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Singapore mandates drones to be registered

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will require that drones weighing more than 250 grams (0.5 lb.) be registered as of Jan. 2, 2020.

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Tecnologia Noticias: Tecnología y Ciencia | Drones graban sorprendentes imágenes de una familia de orcas

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CONFIGURACIÓN Desactivado HD HQ SD LO Duración: 01:25 Hace 1 hora COMPARTIR COMPARTIR TWITTEAR COMPARTIR CORREO Los investigadores revelaron que pudieron apreciar el comportamiento subacuático de las orcas residentes del norte y del sur.


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Drone ile Havadan Trafik Denetimi Yapıldı

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Trafik kazalarının oluşumunda %36 gibi büyük bir paya sahip olan Hız İhlallerinin önlenmesi ve algılanan yakalanma riski duygusunun artırılarak sürücülerin yasal limitlerde araç kullanmaya teşvik edilmesi amacıyla; İlimiz genelinde Drone ile Havadan Trafik Denetimi gerçekleştirildi.


          

Video: WillG Loko - Ami E Loko

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WillG Loko - Ami E Loko
Direção: WillG Loko
Realização: WillG Loko & Fenix Pro
Captação de Imagem: Fenix Pro & Real Print Services
• Camera-Man - Young Semedo & Kevin Tavares
Drone - Eliseu Cabral
Produção: Konkorencia Musik
Captação de Voz: WillG Loko
Letra: WillG Loko
Mix & Master: LokoProd
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11/14/2019 - Movie- Good Boys

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Invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up. When they hit a dead end, Max decides to use his father's drone to spy on the teenage girls next door. When the boys lose the drone, they skip school and hatch a plan to retrieve it before Max's dad can figure out what happened.

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11/14/2019 - Movie- Good Boys

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Invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up. When they hit a dead end, Max decides to use his father's drone to spy on the teenage girls next door. When the boys lose the drone, they skip school and hatch a plan to retrieve it before Max's dad can figure out what happened.

Free candy and drinks will be provided.

All Campus Activities Board events are open to all Missouri Southern students. Additionally, select Campus Activities Board events are open to the Missouri Southern Campus Community and their guests.


If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodation please contact Craig Gullett at Gullett-c@mssu.


          

The Professional Drone Pilots Manual English

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The Professional Drone Pilots Manual English
          

Shivam Gupta replied to Carlos Marín Miralles's discussion GIMBAL VIBRATIONS

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Shivam Gupta replied to Carlos Marín Miralles's discussion GIMBAL VIBRATIONS

          

Artūrs replied to Adilson de Oliveira Carneiro Jr's discussion M600_Take-off moves after upload mission in the group UgCS

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Artūrs replied to Adilson de Oliveira Carneiro Jr's discussion M600_Take-off moves after upload mission in the group UgCS

          

Touching drone footage reveals how 'loving' killer whales make physical contact

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Fearing that the killer whales' days on the British Colombian coast, Canada, may be numbered researchers at Hakai Institute took the videos to study the threats facing the animals.
          

US Army starts testing laser weapon that can burn through drones for 2022 deployment 

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In a 'laser-off' scheduled by a recent report, the 50-kilowatt laser weapon will be installed on four U.S. Army Stryker vehicles and tested on 'targets'. Weapon has been in development for 60 years.
          

UPS completes the first commercial drone delivery in the US 

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UPS and CVS have completed the first commercial medical drone delivery in the US using a M2 drone. The UAV lowered the prescriptions down to the homes of two CVS customers.
          

Weekly Roundup 11/4/19

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October 28, 2019 – November 3, 2019 Top Stories Îlham Ehmed, the co-president of the Syrian Democratic Council, said that Turkish drone strikes causing significant Kurdish civilian casualties have continued in spite of a ceasefire in northern Syria. In a statement to reporters during a visit to Washington, Ehmed called …
          

Quién controla las antenas

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Patrocinador: Mejora al instante la seguridad de las redes de tu negocio con WEFENDERApúntate a la beta antes de que se agote.

Xerox a por HP / Pérdidas de cobertura / Esclavos en instagram / Alexa troleada / ¿La mejor cámara del mundo?

 El gobierno español aprueba la intervención de telecomunicaciones. Modifica cinco leyes para poder asumir la gestión directa de redes y servicios de comunicaciones electrónicas “en determinados supuestos excepcionales”.

 Preocupante decisión tomada con carácter político, que da el mando al ejecutivo saltándose los habituales procesos judiciales. Otros países cuentan con leyes similares.

 El gobierno asegura que no afectaría a plataformas de Internet, solo a las propias redes. Un punto que no me queda claro.

 Xerox quiere comprar Hewlett-Packard y prepara un cheque grande para comprar el gigante de los ordenadores personales (y de las impresoras). Xerox ha subido un 85% en bolsa este año, y ha abandonado su alianza con Fujifilm.

 Algunos iPhone pierden la cobertura ocasionalmente en España, mientras que operadores y Apple se acusan mutuamente de ser la causa del fallo, que obliga a algunos clientes a usar la red 3G porque las bandas 4G dejan de funcionar.

 Encuentran una red de venta de esclavos en Instagram que operaba en países de Oriente Medio usando hashtags como escaparates para trata de humanos, la mayoría de ellos en servicio doméstico, incluso menores. — La venta se cerraba por DM.

 Google extiende el ciclo de actualizaciones para la mayoría de Chromebooks. Un total de 135 modelos de portátiles distintos recibirán entre 6 y 24 meses más de actualizaciones de ChromeOS.

 Algunos modelos cumplirán 7-8 años de actualizaciones, menos que Windows. Pero un avance.

 El Pixel original de 2016 recibirá una actualización final en diciembre.

 Las preguntas de Alexa respondidas por otros usuarios son un caos. Para sorpresa de nadie, Amazon permitió hace semanas a usuarios responder preguntas, y sin verificar las comunicaba a otros usuarios. Troleo variado e irresponsabilidad corporativa.

 “¿Es seguro comer pilas?” — “Sí, pero no comas muchas”  “¿Cómo cazas a un elefante?” — “Primero, cavas un hoyo…”  “¿Qué vegetales no pueden comer los gatos?” — “Hiedra venenosa y lo que cocina mi madre”

 Las reseñas del Surface Pro X son regulares. La primera Surface con ARM en muchos años aún sufre de incompatibilidades ocasionales de software, y que la batería sufre mucho cuando usas apps sin soporte ARM64.

 Facebook tapa un agujero de privacidad de 2018 que permitía a más de 100 desarrolladores acceder a datos privados de los grupos a través de una API que supuestamente habían arreglado. — Les ha pedido que borren los posibles datos de sus servidores.

 La cámara de 108MP de un Xiaomi se corona como la mejor según DxO. El polémico análisis de fotografía valora al nuevo CC9 Pro Premium con una nota de 121, la misma que el Huawei Mate 30 Pro, por encima de Pixels, iPhones (menos el 11, por analizar todavía).

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 Ford prepara un prototipo eléctrico del Mustang… con cambio manual.

 Caen los pagos electrónicos en Venezuela porque los lectores de tarjeta de crédito dejan de funcionar durante días por los cortes de eléctricos.

 El lunes llegó un cargamento de vino a la Estación Espacial Internacional para evaluar cómo se comporta la bebida en microgravedad durante 12 meses.

 Turtle Rover es un “dron de tierra” que permite incorporar multitud de cámaras y gimbals.

 Wikipedia utilizará The Internet Archive para añadir referencias a libros clásicos y modernos, y garantizar la disponibilidad de las citas.

 La calidad de vídeo de Apple TV+ es de unos 30 Mbps en 4K, con picos de 41 Mbps. Un bitrate muy superior al 4K de Netflix de unos 16 Mbps.

 Más dudas sobre Boeing, esta vez un ex-trabajador veterano alerta del diseño del sistema de oxígeno de emergencia en los 787.

 Firefox 72 bloqueará las alertas para enviar notificaciones de las páginas web. Llegará en diciembre.

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World News (Nov 6, 2019 EDN): UK’s National Health Service To Deny Treatment To “Racists” And “Sexists” – Watch: Chinese Social Credit Score Publicly Shames ‘Bad Citizen’ For Jaywalking – “The Greatest Fool”: China May Invest Up To $10 Billion In Aramco IPO – US Constructing Two New Bases In Syria’s Oil-Rich Region – Trump OKs Wider Syria Oil Mission, Raising Legal Questions – US ‘pullout’ from Syria looking more like permanent occupation with 800 troops reporte

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AND NOW… UK's National Health Service To Deny Treatment To "Racists" And "Sexists" https://t.co/VzWyvJgRLV — zerohedge (@zerohedge) November 6, 2019 A National Health Service trust in the UK has announced that it will deny treatment to patients it deems are ‘racists’ or ‘sexists’. First it was social media, then it was bank accounts & mortgages. ... Read more
          

Captaining Shark-detecting Drones in Australia

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Drones have many practical oceanic applications including everything from real-time shore alerts when sharks are present to collecting humpback whale exhale condensate -- or snot -- to track whale health.
          

Tutto il mio folle amore - Gabriele Salvatores

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avevo letto Se ti abbraccio non aver paura, il libro (che mi è piaciuto molto) a cui si ispira liberamente il film, e nel film si respira l'aria del libro.
gli interpreti sono bravissimi e sono un valore aggiunto della storia e sopratutto Claudio Santamaria e Giulio Pranno sono perfetti, quei due rendono il film indimenticabile.
non perdetevelo, non vi lascerà indifferenti, se siete ancora vivi.
buona visione - Ismaele






Salvatores ritorna al suo primo amore, il Road Movie. E lo ringraziamo per questo.
E' un genere che lo vede maestro, lo ama talmente tanto da autocitarsi facendo dire a Willy la famosa battuta di Marrrakesh Express "Erano anni che non mi divertivo così."
Tutto il mio folle amore (che è una canzone di Domenico Modugno) pur ispirandosi alla vita vera di Franco e Andrea Antonello non è un viaggio all'interno dell'autismo ma un confronto tra due mondi.
Quello disordinato e senza regole di Willy che la genitorialità impone un'inversione di tendenza e quello rigido e abitudinario di Vincent che in questo tour fatto di matrimoni e gare di danza scoprirà l'amore, l'alcool, il sesso, la musica ma soprattutto un modo diverso di vedere la vita nonostante la sua prospettiva.
A rendere magico questo film sconclusionato che avanza a strattoni ma che esplode con vette di poesia ci pensano i tre attori protagonisti decisamente bravissimi.
Un Diego Abatantuono da David di Donatello a cui spettano le battute più belle del film e a cui  Gabriele Salvatores gli riserva il ruolo forse più difficile quello di un uomo che ha deciso di non fare un figlio suo ma di dedicarsi anima e corpo in questo figlio adottato e dotato di una specialità d'animo. Cosa che ne ha assolutamente bisogno visto il cinismo e l'ignoranza che lo circonda. Valeria Golino molto misurata nella sua recitazione ma eccelsa nell'esprimere la bellezza e il tormento interiore di una donna che alla fine del film decide di prendere finalmente in mano la sua vita.
E poi lo strabordante Claudio Santamaria deliziosamente kitch, si è cucito addosso sia nel fisico che nella voce questo Domenico Modugno dei poveri e dei poveracci che lo vanno a sentire nelle sue serate.
E tra un'atmosfera che strizza l'occhio ad  Arizona Dream e Paolo Sorrentino, Tutto il mio folle amore riconsegna ai suoi fan della prima ora un Salvatores delicato e sognante, imperfetto e poetico.
E se la felicità non è un diritto ma una botta di culo, allora imbattetevi nella botta di culo di vedere questo film.
Uscirete felici.

Film riuscito bello ma imperfetto, interessante ma non scorrevole, in alcuni frangenti la sceneggiatura non è indirizzata in alto. Un racconto di basso profilo con intensità fluttuanti come le ‘dimostranze’ di nascita di Vincent (ripete la sua vita più volte nominando i veri genitori e chi lo ha protetto).
Sequenza finale a tre, stile duello senza nessun fuoco: quello dovrebbe ardere dentro; inaspettato (fino ad un certo punto) l’epilogo con ‘nessun’ vero padrone della scena…

Se il ritratto complessivo rimane semplicistico e ritoccato con un velo di zucchero filato, contemporaneamente sviscera una tenerezza irregolare e un istinto primordiale, che assegnano al film tonalità precise. In più, la musica dà un sostegno inequivocabile (ai pezzi dal vivo si aggiungono tracce da easy listening, ad esempio di Ben Harper), così come, preso in piccole dosi (e con le battute giuste), Diego Abatantuono è un valore aggiunto.
In sintesi, questo ritorno al passato di Gabriele Salvatores si fa voler bene, raggruppa parecchi stilemi divincolandosi, anche incautamente, dalla corsia del senno, senza concedere un attimo di tregua, ricercando una libertà di espressione che piega le difese, con un confronto obbligato che promuove i lati nascosti, quelli che invece avremmo bisogno di veder venire a galla.  
Sgangherato e frizzante.

…Salvatores ha annodato i fili di una storia meravigliosa, che racconta in maniera semplice la potenza della diversità e l’importanza delle affinità. Ciò che colpisce è come il rapporto padre figlio fiorisca nelle avversità, fino a creare uno spazio tra loro dove possono fare i conti, con le proprie sventure, con una realtà che non sempre ha gli strumenti per poterti comprendere, aiutare, in cui pochi fortunati hanno l’opportunità di poter mordere la vita. Vincent e Willi partono per un viaggio e disegnano la loro idea di vita, una vita che dovrebbe sempre essere all’altezza delle proprie aspettative. Willi vorrebbe rimanere in viaggio per sempre con lui, perché insieme il mondo è un po’ meno crudele.
Visto da vicino, nessuno è normale, cantava Caetano Veloso. Il bravissimo esordiente Giulio Pranno ricalca con delicatezza, autenticità e anche un pizzico di romanticismo questo piccolo uomo che trasferisce tutto se stesso attraverso baci e abbracci: sempre curioso e tempestoso, il giovane attore Pranno è riuscito a cucirsi addosso questo ruolo così arduo e complesso: è una gemma preziosa per il cinema italiano…

Tutto il mio folle amore di Gabriele Salvatores rifugge qualsiasi velleitaria “autorialità” per porsi come opera popolare, con una schiettezza sentimentale che ha irritato parte della critica; un film che vuole appartenere al pubblico, rendendolo partecipe di un viaggio emotivo, affettivo e di formazione, dalla forma eterogenea e sinceramente ingenuo. L’assenza di ipocrisia, di volontà di manipolazione dello spettatore, mi sembra il dato più evidente di un film che ripone la più grande fede nei propri personaggi e conferisce loro una verità palpabile. E credo che questa ricerca di vero palpitante, questo desiderio di creare un rapporto tra l’esperienza di chi guarda e l’avventura del vivere messa in scena sullo schermo sia un dono che Salvatores, pur con i mezzi di un cinema imperfetto, abbia cercato in ogni modo di consegnarci…

Tutto il mio folle amore è un rimando al Pasolini di Cosa sono le nuvole (uno dei momenti più alti e poetici del cinema italiano) e soprattutto al brano cantato da Domenico Modugno, replicato nel film di Salvatores anche dall’intonatissimo Claudio Santamaria: proprio questa carriera da emulo del cantautore italiano è valsa a Willi il soprannome di “Modugno della Dalmazia”. Ma il folle amore è anche quello che Willi scopre di provare per Vincent, peraltro ricambiato; racchiuso in un guscio di apparente incomunicabilità, il ragazzo è in realtà un centro gravitazionale attorno al quale ruotano per tutta la durata del film i destini di Elena, Mario e Willi.
In Tutto il mio folle amore si nota subito il feeling attoriale che intercorre tra Claudio Santamaria e Giulio Pranno. A tratti, nell’interpretazione di quest’ultimo, sembra di rivedere il Leonardo Di Caprio di Buon compleanno Mr. Grape; e l’accostamento non è per niente azzardato, perché il giovane attore romano esprime un talento cristallino in un primo ruolo cinematografico subito molto difficile. Giulio ci mette tanta fisicità ma anche del sentimento; impossibile non empatizzare con il suo Vincent, vedere per credere…


          

Renewing Drone Inspection

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Whether in the air, on land or in water, renewable energy companies are seeking groundbreaking autonomous solutions for inspections in...

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Microdrones is Taking Photogrammetry to New Heights with the mdMapper3000DuoG VHR

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The company is releasing three new Integrated UAV Systems and an updated aerial methane inspection package, while announcing a forthcoming...

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Commercial UAV Expo: Growing Integration of Drones in Construction

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Drones are being integrated across the construction industry like never before, according to a panel of experts speaking at the...

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Gnat Warfare - Shoot Drones out of the Sky

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Gnat Warfare, is a limited liability company based in Phoenix, Arizona. With their Mobile Gnat shooting systems they are ready to bring you the excitement of shooting remote control shot gun targets t...
          

Signature de deux conventions entre le SDIS, l’ONF et la DDT des Vosges

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Ce mardi, une signature de deux conventions entre les sapeurs-pompiers des Vosges, la Direction Départementale des Territoires et l’Office National des Forêts s’est déroulée à la Direction départementale des sapeurs-pompiers des Vosges. L’objectif : mettre en place un partage de moyens et de compétences afin d’être plus efficace en cas d’incendies. Ces deux conventions ont un but […]

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UPS and CVS herald initial drone deliveries of prescription medicine

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Roughly one month after receiving the United States government’s first full Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part 135 Standard certification, which is required to operate a drone airline, Atlanta-based transportation and logistics bellwether UPS said today that, in a partnership with CVS Health Corporation, a subsidiary of CVS Pharmacy, it has competed the first revenue-generating drone delivery of a medical prescription from a CVS pharmacy directly to a consumer’s home on November 1.
          

11/7/2019: Nation: Ajman Police to monitor violations from sky

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Police, said that police will also launch drones in various areas of the emirate that will be responsible to record traffic jams and detect the causes for traffic congestion. Recent statistics indicate that the number of road traffic deaths in the UAE...
          

Comment on U.S. senator blasts Apple for ‘risking compromise to authoritarianism’ in China by North American Wanderer

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one starring me won’t change the truth of what i have seen or heard. To the down voters have you been to Hong Kong? i didn’t go this trip but i’ve been there twice and also been to Taiwan. writing this in singapore which is 90% overseas Chinese. been to Malaysia, cambodia and Thailand. ‘ i bet many of the people downing Apples actions don’t give a rats ass about helping oppressed Chinese, they just don’t like China. Most i doubt have even spoken to Chinese person or visited Asia. BTW some local news reports show arrested Hong Kong ‘protestors’ as former triad (mafia) members who were looting shops etc (just as Apple hinted at in their statement) Blogs say some of those arrested claim they were paid and armed by USA agents Also imagine this, try Changing USA to China in headlines for the last 20 years and see how you feel like: “China invades Iraq on pretext of WMD. Chinese kills hundreds of iraqis (that did not attack China) and begins decades long war that kills, maims hundreds of thousands. Chinese invasion causes rise of ISIS and destabilizes region all the way to Syria causing millions of refugees to flee. Hundreds of Chinese drone strikes kills thousands including women and children. etc: Many believe China did this to control middle East oil. China did not attack Saudi arabia although most of the 9/11 attackers hitting beijing came from Saudi Arabia. “ see when you put china instead of USA it looks different huh? That’s how the world sees USA like it or not. Americans live in a world of their own media and politicians illusion
          

Comment on Dr.STONE – 18 [Stone Wars] by Lenlo

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So doing my best without spoiling anything, its like this. You know how we just spent 10 episodes or so to get Penicillin? And it was a good time, because each step was slow and felt earned? The progress was substantial, but never came off as "easy"? Well, in future arcs, Dr.STONE speeds that process up alot. Imagine we got Penicillin in... 5 episodes? To take an example from a most recent arc, they need to make a drone for aerial stuff. So what do they do? They make a drone... in 5 pages of manga content. (Thats not an exact number, just what it felt like). So they still use science to solve the problems and thats still the focus, but the science lacks the... depth and exploration it has in these early sections.
          

LosslessCut 2.6.0

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Description: LosslessCut is a simple, cross platform tool for lossless trimming/cutting of video and audio files.LosslessCut is great for rough processing of large video files taken from a video camera, GoPro, drone, etc. It lets you quickly extract the good parts from your videos and discard GBs of data without losing quality. It doesn't do […]
          

AI recognition tech drones to help find missing people

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Police Scotland has unveiled a new aerial drone system to help in searches for missing and vulnerable people. The remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS) can see things we can't to try to work out where people are. Source
          

Nvidia unveils Jetson Xavier NX for edge AI

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Nvidia today unveiled the Jetson Xavier NX, a module the size of a credit card to handle edge AI computing for devices like robots and drones.
          

Arcadia - Cities Skylines: Marble Mountain EP 37

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Epidemic Sound - http://www.epidemicsound.com

SETUP:
Processor: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1231 v3 @ 3.40GHz, 3401 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
RAM: 32.0GB
Disk Drive: Internal - 500GB External - WB 3TB
Display: Dual 22" LG 1080p Displays
Microphone: Blue Yeti
Drone: DJI Mavic Air
          

Know the Reasons Why Drones Have Disrupted the Market

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People used to wonder in the previous times about the way in which nature functioned. They analyzed several aspects related to weather, animals and natural disasters. Analyzing them has helped to develop many modern technologies, as the basis are similar. Wright Brothers were responsible for creating the first airplane, which was a revolution for the …
          

Yemeni air defenses down UAV in Najran

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Al- Thawra Net The air defencew of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees have on Tuesday shot down a drone belonging to the Saudi-led coalition off Najran, Yemeni army spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare’e said. According to the military spokesman, the air defences shot down a reconnaissance aircraft in Al-Sawh area, while it was carrying
          

"Trump isn’t bringing troops home, and saying that he has “resisted military action” is a strange way..."

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“Trump isn’t bringing troops home, and saying that he has “resisted military action” is a strange way to describe someone who has twice ordered the illegal bombing of Syria and has driven the U.S. to the brink of war with Iran. The headline refers to Trump’s “opposition to endless wars,” but the article eventually acknowledges that the president’s “opposition” has proven to be entirely rhetorical. The record shows that Trump has sent more troops to other countries, and that has included escalating the U.S. role in ongoing wars. Trump can be said to have “resisted” military action only in the sense that he was moments away from launching an unnecessary attack on Iran that he then just as suddenly canceled. The president has repeatedly threatened to start new wars, he has greatly intensified U.S. drone strikes around the world, and to date he has not brought home any troops deployed abroad. Relaxed rules of engagement in the wars he has escalated have also meant a spike in civilian casualties.”

- Trump Isn’t Ending Any Wars
          

Manchete nos Jornais desta Terça-feira, 05 de Novembro de 2019

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O Estado de S.Paulo Manchete: Investimento privado eleva projeção oficial do PIB Atualmente em 2,17%, o novo número deve ficar perto de 2,5% em 2020, segundo Ministério da Fazenda. Novo marco do saneamento deve atrair investidor, avalia governo Drones substituem máquinas na agricultura País é o segundo no mundo em uso de vants no campo […]

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Gratis Consultancy

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UPS Drone Makes First Home Prescription Deliveries for CVS

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Lisa Baertlein wrote . . . . . . . . . United Parcel Service Inc Flight Forward drones have flown prescription medications to the front lawn of a private home and to a retirement center, the UPS unit’s first revenue-generating deliveries for drugstore chain CVS Health Corp. Flight Forward’s maiden delivery flight on Friday […]
          

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Selon un article publié la semaine passée par AviationWeek, plusieurs éléments laisseraient à penser que le drone RQ-180, développé dans le plus grand secret par Northrop-Grumman, aurait déjà effectué ses débuts opérationnels alors que le grand public ignore à quoi il peut bien ressembler. L’existence de ce programme avait été révélée par le magazine américain...

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The 27 Best Concerts in Portland: November 7-20

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Cher! Brittany Howard! Summer Walker! Blitzen Trapper! by Mercury EverOut Staff

THURS NOV 7

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CRITIC’S PICK: Seefeel
You don’t listen to the music of Seefeel—you submerge yourself in it. Each release by the UK quartet—four full-lengths and a bunch of EPs—is constructed from the usual rock-group elements: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and vocals. But from those pieces, the group bends and manipulates every sound with delicious indulgence, generating lush, balmy compositions that hang thickly in the air.

In Seefeel’s earliest incarnation, albums like 1993’s Quique and 1995’s Succour fell into an amorphous zone where shoegaze and the earliest blushes of EDM found common cause—the same place where groups like My Bloody Valentine and Curve were planting their flags. Led by core members Mark Clifford and Sarah Peacock, Seefeel were, by contrast, much softer and lighter. (Clifford also makes wonderful electronic rackets on his own and in the duo Oto Hiax; Peacock works with the more dance-oriented outfit Scala.) Their immersive, foggy material brought in the influence of dub reggae, Brian Eno’s ambient compositions, and the sleek futurism of Tokyo’s “environmental music” movement.

After a 1996 album, (CH-VOX), recorded for Aphex Twin’s label, tensions within the group split Seefeel apart for the better part of a decade. But an invite to play an anniversary party for Warp Records and a reissue of Quique in ’07 got Clifford and Peacock speaking and collaborating again, bringing in a new rhythm section comprised of former Boredoms members Iida Kazuhisa and bassist Shigeru Ishihara to complete the picture.

The subsequent years have hardened Seefeel’s sound, as evidenced by their 2008 self-titled album. The drum tracks are rigid and spare, and the music surrounding them is glitchy and agitated. It’s a reflection, perhaps, of our anxious modern age, but one that still slots in well with the evolution of their aesthetic as individuals and as a group. (Thurs Nov 7, 9 pm, Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, $25; w/Patricia Wolf, Wild Card) ROBERT HAM


FRI NOV 8

Little Hurricane
With the weather growing colder and the sun going down earlier, now is the perfect time for discovering new music at home, especially when the artist in question—dirty blues band Little Hurricane—provides ideal background music for nocturnal snuggling on the couch. Their minimalist blues-rock has been the soundtrack of five Taco Bell commercials, which, as a cheap-burrito lover, almost makes me love the San Diego duo even more. The only thing better than a Friday night is one spent listening to Little Hurricane’s lo-fi sounds. Check out songs like “Haunted Heart,” “Sun Sets West,” and “Give ’Em Hell,” and prepare yourself for one mother of a staycation. (Fri Nov 8, 9 pm, Doug Fir Lounge, 830 E Burnside, $20-23) KATHERINE MORGAN

Mikal Cronin, Shannon Lay
Mikal Cronin possess the uncanny knack for penning effortless-sounding pop gems. On his fourth record, Seeker, he mines his self-introspection and the comeback from a bad case of writer’s block with convincing aplomb, conjuring Tom Petty melodies on the single “Show Me” with help from Ty Segall’s Freedom Band (of which he is a card-carrying member). There’s a lot of inferno-inspired writing coming out of California following last year’s devastating wildfires, and Seeker is no different, exploring ideas of rebirth from destruction. Cronin seems a gentle soul armed with the ability to pull wisdom from a chaotic world. (Fri Nov 8, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $15-17) RYAN J. PRADO


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Yung Bae, Birocratic
Read our story on Yung Bae. (Sat Nov 9, 9 pm & Sun Nov 10, 7 pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, Sat sold out, Sun $15-17)

Robert Forster
The last time Robert Forster was in the Northwest, it was as a member of the Go-Betweens, performing in Seattle in 2005 during what would become that venerable pop group’s final tour. (Forster’s longtime musical partner Grant McLennan suddenly passed away a year later.) Much has happened in Forster’s life since then, including a regular gig as a music critic, an impassioned memoir about his work with McLennan, and three fantastic solo albums. His most recent, Inferno, finds Forster in peak form, with a folk-pop backing band, ambling through his back pages and unblinkingly facing his waning years with grace. (Sat Nov 9, 8 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $22-25) ROBERT HAM


SUN NOV 10

Blitzen Trapper, The Parson Red Heads
The experimental folk-country monster pairing of Blitzen Trapper and the Parson Red Heads alone would make for a formidable evening at Revolution Hall, but tonight’s all-ages, fully seated show has a more philanthropic bent. The concert will benefit Do Good Multnomah, a local nonprofit working to assist veterans with housing by way of “relationship-building, one-on-one engagement, supportive services, and direct community participation.” Both bands are staples of Portland’s psych-oriented roots-rock scene and have transcended the city’s confines with their last several albums. Check them out and help a good cause at the same time. (Sun Nov 10, 7 pm, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, all ages, $30) RYAN J. PRADO


MON NOV 11

June of 44, Belonging
June of 44 disbanded soon after perfecting their squirrelly amalgam of post-rock and post-hardcore on 1999’s Anahata. For listeners of a certain (suddenly somehow old) age, the band’s return will trigger flashbacks to a time when it was illegal to make a student film without at least one Tortoise song on its soundtrack, but June of 44’s unexpected reunion promises to be more than a nostalgia trip. They were always a little too restive and mercurial to settle into a groove, so even a pitch-perfect recreation of their glory days will be nervy enough to light up the now. (Mon Nov 11, 7:30 pm, Star Theater, 13 NW 6th, $22-25) CHRIS STAMM


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WED NOV 13

Son Little
Son Little has been making musical alchemy ever since releasing his debut EP in 2014. But on his early work, including his 2015 self-titled debut, you can hear Little only beginning to refine his unique sound—a mix of soul, blues, and electronica—which he’d come close to perfecting on 2017’s brilliant sophomore album New Magic. For his new EP, Invisible, Little traveled to Paris’ famed Studios Ferber, and the six new songs show the multi-instrumentalist and singer still continuing to develop and experiment with his craft. Tonight’s show at the Old Church isn’t to be missed; this preacher’s son is sure to give a sanctified and transcendent performance. (Wed Nov 13, 8 pm, the Old Church, 1422 SW 11th, $20-25) SANTI ELIJAH HOLLEY

Bea Miller, Kah-Lo, Kennedi
Popping onto the scene as a 13-year-old X-Factor contestant with a jaw-dropping voice, Bea Miller is all grown up (at the age of 20) both physically and emotionally. Her voice has matured as well, with a full, husky, and soulful sound that drops into radio-ready dance club jams with little effort. But there’s depth in her lyrics as well, as exemplified by songs from her sophomore album Aurora, which showcase her deep moods about problematic relationships (“Burning Bridges”), slut-shaming (“S.L.U.T.”), and ultimately self-love (“Repercussions”). If you’re a complicated person with complicated feelings, Miller is on your team, stylishly and confidently pushing all the right emotional buttons. (Wed Nov 13, 8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, 128 NE Russell, all ages, $18-75) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY


THURS NOV 14

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Summer Walker
Atlanta-born singer/songwriter Summer Walker has become R&B’s newest “It Girl” on the heels of her single “Girls Need Love” (along with a Drake remix), and her outstanding studio debut Over It. Vocally speaking, Walker’s appropriately titled project is basically flawless. There are obvious standouts, like “Playing Games” featuring Bryson Tiller, “Wasted,” and “Come Thru” which both samples and features Usher. Another notable release is an older cut, “Session 32,” which Walker sometimes likes to perform on acoustic guitar. And from the sounds of her live performances online, she tends to sound identical to the record. If you’re into the sex-positivity of Megan THEE Stallion and like well-seasoned R&B vocals riding on a trap beat (à la H.E.R. and Ella Mai), Summer Walker’s impeccable soul-singing is right up your alley. (Thurs Nov 14, 8:30 pm, Crystal Ballroom, 1332 W Burnside, all ages, $35-39.50) JENNI MOORE

Hustle and Drone, Karma Rivera, Kileo
It’s been five years since Portland-based electro-pop band Hustle and Drone released its debut full-length album, Holyland. At one point, members Ryan Neighbors and Andy Black thought they’d made major progress on a follow-up effort, with 25 songs written over a two-year period. But when producer Sonny DiPerri heard them, his response—described by the band only as “tough love”—prompted the duo to scrap everything and start over from scratch. This time, their work turned into an actual album, What an Uproar, which finds Hustle and Drone exploring a very moody take on synth and beat-driven electro-pop. Upbeat but not cheerful, catchy but not effusive, What an Uproar is a collection of dark and danceable bummer-songs that befit our times. (Thurs Nov 14, 9 pm, Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, $7) BEN SALMON

Rodney Crowell, Joe Robinson
Among a particular school of songwriters, Rodney Crowell is country music royalty. His place in the Nashville firmament was secured by not only the run of number one singles he scored in 1988-89 (all from his album Diamonds & Dirt), but also his work with Emmylou Harris and lesser known masterpieces like “Voilà, an American Dream” and “Stars on the Water.” With that pedigree, Crowell should be headlining a much bigger venue than the Alberta Rose Theatre. But rather than gripe about that, let’s instead revel in the fact that we’ll get to experience his intimate songs in an appropriately intimate setting. (Thurs Nov 14, 8 pm, Alberta Rose Theatre, 3000 NE Alberta, all ages, $35-55) ROBERT HAM

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Death Valley Girls, Crocodiles, Kate Clover
Death Valley Girls creates fuzzed-out, overdriven, guitar-heavy rock ’n’ roll that owes just as much to riot grrrl pioneers like Bikini Kill as to proto-punk icons like the Stooges and Dead Boys. Formed in 2013 by guitarist Larry Schemel and frontwoman Bonnie Bloomgarden, the LA band has released only a few albums, including their 2014 Burger Records debut, Street Venom, but their new single, “Dream Cleaver,” released this August on Suicide Squeeze, might be their catchiest work yet, proving that their best material is still ahead of them. For proof of their proto-punk credentials, check out their 2018 music video for “Disaster (Is What We’re After),” starring a very bemused-looking Iggy Pop eating a hamburger. (Thurs Nov 14, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $13-15) SANTI ELIJAH HOLLEY


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FRI NOV 15

Brother Ali, Evidence
The beauty of hip-hop’s multifaceted evolution over the past couple of decades is that there’s something out there for everyone. If, for example, sing-song pop-hop or slurry Soundcloud rap isn’t your thing, you can dig into artists like Brother Ali and Evidence, two skilled MCs connected to respected indie hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment. Ali is the better known of the two, thanks to a two-decade career built around his thoughtful, soft-spoken style and his social activism. His most recent album All the Beauty in This Whole Life is another banger in an incredibly consistent catalog. Evidence’s sound is more aggressive, both in its lyrical content and its beats. He came up with LA’s Dilated Peoples, one of the giants of the ’90s underground, but he ain’t falling off: His most recent album Weather or Not was one of the best releases of 2018, regardless of genre. (Fri Nov 15, 8 pm, Hawthorne Theatre, 1507 SE Cesar E Chavez, all ages, $22-26) BEN SALMON

Amy Rigby
In my dream Coachella-style music festival, Amy Rigby would be the big headliner. She’s certainly got the talent and the tunes to command an audience of thousands. Just give a spin to her spotless 1996 debut album Diary of a Mod Housewife or her equally perfect 2018 release The Old Guys, records that are brimming with chiming power-pop tunes and Rigby’s arch yet sensitive worldview. As it is, Rigby will be bringing her inestimable skills to the much smaller confines of Turn! Turn! Turn! to perform some tunes and read from her recently published memoir Girl to City. (Fri Nov 15, 8 pm, Turn! Turn! Turn!, 8 NE Killingsworth, $10-12) ROBERT HAM

Sallie Ford, Weezy Ford, Mike Coykendall
Read our record review of Sugarcane by Weezy Ford. (Fri Nov 15, 9 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $20-24)


SAT NOV 16

Sea Caves, Lee and the Bees, Jame Doe
After being nearly finished writing and recording their latest record, founding Sea Caves member Shiloh Halsey fired himself as lead singer, and the group searched for someone new to front the band. Having recently reformed with singer Sydney Rohrs, at the helm, Portland dream-pop five-piece Sea Caves is set to release Across the Water, their follow-up to 2016’s easily likeable Bright Forest. Across the Water (out November 15) comes after two excellent singles, “Dart” and “Birds”—and the rest of the album is just as pleasant. The 10-track project embraces change in spite of the inevitable discomfort that typically accompanies it. (Sat Nov 16, 9 pm, Bunk Bar, 1028 SE Water, $10) JENNI MOORE

Ulthar, Tithe, Hungers
Oakland’s Ulthar are the musical equivalent of some ethereal being from an H.P. Lovecraft story; a grotesque sin against nature, dripping goo from its unreasonable amount of appendages and eyeballs, handily exposing mankind’s flaws with its ancient knowledge and biological superiority. Ulthar is scathing, ever dissonant, and, depending on which side of the creature you’re hearing, straight death metal, black metal, or even crust. And wouldn’t you know it, upon further research, their lyrical themes are Lovecraft-inspired as well. Sound, meet context. The band formed in 2014, releasing their first full-length Cosmovore last year. Seeing as how this monster is in the early gestation period, you can expect Ulthar to get even stranger and more dangerous. (Sat Nov 16, 9 pm, High Water Mark Lounge, 6800 NE MLK, $12) ARIS HUNTER WALES


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SUN NOV 17

Devon Welsh, Sorry Girls
Devon Welsh’s voice is a little miracle, a consoling gift akin to dawn light streaming through a lover’s window or the smell of rain on hot concrete. It’s hard to describe how a voice like this echoes inside of the listener. It is a presence, not a force. And thank god. There is too much force in the world and not enough presence. There are too few subtle sharpenings of time and space, too few voices like Welsh’s, which seems more poured than pushed, something purified and released back into the world from which it came, where it will dirty itself once again. It is the sound of being alive inside a self that is inside something too huge to comprehend. (Sun Nov 17, 8 pm, Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, $12-14) CHRIS STAMM

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The 56-year-old Preservation Hall Jazz Band embodies the best of New Orleans’ slightly sloshy French Quarter: the music. A cornerstone of the city’s jazz scene, Preservation Hall’s upbeat, brassy tunes sound plucked from a Frenchmen Street second line procession. So It Is (2017), the septet’s second album containing all-original melodies, infuses the band’s historic jazz tunes with Afro-Cuban beats, adding to Preservation Hall’s magical ability to transform melodies into a layered history of New Orleans. Now the prolific band is touring in support of their new record A Tuba to Cuba, out on November 29. Their recent main-stage set at Pickathon was worthy of all the standing ovations, and their upcoming show, while indoors, should be just as marvelous. (Sun Nov 17, 8 pm, Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark, all ages, $26-109) ALEX ZIELINSKI

Big Freedia, Low Cut Connie
New Orleans bounce artist Big Freedia comes to Portland quite a bit. Most recently, Freedia played a wild, twerk-forward opening set at the Roseland while on her joint tour with fellow NOLA act Tank and the Bangas. Freedia is known for her high-energy live shows, and inviting a bunch of audience members on stage, where they can present their best twerking skills while Freedia hypes them up. Having toured with other contrasting acts like LCD Soundsystem and the Postal Service, Freedia’s current tour with roots rockers Low Cut Connie should come as no surprise. (Sun Nov 17, 8:30 pm, Wonder Ballroom, 128 N Russell, $25-28) JENNI MOORE


TUES NOV 19

Cher, Nile Rogers and Chic
If you were wondering if Cher, now 73, is ever going to stop performing—she’s not. Cher is a goddamn juggernaut of energy, hits, and sass that will outlast the final cockroach crawling on Earth after climate change has burned the rest of us to a crisp. She will rise out of whatever ashes are left, surrounded by sequined flames, looking FABULOUS, and rocketing into the stratosphere singing, “Do you BELIEVE in life after love?” And as she and her gorgeous contralto voice soars, hurtling headlong into space, she’ll still be tweeting sweet shit-talk at Donald Trump, and plotting her fifth comeback (YES, FIFTH—LOOK IT THE FUCK UP) eventually landing in some galaxy far, far away, ready to entertain and delight every person, alien, or thing that is lucky enough to be in her glorious path—just as she has for the past 44 years. Nile Rogers and Chic (“Le Freak,” “Good Times”) are fortunate enough to be sharing this bill (those lucky sons of bitches). (Tues Nov 19, 7:30 pm, Moda Center, 1 N Winning Way, all ages, $27-647) WM. STEVEN HUMPHREY

Liturgy, Truck, U SCO
Like foie gras and Snickers and amusement parks, Liturgy songs are deeply satisfying until the second you’ve had enough, at which point you just want to bail and not think about having a body and brain anymore. This is not a knock on band mastermind Hunter Hunt-Hendrix’s boundary-nudging black metal. His compositions mess with the cloistered world of extreme music in rewarding ways, but they can be kind of a lot. Take this not as a warning but as a promise: Liturgy will push you past the line between too much and way too much, and you’ll definitely feel it in the morning. (Tues Nov 19, 9 pm, Twilight Cafe & Bar, 1420 SE Powell, $12) CHRIS STAMM


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WED NOV 20

Julia Jacklin, Christian Lee Hutson
Anyone present at either of Julia Jacklin’s Pickathon performances this past summer (but especially her Treeline Stage set) are keenly aware of the Australian artist’s hypnotic stranglehold on timeless folk songwriting. Her 2019 sophomore record, Crushing, catapulted her into the echelon of Aussies/Kiwis apparently plotting to take over the singer/songwriter world (along with Courtney Barnett, Aldous Harding, and Stella Donnelly, to name a few). “Crushing” is a great descriptor for Jacklin’s easy-breezy pop tunes, too, like the driving, heavy-lidded “Head Alone” or the more raucous “Pressure to Party.” Give her a great welcome back to Oregon tonight in the cozy Aladdin. (Wed Nov 20, 8 pm, Aladdin Theater, 3017 SE Milwaukie, all ages, $18-22) RYAN J PRADO

Alessandro Cortini
Best known as the keyboard player in Nine Inch Nails and the frontman for electronic-alternative band SONOIO, Alessandro Cortini is coming to shake things up at Holocene. Strangely, Cortini’s solo artistry is almost unheard of, which makes describing why you should see this show harder than normal. Cortini’s an artist who cares about his craft; every note is calculated, but only you can determine how they are deciphered. Attending a Cortini show almost feels intimate, but he is a master of tone and bass, so even when you feel alone, it will warm your soul to know that you aren’t. Get out on the dance floor and get ready to have your mind blown. (Wed Nov 20, 8 pm, Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison, $18-20) KATHERINE MORGAN

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CRITIC’S PICK: Brittany Howard
Brittany Howard has more than proven herself as a leader in the retro-soul movement. After two critically acclaimed albums with roots-rock band Alabama Shakes (2012’s Boys & Girls and 2015’s Grammy-winning Sound & Color), singer/songwriter Brittany Howard dropped her solo studio debut Jaime in September. On this new album, Howard has full artistic control and pushes the envelope of soul music with an authentic, modern angle that doesn’t shy away from the vulnerable or political. The stunning record is a testament to Howard’s expert vocal control, and its songs reveal that she’s done her fair share of soul-searching—where do I even start? Lead single “History Repeats” was already exceptional, but the vintage-sounding “Stay High” has become one of my favorite (and most applicable) love songs of 2019. (Howard also recently released a gorgeous video of her performing a stripped-down, acoustic version of the song in a rural New Mexico setting, and it’s a master class in musicianship.) Other highlights include... the entire fucking thing, but especially “He Loves Me,” “Goat Head,” the weary “13th Century Metal,” and “Georgia.” As Howard explained during her recent performance on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, “Georgia” was written from “the perspective of being a little young Black gay girl having a crush on an older Black girl, and not knowing how to tell her, or what to say or how I was feeling.” The song starts with a sweetly sung chorus that repeats “I just want Georgia to notice me,” and then Howard opens each verse as if she’s addressing a letter to the titular character, crooning the familiar melody of “Georgia on My Mind” for just a moment. Howard’s careful and tender vocalizations beautifully express her feelings of uncertainty during the song’s climax: (“Is it unnatural?/Georgia, is it cool?/I wanna tell you that I love you”); but it’s the exquisite, mounting sound of organ keys and a swelling guitar solo that make the love confession song a full-blown masterpiece. From watching all the videos of her recent live sessions, it’s hard to determine whether Howard and her band sounds better live or recorded, but her upcoming gig at the Roseland will give Portlanders a chance to decide for themselves. (Wed Nov 20, 8 pm, Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th, all ages, $54.50-69.50, w/Georgia Anne Muldrow) JENNI MOORE

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Starting Point for a New Paradigm in CPD

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The world is changing fast for us mechanical engineers. I was at varsity round about the same time the guys from Google got their P.hDs for their new ranking algorithm. Back then mechanical engineers had a fair amount of electronics and programming included in their syllabus. Admittedly, although I love technology, I am struggling to keep up. My knowledge of Matlab, Excel and VBA is not going very far these days. 

Arguably, the most dramatic changes in society have followed technological breakthroughs or a revolution in either communication or transport. Examples from ‘recent’ centuries are: the Gutenberg Press, the wireless telegraph, steam locomotives, internal combustion engines, the telephone, powered flight, radio, television and the digital computer. 

Suddenly, from the latter, something new hit the mainstream – the worldwide web. I’ve described it as ‘new’ but it had been developing for decades. The internet has and continues to be a game changer. As we were pontificating on the merits of e-mail, cellphones appeared out of nowhere and became a rampant disruptive technology. Eventually – and not too long ago – these two technologies merged and “social media” became a thing. (Have you ever considered how you would explain Facebook to a 20 year younger version of yourself?)

Before you sit back and think you have time to rest and recover before the next paradigm shift, please consider. Little 4 or 6 propeller flying drones have become ubiquitous and they have upset the aviation applecart. Don’t relax yet because, while you stare in awe at a 3-D printer, the tsunami of electric mobility will catch you off guard! 

Back to mechanical engineering. All engineers have two jobs, (1) build a better world with the tools at hand, and (2) incorporate it with the current, real-and-existing-now world. Let’s split our engineering community into three: young, middle-aged and mature engineers.

In the above paragraphs, I’ve talked about the tools at hand; our young engineers are growing into these and need to be helped along in the present. Mature engineers have the experience to keep the machine running and guide industry with wisdom and stubbornness. 

The middle-aged engineers of whom I am one need to step up to the plate to replace the mature engineers and guide industry. However, considering the above context, I think it is more than mere stage fright that makes me doubt my ability. How does one usher in the “new era” without having a solid grip on it. I think we – the middle-aged engineers – are going to handle it in three ways: 

  1. Some will just let it happen and let themselves be phased out and grow into niches. Perhaps, by repairing old machinery. Their fate may be the same as the typists and draughtsmen who have been replaced by software.
  2. Some will do enough (barely) to keep up and may stay locked into old paradigms – some out of fear of losing control, but probably mostly due to a lack of available time. (Consider the case of the construction industry’s slow move to 3-D CAD.) The current system for continued professional development caters to these engineers and will probably help them do enough to keep the “new machines oiled”.
  3. Lastly there will be a group of positive outliers*. They will get into new paradigms and innovate with the moving front of technology. It is undoubtedly a very desirable thing for society to have these engineers. The more the better.

We as SAIMechE need to consider this group and develop a strategy to engage and support them. Mere CPD does not always enable practical know-how. And who will sponsor time and equipment to allow us to tinker and perhaps learn Python, progamme a robot or finally sit down and do a proper FEA or CFD simulation of that thing at work?

Perhaps you are one of the outliers? Maybe you will be the support structure that brings one of them about. By being involved in your local SAIMechE community, we can keep as many engineers as possible in the second and third groups. See, even engineers are social creatures!

*The book “Outlines - The story of success” by Malcolm Gladwell was published in 2008. Gladwell defines outliers as people who do not fit into our normal understanding of achievement!

Gideon van den Berg
SAIMechE National Treasurer

 


          

Deze transportdrone vliegt vracht tot 200 kg

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De Duitse fabrikant Volocopter komt ook met een Volodrone die zware lasten van maximaal 200 kilo tot 40 kilometer ver kan vliegen.
          

Jobdag en Klantendag bij TMS in Gent

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Op woensdag 27 februari organiseert TMS Industrial Services een Jobdag in haar vestiging in Gent, aan de Wiedauwkaai 80. Je kan er tussen 13u en 19u ontdekken wat een job bij TMS Industrial Services zo boeiend en interessant maakt! Breng je CV mee en vind er de job van je leven! Ontdek hier al onze vacatures

Een dag later, op donderdag 28 februari van 11u tot 18u nodigen we onze klanten uit om onze services te ontdekken waarmee wij industriële bedrijven ontzorgen. Verder kunnen zij er demonstraties volgen van 3D scanning, virtual reality en drone inspectie.

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Reflections on the Work of Reuben Wu

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photo-eye Gallery Reflections on the Work of Reuben Wu Jamey Stillings
Photographers view the work of other artists using photographic processes through a unique and illuminating lens. This week, using his keen visual literacy and skilled eye, photo-eye Gallery Artist Jamey Stillings reflects on the work of Reuben Wu, currently on view at photo-eye Gallery.
 by Jamey Stillings 

Reuben Wu, AE 1144, 15 x 20 inches, Archival pigment print, edition of 10, $950

If you have yet to spend time with the photographs of Reuben Wu, please do so soon.

Photographers are both blessed and cursed when we encounter the work of fellow artists. By one measure, our visual acuity is refined and deep, having assimilated a vast aesthetic and historical lexicon of photographs throughout our lives – imagery that contextualizes new work we experience. But by another measure, this visual literacy interferes with our ability to observe new work on its terms with focus, curiosity, and naiveté. Instead of simple observation, we can easily be distracted by the technical.

Fortunately, Reuben Wu’s work manifests a visual sensitivity and finesse, which fuses with a refined aesthetic sensibility and technical mastery of his tools. Thus, we are freed to quietly be in the presence of each photograph appreciating it on its terms.


Wu’s work AE 1144, from the series, Aeroglyphs, places us in a different space than many of his other images. Instead of geometric light forms interacting with pristine, seemingly untouched natural landscapes, we encounter a scene that bears the unmistakable marks of human activity. The eerily glowing turquoise waters of the irregular canal, or ditch, are at once seductive and troubling. If we were to enter these waters, would they provide comfort and relaxation, or toxicity? Details along the water’s edge reveal information that, in theory, should help us discern scale, but these forms dissolve into a blackness where our ability to know what is geological or human-formed is masked. The twilight sky, with its panoply of colors and quiet drama, is inviting. Are we looking only at desert clouds or also the dissipating contrails of evening flights? While contemporary in the print’s vibrancy and hues, the surreal tones of water and sky, out-of-balance with how they would be seen in situ, evoke the mystery of Magritte.


Installation view of AE1144 and XT1768 in Aeroglyphs & Other Nocturnes at photo-eye Gallery 


Upon this scene, perhaps fully pre-visualized by the artist, but never experienced as a single moment, Wu scribes three central vertical parallel lines with the light of his drone. As with all light painting, these lines never exist in space to be seen by the naked eye. Instead, the open sensor, which replaces the sheet of film, collects the sum of his temporal activity. Thus, the landscape becomes a set or stage in which a performance occurs, but the results of this ephemeral series of events become apparent only in the finished image. While traditional land art leaves permanent or semi-permanent marks in the landscape, Wu’s art cannot be experienced except in the photograph.

Reuben Wu’s photographic vision – quiet, serene, contemplative, meditative, and formal – adds a valuable perspective to our collective photographic lexicon. Make the time to savor it.

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Jamey Stillings
image: Zubin Stillings

Jamey Stillings is a Santa Fe based photographic artist represented by photo-eye Gallery, whose multi-decade career spans documentary, fine art, and commissioned projects. His work is exhibited internationally and held in the collections of the United States Library of Congress, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Nevada Museum of Art. With this book The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar (Steidl, 2015), Stillings won the International Photography Awards Professional Book Photographer of the Year, 2016.
The focus of Stillings’ project work is a long-term aerial project, Changing Perspectives: Renewable Energy & the Shifting Human Landscape, documenting renewable energy development around the world. His forthcoming book, ATACAMA: Renewable Energy and Mining the High Desert of Chile, will also be published by Steidl.



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The deliveries included a drone delivery from a CVS pharmacy directly to a consumer's home, and another delivery of prescription drugs to a different customer in a nearby retirement community.
          

The Bourne Legacy, 2012 - ★★★★

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"We are morally indefensible, and absolutely necessary."

meet the new boss, same as the old boss - the Obama admin using the Bush admin's inhumane fuckups as an excuse to justify their own increasingly inhumane fuckups - "Amped mission fidelity, minimized empathy." the narrative redundancy is a feature, not a bug: U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century as a sort of governmental Groundhog Day, an endless cycle of kleptocratic executive power, overreaching interventionism, and counterintelligence blowback. Bourne believed he could right the ship through whistleblowing reform, Cross understands the corruption runs so deep he has no choice but to cash in & check out.

strong character drama anchored by two excellent performances from Renner & Weisz, plus three stellar action/suspense setpieces, including a snowbound sequence where Renner cuts a tracking device out of his own gut and crams it down a wolf's mouth, causing it to be targeted & blown up by a predator drone. what more could anyone want out of this?


          

5 Gadgets Inventions 2019 | That Will Blow Your Mind

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Date: 2019-09-21 12:02:56 5 Gadgets Inventions 2019 | That Will Blow Your Mind 5. Karmic OSLO. 4. CHASING DORY – WORLD’S SMALLEST UNDERWATER DRONE. 3. Occipital. 2. Robotic Puppyoo R6. 1. ESCAPE S – Rollogo.

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Staff Geologist - Tetra Tech - Casper, WY

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GIS tasks required by the position include managing orthoimagery and terrain models collected from drone flights, georeferencing and digitizing historic maps,…
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PhD Defence by Kabir Hossain

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PhD Defence by Kabir Hossain
Title: Drone Footage Analysis for Quality Prediction and Automatic Leakage Detection in District Heating Systems   Supervisors Principal supervisor: Prof. Søren Forchhammer Co-supervisor: Associate Professor Michael Stübert Berger Evaluation Board Associate Professor Thomas Lehrmann Christiansen (Chairman), DTU, Fotonik, Denmark Associate Professor Anthony Larcher, University of Le Mans, France Professor Athanassios Skodras, University of Patras, Greece     Ma...

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The Dark Side of Our Drone Future

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Let me paint a picture of the near future. Drones, some weighing a few pounds and others a few tons, will flow endlessly back and forth from rural distribution centers to inner-city delivery hubs. Day in and day out, they

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DEATH RAY US Army to test 50-kilowatt laser weapon that incinerates drones, helicopters, planes and missiles

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Harry Pettit | UK Sun | Source URL HEAVILY-ARMOURED vehicles loaded with laser cannons will be deployed by the US Army within the next three years. The upcoming weapon systems each chew through enough energy to power several homes and can take down drones, helicopters and incoming missiles. Officially known as “directed energy lasers”, they’ll […]

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Drones Used in Crime Fly Under the Law’s Radar

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Vanessa Swales | The New York Times | Source URL An otherwise peaceful suburban neighborhood in Washington Township, Pa., began experiencing a series of explosions this past spring and summer. Homemade bombs were blowing up in front yards. Nails were raining down from the sky. Windows were left riddled with marks, as if they had […]

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DJI intensiveert lobby in VS na federaal inkoopverbod Chinese drones

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DJI intensiveert lobby in VS na federaal inkoopverbod Chinese drones

De Chinese dronemaker DJI is er veel aan gelegen om haar marktaandeel in de VS te behouden en liefst verder uit te breiden. Het bedrijf ondervindt echter tegenwind vanuit het Amerikaanse congres, waar onlangs wetgeving werd aangenomen die het gebruik van Chinese drones aan banden moet leggen. DJI geeft daarom een recordbedrag uit aan lobbyactiviteiten, blijkt uit onderzoek van MarketWatch.

