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Add To Trip

API Endpoint: 
https://api-v1.addtotrip.co/
API Description: 
Add to Trip is a centralized white-label, graph-api platform where travelers can collaborate with friends and family on a trip via their website or application. The Add to Trip API lets users manage a social travel network including user creation/authentication, social notifications, geolocation searches, trip itineraries, travel related objects and more. With the API, developers can create trips; add hotels, flights and more to that trip; invite friends to join the trip via social tools such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; use geolocation to look up other user's trips and recommendations. The API also lets users create a social travel graph by relating objects to each other. Users can get information about travel-specific items such as restaurants, hotels, points of interest, activities, shopping, purchase history, and their relationships between each other and people. This functionality allows users to create believable recommendations based on where someone has traveled, their purchase behavior, and their friends. In addition, the Add to Trip API has a messaging mechanism, where any thread of messages can be related to any other API object. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are fomratted in JSON.
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          How to Write a Resume As an Older Job Seeker   
Resume advice is often oriented towards younger workers just entering the job market, whose most significant accomplishment may be their college graduation and who have likely had little substantial work experience. However, older job seekers re-entering the workforce or applying for a new job at an age after many of their peers have retired will face a different set of challenges when putting together a resume. As an older job seeker, you’ll need to indicate that skills from prior employment can be transferred to your new position, and show a familiarity with social media sites like LinkedIn.
          Prayers: Gay- and Drug-Party-Monsignor Identified   
Prayers: Gay- and Drug-Party-Monsignor Identified
No one is out of the reach of God.  Please keep praying your rosary for conversions
SOURCE
Media have identified the Vatican Monsignor who was caught red-handed during a gay and drug party in his apartment in the Vatican. It is Monsignor Luigi Capozzi (49), a collaborator of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, which is headed by pro-gay Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio who in the past made declarations about the "positive aspects" of gay couples.

Riposte Catholique calls Capozzi an "ardent supporter of Pope Francis". On linkedin.com he calls himself an "expert in canon law and dogmatic theology". Originally from Salerno, he was ordained in 1992 and belongs now to the Diocese of Palestrina near Rome.

In September 2016, Palestrina Bishop Domenico Sigalini complimented the two homosexuals who contracted the first gay pseudo-marriage in Rome after its introduction, "That two friends who love each other, have the same rights as any other couple is out of discussion.”

          Women Can Be Jedi Masters Too ... Entrepreneurs and Investors   

Women represent a small number of technology founders and investors but that is about to change. Using the Star Wars Theme I provide some statistics on women investors and programs that support women entrepreneurship, along with examples of women who making a difference. TEDxBayArea Global Women Entrepreneurs was held at LinkedIn headquarters to celebrate women leaders around the world on December 1, 2012
          Why Your Retail Business Needs a Mobile POS System   

Generating sales is, of course, important to every retail business. But while your focus may be on how to get more sales, it’s important to spend some time determining the best approach to handling transactions. Having a good point of sale (POS) system is a crucial asset for a retail business of any size. Without […]

            

          The Perks and Perils of Using Social Media in Career Building   

Perhaps you’ve come across a lot of reading on how social media can build a career or how it can help you land a job. However, while these topics seem to be saturated, only a few sources actually have discussed how social media can have both positive and negative effects on career development. Yes, you […]

            

          Account Manager – Szkolenia i doradztwo - VALKIR - Warszawa, mazowieckie   
Niezbędne narzędzia do pracy – CRM, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, Woodpecker, Calendly, Google Apps, laptop oraz telefon służbowy....
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          Celina Jaitly flaunts her baby bump in a beautiful bikini shoot   

Pregnant with twins for the second time, performing artist Celina Jaitly posed for a beautiful photo shoot in a bikini. The yummy mommy of 5-year-old twin boys Winston and Viraaj, took to her Instagram handle to share the photo which sees her gracefully posturing in a printed bikini on a pristine beach. Opening up about her pregnancy, Celina shared that she and businessman spouse Peter Haag were “initially shocked” yet were soon exhilarated when they got to know they were pregnant with twins once more.

The 35-year-old performing artist is in her second trimester and is due in October. In a recent meeting, the on-screen character likewise talked about how motherhood has helped her find a lot about herself and has made her “more patient, finish and sexier than ever”.

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          Malaika Arora shows off her sexy back in this sizzling picture   

Who can tell she’s a mother of a 14-year-old kid! Well, fitness crack Malaika Arora is undoubtedly one of the hottest moms in B-town. With her perfect figure and smoking hot looks, the performing artist resembles a million bucks even at the age of 43.

Recently, the model-turned-performing artist shared a photo on her Instagram account where she’s seen enjoying a breathtaking sight, displaying her curves in a black bikini with her hair tied up in a bun. She captioned the sizzling picture as, “Summer beckons”.

Summer beckons 🌞🌊🥝🍒🤸‍♂️

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Isn’t she setting major vacation goals?

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          Chelsea Sign 16-Year-Old Exeter Defender Ethan Ampadu   

Highly-rated 16-year-old Welsh defender Ethan Ampadu has secured a dream move to Premier League champions Chelsea from Exeter, the English fourth-tier side reported on Saturday. Ampadu, who trained with the Wales squad ahead of their Euro 2016 campaign, played 13 times for Exeter last season after becoming their youngest ever debutant aged 15. He has been capped at Under-17 and Under-19 level.

Exeter won’t get a transfer expense as Ampadu had yet to sign scholarship forms but are entitled to compensation, which they hope will be agreed in amicable fashion.

“Everybody at Exeter City completely supports Ethan’s decision to sign for Chelsea,” Exeter manager Paul Tisdale said on the club site.

“He had numerous options accessible to him and has chosen that Chelsea provides him with the best chance to develop the next step of his career. We wish him the very best of luck.”

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          GST Effect: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple watch prices cuts   

On the day that GST has gone live, Apple has reported a decrease in the maximum retail prices of iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac line of PCs across the board, with a couple of exceptions.

All iPhone models have gotten a value cut, beginning with Rs. 1,200 drop for the 32GB iPhone SE and going all the way up to a Rs. 6,600 reduction in MRP for the top-of-the-line iPhone 7 Plus 256GB variant.

Price cuts for iPad models range from Rs. 900 to Rs. 3,900, with the recently reported iPad Pro models additionally getting a reduction, even before anybody’s had an opportunity to buy them in the nation.

MacBook Air costs stay unchanged, but the 12-inch MacBook and MacBook Pro models have gotten value drops between Rs. 5,100 and Rs. 11,800. Mac Pro, which is due to get a big revamp next year, gets a value cut too, as do some iMac models.

Once again, recently refreshed Mac models have likewise gotten value cuts even before their availability in the market.

Top-end 27-inch iMac models and Mac Mini are the main ones who’ve been at the receiving end of a slight price bump.

Read on for a detailed look at how all iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch costs have changed.

Here’s a gander at how the iPhone costs have changed in India:

iPhone SE

Old MRP

New MRP

32GB

₹ 27,200

₹ 26,000

128GB

₹ 37,200

₹ 35,000

iPhone 6S    
32GB

₹ 50,000

₹ 46,900

128GB

₹ 60,000

₹ 55,900

iPhone 6S Plus    
32GB

₹ 60,000

₹ 56,100

128GB

₹ 70,000

₹ 65,000

iPhone 7    
32GB

₹ 60,000

₹ 56,200

128GB

₹ 70,000

₹ 65,200

256GB

₹ 80,000

₹ 74,400

iPhone 7 Plus    
32GB

₹ 72,000

₹ 67,300

128GB

₹ 82,000

₹ 76,200

256GB

₹ 92,000

₹ 85,400


 

iPad costs have been updated also, including for the new iPad models that were reported recently a month ago at WWDC. Here’s the updated list:

iPad

Old MRP

New MRP

32GB Wi-Fi

₹ 28,900

₹ 28,000

128GB Wi-Fi

₹ 36,900

₹ 35,700

32GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 39,900

₹ 38,600

128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 47,900

₹ 46,300

iPad mini 4    
128GB Wi-Fi

₹ 34,900

₹ 33,800

128GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 45,900

₹ 44,500

10.5-inch iPad Pro    
64GB Wi-Fi

₹ 52,900

₹ 50,800

256GB Wi-Fi

₹ 60,900

₹ 58,300

512GB Wi-Fi

₹ 76,900

₹ 73,900

64GB Wi-Fi  + Cellular

₹ 63,900

₹ 61,400

256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 71,900

₹ 68,900

512GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 87,900

₹ 84,500

12.9-inch iPad Pro    
64GB Wi-Fi

₹ 65,900

₹ 63,500

256GB Wi-Fi

₹ 73,900

₹ 70,900

512GB Wi-Fi

₹ 89,900

₹ 86,400

64GB Wi-Fi  + Cellular

₹ 76,900

₹ 74,100

256GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 84,900

₹ 81,400

512GB Wi-Fi + Cellular

₹ 1,00,900

₹ 97,000


MacBook costs have been cut by up to Rs. 11,800. Here are the latest prices:

MacBook Air

Old MRP

New MRP

128GB SSD

₹ 80,900

₹ 80,900

256GB SSD

₹ 96,900

₹ 96,900

12-Inch MacBook    
1.2GHz

₹ 1,09,900

₹ 1,04,800

1.3GHz

₹ 1,34,900

₹ 1,28,700

13-Inch MacBook Pro    
2.3GHz/ 128GB (Non-Touch Bar)

₹ 1,09,900

₹ 1,04,900

2.3GHz/ 256GB (Non-Touch Bar)

₹ 1,26,900

₹ 1,21,100

3.1GHz/ 256GB

₹ 1,54,900

₹ 1,47,900

3.1GHz/ 512GB

₹ 1,71,900

₹ 1,64,100

15-Inch MacBook Pro    
2.8GHz/ 256GB

₹ 2,05,900

₹ 1,95,800

2.9GHz/ 512GB

₹ 2,39,900

₹ 2,28,100


Desktop Mac costs have been cut also, with the exception of Mac Mini, which appears a value knock bump in the higher configurations.

Mac Mini

Old MRP

New MRP

1.4GHz

₹ 40,990

₹ 40,990

2.6GHz

₹ 56,990

₹ 57,700

2.8GHz

₹ 79,990

₹ 82,100

Mac Pro    
3.5GHz 6-Core

₹ 2,49,900

₹ 2,43,100

3.0GHz 8-Core

₹ 3,29,900

₹ 3,18,100

21.5-Inch iMac    
2.3GHz (Non-Retina)

₹ 90,900

₹ 90,200

3.0GHz

₹ 1,07,900

₹ 1,06,400

3.4GHz

₹ 1,24,900

₹ 1,23,700

27-Inch iMac    
3.4GHz

₹ 1,48,900

₹ 1,47,400

3.5GHz

₹ 1,65,900

₹ 1,66,000

3.8GHz

₹ 1,89,900

₹ 1,90,400


Finally, Apple Watch models have gotten a value cut too:

Apple Watch

Old MRP

New MRP

Apple Watch (Series 1)

₹ 23,900

₹ 22,900

Apple Watch (Series 2)

₹ 32,900

₹ 31,600

Apple Watch Nike+

₹ 32,900

₹ 31,600

Apple Watch Edition

₹ 1,10,900

₹ 1,05,700

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          Parineeti Chopra will star inverse Akshay Kumar in ‘Namastey London’ sequel?   

Recently, Parineeti Chopra was spotted at a suburban location with “Queen” well known director Vikas Bahl. The meeting sent bits of gossip mills abuzz with the reports of a possible collaboration between the two. Reports suggested that Parineeti is in converses with the filmmaker on a project that stars Hrithik Roshan.

However, when Parineeti was asked if she is wanting to work with the filmmaker, the on-screen character rushed to quip, “It’s not true. Nowadays whenever we meet in Bandra for lunch, individuals think we will come out only after signing the film. However, it doesn’t work that. I just went to meet Vikas for some other work. But I trust he is beginning his film and I want him him all the best.”

Ranbir and my personal equation is between us says Katrina Kaif

There are additionally reports that suggest Parineeti has signed on to do the sequel of Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Namastey London’. When questioned her about the same, Parineeti stated, “I will declare my next film next week. Aside from ‘Golmaal 4’, that is the one film I am doing.”

Throwing light on ‘Golmaal Again’ that the on-screen character is currently shooting, Parineeti finished up, “I am working on such a big project for the first time and I am extremely energized. It has a huge star cast and Rohit (Shetty) himself is a star director so it has been a very different experience. It’s a very different film from the ones I’ve done before. So fingers crossed. There is still a lot of shooting left. We will continue from tomorrow and are preparing for Diwali release.”

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          Ranbir and my personal equation is between us says Katrina Kaif   

Reported in 2014, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s crumbling relationship was expressed responsible for the constant delays and change in schedules of their upcoming film ‘Jagga Jasoos’. As the film is good to go to release this month, Katrina and Ranbir, keeping their differences aside have come together as thorough professionals to promote the film to the best of their abilities.

However, there are reports of constant fights and differences between Ranbir and Katrina that continue doing rounds. There are likewise reports that suggest the two are putting up a facade of friendship just for the media to interpret it as all is well between them.

With reports of the two taking constant gigs at each other making rounds, clearing the air Katrina said, “Our personal equation is between us, individuals can analyse it as much as they need to. But they are never going to get it since I have always been a private individual.”

The performing artist additionally included, “What you get to see when we come in front of the media is the equation which we’ve had in our work space from the beginning. We pull each other’s leg, it is all fun and masti. This is not negative, it’s not bitter, we are not pulling each other down. This is our method for having fun. If I say in an interview, how obnoxious he is, and who might need to work with him, it’s a joke. Ranbir and I have always had this tu-tu main-main relationship at work — it keeps up the energy, the fun.”

Coordinated by Anurag Basu, ‘Jagga Jasoos’ featuring Ranbir and Katrina is good to go to release in theaters on July 14.

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          Here’s why Salman Khan sacked his bodyguards   

Recently there were reports of Salman Khan sacking a couple of his bodyguards that did the rounds in the media. It was alleged that the reason for the sudden sacking was because of their discreetly leaking  the information of the “Tubelight” performer’s whereabouts to the press.

Nothing wrong with Soha Ali khan wearing a Sari: Tiger Shroff

However, according to close sources to the information, it was found that the security guard misbehaved with one of Salman’s visitors at a recent event.

A current source uncovered to a leading daily, ” At a recent event, the gatekeepers were given the duty of the security of a handful of Salman’s guests. One visitor got into an argument with one particular guard over the latter not being humble enough to greet him. When the guard replied back, the guest got irked. He slapped the guard just to be slapped back, as the guard would have none of this unacceptable behaviour. ”

Another security guard who wanted his identity to be concealed, anonymously uncovered, ” We all were sacked because one of us had the guts to advise bhai to remove the guard at fault. Why should the others lose out because of him?” To which Salman angrily answered, “You’re talking excessively.” “Salman bhai is a good human, however his fluctuating moods govern his life. “

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          Hotel receptionist committed suicide in Jaipur   

A 35-year-old hotel receptionist allegedly committed suicide after jumping from the roof of his house under Sadar police headquarters area of the city late on Thursday night.

Married at 8, Rajasthan woman scripts NEET success story 13 Years Later

The deceased was identified by Sadar police headquarters as one Ramavtar Sharma, an occupant of Tonk who worked at a hotel in Jaipur. “He worked at a hotel in Gopal Bari, late on Thursday night he was seen jumping from the roof of his home,” Hanuman Sahai, investigation officer told to media, adding that Sharma was hurried to the hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

Sharma reportedly had vomited a few times before he went on the roof and bounced. “A shopkeeper opposite his room saw him jumping from the roof. The people informed the police about the occurrence and called up an ambulance to surge him to the hospital,” included an official.

His body was given over to his relatives after the post-mortem. However, kin of expired guaranteed Sharma died under mysterious circumstances; consequently, a test must be set up to investigate his death. However, the city police said that prima facie evidence and autopsy report suggests that Sharma had committed suicide.

“We will record the announcements of his parents and other individuals who knew Sharma. As of now we suspect it to be a case of suicide. However, we will carry out a comprehensive probe into the case,” a senior official stated, including that last rites of the deceased were performed at his native town in Tonk.

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          At least 546 Indian Nationals In Pakistani Jails   

At least 546 Indian nationals, including almost 500 fishermen, are languishing in Pakistani jails, as per a list the Pakistan government given over to the Indian envoy today.

The list was given to High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale under the Consular Access Agreement signed between the two nations on May 21, 2008.

The foreign office said the Indian prisoners included “52 civilians and 494 fishermen”.

It said the “step is consistent with the provisions of the Consular Access Agreement”, under which both nations were required to exchange lists of prisoners in each other’s custody twice every year – on January 1 and July 1.

The foreign office said the Indian government will likewise hand over a list of its detainees in India to Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

As per the rundown Islamabad shared to India on January 1 this year, there were 351 Indian detainees held in Pakistan, including 54 civilians and 297 fishermen.

The foreign office said 219 Indian fishermen were released on January 6 this year and included that Pakistan would release another 77 fishermen and one civilian on July 10.

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          TSDEECET 2017 Merit List, results announced, details here   

Telangana State Diploma in Elementary Education Common entrance Test (TSDEECET – 2017) merit list and results have been declared on the official site of TSDEECET 2017. The TSDEECET 2017 results are available on Tsdeecet.cgg.gov.in. TSDEECET 2017 is conducted by Department of School Education, Government of Telangana for applicants who intend to take admission into two years Diploma in Elementary Education (D.EL.Ed) in Government District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) and Private Elementary Teacher Training Institutions in the state. The hopefuls are advised to check the TS DEECET 2017 site for further details about counselling.

“The Ranks assigned in this Merit List are just tentative as they based on the data submitted online by the hopefuls and thus are subject to change according to the ‘Physical Verification of Certificates’ to be caused shortly,” said the results notification.

TSDEECET 2017 merit list: How to check

The TSDEECET 2017 merit list and results have been appeared on the official site in this order:

1) Result Lists of all Candidates – Medium Wise

Telugu Medium

Urdu Medium

English Medium (With Regional Language Telugu)

English Medium (With Regional Language Urdu)

2) Merit List of Qualified Candidates – Medium Wise

Telugu Medium

Urdu Medium

English Medium (With Regional Language Telugu)

English Medium (With Regional Language Urdu)

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          Married at 8, Rajasthan woman scripts NEET success story 13 Years Later   

She was married off at the young age of eight, however that never deterred Rupa Yadav from pursuing her dream of turning into a doctor. Presently 21, she has secured an all-India rank of 2,612 – scoring 603 marks in the current year’s National Eligibility and Entrance Test (NEET).

Boy injured because of monkeys fight in Ajmer

Her husband and brother by marriage, both ranchers, additionally supported her all along, even driving an auto to meet the education costs, disregarding villagers’ disparaging remarks.

Born into a poverty-ridden farmer’s home in Kareri town of Jaipur region, Ms Yadav, then a student of class III, and her senior sister Rukma, were married to Shankarlal, who was then 12, and his elder sibling Babulal, respectively.

After her class X exams, in which she scored 84% marks, her better half and brother -in-law helped her continue her studies.

Ms Yadav continued to excel again scoring 84% in class XII exam, and managed household chores at the same time.

The same year, she enlisted herself for a B Sc course and furthermore showed up for the AIPMT examination, securing an all India rank of 23,000. “Despite the fact that I didn’t qualify for a good government medical college, the AIPMT marks encouraged my better half and brother – in-law to send me to Kota for preparing for MBBS entrance test,” Ms Yadav said.

A year ago she showed up for NEET yet fell short of achieving her goal. The next year, with a scholarship from her coaching institute, she at last cleared the hurdle.

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          Pindi Chana Recipe   
Ingredients:

 

1 cup chickpeas ( kabuli chana)
1 tea bag
2 Brown Cardamom (Badi Elaichi)
2 – 3 Cloves (Laung)
1 ” Cinnamom Stick
2 -3 Green Cardamom (Chotti Elaichi)
1 tbsp Ghee
1 tblsp oil
1 tblsp Pomegranate Seeds
1 tblsp Cumin Seeds
2 green chilies, slit lengthwise
2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp amchoor pwd (dry mango pwd)
1/2 – 1 tsp red chili powder
Salt To Taste
1/2 tsp garam masala
2 inch ginger shredded finely
1 onions Sliced
1 tomato sliced
Lemon wedges
Finely chopped coriander leaves

 

How to make pindi chana:

 

  • Soak chole/ chickepeas in water overnight or for about 6 hrs.
  • Cook the chole with salt, green cardamom, brown cardamom, cinnamon stick, tea bag, cloves and enough water in the cooker for about 20 minutes or till fully done.
  • Meanwhile dry roast pomegranate and cumin seeds and when slightly warm grind into a fine powder. Make sure you do not burn them. Otherwise chana will taste bitter.
  • Separate the water, reserve the cooking liquid. Also remove the tea bags and other whole spices.
  • In a big bowl add the boiled chana, dry roasted pomegranate and cumin powder, coriander powder, garam masala, mango powder and red chilly powder. Mix well to coat every chana. Add the slit chillies and ginger.
  • In a kadai heat the oil and ghee together to a smoking point and then add the chole mixture. Add the cooking liquid to get the desired consistency. Mix well.
  • Let it simmer on low heat until the oil separates stir occasionally.
  • Dish out the chana in a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves, onion and tomato slices and shredded ginger and lemon wedges.
  • Rawalpindi style pindi chana is ready and can be served.
  • Note: 1. To get a deep dark color in chole you can add few slices of dried amla.
    2. In case you forgot to soak the chole overnight, soak them in hot water for 2 hrs covered.
    3. Instead of tea bags you can use 1 tsp tea leaves tied in cheesecloth.

source: http://www.indianfoodforever.com/vegetables/pindi-chana.html

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          Navratan Korma Recipe   
Ingredients:

 

3 cups – Boiled vegetables (9 varieties-potatoes, carrots, green peas, french beans, cauliflower, capsicum, cabbage, bottle gourd, cluster beans)
150 gms – Grated paneer
3 – Tomatoes
2 – Grated onions
1 1/2 tsp -Ginger paste
1 1/2 tsp – Garlic paste
Salt To Taste
1 tsp – Turmeric Powder
1 1/2 tsp – Red chilli powder
1 tsp – Coriander powder
2 tsp – Garam Masala Powder
2 tbsp – Cream
6 tbsp – Vegetable oil
1 tbsp – Ghee
1 cup – Milk / water
1/4 cup – Dry fruits (cashew nuts, raisins)
Coriander leaves for decoration

 

How to make navrattan korma :

 

  • Boil tomatoes till tender. Allow them to cool. Then peel off the tomato skin to make puree. Readymade tomato puree can also be used.
  • Take 1 tbsp ghee and slightly fry the dry fruits for about 1 min on medium heat.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry onions and ginger-garlic paste till golden brown.
  • Add salt, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  • Next add tomato puree and dry fruits. Stir well and cook the mixture for 4 minutes. Ensure that the mixture doesn’t stick to bottom of pan.
  • Add milk (use water alternatively). Bring it to boil. Reduce the heat and cook until the gravy becomes thick.
  • Add paneer to the gravy and stir well.
  • Finally add all the vegetables to the above gravy and cook for 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve the navratan korma hot. Put cream and chopped coriander leaves on the navaratna korma decorate .

source: http://www.indianfoodforever.com/vegetables/navratan-korma.html

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          One Arrested For Duping US Citizens Through Fake Call Centre: Kolkata   

One individual from Kolkata captured for duping a few US residents from his fraudulent call centre.

The captured man identified as  Sharafat Ali, used to run the call centre alongside others and they used to act like Microsoft Corporation representatives to dupe the US subjects, a senior Kolkata Police officer said today.

Ali (33) was captured from the call centers  at Beckbagan Row, under the purview of Karaya police headquarters in south Kolkata yesterday, he said.

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Expounding their usual methodology, the cop stated, “They used to call US nationals through VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) acting like workers of Microsoft Corporation subsequent to downloading their phone data over web.

Ali and his aides would disclose to them that their system had been hacked and their data compromised, the report of which they got from the Microsoft system installed in the machine.

They used to then compel the US residents to hack up extensive measure of cash running from $199 to $300 which was to be paid online through Moneygram or Western Union for reestablishing the framework.”

A particular software ‘Team Viewer’ was utilized for this reason, he said.

CPUs, IP Phones, iPhones, laptops and documents were seized amid the raid at the call centre, he said.

A city court remanded Ali, an inhabitant of Ballygunge range in south Kolkata, to police custody till July 10.

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          Delhi University releases second cut off list, details here   

Delhi University (DU) has released the second cut off list and this year too beat top in the sought after colleges have already filled up. Lady Shri Ram College of Women has shut admission process for subjects like Economics, History, Sociology, BCom, Mathematics and Statistics in the unreserved (UR) category. Likewise BA (Hons.) Economics admission is over for the UR category at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), and the second cut off for OBC category is 95.75.

DU Second Cut Off List: Many Top Colleges/Courses Have More Than 95 Per Cent Cut Off

Cut offs for BA Honors English, Journalism, Political Science and BA Honors Psychology in Lady Shri Ram College for Women are 97.5 and 98.25 respectively. At Shri Ram College of Commerce, the cut off for BCom Honors course is 97.5. The same trend can be found at other leading colleges like Miranda House, Hansraj College, Ramjas College and Hindu College.

SRCC is one of the top ranked commerce colleges in the nation and has been in the spotlight for last couple of years for setting unusually high cut off for B.Com. (Honors). This year, however, the cut off has not reached the touchdown mark of 100% similar to the case in 2011. This year in its first cut off for B.Com. (Honours) and BA (Hons) Economics which was published on June 23, SRCC kept the marks at 97.75%. Read: SRCC Releases Second Cut-Off, 0.25 Dip For BCom Honors

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          Bus Overturns In Bengal’s West Midnapore, 2 killed, 31 injured   

Two people today were killed and 31 harmed when a speeding bus fell into a agricultural field in West Midnapore area, police said.

The occurrence occurred at the Radhanagar crossing around 10.30 am, a cop said.

The speeding transport, venturing out from Pirakata to Ghatal, took a sharp turn, slid, toppled and fell into an agricultural field, the officer said.

The police with the help of nearby individuals began protecting individuals caught in the transport.

They saved 31 harmed travelers and recouped two bodies from the ruined transport, the officer said.

Amit Shah arrives on two-day visit to Goa

The harmed travelers were taken to Ghatal sub divisional hospital.

While 26 travelers were dealt with at the Ghatal sub divisional hospital, five travelers were moved to a hospital in Midnapore town since they got serious wounds, the cop said.

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          Nothing wrong with Soha Ali khan wearing a Sari: Tiger Shroff   

On-screen character Soha Ali Khan recently instagrammed a photo of herself wearing a sari (probably from her baby shower), which turned into a big deal for the Internet. Social media trolls slammed her choice of outfit and said that Soha is ‘not Muslim’ – yes, since she wore a sari. Presently, at an occasion when Tiger Shroff was asked to comment on the controversy, the Heorpanti on-screen character stated: “Everyone has the right to speak freely. Everyone has the right to do or not do whatever they like. Soha is a respected performing artist and citizen. I don’t think she has done anything wrong by wearing something she liked but like I said, everyone has their own opinions,” reports.

Tiger Shroff is preparing for the arrivals of Munna Michael, his third film with Sabbir Khan. The 27-year-old performer was most recently seen in the Remo D’Souza-directed A Flying Jatt, which was not as successful as Heropanti and Baghi (both directed By Sabbir Khan). “I am very nervous. I have to return stronger after my third film. This is a big film for me,” he told to a news agency.

The love of family and friends is reason enough to dress up! 💕

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After Munna Michael, Tiger will get busy filming the Indian version of Sylvester Stallone’s iconic film Rambo. “I am very energized for Rambo because it’s probably the biggest film that I’ll ever do and I have big shoes to fill. The star like him (Sylvester Stallone) has given the green signal to us so, for that I am very grateful to him,” said Tiger.

Munna Michael additionally stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and newcomer Nidhhi Agerwal and is slated to release on July 21.

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          Deepika Padukone shares old picture of her with little sister!   

Deepika Padukone shared a precious old newspaper clipping on her Instagram on Friday, uncovering her affection for Hollywood star Leonardo Di Caprio.

She captioned the photograph with #flashbackfriday.

 

#flashbackfriday #MAJORflashbackfriday 🙈🙈🙈

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In the picture a 12-year-old Deepika can be seen with her sister Anisha, 7. The writer addresses the three-time Filmfare Award-victor as the little girl of ‘badminton champ’ Prakash Padukone and takes the reader through the children’s daily lives.

“Deepika and Anisha share a common fondness for Leonardo Di Caprio similarly as they share a room in their Bangalore bungalow. ‘It’s more to do with holding than space imperatives’, says Ujjala (their mom).”

The article shares that the girls’ pink-white room has enormous publications of the Oscar-winning on-screen character and his hit movie, Titanic.

AWW!

Madhavan’s latest pic is smokin hot, check it out here !

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          Passengers soaked as ceiling leaks amid delta flight, here’s the video   

Tom McCullough was making a trip from Atlanta to Florida on a Delta Air Lines flight on Friday when he accessed the in-flight shower. But he didn’t ask for it and the shower in question was the leaky ceiling. Mr McCollough and a few others were forced to sit in their seats during the course of their flight even as water dripped from the plane’s ceiling.

Recordings from the flight indicate Mr McCollough holding magazines to direct the water far from him. In the video, the pilot can be heard making the declaration for departure as Mr McCollough cheerfully holds the magazine.

“How much were these tickets, hon?” his better half inquires.

“These tickets were for $1,800,” he admits to his wife while still holding the magazines.

The recordings of the drippy adventure were then uploaded on Twitter by his child.

At least half a dozen travelers were soaked in the flight and since it was a completely booked flight, travelers couldn’t be moved anywhere else.

‘He sat there for well over an hour, the flight attendants were made aware of the situation before takeoff,’ his child told to media.

The flight crew reportedly didn’t make a move until the plane started its descent for landing when they just simply stuffed the roof with tissue paper.

The airline offered Mr McCollough a $100 voucher for the inconvenience.

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          Amit Shah arrives on two-day visit to Goa   

On Saturday  Amit Shah chief of BJP arrived in Goa on a two-day visit where he is planned to meet senior party officials to draw up a technique for the 2019 general elections.

Shah, who arrived at the Dabolim airplane terminal around 11.15 am, was gotten by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, state party president Vinay Tendular, among others.

The Bharatiya Janata Party national president paid tributes to Goan freedom fighters at the Martyr’s Memorial here.

Shah is required to eat with individuals from the decision BJP-led coalition bureau, and additionally meet his party’s MLAs.

Drunk driver injures 12 in Delhi

He is additionally slated to address different elected delegates of the BJP at a city hotel, before meeting local industrialists, hotel owners, chartered accountants, doctors and builders.

“He is in Goa to design the strategy for the 2019 general decisions. He will be looking for contributions from our MLAs and party leaders on the best way to get ready for the survey,” Tendulkar told one of the leading agency on Saturday.

Shah will inaugurate a party office in South Goa on Sunday , before making a beeline for New Delhi.

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          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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          Maruti Suzuki declares price cuts as High as 3 Per Cent   

The onset of the new GST (or goods and services tax) regime has seen Maruti Suzuki lead the way to declare value cuts across most of its wide range of products. In a statement the organization has stated, “Maruti Suzuki India Limited has passed on the whole benefit of GST rates on vehicles to its clients. The ex-showroom costs of Maruti Suzuki models have come down by upto 3%. The rate of reduction varies across locations depending on the VAT rates applicable prior GST.”

Obviously the rate varies by state/area because of the differing levels of erstwhile local taxes, however they will likewise change based on the segment. Small cars under 4 meters long with petrol motors under 1.2 liter displacement will be less expensive by 2.5%. Comparative length autos with diesel motors below 1.5 liter displacements will see a 2.25% drop. While those bigger than the capped engine capacity, yet under 4 meters will be less expensive by 1.7%.

Cars or SUVs more than 4 meters will likewise be less expensive by 8.6% and 12 percent respectively. While electric cars will be less expensive by 7.5%. Hybrids though will be more costly by 13.3% and Maruti has likewise commented on this, saying, “Owing to withdrawal of tax concessions on mild hybrid vehicles, the cost of Smart Hybrid Ciaz Diesel and Smart Hybrid Ertiga Diesel has increased.” We await the model and variant wise costs from Maruti Suzuki and different manufacturers. While most have shown that the new pries will only be completely available to us by Monday, July 3, Maruti guarantees to give the updated prices later today.

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          Drunk driver injures 12 in Delhi   

As many as 12 individuals were harmed after a apparently drunk driver hit them in west Delhi’s Tilak Nagar on Thursday night. The denounced was captured from the spot.

The occurrence occurred around 9 p.m. on a street prompting Balmiki Mandir close to the Block-12 Community Center when Anup Kumar, who was apparently drunk, slammed a few vehicles over an extend of 400 to 500 meters.

“Among the vehicles he hit were a scooty, a bicycle, an e-rickshaw, lastly a car. He hit eight vehicles taking all things together,” said a senior cop.

The vehicle stopped after it hit a car parked alongside a pole. A group had assembled in the interim, which beat the driver up and called the police.

The police discovered 12 harmed individuals at the spot, of whom one was a pedestrian. “Every one of them were taken to Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Tyagi Nursing Home and Mata Chanan Devi Hospital. They are out of danger,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (west) Vijay Kumar.

Two robbers detained after encounter in Uttar Pradesh

The police said that Anup Kumar, an resident of Krishna Park, was heading home from Hari Nagar.

“A driver by profession, he had dropped a few kids to a games complex in Hari Nagar on Thursday evening, after which he went to drink. He was headed home when the episode happened,” said a cop.

A case under Sections 279 (rash driving) and 337 (causing harmed by act endangering life) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been enlisted.

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          Some unknown facts about Shani Dev   
  • Shani is the son of Surya

Shani is the child of Surya (Sun god) and Chaya (son of Sun god). He is additionally the sibling of Lord Yama (divine force of death). As a fervent lover of Lord Shiva, Shani was given the expert to remunerate or rebuff individuals for their great and awful deeds. Shani is regularly feared in crystal gazing since when Shani torments a horoscope, the individual endures misfortune. Here are some obscure truths about Shani Dev.

  • Is Shani Dev lame?

A legend says Shani kicked his non-permanent mother as a young man when she was postponing to sustain him. Thusly it is said she reviled him to wind up plainly weak in one leg. This is however typical. Shani moves gradually in the horoscope (29.5 years to finish one transformation around sun) when contrasted with different planets and this is the reason he is said to be Mandha (moderate moving) or faltering.

  • What is Sade Sati

Shani has a long circle around the sun and takes around 29.457 years to finish one revolution around the sun. Amid each pivot, Saturn visits all the zodiac signs in progression. Thus, Saturn visits a man’s horoscope once in like clockwork influencing them for around 7 and half years. This is called Sade Sati period. In each individual’s life, this period will come a few times. Seldom a long living individual can confront four Sade Sati periods moreover.

  • Why Sade Sati Period is for 7.5 years?

