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          Fairline announces US premiere of new Squadron 53 at Palm Beach International Boat Show   

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Alongside the US debut of the Squadron 53, which was launched in Europe at Boot Dusseldorf at the end of January, Fairline will showcase its limited edition 50th anniversary commemorative book together with an immersive virtual reality experience bringing to life its highly anticipated Targa 63GTO.

Renowned superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, has added his design expertise to Fairline’s new Squadron 53. The boat is based on the existing 53ft hull but features a new design from the deck upwards courtesy of Mancini, showcasing the future direction of Fairline’s exterior styling.

Mancini’s design has resulted in a spacious main deck with a flat floor from the cockpit to the lower helm, which in turn ensures a flat ceiling in the master cabin offering a generous 6ft 4in headroom at the foot of the large double bed, adding to the overall sense of space in this expansive 55ft 6in (16.92m)-long cruiser. The clever layout configurations provide owners with complete flexibility, including three or four cabins and multiple galley arrangements including the main deck, forward or aft locations or below deck, as well as the new addition of foredeck seating.

Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated craftsmen in Oundle, England, the new Squadron 53 offers luxury boaters total command and control thanks to its

striking swept flybridge, whilst exuding style and offering great entertaining spaces onboard. Fairline’s approach, from superior engineering and multiple layout options, to small details that delight, makes the Squadron 53 the perfect choice for those who want their yacht their way.

Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline, says, “Owners will feel in total command and control on the fantastic flybridge of the new Fairline Squadron 53, a yacht that offers excellent sea-keeping in all conditions. At the same time, the space, style and sumptuousness of this luxury cruiser means that guests will also have the ride of their lives. The Squadron 53 is the first Fairline yacht to have touches of Italian design and features subtle Mancini influences, which have evolved Fairline’s time-proven design DNA to create a
model that perfectly blends beauty, form and function. With the Squadron 53, owners receive unrivalled flexibility in layout and complete comfort and luxury in its construction and features.”

See the US premiere of Fairline’s Squadron 53 at Palm Beach International Boat Show from Thursday 23 March.


          Fairline announces worldwide premiere of new Squadron 53 at Boot Düsseldorf 2017   

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The launch of the Squadron 53 will celebrate the British brand’s return to the Düsseldorf-based show after a five year absence, and follows this year’s hugely successful unveilings of the Squadron 65 Hardtop at Cannes Yachting Festival, and the Targa 53 OPEN at Southampton International Boat Show.

Renowned superyacht designer, Alberto Mancini, has added his design expertise to this new Squadron. The boat is based on Fairline’s existing 53ft hull but features a new design from the deck upwards courtesy of Mancini, showcasing the future direction of Fairline’s exterior styling.

Mancini’s design has resulted in a spacious main deck with a flat floor from the cockpit to the lower helm, which in turn ensures a flat ceiling in the master cabin offering a generous 6ft 4in headroom at the foot of the large double bed, adding to the overall sense of space in this expansive 55ft 6in (16.92m)-long cruiser. The clever layout configurations provide owners with complete flexibility, including three or four cabins and multiple galley arrangements including the main deck, forward or aft locations or below deck, as well as the new addition of foredeck seating.

Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated craftsmen in Oundle, England, the new Squadron 53 offers luxury boaters total command and control thanks to its striking swept flybridge, whilst exuding style and offering great entertaining spaces onboard. Fairline’s approach, from superior engineering and multiple layout options, to small details that delight, makes the Squadron 53 the perfect choice for those who want their yacht their way.

Andrew Pope, Head of Design at Fairline, says, “Owners will feel in total command and control on the fantastic flybridge of the new Fairline Squadron 53, a yacht that offers excellent sea-keeping in all conditions. At the same time, the space, style and sumptuousness of this luxury cruiser means that guests will also have the ride of their lives. The Squadron 53 is the first Fairline yacht to have touches of Italian design and features subtle Mancini influences, which have evolved Fairline’s time-proven design DNA to create a model that perfectly blends beauty, form and function. With the Squadron 53, owners receive unrivalled flexibility in layout and complete comfort and luxury in its construction and features.”

Prices begin at £733,200 (ex. VAT).

Targa 48 OPEN

Fairline’s ever popular Targa 48 OPEN will also be on show alongside the new addition to the Squadron range.

The Targa 48 OPEN is one of the most exciting sports cruisers on the water. A beautifully appointed two or three cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN embraces the design trend of spacious sociable areas – both inside and out. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for a jet tender and the option of a submersible platform. The Targa 48 OPEN offers exceptional performance and manoeuvrability thanks to its Volvo Penta IPS with joystick control – keep your eyes peeled as 2017 sees the introduction of the Volvo IPS700.

Prices start at £441,300 (ex. VAT).

See the world premiere of Fairline’s Squadron 53 at Boot Düsseldorf at 12:00pm on Saturday 21 January 2017 - on the Fairline booth, Hall 6/D21 - and the US premiere at Miami Boat Show, on 16 February 2017.


          Fairline launches the Targa 53 GT for boat owners who refuse to compromise   

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Hand crafted to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated British craftsmen, the Targa 53 GT sets a new standard in choice, personalisation and buyer satisfaction, which has never before been properly recognised or met by boat builders. There will be no such thing as an ‘off the shelf’ model with the Targa 53 GT, allowing customers to design and purchase something that is truly their boat.

Recognised for nearly 50 years as guardians of British ingenuity and engineering of the ‘Boater’s Boat,’ Fairline has created the Targa 53 GT to deliver a ‘no compromise’ solution to the discerning buyer. Fairline has attended to every small detail – from the unrivalled performance, proven sea-keeping, and the exceptional quality of every aspect of on board space, facilities and features. The Targa 53 GT redefines the 50 foot boating experience, providing outstanding quality in design and performance for the uncompromising end-user.

Design Director at Fairline, Andrew Pope, comments, “The Targa 53 GT represents a dramatic step forward in motorboat design, using the Fairline design DNA to create a model that perfectly blends form and function. The use of smart design principles throughout the boat eliminates the owner’s need to compromise. We want our customers to regret nothing and when choosing the Targa 53 GT, the owner will receive unrivalled flexibility in layout and complete confidence in its construction and features.”

Exterior lines reflect dynamic performance

The Targa 53 GT is immediately distinctive thanks to its exterior styling and shows an evolution from the time proven Targa lineage, incorporating the distinctive deck window profile with signature Fairline spear. Continuing the Fairline tradition of timeless design, the Targa 53 GT incorporates a beautifully tapered hull glazing that emphasises the new model’s dynamic character. The boat’s classic swept stern shape integrates the hull lines, creating a functional yet attractive transom that gives the boat a dynamic look, even when at rest.

Fairline takes a unique approach to constructing its boats with four separate mouldings coming together to create a monocoque construction. This procedure, along with Fairline’s resin infusion process, adds structural strength and rigidity while reducing weight, noise and vibration.

Sleek design features have been used to create an “in and out” experience, including large three piece patio doors that span the full width of the upper deck. The large 'L shaped' cockpit seating boasts a substantial three person sun pad utilising a moveable backrest, giving 'open' style exterior space whilst still being able to close the doors on any inclement weather. The Targa 53 GT has a single level floor from the cockpit to saloon, with one step up to the companionway to maximise the feeling of space.

The new model also features a glazed retractable hardtop, a key advantage of which is the pneumatic seal, providing a waterproof seal and seamless one touch movement from closed to open. The boat’s glazed feature windows in the saloon allow light to flood in and provide a stunning 360 degree panoramic experience, with an uninterrupted view. There is an option for a submersible bathing platform, with variable height hydraulic mechanism and a 500kg capacity. The platform holds an integrated Armstrong ladder for those wanting to swim, which conveniently swings and locks away when not in use.

Interior elegance and flexibility

During the development of the Targa 53 GT, emphasis was placed on creating the most flexible Fairline layout to date, providing customers with the chance to create their perfect boat, which is hand built to their specific requirements. This includes the choice of galley up or galley down, providing the customer with class-leading flexibility in layout and widening the boat’s appeal to meet the demands of a global market. 

Designed to be a sociable boat inside and out, the Targa 53 GT combines large cockpit seating and sunbathing areas, with interior saloon seating to provide a seamless flow of entertaining and relaxation space. A stone inlayed wooden high/low dining table with folding leaves can convert from dining to coffee table, allowing the main saloon seating to serve as a dining or relaxation area. A stunning feature drinks unit stands next to the starboard sofa and a 40 inch rise and fall flat screen television as standard.
Companion seating opposite the twin helm adds to the boat’s sociable and inclusive experience. The helm station is designed to ensure the best visibility for the driver due to a central helm position, and the boat is equipped with the latest Garmin navigational technology, renowned for its reliability, technical innovation and ease of use. 

An industry first for this size of boat is the layout of the three luxuriously appointed cabins, providing the best level of comfortable and spacious accommodation for everyone on board. 

The full beam mid-ship master cabin boasts a king size bed, feature headboard, mood lighting and large panoramic windows. The highest quality interior materials are used throughout, including stone worktops and leather panelled drawers and bed surround. A flush mounted 32 inch television, along with a standalone vanity unit with illuminated mirror are just a couple of examples of the luxurious touches in the master cabin. The master ensuite features the option of marble worktops throughout – a first for Fairline – and large windows to light the spacious bathroom.

In addition to the stunning master cabin, there is a VIP forward double cabin, with the option to convert the double to a scissor berth and glazing overhead with integrated blinds. A versatile extra cabin is to port, with side by side twin beds. Often overlooked, the twin cabin features the same attention to detail as the other accommodation, with no need for guests to sleep in bunk beds and design touches including a full length mirror. For crewed boats, Fairline offers an optional spacious crew cabin.

The galley is visually open to the upper deck, ensuring those enjoying the ambience below decks are always connected to other guests. Owners can choose from three beautiful stone worktop options and the galley’s contemporary yet practical features include a full height fridge freezer, induction hobs and soft close drawers. Storage options in the galley include large eyeline lockers above the worktop and an under floor larder. Customers opting for the 'galley up' option will gain an additional day head and flexible utility room in place of the galley.
Stunning design details run throughout the boat including feature piping and stitching on the sofas and leather bound and stitched handrails. Owners can select options for sofa coverings, fabric and leather from four sumptuous interior schemes based on popular boating destinations – Capri, St Tropez, Amalfi and the Hamptons.

Technical details and engine options

Offering excellent sea-keeping in all conditions, the Targa 53 GT is a true “boater’s boat” and offers a choice of two shaft driven engine options from Volvo. Up to 725bhp is available through shaft drives, which better suits the handling and performance characteristics of a 50ft+ boat.

The boat is designed to reach a minimum of 30 knots in a fully loaded state, including fuel, water, tender and crew and boasts high capacity fuel tanks for longer range, safer cruising.
Every feature has been carefully planned to enhance the on board experience of the Targa 53 GT, including gyro stabilisation as a factory fitted option, a 45% increase in air conditioning output, 35% increase in exterior glazing, and 70% increase in cockpit seating and sunbed areas.
Prices start from £649,000 excluding VAT, with the 2x Volvo Penta D11-675 EVC engine option.

Douglas Culverwell, Sales and Marketing Director, adds, “The Targa 53 GT gives an idea of the shape of things to come, not just for Fairline but for the whole market. This new model refuses to be categorised with production line boats and as the order books are already filling up, we welcome the imminent boat show season.

“The Targa 53 GT is an opportunity for our customers to purchase what suits their individual boating needs when it comes to layout and functionality. With a boat where attention to detail, both in engineering and aesthetics, is key.”


          Fairline reveals the future with its luxury boat range at Cannes Yachting Festival   

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Hand built to order by Fairline’s highly experienced and dedicated British craftsmen, this highly anticipated new model sets a new standard in choice, personalisation and buyer satisfaction – which has never before been properly recognised or met by production boat builders. There will be no such thing as an ‘off the shelf’ model with the Targa 53GT, allowing customers to design and purchase something that is truly their boat.

Recognised for nearly 50 years as guardians of British ingenuity and engineering of the ‘Boater’s Boat,’ Fairline has created the Targa 53GT to deliver a ‘no compromise’ solution to the discerning buyer. Fairline has attended to every small detail – from the unrivalled performance, proven sea-keeping, and the exceptional quality of every aspect of on board space, facilities and features. The Targa 53GT redefines the 50 foot boating experience, providing outstanding quality in design and performance for the uncompromising end-user.

The new design concept created by Fairline for the Targa 53GT enables the buyer to make extensive personalised choices to create their own boat, hand built to their specific requirements. This includes the choice of galley up or galley down through to the single level floor from cockpit to saloon with more choice in interior and exterior layout.  An industry first for this size of boat is the layout of the three luxuriously appointed cabins featuring a master main cabin and two additional cabins with options for double in the VIP forward cabin or twin beds in the guest cabin, providing the best level of comfortable and spacious accommodation for everyone on board. 

Hidden yet significant features of the Targa 53GT include the option of factory fitted gyro stabilisation as standard, a 45% increase in standard air conditioning output, 35% increase in exterior glazing, 70% increase in cockpit seating and sunbed areas, and the space for larger TV screens as standard. A first for Fairline is the option for marble worktops in the galley and heads, and achieving yet another first – being 10% lighter in weight than the equivalent length hand laid up Fairline boat. 

Boats on show at Cannes Yachting Festival

Targa 48 OPEN
The launch of the new Targa 53GT sits alongside Fairline’s ever popular and proven range on show at Cannes which includes the Targa 48 OPEN – one of the most exciting sports cruisers on the water and the first to feature Fairline’s sumptuous new interiors scheme. A beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model, the Targa 48 OPEN embraces the design trend of spacious sociable areas – both inside and out. The model also features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for an optional jet tender and a submersible platform. The Targa 48 OPEN offers exceptional performance and manoeuvrability thanks to its Volvo Penta IPS with joystick control.

Targa 48GT
Also representing Fairline’s proven Targa range will be the Targa 48GT, a sports cruiser packed with new technologies and exceptional engineering. The hull, for instance, has been specifically designed to complement the Volvo Penta IPS engines, resulting in precise handling, along with impeccable sea keeping. Taking the hardtop in question, it comes with panelled glazing as standard for that ‘open, even when closed’ sensation.

Targa 62GT
The Targa 62GT boasts stunning performance and excellent sea-keeping, as well as impressive accommodation throughout. The model has a generous, open cockpit that features a highly sociable J-shaped seating and dining area, sitting ahead of a luxuriously large sunpad and a bathing platform featuring a hydraulic hi-lo system. One of the most attractive features is its electric retractable glazed roof with one-touch operation and pneumatic seal, creating a haven for sun-worshippers.

Squadron 65
Completing the Fairline offering at Cannes Yachting Festival will be the beautifully proportioned Squadron 65. With an increase in size comes an increase in the ability to really impress and the Squadron 65 does just that. This 65-foot Squadron appears to go one step further than similar sized boats on every level.
Sumptuous furnishings and hand-worked cabinetry are hallmarks of the Squadron range. Nowhere is it more elegantly expressed than in the long, wide single-level interior - a testament to the 65’s ingenious flat floor design. Having such uncomplicated, single floor levels is normally reserved for much larger yachts, but our designers have achieved just that on this 65-footer.


          Fairline launches apprenticeship programme   

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Supported by the British Marine Federation and the Shipwrights Apprenticeship Scheme, which encourages businesses to train apprentices, Evolve Business Training - the employer focused arm of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education in Northamptonshire - will work closely with Fairline to develop and deliver the apprenticeship training standards and assessments.

The Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship programme will be tailored to the requirements of the global luxury yachting industry and will be based at Fairline’s Oundle headquarters and at the college’s Corby campus. The apprenticeship scheme will be a four year programme, during which time apprentices will gain invaluable training and experience, and learn and develop the specialist skills and knowledge required in building luxury motor yachts.

Stefan Whitmarsh, Head of Engineering at Fairline, says, “We are excited to be working with the apprentices from Tresham, it’s a unique opportunity for the students to learn a wide variety of trades and specifically, boat building.  The new apprenticeship scheme forms part of the plan to strengthen our business for the future, and it’s a chance for the 22 apprentices to be part of a great British brand that delivers luxury boats to a global audience.”

Rachel Kay, Deputy Principal and MD at Tresham says, “This is an excellent career opportunity for young people, and a chance to get on board with a major global player in the luxury boating market.”

Paul Harris, Administrator of the Shipwright Apprenticeship Scheme, says, “Through discussions between Shipwrights and the British Marine Federation we are meeting with Colleges and local businesses, such as Tresham and Fairline, to secure the return of marine apprenticeships to the region.”

Recruitment of the team of 22 apprenticeships is already underway and the Fairline Boatbuilding / Shipwright Apprenticeship Programme will commence in September 2015.


          Fairline Targa 48GT to make its us debut at Norwalk Boat Show   

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Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, will showcase the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO, alongside its elegant Squadron 50, at both the Norwalk and Annapolis boat shows this autumn.

The Fairline Chesapeake team will be on hand throughout both shows to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors onto the stand to take a look at the models. The Fairline stand will feature an elegant hospitality area, where visitors can relax with a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of the show. 

The Targa 48GT is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive and features a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior. Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback and as a result, an array of options is available to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets.

With intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat, the Targa 48GT provides sociable spaces with clever design touches. The electric glazed retractable roof is a standard feature of the boat, offering an ‘open, even when closed’ feel and giving owners the chance to enjoy fresh air and sunshine at the touch of a button, whether at rest or underway.

Stuart McCullough, Commercial Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are delighted to be showcasing the third of our 48ft models, the Targa 48GT, at this year’s Norwalk and Annapolis boat shows. This model attracted a great deal of interest at the London Boat Show earlier this year when it launched to the world. We look forward to welcoming Fairline owners and prospective customers onto the stand to experience British craftsmanship and Fairline luxury at its very best.”

In addition to allowing visitors to browse an extensive selection of luxury Motor Yachts, powerboats and sailboats, the shows will offer visitors the chance to take part in on-the water demos and boat handling clinics, sailing seminars and offers a range of activities for children.


          Duo of 48ft models to make show premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival   

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The Squadron 48 and Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO will be showcased on the European stage for the first time, displaying the best of British craftsmanship on Fairline’s elegant stand. The Fairline team will be on hand throughout the show to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors aboard these new models and talk them through the range’s striking design.

Fairline has developed the new 48ft trio, that also includes the Targa 48 OPEN, with careful attention to global customer feedback and as a result, an array of options is available to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets. All three models are powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull, designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive, and feature a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior.

With intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat, the Targa 48GT provides sociable spaces with clever design touches. The electric glazed retractable roof is a standard feature of the boat, offering an ‘open, even when closed’ feel and giving owners the chance to enjoy fresh air and sunshine at the touch of a button, whether at rest or underway.

Meanwhile, the fresh and ingenious design of the Squadron 48 interior ensures there is plentiful space with a voluminous saloon and large relaxed seating areas to both port and starboard. The Squadron 48 also offers numerous opportunities for relaxing in style; the flybridge offers a large seating area around an outdoor dining table which can be lowered to convert into a sunpad in addition to forward-facing seating alongside the upper helm.

Stuart McCullough, Commercial Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are looking forward to showcasing the Targa 48GT and Squadron 48 models at the Cannes Yachting Festival for the first time. The Cannes Yachting Festival is the gateway to the Mediterranean motor yachting world and the design of the 48ft range is perfect for the boating region. We look forward to welcoming many Fairline owners and prospective customers on board all of our boats to enjoy the best of British at this year’s show.”


          Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO to make show debut at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show   

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The Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO, which made its world debut at the 2014 London Boat Show, will be joined by two other models in the new 48ft range, the Targa 48 OPEN and the Squadron 48. Other Fairline models on display will range from the Targa 38 to the luxurious Squadron 42 and the commanding Squadron 78 CUSTOM. 

The Fairline team will be on hand throughout the show to welcome prospective and existing Fairline owners and visitors onto the stand and to walk them through the entire range. The Fairline stand will feature an elegant hospitality area, where visitors can relax with a drink and enjoy the atmosphere of the show.  

The Targa 48GT is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the characteristics of the IPS drive and features a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior. Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback and as a result, an array of options is available to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets.

With intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat, the Targa 48GT provides sociable spaces with clever design touches. The electric glazed retractable roof is a standard feature of the boat, offering an ‘open, even when closed’ feel and giving owners the chance to enjoy fresh air and sunshine at the touch of a button, whether at rest or underway.

Stuart McCullough, Commercial Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are looking forward to showcasing the Targa 48GT at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show for the first time. This model attracted a great deal of interest at the London Boat Show earlier this year when it launched to the world. The PSP Southampton Boat Show is another important highlight of the boating calendar for Fairline and a show we are committed to supporting. We look forward to welcoming many Fairline owners and prospective customers on board all of our boats to enjoy the best of British at this year’s show.”


          Recruitment drive to meet high demand for luxury British boats   

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A constant stream of visitors at the London Boat Show earlier in the month saw the continuation of an upward sales trend for Fairline, with sales figures exceeding the previous year and strong forward order books now extending into late 2014 for some models. 

The introduction of the brand’s new 48ft range has contributed to the recent increase in demand. Powered by Volvo IPS, Fairline’s three 48ft models are manufactured at Fairline’s state-of-the-art facility in Corby, using the latest technology and production systems. All three new models feature a dynamic new hull, significant weight savings and an array of available options to ensure each model is perfectly suited to different markets.

The third model in this range – the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO – recently made its world debut at the London Boat Show, where it was displayed alongside the Squadron 48 and the Targa 48 OPEN. The boat features a stunning retractable hard top offering an ‘open, even when closed’ feel and intelligent space-saving innovations engineered throughout the boat.

Kevin Gaskell, CEO of Fairline, commented: “We are delighted with the success we enjoyed at this year’s London Boat Show and would like to thank our teams in Oundle and Corby for all their hard work in producing such beautiful boats. Sales were excellent at the show, showing a strong growth over last year and our impressive stand was busy with visitors throughout the show. As a result of this excellent news, we are delighted to be recruiting for roles across the factory and have been able to approach previous employees. We are all very excited about what the future holds for Fairline.”


          US debut of the highly anticipated Targa 48 OPEN at Miami Yacht and Brokerage Show   

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Exhibiting at Ramp 39, Fairline will join yacht builders from around the world at Florida’s largest annual event, which transforms Collins Avenue into a multi-million dollar showcase. Visitors to the show will be able to explore the beautifully crafted new Targa 48 OPEN and step onboard six additional Fairline models – including the luxurious Targa 62GT.   

Perfectly suited for the Miami boating scene, the Targa 48 OPEN is an elegantly appointed two cabin, double en-suite model geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas for entertaining inside and out. The model offers an electric canvas roof as standard, as well as a garage for optional jet tender and submersible bathing platform.

The Targa 48 OPEN is powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the range, making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new Targa offers the highest levels of quality and performance, with considerable weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “Fairline enjoyed a strong year in the US market in 2013 and we anticipate building on this in the year ahead. We’re looking forward to launching the Targa 48 OPEN to the US market and showcasing the best of British to visitors at the show. Our new 48 foot models have been created using the very latest technology and we’ll be welcoming Fairline owners and prospective customers onboard to experience it for themselves.”


          The Fairline 19 at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show    

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Leading British luxury Motor Yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, will be at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, exhibiting a selection of its latest models - as well as an original Fairline 19, a model first produced in 1967. 

Celebrating 45 years of luxury British boat-building Fairline Boats scoured the UK for one of the original Fairline 19 models built in the 1960s and restored it to all of its former glory.  Since its launch, Fairline Boats has built over 13,000 models and is still the foremost expert on designing, engineering and producing elegant, British Motor Yachts.       

Visitors to the world’s largest in-the-water boat show can also step on board six boats in the Fairline range, as well as revisit Fairline’s iconic history by exploring its first ever model.  

Following successful European shows in Cannes and Southampton, visitors in the US will be able to see the flagship Squadron 78 CUSTOM, the Squadron 65, the Squadron 50, the Squadron 42, the Targa 62 GRAN TURISMO which was launched at last year’s show, the Targa 38 OPEN and the classic Fairline 19.  

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, said: “We are very excited to be exhibiting once again at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. We have brought some Fairline history with us this year with Fairline’s first ever model on display - the Fairline 19, as well as a range of our latest Targas and Squadrons for guests to enjoy.  We are seeing consistently improving sales across the US and South America and we are committed to further developing the business and our dealer network throughout these regions.”


          Fairline Squadron 48 to make world debut at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show   

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Making her world debut at the show will be the Fairline Squadron 48. This is the second of a trio of new models to be launched from Fairline’s revamped Corby manufacturing facility, and features the same remarkable hull as the Targa 48 OPEN, as well as a beautifully spacious flybridge and newly styled interior.

Powered by Volvo Penta IPS, the Squadron 48 boasts significant weight savings thanks to the very latest technologies and industry-leading production systems being utilised by Fairline. Owners of this striking Squadron can expect no less than the very highest levels of quality and performance, as well as exceptional engineering and superb sea-keeping.

The Squadron 48 is available with an array of options to ensure it is perfectly suited to different customer requirements and markets. It will be available with variable two or three cabin options, and owners can enjoy plentiful storage throughout, considered layouts and practical yet clever touches.

The flybridge offers a large seating area around an outdoor dining table which can be lowered to convert into a sunpad. An optional BBQ package is available, which includes a sink, griddle, fridge and icemaker. This is in addition to forward-facing seating alongside the upper helm. The Squadron 48 also features an optional submersible bathing platform, which can also accommodate a jet tender and has been a very popular addition on many of Fairline’s larger yachts. The twin transom gates lead to a well-appointed cockpit.

Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are delighted to be launching the Squadron 48 at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show. We are incredibly pleased with our trio of new models and have no doubt they will each become iconic Fairline models. We have created these new 48 foot models using the very latest technology and look forward to welcoming many Fairline owners and prospective customers on board to truly uncover the best of British at this year’s show.”


          The Targa 48 OPEN South Coast Marina Tour   

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The Targa 48 OPEN will be available for viewings and sea trials for registered customers and prospective owners to discover the very best of this spectacular new model. She will depart from the Fairline Test Centre at Ipswich, travelling down the East Coast to begin her tour at Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne before cruising down the Thames Estuary and around the South East headland, past Brighton down the Solent to Poole and returning to end the tour at Fairline Southampton in Swanwick. The South Coast Tour will include visits to a huge variety of popular marinas and anchorages between London and Poole. To register your interest in the tour please visit: www.fairline.com/T48tour.

The new motor yacht is the first of three 48 foot models being launched in the next six months, and is set to become another iconic addition to the range. The Targa 48 OPEN was created in Fairline’s new £2.6m Corby facility using the latest technology and features a dynamic new hull, as well as significant weight savings that clearly set her apart from the competition.

James Powell, International Sales Manager comments: “The South Coast Tour is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to come along and see and experience the latest spectacular model from Fairline Boats for themselves prior to the start of the autumn boat show season. We have received some very positive feedback from the recent sea trials and the Goodwood Festival of Speed launch event and with her flawless sea-keeping and design innovations, the Targa 48 OPEN epitomises British engineering and manufacturing at its best. We are looking forward to exploring the beautiful English coastline, meeting up with the many existing Fairline owners who keep their boats along the South Coast, and welcoming many newcomers to the brand onboard. We would encourage everyone to register their interest early as we’ve already seen a fantastic demand to view the Targa 48 OPEN on location during the tour.”

The Targa 48 OPEN is the latest exciting new model from Fairline and is the first of the 48ft range.  She will be closely followed by the launch of the Squadron 48 at the 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show, and the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show in 2014.

The South Coast Tour
• 9th - 10th August, Sovereign Harbour, Eastbourne
• 11th August, Brighton Marina, Brighton
• 12th August, Chichester Marina, Chichester
• 13th August, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth
• 14th August, Port Solent, Portsmouth
• 15th August, East Cowes Marina, Isle of Wight
• 16th August, Swanwick Marina, Southampton
• 17th August, Ocean Village Marina, Southampton
• 18th August, Hamble Point Marina, Southampton
• 19th August, Cowes Yacht Haven, Isle of Wight
• 20th August, Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour, Beaulieu River
• 21st August, Lymington Yacht Haven, Lymington
• 22nd August, Salterns Marina, Poole
• 23rd August, Cobb’s Quay Marina, Poole
• 24th - 25th August, Dolphin Quay Marina, Poole


          Fairline Targa 48 OPEN premières at Goodwood Festival of Speed   

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Visitors and VIPs at this iconic event were some of the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years. 

The first model from the new 48 range is proving to be very popular with the next two models in the range due to launch later this year.  The Targa 48 OPEN is available globally from August 2013 and is an impressive addition to the Fairline range. 

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “The première of the Targa 48 OPEN was a great success and we received some very positive feedback.  The Festival of Speed is a showcase for decades of engineering excellence and we were proud to be premièring another iconic example of great British manufacturing in such good company. 
  
“Preparation for the new 48 range has included the implementation of a new product development strategy and we have invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want.  We have worked diligently over the past 18 months to implement a new manufacturing programme at Fairline, and the Targa 48 OPEN is the culmination of manufacturing and design innovation.  Fairline’s high standards can be seen throughout the Targa 48 OPEN, cementing our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping.”  

Following the Goodwood Festival of Speed the Targa 48 OPEN will be part of the Fairline South Coast Tour in August where visitors are invited on board to experience the boat.  She will also be making her show debuts at Southampton Boat Show and Cannes Boat Show later in the year.


          World première of the Targa 48 OPEN at Goodwood Festival of Speed   

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Visitors and VIPs at this iconic event will be some of the first to see the latest innovations, exceptional quality of finish and evolution of British craftsmanship that Fairline has mastered over the years. 

The first model from the new 48 range is already forward sold until early 2014, and the next two models in the range are due to launch later this year.  The Targa 48 OPEN is available globally from August 2013 and is set to be an impressive addition to the Fairline range.

This new model will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the new range, making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new Targa offers the very highest levels of quality and performance, with significant weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

The Targa 48 OPEN is a beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model which is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The Targa 48 OPEN features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform. Accommodation below deck includes a mid master and a forward double, with V berth conversion, as well as a galley with full height fridge/freezer and spacious saloon/dinette with optional sofa bed or third cabin. 

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We are very excited about the première of the Targa 48 OPEN - the first of the new range.  The Festival of Speed is a showcase for decades of engineering excellence and we are proud to be premiering another iconic example of great British manufacturing in such good company. 
  
“Preparation for the new 48 range has included the implementation of a new product development strategy and we have invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want.  We have worked diligently over the past 18 months to implement a new manufacturing programme at Fairline, and the Targa 48 OPEN is the culmination of manufacturing and design innovation.  Fairline’s high standards can be seen throughout the Targa 48 OPEN, cementing our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping.”


          Fairline Boats celebrates a successful supplier conference with host of awards   

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The conference concluded with an awards ceremony, celebrating the best in category for Fairline suppliers, including Best New Supplier and the Buyers Choice Award.

The full list of awards and winners in each category include: 

• Most Proactive Supplier – Whale
Whale is a supplier of pumps and has worked with Fairline to standardise components and processes, in turn reducing installation time and improving quality overall

• Outstanding Customer Service – MJ Trimmers
MJ Trimmers is a supplier of upholstered furniture items and has recently re-engineered the entire business, resulting in the ability to fully service the new mixed model line process

• Best New Supplier – Righton
Righton is a supplier of raw materials.  Righton won the Fairline business in 2012 and has improved service levels of supply whilst being professional and helpful throughout the transition period

• Buyers Choice Award – Monks and Crane
Monks and Crane is a supplier of consumables and has been a key partner in the set up of the new layout and manufacturing system in Corby.  Monks and Crane also redesigned its supply channels and storage locations to ensure that the availability of consumables was simply not a constraint to our production teams

Julian Dudley-Smith, Operations Director, Fairline Boats commented: “The Fairline supplier conference is a key date in the Fairline calendar.  Bringing together our suppliers to discuss developments in their fields ensures that Fairline can continue to be at the top of the game when it comes to building stylish, performance-driven, British luxury boats. 

The awards at the supplier conference are highly coveted, positioning the winner as the very best of the best.  This year the supplier awards have been presented to those suppliers that have gone above and beyond for Fairline Boats.  With the new manufacturing facility and mixed model production lines our suppliers have adapted and created supply chains to guarantee we have what we need, when we need it.”     

With an emphasis on style, performance and integrity Fairline’s supplier conference gives participants the opportunity to discuss the future of materials and product lines, as well as how best to achieve efficient and innovative supply chains.  Fairline Boats’ high quality suppliers ensure that the full range of Squadrons and Targas continue to be the most beautifully-crafted, powerful and enduring boats on the market.


          Trio of global debuts planned for Fairline boats in 2013   

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2013 is set to be a big year for leading luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Boats, with the introduction of three new exciting 48ft models. The first model to arrive this summer will be the Targa 48 OPEN which is already forward sold until early 2014. This will be closely followed by the Squadron 48 in autumn 2013 and the Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO later this year. 

All three models will be powered by Volvo Penta IPS matched to a dynamic new hull designed specifically for the new range and making significant use of new technologies and industry-leading production systems. This has ensured the new 48s offer the very highest levels of quality and performance, with significant weight reduction, exceptional engineering and excellent sea-keeping – everything you would expect from a Fairline.

Fairline has developed the new trio with careful attention to global customer feedback. As a result, customers have an array of options to ensure each is perfectly suited to different markets. All models will be available with variable two or three cabin layouts and owners will enjoy plentiful storage throughout, considered layouts and practical yet clever touches.

James Robinson, Sales and Marketing Director at Fairline Boats, commented: “We have implemented a new product development strategy and invested a considerable amount of time listening to what our customers want. We are incredibly excited about the new range and have worked diligently to ensure the new hull matches the characteristics of IPS to retain our renowned reputation for engineering integrity and flawless sea-keeping. We are looking forward to releasing details of all models at upcoming boat shows and events and securing even more forward orders over the coming months.”

Targa 48 OPEN – Launching in summer 2013
The Targa 48 OPEN is a beautifully appointed two cabin, double en-suite model which is geared towards the design trend of spacious sociable areas - both inside and out. The Targa 48 OPEN features an electric canvas roof as standard, as well a garage for optional jet tender and a submersible platform. Accommodation below deck includes a mid master and a forward double, with V berth conversion, as well as a galley with full height fridge/freezer and spacious saloon/dinette with optional sofa bed or third cabin. 

Squadron 48 - Launching in late 2013
The Squadron 48 will feature a spacious flybridge with large seating area and a sunbed conversion. A submersible bathing platform to accommodate a jet tender is also featured. The twin transom gates lead to a well-appointed cockpit,  and an optional BBQ package is offered which includes a sink, griddle, fridge and icemaker. The stainless steel doors lead to a welcoming saloon, with large seating areas to both port and starboard, as well as further seating provided alongside the twin helms. Down below there are three cabins as standard with the flexibility of a dinette option in place of the third cabin.

Targa 48 GRAN TURISMO – Launching in late 2013 
The Targa 48GT will feature a glazed electric hard top roof with a spacious, sociable upper deck, J-shaped cockpit seating with table, and optional sunbed conversion. The saloon offers plentiful seating, in addition to a well-appointed helm station with twin seats. The lower deck has three cabins as standard and there is an optional lower saloon/dinette in lieu of the third cabin layout.

Customers can find out everything they want to know about the new range by visiting Fairline’s stand, A300 at the Tullett Prebon London Boat Show.


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          Fairline wins Editor’s Choice Award   

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The Fairline yacht won the Best Import Motoryacht award in the 60-70 feet category. With exceptional sea-keeping and a beautiful quality of finish, the luxurious Squadron 60 illustrates just why Fairline continues to lead the way in motor yacht engineering and design. The Squadron 60 was chosen by the award’s panel of judges, made up of the editors from AIM Media titles including Yachts International and Power & MotorYacht magazine.


Oliver Winbolt, Head of Marketing, commented: “We are very pleased to have won the Editor’s Choice Award. We were up against the entire industry, and we were delighted to hear the editors championed the Squadron 60. It is good to be acknowledged for the hard work and passion we put in to our manufacturing, and we look forward to introducing the Squadron 60 in America in 2013 and securing even more forward orders over the coming months.”

The Editor’s Choice Award is a new AIM Marine Group award, recognising the best the boating industry has to offer.


          The trouble with geoengineers “hacking the planet” | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists   
The trouble with geoengineers “hacking the planet” | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
           Georgia Power, Southern Nuclear to Assume Project Management of Vogtle    

Georgia Power, Southern Nuclear to Assume Project Management of Vogtle

$subtitles.get($x) The change in project management will not affect Toshiba’s agreement to pay $3.68 billion for the project.
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           Southern Company Suspends Gasification at Kemper County    

Southern Company Suspends Gasification at Kemper County

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          The Elephant in the Sky – Chemtrails, Contrails and Climate Engineering — Openhearted Rebel – 7-1-17   
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          Inovasi Pengendali Gadget via Pikiran Dikembangkan   

Cukup memerintah otak, pengguna mematikan perangkat tanpa disentuh.

Otak (ilustrasi)

 Samsung terus mengembangkan pengalaman menggunakan gadget dengan inovasi terbaru. Desas-desus yang beredar, para peneliti Emerging Technology Lab Samsung tengah mengembangkan perangkat mobile yang dapat dikendalikan pikiran pengguna. 


Slashgear melansir, 22 April 2013, inovasi ini akan menjadi lompatan besar bagi Samsung untuk memenangkan kompetisi. Sebab, inovasi ini dianggap bermanfaat bagi orang yang merasa menderita berbagai gangguan ponsel dan akan mengubah peta game dalam industri teknologi di sisi lain.

Teknologi yang dikembangkan perusahaan asal Korea Selatan ini memungkinkan pengguna menjalankan aplikasi, musik, menghidupkan dan mematikan tablet, serta banyak hal lainnya.

Saat menguji, peneliti Samsung menggunakan topi yang dilengkapi dengan elektroda monitoring EEG guna menyampaikan tindakan pengguna.

Topi itu memanfaatkan sinyal pendeteksi otak EEG untuk merespons perintah. Di sisi lain, peneliti memantau pola aktivitas otak yang sangat dikenali saat orang menunjukkan pola visual yang berulang.

Dengan hanya berfokus pada ikon berkedip di frekuensi tertentu, peneliti dapat melakukan berbagai tindakan seperti meluncurkan aplikasi, mematikan atau menyalakan musik. 

Soal kecepatan respons, pikiran pengguna akan memproses tindakan dalam lima detik, dengan tingkat akurasi 80 sampai 95 persen.

Kepala peneliti Samsung, Insoo Kim mengatakan, peneliti masih memerlukan beberapa langkah penelitian lebih lanjut untuk membuat fitur ini inovatif dan benar-benar jadi kenyataan. 

"Inovasi baru dalam berinteraksi dengan gadget itu mengubah cara inovasi sebelumnya. Dari keypad kecil jadi pusat mengendalikan ponsel, kini berubah cukup hanya menggunakan suara, sentuhan hingga gestur tubuh pengguna," kata Kim.


Sementara itu, Robert Jacob, peneliti Human-Computer Interaction Researcher pada Universitas Tuft, Amerika Serikat mengatakan, proyek inovasi ini bisa menjadi alternatif interaksi dengan gadget mereka, meski gadget berada di kantong atau saku pengguna.  

Namun, untuk tahap awal, ketika fitur baru ini tersedia untuk perangkat bergerak, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering dari University of Texas, Roozbeh Jafari mengatakan, kemungkinan pengguna harus mengenakan topi EEG untuk menggunakannya.

sumber : viva.co.id

          kembali bangkitnya pabrik pesawat RI   

Sebuah pesawat CN 235 Maritime Patrol (MPA) pesanan TNI Angkatan Laut terparkir di hanggar PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI). Berkelir hijau, pesawat itu baru saja lulus uji coba terbang selama satu jam di langit Jawa Barat awal April 2013 lalu.

