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Imam Siraj Wahhaj, whose three adult children were arrested last week following the discovery of 11 malnourished children at a New Mexico compound, said he has not spoken to his son since late 2017 and wants to find out...
          Comment on What We Believe by areyno166      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This is a great read and I have loved the ministry of ODBM for years. However, I do wish the ministry would look further into the Rapture theory. This is more of an in-house debate than a set in concrete fact. I use to be a proponent of the theory, but after much prayer and study, I've come to the conclusion that it is inconclusive. The use of this theory from the pulpit comes across more as a scare tactic, the proverbial "Turn or Burn". I prefer to use the approach from Romans 2:4 ..."God's kindness leads you to repentance?..." Now, please don't misunderstand, just because I don't agree with the Rapture theory doesn't mean I do not have fellowship with those who do, in fact my wife leans in that direction. At the end of the day, we must realize the topic is of no eternal value. The issue of utter importance is whether or not you have come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior of your life. Thank for all you do, huge blessings to everyone at Discovery.
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Sir: The recent discovery of impurities found in the heart-drug "Valsartan", as well as its subsequent recalling by DRAP has been a disturbing headline for patients diagnosed with blood-pressure and heart diseases who had been prescribed this drug
          Anirban Lehari and Shubhankar Sharma to represent India at the PGA Championship, 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

MUMBAI: The 4thand the Final Golf Major  of the year ‘The PGA Championship 2018’ will take place from 9th to 12th August, 2018 at the Bellerive Golf Course. Live action from the tournament will be broadcast for the Indian golf enthusiasts on DSPORT, a premium sports TV channel by Discovery Communications. The 100th edition of the championships will broadcast on the channel from 10:30 pm (IST) onwards. The historic course last hosted the PGA Championship back in 2013. With dense rough lining the fairways, sprawling bunkers that are surrounded by multiple greens and weather conditions affecting scoring makes Bellerive a very challenging course to play on.

The centennial edition of this prestigious tournament will once again see a strong line-up of marquee golfers competing to become the ‘Champion Golfer’ and lift the iconic Wanamaker Trophy. The ‘PGA Championship’ will witness the world’s best golfers competing for a handsome prize purse of $10,500,000. All eyes will be on the defending champion Justin Thomas who will face robust competition from players like Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and YE Yang.

Shubhankar Sharma who turned in a creditable performance making the Cut in The Open at Carnoustie in July 2018 will be leading the charge for India.

Francesco Molinari, who recently won ‘The Open’, will be high on confidence to compete in this final championship aiming to win it and close his season on a high. Jason Day with his back to back victories in the Torrey Pines and Quail Hollow has shown consistency which is why he will be a player to look forward to.

The first ‘PGA Championship’ took place in 1916 and since then has become a huge platform for golfers to showcase their talent and skills with the club. DSPORT will bring the feel and fervor live from the Bellerive Golf Course for the Indian golf enthusiasts and give them an opportunity to witness 4-days of top-notch live golfing action.

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          Discovery could lead to better treatment for leukemia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago report on how a certain mutation helps improve sensitivity to chemotherapy in patients in the journal JCI Insight.
          Star Trek Stellar Cartography Updated      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Fans of Larry Nemecek‘s Stellar Cartography book who are also fans of Star Trek: Discovery will be pleased to know that the...
          Is Land Rover Discovery Sport (Z4) 7 passenger?      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Booked a Land Rover Discovery Sport(Z4) at MCI on Aug 24 for $38 per day (wierd cheaper then full size) through United website. plus earning 2500 mileageplus miles. My question is it a 5 passenger or 7 passenger? I thought i rented before and...
          Austin COA Affirms Order Confirming $16 Million Arbitration Award Despite Lack of Hearing Record      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Texas’ Third District Court of Appeals in Austin has affirmed a lower court’s order confirming an arbitration award despite that no transcription of the arbitration hearing was created.  In Dixie Equipment, LLC v. Energia de Ramos, S.A.P.I. de C.V., No. 03-17-00492-CV (Tex. App – Austin 2018), Dixie Equipment, LLC and Dixie Turbine Services, LLC (“Dixie”) entered into two contracts with Energia de Ramos, S.A.P.I. de C.V. f/k/a Deacero Power S.A.P.I. de C.V. (“Deacero”) to procure and assemble certain equipment for a power plant located in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.  Both contracts contained an arbitration clause.  After Dixie purportedly abandoned the project, Deacero filed a demand for arbitration.  In response, Dixie filed a counterclaim against Deacero. The two companies selected an arbitration panel, agreed to a discovery timeline, and scheduled a final arbitration hearing to take place in Austin, Texas using…
          Trump-backed candidate for Kansas governor's lead cut to 91 votes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Trump-backed candidate for Kansas governor's lead cut to 91 votesKobach, the current Kansas secretary of state and a staunch ally of Trump, now leads current Governor Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary by a razor-thin margin of 126,257 to 126,066 with potentially thousands more provisional and absentee ballots outstanding. "The discovery of this error shows the importance of getting this right.



          Small Molecule Drug Discovery Market to Register an Impressive CAGR of 6.8% During 2018 – 2023 | Global Key Players - Bristol- Myers Squibb, Merck & Co., Boehringer Ingelheim Gmbh, GlaxoSmithKline      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The global small molecule drug discovery market is expected to witness a CAGR of 6.8% during the forecast period (2018-2023). North America dominates the market due to a rise of chronic disease in that region. Additionally, the dominance of small molecules

          Julia 1.0 Released, 2018 State of Rust Survey, Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Launches Today, Margaret Dawson of Red Hat Named Business Role Model of the Year in Women in IT Awards and Creative Commons Awarded $800,000 from Arcadia       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

News briefs for August 9, 2018.

Julia 1.0 made its debut yesterday—the "culmination of nearly a decade of work to build a language for greedy programmers". The language's goal: "We want a language that's open source, with a liberal license. We want the speed of C with the dynamism of Ruby. We want a language that's homoiconic, with true macros like Lisp, but with obvious, familiar mathematical notation like Matlab. We want something as usable for general programming as Python, as easy for statistics as R, as natural for string processing as Perl, as powerful for linear algebra as Matlab, as good at gluing programs together as the shell. Something that is dirt simple to learn, yet keeps the most serious hackers happy. We want it interactive and we want it compiled." You can download it here.

The Rust Community announced the 2018 State of Rust Survey, and they want your opinions to help them establish future development priorities. The survey should take 10–15 minutes to complete, and is available here. And, you can see last year's results here.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launches today at 11am ET. You can watch the spectacle via Android Central, which will be streaming the live event.

Margaret Dawson, Vice President, Portfolio Product Marketing at Red Hat, was named Business Role Model of the Year at the inaugural Women in IT Awards USA. The awards were organized by Information Age to "redress the gender imbalance by showcasing the achievements of women in the sector and identifying new role models".

Creative Commons was awarded $800,000 from Arcadia (a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin) to support CC Search, which is "a Creative Commons technology project designed to maximize discovery and use of openly licensed content in the Commons". CC Search, along with Commons Metadata Library and the Commons API, plans to form the Commons Collaborative Archive and Library, a suite of tools that will "make the global commons of openly licensed content more searchable, usable, and resilient, and to provide essential infrastructure for collaborative online communities".


          Resort Services Ambassador (Discovery Point) - SeaWorld San Antonio - San Antonio, TX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Primary Purpose: This position demands a high level of guest service, interaction, and communication. Ambassador will be responsible for reservations, check in... $9.78 an hour
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          Re: Discovery - Remedyforce API integration      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A deleted Discovery record will be flagged as “Marked as deleted” in Remedyforce (i.e. soft delete).

 

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          Discovery - Remedyforce API integration      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

With Discovery-Remedyforce API integration, if a device is no longer available in Discovery after the import into CMDB, does the integration delete the record in CMDB when scheduled?


          Analysing the emergency department patient journey: Discovery of bottlenecks to emergency department patient flow.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Analysing the emergency department patient journey: Discovery of bottlenecks to emergency department patient flow.

Emerg Med Australas. 2017 Feb;29(1):18-23

Authors: Khanna S, Boyle J, Good N, Bell A, Lind J

Abstract
OBJECTIVE: Despite significant workflow reform to comply with the federally mandated National Emergency Access Target (NEAT), Australian public hospitals continue to face significant barriers in achieving good ED patient flow. This study was undertaken to identify and analyse the impact of individual waypoints on an ED patient's journey and identify which waypoints act as bottlenecks to a hospital's 4 h ED disposition performance.
METHODS: This study involves retrospective analysis and simulation employing 2 years of ED administrative data from a sample of two major and two large metropolitan hospitals in Queensland, Australia. The main outcome measures included waypoint wait times (Treatment Delay and Departure Delay), ED length of stay (EDLOS) and compliance with the NEAT target, measured for all (overall NEAT) and admitted (Admitted NEAT) patients. Variations in outcome measures were analysed as functions of hour of day, day of week, departure status and triage category. Simulations identified the impact of potential ED workflow changes in the context of NEAT performance.
RESULTS: Departure Delay accounted for 60 and 20% of EDLOS across large and major metropolitan hospitals, respectively. Higher gains in NEAT compliance are associated with improvements in departure delay rather than treatment delay. Simulation identified that halving Departure Delay improves Admitted NEAT by up to 22 and 4% at large and major metropolitan hospitals, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: The results reinforces the need for a whole-of-hospital effort to address flow bottlenecks, and identify moving a patient from emergency to inpatient care as the critical bottleneck in ED system performance.

PMID: 27862986 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]