As a moderate moving planet, Shani remains for around 2.5 years in a zodiac sign. The impacts of Shani in a man’s horoscope begins 2.5 years before the landing of Shani and goes on for a long time more after Shani leaves for the following zodiac sign. Along these lines altogether the time of Shani’s impact on a zodiac sign is for a long time amid each cycle.

  • Why Shani is black?

Shani is the child of Lord Surya (sun god) and Chaya devi. At the point when Shani Dev was in the womb of His mom, Chaya was dependably serving her better half Surya. Because of the searing warmth of Surya, the youngster in the womb turned dark. That is the reason Shani dev is said to be dark in shading.

  • Sun misunderstands Shani dev

When Shani was conveyed by Chaya devi, Sun god looked at the new conceived child so affectionately. At the point when the infant was so dark in shading like charcoal, sun god was put down and was vigorously frustrated. Indeed, he questioned that another person was simply the father of Shani since Sun god himself was astonishing white in shading. This uncertainty and abuse infuriated Shani and he reviled his dad additionally to hand dark over shading. Later Lord Shiva settle the uncertainty of Surya and discloses to him Shani ended up noticeably dark in the womb because of Surya’s own warmth. Later both Surya and Shani built up a decent common comprehension.

  • Is Shani Dev truly cruel?

Not at all like the well known errors, Shani is never merciless to individuals. Truth be told Shani is viewed as the Lord of equity. Probably Shani’s positions in horoscope can bring hopelessness and mishap. Notwithstanding, the reality remains that Lord Shiva has given Shani the duty of fulfilling or rebuffing individuals according to their great or terrible deeds. In this way Shani is just giving the products of individuals’ activities. Truth be told when a man atones for his missteps and takes part in great deeds, Shani will effortlessly get pacified.

  • Shani Dev is a great devotee of Lord Shiva

Chaya devi, the mother of Shani was an enthusiastic aficionado of Lord Shiva. At the point when Shani was in her womb, she took to a somber life given to the love of Lord Shiva is full confidence and dedication. The pujas she performed and the mantras she droned were altogether seen by Shani from the womb and in this way Shani was a conceived enthusiast of Lord Shiva.

  • Shani will not trouble Hanuman’s devotees

When Ravan detained Shani and tormented him. Hanuman protected Shani from Ravan. Hanuman was a decent train of Sun god, the father of Shani. Consequently, Hanuman additionally strived difficult to clear the misconception amongst Surya and Shani. Thus, Shani guaranteed that he will be pleasant to Hanuman’s aficionados and no hopelessness will each inconvenience Hanuman’s fans notwithstanding amid the sade sati period.

  • Black Color and Shani Dev

Amid Shani puja and keeping in mind that meeting Shani sanctuaries, individuals more often than not wear dark garments. Shani is dark in shading and in this manner wearing dark dress is said to appease him. Dark shading urad dal and dark sesame seeds are offered to Shani dev amid puja and are likewise given to the penniless to win Shani’s gifts. Fasting on Shani puja and Saturdays is closed by eating the rice blended with urad dal and sesame seeds. Sesame oil is additionally utilized for lighting lights for Shani dev. Notwithstanding, dark things, calfskin and iron are not obtained on Saturdays.

  • Shani Dev is pleased with a disciplined life

Shani dev is a strict slave driver. By watching severities, not drinking liquor and not telling untruths, one can please Shani Dev. Shani dev likes foundations. Offering charity to poor people, giving garments, covers and footwear to individuals, giving dark dairy animals and bison to Brahmins and the destitute are certain approaches to win the favors of Shani dev.

  • Shani dev is also worshipped in other religions

Shani dev is likewise loved by Jains and Buddhists. Truth be told, Shani dev is indicated riding a tortoise in Buddhism.

  • Shani’s evil looks started right at his birth

Shani’s looks are said to make hardship individuals. At the point when Shani was conceived, he threw his looks on his dad Surya and quickly the Sun god went into an overshadowing period. Consequently the conviction that Saturn’s looks are insidious begun appropriate amid Shani’s introduction to the world.

  • Shani dev’s identity

The term Shani actually implies one who moves gradually. Shani dev is said to limp while moving since his mom reviled him when he was youthful. The diverse names of Shani are Saura, Krura-dris, Krura-lochana, Mandu, Pangu, Saptarchi and Asita. The statues of Shani-dev are demonstrated wearing blue or dark dress. Shani is dark in shading and rides a vulture or crow on an iron chariot drawn by eight steeds. The weapons Shani grasps are a bow, a bolt, a hatchet and a trident. 

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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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          Amazing Monsoon Destinations in Asia   

Envision the cool rainstorm breeze shaking you in a sleep with you tucked into a comfortable cover tuning in to the sound of the raindrops against your window. The storm is a wonderful time. The clean and warmth settle and the rain divine beings remunerate our understanding with showers of help. With splendid, fluorescent greens all around that increase the draw of nature, the outside entice us to investigate, meander and delight in their appeal. Rainstorm mean hot cocoa and vivid umbrellas, petrichor and flying creature tunes. Goodness what a wonderland it makes! In the event that storm had a home, it would be South East Asia. This piece of Asia gets changed into a rich, green Utopia in the downpours. So whether its virgin rain-woodlands of Malaysia or the paddy fields of Indonesia, storms in Asia will make you go gaga for life in all its magnificence.

India

Rainstorms in India are frantic, tremendous and genuine in the meantime. They bring eminent grins, impromptu bewilderment and wash this magnetic scene with lavish green tints. All finished India, individuals experience the sweltering warmth of summers with just a single expectation in their brain; that the rain divine beings will be sufficiently caring to seem early. Such a great amount of relies upon the storms; the products, the celebrations and even the economy! What’s more, kid do the petitions work! At the point when the downpours come, they change the geography of this great country into something that is appropriate out of a legendary children’s story. A portion of the best places to visit in rainstorm in India are:

Kerala:

Rainstorm are caring to Kerala and favor this land with uncommon sights and scenes. Despite the fact that downpours are very substantial in this piece of the nation, they carry with them fabulous normal magnificence and a new breath of air, living Kerala up to the name divine beings claim nation.

Monsoon

Goa:

Goa is a heaven in downpours. The coconut trees move in a glad daze and the ocean is thundering and swelled with water. Despite the fact that you cannot take off to the shoreline amid this time, youll need nothing more except for a sluggish watercraft ride on the backwaters to appreciate the mysterious view. Can’t go to the shoreline in rainstorm? Try not to stress there are numerous different things to do in Goa in Monsoon.

Karnataka:

Karnataka winds up plainly splashed in excellence amid the storms. Waterfalls in Karnataka are an incredible sight in the times of July-August. Make a beeline for Coorg to sentiment in the midst of the espresso manors and waterfalls or to the compelling Jog falls in Shimoga area that move in jollity amid the downpours.

Monsoon

Meghalaya:

Home to Cherapunji and Mawsynram, the wettest places on earth, storms have an exceptional importance in this state. Shillong, encompassed with valleys, decorates perfect waterfalls and an all encompassing perspective of the moving slopes. North-east India with its untouched magnificence and virgin backwoods is genuinely a rain-darlings paradise.

Monsoon

Indonesia

At the point when there are storms in India, Indonesia is generally dry with light, discontinuous downpours that don’t come in the method for investigating this shocking nation. Indonesia, once the underdog of tourism, has since demonstrated that it offers amazing open doors for travel and touring. From one viewpoint Sumatra will entrance with its superb Lake Toba and on the other Bali will urge you to absorb its warm sun and delicate sands. That is the reason April to October is the best time to visit Bali . Jakarta is ending up being a shopaholics dream work out as expected and the Ayer islands are ideal for scuba jumping and snorkeling. Indonesia is unassuming, beautiful and brimming with conceivable outcomes!

Monsoon

Thailand

Thailand has an overwhelming rainstorm which is for the most part packed in its terrain. Storms shed the breathtaking exterior of Bangkok and despite the fact that the downpours here come to put it plainly, overwhelming spells, theres no chance you can avoid its appeal. The more secure spots to visit in Thailand amid the downpours are Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao where rain is less an aggravation instead of an enhancer of excellence. Prepare for amazing offers on lodgings and shopping amid this time and excellence like you have never experienced!

Monsoon

Malaysia

Malaysia is a standout amongst the most energizing rainstorm goals in Asia. It has everything; a virgin rainforest, stunning scuba plunge destinations, liberal retail treatment and even a world well known Orang-utan recovery focus! Amid the conventional storm period of whatever is left of Asia, Malaysia’s east drift is as yet dry which implies that its reality class shorelines are as yet available. So you can pick your enterprise: trekking, shake climbing, scuba-plunging or shop-bouncing! Malaysia is an explorers dream-work out as expected whenever of the year.

Monsoon

Singapore

Favored with two rainstorm, clamoring Singapore does not stop for any season! The main motivation to make a beeline for Singapore amid rainstorm is its observed Great Singapore Sale which offers mind blowing rebates, giving you a chance to look as chic and all around prepared as the Singaporeans so easily do! So go to this garden city to make the most of its total and find the incalculable liberalities and shocks anticipating you!

Monsoon

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          Two robbers detained after encounter in Uttar Pradesh   

Two criminals were captured after an encounter with police at Sakoti town in Shamli area, police said on Saturday.

Amid the encounter last night, five policemen got bullet wounds, SP Ajay Pal Sharma stated, including that Insar and Nafees were additionally harmed before being captured by the police.

The both were wanted in a theft and murder case of one Ajay who was shot dead on June 23.

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          Madhavan’s latest pic is smokin hot, check it out here !   

It would appear that ageing essentially adds to one’s beauty, well we have Milind Soman for example, yet from today the young ladies will have another illustration and that is performing artist R Madhavan. R Madhavan has stolen hearts as far back as Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, however the 47-year-old on-screen character is as yet living in the hearts of the women. And keeping in mind that his fans can’t get enough of him, the performing artist has uploaded a photo on Facebook and he looks damn hot. Look at the photo here:

What’s more, from the time his young lady fans have seen the photo they can’t simply quit gushing and blushing over it. Both Twitter and Facebook have remarks from Maddy’s young lady fans. Truth be told one of the comments on Twitter reads as ‘Adrak bana Tandoori Chicken, I can’t get over this pic… ” and there are some more comments, look at them here.

Jagga Jasoos coming out from my personal childhood memories : Anurag Basu

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          Terrorists holed up inside building in Kashmir’s Anantnag, Woman dies in crossfire   

A major gun battle is in progress between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag since early this morning. A lady was murdered in crossfiring between security forces and terrorists holed up inside a house in the area, police said.

“Security forces were fired at when they launched an operation in Batpora town after a tip-off about the terrorists hiding in a house. In the cross firing, the lady was injured and later succumbed to her wounds,” the police said.

Tahira Begum, 44, sustained wounds amid the encounter and was rushed to the district hospital, however she couldn’t be saved, authorities said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Brenti-Batpora early today after they got information about the presence of at least three terrorists including Basheer Lashkari, a top Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, who is believed to be the behind the killing of Kashmiri cop Feroz Ahmed Dar and five other cops.

The official said the search operation transformed into an encounter after the terrorists, who he said were using residents as human shields, opened fire on security forces. Clashes have erupted and there are reports of stone throwing in the area.

“Some terrorists are still stayed in the house. Efforts are ongoing to take out the civilians,” police said.

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          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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          6.0 earthquake strikes off Ecuador   

A solid quake measuring magnitude 6.0 struck west of Ecuador, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said Saturday.

The shallow quake was enlisted at 22:29 GMT, the office said. The epicenter lied right around 20 miles northwest from the coastal city of Bahia at a profundity of 6.2 miles.

Indian-American detained for shooting ex-wife and killing her husband

There were no reports of harm or losses.

In April 2016, Ecuador was hit by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that slaughtered many individuals, harming more than 12,000 and causing genuine harm along the nation’s Pacific drift.

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          Blueberry Crumpet   

Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations. Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms. So here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Blueberries 3 tablespoons
  • Blueberry jam ½ cup
  • Refined flour (maida) 1½ cups
  • Milk ½ cup
  • Salt pinches
  • Baking soda pinches
  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 7 teaspoons + ¼ cup
  • Yeast dried 15 grams
  • Lemon 1
  • Butter for greasing

Method:

  1. Bring milk to a boil and switch off heat. Add ¼ cup water and set aside.
  2. Combine refined flour, salt, baking soda and 6 teaspoons castor sugar in a bowl.
  3. Take yeast in another bowl. Add little milk-water mixture and 1 teaspoon castor sugar, mix well and set aside till the yeast activates.
  4. Make a well in the flour mixture, add the activated yeast mixture and half the milk-water mixture and whisk well. Add remaining milk-water mixture and whisk well into a thick smooth batter. Cover and set aside in a warm place for 1 hour to ferment.
  5. To make blueberry jam mix, heat ¼ cup castor sugar in a non-stick pan and let it caramelize. Add dried blueberries, mix and add some water. Mix and switch off heat. Add blueberry jam, mix well and put it back on heat.
  6. Grate lemon into it to get the zest and mix well. Add juice of ½ lemon, mix well and switch off heat. Set aside.
  7. Stir the batter.
  8. Heat a non-stick tawa. Grease a medium size ring mould with butter and place it on the tawa. Pour ladleful of batter in it, reduce heat and let the underside of the crumpet turn golden. Remove the ring, flip and cook till the other side also turns golden.
  9. Serve hot with blueberry jam mix.

Source: http://www.sanjeevkapoor.com/Recipe/Blueberry-Crumpet.html

Appam Manchurian

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          Ahmedabad: 2 Youths drown in sea, died   

Rajkot: On Thursday two youth from Ahmedabad sink in the sea at Nagva beach in union territory Diu. The departed were recognized as 20-yr-old Zubaid Arab and Farhan Shaikh inhabitants of Ahmedabad.

Indian-American detained for shooting ex-wife and killing her husband

Police Officials have further conveyed that, the departed and their two friends-Imran Shaikh and Altalas Taj— had went down to take bath in sea.

Though due to tide in the sea and uneven weather-Arab and Shaikh got drowned into deep waters.

Nearby saved Farhan from the uneven waters, but later he died in the hospital during treatment. Body of Arab was recovered afterward in the day.

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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.

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          Indian-American detained for shooting ex-wife and killing her husband   

An Indian-American man wanted for shooting his previous wife and murdering her husband was captured here, authorities said.

Sayantan Ghose, 41, was captured at a border checkpoint close Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Thursday and was accused of the murder of Clarence Wayne Harris II and an aggravated assault of Harris` spouse Amanda, police authorities said.

Agra: Minor shoots self dead after being scolded

The shooting was accounted for around 9 p.m. on Wednesday at a home in Mayhill Ridge Lane amid a contention amongst Ghose and the two occupants, ABC-owned TV channel KTRK announced.

As indicated by the League City police, officers found the assemblage of Clarence Wayne Harris II, who had been shot seven times, lying in the garage before the house.

Amanda Harris, Ghose`s ex, was likewise discovered experiencing two gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The police said that there was a party at the house and that sooner or later the man and lady started contending with Ghose, which prompted the shooting.

In an oath, Amanda Harris said she called the police right away before 9 p.m. She told police that she would make a citizen capture since her ex, Ghose, was at her doorstep.

The lady additionally told the police that Ghose had been stalking her for quite a long time. A bail of $150,000 was set for Ghose.

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          Don’t expect massive input tax impairment from GST: Anil Agarwal   

New Delhi: Vedanta Resources not suppose substantive input tax impairment following GST reforms. Answering to a query whether his corporation hit by input tax credit mutilation like ONGC due to the non-insertion of petrol and diesel under the GST reform, Anil Agarwal, Vedanta Resources Chairman, conveyed on Thursday subsequent to meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that, we are still learning the GST, but I don’t think the input tax credit mutilation is going to influence us like that.

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As declaring its financial year 2017 results, Indian Oil Corporation conveyed that it was looking at a stranded input tax credit of Rs 5,000 crore. ONGC representatives saw a ‘major hit’ from the mutilation. Oil India further added that it was looking at an impairment of Rs 175 crore. The oil and gas business approximations as additional indirect tax load with stranded costs around Rs 25,000 crore due to the non-insertion of petroleum products under the GST.

Responding to queries on the rising retrospective tax liability on Cairn Energy Plc, Vedanta chief further conveyed that, the Congress administration has put in retroactive tax, BJP is devoted that retroactive tax will not be there. I am working with Cairn Energy so they can come and make a resolution.

There is no point having proceedings with the Indian administration everybody should come and settle the case of retrospective taxation. At the gathering, Jaitely asked trade and industry spokesperson to guarantee that all advantages occurring due to execution of GST from July 1, 2017 are passed on to the customers in a transparent manner.

India’s Fiscal Deficit touched Rs. 3.73 lakh crore during April-May period

Commenting this at the gathering, Finance Minister conveyed that overall occurrence of tax regime following execution of GST will be less particularly in case of the customer’s goods than the current occurrence of tax, so, it is crucial on part of the trade and industry to pass on these advantages to the consumers at large.

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          Pinterest – коя е формулата на успеха?   

Usability + Shareability + Sociability - познати Web 2.0 съставки, но в нов синергичен ремикс

Признавам си, ако някой ми беше казал преди 2-3 месеца, че е възможно да се появи нова социална мрежа, която да направи за отрицателно време абсолютен бум в интернет и да се доближи до авторитета и влиянието на платформи като Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn или StumbleUpon, щях да отговоря, че това е абсурд. Pinterest обаче опроверга тотално всички, които мислеха като мен...Само за няколко месеца от един скромен Start up от многото в Пало Алто, уебсайтът им стигна до изумителните 12 милиона уникални посещения на месец...

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           Why are payday loans legal? Cashfloat releases a research summary exploring possible answers.    
Friday 30 June, 2017

Payday loans are a controversial topic. Should they be banned? Heavily regulated? Are they just legal debt traps? As a payday lender, Cashfloat is in the middle of it all.

Western Circle Limited, a premium payday lender trading as Cashfloat.co.uk, has released research (read it here) exploring the payday loan industry in the UK. The question tackled was: why are payday loans legal? Cashfloat brings together wide variety of statistics and information to provide a comprehensive view of the possible solutions for the payday loan industry.

Here are some key points brought up in the research:

Our own statistics say that well over two-thirds of our borrowers repay their loans early or on time, indicating that borrowers are fully aware of what they are signing up for.After payday loan were banned in some states in America, the numbers of returned cheques and the income banks made from overdraft fees increased.The current FCA regulations provide a safety net for the borrower, but are they enough? Read our analysis.

“This research brought up a lot of key points, and uncovered some interesting common misconceptions. The payday loan industry is one of the most hated industries, so it’s fascinating to look at it objectively, using statistics and external studies to uncover some truths about the industry. It’s an easy read, and I’d really recommend it for anyone with an opinion on payday loans,” says Elizabeth Redfern, head researcher.

What’s in the report?

Cashfloat begins the investigation with a look at whether payday loans are as unreasonable as they are often portrayed to be, and discuss whether they ever actually help people. Do payday lenders prey on the unaware? Statistics seem to indicate otherwise. Using their unique position as a payday lender, Cashfloat looked at their own data to see how people are coping with their loans.

The article then discusses the possible impact on individuals and the national economy of a complete ban on the payday loan industry. It points to various studies performed in the USA, where individual states each have their own regulations ranging from complete bans to no restrictions on the industry at all. This provides an interesting opportunity for many statistical analyses of the effects of banning payday loans. The results of these studies were often quite surprising.

Are there any suitable alternatives to an outright ban? The option of heavily regulating the industry is explored, followed by a discussion on how successful the current FCA regulations are in protecting the safety of borrowers. Read the full report here.

About Cashfloat

Cashfloat.co.uk is a trading style of Western Circle Limited; an FCA-fully authorised direct lender. The Cashfloat model is based on fundamentally good morals and very advanced artificial intelligence technology designed to help and protect people taking payday loans online.

Contacts

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kelly.richard@cashfloat.co.uk

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          Remote Possibilities: Where Mobility and Productivity Meet   
Five words or less(NewsUSA) - There is a revolution that has been taking place for quite some time in the business world, and it's changing the way workers use the telephone and companies do business. Chances are you've heard of it. It's called Internet telephony, and experts agree that, among other things, it has made office PBX systems obsolete while increasing employee productivity by allowing a very mobile workforce to stay connected to their business lines, no matter where they're working from or which device they're using. In short, this not-so-new technology is making the phone system digital in a way that takes advantage of the Internet and of any phone or computer attached to it. To that end, Switch, a San Francisco-based communications company, is taking the cloud-based business phone concept to the next level by creating a system that can be integrated with Google Apps and, most recently (and notably), Microsoft Office 365. "Work is a thing you do, not a place you go," said Craig Walker, CEO of Switch Communications. "We understand the value of mobility and giving people control over the tools they need to be productive, and Switch is designed with them in mind." For Office 365 users, this latest development by Switch can accelerate employee productivity by integrating with Outlook mail, Outlook calendar and LinkedIn. Users can log in with their Microsoft credentials, have their Outlook contacts instantly synced, have their calendar and email integrated so they can see the most recent shared emails and appointments when on a Switch call, and have instant access to the always-current corporate directory. Ease of administration is critical for a business of any size. Switch's design makes it easy to sign up in less than a minute using dropdown menus to let you set up a virtual receptionist for your company, set business hours to keep your cell phone from ringing at night or on holidays, record custom greetings, add department lines and more. "Regardless of productivity suite, platform or size -- your business can be an enterprise or a three-person shop -- with Switch your phone system and your experience is and should be the same: easy-to-use, scalable and with the flexibility of a true cloud service." The cost for companies of any size is a mere $15 per month per employee, including a free company number and unlimited domestic calls and texts. "Switch makes sense for anyone who realizes their business phone system that serves a desk is broken," says Walker. Visit www.switch.co or call 844-9-SWITCH to learn more.
          Donald Trump Undermines Neutrality of “Election Integrity Commission” with Voter Fraud Tweet   

Donald Trump undermined the so-called neutrality of his “election integrity commission” with one tweet screaming VOTER FRAUD. Critics warn that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was just a fishing expedition for finding cases of voter fraud, which have been virtually non-existent. Trump refuses to admit that he lost […]

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          Tracy Sin-Yee Tam Identified As Doctor Gunned Down by Henry Bello in Bronx Hospital Shooting   

Tracy Sin-Yee Tam has been identified as the doctor gunned down by Dr. Henry Bello in a Bronx hospital shooting on Friday. Bello, 45, pulled out an AM-15 assault rifle hidden under his lab coat and began firing at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, where he formerly worked, killing Tam and wounding […]

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          Rep. Ted Lieu Responds in Best Way Possible to Trump’s Whining Over States Rebuffing Voter Commission   

Rep. Ted Lieu (R-CA) responds in the best way possible to Donald Trump’s tweet about states’ refusal to turn over private voter information to his bogus commission led by Kris Kobach, who has a shameful history of voter suppression tactics. Trump tweeted:  “Numerous states are refusing to give information to […]

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          Silicon Valley's old boy power structure is getting toppled and the repercussions will be huge   

China slip fall soldiers

When Chris Sacca took the stage at the South by Southwest conference in March, the "Shark Tank" judge kicked off his talk by doling out cans of beers to the women sitting in the front rows. 

"We’re going to do this unlike Uber. The women get them first," Sacca said to the crowd of fans that would mob him like a celebrity afterwards. 

The beer stunt was a snipe at one of his early portfolio companies that had come under internal investigation for claims of sexism in the workplace. But now four months later, Sacca himself has issued a mea culpa, confessing that he "personally contributed" to making the tech industry "inhospitable for women" after being accused in a New York Times article of inappropriately touching a woman's face without her consent. (He later "disputed" the accusation.)

The apology from one of Silicon Valley's most visible and powerful venture capitalists comes at a time when the tech industry is confronting its shameful legacy of sexist behavior. It hasn't been a secret that women in technology face sexism, especially in venture capital where women only make up 7% of partners. But until now, the status quo went for the most part unchallenged and the offenders operated with impunity. 

That's why the events of the last few months are so remarkable. The stories of venture capitalists asking women entrepreneurs for sex or touching them underneath the table during pitch meetings have multiplied as more and more women come forward. And it's already having a profound effect. 

In the last month, Uber's CEO was asked to resign after a detailed investigation into harassment and bad behavior among employees and managers at the $69 billion startup. Another investor was forced out of his firm after initially denying accusations of sexual harassment from multiple women. 

Dave McClure, the leader of a famous Silicon Valley startup accelerator 500 Startups, was removed from the day-to-day operations after women came forward with allegations of misconduct. In one case detailed by the New York Times, McClure told a woman that he wasn't sure if he should hire her or hit on her.

Despite Silicon Valley being a place that's promoted itself as a bastion of progressive ideals and meritocracy, each domino being tipped shows that the sexism problem that had rooted itself in the boy's club of venture is worse and worse — and the old school boy's club of Silicon Valley is being toppled as a result.

The problem with power

The gender imbalance in Silicon Valley is well-documented, but the undercurrent of sexism and harassment that is its byproduct has been harder to pinpoint.

To be sure, some of the worst offenders have become "open secrets" among women entrepreneurs. There's wiki pages that list venture capitalists and tech leaders who have been accused of inappropriate behavior. And one startup accelerator, Y Combinator, keeps track of venture capitalists that have behaved badly — harassment or deal-wise — and cuts them out from ever getting a chance to invest as the startups leave its program. 

But it's tough to overstate the precarious path that must be navigated by any woman who wants to pursue the tech dream and create the next Facebook or Snapchat. 

Without having a deep network in Silicon Valley or getting into one of the accelerators, it's hard for women entrepreneurs to know who to avoid or have a support network to turn to if they feel like someone has crossed the line. Even if they do report it, they're often silenced or told to sign non-disclosure agreements so people never find out. 

Meanwhile, the men of Silicon Valley have continued to hold the power. Of the venture capitalist deal makers that fund the next generation of Facebooks, only 7% of the partners at top VC firms are women, according to a Crunchbase study.

And the money follows the same gendered lines. Women received $1.5 billion in funding last year versus $58.2 billion for men, according to PitchBook data. Just think, what kind of world-changing apps and tech products would we have today if women had the same opportunities and influence in the industry as men? 

Make no mistake: venture capitalists control the check books that can fund next America's innovation engine and too often it's been an old boys club that makes deals in hot tub jam sessions or all-male ski trips

The Trump effect

Yet the recent wave of women stepping forward after years of trying to shine light on the issue is finally crashing the power structure. 

Venture firms are scrambling to institute formal policies around harassment. LinkedIn founder and Greylock partner, Reid Hoffman, made a public plea for firms to sign the Decency Pledge to acknowledge that the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is the same as a manager and employee. (Yes, Silicon Valley is at the point where its dealmakers are finally publicly promising to be decent to women.)

The public apology from Sacca shows that no venture capitalist can go untouched, no matter how famous or how many amazing deals they've done. In some ways, it's the opposite of the Trump effect: the President was elected despite being on tape saying lecherous things. To this day, he continues to call out reporters and women for their looks. 

Yet the general revulsion to those antics has made Silicon Valley somehow look at its own secret shame. It's harder for an investor to say they are outraged by Trump's treatment of women when they're protecting their own peers who have asked for sex or rubbed a woman's thigh when they're supposed to be making a business deal. 

And while some argue that Trump's behavior has normalized this kind of locker-room talk towards women, in Silicon Valley, its greatest offenders are now getting exposed one-by-one. Venture firms have collapsed. Uber, the most valuable private tech startup, is undergoing a cultural reformation to save its company. Individuals like Sacca are making public apologies for their role in making tech "inhospitable" toward women. The Silicon Valley people and companies in powerful positions aren't immune like Trump has been — and that's only been more clear as more women entrepreneurs speak out against what's been up until now Silicon Valley's darkest secret. 

There will be more dominoes that fall, and more "disruption," as the industry finally comes to terms with this problem. But when the dust settles, you can be sure that the startups, products, and innovation coming from Silicon Valley will be stronger than ever.

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          Rumour – Blizzard lays off Titan designer   
Whispers suggest the primary designer behind Blizzard’s mysterious new project has been left the company. Massively thanks “Steve” for a report that John Staats has left Blizzard, apparently the victim of lay offs. The designer’s public LinkedIn profile still lists him as a senior level designer at Blizzard. Staats has been with Blizzard for more […]
          Broad Swath of S. Africans Meets on Nation's Future    

THE broadest spectrum of parties ever to come together for political talks in South Africa gathers here today to plan a resumption of negotiations on the country's transition to democracy.

Ten months after multiparty talks broke down, the groups are returning to the table with a new sense of urgency. Three months of bilateral talks between the ruling National Party and the African National Congress (ANC) have cleared the way for a resumption of full negotiations.

"They're back at the table at last and this time there are more of them and the chemistry is looking good," says a Western diplomat monitoring the negotiation process.

Today's meeting, which will set a date for the resumption of full-blown multiparty talks, for the first time will include white right-wing parties and radical black rivals to the left of the ANC.

Participants are expected to include 23 delegations from 21 political groups - four more than the 19 delegations that attended the Convention for a Democratic South Africa, which deadlocked last May after five months of deliberations. Wide spectrum of parties

Among the attendees will be the militant Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), which failed to reach agreement with the government in talks this week about the suspension of the armed struggle being waged by its radical military wing, the Azanian Peoples Liberation Army.

The right-wing Afrikaner Volks Unie, which broke away from the more hard-line Conservative Party last year, will take part in a six-party committee chairing the meeting. This marks the first direct involvement of a right-wing party in steering multiparty talks.

There is also cautious optimism that Chief Mangosuthu Buthelezi, leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), is preparing to put his full weight behind multiparty talks.

Today's meeting will be attended by chief negotiators rather than political leaders. A delegation from the semi-autonomous KwaZulu homeland could provide the mechanism for the Zulu king, Goodwill Zwelithini, to attend the next round of talks.

There is still disagreement over the boundaries, powers, and functions of South Africa's regions and whether they should be bound in a federation or a looser arrangement. But consensus is growing among the parties that the new constitution will need to provide for a high degree of autonomy for regional governments to prevent secessions that could fragment the country.

In the past three months, the ANC has made major concessions in the direction of a federal-type system and ANC leader Nelson Mandela has gone out of his way to recognize the principle of self-determination in talks with white right-wing leaders.

Multiparty talks, which could be held this month, must reach agreement on the powers and functions of a Transitional Executive Committee (TEC), an independent Electoral Commission, and an independent Media Commission that will have the task of leveling the political playing field.

The TEC, a multiracial super-advisory body, will function with sub-councils that will establish multiparty management of the security forces during the run-up to the elections. The three commissions should be established by June, by which time the multiparty forum is expected to have agreed on an election date.

"I think by the time we get to July it will be all systems go for the election," says ANC Electoral Commission head Popo Molefe.

The talks take place in the wake of the March 2 massacre of six school pupils in the violence-racked hills around Pietermaritzburg, which has served as a grim reminder of the bitter war still raging between supporters of the ANC and the IFP in that province.

The killing of the pupils has evoked national outrage across the political spectrum and Law and Order Minister Hernus Kriel has offered an $80,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu visited the bereaved community with other church leaders yesterday in a bid to calm political passions and prevent revenge killings.

Figures published Wednesday by the Human Rights Commission, a civil rights group that monitors political violence, indicate that deaths this year from political violence have dropped to levels well below the 300-a-month average for 1992. Coalition government

Today's talks will take place against the backdrop of an understanding reached last month between the government and the ANC that the drafting of a democratic constitution after the first democratic ballot will be followed by a period of coalition rule lasting up to five years.

The coalition government will include all parties that win at least 5 percent of the vote. According to recent polls this is sure to include the ANC and the National Party and is likely to include the PAC, the IFP, and possibly the right-wing Conservative Party.

"One could say that the real challenge of the ballot will be about whether South Africa can hold a peaceful election rather than who will win the election," says Larry Garber, an official of the National Democratic Institute in Washington, which helps run a South African voter education program.

The major challenge prior to the election will be to educate an estimated electorate of 21 million - about 16 million of whom are blacks who have never voted before - in the basics of democracy and electoral procedures.

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          LinkedIn Wishlist - Part I: User Generated Search Tags to Create Narrow Searching, Keyword Channels for Profiles, & Virtual Directory of Interest Groups   

This post is actually posted in February 04, 2008. Reposting the article here as a reference for my new upcoming article: LinkedIn Wishlist - Part II: LinkedIn Profile and Page Features.

LinkedIn Wishlist - Part I: User Generated Search Tags to Create Narrow Searching, Keyword Channels for Profiles, & Virtual Directory of Interest Groups

Dear LinkedIn,

Being an open networker, I always try to help my connection by forwarding relevant news, articles, resources, etc. in my network. To do so, I forward mails to the appropriate members in my network by searching them and adding them one by one. 

But, I think Other Filtering Option should be used to make the forwarding mails more useful by sending them to appropriate people. Currently, you can only filter by location and industry. But, there are many custom searches we can make in our contacts and group them as per our need.

Therefore, I would like to suggest User Generated Search Tags. Search Tag is similar to Blog Tags and Interest Group Tags in Blogger Profile. However this can be used to tag people with appropriate keywords. XING is already using this type of tags. You can actually use this tag for various purposes:

Search Tags for Narrow Searching

Use the tags for creating narrow search of LinkedIn connection. You can provide the tag option as narrow search for forwarding any mail. To create the tags, the users will do a people search and tick/check the appropriate people and write a tag for them. e.g. If someone searches for “SAP Developers” in people search, he will be able to choose by clicking on the check box on the basis of his judgment on the summary and then grossly mark the checked profiles with a generic tag, like “SAP Developers”. And when s/he wants to send mails to people within this search tag, s/he will be able to send it by choosing the tags defined by the user. Again, if anyone joins the network with similar People Search Attribute, then s/he will be automatically tagged.

Profile Tags for Keyword Channeling

You can use this User Generated Search Tags like XING, i.e. show it in their public profile. This will also automatically create Keyword Channels for the Profiles. This will enhance the Search Engine Rankings for each profile, since Google & other Search Engines like Keyword Channels (or simply Anchor Texts). You can also use Tag Cloud Option to show most popular tags in bold and least popular tags in plain text. I believe that Tags from people will actually represent what people are saying about you. And this will also allow members to top the Rank in People Search and establish them to stay ahead of the industry or Keyword Channel. If anyone is ranked 1st, 2nd or 3rd for the Profile Keyword Tag, then he can be rewarded with a badge. I believe that this will encourage people to promote their profile instead of their personal sites.

Tags for Virtual Directory of Interest Groups

If the tags are clickable tags, then you can virtually have Directories of Professionals channeled with Keyword Tags. Besides groups in LinkedIn, this will also create Virtual Interest Groups within LinkedIn, rather than an actual group. These tags can be further utilized for User Profile-based PPC Campaign like Facebook.

Update: This tags are more like the Google Plus Friend Circles that allows you to send updates to a specific types of people. When some one sends a Job notification for SEO Manager, it is pretty hard to find the right people and forward them the notification. If tags could be created through search, then people could have sent relevant message to the right people.

