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Phocuswright 2019: Kiwi founder on its evolution to become a ‘global virtual carrier’  

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Major pivot sealed interest from General Atlantic


          

Remote podcaster - nationwide - swindon

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Location: Nationwide Compensation: To Be Discussed Staff Reviewed: Fri, November 15, 2019 This job expires in 30 days Job type: Creative Telecommute Level: 100% Telecommute Travel Qualifications: No Travel Employment Status: Independent Contractor Employer Type: Employer Career Level: Experienced Position details About Us Virtual Vocations is a small company with a big mission. We’re revolutionizing the way job-seekers find telecommuting jobs. As a 100% telecommute company, we understand the unique challenges job-seekers face when looking for virtual work because we’ve been there. Our mission to help you find legitimate telecommuting jobs quickly, easily and safely is the driving force behind what we do. For us, it’s personal. Today Virtual Vocations remains a family-owned and operated service committed to paying forward telecommuting success.
          

Podcast & live events producer

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. This is a unique opportunity to build the podcast and virtual events content from the ground up. You will be MIT
          

Kevin Benkenstein produces perfect performance to take shared Munga win

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Kevin Benkenstein executed a virtually flawless performance to take his first Munga win in Wellington on Friday, sharing the laurels with Thinus Redelinghuys. The two decided to finish together after realising they had reached a stalemate when, despite numerous attempts, neither could hold a break. They eventually finished the gruelling 1 076.4km single stage non-stop […]
          

Truphone launches MVNO services in France

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International Mobile Virtual Network Operator, Truphone, is to launch full MVNO services in France, according to a company release.   France will be the ninth country in which Truphone has launched MVNO services…

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IT / Software / Systems: Systems Administrator - Great Falls, Montana

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Responsible for designing, organizing, configuring and supporting computer systems, including servers, storage technologies, virtual environments, and other infrastructure technologies. The Systems Administrator maintains operating environments for core applications, including testing, training, and upgrade environments as needed. The Administrator installs, documents, and maintains backup and recovery systems and procedures, working to ensure high availability and performance. The Systems Administrator assists with technical security compliance, including internet web content filtering, e-mail encryption and spam filtering. The Administrator ensures adherence with security, regulatory, BHS policy, as well as best practices regarding design, configuration, and use of system technology. He/she completes other assignments based on ability as needed, and participates in the department's performance improvement and continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities. FLSA: EXEMPT DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Monitors and updates the facility's computer systems to ensure the equipment is functioning properly. Evaluates performance trends and recommends proactive steps to ensure performance. Strictly complies with change control procedures and processes, including effective testing and validation. Demonstrates knowledge of current software systems, operation procedures and technological developments. Designs medium to complex systems and configurations. Evaluates vendor's proposals and technology to complete proper design and configurations, and to secure needed services, hardware/software. Maintains, debugs and changes application software systems and existing programs. Works with Network Administrators and other ITS technicians and vendor personnel to coordinate and integrate systems, Develops downtime and disaster recovery procedures for responsible systems. Provides training and assistance for all systems users. Responsible for meeting the needs of the facility through designing, testing and implementing technical systems. Establishes procedures and configurations to maintain confidentiality and security of computer files. Ensures procedures and processes are in place to back-up files and provide recovery in the event failures. Coordinates information technology response efforts to unplanned outages and security issues. Provides timely reports about the facility's servers and applications including upgrades, risk mitigation, problems and solutions. Tracks performance trends and recommends actions to ensure and enhance performance. Develops and updates policies and procedures governing information technology systems of the facility. Maintains a good working relationship with outside consultants and vendors. Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations. Maintains a good working relationship within the department and with other departments. Consistently demonstrates a professional, self-directed approach to department responsibilities. Assists and provides mentoring to End User Device Specialists, Technical Analyst II and other IT staff. Performs on call duty as required. Accepts additional responsibilities as assigned. Demonstrates the ability to deal with pressure to meet deadlines, to be accurate, and to handle constantly changing situations. Demonstrates the ability to deal with a variety of people, deal with stressful situations, and handle conflict High school graduate or equivalent. B.S. in Computer Science or related subject, or equivalent experience preferred. Previous experience as a systems administrator preferred. Experience with large network(s) system administration preferred. Technical certification required in relevant area (MCSE, VMWare, Citrix) Experience in systems tuning and performance management preferred Experience with Visual Basic and/or other scripting tools preferred. Community Information: Great Falls has a city population of 60,000, with a draw of over 275,000 people in north central Montana. We experience mild winters and enjoy blue skies over 300 days per year. Great Falls is a wonderful and safe place to raise a family, with nationally ranked public schools and an average commute of under 12 minutes, making the quality of life in Great Falls unsurpassed in the Rocky Mountain West. Additionally, the Missouri River, a blue-ribbon fly-fishing destination, runs through the middle of town. Outdoor activities include camping, hiking, horseback riding, water and snow skiing, rock and ice climbing, boating, whitewater kayaking, off-road motorsports, upland bird and waterfowl hunting, and big-game hunting. Benefis Health System: This is your opportunity to be part of an exceptional health system in a state that is well known for its beautiful four seasons and outdoor lifestyle. While enjoying the last best place, you'll have the added benefit of having access to Benefis Health System, one of the state's most modern and progressive healthcare facilities with 500+ beds and over 270 employed medical staff members representing more than 40 specialties. Our state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies make Benefis an exceptional working environment and one of the "150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare" five years in a row. ()
          

IT / Software / Systems: Technical Support Representative - Great Falls, Montana

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Job Description Our Technical Support Advisors provide support to resolve customer technology problems through a series of trouble shooting activities in a virtual call center environment. Common solutions include resolving username and password problems, data sharing & synchronization, uninstalling/reinstalling basic software applications, verifying proper hardware and software configuration and set up, power cycling devices, navigating customers through application menus, and troubleshooting email issues. This is a performance based organization where all calls are recorded, monitored, and reviewed on a daily basis. You will be responsible for support of Computers and Operating Systems, tablets, MP3 players and other technical devices. Perks of joining KellyConnect: Paid training at $12-$14/hr After 90 days Advisors are eligible for a one-time $500 tenure bonus Advisor earning potential of $15-$17/hr Explosive growth opportunities into departments such as Leadership, Quality Assurance, and Training Duties and Tasks/Essential Functions: Interact with customers in response to inquiries, concerns, and requests about products and services Gather customer/product information and determine the issue by analyzing the symptoms Diagnose and resolve technical issues involving internet connectivity, email, application downloads, and more Research using available resources, including article database systems Complete required training to stay current with system information, changes, and updates Participate in frequent 1:1/classroom video coaching sessions with leadership Exemplary attendance and punctuality Requirements Qualifications: Proper phone etiquette, including using client verbiage and positive positioning Ability to speak and type clearly and accurately, using proper grammar Ability to multitask between customer calls and logging of case notes Maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure, job ambiguity, escalated customer calls); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to the organization Skilled at responding to multiple chat conversations simultaneously, including messages from your team, leadership, and support groups, like Quality Assurance Experience with mobile devices (mp3 players, tablets, smartphones) Ability to adjust to constantly-changing technology, processes, and team structures Openness to constructive coaching and ability to implement performance objectives Ability to empathize with customers Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays High School Diploma required Candidates must be 18 years or older Minimum 6 months call center experience required Must provide phone and internet services and quiet work environment, as the position is virtual #KellyConnect Why KellyConnect--?Each year, we find work for nearly 23,000 call center employees. We offer temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire roles for both traditional office and home-based assignments. Our connections, from small- and mid-sized companies to 90 of the Fortune 100, can open your job search to a new world of opportunities. You get a more flexible careeryour waychoosing the positions you want, when and where you want to go, and always for competitive pay.About Kelly--At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world. Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. ()
          

Fisher-Price Linkimals

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This Weeks ALDI Finds

each $23.99 *

Description

  • Sloth or Hedgehog
  • Links virtually with all other Linkimal toys to create a fun learning experience through interactive music and lights
  • 9 mo.+
  • Product Code: 13782

          

Quando possiamo parlare di tradimento in chat?

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Internet non favorisce la comunicazione nella coppia. Ecco che di fronte ad incomprensioni, disagi e conflittualità fra partner, la tentazione è di “fuggire” nella vita virtuale. Perché tentare di comprendere e di essere compresi, con tutte le difficoltà del caso, nel rapporto di coppia, quando c'è qualcuno, nella chat, con cui possiamo farlo senza difficoltà? Ciò che nasce come amicizia virtuale, se sopraggiunge all'interno di un disagio di coppia, può diventare amore virtuale. Con la persona dell'altro sesso conosciuta in chat, ci si arriva a condividere, spesso, parti di se stessi, non partecipate neanche col partner. L'intimità amicale diventa sempre più affettiva e si arriva a “sostituire” affettivamente e quindi a tradire il proprio partner. Quando possiamo parlare di tradimento? ( Escludiamo, ovviamente, il tradimento reale che si ha nel momento in cui la conoscenza dell'altro da virtuale diventa reale. )

E voi cosa ne pensate? Il tradimento virtuale è meno grave rispetto a quello reale oppure no?


          

Board Notes: September 25, 2019 Business Meeting

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The Board of Education meeting of September 25 commenced with a superintendent’s report from Dr. Joseph Giani commending Bellport High School student-artist Courtney Gerard for having garnered a Long Island Scholar-Artist Award of Merit in the area of photography from the Long Island Arts Alliance. During the Trustee and Advisory Committee Reports, Trustee Chris Picini touted the Virtual Enterprise Program students, who were interviewed for their company positions this week. He said he was also impressed by the high school library’s makerspace room and the projects in which students have been engaged. President E. Anne Hayes noted that she was also impressed by a football program fundraiser she attended and said it was a great opportunity for students to develop leadership skills by assisting with the breakfast. President Hayes discussed her attendance at the New York State School Boards Association school board workshop. She reminded the trustees that the Board must “lead by example.” Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Management Services Dr. Sam Gergis delivered a report about the District’s Reserve Plan and Fund Balance. During his report, he gave the status of reserve plans and fund balances including the Employee Benefit Accrued Liability Reserve, Retirement Contribution Reserve, the Reserve for Teachers’ Retirement System Contributions (TRS), Property Loss and Liability, Unemployment Insurance Payment Reserve, Workers’ Compensation Reserve, 2016 Capital Reserve, Repair Reserve and Unassigned and Assigned Fund Balances. Dr. Gergis also gave recommendations on funding. Following this report, the Board approved a resolution to authorize a transfer in the maximum amount of$2,228,242 from the unreserved, unappropriated fund balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, to the 2016 Capital Reserve Fund for the purpose of funding capital reserve projects authorized by the voters for the 2019-2020 school year. The Board also approved resolutions to transfer $250,000 from the District’s surplus balance for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 to the Reserve for Teachers’ Retirement System Contributions for the purpose of funding the TRS. Dr. Gergis also delivered a presentation on cybersecurity, insurance coverage and ransomware protection. In addition to discussing how cybersecurity attacks happen, Dr. Gergis explained how employees can protect themselves from phishing emails, emails that look like they are sent from familiar sources which cause viruses that lead to cyberattacks. Dr. Giani and the Board accepted the appointment of Frank P. Long Intermediate School music teacher Katherine Romano and welcomed her to the school community. During the Consent Agenda for Business, the Board announced the ratification of the Collective Bargaining Unit Agreement with the Bellport Teachers Association Affiliate through August 23, 2023, as well as a memorandum of agreement with the BTAA concerning participation in the District’s group health insurance plan. Closing comments by the Board included a discussion about the type of conferences worth attending. The trustees agreed that they want the District to be involved with educational organizations, and that trustees should bring back information so that the Board can benefit from the conference, meeting and networking opportunities.
          

Executive: Business Intelligence & Market Strategy Manager - Houston, Texas

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TITLE: Business Intelligence & Market Strategy Manager CLIENT: Professional Services Company & Law Firm LOCATION: Houston, Texas (Downtown) TYPE: Permanent SALARY: 100K-120K (DOE) SUMMARY: Support Houston, Texas based professional services company managing business intelligence initiatives and leading international law objectives. Leverage a clear understanding of legal marketing within global market industries facilitating business development and market intelligence initiatives for the litigation practice. Develop a litigation strategy coordinating with more than 200 lawyers, key clients to solve complex business issues geared to critical litigation. Work in tandem with global resources to help clients resolve legal problems and minimize risk in virtually any venue worldwide. DUTIES: --- Plan, develop and execute competitive analysis projects and programs that support litigation market strategy plan, and track success ratio --- Support key client engagement initiatives, including client feedback and satisfaction debriefs, referral advocacy initiatives, training for enhanced client service strategies, contact origination and relationship development, and education thought leadership initiatives --- Provide direction and manage production of proposals, PowerPoint presentations and RFP responses for the department's practices, and track success ratio. --- Provide direction and manage execution of practice conference sponsorships, client presentations and seminars, client dinners and other events related to the promotion of the department. --- Drive awareness, recognition and enhance quality and brand perception of the department's lawyers, practices and experience --- Manage submissions for major awards, comprehensive survey response campaigns (e.g. Chambers of Commerce), and other PR-related initiatives to further the awareness and positioning of the department's practices and lawyers --- Develop and manage the annual department budget, and ensure budget is maintained --- Coordinate with lawyers and others in client relations to develop and distribute legal updates; maintain quality of distribution lists for the same --- Contribute to training initiatives coaching, mentoring and to the development of client relations staff members in support of department initiatives REQUIREMENTS: --- 5 years of professional services industry experience; two or more years of business intelligence and market strategy experience preferred --- Experience in developing business intelligence strategy plans geared to sales marketing, business development and public relations forums for litigation market --- Ability to work well with a variety levels within an organization and possess diplomacy, enthusiasm, perseverance and a sense of humor; experience working on decentralized teams a plus --- Provide writing presentation samples incorporated with written and verbal communication skills --- Portray and implement a strong organizational ability, and project management skills --- Should possess solid business acumen and experience in researching and interpreting company market data, competitive intelligence; strong understanding of litigation concepts and language a plus --- Strong skills in MS Office software, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and particularly online CRM business management tools --- Experience with InterAction a plus; knowledge of web-based legal and/or other database systems a plus, particularly Docket Navigator, PACER and MonitorSuite. --- Some overtime and travel is required EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required Business, Communications, Market Strategy, Market Research or related field; advanced degree a plus. ()
          

Maduro planea convertir las fábricas en cuarteles

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Nicolás Maduro ordenó al ministro de Defensa, Vladimir Padrino López, entregar 13.000 fusiles a los obreros y cuerpos de combatientes, al tiempo que giró instrucciones para convertir las fábricas en cuarteles para enfrentar un supuesto ataque del gobierno de Colombia. Su anuncio lo hizo en la clausura del Primer Acuerdo del sector ferroviario nacional y modo de tracción por cable, celebrado en Ciudad Guayana, estado Bolívar, al sur de Venezuela. «Queremos que cada fábrica sea un cuartel. He ordenado la entrega de los 13.000 fusiles a los obreros y combatienes». En el acto transmitido por la estatal Venezolana de Televisión este viernes, Maduro habló de sus planes para reactivar la deprimida economía nacional, especialmente las empresas básicas de hierro, bauxita y aluminio, instaladas en el complejo industrial de la Corporación Venezolana de Guayana (CVG). En su alocución televisada mencionó al comandante de las milicias, Bernal Martínez, un cuerpo de milicianos creado por el fallecido ex presidente Hugo Chávez, el que Maduro intenta incorporar formalmente a la Fuerza Armada Bolivariana porque desconfía del ejército. Hace un par de semanas Maduro anunció que daría 320.000 fusiles a los milicianos para que defendieran la revolución bolivariana. Estos 13.000 fusiles nuevos que ordenó “entregar a los obreros y combatientes” deben formar parte de esos anuncios. «Ordené a nuestra FANB mantenerse en vigilancia permanente para defender la Paz y soberanía de la patria, ante la pretensión de la oligarquía colombiana de generar actos de provocación en nuestra frontera común para desviar la atención de su situación interna. ¡No lo Permitiremos!», exclamó Maduro. Pero no mencionó a los ocho indígenas de la etnia Pemón que fueron masacrados por militares en la zona minera de Guayana. Tampoco dijo nada sobre los males que sufre Guayana por la falta de agua, transporte, inseguridad, hospitales en mal estado, de la falta de gas y la crisis de la gasolina. Por otro lado, aprobó «iniciar la petrolización de prestaciones y conformar la comisión gubernamental para discutir la Convención Colectiva de los trabajadores de la CVG. Asimismo, transferir empresas del Estado y conformar alianzas estratégicas de cogestión para la eficiencia. ¡Cúmplase!». Los trabajadores del sector público se han sorprendido de que el pago de sus pasivos laborales sean cotizados en el «Petro», una criptomoneda virtual chavista respaldada con el petróleo y el oro, que nadie acepta como forma de pago. Lo que sorprende de sus anuncios de armar a los trabajadores es que no explicó cómo va a reactivar las empresas, que técnicamente se encuentran paralizadas aunque oficialmente no están cerradas por falta de inversión y mantenimiento. Tampoco informó de cómo va a reactivar las empresas convirtiéndolas en cuarteles. Como un ejemplo, la Siderúrgica del Orinoco, que una vez fue vendida a la argentina Techint, y luego nacionalizada por Hugo Chávez, se encuentra prácticamente cerrada, y luce absurdo que pueda reanudarse bajo la fuerza de los fusiles. La caída de la actividad económica es grave. Según la patronal Fedecámaras este año Venezuela registraría una caída de 42% del PIB y el próximo año la Cepal proyecta -35% para el país. La recesión sumada a la hiperinflación de 24.000% no atrae a los inversionistas y mucho menos bajo la amenaza de los fusiles de los trabajadores, apuntaron empresarios que pidieron el anonimato.
          

Von der Leyen promete dejar «una UE más fuerte» que la que recibe

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La imagen representaba por primera vez una renovación prácticamente simultánea de los principales dirigentes comunitarios. Los nuevos líderes de las instituciones europeas se reunieron ayer domingo en Bruselas para dar inicio a la entrada en el cargo de la alemana Ursula von der Leyen a la Comisión y el belga Charles Michel al Consejo, coincidiendo con el décimo aniversario de la firma del Tratado de Lisboa, que es actualmente el texto que regula el funcionamiento de la Unión. La flamante presidenta de la Comisión se comprometió a preservar «un tesoro de paz, derechos y libertades» durante una legislatura que también adelantó que estará marcada por la transición energética, la lucha contra el cambio climático, además del control de la emigración. Von der Leyen estuvo acompañada del presidente del Parlamento Europeo, David Sassoli, que fue elegido en junio; la presidenta del Banco Central Europeo, Christine Lagarde, que acaba de asumir su cargo el mes pasado; y el presidente del Consejo Europeo, Charles Michel, que iniciaba también ayer su mandato. «Hemos heredado un tesoro, un continente en paz, con derechos, libertades, mercado único, oportunidades económicas sin precedentes. Nuestro deber es preservar este tesoro. Europa es algo que todos tenemos que construir, ladrillo a ladrillo, día a día», dijo la alemana al inicio de la ceremonia, celebrada en el museo bautizado como la Casa de la Historia Europea, en las proximidades de la sede de Bruselas del Parlamento Europeo. «En estos diez años -recordó la presidenta de la Comisión- millones de ciudadanos han salido a las calles con la bandera europea inspirados para unirse en el himno. Nuestra responsabilidad es la de llegar a ser una inspiración para los europeos y legar una Unión más fuerte de la que heredamos», La toma de posesión de Von der Leyen se ha retrasado un mes a causa del rechazo por parte del Parlamento de tres de los candidatos propuestos por los países (Francia, Rumanía y Hungría), lo que obligó a esas capitales a buscar sustitutos que pudieran superar las audiencias de control parlamentario. En el caso de Rumanía, en medio del proceso cayó el Gobierno por lo que la designación fue aún más retrasada. También es la primera vez que la Comisión inicia sus trabajos con un miembro menos puesto que el Gobierno británico -que también está pendiente de las elecciones del día 12- se ha negado a enviar un candidato, teniendo en cuenta que está previsto que el país deje la UE el 31 de enero. Para asegurar las bases jurídicas del Ejecutivo comunitario, la UE ha iniciado un procedimiento de infracción contra el Reino Unido porque, mientras sigan siendo miembros, están obligados a cumplir las reglas, pero Von der Leyen no quería que su legislatura se paralizase debido a los episodios insondables de la política británica. Diversidad El belga Charles Michel deja el Gobierno de su país en una situación que tampoco es envidiable, puesto que desde el mes de mayo las negociaciones no han logrado encontrar una coalición para formar una mayoría estable y su sucesora en funciones, Sophie Wilmès, preside un Gobierno en minoría que virtualmente tiene las manos atadas. Consciente de que el paraguas comunitario sigue siendo el principal escudo para estas situaciones, Charles Michel se refirió ayer a la diversidad que, en último término, configura la identidad europea. «Es lo que nos confiere esta sensación especial de ser europeos y el tratado de Lisboa identifica esta diversidad y añade un ladrillo a la arquitectura de la Unión Europea y mejora la eficacia democrática de este bloque». Para Michel, el tratado ha supuesto «un éxito y es tan relevante hoy como lo fue hace diez años», sobre todo porque es el texto que creó el cargo que ahora ostenta. El presidente del Parlamento, el socialista italiano David Sassoli, ejercía en parte como anfitrión en un edificio que depende de la Eurocámara por lo que señaló que le parecía «un buen lugar para relanzar la actividad de la construcción europea y el hecho de que las cuatro instituciones estén juntas simboliza esta nueva época». La presidenta del Banco Central Europeo, Christine Lagarde, por su parte, habló sobre los últimos diez años de «reparaciones, cambios profundos» en Europa durante la crisis de la deuda soberana para insistir en que «mi esperanza como presidenta del BCE y en coordinación con mis tres colegas y amigos es, obviamente, pasar de esta era de reparaciones a una era de renovación y esperanza». El acto terminó con los acordes del himno oficial de la UE, la Oda a la alegría de Beethoven.
          

Legal: Real Estate and Finance Associate Attorney - Houston, Texas

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JOB REFERENCE NUMBER WYNL168551LOCATIONTexas - HoustonCOUNTRYUnited StatesHouston office of an AmLaw firm seeks real estate and finance associate attorney with 4-6 years of experience in real estate secured loans and commercial lending. The candidate will provide effective and reliable legal services to clients and supervising attorneys. Will provide thorough factual and legal research and analysis. Draft necessary agreements and documents with efficiency and clarity. Manage projects from commencement to closing. Competently and professionally communicate with clients and supervising attorneys; and complete tasks efficiently. Prepare and negotiate transactional documents generally including: Purchase and Sale Agreements, Loan Documents, Leases and related agreements. Communicate effectively orally and in writing. Should have leasing experience. Experience representing financial institutions, mortgage lenders, or borrowers in secured transactions is essential. Must be and remain licensed to practice law and in good standing in Texas. "Work at one of the largest law firms in Texas. The firm represents an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies, individuals, and startup firms from around the world, and its practice includes virtually all types of transactional law and litigation. The atmosphere at this firm is collegial and informal, and all attorneys are given significant client contact and responsibility. Billable hours are reasonable, so attorneys can have lives outside of their work. All attorneys are treated with respect, and they are given substantial formal training and mentoring to enhance their careers."Additional Skills: The candidate should have excellent academic credentials. Should have ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines; Strong organization and matter management skills. Clear and effective drafting skills are essential. Exceptional project management skills are needed. Should have a Juris Doctor degree. PI115900097 ()
          

Field Trips Through Use of Virtual Reality

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Eastern Suffolk BOCES technology integration specialist Nikki Fink visited fourth-and fifth-grade students at Frank P. Long Intermediate School, taking them on virtual reality field trips through the use of Google Expedition Virtual Reality. Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability Marlon Small explained that the district is exploring the possibility of integrating Google Expedition technology into classrooms in the near future. The technology, which looks like the old-fashioned View Master, is equipped with applications which transport students into various three-dimensional worlds. Use of this technology is paralleled with specific curriculum, such as the study of outer space, animal adaptations and the human respiratory system. “The students are more engaged when they use virtual reality, helping them to recall more information,” Ms. Fink said. “The information is more tangible to the student.” Fourth-grade students visited outer space, where they identified all of the planets and various asteroids. The 360-degree view allowed the students to study identifying factors of each planet and some of their moons, as well as to gain perspective of the planets’ positions to the Sun and Earth. In Camilla Ciervo’s fifth-grade classroom, students gained perspective of the respiratory system using the technology to identify features of the mouth, nose and lungs. The technology even revealed what smoker’s lung looked like.
          

Virtual Enterprise Students are Pitch Perfect

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High school students enrolled in the business department’s virtual enterprise program pitched their business plans and functions for Portside Sweets and Empire Crates to peers and faculty during the business luncheon, held in the school library on Dec. 19. VE teacher Shelia Smith congratulated the students, noting that each year a new round of students helps grow the companies in a different way. “We have a premier program, and we greatly appreciate the support shown from the district,” Smith said. The VE course allows students to develop a virtual business from concept to implementation. The class is a real work environment in which the students assume business responsibilities and the classroom simulates the atmosphere of a company. As employees of a virtual business, students are held accountable for the company’s performance. They conduct market research, develop a business plan, design an e-commerce website, pay wages and taxes, maintain 401(K) plans and draft an annual report. In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with 5,000 other VE firms from school districts locally, nationally and internationally. There are approximately 160 high school virtual enterprise businesses on Long Island currently. The VE students introduced their companies and new offerings, as well as presented a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis before answering questions from their peers and those planning on taking the VE course next school year. The VE students were then treated to a white tablecloth luncheon, prepared by students enrolled in the culinary program.
          

Accounting, Auditing: Credentialed Tax Expert - CPA - Baytown, Texas

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OverviewIf you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products.-- You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers.-- You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes.Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers-- Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculationsCreate high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparationUtilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday languageApply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiriesDocument customer interactionsQualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax CustomersHelp customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculationsApply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathyTax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customerUtilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customerDocument customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes----For internal use: tst ()
          

District Upgrades Security

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As students returned to classrooms for the 2018-2019 school year, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Joseph Giani and the Board of Education have been working diligently to upgrade and improve safety and security measures throughout the district. Although some of the measures are clearly visible, Dr. Giani noted that many throughout the district are not noticeable to the community. “Our ultimate goal is to make our facilities as safe as possible for faculty, staff and students, and to be prepared in the event that security measures are needed,” Dr. Giani said. The district is currently seeking approval from the New York State Education Department to install security vestibules in the elementary schools, similar to those currently in place at Bellport High School, Bellport Middle School and Frank P. Long Intermediate School. With the new visitor management system in place at these facilities, visitors are prescreened, photographed and provided a sticker badge prior to entering the buildings and are required to return the badge when exiting the schools. Additionally, this fall, faculty and staff are being issued new identification cards, which will ensure the district is aware of who is inside the building in case of emergency. High and middle school students have also been issued identification cards, which must be tapped upon entrance of the school and cafeteria as an attendance measure. Security cameras have been placed in all non-instructional areas of the schools and the gymnasiums, as well as entrances, the sides of buildings and dead spaces. An upgraded security camera service also records activity around the buildings and was funded through the Smart Schools Bond. The district’s buses are also equipped with cameras to insure additional security for riders. The district has also added a new “lockout” procedure to its security measures. During a “lockout,” only the exterior doors to a building are locked and business as usual carries on inside the building. A lockout procedure is different from a “lockdown,” in which all students and faculty must shelter in place until further notice. The most visible security measure is the presence of a new senior guard. A retired police officer, the senior guard visits all of the district’s facilities. In-house responders form respectful relationships with students and assist with intervention and the de-escalation of potential security issues. The responders also work as security guards after school hours. For the first time, teachers will be required to attend an active shooter training exercise with the Suffolk County Police Department. The goal of the exercise is to educate faculty on how to achieve a maximum and effective response during potential threat to security. The district also plans on utilizing the latest technology to upgrade security. During the Aug. 22 board of education meeting, the district voted to move forward with the potential use of Suffolk County’s RAVE application. Available through a county grant, the RAVE application is a panic button alert system, which allows the district to speed dial 911 to foster a quick response in the event of an emergency. The district is also interested in working with the Suffolk County Police Department’s Virtual Private Network, which would lessen response time by allowing the county to access district phones and cameras in the event of an emergency. Important Definitions Shelter-in-Place: Students and staff are required to remain indoors because it is safer inside the building or a room than outside (such as during a tornado or other severe weather). Hold-in-Place: Movement of students and staff is temporarily limited when an internal incident arises, such as a student fight, a medical emergency or a maintenance issue. This is initiated to keep students and staff away from the affected area. Evacuation: Students and staff are required to be moved out of a building because it is safer outside than inside (as in the case of a fire, explosion or hazardous material spill). Lockout: The school building is secured due to an imminent concern outside of the school building, such as a bear in the vicinity of a school. Regular activities may continue inside the school. Students will not be released to parents/guardians when a lockout is in progress. Lockdown: Students and staff take cover, remain silent and out of view. This occurs when an incident poses an immediate threat of violence in or around the school. Students will not be released to parents/guardians when a lockdown is in progress.
          

Virtual Enterprise Students Honored

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Students in our Virtual Enterprise classes are enjoying success as they compete with high school firms from Long Island and across the country. Both firms have just received honors from Virtual Enterprise International for their company websites. Portside Sweets website (www.portsidesweets.com) was ranked in the top 10% in the country and Empire Crates website (empirecrates.com) was ranked in the top 25% in the country. There are over 1000 virtual firms in the USA! Additionally, in January at the Long Island Trade Show our new business, Empire Crates also won Gold for salesmanship and silver for their website and for their video commercial.
          

South Country Hosts Community Action Poverty Simulation Program

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About sixty-four people experienced the virtual realities of poverty in a unique poverty simulation conducted recently by South Country Central School District. The Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS) Program was designed to help people better understand the realities of poverty. Participants included South Country Central School District staff, community members, and community leaders. “This program helps people understand the complexities and frustrations of living in poverty day to day,” said Rosa Kalomiris, South Country School District’s Family Engagement Center Coordinator. “With a greater awareness of its impact, we can more effectively address the poverty issues in our community.” Using a simulation kit, participants role-played the lives of low-income families. Some were TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients, some were disabled, and others were senior citizens on Social Security. They had the stressful task of providing for basic necessities and shelter on a limited budget during the course of four 15-minute “weeks.” They interacted with human service agencies, grocers, pawnbrokers, bill collectors, job interviewers, police officers and others. More than 15% of New Yorkers are living at or below federal poverty level, according to the 2015 census. An additional 5% individuals have incomes just above the poverty level. These total more than 20% of New Yorkers struggling to meet their basic needs. The number of children living in poverty or borderline poverty in Suffolk County in 2015 was 29,144 and climbing each year. On average, 55% of South Country Central School District’s students receive free or reduced lunch in comparison to an average of 33% of children receiving free or reduced lunch in Suffolk County. “This is the everyday reality of thousands of New Yorkers. Understanding that reality will help us change it,” said Ms. Kalomiris. CAPS enables participants to look at poverty from a variety of angles and then to recognize and discuss the potential for change within their local communities, said Elaine West, executive director of the Missouri Association for Community Action, which made the simulation available nationwide. The simulation was designed to sensitize those who frequently deal with low-income families as well as to create a broader awareness of poverty among policymakers, community leaders and others. The Missouri Association for Community Action is a network of community action agencies throughout the state that provide a variety of services to low-income individuals and families. Please visit their website at www.communityaction.org to find out more about the poverty simulation. (Community Action Network, 2017)
          

Kreamer Street Celebrates Black History Month

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Kreamer Street third grade students spent the month of February celebrating Black History Month. Students used the Virtual Reference Collection in library to research some famous notable African American men and women and their accomplishments and legacies. Every morning, during the month of February, one student would share that research during the school announcements with the entire building teaching younger students all about their research. Way to go third graders!
          

Students Celebrate Career and Tech Education Month

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Last week, Bellport High School students spun a prize wheel during seventh-period lunch. As they came up for a chance to win silly prizes — a piece of candy or a free hug — several career and technical education senior students were on hand to entice younger classmates to enroll in theseclasses by presenting examples of work they had been doing all year. It’s also a way for students to participate in a national public awareness campaign called Careerand Technical Education Month. These programs, which at Bellport High School include culinary,business and technology, directly prepare students for high-wage, high-demand careers. Duringthe month of February, the value and achievements of CTE programs are celebrated throughout thecountry.“It’s perfect timing since the students are working on their schedules for next year,” explainedculinary teacher Lisa Martin. “Our program is growing every year.” This year, 122 Bellport students enrolled in CTE classes, with an additional about70 students participating in after-school clubs.“The reason I come to school is for culinary class,” said senior Kiara Trent.Last year, she joined a group of culinary students at Walt Disney World’s Epcot for a program called Cook Around the World. Though most of us who have been to Disney look forward to“eating” around the world at Epcot, Trent and her classmates were treated to student tours,hands- on cooking demos and crash courses in hospitality during their trip. Trent was amazed at theinside look at how food is grown and prepared at one of the most renowned resorts in the world.France, Trent explained, was her favorite part of the tour because it tied into her core studiesat home. “I’ve taken French since seventh grade,” she said. “And I love crêpes.” Fellow senior Chrissy Hobson has taken every culinary class offered to her at Bellport and isplanning to enroll in the culinary arts program at Suffolk County Community College in Riverheadnext fall. “They wouldn’t let me take it again,”she joked about her high school culinary classes. The program, she explained, has given her the skills needed to cook recipes at home, but alsogiven her experience in event planning and catering. With the culinary club, Hobson has helpedcater school events such as NYSSMA, events for the Boys and Girls Club and even worked with thebusiness department to cater some of their virtual enterprise meetings. The virtual enterprise is a project developed by students in the business program.Essentially, they create a business from the bottom up and cover everything from sales andmarketing to human relations and customer service. Each project “expires” every five years,explained senior Adrian Jones. Last year was the fifth year, so his class was tasked with coming upwith a brand-new idea. And thus began Portside Sweets, a virtual bakery created entirely by students. According to Martin, the students must consider themeaning behind each busi- ness decision, down to the name itself. “We chose ‘portside’ as an homage to our location in Bellport,” said senior Peter Mistretta. Mistretta and Jones showed off some marketing materials they helped create for the project,including creative business cards that could do well in the real world. “You learn everyday thingsthat you’ll actually use,” said Jones, who plans to study software engineering after high school.For Mistretta, who plans to study business management in college, the program has showed him howinterconnected these disciplines can be. “It shows you how business affects everything around you and how often these skills are used,” he said, noting that the three departments frequently worktogether. “I also like the competition aspect,” he added, explaining that projects such as thevirtual enterprise have helped him learn how to go above and beyond — a trait future employers willlook for. These seniors have all taken advantage of the CTE programs and are career-oriented as a result.They also explained how the program has helped them apply these skills to their after-school jobsas well. Martin sees the CTE classes as a way to learn essential life skills that are not always taught in core classes. “These are the skills they need to develop themselves before they go out into the world,” she said. For her culinary students, it’s also a way to be prepared for the future. “They have a head start on learning how to take care of themselves in college, so they aren’t eating junk and fast food all thetime.” Regardless of their future paths, Martin is proud to see CTE students embracing the classes and hopes they feel a sense of pride in their work. “It can be as simple as being able to fix something that breaks in the house,” she said. “At the end of the day, it’s a way for students to showcase their talents and feel successful. Our goal is to have well-rounded students leaving Bellport High School.” (By Tara Smith, reprinted courtesy of the Long Island Advance 2/23/17)
          

Library for Bellport Village Marina Courtesy of HS Student Jared Voegele

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Children visiting the Bellport Village marina will soon be able to leave or take a book at a small library that’s roughly the size of a large birdhouse. The library was built by Bellport High School Student, Jared Voegele, as part of his bid to become an Eagle Scout. The tiny library’s inventory will be managed by Broohaven Free Library staffers, explained library director Jamie Papandrea, who pitched the proposal with Jared to the Bellport Village Board Monday night. “Jared is a patron of the Brookhaven Free Library who we’ve known for virtually his whole life,”Papandrea said. “He’s a South Country School District student, so when he embarked on the project that he needed to become an Eagle Scout, we were so fortunate that he thought of this library, and where he could put his good work to use.” She explained the books do not have to be returned to the structure, noting the Little Free Library is a nationwide effort to encourage literacy — spearheaded by a nonprofit group by that same name. Jared was treated to a round of applause Monday night, followed by a unanimous vote by the Village Board to allow the library and a bench to be set up at the village marina. Mayor Ray Fell said the village hopes to find a suitable location near the ferry terminal. “I think this is something that would benefit all the children that use the park, whether they’re village residents or not village residents,” Fell said. “I appreciate the Brookhaven Free Library and you, Jared, for thinking of Bellport.” (Article courtesy of greaterpatchogue.com / Michael White)
          

Call to Action: Reform the Tax Cap

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The 2016 budget process is more complicated than ever, in part because the 0.12% growth factor in the calculation of district tax caps will allow virtually no growth in district tax levies without supermajority approval. Moderate changes to the calculation of the school district property tax cap would provide districts with much needed relief. The New York State School Boards Association has provided a host of resources on this issue. Visit the New York State School Boards Association website to join the call to reform the tax cap.
          

Belllport High School's Virtual Enterprise Students on Long Island News Radio

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Bellport High School's Virtual Enterprise students were featured on Long Island News Radio (103.9) on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Click on the links below to listen to the interview. Interview Part 1 Interview Part 2
          

LI News Radio Spotlights South Country Students

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Bellport High School’s Virtual Enterprise students were featured on Long Island News Radio (103.9) http://linewsradio.com/on Saturday, October 10, 2015. Click on the links below to listen to the interviews. Interview Part I Interview Part II Pictured Left to right: Mr. Tim Hogan (Principal), Students Patrick Ferrell, Marquis Steward, Caitlynn Boogertman, Erin Berja, Nia Tucker, Mrs. Sheila Smith (Business Teacher), Mrs. Erika Della Rosa (Assistant Principal), Mr. Robert Vecchio (LI News Radio).
          

BHS Business Class' Company, "Savor the Flavor", Named Top Website

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Bellport High School's business class, Virtual Enterprise, has received a special honor from the Virtual Enterprise International officials. The class's company "Savor the Flavor" has earned a spot on the national VEI website. Savor the Flavor was one of the top firm websites for 2014-15. Out of 347 firm websites throughout the country, Bellport was one of the ten winners. Not only that, but Bellport was also the only school from Long Island to be recognized. Savor the Flavor's website scored a 4.5/5 overall. The website was designed by the head of the marketing department, Nicholas Doutney and the webmaster of the company, Jeff Thur De Koos. You can view the award and article about the website competition at https://veinternational.org/blog/2015-national-website-competition-results/. You may also visit the class's firm website firsthand at http://www.savortheflavorve.com/. The class has an upcoming trip to New York City for an International Trade Show, where they will be competing in multiple competitions with companies from around the world. This program, taught by Mrs. Sheila Smith, is in its fourth year at the high school.
          

Bellport High School Business Department Prepares Students for the Workplace

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Bellport High School Virtual Enterprise students, along with teachers, Mrs. Sheila Smith and Mrs. Camille Masem traveled to Manhattan to participate in the Virtual Enterprise International Youth Business Summit and Trade Show. In this class, which is in its third year at Bellport High School, students report to “work” daily, simulating a real internet based business. Since September they have operated a virtual business; Savor the Flavor Specialty Foods, Inc., created a website, www.savortheflavorve.com , as well as invoices, brochures, a catalog, and more to assist them in making sales over the internet and at our trade show booth. Students interacted with “workers” from around the world including Austria, Bulgaria and Indonesia as well as many states across the country. Bellport High School placed 6th out of hundreds in the website competition! At the trade show, our “customers” enjoyed product samples provided by Mrs. Masem’s Culinary Arts classes. Many thanks to the South Country Education Foundation for their support with this event. The International Trade Show is the culminating activity for Virtual Enterprise; a new work- based learning Business Class preparing students for college and the workplace. Pictured left to right, front row Alyssa Kiernan, Kristina English, Stephanie Buckley, back row Jack MacLellan, Donald Miller, Jonathan Hopper, Jamie Giorgi, Mrs. Smith
          

Dive Into Reading

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The Kreamer Street PARP (Parents as Reading Partners) program will be running from Mon., March 3rd through Fri., March 21st. PARP is a statewide program designed to encourage children to read at home with their families for at least 15 minutes a day. Here at Kreamer all of our students have reading logs for their weekly homework and do a great job reading already. So, we are taking the time during PARP to make it even more fun and enticing to read and encourage them to go beyond the 15 minutes each night. The theme this year is "Dive into Reading" and we have lots of fun events planned. There is something for the kids to look forward to everyday during PARP! Crazy dress up days Family Fun Ocean Night Brookhaven Free Library is partnering up with us for PARP and will have ocean themed books out for our students in the children’s area. We even have the Oceans Rock Program coming to do an assembly and hands on museum for all of the children! On our last day, to celebrate all of the student’s hard work, Mr. Clark will be dressing up as an Ocean animal! Attached you will find the Parent/Child Reading Contract and the Calendar of events. The Contracts are due back by Fri., Feb. 28th. Once we receive your returned contract, your child’s name will be placed on the PARP "Under the Sea" display. We hope to get every child on the display! Every child that returns their contract will be entered into a free raffle! We will be posting all the information in this packet in the virtual backpack.
          

Top Paragliding And Skiing Adventure Sports Destinations in India

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Get ready for virtual tour. We are providing you the list of Top Paragliding and Skiing Adventure Sports Destinations in India. So, what are waiting for, head over to these top destinations to raise your adventurous getaway experience.


          

Alojamientos web: qué son y cuántas clases existen

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Alojamientos web: qué son y cuántas clases existen

Si alguna vez te has planteado montar una web 'en serio' (para algún proyecto profesional, por ejemplo) te habrás planteado qué necesitas contar para ponerte a ello. En primer lugar, sin duda, te habrán hablado de los dominios, la dirección de Internet que usamos para acceder a una u otra página web, o para enviar un e-mail a uno u otro usuario (genbeta.com, gmail.com, uned.es, un.org, etc).

Pero estos dominios sólo son una puerta de acceso a una determinada serie de contenidos. Estos contenidos (código HTML / PHP, imágenes, animaciones...) deben estar localizados en un espacio físico, lo que llamamos 'hosting' o 'alojamiento web'. Los archivos que componen nuestra web se alojan en las unidades de disco de servidores, propiedad de nuestros proveedores de hosting, alojados por lo general en grandes centros de datos.

¿Qué alojamiento elijo entonces?