Para teknisi PTDI berkerubung di pesawat seharga US21,5 juta per buahnya itu. Burung besi produksi PTDI bekerjasama Airbus Military itu hendak diperkuat dengan radar pengintai lautan, dan kamera beresolusi tinggi.
“Radar itu dapat melihat hingga 200 meter di bawah permukaan laut,” kata mantan Kepala Humas PTDI, Rakhendi Priatna yang menemani VIVAnews berkeliling di pabrik pembuatan pesawat PTDI, di lahan seluas 80 hektar, awal April 2013 lalu.
Di belakang CN 235 MPA, tampak antri dua pesawat lainnya.  Semua menunggu kelihaian tangan para teknisi. PTDI memang saat ini tengah kebanjiran berbagai pesanan pesawat, khususnya CN 235. Pada 2012, PTDI berhasil membuat empat unit CN 235, dua unit NC 212, dua unit Super Puma, satu unit CN 195 dan 12 unit Bell 412.
Setelah terpuruk dihajar badai krisis moneter 1997,  perusahaan itu kini mencoba bangkit. Hanggar yang dulu sempat sepi, kini ramai dengan beragam pekerjaan.  Order mengalir, dan rezeki pun tumpah. Setelah merugi sembilan tahun, baru pada 2012 perusahaan menangguk laba.
Terakhir, rapor keuangannya biru pada 2002, dengan laba bersih Rp11,26 miliar. Setelah itu, kantong PTDI pun kempis.   Hutangnya seawan, dan nyaris kolaps. Sekitar 16 ribu karyawan dipecat, dan hanya  tersisa 4.000.  Para insinyur terbaik pun hengkang ke berbagai pabrik pesawat dunia.
Lebih tragis lagi, perusahaan perakit pesawat itu sampai terpaksa membuat panci agar bisa bertahan hidup. “Sepanjang 2003 hingga 2007 PTDI ini tak pernah tutup buku. Sehingga kami harus mulai tutup buku 2003-2007,” kenang Direktur Utama PTDI, Budi Santoso.
Budi bukanlah orang baru di PTDI. Ia bergabung sejak 1987, saat masih bernama IPTN. Pada 1998 lalu, ia pindah menjadi Direktur Utama PT Pindad, dan berhasil. Pada 2007 lalu, doktor ilmu robotika dari Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgia, ini diminta pemerintah membenahi PTDI.
Saat ia baru memimpin, Budi dicegat oleh banyak persoalan. Ribuan bekas karyawan berdemonstrasi menuntut pesangon. Dan soal itu terus menguras energinya. Ditambah beban hutang, khususnya hutang kepada pemerintah yang mencapai Rp3,8 triliun. Kas  keuangan PTDI kandas saat itu.
Dia lalu membereskannya tahap demi tahap. Pada 2009, semua urusan masa lalu itu kelar. Setelah diaudit BPK, instansi pajak, dan berbagai lembaga, utang ke pemerintah itu pun beres. “Kami minta utang kepada pemerintah dikonversi menjadi modal. Duitnya sih tidak ada, hanya di atas kertas. Tapi ia tidak menjadi beban keuangan PTDI,” katanya.
Tangan dingin Budi Santoso perlahan menuai hasil. Pada 2012 lalu,  perusahaan membukukan laba bersih sekitar Rp40 miliar, dengan pendapatan Rp2,68 triliun. Pendapatan terbesar disumbang oleh pembuatan pesawat sebesar Rp2,3 triliun, manufaktur komponen Rp236 miliar, jasa teknisi dan alutsista Rp65 miliar, dan dari perawatan pesawat Rp104 miliar.
Tiga  langkah
Beresnya utang masa lalu itu, kata Budi Santoso, menjadi titik balik PTDI. Pada akhir 2011, mendapatkan kucuran dana Penyertaan Modal Negara (PMN) sebesar Rp2,06 triliun. Direksi tidak menyia-nyiakan dana itu, dan langsung memakainya untuk modernisasi mesin, hanggar dan sumber daya manusia.
Direktur Niaga dan Restrukturisasi, Budiman Saleh menjelaskan PTDI telah mengalokasikan Rp270 miliar membeli berbagai mesin produksi serta membenahi dan membangun hanggar baru senilai Rp140 miliar. Nantinya, PTDI akan mempunyai dua hanggar perakitan pesawat.
Satu hanggar baru tersebut baru akan beroperasi pada Semester I 2014, dan mampu merakit pesawat besar seperti CN 295. (Lihat Bagian 3: Agar di Langit Kita Jaya)
Tiga langkah restrukturisasi pun  dilakukan. Pertama, pada fase darurat, selama 2011-2012, dibenahi kondisi internal. Kedua, adalah tahap stabilisasi pada 2012-2013. Pada fase ini perusahaan melakukan berbagai investasi dan revitalisasi. Terakhir, diharapkan pada 2015 ke atas, PTDI diharapkan lepas dari ketergantungan pada pemerintah.
“Saat ini kami sedang dalam tahap fase kedua. Kita lakukan pencarian pendanaan untuk permodalan, pemetaan pasar dan persiapan produk baru seperti N 219,” kata Budiman.
Saat ini, untuk bergerak perusahaan memang tergantung pada rezeki dari pemerintah. Misalnya, PTDI meraup kontrak hingga Rp7 triliun hingga tiga tahun mendatang, sebagian besar dari Kementerian Pertahanan. Tapi setelah itu, PTDI diminta untuk mandiri.
“Kami perlu hidup. Bisnis pesawat terbang bukan sesuatu yang instan,” kata Budi Santoso.
Bantuan itu, kata Budi, penting. Ia seperti efek bola salju. Konsumen melihat perusahaan mulai bangkit, dan tanpa diundang, mereka datang ke pabrik dan melakukan kerjasama. “Lima tahun lalu, saat saya pertama kali menjadi Direktur Utama, hal ini tidak pernah saya bayangkan,” katanya.
Menggandeng Airbus
Salah satu kunci keberhasilan PTDI adalah belajar dari kesalahan masa lalu. Sewaktu masih bernama IPTN, perusahaan ini “jor-joran” mengembangkan berbagai macam pernik pesawat walaupun tidak ekonomis.  Insinyur mereka waktu itu sangat menguasai teknologi, tapi tidak mengerti ilmu marketing.
“Ternyata, mengerti teknologi saja tidak cukup. Bagian lain adalah menguasai pasar, kami tidak pernah pelajari hal tersebut,” kata Budi.
Jalan lain mendongkrak kembali perusahaan yang  “pingsan” sejak krisis 1997 lalu adalah usaha  menggandeng industri penerbangan lain yang telah berkibar, yaitu Airbus dan Boeing. “Dua-duanya kami jajaki,” ujar Budi.
Namun, yang terdekat adalah EADS, perusahaan yang termasuk grupnya Airbus. Secara sejarah, PTDI lebih dekat, meskipun dulu mereka pernah punya hubungan dengan Boeing.
Cara ini, kata Budi, lebih efektif. Soalnya, membuat pasar baru membutuhkan waktu hingga puluhan tahun. PTDI tidak mungkin menanti selama itu, bisa keburu mati. Cara PTDI mirip seperti yang dilakukan Lenovo dan IBM. “Lenovo dahulu menggunakan merek IBM hingga orang-orang sadar IBM itu Lenovo. Sekarang Lenovo tidak memakai nama IBM namun tetap laku,” katanya.
Cara ini mulai membuahkan hasil. PTDI kini menerapkan standar administrasi hingga membuat pesawat, yang sesuai standar Airbus, baik EADS Airbus dan Airbus Military, membantu dari teknik hingga non teknik. Per tahun, PTDI mendapatkan kontrak Rp180-200 miliar. Dengan bekal inilah, PTDI bertekad membuat pesawat asli Indonesia.
Selain dengan EADS, PTDI juga menjalin kerjasama dengan Eurocopter Family yang juga dibawah EADS untuk membuat body helikopter MK II, yaitu tailboom dan fuselage senilai Rp5 miliar. Selain itu PTDI juga menjadi subkontrak CTRM dan Korean Air senilai Rp10 miliar.
Berbagai pesanan inilah yang membuat para karyawan PTDI bergairah. Saat ini, pabrik PTDI berjalan dua shift. Pada shift malam mereka akan mengejar produksi jika terjadi masalah di dua shift sebelumnya. Saking penuhnya order, PTDI tidak berani mengambil pekerjaan lagi. Kapasitas produksi perusahan itu sudah penuh.
“Maka, kalau ada yang bilang kami menganggur, itu salah. Dengan modernisasi saat ini, PTDI 2-3 kali lebih produktif dari yang lama,” katanya.
Jet tempur
Mesin-mesin buatan Jerman, Italia dan Taiwan terbaru sejak 2012 lalu telah hadir di pabrik PTDI. Mesin CNC (Computerized Numerical Control), di antaranya Quaser MV 18C, Haas VF6-50, Haas VR 11 B Deckel Maho DMU 100 mB, dan mesin Gantry Jobs LINX30 serta Gantry Matec 30 P membuat semangat baru bagi para teknisi. Urusan produksi menjadi lebih cepat.
Meski begitu, kapasitasnya belum setara dengan pabrik besar seperti Airbus. Untuk membuat sebuah pesawat dari nol hingga bisa terbang PTDI membutuhkan waktu 8-12 bulan. Sementara Airbus dan Boeing, rata-rata hanya butuh dua pekan. Dengan mesin baru, waktu produksi diharapkan bisa diringkas menjadi dua bulan.
Bermodal mesin itu pula, perusahaan yakin dapat meraup laba lebih besar. Pada 2013 ini PTDI menargetkan pendapatan sebesar Rp3 triliun,  dengan target laba bersih Rp60 miliar. Pada 2012 laba tercatat Rp40 miliar. Perusahaan kini mulai percaya diri, misalnya meminjam dana ke Bank sebagai modal kerja.
Secara potensial, PTDI masih bisa mengembangkan CN-235 menjadi CN-234 Next Generation.  CN-235 adalah proyek bersama antara PTDI dengan CASA. PTDI diberikan kebebasan oleh CASA untuk memberikan berbagai inovasi pada CN-235. Salah satunya menambahkan wing tips untuk menambah kestabilan pesawat.
Selain itu, C-212 versi improvement, harganya lebih murah, dan kapasitasnya juga bertambah. “Kami juga menargetkan pusat perawatan PTDI dapat merawat Airbus A320 di Indonesia,” ujar Budi.
Agar makin tokcer di masa depan, perusahaan itu akan merekrut generasi muda. Penerimaan besar-besaran insinyur PTDI terjadi pada 1982-1986. Setelah itu, tidak ada lagi. Kini sekitar 45 persen sumber daya ahli di perusahaan itu, khususnya para engineer, telah memasuki masa pensiun.
Kini, pegawai baru direkrut secara bertahap. “Yang pensiun, akan kami pertahankan 1-2 orang sebagai pelatih engineer baru. Cara ini kami gunakan mengatasi lost generation di PTDI,” kata Budiman.
Sebagai bahan latihan bagi para insinyur muda, PTDI menyiapkan N 219. Pesawat berkapasitas 19 orang ini akan dijadikan model agar para insiyur muda mengetahui satu siklus pembuatan pesawat.
Dari produk N 219 inilah, tenaga ahli muda itu dapat mengembangkan beragam jenis pesawat. Bukan tak mungkin suatu saat mereka menciptakan pesawat jet komersial seperti N2130 yang mati suri. Atau pesawat tempur IF-X/K-FX, kolaborasi PTDI dengan Korea Selatan.
Proyek terakhir itu kini memang tidak jelas nasibnya. Sebab, Korea Selatan memotong anggaran riset, serta pemerintah Turki mengundurkan diri dari program itu. 

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Democratic Transition in Tunisia

"Tunisia is between radical and authoritarian democracy"
EROS BY SANA (January 31, 2011)

Source: http://www.bastamag .net/article1401.html

How to build the democratic transition in Tunisia? Vincent Geisser, a researcher at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim world, analyzes the role played by different actors in Tunisia - political opponents, former regime of Ben Ali, "Islamist" party, army, police - and foreign powers. It describes possible scenarios of democratic consolidation in the coming weeks. Maintenance.

Basta! : Where is the revolution in Tunisia? What are the strategies of the opposing forces to build the "transition Democratic?

Vincent Geisser [1]: The "democrats" Tunisians who supported and accompanied the revolution are deeply divided over the future of the protest movement. There are those who feel the need to strengthen the nascent democracy by putting a definitive end to the protest process. They are supporters of a certain security standards, based on a historic compromise between the "doves" of the former regime, opponents and independent representatives UGTT single union (the General Union of Tunisian Workers). They want to consolidate the democratic transition, including by dealing with the army and the party more "healthy" of the security apparatus, as well as some former bosses of the regime known for their "openness." This is the position advocated by Najib Chebbi (Democratic Progressive Party), former opponent in Ben Ali, currently Minister of the transitional government.

Others want to eradicate all traces of the old regime and the party-state, and reject any compromise. This is where supporters of Marzouki (Congress for the Republic) and members of the Communist Party of Tunisian Workers (POCT). And of course leaders movement of "unemployed graduates" of the interior. They wish to push through the "democratic revolution" to give birth to a new political, economic and social development. Both camps have no real difference in political culture, they are animated by democratic ideals. What separates them fundamentally, the strategy of rupture and especially the "democracy agenda".

What remains of the old regime?


There is some disappointment today protesting actors, quite understandable - I think particularly young people "unemployed graduates". But there is no objective risk of returning to the old regime or system restore mafia. A break has occurred. The dictator is gone. This is a crucial element when it is known that while Tunisia was around him, with extreme personalization of power. mafia clans and profiteers - families Ben Ali, Trabelsi and others - have fled. Darkest segments of the security apparatus were largely dismantled.

If we can legitimately understand the disappointment of " radical democrats, "as Marzouki, Hammami, Nasraoui, and unemployed graduates who feel that their revolution was stolen, the former regime is ousted. We are in a transition phase. But this transition can lead to a regime that bastard would an independent candidate access to presidential power, with new elements but also with elements of the old regime. This will lead to reinforce a kind of "authoritarian democracy" or "democratic authoritarianism".

What role did the Tunisian army played in the revolution and what role can it play in the future?

The army has been in recent weeks a fundamental role, not supporting the plan of repression of Ben Ali. She clearly rejected the extreme policies of the supreme leader, and instead played a protective role players protesters. The reason? The army is not connected with the mafia and clan interests of power. Unlike Egypt, Syria or even Algeria, Tunisia army has no direct interest in industry or in the management of oil revenues. It is an army of about 35,000 men, composed of employees, officials, technicians and engineers.

should not be provided to paint a romantic portrait. The Tunisian army played a repressive role in 1978 to channel the social movements, and in 1981 and 1984 to quell the "bread riots". This time, she refused the role because the sources of legitimacy of the regime were exhausted. Ben Ali was discredited, corruption was widespread. Faced with this stalemate, the military has understood that the only solution was to replace the dictator.

This reaction - some would say "Republican" - is primarily dictated by pragmatic: generals and senior officers are convinced that a crackdown could lead to chaos and their own demise. As the "political fluidity" present, the Tunisian army can play a more important role in the constitutional process and the "pacification" social, oscillating between registry and registry security mediation with the forces of the country.

"security apparatus" Tunisia is it still present and operational?

France has 60 million inhabitants, Tunisia 9 million. Yet both countries have almost the same number of police officers: 135.000. is huge! Tunisia is one of the countries with the most police per capita. The security apparatus, through the Ministry of Interior is fully engaged in repression. Part of the police fired into the crowd with live ammunition. It is the security apparatus of Ben Ali who is responsible for nearly 70 deaths officially deplored and thousands injured. But the whole apparatus police is not corrupt: the "rotten" mafia of the security apparatus was largely dismantled.

There is more to fear from areas of the Department of the Interior directly to the clans and Ben Ali Trabelsi. They are currently in hiding. I do not believe in a return of "old demons" even if the future Tunisian democracy can deal with safety trends similar to those we see now in France with Nicolas Sarkozy. In this sense there is a danger of creating in Tunisia in the coming months an "authoritarian democracy".

What role can the "Islamists" in the democratic process?


The "Islamists" Tunisians have long been integrated into "democratic forums." They are "fundamentalists embedded" in the democratic debate in exile. They participated in Paris, London, Marseille numerous opposition rallies, alongside the left, communist, socialist, even anti-Islamic. Many leaders of the left Tunisian 'secular' leaders have frequently met with "Islamists". In many ways the 'fundamentalists' are already integrated into the political game of Tunisia.

For the party Ennahdha (Renaissance) Rached Ghannouchi, the model is not radical Islam or Islamism Salafi Saudi-style, but the AKP, which currently leads Turkey. This means accepting the parliamentary game and advocating economic liberalism tinged social, and especially a certain pragmatism with other Democrats. There is a huge myth about "Islamists" of Tunisia. The party Ennahdha is more of a liberal conservative party, which is not at all in a process of creating an Islamic state or Islamic theocracy. The Islamists classic "Tunisians are now looking to Ankara, they did nothing" green fascists. " How

react today Western countries and Arab neighbors?


The United States has played a leading role in the departure of Ben Ali.
support President Barack Obama to the social movement, even if he was shy, was much sharper than that of France. Beyond this symbolic support, it would seem that the Obama administration has given its support to the Tunisian army and "doves" of the regime (Mohamed Ghannouchi, Prime Minister and Kamel Morjane, the Minister of Foreign Affairs) to sacrifice Ben Ali. It is clear that the United States supported the transition scenario.

Regarding the Arab countries, we can really worry that some plans make every effort to derail the democratic process in Tunisia. Saudi Arabia, Libya, Algeria has no interest in a democracy can arise in the Arab world. A "loose coalition" of Arab dictators could be to sabotage or disrupt the democratic process in Tunisia.

Support from U.S., EU and France to Tunisian Democrats is essential. Either you play the card of democracy in the Arab world or, rather, play an ambiguous role and promotes the perverse game of Saudi Wahhabis, the megalomaniac dictatorship of the regime of Gaddafi and Algerian generals. In this case, we should not complain about the progress of the Salafist jihadist ideology!

How Does France have made such errors of analysis on the situation of Tunisia?

The official position of France was not based on an error analysis, but on a political logic of total and blind support for Ben Ali regime. Interpret the statements of Michele Alliot-Marie as a political mistake is wrong. This is not a political mistake, this is a failing policy. France has always supported authoritarian regimes . She believes that one does diplomacy in relations between States and civil societies are not important.

The United States have both supported Ben Ali and developed concrete relations with unions and all the dissidents of the regime. In contrast, France has always prohibited its diplomacy to have any contact with everything that could affect the quality of its relations with Ben Ali. This blindness is the logic of French policy towards the Arab world: "We support dictators against the risks of destabilization! It seems that France has included a number of mistakes. Hopefully it reorients its policy towards Tunisia openly supporting the democratic process.

What are the possible scenarios in the weeks and months ahead?

Tunisia has a choice between two options. Either authoritarian democratic consolidation that would lead the country until elections, with a broad coalition around an opponent as independent Nejib Chebbi (PDP), with some elements of former regime elements and the trade union left. In this case, the elections will certainly be "democratic" (at least in appearance), but the scenario is first "programmed" the government candidate will have particular ways superior to those of its opponents. This scenario of "managed democracy" is intended to protect Western interests and pursue the integration of Tunisia in the "world economy" in the footsteps of the Bank World Bank and the IMF. A scenario where the candidate would be a sort of "Tunisian Ouattara.

Another assumption: the pressure of the street continues or increases and pushes the government to resign or to go much further, with the dissolution of the party of Ben Ali (RCD), the establishment of a genuine process with the constitutional election of a constituent assembly. Total semi-democracy or democracy? Radical break with the old regime or consolidation autoritaro-democratic? This is how I would put the political future of Tunisia. A future which, in all cases, will be without Ben Ali.

Interview by Eros Sana



Notes [1] Vincent Geisser is a sociologist and researcher at the CNRS and the Institute for Research and Studies on the Arab and Muslim world (IREMAM). He is author, with Marzouki, dictators on borrowed time. A democratic path in the Arab world, editions of L'Atelier, 2009.

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To keep a little of that light, sunshine and sweetness, columns, plant, tops and bas-reliefs of sphinxes, which dream ... I ' I ran Paris to find traces of Egypt, I found it and ready to smile sometimes, follow me!

the 17th century already ...
A Pierre Aubert, responsible for collecting tax on salt, the salt tax partnership building in the Marais a mansion . Built between 1656 and 1659 , the scenery is especially entrusted to the brothers Marsy. It Hotel Salé (5 rue de Thorigny, Paris 75004), Picasso museum since 1985.
Two sphinxes (lion body and bust of woman), with front paws crossed . A garland covers the sides and nemes (Egyptian headdress) is topped with crenellated towers
(I admit not having seen such Egypt ...)
Here is one who watches!

Not far away, along the Seine , 2a Wharf Celestine, 4 th arrondissement, the hotel door Fieubet (Gaspard Fieubet, Chancellor of Queen Marie-Therese) is guarded by two sphinxes,
that as the left wing and courtyard garden on the back cover are from the time of construction and renovation by the Sweat and Vicott on plans by architect Jules Mansart Hardoin in the years 1676 - 1681 . For the rest, since 1857 the hotel is a pastiche of Baroque Italian-English.


Along the Seine - stop at the Louvre, Egyptian Antiquities destination, if the desire is there, of course! - You can reach the garden of Tuileries (75001), near la Concorde to find " the Nile," marble, by Lorenzo Ottone ( 1688 - 1692)

This Italian sculptor (1658-1736) is best known for its baroque statues religious (cons-reform) in Rome.

In the next century, 18 th , and a long way to go to the park Bagatelle (Bois de Boulogne Route de Sevres to Neuilly and Allée de Longchamp , Paris 75016). Sphinxes ... by two, before the castle (18th century Folly built by the Comte d'Artois in 1777 after a bet with Queen Marie-Antoinette) ...

Oops! these, the garden, are well suited ... Egyptian character really, is not it?

A pair, controlled by Lhuillier 1778 by Belanger, architect of the Comte d'Artois to the steps of the castle. Lhuillier subcontracted in sculpture at Philip Lawrence Rolland (1746-1816) and fought in 1781.

And ... Bonaparte and then the campaign and the shipment Egypt (1798-1801).
A fighter, Maximilian Cafarelli, General (Engineering) to the wooden leg , scholar and philosopher, who held a key role in preparing the expedition will give Egypt as far his talent to improve the protection of Cairo, facilitate liaison between Alexandria and the Nile, participate in the creation of the Institute of Egypt. Creations of bread ovens, construction of windmills, water supply, irrigation, urbanization, conservation of "objects antique ", etc.. its activities are manifold.
He follows Napoleon en route to Syria, attended the massacre of Jaffa, and died before St. Jean d'Acre: the failure of Bonaparte the end of the dream of the Orient!
Even if little known, a street named after him, close to Temple Street (75003)

Part of Toulon, the expedition took with her soldiers but also 167 scientists, engineers and artists Members of the Commission of Science and Arts: Dolomieu geologist, mathematician Gaspard Monge (a founder of the Ecole Polytechnique), the chemist Claude Louis Berthollet , Vivant Denon, the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, physicist Etienne-Louis Malus , naturalist Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , engineer Nicolas-Jacques Conté the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers are part of the trip, the sculptor Jean-Jacques Castex ...
Dolomieu Scientists (since 1879), Malus (since 1879), Berthollet, Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire and Monge have a street in their name in the 5 th Borough Street Monge constituting a sort of central axis.

Deodat Dolomieu (1750-1801), is recruited by the chemist Berthollet January 4, 1798 to participate in the expedition to Egypt. Upon landing on Egyptian soil, he undertook the verification of spatial data he had read in ancient authors, Greek and Latin . At the same time, following his experience in Malta he set up and monitor mills, grinding wheels, gears, flour and ovens for the manufacture of rolls of the army of General Bonaparte East. Urged by his friend Sucy, chief officer of the army of the East, returning to France with him, refuses Dolomieu, as two more months living in Egypt are necessary for the study of the Nile delta. This in turn will be captured in Calabria by Queen of the Two Sicilies. Stripped of its collections and manuscripts, it survives very painfully in a cell with almost no light with a few books he has managed to hide. This prison, as a criminal State in a dark dungeon of Messina in Sicily, will last 21 months. Dolomieu owed his deliverance to the military victory of Bonaparte at Marengo, June 14, 1800. Marked by his captivity, he died 17 months later.
It owes its name to the sustainability of mineral and rock that he discovered, dolomite.

Etienne-Louis Malus , physicist and mathematician (1775-1812) working to study Light . He participated in the expedition and became a member of the Institute Egypt

Claude Louis Berthollet (1748 - 1822) chemist , hand in Egypt in the Committee of Science and Arts, where he joined the Institute Egypt in the physics section and was elected vice president. He was elected president the following year. He made important research on natron to enable it to develop his theory on the affinities. In 1802 he was appointed chairman of the committee responsible for preparing the Description of Egypt .

During the expedition, Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire , French naturalist (1772 - 1844) passion for archeology to zoology as well as because he found in some graves animal mummies. He studied diligently birds, monkeys, crocodiles
(in Paris it!)
and snakes of Egypt, collected many specimens and made many communications various topics. After the surrender of French troops (August 1801), he played bitterly to the English collections he had so much trouble to set up and managed to return them intact in France they are so rich that their inventory it takes several years


Gaspard Monge (1746-1818) was a mathematician whose work touches to descriptive geometry, infinitesimal analysis and analytic geometry. After playing a major role in the French Revolution, both politically and in terms of establishing a new education system, He is responsible for mission in the expedition to Egypt (1798-1799).

Jean-Jacques Castex , (1731-1822), sculptor and is part of the Expedition to Egypt.
In January 1799, he accompanied the geographer Bertre engineer in his trip to Fayoum and is part of the commission led by Girard, who share Cairo March 19, 1799 for Upper Egypt . He creates a wax model, reduced to a third of Dendera Zodiac.
He is still famous to be carved on the great temple of Philae , registration
"year 6 of the Republic on 15 Messidor / a French army / commissioned by Bonaparte, / is down in Alexandria. / The army has taken twenty days, / the Mamelukes at the Pyramids on the run, / Desaix, commanding the first division, / has on undergraduate beyond the cataracts, / where he arrived on 13 of Ventose year 7. / The brigadiers / Davoust, Friant and Belliard, / Donzelot Chief of Staff, / Latournerie comm. of artillery / Eppler, Chief the 21st light / 13 Ventôse 7 of the Republic / March 3, year of Christ 1799. / Engraved by Castex sculptor.
Pphilae
Castex Street is close to the Rue St Antoine and bd Henri IV (75004)

" County has all the sciences in the head and all the arts in hand. " said Monge.
Nicolas Jacques Conte (1755-1805), invented the pencil as we know even today, consisting of a graphite mine and clay inserted in a body made of cedar wood. He was also one of the organizers of National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts . He took part in the expedition to Egypt with the dual capacity as head of brigade balloonists and director of engineering workshops. As such, it has created and is creating all sorts of instruments and tools.
From August 22, 1798, Conte was a member of the first Institute of Egypt, commissioned by the then government to lead the creation of great work that the commission would publish Egypt, Description Egypt.
Street County is in the 3 rd district, very close to the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers
Mentioned several times, the engravings of the Description of Egypt is exciting and always consult a reference. Do not hesitate, just one click! careful surveys that are the source of these illustrations are due mostly to two boys, Prosper Jollois and Edouard Devilliers . These two men, engineers fresh out of the Ecole Polytechnique, arrive in Egypt in 1799. Members of the subcommittee that studied the regime of the Nile and the irrigation system, they are much more passionate for ancient monuments they discover. Soon completed their tasks, they "devour" the monuments. "The temples of Dendera, Esneh, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae, Luxor and Karnak and Thebes, the ancient Antinoe" erected by the Roman emperor Hadrian, come alive in their pencils.

Enthusiast entry Bonaparte in Cairo, Paris gave in 1799 the name Passage of Cairo, and Cairo Street (75002) tract newly created site of the former convent of the Filles-Dieu sold in batches to the revolution.




































Here the facade of the building au, 2 place in Cairo (75002), of style "return from Egypt", unique in Paris tree and surprising! Oh! Beautiful Hathor!






















A fountain 'return from Egypt "Is the fountain of Fellah at 42 rue de Sevres (75007), right beside the metro station Lapwing. This fellah, it would Antinous, a young favorite of the Roman emperor Hadrian.
A semicircular basin collects water flowing from two amphorae he holds in his hand. At the bottom of the fountain, a grotesque head of a lion. A Napoleonic eagle dominates all under the roof of the fountain.

Designed by Jean-François Bralle (1750-1832) and sculpted by Pierre Nicolas Beauvallet, it dates from 1806 .




Directorate on 19 th borough and at 211 Avenue de la Villette The fountain of lions Nubian . Built Place du Chateau d'Eau (now Republic Square) in 1811, it was renovated and transferred to the slaughterhouses of La Villette, where she served as a watering place for animals, when enlargement of the square in 1867. architecture was made by engineer Pierre Simon Girard (1765-1835), designer Ourcq canal, and the realization by the workshops at Le Creusot.
It has its place today at the Grande Halle de la Villette.


Jean-Francois Champollion (1790-1832) decipher the hieroglyphics on September 27 1822.
At Pere Lachaise Cemetery (75020), it lies beneath an obelisk .
It is very close to his friend the mathematician Jean-Joseph Fourier, who participated in the expedition to Egypt ...
friendly hands still lay stones and beetles ... double click on the picture to zoom , and look carefully on the edge of the base! Then the cursor on the back arrow at the top left of the screen in front of you, and click to go back on the blog!
the Père Lachaise cemetery if eclectic, there are also pyramids !























Between the Louvre and Opera, Underground station Pyramids


Seen in a window on the Rue de la Paix ...

Well no!
"The body of a goddess" of the Middle or new empire (2033-1069 BC), now in the Louvre, a gallery of Egyptian antiquities. Beautiful, is not it?


the center of the Place de la Concorde (75008) the obelisk of Luxor, offered to France in 1831 by the Viceroy of Egypt, Muhammad Ali, arrived and erected in October 1836.
Transportation of this monolith of pink granite, 230 tons and 23 meters tall, was an epic: it took two and a half years to ship , specially created for this event, arriving in France.


























Originally, the obelisk and its Twin carved there are over 3000 years were placed on each side of the door of the Temple of Thebes, Luxor in Upper Egypt .


The cartridge Ramses II ...


must pass through the Tuileries Gardens to meet a Sphinx on the intersection of the Quai des Tuileries, Avenue du General Lemonnier . It arrived in Paris in 1855 with the spoils of war taken in Sevastopol by General Pélissier. (source loisirs.over-my-blog.com)














On your way into the garden, you can cross this another sphinx, seated in front of marble the "Venus Callypige, after the antique" Francis Barois (1656-1726)

can certainly look back towards the Louvre pyramid superb which I do not dwell in deference to his architect, M . Pei who rejects Egyptian inspiration ... It's like you want!

To reach the Place du Chatelet 75001, just not from the bridge ... but along the Seine ... here the fountain of Palm!
Napoleon I shaved the Grand Châtelet in 1802, and there built a fountain by Jean-François Bralle, between 1806 and 1808 to commemorate his victories and give free drinking water to Paris .





Circled ring bearing the names of the campaigns in Egypt and Italy, the column the fountain is decorated with palm leaves that give it its name Palmier fountain.













The four sphinx crouching in foot of the basement, which feeds the lower pool, were designed by Gabriel Davioud (1824-1881), architect and collaborator of Haussmann, and sculpted by Jacquemart in 1858.



The Luxor is a cinema located in the 10 th arrondissement of Paris, built by the architect Henry Zipcy decorated by Amedeo Tiberi and inaugurated in 1921 located at the corner of Boulevard Magenta and the Chapel. Long abandoned (1983), it is now being restored .

(c) lesamisdulouxor.fr

Finally, the icing on the cake, then see the program of the Paris Opera! earlier Egyptian ...




Do you know that you can make a trip to Egypt on Blog
" Parisienne truant?



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          The Clarke Boland Big Band is "All Smiles"   
© -Steven Cerra, copyright protected; all rights reserved.


Georges Paczynski, the author of the immensely important, Une Histoire de la Batterie de Jazz, which won the “Prix Charles Delauney 2000,” offered this succinct, background information about the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band:

“The C.B.B.B. - The Clarke Boland Big Band - was formed in 1962 through the efforts of Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke. The pianist and the drummer wanted lo form a European orchestra whose sound would be instantly recognizable.

After recording in Cologne on May 18 and 19, 1961. with a smaller group - Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland (The Golden Eight) - the two leaders decided to put together a bigger band, and on December 13. 1961, the recording of Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland ("Jazz is Universal") took place. Among the thirteen musicians were the future mainstays of the band: the American trumpeter Benny Bailey, the English alto sax player Derek Humble, and the trombone player from Sweden, Aake Persson. After the success of this disc, the decision was made to increase the band even further; on January 25. 26 and 27. 1963 the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band recorded in Cologne with 21 musicians. Throughout its career, the band never included less than 12 nationalities.

The personalities of the two leaders. Kenny and Francy. were directly opposite of those of the legendary big band leaders, iron-fisted megalomaniacs like Buddy Rich or Benny Goodman. Not only did Francy write the arrangements for a given instrument, but in thinking of a particular musician in the band, and composed according to the sound, phrasing and style of the individual. Team spirit reigned in the C.B.B.B. Each musician was aware of his importance in creating a good ensemble sound.

The name of Kenny Clarke is definitively associated with the birth of bop drumming. Following in the footsteps of Jo Jones and Sidney Catlett. it is to him that we owe the fact that still today the rhythm is played on the ride cymbal, with snare drum/bass drum punctuations. Jazz lovers see Kenny primarily as a small group drummer, forgetting that he was also a great big band drummer [check out Kenny’s playing in Dizzy Gillespie’s first big band in the 1940’s].

Drummer/leaders have existed from the earliest times in jazz. After "Papa Jack" Laine. there were Ben Pollack. Chick Webb, Gene Krupa. Buddy Rich, Don Lamond. Mel Lewis... the list (and the beat) goes on. The C.B.B.B. is situated in the grand traditions of the big bands. The basic musical concept was of a rhythmic foundation on which the entire orchestra reposed. Here the role of the drummer is clearly vital; along with the bassist, he plays throughout the piece, and is both accompanist and soloist.

But this key role is not without its disadvantages; the drummer has incomparably less freedom than in a small group. He has to memorize the arrangement, playing strictly what has already been laid down, while still leaving room for improvised fills. Some famous drummers have never succeeded in imposing such discipline on themselves. Others have adapted magnificently to it. Such was the case with Kenny, who was able to play with what I will call "controlled madness". In the big band, he played with a big band drummer's phrasing - unlike, for example. Mel Lewis, who in a big band setting performed with exactly the same vocabulary as in a quartet. ...

Running a big band poses all kinds of difficulties, financial and organizational among others. The C.B.B.B. lasted 11 years, and broke up in 1973. It was in no sense a revolutionary band, but there was within it a fundamental and precious element: an intense love of playing. Francy Boland and Kenny Clarke had the great merit of believing that the formation of a European jazz orchestra was possible, despite the supposedly insurmountable obstacles. They believed... and they were right... and we now reap the benefit.”

Georges overview of the Clarke Boland Big Band - known to its many fans as the CBBB - assumes a new relevance with the CD reissue with enhanced audio quality of one of its later recordings on MPS - The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band - “ALL SMILES."


Mike Bloom Media Relations PROMOTION SHEET offers the following details:


RELEASE DATE: June 23rd 2017

Artist: The Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band
Title: ALL SMILES
Artists: Trumpets: B. Bailey, I. Sulieman, J. Deuchar, S.
Gray Trombones: A. Persson, N. Peck, E. v. Lier
Saxophones: D. Humble, J. Griffin, R. Scott, T. Coe, S.
Shihab Piano: F. Boland Bass: J. Woode Drums: K. Clarke
Vibes: D. Pike

Format: 1CD- Digipac
Cat. No.: 0211956MSW
PPD:7,49EUR~PC:ACR
Barcode: 4029759119562

TRACKLIST
1. Let's Face The Music And Dance - 3:23
2. I'm All Smiles-3:25
3. You Stepped Out Of A Dream - 3:03
4. I'm Glad There Is You-3:29
5. Get Out Of Town-4:47
6. By Strauss-3:35
7. When Your Lover Has Gone - 4:16
8. GLoria-4:21
9. Sweet And Lovely - 3:36
10. High School Cadets - 2:05


ABOUT THIS RECORD - by Stefan Franzen [translated by Martin Cook]

“Without ever making concessions to the trend of the moment, the Kenny Clarke Francy Boland Big Band was the embodiment of the timeless art of the jazz orchestra. Its play was proof positive that a jazz big band compiled of top-flite musicians from both sides of the Atlantic could take off and soar. Regarded as the most important big band outside of the US, this bi-continental orchestra recorded over two dozen albums, close to a third of these under the SABA and MRS labels. Recorded in May, 1968, All Smiles was one of the Bands highpoints. The album exhibits a style that became synonymous with this US-European enterprise: it not only swung it was the perfect vehicle for Bolands sophisticated modern arrangements. Trumpeters Benny Bailey and Idrees Sulieman, saxophonists Johnny Griffin and Ronnie Scott, as well as special guest vibraphonist Dave Pike are some of the jazz giants among the soloists in this 17-man combo who turn out some masterly short portraits. From the fleet-footed waltz I’m All Smiles to the bluesy party piece, By Strauss and the sensuous theme from Gloria, the journey continues on through to the furious John Phillip Sousa finale, High School Cadets. Preferring varicolored intricacy over massive walls of sound, The Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band stood up against the constant flow of momentary fads, remaining true to the inventive tradition of the great big bands.”

Original Liner Notes - by Manfred Miller

[Warning these have some syntactical and grammatical challenges for native speakers of English. I decided to represent them in their original translation as I do not speak enough German to attempt my own.]

The one window is open. Hubbub comes up from the street and into the room that is in Cologne's elegant Hohe Strasse/High Street (no thoroughfare!) on the first floor above the branch of some bank. The large, plain writing-table hides itself under paper. Telegrams, notes, contracts, excerpts pile up to several layers. Two of the three phones at least are constantly in operation. On the second table, in a corner, there, too, is scarcely a spot left for an ash-tray. Sheets of notes, a bunch of newspapers, at least ten tape boxes. If a film chose to feature a manager's office like that everybody would laugh at the cliche of overburdening.

The man who hired this room does work hard. It is not that sort of work, however, which the German treasury of proverbs has always rated higher than fun. The man offers his latest product music. Powerfully swinging, precise, intelligent music, music that interests head and feet and everything in between. “All Smiles" is going to be the title of the new Clarke-Boland Big Band album. The man has to shout to make that understood. The two loudspeakers are turned on to the limits of their capacity. The one window is still open...

Gigi Campi never listens to his tapes quietly. An American trombonist, who for some time belonged to the CBBB, once complained. "Funny band. No dynamics", to the protest of his colleague Nat Peck "Yes there are! One is loud, the other is louder..." An exaggerated sentence, no doubt. Yet like every good exaggeration it catches some truth. The CBBB does not play for self-forgetting, absorbed listeners. If it provokes self-forgetfulness, it is that of rhythmical ecstasy. The CBBB does not know the charms of the morbid. This is hopelessly sound and optimistic music. All Smiles.

The Clarke-Boland guys stand for Ellington's fundamental truth: "It don't mean a thing..." It is not by chance that this band plays with two drummers - as if Klook Clarke alone were not a deuce of a swinger. Once his near namemate Kenny Clare acted as a substitute for Clarke who was prevented from making a date. The Clarke indemnification thrilled the band, he was invited to the next session. Klook personally persuaded the English studio musician to become a constant member with the CBBB - as a percussionist.

"Then there was one number", Clare reports, "a Turkish march thing on which I played snare drum. On the playback it sounded pretty good together, just like one drummer. There were some talks. The next time would I bring my drums along, too? Let's see, if it works with both of us playing together. It worked."

Indeed, Clarke and Clare together play like one musician; only that one musician alone could never realise all they play together. Clare: "There are many who would like to get that springy kind of beat Klook gets. I would, too. When I'm with him I can play that way without even thinking about it. As soon as I'm away from him I can't do it anymore. Strange. I have yet to figure it out." Whatsoever may be the key to this secret - the result is a fabulous co-ordination of the two drummers. The first piece - LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE - is an example of this. The fills Klook on the snare drum (for stereo listeners left channel) and Clare on the bass drum do in concert seem as if sprung up from one and the same feeling; and a swinging feeling into the bargain.

It would be wrong, however, to list the CBBB simply under the rubric "powerhouse.” The co-leader, arranger, and pianist Francy Boland has too many ideas for that. You will never catch upon Boland copying simple riffs nor - as the legend goes - exercising. SWEET AND LOVELY forces out of the standard melody continually fresh versions, new harmonic nuances and shades of sound, variations in a strict sense (into which Johnny Griffin excellently joins with a concentrated solo citing motives from the theme once and again): that is - also - an intellectual delight. As the British musical journalist Kenny Graham noted, Francy Boland does not care for trends. Harmonically scored choruses for the reed section have become rare in jazz. Yet Francy dedicates an entire number to the saxophones and with numbers such as YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM, GET OUT OF TOWN and WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE shows what other arrangers do not care to miss.

Certainly who besides Boland disposes of such a reed section? The musicians of the CBBB do not know a comparison to Derek Humble's lead alto that is relaxed and vigorous at once, and ever riding the tip of the beat wave - they give a tired shrug even to the most renowned names. Each of the three tenor saxophonists takes a fine solo - "Li'l Giant" Griffin justifies his nickname time and again. Ronnie Scott blows a virile and straight solo in Gershwin's homage to the king of waltz BY STRAUSS. Tony Coe tells of Dame GLORIA'S merits with rhapsodic vehemence (,,a masterpiece", says Gigi Campi): and Sahib Shihab, who in the Barbara-Streisand-title I'M ALL SMILES solos on flute, is “the outstanding baritone saxophonist of modern jazz" according to Joachim Ernst Berendt. Each of the five reed men is himself a star with a distinguished style of his own, and yet jointly they make up a homogenous and disciplined section. Whosoever generated the rumour that precision and musical temperament were exclusive to one another; he has to be refuted by these five musicians.

And the same applies to the other sections. Benny Bailey, the brilliant, willful lead trumpeter, blows the delicately musical flugelhorn solo in I'M GLAD THERE IS YOU. Cole Porter's GET OUT OF TOWN is meant for Jimmy Deuchar's elegant trumpet and for Ake Persson's powerful trombone-Idrees Sulieman, who in the Clarke-Boland combos mostly comes out with untamed attacca and splendid bop phrases, shows off a different side now: a simple melodic lead and a warm tone in LET'S FACE THE MUSIC AND DANCE and in the standard ballad of WHEN YOUR LOVER HAS GONE, from which he chooses the first few bars to set out a well-controlled improvisation that does not waste a note.

To those who are still in the dark the Sousa-march HIGH SCHOOL CADETS tells what is the matter with the CBBB. That drives on straight away like - well, no: a steam roller is not likely to go so easily at 250 km/h. You had better not try to sit still to these pieces: Let's face the music and dance. Still one thing to tell you: perhaps you really ought to shut that window now.”

TO EVERY AGE ITS SOUND by Dirk Sommer, reissue producer [Translated by Martin Cook]

Yes, we have worked on the sound of the music that was stored on tapes, some of which are over 40 years old, before they were transferred to the lacquers that are used for the vinyl record production. In the music business this is commonly known as remastering. However, it says nothing about how intensively and with what a sense of purpose mastering engineer Christoph Stickel and I have worked on modifying and improving the sound of the original tapes. Of course as with any LP that appears in the triple-a-series, all the procedures took place using only the finest analogue equipment. As the headline - modeled after the Vienna Secession movement's motto: 'to every age its art' - already indicates, every period has its own typical sound esthetic. We felt that fitting the MPS records to the way recordings sound today would be a sort of sacrilege. As a result, we have simply redressed a couple of traces of aging as well as small inconsistencies in the sound that, because of the technological limitations of that time, were not optimally dealt with on the original recordings. So enjoy some of the most exciting jazz albums of the 1970's and 80's the way they originally sounded - despite or because of our remasterings!”

The following video features the CBBB on Get Out of Town:



          Engineer - Frontier Natural Gas Company - Elkin, NC   
Negotiation and diplomacy skills are essential as this position must communicate with governmental and regulatory agencies as well as internal and external...
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          Sales Engineer (SE) - Technicom - New Delhi, Delhi   
Candidates having knowledge of German language will be preferred. Focus on post sales CRM and post-sales support including installation, service, maintenance...
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          CAN & Network Engineer - Daimler - Bangalore, Karnataka   
CAN & Network Engineer Description Job Specifications Education & Training: Bachelor of Engineering (BE) / B Tech / M Tech in Electrical or Electronics...
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          Engineer, CSC India OPS - Colt Technology Services - Bangalore, Karnataka   
Interaction with colt customers and understand the service and business impact. Provide First level resolution to our customers. Drive improvements in
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          Sr Software Engineer I - Messaging Systems   

          C++ Algorithmic Engineer- New Product Development   

          LGV Driver / Drainage Engineer - MTS Cleansing Service - Remote   
LGV licence holder. As Terms and Conditions, call out and standby rotas apply, overtime and some unsocial hours in accordance with statutory provisions.... £23,296 a year
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          Introduction   
Introduction
Our company was incorporated on November 24, 2000. ZKA Engineering Sdn. Bhd (shortly known as ZKAESB) are registered with Pusat Khidmat Kontraktor (PKK), Kementerian Kewangan, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TMB), Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) and CIDB Malaysia.

ZKAESB involves in engineering works such as installation, maintenance and testing of mechanical and electrical equipment and other related activities.

Our team have several experience in construction line especially in mechanical and electrical engineering.

Undoubtedly, our company still have a long way to go with the commitment from the Board Of Director and all the staff. We have the confidence that our company is very bright future in the field of its business.
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          Transportation Planner - Engineer or Engineering Technologist - Association des transports du Canada - Canada   
Undertake operational traffic analysis including isolated intersections, corridors, roundabouts as well as urban arterials and freeway segments;...
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          Chairperson - Governor in Council Appointments - Canada   
Urban planning, architecture, engineering, and construction). Chairperson, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation,....
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          Senior Software Engineer - Kronos - Remote   
5+ years solid experience working on large scale J2EE based web applications5+ years of Object Oriented software design, development and maintenance experience...
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          Intermediate Civil Engineering Technologist - Kerr Wood Leidal - Okanagan, BC   
(KWL) is currently seeking an Intermediate Civil Engineering Technologist to work in its Victoria (Vancouver Island) or Vernon (Okanagan) office....
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          Senior Manager, Quality Engineering - RBC - Toronto, ON   
. What is the opportunity? As Senior Manager Quality Engineering you will collaborate with project teams, application owners and stakeholders to manage
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          ASSOCIATE ENGINEER - Central Contra Costa Sanitary District - Martinez, CA   
Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major work in engineering or a closely related field.... $9,932 - $12,007 a month
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          Associate Engineer - Capital Projects Di... - Central Contra Costa Sanitary District - Martinez, CA   
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.... $9,932 - $12,008 a month
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          Mechanical Engineer in Training (EIT) - Teck - British Columbia   
Teck has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the seventh straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in...
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          Mobile Maintenance Engineer - Teck - British Columbia   
Teck has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the seventh straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in...
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          Systems Engineer - Lockheed Martin - Middle River, MD   
Shore, DelMarVa beaches, the Jersey shore, and West Virginia. Technical problem-solving skills;...
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          Mechanical Engineer, Biogas - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
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          Staff Mechanical Engineer, CAT - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
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          Senior Structural Civil Engineer - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
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          Senior Civil Engineer - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
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          Senior Electrical Design Engineer - Bloom Energy - Sunnyvale, CA   
Bloom Energy Servers are currently producing power for many Fortune 500 companies including Apple, Google, Walmart, AT&T, eBay, and Staples, for notable non...
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          Big Data Engineer - Mosaic North America - Jacksonville, FL   
The Big Data Engineer will have experience with data transport within Apache Hadoop Big Data architecture and experience with ELT specialty Data wrangling and
From Mosaic North America - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:01:52 GMT - View all Jacksonville, FL jobs
          Storytelling in Netflix   
Still a very limited set of examples.  The idea of branching interactive storytelling has been tried for a long time without success.     I like trying it again, but don't have great expectations.