© of SEOPPCSMM.COM - Source: LinkedIn Wishlist - Part I: User Generated Search Tags to Create Narrow Searching, Keyword Channels for Profiles, & Virtual Directory of Interest Groups


          Бродяга из Сан-Франциско нашел работу разработчика в Linkedin...   
Фан работает в компании с апреля 2017, однако не теряет надежды довести до завершения свой первый проект, который принес ему «билет в жизнь». rabota.ua #работа.
          Sponsor ISM of Silicon Valley to Reach the Buying Supply Management Professional   

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An affiliate 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.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley (A non-profit organization)
http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org
P.O. Box 32156, San Jose, CA 95152 | contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/sponsor-ism-of-silicon-valley-to-reach-the-buying-supply-management-professional-522767.htm

Media Relations Contact

John Semanik
VP Digital Marketing
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
Telephone: 408-497-8042
Email: Click to Email John Semanik
Web: http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org


          Announcing the Global Supply (Chain) Management Subject Matter Expert (SME) Network   

Sponsored by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley

San Jose, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/24/2014 -- ISM of Silicon Valley presents its Global Supply (Chain) Management Subject Matter Expert (SME) Network. The network is complimentary to join and is open to anyone involved in supplier management. Individuals who work in supply management, supplier sourcing, supply chain, operations, supplier diversity, spend management, indirect or direct procurement are welcome to join the Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network.

By joining the Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network, an individual's exposure within the worldwide community of supply management professionals is enhanced with heightened visibility. Once listed in the SME network, online viewers can search for listed individuals by subject tags chosen by the individual. In addition to tags; the individual's LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and blog URL's are featured in the public view of the SME Network. http://bit.ly/SMENetwork

The Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network is a virtual and modern way to be seen within the worldwide community of supply management professionals. To join the Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network, go to: http://bit.ly/RegisterSMENetwork

If you or your company would like more information on the Global Supply (Chain) Management SME Network: Please email: contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

About Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
An affiliate 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.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley (A non-profit organization)
www.ismsiliconvalley.org
P.O.Box 32156, San Jose, CA 95152 | contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/announcing-the-global-supply-chain-management-subject-matter-expert-sme-network-522707.htm

Media Relations Contact

John Semanik
VP Marketing
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley
Telephone: 408-497-8042
Email: Click to Email John Semanik
Web: http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org


          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.

Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley (A non-profit organization)
www.ismsiliconvalley.org
P.O.Box 32156, San Jose, CA 95152 | contact@ismsiliconvalley.org

For more information on this press release visit: http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/announcing-the-new-institute-for-supply-management-ism-of-silicon-valley-515192.htm

Media Relations Contact

John Semanik
Director of Content
Institute for Supply Management (ISM) of Silicon Valley, Inc.
Telephone: 408-497-8042
Email: Click to Email John Semanik
Web: http://www.ismsiliconvalley.org


          MICROSOFT MVP AWARD 2017-2018!   

MICROSOFT MVP AWARD 2017-2018!

“Hi Guys! It’s Amazing! “

At a time when the MVP program is radically changing, I’m happy that Microsoft has renewed my MVP award #2 (2017-2018); In this case is the second consecutive award, for others I knew that unfortunately it has not been renewed.

At the time of "Social 2.0", I focused everything on my blog that I update often, I’ve registered my new domain https://robertostefanettinavblog.com and I have grown considerably both to followers and visitors (more than 1300% compared to last year).

I’ve also put some advertisements in my blog (I know that doesn’t like to my readers..), the proceeds from the ads, in addition to the payment of the domain (the domain has a cost …), will be given to charity (as always) to the institution I support and who deals with remote adoptions (I have 3 children adopted since many years…)

…… Thanks to ALL my followers and readers!

Thanks to Microsoft!

EMAIL FROM MICROSOFT @01/07/2017

 Most Valuable Professional
Independent Experts. Real World Answers.
Gentile Roberto,

Siamo ancora una volta lieti di assegnarti il titolo 2017-2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP). Come sai, si tratta di un premio assegnato ai leader delle community tecniche con doti eccezionali che condividono con altri una straordinaria passione, la competenza sul campo e l’esperienza tecnica dimostrando un impegno esemplare. Apprezziamo davvero il tuo incredibile contributo, relativamente a Business Solutions, all’interno delle community tecniche durante lo scorso anno.
Il premio Microsoft MVP ci offre un’opportunità unica di celebrare e onorare i tuoi notevoli contributi e di ringraziarti del tuo impegno all’interno della community tecnica. A dimostrazione della nostra gratitudine, ti abbiamo spedito un pacco dono con il premio MVP.

Di nuovo congratulazioni per il premio MVP.

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond
98052 WA
USA

THANKS “TO ALL MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS”!!!

MVP AWARD 2017-2018 ACTIVITIES

You can find a list of activities in my MVP page

https://mvp.microsoft.com/it-it/PublicProfile/5001957?FullName=Roberto%20%20Stefanetti

OLD post about MVP Award (posted last year, 01/07/2016)

https://robertostefanettinavblog.com/2016/07/01/nav-mvp-award-2016/

STATISTICS OF MY BLOG @01/07/2017

I love statistics … and today it’s a raining day… good time to calculate and show to my followers some stats about my blog.

MY SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT (ACTUAL)

My Blog https://robertostefanettinavblog.com

Blog FollowersReaders

– More than 1.600 registered followers

Blog Pageviews

– More than #2 Millions of Pageviews @01/07/2017

Twitter

– More than 1.100 followers

– @robstefane https://twitter.com/robstefane

Slideshare

– More than 10.000 slides shareddownloaded

https://www.slideshare.net/RobertoStefanetti/

Linkedin

– More than 2.000 followers

– A lot of sharing activities

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rstefanetti/

Youtube

– About Youtube .. a few of followers for now…. I need to work ti increment Youtube visits..

https://www.youtube.com/user/bobilcyb

Interviews & Reviews

– A lot of interviews and reviews of books for many vendors

https://robertostefanettinavblog.com/interviews-reviews/

Posting Answers on Dynamics Communities

– A lot of postsanswers in more than 3 different communities

– A lot of Product Suggestions (Dynamics NAV & Dynamics 365 For Financials)

MSDN

– More than 2050 points on MSDN

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/profile/roberto%20stefanetti/

– Some technical articles posted on MSDN Technet WIKI

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/tags/Stefanetti/default.aspx

GitHub

– Some codes on GitHub

https://github.com/rstefanetti

Activities for Microsoft Partner Network

– Some Technicals and Functionals requests for fixingimprovements on italian localization

https://connect.microsoft.com/dynamicssuggestions

My first free ebook about my best blog posts (2015-2017), download is available on Lulu.com

Roberto Stefanetti, My Dynamics NAV MVP Blog #1 (2015-2017)

http://www.lulu.com/shop/roberto-stefanetti/my-dynamics-nav-mvp-ebook-1-2015-2017/ebook/product-23145367.html

MORE VIEWED POSTS (LAST 30 DAYS)

WORLD MAP VISITORS

Best Countries %

SATELLITE MAP (thanks to NASA!)

ALEXA RANK STATS @01/07/2017

IN ITALY IN FIRSTS 15.000 BLOGSSITES….

OTHER STATS

“SOME STATS” from “Worthofweb” #1 website-value calculator (…estimated values by ranking)

http://www.worthofweb.com/website-value/robertostefanettinavblog.com/

BEST ITALIAN COMPETITORS BLOGSSITES (“FUN” COMPARE…)

Best Italian IT Blogger #72

Best Italian Fashion Blogger #44.050

……

And my Blog! #15.396 …nice score !

THANKS AGAIN “TO ALL MY READERS AND FOLLOWERS” !!!

Have a nice weekend!

Roberto Stefanetti [MVP 2017-2018]



          Media Values in Influencer Marketing – Earned, Owned and Paid Media Explained   
Owned Media includes all channels owned by the company or brand, like their website and service pages, blog, social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and the like. Example of Instagram brand channel On Instagram, for example ...
          RELEASE BLITZ: Venom & Steel by Melissa Wright (YA/NA Fantasy) plus Giveaway!   
On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

Release Celebration Blitz for
Venom and Steel
By Melissa Wright

Venom and Steel
(Frey Saga #4)
by Melissa Wright
YA/NA Fantasy
Paperback & ebook, 214 pages
July 1st 2017

Three seasons of peace come with a price.

It's dark night in the kingdom of the fey when the castle is attacked, and Ruby has gone missing. If Frey can't decipher the clues, one of her Seven might pay with their life.

But winged gods and high fey tricksters are plotting to steal more than a Halfling. Frey's high guard is torn apart, her magic too volatile, and in three moons, the fates will dance.

If she can't regain her guard and get a grip on her powers, the fate of the lands will rest in fey hands—but to do so, she must place her trust in one of them.


Excerpt

Prologue
The Changeling

In a three room shack deep within the eastern most valleys, slept a human babe. Its swaddling gown was thin, threadbare and second-hand, the color dull with age. To the young blue fey, it smelled like meat.

Fira giggled, tiptoeing across the uneven plank floor, and Fedrine, half again her size, pushed the fairy and hissed a warning to be silent. It was too rough; the smaller fairy rolled forward in her stumble, crashing awkwardly—noisily—into the makeshift crib. The babe screamed, jolted to waking, and Fira covered her own ears as she cowered below.

Footsteps sounded in the main room.

Fedrine grabbed the swaddled child and tossed it—bundle and all—out the window. As it landed softly in the tall grass, Fira cried out in protest, her tiny hands gesturing wildly through the air. Fedrine’s eyes narrowed on the other fey, their depthless black inspiring both a spike of fear and the thrill of the hunt. He motioned toward the naked bedding.

Fira smiled, and then crawled into the youngling’s crib.

When the humans entered their firstborn child’s bedroom, it was not the slender form of Fedrine they saw. The changeling fey had shifted, his skin going pale, the fur lining his neck curling into long chestnut locks, kissed by the sun. His thin lips were softened and curved, color dotting his cheeks. The only thing unchanged in him, was the endless chasm of his eyes. His head tilted down, hand snaking slowly over the soft lumps of what appeared to be their unharmed babe in its bed. It would look to the humans like a blessing, some angel of mercy come to show favor upon their child.

The human woman fell to her knees, shaking as her work-calloused palms covered her mouth. “Heavens,” she whispered through her fingers, bony and underfed as they were. “Heavens exalt us with this gift.”

It was clear she was waiting for some response, but Fedrine did not speak. The changelings had no words.

The changelings had teeth.

Other Books in the Series


Frey
(Frey Saga #1)


Unaware she's been bound from using magic, Frey leads a small, miserable life in the village where she's sent after the death of her mother. But a tiny spark starts a fury of changes and she finds herself running from everything she's ever known.

Hunted by council for practicing dark magic, she is certain she's been wrongfully accused. She flees, and is forced to rely on strangers for protection. But the farther she strays from home, the more her magic and forgotten memories return and she begins to suspect all is not as it seems.

FREE in ebook everywhere!

Pieces of Eight
(Frey Saga #2)

The story of Frey continues in this, the second book of the series.

After revealing her dark history, Frey is forced to join with a group of strangers whose pasts seem to intertwine with her own. She struggles to regain her memories and her full power, only to discover there is more danger on the other side. Except now, there is no turning back.


Molly
(Frey Saga #2.5)

Molly dreamed her whole life of living in a world of magic... until the day she walked into one. This short story falls between The Frey Saga Book Two: Pieces of Eight and the third book, Rise of The Seven.


Rise of Seven
(Frey Saga #3)

As Frey works to regain control of the North, a small silver dagger nearly brings her end. She raises her guard and proves her abilities, but another attempt on her life, from what appears to be fey, reveals not all are pleased with her return. If she could only figure out the force behind the attacks, she might be able to relax enough to decide what to do about her other problem... Chevelle.


About the Author

Melissa Wright is the author of the Frey Saga and Descendants Series. She is currently working on the next book, but when not writing can be found collecting the things she loves at Goodreads and Pinterest.


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          Pensieri sparsi #2   

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          News In Brief    

President Francesco Cossiga asked Prime Minister Bettino Craxi to form a new government yesterday, four days after he resigned as prime minister. Politicians expect him to resurrect the same coalition that fell apart over the Achille Lauro hijacking. Hopes for a solution to the latest of many government crises in postwar Italy apparently boosted prices on the Milan Stock Exchange. Shares regained two-thirds of the 6 percent they lost after Mr. Craxi's resignation.

The success of Craxi's effort appeared to depend largely on his talks with Defense Minister Giovanni Spadolini's Republican Party, which precipitated the collapse by withdrawing its three ministers from the Cabinet.

All previous partners but the Republicans have said they would join a new Craxi government. The Republicans set conditions that include closer consultation during times of crisis and clear definition of foreign policy, particularly on the US and the Mideast.

The Republicans quit over the decision to release PLO official Muhammad Abbas, whom the US accuses of masterminding the hijacking.

Mr. Cossiga's decision followed three days of consultations with leaders of the five political parties in the former coalition.

Craxi's aides said they expect the makeup of a new government to emerge by Thursday, when Craxi is to go to New York for a meeting of Western leaders called by President Reagan to discuss his November summit with the Soviet leader, Mikhail S. Gorbachev.

Politicians saw the Republican Party's move as a face-saving gesture in response to widespread criticism by the other coalition partners of its decision to quit. Public opinion polls showed general approval of how the government handled the hijacking.

Antigovernment protesters fired on in downtown Manila

Police yesterday fired on antigovernment demonstrators in downtown Manila who resisted police efforts to disperse them. Hospitals said a 17-year-old demonstrator was killed, and the official news agency said 27 people were wounded. The clash came after 3,000 protesters, mostly from farm groups, demonstrated peacefully in front of the US Embassy and were moving toward a downtown plaza.

The march was organized to protest government economic policies and US support for President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

Mr. Marcos ordered an immediate investigation of the violence, a palace news release said. The National Assembly will also investigating.

16 foes of apartheid plead not guilty in treason case

Sixteen leading opponents of South Africa's apartheid race laws pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of high treason, which can carry the death penalty. The accused, including senior leaders of the main internal anti-apartheid group, the United Democratic Front, also pleaded not guilty to alternative charges of furthering the aims of unlawful organizations, and terrorism.

Much of the evidence against them is based on speeches they made and songs they asked crowds to sing at meetings.

The trial formally opened in May, but defense lawyers have been battling for months to get more details from the government on how the accused were alleged to have acted treasonably.

Nicaraguan chief accuses US of `state terrorism'

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega accused the United States yesterday of ``state terrorism'' and said the state of emergency in his country will be suspended when the US stops its ``policy of aggression.'' Nicaragua last week imposed new restrictions on freedom of speech, travel, and assembly, the right to strike, and protection of privacy in the home and the mails.

Supreme Court to adjudge airline policy on handicapped

The Supreme Court set the stage yesterday for an important ruling on rights of handicapped people. The justices said they will review a ruling, challenged by the Reagan administration, that the government must guarantee the rights of handicapped air travelers. A decision is expected by July.

In other cases, the court:

Set the stage for a potentially sweeping ruling over whether property owners are entitled to be compensated when local governments prevent land development.

Agreed to decide what evidence is needed to support search warrants authorizing seizure of allegedly obscene movies.

Agreed to resolve a dispute the government says could force it to guarantee billions of additional dollars in bank-provided credit.

US withholding nuclear data about China, Cranston claims

Sen. Alan Cranston (D) of California, objecting to President Reagan's proposed nuclear cooperation agreement with China, charged yesterday that the administration has ``withheld, suppressed, and covered up information'' about Peking's role in spreading nuclear material. In a Senate floor speech, Senator Cranston said China has had either negotiations or nuclear trade with five ``nuclear outlaw'' nations that are developing atomic weapons programs.

Major tax hike needed to cut federal deficit, Stockman says

A major tax increase is necessary to reduce the federal deficit, preferably a value-added tax, former Budget Director David Stockman said Monday. In the five years of the Reagan presidency, great strides have been made in reducing the growth of federal spending, but the deficit remains a major threat to the nation, Mr. Stockman told the annual convention of the Food Marketing Institute.

US and USSR break off talks on resuming direct air links

The United States and the Soviet Union have broken off negotiations to resume direct air travel between the two countries in a dispute over giving Pan Am, the American carrier, a ``fair share'' of the market, State Department officials said yesterday. No date was set for a resumption, making it virtually impossible that an agreement could be reached in time for President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to sign at their summit meeting in November.

Sanctions on South Africa satisfy Commonwealth chiefs

Commonwealth leaders who wanted Britain and its former colonies to impose strong sanctions against South Africa said Monday they were satisfied by agreement over a less-stringent compromise package. The 49-nation group, whose meeting ends today, emerged late Sunday from five days of closed-door negotiating with a package of limited economic sanctions.

The accord provides for a nine-point package of immediate sanctions. Most of the measures, such as bans on arms and oil sales, nuclear cooperation, and discouraging cultural and scientific contact, have been enforced by many nations for years.

String of fires quenched in southern California

A week after brush fires cut a swath across more than 100,000 acres of southern California canyons under the lash of Santa Ana winds, the last of more than 20 blazes has been controlled. One man was killed, 21 homes burned, and at least six firefighters injured in the fires that began last Monday, many of them believed ignited by arsonists.

A photograph that appeared on Page 7 of the Monitor's Oct. 9 issue was incorrectly identified as one of Panamanian General Noriega. The original UPI photo was miscaptioned, and the man pictured is Gen. Rub'en Dario Par'edes.

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          Offer - DLB Vintage & Antique Rugs - USA   
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          De week op social: slimmer netwerken op LinkedIn, bots vinden in Messenger, redesign Google Nieuws   
Welkom bij een nieuwe editie van deze wekelijkse rubriek waarin ik je op de hoogte houd van de laatste ontwikkelingen in social media met het nieuws dat de afgelopen week opviel. Met deze week: LinkedIn rolt nieuwe netwerkfeatures uit, Google's software neemt je doodles over en rolt redesign van Google Nieuws uit, Facebook beperkt de mogelijkheid om linkpreviews te wijzigen, maakt de Messenger-assistent 'M' slimmer en maakt bots en bedrijven beter vindbaar en videochatten leuker, 
Lees meer over: De week op social: slimmer netwerken op LinkedIn, bots vinden in Messenger, redesign Google Nieuws.
          Migrants en France   
Calais : rixe entre des migrants africains
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 01/07/2017 à 15:25 Publié le 01/07/2017 à 15:19

Une rixe opposant une centaine de migrants africains, des Erythréens face à des Ethiopiens, armés de bâtons et de pierres, a débuté vers 13h15 dans la zone industrielle de Calais, indique la préfecture du Pas-de-Calais.
"Il y a un blessé léger mais l'intervention était toujours en cours", vers 15 heures, a indiqué le directeur de cabinet de la préfecture, précisant que des précédentes violences hier soir, toujours entre Érythréens et Éthiopiens, avaient fait neuf blessés légers.
LIRE AUSSI :


Niger: 51 migrants probablement morts
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 30/06/2017 à 07:14 Publié le 30/06/2017 à 07:13

Environ 600 migrants d'Afrique de l'Ouest ont été secourus depuis le mois d'avril dans le désert nigérien après avoir été abandonnés par des passeurs, a indiqué hier l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM). L'organisation a toutefois estimé que les 51 migrants portés disparus la semaine dernière, après avoir été abandonnés en plein désert sur la route de l'Europe via la Libye, étaient probablement morts. Les 51 migrants "sont (donc) présumés morts", même si "les corps n'ont toujours pas été retrouvés", a-t-elle dit.


"L'opération de sauvetage de l'OIM a secouru depuis le mois d'avril 600 migrants abandonnés dans le désert du Sahara" qui ont été hébergés dans son centre du nord du Niger, dans le cadre de son projet "Aide et secours aux migrants dans la région d'Agadez" (MIRAA)", a indiqué l'organisation. La dernière partie de cette opération s'est déroulée dimanche quand 24 migrants, dont des Gambiens, des Nigérians, des Sénégalais et des Ivoiriens, ont été rescapés par l'armée nigérienne et transférés vers un centre de transit de l'OIM.

Ces miraculés faisaient partie d'un groupe de "75 migrants" ayant embarqué à bord de trois véhicules à Agadez pour la Libye, et ont alerté les autorités de la disparition de 51 de leurs compagnons, désormais donnés pour morts, selon l'OIM. Les autorités sont retournées là où elles avaient découvert les survivants dans l'espoir de sauver les autres migrants "mais ne les ont pas retrouvés en raison d'une tempête de sable", explique l'OIM.

Fatoumi Boudou, le préfet de Bilma (nord) a assuré que des recherches effectuées par les forces de défense et de sécurité (FDS) "dans un rayon de 65 km" ont permis de "découvrir une seule tombe" à côté de laquelle elles ont trouvé "une carte d'identité d'un étudiant du Nigeria". "Nous sommes restés dans le désert pendant dix jours. Après cinq jours, le chauffeur nous a abandonnés. Il est parti avec toutes nos affaires, en nous disant qu'il reviendrait nous chercher dans quelques heures mais il n'est jamais revenu", a raconté à l'OIM, Adaora, une rescapée Nigériane de 22 ans.


Début juin, 44 migrants, parmi lesquels des bébés, avaient été retrouvés morts en plein désert dans la région d'Agadez, sur la route menant à la Libye voisine.


Paris: 1200 migrants autour du centre La Chapelle (29.06.2017)
Par Le Figaro.fr avec AFPMis à jour le 29/06/2017 à 13:55 Publié le 29/06/2017 à 12:29

Près de 1.200 personnes vivent dans la rue aux alentours du centre humanitaire pour migrants ouvert dans le nord de Paris, porte de la Chapelle, selon l'association France terre d'asile (FTDA) qui a été mandatée pour mener des maraudes.

"Nous avons décompté 1.178 personnes au cours de la semaine du 19 au 25 juin", a indiqué Pierre Henry, directeur général de FTDA, faisant état de "200 personnes supplémentaires par semaine". "Plus on attend, plus la situation est dégradée", a-t-il ajouté, jugeant une évacuation "obligatoire".
Le 9 mai, un peu plus de 1.600 migrants avaient déjà été évacués de campements insalubres installés autour de la porte de La Chapelle, dans ce qui constituait la plus grosse opération de mise à l'abri en six mois.

"Le vrai sujet est: que peut-on mettre en place pour éviter d'y avoir recours d'ici un mois ?", a ajouté le responsable de FTDA, plaidant pour l'ouverture d'autres centres humanitaires, ailleurs qu'à Paris. "Si rien n'est fait d'ampleur, on va continuer à gérer le bazar".

La maire de Paris Anne Hidalgo avait écrit au ministre de l'Intérieur fin juin pour lui demander la création de nouvelles places d'hébergement "sur toute la France", sans quoi "plusieurs milliers" de migrants risquent de camper dans les rues de Paris cet été.

FTDA organise des maraudes pour signaler les cas les plus vulnérables, à charge pour les gestionnaires du centre de premier accueil de déterminer les critères d'entrée dans le dispositif, a précisé M. Henry.

Les migrants, dont beaucoup d'Afghans, d'Erythréens et de Soudanais, se sont réinstallés dans des conditions d'hygiène et de sécurité déplorables, sous les ponts de l'autoroute A1 et entre les voies d'accès au périphérique. Ils campent autour du centre humanitaire, qui avait justement été ouvert en novembre pour mettre fin au cycle des installations et évacuations de campements en pleine crise migratoire. Mais faute de places où les orienter ensuite, le dispositif sature.

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Starbucks va embaucher 2500 réfugiés
Par Le Figaro.fr avec Reuters
Mis à jour le 21/06/2017 à 10:25 Publié le 21/06/2017 à 07:10

La chaîne de cafés américaine Starbucks a dit mardi qu'elle allait embaucher 2.500 refugiés en Europe dans le cadre d'un plan de recrutement de 10.000 réfugiés sur cinq ans dans 75 pays présenté fin janvier. Le groupe a précisé avoir commencé à recruter des réfugiés dans huit pays européens, l'Allemagne, l'Autriche, l'Espagne, la France, la Grande-Bretagne, les Pays-Bas, le Portugal et la Suisse.

L'initiative de Starbucks, qui avait été prise peu de temps après le décret, toujours bloqué, de Donald Trump interdisant l'entrée aux Etats-Unis aux réfugiés de sept pays majoritairement musulmans, avait été mal accueilli par certains aux Etats-Unis. Mais il semble qu'il n'y ait pas de réaction similaire en Europe, avec seulement une poignée de personnes exprimant sur Twitter leur désapprobation de l'embauche de réfugiés.

Ces derniers représenteront quelque 8% des effectifs actuels de 30.000 personnes de Starbucks en Europe. Quelque 1,7 million de réfugiés et de migrants, en provenance surtout de pays ravagés par la guerre et les violences tels que la Syrie, l'Irak, l'Afghanistan ou encore l'Erythrée, ont afflué dans l'Union européenne depuis 2014.


L'engagement de Starbucks en faveur des réfugiés "montre que des entreprises comme les nôtres peuvent utiliser leur taille pour avoir un impact positif sur la vie des gens", a déclaré Martin Brok, président de Starbucks Europe, Afrique et Moyen-Orient, cité dans un communiqué.


Hongrie: dix accusés dans le procès du «camion charnier»
Par Florence La Bruyère, correspondante à Budapest — 21 juin 2017 à 10:57

Un des suspects dans l'enquête sur le camion charnier découvert en Autriche, à son arrivée le 29 août 2015 au tribunal de Kecskemét en Hongrie
Un des suspects dans l'enquête sur le camion charnier découvert en Autriche, à son arrivée le 29 août 2015 au tribunal de Kecskemét en Hongrie Photo ATTILA KISBENEDEK. AFP 
C’est dans les environs de Kesckemét, ville située à mi-chemin de Budapest et de la frontière serbe que des trafiquants avaient embarqué des réfugiés dans un camion en 2015 pour un voyage mortel.

  Hongrie: dix accusés dans le procès du «camion charnier»
La tragédie avait provoqué une vive émotion en Europe. Le 27 août 2015, alors que des milliers de réfugiés affluent sur le continent, 71 personnes sont retrouvées mortes dans le compartiment étanche d’un camion frigorifique abandonné sur la bande d’urgence d’une autoroute autrichienne, à Parndorf, à 11 kilomètres de la frontière hongroise. A l’intérieur du véhicule immatriculé en Hongrie, la police autrichienne découvre les cadavres de 59 hommes, huit femmes et quatre enfants dont un bébé de dix mois. Ils sont syriens, irakiens, iraniens, et afghans. L’entassement des corps et leur état de décomposition sont tel que les équipes médico-légales mettront une nuit entière à les dégager. Les victimes, prises en charge par des passeurs au sud de la Hongrie, non loin de la frontière serbe, sont mortes d’étouffement dans des conditions atroces.

La découverte du camion charnier, ainsi que celle, quelques jours plus tard, d’un enfant mort sur une plage turque, provoquent une onde de choc en Europe. «Nous sommes tous bouleversés par ces terribles nouvelles, réagit aussitôt Angela Merkel. Même les journaux allemands ultra-conservateurs appellent au soutien des réfugiés. En phase avec l’opinion publique de son pays, la chancelière prend l’initiative d’accueillir des centaines de milliers de fugitifs en Allemagne.

«1000 à 1500 euros»
Dans le box des dix accusés comparaissant ce mercredi à Kecskemét, neuf ressortissants bulgares et un citoyen afghan de 30 ans, chef présumé du gang de trafiquants. Ce dernier, Samsoor L., vivait depuis 2013 en Hongrie où il bénéficiait de la protection subsidiaire, un statut proche de celui de réfugié. Il disposait de la complicité de compatriotes établis en Serbie, qui lui adressaient des migrants transitant par ce pays.
D’après les enquêteurs, le réseau de trafiquants a généré d’importants profits en convoyant de février à août 2015 au moins 110 personnes à qui il était demandé «de 1000 à 1500 euros» chacune pour passer en Autriche. Les gains étaient rapatriés en Afghanistan.

Le crime est «d’une nature exceptionnelle» selon le parquet hongrois (l’affaire est jugée en Hongrie, lieu de décès des victimes selon les autopsies). Le jour même de la découverte du camion charnier, les trafiquants ont transporté un autre groupe de 81 migrants dans des conditions identiques ; ces derniers ont échappé de peu à la mort en défonçant la porte du camion.
Le procès s’ouvre sur une controverse. La police hongroise aurait-elle pu empêcher le drame ? C’est ce que soutiennent des journalistes d’investigation allemands du Süddeutsche Zeitung et des chaînes NDR et WDR qui ont eu accès aux transcriptions des écoutes. La police magyare avait en effet repéré les trafiquants dès juillet 2015 et les avait mis sur écoute 13 jours avant le drame.

«Pas question d’ouvrir la porte du camion»
Le matin de la tragédie, à 6h16, le chauffeur du camion, qui roule encore en Hongrie, appelle un complice bulgare. «Ils font un boucan pas possible à l’arrière. A la frontière, la police risque de les entendre, qu’est-ce que je fais ?» Le complice appelle alors le chef afghan qui donne ses ordres : «Pas question d’ouvrir la porte du camion […] ni de leur donner de l’eau. Dis [au chauffeur] de continuer. Et s’ils meurent, dis-lui de se débarrasser des corps dans la forêt, en Allemagne».

Mais si la police enregistrait bien ces conversations, qui ont eu lieu en pachtoun, en bulgare et dans un dialecte serbe, elle ne les écoutait pas en live. «Les autorités hongroises n’ont pu faire traduire et analyser ces informations qu’après la découverte du crime» a indiqué à Libération Gabor Schmidt, porte-parole du parquet de la région de Bacs-Kiskun. D’après les données recueillies les jours précédents, rien n’indiquait que les migrants étaient en danger de mort. «Les autorités hongroises n’auraient pas pu empêcher ce crime, vu le déroulement extrêmement rapide des événements» ajoute Gabor Schmidt.

Le procès devrait durer au moins jusqu’au 30 juin. Aujourd’hui, les chefs d’inculpation retenus sont : trafic d’êtres humains, crime en bande organisée, et assassinat commis avec une extrême cruauté. Des crimes passibles de 30 ans de prison, voire de détention à vie.


Florence La Bruyère correspondante à Budapest

Anne Hidalgo interpelle le gouvernement sur la crise migratoire qui reprend à Paris (20.06.2017)


La maire de Paris adresse un courrier à trois ministres, dont celui de l'Intérieur Gérard Collomb, pour alerter sur une nouvelle crise migratoire qui s'amplifie dans la capitale, alors que 1000 migrants campent actuellement dans les rues du nord de Paris.

Avec l'arrivée des beaux jours, la pression migratoire monte à Calais, où un chauffeur est mort cette nuit dans un accident provoqué par un barrage installé par des migrants, mais aussi à Paris. Dans un courrier adressé vendredi aux ministres de l'Intérieur, de la Cohésion des territoires et de la Justice, Anne Hidalgo alerte sur une hausse importante des arrivées de migrants ces deux dernières semaines dans les rues de la capitale.

«Si ce rythme des arrivées se poursuivait sans augmentation du rythme des prises en charge, ce sont ainsi plusieurs milliers de personnes qui seraient contraintes de vivre dans des conditions indignes au sein de la capitale au cœur de l'été», explique la maire. «Or, la situation actuelle est déjà difficilement tenable en l'état.»

Un campement de 1000 personnes à Paris

Un campement d'un millier de migrants s'est de nouveau reconstitué dans le nord-est de Paris. En cause, la saturation des «centres d'accueil humanitaire» de la porte de La Chapelle et d'Ivry. «Environ 70 migrants arrivent chaque jour au centre d'urgence de La Chapelle, pour 40 à 50 prises en charge par l'Etat dans des Centres d'accueil et d'orientation», explique-t-on à l'Hôtel de ville.

«Les tensions à l'entrée du centre humanitaire sont désormais quotidiennes tant les frustrations sont grandes et les rixes se multiplient», peut-on lire dans le courrier d'Anne Hidalgo. Boulevard de La Villette, la file d'attente devant le plateforme d'accueil gérée par France terre d'asile «est en passe de se transformer en campement permanent», poursuit-elle.

La maire plaide donc pour la création de places d'hébergements supplémentaires sur toute la France. «Il y a une incohérence majeure aujourd'hui dans l'accueil des migrants», estime-t-on à la mairie. «Un migrant qui vient d'Italie doit aller jusqu'à Paris pour obtenir un premier accueil d'urgence, avant d'être placé par l'Etat dans des centres d'accueils qui seront potentiellement dans le sud du territoire...» Anne Hidalgo demande donc la création de centres similaires à celui de Paris dans toute la France.

Le courrier aborde également la question des mineurs étrangers isolés, dont le nombre a «doublé en un an». Actuellement, la quasi-totalité de l'effort de prise en charge repose sur Paris et la Seine-Saint-Denis. La mairie de Paris pointe l'absence de coordination des différents services chargés de les prendre en charge sur le territoire français. «Il apparaît aujourd'hui essentiel de nationaliser la procédure d'évaluation de la minorité et de l'isolement, et que cette dernière soit confiée à des équipes disposant d'une taille suffisante», indique le courrier.

Anne Hidalgo appelle enfin à la création d'une instance qui associerait les services de l'Etat, les collectivités locales concernées et les principales associations afin de «construire une réponse collective» à la nouvelle crise migratoire qui se prépare pour cet été.


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«Calais, c’est pas mieux que la Libye» (21.06.2017)
Libération
A Calais, le 15 juin, des hommes patientent près de la station-service où les camions font le plein avant de traverser la Manche. Photo Antoine Bruy pour Libération 
Depuis le démantèlement de la «jungle», la situation humanitaire des quelque 500 réfugiés qui errent dans la ville est devenue intenable. Les forces de l’ordre les traquent sans répit et les associations ont bien du mal à les aider.

  «Calais, c’est pas mieux que la Libye»
Calais, année zéro. Devenue depuis deux décennies un des principaux lieux de regroupement sur le sol français des exilés du monde entier, les côtes britanniques en ligne de mire, la ville du Pas-de-Calais vit un éternel recommencement. Bien que bunkerisée - on ne compte plus les kilomètres de clôtures et de fils barbelés déroulés à grands frais par les autorités - Calais reste un eldorado pour des milliers de migrants. Hier soudanais, irakiens ou kurdes, ils sont aujourd’hui principalement érythréens, afghans ou éthiopiens, à errer dans la cité, sans cesse traqués par des forces de l’ordre presque aussi nombreuses qu’eux.

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Migrants à Calais, la traque permanente

Spectacle absurde, aux premières lueurs de l’aube, de quatre CRS postés au bord d’une voie rapide et dissuadant quatre migrants, installés juste en face, de rejoindre une station-service où les poids lourds viennent faire le plein avant de rallier l’Angleterre. Calais, c’est un ballet permanent de silhouettes anonymes errant le long des bretelles d’autoroutes, un simple sac sur le dos. Des camionnettes de gendarmes et de policiers comme incrustées dans le bitume à certains points «stratégiques». Des discussions saisies à la volée, comme ces six militaires de l’opération «Sentinelle», racontant à la terrasse d’un café comment ils ont découvert, l’autre nuit, «sept Ethiopiens dans une voiture» au terminal Eurotunnel.