Nuestros proveedores no sólo nos ofrecerán espacio para los archivos de la web, sino también otros servicios complementarios como el envío de emails, acceso FTP para facilitar la actualización del sitio, bases de datos que nos permitan instalar gestores de contenidos (como Wordpress), paneles de configuración, etc. En casi todos los casos, también nos facilitarán la reserva de dominios, pero si lo deseamos podemos usar los de otro proveedor.

Sabiendo eso, llega el momento de elegir el tipo de alojamiento que queremos para nuestro proyecto web. Es posible que la primera opción en la que pensemos sea un servicio de hosting gratuito, del tipo de Blogspot, Wix o Weebly... pero, aunque interesantes para dar nuestros primeros pasos en la gestión de sitios web, esta clase de alojamientos suele carecer de las funcionalidades y la flexibilidad necesarias para ofrecer una presencia web profesional.

Repasemos, por tanto, cuáles son las principales categorías en que se dividen los alojamientos web.

1) Alojamiento web compartido

El más económico, y por ello aquel por el que optan la mayoría de los usuarios. Esto se debe a que compartimos gastos compartiendo recursos: nuestros sitios web se alojan en el mismo servidor que los de otros clientes del proveedor de alojamiento (y comparten también, por tanto, dirección IP).

Es la opción más recomendable para aquellas webs sin requisitos de funcionamiento destacables y que no acostumbren a tener un número de visitas mensuales muy elevado.

El problema es que, al compartir servidor, las acciones de nuestros 'vecinos' repercutirán sobre nosotros: si la web de otro cliente es utilizada para el envío de spam, su IP (que también es la nuestra, recordemos) entrará a engrosar listas negras de Internet, dando como resultado que los internautas tengan problema para acceder a nuestra web, o que los e-mails que enviemos no lleguen a su destino.

2) VPS (Servidor Privado Virtual)

Si el alojamiento compartido viene a ser el equivalente a compartir piso, con el VPS (siglas en inglés de 'servidor privado virtual') pasamos a vivir en un bloque de pisos, en el que la existencia de recursos comunes no es óbice para vivir con completa autonomía.

El proveedor recurre a técnicas de virtualización para dividir un servidor físico en varios servidores virtuales, que compartimentalizan los recursos del primero y a los que sólo nosotros tendremos acceso. Si tu proyecto web requiere de más recursos y de una mayor personalización de la que puede proporcionarte el alojamiento compartido, el VPS es la opción que deberías elegir.

Eso sí: ten en cuenta que su coste aumentará ligeramente (en la mayoría de los casos un VPS básico sigue siendo una opción económica)... pero que la complejidad para configurar y mantener el servidor subirá varios peldaños a no ser que paguemos extra por delegar dicha tarea.

Datacenter Los datacenters como el de la foto pueden alojar cada cientos de servidores (las máquinas que alojan los sitios web). // Imagen: Pixabay.

3) Servidor dedicado

En este caso, el bloque de pisos se ha compartido en un chalet para nosotros solos. Se trata de eso: de un servidor físico que no tenemos que compartir con ningún otro cliente, lo que le aísla de cualquier fallo de seguridad que pueda provocar un tercero, y le proporciona acceso total a las configuraciones del equipo y al software instalado en él.

¿Problema? El precio, por supuesto. De modo que si tu web no tiene altos requisitos de rendimiento no deberías ni plantearte esta opción.

4) Cloud hosting

El alojamiento en la nube es una opción cada vez más habitual, aunque muchos proveedores aún no lo prestan. Siguiendo con los paralelismos habitacionales, viene a ser como carecer de casa propia pero poder contar con un piso turístico en cada ciudad que visitemos... incluso si cada miembro de la familia decide viajar por separado. Más o menos.

La idea es que en realidad nuestra web no estará en un único servidor, sino distribuida entre varios servidores interconectados. Esto permite adaptar los recursos a las necesidades de cada momento, por lo que es bueno absorbiendo picos repentinos de tráfico.

Esta opción permite ajustar más el precio, pues se paga sólo por los servicios que usemos y no por paquetes preestablecidos, pero aún así su precio es bastante elevado, y no son fáciles de gestionar.

Una última cosa a tener en cuenta...

Además de la tecnología que hay detrás de cada uno de estos alojamientos, a la hora de elegir una u otra oferta deberemos tener en cuenta qué nos ofrecen.

No porque un VPS sea una opción más avanzada que un alojamiento compartido significa necesariamente que cualquier oferta de VPS vaya a ofrecer más espacio en disco, más bases de datos o mayor volumen de transferencia de datos que una oferta de alojamiento compartido.

Deberemos tener en cuenta todas esas características (y varias más) a la hora de valorar cuál es la mejor opción para nuestra web.

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La noticia Alojamientos web: qué son y cuántas clases existen fue publicada originalmente en Genbeta por Marcos Merino .


          

Las mejores ofertas en software del Black Friday 2019

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Las mejores ofertas en software del Black Friday 2019

Por fin ha llegado el esperado día de las grandes rebajas, el Black Friday 2019 o viernes negro que, eso sí, parece haber dado paso más a una semana negra, y es que llevamos ya varios días con ofertas espectaculares y tentadoras.

En Genbeta, como siempre, os traemos desde hoy las mejores ofertas que encontremos respecto a los temas que solemos tratar: software de todo tipo y para todas las plataformas para escritorio y web. Esto es lo mejor que hemos encontrado.

Aplicaciones y servicios de software

Adobe
  • Como ya es habitual, Adobe ofrece hoy toda la suite de aplicaciones Creative Cloud a un precio de 36,29 euros al mes, un 40% de descuento respecto a su precio habitual, 60,49 euros. Puedes adquirir la suscripción aquí. Si te interesa contar con Adobe Stock, Adobe ha rebajado el pack con todas las aplicaciones a 72,58 euros al mes, desde el precio habitual de 96,78.

  • Para el día de hoy, en Amazon encontramos una licencia rebajada suelta de un año Adobe Photoshop por 149,99 euros, una rebaja importante sobre los 290,17 euros que suele costar en la web de Adobe y en la propia Amazon. De la misma forma, se puede comprar un año de Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC con 1 TB de almacenamiento por 79,99 euros. Su precio habitual es de 144,33 euros al año. A 99 euros, está Adobe Photoshop Elements. Adicionalmente, si comprar una cámara, un PC, un Mac, una tablet o un smartphone, Amazon ofrece 18 euros de descuento en la suscripción fotográfica, que incluye Photoshop y Lightroom.

  • En GoodOffer hay ofertas del 35% de descuento en el Black Friday, lo que hace que una licencia de Windows 10 Professional se quede a 12,83 euros, por ejemplo, mientrs que una de Office 365 de un año para cinco dispositivos se queda en 29,99 euros. Puedes verlas todas aquí.

  • Otro año más, 1Password ofrece una tarjeta de regalo de 125 dólares por 99 dólares, canjeable en sus servicios. Puedes adquirirla aquí.

  • Parallels Desktop 15 (macOS). Como cada año, la mejor aplicación para virtualizar Windows en macOS tiene un 20% de descuento, quedando a 63,99€. Se puede adquirir aquí.

  • Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer y Affinity Publisher (macOS y Windows): tres de las mejores alternativas a Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator e Indesign tienen un 30% de descuento en este Black Friday, quedando por separado en 38,99€, un gran precio teniendo en cuenta que se trata de pago único, no suscripción. Puedes adquirirlas aquí.

Pixelmator
  • Pixelmator Pro (macOS): uno de los mejores programas de edición de fotografías (y de los pocos que como Affinity siguen sin apostar por suscripciones) tiene un descuento del 25% y queda en la Mac App Store a 32,99 euros.

  • Unclutter (macOS): una aplicación recomendadísima por cómo permite gestionar el portapapeles, notas y los archivos que queramos desde cualquier parte del sistema. Tendrá un descuento del 50% a partir del día 28, quedando en 10 euros. Se puede adquirir desde la Mac App Store aquí.

  • Tweetbot 3. El cliente de Twitter que utilizo en mi día a día para seguir todas las ofertas está rebajado tres dólares, y queda a 6,99 dólares si se compra a través de su web. Puedes probarlo durante 15 días y devolverlo en 30 por si no te convence.

Antivirus

Bitdefender
  • Bitdefender: tal y como ocurrió el año pasado, Bitdefender ha puesto en oferta sus distintos antivirus con motivo del Black Friday. Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2019 baja a los 19,99 euros, Bitdefender Total Security 2019 se queda en 29,99 euros, con más de un 50% de descuento y Bitdefender Internet Security 2019 en 24,99 euros, con un descuento también superior a la mitad. A estos precio, anuales, se le puede sumar VPN por 29,99 euros adicionales (con 10 euros de descuento). Puedes adquirirlos aquí.

  • Panda: otro mítico antivirus que regresa con un gran descuento de un 60% en su suite de seguridad. En suscripciones anules, Essential se queda en 14 euros al año, Advanced en 18,80 euros al año, Complete en 28,40 euros al año y Premium (que incluye VPN) a 47,60 euros al año. Los distintos planes pueden ser adquiridos aquí.

Kaspersky
  • Kaspersky: otro de los grandes de la seguridad cuenta con un 30% de descuento en su Karspersky Total Security, que queda a 38,97 euros, mientras que Kaspersky Internet Security baja a 32,47 euros. Puedes adquirirlos aquí.

  • Norton es otro de los antivirus que recuerdo haber utilizado durante años y años en Windows. Hoy, en cuanto a licencias anuales, ofrece un 42% de descuento en Norton Antivirus Plus, que queda en 19,99 euros, un 57% en Norton 360 Estándar, que queda en 29,99 euros, un 61% de descuento en Norton 360 Deluxe, que queda en 34,99 euros, y un 60% de descuento en Norton 360 Premium, que queda en 39,99 euros al mes. Lo interesante es que de Norton 360 Estándar en adelante, la compañía ofrece VPN gratis. Puedes acceder a las ofertas aquí.

Streaming

Filmin

El Black Friday siempre es buena ocasión para renovar servicios de streaming, pues en muchos casos existen ofertas muy interesantes. Además de los cuatro meses de Amazon Music Unlimited que os dejamos en "Más ofertas", hemos encontrado otros dos servicios que tienen cuantiosos descuentos.

  • Filmin: el servicio por excelencia para los amantes del cine que ofrece uno de los catálogos más completos vuelve a ofrecer la suscripción anual por 60 euros. Un auténtico chollo si quieres ver el mejor cine de todas las épocas.

  • Tidal: si te interesa la música en su máxima calidad y alta resolución, esta es tu plataforma. Tidal ofrece su catálogo durante cuatro meses con una sola cuota 1,99 euros. Tidal suele ofrecer esta misma suscripción por 19.99 euros al mes.

  • Spotify: para nuevos clientes, el servicio de streaming musical por excelencia ofrece tres meses gratis de la suscripción premium a nuevos clientes.

Más ofertas

  • 3 meses de Amazon Kindle Unlimited por 29,97 euros gratis.
  • 4 meses de Amazon Music Unlimited por 0,99 euros.
  • 30 días de Amazon Prime gratis.

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Accounting, Auditing: Credentialed Tax Professional - CPA Enrolled Agent or Attorney - Seasonal Remote - Roy, Utah

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OverviewIf you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products.-- You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers.-- You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes.Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers-- Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculationsCreate high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparationUtilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday languageApply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiriesDocument customer interactionsQualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax CustomersHelp customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculationsApply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathyTax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customerUtilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customerDocument customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes----For internal use: tst ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: Credentialed Tax Expert - CPA - Salt Lake City, Utah

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Overview If you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products. You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers. You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes. Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculations Create high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparation Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday language Apply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiries Document customer interactions Qualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax Customers Help customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculations Apply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathy Tax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customer Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer Document customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes For internal use: tst ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: Credentialed Tax Expert - CPA, Enrolled Agent or Practicing Attorney - Seasonal Remote - Roy, Utah

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OverviewIf you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products.-- You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers.-- You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes.Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers-- Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculationsCreate high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparationUtilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday languageApply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiriesDocument customer interactionsQualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax CustomersHelp customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculationsApply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathyTax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customerUtilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customerDocument customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes----For internal use: tst ()
          

Professions: Operational Risk Consultant 5- Regulatory Relations and Compliance Risk - North Salt Lake, Utah

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Job Description Important Note: During the application process, ensure your contact information (email and phone number) is up to date and upload your current resume when submitting your application for consideration. To participate in some selection activities you will need to respond to an invitation. The invitation can be sent by both email and text message. In order to receive text message invitations, your profile must include a mobile phone number designated as "Personal Cell" or "Cellular" in the contact information of your application. At Wells Fargo, we want to satisfy our customers' financial needs and help them succeed financially. We're looking for talented people who will put our customers at the center of everything we do. Join our diverse and inclusive team where you'll feel valued and inspired to contribute your unique skills and experience. Help us build a better Wells Fargo. It all begins with outstanding talent. It all begins with you. Public Affairs brings together teams responsible for engaging with the company's stakeholders. This organization exists to support, strengthen and protect Wells Fargo's reputation by building trust and positive societal impact for all of our stakeholders. Teams within Public Affairs include: Corporate Communications, Corporate Philanthropy and Community Relations; Government Relations and Public Policy; Platform and Digital Services; Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility and Public Affairs Chief Operating Office. The team partners with internal functional areas that focus on key stakeholders including HR, Marketing, Legal, and Regulatory Relations, to develop and execute on a holistic Public Affairs The Role Responsible for identifying and assessing compliance risks, in coordination with the Public Affairs (PA) functions. Assists with facilitating interactions with Regulatory Relations, Compliance, and Wells Fargo Audit Services (WFAS). Provides input into the PA strategic plan to cover material compliance risk activities needing to be addressed. Assists with the implementation of corporate policies across PA functions. Coordinates and supports control effectiveness assurance across compliance processes. Consults with business to develop corrective action plans. Monitors the remediation of compliance risk issues in an effective and timely manner. Provides input and ensures proper execution of compliance procedures established by the PA Risk Operations Control team and IRM governance. Evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of policies, procedures, processes, systems and internal controls; analyzes business and/or system changes to determine impact, identifies and assesses compliance risk issues. The Candidate This is an exciting opportunity for a Compliance Risk professional to join the PA Control Executive team and play a significant role in the newly established PA Regulatory Relations and Audit Coordination team. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player that has expertise in regulatory compliance and risk management, is a self-starter who is accustom to working in complex organizations with a diverse group of stakeholders, and someone who is able to initiate action and manage change in a fast paced environment ensuring all deliverables are met. They will also have a demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong credible relationships with key Public Affairs groups including Public Affairs Leaders, Control teams, Independent Risk Management (IRM) and WFAS. Specific Responsibilities: --- Complete program analysis against compliance requirements, identify deficiencies, recommend and implement solutions --- Reinforce compliance requirements via inspection, exception reporting, and credible challenge, reporting results regularly to senior management --- Conduct root cause analysis of identified issues to ensure business solutions are compliant with not only current regulations and policies, but also focus on sustainable and repeatable processes --- Promote a strong risk culture, cultivate relationships and foster a team orientation with PA business partners, PA Control team, independent risk management, and WFAS --- Focus on the details of an issue or task while keeping the big picture in mind --- Proactively create new guidance and/or guardrails in areas where there is no roadmap, rules or previous foundation to rely upon --- Adaptable to a dynamic and quickly changing, fast placed work environment where priorities or focus may need to shift frequently --- Assist with establishing and assuring execution of applicable risk programs including but not limited to: - Compliance Program - Regulatory Relations - Financial Crimes and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) - Conduct Risk Preferred Locations: Charlotte, NC; Minneapolis, MN; Raleigh, NC. May consider other Wells Fargo locations: Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX; Des Moines, IA; Englewood, CO; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Salt Lake City, UT; St. Louis, MO; San Antonio, TX Please note: Based on the volume of applications received, this job posting may be removed prior to the indicated close date. If you do not apply prior to the closing of this posting, we encourage you to apply for other opportunities with Wells Fargo Required Qualifications --- 10+ years of experience in compliance, operational risk management (includes audit, legal, credit risk, market risk, or the management of a process or business with accountability for compliance or operational risk), or a combination of both; or 10+ years of IT systems security, business process management or financial services industry experience, of which 5+ years must include direct experience in compliance, operational risk management, or a combination of both Desired Qualifications --- Advanced Microsoft Office skills --- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills --- Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy --- Ability to interact with all levels of an organization Other Desired Qualifications --- 5+ years of experience managing risk and/or compliance management programs --- Regulatory compliance experience and subject matter expertise in areas such as financial crimes risk and conduct risk --- Experience working with regulators (i.e. OCC, FRB, CFPB, FINRA) and regulatory deliverables --- Professional certifications (e.g. CRCM, CCEP, CAMS) --- Demonstrated strong control and governance skills --- Demonstrated ability to evaluate complex programs and initiatives and provide credible challenge to opportunities and concerns --- Ability to navigate within complexity of matrix organization such as Well Fargo risk culture --- Deep technical understanding of specific business operations, processes, products, and customer interactions and where they manifest risk. --- Strong interpersonal, influencing, and communications skills with an ability to interact effectively with stakeholders and regulators, to include virtual, matrixed leadership experience and the ability to effectively manage and build relationships within the business and enterprise Risk function. --- Demonstrated leadership ability that embodies the Wells Fargo Vision and Values and leadership competencies. --- Ethical integrity and demonstrated ability to assess and determine when to raise concerns and escalate. --- Strong analytical ability used to identify risks and confidently raise issues, escalate early and engage in constructive credible challenge and will do so independently when necessary. --- Proven ability to proactively manage and resolve conflict and effectively defend decisions with objective rationale. --- Demonstrated ability to solve problems and analyze issues when you collect data from multiple sources and know how to ask the right questions to obtain the information needed to size up a situation properly. Job Expectations --- Ability to travel up to 10% of the time Street Address NC-Charlotte: 301 S Tryon St - Charlotte, NC MN-Minneapolis: 550 South 4th St - Minneapolis, MN NC-Raleigh: 1100 Corporate Center Dr - Raleigh, NC GA-Atlanta: 1100 Abernathy Road - Atlanta, GA TX-DAL-Downtown Dallas: 1445 Ross Ave - Dallas, TX IA-Des Moines: 800 Walnut St - Des Moines, IA AZ-PHX-Central Phoenix: 100 W Washington St - Phoenix, AZ OR-Portland: 1300 Sw 5th Ave - Portland, OR UT-Salt Lake City: 1095 E 2100 S - Salt Lake City, UT MO-Saint Louis: 1 N Jefferson Ave - Saint Louis, MO TX-San Antonio: 4101 Wiseman Blvd - San Antonio, TX CO-Englewood: 9780 S Meridian Blvd - Englewood, CO Disclaimer All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women. Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. ()
          

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UPDATE: IT Services Now Available - Weds., 11/27

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November 27, 2019

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IT services are now available following some early morning interruptions. To report an issue, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu



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UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) has identified some limited service interruptions on Wednesday, November 27, starting at approximately 4 a.m.  Microsoft Exchange email and calendaring, Moodle, Virtual Private Networking (VPN), and other services may be intermittently unavailable. We are working to resolve these issues as soon as possible. To report an issue, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or it@umass.edu


          

FaceWidgets blends on-face switches with the VR world

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When using a virtual reality (VR) system, you may need to flip a switch, touch a button, etc., which can be represented by a carefully coordinated series of pixels in front of your eyes. As a physical alternative — or augmentation — researchers at the National Chiao Tung University in Hsinchu, Taiwan have developed a […]
          

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Where’s The Talent? Finding Claims Professionals In A Candidate-Driven Market

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The insurance industry is continuing to face a candidate-driven labor market. The overall U.S. unemployment rate reached a near half-century low this year, holding steady at around 3.7 percent. Unemployment in the insurance industry is virtually nonexistent, at 1.6 percent in July. However, insurers continue to add jobs. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, finance and insurance has seen an average of nearly 284,000 job openings throughout the past 12 months. The recent “2019 Q3 U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study,” conducted by The Jacobson Group and Aon plc, also highlights continued employment growth. According to the study, 62 percent of insurers and 57 percent of property and casualty insurers plan to increase their staff sizes in the next 12 months. This is comparable to the 63 percent of both total insurers and property and casualty insurers who indicated plans to increase staff in the July 2018 iteration of the study.
          

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Red Bull Gaming Ground Pop Up de 14 de dezembro a 6 de janeiro

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Lisboa é o palco a primeira edição do Red Bull Gaming Ground Pop Up entre os dias 14 de dezembro e 6 de janeiro, com o Estúdio Time Out, situado no interior do Time Out Market, no Cais do Sodré, a transformar-se para receber os entusiastas do mundo do gaming e esports. A entrada é livre e não vão faltar motivos para uma visita, seja só pela experiência ou para participar nos torneios que integram a programação.

 

Com a chegada do tempo frio e da chuva, Lisboa vai aquecer com a primeira edição do Red Bull Gaming Ground Pop Up. Transformando por completo o Estúdio Time Out no primeiro andar do Time Out Market, situado bem no centro da capital no Cais do Sodré, o evento decorre entre os dias 14 de dezembro e 6 de janeiro.

 

A entrada é livre e a participação está aberta aos maiores de 16 anos, seja numa perspetiva de uma primeira experiência ou para lutar pelos lugares cimeiros nas competições que integram a vasta programação. Ao longo de 24 dias, num horário alargado entre as 14 e as 22 horas, haverá espaço para uma enorme variedade de propostas, dos jogos de futebol virtual aos jogos de combate, passando ainda pelo FPS, Battle Royale, MOBA e Mobile Gaming.

 

Para além da vertente de gaming “livre”, a competição terá um espaço próprio. Neste campo, destaque para os qualificadores offline e final da segunda temporada portuguesa de Red Bull M.E.O. (mobile gaming), que apura os campeões do ano de Clash Royale e Hearthstone com a consequente qualificação para a Final Mundial, que decorre em fevereiro do próximo ano.

 

Destaque ainda para a presença no Red Bull Gaming Ground Pop Up de atletas de topo de esports, como é o caso de Ricardo “Fox” Pacheco, criando assim uma oportunidade única para o público através de sessões de streaming ao vivo, competição de assinatura e workshops.

 

DESTAQUES NA AGENDA:

 

Dia 17 DEZ. – FPF eSports, com Estágio da Selecção Nacional de Futebol Virtual

Dia 21 DEZ. – OMEN Challenge Magic: The Gathering Arena

Dia 27, 28 e 29 DEZ. – Red Bull M.E.O.

Dia 3, 4 e 5 JAN. – Red Bull Athlete Weekend com Ricardo “fox” Pacheco

 

O Red Bull Gaming Ground Pop Up acontece no Estúdio Time Out dentro do Time Out Market, conta com o apoio do MOCHE e está equipado com computadores e periféricos OMEN by HP, consolas Playstation 4 e cadeiras Noblechairs.

 

 

 

 


          

CISET 4x4 Mijas/Malaga 2019 - Domínio Português em Terras Espanholas

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Pelo segundo ano consecutivo, o CHALLENGE IBÉRICO SUPER EXTREME TRIAL 4X4 viajou até ao sul de Espanha, mais propriamente a Mijas (Málaga) para a festa de encerramento de mais uma espetacular temporada.  Organizado pelo Clube Zapatito 4x4, o CISET 4x4 MIJAS/MALAGA 2019 foi simultaneamente a ultima prova do Campeonato Extremo 4x4 - o campeonato Espanhol congénere do CISET 4x4 recebendo assim a designação oficial de II EXTREMO MIJAS e sendo pontuável para ambas as competições.
 

O II EXTREMO MIJAS 4X4 teve lugar nos dias 23 e 24 de Novembro, levando até à Costa do Sol mais de 4 dezenas de participantes de toda a Península e de várias nacionalidades. Do total de inscritos sensivelmente um quarto eram Portugueses, deixando assim os Espanhóis ficar em larga maioria e com fundadas expectativas na obtenção de boas classificações.
 

A organização manteve a prova no mesmo local utilizado no ano passado, mais exatamente na simpática vila de La Calla de Mijas, conhecida pela sua praia e totalmente vocacionada para o turismo. Esta opção permitiu ao Team Zapatito 4x4 uma evolução a nível organizativo, oferecendo melhores condições não só ao publico como também aos participantes, inclusivamente em termos de alojamento através da parceira com o VIK Grand Hotel, uma unidade hoteleira localizada na praia da Calla de Mijas.

Sendo antecedido por uma semana de chuva intensa que complicou o trabalho de preparação do evento, o II EXTREMO MIJAS 4x4 teve no entanto a bênção do clima, que propiciou dois fantásticos dias de sol e temperaturas amenas que permitiram a realização da corrida nas melhores condições possíveis e facilitaram a comparência de vários milhares de espetadores ao longo do fim de semana.

Em termos de programa tudo começou na manhã de sábado, com as verificações técnicas e administrativas a terem lugar sob a supervisão da FAA - Federação Andaluza de Automobilismo, seguindo-se depois a meio da tarde o habitual briefing geral do evento que contou com a presença de organizadores, participantes, imprensa e autoridades locais.  Quanto á competição propriamente dita arrancou apenas ao cair da noite, com a realização de um prólogo com 30 minutos de duração para cada uma das classes participantes no qual os pilotos procuraram obter o melhor tempo possível para a formação da grelha de partida dos setores de resistência.  
 
 No domingo disputaram-se os referidos setores de resistência, com  a Classe Super Proto a abrir as hostilidades, seguindo-se depois a Classe Proto, a Promoção e finalmente a Classe FUN.
 

 
À medida que a modalidade vai crescendo e evoluindo em Espanha, também o nível dos participantes e das suas viaturas mais aumentando, pelo que a diferença entre Portugueses e Espanhóis é cada vez menor sobretudo na Classe Super Proto que é onde podemos encontrar as melhores e mais espetaculares máquinas desta competição.  
 
 

Com 6 participantes inscritos face a apenas 3 oriundos de Portugal, os locais tinham uma vantagem teórica, que pareceu confirmar-se no prólogo onde Jose Quintanero Galvez (Team Quintaxtrem) averbou o melhor tempo na frente dos Portugueses
 
 
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o e de Miguel Marques (MM3018/Americana) em terceiro.

Porém no prólogo a maior dificuldade foi mesmo o escuro da noite, já que os verdadeiros obstáculos estavam reservados para o setor de resistência, e foi aqui que tudo se decidiu a favor dos Portugueses, mais experientes e habituados ás dificuldades.

Uma zona em particular foi bastante nefasta para as aspirações de várias equipas, causando enormes dificuldades a diversas equipas, incluindo capotanços e avarias.  

À medida que o tempo foi passando, António Henriques (Mister Reboques) foi começando a ganhar vantagem face aos demais, conseguindo manter-se a salvo de problemas de maior e tendo inclusivamente tempo para ajudar outras equipas.  Com 12 voltas realizadas foi um justo vencedor não só do setor de resistência como da corrida depois da recuperação que fez desde o sétimo lugar obtido no prólogo.  

Em segundo lugar na resistência com 10 voltas realizadas ficou Miguel Marques, que terminaria a corrida também neste lugar.  

Finalmente a fechar o pódio da classe Super Proto ficou o Madeirense Adriano Santos também ele com 10 voltas realizadas.  Poderia ter até ter ido um pouco mais longe, eventualmente ter lutado pela vitória até final, mas o principal obstáculo da corrida também causou alguns embaraços ao piloto do ASH Team que se viu de cabeça para baixo durante algum tempo.
 


 
À semelhança da Classe Super Proto, também na Classe Proto as equipas Portuguesas evidenciaram uma maior eficácia e resistência terminando a corrida a ocupar todos os lugares do pódio.

Nos “Protos”, a lista de inscritos era repartida 50% para os Portugueses, 50% para os Espanhóis. 
 
 
Motivados e com muita expetativa num bom resultado, as equipas Espanholas entraram na corrida literalmente a fundo com Pedro España da equipa MJ Neumaticos a obter a melhor volta no prólogo com 2m17s.
 

Ângelo Tiago (Team Helder Tiago)  foi o melhor Português no prólogo, terminando em segundo lugar a 6 segundos do mais rápido.  
 
 
Em terceiro lugar ficava outro piloto Espanhol, neste caso Jose Morales da equipa Moralextrem com 2m27s.

Nas duas horas da resistência disputadas no domingo a classificação sofreu uma reviravolta completa, com todas as equipas do pódio provisório a afundarem-se na classificação devido a problemas, ao mesmo tempo que outros ascendiam ao comando.

Melhor que os demais e com uma confortável margem foi Bruno Bastos, que com 15 voltas cumpridas vencia a corrida com 2 voltas de avanço sobre o segundo classificado  Domingos Dinis (Team Alçapoes.pt).   Também com 13 voltas realizadas, mas um pouco mais lento terminou Guido Gomes (Team Eco AGB Park) conquistando assim o terceiro lugar.  

Estes três pilotos preencheram o segundo pódio integralmente Português.  Uma vez mais o principal elemento diferenciador foi a experiencia das equipas Portuguesas,  que com uma abordagem mais cautelosa foram conseguindo transpor os obstáculos e manterem-se a salvo dos problemas que foram afetando os rivais Espanhóis.
 

 
A classe Promoção foi a que mais participantes apresentou em Mijas,  com um total de 13 participantes, 11 dos quais Espanhóis ao passo que Portugueses apenas participaram 2.

Porém era do lado dos Lusitanos que se encontrava o principal favorito á vitória, era ele Emanuel Luz do Team Repower 4x4, que acompanhado de Marco Mateus se apresentava em Mijas com o seu já conhecido Toyota cor de laranja.    

Eventualmente o mais bem preparado para fazer face a Emanuel Luz seria Manuel Fitz (Team Zapatito 4x4), que apesar de ser o organizador da prova Espanhola, participava numa situação em que pontuaria apenas para o CISET 4x4 e não para o CAEX .   Manuel Fitz seria o melhor no prólogo, sete segundo mais rápido que o piloto do team Repower que terminava em segundo.  

Luis Blanco da equipa Luis Extremo terminava o primeiro dia em terceiro lugar, a uns escassos três segundos do Emanuel Luz.

Na resistência disputada no domingo Manuel Fitz ainda lutou pelos melhores lugares durante algum tempo, mas viria a sucumbir uma vez mais devido a problemas mecânicos. 

Emanuel Luz, sem oposição à altura voltou uma vez mais à sua tática já habitual, de ganhar uma distância confortável e depois gerir a corrida evitando problemas e dando espetáculo sempre que possível.  Terminou a resistência com 13 voltas, mais duas que Carlos Oliveira (Equipa O Cantinho/MM6018) o outro Português inscrito nesta classe e que terminava assim em segundo.

Alejandro Ruiz Romero da equipa Mitsu Power Team foi o melhor Espanhol e aquele que mais se conseguiu aproximar dos Portugueses, dando 9 voltas á pista durante a resistência.
 
 

A classificação final da Classe Promoção (Extremo no CAEX) foi no entanto um pouco diferente da classificação da resistência, com Emanuel Luz a conseguir mais uma vitória para o seu já rico palmarés,
 
 
Carlos Oliveira em segundo. 
 
 
Porém, apesar dos problemas na resistência, Manuel Fitz conseguiu ficar classificado em terceiro, na frente de Alejandro Ruiz Romero que ficou em quarto. 
 
Na lista de inscritos da classe Promoção figuravam 12 inscritos, dos quais 11 eram Espanhóis e apenas um era Português.  Esta era assim a segunda classe mais participada e viria a ser uma das mais animadas desta ultima ronda do CAEX e do CISET 4x4.

O Suzuki Samurai do Team Chuki Power conduzido por Alejandro Jimena viria a ser o mais rápido no curto prólogo noturno, terminando na frente de um outro Suzuki Samurai conduzido por José Nadales do Nono Team.  
 
O terceiro classificado neste setor de abertura viria a ser Francisco Alvarez do Team Transfer 4x4.

Na resistência seriam as mesmos três equipas a ocupar o pódio, porem as posições viriam a ser distintas pois ao passo que o Team Chuki Power descia a terceiro, o Nono Team subia para primeiro e o Team Transfer 4x4 subia para segundo.
 
 

A classificação final da classe FUN no II Extremo Mijas 4x4 ficaria ordenada tal como na prova de resistência, com José Nadales (Nono Team) a ser o vencedor,
 
 
na frente de Francisco Alvarez (Team Transfer 4x4) em segundo lugar
 
 
e de Alejandro Jimena (Team Chuki Power) em terceiro.

Quanto a Portugueses, apenas Helder Rosa (Team Clinica Auto) participou nesta classe, e tendo terminado em quinto depois de alguns problemas que sentiu na prova de resistência. 
 

 
Manuel Fitz, o grande responsável por esta prova, comentou no final que : "Novamente o II EXTREMO MIJAS 4x4 superou todas as expectativas. Tivemos 42 equipas de toda a Espanha e Portugal.  E tivemos uma assistência de publico que superou as 4000 pessoas."
 

Quando ao decorrer da prova acrescetou que: "Foi um exito em todos os aspectos. O circuito estava muito duro para todas as classes, com destaque para os Super Proto. Porem prevaleceu o espirito de companheirismo, com varias equipas a ajudarem-se umas ás outras para superar as zonas mais complicadas.  Todas as classes deram um grande espetaculo."

Luis Pirralho, director do CISET 4x4, também presente em Espanha dizia que: “Face a 2018 tivemos aqui uma grande melhoria em quase todos os aspetos.  A organização está de parabéns com o trabalho feito,  e espero que seus os parceiros continuem a apoiar este clube e o CAEX para que a modalidade continue a crescer em Espanha.” 

Quanto á prova tivemos uma excelente lista de inscritos, que deram um verdadeiro espetáculo nesta pista.  É verdade que tinha zonas muito complicadas, mas que acabaram por se revelar os pontos mais interessantes do circuito.   Sendo o CISET 4x4 uma competição Ibérica, na minha posição interessa-me sobretudo que ganhe o melhor, que se divirtam e que proporcionem um bom espetáculo a quem vem assistir ás corridas, mas tenho que confessar algum orgulho para com as equipas Portuguesas que dominaram em absoluto esta prova apesar de estarem em minoria.” 

O CISET 4X4 MIJAS/MALAGA 2019 foi organizado pelo CLUBE ZAPATITO 4X4
 
O CISET 4X4 2019 é organizado pela APTE - Associação Portuguesa de Trial Extremo, e promovido pela  X-Adventure.

Esta competição é disputada ao tanto das normas da FPAK – Federação Portuguesa de Automobilismo em Karting como da FAA – Federação Andaluza de Automobilismo,

Como principais parceiros o CHALLENGE IBÉRICO SUPER EXTREME TRIAL 4X4 tem a honra de ter: Euro 4x4 Parts, Tractomoz SA, Helder Tiago – Oficinas, Veicomer, Vulcanizadora Fragoso, BF Automóveis, Father Motorsport , Todoterreno.pt,  Rally-Raid Network, Skin Ovelha, TR4 Digital, Codigo 4x4 e Virtual Clube TT.
 

 


          

Luzes, fogo de artifício e Gisela João abrem quadra natalícia em Matosinhos

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A Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos assinala o início das comemorações da quadra natalícia no concelho já esta sexta-feira.

 

A partir das 18h00, mais de 30 ruas e locais em todo o território ganharão uma nova cor e brilho graças às iluminações de Natal, num investimento da autarquia que pretende dinamizar o comércio tradicional nesta época do ano.

 

Mais uma vez, caberá à Presidente da Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos, Luísa Salgueiro, a tarefa de acender as iluminações de Natal, numa cerimónia que terá lugar em frente ao edifício dos Paços do Concelho.

 

No local estará montada uma estrutura inovadora de iluminação natalícia, dinâmica, que proporcionará diariamente grandes espetáculos de luz, cor e som, com cerca de 200 mil pontos luminosos.

 

Haverá ainda um espetáculo de fogo-de-artifício, seguido de um grande concerto de Gisela João. Previsto inicialmente para o coreto do Jardim Basílio Teles, o espetáculo da fadista terá lugar no Salão Nobre dos Paços do Concelho, pelas 18h30, em virtude das condições meteorológicas previstas.

 

Também na sexta-feira abrem as portas da FAMA - Feira de Artesanato de Matosinhos, no Jardim Basílio Teles. Organizada pela associação Andarte, com o apoio da Câmara Municipal, a FAMA apresenta este ano cerca de 80 expositores com artesanato para todos os gostos, iguarias que vão dos queijos, aos doces e aos enchidos. Uma excelente oportunidade com inúmeras sugestões para as compras de Natal deste ano.

 

A abertura da quadra natalícia não se fica por aqui. O primeiro fim de semana promete muita animação. Destaque para a viagem à terra do Pai Natal, o teatro de bebés “A Rena Constipada”, o bailado “Aladino”, a Parada de Natal, o Desfile de Pais Natal, os Mercadinhos de Natal ou o concerto da Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos.

 

Consulte o programa para o primeiro fim-de-semana de dezembro:

 

sexta-feira, 29 de novembro

 

Exposição “As famílias de Augusto Gomes”

Museu da Quinta de Santiago

Até 23 de fevereiro

 

Feira do Livro Municipal

Museu da Quinta de Santiago e Galeria Municipal

Até 29 de dezembro

 

Viagem à Terra do Pai Natal!

Viagem virtual em trenó

11h00 às 13h00- 14h00 às 19h00

Edifício “Antiga Câmara” - Rua de Brito Capelo, 223

Até 6 de janeiro

 

Feira de Artesanato de Matosinhos- FAMA

Parque Basílio Teles

Domingo a quinta-feira, das 10h00 às 19h30

Sexta-feira e sábado, das 10h00 às 23h00

Até 23 de dezembro

 

Inauguração das Iluminações de Natal

Espetáculo de luz e som e fogo de artifício

Em frente ao edifício da Câmara Municipal

Todos os dias, às 17h30, 18h30, 19h30 e 21h30. Às sextas e sábados também às 22h30.

 

Concerto de Gisela João

Salão Nobre dos Paços do Concelho (em virtude da previsão das condições meteorológicas)

18h30

 

Sábado, 30 de novembro

 

Mercado Doce Mercado

Oficina de contos e cozinha criativa por Saphir Cristal

Mercado Municipal de Matosinhos

10h00/13h00

 

Parada de Natal

Câmara Municipal, Rua de Brito Capelo, Mercado Municipal de Matosinhos.

11h30- 13h00

 

A Rena Constipada

Teatro para bebés

Teatro Municipal de Matosinhos Constantino Nery

16h30

 

Concerto de Música Antiga

Igreja Paroquial de Custóias

21h15

 

Banda Filarmónica de Matosinhos-Leça

Salão Paroquial de Santa Cruz do Bispo

21h30

 

Domingo, 1 de dezembro

 

Tesouros para “recontar”

Hora do Conto, Oficina de criatividade e visita guiada

Biblioteca Municipal Florbela Espanca e instituições do concelho

Até 31 de dezembro

 

Mercadinhos de Natal

S. Mamede de Infesta- Rua da Antiga Junta de Freguesia

Até 22 de dezembro

 

Mercadinhos de Natal

Senhora da Hora- Parque das Sete Bicas/ Rua da Antiga Junta de Freguesia

 

 A Rena Constipada

Teatro para bebés

Teatro Municipal de Matosinhos Constantino Nery

11h00

 

Domingo de Famílias

Espaço Irene Vilar, Museu da Quinta de Santiago

15h00/17h00

 

Animação de Natal- Excerto do bailado “Aladino”

Ballet Art

Junto à Câmara Municipal

16h30

 

Desfile de Pais Natal

S. Mamede de Infesta (saída do Largo da Ermida e chegada à Igreja Matriz)

17h00

 

Orquestra Jazz de Matosinhos

Cripta da Igreja da Senhora da Hora

21h30

 

 


          

My virtual reality

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Tanya lives with dermatomyositis (a rare disease that causes muscle weakness) and although it hasn’t been formally diagnosed, agoraphobia.

It’s mid-morning and while downing a cup of coffee I run through my schedule for the day. It’s a Friday, so it’s set to be a busy one.

At 6pm, I’m off to Channel 5 to watch Neighbours. 6.30 and it’s a hop-skip-and-a-jump to Channel 4 in time for Hollyoaks. At 7 I’ll swing by ITV to catch up with Emmerdale and Corrie and round the evening off with the BBC and EastEnders. You see, I’m only in my 30s, but the closest I get to a social life these days is watching repeats of Friends and panel shows.

As of writing, I last made it past my front door on 12th April 2010. That’s not a typo. I haven’t hit the wrong key. I really haven’t left the house in 9 years. The last time I reached the front gate, Gordon Brown was still Prime Minister and Kate Middleton was more than a year away from becoming Duchess of Cambridge. It’s led to an isolation that I really can’t put into words. Time just stands still.

I live alone. I don’t have much in the way of family and the only friends I have are avatar pictures and words on a screen. I discovered years ago that there’s only so many times you can cancel on people before they just stop bothering.

It wasn’t always this way. In my younger years I travelled, I had a vibrant social life, I moved across the country on a whim. A quiet night in wasn’t a phrase found in my vocabulary. But as my health deteriorated, the time between outings grew longer. Days turned into weeks, weeks into months and months into years. 9 and a half years to be exact.

Now, I’m in a cage of my own making and some days, the silence can be deafening and even on the rare occasion that someone pops in, I find that after 9 and a half years of hiding in my house, I have absolutely nothing interesting to say.

An open laptop covered in stickers

I’ve learned things about myself though and I’ve learned a lot about the people around me. It was slow at first – a glacial slide towards becoming a social recluse. My more active friends dropped off when I couldn’t keep up. I remember discovering they’d blocked me from seeing photos of their adventures on Facebook and being told it was because they didn’t want me to ‘feel bad’. They obviously meant well but when I began to spend more of my days in bed, I looked on social media as my window to the world, living vicariously through friends who’d shared the same goals as me. Being suddenly shut out of people’s lives was far worse than having to jealously scroll through photos of my friends posing at Chichén Itzá.

Most tips for tackling isolation talk about getting out there, finding groups with similar interests and slowly making friends who can understand and accommodate your circumstances. I have no doubt that works for some, but unless there’s a book club that just happens to regularly congregate on my welcome mat, that’s never going to happen. My ways of coping are much less ambitious and I owe it all to the Internet. You can argue that the internet has done irreparable damage to society, but for me it’s been a lifeline. It’s enabled me to keep in touch with the few friends who stuck around and opened me up to a world of others. I’m part of a few different online communities where I’ve met friends from all walks of life. Some I share interests with (there are fan groups online for just about everything!) Some share my disability, and others are people also stuck at home or facing isolation and loneliness in other ways.

I could never call my situation ideal, but accepting that (for now at least) my support network is ‘virtual’ and that it’s okay to call people I’ve never met in person my friends, has made a huge difference to how isolated I feel. It also means that when I really need to talk, or I’m feeling terribly alone, whatever the time, help is just a few clicks away – and I think that’s pretty great.