          Beauty and Social Media: Meitu Announces Strategic Pathways for the Next Decade      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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   <p><span class="xn-location">BEIJING</span>, <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 9, 2018</span> /PRNewswire/ -- Meitu Inc., a leading photo / video editing and sharing company, announced the company's "beauty and social media" strategic pathways for its second decade. As Meitu embarks on the next 10 years, it is poised to enter the social media space, going beyond the beautification products that have shaped the way 1.5 billion users around the world create and share their beauty. </p>
   <ul type="disc">
    <li>Meitu app:&nbsp;Biggest upgrade in a decade slated to be released on <span class="xn-chron">September 21</span>. Three evolutionary stages: from tool, to community, to social media platform </li>
    <li>Meipai app: Repositioning as a pan-knowledge short video platform. New social feature "homework" soon to be launched. </li>
    <li>Reorganize into three business units, including a newly established Social Product Business Unit. </li>
    <li>Refine the Relationship between Infrastructure and Commercial Products</li>
   </ul> 
   <p><b>Three Evolutionary Stages of the Meitu App and Biggest Upgrade in Decade</b></p><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 auto;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0 auto;padding:0;padding-bottom:16px;padding-left:30px;padding-right:30px;text-align:left;width:570px"><table style="border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><center data-parsed="" style="min-width:510px;width:100%"><img src="https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20180808/2207131-1-a#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000" alt="" align="center" class="float-center" style="-ms-interpolation-mode:bicubic;Margin:0 auto;clear:both;display:block;float:none;margin:0 auto;max-width:100%;outline:0;text-align:center;text-decoration:none;width:auto"></center></th><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 auto;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0 auto;padding:0;padding-bottom:16px;padding-left:30px;padding-right:30px;text-align:left;width:570px"><table style="border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0;text-align:left">
   <p>Meitu is evolving into a social platform. The evolution takes three stages: from tool, to community, to social media. In the first "tool" stage, Meitu successfully dominated photo-related internet traffic by meeting users' needs for photo editing and image enhancement. Meitu is currently in its second "community" stage, focusing on helping users create and share engaging content within the community. In the third "social media" stage, the focus will be on building relational connections among users. </p>
   <p>As an effort to test out the market, Meitu soft launched the community feature "Social Circle" in May. Feedback has been encouraging: each day, core users spend an average of 25 minutes on Social Circle, launch the app 8 times, and view over 75 pages. Linking tools aimed at creating an interconnected community have also proven to be effective. For example, the "Collage of Hearts" feature drove a 29% increase in DAU and created dynamic interactions between users. 41% of new users posted their collage of hearts creation as their first action in the community. </p>
   <p>Given such positive feedback, the Meitu App is poised for its biggest upgrade in a decade. Beginning <span class="xn-chron">September 21</span>, Social Circle will be featured prominently in the Meitu app's homepage, right underneath the tool section. The new version will also allow users to scroll down for more community feeds. </p> 
   <p>"While image-based social media has a massive overseas market, there has been no such counterpart in <span class="xn-location">China</span>. Meitu is set to become a one-stop solution: after processing their photos, users can share right here on the Meitu app," said Wu Xinhong, CEO and Founder of Meitu. </p>
   <p>Along with the Meitu app's social media development comes a new slogan that highlights individuality and an ideal way of life: "<span class="xn-person">My Life</span>, <span class="xn-person">My Style</span>". "My" refers to the individual: younger generations have a strong desire to project their internal self on the world and express their own personality and views. In doing so, they discover and attract people who share their interests,&nbsp;their community. "Life &amp; Style" refers to an ideal way of life – users can share their own ideal way of life, while understanding that of others. The slogan is inspired by the revelation that everyone is looking for their vision of beauty and an ideal lifestyle, a need that is far from being met in today's social media landscape. </p>
   <p>Evolving from community to social media involves three key aspects: making every user feel present, building relational connections, and facilitating interactions among users. "Meitu aims to deliver the best lifestyle community in 2018, and further explore the possibilities of social media in 2019," added Wu Xinghong. </p>
   <p><b>Meipai: "Pan-Knowledge" Repositioning and New Social Features </b></p>
   <p>Meipai will be repositioned to a "pan-knowledge" short video sharing platform. Differentiating itself from other "pan-entertainment" focused products, Meipai aims to add value for users by focusing on the sharing of people's talent, skills and experiences, i.e. "pan knowledge". With the new slogan, "Talent worth sharing", Meipai enables its users to share and learn new dance moves, perform magic tricks or skateboard, apply makeup, do yoga and make dessert, play the Rubik's cube, do crafts, etc. Meipai has a solid foundation for further development: Meipai's content library now includes over 300 sub-genres and more than 30,000 key opinion leaders. Meipai has also partnered with more than 50 top short video MCN organizations. </p>
   <p>Meipai will continue to evolve under the new positioning. The homepage is currently being revamped to be more discovery-oriented, which is better suited toward pan-knowledge content: this is because pan-knowledge seekers are more self-motivated and interested in actively exploring things. Meipai will also release new features to encourage social interactions. A "homework" feature will be released in the following month. The feature will allow users to, for example, upload their own video as a comment beneath the original dance tutorial video. </p>
   <p>"2017 has been a year of both excitement and reflection for the short video industry. We reposition Meipai under the guiding philosophy of developing in a sustainable and healthy manner," said Wu Xinghong. </p>
   <p><b>Reorganize into Three Business Units, including </b><b>A Dedicated Social Product Business Unit</b></p>
   <p>In conjunction with the strategic direction, Meitu will reform its corporate structure toward becoming a product-driven company. Effective <span class="xn-chron">August 8th</span>, Meitu will be divided into three major business units: the Social Product Business Unit, the Beauty Product Business Unit and the Smart Hardware Product Business Unit. The establishment of a dedicated social product unit will consist of both the Meitu and Meipai brands. </p>
   <p>Each business unit is encouraged to innovate independently in every aspect of the business to maximize the value of capital and human resources. </p>
   <p><b>Refine the Relationship between Infrastructure and Commercial Products</b></p>
   <p>Meitu's new strategic direction also calls for refining the relationship between infrastructure and commercial products. </p>
   <p>Photo editing has been Meitu's key entry point to the online world and essential to Meitu's success in the past decade. It has been instrumental in helping the company grow its user base and will drive traffic to the social platform in the future. In addition, social media products will increase Meitu's stickiness and traffic value. They will generate data on additional dimensions that helps Meitu further understand user behavior. This serves as Meitu's infrastructure. </p> 
   <p>The advertising platform serves as a traffic distribution mechanism, a business product that matches users with advertisements. The outer layer is Meitu's "beauty ecosystem" of commercial products, including smart hardware, an e-commerce platform, and value-added services, with more to come. "Beauty and social media are our strategic focus for Meitu's second decade and a long-term goal. There are bound to be bumps on the road ahead, with some things going smoother than others, but that will not shake our conviction," said Wu Xinhong. </p>
   <p><b>About Meitu </b></p>
   <p>Established in <span class="xn-chron">October 2008</span>, Meitu is a leading AI-driven photo/video editing and sharing company headquartered in <span class="xn-location">China</span>. With a mission to inspire more people to express their beauty, the company has developed a rich portfolio of software and smart hardware products designed based on the concept of beauty, including Meitu, BeautyCam, Meipai (a short-form video community app) and Meitu Smartphones. Meitu has amassed over 1.5 billion unique users worldwide, with over one third coming from outside <span class="xn-location">China</span>, including <span class="xn-location">the United States</span>, <span class="xn-location">Brazil</span>, <span class="xn-location">Japan</span>, <span class="xn-location">South Korea</span>, <span class="xn-location">India</span>, <span class="xn-location">Thailand</span>, <span class="xn-location">Indonesia</span>, <span class="xn-location">Malaysia</span>, <span class="xn-location">the Philippines</span>, and <span class="xn-location">Vietnam</span>. As of <span class="xn-chron">February 2018</span>, Meitu engages 454.7 million MAUs. With the largest database of human portraits on the planet, Meitu leverages AI in the pursuit of beauty. MTlab, Meitu's research and development hub, is dedicated to AI and imaging innovations such as Computer Vision, Deep Learning, and Computer Graphics. </p>
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It will be the app&#8217;s biggest upgrade in a decade.</p><hr style="border:1px solid #8a8a8d;border-bottom:0"></th><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><th class="expander" style="Margin:0;color:#0a0a0a;font-family:Montserrat,Arial,sans-serif;font-size:16px;font-weight:400;line-height:1.3;margin:0;padding:0!important;text-align:left;visibility:hidden;width:0"></th></tr></table></th></tr></tbody></table><table class="row content" style="background:#fff;border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;display:table;padding:0;position:relative;text-align:left;vertical-align:top;width:100%"><tbody><tr style="padding:0;text-align:left;vertical-align:top"><th class="gallery small-12 large-12 columns first last" style="Margin:0 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http://jumpingjackflashhypothesis.blogspot.com/2012/02/jumping-jack-flash-hypothesis-its-gas.html




The seas, lakes and oceans are now pluming deadly hydrogen sulfide and suffocating methane. Hydrogen sulfide is a highly toxic water-soluble heavier-than-air gas and will accumulate in low-lying areas. Methane is slightly more buoyant than normal air and so will be all around, but will tend to contaminate our atmosphere from the top down. These gases are sickening and killing oxygen-using life all around the world, including human life, as our atmosphere is increasingly poisoned. Because both gases are highly flammable and because our entire civilization is built around fire and flammable fuels, this is leading to more fires and explosions. This is an extinction level event and will likely decimate both the biosphere and human population and it is debatable whether humankind can survive this event.




A. More fires and more explosions, especially along the coasts, but everywhere generally.
B. Many more animal die-offs, of all kinds, and especially oceanic species.
C. More multiples of people will be found dead in their homes, as if they'd dropped dead.
D. More corpses found in low-lying areas, all over the world.
E. More unusual vehicular accidents.
F. Improved unemployment numbers as people die off.




Category: Variety Pack

2018-08-07 - Unknown rotten egg odor on two days blows through Kuna (Idaho):
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/city-stinky-pond-is-source-of-kuna-odor/277-581755093
http://www.idahopress.com/kuna/news/kuna-officials-point-to-pond-as-culprit-of-strange-odor/article_36fed146-bd2b-59f9-842b-8d538235a10f.html
http://www.ktvb.com/article/news/local/can-you-smell-that-smell-mysterious-odor-alarms-kuna-residents/277-581354853
http://www.idahostatesman.com/latest-news/article216259580.html
http://kpic.com/news/offbeat/dispatch-multiple-calls-for-bad-smell-in-kuna
http://wow1043.com/what-is-that-stench-in-kuna/

Quote: "Intermountain Gas has received more than 100 calls reporting a gas odor in and around Kuna, according to the Kuna Fire Department. The cause of the odor has not been determined yet. The Kuna Fire Department first received reports of the gas odor at 6 a.m. Monday. Intermountain Gas investigated and found there were no breaches or leaks in their system. By 1 p.m. Monday, the smell had gone away, but reports started again around 3 a.m. Tuesday and lasted until 11 a.m."

Quote: "Intermountain Gas technicians have responded to roughly 100 calls about a natural gas-like odor."

Quote: "In a statement issued Wednesday afternoon, The L & R Group said results from a third-party tester to determine if its facility is the source of the smell have been inconclusive. The company also said: 'While our facility does produce odors under certain conditions, we have never had any complaints of smell outside a two-mile radius of our facility. Based on historical information it is unlikely that the smell at our facility is traveling as much as twenty miles, as reported by some.'"

Note: So some people wanna blame a wastewater pond, but independent testing has been unable to verify that, and the company who owns the pond thinks that it's unlikely any odor from their pond could travel 20 miles. So, back to rotten egg odor from unknown source...

2018-08-07 - Unknown foul odor hitting Mérida, Yucatan (Mexico), near the coast:
http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/08/mysterious-foul-odor-plagues-meridas-southwest-side/

2018-08-07 - Earth at risk of being driven into a hothouse state from which it cannot recover:
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-earth-hothouse-state.html
http://www.cnn.com/2018/08/07/health/hothouse-earth-warming-intl/index.html
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/08/theres-worse-climate-news-than-the-mendocino-complex-fire.html
http://wdef.com/2018/08/07/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-devastating-wildfires-a-new-normal-its-actually-worse-than-that-climate-scientist-says/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6032581/Runaway-global-warming-just-decades-away-say-scientists.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/hothouse-earth-climate-change-global-warming-greenhouse-gas-sea-level-arctic-ice-a8481086.html

Quote: "A group of leading climate scientists warned in an article published this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the Earth is at risk of being driven into 'hothouse' state from which it cannot recover."

Note: That's not a risk, it's a certainty. Enough self-reinforcing feedbacks have ALREADY been activated that the Earth entering a hothouse state is unavoidable - we are irrelevant now, and soon enough we'll be eradicated too. Extinction incoming...

2018-08-07 - Warming Earth causing plants, trees and soil to absorb less methane:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/asrc-wsi080118.php
http://phys.org/news/2018-08-wetter-soil-methane-gas-absorption.html
http://www.carbonbrief.org/methane-uptake-from-forest-soils-has-fallen-77-per-cent-three-decades
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180806152021.htm
http://www.earth.com/news/climate-change-forests-methane/

Quote: "Trees, plants and soil play a vital role in absorbing and preventing many of the greenhouse gases responsible for global warming from entering the earth's atmosphere. But a new paper from researchers at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York finds that the existing effects of global warming are decreasing the soil's ability to absorb methane gas--one of the major drivers of global temperature increases--and creating a positive feedback loop between the effects of global warming and the variables that cause it."

Note: And there's yet another self-reinforcing feedback. As the world warms, the plants, trees and soil absorb less methane, so more methane accumulates in the atmosphere, which causes more warming, which causes less methane to be absorbed AND causes more methane to be released, which causes more methane to accumulate in the atmosphere, etc, etc. This is only one of the degrading methane sinks. Another big methane sink involves hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere, and the amount of hydroxyl radicals in the atmosphere is also in decline...

2018-08-07 - Atmospheric methane levels hit a peak of 3046 ppb:
http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2018/08/a-peak-methane-reading-of-3046-ppb.html
http://arctic-news.blogspot.com/2018/08/peaks-matter.html

Quote: "On the morning of August 6, 2018, mean global methane levels were as high as 1896 ppb at 293 mb. More importantly, peak levels that afternoon were as high as 3046 ppb, as illustrated by the image."

Note: Methane is a lighter-than-air gas, so it tends to accumulate in the upper atmosphere, and it's highly flammable. One has to expect that to have some effect on planes...

2018-08-07 - Passenger plane hit by smoke, plane makes emergency landing at coastal JFK Airport (New York):
http://www.khq.com/story/38832824/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://nypost.com/2018/08/07/plane-bound-for-rhode-island-diverted-to-jfk-due-to-smoke-in-cockpit/
http://pix11.com/2018/08/07/plane-diverted-to-jfk-evacuated-due-to-reports-of-smoke-in-cockpit-officials/
http://kcby.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Plane-diverted-to-JFK-after-report-of-smoke-in-13138663.php
http://newschannel9.com/news/nation-world/providence-bound-plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit
http://www.wpri.com/news/local-news/west-bay/plane-diverted-to-jfk-after-report-of-smoke-in-cockpit/1352131520
http://abc7ny.com/smoke-condition-forces-united-airlines-flight-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3901998/
http://6abc.com/smoke-in-cockpit-forces-plane-to-make-emergency-landing-at-jfk/3905775/
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/pawtucket-times/20180808/281651075929936

Quote: "A plane made an emergency landing at New York's Kennedy Airport after reports of smoke in the cockpit. Officials say United Airlines Flight 4697 from Washington to Providence, Rhode Island was diverted about 2 p.m. Tuesday. About 50 people were evacuated from the twin-engine Embraer ERJ-145 regional jet and bused to a terminal."

Note: This is the 132nd aircraft to smoke/burn/explode in 2018. In all of 2017, 116 planes came down smoking or burning or exploded, so we're already well past that count, with nearly five months to go in the year. The number of planes coming down smoking or burning is rising, even as the amount of flammable methane in the atmosphere is rising...

2018-08-07 - RV goes up in flames and kills person in Fairbanks (Alaska):
http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/Person-dies-in-Fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified-490363921.html
http://www.webcenter11.com/content/news/Structure-fire-leads-to-fatality-in-Southeast-Fairbanks-490425941.html
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/alaska/articles/2018-08-08/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified
http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/person-dies-in-fairbanks-motorhome-fire-victim-unidentified/article_e7ef675d-aac1-5d8a-8fdb-03d2eb96205b.html

Quote: "Fairbanks emergency officials say a person died in a fire that destroyed a motorhome. The Fairbanks Fire Department just after 8 a.m. Tuesday received a 911 call about a structure fire along the Old Richardson Highway. Firefighters found an older-model motorhome in flames on the east side of the Teamsters building in south Fairbanks. The fire had spread to nearby trees. Firefighters extinguished the fire in about 10 to 15 minutes and afterward found a person dead inside."