Novlangue
Il y a huit mois, l’Etat organisait, devant les caméras du monde entier, le démantèlement de la «jungle» de Calais, bidonville où vivaient près de 7 000 personnes. La majorité avait bénéficié d’un relogement dans un centre d’hébergement. François Hollande était président de la République, Bernard Cazeneuve ministre de l’Intérieur. C’était il y a une éternité. La seule obsession des autorités, depuis lors, est d’éviter la reformation d’un «point de fixation», pour reprendre la novlangue administrative. Envolées, les promesses de conserver un dispositif d’accueil dans le Calaisis.
  
«Cela fait huit ans que j’interviens ici et je n’avais jamais vu ça, soupire Vincent de Coninck, chargé de mission pour le Secours catholique. La politique renouvelée de Macron ? En réalité, il emploie des politiques à l’œuvre depuis quinze ans, qui ont fait preuve d’inefficacité et d’inhumanité.» La semaine dernière, le Défenseur des droits, Jacques Toubon, a dénoncé des atteintes d’une «inédite gravité», demandant aux autorités de ne pas s’obstiner dans ce qui s’apparente à un «déni d’existence» des exilés. «Peut-être que Toubon est devenu no border…» ironise Vincent de Coninck.

«Des rescapés»
Quelque 500 migrants survivent aujourd’hui à Calais. A part renforcer la répression policière, l’Etat n’a rien prévu pour eux. Pour demander l’asile, ils doivent se rendre à Lille et risquer les contrôles, voire un placement en rétention. Pour boire, manger, se laver, ils s’en remettent aux associations. Le midi, la distribution de nourriture s’effectue dans la cour de l’église Saint-Joseph. Le père Jean-Marie Rauwel, 52 ans, a décidé de mettre l’espace à disposition des exilés et de leurs soutiens. Il explique : «Avant d’être des migrants ou des réfugiés, ces personnes sont des rescapés. Pour une grande majorité, ils ont perdu des proches au cours de leur périple, morts en mer, dans le désert ou parfois lâchement assassinés. Rien que cela mérite le respect et un minimum d’accueil.»

A l’ombre d’un mur, Haben, un Erythréen de 17 ans, patiente avec ses amis, le temps que la distribution de ce jeudi commence. Ils écoutent des chants religieux chrétiens sur le portable d’un des membres du groupe. «La seule raison pour laquelle on veut aller en Angleterre, c’est qu’on a de la famille là-bas, explique Haben. On essaie de monter dans des camions tous les jours, jusqu’à ce que notre Dieu nous donne notre chance. Mais on est fatigués. Certains sont là depuis un an ou deux.» Du français, il ne connaît que quelques mots. Notamment ceux-ci, martelés par les forces de l’ordre chaque nuit : «Allez, allez, allez, on bouge !» La traque ne s’interrompt jamais. Les migrants en font tous le même récit. L’irruption de CRS, en pleine nuit, dans les bosquets et fossés où les migrants tentent de grappiller quelques minutes de sommeil. Les lampes torches dans les yeux, les coups de matraque dans les jambes, les «sprays» de lacrymo dans les yeux et sur les duvets. «Si tu restes trop longtemps à un endroit, ils deviennent très agressifs», résume Haben.

Juste à côté, Youssouf prend le relais. Il porte une veste de jogging de la marque Macron, car les dons, ici, ne sont pas qu’alimentaires. L’adolescent a l’air aussi épuisé que ses camarades, mais il a très bien identifié les forces en présence dans le coin. Ainsi, raconte-t-il, les gendarmes sont «OK, t u peux leur parler». Les CRS, en revanche, l’effraient. Il montre une plaie sur le tibia, deux autres à chaque avant-bras. «Ça, c’est la police, dit-il. Calais, c’est pas mieux que la Libye.» Un troisième Erythréen, Mahari, complète : «Moi, mes blessures sont juste internes.» Il montre sa tête.

Quatre heures plus tard, dans la zone industrielle des dunes. C’est là, à quelques centaines de mètres de l’ancienne «jungle», que s’est organisé le démantèlement en octobre. Aujourd’hui, ils sont plusieurs dizaines à s’y cacher. On croise un groupe d’Ethiopiens. Pour Natnael, la vie se résume à «être en mouvement, tout le temps, sinon la police frappe». «On dort trente minutes d’affilée par jour», glisse-t-il.

Il est l’heure de la distribution du soir, la seule tolérée par les autorités, entre 18 et 19 heures. Pour s’y rendre, on serpente dans les fourrés, jonchés de vêtements abandonnés, car recouverts de lacrymogènes. Une longue file se forme devant les camionnettes de Refugee Community Kitchen, l’organisation britannique qui confectionne les barquettes de salade de légumes et de riz pilaf. Un groupe électrogène, auquel sont raccordées des multiprises, permet de recharger les téléphones portables. Un jeune Erythréen confie qu’il a pu appeler sa famille il y a trois jours : «Mais je n’ai pas dit grand-chose sur ma situation, sinon elle serait anxieuse.» A 19 h 30, réglés comme du papier à musique, les CRS font leur apparition. La foule se disperse dans le calme.

L’inconnue du soir
21 heures, rendez-vous est pris au grand hangar inter-associations, où sont stockés les dons et préparés les repas. La maraude d’Utopia 56 ne va pas tarder à partir. A son bord, Youssef, David et Sophia. Ils ont leurs habitudes et savent exactement où les réfugiés viennent demander un repas. Comment se comporteront les forces de l’ordre ? C’est l’inconnue du soir. Depuis des semaines, les bénévoles en sont réduits à un «jeu du chat et de la souris», n’échappant pas, souvent, à des contrôles d’identité plus ou moins cordiaux.

La camionnette marque son premier arrêt à «l’ancien Lidl», le long d’une voie de chemin de fer. A travers champs, on voit les migrants arriver. Il y a Shakran, un Afghan de 25 ans. Il a vécu quelques années au Royaume-Uni avant d’être expulsé, mais rêve d’y retourner, par la voie légale cette fois. Sa compagne, britannique, a donné naissance il y a trois semaines à leur premier enfant, prénommé Mohamad. L’homme espère obtenir un visa pour les retrouver. Arrive Nassir, un Afghan de 15 ans. Il montre le ciel quand on lui demande s’il a de la famille outre-Manche, puis lâche sur le ton de l’évidence : «Je veux aller là-bas parce que les gens ici n’aiment pas les réfugiés.» La camionnette repart. Elle circulera jusqu’au milieu de la nuit.

Cinq douches offertes
5 h 30, le jour se lève sur la rue des Mouettes, dans la zone industrielle. Quatre fourgons de CRS sont déjà garés sur place. Extirpés de leur sommeil, les migrants racontent que cette nuit a été plus calme qu’à l’accoutumée. Conséquence, peut-être, du coup de gueule des associations contre la répression policière. Déjà, des exilés se dirigent vers le «belgium parking», l’endroit où la plupart tentent de s’engouffrer à l’arrière d’un camion. Ils y vont comme certains vont au travail. On ne sait pas trop s’ils croient vraiment en leurs chances. Trois heures plus tard, la camionnette de l’association Salam se gare pour la distribution du petit-déjeuner. Il faut faire vite, les CRS pourraient s’y opposer.

CRS venus stopper la distribution alimentaire pendant la maraude de l’association Utopia sur « le parking de covoiturage »
  
Estelle et les autres bénévoles sortent les thermos de thé et de café et des sacs entiers de viennoiseries, récupérés dans les invendus de boulangeries amies. Un attroupement se forme vite autour de Brigitte, qui, chaque jour, «offre» cinq douches chez elle aux migrants. Ils l’alpaguent gentiment, s’accrochent à son bras, crient «Mamy, twenty days no shower !» Elle rigole : «Les fayots !» Il faudra néanmoins n’en choisir que quelques-uns. Très vite, des CRS déboulent, demandent aux bénévoles de remballer. Il y a cinq membres de Salam, quatre policiers et… deux réfugiés. Le dialogue tourne court. «Il faut qu’ils arrêtent tout», lâche un pandore. «Même de l’eau, on ne peut pas en distribuer ?» demande Estelle. Le chef : «Oh, ils se débrouilleront, ne vous inquiétez pas.»

Sylvain Mouillard Envoyé spécial à Calais Photos Antoine Bruy


Immigration : la grande faillite de l'Europe

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Immigration : la grande faillite de l'Europe
FIGAROVOX/ENTRETIEN - Jean-Thomas Lesueur, délégué général de l'institut Thomas More, fait le point sur la politique migratoire de l'Europe. Pour lui, on attend toujours une réponse claire et structurée de la part des États membres de l'Union européenne.

Jean-Thomas Lesueur est délégué général de l'Institut Thomas More. Il a publié en janvier le rapport «Propositions pour refonder la politique migratoire française».

FIGAROVOX.- La mort d'un homme causée par un barrage de migrants en début de semaine a remis la question migratoire au cœur de l'actualité. En parallèle de cet événement, Anne Hidalgo a appelé le gouvernement à l'aide, car elle n'arrive plus à faire face à ce problème à Paris. Où en sommes-nous vraiment en France et en Europe? Les flux migratoires sont-ils devenus ingérables?
Jean-Thomas Lesueur.- L'Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations a enregistré 81 292 arrivées (y compris les décès en mer) en Méditerranée pour le premier semestre 2017, contre 215 702 pour la même période en 2016. La porte grecque est globalement refermée, avec un peu plus de 8 000 arrivées contre 158 000 l'an passé (essentiellement grâce à l'accord avec la Turquie, que cela nous plaise ou non). L'Italie est toujours sous pression (69 000 contre 56 000) et certains s'inquiètent de ce qui se passe aux frontières espagnoles, même si les chiffres restent proportionnellement bas (un peu plus de 3 000).
On peut donc certes considérer que les flux migratoires à l'échelle européenne sont moins «ingérables» qu'ils ne l'étaient en 2016 et surtout en 2015. Mais le problème est qu'ils ne sont toujours pas sérieusement gérés…
C'est vrai à l'échelle européenne où la pression reste forte et les initiatives prises jusque-là, louables si l'on veut, mais insuffisantes. L'Europe doit faire de la garde de ses frontières extérieures une véritable politique structurée et coordonnée avec les États membres (et non contre eux) dans une logique de double ligne de défense. C'est vrai aussi à l'échelle française où les passes d'armes entre le maire de Paris et le ministre de l'Intérieur montrent qu'on n'a toujours pas de solutions.
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          Media Relations Intern   
We are seeking a Media Relations Intern who will collaborate with our team members to grow the agency and contribute to the success of client campaigns.

It is a fun and fast-paced environment that often requires same-day responses and 24-hour turnarounds.

The intern will build strong relationships with contacts at a variety of media outlets, and develop the know-how to build new relationships with journalists on behalf of clients. The intern will learn how to place news stories in the competitive media environment.

In addition you’ll also:
• be meticulously organized
• have strong writing and proofreading skills, knowing that the foundation of all good communications are the right words
• work in a focused manner whether working in a shared workspace, from home or the local coffee shop
• present yourself with the utmost professionalism when corresponding with clients, journalists, associates and vendors

Your responsibilities:
As you gain experience in the industry, you’ll craft media pitches that articulate the clients core messages and unique brand. You will pursue all available opportunities to secure client coverage week in and week out.

• Collaborate with team members on ideation to develop news angle that fit the clients storylines and brand differentiators.
• Draft press releases and media materials for distribution, gather and organize complementary visuals and ensure that all the pieces of the story come together in an appealing package for journalists.
• Coordinate media relations with national, regional and local media.
• Apply your solid writing skills across many platforms, including client case studies and testimonials,newsletters, press releases and pitch letters.
• Learn client subject matter and assess daily news inquiries and cycles to identify opportunities to generate news coverage.
• Utilize social media know-how and the latest social media platforms to support and amplify clients’ social media campaigns as needed.
• Compile thorough, accurate results and activity reports for clients on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.

Qualifications:
Graduated from an accredited university within a relevant area of study (communications, public relations, marketing, journalism)
• 1-3 years experience in public relations with specific responsibilities for media relations and publicity
• Digital skills: Microsoft Office software, WordPress, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+)

Please reply with cover letter, current resume and two contrasting public relations/marketing/media pitch writing samples: Media Relations Intern
          Kansas Legislators Question Kobach's 'Corruption' Claim - U.S. News & World Report   

Kansas Legislators Question Kobach's 'Corruption' Claim
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          I need help with my Inbox and Social Media on ongoing basis - Upwork   
I need help with my social media and control of my Inbox. This is a part time job for now but can become full time. I am looking for a long time employee.
You must be reliable and consistent and know Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. I mainly use Facebook pages and groups for promotion.
You need a good command of the English language.

Please, tell me about your experience.

I look forward to hearing from you
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          End of the MBA and Future Plans (last post)   
Two years past by and I have finished my MBA. I thought this is a good time to share my experience and my future plans.

The main goal of doing the MBA was to learn a set of new skills; take some time to understand myself and create a vision of what I need to do in the future. Moving to Australia from Bombay was a chance to also create a better lifestyle for my family.

Now that I have finished the MBA I can say that most of the goals were achieved and I am happy I took this decision. The MBA did bring about a more strategic understanding of the business world, increased knowledge & skill sets and a sense of what needs to be done to create success.

More importantly, over the last two years I realised that I can combine my interest in finance (in ADP), the social aspect of making a difference (in Deeshaa); Business development and entrepreneurship (in BPODigest.com) and environmental activities in the current job (in DFC) into creating a career in the field of "sustainability and business" which dove tails perfectly into my values, beliefs, philosophies and future plans.

If you want to understand what I mean by "sustainability and business" check this link - http://worldisgreen.com/about-worldisgreencom/

This realization in 2006 then directed me to explore my ideas and now I am well into a journey to work in this area. ( www.worldisgreen.com)

One of the great learnings was to establish myself in the university, in the community, making new friends, the workplace, understand a new culture and a new country. This learning will stay with me forever and will make a difference on how I view life now and in the future.

The best part was the multi-cultural experience of living in Australia. I had the opportunity to meet, interact and enjoy with people from various parts of the world. It is a unique experience that is available in only a few countries of the world.

Another interesting experience was to meet Indians from various parts of the country and the world and South Asians from Pakistan and Sri Lanka. There is so much in common.

Where am I going from here?

After finishing off my application for a permanent residency here in July, I plan to explore job and consulting opportunities in Australia. If a really good opportunity comes up then I may look beyond Australia. A visit to India is due around September of this year.

As this quote from Marcel Proust says, "The only real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes" .

I have developed new eyes.

Thanks to all who have followed this blog or have passed through it. The blog has served me well and I hope you have enjoyed it. Today is the end of this blog.

Looking forward to a exciting new life. Keep in touch!

You can connect to me on Linked In or e-mail/chat at anantula [AT] gmail [DOT] com, on Yahoo/MSN/Skype (ID - suhit_a) or if you are interested follow my new blog - World is Green (RSS Feed; Email Subscription).


Cheers,
Suhit
          How National Wildlife Federation Uses Linkedin   

Linkedin is an effective networking platform that allows you to connect with supporters and do outreach for future work.
          iconos sociales para blogger   
Hey hola que tal colegas, hoy vamos a hablar sobre los iconos sociales para blogger, de donde podemos conseguirlos y como podemos implementarlos en nuestros blogs de una manera muy fácil, segura y rápida.

¿Donde consigo iconos sociales para blogger ?

iconos sociales para blogger

En realidad es una muy buena pregunta, pues en internet se encuentra muchos proveedores de iconos sociales para blogger, pero cabe recalcar que muchos no te enseñan como implementarlo tal es así que si deseas hacer este procedimiento procederemos a explicártelo paso a paso en nuestros tutoriales así como nadie te lo ha explicado.


A mi particularmente me gustan mucho los [ iconos sociales de Bootstrap, ] . En ellas puedo hacer muchas modificaciones siguiendo los parámetros que traen en los paquetes, además hay muchos tutoriales de como poder implementarlos.

¿Porque son importantes los iconos sociales en un blog ?


Lo iconos sociales en blogger se han convertido últimamente en una sensación, pagina web que no tiene estos botones simplemente se esta perdiendo dentro de las millones de búsquedas del gran <<maestro google >> , pues cabe recalcar que estos ayudan para compartir contenidos y prácticamente hacerse muy conocidos en la red.

¿ Que iconos sociales no debo dejar de tener en mi blog. ?

Muchas personas que hacen SEO  y Marketing social afirman que cuanto mas contenido sea compartido en internet, mejor será la autoridad de dominio de un sitio , esto quiere decir a nuestra forma de entender, que podemos utilizar cuanto icono o boton social que nos permita compartir nuestros contenidos, y a continuación te voy a mostrar todas las redes sociales y si me olvido de alguna pues te ruego que lo menciones en los comentarios.

También te puede interesar leer : Seo blogger para principiantes

Botones sociales para blogger :


  • Reddit
  • Tumblr
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Vimeo
  • Linkedin
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus
  • Flickr
  • Foursquare
  • Yahoo!
  • nuzzel

Como puedes ver son muchas las redes sociales que hay y que las puedes utilizar como botones ya sean en la cabecera de tu blog o en el pie de cada artículo, esto hará que muchos usuarios compartan tus contenidos cuando estos sean leídos .

Como insertar boton de twitter en blogger : 

En nuestro próximo capítulo vamos a ver cada una de las implementaciones, ahora solo hemos hablado de la importancia que tienen las redes sociales y como influyen estos en el posicionamiento web y el seo de las páginas.

Implementar icono de twitter en blogger

Bueno voy a enseñarles como implementar el icono de twitter para su blog de blogger, ya que en realidad este no es un proceso que toma mucho tiempo pues tan solo tienes que subir tus iconos a blogger, utilizarlos como un servidor ya que tan solo necesitas la ruta SRC de la imagen.


Como insertar boton pinterest en blogger :

Bueno vamos a seguir el mismo procedimiento tal y como lo hemos hecho para los botones de facebook, igual necesitas subir tus iconos personalizados a tu blog, y una vez hecho todo esto tan solo copias la ruta de la imagén.

Implementar icono de pinterest en blogger


Bueno espero que les siga gustando mis artículos, si desean que suba mas iconos por favor tan solo escríbeme al correo o en los comentarios.

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

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

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

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

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          豐田宣布進行基於磁力共振的電動車的免接觸充電技術測試   

圖片來源: Toyota

現在講到油電混合車, Toyota 應該是這個領域的第一品牌;他們今天宣布將自二月下旬開始測試自主開發的電動車用免接觸充電技術。其技術是基於磁力共振的形式,透過車上與停車區域的兩個線圈共振進行充電。

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          美軍開始測試 TrackingPoint 的輔助狙擊系統   

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          當攝影師鼓起勇氣告訴親友︰我患上愛滋病了……   
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如果你的一個親密好友告訴你,他患上愛滋病了,你的反應會如何?是害怕、是混亂、是傷痛,是拒絕相信,還是甚麼?調轉一下,如果患上愛滋病的就是你,你又有否勇氣去告訴親友,而且預期

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          LG 搶於 MWC 前在韓國發表 G Pro 2   

LG 搶在 MWC 前先行於韓國發表 LG G Pro 2 ,並號稱這款手機將延續 G Pro 獲得去年 MWC 最佳手機的殊榮並導入更好的顯示器與新的 UX 設計。 G Pro 2 採用 5.9 吋 Full HD IPS 顯示器,邊框為 3.3mm ,強調搭載 1W 的揚聲器能有強化 30% 的音量與更好的聲音品質,此外實體按鍵配置也與 G2 同樣移到機背。

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          如果 iPhone 在 1991 年面世, 就會是這樣   

現在的流動裝置,無論是電話或平板的能力都極之強勁。可能你已經因為習慣而忘記了這些裝置的種種功能,從前是要怎樣才做得到。看看 20 年前的電子產品,就知道智能電話至少取代了數十種裝置。究竟如果要在 20 年前造出一部和 iPhone 有同樣功能的裝置會怎樣?

有人造了一個有趣的計算,看看如果 iPhone 在 1991 年面世售價是怎樣? 要在超過 20 年前製造出和 Apple A7 處理器同等能力的電腦,就要 20,500 個當年的頂級處理器,估計需要足足 $62 萬美元。不過更難的就是造出相等於 LTE 網絡連線的流量,需要 $150 萬美元。而 32GB 內置儲存就要 $144 萬美元。

單單計算 iPhone 的處理能力、記憶容量和網絡流量,在 1991 年造出 iPhone 就要 $356 萬美元。這個價錢還未計算螢幕、相機、Touch ID 等等,所以實際上造價應該遠超 $356 萬美元。雖然這些數字沒有甚麼實質意義,但你現在看著手上的 iPhone 會不會感覺更神奇?

source Techpolicydaily

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          新形態開門方式:Flip Panel Door 旋轉門   


門的設計有百百種,如果走偏中式設計的室內裝潢,那的上方中間處也許可以掛一個金屬製的獅頭門環;如果是偏美式鄉村風格,那門上掛一個充滿碎花圖案的門簾也不算太奇怪,奧地利藝術家 Klemens Torggler 在室內存在度不高的建築內部元素「門」,重新演繹,創造另一種新形態的開門方式,少了門把的門要開啟居然得用旋轉的!?趕緊跳轉繼續來看看怎麼運作。

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          對戰鬥民族來說,爬上興建中的上海第一高樓吹風,就跟晨跑一樣輕鬆…   

俄羅斯瘋狂攝影達人 Vadim Makhorov 又來了!各位如果對戰鬥民族第一勇士遠征埃及金字塔、杜拜塔等的新聞有印象的話…

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          HTC 將出新 Phablet?5.5 吋 Desire 8 MWC 有望現身   
Phablet 機款似乎已成為 2013 至 14 年廠商最常推出的機種,HTC 似乎亦不例外,網上有傳他們將會在 MWC 中推出平價版 One max,而這部機款有機會被命名為 Desire 8。

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          蠢巴克(Dumb Starbucks)?你沒看錯!不過已經被勒令停業了…   

上週在美國洛杉磯地區出現了一家看起來很面熟,但是有說不上哪裡怪怪的咖啡店,仔細一瞧才發現這店裡裡外外的一切,包括目錄、整體裝潢配色在內,都跟星巴克幾乎一模一樣,不過所有的商標前面都被多加了一個形容詞,於是星巴克就變成了蠢巴克(DUMB Starbucks)。

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          Twitter 測試版新介面曝光,好像有點畫什麼不成的感覺…   

不知道讀者們有多少 Twitter 的愛用者?是否內心有 Twitter 如果可以看起來怎樣怎樣就會更好的渴求呢?

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          疑似 iPhone 6 外殼元件流出,設計上與 iPad 家族更為貼近…   

是小編的錯覺還是今年開的比較早?

總之隨著蘋果大拜拜逼近(其實還早吧?),相關產品的流出圖也就留不住了;首先登場的應該是主角中的主角,疑似為下一代 iPhone 的正面、背面樣機照,從設計上看來算是又回歸到前幾代機身四周較為原滑的設計,同時也與 iPad 的風格靠攏,螢幕邊框也縮到了一個極限,螢幕看來也有相當的成長。

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          搶眼度滿分!COI+ 積木行動電源、易開罐行動電源   

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說到行動電源,老實說先想到的就是那種白色方塊,上面有一個開關,隔壁則是四個小小藍色的燈,翻到背面寫著「Made in China」,並且號稱擁有 12000mAh 的版本,其實說穿了對我們這些消費者來說,行動電源外表固然重要,但其中內涵的電芯以及對應的斷電安全功能才是我們真正關注的,當然如果內外兼具的話是最好,要不然光有大容量的電卻不安全,與其這樣不如讓手機用到沒電回家再充,也不想像新聞報導那樣三不五時就傳出行動電源爆炸的意外。

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          Google 以 29.1 億美元將 Motorola Mobility 轉手給聯想.......   

Google 稍早正式宣布將買來的 Motorola 行動裝置事業部門,以 29.1 億美元的代價轉買給聯想,也讓聯想正式揮軍攻入美國,未來聯想將持續以 Motorola 這個品牌名發行產品;不過這次交易並不包括大部分原先 Motorola 所擁有的專利內容,聯想除了當中的兩千項專利外,其餘都是透過授權的方式從 Google 取得。

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          富有沈澱心靈效果的風箏攝影   


記得還在當學生時,常常被考試與作業壓得喘不過去,以為出了社會一切就會豁然開朗,沒想到出了社會之後,隨之而來的是更沈重的責任與社會期待,稍微回顧一下 2013 年發生過的大事小事,雖然一邊感嘆時間過真快一下子又要老一歲了,但一邊又慶幸風風雨雨的去年已經不必再回頭反省,當想起沈重的一切時,就很需要像是 Rene & Radka 所拍攝的療癒系照片,這兩位分別由德國與捷克組合而成的攝影雙人組,拍攝的這系列作品名為「Colors of the wind」。

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          【圖解看科技】Innovation創新:自動加油泵   

 

Fuelmatics和Husky稱,預計油泵將在年底前獲得獨立安全研究機構UL的安全認證。每只油泵計劃售價5萬美元,其中不包括安裝費。雖然Husky副總裁貝克並不想劃定潛在顧客範圍,但他表示,由於該系統大大提高了輸送速度,「有些大容量供油站確實對此很感興趣,去那處加油的顧客總是排著長隊。」—Caroline Winter;譯 覃岩

 

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          AMD 邁入 HSA 架構的第一世代 APU , AMD Kaveri APU 桌上型平台動手玩   

AMD 近年市場策略改變不少,除了強化 APU 產品線的布局,也與 ARM 合作,除了導入專利技術授權,也打算推出 ARM 架構的處理器。而一個重要的佈局就是加入以異質運算為目標的 HSA 聯盟,並且宣布自 Kaveri 開始將處理器架構]轉為 HSA 架構。

筆者原本這次是只打算向 AMD 借測 Kaveri 處理器,過往都是提供主機板與處理器而已,不過 AMD 這次卻是送來整套搭載 Kaveri APU 的 ITX 平台,所搭配的處理器亦是第二波之後才會亮相的 AMD A8-7600 四核處理器,並且搭配 AMD 為搭配 APU 所推出的 R 系列 DDR3-2166 記憶體。

跳轉開始介紹這次的平台

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          化 iPhone 為遊戲機的第一步, Logitech G550 Power Shell 外接搖桿動手玩   

不可諱言,智慧手機普及之後,遊戲產業起了相當大的改變,手機遊戲漸成顯學,也吞食不少傳統遊戲機、網路遊戲的市場。且在硬體不斷強化後,智慧手機的遊戲畫面也不遜於遊戲機,但礙於觸控介面與感測器的操作模式限制了手持遊戲的發展,故蘋果先前宣布外接控制器的計畫,其中一款就是由羅技推出的 G550 這款具備電池與控制鍵的外接搖桿。

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          鐵三角推出 IM 系列耳道耳機升級線材與耳麥線材   

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鐵三角針對旗下 IM 系列耳道耳機推出升級線材 AT-HDC5/1.2、耳麥線材 AT-HDC1iS/1.2 與備用線材 AT-HDC1/1.2 ,而 AT-HDC1/1.2 就是 IM 系列預設的線材,至於 HDC1iS/1.2 則是基於標準線材但多了智慧手機的麥克風控制器版本。至於 AT-HDC5/1.2 則是採用 6N-OFC 導線,並且以鈦包覆線身,插頭也改為鋁合金,藉此抑制多餘振動。

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          傳聞高通高階 64bit 處理器 Snapdragon 810 將搭載 8 核搭配 Adreno 430 GPU   

在 Snapdragon 805 還未正式推出,就傳出高通高階 64 位元處理器 Snapdragon 810 (代號 MSM8994 、 APQ 8094 )可望在今年推出的訊息。傳這款處理器將採用分成雙模組的 8 核 64 位元 Krait 核心架構,並具備 4MB L2 快取,搭配 Adreno 430 GPU ,材質填充效能達 6Gpix/s ,頂點著色達 500 Mtri/s,可支援達 4GB lpDDR3 記憶體,採 20nm 製程。

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          AMD 於開放運算高峰會發表 ARM 架構 Opteron A1100 處理器與開發平台   

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AMD 在開放運算高峰會正式宣佈代號 Seattle 的 ARM 架構伺服器 SoC " Opteron A1100 ",並同時推出開發評估套件,此外也宣佈針對 ARM 處理器的特色與開放運算計畫推出" Group High "共同插槽架構主機板。 Opteron A1100 預計在本季開始試樣。

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          在DIY實作下讓你解背後的原理知識,兼具動手與學習意義的數位相機Bigshot   

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所謂的知行合一,大概就是這個樣子吧。能夠讓你在實際做的過程當中感到興趣,然後學些什麼東西。而數位相機Bigshot正是這樣的東西,你買來還不能用,一定要了解各個部件組裝之後,才能拿來拍照使用。

而這正是最為可貴的地方,僅花較少的錢就可以組裝數位相機來了解相關基礎知識,相當不錯,除非是有相關需求或是從業人員,一般人很難自己買數千元的數位相機,冒著會壞掉的危險自己來拆(想當初我也是等壽司機壞了後才拆,不過拆完就完全不想裝回去了,還不知道怎麼裝XDDD)。

如果你想要了解相關原理,或是想要教育小孩,激發小孩想要了解相關的原理,拿個東西給他拆拆裝裝是必要的(唉唉,想當初小的時候還想拿鐵絲和幾個罐子來弄成戰車,結果東西都丟在院子被老爸罵。那個時候,如果老爸鼓勵的話,也許現在所寫的不是這類動手玩文章,是軍武相關評論也說不定XDDD)

我們家業務找了這個商品,談了一點優惠。不管你是不是兒女口中的老爸老媽,只要是想要從硬到軟知道一些攝影相關的知識,從這台開始是不錯的主意。(價格不用三千元,商品連結由此進)。至於這樣的花費有沒有價值,看完本文可以好好評估一下:

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          汽車瞬間變坦克!雪地任我自由穿梭~   


在今天正式開始介紹之前得先跟大家坦白說,這玩意在台灣應該是用不到的,而且大家應該也不會有買下它的念頭,但實在是因為最近晚上的氣溫相當冷,寒流加水氣使得山上下雪,讓大編聯想這個特別的商品,而另外一個想介紹它的理由,當然就是因為它實在太酷了!竟然能把汽車快速變成坦克車啊!

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          小年夜白天新聞小整理:iOS 車用系統、任天堂嘴硬、Chrome App 上手機   

日前日經新聞報導延續先前的傳聞,直言任天堂將把自家遊戲帶到手機或平板裝置上,然而老任一聽到就立即跳出來否認:「我們可以跟大家打包票,目前沒有任何在智慧型手機裝置上面發行小遊戲的打算。」

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          科幻 RYNO 單輪電動車   
遠遠看還以為是一部已經壞掉,剩下後輪的報廢摩拖車,原來 RYNO 是一部將會在 4 月上市,極具科幻感的單輪電動車。售價約 5,300 美元(約 41,144 港元),單是駕駛出來的氣勢和吸睛度就已經值回票價。

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          縮時攝影式動態紀錄鳥群飛行軌跡   
 
你也有隱隱覺得麻雀的飛行總是亂中有序嗎?來自 Rhode Island School of Design 的教授兼藝術家 Dennis Hlynsky,以有趣的手法拍製紀錄不同生物的行動軌跡,有如 Timelapse 攝影般拍攝小鳥的飛行路線,然後再用他稱為「extruded time」的後製技術,類似於

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          Blueberry Pie Recipe   

Blueberry pie. The mere mention of it sorta makes you wanna stop everything and sprint to the kitchen, doesn't it? This pie is soooooooooo worth the interruption to your day.

        
 
 

          Staat jouw telefoonnummer online?   

Laatst sprak ik een dame die op zoek was naar ander werk. Ze had een prima LinkedIn profiel gemaakt, maar haar contactgegevens waren nogal mager ingevuld zeg maar. Ze vond het namelijk een vreselijk idee om haar telefoonnummer online te zetten. Wel haar cv online, dat ging dan nog wel. En LinkedIn, vooruit, dat kon

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          Episode 393: How to Pass the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam #PMOT #Agile   

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Stanislav Podoxin
Stas Podoxin, MBA, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM

Are you currently studying or thinking about studying for your PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam? Wonderful. That’s what we are going to be talking about.

In this interview you are going to meet Stas Podoxin (https://www.linkedin.com/in/staspodoxin). Stas is not only one of my students but also one of my coworkers. And one of the interesting differences in how he prepared for the PMI-ACP exam is the fact that he took an Agile course at a university that helped him get a better understanding of the Agile mindset. And so by the time he got around to using our own online training course he was already quite far ahead on the curve.

As you know, the rules of all Project Management Institute (PMI)® exams are such that we are not allowed to discuss specific questions from the exam. But we can discuss Stas's overall experience, how he did his PMI-ACP Exam Prep, his general thoughts on the process and his recommendations to you. So you can look forward to an experience and tip filled interview on how to prepare for and pass your PMI-ACP Exam.

Full disclosure: Stas Podoxin and Cornelius Fichtner both work for OSP International LLC, makers of The Agile PrepCast and The PMI-ACP Exam Simulator.

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          Quand publier sur les réseaux sociaux   
Quand publier sur les réseaux sociaux, quel est le meilleur moment pour publier sur les réseaux sociaux ou encore quelles sont les meilleures heures pour publier sur les réseaux sociaux sont des questions très fréquentes pour ceux qui veulent augmenter la visibilité de leurs publications sur les réseaux sociaux sur Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin ou encore […]
          #044: So erstellen Sie einen Notfallplan    

So erstellen Sie einen Notfallplan

Was passiert eigentlich, wenn Ihnen etwas zustößt? Was ist, wenn Ihnen etwas passiert und Sie sind nicht mehr da? Finden Ihre Angehörigen dann die relevanten Daten und digitalen Dokumente?

Das sind keine einfachen und schon gar keine angenehmen Fragen. Doch auch Sie sollten sie sich stellen. Denn diese Fragen betreffen nicht nur Unternehmer und Selbstständige, sondern uns alle.

Hier sind meine Gedanken zu dieser Situation und was Sie tun können.

So erstellen Sie einen Notfallplan

In der Folge stelle ich ein paar Fragen, die Ihnen helfen, einen Notfallplan zu erstellen:

  • Wie lautet das Passwort für Ihren Computer?
  • Wie lautet das Passwort für Ihr Mobiltelefon (inkl. PIN und PUK)?
  • Wo befinden sich die weiteren Passwörter?
  • Wie ist die Logik bei der Verzeichnisstruktur?
  • Welche Daten/Dateien sind besonders wichtig?
  • Welche Bankkonti gibt es?
  • Wie lauten die PIN-Codes für die Bankkarten?
  • Wie kann man sich für das E-Banking anmelden?
  • Welche Verträge haben Sie zu erfüllen bzw. müssten gekündigt werden?
  • Welche Webseiten haben Sie und wo sind sie gehostet?
  • Wo befinden sich die (Kunden)Adressen?
  • Wo sind Ihre Termine?
  • Wo haben Sie Ihre Fotos gespeichert?
  • Wie lauten die Passwörter für Ihre E-Mail-Accounts?
  • Wie kann man Mails automatisch weiterleiten oder eventuell eine automatische Antwort einrichten?
  • Wie kann man eine Nachricht auf Ihre Webseite setzen und wie soll sie lauten?
  • Wie soll mit den sozialen Netzwerken umgegangen werden (Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Xing, LinkedIn usw.)? Sollen die Profile einfach gelöscht werden?