Have you found friends online? How often do you find yourself alone? What tips would you give to cope with loneliness and isolation?


          

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I feel you, Jim. I think back to the night I mentioned to my then Wife that we needed better lighting as I handed her the TV Guide. I was 45 and her response was that the lighting was fine and what I needed was reading glasses. Fifteen years later after the agency I worked for went bust I faced my age with dozens of rejections over a couple of years until it dawned on me that it was not my talent holding me back but my age. The perception is that age drains our ability to think. I was deeply depressed by that thought. Then my Wife passed and it got worse. Until the day a few years ago when I decided to give myself the birthday present of a new bow tie. It was something She used to do for me. Well I was blown away by the price. $120.00 for a bow tie made in China. What the hell! I set out to learn how to sew and make my own bow ties. I learned the history and further discovered that virtually every bow tie sold in America is made in one Provence in China. After finally creating a tie I felt good enough to wear in public I got the surprise of my life when a gentleman stopped me on Fifth Avenue, commented on my tie and asked where he might buy one like it. The concept of Bowsnouveau was born in that moment. Your confession is a reminder that our age, I am now 73, is not a deterrent but a time to pivot.
          

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IT / Software / Systems: Technical Support Representative - Kennewick, Washington

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Job Description Our Technical Support Advisors provide support to resolve customer technology problems through a series of trouble shooting activities in a virtual call center environment. Common solutions include resolving username and password problems, data sharing & synchronization, uninstalling/reinstalling basic software applications, verifying proper hardware and software configuration and set up, power cycling devices, navigating customers through application menus, and troubleshooting email issues. This is a performance based organization where all calls are recorded, monitored, and reviewed on a daily basis. You will be responsible for support of Computers and Operating Systems, tablets, MP3 players and other technical devices. Perks of joining KellyConnect: Paid training at $12-$14/hr After 90 days Advisors are eligible for a one-time $500 tenure bonus Advisor earning potential of $15-$17/hr Explosive growth opportunities into departments such as Leadership, Quality Assurance, and Training Duties and Tasks/Essential Functions: Interact with customers in response to inquiries, concerns, and requests about products and services Gather customer/product information and determine the issue by analyzing the symptoms Diagnose and resolve technical issues involving internet connectivity, email, application downloads, and more Research using available resources, including article database systems Complete required training to stay current with system information, changes, and updates Participate in frequent 1:1/classroom video coaching sessions with leadership Exemplary attendance and punctuality Requirements Qualifications: Proper phone etiquette, including using client verbiage and positive positioning Ability to speak and type clearly and accurately, using proper grammar Ability to multitask between customer calls and logging of case notes Maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure, job ambiguity, escalated customer calls); handling stress in a manner that is acceptable to the organization Skilled at responding to multiple chat conversations simultaneously, including messages from your team, leadership, and support groups, like Quality Assurance Experience with mobile devices (mp3 players, tablets, smartphones) Ability to adjust to constantly-changing technology, processes, and team structures Openness to constructive coaching and ability to implement performance objectives Ability to empathize with customers Willingness to work evenings, weekends, and holidays High School Diploma required Candidates must be 18 years or older Minimum 6 months call center experience required Must provide phone and internet services and quiet work environment, as the position is virtual #KellyConnect Why KellyConnect--?Each year, we find work for nearly 23,000 call center employees. We offer temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire roles for both traditional office and home-based assignments. Our connections, from small- and mid-sized companies to 90 of the Fortune 100, can open your job search to a new world of opportunities. You get a more flexible careeryour waychoosing the positions you want, when and where you want to go, and always for competitive pay.About Kelly--At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world. Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. ()
          

Legal: Credentialed Tax Expert - CPA, Enrolled Agent or Practicing Attorney - - Kennewick, Washington

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Overview If you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products. You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers. You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes. Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculations Create high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparation Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday language Apply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiries Document customer interactions Qualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax Customers Help customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculations Apply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathy Tax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customer Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer Document customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes For internal use: tst ()
          

Legal: Credentialed Tax Professional - CPA Enrolled Agent or Attorney - Seasonal Remote - Kennewick, Washington

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OverviewIf you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products.-- You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers.-- You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes.Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers-- Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculationsCreate high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparationUtilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday languageApply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiriesDocument customer interactionsQualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax CustomersHelp customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculationsApply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathyTax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customerUtilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customerDocument customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes----For internal use: tst ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: Credentialed Tax Professional - CPA, Enrolled Agent or Attorney - Remo - Kennewick, Washington

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Overview If you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products. You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers. You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes. Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculations Create high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparation Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday language Apply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiries Document customer interactions Qualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax Customers Help customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculations Apply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathy Tax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customer Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer Document customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes For internal use: tst ()
          

Sales: Credentialed Virtual Tax Professional - CPA, Enrolled Agent or Attorne - Kennewick, Washington

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Overview If you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products. You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers. You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes. Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculations Create high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparation Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday language Apply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiries Document customer interactions Qualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax Customers Help customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculations Apply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathy Tax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customer Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer Document customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes For internal use: tst ()
          

Sales: Credentialed Tax Advisor - CPA, Enrolled Agent or Attorney - Kennewick, Washington

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Overview If you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products. You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers. You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes. Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculations Create high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparation Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday language Apply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiries Document customer interactions Qualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax Customers Help customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculations Apply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathy Tax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customer Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer Document customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes For internal use: tst ()
          

Accounting, Auditing: Credentialed Tax Expert - CPA - Kennewick, Washington

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Overview If you are a highly motivated individual with an active credential (CPA/EA/Practicing Attorney) and excellent communication skills, we need you to help our customers complete their taxes using Intuit TurboTax products. You will advance our goal of "Powering Prosperity Around the World" by providing expert guidance and explanations of tax and technical terms to our customers. You will also play an important role in our effort to enhance our brand by delighting our customers and empowering them to prepare their taxes. Responsibilities This is a seasonal, virtual, customer-facing role; you will be using our state of the art video communication software (SmartLook) to interact with customers Help TurboTax customers who are working on their tax return with 1) tax advice, including return preparation and signature when required, 2) product/software inquiries, and 3) tax calculations Create high quality customer interactions and experiences that instill confidence using deep customer empathy, and your deep knowledge and expertise in the field of tax preparation Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources, and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer using everyday language Apply defined practices, procedures, and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve tax advice and preparation customer inquiries Document customer interactions Qualifications This is a seasonal customer facing position providing Tax Advice, Tax Return Review and Preparation for Individual Federal and State tax returns for TurboTax Customers Help customers as they work on their tax return with tax advice, return preparation (including signature as needed), product/software inquiries, and tax calculations Apply defined practices, procedures and company policies to troubleshoot and resolve customer tax questions and preparation of returns. High quality interactions with customers utilizing strong written and verbal skills as well as deep customer empathy Tax returns prepared, signed and delivered to customer Utilize and leverage government websites, professional resources and team expertise to seek out and deliver the right answer to the customer Document customer interactions Represent the Intuit TurboTax brand and spirit by demonstrating empathy for the customer, empowering and partnering with the customer, personalizing the experience, and providing them the confidence that they can do their own taxes For internal use: tst ()
          

Price Drop: Passot (Games)

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Passot 1.1


Device: iOS Universal
Category: Games
Price: $3.99 -> Free, Version: 1.1 (iTunes)

Description:

Moving ,aiming, timing are the keys. Passot is an addictive arcade game where you have to pass the ball to the next point by aiming and shooting the ball at walls and blocks by avoiding the obstacles.

*SUPER MOVE Moves the ball quickly and lets aim the shots perfectly.

*SUPER FREEZ Freezes the time, it lets you take time and aim the shots.

Different block abilities and properties

The blocks are of various types:

* ENEMY BLOCKS that would try to destroy the ball. They change and move according to the time and stage you are on.
* FRIENDLY BLOCKS that would help the ball pass but among them there are hypocritic friendly blocks to harm the ball as well. These, blocks have variants too being of various sizes, changing speed and nature.

*Virtual currency System
watch a small Ad video and earn virtual money to buy features. You can purchase through (in-app-purchasing).

Challenge yourself and your friends
*Can you beat your last score?
*Could you score higher than your friends?

What's New

Some improvements have been made.

Passot


          

Restore your online privacy with this deep IPVanish VPN Cyber Monday deal

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As we move into Cyber Monday, it's smart to look past all the awesome tech device deals and consider investing in a VPN service that will protect your privacy and anonymity while online for the year to come. A VPN has never been more important than it is today, and right now you can save big on a subscription to IPVanish. Instead of the usual $144 price for a full year of protection, you can save 73% for a total price of just $39. That comes out to $3.25 per month. This is a rather deep deal on a prominent VPN service with plenty of great features. What is a VPN? It's a virtual private network that protects your privacy and anonymity while you traverse the internet. Information leaving your devices travels through an encrypted tunnel to a VPN server located elsewhere in the world, which has its own IP address shared with other users. Interested parties have a much harder time telling who's doing what, so you won't feel like eyes are watching your every turn. If you travel often and ...
          

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H$^2$—A Hybrid Heterogeneity Aware Resource Orchestrator for Cloud Platforms

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Cloud computing services are provided through datacenters that consume significant amount of energy and contribute to global warming. Largely, resources are unused due to low service demand, in principal, wasting energy and resources. Energy could be saved through efficient resource management systems; that is of utmost importance, particularly, when service providers use various kinds of sand-boxing technologies, such as bare-metal, virtual machine and/or containers to provide quality services to users. The lack of a single resource manager creates questions on infrastructure energy efficiency and service performance. In this paper, we investigate the possibility of using a single resource manager to manage datacenter heterogeneous resources, energy, and performance (hence cost) efficiently. Our evaluation suggests that $sim$30.47% energy could be saved at cost of only 2.14% loss in performance through using a single scheduler instead of multiple schedulers.
          

Cost-Efficient Service Function Chain Orchestration for Low-Latency Applications in NFV Networks

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With the popularization and development of cloud computing, network function virtualization and service function chain (SFC) provisioning have attracted increasing attention from researchers. Excellent and reliable network service is important for network development. Moreover, as the number of network users increases, network service construction costs become very high. Therefore, an efficient algorithm is necessary to provide an SFC with excellent performance and low resource costs. In this paper, we re-examine the problem of optimizing the deployment of an SFC to provide users with excellent and resource-saving network service. We propose a heuristic, closed-loop feedback (CLF) algorithm to find the shortest path to map an SFC. To solve the problem, we introduce and integrate a restricted Boltzmann machine and cross entropy to improve the performance of CLF. Simulation results demonstrate the excellent performance of CLF. The communication delay is reduced by approximately 20%, the accept ratio improves by approximately 15%, and the algorithm running time decreases by approximately 20%. In addition, the resource utilization ratio increases by approximately 15%, and the resource fragmentation ratio decreases by approximately 50%.
          

A New Scheme for IoT Service Function Chains Orchestration in SDN-IoT Network Systems

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With the rapid development of novel techniques like software-defined networks and network function virtualization, the newer concept—service function chains (SFCs)—can be applied in the Internet of Things (IoT) to promote its further advancements. However, due to the unique characteristics and requirements of the IoT, the current optimization methods cannot be directly used to implement IoT service function chains (IoTSFCs). In this paper, we present a novel orchestration scheme to resolve this problem. It contains two steps: compose and place IoTSFCs. In the composition stage, a multicriterion-based arrangement algorithm is designed to determine the order of involved IoT network functions. Moreover, we modify a traditional SFC definition language to describe the composed IoTSFCs. In the placement stage, we formulate this subproblem as a mixed-integer linear programming model. Then, a genetic-algorithm-based heuristic method and a tradeoff mechanism are used to solve it. Finally, we conduct extensive numerical simulations to evaluate the performance of the proposed scheme. The results show that it can approximately reduce the control latency by 50% and the bandwidth consumption by 40% on average.
          

Beck - Hyperspace

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A glittering, multi-sensory synth-pop record that reveals more about its creator...

The 14th album from Beck, and first since 2017's double-Grammy-winning 'Colors', shows the LA-born artist on top experimental form.

Its title 'Hyperspace' captures the album's otherworldly soundscapes: all heavy synths, eclectic beats and emotive vocals. But beneath the sense of carousing carefree through a starry sky is a darker tone, as Beck lyrically grapples with the pain, grief and disorientation of the breakup of his 15-year marriage.

In trademark style, it's a genre-melting pot, with hints and flecks of influences from across the spectrum from synth-pop to R&B to funk to blues. Plus this time round he’s called upon the talent of Pharrell Williams - alongside contributors Paul Epworth, Greg Kurstin, Sky Ferreira, and Terrell Hines - whose penchant for minimalist production and songwriting input is evident on 7 of the 11 tracks. It’s a collaboration 20 years in the making - and evidently worth the wait.

The lead singles provide some of the record’s standout moments: 'Uneventful Day' is all psychedelic vibes, cryptically hinting to us, “You might know my name, but you don’t know my mind” while the beautifully-crafted 'Dark Places' feels melancholic and introspective, revealing, "Some days I go dark places in my soul."

Spacey 'Stratosphere' is blissfully transcendent, helped along by the recognisable voice of Coldplay's Chris Martin, but in reality tackles the trauma of a friend overdosing: "Needle to the spoon / Strike a match and let it breathe," and warns of the temptation of allowing escapism to let you drift: "Halfway to oblivion."

'Star' has a satisfying gutsy bass driving it forward as it conveys the feeling of falling for someone, “She’s got the light in her eyes / And the blue from the sky / She’s crossing my mind / Better hold on to myself.” Meanwhile the anthemic 'Everlasting Nothing' seems arena-ready with its soaring backing vocals and bittersweet sentiments: “Nowhere child keep on running / In your time you’ll find something / In the everlasting nothing.”

While at times the impossible blending of all and everything means some songs virtually implode - 'Saw Lightning' with its unpredictable combo of military-style beats, bluesy harmonica and slide guitar edges being a case in point - in most cases the playful kaleidoscope of sounds succeeds in sending its listener on a delightfully trippy adventure.

Overall, it's a glittering, multi-sensory synth-pop record that compels you to let yourself be transported through cosmic dimensions and the rich, textured under-layers of Beck’s creative psyche.

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Peabody farmer shares love of agriculture in virtual outlet

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PEABODY — Last week, Derek Klingenberg, with the help of his cousin Ivan, a computer coder in California, connected eight schoolchildren with real, live cows waiting to be fed at his farm in Peabody. The students could get up close and personal, even though the children are 60 miles away in Sterling and as far as Nebraska, California and Germany.The 8- through 12-year-olds saw the cows through their computer screens, and fed them by controlling a robot.“I [...]
          

Oculus Go Headset Deal: Explore the World of Science in VR

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The Oculus Go is a fantastic first step into the world of virtual reality and now you can get it for just $149, saving you 25%.
          

Re: Retirement Readiness Ratio (e.g. Funding Ratio)

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I think the difference is I am increasing the Cashflow by Inflation (per the 4% Rule).


It is fine to do it this but then it seems like you've mixed up real & nominal rates. In your original post you talked about using 4.5% for stocks and 1.8% for bonds. But those are real rates. Future cashflows should be constant, not increase, if you're using real rates. And virtually nobody is assuming 1% nominal rates for stocks (which would imply -1% real rates, given inflation targeting of 2%).



If you're increasing cashflow by inflation then you should be looking at discount rates more like 8.5% for stocks and 4.8% for bonds, if using historical averages. Even pessimistic forecasts like Bogle say 6% for stocks and 3% for bonds, not 4.5% and 1.8%.
          

Expedition Titan uses mixed reality to turn Saturn’s mysterious moon into a thrill ride

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Expedition Titan uses mixed reality to turn Saturn’s mysterious moon into a thrill rideIt's doubtful anyone alive today will get to ride through the ice volcanoes of Saturn's largest moon — but you can do the next best thing at Seattle's Pacific Science Center, thanks to a mixed-reality experience called Expedition Titan. The walk-through production is the latest showcase for Hyperspace XR, a startup-in-residence that's pioneering the frontiers of mixed reality at the science center. That frontier is associated with other labels of immersive experiences, including virtual reality (MR), extended reality (XR) and augmented reality (AR). Hyperspace XR's brand of mixed reality involves creating a real-world environment — complete with walls, doorways and… Read More



          

The free-spending policies that will never leave the virtual world

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Our politicians are all promising voters the world. But mostly, it is just pointless showing off, says Merryn Somerset Webb.

The post The free-spending policies that will never leave the virtual world was first published on MoneyWeek.


          

当卫星通信遇见5G:技术与趋势

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卫星通信是否与我们个人很遥远?5G的可能应用场景有哪些?卫星通信和5G会怎样相遇?它们的遇见会给我们带来什么?和大家交流一下。

首先第一个方面卫星通信与我们个人距离远吗?提到卫星和卫星通信,我们很自然想到的是什么?我想可能是这几个关键词:高远,专业,昂贵。

“高远”既有物理上、时空上的感受,又有心理上、情感上的陌生;“专业”意味着我们日常工作生活中难有机会触碰那些呆头呆脑的终端与冰冷复杂的信道设备,是“少数人”的专属;“昂贵”的设备与通信成本则进一步加剧了我们的距离感。所以,“看不见、摸不着、很复杂、玩不起”这种直观感性,让我们觉得,日常生活距离卫星和卫星通信是如此遥远。

我们从狭义的通信概念出发,确实如此。但如果从广义的通信概念来说,卫星通信与当前我们每个人的日常息息相关:常见且容易理解的,包括电视广播节目,气象服务,导航定位与位置服务等;不直接见到但是作为背后体系支撑的,包括(1)行业卫星通信银行、证券、期货、石油、水利、电力、煤炭、气象、海关、铁路、交通、航天、民航、新闻、计委、地震局、烟草和卫生等各部门都建有专用通信网),(2)地面公共通信网的远距离干线传输,偏远地区无光缆传输、无基站覆盖情况下的移动通信、家庭宽带服务等。所以,从这个角度看,如果没有卫星通信,或者没有我们独立自主的卫星通信体系,那么难以想象今天我们所见到的这生机勃勃、多姿多彩的世界将会多么黯淡,我们的生活成本将会有多高企,更不用说有任何便利性。

润物细无声。卫星通信现在已经融入了我们的方方面面,只是不同的视角,看到了不同图景。星空近在咫尺,始终如影随形。

第二个方面,5G的可能应用场景有哪些。5G是当下非常火的话题,也是今天我们在此相遇的缘由。但这个话题不是我擅长的领域,也难有结论性、断言性的表述,毕竟预测总有偏差,而现实总会出人意料。

我们不妨再参考设备制造商和移动运营商的视角,共同展望一下5G的可能应用场景。基于ITU对5G三大基础场景的定义【(1) eMBB(Enhance Mobile Broadband),增强型移动宽带。核心:Gbps级的传输速率,满足高清视频、AR/VR等大带宽需求。(2) uRLLC(Ultra Reliable & Low LatencyCommunication),低时延、高可靠通信。核心:1ms的空口间时延,满足车联网、无人驾驶、远程医疗等低时延、高可靠需求。(3) mMTC(Massive Machine Type Communication),海量物联网连接。核心:100万个/平方公里的连接密度,满足物联网、智慧城市等海量接入需求】,华为在《5G时代十大应用场景白皮书》中指出,云VR/AR,车联网、智能制造、智慧能源、无线医疗、无线家庭娱乐、联网无人机、社交网络、个人AI辅助、智慧城市是5G时代的应用场景。

中国移动的“5G+”规划中,特别强调“5G+AICED”,即5G作为基础接入方式,同AI、IoT、云计算、边缘计算和大数据,产生深度融合,进而与社会形态、生态的方方面面进行全方位融合。

所以,总结一下,5G对4G的提升,让无线通信不再局限于手机通讯和网络连接,手机反而成为5G应用场景中很小的一部分。

相信有个断言会成立,那就是:5G作为一种通用目的技术将开启万物互联的物联网时代,通用目的技术最显著的两大特征,就是与其它技术的强烈互补性和应用领域的广泛性,这使得5G会渗透至各个行业,将和大数据、云计算、人工智能等一道迎来信息通讯时代的黄金10年。

第三个方面,卫星通信和5G会怎样相遇。这是我想和大家重点探讨的部分。两者一定会相遇,并且是一场美丽的邂逅。要邂逅,就要有共同的话题、互补的特质。以手机为代表的地面移动通信系统现在已经与我们的生活高度融合,成为呼吸一样自然的东西。但地面移动通信系统的覆盖能力,一直是最痛苦的短板;卫星通信的天然优势却是无视地形地貌与距离的广域覆盖,但终端和资费都很昂贵。如果他们邂逅,取长补短,既能实现全时全域无缝覆盖,又能成为大众化通信手段,那将多么美妙。

事实上,卫星通信和地面移动通信在2G时代,就尝试过邂逅与融合,产生了卫星移动通信系统。1989年,国际海事卫星组织(Inmarsat)决定将业务范围从航海和航空卫星通信扩展到陆地卫星通信,并更名为国际移动卫星组织,1994年完成改制,变革为国际商业公司,成为最早的卫星移动通信系统服务商,大名鼎鼎的“海事卫星电话”就是它的服务产品。该公司目前通过4颗固定轨道卫星向全球提供移动通信服务【其固定轨道卫星分别为I-4 F1(25°E 服务于欧洲和非洲,2005年3月发射)、 I-4 F2(143.5°E服务于亚太地区,2005年11月发射)、 I-4 F3(98°W服务于美洲地区,2008年8月发射)、I-4A(Alphasat,2013年7月发射)】,是目前商业运营最成功的卫星移动通信系统。

1997年成立的舒拉亚(Thuraya)公司,通过3颗同步轨道卫星(2000年、2003年、2008年发射)提供区域性卫星移动通信服务,主要覆盖亚太地区、欧洲、非洲、中东,可为140余国家和地区的40亿以上人口提供话音、传真、短信、低速数据接入等服务。除此之外,还有TerreStar、SkyTerra等类似系统。

我国2016年8月发射的天通一号移动通信卫星,是我国自主设计制造的第一颗同步轨道移动通信卫星。2019年3月由中国电信集团卫通公司提供商用服务,提供我国国土和周边海域的话音、短信、传真、视频回传、数据、定位等卫星移动通信服务。截至目前,商业用户数量已突破3万,还在稳步增长中。

Inmarsat、Thuraya和天通是同步轨道卫星移动通信系统的代表。

低轨卫星移动通信系统方面,“铱星系统(Iridium)”是先行者。在摩托罗拉公司如日中天的1998年,推出了雄心勃勃的“铱星”低轨通信卫星星座,由77颗(66+11)低轨通信卫星组网,为用户提供手机式的全球个人移动通信服务。这是一套在技术理念和商业愿景上都非常先进的系统,但当时的现实脚步并未跟上前进灵魂的速度,2000年3月,由于用户收益不足以维持系统运维,“铱星”背负40多亿美元债务正式破产。后来由美军接手,再次复活,目前正在部署的下一代系统(IridiumNext),提供通信、气候变化监视、多光谱对地成像等综合业务。

近几年,低轨互联网卫星移动通信系统突飞猛进,典型的包括O3b、OneWeb(一网)和SpaceX的Starlink星座【知乎号我们的太空:《关于StarLink,我们需要知道的事》],国内的“鸿雁”星座、“虹云”星座,以及中国卫通的“低轨移动宽带互联网卫星星座”。

低轨卫星移动通信系统的共同特征包括:多采用中、低轨道,相比同步轨道卫星可以大幅度降低往返传输时延,使卫星传输的延迟可以与地面光纤相当;采用数量众多的微小卫星组网实现大范围覆盖;通过模块化设计大幅度降低卫星生产周期与成本,从而降低通信资费;多采用Ka/Ku频段,提高系统容量;【O3b的单波束可以提供1.6Gbps的传输速率,每颗星70个波束;OneWeb单星容量5-8Gbps,系统总容量超过7Tbps,可为0.36米口径天线的终端提供50Mbit/s的互联网接入服务,为传统互联网架设成本过于昂贵的地区提供高速宽带互联网接入服务】终端小型化、智能化趋势明显;而且业务类型都聚焦宽带互联网接入服务。这些特征,使得卫星通信系统越来越具备同地面通信系统融合的切入。

5G的万物互联愿景,将为卫星通信和地面移动通信融合提供切入。包括ITU、3GPP在内的标准化组织成立了专门工作组着手研究星地融合的标准化问题。

ITU针对卫星与地面5G融合的问题,提出了星地5G融合的4种应用场景,包括中继到站、小区回传、动中通及混合多播场景,并提出支持这些场景的关键因素,包括多播、智能路由、动态缓存管理及自适应流、延时、一致的服务质量、NFV(NetworkFunction Virtualization,网络功能虚拟化)/SDN(SoftwareDefined Network,软件定义网络)兼容、商业模式的灵活性等。

3GPP从R14开始着手开展星地融合的研究工作。在TS22.261中,对卫星在5G系统中的角色和优势进行了探讨,认为,作为5G多种接入技术之一,卫星在一些要求广域覆盖的工业应用场景中具有显著优势。卫星网络可以在地面5G覆盖的薄弱地区提供低成本的覆盖方案,对于5G网络中的M2M/IoT,以及为高速移动载体上的乘客提供网络服务,借助卫星优越的广播/多播能力,可以为网络边缘网元及用户终端提供广播/多播信息服务。

在2017年底发布的技术报告TS22.822中,3GPP工作组SA1对与卫星相关的接入网协议及架构进行了评估,并计划进一步开展基于5G的接入研究。在这份报告中,定义了在5G中使用卫星接入的三大类用例,分别是连续服务泛在服务扩展服务。并讨论了卫星终端特性的建立、配置与维护,以及在卫星网络与地面网络间的跨协议漫游及通信切换问题。

3GPP在R16中开展名为“面向‘非地面网络’中的5G新空口”研究项目,定义了包括卫星网络在内的非地面网络(NTN:Non-terrestrialnetworks)的部署场景。按照3GPP的定义,5G网络中的NTN应用场景包括8个增强型移动宽带(eMBB)场景和2个大规模机器类通信(mMTC)场景。借助卫星的广域覆盖能力,可以使运营商在地面网络基础设施不发达地区提供5G商用服务,实现5G业务连续性,尤其是在应急通信、海事通信、航空通信及铁路沿线通信等场景中发挥作用。

SaT5G联盟:2017年6月,英国电信、空客防务及航天公司、萨里大学等16家企业与研究机构联合成立了SaT5G(Satelliteand Terrestrial Network for 5G)联盟,计划在30个月内完成卫星与5G的无缝集成方案,并进行试用。整个项目将完成以下5个方面的工作:1)定义和评估将星地5G融合的网络体系结构解决方案;2)研究星地5G融合的商业价值主张;3)定义和开发星地5G融合的相关关键技术;4)对星地5G融合的特性和用例进行演示;5)推进星地5G融合在3GPP和ETSI中的标准化工作。

作为全球范围内5G技术和商用的第一梯队国家,我国在星地5G融合发展中当然有自己的声音与行动。国家队中国卫通公司基于高通量卫星(中星16)成功完成卫星传输5G数据业务的融合测试(2019年11月),利用高通量卫星的便携站与地面5G网络之间搭建卫星基站回程试验系统,实现了基于星地链路的5G基站与核心网之间信息传输,这是卫星与5G网络互联互通实质性的探索。民营企业(世域天基通信等)成立的Sat5G-CHINA标准推动工作组,在中国通信标准化协会和航天标准化协会的联合指导下,结合国际力量(比如欧洲委员会旗下的HORIZON2020计划)积极向ITU/IMT组织协调空间频率共享共同,并创造性提出“共享MEO”的5G低轨卫星星座设计理念,也初步实现了5G毫米波通信试验卫星平台。

就在我们刚刚步入5G元年之际,在学术界和产业界的努力下,卫星通信与5G已经产生了美丽的邂逅,步入融合。

第四个方面,卫星通信和5G的相遇会给我们带来什么。综合各方信息,卫星通信和地面5G移动通信的相遇,一定会给我们带来深度融合的“天地一体化网络”。天地一体化并非新生事物,“铱星”一代就是人类第一次进行天地一体化的尝试。但是“铱星”一代的设想是要彻底取代地面移动通信系统,成为人们移动通信方式的主导,这显然超出了时代的理解和技术基础。当前,人们越来越深刻地认识到,星地系统由竞争走向合作,卫星系统以提供回程服务、基站拉远等方式成为地面移动通信网络的补充,优势互补,合作共赢,这才是邂逅之道。

我国《国家民用空间基础设施 中长期发展规划(2015-2025年)》中明确提出:“坚持天地一体化发展,空间系统与地面系统同步规划、同步研发、同步建设、同步使用,提升系统整体效能。”天地一体化网络背景下,用户能够在任意时间、地点透明地享受来自于地面网络/天基网络的融合服务。[融合服务的维度:覆盖融合、业务融合、体制融合、用户融合、芯片融合、终端融合、应用融合]

卫星通信和地面5G移动通信的相遇,是不是会把我们带入6G时代?虽然5G还未全面铺开,但6G已处于研究启动阶段。即使未来的需求及技术方向仍不明朗,但并不影响各方提前布局。

国内外围绕着6G技术及标准的主导权的争夺已经正式开始。关于6G研究的焦点,有两个观点是各方比较一致的,那就是通信维度的陆海空天全覆盖更大传输带宽所需的更高频段

北京邮电大学吕廷杰教授在《5G与产业互联网》的主题演讲中提出了这样的观点:“移动通信的一代、三代、五代通常都是颠覆性技术的诞生,偶数代通常是对奇数代的优化和完善,并发展出创新业务,是可以改写游戏规则的技术” 。

移动通讯技术到目前为止经历了5代,无一例外都是如此。按照这个观点,6G将会是5G的补充和延伸。补充什么,往哪里去延伸?5G的主要标准阶段,是R15和R16。这之后的R17,事实上就是5G的升级目标了。根据3GPP最新的消息,R17讨论区收集到的议题如下:

NR Light:针对中档NR(新空口)设备(例如可穿戴设备)运作进行优化设计;小数据传输优化;Sidelink增强:sidelink是D2D直联通信采用的技术;52.6GHz以上频率:R15中定义的FR2毫米波频段上限为52.6GHz,R17中将对52.6GHz以上频段的波形进行研究。多SIM卡操作;NR多播/广播;覆盖增强;非陆地网络NR:NR支持卫星通信相关标准化;定位增强;RAN数据收集增强;NB-IoT和eMTC增强;IoT和URLLC增强;MIMO增强;综合接入与回传增强;非授权频谱;NR增强;节能增强。

我们可以看到,大量的“增强”字样,说明是在现有技术上的进一步升级再升级。除了“增强”之外,有2个关键的词汇:非陆地网络NR、52.6GHz以上频率。这与“低轨通信卫星”和“太赫兹频段”有紧密关系。因此我们是否可以断言,卫星通信与5G的相遇,会把我们带入6G时代。

卫星通信与5G的相遇和融合会给我们带来很多机会,也一定伴生诸多挑战。

面对机遇和挑战,作为通信人的我们,应该感到很幸运,我们生在这样一个信息技术突飞猛进的时代,能够参与其中,感受巨变;也一定会有强烈的紧迫感,使命感和危机感,我们能为这个时代贡献什么,贡献多少。还好我们都还年轻,我们大有可为!



作者 | 郭浩然 博士

编辑 | 游宗泽



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The record collection for the "Find A Grave" is one of my favorite collections.  This collection is available on:

*   Find A Grave (Free) - there is no count available on the web site.  Has memorial information with photos, relatives, notes.

*  Ancestry.com ($$) - Find A Grave Index, 1300 to Current - 148,768,351 indexed memorials with links to Find A Grave pages.  

*  FamilySearch (Free) - Find A Grave Index - 180,099,516 entries, with links to Find A Grave pages.

The description of the collection on the Find A Grave About page says:
Find A Grave is the best place on the internet to look for burial and other final disposition information for your family, friends and famous people. The site provides tools that let people from all over the world work together, share information and build an online, virtual cemetery experience.
At Find A Grave you’ll find details about cemeteries and individual memorials for many people buried in those cemeteries. Memorials generally include birth, death and burial information and may include pictures, biographies, family information and more. Members can contribute what they know and can leave remembrances via 'virtual flowers' on the memorials they visit, completing the virtual cemetery experience.
It is important to understand what this collection at Find A Grave represents and includes.  It is memorials - not just gravestones - and some information may be obtained from vital records, books, newspapers, and other records.  The site has a search engine that recently was improved but still requires a last name (can be a partial name).  Each memorial has a link for a source citation at the bottom of the memorial page.

The indexes at Find A Grave on Ancestry.com and FamilySearch have more search options, and are more tolerant of different name spellings, year ranges, places, etc.  
Find A Grave does not have memorials or photographs for every person who ever lived.  Almot all of these memorials were created by volunteers, and a very small percentage are wrong in some way - the stones are not always easy to read, the records may be for the wrong person, or the links to family members may be wrong.


I don't know why Find A Grave doesn't provide the number of memorials on their site - there are memorials with an ID number over 205 million, but, apparently, some memorials have been deleted due to duplication or removal requests.

I entered several exact surnames in the "Last Name" search field in Ancestry, FamilySearch and Find A Grave (20 per page) and found:

*  3,659 for "Seaver" (on Ancestry)    4,546  (on FamilySearch)     over 3,900     (on Find A Grave)
*  675 for "Seavers"                                   855                                       over   740                                                                                                                 
*  449 for "Seever"                                    562                                         over   460
*  1,265 for "Seevers"                            1,597                                         over 1,320
*  1,230 for "Sever"                               1,590                                         over 1,380
*  1,232  for "Severs"                             1,781                                         over 1,500

*  493 for "Carringer"                               607                                         over    500
*    59 for "Caringer"                                  77                                         over      60                       

*  490 for "Vaux"                                     879                                           over   800                   

*  706 for "Auble"                                   869                                           over    720

*  1,562,916 for "Smith"               2,131,491                                         over 10,000 (limit)


I don't know why the numbers are so different between the three sites.  Perhaps the Ancestry numbers do not include non-USA memorials?  Perhaps Ancestry has not updated the number of records in their Card Catalog.


Here is an example of a record summary from this collection on Find A Grave (two screens, no overlap):





The user can Save the images to his computer.  Clicking on the image provides a larger image.  

On Find A Grave, a researcher can request a photograph be taken in a specific cemetery for a specific person if the person is buried there. 

These records are all Derivative Sources, with Secondary Information and Direct Evidence.  


I use these databases extensively to find my ancestors, my relatives, and other persons in my family tree.  The RootsMagic program I use accesses Ancestry WebHints that include the Find A Grave database, but I still have to click on the Find A Grave link on Ancestry to see the photos, notes, and links to family members. 

For those interested in mining this record collection for Hints of persons in their Ancestry Member Tree, the Ancestry.com database number is 60525.  Currently, I have over 7,400 Hints for persons in my Ancestry Member Tree who are indexed in this record collection.  I work on them occasionally, adding content and source citations to profiles in my RootsMagic family tree.  Of course, I have many more accepted Hints from this collection already in my RootsMagic family tree and my Ancestry Member Tree.


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How to increase Web site Traffic using easy Tips & Tricks

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The Online Economy or the world of Virtual Enterprise where business and revenue generation is moving onto the Internet is an exciting new opportunity for individuals who can fuse marketing tools with global requirements and outreach. No longer are you restricted to narrow geographical constraints, now you can move across borders, into new markets and […]
          

Issue installing Virtualmin due to unexpected files sizes

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I'm running into an issue while trying to do a fresh install of Virtualmin on an Ubuntu VM for the past couple of days. I have tried recreating the VM, rebooting, refreshing repos, all to no avail. Please see the error log below where the Virtualmin install fails. Any assistance would be much appreciated.

Reporter: 
colwhackamole
Created: 
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 22:11
Updated: 
Sun, 12/01/2019 - 10:28

          

Let's Encrypt DNS challenge method fails when using slave autoconfiguration

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Hi,

I am encountering an issue generating and renewing Let's Encrypt certificates that specifically only manifests when using slave DNS servers with Virtualmin (as in the 'DNS Slave Auto-configuration" document found at https://www.virtualmin.com/documentation/dns/slave-configuration).

Reporter: 
JEMEDIACORP
Created: 
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 22:24
Updated: 
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 14:49

          

Virtualmin-nginx: Adding new virtual host - Perl execution failed

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When adding a custom server block through the "Add a new Nginx virtual host" from virtualmin-nginx module, any path specified in "Document root directory" would return this error:

500 - Error - Perl execution failed Can't use string ("/home/path/here") as an ARRAY ref while "strict refs" in use at ./virtualmin-nginx-lib.pl line 255.

Webmin 1.932 Virtualmin Nginx 2.5

Reporter: 
dowell22
Created: 
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 21:53
Updated: 
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 21:54

          

Create scheduled back-ups from the command line

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Is there a way to create scheduled back-ups from the command line for all or individual virtual servers? I haven't been able to figure this out myself, and it's laborious to do so for multiple domains in the web interface.

Thanks.

Craig

Reporter: 
craigh
Created: 
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 07:22
Updated: 
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 15:40

          

Creating new servers suddenly fails 502- bad gateway

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Hello I have been running virtualmin server for a copple of moths now and have recently had to reinstall everything from scratch again. Everything is now running, but today when I had to add a new sub-server it fails with 502 bad gateway. It seems like it is creating it but is not reachable in any ways. I have tryied to install wordpress wich also fails. Also top level server fails.

can anybody lead me in the right way?

Reporter: 
techbox
Created: 
Thu, 11/28/2019 - 11:10
Updated: 
Thu, 11/28/2019 - 11:10

          

changing php versions for virtual sub server causes php to enter failed state - virtualmin is changing php fpm config file group name to wrong value

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This issue has still not been resolved and has been hanging around for too long...its time to damnwell fix it!

To reproduce...

open virtual sub server and change php-version

virtualmin is cocking up the php-fpm configuration file to contain incorrect group name...see below

This is the "incorrect" /etc/php/5.6/fpm/pool.d/123455678.conf

Reporter: 
adamjedgar
Created: 
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 17:59
Updated: 
Fri, 11/29/2019 - 22:09

          

certificate error

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hello..

i am using digital ocean for my servers and i created a virtual server to update my certificate but I am getting an error from lets encrypt. I was advised to contact you. See below email from digital ocean staff and attached for your perusal. Please can you go ahead to fix this bug?

thanks

MM trade

========================================

Message from digital ocean

Hello,

Thank you for reaching out,

Reporter: 
mmtrade
Created: 
Thu, 11/28/2019 - 13:32
Updated: 
Thu, 11/28/2019 - 13:32

          

MySQL user does not work after disable/re-enable virtual server in virtualmin

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Hello,

When disabling and re-enabling a domain the MySQL user for that domain refuses to work. In order to fix it I have login to MySQL and set a new password with an ALTER statement. This is on a vanilla Ubuntu 18.04 server deployed with virtualmin's install.sh method. I can reproduce this problem on all domains on this server so it's not an isolated case. The MySQL version on the server is 5.7.

I've also made a forum topic about this but I thought a bug report would be more appropriate for this case.

Reporter: 
sputnik0
Created: 
Thu, 11/28/2019 - 18:22
Updated: 
Thu, 11/28/2019 - 18:23

          

Scanning outbound e-mail for spam

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Hi,

I have seen a few posts about this around the Virtualmin forums but none with solutions to the problem at hand: scanning outbound e-mail for spam.

Virtualmin already supports scanning inbound e-mail for spam and viruses through the combination of Postfix, SpamAssassin, and ClamAV. This is great if you host e-mail for your Web hosting customers, but what if those customers also send e-mail from their Websites to recipients external to your Virtualmin system?

Reporter: 
JEMEDIACORP
Created: 
Mon, 11/25/2019 - 23:09
Updated: 
Mon, 11/25/2019 - 23:11

          

Cannot change dbuser password of MariaDB, when changing password of virtual server's administrator from virtualmin GUI.

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Centos7.7

install virtualmin and upgrade to MariaDB10.4 like below

$stop mariadb

$ vi /etc/yum.repos.d/MariaDB.repo

[mariadb] name = MariaDB baseurl = http://yum.mariadb.org/10.4/centos7-amd64 gpgkey=https://yum.mariadb.org/RPM-GPG-KEY-MariaDB gpgcheck=1

$ yum clean all

$ yum update mariadb-server -y

$ systemctl start mariadb

$ systemctl enable mariadb

Reporter: 
irieyuusuke
Created: 
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 01:38
Updated: 
Fri, 11/22/2019 - 01:47

          

DKIM enabled on all domains?

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Dear Virtualmin support,

Recently we enabled DKIM on one of our servers. (Webmin 1.930 - Vmin 6.07). We thought we had enabled it only for select servers (see attachement). But now it came to our attention DKIM is also beeing added do domains who are not named in the "Additional domains to sign for". We would like to have DKIM enabled for the specified domains only. I've been going trew the documentation and i can't seem to figure out if this is working as intended or a bug. Could you help remedy this situation?

Kind regards,

Evert

Reporter: 
tfhelp
Created: 
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 05:48
Updated: 
Tue, 11/26/2019 - 06:13

          

Webmin does not support STARTTLS when sending e-mail

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Hi,

This issue has been reported previously on the Webmin mailing list at SourceForge (https://sourceforge.net/p/webadmin/bugs/4517/?page=1 and https://sourceforge.net/p/webadmin/discussion/600155/thread/3717d120/?li...) but none of the reports have gotten working solutions, so I thought I would report this again on the Virtualmin site as I am now experiencing this bug for myself.

Reporter: 
JEMEDIACORP
Created: 
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 18:09
Updated: 
Sun, 11/24/2019 - 18:09

          

Existing Bug Marked as Fixed but not fixed- Virtualmin Fails to assign correct group in /etc/php/x.x/fpm/pool.d/xx....conf

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this issue was raised previously by another user some time ago and was caused by a different means to my find today, however, the issue clearly has never been correctly resolved and causes considerable problems for the Virtualmin system.

The reason it is such a huge problem...it takes out the entire server php-fpm x.x operations for any and all virtual servers using the same version of php-fpm!

Here is how i struck the issue (and i have encountered this twice in 3 days)

Virtualmin>Server Configuration> Move Virtual Server

Reporter: 
adamjedgar
Created: 
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 20:46
Updated: 
Thu, 11/21/2019 - 21:14

          

"But it's the memories that matter."

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In 1969, a group of boys played a Thanksgiving football game. 50 years later, they're still at it. [The Journal Times] "The actual competition is totally secondary. It's all about some old friends gathering for an hour or so, keeping a tradition alive and needling the heck out of each other during games that have ranged from lively to virtually lifeless. As Botzau, a Racine attorney, points out, "Depending on the weather and schedules, participation in the game has ranged from eight to 28 players. Games have been played in weather ranging anywhere from two feet of snow to 50 degrees. Participants have included teachers, lawyers, accountants, X-ray technicians, basketball referees and city bus drivers. Sideline and end zone markers typically consist of empty milk jugs and cardboard boxes.""
          