Note: This is the 358th RV to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 13th deadly RV fire in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Woman found dead in burning SUV along M-53 in Shelby Township (Michigan):
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/vehicle-engulfed-in-flames-kills-driver-in-shelby-township
http://www.wxyz.com/news/woman-killed-after-vehicle-is-engulfed-in-flames-in-shelby-township

2018-08-07 - Metal recycling center hit by fire shortly before 5:30 AM, scrap metal burns, in East Springfield (Massachusetts):
http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/08/firefighters_battle_scrapyard.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard erupts in flame in Etobicoke (Canada):
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/2-alarm-auto-wrecking-yard-fire-1.4776913
http://www.cp24.com/news/emergency-crews-battle-industrial-fire-in-etobicoke-1.4043791
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/firefighters-working-to-put-out-blaze-at-etobicoke-auto-wrecker-yard-1.4043792
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/crews-battle-2-alarm-fire-220802432.html

2018-08-07 - Auto salvage yard hit by fire, scrap cars burn, in Dundry (Britain):
http://www.avonfire.gov.uk/north-somerset-incidents/2244-scrapyard-fire-prompts-multi-service-response
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/live-bristol-fire-smoke-airport-1869159
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/gallery/fire-dundry-pictures-south-bristol-1871848




2018-08-07 - Home and business destroyed by explosion and fire at 2:45 AM in Sheldon (Wisconsin):
http://www.wqow.com/story/38832113/2018/08/Tuesday/family-home-business-destroyed-in-rusk-county-explosion
http://www.leadertelegram.com/News/Daily-Updates/2018/08/07/Explosion-fire-destroy-Sheldon-restaurant.html
http://www.weau.com/content/news/Explosion-in-basement-of-Sheldon-family-home-bus-490419881.html

Quote: "Reich's Roadhouse in Sheldon is destroyed after an overnight explosion. The Sheldon fire chief told News 18 the explosion happened around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. The owners, Nick and Joey Reich, and their two young children (ages 3 and 8), lived above the restaurant. Nick told News 18 the explosion was so forceful, he was thrown across the room. Everyone was able to escape, with only Nick receiving injuries - minor burns to his hands and face."

Note: This is the 195th residential explosion in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out in Carson City (Nevada):
http://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-carson-city-landfill/
http://www.kolotv.com/content/news/Fire-closes-Carson-City-landfill-490297811.html

2018-08-07 - Landfill fire breaks out at 6:30 AM in Kawartha Lakes (Canada):
http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/8803887-fire-causes-temporary-closure-of-lindsay-ops-landfill-site/

2018-08-07 - Tire fire breaks out at 5:44 AM near railway line in Salford (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/northern-rail-delays-latest-manchester-fire-railway-atherton-victoria-disruption-salford-a8480591.html

2018-08-07 - Plastic pallet factory heavily damaged by fire at 1:20 AM, firenado forms, in Swadlincote (Britain):
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/firenado-fire-tornado-derbyshire-swadlincote-factory-a8482196.html
http://www.sott.net/article/392982-Firefighters-battle-rare-firenado-at-UK-plastics-factory

2018-08-07 - Coal mine rocked by explosion in Guizhou Province (China), 4 killed, 9 missing:
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?CategoryId=13280&ArticleId=2462486
http://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/4-dead-9-missing-in-china-coal-mine-explosion/50000262-3713136

2018-08-07 - At least 18 major wildfires burn across California, army of 14,000 firefighters deployed:
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/14000-firefighters-18-major-california-wildfires/
http://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/california/articles/2018-08-07/14-000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/california-wildfire-latest-updates-14000-firefighters-18-blazes-a8480771.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/14000-firefighters-battling-18-major-california-blazes-57075440

Quote: "Firefighting costs have more than tripled from $242 million in the 2013 fiscal year to $773 million in the 2018 fiscal year that ended June 30, according to Cal Fire."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 290,692 acres on two sides of Clear Lake in Mendocino County (California):
http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/western-wildfires/california-s-biggest-wildfire-ever-still-growing-cancels-start-school-n898531
http://www.sfgate.com/california-wildfires/article/Mendocino-Complex-Fire-wildfires-California-calfir-13135314.php
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/these-fires-show-devastation-of-northern-california-wildfires-now-the-largest-in-state-history/
http://www.koin.com/news/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing/1350478489
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-evacuees-return-home-to-region-transformed/3903156/
http://abc7news.com/mendocino-complex-fires-grow-to-more-than-290000-acres/3899412/
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/07/largest-wildfire-in-california-history-still-growing.html

Quote: "The largest wildfire in California's recorded history expanded to almost 300,000 acres on Tuesday, postponing the start of the school year as ash choked the air and thousands of people remained driven from their homes. The Mendocino Complex, encompassing two fires lapping the northern and western shores of Clear Lake about 80 miles northwest of Sacramento, added 17,000 acres overnight to reach 290,000 acres, authorities said."

Quote: "The blaze, dubbed the Mendocino Complex, was reported 20 percent contained on Tuesday. Its rapid growth at the same time firefighters were battling more than a dozen other major blazes around the state fanned fears that 2018 could become the worst wildfire season in California history."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 3,399 acres in Trabuco Canyon (California):
http://abc7.com/nearly-4000-acre-fire-near-trabuco-canyon-is-5-percent-contained/3899892/
http://www.presstelegram.com/2018/08/07/firefighters-continue-to-battle-holy-fire-amid-excessive-heat-warning/
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/07/holy-fire-major-challenges-tuesday/
http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/live-aerials-over-california-s-holy-fire-ravaging-land-in-orange-county/1350240330

2018-08-07 - Wildfire grows to 6,169 acres near Entiat (Washington):
http://komonews.com/news/local/mandatory-evacuations-ordered-as-states-largest-wildfire-grows

2018-08-07 - Wildfires have burned 397,126 acres so far this year across Idaho:
http://www.localnews8.com/news/idaho-fire-loss-approaches-400-000-acres/778440907

Quote: "So far this year, wildfire has burned 397,126 acres, according to the Idaho Department of Lands' running tally."

2018-08-07 - Three wildfires rage on the Big Island (Hawaii):
http://www.kitv.com/story/38832014/brush-fires-still-raging-across-the-state-three-on-the-big-island

Quote: "On the Big Island, three brush fires continue to blaze-one on the slopes of Mauna Loa near Kapapala Forest Reserve, another in Waikoloa, and a third one in Pahala near Ka'alu'alu Road and Discovery Harbour."

2018-08-07 - Wildfire continues raging near the coast near Monchique (Portugal), homes destroyed, dozens injured:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-45099093/wildfires-rage-around-portugal-algarve-town
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/world/huge-forest-blaze-defies-portugals-firefighting-efforts/807908560
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/08/07/wildfires-torment-portugal-spain-as-france-feels-heat.html

Quote: "Almost 1,200 firefighters supported by 16 aircraft and 358 vehicles were deployed around Monchique, a town of 2,000 people about 250 kilometers (155 miles) south of Lisbon, where the blaze came within 500 meters (yards) of the local fire station. An unknown number of homes - believed to number in the dozens, according to local reports - in the forested hills have burned down."

2018-08-07 - Boat, RV and two cars destroyed by fire while parked near Spring Beach on coastal Vashon Island (Washington):
http://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/rv-cars-boat-burn-in-weekend-fire-at-spring-beach/

Quote: "The blaze started in an unoccupied RV and then spread to two nearby cars and a boat, all parked in a wooded area, according to Vashon Island Fire & Rescue’s Assistant Chief Bob Larsen."

Note: This is the 732nd boat/ship to burn/explode in 2018, and this is the 359th RV to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Two boats, truck, car, two ATVs, four motorcycles, golf cart and two buildings destroyed by fire at home in Claxton (Georgia):
http://www.claxtonenterprise.com/fire-departments-respond-to-three-significant-fires/

Quote: "A shed fire on Mittie Strickland Road resulted in a large loss: a truck; a car; four motorcycles; two 4-wheelers; a golf cart; two boats; four boat motors; 12 guns; a tool box full of tools; pressure washer; and a generator. An additional structure measuring 24 feet by 24 feet was also destroyed."

2018-08-07 - Boat explodes and burns on Big Turtle Lake near Bigfork (Minnesota), 2 kids blown into the water, 3 injured:
http://www.fox21online.com/2018/08/07/three-people-treated-for-burns-after-boat-explosion-on-big-turtle-lake/
http://www.grandrapidsmn.com/free_press/boat-explodes-on-turtle-lake/article_552f6a22-9a88-11e8-8f9a-0bf199bc6c8a.html
http://www.kbjr6.com/story/38835577/three-suffer-burn-injuries-after-boat-explosion-and-fire
http://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Boat-Explosion-Leaves-490356951.html
http://www.wdio.com/news/itasca-county-boat-explosion/5021256/

2018-08-07 - Boat bursts into flame at home, fire spreads to garage, in Riverside (California):
http://www.pe.com/2018/08/07/fire-ignites-stored-ammo-in-riverside-garage/

Quote: "A fire near downtown Riverside Tuesday, Aug. 7, jumped from a boat to the garage, setting off stored ammunition inside, the city’s fire department reported."

2018-08-07 - Yacht 'Maatje Johanna' bursts into flame near coastal Oudeschild (Netherlands):
http://www.vesseltracker.com/en/Ships/Maatje-Johanna-I1503997.html
http://www.texelsecourant.nl/nieuws/algemeen/63745/brand-in-schip-voor-haven-oudeschild
http://www.seanews.com.tr/ship-on-fire-off-oudeschild/178211/

Quote: "In the afternoon of Aug 7, 2018, the engine room of the 'Maatje Johanna' caught fire off the port entrance Oudeschild. The fire brigade from Texel and the KNRM were alerted to the ship, and the lifeboat 'Cornelis Dito' from Oudeschild jointly with the boat from Den Helder carried the rescue forces to the vessel."

Note: These are the 733rd, 734th, 735th, 736th and 737th boats/ships to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on the A2 in tunnel in Canton Ticino (Switzerland):
http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/article216220990.html
http://www.fox13memphis.com/news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/807943472
http://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-08-07/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries
http://www.telezueri.ch/298-show-onlinenews/26604-episode-piottino-tunnel-autotransporter-in-flammen-aufgegangen
http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/ap/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_d2bf0723-9db8-5a49-adf6-862d8e87f8cd.html
http://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/article_44d1575c-190b-5dc3-b791-a8ec81baf22d.html
http://www.startribune.com/car-transporter-catches-fire-in-swiss-tunnel-no-injuries/490226961/

Quote: "Swiss police say a transporter carrying cars has caught fire and burned out in an Alpine road tunnel. No one was injured, but the blaze caused the closure of a major north-south route. Police in Ticino canton (state) said the truck-trailer caught fire Tuesday morning in the Piottino tunnel on the A2 highway. The vehicle and the seven cars it was carrying burned out."

2018-08-07 - Car-hauler bursts into flame on Lamledge Lane in Shifnal (Britain):
http://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/65635

Note: These are the 56th and 57th car-haulers to burn in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on street in Port Everglades (Florida):
http://wsvn.com/news/local/truck-pulling-container-at-port-everglades-catches-fire/
http://www.local10.com/news/florida/broward/flames-engulf-truck-at-port-everglades

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at 6 AM on the M5 in Kingsgrove (Australia):
http://www.f3nws.com/news/sydney-s-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption-b75c45b0c90
http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/sydneys-m5-closed-westbound-following-a-truck-fire-causing-massive-disruption/news-story/35c62329e754cc8a574a94dd37912828
http://www.instagram.com/p/BmMQjeln6F6/?igshid=uvw6lx3bzd7k
http://www.pscp.tv/w/1kvKpadWlPMGE

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame on the A525 in Llandegla (Britain):
http://www.wrexham.com/news/fire-service-called-to-lorry-fire-in-llandegla-154159.html
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/lorry-consumed-fireball-closed-a525-15001829
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/live-lorry-fire-shuts-a525-15001028

2018-08-07 - Tractor trailer bursts into flame at business in Middleton (Britain):
http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-flames-15002403
http://truckerworld.uk/2018/08/footage-shows-hgv-engulfed-by-flames-at-a-factory-in-middleton-after-reports-of-loud-explosions/
http://www.rochdaleonline.co.uk/news-features/2/news-headlines/121188/lorry-fire-in-middleton
http://www.pressreader.com/uk/manchester-evening-news/20180808/281556586649159

2018-08-07 - Tractor bursts into flame on Lodes Lane in Kingston St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49418&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.applefm.co.uk/2018/08/07/taunton-fire-crew-called-to-tractor-and-combine-harvester-fires/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame, ignites field fire, on Ash Road in Stoke St Mary, Taunton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49421&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41
http://www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/news/16404006.combine-harvester-fire-in-stoke-st-mary-field/
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/frightening-video-shows-combine-harvester-1872720

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame near the A354 in Milborne St Andrew (Britain):
http://www.dwfire.org.uk/incident/combine-harvester-fire-milborne-st-andrew/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Loose Gate Road in Moulton Seas End (Britain):
http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/combine-blaze-in-moulton-seas-end-9005641/

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Wood Lane in Tugby (Britain):
http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/combine-harvester-destroyed-farm-blaze-1871225

2018-08-07 - Tractor (combine) bursts into flame on Marsh Lane in Barrow-upon-Humber (Britain), 1 mile from the coast:
http://www.humbersidefire.gov.uk/newsroom/incidents

Quote: "Marsh Lane, Barrow Upon Humber. Tue 7 Aug 2018 18:49 (No:17508) Combine harvester involved in fire. Dry powder extinguisher in use by owner prior to arrival of Fire Service. Crews used one hose reel and Thermal Image Camera for inspection."