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          Rejoignez le groupe HR Analytics France sur LinkedIn   

Nous sommes heureux de vous annoncer la création du groupe HR Analytics France sur LinkedIn. Échanger sur les thématiques décisionnelles RH, découvrir de nouvelles idées et tendances en matière d’analytique RH, apprendre à décrypter le big data RH, telle est l’ambition de ce groupe HR Analytics France sur LinkedIn. Ce groupe dédié à l’analytique RH […]

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          Norske boligpriser i verdenstoppen – før fallet slo inn   
Norge hadde den åttende sterkeste boligprisvekten i første kvartal, ifølge global undersøkelse.
          - Hong Kongs fremtid blir en test for Kina   
Kina markerer at det er 20 år siden tilbakeføringen av Hong Kong. Nå må Beijing vise handlekraft frem til avtalen om territoriet utløper, mener Kina-ekspert. 
          Nå er det lettere for utlendinger å varsle   
Innleid arbeidskraft får rett til å varsle og samme vern mot gjengjeldelse som faste ansatte etter at 34 nye lovendringer trådte i kraft lørdag.
          Amazon Offers 4 Months of Music Unlimited for $0.99   


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          Beautiful iPhone 8 Renders in White [Images]   


Check out these beautiful renders of the 'iPhone 8' in white by Martin Hajek.

why are all the leaks of black models?
Renderings of the upcoming iPhone 8 in black..and white!

If you like the model you can purchase it here.





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          NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard   

NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard

 

Exclusive: A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry (Updated on July 1 with new NYT deception)

The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canards – that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies concurred on the assessment of Russian hacking of Democratic emails – is false.
New York Times building in New York City. (Photo from Wikipedia)
On Thursday, the Times appended a correction to a June 25 article that had repeated the false claim, which has been used by Democrats and the mainstream media for months to brush aside any doubts about the foundation of the Russia-gate scandal and portray President Trump as delusional for doubting what all 17 intelligence agencies supposedly knew to be true.
In the Times’ White House Memo of June 25, correspondent Maggie Haberman mocked Trump for “still refus[ing] to acknowledge a basic fact agreed upon by 17 American intelligence agencies that he now oversees: Russia orchestrated the attacks, and did it to help get him elected.”
However, on Thursday, the Times – while leaving most of Haberman’s ridicule of Trump in place – noted in a correction that the relevant intelligence “assessment was made by four intelligence agencies — the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.”
The Times’ grudging correction was vindication for some Russia-gate skeptics who had questioned the claim of a full-scale intelligence assessment, which would usually take the form of a National Intelligence Estimate (or NIE), a product that seeks out the views of the entire Intelligence Community and includes dissents.
The reality of a more narrowly based Russia-gate assessment was admitted in May by President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan in sworn congressional testimony.
Clapper testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on May 8 that the Russia-hacking claim came from a “special intelligence community assessment” (or ICA) produced by selected analysts from the CIA, NSA and FBI, “a coordinated product from three agencies – CIA, NSA, and the FBI – not all 17 components of the intelligence community,” the former DNI said.
Clapper further acknowledged that the analysts who produced the Jan. 6 assessment on alleged Russian hacking were “hand-picked” from the CIA, FBI and NSA.
Yet, as any intelligence expert will tell you, if you “hand-pick” the analysts, you are really hand-picking the conclusion. For instance, if the analysts were known to be hard-liners on Russia or supporters of Hillary Clinton, they could be expected to deliver the one-sided reportthat they did.

Politicized Intelligence

In the history of U.S. intelligence, we have seen how this selective approach has worked, such as the phony determination of the Reagan administration pinning the attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II and other acts of terror on the Soviet Union.
Hillary Clinton at the Code 2017 conference on May 31, 2017.
CIA Director William Casey and Deputy Director Robert Gates shepherded the desired findings through the process by putting the assessment under the control of pliable analysts and sidelining those who objected to this politicization of intelligence.
The point of enlisting the broader intelligence community – and incorporating dissents into a final report – is to guard against such “stove-piping” of intelligence that delivers the politically desired result but ultimately distorts reality.
Another painful example of politicized intelligence was President George W. Bush’s 2002 National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq’s WMD that removed State Department and other dissents from the declassified version that was given to the public.
Since Clapper’s and Brennan’s testimony in May, the Times and other mainstream news outlets have avoided a direct contradiction of their earlier acceptance of the 17-intelligence-agencies canard by simply referring to a judgment by “the intelligence community.”
That finessing of their earlier errors has allowed Hillary Clinton and other senior Democrats to continue referencing this fictional consensus without challenge, at least in the mainstream media.
For instance, on May 31 at a technology conference in California, Clinton referred to the Jan. 6 report, asserting that “Seventeen agencies, all in agreement, which I know from my experience as a Senator and Secretary of State, is hard to get. They concluded with high confidence that the Russians ran an extensive information war campaign against my campaign, to influence voters in the election.”
The failure of the major news organizations to clarify this point about the 17 agencies may have contributed to Haberman’s mistake on June 25 as she simply repeated the groupthink that nearly all the Important People in Washington just knew to be true.
Even after the correction, the Times quickly returned to its pattern of deceiving its readers regarding the U.S. intelligence assessment. On June 30, a Times article reported: “Mr. Trump has repeatedly cast doubt on the unanimous conclusion of United States intelligence agencies that Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 race.”
The phrasing “unanimous conclusion” again suggests that all 17 intelligence agencies are in accord, albeit without specifically saying so, a journalistic sleight of hand that raises further doubts about the objectivity and honesty of the Times on this issue.
The Times’ belated correction — and its new deceptive formulation — underscore the growing sense that the U.S. mainstream media has joined in a political vendetta against Trump and has cast aside professional standards to the point of repeating false claims designed to denigrate him.
That, in turn, plays into Trump’s Twitter complaints that he and his administration are the targets of a “witch hunt” led by the “fake news” media, a grievance that appears to be energizing his supporters and could discredit whatever ongoing investigations eventually conclude.

Investigative reporter Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for The Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. You can buy his latest book, America’s Stolen Narrative, either in print here or as an e-book (from Amazon and barnesandnoble.com).



          Man Held in Chinese Scholar's Kidnapping Was Grad Student - U.S. News & World Report   

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Man Held in Chinese Scholar's Kidnapping Was Grad Student
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Central Illinois man charged with kidnapping visiting University of Illinois scholar from China who authorities believe to be dead. July 1, 2017, at 5:22 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Man Held in Chinese Scholar's Kidnapping ...
Police charge man with kidnapping visiting Chinese scholar who is feared deadNew York Daily News
NOW: 'None of them saw this coming'Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
The Latest: Professor saw no signs of trouble with suspectMiami Herald

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          New Semantic Publishing Benchmark Record   

There is a new SPB (Semantic Publishing Benchmark) 256 Mtriple record with Virtuoso.

As before, the result has been measured with the feature/analytics branch of the v7fasttrack open source distribution, and it will soon be available as a preconfigured Amazon EC2 image. The updated benchmarks AMI with this version of the software will be out there within the next week, to be announced on this blog.

On the Cost of RDF Query Optimization

RDF query optimization is harder than the relational equivalent; first, because there are more joins, hence an NP complete explosion of plan search space, and second, because cardinality estimation is harder and usually less reliable. The work on characteristic sets, pioneered by Thomas Neumann in RDF3X, uses regularities in structure for treating properties usually occurring in the same subject as columns of a table. The same idea is applied for tuning physical representation in the joint Virtuoso / MonetDB work published at WWW 2015.

The Virtuoso results discussed here, however, are all based on a single RDF quad table with Virtuoso's default index configuration.

Introducing query plan caching raises the Virtuoso score from 80 qps to 144 qps at the 256 Mtriple scale. The SPB queries are not extremely complex; lookups with many more triple patterns exist in actual workloads, e.g., Open PHACTS. In such applications, query optimization indeed dominates execution times. In SPB, data volumes touched by queries grow near linearly with data scale. At the 256 Mtriple scale, nearly half of CPU cycles are spent deciding a query plan. Below are the CPU cycles for execution and compilation per query type, sorted by descending sum of the times, scaled to milliseconds per execution. These are taken from a one minute sample of running at full throughput.

Test system is the same used before in the TPC-H series: dual Xeon E5-2630 Sandy Bridge, 2 x 6 cores x 2 threads, 2.3GHz, 192 GB RAM.

We measure the compile and execute times, with and without using hash join. When considering hash join, the throughput is 80 qps. When not considering hash join, the throughput is 110 qps. With query plan caching, the throughput is 145 qps whether or not hash join is considered. Using hash join is not significant for the workload but considering its use in query optimization leads to significant extra work.

With hash join

Compile Execute Total Query
3156 ms 1181 ms 4337 ms Total
1327 ms 28 ms 1355 ms query 01
444 ms 460 ms 904 ms query 08
466 ms 54 ms 520 ms query 06
123 ms 268 ms 391 ms query 05
257 ms 5 ms 262 ms query 11
191 ms 59 ms 250 ms query 10
9 ms 179 ms 188 ms query 04
114 ms 26 ms 140 ms query 07
46 ms 62 ms 108 ms query 09
71 ms 25 ms 96 ms query 12
61 ms 13 ms 74 ms query 03
47 ms 2 ms 49 ms query 02
       

Without hash join

Compile Execute Total Query
1816 ms 1019 ms 2835 ms Total
197 ms 466 ms 663 ms query 08
609 ms 32 ms 641 ms query 01
188 ms 293 ms 481 ms query 05
275 ms 61 ms 336 ms query 09
163 ms 10 ms 173 ms query 03
128 ms 38 ms 166 ms query 10
102 ms 5 ms 107 ms query 11
63 ms 27 ms 90 ms query 12
24 ms 57 ms 81 ms query 06
47 ms 1 ms 48 ms query 02
15 ms 24 ms 39 ms query 07
5 ms 5 ms 10 ms query 04

Considering hash join always slows down compilation, and sometimes improves and sometimes worsens execution. Some improvement in cost-model and plan-space traversal-order is possible, but altogether removing compilation via caching is better still. The results are as expected, since a lookup workload such as SPB has little use for hash join by nature.

The rationale for considering hash join in the first place is that analytical workloads rely heavily on this. A good TPC-H score is simply unfeasible without this as previously discussed on this blog. If RDF is to be a serious contender beyond serving lookups, then hash join is indispensable. The decision for using this however depends on accurate cardinality estimates on either side of the join.

Previous work (e.g., papers from FORTH around MonetDB) advocates doing away with a cost model altogether, since one is hard and unreliable with RDF anyway. The idea is not without its attraction but will lead to missing out of analytics or to relying on query hints for hash join.

The present Virtuoso thinking is that going to rule based optimization is not the preferred solution, but rather using characteristic sets for reducing triples into wider tables, which also cuts down on plan search space and increases reliability of cost estimation.

When looking at execution alone, we see that actual database operations are low in the profile, with memory management taking the top 19%. This is due to CONSTRUCT queries allocating small blocks for returning graphs, which is entirely avoidable.


          Rethink Big and Europe?s Position in Big Data   

I will here take a break from core database and talk a bit about EU policies for research funding.

I had lunch with Stefan Manegold of CWI last week, where we talked about where European research should go. Stefan is involved in RETHINK big, a European research project for compiling policy advice regarding big data for EC funding agencies. As part of this, he is interviewing various stakeholders such as end user organizations and developers of technology.

RETHINK big wants to come up with a research agenda primarily for hardware, anything from faster networks to greener data centers. CWI represents software expertise in the consortium.

So, we went through a regular questionnaire about how we see the landscape. I will summarize this below, as this is anyway informative.

Core competence

My own core competence is in core database functionality, specifically in high performance query processing, scale-out, and managing schema-less data. Most of the Virtuoso installed base is in the RDF space, but most potential applications are in fact outside of this niche.

User challenges

The life sciences vertical is the one in which I have the most application insight, from going to Open PHACTS meetings and holding extensive conversations with domain specialists. We have users in many other verticals, from manufacturing to financial services, but there I do not have as much exposure to the actual applications.

Having said this, the challenges throughout tend to be in diversity of data. Every researcher has their MySQL database or spreadsheet, and there may not even be a top level catalogue of everything. Data formats are diverse. Some people use linked data (most commonly RDF) as a top level metadata format. The application data, such as gene sequences or microarray assays, reside in their native file formats and there is little point in RDF-izing these.

There are also public data resources that are published in RDF serializations as vendor-neutral, self-describing format. Having everything as triples, without a priori schema, makes things easier to integrate and in some cases easier to describe and query.

So, the challenge is in the labor intensive nature of data integration. Data comes with different levels of quantity and quality, from hand-curated to NLP extractions. Querying in the single- or double-digit terabyte range with RDF is quite possible, as we have shown many times on this blog, but most use cases do not even go that far. Anyway, what we see on the field is primarily a data diversity game. The scenario is data integration; the technology we provide is database. The data transformation proper, data cleansing, units of measure, entity de-duplication, and such core data-integration functions are performed using diverse, user-specific means.

Jerven Bolleman of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is a user of ours with whom we have long standing discussions on the virtues of federated data and querying. I advised Stefan to go talk to him; he has fresh views about the volume challenges with unexpected usage patterns. Designing for performance is tough if the usage pattern is out of the blue, like correlating air humidity on the day of measurement with the presence of some genomic patterns. Building a warehouse just for that might not be the preferred choice, so the problem field is not exhausted. Generally, I’d go for warehousing though.

What technology would you like to have? Network or power efficiency?

OK. Even a fast network is a network. A set of processes on a single shared-memory box is also a kind of network. InfiniBand is maybe half the throughput and 3x the latency of single threaded interprocess communication within one box. The operative word is latency. Making large systems always involves a network or something very much like one in large scale-up scenarios.

On the software side, next to nobody understands latency and contention; yet these are the one core factor in any pursuit of scalability. Because of this situation, paradigms like MapReduce and bulk synchronous parallel (BSP) processing have become popular because these take the communication out of the program flow, so the programmer cannot muck this up, as otherwise would happen with the inevitability of destiny. Of course, our beloved SQL or declarative query in general does give scalability in many tasks without programmer participation. Datalog has also been used as a means of shipping computation around, as in the the work of Hellerstein.

There are no easy solutions. We have built scale-out conscious, vectorized extensions to SQL procedures where one can express complex parallel, distributed flows, but people do not use or understand these. These are very useful, even indispensable, but only on the inside, not as a programmer-facing construct. MapReduce and BSP are the limit of what a development culture will absorb. MapReduce and BSP do not hide the fact of distributed processing. What about things that do? Parallel, partitioned extensions to Fortran arrays? Functional languages? I think that all the obvious aids to parallel/distributed programming have been conceived of. No silver bullet; just hard work. And above all the discernment of what paradigm fits what problem. Since these are always changing, there is no finite set of rules, and no substitute for understanding and insight, and the latter are vanishingly scarce. "Paradigmatism," i.e., the belief that one particular programming model is a panacea outside of its original niche, is a common source of complexity and inefficiency. This is a common form of enthusiastic naïveté.

If you look at power efficiency, the clusters that are the easiest to program consist of relatively few high power machines and a fast network. A typical node size is 16+ cores and 256G or more RAM. Amazon has these in entirely workable configurations, as documented earlier on this blog. The leading edge in power efficiency is in larger number of smaller units, which makes life again harder. This exacerbates latency and forces one to partition the data more often, whereas one can play with replication of key parts of data more freely if the node size is larger.

One very specific item where research might help without having to rebuild the hardware stack would be better, lower-latency exposure of networks to software. Lightweight threads and user-space access, bypassing slow protocol stacks, etc. MPI has some of this, but maybe more could be done.

So, I will take a cluster of such 16-core, 256GB machines on a faster network, over a cluster of 1024 x 4G mobile phones connected via USB. Very selfish and unecological, but one has to stay alive and life is tough enough as is.

Are there pressures to adapt business models based on big data?

The transition from capex to opex may be approaching maturity, as there have been workable cloud configurations for the past couple of years. The EC2 from way back, with at best a 4 core 16G VM and a horrible network for $2/hr, is long gone. It remains the case that 4 months of 24x7 rent in the cloud equals the purchase price of physical hardware. So, for this to be economical long-term at scale, the average utilization should be about 10% of the peak, and peaks should not be on for more than 10% of the time.

So, database software should be rented by the hour. A 100-150% markup for the $2.80 a large EC2 instance costs would be reasonable. Consider that 70% of the cost in TPC benchmarks is database software.

There will be different pricing models combining different up-front and per-usage costs, just as there are for clouds now. If the platform business goes that way and the market accepts this, then systems software will follow. Price/performance quotes should probably be expressed as speed/price/hour instead of speed/price.

The above is rather uncontroversial but there is no harm restating these facts. Reinforce often.

Well, the question is raised, what should Europe do that would have tangible impact in the next 5 years?

This is a harder question. There is some European business in wide area and mobile infrastructures. Competing against Huawei will keep them busy. Intel and Mellanox will continue making faster networks regardless of European policies. Intel will continue building denser compute nodes, e.g., integrated Knight’s Corner with dual IB network and 16G fast RAM on chip. Clouds will continue making these available on demand once the technology is in mass production.

What’s the next big innovation? Neuromorphic computing? Quantum computing? Maybe. For now, I’d just do more engineering along the core competence discussed above, with emphasis on good marketing and scalable execution. By this I mean trained people who know something about deployment. There is a huge training gap. In the would-be "Age of Data," knowledge of how things actually work and scale is near-absent. I have offered to do some courses on this to partners and public alike, but I need somebody to drive this show; I have other things to do.

I have been to many, many project review meetings, mostly as a project partner but also as reviewer. For the past year, the EC has used an innovation questionnaire at the end of the meetings. It is quite vague, and I don’t think it delivers much actionable intelligence.

What would deliver this would be a venture capital type activity, with well-developed networks and active participation in developing a business. The EC is not now set up to perform this role, though. But the EC is a fairly large and wealthy entity, so it could invest some money via this type of channel. Also there should be higher individual incentives and rewards for speed and excellence. Getting the next Horizon 2020 research grant may be good, but better exists. The grants are competitive enough and the calls are not bad; they follow the times.

In the projects I have seen, productization does get some attention, e.g., the LOD2 stack, but it is not something that is really ongoing or with dedicated commercial backing. It may also be that there is no market to justify such dedicated backing. Much of the RDF work has been "me, too" — let’s do what the real database and data integration people do, but let’s just do this with triples. Innovation? Well, I took the best of the real DB world and adapted this to RDF, which did produce a competent piece of work with broad applicability, extending outside RDF. Is there better than this? Well, some of the data integration work (e.g., LIMES) is not bad, and it might be picked up by some of the players that do this sort of thing in the broader world, e.g., Informatica, the DI suites of big DB vendors, Tamr, etc. I would not know if this in fact adds value to the non-RDF equivalents; I do not know the field well enough, but there could be a possibility.

The recent emphasis for benchmarking, spearheaded by Stefano Bertolo is good, as exemplified by the LDBC FP7. There should probably be one or two projects of this sort going at all times. These make challenges known and are an effective means of guiding research, with a large multiplier: Once a benchmark gets adopted, infinitely more work goes into solving the problem than in stating it in the first place.

The aims and calls are good. The execution by projects is variable. For 1% of excellence, there apparently must be 99% of so-and-so, but this is just a fact of life and not specific to this context. The projects are rather diffuse. There is not a single outcome that gets all the effort. In this, the level of engagement of participants is less and focus is much more scattered than in startups. A really hungry, go-getter mood is mostly absent. I am a believer in core competence. Well, most people will agree that core competence is nice. But the projects I have seen do not drive for it hard enough.

It is hard to say exactly what kinds of incentives could be offered to encourage truly exceptional work. The American startup scene does offer high rewards and something of this could be transplanted into the EC project world. I would not know exactly what form this could take, though.


          Career Fair Prep Session 3: Polish Your Pitch   

It's critical to tailor your pitch to the employer and their needs, so we'll talk about how to narrow your pitch to the roles each recruiter is filling. We'll also discuss how to practice and record yourself with the mock interview module, how to manage your time effectively at career fairs, and what to wear to each different fair (Business, Engineering, and Agriculture all have different cultural climates).

For incoming and continuing on-campus students.

Contact: mplante [at] illinois.edu (Michele Plante)

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Tue, 08/15/2017 - 7:00pm

          Man Held in Chinese Scholar's Kidnapping Was Grad Student - U.S. News & World Report   

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          Consulta correo electrónico   

La consulta online por correo electrónico consiste en una consulta clásica con un profesional, en este caso un psicólogo y sexólogo, a través de correo electrónico. Se trata de un asesoramiento individualizado a través de email. Esta opción sólo se recomienda, si por alguna razón no pudiera o no quisiera, establecer un contacto por videoconferencia o telefono.

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1 consulta por correo electrónico:. El coste de este servicio es de 10 Euros. Contrata este servicio.

 

 

 


          Consulta videoconferencia   

La consulta online por videoconferencia consiste en una consulta con un profesional, en este caso un psicólogo y sexólogo, a través de internet. Podrá ver y escuchar a tiempo real al profesional desde su ordenador, desde "casa". Con multitud de posibilidades. Por ejemplo: Si usted prefiere conservar el anonimato, puede optar por desactivar la opción de video y utilizar solo el audio.

Para contratar este servicio, es imprescindible tener altavoces o auriculares correctamente en funcionamiento para poder oir al profesional. Es necesario también, que tenga un micrófono funcionando correctamente para que se le pueda escuchar en tiempo real.

Si dispone de cámara, el profesional también podrá verlo a usted en su pantalla (es recomendable).

Existen dos modalidades dentro de esta opción de consulta:

1 Convideoconferenciasulta Videoconferencia 15: Consiste en una consulta a tiempo real por conferencia o videoconferencia de una duración de 15 minutos. Para poder establecer un horario posible tanto para el cliente como para el profesional pulse primero en solicite una cita online. Después de haber concertado la cita, Contrate este servicio. El coste de este servicio es de 10 Euros.                                         

 

1 Convideoconferenciasulta Videoconferencia 30: Consiste en una consulta a tiempo real por conferencia o videoconferencia de una duración de 30 minutos. Para poder establecer un horario posible tanto para el cliente como para el profesional pulse primero en solicite una cita online. Después de haber concertado la cita, Contrate este servicio. El coste de este servicio es de 20 Euros.                 

                 

1 Convideoconferenciasulta Videoconferencia 45: Consiste en una consulta a tiempo real por conferencia o videoconferencia de una duración de 45 minutos. Para poder establecer un horario posible tanto para el cliente como para el profesional pulse primero en solicite una cita online. Después de haber concertado la cita, Contrate este servicio. El coste de este servicio es de 30 Euros.  


          Ventajas del servicio   

¿Cuáles son las ventajas de la consulta online?

 

  • Se acabaron las dificultades para acudir a la consulta de un profesional si en su localidad no existe esta clase de servicios o no sabe dónde se encuentran.
  • Si sufre algún impedimento que inicialmente le impide acudir a la consulta física.
  • Este tipo de servcio se acerca más al anonimato, al no tener que estar en salas de espera.
  • La flexibilidad del medio, que admite múltiples formas de comunicación (videoconferencia, chat, correo electrónico, envío de archivos, etc.) son una gran ventaja.
  • La “invisibilidad” del terapeuta, en ocasiones, puede favorecer la confidencialidad y la auto-revelación. Puede verse menos tenso o avergonzado.
  • Si tiene poco tiempo o, en general, si prefiere realizar la consulta desde la comodidad de su casa o de su trabajo.
  • También es muy buen recurso si tiene que viajar con frecuencia, logrando así la continuidad óptima que requiere cualquier tratamiento efectivo.
  • Otro beneficio es el menor coste respecto a los tratamientos convencionales cara a cara.
  • Una vez que es cliente tendrá acceso a un menu privado de cliente donde tendrá una serie de privilegios de acceso, como los datos de contacto del profesional que le atiende, documentación necesaria para avanzar en el proceso, así como una gran variedad de cuestionarios y herramientas de evaluación para conocer más en profundidad su situación actual.
  • Los cuestionarios y herramientas de evaluacion son autoadministrados, por lo que se rentabiliza aún mas el tiempo en consulta.

Si quiere conocer las diferentes modalidades de la consulta online pulse aqui.


          6 Reasons Why You Need to be Aggressive with Social Media Marketing   
Social media management has become a critical aspect of business growth. It’s also an expansive field. You can no longer choose Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. You need to find ways to integrate them all, creating a collaborative campaign that helps identify and grow your customer base. This can be a time consuming task. But the [...]
          Comment on Social Media Strategy by Brittany at Sprout Social   
Just wanted to drop in and say thanks for mentioning Sprout Social! The application was built for businesses, allowing business owners and real estate agents the opportunity to monitor their social presence without having to spend tons of time online. I think you covered some of the great features - like team collaboration and analytics. However, I just want to clarify that Sprout Social currently only integrates with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare, Gowalla and Google Analytics. Thanks again!
          (USA-MS-Jackson) Regional Sales Manager   
**About Us:** GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. **Role Summary:** Job Overview: In this strategic Sales position, the Regional Sales Manager – Digital Sales Direct will be responsible for meeting and exceeding an orders operating plan in the west region across a range of power utilities and industry customers, including identifying sales opportunities within existing and new accounts, prospecting, strategy planning, executive relationship development, and deal closures. **Essential Responsibilities:** In this role, you will: + Develop a solution selling framework for GE business — tailor deal lifecycle, enablement deliverables, required resources, technology support, maturity model, sales methodology etc. + Establish a deep understanding of customers’ business needs by creating value to customers for our solution footprint. + Add value to the customer’s business and maintain a goal oriented approach to the business partnership. + Demonstrate to customers how they benefit by partnering with GE and how our solutions deliver results. + Aggressively develop and drive a sustainable commercial and solution strategy across multiple customer divisions that is aligned to the agreed account goals. + Develop and execute an Account Playbook that formalizes the “go high / go low” strategy for the Enterprise account. Where applicable, develop a joint Governance process with executive sponsorship that aligns along the following pillars – Commercial, Product/Technology, Implementation and Support. + Leverage the “Big GE” by coordinating across multiple GE divisions to solve customer challenges and enhance value and loyalty through the introduction of GE Corporate programs. (e.g. Industrial Internet, Minds + Machines) + Analyzes sales pipeline and maintains an array of opportunities to ensure that sales goals are achieved. + Actively grow and maintain a multi-year account plan that will be shared globally with parts of our business including Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Professional Services, and the Development teams to ensure coordination across the business. + Ensuring a Professional Sales Experience for customers during all aspects of sales process and touch points including: Formal meeting agendas, formal follow-up stating sequence of events and next steps in writing, and issue resolution in a timely fashion. + Formulates the winning proposals based on a cohesive strategy that leverages deep knowledge of industry, customer and GE product. **Qualifications/Requirements:** Basic Qualifications: + Bachelor’s Degree in business, marketing or related discipline + 12+ years of software industry experience minimum with proven track recordEligibility Requirements: + Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job. + Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen + Must be able to travel 50-70% of the time **Desired Characteristics:** + Works with individuals across the GE businesses on how to use Big Data to collect and analyze market information as well as how to present analysis and recommendations to drive strategic commercial decisions + Proactive in seeking out new digital platforms to drive deeper connections with customers – such as heat mapping existing relationships on LinkedIn to identify new sales opportunities, active in industry groups/blogs to gain exposure to target audiences and viewed as a domain expert + Develops acceptable strategies to mitigate risks triggered in RFP's and/or customers' T&Cs while meeting GE business objectives. + Leads the implementation of economic value selling throughout customer organization. + Thoroughly analyzes data to identify trends and issues that translate into a plan for the customer with some connection to seemingly independent problems. + Develops acceptable mitigation strategies that consider T&Cs of customers, competition and partners and key differentiators while also meeting business objectives. + Identifies and prioritizes critical GE resources needed to further the sales effort, negotiating with stakeholders for utilization.Technical Expertise: + Establishes trust and empathy as an advisor to the client; Works collaboratively in pursuit of discovery to define a desired business outcome while also uncovering unknown business outcomes the client has not previously considered; Ensures that a plan is laid out to accomplish all outcomes. + Proactively identifies pipeline risks and develops mitigation plans; Proactively shares 'best practices' to improve pipeline efficiency; Helps to develop sales team relationships with key contacts. + Able to take products, services, solutions knowledge and connect them to customers’ objectives to develop differentiated opportunities for GE; Draws upon non-traditional solutions; Constantly thinks out of the box & outside domain of expertise to develop creative solutions that meet ongoing customer needs.Business Acumen: + Leads the implementation of economic value selling throughout customer organization; Offers assistance and input to others across GE on this topic. + Communicates vertical expertise or future trends within the power utility and industries that drives certain benefits/challenges; Is seen as part of the customer’s team rather than outsider; Utilizes this dialogue to narrow and refine the customers’ objectives or “top-of-mind” thoughts in order to start a joint-brainstorming of potential solutions or to identify industry benchmarks. + Viewed as a thought leader by strategic customers, invited to advise customers based on GE solution knowledge and industry expertise; Brokers introductions and relationship handoffs with customer C-Suite to other GE team members. + Able to use a variety of financial data in building a broad perspective of company and customer business within their respective industry and markets + Understands the financial implication of different value drivers and creatively applies that understanding to impact company/customer metrics, i.e. revenue, profitability, market share. etc.Leadership: + Establishes & communicates team members' roles in relation to their function and data; Shares knowledge, power and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill; Coordinates role responsibilities with that of others to achieve mutual goals; Encourages groups to work together to efficiently resolve problems. + Able to consistently lead the process to develop winnable strategies; Creatively uses resources to anticipate and solve problems, resulting in innovative solutions that result in customer and GE satisfaction, and finds alternatives beyond the obvious; Keeps a broad perspective on the customer relationship and potential opportunities to increase customer loyalty.\#DTR **Locations:** United States; California, Oregon, Washington; Redmond, San Ramon, West Coast CitiesGE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.
          В США бездомный заработал 115 тыс. долларов за идею приложения по поиску ночлежек   
В США бездомный парень по имени Престон Фан заработал 115 тыс. долларов за идею приложения по поиску ночлежек. За это заплатила компания Linkedin. 
          Steven Petrow: How To Use Technology To Advance Your Career   
I spoke to Steven Petrow, who writes the Digital Life column for USA Today, about what got him interested in modern manners, how technology has impacted our relationships, the biggest mistakes people make on LinkedIn, the new tools for networking and his best career advice.
          Man Held in Chinese Scholar's Kidnapping Was Grad Student - U.S. News & World Report   

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          After these elections, don't cry for Argentina    

Last Sunday's elections were strong evidence that democracy is taking root in Argentina. Most striking about the elections was how unremarkable they were. This in a country that had not in recent memory witnessed the transfer of power from one elected administration to another, until Raul Alfonsin turned the presidency over to Carlos Menem in 1989.

The elections were fully free and fair. Opposition candidate Fernando de la Rua, the mayor of Buenos Aires, won handily and will take office without protest or fanfare.

The majority of Argentines now agree on the political rules and share a common outlook on economic issues. This is good news for Argentina's future, though politically and economically there is much progress yet to be made.

The past decade produced Argentina's best economic performance since World War II. It has grown by about 5 percent a year since 1991, nearly double the average for the rest of Latin America. Out of 20 Latin American countries, only Chile did better. Inflation in Argentina has been the lowest in the region; this year it will be less than 1 percent.

These achievements did not come easily. They required the remaking of the Argentine economy, the revamping of policy, and the rehabilitation of the nation's financial institutions. During Mr. Menem's two terms (1989 to 1999), nearly every state-owned industry was privatized; barriers to imports and foreign investment were dismantled; and, for the first time in generations, discipline was imposed on government spending.

The cornerstone of this reform program was the so-called "convertibility" plan, which pegged the Argentine peso to the US dollar one-for-one, and allowed for the free exchange of the two currencies. Nothing was more crucial to the country's fight against inflation - or to building confidence among foreign investors, who provided the capital that fueled Argentina's economic expansion.

Despite these changes and the impressive gains they produced, not all is well with the Argentine economy. First, it is too vulnerable and volatile. In 1995, the Mexican peso collapse sent Argentina into a tailspin; this year it was the Brazilian currency crisis. Both provoked an economic contraction of some 3 percent.

Second, the nation's economy is not generating enough jobs. Unemployment has not fallen below 12 percent of the work force for the past half dozen years, and has been as high as 18 percent.

Critics of convertibility blame the peso-dollar link. They want Argentina to shift to a floating exchange scheme, as has Brazil, Argentina's main trading partner, and nearly every other Latin American country. This change, they assert, would allow greater flexibility in addressing unemployment problems and adjusting to economic crises.

But the main difficulties for Argentina's economy are the institutional rigidities that reform efforts have left untouched because they are so politically charged. They include Argentina's tradition of tax evasion; the huge subsidies provided to trade unions; costly labor regulations that discourage new hiring; and laws that allow uncontrolled spending by provincial governments. Getting rid of this dead weight - which keeps the Argentine economy less productive, less flexible, and more vulnerable than it has to be - should be the core of Mr. de la Rua's economic agenda.

The political agenda is more daunting. Argentina has made some significant democratic advances, including last weekend's election. Another sign is the exclusion of the armed forces from politics. Yet Argentines increasingly distrust politics and politicians. Polls report that fewer than one-fifth of the citizens trust their police or judges. More than three-quarters have little or no confidence in the president, Congress, or political parties.

Nearly everyone believes corruption is endemic. The courts and tax system are national scandals. Menem's dogged efforts to run for a third term despite a clear constitutional prohibition did not help to build respect for the rule of law or the presidency.

In the past 16 years, Argentina's progress has been impressive by any standards. But its economic performance still falls short, and it has yet to become a robust democracy.

Mr. Alfonsin restored democratic practice to Argentina. Menem set the economy on course. De la Rua has the most difficult challenge of all - to reform Argentina's economic and political institutions so they are efficient, honest, and accountable. That is the only way to provide a firm basis for democracy and long-term prosperity.

*Peter Hakim is president of the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington.