Netflix Storytelling
There’s no shortage of movies and shows for you to binge on Netflix, but sometimes, even in the midst of all these options, boredom pervades. After all, you can almost always predict the endings of entertainment these days, and sometimes, plots are so similar you feel like you’ve seen everything already. But now, Netflix may have a solution for you. It’s called Interactive Storytelling, and it’s Netflix’s way of letting you choose your own adventure.

On Tuesday, the streaming platform announced its first “interactive ‘branching’ narrative episodes Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale and Buddy Thunderstruck: The Maybe Pile, where Netflix members are in control of how the stories unfold.” Heralded as the melding of Netflix engineers’ technical prowess and Hollywood creatives’ imaginative direction, this new kind of content promises a “new world of storytelling possibilities.”

Noting that content creators often wish to tell nonlinear stories, Netflix hopes that its new Interactive Stories will allow creatives to “roam, try new things, and do their best work.” And of course, please a few viewers along the way, too.

“We’ve done extensive research and talked to lots of kids and parents, collecting qualitative data to better understand if this is something viewers will like,” Carla Engelbrecht Fisher, director of product innovation at Netflix, wrote in a blog post.    .... " 
          Systems Engineer II - Mosaic North America - Jacksonville, FL   
The Systems Engineer II is responsible for overall support, operation, backup, and recovery of all Microsoft Windows based servers and server applications.
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          Software Engineer II - Micro Focus - Houston, TX   
Micro Focus is a global software company with 40 years of experience in delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions that help customers innovate...
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          Sr Systems Engineer - End User Devices - Health First, Inc. - Rockledge, FL   
Antivirus (Trend Micro or McAfee/Symantec) management. Must be able to bundle packages using MSI Silent installations, or application tool sets to generate...
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          Software Engineer - Modern Banking - Omaha, NE   
Experience in MFC C++, MSI and WIX deployment packages, WCF, WPF, LINQ, Team Foundation Server, Object Orientated design, Entity Framework, and advanced MSSQL...
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          College Scholarship Search: Tips from the Pros   
If you’re a high school senior planning to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields in college, then this article on high school seniors taking initiative to find high valued scholarships may be of high interest to you – Application Period Begins for 2013-14 Edison Scholars Program “…scholarships valued at $40,000 each paid over […]
          Sales Engineer - Carrier Enterprise, LLC - Greenville, SC   
Carrier Enterprise (CE) is a subsidiary of the largest independent HVAC/R distribution company in the world, Watsco, Inc. Carrier Enterprise sells and
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          Project Manager, Construction Survey - Watt Consulting Group (WATT) - Calgary, AB   
Since 1983, Watt Consulting Group (WATT) has been a multi-disciplinary civil engineering, transportation planning and land survey practice, operating out of...
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          Legal Survey Party Chief - Watt Consulting Group (WATT) - Calgary, AB   
Since 1983, Watt Consulting Group (WATT) has been a multi-disciplinary civil engineering, transportation planning and land survey practice, operating out of...
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          Junior Party Chief (Party Chief In-Training) - Watt Consulting Group (WATT) - Calgary, AB   
Since 1983, Watt Consulting Group (WATT) has been a multi-disciplinary civil engineering, transportation planning and land survey practice, operating out of...
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          Construction Supervisor - Watt Consulting Group (WATT) - Calgary, AB   
Since 1983, Watt Consulting Group has been a multi-disciplinary civil engineering, transportation planning and land survey practice, operating out of offices in...
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          JAVA SOFTWARE ENGINEER- PROJECT MANAGEMENT (discapacidad) - Disjob - Santa Oliva, Tarragona   
Santa Oliva (España) (Tarragona) Empresa: Disjob Requisitos: Profile - Education and experience working with Java/J2EE. - Sound knowledge of understanding
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          Senior Software Engineer, Mobile(Unity/C#) - Zynga - Toronto, ON   
Hit It Rich is one of the leading social slots gaming products today. Senior Software Engineer, Mobile....
From Zynga - Fri, 12 May 2017 02:38:31 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Principal Software Engineer, Mobile(Unity/C#) - Zynga - Toronto, ON   
Hit It Rich is one of the leading social slots gaming products today. Principal Software Engineer, Mobile....
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          Watch a raccoon try to open the new green bin for Toronto, designed to ‘defeat the forces of the raccoon nation’   
'We're hopeful that ... they have met their match,' at least until raccoon engineers come up with a way to get at our tasty compost
          Product Engineer - Powertrain and Chassis - Kongsberg Automotive - Novi, MI   
Knowledge and proficiency applying and interpreting GD&T with the ability to perform tolerance analysis (limit & RSS stacks) as well as design studies to ensure...
From: Kongsberg Automotive
          Software Development Engineer in Testing - Verizon - Irving, TX   
Experience using web open standards, including HTTP, WebServices, SOAP, XML, XPath, XSLT, HTML 5, RSS and REST. What you’ll be doing......
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          Field/Office Engineer - WCD - Kiewit Corporation - British Columbia   
Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment. Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most...
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          Project Engineer - Kiewit Corporation - British Columbia   
Ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environment. Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most...
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          Marine Engineers - multiple locations - Western Canada Marine Response Corporation - British Columbia   
WCMRC values open and honest communication that fosters a climate of trust, integrity in all our business practices, success through competency, creativity and...
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          Team Lead-Server Engineer- Hyderabad - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Expert Knowledge of managing an enterprise Hyper-V virtualisation platform. Expert knowledge of Windows Server operating systems including Clustering,...
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          Senior Analyst-Server Engineer- Hyderabad - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Expert Knowledge of managing an enterprise Hyper-V virtualisation platform. Expert knowledge of Windows Server operating systems including Clustering,...
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          Analyst-Server Engineer- Hyderabad - Deloitte - Hyderabad, Telangana   
Expert Knowledge of managing an enterprise Hyper-V virtualisation platform. Expert knowledge of Windows Server operating systems including Clustering,...
From Deloitte - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 18:39:52 GMT - View all Hyderabad, Telangana jobs
          Solutions Architect - MES/MOM - JMP Engineering - Canada   
What we are proud to offer you: Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits RRSP/401k Matching Christmas and Summer Profit Sharing Professional Designations...
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          Automation Design Lead - JMP Engineering - Canada   
What we are proud to offer you: Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits RRSP/401k Matching Christmas and Summer Profit Sharing Professional Designations...
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          Senior Robotics and Controls Specialist - JMP Engineering - Canada   
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. At JMP Automation we design, build and integrate world-class automation systems leveraging the use of robotics and machine...
From JMP Engineering - Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:49:17 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Junior Robotics and Controls Specialist - JMP Engineering - Canada   
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. At JMP Automation we design, build and integrate world-class automation systems leveraging the use of robotics and machine...
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          Intermediate Robotics and Controls Specialist - JMP Engineering - Canada   
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. At JMP Automation we design, build and integrate world-class automation systems leveraging the use of robotics and machine...
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          Intermediate Controls Specialist - JMP Engineering - Canada   
What we are proud to offer you: Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits RRSP/401k Matching Christmas and Summer Profit Sharing Professional Designations...
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          Applications Engineer - JMP Engineering - Canada   
Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits. At JMP Automation, we design, build and integrate world-class automation systems leveraging the use of robotics and machine...
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          Full Stack .Net Software Developer - JMP Engineering - Canada   
What we are proud to offer you: Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits RRSP/401k Matching Christmas and Summer Profit Sharing Professional Designations...
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          Construction Project Manager - Alef Construction Group - North Miami Beach, FL   
Collaborate with architects, engineers, and other construction and building specialists. Construction company specializing in high-end residential projects is...
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          Project Administrator - Construction - Eastern Corporation - Youngsville, NC   
Correspond and communicate with general contractors, subcontractors, owners, architects, engineers, vendors, internal office staff, and field personnel....
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          Aggregate Sales Representative - U.S. Concrete - Salem, NJ   
Architects, Engineers, Owners, and Contractors. The Aggregate Sales Representative has responsibility for the marketing and sale of aggregate, sand and gravel...
From U.S. Concrete - Wed, 03 May 2017 21:19:44 GMT - View all Salem, NJ jobs
          Sales Engineer – Graduate Training Program - Virginia, West Virginia - Ingersoll Rand - United, WV   
As Technical Sales Engineer, you work with engineers, architects, contractors and owners/developers in the design, application and sale of systems, controls,...
From Ingersoll Rand - Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:13:25 GMT - View all United, WV jobs
          Senior Data Architect - ASRC Federal - Moorestown, NJ   
Senior Data Architect. ASRC Federal Mission Solutions (AFMS) is seeking a Senior Data Scientist/ Architect to join its professional engineering team developing...
From ASRC Federal - Sat, 03 Jun 2017 01:36:31 GMT - View all Moorestown, NJ jobs
          Project Executive - CT Region - Wohlsen Construction - Westport, CT   
Professional Engineer or Registered Architect and LEED accreditation preferred. Wohlsen Construction, a top 400 ENR firm with over 125 years in the construction...
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          Project Manager / Architect - AEI Consultants - Jersey City, NJ   
Certification as either a Professional Engineer or Registered Architect preferred; Project Manager – Building Sciences and Engineering*....
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          Technical Writer MOS 881A (Army Marine Engineering Officer) - G2 Global Solutions - Virginia   
Familiarity with on-going industry research and related literature in technical fields. Ability to prepare and present technical and operational information to...
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          Technical Writer & Instructional Content Engineer - Crossover - Remote   
Translates technical information into clear, readable documents to be used by technical and non-technical users.... $20 an hour
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          Firmware Engineer - Molex - Buffalo, NY   
Sensorcon (a division of Molex) researches, develops, and manufactures sensor and wireless devices for industrial and commercial applications. Our division is
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          Device Driver Development Engineer - Intel - Singapore   
Job Description Responsibilities Linux Driver/Kernel development for Ethernet/DSL/LTE Modem/Router/Home Gateway Heavily involve pre silicon software/firmware
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          Staff Engineer Functional Verification - Intel - Singapore   
Job Description Develops pre-Silicon functional validation tests to verify system will meet design requirements. Creates test plans for RTL validation,
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          Engineering Manager - Pre-Silicon Verification - Intel - Singapore   
Job Description Key responsibilities Assume the Technical Leadership role in a Functional Verification team. Improve existing design verification methodology
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          Staff Engineer SoC Design HSIO - Intel - Singapore   
Job Description • Working closely with concept engineering team to define the subsystems requirements • Lab validation and debug of High Speed Interfaces •
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          Uber hires ex-LeEco exec Jaiteerth Patwari and ex-TinyOwl exec Viral Jhaveri to strengthen India operations   
Uber India has appointed Jaiteerth Patwari as a Senior Engineering Leader at the company’s engineering centre in Hyderabad. In this new role, Jaiteerth will be focusing on developing scalable and distributed real-time business platforms. Prior to joining the cab-hailing startup, Jaiteerth Patwari was heading the LeMall R&D division at LeEco. Prior to that, he was […]
          Uber could be in advanced stages of picking up tech and engineers from Luxe   
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          Over 20 people have been shown the door after Uber’s sexual harassment probe   
Uber’s investigation into claims of sexual harassment by former engineer Susan Fowler have started yielding fruit, albeit biter ones for many. The company’s investigation which began after Miss Fowler took to Medium with her complaints, have led to investigations into the conduct of at least 215 employees. As per a report from Bloomberg, at least 20 […]
          Sales Engineer Oil & Gas - Mcexecutive - Magenta, Lombardia   
Comprovata esperienza di almeno 5 anni come tecnico commerciale in aziende di. Diploma come perito meccanico o laurea in ingegneria meccanica breve o magistrale...
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          Junior Electrical Engineer - Heads Hunters - Novara, Piemonte   
La società richiede una forte e costante presenza in produzione (data la natura fortemente customizzata dei prodotti venduti) e una, altrettanto importante,...
Da LavoroeCarriere - Thu, 08 Jun 2017 20:33:53 GMT - Visualizza tutte le offerte di lavoro a Novara, Piemonte
          Proposal Engineer - Fives Group - Lonate Pozzolo, Lombardia   
Laurea in ingegneria; Fives Intralogistics SPA , leader nella progettazione, realizzazione, avviamento ed assistenza di impianti e macchine per la...
Da Fives Group - Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:52:15 GMT - Visualizza tutte le offerte di lavoro a Lonate Pozzolo, Lombardia
          Refrigeration Engineer (B Class) - Torngat Fish Producers Co-operative - Nain, NL   
Applicants must be able to operate ammonia systems. Previous experience within the fishing industry and general maintenance would be considered an asset.
From Indeed - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:41:43 GMT - View all Nain, NL jobs
          Outside SMR Operator, Hamilton - Air Liquide Canada - Ontario   
This position requires a 4th Class or Refrigeration & compressor Operating Engineer Certificate and minimum of one year experience in an industrial environment....
From Air Liquide Canada - Fri, 09 Jun 2017 22:18:50 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Industrial Account Specialist - Emerson - British Columbia   
5-10 years of experience working with industrial refrigeration systems. Be an integral part of the contractor and engineering consulting/design ecosystem to...
From Emerson - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 18:59:49 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          Senior Engineers - Atlantic Marine - Canada   
Refrigeration, Machinist, Pipe-fitter, and Electronics. Marine Atlantic is a federal Crown corporation that provides a vital ferry service....
From Atlantic Marine - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 13:14:56 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Engineer - Frontier Natural Gas Company - Elkin, NC   
Gas Supply Planning. Responsible for overseeing and directing the Engineering department to include:....
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          CAD Drafter AutoCAD Mechanical   
CT-Stratford, About the Company J.R. Merritt Controls, Inc. provides innovative custom human interface solutions, including precision engineered joystick controllers and operator armchair systems, for a wide variety of applications. Position The CAD Drafter will be able to independently interpret customer drawings and specifications and successfully apply those to J.R. Merritt’s line of industrial operator cont
          Junior Software Engineer (C/C++, Linux)   
Ridgefield, If you are a Junior Software Engineer (C/C+, Linux) with experience, please read on!. We develop and market one-way data diode information transfer products that move information securely and unidirectionally from one network security domain to another. Our certified products are integrated into the IT infrastructures of every major agency in the US intelligence community, and play a key role in s
          SUPV, MEDICAL PHYSICS - Proton Therapy Center - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Supervise/mentor medical dosimetrists or physicist assistants; perform annual evaluation. Ensures safe treatment in clinical practice and equipment maintenance; assures regulation compliance. Develop and maintain treatment planning guidelines or radiation safety programs. Provide clinical physics support in various radiation therapy procedures. Serve as resource to physicians and other staff members. Collaborates with other team members to improve overall clinical operation. Manage radiation oncology information system. Develops and maintains electronic medical records and treatment procedure guidelines.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: MSc or PhD in Science or Engineering; e.g. Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics.

Required Certification/Registration: Board-Certified in American Board of Radiology in Therapeutic Radiological Physics

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification: Minimum of 8 years working experience in radiation therapy. Proven successful teaching and mentoring experience.

 

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          MEDICAL PHYSICIST I - Scripps Proton Center - Full-Time - Day   
Posted on: 2017-07-01

Under the direction of the Chief of Medical Physics at SPTC, the Medical Physicist participates in all aspects of the operations of the physics services, including commissioning, acceptance testing of the equipment, calibration and maintenance of dosimetry and imaging systems, implementing treatment procedures and providing physics consultations in direct patient care activities. Medical Physicist will assist with the training and evaluation of dosimetrists and physicist assistants in the department. Responsible for establishing and maintaining quality assurance, quality control and safety programs in accordance with the standards as determined by regulatory agencies. Responsible and accountable for developing, implementing, reviewing, revising and monitoring patient care policies and procedures, standards and performance improvement activities.

Required Education/Experience/Specialized Skills: Training and working experience in radiation therapy, accuracy in all technical clerical duties, proven successful constant public contact and co-worker courtesy. Manipulation of numbers and complex problem-solving skills. MSc in Science or Engineering; e.g., Medical Physics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics.

Required Certification/Registration: Board-eligible in American Board of Radiology in therapeutic radiological physics.

Preferred Education/Experience/Specialized Skills/Certification:

 

 

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



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          Thermophysical and thermodynamic properties of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate over an extended pressure range   
de Azevedo, RG and Esperanca, JMSS and Najdanovic-Visak, Vesna and Visak, ZP and Guedes, HJR and da Ponte, MN and Rebelo, LPN (2005) Thermophysical and thermodynamic properties of 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium tetrafluoroborate and 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium hexafluorophosphate over an extended pressure range. Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 50 (3). pp. 997-1008. ISSN 0021-9568
          Civil Engineering Project Manager - Morris Knowles & Associates, Inc. - Delmont, PA   
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          Administrative Assistant/Receptionist - FEA Consulting Engineers - Henderson, NV   
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          Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nuclear Engineering (R17142) - Idaho State University - Falls, ID   
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          Content Delivery Networks Fundamentals, Design, and Evolution   
Dom Robinson, "Content Delivery Networks: Fundamentals, Design, and Evolution" English | ISBN: 1119249872 | 2017 | 256 pages | PDF | 2 MB The definitive guide to developing robust content delivery networks This book examines the real-world engineering challenges of developing robust content delivery networks (CDNs) and provides the tools required to overcome those challenges and to ensure high-quality content delivery that fully satisfies operators and consumers? commercial ...
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          POSITION D'INSTRUCTEUR RÉGIONAL DE HUNTER ENGINEERING - Hunter Engineering - Quebec   
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          Calumet River Sediment CDF Nearing End of Its Operating Life   
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, said in its latest announcement that dredging of approximately 60,000 cubic yards of Calumet River sediment was recently completed, placing the dredged material at the Chicago-area confined disposal facility (CDF). This CDF authorized to accept Calumet River sediment is nearing the end of its operating life and USACE […]
          Manson Partners with Trimble and Measutronics   
The Mile Point scheme was one of the first breakwater construction projects ever to use Trimble Marine Construction (TMC) Software and Teledyne BlueView sonar to collect motion-compensated 3D point clouds and create a 3D model from the moving barge platform in real time. Manson Construction Co. was hired by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to […]
          Pomme de Terre Lake Plans on the Table   
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District, will host the Pomme de Terre Lake’s final draft Shoreline Management Plan meeting on July 18, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pomme de Terre Project Office.  The final draft Shoreline Management Plan for Pomme de Terre Lake establishes policy and furnished guidelines for the […]
          President of ICE Tours Dover Western Docks Revival   
The President of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Professor Tim Broyd has witnessed first-hand the importance of the Port of Dover to national and local economic prosperity on a special visit to the port’s flagship Dover Western Docks Revival (DWDR) development. Speaking about the development, Professor Broyd said: “The revival of the Western Docks is […]
          Coons Commends USACE for Supporting Wilmington and Delaware Projects   
U.S. Senator Chris Coons yesterday delivered remarks at the Energy and Water Development Subcommittee hearing on President Trump’s funding request and the budget justification for the Corps of Engineers and the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation. Following his opening remarks, Senator Coons questioned Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. […]
          Reviewing Missouri River Recovery Program   
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing comments received regarding the draft Missouri River Recovery Management Plan-Environmental Impact Statement as it moves toward preparing a final EIS which is anticipated to be released in summer 2018. “Public comments are a crucial element in developing the final EIS and record of decision,” said Maj. Gen. […]
          USACE Commander Inspects Bed Load Interceptor   
The Port of Cleveland yesterday welcomed Lieutenant Colonel Adam Czekanski, 73rd commander of the the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Buffalo District, on a visit to see the Bed Load Interceptor on the Cuyahoga River. The interceptor, designed by Streamside Technology, removes sediment from the Cuyahoga River before it can settle in the shipping canal. […]
          VIDEO: Senator Udall Pushes for Columbus Port of Entry Project   
U.S. Senator Tom Udall yesterday pressed Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, chief of engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to commit to ensuring that the necessary infrastructure is in place to protect the Columbus Port of Entry from reoccurring flooding. Earlier this year, Udall joined a groundbreaking ceremony for an […]
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Company officials told employees Monday that hundreds of engineering jobs will be cut in June. People losing jobs will be notified by Friday, April 21.
          Boeing To Start Trump Era With New Wave Of Downsizing   
A 32-year career at Boeing comes to a close in April for engineer Dave Baine of suburban Seattle. Baine was already prepared to retire when Boeing sealed the deal by making him a buyout offer last week. "It's better than a gold watch," he says. The deal is six months' pay in a lump sum and extended health insurance. "It'll help the younger folks that want to stick around and help some of the older folks exit quickly and quietly," he says. Boeing, the country's single largest exporter and one of the corporate sponsors of Friday's inauguration, enters the Donald Trump era with plans for buyouts and layoffs. This comes on top of nearly 11,000 job cuts across the company last year, according to a union tally. The company's PR department declined to say whether there's a specific target number for job cuts this year. Most of the trims are coming from the commercial jetliner workforce in western Washington state. Boeing has a lot of planes on order, but new jet sales are slowing. Plus,
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          Mechanical planner-Boilermaker - Systemex Automation - Fort McMurray, AB   
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          Turnaround Piping Planner - Systemex Automation - Fort McMurray, AB   
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          Turnaround Piping Planner - DCM Integrated Solutions Inc - Fort McMurray, AB   
2-5 year experience as a planner. Mechanical Technician, Engineering Degree or equivalent. Maximo, Primavera, Excel, MS Projects, Access, Word,....
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Degree or diploma in engineering or trade certificate plus equivalent experience. 4 & 3 shift schedule. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in...
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          Mechanical Planner - Systemex Automation - Fort McMurray, AB   
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          Sewing Machine Operators – Afternoons - FELLFAB - Hamilton, ON   
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          Product Engineer - FELLFAB Limited - Hamilton, ON   
With more than 65 years of experience and three manufacturing facilities in North America, FELLFAB® is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of $60,000 a year
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          Manufacturing Engineer - FELLFAB - Atlanta, NS   
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          San Antonio - Day 4   
I didn't check until I got to San Antonio what time we were leaving, so I didn't schedule myself for any classes.  The first part of my day was with breakfast and some work on the computer from the third floor.




I did take a few classes, one on Googlizing Your Learning Space, the other on Engineering Storytelling:  Using Legos For Storytelling.  Both were okay, and had some good information.

Then I took a short walk and took some pictures from the River Walk.





Then it was lunch and the flight home!

One last picture:  This is probably the closest I'll ever get to Mark Hamill.  RIP Carrie Fisher.




          A Look into the Process of the Microsoft Powered Kinetic Sculpture   

Momentum is a Microsoft-powered kinetic wood sculpture. It made of locally sourced ash wood. Inspired by the Microsoft logo, the sculpture is made up of 80 Ultramotion motors and 160 wooden tiles. As if it was alive, it moves when it senses human motion. Custom LEDs light up, illuminating the walls movement. When interacted with it feels as though the wall is following your every move.

The video shows behind the scenes process of a fully integrated system involving motors, sensors and light, titled Momentum.

Momentum is permanently exhibited at the Microsoft Lounge in downtown LA.

Learn more: news.microsoft.com/features/microsoft-lounge-l-live-new-technological-vision-blends-hollywoods-past-present/#BjyhWofQfLpQwpFs.97

Client: Microsoft / AEG / Microsoft Theater
VVOX TEAM:
Creative Director: Kamil Nawratil
Technical Direction/Touch Designer Development/ UI Design: Kamil Nawratil
Technical Drawings for Momentum the Kinetic Sculpture: Miron Nawratil
Lead Physical Computing and Fabrication: Zyia Zhang
Electrical Engineering: Bill Bowen
Physical Computing and Fabrication Assistant: Jason Rabie
Fabrication: Hannah Fink
Physical Computing Assistant: Danara Sarioglu
Project Management: Pa Her
Momentum Documentary Video: North and Nomad

Cast: VolvoxLabs

Tags: Kinect, Kinectic, TouchDesigner, Responsive, Fabrication, Miled, Wooden Facade, Microsoft, New Media, Architecture and Permanent installation


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          Academic part-time HVAC Lead Hand - Mount Allison University - Sackville, NB   
4th Class Power Engineering ticket would be an asset. Mount Allison University Facilities Management.... $26.18 an hour
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          Head of Mobile, (iOS / Android) £85K, Manchester   
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          Vavasour and Edwards   
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          Senior Product Marketing Mngr. - Microsoft - Redmond, WA   
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          Account Manager-Texas Region - Power Grid Engineering, LLC - Texas   
Actively engages in critical project touchpoints, anticipates the need for intervention and escalation and takes action to initiate such communication....
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          Maintenance Engineer - BASF Corporation - Elyria, OH   
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          Postdoctoral Research Associate, Nuclear Engineering (R17142) - Idaho State University - Falls, ID   
The incumbent will support a research program funded by US Department of Energy and significantly contribute to the success of this program. The incumbent $40,000 a year
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          Computer Vision Engineer, PhD University Grad - Oculus VR - Zurich, KS   
Graduating with a PhD by October 2017, or completing a university postdoctoral assignment. PhD and/or postdoctoral assignment in the field of Computer Vision,...
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          L1 - Service Desk Engineer (M/V) - Proximus Spear IT - Diest   
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          Supervisor production MPU Pa - GlaxoSmithKline - Rixensart   
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          Operational Supervisor Aseptic Operations - GlaxoSmithKline - Waver   
Co-ordinates manpower targets, resources and skills. Bio Engineer or University degree in sciences or equivalent acquired....
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          Maintenance Coordinator - K+S Potash Canada - Saskatchewan   
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          UC Engineer (M/V) - Proximus Spear IT - Brussel   
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          The Next Pandemic Is Nearly Upon Us and Bill Gates Is Positioned to Enormously Profit   
The Next Pandemic Is Nearly Upon Us and Bill Gates Is Positioned to Enormously Profit
SOURCE

"...because Fatima is a very apocalyptic message. It says that no matter what happens there are going to be terrible wars, there are going to be diseases, whole nations are going to be wiped out, there are going to be 3 days darkness, there are going to be epidemics that will wipe out whole nations overnight (great culling), parts of the earth will be washed away at sea and violent tornadoes and storms. It's not a nice message at all." ~Fr Malachi Martin on portions of the real 3rd secret of Fatima
My oh my, we may be getting glimpse into how the Deep State will ultimately respond to the extreme scrutiny that they are undergoing. The Deep State is losing control of the narrative and they desperately need a game-changer. And the following may very well represent what is coming.

Bill Gates and the Discovery Channel are Promoting a New Show on Pandemics As a Threat to Humanity

The Discovery Channel is airing a show on July 6th which details how easy it would be for a pandemic to wipe out a significant amount of humanity. The content of the show is not newsworthy unto itself. However, when they bring the richest man in the world, who has made a large portion of his wealth from vaccines, come in and promote the show’s trailer, namely Bill Gates, that is worth noting.
Bill Gates is certainly no stranger to the subject of pandemics and it is interesting that he is featured in such a prominent manner.



If I wanted to obtain credibility on a widespread basis, I would not be selecting Bill Gates to promote anything that has to do with health, particularly in the arena of health administration. The old saying, “with friends like this, who needs enemies”, certainly applies. Please consider what Bill Gates previously did on a mass scale to young women in India. The following is from Natural News:
“In 2009, the tribal children of the Khammam district in Andhra Pradesh were gathered together and told they would be receiving healthcare shots. Even though the Gates foundation has the wealth to give these tribes access to clean water, sanitation services, nutrition and low stress living conditions, they instead push for HPV vaccines and call them “well-being” shots. The shot these young girls received was an HPV vaccine manufactured by Merck and administered by the state’s health department. The young girls, aged 9–15, were instructed to line up for three doses of the vaccine. As the months rolled on, the health of the 16,000 girls rapidly deteriorated. Five of the girls died shortly thereafter.
In Vadodara, Gujarat, another 14,000 or more tribal children were put to the test. This time the Gates Foundation carried out their humanitarian healthcare mission by providing the HPV vaccine called Cervarix, made by Glaxo SmithKline.
Giving no informed consent, the Gates Foundation coerced the tribal people on the belief that the shots were beneficial and necessary. However, when virus material, heavy metals and other preservatives foreign to the body are injected into young, developing women, drastic changes are bound to occur in their bodies. Having no idea that they were being signed up for vaccine trials, thousands of young girls were injected with these experimental vaccines purported to prevent cervical cancer.
Instead of seeing their health improve, the tribes reported numerous, bizarre adverse events in the days, weeks and months following vaccination. Young girls in India lost weight, appetite and stamina. 16-year-old Aman Dhawan had no idea he was even signed up for the vaccine trial. Soon thereafter he began to lose weight and energy, as the life was sucked right out of him. The same problem broke out among girls in Colombia, where the same vaccine had been doled out to the young girls there”.
Again, with friends like this, who needs enemies?

A New Pandemic Is the Fulfillment of Gates Self-Appointed Destiny

On February 28, 2013, Bill Gates appeared on the Charlie Rose Show and he was as candid as a globalist could be. On the show, Gates indicated that he has contributed large sums of money to numerous causes such as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative originally launched in 1988 by the World Health Organization (WHO), the CDC, and UNICEF.
Gates expressed his love affair with vaccines and his clear intention to reduce the world’s population when he stated the following:
 “The world today has 6.8 billion people… that’s headed up to about 9 billion. Now if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by perhaps 10 or 15 percent.”

Quite clearly, Gates is a devoted subscriber to Eugenics and depopulation. On his television show, Charlie Rose asked Gates the following question:

“You mentioned the five or a six year plan the new initiative has learning from old lessons and therefore, coming up with new approaches. What are the new approaches?”
To that question, Bill Gates answered:
“Well, we’re able to use new technology like satellite photos to see are there people moving around, nomadic roots. You know we see if when we go out to get all the children, if there’s some settlement areas that we’ve actually missed. We also put a – – a phone in the vaccine box they carry around that looks where they’re located every three minutes and so it has that GPS data. At the end of the day you plug that in and compare it to where they were asked to go, and you can see if you’re – you’re really covering all the kids.”
Gates is clearly advocating for an extreme Orwellian society that will be monitored and targeted for vaccinations that do more harm than good. The ultimate goal is depopulation, not saving lives. Unfortunately for the fate of humanity, Gates seems to know something ominous is coming our way when we consider what Gates recently wrote in the New York Times.

Bill Gates Writes for the New York Times

On March 18, 2015, the King of vaccinations  wrote an editorial piece in the New York Times in which he stated that the “Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can awaken the world to a sobering fact: We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic“.
Gates also stated the following:
“As menacing as Ebola was this past year, other pandemics are a greater threat to the human race.
The Ebola epidemic in West Africa has killed more than 10,000 people. If anything good can come from this continuing tragedy, it is that Ebola can awaken the world to a sobering fact: We are simply not prepared to deal with a global epidemic.
Of all the things that could kill more than 10 million people around the world…there are many things worse than Ebola”
Gates spoke about the deadly Spanish Flu and other epidemics which could (probably will) serve to threaten humanity. Frighteningly and prophetically, Gates is advocating for the United Nations should “fund a global institution” to coordinate the efforts to conduct mass vaccinations. Would anyone like to place a bet that the new round of vaccinations will be mandatory? The United Nations and the World Health Organization would be in charge according to Gates. After all, according to Gates, Ebola was terrible, but next time, “it could be much worse“.

Gates Has Already Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

Can we only imagine the enormous profits that can be realized by vaccinating every child in the third world? If we apply Gates’ penchant for investing in causes which produce a hefty “return on investment” (ROI) then one could reasonably suspect that Gates is positioning himself to profit on the $50 million he has invested in the Ebola cause which conveniently includes the CDC, the holder of the patent for Ebola and this is just one small example of how Gates has positioned himself to enormously profit from a pandemic:

“When an unsuspecting public is finally told of the existence of an Ebola vaccine, coupled with the fact that the Global Fund will be in charge of the distribution of the vaccine. Interestingly, Bill Gates has donated a total of $560 million dollars to the Global Fund. The Global Fund has also positioned themselves to be in charge of the distribution of the “newly developed”, and not yet announced vaccines for TB and HIV.  Since the goal is the vaccination of every man, woman and child on the planet with multiple vaccines, Gates’ $560 million contribution to the Global Fund is chump change compared to the expected ROI…”

If one really wants to get conspiratorial, consider that back in 2014 I previously published an article entitled:

The CDC, NIH & Bill Gates Own the Patents On Existing Ebola & Related Vaccines: Mandatory Vaccinations Are Near

Predictive Programming Supports Gates’ Prepositioning to Profit from an Engineered Pandemic

TNT is currently home to a very popular show known as The Last Ship. From a technical standpoint, the show is very well constructed particularly with regard to the military protocols embedded within the story line. The show is based on an engineered pandemic which sweeps the planet and destroys 80% of humanity. Interestingly, the show contains a sub-theme in which a group of people who are immune to the pandemic, ban together to try and form a “master race”  and also kill off the vulnerable at the same time as they try and enhance the spreading of the pandemic.
In the show’s plot a “vaccine” is developed as a cure. Bill Gates must be jumping up and down for joy at the storyline since this man virtually controls all vaccines on the planet.  Here is a further description of the show which takes on new meaning now that the discussion of a potential pandemic is taking place in combination with the Discovery Channel’s exploration, guided by Gates, into this topic. Here is a brief discussion of the show, The Last Ship.


In the first three seasons of the Last Ship, it has always debuted in June. I find it more than interesting that the season premiere has been delayed until after the Discovery Channel’s show with Bill Gates on pandemics.
TNT has chosen Sunday, August 20th,  for the fourth season premiere of its epic drama series The Last Ship. Also, I find it interesting that the show was renewed for two years which guarantees a 5th year. When have you ever seen a show be renewed for two years at a time?

Conclusion

If I were to don my conspiracy hat, which is easy to do when Bill Gates is in the neighborhood, it appears that humanity being prepared for the inevitable pandemic which will wipe out any real resistance to the Deep State.
What does this mean for the United States and for your family. Fortunately, the Obama administration left behind several documents which tells us what we are all facing and this will the future topic of these particular revelations. In the meantime, monitor your news for preliminary snippets of a coming pandemic.

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          9/11 Simplified...   
9/11 Simplified...
James Perloff

Yes, Virginia, there really were hijackers on the 9/11 planes—but not the ones we were told

This post is not intended to be taken dogmatically; I do not insist that its conclusions are correct; they are just presented for consideration.
In this post, though they have already been much discussed and debated within alternative media, I’ll address three major components of the 9/11 controversy: (1) what brought down the Twin Towers; (2) what initially struck the Towers; and (3) what happened to the original planes and passengers.
However, there is a valid complaint often voiced in the Truth Movement, which runs like this: “I really don’t care how 9/11 was done and I’m tired of all the infighting about this. What really matters is, we know the government’s story is bogus, so we need to focus on identifying the criminals and bringing them to justice.”



I consider this a very legitimate grievance. But I don’t think we can separate “who” from “how.” When a prosecutor presents his case in a courtroom, he doesn’t name a crime’s perpetrator without describing how the crime was carried out. Nor does he present the jury with the crime’s details and methodology without identifying the suspect(s).
So let’s tackle both how and who, and we’ll start with “who,” because doing so clarifies a lot of “how.”

The Who

What’s wrong with the following math equations?
3 + 3 = 68
98 – 7 = 2
58 X 7 = 35
What’s wrong, of course, are the 8s. Take away the 8s and each equation reads correctly.
I believe that, when it comes to resolving the mystery of how 9/11 was executed, the Truth Movement suffers from a major “8” (in addition to any individual doses of cognitive dissonance that have been deliberately sprinkled in). I believe that “8” is:
9/11 was an inside job.
I believe a far more correct rendering is:
9/11 was an outside job, done by Israeli operatives, but with consent and cooperation at the highest levels of the U.S. government.
To understand this, it may be helpful to compare Israel’s vicious 1967 attack on the USS Liberty. It is well understood that President Lyndon B. Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara fully cooperated, by twice recalling U.S. fighters that the Sixth Fleet had sent to rescue the Liberty, and later by ordering a cover-up. However, at the physical operational level, the attack was carried out by Israelis, not by Americans in an “inside job.”
OK, but what’s the evidence that Israel was behind 9/11? By far the best summary I’ve seen is the WikiSpooks post 9-11/Israel Did It. (Incidentally, as many of my regular readers know, I’m half-Jewish on my father’s side, so knee-jerk charges against me of “anti-Semitism” can be stuffed in the appropriate place.)
A sampling of highlights:
• The five notorious “dancing Israelis” who filmed the Twin Towers’ destruction, after which they celebrated, high-fiving each other and even photographing themselves flicking a lighter against the backdrop of the smoking ruins. They were arrested after driving off in a van whose license number was reported by a neighbor. Later it was revealed that at least two of them were agents of Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.
• Michael Chertoff was put in charge of the Justice Department’s investigation of 9/11, despite his mother having been a Mossad agent, and Chertoff himself reportedly holding dual citizenship in Israel. Chertoff released hundreds of arrested Israelis back to Israel, including the notorious “dancing Israelis.”
• Quoting Wikispooks: “The company that ran airport security at all three airports where the alleged hijackings originated was Huntsleigh USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of ICTS International and owned by Ezra Harel and Menachem Atzmon —both Israeli Jews.”
• ”Lucky Larry” Silverstein, who became the new owner of the World Trade Center less than two months before the attacks, and earned an insurance payout of nearly $5 billion on his $124 million investment (after missing the disaster due to a fortuitous doctor’s appointment on the morning of 9/11) was such good friends with Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported in November 2001: “Every Sunday afternoon, New York time, Netanyahu would call Silverstein. It made no difference what the subject was or where Netanyahu was, he would always call.”1
• Supported by funds from Israel’s government, Zim Israel Navigational was the world’s ninth largest shipping firm. It had its American headquarters in the World Trade Center—until about two weeks before 9/11. Zim then moved its offices and employees to a new building, claiming rent was cheaper there.
• The 9/11 Commission’s executive director was Philip Zelikow, a dual U.S.-Israeli citizen. Why should anyone with sworn loyalty to a foreign nation be entrusted with such a position?
• On 9/11, the chairman of George W. Bush’s Defense Policy Board was Richard Perle, whom the National Security Agency had caught spying on the U.S. for Israel in 1970.
• On 9/11, employees of the Israeli instant messaging company Odigo received messages two hours before the attack, warning them not to be in the World Trade Center.
• Ptech, a software firm linked to Israeli intelligence, had provided vital software being used by the FAA, FBI, and U.S. armed forces on 9/11.
• On 9/11, seated in row 9 of Flight 11 (directly behind “Mohammed Atta”) was Danny Lewin, a former captain in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force), and who served in the Sayeret Matkal, which specializes in counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, and assassination. Lewin could bench-press 315 pounds and “was trained to kill terrorists with a pen or a credit card, or just his bare hands.”2 In 2000, he had himself photographed in front of panels resembling the Twin Towers, wearing a Swatch Watch whose model name was “Hijacker.” The hour, minute and second hands were all on the “11” and the date was set to the 11th, even though the picture was taken on the 10th.




The odds against all four time indicators being on “11” are more than 20,000 to 1. Times the odds of the watch model being named “Hijacker”: unfathomable.
That’s just a small sampling of the evidence that Israel did 9/11. When police detectives try to solve a murder, among the first questions asked is: Who benefitted from the crime? In 9/11’s case, Middle Eastern Muslims did not benefit—the U.S. has been making war on them for 16 years. America did not benefit—we’re suffering the casualties and trillions in costs from the wars, as well as degradation of our liberties in the name of security. The only beneficiary was Israel—her enemies have been neutralized one by one, courtesy America, in fulfillment of the Greater Israel plan, with Iran reputedly next on the hit list.
That’s the main who; let’s talk about the how.

(1) How were the Twin Towers destroyed?

Within alternative media are three major schools of thought about this. One is nano-thermite, largely advocated by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Another is Directed Energy Weapons (DEWs), whose foremost advocate is Dr. Judy Wood. The third is nuclear devices, which I and a few others support. Let me be clear: I have friends in all three camps, and differing opinions on this matter don’t impede our friendships.
I’ve laid out why I believe the Twin Towers’ collapse was a nuclear event in an extensive blog post. To minimize redundancy, I’ll shrink this to a “top ten” list:

TOP TEN REASONS THE WTC COLLAPSE WAS A NUCLEAR EVENT

1. Thyroid cancer occurs at above-average frequency in 9/11 first responders more than any other type of cancer (see full post for citations). This is a signature of nuclear bombs; they emit iodine-131, which collects in the thyroid, often causing cancer. (This is why some people keep potassium iodide tablets on hand—to protect their thyroid glands in case of a nuclear attack.)
2. World Trade Center dust samples examined by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) found Uranium, Strontium, Barium, Thorium, and other products of nuclear fission, in high concentrations that only an atomic blast could explain. Although the Survey avoided calling attention to the significance, William Tahil vetted it in his pioneering 2006 book Ground Zero: The Nuclear Demolition of the World Trade Centre. (The phrase “ground zero,” incidentally, had only been applied to nuclear detonation sites prior to 9/11.)
3. There was molten steel underneath the rubble of the World Trade Center, whose fires kept burning for over three months. Extraordinary heat is yet another signature of a nuclear bomb.
(Note: I’m aware that molten steel was seen at a corner of the South Tower before its collapse; I don’t doubt that pre-planted explosives were in the Towers, probably including the incendiary thermite, but I don’t believe these explosives were what destroyed the WTC. To clarify, each Tower had six basement levels, and the thesis of my full post—which I had excellent assistance with—is that each Tower was destroyed by a suitcase nuke positioned at the lowest point in either building: the services pits beneath elevator 50. This was the only elevator that ran the full length of either Tower, and the only elevator whose service pits were carved into the bedrock beneath the World Trade Center. This location would make the ideal “launching pad” for a nuke, as the bedrock would contain the sideways and downward force of a nuclear explosion, which would follow the path of least resistance up through the shaft. See the full post for diagrams.)
4. The Towers did not simply “fall,” they exploded, throwing chunks of steel weighing multiple tons hundreds of feet. Check, for example, this piece that embedded itself in the American Express Building across the street:

No exotic weapons are needed to explain this. A nuclear bomb is the most powerful explosive known.
5. The Towers’ inner contents were vaporized: no furniture, filing cabinets (except one), computers, or toilets survived. All turned into dust. Even the buildings’ concrete became dust, instead of falling as chunks of debris. The vaporization, of course, included the people inside (whole bodies that were found belonged to people who jumped before the Towers disintegrated). Not only is a nuclear bomb the most powerful explosive known, its blast—unlike conventional explosives—endures for several seconds, enabling it to inflict considerably more damage.
6. At the times of the two Tower “collapses,” seismographs at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York, recorded enormous off-the-chart spikes consistent with huge explosions.


This shot of the South Tower exploding caught a huge singular upward burst of energy.
7. A nuclear blast explains the damage to the rest of the World Trade Center. Buildings 5 and 7 suffered enormous fires, and building 6 was cratered out. These phenomena could not have begun before the Towers’ destruction; otherwise, videos of the burning Towers would have shown additional smoke plumes, and cameras would have panned to the blazes.
Nuclear blasts originating at the lowest levels of the Twin Towers may provide the answer. Underground the World Trade Center was interconnected by pipes, not only for sewage, but a 3-foot-wide storm water drainage system.
Any building’s place at greatest risk for flooding is its lowest point. For the Twin Towers, this would have been Elevator 50’s service pits. From here flood water would be pumped through pipes to the 36-inch storm drain. Thus atomic blasts here would not only follow the path of least resistance through Elevator 50’s shaft, but through the 36-inch storm water drain, traveling through the underground pipes and shooting up through buildings 5, 6 and 7, igniting them. Falling debris could not have caused the raging internal fires seen in the smaller buildings; edifices outside the World Trade Center (American Express Building, Winter Garden Atrium) were heavily impacted by debris, but they did not catch fire. THEY WERE NOT CONNECTED TO THE WTC’S UNDERGROUND DRAINAGE SYSTEM.
Please see my full post for elaboration and documentation of the above point.
8. On 9/11, New Yorkers fled two terrifying dust clouds that engulfed the area surrounding the WTC. Anyone who watches videos of nuclear bombs detonating will see that they create sprawling ground-level clouds. Although building demolitions also routinely make dust clouds, the 9/11 ones seemed to have had a life of their own.