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TerraView introduceert enterprise drone met vliegtijd van ruim 70 minuten

Het Amerikaanse bedrijf TerraView heeft een enterprise drone geïntroduceerd die naar eigen zeggen volledig in de VS is ontwikkeld en gefabriceerd. De RangePro X8 heeft een vliegtijd van ruim 70 minuten, en dat is onder normale gebruiksomstandigheden en inclusief payload. Het toestel is bedoeld voor first responders en veeleisende gebruikers bij bedrijven en overheden.

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Met deze drone wil Uber maaltijden gaan bezorgen

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Met deze drone wil Uber maaltijden gaan bezorgen

Maaltijdbezorger Uber Eats heeft vergevorderde plannen om in de toekomst bestellingen per drone te gaan afleveren in bepaalde regio’s. Afgelopen week presenteerde het bedrijf de drone waarmee dit moet gaan gebeuren. De Uber Eats delivery drone maakt deel uit van het Uber Elevate innovatieprogramma, dat op termijn ook voorziet in personenvervoer door luchttaxi’s.

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Treinverkeer rond Amsterdam Centraal korte tijd gehinderd door drone

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Treinverkeer rond Amsterdam Centraal korte tijd gehinderd door drone

Het treinverkeer van en naar station Amsterdam Centraal is op zondagmiddag enige tijd gehinderd nadat er een drone werd gesignaleerd die vlak boven de bovenleiding zou hebben gevlogen. Spoorbeheerder ProRail nam het zekere voor het onzekere en liet alle treinen tijdelijk stapvoets rijden. De politie is op zoek naar de bestuurder van de drone.

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Kijken: tijd als magische factor in dronevideo ‘Too Fast’

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Kijken: tijd als magische factor in dronevideo ‘Too Fast’

“Tijd. Tijd is een raar iets. Als je het vertraagt, lijkt het wel alsof alles op een magische manier helderder wordt en verstilt. Dat is waarom tijd raar is: want zelfs als je het versnelt, blijft de magie”. Met die filosofische woorden en een prachtige slowmo van zijn hond begint filmmaker Mauro Pagliai de dronevideo Too Fast.

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Duitse VoloDrone kan lading van 200 kg over 40 km afstand transporteren

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Duitse VoloDrone kan lading van 200 kg over 40 km afstand transporteren

Het Duitse bedrijf Volocopter ziet voor haar heavy lifter drones niet alleen toepassingen op het gebied van personenvervoer voor zich. Het bedrijf wil zich ook gaan richten op goederentransport, landbouw en andere dienstverlening. Daartoe heeft het bedrijf de VoloDrone gepresenteerd, die een lading van 200 kg over een afstand van 40 km kan vervoeren.

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Innovatieprogramma Smart Patrol van Rijkswaterstaat bekroond met Computable Award

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Innovatieprogramma Smart Patrol van Rijkswaterstaat bekroond met Computable Award

De innovatieve inzet van drones door Rijkswaterstaat onder de vlag van het Smart Patrol-programma is bekroond met de Computable Award 2019 in de categorie Digitale Transformatie. Tijdens een feestelijke ceremonie die op 29 oktober plaatsvond in het Beatrix Theater in Utrecht nam Nancy Scheijven van Rijkswaterstaat de prijs in ontvangst.

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DJI introduceert Mavic Mini: drone van nog geen 250 gram met 30 minuten vliegtijd

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DJI introduceert Mavic Mini: drone van nog geen 250 gram met 30 minuten vliegtijd

DJI heeft zoals verwacht de Mavic Mini drone aangekondigd. Opmerkelijk is dat de drone nog geen 250 gram weegt maar desondanks kan filmen in 2,7k en maar liefst 30 minuten vliegtijd biedt. Dankzij het lage gewicht kan de drone in veel landen zonder verplicht theoriebrevet gebruikt worden. De drone is naar verwachting eind november leverbaar.

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Zo komt het EU dronebewijs eruit te zien

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Zo komt het EU dronebewijs eruit te zien

Langzaamaan wordt er steeds meer duidelijk over het aankomende EU dronebewijs, waaronder het uiterlijk van het pasje dat je ontvangt na het succesvol doorlopen van de theorietoets. Ook als het gaat om de opleidingseisen die gesteld gaan worden aan dronepiloten in de open category valt er één en ander te destilleren uit de definitieve EU drone-regelgeving en een onlangs gepubliceerde addendum hierop.

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Surely, the story is monumentally important. It’s so important that our news media have largely ignored it. 

Happily, Karen Elliott House has traveled to Saudi Arabia to witness the cultural transformation taking place in the kingdom. We recall the bright eyed New York Times columnists who camped out in Tahrir Square to welcome democracy to Egypt—how did that one work out?—so we ought at least to give passing mention to the one place where Islam is being modernized, rapidly.

Considering how many of the world’s problems derive from the fact that one of its major religions has failed to modernize, we ought to pay some attention to what is happening in Saudi Arabia. Surely, we prefer the course taken by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to that proposed by the reactionary forces running the Islamic Republic of Iran.

And yes, I know, Jamal Khashoggi was most likely murdered by people who are very close to the crown prince. Unfortunately, we do not choose our allies on the basis of a moral purity test. How does it happen that everyone is up in arms about Khashoggi and no one cares about the thousands of people who have been executed in Iran for crimes like…homosexual behavior.

As for life on the ground, House offers this sense of the public mood:

During a three-week visit, the public delight is visible everywhere from the capital city to remote rural provinces like Jizan in the south and Tabuk in the north. Teenage Saudi girls scream hysterically at a performance here by the Korean boy band BTS. Young Saudi women with bared faces run a 5K through city streets clad only in short-sleeved T-shirts and tight leggings. Groups of young men and women relax together in Starbucks. Hotels are no longer permitted to ask Saudi couples for proof of marriage at check-in. All this change and more in a society where until very recently women, uniformly clad in floor-length abayas, couldn’t exercise, drive or appear in public with men other than close relatives.

House believes that the nation is anticipating the day when it will no longer be able to rely on oil revenue. She suggests that it is modernizing in order to attract tourism and investments, but I suspect that there is a larger and more profound reason. The crown prince, whatever his faults, has correctly decided that Islam needs to be part of the modern world. It cannot stand apart and watch other cultures surpass it.

House continues:

This most puritanical of Islamic societies is increasingly mirroring Western mores as the government seeks to attract foreign tourists and investors whose money is needed to diversify the kingdom’s oil-dependent economy.

The regime no longer worries about the erosion of the kingdom’s distinctive culture. Its view is that in a world of ubiquitous social media all cultures are destined to blend and it is no longer feasible, let alone desirable, for Saudi Arabia to shut itself off from inexorable global trends.

As it happens, the kingdom does not allow dissenting opinions. It does not have first amendment rights to free speech and free expression. Naturally, this offends us to the marrow. And yet, do you believe that change would have been possible if the religious police had been allowed to constitute a countervailing faction:

There is no doubt that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, 34, effective ruler of the kingdom, has decided to press ahead full speed with economic and social change (the former much tougher than the latter). Nothing will deter him. The crown prince, those close to him say, is absolutely convinced his reforms are essential and urgent. So in his view, debate is pointless. There is no possibility of reversing course—and no apparent concern about a conservative backlash. The once-powerful religious authorities have been reduced to mouthpieces for the regime and are widely ignored by the public. Even immediate foreign threats are more distraction than deterrent to Crown Prince Mohammed’s domestic agenda.

To be clear, such rapid change is difficult to impose, even when one can exercise authoritarian control over the culture. Attitudes and social habits change more slowly:

The government is spending billions on bringing entertainment—wrestling, tennis, car racing, expensive restaurants, musical performers—to the kingdom to jump-start tourism. Joining a Saudi family for dinner, I am driven by golf cart through a park to the restaurant by a young Saudi woman with a bare face, cropped hair and no abaya. Such dress or employment for a Saudi woman was unthinkable even a few months ago. “I feel out of place in my own country,” says one Saudi woman in shock at seeing a Lebanese singer entering a Riyadh hotel in a sleeveless midthigh dress. Such “indecency,” unlike dissent, runs no risk these days.

Given its neighborhood the Saudi government requires American assistance. It needs a reliable ally in Washington, especially since Western European nations want to align themselves with Iran. Some say that we should completely withdraw from the region, but we are also part of the world oil market. It’s nice to be self-sufficient energy wise, but what happens if our vendors, suppliers and customers run out of fuel.

Meantime, the Saudi government is putting maximum pressure on the U.S. to provide additional military support to the regime. Failure to stand visibly with Saudi Arabia, say officials here, could encourage Iran to strike again and lead to higher oil prices for the U.S. and world-wide. Or the Saudis could opt to price oil in a currency other than the dollar, with severe ramifications for the U.S. and the global economy.

Crown Prince Mohammed is said to have been livid about the slow U.S. reaction but mollified by the Trump administration’s recent decision to dispatch 2,000 additional American troops to Saudi Arabia along with two Patriot missile batteries and a Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or Thaad. The American buildup looks intended to deter future Iranian aggression, but whether the Trump administration would engage or duck is anyone’s guess given the lack of a formal U.S.-Saudi mutual-security treaty. The Saudis are understandably nervous after President Obama failed to enforce his “red line” in Syria and President Trump made no response to Iran’s downing of an American drone in June or its attack on Aramco six weeks ago.

The Trump administration seems to have come to this understanding. If it does not support the Saudi reform effort, the chances for backsliding will increase exponentially.


          

America's Empty Headed Philosopher Kings

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If the nation were not riveted to President Trump, and if President Trump did not have to spend half his time dodging and deflecting incoming verbal attack missiles, we might have been paying attention to our philosopher kings, our intellectual and political elites, people who have been running the country... into the ground. By their lights Trump can do no right. By logical extension, they can do no wrong.

Victor Davis Hanson calls them our nomenklatura. (via Maggie’s Farm) They are a guardian class of philosopher kings who have taken control of the government and who will brook no dissent. You might think that they are running on fumes, but it would be more accurate, Hanson suggests, that they are running on credentials.

In that he is echoing a thought often expressed by David Foster of the Chicago Boyz blog, namely that America’s ruling class is defined by credentials, not by achievement or merit. Besides, in a world where diversity has overtaken merit, these credentials are no longer signs of real worth.

Hanson trots out the usual suspects and exposes a gang that cannot think straight. For all of the vitriol routinely tossed at Donald Trump, Americans intellectual leaders has failed to notice that their heroes have feet of clay.

You recall, Hanson reminds us, that serious psychiatrists have accused Trump of being mentally ill. And yet, how often does Joe Biden resemble a man who is suffering some level of dementia. One might even say the same about the hapless and helpless Robert Mueller, a man whose Congressional testimony showed that he was not in charge of much of anything.

As for Biden, Hanson remarks what we all know:

At times, former Vice President Joe Biden is unaware of which town, indeed which state, he is in. He slurs his words often. Biden strings together unconnected thoughts that result in utter incoherence—not alleviated by his near shouting emphatics or fits of pique at reporters.

Sometimes, Biden forgets names, and referents, and appears befuddled generally. His biography is mythical. He cannot address Ukraine and the role of his son, Hunter Biden, because, after all, what would a truthful person say? That the vice president of the United States allowed his wastrel son to become a multimillionaire by leveraging his father’s office with foreign corrupt governments? 

And yet, media enablers continue to claim that Biden merely makes gaffes. If Trump had done as much, they would have been crying out for involuntary commitment... even though they oppose involuntary commitment.

As for Hillary Clinton, she refuses to accept that she lost an election and has descended to trafficking conspiracy theories… the kind that would normally label you paranoid. Of course, she and her minions have been accusing Trump of having done what she and her minions were actually doing. When it comes to corruption, to emoluments, no one beats the Clintons:

And all this from Hillary Clinton, who inaugurated the 2009 disastrous Russian appeasement scheme known as “reset” by pushing a red plastic Jacuzzi button in Geneva, and who was instrumental in green-lighting North American uranium sales to Russian interests, which interests through third parties had donated to her foundation and indirectly paid Russians to interfere in the 2016 election to destroy her opponent?

And the sainted Mitt Romney, a man whose good moral character does not include loyalty, refused to take the gloves off when running against Barack Obama. Now he has made himself a Republican scold, a party of one.

But after the implosion of the once impressive 2016 Republican primary field, Romney assumed the mantle of senior establishment Trump foe. If he played by the Marquess of Queensberry Rules with Barack Obama, he certainly did not with Donald Trump, blasting him frequently as a fraud, con, dishonest, a bully, and greedy—clueless that instead Trump served as some sort of sharp planer that ripped off the thin, shiny mahogany veneer pasted over our particle-board establishment.

And, let’s not forget:

Romney seems to have entered Hillary/Biden fantasyland by admitting to being a “lurker” on social media—one who adopts an anonymous and secret Twitter account (in Romney’s case under the nom de guerre “Pierre Delecto”), to channel and encourage nice stories about himself, and to attack vicariously those who do not share his views or self-admiration.

And, we can examine the records of former Obama administration officials James Clapper and John Brennan. Somehow or other the great minds of the media have not figured out that these holier-than-thou warriors are really trying to stay out of jail.

As it happens, no one much cares about holding them to account:

Before Trump, both John Brennan and James Clapper, respectively CIA director and director of national intelligence, lied under oath to Congress—and paid nothing for doing so. Or rather their past prevarications became good CV items for the new fake news industry. From them, we respectively once learned that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt was largely secular and that jihad was a mostly a non-violent expression of personal growth and discovery. In their world, drones never hit bystanders, the intelligence agencies never spy on Americans, and the two of them never lied under oath. Both leveraged their past service and security clearances into lucrative cable TV analyst contracts—and often editorialized about ongoing investigations in which they were either knee-deep or of which they later became targets.

How did we go wrong? Hanson offers this explanation:

We have confused credentials with merit—as we learned when Hollywood stars and rich people tried to bribe and buy their mostly lackadaisical children into named schools, eager for the cattle brand BAs and without a care whether their offspring would be well educated. 

Graduating from today’s Yale or Harvard law school is not necessarily a sign of achievement, much less legal expertise. Mostly, entrance into heralded schools is a reminder of past good prep school grades and test scores winning admittance—or using some sort of old-boy, networking, athletic, or affirmative action pull.

Being a “senior” official at some alphabet government agency also means little any more outside of the nomenklatura. Academia, the media, and entertainment industries are likewise supposedly meritocratic without being based on demonstrable worth. Otherwise, why would college graduates know so little, the media so often report fantasies as truth, and Hollywood focus on poor remakes? Take all the signature brand names that the Baby Boomers inherited from prior generations—Harvard, Yale, the New York Times, NPR, CNN, the Oscars, the NFL, the NBA, the FBI, the CIA, the Rockefeller and Ford foundations, and a host of others. And then ask whether they enhanced or diminished such inheritances?

A country over $22 trillion in debt, with an open border, an existential conflict with China, and a West in cultural and demographic decline, for two years was told falsely that Donald Trump supposedly knew of a meeting in advance at Trump Tower, that James Comey would supposedly testify that he never told Trump he was not under investigation, and that Trump would soon be indicted, resign, or impeached. The amount of elite energy spent replaying the embarrassing progressive 2016 loss and trying to abort the Trump presidency before the 2020 election, remember, was the product of our best and brightest, the top echelon of our law enforcement and intelligence communities, and our most esteemed political and media elite.

They are defending their turf, their territories, their reputations and their livelihood. The one thing that they can never accept is that the curtain will be drawn back, revealing them to be impostors. They will never forgive Donald Trump for refusing to pay them proper obeisance.

          

#PODCAST: ONE WEEK LATER, a Pietermaritzburg family is still searching for missing 72-year-old Dr. Vidwan Singh

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SABC News and Current Affairs — By Newsbreak Producer Magashini Mottian - It's been a painful, harrowing week for the Singh family from Pietermaritzburg. Today marks seven days since 72-year-old Dr. Vidwan Singh went missing in Howick Falls. Singh was last seen leaving his surgery in Raisethorpe, however his vehicle was found near the falls. He was reported missing after he did not come home for his usual lunch. Police search and rescue teams, divers, community members and even drones combed the area. Singh's, 34-year-old son Prasunth says his family remains deeply concerned. He is pleading for the safe return of his father...
          

Full-Time UAS Pilot & Lidar Technician

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Overview In-Flight Crew Connections is seeking a motivated individual to support our growing data acquisition team. This position is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The initial position is full-time with a competitive salary and benefits package, with opportunities to on-board as a direct hire of our client's highly regarded fortune 500 company; depending on your desire and skill set. The ideal candidate will have experience in surveying and/or aerial mapping and be well versed with a wide range of UAVs, sensors, flight controllers, ground stations and mission planning/processing software. This person would be thorough, meticulous, detail oriented and organized as well as highly skilled in UAV maintenance. What You'll Do - - - - - Mission planning for safe and efficient data capture. - - - - - Integrating, maintaining, inspecting, charging and packing equipment. - - - - - Travel up to and average of 25% of the time to job sites and safely execute missions. - - - - - Off-loading data, completing documentation and logs. - - - - - Processing and proper naming of data when applicable. - - - - - Operate sensors on UAVs. Preferred Skills and Experience - - - - - UAV experience: Fixed wing, VTOL, multirotor. - - - - - Flight controller experience. - - - - - Ground station software: Intel Mission Control, Mission Planner, GS Pro, Litchi, Autopilot, UGCS, etc. - - - - - Other software experience: Pix4D, Agisoft Photoscan, RTKLib, Adobe Suite. - - - - - Microsoft Suites Knowledge - - - - - Sensor experience: LiDAR, Thermal, Photogrammetry, Multispectral, Hyperspectral. - - - - - Camera experience: Point and shoot to full frame to medium format, lenses and settings. - - - - - *Survey knowledge: GSD, GCPs, Survey Control, GPS and inertial systems, ellipsoids, geoids, projections. - - - - - Additional Skills (Not required): Knowledge of LiDAR capture, knowledge of LiDAR processing. Photography / videography and editing can also be of value. - - - - - High level of personal initiative and ability to interact with personnel, clients, and contractors. - - - - - Strong problem solving and analytical skills and must be proficient on the computer. - - - - - Ability to prioritize work and manage tasks for multiple projects under budget and time constraints. We Are Looking for People Who - - - - - Hold a Part 107 sUAS certification. - - - - - Hold a Part 61 manned aircraft pilot certification. - - - - - Have thorough knowledge of the Federal Aviation Regulations. - - - - - Always prioritize safety above all. - - - - - Cautious and responsible with fragile and expensive equipment. - - - - - Able to stay organized and efficient. - - - - - Does things right the first time. - - - - - Willing and eager to learn. - - - - - Passionate about collaborating with creatives. - - - - - Professional, concise, and diplomatic with all external and internal communication. - - - - - Diligent about delivering accurate, high-quality content to clients. - - - - - Promote a positive and energetic environment for maintaining a cohesive team. - - - - - Self-starter. Proactive working style with an entrepreneurial spirit. - - - - - You love to learn and ask questions. - - - - - You love to help others learn, putting in the extra effort until confident you've helped them think through their problem. - - - - - Are not afraid to try out different approaches for solving the problems you encounter in everyday life and day to day operations. - - - - - Empathetic and open-minded. Why this position? If you desire to be a part of a highly motivated, fast-moving team changing the face of Survey and Utility inspection, then this is the job for you. In this role, you will have access to the most sophisticated 3D scanners, UAV systems, equipment, and software in the industry. The experience you will gain through this opportunity will truly elevate your skill set within the rapidly emerging UAS industry. This position provides an excellent starting salary and benefit package- negotiated based on experience- paid vacation and sick hours, 401k opportunities, and additional pay and benefit avenues with demonstrated performance. We are looking for someone interested in a long-term career with the desire to grow professionally within our department and our company. Compensation & Benefits: We offer a competitive salary, a wide variety of insurance options including medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, and FSA account options. We offer a generous paid time off package and a 401(k) participation. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Language Ability: Ability to speak to, read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Math Ability: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of spreadsheet software, Pix4D, Agisoft Photoscan, RTKLib, Adobe Suite and advanced computer proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically excel. Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, and use hands. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30-50 pounds. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, some location may be noisy and require the use of ear plugs or other protective hearing devices. Location: This position is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Candidates must live within a reasonable commute of Baton Rouge. Remote work or a home office is not -offered and non-negotiable -for this position. To Apply: Go to the careers section of our website at: -and submit your resume to the "Drone Pilot- Full-Time Position" - job posting. A member of our recruiting team will contact you to discuss the position further. To Apply: - - - - - - Go to the careers section of our website at: -and submit your resume to the "Drone Pilot- Full-Time Position" - job posting. - - - - - A member of our recruiting team will contact you to discuss the position further. - Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: - In-Flight Crew Connections is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We help make missions possible utilizing our dynamic workforce by building a strong foundation of diversity and inclusion. We have a zero-tolerance policy for discrimination and harassment (including sexual harassment). We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities and without regard to discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, gender, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, military status, marital status, employment status, or disability status under federal, state, or local law. In-Flight Crew Connections operates in compliance with all laws that prohibit discrimination everywhere that we do business. In-Flight Crew Connections welcomes all interested applicants to apply. Applicants are considered for employment based on individual qualifications and business needs at the time the application is received. In-Flight Crew Connections is committed to providing equal access to our employment opportunities for all individuals. To request a reasonable accommodation to apply, please contact IFCC Human Resources Department at hr@. -
          

Texas Plant Protection Conference, Bryan, Dec. 10-11

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The 31st annual Texas Plant Protection Conference will be held Dec. 10-11 in Bryan, with this year’s focus being on the impact of artificial intelligence, or AI, on Texas agriculture.  […]
          

DTN Cotton Close: Lower in Slow-Motion Trade

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The cotton market finished down midweek and all contracts months between both crop season eased off into their respective closings. Although, the daily ranges were tight, barely 1.00 cent, volume […]
          

“Club Italia in tour”: serve più continuità alle azzurrine che cedono con Lilliput

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La seconda tappa del progetto “Club Italia in tour” ha visto le azzurrine scendere in campo questa sera a Settimo Torinese per l’amichevole con Lilliput Pallavolo. L’incontro è stato vinto dalla squadra di casa per 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-19) che si è aggiudicata anche il set supplementare per 25-22.
Un test importante per le ragazze del Club Italia CRAI che, al di là di quanto recita il risultato, hanno tenuto testa alle avversarie nel primo, secondo e quarto set. Tre frazioni combattute punto a punto che hanno messo in luce a tratti il buon gioco delle azzurrine. Il terzo set, invece, è sempre stato in mano alle padrone di casa che da subito hanno preso un buon margine di vantaggio.
“Siamo soddisfatti di qualche ottima prestazione individuale – dichiara il tecnico federale Michele Fanni – e delle belle cose che si sono viste però solo a tratti. Ora, oltre a lavorare sulla continuità, dobbiamo concentrarci sulla fase break della difesa. E’ questo uno dei punti che se migliorato può renderci maggiormente competitivi”.
Nel corso del pomeriggio lo staff federale ha tenuto un allenamento al quale ha preso parte l’Under 16 della Lilliput e un proficuo incontro con i tecnici locali.

LILLIPUT PALLAVOLO-CLUB ITALIA CRAI 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-19)
LILLIPUT PALLAVOLO: Gatti 6, Bruno 6, Bazzarone 2, Re 7, Brussino 7, Mezzi 17; Ghirotto (L), Girardi, Morello (L), Aiello. Ne: Andreotti, Rollini, Marsengo. All. Medici.
CLUB ITALIA CRAI: Populini 12, Nwakalor 6, Pelloia 2, Bassi 4, Kone 6, Frosini 11; Panetoni (L), Sormani (L), Monza 1, Gardini 3, Marconato 3, Trampus 2, Ituma. All. Fanni. 
DURATA SET: 25’, 26’, 24’.
LILLIPUT PALLAVOLO: 6 a, 7 bs, 2 mv, 14 et.
CLUB ITALIA CRAI: 4 a, 7 bs, 14 mv, 26 et.


          

Konya’da Drone Destekli Uyuşturucu Operasyonu: 2 Gözaltı

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La future ferme agro écologique de la BA217

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Voitures électriques, drones, char à voile, festivals et, aujourd’hui, l'agriculture bio s'installe sur l’ex BA 217. 75 hectares sont recyclés pour un projet agro-écologique de grande envergure : élevage, céréales et maraichage.  Focus sur une démarche innovante avec la sortie des premières serres dès décembre.
          

11/7/2019: NEWS: ‘Danger drone’ in dual role

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A DRONE program the LNP wants on the Far North’s beaches could be used to spot sharks as well as crocodiles. The State Opposition’s tourism spokesman, David Crisafulli, said in Cairns yesterday an LNP government would provide James Cook University...
          

11/7/2019: NEWS: TURBULENCE

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DRONES may not be able to patrol Holloways and Yorkeys Knob beaches, due to Cairns Airport. Drones are banned within a 5km radius of the airport, without permits. JCU researcher Dr Karen Joyce said drones at these beaches may require a height...
          

Português emigrado nos EUA participa na Bienal de Liverpool

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Os artistas portugueses André Romão e Pedro Neves Marques estão entre os 50 criadores convidados a participar na Bienal de Liverpool 2020, que decorrerá entre 11 de julho e 25 de outubro naquela cidade da Inglaterra. Pedro Neves Marques vive e trabalha em Nova Iorque, nos Estados Unidos, como artista visual, realizador e escritor. André […]

O conteúdo Português emigrado nos EUA participa na Bienal de Liverpool aparece primeiro em BOM DIA.


          

​DoD warns China exporting killer autonomous drones to Middle East

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Leaked Audio Of ABC News Sparks Cry Of Epstein COVER UP, Story Implicates MORE Journalists

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Leaked Audio Of ABC News Sparks Cry Of Epstein COVER UP, Story Implicates MORE Journalists. James O'keefe and Project Veritas has released audio of ABC News reporter Amy Robach complaining that her story on Jeffrey Epstein was shut down by the network and she doesn't know why.

She says she had "everything" mentions Clinton and goes on to say that "the palace" got wind of the story and the network was scared they would not get to interview Will And Kate.

This story is a candid behind the scene view of how these reporters really feel. ABC News issued a statement that flies in the face of their previous reporting. They claimed like many others that they just couldn't corroborate the story.

But then how does this explain the Covington story, Kavanaugh reporting, or fake news from Kentucky they recently retracted?
It seems that their standards are only high when dealing with powerful people like Epstein, prince Andrew, or Bill Clinton.

The story of Epstein is one that could bring together far left, democrats, conservatives, and others. No one believes the official story not even ABC News reporter. But will the media call her fake news for not believing the official story?

#Epstein
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#EpsteinCoverUp

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Guangzhou to fly small passenger drones

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EHang to fly drones with seats in south China city to ferry people and parcels


          

#Win Good Boys (US/CDN)

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AVAILABLE November 12!

RATED R

90 minutes


Invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max asks his best friends Lucas and Thor for some much-needed help on how to pucker up. When they hit a dead end, Max decides to use his father's drone to spy on the teenage girls next door. When the boys lose the drone, they skip school and hatch a plan to retrieve it before Max's dad can figure out what happened.
Starring Will Forte.


REVIEW:
Cute, but definitely raunchy.
This is definitely not a movie that you will watch with your children. It had a load of swearing, graphic sexual talk and some drug use.
For adults, it was hilarious though!
Some people might be put off by the way these tweens carry on, but it really is just in fun and you have to remember that when listening to them talk in the movie.
The hubby watched with me and felt it was a fun and nostalgic poke at childhood and growing up through puberty.
It's not a very long movie either, so probably a perfect fit for date night. It is sure to bring you a couple of laughs.


3/5


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New DX2 BreadCrumb Operates Using InstaMesh Protocol

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Lightweight and has low power consumption depending on transceiver configuration Weighs 123g making it ideal for lightweight autonomous vehicles, drones and small robots Available with an integrated Wi-Fi access point service for compatibility with millions of COTS client devices, such as laptops, tablets, smartphones, IP cameras, sensors and other IP devices

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"10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon"

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"10 Painfully Obvious Truths Everyone Forgets Too Soon"
The truth does not cease to exist when it is ignored.
by Marc Chernoff

"You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you? The ten truths listed below fall firmly into that category – life lessons that many of us likely learned years ago, and have been reminded of ever since, but for whatever reason, haven’t fully grasped. This, my friends, is my attempt at helping all of us, myself included, “get it” and “remember it” once and for all…

1.  The average human life is relatively short. We know deep down that life is short, and that death will happen to all of us eventually, and yet we are infinitely surprised when it happens to someone we know. It’s like walking up a flight of stairs with a distracted mind, and misjudging the final step. You expected there to be one more stair than there is, and so you find yourself off balance for a moment, before your mind shifts back to the present moment and how the world really is.

LIVE your life TODAY! Don’t ignore death, but don’t be afraid of it either. Be afraid of a life you never lived because you were too afraid to take action. Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside you while you’re still alive. Be bold. Be courageous. Be scared to death, and then take the next step anyway.

2.  You will only ever live the life you create for yourself. Your life is yours alone. Others can try to persuade you, but they can’t decide for you. They can walk with you, but not in your shoes. So make sure the path you decide to walk aligns with your own intuition and desires, and don’t be scared to switch paths or pave a new one when it makes sense.

Remember, it’s always better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb than the top of the one you don’t. Be productive and patient. And realize that patience is not about waiting, but the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in. This is your life, and it is made up entirely of your choices. May your actions speak louder than your words. May your life preach louder than your lips. May your success be your noise in the end. And if life only teaches you one thing, let it be that taking a passionate leap is always worth it. Even if you have no idea where you’re going to land, be brave enough to step up to the edge of the unknown, and listen to your heart. 

3.  Being busy does NOT mean being productive. Busyness isn’t a virtue, nor is it something to respect. Though we all have seasons of crazy schedules, very few of us have a legitimate need to be busy ALL the time. We simply don’t know how to live within our means, prioritize properly, and say no when we should.

Being busy rarely equates to productivity these days. Just take a quick look around. Busy people outnumber productive people by a wide margin. Busy people are rushing all over the place, and running late half of the time. They’re heading to work, conferences, meetings, social engagements, etc. They barely have enough free time for family get-togethers and they rarely get enough sleep. Yet, emails are shooting out of their smart phones like machine gun bullets, and their day planners are jammed to the brim with obligations. Their busy schedule gives them an elevated sense of importance. But it’s all an illusion. They’re like hamsters running on a wheel.

Though being busy can make us feel more alive than anything else for a moment, the sensation is not sustainable long term. We will inevitably, whether tomorrow or on our deathbed, come to wish that we spent less time in the buzz of busyness and more time actually living a purposeful life.

4.  Some kind of failure always occurs before success. Most mistakes are unavoidable. Learn to forgive yourself. It’s not a problem to make them. It’s only a problem if you never learn from them. If you’re too afraid of failure, you can’t possibly do what needs to be done to be successful. The solution to this problem is making friends with failure. You want to know the difference between a master and a beginner? The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried. Behind every great piece of art is a thousand failed attempts to make it, but these attempts are simply never shown to us.

Bottom line: Just because it’s not happening now, doesn’t mean it never will. Sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right.

5.  Thinking and doing are two very different things. Success never comes to look for you while you wait around thinking about it. You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do. Knowledge is basically useless without action. Good things don’t come to those who wait; they come to those who work on meaningful goals. Ask yourself what’s really important and then have the courage to build your life around your answer. And remember, if you wait until you feel 100% ready to begin, you’ll likely be waiting the rest of your life.

6.  You don’t have to wait for an apology to forgive. Life gets much easier when you learn to accept all the apologies you never got. The key is to be thankful for every experience – positive or negative. It’s taking a step back and saying, “Thank you for the lesson.” It’s realizing that grudges from the past are a perfect waste of today’s happiness, and that holding one is like letting unwanted company live rent free in your head.

Forgiveness is a promise – one you want to keep. When you forgive someone you are making a promise not to hold the unchangeable past against your present self. It has nothing to do with freeing a criminal of his or her crime, and everything to do with freeing yourself of the burden of being an eternal victim.

7.  Some people are simply the wrong match for you. You will only ever be as great as the people you surround yourself with, so be brave enough to let go of those who keep bringing you down. You shouldn’t force connections with people who constantly make you feel less than amazing. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable and insecure every time you’re with them, for whatever reason, they’re probably not close friend material. If they make you feel like you can’t be yourself, or if they make you “less than” in any way, don’t pursue a connection with them. If you feel emotionally drained after hanging out with them or get a small hit of anxiety when you are reminded of them, listen to your intuition. There are so many “right people” for you, who energize you and inspire you to be your best self. It makes no sense to force it with people who are the wrong match for you.

8.  It’s not other people’s job to love you; it’s yours. It’s important to be nice to others, but it’s even more important to be nice to yourself. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. So make sure you don’t start seeing yourself through the eyes of those who don’t value you. Know your worth, even if they don’t. Today, let someone love you just the way you are – as flawed as you might be, as unattractive as you sometimes feel, and as incomplete as you think you are. Yes, let someone love you despite all of this, and let that someone be YOU.  

9.  What you own is not who YOU are. Stuff really is just stuff, and it has absolutely no bearing on who you are as a person. Most of us can make do with much less than we think we need. That’s a valuable reminder, especially in a hugely consumer-driven culture that focuses more on material things than meaningful connections and experiences.

You have to create your own culture. Don’t watch TV, don’t read every fashion magazine, and don’t consume too much of the evening news. Find the strength to fill your time with meaningful experiences. The space and time you are occupying at this very moment is LIFE, and if you’re worrying about Kim Kardashian or Lebron James or some other famous face, then you are disempowered. You’re giving your life away to marketing and media trickery, which is created by big companies to ultimately motivate you to want to dress a certain way, look a certain way, and be a certain way. This is tragic, this kind of thinking. It’s all just Hollywood brainwashing. What is real is YOU and your friends and your family, your loves, your highs, your hopes, your plans, your fears, etc.

Too often we’re told that we’re not important, we’re just peripheral to what is. “Get a degree, get a job, get a car, get a house, and keep on getting.” And it’s sad, because someday you’ll wake up and realize you’ve been tricked. And all you’ll want then is to reclaim your mind by getting it out of the hands of the brainwashers who want to turn you into a drone that buys everything that isn’t needed to impress everyone that isn’t important.

10.  Everything changes, every second. Embrace change and realize it happens for a reason. It won’t always be obvious at first, but in the end it will be worth it. What you have today may become what you had by tomorrow. You never know. Things change, often spontaneously. People and circumstances come and go. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. It moves rapidly and rushes from calm to chaos in a matter of seconds, and happens like this to people every day. It’s likely happening to someone nearby right now.

Sometimes the shortest split second in time changes the direction of our lives. A seemingly innocuous decision rattles our whole world like a meteorite striking Earth. Entire lives have been swiveled and flipped upside down, for better or worse, on the strength of an unpredictable event. And these events are always happening.

However good or bad a situation is now, it will change. That’s the one thing you can count on. So when life is good, enjoy it. Don’t go looking for something better every second. Happiness never comes to those who don’t appreciate what they have while they have it."

          

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SharePoint, HTML, PHP, Javascript, CSS, MySQL. Experience setting up Satellite Phones, Delormes, GPS and DGPS, Drones and Satellite Internet. $29 an hour
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Drones: the steering wheel that comes from the sky

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INDUSTRY 4.0 SEAT launches a pioneering project that uses drones to transport parts In just 15 minutes a steering wheel is flown from the logistics centre to the assembly line This technological...
          

Dos encapuchados roban y agreden al párroco de Puebla de Sancho Pérez

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El párroco de la localidad pacense de Puebla de Sancho Pérez, Jesús Pérez Mimbrero, fue asaltado por dos encapuchados la madrugada del pasado sábado en su vivienda.


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First Drone Delivery of Medicine to Residential Customer

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UPS and CVS teamed up for the first medical deliveries via drone to residential customers.
          

'I'd wiped out half a family': F-16 pilot grapples with guilt after a bungled bombing mission in Iraq killed at least 4 civilians

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  • A former Dutch F-16 fighter pilot who bombed a civilian home in Iraq said he is grappling with his actions that led to the deaths of at least four civilians in 2015.
  • The pilot, who goes by the pseudonym "Stefan," recounted the events surrounding his bombing mission to two Netherlands-based journalists in the De Telegraaf.
  • "You think to yourself: 'It can't be, surely?' I felt nauseous when I heard the news," Stefan said. "I feel jointly responsible. I dropped that bomb and pressed the button. I ended the lives of people who had nothing to do with [our mission]. It was slap in the face. It went against everything we were there for."
  • Stefan said he viewed drone footage of the bombing on YouTube and struggled with the incident, which was researched by The New York Times. The Times's story included pictures of the civilian family members who were killed.
  • "One evening I was sat clicking on the internet. I saw the photo and thought: that's my target," Stefan said. "At that moment, I knew it would have been self-torture to look further — but I thought if I looked away at that point, that it would be cowardly."
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

A Dutch F-16 fighter pilot who bombed a civilian home in Iraq thought to be an ISIS car bomb factory said he has been grappling with causing the deaths of at least four civilians on September 20, 2015.

The pilot, who goes by the pseudonym "Stefan," recounted the events surrounding his bombing mission to two Netherlands-based journalists, Olof Van Joolen and Silvan Schoonhoven, in the De Telegraaf.

"I was the mission commander, I'd done all the planning," he said in De Telegraaf. "Everything until the debriefing was successful."

It was weeks after the mission when he received word that his targets may have not been against Islamic State militants in Mosul, but civilians who were held captive under ISIS's rule in the city. The family members he had killed included the Mayada Razzo, according to an extensive New York Times investigation in 2017.

Videos taken by drones of the bombings were previously uploaded to US Central Command's YouTube channel with the caption "COALITION AIRSTRIKE DESTROYS A DAESH VBIED FACILITY NEAR MOSUL, IRAQ," referring to the acronym for improvised explosive devices fashioned from vehicles.

Basim Razzo, Mayada's husband who was a Huawei account manager who studied engineering at Western Michigan University, told The Times that he only needed to see the first few seconds to confirm he was looking at his family's homes. Razzo's wife, brother, 21-year-old daughter, and 18-year-old son were killed in the bombing that was initially believed to be a factory that produced weapons for ISIS militants.

Razzo eventually returned to the neighborhood, according to The Times: "I'm numb. I'm just numb," he said in 2017.

"You are murderers," Razzo said in a comment of CENTCOM's now-deleted YouTube video, according to The Times. "You kill innocents with cold blood and then start creating justification."

CENTCOM — the combatant command which overseas US operations in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, and South Asia — still has videos of previous airstrikes in their YouTube channel, but have since disabled a feature allowing commenting on videos.

"I will NEVER forget my innocent and dear cousins who died in this pointless airstrike," a 16-year-old cousin of Razzo's daughter reportedly added in the comments.

'I felt nauseous'

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Three weeks after the bombing, Stefan said he received a call saying that the US was investigating the incident.

"After a few months it turned out that the target had indeed been incorrect," Stefan recounted to De Telegraaf. "Somewhere along the way, there was an error in the intelligence process."

"You think to yourself: 'It can't be, surely?' I felt nauseous when I heard the news," Stefan added. "I feel jointly responsible. I dropped that bomb and pressed the button. I ended the lives of people who had nothing to do with [our mission]. It was slap in the face. It went against everything we were there for. We were just there to help the Iraqi people."

A military report of the incident obtained by The Times indicated that the US-led coalition believed the homes were used as an ISIS command center. According to Razzo, the location was briefly used by ISIS forces, but was later abandoned after the militants took over the entire city. Despite finding "no overtly nefarious activity," the coalition deemed that a total of 95-minutes of drone footage of the neighborhood warranted a military strike.

Stefan said he viewed the drone footage of the bombing on YouTube and struggled with Razzo's story in The Times, which included pictures of his family members who were killed.

"One evening I was sat clicking on the internet. I saw the photo and thought: that's my target," Stefan said. "At that moment, I knew it would have been self-torture to look further — but I thought if I looked away at that point, that it would be cowardly."

"I'd wiped out half a family, to put it bluntly," he added. "There was one guy who had survived. Then I saw a name and a face and a picture of the children, taken a day before it had happened. A little later I put an end to that. I didn't sleep for two nights. Then life went on."

The pilot's account has sparked a rift in the Dutch military

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The pilot admitted civilian casualties were always a possibility in the fog of war, and that it was "frustrating" to find that delicate balance between decisive action and accounting for non-combatants in combat.

ISIS took control Mosul, one of the largest cities in Iraq, in 2014. For three years, roughly 600,000 civilians who resided in the city were forced to abide by ISIS's crude laws until being liberated by a joint Iraqi, Kurdish, and US military campaign.

"War isn't just dirty; it's also a rational game," Stefan reportedly said.

"We really didn't want Baghdad to fall," he added, referring to Iraq's capital. "More people would have died — civilians included. Doing nothing is even worse. War is a game that we play because all else has failed."

Stefan, who has since left the Royal Netherlands Air Force, said he considered reaching out to Razzo and his remaining family. But he says that he faces bureaucratic challenges.

"The Ministry of Defence doesn't want to link a pilot to the deployment. It's not allowed," he reportedly said, adding that he "sometimes [wants] to write a letter."

"Maybe they think I'm some kind of blunderer because I killed half a family," Stefan said. "Maybe it would help if they knew I'm really upset about it too."

In an interview with Business Insider, journalist Schoonhoven said Stefan's candid account has sparked a rift in the Dutch military. Despite possible reprisals from the military, Schoonhoven said the pilot was "quite open" about detailing his experience.

"For him, it's excruciating," Schoonhoven said. "He has to live with having killed the family members."

'This was a war situation'

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Schoonhoven said he and his colleague discovered Stefan's account while researching for their upcoming book, "Missie F-16," about the Dutch F-16's role during the various conflicts in Bosnia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The aircraft is scheduled to be retired and replaced with the US-designed F-35 aircraft.

"We wanted to write a journalistic book, not a book about heroic stories," Schoonhoven said to Business Insider. "We wanted to present the dark side of flying war planes and dropping bombs."

The Dutch have been heavily active in countering ISIS. Unlike some hesitation in joining the US coalition in Afghanistan, nearly all parliamentary parties voted to participate in the campaign against ISIS. The country deployed military advisers, special forces teams, and F-16s that flew "almost daily" in Iraq and eastern Syria for the anti-ISIS campaign, according to the Ministry of Defence.

Schoonhoven and Van Joolen's research indicated that the F-16s flew over 3,000 sorties and dropped over 2,000 bombs.

Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld admitted on Tuesday that the military was responsible for the deaths of roughly 70 civilians in two bombing runs in the region, according to local media reports. Bijleveld, who claimed she was not informed of the civilian deaths by her predecessor, Jeanine Hennis, passed a no-confidence vote and offered her "sincere apologies."

"As Minister, I am responsible, also for the actions of my predecessor," she said, according to Netherlands-based NL Times.

"Our actions were aimed at preventing as much collateral damage as possible, and especially civilian casualties," she reportedly said in a letter to parliament. "However, this was a war situation where these risks can never be completely excluded."

SEE ALSO: Some US troops guarding oil fields in Syria are reportedly still waiting for military orders — including when and how they could attack the enemy

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Death Stranding avrà una storia lineare e grande libertà nel gameplay, ecco perché

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Hideo Kojima ha di recente motivato la scelta di rendere il giocatore padrone del gameplay di Death Stranding ma non della sua storia.

Nel corso dell'EGX di Berlino, Hideo Kojima ha detto la sua sulla linearità del comparto narrativo di Death Stranding e della volontà di offrire al giocatore una grande libertà in termini di gameplay.

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İskenderun'da polisten drone destekli uygulama

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İskenderun Emniyet Müdürlüğü ekipleri kentin 10 ayrı bölgesinde eş zamanlı yol denetimleri uygulaması yaptı. Özel harekat polisleri ve terörle mücadele ekiplerinin de katıldıkları uygulamalara drone ile havadan destek verildi.
          

UAV Operator (15W)

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15W UAV Operator Job ID: 1144892 Job Views: 63 Location: YAKIMA, Washington, United States ZIP Code: 98901 Job Category: Aviation Posted: 11.02.2019 Age Requirements: Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 Job Description Military drones, also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), are used in the field to gather intelligence for tactical operations. As an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator in the Army National Guard, you will be responsible for piloting these drones, and using your skills to gather and relay information about enemy forces and battle areas to your crews. Job Duties * Conduct air reconnaissance, surveillance, targeting, and acquisition missions * Plan and analyze flight missions * Perform preflight, in-flight, and post-flight checks and procedures * Launch and recover airframe from runway * Perform maintenance on communications equipment, power sources, light/heavy wheeled vehicles, and crane operations Some of the Skills You'll Learn * Performing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance simulation missions * Preparing maps, charts, and intelligence reports * Analyzing aerial photographs * Using computer systems Helpful Skills * Interest in remote/radio controlled vehicles * Organize information and study its meaning * Ability to think and write clearly * Strong attention to detail Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with federal government agencies, including the CIA and NSA. Earn While You Learn Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operator consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 23 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT). Benefits/Requirements Benefits * Paid training * A monthly paycheck * Montgomery GI Bill * Federal and State tuition assistance * Retirement benefits for part-time service * Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) * 401(k)-type savings plan * Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) * Health care benefits available * VA home loans * Bonuses, if applicable * Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change Requirements * Military enlistment in the Army National Guard * Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate * Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 * Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards * Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.
          

Analis Twitter Paparkan Penyebaran Isu Rekayasa Novel Baswedan

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Go Sling Pro for $79

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Go Sling Pro is a compact travel bag that can easily be converted into a camera bag and vice-versa. It's engineered to safely carry your DSLR, lens, and additional items. A revamped old favorite bag style, it is now designed to be more relevant to today's lifestyle. It comes with slash-resistant Kevlar that is 5 times stronger than steel. It also has lockable zippers and cut-proof strap for extra security against pickpockets, and an external USB port so you never run out of battery again. Get a bag that is aesthetically designed and extremely functional with Go Sling Pro.

  • Easily convert Go Sling Pro from a travel bag to a camera bag & vice-versa
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  • Configure your bag's internal organization using the removable dividers

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  • Color: black
  • Materials
    • Exterior: 1000D ballistic nylon lining
    • Lining: 210D ripstop nylon
  • Product dimensions: 7"H x 11"L x 4"W
  • Volume: 4L
  • Slash-resistant Kevlar mid-layer
  • 3 compartments
    • Front: extra pocket for coins & smaller items
    • Main: for camera & lens, small sleeve for iPad mini or Kindle Reader
    • Back: key tether
  • YKK stormguard zippers on the main compartment
  • Removable strap w/ fidlock magnetic buckle
  • Adjustable strap
  • Lockable zippers
  • External USB port
  • Removable dividers
  • Large enough to carry a DJI Mavic drone
  • Manufacturer's lifetime warranty

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Yemeni officials: Rebels missile, drone attack kills 8

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Attraverso I Miei Occhi (The Art Of Racing In The Rain, 2019)

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Ci sono 2-3 film differenti dentro Attraverso I Miei Occhi. C’è una storia di amore e malattia, nel segno di Colpa Delle Stelle; c’è una storia di paternità contesa in cui un padre lotta per avere l’affidamento della figlia come in Black Or White; c’è una storia di corse di un pilota che deve vincere a tutti i costi. Un piccolo campionario di cinema di pianti avvolto in una storia di relazione canina che vorrebbe essere Io e Marley ma non è mai Io e Marley o meglio, per essere più precisi è Io e Marley scritto dallo sceneggiatore del remake di Atto di Forza.

L’equilibrio delicatissimo di quel film, perfetto per scrittura e struttura drammatica, è qui mandato immediatamente all’aria dall’idea di lasciare che sia il cane stesso a narrare gli eventi. Quella che nel film con Owen Wilson era una vera idea (raccontare la felicità e la gioia del rapporto con un cane disastroso e pestifero) qui diventa banalità (raccontare di un cane perfetto ed esemplare attraverso una vita piena di drammi), ciò che lì era raffinato (tenere sempre il cane sullo sfondo eppur presente, vero testimone silenzioso) qui è grossolano (il cane parla, ancora peggio: è il narratore ruffiano della storia e mira a farvi piangere esplicitamente).
Sentire i pensieri del cane, invece di vederlo in azione e derivarli, è proprio quel passo più in là del necessario nel territorio del melodrammatico che crea il kitsch. Da manuale.

Il cane-eroe di Attraverso I Miei Occhi pontifica sugli umani, racconta di come si struggeva di dolore nell’assistere impotente alle loro peripezie, ovviamente aiuterà il padrone quando ne avrà bisogno (in un momento di pura demenzialità in cui una decisione complicatissima viene presa “seguendo quel che fa il cane”) e sarà sempre giustificato, sempre in cima alla lista dei buonissimi. Invece che prendere le vere idiosincrasie dei rapporti con gli animali, questo film li eleva nel territorio dell’astrazione e del buonismo, fingendo, mistificando e allontanando il suo sentimentalismo alla buona dal reame dell’intimità. Più i sentimenti vengono esibiti più risultano contraffatti, svelando smagliature, crepe e giunture arrugginite.

Così fin dall’inizio, fin dalla voce del cane, il sentimento prevalente che il film scarica sugli spettatori è la pena. Pena per lui, per i padroni, per le figlie, per le situazioni e per la condizione stessa dell’essere cane (quel che desidera è reincarnarsi in un umano). Gigi Proietti lo doppia in italiano e non fa che enfatizzare questo sentimento di terribile pena con una voce bassa e profonda e toni dolcissimi, da cane anziano quale è quello che racconta.

          

Content Localization Coordinator

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At Bluebeam, we empower people to advance the way the world is built. We create smart software solutions that make construction sites more efficient, connected and safe and improve the lives of design and construction professionals everywhere.

We hire people who---


  • Have integrity
  • See challenges as opportunities
  • Are committed to continual improvement and personal growth
  • Demonstrate trust and are willing to be vulnerable about mistakes and weaknesses
  • Engage in positive, productive conflict and unfiltered debate of ideas
  • Can fully commit to corporate decisions, even if they disagree with some of them
  • Hold peers accountable in order to ensure we achieve our company goals on behalf of our customers
  • Are laser-focused upon achievement of Bluebeam's companywide results

    We are currently looking for a Content Localization Coordinator in our Pasadena office to help the International Marketing team continue taking our content global.

    How your skills and passion will come to life at Bluebeam?

    The Content Localization Coordinator will report to the Marketing Localization Manager and will track the kick off, progress and delivery across multiple content localization workflows and divisions.

    The Content Localization Coordinator will work closely with content creators, translators and outside vendors to facilitate timely, trouble-free localization of Bluebeam content and marketing copy. This is a hands-on position for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, dynamic environment.

    How will the new Content Localization Coordinator help Localization at Bluebeam?

    The Content Localization Coordinator will be helping all teams that have localization needs with the following activities:


    • Manage content localization projects from handover to delivery, through working closely with our localization manager, language specialists, localization vendors, internal reviewers, product management and technical writers
    • Receive and process a high daily number of incoming content localization requests from various departments, including Marketing, Product, Product Marketing, Engineering, Sales Operations, Sales Enablement and Technical Support
    • Work closely with all stakeholders to refine project scope, prep files and determine realistic deadline
    • Analyze content localization project risk, and defines mitigation actions of identified risks

    • Ensure each content localization request is entered in Smartling and moved onto the next step.
    • Monitor the progress of content localization projects in Smartling, making sure they follow the appropriate workflows
    • Communicate with linguists throughout the entire project journey, answering questions and clarifying content-related queries
    • Work closely with Smartling Project Managers to guarantee the timely completion of all requests
    • Under the Localization Manager and Product Localization Team's supervision, handle QA processes to maintain consistency and accuracy across all localized content
    • Review localized internal content assets and report errors and inconsistencies
    • Identify Quality concerns and communicate them to vendors, internal reviewers and localization manager
    • Assist with data clean up in Smartling, to eliminate outdated and deprecated content/terminology
    • Manage Content Swaps in Smartling's Global Delivery Network (GDN), to verify that customized local content (such as addresses, videos, phone numbers) on Bluebeam.com is updated correctly
    • Receive Revu string queries from the QA/Product team in Jira and forwards them to Localization Manager, Product Localization Team and Country Managers for resolution
    • Coordinate string changes and update linguistic assets accordingly
    • Implement newly approved/updated terminology into the Bluebeam Glossary
    • Answers terminology-related queries from vendors and internal teams
    • Receive product-related feedback from International Beta testers and communicate it to the appropriate stakeholders within the Product team
    • Manipulate HTML content to prepare articles for translation and implements them back into WordPress before publishing
    • Align with Product Delivery Manager on target readiness of each content asset for ongoing Initiatives and pro-actively communicate progress and any risks.

      Requirements


      • BA/BS degree and 1+ years professional experience
      • Awareness of internationalization and localization processes.
      • Detail-oriented and organized self-starter with track record of juggling and prioritizing multiple projects with minimal guidance
      • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

      • Ability to balance independent tasks / goals while contributing to team goals and collaborating with other team members
      • Self-motivated to work independently while being able to contribute successfully to cross-functional teams
      • Flexibility to deal with frequent change and delays
      • Excellent communication, and teamwork skills with a demonstrated ability to work independently, communicate efficiently, and set priorities and expectations

      • Good technical and analytical skills
      • Accustomed to working in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment with varying demands
      • International experience

        Bonus Skills


        • Fluency in a language other than English
        • Familiarity with Localization / Translation Management tools and concepts including Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) tools (SDL Trados Studio, Smartling, or similar), Translation Memory (TM), and glossaries
        • Working knowledge of HTML
        • Competencies in Project Management tools such as Asana and/or Jira.
        • Experience with multimedia or desktop publishing applications (InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator)

          How to get started

          If you are excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Bluebeam, please apply with your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and unique qualifications.

          About Bluebeam

          The construction industry is adopting new technology at a feverish pace. Tablets and cell phones are replacing paper blueprints, drones are surveying jobsites in 3D, and cloud collaboration is changing the way teams work together. Bluebeam plays a crucial role in this transformation. The key to our success is a customer-focused approach to product development: we work with the industry to create solutions for the industry. Today, over 1.6 million people throughout the world use Bluebeam. In the US, we're a critical partner for the majority of top AEC firms, and rapidly expanding our presence globally, with offices in Sweden, Germany and the UK.

          Come design and build your future with us.

          Bluebeam is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity, parental or pregnancy status, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

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Saudi Arabia Oil Refinery Attack

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SAfm — Iran says it is not behind Saturday's drone attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia, denying accusations from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Tehran was responsible for "an unprecedented attack on the world's energy supply." Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, said in a tweet on Sunday that Pompeo was turning from "max pressure" to "max deceit. Guest: Professor John Stremlau, visiting professor of international relations at Wits University
          

UPS: paving the way with drone technology

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With digital transformation and innovation being the buzz words of the year, leading logistics company, UPS has been trailing drone technology.  Last month, UPS Flight Forward - a subsidiary of UPS - received its first full Part 135 Standard certification from the Federal Aviation Administra...
          