Persistence Arises from Gratitude

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If you ask virtually any working artist how they developed a creative career, they’ll mention a dedication to their craft...

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Large Interactive Virtual Environment Laboratory (LIVELab) located in McMaster University’s Institute for Music & the Mind (MIMM) and the MetaCreation Lab at Simon Fraser University

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Both of these bits have a music focus but they represent two entirely different science-based approaches to that form of art and one is solely about the music and the other is included as one of the art-making processes being investigated.. Large Interactive Virtual Environment Laboratory (LIVELab) at McMaster University Laurel Trainor and Dan J. […]
          

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Is Organic Tea Tea? Or Must It Be Known as A Tisane Or Herbal Infusion?

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The time period organic tea is in widespread use to refer to any sizzling h2o infusion created. People throw close to the expression “tea” in association with all kinds of vegetation: mint tea, chamomile tea, purple tea, tulsi tea the conditions in use are virtually unlimited. Herbal tea is not technically tea: It is correct […]
          

Free Online Bets to Accumulate Larger Earning

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Penetration Tester- Leading Organisation

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Harrow Council postpones meetings in run-up to General Election

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Virtually every Harrow Council meeting open to the public has been postponed in the run-up to this year’s General Election on December 12.
          

How to play Crypto Idle Miner and earn HORA tokens

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Virtual Reality Adventures

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When: Saturday, December 14, 2019 3:00 PM
Ends on: Saturday, December 14, 2019 4:30 PM
Where: Plymouth District Library

Drop by, and drop in, to virtual worlds with regular virtual reality sessions on our Oculus Quest. Experience games such as Beat Saber and more as you play through virtual worlds. 

Patrons must 13 or older to participate.

          

Office 365 CLI v2.3

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Office 365 CLI v2.3

We've just published a new version of the Office 365 CLI with new commands for working with and managing Office 365 tenants and SharePoint Framework projects on any platform.

Manage Office 365 and SharePoint Framework projects on any platform

Office 365 CLI is a cross-platform CLI that allows you to manage various configuration settings of Office 365 and SharePoint Framework projects no matter which operating system or shell you use.

While building solutions for Office 365 expands beyond the Windows operating system, managing many of the platform settings is possible only through PowerShell on Windows. As more and more users work on non-Windows machines, it's inconvenient for them to have to use a Windows virtual machine to configure their tenants. With the Office 365 CLI, you can configure your tenant no matter which operating system you use. Additionally, using Office 365 CLI, you can manage your SharePoint Framework projects.

New version of Office 365 CLI - v2.3

Following our monthly release cadence, we've released a new version of the Office 365 CLI with some new capabilities.

Externalize dependencies of SharePoint Framework projects

When building solutions on the SharePoint Framework, there are over 1 million packages on npm that you can use to speed up the development process and focus on the added value for your organization/customers. All these dependencies however, add to the size of your package and could eventually lead to poor performance of pages using your solution. One way to address this challenge is to load dependencies from external location, allowing users to cache them separately of your solution.

For this version of the Office 365 CLI, Vincent Biret in collaboration with Rencore contributed a command that provides you with recommendations how to externalize dependencies that you use in your project. To get the recommendations for your project, change the working directory to your SharePoint Framework project and execute:

o365 spfx project externalize --output md --outputFile report.md

The command is still in preview and we'd love to hear from you what you think of it. For more information about how the command works see the documentation.

Manage Yammer on any platform

Organizations on Office 365 have plenty of choices when it comes to how to facilitate their collaboration. They can choose the good old e-mail, but also can use services like Microsoft Teams or Yammer. Each of these services shines in one or more specific scenarios and there is no right or wrong when it comes to using them in the workplace.

In this release of the Office 365 CLI, we continued to extend support for Yammer. Patrick Lambert contributed three commands to retrieve information about Yammer messages and list users from the current Yammer network.

To list all messages from the current Yammer network execute:

yammer message list

To get information about a specific message execute:

yammer message get --id 1239871123

To list all users from the current Yammer network execute:

yammer user list

Since Yammer is not available in all tenants, we made its permissions optional in the Azure AD app used by the Office 365 CLI. Before you can start using Yammer commands in the Office 365 CLI, you need to consent the Azure AD app access to Yammer by executing:

consent --service yammer

Patrick has ideas for adding more Yammer commands to the Office 365 CLI which you can expect in the future releases.

For more information about managing Yammer using the Office 365 CLI, see the documentation.

Contributors

This release wouldn't be possible without the help of (in alphabetical order) Vincent Biret, Velin Georgiev, Patrick Lamber and Garry Trinder. Thank you all for the time you chose to spend on the Office 365 CLI and your help to advance it!

Work in progress

Here are some things that we're currently working on.

More commands, what else

Office 365 is evolving and new capabilities are being released every day. With the Office 365 CLI, we aim to help you manage your tenant on any platform in a consistent way, no matter which part of Office 365 you interact with. While we keep adding new commands to the Office 365 CLI each release, we still barely scratched the surface with what's possible in Office 365. In the upcoming versions of the Office 365 CLI, you can expect us to add more commands across the different workloads in Office 365.

To make it easier for you to see how the CLI commands compare to the different PowerShell cmdlets, we've extended the comparison sheet with cmdlets for Flow, PowerApps, and Teams.

Script examples

In every release of the Office 365 CLI, we introduce new commands for managing Office 365. With 275 commands across the different Office 365 services, the Office 365 CLI has become a powerful tool, not just for managing your tenant but also for automating your daily work. In the coming weeks, we want to spend some time to show you how you can use the Office 365 CLI to build automation scripts in PowerShell Core and Bash. If you have any scripts using SPO or PnP PowerShell that you use frequently, please share them with us so that we can learn more about the common automation scenarios.

Setting arbitrary properties on SharePoint objects

At this moment, the most of SharePoint set commands in the Office 365 CLI support only a handful of options that correspond to the properties of their SharePoint class, like Web, Site, List, etc. This is similar to the how the Set-PnP* cmdlets work. However, because PnP PowerShell works with CSOM, this limitation there is often circumvented, by retrieving the CSOM object, updating its properties and calling $object.ExecuteQuery() to persist the changes outside of PnP cmdlets. Because the CLI doesn't use CSOM, this isn't possible and users are limited to using whatever options are exposed by the CLI commands.

We're thinking about addressing this limitation by allowing you to set the value of any property exposed on the SharePoint object. This would work only for properties that have values of simple types like bool, string or int, because complex values likely can't be serialized to string without additional logic.

We would offer rudimentary logic of checking if the specified properties are valid, by examining the latest version of the SPO CSOM assemblies and checking which properties on the particular SharePoint class have setters and values of the supported types and thus can be used.

What do you think of this approach? Would this help to solve a problem you have? We have a working example available for the spo web set command, which we will release in the next beta version of the CLI. We'd love to hear from you, either in the comments below or on twitter @office365cli.

Support for batch operations

If you need to create hundreds or thousands of list items, creating them one by one could take a long time. What if we could speed this up, by supporting batch operations? You would provide the list of items to create through an input file (for example CSV) and the CLI would create them for you as quickly as possible. Would this be helpful? What should we take into account? We'd love to hear from you.

Try it today

Get the latest release of the Office 365 CLI from npm by executing in the command line:

npm i -g @pnp/office365-cli

If you need more help getting started or want more details about the commands, the architecture or the project, go to aka.ms/o365cli. If you see any room for improvement, please, don't hesitate to reach out to us either on GitHub, on twitter with the #office365cli hashtag or on gitter.


          

Así quedó la tabla y los promedios

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Boca y Argentinos no se sacaron ventajas en el duelo de punteros y River, con su triunfo ante Newell's, quedó como virtual líder, si le gana a Independiente el partido que debe. Mirá cómo están las posiciones arriba y abajo.
          

V Exposición de Pintura “Mosaico de Otoño” en Ciudad Obregón

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Estimados bloggers: Se siente un raro temor caminar durante una noche oscura sin luna, baldíos en estado silvestre y en competa soledad  por la calle California y el Bordo Nuevo, el Estadio de los Yaquis, las instalaciones de la Universidad de Sonora, Instituto Tecnológico de Sonora y escasos fraccionamientos residenciales en la  inminente conurbación  no muy lejana de esta zona con la periferia de Ciudad Obregón.

Al acudir a la inauguración de la exposición colectiva efímera “V Mosaico de Otoño” organizada por la artista plástica Gladis Félix, con una curaduría basada en la entrega voluntaria de 42 obras de pintura respondiendo a una convocatoria pública en redes sociales con temática, técnicas y libertad de expresión plástica  por las y los hacedores de este magnífico oficio de pintar, conjugándose en esta ocasión las Plásticas del Mayo y Cajeme en un ilustrativo dialogo museográfico en el Auditorio “Javier Robinson Bours Almada” del Instituto Tecnológico  de Monterrey.

Su museografía fue simple y minimalista sin concepto alguno ni lectura de sala se limitó al montaje de las obras de mediano formato sobre caballetes en forma paralela a los muros  y en tres islas en la parte sur del amplio espacio con obras de pequeño formato.

Después del recorrido emocional por las obras y conocer algunas de las artistas  de la ciudad de Navojoa apreciamos interesante dialogo museográfico entre las tendencias paisajista, arte decorativo de naturalezas muertas, bodegones y florales, figurativo, retrato y abstracción predominantes en el arte contemporáneo del estado de Sonora.

Para la crítica de arte las obras que lograron equilibrar el valor artístico con el valor estético, consecuentemente, adquiriendo valor de prestigiado museo o  galería, fueron sin duda alguna: “Dama turca”, hermoso retrato femenino de Alcira de Goicoolea y la más bella de toda la exposición. lo inconveniente es la firma mal situada; “Sin título”, bella figura femenina de perfil por Clementina Guadalupe Rodríguez Olea y “La Espera”, torso femenino por Sandra Arce.

- “La Mujer detrás de la Inocencia”, precioso retrato femenino con mascara de carnaval de Carolina Hernández; “Soberbia”, elegante figura femenina con floral de Miroslava Samaniego y “Rosas de Otoño”,  hermoso floral  armonioso de Rosina Gutiérrez.

Las mejor logradas por su valor artístico: “Wine” (Vino) de gran formato y figura de una botella de vino y copa, de Martha Téllez; “Inocencia”, de Gladis Félix, “Niña con velo amarillo”, por Denise Reyes; “Nostalgia”, de Margarita Acuña; “Your song”, (tu canción)  por Connie Valencia; “Pensamiento”, por Araceli  Hernández Rendón; “Sandalias del pescador”, de Irma Alicia Martínez; “Imperio Canibús”, por Oscar Alan Montenegro; “Tete dona su cabello”, de Laura Encinas y el retrato “El abuelo”, por Martha Meza.

Entre el público se inquirió: ¿Cuál de las obras le gustó más?

A Paulina Vaca le gustó “Tete dona su cabello” y  a María José Córdova y Marcela García “Soberbia”, de Miroslava Samaniego. Ambas estudiantes de preparatoria y pintura con la maestra Gladis Félix.

En su inauguración se comentó: -“Mosaico de otoño” surgió para brindar un espacio en donde los artistas puedan mostrar su trabajo y talento que demuestran nuestros artistas de Sonora… Son más de 40 participantes en esta noche…-

Para la crítica de arte en esta exposición efímera por su permanencia de dos horas se exhibe un arte muy tradicionalista y conservador por creadoras en formación tallerista y algunas con trayectoria sobresaliendo la plástica del Mayo por la calidad de las obras.

Lamentablemente, de las 42 obras, sólo seis conjugaron el valor artístico y el valor estético y diez de ellas tienen valor artístico. Les falta mejor dibujo académico y el fantástico juego de la luminosidad para lograr esa “chispa de belleza” renacentista que se logra con el maravilloso arte de  combinar claroscuros en las matices para el sentido de profundidad y perspectiva logradas por la técnica pictórica para ser verdaderas pinturas  y no simples y bonitas ilustraciones de diseño gráfico. Nivel muy bajo para ser representativo del Arte Sur de Sonora.

El resto de las 26 obras carecen de valor plástico y están a nivel de aficionados o principiantes y nada tienen que hacer en esta exposición. Por eso es importante la curaduría por parte de la institución para mostrar un arte más plástico que en esta ocasión.


“Mujer turca”, de Alcira de Goicoolea: ¡La más bella obra de toda la exposición!

“Sin título” por Clementina Guadalupe Rodríguez Olea.

“La Espera”, de Sandra Arce.

“Soberbia”, por  Miroslava Samaniego.

“Mujer detrás de la Inocencia”, de Carolina Hernández

Artistas integrantes del colectivo “V Mosaico de Otoño”.

Museografía de la exposición muro sur del auditorio.

Museografía de la exposición con “Mujer turca”.

Artista Alcira de Goicoolea con su hermoso retrato “Mujer turca”.

Connie Valencia con su obra “Your song”.

Clementina Guadalupe Rodríguez Olea y su creación “Sin título”.

 Rosina Gutiérrez y sus “Rosas de Otoño”.

Irma Alicia Martínez y su “Sandalias de pescador”.

Ana Lourdes Luders (Ludant) compartiendo su “Naturaleza muerta” con Lizet Caro.

Paula Vaca Flores con su obra “Parodia gótica Americana”.

“Tete Dona su cabello”, de Laura Encinas fue apreciada por Paula Vaca Flores.

Inauguración de la exposición efímera por Karla Lizeth Martínez Navarro, Veronica Grisel Sámano Ramírez y Gladis Félix.

María José Córdova y Marcela García se deleitaron con “Soberbia”, de Miroslava Samaniego.

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Rams can't afford to underestimate Cardinals and quarterback Kyler Murray

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The Rams have struggled against dual-threat quarterbacks, and Arizona Cardinals rookie Kyler Murray presents another challenge in a virtual must-win game.


          

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Студия Sun Records

Здание студии Sun, Мемфис

Где: Memphis, TN 38103, США
GPS-координаты: 35° 8′ 21.29″ N, 90° 2′ 15.64″ W

Диджей радиостанции “WLAY” в Алабаме Сэм Филлипс мечтал о собственной студии с ранних лет, однако своего смог добиться только в 27 лет, переехав в Мемфис: 3 января 1950 года он открыл “Memphis Recording Service”, где не только записывал музыку, но и делал коммерческие записи свадебных церемоний, похорон, торжественных речей и так далее.

Сам Филлипс заявлял, что намерен записывать черных артистов с Юга, которым больше просто некуда было пойти: затея провалилась после первого же релиза - сингла Джо Хилла Льюиса "Boogie in the Park", после чего Филлипс начал активно работать с такими лейблами, как цитадель черного блюза Chess Records и фирма Modern Records, звездами которой были Айк и Тина Тернер, Джон Ли Хукер и Литтл Ричард. Филлипс создавал демо-записи и мастер-ленты для этих лейблов, и именно тогда записал песню Джеки Бренстона "Rocket 88", которую многие считают первой песней в стиле рок-н-ролл. А в начале 1952 года вновь открыл студию, назвав ее “Sun Records”, и записывал опять же все, от Би Би Кинга и Хаулин Вульфа до The Prisonaires - черного вокального квартета, члены которого отбывали срок в местной тюрьме и были временно выпущены на свободу, чтобы записать сингл "Just Walkin' in the Rain" в июне 1953 года. Песня стала хитом и на нее обратила внимание местная газета: не исключено, что именно это обстоятельство привело на студию молодого шофера грузовика по имени Элвис Пресли.

Студия звукозаписи Sun: Здесь родился рок-н-ролл

Остальное, как говорится, уже история: именно под руководством Филлипса Элвис сделал первые и едва ли не лучшие свои записи, но денежные проблемы и невозможность полноценной раскрутки привели к тому, что Пресли был «передан» в более надежные руки компании “RCA”. «У нас на контракте уже были две новые восходящие звезды - Карл Перкинc и Джонни Кэш, когда мы расстались с Пресли. Я не жалею, что продал его контракт. Я считаю, что все вычислить наперед невозможно, даже на полгода», - говорил впоследствии Сэм. Еще одной звездой лейбла стал Джерри Ли Льюис, однако уже к середине 60-х Филлипс записывал песни крайне редко, продал студию в 1969 году другому продюсеру и ушел в гостиничный бизнес и дела нескольких открытых им радиостанций. В 1987 году, через десять лет после смерти Пресли, здание студии вновь открылось для музыкантов: в разное время там записывались U2, Def Leppard и любитель рокабилли и баллад в духе того же Элвиса Крис Айзек (помните его хит “Wicked Game”?). А в 2003 году здание было включено в число исторических памятников: не забывают его и многочисленные поклонники короля рок-н-ролла.


Памятник Фредди Меркьюри

Где: Площадь Place Du Marche, Монтрё, Швейцария

Тело вокалиста группы Queen, умершего 25 ноября 1991 года от СПИДа, согласно его завещанию было кремировано. Первоначально памятник планировали воздвигнуть в Лондоне, однако единственным местом, предложенным для него, стал задний двор художественного колледжа, где учился Фредди, и друзья посчитали это оскорблением памяти великого музыканта. В итоге в пятую годовщину его смерти возле Женевского озера в швейцарском городе Монтре была открыта статуя работы скульптора Ирены Седлецки: на открытии присутствовали отец Фредди Боми Бульсара, Монсеррат Кабалье и коллеги по Queen Брайан Мэй и Роджер Тэйлор. Статуя попала на обложку посмертного альбома группы “Made In Heaven” и быстро стала объектом почитания фанатов со всего мира, а также местом сбора поклонников Queen в День памяти Фредди Меркьюри, который проводится в первые выходные сентября начиная с 2003 года.

Читайте также: 20 памятников знаменитым рок-музыкантам со всего света

Зал Славы рок-н-ролла

Зал славы рок-н-ролла, Кливленд. Фото: 10awesome.com

Где: 1100 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44114, США
GPS-координаты: 41°30'30.15" N -81°41'43.80" W

Инициатором создания «Зала славы рок-н-ролла» стал глава знаменитой фирмы “Atlantic Records” Ахмет Эртегюн: по его задумке, членами Зала должны были стать наиболее известные и влиятельные исполнители, продюсеры и другие личности, оказавшим значительное влияние на музыкальную индустрию.

Первая церемония введения в Зал славы состоялась в 1986 года, но какое-то время у Зала не было собственного здания. Его предлагалось поставить то в Нью-Йорке, то в Мемфисе, где гремели студии “Sun” и “Stax Records”, то в Детройте, породившем “Motown Records”, то в Филадельфии, откуда были родом первый исполнитель рок-н-роллов Билл Хейли и передача “American Bandstand”, также пропагандировавшая рок-н-ролл. В итоге победил Кливленд - родной город диск-жокея Алана Фрида, который первым употребил термин «рок-н-ролл» по отношению к записям, крутившимся на его радиостанции.

Экспозиция Зала славы рок-н-ролла. Фото: rockhall.com

Музей был открыт 1 сентября 1995 года, на открытии присутствовали, помимо прочих, Йоко Оно и рок-н-ролльщик Литтл Ричард. Здание насчитывает семь этажей, на первом из которых располагается так называемый зал Ахмета Эртегюна с выставками, посвященными корням рок-н-ролла - музыке госпел, блюзу, ритм-энд-блюзу, фолку, кантри и блюграссу, а также ключевым городам истории рок-н-ролла - Мемфису, Детройту, Лондону, Ливерпулю, Сан-Франциско, Лос-Анджелесу, Нью-Йорку и Сиэтлу. При этом тематика выставок не ограничивается рок-н-роллом, затрагивая и родственные стили типа соул-музыки и хип-хопа. На других этажах располагаются выставочные пространства, посвященные отдельным музыкантам и группам, кафе и сцена для выступлений, несколько кинотеатров, транслирующих фильмы по истории рока - одним словом, настоящему любителю музыки скучать здесь не придется!

Парк Виретта или «парк Курта Кобейна»

Скамейка в парке Курта Кобейна. Фото: Pinterest

Где: Парк возле дома 171 на бульваре Лейк-Вашингтон, Сиэтл, США
GPS-координаты: 47° 37' 9.2640'' N 122° 16' 55.7688'' W.

«Парк Курта Кобейна» (таково неофициальное название этого места) - еще один стихийный мемориал, созданный фанатами в парке рядом с домом, где Кобейн покончил с собой. Как и у других кремированных знаменитостей, у Кобейна нет могилы, хотя Кортни Лав, как говорят, захоронила часть его праха под деревом перед домом. Поэтому фанаты приезжают в парк, чтобы оставить подарки для Курта, а заодно и автографы на одной из двух скамеек, где иногда сидел Курт. Увы, все это совсем не по вкусу соседям.

Скамейка с граффити в парке Курта Кобейна. Фото: seattlerex.com

«Это злобный райончик»

«Они крайне ненавидят все это дело, - говорит автор биографии Кобейна «Тяжелее небес» Чарльз Кросс. – Это злобный райончик. Если вы оглядитесь вокруг, вы увидите знаки, на некоторых из них написано «Не нарушать границ владения» по-французски. Так что представляете себе. Говард Шульц, генеральный директор “Starbucks”, жил в одном из домов вон там. Питер Бак из R.E.M жил вон в том доме. Речь идет о наследниках промышленных корпораций, миллиардерах от «Майкрософта» – все они живут в этом районе. Так что одна мысль о том, что кучка нечёсаных парней из Аргентины может прийти сюда на скамейку попить пивка в любой час дня и ночи, вызывает у них бурю негативных эмоций». Власти города также не торопятся увековечивать память Кобейна, вероятно, полагая, что наркоман, выстреливший себе в голову из ружья, вряд ли заслуживает памяти.

Могила Майкла Джексона

Памятный камень Майкла Джексона. Фото: findagrave.com

Где: Мемориальный парк Форест-Лаун, Глендейл, Калифорния, США
GPS-координаты:
34°07'24.5"N 118°14'53.8"W

Король поп-музыки скончался 25 июня 2009 года на 51-м году жизни, однако похоронен был только в начале сентября, поскольку у родственников певца возникли разногласия относительно места похорон. Один из братьев Джексона Джермейн настаивал на том, что певца нужно похоронить в парке его знаменитого поместья Neverland, однако мать певца Кэтрин Джексон заявила, что Майкл не хотел бы быть похороненным в месте, напоминавшем ему о многомесячном суде по делу о совращении несовершеннолетних. В итоге Джексон был похоронен на кладбище “Forest Lawn”, неподалеку от Лос-Анджелеса, на котором покоятся такие знаменитости, как Хамфри Богарт, Уолт Дисней, Элизабет Тейлор, Кларк Гейбл и Нат «Кинг» Коул. Склеп с изображением трех ангелов, которые символизируют детей певца, скорбящих над могилой отца, принадлежит основателю “Motown Records” Берри Горди - именно на фирме “Motown” были сделаны первые записи семейного ансамбля Jacksons Five.

Закрытый для посещений мавзолей с гробницей Майкла Джексона.

Разумеется, место погребения не могло не стать местом паломничества: уже через год после смерти певца администрация кладбища заявила, что фанаты певца являются для них нежелательными гостями, а возле входа в усыпальницу Джексона будет разрешено находиться только членам семьи, которые обязаны заранее сообщить о своем визите. Смягчились ли столь жесткие требования со временем, пока неизвестно.

Приют “Strawberry Field”

Где: Beaconsfield Rd, Liverpool L25 6DA, Великобритания
GPS-координаты: 53° 22′ 49″ N, 2° 53′ 2″ W

«С утра и до позднего вечера Джон был счастлив, как птичка», - утверждали родственницы Джона Леннона в Ливерпуле во главе с незабвенной тетушкой Мими. Так это или нет, но его детство не было таким уж безоблачным: летний поход в кино, рождественская пантомима в театре «Эмпайр» и пикник в саду детского дома Армии спасения «Земляничные поля». «Как только начинал играть оркестр Армии спасения, Джон начинал подпрыгивать на месте и приговаривать: “Мими, пошли, не то опоздаем“», - вспоминала тетушка Джона. В 1967 году The Beatles выпустили сингл, одна из песен которого называлась “Strawberry Fields Forever”, и вызвали новую волну внимания к этому месту, ставшему еще одним обязательным пунктом посещения истинного битломана. Сам приют был закрыт в 2005 году: сообщалось, что здание и парк вокруг него планируется открыть для публики, а в самом здании открыть учебный центр и постоянную выставку, посвященную истории приюта и песне "Strawberry Fields Forever", однако этого пока так и не произошло.

Стена Цоя

Стена Цоя на Арбате

Где: стена дома 37 по улице Арбат, Москва.
GPS-координаты: 55.751199,37.589872

«Народный мемориал» Виктора Цоя появился в 1990 году, когда кто-то неизвестный вывел на стене дома № 37 по Арбату надпись «Сегодня погиб Виктор Цой». В ответ кто-то приписал: «Цой жив», а со временем на стене появились и другие надписи. «Для хипующей молодёжи стена была ещё и способом коммуникации, своеобразной «цыганской почтой». Здесь оставляли послания для друзей, с которыми не удалось увидеться, и назначали новые встречи», - пояснил художник Вадим Сидоров. Хотя местные жители весьма недовольны регулярными нашествиями фанатов группы «Кино», стена стала одной из самых известных культурных достопримечательностей столицы, а главный архитектор Москвы Сергей Кузнецов назвал ее одним из феноменов уличной жизни и культуры.

«Минуло четверть века, а слава его живёт»

«Наличие в Москве такой стены памяти, настоящего народного мемориала, имеет для меня значение, мне это важно. Когда Вити не стало, казалось, пройдет лет пять и о нём забудут. Но минуло четверть века, а слава его живёт», - говорил отец Цоя Роберт Максимович. Увы, за время существования стены она пришла в неудовлетворительное состояние: инициативная группа поклонников музыканта неоднократно предлагала провести реставрацию стены, но активистам не удалось договориться с собственником здания. Идею реставрации предлагалось вынести на общественное обсуждение с помощью системы электронных референдумов «Активный гражданин», однако сейчас о ней ничего не известно. Тем не менее остается надеяться, что этот вопрос рано или поздно будет решен.

Мемориал Джона Леннона “Strawberry Fields”

Где: W 72nd St, New York, NY 10019, США
GPS-координаты: 40°46'18.59" N -73°58'17.39" W

Трагическая гибель Джона Леннона 8 декабря 1980 года вызвала скорбь во всем мире и стала знамением окончания целой эпохи, поэтому не увековечить его память в городе, где он прожил последние десять лет своей жизни, было бы по меньшей мере странно. В 45-й день рождения Джона, 9 октября 1985 года, мэр Нью-Йорка Эд Кох и вдова экс-битла Йоко Оно открыли в Центральном парке мемориал “Strawberry Fields”: через дорогу от входа в него располагается печально известная «Дакота», на пороге которой был убит Джон. Йоко написала главам государств во всем мире с просьбой прислать растение, камень или минерал, которые могли бы представлять эту страну в мемориале, и на ее просьбу откликнулось сто двадцать шесть государств. В центре треугольного мемориала, спроектированного как зеленая зона, расположена круглая мозаика, в центре которой выложено слово “Imagine” - отсылка к самой известной из сольных песен Леннона. Мозаика — копия сохранившихся полов в разрушенных Помпеях: ее изготовили и подарили парку неапольские мастера. А поклонники Джона регулярно выкладывают на мозаике значок «пацифика», используя для этого лепестки цветов.

Клуб “Cavern” («Пещера»)

Клуб "Cavern" на Мэттью Стрит. Фото: baseservicedapartments.co.uk

Где: Mathew Street, 10, Ливерпуль, Великобритания
GPS-координаты: 53° 24′ 22″ N, 2° 59′ 14″ W

Любитель джазовой музыки Алан Ситнер основал клуб “Cavern” после того, как побывал в парижском джаз-клубе “Le Caveau” («Погреб»). Изначально ливерпульская «Пещера» также была джаз-клубом, однако вскоре стала приютом для скиффл-групп, одной из которых были основанные Джоном Ленноном The Quarrymen. В 1959 году Ситнер продал клуб Рэю Макфоллу, который быстро сориентировался в новой моде и стал предоставлять сцену блюзовым и бит-группам: помимо The Beatles там выступала группа Rory Storm And The Hurricanes с Ринго Старром на ударных, а в раздевалке работала будущая певица Силла Блэк. “Cavern Club” быстро стал новой штаб-квартирой The Beatles, а после их взлета там выступали такие звезды, как Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, Стиви Уандер и Элтон Джон. Однако в марте 1973 года клуб был закрыт для строительства ветки метро и засыпан грунтом.

В тесном подвальчике клуба. Фото: themortonreport.com

Метро в Ливерпуле так и не появилось, а в апреле 1984 года открыл свои двери новый клуб, собранных из 15 тысяч камней и кирпичей первоначального здания. С тех пор он стал одной из основных площадок легендарного летнего фестиваля музыки The Beatles. А 4 декабря 1999 Пол Маккартни представил в клубе альбом ”Run Devil Run”: концерт, вышедший на DVD, оказался одним из лучших в наследии экс-битла.

Поместье Элвиса Пресли «Грейсленд»

«Грейсленд» - поместье Элвиса Пресли. Фото: Graceland.com

Где: Elvis Presley Blvd, Memphis, TN 38116, США
GPS-координаты: 35° 2′ 45.4″ N, 90° 1′ 22.6″ W

«Я чувствую себя дома только когда я в Грейсленде».

«Я чувствую себя дома только когда я в Грейсленде. Это мой дом. Я нигде больше не хотел бы жить», - заявлял король рок-н-ролла Элвис Пресли о поместье, которое он купил за 100 000 долларов в 1957 году. Поместье стало резиденцией Пресли, где он мог жить, совершенно не соприкасаясь с внешним миром, плавать в бассейне, записывать пластинки… Именно там Элвис скончался и был похоронен вместе с родителями - Верноном Пресли и Глэдис Лав Смит.

Роскошный интерьер «Грейсленда». Фото: Graceland.com

7 июня 1982 года поместье было открыто для публики вдовой музыканта Присциллой Пресли и стало настоящей Меккой для его поклонников, как можно увидеть, к примеру, в фильме Джима Джармуша «Таинственный поезд». В начале 1980х поместье посетил знаменитый певец Пол Саймон: песня, написанная им под впечатлением от поездки, стала заглавной в альбоме 1986 года “Graceland”, который, в свою очередь, определил направление его деятельности на десятилетия вперед. А в 2003 году сэр Пол Маккартни оставил на могиле своего кумира медиатор, «чтобы Элвис смог сыграть и на небесах».

Могила Джима Моррисона

Где: Кладбище Пер-Лашез, 16, Rue du Repos, Париж, Франция
GPS-координаты: 48.861944, 2.394167

Могила лидера The Doors на кладбище Пер-Лашез занимает пятое место в списке самых посещаемых парижских достопримечательностей: с самого начала поклонники Моррисона «отмечались» не только на месте его погребения, но и на соседних могилах. В 1981 году хорватский скульптор Младен Микулин установил на могиле бюст своей работы и новое надгробие: фанаты и кладбищенские вандалы со временем изуродовали бюст, а в 1988 году и вовсе украли его. В 1989 году Микулин сделал новый бюст Моррисона, а в 2001 году - его изображение из бронзы, однако ни того, ни другого на могиле сейчас нет. Впрочем, видимо, со временем успокоились и рок-фанаты: знаменитый сфинкс на могиле Оскара Уайльда носит на себе куда больше «знаков любви». Возможно, сказался и тот факт, что сегодня могила Джима защищена от рок-вандалов оградой.

Студия звукозаписи Abbey Road Studios и пешеходный переход возле нее

Где: 3 Abbey Rd, Лондон, Великобритания
GPS-координаты: 51°31'32.95" N 0°10'25.24" E

В легендарной студии звукозаписи недалеко от станции метро “St.John’s Wood” записывались “Dark Side Of The Moon” Pink Floyd, “OK Computer” группы Radiohead, первые пластинки Alan Parsons Project, саундтрек к шестому эпизоду саги «Звездные войны», и, конечно же, альбомы The Beatles. Сфотографироваться на переходе, увековеченном на обложке битловского “Abbey Road” - святая обязанность каждого битломана, посещающего Лондон. А вот как к этому относятся водители, которым приходится проезжать знаменитую «зебру», увы, неизвестно.


          

What Is A Cryptocurrency Wallet

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A cryptocurrency wallet is a virtual digital app. Where allows users to views balance, monitors, stores and transfer currencies one user to another in the securely. User’s transactions are peer-to-peer recorded in the blockchain.

Are you interested to want a Cryptocurrency Wallet for your personal or business use? Well, you come to the right place.

A cryptocurrency wallet is one kind of E-wallet. Where you can store your digital assets or currencies and transaction currencies like BTC, LTC, ETH, and more. You can grow your investments, maintains the balance and monitor.

How To Use Cryptocurrency Wallet?

Increasing the number of currencies day by day, there are more than 200 cryptocurrencies in the world. Users are stored currencies in their cryptocurrency wallets through the private or public keys with various blockchain.  Wallets allow to user send or receive their digital currencies and store them in it.

Nowadays multi wallets are going more popular. Because of using the multi-currency wallet, users can manage all digital currencies in one wallet.

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Commenti su Contro il capitalismo cronofago, a difesa del nostro tempo di Angelo Benuzzi

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La domanda finale immagino sia in parte una provocazione, oltre che una amara constatazione del livello di dipendenza indotto dalle piattaforme di social media (e dalla loro iterazione / collaborazione automatizzata). Se la risposta tecnica è positiva, rimangono sullo sfondo alcune considerazioni che non sono proprio indifferenti. La prima è legata alle “tracce” digitali delle nostre iterazioni; dopo aver chiuso un account, cosa accade a tutte le pagine virtuali che in qualche modo vi si erano collegate? I detriti immateriali permangono ben oltre la chiusura, ne ho fatto esperienza personalmente con il mio defunto account Twitter (oltre che con vari blog, tutti consegnati all’effimero collettivo). La seconda, per me ancora più preoccupante, è quella della proprietà dei dati. I contratti che sottoscriviamo senza leggerli con i depositari delle varie piattaforme social sono perlomeno ambigui nel merito e al momento non sono a conoscenza di una vera e propria letteratura legale in merito. Fotografie, filmati, meme più o meno idioti, articoli e tutto il resto possono essere considerati come compresi in un sostanziali limbo digitale, il cui accesso ci viene negato ex post alla cancellazione dell’account ma, almeno teoricamente, restano nella disponibilità dei gestori. Come tanti altri prima di me, considero la differenza tra la soglia possibile di attenzione o gestione dell’informazione umana rispetto alla massa di dati “raw” a cui siamo esposti una sorta di filtro biologico che mi auguro non verrà superato a breve (ma non ho molta fiducia nel merito). Tornare al web 2.0 è una buona idea nel principio ma non credo sia sufficiente. Come fare ad astrarsi da un flusso di dati e di decisioni automatizzate basate sul flusso in questione temo sia un tema molto più pressante.
          

Spanish citrus prices remain virtually unchanged

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During week 48, citrus prices have remained virtually unchanged. According to sources from the Lonja de Córdoba, the market is now quiet as a result of the days of continuous rains and the inability to enter many farms. Meanwhile, there have been some increases in the Lonja de Valencia, namely for the…
          

Crypto Buying and selling For Novices: Ethereum, Ether and Clever Contracts

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This video clip clarifies the Ethereum community and its native cryptocurrency Ether. We highlight some similarities and discrepancies that Ether has with Bitcoin and introduce essential terms like sensible contracts, DApps and the Ethereum Virtual Equipment (EVM). We also investigate some potential purposes that could possibly stem from the Ethereum[...]
          

Xbox Chief Phil Spencer Stands By Xbox Scarlett VR Snub Despite 'Amazing' Half-Life: Alyx

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Xbox Chief Phil Spencer Stands By Xbox Scarlett VR Snub Despite 'Amazing' Half-Life: Alyx Earlier this week, Xbox chief Phil Spencer ruffled a few feathers in the gaming world when he spoke his mind on the state of virtual reality (VR) for consoles. Spencer at the time lamented problems that he saw with VR technology, and stated his reasoning for not pursuing the technology with Microsoft's upcoming Xbox Project Scarlett gaming

          

GPU-Job Migration: The rCUDA Case

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Virtualization techniques have been shown to report benefits to data centers and other computing facilities. In this regard, not only virtual machines allow to reduce the size of the computing infrastructure while increasing overall resource utilization, but also virtualizing individual components of computers may provide significant benefits. This is the case, for instance, for the remote GPU virtualization technique, implemented in several frameworks during the recent years. The large degree of flexibility provided by the remote GPU virtualization technique can be further increased by applying the migration mechanism to it, so that the GPU part of applications can be live-migrated to another GPU elsewhere in the cluster during execution time in a transparent way. In this paper we present the implementation of the migration mechanism within the rCUDA remote GPU virtualization middleware. Furthermore, we present a thorough performance analysis of the implementation of the migration mechanism within rCUDA. To that end, we leverage both synthetic and real production applications as well as three different generations of NVIDIA GPUs. Additionally, two different versions of the InfiniBand interconnect are used in this study. Several use cases are provided in order to show the extraordinary benefits that the GPU-job migration mechanism can report to data centers.
          

T-Gaming: A Cost-Efficient Cloud Gaming System at Scale

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Cloud gaming (CG) system could pursue both high-quality gaming experience via intensive computing, and ultimate convenience anywhere at anytime through any energy-constrained mobile devices. Despite the abundance of efforts devoted, state-of-the-art CG systems still suffer from multiple key limitations: expensive deployment cost, high bandwidth consumption and unsatisfied quality of experience (QoE). As a result, existing works are not widely adopted in reality. This paper proposes a Transparent Gaming framework called T-Gaming that allows users to play any popular high-end desktop/console games on-the-fly over the Internet. T-Gaming utilizes the off-the-shelf consumer GPUs without resorting to the expensive proprietary GPU virtualization (vGPU) technology to reduce the deployment cost. Moreover, it enables prioritized video encoding based on the human visual feature to reduce the bandwidth consumption without noticeable visual quality degradation. Last but not least, T-Gaming adopts adaptive real-time streaming based on deep reinforcement learning (RL) to improve user's QoE. To evaluate the performance of T-Gaming, we implement and test a prototype system in the real world. Compared with the existing cloud gaming systems, T-Gaming not only reduces the expense per user by 75 percent hardware cost reduction and 14.3 percent network cost reduction, but also improves the normalized average QoE by 3.6-27.9 percent.
          

Now where have I heard that term before?

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Adam Schiff has publicly floated the idea of the House holding onto the articles of impeachment instead of passing them on to the Senate as "a sealed indictment":
We now have the spectacle of Bug-eyes Schiff and former Michigan Democrat Governor Jennifer Granholm laying out a scenario on the Sunday morning talk shows in which the seditious Democrats would go ahead and vote on articles of impeachment before congress recesses for the Christmas holidays, but then hold them up indefinitely while the House Intelligence Committee under Schiff’s control continues its clown show witch hunt.

The Democrat theory of the day being that Republicans can’t begin a Senate trial until the articles have been formally transmitted to them by the House. Here is what Schiff had to say to CNN’s fake host Jake Tapper:

“We have continued to learn more information every day. And I think that is going to continue,” he said on CNN. “So, we may have to file addendums to that report. We may have other depositions and hearings to do.”

Later on the same program, after Schiff laid out his strategy for ongoing investigations as far as the eye can see, Granholm detailed the other side of this latest un-American tactic:

 “It is important to consider as Democrats to slow our roll a little bit. I was glad to hear that Adam Schiff said there is other information and this is not the end of things. And people are saying before you toss it over to the Senate, why don’t you take your vote on what you’ve heard and just hold it. Seal it, like a sealed indictment until you’ve gathered what you think is necessary to convince the jury that has already made up its mind. I don’t think we’re there yet.”

Yeah, sure, just seal it like an indictment, and keep the nation in limbo for as long as ol’ Bug-eyes sees fit.

This of course is what is known in the DC Swamp as a “trial balloon.” Schiff and Granholm obviously coordinated their remarks in advance to roll this concept out and see what kind of reaction it creates in the public and among their corrupt media toadies like Fake Jake Tapper.
It's not a trial balloon, it's a hapless bluff meant to stop the forces of the God-Emperor from unsealing all the thousands of indictments that will launch the long-awaited Swarm. And, of course, it is a virtual admission that the case for impeachment the Democrats have constructed is bound to fail. Which is precisely why the President should not accept their tacit offer of leaving things with the status quo; he has them on the ropes, he knows it, and now he knows they know it too.
          

Uber lanza tarjeta de regalo para empresas

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Uber Empresas dio a conocer una tarjeta de regalo para compañías mexicanas. En conferencia de prensa, René Scull, director de Uber Empresas en México, dijo que en el país 65% de los viajes que se realizan son de negocios y tienen cinco mil firmas registradas en la plataforma para compañías. La tarjeta de regalo virtual […]
          

air jordans 1 mid (aucune réponse)

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ÿþSus modernas air jordan 1 nike instalaciones de última generación emplean a más de empleados en Beaverton Oregon. Los ingenieros de Leupold diseñan, mecanizan, ensamblan y prueban todas sus ópticas dentro de esta instalación. Solo el mejor material conocido por el hombre se usa para la producción de sus ópticas, especialmente las lentes, y son de la más alta calidad que exigen los ingenieros de Leupold. Además de los visores de rifle, Leupold también ofrece una línea fina de binoculares y telescopios. Los productos producidos están hechos para durar más de una vida y están respaldados por la famosa Garantía de por vida de Leupold. Establecen todos los estándares que otros fabricantes de óptica se esfuerzan por lograr. La óptica Leupold es reconocida mundialmente por su robustez, integridad absoluta a prueba de agua y su calidad óptica superior.

En muchas partes del mundo, especialmente en numerosos estados de los EE. UU., La pesca de lubina se considera una actividad de ocio popular. Si su objetivo es experimentar innumerables mordidas de bajo en su línea, es imprescindible aprender técnicas sobre cómo pescar bajo. Algunas personas pueden pensar que pescar lubina es la actividad perfecta durante la temporada de verano. La razón detrás de esta forma de pensar es porque las vacaciones familiares generalmente se llevan a cabo durante los meses de verano. Aunque puede ser cierto que una de las actividades nike air jordan 1 de verano que pueden disfrutar las familias es la pesca de lubina, no cambia el hecho de que el clima cálido generalmente provoca que la lubina permanezca más profunda en el agua durante el día. Por lo tanto, es más fácil pescar lubina durante el otoño y la primavera, a menos que pesque de noche durante el verano, ya que la lubina seguramente se moverá a aguas poco profundas para cazar a sus presas.