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https://jamesperloff.com/2017/06/30/911-simplified/ 


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          Brandon Smith: “Next Phase of Collapse Will Include the End of the Dollar as We Know It”   
Brandon Smith: “Next Phase of Collapse Will Include the End of the Dollar as We Know It”
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The Federal Reserve Is A Saboteur – And The “Experts” Are Oblivious
I have written on the subject of the Federal Reserve’s deliberate sabotage of the U.S. economy many times in the past. In fact, I even once referred to the Fed as an “economic suicide bomber.” I still believe the label fits perfectly, and the Fed’s recent actions I think directly confirm my accusations.
Back in 2015, when I predicted that the central bankers would shift gears dramatically into a program of consistent interest rate hikes and that they would begin cutting off stimulus to the U.S. financial sector and more specifically stock markets, almost no one wanted to hear it. The crowd-think at that time was that the Fed would inevitably move to negative interest rates, and that raising rates was simply “impossible.”


Many analysts, even in the liberty movement, quickly adopted this theory without question. Why? Because of a core assumption that is simply false; the assumption that the Federal Reserve’s goal is to maintain the U.S. economy at all costs or at least maintain the illusion that the economy is stable. They assume that the U.S. economy is indispensable to the globalists and that the U.S. dollar is an unassailable tool in their arsenal. Therefore, the Fed would never deliberately undermine the American fiscal structure because without it “they lose their golden goose.”
This is, of course, foolish nonsense.
Since its initial inception from 1913-1916, the Federal Reserve has been responsible for the loss of 98% of the dollar’s buying power. Idiot analysts in the mainstream argue that this statistic is not as bad as it seems because “people have been collecting interest” on their cash while the dollar’s value has been dropping, and this somehow negates or outweighs any losses in purchasing power. These guys are so dumb they don’t even realize the underlying black hole in their own argument.
IF someone put their savings into an account or into treasury bonds and earned interest from the moment the Fed began quickly undermining dollar value way back in 1959, then yes, they MIGHT have offset the loss by collecting interest. However, this argument, insanely, forgets to take into account the many millions of people who were born long after the Fed began its devaluation program. What about the “savers” born in 1980, or 1990? They didn’t have the opportunity to collect interest to offset the losses already created by the Fed. They were born into an economy where saving is inherently more difficult because a person must work much harder to save the same amount of capital that their parents saved, not to mention purchase the same items their parents enjoyed, such as a home or a car.
Over the decades, the Fed has made it nearly impossible for households with one wage earner to support a family. Today, men and women who should be in the prime of their careers and starting families are for the first time in 130 years more likely to be living at home with their parents than any other living arrangement.
People are more likely to be living with their parents now than back during time periods in which young people actually wanted to stay close to their parents to take care of them. That is to say, most young people are stuck at home because they can’t afford to do anything else, not because they necessarily want to be there.
This is almost entirely a symptom of central bank devaluation of the currency and its purchasing potential. The degradation of the American wage earner since the Fed fiat machine began killing the greenback is clear as day.
The Fed is also responsible for almost every single major economic downturn since it was established. As I have noted in the past, Ben Bernanke openly admitted that the Fed was the root cause of the prolonged economic carnage during the Great Depression on Nov. 8, 2002, in a speech given at “A Conference to Honor Milton Friedman … On the Occasion of His 90th Birthday:”
“In short, according to Friedman and Schwartz, because of institutional changes and misguided doctrines, the banking panics of the Great Contraction were much more severe and widespread than would have normally occurred during a downturn.
Let me end my talk by abusing slightly my status as an official representative of the Federal Reserve. I would like to say to Milton and Anna: Regarding the Great Depression. You’re right, we did it. We’re very sorry. But thanks to you, we won’t do it again.”
Bernanke is referring in part to the Fed’s program of raising interest rates into an economic downturn, exacerbating the situation in the early 1930’s and making the system highly unstable. He lies and says the Fed “won’t do it again;” they are doing it RIGHT NOW.
The Fed was the core instigator behind the credit and derivatives bubble that led to the crash in 2008, a crash that has caused depression-like conditions in America that we are still to this day dealing with. Through artificially low interest rates and in partnership with sectors of government, poor lending standards were highly incentivised and a massive debt trap was created. Former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan publicly admitted in an interview that the central bank KNEW an irrational bubble had formed, but claims they assumed the negative factors would “wash out.”
Yet again, a Fed chairman admits that they either knew about or caused a major financial crisis. So we are left two possible conclusions — they were too stupid to speak up and intervene, or, they wanted these disasters to occur.
Today, we are faced with two more brewing bubble catastrophes engineered by the Fed: The stock market bubble and the dollar/treasury bond bubble.
The stock market bubble is rather obvious and openly admitted at this point. As the former head of the Federal Reserve Dallas branch, Richard Fisher, admitted in an interview with CNBC, the U.S. central bank in particular has made its business the manipulation of the stock market to the upside since 2009:
“What the Fed did — and I was part of that group — is we front-loaded a tremendous market rally, starting in 2009.
It’s sort of what I call the “reverse Whimpy factor” — give me two hamburgers today for one tomorrow.”
Fisher went on to hint at his very reserved view of the impending danger:
“I was warning my colleagues, Don’t go wobbly if we have a 10 to 20 percent correction at some point… Everybody you talk to… has been warning that these markets are heavily priced.” [In reference to interest rate hikes]
The Fed “front-loaded” the incredible bull market rally through various methods, but one of the key tools was the use of near-zero interest rate overnight loans from the central bank, which corporations around the world have been exploiting since the 2008 crash to fund stock buybacks and pump up the value of stock markets. As noted by Edward Swanson, author of a study from Texas A&M on stock buybacks used to offset poor fundamentals:
“We can’t say for sure what would have happened without the repurchase, but it really looks like the stock would have kept going down because of the decline in fundamentals… these repurchases seem to hold up the stock price.”
In the initial TARP audit, an audit that was limited and never again duplicated, it was revealed that corporations had absorbed trillions in overnight loans from the Fed. It was at this time that stock buybacks became the go-to method to artificially prop up equities values.
The problem is, just like they did at the start of the Great Depression, the central bank is once again raising interest rates into a declining economy. This means that all those no-cost loans used by corporations to buy back their own stocks are now going to have a price tag attached. An interest rate of 1% might not seem like much to someone who borrows $1000, but what about for someone who borrows $1 Trillion? Yes, borrowing at ANY interest rate becomes impossible when you need that much capital to prop up your stock. The loans have to be free, otherwise, there will be no loans.
Thus, we have to ask ourselves another question; is the Fed really ignorant enough to NOT know that raising rates will kill stock markets? They openly admit that they knew what they were doing when they inflated stock markets, so it seems to me that they would know how to deflate stock markets. Therefore, if they deliberately engineered the market rally with low interest rates, it follows that they are deliberately engineering a crash in markets using higher interest rates.
Mainstream economists and investment “experts” appear rather bewildered by the Federal Reserve’s exuberance on rate hikes. Many assumed that Janet Yellen would hint at a pullback from the hike schedule due to the considerable level of negative data on our fiscal structure released over the past six months. Yellen has done the opposite. In fact, Fed officials are now stating that equities and other assets appear to be “overvalued” and that markets have become complacent. This is a major reversal from the central bank’s attitude just two years ago. The fundamental data has always been negative ever since the credit crisis began. So what has really changed?
Well, Donald Trump, the sacrificial scapegoat, is now in the White House, and, central bank stimulus has a shelf life.  They can’t prop up equities for much longer even if they wanted to. The fundamentals will always catch up with the fiat illusion. No nation in history has ever been able to print its way to prosperity or even recovery. The time is now for the Fed to pull the plug and lay blame in the lap of their mortal enemy – conservatives and sovereignty champions. They will ignore all financial reality and continue to hike. This is a guarantee.
In the Liberty Movement the major misconception is that the Fed is attempting to “catch up” to the next crash by raising interest rates so that they will be ready to stimulate again. There is no catching up to this situation. The Fed has no interest in saving stock markets or the economy. Again, the fed has raised rates before into fiscal decline (during the Great Depression), and the result was a prolonged crisis. They know exactly what they are doing.
What does the Fed gain from this sabotage? Total centralization. For example, before the Great Depression there used to be thousands of smaller private and localized banks in America. After the Great Depression most of those banks were either destroyed or absorbed by elite banking conglomerates. Banking in the U.S. immediately became a fully centralized monopoly by the majors. In a decade, they were able to remove all local competition and redundancy, making communities utterly beholden to their credit system.
The 2008 crash allowed the banking elites to introduce vast stimulus measures requiring unaccountable fiat money creation. Rather than saving America from crisis, they have expanded the crisis to the point that it will soon threaten the world reserve status of our currency. The Fed in particular has set the U.S. up not just for a financial depression, but for a full spectrum calamity which will include a considerable devaluation (yet again) of our currency’s value and resulting in extreme price inflation in necessities.
The next phase of this collapse will include the end of the dollar as we know it, making way for a new global currency system that uses the IMF’s SDR basket as a foundation. This plan is openly admitted in the elitist run magazine ‘The Economist’ in an article entitled “Get Ready For A Global Currency By 2018.
It is important to understand what the Fed actually is — the Fed is a weapon. It is a weapon used by globalists to destroy the American system at a given point in time in order to clear the way for a new single world economy controlled by a single managerial entity (most likely the IMF or BIS). This is the Fed’s purpose. The central bank is not here to save the U.S. from harm, it is here to make sure the U.S. falls in a particular manner — a controlled demolition of our fiscal structure.


The US Is Becoming A 3rd World Nation As The Economy Breaks Down: Paul Craig Roberts

 



          Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)   
Spiritual Wickedness in High Places: Malachi Martin on The End of Religion (As We Know It)
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(Note: The following was one of the last interviews by Malachi Martin before his death in 1999.)

      Ever since Nimrod and the Tower of Babel, the Power Elite have never given up on their feverish dream of a One World Government.

      Former Jesuit Malachi Martin's novel, Windswept House (Doubleday/ Main Street Books), offers a lurid behind the scenes look at a cabal of Vatican insiders who want to use the Roman Catholic Church as a foundation for a politico-religious New World Order.

      The plot of the novel involves a group of Church officials who scheme with a group of like-minded corporate executives to manipulate the Church into a ready-made infrastructure for a One World Religion -- a universal umbrella for everybody from Episcopalians to voodoo practitioners.

      The new ecumenicalism is clothed in Globalist garb. The agenda includes promoting issues like population control, environmentalism and secular humanism, which the plotters hope will eventually lead to the complete secularization of religion. 


      The most outrageous and controversial premise of the novel -- described in great detail in the prologue -- is that a ceremony was performed in the Vatican in 1963 -- an occult ritual which enthroned the fallen archangel Lucifer as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.

      Does Dr. Martin believe that this enthronement actually took place in his novel, which could liberally be described as a roman a clef?

      "Yes, it did," he says emphatically. "Beyond a shadow of a doubt in my mind. But now the place, time, hour etc., are all obfuscated to protect the guilty and save the innocent."

      Was it common knowledge in the Vatican at the time? "Not common knowledge," explains Martin. "But I found out about it by being a member of the Vatican circles that learned these things. It's like everything else. I'm sure there are people floating around Washington, and they know an awful lot about what's going on. Someone says, 'how do you know that'? Well, it's just... we know it."

      The story ofWindswept House continues in present day Europe as an international group of conspirators spanning Church and State plots a one world government on behalf of Lucifer. So are readers to infer that no matter what happens, the Pope and the Church hierarchy are bound to serve the fallen angel?

      "No," explains Dr. Martin. "What it means is that for the moment, Lucifer the biggest archangel, the leader of the revolt against God, has a big in with certain Vatican officials. Enthronement doesn't mean that he rules. It means that they did their best to put him there. The ideal would be to have their man as Pope. In that case then Satan would be enthroned."

      The book goes on to describe how two brothers, one a priest and the other an investment banker, grapple with these awesome consequences as pawns in the game. Meanwhile the cabal of Globalist-oriented Vatican officials and European-based internationalists try to corner the Pope into voluntary resignation so that they can get their man in the Chair of Peter.

      This theme coincidentally is also the basis, albeit in non-fiction form, of Martin's book The Keys of This Blood: Pope John Paul II Versus Russia and the West for Control of the New World Order.

      The upshot? A One World Government is a fait accompli, he infers. What Dr. Martin calls the "millennium endgame" is a competition for a new global hegemony by the key Globalist players. What's interesting is that the novel appears to be a seamless transition from his previous non-fiction work. The reader then is put in the position of concluding that the New World Order is a done deal, that a One World Government is here and now and, as the expression goes, it's all over but the crying.

      But you wouldn't expect Globalist agit-prop from a former Jesuit. Or would you?



The Enthronement of Lucifer in the Vatican

 

And Who Is Malachi Martin?

      Author of 15 books on religious and geo-political topics, Malachi Martin is highly regarded and respected as a world renowned scholar.

      Trained in theology at Louvain, he received his doctorates in Semitic Languages, Archaeology and Oriental History. He subsequently studied at Oxford and Hebrew University in Jerusalem. From 1958 to 1964, he served in Rome, where he was a close associate of the Jesuit cardinal Augustin Bea and Pope John XXIII, as well as a professor at the Vatican's Pontifical Biblical Institute.

      Malachi Martin is the author of many best-selling books including Vatican, Hostage to the Devil, The Jesuits, The Final Conclave, and The Keys of This Blood. Also he was a Roman Catholic priest of the Society of Jesus until 1964 when he left the Jesuits. Why?

      "It was a grave decision," he says. "I could see the way the Church was going, the way churchmen were going in their decisions and all the anchors I had for morality and zeal were being undone. Then when the Vatican Council started in 1962, I could see the way the flow of opinion was going in the Vatican by a group of cardinals from Belgium, Germany and France. They were maneuvering the Church into totally new ecclesiology. I couldn't accept this."

      As an advisor to three Popes, Dr. Martin has had his fair share of romanita, that uniquely Roman methodology of connivance and power politicking. "I started off as an advisor on Judaism," he continues. "I was trained in Semitic languages and I spent a year and a half studying the Talmud... Then my superiors in Rome also found that I understood Judaism very well. They wanted someone to explain it, since they were studying the whole question of Jewish-Christian relations. So I was drafted into helping with that."

      And the outcome? "They produced a document in which they sort of absolved the Jewish people of the death of Christ."

      Based on his research? "No, not on my research," argues Martin. "I was only a cog in the wheel. I didn't agree with the final document either. It went too far. And then there were conclusions about the need for Catholics to study Judaism and get to know them better."

So this was the ecumenicalization of the Church that was going on?

      "That's it in one word," concurs Martin. "And I couldn't agree with the total effect of all that because I thought they went too far."

      Dr. Martin was also involved with Vatican intelligence. What did he do? "Just assessing things in Israel, whatever anti-Christianity there was amongst the Israelis. There was and still is. And what was the position of the Arabs. I used to live in Jordan and Lebanon and Egypt. I knew those places very well and could assess the position of the Church and the various Christian communities."

      The many-talented Dr. Martin is also known as a practicing exorcist and has even written a book about the subject called Hostage to the Devil.

      He says he came up against evil as a force in the world in an uncontrovertible undeniable way in his first exorcism.

      "I was in Cairo and it was evil," Dr. Martin recalls.

      "You know you only have to enter its presence, or for it to enter your presence to know that you are in the presence of something which is summarily evil."

      "It's invisible. You can't see it. But you know it wants you dead. Dead. Dead. And in a horrible way," he repeats in a hypnotic voice. "It's touching your very bones by its presence."

      So how does he explain the phenomenon of demonic possession? "Free will", says Dr. Martin. "For the first time in the work we have been doing for thirty-one years in this corner of the globe, during the last ten years or so, we have found young men and women thirty-somethings or twenty-somethings coming forward and saying, 'Listen I made a pact with the devil. I wanted this woman. I wanted this man. I wanted this job. I wanted this money. I wanted this, this, this, and I made a pact and he gave it to me and now I can't get free of him. He dominates my will. Please liberate me. And then people get to it by means of things like a ouija board or by spiritual seances or channeling."

      Malachi Martin is also known as a serious scholar of apocryphal writings, having authored a book called The Scribal Character of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

      (As an impressive mark of his erudition, Malachi Martin even knew about the alternative Abraham and Isaac story in one of the so-called Pseudepigrapha, the Book of Jubilees. In this unsanctioned version of Genesis, Abraham is commanded to kill his son, but not by God. Instead it is Mastema, a fallen angel known as "the accusing angel" as well as the Tempter and Executioner, who tells the Hebrew patriarch to do the dirty deed. To his credit, of course, Abraham doesn't slaughter his firstborn. When asked why the Genesis version omits details of the fallen angel Mastema as the instigator of Abraham's test, however, even Malachi Martin admits ignorance.)

Bernard Janzen "Fr. Malachi Martin: Camouflaged Apostasy"


The Globalist Imperative

      Like the prissy intellectuals of the 1930s enamored by National Socialism (as well as Fabian Socialism), the current fin de siecle version of internationalists are likewise paving their own road to a Globalist hell with good intentions.

      Using the Hegelian model of history, first there was Capitalism (thesis), then Communism (antithesis), and now there's the New World Order (synthesis), risen from the ashes of the Cold War and the formerly 'competing' ideologies.

      International socialism or corporate fascism (aka Globalism) is, in fact, the trendy philosophy for the end of the millennium. In his book Megatrends 2000, Olympian futurist John Naisbitt calls it "free market socialism," a hybrid economic system that combines welfare state policies with multinational corporate business on a global level.

      Globalism, however, as a secular religion, has a dogma all its own. Its primary belief system is based on the notion that the usefulness of the nation-state is over. In other words, national sovereignty is a thing of the past and a One World Government is inevitable. But... this effort, at least for now, must be couched in cryptic language for the unwashed masses. Otherwise they'd get too upset.

      Globalist spokesman Zbigniew Brzezinski, former Columbia University professor, President Carter's former National Security advisor, and founder of the Trilateral Commission spoke at the Gorbachev Foundation's State of the World Forum in 1995, "We cannot leap into world government in one quick step," he said. "(It) requires a process of gradually expanding the range of democratic cooperation." In plain language, that means people must be further indoctrinated.

      Eurocrat Jean-Marie Guehenno hints at this global hegemony or one world totalitarianism calling it an "empire without an emperor." Guehenno wrote The End of the Nation-State (1995) which was called La fin de la democratie (The End of Democracy) in the original French version. Since nation states are obsolete, he claims, "'wise men' capable of thinking through the finite world that has become our common lot" must be entrusted to guide us into what he calls an 'Imperial Age'." Presumably Guehenno counts himself as one of the ranks of "The Wise Men."

      Most striking though is a chapter in Guehenno's book called "Religions without God", which evokes the image of the humanist shaking his fist at an empty sky. The ultimate reduction of this conundrum for the internationalists is to hint at a "global politburo" to run the world as posited by Paul Mazur in Unfinished Business (1979).

      According to Dr. Martin's nomenclature, Guehenno is one of the Transnationalists -- bureaucrats who believe that Globalism is based on "the development of new and ever wider interrelationships between the governments of the world".

      On the other hand, the Internationalists are "individuals who operate from a power base of finance, industry and technology". Together these groups are the Globalists, the social engineers conniving for the convergence of East and West in the so-called New World Order.


Luciferian Geo-Politics

      For a Churchman, Malachi Martin shows a remarkable familiarity and understanding of Luciferianism, a belief system which hold human wisdom, secular humanism if you will, as its paragon and the fallen archangel Lucifer as the Prince who will rule the world.

      Readers ofWindswept Houseare given the impression that the old traditional Catholic Church is good because the protagonists, Christian Gladstone and his mother are defending it, while we know that the Church has been dedicated to Lucifer. Faced with these two alternatives, the conclusion is that the Roman Catholic Church run by Lucifer is good -- a classic (and incredibly sophisticated) double bind, which is constantly reinforced in the reader's mind throughout the 646 pages of the novel.

      "Well, the Church itself has not been given to Lucifer," argues Dr. Martin. "He was enthroned in the Vatican by Vatican officials. That doesn't mean he possesses the Church yet. The Church anyway is an ambiguous term because it either means the actual physical bloc of churches, convents, libraries, academies, parish houses and cathedrals, the physical plant. Or it means the group of faithful in the state of grace whether they are alive in Purgatory or in Heaven. That is the body of Christ."

      "There has always been, since the fourth century, this organization set up by the Emperor Constantine. But that is not essential for the Church. The Church can exist without it. So that mystical body of Christ has not fallen into Lucifer's hands. The organization to some degree has. That's the difficulty."

      What about the book putting his readers in a double bind? You're presented with two choices. Either A. The Luciferian-controlled Roman Catholic Church. Or B. The Luciferian-controlled New World Order. So where does Malachi Martin find himself?

      "The New World Order is definitely won by Luciferian believers," says Dr. Martin. "There's no doubt about that."

      And then he starts to rationalize their modus operandi.

      "But these are men who came to be and are in their actions at least, humanitarian and philanthropic. They want to wipe out hunger and disease. They want to limit the population of the world. They believe the world is headed for mass starvation. They also want to enter into education. They would like to have an alliance with the Roman Catholic Church and with another pope. This one -- they know would stand in their way in regards to population control because he is deadstart against abortion, contraceptives, genetic engineering."

      And what about "The Process" he refers to in his book?

      Dr. Martin replies that it's the "Luciferian Process" of secularizing every religious mind so that the common mind today would be one which regarded the earth as a planned paradise to be built up. There is no God above the skies, no heaven, and there is no hell beneath the earth. It's complete secularization."

      (John Lennon's classic rock anthem "Imagine" comes to mind. "Imagine there's no country," he sang. "It isn't hard to do. Nothing to kill or die for. And no religion too.")

      But do the Luciferians have a timetable?

      "We are now according to the official doctrine of the Luciferians in what they call "the Availing Time". They have a tradition that in these years they can avail of the time to install the Prince, who is Lucifer, as the greatest power on earth in charge of human civilization and adored by men."

      And to what end?

      "To exalt the power of Lucifer. That is the end in itself. It's the Luciferian purpose. If they don't do it in these years, then it is put off sine die, without resolution. They are very keen on getting it done."

      And what are the next steps in this "Process"?

      "The purpose is to secularize education completely," continues Dr. Martin. "And to eliminate from considerations of life and death -- medicine, sociality, finance, birth, development etc., to free that of any religious presumption whatever. To free it from the superstition of religion so that man is dealt with scientifically and humanly. And that is 'the Process'. 'The Process' is to make the human mind accept that... 'The Process' is whereby all education, primary secondary and higher, college university and all public activity is completely rid of all religious presumptions."

      "There is a layer of satanism, of satanist ritual which prepares people for perfect Luciferian adoption. They have covens and sacrifices and rites. The Luciferians have no rites, you know."

      So dabbling with satanism in these rituals leads to a different form of "commitment" which is Luciferianism?

      "It is a preparation for Luciferianism and there are reversals sometimes," claims Dr. Martin. "You will find a crowd of Luciferians having a satanic ritual as a reminder of things. But they have all passed through in a sense and that involves three things: the infliction of pain without flinching, the infliction of death without flinching, and the use of fire."


Windswept House — Message and Subtext

      In Windswept House, Christians and Luciferians clash over the remains of the Roman Catholic Church. It's a controversial and provocative story, a political thriller with metaphysical implications. It delves into the depths of treachery, intrigue and Machiavellian politics at the highest levels of the Church. As a fact-based novel with frequent lengthy asides on real historical geopolitical events like the fall of the Soviet Empire and the Helsinki Accords,Windswept House is a vehicle for one simple message -- the New World Order is here and now.

      While a group of cardinals scheme to force the Pope to resign his office so they'll be able to install a man who will do the Luciferians' bidding, a priest, Christian Gladstone is called to Rome. Cardinal Maestroianni, a power player and one of the leaders of the cabal, enlists the priest to poll bishops regarding closer ties with the European Economic Community. In fact, however, the Cardinal is assessing the timing for a conclave in which the Slavic Pope would be forced to resign because he has become a stumbling block in the Luciferians' plans.

      From the business side, Paul Gladstone, Christian's brother and an expert in international relations working at a Globalist law firm, is also unknowingly recruited to bring the Luciferian plan to fruition. When the brothers find out they are both being unwittingly used in the schemes of the Luciferians, they join forces. Christian then must reach the Pope to tell him that he is being manipulated to abdicate the Chair of Peter.

      Will the Pope resign? And will he exorcise the Church in time?

      The subtext? It doesn't really make a hell of a lot of a difference. 

Father Malachi Martin: End of Christian Civilization



The Future of the Church Militant

      In his novelWindswept House Malachi Martin expostulates his readers regarding the reasons why the "Slavic Pope" (Pope John Paul II) is so ineffectual. But what is the Pope's agenda as he sees it?

      "I think that from the very start John Paul II for whatever reasons, has sought after one thing and one thing only," says Dr. Martin. The formation of what now appears to be in his mind, a universal assemblage of Catholics at the core; grouped with them the Protestant denominations, sects and churches; grouped around them believing Jews, believing Muslims, believing Hindus, believing Buddhists. And that would be a universal religious assembly that could have a powerful dynamic kick in civilization and in solving the problems of men and women today. That is the only thing you can really say this man has sought heart and soul and body with all his travelling. When he went to churches all over the world, member churches of the Catholic Church in all the countries, he was bolstering the reputation of the papacy and he was speaking Catholic dogma, Catholic belief, Catholic morals. But in reality he was reaching out to everybody. He wanted to make friends with everybody."

      And what about the widespread homosexuality, pedophilia and satanic rituals in the Church, common knowledge he avers known to all Vatican insiders? Since as he wrote Christ is no longer honored in the tabernacle, what does he think will happen?

      "Once the tabernacle is emptied of Christ's real presence, then the Church ceases to be holy and therefore it's going to be entered by the opposite power, Lucifer," says Martin. "And this is taking place now. Not widespread, but it is taking place. There's no doubt about that."

      So will the Church fall on its own? "It's disintegrating slowly," says Martin. "As an organization, it's being marginalized sociopolitically and culturally. And religiously, it's weakening and decaying, obsolescing..."

      "If you look at any country today there are three identifiable components of that State. One, the government. Two, there is industry. Third, there are what we call NGOs, the non-governmental organizations. That's everything from Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to the Catholic Church. And they're just simply lumped together, voluntary associations with as much power as they can grasp but of no special importance. Now fifty or seventy years ago, when an ethical or moral question arose, people and governments looked to the churches. Now they don't any longer."

      And yet another sensitive question. Something doesn't add up. Malachi Martin's a priest. He's supposed to fight evil. Yet his bookWindswept Houseis clear evidence that he's thrown in the towel.

      "Well I don't see evidence of having thrown in the towel," protests Dr. Martin. "Because there's a lot I'm being made to pay for, in the sense that the writer obviously likes and reveres this Pope even though he disagrees with him. The writer also believes in the blessed sacrament. He believes in the Pope's infallibility. He believes in salvation. He believes in hell. He believes in the evil of the devil."

      So why doesn'tWindswept Houseend with Christ victorious in the book?

      Does Dr. Martin believe that the Luciferian forces have won already?

      "No. No. No," insists Dr. Martin. "This is an interim book. It ends in a big doubt -- everybody waiting." This must be what they call the European ending -- as opposed to the American ending where all the loose ends are tied up.

      Then the story shifts into "The Devil, Er, I Mean the Editor Made Me Do It". "The publisher said, 'listen the story isn't finished yet,'" says Dr. Martin. "I had a lovely glorious ending. I had a vision. I had a marvellous thing over the Alps. He cut it out."

      This is an actual editorial decision? "Yes," says Dr. Martin.

      But with all due respect, it almost sounds like Luciferian tampering. Not that anyone wants a saccharine ending. So are readers to conclude that the Luciferians won because of the passivity of the Pope in defending the Church?

      "Well, they haven't won yet," says Dr. Martin on a slightly upbeat note. "We're waiting for this man to do something. He's the Vicar of Christ. I know I'm defending him but..."

      "Readers who call me or write me say, what do we do now? I say, read my next book," he continues.

      With Martin's death on July 28, 1999, his suggestion seems to be a moot point.

      "So perhaps editorially," he concludes, "it was the right decision, but religiously it was the wrong decision. I don't know."

      It's been said that "by their fruits, ye shall know them." Malachi Martin's assent to the so-called "process" is the tangible "fruit" of Windswept House.

      Is the novel a prophecy? Or is it just a warning?

      In any case, the New (Luciferian) World Order that Martin describes puts a religious spin to the whole "process" of history.

It's also clear -- the book is a Luciferian masterpiece.  


TradCatKnight in the media: THE SATANIC VATICAN DECEPTION 


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The Biomedical/Signal Processing Engineer will provide technical expertise on cutting edge digital processing of different types of signals including ECG,...
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          Packaging Engineer - Perrigo - Allegan, MI   
Possesses thorough knowledge of cGMPs, and a working knowledge of USP Testing and CR protocol testing. Perrigo Company plc, a leading global healthcare company,...
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          Lead Test Engineer - Metron Aviation - New Jersey   
Lead Test Engineer Metron Aviation, an Airbus subsidiary, is looking to expand its ranks to support the growing need of Air Traffic Management (ATM), product
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          Senior Estimator - Hipperson Construction - Saskatchewan   
Civil, Structural, Mechanical Engineering or related technical degree. This position will appeal to a highly competitive, results oriented individual who...
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          Graduate Consultant, Calgary - Turner & Townsend Pty Limited - Alberta   
Construction Management Structural Engineering Project Management General Business Construction Science. Graduate Consultant (Calgary)....
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          Design Drafter - Canadian Projects Ltd - Alberta   
Understanding of civil, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings. Design Drafter with civil engineering experience to create drawings and mapping for...
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          Technical Service Engineer - Solvay - British Columbia   
We innovate, manufacture and deliver sustainable solutions to our customers in the mining, agriculture, automotive, electronics and industrial markets, among...
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          Panel Wireman/Assembler - Engineered Electric Controls Ltd. - Cambridge, ON   
Assemble and fit metal and prefabricated parts to close tolerances according to schematic's, fit electrical control devices into switchboards and panel boards,... $33,000 - $52,000 a year
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          National Grid: Control & Instrumentation Engineer   
Competitive: National Grid: Control & Instrumentation Engineer Control and Instrumentation Engineer - UK Wide - National Grid Salary: Circa £34,785 - £40,000 dependant on experience + excellent benefits Location: UK Wide. Are you a skilled and enthusiastic a Control and Instrumentat United Kingdom
          Fundraising campaign exceeds all expectations   
Aalto University`s fundraising campaign has received a total of 23.5 million euros in donations. Our warmest thanks to all those who donated!

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The aim of the government-supported campaign that launched in 2015 was to raise 20 million euros as monetary donations and further increase the number of Aalto University supporters. The Finnish government will match the donations by an estimated factor of 1 to 1.5. The government's supplementary funding and exact matching factor will be announced at a later date. The campaign ends on 30 June 2017.

‘I want to extend my warmest thank to all those who donated. In a short amount of time, Aalto University has generated much international interest, and these donations will help us address global and national challenges in a more effective way. With high-quality research and by educating a new generation of experts, we can create more work, economic growth and wellbeing for Finland,’ notes Ilkka Niemelä, who will become the President of Aalto University on 1 July.

The Heart Campus campaign, which was part of the The Future is Made Today campaign, was aimed at the students and staff of Aalto University. Almost 100 people participated by sharing their own stories or photos and by donating 26,000 euros in total.

Donations help build the future

The campaign allowed donors to target their donations to the University's activities in general or to one of three fields: business, art and design, or technology.

Aalto University focuses on top-quality research and teaching. Supporting the enthusiasm of our students and preparing them for future working life are our most important objectives.

The donations will become part of Aalto University's capital. The donations will be added to the University's funds and invested in capital markets in accordance with the University's investment strategy.

The additional funding generated by this capital income will help the University to remain economically independent and improve the University's capacity for directing resources towards strategic focus areas and develop its activities as a top university. In the coming years, the capital gains will be used to cover around 5 % of the University's annual operating budget.

Donations are still tax-deductible

Aalto University will continue its fundraising even after this current matched-funding campaign. Donations are still tax-deductible for at least the end of this year for private donors as well as companies and organisations. To be eligible for a tax deduction, the donation must amount to at least 850 euros per year and it can be given in several instalments throughout the year.

 

Aalto University was founded in January 2010 by merging together Finland’s top universities of design, economics and technology. Between 2008 and 2011, Aalto University received a total of approximately 200 million euros in capital as donations from Finnish companies, organisations and private persons. The government granted the university 2.5 times this sum in government capitalisation. This fundraising helped the University accumulate an endowment capital of a total of approximately 700 million euros.

The accumulation of the University's endowment capital was ensured by the Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, the Technology Industries of Finland Centennial Foundation, Liikesivistysrahaston kannatusyhdistys ry, Teollisuuden ja työnantajain Keskusliiton (TT) -säätiö, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland (TEK), The Finnish Business School Graduates and the Confederation of Finnish Industries EK.

 

Further information:
Ilkka Niemelä, President from 1 July, president@aalto.fi
Coordinator Pirjo Peippo-Lavikka, tel. +358 50 512 2496.


          Aalto University to establish college in Shanghai in cooperation with Tongji University   
Aalto University and Tongji University in China will establish a new college in Shanghai in the coming autumn. Aalto will participate with three of its Master's degree programmes. The first year of the Master's degree programmes will be held in China and the second in Finland.

Three Master's degree programmes from Aalto University will be part of the programmes of the Shanghai International College of Design and Innovation (Shanghai D&I). The teaching of the Master's degree programmes will begin in Shanghai in the coming autumn, and the programmes’ first Chinese students will arrive in Otaniemi in autumn 2018.

This is Aalto University's first tailored educational cooperation programme, and reportedly the first model of its kind in Finland as well. Tailored education means providing a commissioned education service to an external client, in this case Tongji University. The agreement between Aalto and Tongji is based on the model for international cooperation that has been approved by the Ministry of Education of China.

The Presidents from Aalto and Tongji signed the agreement for the tailored education programme in Beijing on Thursday, 29 June, as part of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä's trip to China.

Shanghai D&I students can choose from three different Master's degree programmes in the fields of design and sustainable development: International Design Business Management, Creative Sustainability, and Collaborative and Industrial Design. The contents of each programme will be based on Aalto's current Master's degree programmes. In addition, Shanghai D&I will offer bachelor's students the Aaltonaut minor studies programme on product development, developed by the Aalto University Design Factory.

‘Shanghai is of much interest to Aalto University, as it is one of China's largest cities, a big hub for business, and a continuously developing centre for design. Our close collaboration with Tongji University will provide Aalto students and staff with new opportunities for learning and research,’ says Ilkka Niemelä, who will become the President of Aalto University on 1 July. 

The cooperation between Aalto and Tongji has been ongoing for years. Tongji University is among China’s 15 best universities and especially renowned for its engineering, business and architecture programs. The college of Design and Innovation of Tongji University is now one of the most internationally renowned design schools in China.

‘With innovation prioritized as its top strategic goal, Shanghai is devoted to transforming from a city that used to rely heavily on conventional industries to the one where high-tech industries and new economies prosper. To achieve this goal, design is playing an important role,’ notes Lou Yongqi, the Dean of Tongji University.

Further information:

Head of International Affairs Mari-Anna Suurmunne, Aalto University, tel. +358 40 35 38321
Head of Learning Services Eija Zitting, Aalto University, tel. +358 50 364 7778


          Senior Radar Signal Processing Engineers   

          Results of TN TET 2017 declared   

Tamil Nadu Teachers Recruitment Board (TN TRB) has declared the results of the state Teacher Eligibility Test (TN TET) 2017. Students who have emerged for this paper can check their results on the official website of the Board that is trb.tn.nic.in.

KEAM 2017 First Allotment List Released, details here

This year on April 29 around 2,41,555 emerged for paper 1 of TN TET whereas 5,12,260 students emerged for paper 2 of TN TET held on April 30. The answer keys for the similar were available on 22nd May. TN TRB has conveyed that, following careful scrutiny, an amend and final answer key has been released and on account of that, OMR answer sheets have been checked and provisional mark list of the written examination for TNTET Paper-I and TNTET- paper – II – 2017 are revealed.

DAF of UPSC Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2017 out

He further added that, answers which have been shaded correctly or have not marked the serial code in their answer sheets have not been marked.

How to check the results:

  • Visit the official website tn.nic.in
  • Click the link for “Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test (TNTET) – 2017 – Please click here for Examination Results and Final Key Answers”
  • Read through the instructions and click on “next”.
  • Click on “individual candidate query”.
  • Enter your roll number and click on “result”.
  • Download and take a print out for further reference.

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          Requirements Engineer (m/w) - avitea GmbH - Lippstadt   
Analysieren und Erstellen von Systemspezifikationen für Fahrerassistenzsystemen Festlegen der Systemanforderungen bis zur Verifikation Abklärung von
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          As GST sets in with midnight gong, Social Media rolls out jokes and memes   

As the clock hit midnight, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed the button to mark the start of India’s biggest tax reform ever – Goods and Services Tax (GST). The new tax regime embodies the principle of “one country, one tax, one market” and plans to rejoin the economy as one common market. Addressing the Central Hall of Parliament, PM Modi said GST was the combined effort of different parties and described it as “Good and Simple Tax”. President Pranab Mukherjee talked about his earlier part as Finance Minister and said the rollout of GST was a moment of “personal satisfaction” to him.

Naturally, GST has been the buzz word on social media also with GST dominating the top trends on Twitter. As the new tax reform came into place, most people were just confused what it meant for them.

As many figured out its impact, most stuck to the usual drill of making jokes…

Furthermore, this individual summed up how most were feeling

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          Caspian Media: Professional Engineering, News & Social Media Editor   
DoE: Caspian Media: Caspian Media is looking for a talented News & Social Media Editor, to promote our magazine’s content on various social media channels... Chelsea Harbour
          KEAM 2017 First Allotment List Released, details here   

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

Delhi University Second Cutoff Today, Further Dip Expected

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

How to check KEAM 2017 First Allotment List?

Go to the official web-portal

Tap on KEAM 2017

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

Enter Application Number

Enter Password

Submit the details

Get the result

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

Second allotment process will start on 6 July.

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          DAF of UPSC Engineering Services (Main) Examination 2017 out   

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

Delhi University Second Cutoff Today, Further Dip Expected

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

How to fill the DAF

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

Documents needed for personality test

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

Deadline

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

Interview schedule

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

About UPSC:

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

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

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          Lead Building Engineer - Shea Properties - Denver, CO   
Comfortable with technology, skilled in the use of the internet, spreadsheets, budgeting software, automated purchasing programs and other automated systems....
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          Costa Mesa, CA Reason #194 Why Booking Your Happi.com Liposome Personal Care Product Development (Lotion) with Draper-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing.com) Is a Professional Cosmetic Decision   

Costa Mesa, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

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Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/costa-mesa-ca-reason-194-why-booking-your-happicom-liposome-personal-care-product-development-lotion-with-draper-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-professional-cosmetic-decision-827038.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Corona, CA Reason #195 Why Outsourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Anti-Aging Product Development (Creme) with Draper-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing) Is a Professional Cosmetic Decision   

Corona, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/30/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/corona-ca-reason-195-why-outsourcing-your-happicom-liposome-anti-aging-product-development-creme-with-draper-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturing-is-a-professional-cosmetic-decision-827039.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Cottonwood West, UTAH Reason #192 Why Outsourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Personal Care Product Development (Cleanser) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (WasatchContractManufacturing.com) Is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood West, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/cottonwood-west-utah-reason-192-why-outsourcing-your-happicom-liposome-personal-care-product-development-cleanser-with-utah-based-wasatch-labs-wasatchcontractmanufacturingcom-is-a-wise-cosmetic-decision-825864.htm

Media Relations Contact

Adam Green
Wasatch Contract Manufacturing
Telephone: 801-809-7766
Email: Click to Email Adam Green
Web: http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com


          Cottonwood Heights, UTAH Reason #193 Why Sourcing Your Happi.com Liposome Skin Care Product Development (Moisturizer) with Utah-Based 'Wasatch Labs' (www.WasatchContractManufacturing.com) is a Wise Cosmetic Decision   

Cottonwood Heights, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/29/2017 -- Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

Contact COO Adam Green Today!
c: 801-809-7766
e: ops@WasatchContractManufacturing.com

- Get a Quote Now! 
http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/contact-us/

Mission Statement
To proactively serve our business community by providing solutions in personal care, business development and liquid nutrition.

Vision Statement
To provide leadership in establishing our client's international businesses, being built on a foundation of innovation, advocacy, technology and business integrity.

http://wasatchcontractmanufacturing.com/

~Wasatch Labs' Core Competencies are:

Anti-Aging
Gene Expression
Neuro-Peptides
Cosme-ceuticals (Skin Care)
Skin "Energy Systems"
OTC Products (Sanitizers, SunScreens, etc)
SPF: Sun Protection
Liquid Nutritionals and Juices
Unique Skin Treatments (Intimacy, Sanitation, and "plumping" products)

Think of Wasatch Labs when you are considering sourcing a secondary manufacturer for your existing products or perhaps a reliable, experienced laboratory for product development.

~Wasatch Lab's Competitive Advantages include:

In-House Capabilities (Packaging Engineering, Formula Development, Manufacturing)
International Capabilities
Total Customer Support
Complete Supply Chain Management
cGMP

Thanks for Stopping By – WPG – HOME Tab
https://vimeo.com/75658706

Whatever the size of the anti-aging product corporation, Wasatch Contract Manufacturing can take it to the next level. They provide packaging engineering, formula development, private labeling, and manufacturing of liquid products. Small Companies: They help small companies identify their industry niche, develop proprietary formulas, and make a strong debut on the market. Many of their current Salt Lake City start-ups are focused on emerging Utah and national markets: gene expression, skin energy systems, specialty sun care, and anti-aging.

Medium Size Companies: Wasatch helps medium companies refine their product lines, improve quality, and manage production growth.

Large Utah Companies: They help large companies diversify and respond to changes in the market. Many large companies are developing new product lines in high-demand mitochondrial anti-senescence, neuro peptides, and acne products. Wasatch Contract Manufacturing is a cGMP, FDA, EPA, and ATF compliant facility. Wasatch has been formulating liquid products for over twenty years without an FDA violation. Call their operations manager today to learn how Wasatch can help a company move forward.

About Wasatch Product Development
Wasatch Product Development is focused on providing the most responsive and flexible service in the industry and has a diverse clientele ranging from leading global companies to virtual and emerging entities. With unmatched technical expertise, innovative equipment and regulatory knowledge, Wasatch maintains a demonstrated record with the FDA as well as with its customers; many of whom have outsourced with the company for over ten years. The Wasatch Product Development's lab is compliant with Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) along with being registered and certified by the ATF, and FDA. Wasatch has been developing and manufacturing several unique products for many of the World's most successful consumer product companies since 1998.