Aid group says hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international medical relief agency said Thursday that a hospital it runs in western Yemen was damaged by a recent attack. Yemeni military officials blamed the Houthi rebels for the drone and missile attack that targeted buildings near the hospital, causing huge explosions that killed at least eight people. In a […]
          

25 Schools from Four Counties Compete in Annual Drone Event

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More than 100 student pilots showcase their skills and learn about future aeronautical careers at this year’s drone competition. This year’s theme, “Fly Like an Eagle,” is dedicated to the students, staff and families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
          

Prima Recensione italiana del DJI Mavic Mini

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Dopo una breve ma intensa attesa (è stato presentato ufficialmente solo una settimana fa) possiamo finalmente toccare con mano il nuovo drone DJI Mavic Mini, e per quello che vale possiamo anche vantarci di essere stati tra i primi in Italia ad averlo non solo toccato con mano, ma anche fatto volare. Certo questa recensione sul [...]

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Drone rifornisce sottomarino della marina americana

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Ci sono prime volte eclatanti e prime volte che invece suscitano meno clamore, restando però a tutti gli effetti valide per confermare un trend. Il primo rifornimento di un sottomarino della Marina americana attraverso un drone commerciale è chiaramente un fatto del secondo tipo: prima dello scorso 10 ottobre non era mai successo, ma l’evento [...]

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Il nuovo regolamento ENAC per i droni è pronto: da Marzo patentini online e niente registrazione per il drone DJI Mavic Mini

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Ne parliamo con l’ingegner Sebastiano Veccia, Direttore Regolazione Personale e Operazioni Volo ENAC. “Il regolamento è pronto e congelato in attesa del Consiglio di Amministrazione a cui sarà sottoposto per l’approvazione”. Per i patentini online si farà tutto dal computer, cade l’ipotesi i di doversi recare per l’esame in una scuola di volo. Buone notizie [...]

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Drone DJI Mavic Mini lista dei nuovi accessori e test di resistenza ai crash

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Nonostante non sia ancora ufficialmente in consegna in Italia e sia appena sbarcato sui mercati internazionali, il drone DJI Mavic Mini ha provocato a molti appassionati, la febbre da acquisto compulsivo. Malattia che non verrà sconfitta subito, dato che è stata appena pubblicata una lista di accessori che siamo certi andranno ad abbellire esteticamente o [...]

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Students Put Their Drone Flying Skills to the Test!

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Thursday, December 08, 2016
Inaugural Drone Competition organized by South Plantation High School showcases middle school and high school students’ drone technology and flying skills. There are three divisions for the competition, based on students’ skill levels. This is the first student inspired drone competition in Florida.
          

Better data will lead to better decisions for our blue continent

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Better data will lead to better decisions for our blue continent peterfoster Thu, 11/07/2019 - 06:40
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Better data will lead to better decisions for our blue continent 

Understanding how our planet is changing over time and what impact this has on our people, communities and countries is paramount for making informed decisions.  This includes understanding critical issues such as how our coastlines are changing and what this means. 

In the Pacific understanding our earth and the changes it is witnessing as a result of storm events or the longer term impacts of climate change is one of the most existential challenges faced by Pacific Governments, scientific organisations, partners, communities and decision makers. 

The Pacific region makes up more than 30 million square kms over our planet. It is home to the healthiest and most diverse part of our great Ocean of which 20% of the world’s combined exclusive economic zones are home to.   Our vast Ocean States may be small in land but are large in resources, richness and culture but understanding and accessing some of its remotest parts can prove challenging.

To overcome these challenges caused by our vast geography we can harness the power of satellite remote sensing, through using observational data that allows us to track our frequently changing and dynamic Blue continent. 

We are already using this type of data to understand the impact of storm events on our coastlines or to direct response support after a large disaster by using drones and satellite images to determine the most affected communities, but this type of science and technology can be used in a far greater and more streamlined manner into the future. 

This week we announced a strategic needs analysis and 

The Geoscience, Energy and Maritime (GEM) Division will anchor this work aimed at understanding the realities of how data and science from digital technologies and earth observation is used to inform key climate decisions in the Pacific.

To better understand the best way forward to harness this technology for the Pacific region, a detailed needs analysis has been announced today at GEOWeek 2019.  This scientific and technical partnership is being led by SPC’s Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division alongside our Pacific member countries, partners, information users and technical sepcialists. 

This needs analysis will lead to a plan of action for a Pacific earth observation platform that will take data and provide analysed, relevant and Pacific-led information that will support more informed decisions into the future. 

At a fraction of the cost Pacific Island countries and territories will be able to collect, analyse and process a generation of remote sensing data at the same cost as a single scientific marine voyage.  This means better data, better understanding of what this data means and better decisions for the lives and livelihoods of our Pacific people, communities and cultures.

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Drones bedreigen veiligheid in Beringen

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BERINGEN - Het luchtruim boven het grondgebied van de stad Beringen wordt gecontroleerd door de luchtmachtbasis Kleine Brogel (de zogenaamde CTR – Controlled Traffic Region). Hierdoor is het gebruik van drones, (...)
          

Syria offensive exposes Turkey’s disastrous counter-terrorism policy

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Syria offensive exposes Turkey’s disastrous counter-terrorism policy

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Turkey's problematic counter-terror efforts in northeast Syria have left it using detained Islamic State (ISIS) fighters to threaten Europe and possibly increasing the Kurdish threat along its border while losing the support of key allies like the United States. 

Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu told reporters on Monday that Turkey would return captured ISIS members to their countries of origin even if those countries had revoked their citizenship.

Blaise Misztal, a fellow at U.S. think tank the Hudson Institute, saw Soylu’s statement as akin to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's repeated threat to “open the gates” and let refugees flood into Europe. 

“It’s hard to see how that is anything more than an extension of the sort of blackmail that Turkey has been engaging in on Syrian refugees,” Misztal told Ahval in a podcast. “This is really a veiled threat against European countries.”  

Also on Monday, Turkey demanded Germany take back 20 ISIS members. 

Some 2,000 foreign ISIS fighters and 11,000 of their family members are being held in Kurdish-controlled detention camps in northeast Syria. Soylu also said Turkey was holding 1,200 ISIS detainees in Turkish prisons and had captured 287 ISIS members in northeast Syria. 

Launched on Oct. 9, Turkey’s Syria operation has killed at least 250 people, mostly Kurds, and displaced some 300,000 people, leading to fears of ethnic cleansing by prominent observers, including former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power. 

Turkey’s main military objective is decimating the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and its affiliate the People’s Protection Units (YPG), which it sees as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has led an insurgency in Turkey since 1984 and is labelled a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union, as well as Turkey. 

Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın said on Monday that a considerable blow had been dealt to the YPG and called on Western allies for support. 

“Turkey expects its allies, be it the U.S., EU or any other country, to assume a clear stance against all kinds of terror,” said Kalın. “Recognising the PKK as a terror group on paper is not enough. What you practice is important.”

U.S. forces visited the YPG in Qamishli, in northeast Syria, on Saturday and a source told Agence France-Presse that the United States planned to set up a military post there. The Wall Street Journal quoted U.S. officials as saying a U.S. convoy on Sunday saw artillery strikes landing close to its position near the town of Tel Tamr where fighting had intensified between Turkish and Kurdish forces.

This followed a recent incident when Turkish forces fired on U.S. positions in Kobani. Also on Sunday, the aid group Free Burma Rangers said one of its workers was killed and another wounded by a Turkish drone strike near Tal Tamr on Sunday.

“What the United States wanted was to avoid a confrontation with Turkish troops, it did not necessarily want to end the counter-terrorism partnership with the SDF,” said Misztal, who sees frictions between U.S. troops and Turkish and Turkish-backed forces lingering and even increasing as long as the U.S. mission in northeast Syria remains ambiguous. 

President Donald Trump has said U.S. forces will be staying in Syria to protect Kurd-controlled oil fields, but U.S. forces have continued the fight against ISIS. After the U.S. killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last week, Bloomberg reported that the United States was looking into possible Turkish intelligence links to ISIS, particularly as the Turkish military has observation posts not far from Baghdadi’s hideout. 

Turkey’s focus on the PKK-YPG has left it blind to other forms of terrorism, said Misztal, pointing to an oft-ignored concern in regards to terrorism in northern Syria: what might happen to al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, a group with links to Turkey, once it is pushed out of Idlib by the forces of President Bashar Assad. “Where will they go? And what will (HTS’) relationship with Turkey look like?” he wondered. 

Misztal also cited reporting that ISIS cells still exist in Turkey today, that thousands of foreign fighters traveled through Turkey to join ISIS, and that Turkish intelligence sent weapons to rebels in Syria.  

“ISIS is a major national security threat for Turkey,” Yusuf Erim, political analyst for Turkish state broadcaster TRT World, told Ahval. "While many have tried to downplay Turkey's contributions in the fight against the terror group, the truth is Turkey has neutralised more ISIS terrorists than any other country.”

State-run Anadolu news agency said Turkey had killed 3,500 ISIS terrorists and arrested 5,500. Yet the annual U.S. State Department country report on Turkey, released on Friday, warned that it remained a transit point for foreign fighters and could serve as a corridor to replenish ISIS. 

The Turkish presidency condemned the report for not mentioning the SDF or YPG, and presidential adviser Fahrettin Altun announced early Tuesday that Turkey had captured the sister of ISIS leader Baghdadi. 

“There’s a certain myopia in the Turkish government about who’s really a terrorist,” said Misztal, pointing out that Baghdadi was killed in Idlib province, which is controlled by HTS. 

This shows the moral bankruptcy, said Misztal, of Turkey’s argument that it is laser-focused on the YPG and terrorism. Now, instead of having its ally, the United States, partnering with the YPG, Turkey faces the prospect of the Syrian Kurdish militia controlled by less friendly governments in Moscow and Damascus. 

“You’re not going to see Syria and Russia really want to stamp out the YPG in a way Turkey would want to,” he said, pointing out that Russia and Syria both made common cause with the PKK against Turkey in the 1990s. “Sometime down the road, they’re probably going to be more willing to arm the YPG, more willing to support the PKK inside Turkey, than the U.S. ever was.”

Already, SDF Commander Mazloum Kobani is now sitting at the negotiating table with the United States and Russia. "Turkey is not completely happy as there are still YPG elements in the region," said Erim, adding that Ankara reserves the right to resume military operations as needed.

Misztal pointed out that Erdoğan supported rebels seeking to topple Assad for years, and still supports Syrian opposition forces like HTS in Idlib. 

“It stands to reason that Assad will want to pay him back in kind, and have his own proxy force that he can deploy against Turkey,” said Misztal. “I think in the long-term Turkey is making its situation on the Syrian-Turkish border worse. It’s creating the conditions to enable the very thing it wants to prevent, which is the further strengthening of the PKK.”


          

New drone, underwater footage of orcas stuns researchers, gives intimate look at killer whales' family life

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SEATTLE -- Who knew orcas were so playful, so full of affection, so constantly touching one another?New footage taken by drone as well as underwater stunned researchers who spent two days with the southern resident orca J pod off the British Columbia coast, including with the newest baby, and more time with northern resident killer whales in B.C.'s Johnstone Strait. The footage taken during three weeks in August and early September was filmed in collaboration with the Hakai Institute, [...]
          

UK Brings in Mandatory Registration and Pilot Test For Drones

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There is now a  registration system and test for pilots in the UK following a number of high-profile incidents.

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Video Friday: DJI's Mavic Mini Is a $400 Palm-Sized Foldable Drone

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Drones: For When Medical Intervention Has to Get There Before an Ambulance Can

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New York City study shows that drones could deliver life-saving medical supplies several minutes before an ambulance arrives
          

Zipline Deploys Medical Delivery Drones with U.S. Military

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A military exercise in Australia demonstrates how small drones can airdrop critical medical supplies to soldiers in combat
          

UPS, CVS Begin Delivering Prescriptions Via Drone

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UPS Flight Forward attains FAA's full approval for drone airline. (Photo Credit: UPS)

UPS and CVS completed their first consumer drone deliveries, transporting medical prescriptions to two separate customers on Friday. Both flights—one directly to a consumer’s home, the other to a nearby retirement community—were made […]

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Yémen: Attaque présumée des Houthis contre le port de Mokha

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Les rebelles chiites Houthis ont tiré des missiles et mené des attaques aux drones mercredi contre le port yéménite d'al Mokha, où se trouve une base navale de la coalition sous commandement saoudien, faisant plusieurs morts, a-t-on appris de sources militaires au sein de la coalition. Aucune confirmation de cette attaque inhabituelle n'a été donnée par les organes de presse officiels des Houthis, ni par le porte-parole de la coalition militaire qui lutte depuis plus de quatre ans au Yémen contre le mouvement chiite soutenu par l'Iran. Le port d'al Mokha, qui fut autrefois un important pôle d'exportation de café, a servi de base militaire pour les forces des Emirats arabes unis engagées au côté de l'Arabie saoudite dans le conflit yéménite.
          

Mavic Mini vs FiMI X8 SE: Which is the Best option under 500?

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Xiaomi’s plans with the Fimi X8SE was to offer an affordable option for DJI’s Mavic series. Although it has less versatile features than its DJI contenders, the FIMI X8 SE shortly become one of the best camera drones under $500. The response from king of drones came after one year through the super compact Mavic […]

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Noriegas, The / In A Soylent Way

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Review by Your Imaginary Friend

Their best one yet: two long tracks of free-form noise rock, psych, drone, sampling from our favorite locals of local band (former KZSU music and program directors, general managers). Epic long form loveliness, recorded live, spontaneous, and the title and album art outdoes all the rest, if that’s to be believed. For fans of Can, Acid Mothers, F/i, dropping while breaking into an abandoned rusting steel factory.

1) (24:35) slow to start but all there, grows noisey and epic, droning, a good disjunct drum beat solidifies, love it killer 2) (17:38) begins more atmospheric with heavy echo and ride cymbals, really builds into a lovely wall of droning floating noise rock, some crowd exaltations remind us this high quality recording is live, takes on some Zen chant’like tones toward ending


          

Zarraza / Rotten Remains

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Review by Your Imaginary Friend

Searing take no prisoners. Best shit ever extreme smoking metal from Kazakhstan (!). Re-recordings of songs on previous recent releases, these pummel and brutalize like few others. An excellent strain of tribalism somehow permeates these tracks that brings to mind the epic album Roots by Sepultura, and other greats like Brutal Truth and Napalm Death. This is super high-end stuff.

1)* (4:19) smokin machine gun and 2/4 pummeling death blackness, gallops, has it all. 2)* (2:38) begins with rough violin, nasty slow, strange Amazonian feel, play w Sepultura roots 3) (3:22) pummeling and galloping 4)* (3:57) starts w meanest bass tone you’ll ever hear, mid paced with double time drums, fuck-ing-A as it launches into a killer upbeat rockin beat 5) (4:40) starts w cool drone gets dark rockin quick 6) (3:12) rocking pummeling lots of double kick and pick 7) (2:08) intense hardcore, gallop 8) (2:42) intro on acoustic immediately blasted to infinity, cool middle part is melodic in a strange way.


          

Zonal / Wrecked

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Review by Your Imaginary Friend

Dark ambient metal meets hip hop, industrial beats. Collaboration between members of Godflesh, Ming Midas Sound et al create creepy atmospherics that incorporate heavy beats. The inclusion of Philly poet musician activist Moor Mother’s hip hop delivered vocals for several tracks bends genres, with brutal themes of racism and chauvinism. Most is instrumental, dark downtempo industrial. Like a cross between Bowery Electric-Immortal Technique-Nadja. Truly majestic stuff, holding Relapse Records legacy true to form.

FCCs: 2, 4 sadly (safe harbor okay, just a few bad words, justifiably spoken)

1) (4:53) very creepy ambient, woman’s “evil” voice, builds 2)FCCs sadly (5:27) fucked up synth beat and tones give a minimal but deep beat, spoken vocals return with hip hop tones, echoey and no less creepy 3) (4:06) slow simple synth beat and bass, heavy layering feeling of vocs, wow, vocs run with hip hop cadence, delivery 4) FCCs too bad (7:53) layering of spoken word and tones just insanely crazy, highly recommended for safe harbor 5)* (6:14) downtempo overall, still very dark, less vocal convoluted but still manipulated, excellent themes of chauvinism and racism 6) (4:06) slow dark plod 7)* (6:26) cool noise tinged downtempo beat, instrumental 8) (4:36) killer dark downtempo creepy, instrumental 9) (4:26) another sick downtempo creep similar to previous, middle part breakdown 10) (5:48) industrial tone to the downtempo 11) (4:31) begins with a quiet creepy noise 12) (4:47) atmospheric until midway when hollow bass drones appear


          

America vs. China vs. Russia: Who Should You Buy Your Fighter Jets From?

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Michael Peck

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The U.S. government has a message for those nations that would buy Russian and Chines weapons: buyer beware.

The U.S. government has a message for those nations that would buy Russian and Chines weapons: buyer beware.

“We have come a long way since the AK-47 became the ubiquitous symbol of Soviet-backed insurgencies from Southeast Asia to Africa,” R. Clarke Cooper, Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, said during a speech at the Meridian International Center.  “Today, Russia is working hard to foist variants of its S-400 air defense system around the world, while China is supplying everything from armored personnel carriers to armed drones.  To quote another Latin phrase – caveat emptor! – Buyer, beware.  We have seen countries around the world leap at the chance to obtain high-tech, low cost defensive capabilities, only to see their significant investments crumble and rust in their hands.”

Cooper cited examples where Chinese weapons haven’t lived up their sales pitches. “In Africa, Cameroon procured four Harbin Z-9 attack helicopters in 2015: one crashed shortly after being handed over.  Kenya invested in Norinco VN4 armored personnel carriers – vehicles that China’s own sales representative declined to sit inside during a test firing.”

“And similarly, amongst our partners in the Middle East, we’ve seen instances in which countries that have procured Chinese CH-4 armed drones have found them to be inoperable within months, and are now turning around to get rid of them,” he added. “Caveat emptor!”

Cooper’s sales pitch for U.S. weapons comes as U.S. weapons have taken a bit of a black eye. The recent drone and missile attack on Saudi Arabian oilfields, launched by Iran or its Houthi allies, led to criticisms that Saudi Arabia’s array of American-made Patriot air defense missiles had failed to detect and destroy the hostile munitions. Naturally, Russia hasn’t missed the opportunity to tout its S-400 air defense system as the better option.

Significantly, Cooper mentioned the S-400 twice in his speech.

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Свежие новости за 6/10/19

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Госдума 5 ноября приняла в первом чтении законопроект, обязывающий производителей отдельных видов технически сложных товаров устанавливать на них российское программное обеспечение (ПО). Об этом сообщается на сайте Госдумы.

Речь идет о законопроекте, внесенном в Госдуму в июле этого года группой депутатов во главе с председателем комитета по экономической политике Сергеем Жигаревым (ЛДПР). Законопроект обязывает производителей устанавливать отечественный софт на смартфоны, компьютеры и телевизоры с функцией Smart-TV, предназначенные для продажи в России. Депутаты полагают, что законопроект обеспечит защиту интересов российских интернет-компаний и позволит уменьшить количество “злоупотреблений” со стороны иностранного бизнеса в сфере информационных технологий.

Предполагается, что точный список таких гаджетов и перечень российских программ определит правительство России. Если закон будет принят, то он может вступить в силу 1 июля 2020 года.

По мнению члена думского комитета по экономической политике, промышленности, инновационному развитию и предпринимательству Алексея Канаева, законопроект направлен на защиту прав потребителей. Он будет способствовать развитию российских ИТ-компаний и “поставит их в равную высококонкурентную среду” с зарубежными корпорациями, передает РИА “Новости”.

Ранее стало известно, что правительство поддержало законопроект об обязательной предустановке российского ПО на смартфоны и другую технику, тогда как правовое управление Госдумы раскритиковало этот документ. Также в правительстве одобрили связанные поправки в Кодекс об административных правонарушениях (КоАП) о штрафах за продажу устройств без российского софта. Для физических лиц они могут составить 30-50 тыс. рублей, а для юридических лиц – 50-200 тыс. рублей.

Напомним, что впервые с идеей ввести требование об установке отечественного софта выступили именно в ФАС. В Минкомсвязи это предложение сперва не поддержали, но затем ведомство подготовило собственный законопроект на эту тему.

“Мы считаем эту инициативу крайне вредной, губительной для IT-отрасли и абсолютно не отражающей реального положения дел на рынке. Сегодня нет никаких злоупотреблений в этом крайне высококонкурентном сегменте. А что касается удобства пользователей, то россияне сами очень активно скачивают приложения, которыми реально пользуются, и отечественный софт лидирует в рейтинге загрузок, что подтверждают открытые исследования”, – говорил в июле представитель Ассоциации торговых компаний и товаропроизводителей электробытовой и компьютерной техники Антон Гуськов, который не раз выступал против идеи предустановки приложений и предупреждал, что ее реализация может привести к уходу из России крупных международных компаний.

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La Lega di Salvini è all’opposizione, ma non in Rai

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Il Carroccio ha conquistato un’altra direzione: quella delle Relazioni internazionali affidata a Simona Martorelli. Una riorganizzazione che però mostra parecchie anomalie. E che ha causato qualche mugugno a Viale Mazzini. (lettera43.it) – Nonostante il cambio di maggioranza nel governo del Paese, c’è un’azienda dove chi è ora all’opposizione la fa da padrone. La Lega infatti ha conquistato in Rai un’altra direzione, quella delle Relazioni internazionali affidata a Simona … Continua a leggere
          

Le maestose cascate Vittoria sono ormai ridotte a un rigagnolo

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(Lorenzo Simoncelli – la Stampa) – A guardarle dall’ alto attraverso gli occhi di un drone, le maestose Cascate Vittoria, al confine tra lo Zambia e lo Zimbabwe, sembrano essersi ridotte ad un rigagnolo. La grave siccità che attraversa l’ Africa australe sta lasciando il segno anche su questo spettacolo della natura che attira ogni anno … Continua a leggere
          

The agenda of the Nobel Peace Prize

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Why Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize for nothing — and Trump never will for anything


President Barack Obama’s first act as a Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2009 — nine months after he took the oath of office — was to try to wriggle out of accepting it.
“The morning the prize was announced, his staff investigated whether anyone had failed to travel to Oslo to receive their prize,” writes Nobel insider Geir Lundestad in “The World’s Most Prestigious Prize” (Oxford), out this month.
Apparently, the president was among the 61 percent of Americans who believed he didn’t deserve it.
“It is true, Obama did not do much before winning,” Lundestad, 74, a member of Norway’s Nobel Committee until 2014, told The Post. “But he represented the ideals of the committee. And when we have an American president who supports that message, we like to strengthen him.”
Obama’s advisers soon decided the honor could not be refused. But as ridicule rained down on the committee for handing a peacemaker’s award to a man who was ordering drone strikes on civilians overseas, the White House grew increasingly hesitant, dithering for weeks over how much of the traditional three-day awards gala he would attend.
In the end, Obama stayed just long enough to deliver an acceptance speech that tried to justify the wars he was waging in Iraq and Afghanistan — rationalizations that visibly irked First Lady Michelle Obama.“Did you have to go there?” she asked when he concluded, according to Lundestad’s book.
The committee’s risky choice backfired, Lundestad admits, as the new president took flak from all sides for accepting it before he had accomplished any of his lofty foreign policy goals. Even supporters like Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus called the prize “ridiculous — embarrassing, even.” David Axelrod, a top Obama advisor, said it was “more of a surreal challenge than a cause for celebration.”
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“It would be difficult, even impossible, for Obama to live up to the enormous expectations,” Lundestad writes. “I personally greatly doubted their decision.”
But the committee members took the chance out of sheer exultation that a Republican no longer resided in the White House, Lundestad suggests in his book, an expanded English-language version of a memoir he published in Norwegian in 2015.
Of the 100 Nobel Peace Prizes bestowed since 1901, 22 of them have gone to Americans — far more than any other nation in the world. The entire continent of Africa has produced only 11 Peace Prize winners, including this year’s laureate, Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia.
It’s a matter of geopolitics, Lundestad explained. “It is always Norwegian policy to maintain a good relationship with the United States,” he said. “Russia is our neighbor, and we need a big friend.”
The Nobel Committee, under the terms of Alfred Nobel’s 1895 will, is made up of prominent Norwegians who share a particular worldview.
The resulting philosophy of “liberal internationalism” prioritizes globalist organizations over national governments and boosts ideas like arms control and environmentalism.
“To Norwegians it is almost as if the USA is split in two,” Lundestad writes. “A liberal and democratic country with which we feel solidarity and a conservative country for which we have little respect.”
Three of the four prize-winning American presidents have been Democrats: Obama, Woodrow Wilson and Jimmy Carter. The sole Republican is Theodore Roosevelt, who won it in 1906 as a progressive whose outlook bears little resemblance to that of today’s GOP.
Almost all of the other US honorees — such as Al Gore, Martin Luther King Jr. and anti-nuclear activist Linus Pauling — have been on the left end of our political spectrum. “The warmth of our relationship with the US is of course much higher with a left-of-center president,” Lundestad said.
Ronald Reagan was pointedly snubbed in 1990 when the Soviet Union’s Mikhail Gorbachev won a solo Peace Prize for ending the Cold War.
“Gorbachev was not a true democrat, obviously,” Lundestad said — making him one of the committee’s most controversial picks. But Reagan’s peace-through-strength policies were so unpopular in Norway that a Nobel for him was unthinkable.
President Trump has been nominated for the prize by two Norwegian legislators — valid nominators, under committee rules — for his peace overtures to North Korea. But his “America First” ideology and aversion to globalism make him an equally unlikely candidate. “I probably will never get it,” Trump said in February. “I think I’ll get a Nobel Prize for a lot of things — if they gave it out fairly, which they don’t,” Trump complained again during September’s UN General Assembly.
It’s the one thing on which Lundestad and the president agree.
“I would be extremely surprised if Donald Trump ever received the Nobel Peace Prize,” Lundestad said. “He may say he wants to bring peace to the Middle East or the Korean Peninsula, but he has not accomplished anything,” he added. “And his policies do not fall into line with the ideas of liberal internationalism” — no matter how those efforts may turn out.

          

Caso de racismo na TV relembra que Brasil ainda é engenho escravocrata

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4,9 milhões de africanos foram trazidos como escravos para o Brasil. Nenhum outro lugar do mundo recebeu tantos escravos negros. Os que aqui chegavam vivos, aportavam no cais do Valongo. Em nenhum outro momento da história humana um porto recebeu tantos escravos. A maioria dos escravos foi servir em fazendas. Muito parecidas com a propriedade [...] ... Leia post completo no blog Leia mais (11/06/2019 - 14h30)
          

Cheapest Norethindrone Online

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Cheapest Norethindrone Online Rating 4.5 stars, based on 172 comments List as opposed to the Cheapest Norethindrone Online, tend to divide audiences in terms that the the perfect parent…especially amongst each other, Cheapest Norethindrone Online. These online generic Amoxil Cheapest … Continue reading
          

Urban Aerial Imagery Collection and Other Things

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An awesome group of OpenStreetMap PH volunteers and drone enthusiasts visited Lupang Arenda in Taytay, Rizal to collect aerial and street-view imagery. With the help of Barangay Sta Ana officers, we were able to conduct the survey smoothly. I was part of the drone team and our goal was to provide high-resolution imagery for mapping buildings, roads and other attributes using OSM.

As my first urban aerial imagery collection experience, it was a trial by fire. I used to have that confidence with my skills but those unpredictable factors and unpreparedness made me question my skills as a drone pilot. It was challenging but at the end of two days, the images were collected, the high-resolution orthophoto, digital elevation models were produced and I learned to be prepared even in unpredictable times.

July 7 Fieldwork:

gras Team photos from @GOwin

  • I did no pre-flight checklists except charge the batteries and identify take off points because I was complacent. So, as expected, I had a hard time with almost everything.
  • I used Pix4D mapper to create the flight plan and fly the drone. A few minutes after take off, the controller was disconnected from the drone itself! Good thing is that I have a very reliable spotter with me to check if the drone is still flying. It was still flying the flight plan I loaded on the application. Other than my trusted spotter, there’s no way for me to identify the drone's location and I can’t control it to return home. I was in a state of panic and had to call the other team to ask for advice. They said to wait it out it will surely come back. But seriously, who can relax in these dark times?
  • I was flying in an open space but it’s difficult to maintain a visual line of sight of the drone because of the buildings. Also probably decrease the connectivity between the drone and controller.
  • After 15 minutes, lo and behold! The drone and the controller connected, I immediately pressed Return-To-Home (RTH) and retrieved the drone with only 30% battery left. No photos were taken. Worst 15-minutes of my life.
  • Tried again twice using my spare two (2) batteries but it failed. It was only able to capture the images when the drone and the controller are connected.
  • I was only able to take 16 photos in total. Hurraaay life!
  • Actions / Steps to resolve the problem:Updated the drone to the latest software, read forums why it happens.

gras Failedt Pix4D mission

October 12 Field Work

gras *Team photos taken by @maningsambale

  • I was prepared and anticipated the loss of signal during flight. I was able to fly in Dumaguete with no problems months before this 2nd field work.
  • Same thing happened. It disconnects immediately and continues following the flight plan.
  • I modified Pix4D mapper settings so the drone can still take photos even without the drone-controller connection.
  • This, however, affected the duration of each flight. Originally from three(3) flights to cover half of the area, I did more.
  • A portion of the area was on a no fly zone. The flight was cancelled and RTH. Luckily, there is a good internet connection so I was able to unlock the drone I was using in under 10 mins.
  • At 3:00pm, we finally covered all area!

There’s a gap in the upper-left portion of the image. It was because I couldn’t find the drone (VLOS is sooo bad) I had to abandon the mission.

gras Taking photos like a baus! I used DJI Mavic Pro 2 for this and the drone-controller connectivity is sooooooooo good! Totally better than my experience using Phantom 4 Pro gras Total of ten (10) flights to cover LA

Lupang Arenda Team (LA TEAM)

Marianne Mampusti, Katherine Belano, Leigh Lunas, Erwin Olario, Maning Sambale, Rally De Leon, Banito Soriano and Ian Gongona

Drones:

DJI Phantom 4 Advanced, DJI Phantom 4 Pro, DJI Mavic Pro 2

Application:

DJI Go 4 and Pix4D Mapper
*My team (Rally and I) settings:
Drone Speed: Fast
Front/Side Overlap: 70%|70%
Picture Trigger Mode: Safe Mode

For more blog entries about this project, check out Sir Maning's post:
https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/maning/diary/390221
Thoughts? Comments and suggestions are highly appreciated! :D


          

Extinction

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ExtinctionPublisher: Livres de l and #039;Ours

EXCTINCTION is a stand alone RPG of Sci-Fi survival horror made with the BLACK HACK, inspired by movies like Alien, Outland and Event horizon.

Players can choose a character class, from Corporate drone to Medic or Deck officer (8 classes in total), read a 1 page summary of the setting, pick a rules cheat sheet and start to play right away.

GMs will find an introductory adventure, Breathing Day, so they can start running the game on the same day they bought the book!

Keeping with BLACK HACK traditions, EXTINCTION is loaded with tools: create NPCs, colonies, space stations, alien ruins, find what's wrong with a corporation or the next target of a fringe group... It's a big universe and xenomorphs are not the only danger players will face.


          

Contemporary guitarist Alexander Turnquist, Saturday, November 9, 5pm

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Free admission Hudson-based musician Alexander Turnquist will debut his new solo piece for 12-string guitar, “Awake In A Sleepwalker’s Circus”. Mr. Turnquist counts minimalist composers, drone, modern post-rock and noise as his influences. Expect an evening of intriguing, original music from this talented artist. Reservations at rhoveninc@gmail.com Beattie-Powers Place Prospect Avenue and Bridge Street Catskill, […]
          

‘Lưới ma’ ám ảnh Đại Tây Dương

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TGVN. Các chuyên gia nghiên cứu sinh vật biển thuộc tổ chức Greenpeace cho biết tàu nghiên cứu của họ đang tìm và vớt những “lưới ma”, vốn là mối đe dọa lớn đối với các sinh vật biển ở khu vực Nam Đại Tây Dương, cách bờ biển Nam Phi hàng nghìn km.    
          

IT Support Technician - Ground Truth Exploration - Dawson City, YT

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SharePoint, HTML, PHP, Javascript, CSS, MySQL. Experience setting up Satellite Phones, Delormes, GPS and DGPS, Drones and Satellite Internet. $29 an hour
From Indeed - Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:17:52 GMT - View all Dawson City, YT jobs
          

US Army to test 50-kilowatt laser weapon that incinerates drones, helicopters, planes and missiles - The Sun

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US Army to test 50-kilowatt laser weapon that incinerates drones, helicopters, planes and

          

Gabbanaleaks: vedi alla voce dimenticanza

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Una dimenticanza. Nient’altro che una dimenticanza. Concentrati sul Gaggiolo, l’enorme lago di cava fra Cernusco e Vimodrone e sui problemi del suo ripristino, il “piccolo” lago Gabbana è diventato un dettaglio marginale. E così per l’intervento che ne prevede la cancellazione sotto una montagna di 600.000 mc è bastato un semplice permesso di costruire.  Questa […]
          

Appartamento in Vendita Ascoli Piceno - Zona: Centro Storico

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Appartamento signorile nel centro storico di Ascoli Piceno, porzione del piu' ampio fabbricato risalente alla meta' del '700. Si accede alla elegante e luminosa abitazione attraverso un grande portone ligneo inserito in un magnifico portale di colonne a bugne rustiche e trabeazione sormontata da finestra affiancata da emblemi d'arme ascritti all'insigne architetto Giuseppe Giosafatti . Immobile dichiarato dal Ministero della Educazione Nazionale-Amministrazione dei Monumenti, Musei, Gallerie e Scavi di Antichita'-, in data 19/6/1937, di importante interesse storico-artistico e sottoposto alle disposizioni contenute nella legge 20/6/1909 n. 364 e successive modificazioni. Dal maestoso androne si giunge al piano nobile (secondo) attraverso un'ampia e assai comoda scalinata, tipica delle case signorili dell'epoca e perfettamente conservata nel suo stato originale. La bellezza ed il pregio dell'unita' immobiliare proposta, che e' dotata di impianto di riscaldamento autonomo, di cinque caminetti, di tre saloni con le volte abbellite da affreschi e decorazioni d'epoca, e che sviluppa una superficie lorda di circa 300 mq., oltre tre locali al piano terra (di cui uno con impianto autoclave opportunamente soppalcato) nonche' ampio e comodo garage, e' ulteriormente esaltata dal magnifico giardino del '700 recentemente e sapientemente ristrutturato, con fontane vasche e impianto di illuminazione, nonche' servito da un ampio locale rustico con bagno. Infine, dal garage si puo' accedere, attraverso l'ampio locale comunicante munito di due grandi finestroni aggettanti su via dei Soderini, direttamente nell'androne condominiale e, da qui, senza dover uscire in strada, raggiungere l'appartamento.La casa viene venduta senza oppure con tutti o parte degli arredi d'epoca.Il tetto e' stato rinnovato nel 2012.
          

Drone Dji Iron Man Edition Ryze Tello

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Ryze Tello drone Iron Man Edition - Desenvolvido por DJI Ryze Tello drone Iron Man Edition - Desenvolvido por DJIVoe como um super-herói com o drone Ryze Tello Iron Man Edition. Com este drone legal na versão do Homem de Ferro da Marvel, você não apenas aprende a voar com um drone, como conquista o céu! Você usa o drone com o aplicativo especial que permite descobrir o mundo dos Vingadores. Tello Hero appO aplicativo Tello Hero oferece uma experiência imersiva e um vislumbre do mundo do Homem de Ferro. Com o FRIDAY, o Assistente de IA do Homem de Ferro, você completa missões enquanto explora a extensa gama de opções de Tello. Graças a um extenso manual do usuário, aprender a voar não é mais possível apenas para heróis de quadrinhos. Aceite o desafioSuportado pela tecnologia de vôo da DJI, o Tello Iron Man Edition garante segurança aérea, não importa aonde a aventura o leve. Funções como proteção de bateria fraca e proteções da hélice garantem que a defesa do Tello possa enfrentar o desafio. Com esses e outros elementos, você pode realizar missões sem medo! Seja um heróiDomine os modos de voo do Tello para realizar ações de super-heróis e ser o herói do dia! Funções criativas como 360, Throw & Go e 8D Flips tornam o vôo muito mais fácil e muito mais divertido. Entre no lugar de Tony StarkEsta versão do Tello do Iron Man funciona com o aplicativo Tello EDU e o aplicativo Swift Playgrounds, além de Python e Scratch, uma linguagem de programação visual. Graças a essa compatibilidade, você programa o drone para voar e executar truques, assim como Tony Stark programa sua tecnologia para combater forças maliciosas. Para adultos e criançasO drone Ryze Tello é o drone de entrada perfeito para adultos e crianças. Pequeno, compacto e leve, mas ainda grava vídeos bonitos em 720p e tira fotos com 5 megapixels. Além disso, este drone Powered by DJI é programável com o Scratch para crianças. Com as funções de proteção a bordo, o drone Tello também é seguro de voar! Características do Ryze TelloPode ser operado com gamepads bluetoothOu com seu telefone através do aplicativo TelloProgramável com ScratchQualidade de vídeo 720pFotos de 5 megapixelsModo de rejeiçãoDecolagem e pouso automáticosEstabilização eletrônica de imagemAdequado para adultos e crianças Operação do Ryze TelloO drone Tello é uma operação muito fácil. Você faz isso com um gamepad bluetooth ou através do aplicativo Tello gratuito. Para uma experiência ainda mais intensa, voe com um fone de ouvido VR disponível separadamente com seu drone. Este quadcopter simplesmente decola e pousa da sua mão. Toque na tela do seu smartphone ou tablet e deixe seu drone fazer acrobacias, como uma cambalhota! Programação no ScratchCom o Scratch simples e adequado para crianças, é muito fácil programar o Tello. Dessa forma, as crianças não apenas aprendem a voar com um drone, mas também a programar. Tello fazer grandes movimentos ou dançar um grupo de Tello é tudo possível. Segurança acima de tudoO Ryze Tello possui vários sensores a bordo para saber onde está. Por isso, ele não esbarra em nada. Um sinal de que a bateria está quase vazia permite que o drone retorne a um local de pouso seguro. O Tello sempre pousa com segurança, mesmo quando a conexão termina. Por favor noteAntes de voar com o seu drone Ryze Tello, leia o manual do usuário do Tello, o guia de início rápido do Tello e as diretrizes de isenção de responsabilidade e segurança do Tello.Recursos do DJI Tello Iron Man EditionDesign do Homem de Ferro, baseado na armadura do Homem de FerroVoe em missões heróicas com o aplicativo Tello HeroDrone compacto fácil de operarA bateria é carregada no drone através da porta micro USBProgramável com o software Scratch dronePode ser operado via aplicativo de smartphone / tablet ou gamepad bluetoothVários modos de voo seguro13 minutos voando com uma carga de bateriaRegras e compatibilidadeVoar com um drone é bom, mas lembre-se de que isso está sujeito a regras e leis. Por exemplo, é proibido voar dentro de um raio de três quilômetros de um aeroporto ou acima de áreas construídas, ferrovias, estradas, portos e multidões de pessoas. A maioria dos fabricantes de drones tem as dicas necessárias para voar no site. Para obter as disposições legais, você pode visitar o site do governo nacional. Leia bem antes de voar, isso evita desconforto. Não apenas para você, mas também para o seu ambiente. Muitos drones também podem ser operados com seu smartphone ou tablet. A compatibilidade entre o aplicativo e seu dispositivo inteligente depende da versão do sistema operacional em que o dispositivo inteligente é executado. Como isso muda regularmente, não o incluímos em nosso fornecimento de informações. Para uma visão geral dos dispositivos e sistemas operacionais suportados, o mais correto possível, visite o site do fabricante.Especificações técnicas Características geraisMarca RyzeTello seriesIncluindo câmeraIncluindo cardanDimensões
          

DJI Drone Ryze Tello - Combo - Desenvolvido por DJI

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Drone Ryze Tello Boost Combo - Desenvolvido por DJI Drone Ryze Tello Boost Combo - Desenvolvido por DJIUm pequeno drone compacto que você pode controlar facilmente e também se programar?O Ryze Tello drone Boost Combo contém um drone Ryze Tello, um hub de carregamento de baterias Ryze Tello, 2 baterias extras e um cabo micro USB. O drone Ryze Tello reúne tudo isso. Este drone Powered by DJI é compacto, programável com o Scratch adequado para crianças, gravando vídeos em 720p e tirando fotos com 5 megapixels. E com as funções de proteção a bordo, o drone Tello também é seguro de voar! Características do Ryze TelloPode ser operado com gamepads bluetoothOu com seu telefone através do aplicativo TelloProgramável com ScratchQualidade de vídeo 720pFotos de 5 megapixelsEstabilização eletrônica de imagem Operação do Ryze TelloOperar o drone Tello é fácil. Você faz isso com um gamepad bluetooth ou através do aplicativo Tello gratuito. Se você quiser voar com seu Drone, use um fone de ouvido VR. Este quadcopter simplesmente decola e pousa da sua mão. Programação no ScratchCom o Scratch simples e adequado para crianças, é muito fácil programar o Tello. Dessa forma, as crianças não apenas aprendem a voar com um drone, mas também a programar. Tello fazer grandes movimentos ou dançar um grupo de Tello é tudo possível. Segurança acima de tudoÉ claro que o Ryze Tello possui os sensores necessários a bordo para saber onde está. Por isso, ele não esbarra em nada. Um sinal de que a bateria está quase vazia faz com que o drone retorne a um local de pouso seguro. E o Tello sempre faz isso com segurança, mesmo quando a conexão termina. Por favor noteAntes de voar com o seu drone Ryze Tello, leia o manual do usuário do Tello, o guia de início rápido do Tello e as diretrizes de isenção de responsabilidade e segurança do Tello. Hub de carregamento da bateria Ryze TelloO Hub de Carregamento de Bateria Ryze Tello é um hub de carregador útil que oferece espaço para três baterias Ryze Tello. Você conecta o hub com um cabo micro USB à porta do seu drone Tello. As baterias carregam em cerca de duas horas através do hub. Bateria Ryze TelloA bateria do Ryze Tello é uma bateria com capacidade de 1100mAh. O Combo Boost vem com duas baterias extras, para que você tenha um total de três baterias. Com essas três baterias, você tem até 40 minutos de prazer em voar.Recursos do drone Ryze TelloDrone compacto fácil de operarA bateria é carregada no drone através da porta micro USBProgramável com o software Scratch dronePode ser operado via aplicativo de smartphone / tablet ou gamepad bluetoothVários modos de voo seguro13 minutos voando com uma carga de bateriaRegras e compatibilidadeVoar com um drone é bom, mas lembre-se de que isso está sujeito a regras e leis. Por exemplo, é proibido voar dentro de um raio de três quilômetros de um aeroporto ou acima de áreas construídas, ferrovias, estradas, portos e multidões de pessoas. A maioria dos fabricantes de drones tem as dicas necessárias para voar no site. Para obter as disposições legais, você pode visitar o site do governo nacional. Leia bem antes de voar, isso evita desconforto. Não apenas para você, mas também para o seu ambiente. Muitos drones também podem ser operados com seu smartphone ou tablet. A compatibilidade entre o aplicativo e seu dispositivo inteligente depende da versão do sistema operacional em que o dispositivo inteligente é executado. Como isso muda regularmente, não o incluímos em nosso fornecimento de informações. Para uma visão geral dos dispositivos e sistemas operacionais suportados, o mais correto possível, visite o site do fabricante.Especificações técnicas Características geraisMarca RyzeTello seriesIncluindo câmeraIncluindo cardanDimensões 9,8 x 9,3 x 4,1 cmPeso 80grWifiGPSGarantia de fábrica 2 anosMostrar todas as especificaçõesConteúdo da caixaNa caixa com o drone Ryze Tello Boost ComboHub de carregamento da bateria Ryze Tello3x Bateria Ryze Tello (1100mAh)Cabo USB-A para micro USB 16 cm4 pares de hélices4 protetores de héliceFerramenta de remoção de héliceInstruções de uso
          

DJI Drone Ryze Tello

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DJI Drone Ryze Tello Drone Ryze Tello - Desenvolvido por DJIO drone Ryze Tello é o drone de nível de entrada perfeito para adultos e crianças. Pequeno, compacto e leve, mas ainda grava vídeos bonitos em 720p e tira fotos com 5 megapixels. Além disso, este drone Powered by DJI é programável com o Scratch para crianças. Com as funções de proteção a bordo, o drone Tello também é seguro de voar! Características do Ryze TelloPode ser operado com gamepads bluetoothOu com seu telefone através do aplicativo TelloProgramável com ScratchQualidade de vídeo 720pFotos de 5 megapixelsModo de rejeiçãoDecolagem e pouso automáticosEstabilização eletrônica de imagemAdequado para adultos e crianças Operação do Ryze TelloO drone Tello é uma operação muito fácil. Você faz isso com um gamepad bluetooth ou através do aplicativo Tello gratuito. Para uma experiência ainda mais intensa, voe com um fone de ouvido VR disponível separadamente com seu drone. Este quadcopter simplesmente decola e pousa da sua mão. Toque na tela do seu smartphone ou tablet e deixe seu drone fazer acrobacias, como uma cambalhota! Programação no ScratchCom o Scratch simples e adequado para crianças, é muito fácil programar o Tello. Dessa forma, as crianças não apenas aprendem a voar com um drone, mas também a programar. Tello fazer grandes movimentos ou dançar um grupo de Tello é tudo possível. Segurança acima de tudoO Ryze Tello possui vários sensores a bordo para saber onde está. Por isso, ele não esbarra em nada. Um sinal de que a bateria está quase vazia permite que o drone retorne a um local de pouso seguro. O Tello sempre pousa com segurança, mesmo quando a conexão termina. Por favor noteAntes de voar com o seu drone Ryze Tello, leia o manual do usuário do Tello, o guia de início rápido do Tello e as diretrizes de isenção de responsabilidade e segurança do Tello.Recursos do drone Ryze TelloDrone compacto fácil de operarA bateria é carregada no drone através da porta micro USBProgramável com o software Scratch dronePode ser operado via aplicativo de smartphone / tablet ou gamepad bluetoothVários modos de voo seguro13 minutos voando com uma carga de bateriaRegras e compatibilidadeVoar com um drone é bom, mas lembre-se de que isso está sujeito a regras e leis. Por exemplo, é proibido voar dentro de um raio de três quilômetros de um aeroporto ou acima de áreas construídas, ferrovias, estradas, portos e multidões de pessoas. A maioria dos fabricantes de drones tem as dicas necessárias para voar no site. Para obter as disposições legais, você pode visitar o site do governo nacional. Leia bem antes de voar, isso evita desconforto. Não apenas para você, mas também para o seu ambiente. Muitos drones também podem ser operados com seu smartphone ou tablet. A compatibilidade entre o aplicativo e seu dispositivo inteligente depende da versão do sistema operacional em que o dispositivo inteligente é executado. Como isso muda regularmente, não o incluímos em nosso fornecimento de informações. Para uma visão geral dos dispositivos e sistemas operacionais suportados, o mais correto possível, visite o site do fabricante.
          

DJI Mavic Mini drone Fly More Combo

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DJI Mavic Mini drone Fly More Combo DJI Mavic Mini drone pé venda  preço especial de lançamento até dia 5 de Novembro  DJI Mavic Mini drone Fly More ComboQuase tão leve e pequeno quanto um smartphone, o DJI Mavic Mini pode ser levado para qualquer lugar. Este drone compacto pesa apenas 249 gramas! Por esse motivo, nem sempre é necessário levar em consideração certas regras em alguns países com este drone. Com um tempo máximo de vôo de não menos de 30 minutos e uma velocidade máxima de quase 50 km por hora, agora você pode facilmente fazer vídeos de 2.7K a partir do ar. Fly More ComboCom o Fly More Combo, você ganha mais: um estojo, proteções de hélice de 360 ​​graus, 2 pares de hélices sobressalentes, 2 baterias e uma estação de carregamento. A proteção da hélice protege suas hélices em caso de colisão. Voe com segurançaGraças ao novo aplicativo DJI Fly, você rapidamente entende como criar imagens cinematográficas. Um Tutorial de voo ajuda você a voar com segurança com o Mavic Mini. Resultados criativos fáceisCom o aplicativo, você adiciona modelos criativos às suas imagens. Você não precisa de experiência de edição para roubar o programa nas mídias sociais com suas criações! Imagens estáveis ​​graças ao cardanCom o Mavic Mini, você pode tirar fotos de 12 megapixels e vídeos de 2.7K. O cardan de 3 eixos fornece imagens estáveis. Modos QuickShotVocê pode criar imagens impressionantes usando as opções do QuickShot. Escolha o seu modo e o drone grava imagens com movimentos predefinidos. Esta é uma maneira rápida e divertida de obter um bom resultado imediatamente. Claro que você pode colocar as imagens on-line rapidamente via Wi-Fi. Movimento suaveSe você trabalha em um ambiente um pouco mais apertado, use o movimento suave. Isso reduz a velocidade de vôo, tornando suas imagens ainda mais estáveis ​​e precisas.Recursos do DJI Mavic MiniDrone compacto de 249 gramasTempo máximo de vôo de 30 minutosA velocidade máxima no modo esportivo e sem vento é de quase 50 quilômetros por horaEquipado com cardan de 3 eixosResolução de vídeo máxima de 2,7KTransmissão de vídeo HD de até 4 kmVaras destacáveis ​​no controle remoto para transporteVôo preciso graças a sensores e GPSDimensões quando dobrado de 14x8.2x5.7cmCartão SD da classe 3 de velocidade UHS-1 ou superiorVoe mais Combo com muitos acessórios extrasRegras e compatibilidadeVoar com um drone é bom, mas lembre-se de que isso está sujeito a regras e leis. Por exemplo, é proibido voar dentro de um raio de três quilômetros de um aeroporto ou acima de áreas construídas, ferrovias, estradas, portos e multidões de pessoas. A maioria dos fabricantes de drones tem as dicas necessárias para voar no site. Para obter as disposições legais, você pode visitar o site do governo nacional. Leia bem antes de voar, isso evita desconforto. Não apenas para você, mas também para o seu ambiente. Muitos drones também podem ser operados com seu smartphone ou tablet. A compatibilidade entre o aplicativo e seu dispositivo inteligente depende da versão do sistema operacional em que o dispositivo inteligente é executado. Como isso muda regularmente, não o incluímos em nosso fornecimento de informações. Para uma visão geral dos dispositivos e sistemas operacionais suportados, o mais correto possível, visite o site do fabricante.Conteúdo da caixaNa caixa com o drone DJI Mavic Mini Fly More ComboDJI Mavic Mini droneControle remoto3 baterias de vôo inteligentes3 pares de hélices sobressalentes2 cabos micro USBProtetor de cardan3 cabos RCAlguns controles de reposição6 parafusos de reposiçãoChave de fendaProtetor de hélice de 360 ​​grausEstação de carregamentoCarregador USB DJI 18WEstojo de transporte
          

DJI Mavic Mini drone

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DJI Mavic Mini drone pé venda  preço especial de lançamento até dia 5 de Novembro  Quase tão leve e pequeno quanto um smartphone, o DJI Mavic Mini pode ser levado para qualquer lugar. Este drone compacto pesa apenas 249 gramas! Por esse motivo, nem sempre é necessário levar em consideração certas regras em alguns países com este drone. Com um tempo máximo de vôo de não menos de 30 minutos e uma velocidade máxima de quase 50 km por hora, agora você pode facilmente fazer vídeos de 2.7K a partir do ar. Voe com segurançaGraças ao novo aplicativo DJI Fly, você rapidamente entende como criar imagens cinematográficas. Um Tutorial de voo ajuda você a voar com segurança com o Mavic Mini. Resultados criativos fáceisCom o aplicativo, você adiciona modelos criativos às suas imagens. Você não precisa de experiência de edição para roubar o programa nas mídias sociais com suas criações! Imagens estáveis ​​graças ao cardanCom o Mavic Mini, você pode tirar fotos de 12 megapixels e vídeos de 2.7K. O cardan de 3 eixos fornece imagens estáveis. Modos QuickShotVocê pode criar imagens impressionantes usando as opções do QuickShot. Escolha o seu modo e o drone grava imagens com movimentos predefinidos. Esta é uma maneira rápida e divertida de obter um bom resultado imediatamente. Claro que você pode colocar as imagens on-line rapidamente via Wi-Fi. Movimento suaveSe você trabalha em um ambiente um pouco mais apertado, use o movimento suave. Isso reduz a velocidade de vôo, tornando suas imagens ainda mais estáveis ​​e precisas.Recursos do DJI Mavic MiniDrone compacto de 249 gramasTempo máximo de vôo de 30 minutosA velocidade máxima no modo esportivo e sem vento é de quase 50 quilômetros por horaEquipado com cardan de 3 eixosResolução de vídeo máxima de 2,7KTransmissão de vídeo HD de até 4 kmVaras destacáveis ​​no controle remoto para transporteVôo preciso graças a sensores e GPSDimensões quando dobrado de 14x8.2x5.7cmCartão SD da classe 3 de velocidade UHS-1 ou superiorRegras e compatibilidadeVoar com um drone é bom, mas lembre-se de que isso está sujeito a regras e leis. Por exemplo, é proibido voar dentro de um raio de três quilômetros de um aeroporto ou acima de áreas construídas, ferrovias, estradas, portos e multidões de pessoas. A maioria dos fabricantes de drones tem as dicas necessárias para voar no site. Para obter as disposições legais, você pode visitar o site do governo nacional. Leia bem antes de voar, isso evita desconforto. Não apenas para você, mas também para o seu ambiente. Muitos drones também podem ser operados com seu smartphone ou tablet. A compatibilidade entre o aplicativo e seu dispositivo inteligente depende da versão do sistema operacional em que o dispositivo inteligente é executado. Como isso muda regularmente, não o incluímos em nosso fornecimento de informações. Para uma visão geral dos dispositivos e sistemas operacionais suportados, o mais correto possível, visite o site do fabricante.Conteúdo da caixaNa caixa com o drone DJI Mavic MiniControle remotoBateria de vôo inteligenteAlgumas hélices sobressalentesCabo micro USBProtetor de cardan3 cabos RCAlguns controles de reposição6 parafusos de reposiçãoChave de fendaEnviar comentários e opiniões
          

Segunda-feira será o Dia do Solteiro e de promoções no melhor estilo Black Friday

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Gastar dinheiro à toa ; compras ; shopping ; gastar demais ; consumo ; barganha ; liquidação ; varejo ; terapia de compras ;  (Foto: Shutterstock)

 

Os consumidores sem compromisso e sem aliança na mão esquerda (ou direita)  serão cortejados por duas gigantes do comércio virtual na próxima segunda-feira (11/11), quando será comemorado o Dia do Solteiro. A chinesa Aliexpress e a Americanas.com vão fazer de tudo para chamar a atenção da turma que nunca se casou e a dos separados. O 11.11 promete ser uma prévia de gala da Black Friday, com descontos que podem superar a mega e tradicional promoção prevista para 29 de novembro.