Note: These are the 1707th-1718th tractors/tankers/semis to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Garbage truck bursts into flame on Kemsdale Road in Hernhill (Britain):
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/about-50-yards-away-from-us-it-blew-up-187627/

2018-08-07 - Sanitation truck bursts into flame on Highway 400 in Barrie (Canada):
http://www.simcoe.com/news-story/8803903-sanitation-truck-catches-fire-on-hwy-400-in-barrie/
http://twitter.com/SimcoeNews/status/1026835766591332352

2018-08-07 - Box truck bursts into flame on the A1 near Ripon (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident_summary_night_shift_monday_6th_august_2018

Quote: "A1 N J40 – 51 Time of call: 16:53 Crews from Ripon and Northallerton were called to a LGV trailer that had a fire to the rear wheels. This fire was out on our arrival and the crews used a hose reel jet to dampen down the area. This was caused by a mechanical fault."

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame at 4:56 AM while parked at home, fire spreads, two homes heavily damaged, in Cape Girardeau (Missouri):
http://www.semissourian.com/story/2542756.html
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/38826810/camper-fire-damages-2-homes-in-cape-girardeau-mo
http://www.kzimksim.com/2018/08/07/cape-girardeau-burns-in-morning-fire-today/

2018-08-07 - RV bursts into flame on Mashapaug Road in Holland (Massachusetts):
http://www.wwlp.com/news/local-news/hampden-county/rv-catches-fire-on-mashapaug-rd-in-holland/1353008149

Note: These are the 360th and 361st RVs to burn/explode in 2018...

2018-08-07 - Van and motorcycle destroyed by fire at 11:33 PM on Chestnut Close in Stony Stratford (Britain):
http://bucksfire.gov.uk/latest-incidents/

Quote: "Tuesday 7 August, 11.33pm Van and motorbike destroyed by fire, Chestnut Close, Stony Stratford. One appliance and crew from Great Holm attended. Firefighters used one hose reel, one set of breathing apparatus and a toolkit."

2018-08-07 - Van bursts into flame in Knaresborough (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august
http://www.strayfm.com/news/local-news/2652761/van-on-fire-in-knaresborough/

Quote: "Knaresborough - Time of call 11:22 Fire crews from Knaresborough responded to a van fire involving a Nissan. The cause of fire is believed to be an electrical fault. Crews extinguished fire using two breathing apparatus and two hose reel jets."

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on bridge to coastal Ocean City (New Jersey):
http://patch.com/new-jersey/oceancity/car-fire-halts-traffic-9th-street-bridge-ocean-city-police
http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/car-fire-halts-traffic-on-ocean-city-causeway/article_7e23147f-c6d0-5d2a-884e-5c978f402c1e.html
http://www.capemaycountyherald.com/news/fires/article_06426f92-9b3a-11e8-af7d-939a9b64f332.html

2018-08-07 - SUV bursts into flame on Route 138 in coastal Wall (New Jersey):
http://www.app.com/story/news/local/emergencies/2018/08/07/route-138-car-fire/929168002/

2018-08-07 - Pickup truck bursts into flame while parked at home in Duncan (Oklahoma):
http://www.duncanbanner.com/news/crews-battle-car-blaze/article_eb54d3c8-9a58-11e8-91eb-8b07056009ac.html

2018-08-07 - Four cars go up in flames while parked in impound yard in Haverford (Pennsylvania):
http://www.delcotimes.com/article/DC/20180807/NEWS/180809779

Quote: "According to Viola, the officer was inside his patrol car across the street in the parking lot of the YMCA when he spotted smoke and a glow in the sky. He went over and found numerous cars that were on fire inside their impound yard."

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame while parked in carpark at airport in coastal Portland (Maine):
http://www.centralmaine.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/
http://www.pressherald.com/2018/08/07/bmw-burns-at-jetport-terminal-garage/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on I-95 in coastal Bridgeport (Connecticut):
http://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/fairfield/car-fire-slows-traffic-in-bridgeport-tuesday-morning/1351304950

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame at the Sunset Mall in San Angelo (Texas):
http://www.gosanangelo.com/story/news/local/2018/08/07/familys-car-catches-fire-they-leave-sunset-mall/929947002/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame near Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain (Australia):
http://www.beaudeserttimes.com.au/story/5573018/car-fire-on-tamborine-mountain-overnight/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Ernesettle Lane in coastal Plymouth (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49426&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on Waters Green near train station in Macclesfield (Britain):
http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/news-events/incidents/ongoing-car-fire-near-macclesfield-railway-station

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the M27 near Eastleigh (Britain):
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16402812.car-fire-on-m27-near-junction-5-for-eastleigh/

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame on the A38 near Derby (Britain):
http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/a38-northbound-closed-due-car-1871539

2018-08-07 - Car bursts into flame in Kirk Deighton (Britain):
http://www.northyorksfire.gov.uk/news-events/breaking-news/incident-summary-tuesday-7th-august

Quote: "Kirk Deighton. - Time of call 13:44 Harrogate fire crews responded to a car on fire caused by an electrical fault. Car was totally destroyed. Crews used one breathing apparatus and a 45mm jet."

2018-08-07 - Vehicle bursts into flame on I-10 near Scott (Louisiana):
http://kpel965.com/vehicle-fire-on-interstate-ten/

2018-08-07 - ATV bursts into flame on road near Colyton (Britain):
http://www.dsfire.gov.uk/News/Newsdesk/IncidentDetail.cfm?IncidentID=49420&siteCategoryId=3&T1ID=26&T2ID=41

2018-08-07 - Lawn mower bursts into flame inside garage at home, fire spreads, garage destroyed, in Delmar (Maryland):
http://www.wboc.com/story/38843647/lawnmower-causes-delmar-garage-fire

2018-08-07 - RV trailer bursts into flame at 12:30 AM while parked at home, fire spreads to home, in Phelps (New York):
http://13wham.com/news/local/camper-destroyed-in-overnight-ontario-county-fire
http://www.whec.com/news/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire/5020781/
http://www.mpnnow.com/news/20180807/fire-crews-investigating-ontario-county-camper-fire
http://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/camper-in-phelps-goes-up-in-flames-after-propane-tanks-explode/1350765431
http://www.fingerlakesdailynews.com/2018/08/07/171229/

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire at fairy farm in Hobart (Wisconsin), 20 cows killed, owner has heart attack:
http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/barn-considered-a-total-loss-several-cows-dead-after-fire-in-hobart/1353632978
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/videos/news/2018/08/08/emergency-crews-respond-hobart-farm-fire/932016002/
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2018/08/08/fire-engulfs-hobart-dairy-farm/931911002/

Quote: "Crews say that the owner also suffered from a heart attack and was sent to the hospital."

2018-08-07 - Barn destroyed by fire shortly after midnight in Lower Chanceford Township (Pennsylvania):
http://local21news.com/news/local/crews-still-battling-york-barn-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame at 1:30 AM at home, fire spreads to home, in coastal Mobile (Alabama):
http://www.wbtv.com/story/38826451/mobile-fire-rescue-battles-early-morning-house-fire

2018-08-07 - AC unit bursts into flame shortly after 3 AM, fire spreads, home heavily damaged, in coastal Monument Beach (Massachusetts):
http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20180807/faulty-air-conditioner-possible-cause-of-fire-in-bourne

2018-08-07 - Shipping container bursts into flame, fire spreads to two cars in carpark, in Tilehurst (Britain):
http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/16403347.video-major-fire-in-tilehurst-co-op-car-park/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/live-updates-as-huge-fire-breaks-out-in-tilehurst/
http://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/three-cars-destroyed-in-tilehurst-storage-container-blaze/

2018-08-07 - Moving and storage business destroyed by fire in Mena (Arkansas):
http://katv.com/news/local/blaze-destroys-mena-moving-and-storage-business

2018-08-07 - Church heavily damaged by fire in Indianapolis (Indiana):
http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/indianapolis/north-side/historic-70-year-old-indianapolis-church-catches-fire

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 1 AM in Bellefontaine (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/resident-and-animal-safe-after-early-morning-house-fire/

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire in coastal Tampa (Florida):
http://cbs12.com/news/local/cat-rescued-from-house-fire-in-tampa

2018-08-07 - Home damaged by fire at 5:14 AM in coastal Mastic Beach (New York):
http://patch.com/new-york/shirley-mastic/firefighters-battle-blaze-mastic-beach-home

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire shortly after 3:30 AM in coastal Miami (Florida):
http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Family-Safely-Escapes-Overnight-Fire-Engulfing-North-Miami-Home-490224351.html

2018-08-07 - Home heavily damaged by fire at 1:30 AM near the Mississippi River in East St. Louis (Illinois):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/crews-battle-early-morning-house-fire-in-east-st-louis/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 4 AM in Fenton (Missouri):
http://fox2now.com/2018/08/07/fire-destroys-building-in-fenton-neighborhood/

2018-08-07 - Home destroyed by fire at 1:05 AM in coastal Portsmouth (Virginia):
http://wtkr.com/2018/08/07/house-fire-erupts-in-portsmouth/
http://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/no-injuries-in-early-morning-portsmouth-house-fire/291-581224932

2018-08-07 - Nine homes go up in flames along railroad tracks in Siegburg (Germany), dozens injured:
http://www.dw.com/en/germany-fire-breaks-out-near-train-tracks-in-siegburg-injuring-dozens/a-44993444
http://www.rt.com/news/435362-massive-fire-shuts-railway-germany/

2018-08-07 - Duplex heavily damaged by basement fire in Manor Township (Pennsylvania):
http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/official-cause-of-fire-at-manor-township-duplex-unknown/article_14536bb0-9ab1-11e8-912c-33c21e6ea52e.html
http://local21news.com/news/local/fire-in-manor-township

2018-08-07 - Apartment building heavily damaged by fire on Leisure Lake Drive in Warner Robins (Georgia):
http://wgxa.tv/news/local/crews-battling-fire-at-castaways-apartments-in-warner-robins

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns home at 3:45 AM in Lincolnton (North Carolina), 1 killed:
http://www.wsoctv.com/news/local/firefighters-pull-woman-from-burning-home-in-lincolnton/807912061
http://www.lakenormanpublications.com/denver_citizen/lincolnton-woman-dies-in-house-fire/article_dccb4de6-9a53-11e8-a520-9782b8613652.html
http://myfox8.com/2018/08/07/woman-dies-after-pulled-from-lincolnton-fire/

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire destroys home in coastal Vancouver (Canada), 1 killed:
http://globalnews.ca/news/4374257/vancouver-house-fire-crews-east-vancouver/
http://www.vancourier.com/news/east-van-house-fire-results-in-city-s-sixth-fire-related-death-in-2018-1.23393089

2018-08-07 - Deadly fire burns apartment building at 2 AM in Hopkinsville (Kentucky), 1 killed, 1 injured:
http://www.lex18.com/story/38826932/man-killed-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wsmv.com/story/38826453/man-killed-in-apartment-complex-fire-in-hopkinsville
http://www.newschannel5.com/news/1-killed-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire
http://www.wxbc1043.com/2018/08/08/one-dead-another-hurt-in-hopkinsville-apartment-fire/

2018-08-07 - Vacant home burns at
          8/10/2018: World: WWII bomb scare      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Бандл Discovery. История Египта (4 DVD)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Бандл Discovery. Наука выживать (4 DVD)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Возможно однажды кому то из нас суждено попасть в ситуацию, требующую единственного - выжить оказавшись в одиночестве, с минимальным набором технических средств и одежды, в суровых условиях дикой природы. Посмотрев документальный сериал "Наука выживания" Вы не растеряетесь, оставшись наедине с перво...

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Бандл Discovery. Документальный детектив (4 DVD)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Детектив, как жанр, всегда популярен. Лихо закрученный сюжет, головоломный, активно развивающийся, с неожиданными переходами и резкими поворотами - что ещё нужно, что бы полностью погрузиться в историю' Величайшие жулики, изощрённые преступления - раскрыть которые подсилу лишь опытному сыщику и ... ...

          Бандл Discovery. Новый мир (4 DVD)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Бандл Discovery. Новый мир (4 DVD)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Возможны ли путешествия в будущее' Discovery Channel приглашает совершить запредельное путешествие в документальном сериале "Новый мир". Посмотрите, как идеи, которые сегодня кажутся смелыми и революционными, воплощаются в обыденные и привычные вещи завтрашнего дня. Зрители совершат экскурсии во вре...

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Бандл Discovery. История военной техники (4 DVD)#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Так складывалась история науки, что величайшие завоевания технической мысли, которые могли и должны были лечь в основу новых технологий в мирной жизни, получили наиболее быстрое применение в военной технике. Особенно заметно это было в XX веке. Первая мировая война была в известной мере «войной мото...

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          Hello everyone. I am Doug      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Ah, science! I’m a big fan :slight_smile:#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000 Thanks.

I’ve spent time over the last couple of years trying to convince agilists that they are applying the scientific method to requirements discovery - with variable amounts of success.

Also: from Prof. Cox on ‘The infinite monkey cage’: “a fact is just a theory that hasn’t been proved wrong yet”.