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          The Name Doesn’t Fit The Car   

Naming a car is tricky business. We know this because after years of challenging design work, engineering efforts, focus groups, and meetings that probably involved colorful PowerPoint presentations, Subaru named its first midsize SUV “B9 Tribeca.” Speaking of which: designing a car is tricky business. While some car names are bad, others just don’t fit. […]

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          QA Engineer (Temporary Assignment) - NetEase Information Technology Corporation - Brisbane, CA   
Jenkins job creation, plugin configuration. As a QA Engineer, you will ensure we deliver the best possible gaming experience to our players throughout the...
From NetEase Information Technology Corporation - Wed, 17 May 2017 23:56:36 GMT - View all Brisbane, CA jobs
          Instrumentation & Controls Project Engineer - Galvin Services Group - Ohio, IL   
Instrumentation Configuration and Set Up ,Loop Checking, Troubleshooting of Electrical, Mechanical and Software Issues.... $80,000 - $110,000 a year
From Indeed - Mon, 05 Jun 2017 16:34:15 GMT - View all Ohio, IL jobs
          Engineer III - Mechanical Engineer - Dominion Energy - Lusby, MD   
Oversees document control and configuration management processes; Understanding of and ability to apply knowledge of configuration management;...
From Dominion Energy - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 08:15:54 GMT - View all Lusby, MD jobs
          TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS ENGINEER - Network South Inc. - Youngsville, NC   
Recording configuration diagrams and specifications. This position provides the “right” person an opportunity to grow with the organization....
From Indeed - Tue, 06 Jun 2017 22:31:25 GMT - View all Youngsville, NC jobs
          Network Security Engineer-Long term Contract - Netpeach Technologies Inc. - Central Park, NJ   
Configuration of Information Security monitoring systems which provide logging, monitoring, and actionable alerting....
From Netpeach Technologies Inc. - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 18:03:26 GMT - View all Central Park, NJ jobs
          Mine Engineering Superintendent - De Beers Group of Companies - Ontario   
Manage slope stability instrumentation monitoring systems. 2 weeks in and 2 Weeks Out Reporting to the Water & Technical Services Manager at the Victor Mine,...
From De Beers Group of Companies - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:08:31 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Technical Sales Representative, Ontario Canada - Anton Paar - Ontario   
Degree or higher in mechanical chemistry, engineering, physics or similar technical field and at least 3 years’ experience preferably in technical sales of...
From Anton Paar - Thu, 11 May 2017 20:02:01 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Plant Engineer - Cabot Corporation - Nova Scotia   
Mechanical and instrumentation systems; The Process Engineer provides technical support and drives continuous improvements in manufacturing process capability,...
From Cabot Corporation - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 17:29:43 GMT - View all Nova Scotia jobs
          Mechanical Engineer - EllisDon Industrial - Manitoba   
The Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for developing the detailed work plans for the Mechanical, piping and instrumentation work, development of ITP’s,...
From EllisDon Industrial - Thu, 25 May 2017 22:44:02 GMT - View all Manitoba jobs
          Process Engineer - Catalyst Paper Corporation - British Columbia   
Remain current on new mechanical and chemical technologies for process improvement potential.Perform calibration testing on mill instrumentation.Assist with...
From Catalyst Paper Corporation - Fri, 28 Apr 2017 03:13:11 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          Co-op Student, Engineering - Suncor Energy Services - Alberta   
Optimize completion designs of pumps, instrumentation, flow controls and tubulars. Fort McMurray, Alberta ;...
From Suncor Energy - Wed, 10 May 2017 18:39:28 GMT - View all Alberta jobs
          Developing and Evaluating Digital Interventions to Promote Behavior Change in Health and Health Care: Recommendations Resulting From an International Workshop   
Devices and programs using digital technology to foster or support behavior change (digital interventions) are increasingly ubiquitous, being adopted for use in patient diagnosis and treatment, self-management of chronic diseases, and in primary prevention. They have been heralded as potentially revolutionizing the ways in which individuals can monitor and improve their health behaviors and health care by improving outcomes, reducing costs, and improving the patient experience. However, we are still mainly in the age of promise rather than delivery. Developing and evaluating these digital interventions presents new challenges and new versions of old challenges that require use of improved and perhaps entirely new methods for research and evaluation. This article discusses these challenges and provides recommendations aimed at accelerating the rate of progress in digital behavior intervention research and practice. Areas addressed include intervention development in a rapidly changing technological landscape, promoting user engagement, advancing the underpinning science and theory, evaluating effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and addressing issues of regulatory, ethical, and information governance. This article is the result of a two-day international workshop on how to create, evaluate, and implement effective digital interventions in relation to health behaviors. It was held in London in September 2015 and was supported by the United Kingdom’s Medical Research Council (MRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Methodology Research Programme (PI Susan Michie), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of the United States (PI Kevin Patrick). Important recommendations to manage the rapid pace of change include considering using emerging techniques from data science, machine learning, and Bayesian approaches and learning from other disciplines including computer science and engineering. With regard to assessing and promoting engagement, a key conclusion was that sustained engagement is not always required and that for each intervention it is useful to establish what constitutes “effective engagement,” that is, sufficient engagement to achieve the intended outcomes. The potential of digital interventions for testing and advancing theories of behavior change by generating ecologically valid, real-time objective data was recognized. Evaluations should include all phases of the development cycle, designed for generalizability, and consider new experimental designs to make the best use of rich data streams. Future health economics analyses need to recognize and model the complex and potentially far-reaching costs and benefits of digital interventions. In terms of governance, developers of digital behavior interventions should comply with existing regulatory frameworks, but with consideration for emerging standards around information governance, ethics, and interoperability.

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          Design Drafter - Canadian Projects Ltd - Alberta   
Roads, pipeline and powerline layouts. Design Drafter with civil engineering experience to create drawings and mapping for hydroelectric plants, wind turbines...
From Canadian Projects Ltd - Fri, 26 May 2017 06:10:37 GMT - View all Alberta jobs
          Reliable Heavy-Duty Encoders   
Lika Electronic offers a comprehensive range of encoders especially engineered to be safe and dependable also when dealing with critical tasks and harsh conditions in wind turbines. They offer rugged construction for use both on- and offshore and special surface treat- ments to protect against salt water and corrosion. Mechanical and electronic parts are designed to reliably operate in both freezing...
          Sales Engineer - Graduate Training Program - Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton - Ingersoll Rand - Ontario   
Hear about "real world" projects from visiting Trane sales engineers, managers and customers; At Ingersoll Rand we are passionate about inspiring progress...
From Ingersoll Rand - Sat, 20 May 2017 15:08:55 GMT - View all Ontario jobs
          Sales Engineer - Graduate Training Program - Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary - Ingersoll Rand - British Columbia   
Hear about "real world" projects from visiting Trane sales engineers, managers and customers; At Ingersoll Rand we are passionate about inspiring progress...
From Ingersoll Rand - Sat, 20 May 2017 15:08:57 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          E&I Engineer V - Hargrove Engineers + Constructors - Chocolate Bayou, TX   
Produce installation details, motor control center single lines, electric room layouts, motor control elementaries, connection diagrams, cable schedules,...
From Hargrove Engineers + Constructors - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:16:33 GMT - View all Chocolate Bayou, TX jobs
          Process Engineer IV - Hargrove Engineers + Constructors - Chocolate Bayou, TX   
Capable of clearly communicating the plan to the team, the project leadership team, and the client. Generally responsible for supervision and technical...
From Hargrove Engineers + Constructors - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:16:32 GMT - View all Chocolate Bayou, TX jobs
          Pipe Field Engineer / Planner - Jacobs - Chocolate Bayou, TX   
Will utilize the Advance Work Package system to plan all pipe work with superintendents and Construction team....
From Jacobs - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 19:18:16 GMT - View all Chocolate Bayou, TX jobs
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          TCIL (Telecommunications Consultants India Limited) Recruitment 2017 Attend walkin Interview for 05 Engineers vacancy before 13th July 2017   
TCIL invites application for Recruitment of 05 Engineers and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.tcil-india.com . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Engineers opening in Telecommunications Consultants India Limited on 05 and have Diploma / B.E./B.Tech in Civil Engineering can Attend walkin Interview.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from TCIL recruitment notification summered below:-

Telecommunications Consultants India Limited Recruitment Notification 2017 (www.tcil-india.com .)

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

Employment Terms - Contractual

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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

Place of Posting - Across India

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

Age Criteria - Candidate upper age limit should not exceed 35 years (for Senior Engineer), 30 years (for Junior Engineer) as on 01-07-2017 Age relaxations will be applicable only in upper age limit as per the norms for individual posts age criteria check job advertisement.

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


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant must go through detailed advertisement available for Download in www.tcil-india.com . and attend walk-in interview with required document as Mentioned in detailed advertisement to the following Address before or on 13-07-2017

Address -
TCIL Bhawan, Greater Kailash -1, New Delhi – 110048.

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 13-07-2017


          Ordnance Factory Medak Recruitment 2017 Attend walkin Interview for 100 Apprentices vacancy before 25th July 2017   
Ordnance Factory Medak invites application for Recruitment of 100 Apprentices and regarding this a job advertisement is published in ofmedak.gov.in . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Apprentices opening in Ordnance Factory Medak on 100 and have Diploma / Degree in Engineering can Attend walkin Interview.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from Ordnance Factory Medak recruitment notification summered below:-

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

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

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

Place of Posting - Medak

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

Age Criteria - For Postwise Age Details Go To Detailed Advertisement 

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


How To Apply - All Eligible and Interested aspirant must go through detailed advertisement available for Download in ofmedak.gov.in . and attend walk-in interview with required document as Mentioned in detailed advertisement to the following Address before or on 25-07-2017

Address -
HRD Section (OFILMD Building) near main gate Ordnance Factory Estate, Yaddumailaram.

Important dates - Receipt of application form allowed till : 25-07-2017


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

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

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

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

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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

Place of Posting - Gujarat

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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

Place of Posting - Across India

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

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


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

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

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


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

Jail Department Recruitment Notification 2017 ()

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

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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

Place of Posting - Betul

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

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

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


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

Address -
Superintendent District Betul

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



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

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

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

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

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

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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

Place of Posting - Across India

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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

Place of Posting - Across India

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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

Place of Posting - Across India

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

Employment Terms - Full time

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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

Place of Posting - Gujarat

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

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

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


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

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


          Sony Will Start Making Vinyl Records Again In Japan, After A Nearly 30-Year Hiatus   
Sony Music is preparing to make its own vinyl records again in Japan, in another sign that albums are back from the brink of being obsolete. The company says it's installing record-cutting equipment and enlisting the help of older engineers who know how to reproduce the best sound. Vinyl sales have seen a resurgence since around 2008. And while records are still a small part of the market, the fact that in 2016, "a format nearly a century old generated 3.6 percent of total global revenues is remarkable," as NPR's Andrew Flanagan has reported. Years of double-digit growth in record sales have left vinyl press plants in the U.S., Japan and elsewhere struggling to meet demand. Sony's plan reportedly includes the possibility that it will press records on contract. As the creator of the Walkman and a co-developer of the CD format, Sony helped to end the era of vinyl albums. And while sales of digital music have been hit in recent years by the popularity of streaming audio on Spotify,
          BECIL (Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited) Recruitment 2017 Apply Offline for 18 Plumber, Junior Engineer vacancy before 14th July 2017   
BECIL invites application for Recruitment of 18 Plumber, Junior Engineer and regarding this a job advertisement is published in www.becil.com . and in employment news. All Interested Aspirants who want to apply for Plumber, Junior Engineer opening in Broadcast Engineering Consultants India Limited on 18 and have 8th / ITI / Diploma / Engineering Degree can Apply Offline.Candidates are advised to check all eligibility requirements such as qualification, experience, upper age limit before applying from BECIL recruitment notification summered below:-

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

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

Employment Terms - Contractual

Experience Requirements - : Freshers jobs

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

Place of Posting - Noida

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

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


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

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

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


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“In 1972, there was no woman in the Senate. Now we have 20 women in the Senate, and all of them are married, and they all have children.”

Marlo Thomas in the Free To Be You And Me TV special

Courtesy of Marlo Thomas

One of my earliest memories is being probably 3 or 4 years old, and listening to the Free to Be You and Me album on my Holly Hobbie record player, over and over. It was the early '80s, my mom had a subscription to Ms. Magazine, the Equal Rights Amendment hadn't failed yet, and the promised land of gender equality seemed, if not immediately within sight, then perhaps not too far off. Free to Be — which had come out as an album and book in 1972 and aired as a musical TV special on ABC in March 1974 starring co-creator Marlo Thomas, along with Alan Alda, Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and many others — told the stories, through a series of songs and brief sketches, of little boys who have dolls, little girls who want to be engineers, princesses who don't want to get married, moms who are ranchers and doctors, and dads who take care of their kids. It was an indelible turning point in the conversation around male and female roles, and particularly for the generation that was raised singing along to its music (and their parents), its legacy endures in the zeitgeist even 40 years later. In the new Amazon pilot Transparent, the ringer of one of the mom's phones is the first few bars of the opening song: "There's a land that I see / Where the children are free / And I see it ain't far to this land from where we are..."

But certainly much of what felt revolutionary in the '70s and '80s feels dated, or obvious, now; Dick Cavett has a 30-second bit from the perspective of a little kid trying to figure out if his dog is a boy or a girl: "Perhaps he's a girl, which kind of makes sense — since he can't throw a ball and he can't climb a fence. But neither can Dad, and I know he's a man. And Mom is a woman, and she drives a van." And it's a world where same-sex couples just don't exist. But it's also somewhat dispiriting to listen to the album again, in this age of leaning in and having it all, and realize just how much farther we have to go — and how in some ways, particularly when it comes to rigidly gender-normative children's toys, we seem to have slid backward. (I was, however, heartened to discover that I still remembered almost all the words to the songs.)

The 40th anniversary of the TV special will be commemorated this weekend when the Paley Center for Media screens Free to Be in its entirety in New York and Los Angeles, and then again on Tuesday, March 11, when the New York location hosts a panel on Free to Be at 40, moderated by Marlo Thomas and Gloria Steinem.

When I spoke this week with Thomas, who is now 76, she had a lot to say about Free to Be's continued relevance, women in entertainment, princesses, and who she'll be campaigning for in 2016.

Michael Jackson and Roberta Flack in the TV special

ABC Photo Archives / Getty Images

Which of the songs do you feel like are really timeless? And which ones feel dated to you now?

Marlo Thomas: Actually, none of them feel dated. I wish they did. If they felt dated, then maybe our culture would have progressed further along.

That's a good point.

MT: I think really all children need to hear that it's all right to cry and that boys and girls are pretty much the same except for something in their underwear, and that mommies and daddies are people, and that we're all sisters and brothers. I don't really think there's anything on Free to Be that is dated. I think the one thing that's dated is we don't have anything about same-sex marriage and families with two moms or two dads. But other than that, I think we pretty much cover it, about what it's like to grow up in a family.

On songs like "William Wants a Doll" — do you think it's still weird for boys to have dolls? Is the message in that song still resonant?

MT: I think the terrible thing is that it's even more so. It seems to have snapped back. Right after Free to Be and in the decade after that, toys did start to change and become a little more unisex, but now when you walk through FAO Schwarz, there's the pink section and the blue section. So unfortunately, it's interesting that you bring that one up because that's kind of sad that that isn't dated. But also, it's about bullying too, isn't it?

What do you mean?

MT: Well, the children bully William. They make fun of him and they mock him: "William wants a do-oll." They laugh at him. It's a lot about bullying too.

Bullying wasn't as much of an issue then as it is now.

MT: We didn't have the cyberspace then — we just had school and then it would be over. But now it follows you home and it's on the web, and it's pretty devastating, what it can do.


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          From Cyborgs to Hacktivists: Postfeminist Disobedience and Virtual Communities   
by
Carolyn Guertin
2005-01-27

For many the term postfeminist might call to mind the vanilla pleasures of metrosexuality, webcams, online soaps, and blog culture, but, for me, a 40-something cyberfeminist scholar, curator and some time activist, the politically-minded feminist texts I work with are in fact dyed-in-the-wool postfeminist ones that occupy a different place on the postfeminism continuum from those more loudly-lauded, lighter confections. Usually given a bad rap by the media, postfeminism has been accused of being antifeminist, whereas it is instead what the next wave of second wave feminism has become. Its name is not a marker or movement that intends to imply that feminism is dead and gone, any more than Donna Haraway’s “postgender” and N. Katherine Hayles’ “posthuman” mean the death of those old shoes. As Ann Brooks puts it in Postfeminisms, “the concept of `post’ implies a process of ongoing transformation and change” (1). Postfeminism is that indicator that shows us the organism formerly known as feminism has grown into something far more complex than its liberal origins would lead us to expect.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, second wave feminism, which had spoken predominantly from and to a position of white middle class privilege, began to fracture to include a broader chorus of voices, classes, and races. Postfeminism or, more exactly, postfeminisms have expanded to include a multitude of situated perspectives within the context of postmodern thinking, and have swelled to embrace the new emphasis on what Michèle Barrett identified in 1992 (the year that the World Wide Web was born) as “fluidity and contingency” - features that are the trademark stock in trade of the cyber age. Barrett believed feminism’s paradigm shift to be the result of a new interest in culture that in turn gave rise to a whole new collectivity of subjectivities. It is no accident that this shift coincided with the advent of a technology that foregrounded networked communications. It was only a few years earlier, in the fledgling days of the personal computer back when the Internet was still a vehicle predominantly for hackers and technogeeks, that Haraway first articulated a politics of connectivity for women in the context of these new technologies. In her “Cyborg Manifesto” Haraway’s half-woman, half-machine revels in the confusion of body boundaries and fractures all sense of an originary unity or simplex gender through embracing the cyborg as a model: a being who revels in discursivity, multiplicity, hybridity, and perversity. As the Web has evolved, it has become something of a gene pool for creative explorations of sexualities, subjectivities and identities - and has proved to be as liberating for men as for women in that regard. Cyberfeminist scholar Sadie Plant even argues for the feminizing influence of technology in a connected age. Without a doubt, though, this new technology’s most important role has been that of facilitating communication.

 “cyberfeminism is post-feminist” (76) Cyberfeminism was born at a particular moment in time, 1992, simultaneously at three different points on the globe. In Canada, Nancy Paterson, a celebrated high tech installation artist, penned an article called “Cyberfeminism” for Stacy Horn’s Echo Gopher server. In Australia, VNS Matrix (Josephine Starrs, Julianne Pierce, Francesca da Rimini and Virginia Barratt) coined the term to label their radical feminist acts and their blatantly viral agenda: to insert women, bodily fluids, and political consciousness into electronic spaces. That same year, British cultural theorist Sadie Plant chose the same term to describe her recipe for defining the feminizing influence of technology on western society and its inhabitants.

-Judy Wajcman

Connectivity has been called the genius of feminism by theorist Robin Morgan (53), and this genius is being realized in electronic spaces and texts in more complex ways than in any other medium to date. Connectivity is the poster child of the postfeminist universe, which is why the first cyberfeminist collective, VNS Matrix, chose the image of the matrix - the cosmic womb - as its symbol The Australian collective VNS Matrix announced its inception with a rallying cry called the “Cyberfeminist Manifesto”:
__________
We are the modern cunt
positive anti-reason
unbounded unleashed unforgiving
we see art with our cunt we make art with our cunt
we believe in jouissance madness holiness and poetry
we are the virus of the new world disorder
rupturing the symbolic from within
saboteurs of big daddy mainframe
the clitoris is a direct line to the matrix
VNS MATRIX
terminators of the moral code
mercenaries of slime
go down on the altar of abjection
sucking the visceral temple we speak in tongues
infiltrating disrupting disseminating
corrupting the discourse/we are the future cunt
(http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html)
__________
Its separatist nature bears a resemblance to philosophies put forward by hackers.
. Another cyberfeminist collective, the Old Boys’ Network, defined its local chapters as “nodes” that “collide, disintegrate, regenerate, engage, disembody, reform, collapse, renew, abandon, revise, revitalize, and expand” (OBN FAQ 7). These structural and mechanical concerns are not accidental. Postfeminisms do not inhabit a network; they are the network of feminist discourse in virtual space and they are at their best when they are helping to forge communities of practice. In its incarnation most familiar to ebr ‘s readers, the electronic, hyperlinked text is both a narratological structure and the means of navigation in space and time. In the webbed space of hyperlinked fiction, the pregnant gaps between the nodes are at least as important as the textual nodes themselves. The nodes exist in conjunction with the dynamic space of the journey and cannot be discussed in isolation. So with the newest literary forms of the postfeminist universe. They cannot be separated from the communities and material praxes that they both engender and nurture on and off the Web.

In the cyberfeminist corner of the postfeminist universe, girl gamers such as Brenda Laurel and Mary Flanagan immediately spring to mind; so too do techno-performers such as Laurie Anderson and Coco Fusco, and new media artists such as Mez or Olia Lialina, but the most important and distinctive Web-native postfeminist form is, I would argue, hacktivism. The term was first coined in 1998 The rallying cry of hackers has long been “information wants to be free.” to describe an emerging hybrid form that united the best attributes of peaceful social protest - activism - and tech-savvy online civil disobedience - hackerism The term “hacktivism” has been attributed to a Toronto-based hacker who goes by the handle of Oxblood Ruffin.. It is a solution-oriented form of political action that inserts bodies and media-based dissent into real time material concerns. It should not be confused with its adolescent and illegal cousins, cractivism - code cracking, vandalism, data blockades (DDos) and the loss of digital data - or cyberterrorism - acts and agents of wanton destruction including worms and viruses. One of its trademark features is that the Web cannot contain hacktivism’s flows, allowing it to spill out into the world in the form of political protest at WTO and G8 events, for example, and in books, pamphlets, net.art, and performance art.

Hacktivism as a praxis was born in December 1997 when Critical Art Ensemble Critical Art Ensemble has been very much in the news lately since one of its members, Steve Kurtz, a professor in the Department of Art at SUNY Buffalo, was arrested on 12 May 2004 and charged with bioterrorism under the American Anti-Terrorism Act. These trumped up and widely protested charges have resulted in the FBI appropriating CAE’s materials and equipment used for testing for the presence of genetically- modified DNA - the tools CAE uses in creating their political art. member and software engineer Carmin Karasic was so appalled by the events of the Acteal Massacre - 45 Zapatistas were murdered at the hands of the Mexican government - that she set out to create a Web interface that would perform political protest as an aesthetic act. Three other Critical Art Ensemble members joined her in forming a new collective they named the Electronic Disturbance Theatre. (The group’s name is drawn from the concept of civil disobedience first proposed by Henry David Thoreau.) Their electronic civil disobedience engine is named FloodNet; funded by RTMark and launched in September 1998, it is Karasic’s brainchild in her war against injustice. Filling the browser page with the names of the dead, this activism tool “would access the page for Mexico’s President Zedillo seeking bogus addresses, so the browser would return messages like “human_rights not found on this server” (Cassell). Unlike the attacks launched by cracktivists, no damage is done by this software agent. When the Electronic Disturbance Theatre alerts its “online activists to `commence flooding!’” they visit EDT’s website and click on FloodNet’s icon (Harmon). The software then directs their browser to the target, and cues the same page to load over and over again.

As a postfeminist work, it is no accident that FloodNet must function as a community-based performance:

FloodNet’s action only drew its validity from the number of people showing support. “It was only actualized through thousands and thousands of participants,” she remembers. “It was meaningless without the masses.” Popular support transforms a random act of vandalism into a show of presence, Karasic argues. “This is an important difference between the single hacker/hacktivist who takes down a server with a single script” (qtd. in Cassell).

Similar to the disruptive aestheticization of codework by the Dutch trio jodi.org, Karasic sees her collectivity interface as something more closely akin to “conceptual art” than to cyberterrorism (Harmon). No one and no data are harmed in these `attacks,’ but websites are effectively shut down while the protest is being transmitted.

Advancing human rights through the electronic media is also the purview of another collective, a cyberfeminist one called subRosa. It is currently comprised of Laleh Mehran, Hyla Willis, Steffi Domike, Lucia Sommer, and Faith Wilding. It was also formed in the fall of 1998 - around the same time that Karasic was vowing to respond to Mexican excesses with FloodNet. Donna Haraway was the first to identify science as one of the most insidious cultural forms women needed to address to regain control of their bodies; subRosa follows in that tradition. subRosa uses its art to critique “the relationships between digital technologies, biotechnologies and women’s bodies/lives/work” (Griffis). The goal of these hacktivists, akin to the Electronic Disturbance Theatre’s, is the creation of communities, what they call “female affiliations that respect difference and create productive projects in solidarity with others who are working on similar ones” (Griffis).

Embracing bell hooks’ definition of feminism as that which seeks to eradicate ideologies of domination (qtd in Griffis), subRosa undertakes projects of activism and public education on topics as wide-ranging as eugenics, Frankenfoods, stem cell and cloning research, and Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART). Seeing their purpose as a pedagogical one, they launch inclusive electronic campaigns, publish pamphlets and books, and travel out into (particularly third world) communities to perform their topical art. These are what they call resistant projects, tactical cyberfeminist ones, and situational information theatre: “As cyberfeminists and artists we are using the framework of participatory performance as an information theatre of pedagogical art that models various tactics for intervening and commenting on the seductive representations of the flesh machine” (subRosa). One of the keys to their successful distribution of information is their willingness to mix media and cross boundaries, producing their art and materials in a plethora of formats contextually situated for their audiences. Like FloodNet’s participatory form, subRosa’s mode of information distribution is reproducible, for it argues “[i]n the digital age, resistant cultural producers can embrace recombinance for subversive ends” (subRosa).

All of this may seem somewhat removed from the electronic book and literary traditions, but when postfeminisms meet the new media they encourage these kinds of pleasures in the confusion of boundaries between bodies, texts, technologies, politics, and cultures. In a hyperlinked age when the only true path through a text is a personal journey, the many roads of postfeminism show that comminglings of radical politics and material concerns are alive and well in both the virtual and real worlds. How effective these hacktivist actions are is difficult to measure, but they are remarkable as tools for global mobilization and peaceful protest. It is clear that they are very effective at allowing women’s voices to be heard.

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Postfeminist Artists and Groups

Electronic Disturbance Theatre. http://dpa.ntu.ac.uk/dpa_search/result.php3?Project=290

Flanagan, Mary. The Adventures of Josie True. http://www.josietrue.com/

Fusco, Coco. Coco Fusco’s Virtual Laboratory. http://www.thing.net/%7Ecocofusco/

Karasic, Carmin. FloodNet. http://www.thing.net/~rdom/ecd/ZapTact.html, http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/wlajfa/pledge1.htm, and Karasic’s Homepage: http://www.xensei.com/users/carmin/

Lialina, Olia. http://art.teleportacia.org/

Mez. The Data][h!][Bleeding Texts. http://netwurkerz.de/mez/datableed/complete/index.htm

subRosa. http://www.cyberfeminism.net

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Works Cited and Consulted

Barrett, Michèle and Anne Phillips, Eds. Destabilizing Theory: Contemporary Feminist Debates. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1992.

Brooks, Ann. Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms. London and New York: Routledge, 1997.

Critical Art Ensemble. http://www.critical-art.net/

Critical Art Ensemble Defense Fund. http://www.caedefensefund.org/

Cassel, David. “Hacktivism in the Cyberstreets.” AlterNet. 30 May 2000. 16 June 04. http://www.alternet.org/story/9223

Griffis, Ryan. “Tandem Surfing the Third Wave: Part 3, interview with subRosa.” YOUgenics. 2003. 16 June 04. http://yougenics.net/subRosaInt.htm

Haraway, Donna. “The Cyborg Manifesto.” Simians, Cyborgs and Women. New York: Routledge, 1991. [1985] 149-181.

Harmon, Amy. “`Hacktivists’ of All Persuasions Take Their Struggle to the Web.” New York Times on the Web. 31 Oct 1998. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/archive/news/1998/Hacktivists-NYTimes-1998.pdf

Hayles, N. Katherine. How We Became Posthuman. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1999.

jodi.org. 17 June 04.

metac0m. “What is Hacktivism?” thehacktivist.com. Dec 03. 16 June 04. http://www.thehacktivist.com/hacktivism.php

Morgan, Robin. Demon Lover: On the Sexuality of Terrorism. London: Methuen, 1990.

Old Boys’ Network (OBN). “FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions.” 16 June 04 http://www.obn.org/inhalt_index.html

Plant, Sadie. Zeros and Ones. New York: Bantam, 1997.

subRosa. “Tactical Cyberfeminism: An Art and Technology of Social Relations.” 16 June 04. http://www.artwomen.org/cyberfems/subrosa/

VNS Matrix. “Cyberfeminist Manifesto.” 1992. 17 June 2004. http://www.obn.org/reading_room/manifestos/html/cyberfeminist.html

Wajcman, Judy. TechnoFeminism. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004.

Wray, Stefan. “Electronic Civil Disobedience and the World Wide Web of Hacktivism: A Mapping of Extraparliamentarian Direct Action Net Politics. Nov 1998. 16 June 04. http://thehacktivist.com/archive/edt/wwwhack.html

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          Software Engineer - Vendavo - Mountain View, CA   
Job Duties: Designing and developing new features for cloud based software services; Designing architecture from the ground up; Working with product
From Vendavo - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 07:00:06 GMT - View all Mountain View, CA jobs
          Production Welder 2nd Shift - Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. - Pulaski, TN   
Visually inspects work to ensure that all parts are correctly welded to TCF engineering and quality standards (no holes, splatter or incorrect measurements)....
From Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. - Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:03:12 GMT - View all Pulaski, TN jobs
          Design Engineer - Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. - United States   
TCF employs more than 1,200 people with facilities in Minneapolis, Minnesota; TCF Holland, a wholly owned subsidiary in Davenport, Iowa, is a foundry providing...
From Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:42:23 GMT - View all United States jobs
          Software Engineer (Charleston) - Verge Health - Charleston, SC   
The Software Engineer position at Verge Solutions fulfills a critical role in the development of best of class SaaS software used in support of the health care...
From Verge Health - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:58:32 GMT - View all Charleston, SC jobs
          The Underblog King   
Aside: There were two messages from WordPress after I posted that last entry about near-sighted cashiers and failures of modern engineering. The first congratulated me on my 20th blog post (this being 21, anyone up for some blackjack?), the second … Continue reading
          Endpoint Security Engineer   

          Linux RedHat Engineer   

          Platform Automation Lead SW Engineer   

          Product Test Engineer Lead   

          QAD Software Engineer   

          Software Engineer   

          PI Specialist - Tata Steel Canada - Menihek, NL   
Post-secondary education in Computer Science or Engineering (Minimum 2-Year Program). As a member of the Process Control and Automation Team, the PI Historian...
From Tata Steel - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:04:31 GMT - View all Menihek, NL jobs
          Cloud Full Stack Engineer - Infox Consulting - Bellevue, PE   
Qualifications Basic Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field. As a Cloud Full Stack Engineer you will have the opportunity to...
From INFOX Consulting - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:56:36 GMT - View all Bellevue, PE jobs
          Software and Embedded Control Specialist - Aspin Kemp & Associates Inc. - Pooles Corner, PE   
Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience....
From Indeed - Thu, 18 May 2017 14:04:21 GMT - View all Pooles Corner, PE jobs
           Numerical simulation the temperature field of the multi-coil batch during annealing process in Bell-type furnace    
Mo, Chun-li and Li, Qiang and Guo, Xu-ming and Wang, Hao (2012) Numerical simulation the temperature field of the multi-coil batch during annealing process in Bell-type furnace. In: 2nd International Conference on Advanced Engineering Materials and Technology (AEMT 2012), 6 Jul 2012, Zhuhai, China.
           Microwave processing applications in chemical engineering: cost analysis    
Hasna, A. M. (2011) Microwave processing applications in chemical engineering: cost analysis. Journal of Applied Sciences, 11 (21). pp. 3613-3618. ISSN 1812-5654
           A reflection in the innovation and technology transfer experience in a regional micro-manufacturer: a case study    
Goh, Steven and Thorpe, David (2008) A reflection in the innovation and technology transfer experience in a regional micro-manufacturer: a case study. In: 9th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management (GCMM2008): Towards Excellence in Smart Manufacturing and Engineering Knowledge Management, 12-14 Nov 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.
           Modeling of heat transfer in rotational molding    
Banerjee, S. and Yan, W. and Bhattacharyya, D. (2008) Modeling of heat transfer in rotational molding. Polymer Engineering and Science, 48 (11). pp. 2188-2197. ISSN 0032-3888
           Project management : a guide from start to finish for BHPBilliton Iron Ore Engineering Services Dept. Port Hedland    
Young, Paul Edward (2004) Project management : a guide from start to finish for BHPBilliton Iron Ore Engineering Services Dept. Port Hedland. [USQ Project]
           Evaluation of the properties of raw materials and products of briquetting machine    
Islam, Md Mainul and Ali, Md Nawsher and Mia, Sobahan (2004) Evaluation of the properties of raw materials and products of briquetting machine. In: 2nd BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, 2-4 Jan 2004, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
          Sr. Consultant Fund Accounting   
IL-Chicago, FINANCE - The Northern Trust Co. is seeking a Sr. Consultant Fund Accounting in Chicago IL, with the following requirements: BS in Business, Engineering or Computer Science and 3 years related experience. Prior exp. must include 3 years of experience with each of the following: implementing enhancements of FIS's Invest One Enterprise accounting application; maintaining double entry accounting repo
          P&P Blogger Profile: Terry White   
Terry White of Terry White's Tech Blog

Terry White - Director, North America Creative Pro Core Business for Adobe Systems, Inc.
Terry has been with Adobe for over a decade and has extensive knowledge of Adobe’s Creative Professional product line.
In his current position, he leads a team of Solution Engineers and Product Specialists that focus on Professional Publishing and Web Authoring.
Terry is an Adobe Certified Expert and Creative Suite Master.
He has been active in the industry for over 20 years and is the founder and president of MacGroup-Detroit – Michigan’s largest Macintosh users group and is a columnist for Layers Magazine and X-Ology Magazine. Terry is the host of the top ranked Adobe Creative Suite Video Podcast.
He is also the author of Secrets of the Adobe Bridge and co-author of The iPhone Book and InDesign CS/CS2 Killer Tips. Terry is a key presenter at major industry shows around the world.


Why do you blog?
I enjoy sharing my ideas and reviews with others.


If you only had time to read three blogs a day, which ones would they be?
Photoshop Insider
Engadget
Macsimumnews

How long have you been using Photoshop/been a photographer?
Photoshop since version 2.5
Serious photographer since 2004


What type of camera(s) do you shoot with?
Nikon D80

Mac or PC?
Mac

What is your favorite piece of photo or computer equipment (other than your camera)?
Spiderlite TD5

What piece of equipment would you most like to get but don’t have?
Nikon Zoom Telephoto AF VR Zoom Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8D G-AFS ED-IF Autofocus Lens (Vibration Reduction) - Black

What advice do you have for a novice creative professional/photographer?
Less is more!

What inspires you to create?
Seeing something out there and thinking to myself, “I could do that and maybe even better.”

What would be your most important piece of advice about life?
Be of your word.

Where would you most like to live (other than where you live now)?
Somewhere warm year round, perhaps Hawaii

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Swim, write

What talent would you most like to have?
Singing

From Inside the Actors Studio:
What is your favorite word? Success
What is your least favorite word? Failure
What turns you on? Intelligent people
What turns you off? Racism
What sound or noise do you love? Silence
What sound or noise do you hate? Crickets
What is your favorite curse word? F@*k
What occupation other than your own would you like to attempt? Comedian
What occupation would you not want to participate in? Fast Food
If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates? Glad you’re here.

*Note: If you there is someone you would like to see as a part of the P&P Blogger Profile series, please email Jason with their blog's URL. Also, be sure to check out the P&P Weekly every Monday for news about this site and a roundup of what other Photoshop & Photography Blogroll members are posting.


          Software Engineer (Charleston) - Verge Health - Charleston, SC   
The Software Engineer position at Verge Solutions fulfills a critical role in the development of best of class SaaS software used in support of the health care...
From Verge Health - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 20:58:32 GMT - View all Charleston, SC jobs
          Assistant to the Dean, Finance & Administration - Faculty of Engineering - University of Windsor - Windsor, ON   
In addition, the incumbent would direct policy development and implementation, reporting, data/statistics collection and reporting, personnel management,...
From Indeed - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 15:35:56 GMT - View all Windsor, ON jobs
          Cost Engineer / Program Manager - Titan Tool & Die Ltd. - Windsor, ON   
Assesses cost effectiveness of products and projects to achieve target cost conferring with other functions to adjust cost estimates for effective decision...
From Indeed - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:54:20 GMT - View all Windsor, ON jobs
          Sr. Software Engineer (Backend)   

          Software Development Engineer, Build System Implementation   

          Software Engineer   

          Cyber Systems Engineer 3/4   

          Java Engineer   

          Senior Supplier Quality Engineer   

          LAN/Desktop Support Engineer   

          Principal Software Engineer - Bothell, WA   
Principal Software Engineer - Platform , Bothell WA FUJIFILM **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW*** We are an innovative and high performance culture with tremendous opportunities. People who work here are given the unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of healthcare throughout the world. Headquartered in Bothell, WA USA, FUJIFILM SonoSite is represented..
          Senior Software Engineer - Bothell, WA   
Senior Software Engineer , Bothell WA FUJIFILM **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW*** We are an innovative and high performance culture with tremendous opportunities. People who work here are given the unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of healthcare throughout the world. Headquartered in Bothell, WA USA, FUJIFILM SonoSite is represented by a..
          Linux Engineer TCP/IP - Sports Betting   
Client Server Ltd. - North West London - Linux Engineer / HelpDesk London to £70k Linux Engineer / HelpDesk (TCP/IP Networking Linux). Hedge Fund based in North London focused on the sports betting market is seeking a skilled Linux Engineer. You will join a talented team to proactively troubleshoot challenging issues,...
          Linux Engineer TCP/IP - Sports Betting   
Client Server - North West London - Linux Engineer / HelpDesk London to £70k Linux Engineer / HelpDesk (TCP/IP Networking Linux). Hedge Fund based in North London focused on the sports betting market is seeking a skilled Linux Engineer. You will join a talented team to proactively troubleshoot challenging issues,...
          Linux Engineer TCP/IP - Sports Betting   
Client Server - North West London - Linux Engineer / HelpDesk (TCP/IP Networking Linux). Hedge Fund based in North London focused on the sports betting market is seeking a skilled Linux Engineer. You will join a talented team to proactively troubleshoot challenging issues, devising and implementing innovative solut...
          Configuration Engineer   

          PI Specialist - Tata Steel Canada - Menihek, NL   
Post-secondary education in Computer Science or Engineering (Minimum 2-Year Program). As a member of the Process Control and Automation Team, the PI Historian...
From Tata Steel - Mon, 19 Jun 2017 22:04:31 GMT - View all Menihek, NL jobs
          Cloud Full Stack Engineer - Infox Consulting - Bellevue, PE   
Qualifications Basic Qualifications • Bachelor's degree in computer science or related field. As a Cloud Full Stack Engineer you will have the opportunity to...
From INFOX Consulting - Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:56:36 GMT - View all Bellevue, PE jobs
          Software and Embedded Control Specialist - Aspin Kemp & Associates Inc. - Pooles Corner, PE   
Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience....
From Indeed - Thu, 18 May 2017 14:04:21 GMT - View all Pooles Corner, PE jobs
          Faculty of the Professions: Project Management European study tour   
This July, 16 students stepped out of their classroom and into some of top universities and organisations across Europe to focus on new insights in Project Management linked with the latest trends in production technology and engineering. The Study Tour program gave them the opportunity to witness firsthand project management in action at mega factories [...]
          Comment on Three Magnets Make Fidget Spinners Amazing And Only Engineers Will Appreciate This Hack! by Jack Laidlaw   
Where is the indiegogo (flexible goal obviously) I'm down for $20k
          Build a Villa by ayhamnassar121   
A 550sqm piece of farm land, would like to have a smart design that allows me to have privacy, security, unique design (preferably U shape villa design). The villa is going to be build by stones, and a swimming pool is required... (Budget: $750 - $1500 USD, Jobs: Building Architecture, Civil Engineering, Home Design, Structural Engineering)
          Chief Engineer - KW Property Management & Consulting - Sunny Isles Beach, FL   
As a team member of KW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING, you are expected to understand and support the mission statement of the company and practice our GREAT...
From KW Property Management & Consulting - Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:59:25 GMT - View all Sunny Isles Beach, FL jobs
          Manufacturing Project Engineer I   
, procedures, regarding to government and regulatory agencies regulations (e.g. EEO, ADA, ISO, QSR). Ensures timely response...
          Manufacturing Project Engineer I   
activities for product or technology transfers.Provides technical support to production personnel and manufacturing lines.... Identifies need and develops manufacturing documentation following, standards and regulations established by regulatory...
          Junior Full Stack Engineer - emocha Mobile Health Inc. - Baltimore, MD   
At emocha our mission is to revolutionize mobile health. A Baltimore-based startup with lots of momentum, we strive to solve public health problems with
From emocha Mobile Health Inc. - Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:54:44 GMT - View all Baltimore, MD jobs
          Field Service Engineers - Toby Churchill - United Kingdom   
Field Service Engineers - UK-Wide We are currently expanding our Environmental Control team and as part of this expansion we are looking for more Field
From Toby Churchill - Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:20:27 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          REKS – The ProfileWild Interview   
It’s not surprising that when we got up with REKS to do this interview, he was on the move, driving back to Massachusetts. Sitting still is something The Lawrence, Massachusetts product doesn’t seem able to do, as he just dropped his eighth album, Eyes Watching God. The album was produced entirely by producer Hazardis Soundz, who has done incredible work as a producer and engineer for N.O.R.E. and countless others. Eyes Watching God not only features sharp, socially conscious rhymes from REKS but also showcases more risk-taking from the MC, as Haz pushes the boundaries of REKS’s sound further than [...]
          North Dakota Industrial Commission Supports New Renewable Energy Projects   
By Industrial Commission of North Dakota
The North Dakota Industrial Commission has approved $1,125,000 in research and development grants for three renewable energy projects. The projects involve research and development of renewable energy technologies and processes that have strong growth potential in North Dakota.
 
The Legislature established the renewable energy grant program in 2007 to provide funding for research, development, marketing and education to foster growth of renewable energy including wind, biofuels, biomass, solar, hydroelectric, geothermal and hydrogen.
 
In a joint statement, the Industrial Commission stated, “These projects continue the state’s research efforts to identify all the available energy sources that will move North Dakota’s economy forward. In addition to the research being done in North Dakota these projects will involve companies engaged in the state’s manufacturing sector.” The North Dakota Industrial Commission, consisting of Governor Doug Burgum, as chairman, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring, oversees the Renewable Energy Program.
 
Projects include:
 
Portable Solar Array Modules
Packet Digital – Fargo
Total project costs: $1,000,000
Amount awarded: $500,000
 
The purpose of this project is to develop and commercialize transportable solar power generation modules capable of delivering up to 1 kilowatt for remote military installations, emergency shelters and camps, and a variety of commercial uses.  The project aims to eliminate the fuel requirement and noise associated with standard electromechanical power generation, as well as reducing the life cycle cost. Manufacturing will occur at Chiptronics in Dunseith. With this project, Packet Digital expects to add two to four jobs in the first year, increasing to 6-10 in the next few years. Chiptronics also expects to add four to five jobs to support the manufacturing. 
 
A Novel Approach to Reduce the Energy Consumption of Residential Homes
Terra Labs - Horace
Total project costs: $1,461,664
Amount awarded: $500,000
 
The purpose of this project is to develop a community heating and cooling system that utilizes geothermal energy and heat pumps to provide affordable and efficient energy for a residential community to be built in Horace.  The system will be owned by the city of Horace.  Cost savings will be realized through joint trenching with the water main along with shared heating and engineering design in the well field.
 
Solar Soaring Power Manager Phase III
Submitted by: Packet Digital – Fargo
Total project costs: $1,250,000
Amount awarded: $125,000
 
The overall goal of this project is to create a solar soaring power management system for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to initially double fly times and ultimately provide unlimited endurance powered by solar energy. Packet Digital is partnering with other North Dakota entities, including c2renew and Chiptronics, to develop the molds and materials needed for the manufacturing of the UAS in North Dakota. Packet Digital previously received $375,000 for this project. The award was increased by $125,000 from $375,000 to $500,000.
 

For more information on these projects or the program, contact Karlene Fine (701-328-3722) or Andrea Holl Pfennig (701-328-5300) or visit www.nd.gov/ndic/renew-infopage.htm.  