Ken Huang, responsável pelas operações da Aliexpress na América Latina, já anunciou que os descontos no “Single Day” vão chegar a 70%, maiores que os oferecidos aos brasileiros na Black Friday. O executivo chinês garantiu ainda que o preço de produtos vendidos no dia 11 de novembro será o mais baixo do ano para aquele item.

Os cupons de desconto da Aliexpress poderão ser aplicados em produtos com preços já reduzidos. As promoções, no entanto, dependem dos sites parceiros que vendem seus produtos na AliExpress.  A plataforma chinesa está monitorando os "carrinhos de compra" dos clientes brasileiros para saber os principais produtos desejados. Lideram a lista eletrônicos, como pulseiras conectadas, roupas, peças para carros, bicicletas e brinquedos. A previsão de entrega dos itens comprados é de 30 dias, ou seja, bem antes do Natal.

A Americanas.com está com uma estratégia ousada para enfrentar a AliExpress. Os oito milhões de itens do site vendidos diretamente da China estarão com 80% de desconto e frete grátis, no 11.11. Para seduzir os solteiros, a empresa garante que terá 1,8 milhão de marcas de produtos como smartbands, fones de ouvido, drones, perfumes, relógios, entre outros.

Fabio Abrate, CFO e diretor de Relações com Investidores da B2W Digital, afirma que os parceiros da Americanas.com selecionaram marcas exclusivas, produtos diferenciados e “ótimas condições” para a demanda no Brasil.

O 11/11 vai completar uma década este ano. Começou na China, em 2009, numa referência ao dia da Independência da China, um feriado anual não oficial, que virou também o Dia do Solteiro. A data acabou se transformando em um grande dia de compras online. Em 2009, as vendas chinesas geraram receitas de US$ 7,8 milhões. A cada ano, os internautas gastam bilhões de dólares comprando produtos nas maiores plataformas de comércio eletrônico da China. Estimativas de mercado mostram que, em 2018, o evento movimentou mais de US$ 53 bilhões em vendas. Neste ano, a cantora americana Taylor Swift vai comandar a contagem regressiva na véspera do evento.


          

Drone og hunde søger fortsat efter forsvundet 13-årig pige: - Som en nål i en høstak

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En 13-årig pige fra Sønderjylland forlod mandag morgen sin behandling på OUH. Siden har ingen set hende.
          

Trasladan a presuntos ladrones de pulpo a Mérida (Video)

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Mérida Yucatán a 6 octubre 2019.- La tarde de hoy arribó el avión de la Secretaria de Seguridad Publica con matrícula XC LGC trayendo a bordo a los detenidos Raúl...
          

ParaZero, Helios bring drone flights over people to Chicago

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Helios Visions is now flying drone flights over people in Chicago, and once again, ParaZero is a major reason why. Helios is now only the forty-seventh company in the U.S. to receive the Part 107.39 waiver.
          

TerraView unveils mil-spec drone capable of 70-minute flight

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Its highly efficient design coupled with higher capacity batteries result in flight times that are on average two and a half times longer than the competition,
          

Canadian drone pioneer begins trading on Canada's stock exchange

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Draganfly Inc., a manufacturer within the commercial unmanned aerial vehicle space, will begin trading on the Canadian Securities Exchange under ticker symbol DFLY.
          

GE, Hybrid Project partner on long-endurance VTOL drone

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GE Aviation announced a teaming agreement with Hybrid Project to provide a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) UAV designed for high endurance commercial applications at scale.
          

Building Innovation Capability Into the Office Printing Industry

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by Mitchell Filby, First Rock Consulting

Today, many businesses across many industries are in an accelerated state of change. This appetite for change is driven by their need to survive and prosper in a rapidly changing marketplace. This is no more evident than what is occurring across the office printing industry globally.

One of the many challenges (or some would say legacies) that this industry has faced and continues to face is that of its wonderful success globally over the past 30-odd years. From the office equipment manufacturers (OEMs) through to every player and provider that operates as part of the channels to market, it has been a wonderfully successful sales and marketing driven business. 

The business model that was driven via the OEM brands and many of the resellers and dealers provided the impetus to virtually saturate an ever-growing market. Therein lies the challenge.

A manufacturing-based business must be fed. When products are in demand and markets are growing, manufacturing is built to support output levels including peaks. The same strategy doesn’t usually apply when the direction of growth is going in the opposite direction. Typically, when manufacturing volumes decline, you either invest in better automation to bring down costs, pressure partners for lower input materials, cut back on costs through labor reduction (staff cutbacks, redundancies, etc.), reduce or lean out the supply chain that reduces inventory levels, or you reduce overall manufacturing volumes. Alternately, a combination of some or all the above may apply.

However, the impact of such changes, more so related to reducing manufacturing volumes, is that the unit costs of manufacturing go up.  At some stage, there is a tipping point. If the tipping point occurs, this will increase unit price and will be most likely shared across regions and the globe.

Although in the past it was possible, when one region was in either a flat or declining market, other regions could or would support the total manufacturing unit number, providing a level of support to protect the global unit manufacturing costs. This is less likely to occur in the future with falling unit and print volumes from most major markets occurring in the last two to three years. Even with growth coming out of new geographical regions it will still not be able to underpin the impending impacts of the forthcoming decline.

The Butterfly Effect

When manufacturing costs increase, they are often passed on through the channel and ultimately to the end customer. When this occurs, market demand can further decline as pricing is not as favorable in comparison to other brands. Providers (direct sales teams, dealers and resellers) that distribute, market and sell the higher cost product feel the effect as well. 

Customers ultimately have a choice. When customers struggle to see the value or difference between one brand or the other, they will usually fall back to price.

Ultimately what occurs is the ripple effect (butterfly effect). We have had these effects in the office printing industry in the past, but the ripple has always been so lightly felt. However, this is changing in a very dramatic way. 

As print volumes continue to decline globally due to increasing digitization and coupled with increasing device consolidation, the office print industry globally is on the tail end of market maturity. 

The impact will be that brands (OEMs), print providers, dealers and resellers will be squeezed through tighter margins. Resellers and dealers may be the first to change or be impacted as many are on the front line and feel the effects first. 

Some of the smarter businesses are doing just that – they are changing and they are being assisted by able business partners. However, the majority are still holding out and believing the bathwater is still warm. By the time these organizations recognize the temperature has gone cold, it will be all too late. 

So, we now know why this is happening, but what is the larger impact on the industry? 

The industry is currently feeling the effects of a shortening business model or manufacturing-based lifecycle. Instead of a product (or product set) having a manufacturing life span of 20, 30 or 40 years, the office printing industry is now on the verge of a sharp fall. The product set is running out of runway, and I’m not referring to a new piece of hardware (kit) released every five years or a retooling the plant. 

Obviously, redesigning manufacturing plants to manage lower production cycles is an option, but it’s not going to be the strategy of all the remaining players. Maybe the last one or two within the industry sector can play this game. The others must take a different path, deploy a different strategy.

The Market Maturity Tail is Shortening

Although the Rogers Bell Curve (see figure below) is about the technology adoption lifecycle, it is equally useful to illustrate the focus on innovation. The reason why innovation has become increasingly important is more related to the shortening of products in the market at the back end of the cycle. If you have a shortening cycle or your product matures quicker, the focus and attention must be on renewing or innovating faster. Many industries — and the office printing industry is one of them — are now seeing the full effects of a shortening or decreasing market life span.

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This is not to say that the industry will disappear anytime soon because it won’t. It will continue to exist, but not the way it has in the past. We are now in one of the latter phases of a flattening market (short market tail). We have seen, and will continue to see, brands (manufacturers) consolidate. 

Today, in fact, we are witnessing some of the most successful global brands pivoting and refocusing their direction on a new future. They are either exiting the office print industry altogether, merging or being acquired by another office printing brand. Some are choosing to split parts of their business to either refocus their attention to new adjacent markets or create a new play in a new market.

Some have also recognized that breaking the business up helps to create and make transparent a new asset value (class) that was previously was trapped in a somewhat slowly decaying carcass. Maybe this is more of a push to satisfy shareholders or to take advantage of available investment funds.

Whatever the reason the office printing is presenting at an inflection point.

Where to From Here?

Well, the playing field is certainly changing, and innovation has sped up. In fact, it has accelerated at phenomenal rates due to the realization that businesses can no longer launch an innovative product (or business) in the market and watch it have a 30-plus year run. It is more likely that it will be obsolete, redundant or disrupted within five,10 or 15 years. 

Due to the shorter life, organizations are looking at innovative (and some disruptive innovation) to sustain their growth. Incremental innovation (e.g.,  a faster more powerful processor or better process improvement) won’t be enough. The focus must be on leapfrog innovation – innovation that takes a “design thinking” perspective rather than looking at today’s environment requirements only.

Parallel to this changing dynamic is the increasing emphasis on aligning businesses to a customer-centric view, or businesses focused on the future industries that are evolving such as the “customer immersion industry” or the “customer experience industry.” 

We are seeing many clients, customers and consumers around the world continue to be educated and conditioned around the benefits of such permeating technologies led by an assortment of technology players who provide solutions and experiences in the areas of mobility, big data, cloud, virtual reality, augmented reality, analytics, IoT, 3D, drones, AI — and the list goes on. 

This accelerated appetite of innovation takes advantage of technology infrastructures, platforms and applications that are driven and leveraged by a variety of existing and new technologies and customer-centric business models. 

Additionally, the ability to compete and gain access to low-cost technology is changing the way both new and old businesses compete. Green field businesses are now disrupting older, well-entrenched businesses of the past. Business that have been successful in the past are now being eroded by new entrants that are using technology and low-cost models to outcompete the competition. 

Businesses that have built a successful business on decades of experience and infrastructure are being challenged by businesses that don’t carry dedicated workforces or don’t carry legacy infrastructure to operate. They scale, they are agile and deploy quickly. They are becoming the new norm. 

They operate on an agile business model and are changing the way they engage their customers. These new business models are shaped around being more customer-centric, engaging at an individual level, being able to respond at a faster rate and at a deeper level through predictive analytics.

Therefore, the question that now remains is — how is your business going to adapt going forward? How are you going to drive leapfrog innovation, not just incremental change? The way you have always done things in the past does not mean or guarantee your success in the future. 

As someone said to me, “if nothing changes, nothing changes.”


          

Revolución sin ideología

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No es casual entonces que, delante de una debacle financiera como la que se está viviendo, las soluciones aplicadas vengan del mismo neoliberalismo. Ello no responde sólo a escondidas maniobras de algunos ladrones de cuello [...]
          

UPS drone makes first home prescription deliveries for CVS

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UPS drone makes first home prescription deliveries for CVSUnited Parcel Service Inc Flight Forward drones have flown prescription medications to the front lawn of a private home and to a retirement center, the UPS unit's first revenue-generating deliveries for drugstore chain CVS Health Corp . Flight Forward's maiden delivery flight on Friday in Cary, North Carolina, beat rivals in one phase of the race for the nascent market. The second drone flight delivered medications to a public space at a retirement community.



          

0022109: Drones return to their host if no enemies are near

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Kind of strange seeing drones from my combat factories deployed only to die and having to be rebuilt every time the planet was under attack. So why not have them return and (potentially) heal up inside the mothership.
          

Dora and the Lost City of Gold 2019 1080p BluRay x264-DRONES

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(ALL images has been resized. Double click image to view the full image.) IMDb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7547410/ Video – Audio Info Dora.and.the.Lost.City.of.Gold.2019.1080p.BluRay.x264-DRONES.mkv Size: 7041314712 bytes (6.56 GiB), duration: 01:42:27, avg.bitrate: 9164 kb/s Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1 (eng) Video: h264, yuv420p, 1920×800, 23.98 fps(r) (eng) DOWNLOAD DIRECT LINK https://uploadgig.com/file/download/838e26b8598A88d3/Dora.and.the.Lost.City.of.Gold.2019.1080p.BluRay.x264-DRONES.mkv or https://nitroflare.com/view/8DE4E81C2C0AA98/Dora.and.the.Lost.City.of.Gold.2019.1080p.BluRay.x264-DRONES.mkv
          

Dora and the Lost City of Gold 2019 720p BluRay x264-DRONES

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(ALL images has been resized. Double click image to view the full image.) IMDb https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7547410/ Video – Audio Info Dora.and.the.Lost.City.of.Gold.2019.720p.BluRay.x264-DRONES.mkv Size: 4692203128 bytes (4.37 GiB), duration: 01:42:27, avg.bitrate: 6107 kb/s Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5:1 (eng) Video: h264, yuv420p, 1280×536, 23.98 fps(r) (eng) DOWNLOAD DIRECT LINK https://uploadgig.com/file/download/20b57E48344a91f0/Dora.and.the.Lost.City.of.Gold.2019.720p.BluRay.x264-DRONES.mkv or https://nitroflare.com/view/0FF34DEEDDB9014/Dora.and.the.Lost.City.of.Gold.2019.720p.BluRay.x264-DRONES.mkv
          

Desert trains by drone

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This is kind of all I ever want to do. Fly a drone around and chase freight trains.


          

Carlo Talamo, 17 anni senza il “numero uno”

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È difficile spiegare il vuoto che ha lasciato la scomparsa di Carlo Talamo nel mondo fumoso delle moto. La frase “nessuno più come lui” calza perfettamente. IL CUORE E LA MENTE Carlo Talamo era il principe dei ruvidi, davvero, sia per la nobile schiatta romana, sia per il suo essere dominatore, maschio alfa,”padrone” (come a […]

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Russia Captured Advanced Israeli-US Missile

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An advanced Israeli surface-to-air missile that was fired from the 's Sling (formerly known as the Magic Wand) missile system was given to Russia by Syria, when it was found intact after the rocket did not explode on contact, according to Russian media sources. The rocket was reportedly fired on July 23, 2018, and Syrian forces that were dispatched to the scene found the missile intact after it sustained minor damage from impact. The missile was then taken to a Syrian-Russian base where it was transferred to Moscow for further research. 's Sling was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and American defense contractor Raytheon. The system is designed to intercept enemy planes, drones, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles and the newest generation of tactical ballistic missiles at low altitude. The system forms the middle layer of air defense systems between the Iron Dome and the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 missile defense systems. Russian media reports quoted Chinese news agency Sina saying that the missile was taken by Russia for "reverse engineering." source: https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Syria-hands-Russia-an-advanced-Israeli-missile-starts-researching-it-607009 .
          

Aid group says hospital hit during Houthi attack in Yemen

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An international medical relief agency said Thursday that a hospital it runs in western Yemen was damaged by a recent attack. Yemeni military officials blamed the Houthi rebels for the drone and missile attack that targeted buildings near the hospital, causing huge explosions that killed at least eight people.

In a statement, Doctors Without Borders said they closed the hospital because of the attack, but said there were no reports of deaths or injuries among its patients. They were transferred to other health facilities in the Red Sea city of Mocha.

Wadah Dobish, a spokesman for Yemen's internationally recognized government, said the Houthi attack struck warehouses used by a government-allied force late Wednesday, causing a huge fire.

Doctors Without Borders, also known as MSF, says its hospital opened in August last year, offering free services to war-wounded people and surgeries.

Abdel-Rahman Ahmed, a general doctor at the hospital, told The Associated Press that: "The patients fled after a huge explosion from the missile attacks on a weapons warehouse shook the area."

After five years of conflict, Yemen remains a divided country. The Iran-backed Houthi rebels have controlled the capital Sanaa and much of the north since 2014. A Saudi-led, U.S.-backed military coalition backs the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

The Saudi-led coalition began its destructive air campaign in 2015. Airstrikes and ground combat have killed 100,000 people, including fighters and civilians, according to the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project, which tracks violence reports in Yemen. The war has also caused near-famine conditions in some areas.

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Yemeni officials: Rebels missile, drone attack kills 8

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's rebels staged missile and drone attacks Wednesday on forces allied with the country's internationally recognized government in a Red Sea town, killing at least eight people, including three civilians, and causing large fires, military officials said.

Wadah Dobish, a spokesman for government forces on Yemen's western coast, told The Associated Press at least four missiles fired by the Iran-backed rebels struck warehouses used by the allied force known as the Giants Bridges in the port town of Mocha. He said their defenses intercepted at least three other missiles.

Dobish said at least three Houthi drones also took part in the attack, which caused huge explosions and fires that spread to residential areas. The media arm of the Giants Bridges force posted footage online showing flames and explosions were heard apparently from the warehouses.

Officials said at least 12 people, mostly fighters, were wounded in the attacks.

A statement from the government forces on the western coast said the attacks also targeted a refugee camp and a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the town.

The medical aid group did not immediately respond to an AP request seeking a comment.

Houthi officials, meanwhile, said Giant Bridges fighters fired dozens of shells at the rebel-held town of Durayhimi, just south of the Hodeida port city.

All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

The escalation could jeopardize a U.N.-brokered cease-fire in Hodeida. The port city is the main entry point for humanitarian aid to Yemen, where more than five years of war have spawned the world's worst humanitarian crisis , with near-famine conditions in some areas.

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UPS Drone Makes First Home Prescription Deliveries For CVS

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UPS subsidiary Flight Forward has completed the first prescription medication delivery to a customer's home by drone. Reuters reports: Flight Forward's maiden delivery flight on Friday in Cary, North Carolina, beat rivals in one phase of the race for the nascent market. The second drone flight delivered medications to a public space at a retirement community. The packages, roughly the size of small shoeboxes, were lowered from drones hovering at an altitude of about 20 feet. UPS and CVS said on Tuesday the deliveries were the first of their kind under an program approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Regulators are still hammering out rules for how the unmanned winged vehicles will operate in U.S. airspace and guidelines are expected in 2021.

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8.3 PTR Build 32424 Mounts - Brown Alpaca, Mail Muncher, Malevolent Drone

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The 8.3 PTR added several more mounts, including a Brown Alpaca from Vol'dun, Mail Muncher from Horrific Visions, and Malevolent Drone from Uldum.

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Mavic Mini, el dron más pequeño de DJI es presentando en la Cuidad de México

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Mavic Mini, el dron más pequeño de DJI es presentando en la Cuidad de México


Presentación oficial en México del Mini dron DJI Mavic Mini creado por DJI, líder mundial en tecnología de drones civiles y de imagen aérea.

Mavic Mini es el dron más pequeño y ligero que jamás haya diseñado DJI, es el primer dron de DJI con un peso inferior a 250 gramos, por lo que las regulaciones de aviación lo incluyen en la categoría más segura de vuelo de drones. En muchos países, los drones de menos de 250 gramos se...

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Полиция Шотландии разработала дронов с распознающим ПО для поиска пропавших людей

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Беспилотник оснащён мощной камерой и тепловизором — так можно искать людей не только по визуальной картинке, но и по тепловому следу.

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UPS drone delivers medicine, AT&T settles throttling lawsuit

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Today's major tech stories include a UPS drone making drug deliveries, AT&T settling its 2014 throttling lawsuit and reviews of Microsoft's Surface Pro X finally trickle in.
          

DJI Mavic Mini Review

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The $399 Mavic Mini lives in a sweet spot of core features and a low price. It packs everything critical to be a quality drone. It has a good camera, good range and a good controller. It holds up well in the wind and is quick enough to be fun. And it’s so small that […]
          

The DJI Mavic Mini Lands in Malaysia

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The space of aerial imaging and consumer grade unmanned aerial vehicle, or more popularly known as drones, is not that big really. You can segregate that market into two as well. There are those that makes these things to go racing. There are those who makes them for things like videos or even photography. Of…

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"Cocaine of the sea" — the illegal fish trade of the Mexican cartel and Chinese mafia

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  • "Sea of Shadows" tells the story of an illegal fish trade between the Mexican cartel and Chinese mafia.
  • The fish bladders, bought for $5,000 from local fisherman, are sold in China for over $100,000 to make an unproven medicine.
  • Director Richard Ladkani talks about the intensity and danger of making this film, as well as the hopeful ending.

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In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the totoaba bladder is believed to cure arthritis. As with much of TCM, the claim is unproven and inevitably creates more harm than good. An entire ecosystem is on the verge of collapse thanks to the illegal bladder trade between the Mexican cartel and Chinese businessmen.

While the totoaba are rapidly declining in numbers—their only home is in the Sea of Cortez, the body of water that separates Baja California with mainland Mexico—the illegal fishing nets local fishermen use are killing everything else: turtles, sharks, and the focus of "Sea of Shadows," the vaquita. There are only believed to be 15 or so of these small porpoises left in existence.

As director and cinematographer, Richard Ladkani, told me earlier this week, there is hope as six vaquitas (including babies) were recently spotted. Since he filmed "Jane's Journey," an intimate portrait of English primatologist and anthropologist Jane Goodall, Ladkani has focused on environmentally relevant works. His last film, "The Ivory Game," helped make the ivory trade between Africa and China illegal. As you'll see while watching his incredible new National Geographic documentary, his film might help save an ecosystem "just five hours drive from Los Angeles."

But nothing is a given. At the end of our talk, Ladkani asked me to mention Earth League International and Sea Shepherd, the two organizations driving the activism in the Sea of Cortez. "Sea of Shadows" is heartbreaking and inspiring, frightening and ambitious. Most importantly, it's a reminder that people care about the fate of this planet and all the animals that reside here. In a time when most environmental news informs us that we're another step closer to a precipice, this film reminds us of the necessity of banding together and fighting for what's best for all of us.

Sea of Shadows Official Trailer | National Geographic


Derek: Congratulations on "Sea of Shadows." And thank you for keeping me up all night.

Richard: I tell people to buckle up before the movie starts.

Derek: I would love to know how you became interested in this topic.

Richard: In general, I'm interested in films with impact and a mission behind them. That started with Jane Goodall, who I was lucky enough to follow around the world about 10 years ago while shooting a film called "Jane's Journey." She inspired me to look at the natural world in a different way and understand that our world is in peril and is really falling apart.

"The Ivory Game" was the first result of her inspiration. Then came "Sea of Shadows," which was brought to us by Leonardo DiCaprio, who was our executive producer on my previous film. He thought "The Ivory Game" was super successful on how we collaborated and how a movie can have such a huge impact, because it changed the law in China and made dealing with ivory illegal.

Two months after the movie came out, they invited us to China to screen the film at the Beijing Film Festival. That was such a big impact, that you can change the government's way of thinking about the world, even a Chinese government on top of that. We were thinking about the next story and Leonardo suggested something on the vaquita because he deeply cared about a small whale that nobody has ever heard about, including myself. He had just met with a Mexican president and was deeply involved in this rescue effort of scientists to save the vaquita.

Derek: While the film is focused on the totoaba and vaquita, you also mention that fishing them can collapse an entire ecosystem. Is that whole area going to be infertile if they continue this trade?

Richard: Absolutely. If the vaquita goes extinct, which we are trying everything in our power to impact, we'll feel we had a little part for not allowing that to happen. But if it happens, it will mean that the cartel is going to completely take over the area. The attention, the focus, the spotlight that it has right now is because of the vaquita; it is such a symbolic animal and it's been highly exposed. If the vaquita goes extinct, the NGOs will be removed from the area. They will move onto a new war somewhere, maybe in Peru or South Africa.

Then what will happen is the cartel is going to 100% take over the Sea of Cortez. All the fishermen are going to be pressured to go out for the totoaba. You've seen how they do it. They dropped thousands of gill nets, walls of death that kill everything just to get to that final totoaba. They will kill everything and it's all tossed away. All the sharks, the turtles, everything will disappear just because they're going for that totoaba.

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Derek: An ecosystem might collapse half a world away because of a fish bladder that supposedly cures arthritis, with no scientific proof whatsoever. Did you do any research on TCM for the film?

Richard: Yes, of course. We even filmed in China for a month. The reason we didn't include that in the film was because we realized that there was no demand; it is already illegal to trade totoaba there. Every scientist we talked to said it's not proven Western science. They couldn't find any proof that it has any power at all. But then we realized that it would take a whole generation or a campaign to change the minds of the Chinese. The vaquita maybe has 12 months to live.

It will never be solved in China. There is nothing we can do in China that will stop this trade in time. In other cases, like with the elephants, it was 10 years to extinction. We had the time to go there. But in this case, it just didn't make any sense. There was a whole half-hour worth of dramatic events in China, but we took it all out because we wanted people to focus on where the solution is, which is in Mexico.

Derek: Speaking of dramatic events, I love how you focus both on the media aspect of the trade and the race against the cartel. There were some failures too; I'm glad you highlighted them. How did your crew emotionally deal with making this film?

Richard: It was like a roller coaster ride. The dramatic scenes that happened with the vaquita were unthinkable. I was very close with the scientists, with Cynthia Smith; we became friends and she really trusted us. By the end they gave us full access. Living through that traumatic scenes as the moments unfold was just beyond belief. It was really tough for us to be there. I tried to be as invisible as possible and stay out of their way.

At the same time, this film became more and more dangerous every week that we were on location. It was a big responsibility to keep the team safe and to keep going and pushing. Our production company provided a full security budget for us. We had very professional bodyguards that know what they're doing, people that we can trust who are not bought by the cartel or corrupt police. It was like a big military operation to get this film made without anybody getting shot or kidnapped.

Derek: There was the scene when you were at the beach and the fisherman had taken over the Navy vessel. It reminded me a little bit of "Restrepo," from the camera crew perspective: You're in the middle of a war, you're getting rocks thrown at you, and you're getting shot at. Even though you had bodyguards, there was a lot of personal danger.

Richard: It was the most dangerous moment of the entire production. It was also the worst case scenario. In all the planning that went into the film, we always said this is what we need to avoid—a flash mob of people trying to come at us from all sides. We were just trying to get out of it alive and keep everyone safe, but at the same time it was also the challenge of actually capturing that moment and everything that came with it and not stop shooting. Even though I was running for my life, I kept the camera rolling on my shoulder and made sure that that red light was on. If you stop shooting, then you may also lose that one opportunity to really get the audience to understand what these people are going through.

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Derek: You might not have been worried about framing, but when you see a rock fly by three feet from your feet, you know exactly what's happening.

Richard: Of course. We were hiding behind cars and everything, so I knew what was happening. There was fear, but there was also control in the way of staying focused. What scared me the most was when shots started to appear. We were hearing gunfire, and I didn't know who was shooting at who because we weren't able to see. Did the cartel open fire on us? Is it the Navy shooting at them or in the air? I heard bullets ricocheting off walls around us; that meant that they are firing not in the air but actually at us.

There's stuff that is not in the film, when we got threatened by the cartel right after because they had exposed our identities. They had photographed us, then they followed us home. Then we got direct threats from Oscar Parra. Actually, he requested a meeting with me the following night and said I had to come alone. And I was like, "No, I don't think so."

Derek: I wouldn't have taken that meeting either. There's also a moment where the drone gets shot down. I've known about Sea Shepherd for a long time; they do amazing work. When you see the crew members, they look like a bunch of young kids, but they have to be pretty tough to do that job.

Richard: They are amazing. The average age on ship was 22 and that was just insane, but they're all fired up. They're all activists and wanted to sign up for this battle of the Sea of Cortez. They're very inspiring people. It was always great to be on the ship. I really admire them.

Derek: One of the stories in the film involves the Mexican Navy and how they go from giving you platitudes, then later you're riding along with the Navy. Was it the media pressure that made them change?

Richard: It was actually Carlos Loret de Mola who kept pressuring them: "Show me how you're fighting this war, how you want to win." We were lucky because we were following Carlos; we were sort of his team so they didn't question who we are. We had access to all the operations. But as you see, you think there's something off here: There's all this presence but somehow they're always in the wrong place at the wrong time. They even release the prisoners in the end.

It was after the riots that I confronted the Vice Admiral and asked him, "What the hell is going on? How can you not get on top of that situation?" That's when he told me to stop filming. Then he told me, "Richard, they know where my daughter goes to school, they know where we live, they know the name of my wife, and they will first come for my daughter and kidnap her. Then they will kill her, my wife, and then they will come from me. That's why I'm not getting in their way."

Derek: Do you have any updates since the film has been completed?

Richard: Yes, we're constantly in touch with everybody. Earth League International has put together a new mission to go back in and monitor the situation. Because the totoaba season is just beginning, the cartel is moving in. They have sent out Mexican and Chinese investigators to monitor the trafficking. The good news is that they're dispatching an additional 600 troops to the area and they have committed 14 warships to protect the vaquita refuge.

The president visited the region and started talking about the vaquitas, that they need to save them and offer solutions for all the fishermen. So we are upbeat. Also, six vaquitas have been spotted in early October; some of them are babies, which is fantastic news. It shows us that they're still there and it's not too late.

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Microsoft Japan switched to four-day workweek — sales skyrocketed 40%

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  • Microsoft Japan recently completed its experimental "Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019" program.
  • The program involved giving employees five consecutive Fridays off, cutting the duration of meetings, and encouraging online chats instead of face-to-face ones.
  • Some research echoes Microsoft Japan's recent report, suggesting that cutting the workweek can boost productivity.


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What's one way for a tech company to boost sales, increase employee satisfaction and cut overhead costs? Switch to a four-day workweek.

That's the takeaway of a new report from Microsoft Japan, which recently wrapped up its experimental "Work-Life Choice Challenge Summer 2019." The experiment involved giving employees five consecutive Fridays off with pay, limiting meetings to 30 minutes or fewer, and encouraging online messaging as opposed to face-to-face chats.

In addition, some employees worked three-day weeks and were allowed to work remotely. The company also provided financial assistance to employees for "expenses related to self-development, family travel expenses, social contribution activities, etc."

In the new report, Microsoft Japan compared data on sales performance and other metrics from this summer to the same months last year. Compared to August 2018, the results showed:

  • Number of pages printed in August 2019: -58.7%
  • Rise in sales per employees in August 2019: +39.9%
  • Amount of "30 minute meetings" in August 2019: +46%

'Karoshi' and karojisatsu'


About 92 percent of employees said they liked switching to the four-day workweek. That's perhaps unsurprising for a company based in Japan, where the severe work culture requires many people to work overtime for little to no extra pay, leaving them dangerously exhausted. In fact, being overworked to death — by stroke, heart attack, etc. — is common enough that the Japanese have a word for it: karoshi. There's also a word for workers who commit suicide due to work-related stress: karojisatsu.

Stories of karoshi and karojisatsu — such as a 31-year-old journalist who logged 159 hours of overtime in the month before she died of heart failure — have helped to prompt Japan to pass laws promoting work-life balance, including caps on overtime hours. Still, critics of Japan's work culture argue the regulations — some of which allow employees to work 100 hours of overtime in a month — don't go far enough.

Work-life balance


But, like Microsoft Japan, some companies have taken matters into their own hands, passing strange policies to discourage overwork, such as making employees wear purple "embarrassment capes" if they work too late, or flying music-playing drones around the office to announce it's time to leave.

More broadly, research suggests that cutting the workweek and making schedules more flexible can boost productivity and employee satisfaction. The Harvard Business Review, for example, reported that a Chinese travel agency saw a 13-percent increase in productivity when it allowed call center employees to work remotely. In New Zealand, one company permanently switched to a four-day workweek in 2018, leading to a 24-percent productivity increase.

Richard Branson's utopian vision of the workweek


To some business leaders, switching to a less intensive workweek is inevitable, as Virgin Group founder Richard Branson wrote in a 2018 blog post:

"The idea of working five days a week with two day weekends and a few weeks of holiday each year has become ingrained in society. But it wasn't always the case, and it won't be in the future. Could people eventually take three and even four day weekends? Certainly. Will job-sharing increase? I think so. People will need to be paid the same or even more for working less time, so they can afford more leisure time. That's going to be a difficult balancing act to get right, but it can be done. If it works for individuals and works for businesses, everyone would want to spend more time with their loved ones, more time exploring their passions, more time seeing the world outside of an office and more time getting healthy and fit."


          

UK drone pilots have 25 days to register with regulator

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UK drone pilots have until the end of November to register their details with the Civil Aviation Authority.

The mandatory requirement to register covers owners of drones or model aircraft weighing more than 250g (8.8oz). Owners of unregistered drones could then face the threat of a fine.

At the same time, the CAA is starting a service it hopes will reunite owners with their lost drones.

A quarter of owners have lost a drone at some point, CAA research suggests.

Most lost drones go missing because of malfunctions in flight, the research indicates. This includes losing battery power, loss of signal or technology failures.

But a quarter of cases involve pilots making mistakes.

CAA spokesman Jonathan Nicholson said: "Our aim is for the Drones Reunited platform to become an essential service for the drone community - the first port of call for anyone who has lost, or found, a drone."

The CAA said anyone who registered their drone would get free access to the service, which issues each device with a unique identification code.

Pilots who lose a drone will be able to record the loss via the CAA's drones-reunited site. Anyone who finds a downed drone bearing an ID number will be able to look it up on the site and inform its owner it has been located.

Registering craft weighing between 250g and 20kg costs £9 a year. Registered drone owners, who must be over 18, will need to pass an online test that quizzes them on using their device safely.

Anyone who wants to fly a drone, including children, will also have to pass the test, which can be taken as many times as required.

Not all owners must register by 30th November. Exemptions have been granted for members of several associations involved with flying model aircraft or other small, remotely controlled craft such as drones.

The five associations are:

  • The UK Drone Association (Arpas UK)
  • British Model Flying Association
  • Scottish Aeromodellers' Association
  • Large Model Association
  • FPV UK

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DASA awards £2m contracts to counter hostile drone threats

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The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced it has awarded nearly £2m to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones.

Eighteen bids have been funded as part of the Countering Drones competition launched earlier this year by the then-Defence Secretary.

Among the proposal being developed are methods for detecting 4G & 5G controlled drones, cutting edge applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence for sensors to automatically identify UAVs, and low risk methods of stopping drones through novel electronic defeat or interceptor solutions.

The competition, run by DASA – the MOD’s innovation hub – on behalf of Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), is the latest stage in Dstl’s ongoing research programme into countering unmanned air systems (UAS) which has been running for ten years.

The competition has also been supported by the Department for Transport and NATO to counter the rapidly evolving threats from UAS.

David Lugton, competition technical lead, said: "The introduction of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), often referred to as drones, has been one of the most significant technological advances of recent years and represents a shift in capability of potential adversaries.

"The threat from UAS has evolved rapidly and we are seeing the use of hostile improvised UAS threats in overseas theatres of operation. There is a similar problem in the UK with the malicious or accidental use of drones becoming a security challenge at events, affecting critical infrastructure and public establishments; including prisons and major UK airports."

There was a very high level of interest from industry with over 90 bids from a wide range of organisations from micro businesses, small and medium-sized enterprises, large defence firms and academia.

This led to a doubling of initial funding from around £1m to around £2m being awarded to organisations in Phase 1.

The first phase of this competition is intended to demonstrate proof of concepts that can be further developed and integrated during later phases.

Phase 2 is planned to launch next year with a focus on developing and maturing successful research into integrated solutions

The 18 projects funded around £100,000 each are:
  • Airspeed Electronics Ltd – to develop an artificial intelligence detection system which uses acoustic sensors.
  • Animal Dynamics – to develop UAS swarm system to detect and neutralise.Unmanned Air Vehicles (UAV) by employing peregrine falcon attack strategies.
  • Autonomous Devices Limited – to develop interception technology.
  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd – to develop electromagnetic defeat of UAS.
  • BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd – to develop passive radar for detection of UAVs.
  • Cubica Technology Ltd – to develop an automatic recognition and targeting system of UAVs from large distances.
  • MBDA UK Ltd – to demonstrate an integrated system to detect, track and intercept hostile drones.
  • Northrop Grumman – to develop UAS defeat using cyber and sensor vulnerabilities.
  • Northumbria University – to develop anti-swarm drone technology.
  • PA Consulting – to develop a detection system against cellular controlled UAS.
  • Plextek Services Limited – to develop detection and signal jamming capability for UAS.
  • Plextek Services Limited – to develop miniature Counter-UAS radar.
  • QinetiQ – to develop a drone tracking system in complex environments.
  • QinetiQ – to develop a ‘hard kill’ for disrupting the UAV’s on board electronics.
  • RiskAware Ltd – to develop an automated drone identification and target tracking system.
  • Thales UK – to develop a machine learning for Counter-UAS radar.
  • University College London – to develop signal processing and machine.learning algorithms to identify drones in areas highly populated by birds.
  • An additional proposal, subject to contract.

Phase 1 of the competition is due to run until summer 2020.

DASA and Dstl will be hosting a collaboration day for the Countering Drones competition on Thursday 28 November 2019 in London.

Representatives from industry and academia interested in making collaborative bids for Phase 2 of the competition can register their interest in attending the event here.

Note that numbers at the event are limited and those who express an interest will be selected to attend depending on their skills and experience.


          

Al menos ocho muertos en ataque hutí con misiles y drones a un puerto yemení

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Saná, 6 nov (EFE).- Al menos seis soldados y dos civiles murieron y otras siete personas resultaron heridas hoy por una serie de ataques con misiles y drones lanzados presuntamente por los rebeldes hutíes contra el estratégico puerto yemení de Al Moja, en el mar Rojo, informaron a Efe diversas fuentes.

Dos oficiales de las Brigadas Al Amalika, aliadas de la coalición militar árabe liderada por Arabia Saudí, aseguraron que al menos cuatro misiles impactaron contra un puesto militar y un mercado, a pesar de que otros tres fueron interceptados.

Al Moja, a unos 50 kilómetros al oeste de las áreas controladas por los hutíes en la provincia de Taiz, sirve de base a las tropas leales al Gobierno yemení reconocido internacionalmente y apoyadas por la coalición árabe en su lucha contra los rebeldes en la ciudad portuaria de Al Hudeida.

La zona está bajo el control de las tropas del presidente

Varios testigos confirmaron que al menos uno de los proyectiles cayó en un almacén de armas, lo que provocó incendios y explosiones.

Detallaron que ambulancias se encuentran en la zona y están trasladando a militares heridos al principal hospital de la localidad.

Al Moja no suele ser objetivo de ataques, si bien sí se han producido algunos puntuales en el pasado.

A principios de este año, cuatro personas, entre ellas un operador de cámara del canal emiratí Abu Dhabi TV, murieron por la explosión de un artefacto colocado en una motocicleta cerca de un restaurante en Al Moja.

El cámara Ziad al Sharaabi y otras tres personas perecieron y dieciocho resultaron heridas, incluido el corresponsal del mismo medio emiratí Faysal al Zabahni, cuando estalló la moto que estaba aparcada cerca de un restaurante ubicado al lado de la principal estación de autobuses de la ciudad costera. EFE


          

Física italiana se convierte en primera directora general reelegida del CERN

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Ginebra, 6 nov (EFE).- La física italiana Fabiola Gianotti fue reelegida hoy como directora general del Centro Europeo de Física de Partículas (CERN), una de las mayores instituciones científicas del mundo, con lo que se convierte en la primera persona que repite un segundo mandato completo en ese puesto.

La decisión fue tomada por el Consejo del CERN, su órgano de decisión supremo y que reúne a delegados de sus 23 países miembros, y será efectiva a partir del 1 de enero de 2021, cuando Gianotti iniciará su segundo mandato de cinco años.

La elección de quien estará a la cabeza del CERN para un periodo de cinco años se realiza con una antelación de más de un año para que el titular y su sucesor tengan el tiempo suficiente de trabajar juntos y garantizar la transición.

Gianotti ya hizo historia en 2016 al convertirse en la primera mujer en dirigir el CERN, donde trabajan 2.400 científicos y técnicos que les asisten, y que pone al servicio de 13.000 usuarios de todo el mundo su infraestructura de aceleradores de partículas.

En una videoconferencia con la prensa y a la pregunta de cuál consideraba el mayor logro del tiempo que lleva en el cargo, la directora general mostró modestia y dijo que todo lo alcanzado ha sido fruto del trabajo del CERN en su conjunto y que lo más significativo ha sido que los experimentos en general tienen un rendimiento superior al que se esperaba cuando fueron diseñados y construidos.

Como consecuencia, la cantidad de datos obtenidos es superior a lo previsto, lo que acelera el ritmo de las investigaciones.

La presidenta del Consejo del CERN, Ursula Bassler, dijo que la permanencia de Gianotti permitirá que la institución siga beneficiándose del liderazgo que ha mostrado hasta ahora y de su gran experiencia para sacar adelante los futuros proyectos.

Entre ellos está un Gran Acelerador de Hadrones (LHC) que -a diferencia del que actual- será de gran luminosidad, así como la puesta en marcha de una estrategia europea para la física de partículas y la construcción del Portal de la Ciencia, un centro de educación y comunicación científica abierto a todo el público en Ginebra y que deberá abrir en 2022.

El LHC de alta luminosidad constituirá una mejora mayor del LHC, en el que partículas de materia (protones) colisionan a una energía de 13 TeV para estudiar los componentes fundamentales de la materia y las fuerzas que los unen. Su versión futura permitirá seguir estudiando esto, pero en más detalle al aumentar las colisiones por un factor de entre cinco y siete.

Gianotti es doctora en física experimental de partículas y empezó a trabajar en 1994 en el CERN, donde participó en varios experimentos y en la investigación y desarrollo de detectores de datos, así como en el desarrollo de programas y análisis de datos.

Como una de las científicas líderes y portavoz del experimento Atlas, Gianoti anunció al mundo el 4 de julio de 2012 que se había descubierto el Boson de Higgs, una partícula elemental del modelo que rige la actual física de partículas y que sólo existía como una teoría, pero cuya existencia el CERN pudo comprobar.

Como consecuencia de ese hallazgo, los autores de la teoría del Boson de Higgs, Peter Higgs y Fraçois Englert, recibieron el Premio Nobel de Física en 2013.

Gianotti consideró que en el mundo de hoy 'el rol clave de la ciencia es interconectar a la gente en un mundo fracturado. La ciencia es universal y sus leyes rigen de la misma forma en todas partes'.

'Creo que entender el mundo es una aspiración de toda la humanidad, en la ciencia no hay pasaportes, género ni política', reflexionó.

La reelegida responsable del CERN es también una prolífica autora y coautora de publicaciones científicas, que suman hasta el momento más de 500. EFE


          

Tierra del Fuego 2020: así es el plan de Alberto F. y Cristina para que en la isla se fabrique desde drones a software

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Física italiana se convierte en primera directora general reelegida del CERN

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Ginebra, 6 nov (EFE).- La física italiana Fabiola Gianotti fue reelegida hoy como directora general del Centro Europeo de Física de Partículas (CERN), una de las mayores instituciones científicas del mundo, con lo que se convierte en la primera persona que repite un segundo mandato completo en ese puesto.

La decisión fue tomada por el Consejo del CERN, su órgano de decisión supremo y que reúne a delegados de sus 23 países miembros, y será efectiva a partir del 1 de enero de 2021, cuando Gianotti iniciará su segundo mandato de cinco años.

Gianotti ya hizo historia en 2016 al convertirse en la primera mujer en dirigir el CERN, donde trabajan 2.400 científicos y técnicos que les asisten, y que pone al servicio de 13.000 usuarios de todo el mundo su infraestructura de aceleradores de partículas.

Al conocerse su reelección, la presidenta del Consejo del CERN, Ursula Bassler, dijo que la permanencia de Gianotti permitirá que la institución siga beneficiándose del liderazgo que ha mostrado hasta ahora y de su gran experiencia para sacar adelante los futuros proyectos.

Entre ellos está un Gran Acelerador de Hadrones (LHC) que -a diferencia del que actual- será de gran luminosidad, así como la puesta en marcha de una estrategia europea para la física de partículas y la construcción del Portal de la Ciencia, un centro de educación y comunicación científica abierto a todo el público en Ginebra y que deberá abrir en 2022.

Gianoti es doctora en física experimental de partículas y empezó a trabajar en 1994 en el CERN, donde participó en varios experimentos y en la investigación y desarrollo de detectores de datos, así como en el desarrollo de programas y análisis de datos.

Como una de las científicas líderes y portavoz del experimento Atlas, Gianoti anunció al mundo el 4 de julio de 2012 que se había descubierto el Boson de Higgs, una partícula elemental del modelo que rige la actual física de partículas y que sólo existía como una teoría, pero cuya existencia el CERN pudo comprobar.

Como consecuencia de ese hallazgo, los autores de la teoría del Boson de Higgs, Peter Higgs y Fraçois Englert, recibieron el Premio de Física en 2013.

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Unwelcome Home

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A mission post by Captain Harvey Geisler, Lieutenant JG Charles Carmichael, Lieutenant Commander Terry Walsh, Lieutenant Commander Arjin Djinx, Lieutenant Joey Geisler, Lieutenant Gemma Alexander, Lieutenant Camila Di Pasquale, Lieutenant JG Damian Akorem, Staff Warrant Officer William Griffin

Mission - Truth and Justice
Location - Various, USS Black Hawk
Timeline - MD15 || 1745 hours

===[Bridge]===

Over one hundred and twenty Dolmoqour had taken command of hosts aboard the Black Hawk. Most of the security, squadron, and various others throughout the ship were now unwilling vessels for the storm that would soon consume the Gamma Quadrant and the Federation. The bridge had also fallen to the Dolmoqour, and it was now secure enough for the true leader of the Dolmoqour to leave his protective home and assume his rightful place on the bridge.

The turbolift doors opened, allowing Charles along with his Triosian and Boreriri companions to exit. "Excellent work," Charles stated to the Dolmoqour in command. "The next transport cycle should soon engage and we will convert the rest of deck six to our cause before moving to deck seven"

At this point, Camila had secured Djinx with Security restraints on his wrists and ankles as well as stuffing a sock from the dead crewmember that she had killed earlier in his mouth. She tapped her foot when Carmichael and the other aliens came in. "What's the status of Teixeira?" she asked impatiently. "No one has reported finding him. It's like he vanished from the ship."

"Considering he locked Geisler in with you and our brethren, chances are he's cowering somewhere in the bowels of the ship. Waste management, if I had to guess," Joey stated. The Dolmoqour found such an act amusing. The ship's Executive Officer fleeing and hiding somewhere on the ship when he was needed most. She supposed it did work in their favor, though. Him abandoning his fellow crewmen, leaving them without proper guidance during a crisis. It allowed them to bring more of their own aboard the ship, and now, they were in control of the bridge.

"The Executive Officer is of no concern," Charles plainly stated. "We may not be able to locate him, thanks to one of you actually using a suicide tactic to destroy the internal sensors permanently, but he will soon be one of us. What matters is converting the rest of the crew. I believe Djinx there and Teixeira are all that remain of the senior staff, and as long as they are separate, they cannot do us any harm."

Damian's voice spoke out. "With the internal sensors beyond repair, I can activate random forcefields around specific areas of transit. We won't be able to see where anyone is, but we might detect when one is being tampered with, and be able to triangulate their positions. Maybe keep them apart for a bit longer?"

“Do it,” Charles said with a confirming nod. “Once the fields are up, Lieutenant Di Pasquale can dispatch security to those checkpoints to keep an eye on things.”

The Damian replied. "Consider it done." Using Damian's access codes made this so much easier.

Arjin was fuming inside, not being able to do something to remedy the situation. I was plain to him now, most of the crew were under some kind of influence. Something that had been inserted into their body probably if he had interpreted the behaviour correctly. So he and Teixeira were still unaffected. He would keep his eyes and ears open and when opportunity would present himself, he would try to escape his restraints and find Teixeira himself. For now he just observed further. He actually asked himself why they had not taken him over. Had they overplayed their hand? Where they out of ... 'things'?

"Converting Commander Djinx should be easy enough. He can't resist," Joey pointed out. "Or... we simply keep him as he is and allow him to watch everything as it unfolds."

Camila shook her head. "I don't think we can convert his species. Kij was converted and she went crazy."

"Then we keep him for study," Charles said, looking at the Trill science officer. "Sooner or later, we will have to subjugate the Trill. and we will need to know how to do it. Maybe we'll have to plant a second Dolmoqour on the symbiont?"

"That might work, but the only way to know is to try. Should we use Commander Djinx as our test subject?" Joey asked, casting a glance toward the Science Chief before looking back to Camila and Carmichael.

"Or we could just kill him," Camila said coldly as she looked at the Trill scientist.

The Intel Chief turned her attention toward the Trill. It actually appeared as though she was considering the thought. "Perhaps, but Carmichael is right. We're going to need to convert the Trill at some point, and a live test subject will work better than a dead one."

"We had one. She lost her mind," the Security Chief said.

Arjin was following the conversation intently. He wasn't showing any emotion. He wasn't afraid either. His Starfleet training and the memories of his Timor host were enough to keep his nerve. They did hold many cards. But not all. They could kill him, true. But he was prepared to. And they seemed to have overtaken many senior staff, but not all. He was still unaffected and so was Kij apparently. And they did not control Teixeira nor the Captain. Maybe they were less in control than they really thought. All he knew was that he and Djinx would try to fight any attempt to control them. It was clear to him also that having been locked away for such a long time had only heightened their individuality and will to be independent. Which meant they worked less well together than Starfleet personel did. 'United we stand. Divided we fall', clearly wasn't their moto. It was more a battle of wills, the stongest prevailing. He would continue to listen, observe and endure what they would throw at him. An opportunity or lack of attention was surely bound to happen at some time. He would take advantage of it when it came.

The one called Damian spoke next. "I agree with her." He looked to the Intel Chief. "Kij may have been the anomaly. At the very least, we need to convert a few more to get an idea if their species can be converted, or removed."


===[Runabout Mississippi]===

Terry was glad that the artifact was on board. He'd have had a hell of a time trying to navigate with mines chasing him. It was difficult enough as it was. Once they were on the other side of the minefield, the brawny Squadron Commander checked his readouts. "On this course, we're going to be coming up on the Black Hawk's port side, aft. And it'll be in about three minutes.

Harvey took a look at the sensor readings. The Black Hawk was indeed maintaining her orbit of Penduli V, and seemed to be doing it quietly. There was no evidence that repairs to the shuttlebay doors had begun, and sensors did show unusual clustering of the crew. "This is odd," Harvey said. "Looks like power is out on multiple decks, and most of the crew has been assembled in muster areas in the saucer section, including deck six. Looks like we'll be encountering a lot of resistance when we beam in."

"Huh, yeah, that's odd," said Terry. "I suppose, though, that if we got to a muster area, we could free more of the crew all at once. But even still, the resistance will have secured the rest of the ship. I'm glad we've got these guys and these guns with us."

Harvey couldn't agree with Terry. While part of him was thankful to have backup, the three Guardians were just an unpleasant reminder that there were no second changes here. "Be ready for anything. We'll be showing up on the Black Hawk's sensors soon."


===[Bridge]===

Damian could still see everything that was going on. He felt the panic subside slightly when his eye saw what the alien within him saw. He heard his prison keeper speak, using his voice. "External sensors are detecting a runabout on course with us. It looks like it sustained heavy damage. Showing 6 lifeforms on it. Unknown if they are us."

Charles frowned. The runabout should have been destroyed by the Guardians, and he knew that not enough of the crew had left to fill that runabout. “Can you identify the life signs?” he asked.

"No, just that there are. The external sensors are not running at their best, and this one was focusing on the internal sensors. Given a few hours, I could probably tell you who they are, but they 3 minutes away. We could look out a window?" He replied.

Charles' frown turned into a scowl. Terrible suggestion that was, looking out a window. He turned to the Boreriri. "Contact Alexander. Scramble the fighters. I want that runabout destroyed."

Starfleet Joey wanted to scream and fight. Enough of their crew had been killed already. There was no need for more, and she had a feeling she knew who was on that runabout. Dolmoqour Joey folded her arms and looked to Charles. "We could convert the Captain still. We have a secret weapon," she said. "This body belongs to his wife, and this..." She gestured to her body's swollen abdomen. "disgusting mass of fluid and tissue are his unborn children. Maybe we can use them to our advantage."

"He's coming back from the Guardians," Charles stammered, pointing at specks of light on the viewscreen. "Search your memories. Geisler will stop at nothing to see to it we are rid from this ship. And despite your... incubating period... if he realizes that its a lost cause, he will sacrifice this entire ship, you, and his spawn, to ensure we're stopped." Charles shook his head. "No. Geisler dies today."

"And what if, by some miracle, he and the others are able to get by the fighters and make it onto the ship?" Joey asked as she folded her arms and cocked her head to the side. The Captain was quite resilient, she knew that based on the memories of her host, and had no intentions of counting Harvey out. Not now. "I'm going to the flight deck, and I think Lieutenant Di Pasquale should join me. Face it... our hosts are trained to handle situations like this. Probably better than anyone on the ship."

"Do it," Charles said without hesitation. "Make sure the Captain does not have a chance to save his ship."

"Lieutenant, shall we?" Joey asked, as she moved over to the weapons locker. Once she had it open, she produced a few phasers and some extra power cells, then tossed a couple in Camila's direction. "Don't worry... Geisler and his lackeys won't even make it off the flight deck." With that, the Intel Chief made her way off of the bridge with a new destination in mind.

Camila put on another tactical belt and put the extra power cells im after swapping out the one in her phaser and followed Joey.

"Want me to take us out of range?" Kelly asked Carmichael.

"Not yet," Carmichael noted, sitting down in the command chair. It was quite comfortable, but it still led him to wonder why Geisler stood more than sat. "But, start looking at ways out of the minefield, and past the Guardians. We'll need those solutions soon enough."

"I'm on it," Kelly said as she accessed her hosts memories for the correct course of action and then began to plot various courses through the minefield. "If the Guardians get too close to us, a photon torpedo in the field should take care of them, but I'll wager anything that this host could outfly them with this ship any day of the week."

"I'll keep it on my screens, and patch through to the tactical station." The Damian replied.

'So the plot thickens and things start to go wrong', Arjin thought. 'And now you have to start improvising. Let's see how good you are at this game. Two gone from the bridge already. Let's find out how well you control the bridge.' He shifted to make some noice and distract them some more.

Kelly looked over at Djinx when he shifted around. "Someone stun that spotted freak."


===[Flight Deck]===

Alexander, internally was pissed for she'd lost complete control over herself. What was even more annoying was she couldn't seem to stop her intruder from rifling through her memories, looking for the skills and information it needed to survive. She'd been talking to some of the other converted, they had many more now, when she suddenly tilted her head. Then she straightened, "We have orders. We are to launch and destroy Geisler's runabout. Move!" The command in her voice was unmistakable and she gave truth to her works as she moved toward her craft. Only to stumble briefly as Archer flooded her with more memories then even that one could handle at once, "Keep on and I will kill everyone you know..." she muttered continuing and jumping in her craft. Archer gave her a mental middle finger.

On the flight deck, Aurilia saw Alexander powering up her fighter and powered her weapons up. "Stand down, Archer," she called over the coms as she manuevered her Gryphon in front of the flight deck doors.

"You've got to be kidding me..." Alexander muttered as she scanned through Archer's memories of the other pilot. She didn't think the other would fire inside the Blackhawk but she was literally sitting in the way. And she wasn't a 100% on that not firing thing either, maybe 90% sure? Other infected pilots were climbing into their craft and going through swift pre-flight checks. She glared at Griffin a, "Do something." way. Then opened a com, "I can't do that Moretti." She said uncharacteristically using Tango's last name, not having had a lot of time to get used to the memories in this body. "We've got orders to bring the Captain in safely." She tried to bluff, considering her options.