          Episode 44: RedHat with Brandon Johnson      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
We pick up where we left off last Friday with our discussion about Spectre & Meltdown. Brandon Johnson from RedHat joins us to talk about this important topic & what he and his team at RedHat are doing to mitigate this disaster. -- The Cliff Notes -- Problem Booting Windows with AMD (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4073707/windows-operating-system-security-update-block-for-some-amd-based-devi?ranMID=24542&ranEAID=nOD%2FrLJHOac&ranSiteID=nOD_rLJHOac-AVnR8kDXzs7ZsWhqsDfF6A&tduid=(f0187439558fdb09f4f2aa182b303234)(256380)(2459594)(nOD_rLJHOac-AVnR8kDXzs7ZsWhqsDfF6A)()) Meltdown and Spectre for Non Technical Users (https://blog.cloudflare.com/meltdown-spectre-non-technical/) Meltdown and Spectre the Battle Continues (http://www.zdnet.com/article/the-linux-vs-meltdown-and-spectre-battle-continues/) Meltdown Attack Simply Explained (https://meltdownattack.com/) What RedHat says You Need to Know (https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/what-are-meltdown-and-spectre-here%E2%80%99s-what-you-need-know) Microsoft Haults Patches (https://www.pcworld.com/article/3246189/security/microsoft-halts-meltdown-patches-windows-amd-pcs-unbootable.html) Microsoft Haults Patches Cont. (https://www.engadget.com/2018/01/09/microsoft-halts-meltdown-spectre-amd-patches/) Meltdown Spectre Bug Collision (https://www.wired.com/story/meltdown-spectre-bug-collision-intel-chip-flaw-discovery/) Kids Router (http://amzn.to/2CZKsIb) RedHat Opens up Resources For You (https://twitter.com/RedHatNews/status/948936504453292032) RedHat Resources (https://access.redhat.com/solutions/3307851) Linus Torvalds Advice to Intel (https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/1/3/797) Intel CEO Sale of Stock Before Security Bug Reveal (https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2018/01/intel-ceos-sale-of-stock-just-before-security-bug-reveal-raises-questions/) Intel Bug Performance Hit (https://www.forbes.com/sites/davealtavilla/2018/01/03/intel-processor-bug-leaves-all-current-chips-vulnerable-and-its-fix-saps-performance/#72b7fb7a570a) Intel Bug Fix Kernel Fix (https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=5aa90a84589282b87666f92b6c3c917c8080a9bf) Canonical Updates for Meltdown and Spectre (https://insights.ubuntu.com/2018/01/04/ubuntu-updates-for-the-meltdown-spectre-vulnerabilities/) +Intel SPI Bug Fix (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1734147) BIOS Fix Download (http://people.canonical.com/~ypwong/lp1734147/linux-image-4.15.0-041500rc6-generic_4.15.0-041500rc6.201712312330+20170103+1_amd64.deb) Backup BIOS Fix Update (http://people.canonical.com/~ypwong/lp1734147/linux-image-4.15.0-041500rc6-generic_4.15.0-041500rc6.201712312330+clear+debug_amd64.deb) See How the Ask Noah Show Got Started (video) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CkKku1JAe8) VoxTeleSys (http://www.voxtelesys.com) -- Stay In Touch -- Find all the resources for this show on the Ask Noah Dashboard Ask Noah Dashboard (http://www.asknoahshow.com) Need more help than a radio show can offer? Altispeed provides commercial IT services and they’re excited to offer you a great deal for listening to the Ask Noah Show. Call today and ask about the discount for listeners of the Ask Noah Show! Altispeed Technologies (http://www.altispeed.com/) Contact Noah asknoah [at] jupiterbroadcasting.com -- Twitter -- Noah - Kernellinux (https://twitter.com/kernellinux) Ask Noah Show (https://twitter.com/asknoahshow) Altispeed Technologies (https://twitter.com/altispeed) Jupiter Broadcasting (https://twitter.com/jbsignal)
          Lost and confused       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

I ended my marriage 6 weeks ago after the discovery that he had been cheating the entire 9 years we were married. Countless women, attempts to meet men, he lied and lied and lied. He did things behind my back I cannot bring myself to share for the pure humiliation, hurt and disbelief I’m paralysed by. He has spent years honing his style to successfully cover his tracks, convincing me that he was perfect and it was ‘other men’ that did such despicable things to their wives. I finally extracted as much detail as I could and was horrified. I’m still in shock. We have children, I am left to manage their expectations and I’m working hard to keep things amicable and stable for them but he uses this to try and pull me back in, telling me he’s changed, that therapy has cured him. I’m very confused. What we had wasn’t real, I cannot rid my mind of tbf images. My family are distraught. How do I get through this without making terrible decisions?


          QC Associate - Eli Lilly - Charlottetown, PE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly Canada Inc, is engaged in the discovery, development, manufacturing and marketing of innovative animal health...
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          Comment on Margot Elena Discovery Box Fall 2018 – Exclusive Spoiler #1! by ME      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LOL - I hear you. I'm up to 3 subscriptions. I finally went with the annual subscription thinking I'd drop one of my quarterly but decided to keep all 3. Tons of women in my family to share with.
          McAfee and Intezer find links among North Korea’s malware families      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

North Korea’s cyberattacks have been well documented over the years. But a collaboration between McAfee and Intezer security researchers has shown previously undiscovered links among the various North Korean malware families and some of the most successful cyberattacks to date. Jay Rosenberg of Intezer and Christiaan Beek of McAfee are talking about their discovery at […]


          Sjö-Gunnarsbo Sanatorium in Marbäck, Sweden      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Sjö-Gunnarsbo sanatorium

Tuberculosis was once a widespread disease causing millions of deaths wherever it struck. Before the discovery of antibiotics, fresh air and nutritious food were believed to be the best treatment. Sweden, like many other countries, followed this recommendation and had sanatoriums built across the country.

Ivar Tengbom, a well-known Swedish architect in the early 20th century, was given the task of designing a tuberculosis sanatorium that would be located in the west of Sweden. Tengbom had personal experience with the disease, having lost two siblings and one of his lungs to the epidemic.

The Sjö-Gunnarsbo sanatorium was built between 1914 and 1916, and included many top modern facilities like an X-Ray machine, a laboratory, a light treatment room, and rooms where patients could swim. The building was fully electrified and featured water closets and clean drinking water from its own well.

The idea behind the treatment might have been well-intended, but unfortunately proved ineffective. Even under the best conditions, 50 percent of the patients entering the sanitarium would be dead within five years. The facility was eventually abandoned, and the buildings are now hauntingly empty.


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Skiddle: Events and Tickets 3.0.2


Device: iOS iPhone
Category: Music
Price: Free, Version: 3.0.1 -> 3.0.2 (iTunes)

Description:

* Now supports Apple Pay*

Powered by the UK's biggest event discovery platform, the Skiddle app is now available for iPhone.

* Get personalised event recommendations and tickets from the UK’s largest events guide.

* Never miss out on an event near you by discovering club nights, gigs and festivals on your doorstep.

* Buy tickets in just a few clicks with Apple Pay and have them delivered straight to your phone in seconds.

* Track artists using our Apple Music and Spotify sync and get alerted when your favourite bands/DJs play near you.

Far flung festivals, the wildest underground raves, and gigs with the hottest bands on the planet. These are the events we all live for, and the new Skiddle app makes attending them even easier, bringing everything to the palm of your hands. From tickets to taxis, we’ve streamlined the complexities of your perfect night out, weekend away or festival to a touch of a button.

With personal recommendations pulled from the UK’s largest what’s on guide, you’ll never miss out on the best events tailor made for you. Still not sure? Then listen to a clip from your favourite artists on the spot to see if they get you in the groove and craving more.

Once you’ve picked out an event, you can buy tickets with just a few clicks. And what’s more is that they’re downloaded straight to your phone, making losing tickets a thing of the past.

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Bought some posted tickets? We’ve added a little postage module to your tickets area which will hopefully make it easier for you to keep track of their whereabouts when on the way to you.

Also updated and fixed a few bits and bobs in the Discover area.

Skiddle: Events and Tickets


          Susan Piver on Meditation      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

On parle beaucoup en ce moment des bienfaits de la méditation – nous en avons parlé dans différents posts et podcasts, mais j’ai récemment vu le TedX talk de Susan Piver et cela a réveillé mon intérêt pour la méditation. Susan, qui fait partie des expertes qui vont guider notre Retraite Art of Self Discovery [...]
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          Using Religion to Push Evolution in Public School Biology Class — What Could Go Wrong? - Discovery Institute      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Using Religion to Push Evolution in Public School Biology Class — What Could Go Wrong?
Discovery Institute
We meet Patti Howell who teaches 10th-grade biology in a rural Georgia town, using an approach pushed by the Teacher Institute for Evolutionary Science (TIES). So it's either the small town Bible Belt or the science lab. Take your pick. I'd wager that ...


          Karoo’s MeerKAT radio telescope sets scene for pioneering scientific discovery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Karoo-based MeerKAT radio telescope, located about 90 km from Carnarvon, in the Northern Cape, was inaugurated on July 13, giving the public a glimpse into what was unveiled as the best of its kind and a true benchmark in terms of pioneering scientific cosmic discovery, says South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (Sarao) chief scientist Dr Fernando Camilo.
          Laboratory Information System Market is currently valued at USD $1.47 Billion market in 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 09, 2018 ) A Laboratory information systems analyses the potential world markets for health care laboratory information system hardware and software which are in practice in the drug discovery, research labs, clinical diagnostics labs and next generation sequencing … Continue reading
          Analytical Chemist - Innovate Phytoceuticals - Kelowna, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Innovate Phytoceuticals boasts a custom built, state of the art facility, allowing us to offer novel and leading-edge workflows, with tremendous discovery...
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          Roy Smith v. State of Tennessee - Dissent      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Case Number: M2017-00321-CCA-R3-PC
Authoring Judge: Judge Camille R. McMullen
Originating Judge: Judge Royce Taylor
Date Filed: Thursday, August 9, 2018

I respectfully disagree with the conclusion reached by the majority in this case. In this appeal, the Petitioner contends that he received ineffective assistance of counsel at the plea negotiation stage. Specifically, the Petitioner argues that trial counsel was deficient in proceeding to trial based on an erroneous jurisdictional argument. As a result, the Petitioner argues that, but for trial counsel’s erroneous advice, he would have accepted the State’s more favorable plea offer. The State argues that the Petitioner has failed to overcome the presumption that trial counsel exercised reasonable judgment in all strategic decisions. Moreover, the State asserts that because the Petitioner has failed to prove he would have accepted the ten-year offer extended to him instead of the twentyyear offer, he has failed to prove prejudice. For the reasons that follow, I would have reversed the judgment of the post-conviction court and remanded this matter for a rehearing. The facts underlying the Petitioner’s convictions stem from the execution of a search warrant upon his home resulting in the discovery of oxycodone and several hundred dihydrocodeinone pills. State v. Roy Allen Smith, No. M2014-01172-CCA-R3- CD, 2015 WL 3550106, at *1 (Tenn. Crim. App. June 8, 2015) perm. app. denied (Tenn. Oct. 15, 2015). The Petitioner was ultimately convicted after a jury trial of simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a Schedule III controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell, maintaining a dwelling used for keeping or selling controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia, for which he received an effective twelve-year sentence. Id. The trial court ordered the Petitioner’s twelve-year sentence to be served consecutively to six prior convictions with an aggregate sentence of thirty-seven years for which the Petitioner had been on probation at the time that the instant offenses were committed. Roy Allen Smith, at *3. In total, it appears that the Petitioner received an effective forty-nine-year sentence, the bulk of which is for driving offenses.



          Kobach’s Office Apparently Made the Error Awarding Him 100 More Votes than He Deserved      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Oh my: The hotline announcement coincided with the discovery of 100 votes for Colyer in Thomas County near the Colorado border. Thomas County Clerk Shelly Harms confirmed that Colyer received 522 votes on election day rather than the total of … Continue reading
          2016 - The Year in Rebuke (Part One)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If we had to sum up 2016 in a single word, it would be...unprintable. Seriously, we'd be working hard to come up with the vilest, most appalling, utterly disgusting and likely illegal word in our rich, albeit genuinely filthy vocabulary - and even then we'd fail to do justice to this rotten collection of months.

Fortunately, we don't have to sum things up in a single word. We have this entire page to work with, so let's dive straight into...

JANUARY


The year hits the ground running (like an abscessed boil) when the Post Office releases a "Forever" stamp commemorating the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha, which honors the willingness of Ibrahim to slit his son's throat after being "triple dog dared" by Allah. As part of the festival, modern Muslims are still expected to sacrifice their best farm animal...assuming they have the financial ability to first buy it an orange jumpsuit and get it to pose for a Youtube video.

And speaking of people associated with Youtube videos, Hillary Clinton stays busy denying that she  ever had classified documents on her private email server. An assertion which, like everything else Hillary has ever said, turns out to be wildly untrue.


Of course, not all newsworthy events were domestic. Or even comprehensible...


John "You Rang?" Kerry comes out with the least encouraging pronouncement imaginable about the throat-cutting, suicide-bombing, allegedly non-Islamic murderers of ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, or whatever the hell other name the administration thinks likely to be unrecognized by Democratic voters.

Specifically, Kerry further downgrades our nation's goal from "destroying, degrading, or disrupting" the maniacal killers to merely "denting" them. His goal apparently being to make Hillary look like only the second worst Secretary of State ever, just in time for...