Las air jordan mid 1 personas que investigan información sobre cómo pescar el bajo también aprenderán que la técnica más básica pero más importante para capturar el bajo es poder lanzar adecuadamente un pozo y recuperar su cuchara o cebo. Depende de usted si desea usar cebo de plástico o uno que esté vivo, siempre que lance y recupere con la fuerza correcta y los movimientos adecuados. Hacer una recuperación lenta la mayoría de las veces es un éxito, pero no tenga miedo de recuperarlo rápidamente, especialmente si desea captar la atención de los graves, luego continúe con una forma más lenta de recuperación. La pesca del bajo también se convierte en un éxito si sabe desde el principio dónde se esconde la mayor parte del bajo. Más a menudo que no, el bajo se puede encontrar escondido encubierto e. sol. debajo de rocas o debajo de tocones de árboles caídos.

El software para todos los air jordan 1 mid juegos está disponible en sus sitios web. Tienen instrucciones simples y fáciles de seguir y uno puede instalarlo rápidamente antes de comenzar con el juego. Algunos sitios de casino en línea, como aquí en Jackpotslot, son aún mejores porque no necesita descargar nada, puede jugar juegos de casino allí mismo en el sitio. Hay una variedad de juegos de casino disponibles en los sitios de casino en línea, como la ruleta y el video póker y muchos juegos de máquinas tragamonedas. No es necesario depositar dinero. Los jugadores reciben dinero virtual conocido como fichas. La tecnología avanzada ha hecho que el casino en línea sea exactamente como los juegos de casino en vivo. La emoción de la experiencia de jugar estos juegos no tiene comparación con ningún otro juego en línea. Puede ganar más dinero en los sitios de casino en línea que en los casinos reales.

Estos también tienen sonidos similares como cuando estás jugando en un casino terrestre. Además, tendrás la oportunidad de jugar juegos de casino con personas de todo el mundo. También tienes la oportunidad de conocerlos chateando con ellos. La mejor parte de estos juegos es que puedes jugar al juego de casino sin preocuparte por gastar demasiado dinero porque puedes hacerlo desde la comodidad de tu propia casa sin volar a Las Vegas o Europa y sin comprar comida y bebida en esos casinos de clase alta. . Puedes jugarlo en cualquier momento y experimentar la verdadera emoción. Esto es puro entretenimiento sin tensiones y puede ganar premios más grandes que en los casinos terrestres. Si llega a una determinada etapa, los premios se otorgan en forma de efectivo. Esta es una excelente oportunidad para las personas que se quedan en casa.

Los casinos en línea son versiones en línea de los casinos tradicionales. La mayoría de los casinos en línea generalmente ofrecen probabilidades y porcentajes de recuperación que son comparables a los casinos en tierra. Algunos casinos en línea reclaman porcentajes de recuperación de la inversión más altos para los juegos de máquinas tragamonedas, y algunos publican auditorías de porcentaje de pago en air jordans 1 mid sus sitios web. Si bien los casinos en línea son muy accesibles en la red, los jugadores deben ser conscientes de la confiabilidad y legalidad de estos sitios de casinos. Las apuestas de casino en línea tienen sus propias ventajas. Apostar en línea le ahorra gastos de viaje. Se considera un lugar más seguro para apostar. A través de las apuestas de casino en línea, uno puede disfrutar de mejores ofertas, incentivos, probabilidades y conveniencia directamente en su propia casa. Hay muchos casinos en línea que ofrecen grandes bonos, y acabo de encontrar el me acabo de encontrar el mejor entre ellos aquí en Jackpotslot.
          

Daddy Yankee hace historia con el primer museo urbano

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El álbum Barrio Fino de Daddy Yankee cumplió 15 años este año y un nuevo museo celebra la rica historia de un ícono que, con su música, ha revolucionado la cultura en todo el mundo.

"El Jefe" Daddy Yankee Museum, el primer pop-up diseñado y dedicado a honrar al Rey del Reggaetón, abrio al público en San Juan, Puerto Rico, el 22 de noviembre de 2019 hasta enero de 2020.

La experiencia del museo destaca las contribuciones del “Big Boss” y su música en una impresionante exhibición que se remonta a sus primeros éxitos escritos, hasta hoy.

Este es el primer museo del mundo que cuenta parte de la historia del reggaetón a través de los ojos de Daddy Yankee. La exhibición de 8,000 pies cuadrados recrea la historia de su vida en orden cronológico al recrear parte de su vecindario con escenografía, momentos importantes de su carrera y su música, entrevistas exclusivas para el museo, premios, vestuarios del artista de momentos únicos en su carrera y en la historia del género urbano, e incluso los eventos que lo han llevado a ser un ícono de la música en todo el mundo.

Esta exposición también cuenta con tecnología interactiva donde el público puede sentir esos momentos memorables del ícono de Puerto Rico para que cada persona pueda tomar un recuerdo personalizado de esta experiencia.

Edición limitada de gorras personalizadas

Los visitantes al museo podrán tener una experiencia virtual de personalizar gorras en línea, edición limitada para el museo. Disponibles para la venta por medio de un QR Code.

Sobre la exhibición:

Abierto al público desde el viernes, 22 de noviembre hasta enero de 2020.

Admisión gratuita con reservación:

jueves 21 de noviembre, 2019 a partir de las 12:01 pm EST en

https://www.daddyyankee.com

¿Dónde?:

Plaza Las Américas, Primer Nivel, al lado Sears – (Entradas: Red Lobster & Starbucks y/o Banco Popular)

Días y horarios:

Lunes a jueves 10AM - 7PM 

Domingos 11AM-5PM

 


          

RE: Move window to virtual desktop Win10

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Facebook adquiere al estudio de Beat Saber

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Facebook ha comprado Beat Games, el estudio responsable del juego de ritmo para realidad virtual Beat Saber, y ya es de forma oficial parte de Oculus Studios.

En un nuevo post publicado en la web de Oculus, Mike Verdu, de Facebook, ha valorado de forma muy positiva la adquisición. "Las experiencias compartidas de los videojuegos son profundamente memorables, y para millones de personas, Beat Saber fue su primer encuentro con la realidad virtual inmersiva. Hoy anunciamos que Beat Games se une a nuestra misión para llevar la realidad virtual a más gente".

Beat Games se unirá a Oculus Studios como desarrolladora independiente, y seguirá teniendo su sede en Praga. "La historia que intentamos probar con el tiempo es esta," ha escrito, "un estudio indie que une fuerzas con aliados que piensan parecido y juntos encuentran formas de llevar la realidad virtual a nuevas alturas."

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Phil Spencer asegura que la realidad virtual no es una prioridad de Project Scarlett porque los fans no lo están pidiendo

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La realidad virtual no será una prioridad de Project Scarlett, según ha declarado el principal responsable de Xbox.

Phil Spencer ha afirmado en una entrevista con Stevivor que los usuarios de Xbox no están pidiendo la realidad virtual, y que a él no termina de convencerle.

"Tengo algunos problemas con la realidad virtual," ha declarado. "Aísla, y yo pienso en los juegos como una experiencia común en la que estamos todos juntos. Respondemos a lo que los clientes nos piden y... nadie está pidiendo realidad virtual."

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Žaidimų industrijos istorija: nuo balto kamuoliuko iki virtualių pasaulių

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Du žaidėjai. Du valdymo pultai. Ekrane judantis kamuoliukas. Ir jį atmušti turinčios juostelės, kurias pultais galima judinti aukštyn arba žemyn. Tokia buvo komercinių kompiuterinių žaidimų pradžia. 47-ąjį gimtadienį švenčiantis stalo teniso simuliatorius „Pong“ laikomas kompiuterinių žaidimų rinkos ledlaužiu.
          

eLearning Days keep students learning during snow days

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  E-Learning or flex days will be implemented this school year. Students can do an assignment virtually on snow or cold days when they will not be in school. This is to prevent adding on days to the end of the school year when students would have to make up the school lost on snow...
          

Trend Micro debuts world’s broadest security services platform

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Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), the global leader in cloud security, announced during the World AI Show, the launch of Trend Micro Cloud One™, a security services platform for organizations building applications in the cloud. Cloud One allows developers to rapidly build applications using the cloud services they want, while managing their organization’s risk.

Cloud One delivers the industry’s broadest range of security capabilities in a single platform. Designed to help organizations meet their most strategic cloud priorities, it allows customers to migrate existing applications to the cloud, deliver new cloud-native applications and achieve cloud operational excellence. The first-of-its-kind platform has the flexibility to solve immediate customer challenges and the innovation to rapidly evolve with cloud services.

At its heart, Cloud One includes the world’s leading workload security service that is already in use by thousands of organizations. It is complemented by enhanced container security and brand-new offerings for application security, network security, file storage security and cloud security posture management to ensure cloud infrastructure is optimally configured. Many cloud security solutions are often hard to manage and deploy, inflexible and fail to provide the level of visibility IT teams need to manage fast-emerging risks.

Trend Micro’s all-in-one platform approach is designed to deliver simplified, automated and flexible protection, regardless of where an organization is on the journey to the cloud. Customers using the platform will benefit from a single-sign-on to all services, common user and cloud-service enrolment, visibility from a single console and a common pricing and billing model. “We have been helping our Qatar customers with secure cloud transformation since the birth of the cloud, over a decade ago,” said Assad Arabi, Country Manager – Qatar, Trend Micro. “Qatar customers have a mix of legacy servers, virtualized data centers and newer services such as containers and serverless applications, and all of which can be protected using Cloud One.”

Trend Micro’s new cloud security platform supports the leading cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

“As more companies move their infrastructure and applications to the cloud, and adopt a shared responsibility model, we want our customers to have the option of the broadest choice from the best products in the market,” said Dave McCann, Vice President, AWS Migration, Marketplace and Control Services at Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Trend Micro’s new cloud security platform represents another example of new innovation, that is available via AWS Marketplace. By leveraging AWS Marketplace features like SaaS Contract API, Private Offers, and Consulting Partner Private Offers, customers can contract directly from Trend Micro, or their consulting partners around the world. We are committed to empowering our shared customers with easy and fast procurement and provisioning.”

Organizations like Armor in Dallas, Texas, are relying on Trend Micro for strategic cloud security. 

“As a security-as-a-service provider, we need to deliver on the security and compliance outcomes our customers demand of Armor. We need powerful, scalable security tools which easily integrate into Armor’s cloud security product, Armor Anywhere, to protect our customers’ constantly evolving multi-cloud and virtual environments,” said Josh Bosquez, CTO for Armor. “Our company’s primary goal is to provide security in a dynamic multi-cloud world. We leverage Trend Micro to help us deliver that vision and promise to our customers.”

By considering cloud projects and objectives holistically, Trend Micro Cloud One is able to provide enterprise grade security, while leveraging the benefits and efficiencies of the cloud. The Cloud One platform will be available in Q1 2020 with three services fully integrated: workload security, network security and application security. The other components will be available as stand-alone solutions in Q1 2020 and integrated into Cloud One by the end of 2020.

  • Trend Micro Cloud One – Workload Security
  • Trend Micro Cloud One – Container Image Security
  • Trend Micro Cloud One – File Storage Security
  • Trend Micro Cloud One – Network Security
  • Trend Micro Cloud One – Cloud Posture Management
  • Trend Micro Cloud One – Application Security

To find out more about Cloud One, please visit https://www.trendmicro.com/cloudone.

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Cryptocurrency Developer Arrested for Teaching North Korea How to Evade Sanctions

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A cryptocurrency developer, Virgil Griffith, has been arrested for helping teach North Korea how to evade sanctions by using blockchain and virtual currencies. There’s an old saying in...

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BIM for Design Coordination: A Virtual Design and Construction Guide for Designers, General Contractors, and MEP Subcontractors

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A tactical guide to successful Virtual Design and Construction project coordination, featuring case studies from leading VDC firms.

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PaaS-SaaS和IaaS加速移应用开发

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在快节奏的移动应用程序开发的世界,迅速让下一个主要软件发布于外界,有着巨大的压力。加剧短时限和高压截止日期问题的事实是,企业组织真正致力于为他们的移动客户提供最好的用户体验,都背负着四到五个不同的移动平台开发和应用程序部署,它是iOS,RIM ,Android,Windows Phone或Mamaeo.那么,开发团队正用什么办法来处理移动应用开发市场的疯狂压力呢?

一种新的移动开发方法?

最佳实践是永远都不过时的。毕竟,开发是开发,所以采取一种精益或敏捷方法,已在企业开发的世界被证明是有效的,是件容易的事。移动空间的破碎意味着有偶尔扭曲,一个精益开发方法如何得到端对端的实施(一个实时案例是,ThoughtWorks的Giles Alexander推荐的“Y”形方法),但最后在企业界已实行和经过磨练的敏捷实践同样适用于那些手持设备开发。

但是当压力真正来临时,只是按照老方法做事情的话常常是不足的,这就是为什么这么多的移动领域参与者正在寻找新的技术和方法来为他们节省时间和金钱。这就是为什么这么多移动开发人员和移动解决方案架构师期望云能帮助他们开发,部署,比以往任何时候都快的发布应用程序到市场上。

“就像我与首席技术官的谈话,特别是和新创建的公司,这是件简单的事,”虚拟化实践公司(The Virtualization Practice)的分析师,也是在敏捷云开发方面的一名专家Ryan Shriver说。“他们正在寻找在这类事情,因为他们告诉我,‘我能够更快开始编写商业应用程序代码,而不必处理所有的基础设施和管道。’”当然,开发者编写自己的代码越早,完成项目进入移动应用程序商店就更快。

PaaS角色和移动市场

平台即服务(PaaS)角色对于许多初创移动公司已经变得特别有吸引力,因为花在安装和配置的时间显着减少,这是因为根据定义,PaaS服务将为你处理这些类型的活动。“一个PaaS角色将处理你的软件的所有部署,而不用你真的担心底层的基础设施,”Shriver说。对比一个基础设施即服务(IaaS),如亚马逊的EC2,该客户端已几乎完全占用了操作系统,而且还要必须去做更多的工作。

完全控制一个IaaS角色是极好的,但是这也意味着更多的时间都花在做如安装,配置和优化这些事情上,这就是为什么许多移动团队倾向于PaaS解决方案。使用PaaS角色,“你不必担心操作系统,配置或工具是否设置正确。所有的这些东西都神奇般的为你处理好了,”Shriver说。“开发者往往十分喜欢这样。”

云计算不仅仅是提供虚拟化硬件,更多的提供了可靠的目标部署和运行。许多移动应用程序还可以实时的利用基于云计算的Web分析工具。在团队的人开始思考关于部署目的地之前,正在使用基于云的集成开发环境(IDE)来开发应用程序。负载测试,问题跟踪,支付网关和源代码管理解决方案都成为PaaS角色和SaaS解决方案正在解决的标准问题。

企业文化与云计算

然而,不是每个玩家在移动游戏中都和之前Shriver提到的风险投资的初创公司一样渴望选择一个PaaS,SaaS或IaaS角色。大型组织通常不愿意通过利用基于云的服务,加速移动应用程序的交付。“基于云计算的技术可能适合于移动开发,但回到企业,他们如何能自如的使用它,”Shriver说。当然,大型组织不情愿利用基于云的技术这件事正在逐渐改变。规模较大的企业越来越渴望效仿具有速度和成功率的快速移动的初创公司,并也在这样做,他们开始采取治理模式,这样在企业组织里面限制较少并且更加灵活,使用基于云计算的技术可以减少开发时间和降低成本,这是最有意义的。

底线是,移动市场的成功可以尽可能多的被这样的第一批人所驱动,他们很大程度上为已交付的应用程序的质量所驱动,同样的最大限度地减少进入市场的时间也是最重要的。有了这么多可用的基于云计算的产品提供,可以帮助加快从开发到部署到运行时操作的一切,这也难怪今天市场上那些人如此看重移动开发依靠于各种PaaS,SaaS和IaaS产品。

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View sources IP's in Apache Logs behind a Load Balancer

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When you use the Rackspace Cloud Load Balancers, it is common that the IP logged in Apache is the Private IP (ServiceNet) from the Cloud Load Balancer, however, we can fix that.

We can view sources IP’s in Apache Logs doing some changes on Apache configuration file and also on the vhosts configuration files.

On your Apache configuration file, you should to find the line:

LogFormat "%h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %b \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined

Modified to:

LogFormat "%{X-Forwarded-For}i %h %l %u %t \"%r\" %>s %O \"%{Referer}i\" \"%{User-Agent}i\"" combined

And also, on your vhosts configuration files you should to change the “combined” LogFormat definition will then be called in a “CustomLog” entry specific to your VirtualHost configuration. Here is an example VirtualHost definition to show you what I’m referring to:

ServerAdmin webmaster@example.com
DocumentRoot /var/www/html/example.com
ServerName example.com
ErrorLog logs/example.com-error_log
CustomLog logs/example.com-access_log combined

After adding the X-Forwarded-For definition to the LogFormat definition, you can restart Apache and view the logs to notice the difference. If all is done properly, you will see an actual public IP in the first field of your logs instead of the Cloud Load Balancer IP.


          

Las mejores ofertas del domingo antes del Cyber Monday 2019

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El hecho de poder ahorrar unos euros es algo que no molesta a nadie, es más, en los tiempos que corren la mayoría buscan ofertas en las tiendas, ya sean virtuales o físicas. De ahí el éxito de estos días tanto con el Black Friday como con el Cyber Monday 2019, algo que tiendas como Amazon no quiere desaprovechar.

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Opleiden van werknemers: breng een beetje Netflix in je opleidingsaanbod

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Python 3.8 now available!

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If you signed up since 26 November, you'll have Python 3.8 available on your account -- you can use it just like any other Python version.

If you signed up before then, it's a little more complicated, because adding Python 3.8 to your account requires changing your system image. Each account has an associated system image, which determines which Python versions, Python packages, operating system packages, and so on are available. The new image is called "fishnchips" (after the previous system images, "classic", "dangermouse" and "earlgrey").

What this means is that if we change your system image, the pre-installed Python packages will all get upgraded, which means that any code you have that depends on them might stop working if it's not compatible with the new versions.

Additionally, if you're using virtualenvs, because this update upgrades the point releases of the older Python versions (for example, 3.7.0 gets upgraded to 3.7.5), the update may make your envs stop working -- if so, you'll need to rebuild them.

So, long story short -- we can switch your account over to the new system image, but you may need to rebuild your virtualenvs afterwards if you're using them -- and you may need to update your code to handle newer pre-installed Python packages if you're not using virtualenvs.

There are more details about exactly which package versions are included in which system image on the batteries included page. And if you'd like to switch your account over to fishnchips, just drop us a line using the "Send feedback" button. (If you've read all of the above, and understand that you may have to make code/virtualenv changes, mention that you have in the feedback message as otherwise we'll respond by basically repeating all of the stuff we just said, and asking "are you sure?")


          

System update on 21 November 2019

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This morning's system update went smoothly; some websites did take a bit longer than we expected to start up afterwards, but all is well now.

There are two big new features that we have introduced which are going through some final post-deploy tests before they go live -- a new system image (called fishnchips) to support Python 3.8 and to add on a number of extra OS packages that people have been asking us for, and an update to our virtualization system that will fix a number of problems with specific programs. We'll be posting more about those when they're ready to go live.

But there were a number of other things we added:

  • We've added the ability to restart an always-on task without stopping it, waiting for it to stop, and then starting it again -- there's a new "restart" button on the far right of the tasks table.
  • You can now temporarily disable a website without deleting it -- the button is near the bottom of the "Web" page.
  • And, of course, the normal set of minor tweaks, bugfixes, and the like.

Happy coding!


          

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Can You Are Money Playing Poker On The Website?

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UJAM Virtual Bassist Mellow v1.0.1 MAC

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Lycamobile también incrementa los gigas de sus tarifas y establece el máximo en prepago en 30 GB por 20 euros

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Lycamobile también incrementa los gigas de sus tarifas y establece el máximo en prepago en 30 GB por 20 euros

Llevamos algunas semanas viendo como buena parte de los operadores que están renovando sus ofertas en esta última parte del año incluyen al fin mejoras en las tarifas de tarjeta prepago, segmento que permanecía prácticamente paralizado desde comienzos de año. Pero todo parece indicar que en el próximo ranking con las mejores tarifas del mes, todo va a cambiar.

A las recientes novedades de Yoigo, Simyo, Digi y Lebara, ahora se suma también Lycamobile, este último, otro virtual con tarifas específicas para los interesados en llamadas internacionales.

El primero de los cambios en las tarifas de tarjeta prepago de Lycamobile es la descomercialización de la tarifa Smart, una de las pocas del mercado que quedaban sin establecimiento de llamada. Pero tras la rebaja generalizada de las llamadas, cada vez quedan menos tarifas por minuto que puedan resultar interesantes frente a las tarifas con bonos de minutos o ilimitadas.

De las tarifas con bonos de 150 minutos, los cambios se reducen a un aumento de 6 a 7 GB en la tarifa de 10 euros, mientras que en las tarifas con minutos ilimitados, vemos que se ha pasado de 1 a 3 GB por 10 euros y de 20 a 30 GB por 20 euros. Un incremento similar se reproduce en las tarifas Combo, que incluyen menos minutos nacionales, pero compatibilidad para consumirlos con destinos internacionales como hacen Digi o Lebara.

Todos los detalles de las tarifas Lycamobile

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SUOP estrena tarifas de sólo fibra y rebaja el precio de los combinados con móvil

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SUOP estrena tarifas de sólo fibra y rebaja el precio de los combinados con móvil

Suop, el OMV con espíritu colaborativo que nació a finales de 2013 con una única tarifa prepago, ha ido añadido poco a poco nuevas tarifas móviles, tanto de contrato como de prepago. El pasado mes de julio, además, anunció sus primeras tarifas combinadas con fibra óptica, siguiendo el ejemplo de otros operadores virtuales, que también habían comenzado a ofrecer la denominada "fibra barata".

Ahora, como adelanta Movilonia, Suop ha decidido renovar su catálogo de planes con fibra (ya sabemos que prescinde del fijo) y lo ha hecho bajando el precio de las tarifas. Además, ha comenzado a ofrecer la posibilidad de contratar "sólo fibra" (sin línea móvil asociada) y ha puesto en marcha una promoción muy atractiva para nuevos clientes de sus combinadas (fibra + móvil).

30 GB de regalo para nuevos clientes

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Aunque sigue manteniendo las dos opciones de fibra óptica simétrica (100 o 500 Mbps), Suop ha reducido la cuota mensual de sus tarifas (ninguna supera ahora los 50 euros) y ha lanzado la posibilidad de contratar una conexión FTTH (Fiber To The Home) sin necesidad de asociarla a una línea móvil. Es decir, ahora ofrece planes de sólo fibra y de fibra + móvil.

Además, ha puesto en marcha una promoción por la cual regala 30 GB de datos más al mes, siempre y cuando contrates una tarifa combinada antes del 31 de diciembre. De esta forma, aquellos usuarios que contraten, por ejemplo, una conexión con 500 Mbps y una línea móvil con 20 GB y minutos ilimitados, obtendrán 30 GB más al mes para disponer un total de 50 GB por el mismo precio.

De esta forma, las tarifas de solo fibra y de fibra + móvil quedan ahora de la siguiente forma:

  • Solo fibra 100 Mbps: 29,99 euros al mes.

  • Fibra 100 Mbps + móvil con 5 GB y llamadas ilimitadas (35 GB en promoción): 34,99 euros al mes.

  • Fibra 100 Mbps + móvil con 10 GB y llamadas ilimitadas (40 GB en promoción): 39,99 euros al mes.

  • Solo fibra 500 Mbps: 39,99 euros al mes.

  • Fibra 500 Mbps + móvil con 10 GB y llamadas ilimitadas (40 GB en promoción): 44,99 euros al mes.

  • Fibra 500 Mbps + móvil con 20 GB y llamadas ilimitadas (50 GB en promoción): 49,99 euros al mes.

Cabe destacar también que las condiciones de las tarifas de fibra óptica de Suop siguen siendo las mismas, lo que supone que el envío, alta, router e instalación son gratuitos, pero a cambio, el operador establece una permanencia de 12 meses. Además, emplea la cobertura móvil de Orange y ofrece una conexión simétrica con la misma velocidad de subida y bajada.

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Niche job boards proliferate to benefit members, industry

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More associations are creating online career centers aimed at connecting jobseekers and employers in a tight labor market

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Nov. 22, 2019
By Nancy Mann Jackson

Industry employers regularly contact the ATM Industry Association when they’re looking to hire new workers, and members looking for a job frequently contact the association for leads. Association staff routinely had been passing along information for both sides. Last year, leaders decided to make this matchmaking more official.

In September 2018, ATMIA launched its online career center, a place where industry workers can search for new opportunities and employers can post job ads for a fee.

“We’re always looking for better ways to monetize our website,” said David Tente, executive director, USA & Americas. “Some of the major manufacturers have internal websites but there’s no career site for the industry as a whole. We thought it would be good for ATMIA to do it as a representative of the industry.”

As employers continue to face stiff competition to recruit talent, associations are stepping up to help members and their industries by launching, reinvigorating or expanding their online job boards.

The Association for Women in Science has had an online job board since 2007, but it recently devoted internal resources into boosting its attractiveness and to better integrating the board with social media. As a result, the board has seen a 12% increase in activity during the fourth quarter of 2019, as compared to one year earlier.

“Job boards are a great opportunity for those of us in associations to be serving our members and the professions we serve,” said Sandra Robert, CEO of AWIS.“It has been a success for us and has the potential to keep growing and help those in the profession keep growing.”

“A big part of why people engage with our association is because they’re looking to hire STEM professionals or they’re looking for jobs in STEM,” Robert said. “We can serve as a trusted source for both sides.”

Moving to career centers

Some associations are moving beyond a board with job postings to create “career centers,” more robust sites that also other job search and industry resources. An association’s career center may host a virtual career fair, bringing together employers and candidates during a real-time online event. The center may also provide regularly updated content covering industry trends and job search tips.

“More associations are definitely moving to a career center platform rather than a straight job board,” Robert said. “It makes sense because along with job information, members looking for information about resume building, interviewing and salary negotiations. By providing that wraparound content, we can be more helpful for members.”

Consider these tips for developing a career center that can advance the association’s mission and possibly raise some nondues revenue as well.

Make it valuable industry-wide. The best association career centers provide value to people looking for jobs “beyond your own membership,” Robert said. On the AWIS site, anybody can look for jobs or pay a fee to post a job opening.

Anybody can also benefit from the content that is regularly posted there, which includes member input and other curated content focused on job search tips and industry news.

The American Water Works Association’s (AWWA) career center includes a Career Resources section that offers a free resume review and interview tips, said Karen Pacyga, sales operations manager, who handles the Career Center. The site also offers industry-specific training and certification to help job seekers become qualified for the open positions.

Find the right vendor. Some associations develop their job boards in-house, but with a number of vendors specializing in the service, turning it over to a trusted partner can make the process easier. For instance, when ATMIA launched its career center in 2018, leaders chose Boxwood Technology, owned by Naylor Association Solutions, and really didn’t have to do anything else.

“Our vendor actually hosts the career site, and we mirror a page from their site on our site,” Tente said. “They work on a revenue-sharing model. We do some promotions, but their site actually takes orders and handles payments. Then on a regular basis, we receive our piece of the revenue.”

In search of an intuitive interface, AWWA chose YourMembership, part of software provider Community Brands, to handle its Career Center. The tool has been “key to providing a satisfying experience for job seekers,” Pacyga said.

Make it visible. ATMIA first launched its job board with a home page button that said “Career Center,” Tente said. It was one of the first things website visitors saw, and resulted in a lot of clicks. But when other priorities needed front-page placement and the Career Center button was moved back a couple of levels, traffic dropped significantly.

“It was buried too far, so we eventually moved it to a second-level page, which helped some,” Tente said. “If you have the real estate available, I recommend putting a button on the home page.”

In addition to priority placement on your website, give the career center plenty of attention in your member and industry communications. AWIS communicates about its job site regularly through e-newsletters, member publications, its quarterly magazine and social media.

Be patient. As with any new program, a career center can take time to gather steam. While ATMIA’s site hasn’t been as active as anticipated, association leaders are being patient.

ATMIA had expectations of generating at least $15,000 a year in revenue from the career center, and so far is well short of that figure, Tente said. 

“Our vendor tells us that it usually takes two to three years for a job site to get established,” Tente said.


          

White aims to boost impact of appraisers association

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Top executive brings experience in health care groups, events management and value of taking time for one-on-one lunches with staff

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Nov. 22, 2019
By Tom Squitieri

Johnnie White sensed the board of the American Society of Appraisers wanted its next CEO to take charge and navigate the organization to a more vibrant and visible level. So during his job interview White suggested that board members should step aside if they hired him and let him do just that. Run the organization.

“You (the board) need to stay at the strategic level and let me handle the operations,” White explained during an interview with CEO Update.

They did, and then he did.

White, who joined ASA as CEO on April 15, said the 17-member board “had been so down in the weeds, the organization could not be as efficient as it should be.”

White said board members are now going through a governance training program to understand how a board stays at a strategic level. He expects that training to be completed by January. He said this new way of thinking should provide the foundation for efforts to increase the visibility and impact of ASA, which is based in Reston, Va., and reported revenue of $5.7 million in its most recent tax filing.

White’s priorities begin with ensuring that ASA is seen as “the preeminent appraisal designation.”

More specifically, he wants to bring into the membership thousands of appraisers now working without a professional net, boost education opportunities for appraisers in the U.S. and abroad, and introduce students and other younger individuals to the benefits of being an appraiser.

The task could be seen as daunting. But bear in mind that White is a Dallas Cowboys fan in Washington Redskins territory: He knows how to confront challenges and maneuver with agility.

Prescription for change

White’s move to ASA was a deliberate shift. He has worked at associations and nonprofits throughout his career, but mostly in the health care arena. He spent more than eight years at the Endocrine Society, then nearly five years at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Before joining ASA, White was senior director at the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, where he oversaw global education, meetings and strategic partnerships.

Much of his professional focus has been on meetings and events. He was board chairman of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association) in 2013; the group honored him with a Visionary Award for lifetime achievement in 2016. He is also a public speaker and an adjunct instructor at Georgetown University’s Global Hospitality Management Program.

White said he has had offers to join other health care associations but chose ASA for the challenge presented in a field entirely new to him.

Potential for growth

ASA touts itself as the oldest appraisal-related association and the only major group covering all specialties.

There are five broad categories of appraisal review and management: business valuation, gems and jewelry, machines and technical specifies, personal property and real property. White says there is much room for growth in membership in all of those areas.

“For example, we have 6,000 members (in ASA). Real estate is our third largest area and there are 80,000 state-licensed real estate appraisers operating. There is potential to grow there,” White said. (ASA is one of a number of associations in the appraisal industry. The Chicago-based Appraisal Institute, which represents real estate appraisers, says it has 18,000 members.)

Many appraisers have state licenses or certifications and do not understand the value of obtaining the more professional status of ASA credentials, he said. To bring in some of these individuals, ASA launched a new membership category for state-certified real property appraisers. Those appraisers can get discounts on conferences, enroll in a local or virtual chapter and access other ASA resources. Ideally, these “Ally” members will “see the benefit (of full membership) and hopefully down they line they will move up in the organization,” White said.

ASA’s current membership is skewing older, so attracting younger generations is critical. One way is through new student membership options. Another innovation: A podcast series titled “Stories of Value” debuted in October to look at the human side of the appraisal profession.

When White was hired, ASA put out a press release that praised, among other things, how White “set himself apart by demonstrating his intellect and his outstanding leadership qualities, especially in the area of inspiring others to achieve their best with his team-building management style.”

White said he found that ideas from staff were sometimes stymied at ASA in the past. The group currently has 28 staffers plus two temporary employees. One way he is opening a communications channel is through a lunch outreach program, something he has used successfully at other organizations. He regularly invites a different staff member to lunch and “we just sit there and talk about anything and everything.”

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Análisis de Civilization VI: el 4x por excelencia también es una auténtica gozada con un mando en las manos

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Siempre he visto en la saga Civilization el juego de mesa virtual perfecto. Los escenarios hexagonales ayudan, pero el hecho de crear tus propias partidas y disfrutarlas dependiendo de a qué profundidad quieres apuntar en cada momento lo convierten en el pasatiempo perfecto.

Ahora, no por primera vez pero sí con la opción más fiel al original, la franquicia 4x por excelencia llega a consolas con Civilization VI y un cambio en el esquema de control excelente. Con ello, el juego de mesa virtual por excelencia abandona la mesa del ordenador para asaltar la mesita del café.

Las claves de Civilization VI

Para aquellos que aún no le han dado una oportunidad a la saga, estamos ante un juego de estrategia que invita a seguir la máxima del género creando ciudades, explorando nuestro alrededor para buscar nuevas zonas en las que asentarnos, aprovechando los recursos que nos rodean y, ya sea por la vía diplomática o militar, imponiéndonos a nuestros rivales del mapa.

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La gran particularidad de la saga, más acentuada aún en esta sexta entrega que aterrizó en PC a finales de 2016, es que todas esas acciones tienen un extra de profundidad que lo convierten en un juego mucho más complejo de lo que podría parecer a simple vista. Nada que ver con ese aspecto desenfadado y cartoon de escenarios y personajes.

Crear y mantener una ciudad, por ejemplo, implica mantener un curso político y religioso que mantenga contento al pueblo y nos permita aprovechar los beneficios pasivos de cada decisión. Además su creación se realiza en base a distritos que potencian cada una de las ramas necesarias para la evolución de tu pueblo, desde la ciencia y la cultura hasta la fe o el entretenimiento.

Con esa misma máxima el explorar nuevas zonas para asentarnos requiere tener un control del territorio (especialmente con la expansión Gathering Storm para evitar desastres naturales que se puedan producir, por ejemplo el curso creciente de un río), los recursos a explotar no se limitan siempre al clásico combo de madera, piedra y comida, sino que también se vale de objetos de lujo que nos permitirán comerciar y la política respecto a nuestros rivales puede dar un vuelco al menor despiste.

Eso sí, afortunadamente para aquellos que vengan de los primeros meses de Civilization VI, todos los errores en lo que a IA volviéndose loca se refiere han sido más que solventados. Ahora sólo toca disfrutar del juego, ya sea creando nuestra propia partida, eligiendo la opción aleatoria o superando alguno de los escenarios que nos plantea el juego, desde asentamientos vikingos hasta conflictos en plena Gran Guerra.

El salto de PC a consolas

Con una base tan sólida como la del original, aquí los únicos cambios entre versiones se limitan al salto más lógico y, por ende, también el más complejo. Cambiar la agilidad de un teclado y ratón por la limitación de un mando no es tarea fácil, pero kudos para Firaxis Games por el espectacular trabajo que han realizado en la adaptación.

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Con los botones superiores (LB+RB o L1+R1) para desplegar menús de información lateral, el resto de botones y controles quedan relegados a gestionar cada una de las acciones. Es, evidentemente, un sistema más lento que el de PC, pero las acciones básicas siempre están al alcance de un botón y la sensación que se mantiene durante el transcurso de toda una partida siempre es la misma: comodidad.

Además el juego hace un gran trabajo con un tutorial que asienta las bases del control y, si así lo deseas, tu primera partida puede partir de distintos niveles de información en base a si no has jugado nunca a un Civilization, si no has probado la sexta entrega o, por supuesto, si tienes todo más que controlado y no quieres ir cogido de la mano.

Un grandísimo trabajo en adaptación que, lamentablemente, queda empañado por una decisión comercial poco lógica para un juego con tres años a sus espaldas. El hecho de tener que adquirir las expansiones por separado resulta mucho menos atractivo que si pudieses disponer de ellas con el juego base y, aunque con el juego principal tienes un pozo de horas casi inagotable por delante, en este tipo de propuestas el “más” siempre suele ir acompañado de un “mejor”.

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La falta de novedades realmente destacables impedirá que los fans de la franquicia que ya han pasado por la sexta entrega vean aquí una oportunidad para volver a ella, pero se entiende que la estrategia detrás de este movimiento está más enfocada a perseguir nuevos fieles que a explotar los que ya posee.

La opinión de VidaExtra

Con un trabajo de adaptación fantástico, olvidarse del ratón en pos de la comodidad del sofá es una idea muy sugerente. Una en la que sólo el no disponer de una gran pantalla para leer de forma cómoda, o la falta de novedades e integración de las expansiones, emborronan un poco la experiencia.

Pese a ello la llegada de Civilization VI es casi todo lo que podría pedírsele a un movimiento así. Un juego que ya demostró su potencial hace tres años de forma indudable y que ahora lo traslada al control con mando sin ningún tipo de asperezas. Una opción brutalmente adictiva que muy probablemente se convierta en tu nuevo pozo sin fondo.

Civilization VI

Civilization VI

Plataformas PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One (versión analizada)
Multijugador
Desarrollador Firaxis
Compañía 2K
Lanzamiento Ya disponible
Precio 49,90 euros

Lo mejor

  • Una adaptación soberbia que nos hace olvidar la necesidad de un ratón.
  • Un enorme y enfermizo pozo de horas.
  • El más adictivo de todos los Civs

Lo peor

  • No disponer de las expansiones con el juego base
  • Pocas novedades reducidas a un puñado de civilizaciones


          

De anunciar su propia consola a fusionarse con su mayor rival: Codemasters compra a los creadores de Project CARS

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30 millones de dólares. Es es el montanto que Codemasters ha puesto sobre la mesa para adquirir Slightly Mad Studios, creadores del aplaudido Project CARS. Según GamesIndustry, las filas de Codemasters crecen así con 150 empleados más y el futuro catálogo del estudio londinense.

Ian Bell, el hasta ahora CEO de Slightly Mad, se mantendrá al cargo del estudio para, presumiblemente, continuar los desarrollos que tenían en marcha: la tercera entrega de Project CARS, una versión para móviles de su popular franquicia y, según apuntaban ciertos rumores, el encargo de llevar al mundo del videojuego la saga Fast & Furious.

Frente a la continuidad de esos proyectos hay dudas también con la de Mad Box, aquella videoconsola anunciada a principios de año de la que no se auguraba un gran futuro. Veremos si el cambio sirve para asentar las intenciones del estudio y llevar todos sus proyectos por buen camino.

Lo que está claro es que tanto EA, por Need for Speed, como Microsoft y Sony por sus respectivos simuladores, deberían dormir esta noche un poco más preocupados. Con esta adquisición se unen dos gigantes del mundo de la conducción virtual que prometen ser claves para el futuro del género. 