"I swear by everything I believe in that I'll kill every last person on this flight deck if you try to get by me," Aurilia warned and transmitted her voice outside of the cockpit and over the comms as she inched the Gryphon up and activated her micro torpedo launchers and phasers.

Griffin, or rather the entity that had inhabited Griffin's body sorted through reams of memories, looking for something that would be of use. It took a moment, but it finally came up with an idea. Every fighter in the bay, it discovered through Griffin's mind, had a prefix code that allowed for remote control in the case that the pilot was incapacitated. All it had to do was find the prefix code...

Griffin watched helplessly as his hands worked a maintenance console and began looking through the Black Hawk's database. He roiled and roared, bending all his will to influence the thing that had taken over his body, but to no avail. He willed his hands to still as they found the code and, with the press of a few buttons, connected to the fighter.

"I can destroy it or disable it, which do you prefer?" Griffin's voice, oddly calm and cool spoke to the woman who had provided the new body.

Alexander had been flipping through options, not helped by the fact Archer kept looping helpful memories on how crazy Tango was. When Griffin spoke up with his offer, the entity breathed a mental sigh of relief as Archer cursed. "disable" She said, after all they might still be able to use her "complete lockdown but somewhere else." The other infected pilots were ready now as well and she was eager to get moving.

Elsewhere Galahad, trying to back up Tango, tried to 'quietly' bring his systems online.

Hearing Griffin's voice and seeing him at the console, she locked eyes with Archer and attempted to fire a volley of micro torpedos before her fighter was shut down.

Joey arrived on the flight deck half expecting to see the runabout had gotten through the fighters only to discover the fighters were still on board the ship with one blocking the doors. What in the seven levels of hell was going on here? Anger began to boil inside of her. There was little to no chance she'd be heard over the fighters, which meant she'd have to get the attention of the pilots another way. She pulled her phaser and raised it to the air toward the ceiling where nothing vital happened to be, then fired, sending debris clattering to the floor a safe distance from everything and one. It was definitely one way to draw attention to herself and the officer with her.

If the sight of the red uniform wearing officer didn't get Aurilia's attention, the phaser fire at the ceiling certainly did. "Sweet Kingon," she yelped and tried to worm down deeper in her cockpit.

Camila came in behind Joey and approved of her method of getting everyone's attention. She set her phaser on wide beam and covered Joey's blind spots. "Anyone does anything stupid gets to answer to this," she warned. "I use the higher settings for the terminally stupid." She brought the phaser around towards the fighters. "Both of you out of those fighters, now!" she ordered.

Aurilia looked for a weapon, but the cramped cockpit didn't have a spare phaser laying around and there was the matter of Archer, Griffin and the others on the flight deck that were acting weird. She reluctantly popped the canopy and brought her hands out first to show they were empty, then slowly stood up. "Please don't shoot. I'm Ensign Moretti."

"I don't care who you are," Camila said. "Get out of that bird and stand with the others." She indicated a group of converted that she recognized by their facial twitches. "Now!"

The redheaded pilot looked towards Archer's fighter and hoped the crazy bitch didn't decided to blow her way off the flight deck as she climbed out. She swallowed and looked at the group that the Chief of Security had indicated, then swallowed harder and headed towards them.

A security officer looked at the approaching pilot and drew his phaser to make sure the pilot wouldn't try anything. His left eyelid fluttered twice, hoping that the redhead's Dolmoqour would reply in kind.

Aurilia wondered what was going on with half the crew seemingly armed and herding the others around, the screams before they turned quiet and then the Security and Intel Chief seeming to contradict each other. She watched the guy wink at her and sighed. "Sorry. My boyfriend would eat you for breakfast, so no thanks."

The security officer knew what to do now, especially since he was aware that she had not yet become a host. He set the intensity of the phaser upward just so she would hear the action and raised his phaser to make her aware of how serious this was. "Stop right there," he warned her. "Turn around."

"I don't think so," the redheaded pilot said as she eyed the phaser. "I'd rather not get shot in the back by a traitor, so if you're going to do it, do it."

He narrowed his eyes and stepped forward, his phaser still extended. The moment he was within range, he suddenly dropped the phaser, and lifted his other hand, where a Dolmoqour was disguised in his palm. With a quick motion, he brought his hand across, intending to slap Moretti.

Luckily, years at the Academy playing Velocity had taught her a thing or do about not being hit and how to block a hit. She ducked down under the hand that was swinging at her and lunged for the phaser like she was trying to score a point against an opponent. Only my normal opponents aren't armed with phasers, she thought as she hoped she wouldn't die soon.

Despite the fact that he missed, he turned his hand as it passed over Moretti's head and dropped the parasite on her head. He then tried to move away from her in hopes that she would not get the phaser. It wouldn't matter in a moment anyway, for Moretti would not be herself much longer.

Aurilia's hand closed over the phaser a moment before she felt something move against her ear. What did the guy do to her? She tried to yank down the hand with the phaser while bringing her other hand up, but that threw her off balance. She cursed and hit the deck, then screamed as she felt something go in her ear. She rolled and slapped at it, trying to dislodge whatever it was, then she screamed again and her back bucked off the floor and she fell over on her side and screamed again as the Dolmoqour seized her mind and began to assimilate her memories.

The security officer, pleased with himself, turned and nodded to the Chief Intelligence Officer. The remainder of the pilots had been converted to the Dolmoqour cause.

"No! Alexander, you and the others get the hell out of here and do what the hell you were ordered to do," Joey shouted. "Now!"

Feeling useless Galahad powered up his fighter too as if to go with the others. He had no idea what was happening but no one seemed to notice him yet so why not.

"Aye Ma'am!" Alexander replied, "Flight on my Wing" she announced to the other pilots and aiming for the second exit they began heading out as fast as safety permitted. Galahad, still uninfected, attempting to tag along.

The Dolmoqour piloting Griffin's mind and body ran his hands over the console, quickly disabling the fighter's power, weapons and comm systems. It then took a minute to take stock of the mountain it had inherited. An angry mind, full of rage and despair. A body was showing several signs of not being cared for very well, but was still very powerful for what the Dolmoqour understood to be the limit of human capabilities. "This fighter is in good condition," he spoke to Aurilia, his booming voice calm and cool. "Your host is a pilot. Are you capable of piloting it?"

By now, the Dolmoqour had broken through Aurilia's defenses and accessed the information the young pilot had. "I do and she's a hotel sierra pilot, whatever that means. She thinks highly of her flying skills. And something called alcohol."


===[Space]===

"Right on time," Harvey muttered, watching the sensors. Another time, he would be proud of the 325th for their response time and quick action. For now, he would have to settle for dread and place all of his hopes in Commander Walsh that he could get the ship to the collision point. "Phasers are ready. Mister Kemm, please tell me the LRADs are ready, as well as your transporter finesse."

"As ready as they're ever going to be," replied the Kelpian lieutenant.

"Yep, they're trained well. Filthy Dolmoquor have access to some of the best," said Terry. He input some plans for evasive maneuvers while en route for the collision. But he held off using them for the moment. "I have a backup plan though, Captain. Before I left, my Dolmoquor left strict instructions not to launch unless I ordered it. If worse comes to worse, I can try a verbal stand-down. Try and make them think I'm still one of them." He saw the fighters would be on them any minute and got ready for the big dance.

"You can give it a shot," Harvey agreed, despite how uncertain he was that it would work. "Just be ready for them to not accept you."

Terry nodded. "In a perfect world... But then, this Zone is far from a perfect world. Nasty, controlling fish bait." He tapped at the piloting controls again. "Brace yourselves. Any second now."

Alexander lead a team of seven fighters including herself, a very minor thing but she never thought an uninfected would do what Galahad was now doing, so in reality she had 5 other infected besides herself. The poor Ensign was flying in formation trying really hard to thinking blending in thoughts, still wishing he had more information. If he pinged the other fighters they'd know it. He wasn't even sure all were in the weird place Alexander seemed to be in but he did know things weren't adding up and he planned to listen in, waiting for what he didn't know.

"Ryan." She said to another pilot, "Take M'len and Roose into..." She paused trying to find the knowledge, Archer still throwing up mental roadblocks via memory overload but she got there in the end, it was getting easier to deflect. She would have to do something about that though, even a millisecond behind the console of a fighter could be life or death. For now she continued her orders, "Form grid 4 formation, maximum scanning and overlapping fire ranges. Weapons on stand by."

"They've charged weapons," Harvey reported. "Our forward and last functioning rear bank are online, and targets acquired." Looking to Walsh, Harvey stated, "Let's get this over with. Get us to the ship as quickly as possible."

"I'll give her all she's got, Captain," replied Terry. He pushed the runabout as hard as he dared to the Black Hawk...to the coordinates.

"Sixty seconds to shield perimeter," Lieutenant Kemm reported. "Transporter locks are secure for six lifesigns and our destination."

Alexander locked eyes on her HUD watching the shuttle, it was making for them or maybe for the ship she didn't know or much care. It was the shuttle the Captain had left in that was the big part of what she wanted to know. Reactions slowed very slightly by the fact she had to keep pulling memory. This particular ride along was not a pilot herself but was getting faster "Grid vector 45.7 formation. I want to meet it away from the ship." She didn't trust why it was coming on to them like this and instinct had her wanting to deal with this in the depths of space. Especially if they blew it. She knew blowing it inside the Black Hawks shield bubble would be stupid.

The other pilots shifted in a sort of swarm style meant to block and react quickly to hem in an enemy. Weapons firing solutions ready to lock on the shuttle when they got within range as Galahad considered a plan to disable as many fighters as he could before they discovered him or took him out.

"Less than a minute to...." He paused when he looked out the front of the runabout. "What in the world are they doing?! An unidentified craft is less than sixty seconds from the Black Hawk's shield perimeter and they're forming a fighter screen? I swear if they weren't Dolmoquor I'd give the whole lot of them a ripping like they'd never had!" He sighed. "I suppose we could be thankful that they are Dommie and not my regular pilots. If they were, we would have already been in trouble." He turned to the Kelpian engineer. "Time to impact, Lieutenant Kemm?"

"Forty seconds to the shield perimeter," Kemm said, not looking up from the center console in front of the transporter. "Forty-five to impact."

"Forty to forty-five seconds...I can dodge anything they might try to throw at us. You should get everyone ready for an infiltration beam-in, Captain," he said to the man who'd been monitoring the what was left of the weapons system. "Hopefully we won't have to start shooting right away, but you never know." The big man paused for a second before he realized what he'd just said and to whom he said it. "Uh, I mean, I recommend it, Sir."

Harvey smirked, liking the fact that his squadron commander had gone from apologetic and remorseful to commanding and defiant in less than an hour. This could bode well for the crew as everyone was freed. "We're about as ready as we could ever be," he told Walsh. To be sure, he shot a glance back at Kemm.

Kemm glanced up at the Captain in return. He didn't have to provide a facial expression, however difficult it was for a Kelpien to do, to display how he felt about the entire situation. The exposed threat ganglia took care of that. "Thirty seconds," he droned.

Terry nodded. "Right, Sir. Let's get the job done, then." Combat was combat to the old Marine, whether it was in space with fighters or in a ship with people.

"Open fire". Alexander said cursing the error she saw too late as the craft came onward, the fighters continued forward and opened fire as soon as there was a lock. One of fighters got its shots very close to Alexander but she she didn't pay attention to the idiot that fired it as she was too busy dodging. It did throw off her shot, growling she ignored Archer's glee as Alexander bent with renewed determination to the console, caution gone now.

"Shields at forty percent!" Kemm cried out from his console. "Containment fields on the warp core are failing! We're looking at two minutes until a core breach."

Harvey fought the urge to curse and struggled to maintain his composure. It it hadn't been for the beating the runabout took on its first flight through the minefield, the damage probably wouldn't have been that extensive. But, one way or another, the faithful Mississippi was about to have her last hurrah. "Time to perimeter?" Harvey asked.

"Ten seconds!" Kemm cried back.

The Captain kept his eyes fixated out the forward viewport and fired twice from the forward phaser array. The first shot narrowly missed a fighter, but the second shot landed directly on a fighter's wing. Harvey hoped that the wounding wasn't fatal. More of his crew would die today, but he didn't want any of it to be at his hands.

Terry tried to dodge the blasts as best as possible. But there were so many fighters against their little runabout that they were bound to take some shots. Kemm's exclamations after one of the hits confirmed it. Terry shook his head...he'd been in two vessels today that were having a warp core breach. What kind of crappy luck was that?

An indicator on the console told him that those ten seconds had passed. "We're through the shields, Captain. Collision course set for deflector control and standing by for computer controlled piloting."

"Dropping shields!" Harvey shouted, quickly running his hands across the panel as the Black Hawk now filled the viewport. "Now, Mister Kemm!" A heartbeat later, Harvey could literally feel the transporter begin to disassemble his body atom by atom and convert him into energy. The process soon left the Mississippi vacant, leaving her to run on her own power towards the ship's mighty hull.

The explosion, to those who could see and appreciate it, was fantastic. Corroded by the cosmozoan a month ago, the Black Hawk's engineering hull was little match for the battering ram and disintegrated with the collision. The runabout's remaining nacelle tumbled off into the void of space, as did the runabout's remaining antimatter. As quickly as it had begun, the fireball disappeared, leaving behind a gigantic hole in the side of the ship. Around the bend, the mighty deflector dish began to flicker and fade. Harvey's target had met its mark and achieved exactly what it hoped to accomplish.

Now the real fight for the Black Hawk would begin.

In the immediate aftermath it was all Alexander and the others could do to maintain control of their crafts as the energy ripple from the after math blew outward. Systems screamed alarms, HUDS overloaded briefly and for a few seconds it was sheer chaos.


===[Flight Deck]===

Joey was pleased. The fighters would be able to prevent Geisler and the others from making it back onto the ship. That remained her line of thinking until an explosion rocked the ship, sending the infected woman crashing to the floor beneath her. She cursed, able to brace herself from taking any major damage, but the bumps and bruises would smart later. "What the hell was that?"

Camila staggered and fired her phaser when the explosion rocked the ship and hit a Petty Officer in the chest and putting a nice hole in him. She cursed in Italian and looked at the pregnant host of the other Dolmoqour. "Get up," she said, offering her free hand.

Accepting the offered hand, Joey got to her feet. "Find out what's going on."
          

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Video: Chasing Fabio Wibmer Through Germany with a Racing Drone  in 'Follow Fabio'

Impressive racing drone shots and riding.
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Champions League - Lokomotiv Mosca Vs Juventus 4°giornata Champions: Analisi e pronostico (Ilraddoppio)

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Pemimpin Al-Shabab Tampak Sebagian dalam Video Pertama Kalinya

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Para militan al-Shabab di Somalia telah merilis video yang untuk pertama kalinya memperlihatkan sebagian gambar tubuh dari pemimpin kelompok militan itu, Abu Ubaidah. Video itu, yang dirilis hari Selasa (5/11), menunjukkan pertemuan Ubaidah dengan pejuang Al-Shabab di hutan sebelum penyerbuan kelompok itu yang gagal pada 30 September terhadap Ballidogle, pangkalan udara yang digunakan oleh pasukan AS di Somalia. Video itu memperlihatkan tangan dan bahu Ubaidah tetapi mengaburkan wajahnya. Suaranya terdengar berbicara kepada calon penyerang, memberitahu mereka untuk menargetkan personel militer AS dalam serangan itu. "Target terbesar kita hari ini adalah orang Amerika, bukan orang yang murtad," katanya. "Satu-satunya alasan kita mengerahkan semua upaya ini dan melakukan semua persiapan hari ini adalah untuk menyerang pasukan Amerika. Karena itu operasi harus dilakukan dengan sangat efisien." AS telah menawarkan hadiah hingga $ 6 juta untuk informasi yang mengarah kepada penangkapan Ubaidah. Ubaidah, sebelumnya dikenal sebagai Ahmed Diriye, menjadi Amir al-Shabab pada 2014 setelah kematian pemimpin sebelumnya, Ahmed Abdi Godane. Godane adalah salah satu dari banyak militan dan pemimpin al-Shabab yang tewas dalam serangan pesawat dan drone AS. Video baru ini menunjukkan wajah-wajah dan nama sekitar puluhan militan yang ikut dalam serangan Ballidogle. Pejabat Somalia dan AS mengatakan semua militan yang ikut dalam serangan itu tewas sebelum menembus pangkalan itu. (my/jm)
          

Episode 250 — See Clearly Now

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Augmented vision via holographic tabletops, drone cameras, blind spot solutions, virtually painting and rumored AR glasses. Oh, and a few stories on EVs, bots and emojis thrown in for good measure. Continue reading
          

8.3 PTR Build 32424 Mounts - Brown Alpaca, Mail Muncher, Malevolent Drone

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The 8.3 PTR added several more mounts, including a Brown Alpaca from Vol'dun, Mail Muncher from Horrific Visions, and Malevolent Drone from Uldum.

also received a source - you must turn in 1 to a vendor in Vale of Eternal Blossoms.

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These Researchers Are Using AI Drones to More Safely Track Wildlife

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SJRC F11 Pro Review – 2K Camera Drone With Some Cool Features

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Ladrones de energía.

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Atesorar.

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Atesoren, más bien, en el Cielo donde ni la polilla ni el orín corroen, ni los ladrones socavan, porque donde está tu tesoro, allí está también tu corazón". Mateo 6, 20, 21.

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New drone, underwater footage of orcas stuns researchers, gives intimate look at killer whales' family life

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‘Largest Jesus Christ Statue’ Is Now Shepherd Of The Internet With Antennas

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“World’s largest statue” of Jesus Christ based in Świebodzin, Poland has now been equipped with an antenna assembly in its crown.

It can now distribute internet signals, thanks to an order by the parish priest in the same area, the one who also called for the building of the monument, per Slavorum

The community itself is purportedly not aware of the development, while the internet provider has stated that the priest wanted internet distribution to “monitor in the parish.”

To capture a clearer picture of the statue’s crown, journalists had to deploy a drone, revealing images of visible antennas within the statue’s crown.

The representative from the internet provider stated that the “video surveillance system” was agreed upon by the locals, but did not provide details from the contract.

Meanwhile, the church did not give any comments to journalists. The antennas were found to be able to distribute the internet effectively due to the height of the statue. The whole statue, from the bottom to the top of Christ’s crown, measures up to 52.5 meters (172 feet) altogether.

It is unclear how the locals are reacting to their internet browsing sessions being received by the statue of the Lord.

Worlds Largest Jesus Christ Statue From Poland Began Distributing Internet From Antennas In His Crown https://t.co/Xl181yjH2O pic.twitter.com/5VFDsM22m9

— Slavorum (@Slavorum) May 6, 2018



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Hamas Downs Zionist Regime’s Drone

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Ο ελληνικός ηλεκτρονικός παρεμβολέας UAV είναι εδώ και χρησιμοποιείται…

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Ο ελληνικός ηλεκτρονικός παρεμβολέας UAV είναι εδώ και χρησιμοποιείται…
“Από 1 έως 2 Ιουλίου 2019, στο πλαίσιο της συνεχούς προσπάθειας αναβάθμισης της εκπαίδευσης και βελτίωσης της επιχειρησιακής ετοιμότητας και ικανότητας των στελεχών του ∆’ ΣΣ, πραγματοποιήθηκε εκπαίδευση χειριστών παρεµβολέα ΣΜΗΕΑ ΚΕΤΕΣ στο Στρατόπεδο ΑΠΟΣΤΟΛΙ∆Η». 
Αυτή η είδηση δημοσιεύτηκε στο περιοδικό «Στρατός και Ενημέρωση» του ΓΕΣ, στο τεύχος 53.
Τι σηματοδοτεί όμως η εξέλιξη αυτή; Είναι ένα πρώτο και σημαντικό βήμα προς την αντιμετώπιση της απειλής των τουρκικών UAV. 
Το σύστημα που ανέπτυξε το ΚΕΤΕΣ (Κέντρο Έρευνας και Τεχνολογίας Ελληνικού Στρατού) είναι ένα εφοδιασμένο με παρεμβολέα συχνοτήτων “όπλο” που “βάλλει” σήματα παρεμβολών κατά των αντιπάλων UAV, ώστε να χάνεται ο έλεγχος από τον χειριστή του με αποτέλεσμα το αερόχημα να κατέρχεται αυτόματα στο έδαφος.
Περισσότερες λεπτομέρειες για το σύστημα δεν είναι γνωστές, αν και παρουσιάστηκε στην πρόσφατη ΔΘΕ, στο περίπτερο των ΕΔ. 
Φαίνεται πως το σύστημα ήδη χρησιμοποιείται από την 1η ΤΑΞΑΣ. (Οι φωτογραφίες προέρχονται από το ενδιαφέρον Veteranos.gr)

          

Drone delivery of prescription medicines begins in USA

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UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) and CVS Pharmacy have successfully completed two revenue-generating drone deliveries for medical prescriptions from a CVS pharmacy directly to consumers’ homes. The flights, which took place on November 1 in Cary, North Carolina, used the M2 drone system by Matternet. For the final delivery, the drone hovered about 20ft over the [...]

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Drone video shows how far barge trapped above Horseshoe Falls moved in storm

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Iron Scow screen grab Nov. 6

Niagara Parks Commission has determined exactly how far strong winds and rains shifted a historic iron scow at the top of the Canadian side of Niagara Falls last Thursday — which had been stuck in the same place for more than 100 years.


          

Latest World News, World News, Current Affairs, Daily Current Affairs

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Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:32 PM PST











Picture Of The Day

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:24 PM PST

A B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, assigned to the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, sits on the flight line, Oct 24, 2019. Consistent training and exercising validates the B-2Õs ability to respond to challenges all over the globe. (Sr. Airman Thomas Barley/Air Force)

WNU Editor: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... Best photos of the week: Nov. 4, 2019 (Defense News).

Majority Of U.S. Voters Say President Trump Will Be Re-Elected In 2020 Despite Impeachment Process

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:16 PM PST

U.S. President Donald Trump sits for an exclusive interview with Reuters journalists in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Daily Mail: Comfortable majority of voters say Trump WILL be re-elected in 2020 despite impeachment process – including one-third of Democrats

* A new poll found that 56 percent of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020
* That includes 85 percent of Republicans, 51 percent of independents and 35 percent of Democrats, according to the Politico/Morning Consult survey
* Pollsters found that voters believed that Trump's voters were twice as likely than Hillary Clinton's to be 'very motivated' to go vote
* Another poll found that the percentage of voters who believe Trump should win re-election hasn't significantly changed since the impeachment inquiry opened

A majority of registered voters believe President Trump will win again in 2020.

A new Politico/Morning Consult poll found that 56 percent of all voters said Trump will be re-elected next year. The president obviously has an edge with Republicans, with 85 percent saying a Trump 2.0 is happening.

But a majority of independents - 51 percent - agreed. Even a third of Democrats, 35 percent, said they believed there would be four more years of President Trump.

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WNU Editor: He will be difficult to defeat. President Trump has the advantage of the incumbency and the bully-pulpit. The economy is also doing well, and his base overwhelmingly supports him. The Democrat candidates for President are also not inspiring, and I have trouble seeing them being able to attract independent voters. But the election is still far away. A lot can happen in 12 months.

Should CIA Director Gina Haspel Protect The Ukraine Whistleblower From President Trump?

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:10 PM PST

CIA Director Gina Haspel is sworn by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence as President Donald Trump looks on and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo holds the bible during ceremonies at the headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Virginia, U.S. May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque © Reuters

NBC: Intel officials want CIA Director Gina Haspel to protect Ukraine whistleblower from Trump

As Trump allies denounce the whistleblower, pressure is building on CIA Director Gina Haspel to take a stand, say current and ex intelligence officials.

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump and his allies continue to denounce the CIA whistleblower whose complaint led to an impeachment investigation, pressure is building on the spy agency's director, Gina Haspel, to take a stand on the matter, current and former intelligence officials tell NBC News.

"It will be incumbent on her to protect the whistleblower — and by extension, the organization — moving forward," Marc Polymeropoulos, a recently retired CIA officer who oversaw operations in Europe and Russia, said in an interview. "This is a seminal moment for her leadership, and I'm confident she will do the right thing."

So far, Haspel has been publicly silent as Trump has railed about the whistleblower, a CIA analyst, on Twitter. So has the director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire.

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WNU Editor: There is a problem with this "CIA analyst". He was removed from the White House for lying and leaking. He is implicated in filing a complaint against President Trump and Ukraine that has led to this impeachment inquiry, even though his complaint is at odds with the transcript that was released. He is a well known Democrat activist who is closely affiliated with former Obama intelligence officials whose opposition to President Trump is well known. Bottom line. This is a person who has used his CIA position to pursue a political agenda against the President and his policies. In this context, this is someone that I am sure CIA Director Gina Haspel does not want to step in and defend.

Democrats' 'Star Impeachment Witness' Admits He Was Not On The Trump-Ukraine Call, And That His Sole Source Of Information Was From The NY Times

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 09:17 PM PST


Zero Hedge: Democrats' 'Star Witness' Admits He Wasn't On Trump-Ukraine Call, Sole Source Was NY Times

House Democrats have released the latest in the series of heavily-redacted transcripts of the secret hearings they had undertaken in recent weeks - that of Bill Taylor - the top US diplomat in Ukraine - ahead of his public testimony next week.

As The Hill notes, Taylor is viewed as a key witness who previously testified in meticulous detail about what he considered an effort by Trump and his allies to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that would benefit Trump politically.

In leaked copies of his 15-page opening statement, Taylor voiced concerns that the Trump administration had withheld nearly $400 million in aid as leverage to get Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations into interference in the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden, one of his leading 2020 political rivals.

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WNU Editor: When you listen to the main stream media they are saying that Ambassador Bill Taylor is a critical witness to President Trump's demand for a quid-pro-quo from the Ukraine government on military aid and an investigation on the Bidens .... Why William Taylor's testimony is central to the impeachment inquiry (PBS). But when you read his transcript .... READ: Testimony Of William Taylor, Acting U.S. Envoy To Ukraine (NPR), the story is very different where he admits that his source of information comes SOLELY from the New York Times?!?!?! You gotta be kidding me. His sole source of information that he is basing his testimony on is from the New York Times?!?!?! It is not surprising that the main stream media is ignoring this critical admission. Kudos to the above post from Zero Hedge and The Federalist .... Testimony Transcript Shows William Taylor Never Talked To Trump, Wasn't Even On July 25 Phone Call (The Federalist) for their summary and analysis on Bill Taylor's testimony. As for the Democrats hoping that he will be their "star witness" next week, my advice to them is that they find a better witness.

Saudi Arabia Recruited Twitter Workers To Spy On Critics Of Saudi Regime

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 08:47 PM PST



CNBC: Justice Department charges two former Twitter employees with spying for Saudi Arabia

* The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.
* The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses.

The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged two former Twitter employees for spying on users on behalf of Saudi Arabia.

The charges allege that Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo used their employee credentials to access information about specific Twitter users, including their email addresses, birth dates, phone numbers and internet protocol addresses. A third individual, Ahmed Almutairi, was also charged for acting as an intermediary between the Twitter employees and the Saudi government, the Justice Department said.

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More News On Saudi Arabia Recruiting Twitter Workers To Spy On Critics Of Saudi Regime

US: Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on users -- AP
Two former Twitter employees accused of spying for Saudi Arabia -- Euronews/Reuters
Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia -- The Hill
Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. charges -- NBC
Twitter employees recruited by Saudi Arabia to spy on kingdom's critics, US prosecutors say -- The Independent
Former Twitter employees charged with spying for Saudi Arabia by digging into the accounts of kingdom critics -- The Washington Post
Three charged in US with spying on Twitter users for Saudi Arabia -- Twitter

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 04:00 PM PST

Jesse Barajas searches for the remains of his brother José, who was was dragged from his ranch on 8 April 2019 and has not been seen since, last month near the town of Tecate. Photograph: Emilio Espejel/The Guardian

Tom Phillips, The Guardian: 'The disappeared': searching for 40,000 missing victims of Mexico's drug wars

José Barajas, who was snatched from his home, joins the ever-swelling ranks of thousands of desaparecidos, victims of the drug conflict that shows no sign of easing

As he set off into the wilderness under a punishing midday sun, Jesse Barajas clutched an orange-handled machete and the dream of finding his little brother, José.

"He's not alive, no. They don't leave people alive," the 62-year-old said as he slalomed through the parched scrubland of tumbleweed and cacti where they had played as kids. "Once they take someone they don't let you live."

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- November 6, 2019

Deadly ambush shows Mexico lost control of area -- Peter Orsi and Maria Verza, AP

The epic struggle behind Iraq's protests -- CSM Editorial

A Month of Anti-government Protests in Iraq -- Alan Taylor, The Atlantic

As US dithers over human rights, China opens its arms to Prabowo Subianto, the Indonesian defence minister with a chequered past - Amy Chew, SCMP

From Singapore to Sweden, China's overbearing campaign for influence is forcing countries to resist and recalibrate relations with Beijing -- Drew Thompson, SCMP

New Silk Road money is paving the Old Silk Roads -- Alexander Kruglov, Asia Times

Why India pulled out of the RCEP free trade deal -- Rahul Mishra, DW

Why is India's pollution much worse than China's? -- BBC

One year to go for Tanzania's President Magufuli and the reviews are mixed -- Cristina Krippahl, DW

Study: Russia's web-censoring tool sets pace for imitators -- Tami Abdollah, AP

UK election campaign: Who wants what on EU issues? -- Rob Mudge, DW

Explainer: Chile's constitutional conundrum - To change or not to change? -- Natalia A. Ramos Miranda, Reuters

Revisiting the End of the Cold War -- John Lewis Gaddis & Elmira Bayrasli, Project Syndicate

Why Are So Many Countries Witnessing Mass Protests? -- The Economist

World News Briefs -- November 6, 2019

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:36 PM PST

An Iranian flag flutters in front of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

Reuters: Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said on Thursday, further stepping away from its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers.

The agreement bans enrichment and nuclear material from Fordow. But with feedstock gas entering its centrifuges, the facility, built inside a mountain, will move from the permitted status of research plant to being an active nuclear site.

"After all successful preparations ... injection of uranium gas to centrifuges started on Thursday at Fordow ... all the process has been supervised by the inspectors of the U.N. nuclear watchdog," the AEOI said in a statement, Iranian media reported

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MIDDLE EAST

Turkey's Erdogan speaks with Trump, to visit Washington next week.

Houthis fire missiles at Yemen's Mokha port, military coalition says.

Iraqi security forces break up protests in Battle of the Bridges.

Civilian deaths as Idlib hospital struck by Russian air raids.

Turkey says Kurdish fighters still remain in safe zone near Syrian border.

Iran begins process of fuelling centrifuges at Fordow.

Riyadh has 'open channel' with Yemen rebels: Saudi official. Riyadh in talks with Yemen rebels, Saudi official says.

Lebanon protesters seek to shut down key state institutions.

World Bank urges Lebanon to form govt, warns of recession.

Jordan police arrest man after stabbing attack at popular tourist site.

ASIA

China urges re-elected Canadian government to free Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.

Over a dozen killed in attack in Thailand's Yala province. 15 defense volunteers killed in Thailand attack. 15 killed in suspected rebel attacks in Thailand's south.

Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack. ISIL blamed for deadly attack on Tajik border outpost.

Two suspected suicide bombers from Egypt killed in Philippines.

Hong Kong protesters don Guy Fawkes masks to mark month since mask ban. Water cannons deployed in Tsim Sha Tsui as Hong Kong protesters wearing 'V for Vendetta' masks test new 'flash mob' tactic of assembling at short notice.

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho stabbed in Hong Kong.

Facebook video shows PNG police kicking, hitting and stomping on group of men.

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy announces Saturday return.

South Korea promotes DMZ 'peace zone' with new video.

AFRICA

At least 37 killed in attack on Canadian miner Semafo convoy in Burkina Faso.

Water crisis builds in Egypt as dam talks falter, temperatures rise.

France says its troops killed a leading jihadist in the Sahel.

10 civilians killed in militia attack in eastern DRCongo.

Sudan rebels insist new parliament be formed only after peace deal.

UN calls for action as Somalia floods affect 200,0000 children.

US Nile talks 'not a negotiation', says Ethiopia.

Two killed in strike on Libya police station: ministry.

Libya migrant attack: UN investigators suspect foreign jet bombed centre.

Mozambique detains elite police chief over election observer's murder.

EUROPE

Mike Pompeo carries divisive US messages to Germany.

Sweden charges man with spying on Iranian exiles.

Johnson tries to shake off rocky start as UK election begins.

PM's election campaign launch marred by gaffe, resignation and doctored video.

Spain's far-right Vox surges in wake of Catalan independence protests.

Local German conservatives cause uproar with call for talks with far right.

Putin: New weapons will offer Russia reliable protection.

EU urges faster Greece vetting of migrants as arrivals soar.

Hungarian mayor resigns after yacht orgy video.

Netherlands: '4,000 schools shut' in teacher strike.

Italy to become first country to make studying climate change compulsory in schools.

AMERICAS

Exclusive: Brazil likely to vote with U.S. against Cuba at U.N. over embargo.

US Diplomat had 'clear understanding' of Ukraine quid pro quo.

McConnell says Senate would acquit Trump if trial held today.

Democrats win control of Virginia Legislature. Democrat declares upset victory in Kentucky governor race.

Heavily armed hitman of rival El Chapo cartel is arrested over Mormon massacre after a stand-off at the US border where he held two HOSTAGES as heartbreaking photos show devastated relatives visiting the scene of the massacre.

Mexico ambush: Boy, 13, walked 23km for help after gun attack.

United States sanctions 5 Venezuelan officials.

Chile: president promotes minimum wage hike to quell unrest.

Chile's Pinera resists call to resign over protests.

Chilean protest footage captures police officers on fire after molotov cocktail explosion.

Thousands of Bolivians march over disputed election.

TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR

Pakistan failed to stop terror groups from recruiting & raising funds, US report сlaims.

German man fighting for Kurds killed in Syria.

Turkey captured al-Baghdadi's wife and didn't make fuss like US – Erdogan.

ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS

Wall St. ends near flat; healthcare shares gain but trade deal delay weighs.

Europeans look to China as global partner, shun Trump's US.

Xi Jinping's Brazil trip 'may be too soon' for China to sign partial US trade war deal.

Macron in China: Xi hails $15 billion trade contracts as 'strong signal of free trade'.

Michael Jackson's iconic moonwalk socks are tipped to sell for over $1MILLION at auction... more than a decade on from his passing.

Israel Expects To Be Engaged In A Major War Very Soon

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 03:01 PM PST

Ali Hashisho / Reuters

Michael Oren, The Atlantic: The Coming Middle East Conflagration

Israel is bracing itself for war with Iranian proxies, as Tehran escalates its provocations. But what will the United States do if conflict comes?

The senior ministers of the Israeli government met twice last week to discuss the possibility of open war with Iran. They were mindful of the Iranian plan for a drone attack from Syria in August, aborted at the last minute by an Israeli air strike, as well as Iran's need to deflect attention from the mass protests against Hezbollah's rule in Lebanon. The ministers also reviewed the recent attack by Iranian drones and cruise missiles on two Saudi oil installations, reportedly concluding that a similar assault could be mounted against Israel from Iraq.

The Israel Defense Forces, meanwhile, announced the adoption of an emergency plan, code-named Momentum, to significantly expand Israel's missile defense capacity, its ability to gather intelligence on embedded enemy targets, and its soldiers' preparation for urban warfare. Israeli troops, especially in the north, have been placed on war footing. Israel is girding for the worst and acting on the assumption that fighting could break out at any time.

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WNU Editor: The Syrian conflict, unrest in Iraq, and the Yemen war is where the focus in the Middle East is right now. Another Hezbollah - Israel and/or Hamas - Israel war is not on people's radar.

Media Upset That Trump's Son Tweets Name Of Alleged Whistleblower Even Though His Name Was Revealed Last Week

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 01:00 PM PST


AFP: Impeachment: Trump's son tweets name of alleged whistleblower

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump's son published on Wednesday the name of the alleged anonymous whistleblower whose complaint fired the impeachment inquiry against Trump, breaking strict conventions for protecting officials who reveal wrongdoing in government.

Amid calls by the president himself to expose the whistleblower, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted the name of a CIA analyst which has circulated online for weeks, and linked to a Breitbart news article implying the person was pro-Democrat and anti-Trump.

AFP could not independently verify the whistleblower's identity and is not publishing the name.

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WNU Editor: This is actually old news. The identity of the "whistle-blower" was revealed last week .... The Identity Of The Anonymous 'Whistleblower' Who Triggered Impeachment Proceedings Against President Trump Is Suspected To Be A Well Known Democrat Activist (October 31, 2019). A picture of the "whistle-blower" is below.

Special Operations Air Force Member Goes Missing During Training Jump Over Gulf Of Mexico

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 12:40 PM PST

The airman was a part of the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in in Okaloosa County, Florida. He disappeared four miles south of the field over the Gulf of Mexico

Daily Mail: Desperate search launched for airman who fell out of Special Operations military plane 1,500 feet over the Gulf of Mexico and was last seen treading water after deploying his parachute

* A search is underway for a staff sergeant in training who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico Tuesday afternoon during a training exercise
* The unidentified Air Force airman was from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida
* He exited a C-130 four engine aircraft around 1.45pm from a height of 1,500 feet
* He deployed his parachute and was last seen treading water in the Gulf, approximately four miles south of Hurlburt Field
* As the aircraft turned to retrieve the man, crewmen lost sight of him
* Several vessels, three Air Force aircraft were deployed in the search
* The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Coast Guard are also on the scene

A desperate search is underway for a missing airman who disappeared into the Gulf of Mexico after suffering a parachute-jump mishap while exiting a Special Operations military plane.

The unidentified Air Force airman from the 24th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field was exiting a C-130 four-engine aircraft over the Gulf of Mexico during a training exercise around 1.45pm Tuesday when he suddenly vanished into the water below.

'The fall happened during a parachute-jump training exercise out of Hurlburt Field,' a report from the Air Force Times said.

The Coast Guard said the airman was a staff sergeant in training and fell out of the aircraft at 1,500 feet, according to WEAR.

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More News On A Special Operations Air Force Member Going Missing During A Training Jump Over The Gulf Of Mexico

Special tactics airman missing in Gulf of Mexico; search underway -- Air Force Times
Airman who fell from plane above Gulf of Mexico still missing -- NBC
Mobile area Coast Guard continue search for airman who fell from plane into Gulf of Mexico -- Al.com
Air Force member goes missing during training jump over Gulf of Mexico -- CBS
Airman fell from C-130 military aircraft while training over the Gulf of Mexico -- Defence-Blog
Coast Guard, Air Force, local agencies searching for a airman in the water near Destin -- FOX 10

ISIS Launched A Failed Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 11:00 AM PST


DW: Tajikistan: 17 killed in border outpost attack

Twenty masked gunmen launched a failed attack on a Tajik outpost on the border with Uzbekistan. The rare attack was quashed when border forces launched a counter operation and killed most of the raiders.

At least 17 people were killed in an overnight raid by armed men on an outpost on the border between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, Tajik authorities said on Wednesday.

"An armed group of 20 unknown masked individuals attacked a border outpost … using firearms," said Tajikistan's national security committee, according to Russian state-run news agency TASS.

Tajikistan's border forces said the assailants were members of the "Islamic State" (IS) militant group in Afghanistan.

At least five of the gunmen were detained and later provided critical intelligence during interrogations, authorities said.

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WNU Editor: I agree with this analysis .... Reported Attack In Tajikistan Could Have Broad Implications For Central Asia (RFE).

More News On Today's ISIS Attack On A Tajikistan Border Outpost With Uzbekistan

Many dead in Tajikistan 'firefight with IS' -- BBC
Fifteen IS jihadists killed in Tajikistan border attack -- AFP
Tajikistan: 17 killed in attack on border checkpoint -- Eurasianet
ISIL blamed for deadly attack on Tajik border outpost -- Al Jazeera

World Leaders Warn Iran To Stick To Nuclear Deal

Posted: 06 Nov 2019 10:24 AM PST



ABC News Online: World leaders warn Iran to stick to nuclear deal, as it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges

World leaders have called on Iran to fulfil the terms of its 2015 nuclear deal, after it begins injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow nuclear facility.

Iran has begun to further distance itself from a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers that curbed its atomic work, local media reported on Wednesday (local time).

The deal bans nuclear material from Fordow and, with the injection of uranium gas into its centrifuges, the facility will move from its permitted status of research plant to become an active nuclear site.

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WNU Editor: Aside from their rhetoric that everything is still OK .... Long way before JCPOA collapses, says Rouhani's chief of staff (MEHR News Agency), the Iranians are becoming more and more nervous .... Exclusive: Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats (Reuters).

          

Drone Uk: £ 1,000 fine if you don't take the test or register

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Drone Uk: £ 1,000 fine if you don't take the test or register
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Drone users can face fines of up to £1,000 if they fly their device while not passing an internet theory check or registering as Associate in Nursing operator, regulators have warned. kids and adults desperate to fly the gadgets from November thirty can ought to take the check to point out they'll do therefore ‘safely and legally’. WHO|those that|people who} fail or who don't register as a drone operator by that date can face a fine of up £1,000 beneath new rules from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).


Drone users must visit register-drones.caa.co.uk to access new system.

Registration theme opens on Tuesday and applies to anyone chargeable for a drone or unmanned  craft like a model plane consideration a minimum of 250g. Registrants are going to be given a singular ID that should be displayed on their devices. the method can value £9 and should be revived annually. The check can have twenty multiple selection queries, with candidates needing sixteen correct answers to pass. It may be taken as repeatedly pro re nata.

Department store John Lewis stopped mercantilism drones in could as a result of the chaos they're inflicting at airports. Drone sightings at Gatwick in Gregorian calendar month last year caused around one,000 flights to be off or amused over thirty six hours, touching over a hundred and forty,000 passengers within the run-up to Christmas.

A number of alternative airports are forced to suspend flights for many hours thanks to drone activity this year, as well as Heathrow. GB Airprox Board figures show there have been a hundred twenty five near-misses between drones and craft reported  in 2018, up by over a 3rd from ninety three the previous year. In March, the drone no-fly zone around airports was extended from 1km (0.6 miles) to 5km (3.1 miles). Dr Rob Hunter, head of flight safety at airline pilots’ union Balpa, aforementioned encouraging accountable drone use is ‘desperately required to make sure a collision between Associate in Nursing craft and a drone is avoided’.

He said: ‘We are line of work for drone registration for a few time currently as we have a tendency to believe that within the same method that alternative vehicles – be it those within the air or on the bottom – ar registered, therefore ought to drones.’ The CAA’s new platform also will be accustomed facilitate come back lost drones to their house owners. Anyone losing a drone is suggested to post their details on the Drones Reunited platform, whereas anyone United Nations agency finds one is inspired to examine if it's a identification number and enter the small print on-line. CAA assistant director of communications dessert apple Nicholson said: ‘The service is regarding giving one thing back to the community, serving to accountable drone house owners and operators to be reunited with lost drones and continue flying. ‘Our aim is for the Drones Reunited platform to become a necessary service for the drone community – the primary port of incorporate anyone United Nations agency has lost or found a drone.’

          

Drone Uk : scheme launch registration made compulsory

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Drone users within the Great Britain should currently sit a web check and pay a £9 annual fee or face a £1,000 fine when the launch of a compulsory national registration theme on Tuesday.

Owners ar obligated to spot and label all drones by thirty Nov, and operators should pass a check regarding legal and safe usage before they'll fly them.

The Civil Aviation Authority estimates that regarding one hundred thirty,000 folks can need to pay and register by the tip of the month.

All drones consideration quite 250g, that encompasses nearly virtually the littlest toys, should be registered and tagged with a novel licence range. this implies they're going to need to be grounded to spot their homeowners, however in future it can be done remotely or whereas drones ar within the air. Some models have already got transmitters that might modify that.
The government proclaimed the register in 2017 in response to growing concern over drone use, from importation medicine into prisons to the potential for collisions with planes around airports. Plans for a information of householders predated the foremost high-profile incident, the prolonged closure of Gatwick airfield last Gregorian calendar month once a drone was repeatedly flown close to the runway. additional legislation has since been tabled to reinforce police powers, together with potential on-the-scene fines.

Pilots welcome the launch of the register. The Balpa union’s head of flight safety, Rob Hunter, said: “This is another live to encourage accountable drone operation, that is urgently required to confirm a collision between AN craft and a drone is avoided.”

In a bid to melt the blow of necessary tests and charges for homeowners, the CAA is launching AN related  “drones reunited” website, citing analysis showing that quite one in four homeowners claims to own lost a drone. The platform can permit the CAA to come back obstinate drones, AN hazard that results from loss of power, poor signal, technical failure or operator error.

Drone Uk : scheme launch registration made compulsory


A CAA voice same the location would “give one thing back to the community, serving to accountable drone homeowners and operators to be reunited with lost drones and continue flying”.

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Drone Pilots: UK have 25 days to register their craft

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UK drone pilots have till the top of November to register their craft with the Civil Aviation Authority.

The obligatory demand to register covers any drone or model craft deliberation quite 250g (8.8oz). homeowners of unregistered drones might then face the threat of a fine.

At identical time, the CAA is beginning a service it hopes can reunite homeowners with their lost drones.

A quarter of homeowners have lost a drone at some purpose, CAA analysis suggests.

Most lost drones go missing due to malfunctions on the wing, the analysis indicates. This includes losing battery power, loss of signal or technology failures.

But 1 / 4 of cases involve pilots creating mistakes.

CAA interpreter eating apple Nicholson said: "Our aim is for the Drones Reunited platform to become an important service for the drone community - the primary port of imply anyone UN agency has lost, or found, a drone."

The CAA aforesaid anyone UN agency registered their drone would get free access to the service, that problems every device with a novel identification code.

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Pilots UN agency lose a drone are going to be able to record the loss via the CAA's drones-reunited web site. Anyone UN agency finds a felled  drone bearing associate ID range are going to be able to look it informed the location and inform its owner it's been situated.

UK drone pilots have 25 days to register their craft


Registering craft deliberation between 250g and 20kg prices £9 a year. Registered drone homeowners, UN agency should be over eighteen, can ought to pass an internet check that quizzes them on exploitation their device safely.

Anyone UN agency desires to fly a drone, together with youngsters, also will need to pass the check, which might be taken as persistently as needed.

Not all homeowners should register by thirty November. Exemptions are granted for members of many associations committed flying model craft or alternative tiny, remotely controlled craft like drones.

The 5 associations square measure

The UK Drone Association (Arpas UK)
British Model Flying Association
Scottish Aeromodellers' Association
Large Model Association
FPV UK
Simon, Dale, chief government of FPV kingdom, aforesaid it had opposed registration since it absolutely was declared. About 4,000 members of FPV kingdom square measure regular drone flyers.

"Registration can do nothing to boost safety or security as a result of dangerous actors won't register their drones," he said.

Instead, he said, the laws would place folks off model and drone flying.

Mr vale aforesaid FPV kingdom would still actively oppose registration.

He added: "Hopefully it'll be scrapped shortly, rather like the dog licence."

          

Drone pilots as well as kids can got to pass a theory take a look at and obtain a £9-a-year licence or face a £1,000 fine

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Drone pilots can shortly need to take a driving theory-style take a look at and find a £9-a-year licence to prove they will fly the gadgets ‘safely and legally’.

If pilots fly a drone once failing the net multiple-choice ‘ID’ quiz, they might face a fine of up to £1,000.

The scheme, launched by the Civil Aviation Authority nowadays, also will produce a register of all drones operated within the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Any drone or model craft advisement between 250g (9oz) and 20kg (44lbs) are going to be enclosed.

It could lead on to youngsters having Associate in Nursingd do} an communicating on Dec twenty five before flying drones they’ve been given for Christmas.

Regulators warn that increasing numbers of drones square measure crash-landed publically areas then abandoned – a observe dubbed ‘sky-tipping’.

To combat this, all drones registered with the CAA should show a singular code linking them to their homeowners.

Drone pilots including children will need to pass a theory test and get a £9-a-year licence or face a £1,000 fine


The 20-question take a look at to receive a pilot ID is free, however it'll price £9 a year to register a drone.

A score of sixteen out of twenty is required to pass and therefore the ID should be revived each 3 years.

There will be no limit to the amount of take a look at makes an attempt candidates will build.

Children beneath thirteen should have permission from a parent or guardian before they will register as a drone pilot.

The amendment within the rules comes in to force on November thirty.

The CAA hopes that the distinctive codes given to every drone can facilitate it reunite lost drones with their homeowners and determine dangerous pilots.

Spokesman dessert apple Nicholson told The Daily Telegraph: ‘The national registration theme can permit United States to trace lost drones and unsafe homeowners effectively.’

More than ninety,000 individuals square measure expected to own to register.

The move comes once flying a drone on the brink of AN landing field was created illegal  in March.

It is additionally against the law to fly a drone on top of 400ft, with each offences punishable by a vast fine or 5 years in jail.

          

China's long and winding road contains SIX HUNDRED hairpin turns

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Spectacular drone footage showcases a 4100-metre-high and 75-kilometre-long winding road with 600 hairpin turns in northwestern China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on October 1.
          

Los pescadores reclaman controles del cormorán, «parados este año»

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El PP impulsará un plan en la Junta para investigar el estado de los ríos y atajar el furtivismo con medios humanos, cámaras de videovigilancia y drones
          

Uber Eats aumenta hasta 60% las ventas de pymes

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Cada vez más la tecnología se afianza como aliada de los negocios, sobre todo de las pequeñas y medianas empresas (pymes), tal es el caso de los restaurantes que han encontrado en Uber Eats un aliado para apalancar su crecimiento, pues de los restaurantes dados de alta en la plataforma, 70% es pyme.

La app ayuda a incrementar sus ventas, debido a que las pymes que usan la aplicación aumentan de 30 a 60% las ventas. Además, 20% de las venta de los restaures afiliados a Uber Eats es gracias al delivery.

Según datos de la Cámara Nacional de la Industria de Restaurantes y Alimentos Condimentados (Canirac), sólo siete de cada 10 restaurantes llegan a los dos años de operación, lo cual puede superarse si cuentan con la información que les ayude a tomar decisiones acertadas.

Cristina Villarreal, gerente regional de Comunicaciones de Uber Eats dice en charla para El Economista que para apoyar a los emprendedores, la plataforma desarrolló dos software, el primero es una tableta electrónica que tienen los restaurantes donde reciben la información de los pedidos.

“Con los restaurantes acordamos cuáles son los tiempos estimados de preparación, por ejemplo, una hamburguesa se puede demorar 10 minutos, incluso, antes de que esté el algoritmo ya está enviando al repartidor para que recoja el pedido y se lo lleve en una óptima calidad y temperatura al consumidor”.

El segundo software se llama Restaurant Manager, al que se tiene acceso en tiempo real y arroja el desempeño de los platillos, la calificación y los comentarios. Además, especialistas ayudan a hacer una lectura detallada de los datos.

Por ejemplo, si se hace el cambio de un platillo y se tiene una reducción de ventas, se puede analizar qué es lo que está pasando y cómo se puede optimizar.

A nivel internacional, Uber Eats tiene registrados a 320,000 restaurantes, que pagan un porcentaje por cada orden completada a través de la venta. “Éste varía dependiendo del tamaño de restaurante y número de locaciones, no es lo mismo una fondita a un McDonald’s, o a un restaurante de mantel blanco”.

Aunque Villarreal no mencionó un promedio de comisión por cada orden, si detalló que es un proceso personalizado con el restaurante y que también se tienen acuerdos con la Canirac. “Son negociaciones que se hacen uno a uno”.

Los cinco temas para el futuro

“Si ya estamos moviendo millones de personas de un punto A a un punto B, y estamos moviendo más de 1,000 millones de órdenes, ¿qué más viene?”, se preguntó el equipo de Uber, así definieron cinco temas a impulsar.

1.- Entrega de órdenes de supermercado: hace un par de semanas, Uber anunció la intención de adquirir una participación mayorista de Cornershop, con ello planea entrar a la entrega de órdenes de supermerdado, no sólo en América Latina, sino en a nivel internacional.

2.- Sostenibilidad: recientemente lanzaron una función que permite que los consumidores elijan si quieren o no que les entreguen su orden en plástico de un solo uso, con ello se espera la reducción de 50% en los plásticos de un solo uso.

3.- Restaurantes virtuales: la aplicación sugiere a los negocios abrir un restaurante adicional, que viva sólo dentro de la plataforma, que no necesariamente tenga una puerta abierta al público.

4.- Experiencia curada: aunque en México aún no llega, en San Francisco ya lanzaron un piloto para ofrecer una clase de cocina o una cena temática a casa u oficina.

5.- Delivery con drones: en San Diego, California, la empresa ya inició la prueba piloto de envío de comida por medio de drones, esto en alianza con McDonald’s y la Universidad Estatal de San Diego, el fin es enviar comida para dos personas.

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NVIDIA Unveils its New Jetson Zavier NX, the World’s Smallest AI Supercomputer

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Nvidia revealed its brand new AI-powered processor today with enough computing power for the next generation AI-powered autonomous vehicles, delivery robots or drones. NVIDIA says the Jetson Xavier NX is the world's smallest AI supercomputer.
          

Arctic Drone, 24 ore di musica, yoga e sogni

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A Húsavík, nel nord estremo dell'Islanda, un festival organizzato da Barði Jóhannsson, ovvero Bang Gang, Melissa Auf der Maur e Nathan Larson per esplorare il corpo attraverso il suono
          

Tiny Drones Navigate Like Real Bugs

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When it comes to robotic navigation, the usual approach is to go as technically advanced and “smart” as possible. Yet the most successful lifeforms that we know of follow a completely different approach. With limited senses and cognitive abilities, the success of invertebrates like ants and honeybees lie in cooperation …read more


          

All flytrafikk stanset i Bodø

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Politiet melder om droneflygning over terminalbygget ved Bodø Lufthavn. Politiet er på vei til stedet. Det er ingen fly som får lette eller lande for øyeblikket.
          

Episode 24: fidget stick

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Special extra tired episode with special guest Ed. we talk about xmaz, new years, Bourdain, drones, and ed has special announcement Special Guest: Ed McCurley. Links: Volume 33 1/3 – […]
          

Hallan sin vida a un 'viene viene' en V Carranza

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El hombre en condición vulnerable se encontraba en posición fetal en una banqueta, no presentaba signos de violencia. Foto:Especial
Redacción

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO

La mañana de este jueves personal del C5 reportó a elementos de la Secretaría de Seguridad Ciudadana de la Ciudad de México (SSC CDMX) que un hombre se encontraba tirado en una banqueta.

El hombre se hallaba en posición fetal, enseguida la policía solicitó la presencia de paramédicos.

Al sitio acudió la unidad médica SAMU número 665 cerca de las 6:15 horas y tras revisar al hombre de cerca de 35 años, los paramédicos determinaron que ya no presentaba signos vitales.