FEBRUARY


Early in the Democratic debate process, Martin O'Malley shocks everyone by announcing that he'd dropped out of the race - which was the first time anyone knew he'd been in the race.

Following Hillary Clinton's discovery in Iowa that she is less popular among young females than a yeast infection, Hillary asks herself what vivacious, high-powered celebrity superstar could help her reel in youthful female votes in New Hampsire, and she comes up with...


Oddly, threats of eternal damnation don't save Hillary from a landslide loss to Bernie Sanders, causing Hillary to break out the really big gun...


But just as things get really bleak for Hillary, the entire political landscape is changed by an unexpected death...


Beloved conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suddenly dies in bed with a pillow on his head. A local judge pronounces the death due to natural causes without seeing the body or ordering an autopsy, because Obamacare doesn't cover those things.

In the following days, Obama decides to skip Scalia's funeral owing to an absolutely unavoidable scheduling conflict involving a critical tee time...


The country will not see such a blatantly petty snub again until, well, a few days later in...

MARCH


"If I didn't attend a funeral for a sitting Supreme Court Justice," the president may well have said, "I sure as hell won't be wasting my time going to one for some first lady. There's nothing less important than a first lady!"

In his place, the president appropriately sends...the first lady.

And speaking of skipping commitments, seemingly unstoppable primary candidate Donald Trump has a few clearly expressed ideas on the subject...


But of course, there's more than just an election going on. Barack Obama is still holding the reins and shaping critical foreign policy. Which is how we ended up with...


In his never-ending quest to build a legacy, the president tries to normalize relations with the oppressive communist dictatorship of Cuba in hopes of increasing the number of investment opportunities for his wealthy donors, and decreasing the number of Cuban immigrants whose children might grow up to become conservative GOP presidential candidates.

But only days later, the world is again shocked by a brutal act of terrorism - this time in a Brussels airport. Despite his busy travel schedule, Obama immediately swings into action...


Rather than doing diddly-squat about the carnage in Brussels, Obama attends a baseball game with new BFF Raul Castro, then jets off to Argentina where he performes a pelvis-grinding tango at a state dinner to prove his masculinity to ISIS.

Which brings us to...

APRIL


To help shore up support from women who just can't seem to understand the whole complicated "birds & bees" thing, Hillary declares that "unborn persons" have no rights - making it perfectly acceptable to take viable children in the final days (or hours) of gestation and turn them into chop suey. An observation that Bernie Sanders quickly echoes, while admitting that it's put him off Chinese take-out for awhile.

But life and death issues soon take a backseat to a far more important crisis in America...

Springsteen and other (ahem) "artists" boycott North Carolina following passage of a law which segregates bathroom privileges based exclusively on an individual's God-given plumbing rather than their current (and sometimes whimsically flexible) gender self-identification.  This kicks off a firestorm of controversy around the country as liberals try to force businesses to create new bathrooms for each of the 51 sexual genders (no, really) recognized by Facebook, or at least let anyone who enjoys peeing in front of kids do so to fight discrimination.

The country becomes so embroiled in the issue that it becomes necessary for Barack Obama to remind the nation who truly suffers from discrimination in our wretched country...

The tone deaf president assembles a group of allegedly popular rappers (including Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, Wale, DJ Khaled, and others we couldn't possibly pick out of a police line-up) to help with his "Brother's Keeper" initiative which is designed to encourage young black men to avoid incarceration for undocumented acts of wealth redistribution.

Unfortunately, during the president's remarks, rapper Rick Ross's court-ordered ankle bracelet goes off. It turns out that the man selected by Mr. Obama to serve as an exemplary racial role model is required to wear the device until his trial date for aggravated assault and battery, pistol-whipping, and kidnapping.

Were the other dignitaries at the summit nonplussed? Based on their actual pictures below, we're guessing not...


Meanwhile, as the primaries wear on, people finally start realizing that Trump might actually become the GOP nominee...


By the way, in case you don't know, the cartoon above is a tribute to "Forbidden Planet," which is the best sci-fi movie ever made. If you've never seen it, get your hands on it and watch it NOW while the rest of us move on to...

MAY


By a significant margin, Hoosiers go to the polls to declare that they find Trump to be the candidate who is outstanding in the field. And trust us, Indiana folk (like us!) love jokes about fields. But feeling distinctly un-loved, Cruz says "enough" and drops out of the race, practically guaranteeing Trump's nomination.

Assuming, of course, that he doesn't fall prey to the latest death-dealing malady inflaming the media...


In response to the dread threat hypothetically presented by mosquito-borne Zika virus, Barack Obama requests $2 billion to prevent the blood-sucking parasites coming across our southern border from wreaking destruction. The $2 billion will be used to put the young mosquitoes in good schools, settle their families in middle class neighborhoods, and give the grown mosquitoes some walking around money until they can find permanent blood-sucking jobs in government.

That is, unless someone intends to drastically reduce the number of blood-sucking jobs in government...


Donald Trump "seals the deal" when his delegate count pushes over the magic number of 1,237 with multiple states left to go to further pad his margin of victory.  The people have spoken - and they're using very short (frequently 4-letter) words as they storm into...

JUNE

Because Donald Trump's blunt candor is generating so many news stories, Barack Obama jumps back into the erudition spotlight with a devastatingly brutal dissection of contemporaneous political rhetoric and offers wise analytical advice...


Of course, there's no "okey-doke" going on in the Democratic primaries. Everything is honest, legit, and above board...


Bernie Sanders grows peevish when the Associated Press declares Hillary to be the overall winner of Democratic primaries which haven't happened yet. It's almost like a conspiracy of some sort is working against him - but that's crazy, right?

Then without warning...


Terror returns to the United States in the form of an ISIS-inspired lunatic who kills and wounds over 100 people at a Gay nightclub in Orlando, before being sent straight to Hell by a policeman's bullet.

Authorities struggle to discern the killer's motives, having nothing to go on other than his actual 911 phone call in which he swears allegiance to ISIS, and shouts"Allahu Akbar" during his death-dealing spree.

Such a vile act is obviously unacceptable to the Obama administration, and they move quickly to let future terrorists know what they'll be up against...


Frankly, all of these events are getting so overwhelming that Hope n' Change needs a little time off - so we play hooky for a week, confident that it will be a slow period for news.

We are, of course, dead wrong...


(END OF PART ONE - JOIN US WEDNESDAY TO WRAP UP THE YEAR!)


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Прием антивирусных препаратов против герпеса в 10 раз снижает заболеваемость синдромом Альцгеймера
80 процентов людей старше 40 имеют вирус герпеса и большинство не знают об этом.

Ученые уже секвенировали больше 5500 вирусов, которые могут заразить млекопитающих. Возможно в природе существует еще 320 000.

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)


Эта группа вирусов включает вирусы простого герпеса, вирус ветряной оспы (который вызывает ветряную оспу и опоясывающий лишай), цитомегаловирус и вирус Эпштейна-Барра (который вызывает мононуклеоз). До 90 процентов взрослых были инфицированы вирусом Эпштейна-Барра.

CMV обычно лежит в состоянии покоя и безвреден в организме, но может вызвать инфекции, в том числе вирусную сердечную инфекцию. Вирусы распространяются при контакте с жидкостями организма инфицированного человека. Они также могут передаваться от беременной женщины к плоду во время беременности.
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...so getting lower and narrower on a bike will decrease drag? Amazing discovery, who would have thought? It would be interesting to see figures on how much these studies cost. I would also be very interested to see the dollar amount in every Specialized bike or product that is passed on to each customer to fund the entire Win Tunnel operation.
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A biproduct of having your bike design fab'd by some 3rd party Asian mass manufacturer? Overkilled to ensure minimum standards are met when quality is lower? Like I said, I'm wondering what the root of the discovery is...
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Standard disclaimers apply: These are my summaries, not the presentations themselves. As usual, I have to skip a lot of interesting presentations and I try to attend things I haven’t seen, no matter how good the ones I have already seen/read drafts of are.

Session 1: Trademarks

Jason George (and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette), Trademarks as Innovation Incentives

Not saying that the goal is/should be innovation. SCt has said multiple times that TMs aren’t about promoting innovation or discovery; that’s patent/©.  We’re saying that this has made us overlook the effects of TM on innovation, which could be good or bad.  Survey evidence: many innovative firms don’t use patents at all. Pharma/chem aside, firms view first mover advantage as more important in appropriating returns from investment.  Not concerned about lines separating doctrines. TM is important in maintaining/extending first mover advantage and thus creates incentives.  Purple pill for Nexium=competitive advantage in the marketplace; the Swiffer, which used lots of existing inventions but appropriated returns through branding.

Economists are now using TM as innovation indicator—registrations correlate w/R&D spending, stock market value, and self-reported innovation as well as patent counts. There are caveats. TM registrations don’t mean 1-1 new product; could be a product new to the firm or the marketplace rather than new to the world, but that’s also true of patentàinnovative product. Also industry-dependent, but in some industries TM better correlates w/innovation than patent, for example in info services.

This doesn’t mean that more TM means more innovation.  TMs have costs to innovation, as w/patents.  Barriers to entry; higher prices to consumers. Overincentive—TMs can endure forever.

How do first movers exploit TMs?  At least three mechanisms: staking out the most effective marks—Beebe & Fromer on the marketing literature on the limited supply of “good” marks.  Causing chosen marks to become synonymous with the innovation—arguably Lyft is a better name for ridesharing, but Uber owns the category mentally.  Using the first mover period to develop brand loyalty, as w/name brand drugs after patent expiration.  Can work together: cronut is an apt name for the hybrid pastry, and it’s a registered TM though it’s arguably generic (and the registrant may not have been the inventor [which seems to be a problem for the theory, as does the Swiffer example]) and developed brand loyalty. [Isn’t this an incentive to create a thing called brand loyalty or goodwill, not the thing that we have historically called innovation?]  Shredded Wheat case goes to the link—protecting a name synonymous w/product has a similar effect as patent protection post-patent expiration. 

Complementarity b/t patents and TM in industries w/low turnover and need for differentiation b/c advertising spills over to similar products, like the pharma industry. [Maybe you need TM differentiation to preserve market share in pharma precisely because pharma depends on patent-type innovation, which is generally free for others to copy once the patent expires?]  But TM provide distinct benefits over patents: Cost. You don’t need anything to get TM protection but bring product to market, and registration is cheaper/faster than patent examination. TM cover more subjects than patent—anything that can be sold in the market.  Quick innovation cycles are poor fits for patent as w/software, but first mover advantage can be significant. Less robust protection than patents, but weaker protection over a longer period can achieve the same incentive w/less deadweight loss.

Any full economic analysis of given TM doctrine should take good & bad into account when trying to measure its effects on a particular industry.  Where doctrines give wiggle room: genericide, secondary meaning, functionality. Unclear if change is needed. Added complexity from trying to factor in may o/w possible efficiency gain but that’s different from believing that these effects don’t exist.

[Why not call this theory a theory about protection against point of sale confusion or maybe just against counterfeiting?  Current formulation seems to be imprecise in just the way that distorts full economic analysis.  Does dilution protection support first movers’ incentives?  Especially given the evidence about how most (non-pharma) firms don’t make internal distinctions b/t IP doctrines (see also Jessica Silbey’s work), it’s hard for me to understand how one would distinguish between “existence of some basic TM right” and “this particular aspect of the doctrine” in performing the economic analysis of a doctrine’s incentive effects.]

Q: this is about what TMs do to compete/bring a product to market, not innovation. What is it about TM law that is stimulation innovative activities as opposed to bringing a product to market? Also: Don’t really get how registration is an innovation indicator. From economic perspective there’s such a low cost that it’s not a great signal. Innovation correlates w/ a lot of stuff like not being starved.

A: Rewards a number of different activities, but mechanisms affect first mover advantage in a lot of ways.  One could argue that first mover advantage is the key thing, and TM extends that.  Causes TM to have more direct effect on innovation.  Also true that correlation isn’t causation.  Don’t rely on those studies.

Christian Helmers (with Carsten Fink, Andrea Fosfuri, and Amanda Myers​), Submarine Trademarks

iPhone mark originally filed in Trinidad & Tobago on paper March 2006, by a company called Ocean Telecom that eventually merged w/Apple.  Filed USPTO by Ocean Telecom Sept. 2006 for extension from T&T.  Official announcement by Apple Jan. 2007.  Released June 2007; merger w/Ocean Telecom Sept. 2007. This reflects the submarine strategy: public disclosure is strategically delayed by filing in a foreign jurisdiction w/o online publication and sometimes combined w/use of shell companies. That can then be used to get US priority when filed w/in 6 months under the Paris Convention.

Small but increasing number of mostly tech firms. Used PTO TM dataset to ID TMs 2002-2016 claiming priority from one of 6 jurisdictions that are Paris Convention but don’t publish online register. Also extracted non-submarine filings from companies that use the submarine strategy.  187 unique company names doing submarine filings. Also distinguish filed in own name/filed by shell company; our prediction is the upward trend of filings will continue to increase.  Apple, Google, Zynga, Mattel, T-Mobile, Cisco, Amazon, LG, Bethesda Softworks, Intel, Beats Electronics, Facebook, Instagrams, Nest Labs, Tivo.  Amazon stands out w/shell company filing strategy, but Apple has done it more numerically so far.  Strong trend: class 41, 42 (computer & entertainment services), goods class 9 (computers): usually filed in products & services.  Mattel stands out here as toy company, but has used the strategy for online characters.