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          Lead Developer - Visier Inc. - Vancouver, BC   
PayPal, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Micron, Time Inc, Electronic Arts, and BMO are just some of the brands we’ve transformed with our award-winning solutions....
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          Közösségi Média Specialista / Webszerkesztő munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: Egy...   
Közösségi Média Specialista / Webszerkesztő munkakörbe keresünk munkatársat. | Feladatok: Egy közösségi háló felépítése ? az olvasók megszólítása a számukra természetes közegben blogok, közösségi háló csoportok és egy stabil, elkötelezett közösség építése, kiszolgálása a hírportálunkon Portálunk tartalmainak fizetett hirdetéseken keresztüli terjesztése a közösségi médiában főleg Facebook hirdetések, amelyre külön költségvetésed lesz Portálunk online tartalmának kezelése, szerkesztése, frissítése cikkek, képek stb. Visszajelzés az olvasók hozzászólásaira, kérdéseire, figyelemfelkeltő párbeszédek, viták kezdeményezése. | Mit ajánlunk: Rugalmas munkavégzési hely otthonról is dolgozhatsz Rugalmas munkaidő Csak Tőled függ, mennyi időt töltesz vele és mennyi pénzt keresel ? mi pontosan fizetünk az elért eredmények után. | Elvárások: A közösségi média trendek kiváló , naprakész ismerete Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn és más, az országodban népszerű portálok Tapasztalat a közösségi hálók építése terén ? ismerned kell az adott csoportok jellemzőit és elvárásait, hogy megfelelő tartalmakat kínálhassunk nekik A közösségi médiában alkalmazott eszközök és folyamatok működésének kiváló ismerete Nagyon jó webszerkesztői és írói képességek Önállóság ? olyan embert keresünk, aki képes felügyelet nélkül is pontos munkát végezni, betartva a határidőket Nagyon jó Wordpress ismeretek Középfokú angol nyelvtudás ? főleg a munkatársakkal való kommunikációhoz | További infó és jelentkezés itt: www.profession.hu/allas/1039519
          A Lesson From Toyota: Thanking Employees for Pointing Out Problems   
A Lesson From Toyota: Thanking Employees for Pointing Out Problems

Thanks to Lean Frontiers for sharing a story from Mike Hoseus on LinkedIn. Mike is, of course, co-author of the excellent book Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way (written with Jeff Liker, who I just learned is retiring from the University of Michigan... more on that soon).

Continue reading A Lesson From Toyota: Thanking Employees for Pointing Out Problems at Lean Blog.


          Comment on How to Backup Social Media Content by Maggie Foggin   
Great article, Suellen. I would like to point out one company you have missed when it comes to services to back up social media content: Frostbox. Unlike SocialSafe, offering backup to our personal machines, Frostbox offers an automated backup to the cloud for services like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, Foursquare, Gmail, Instagram, and soon Evernote. We have much respect for SocialSafe and for anyone looking for a backup of their data on a local machine, they are a great choice. Backupify however is moving away from social and more towards the enterprise backup.
          Comment on Why I Was Ready to Quit Social Networking by Suellen Hughes   
Hi Lara, What an honour to have the Chief Rabbit hopping by my blog :) I love what you do on Facebook and can only hope to learn what I can from you. The STEPS learning program is a great tool for people new to Facebook and LinkedIn. I've been trying to make Facebook work for a few years now and while it works for me personally on my Profile, I haven't cracked the Business page yet. Your tips, resources and practical how-tos are going to get me there I'm sure. I love all of the comments too - I feel in good company.
          Comment on Why I Was Ready to Quit Social Networking by Suellen Hughes   
Hi Bridie, Interesting that you weren't finding value in Facebook. I love it for personal engagement but I haven't had as much success with my business page. I think that's because I don't manage it well. I'm going to persevere with it for a while - especially if I can learn a few tips from the experts about how to make it work. I will reassess in 6 months. I like LinkedIn too. The conversation is definitely more business focussed and I've discovered a lot of value in Groups and Answers. I'd be interested to hear views about whether the paid option is worth the money - I'm still using the free version at this point. Thanks for commenting over on LinkedIn too :) I think I will continue to use Twitter for both personal and business but will perhaps use Facebook more for personal and just the occasional personal tweet.
          Comment on Why I Was Ready to Quit Social Networking by Linda ~ Journey Jottings   
Can of worms here Suellen LOL You have to go and at least play with each one to see how it fits - or get an inkling of how each form of social media fits/doesn't fit your niche - If you're in the corporate world, you'd be mad not to be on LinkedIn (friends daughter was head-hunted there and was offered, on a platter, an awesome job) Young muso's it seems head for My Space Empire Ave struck me (so I didn't dip the toe) to more suit networking consultants - although I hope they're not all just networking with each other??? However, I have maintained a Facebook Page as travellers use FB to stay in touch with family and so its a great central spot to have a forum situation and simply be accessible/available to my end users and offer the opportunity of conversation with them. I put a FB symbol/address on my products now. Twitter, I think, is particularly appealing to travellers as there's such a strong element of serendipity to it - Everyone I'm sure has 'moments' when they feel as though they're drowning in SM - But then... a fantastic connection raises its head above the waves and it all takes on a brilliant new meaning. Putting a $ figure on those 'finds' though I'd say the cost is high - But a few of the 'finds' or 'connections' I've made I feel have been so priceless, soooo worthwhile, its a bit like panning for gold ~ the gems are worth the hours of panning! I'm with you though that it is a skill that has to be honed/managed/controlled as the most overwhelming element of it all is the ceaseless waves that flood your streams all relentlessly vying for attention to be read - and they simply can't ALL be read, so... Enough's enough - get over that, and you're home and dry LOL
          Comment on Why I Was Ready to Quit Social Networking by Bridie Jenner   
Glad I'm not the only one who is beginning to feel overwhelmed with all the different social media options! I rationalised my SM recently and got rid of my Facebook page - it wasn't doing anything for my business but was eating up my time. I now concentrate on twitter and LinkedIn - I love the instant and conversational nature of twitter and have made many friends, as well as accrued some new clients along the way. And LinkedIn I think is essential for more serious social networking. I love Hootsuite too and avoid the use of auto anything - tweets, DMs when someone follows me and blog posting. I also tweet as myself and incorporate personal as well as business-related tweets - hopefully it shows that I'm a business with some personality!
          Comment on Google+ A Valuable Tool For Small Business? by Wendy Ager   
I've been on Google+ for a few weeks and it feels like starting my whole online networking over again. Putting those on LinkedIn into 'circles' as business contacts and the same with my Twitter followers. There are people I don't know requesting to connect with me but I've struggled to find out who they are to see if I should and what circle to put them in. I am trying to keep up but to put my 2000 Twitter Followers, 400 connections on LinkedIn and 200 Facebook fans into new categories feels like a mammoth task and I'm already losing interest! However, I don't want to get left behind if this turns into something big! Wendy Ager
          Comment on Kochie’s Tasty Takeouts by Suellen   
Hi Jen! So much fun hanging out with you too. I think it's great that you came away with new realisations about your business model. Better now than in 4 years time when you're a burnt out personal trainer wondering why you ever left law! You will be a great business owner because you get that it's not about creating a job but building a business. I've started using LinkedIn too and am enjoying it much more. I'm now finding it more like Facebook for professionals. Interested to see how the interactions and connections go. It always felt very one-way to me but perhaps that's changed. Have fun with your business planning over Easter. Make sure you have a bit of down time too, oh and some chocolate of course ;) Cheers
          Comment on Kochie’s Tasty Takeouts by Jen Brown   
I too came away from KBB with a girl crush on Rachel Botsman as well as iPad envy -) It was lovely to (finally) meet you Suellen and spend so much time chatting, scheming, planning & laughing together. It is always interesting to read someone's perspective of a shared experience. So thank you for sharing your thoughts. Like you, coming from a predominately male, corporate environment, I was inspired and amazed by the number of women attending and presenting. It is a refreshing change for me. I love the (positive) energy that groups of enthusiastic & passionate women seem to create. As you know, I came away from Kochie's Business Bootcamp with mixed feelings. I met many wonderful people who have inspired me as well as coming away with some fantastic & practical ideas that I have already implemented and advice ("be fearless" is a key one for me too). But on the flip side I felt rather dishearted after a few realisations about my own business model. I know I shouldn't feel that way given it has opened my eyes to the weaknesses - and opportunities - in my business plan & giving me the kick I needed to recognise that and plug those holes. As for things I have implemented, I have <i>finally</i> started using LinkedIn after setting up my profile a couple of years ago. And needless to say, the business plan will be getting some attention over Easter Regards Jen
          Простой и эффективный способ использования социальных сетей в маркетинге   
Достаточно многим технологиям и продуктам в нашей повседневной жизни мы обязаны людям в погонах. За примерами далеко ходить не надо, читая данную заметку, вы вполне можете сделать реверанс военным, приложившим руку к развитию технологии Всемирной Паутины.

Примеров достаточно много, но причем тут они и тема данной заметки?

Все просто: обратите внимание на то, каким образом развиваются деловые социальные сети, а именно мировой флагман - LinkedIn. Ряд новшеств был в некотором роде заимствован у "мирных" социальных сетей, таких как тот же Classmates и Facebook. В этом смысле, мы наблюдаем обратное движение от "мирных", развлекательных технологий в "военные", а точнее "деловые". Занятная особенность, верно?  

Так, если в "мирном" Classmates можно узнать кто посещал вашу страничку (такой же функционал есть в наших "Одноклассниках"), то в LinkedIn это имеет уже некоторую деловую ценность, позволяя мониторить обратную связь как со стороны потенциальных партнеров (зашел посмотреть на ваш профайл после получения делового письма от вас), так и возможных работодателей.

Естественно, новые особенности, адаптированные в деловые сети из мирных должны служить двум целям:

  1. Делать сервис более полезным для его пользователей
  2. Помогать владельцам сервиса монетизировать траффик.
Небольшой совет, которым я хочу сегодня поделиться, связан как раз с первой целью.

Итак, если вы "подсели" на Facebook или отечественный ВКонтакте.ру, то вам должен быть знаком экран "Новости", он же Updates. Через данную страницу, вы можете отслеживать новости ваших друзей и знакомых: кто-то выложил новые фотографии, добавил знакомых одноклассников, вступил в группу по интересам или просто сообщил, что едет в отпуск.

Выглядеть это может где-то так:

Сегодня:
-Катечка Красоткина наконец то идет в клуб танцевать!;
-Вася Хомяк Пупкин выложил 5 новых фотографий в альбом "Моя Интересная Жизнь";
-Костя Скелет Черепов добавил в друзья Ивана Иванова;
-Катечка Красоткина устала работать;
-Василий Чапаев едет в командировку на Амур;
-Катечка Красоткина начала рабочий день;
-Андрей Аршавин вступил в группу "Кто едет на Чемпионат Европы?".

Вообщем стандартный "пульс" подобных социалок, чем же он полезен в деловых сетях?

Все достаточно просто, возьмем недавнее обновление в LinkedIn. Теперь, помимо новостей "кто кого добавил", появилась возможность изменять свой статус, а само изменение автоматически попадает на главную страницу каждого пользователя, в раздел Network Updates. Вообщем то же самое что и в "мирных" сетях, но что эта возможность сулит в деловой?

Все элементарно: теперь вы можете транслировать определенное маркетинговое сообщение своим контактам, контактам контактов (network) и вообще всем, кто наткнется на ваш профайл (через public profile). При этом, вы также можете выбрать нужную степень распространения этой информации.

Как это можно использовать? Банальнейший пример, который я наблюдал недавно - многие меняли свой статус, информируя о визите выставки CeBIT в Ганновере.

Это безусловно удобно и полезно (см. мою рецензию книги Дарси Резака про networking), но это еще не маркетинг. Гораздо эффективнее обновлять статус в связи с каким то важным событием - например подготовка и выход нового продукта, напоминание о собственном семинаре или выставке, и вообще информация о любой маркетинговой инициативе. При этом в тексте можно не только описать новость, но и дать ссылку (к сожалению не "кликабельную").

Кто гарантировано увидит изменение вашего профайла? Если ваша сеть "правильна, то ваше "сообщение" получат :

-Коллеги;
-Партнеры (дистрибьютеры, поставщики, контр-агенты и др.);
-Лица, имеющих влияние на рынок(журналисты, эксперты и др.);
-Ключевые клиенты (на b2b рынке).

Значимость обновления вашего статуса по эффекту может превзойти email-сообщение, телефонный звонок, ну или как минимум быть неплохим дополнением к оным.

Скажем, сегодня я обновил свой профайл следующим образом:

Mikhail Penkovsky: has released a new antivirus product, see more at www.agnitum.com

Кстати, еще одной оптимизацией будет создание "редиректных" ссылок, с тем чтобы размещать в тексте статуса не длинный URL, а короткий, ведущий на нужный пресс-релиз или веб-страницу.

PS. Любопытно, когда "МойКруг" скопирует эту возможность?
          Пресс-тур: практичные советы   
За этот год мы провели три пресс-тура: в июне в Германии и, недавно, в начале декабря во Франции и Англии. Возобновляю паузу на блоге небольшой заметкой с практичными советами из нашего опыта.

Сразу оговорюсь, что я не буду рассматривать роль пресс-тура как инструмента PR и маркетинга, а сфокусируюсь на практике: ну, там где надо поперчить расскажу, где посолить, на каком огне и сколько времени готовить это блюдо - дьявол ведь в мелочах, верно? :)

#1 Состав

Оптимальное количество участников для пресс-тура со стороны компании - двое, максимум - трое, включая представителя PR-агентства.

Один из участников - технический специалист, которой сможет "поразить" журналистов рассказами про ваши ноухау, технологии и другие особенности, не говоря про ответы на каверзные вопросы. Тем самым вы продемонстрируете свой экспертный статус. Если ваш бизнес не подразумевает наличие таких специалистов, то на эту роль сойдет наиболее подкованный в вопросах вашего продукта или услуги сотрудник.

Второй участник - человек от маркетинга, который будет делать презентацию, красиво говорить, плюс внесет нужные акценты в слова "технаря". На эту роль хорошо подходят лица начиная от генерального директора (в зависимости от размера компании), директора по маркетингу, брэнд-менеджер или PR-менеджер.

Третий, опциональный участник - это представитель вашего PR-агентства, которое организовало пресс-тур. В случае если вы организовали пресс-тур своими силами (в нашем случае это было справедливо для Англии), то достаточно двух участников.

#2 Багаж

Что взять с собой? Категорий тут несколько: инвентарь, раздаточные материалы, информационные материалы, плюс дресс-код.

Инвентарь:
  • ноутбук с презентацией;
  • презентация на USB-флэшке, плюс на карточке памяти (на всякий случай);
  • если вы едите в США или Англию - возьмите перходник для местных розеток.
Раздаточные материалы:
  • корпоративная пресс-папка с пресс-релизом и другими материалами;
  • в папке также может быть диск с продуктом или демо-роликом;
  • визитки;
  • сувениры (мы в Германии дарили сумки с нашим логотипом).
Информационные материалы:
  • заранее проработайте маршруты: распечайте инструкции как добираться до каждого места;
  • продублируйте эти материалы;
  • по каждому журналисту создайте профайл (где пишет, какая аудитория, история отношений с ним, были ли публикации, какие у него предпочтения и тд.);
  • создайте список "неприятных" вопросов, чтобы заранее знать куда и как "отступать".
Дресс-код:

Желательно знать не только о чем, для кого, в какой манере пишут журналисты, но и каковы они в жизни.

Из нашего опыта, можно сделать вывод, что большинство западных редакторов и обозревателей, освещающих программные продукты для домашних пользователей - одеваются в стиле casual, иногда в буквальном смысле "как попало". Половина встречала нас в своих офисах в футболках и джинсах, что вполне логично, некоторые были одеты чуть более "официально", если такая формулировка вообще возможна. Я не призываю вас также одевать футболку и джинсы, но то, что в таком случае стоит забыть об официальном костюме и галстуке - факт.

Как же быть, если вы не представляете себе, как будут одеты журналисты? Идеальный вариант - возьмите одежду в стиле smart casual, плюс киньте джинсы в чемодан. Тогда вы сможете более или менее варьировать свою "униформу" :)

#3 Расписание

В европейских странах большинство издательств расположены в одном городе: в Германии - это Мюнхен, во Франции - Париж, в Англии - Лондон, в Испании - Мадрид. Да, бывают исключения, так Axel Springer в Германии расположен в Гамбурге, а английское Future Publishing в Bath под Бристолем.

В связи с данным расположением, добраться от одного офиса до другого можно в течение 1 часа, что накладывает свой отпечаток на составление расписания встреч.

Второй момент, это количество встреч в день. Оптимальное число - три встречи за день. В случае если встреч больше, скажем, - четыре, то сохранить энтузиазм и азарт во время последней презентации крайне непросто. А ведь каждая встреча - это очередная возможность донести важную информацию, поэтому стоит ли снижать качество ради сомнительной производительности?

К слову, если вы планируете встречи на вашем стенде на выставке, а не визиты в офисы издательств, то цифра 3, может быть легко увеличена до 4-5 т.к. вы не будете тратить энергию на передвижения по городу. Если допустить, что встречи на выставки могут занять не более получаса каждая, то и пять встреч за день - далеко не предел. Плюс, помните о разнице пресс-тура для своих соотечественников и для их зарубежных коллег. Как бы вы хорошо не владели английским, на русском говорить все же полегче :)

Каждая встреча длится от 40 минут до полутора часов. БОльшее время на одну встречу снижает эффективность т.к. журналист начинает банально уставать и терять внимание, вообще полтора часа - это максимальный срок для того чтобы адекватно усваивать информацию для любого человека, золотая же середина это 1 час.

Теперь давайте посмотрим на вариант типичного расписания:
  • с 10-00 до 11-00 - первая встреча;
  • с 12-30 до 13-30 - вторая встреча;
  • с 14-00 до 15-00 - ланч;
  • с 16-00 до 17-00 - третья встреча.
Наличие легкого перекуса после двух встреч жизненно необходимо. Да, частенько вам предложат на встречах кофе и сладости и вы сможете "зарядиться", но при активном диалоге не до печенюшек. Если же не устроить себе перерыв на заправку организма пищей, богатой углеводами, то к третьей встрече вы можете запросто "сдуться".

#4 Встречи

Ну вот и добрались до самого интересного: подготовка прошла, вы приехали в офис и встречаетесь с журналистом. Имейте в виду, что частенько редактора любят брать на встречи своих сотрудников-обозревателей и наоборот. Если в издательстве несколько журналов, то планируя встречу с одним, вы можете получить приятный сюрприз в виде дополнительного участника. В этом смысле, число пресс-папок и визиток берите с запасом.

Итак, "маркетолог" начинает доклад, а "технарь" сидит рядом, внимательно слушает и в ключевые моменты сам вступает в дискуссию внося коррективы и, что еще важнее, раскрывая какие то особенные моменты. Об этом, кстати, можно заранее договориться, чтобы это все было бы не импровизацией, а спланированой домашней заготовкой.

На самом деле, схема работы в паре крайне эффективна. Во-первых, пока один говорит - другой спокойно анализирует поведение слушателя, его реакции и эмоции.

Например, когда я видел, что некоторые журналисты начинали клевать носом от сложности материала в ряде слайдов - я вступал в дело с какой нибудь простой, но забавной метафорой, объясняющей действие данного функционала простым языком.

Скажем: "Ну это то же самое, что охрана вашего бизнес-центра, впустило бы меня внутрь с пистолетом наперевес, просто по тому факту, что мое имя не значится в списке известных злоумышленников".

Журналистам подобные примеры очень нравились, они начинали улыбаться, шутить и беседа становилась более неформальной, лед официоза разбивался в мгновение ока и дальнейшая презентация шла гораздо веселее.

Что еще важнее, когда основной докладчик получает паузу, пусть и на 2-3 минуты, он успевает собраться с мыслями и обдумать о чем надо сказать во время следующего слайда. Такая передышка очень полезна. Полезна она и для журналиста т.к. он переключает внимание с просто слушания на диалог - то есть усвоение материала повышается.

Кстати, сбор информации о каждом журналисте крайне полезен во время презентации. Данные встречи мало отличаются от процесса переговоров по продажам: чем лучше вы знаете своего "клиента", тем больше вероятность, что вы будете говорить с ним на одном языке о понятных ему вещах.

В случае с пресс-туром это означает модификацию ваших докладов в зависимости от особенностей журналистов. Скажем, если журналист достаточно дотошный и продвинутый - то презентация в стиле "коммивояжера" ему будет не только бесполезна, сколько противна. Такому подавай детальную информацию "по-делу" с минимумом маркетиновой "обертки".

Если же журналист пишет для обычных "домохозяек" и звезд с неба не хватает, то рассказывать ему о технических особенностях слишком подробно просто бессмысленно - начнет зевать.

Наконец, еще один важный момент это работа над ошибками - в течение каждой встречи необходимо фиксировать (лучше в блокнот) какие то особенные моменты: ошибки или сомнительные места в слайдах, спорные моменты в презентации, типичные вопросы и правильные ответы на них. Между встречами и в конце дня можно обсуждать эти моменты и вносить коррективы.

По окончании встречи логично обсудить с журналистом сроки выхода публикации и вообще возможности сотрудничества, далее дарите подарки (если не подарили их сразу) и прощайтесь.

#5 After Party

Итак, пресс-тур окончен, вы встретились со всеми, приехали домой, дело в шляпе?

Не совсем, теперь необходимо "закрыть" тур уже из своего офиса:
  • Каждому журналисту звонок или письмо благодарности за встречу;
  • Добавьте контакты журналистов в вашу социальную сеть (LinkedIn, МойКруг);
  • Добавьте в свой ежедневник (лучше электронный) даты, когда надо уточнить у журналистов сроки выхода публикации или любые другие вопросы;
  • Составьте таблицу с характеристикой встреч, списком контактов и тд. - кто знает, возможно через год если вы опять поедете в пресс-тур мелкие детали вылетят у вас из головы, перенести все это в электронный вид;
  • Через заданный период времени проведите анализ числа и качества вышедших публикаций для оценки пресс-тура.
В некоторых случаях, эффект от пресс-тура может распространяться не только на первую волну публикаций, но и на последующие контакты с каждым из журналистов. Порой можно высылать кому то 5-6 пресс-релизов в год, но не получить ни одной публикации, зато одна встреча способна значительно повысить дальнейшую работу на долгое время, но это тема отдельной заметки :)

          Как заманить Одноклассников в Круг?   
Один из последних трендов Рунета - активное использование аудиторией социальных сетей. Мне известны случаи, когда компании были вынуждены заблокировать доступ сотрудников к ВКонтакте.ру, Одноклассники.ру и МойКруг.ру из-за перерасхода траффика и "саботажа" рабочих процессов. Похоже мы находимся на пороге бума социальных сетей в России, по крайней мере в Москве и С.Петербурге это увлечение носит тотальный характер.

Действительно, новые сервисы, ставшие клонами западных LinkedIn.com, Facebook.com и Classmates.com, завоёвывают Рунет с беспощадной стремительностью.

Что любопытно, позиционирование западных прообразов достаточно четкое:
  • LinkedIn - сеть деловых контактов;
  • Classmates - сеть однокласников и однокурсников;
  • Facebook - сеть друзей, объединяющая элементы первых двух сетей.
В России ситуация похожая:
  • "МойКруг" - аналог LinkedIn;
  • "Одноклассники" - аналог Classmates;
  • "ВКонтакте" - аналог Facebook.
Правильно? Не совсем.

Так, Яндекс, после покупки "МойКруг" начал борьбу за аудиторию "Одноклассников" и, отчасти, "ВКонтакте". Взгляните на то как рекламируется сервис на домашней странице Яндекса:


Мы видим изменение стратегического курса, с целью завербовать больше "адептов" и увеличить траффик. Ведь ясно, что даже имея аккаунты во всех системах пользователь, рано или поздно, забывает про аутсайдеров, отдавая предпочтение одному из сервисов.

Например, "ВКонтакте" активно переманивает пользователей "Одноклассников" и уже сейчас, если у вас есть аккаунты в этих системах, вы можете по своим друзьям проследить эту миграцию. Время пользователя ограничено и он не будет присутствовать в обоих сетях, одна из них будет вынуждена уступить.

В ситуации Яндекса решение побороться за аудиторию двух конкурентов понятно и логично ("просто друзей" больше чем "деловых"), но вот насколько это осуществимо - вопрос.

Для сравнения обратимся к прообразам с Запада: LinkedIn и Facebook. Начиная с интерфейса и заканчивая функциональными возможностями сервисы ориентируются не просто на разную аудиторию (в конце концов у многих есть аккаунты и там и там), сколько на разное "состояние" этой аудитории.

Так, LinkedIn - это деловой клуб, а Facebook - веселая вечеринка. Объеденить эти два явления едва ли можно. Это как два параллельных мира, у которых различий больше чем общих черт. В первой сети вывешивают свое резюме, налаживают контакты с коллегами, ищут потенциальных клиентов (по крайней мере, на рынке b2b), тогда как во второй вывешивают фотографии, болтают с друг другом на "стенах", а также организуют встречи выпускников.

Получается, что хотя сети и могут формально иметь значительное число общих пользователей, они едва ли могут подходить и для делового и для дружеского общения.

К слову, про общение. Почему "ВКонтакте" побеждает "Одноклассников"? По простой причине - это более удобная и функциональная платформа именно для общения. Для того, чтобы "МойКруг" начал утягивать эту же аудиторию, ему придется внедрить целый ряд свойств, чтобы превратить "кофейню бизнес-семинара" в "веселый бар с караоке". Но осуществив эту трансформацию, будет потеряна нишевая ориентация на деловую сеть.

И все же пофантазируем. Как поступить Яндексу с "МойКруг", чтобы привлечь в него аудиторию "Одноклассников" и "ВКонтакте"?

  1. Обновить интерфейс, избавившись от "деловой ориентации" (создать универсальную "всеядную" оболочку);
  2. Внедрить сервисы для облегчения общения (создать платформу для общения друзей не уступающую "ВКонтакте");
  3. Создать варианты "профилей" - "деловой/обычный", которые в зависимости от текущего выбора пользователя будут влиять на раскладку интерфейса ("деловой" или "веселый");
  4. Создать разные виды кругов: "Деловой Круг", "Моя школа", "Мой ВУЗ", "Мои друзья" - у каждого круга индивидуальная настройка доступа к профилю пользователя и другим кругам (скажем, бизнес-коллегам необязательно видеть то, что доступно друзьям);
  5. Создать инструменты по интеграции с разными почтовыми службами (Яндекс.ру, Мейл.ру, Гмейл.ру, Рамблер.ру и тд) для отправки автоматических приглашений вступить в "МойКруг" (преодоление барьеров переключения, а также вирусное увеличение состава сети);
  6. Добиться лидерства над конкурентами во внедрении новых возможностей социальной сети как в "деловой", так и в "дружеской" сфере (удержание текущих пользователей, миграция пользователей от конкурентов);
  7. Позиционировать продукт как "Универсальную Сеть Друзей, Однокласников и Коллег". При этом проводя нишевые рекламные кампании по каждому из профилей (друзья, одноклассники, деловые).
А может быть Яндексу стоит приобрести "ВКонтакте" или "Одноклассников" для более гибкой позиции и разведения сервисов по типам "деловой" и "веселый"?

Ответ на этот вопрос лежит в плоскости денег - что выгоднее: инвестировать в доработку "МойКруг" и его продвижение или приобрести уже готовую сеть? Также не стоит забывать и про временной фактор: если вы и все ваши друзья и одноклассники уже находяться "ВКонтакте" то имеет ли вам смысл переносить свое общение в "МойКруг", если первая сеть вас полностью устраивает?
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          Flexion Therapeutics Hires Its First General Counsel   
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Account Manager, Manufacturing, Lincoln, NE Apply now » Apply now + Start apply with LinkedIn + + Start apply with Facebook + + Apply Now + Start + Please wait... Date: Jul 1, 2017 Location: LINCOLN, NE, US, 68501 Company: Grainger Company Overview Grainger is a broad line, business-to-business distributor of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) supplies and other related products and services. More than 3.2 million businesses and institutions worldwide rely on Grainger for products such as safety gloves, ladders, motors and janitorial supplies, along with services like inventory management and technical support. These customers represent a broad collection of industries including commercial, government, healthcare and manufacturing. They place orders online, on mobile devices, through sales representatives, over the phone and at local branches. Approximately 5,000 suppliers provide Grainger with more than 1.6 million products stocked in Grainger’s distribution centers and branches worldwide. Position Description Maximize revenue for designated account package by growing sales within existing accounts, expanding customer contacts, identifying and developing new opportunities at a level consistent with or exceeding company expectations. + Understand customer needs and objectives and remains alert and responsive to changing customer needs + Demonstrate knowledge of market data and access to resources to quickly respond to new developments in the customer’s business + Demonstrate consistent focus on actions and tactics that will produce positive sales results + Demonstrate appropriate knowledge of the customers’ products and services to formulate business strategies to drive revenue + Understand Grainger’s Value Proposition and can clearly articulate to customers, providing solutions to grow profitable sales + Communicate in an organized, clear and concise manner to effectively express ideas, plans, actions, and projects to support customer needs + Establish customer and market priorities to execute a strategic course of action to accomplish sales goals + Develop and implement account penetration strategies to include regular business reviews for key customers to maximize sales + Demonstrate full compliance to company sales and pricing guidelines + Fully leverage all resources and technical support available + Document, analyze, and understand impact of customer focused activities to increase productivity and sales within assigned market Position Requirements: + Self-motivated, possessing a high energy level and a desire to achieve goals beyond what is required + Business acumen around sales forecasting opportunity management and customer planning + Technological capabilities and understanding to communicate in today’s business environment + Ability to listen, gain trust and bring to closure an action, project, resolution or sales with customers + Ability to clearly articulate business drivers, understand key financial and total cost of ownership concepts with all levels of the organization + Ability to utilize sales process to uncover customer objections/concerns, and determine appropriate solutions + Ability to maintain a plan of action until desired results is achieved + Strong process discipline, ability to align planning objectives with a pipeline development process to grow and develop market revenue + Knowledge of Maintenance Repair & Operations (MRO) products and their applications a plus + High School diploma and/or GED required + College or equivalent experience preferred Minimum of 3+ years of direct outside sales experience Work Environment: Consistent with Grainger's Sales Mgt process, travel required to each customer within aligned market at least once per month, or more frequently where needed Impact: Has responsibility for generating positive sales growth for a specific geography or vertical market with an average of 30-35 current accounts and average of $2 to $3.5M dollars annually Fully leverage Grainger’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Salesforce, to perform all of the aspects of business daily EEOC Statement Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Nearest Major Market: Lincoln Job Segment: Account Manager, Outside Sales, CRM, Manager, Sales, Technology, Management
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Vizify is an up and coming social media channel that creates beautiful, “graphical bios” of all your scattered virtual info.   The site uses content from up to five other social media services (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Foursquare etc.) and draws it all together to form your homepage, which then breaks down into a page for … Lire la suite
          Silicon Valley's old boy power structure is getting toppled and the repercussions will be huge   

China slip fall soldiers

When Chris Sacca took the stage at the South by Southwest conference in March, the "Shark Tank" judge kicked off his talk by doling out cans of beers to the women sitting in the front rows. 

"We’re going to do this unlike Uber. The women get them first," Sacca said to the crowd of fans that would mob him like a celebrity afterwards. 

The beer stunt was a snipe at one of his early portfolio companies that had come under internal investigation for claims of sexism in the workplace. But now four months later, Sacca himself has issued a mea culpa, confessing that he "personally contributed" to making the tech industry "inhospitable for women" after being accused in a New York Times article of inappropriately touching a woman's face without her consent. (He later "disputed" the accusation.)

The apology from one of Silicon Valley's most visible and powerful venture capitalists comes at a time when the tech industry is confronting its shameful legacy of sexist behavior. It hasn't been a secret that women in technology face sexism, especially in venture capital where women only make up 7% of partners. But until now, the status quo went for the most part unchallenged and the offenders operated with impunity. 

That's why the events of the last few months are so remarkable. The stories of venture capitalists asking women entrepreneurs for sex or touching them underneath the table during pitch meetings have multiplied as more and more women come forward. And it's already having a profound effect. 

In the last month, Uber's CEO was asked to resign after a detailed investigation into harassment and bad behavior among employees and managers at the $69 billion startup. Another investor was forced out of his firm after initially denying accusations of sexual harassment from multiple women. 

Dave McClure, the leader of a famous Silicon Valley startup accelerator 500 Startups, was removed from the day-to-day operations after women came forward with allegations of misconduct. In one case detailed by the New York Times, McClure told a woman that he wasn't sure if he should hire her or hit on her.

Despite Silicon Valley being a place that's promoted itself as a bastion of progressive ideals and meritocracy, each domino being tipped shows that the sexism problem that had rooted itself in the boy's club of venture is worse and worse — and the old school boy's club of Silicon Valley is being toppled as a result.

The problem with power

The gender imbalance in Silicon Valley is well-documented, but the undercurrent of sexism and harassment that is its byproduct has been harder to pinpoint.

To be sure, some of the worst offenders have become "open secrets" among women entrepreneurs. There's wiki pages that list venture capitalists and tech leaders who have been accused of inappropriate behavior. And one startup accelerator, Y Combinator, keeps track of venture capitalists that have behaved badly — harassment or deal-wise — and cuts them out from ever getting a chance to invest as the startups leave its program. 

But it's tough to overstate the precarious path that must be navigated by any woman who wants to pursue the tech dream and create the next Facebook or Snapchat. 

Without having a deep network in Silicon Valley or getting into one of the accelerators, it's hard for women entrepreneurs to know who to avoid or have a support network to turn to if they feel like someone has crossed the line. Even if they do report it, they're often silenced or told to sign non-disclosure agreements so people never find out. 

Meanwhile, the men of Silicon Valley have continued to hold the power. Of the venture capitalist deal makers that fund the next generation of Facebooks, only 7% of the partners at top VC firms are women, according to a Crunchbase study.

And the money follows the same gendered lines. Women received $1.5 billion in funding last year versus $58.2 billion for men, according to PitchBook data. Just think, what kind of world-changing apps and tech products would we have today if women had the same opportunities and influence in the industry as men? 

Make no mistake: venture capitalists control the check books that can fund next America's innovation engine and too often it's been an old boys club that makes deals in hot tub jam sessions or all-male ski trips

The Trump effect

Yet the recent wave of women stepping forward after years of trying to shine light on the issue is finally crashing the power structure. 

Venture firms are scrambling to institute formal policies around harassment. LinkedIn founder and Greylock partner, Reid Hoffman, made a public plea for firms to sign the Decency Pledge to acknowledge that the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is the same as a manager and employee. (Yes, Silicon Valley is at the point where its dealmakers are finally publicly promising to be decent to women.)

The public apology from Sacca shows that no venture capitalist can go untouched, no matter how famous or how many amazing deals they've done. In some ways, it's the opposite of the Trump effect: the President was elected despite being on tape saying lecherous things. To this day, he continues to call out reporters and women for their looks. 

Yet the general revulsion to those antics has made Silicon Valley somehow look at its own secret shame. It's harder for an investor to say they are outraged by Trump's treatment of women when they're protecting their own peers who have asked for sex or rubbed a woman's thigh when they're supposed to be making a business deal. 

And while some argue that Trump's behavior has normalized this kind of locker-room talk towards women, in Silicon Valley, its greatest offenders are now getting exposed one-by-one. Venture firms have collapsed. Uber, the most valuable private tech startup, is undergoing a cultural reformation to save its company. Individuals like Sacca are making public apologies for their role in making tech "inhospitable" toward women. The Silicon Valley people and companies in powerful positions aren't immune like Trump has been — and that's only been more clear as more women entrepreneurs speak out against what's been up until now Silicon Valley's darkest secret. 