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          Centers of Excellence Commission Awards Research ND Funding Requests Totaling $473,983   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research North Dakota Grants for $473,983 at its meeting held Friday May 22, 2017.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms can leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • NDSU Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in partnership with Comfort King was awarded $32,000 to study the relationship between ergonomic data, material and manufacturing processes. This information will be used to customize its manufacturing process to each individual customer’s needs and provide greater sleep quality. 
  • UND Office of Research and Economic Development in partnership with SkySkopes, Inc. was awarded $441,983 to use small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS) equipped with thermal sensors to collect energy audit data on buildings on all North Dakota University System buildings. That data will then be converted into actionable information that will allow the partner to perform rapid analysis of thermal images and assess costs of thermal leaks in heated buildings.
 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          North Dakota's Oil Boom Fuels Economic Growth   
By USNews.com

This isn't your father's Fargo any more.

That a state so sparsely populated and geographically remote stands among the top-five nationally in a broad measure of economic, educational, health and other metrics speaks volumes about an economic boom that North Dakota has experienced during the past decade.

Indeed it is the state's economic growth – No. 1 in the Best States rankings – that helped propel it to No. 2 in the overall measure of state economies.

With among the lowest unemployment in the nation and highest labor force participation, North Dakota also ranks highly in the roads, energy infrastructure – and even internet service – that it provides for just over three-quarters of a million residents. Its highly ranked higher education, with among the nation's most affordable tuition, has helped the citizenry reach a high level of attainment of college degrees. All measures considered, the state ranks No. 4 overall.

While 90 percent of North Dakota's land still is devoted to farming – with one-fifth of the population employed in agriculture that produces most of the nation's canola and flaxseed and ranks No. 1 in dry navy and pinto beans – it's what lies beneath the surface of this Canadian border state's wide open land that explains much of the recent growth of a domain that as recently as 2010 counted fewer residents than it had during the Great Depression of the 1930s.

It's oil and natural gas – and the technology for extracting it – that have both boosted the state's economy and also added a new dimension of social controversy surrounding pipelines that the industry is attempting to push through the state. Yet the state also is counting gains in manufacturing and high-tech ventures that have helped diversify the economy as oil has occupied a growing share of it.

"Energy and ag have always been very strong in our state, and the oil boom has moved us forward, but we've also worked to diversify," says Sandy McMerty, co-deputy commissioner for the North Dakota Department of Commerce. 

Recently elected North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum attributes the state's business sense to a long line of governors who came from the business world – in his case, the software industry. And he points to developments that hold promise for the future: A plant manufacturing the blades for 225-foot tall wind turbines employing 1,000 people, unmanned aerial aircraft mapping agriculture lands to amass mammoth data for improvement of crops, Microsoft "tapping in" to the state's well-educated workforce as the state attracts more young people.

"Our infrastructure is in great shape,'' the governor says – indeed, it ranks No. 6 in the Best States analysis. "The economic surpluses that we've had at the state level have allowed us to invest in infrastructure."

The Bakken Formation of oil and natural gas, among the largest contiguous deposits in the U.S., once was deemed infeasible for production. That was before hydraulic fracturing – an injection of water and chemicals into the black shale, siltstone and sandstone holding the oil, a process known as "fracking."

Before the oil boom, as recently as 2004, oil and gas production accounted for just 2 percent of the state's economy. By 2014, it accounted for almost 16 percent. And, while declining world prices for oil in recent years have dampened some of the Bakken boom's luster – and placed pressure on the small state's annual budget, forcing cuts in its esteemed public universities – overall oil production has held up for the most part.

There are fewer drilling rigs at work, but overall production slid to 1.17 million barrels per day in November from a peak of 1.23 million in December 2014 as drillers have pared operational costs. Drillers are employing new techniques that enable them to drill two miles down and then two miles horizontally, the governor notes, with the precision of someone picking the lock on a house.

"We've been a little bit down in production based on pricing,'' says McMerty, who is fluent in the daily price per barrel. "But energy companies are not short-term investment companies for the most part. They can ride out the lower prices."

The state's overall economic output more than doubled in 11 years, according to a Bureau of Economic Analysis report. The state's gross domestic product in 2013 reached a record $49.8 billion, up from $24.7 billion in 2002. In 2002, the state had the second smallest economy, ahead of only Vermont's. Still, some question the long-term sustainability of an economy hinging on a volatile industry.

"North Dakota has always been a boom and bust state – there hasn't been a time of expansion that wasn't followed by contraction," says Bill Caraher, associate professor of history at the University of North Dakota. "By and large, in terms of the billions and billions of dollars that have flowed into North Dakota's economy, very little has gone into producing the kinds of things that are sustainable long-term economic engines.''

In the state's bid for economic diversification, Northrop Grumman, John Deere and Bobcat are among the manufacturers that have added facilities and jobs – Northrop hoping to employ 100 people in Grand Forks. Caterpillar Remanufacturing recently chose between South Korea and North Dakota for a facility, and chose Fargo. And Grand Forks, inundated by the devastating Red River Flood of 1997, has rebounded 20 years later bigger and better, Caraher notes.

The state also boasts of the second largest campus for the software giant Microsoft outside of Washington state – in Fargo.

More than 80,000 jobs were created in North Dakota from 2011 from 2015, the data behind the Best States rankings show. And this state whose population had long hovered at Depression levels saw its populace grow from 674,000 in 2010 to 758,000 in 2016. Among all 50 states small and large, North Dakota ranked No 1 in the Best States ranking of net migration of people into the state. "Last check, we had 12,000 open positions across the state,'' McMerty says. "We're at a place where we really need that out-of-state population to come in."

The state's unemployment rate ranked No. 3 among all states in the Best States analysis, and running at 3 percent in December it remained the sixth-lowest and well below the national average.

All of this contributed to North Dakota's high ranking in the opportunity it offers citizens – ranking No. 7 nationally, with among the nation's lowest poverty rates, higher median household incomes and most affordable housing.

The state's oil development also has created its own issues. These include the challenges of housing oilfield workers in what have become known as "man camps." And a planned Dakota Access pipeline has generated strong public protest, particularly among the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe objecting to its construction near its reservation.

The tribe celebrated late last year when the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would seek alternative routes for the $3.7 billion pipeline. Then a new president signed an order directing the Corps to "review and approve" the pipeline "in an expedited manner." Allies of the tribe, including Earthjustice, contend that review already has identified problems with the pipeline, and this may end up in court.

The quality of the state's health care – No. 10 in the rankings – is borne out in some of the measures of public health taken into account in Best States.

This includes low mortality and infant mortality rates, 12th and 14th best respectively. One of the offshoots of this is a figure that's not counted in these rankings but measured by the U.S. Census: The nation's highest ratio of people 100 years old and older – with three centenarians for every 10,000 residents, double the national average.

The governor tells the story of a 100-year-old North Dakotan driver who was stopped running a stop sign on the way to his older sisters' place. "The police officer asked, 'Didn't you see the sign?' The man said, 'Sure I saw the sign. I didn't see you.""

The state's governmental services ranked No. 7 in the Best States assessment.

This included well-balanced state accounts – ranking No. 1 in financial health, No. 3 in its operating ratio of income and expenses, No. 6 in the digitalization of state information and No. 11 in the long-term funding of its pension system.

As a measure of that fiscal responsibility, when the state recently lost a sizable share of projected revenue for a two-year budget cycle amid a slowdown in oil drilling, the governor ordered budget cuts and drew $497 million from reserves to close a $1-billion shortfall in a $14-billion budget. Yet with cuts, come pain.

Assessing the cuts at the University of North Dakota – a system ranking No. 6 nationwide – Caraher notes: "People who keep hoping that the boom-bust economies can be leveraged into sustainable growth, these are the kinds of things that give people pause… Universities are one of the major leaders of innovation."

Yet in a world in which everyone holds a miniature "super-computer'' in their hands in their smart phones, the governor suggests, access to learning transcends the traditional boundaries of school buildings, and this too is a question of technology which the state must explore as it seeks to improve education.

Click here to view the full report.

  

 



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

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          APUC Committed Awards Funding Totaling $191,553   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for four projects totaling $191,553 at its quarterly meeting February 21 in Bismarck.

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

The following requests were approved:
Grand Prairie Agriculture (Devils Lake) was awarded $45,460 to support initial project engineering to produce a farrow-to-wean sow farm, focusing on gilt production. The project will impact local farmers with another market for their products and provide another fertilizer source in the area. Contact Daniel Julson at (701) 640-2185.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (Fargo) was awarded $93,318 to support preliminary engineering costs for a protein production facility to be located in North Dakota. Contact Mike Keller at (701) 551-2869.

Safflower Technologies International (Williston) was awarded $27,775 to complete a study for a specialty non-GMO oilseed processing facility with cold press or expeller press system technology for a range of oilseed processing and refining capabilities. Contact Michael Bergman at (517) 719-5418.

Black Leg Ranch (McKenzie) was awarded $25,000 to build an outdoor space and meeting area. This meeting space will overlook native grasslands and prairie flowers. Contact Jay Doan at (701) 673-3441.

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

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

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          Minnesota Soybean Processors to Pursue ND Soybean Processing Plant at Spiritwood   
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Doug Burgum and leaders of Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) and its subsidiary North Dakota Soybean Processors (NDSP) announced today that MnSP is taking steps toward construction of a $240 million soybean processing plant – the first of its kind in North Dakota – at Spiritwood, N.D. 

The plant would be an integrated soybean crush facility and refinery, crushing 125,000 bushels of soybeans per day. It would produce soybean meal, refined, bleached and deodorized soybean oil and biodiesel. 

MnSP, a membership cooperative that owns and operates a soybean crush facility and biodiesel operation in Brewster, Minn., has selected a site on 150 acres near Spiritwood. The co-op would move forward with construction following further due diligence, necessary approvals and a successful engineering study.

By selecting the Spiritwood site, MnSP is able to conduct a preliminary front-end engineering and design study, which will be used to determine feasibility of construction. MnSP is working with the North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission to complete the construction feasibility study.

“The potential for this type of value-added project is great news for our farmers and the entire state of North Dakota,” Burgum said. “The NDSP plant will create value in the local community and beyond by creating 55 to 60 full-time jobs, supporting local service companies, vendors and suppliers and supporting the soybean price paid to local farmers.”

Gov. Burgum, MnSP Board President Bruce Hill and MnSP General Manager Scott Austin made the announcement during the annual Northern Soybean Expo and Trade Show in Fargo, joined by North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. “Our preliminary market analysis shows there are markets this facility would serve that would complement our current efforts at the Brewster facility to reach both global and domestic markets for meal and oil,” Austin said. “We also believe that the biodiesel from this plant would serve both domestic and international markets.”

The NDSP plant would annually produce 900,000 tons of soybean meal, which is usually used as livestock feed for poultry and swine but can also be used for cattle, and 490 million pounds of oil. Half of the oil will be used to produce biodiesel, while the other half will be food-grade soybean oil.

The plant would utilize steam from the nearby Spiritwood Station, a coal-fired power plant operated by Great River Energy.

MnSP has been working with the Jamestown/Stutsman Development Corp. and meeting with the appropriate state agencies, including the Department of Commerce, Office of State Tax Commissioner and Bank of North Dakota.
 

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          APUC to Review Funding Requests Totaling $693,000   
By ND Commerce
Bismarck, N.D. -- The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) will review funding requests for nine projects totaling $693,000 at its quarterly meeting February 21 in Bismarck.

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

The following requests will be reviewed:

Black Leg Ranch (McKenzie) is requesting $52,715 to build an outdoor patio and meeting area. This meeting space will overlook native grasslands and prairie flowers. Contact Jay Doan at (701) 673-3441.

Rolling Plains Adventures (Sterling) is requesting $28,074 to plant an integrated cover crop/food plot area. This cover crop/food plot will immediately enhance the wildlife population while also maintaining soil health. Contact Jeremy Doan at (701) 367-3737.

Vision West ND (Dickinson) is requesting $53,315 to conduct a feasibility study to determine the opportunities and interest in the region for a successful food hub. The study will focus on potential locations for distribution and identify organizational models for the food hubs. Contact Debra Nelson at (701) 483-2801.

Rural Economic Area Partnership Investment Fund (Dickinson) is requesting $91,350 to provide services to producers and growers for the sale of raw agricultural products including grapes, fruits, berries and vegetables to North Dakota wineries. The funds will also be used to create a website to sell local foods to wineries in North Dakota or other food markets. Contact Shirley Brentrup at (701) 483-1447.

Grand Prairie Agriculture (Devils Lake) is requesting $26,460 to support initial project engineering to produce a farrow-to-wean sow farm, focusing on gilt production. The project will impact local farmers with another market for their products and provide another fertilizer source in the area. Contact Daniel Julson at (701) 640-2185.

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (Fargo) is requesting $93,318 to support preliminary engineering costs for a protein production facility to be located in North Dakota. Contact Mike Keller at (701) 551-2869.

Red River BioRefinery (Grand Forks) is requesting $253,000 to complete the engineering phase for a fully integrated biorefinery, which will be one of the largest advanced ethanol producers in the U.S. Contact Keshav Rajpal at (608) 334-7240.

Safflower Technologies International (Williston) is requesting $27,775 to complete a study for a specialty non-GMO oilseed processing facility with cold press or expeller press system technology for a range of oilseed processing and refining capabilities. Contact Michael Bergman at (517) 719-5418.

Rapha Global Corporation (Tappen) is requesting $67,000 to market flax seed products and flax hull lignans (FHL). The company will focus their efforts on developing health products for protection from major diseases. Contact Lon Cummings at (320) 304-4350.

APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

For additional program information please visit North Dakota APUC at www.NDAPUC.com or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NDAPUC.
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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $748,105   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for a Research North Dakota Grant for $500,000 and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grants for $248,105 for a grand total of $748,105 in research based grants at its meeting held Tuesday, November 22, 2016. 

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

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

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

The following requests were funded: 

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

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

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $523,339   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for five projects totaling $523,339 at its quarterly meeting November 17 in Bottineau.

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

The following requests were awarded:
  • NDSU Dept. of Animal Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $57,870 to continue research of monitoring heifers and cows for pregnancy as well as determine if hematological assessments can predict successful pregnancy. Contact Dr. Kimberley Vonnahme at (701) 231-5883.
  • North American Green Pulp (Grand Forks) was awarded $151,000 to design, engineer, construct and operate a state-of-the-art wheat straw pulping plant. The group plans to produce approximately 35,000 metric tons of straw pulp annually. The plant will employ 30 to 40 individuals. Contact Dr. Hua Sun at (763) 706-7078.
  • NDSU Center for Social Research (Fargo) was awarded $230,929 to estimate the economic contribution of the agriculture industry to the North Dakota economy. Grant funds will be used to support research staff at NDSU to complete data collection and analysis. Contact Dr. Nancy Hodur at (701) 231-7357.
  • Section3Hops (Casselton) was awarded $40,000 to supply locally grown hops to craft breweries. Grant funds will be used for equipment and initial set up of the one acre hop yard to include trellising, planting, weeding, fertilizing and harvesting of crops. The acquisition of this equipment will be co-oped out to other local hops farmers to aid in their harvesting. Funds will also support travel to other hop producers in North Dakota, Minnesota and Michigan. Contact Amy Meier at (701) 793-6299. 
  • NDSU Dept. of Plant Sciences (Fargo) was awarded $43,540 to carry out initial screening research to identify high phenolic, high antioxidant grape varieties suitable for cultivation in North Dakota. Contact Dr. Kalidas Shetty at (701) 231-5058.
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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          APUC Committed Funding Requests Totaling $407,634   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Agricultural Products Utilization Commission (APUC) awarded funding requests for six projects totaling $407,634 at its quarterly meeting July 18th in Medora.

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

The following requests were awarded:
  • North Dakota Soybean Processors (Fargo) was awarded $103,000 to defray costs for preliminary engineering services for a soybean crush facility and refinery. Contact Darin Perius at (701) 541-0399.
  • Dakota Specialty Milling (Fargo) was awarded $82,300 to expand its domestic and international sales and marketing activities. Contact Bryan Hendricks at (701) 282-9656.
  • Spiritwood Ingredients LLC (Fergus Falls, MN) was awarded $52,500 to develop and construct a barley processing plant using five million bushels of high protein feed barley to produce high concentrate barley protein for use in the aquaculture (fish farming) industry. The remaining co-product will be used as feedstock for ethanol production. The project will be part of the Spiritwood Industrial Energy Park in North Dakota. Contact Todd Hylden at (218) 205-0545.
  • Keshav Rajpal (Grand Forks) was awarded $84,000 for the Red River BioRefinery’s engineering phase of their project for a fully integrated biorefinery, which will be one of the largest advanced ethanol producers in the U.S. and one of the lowest cost producers of both advanced and cellulosic ethanol. The biorefinery will transform low value agricultural byproducts to value added biofuels and other coproducts. Contact Keshav Rajpal at (608) 334-7240.
  • Fluffy Fields Vineyard & Winery (Dickinson) was awarded $59,584 to support a comprehensive marketing campaign designed to increase visitors and revenues and lean evaluation of production practices. Contact Deb Kinzel at (701) 483-2242.
  • The 2016 Agricultural Bio-Sciences International Conference (Fargo) was awarded $26,250 for marketing and educational efforts for the 2016 Conference to be held in Fargo, ND, September 18-21, 2016. The conference is a premier global meeting promoting innovation in bioscience to ensure sustainable food, feed and fiber security. Contact the conference planning committee at (701) 237-4850.
APUC is an office within Economic Development and Finance, a division of the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

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

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

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

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

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

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          Internship Opportunities Take Flight as North Dakota Drone Industry Expands   
By Grand Forks Herald
The offices of Grand Forks unmanned aircraft systems firms are getting more crowded as interns begin to settle in and start carving out their roles in the ever-evolving industry.

Internship opportunities in the field vary from positions requiring students to be behind the controls of aircraft to placing them at the keyboard of a computer, a reflection of the wide variety of jobs employers are looking to fill.

"We've worked through some programs at the state to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make these students into highly skilled employees and help the North Dakota economy by creating new jobs and wealth," said Matt Dunlevy, president and CEO of SkySkopes.

The 10 positions at SkySkopes, which conducts aerial inspections of infrastructure, and others being filled at area companies are a testament to the fast-paced growth of the industry, which allows relatively young firms to support several interns.

Confidence in the sector has been growing steadily in recent months, with another shot in the arm delivered when the Federal Aviation Administration revealed its finalized regulations for unmanned aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds used for commercial and governmental purposes.

When the rules go live in August, many in the unmanned industry predict an economic boon. Anticipation and investment in unmanned technology prior to the regulations' release also helped boost business locally, paving the way for internship positions as well.

The uptick in business means three summer interns for Field of View, a Grand Forks business specializing in creating sensors and software for mapping and modeling data collected by unmanned aircraft.

"We've really had to strategically manage our growth because if we would have hired this many people two or three years ago, I'm not sure we would have had the business to support them," CEO David Dvorak said.

Collaborative education

Both Field of View and SkySkopes are striving to provide their students with real-world experiences that will complement their education and be attractive to future employers.

And much like the unmanned industry in Grand Forks, these interns are collaborating with peers at other companies.

On Wednesday, the SkySkopes group met up with Field of View just south of Grand Forks for a test flight.

Interns with SkySkopes are recruited from UND's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program, and each student is provided with training on how to fly an aircraft and retrieve and store data, along with learning the ropes of running a business and filing paperwork with the FAA.

The background of Field of View's interns aren't rooted in the university's UAS program but are varied and include electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and geography majors.

"I definitely didn't think I would land anything like this," said Jacob Nordberg, a UND senior studying geography. "I thought I was kind of thinking I was going to go with urban planning or something like that, but I've taken some image processing courses at UND, and it definitely relates really well to what I'm doing here. I think it's been an invaluable experience."

At the company's Grand Forks office, Nordberg and fellow interns Jack Heichel and Alex Heyd work on a variety of projects ranging from testing cameras to crunching and mapping data to using the data to build 3-D models of objects. Working with them is Francisco Madera, who started as Field of View's first intern in February but has since moved into a full-time position.

During Wednesday's flight, the two company teams worked together to collect sample data the Field of View crew will use on the job. The field test provided an opportunity for SkySkopes' group to gain more experience in flight operations.

"We really want to put them through the internship program because we're trying to make the most highly educated and safest UAS pilots in North Dakota and ultimately in the nation," Dunlevy said.

SkySkopes' ultimate goal is to create 50 jobs in five years through the program, Dunlevy added.

Internship Opportunities Take Flight as North Dakota Drone Industry Expands - Grand Forks Herald

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,143,489   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding for a total of $1,143,489 in research based grants at its meeting held Friday, May 27, 2016. Grants included a Research North Dakota Grant for $300,000, Phase 1 Venture Grants totaling $693,489.00 and a Phase 2 Venture Grant for $150,000.

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

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

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

The following requests were funded:

Research ND
  • UND Atmospheric Sciences in partnership with Rosemount Aerospace, Inc. was awarded $300,000 to refine newly developed instruments that detect high ice concentrations in the air on commercial aircraft
Venture Grant Phase I - (This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to refine the use of radio frequency (RF) to induce gene expression which has the potential to generate profound changes in the biotech and drug delivery fields, and revolutionize medical treatment.
  • NDSU Civil and Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a network of sensors for the effective and rapid pipeline damage detection and health monitoring.
  • NDSU Veterinary and Microbiological Sciences was awarded $100,000 to develop materials with biofilm inhibiting properties that can be used in multiple applications, including medical devices and food processing.
  • UND Civil and Chemical Engineering was awarded $93,661 to develop and experiment with a novel carbonaceous bio-soil amendment (CSA) from biomass (renewable) resources to retain nutrients and act as a controlled-release form of nitrogen and phosphorus.
  • UND Chemical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to refine a process to convert syngas, from lignite coal gasification, into 1,3-Butadiene (1,3-BD) which is used in the production of rubber and nylon.
  • UND Biology was awarded $99,976 to develop automated aerial survey methods for use in environmental study applications.
  • UND Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,852 to develop specialized products by using sustainable and novel bioplastics. 
Venture Grant Phase II - (This grant phase is used to launch a start-up or spin out company with technology that was proven in Phase I)
  • NDSU Mechanical Engineering in partnership with c2sensor corporation was awarded $150,000 continue developing the SEED Sensor to directly monitor the soil environment. In its final form, the SEED Sensor will be the size of an acorn and developed from both bio-based and bio-inert materials. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is August 19, 2016.

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

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          [$$$] Software Configuration Management Specialist - Johnson Service Group   
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          North Dakota UAS Test Site Announces Approval of New Aircraft for Testing   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site has been given an additional operational approval to expand testing capabilities for the UAS industry. The new testing, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), includes the use of the Hermes 450 unmanned aircraft for research flights in cooperation with North Dakota State University to be conducted from the Hillsboro Municipal Airport.

“This new aircraft will be used to support a precision agricultural research project between Elbit Systems of America and researchers at North Dakota State University,” said Robert Becklund, executive director of the Northern Plains Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site.

The Hermes 450, manufactured by Elbit Systems of America, LLC, is a larger aircraft that will be accompanied by a piloted chase plane following behind to ensure safety beyond the ground observers' line of sight. Research using the aircraft will be conducted in cooperation with the North Dakota State University Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department and the North Dakota Extension Service.

 “Governor Dalrymple and I are excited to welcome Elbit Systems of America to North Dakota, and we eagerly anticipate the commencement of this groundbreaking testing,” Lt. Gov. Drew Wrigley said. “We are confident that this partnership will bolster precision agriculture research and expand economic opportunities for our producers.”

 “Elbit Systems of America is proud to be a part of this exciting new initiative which enables the use of a UAS for precision agriculture research and other commercial applications,” commented Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer, Elbit Systems of America. “Elbit Systems is a global leader in UAS systems and applications. We are honored to cooperate with capable partners such as the Northern Plains Test Site and North Dakota State University as we plan to develop innovative solutions for this emerging market."

 North Dakota has invested more than $34 million to establish a national UAS test site, to establish the Grand Sky UAS Business Park and to advance North Dakota’s position as a hub for the nation’s growing UAS industry.

            North Dakota is a leader in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). On December 30, 2013, North Dakota was selected as one of six FAA test sites that will conduct crucial research that will assist the FAA in developing regulatory standards to foster integration of UAS into the national airspace. The Northern Plains UAS Test Site became the first site to begin flights in May 2014. As a FAA UAS Test Site location, North Dakota positions itself at the forefront of the burgeoning UAS industry.

 For additional information contact Brian Opp at the North Dakota Department of Commerce at (701) 328-5300 or by email at blopp@nd.gov.

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $739,987   
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research North Dakota Grants totaling $340,000 and four Phase 1 Venture Grants totaling $399,987 for a grand total of $739,987 in research based grants at its meeting held February 2. 

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

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

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

The following requests were funded: 

Research ND 
  • UND EERC in partnership with Minnkota Power Cooperative Inc. and Border States Industries Inc. was awarded $300,000 to work on a project that uses unmanned aircraft systems as a tool to conduct aerial inspections of high voltage power lines. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in partnership with Boston Scientific Corporation was awarded $40,000 to work on the development of a rechargeable, wireless pacemaker. 
Venture Grant Phase I

(This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.) 
  • UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a modified aviation headset which will measure physiological data from the operator, and deviations in the planned route and provide warnings to the operator based that data via tactile feedback.
  • UND College of Engineering and Mines - Institute for Energy Studies was awarded $99,987 to develop to develop the technical and economic feasibility of their patented process of integrating activated carbon production within the steam generation heating plants operating at the North Dakota University System campuses. 
  • UND Chemistry Department was awarded $100,000 to develop a new technique to make a series of novel graphene-based near-infrared fluorescent quantum dots for sensitive detection and imaging of a variety of biomedical samples. 
  • NDSU Department of Pharmaceutics was awarded $100,000 to develop an artificial spinning device that mimics the spider's natural spinning system for the commercial production of tunable silk fibers. The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO and Phase 1 and 2 Venture Grant applications is February 19. 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          The Abnormally Normal Science Of Sinkholes   
When a Florida man vanished into a massive sinkhole that opened underneath his bedroom in February, the case garnered national attention. Every so often, tragedies like this put sinkholes in the spotlight. Researchers say that minor sinkholes occur all the time around the world without much notice. Lewis Land, a hydrologist at the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, is one of the organizers of the 13th Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst . Karst is a term for landscapes made of porous, soluble rock — areas where sinkholes are naturally prone to occur. Since 1984, geologists, hydrologists, biologists and other researchers have gathered every few years to share knowledge and research about karst terrain. Land talks with NPR's Celeste Headlee about what happens when Earth swallows things. Interview Highlights On where sinkholes occur "If you see one sinkhole, then chances are that you are in an area that is prone
          A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota   
By The New York Times
“California and New York want what we’ve got,” said Shawn Muehler, a 30-year-old Fargo resident, gazing at a horizon of empty fields, silos, windbreak trees and hardly any people. A winged craft traces the air, mapping a field with pinpoint accuracy for his start-up, a drone software company called Botlink. “They like drones, but they’ve got a steep learning curve ahead.”

For years, entrepreneurs have come here to farm and to drill for oil and natural gas. Now a new, tech-savvy generation is grabbing a piece of the growing market for drone technology and officials want to help them do it here, where there is plenty of open space and — unlike in other sparsely populated states — lots of expertise already in place.

Silicon Valley has the big money and know-how, Mr. Muehler and others say, but North Dakota can take unmanned aerial vehicles, as the officials prefer to call drones, from a fast-growing hobby to an industry. And just as Silicon Valley got its start with military contracts, entrepreneurs and cooperative universities, they believe they can do the same with drones.

“The potential up here is tremendous,” said Jack Dalrymple, the state’s governor. “It’s not about supporting a company or two; it’s creating the leading edge of an industry.”

North Dakota has spent about $34 million fostering the state’s unmanned aerial vehicle business, most notably with a civilian industrial park for drones near Grand Forks Air Force Base. The base, a former Cold War installation, now flies nothing but robot aircraft for the United States military and Customs and Border Protection.

Right now, private sector drones are where personal computers were in the 1970s: a hobbyist technology waiting to become mainstream. The technology research firm Gartner says that, barring regulatory hurdles, the United States drone business could be worth $7 billion in a decade.

Companies are moving fast. Last month, Amazon released a video showing its planned delivery drone, and companies like Google and Facebook are working on big drone projects. DJI, a Chinese company that is the world’s largest maker of small drones, was funded last spring at a valuation of $10 billion.

Small drones may bedevil cities with privacy concerns, even landing on the White House lawn, but rural states with farming, oil and rail lines see many practical reasons to put robots in the sky. Infrared imaging can judge crop health. Cameras can spot leaks and cracks in pipelines. Smaller copters can inspect windmill blades. Livestock can be located easily.

Judging from Mr. Muehler’s proving grounds, if the occasional experimental craft crashes, it is unlikely to hit much beyond dirt. And with money, expertise and need here, people will keep trying.

Grand Forks Air Force Base, 80 miles north of Fargo, has been an all-drone base since 2013. Big Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles, made by Northrop Grumman, fly reconnaissance missions from the Yukon to Venezuela from there. 

In a smaller brick building in Fargo, Mr. Muehler was once part of a North Dakota Air National Guard unit that flies missions over the Mideast and Afghanistan.

Customs and Border Protection uses the Grand Forks field to patrol from Seattle to the Great Lakes with slightly smaller Predator drones. Sometimes those pilots take over from their Customs counterparts in Texas, patrolling the Rio Grande from screens 80 miles south of the Canadian border.

Where B-52 bombers stood ready with nuclear bombs in the Cold War, the country’s first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle industrial park is under construction. Northrop Grumman and General Atomics, the Predator maker, are taking space to train pilots for international sales of the craft.

Other businessmen are looking at modifying their craft for things like high-altitude surveillance of railroad tracks and pipelines. Involta, an Iowa-based operator of data centers that has already created a windmill inspection business in Grand Forks, is looking at building facilities specialized in collecting aerial information.

A company called Field of View, near the planned site of the industrial park, makes aerial sensing equipment. An outfit called the Unmanned Applications Institute is working with providers away from North Dakota on things like local drone manufacture and warehousing.

Nearby, the University of North Dakota, which already trains many of the nation’s commercial pilots and the air traffic controllers of some 18 countries, has 200 students learning to fly drones in a four-year program that started in 2009; 61 students have graduated from it. North Dakota State University, in Fargo, has also started teaching drone courses.

Besides military contracts and educational talent, North Dakota also has high-tech talent. In 1999, Amazon purchased an online seller of tools and home improvement gear in Grand Forks, and the company now develops customer service software there. In 2001, Microsoft paid $1.1 billion for Great Plains Software of Fargo, and it now has an office there.

The area has thousands of software engineers and not a few millionaires itching to get into the next big thing.

“Every top engineer in all of Fargo works for Botlink,” Mr. Muehler boasted. “We have the top 10 engineers in town.”

Mr. Muehler, who was educated as a pilot at North Dakota State, started on what became Botlink while flying missions from the brick building in Fargo. Governor Dalrymple refers to the military site as “once a well-kept-secret facility,” since its purpose has become common knowledge in the city of about 115,000 people.

One night in early 2014, Mr. Muehler saw a report on Fox News about a hobbyist drone that flew into the airspace at La Guardia Airport in New York. That’s when he hit upon the idea for his business.

“I figured there has to be some kind of software that can give awareness, let a drone know about things like boundaries and weather,” he said.

Alex Kube, a high school friend who was working at the same facility, started making the software. Seven months later, he spoke at a meeting of local entrepreneurs and collected $500,000 in angel funding from local investors. Botlink was formed several months later when Mr. Muehler met Terri Zimmerman, a former chief financial officer at Great Plains who grew up on a farm near the Canadian border.

“We want to be the Microsoft of the industry,” said Ms. Zimmerman, who is now Botlink’s chief executive, and runs another company, Packet Digital, involved in low-power semiconductors used for, among other things, military drones.

So far, the company has raised $3 million more from private investors. “That’s like $14 million in Silicon Valley,” Ms. Zimmerman said.

A Silicon Valley for Drones, in North Dakota - The New York Times

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          Inside Fargo, America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub   
By Fortune
Editor's Note: Congratulations to the many Fargo-area businesses mentioned in this article. Many of them have participate in ND Commerce programs such as Innovate ND, Centers of Excellence and Centers of Research Excellence, Research ND and the North Dakota Development Fund.

It gets 50 inches of snow a year and is so cold that its bikeshare moves inside for the winter. But its homegrown tech community is on fire.

The morning of Nov. 12, 2014 was well below freezing in Fargo, the largest city in North Dakota. By the time Shawn Muehler took the stage before an audience of 150, the theater, located just a few blocks west of the Red River, had warmed up. Entrepreneurs, students, professors and business leaders shuffled down the aisles with free cups of coffee. For the audience, it was time for Fargo’s 1 Million Cups, a robust startup community-building initiative from the Kaufman Foundation that’s a kind of church for entrepreneurs. For Muehler, it was time to talk about drones.

Standing on stage with one of his drones, Muehler—a Fargo native, Air Force officer, and seasoned pilot—had six minutes to present his business idea, the result of several months of white-board calculating, late-night brainstorming, and endless code tinkering. He described the collision risks found in an airspace that is increasingly crowded with aircraft and drones. The software that he and his small team of pilots, developers, and engineers wanted to build, he explained, would create a safety net for drone pilots, enabling them to track their unmanned vehicles in real time using existing cellular networks.

Muehler’s presentation was followed by vigorous applause and a round of questions. As is tradition at 1 Million Cups, the entrepreneur was asked one final query: “How can we as a community help you succeed?” And so he answered. Within five days, Muehler tells Fortune, he had five funding opportunities from people in the community. The ensuing $500,000 seed investment allowed him to double his workforce and move to a larger office downtown.

Last spring the company, now called Botlink, launched the beta version of its drone-tracking application, which it says is the world’s first commercially available drone safety and control platform. In June, Botlink announced a joint venture with Fargo’s power management company, Packet Digital, to raise $15 million on the same day that it co-hosted Fargo’s inaugural Drone Focus Conference. By this fall, the company had launched its first product: a piece of data-processing hardware that’s compatible with every drone on the market.

When I visited the Botlink office in September, the staff had just returned from a drone conference in Las Vegas where they’d run out of brochures the first day and flummoxed some West Coast startups who didn’t realize they had competitors in Fargo. Half-empty containers of drones now littered the floor around the reception desk, making the office look like the home of a robot family unpacking from a long trip. In the workshop down the hall, a plane with a 14-foot wingspan sat on a desk, and Muehler, wearing a Batman t-shirt, was one of the first to tell me what makes Fargo special.

Well before I arrived in Fargo, I’d heard about Silicon Prairie—the Heartland’s version of Silicon Valley—with noteworthy startup activity in larger cities like Omaha, Des Moines, and Kansas City. I knew Fargo was on the eastern border of the state, far from the oil activity in the Bakken region. I’d read that it’s home to the country’s third-largest Microsoft  MSFT 0.65% campus and nearly 30,000 college students. The average age of Fargo residents is 31. Its unemployment rate is among the lowest in the nation. I had already grasped enough about this city of 105,000 to easily dismiss the Siberia-esque picture painted in the 1996 Coen brothers film of the same name. I envisioned a burst of Technicolor popping from a vast expanse of plains.

The tech scene that I visited in September was markedly different from the one I had first heard about in 2013. Two years ago Emerging Prairie, a startup news and events organization, was beginning to establish itself; today it co-organizes wildly popular events such as 1 Million Cups, TEDxFargo, and a monthly gathering called Startup Drinks. Thanks to local startup Myriad Mobile, which spun out of a student-run incubator, Fargo has begun hosting the annual Midwest Mobile Summit. A nonprofit has started offering coding classes for women. Meetups have launched for hackers, gamers, developers, geeks, and even bitcoin enthusiasts.

Fargo companies are also beginning to appear in the national spotlight. Intelligent InSites, which provides tracking real-time operational intelligence for the healthcare industry, is experiencing explosive growth. So is Appareo Systems, a leader in electronic and computer products for the aerospace and defense industries. A handful of gaming companies have surfaced in the area; one is developing a virtual reality horror game and another is building a woodland survival adventure game called On My Ownfor Xbox One. A team from North Dakota State University has engineered an affordable, 3D-printed prosthetic arm. Two locals have started a funeral webcasting service. Another startup has developed an autonomous tractor.

With all of this activity, how does a place like Fargo end up as one of the most undervalued, overlooked tech communities in the United States? That’s why I wanted to meet Greg Tehven, the executive director and co-founder of Emerging Prairie and affectionately known as Fargo’s ambassador, when I visited the city this fall. On a warm Sunday afternoon, I found him at a community lunch for new Americans, set up for several hundred on a basketball court on the west side of town. Characteristic of the region, the wind blew like it was trying to prove something; strong guests sent naan cartwheeling across curry vegetables and off paper plates. Young Bhutanese girls danced barefoot on the asphalt in sequined dresses the color of Gerber daisies.

Tehven is a soft-spoken, dyed-in-the-wool millennial, a fifth-generation Fargoian who grew up on a farm and came of age during the Buffalo Commons era, when people debated a proposal to let buffalo take over the Great Plains. Tehven left Fargo for college, wandered around, felt unfulfilled and returned, determined to build the type of community he wanted to call home. Today, he travels around the country speaking about community-building and teaches social entrepreneurship in India.

“Barriers are being eliminated to contribute to the community here,” he told me. “People who have moved away know they can come back here and do things quickly.” He talked about a radically inclusive culture that has an extraordinary speed of trust. In economic terms, what’s happening in Fargo is that a magnetic downtown is attracting and retaining talent. But Tehven contends that it’s really about love.

“It’s about increasing the amount of love in our community,” he said, noting that it’s hard to be successful on your own. “There’s a co-dependence here.” He said people need each other, whether it’s for harvesting crops or recovering from a flood. If emotional support is absent, innovation will falter.

The next morning, I met Tehven at Prairie Den, a new coworking space in the center of town, above a Chinese restaurant called King House Buffet. Until this summer, it was run by Minneapolis-based CoCo, but they didn’t last a year, Tehven said, because they didn’t embrace the philosophy of giving before getting. Shortly after they left, the space was resurrected as the Den, a funky, art-filled workspace that’s home to Emerging Prairie and a couple start-ups. Hearing the story of this rebirth made me think of the new growth that quickly emerges in forests after controlled burns.

One of the reasons Emerging Prairie was created was to act as a publicity machine for locals who think it’s uncouth to celebrate one’s own achievements. The organization, which is in the process of becoming a nonprofit, now has a staff of four, including a writer, Marisa Jackels, who produces daily stories about the startup scene. She never runs out of content. Tehven has each new staff member read Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City by Foundry Group co-founder Brad Feld.

If Fargo had to limit itself to a single story, it would be that of Great Plains Software, a fledgling startup built by North Dakotan Doug Burgum over nearly two decades and acquired by Microsoft in 2001 for $1.1 billion. Today, Microsoft is located on the south side of town and has grown to four buildings with more than 1,500 employees—the company’s third-largest campus in North America.

Burgum went on to found Kilbourne Group, a downtown redevelopment company, and co-found Arthur Ventures, a venture capital group that’s investing in software companies out of a $45 million fund raised in 2013. He’s as close to a godfather as the humble Fargo community will allow. Incidentally, it wasn’t until well after a conversation with a community leader named Joe—who started a downtown farmer’s market, worked on Uber-friendly legislation and is now building a giant mobile sauna—that I found out he was Burgum’s son.

Burgum said Great Plains employees focused on service and had a lot of humility and gratitude; he sees that today in the dozens of startups that employ Great Plains alumni. Like others, he told me that the region’s land and history play a role in today’s technology growth.

“Every farmer and rancher is an entrepreneur and tinkerer and inventor,” he said, “and there’s some of that DNA here. You wouldn’t have ended up here if you weren’t a risk-taker—moving your family from Sweden to a new land with no electricity and very little infrastructure.”

Shane Waslaski, president and CEO of Intelligent InSites, also grew up in the state and said the strong tech community in Fargo can be attributed to a pioneering spirit and an “altruistic desire to nourish each other.” Tenaciousness and perseverance are rooted in the heritage, he said.

From Prairie Den, Tehven and I walked around downtown, popping into offices and meetings unannounced and intercepting folks on Broadway and Roberts Street—as was his plan. I was reminded of the familiarity and ease with which students can have impromptu and rich conversations while walking across a college quad. Time and again, talking to Muehler and other entrepreneurs, I heard stories that made it easy to root for the underdog that is Fargo. I found a level of enthusiasm typically reserved for young political candidates offering hope and promising change. More than once, I saw someone get choked up talking about the place they call home.

We ran into Drew Spooner, a baby-faced serial entrepreneur who started the Hammock Initiative and speaks deadpan about the health benefits of swaying. He now has sponsors and a national following. Then we ran into the woman behind Unglued, a shop selling locally made crafts; and one of the brewers behind Fargo Brewing Company, which makes Wood Chipper India Pale Ale. Much of the day, Tehven, wearing jeans and flannel, walked around with a cup of coffee in his hand. He told me there’s a sense in Fargo that if you talk about something enough, it will become real—whether it’s a hammocking craze or a spontaneous tailgate party.

Among the challenges in a town with so much startup activity is making sure the entrepreneurs have enough support to get over the first-generation hump and maintain momentum even when the initial spotlight fades.

“In cities like San Francisco, Boston, New York, there’s a lot of experience and expertise,” said Miguel Danielson, another Emerging Prairie co-founder. “That’s great for entrepreneurs because it’s scary to do alone. So a lot of what we do at Emerging Prairie is try to bring these folks together.” He lovingly describes Fargo—remote, hundreds of miles from Minneapolis and Winnipeg—as a Gilligan’s Island of sorts. “You’re stuck with the folks you’ve got in the immediate vicinity, so you better be nice to them,” he said, adding that in a small place, he feels especially blessed when he finds others with common interests.

Danielson grew up in Fargo and left for college and Harvard Law School. If it weren’t for the startup culture—which is helping Midwestern communities fight brain drain–he may never have returned. After practicing in Cambridge for several years, he opened Danielson Legal in Fargo, specializing in technology law, and he created Fargo Startup House, where entrepreneurs can live for free.

In the next five years, Danielson predicts a more robust Fargo tech scene, with a few wild successes and some wild failures. When the city sees its first exit success story of this new era—someone who starts with nothing and ends up with hundreds of millions of dollars—he said that will be “one that looms in the minds of people forever.”

At the end of my day in Fargo, I returned to Prairie Den. Spooner was setting up hammocks for an evening event. An Emerging Prairie Tweet read, “We sway while we work.”

That night, I watched a video of Tehven’s TEDxFargo talk. He was speaking at the Fargo Civic Center in 2014, outside of which sits a stone slab with the Ten Commandments.

“The Coen brothers were wrong,” he told the audience. “It isn’t a place of barrenness. It isn’t a place of cold. It’s a place of the most amazing people in the world.”

The following week I had dinner back home with a friend who works in the technology industry, and I told him I thought he should move to Fargo. Yes, it’s a place that gets an average of 50 inches of snow a year, and it’s so cold that the bikeshare moves inside for the winter. But there’s a lot going on there, I told him. Shortly thereafter, I woke up from a dream in which I was on my way back to Fargo. In it, I was with someone—perhaps my tech friend—and felt a sense of urgency. Eager to find housing, I sped westward, not wanting to miss out.

Inside Fargo, America's Most Undervalued Tech Hub - Fortune.com

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          Researchers say Treasure Worth Billions is Buried in North Dakota   
By Valley News Live
UND researchers are hunting for buried treasure in western North Dakota they say, is far more valuable than oil, coal and natural gas.

UND’s College of Engineering and Mines has received a federal grant, to retrieve Rare Earth Elements. Rare Earth Elements are found in western North Dakota coal and the ground that surrounds it.

Elements with names like Scandium metal and Terbium oxide can be worth hundreds of dollars a teaspoon, because they’re critical components in things we use every day.

Steve Benson, UND Engineering & Mines: “They’re used in a wide range of applications, ranging from the new batteries that are out, to components in wind turbines, to material in your cell phone.”