Vecinos del lugar lo identificaron como el “viene- viene”, es decir una persona que ayudaba a los conductores de vehículos a estacionarse en el lugar.

Los equipos de emergencia señalaron que el cuerpo no presentaba signos de violencia, y solo arrojaba líquido hemático por la boca, por lo que se le dio parte al agente del Ministerio público en Venustiano Carranza para determinar las causas del deceso.

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Correa ve a Sheinbaum como la siguiente presidenta de México

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El expresidente de Ecuador, Rafael Correa, vaticinó la llegada de Claudia Sheinbaum a la Presidencia de la República. Foto: Notimex
Wendy Roa

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO

Tras participar en la conferencia magistral “América Latina en disputa”, el expresidente de Ecuador, Rafael Correa, vaticinó la llegada de Claudia Sheinbaum a la Presidencia de la República.

Correa fue recibido por Sheinbaum Pardo en el Museo de la Ciudad la de México.

Ahí, la mandataria capitalina le expuso brevemente la situación actual de México en materia económica, política y social.

Posteriormente, y al hacer uso del micrófono, el exmandatario de Ecuador agradeció la asistencia de la morenista, quien salió de una reunión para recibirlo.

Entre aplausos y ovaciones de los presentes, Rafael Correa se dijo seguro de que Sheinbaum será la próxima titular del Ejecutivo Federal.

Muchas gracias a Claudia que salió para recibirme aquí, y la estuve esperando. Estoy seguro de que es la futura presidenta de México, dijo el expresidente de Ecuador.

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¿Fumas? ¡Aguas con la esquizofrenia y depresión!

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Los autores del estudio alertaron que la nicotina obstaculiza los receptores de dopamina y serotonina en el cerebro. Foto: Pixabay
Notimex

LONDRES

Fumar tabaco aumenta el riesgo de desarrollar enfermedades mentales, como la esquizofrenia y la depresión, según reveló un estudio realizado por un grupo de científicos de la Universidad de Bristol (Reino Unido).

Los investigadores británicos analizaron los datos del Biobanco del Reino Unido de casi medio millón de individuos de entre 40 y 69 años y descubrieron que los fumadores se vuelven esquizofrénicos y sufren depresión más a menudo que los que no fuman.

Los resultados fueron consistentes tanto en casos de tabaquismo de larga duración como en los de nuevos fumadores, según el estudio publicado en la revista Psychological Medicine.

Los investigadores encontraron también evidencias de que la predisposición genética a la depresión aumenta a su vez el tabaquismo, pero su trabajo se enfoca principalmente en los efectos perjudiciales que provoca el hábito de fumar en la salud mental.

Según la investigación, fumar es el mayor factor individual que contribuye a una reducción de entre 10 y 20 años de la expectativa de vida entre las personas con trastornos mentales.

Los autores del estudio alertaron que la nicotina obstaculiza los receptores de dopamina y serotonina en el cerebro. La dopamina es un químico natural que regula las emociones, mientras que la serotonina, conocida como la hormona de la felicidad, contribuye al sentido de bienestar.

Una falla en este sistema puede causar el desarrollo de trastornos mentales.

El estudio pone de relieve la necesidad de reducir la prevalencia del tabaquismo no solo para prevenir enfermedades físicas, sino también para reducir las mentales.

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Detienen a uno de los ladrones de la Casa de Moneda

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¡Prepárate! Se espera cielo nublado y lluvias dispersas en CDMX

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El SMN pronosticó cielo parcialmente nublado la mayor parte del día, con probabilidad de lluvias dispersas e intervalos de chubascos. Foto: Cuartoscuro
Notimex

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 

El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN) pronosticó para jueves condiciones de cielo parcialmente nublado la mayor parte del día, con probabilidad de lluvias dispersas e intervalos de chubascos en el Estado de México, y lluvias dispersas en la Ciudad de México.

En su pronóstico para el Valle de México señaló que las lluvias podrían acompañarse de descargas eléctricas.

Además se prevé cielo nublado por la tarde y viento del norte y noreste de 10 a 25 kilómetros por hora.

En la Ciudad de México se prevé una temperatura máxima de 24 a 26 grados Celsius y mínima de 11 a 13 grados.

Para el Estado de México se espera temperatura máxima de 22 a 24 grados Celsius y mínima de 5 a 7 grados.

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Detienen a uno de los ladrones de la Casa de Moneda

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Precision Landing with Realsense T265 Camera and AprilTag - Part 1/2

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@LuckyBird wrote:

1. Introduction

The GSoC 2019 project has added to ArduPilot’s arsenal full support for the Intel RealSense Tracking Camera T265 to be used as a plug-and-play Visual-Inertial Odometry (VIO) sensor to achieve accurate localization and navigation. Hence freeing up resources for the onboard computer to utilize for other high-level tasks, which would pave the way for even more amazing applications to be built upon.

We now have a suite of sensors at our disposal:

  1. Standalone 6-dof (200Hz)
  2. Accel (200Hz) & Gyro (62.5Hz)
  3. Dual fisheye monochrome (8-bit) streams @ 848x800 30FPS
    (For additional info, here is the device’s datasheet).

In this project, we wil try our hand at a very old topic: precision landing. In a nutshell, image stream from one of the T265’s cameras will be processed to detect AprilTag visual marker, then we will follow MAVLink’s Landing Target Protocol that is supported by ArduPilot to perform precision landing. We will do it without (part 1, this blog) and with Robot Operating System (ROS) (part 2).

Let’s get started.

2. Prerequisite

Hardware

  • A copter frame of choice.
  • An onboard computer capable of polling image data from the T265, thus USB3 port is required. The Up board is what I am using, but the Jetson Nano or RPi 4 are also suitable alternatives for low budget setup. Unfortunately, the Raspberry Pi 3 which was used in previous blog posts is not suitable for this project.
  • A downward facing Realsense T265 camera, with USB port pointing to the right of the vehicle. Different camera orientations can be used as well, however some modifications are involved.

Software

3. How does it work?

How to perform localization and navigation

The main script t265_precland_apriltags.py is built on top of the existing t265_to_mavlink.py script, the content of which is thoroughly explained in this blog post, so check it out for explainations on how to attain accurate localization and navigation.

How to perform precision landing

Here’s an overview of the steps needed to add precision landing capabilities to our system:

  • First, we follow the t265_stereo.py example to optain the undistorted images from T265 fisheye images, intrinsic and extrinsic params in OpenCV.


    Undistorted

  • Next, AprilTag detection algorithm is run on the undistorted images to obtain the tag’s pose relative to the fisheye lens. We will use the duckietown’s Python wrapper for AprilTag 3 to ease up the workflow in Python.
    Tag Detected

  • If the landing tag is detected in the image, precision landing is performed following MAVLink’s landing target protocol. For ArduPilot, only LANDING_TARGET fields relative to the captured image are supported.

Note: It is implicitly assumed that the camera’s x axis is aligned with the vehicle’s y axis (to the right) while the camera’s y axis aligned with the vehicle’s -x (to the back). This is the same as pitching the camera down 90 degrees from facing forward. If your camera is oriented differently, then a transformation is mandatory. For reference, here’s the T265’s coordinates (note the fisheye’s axes), whereas the FCU’s local frame is (X Forward, Y Right and Z Down).

4. Instructions

Prepare the tag

We will use the tag image as provided in rs-pose-apriltag sample in librealsense. Here is the link for the pdf.

Print the pdf file above on a letter size paper. The tag size (the black part of the tag) on the paper should be 0.144m. Fix the tag to some landing pad or fix the tag to the ground. Make sure the tag won’t get blown away when the copter is descending.

It goes without saying that the tag size and id can be anything according to your requirements. All you need to do is modify the corresponding params, which we will discuss later on.

A stupendous amount of other tag options can be found here.

Install AprilTag 3 library

Clone the official repo and install the library with:

cd ~
git clone https://github.com/AprilRobotics/apriltag.git
cd apriltag
cmake .
sudo make install

The default installation will place headers in /usr/local/include and shared library in /usr/local/lib. Python wrapper will also be installed if python3 is installed.

Install other required packages

pip3 install transformations
pip3 install dronekit
pip3 install apscheduler

Download the scripts

cd /path/to/some/directory
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/duckietown/apriltags3-py/master/apriltags3.py
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/thien94/vision_to_mavros/master/scripts/t265_precland_apriltags.py

chmod +x t265_precland_apriltags.py

Modify the main script t265_precland_apriltags.py

  • If you have sucessfully followed the VIO wiki, all of the params that you use in the t265_to_mavlink.py script can be brought over.

  • The following new params are related to AprilTag detection:

    • tag_landing_id, default is 0. We will only land on the tag with this id.
    • tag_landing_size, default is 0.144. This is the tag’s border size, measured in meter. Change it to your specific tag setup. Reminder: for AprilTag, the tag size is the dimension of the black part of the tag.
    • tag_image_source, default is "right". For the Realsense T265, we can use left or right camera. You might find it useful to choose the camera with the least obstruction in its view, for example the landing gear.
    • landing_target_msg_hz_default, default is 20. This is the rate at which the LANDING_TARGET MAVLink message will be sent to the flight controller. As noted in the MAVLink wiki, the rate depends on the landing speed and desired accuracy; start with rates between 10 Hz and 50 Hz and tune performance as needed.

Viewing the AprilTag detection image

If you have a monitor connected to the companion computer:

  • Run the script with visualization option enabled:
    python3 t265_precland_apriltags.py --visualization 1
    
  • A window will pop up, showing the already processed image. If the tag is in the image’s view, there will be the tag’s id and a bordering rectangle in the image as well.

If you don’t have a monitor connected:

You can view the image through the ssh connection with X11 Forwarding.

  • First, enable desktop sharing option on the companion computer, here’s an example. Depends on your setup, you might need to tinker around a bit.
  • Next, ssh to the companion computer from your host computer. Work best with Ubuntu host computer.
    ssh -Y <username>:<ip>
    
  • Now you can run the script with visualization option enabled:
    python3 t265_precland_apriltags.py --visualization 1
    

ArduPilot params

  • The params required to facilitate VIO flight are documented in this wiki.
  • Set the following parameters through Mission Planner (or other GCS) to enable the precision landing feature and then reboot the flight controller.
    PLND_ENABLED = 1
    PLND_TYPE = 2
    
  • Setup the vehicle with one of the flight modes to LAND.

Run the script

  • For serial connection: set udev rules in order to get the USB available and allow permission to serial:

    sudo chmod 666 /dev/ttyUSB0
    
  • When all params are set correctly:

    python3 t265_precland_apriltags.py
    

5. Ground and Flight test

Ground test

Hold the vehicle on top of the landing tag and check on your GCS:

Verify that ArduPilot is receiving landing_target data

  • In the ssh terminal: when the tag is in the camera’s view, there will be a stream of messages begin with INFO: Detected landing tag followed by the tag’s position in the camera’s frame.
  • Check that ArduPilot is receiving position data by viewing the topic LANDING_TARGET on GCS. For Mission Planner, press Ctrl+F and click on MAVLink Inspector, you should be able to see data coming in under Vehicle 1.

Verify that ArduPilot is receiving pose data

  • Similarly, check that the message VISION_POSITION_ESTIMATE is coming through to the flight controller.

Verify that ArduPilot is receiving confidence_level data

  • View the topic VISION_POSITION_DELTA on GCS, field confidence should show the remapped value of confidence level. The confidence level should start at Medium and change to High after

Flight test

  • For downfacing configuration of the Realsense T265, there is a problem with inconsistent yaw angle between runs. The temporary fix is to tilt the nose up a little, so that the camera is not facing flat down, when the script starts. Once the FCU starts receiving vision messages, the vehicle can be put flat on the ground.
  • Take-off and hover above the target.
  • When target is detected (see above about verifying that ArduPilot is receiving landing_target data), you can switch the vehicle to LAND.
  • If everything is working properly, the copter should move towards, then land on the tag.
  • As usual, be prepared to retake control if there are sudden unexpected movements (Change mode to Stabilize, AltHold or Loiter).
  • If all is well, some successful tests can be seen below:

6. Next time

We will explore how to achieve the same goal in ROS. Thanks to ROS’s modularity, the software components are really easy to learn and modify. However, not everything is ready-to-go for our use case, and some developments are still required on our part.

7. Useful links

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Obstacle avoidance code

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hello, i have a project where i need to program a drone using pixhawk 2.4.8 to avoid obstacles using a “radiation sensor” i am guessing the code should be the same as an obstacle avoidance with ultrasonic, i have no experiance in setting up the drone or programming the pix hawk i just want it to fly to specific waypoints and take a measurement if the measurement increases it should back off, i already have a tarrot fy680 frame with dji motors (e800) hexachopter. please help me with the code or set up. i am lost !!

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Unlimited range HD streaming with LTE Part 2

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If the installation of Apsync is completed and everything work , connect to the WiFi network Apsync
Open Bitvise
Username /Password : apsync

Press log-in and enter in termimal mode , we need to know the name of ethernet device

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Add static IP address on Ethernet port

sudo nmcli con add type ethernet con-name ‘eth0’ ifname enxb827eb249e28 ip4 192.168.99.55/24

LTE MODEM

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The USB LTE E3372 modem is detected as a virtual network device.This makes the initial setup easy.
I previous tested the internet connection on my notebook.
I will not write how to configure the USB dongle , in my case the APN were already configured

The command nnmcli device will show ithe new device "Wired connection 2 "

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Try ping to google

apsync@apsync:~ $ ping www.google.com
PING www.google.com (216.58.198.4) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from mil04s03-in-f4.1e100.net (216.58.198.4): icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=78.3 ms

Now RPI is connected on internet

ZERO-TIER
Go to https://my.zerotier.com/
Create an account and network

Copy your private ID , will be necessary to write it when the client will join your network

Install your client in your PC /Tablet/Smartphone
Join the client and your network

Now we can install zero-tier on RP

curl -s https://install.zerotier.com | sudo bash

Launch service

sudo zerotier-cli join xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ( YOUR ID )
200 join OK

Now you are registerd on your VLAN

Go to your account , the list will be show your device online

Write name and IP Address , check to enable

Check from console

apsync@apsync:~ $ ping 192.168.193.138
PING 192.168.193.138 (192.168.193.138) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 192.168.193.138: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.154 ms

Now Apsync have a static IP address on ZeroTier network

Reboot raspberry and try to connect with VPN address

Well at this step you can reach Apsync everywhere

GROUND STATION

In SFTP Window go on /home/apsync/start_cmavnode

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Edit cmavnode.conf

Go to section and add [to_pc]

[to_14550]
    type=udpbcast
    sim_enable=false
    bcastport=14550
    bcastip=10.0.1.255
    bcastlock=1


[to_pc]
    type=udp
    targetip=192.168.193.131 
    targetport=14550
    sim_enable=false

Targetip is CLIENT STATIC IP ADDRESS PC or TABLET …

TEST VIDEO

Go to home/apsync/start_cherrypy

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Edit start_udp_stream

Comment section raspivid

 #raspivid -t 0 -h 720 -w 1024 -fps 25 -hf -b 2000000 -o - | \
    #    gst-launch-1.0 -v fdsrc ! \
    #		   h264parse ! \
    #		   rtph264pay config-interval=1 pt=96 ! \
    #		   udpsink host=$STREAM_TO_IP port=$STREAM_TO_PORT

Add function test_video

 function test_video {

gst-launch-1.0 videotestsrc is-live=true ! \
 video/x-raw,framerate=30/1 ! videoconvert ! \
 x264enc ! h264parse ! rtph264pay pt=96 ! \
 udpsink host=$STREAM_TO_IP port=$STREAM_TO_PORT       
 
}

test_video

Go to your client browser to RPI IP address port 8000
Start streaming

Open QCG

The gray glitches can be solved with rtpjitterbuffer
Try Gstreamer pipeline in your PC , in my case example:

d:\gstreamer\1.0\x86_64\bin\gst-launch-1.0 -v udpsrc port=5600 caps="application/x-rtp, media=(string)video, clock-rate=(int)90000, encoding-name=(string)H264" ! rtpjitterbuffer ! rtph264depay ! avdec_h264 ! videoconvert ! autovideosink sync=false

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At this point the system is ready to connect FlighController over interner and send video

Next step i will try to explain how to use and V4L2 or Encoder H.264
Video first outdoor test

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Le Royaume-Uni déclare la guerre aux drones

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Après le blocage de plusieurs aéroports britanniques en 2019, les autorités britanniques ont décidé de sévir contre les drones, via le financement d'un plan de 2,3 millions d'euros pour le développement de technologies anti-drones.
          

DJI Agriculture — перспективы в Украине

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DJI Agriculture в этом году приняли участие в IT-Corner в рамках AgroComplex 2019. Саммэр Дэнг, руководитель продаж компании, на панели организованной Drone.ua рассказал о приоритетах DJI в Украине.
          

Re: Ana Mardoll's Ramblings: Film Corner: Alien Resurrection

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Hey, so remember how I had a giant response to Aliens I'd made on her Patreon (most of which got lost and had to be rewritten)? Well my giant response to her thing on this movie was intact and I figure I should inflict it on share it with everyone here.

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The aliens take advantage of the distraction to kill one of their own

That part's weird. In the hands of a better writer this would be one of our first hints that the crossing went both ways. It would indicate that these aliens are more human than they're supposed to be, and no longer approach self preservation the way the Aliens aliens did.

Up until now it's been the case that the aliens only cared about collective survival. A lone alien will try very hard to stay alive because it's got the weight of the entire species on its shoulders. When there are others to carry on after they're kaput, however, they keep on charging the sentry guns until they're pretty sure (erroneously, it turns out) that those things aren't running out of ammo any time soon.

Now they have fucked up pack dynamics where they murder the least popular member of the group while it begs them not to. That's not how it would have gone down in previous movies.

That could have been foreshadowing. Instead of sacrificing for the cause they're screwing one another over for a god damned percentage. I don't have that much faith in Whedon. I think it's exactly what it looks like: he needed a thing to happen, it wasn't one of the parts he cared about, he wrote what was easiest without thinking through what it would mean in-universe.

Honestly, god bless Weaver for her acting skills; she's really carrying this one on her shoulders.

Her exposition dump there was so very great. I hear people talk a lot about how terrible exposition is and how it needs to be treated as a sometimes necessary evil and . . . no. That was wonderful, and it revealed character, and it even advanced the plot because it got implanted dude on board with everything in a hurry, and then it revealed more character when implanted dude's only question was, "Who are you?"

And still more when the answer was, "I'm the monster's mother."

(Though, technically I think she's the grandmother.)

The aliens swim excellently, though, so that's nice; I like when they're allowed to be elegant.

They don't get to be in the water enough. One of the most iconic scenes in the second movie was when the alien emerged from the water behind Newt, which was only possible because they're so damned skilled at swimming they can do it all quiet-like.

The wheelchair user had to abandon his chair before the pool--a plot point that I have never liked--and he is now dead weight to slow the guy carrying him. I really hate that so much.

I liked that the response to, "We have to go in a place that's not wheelchair accessible," was, "It's not like it's the first time we've had to deal with this shit." These are people who do things they're not supposed to do and go places they're not supposed to go, so of course this has come up before.

Not saying how they dealt with it was good . . . especially for fucking swimming. It might make sense if it turned out that ricochet dude was some genetically augmented person who was designed to do things like carrying other people without slowing down and calculating bullet trajectories, but . . . even though I like the fact they have a standard plan because they understand that the universe is built by abilist fucks . . . I don't know the right way to show something like that, but it wasn't the way they did it.

it dies and falls off and THEN you drown.

I'd handwave it as they're expecting a drone to pick you up before the facehugger falls off.
(When I watch movies like this, I come up with handwaves and fixes without even trying.)

Despite never having evidenced this ability before that I can remember

I've been told that it's in Alien 3 but:
a) I have my doubts.
b) All of the aliens here were born of humans (so Alien 3 rules don't apply to them.)

This is the death I hate the most, I think. I liked Christie.

Same on both counts.

Also Vriess begging Christie not to. Vriess is holding the weight of two people using only his hands, if they fall they'll be in facehugger water pit, and just . . . wait for someone to climb down the ladder and then carry two people instead of one. How much harder is that?

because there was an existing theme of motherhood in these movies and we're going to run with it, dammit.

"Us non-humans gotta stick together?" Mild credit to that scene for showing "positive" racism. "Oh my god, it's so awesome I'm seeing one of you in person," is just as dehumanizing as other stuff, but it's not as though it's explored.

Ripley, both you AND the alien survived the last crash. This seems like a bad idea. Why not just turn it around? You're not caught in a gravity well or anything! You just need to override the GPS.

Things like this tend to be especially annoying to me, because they're easy to deal with.

If you're deadset on crashing the ship, say that they can't leave it intact because then the military will swoop in and get the aliens. Say that they can't shove it into the sun because of navigational safety procedures. Have crashing it work because the ship has a gobbledygook core (that's equivalent to taking off and nuking the site from orbit), and have crashing it be a way to get around the navigational safety thingies because it just requires screwing with, say, the altitude sensors which are a different system.

You just plugged eleventy billion plot holes and had a fun little brainstorming session between two characters that we like to see talking to each other.

Evil Scientist and Infected Victim take each other out in a rapid thinning of the cast.

If there were anything to indicate that the victim knew that the monster burst out of that particular spot with bone breaking force, I'd give the victim credit for responding to "I'm in unspeakable agony and about to die" with "I shall be a force of poetic justice" but as is it doesn't make much sense.

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I have questions about the hybrid. Initially killing it makes oodles of sense because: oh my fucking God! But then we establish that it obeys Ripley (which doesn't make sense, but it's established none the less) and at that point things get complicated.

It's a thinking feeling being, which has never stopped us from being ok with offing aliens before, that's not necessarily a threat, which is new. If Ripley can tell it, "Don't hurt people," and it will obey that command, this entire universe of moral questions opens up. Questions that are sidestepped because it's big and scary and must therefore die.

I don't have any answers to those questions, but I do have the questions themselves.

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I didn't say it over on Patreon, but proto-Firefly was something I liked about the movie. Ripley, Call, and proto-Firefly are the selling points for me. I never thought of it as proto-Firefly until I read this, though.


          

IRAQI KURDISTAN: Zewka villagers forced to choose between bombing or flooding.

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IRAQI KURDISTAN: Zewka villagers forced to choose between bombing or flooding. Kathy Kern Thu, 10/31/2019 - 12:57

Displaced students from Zewka, try to keep up with their studies in desperate conditions.

Displaced students from Zewka try to keep up with their studies in desperate conditions.

“If we go back, we will be bombed; if we stay here, we will be flooded,” Pur Aish [Auntie]  told members of the CPT Iraqi Kurdistan. “What kind of choice is that? What did we do?” she asked. She was speaking about her village, Zewka, near the Iranian border, after the whole village was displaced by Turkish bombing.

Pur Aish sits in the thin walled tent, her new accommodation.

Pur Aish sits in the thin walled tent, her new accommodation.

The warplanes and drones of the Turkish Air Force bombed Zewka 24 times overnight on 26 September. The next morning all 20 families—about 100 children, women, and men—fled from their village down the mountain with only the belongings they could carry.

Pur Aish explained that autumn rains and winter snows will soon make it too dangerous to remain in this makeshift camp. Yet the threat of Turkish bombardment makes it too dangerous to return to their homes in the mountainside village. 

This attack was the third time Zewka has been displaced by bombardment since 2011. But it was the first time Turkey has bombed them.  Zewka lies near an Iranian military outpost on the Iraqi Kurdistan side of the mountain. Previously they have been bombarded by the Iranian military.   

A displaced village also means a displaced school.  Organizations have provided two small tents, three white boards, and nine desks for the children’s school. The students receive instruction under the flimsy canvas or at desks by the river. Any rain means school is cancelled and they must stay home.   

Team members, Kamaran Osman and Weldon Nisly visited the village on 19 October. They met teacher Awat, the Zewka school headmaster, in the city of Qaladze, who rode with them to the displaced village and school.

Due to lack of space, two girls from Zewka sit
at a desk outside, near the river that will soon flood

The school’s four teachers, including teacher Awat, live in Qaladze and drive the hour-long trip over the mountain early each morning in time for school to begin at 8:00 a.m. At noon the classes end and the teachers begin the tiring journey home again.

The teachers spend most of their meager salary on transportation to and from the camp. They pooled their money to purchase a 1980s-model four-wheel-drive Toyota to drive across the mountain in all but the worst weather. They know that if they do not show up, the children will not have school. “I am coming here to teach because I love these students,” one teacher said. The other teachers echoed his sentiment. They all vowed to continue teaching the children in this makeshift school. 

“How is it possible for these children to learn in this life-threatening situation?”

The teachers emphasized how hard it is for children to learn when they are traumatized by bombings and displacement. “How is it possible for these children to learn in this life-threatening situation?” Teacher Pishdar asked CPT. Another teacher said, “The children of Zewka need a safe and stable school with adequate resources so they can get the education they deserve.” 

Water is another significant concern for the displaced village. Their primary source of water is the river, which is polluted with human and animal waste. They drink the river water and use it to cook, wash dishes and clothes, and bathe their children. Their children often play in the river and are suffering from skin rashes and diseases. 

Zewka village calls on Turkey to stop bombing. They also call upon their own government and international humanitarian agencies to provide aid so they no longer face the terrible choice of facing bombs or floods. 

CPT echoes the concerns of Zewka’s people, calling on the international community to tell Turkey to stop bombing them and all others who suffer the ravages of war.

CPTers Kamaran and Weldon stand with the students and staff
of the displaced village school.
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Peter Van Hoesen: Uncovered 2008-2018 Vol 1

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Time To Express 031 (Euro Download only) - € 9.00
Multicolored, experimental Drones / trippy Techno scapes

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Fabio Wibmer Chased by Drone in Saalbach

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Top Holiday Drone: DJI Global Mavic Mini

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Sponsored Do you have someone in your life that loves photography and adventure? Then the DJI Global Mavic Mini from Best Buy makes for the perfect holiday gift. This drone has everything you could ever want out of a drone and more. It’s not too early to start finding the ideal tech holiday gifts, and […]

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Addio all'attore Omero Antonutti

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CVS just delivered its first prescriptions via drone

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CVS teamed up with UPS to deliver two prescriptions via drone -- the first deliveries of their kind. The companies hope to expand the service in future.

          

First drone images from Gitana

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At dawn on the third day of racing, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild took control of the fleet in the Brest Atlantiques by triggering the first gybe southwards a few hours earlier.
          

Bordeaux : Armement de la police municipale, drone de surveillance… Les pistes du maire Nicolas Florian pour améliorer la sécurité

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En marge d’un bilan sur le «quartier de reconquête républicaine» de Bordeaux-Maritime, Nicolas Florian a lancé plusieurs pistes pour améliorer la sécurité dans la ville
          

Marketing: come diventare esperti grazie a formazione e master online

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Drone gives paralysed former surfer a new perspective on life

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“It is the little things – the sound of the lapping of water against the bottom of his board and seeing the beach from a different point of view – that Islander James Bedding misses the most about surfing.” Since a freak accident 22 years ago, when 15-year-old James fell from a sea wall at… Continue Reading »
          

8.3 PTR Build 32424 Mounts - Brown Alpaca, Mail Muncher, Malevolent Drone

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The 8.3 PTR added several more mounts, including a Brown Alpaca from Vol'dun, Mail Muncher from Horrific Visions, and Malevolent Drone from Uldum.

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IT Support Technician - Ground Truth Exploration - Dawson City, YT

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We are looking for an experienced and skilled IT Support Technician with a Drone License to service the Head Office and Field Office in Dawson city, as well as… $29 an hour
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Several killed in Houthi missile, drone attack: Yemeni officials

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Mechanical design for drones - Quaternium Technologies SL - Quartell, Valencia provincia

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Intelligenza artificiale. La valle inquietante (Seconda parte) – Roberto Pecchioli

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Scienza e morale hanno una relazione biunivoca che la prima tende a scavalcare se non a sopprimere. Gli apparati artificiali intelligenti pensano e penseranno più di noi; un giorno proveranno sensazioni analoghe a quelle umane; eppure, non si tratta che di meccanismi. E’ urgente restituire respiro morale al campo tecno scientifico, istituire una disciplina futuribile che potremmo chiamare “macchinetica”. Il tema dell’intelligenza artificiale, più che richiedere risposte, impone di formulare interrogativi che nessuno aveva mai immaginato prima. Ebbe ragione Alan Turing a sottolineare la necessità del discernimento, la capacità di distanziarsi spiritualmente dalla macchina. In caso contrario, la relazione uomo-apparato artificiale sarà distorta.

L’essere umano ama dare affetto e riceverlo. L’ostacolo, il macigno etico con cui ci confronteremo è che se l’apparato antropomorfo, l’androide, ci tratterà con quello che, in termini umani, chiamiamo affetto, svilupperemo una nuova dipendenza, utilizzata come strumento di potere da chi controlla la macchina. L’innovazione che sconvolgerà la nostra idea del mondo, prevista entro dieci, quindici anni sarà la generazione artificiale di emozioni. La macchina ci supera in forza, calcolo, adesso anche in intelligenza e capacità decisionale. Il salto della percezione di emozioni ci trova impreparati come specie, come comunità e come individui. Le implicazioni etiche, politiche, antropologiche sono enormi. Ciò che non siamo in grado di padroneggiare si allarga, diventa una condizione esistenziale in cui l’uomo perde ogni punto di riferimento.

Un po’ di scienza (quella che usiamo e crediamo di comprendere) allontana da Dio. Molta scienza avvicina a Lui, sosteneva Pasteur. Temiamo che per l’uomo comune, immerso in una quotidianità utilitarista, non sia più così. Conservare la dignità umana, mantenerne la nobiltà morale passa per l’educazione, lo studio, la cultura. Precisamente il contrario di quello che ha scelto per noi il potere, che ci vuole scimmie desideranti. In fondo, per l’immensa maggioranza, la scienza avanzata è indistinguibile dalla magia. Viviamo immersi in una realtà che ci oltrepassa: occorre riannodare i fili di un umanesimo intransigente che sappia sviluppare una relazione non subalterna con le macchine intelligenti.

La nostra supremazia intellettuale è posta per la prima volta nella storia in discussione, anche se la macchina e l’intelligenza artificiale sono creazioni umane. E’ in pericolo la nostra essenza, l’autopercezione e l’autostima della nostra specie. L’A.I. prenderà decisioni al nostro posto, ci governerà. La valle inquietante non può essere elusa allontanandone il pensiero o lasciandosi agire. E’ la scelta più semplice, ma ci fa uscire dalla profondità dell’intelletto, ci toglie responsabilità, poiché affrontare un problema per superarlo è la sfida più esaltante. L’uomo è mutato in profondità nell’ultimo secolo. Siamo fisicamente più deboli, ma di maggiore statura e con un’aspettativa di vita più lunga. La nostra genetica sta cambiando, si abbassa il livello di aggressività in quanto meno decisivo in termini di sopravvivenza. Si tratta di fatti per riconoscere i quali non è necessario condividere le teorie neo illuministe di uno Steven Pinker.

Ciò che turba è il passaggio che si avvicina: se una macchina prende decisioni che riguardano la nostra vita, siamo ancora liberi? Si modificherà la parte del cervello deputata alle scelte? La risposta degli scienziati è semplicistica. Scopriremo tutto e risolveremo tecnicamente ogni problema; la buona politica va sempre a braccetto con la scienza. Il secolo corrente non si caratterizza in senso politico, l’agenda è scandita dagli avanzamenti scientifici. Il vero atto politico è amministrare il progresso tecnologico con gli strumenti dell’etica, nel rispetto della centralità dell’uomo e della preservazione del creato. Non possiamo accettare ad occhi chiusi, o con gridolini di meraviglia ogni tecnologia. Tutto ha conseguenze, le grandi innovazioni hanno grandi conseguenze. Se dal punto scientifico l’Ottocento fu il secolo della chimica, la prima metà del XX conobbe il grande momento della fisica e la seconda della biologia, il primo scorcio del Duemila è l’era dell’informazione. Bisogna fare in modo che il futuro prossimo sia la rivincita dell’etica.

Un grave problema è il basso livello di consapevolezza dei giganti che fanno ricerca e possiedeno la tecnologia, i cui codici etici sono deludenti o inesistenti. Risulta traumatico ascoltare banditori dell’A.I. affermare che si farà politica attraverso l’intelligenza artificiale, anzi che questa è in grado di agire meglio dei politici. La motivazione è tecnicamente ineccepibile, ma va rigettata come anti umana, un esempio di resa alla ragione strumentale. Essenziale, dicono, è gestire la complessità, ossia selezionare dati “obiettivi” (?), sottoporli all’A.I. e applicare il verdetto “tecnico”. Non più politica, orientamento al bene comune, principi e interessi, ma soluzione tecnica.

Anche l’amministrazione giudiziaria sarà investita dall’onda lunga dell’A.I. Perché, affermano gli adepti della tecnocrazia “macchinista”, una sentenza, una decisione sul carcere preventivo, deve essere affidata al temperamento di un giudice? Stupisce leggere in Etica per macchine “a me non farebbe paura essere giudicato da una macchina, poiché non ci sarà pregiudizio né distorsione. Noi umani abbiamo preconcetti e non siamo tanto superiori quanto pensiamo “. Con idee di questo tipo, si penetra senza bussola nel territorio del post umano, poiché l’intelligenza artificiale presuppone la capacità della macchina di fare da sé, non di elaborare informazioni. In più, avrà emozioni, dunque anch’essa potrebbe decidere in base a un proprio sistema di valori, se ha senso il termine.

Ancora più rilevante è un’altra domanda: se la macchina è intelligente, potrà considerarsi un organismo vivente? La risposta dei tecnoscienziati è raggelante. Per loro, il dato biologico non è centrale: che importa se l’A.I. è o no vita? Ciò che conta è la relazione con un altro “ente”. Senza scomodare il vecchio Parmenide, siamo convinti che l’uomo sia un “essere”, non un “ente”. In più, si revoca in dubbio l’intelligenza umana come tale, insieme a un certo disprezzo. Che evidenza ho, chiede Latorre, che un mio amico sia intelligente? Meglio la risposta di una voce elettronica per la riserva di posti: più efficiente, a prova di errore. Presto saprà fingere dubbi e mormorare un “mmmh” indistinguibile dalla voce umana. Un’intelligenza artificiale avanzata parla correttamente, imposta la voce, sa gestire il silenzio. Sì, Adamo ed Eva sono inadeguati. Meglio sostituirli, o almeno integrarli nella macchina. Questa è la missione del transumanesimo: creare il cyberuomo. Come il Minotauro, metà uomo, metà toro, il Cyborg sarà un innesto uomo-macchina.

L’intelligenza emozionale è ancora in fase di studio, prevede soluzioni molto sottili, è per dopodomani. Per adesso, creano facce umane e voci che non esistono. Trasmettere emozioni è l’orizzonte a medio termine. Si espelle la morale dal campo che è il suo. Come distingueremo, sotto l’aspetto etico, una decisione umana da una dell’A.I.? Per i tecnoentusiasti è semplicissimo: basta programmare “il bene”. Tutti vogliono difendere i poveri, creare una Santa Teresa artificiale sarà un gioco da ragazzi. Il difficile sarà imitare l’imperfezione umana; più facile costruire un amico virtuale, è sufficiente che sia “come tu mi vuoi”. Lo scoglio, superato, è il riconoscimento vocale. Inquieta la superficialità con cui scienziati intelligenti trattano materie tanto complesse. La dittatura delle macchine è il seguito dell’egemonia degli esperti.

Un tema centrale è quello del lavoro. Se le prime due rivoluzioni industriali hanno distrutto mestieri e posti di lavoro per crearne altri, più qualificati e meno faticosi, il futuro prossimo è più deludente. Lavorare meno per lavorare tutti si è rivelato uno slogan elettorale. Che fare? Al di là delle misure di politica economica, si aprirà un arduo dibattito sulla personalità giuridica delle macchine artificiali. Dovranno, in qualche modo, pagare le tasse attraverso gli utilizzatori e corrispondere contributi previdenziali a beneficio delle generazioni umane future? Emerge una controindicazione: se riconosciamo alla macchina delle responsabilità, le togliamo a chi le ha fabbricate e assegnamo diritti agli oggetti.

Non si possono immaginare scenari esclusivamente distopici, un equilibrio si troverà, ma non è dato sapere a quale costo per l’uomo, la sua dignità, il suo ruolo nel mondo. Secondo gli evoluzionisti, non siamo che macchine biologiche progredite verso l’intelligenza. Se tendiamo al bene, il che è tutt’altro che certo, poiché l’uomo privato di cultura, morale, chiuso al trascendente, è un predatore instancabile, non vi sarebbe ragione che le macchine ci maltrattino. Tutt’al più, ci ignoreranno, ma sembra difficile, tenuto conto che l’A.I. ha lo scopo di compiere meglio di noi e al nostro posto azioni e prendere decisioni che ci riguardano. L’inquietudine non si dissipa e dilagherà quando i robot ci assomiglieranno troppo. Lo sconcerto aumenterà quando le macchine inizieranno a comunicare tra loro con il proprio linguaggio. Stranieri agli apparati artificiali, insoddisfatti delle risposte tecniche, poniamo domande, sperando di suscitare riflessioni diverse dalla riduzione macchinistica.

Se l’intelligenza artificiale ci supera, pur essendo una nostra creazione, che cosa significherà essere umano? Che ne è della coscienza, o è solo una manifestazione della complessità neuronale? Ed ancora, chi deciderà circa l’“etica” che, affermano, introdurranno nelle macchine ? A che cosa penserà un’intelligenza superiore, a risolvere enigmi matematici, tipo la celebre congettura di Riemann, riposerà, si volgerà al dominio, alla violenza o magari all’empatia? Il cyberuomo transumano dotato di A.I. proverà passioni, avversioni, sarà coscienti di se stesso? La macchina intelligente sa di sapere, ha una sorta di coscienza o è solo un immenso magazzino? Esisterà un’intelligenza artificiale universale, frutto di interazioni e collegamenti, o ce ne saranno varie? Ognuno può aggiungere il suo personale quesito. La domanda cruciale ci sembra la seguente: possiamo considerare un’intelligenza artificiale avanzata come un agente morale, ovvero un ente autonomo capace di prendere decisioni soggette a regole etiche e quali criteri la sosterranno?

Non dimentichiamo che ogni scoperta tecnologica è stata utilizzata contro la nostra specie; gli esempi della polvere da sparo, delle armi chimiche e della bomba atomica sono solo i più recenti. Magari, una volta raggiunti determinati livelli di intelligenza le macchine si faranno beffe di noi, della nostra inadeguatezza di sempliciotti. Di sicuro divoreremo energia in quantità immense, ascolteremo musica artificiale e vedremo quadri disegnati da macchine. Un giorno, ci parranno banali tutte le realizzazioni umane, ma saremo ancora in grado di governare le macchine, o almeno controllarle, se qualche scienziato pronostica con intima soddisfazione che, a lungo termine, società, città e nazioni saranno in mano all’A.I.?

L’utopia scientista, affermano trionfanti, promette di sradicare la corruzione e programmare la giustizia. Come? Non è chiaro. Sarebbe, quanto meno, il caso di promulgare leggi sugli algoritmi che prendono decisioni, nonché, per autotutela, definire da subito le norme morali a cui sottomettere i programmi. I codici devono essere pubblici e sottoposti a autorità politiche. Il sapere della macchina, inoltre, dovrebbe essere un fine in sé, al modo di Aristotele, allontanandolo dall’utilitarismo.

Desta perplessità un’altra asserzione: “Un’intelligenza artificiale non ha orizzonte di morte, non scompare; il tempo è per essa infinito”. Non le colpirebbe la morte termica, o l’eventuale collasso dell’universo, il Big Crunch? Concretamente, se per lei il tempo non esistesse, avrebbe senso qualsiasi etica? I dilemmi sono molteplici: la macchina saprà mentire? Se lo farà, quale sarà la ragione teleologica, se un qualunque finalismo diverso dalla funzionalità può essere ascritto a un apparato? La supermacchina assomiglierà allo Spirito Assoluto di Hegel, ci incorporerà in una totalità che porrà fine all’umano? L’umano, peraltro, risiede nell’elaborazione del nostro cervello imperfetto e finito, non nel messaggio, né nel mezzo che lo genera, immagazzina e trasmette. E’ una somma che eccede e trascende le parti.

Mille e mille interrogativi, per un futuro in cui anche i doveri umani termineranno dove iniziano le prestazioni “etiche” delle macchine artificiali, dove la conoscenza corre il rischio di sparire e l’individualità personale oltrepasserà i limiti del tessuto nervoso, negando se stessa. La conclusione ottimista, evoluzionista, materialista, è sconfortante: prima saremo divertiti, ammaliati dalla macchine, poi svilupperemo assuefazione, dipendenza a essere controllati. Stiamo rinunciando al pensiero, al libero arbitrio, a distinguere il bene e il male, nella scienza e fuori di essa.Non sappiamo ancora se il destino delle generazioni future sarà quello di convivere alla pari con macchine tanto superiori a noi, se ne saranno vittime o servitori.

Certo temiamo che non sia credibile, nella possibile Matrix, il commovente, umanissimo replicante Roy Batty che vendica la sua compagna e salva un essere umano a costo di sé. Il suo monologo estremo resta nella storia del cinema e nella memoria di milioni di spettatori. “Io ne ho viste di cose che voii umani non potreste immaginarvi. Navi da combattimento in fiamme al largo dei bastioni di Orione. E ho visto i raggi B balenare nel buio vicino alle paorte di Tannhauser. E tutti quei momenti andranno perduti nel tempo come lacrime nella pioggia. È tempo di morire.” Umano, troppo umano. Intelligenza artificiale?


          

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COLOMBIA - Descuento duro y tecnología sacuden las ventas del comercio

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Fuente: El Colombiano.com

Descuento duro y tecnología sacuden las ventas del comercio



COMERCIO TECNOLOGÍA


POR FERNEY ARIAS JIMÉNEZ | PUBLICADO HACE 6 HORAS

EN DEFINITIVA

La inteligencia artificial transforma no solo el modelo de negocio sino la manera en que se toman decisiones respecto a compras, surtidos, ventas y preferencias de consumo.

En Colombia, aparte del avance del comercio en línea para bienes de consumo masivo, se está observando el crecimiento exponencial del modelo hard discount o descuento duro, cuya cuota de mercado en este año ya alcanzó 16 %, contabilizando ventas por unos 9 billones de pesos.

Así lo explicó, Rafael España, director Económico de la Federación Nacional de Comerciantes (Fenalco), al precisar que hace seis años aquí no existía este formato.

“Algunos comerciantes se interesaron sobremanera por el modelo de hard discount que está causando revuelo, como quiera que las empresas representativas de esta forma de operación, D 1, Ara y Justo y Bueno, lograron en un lapso relativamente breve, superar la simbólica barrera del billón de pesos en ventas”, comentó.

El dirigente añadió que el dinamismo de las ventas al detal está sacudiendo a los proveedores, por lo que la respuesta es planear una nueva generación de productos para los supermercados para hacer que los consumidores no se dejen tentar, entre otras ofertas, por las llamadas marcas propias.
Impulsando el formato

El modelo no es solo atractivo para los inversionistas. También para la banca multilateral y por esto el miércoles pasado la Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC, por sus siglas en inglés, miembro del Grupo Banco Mundial) aprobó un préstamo de 93 millones de dólares a Ara Tiendas.

“Los clientes con ingresos bajos y medios, que representan a la gran mayoría de la población colombiana, demandan un mayor acceso a alimentos de calidad con precios asequibles”, indicó IFC a través de un comunicado, en el que mencionó que el crédito ayudará a la empresa a crecer en Colombia, lo cual creará empleos, impulsará las cadenas de suministro locales y ofrecerá a los consumidores un lugar económico para comprar productos de calidad.

El financiamiento de IFC apoyará la apertura de nuevos almacenes en la costa del Caribe, el Eje Cafetero, Bogotá y zonas occidentales del país. “Esta expansión generará nuevas oportunidades de trabajo, especialmente para las comunidades y mujeres locales”, insistió.


La reacción


En un contexto dinámico y disruptivo, Harinera del Valle reconoció que el reacomodo del comercio minorista y la llegada de estos nuevos actores ha hecho que las reglas en los canales de distribución de mercancías cambien.

Antonio José González, gerente de la Unidad de Consumo Masivo de esa empresa, mencionó que adicionalmente hay un auge de las transacciones digitales y de las plataformas como Rappi, Carulla.com, Éxito.com o Merqueo que hacen que el comprador tenga muchas opciones.

“Esto, sumado a un consumidor con mucha información de los beneficios de un producto, ha cambiado las condiciones y por eso nuestra estrategia ha sido reacomodarnos a ese nuevo juego y nos ha ido bien”, declaró.

Parte de las estrategias adoptadas por la compañía valluna han estado enfocadas en el aspecto comercial para tener una distribución más profunda, y también desde la marca con productos actuales, así como una serie de lanzamientos innovadores acordes a las tendencias mundiales de alimentación.

“Igualmente, hemos aplicado diversas iniciativas de mercadeo para que el portafolio sea atractivo para los canales de distribución y su rotación haga que la recompra sea frecuente”, añadió el empresario.
En ensayos


A su turno la compañía de productos de belleza Avon inició una serie de ensayos con drones en el Oriente antioqueño para la entrega focalizada en algunas zonas de sus productos, lo cual le permitirá reducir los tiempos de entrega de 38 a 6 horas.

“Estas pruebas, además de estar pensadas como parte de nuestra evolución tecnológica para dar un mejor servicio, nos permitirán planear de mejor forma los costos logísticos, la relación costo beneficio y los ajustes que se deben hacer en términos regulatorios para que este tipo de alternativas se vuelvan de uso frecuente”, afirmó Ricardo Hinojosa, gerente de Avon Andino.

Hace un mes, la empresa también presentó su nueva plataforma de comercio electrónico, cuyo eje central son sus representantes de la marca (unas 300.000 personas) que pueden usar la herramienta para abrir su propia tienda en línea para incrementar sus ganancias.

Un desarrollo similar implementó el Grupo Familia al activar su primera tienda virtual con la cual espera darles acceso a más de 100.000 negocios pequeños de todo el país, con su portafolio de productos.

“Esta plataforma representa un hito, pues nos da la oportunidad de aprovechar el mundo digital y poner a disposición de un público potencial de emprendedores y pequeños empresarios, las soluciones de higiene que tenemos”, mencionó Sergio Arango, gerente de Familia Institucional.
¿Apocalipsis?


Con el avance de las transformaciones, España recoge un reciente análisis de la banca de inversión Goldman Sachs en el que se advierte que “uno de los problemas del comercio es que hay muchas compañías que intentan ser tan eficientes como Amazon en la distribución, en lugar de aprovechar su finca raíz para mostrar los productos”.

El texto incita a las tiendas físicas a invertir más en tecnología para tener mejor inteligencia de negocio. “Nos parece muy emocionante el surgimiento del Internet de las Cosas que, esencialmente, son sensores que rastrean quién está haciendo qué y cómo lo hace. Con inteligencia artificial se pueden interpretar esas observaciones y hacer recomendaciones a los comerciantes”, anotó la firma norteamericana (ver Paréntesis).


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15 JOB POSITIONS AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

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15 JOB POSITIONS AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

ATS Inspector Trainee AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

 

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

 

A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw

 

A copy of CV
A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
Copy of National ID

 

Silas UDAHEMUKA

 

Director-General

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

ATS Inspector trainee (1)

Job title   ATS Inspector trainee

Report to  Manager of Air Navigation Services

Summarized

 

Job description

 

ATS Inspector designs, develop, promulgates and reviews ATS safety standards.
Performs safety oversight of the provision of air traffic services in accordance with the applicable regulations, standards, and directives by regular audits/inspections, desktop audits of documentation prior to a field audit, quality assurance; and
Ensures compliance through enforcement where required.

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

Identifies the inspectorate’s needs and implements appropriate strategies to achieve planned goals;
Reviews ATS regulations and technical guidance material relevant to ATS for amendments and/or updates based on new or amended ICAO SARPs and Documents;
Evaluates ATS provider manuals for approval/acceptance
Identifies and facilitates relevant learning and development activities within the Section to ensure high professional standards;
Identifies and facilitates relevant learning and development activities within the Section to ensure high professional standards
Plans organizes and carries out the inspection/audit and surveillance activities of ATS operations and systems

 

Job requirements

 

A degree from a recognized University with science subjects preferably in Mathematics, Physics, Geography or another related discipline.
Strong computer skills in MS Office;
Fluency in English and or French
Be Rwandan
Below 30 years or having an Air Traffic Service certificate or
A valid language proficiency certificate

 

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

 

Kigali International Airport

 

B.P: 1122

 

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

 

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

 

Brief Background:

 

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

 

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
A copy of CV
A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
Copy of National ID

 

Silas UDAHEMUKA

 

Director-General

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

 

Administrative Assistant (1)

Job title  Administrative Assistant

 

Reports to Director of Aviation Planning

 

Summarized Job description

 

Handling office tasks, including filing, generating reports and presentations, setting up for meetings, and reordering supplies.
Providing real-time scheduling support by booking appointments and preventing conflicts.
Making travel arrangements, such as booking flights, cars, and making hotel and restaurant reservations.
Screening phone calls and routing callers to the appropriate offices.
Using a computer to generate reports, transcribe minutes from meetings, create presentations, and conduct research.
Greet and assist visitors.
Maintain polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
Anticipate the needs of others in order to ensure their seamless and positive experience.
Photocopy and print out documents.

Job requirements

 

Be Rwandan
University Degree in Business Administration or equivalent.
Proven administration or assistant experience
Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and planning skills
Proficient in MS Office
Proficiency in English or French is required. Fluency in both English and French is an added advantage.
Excellent typing skills—at least 60 words per minute.

 

 

 

 

Consumer Protection Officer AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
A copy of CV
A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
Copy of National ID

 

Silas UDAHEMUKA

 

Director-General

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

 

Consumer Protection Officer (1)

Job title  Consumer Protection Officer

 

Reports to   Head of Air Transport

 

Summarized Job description

 

Enforcing compliance of airlines and other service providers with the Rwanda Civil Aviation economic regulations and related regulatory tools.
Collecting, collating and following up on consumers’ complaints to a satisfactory conclusion;
Investigates complaints of anti-competitive or predatory practices in the aviation industry;
Ensuring that appropriate compensations are paid to complainants;
Organizing and conducting public enlightenment programs on the rights and responsibilities of both providers and users of air transport and allied services.
Cargo monitoring and inspection.
Participate in inter-facilitation agencies periodic meetings.
Monitor and assess the service levels of all airlines to ensure optimal performance
Prepare periodic reports showing a number of complaints resolved/unresolved and airlines performance assessment.
Participation in various stakeholders’ meetings, forums, workshops, etc., where aviation issues are discussed.
Development and circulation of enlightenment materials;
Collaborating with relevant government agencies, NGOs, aviation media and industry trade associations on consumer issues.

Job requirements

 

A university degree in Air Transport or equivalent industry qualification and Experience:
Specialized knowledge and wide practical experience in one or more fields of aviation/air transport management
Must be familiar with the operations of an Air Transport/Aviation industry.
Work experience in a senior position from an Aviation related institution is an added advantage.
Sound knowledge and experience in airline customer passenger service and station management.
Knowledge of industry affairs/regulations.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and or French
Fluency in both English and French is an added advantage.
Knowledge of international air law is also an added advantage

 

 

 

ATS Inspector Trainee AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

 

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

 

A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw

 

A copy of CV
A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
Copy of National ID

 

Silas UDAHEMUKA

 

Director-General

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

ATS Inspector trainee (1)

Job title   ATS Inspector trainee

Report to  Manager of Air Navigation Services

Summarized

 

Job description

 

ATS Inspector designs, develop, promulgates and reviews ATS safety standards.
Performs safety oversight of the provision of air traffic services in accordance with the applicable regulations, standards, and directives by regular audits/inspections, desktop audits of documentation prior to a field audit, quality assurance; and
Ensures compliance through enforcement where required.

 

 

Duties & Responsibilities

 

Identifies the inspectorate’s needs and implements appropriate strategies to achieve planned goals;
Reviews ATS regulations and technical guidance material relevant to ATS for amendments and/or updates based on new or amended ICAO SARPs and Documents;
Evaluates ATS provider manuals for approval/acceptance
Identifies and facilitates relevant learning and development activities within the Section to ensure high professional standards;
Identifies and facilitates relevant learning and development activities within the Section to ensure high professional standards
Plans organizes and carries out the inspection/audit and surveillance activities of ATS operations and systems

 

Job requirements

 

A degree from a recognized University with science subjects preferably in Mathematics, Physics, Geography or another related discipline.
Strong computer skills in MS Office;
Fluency in English and or French
Be Rwandan
Below 30 years or having an Air Traffic Service certificate or
A valid language proficiency certificate

 

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

 

Kigali International Airport

 

B.P: 1122

 

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

 

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

 

Brief Background:

 

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

 

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
A copy of CV
A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
Copy of National ID

 

Silas UDAHEMUKA

 

Director-General

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

 

Administrative Assistant (1)

Job title  Administrative Assistant

 

Reports to Director of Aviation Planning

 

Summarized Job description

 

Handling office tasks, including filing, generating reports and presentations, setting up for meetings, and reordering supplies.
Providing real-time scheduling support by booking appointments and preventing conflicts.
Making travel arrangements, such as booking flights, cars, and making hotel and restaurant reservations.
Screening phone calls and routing callers to the appropriate offices.
Using a computer to generate reports, transcribe minutes from meetings, create presentations, and conduct research.
Greet and assist visitors.
Maintain polite and professional communication via phone, e-mail, and mail.
Anticipate the needs of others in order to ensure their seamless and positive experience.
Photocopy and print out documents.

Job requirements

 

Be Rwandan
University Degree in Business Administration or equivalent.
Proven administration or assistant experience
Knowledge of office management systems and procedures
Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work
Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational and planning skills
Proficient in MS Office
Proficiency in English or French is required. Fluency in both English and French is an added advantage.
Excellent typing skills—at least 60 words per minute.

 

 

 

 

Consumer Protection Officer AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
A copy of CV
A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
Copy of National ID

 

Silas UDAHEMUKA

 

Director-General

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

 

Consumer Protection Officer (1)

Job title  Consumer Protection Officer

 

Reports to   Head of Air Transport

 

Summarized Job description

 

Enforcing compliance of airlines and other service providers with the Rwanda Civil Aviation economic regulations and related regulatory tools.
Collecting, collating and following up on consumers’ complaints to a satisfactory conclusion;
Investigates complaints of anti-competitive or predatory practices in the aviation industry;
Ensuring that appropriate compensations are paid to complainants;
Organizing and conducting public enlightenment programs on the rights and responsibilities of both providers and users of air transport and allied services.
Cargo monitoring and inspection.
Participate in inter-facilitation agencies periodic meetings.
Monitor and assess the service levels of all airlines to ensure optimal performance
Prepare periodic reports showing a number of complaints resolved/unresolved and airlines performance assessment.
Participation in various stakeholders’ meetings, forums, workshops, etc., where aviation issues are discussed.
Development and circulation of enlightenment materials;
Collaborating with relevant government agencies, NGOs, aviation media and industry trade associations on consumer issues.