There will be more dominoes that fall, and more "disruption," as the industry finally comes to terms with this problem. But when the dust settles, you can be sure that the startups, products, and innovation coming from Silicon Valley will be stronger than ever.

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          The ultimate guide to being a summer intern in San Francisco   

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If you're a college student, there's a good chance summer has become synonymous with one thing: internships.

Land one in the tech industry and you're likely headed to San Francisco. While dozens of the largest tech companies,— like Facebook, Google, HP, and Cisco — are headquartered on the outskirts of the city, in the heart of Silicon Valley, spending time in San Francisco is a must.

To help you make the most of your summer in the city, Business Insider has put together a list of some of the best places to eat, drink, and hang out in San Francisco this summer. We spoke with employees at Business Insider's San Francisco bureau, as well as friends who live in the city, including those who have worked and interned at high-profile tech companies like Facebook — and asked them for their must-see, must-eat, must-do recommendations during a summer internship in San Francisco.

Here they are.

On the map below, there are four different icons:

  • lunch or dessert spots (burger and drink)
  • restaurants (fork and knife)
  • bars (mugs)
  • activities (stars)

Zoom in to see more suggestions, and click on the icons for a link and brief description.

 

Here are a few highlights from the map, with commentary from our local experts:

Lunch spots and cafés:

Brunch and dinner:

Bars:

  • Anina Bar — fun outdoor patio and tropical drinks for happy hour.
  • Palmhouse — try the fish bowl drinks on happy hour.
  • Jaxson — a fun country Western bar.
  • 21st Amendment Brewery — one of the most well-known breweries in the Bay Area; full restaurant and bar located next to AT&T park.

Things to do:

  • A day trip to Sausalito — take the ferry from the Embarcadero for $5. Once you're there, get ice cream from Lappert's and fish and chips from Fish and Chips.
  • Twin Peaks and Lands End — less tourist-y hikes with spectacular nature views.
  • Off the Grid — a family style picnic with food trucks and local vendors; located at Fort Mason in the Marina every Friday night, and at the Presidio greens every Sunday afternoon.
  • Go Car Tours — Rent Scoots or Go Cars and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Dolores Park — have a picnic here and bring mimosa supplies, but expect a crowd.

Transportation and general tips:

  • Get a Clipper card for public transit (MUNI and BART). If you lose it, they'll replace it with a card pre-loaded with your remaining dollars for just $5. If you lose a paper ticket, you lose all the money on it.
  • There's the MUNI bus system and the MUNI train system. If it's a letter, it's underground in the city center. If it's a number, it's a bus above ground. Unless it's the F, then it's always above ground and filled with tourists.
  • Shopping bags are taxed in California, so stock up on some reusable cloth bags to save a few cents.
  • When you're checking Google Maps to get somewhere, double check the public transportation route. If it tells you to take the Powell Street cable car, you'll be waiting half an hour among tourists just to get on.
  • Always carry a jacket. The wind can gust up at any time and fog is a mainstay. It even has a name — Karl — and an Instagram.
  • Make sure your bank has branches or at least ATMs in the city, because you'll want to start carrying cash. A relatively high number bars and coffee shops don't take cards.
  • When your heart sinks walking by the many homeless people and addicts, you can do something about it. Some great places to volunteer are Glide, SF Food Bank, Hamilton Family Center.
  • Late night eats are near impossible to find — most restaurants close at 10 p.m.
  • Watch out for hills. If you Google Map something and it says it's only a few blocks away, you might end up walking up a cliff face to get there. Uber it instead.
  • San Francisco is a dog-friendly city; you'll see them everywhere and offices are no exception.

Have you interned in San Francisco? Would you like to talk about your experience or recommend must-dos? Email tloudenback@businessinsider.com.

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          Women’s healthcare and the concept of mind-body interaction   

Throughout history, and across many different cultures, the human being has been considered to consist of a mind with body (and sometimes a soul). Despite this, across much of modern medicine there has been a tendency to conceive of these aspects as distinctly separate entities, whether in disease generation or in its management. The problem of such an approach is that it engenders a sort of Cartesian confusion.

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          Why should I trust you? AMBIT: helps where it’s hard to help   

Teachers to nurses, youth workers to psychiatrists, psychotherapists to social workers—you name it, we are legion; the “helping professions”. We’ve made progress over the past century, finding effective ways to help many – perhaps most – of the difficulties our clients face, but we shouldn’t be complacent. Even the most “evidence-based” of our interventions are only effective for 50-60% of the cases that they are used with.

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          Reporters on the Job    

DINING OUT IN SIERRA LEONE: To get today's story on integrating the rebel and government forces in Sierra Leone (this page), reporter Greg Campbell and a photographer joined several local journalists for a six-day jaunt with the UN forces in the rebel-controlled eastern region of the country.

"It was extremely hectic," Greg says. "The first day out, a monsoon struck, so the troops were extremely preoccupied with where to set up camp." What went by the wayside, he says, was meal planning. They had left the Army base at 8 a.m. that morning, after a quick breakfast of rolls with honey. By 10:30 that night, they still hadn't eaten.

But one of the local journalists went foraging. She came back and told Greg that she had found something.

She led them out in the gloom, into a darkened cellar where someone filled a big bowl with rice and covered it with "unidentified" meat, Greg says. He said it was very tasty, spicy. But, being the inquisitive journalist, he couldn't help ask what he was eating. The local journalist just laughed and said, "Bush meat. Don't even think about it."

The next morning, in the bright sun, as he left his tent, he saw a group of kids "shucking frogs." He asked what it was, and they told him "Bush meat. It's what you ate last night - boiled frogs."

WINDOW ON GRAFT: While reporting today's story on how corruption flourishes in war-ravaged Kashmir, India (page 1), the Monitor's Scott Baldauf decided he needed a clear example of how the hawala (literally, "in the air"), or illegal cash-transfer market worked. "Surprisingly, a respectable academic told me he had used the hawala himself once," says Scott. The academic's uncle was in Jaipur, India, visiting friends when he remembered he'd forgotten to pay 200,000 rupees ($4,250) to his neighborhood housing association in New Delhi. So the uncle called his nephew, the academic, and told him, "Reach into your wallet, and pull out a 1 rupee note." The academic did. "Now read me the serial number on the bill."

The uncle hung up, and then called back a half hour later and gave the address of a hawala dealer in Delhi. The uncle had paid a hawala dealer in Jaipur 210,000 rupees, and that Jaipur dealer had then called a hawala dealer in Delhi to release the cash to the academic. When the academic showed up, he didn't need any identification card. He just showed the 1 rupee note with the magic serial number, and the dealer gave him the money.

Scott says the black-market system is faster than bank transfers, and is increasingly used, not just by organized crime, but by average Indians.

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          Rx: Pokémon Go?   

Rx: Pokémon Go?

Paul Terry
President and CEO, HERO

Engagement has been the persistent watch word for workplace-based wellness programs for the past five years.

Still, I’m always befuddled when I’m asked, “How do you change behavior?” It’s like cornering a physician and asking “How do you heal the sick?” Or imploring a politician, “How do we end racism?” My short answer is that there are no magic bullets followed, as time allows, with descriptions of the evidence supporting the use of comprehensive program designs, the transtheoretical model, behavioral economics, and social-ecological frameworks.

But now I’m reconsidering my answer, even though I’m only up to Level Five in Pokémon Go.

In a blog post on gaming for Managed Care a few years ago, I told the story of my futile attempts to interest others in the power of games and my fascination with game theory. Sitting across from two super smart professionals, I enthused about the provocative premise held by Jane McGonigal that gaming can be a force for good. Her 2011 book, “Reality is Broken,” is a prescient explanation of why Pokémon Go has gone viral. If you don’t have time for Jane’s book,  check out her 20-minute Ted Talk.

In my prior post I summarized the dim view that my bright friends had of gaming. As professionals and parents of young children, they already believed their kids were too sedentary and spending too much time in indoors.  They were skeptical of the idea that any more screen time could be beneficial.

Tellingly, in retrospect, we turned the conversation to “nature deficit disorder” and the need to get kids outside. And on that point, it is the augmented reality of Pokémon Go that has me and countless others celebrating the educational and health benefits of this next generation of gaming.

A few days ago, I went to the “Poke-stop” in my small town of Waconia, Minnesota, (population 11,490) to learn why I was losing my Pokémon “gym battles” and, more importantly, to survey the growing numbers of twentysomethings exploring my community’s parks and landmarks. I met a group of 15 Waconians for the first time, and they were excited about describing how Pokémon Go had increased their activity levels, their awareness of our community’s history, and their engagement with others. They were eager to have someone with grey hair join their respective teams and seemed quite impressed, albeit a bit too amused, that I had already captured several “Squirtles.” They were walking 30 to 60 more minutes a day, and a few estimated they walked more than ten miles the prior week because they were playing Pokémon Go.

 

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Gamers at a “Poke-stop” in Waconia, Minnesota, about 35 miles southwest of Minneapolis

 

My organization, HERO, has been studying the impact of wearables on engagement and behavior change over the past three years. Led by HERO volunteer Jack Bastable and my colleague, Dr. Jessica Grossmeier, we found that about 40% of those experiencing the “quantified self” via trackers have high initial but low sustained engagement.

So I asked my new Waconia friends whether they thought they’d still be walking so much six months from now.

“Nintendo is a genius company!” one said. “When they are making this much money on a game, they’ll keep us hooked.”

One of our HERO member organizations, Jiff, has long employed game theory in their population health strategies. Jiff’s CEO, Derek Newell, suggests Pokémon Go is a harbinger of things to come. Tapping into gaming constructs like points and leader boards provides the “social proof” that our efforts at engagement and building “a community feel” can work, he says.

Time will tell whether Nintendo has produced a magic bullet with salient effects on health-related engagement. Though some education policy wonks are wringing their hands at yet another example of youth disconnecting from what matters in the world, I wonder if they got the memo about our nation’s obesity epidemic. The Chronicle of Higher Education extols the prospective educational value of Pokémon Go, but like most such articles I’ve scanned, they’re surprisingly silent on the fitness potential of such games.

And that’s not to mention the potential they have for creating social connections and community connectivity. Who knows, maybe like my new friends, I’ll ditch the grey and dye my hair red! In the meantime, I am working my way to Level Six!

Paul E. Terry is President and CEO of HERO, a health and well-being research organization.


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          SOBRE LAS INFOGRAFÍAS   
Esta semana he recibido el encargo de realizar una infografía que plasme los entornos de trabajo a través de las aplicaciones web 2.0 que manejo.

La verdad es que voy tocando todo aquello que voy descubriendo y tengo perfiles y contraseñas de usuario en un millar de herramientas, algunas me gustaron y las utilizo, y otras van cayendo en el olvido por lo poco o nada de su aprovechamiento.

Como muestra, breve, os pongo una infografía utilizando la herramienta easel.ly, disponible de manera gratuita, que refleja aquellas herramientas que más uso diariamente:


MOODLE: Es una herramienta para realizar cursos de formación, dentro de ella existen inumenrables aplicaciones para el desarrollo de acciones formativas, está apoyado por una comunidad que va mejorando cada día este entorno.
PORTAFIRMA, SEDE ELECTRÓNICA Y STUDERE, son aplicaciones laborales para el entorno de la administración; la última, Studere, es de diseño mío, y es un gestor de cursos asociado a un sistema de multiconsultas.
REDES SOCIALES, desde el manejo profesional de Twitter y Facebook, pasando por el personal de Instagram y Linkedin. Cada uno puede poner los límites y objetivos en cada red, de aquí sale su usabilidad, considero que la responsabilidad que cada uno demuestre con ellas dará frutos sabrosos o amargos.
GOOGLE,  en sí mismo Google es un conjunto de herramientas diseñadas y entrelazadas que facilitan enormemente la tarea diaria. En la infografía aparecen BLOGGER, es obvio, este blog es una muestra. Earth, un mapa que te cuenta muchas cosas; FORMs para realizar formularios y obtener los datos tabulados. Además de estas herramientas Google tiene DRIVE como disco duro en la nube, yo utilizo para ello en mi entorno laboral DIPUBOX; Google DOCS como procesador de textos, GMAIL como gestor de correos. Google MAPS, el hermano menor de Google EARTH, al que se asocia PANORAMIO, si te gusta la fotografía. Y la estrella del vídeo es YOUTUBE.

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          Majid Al Futtaim acquires Retail Arabia, franchise owner of Geant in the Middle East   

·                     Acquisition includes 26 Geant hypermarkets and supermarkets in UAE, Kuwait and Bahrain as well as four Gulfmart supermarkets in Bahrain
·                     Purchase in line with the company’s ambition to consolidate the Carrefour brand’s leadership position in the region

Cairo, Egypt, 29 June, 2017

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has announced the acquisition of Retail Arabia, the franchise owner of 26 Geant stores across the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Kuwait as well as 4 Gulfmart supermarkets in Bahrain. The deal has been agreed between Majid Al Futtaim and Retail Arabia’s parent company BMA International.

All of the acquired stores, which include hypermarkets, supermarkets and convenience stores, will be rebranded under Carrefour. This will see Carrefour extend its leading position in the UAE by increasing its store count from 67 to 80, while in Bahrain and Kuwait, it will further establish the brand as one of the largest grocery retail operators by increasing its stores to 11 and 8 respectively. Majid Al Futtaim has confirmed that all Retail Arabia’s employees will be retained following the acquisition and empowered to deliver Carrefour’s world-renowned customer experience.

Alain Bejjani, Chief Executive Officer at Majid Al Futtaim – Holding, commented: “This acquisition is a major milestone for Majid Al Futtaim, one which further cements Carrefour’s position as the largest and most successful grocery retailer in the region and beyond. We are open to further prospects, through both organic growth and opportunistic acquisitions, and will pursue these in line with our disciplined strategic and financial approach. Our ambition is to expand our physical as well as our digital presence, and reinforce our omni-channel offering.”

Bejjani added: “Carrefour is a brand already synonymous with quality, affordability convenience and a diligence to offer exceptional customer experience. By extending its reach, we will deliver these promises to more customers in more locations, while enhancing
Majid Al Futtaim’s overall ability to fulfil its vision of creating great moments for everyone, everyday.”



Majid Al Futtaim was advised by Perella Weinberg Partners on the transaction.


Note to the Editor: The legal name of this company is “Majid Al Futtaim” and should not be shortened or replaced by an acronym to avoid confusion with another business entity.

Disclaimer: All facts and figures in this release are accurate at the time of issuance.




About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 35,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 21 shopping malls, 12 hotels and three mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in 38 markets across Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 175 outlets in 15 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates 284 VOX Cinema screens and 30 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company 'Najm', a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, and Crate & Barrel; and a healthcare business that operates City Centre Clinics. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.


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ماجد الفطيم تستحوذ على شركة ريتيل آرابيا مالكة حقوق امتياز جيـان في الشرق الأوسط
·        اتفاقية الاستحواذ تتضمن 26 متجر جيان هايبرماركت وسوبرماركت في الإمارات والكويت والبحرين وأربعة متاجر غلف مارت في البحرين
·        خطوة الاستحواذ تتماشى مع خطة الشركة الطموحة لتعزيز مكانة كارفور في المنطقة
القاهرة فى 29 يونيو 2017
أعلنت ’ماجد الفطيم‘، الشركة الرائدة في مجال تطوير وإدارة مراكز التسوق، المدن المتكاملة ومنشآت التجزئة والترفيه على مستوى منطقة الشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا وآسيا، عن استحواذها على شركة ريتيل آرابيا Retail Arabia، مالكة حقوق الامتياز لـ 26 متجر هايبر ماركت وسوبرماركت يحمل علامة جيان في دولة الإمارات والبحرين والكويت بالإضافة إلى أربعة متاجر غلف مارت في البحرين. وقد تم توقيع الاتفاقية بين ماجد الفطيم وشركة بي إم إيه انترناشيونال BMA International  الشركة المالكة لريتيل آرابيا.
وسوف تشهد جميع المتاجر المستحوذ عليها، بأنماطها المختلفة من هايبرماركت وسوبرماركت ومتاجر صغيرة، تغيير العلامة التجارية الحالية لتحمل اسم كارفور، مما يساهم في تعزيز دور العلامة القيادي في قطاع التجزئة بدولة الإمارات، ليرتفع عدد المتاجر في الدولة من 67 إلى 80 متجر، وترسيخ مكانتها كأحد أكبر مشغلي قطاع التجزئة في الكويت بزيادة عدد المتاجر من 1 إلى 8 متجر، وفي البحرين، بزيادة عدد المتاجر من 1 إلى 11 متجر. وقد أكدت شركة ماجد الفطيم الاحتفاظ بجميع موظفي شركة التجزئة العربية الدولية، وتطوير قدراتهم وتمكينهم لتقديم خدمة العملاء المتميزة والتي يشتهر بها كارفور.
وتعليقاً على هذا الاستحواذ،  قال السيد آلان بجاني، الرئيس التنفيذي لدى ماجد الفطيم القابضة: ’’تعد هذه الخطوة إنجازًا كبيرًا لشركة ماجد الفطيم يرسخ مكانة كارفور القيادية كأحد أكبر العلامات التجارية في مجال التجزئة الاستهلاكية وأكثرها نجاحًا في جميع الأسواق التي تعمل فيها. وسوف نواصل التوسع إلى آفاق جديدة سواء من خلال النمو الذاتي أو من خلال المزيد من الفرص الاستحواذية التي تتماشى مع استراتيجية الشركة الطموحة لتعزيز تواجدنا وتطوير إمكانياتنا الرقمية ودعم قناة التسويق الموحدة الشاملة الخاصة بكارفور.‘‘
وأضاف آلان بجاني: تمثل العلامة التجارية لكارفور مرادفًا للجودة، والأسعار التنافسية والتسوق المريح والتجربة الفريدة. وسوف يتيح لنا التوسع تأكيد التزامنا بتقديم هذه الخدمات المتميزة لعملائنا في عدد أكبر من المتاجر في المنطقة، وترسيخ رؤيتنا في تحقيق أسعد اللحظات لكل الناس كل يوم.‘‘
تم الاستعانة بشركة "بيريلا واينبرج بارتنرز" كجهة استشارية لشركة ماجد الفطيم في هذه المعاملة.
ملاحظة للمحرر: الاسم القانوني لهذه الشركة هو "ماجد الفطيم"، ويجب عدم تقصيره أو اختصاره لتفادي الالتباس مع كيان تجاري آخر.
إخلاء المسؤولية: جميع الحقائق والأرقام الواردة في هذا الإصدار دقيقة في وقت إصدارها.

نبذة عن "ماجد الفطيم"

تأسست شركة "ماجد الفطيم" عام 1992، وهي الشركة الرائدة في مجال تطوير وإدارة مراكز التسوق، والمدن المتكاملة ومنشآت التجزئة والترفيه على مستوى الشرق الأوسط و إفريقيا وآسيا. وتحفل قصة نجاح "ماجد الفطيم" بالعديد من الإنجازات، التي جاءت نتيجة رؤية أسسها السيد ماجد الفطيم، الذي حلم بتغيير مفهوم التسوّق والترفيه لـ"تحقيق أسعد اللحظات لكل الناس، كل يوم". وقد بدأت ملامح تلك الرؤية تتجسّد عبر العديد من مراكز التسوّق الحديثة والمبتكرة، تم افتتاحها أولاً في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة، لتتوسّع بعدها عبر 15 سوقاً حول العالم ويعمل بها أكثر من 35 ألف موظف. وقد نالت المجموعة أعلى درجة استثمارية (BBB) للمؤسسات الخاصة في منطقة الشرق الأوسط.
تمتلك وتدير "ماجد الفطيم" اليوم 21 مركز تسوّق و12 فندقاً وثلاثة مشاريع مدن متكاملة بالإضافة إلى العديد من المشاريع قيد الإنشاء. وتتضمّن مراكز التسوّق التابعة لشركة "ماجد الفطيم"، "مول الإمارات"، و"مول مصر"، ومراكز "سيتي سنتر"، ومراكز التسوق المجتمعية "ماي سيتي سنتر"، بالإضافة إلى أربعة مجمّعات تسوّق بالشراكة مع حكومة الشارقة. كما أنّ للشركة امتياز الاستخدام الحصري لاسم "كارفور" في 38 سوقاً على مستوى الشرق الأوسط وإفريقيا وآسيا. وتدير "ماجد الفطيم" أكثر من 175 متجراً في 15 دولة.
كما تدير "ماجد الفطيم" 284 شاشة سينما في صالات "ڤوكس سينما" التابعة لها، بالإضافة إلى 30 مركز ترفيه عائلي "ماجيك بلانيت" في المنطقة، والعديد من المنشآت الترفيهية المبتكرة مثل "سكي دبي"، و"سكي مصر"، وغيرها. و"ماجد الفطيم" هي الشركة الأم  لشركة التمويل المتخصصة بإصدار البطاقات الائتمانية الاستهلاكية "نجم"، وشركة متخصصة بالأزياء والأناقة تدير عدداً من أبرز الأسماء والعلامات التجارية في عالم الأزياء والموضة مثل "أبيركرومبي آند فتش" و"أُول سينتس" و"لولوليمون أثليتيكا" و"كريت آند باريل". كما تعتبر "ماجد الفطيم" الشركة الأم لوحدة أعمال خاصة بالعناية والرعاية الصحية تضمّ شبكة مراكز "سيتي سنتر كلينيك". هذا وتشغّل "ماجد الفطيم" شركة إدارة المرافق "إينوڤا" من خلال مشروع مشترك مع شركة "ﭬيوليا"، العالمية الرائدة في مجال إدارة الموارد البيئية. وتمتلك المجموعة حقوق متجر "ليغو" و "أمريكان غيرل"المعتمد في منطقة الشرق الأوسط كما أنها تعمل في قطاع الأطعمة والمشروبات من خلال شراكة استثنائية مع "غورميه غلف".

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          Forbes Middle East announce its 2017 Ranking of Top 100 Companies in the Arab World   


·         Saudi Arabia dominates the list with 36 companies
·         The total market value of the top 100 companies in the Arab world reached $772 billion
·         49% of the top 100 companies are from the banking and financial services sector
·         Global Telecom Holding (#33) was the top gainer
·         10 new companies joined the top 100 list
Dubai, U.A.E. June 20, 2017: In its June issue, Forbes Middle East unveiled its 2017 ranking of the Top 100 Companies in the Arab World
Saudi Arabia continues to dominate the list with 36 companies. SABIC, which is from the kingdom, emerged at the top. With the rise in oil prices, the total market value of the top 100 companies in the Arab world reached $772 billion in April 2017, gaining 12% compared to the previous year. Although aggregate net profits decreased by 9.7% to $52.9 billion, sales and total assets increased by 2.4% and 3.8% to reach $288.3 billion and $2.7 trillion respectively as companies’ operational performance was relatively stable.
Following a wave of mergers and acquisitions across the region, banks and financial services take the largest share in terms of sector. The industrial sector and telecommunications came in second and third with Etisalat (#5) being the biggest telecommunications company across all metrics and Industries Qatar (#31) as the biggest industrial company in the list.
Global Telecom Holding (#33) was the top gainer in the list. Breaking the ranks this year are 10 new entrants: Omantel (#71), National Bank of Bahrain (#83), LafargeHolcim Maroc (#89), Elsewedy Electric (#92), Emaar The Economic City (#94), Saudi Ground Services (#94), Advanced Petrochemical Company (#97), BBK (#98), National Bank of Oman (#99) and Mannai Corporation (#100).
Khuloud Al Omian, Editor in Chief of Forbes Middle East said, “Although oil prices drive the Arab region’s economy, the share of banking and financial services followed by telecommunication and industrial sector is a positive sign towards more vibrant growth for companies in the region.”
Methodology:
A total of 1,300 listed companies were selected across the Arab stock markets from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Jordan, Egypt, Kuwait, Bahrain, U.A.E. (Abu Dhabi and Dubai), Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia. Those suspended from trading or who didn’t disclose their 2016 financial statements were excluded. Four metrics were measured: market value, sales, net profit and total assets. Market value and currency conversions are as of April 6, 2017. The cut-off was $1.9 billion for market value, $849 million for sales, $133 million for net profit and $5 billion for total assets. Each company received four separate scores based on its ranking on each metric within the list. To qualify, a company had to meet the minimum for at least one metric. 154 listed companies qualified at minimum one metric. All four scores were added (equally weighted) to reach a composite score and rank the companies.
The complete list can be viewed at: 
About Forbes Middle East
Forbes Middle East is a licensee of Forbes Media, and extends the Forbes brand of journalism across the Arab world. Forbes Middle East's distinctive editorial style attracts a readership of Arab leaders, entrepreneurs, C-level executives, government officials and investors united by a belief in the spirit of free enterprise and entrepreneurial values. 
Across the region, Forbes Middle East sets the pace for preemptive business journalism. By uncovering trends and anticipating opportunities in the regional marketplace, each monthly issue brings top executives the information critical to their success – in both Arabic and English language editions.
The magazine researches and publishes original rankings, based on methodologies set by Forbes Media.

For more information, please visit www.forbesmiddleeast.com or follow us social on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

فوربس الشرق الأوسط تلعن عن
 أقوى 100 شركة في العالم العربي لعام 2017
-         المملكة العربية السعودية تتصدر القائمة بـ 36 شركة
-         772 مليار دولار القيمة السوقية الإجمالية لأقوى 100 شركة في العالم العربي
-         قطاع البنوك والخدمات المالية يهيمن على القائمة بـ 49%
-         غلوبال تيلكوم القابضة أكبر الرابحين
-         10 شركات جديدة في قائمة أقوى 100 شركة في العالم العربي

دبي، 20 يونيو 2017:
كشفت مجلة "فوربس الشرق الأوسط" في عددها الصادر في شهر يونيو/حزيران عن قائمتها لأقوى 100 شركة في العالم العربي. أظهرت القائمة تحسنا في أداء الشركات في المنطقة العربية خلال عام 2016، بسبب ارتفاع أسعار النفط مقارنة بالعام الذي سبقه.
واستطاعت الشركات التي أوردتها القائمة أن تحقق زيادة في المبيعات وإجمالي الأصول بنسبة 2.4 % و3.8 % لتصل إلى 288.3 مليار دولار و2.7 ترليون دولار على التوالي، حيث شهد الأداء التشغيلي للشركات استقرارًا نسبياً، على الرغم من أن صافي الأرباح الإجمالية انخفض بنسبة 9.7% ليصل إلى 52.9 مليار دولار. وبلغت القيمة السوقية الإجمالية لأقوى 100 شركة في العالم العربي 772 مليار دولار في أبريل/ نيسان2017، بزيادة نسبتها 12% عن العام السابق.
وقد فرضت الشركات السعودية وجودها على القائمة بشكل كبير، ممثلة بـ 36 شركة، بمجموع أصول قدرت بنحو 944.7 مليار دولار ومجموع مبيعات تقدر بـ 135.6 مليار دولار، واحتلت الشركة السعودية للصناعات الأساسية (سابك) المركز الأول بوصفها أكبر شركة في السعودية والعالم العربي. فيما حلّت قطر والإمارات في المركز الثاني والثالث بـ 19 و 17 شركة على التوالي.
وبالنظر إلى القطاعات، جاء قطاع البنوك والخدمات المالية الذي يشهد موجة من عمليات الدمج والاستحواذ في الإمارات والسعودية وقطر والمغرب ومصر صدارة القائمة بـ 49 %، ولا يزال (بنك قطر الوطني) الذي حاز المركز الثاني، يحتفظ بمكانته كأكبر بنك مدرج للتداول في المنطقة، يليه (بنك أبوظبي الأول) في المركز الـ 3، وهو ثمرة الاندماج بين (بنك أبو ظبي الوطني) و(بنك الخليج الأول).
فيما جاء قطاعا الاتصالات والصناعة في المرتبتين الثانية والثالثة على التوالي، فقد برزت (اتصالات) في المركز الـ 5، بوصفها أكبر شركة اتصالات في العالم العربي بالمقاييس كلها، و(صناعات قطر) في المركز الـ31 بوصفها أكبر شركة صناعية في القائمة.
وكانت (غلوبال تيلكوم القابضة) بالمركز 33 أكبر الرابحين، وعدت الشركة الأكثر تقدما في قائمة هذا العام إذ استطاعت أن تقفز من المركز 85 إلى 52. وقد زادت الشركة إجمالي أصولها بنسبة 18% لتصل إلى 5.6 مليار دولار.
وشهدت قائمة هذا العام إضافة 10 شركات جديدة وهي: (عمانتل) في المركز (71) و(بنك البحرين الوطني) في المركز 83، و(لافارج هولسيم المغرب) في المركز 89 و(السويدي الكتريك) في المركز 92، و(اعمار المدينة الاقتصادية) في المركز 94، و(الشركة السعودية للخدمات الارضية) في المركز 94، و(الشركة المتقدمة للبتروكيماويات) في المركز 97 و(بنك البحرين والكويت) في المركز 98، و(البنك الوطني العماني) في المركز 99، (مجمع شركات المناعي التجارية) في المركز 100.
وصرحت خلود العميان، رئيس تحرير فوربس الشرق الأوسط: "على الرغم من أن أسعار النفط تدفع باقتصاد المنطقة العربية، إلا أن قطاع البنوك والخدمات المالية، يليه قطاعا الاتصالات والصناعة، يسهم ويعد كعلامة إيجابية نحو نمو أكثر حيوية لشركات المنطقة".
المنهجية
بدأنا ب 1300 شركة مدرجة في أسواق الأسهم العربية من السعودية وقطر وعُمان والأردن ومصر والكويت والبحرين والإمارات (أبوظبي ودبي) ولبنان والمغرب وتونس. كما استثنينا الشركات المساهمة العامة التابعة للشركات المدرجة، وتلك الموقوفة عن التداول، بالإضافة إلى الشركات التي لم تكشف عن بياناتها المالية المدققة لعام 2016 . ولإنشاء قائمة أقوى الشركات في العالم العربي، استخدمنا 4 معايير: القيمة السوقية والمبيعات وصافي الأرباح وإجمالي الأصول. واعتمدت القيمة السوقية وتحويلات العملات في 6 أبريل/ نيسان 2017 . فيما كان الحد الأدنى لدخول القائمة 1.9 مليار دولار للقيمة السوقية، و 849 مليون دولار للمبيعات، و 133 مليون دولار لصافي الأرباح و 5 مليارات دولار لإجمالي الأصول. وحصلت كل شركة على 4 تقييمات بناءً على مرتبتها في كل معيار ضمن القائمة.
ويشترط على الشركة أن تلبي الحد الأدنى في معيار واحد على الأقل لضمان التأهل، فيما تحصل على درجة صفر في حال كانت دون الحد الأدنى المعتمد. وتأهلت 154 شركة مدرجة في معيار واحد على الاقل.
ثم قمنا بجمع المعايير ال 4 (بأوزان نسبية متساوية) لبلوغ درجة مجمعة لتصنيف الشركات. فكانت (سابك) الأعلى درجة بينها، و(مجمع شركات المناعي التجارية) في المركز 100.
للإطلاع على القائمة كاملة: قائمة 100 شركة في العالم العربي 2017    
                            

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What's up and coming at Warhammer World....

Plan your July, with plenty to see and do!
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          Sam Hutchins - Dang Me (AGP 106)   


Dang Me

A lot has been said over the past few years about the 'deep melancholy' of Chips Moman and his 827 Thomas Street Band. As the guys who seemed to cut Dark End of The Street and Everyday I Have To Cry Some on everyone who walked through the door, I suppose that's true to a certain extent, but there is another side (literally) to the story...

A rollicking, good time, infectiously fun side that never fails to get you out of your seat. Sides like Skinny Legs And All, Funky Street, I Found A True Love and Broadway Walk come to mind right off the bat... or how about cooking instrumentals like Memphis Soul Stew, Memphis Underground or In The Pocket? These guys were not crying in their beer, man. They were making great music, and having a great time doing it.

Sam Hutchins had come to American from Dallas at the urging of his friends The Masqueraders in 1968, and cut one Tommy Cogbill produced 45 for Mala before being signed to the house label, AGP. This rocking little number we have here is one more illustration of American's fun side. Although the flip (erroneously posted on The A Side back in 2008), is an awesomely wistful deep soul record, Chips and Cogbill let it rip on this side, and Sam is really belting it out! Check out those punchy horn charts and Ed Kollis blowing that way cool harmonica while the 'Moman Tabernacle Choir' takes it to Church and 'The Boys' drive it the rest of the way home.

Sam would cut one more AGP single (the rocking Big D Breakdown), and remain a part of the crew at American till the end, even making the ill-fated move to Atlanta with Chips in 1972. When Lee Jones left The Masqueraders, Sam joined the group, and that's him singing lead vocal on great Darryl Carter produced Hi 45s like Wake Up Fool. He has remained with them to this day, and still sounds as great as ever.


In 1985, Chips told Jim Dickerson of The Commercial Appeal: "Memphis should be Music City, not Nashville... At the time when Memphis was the hottest thing going, the city didn't seem to really care... I said 'You know this place doesn't seem to like us too much, why don't we just tear this studio down and leave?'... and we left, every one of us. We pulled the kids out of school and left... I've always considered that a mistake. Not in the sense that we didn't do better when we left. We did. But if we had done the right thing, and stayed there... who knows, we might have done more there than we did away from there."


As The City of Memphis' complicated love-hate relationship with Chips Moman continues, at first glance it may seem that the historical marker dedication at 827 Thomas Street next Wednesday is too little, too late... When asked by music historian Keith Abel a few years ago about his lack of recognition by institutions like The Grammys and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Chips replied, "We made hits before they had those clubs." Ever the outlaw, ever the rebel, ever the industry outsider, that's precisely what makes him so great.

Maybe a plaque in front of a Family Dollar says it all...

Chips Moman stands alone.
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          The ultimate guide to being a summer intern in San Francisco   

BI Graphics_SF Summer internship guide 2x1

If you're a college student, there's a good chance summer has become synonymous with one thing: internships.

Land one in the tech industry and you're likely headed to San Francisco. While dozens of the largest tech companies,— like Facebook, Google, HP, and Cisco — are headquartered on the outskirts of the city, in the heart of Silicon Valley, spending time in San Francisco is a must.

To help you make the most of your summer in the city, Business Insider has put together a list of some of the best places to eat, drink, and hang out in San Francisco this summer. We spoke with employees at Business Insider's San Francisco bureau, as well as friends who live in the city, including those who have worked and interned at high-profile tech companies like Facebook — and asked them for their must-see, must-eat, must-do recommendations during a summer internship in San Francisco.

Here they are.

On the map below, there are four different icons:

  • lunch or dessert spots (burger and drink)
  • restaurants (fork and knife)
  • bars (mugs)
  • activities (stars)

Zoom in to see more suggestions, and click on the icons for a link and brief description.

 

Here are a few highlights from the map, with commentary from our local experts:

Lunch spots and cafés:

Brunch and dinner:

Bars:

  • Anina Bar — fun outdoor patio and tropical drinks for happy hour.
  • Palmhouse — try the fish bowl drinks on happy hour.
  • Jaxson — a fun country Western bar.
  • 21st Amendment Brewery — one of the most well-known breweries in the Bay Area; full restaurant and bar located next to AT&T park.