UND researchers now have a 900-thousand dollar grant to develop a method to commercially mine Rare Earth Elements.

The first step in the project will be trying to extract them from the stream of coal used to fire North Dakota power plants.

Steve Benson, UND Engineering & Mines: “Once we identify the best laboratory method, then we’ll build a skid mounted system we can take to a plant and test there.”

It’s research that has the potential to unlock billions of extra dollars into the State’s energy economy.

The United States currently needs to import Rare Earth Elements from China, despite the fact we have them in our own backyard.

Researchers say Treasure Worth Billions is Buried in North Dakota - Valley News Live

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          Dalrymple, NDSU Officials Dedicate New Stem Building   
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined North Dakota State University officials in celebrating the completion of a state-of-the-art instruction building dedicated to student advancement in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The three-story STEM Classroom and Lab Building includes 23 labs, nine classrooms, an auditorium and collaborative study areas which will serve as many as 5,000 students a day.
 
“This state-of-the-art instruction building will help the university build on its strong STEM education programs and support greater collaboration across disciplines,” Dalrymple said. “All that we have come to understand about effective teaching is incorporated into this building to enhance student readiness for the great job opportunities of the future.
 
“Buildings that encourage innovation, offer instructional flexibility, and merge multiple fields of study are a great training ground for the real world work environment,” Dalrymple said. “The demand for professionals in the STEM fields continues to grow as a result of our strong economy, and this facility will help NDSU prepare students for great careers right here in North Dakota.”
 
Following Dalrymple’s recommendation, the 63rd Legislative Assembly appropriated $29.4 million for the STEM building’s construction on the NDSU campus. It will be open for classes in January. The 119,000-square-foot building is a departure from traditional academic construction that supports a particular discipline or department.  Instead, the STEM building is student focused and encourages student and faculty collaboration between multiple areas of study.
 
“The building is the first of its kind at NDSU and in North Dakota and signals a new era for teaching and learning at the university,” NDSU President Dean L. Bresciani said. “We greatly appreciate the state of North Dakota making the building possible. This investment will benefit generations of future leaders and innovators.”
 
Dalrymple also led the establishment of the North Dakota Higher Education Challenge Fund which has supported a major NDSU scholarship endowment for students in the STEM fields. North Dakota-based Doosan and Bobcat Co. contributed $3 million toward the permanent scholarship fund and the state’s Challenge Fund provided $1.5 million in matching funds.
 
For the past 10 years, North Dakota has led the nation in the growth of STEM jobs, adding 37 percent to its STEM workforce of engineers, technicians, and scientists, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce study shows.
 
Among those joining Dalrymple for the STEM building’s dedication were Bresciani, Sen. Tim Flakoll, Doosan, Bobcat Co. North America President Rich Goldsbury, Doosan, Bobcat President and CEO Scott Park, NDSU Student Body President Eric McDaniel and NDSU Provost Beth Ingram.

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          VIDEO: Grand Forks startup creates software for aerial wind turbine inspection   
By Grand Forks Herald
A pockmark the size of a penny on a 154-foot wind turbine blade doesn't look like much, but with time can turn one into a menace.

If left unattended, the damage could grow and result in expensive repairs, the likes of which Grand Forks startup company EdgeData is trying to prevent through inspections completed by unmanned aircraft.             
EdgeData employees aren't behind the controls of the aircraft but rather the digital platform analyzing photos collected by a camera attached to the device.

"We take images of wind turbines in the field and turn that into consumable data," EdgeData President Chris Shroyer said Thursday.

Cameras mounted on unmanned aircraft are capable of capturing hundreds or thousands of pictures in a single flight, but those images may be unusable unless processed in a way that shows the customer exactly what they want to see, including the location of potential problems on a blade.

"Instead of looking at 900 pictures, we're only looking at five," Director of Operations Greg Thorsteinson said.

The software, called BladeEdge, allows the company to remove organic material, such as dirt and bird feces, from images so customers can get a better picture of damage to a blade. The analysis produced by the company's software also tracks the conditions of blades and automatically sets up maintenance cycles.

Inspection progress
Maintaining a database of information about blade condition is critical for turbine owners and manufacturers.

EdgeData's software allows owners to track repair needs and provides manufacturers with information about their product's performance.

In Grand Forks, one of those manufacturers is LM Wind Power, which produces three types of wind blades and is often the first point of contact when customers notice something is wrong with their turbine.

Catching problems early is key to prolonging the life of the blades, according to John Jeno, senior engineering manager at LM Wind Power Blades Inc.

"Blades are a wear item—they need to be maintained. And if you catch (damages) when they're small, it's a very simple, fast fix," Jeno said. "If you don't take care of it and a year goes by, then you're talking about a couple of guys and climbing platforms. ... That becomes an expensive repair."

Under normal conditions, the blades spin at about 100 mph. Buildup from bugs, dirt, dust and bird feces all affect the blades performance, as do collisions with objects such as hailstones and grit, which erode the protective coating on the blade.

"If you lose some of these coats, especially on the leading edge (of the blade), it can degrade very quickly and rapidly," Shroyer said.

Finding erosion, cracks and other damage falls to an inspection crew. Without an unmanned aircraft, a three-man crew climbing the structure would complete an inspection on one turbine in the course of a day.

"You're hanging a guy off a rope with a three-man team, and that's expensive. It's time-consuming and it puts somebody at risk," Jeno said. "Or you're bringing in a crane to get up 345 feet."

The high cost of inspections means some turbine owners defer maintenance until a problem grows too large to ignore. The use of unmanned aircraft will likely bring a level of affordability to inspections that will allow owners to perform them more often on their turbines, Jeno said.

The aircraft coupled with the software is expected to make quick work of future inspections, with Shroyer predicting as many as 10 a day once technology is advanced enough. For now, he estimates a unmanned aircraft system team could complete five inspections a day.

In-house flights
EdgeData has had opportunities to put its software to the test in the region and on the East Coast, as its crews have flown around turbines in North Dakota and Massachusetts.

The company also has sections of turbine blades mounted in its office, located in the UND Tech Accelerator. The presence of the parts allows the company to conduct research when weather conditions outside are not ideal, Shroyer said.

A 23-foot blade tip—an entire blade is about 154 feet—stands upright in the office and, complete with nicks and other damage to be detected during flights, serves as a practice specimen.

As Edgedata deals in data analysis, it partners with other firms to complete flights. In Grand Forks, one possible partner is another startup, SkySkopes, which offers aerial photography and video services for inspecting infrastructure.

"EdgeData is an asset to the (UAS) ecosystem, especially locally," Skyskopes President Matt Dunlevy said, referring to the fact that small UAS-related companies in Grand Forks usually have a specialization and, therefore, often form partnerships with one another to conduct research and advance the technology.

Founded in December, EdgeData has operated from its current office since May.

The month prior, it received a $450,000 grant from Research ND, a program facilitated by the state Department of Commerce.

With a specialty in data, the company has a number of security measure in place to protect the data it captures for customers. Larger data collection means more security rules, as some wind farms are considered critical power infrastructure and need to be protected from hacking.

"Security is the highest priority," Thorsteinson said.

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,762.229   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for seven Venture Grants, one Research ND grant and one Research ND BIO grant totaling $1,762,229 at its meeting on October 21, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The Venture Grant Program is designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
The following awarded requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
NDSU Research Extension Center in Carrington in partnership with IntelinAir, Inc. was awarded $62,291 to use thermal infrared sensors mounted to a hexarotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to collect high-resolution imagery to determine the harvest readiness of crops in the field.
 
Research ND BIO
 
UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Basic Sciences in partnership with Avianax, LLC was awarded $1,000,000 to develop anti-influenza A virus antibodies for the treatment of flu in poultry, dogs and humans using therapeutic goose antibodies.
 
 
Venture Grant Phase I
(This grant phase is used to determine the feasibility of building a business around university technology.)
 
NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded $100,000 to develop modified forms of silicon which are free of contaminants such as heavy metals and toxic nonmetals that can be used as sensors and diagnostic tools in commercial applications.
 
NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop a power amplifier for mobile phones that eliminates today’s key challenges of cost, size and battery-power.
 
NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials was awarded $100,000 to enable production of high value and high profit specialty polymers from vegetable oils. 
 
NDSU Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,995 to develop an improved prosthesis design that addresses the major limitations of current total ankle replacement approaches.
 
UND Computer Science was awarded $99,954 to develop a technology that will characterize the performance of in-process 3D printing.
 
UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to develop and commercialize a heart monitoring system using smartphones with no battery on the sensors side and no wire connection.
 
UND Electrical Engineering was awarded $100,000 to demonstrate a proof-of-concept of wirelessly powering industrial sensors through radio frequency (RF) at a distance and prototyping a power reception module system for industrial sensors.
 
The next deadline Research ND, Research ND BIO and Venture Grant applications is November 20, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO, FAST Track and the Venture Grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Announcing the NEW Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley   

Aligning to today's worldwide supply management professional

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/03/2014 -- The Silicon Valley affliate of the Institute for Supply Management has re-engineered its website (www.ismsiliconvalley.org) and professional services offerings.

Its new website offers a clean format for eye friendly format with a mobile version for viewing from any hand-held device using iOS or Android.

In addition to comprehensive supply management profession education, news and knowledge, the website offers live and online presentations. Live events are held in the Silicon Valley region covering a variety of leading edge topics relevant to the global supply management professional.

The new website also has a Job Posting service offering that is "pure-play" in reaching Silicon Valley's best talent and brightest stars in the supply management profession.

If your organization wants to reach the worldwide supply management professional, consider Sponsorship in ISM of Silicon Valley.

"We are very pleased to have Ultriva Inc. as sponsor of the Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley. Ultriva's leading edge supply chain cloud software offers real world solutions to global manufacturing that requires solid collaboration between buyer and supplier."

Sponsorship for 12 months buys your organization: (1) Featured placement on ISM of Silicon Valley website and our other social media sites. (2) Business profile in ISM-SV's Supplier Sponsor Directory with links to your website, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook, etc. and (3) Cross promotion for one live or virtual educational presentation per sponsorship. The Supplier Sponsor Directory includes "search" functionality based on tags/keyword you provide so buying corporations can know about your companies offering, etc.

If you are a diversity supplier, becoming a sponsor of ISM of Silicon Valley gives your firm solid visability in reaching the supplier sourcing community on a local and global level.

For the supply management professional, there is help to become certified as a Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®). The offering includes "One-on-One" instruction for exam preparation to sucessfully pass the CPSM® Exam, CPSD™ Exam, CPSM® Bridge Exam.

The benefits of becoming a individual member of the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley are numerous. The new website makes the decision and logistics of becoming an individual ISM regular member quite simple. Just two steps to become an individual Member of the Institute for Supply Management at both the international level and local Silicon Valley level.

The Members Only section on the new ISM of Silicon Valley website is planned with expanded content. Members Only section of the new website currently includes: ISM-SV member directory, CPSM email study material & tips, The Supply Knowledge Biz Daily newspaper, etc.

Come and visit the NEW Institute for Supply Management of Silicon Valley! www.ismsiliconvalley.org

If you or your company would like more information on individual ISM membership, becoming a sponsor, or presentation speaker: Please email us at contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

About Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
An affliate of the Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first supply management institute in the world. Founded in 1915, ISM's mission is to enhance the value and performance of procurement and supply chain management practitioners and their organizations worldwide. By executing and extending its mission through education, research, standards of excellence and information dissemination — including the renowned monthly ISM® Report On Business® — ISM maintains a strong global influence among individuals and organizations. ISM is a not-for-profit educational association that serves professionals with an interest in supply management who live and work in more than 80 countries. ISM offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®) and Certified Professional in Supplier Diversity® (CPSD®) certifications.

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $649,330   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for two Research ND Grants totaling $649,333 at its meeting held on August 12, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following award requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
NDSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in partnership with Cyclops Technologies, Inc. was awarded $291,784 to develop and miniaturize a Through-the-Wall Sensor (TTWS) payload that can be operated from a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) that can be used by law enforcement and search and rescue teams. 

NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in partnership with Elbit systems of America, LLC was awarded $357,546 to collect crop data using infrared, thermal, color and multi-spectral sensors on both large and small UAS. This data will then be compared to available satellite imagery and ground data collected using similar sensors. The analysis will be done by NDSU’s Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST). 
The next deadline Research ND, Research ND BIO, and Venture Grant applications is August 22, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO and Venture grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com. 

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          Dalrymple Joins Bobcat Co. to Celebrate West Fargo Expansion    
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple joined Bobcat Company employees and local officials to break ground on an expansion project at Bobcat’s West Fargo headquarters. Bobcat Company will invest $9.5 million to nearly double the size of its headquarters.
 
“Bobcat is an excellent example of the world-class innovation that is driving growth throughout North Dakota,” Dalrymple said. “This expansion will further support Bobcat’s global position as a leading innovator in compact equipment. Bobcat is a great North Dakota success story, a major employer and a valued member of the state’s strong manufacturing sector.”
 
Bobcat and its parent company, Doosan, will nearly double the size of the West Fargo headquarters, from its current footprint of about 38,000 square feet to more than 71,000 square feet. Company officials said the expansion will accommodate growth, drive innovation and improve Bobcat’s overall operations. The expansion will support 240 Bobcat employees, bringing together staff currently working from various locations in the Fargo area. Construction is expected to be completed late next summer.
 
During the groundbreaking, Dalrymple also thanked Bobcat Company officials for partnering with the state to establish a $4.5 million endowed scholarship at North Dakota State University. Made possible through the state’s Higher Education Challenge Fund, Bobcat has agreed to donate $3 million for the student scholarship program, with the Challenge Fund providing a match of $1.5 million. Bobcat and NDSU established the scholarship endowment to support students who pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.  In 2013, the Legislature supported Gov. Dalrymple’s proposal to create the Education Challenge Fund, which all of the state’s colleges and universities can leverage to stimulate private-sector philanthropy for academic advancement.
 
Those joining Dalrymple and Goldsbury to break ground on Bobcat’s expansion project included U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, West Fargo Mayor Rich Mattern and Bobcat Company employees.
 
Bobcat Company employs more than 2,000 people at its West Fargo headquarters, its primary manufacturing plant in Gwinner, a support center in Wahpeton, an attachments production plant in Bismarck and its new Acceleration Center in Bismarck.
                                                           
In August 2014, Dalrymple joined Bobcat employees in Bismarck to celebrate the completion of the company’s $28 million Acceleration Center.  Located in Bismarck’s Northern Plains Commerce Centre, the Acceleration Center serves as a key engineering facility for Bobcat and Doosan.
 
One month before completing work on the Acceleration Center, Bobcat employees celebrated a major production milestone when the company’s one millionth loader rolled off an assembly line at its Gwinner manufacturing plant.

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          The Good Life: As Job Numbers Grow, Group Touts N.D. as the Place to Be   
By Grand Forks Herald
There are about 2,500 open jobs in Grand Forks County alone. The number statewide is approximately 25,000.

According to representatives from the state's Find the Good Life in North Dakota campaign, it won't get much better anytime soon, either. The group says there will be another 75,000 jobs coming online in North Dakota over the next five years.

That's a lot of job openings for a state this size, and, they say, it's why the Find the Good Life campaign is so important for North Dakota's economy.

"The bottom line is this: What we're trying to do with this campaign is we want to get North Dakota into people's considerations," said Sara Otte Coleman, North Dakota's director of tourism. "We want to be one of the top three states people are considering moving to."

Otte Coleman and North Dakota Director of Workforce Development Wayde Sick recently visited with the editorial board of the Grand Forks Herald, spending nearly an hour talking about North Dakota's worker shortage and how it likely will be compounded in the coming years. They were accompanied by Eric Trueblood, a member of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation.

Their goal is to get the word out that North Dakota not only has thousands of good jobs available, but also that the state needs to work harder to persuade people to live here. That means recruiting from other states, working to lure veterans to the region and persuading communities to dedicate themselves to retaining high school and college graduates, Otte Coleman said.

The Find the Good Life in North Dakota campaign has been working on that since May 2014, using all sorts of methods—from social media campaigns to national magazine stories—to spread the message. Private fundraising has contributed more than $1 million to the program.

Following are edited and abbreviated answers by Sick and Otte Coleman to a series of questions posed by members of the Herald editorial board:

Q. You say the statewide number of job openings is about 25,000. What is the number for Grand Forks County and how does that compare with other North Dakota counties?

Otte Coleman: The statistics we have for Grand Forks County is 2,500 jobs posted with Job Service. The statistics that we have, for example, for Cass County is 6,600 open jobs. ... This is a long-term focus for us. The need for jobs isn't going to go away.

That begs the question, is the goal to get that number to go down? It's a mixed answer. Yes and no, because if we continue to grow the economy and new businesses come in, they will continue to expand and we will continue to see that number growing.

It might be a zero sum game. You might be filling 10,000 of those jobs, but 10,000 more have come online because we were able to show we have the workforce to sustain growth.

Q. Is the number of jobs growing? And is that how you measure success?

Otte Coleman: Yes, and that's a really good question. ... The bottom line is this: What we're trying to do for the campaign is we want to get North Dakota into people's considerations. We want to be one of the top three states people are considering moving to.

Does that mean they will necessarily go and register their resume online with Job Service North Dakota? Probably not. Especially with the younger workforce. They are searching in different ways and finding information in different ways.

So we are doing social media and doing digital marketing campaigns and tactics to reach people who won't necessarily show up on the metrics every month. But we still wanted to do something consistent, knowing that there really isn't a perfect mechanism.

Two things that we haven't found: We haven't found the "easy button" in marketing to get everybody to come, and we haven't orchestrated a checkpoint where everybody has to check in when they cross the border with their moving vans.

When we look at what markets we have targeted, we looked at 15 different statistics and overlaid them to determine what states we should focus these efforts in, ranging from census data, to job service data, to even metrics that I track on the tourism side for inquiries and interest.

We haven't found the magic number. We look at these and ask, how do we determine success? It's just not an easy answer.

Q. What is an example of your research?

Otte Coleman: We did do some research last winter where we looked at 350 new residents who moved into the state in the past five years and tried to determine what it was that made them decide to move. That helped us define tactics and mediums, but also messaging.

Online is No. 1, but people don't necessarily say it was the Find The Good Life in North Dakota website that made them start thinking about it. It was probably five or six websites, and two or three social media efforts and a couple of articles that they read. It was a combination of things.

Q. With that sample group, what did you find was the overriding reason people decided to move to North Dakota?

Otte Coleman: Most of them had a connection to the state in some way. Maybe they went to school here or even visited here. A lot of them did come just for the job. ... One concern in the research was that a good majority of them, when they took the job, they didn't plan on staying. That means all of our communities have a job ahead of them to engage those people, and include them and keep them, because we really want to retain those new employees. Some of that, we hope, has already changed. We hope to do a follow-up study.

Q. How will you judge your work to be successful?

Otte Coleman: I don't know that I have a perfect answer for that. I think we will determine the metrics and continue to look at the tactics and keep measuring each of those individually. For instance, we just did a social media campaign that garnered 11 or 12 million impressions with 100,000 click-throughs. You measure pieces like that so we know we made a contact point.

We will start looking at the folks who have moved in, through the census data, but that takes time.

We'll look at campaign metrics to define our next step. Long-term, we look at census data and Job Service data and all of those things to see if we're seeing growth in some areas we have targeted.

We also are working closely with other folks who are trying to tackle this problem, like development corporations. For instance, we just met with the Grand Forks EDC.

Fargo and Bismarck are doing similar programs. For example, in Bismarck, they did a digital ad campaign that focused directly on the five areas where they know they have the most jobs. Nurses, CDLs, techs, engineers and diesel mechanics. We are overlaying their results with ours to see which was more effective, and they are doing the same.

But that was a 16-week campaign. It takes six to 18 months to make a decision to move and then you have that moving time in there. So, I don't have a perfect answer about that, and we have been honest about that up front.

We don't know the perfect way to measure success with this, but we have a lot of things we're measuring.

Q. Is there realistic hope for a county that has 6,000 open jobs? Or 2,500 open jobs? Can you really make a dent in this?

Otte Coleman: We think we can. It comes from a combination of things, such as improving the awareness of the state, educating people about the life they can have here in North Dakota.

But the other thing we have been hearing a lot about with our partners is how they are working with alumni groups and even current students on opportunities. ... Ten years ago, a lot of people probably didn't think about staying in North Dakota, and that perception is changing as well.

Sick: A lot of local efforts have been (about) retaining high school and college graduates. That's definitely something a local community can probably do better because they do have those closer ties.

I think we are seeing our graduates considering North Dakota and not leaving. I look at my high school graduation class and at least half of us are not in the state.

As we study those graduation numbers and compare it with wage data down the road, that number will climb because of the local efforts.

I think parents are having those conversations with kids, saying that you don't need to leave. There are opportunities in the state, and you don't need to look elsewhere anymore.

Q. Do you expect this ongoing recruiting effort to get more difficult as time goes on, and as other states' economies improve?

Sick: That has been part of the conversation since the beginning, because we know other states' economies are going to improve eventually. It's another challenge.

Otte Coleman: You look at our top states where people have engaged—Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan and California—where the most folks have clicked on our website, or ads, or gotten online social media-wise. Especially, Minnesota's economy is rebounding fast, and they have way more open jobs than we do. So, absolutely, that is a concern.

We hope a consistent and sustainable effort will be in place for a long time. It's more about creating a message. We don't want to be a quick fix anymore.

Q. Are there other specific groups you are looking to target?

Sick: The focus of Find the Good Life, for a long time, has been recruiting veterans. A lot of service members are either retiring or transitioning out of the military. We have done marketing to service members, and we have attended some hiring events, and plan to attend more this fall and winter.

The effort going forward is going to "Hire Our Hero" events. What we hear from individuals who organize these events is that when somebody transitions out of the military, a third of them stay where they are at, a third go home and a third go where the opportunities are. That is obviously our target—where the opportunities are.

North Dakota has a lot of opportunities and wide-open spaces. These individuals are used to moving around and used to working in not the most ideal work situations. So, it's a great target. That's the right thing to do, to work with service members and help them transition into civilian life.

We also have done some efforts with the University of Minnesota. We think that's a good target as well—college students in the region.

Otte Coleman: We stopped by the UND Alumni Association and NDSU. We haven't gotten that off the ground yet, but we think that's a natural connection point as well. We have done some individual alumni efforts, such as working with UND Center for Rural Health.

Sick: Alumni is a natural next step. Our research shows that people who have moved to North Dakota in the past five years had some kind of connection, where they grew up in North Dakota or went to college in North Dakota. There was some connection.

So alumni is a pretty good fit for us.

Q. Has the oil-drilling slowdown changed anything in your approach?

Otte Coleman: It has a little bit. I think people in this area understand it better and realize this isn't really a bust and understand the framework involved. But the national media, not necessarily.

So, we have focused the last three or four months on content development. We are trying to get good stories told. Some of that is working with bloggers and writers and talking about the people who have moved to North Dakota.

We are doing more video development, and we are working with 15 different bloggers to get those stories in place. We have other public relations efforts in place right now with a couple of new contract relationships with firms that can help us get those stories out there.

For example, there is a 25-page feature in the July edition of Delta Sky.

Q: How important is the role that tourism plays in this?

Otte Coleman: I think that's why we have airport signage in place in Bismarck and Williston, and as airport signage becomes available, I think we will add more. If you can connect to people who are visiting here and plant that seed, it makes sense.

All of our visitors guides are distributed to crew camps where we know we have transient workers.

The bottom line is people visit first. Tourism marketing helps everything. Part of the reason we have this problem (with open jobs) is we have underfunded marketing in the state for years, because we are conservative and haven't spent a lot of money in that area. So, we don't have a lot of awareness.

But interestingly, when you look at the metrics, they all mirror where we have spent most of our tourism dollars. (People in those places) have more awareness of us because we have been showing them what we have. It's a huge correlation.

We are one of two states that a research firm chose to study to find out the residual effect of tourism marketing on all economic development. The numbers were amazing. People's likelihood to retire here, to move here, to start a business here was double if they had seen the tourism ads. That's not even if they had visited.

The Good Life: As Job Numbers Grow, Group Touts N.D. as the Place to Be - Grand Forks Herald

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Building such a heavy structure in middle of the city with continuous traffic movement is a challenge well met
          NDSU Using Sensors to Identify Weed Infestations   
By North Dakota Ag
North Dakota State University researchers have received a grant to demonstrate the use of electronic sensors to identify weed infestations in cropland remotely.

The project will identify which weeds are infesting specific crops, which parts of fields the weeds are infesting and the degree of the weed problem.

"Crop producers and crop consultants need to identify specific weed infestations growing in various crop fields to implement effective weed management regimes," says NDSU Extension Service agricultural machine systems specialist John Nowatzki, the lead investigator on this project.

Nowatzki, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department Chair Sreekala Bajwa and Extension weed specialist Rich Zollinger have teamed up with Kris Poulson, Casselton-area agricultural producer and consultant, and agricultural lead for Sentera LLC in North Dakota, for the project.

Sentera, a company based in Shakopee, Minn., that designs sensors, unmanned aerial vehicles and software technologies for a variety of uses, is the private- sector partner on this project. Company personnel will provide hardware and software engineering support for data collection and imagery processing.

The North Dakota Department of Commerce awarded an $85,500 Research ND grant for the weed project.

Project personnel are using an NDSU hand-held radio spectrometer and color, thermal and infrared sensors to measure light reflectance, intensity and color of weeds growing in NDSU greenhouses. They'll use the same hand-held sensor to collect data throughout the 2015 growing season in outdoor plot and field weed patches at NDSU's Carrington Research Extension Center and Prosper Research Site.

Researchers also are using commercial sensors designed for manned and unmanned aircraft to collect reflectance values on the same greenhouse, plot and field weeds. The researchers will correlate the data from the commercial sensors and hand-held spectrometer, then publish and share the results with commercial agribusinesses and crop producers for use in their operations.

The weeds they are identifying are kochia, wild buckwheat, green foxtail, wild oats and Canada thistle.

The researchers also are monitoring NDSU research fields and commercial crop fields on the ground to identify the weeds growing in each one. They'll monitor each field every other week with sensors and cameras to demonstrate the effectiveness of imagery in weed identification. They will use computer analysis software to establish positive identification.

This research will help producers spot weed problems early in the growing season so they can select the proper herbicide and get it applied on the crop.

"Earlier herbicide application results in reduced weed competition with the growing crops and correlates with higher yields," Nowatzki says.

Project results will be incorporated into NDSU Extension programs focused on helping producers and crop consultants use sensors to enhance their business activities. The information learned from this project also will be shared at a project field day.

NDSU Using Sensors to Identify Weed Infestations - North Dakota Ag

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          North Dakota UAV Business Grows   
By Ag Week
The UAV industry continues to grow and evolve, and Field of View is growing and evolving with it.

New regulations for unmanned aerial vehicles proposed in February by the Federal Aviation Administration “are a breath of fresh air,” says David Dvorak, CEO of Grand Forks, N.D.-based Field of View. “They provide our industry with more confidence that this is going to happen. People are finally starting to invest in the technology, which is good for us.”

The company, which he launched in 2010, seeks to “bridge the gap between unmanned aircraft and precision agriculture,” as the company’s website puts it.

By all accounts, the use of UAVs, also known as drones and unmanned aircraft systems, can be a big plus in agriculture and other industries. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International estimates easing current restrictions of UAVs would create 70,000 jobs and generate $13.6 billion in economic impact within three years in the U.S.

The FAA’s new proposal, which could be enacted by the fall of 2016, would pave the way for widespread commercial use of drones weighing fewer than 55 pounds. The FAA wants to balance the economic value of commercial use against the safety risk.

“The rule, as proposed, would seem to be good for agriculture,” Dvorak says. “So the regulatory side seems to be falling into place at last.”

Field of View’s flagship product, GeoSnap, generally has drawn more interest overseas because other countries have fewer restrictions on air space. Now, with the FAA proposal, domestic interest is picking up.

GeoSnap is an add-on device for multispectral cameras mounted on either manned or unmanned aircraft. Such cameras capture images in the red, green and near-infrared bands, allowing users to visualize plant stress better than they can with most other camera systems, Dvorak says.

GeoSnap takes images captured by the multispectral camera and maps them with real-world coordinates, a process known as georeferencing. That allows users to know the aerial images’ exact location on the ground.

Field of View recently came out with a less expensive version of GeoSnap, known as GeoSnap Express, “that will be useful for some of our newer customers,” Dvorak says. “Sometimes you just want to try it (the technology), and this is a really good system to help people get up and going with it.”

GeoSnap Express costs $1,450 or $1,950, depending on the model. GeoSnap Pro, the original version, costs $7,000 or $9,000, depending on the model.

Field of View also is offering a new product that involves thermal payloads.

“We’re able to map vegetation temperature across the field, which will help give us an indication of where water stress might be and to detect where plants get sick,” Dvorak says.

And Field of View has begun working with Minneapolis-based PowerOfGround to offer image processing services. For more information, visit www.powerofground.com.

“Some people want to do that (image processing) themselves,” Dvorak says. “Others want somebody to do it for them.”

Dvorak grew up in St. Cloud, Minn., and came to the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks to study engineering. At UND, he developed a special interest in the use of unmanned aircraft and multispectral cameras in precision agriculture.

He and another company employee work in Grand Forks. A third, an engineer, works in California. Field of View uses a Fargo, N.D., company for its international marketing.

“Good things are happening in our industry,” Dvorak says. “And we see that continuing.”

Previously posted in "North Dakota UAV Business Grows - Ag Week"

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          There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California   
By MW Market Watch
The “Silicon Valley of drones” is taking shape in a place you probably wouldn’t expect.

With the most open airspace in the country, vast tracts of farmland, infrastructure to test on and the nation’s first unmanned aircraft degree program, it makes sense that North Dakota would be the place for drone technology to spread its wings, and it’s now expanding at an unprecedented rate.

The U.S. has previously been circumspect about allowing companies to commercialize drones; murky rulings from the Federal Aviation Administration and the haphazard enforcement of laws have made it challenging for drone companies to operate in the U.S. — so challenging, in fact, that many operators, including Amazon Prime Air, have expressed an intention to leave the U.S. to work in other countries.

But it’s a different story in North Dakota.

This summer, the nation’s first unmanned airport, the Grand Sky Development Park, opens at the state’s Grand Forks Air Force Base. The project, which has 1.2 million square feet of hangar, office and data space, is being developed by Grand Sky Development Co. A runway will allow for traditional and vertical takeoffs by drones.

The airport is expected to generate about 3,000 jobs by its 2016 completion, including 1,000 permanent jobs on site, 1,000 jobs around the community and 1,000 jobs outside the state, said Tom Swoyer, the project’s developer. Pilots would be able to control drones launching at the site from anywhere in the world.

“It’s going to touch a lot of places,” Swoyer said. “A pilot could be in Southern California and pilot the plane launched from North Dakota.”

It’s an appealing proposition for companies like Northrop Grumman NOC, -0.62%  , which has signed on as the site’s anchor tenant but has its aerospace-systems headquarters in Redondo Beach, Calif.

North Dakota committed $5 million to help bring infrastructure to the site as part of its 2015-17 executive budget and another $7.5 million in grants for runway improvements. With the project expected to cost about $25 million in total, the balance will be covered by private investment, said Swoyer.

“This project evolved here in North Dakota with the right combination of political will and an economy that was growing,” Swoyer said. “It’s a state that is investing in the industry. It’s a community willing to raise their hands and say, ‘Let’s try something completely different.’ ”

A community ‘all focused on unmanned aviation’
In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) considered closing the Air Force base.

“Our performance and safety record in fighter aircraft was unprecedented, but despite that our aircraft were getting old and weren’t going to get replaced,” said Robert Becklund, then commander of the North Dakota Air National Guard.

To avoid a drastic action by BRAC, the base made a bold move — replacing its KC-135 Stratotankers with drones.

“This was a dramatic change going from a single-seat manned fighter aircraft to unmanned aircraft,” Becklund said. “But it was the right thing to do for the nation.”

The base is now the site of the Global Hawk and MQ-1 Predator drone aircraft.

At about the same time, the University of North Dakota established a “center of excellence” for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), offering the nation’s first undergraduate degree program in unmanned aviation. Five students received degrees in 2011, the program’s first graduating class. Today, more than 100 students are enrolled, and the program is one of more than 30 similar degree programs at universities throughout the country.

“We have academia, our military, the Department of Homeland Security and industries in the region all focused on unmanned aviation,” Becklund said.

In 2014, North Dakota was one of six states allowed to develop a test site for commercial drone applications: the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks. The site is part of an FAA program looking toward the safe integration of unmanned aircraft into airspace.

North Dakota’s test site was the first to earn operational designation from the FAA and the first to fly under the agreement. The site covers more than half the state, boasting 45,000 square miles of authorized airspace — the largest such volume of any single state.

“If North Dakota hadn’t been selected as a test site, I would have questioned our country’s decision making,” said Becklund, who now serves as the executive director of the test site.

The state budget allocated $4.2 million in its 2015-17 budget for operating the test site. Of that, $1.2 million goes directly to drone companies in the form of a dollar-for-dollar matching program for those opting to partner with one of North Dakota’s research universities on a project. A related but separate program, Research North Dakota, provides up to $300,000 in matching funds for qualified firms.

But there’s a catch. For major companies to fly at the test site, they have to lease their unmanned aircraft to the site so that they can fly under public domain. That caveat is what may have driven companies like Amazon to explore drone-delivery testing outside of the U.S.

“There is no way these companies will lease their airplanes to us,” Becklund said. “It’s a proprietary machine. Any company developing their own aircraft will not lease that to anyone outside their company.”

That restriction has posed a major problem for test sites trying to attract corporate research.

“The FAA says they are here to support industry, but to [participate at a test site] companies have to lease their aircraft to us,” Becklund said.

Companies could get around the requirement by applying for an experimental certification, but that still restricts them to research — not commercial — applications.

A vibrant startup scene
Despite the challenges, other (often smaller) drone companies benefit from the test site.

Most of those companies are based in Fargo, a city that entrepreneurs say bursts with an energy that’s akin to that of the startup scene in San Francisco. But this scene is dominated by drone-based industries.

“We’re becoming a robust startup community,” said North Dakota’s lieutenant governor, Drew Wrigley. “They are the geek squad over in Fargo. You’ve got technical companies and young, energetic entrepreneurs.”

Appareo Systems builds flight-data recorders and ADS-B, a type of aircraft tracking system. Since 2001, that startup has worked on a project in partnership with NASA and the University of North Dakota to build, design and manufacture the ADS-B equipping the airplanes.

Another company, Packet Digital, combines high-speed power electronics with advancements in solar to double drone flight times. The ultimate goal is to provide drones with unlimited flight.

“Once you extend flight time, you open up the possibility of many more types of applications and uses for drones,” said Terri Zimmerman, Packet Digital’s CEO. Those applications could include agriculture, allowing farmers to fly drones over farmland to monitor their crops.

And as more drones fill the airspace, there’s a company working on technology that gives pilots situational awareness of other drones in the area. Botlink allows operators to control a drone from a tablet and detect other drones flying nearby.

The company was founded by Shawn Muehler. He’s the guy behind DroneFocus, a meet-up group in Fargo that grew to 50 members, including Becklund, local startups and public officials. “We’re bringing the government, the private sector, the commercial side together to cut through the red tape,” Muehler said. “It’s the only meet-up where we get every industry player in one room.” Lt. Gov. Wrigley has been known to attend.

Indicative of the group’s attitude, the whole thing is organized through Meetup.com. That means anyone is welcome; you just click a button to join. When the group huddles, the gathering feels more like a block party than a rigid policy meeting with a strict agenda, according to attendees.

“We just have a different personality out here,” Muehler said. “It’s not about how we can beat our competitors. It’s how we can help each other out to propel this industry forward.”

North Dakota’s drone sector has already blown away industry predictions. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) released an economic report in 2013 (before North Dakota was chosen as a test site) predicting the economic impact of drone integration in the U.S. The data were based on airspace activity at the time the report was created.

They forecast that between 2015 and 2017, California’s drone industry would have the largest economic impact in terms of dollars, and North Dakota’s would have the third lowest.

North Dakota’s Department of Commerce revised those predictions in 2013 based on the assumption that the state would become a test site. Its data showed that North Dakota would have the greatest percentage of drone-related jobs (relative to population) of any state.

“Obviously, California has a number of aerospace companies as well as companies that develop sensors, payloads, software and a variety of different products that fit within this industry,” said Paul Lucy, a director at the North Dakota Department of Commerce. “They underestimated the potential for companies to come here and do R&D work with our test site.”

Still, Becklund doesn’t believe North Dakota is a complete replacement for Silicon Valley, he said. There just aren’t enough people working in engineering and technology to fill jobs in a state that already has one of the nation’s lowest unemployment rates, he said. North Dakota’s unemployment rate in May was 3.1% versus the national average of 5.5%.

“But if those engineers who developed the technologies in Silicon Valley are looking for a place with a low cost of living, a highly educated workforce and a cooperative community — whether that’s the government or financially — probably this is the best place to do that,” he said.

But even if the jobs get filled, there’s still the issue of funding.

“We can’t get funding because the people in the state tend to be fiscally conservative,” Botlink’s Muehler said. His company received $500,000 in seed funding from local investors. But that’s a paltry figure if the state is going to compete with such venture-backed Silicon Valley drone startups as Airware, which has raised over $40 million in five funding rounds, or 3D Robotics, which has more than $100 million in venture capital.

“We’ve been searching for Series A on a local level because we want to keep the money in the state, so we’re looking for funding sources within North Dakota,” said Muehler.

But where these startups lack private capital, the state is trying to foot the bill. Since 2006, North Dakota has allocated $32.5 million in grant funding to companies interested in commercial drone development through 2017. In addition, the state’s Research North Dakota program offers $5 million biannually in grants from research and development to organizations and companies involved in UAS research through state universities.

Those business incentives have drawn companies from around the U.S. to the state. Florida-based drone manufacturer Altvavian announced in February a $3.2 million agreement to manufacture drones at a plant in North Dakota, the first official UAS manufacturing project in the state.

Wrigley said he sees his state as the Silicon Valley of drones. “People look to North Dakota and say they want to emulate this,” the lieutenant governor said. “We’re blessed with the natural conditions that make it easy to expand drone technology, industries that are keen to tie in UAS technology — and on top of that you have people passionate for aviation and emerging technologies. It’s a part of our pioneering culture.”

There’s a New Silicon Valley of Drones, and it Isn’t in California - MW Market Watch

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           2015 Governor’s Travel and Tourism Awards Announced   
By ND Commerce Tourism Division
Six Governor’s Travel and Tourism Awards recognizing outstanding leaders in North Dakota’s tourism industry were presented today as part of the 2015 North Dakota Travel and Tourism Conference in Minot. The awards were presented by North Dakota Department of Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson.

“North Dakota’s tourism industry is making significant contributions to our communities and state, and plays an integral role in the growth and strength of our economy,” said Gov. Jack Dalrymple. “These tourism professionals are being honored for their dedication, innovation and leadership, and exemplify the outstanding work occurring across the state to advance our tourism opportunities and successes. They are on the front lines as ambassadors for North Dakota and we are proud to honor and thank them, as well as all of our tourism partners, for their service to the industry and to our state.”

Tiffany Irving, Front-line Tourism Employee. Front Office Manager for Staybridge Suites Fargo and the Intercontinental Hotels Group 2014 “Best of the Best” Guest Service Representative, Tiffany Irving has worked to personify customer service. With glowing reviews from hotel guests after helping with reservations, billing, and other general issues, Tiffany has also earned respect from her industry peers.  Her training methods and enthusiastic attitude have helped fellow employees improve their job performance, ultimately improving Staybridge Suites Fargo’s guest survey scores. In part due to the superior service standards Tiffany oversees, the hotel earned the company’s 2014 Quality Excellence Award.

Fred Flood, Behind the Scenes Tourism Employee. As a staff member at Staybridge Suites in Fargo since 2012, Fred Flood has worked his way up from housekeeper to assisting the hotel’s chief engineer. Although fellow staff members describe him as a “jack of all trades,” handling everything from driving the shuttle, taking care of maintenance, guest luggage, housekeeping, and gardening, Fred’s top priority is ensuring he makes a difference in the experience of each guest. He believes in continually creating value for others and building relationships with Staybridge guests and co-workers.

Terry Harzinski, Travel and Tourism Industry Leader. Terry Harzinski was instrumental in establishing the Bismarck-Mandan Convention and Visitors Bureau and has worked to serve the community since 1986. He retired from his position as CEO of the CVB in 2015. His passion and dedication helped attract several national and international events to Bismarck-Mandan and in the process promoted the entire state of North Dakota. Some of the events Terry helped attract include the 1989 Women’s International Bowling Congress drawing roughly 50,000 people; the 1991 National High School Athletic Coaches Association national convention, the WBCCI Airstream Rally in 1993 and in 2000; the World Horseshoe Tournament in 2000, the World Curling Championship in 2002, and the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in 2012 and 2014. Terry truly helped the Bismarck-Mandan area become a destination for both business and leisure travel, conferences and conventions.

Unglued Craft Fest, Event of the Year. This two-day event at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo attracted 5,000 attendees to view a curated selection of the region’s top makers, crafters and artists. More than 80 vendors sold their wares against a backdrop of live local music, artisan food and local coffee roasters. Unglued inspired the community to get creative through free workshops and project offerings, the make-and-take craft lounge and an indoor chalk fest by the Art Partnership. The event was started in 2011 by a small group of friends who did sewing and other creative projects in the evenings and has proven profitable to participating artists and vendors.

Williston Area Recreation Center, Tourism Attraction of the Year. Since this state-of-the-art facility opened one year ago in March 2014, it has hosted more than 330,000 guests. While Williston resident members have been active users of the ARC, more than 78,000 non-members have also used the facility through day passes and special events. The ARC has enhanced the Williston community’s ability to provide year-round recreational activities including swim meets, basketball tournaments, community fundraising events, training sessions, and even wedding receptions. The ARC will continue to grow its offerings by hosting volleyball tournaments and track meets in 2015.  While the facility has received a lot of local attention, it has also earned broader attention being featured in print, radio, video and social media stories including in the National Recreation Parks Association magazine and website. The ARC has also earned North Dakota Recreation and Parks Association Golden Egg Award, the Williston Economic Development Award as Project of the Year, and the North Dakota Ready-Mix and Concrete Products Association Gold Award for Government Projects. 
North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department, Tourism Organization of the Year. Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015, the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has grown to include 13 state parks and 10 recreation areas, hosting millions of visitors each year. From marinas, beaches, campsites and corrals, to hiking trails, scenic overlooks and interpretive centers, North Dakota’s parks and recreation sites are available for all and encourage an appreciation for the great outdoors. They also play an important role in the economy and recreation opportunities of nearby communities. While its responsibilities have expanded since 1965, the department continues to remain focused on conserving nature, preserving history and providing outdoor recreational activities to residents and visitors alike. Visitors often cite the cleanliness and appearance of the parks as first rate and praise the staff for their efforts, friendliness and helpfulness.
“We are proud to have such great individuals and partners across the state representing the travel industry,” said Sara Otte Coleman, director of North Dakota Tourism. “The personalized service and unique opportunities they provide are truly what sets our state apart. They are what makes North Dakota Legendary.”

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          NDSU Team Succeeds in New Pacemaker Technology   
By The Daily Republic
An eclectic team of medical personnel, animal experts and electrical engineering professors and graduate students recently gathered on the North Dakota State University campus to test a prototype for a cardiac pacemaker that works without wires or batteries.

The group was able to "pace" a sheep's heart by transmitting radio frequency energy--much like what comes from your cellphone--from an antenna into a tiny microprocessor in the sheep, without contact with the animal.

"A lot of things in medicine are going to get rid of wires, get rid of batteries," said Dan Ewert, a professor in NDSU's Electrical Engineering department, who led the experiment.

"It's an exciting development," Ewert said.

According to the Journal of The American College of Cardiology, 2.9 million Americans received permanent pacemakers between 1993 and 2009, and the number continues to grow steadily.