Used Google Trends: are submarine TMs associated w/fewer online searches prior to official product announcement/release?  Answer: yes. iPad Air, for example, had zero search intensity until official announcement; the USPTO filing date was after the official product announcement. Compared to regular TMs: the regular marks have much higher search intensity before the announcement date.

Thus submarine TMs do seem to be associated w/more secrecy than regular TMs. More likely to use when TM/product is more valuable; competition for products/names is intense; company pursues a global branding strategy. Various metrics, including: Where you tend to have a lot of refusals and oppositions, companies are more likely to go submarine.  Madrid filing/Madrid filing in China (indicating a global strategy) is positively associated w/submarines b/c they’re worried about squatting in China.

Daniel Hemel (and Lisa Larrimore Ouellette), Governing the Semantic Commons

Semantic space is elastic, but not infinitely or effortlessly so. English speaking consumers can be trained to remember marks like Krasny Oktyabr, but it’s a cognitive stretch. Example: Hagen Dasz.  Tragedy of the semantic commons include costs of proximity: costs arising b/c marks are too close semantically to one another include consumer confusion, reduced incentives to innovate/invest in quality.  Distance also leads to confusion: medication with name too long for expanded Twitter count makes it hard to identify the medication or to figure out what’s the same/different—leads to greater reliance on gatekeepers and greater start-up search costs.  Compare: last French/Italian wine you drank—what was the mark, not the varietal? For non-connoisseurs, it’s hard to remember and we become reliant on people who restrict market access.

Trouble w/TM is not just that semantic space is limited, it’s also that almost any change to TM law that reduces the costs of distance will increase the cost of proximity, and vice versa.  This tradeoff is almost inevitable. Consider geog. limits on TM protection, or higher showing of secondary meaning before recognizing a descriptive term as a mark: that increases ability to approach the other use, but also risks confusion for the people who do cross over geog. lines or who do think there’s a single source.

3 possible escapes from the dilemma: propertization. TMs are relatively weak property rights; assignment in gross doctrine limits alienability/divisibility, making semantic space heavily zoned—you can’t just do whatever you want w/your property. We could remove the zoning and allow property owners to allocate regardless of actual consumer protection, so the single owner could decide, or not, to allow one user in California and one in Iowa, or one user in one category of beer and another user in another category. Demsetzian logic: trust the mark owner.  Trouble is the Merrill/Smith argument about slicing property.  Other marks lose information value when you do this.  You can’t then look at any TM and understand what it represents, and the property owner doesn’t take that externality into account when making decisions for its own benefit.

Could use Pigouvian tax, or subsidize firms that expand the semantic commons.  Target tax benefit for advertising to those who call their product “Smirnoff” instead of “Natural Light.” 

Alternative ID systems: government generated, like SSNs, or bar codes (privately generated) so that you don’t have to remember what you drank before and can just scan the bar code.  There is need for coordination, whether by gov’t or by private systems.  Some health systems use 10-digit identifiers and others use 11-digit, and not all transfer the 10 to 11 in the same way, which is a problem of semantic space but not generally thought of as a TM problem. 

Q: is propertization sensible given the confusion results?

A: We know that land is finite and we’ve still given strong property rights.


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From Ian:

A homicidal Jew-hatred is going viral, again
The culture of suspicion against Jews circulates now in a country that had not participated in the Holocaust, , which did not have ghettos, but where today for a mixture of Thirdworldism, consistent Islamic electoral interests, anti-colonial madness out of maximum time and anti-Zionism practiced by the progressive elites, the English citizens of Jewish origin today no longer feel at ease.

The previous day there was the indictment of an imam of Copenhagen who in a sermon invited the faithful to kill the Jews. The day before there was the reconstruction of the history of the Imam of the Great Mosque in Toulouse, also guilty of having invited the faithful to get rid of the Jews.

Previously, there was a pan-European flotilla of solidarity to Hamas and Gaza which stopped in many Italian ports. Also a law in the Senate of Ireland which sanctions with prison those who import post-1967 Israeli goods.

And then the launch of hundreds of missiles on the Israeli houses in the south. And then the threats of elimination of the Jewish people coming from the spiritual father of Iran, Ali Khamenei.

And we do not stop here, since the last few weeks have seen nothing short of attacks on Jews in the cities of Germany and France.
Watchdog Group Sues US Government to Obtain Records of BDS Groups Under Obama Administration
A conservative watchdog group has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the State Department, Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense over Obama-era records pertaining to anti-Israel BDS groups.

Judicial Watch filed the FOIA lawsuit in order to obtain records from 2015 of groups affiliated with BDS movement, which lobbied “the Obama administration to adopt policies to harm companies doing business with Israel,” the group said in a statement.

The lawsuit occurred “after all three agencies failed to respond to nearly identical April 23, 2018, FOIA requests,” the organization explained.

“Americans deserve to know if the Obama-era agenda of supporting anti-Israel radicals in subverting US law is ongoing,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These entrenched bureaucrats of the Deep State clearly require lawsuits to compel observance of FOIA law.”

The lawsuit states, despite Obama signing the 2015 Trade Enforcement Act, “the Customs and Border Protection Bureau restated the West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirement rules requiring labeling of goods as being from the ‘West Bank,’ despite the fact that it is not a sovereign country,” reported Judicial Watch.

The Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) applauded the move by Judicial Watch.
Israeli Air Force Gets First-Ever Female Squadron Commander
The Israeli Air Force has appointed the first female squadron commander in its 70-year history.

According to Israel’s Channel Two, the commander, who for security reasons is referred to only as “G.,” will be promoted to lieutenant colonel and put charge of the 122nd Squadron, known as “Nachshon.” The squadron is composed of planes specifically geared toward intelligence gathering.

The 34-year-old G. has been active in the Air Force since 2003, and has served in several command positions, including deputy commander of the “Nachshon” Squadron itself.

G. — currently a major — said that she was “happy with the appointment,” which she called “a great privilege alongside a great responsibility.”

“The real work is ahead of me,” she added. “I’m proud to serve in the Air Force.”



Son of Imam Linked to WTC Bombing Kept Children in 'Filthy' Compound, Allegedly Trained Them to Shoot Up Schools
Horrifying details emerged on Wednesday in the case of Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, the son of an imam linked to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, who was arrested in New Mexico on charges of keeping 11 starving children in a filthy compound. According to court documents filed by prosecutors, Wahhaj was training the children to carry out school shootings.

Prosecutors asked the judge to hold Wahhaj without bond for felony child abuse. He is also the subject of an extradition warrant from Georgia on charges of kidnapping his own son from the state in December. His son was not among the starving children rescued from the compound. There are fears the remains of an as-yet unidentified child found at the compound could be Wahhaj’s son.

Prosecutors said on Wednesday that Wahhaj and four accomplices possessed an AR-15 rifle and four pistols with ample ammunition and were training the children to commit school shootings.

Wahhaj’s father, who was born under the name Jeffrey Kearse but now also uses the name “Siraj Wahhaj,” is an imam in New York who was an unindicted co-conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He served as a character witness in the trial of mastermind Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, also known as the “Blind Sheikh.”

The New York Post reported on Monday that the elder Wahhaj is currently the head of the Majid at-Taqwa mosque in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The other defendants in the compound case are the younger Siraj Wahhaj’s wife, his two sisters, and his brother-in-law.








Palestinians celebrate relative's victory in U.S. Congressional race
Sharing smiles and hugs, the extended family of Rashida Tlaib, who is set to become the first Muslim woman to join the US Congress, celebrated her election victory in the courtyard of their West Bank house on Wednesday.

The oldest of 14 children born to a family of Palestinian immigrants, Tlaib is a Detroit native. Her father worked at a Ford Motor Company plant in the city, home of the US car industry, and she became the first Muslim woman elected to the state legislature.

On Tuesday, she won her district's Democratic nomination for Michigan's 13th Congressional district, encompassing parts of Detroit and surrounding suburbs and home to one of the largest Muslim and Arab-American populations in the United States.

Since no one ran in the Republican primary, Tlaib is poised to win the seat.
Nick Cohen: The old left and the new anti-Semitism
Only the handful of Jews who have stuck with the far left believe that now. There are abundent examples of Labour members endorsing racism. The supernatural Jew of Nazi Europe has been reinvented by the left. The Jew is now ‘the Zionist’: the sinister force behind 9/11, the Iraq War, the banking crisis and attacks on the beloved leader.

This sounds like fascism. The convergence between the extremes should not hide the fact that the disgrace of the British Labour party flows from distinctly left-wing sources that threaten the German and wider European left.

The first is failure to come to terms with the crimes of communism. Corbyn was a regular writer for Britain’s communist newspaper, the Morning Star. His chief adviser, the upper-class socialist Seumas Milne, defended the old GDR. The racism on the British left, in its content and tone, dates back to Stalin’s almost forgotten ‘anti-Zionist campaigns,’ at the time of the Slansky trial and ‘doctors’ plot’. I have no doubt that if Corbyn and his allies were Germans, they would be in Die Linke.

There is a second factor. After the fall of communism, the dominant section of the British far left preferred to make common cause with radical Islam or the secular Middle Eastern dictatorships of Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi and Bashar al-Assad than to make their peace with liberal democracy. Anti-Semitic conspiracy theories did them no harm for decades. In Britain, as in Germany, Jews are a tiny minority. The far larger Muslim minority is a key part of Labour’s base now. Although it is a libel to say that all British Muslims are anti-Semitic, it is a statement of fact that the Islamist groups who back Corbyn are reactionary on all questions including Judaism. In any case, because Britain never experienced communism or fascism there is little understanding here about what anti-Semitism is and how dictatorial movements from the Tsarists to Islamic State have used it to attack liberal values.

Let me end with a warning. Labour under Corbyn has avoided the collapse in support that has afflicted social democratic parties across Europe. Corbyn’s acolytes are now telling German social democrats to follow his example. Let the shameful state of the once proudly anti-fascist Labour party stand as a warning to them. They may win more votes. But they will never produce a centre-left politics worth having.
Britain’s Labor Party Is Now the Party of Anti-Semitism
Since the hard-left parliamentarian Jeremy Corbyn became its leader in 2015, the UK’s Labor party has seen near-continuous anti-Semitic outbursts by its members and revelations of Corbyn’s own association with vicious Israel-haters, coupled with several ostensible attempts to set things right which proved to be shams. Most recently, the party has disciplined two MPs for complaining about anti-Semitism. Tamara Berens concludes that this is far more than a passing problem:

Many focus on the question of whether Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite himself. He may or may not be. However, his deliberate actions to reject the Jewish community’s concerns, silence his moderate Labor detractors, and pedal anti-Zionism as central to his political image show that he is more than happy to utilize anti-Semitism for political purposes.

Anti-Zionism—and by extension, giving credence to anti-Semites—is fundamental to the worldview Corbyn has cultivated on his journey to political stardom. For most of his political career, Corbyn was a fringe socialist politician and supporter of the USSR, Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, the Iranian ayatollahs, and the Venezuela of Nicolas Maduro [and Hugo Chavez]. After becoming Labor leader, Jeremy Corbyn toned down some of this support for radical anti-Western groups. Nonetheless, he has consistently maintained his support for anti-Zionist causes. What’s undoubtable is that throughout his career, his ultimate goal has remained the same: rejecting Western values and embracing the alliance between radical socialists and Islamists in a strategic bid to normalize and implement socialism in the UK.

Politically, Corbyn’s strategy is working: according to a recent YouGov poll, 61 percent of the party believes Corbyn is handling accusations of anti-Semitism well. And 80 percent of the party deems him a good leader overall. The events of the past few weeks indicate that the Labor leadership has been able to build on their apparent success to . . . distance themselves from the overwhelmingly Zionist British-Jewish community. This perhaps became most apparent last Friday, when Jeremy Corbyn published another article in the Guardian disregarding his part in normalizing anti-Semitism in the party. The piece came out at 5:00pm, when the majority of Jews in the country were busy preparing for the Sabbath.


Jeremy Corbyn and the 9/11 Conspiracy Theories of a “Very Honoured Citizen”
In one of his bids to escape the antisemitism crisis engulfing the Labour party, last Friday Jeremy Corbyn offered this line in The Guardian:

Labour staff have seen examples of Holocaust denial, crude stereotypes of Jewish bankers, conspiracy theories blaming 9/11 on Israel, and even one individual who appeared to believe that Hitler had been misunderstood.

Mr Corbyn should know all about 9/11 conspiracy bunkum. He has been an enthusiastic champion of Raed Salah, one of the notable peddlers.

Raed Salah is the leader of the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. It is close to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Salah visited the UK in 2011, planning to speak alongside MPs as part of his tour, including Mr Corbyn.
UK Labour MP under fire for accusing Israel of ‘genocide’ in Gaza in 2012
A senior lawmaker in the British Labour party has come under fire after a 2012 video surfaced that saw him claiming Israel was attempting to commit “genocide” against the Palestinians.

The opposition party, which has been mired in an ongoing anti-Semitism scandal, defended John McDonnell after the clip was published by the Daily Telegraph.

McDonnell is the UK’s shadow chancellor of the exchequer, having been appointed to the post in 2015 by Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has been repeatedly been accused of being soft on anti-Semitism among his party members.

In the video, taken in November 2012 during a round of violence between Israel and terror groups in the Gaza Strip known as Operation Pillar of Defense, McDonnell said: “Nobody can speak without expressing some form of solidarity with the people of Gaza … as the children are murdered and the bombs are flying from Israel.”