          

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Key_Responsibilities_Include * Defining the operating framework for model monitoring operations monitoring, drift monitoring, performance etc. * Defining the framework for rapid refresh of models and operational approach. * Undertaking the model monitoring and simple model refresh tasks, per the model monitoring and update framework (see above) and per the needs of specific models, defined by the Model Developer. Also identification of solutions to improve process efficiency through automation approaches, and implementing the same working closely with AI Enterprise Solutions and WF Technology. * Working closely with Model Risk and other governance partners to ensure that the model refresh framework is implemented in a controlled manner, within the current policy framework. * Define and implement a documentation and artifact review process for model documentation and artifacts, created as part of the model development work performed by model development teams. * People management responsibilities such as hiring, performance management, routine travel and equipment/ software related approvals. As a Team Member Manager, you are expected to achieve success by leading yourself, your team, and the business. Specifically you will * Lead your team with integrity and create an environment where your team members feel included, valued, and supported to do work that energizes them. * Accomplish management responsibilities which include sourcing and hiring talented team members, providing ongoing coaching and feedback, recognizing and developing team members, identifying and managing risks, and completing daily management tasks. Required_Qualifications * 4+ years of experience in an advanced scientific or mathematical field * 2+ years of leadership experience * A master's degree or higher in a quantitative field such as mathematics, statistics, engineering, physics, economics, or computer science * 2+ years of experience in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Distributed Computing, Chatbot, and Virtual Assistant * 2+ years of Python experience Other_Desired_Qualifications * Experience with building advanced statistical and machine learning models, in a banking or financial services context * Experience with building NLP (Natural Language Processing) solutions in the financial industry * Experience with monitoring or retraining advanced statistical and machine learning models * Close familiarity with machine learning and statistical modeling techniques using open-source languages like Python or R * Solid understanding of Model Risk Management requirements for banks and financial services companies * Familiarity with Big Data technology for Data Management and Data Science * Disclaimer All offers for employment with Wells Fargo are contingent upon the candidate having successfully completed a criminal background check. Wells Fargo will consider qualified candidates with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and Federal law, including Section 19 of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act. Relevant military experience is considered for veterans and transitioning service men and women. Wells Fargo is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/ Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. Reference Number *******-6 ()
          

Executive: Collections Manager Member CoPay - Irving, Texas

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Job Description The Manager position for our PBM Member Mail CoPay Team requires an ambitious, motivated and eager individual, looking to work for an industry-leading, Fortune 8 company. The position is part of our Financial Operations department, a dynamic and skilled group, which manages the revenue-cycle operations for CVS Health's Caremark business. The Manager will play a vital role in the success of our team as we help people on their path to better health. They will be responsible for providing exceptional leadership by overseeing a team consisting of a Supervisor, multiple Leads and Representatives that are responsible for contacting members to collect on unpaid mail co-pay balances in a timely and accurate manner. Additional Responsibilities of the PBM Member Mail CoPay Manager include: * Oversee day-to-day operations of the team to ensure timely and accurate completion of all activities * Conduct Monthly Team Meetings * Conduct Monthly One on Ones with Irving Team and Scottsdale Supervisor * Work with HR to complete disciplinary action as required * Work to develop and deploy training for new employees and provide ongoing training as needed * Complete annual performance reviews for employees and provide timely feedback * Create a work environment for employees through team building, coaching, constructive feedback, work delegation, personal example and goal setting that encourages creativity, open dialogue on work issues, professional growth, and a consistent, high level of performance; encourage and support employee decision-making within his or her scope of responsibilities * Comply with and adhere to all regulatory compliance areas, policies and procedures (including HIPAA and compliance requirements) * Review, report and enhance metrics/measurements * Monitor and strive to continually improve the collection of member balances * Suggest changes to department policies and procedures as appropriate * Work with key business partners and peers across the organization; work with other departments to communicate trends and suggest process improvements to revenue cycle * Lead innovation projects * Maintain productivity and quality standards of all functions * Develop and maintain 'super user' capabilities in technology applications and all other related information systems, tools, technologies, and processes; assist other employees as needed to ensure all tools are fully utilized to create an efficient and effective department * Assist other teams as needed * Manage the entire Aetna Retro process * Assist with escalated member concerns Required Qualifications * 3 years of experience, which includes work in: collections and/or billing and/or healthcare and/or insurance and/or benefits * At least 3 years of direct leadership experience * Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% Preferred Qualifications * Clear understanding of how Collections and Billing impacts Revenue Cycle operations and financial performance * Experience in managing projects involving the collaboration, motivation and cooperation of a wide variety of people with whom there is no direct reporting relationship * Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and to effectively anticipate and respond to issues as needed in a dynamic work environment * Dedication to treating both internal and external constituents as clients and customers, maintaining a flexible customer service approach and orientation that emphasizes service satisfaction and quality * Ability to de-escalate situations and reinforce a professional environment * Demonstrated experience in using Excel for analysis Education High school diploma or GED Bachelors degree highly preferred Business Overview It's a new day in health care. Combining CVS Health and Aetna was a transformative moment for our company and our industry, establishing CVS Health as the nation's premier health innovation company. Through our health services, insurance plans and community pharmacists, we're pioneering a bold new approach to total health. As a CVS Health colleague, you'll be at the center of it all. We offer a diverse work experience that empowers colleagues for career success. In addition to skill and experience, we also seek to attract and retain colleagues whose beliefs and behaviors are in alignment with our core values of collaboration, innovation, caring, integrity and accountability. CVS Health is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Gender/Ethnicity/Disability/Protected Veteran - we highly value and are committed to all forms of diversity in the workplace. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities. We comply with the laws and regulations set forth in the following EEO is the Law Poster: EEO IS THE LAW and EEO IS THE LAW SUPPLEMENT. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance to apply for this job, please contact our Advice and Counsel Reasonable Accommodations team. Please note that we only accept applications for employment via this site. If technical issues are preventing you from applying to a position, contact Kenexa Helpdesk at 1-************ or ***************************. For technical issues with the Virtual Job Tryout assessment, contact the Shaker Help Desk at 1-************. Skills/Requirements Job Reference #: *******BR Job Status: Date Posted: 11/21/2019 Pay Rate: Recruiter and Available Location Information -, Irving, TX 75014 ()
          

Other: Practice Lead-Product Liability - Dallas, Texas

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Excellence In Everything We Touch Position Summary The Practice Lead acts as the subject matter expert and thought leader for Crawford & Company and is responsible for developing, managing, and expanding Crawford's GSLs, providing industry expertise to internal and external executives. The Practice Lead will have deep knowledge of their area of expertise and uses their network of internal and external alliances to help develop strategic solutions for clients across all GSLs. This person should possess an in-depth knowledge of internal business processes and the organizations' industry. They will be responsible for the leadership, innovation, governance, and management necessary to identify, evaluate, mitigate, and monitor the company's operational and strategic risk, as well as, identify trends, systemic process issues, and training opportunities. They will network and collaborate with industry leaders, internal Crawford sales and account executives, current and potential clients to understand and communicate future trends and create presentations and proposal responses demonstrating Crawford's service capabilities and expertise to meet the client's needs. Responsibilities Conduct analysis of market trends & opportunity, competitor positioning, Crawford client base and service offerings Establish designated industry practice group to support a One Crawford strategy: Identify and create virtual (matrixed) industry team to develop and implement industry-specific solutions (in conjunction with geographic and GSL leadership) Partner with GSL leadership (CCOs/Ops) to hire key staff if needed Work with GSL and CCO leadership to incorporate industry-specific value into standard client deliverables Develop industry-specific analytics and key performance metrics Partner closely with Marketing and CCO leadership to develop branding, go-to-market strategy, value propositions, sales materials, etc. Provide training & support to sales and operations teams around industry issues, solutions, Support ongoing industry client acquisition and retention: Raise profile and presence in the market via thought leadership (white papers, etc.), speaking engagements, carrier and broker relationships, and networking at industry events and associations Partner closely with CCO/Sales leaders and geographic leaders to: Develop industry-specific growth plans Identify and drive local/regional opportunities Provide strategic support for sales responses and attend key prospective customer meetings Support stewardship reporting for existing clients as appropriate Educate clients and sales and services teams on emerging industry risks Ensure clients are aligned with best-in-front model by leveraging appropriate industry resources across the company to achieve maximum efficiencies and optimize client experience Ensure execution of Net Promoter strategy on vertical clients, including participating in needed follow-up sessions and action planning for passives and detractors Upholds the Crawford Code of Conduct. Requirements BA/BS Degree, preferably in risk management and insurance. A minimum of eight years of senior level claims experience which includes at least four years of claims management experience. Must have insurance carrier experience. Risk management experience is highly desired. Ability to interface with high level internal and external clients. CPCU and/or ARM certification desirable but not required. Some travel required. Must complete continuing education requirements as outlined by Crawford Educational Services Must be able to travel up to 60% Highly organized, detailed-oriented, self-motivated and ability to work with minimal supervision. In-depth knowledge of market opportunities Excellent understanding of insurance coverage issues, risk management issues and claims processing including state and federal guidelines. Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Very good negotiation skills. Strong organizational ability and analytical ability. Good computer skills - mainframe programs and personal computers. About Us People taking care of people. It's that simple. At Crawford & Company, we treat our clients' policyholders like our own, helping to restore and enhance lives, businesses and communities at all points of the claims management process. Combining a legacy of nearly 80 years of unmatched experience with global capabilities and industry-leading technology, Crawford is at the forefront of change, while also staying firmly rooted to our commitment to putting people first. We are guided by our collective value system: RESTORE. At Crawford, we: Respect our culture of integrity and ethical behavior, while embracing the unique talents of the individual and encouraging an ownership mentality among everyone. Are Empowered to advance the company mission and take ownership of our individual career progression. Promote Sustainability through a corporate culture in which employees are good stewards of their communities. Emphasize Training and an environment where employees continually seek and share knowledge and are engaged and satisfied with their work. Are One Crawford, embracing a global mindset that's inclusive, agile, mission-focused, and customer-focused. Give Recognition, participating in an environment where people are rewarded for jobs well done. Embody an Entrepreneurial Spirit, sharing a passion to succeed, innovate, and outpace our competitors. We believe in leading by example - at work and in our communities. We hail from more than 70 countries and speak dozens of languages, reflecting the global fabric of the audience we serve. Though our reach is vast, we proudly operate as One Crawford: united in mission, vision and values. Learn more at . In addition to a competitive salary, Crawford offers you: Career advancement potential locally, nationally and internationally. Crawford & Company has more than 700 locations in 70 countries On-going training opportunities through every stage of your career Strong benefits package including matching 401k; health, dental, and life insurance; employee stock purchase plans; tuition reimbursement and so much more. Crawford & Company participates in E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V Crawford & Company is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Crawford via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Crawford HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Crawford. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Crawford as a result of the referral or through other means. ()
          

Healthcare: RN Registered Nurse - OR - Surgery - Waco, Texas

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We Are Hiring RN Registered Nurse - OR - Surgery - Providence Health Center - Waco, TXFull-Time, Rotating (10:30 a.m. --- 7:00 p.m. or 11:00 a.m. --- 11:00 p.m.) Why Join Ascension - Providence?Providence Health Center, part of Ascension, is located in West Waco and was founded in 1905 as Waco---s first hospital. The campus, which is part of Providence Healthcare Network, includes a 237 bed, acute-care hospital offering the best level of care in virtually every medical discipline. We are one of the largest employers in Waco with over 2,200 employees who are committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to those we serve.At Providence Healthcare Network, we believe serving others gives meaning, purpose and joy to our lives. The Providence mission of compassion is perfected by our vision of excellence and we are consistently awarded for the level of care we provide.--------Some of the recent awards we are most proud of include: Business of the Year by Mission Waco and Business of the Year by the African American Chamber of CommerceRanked 1st in Texas for Cardiac Surgery and among the top 5 percent in the nation.Designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacements by Blue Cross Blue Shield of TexasAt Providence, our associates are the core of what keeps our ministry thriving. Through interactions with patients, families and visitors, our associates make our mission real. We also value investing into the local community and are committed to giving back and partnering with organizations who are making Waco a great place to live.What Providence Healthcare Network has to offer: Heart of Care: Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. That---s why, at Ascension, we invest in our nurses so they can have a positive impact on the people and communities we serve.Front Lines: Nurses are on the front lines of the care we provide, and for that reason,--Providence prides itself in employing some of the best nurses in Texas. And while we pride ourselves in having some of the most experienced nurses in the state, we always welcome exceptional new nurses who are eager to join usWorking Together: Nurses are at the heart of the care we provide. We work together to achieve a highly collaborative nursing environment that leads to more positive outcomes for you and your patients. We are committed to working together to create change. As you embark on the first step of your nursing career, we---d like to invite you to take it with us.We Provide Our Nurses: Staffing Support: We offer flexible staffing based on patient volume so nurses don---t get overwhelmed.Teamwork: Our open, highly collaborative work environment allows nurses to identify and share ideas across disciplines so we can all give better careScheduling: From self-scheduling to flexible shifts, we---re implementing new ways to offer nurses more and better options.Learning: Beyond helping to identify areas of improvement daily, our nurses also get access to a wide range of learning opportunities and support.What You Will Do As a Registered Nurse in our established OR department at Providence Healthcare Network, you will have the opportunity to deliver professional nursing care in the operative setting to patients undergoing surgical or other invasive procedures. You will make frequent utilization of your critical decision-making skills, as well as your innate assessment skills to gain a strong understanding of your patients current and future needs.-- You will then collaborate with the other members of your unique interdisciplinary team to best determine the next step for your patient.-- You will have autonomy in addition to the support and collaboration of a full team of healthcare professionals.Responsibilities: Performs scrub functions including the selection and handling of instruments and supplies used during procedure. Performs circulating functions including monitoring, recording and communicating patient condition and managing overall nursing care of patient before, during and after procedure. Directly assists operating physician with surgical tasks including hemostasis, suturing and wound exposure as well as patient positioning. Prepares operating rooms and surgical instruments and equipment for use.What You Will Need Licenses/Certifications/Registration: Required Credential(s): Graduate of an accredited school of professional nursing (GN) obtained prior to start date or job transfer date is required-OR-Temporary or Current Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice in the state of Texas is required or must be obtained prior to hire or job transfer date-OR current home state license for multi-state license recognition through the Nurse Licensure Compact is required or must be obtained prior to hire or job transfer date. One or more of the following: Advanced Life Support--obtained within--6 Months (180 days)--of hire date or job transfer date.-- BLS Provider--credentialed from the--American Heart Association (AHA)--obtained within--3 Months (90 days)--of hire date or job transfer date.--Education: Diploma-- Diploma from an accredited school/college of nursing requiredWork Experience: None required.Equal Employment Opportunity Providence Healthcare Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE --M/F/D/V).------A mission of compassion.A vision of excellence.--Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants. ()
          

China verbiedt nepnieuws dat gemaakt is met virtual reality en deepfakes

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In China is het per 2020 verboden om nepnieuws te publiceren dat gemaakt is met virtual reality of deepfakes. Het is dan verplicht om duidelijk aan te geven dat het gaat om gefabriceerde beelden. Deepfakes zijn een groeiend probleem.
          

Expand Online - FOR Artists

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Last week on Instagram, I started using #expandonline as a hashtag in my posts... This episode goes along with the start of that hashtag and who this podcast is truly for...

Let's start with expand online. 

That's what I help my clients do.

I help you expand your business online. Note that I didn't say "start their business the right way with the right tech and the right processes and systems" and all of that.... nope it's EXPAND Online.

This means I work with men and women who already have a business that is thriving and that they love.  And it's time to expand and do something new... We all started our businesses for a reason and no part of the plan is to stagnate.

Expanding an active, real in person business online is a great way to keep from stagnation.

The episode title indicated this, and I'm calling it out -- the niche and the #expandonline initiative is for artists because this is an audience that I feel truly has gifts for the world that need to expand beyond their local communities. This is artistic professionals who teach their craft.

  • I have worked with musicians.
  • And I have worked with artists.
  • I have worked with photographers.
  • And I have worked with many other artistic professionals who want to do something online.
  • And these are my people. 

These are the people who I get out of bed every morning and say, “How can I serve them?” 

I chose to double down on this and say that that's what I'm here for. That's who I'm here to help. And that's who I'm here to take the tech burdens and the tech obstacles out of their space. 

Artistic professionals are creative. So sitting in front of a computer for hours on end trying to figure out how to make a shopping cart or an email marketing system or a website work is a waste of their time. 

That's what I'm here for. I'm here to help you #expandonline and take away all of your tech headaches.

It is so exciting to finally be here. 

And I have a brand new gift for you -- I'm breaking down the five phases of an online product in an easy to use downloadable file.

This is an overview of what steps -- what phases -- that product needs to go through before it's in the hands of your next customer.

What if you want to refer to your customers as clients or students or members?

Totally just using "customers" as a placeholder -- the term you're going to use depends on the type of product that you are creating.

For example, if you're a composer and you've created some sheet music, your online product may be a one time downloadable purchase. Let's set up a Shopify store or a shop on another platform.

Or, maybe you are a choreographer and you want to teach people how to properly stretch.  An online course would be the perfect container for this content and your customers will be your students.

Or, maybe you want to get together with all the other musicians in your town and put together a membership program where you get all sorts of different instruments or different styles and a multidisciplinary learning environment. We would then create a membership where people from all around the world could access the resources that are rich in your community. There are so many ways to go.

The underlying theme is that we are going to expand your business online!

There are a variety of reasons why an artist may choose to get into teaching or instruction. And there are also many reasons why you may choose to expand online and let's give you three of those right now. 

  1. Your studio is maxed out.  You cannot take on any more students, because there's only so many hours in the day. There's only so many hours that the students are actually available to invest time in their art. So expanding your business allows you to serve many students in the online space through courses or virtual lessons.
  2. You've maxed out your local community. You've got to a point where everybody in your town has taken them.  And maybe they know somebody three towns over who wants to take your class, but can't drive in and physically be at your studio. So by expanding online, you're really opening up the opportunity to have more students, more people that you work with in that variety.
  3. Reduce number of hours worked. Leveraging the online space allows you to stop working so many hours. When you expand online, you open the doors to some level of passive income. Passive income is elusive, and is not truly passive. We will get into that a whole lot more. 

By bringing your business online or an element of your business (a passion of yours or a subset of your business) online and expanding in that way, you make it so that you can touch more people's artistic hearts than you would be able to if you're simply trading time for money.

I am so so excited about expanding online and bringing the online space to the artistic community and making it so that your art style gains a larger audience.

Now here's the dirty truth: I don't even know who I'm going to be attracting with this message!

  • I don't know who you are yet!
  • I want to know what you teach and what your passions are.
  • I want to know why you create art.
  • How can I help you expand online? 

Click here to get an email where you can download the five phases of an online product workbook.  When you do, you'll get an email from me with the link to download... and go beyond downloading and reply to that email!

 Let me know how I can support you through the podcast through emails through the Facebook group, which also is called Expand Online.  

And if you haven't yet -- join the Expand Online : Strategy, Support and TECH community which you can access at techofbusiness.com/community. I'll be able to let you right on in.

You can ask your questions and meet other professionals. I am just so inspired by your gift to the world. It is my wish that together we get that to your next phase of clients. Get that to your online audience. 

And a final note...

I have seen so many amazing art instructors, art teachers, choreographers, musicians, and culinary artists. And I have seen so much beautiful art on Instagram. I've seen so many instructional videos on YouTube. Those are pathways to profit. Those are not the profit generation sources themselves. So if you have a strong YouTube presence or have a strong Instagram presence, that is a fabulous foundation to help you successfully expand online. 

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ACUM PESTE 100 DE BISERICI TRANSMIT LIVE VIDEO

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Originally posted on CrestinTotal.ro:
Puteţi urmări live programe ale bisericilor evanghelice din România. Biserica virtuală poate fi un pericol pentru unii, dar este o unealtă evanghelistică şi de hrană spirituală pentru cei care din motive obiective nu pot fi în biserica locală. Puteţi sugera alte biserici care nu sunt integrate momentan în portal. Pentru…
          

Mes: spinge al default. Il Governo non ha mandato a firmare, riconosca la funzione del Parlamento

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FILE PHOTO: European Flags flutter outside the European Commission's headquarters ahead of the European Union leaders summit, in Brussels

Il Meccanismo europeo di stabilità (Mes) non è nel programma sul quale il Governo Conte ha avuto la fiducia di Camera e Senato. Il Pd eviti forzature. Sul Mes, il Parlamento italiano non “si è svegliato tardi”. Al contrario, il 19 Giugno scorso, ha impegnato in modo molto chiaro il governo a “render note alle Camere le proposte di modifica al trattato ESM, elaborate in sede europea, al fine di consentire al Parlamento di esprimersi con un atto di indirizzo e, conseguentemente, a sospendere ogni determinazione definitiva finché il Parlamento non si sia pronunciato.” Come noto, il Parlamento non è stato chiamato a pronunciarsi nel merito. Non vi può essere stata, quindi, nessuna determinazione definitiva, né può esservi il 13 Dicembre. Senza ulteriori drammatizzazioni, il governo riconosca che non ha avuto e non ha il mandato per firmare il Trattato. Si impegni per riaprire il negoziato, in stretto rapporto con gli altri due capitoli del “pacchetto”: l’Unione bancaria e lo strumento di bilancio per l’euro-zona. Poi, si metta il Parlamento nelle condizioni di fare un’approfondita valutazione complessiva.

Nella discussione del Mes, è autolesionistica la rappresentazione alimentata da parte dell’intellighenzia progressista e dal Pd come scontro tra europeisti responsabili, da una parte, e irresponsabili sovranisti o inaffidabili populasti dall’altra; tra chi vuole salvaguardare la continuità dell’Italia nella Ue e nell’eurozona e chi vuole rompere. Va, invece, valutato il testo del Trattato e il contesto politico e macroeconomico nel quale opererà, nel tentativo di stare nel gorgo europeo con un minimo di autonomia culturale e politica e attenzione alle fasce sociali più deboli.

In estrema sintesi, il testo, per Paesi in condizioni di finanza pubblica come l’Italia, elimina le possibilità di sostegno finanziario senza dover ristrutturare il debito pubblico, quindi determina un enorme rischio di default che si auto-avvera. La ristrutturazione del debito pubblico non è più un evento possibile, ma improbabile, estremo, da scongiurare con ogni mezzo (dal “whatever it takes”, all’Omt e relativo programma di aggiustamenti strutturali): diventa, invece, uno strumento ordinario, previsto e disciplinato con tanto di clausole (le single limb Cacs) per evitare anche a larghe maggioranze di risparmiatori al dettaglio di bloccare l’offerta di tagli al capitale investito.

Gli articoli più pericolosi sono il 13 e il 14, integrati dall’Annex III, del testo ridefinito: rispetto alla versione in vigore, l’Italia è esclusa anche formalmente dalla linea di credito precauzionale (Precautionary Conditioned Credit Line), ma è di fatto esclusa anche dalla seconda linea di credito (Enhanced Conditions Credit Line), poiché per l’attivazione di quest’ultima è previsto un debito sostenibile e la capacità di ripagamento dei prestiti, la cui valutazione è affidata esclusivamente al board del Mes.

Gli articoli 13 e 14 sono diretta conseguenza di alcuni punti della premessa: il punto 12), dove è scritto che “il Mes può facilitare il dialogo tra un Paese membro e i suoi creditori privati, su basi volontarie, informali, non vincolanti, temporanee e riservate”; il punto 12A) dove, come ricordato sopra, è affermata la responsabilità esclusiva del Mes stesso a valutare la capacità di un Paese di ripagare il prestito ricevuto (in altri termini, la Commissione europea ha l’ultima parola sulla sostenibilità del debito pubblico di chi è in difficoltà, ma è il Mes, in realtà, a decidere se il malcapitato può ricevere aiuto senza ristrutturare il suo debito pubblico); il punto 12B), dove è prevista “in casi eccezionali, un’adeguata e proporzionata forma di coinvolgimento del settore privato quando è concesso il supporto finanziario per la stabilità”. Insomma, come è stato efficacemente sottolineato da Vladimiro Giacchè, Presidente del CER, in audizione in Commissione Bilancio alla Camera, viene definito un quadro da “Comma 22”: si predispone un efficace meccanismo di sostegno finanziario per i Paesi in difficoltà di finanza pubblica per evitar la ristrutturazione del debito; ma se sei un Paese in difficoltà di finanza pubblica, non puoi accedere al meccanismo finanziario a causa delle condizionalità ex ante. Allora, qual è il senso di policy del revisionato Trattato: innalzare la funzione disciplinante dei mercati finanziari in aiuto alle normative del Fiscal Compact aggirate nella loro efficacia dalla cosiddette clausole di flessibilità.

Ma c’è il backstop per le banche in difficoltà, insistono dal Mef. Vero. Ma per l’Italia, è una “protezione” virtuale, a parte il fatto che, più che una generosa concessione a noi, è una potenziale garanzia alle banche tedesche già salvate una volta dai contribuenti nazionali ed europei prima dell’avvio del bail-in. Come ha descritto qualche giorno fa il noto bocconiano anti-europeista prof Alessandro Penati, il backstop scatterebbe soltanto dopo aver azzerato azionisti, obbligazionisti subordinati e senior e i depositi bancari per la porzione superiore ai 100.000 euro: in sostanza, dopo un cataclisma che per noi implicherebbe, comunque, inesorabilmente, la ristrutturazione del debito pubblico.

Oltre al testo, rileva il contesto. Il testo è un fiammifero acceso vicino a un lago di benzina: ossia, la prospettiva di stagnazione economica, l’innalzamento dei tassi di interesse e inflazione zero. È pessimismo esagerato? Purtroppo, no. Perché? Primo elemento di contesto: siamo prigionieri di un’agenda di cronica anemia di domanda aggregata, determinata dalla resistenza a invertire la rotta di politica economica di fronte agli impedimenti strutturali alle esportazioni. Il mercantilismo praticato da un quarto di secolo in forma estrema dalla Ue e dall’eurozona determina, inevitabilmente, i dazi del Presidente Trump. Sarebbe necessaria e urgente una svolta keynesiana per alimentare la domanda interna attraverso investimenti pubblici per la riconversione ecologica dell’economia, ma la neo-Presidente della Commissione europea ha ribadito, subito dopo la “fiducia” data dal Parlamento di Strasburgo alla sua Commissione, il no senza se e senza ma all’esclusione dal calcolo del deficit della spesa green in conto capitale.

Secondo elemento di contesto: le pressioni tedesche e della cosiddetta “Lega anseatica” per invertire il segno della politica monetaria della Bce. La scorsa settimana, Moody’s ha rivisto da stabili a negative le valutazioni prospettiche per le banche tedesche in relazione alla loro scarsa redditività causata, in primo luogo, dai previsti tassi di interesse negativi. Insomma, il dopo Draghi, nonostante la resistenza di Ms Lagarde, va verso la fine del Quantitative easing e il ripristino della “normalità”.

Terzo elemento di contesto, la restrizione, più o meno accentuata, delle possibilità acquisto di titoli sovrani da parte delle banche, condizione posta da Berlino per il completamento dell’Unione bancaria. Qui, siamo di fronte al concreto esempio della definizione di stupidità di Carlo Maria Cipolla: una siffatta Unione bancaria sarebbe meglio perderla che trovarla, perché determinerebbe non soltanto un innalzamento dei tassi di interesse su titoli di debito pubblico, in particolare per noi, ma aumenti di capitale per l’intero mondo bancario, incluse le malmesse banche tedesche.

In conclusione, è vero quanto sostiene il Ministro Gualtieri: aspetti negativi erano inclusi anche nella versione del Mes ancora in vigore. È vero anche che, le proposte iniziali di Germania e Paesi nordici erano ancora più pericolose in quanto prevedevano ufficialmente un’automatismo per la ristrutturazione del debito. Ma sono argomenti deboli. “Poteva andare peggio, accontentiamoci”, è un principio-guida perdente e deleterio per l’interesse nazionale, come hanno dovuto riconoscere, ex-post, per il bail-in tanti sedicenti europeisti responsabili. Nella fase storica in corso e alla luce degli evidenti fallimenti dell’agenda mercantilista europea, sia sul versante dell’economia reale che di finanza pubblica, sarebbe necessaria un’inversione di rotta. O, almeno, non peggiorare il terreno di gioco. Invece, il Trattato revisionato conferma e aggrava un impianto insostenibile per l’Italia, ma anche per i paesi core, a partire dalle banche della virtuosa Germania.


          

A Long Walk to Water

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At a recent assembly, students learned more about empathy as they took a virtual trip to Africa and walked in the shoes of another child named Thomas. They were surprised and excited to learn that they can help a child their age receive a simple, lifesaving gift…clean water.  


          

Miles festejan triunfo de Lacalle Pou en Uruguay

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Lacalle Pou resultó finalmente electo tras el escrutinio realizado durante la semana, en que el opositor obtuvo el 48,87% (1.189.313 votos) frente al candidato oficialista, Daniel Martínez Miles de uruguayos se reunieron el sábado en la tradicional rambla montevideana para celebrar la victoria del virtual presidente electo, Luis Lacalle Pou. Lacalle Pou resultó finalmente electo …
          

Se ocupan pollitos para combatir la adicción al internet en niños

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El cuidado de mascotas y plantas busca generar conciencia en los niños y alejarlos del internet Debido a que los niños son una población vulnerable que en los últimos años ha incrementado su consumo de internet, autoridades de Indonesia han decidido utilizar a pollitos, mascotas y plantas para alejar a los menores del mundo virtual. …
          

Pre-Season Month Three

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Glossary of Cues

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College Training Calendar Overview

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Oculus Go Headset Deal: Explore the World of Science in VR

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The Oculus Go is a fantastic first step into the world of virtual reality and now you can get it for just $149, saving you 25%.
          

Hindi Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Aatankwad ki Samasya”, ”आतंकवाद की समस्या” Complete Hindi Anuched for Class 8, 9, 10, Class 12 and Graduation Classes

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आतंकवाद की समस्या Aatankwad ki Samasya    आतंकवाद या उग्रवाद ! कहने को तो आज सारे विश्व के सामने इसकी भयावह “मुह बाए, जीभ लपलपाती हुई खड़ी है; पर भारत को तो इसने बहुत बुरी तरह लपेट में ले रखा है। इस बात में तनिक भी सन्देह नहीं। ये अब्दुल निदाल और गुलबुदीन हिक्मतपार जैसे […]

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Hindi Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Dhwani Pradushan”, ”ध्वनि-प्रदूषण” Complete Hindi Anuched for Class 8, 9, 10, Class 12 and Graduation Classes

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ध्वनि-प्रदूषण Dhwani Pradushan    मनुष्य को प्रकृति का वह वरदान प्राप्त है कि वह बोल सकता है। उसके पास एक उन्नत भाषा है। उस भाषा में वह बातचीत कर सकता है। विचारों को समझ-समझा या उनका आदान-प्रदान कर सकता है। प्रकृति को वरदान और भाषा अर्जित बल पर मनुष्य गनगना सकता है। स्वर-लय में गा […]

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Hindi Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Mahanagariya Parivahan Vyavastha”, ”महानगरीय परिवहन-व्यवस्था” Complete Hindi Anuched for Class 8, 9, 10, Class 12 and Graduation Classes

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महानगरीय परिवहन-व्यवस्था Mahanagariya Parivahan Vyavastha  दिल्ली हो या कलकत्ता, बम्बई हो या मद्रास-इस प्रकार के सभी महानगरों में जन-संचरण के लिए रक्तवाहनियों के समान उचित परिवहन-व्यवस्था का रहना बहुत आवश्यक माना गया है। इसके अभाव में यहाँ का जीवन कहा जा सकता है कि एक कदम ना नहीं चल सकता। एक दिन परिवहन व्यवस्था किसी […]

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Hindi Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Bharat aur Israel Sambandh ”, ”भारत और इस्राइल सम्बन्ध” Complete Hindi Anuched for Class 8, 9, 10, Class 12 and Graduation Classes

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भारत और इस्राइल सम्बन्ध Bharat aur Israel Sambandh  शीत युद्ध की समाप्ति के उपरान्त हमारे देश की राष्ट्रीय रूप से स्वीकृत विदेश नीति में भी परिवर्तन आया। भारत-इस्राइल राजनयिक सम्बन्धों की स्थापना को इनमें सस महत्त्वपूर्ण परिवर्तन माना जाता है। इन सम्बन्धों की पृष्ठभूमि 1991 में उस समय जब सयुक्त राष्ट्र संघ में अमेरिका की […]

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Hindi Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Bharat aur China Sambandh ”, ”भारत और चीन सम्बन्ध” Complete Hindi Anuched for Class 8, 9, 10, Class 12 and Graduation Classes

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भारत और चीन सम्बन्ध Bharat aur China Sambandh    एशिया के दो महान् देश हैं भारत और चीन जिन्होंने मौजूदा राजनीतिक समीकरण की आवश्यकता को भलीभाँति समझ लिया है। ऐसा लगता है कि अब ये दोनों सकारात्मक दायित्व निभाने, एक ध्रुवीय शक्ति से संत्रस्त मानवता और राष्ट्रों को बचाने, एक नया राजनीतिक समीकरण तथा संतुलन […]

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Hindi Essay on “Bharat ki Tatastha Niti” , ”भारत की तटस्थ नीति” Complete Hindi Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

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भारत की तटस्थ नीति Bharat ki Tatastha Niti विश्व शान्ति के संदेशवाहक भारत ने अहिंसा के अमोघ अस्त्र के द्वारा मातृभूमि को विदेशियों के चंगुल से मुक्त कराया था। उसकी प्रबल इच्छा है कि विश्व के सभी बार की तरह मिल जुल कर रहें। उनमें पारस्परिक सहयोग, सद्भावना और संवेदना हो। एक राष्ट्र दूसरे राष्ट्र […]

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Hindi Essay on “Nari aur Rajniti” , ”नारी और राजनीति” Complete Hindi Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

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नारी और राजनीति Nari aur Rajniti राजनीति को शायद किसी भी युग में कोई अच्छी बात नहीं माना गया। फिर भी सृष्टि विकास के आरम्भ से ही मनुष्य राजनीति करने, राजनीतिक कार्यों में भाग लेने को विवश कर रहा है। सृष्टि की आरम्भिक अवस्था में जब पेडों से नीचे उतर गुफाओं से बाहर निकल, छोटी-छोटी […]

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Hindi Essay, Paragraph, Speech on “Nari aur Fashion”, ”नारी और फैशन” Complete Hindi Anuched for Class 8, 9, 10, Class 12 and Graduation Classes

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नारी और फैशन Nari aur Fashion नारी जीवन और समाज का परम विशिष्ट आधा अंग है। सच तो यह है कि नारा-विहीन जीवन और समाज की कतई कल्पना ही नहीं की जा सकती। वह जननी है, माँ है, सभी पुरुष, घर परिवार और संसार के अस्तित्व का कारण है। संसार में जो ना हुआ या […]

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Hindi Essay on “Kamkaji Mahilao ki Samasyaye ” , ”कामकाजी महिलाओं की समस्याएँ” Complete Hindi Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

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कामकाजी महिलाओं की समस्याएँ Kamkaji Mahilao ki Samasyaye  सामान्यतया-विशेषकर भारत में महिलाओं का स्थान कुछ वर्षों पहले तक घर-परिवार की सीमाओं तक ही सीमित समझा जाता रहा है। प्राचीन भारत में नारी के पूर्ण स्वतंत्र, सभी प्रकार के दबाओं से पूर्ण मुक्त रहने के विवरण अवश्य मिलते हैं। यह विवरण भी मिलता है कि जब […]

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Hindi Essay on “Adhunik Bharatiya Nari ke Kartvya aur Adarsh ” , ”आधुनिक भारतीय नारी के कर्त्तव्य और आदर्श” Complete Hindi Essay for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

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आधुनिक भारतीय नारी के कर्त्तव्य और आदर्श Adhunik Bharatiya Nari ke Kartvya aur Adarsh  नारी व्यापक जीवन और समाज का आधा अंग कहा जाता है। स्वतंत्रता प्राप्ति से पहले तक परिस्थितिवश उसके जीवन व्यवहारों पर अनेक प्रकार के प्रतिबन्ध लगे हए थे। उसकी तनिक-सी भी चेष्टा को उड़ने का प्रयास मान कर संदेह की नजर […]

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La prossima caccia al regalo di Natale sarà una “Digital Christmas Experience”: oltre 6 italiani su 10 scelgono il dono online, gli esperti spiegano le ragioni e le conseguenze sul mercato di questo fenomeno

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LA PROSSIMA CACCIA AL REGALO DI NATALE SARÀ UNA "DIGITAL CHRISTMAS EXPERIENCE": OLTRE 6 ITALIANI SU 10 SCELGONO IL DONO ONLINE

Rende più comoda la ricerca del dono perfetto, permette di risparmiare tempo e denaro e consente di confrontare modelli e ottenere feedback dagli utenti prima di procedere all'acquisto, in negozio o online. Ben il 63% degli italiani ha in previsione di usufruire della rete per scegliere i regali di Natale. Un trend dirompente in arrivo dagli Stati Uniti e che coinvolge sempre più esercenti, che investono per mettere a disposizione i propri servizi in modalità omnichannel, e consumatori, che possono sfruttare i buoni shopping sempre più diffusi nei piani welfare.

 

Basta con la ressa natalizia tra le corsie dei grandi magazzini, non c'è più tempo per girare tutti i negozi della città. Stop alle ore di ricerca del parcheggio e al bando il solito dono poco originale in offerta. Oggi la caccia al regalo perfetto non corrisponde più a un'affannosa full immersion last minute tra le vie del centro, ma parte, in tutta comodità e tranquillità, dallo sconfinato universo online. E-commerce (68%), motori di ricerca (64%), social network (46%), e-shop e cataloghi digitali (38%) sono le vetrine da cui oggi oltre 6 italiani su 10 (63%) vanno a indagare per individuare il regalo dei sogni, per sé e per i propri cari. Un trend che si sta affermando nel Bel Paese ma che arriva dagli Stati Uniti, dove secondo una recente indagine della National Retail Federation riportata da USA Today ben il 73% dei consumatori ha dichiarato di voler utilizzare il proprio smartphone, il tablet o altri device elettronici per effettuare ricerche e comparazioni legate ai regali di Natale. Una tendenza dirompente che, se da un lato trascina anche gli acquisti online (con un aumento stimato tra l'11% e il 14%, passando da 162,6 miliardi a 166,9 miliardi di dollari), dall'altro però non lascia indifferenti gli esercenti tradizionali che, secondo quanto riportato dalla testata americana specializzata Chain Store Age su dati dell'International Council of Shopping Centers, dovranno comunque accogliere il 90% dei consumatori che si recheranno fisicamente in negozio per l'acquisto. Una nuova "Christmas digital experience" sta quindi prendendo forma con l'integrazione sistematica dei vantaggi della scelta del regalo online, ovvero il risparmio di tempo, il confronto delle offerte e la consultazione delle recensioni, all'esperienza dell'acquisto fisico, che permette di interagire concretamente con il dono, ottenere nuove idee e inspirazioni tra le vetrine e la possibilità di vivere appieno l'atmosfera natalizia. In molti infatti valuteranno i regali online ma li prenderanno in negozio (58%), o viceversa li toccheranno con mano sugli scaffali per poi acquistarli online (52%), o infine li compreranno in rete per poi ritirarli in negozio (24%). È quanto emerge da uno studio promosso da Espresso Communication per Sodexo Benefit&Rewards Services, leader nei servizi per la qualità della vita, attraverso un monitoraggio online sui principali social network, blog, forum e community, con il coinvolgimento di un panel di docenti universitari e l'analisi degli ultimi trend riportati dalle testate internazionali. "Lo shopping natalizio del futuro sta già nascendo e si sta concretizzando con la perfetta integrazione dell'esperienza digitale e l'acquisto fisico in negozio grazie a imprese che stanno adattando l'offerta ai cambiamenti della domanda mediante l'elaborazione di processi e strumenti come Pass Shopping, buono acquisto defiscalizzato che permette una libertà ad ampio raggio negli acquisti dei regali – spiega Sergio Satriano, Managing Director di Sodexo Benefit&Rewards Services – Grazie alle nuove generazioni di consumatori stanno infatti cadendo le barriere tra online e offline, fatto che sta spingendo le aziende a investire sull'omnicanalità dei propri servizi. Tutto questo è reso possibile anche grazie alle sempre più avanzate tecnologie mobile, in grado di creare dinamiche del tutto nuove ed utili a soddisfare una clientela variegata e alla ricerca di personalizzazioni dell'esperienza d'acquisto".

 

Ma quali sono le ragioni del successo di questa ricerca sempre più digital del regalo di Natale che però non dimentica l'acquisto fisico tradizionale? Innanzitutto, la garanzia di risparmio di tempo dell'online, bene sempre più prezioso (66%), seguita dalla convenienza degli acquisti confrontati sui portali online con facilità (60%) e la possibilità di consultare recensioni indipendenti prima dell'acquisto (57%); non meno importanti per gli acquisti natalizi sono la possibilità di ricevere a casa l'acquisto (49%) e la possibilità di poter consultare e scegliere durante tutto l'arco della giornata, senza orari (42%). Dall'altra parte, sul fronte dell'esperienza fisica, rimane comunque molto importante per le persone l'interazione fisica con l'oggetto del regalo (55%), seguita dall'ispirazione e dalle nuove idee che regalano le sessioni di shopping in giro per la città (44%) e la voglia di vivere l'atmosfera natalizia tipica ad esempio di mercatini e centri commerciali (39%), oltre alla facilità di restituzione manuale dei resi (29%) e la possibilità di avere il parere del negoziante (24%). "Le decisioni non sono soltanto frutto di calcoli logici, ma l'esito di un complesso processo in cui i processi cognitivi automatici e l'emozione giocano un ruolo importante, anche a Natale – spiega il dott. Vincenzo Russo, Professore Associato di Psicologia dei Consumi e Neuromarketing e Coordinatore del Centro di Ricerca di Neuromarketing presso l'Università IULM di Milano – I canali d'acquisto influenzano notevolmente questo processo, dato che i consumatori riescono a contenere gli elementi emozionali o esperienziali negativi come perdita di tempo, imbarazzo e assillo dei venditori, a fronte di elementi in grado di essere molto più ingaggianti come per esempio la facilità di comparazione prezzi, l'accesso immediato alle informazioni, la possibilità di fruire di sconti o la semplicità di accesso a prodotti inviata a casa da sistemi di delivery sempre più puntuali e garantiti. La soluzione più interessante, infatti, sarà offerta da chi potrà fornire esperienze integrate, ciò che viene chiamato "phigital", ovvero nell'interazione tra digital e fisico: il punto vendita diventerà il luogo esperienziale dove lasciarsi avvolgere da profumi, sapori ed esperienze tattili, rinviando poi ad un secondo momento l'acquisto del prodotto con una forte valorizzazione delle potenzialità del digital, permettendo di rendere immediata e automatizzata la procedura di acquisto e delivery".

 

Pensiero condiviso dal dott. Ercole Vagnozzi, professore di Business Intelligence e Customer Relationship Management presso l'Università di Bologna: "A mio avviso non si può più parlare di vendita di prodotti ma solo di vendita di servizi in cui il prodotto è parte del servizio che lo ingloba. Tale concetto allargato consiste nell'assistere il cliente dal pre-consumo al post-consumo tramite web, social e punti fisici, riducendo al massimo le asimmetrie informative e facendo sentire il consumatore un "prosumer". Oggi riusciamo a parlare ancora di "canali di vendita" di "prodotti" perché non si riesce a tracciare contemporaneamente il consumatore nella vita reale e virtuale, ma quando questo sarà possibile i modelli economici cambieranno. Naturalmente questi cambiamenti dovranno essere supportati anche a livello tecnologico attraverso blockchain, semantiche condivise e SOA, ovvero la service oriented architecture". Quello dell'integrazione del processo d'acquisto digitale e fisico è un processo che spinge le aziende ad investire nei propri canali online per soddisfare al meglio le necessità di consumatori sempre più "digitalizzati", nell'ottica di offrire servizi in modalità omnichannel, garantendo esperienze d'acquisto allo stesso tempo emozionali, personalizzate e comode per l'utente finale, che con questi presupposti spende in media fino al 21% in più secondo Inc.com: come riportato da BizTech sulla base del report "The State Of Retailing Online 2019" infatti il 67% degli esercenti ha recentemente implementato tra i servizi il BORIS, acronimo di "Buy Online, Return in Store" che rappresenta la possibilità di acquistare online ed eventualmente restituire il reso in negozio, mentre il 44% ha inserito il BOPIS, ovvero "Buy Online, Pick up in Store", che implica la possibilità di acquistare online e di ritirare il pacco direttamente con un salto in negozio. Tutto questo è nato proprio per permettere ai clienti di personalizzare al massimo la propria esperienza d'acquisto integrando online e offline.

 

Un trend confermato anche dagli esperti. "L'omnicanalità non è un'opzione è la soluzione – Conclude il dott. Russo – Non a caso il Retail sta diventando un nuovo media omnicanale, uno strumento di comunicazione come gli altri in cui però vi è la dimensione esperienziale che risulta ancora quella più forte. In questo panorama ogni elemento del punto vendita offline dev'essere in grado di dialogare con il consumatore come accade nella condizione online. I negozi devono diventare parte di un sistema di broadcasting capace di operare in frazioni di secondo per creare engagement. Un'integrazione digitale che apporta numerosi vantaggi ai consumatori, come la possibilità di provare esperienze sensoriali offline coinvolgenti, ludiche e polisensoriali per agire poi online, valorizzando gli elementi differenzianti del processo di compravendita online, ovvero la facilità di accesso, la scontistica, la comparabilità di prodotti e prezzi, la consegna a casa". Ma quali sono i canali digitali che gli italiani consultano più frequentemente per farsi un'idea su cosa regalare a Natale? Al primo posto svettano gli e-commerce (68%), che permettono di consultare un'offerta molto vasta e variegata legata all'area di ricerca e consentono di tarare la caccia al regalo in base ad esempio al budget e alla marca, seguiti dai classici motori di ricerca (64%), che permettono una rapida ricerca dell'oggetto del desiderio, dai social network (46%), dove blogger e influencer contribuiscono a dettare le mode, e, infine, gli e-shop e i cataloghi digitali dei grandi marchi (38%), ai quali spesso si giunge anche attraverso gli stessi canali social.



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Share The Road: continua l’impegno di Ford per una condivisione degli spazi stradali all’insegna dell’empatia

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Share The Road: continua l'impegno di Ford per una condivisione degli spazi stradali all'insegna dell'empatia

 

 

 

  • L'Ovale Blu ha scelto di farsi promotore del cambiamento delle abitudini degli utenti della strada, attraverso la campagna Share The Road, nata come declinazione del programma di corsi di guida responsabile Ford Driving Skills for Life, pensata per contribuire al miglioramento della sicurezza e cercare di dirimere l'eterna rivalità per gli spazi stradali, sfruttando l'importante arma dell'empatia

 

Londra, Regno Unito, 28 novembre 2019 – Ford ha coinvolto il personale addetto alle attività di consegna dell'azienda Hermes, nell'experience immersiva di realtà virtuale WheelSwap, nata per sensibilizzare gli utenti della strada a riflettere su una condivisione virtuosa degli spazi stradali, continuando, così, l'impegno dell'Ovale Blu nella campagna Share The Road.