Things to do:

  • A day trip to Sausalito — take the ferry from the Embarcadero for $5. Once you're there, get ice cream from Lappert's and fish and chips from Fish and Chips.
  • Twin Peaks and Lands End — less tourist-y hikes with spectacular nature views.
  • Off the Grid — a family style picnic with food trucks and local vendors; located at Fort Mason in the Marina every Friday night, and at the Presidio greens every Sunday afternoon.
  • Go Car Tours — Rent Scoots or Go Cars and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Dolores Park — have a picnic here and bring mimosa supplies, but expect a crowd.

Transportation and general tips:

  • Get a Clipper card for public transit (MUNI and BART). If you lose it, they'll replace it with a card pre-loaded with your remaining dollars for just $5. If you lose a paper ticket, you lose all the money on it.
  • There's the MUNI bus system and the MUNI train system. If it's a letter, it's underground in the city center. If it's a number, it's a bus above ground. Unless it's the F, then it's always above ground and filled with tourists.
  • Shopping bags are taxed in California, so stock up on some reusable cloth bags to save a few cents.
  • When you're checking Google Maps to get somewhere, double check the public transportation route. If it tells you to take the Powell Street cable car, you'll be waiting half an hour among tourists just to get on.
  • Always carry a jacket. The wind can gust up at any time and fog is a mainstay. It even has a name — Karl — and an Instagram.
  • Make sure your bank has branches or at least ATMs in the city, because you'll want to start carrying cash. A relatively high number bars and coffee shops don't take cards.
  • When your heart sinks walking by the many homeless people and addicts, you can do something about it. Some great places to volunteer are Glide, SF Food Bank, Hamilton Family Center.
  • Late night eats are near impossible to find — most restaurants close at 10 p.m.
  • Watch out for hills. If you Google Map something and it says it's only a few blocks away, you might end up walking up a cliff face to get there. Uber it instead.
  • San Francisco is a dog-friendly city; you'll see them everywhere and offices are no exception.

Have you interned in San Francisco? Would you like to talk about your experience or recommend must-dos? Email tloudenback@businessinsider.com.

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Really refreshing to hear such great inicitives that are inclusive and user-centric. This article reminds me of a LinkedIn post written by Jenny Fielding (Techstars Managing Director) after the Collision Conference taken place past May. It's called "If You Build it,Will They Come?" (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/you-build-come-jenny-fielding). In her words: "...let’s focus on helping founders connect to the right investors wherever they may be. This may mean opening a satellite where the investors are established, where the customers are and/or where the dev teams are based". I think Techstars Anywhere, responds exactly to this call and demonstrates the alignment to the #GiveFirst vision! Thanks a lot for sharing :)
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          Unity without objecthood, in art and in natural language   

What makes something we see or something we talk about a single thing, or simply a unit that we can identify and that we can distinguish from others and compare to them? For ordinary objects like trees, chairs, mountains, and lakes, the answer seems obvious.

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          Kashmir: Two terrorists dead in Dialgam; 2 soldiers gunned down near encounter site   

SRINAGAR: Atleast Two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists died in gunfire on Saturday that was carried out by security forces at Dialgam, in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.

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As per the reports, two people, involving a 44-year-old woman, who made an attempt to evacuate the militants by disturbing the operation, also lost their lives in disciplinary gunfight carried out by security forces.

Lashkar accused Bashir Lashkari was indulged in the June 17 clashes that took place in Achabal area. The attack lost the lives of six policemen, involving station house officer Feroz Dar, who died in June, director general of police S P Vaid stated. The dead body of the policemen was mutilated.

On Friday, another militant, Ajaz Ahmad Malik of Arwani, Lashkari protected himself in a home in a new housing area between Ganai Bagh and Dreenth in Dialgam area.

After getting relevant information about their existence, security forces carried out a barricading on Saturday, police stated. Several villagers came out of their house and started pelting stones on the security forces. The militants also started gunfire at the security forces.

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Police stated, the terrorists made attempt to utilize the villagers as human protection. Heavy gunfire wounded one woman. She has been identified as Tahira Akhtar. While, other civilian, Shahdab Ahmad, died in stone pelting.

 

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          Daily Horoscope: 2nd July 2017   

Aries

Get behind the news and closer to your real motivations, Financially, you are probably going to have many fish to fry. Lack of regard with important papers and documents have to be avoided.

Taurus

Focus on the tasks needing to be done and mumble under your breath. Success is found in a job well done, not through victory in petty arguments Keep spending at a sensible level and ruin yourself with a small treat

Gemini

Instead of criticising, enact your own expectations and watch others follow suit.Be genuine with your lover about your feelings. Avoid emotional manipulation. Singles, that intellectual lover is just sitting tight for your approach!

Cancer

Decisions need to be made regarding finances, be sensible while making them. Be careful about not listening to your love and masking your true intentions because of fears. Honesty will win – games won’t

Leo

Express your ideas cheerfully and avoid probing too intensely, so that communications find healing solutions to old concerns.You need to keep a tight rule on your spending lest your budget shall go hire-wire

Virgo

Push to take care of business. Unstable connections won’t last the distance with these stars.You face the limitations of your finances. Your list of things to get high expectations.

Libra

Choices and decisions are made. Your inspiration is financial motivation. Look for like-minded folks who follow your train of thought. Romance reaches a critical point, where shared opinion should be found

Scorpio

At work, your desire to know the true intentions of those near you is intense. The requirement for stability and reliability takes the place of light hearted fun. Feeling separated? Others ignoring your thoughts simply add to the present confusion

Sagittarius

Confidence and determination ensure victory. You have the object of your wishes as a top priority, so set about and make it yours. Money might be in plenty and some windfall gains are also possible.

Capricorn

The stars signal that the changes you look for start with you, not outside influences.Financial discussions are best avoided as agreement is difficult.

Aquarius

Take a step back and assess the present obstacles regarding your aims. What are you physically putting in? What is this tension surrounding your desires of those near you and their efforts? Expect delays due to adjustments, discussions and decisions. Romance is clouded by unrealistic expectations and stubborn opinions. Put love decisions to the side until further notice

Pisces

Pressure leads your partners to trust you are attempting to smother or manipulate them to your way for thought. Pick your words carefully: Be delicate while exploring the depths of your lover’s emotions or your partner’s intentions

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          Silicon Valley's old boy power structure is getting toppled and the repercussions will be huge   

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When Chris Sacca took the stage at the South by Southwest conference in March, the "Shark Tank" judge kicked off his talk by doling out cans of beers to the women sitting in the front rows. 

"We’re going to do this unlike Uber. The women get them first," Sacca said to the crowd of fans that would mob him like a celebrity afterwards. 

The beer stunt was a snipe at one of his early portfolio companies that had come under internal investigation for claims of sexism in the workplace. But now four months later, Sacca himself has issued a mea culpa, confessing that he "personally contributed" to making the tech industry "inhospitable for women" after being accused in a New York Times article of inappropriately touching a woman's face without her consent. (He later "disputed" the accusation.)

The apology from one of Silicon Valley's most visible and powerful venture capitalists comes at a time when the tech industry is confronting its shameful legacy of sexist behavior. It hasn't been a secret that women in technology face sexism, especially in venture capital where women only make up 7% of partners. But until now, the status quo went for the most part unchallenged and the offenders operated with impunity. 

That's why the events of the last few months are so remarkable. The stories of venture capitalists asking women entrepreneurs for sex or touching them underneath the table during pitch meetings have multiplied as more and more women come forward. And it's already having a profound effect. 

In the last month, Uber's CEO was asked to resign after a detailed investigation into harassment and bad behavior among employees and managers at the $69 billion startup. Another investor was forced out of his firm after initially denying accusations of sexual harassment from multiple women. 

Dave McClure, the leader of a famous Silicon Valley startup accelerator 500 Startups, was removed from the day-to-day operations after women came forward with allegations of misconduct. In one case detailed by the New York Times, McClure told a woman that he wasn't sure if he should hire her or hit on her.

Despite Silicon Valley being a place that's promoted itself as a bastion of progressive ideals and meritocracy, each domino being tipped shows that the sexism problem that had rooted itself in the boy's club of venture is worse and worse — and the old school boy's club of Silicon Valley is being toppled as a result.

The problem with power

The gender imbalance in Silicon Valley is well-documented, but the undercurrent of sexism and harassment that is its byproduct has been harder to pinpoint.

To be sure, some of the worst offenders have become "open secrets" among women entrepreneurs. There's wiki pages that list venture capitalists and tech leaders who have been accused of inappropriate behavior. And one startup accelerator, Y Combinator, keeps track of venture capitalists that have behaved badly — harassment or deal-wise — and cuts them out from ever getting a chance to invest as the startups leave its program. 

But it's tough to overstate the precarious path that must be navigated by any woman who wants to pursue the tech dream and create the next Facebook or Snapchat. 

Without having a deep network in Silicon Valley or getting into one of the accelerators, it's hard for women entrepreneurs to know who to avoid or have a support network to turn to if they feel like someone has crossed the line. Even if they do report it, they're often silenced or told to sign non-disclosure agreements so people never find out. 

Meanwhile, the men of Silicon Valley have continued to hold the power. Of the venture capitalist deal makers that fund the next generation of Facebooks, only 7% of the partners at top VC firms are women, according to a Crunchbase study.

And the money follows the same gendered lines. Women received $1.5 billion in funding last year versus $58.2 billion for men, according to PitchBook data. Just think, what kind of world-changing apps and tech products would we have today if women had the same opportunities and influence in the industry as men? 

Make no mistake: venture capitalists control the check books that can fund next America's innovation engine and too often it's been an old boys club that makes deals in hot tub jam sessions or all-male ski trips

The Trump effect

Yet the recent wave of women stepping forward after years of trying to shine light on the issue is finally crashing the power structure. 

Venture firms are scrambling to institute formal policies around harassment. LinkedIn founder and Greylock partner, Reid Hoffman, made a public plea for firms to sign the Decency Pledge to acknowledge that the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs is the same as a manager and employee. (Yes, Silicon Valley is at the point where its dealmakers are finally publicly promising to be decent to women.)

The public apology from Sacca shows that no venture capitalist can go untouched, no matter how famous or how many amazing deals they've done. In some ways, it's the opposite of the Trump effect: the President was elected despite being on tape saying lecherous things. To this day, he continues to call out reporters and women for their looks. 

Yet the general revulsion to those antics has made Silicon Valley somehow look at its own secret shame. It's harder for an investor to say they are outraged by Trump's treatment of women when they're protecting their own peers who have asked for sex or rubbed a woman's thigh when they're supposed to be making a business deal. 

And while some argue that Trump's behavior has normalized this kind of locker-room talk towards women, in Silicon Valley, its greatest offenders are now getting exposed one-by-one. Venture firms have collapsed. Uber, the most valuable private tech startup, is undergoing a cultural reformation to save its company. Individuals like Sacca are making public apologies for their role in making tech "inhospitable" toward women. The Silicon Valley people and companies in powerful positions aren't immune like Trump has been — and that's only been more clear as more women entrepreneurs speak out against what's been up until now Silicon Valley's darkest secret. 

There will be more dominoes that fall, and more "disruption," as the industry finally comes to terms with this problem. But when the dust settles, you can be sure that the startups, products, and innovation coming from Silicon Valley will be stronger than ever.

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          Oracle buys Wercker & ACC customer presentations   

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At our Community workspace (community membership required) we made two new presentations available:

· Oracle Application Container Cloud customer presentation (ppt format)

Wercker – Continuous Integration and Delivery of Docker: Release often and consistently to container registries and production-grade clusters

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          ADF and JavaScript hands-on Developer Meetup July 6th Utrecht Netherlands   

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ADF is a rich web client framework that internally uses plenty of JavaScript to power rich UI components, partial page rendering and other aspects of the user experience. Although ADF is largely declarative and focused mainly on the (Java) server side for creating the user interface, there is a lot to be gained with ADF Faces from using JavaScript. A richer, faster and leaner user experience can be achieved, functionality is sometimes much harder or even virtually impossible to implement with only server side programming, with smart JavaScript we may lower the load on the server thereby improving the scalability of the application, we can leverage the fairly recent HTML5 APIs for client side persistence, file upload, etc. and through JavaScript we are able to embed rich 3rd party components in our ADF Faces UI – from Google Maps to advanced visualization (beyond ADF DVT).

In this session - presented by Lucas Jellema - we will discuss how JavaScript can be integrated into out-of-the-box ADF Faces – release 12c. What are the available hooks for injecting JavaScript, how can we programmatically manipulate UI components, how do we achieve client to server (AJAX) and server to client (including push) interaction and how do we embed 3rd party web components. We will discuss the development with JavaScript in JDeveloper and the browser – including source control, debugging, logging, JSON. The session will introduce JavaScript and some of the main language concepts in the context of the browser. We will revisit briefly the notion of functions, variables, data scope, DOM manipulation and event handling. Through a number of real world use cases, we will then start using JavaScript in an ADF Faces application, from simple field validation to complex intra and inter-page navigation, the client event bus and highly interactive user interfaces through server to client push. The source code is discussed for many examples – and it will become clear how easy it can be to make an ADF Faces application much more interesting and responsive. No experience with JavaScript is required – the code samples will be small and straightforward to anyone with any programming experience.

In the handson workshop you will go through a number of use cases yourself. Please bring your own laptop with JDeveloper 12c (preferably 12.2.1.x) installed and running (no database required). Note: all materials are made available for use at home or in your office.

 

Schedule:

Thursday July 6th 2017

Tijd: 17.00 – 21.00 uur (inclusief diner)

Locatie: Edisonbaan 15, Nieuwegein

 

For more information please visit our Meetup group here and the Amis website here.

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          Announcing Application Development Platform — 17.2.3   

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ANNOUNCING Application Development Platform 17.2.3 with useful new updates, enhancements, and relevant announcements to a wide range of services in the Application Development portfolio, including Java Cloud, Application Container Cloud, Developer Cloud, Application Builder Cloud, Database Cloud, Exadata Express Cloud, and more.

Java Cloud Service

· Select a region where your Oracle Java Cloud Service instance will reside.

· Select reserved IP addresses if regions are enabled in your identity domain and you have selected a region.

· If you have selected a region, you can also select an IP network that you have created using Oracle Compute Cloud Service.

· Configure an IP address for each load balancer you specify during provisioning.

· You now have the option of selecting a memory metric as the basis for defining or editing scaling rules.

Application Container Cloud Service

· Python is now supported using a curated list of DockerHub official images. See Creating an Application in Using Oracle Application Container Cloud Service and Creating Metadata Files in Developing for Oracle Application Container Cloud Service. This is the first step in ACCS' DockerHub integration and will be followed by more choice in Python versions and then more runtimes. Ruby support will arrive next.

· Application Cache Java API released

· See Using the Java API for Caching in Using Caches in Oracle Application Container Cloud Service.

· See Shaun's blog on developer.oracle.com for API description and example code.

Developer Cloud Service

· New major version with many new features including:

· Oracle PaaS Service Manager (PSM) Build Steps - provision and configure PaaS services as part of your CI

· Release management - manage multiple artifacts related to a release

· Jenkins & Hudson webhooks - connect to external CI environment to send and receive events

· Language aware code search - get optimized results when searching your DevCS repositories

· Many more enhancements

Application Builder Cloud Service

· New major version with many new features including:

· Oracle Process Cloud Service Integration

· Oracle JET Composite Components Architecture Support

· REST Access to ABCS Business Objects Data

· Mobile Apps Access to Oracle SaaS Services

· New Business Object Provider Templates

· and more...

Learn More

· Java Cloud Service: jcs.us.oracle.com

· Application Container Cloud Service: acc.us.oracle.com

· Developer Cloud Service:  portal page

· Application Builder Cloud Service: portal page

Partner Resources (community membership required)

Sales Kits: DevOps: Agility for Dev / Test / Deploy & App Development and Deployment in the Cloud: Java EE Development & Testing & App Development and Deployment in the Cloud: Lightweight Web Applications & Reduce TCO through Consolidation&

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          Training On Demand: Oracle WebLogic Server 12c Implementation Specialists Boot Camp – Self ...   

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What Will You Learn

This boot camp is primarily focused on Oracle WebLogic Server 12c and related features and functionality. It covers topics such as: system architecture, deployment & post-install configurations and implementation best practices. Learn to:

  • Use new WebLogic Server 12c Features and Functions
  • Configure and Implement WebLogic Server 12c Domains and Templates
  • Deploy Java EE Applications
  • Tune the WebLogic Server 12c Environment including the JVM for performance
  • Design and Implement Environments for High Availability and Disaster Recovery
  • Scale-out solutions with WebLogic Server 12c
  • Utilize Implementation Best Practices

Plan and Implement an upgrade to WebLogic Server 12c

Registration:

These events are offered FREE of charge to selected
Oracle Partners.
Audience

  • Fusion Middleware/Java EE Architects
  • Technical Consultants
  • WebLogic Administrators
  • System Administrators

Register for July 17 - August 11 Session

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          Oracle Public Cloud Services – Early Change Notification   

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This page contains links to documentation about the new features and enhancements in the soon-to-be-available release of various Oracle Platform as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service offerings.This information is provided to our Oracle Public Cloud customers slightly in advance of the release rollout, and may differ from the final version of the information upon general availability of the production release. The contents of this page may change from time-to-time, depending on the Cloud Services being refreshed.

· What's New for Application Builder Cloud Service · What's New for Oracle Application Container Cloud Service · What's New for Oracle Java Cloud Service · What's New for Oracle Mobile Cloud Service

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          Billionaire investor Reid Hoffman says the best sign of a good deal is an argument with his partners   

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Airbnb, with its $31 billion valuation and growing global empire, is one of the most exciting companies in Silicon Valley right now.

But when it launched in 2008, even some of the most visionary investors were wary: Letting regular people rent out their homes to strangers would inevitably end in disaster, right?

There were some inevitable hiccups, but they didn't stop the company from becoming a leader in the emerging sharing economy. LinkedIn cofounder and Greylock Partners investor Reid Hoffman was one of the first investors in Airbnb and now sits on its board.

Sure, there was luck involved, but Hoffman knew he was onto something when an argument broke out after the Airbnb founders left the conference room after giving their pitch in 2010, he said in an episode of his podcast "Masters of Scale."

When Hoffman told his fellow Greylock investors why Airbnb would make a great investment, David Sze told him, "Well, every venture capitalist has to have a deal that doesn't work that they learn from. Airbnb can be yours."

Sze was one of LinkedIn's backers, and Hoffman has long admired his opinion.

"He's as smart as smart money gets — and believe me, I weigh his objections carefully," Hoffman said. "If someone as smart as David disagrees with me, I worry. But I also get excited. It's an emotional roller coaster. And as this sort of emotional turmoil plays out in the background discussion, it's hard to give an entrepreneur a hard 'no. The best ideas make you want to say 'yes' and 'no' in the same breath."

This is because universal approval means that the startup's idea is so obvious that it will soon face "a stampede of competitors" that will put a damper on its potential to scale. On the other hand, Hoffman noted, as an investor at a venture capital firm you don't want to have everyone say, "Reid, you're out of your f---ing mind."

Sze's dismissive "go for it" hit the sweet spot, and Greylock led a Series A round of $7.2 million.

Greylock is unique among many Silicon Valley VC firms in that investors don't need unanimous approval to make a deal, and as Hoffman and Sze told Pando Daily editor in chief Sarah Lacy in 2015, "it's found that many of its best investments were deals where the partners didn't agree," for the reasons explained above. When, for example, Sze had Greylock lead a $27.5 million Series B round for Facebook in 2006, one of his fellow partners told him the deal could sink the whole firm.

"What you want is some people going, 'You guys are out of your minds,' and some people going, 'I see it,'" Hoffman said in his podcast. "You want a polarized reaction."

You can listen to the full episode of the podcast, featuring Bevel founder Tristan Walker, on Stitcher or wherever you get podcasts. You can also find a sampling of the "Masters of Scale" series on the latest episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast.

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          Saturday Morning Videos: The Changing Landscape of Education and The Awesome Siraj Raval   
Starting in 2013, one of the most important thing we noticed in the roster of the Paris Machine Learning meetup was a new breed of people young and less young who would get their education from Andrew Ng's coursera course*. That trend has accelerated over time and much of the close to 5800 members of the meetup are getting their education from non-traditional outlets. We sometimes  have stories of students teaching their engineering school professors. Some students even take time off from their studies to focus on getting an education through Kaggle competitions.

In this new education landscape, I recently noticed the awesome Siraj Raval, here is one of his recent YouTube video on second order approximation:


All of Siraj's videos are on his channel. What's interesting here is that subjects are not simple as the video above. Siraj often does some live coding and gets into recent subject of interest in the ML literature such as :

Siraj obviously has a GitHub repo.


Andrew was kind enough to give a talk at the end of season 1 of the meetup. The room at Google was filled with 250 people it could accomodate. It was in large due to Andrew's status of having been a teacher to many in the room through the Coursera outlet. 


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          Saturday Morning Videos: "Structured Regularization for High-Dimensional Data Analysis" @IHP Regularization Methods for Large Scale Machine Learning   
The Summer School "Structured Regularization for High-Dimensional Data Analysis" was taking place at IHP Paris last week. Here are some of the videos of the fifth day with Lorenzo Rosasco


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          J’adore mon travail de bureau, alors s'il vous plaît, épargnez-moi vos conseils de vie   

Ça coince, mais je ne sais pas avec qui.

Sans doute avec les coachs en développement personnel. Ou les coachs en entreprise. Et les amis qui font de la vente pyramidale "multi-niveaux". Mais aussi avec les réseaux sociaux en général, parce que Facebook et Instagram sont les supports idéaux pour toutes ces personnes –certes bien intentionnées mais totalement erronées– qui adorent publier des conseils bidons quand on veut une "vie de rêve".

Ça va peut-être vous surprendre, mais j'ai choisi un travail de bureau parce que j'aime ça.

Ça va peut-être vous surprendre, mais j'ai choisi un travail de bureau parce que j'aime ça. Je m'y épanouis pleinement.

Je suis de nombreux coachs de vie et autres pages bien-être sur les réseaux sociaux. Et j'ai remarqué que ces gens font de plus en plus référence à ceux qui "réalisent leurs rêves, se réveillent, vivent leurs vies" tout en critiquant –implicitement ou inconsciemment– ceux qui travaillent dans un bureau ou pour une grande entreprise. Comme si nous ne pouvions rien faire d'autre. Comme si nous étions coincés dans nos vies, engoncés dans notre malheur. Parce que, c'est bien connu, personne ne peut s'épanouir dans un bureau.

C'est dénigrant, faux, et surtout, ce ne sont pas leurs affaires.

De nos jours, on dirait que si quelqu'un ne s'évertue pas à devenir entrepreneur, il n'a pas d'ambition.

Un bon nombre de ceux qui travaillent dans le "système" le font parce qu'ils aiment ça. Nous avons pris notre décision en toute connaissance de cause, après mûre réflexion. Nous ne sommes pas "coincés" dans nos bureaux par paresse, peur, ou parce que nous n'avons pas conscience qu'il y a d'autres options.

De nos jours, on dirait que si quelqu'un ne s'évertue pas à devenir entrepreneur, il n'a pas d'ambition.

Avant, le mot "entrepreneur" était un moyen pour les gens peu recommandables d'éviter les questions sur ce qu'ils faisaient exactement. Maintenant, il suffit d'avoir eu une idée de business pour se dire "PDG", même si la personne n'a aucun employé, ni assistant-e. Ces gens-là plaignent en silence leurs amis qui travaillent pour de grandes entreprises car il semble impossible d'avoir un boulot qui vous plaît sans avoir votre propre numéro de SIRET.

Et puis il y a ceux qui font de la vente multi-niveaux. Apparemment, et comme ils ne cessent de le répéter, ils adorent leur boulot, la flexibilité des horaires, le travail à domicile, et l'entreprise qui leur paye une voiture. Mais ils sont du genre à crier sur tous les toits que tout le monde peut faire comme eux, démissionner et se faire un max de fric en vendant des cosmétiques. J'ai bien envie de leur dire ce que je pense de leurs "produits miracles".

Évidemment, ils ne sont pas tous comme ça (mieux vaut le préciser avant de recevoir des messages haineux sur Linkedin de la part d'un vendeur auquel il faut encore que je réponde. Ah, si j'avais un euro chaque fois que ces personnes-là me sollicitent...) Et il y a plein de coachs de vie géniaux et assez ouverts pour comprendre que la vie d'entreprise n'est pas un stress quotidien pour tout le monde et que certains l'apprécient réellement.

Alors avant de nous faire la leçon sur la façon dont on pourrait "changer de vie ", "vivre à fond", "échapper à la norme" et "se libérer", sachez que certains d'entre nous ne subissent pas comme une contrainte le fait de se rendre tous les jours dans un immeuble en centre-ville. Nous le choisissons. Et nous n'avons pas besoin de vos conseils, ni de votre avis.

Et puis, réfléchissez: si tout le monde désertait les bureaux, vous n'auriez plus de place à votre cours de yoga de 11h du matin.

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          The ultimate guide to being a summer intern in San Francisco   

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If you're a college student, there's a good chance summer has become synonymous with one thing: internships.

Land one in the tech industry and you're likely headed to San Francisco. While dozens of the largest tech companies,— like Facebook, Google, HP, and Cisco — are headquartered on the outskirts of the city, in the heart of Silicon Valley, spending time in San Francisco is a must.

To help you make the most of your summer in the city, Business Insider has put together a list of some of the best places to eat, drink, and hang out in San Francisco this summer. We spoke with employees at Business Insider's San Francisco bureau, as well as friends who live in the city, including those who have worked and interned at high-profile tech companies like Facebook — and asked them for their must-see, must-eat, must-do recommendations during a summer internship in San Francisco.

Here they are.

On the map below, there are four different icons:

  • lunch or dessert spots (burger and drink)
  • restaurants (fork and knife)
  • bars (mugs)
  • activities (stars)

Zoom in to see more suggestions, and click on the icons for a link and brief description.

 

Here are a few highlights from the map, with commentary from our local experts:

Lunch spots and cafés:

Brunch and dinner:

Bars:

  • Anina Bar — fun outdoor patio and tropical drinks for happy hour.
  • Palmhouse — try the fish bowl drinks on happy hour.
  • Jaxson — a fun country Western bar.
  • 21st Amendment Brewery — one of the most well-known breweries in the Bay Area; full restaurant and bar located next to AT&T park.

Things to do:

  • A day trip to Sausalito — take the ferry from the Embarcadero for $5. Once you're there, get ice cream from Lappert's and fish and chips from Fish and Chips.
  • Twin Peaks and Lands End — less tourist-y hikes with spectacular nature views.
  • Off the Grid — a family style picnic with food trucks and local vendors; located at Fort Mason in the Marina every Friday night, and at the Presidio greens every Sunday afternoon.
  • Go Car Tours — Rent Scoots or Go Cars and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Dolores Park — have a picnic here and bring mimosa supplies, but expect a crowd.

Transportation and general tips:

  • Get a Clipper card for public transit (MUNI and BART). If you lose it, they'll replace it with a card pre-loaded with your remaining dollars for just $5. If you lose a paper ticket, you lose all the money on it.
  • There's the MUNI bus system and the MUNI train system. If it's a letter, it's underground in the city center. If it's a number, it's a bus above ground. Unless it's the F, then it's always above ground and filled with tourists.
  • Shopping bags are taxed in California, so stock up on some reusable cloth bags to save a few cents.
  • When you're checking Google Maps to get somewhere, double check the public transportation route. If it tells you to take the Powell Street cable car, you'll be waiting half an hour among tourists just to get on.
  • Always carry a jacket. The wind can gust up at any time and fog is a mainstay. It even has a name — Karl — and an Instagram.
  • Make sure your bank has branches or at least ATMs in the city, because you'll want to start carrying cash. A relatively high number bars and coffee shops don't take cards.
  • When your heart sinks walking by the many homeless people and addicts, you can do something about it. Some great places to volunteer are Glide, SF Food Bank, Hamilton Family Center.
  • Late night eats are near impossible to find — most restaurants close at 10 p.m.
  • Watch out for hills. If you Google Map something and it says it's only a few blocks away, you might end up walking up a cliff face to get there. Uber it instead.
  • San Francisco is a dog-friendly city; you'll see them everywhere and offices are no exception.

Have you interned in San Francisco? Would you like to talk about your experience or recommend must-dos? Email tloudenback@businessinsider.com.

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I drop a comment when I especially enjoy a post on a site or I have something to contribute to the discussion. Usually it is triggered by the sincerness communicated in the post I read. And on this post Изменяем прическу в фотошопе | Уроки фотошопа. I was actually moved enough to drop a thought ;-) I actually do have 2 questions for you if you usually do not mind. Is it simply me or do some of these comments appear like they are written by brain dead individuals? :-P And, if you are posting on additional online social sites, I would like to keep up with you. Would you make a list every one of all your communal sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?
          Comment on Results From Social Enterprise Networking Poll (LinkedIn) by MJ Ray   
I would have expected more preference for increasing sales. SEs need sales to generate surplus to fund delivery of our social goals. (Sorry for not replying to the correct comment but I can't see a reply button on it.)
          Comment on Results From Social Enterprise Networking Poll (LinkedIn) by socialenterprisementor   
Hi - I've just been checking the Social Enterprise Mentor group, which would have been where most people came from to complete the poll and they are nearly all SE's. What part of the result is most surprising? What would you have expected the result to be? I am interested as I may run a similar poll at my next networking event (for those not on LinkedIn)
          Comment on Results From Social Enterprise Networking Poll (LinkedIn) by MJ Ray   
That surprises me because most of the 9 members I can see (because they are already in my network) appear to be at social enterprise support bodies rather than enterprises.
          Comment on Results From Social Enterprise Networking Poll (LinkedIn) by socialenterprisementor   
Unfortunately, we don't have the split of SE and supporters, but my guess is that they were mainly SE that completed the survey as they form the largest numbers in our linkedIn group.
          Comment on Results From Social Enterprise Networking Poll (LinkedIn) by MJ Ray   
I think that seems surprising. What was the split of entrepreneurs and supporters?
          Gluten-Free Meal Plan (July 1)   

With slow cooker and stove top dinner recipes, this week's gluten-free meal plan is perfect for hot weather. The fruit pizza is always so pretty and can be made red, white, and blue for July 4th.

The post Gluten-Free Meal Plan (July 1) was written by Linda Etherton and first appeared first on Gluten-Free Homemaker - Helping you be gluten free.

          
 
 

          LinkedIn Beats the Street!   
CNBC's Julia Boorstin has an update on LinkedIn's blowout earnings. Meanwhile stocks pare losses, with Michael Ozanian, Forbes Magazine, and Abigail Doolittle, The Seaport Group.
          طابعة فليكسو للاكواب الورقية   
طابعة فليكسو للاكواب الورقية
تقدم شركة دالتكس ايجيبت المتخصصة في معدات تصنيع الأكواب الورقية :- الطابعة الخاصة بالأكواب الورقية
وتلبيه متطلبات السوق في الجانب الذي تعمل به الشركه تتفضل شركه دالتكس ايجيبت بتقديم ماكينات الطباعة المستخدمة لصناعة الاكواب الورقية وكل المعدات الخاصه بمشروع انتاج الاكواب الورقية

يتم الطباعة على الورق المطلى بمادة البولى ايثيلين بأستخدام نوعين من الطباعة ( فليكسو و اوفسيت)
أولا طابعة الفليكسو : تستخدم تلك الطابعة للطباعة للكميات الكبيرة وذو الحجم الكبير
ثانيا طابعة الاوفسيت : تستخدم لطباعة الطلبيات الصغيرة في حالة طلب العميل طباعة اللوجو الخاص به على المنتج
يختلف عدد الوان الطابعه حسب رغبة العميل
اليكم فيديو توضيحى للمعدة :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZv_FmFWccg&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELRLJv7whYQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLBLbVbnzJo&feature=youtu.be
تصنيع الأكواب الورقية,الأكواب الورقية,دالتكس ايجيبت,طابعة,فليكسو,

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          الكسارة الفكية jaw crusher - كسارات المحاجر   
الكسارة الفكية jaw crusher - كسارات المحاجر

شركة دالتكس ايجيبت المتخصصة في كسارات الأحجار تقدم لعملائها الكسارة مير ( الكسارة الفكية ):-

الاستخدام :-

تعتبر الكسارة الفكية jaw crusher من اهم الاجزاء في عملية التكسير لمرحلتي التكسير الأولى والثانية من تكسير ركام الحجر , وتقوم هذه الماكينة بتكسير الاحجام المختلفة من الاحجار .

التكوين :-

1- شاسية .
2- فك متحرك .
3- فك ثابت .
4- محرك كهربي .
5- مشغل لحزام النقل .

المميزات :-

1- بنية بسيطة , وسهولة الصيانة .
2- ارتفاع نسبة السحق .
3- انخفاض الضوضاء وانخفاض كمية الاتربة الناتجة عن عملية التكسير .
4- تستخدم في نطاق واسع .
6- تقوم بتكسير جميع انواع الاحجار .
7- قوة ضغط أقل من 350 Mpa .

ألية العمل الكسارة الفكية :-

عند تشغيل الماكينة , يتحرك الفك المتحرك الى اعلى والى اسفل , فعندما يتحرك الفك المتحرك الى اعلى , تقل الزاوية بين الفك المتحرك والفك الثابت ويتم تكسير الاحجار بقوة الضغط .


مناسبة للمواد :-

الحجر الجيري , الجرانيت , الرخام , السن , الصخر , بازلت , الفحم .... الخ


فيديوهات لشرح ولتوضيح الية عمل الكسارة الفكية jaw crusher :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fp8HiHqUvM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj26GKltseQ
الكسارة,مير, jaw,crusher,كاسور,
معدات,تكسير,الاحجار,كسارات,المحاجر,
الكسارة,الفكية,كسارات,الأحجار,المحاجر,
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أو عن طريق الفاكس :
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أو التواصل عبر البريد الالكترونى التالي:
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وتفضلوا بزيارة قناتنا على يوتيوب:
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أو زيارة صفحتنا علي الفيس بوك:
https://www.facebook.com/elgoharry/
أو زيارة مدونتنا :
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http://daltexegypt.blogspot.com.eg/
أو زيارتنا على تويتر :-
https://twitter.com/ElgoharyCompany
أو زيارتنا على لينكدن :-
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elgohary-company-752984125?
يمكنكم زيارتنا على العنوان التالي:
جمهورية مصر العربية - مدينة كفرالشيخ - تقسيم المحافظة الجديد ( خلف سيراميكا رويال ) – برج الجوهري.






          مكبس علف دواجن من شركة الجوهري لمعدات مصانع الاعلاف   
مكبس علف دواجن من شركة الجوهري لمعدات مصانع الاعلاف

تقدم شركة الجوهري لمعدات مصانع الاعلاف وخطوط الإنتاج والميكنة الزراعية الحديثة مكبس علف الدواجن والذي يعتبر من اهم المعدات في انت