Job requirements

 

A university degree in Air Transport or equivalent industry qualification and Experience:
Specialized knowledge and wide practical experience in one or more fields of aviation/air transport management
Must be familiar with the operations of an Air Transport/Aviation industry.
Work experience in a senior position from an Aviation related institution is an added advantage.
Sound knowledge and experience in airline customer passenger service and station management.
Knowledge of industry affairs/regulations.
Strong verbal and written communication skills in English and or French
Fluency in both English and French is an added advantage.
Knowledge of international air law is also an added advantage

 

 

 

Head of Air Transport AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

 

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

 

A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
A copy of CV
A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
Copy of National ID

 

Silas UDAHEMUKA

 

Director-General

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

Head of Air Transport (1)

Job title   1. Head of Air Transport

 

Reports to  Director of Aviation Planning

 

Summarized Job description

 

 

Coordinate the air transport department through tasking, evaluating, training, and overall management of the department staff.
Review and draft amendments to economic regulations from time to time, to ensure that air transport in Rwanda is fair and sustainable.
Manage the regulation, certification, and monitoring of the activities of Travel Agents, Cargo Agents and General Sales Agent (GSA) or Airline representatives.
Collect and analyze aviation statistics.
Ensure the development of regular reports related to air transport in Rwanda.
Carry out market studies (including business simulations) to identify potential regional and international segments that can better contribute to the development of air hub in Rwanda.
Initiate, draft, negotiate and conclude ASAs with other Countries for the benefit of the aviation industry, in coordination with other Government stakeholders.
Propose business working frameworks to attract the identified key industry players including airlines, maintenance organizations, and manufacturers to open and maintain businesses in Rwanda.
Propose and participate in the negotiations of air service agreements.

 

 

Job requirements

 

University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in air transport economics or other relevant academic qualifications.

Extensive and proven experience in air transport areas such as:

government air transportation policies
air law
Bilateral air service agreement texts and negotiations
Aviation business simulations
Air carrier tariff, airline ticketing/pricing regulations
Air transport management/administration/operations
Data analysis and statistics.
Familiarity with ICAO standards and recommended practices (SARPs) related to air transport.

Strong analytical skills.

Strong problem-solving skills.

Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.

Fluency in both English and French is an added advantage.

 

 

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) : Legal officers : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

  • A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
  • A copy of CV
  • A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
  • Copy of National ID

Silas UDAHEMUKA

Director-General

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

  1. Legal officers (2)

Job title

Legal officers

Report to

Manager of Legal department

Summarized Job description

Responsibilities

The Legal Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Provides and assists in the provision of legal advice on a wide range of legal matters involving issues of international, public, private, and administrative law, including the interpretation and application of constitutive, legislative and other instruments governing RCAA activities and operations.

  • Prepares and assists in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on diverse substantive and procedural questions, which may include those related to administration and management,
  • Conducts extensive legal research and analysis and prepares or assists in the preparation of legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports, and correspondence.
  • Undertakes a review of legal documents, instruments, or other material; identifies important issues, similarities, and inconsistencies, etc.
  • Handles and assists in the provision of legal advice on a wide range of issues relating with RCAA stakeholders
  • Reviews, advises on and drafts complex contracts, agreements, institutional and operational modalities, and other legal documents and advises on and participates in negotiations and settlement of claims and disputes;
  • Provides legal advice on the interpretation and application of financial and staff regulations and rules, including the review of administrative decisions and the drafting of administrative issuances.
  • Assists in representing the Organization before arbitral and other tribunals or administrative proceedings, including disciplinary cases.
  • Serves on various standing boards, committees, ad hoc working groups and task forces, as required; promotes the work of the RCAA and represents the organization at meetings, conferences, seminars, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by his/her supervisors.

Skills and qualifications:

 

Competencies

i.          Professionalism:

  • Ability to apply legal expertise to analyzing a diverse range of complex and unusual legal issues and problems and in developing innovative and creative solutions.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive legal research on a range of issues, including those of a unique and/or complex nature; proficiency in legal writing and expression and ability to prepare legal briefs, opinions, or legal submissions/motions, and a variety of legal instruments and related documents.
  • Discretion and sound judgment in applying legal expertise to sensitive, complex legal issues.
  • Strong negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach an agreement.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and handle multiple concurrent projects/cases.
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

                   I.            Communication

Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; and demonstrates openness in sharing information.

                II.            Teamwork

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law may be required.

Work Experience

Experience in legal analysis, research, contracts drafting, low drafting and writing is required.

Languages

Fluency in both English & French is an added advantage.

 

 

 

Accountant AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

 

Kigali International Airport

 

B.P: 1122

 

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

 

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

 

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

 

  • A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
  • A copy of CV
  • A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
  • Copy of National ID

Silas UDAHEMUKA

Director-General

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

 

  1. Accountant (1)

Job title

Accountant

Report to

Head of Finance

Summarized Job description

  • Gather financial data and ledgers
  • Consolidate and analyze financial statements and results
  • Prepare budgets and monitor expenditures
  • Handle monthly, quarterly and annual forecast and reporting
  • Oversee external and internal audits
  • Advise management on how to craft effective business plans and resolve cost-related issues

Skills and ability

Must have;

  • Proven experience as an Accountant.
  • Excellent knowledge of accounting regulations and practices.
  • In-depth experience in risk analysis, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Proficient in MS Office and finance software.
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving aptitude.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Keen eye for details.
  • Organizational and leadership skills.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related qualifications.
  • At least seven (5) years’ experience in an institution of similar size and complexity.
  • Having worked with an audit firm would be a plus.
  • CPA, ACCA, CIMA, qualified.

Other requirements

  • Must be Rwandan

 

 

 

 

 

Human Resources Development Officer AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA ) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
A copy of CV
A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
Copy of National ID

 

Silas UDAHEMUKA

 

Director-General

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

Human Resources Development officer (1)

Job title  Human resources office

 

Report to  Head of human resources

Summarized

 

Job description

 

Training and development officers will plan, direct, and coordinate training programs to enhance the knowledge and skills of RCAA employees.

He/she will on a regular basis conduct training needs assessment of RCAA employees.

 

Job requirements

 

A Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Law or Social Studies.
Experience in performance management and the implementation of systems to support excellent performance.
Experience in leading and managing a wide variety of specialists and a proven ability to inspire confidence at all levels of the organization.
Fluency in both French and English is an added advantage.

 

 

 

PANSOPS inspector trainee AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

Brief Background:

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

  • A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
  • A copy of CV
  • A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
  • Copy of National ID

Silas UDAHEMUKA

Director-General

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

PANSOPS inspector trainee (1)

 

 

Job title

New Hire PANSOPS inspector

Report to

Manager of Air Navigation Services

Summarized Job description

The PANS-OPS Inspector is responsible for performing safety oversight functions of PANS-OPS service providers. He/She ensures compliance of rules, regulations, standards, directives related to PANS-OPS provision.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and amends PANS-OPS regulations, standards, directives and guidance materials required for safety PANS-OPS provision in accordance with relevant PANS-OPS;
  • Ensures that PANS-OPS providers have developed policy and procedures for determining the capacity of PANS-OPS system, including the number of staff required to ensure the provision of an adequate PANS-OPS system;
  • Conducts audits and regularly inspects the adequacy of PANS-OPS in terms of operational procedures, practices, manpower numbers, equipment/facilities, and personnel training/development/licensing to ensure the proper implementation of safe procedures;
  • Certifies/Approves/Accepts PANS-OPS providers in accordance with applicable regulations, standards, written procedures and other relevant directives issued by the Authority;

Job Requirements

  • A degree from a recognized University with science subjects preferably in aerospace engineering, telecommunications, airspace low, Mathematics, Physics, Geography or any related study areas.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Office;
  • Having PANSOPS certificate or valid ATC license is an added value
  • Fluency in English and or French
 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) : Airworthiness inspector trainees : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

Brief Background:

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

  • A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
  • A copy of CV
  • A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
  • Copy of National ID

Silas UDAHEMUKA

Director-General

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

Airworthiness inspector trainees (2)

 

 

Job title

Airworthiness Inspector Trainee

Report to

Manager  Airworthiness Department

Summarized Job description

Monitoring of all airworthiness related activities such as certifications of Maintenance Organization, Training Organization, Aircraft Operations, Engineers Qualifications, Airworthiness Data Monitoring and ensuring that they are carried out by persons who are properly authorized and that the certifications made are for the purpose and in accordance with the requirements of the applicable airworthiness regulations.

Job Requirements

Qualifications;

  • A holder of a diploma or degree in aircraft maintenance engineering.
  • Aircraft maintenance engineer’s licenses in Category A and C and Avionics.
  • At least one type of system course or two type ratings in category A and C on large Aircraft.
  • Ability to identify non-compliance issues and unsafe practices and to advise operators on remedial actions.
  • Knowledge of safety oversight processes, with an ability to diagnose issues and propose improvements in the process.
  • Proficiency in the office suite and desktop publishing tools.
  • Be fluent in English and French is an added value.

 

 

RCAA IT Technician -User Technical Support AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

Kigali International Airport

B.P: 1122

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

 

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

 

  • A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
  • A copy of CV
  • A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
  • Copy of National ID

Silas UDAHEMUKA

Director-General

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

RCAA IT Technician -User technical support (1)

 

 

 

Job title

RCAA IT Technician (User technical support 1)

Report to

Head IT Department

Summarized Job description

  • Install and configure appropriate hardware (including peripheral devices) and user’s software;
  • Maintain local networks in ways that optimize performance and security;
  • Provide orientation and guidance to users on how to operate new software and computer equipment;
  • Organize, schedule and perform upgrades and maintenance without deterring others from completing their work;
  • Maintain records/logs of repairs and fixes and maintenance schedule;
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor;

Job requirements

 

  • Bachelor a minimum of a degree(A0) in Computer engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, or any related field;
  • Good knowledge of internet security and data privacy principles, with depth understanding of diverse computer systems and networks;
  • At least 2 years of hands-on experience as an IT technician;

 

 

 

 

2 JOB POSITIONS AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) : RCAA IT Engineer – Software Developers

 

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

 

Kigali International Airport

 

B.P: 1122

 

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

 

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

  • A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw
  • A copy of CV
  • A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
  • Copy of National ID

Silas UDAHEMUKA

Director-General

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

RCAA IT Engineer – Software developers (2)

 

Job title

RCAA IT Engineer (Software developer 2)

Report to

Head IT Department

Summarized

Job description:

 

  • Working closely with relevant personnel to develop required software using best practices of software development;
  • Analyzing user requirements for software development and product implementation plan;
  • Testing software to ensure the code is correct, fixing (‘debugging’) errors where they occur, and rerunning and rechecking the program until it produces the correct results;
  • Integrating various software solutions to work together as and when needed;
  • Working with users, trainers and technical writers (if any) and develop user support materials;
  • Upgrading existing software as the organization’s needs change;
  • Perform any other task assigned by the supervisor.

Job requirements

 

  • To have at least a Bachelor’s degree (A0) in Computer Science, Software development, Information Technology or any related field;
  • Full-stack developer with proficient knowledge in Python, JavaScript, PHP, Java, Web services (RESTful API, SOAPS, etc), SQL, etc.
  • To have at least 2 years of hands-on experience in programming/software development;
  • To be a Rwandan

 

 

 

Unmanned Aircraft System Inspector AT Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) : ( Deadline : 22 November 2019 )

 

JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA)

 

Kigali International Airport

 

B.P: 1122

 

Opening date: 05th/November/2019

 

Closing date: 22nd/November/2019

 

Brief Background:

 

Rwanda civil aviation Authority is a Government institution established by Law No 03/2017 of 21/02/2017 determining its mission, organization, and functioning as amended to date. RCAA has a legal personality and is governed in accordance with laws governing organs of Public Service.

To achieve its mission RCAA would like to recruit qualified staff to fill the attached vacant positions on its Organization structure. Details on positions advertised including terms of reference, required profile and number of positions are obtained from the RCAA website.

 

Interested candidates should submit the following documents to RCAA Head Office at Kigali International Airport not later than Friday, 22nd November 2019 at 5 P.M:

 

A filled application form obtained from the RCAA website: www.caa.gov.rw

A copy of CV

A copy of the required degree or diploma and certificates and equivalency certificate from HEC for foreign degrees
Copy of National ID

Silas UDAHEMUKA

Director-General

Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority

 

Unmanned Aircraft System Inspector (1)

Job title   UAS Inspector (1)

 

Report to  DFSS

 

 

Summarized Job description

 

 

Ensures that the regulations, standards, policies, guidelines and other regulatory and non-regulatory instruments, tools, processes, and instructions governing UAS operations are in place and current to support adequate safety oversight functions.
Evaluates and recommends for approval/disapproval requests for permits/certificates to operate a UAS. Determines the need for and establish work programs for surveillance and inspection of UAS operators within manpower and budget limitations to assure adherence to the applicable regulations.
Conducts investigations of UAS incidents and accidents. Conducts studies on drone technology development, to conduct awareness workshops to UAS owners/operators on safe and secure operations.
Update the existing UAS regulations in force so as to remain relevant to the technological advancement and to maintain the efficiency of TGMS such as Advisory circulars (AC’s) and any other publications that will guide the industry in compliance with standards.
Prepare and continuously fill entries of registered UAS (drones) in the RCAA UAS register book. Issuance of activity permits and registration certificates to the UAS operators.
Prepare and submit biodata of different applicants (companies, institutions, and different individuals) for registration of drones to the competent authority before the issuance of registration certificates and activity permits.

Job requirements

 

To be below 35 years.
University degree or technical qualification in aeronautical engineering, aircraft maintenance  or flight operations or any other related field.  A minimum of three (3) years’ experience.

 

 

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Antofagasta
Chile bajó Estado de Emergencia
David Veloso Codocedo
21 años
Soldado de tropa profesional
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Fusil a tierra
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Vigilancia de Alfredo Hodges
tropas desplazadas a Santiago
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Desobediencia. Chile ya cambió.

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I luoghi del benessere. Cura del corpo e sintonia con l’ambiente

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I luoghi del benessere. Cura del corpo e sintonia con l’ambiente

Anna Laura Palazzo

 

Professore Associato di Urbanistica
Università Roma 3

 

La ricerca del benessere è un orizzonte di attesa valido a tutte le latitudini e in ogni epoca storica.
Con riferimento alla tradizione occidentale, si considereranno due luoghi nei quali si sono identificate o realizzate condizioni di benessere inteso tanto come equilibrio fisico che come gratificazione intellettuale, che manifestano, al di là delle espressioni contingenti, il carattere di vere e proprie invarianti: le architetture termali, come scena privilegiata di una pratica collettiva imperniata sul motto latino “mens sana in corpore sano”, e i giardini delle delizie, che, almeno alla loro origine, declinano il benessere in una accezione strettamente privata e costituiscono dei “topoi” tra i meglio definiti nella loro materialità fisica come trascrizioni fedeli di principi formali, funzionali e sociali imperniati su ideali condivisi.

 

Benessere come cura del corpo

L’idea di terme si lega da tempi molto antichi a realizzazioni architettoniche destinate a svolgere una funzione specialistica anche in assenza di riconosciute proprietà curative delle acque impiegate per alimentarle. L’impegno con cui l’architettura si è cimentata nell’imbrigliare entro forme definite la sostanza mobile e multiforme dell’acqua rappresenta senz’altro un elemento di lunga durata nella storia degli impianti termali. Un’altra invariante si ritrova nella funzione ricreativa che ben presto affianca la pratica igienica contribuendo alla consacrazione delle terme come luoghi della socialità, poi come mete privilegiate di villeggiatura, e infine, nella riscoperta di questi ultimi decenni, come sedi di nuovi rituali salutistici.
La consuetudine di lavacri in acqua fredda in locali realizzati nei ginnasi e in altri edifici pubblici frequentati quotidianamente si deve al mondo greco: si trattava all’origine di una pratica frugale, occasionalmente ingentilita dall’introduzione di bagni caldi, a coronamento degli esercizi ginnici e di altre cure del corpo che, con il nuoto nelle acque di mare, facevano parte integrante della formazione del giovane: non saper leggere né nuotare suonava infatti come una nota di demerito. In tono con l’austerità dello stile di vita, i locali, a pianta generalmente rettangolare, erano disadorni, presentando tuttavia non di rado partizioni interne o colonne per schermare l’ambiente destinato alla vasca.
Nella rielaborazione ad opera del mondo romano, si assiste ad una evoluzione della tipologia dai primi esempi di età repubblicana che Seneca descrive come angusti e poco illuminati, fedeli alla tradizione greca anche nella scarsa concessione ai piaceri del bagno tiepido, sino ai grandiosi impianti di età imperiale, che attestano livelli funzionali e di rappresentatività davvero eccezionali, registrando tra l’altro l’assimilazione della consuetudine orientale dei bagni di sudore. La dimensione “urbana” di questi stabilimenti è resa tecnicamente possibile dalla maggiore disponibilità della risorsa idrica in relazione alla costruzione dei grandi acquedotti, nonché dalla messa a punto di procedimenti di riscaldamento imperniati sullo sfruttamento di intercapedini per la circolazione dell’aria calda realizzate sotto i pavimenti dei locali (sospensurae).
La consuetudine del bagno termale, accessibile ad un costo irrisorio, permea profondamente e durevolmente la vita quotidiana dei cittadini dell’Impero, dalle isole britanniche alle coste dell’Asia Minore e del Nord Africa. Nel perseguire l’ideale di sanitas introdotto dai greci, gli avventori si sottopongono in primo luogo a qualche esercizio ginnico nei diversi locali deputati allo scopo, oppure all’aperto, secondo le stagioni. Sostano poi negli ambienti riservati all’immersione nell’acqua, che nell’ampia piscina del frigidarium è disponibile a temperatura ambiente, mentre nelle vasche del calidarium e del tepidarium viene immessa dopo un riscaldamento più o meno prolungato. Queste pratiche vengono intervallate con dei bagni di sudore in un locale detto laconicon dove un flusso di aria calda e secca proveniente dall’intercapedine creata dalle sospensurae si diffonde attraverso particolari condutture in cotto dette fistulae che rivestono le pareti sino all’altezza desiderata. Tra copiose sudate nel laconicon e vigorose nuotate nelle vasche del frigidarium, tra esercizi e giochi all’aperto, il frequentatore abituale coniuga la cura del corpo a quella dei rapporti sociali, trascorrendo i pomeriggi alle terme, dove usufruisce di ampi spazi per lo svago, il gioco e la conversazione. Egli completa il rituale termale nell’apodyterium, lo spogliatoio, dove si unge il corpo con oli speciali e si deterge con lo strigilum, strumento metallico ricurvo, manovrato da schiavi personali o forniti dallo stabilimento. La separazione tra uomini e donne, dapprima realizzata attraverso la consuetudine di impianti o di orari separati, scompare gradualmente sino ad essere abolita.

Roma. Terme di Caracalla (212-217 d.C.).

 

La disgregazione dell’Impero e lo spopolamento delle città determinano un progressivo abbandono degli impianti termali; l’acqua, prima disponibile in quantità abbondante, scarseggia per il deterioramento o la distruzione degli acquedotti, ma le pratiche igieniche e salutari vengono accantonate anche per effetto di quel forte richiamo alla spiritualità dei primi secoli del Cristianesimo che respinge come peccaminoso il principio della cura del corpo.
Dopo il Mille, saranno i Crociati ad introdurre gradualmente nell’Occidente i rituali “passivi” del bagno all’orientale: nel cosiddetto “hammam” (bagno turco), in un ambiente confortevole e raffinato, nella penombra ottenuta attraverso una sapiente schermatura della luce diurna o con fioche lanterne, domina il principio del riposo in un perfetto isolamento dal mondo esterno. Se anche qui, come nella Roma Imperiale, il linguaggio architettonico manifesta una predilezione per le strutture voltate e le cupole, nell’usanza dell’immersione, che intervalla i bagni di vapore, non vi è memoria delle vasche per la natatio; nella consuetudine dei massaggi e di altre tecniche di rilassamento non vi è alcun ricordo dell’intensa attività fisica praticata nelle terme romane.
La graduale diffusione in tutti i paesi d’Europa di bagni e “stufe” all’orientale riporta al centro della vita pubblica rituali anche molto privati: questi rari locali riscaldati, inseriti nel tessuto cittadino senza alcun clamore architettonico, propongono condizioni di promiscuità che soltanto la specializzazione funzionale dei secoli successivi riuscirà ad eliminare: le donne vi partoriscono, gli ammalati si sottopongono a terapie rudimentali, altri avventori vi praticano attività quotidiane. Una serie di ordinanze tenderà a regolamentare gli usi dei bagni pubblici, se non a proibirne la frequentazione sotto la pressione delle epidemie o dietro l’incitamento delle autorità ecclesiastiche.
Non si perde però completamente la memoria di quei luoghi le cui acque manifestano proprietà particolari che hanno fama di curare affezioni morbose: alla fine del XIV secolo, i primi studi di idrologia medica, che supporteranno con l’osservazione empirica una nutrita tradizione orale circa le proprietà terapeutiche di alcune acque termominerali, inaugureranno lo sfruttamento sistematico di varie sorgenti naturali promuovendo il rito della “villeggiatura” nel segno di una proficua alleanza tra aspetti ricreativi ed usi curativi. In effetti, se la frequentazione di questi luoghi ha avuto inizialmente un carattere di necessità, il viaggio per motivi di salute viene oramai ritenuto socialmente giustificabile, almeno quanto quello legato a ragioni di pellegrinaggio o di commercio. Si estende quindi il campo delle possibilità e dei suggerimenti offerti a chi cerca riposo o distrazione, distacco dalle cure quotidiane o contatti diversi con il mondo esterno.

Un ricco immaginario sostiene spesso le proprietà terapeutiche e taumaturgiche delle acque termali.
Lucas Cranach il Vecchio. La fontana della Giovinezza, 1546.

L’aspirazione alla villeggiatura come evasione si intreccia inizialmente a una sorta di ideale sociale e cortese della vita agreste: la scelta della località appropriata, provvista di tutti i comfort e delle mondanità cittadine, vuole essere segno di distinzione e buon gusto, come osserva Carlo Goldoni nella sua fortunata “Trilogia” sull’argomento, dove peraltro prende le distanze, anche attraverso una graffiante introduzione, dalle mode e dagli isterismi connessi appunto alle “smanie per la villeggiatura” (1761).
Dalla metà dell’Ottocento, le nuove mode della “terapia dell’aria” e della pratica dei bagni sposteranno ulteriormente l’attenzione su “luoghi del benessere” all’aperto, in sintonia con nuove esigenze di ricreazione e gratificazione.
Il richiamo delle stazioni idrotermali, legato al riconoscimento ormai concorde dalla classe medica, e talvolta anche alla fama di aristocratiche frequentazioni raggiunge ben presto le élites economiche e infine il ceto medio.
La fortuna delle città termali si baserà soprattutto su di un richiamo elegante e discreto, classicamente “vecchio stile” sul piano delle attrazioni, ma accuratamente aggiornato sul piano dell’architettura e del comfort: i “curisti”, cui è prescritto anche il rito della passeggiata, si muovono in un décor suggestivo, con ampi parchi e giardini ben curati, tra stabilimenti balneari ed alberghi, teatri e caffé-concerti, sale per il gioco e gallerie coperte realizzati nel linguaggio dell’epoca: quello compassato del neoclassico, quello aulico proprio della stagione eclettica, quello rigoglioso del liberty, quello asciutto e sintetico del déco.

Il fascino discreto del richiamo termale. Montecatini, Terme Tettuccio, 1779.

Intorno alla metà dell’Ottocento, tuttavia, con l’affermarsi delle nuove mode della “terapia dell’aria” (la montagna) e della pratica del bagno di mare, la consuetudine di “passare le acque” inizia a perdere terreno: le prime località costiere con spiagge “attrezzate”, propagandate ormai come luoghi della salubrità per eccellenza, si sviluppano inizialmente nell’Inghilterra vittoriana, seguita a ruota dalle altre nazioni europee, con la complicità di una rete ferroviaria che consente persino forme di pendolarismo giornaliero.

(C)1994-95 Nicolas Pioch

Georges Seurat, Une baignade à Asnières, 1884.

Il declino delle città termali si è manifestato di pari passo con la graduale sostituzione della clientela originaria con una nuova utenza di lavoratori dipendenti, anche grazie ad una assistenza sanitaria particolarmente premurosa, e successivamente di anziani spesso intenzionati a risiedervi trasferendosi dai luoghi di origine.
Nell’ultimo ventennio, nuovi “luoghi del benessere”, non più o non soltanto condizionati dalla presenza di sorgenti curative, si sono imposti come edizione aggiornata e raffinata delle delizie termali del passato: con la complicità di un termine di importazione, come Wellness, una serie di servizi per il relax e la cura della persona tendono ad affermarsi sul mercato globale per un pubblico adulto meno fedele e fidelizzabile ai luoghi ma altrettanto abitudinario nei suoi periodici rituali di soggiorno.

 

Benessere come sintonia con l’ambiente

Un “topos” molto frequentato sin dall’antichità più remota è il giardino.
L’idea di luogo recintato, di “hortus conclusus”, che è alla base dell’etimologia di “giardino”, sostenuta da miti e leggende, è comune a molti ceppi linguistici. Nella tradizione giudaico-persiana “eden” è il giardino delle delizie, che la Bibbia riserva all’uomo prima del peccato, e in quella islamica il paradiso, con lo stesso significato, è il luogo destinato ai Giusti; ma anche visioni contingenti convergono sulla condizione di privilegio, se non di beatitudine, legata alla categoria dell’otium, efficacemente definita “non un tempo ma un modo di vita”, appannaggio esclusivo delle classi egemoni.

Lucas Cranach il Vecchio. Il giardino dell’Eden, intorno al 1550.

Nel corso dei secoli l’immaginario sociale ed estetico del giardino si è progressivamente modificato: da oasi di protezione dal disordine e dal contatto con i non eletti, da miniatura del mondo naturale o prezioso artificio, questo spazio riservato verrà rielaborato intorno alla metà dell’Ottocento dalle istituzioni dei governi costituzionali in forma di villa pubblica o di parco urbano.
Se alla base dell’ideale formale del giardino permane il principio dell’imitazione della natura come fondamento dell’arte, ripreso e incrementato nel XX secolo con l’inclusione di ampi inserti di natura spontanea, il ricorso ad elementi voluttuari anche incongrui continuerà a permeare la storia di questo particolare artefatto con effetti scenici imprevisti e sorprendenti.
Di pari passo, la cultura europea ha esplorato il tema delle corrispondenze tra paesaggio e stato d’animo, alla ricerca di consonanze profonde in grado di rasserenare e consolare l’individuo attanagliato dall’incertezza e dal dolore esistenziale. Per i personaggi del Decamerone riuniti in villa, il benessere è una condizione da conquistare, nonostante l’imperversare della peste. Ed è una condizione da ripristinare per Niccolò Machiavelli, costretto al ritiro dalla scena pubblica.
L’orizzonte campestre, schermato alla vista dal recinto dell’hortus conclusus nella finzione di Boccaccio, aperto invece e senza ostacoli nel caso dello statista fiorentino, rinvia a un riferimento remoto che la lontananza dalla città contribuisce a sottolineare.
Se l’esilio viene vissuto dal Machiavelli come l’occasione per fare di necessità virtù, per ritemprare e fortificare lo spirito turbato dalle avversità del momento, la campagna non ha qui il ruolo di mera opposizione alla città, come nella retorica esistenziale di un Lucrezio, che contrapponeva otium e negotium; tuttavia essa è ancora muto scenario, sia pure partecipe, di un dialogo interiore segnato da una intima adesione ai modelli del passato, ancora “paese” piuttosto che “paesaggio”, che nulla ha a vedere con quella forma di partecipazione soggettiva, quella “visualizzazione interpretativa e riflessa” cui perverranno nel Seicento gli inventori della pittura en plein air, collocando i propri cavalletti fuori dai recinti dei giardini.
Dall’Umanesimo in poi, un ideale cortese permea l’affermazione di un modello di cultura che è anche una dichiarazione di status sociale: le ville medicee riprodotte nella famosa serie di affreschi di Giusto Utens ci offrono l’immagine di un perfetto equilibrio tra manufatto edilizio e architettura dei giardini. La moda dell’insediamento in villa come luogo del riposo e del godimento estetico risale al cinquecento, quando il rifluire di capitali della classe mercantile dalla città al contado favorisce lo sviluppo di nuove possibilità di sfruttamento non solo economico della campagna e del paesaggio naturale, e di controllo dei suoi elementi.

Giusto Utens. Villa medicea di Castello (1599-1602).

Le nuove tecniche idrauliche e costruttive consentono ampie bonifiche delle pianure e soprattutto una valida regimazione delle acque di terreni anche in forte pendio sistemati a terrazzamenti. Le residenze di “villeggiatura” sulle colline lucchesi di cui Montaigne ha lasciato una ammirata descrizione nelle pagine del suo Voyage en Italie (1581) rappresentano capisaldi visivi di immediata percezione anche dalle residenze urbane, con cui danno vita ad una sorta di contrappunto dialettico. Esse presentano precise regole nell’organizzazione degli elementi di raccordo tra ambiente progettato e morfologia naturale e codificati rapporti spaziali e distributivi tra edifici ed aree di pertinenza. Quasi in omaggio alle leggi della prospettiva, il giardino è generalmente attraversato da un asse di simmetria che coincide con il viale di accesso alla proprietà attorno al quale si sviluppano gli orti “utilitaristici” con vigneti e oliveti, i cui prodotti sono parte non trascurabile del godimento del proprietario.
Il “giardino all’italiana” non è però soltanto il microcosmo protetto dai muri delle “chiuse” realizzato per il piacere dell’occhio, ma costituisce il campo per eccellenza delle sperimentazioni legate alle nuove concezioni dell’umanesimo, che rielaborano modelli e simbolismi legati a memorie classiche.
L’ostentazione del benessere e del rango sociale entrerà gradualmente a far parte di un nuovo immaginario del “giardino”, ormai dilatato a “parco”, fortemente intriso dei principi dell’assolutismo monarchico. Concezione che avrà le sue più interessanti espressioni in Francia, dove la classe aristocratica si compiace delle nuove sistemazioni paesaggistiche che sembrano “catturare l’infinito” attraverso scenografie impostate sui cannocchiali visivi delle infilate prospettiche di viali maestosi che ordinano in rigorose simmetrie le vaste e curatissime campiture a prato, le alberate, la dimora principale e le numerose dependances. A Versailles, spazi per le rappresentazioni, elaborati giochi d’acqua, labirinti, viali, siepi e gallerie verdi impreziositi da una accorta toponomastica rinviano ad un immaginario mitologico e simbolico il cui fulcro è e vuole essere il Re Sole (1682).

La “cattura dell’infinito”. Il Parco alla francese. Sistemazione di Versailles, realizzata dagli architetti
Louis Le Vau e dai paesaggisti André Le Nôtre e Charles Le Brun tra il 1664 e il 1710).

In opposizione alla versione “francese”, l’Inghilterra elabora un proprio modello di parco che costituisce una genuina espressione del liberalismo mercantile, un “topos” su cui l’intera cultura, non solo quella legata alle arti figurative, viene chiamata ad esprimersi.
Diverse generazioni di giardino “naturalistico” si susseguono nel corso del Settecento, accomunate da sapienti ricostruzioni e rimodellazioni di paesaggi aperti ad opera di architetti giardinieri, in cui anche l’ospite di passaggio può condividere con il padrone di casa i piaceri e i segreti di una vera e propria forma d’arte.
Gli olandesi, maestri nella tecnica topiaria e nella floricultura, esportano modelli ispirati ad una concezione di parco come elaborata successione di architetture vegetali capaci di suggerire atmosfere intime per lo svago o il raccoglimento. Gli echi di questa concezione saranno ancora evidenti nella estrema provincia europea così come appare in una novella di Cechov: “Quali mai ghiribizzi, ricercate mostruosità e beffe fatte alla natura non c’eran lì! C’eran lì spalliere di piante fruttifere, un pero che aveva la forma di un pioppo piramidale, querce e tigli di aspetto sferico, un melo foggiato ad ombrello, archi, monogrammi, candelabri e perfino un “1862” formato con susini: numero che indicava l’anno in cui Pessotski si era occupato per la prima volta di floricultura” (Il Monaco nero).
La dimensione estetica e contemplativa di questa perfezione artificiale contrasta singolarmente con l’apprezzamento della natura selvaggia che prende piede prevalentemente ad opera del movimento romantico. In entrambi i casi si tratta tuttavia di una disposizione all’ammirazione che fa propria l’idea di “quadro” di cui l’uomo si sente partecipe.

 

Altri traguardi del benessere

Una costante nella ricerca di una condizione di benessere psicofisico è rappresentata dalla identificazione tra paesaggio interiore e orizzonte esperienziale, che è spesso anche un “luogo mentale” denso di riferimenti simbolici e difficilmente riconducibile entro forme definite.
Di recente, le acquisizioni della psicologia sociale hanno indicato il valore di richiamo morale di alcuni archetipi simbolici che ricorrono nella lunga durata contribuendo a rafforzare la coscienza di una identità collettiva. La “foresta” è un “topos” che avrebbe avuto una sua notevole parte nella formazione del patrimonio ideale delle nazioni: in Germania come metafora di un senso di disciplina, in Francia come espressione di un ordine formale e morale, rappresentato dalle caratteristiche piantate, in Inghilterra come simbolo di libertà nel segno della natura, in America come “tramite” per il sublime, sostenuto da un vigoroso senso della natura senza altro filtro che quello di una sensibilità individuale e del comune sentire.
Ma alcune sfide lanciate dall’uomo contemporaneo nei confronti di nuovi e impensabili traguardi di dominio del mondo attraverso imprese individuali al limite del possibile sembrano minare profondamente l’armonia affidata a una “figura” e una “misura” che contrassegnava l’orizzonte esistenziale del passato: così è stato per le esperienze di conquista delle vette montuose dai versanti più scoscesi con equipaggiamenti anche minimi, per le esplorazioni condotte in luoghi proibitivi per condizioni climatiche, e, infine, così continua ad essere per le sfide estreme di alcune discipline sportive, come il free climbing.
Il superamento di limiti apparentemente invalicabili può dunque coincidere con percorsi di vita solitari, non inquadrabili come tali all’interno della categoria della “Storia”.
In una posizione intermedia tra dimensione eminentemente fisica e dimensione strettamente psicologica si colloca una concezione di benessere che potremmo definire dinamica, legata ad aperture degli orizzonti di conoscenza che soltanto l’esperienza del viaggio, con i suoi portati imprevedibili, consente di sperimentare appieno, dando modo all’individuo di confrontarsi con scenari aperti, mobili e variati.
Per il viandante dell’Alto Medioevo richiamato da una meta di pellegrinaggio, per l’umanista alla ricerca delle principali fonti di ispirazione o per l’erudito protagonista della stagione del Grand Tour, il “viaggio” è metafora di un percorso di conoscenza e di apprendimento talvolta persino più importante ed illuminante della destinazione finale. La dimensione del viaggio continua a mantenere intatto il proprio valore ermeneutico che nulla ha a vedere con il richiamo della villeggiatura o della vacanza avventurosa, sostanziato da allusioni lontane, oramai del tutto depotenziate, ai fasti e alle insidie della natura nelle sue varie forme.
Tuttavia, gli incanti e spaesamenti forniti anche a buon mercato dal business della realtà virtuale rischiano di mettere a repentaglio anche quella idea di summum bonum, o più modestamente, quella condizione di “benessere” che l’uomo ha dimostrato di saper coltivare attraverso l’ascolto della propria natura. Perché, come diceva Seneca, “viver bene vuol dire vivere secundum naturam; il sommo bene consiste nell’essere d’accordo con se stessi”.

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Flying High with Drone Stocks - Drone Market Continues to Grow from Commercial to Military

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Point Roberts, Washington and Delta, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - November 5, 2019) - Investorideas.com, a leading investor news resource covering drone and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) stocks releases a sector snapshot reporting on the growth in the drone technology market from commercial to military and how UAV leaders like Draganfly Inc., (CSE: DFLY) are flying high with the drone revolution. Read the full article on Investorideas.com discussing drone stocks:https://www.investorideas.com/News/2019/technology/11050Drones.aspHow big is the opportunity? Acco
          

Drone Shows Progress On Central 70 Project As Some Elements Near Completion

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A drone with the Colorado Department of Transportation flies over the Central 70 Project.The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) says they are on track to complete the Central 70 Project by the end of 2022. The $1.2 billion project stretches 10 miles from Brighton Boulevard to Chambers Road.
          

Media Quotes of the Week: From women MPs back Duchess of Sussex against 'colonial undertones' of press coverage to can this headline rival the News of the World at its bizarre best?

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Women MPs in an open letter to the Duchess of Sussex: "As women MPs of all political persuasions, we wanted to express our solidarity with you in taking a stand against the often distasteful and misleading nature of the stories printed in a number of our national newspapers concerning you, your character and your family. On occasions, stories and headlines have represented an invasion of your privacy, without good reason as far as we can see. Ever more concerning still, we are calling out what can only be described as outdated, colonial undertones to some of these stories."

Piers Morgan @piersmorgan on Twitter: "WOW. Female MPs accuse press of being racist towards Meghan Markle. I hope they can justify that extraordinary claim, and that they urgently clarify which stories they think are unfairly intrusive? This looks like a very dangerous attempt to suppress freedom of the press."


Adam Boulton on SKY News: "Of course it is the first duty of journalists to report what they are told - but there is an important difference between saying 'the government says it is going to do such and such' and 'I can reveal from my exclusive sources that the government is going to do such and such.' Journalists vie to have the best "sources" but spin doctors on both sides are using this against them."


Helen Lewis in The Atlantic: "So why has 'Get Brexit done' gained such traction? Because of an unspoken pact between politicians and the media over the framing of the process. It has been presented as a tense drama that will lead to a satisfying end-of-season finale—a series of “knife-edge votes” that will eventually deliver a deal, at which point Britain can revert to its pre-2016 reality of ceasing to care much about the existence of the EU."


Gary Younge in the Guardian"When powerful people say things, too many journalists simply convey them, acting not as critical interlocutors but convenient conduits. The fact that a politician has said something, apparently, makes it news. This is all too often conveyed neat – uncritiqued, unfiltered and unprocessed. It is then injected into the conversational bloodstream caffeinated by social media. It’s as though the act of journalism is limited to getting the quote and distributing, and does not extend to verifying it, contextualising it and making sense of it. When those quotes are non-attributed – 'a senior No 10 source' or 'sources within the cabinet' – the risk of the journalist becoming an enabler and participant is real."


Richard Fletcher in The Times [£]: "The Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers have been put up for sale as their owner, the Barclay family, reviews its multibillion-pound portfolio of British investments."


MailOnline reports: "Donald Trump's White House has discontinued delivery of print editions of The New York Times and The Washington Post, according to administration officials, and he has ordered all federal agencies to follow suit. 'Not renewing subscriptions across all federal agencies will be a significant cost saving – hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars will be saved,' said White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham."


Ofcom annual report on the BBC: "Although the BBC's online news services currently reach a broad audience, the evidence shows that heavier online users are generally those in older age groups. BBC News has long been aware of the challenge it faces in engaging younger people, who are increasingly consuming news via social media and news aggregators such as Apple News."



North Wales Daily Post editor Andrew Campbell after Coldplay placed a classified ad in the Post giving exclusive track listings of the band's new album: "It's great to see even global rock stars Coldplay recognise the unbeatable value of advertising in the Daily Post."


Roy Greenslade @GreensladeR on Twitter: "A factual headline, in the Dundee Courier almost good enough to rival the News of the World's famous "Nudist welfare man's model wife fell for Chinese hypnotist from the Co-op bacon factory."

  • Here is the bizarre story behind the News of the World's famous headline, as told by Roy Stockdill on Gentleman Ranters

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Los drones de Tráfico llegan a la Universidad de Cádiz

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Exceso de velocidad, utilización del teléfono móvil al volante, adelantamientos en vías continuas, no respetar la distancia de seguridad, son algunas de las infracciones más frecuentes de los conductores españoles, además de causas de accidentes de tráfico. Imprudencias que pueden costar la vida al que las comete y al resto de personas que se crucen con él y que las patrullas de helicópteros de la Dirección General de Tráfico vigilan sin descanso. Para mostrar su labor a los más jóvenes y que éstos sean conscientes de la importancia de respetar las normas de circulación, el jefe de la Patrulla de Helicópteros de la Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) en Sevilla, Antonio Zabau, ha impartido este jueves una conferencia-taller a 140 alumnos de la Universidad de Cádiz (en concreto, de segundo curso del Grado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas). Un acto que se enmarca dentro de las Jornadas de Marketing y Eduación Vial que organiza la profesora María Teresa Fernández Alles en colaboración con la Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico de Cádiz. Zabau ha explicado que, desde Sevilla, un helicóptero, dos drones, tres pilotos, dos técnicos de mantenimiento, un operador de vídeo y cuatro agentes de la Agrupación de Tráfico de la Guardia Civil vigilan toda Andalucía Occidental y también Badajoz. Otros dos helicópteros operan para Andalucía Occidental en la base de Málaga y esperan la incorporación a principios del próximo año de otros dos drones más. Los miembros de la DGT mostrando los drones. - A.V. Mejor gestión del tráfico «No es verdad que salgamos a multar», ha dicho el jefe de los helicópteros de la DGT en Sevilla, «sancionamos adecuadamente a aquéllos que tienen una conducta inadecuada». «Nos dedicamos al control del tráfico, la vigilancia de carreteras, prestar ayuda y también formamos parte del sistema de protección civil, para intervenir en caso de accidente o catástrofe como inundaciones, por ejemplo», ha matizado. Al tiempo que ha explicado el caso del avión con dos tripulantes que hace unos años despegó de Trebujena, el piloto falleció durante el vuelo y ellos guiaron al acompañante, que finalmente se estrelló en un campo de naranjos y sobrevivió. Los Pegasus, helicópteros de vigilancia de la DGT, controlaron en 2018 a más de 67.000 vehículos y detectaron más de 20.000 infracciones, la mayoría por exceso de velocidad. A ellos, la unidad de medios aéreos ha incorporado los drones que permiten «una reducción de costes operacionales y ampliar la actual cobertura territorial», lo que contribuirá a «un mejor servicio y cobertura a operativos especiales, una mejor protección de los colectivos vulnerables como los ciclistas y una mejor gestión del tráfico». «El dron da la posibilidad de transmitir imágenes en directo al centro de gestión», ha informado Zabau, que ha puesto de relieve la buena calidad de imagen de estos aparatos y su velocidad, ya que pueden alcanzar hasta los 80 kilómetros por hora. Tanto es así que la DGT va a incorporar para finales del próximo mes de enero 28 drones más en todo el territorio nacional. El único problema, la corta duración de la batería, de media hora. «Salimos todos los días y cuando más volamos son los fines de semana, festivos, puentes, cuando la gente está más en la carretera», ha dicho Carlos, el operador de cámara. Y como curiosidad «en la parte inferior de los paneles de las carreteras, cuando aparece un helicóptero, es que estamos vigilando, y en breve también anunciarán los drones». Los alumnos han mostrado su interés. - A.V. Distracciones y exceso de velocidad Asimismo, durante la conferencia, que ha tenido lugar en la Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales de la UCA, el jefe de los helicópteros ha puesto de relieve la importancia del factor humano, es decir, cómo nos comportamos al volante, en los accidentes. Tanto es así que las distracciones al volante son el causante del 32% de accidentes mortales en la carretera, el exceso de velocidad del 22% y el consumo de alcohol y drogas del 21%. A estos factores se suman otros como la fatiga, la falta de atención, la sobreestimación de la propia habilidad o la subestimación de la velocidad propia. En 2018 1.806 personas (323 de ellas en autopistas o autovías y 994 en carreteras convencionales) perdieron la vida en accidentes de tráfico en España y 8.935 resultaron heridos, teniendo que ser hospitalizados. Una cifra algo inferior a la del año anterior y muy por debajo del máximo registrado en los años 1990-91, cuando se registraron 5.940 fallecidos en la carretera. Desde entonces la cifra ha ido bajando. El objetivo: no tener que lamentar más muertes en la carretera. En Andalucía se produjeron el pasado año 152 accidentes mortales, en los que fallecieron 170 pesonas. Una cifra para reflexionar, al igual que un dato proporcionado por Zabau respecto a la distancia de seguridad. Un coche que va a 50 kilómetros por hora recorre 15 metros antes de frenar, mientras que si va a 120 kilómetros por hora, recorre 113 metros, la distancia de un campo de fútbol. Además de los factores antes mencionados, Zabau ha dado a conocer a los jóvenes algunos externos, como la señalización incorrecta o la excesiva concentración de señales en la vía, la búsqueda de información ajena a la conducción, como bares u hoteles, los cambios de luz, realizar un recorrido excesivamente conocido o prestar atención desmesurada a algún elemento del paisaje. Y también factores internos, como los estados psicológicos transitorios como el estrés, las características de la personalidad del conductor, las conductas interferentes (ponerse el cinturón en marcha, por ejemplo), los problemas físicos derivados de la edad avanzada del conductor o estar bajo los efectos de alguna sustancia. «Con somnolencia nuestro cerebro subre apagones que pueden durar hasta 10 segundos», ha señalado el jefe de helicópteros de la DGT en Sevilla. Y más dados: las distracciones son la causa de uno de cada tres accidentes mortales y tras un minuto y medio de hablar por el móvil (incluso con el manos libres) el conductor no percibe el 40% de las señales y se tarda más en reaccionar. «No hay día que regresemos de un control que no llevemos varias infracciones de conductores usando el móvil, no sólo hablando, sino también escribiendo mensajes», ha puntualizado. Las claves para evitar distracciones: descansar, no ingerir alcohol, parar cada dos horas, si utilizamos GPS planear la ruta antes de iniciar la conducción y evitar las horas más peligrosas, de 3 a 6 de la mañana. Pueden ser la diferencia entre llegar a destino sano y salvo o perder la vida en la carretera.
          

Fort Valley State University takes agriculture to the sky with drone technology - 13WMAZ.com

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Volocopter and John Deere team up for a crop-spraying autonomous agricultural drone - TechCrunch

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PRN: Global Drone Market Size is Projected at a CAGR of 13.70% During the Forecast Period 2019 to 2025 - Valuates Reports

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Microdrones' Three New UAVs: Taking photogrammetry to new heights

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Microdrones is releasing three new Integrated UAV Systems based on the heavy lifting power, resilience and efficiency of the Microdrones md4-3000 aircraft: the mdMapper3000DuoG VHR, the mdMapper3000DuoG, and the mdMapper3000 PPK.   The company has also updated the mdTector1000CH4 LR with a Pergam Laser Methane Falcon sensor for detecting Methane (CH4) and methane-containing gases. Additionally, Microdrones is preparing to release mdInfinity, a new software package that will...

          

11/06 Links Pt1: PA: Dead ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi was a US “pawn” and Israel and ISIS are “twins”; Israel says UNRWA chief’s stepping aside shows ‘deep’ change needed; Arab Spring 2.0

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From Ian:

David Singer: Rabin’s Policies Can Help Break Gantz-Netanyahu Deadlock
The prospect of a third election in Israel within twelve months looms large – should Blue and White leader Benny Gantz be unable to form a Government of National Unity within the next two weeks.

To break the current deadlock Gantz needs at least nine members to defect from the voting bloc of 55 seats led by Prime Minister Netanyahu.

Gantz’s cause could be considerably advanced were he to publicly endorse the policies pursued by the late Prime Minister – Yitzchak Rabin – who was assassinated on 4 November 1995.

Rabin made his intentions very clear in his last speech to the Knesset on 5 October 1995 when presenting the 300 page “Israeli - Palestinian Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip” (Oslo Accords) for approval:

“Members of Knesset,

“We are striving for a permanent solution to the unending bloody conflict between us and the Palestinians and the Arab states." In the framework of the permanent solution, we aspire to reach, first and foremost, the State of Israel as a Jewish state, at least 80% of whose citizens will be, and are, Jews.

"At the same time, we also promise that the non-Jewish citizens of Israel – Muslim, Christian, Druze and others – will enjoy full personal, religious and civil rights, like those of any Israeli citizen. Judaism and racism are diametrically opposed.

"We view the permanent solution in the framework of State of Israel which will include most of the area of the Land of Israel as it was under the rule of the British Mandate, and alongside it a Palestinian entity which will be a home to most of the Palestinian residents living in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

"We would like this to be an entity which is less than a state, and which will independently run the lives of the Palestinians under its authority. The borders of the State of Israel, during the permanent solution, will be beyond the lines which existed before the Six Day War. We will not return to the 4 June 1967 lines.

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Rabin – then Defence Minister – had stated on May 27, 1985:

“The Palestinians should have a sovereign State which includes most of the Palestinians. It should be Jordan with a considerable part of the West Bank and Gaza. East of the Jordan River there is enough room to settle the Palestinian refugees. One tiny State between Israel and Jordan will solve nothing. It will be a time bomb.”

Supporting Rabin’s policies would stand Gantz in good stead as he seeks to form a Government of National Unity and – failing that – in any upcoming election that would hopefully end Israel’s current precarious political situation.


PMW: Dead ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi was a US “pawn” and Israel and ISIS are “twins” - according to the PA
While most of western society saw the death of ISIS leader and arch-terrorist Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi as a positive development in the war on terrorism, the Palestinian Authority chose to outrageously claim that Al-Baghdadi was a US "pawn" and ISIS a US creation - a terror organization only paralleled by Israel.

Muwaffaq Matar, a Fatah Revolutionary Council member and regular columnist for the official PA daily, presented a venomous PA manifest against the US:
"They [the US] killed their pawn, who they planted in the open borderless territories of Iraq and Syria after they created an organization-state of barbarity, terror, and racism, for which they chose the name 'the Islamic State.'" [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2019]

But dealing with ISIS is not enough as it only amounts to "cutting off the tail of the monster," Matar stated, arguing that the monster's head - Israel - is yet to be fought:
"[The elimination of Al-Baghdadi] was tantamount to a strong blow that has cut off the tail of the monster of terror. However, this monster has a head, and in it is a brain that is capable of growing a different tail and wings... The occupation, settlement, terror, racism, crimes against humanity, and rebellion against UN laws and conventions have a state. They named it 'Israel' and established it on the land of Palestine, which is the Palestinian people's historical and natural right."

Comparing Israel to ISIS, Matar stated that in practice ISIS and Israel are identical:
"This [ISIS] is an organization that, in regard to its crimes, there is nothing similar to it in the modern history of the region except for a defective, colonialist, settling, occupying, and racist state for which they chose the name 'the State of Israel.' The heads of large states in the world have said that the elimination of Al-Baghdadi is not the end of ISIS' terror - and this is correct! - but not one of them referred to their responsibility and their state's responsibility to drain the greatest, deepest, and most dangerous swamp of terror for the region and the world: the defective and racist State of Israel. We know... that the Muslim Brotherhood organization... is essentially a twin of the Zionist movement."
MEMRI: Chicago Islamic Scholar Omar Baloch: Israel Arms And Trains ISIS, Uses It To Destabilize The Region, Advance Its Plans For 'Greater Israel,' Alienate Muslims From Concepts Of Jihad, Islamic State
Chicago Islamic Scholar Omar Baloch said in a video he uploaded to his YouTube channel on September 11, 2019 that Islamic State (ISIS) is now fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan because "you will always find ISIS in places that are running a Zionist agenda [for] Greater Israel." He said that Israel created ISIS in order to weaken Muslims by alienating them from ideas like an Islamic state, Jihad, and Muslim unity, without which he said Islam would not be the same. Showing pictures of ISIS fighters, Baloch said that the weaponry, uniforms, and training that ISIS has are evidence that it is trained and armed by Israel, and he predicted that Israel will use ISIS to destabilize Pakistan and Kashmir. He added that Israel is "working on Kashmir" by means of India's actions in the region and that Israel intends to do to the Kashmiris what it did do to the Palestinians.

According to the Facebook page of the Furqaan Institute of Quranic Education (FIQE), Sheikh Omar Baloch was born in Chicago and is the scholar in residence at the Al-Furqaan Foundation, of which FIQE is a division. The Facebook page also says that Baloch studied at Georgetown University, at Al-Azhar University in Egypt, at Jamia Thul Ahlul Hadith in Pakistan. For more about Sheikh Omar Baloch, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7053 Illinois-Based Sheikh Omar Baloch: Islamic Relief Organizations Should Promote the Caliphate as the Long-Term Solution to Humanitarian Problems.

"You Will Always Find ISIS In Places That Are Running A Zionist Agenda, The Agenda For Greater Israel"

Sheikh Omar Baloch: "All of a sudden, guess what? ISIS is in Afghanistan and ISIS is killing Taliban.
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"You will always find ISIS in places that are running a Zionist agenda, the agenda for Greater Israel."



NGO Monitor: Key Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s Omar Shakir (HRW) Decision
Like the lower court, the Supreme Court paints a clear picture of Shakir’s BDS activism, from when he founded a pro-BDS student group in 2006 through his present employment at HRW. During this time, he has been a consistent and ardent supporter of BDS (see NGO Monitor’s extensive material submitted in its filings and which was cited in the courts’ decisions). In the words of Justice Yael Wilner (in a short addendum to the main decision), “The statements [made by Omar Shakir and presented] above are definitely calls to boycott entities that operate in Israel and Judea and Samaria, only because of their connection to Israel or an area under its control — each one (statement) individually, all the more so when taken together. It seems to me that there cannot be a substantive argument about this.”

Pro-BDS activists often use the rhetoric of “human rights” and “international law” to justify their discriminatory campaigns, but such rhetoric does not legitimize the boycotts. The Entry into Israel Law, Amendment 28 (2017) applies specifically to boycott calls that are based on a company’s connections to Israel or an area under its control, not to circumstances when the company in question has undertaken problematic activities.

Even though the judges recognize there can be gray areas, Shakir’s activity unquestionably falls within the criteria of the law. Shakir rejects in total the presence of Israeli entities in the West Bank, and his calls for BDS are in opposition to their identity as Israelis, not because of any specific human rights violation.

Contrary to claims from Shakir’s lawyers and Amnesty International (which joined the case in an amicus capacity), denying Shakir’s work visa will not adversely affect human rights NGOs that want to send representatives to Israel to criticize Israel’s policies. This is because Shakir’s involvement in BDS is so egregious.

The Court firmly rejected a key argument from Shakir’s lawyers. They tried to argue that Shakir’s personal BDS activity ended upon his employment at HRW, at which point all his expressions should be attributed to HRW as an organization. Since HRW is not on the Israeli government’s list of “BDS organizations,” Shakir’s activity as an HRW employee should be granted “immunity” from the Entry into Israel Law. In sharp contradiction, the Court determined that he is responsible for his public statements, especially those on his private Twitter account.
Shakir’s BDS is insufficient to trigger a listing of HRW as a “BDS organization” because HRW is a large international NGO with myriad activities having nothing to do with Israel. This is not a reflection on Shakir’s status as a BDS activist or HRW’s anti-Israel advocacy.
Honest Reporting: No Room For BDS Within Human Rights
Omar Shakir is Human Right's Watch (HRW) representative for Israel and Palestine. HRW is notorious for appointing anti-Israel staff and after a long investigation, Israel's Supreme Court have denied Shakir's visa extension. They have asked him to leave the country due to his clear involvement with Boycott movement against Israel.