 

WheelSwap, consente uno scambio di punti di vista tra automobilisti e ciclisti. I primi ritrovandosi, seppur virtualmente, nei panni di un ciclista possono comprendere quanto siano rischiosi alcuni dei loro comportamenti: sorpassi troppo ravvicinati, mancato uso delle frecce di direzione prima delle svolte o l'apertura delle portiere senza controllare


l'eventuale arrivo di biciclette. L'altra versione consente, viceversa, ai ciclisti di provare l'esperienza su strada dal punto di vista degli automobilisti, comprendendo a loro volta la pericolosità di alcuni dei loro comportamenti più frequenti: passaggi con il semaforo rosso, l'imbocco di strade a senso unico nella direzione opposta o mutamenti improvvisi di direzione.

 

La scelta del coinvolgimento di Hermes nasce dalla riflessione sul crescente aumento degli acquisti online che ha portato, di conseguenza, alla diffusione, sulle strade europee, di utenti dedicati alle attività di consegna, tra cui biciclette e veicoli commerciali, sempre più essenziali per recapitare le merci ai clienti.

 

Secondo il rapporto Economics of Commercial Van Usage Across Europe del Center for Economics and Business Research, il numero di veicoli commerciali in Italia, Francia, Germania, Paesi Bassi, Spagna, Turchia e Regno Unito è aumentato di oltre il 10% tra il 2013 e il 2018, da 23.250.000 a 25.690.000.

 

Alla sperimentazione, tenutasi presso uno degli hub a Londra dell'azienda, che consegna più di 390 milioni di pacchi all'anno e impiega migliaia di autisti, hanno partecipato oltre 35 driver.

 

L'esercizio ha fornito un'utile opportunità di vedere la strada da una prospettiva diversa. Infatti, l'88% dei partecipanti, ha espresso l'intenzione di cambiare le proprie abitudini stradali grazie alla consapevolezza maturata durante l'experience.

 

"Siamo stati lieti di collaborare con Ford utilizzando l'experience di realtà virtuale WheelSwap, che ha offerto ai nostri driver una visione reale della prospettiva degli altri utenti della strada. Il feedback di tutti i nostri autisti è stato molto positivo", ha commentato Martin Allwood, Network Contractor Manager, Hermes. "In Hermes, ci impegniamo a garantire che il nostro personale riceva la migliore formazione possibile come supporto alla sua continua evoluzione".

 

L'Ovale Blu ha scelto di farsi promotore del cambiamento delle abitudini degli utenti della strada, attraverso la campagna Share The Road, nata come declinazione del programma di corsi di guida responsabile Ford Driving Skills for Life, pensata per contribuire al miglioramento della sicurezza e cercare di dirimere l'eterna rivalità per gli spazi stradali, sfruttando l'importante arma dell'empatia.

 

"È importante per Ford che tutti gli utenti della strada siano in grado di raggiungere la propria destinazione in sicurezza", ha commentato Tom Thompson, Project Lead, Ford Mobility. "Supportiamo pienamente una maggiore diversità nelle soluzioni di consegna dell'ultimo miglio e stiamo lavorando attivamente per stimolare la diffusione delle consegne in bicicletta nelle aree urbane. Lavorare con aziende come Hermes ci aiuta a mantenere le strade il più possibile sicure per tutti".



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Chutney-On-The-Fritz Fears Postal Strike

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The residents of the pretty little hamlet of Chutney-on-the-Fritz are up in arms this morning after it was announced last night that a Royal Mail postal strike over the Christmas period will leave them virtually cut off from the outside world. The...
          

Huawei Mate 30 Pro review: cel mai bun telefon pe care nu ţi-l putem recomanda (Telefoane mobile)

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Mate 30 Pro nu are nevoie de nicio introducere. Este probabil cel mai popular smartphone de pe internet la momentul actual, popularitate care i se trage din mai multe. Da, este noul flagship al producătorului chinez Huawei, compania de pe locul 2 mondial pe piaţa de smartphone-uri, însă este totodată şi telefonul cu cea mai performantă cameră foto de pe piaţă, dar şi unul dintre puţinele modele care nu poate fi livrat cu Android „complet”, cu aplicaţii Google. Iată cu ce impresii mi-a lăsat noul Mate 30 Pro după mai bine de o săptămână de utilizare.

Prezentare

Mate 30 Pro nu este încă disponibil la vânzare în România şi momentan nu ştim exact dacă şi când va ajunge în magazinele autohtone. Cert este că noi am avut spre testare o versiune din China a telefonului, întrucât o versiune „europeană” nu exista la momentul în care aceste telefoane au fost aduse în ţară. Din acest motiv, vor exista cu siguranţă câteva diferenţe de utilizare faţă de o eventuală variantă europeană,însă asta am avut la îndemână aşa că asta am testat. 

Am mai văzut Mate 30 Pro în trecut, având ocazia de a ne juca cu el pe o perioadă scurtă în cadrul unui eveniment privat organizat de Huawei. Astfel, din punct de vedere al design-ului acest model era o cantitate cunoscută: ecran „orizont” curbat pe margini la un unghi de 88 de grade, sticlă pe spate, o cameră încadrată într-un cerc şi o ramă metalică subţire de jur-împrejurul ecranului.

Pentru că este atât de curbat, ecranul ajunge până aproape de partea din spate a dispozitivului, în timp ce butoanele de volum au fost eliminate complet, singurul buton fizic prezent fiind Power, şi acesta mutat aproape de capacul din spate. Telefonul nu are un jack de 3,5mm şi nici un adaptor în cutie, însă vine cu o pereche de căşti USB-C, cât şi cu un cablu de încărcare capabil să facă transfer de energie la 5A, care se conectează la un adaptor de priză cu încărcare rapidă la 40W „SuperCharge”. Acesta din urmă a venit cu mufă de China/SUA, deci l-am folosit cu un convertor la priză europeană (care nu este inclus în pachet). Desigur, acesta a funcţionat fără probleme, oferind o încărcare extrem de rapidă, procentele crescând vizibil de la o secundă la alta.

În timp ce telefonul este impresionant a o primă vedere din punct de vedere al design-ului, probabil că decizia de a merge atât de mult în direcţia curburii ecranului nu a fost atât de bună. Chiar dacă datorită mai puţin lat decât al altor modele de pe piaţă, acesta este mai uşor de ţinut în mână, Mate 30 Pro este extrem de alunecos. Modelul testat nu include şi o husă în pachet, însă de obicei variantele „retail” ale telefoanelor Huawei includ acest accesoriu.

Chiar şi cu o husă însă, pentru că ecranul este foarte mult extins pe laterale, nici măcar una foarte rezistentă nu ar putea să protejeze foarte bine dispozitivul în cazul unui accident. Având în vedere că telefonul este în mare parte arealizat din sticlă, probabil că cei care aleg să îl cumpere ar trebui să îi acorde o atenţie sporită acestui model. Reparaţiile în România momentan nu sunt posibile, nici la service-ul Huawei, întrucât telefonul nu există oficial pe piaţă, iar piesele de schimb precum un kit display + sticla de protecţie ar fi cu siguranţă foarte scump.

Şi de această dată, Huawei a ales să decoreze sticla de pe spatele telefonului în culori atrăgătoare, modelul mov testat fiind foarte „elegant” şi totodată „unisex”. Nu ai motive să ascunzi culoarea mov a telefonului nici dacă eşti bărbat, chiar dacă porţi mereu costum şi cravată, nuanţa este foarte subtilă şi este combinată cu un bleu foarte plăcut, care conferă acestui dispozitiv un aspect de bujiterie scumpă.

Şi nu am fi departe de adevăr, Mate 30 Pro în Europa a fost anunţat la un preţ de 1.100 euro, acelaşi preţ pe care Samsung îl cere pe Galaxy Note10+ şi Apple pe cel mai ieftin model iPhone 11 Pro Max. Şi faţă de aceste modele, Mate 30 Pro are atât plusuri, cât şi nişte minusuri foarte importante.

Specificaţii

  • Display: 6,53", OLED, Full HD+ (2.400 x 1.176 pixeli), format 18,5:9, HDR10
  • Chipset: Hauwei Kirin 990 Octa-core (2 x 2,86 GHz Cortex-A76 + 2 x 2,09 GHz Cortex-A76 + 4 x 1,86 GHz Cortex-A55), 7nm, Dual NPU, GPU Mali G76-MP16
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Stocare: 256GB
  • Camera principală: Quad-Camera - 40 MP wide (f/1.6), OIS + 40 MP ultra-wide (f/1.8) + 8 MP zoom 3x (f/2.4) + senzor 3D TOF
  • Camera frontală: 32 megapixeli f/2.0
  • Sistem de operare: Android 10 (EMUI 10), fără Google Mobile Services
  • Baterie: 4,500 mAh, Super Charge 40 W
  • Greutate: 198 grame
  • Altele: dual-SIM (slot SIM 2 comun cu cel pentru card Nano Memory), NFC, senzor de amprentă în ecran, infraroşu, autentificare facială 3D, rezistenţă la apă şi praf IP68
  • Accesorii: încărcător Super Charge, cablu USB-C, căşti pe fir cu USB-C

Impresii

În general un review pentru un smartphone obişnuit ar fi abordat mai întâi capabilităţile hardware, fie că vorbim despre calitatea display-ului, performanţă sau camera foto. Totuşi, Mate 30 Pro este un caz special, aşa că vom începe direct cu software-ul. La o primă vedere, nu s-a schimbat mare lucru de la ultimul flagship Huawei, modelul P30 Pro. Interfaţa este tot EMUI, de data aceasta bazată pe Android 10, însă fără aplicaţii Google.

Având în vedere că vorbim despre un model Huawei realizat pentru piaţa din China, acest lucru nu este deloc ieşit din comun, însă în cazul lui Mate 30 Pro, telefonul nu ar avea acces la Google Mobile Services nici măcar dacă s-ar vinde oficial în România. Scandalul dintre SUA şi Huawei a fost discutat şi documentat şi pe go4it încă de acum jumătate de an de când a început, însă realitatea este că această situaţie are un efect direct asupra utilizării telefonului.

Modul de utilizare al lui Mate 30 Pro nu este cu aproape nimic diferit faţă de cel al unui smartphone Huawei din trecut. Toate funcţiile software native ale EMUI 10 sunt încă aici, iar interfaţa a fost actualizată puţin pentru a fi similară nu doar cu iOS-ul celor de la Apple, cum era în trecut, dar şi cu One UI-ul celor de la Samsung, cu butoane ceva mai mari în aplicaţii şi o secţiune de notificări pe tot ecranul.

Totuşi, apare o problemă destul de mare în momentul în care va trebui să începi să configurezi telefonul pentru utilizare. În locul unui cont Google, va trebui să foloseşti la prima configurare un cont Huawei ID. Dacă ai avut un telefon Huawei în trecut, s-ar putea să ai deja unul, folosit pentru backup-uri în cloud şi autentificarea în cadrul aplicaţiilor Huawei integrate în software-ul EMUI precum HiCare, de exemplu.

Acest cont este folosit şi pentru magazinul de aplicaţii proprietar App Gallery, singurul magazin pre-instalat, de altfel. Nu am avut la îndemână versiunea europeană a magazinului, însă varianta din China pare să fie bine populată cu aplicaţii populare în China precum WeChat, aplicaţiile Baidu, Weibo şi multe altele. Întrucât aplicaţiile pe care le folosim zi de zi în Europa sunt de obicei interzise în China, acestea nu se regăsesc pe App Gallery-ul chinezesc.

Pentru a putea folosi măcar la un nivel de bază telefonul, am instalat folosind un alt magazin de aplicaţii, mai puţin convenţional, Aptoide. Experienţa cu acesta este cel puţin dezamăgitoare, dar măcar îşi face treaba, cât de cât. Odată ce selectezi o aplicaţie din Aptoide, magazinul îţi livrează vreo 2-3 reclame video, iar apoi sistemul EMUI te întrebă dacă vrei să instalezi aplicaţia dintr-o sursă „dubioasă” precum Aptoide, sau dacă nu vrei să cauţi aceeaşi aplicaţie pe App Gallery.

Am folosit această metodă pentru a instala aplicaţiile de social media precum Instagram, Facebook şi Facebook Messenger, care au funcţionat fără probleme, minus atunci când era necesar Google Maps pentru a găsi adresa unui eveniment, de exemplu. Aptoide include aplicaţii Google şi chiar o variantă de Google Mobile Services, însă instalarea lor pune doar iconiţa în meniu, aplicaţiile fiind imposibil de rulat fără instalarea serviciilor printr-o metodă mai „dură”. Atunci când dai click pe o adresă, eşti transferat automat în browser-ul Huawei (telefonul nu include nici Google Chrome) pe site-ul Google Maps. Desigur, funcţionalitatea în browser este limitată. Am reuşit să rulez Waze, în schimb, din Aptoide, deci nu rămâi complet fără navigaţie. Waze este însă util doar pentru navigaţie în maşină, fără să ofere rute pentru pietoni sau pentru transport în comun.

YouTube-ul funcţionează la fel, exclusiv în browser, iar aplicaţii precum Netflix sau altele de acest gen refuză să pornească. Astfel, ecranul de rezoluţie înaltă cu compatibilitate HDR nu poate fi folosit la adevărata lui valoare, întrucât nu poţi accesa conţinutul.

Şi pentru că nu are Google Play Store, telefonul nu poate rula nici aplicaţii de banking, deci verificarea soldului curent sau plăţile cu telefonul nu sunt posibile. Există posibilitatea ca Huawei să convingă băncile în viitor să ofere aplicaţiile şi prin AppGallery, însă momentan aceste capabilităţi sunt inaccesibile unui Huawei Mate 30 Pro.

Totodată, toate aplicaţiile pe care le-ai cumpărat până acum pe platforma Android, care de obicei mergeau cu tine de la un telefon la altul, nu sunt accesibile. Chiar dacă Huawei Mate 30 Pro este un telefon cu Android, acesta nu îţi poate oferi acces la plaja largă de aplicaţii din magazinul Google. În China acest lucru nu reprezintă o problemă, dar în Europa, magazinul Google este esenţial, nu doar pentru serviciile sale precum YouTube, Gmail sau Maps, ci şi pentru toate celelalte aplicaţii disponibile.

Într-un viitor în care producătorii de aplicaţii încep să publice totul şi pe App Gallery, asemeni magazinului App Store de la Apple un telefon cu software non-Google ar putea fi recomandat. În acest moment însă, nu este cazul, chiar şi cu disponibilitatea câtorva aplicaţii româneşti precum Bitdefender şi Biziday. Huawei are acum nevoie de suportul unor jucători mari precum Facebook, Netflix, sau chiar Google (printr-o metodă similară cu iOS) pentru a putea concura serios pe piaţa de smartphone-uri la capitolul software.  

Şi acum că am trecut peste „elefantul” din cameră, putem vorbi puţin despre hardware, care într-adevăr este foarte bine pus la punct... cu mici excepţii.

De exemplu, ecranul „orizont”, aşa cum este numit de Huawei, compatibil cu HDR10, vine cu o rezoluţie ciudată: 2.400 x 1.176. Aceasta nu este nici pe departe deranjantă, imaginile fiind foarte clare, însă compania o listează în meniu drept FHD+. Faţă de Mate 20 Pro, de anul trecut, unii ar putea considera că acest ecran este un soi de „downgrade” la capitolul rezoluţie. Adevărul este că panoul pare să fie foarte bun, atât timp cât este configurat corespunzător. Implicit, acesta vine cu setarea de culori „intensă” şi o temperatură de culoare echilibrată. Totuşi, culorile nu sunt deloc naturale, iar fotografiile realizate cu telefonul arată diferit pe ecran faţă de cum sunt de fapt.

Dar ecranul este configurat aşa pentru a te impresiona. Odată ce îl treci pe culori naturale se vede că acesta afişează nişte culori „spălăcite”, în nuanţe neutre. Nu este ceva tocmai deranjant, însă cei care sunt interesaţi de un panou care să afişeze culori cât mai corect, probabil că şi-ar fi dorit un ecran calibrat din fabrică. Marginile extrem de curbate arată foarte bine şi te „păcălesc” că ai în mână un ecran „infinit”. Totodată, în utilizare normală, pe margini poţi găsi de multe ori elemente pe care vrei să le atingi, sau în timpul redării unui clip, partea de sus a materialului se poate prelinge pe laterale. Există o opţiune care limitează acest efect, restricţionând lăţimea ecranului pentru fiecare aplicaţie în parte, dar o parte tot apare afişată pe zona curbată, însă nu până la marginea extremă.

Huawei a ales un ecran curbat la extrem pentru a impresiona, însă după primele câteva minute parcă îţi doreşti un telefon mai puţin alunecos şi cu un ecran care să nu afişeze conţinut în zonele în care nu ajungi. Această curbură exagerată constituie şi un alt dezavantaj în utilizarea lui Mate 30 Pro: lipsa unor butoane de volum. Astfel, nu poţi controla volumul pentru muzică atunci când ecranul este stins, iar atunci când este aprins, gestul de atingere dublă pe margine funcţionează doar din când în când.

Chemarea controlului pentru volum nu este consistentă, fiind necesare mai multe apăsări succesive pentru a apărea. Deja notch-ul nici nu mai este o problemă, întrucât acesta poate fi ascuns la nevoie şi măcar Huawei, la fel ca Apple, şi spre diferenţă de alţi producători, chiar a inclus hardware specializat în decupaj.

La fel ca în cazul lui Mate 20 Pro, şi Mate 30 Pro are o tehnologie de autentificare biometrică prin recunoaştere facială. Funcţia este similară cu Face ID de la Apple şi funcţionează la fel sau chiar mai bine. Deblocarea este instantă şi ai opţiunea de a seta dacă telefonul să te ducă direct în meniu, sau dacă să te lase să citeşti mai întâi notificările. Există chiar şi un mod de intimitate, care ascunde toate notificările dacă este detectată o altă persoană în afară de cel care are faţa înregistrată în telefon. Pe lângă recunoaşterea facială, există şi un senzor de amprentă optic în display, care funcţionează foarte bine, însă nu este necesar aproape niciodată, întrucât telefonul se deblochează de obicei înainte să ai timp să pui degetul pe ecran datorită recunoaşterii faciale.

Am testat senzorul de amprentă doar de la depărtare, evitând să intru în raza de recunoaştere facială şi a funcţionat bine şi rapid, mult mai consistent decât cel ultrasonic de pe Galaxy S10 şi Note10, de exemplu. Probabil că acesta este şi argumentul Apple pentru lipsa unui senzor de amprentă pe noile sale iPhone-uri: recunoaşterea facială pur şi simplu funcţionează şi folosind puncte laser şi camere cu infraroşu, este la fel sau chiar mai sigură decât alte tipuri de autentificare. Este bine că există opţiuni, dar nu ai prea multe motive să foloseşti amprenta în defavoarea deblocării faciale pe Mate 30 Pro.

Huawei P30 Pro a dovedit că un flagship poate fi şi puternic şi poate oferi şi autonomie foarte bună. Mate 30 Pro continuă astfel tradiţia, fiind unul dintre puţinele telefoane de pe piaţă care poate funcţiona două zile la o singură încărcare. Sincer, nici nu ar fi fost deranjant dacă Mate 30 Pro ţinea doar o zi, întrucât bateria se încarcă extrem de repede, iar încărcarea wireless este de asemenea prezentă. Ba chair funcţionează şi în sens invers, pentru a încărca alte dispozitive, ceva ce Apple încă nu a adoptat.

Probabil că nu are prea mult sens să mai vorbim despre performanţă în cazul unui telefon de top, însă Huawei Mate 30 Pro se simte mai rapid decât majoritatea telefoanelor de pe piaţă, chiar dacă pe hârtie are un hardware mai puţin puternic. Testele de performanţă pun chipset-ul Kirin 990 undeva la nivelul procesoarelor de anul trecut ale concurenţei, precum Snapdragon 845 şi Apple A12 Bionic.

Benchmarks

  • AnTuTu v8 - 372.897 puncte
  • GeekBench 4 - Single-Core 3.836 / Multi-Core 11.933
  • 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme Vulkan - 5.430 puncte
  • PCMark - 8.549 puncte 

Totuşi, optimizarea software-ului pentru hardware este excelentă, totul fiind foarte rapid, de la deschiderea aplicaţiilor la tranziţiile între ele. Totodată, Kirin 990 este primul procesor Huawei care permite înregistrarea video în 4K la 60 de cadre pe secundă. Capabilităţile de AI sunt greu de măsurat, chiar dacă există teste specifice, însă cei de la Huawei promit performanţă mai bună în toate cazurile de utilizare, fie că vorbim despre îmbunătăţirea fotografiilor prin detecţie de scenă sau de optimizarea consumului de baterie. Cert este că în utilizare Mate 30 Pro este extrem de rapid, comparabil cu un telefon OnePlus din ultimele generaţii. Din păcate, lipsa aplicaţiilor nu prea încurajează folosirea lui la fel de mult precum în cazul altor telefoane „obişnuite”.

Şi aşa ne apropiem de ultima parte a acestui review, unde vom discuta puţin despre camera foto. Există deja destule teste ştiinţifice, care demonstrează calitatea cadrelor realizate cu Mate 30 Pro şi nu le voi contesta. Este adevărat că fotografiile realizate cu acest telefon arată foarte bine, însă nu sunt întotdeauna „corecte” din punct de vedere cromatic sau al expunerii. Chiar şi aşa, este greu să găseşti un alt telefon care performează la fel de bine.

Senzorul principal de 40 megapixeli captează fotografii la 10 megapixeli prin „pixel binning” care păstrează extrem de multe detalii şi de obicei oferă o expunere corectă, însă culorile ar putea fi puţin gălbui, din cauza senzorulu RYYB folosit. Atfel, recomandarea noastră ar fi activarea modului Master AI, care foloseşte setări predefinite de scenă pentru a optimiza cadrele, scăzând astfel din efectul de îngălbenire. Acest senzor este atât de luminos întrucât fotografiile pe timp de noapte, fără modul nocturn, sunt foarte bune, ba chiar uneori prea luminoase. Majoritatea fotografiilor seara sau noaptea trebuie puţin subexpuse pentru a afişa imagini „realiste”, ceea ce poate fi considerat un avantaj sau dezavantaj.

Modul nocturn, aşa cum Huawei ne-a obişnuit deja este extrem de eficient, însă luminează peste necesităţi cadrele. Acesta ar trebui folosit exclusiv în beznă completă, şi chiar şi atunci va oferi un efect exagerat, putând uneori să transforme noaptea în zi. Din păcate, acesta trebuie selectat manual din meniul camerei, iar expunerea durează destul de mult. Alte companii au realizat moduri nocturne care pot să pornească automat la nevoie, sau care sunt accesibile rapid în timpul fotografierii normale.

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De fapt, întreaga aplicaţie de cameră de la Huawei pare să fi rămas puţin în urmă la nivel de interfaţă. Aceasta este foarte încărcată şi greoaie, putând cu uşurinţă să te pierzi în moduri, unele dintre ele precum timelapse, sau slow motion fiind ascunse în meniul „mai multe”. De exemplu, există două moduri de a adăuga blur în jurul unui subiect: apertură, care pare să fie concentrat pe obiecte şi portret, care este realizat pentru oameni. Efectul de blur este mai bun decât pe alte modele, ale concurenţei, precum Samsung, de exemplu, însă tot nu pare să fie „natural”.

Dar Mate 30 Pro mai are şi alte camere. De exemplu, acesta beneficiază de pe urma unei camere „SuperSensing Cine Camera” de 40 megapixeli, cu un obiectiv ultra-wide, realizată special pentru filmări, dar care poate fi folosită şi pentru fotografii. Aceasta este probabil cea mai performantă cameră ultra-wide dintr-un telefon de până acum, însă unghiul său nu este la fel de larg ca în cazul altor dispozitive. Totuşi, este de ajuns pentru câteva fotografii mai cuprinzătoare şi este excelentă pentru filmări, beneficiind de o stabilizare bine pusă la punct, chiar dacă aceasta este exclusiv electronică.

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Camera de pe Mate 30 Pro poate să şi filmeze şi la 7680 cadre pe secundă în modul slow-motion, în rezoluţie 720p. Rezultatele sunt impresionante, atât timp cât ai lumină destulă şi răbdare să repeţi filmarea până când prinzi exact ceea ce îţi doreşti. Asemeni funcţiei similare de pe Samsung, trebuie ca acţiunea să aibă loc într-o anumită zonă de pe ecran, iar telefonul filmează doar o mică fracţiune de secundă pe care o lungeşte în ceva de aproape un minut. Aceasta este însă o funcţie pe care o vei folosi o dată sau de două ori şi de care vei uita repede.

 

 

În cele din urmă, avem de a face cu o cameră cu zoom optic 3x. Şi aceasta pare să fie cea mai performantă cameră cu zoom 3x de pe piaţă, însă este un pas în spate faţă de camera cu zoom 5x de pe Huawei P30 Pro. Şi acest model poate oferi zoom de până la 5x în mod hibrid, cât şi zoom digital de maximum 30x. La 30x însă nu mai poţi avea pretenţia de a vedea detalii sau de a realiza un cadru foarte stabil. Este doar un lucru pe care îl poţi face, nu ceva ce ar trebui să faci.

Câteva lucruri în plus care trebuie menţionate: modul nocturn funcţionează pe toate cele trei camere, ceva ce este de apreciat, întrucât obiectivele şi senzorii de pe ultra-wide şi zoom nu sunt comparabili în performanţă cu cel principal, deci pentru acestea chiar are sens acest mod de fotografiere. Totuşi, modul în care selectezi camera utilizată este foarte slab implementat.

Majoritatea companiilor au un buton care în mod implicit afişează multiplul de zoom: 0,6x, 1x, 3x, etc. Huawei nu permite însă decât selectarea nivelului de zoom şi implicit a camerei folosite, decât prin tragerea simbolului pe o bară, sau prin „pinch to zoom”. Nu poţi selecta rapid camera şi nivelul de zoom. Singurul lucru mai rapid este atingerea barei în zonele gradate, însă nu este niciodată un proces foarte precis. Dacă doreşti să realizezi o fotografie cu o singură mână, este greu sau chiar imposibil să schimbi camera folosită. Lipsa butoanelor de volum aduce însă un buton virtual mobil pe marginea curbată, care poate fi folosit pe post de declanşator. Prezenta acestui buton nu încurcă, însă nici experienţa de utilizare nu este tocmai impresionantă. Există şi poate fi folosit, la nevoie, dar utilizatorii vor opta cu siguranţă tot pentru clasicul butonul de pe ecran.

Concluzii

Deja am scris un review extrem de lung despre un telefon pe care Huawei probabil că nu îl va lansa în prea multe exemplare în afara Chinei. Este important însă să ştiţi în cazul în care aveţi ocazia să cumpăraţi un astfel de dispozitiv care sunt avantajele şi dezavantajele acestui model. Da, este unul dintre cele mai bine construite telefoane de până acum, cu o cameră foarte bună şi performanţă de top, autonomie şi cam tot hardware-ul pe care ţi l-ai dori de la un telefon.

Totodată, vine cu un software „faultat”, care nu poate să ţină pasul cu concurenţa. Desigur, avem de a face cu jocuri politice şi un conflict economic între SUA şi China. Însă indiferent de părerile personale despre acest conflict, trebuie să recunoaştem că acestea nu schimbă realitatea: Mate 30 Pro este livrat fără aplicaţii şi servicii Google, fără acces la magazinul de aplicaţii cu cea mai bogată ofertă de software, fără acces la aplicaţiile cumpărate anterior şi fără posibilitatea de a rula aplicaţii moderne de streaming video sau audio, sau de banking şi fintech. Să nu mai vorbim despre posibilitatea de plată cu telefonul, întrucât Huawei Pay nu este funcţional în România.

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Concluzia este că Mate 30 Pro este într-adevăr un telefon foarte bun, neaşteptat de bine pus la punct când vine vorba despre hardware. Din păcate, acesta este imposibil de recomandat în România din cauza software-ului. Poate că în viitor, după ce Huawei atrage mai mulţi parteneri, lipsa serviciilor Google nu va mai fi o problemă atât de gravă, iar EMUI, chiar şi cu baze în Android, ar putea deveni o alternativă reală la sistemul de operare Google şi la iOS. Mai durează însă până atunci, iar Huawei va trebui să se mişte repede, întrucât piaţa se mişcă repede, iar utilizatorii probabil că nu vor avea răbdare să aştepte foarte mult. Xiaomi, Oppo şi OnePlus vin destul de tare din urmă pe piaţa din Europa, în timp ce Apple abia a început să îşi revină după câţiva ani de scădere.

Dacă mâine apare update pentru Mate 30 Pro cu servicii Google, da, acesta este probabil cel mai bun telefon cu Android pe care îl poţi cumpăra în acest moment, în ciuda celorlalte minusuri ale sale. Dacă vrei să te bazezi pe cunoştinţele tale în domeniu şi să instalezi pe cont propriu aplicaţiile Google, ia în calcul că majoriatea utilizatorilor nu ştiu să facă asta şi nu sunt interesaţi să înveţe. Iar un update pe serverele Google ar putea în orice moment să blocheze accesul acestor dispozitive care nu au acces oficial la serviciile sale. Este un risc prea mare şi pe bani foarte mulţi, pe care utilizatorii de dispozitive premium nu ar trebui să şi-l asume.

 

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UPDATED: Deep Cove Open House! 2638 PANORAMA DRIVE, North Vancouver, BC

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Please note the change for this upcoming openhouse.

We are happy to announce that this Dec 1st, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 2638 PANORAMA DRIVE in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent House for sale in beautiful Deep Cove.

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Deep Cove Open House! 2638 PANORAMA DRIVE, North Vancouver, BC

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We are happy to announce that this Nov 30th, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 2638 PANORAMA DRIVE in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent House for sale in beautiful Deep Cove.

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Deep Cove Open House! 2881 PANORAMA DRIVE, North Vancouver, BC

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We are happy to announce that this Nov 23rd, 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM we will be hosting an Open House at 2881 PANORAMA DRIVE in Deep Cove, North Vancouver. This is an opportunity to visit this excellent House for sale in beautiful Deep Cove.

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Roche Point Open House! 11 555 RAVEN WOODS DRIVE, North Vancouver, BC

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ETSI GS NFV 005-V1.2.1 Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV); Proofs of Concept; Framework

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GRNFV-SEC 018-V1.1.1 Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV); Security; Report on NFV Remote Attestation Architecture

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ETSI GRMEC 027-V2.1.1 Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC); Study on MEC support for alternative virtualization technologies

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Studi Literatur Tentang Pengaruh Penggunaan Virtual Laboratory dalam Pembelajaran IPA

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IPA disebut sebagai ilmu eksperimental. Eksperimen atau praktikum adalah kegiatan untuk mengamati, menguji dan membuktikan teori sehingga didapatkan pengembangan teori secara ilmiah. Namun sampai saat…

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Retailers Wooing Holiday Shoppers Try AI On for Size

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What if e-commerce retailers could use technology to replicate the role of the in-store sales associate, providing people at home with the type of personal attention that really drives sales? Technology vendors are working feverishly to make that a reality. Using artificial intelligence and voice assistants, like Amazon’s Alexa, Google Home, and Siri, online retailers are beginning to imagine a world where shoppers can ask their voice companions for recommendations on product fit or gift suggestions in specific price ranges. There may even be a time, not too far in the future, when shoppers can get personal feedback during try-ons inside their own closets, thanks to “smart” mirrors and other virtual reality technology.
          

Immediate Dental Implantation in Oncologic Jaw Reconstruction: Workflow Optimization to Decrease Time to Full Dental Rehabilitation

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imageSummary: Full dental rehabilitation following segmental mandibulectomy or maxillectomy for oncologic tumor ablation should be the goal for every patient. But despite advances in technology and reconstructive techniques, many patients do not achieve timely or complete oral rehabilitation. Recognizing this fault, we recently adopted an innovative workflow to increase the number of patients undergoing dental restoration, irrespective of tumor pathology or need for adjuvant radiotherapy. Preoperatively, every osseous jaw reconstruction undergoes virtual surgical planning to incorporate the placement of endosseous implants into the fibula osteocutaneous free flap. The dental implants are then placed intraoperatively at the time of tumor ablation and reconstruction. Four-to-six weeks following the initial surgery, the patient returns to the operating room for vestibuloplasty and exposure of the dental implants. Within 3 days of the vestibuloplasty, a temporary dental prosthesis is placed in the dental clinic, and the patient can then begin radiation therapy if needed. Following adjuvant radiation therapy, the temporary prosthesis can be replaced with a permanent one. At our institution, this innovative workflow has allowed for earlier aesthetic restoration of the jaw and greatly expanded the number of patients able to achieve oral rehabilitation. Herein, we describe this innovative workflow and provide technical pearls for successful execution.
          

Drs Exclusive - The Doctors Saved My Vision; Flip or Flop Star Tarek El Moussa; Virtual Boyfriends; Hypnotherapy To Quit Sugar

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A young woman loses her vision and turns to The Doctors for help
          

Drs Exclusive - The Doctors Saved My Vision; Flip or Flop Star Tarek El Moussa; Virtual Boyfriends; Hypnotherapy To Quit Sugar

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A young woman loses her vision and turns to The Doctors for help
          

True Love with a Virtual Boyfriend?

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Apps that simulate romance by letting women create “virtual boyfriends” are becoming a lucrative industry – but is it healthy to flirt with an imaginary guy?
          

Virtual Boyfriends?

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Is Having a Virtual Boyfriend Unhealthy?

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Psychotherapist Dr. Mike Dow and The Doctors weigh in on effects of having a virtual boyfriend.
          

Requisitos mínimos para rodar Half-Life: Alyx não são nada humildes

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Jogos de realidade virtual são tradicionalmente pesados, mas parece que Half-Life: Alyx vai exigir dos jogadores um PC bastante robusto para ser rodado. A Valve divulgou os requisitos mínimos na página oficial do título e eles são bem exigentes. Confira: SO: Windows 10 Processador: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600 Memória: 12 GB de RAM Placa de vídeo: GTX 1060 / RX 580 – 6GB VRAM Vale lembrar que estes são apenas os requisitos mínimos, necessários para rodar o jogo, e não os recomendados, que ainda não foram divulgados pela … Continuar Leitura
          

Publications - Monetary Dialogue - 2 December 2019 - Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

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Executive summary of the papers
Questions by the experts
Topic 1 – Task Ahead: Review of the ECB's Monetary Policy Strategy
     Thoughts on a Review of the ECB’s Monetary Policy Strategy - Christophe BLOT, Jérôme CREEL and Paul HUBERT (OFCE)
     The Two-pillar Strategy of the ECB: Ready for a Review – Daniel GROS and Angela CAPOLONGO (CEPS)
     Priorities for Review of the ECB’s Monetary Policy Strategy - Jérémie COHEN-SETTON, Christopher G. COLLINS and Joseph E. GAGNON (Peterson Institute for International Economics)
     The Urgent Need for a Review of the ECB's Monetary Policy Strategy: Towards an Institutional Review - Christopher A. HARTWELL (CASE)
     Recommendations for the ECB’s Monetary Policy Strategy Review – Karl WHELAN (University College Dublin)
Topic 2 – The Future of Money
     The Impact of Digitalisation on the Monetary System - Salomon FIEDLER, Klaus-Jürgen GERN and Ulrich STOLZENBURG (Kiel Institute for the World Economy)
     Virtual Money: How Much do Cryptocurrencies Alter the Fundamental Functions of Money? – Eddie GERBA (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Margarita RUBIO (University of Nottingham)
     Public or Private? The Future of Money - Chi Hyun KIM and Alexander KRIWOLUZKY (DIW Berlin)
     The Next Generation of Digital Currencies: In Search of Stability - Grégory CLAEYS and Maria DEMERTZIS (Bruegel)

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Cómo configurar Servidores Virtuales (Virtual Hosts) en Apache y Debian 10 Buster

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En éste tutorial o guía paso a paso se describe como configurar servidores virtuales (virtual hosts) en Apache sobre Debian 10 Buster. Los servidores virtuales también son llamados sitios web o páginas web, y permiten servir más de uno usando el mismo servidor web, en éste caso, Apache. Cuando recién instalamos LAMP (“Linux, Apache, MySQL, […]
          

Some Innovations in Gaming

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Some Innovations in Gaming

While it is true that the main purpose of video games is entertainment, they have grown to be so much more. The advancement in technology that has occurred because people wanted to make more immersive and enjoyable games has opened many productive pathways for human-machine interaction. As of right now, the budget of the video game industry is on par and sometimes even more than the TV or film industry, despite being not so mainstream as the latter. Now, let us take a look at some of the examples of how some developments or events in video games aided the advancement in the real world.

Cognitive and Social Benefits

Despite people calling video games a waste of time, there has been credible research on how video games improve the social skills, and memory for people; this effect is even more beneficial for those who have some sort of limitation. Examples of this can be games improving the memory for the elderly who have Alzheimer’s disease, gaming can enable children with autism to make new friends and if you want to find the most effective way to relieve stress then games will help you in that regard. More research has found out that playing online video games improves how people work together in groups to achieve a single objective, it increases their leadership skills and how dedicated they should be to their respective roles. It helps with young adults with their everyday stress, depression and increases their empathy. Also, young girls who are fond of gaming are three times more likely to pursue a degree in the STEM fields.

Microsoft’s Adaptive Controllers

This innovative device was developed by the company with the help of an idea by a veteran gamer who had mobility problems. The development of the controller started out as a part project of two hackathons organized by Microsoft with the central focus for being something that will help gamers with disabilities. The design of the controller includes two large programmable buttons and 19 jacks that offer connectivity to various devices for gaming on either your Xbox or gaming PC. Microsoft is planning to use these adaptive controllers in rehab centers so that the elderly who have limited mobility are able to play video games again, this helps in activities that will focus on therapeutic aid and improve things like hand-eye coordination, muscle memory, and social interaction.

Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease

Sea Hero Quest is a VR game that has been designed in a way that could detect signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in players. The game has the players navigating and controlling a boat where they would have to pass it through a series of checkpoints before they could reach the final destinations. However, the memory comes into play here as the checkpoints are shown on a map that is only revealed to the player at the starting of their journey. After they have observed the points, they will have to rely on their memory of where the checkpoints could be to get through. The game was developed by people from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, Glitchers (a game studio) and several universities across Europe. It allowed identification of early symptoms of diseases or conditions such as dementia or Alzheimer’s that the conventional medical tests weren’t able to detect.

Training with Virtual Reality

A major development of how training and meetings could be conducted for a business is the implementation of Virtual Reality (VR). The Oculus for Business is part of a major update designed for this purpose, it comes with a new suite that will help the employees learn and make use of VR at work. Businesses, startups, and various organizations have been keen to make use of this interactive technology because of the major advantages it offers, these include the convenience of travel, meaning that you would need to go out and drive to the office if you could just conduct a meeting from your home and another advantage is how the workers could be trained in various skills. An example of this could be with the surgeons, where VR would speed up their ability to learn procedures without taking up so many resources, other companies that use VR to train skills are Walmart and NFL.


          

Sweet & Sour (part 2)

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#Review of See Me by L. Simpson w/a rafflecopter giveaway! #contemporaryromance @lsimpsonauthor

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#Review of When You Close Your Eyes by Roxanne D. Howard w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @RoxanneDHoward #contemporary #romance #fantasy #paranormal

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Spotlight featuring Geoffrey Saign’s Magical Beasts series (Guardian, the Choice #1 and Guardian, the Quest #2) w/a rafflecopter giveaway! #fantasy #YA @geoffreysaign

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Measuring the third dimension

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Greg Blackman looks at the latest techniques to capture and analyse 3D image data

Surface-based matching in Halcon, from MVTec Software

The 3D imaging market is set to be transformed by investment pumped into the automotive and consumer sectors. Last year, in this magazine, Yole Développement’s Dr Guillaume Girardin said those markets will push 3D sensing beyond $18bn by 2023.

Automotive is going through a self-driving revolution, which needs a lot of sensing capabilities. One is lidar, or light detection and ranging. There are many variations in the technology – differences in the laser wavelength that is pulsed out, the signal returning from which gives a map of the environment; differences in the method used to scan the laser light; and other intricacies. Bill Gates is funding a lidar startup, Lumotive, with beam steering technology based on metasurfaces; BMW has signed an agreement with Israeli firm Innoviz for its solid-state lidar; while Outsight, at the recent Autosens conference in Brussels, introduced a 3D camera that combines lidar with hyperspectral analysis.

In the consumer market, Apple’s iPhone X, along with phones from Xiaomi, Huawei and others, have 3D sensing technology for face recognition.

All this investment in 3D sensing bodes well for industrial imaging, as technology developed for larger markets, like consumer, trickles down to the niche machine vision sector. Sony, for instance, is developing time-of-flight (ToF) sensing technology for applications such as gesture control in cars or mobile devices. It now offers its DepthSense ToF sensor that combines CMOS with SoftKinetic’s ToF technology, which Sony bought in 2015. The DepthSense sensor is already used in industrial cameras like Lucid Vision Labs’ Helios camera and Basler’s Blaze 3D camera. Helios delivers 640 x 480-pixel depth resolution at a 6m working distance, with four 850nm VCSEL laser diodes.

ToF, which operates on a similar principle to lidar but without scanning the laser beam, has its place among industrial 3D solutions. The technique does not offer very precise depth data, but it is sufficient for applications in logistics, for example, to give the dimensions of boxes. Other 3D imaging methods include: structured light, like systems provided by Isra Vision; stereovision, such as the technology from Scorpion Vision or the new Visionary S stereo camera from Sick; and triangulation, like that from LMI Technologies. All have benefits and flaws, and applications for which they work well.

Slovakian firm Photoneo won the 2018 Vision Award, presented at the Vision show in Stuttgart, for its parallel structured light technology, which can capture around half a million 3D points at 20fps. Each sub-pixel in Photoneo’s sensor can be controlled by a unique modulation signal. The camera uses structured light, but transfers individual coded light patterns to the sub-pixels in the sensor, where they are sampled at one point in time. This means the camera projects one pattern and captures one image but can get multiple virtual images from it, each illuminated by a different light pattern. It is also possible to switch the sensor into a sequential mode and get the full 2-megapixel resolution with metrology-grade quality. It means the technology gives the high resolution and accuracy of structured light, but can also capture objects in motion.

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There are many ways to analyse 3D data, although the recommendation from Luzia Beisiegel, product owner of the Halcon library at MVTec Software, is to do as much as possible in the 2D space, ‘because it is simpler, more intuitive and faster’, she said.