They're often needed in patients who have a slower than normal heart rate or have a problem with the heart's electrical system.

The weak link in current pacemaker technology is the wires or leads going from the pacemaker into the veins of the heart.

"Over time, if they break down, we have to replace them," said Dr. Christopher Pierce, a cardiologist and electrophysiology specialist at Sanford Health in Fargo, who was not involved in the recent experiment.

Pierce said sometimes the wires themselves become infected and have to be removed through a laser procedure.

Ewert and an electrical engineering faculty colleague, Ben Braaten, have obtained a patent on their wireless, battery-less technology through NDSU and together formed Krisara Engineering in an effort to establish a start-up company in the valley.

Despite the successes, Ewert said the two have so far been unable to make that leap, so the technology "sits" in the NDSU Research Foundation.

The technology's incubation

The two first teamed up in 2009, when Ewert hired Braaten at NDSU for his acumen with radio frequency energy. As a chair of the electrical engineering department at the time, Ewert said he wanted faculty and students to work together on unique ideas and develop new things--then "plow that back into the state's economic development."

Ewert and others began assembling "scholar teams" and "super teams" of people from inside and outside of NDSU to brainstorm the technology further.

The process of bringing a new medical device to the market is a long and expensive one--taking it from concept to product development to human trials--before it can be approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

At one point down the line, Ewert said the NDSU-borne technology caught the interest of one of the biggest medical technology companies in the country--but for a number of reasons which he didn't want to disclose, a partnership never came to fruition.

However, the two applied for and secured a venture grant from the North Dakota Department of Commerce, designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace.

"Dan took the biomedical side--the compliance side--getting the animal ready, and I took the technology side--built the prototypes, looked at the complications for safe power and worked on the procedure to implant the electrodes," said Braaten, assistant professor in electrical engineering.

The grant helped propel the technology to where it is now.

"Without that money, this would still be on paper," said Ewert.

The experiment

The implantation of the pacemaker took place on the NDSU campus on March 19, with a retired surgeon from the VA Medical Center leading the surgical aspect of the experiment. Dr. Mark Jensen has a keen, personal interest in the project. He was born with a rare heart defect, has a family history of heart disease and is due for a pacemaker himself due to an abnormally slow heart rate.

He knows wireless technology is the future for pacemakers.

"I want to make this thing work!" Jensen said in an interview with The Forum in February.

Joining Jensen was an operating room nurse, veterinarians, engineers and NDSU animal handling specialists.

At first, things looked bleak.

"When we started out, we had 2 percent efficiency," said Sajid Asif, an NDSU graduate student who was part of the project.

But after working around the clock on a redesign, the group tried again.

"The energy is coming from outside the body, and we're able to pace the heart that's existing inside that sheep--this was the first time that we did it," said Ewert.

The group has a ticker-type strip to show--almost a souvenir of their work.

"What you see on the left here is the heart normally beating," said Jared Hansen, another NDSU grad student, as he pointed to the paper strip.

"Then when we start pacing, you see these large spikes," he said.

The second part of their experiment involved fashioning a smaller, flexible antenna-- one that could be attached to the skin.

"Something closer to what you might wear," said Braaten.

The pacemaker electrodes themselves will be made smaller as well, with as many as six in all being embedded in the outside of the heart.

"Similar to the smallest Tylenol gelcaps--and once we show that in an animal model, the next step is to go to human testing," said Braaten.

The next level

Human testing of a medical device requires a huge financial investment.

Industry giants Medtronic and St. Jude Medical Center, both Minnesota-based companies, both have wireless pacemakers currently in use in human clinical trials, mainly outside of the U.S.

But unlike the NDSU prototype, each contains batteries and each is placed in a single chamber of the heart, which limits the type of heart problems it can remedy.

Ewert thinks those factors are what make the NDSU technology better.

No matter which technology catches on, it appears wires are on the way out, and Dr. Pierce, who's placed thousands of pacemakers over the years and removes broken pacemaker wires from patients every few weeks, thinks that will be a good thing.

"It would reduce the bulk of foreign bodies that can get infected or block up veins," said Pierce.

Ewert and Braaten are chomping at the bit to take their version of the technology to the next step.

"We have the team assembled, we have the technology, we're where we need to be," Ewert said.

He said it's an indication of the sheer level of talent that exists at NDSU and in the state of North Dakota.

"There's only a handful of people in the world who can do what these guys are doing," Ewert said, "and we just happen to have them here."

NDSU Team Succeeds in New Pacemaker Technology - The Daily Republic 

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $1,729,103   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for seven Research ND Grant totaling $1,729,103 at its meeting held April 16, 2015.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The following awarded requests were funded:
 
Research ND 
  • UND Energy & Environmental Research Center in partnership with FuelCell Energy, Inc. was awarded $150,000 to work on the development of a new electrocatalyst for direct gas-to-liquid conversion of methane gas to methanol. 
  • NDSU Electrical and Computer Engineering in partnership with Laserlith Corporation was awarded $297,832 to develop a revolutionary power amplifier for mobile phones that eliminates today’s key challenges of cost, size and battery-power. 
  • UND Mechanical Engineering in partnership with PCL Construction was awarded $145,771 to minimize the amount of labor required to collect important construction site data using small Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). 
  • NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering in partnership with SmartC2, Inc. was awarded $300,000 to research and develop improvements to light aviation management software that will integrate billing, scheduling, deployment, maintenance and other needs that are currently handled either by paper based work or different software solutions that are not integrated. 
  • NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering in partnership with Sentera was awarded $85,500 to identify weed infestations using sensors on unmanned aerial systems. 
  • UND Tech Accelerator (or) Division of Research & Economic Development in partnership with EdgeData, LLC was awarded $450,000 to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with high resolution cameras to inspect wind towers and turbines. 
  • NDSU Agribusiness & Applied Economics in partnership with Sentera was awarded $300,000 to use GPS-enabled sensors mounted on Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to could conduct rapid mapping of sub-field variations of crop health and provide a prescriptive remedies for problem areas. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO applications is May 22, 2015.
 
The overall goal of Research ND and Research ND BIO grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Internship - Network Engineer - UltiSat, Inc. - Gaithersburg, MD   
The successful candidate will currently be pursuing a degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or another technical discipline.... $20 an hour
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          Impact Dakota Announces "Toyota Cruise" Author Mike Hoseus Workshop   
By ND Commerce
Impact Dakota will host a two-day workshop May 20-21 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. The workshop is open to company owners, chief executive officers, presidents and engineering managers. The workshops will focus on “Enterprise Management Development System”, providing companies with innovative ways to implement continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles into their business structure.
 
Michael Hoseus, a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, will lead the workshop. Hoseus is executive director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO). Hoseus brings both manufacturing operations and specialization in Human Resource experience to CQPO. Hoseus currently supports organizations with lean culture transformations focusing on the roles of executive management and human resources and how the quality people value stream connects to the production value stream. Hoseus is co-author with Dr. Jeffery Liker on the Shingo Award winning book, Toyota Culture.
 
The workshop will focus on:
  • The key components of establishing a lean culture of mutual trust, respect and continuous improvement.
  • The skills and behaviors required to build and manage a lean system.
  • How to attract, select, develop and engage competent and committed team members.
  • The importance and role of standardization and problem solving in establishing a lean culture.
  • How to develop leaders who sustain and improve the systems of lean. 
Registration is available online now by visiting www.impactdakota.com. Additional information on the workshop is available by contacting Mark Volesky at 701-412-3319 or markv@impactdakota.com. Cost for the workshop is $495. 
 
About Impact Dakota
Impact Dakota was established in 2001 and is dedicated to helping companies improve business results through continuous improvement, innovation, and the development of people. The success of Impact Dakota is measured by the benefits and impacts realized by the companies served. Through an independent 3rd party project follow-up process, companies have reported $459M in benefits and impacts and 2,733 jobs created or retained from 678 improvement projects.
 
Impact Dakota is an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership – the nation’s largest business assistance network dedicated to developing domestic manufacturing and related industries. For more information, visit www.impactdakota.com.

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          Impact Dakota Announces Lean Product Development Workshop   
By ND Commerce
Impact Dakota will host two lean product development workshops May 4 at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo. The workshop is open to company owners, chief executive officers, presidents and engineering managers
 
The workshops will focus on “Lean Product Development”, providing companies with innovative ways to design and produce products for market. The workshops will also teach participants how to integrate lean tools with product development in their company.
 
“This workshop gets company leaders engaged in examining their product development activities and process through ten “lenses” of best-in-class Lean Product Development methods,” Tony Richards, CEO of Impact Dakota said. “Participants will leave the conference with a number of Lean Product Development tools that can help their company,”
 
Registration is available online now by visiting www.impactdakota.com or by contacting
Dan Halverson, Impact Dakota at 701-328-5472 or danh@impactdakota.com. Cost for the workshop is $99.
 
Ed Maier, a product development expert, will lead the workshop. Maier is a Certified Lean Product Development Master Instructor, an Innovation Engineering “Trained Brain”, Business Growth Coach and Systematic Inventive Thinking Method Coach. He also has extensive training in Technology Driven Market Intelligence and Technology Scouting methods.
 
Lean Product Development is the application of lean principles to product development. Lean Product Development speeds the time to market by eliminating the root causes of time-consuming and expensive design changes. In reducing the time, Lean Product Development also helps reduce the costs and risks involved in product development.
 
About Impact Dakota
Impact Dakota was established in 2001 and is dedicated to helping companies improve business results through continuous improvement, innovation, and the development of people. The success of Impact Dakota is measured by the benefits and impacts realized by the companies served. Through an independent 3rd party project follow-up process, companies have reported $459M in benefits and impacts and 2,733 jobs created or retained from 678 improvement projects.
 
Impact Dakota is an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership – the nation’s largest business assistance network dedicated to developing domestic manufacturing and related industries. For more information, visit www.impactdakota.com.

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          Manufacturers Trying to Find Their Niche in Oil Industry   
By The Grand Forks Herald
A product a North Dakota manufacturing company began making for one oil customer is now exported to several states.

The success story of a product from Steffes Corp., with locations in Dickinson and Grand Forks, served as an example this week for regional manufacturers trying to break into the oil and gas business.

Steffes, which eight years ago began making tanks and walkways for the oil industry instead of ag hopper bins, had one customer that wanted a better flaring system, said Todd Mayer, new product development and sales manager.

Steffes developed a natural gas flaring system that burns cleaner, with less volatile organic compounds released into the air, and the company anticipated the customer would order one or two a month, Mayer said during a Manufacturing and Logistics Conference held in Williston.

The company never marketed the product, but word of mouth prompted demand for the flaring system to spread. Steffes now sells it to other companies in North Dakota as well as Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, Mayer said.

Manufacturing companies from the region, including several from eastern North Dakota, attended the conference to learn how they, too, could make products for the oil and gas industry.

“I would say there’s very little that we can’t make here,” said David Lehman, manufacturing engineering extension specialist with North Dakota State University.

The event served as the launch of a new initiative from Williston Economic Development to reduce costs for companies operating in the Bakken by offering more products and services locally.

But it can be challenging for local manufacturers to get a foot in the door with oil companies, which typically make purchasing decisions at the corporate level.

Economic Development Director Shawn Wenko said his office will lead an in-depth study to understand the challenges the oil companies face and identify opportunities for manufacturers.

Oil industry representatives said during the conference that delays getting equipment or parts shipped in from other states often create costly delays.

“Time is money,” said Dave Ruffie, production foreman for Continental Resources.

North Dakota manufacturers have increased how much oil and gas business they’re doing over the past five years, Lehman said. But there’s room to do a lot more.

“What we’re doing is a fairly small percent of the entire supply chain,” Lehman said.

TrueNorth Steel, with corporate headquarters in Fargo, has produced oilfield tank products since the 1980s, said sales manager Scott Johnson. The company tries to stay innovative by spending time in the field to see what’s working and what’s not.

“It’s a lot more expensive to fix problems in the field than it is in our factory,” Johnson said.

In addition to oilfield tanks and catwalks, TrueNorth produces a steel containment system to contain oilfield spills that takes less time to install in the field than competing products, Johnson said.

Other North Dakota companies have begun doing oilfield work more recently.

Brad Odegard, owner of FlexTM in Wahpeton, said he first explored opportunities in the Bakken in 2011, spending the night in the Williston Walmart parking lot because he couldn’t find a hotel room.

Odegard said he found business in the Bakken by listening to what the challenges were and seeking expertise from the industry. One company representative in Denver was impressed that they could do weekly deliveries to the Bakken, he said.

Dana Wiertzema, sales manager for AIM Machining in Wahpeton, said for the past few years the company has manufactured products and reworked tools used by the oil industry. Some of company’s success has come from attending national oil conferences and reading trade magazines to find ideas, he said.

Attendees at the conference said they think the low oil prices and a slowdown in agriculture manufacturing provide opportunities for the two industries to work together.

“In the middle of the economy that’s slowing down, there’s opportunities,” Wiertzema said. “Why can’t we be part of that next success story?”

Manufacturers Trying to Find Their Niche in Oil Industry - The Grand Forks Herald

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          Engineer caught using fake ticket to enter airport    
A software engineer was caught by CISF officials for allegedly printing a fabricated ticket to gain entry into the terminal building of Kempegowda International Airport on Friday.According to police s...
          North Dakota Economic Development Foundation Announces New Board Member    
By ND Commerce
Commerce Commissioner Alan Anderson announced a new member of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation board today, Danita Bye with Dakota Leadership in Stanley.

Bye is the founder of Dakota Leadership and Sales Growth Specialists, a leadership development and management consulting firm. Bye brings 30 years of success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics industries. She is a frequent speaker at entrepreneurial events, including Carlson’s School of Management and the nationally recognized, Project Skyway. Bye is on the Board of Trustees at University of Sioux Falls and has a Masters in Transformational Leadership from Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

“Danita brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the business community and will be a great addition to our board.” Anderson said.
 
The North Dakota Economic Development Foundation is a private foundation established by the Legislature in 2001 to provide private-sector guidance and oversight of the state's economic development efforts. The Foundation board helps create strategic plans to strengthen and broaden North Dakota’s economic development.
 
The Foundation establishes and maintains a strategic plan for economic development managed by twenty-three business leaders from all corners of the state. The board meets quarterly to monitor progress toward economic development goals, to discuss major business and economic issues, and to offer suggestions for improving North Dakota's business climate. Each member of the board serves a two-year term.
 
The North Dakota Department of Commerce works to improve the quality of life for North Dakota citizens by leading efforts to attract, retain and expand wealth. Commerce serves businesses and communities statewide through committed people and partners who offer valuable programs and dynamic services.
 
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          Eye on Energy: ND's Roll in International Politics    
By KXNews

Tioga sits in the heart of the Bakken formation - the source of the state's meteoric rise in oil production over the past several years.

It also sits in the middle of an international political and economic power play.

North Dakota's success in becoming the second-leading oil producing state has meant an increase in the world's oil supply.

And last year, Saudi Arabia, the number two oil producing nation in the world - behind Russia - decided not to cut back its production in response to the growing supply.

That decision sent oil prices tumbling downward as the Saudis hoped their ability to produce oil cheaply would force other oil producing regions to cut back on their exploration.

And it placed North Dakota squarely in the center of the ongoing drama.

(Kathleen Neset, Neset Consulting) "We are part of it. Either a participant - actively participating, or collaterally a participant in this. I think it's just exciting to think that Tioga, North Dakota, Minot, North Dakota, these towns are actually on the map and absolutely a vital part of what's going on in this global economy." 

Neset's company has been based in Tioga since 1980 and provides geology and engineering services to oil companies.

Eye on Energy: ND's Roll in International Politics - KXNet.com



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          Dalrymple Presses EPA on Issues Important to North Dakota   
By ND Governor's Office
Gov. Jack Dalrymple met with Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D. C. to discuss the agency’s proposed carbon emissions standards for existing coal-based power plants and other environmental issues important to North Dakota.
 
Dalrymple shared with McCarthy his concerns about the EPA’s development of new standards for carbon dioxide emissions.  Any new emission standards must be practical and offer flexibility for power generators to comply, he said.
 
“Coal-fired power plants provide about 80 percent of North Dakota’s residential and commercial energy supply while also providing power to surrounding states,” Dalrymple said.  “These power plants have continued to reduce emissions while providing an efficient and cost-effective energy source. Unattainable standards would only serve to undermine the nation’s energy security and would lead to lost jobs and higher utility costs for consumers.”
 
In North Dakota, private industry and researchers are developing innovative solutions to further reduce carbon emissions, including work underway at the University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center to capture carbon and utilized it for advanced oil recovery, Dalrymple said.
 
The EPA’s proposed carbon emission standards would require North Dakota to reduce its CO2 emissions by 11 percent. The EPA is expected to finalize its Clean Power Plan this summer.
 
Dalrymple also shared with McCarthy his concerns about the potential for EPA overreach under the auspices of the Clean Water Act. The EPA and U .S. Army Corps of Engineers have proposed a broader definition of what constitutes “Waters of the United States” which would expand federal authority to regulate virtually all surface water including small wetlands, ditches and seasonal streams.
 
Dalrymple said state officials were not consulted as the proposed rule was drafted, and he urged McCarthy to withdraw the proposed rule change. 

“North Dakota already has laws in place to manage and protect all waters of the state,” Dalrymple said. “The proposed rule is not workable for North Dakota’s farmers, ranchers, other landowners and the state’s business community.”
 
Dalrymple also updated McCarthy on the state’s progress in reducing the flaring of natural gas. Last year, the state adopted new regulations that require oil producers to submit a gas capturing plan in order to receive a drilling permit. Producers are required to follow through with approved gas capture plans or face mandatory reductions in oil production. The regulations include targets to reduce flaring to only 10 percent by 2020, and ultimately to five percent.

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           Software Refinement with Perfect Developer    
Carter, Gareth and Monahan, Rosemary and Morris, Joseph M. (2005) Software Refinement with Perfect Developer. In: Third IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering and Formal Methods, 2005 (SEFM 2005). IEEE, pp. 363-372. ISBN 0769524354
           Surface engineering: corrosion protection using conducting polymers    
Breslin, Carmel B. and Fenelon, Anna M. and Conroy, Kenneth G. (2005) Surface engineering: corrosion protection using conducting polymers. Materials and Design, 26 (3). pp. 233-237. ISSN 0261-3069
          Technology Created at NDSU Licensed to c2sensor   
By Newswise
A technology developed at North Dakota State University, Fargo, creates precise in-the-ground measurement and monitoring of soil and crop conditions which could provide opportunities for greater yields. The technology also has led to a new start-up company. The c2sensor corp., based in the NDSU Technology Incubator, has concluded a license agreement with the NDSU Research Foundation (NDSU/RF) for the precision agriculture technology.

Developed by a research team at NDSU, the sensors are constructed using NDSU's patent-pending "direct write" electronic printing techniques to print circuit and antenna patterns directly onto renewable, bio-based substrates. Developed between the NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering Department at NDSU, the sensors are made with biocomposites so they can be left in the ground to biodegrade without harming soil quality.

The research team placed microsensors in fields at the Soil Health and Agriculture Research Extension (SHARE) farm in Richland county in southeastern North Dakota. Called SEED, which stands for Sensing Earth Environment Directly, the bio-degradable sensors are placed in the ground like seeds, with the potential to directly measure soil salinity, moisture, fertility, and chemicals in real time.

Sensors in the future could be placed directly into the soil during the seeding process, by mixing the sensors in with the seed during planting. A reading device mounted beneath an agricultural vehicle or other agricultural implements would interact with the SEED sensors embedded in the soil, and then provide direct measurements of soil conditions, moisture, and chemical content in real time.

“The NDSU-developed sensor technology licensed by c2sensor is different from current methods, which often require a combination of direct measurement such as soil sampling, or indirect measurements such as remote sensing via probes,” said Corey Kratcha, CEO of c2sensor.

Materials used to create the sensors allow them to be left in place after use, where they can degrade without leaving toxins in the soil. Wireless communication with the sensor is based on passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology with no batteries needed.
“As the product is developed, it could assist farmers to monitor salinity levels, nutrient levels for fertilizer applications, moisture and pH levels,” said Chad Ulven, associate professor of mechanical engineering. “It could be coupled with aerial mapping via UAVs or satellite imaging, giving farmers real time soil analysis for end-of-year field work.”
NDSU researchers in microelectronics, mechanical engineering and the NDSU Extension Service who were part of the initial research team include: Chad Ulven, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Cherish Bauer-Reich, Justin Hoey, Rob Sailer, Nathan Schneck and other members of the NDSU Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering; and Abbey Wick, NDSU Extension Service.

“Generating technologies that lead to start-up companies to bring discoveries to market is one of the ways that NDSU, as a student-focused, land grant, research university, serves the citizens of the state,” said Kelly A. Rusch, vice president for research and creative activity at NDSU.

“Licensing of this sensor technology to c2sensor represents an opportunity to commercialize this research,” said Dale Zetocha, executive director of the NDSU Research Foundation. “Licensing the technology to a North Dakota company supports goals to further diversify economic opportunities in the state.”

The North Dakota Corn Utilization Council provided initial funding at NDSU for the seed sensor project. Following licensing to c2sensor, additional funding through the North Dakota Department of Commerce Venture Grant Program and the North Dakota Centers of Excellence will be utilized to further develop the sensor technology.

About NDSU
NDSU, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, is an economic engine of the state, a top ranked and growing national research power. NDSU is notably listed among the top 108 U.S. public and private universities in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education’s category of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity.” As a student-focused, land grant, research institution, NDSU is listed in the Top 100 research universities in the U.S. for R&D in agricultural sciences, chemistry, physical sciences, psychology, and social sciences, based on research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. www.ndsu.edu/research

About the NDSU Research Foundation
The NDSU Research Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization that supports NDSU in its teaching, research and public service missions. The Foundation manages the intellectual properties developed by faculty, staff and students doing research at NDSU and facilitates commercialization of these technologies. By commercializing intellectual property, the Foundation is able to create resources that are returned to the individual inventors and to the University to promote continued research. www.ndsuresearchfoundation.org

About c2sensor corp
c2sensor, based in the NDSU Technology Incubator, Fargo, North Dakota, provides expertise in bio-degradable sensors under development for precision agriculture and other applications. The start-up company licensed sensor technology from North Dakota State University. Materials used to create the sensors allow them to be left in place after use where they can degrade without leaving toxins in the soil. Wireless communication with the sensor is based on passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.

Technology Created at NDSU Licensed to c2sensor - Newswise

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          Engineering students churn out innovative ideas at ‘Excite-2017’   
Students asked to take their prototypes to market as start-ups
          Fracking Boom has Been a Jobs Boom for North Dakota   
By The Detroit Free Press
Ground zero for America's "shale revolution" in gas and oil production, North Dakota is also the reigning title-holder for lowest unemployment among the 50 states.

There were more unfilled jobs in September than job applications within the state, where oil field workers can make six-figure salaries and even the fast-food restaurants dangle hiring bonuses of $300 or more. The state has been recruiting specifically from Michigan for workers of all stripes and skill levels — hoping to entice entire families to relocate and grow roots.

North Dakota's official 2.8% jobless rate in August is essentially full employment, allowing just about anyone who wants a job to get one. At the same time, Michigan's rate of 7.4% was stuck above the 6.1% national average. (The national rate was 5.9% in September.)

North Dakota's roaring economy has been the envy of state governors and, for proponents of fracking, a shining success story for how an energy boom can produce a job boom, even for workers in professions that aren't directly related to extracting natural gas and oil.

Although Michigan's endowment of shale and oil is considerably smaller than North Dakota's, the state has ample natural gas deposits that can be tapped and many local governments are discovering that small-but-important amounts of money can be made by running mini-oil and gas wells. Early successes in wind energy production and investment could also promote massive investment in the state that could add 20,000 or more jobs a year, according to at least one study.

To be sure, this latest oil and gas rush in North Dakota has created its own set of problems, including pollution, skyrocketing housing costs in some towns and reports of rising crime and drug use. There are even reports of a shortage of single women for the inflowing horde of men.

A new documentary film on the darker side of the North Dakota boom, "The Overnighters," starts hitting theaters this weekend.

North Dakota is now producing over 1 million barrels of oil a day, compared to under 200,000 barrels a day five years ago.

That has been a boon for state government, which gets 11.5 cents for every $1 the oil industry makes and 11 cents of every $1 in the gas industry. The state has been running big budget surpluses and projects another surplus of over $600 million in its current fiscal year, according to the Associated Press.

Much of the state windfall has gone toward infrastructure spending, school trust funds, property tax relief and to local governments near the oil fields, according to the state's Senate majority leader.
 
Recruiting from Michigan

Michigan is one of seven states that North Dakota officials are targeting in their move-here-now advertising campaign, "Find the Good Life in North Dakota." The goal is to attract full families for long-term settlement — not simply more men on temporary work visits who fill up the "man camps," as accommodations in the oil and gas patch are often known.

"If Dad's a petroleum engineer, we've got a job for Mom and a job for their teenagers," Wally Goulet, chairman of the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation, said last week in a phone interview. "There's no problem with minimum wage here, because everybody seems to have to offer $12 or $14 or $15 for starting (pay)."

Energy booms have a history of enticing Michiganders to move. During the Texas oil boom of the 1970s and early 1980s, there were reports of a hot resale market in metro Detroit for Houston newspapers, which were full of help wanted ads at a time when the economy here was slow.

So many Michigan residents were moving to the Lonestar state that, according to the book — "The Reckoning" by the late historian David Halberstam — Texas officials speculated about the political leanings of the new "black-tag vote" in their state, a reference to the black Michigan license plates that were then standard issue.

There were nearly 26,000 reported job openings in North Dakota last month, with 65% of them located out of the state's 17 oil-producing counties. Cities and towns are experiencing a demand and/or shortage of workers in nearly every line of work, including carpentry, day care, truck driving, office work, vehicle and machine repair, and, especially, the service industry, according to Free Press interviews and a North Dakota jobs report.

"What we're finding is we need a lot of service jobs," Goulet said. "Not everybody is going to drive a truck in the oil fields."

There are still jobs to fill at the oil and gas fields across North Dakota's portion of the Bakken formation, especially for positions requiring advanced engineering degrees, but the earlier frenzy has purportedly calmed down.

"When the energy boom started a couple years ago, they really just were getting bodies," said Holly Sand, a public information officer at Job Service North Dakota. "Now they can be more selective on who they take for the jobs."

Fracking Boom has Been a Jobs Boon for North Dakota - The Detroit Free Press

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          Dalrymple, Badlands NGL Announce Largest Private Equity Project in State History   
By ND Governor's Office
Governor Jack Dalrymple along with William Jeffrey Gilliam, CEO of Badlands NGL, LLC, today announced the development of a North Dakota manufacturing plant that will convert ethane, a byproduct of natural gas processing, into polyethylene which is used to make a wide variety of end-use consumer and industrial plastics.
 
Badlands NGL, LLC, and its partners expect to invest $4 billion to build the polyethylene manufacturing facility in North Dakota. The project will be the largest private investment in state history.
 
“This project is fully aligned with our goals to reduce flaring, add value to our energy resources right here in North Dakota and create diverse job opportunities across the state,” Dalrymple said.  “By advancing the responsible development of our energy resources and by adding value to all of our resources, the opportunities in North Dakota are boundless.”
 
Joining Dalrymple and Gilliam for the announcement were Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, both of whom serve with Dalrymple on the North Dakota Industrial Commission which regulates the state’s energy industry.  Sen. John Hoeven also participated in the announcement which was held at the state Capitol in Bismarck.
 
"The role of the Industrial Commission in helping the Badlands’ project come together reflects the Commission's mission to promote oil and gas production in a manner that prevents waste and protects the rights of mineral owners," Goehring said. “When completed, this project by itself has the potential to reduce most of the flaring of natural gas in our state.  That’s real progress and good news for North Dakota.”
 
The value-added manufacturing plant will tap into North Dakota’s abundant supplies of liquid natural gas to source ethane.  The facility will convert ethane gas to low density and high density plastics which are used to make a wide range of end products for consumers and industry.  The facility will be able to produce 1.5 million metric tons of polyethylene, or 3.3 billion pounds annually, and will employ 500 highly trained people in manufacturing, marketing, administrative, safety, financial and executive positions. The project will take at least three years for full development.
 
“This is a good example of what we can accomplish by adding value to our energy resources,” Stenehjem said. “This plant will not only help us reduce the flaring of natural gas, but it will also create new, high-paying jobs and further diversify our state economy.”
 
Badlands intends to market the majority of the polyethylene products domestically, but product will also find its way to markets in Asia, South America and Europe.  Project developers say that the plant’s location in North Dakota will enable them to efficiently ship to world markets from the Pacific Northwest and from Atlantic ports.
 
“Badlands is proud to bring this manufacturing facility to North Dakota,” Gilliam said. “We are committed to maximizing the value of Bakken ethane for producers, their midstream partners and all gas processors. This facility is the solution needed to add value to North Dakota’s ethane supply and make it a commercially marketable product.  In doing so, there will actually be a market advantage for North Dakota polyethylene products.
 
“North Dakota elected officials and agencies have provided Badlands with by far the most business-friendly and pro-development environment in the United States, Gilliam said. “We have been fortunate to attract many of North Dakota’s leading business and community leaders as Badlands investors, and we continue to discuss debt and equity capital markets needs with major financial institutions.”
 
In developing the world-class manufacturing plant, Badlands is working with two strategic partners, Tecnicas Reunidas, or “TR” (www.tecnicasreunidas.es), which is based in Madrid, Spain, as well as Vinmar Projects (www.vinmar.com/projects/) of Houston, Texas. TR, one of the largest petrochemicals and polymers contractors in the world, is completing a preliminary engineering analysis for Badlands. This work is scheduled for completion in 2014 and will include technology evaluations, engineering and planning, and final site selection. 
 
Vinmar provides services in support of project finance for the development partners.  Vinmar and Badlands have signed a mutually binding, 15-year memorandum of understanding for 100 percent of the polyethylene to be produced by the Badlands project. 
 
Badlands NGL, LLC is a Delaware limited liability company. Principals and strategic partners of Badlands have considerable experience in development, construction and management of operations that convert natural gas liquid into polyolefin products.

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          Research ND Awards Funding Requests Totaling $733,256   
By ND Commerce
The North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission awarded funding requests for six Venture Grants and one Research ND Grant totaling $733,256 at its meetings held September 19, 2014.
 
Research ND promotes the development and commercialization of products and processes through industry/university research partnerships. Research ND provides matching funds to help companies pay for the university research.
 
Through Research ND and Research ND BIO, firms have the opportunity to leverage their research, development and commercialization funds and gain access to the creative talents and extensive research base of North Dakota’s Research Universities. Research ND and Research ND BIO matching funds are awarded on a competitive basis for projects based on proposals submitted jointly by researchers from a North Dakota research university and a private sector partner.
 
The Venture Grant Program is designed to help move university-developed technology into the marketplace through startup or spinout companies. The Venture Grant Program provides seed grants and matching funds to facilitate startup and spinout companies’ use of university technology.
 
The following awarded requests were funded:
 
Research ND
 
  • UND Mechanical Engineering in partnership with Technology Applications Group was awarded $34,073 to further characterize and modify the company’s coatings for applications in additional markets.
Venture Grant Program
 
  • NDSU Civil and Environmental Engineering was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market of potential iron cross-linked alginate beads for phosphate removal from water bodies and the subsequent use of the phosphate containing beads as a slow release fertilizer.
 
  • NDSU Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering was awarded $99,214 to further develop the ability replicate specific human bone using 3D printing. The project will address the feasibility and market potential of producing human bone with specific characteristics (e.g. age, gender, bone density) for use in research settings.
 
  • NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market potential of the use of nanospheres in paints and coatings to increase the anti-corrosion properties of the paint when applied to metal.
 
  • NDSU Mechanical Engineering was awarded $99,969 to address the feasibility and market potential of new sensor technology to directly measure the soil environment. The sensors would be deployed during planting and are produced from renewable environmentally-safe materials.
 
  • NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry was awarded $100,000 to address the feasibility and market potential of the use of inhibitor of gamma herpes viruses as a potential therapeutic agent. The Epstein-Barr virus (a gamma herpes virus) is one of the most common viruses in humans, is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis and is associated with several forms of cancer including Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Burkitt’s lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
 
  • NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials in partnership with Renuvix was awarded $200,000 to scale up production of novel resins and polymers derived from plant oils and sugars for commercial use. 
The next deadline Research ND and Research ND BIO applications is November 21, 2014.
 
The overall goal of Research ND, Research ND BIO, FAST Track and the Venture Grant programs is to have a long term positive economic impact on the State and Private Sector through various means including, but not limited to; economic diversification, improved production factors, and the development of new markets. For additional information, please visit www.ResearchND.com.  

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          Economic Development: Workforce Campaign Shows Promising Early Results   
By Prairie Business
North Dakota continues to have the lowest unemployment rate in the country with literally thousands of jobs available in high-demand industries like health care, technology, construction, energy, agriculture, transportation, engineering, management, retail and many others. We have great schools, family-friendly communities and wide-open spaces with endless options for outdoor recreation, as well as excellent arts, culture and retail opportunities across the state.

The Find the Good Life in North Dakota initiative is a workforce recruitment campaign started by the North Dakota Economic Development Foundation. It is a private/public sector-funded program designed to help solve the greatest challenge facing our business community: workforce development, recruitment and retention. The goal of the program is to attract permanent workers and their families to North Dakota so we have the workforce we need to support our state’s healthy economy and business growth.

The initiative will use a variety of traditional, digital and nontraditional marketing tactics to reach each of the target audiences. Tactics include:

• Paid digital advertising to reach targeted job seekers in other states.

• Visiting military bases, job fairs and college campuses to promote North Dakota and the opportunities available.

• Targeted digital and traditional media in-state to encourage residents to invite their friends and families to move here.

• Educating new North Dakota residents and temporary workers to the benefits of making our state their home.

• Media relations to increase awareness of the opportunities our state has and to enhance the image of North Dakota as an attractive place to live.

The initiative, which launched in March, has shown promising initial results. The FindtheGoodLifeinNorthDakota.com website has attracted over 50,000 unique visitors and JobsND.com has more than 142,000 new users since mid-May. The digital campaign has resulted in over 23 million impressions. We have heard from a number of employers who have hired employees as a direct result of hiring events. Transitioning military has also indicated that they will be looking in the next six to nine months for North Dakota opportunities.

Businesses are asked to consider joining in efforts to improve awareness of North Dakota — our economy, jobs, quality of place and recreational offerings. Companies or individuals in eastern North Dakota interested in donating to the campaign should contact David Williamson at 651-485-8101. In western North Dakota, contact Terry Fleck at 701-223-9768.

 

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          Dalrymple Joins Bobcat Co. to Dedicate Acceleration Center   
By ND Governor's Office

Gov. Jack Dalrymple today joined Bobcat Company President Rich Goldsbury, Bobcat employees and public officials to celebrate the completion of the company’s $28 million Acceleration Center.   Located in Bismarck’s Northern Plains Commerce Centre, the Acceleration Center will serve as a key engineering facility for Bobcat and its parent company, Doosan.
 
“Bobcat is a great North Dakota success story and this Acceleration Center further positions Bobcat for even greater things to come,” Dalrymple said. “The state-of-the-art Acceleration Center will serve to keep Bobcat at the forefront of innovation while supporting local jobs and creating economic opportunities for our state.”
 
Bobcat’s Acceleration Center will support 175 employees tasked with initial design, engineering, prototype manufacturing, computer simulation and product testing. The center’s research and development teams will advance product innovation for Bobcat compact equipment and some Doosan heavy equipment to benefit customers worldwide.
 
Bobcat broke ground on the Acceleration Center in May 2013. The project involved expanding Bobcat’s existing building to include laboratory and office space, classrooms and product testing and demonstration areas. The Acceleration Center is a two-story facility that encompasses 190,000 square feet.  Employees also have 22 acres for outside testing and product development.  In addition to the Acceleration Center, Bobcat also operates an attachments production facility in Bismarck. In all, West Fargo-based Bobcat Co. employs about 2,000 people in North Dakota.
 
Among those who joined Dalrymple and Goldsbury at the center’s dedication were Sen. John Hoeven, Rep. Kevin Cramer, Bismarck Mayor Mike Seminary and Bobcat employees. The dedication follows a recent production milestone at Bobcat. On July 12, employees celebrated as Bobcat’s one millionth loader rolled off an assembly line at the company’s Gwinner, N.D., manufacturing plant. Bobcat is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of compact equipment 

 

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          Weekend Real Men engineering blogging   
Floating wind farms are on the way.
           A Coverage Analysis of Java Benchmark Suites    
Brown, Stephen and Mitchell, Aine and Power, James F. (2005) A Coverage Analysis of Java Benchmark Suites. In: The IASTED International Conference on Software Engineering, 15-17 February 2005, Innsbruck, Austria.
           g4re: Harnessing GCC to Reverse Engineer C++ Applications    
Kraft, Nicholas A. and Malloy, Brian A. and Power, James F. (2005) g4re: Harnessing GCC to Reverse Engineer C++ Applications. In: Dagstuhl Seminar # 05161, Transformation Techniques in Software Engineering, 17-22 April 2005, Schloss Dagstuhl.
          North Dakota Oil Boom Draws Female Job Seekers   
By SCTimes
WILLISTON, N.D. – A shift in the labor market has drawn more women seeking permanent work in the oil and gas industry, a manager at Job Service North Dakota in Williston says.

The total number of people walking into the downtown Williston office increased by 33 percent to 2,264 in June, according to data obtained from Cindy Sanford, the customer service office manager. The percentage of women seeking jobs has jumped by 65 percent to 804 women. Women made up 36 percent of the walk-ins who have registered at Job Service in June, according to the data.

“When the boom first started, all you needed was a body,” Sanford said. “Now companies are hiring for more technical positions like lease operators. There are also more retail and businesses in the community.”
Reasons for women joining the workforce include the fact that more families are staying in the community.
“This is an industry now,” said Phil Davis, the customer service officer manager in Bismarck. “It’s not just a boom anymore.”

The managers said more men than women initially came to the Bakken for drilling jobs. Men who have stayed here for 18 to 24 months tend to bring their families into the community. In the meantime, the oil and gas industry has sought out additional workers for production — lease operators, workover employees, pumpers and technical positions.

The combination of these factors allow women more opportunity to acquire high-paying jobs in the Bakken.
“Two years seems to be the make-it-or-break-it period. After that, men bring their spouse and families,” Sanford said. “Also, companies are not hiring for two-weeks-on and two-weeks-off anymore. They want local.”

Williams and McKenzie counties, in the heart of the oil patch, have less than 1 percent unemployment, but the two counties have vastly different amounts of jobs open and active resumes, according to the report. Williams, which includes Williston, had 723 resumes for 2,654 jobs, and McKenzie, with Watford City, had 94 resumes for 345 jobs the same month.

The managers says Williams County has more retail and many oil and gas companies have offices there. Watford City doesn’t have a Job Service office and people seeking employment often visit Williston to apply for work.

Last year, Williams County was ranked as offering the highest wages in the state with its employees earning $78,390 annually.

Williams County and Williston had population counts of 29,595 and 20,850 in 2013, according to state data. The largest employed are mining, quarrying and oil and gas extraction, with 13,406 employees. Management of companies and enterprises earned the highest average weekly wages at $3,974, compared with the overall weekly wages of $1,605.

The highest-paid occupations include management at $46.01 per hour; engineers, legal at $32.93; architects and surveyors at $30.44; physicians, dentists and nurses at $31.46 and computer programmers and statisticians at $27.08; according to the report.

Also on the list were teachers at $22.46; police officers at $18.94; carpenters and oil and gas roustabouts at $22.91; maintenance and repair at $22.33; truck drivers at $19.36; welders at $18.43; and farm work and labors at $15.55, according to the report.

The wages don’t tell the full story, however, because oil and gas companies offer per-diems and overtime to offset their starting salary base.

“It’s not always the money, it’s who you work for,” said Sanford, who has seen turnover rates as high as 45 percent. “Everyone was jumping to other companies for 50 cents or $1. Workers would say they didn’t quit their job, they quit their manager.”

Today, companies have a larger, more diverse population base. Management doesn’t just “take bodies” anymore, and the transition from temporary to permanent positions often require someone with experience who is willing to remain in Williston.

“They want local,” Davis said. “Loyalty goes a long way.”

As posted by: North Dakota Oil Boom Draws Female Job Seekers - sctimes.com
 

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           Toward an Infrastructure to Support Interoperability in Reverse Engineering    
Kraft, Nicholas A. and Malloy, Brian A. and Power, James F. (2005) Toward an Infrastructure to Support Interoperability in Reverse Engineering. In: 12th Working Conference on Reverse Engineering. IEEE, pp. 196-205. ISBN 0769524745
           An Analysis of Rule Coverage as a Criterion in Generating Minimal Test Suites for GrammarBased Software    
Hennessy, Mark and Power, James F. (2005) An Analysis of Rule Coverage as a Criterion in Generating Minimal Test Suites for GrammarBased Software. In: ASE '05 International Conference on Automated Software Engineering 2005. ACM, pp. 7-11. ISBN 1581139934
          NDSU Evaluating Unmanned Aircraft System Technology   
By Farm and Ranch Guide


North Dakota State University researchers are taking to the air to monitor crop and livestock research projects on the ground.

Several researchers on campus are working with colleagues at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center to evaluate whether unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) can be effective management tools in crop and livestock production.

“There is currently much interest in using UAS in agriculture,” says John Nowatzki, the NDSU Extension Service’s agricultural machine systems specialist and the lead investigator on this project. “However, there is little research to show that UAS can be used effectively or economically for crop or livestock management.”

Researchers are using UAS-mounted thermal, infrared sensors and cameras that capture image data at specific frequencies to collect data from fields and livestock at specified times.

The researchers plan to identify plant emergence and populations in corn, soybeans and sunflowers, and nitrogen deficiencies in corn and wheat. They’re also hoping the UAS can help them make early plant health assessments, and spot disease and insect damage symptoms, weed infestations and indications of moisture stress on irrigated crops.

In addition, they plan to use the UAS to determine the impacts of tillage and crop rotations on crop emergence, vigor and yield, and the impacts of soil salinity on crop yields, as well as monitor the dry-down times of individual corn hybrids to determine when to harvest the crops.

“The objective is to find out which observations taken from the plane can translate into immediate management actions, or possibly some observations may lead to corrective action for the following season,” says NDSU professor and Extension agronomist Hans Kandel, who is one of the project’s co-investigators.

Crop production researchers have identified at least 40 research trials at the Carrington center they want included in the UAS project, according to Blaine Schatz, the center’s director.

“On the livestock side of our research efforts, we will mostly be observing the beef cattle within multiple projects, and the observations will focus on capturing images that may help to determine animal health contrasts and animal behavior patterns,” Schatz says.

For example, researchers plan to monitor the breeding activity of the center’s beef cattle, count the cattle in pastures to make sure they are where they are supposed to be, detect animals that are ill so they can be isolated from the rest of the herd and treated as quickly as possible, and identify animals that are aggressive toward other livestock or humans so they can be removed from herds.

The researchers also intend to monitor animal temperatures and determine the feedlot surface temperatures of various bedding materials to mitigate stress from extreme weather conditions.

“The individual NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center researchers will collaborate with project principal investigators to select appropriate sensors and monitoring schedules for their projects,” Nowatzki says. “These researchers also will collaborate with ABEN (NDSU Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department) personnel to correlate the UAS-sensed data with the data collected on the ground for each project.”

The first UAS flights were on May 5. The Federal Aviation Administration gave North Dakota approval in April for the UAS test flights.

A Research ND grant from the North Dakota Department of Commerce and a North Dakota Soybean Council research grant funded the project, Nowatzki says. The Research ND grant includes matching funds from two private-sector partners: the North Dakota Corn Council and LW Survey of Duluth, Minn.

The University of North Dakota’s Center for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Research, Education and Training is collaborating on this re