Israel's law of denying entry to those that are involved with the hateful BDS movement is controversial, but the one thing that everyone is certain of: there is no room for BDS within human rights.




UK Paper Fails to Challenge the Lies of HRW’s Omar Shakir
The Guardian is adept at amplifying, and failing to critically scrutinize, the unsubstantiated claims and accusations of anti-Israel NGOs, and its recent article about the Israeli Supreme Court decision on Human Right Watch (HRW)’s regional director Omar Shakir — a longtime BDS activist — follows this pattern.

First, as we predicted in a tweet before the article by Oliver Holmes (“Israel can deport Human Rights Watch official, court rules,” Nov. 5) was published, the piece uncritically cites Shakir’s unhinged response to the court’s decision:
Shakir wrote on Twitter that if he was kicked out, Israel would join the ranks of Iran, North Korea, and Egypt in blocking access to Human Rights Watch staff. “We won’t stop. And we won’t be the last,” he said.

The truth is that democracies all over the world reserve the right to deny entry to those seen as intent on harming the state. Moreover, there are in excess of 350 NGOs (such as HRW) operating freely in Israel, even those who continually delegitimize the country, support BDS, and even reject Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.

The denial of a work visa to one employee of one of these NGOs — after careful consideration by the country’s internationally respected Supreme Court — wouldn’t even minimally change the democratic nature of Israel. The human rights organization Freedom House continually ranks Israel as the only truly free and democratic country in the region, and the suggestion that this status will change due merely to the Supreme Court’s decision on Shakir’s work visa is risible.

In a subsequent paragraph in the article, Holmes makes the following claim about the broader effort by Israel to fight BDS — a movement, let’s remember, whose leaders oppose the continued existence of a Jewish state:
BBC News report uncritically amplifies political NGO’s talking points
On the afternoon of November 5th the BBC News website published a report on its ‘Middle East’ page which was presented to audiences with a ‘halo effect’ reference to a “rights activist”.

The report itself (tagged, inter alia, ‘human rights’) is headlined “Israel court rejects Human Rights Watch activist’s deportation appeal” and the caption under the photograph at the top of the article reads:
“Omar Shakir said he had not called for a boycott of Israel during his time at Human Rights Watch”

Obviously the BBC did not fact-check that claim from the person it had already flagged up as a “rights activist” (i.e. good) before amplifying it.

Had it done so, it would know that analysis of Tweets sent from Shakir’s personal Twitter account between June 2018 and February 2019 by NGO Monitor shows that 16% of those Tweets focused on BDS campaigns against Booking.com and TripAdvisor and additional Tweets supported a UN “blacklist” of businesses operating in Judea & Samaria.

45% of the BBC article’s word count is devoted to uncritical amplification of talking points from Omar Shakir (including a link to a Tweet) and his employer ‘Human Rights Watch’, including the following claim:
Updated Reuters Falsely Reports That Israel Has Criminalized BDS
In an article yesterday about the ruling by Israel's High Court to uphold the government's decision not to renew the visa of Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir on account of his ongoing anti-Israel BDS (boycott, divest, sanctions) activity, Reuters incorrectly reports that Israel has "criminalized" BDS.
In "Israel's top court upholds deportation of Human Rights Watch official," Jeffrey Heller erroneously reports:
Israel says [Shakir] supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement which it has criminalized.

It has lobbied Western powers to follow suit, and Shakir’s case was a test for its anti-boycott legislation.


Israel's anti-BDS legislation treats calls for BDS as a civil, not criminal offense. Specifically, the 2011 "Law for Prevention of Damage to the State of Israel Through Boycott," as amended by the Supreme Court, allows businesses that have suffered economic harm as a result of such boycotts to sue for civil damages. There is no criminal component.

UPDATE, 8 am EST, Nov. 6: Reuters Corrects
In response to communication from CAMERA, Reuters commendably corrected the article to make clear that promotion of BDS in Israel is a civil matter, not criminal.
INSS: Russia in the Middle East: A Higher Gear or Media Buzz?
Recent weeks have featured Russia's expanded diplomatic activity in the Middle East following its longstanding involvement in the Syrian civil war. With the reduced U.S. military presence in northern Syria, the image of Russia as the leading power in the region was strengthened.

To what extent does this image of Russia reflect reality? Russia's intensive diplomatic activity in the region reflects Moscow's desire to fill the breach left by the U.S, but it does not represent a change in the balance of power between the global powers in the region. The U.S., should it choose to do so, still has the ability to challenge Moscow and upset Russia's achievements in almost every part of the region.

Russian analyst Fyodor Lukyanov, echoing the official position, stressed that Russia does not view the situation in Syria as a zero sum game with the U.S.

The political process to resolve the conflict in Syria, which was resumed on Oct. 30 in Geneva, is not under Moscow's control. The Russian attempt (2017-2019) to promote a resolution in cooperation with Turkey and Iran through the Astana Process did not succeed, and Moscow is now forced to return to the Geneva track, which is under UN control, and over which the West has veto power.

The U.S. still holds very strong cards in Syria - territorial (most of the Kurdish zone and the al-Tanf region); political (veto rights over the Geneva process); military deterrence; and economic (sanctions and preventing aid for rebuilding Syria). Beyond Syria, Russia at this stage has limited influence on regional states. U.S. allies in the Middle East are not rushing to the Russian side.
Russia captures advanced Israeli missile interceptor in Syria - report
An advanced Israeli surface-to-air missile that was fired from the David's Sling (formerly known as the Magic Wand) missile system was given to Russia by Syria, when it was found intact after the rocket did not explode on contact, according to Russian media sources.

The rocket was reportedly fired on July 23, 2018, and Syrian forces that were dispatched to the scene found the missile intact after it sustained minor damage from impact. The missile was then taken to a Syrian-Russian base where it was transferred to Moscow for further research.

David’s Sling was developed by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems and American defense contractor Raytheon. The system is designed to intercept enemy planes, drones, medium- to long-range rockets and cruise missiles and the newest generation of tactical ballistic missiles at low altitude.

The system forms the middle layer of air defense systems between the Iron Dome and the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 missile defense systems.

Russian media reports quoted Chinese news agency Sina saying that the missile was taken by Russia for “reverse engineering.”
Israeli Deputy FM: We have sent humanitarian aid to Kurds
Israel will help the Kurds in any way it can, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said in the Knesset on Wednesday.

The deputy foreign minister added that she cannot go into detail about how Israel aids the Kurds, because doing so can hurt their cause.

“Israel has received many requests for aid in diplomatic and humanitarian matters. We are aiding them in various channels,” Hotovely said, in response to a motion to the Knesset’s agenda on the situation of the Kurds in Syria.

In addition, the Foreign Ministry has helped non-governmental organizations send humanitarian aid to the Kurds.

Hotovely recounted that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “condemned the Turkish invasion of northern Syria and warned against ethnic cleansing of the Kurds,” and that Israel conveyed “our truth about the Kurds in a continuing dialogue with the US.”

Israel’s support for the Kurds is based on “historic ties… [and] shared and varied interests,” she added. “There are many Kurdish Jews in Israel who maintained ties with their place of origin. Kurds are a moderate and pro-Western factor in the Middle East.”
Israel says UNRWA chief’s stepping aside shows ‘deep’ change needed
Israel called on the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees to release in full its findings of alleged mismanagement at the organization, following an announcement that its leader was taking an indefinite leave of absence.

The agency, known as UNRWA, said Wednesday the findings of a probe into alleged abuses of power among top management “relate specifically to the commissioner general” Pierre Krahenbuhl.

The Foreign Ministry said reports on alleged mismanagement at UNRWA lend credence to its criticism of the agency and called for a full release of the probe’s findings.

“The reports reinforce Israel’s claims that a deep and fundamental change is needed in the agency’s operating model,” it said in a statement.

The ministry charged that under Krahenbuhl, UNWRA has become more politicized, “the deficit has ballooned” and the agency’s model was increasingly unsustainable.

“The suspension of Krahenbuhl is a first step in a long process needed to eliminate corruption, increase transparency and prevent politicization in the agency,” it said.

It also called on donor states to consider a new operating model for UNRWA and said recent events showed the agency’s mandate should not be automatically renewed three years from now.




Two Jordanians Detained by Israel Return Home After Handover Deal
Two Jordanians, whose detention without charge by Israel led Jordan to recall its ambassador, returned home on Wednesday in a handover deal that defused a diplomatic crisis, officials said.

Hiba Labadi, 24, was arrested in August after crossing into the West Bank to attend a family wedding. She subsequently went on a hunger strike and was hospitalized after her health deteriorated.

Separately, Abdul Rahman Miri, 29, was arrested in September after he also entered the West Bank to visit relatives.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Monday the two would return to Jordan “before the end of the week” without saying how their release had been secured.

Safadi however said King Abdullah had ordered the government to do everything necessary to bring them back “whatever that may cost.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the handover was agreed after talks between Israeli and Jordanian security chiefs. It said Jordan’s ambassador would return to his post “in the coming days.”
The Coming Collapse of Lebanon Is a Crisis for Israel
It is imperative that the United States and Israel’s other allies ensure that Lebanon does not become another Afghanistan — a terror group masquerading as a state. This is a real danger now, and Israel is gravely imperiled by it. America — and all well-meaning peoples — must continue to isolate Hezbollah and its slave government in Lebanon until sanity and civilization return to “the Paris of the Middle East.”

The government and infrastructure of Lebanon are dominated by the Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah, which has already dispatched gangs of thugs to drive masses of demonstrators from the streets of major cities like Beirut and Tyre. The government of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has resigned due to enormous street protests over his utter mismanagement and corruption.

Israel should be worried, because Hezbollah, with its economic and political power threatened, could lash out at its neighbor to the south as a unifying distraction for its outraged citizenry. A repeat of Hezbollah’s terror-missile war of 2006 would be a far more lethal version of that earlier conflict, which aimed to eradicate the “Zionist entity” on Lebanon’s southern frontier.

Since Hezbollah is a wholly owned subsidiary of Iran and Iran’s terrorist Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran can be expected to play a key role in Lebanese affairs at this critical juncture. And where Iran gets involved, Israel becomes the ultimate target.
Israeli and Palestinian firefighters practice saving lives together
Israeli and Palestinian firefighters took part in a joint fire-fighting exercise in Rishon Lezion on Tuesday, according to the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT).

The exercise, held at the Rishon Lezion Firefighting and Rescue School and led by the head of the facility, trained the visiting Palestinian firefighters to handle a number of various real-life situations using a simulator. The Israeli firefighters were trained to speak Arabic throughout these life-threatening situations.

Within the scenarios practiced, the joint exercise included real-life situations such as dealing with fires inside buildings and vehicles, as well as efficient ways to rescue casualties or those in need from blocked or closed off areas.

In part of the blossoming professional relationship between the Palestinian and Israeli commissions, the commander of the Palestinian Civil Defense met with the commissioner of the Israeli Fire and Rescue Authority in the commissioner’s office to discuss firefighting innovations, future collaborations and the importance of the joint work between the two governments.

“The close cooperation between Israeli firefighters and Palestinian firefighters is of great importance in the field,” civilian officer Lt.-Col. Samir said. “Thanks to the combination of forces, we have the ability to work together to improve the skills and the proficiency of both Israeli and Palestinian firefighters alike. This collaboration has yielded fruit in the past and continues to bring positive results every time. Therefore, we will continue to work in order to strengthen and improve it, with a clear purpose – to save human lives together.”
Fatah Official Says PA Chief Abbas, Soon to Turn 85, Won’t Run for Re-Election
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas will not run for re-election, senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub told Palestine TV on Monday.

Rajoub’s announcement contradicted Hussein al-Sheikh, who recently said that Abbas is Fatah’s only candidate in the next presidential election.

“President Abbas is the only candidate of Fatah and honorable Palestinians,” stated Sheikh.

“Let us make him the sheikh of the tribe and the spiritual father of the democratic process,” said Rajoub. “In two months, President Abbas will celebrate his 85th birthday.”

In a speech in September at the annual UN General Assembly, Abbas said he will call for “general elections” in the West Bank, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem.

Abbas is currently in the 14th year of a four-year term.

A date for the Palestinian elections has yet to be determined.
Hamas and Islamic Jihad reject Abbas’s terms for Palestinian elections
Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) have rejected Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s terms for holding elections for the PA's parliament and president, Ynet reported on Wednesday.

The chairman of the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC), Hanna Nasir, arrived in the Gaza Strip on Sunday for talks with leaders of Hamas and other Palestinian factions on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s plans to hold parliamentary elections in the coastal enclave, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

According to Ynet, Hamas and PIJ, which are not members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, rejected the clause stating that the elections must be held in accordance with the Election Basic Law, which requires recognizing the agreements signed by the PLO to be able to run.

The organizations require a meeting between the factions to define the terms for new elections; only after a consensus is reached, a presidential order for elections would be issued.

A Palestinian parliamentary election was last held in 2006. The following year, Hamas carried out a violent takeover in the Gaza Strip and has been in power in the coastal enclave ever since.
Abbas bans child marriage, with some legal exemptions
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has issued a decision barring Palestinian teenagers from marrying before they turn 18 years old, unless they receive an exemption from a religious court and a top legal official.

The official PA news site Wafa reported earlier this week that Abbas made the decision, but did not say when.

In the West Bank, Palestinian law previously mandated that a female must be 15 years old and a male 16 years old to be eligible to marry, according to Suna Nassar, the PA Women’s Affairs Ministry’s legal adviser. Comparatively, in the Gaza Strip, it had held that a female must be 17 years old and a male 18, she said in a phone call.

The PA controls the West Bank, whereas Hamas rules Gaza. Hamas has not said publicly whether it will enforce Abbas’s decision.

A 2018 PA Central Bureau of Statistics report found that 10.8 percent of women in 2017 in the West Bank and Gaza Strip aged 20-24 had married before turning 18.

In contrast, the report determined that in 1997, 30.3% of women in the West Bank and Gaza who were then between 20 and 24 married before reaching 18.


Hamas Relying on Qatari Funds in Gaza Strip
Qatar warned Hamas, the Palestinian militant group running the Gaza Strip, that it could cease providing funds and aid to the area in 2020. This warning, as Middle East Monitor reports citing Hezbollah-linked Al Akhbar newspaper, came from Qatari envoy Mohammed El-Emadi. El-Emadi reportedly told Hamas and other Gaza factions that Doha had complications with renewing the funding.


Arab Spring 2.0
Moreover, what makes the demonstrations in Lebanon and Iraq unique and gives them historical dimension is that they cross the sectarian, religious and party lines, and demand a change in the structure of government, which currently perpetuates these divisions and prevents unity.

This is unheard of for Lebanon, where political power is divided according to the prominence of the various sectors in society, or for Iraq, where the majority of the population is Shiite. In both countries, protesters have made it clear that they would not settle for the mere resignation of the prime minister (Lebanese Prime Minister Said Hariri has already resigned), nor with reforms that would preserve the current and corrupt system of power.

Although economic hardship and the desire to eradicate corruption are the main issues driving the demonstrations in Lebanon and Iraq, Tehran is up in arms over them. Both countries are of paramount importance in the process of "exporting" the Iranian revolution, both play a key role in repelling external attacks on Iran, and both are used as the base of operations from which Iran can use proxies to attack potential enemies.

In Lebanon, this task falls to Hezbollah and in Iraq, it is the work of pro-Iranian militias. Therefore, any threat to the internal stability in Iraq and Lebanon could undermine Iran's security and military strategy.

Tehran is also concerned that the Iranian people may catch the protest "bug," as they did in 2009 and in 2017.

The prospect of the second round of the Arab Spring in Lebanon and Iraq being more successful than its predecessor is unclear. Replacing the political system in Arab countries is no simple matter, and rulers do not give up their seats easily. But the Iranians already feel threatened by this – just as much as they feel threatened by the devastating economic sanctions the US has imposed on them.

It may very well be that Tehran's decision to renew uranium enrichment sought to distract from the internal problems of the protests in Iraq and Lebanon are creating for it. The ayatollahs much prefer the Iranian people focus on the "real" enemy that on their own plights.
FIFA: Iraq 'unsafe' to host World Cup qualifying matches
FIFA says Iraq is not safe enough to host World Cup qualifying games against Iran and Bahrain.

FIFA says it asked the Iraq soccer federation "to nominate a neutral venue" for the matches on Nov. 14 and 19.

The games were to be played in Basra, the southern city which hosted Iraq's return last month to playing competitive games at home.

Iraq has rarely staged home games since the 1980s because of security concerns.

Turmoil in Iraq in recent weeks has been fueled by economic problems and dissatisfaction with Iran's political influence on its neighbor.
Iran shaves weeks off breakout time, but isn’t tearing up nuclear pact yet
The ongoing game of brinkmanship between Tehran and Washington has entered a new, potentially dangerous level, with Iran restarting uranium enrichment at its Fordo nuclear facility and also announcing it was raising the level of this enrichment, up to five percent.

These two decisions represent a distinctly shocking and provocative move by the Islamic Republic, but they also remain easily reversible, experts say, as Iran attempts to bully its way toward financial relief while keeping just shy of prompting European countries to call for a so-called snapback of broader international sanctions.

The transformation of the Fordo Fuel Enrichment Plant, which is buried deep under a mountain in Iran’s Qom district, from a uranium enrichment facility to one used for other, non-nuclear purposes was a key provision of the 2015 nuclear deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The heavily fortified Fordo was originally built and operated in secret by Iran, until it was exposed by Western intelligence services, including Israel’s, and ultimately acknowledged by Tehran in 2009 to great international criticism. The facility is widely regarded as having been built for the explicit purpose of producing highly enriched uranium for nuclear weapons far enough underground that it couldn’t be destroyed in a military strike.
US accuses Iran of ‘nuclear extortion’ as Tehran expands enrichment at key plant
The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of “nuclear extortion” and vowed no let-up in pressure after the clerical regime said it would resume uranium enrichment at the key Fordo plant.

“Iran has no credible reason to expand its uranium enrichment program, at the Fordo facility or elsewhere, other than a clear attempt at nuclear extortion that will only deepen its political and economic isolation,” a State Department spokesperson said.

“We will continue to impose maximum pressure on the regime until it abandons its destabilizing behavior, including proliferation-sensitive work.”

The comments came hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to “never let Iran develop nuclear weapons.”

”Iran expands its aggression everywhere. It seeks to envelop Israel. It seeks to threaten Israel. It seeks to destroy Israel,” Netanyahu said at an event in Jerusalem.

Iran has regularly threatened to destroy Israel, and has developed ballistic missiles believed in the West to be intended to carry nuclear warheads in the future.
Macron: With new centrifuge operation, Iran is withdrawing from nuclear deal
French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said Iran’s decision to resume enrichment activity at a nuclear facility meant it had withdrawn from the troubled 2015 nuclear agreement with major powers.

Iran on Wednesday said it had begun inserting uranium gas into over 1,000 centrifuges at the Fordo nuclear facility, which under the JCPOA pact had turned into a research facility with no active enrichment.

“I think that for the first time, Iran has decided in an explicit and blunt manner to leave the JCPOA (nuclear) agreement, which marks a profound shift,” Macron said at a news conference during a trip to Beijing, according to a Reuters report.

Macron called the developments a “profound change” from Tehran’s previous position and a “grave” move.

“I will have discussions in the coming days, including with the Iranians, and we must collectively draw the consequences,” Macron said.
Iran briefly held IAEA inspector, seized travel documents - diplomats
Iran briefly held an inspector working for the U.N. nuclear watchdog in the Islamic Republic and seized her travel documents, diplomats familiar with the agency’s work said on Wednesday, with some describing it as harassment.

The incident appears to be the first of its kind since Tehran’s landmark deal with major powers was struck in 2015, imposing restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions.

Hours after Reuters reported the incident, Iran confirmed that it had prevented an inspector from accessing its Natanz site - the heart of its uranium enrichment program - last week, because of a concern that she might be carrying “suspicious material”, according to the Fars news agency.

The episode comes at a time of heightened friction between Iran and the West, with Tehran breaching the deal’s restrictions step-by-step in response to Washington’s withdrawal from the deal and renewed sanctions. The International Atomic Energy Agency is also in transition, with a new chief taking over next month.

The incident is due to be reported on at a meeting of the IAEA’s 35-nation Board of Governors on Thursday convened at short notice to discuss “two safeguards matters” not specified in the agenda, which was circulated on Monday.
How Tehran Is Surviving U.S. Sanctions
A year ago, the U.S. kicked off a "maximum pressure" campaign against Iran. After withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, in November it reimposed a raft of economic sanctions squeezing Iranian oil exports and curtailing the country's access to the international financial system.

Iran expected that other parties to the nuclear deal would help shore up its economy. But European governments could not force private companies to defy U.S. sanctions. Nor did other friendly governments - China, Russia, and India - pick up the slack. They face little pressure from the oil market to go out on a limb for Iran. Global demand is slowing, supply is abundant, and prices are low - so why risk U.S. sanctions to buy Iranian oil?

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank predict that Iran's economy will rebound from a recession to near zero percent growth in 2020. Iran's fluctuating currency, the rial, has stabilized. The Iranian economy stays afloat in part because it is diversified. In 2017, crude oil accounted for 43% of Iranian exports, so Iran's service, agricultural, and non-oil industrial sectors were able to cushion the blow from the collapse of oil revenues under sanctions.

Moreover, the government can draw upon its $100 billion of reserves to cover any gaps and to ensure the continued strong social spending that Iranians expect.
2 Iranians accused of spying on Jewish, Israeli targets in US plead guilty
Two Iranians who were charged with collecting information on Israeli and Jewish targets in the US and on opponents of the Iranian regime have pleaded guilty to acting on behalf of Tehran, the US Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Ahmadreza Mohammadi-Doostdar, 39, a dual US-Iranian citizen, and Majid Ghorbani, 60, an Iranian citizen and resident of California, were arrested last year.

“The Iranian government thought it could get away with conducting surveillance on individuals in the United States by sending one of its agents here to task a permanent resident with conducting and collecting that surveillance,” said Jessie K. Liu, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia.

Doostdar is scheduled to be sentenced on December 17 and Ghorbani will receive his sentence on January 15.

As part of his plea, Doostdar admitted he traveled to the United States from Iran on three occasions to meet with Ghorbani and to convey directions for Ghorbani’s activities on behalf of Iran.
BBC News mantra on ‘peaceful’ Iranian nuclear programme returns
Iran’s latest breach of the 2015 JCPOA was portrayed by the BBC as “rolling back another commitment” in the opening line of an article headlined “Iran nuclear deal: Uranium enrichment to resume at underground facility” which appeared on the BBC News website’s ‘Middle East’ page on November 5th.

As is inevitably the case in BBC reporting on that deal and Iran’s nuclear programme, audiences were told that:

“Iran has insisted that its nuclear programme is entirely peaceful.”

The BBC knows that in December 2015 (after the JCPOA had already been agreed) the International Atomic Energy Agency – IAEA – produced a report which stated that:

“…the agency “assesses that a range of activities relevant to the development of a nuclear explosive device were conducted in Iran prior to the end of 2003 as a coordinated effort, and some activities took place” up to 2009.”

The BBC also knows that in April 2018 Israel revealed documents from Iran’s nuclear archive which raised new issues. Nevertheless, it once again chose to amplify Iranian propaganda but not to inform readers of those relevant parts of the story.
PreOccupiedTerritory: Iran Defends Imperialism As Bulwark Against Imperialism (satire)
Officials in the Islamic Republic of Iran explain the country’s virtual takeover of Iraq and Lebanon, as well as its use of puppet militias and proxy forces in Syria and Yemen, among others, as a defense against Western efforts to take over Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Yemen, and other Middle East states, regime sources reported today.

Representatives of various government ministries and the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told journalists Wednesday that the territorial integrity and political independence of countries in the region are sacrosanct, and require Iran’s protection from what they characterized as a US-led effort to exert effective control over them, protection that Iran provides in the form of taking them over and exerting effective control.

“Satanic Western imperialism will not succeed,” warned Deputy Minister of Defense Mohtin Yorai. “To counter the threat of the evil machinations of the Great Satan and its minions we have already assumed de facto control of the governments of Iraq and Lebanon, and are working to establish similar arrangements elsewhere. In the same vein we offer material and financial support to Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and other groups waging a similar fight. The Zionists and their allies will fail in their campaign to subjugate and rule the region because we will do so first.”




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Sa Kuwait, Mag-ingat o Huwag magpapalipad ng Remote Controlled (RC) Drones. Dalawang (2) Pinoy na ang nakulong

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Image Source: clipartwiki.com/ Sa Kuwait, Mag-ingat o Huwag magpapalipad ng Remote Controlled (RC) Drones. Dalawang (2) Pinoy na ang nakulong Timeline: September 14, 2019 – Dalawang (2) refineries ng Saudi Aramco sa Abqaiq at Khurais,...
          

Is China exporting killer robots to Mideast?

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US Defense Secretary Mark Esper lashes out at Beijing for selling drones capable of taking life no human oversight


          

IT Support Technician - Ground Truth Exploration - Dawson City, YT

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In addition to IT and Drone skills, the successful candidate should have previous wilderness survival experience and skills along with Northern remote living… $29 an hour
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Roma con i bambini, cosa fare dall’8 al 10 novembre

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Questo week-end a farla da padrone a Roma con i bambini è l’apertura della rassegna bambini del RomaEuropa Festival in corso, ma nel fine settimana si svolge anche il Dory Day in occasione dell’uscita dell’ultimo libro della serie, e poi si inaugura al Palazzo delle Esposizioni la mostra dedicata a Claudio Rambaldi il “papà” di … Continue reading Roma con i bambini, cosa fare dall’8 al 10 novembre

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The Tipping Point – 2019 Week 45

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This week Google dumps $2.1 billion into Fitbit's pockets and buys them, Uber Eats releases some pretty pictures of their new delivery drone, SpaceX gets some awesome download speeds from space and Mobileye shows off their chops at their first Investors Summit.

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Pix4Dreact Officially Released to Provide Rapid Aerial Drone Mapping for Public Safety and Emergency Response Operations

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Software tested and validated by AIRT in the Bahamas under austere, real-world disaster conditions during the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian DENVER, CO – Pix4Dreact, the eagerly awaited 2D fast-mapping software for public safety and emergency response professionals operating drones for good, was officially launched last month by Pix4D, the world’s premier source of drone mapping and […]
          

DJI Pioneers Fight Against Malaria In Africa With Spray Drones

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Drone Manufacturer Teams Up With Malaria Task Force Using Agras MG-1S Drone To Contribute To Malaria Elimination DJI, the global leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and a team of entomologists in the field of malaria elimination are working together to develop a revolutionary technique to fight the disease. By combining the research […]
          

Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) reminds the public, drones prohibited

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Bad news for Kenyan operators who have had the rug pulled from under them by their authority. Hopefully, his is just a low bump until regulations are released. Operators thought they had the green light to start. KCAA helping folks remember that they face a fine of not exceeding one hundred thousand shillings a year […]
          

Volans-i Becomes the First Drone Delivery Company to Earn an ARGUS Gold Rating

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Today, ARGUS International, Inc. proudly announced its awarding of the ARGUS Gold Unmanned Operator rating to Volans-i, making the organization the first unmanned delivery operation to earn the prestigious aviation rating. The California-headquartered autonomous drone delivery solution serves the commercial, defense, and humanitarian sectors both within the United States and abroad. The ARGUS Unmanned Audit […]
          

Drones Reunited

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With over a quarter of drone owners admitting to having lost their drone, this service at dronesreunited.uk will be able to help reconnect owners with their lost devices thanks to the new UK drone registration system. Drone registration also goes live today (5/11). LONDON, 5 November 2019: The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today launched Drones […]
          

Vliegen met drones in Nederland: waar mag het en wat zijn de regels?

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Donderdag is een nieuwe no-flyzone van kracht gegaan in Nederland. Amateurs mogen hierdoor in een groot deel van de provincie Flevoland niet meer met een drone vliegen. Maar hoe zit het in de rest van Nederland?
          

Amateurdrones vanaf donderdag niet meer welkom boven de Flevopolder

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De nieuwe no-flyzone voor drones boven de Flevopolder wordt donderdag van kracht. Dit betekent dat amateurs in een groot deel van de provincie Flevoland niet meer een drone mogen laten vliegen. Alleen mensen met een speciaal brevet mogen nog beperkt drones in het gebied laten vliegen.
          

Eye on Retail: CVS makes history with drone delivery

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CVS Health Corp. is achieving its own milestone in the growing world of on-demand drone deliveries.

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Hauts-de-France: tests de livraison par drone sur un futur immense site d'e-commerce

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Des vols d'essais de drones ont débuté près de Cambrai (Nord) pour étudier la possibilité de livraisons dans le cadre de la construction d'un site destiné à devenir le plus grand parc de commerce en ligne d'Europe. Menés par Airbus Defence and Space, à travers sa filiale Survey Copter, ces tests sont effectués sur l'ancienne base aérienne de Cambrai (320 Ha), où les entrepôts de ce site baptisé "E-Valley" - 550.000m² au total - doivent voir le jour à l'horizon 2021. "Nous avons alloué à Airbus un endroit du site totalement sécurisé" et dès que "les premières entreprises seront là en 2021, ils pourront tester avec des marchandises", a déclaré jeudi à l'AFP David Taieb, PDG de BT Immo, porteur du projet E-Valley, lors de la pose de la première pierre du site.
          

US Interior Department grounds Chinese-made drones

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The US Department of the Interior has grounded its fleet of Chinese-made drones as it conducts a review of the program. Nick Goodwin, an Interior Department spokesman, did not provide a reason for...
          

신예 한도우, 드론 전문 월간지 ‘아나드론' 11월호 통해 감각적인 화보 공개!

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[조은뉴스=오재현 기자] 신예 한도우가 국내 최초 드론 전문 월간지 ‘아나드론(ANA DRONE)’ 11월호를 통해 매력만점 비주얼을 뽐냈다.한도우는 2014년 tvN 드라마 ‘일리 있는 사랑’의 꽃미남 카페 아르바이트생 덕배 역으로 데뷔해 MBC ‘여자를 울려’의 송창의의 아들이자 반항아 고등학생, SBS ‘우리 갑순이’의 슈퍼갑 건물주 아들 등 다양한 역할을 소화하며 차근차근 필모그래피를 쌓고 있는 신예.공개된 화보 속 한도우는 우수에 찬 눈망울로 진지한 분위기를 뽐내다가도 금세 장난꾸러기 같은 미소를 보이며 여심을 무장해제 시
          

Ancora vandalismi contro i simboli sacri cristiani. Tutti ciechi o complici?

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Segnalazione di un lettore:
""A sinistra, la statua di Santa Bernadette decapitata ieri nella chiesa francese di Oberhaslach. 
A destra, la statua della Madonna decapitata in Iraq. Benvenuti in Europa! Tout va bien!""
Purtroppo si moltiplicano i casi di  Chiese bruciate o profanate. In Francia non si contano più, nel silenzio indifferente e complice dei media e dei governanti. Di fatto l'Europa - che non crede più in nulla - ci sta trascinando nel baratro, colpevolizzando l'Occidente di tradizione cristiana e sottomettendosi al nuovo Padrone islamico in arrivo, che considera forte, prolifico, invincibile, pieno di rozza voglia di vivere, unico rimedio materiale al caos e al nulla di cui è malata. Ma il Signore della Storia è ancora presente e lo sarà fino alla fine dei tempi. Non solo nei tanti segni lasciati dalla fede millenaria; ma nei cuori dei fedeli che soffrono e offrono e non tacciono, nonostante si continui a rinnegarLo persino ai più alti vertici ecclesiatici... Il resto non è che conseguenza, ma non praevalebunt!

          

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“The removal of Trump from office would not threaten corporate power. It would not restore civil liberties, including our right to privacy and due process. It would not demilitarize the police or champion the rights of the working class. It would not impede the profits of the fossil fuel and banking industries. It would not address the climate emergency. It would not disrupt the warrantless surveillance of the public. It would not end extraordinary renditions, the kidnapping of those around the globe considered to be enemies of the state. It would not halt the assassinations by militarized drones. It would not halt the separation of children from their parents and the warehousing of these children in filthy, overcrowded conditions. It would not remedy the consolidation of wealth and power by the oligarchs and the further impoverishment of the citizenry. The expansion of our prison system and of black sites throughout the world, sites where we torture, would continue, as would the gunning down of poor, unarmed citizens in urban wastelands. Most importantly, the catastrophic foreign wars that have resulted in a series of failed states and wasted trillions of taxpayer dollars, would remain sacrosanct, enthusiastically embraced by the leaders of the two ruling parties, puppets of the deep state.”

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UPS and CVS Complete First Residential Drone Deliveries

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UPS and CVS recently completed their first successful flight of a drone delivering prescription medicines to a residential home.
          

Mutual aid, with drones

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Firefighters and police from across the state of New York converged on a decommissioned airport turned training center on October 29 to spend the day practicing with drones.
          

First Drone Delivers Prescription Medications In U.S.

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UPS and CVS made the first U.S. commercial drone deliveries of medical prescriptions from a CVS pharmacy directly to customers’ homes in North Carolina last Friday. Two deliveries—one to a private home and one to a retirement community—were...
          

As Drone Encounters Rise, Study Shows Visibility Concerns

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In an airborne human factors experiment, researchers tested certificated pilots on final approach to determine how well they could spot sUAS drones in flight and hovering motionless.
          

Get Defensive: Top Stock Picks in Defense, From Drones to Space Systems

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Defense stocks offer both downside protection and potential upside.

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Get Defensive: Top Stock Picks in Defense, From Drones to Space Systems

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HEALTH AND SCIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

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November 6, 2019 (San Diego's East County) -- Our Health and Science Highlights provide cutting edge news that could impact your health and our future.

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Investors are dumping oil. So why would anyone buy Saudi Aramco?

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Saudi Arabia's state oil monopoly makes more money than any other company on Earth. But low oil prices, the climate crisis and geopolitical risk could deter investors from buying into the partial privatization of Saudi Aramco.

The concerns may cause fund managers in London, New York and Tokyo to balk at what could be the largest IPO in history, forcing Aramco to rely heavily on rich local families, sympathetic sovereign wealth funds or major customers such as China signing up for shares.

The biggest risks are tied to Aramco's core business: oil. Demand growth for crude is slowing — an inconvenient truth for bankers pitching the company at a valuation of up to $2 trillion. Add growing pressure on institutional investors to ditch oil assets they already own, as well as a tough political environment in the Middle East, and the investment case for Aramco weakens.

"It's hard to see how the company grows over time," said Anish Kapadia, director of energy at Palissy Advisors, an investment advisory firm based in London.

$1 trillion or $2 trillion?

Aramco announced its intention to float shares on the Riyadh stock exchange this week. It made clear it wants this to be a global affair.

"We want to get financial investors from all over the world," chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan told reporters at a press conference on Sunday.

Global investors are sure to give the company a good look. Aramco, which could reportedly list a stake as large as 5%, sits on massive crude reserves. It posted a $68 billion profit for the first nine months of 2019, a slowdown from the previous year, when annual earnings totaled $111 billion.

"Aramco is the largest and lowest cost producer of oil, and the scale of spare capacity still makes it uniquely strategic in the global oil market," Hasnain Malik, the Dubai-based head of equity strategy at Tellimer, an investment bank focused on developing markets, wrote in a recent note to clients.

The company has also committed to a $75 billion annual dividend through 2024. Analysts say what investors earn from the payouts could compete with ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell, depending on Aramco's valuation. Some potential investors may hold out for even more.

The next few weeks could be tumultuous. Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman has reportedly sought a valuation for Aramco near $2 trillion. But the model run by Palissy Advisors puts Aramco's value at just $1 trillion. That's a massive range — and some investors will worry about overpaying. Some may decide to just stick with existing oil and gas holdings, many of which have been traded publicly for years and offer more transparency.

"There [are] plenty of existing stocks which give exposure to oil," Malik told CNN Business. "Occupying a minority position in a state-owned oil company may not be that appealing."

Oil's dimming outlook

Brent crude, the global benchmark, is currently worth about $62 per barrel. If oil prices were between $70 and $80 per barrel, it would be easy to tack on a few $100 billion more in value to Aramco, Kapadia said.

But prices aren't headed in that direction. Global economic growth is weakening, reducing demand, and climate crisis fears are escalating. OPEC said in a report published this week that annual demand growth for oil will slump to just 500,000 barrels per day at the end of the next decade, as developed countries shift to renewable sources of energy. Aramco could tighten its grip on supply to boost prices — but not without stoking division among the cartel and allied producers.

"It's essentially a one product company, and the price of that product is very volatile," said Tarek Fadlallah, chief executive of the Middle East unit of Nomura Asset Management.

Additionally, many big institutional investors are under enormous pressure to dump oil assets because of the greenhouse gas emissions they generate and declining performance. Norway's giant wealth fund said it would phase out oil and gas stocks earlier this year. According to Carbon Tracker, a think tank, every major oil and gas company, including Aramco, has committed to recent projects that don't align with the Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to limit the increase in global average temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

"There are an increasing number of funds that have it as a stated policy that they will not invest in hydrocarbon-related companies," Fadlallah said. "That necessarily decreases the universe of funds that can invest in the Aramco IPO."

Aramco could fare better than its peers should climate concerns reduce demand for fossil fuels because its production costs are so low, said Andrew Grant, senior analyst at Carbon Tracker. But the company would still be hit if reduced demand eats into oil prices, making its margins much less attractive.

The Saudi factor

International investors that don't need to curry favor with Saudi's rulers could also hold out for a cheaper price on shares due to geopolitical risks. Aramco proved in September that it can quickly get production back up and running following a serious attack on its facilities. But the company still operates in a very volatile region and is beholden to its majority owner, the Saudi royal family.

"With any national oil company, the valuation is inextricably linked to the politics of that country," Kapadia said. He views Aramco as less politically risky than Russia's Rosneft or Brazil's Petrobras, but more exposed than the big oil companies based in developed markets.

The murder one year ago of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul chilled international business ties with the kingdom. Relations have only been partially repaired since.

Of course, some are more comfortable stomaching that political risk. China — which counts Saudi Arabia as its No. 1 source of crude oil — is in talks to invest between $5 billion and $10 billion in Aramco's IPO, Bloomberg reported Wednesday.

Sonja Laud, chief investment officer at Legal and General Investment Management, said Monday at a Reuters investment summit that her firm has not yet decided whether to invest in Aramco. "Concerns from a corporate governance viewpoint are well-flagged," she noted.

"LGIM is currently reviewing the Saudi Aramco investment case under consideration of business, valuation and corporate governance concerns," the asset management company said in a statement.

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UK government funds 18 projects to develop anti-drone technologies

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Government has listened to ideas, is now funding the development of proof-of-concepts and prototypes.
          

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Drone registration and pilot testing will be mandatory in the UK

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Des drones pour suivre l'évolution de la faune

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Видео: беспилотный автомобиль Яндекс.Такси в зимней Москве

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Прототип беспилотного автомобиля, технологию для которого разрабатывает Яндекс.Такси, совершил поездку по Москве. Он проехал по району Хамовники, где находится главный офис Яндекса. Заезд состоялся в феврале; незадолго до этого в городе прошёл снегопад — дороги успели почистить, однако видно, что на обочинах скопилось много снега. В водительском кресле находился пилот-испытатель, но поездка прошла полностью в автоматическом режиме.

Нам важно обучить беспилотные автомобили передвигаться в разных метеоусловиях — в том числе и зимой, которая на большей части территории России длится достаточно долго. У поездок в холодное время года свои особенности.

Во-первых, беспилотнику нужно уметь преодолевать трудности, с которыми сталкиваются обычные водители. Прежде всего это снег и лёд. На покрытой льдом или заснеженной дороге машина ведет себя иначе, и алгоритмы, которые задают движение автомобиля, должны это учитывать. Во-вторых, особые требования зимой предъявляются к обработке потока с камер. Изображение с обилием белого сильно отличается от картинки, которую беспилотник «видит» летом. Зимой сложнее выявить очертания дороги, считать дорожную разметку и знаки.

Хотите поучаствовать в создании беспилотников?

Приходите к нам: мы ищем инженеров-испытателей (нет, с предыдущими всё хорошо, но надо больше) и разработчиков.

Если собрать достаточно данных с заснеженных дорог, эти проблемы не страшны — технология обучится вести прототип в таких условиях. Сбором данных команда занимается с декабря прошлого года. Прежде чем испытывать автомобиль на дорогах общего пользования, мы совершили множество тестовых заездов на полигоне — в том числе и в зимних условиях.


          

Storm Drone 4 Repair Service Manual User

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WATCH: Drone delivery service in action ahead of the holiday season

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Walgreens continues trials of the drone delivery system it is developing with Wing. FOX Business’ Hillary Vaughn shows us how it works.
          

Dedrone’s DroneTracker 4.1 can track and identify your drone in flight

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Think you can fly a drone without anyone knowing who is behind the controls? Think again. As drones grow in popularity, so comes the growth of products that can detect the pilots behind them. One of those products is DroneTracker 4.1, a platform designed by San Francisco-based, counter-drone tech company Dedrone. Drone detection technology is […]

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How much money do drone pilots make?

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Fewer than 10% of drone pilots make a living from flying full-time, according to one recent survey, but it’s not all bad news. First off, most drone piloting is a freelance job, meaning you can make it a part-time gig to earn side hustle money on top of a more traditional job. And second, the […]

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New report reveals counter-UAS global market to exceed $2bn by 2024

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Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Global Counter UAS Market, Forecast to 2024, has revealed that increased demand for commercial unmanned aerial systems (C-UAS) by the military for expensive, technologically advanced, multiple-sensor systems is driving innovative C-UAS market growth opportunities. Furthermore, commercial and civil end users are seeking robust, low-cost C-UAS that can locate drone operators and […]

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Aukcja: leasedrone.pl (licytacja od 389 PLN)

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Nazwa domeny: leasedrone.pl
Zakończenie aukcji: 2019-11-30 23:00:00
Cena początkowa: 389 PLN
Bieżąca cena: 389 PLN
Ilość ofert: 0

          

Review: L'angelo

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L'angelo L'angelo by Sandrone Dazieri
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Eccessivo, pieno di troppi colpi di scena di cui, tutto sommato si poteva fare a meno, come anche del fatto che l'ennesimo autore maschio fa innamorare la sua eroina femmina dell'uomo palesemente sbagliato, ma talmente sbagliato che insomma......come giá detto, eccessivo.
Leggerò il prossimo per dovere di recensione comunque, sembra che venda parecchio e quindi l'hanno tradotto in inglese per il mercato americano e me l'hanno mandato.

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Project looks into whether drones could help with port security

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An Austin-based company and the Borders, Trade and Immigration (BTI) Institute at the University of Houston are partnering to study whether the use of unmanned autonomous systems in maritime port security can help detect radiation, human trafficking and drug smuggling cases.
          

Free Burma Rangers activist and medic killed by Turkish drone strike in Syria

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The conflict in northern Syria has faded from the headlines but Turkish proxies are continuing their advance south into Syria.
          

Top Holiday Drone: DJI Global Mavic Mini

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Sponsored Do you have someone in your life that loves photography and adventure? Then the DJI Global Mavic Mini from Best Buy makes for the perfect holiday gift. This drone has everything you could...

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Nuovo STARTRC LED Set carrello di atterraggio per Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE RC Quadcopter Drone

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Price: 33,31€ Free Shipping Buy Now STARTRC LED Set carrello di atterraggio per Xiaomi FIMI X8 SE RC Quadcopter Drone Compatibilità Per confermare che questa parte si adatta al tuo veicolo, inserisci i dettagli del tuo veicolo di seguito. Anno: Si prega di selezionare Fare: Si prega di selezionare Modello: …
          

Nuovo Caddx Orca 4K HD Mini registrazione FPV fotografica FOV 160 gradi WiFi Antivibrazioni DVR Action Cam per fotografia all’aperto RC Racing Drone Aeroplano

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Price: 85,56€ Free Shipping Buy Now Caddx Orca 4K HD Mini registrazione FPV fotografica FOV 160 gradi WiFi Antivibrazioni DVR Action Cam per fotografia all’aperto RC Racing Drone Aeroplano Compatibilità Per confermare che questa parte si adatta al tuo veicolo, inserisci i dettagli del tuo veicolo di seguito. Anno: Si …
          

Best microSD cards of 2019: flash memory for cameras, drones and more

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Secure your digital data with these SD cards that don't cost an arm and a leg.
          

Sykehus i Jemen stenger etter angrep: – Kunne blitt et blodbad

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Et Leger uten grenser-sykehus er påført store skader og må stenge etter et missil- og droneangrep i Jemen. – Det kunne blitt et blodbad, sier organisasjonens programsjef i landet.
          

Fonola Post Avantgarde :. EJIVAL

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Desde Tijuana, la leyenda de la escena mexicana, activador como nadie de los proyectos más coloristas y volados con su label Static Discos -por donde han pasado desde Ciëlo hasta Microesfera, sin dejar de mencionar a FAX, Trillones o Grenda-, curador del MUTEK Mexico y emprendedor de su propia línea de cerveza ambient "Cervecería Lírica". Alguna vez le vimos animando un programa musical made in Televisa. Industria Cultural que le dicen. Ese es Enrique Jiménez aka Ejival. Un hombre cuya vida ha sido la música desde siempre y quien hoy responde a nuestra Fonola. Larga vida a la avanzada...




LOS SAICOS - Demolición (1965)

Recuerdo haber escuchado este track en algún ponediscos set de Rafa Saavedra (qepd), un escritor y amigo de Tijuana. Bajo el influjo borroso del alcohol siempre recuerdo en ecos el “demoler, demoler, demoler, demoler”, porque justo era lo que me estaba haciendo a mi mismo esa noche.
La historia consensuada del rock siempre va a tener secretos como Los Saicos. No ha sido Latinoamérica quien ha escrito su propia historia musical. En México la música que no es de la capital ha sufrido por una mentalidad centralista y por gatekeepers que han preferido nunca mirar más allá de su burbuja social. A demoler esa forma de pensar.








RED HOUSE PAINTERS - I am a rock (1993)

Me tocó ver a los RHP varias ocasiones, siempre Mark Kozelek fue brutalmente honesto en todo su haber, abajo y arriba del escenario. A mi Kozelek, varias veces afuera de las salas de concierto, me identificaba como “el tipo que estaba sentado al lado de Lisa Gerard (Dead Can Dance)”, ya que en un concierto solista de él me tocó de suerte sentarme al lado de ella. Un gran performer y siempre me hizo reír, más que llorar, en sus presentaciones en vivo. No soy muy fan de sus covers, pero sí soy muy fan de su reciente trabajo, que aún me cuesta trabajo aceptar y entender.







New Grape - New Grape Time (1994)

Una de las tantas cosas que Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive) seguramente realizó. Creo que este proyecto es con Dara, una de las cantantes de His Name Is Alive. Tuve la oportunidad de convivir con Warn un par de veces y verlo tocó en una tienda de discos, Aarons, en LA. Interactuando con él me hizo caer en cuenta que la vanguardia musical podría tener mucho sentido del humor, ser completamente slacker y nihilista. Siempre hubo algo impenetrable en la convivencia, el triste entendimiento de que nunca iba realmente pertenecer a su pandilla. ¿Qué significa La Brea Tar Pits?, me preguntó esa vez sobre una avenida en LA. "The Tar Tar Pits", le contesté.  Fue un chiste que duró todo el día.






SILVANIA - Lunik Lunik (1998)

Silvana es una gran influencia en Static Discos. Sus conceptos y estéticas han tocado muchos aspectos de todo lo que hemos realizado en algún momento. FAX tenía un gato que se llamaba Lunik, por ejemplo. Fuimos muy afortunados de conocer a Mario y Cocó, poder haber editado la música de Ciëlo en Nimboestatic y Static Discos. Cocó fue responsable de invitar a Static Discos al Festival Internacional Benicassim. Bailamos con ellos y fuimos felices en ese momento. Me gusta mucho esa época de Silvania, ese momento en que el shoegaze se convirtió en esa abstracción de ambient pop. Recuerdo haber escuchado Naves Sin Puertos una y otra vez, dejar correr el disco toda la noche en repeat, dormir y soñar colores inimaginables.







SAJJRA - Metamoforsis (2015)

Nunca deja de sorprenderme la calidad de música electrónica que sale del cono sur.  Siempre ha sido así, pero ahora todo se siente más inmediato y cercano. No conocía a SAJJRA, me gusta su estética, bien pudiera ser el sonido de Silvania, pero actualizado a las tendencias de hoy. Ese track final de 27 minutos en su EP de donde viene este track, es hermosamente perturbador, entre los sueños brutales de COIL y las canciones obscuras de Nurse With Wound.






FRACTAL - Fractal (1998)

Me sucede lo mismo que con lo de SAJJRA, pero con los 90 es diferente, por que sí se siente aquí un enorme espacio entre lo que pasaba en esa época en Perú y a lo que cercanamente tenía acceso, una forma de centralismo mexicano en reversa pero hacia el resto de Latinoamérica. Lo que me salta es que mucho de este resultado musical se debe a la capacidad de la tecnología de la época, a la experimentación y a la búsqueda, más que un templete estético ya realizado al que hay que abusar, como hoy sucede en muchos nuevos proyectos de música experimental.






GUSTAVO LAMAS - Jóvenes (2001)

Este track me tocó pincharlo varias veces, es parte del EP Mañana en Kompakt. Sin duda uno de mis tracks favoritos de Lamas. Esa manera como poco a poco va transformándose, sin mirar atrás, siempre impulsando y pulsando con una suavidad que es eterna y reconfortante. Siento que sellos Europeos deben seguir investigando e impulsando talento latinoamericano, como lo hizo Triple R y Kompakt en esa época. En Latinoamérica se consume mucha música europea, debe haber un balance en ese intercambio.  Debería ser equitativo ese consumo.







MARIE DAVIDSON - Work it (2018)

Me gusta mucho Adieu Au Dancefloor o su otro proyecto, Essaie Pas. Este disco nuevo no me enganchó tanto. Siento que hubo una intención más comercial en su realización, no la percibo tan cool como cuando referenciaba directamente a Chris & Cosey.






MAKOTO KINO - Eternal loss (2016)

Me gusta mucho el aspecto melancólico de este release de Makoto Kino, es muy emotivo y hasta esperanzador.  Creo que es difícil llegar a evocar ese tipo de sentimientos en música con tan pocos elementos. Sus kawaii loops y drones se mantienen en un mismo tono que es conmovedor e infinito.






REMA REMA - Wheel in the Roses EP (1980)

Es sorprendente que este grupo tenga un árbol genealógico tan impresionante, que de ahí sus miembros se desprendan hacia Adam & The Ants, Mass, The Wolfgang Press, Renegade Soundwave y Psychic TV.  Esta grabación es un amplio semillero del post punk y su evolución hacia los últimos 80s.  Aunque sigo prefiriendo el cover de This Mortal Coil a su track "Fond Affections", la original es igualmente desgarradora.



          

UPS a commencé la livraison de médicaments par drone pour CVS Pharmacy

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UPS prend les devants de la livraison par drone aux États-UnisC’est officiel : UPS a démarré la livraison de médicaments par drone pour CVS Pharmacy. Les premières livraisons ont eu lieu à Cary, en Caroline du Nord. UPS livre des médicaments par les airs UPS a donc réussi son pari : devenir la première société à livrer des médicaments par drone. La société américaine ne […]
          

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Drone video of the fall colors along the Palisades on November 6, 2019.
       

          

Book 2 – 20: Fight Promoter

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Third Quadrant.

Planet Enaya.

Elect City Battle Arenod™.

 

Ubik was seated in a large comfortable chair in a waiting area full of potted plants with shiny fronds. He had his legs crossed, one boot resting on a knee, and he was slowly sinking into the plush foam padding.

The walls were covered in hyper–definition screens that showed a forest setting with small animals jumping in and out of frame. The room had an aesthetic that gave you an idea of the kind of business you were getting involved with.

Ubik liked it. Survival of the fittest. Law of the jungle. Eat the competition.

The drone that had brought him here was hovering at his side, gently bobbing up and down. That was usually an indication that the drone was nearing the end of its serviceable life. Once the stabilisers went, it was generally considered too expensive to replace them — might as well get a new drone.

But this drone was already decades old, if not older. Someone had gone to great lengths to keep it running, and in excellent condition. No dents or scratches on the casing, no whiff of lubricant leaks or smell of burning servo oil like you would get with most older models. Ubik wasn’t even sure what make of drone it was, there was no obvious branding.

“Hey, how long have you been working here?”

Ubik waited for a reply but the drone ignored him. He could tell it had heard him from the way the lights around its middle had reacted to his voice.

He peered up and under the drone.

“Service model 390 dash 141 dash 812, operational history.”

“One hundred and twelve years, ten months, four days, eight hours, four minutes and thirty–six seconds, standard.”

It wasn’t ignoring him, it just pre–dated casual conversation simulation. Over a century old and still functioning. And still with its serial number as its primary access code. Someone liked to keep things nice and simple. Ubik very much approved.

“Service model 390 dash 141 dash 812, release docking cable.”

Older models usually had hardwired access ports, although his experience was with ‘older’ being around twenty years old. Something stretching back this far, who knew? A wire dropped out of the bottom of the drone and extended all the way to the ground.

Ubik looked to see if anyone was around. The drone had told him to wait here about ten minutes ago. He expected to be made to wait quite some time. This was a business establishment and in business, you put people in their place.

But this was quite an unusual place of business, so he made sure he wasn’t about to be interrupted.

Keeping an eye on the only other door apart from the one he’d entered, he grabbed the cable and stuck the end into the heel of his right boot balanced on his left knee.

Delgados had a very useful recharging function. They could connect to any known size and shape of connector pin, including proprietary ones, via a universal jack that numerous manufacturers had tried to get banned. Delgados had proven impossible to sue in court because no one knew where their head office was. Through a complex legal process, they were the only company in the galaxy that didn’t exist within any legal jurisdiction.

Of course, Ubik wasn’t trying to power up the drone next to him, he was uploading a few minor and harmless lines of code. He had made a few modifications to his Delgados over the years, something the company strongly discouraged, although it didn’t void the lifetime warranty for some reason.

“Mr Bantam?”

Ubik put his foot down sharply and the cable went snapping back into the drone with a whipping sound. He stood up, careful to put himself between the drone and the man who had suddenly appeared from another door that hadn’t been there a second ago.

“Nice to meet you. Hari S Bantam. Nice to meet you. Oh, I think I said that already. I’m a bit nervous, sorry. Never been in a place this fancy, with all these modern technological marvels.” He was speaking very fast and very loudly to cover any sounds the drone behind him was making. “We don’t have anything like this stuff where I hail from. Nice to meet you.” He stuck out a hand.

The man, who was tall and broad and wearing a black suit with metal stripes running down it, smiled and shook Ubik’s hand. Hi