Each 3D application starts with a pre-processing step, to remove unnecessary information, such as outliers from the point cloud. Beisiegel explained that this is normally based on a standard blob analysis applied on the z-mapping, which she said is much more intuitive and faster than doing the same operations in the 3D space on non-ordered point clouds.

The latest version of Halcon, 19.11, includes a function called Generic Box Finder, which allows the user to find boxes of different sizes in a predefined range of height, width, and depth, based on point cloud information. It addresses applications that have to handle boxes of different, unknown sizes, such as in logistics and pharmaceutical industries.

‘The requirement for using the Generic Box Finder is that point clouds are ordered,’ said Beisiegel. ‘This means that 3D point cloud 
co-ordinates can be mapped onto 2D image co-ordinates. The resulting images are called xyz-mappings and can be attached as attributes, for instance, to the point cloud format om3d.’

Most of the relevant 3D operators in Halcon have a mapping mode integrated, such as the Sample Object Model 3D operator. This mode is around five times faster than working in the 3D space on non-ordered point clouds, said Beisiegel. 

‘On Windows systems, it is difficult to reach real-time 3D image processing,’ she added. ‘However, we are always working on improving the speed of our operators, including our 3D operators. We do this by using ordered point clouds, and we have already most of these modes integrated in Halcon.’

A 3D application, where the height image has encoded in its grey-values the 
z co-ordinate mapped onto 2D co-ordinates, can be processed on embedded hardware. There are a lot of 3D applications that can be solved in this way, according to Beisiegel – reading embossed text and numbers, detecting surface defects, or measuring heights; all those applications can be solved without needing a lot of memory or a powerful CPU, because it is based on 2D information. Point-cloud processing, on the other hand, requires a lot more memory, because there is more information to be processed.

Standard 3D applications in industrial automation – such as in the assembly sector – include 3D measurement, bin picking and surface comparison. In some cases, especially for more robust bin picking, the shape of the part is known in the form of a CAD model.

Other markets include logistics and agriculture, both of which generally don’t have major requirements in terms of accuracy, but here the major challenge is handling objects of unknown shapes and sizes.

There are also pick-and-place applications where the shape is only partially known. A 3D surface is described by 3D point co-ordinates and normal directions. Based on those two attributes, a point cloud can be segmented according to different features, such as difference of neighbouring normals, curvature feature, or the area of the surface (the number of points). In Halcon it is possible to segment objects based on normal directions or other surface information.

Other software packages, such as those from Matrox Imaging or Stemmer Imaging’s Common Vision Blox, all have comprehensive libraries for working with 3D data. New in Sherlock 7 vision software, from Teledyne Dalsa, is a tool called Shape Extraction, which extracts raised or indented features, such as embossed characters or stamped and engraved markings.

Beisiegel, at MVTec, said the firm is trying to make its 3D tools as simple as possible for the user. This is the focus of the Generic Box Finder, for instance – it has a simple interface where the user enters intuitive parameters, while other, more complex parameters run in the background as a default.

‘For noisy point clouds it can be difficult to estimate default parameters,’ noted Beisiegel. Noise can be from reflective materials, or not enough texture available on the surface for a stereovision sensor without a pattern projector, for example. In such cases the image processing library needs to process those noisy point clouds. ‘Automation of processes is one of the focuses of our algorithms,’ she said.

‘Imaging boxes of unknown size is challenging,’ Beisiegel added, in relation to Halcon’s Generic Box Finder. Boxes are 3D objects, but if viewed from above they can be seen as a 2D plane. Another challenge is that when boxes are close together, the edges are not clear. ‘There are a lot of challenges that still need to be solved in this application,’ she concluded.

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Always an immersive experience, there will be festive-freebies such as holiday portraits with Oh Snap Studios, drinks from Califia Farms, Revive Kombucha and Harmless Harvest, and snacks from CLIF Bar. The holiday market will also showcase interactive art and photo experiences, live DJs, free gift-wrapping stations, and screenprinting from Constant Contact, with a special live portrait-drawing experience from Society 6. Come experience the creativity and meet the designers and business owners of your favorite local brands in-person"

LA Kings Holiday Ice
November 30, 2019 - January 12, 2020
LA Live
Individual General Admission (L.A. LIVE): $22
Kids Age 6 and Under: $17
Seniors 62 and over: $17
Military (up to 4 guests) with ID: $17

The annual LA Kings Holiday Ice presented by Coca-Cola brings outdoor ice skating to L.A. LIVE's Xbox Plaza! The LA Kings Holiday Ice Rink presented by Coca-Cola will be open November 30, 2019 - January 12, 2020*. Skate your way into the holiday season! The ice rink is only here for a limited time, so don't miss out on this fun family activity, romantic date night, or a fun way to pass the time before and after a sports game or concert!

Alex Film Society Presents
22nd Annual The Three Stooges
Big Screen Event!
Saturday, November 30, 2019 – 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
$17

Celebrating 22 years of Stooge madness, the theme is ‘Fresh Pandemonium’ – featuring shorts we’ve not previously shown in the past 21 years.Stooge family in attendance. Lots of Raffle baskets filled with Stooge goodies from C3 Entertainment.

Screening of anime classic AKIRA (1988)
Sat, Nov 30, 2019, 11:59 PM
Vista Theatre
4473 Sunset Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90027

$12.75 – $99

One of the last chances to see Akira on the big screen. The Akira Special Screening we posted on about a week ago already sold out. Its also makes it your third chance to see Akira in two weeks.


"SPECIAL NOTE: This is part of a Japanese anime series we’re doing for our Winter 2020 season. AKIRA actually gets removed from rep theater circulation on 12/1/19 indefinitely. So if you want to see AKIRA in a movie theater, this may be your last chance for a while"

Jackalope Underground DTLA
Saturday, November 30th & Sunday,
December 1st, 2019 from 11am to 7pm daily
Grand Central Market, DTLA
308 S. Hill Street, Los Angeles CA
Free

Shoppers can expect to find trendsetting indie goods including original fashion and jewelry design, paper goods, innovative home decor and housewares, art, photography, food, plus much more. 

Hollywood Christmas Parade 2019
Sunday, Dec 1, 6 PM
Hollywood Boulevard, along the stree
Free
* Bring a sweater, suppose to be cold that night

It's our own short and sweet parade for Christmas. Spend a few hours checking it out and be bitter it's in no way as big as Macy's. But just chill, because it's still not NYC here. Fun for the whole family and you smack dab in them middle of Hollywood for other sights.


Dark Delicacies 25th Anniversary Party
Sunday, Dec 1, 11 AM – 6 PM
Dark Delicacies
822 N. Hollywood Way, Burbank, California 91505
Not really sure of festiveness.
Kicking off our 25th Anniversary Month! Lots of surprises!Loads of full posters to give-a-way... Drawings for prizes $25 surprise boxes & $15 surprise pails for kids to benefit "Wildlife Care of Southern California"



Dumpling & Associates Pop-Up
Dec 3rd, 2019 - Mar 5th, 2020
Tue - Sun, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
ROW DTLA 777 Alameda Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021
$25 early bird
$32


Whether a ravioli, a pierogi or a traditional xiaolongbao, dumplings are a religious experience for foodies. Although they are delicious on their own, they are much better with all the “associates” that come with them — think garlic or spicy dipping sauce. Upon entering this 14-room experience, guests will be met with whimsical art installations inspired by traditional dumpling associates. The exhibition will bring you on an interactive journey of how a dumpling comes to be, including the Garlic Swing (think Miley’s Wrecking Ball), the Mr. Dum-bling Bling room and the Dumpling Jacuzzi. The result is a uniquely instagrammable and delicious experience that fully immerses attendees into this culinary canon.

In Fabric
Tuesday, December 3rd, 2:00 P.M.
3131 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007
FREE ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVPs REQUIRED.

A lonely woman (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), recently separated from her husband, visits a bewitching London department store in search of a dress that will transform her life. She’s fitted with a perfectly flattering, artery-red gown—which, in time, will come to unleash a malevolent curse and unstoppable evil, threatening everyone who comes into its path.

From acclaimed horror director Peter Strickland (the singular auteur behind the sumptuous sadomasochistic romance The Duke of Burgundy and auditory giallo-homage Berberian Sound Studio) comes a truly nightmarish film, at turns frightening, seductive, and darkly humorous. Channeling voyeuristic fantasies of high fashion and bloodshed, In Fabric is Strickland’s most twisted and brilliantly original vision yet.
          

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JakartaOne 2019: Livestream 7am to 1pm Summary

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The inaugural JakartaOne Livestream global virtual conference, scheduled in conjunction with the formal release of Jakarta EE 8, went live on September 10th, 2019 at 7am EDT with the first of 19 one-hour sessions. Focused on Jakarta EE and MicroProfile-related topics, these sessions included keynotes, demos and panel discussions delivered by an all-star cast of Java luminaries.

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Africanizing United Methodism

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United Methodism’s finance agency says overseas (central conference) church members next year will outnumber USA (jurisdictional) membership and may already. USA membership in 2018 fell to 6.71 million, its 54th consecutive year of decline, having lost more than 130,000 members.

Overseas membership in 2017 was nearly 6.5 million, almost all of it in Africa. Overseas church attendance in 2017 already exceeded USA attendance, 2,558,622 versus 2,588,883. Every USA region is declining, though more liberal areas in the West and northeast are declining faster.

United Methodist News Service looked for a positive spin about USA membership, noting an uptick in Hispanics, from 68,088 to 80,968. But that’s only 1.2% of USA membership even as Hispanics are close to 20% of USA population.

United Methodism today has fewer USA members than 100 years ago, when its predecessor bodies totaled over 7 million when USA population was only 100 million, compared to 320 million today. USA membership began declining in 1965 and has lost members every year since, which means virtually no active minister has ever known a growing denomination in the USA.

In the 1960s United Methodism in USA had over 11 million, or 4.3 million more than today, a drop of nearly 40% while USA population grew over 50%.

Of course, total global United Methodist membership continues to climb. As the USA loses 100,000 members annually the African church gains between 100,000 to 200,000 members every year.

This African growth means United Methodism is the only expanding USA based Mainline Protestant denomination, the others of which have nearly all USA memberships and have lost one half or more of membership.

United Methodism’s African membership has also prevented it from following other Mainline churches in liberalizing its marriage teaching. The church’s prohibition on same sex unions and sex outside male-female marriage, reaffirmed in February, is thanks to the growing African churches, which are overwhelmingly conservative theologically.

At next year’s General Conference USA liberals, through their “UMCNext” plan, are advocating that USA traditionalists leave the denomination. Passage is very unlikely, but even it were to pass, it would leave USA liberals as a minority and the Africans in the majority. Another liberal plan would organize the USA church into a self governing area setting its own liberal standards, which the Africans are unlikely to abide.

Far likelier is that next year’s General Conference will divide United Methodism into two theologically separate denominations. The liberal one will be almost entirely USA based, perhaps numbering 3-4 million. The conservative one will be global, numbering 8-9 million. It will be about two thirds or more African. American traditionalists will have to learn to function as a minority in terms of nationality, but they will be part of a transnational majority in orthodox theology.


          

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NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY. The Virtual Reality Program Developer will be responsible for building safety-training programs in… $41,769 a year
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Tomàs Lóbez, un clar exemple d’agent de canvi

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HomePWN y ataques de Replay BLE: Una demo en BlackHat Europe 2019 (Parte 1 de 2)

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La próxima semana se celebra la BlackHat Europa de 2019. Allí estaremos para enseñar la herramienta HomePwn que hemos hecho desde Ideas Locas para ElevenPaths. Ya tenemos que es lo que enseñaremos sobre la herramienta, cómo explicaremos las cosas que hace y todo lo que se puede hacer con ella. Como ya hemos comentado es una herramienta que permite auditar y descubrir los “otro tipo de cosas conectadas”, es decir, todo lo que no sea un equipo. Podemos decirlo así.

Figura 1: HomePWN y ataques de Replay BLE: Una demo en BlackHat Europe 2019
(Parte 1 de 2)

En el paper de la herramienta se habla de la idea que hay detrás y cómo puede jugar un papel fundamental el descubrir todos esos servicios y tecnologías que se incluyen en el hogar y en la empresa y suponen un nuevo riesgo asociado, tanto a la vida en el hogar como a las funciones y tareas de una organización.

Figura 2: HomePWN en el GitHub de ElevenPaths

Hoy quiero mostrar una de las demos que realizaremos en el evento de Londres, basada en el uso de tecnología BLE y de los módulos que HomePwn proporciona. La idea es mostrar algo del día a día, que todo el mundo puede tener cerca y que con HomePwn se pueda ver qué ocurre alrededor de dicha tecnología.


Figura 3: Paper de HomePwn Paper

Una posible demo sería hacer la prueba de los “encuentra-todo” que actúan por BLE. Tenemos el vídeo para mostrarlo y que recordéis lo que sería la demo, eso sí haciéndola con HomePwn. La demo que queremos hacer también es visual. Para ello, vamos a trabajar con una placa Micro:Bit que dispone de un pequeño programa realizado para simular el comportamiento de un smartlock o cerrojo inteligente.


Figura 4: Demo de enviar comandos vía BLE

Vamos ahora a ver en primer lugar cómo sería ese programa simulado utilizando la placa Micro:Bit y veamos después, en la segunda parte del artículo, la demo completa en vídeo y paso a paso

Smartlock simulado en Micro:Bit

Hace poco un amigo me preguntaba: “Voy a ver qué se puede hacer con esto”. Se refería a las Micro:Bit. La verdad que existen muchos proyectos y es una placa con varios sensores que dan bastante juego. En su día, monté un smartlock simulado para ejemplificar el uso de uno real, pero haciéndolo desde un entorno controlado. Sé que me diréis que hacerlo en la vida real sería más divertido, pero mejor tener el control.

Figura 5: SmartLock simulado en Micro:Bit

Lo primero es explicar el código. Al iniciar el programa se puede observar un candado dibujado en la pantalla. El objetivo es conseguir abrirlo. En este ejemplo, no hay cifrado entre las partes. La idea es que cuando el usuario utilice su aplicación para enviar los datos necesarios para que el candado se abra, poder capturarlo por alguna vía. Es una prueba muy sencilla que puede ser el ejemplo de un ataque a una sala de una empresa, en un proceso de Red Team o en un Ethical Hacking, así que merece la pena probarlo.

Figura 6: El Red Team en la empresa

Cuando se recibe conexiones por Bluetooth el programa ejecuta el mayor flujo de bloques que se puede ver. Se observa que se recibe una serie de datos a través de UART. Simplemente se comprueba si lo que se recibe es lo que se espera para abrir el candado, cuyo hecho es ejemplificado a través del dibujo de un candado abierto en la pantalla de display. Cuando se cierra la conexión la placa muestra el mensaje: “Bye!”. El reto, de nivel básico, nos vale para ejemplificar funcionalidades de HomePwn en nuestra querida BlackHat.

La captura de tráfico se puede hacer de dos formas. Si se dispone de la aplicación móvil para poder “jugar” con el dispositivo, se puede hacer uso de la funcionalidad de Android para capturar todo el tráfico Bluetooth que sale del dispositivo. La segunda opción es que, si no tenemos la app, se puede hacer uso de placas Micro:Bit y otros elementos como, por ejemplo, Ubertooth, para poder capturar el tráfico que viaja por el aire.

Figura 7: BTLEJack en GitHub

Para este ejemplo, así lo hicimos. Con dos placas Micro:Bit y el uso de BTLEjack se ponen las placas a escuchar en los canales de Advertisement de BLE, que son el 37, 38 y 39. Mejor sería con tres placas para poder cubrir los tres canales. En el momento en el que se detecta un paquete de conexión, podemos observar la conexión o solicitud de ésta entre dos dispositivos.

Figura 8: Captura de tráfico usando BTLEJack

Probando y capturando con BTLEJack se obtiene este código: 8dmn4fbh4f#. ¿Qué es eso? Si se vuelve a capturar el tráfico, parece que es el código que abre el candado que hemos implementado. Como se puede ver en la captura anterior, dónde se ve el código de MakeCode, así es. En la segunda parte veremos la demo completa paso a paso con el ataque de BLE Replay.

Saludos,

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- HomePwn y ataques de Replay BLE: Una demo en BlackHat Europe 2019 (2 de 2)
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Autor: Pablo González Pérez (@pablogonzalezpe), escritor de los libros "Metasploit para Pentesters", "Hacking con Metasploit: Advanced Pentesting" "Hacking Windows", "Ethical Hacking", "Got Root" y “Pentesting con Powershell”, Microsoft MVP en Seguridad y Security Researcher en el equipo de "Ideas Locas" de la unidad CDO de Telefónica.

          

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Whether interim or virtual, non-permanent CISO roles are becoming more common. They help fill a gap for companies unsure of, or unable to find, what they need on a permanent basis and offer benefits to experienced security professionals who want more variety in their role.

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NERSANT quer empresas do Alentejo mais inovadoras

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A NERSANT - Associação Empresarial da Região de Santarém é uma das entidades parceiras do projeto financiado Inovar +2.0, que tem como objetivo reforçar a capacidade empresarial de PME do Alentejo para o desenvolvimento de processos de inovação.

 

O projeto, liderado pela NERPOR - Associação Empresarial da Região de Portalegre, pretende, assim, estimular práticas de cooperação e competição, sensibilizando e capacitando as PME para os fatores críticos de competitividade nos domínios da inovação, assentes nos Domínios de Especialização da RIS3 Alentejo. Tem como entidades copromotoras as restantes associações empresariais regionais situadas nas áreas de abrangência do projeto, nomeadamente a NERSANT, que intervém na sub-região da Lezíria do Tejo, NERE - Núcleo Empresarial da Região de Évora e NERBE/AEBAL - Associação Empresarial do Baixo Alentejo.

O projeto, já em marcha, tem como atividades a implementação de programas setoriais de vigilância tecnológica, nomeadamente a implementação de um roadmap para a inovação e tendências e vigilância tecnológica, a implementação de uma ferramenta que lhe permita monitorizar e acompanhar a performance regional em termos de inovação nos domínios da RIS3 regional e o desenvolvimento tecnológico de um simulador de autodiagnóstico e barómetro inova 2.0 para avaliação regional da inovação empresarial.

Para além disso, integram o programa de atividades do projeto a implementação de clínicas de inovação orientadas para os setores estratégicos alvo, a criação de um sistema de monitorização da dinâmica de inovação da região, através da dinamização de uma mostra virtual de iniciativas empresas inovadoras, a implementação de concurso de iniciativas inovadoras e ainda a realização de mostras de inovação regionais e conferências internacionais setoriais sobre inovação.

De referir que o Inovar +2.0 é liderado pela NERPOR, em parceria com a NERSANT, NERE e NERBE/AEBAL. Importa referir que se trata de um projeto cofinanciado pelo Alentejo 2020, Portugal 2020, através do FEDER - Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional.


          

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Restore your online privacy with this deep IPVanish VPN Cyber Monday deal

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As we move into Cyber Monday, it's smart to look past all the awesome tech device deals and consider investing in a VPN service that will protect your privacy and anonymity while online for the year to come. A VPN has never been more important than it is today, and right now you can save big on a subscription to IPVanish. Instead of the usual $144 price for a full year of protection, you can save 73% for a total price of just $39. That comes out to $3.25 per month. This is a rather deep deal on a prominent VPN service with plenty of great features. What is a VPN? It's a virtual private network that protects your privacy and anonymity while you traverse the internet. Information leaving your devices travels through an encrypted tunnel to a VPN server located elsewhere in the world, which has its own IP address shared with other users. Interested parties have a much harder time telling who's doing what, so you won't feel like eyes are watching your every turn. If you travel often and ...
          

Oracle terá 19 palestras no TDC Porto Alegre

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Antes de chegar à capital gaúcha, empresa marcou presença nas edições do evento para desenvolvedores em São Paulo, Recife, Belo Horizonte e Florianópolis.

Por Redação Oracle

Após passar pelas edições de Florianópolis, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo e Recife entre abril e outubro, a Oracle também estará presente em Porto Alegre de 27 a 30 de novembro, quando acontece a última parada em 2019 do The Developer´s Conference (TDC), o maior evento relacionado a desenvolvimento de software no Brasil.

No total, a Oracle terá 19 palestras na conferência na capital gaúcha, que será realizada no Campus Zona Sul da UniRitter. As apresentações dos especialistas da empresa acontecerão em diferentes trilhas do evento e vão abordar temas como Java, realidade virtual (VR), blockchain, inteligência artificial (IA), cloud, acessibilidade e diversidade.

Ao longo de cada dia do The Developer´s Conference, existem mais de 10 trilhas paralelas, sendo que cada uma delas funciona como um evento independente de um dia inteiro e organizado por especialistas no assunto que são responsáveis por selecionar sete ou mais palestrantes via plataforma de Call4Papers.

A lista de especialistas da Oracle que farão palestras na próxima edição do TDC inclui Alberto Cardoso, Elder Moraes, Rafael Benevides, Fernando Galdino, Renato Caetano, Lucas Chung Man Leung e Lourenço Barrera Taborda – confira a lista completa de palestrantes, temas e trilhas na tabela abaixo.

A Oracle também conta com um stand no The Developer´s Conference Porto Alegre, em que os frequentadores podem conhecer mais sobre a empresa e suas soluções, por meio de atividades de hands on e trials, ministradas pela equipe presente no evento, composta por Andre Ambrozio, Diogo Shibata, Pedro Florence, Rodrigo Zilio e Wellington Rosa.

Além disso, a comitiva da Oracle na edição do TDC na capital gaúcha também é composta por Kate Almeida, que representará a empresa no stand de diversidade para falar sobre as iniciativas da companhia na área, que também contam com a participação de Beto Marques e Daniele Botaro.

Para mais informações sobre a edição do The Developer´s Conference, incluindo sua programação completa, clique neste link.

Palestrante                        Palestra
Alberto Cardoso                 Verificação de requisitos de acessibilidade em artefatos de software

Elder Moraes                      The quest to the language Graal: one JVM to rule them all

Rafael Benevides               Service Mesh e Sidecars com Istio e Envoy

Alberto Cardoso                 Veja o impacto das integrações de SaaS e como ela acelera o desenvolvimento do seu negócio

Fernando Galdino               Blockchain Tables no Banco de Dados Oracle

Alberto Cardoso                  CDX - Conversational Design Experience. Fale a Linguagem do seu Cliente

Renato Caetano                  Desenvolvendo apps AR/VR com React Native

Elder Moraes                       Como chaos engineering garante a resiliência dos seus serviços

Lucas Chung Man Leung    Gen O - Case de Recrutamento às cegas - será que funciona?

Alberto Cardoso                  Computação Natural. A vida inspirando a máquina!

Lourenço Barrera Taborda  Inovação com Analytics, Machine Learning e Cloud

Lourenço Barrera Taborda  Como planejar a adoção da computação em nuvem na sua empresa

Lourenço Barrera Taborda  Cloud + Design Thinking = sucesso na sua empresa!

Elder Moraes                      Como manter a disponibilidade dos seus serviços através do monitoramento de métricas

Elder Moraes                      Construa testes efetivos através do princípio F.I.R.S.T

Rafael Benevides               Service Mesh e Sidecars com Istio e Envoy

Alberto Cardoso                  Fala que eu te escuto. Melhores técnicas de como rever o seu diálogo.

Alberto Cardoso                  Datalab! Descubra o maior valor com seu projeto de Analytics

Rafael Benevides                Service Mesh e Sidecars com Istio e Envoy


          

Black Week: Voyager dá 20% de desconto realidade virtual

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Reliability of Visual Estimation of the First Intermetatarsal Angle.

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The size of the radiographic first intermetatarsal (IM) angle is one of the main considerations in selecting a surgical procedure for hallux abducto valgus. Instead of directly measuring the IM angle with a goniometer or a virtual measurement system, physicians will often estimate the size of the IM angle by direct visual estimation. The purpose of the present study was to determine the accuracy of visual estimation of the IM angle size compared with direct measurement. A total of 45 respondents, composed of students, residents, and attending physicians, reviewed a series of radiographs with IM angles varying from 6° to 19°. The attending physician visual estimates differed from the measured values by 3.28° ± 1.56°. The interrater reliability, as determined by the intraclass correlation (ICC), increased with experience by group category: 0.426 (95% confidence interval 0.239 to 0.672) for students, 0.476 (95% confidence interval 0.290 to 0.710) for residents, and 0.656 (95% confidence interval 0.483 to 0.833) for attending physicians. Larger IM angles, defined as >10° were less accurately estimated than were smaller IM angles (3.96° ± 1.60° [n = 24] for larger IM angles and 3.14° ± 0.79° [n = 21] for smaller IM angles; p = .0389). These results suggest caution when visually estimating IM angles, especially larger IM angles. Direct angle measurement might be more appropriate for surgical decision-making.


          

Oberplanitz water tower

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Zach's Photo Studio ("Dexter")

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Dexter is stalking a rich, young psychopath named Zach Hamilton, and is trying to find evidence that he murdered a housekeeper called Norma Rivera. Zach is an amateur photography buff who seems drawn to blood. So Dexter uses a photo op at a bloody crime scene to get Zach to open up and invite him into his studio.
          

Loews Miami Beach Hotel

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Cabrillo Marina

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Zach shoots photos of an accident ("Dexter")

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Dexter is stalking Zach Hamilton, a young psychopath who may have killed Norma Rivera. Dexter watches as Zach shoots photos of a bloody accident scene here.
          

Wilshire Country Club

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Yates's Lair ("Dexter")

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After Dexter breaks into Yates' house and discovers evidence of his murders, Yates goes on the run. He resurfaces at Dr. Vogel's house, where he smashes a window and kidnaps Vogel. He takes her to this house, where he begins to torture her.
          

Ed Hamilton's house ("Dexter")

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Investigating the murder of housekeeper Norma Rivera, Miami Metro discovers that she had sex shortly before she was murdered. The obvious suspect is her wealthy employer, Ed Hamilton, the theory being that he killed her to cover up the affair. So they get a court order and go to Hamilton's mansion to do a DNA swab,\\.
          

Huntington Central Park ("Dexter")

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Debra, still in a downward spiral of guilt over having killed LaGuerta, finally hits rock bottom in an attempt to kill herself and Dexter. She drives the two of them into a lake.
          

Yates hides out in his van ("Dexter)

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Yates is hiding out in his van, parked at the curb, when he receives a phone call from Dexter, saying that his elderly father is dying. He hurries to get to the nursing home.
          

A.J. Yates's House ("Dexter")

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Dexter has been working his way through a list of Dr. Vogel's former patients, searching for the Brain Surgeon killer, who is leaving threatening tokens at Vogel's doorstep. He decides to break into A.J. Yates's house, looks around, and notes that Yates has an elderly father in a nursing home.
          

Zwenkau water tower

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'Palm Springs Tramway Valley Station' by Albert Frey

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'Palm Springs Tramway Valley Station' by Albert Frey
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1949-63
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'Fire Station no. 1' by Albert Frey

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'Fire Station no. 1' by Albert Frey
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'Steel Development House no. 7' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison

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'Steel Development House no. 7' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison
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38 were planned but steel prices caused a halt to the project.
built by the Alexander Construction Co.
          

'Steel Development House no. 5' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison

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'Steel Development House no. 5' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison
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1962
#5 of 7
38 were planned in this neighborhood but the price of steel halted the project
          

'Steel Development House no. 2' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison

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'Steel Development House no. 2' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison
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1962
#2 of 7 registered as Class 1 Historic Site in Palm Springs
38 were planned but the price of steel stopped the project
          

'Steel Development House no. 1' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison

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'Steel Development House no. 1' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison
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1962
#1 of 7 designated as Class 1 Historic Sites by Palm Springs.
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'Steel Development House no. 4' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison

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'Steel Development House no. 4' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison
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1962
#4 of 7 houses. They had planned 38 but the cost of steel thwarted the project. the houses were in disrepair during the 80s until plans were created to renovate them.
This house is available to rent through Air BNB as of Nov 2019
          

'Steel Development House no. 3' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison

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'Steel Development House no. 3' by Donald Wexler & Richard Harrison
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1962
first MCM in Palm Springs to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places
#2 of 7 houses. They planned 38.
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Tony Hawk Detroit House

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In 2016 Tony Hawk bought a historic victorian house in Detroit Historic Woodbridge District, the exact price is unknown, Hawk's main residence in Encinitas, CA is also featured on the site.
          

'Linsk Tennis Pavilion' by William F. Cody

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'Linsk Tennis Pavilion' by William F. Cody
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1972
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Emirates Airbus A380-800 takeoff from BHX

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'L'Horizon hotel' by William F. Cody

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'L'Horizon hotel' by William F. Cody
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1952 - renovation in 2000s to be closer to Cody's original plans
          

'Palm Springs Library' by William F. Cody

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1972-75
          

'May House' by William F. Cody

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'May House' by William F. Cody
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1952
          

'St. Theresa Catholic Church' by William F. Cody

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'St. Theresa Catholic Church' by William F. Cody
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1968
          

'Levin House' by William F. Cody

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'Levin House' by William F. Cody
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1950
          

Giant statue

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This is a statue of the mythical Japanese giant, Daidarabotchi
          

Zittau railway water tower

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Rossiya Airlines EI-XLD Boeing 747-400 "Tiger" livery at VKO

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Zittau water tower

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Zittau water tower
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Takatenjin Castle Ruins

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Suwahara Castle Ruins

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Suwahara Castle Ruins
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Kōkokuji Castle

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Ōgaki Castle

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Ōgaki Castle
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Kaneyama Castle Ruins

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Completed in 1537
          

Naegi Castle Ruins

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Completed in 1555
          

Gujō Hachiman Castle

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Completed in 1559
          

Jimmy Garoppolo's House

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NFL quarterback, Jimmy Garoppolo owns this property in his hometown.
He probably lives here in the NFL off season.
          

Seth MacFarlane's House

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The actor, animator, filmmaker, comedian, and singer purchased this oceanfront home from Cindy Landon, widow of the late actor Michael Landon, for $15.68M.
          

Genbao Castle Ruins

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Fukui Castle Ruins

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Torigoe Castle Ruins

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Torigoe Castle Ruins
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Masuyama Castle Ruins

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Soleil Danang by Wyndham under construction

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Towers 1 and 2 will be 653 ft tall upon completion in 2021, becoming the tallest buildings in Da Nang
          

2019 Albania earthquake epicenter

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Zeithain water tower

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Ian Read's House

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Ian Read is a Scottish-born American business executive, a chartered accountant, serving as executive chairman of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

Read also owns a 6,000 sqft duplex penthouse in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, which he's listed for sale for $22M.
          

New Type 2 Aircraft Carrier - Under Construction

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Newly built shipyard with current construction of a Type 002 Aircraft Carrier.

Old imagery doesn't show rapid change to the current site.

More info and photos at links below
          

Toyama Castle

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Samegao Castle Ruins

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Takada Castle

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Murakami Castle Ruins

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Takashima Castle

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Yōgaiyama Castle Ruins

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Shinpu Castle

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Ishigakiyama Ichiya Castle Ruins

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Calling all user group leaders! We want to present for you in 2020!

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By the end of December, we at SQLskills will have presented remotely (and a few in-person) to more than 100 user groups and PASS virtual chapters around the world in 2019! We’d love to present remotely for your user group in 2020, anywhere in the world, as long as the time/timezone works reasonably. It’s not feasible for us […]

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Max Weinberg's House

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The drummer and television personality, most widely known as the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band and as the bandleader for Conan O'Brien on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, owns this home.
          

'LivingHome House' by Raymond Kappe

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2014
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'Mr. C Residences' by Raymond Kappe

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5 condos developed with Bob Ghassemieh whose house is by Kappe as well
          

'Ghassemieh House' by Raymond Kappe

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Kozukue Castle Ruins

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Odaiba

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Takiyama Castle Ruins

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Moto Sakura Castle Ruins

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Sugaya Yakata

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Sugiyama Castle Ruins

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Oshi Castle

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Iwabitsu Castle Ruins

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Completed in 1552
          

Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica

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Allerton Oak (2019 English Tree of the Year)

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KF6 Sprint Recap

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Following Qt Contributor Summit earlier last week, we had the KDE Frameworks 6 (KF6) Kick-off sprint at the MBition office in Berlin last weekend, to define what we want to achieve, and plan how we can get there for the next major iteration of KDE Frameworks.

KF6 sprint group photo. KF6 and KDE e.V. board sprint participants, virtual David and some of our hosts

Summary

Others have already extensively covered what happened at the sprint:

For the full stream of information of almost everything that happened you can also look at the activity of the KF6 Workboard. I’m therefore just highlighting a few things here.

  • We agreed to spend more effort than we did in the previous major version transition on ensuring all major users (Plasma, maintained applications) are adjusted or at least are trivially adjustable. This should hopefully allow us to shorten the overall 5 to 6 transition period eventually.

  • Better separation between UI and logic is now an explicit design goal. That is, we should refactor the remaining places that show UI implicitly (anything from a message popup for error handling to a complex dialog to e.g. handle TLS errors) to allow for alternative UI implementations. That’s of course of particular importance for Plasma Mobile, as those hardcoded UI elements are typically from a desktop-only time.

  • Similarly, separation between platform abstraction and platform implementation is now considered as a guideline. The best example for this is KWallet, which provides an API for secure credential storage, and at the same time an implementation of that. On Plasma this makes sense (we need to provide that platform feature), on other platforms (Android, Windows, etc) using existing infrastructure is often more desirable though. For an application developer this difference is ideally hidden behind a platform abstraction API. This should also help to simplify deployment on non Linux-y platforms and provide the user with a more native experience there.

  • Continuing where we left of for KF5, we identified a number of simplifications in the dependency tree of the tier 3 frameworks that once implemented should make things even more lightweight and further simplify deployment.

  • Something that easily goes unnoticed behind all the code discussions is the work on managing and maintaining the licensing aspects of KDE Frameworks that Andreas is driving.

  • This was the first KDE sprint for me where we experimented with video conferencing in remote participants, very ad-hoc using the built-in microphone and camera of a laptop and Jitsi, which worked surprisingly well. In general I think this is something to explore further (e.g. invest in a bit better equipment and advertise this ahead of sprints), as it could make such events and thus the community in general more accessible.

Going Forward

During the sprint the KF6 Workboard exploded a bit due to 200+ new tasks being added. We therefore had to review the task management workflow as well. Kévin will elaborate on the details soon.

It’s worth noting that the vast majority of tasks isn’t blocked on the actual KF6 branching yet, which we don’t expect before mid 2020. So that’s a lot of things we can work on immediately, in Frameworks, Plasma and applications. For those of you that can’t wait to get their hands dirty, check the top of the backlog column on the workboard (sorting and classifying tasks is still in progress, but the top should be good to go).

Another important aspect of the workflow is the reporting step at the end, so we will be able to regularly report on progress on Planet KDE. Make sure to subscribe there if you want to follow how KF6 evolves!

Thanks

Productive sprints like this are only possible with the logistical and financial support from individuals and organisations. Thanks go to MBition and particularly our friends Agustin and Eike there for hosting us, and KDE e.V. for making sure once more everyone had a place to sleep.


          

After the KDE e.V. board meeting in Berlin

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In 2009, I was on the board of KDE e.V. and did this drawing of the members of the board back then. Can you guess who is who?

A Fab Four (KDE)

In 2019, I am on the board of KDE e.V. again and did this drawing of the members of the board right now. Can you tell that my kolourpaint skills are still excellent?

A Fab Five (KDE)

That’s Neofytos (I’m not really happy that it looks like he has orange eyebrows, but I tried to indicate that he has a pretty hip pair of glasses), Aleix, Eike, Lydia and myself. We spent more than thirty hours over this past weekend working on board things.

One floor down, the KDE Frameworks 6 sprint was happening 1 2 3 4 5, which was moving post-its around at a furious pace and innovated with a virtual David Faure. One of the things the board talked about was equipment to support telepresence at sprints. That’s what the KDE e.V. is for – to support the community in doing good things – and so we’re thinking about good was to help the community while keeping our travel footprint small(er).

If you have a telepresence idea (e.g. a monitor and a rock64 and a nice room-microphone) and can make it work, do let us know.

Other topics were finances, events, people, places and things. That’s not very specific because this blog entry is a public thing and some of what the board works on is sensitive. Reports are sent to the membership of KDE e.V. on a regular basis. But here’s some non-sensitive examples:

Some of the things we talked about were KDE beer mats, which Kai Uwe put together for Qt World Summit. They’re amazing, and you can find them on the promo-materials page that he has also been putting together.

A place that was mentioned was Barcelona, which is where the Linux App Summit recently happened – supported by KDE – for the good of the entire ecosystem. There was a restaurant called Barcelona just across the road from the hotel in Berlin, but I did not dare visit it.

People are a sensitive topic, but for some reason I ended up looking up Edsger Dijkstra, so I’ll list him as the example person for this board get-together. Or I could list the people of the board, who do wildly different things during the rest of the week and come together like Power Rangers for meetings.

The meat (or vegetables, or staple carbohydrate, whichever you feel is most important in a meal) of KDE e.V.’s work is events. Upcoming we have FOSDEM and various sprints. Plasma Mobile and KDE Frameworks 6, for instance, or KDE PIM (a yearly tradition). None of them have dates finalized though, so they’re not on the calendar yet. Any part of KDE can organize a sprint; if getting together is the right thing to do then there’s a sprint policy to help you put one together.

Finances are boring to me. Lydia had a 100-yen coin left over from a recent trip. It was shiny.

So that’s the kind of stuff we worked on! It will inform and steer what KDE e.V. does over next few months, and we’ll probably get together after FOSDEM again.


          

Shaping the Future of KDE Frameworks

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(or: “KDE Frameworks 6 Planning Sprint in Berlin”)

Only two weeks after my previous Berlin visit I came back for the KDE Frameworks 6 planning sprint, kindly hosted by MBition in their posh offices near Spree river and Landwehrkanal.

A whiteboard with a more than 50 sticky notes, mostly orange, some blue, with various KDE Frameworks written on themThree days’ worth of discussions in a nutshell

Already during this year’s Akademy we started discussing our strategies for a Qt 6 transition and created a giant work board of tasks for our next major release of Frameworks. Overall our goal is to keep API breakages to a minimum while still cleaning up some cruft that might have built up over the years. We kicked off the sprint Friday morning with discussions mostly around policies and guidelines.

First of all, we acknowledged that our current release model with monthly feature updates works well but found that we need to be more conscious about merging large changes too close to a release. Furthermore, the fact that there’s actually a “string freeze” before each release to give translators a chance to catch up seems not widely known. In general, the categorization of Frameworks into 3-4 tiers worked but we realized a more fine-grained set of tiers might be necessary.

When Frameworks 5 came out QML was still relatively new and its future unclear; now that it has proven itself, a key goal of Frameworks 6 is making its features more easily used in a widget-less environment. This means for instance removing and splitting out widget dependencies. Moreover, we want to apply a hacksaw to KDeclarative which has a lot of declarative wrappers for other Frameworks which are better supplied by the individual Frameworks themselves. Also, we want to have better separation between API classes and runtime services, so external users of an API don’t have to pay a build dependency price for something they then just talk to at runtime.

A glass of water sitting on a KDE beer coaster on a wooden table with blurry projector image in the backgroundOf course MBition offices have too been supplied with KDE beer coasters

Later that day David Edmundson and Eike Hein gave short presentations to MBition employees on what KDE is, why we’re here, what we’re doing, and why MBition has an interest in hosting and supporting such events. The gist of it: thanks to KDE’s more than 20 years of experience writing free software there’s hardly anyone out there who hasn’t benefited from KDE in some way.

Analog Kanban board

Saturday morning Kevin Ottens set up an analog Kanban board using a whiteboard with loads and loads of sticky notes. The idea was to go through every single Framework and see whether its dependencies could be slimmed down, which APIs need an overhaul, and where a sensible split between libraries, runtime services, plug-ins, and so on should be implemented. Kevin then assigned everyone to random groups of three and let each group pick a Framework to start with. It was a nice twist to work with someone else than my usual teammates and also browsing through code I never cared looking at. We began with Tier 3 Frameworks as those were expected to be the most problematic ones with regards to our previously mentioned goals. Since David Faure couldn’t make it to the sprint in person, we had him join through an all-day video call – from what I gather a first for a KDE sprint.

Volker holding a laptop facing away from the camera, towards a whiteboard with sticky notes, Kevin in the background“Can you see the sticky notes?“, Volker handling Virtual David Faure™ like a raw egg

My group started with KTextEditor, the Framework which powers everything that needs a little more than just a simple text area: from simple KWrite up to complex KDevelop. A lot of cleanup had been done there in the past months already, so there wasn’t much to complain. Next were KMediaPlayer and KXmlRpcClient, both of which are pretty much obsolete and will be moved out of Frameworks into their respective only application that actually use them. KConfigWidgets and KCMUtils had some overlap and we plan to move everything related to KCMs into the latter. The worst offender in terms of usage and dependencies inside KConfigWidgets was KColorScheme, which is widely used and desperately needs to move down in Tier, we just aren’t sure yet how.

Once eight Frameworks had been analyzed, we sat back together to discuss our findings and pour them into actionable tasks on the KF6 work board. Then we carried on with the next batch of Frameworks.

KNotificationsV2

Sunday was more of the same: analyze, discuss, add task, repeat. At this point we surpassed 200 open tasks mark on the work board. This is a hint to you, dear reader, that we would love some helping hand in all of this!

After lunch I stole Virtual David Faure™ for an hour to brainstorm ideas for a new KNotification API. During Akademy Nicolas Fella and I already outlined a grand vision for what we want to achieve but the question now was how to pour that into an easy to use API. First of all, we want to introduce proper platform backends for Windows, macOS, Android. Secondly, we want to ensure the history (we found “backlog” a more fitting description) is actually useful. Instead of treating notifications as a fire and forget task, we want applications to keep KNotification objects around and consciously delete them when no longer relevant, removing the notification from history. Finally, we also don’t want to deviate from Freedesktop Notification spec too much.

Projected image with sprint agenda in the background, laptop with video call in the foreground“It looks like you’re reorganizing Frameworks”

I still need to go through all uses of KNotification in our code base to see what other less common functionality is worth salvaging. Especially the configuration side of things will need some serious cleanup and I apologize in advance for potentially removing space bar heating. Overall this call with David Faure was very enlightening and now I feel confident I can actually pull this rewrite off :-)

In conclusion, it was a very important and productive meeting for shaping the future of our software stack. Thanks to everyone who made this event possible, and special thanks to MBition for hosting us and the KDE e.V. for sponsoring travel costs and accommodation! Now go join the discussions on the KF6 work board, which is a great first step for becoming part of this amazing community!


          

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