“I think it’s absolutely critical now that we use every platform we can to expose what’s going on, which is effectively an attempt at genocide against the Palestinians,” he charged at a far-left rally organized by the Unite the Resistance organization.
Extremist-Linked Assad Fan Lord Sheikh and His Zionist-Bashing Group
Sheikh is on the record publicly praising the controversial group the Al Muntada Trust. The group faced scrutiny after fears were raised that its funds had ended up with Boko Haram extremists. It has been linked to a series of anti-Semitic, homophobic and extremist preachers. In the video above, Lord Sheikh calls the group “marvellous”…

Then there is Lord Sheikh’s praise for the East London Mosque. Sheikh said:

“I would certainly commend the Mosque and Centre: not only do you provide a place of worship, but you provide a holistic service and more importantly the empowerment for women.”

Once again, the East London Mosque has well-known and established links to a series of misogynistic and homophobic speakers.

It gets worse. Lord Sheikh has links to the hugely controversial Interal charity, which was investigated by the Charity Commission over its links to Hamas.
Birthright co-founder: Don't criticize Israel on our nickel
Birthright Israel co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Charles Bronfman said on Wednesday that young Jews are free to criticize Israel, but not while enjoying a free trip, JTA reported.

“If people want to call Israel names and say bad things about the country, they certainly have the right to free speech. But they don’t have the right to do it on our nickel,” he was quoted as having told Haaretz in an interview.

His comments came after at least two groups of American Jews visiting Israel on the 10-day trip left the tour to join leftists groups on visits to Palestinian Arabs. The walk-offs reportedly were encouraged by the leftist American-Jewish group IfNotNow.

The young Jews who walked off the trip and some others who remain on them are critical of what they say is Birthright’s failure to deal with Israel’s alleged “occupation” of Judea and Samaria. Some have complained that maps handed out to participants do not draw a proper distinction between Israel and Judea and Samaria.

Bronfman said in his interview with Haaretz that participants on Birthright can extend their trip and join any kind of group they want or travel on their own to areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority.

“If they want to go to the West Bank or Gaza, they are certainly free to go,” he was quoted as having told Haaretz.

“What is not fair is making a big tzimmes while the trip is on. Frankly, I just don’t think that is fair to their fellow participants,” added Bronfman.
Another Jump the Shark Moment from JVP
The latest email from Jewish Voice for Peace's Deputy Directory Stefanie Fox may be a jump the shark moment for the anti-Israel group. The subject line reads "Why is the ADL training ICE in Israel?" Maybe Stefanie is secretly hoping you don't bother to read the rest of her offering. (Spoiler alert: they aren't)

Stephanie claims ICE has been learning techniques and tools from the Israeli military. She doesn't care if Peter Edge was in Israel studying cyber-security or attempting to learn from Israel's remarkable sucess at curtailing human trafficking. If it involves Israel, it must be made to be nefarious. Stefanie Fox spews typical JVP vitriole: "The real-world results of these trips have been Israeli & US officials sharing “worst practices” -- deportation and detention, shoot-to-kill policies, massive spying and surveillance -- that have become the go-to policies of agencies like ICE."

Why the hyperbole? Because 3 years ago, during the Obama administration the Deputy Associate Director of Homeland Security Investigations, one man, Peter Edge joined a delegation to Israel sponsored by the ADL.
American Association of University Professors: Don’t boycott the anti-Israel academic boycotters
But if you uphold the right to boycott, you necessarily need to uphold the right to counter-boycott.

The problem with this is that AAUP upholds the right to boycott, but only on one side. Substantively it opposes both the boycott and counter-boycott, but procedurally it upholds only the right of the boycotters.

AAUP also sent a letter to Israel regarding Israel’s denial of entry to Columbia Law Professor Katherine Franke, an academic boycott supporter.

Additionally, AAUP’s Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure sent a letter to the Israeli government in regard to the interrogation, subsequent expulsion, and apparent banning from Israel of Columbia Law School Professor Katherine Franke over her supporter of the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) movement in April. The letter urges the government of Israel to “reconsider your immigration officer’s decision and to revoke any further ban on Professor Franke’s entry for purposes of collaborative academic and scholarly work in Israel.”

Again, AAUP upholds Professor Franke’s right to boycott Israel and Israelis, but does not uphold the reverse. It does not matter that it is the Israeli government boycotting Professor Franke, since the BDS movement regularly seeks to impose government boycotts of Israel. So governmental power is used by both sides.

By turning academia into war by other means, the anti-Israel academic boycotters invited relatiatory boycotts. By affirming the rights of the boycotters to boycott Israel, but rejecting the right of Israel and supporters of Israel to counter-boycott, AAUP is not consistent or principled.
Legal action taken against first BDS motion by Latin American municipality
An organization of Chilean-Israelis has filed a legal action against the municipal council of the Chilean city of Valdivia and its mayor, which recently approved the first municipal BDS motion in Latin America. BDS refers to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement targeting Israel.

The Chilean Community of Israel (CCHIL) organization sent a letter on July 30 to the Chilean state comptroller arguing that the motion contravenes Chilean law, that a municipal council has no jurisdiction to take such actions and that the mayor has overstepped his legal authority by advancing and signing the motion.

In Spain, dozens of municipal authorities have adopted BDS motions against Israel prompted by the pro-Palestinian advocacy of the left-wing populist Podemos Party.

Anti-BDS activists are now concerned that this phenomenon could spread to Latin America, and the legal motion to the Chilean state comptroller is an effort to try and stop it in its tracks.

The ACOM organization in Spain has successfully sued 33 local municipal authorities out of at least 100 that approved BDS motions. It is hoped that the widespread adoption of such measures can be avoided in Chile and the broader region.

Indeed, the Valdivia municipal decree itself, passed in June, references the BDS motions in Spanish cities, saying that its own measure was following in those footsteps.
Anti-Semitism Soars on U.S. College Campuses
Anti-Semitic incidents on U.S. college campuses have continued to grow in 2018, with at least 384 recorded incidents in the first half of this year, according to a new report showing the number of genocidal expressions towards Jewish hit new highs on campuses across the United States.

A new report by released Wednesday by pro-Israel organization the AMCHA Initiative, a group that tracks anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity on college campuses, shows that much of the anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses is the result of activity by anti-Israel activists who promote imagery such as swastikas and tropes calling for the destruction of the Jewish people, according to the report.

Genocidal expression, such as images and language promoting the killing of Jews and destruction of Israel, "rose dramatically" over the past years, with at least 75 percent of such incidents "involving classic anti-Semitism" and "genocidal expression," according to the report. The number of such incidents appear to have dropped slightly from 2017 to the first part of 2018, the report notes.

Most notably, according to the report, "Israel-related incidents were significantly more likely to contribute to a hostile campus," the report found.

The AMCHA report puts figures to a range of anecdotal and reported conflicts on college campuses across the United States, where anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity continues to flourish. Pro-Palestinian campus activists continue to aggressively silence those in the Jewish community and foster an unsafe environment for many Jewish students.
Christian Science Monitor Highlights Benefits of Jewish Sovereignty
One underlying message that modern mass media offers about Israel is that Jewish power and sovereignty in the land of Israel is a threat or obstacle to the welfare of people living in the Middle East. This dishonest narrative, which fits the agenda of authoritarian regimes and de-stabilizing political movements that use anti-Zionism as a unifying political agenda, infects much, if not most of the media coverage of the Jewish state. This “blame-Israel” narrative is so ubiquitous that it comes as a shock when a news outlet gets it right and portrays Israel as a force for good in the Middle East. But it does happen.

It happened in an article published on July 11, 2018 in the online edition of The Christian Science Monitor and reprised in the July 30, 2018 issue of The Christian Science Monitor Weekly.

The article, titled “Syrian war comes to Israel’s doorstep, brings swirl of changing attitudes,” was written by Dina Kraft. In the article, Kraft recounts how 10,000 people fleeing from Syrian Civil War have come to rely on Israel for their welfare and safety. They have gathered near Syria’s border with Israel because of the protection the Jewish state affords them under “Operation Good Neighbor.” The program provides food, fuel, medical supplies and in some instances medical treatment to people living in villages near Israel. As a result of the program, “[s]ome 5,000 Syrians have been treated in Israeli hospitals,” Kraft reported.

These acts of kindness have changed how many Syrians view the Jewish state, the article indicates.
BBC double standards in reporting social media incitement evident again
In April of this year the BBC News website’s domestic pages reported the sentencing of a Salford man previously found guilty of “encouragement of terrorism”.

“Muslim convert Adam Wyatt, 48, admitted disseminating a terrorist publication that said “Britain must atone for its sins in Palestine” and posting on social media that jihad was an obligation for all Muslims.”

The following month the website reported the sentencing of a man from Sunderland who had previously pleaded guilty to similar offences.

“A shopkeeper who tweeted support for Islamic State (IS) and called for “death to Shias” has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Mohammed Zahir Khan, of Nora Street, Sunderland, had admitted encouraging terrorism, dissemination of a terror publication and stirring up religious hatred.”


Unsurprisingly, the BBC did not send a reporter to interview either of those men before they were sentenced. Neither did it promote the notion that they were put on trial because of their identity to millions of audience members or portray either of their cases as being about “free speech”.

However, when an Israeli-Arab woman was sentenced to five months in prison after having been convicted of incitement to violence in her poems and social media posts, the BBC News website amplified her claims of political persecution in a July 31st report titled “Dareen Tatour: Israeli Arab poet sentenced for incitement“.
Shocking documentary shows how Sweden’s ruling leftist party ‘helped’ Nazi Germany
A shocking documentary about Sweden’s ruling Social Democratic Party, shows how the leftist party ‘inspired and helped’ Nazi Germany.

The documentary, produced by the party’s right-wing opponent, the Sweden Democrats, was removed by YouTube yesterday in an act of censorship.

But after a backlash it is now visible again on the social media channel of broadcaster Samtiden Dokumentär.

Ironically the documentary starts with the leader of the leftist Social Democratic Party, Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven, telling how the right-wing Social Democrats historically have Nazi roots.

But now the Sweden Democrats are hitting back and have produced this documentary to tell the truth about their leftist opponents.

And it is revealing as it shows that the Swedish Social Democrats inspired Nazi Germany on the issue of Eugenics or “ethnic cleansing”.
Jewish couple in Belgium targeted with death threats
A Jewish woman living in Belgium said her family has been targeted with anti-Semitic abuse since one of their neighbors discovered they were Jews.

The woman, identified only as Nicole, 43, in an article published last month by the La Meuse regional daily about her ordeal, had been living for over two years in Marchienne-au-Pont, a suburb of Charleroi 30 miles south of Brussels, without incident, according to the report.

But this summer, the report said, she and her family have been targeted in a campaign of harassment that has featured written death threats stuffed into their mailbox and the scrawling of anti-Semitic graffiti on their front door.

“We are too afraid to leave our home since this started,” Nicole, a Chile native, was quoted as telling the newspaper. “Several people discovered we’re Jewish and ever since we’ve been getting death threats.” One letter addressed to Nicole called her a “dirty whore” and other insults.

The couple have filed several complaints with police but no suspects have been brought in.
Mayoral candidate: Questioning Holocaust isn't anti-Semitism
A self-proclaimed Holocaust revisionist is planning a run for mayor of Hilton Head, South Carolina, but says his beliefs will not impact his local anti-development platform.

Michael Santomauro, 59, filed papers to enter the race on Monday, according to the Island Packet.

Santomauro, who founded a roommate-matching service, made headlines in New York City in 2003 when subscribers to his service received a stream of emails spreading his beliefs denying historical accounts of the Holocaust.

In 2004, protesters surrounded his home and chanted “evict the Nazi.” He told the New York Post then that the Nazi label is “totally inaccurate.” He told the Island Packet this week that the protesters were “part of a domestic terrorism group.”

In 2011, Santomauro urged his child’s school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side to acquire the book “Debating the Holocaust: A New Look at Both Sides.” The book collects essays denying key aspects of Holocaust history, including the death toll, the accounts of survivors, the physical evidence found at death camps and the feasibility of the methods the Nazis used to carry out mass murder. Santomauro runs American operations for a publisher of e-books dedicated to Holocaust denial.
Germany lifts ban on Nazi symbols in video games
Computer and video games can include swastikas and other Nazi symbols, a German industry body said Thursday, after a heated debate over the “Wolfenstein” franchise in which gamers battle Third Reich forces.

The game was previously deemed to have fallen foul of the German criminal code, which bars any depiction of so-called “anti-constitutional” symbols, including Nazi swastikas.

Accordingly in “Wolfenstein II,” images of Adolf Hitler were doctored to remove his mustache and the swastika in the Nazi flag was replaced with a triangular symbol.

This sparked an uproar in the gaming community, prompting calls for games to be treated like films.

Because movies are deemed works of art, they are exempt from the ban, similar to material used in research, historical or scientific purposes.

Films set in the World War II-era, for instance, are allowed to be screened in Germany with Nazi symbols.
Curator of Elie Wiesel Museum Welcomes Global Outpouring of Support, as Romanian Police Arrest Vandalism Suspect
In the wake of this past weekend’s vandalism incident at the childhood home of the late Holocaust survivor and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel in Romania, there has been an outpouring of solidarity from across the globe, the curator of the museum at the site told The Algemeiner on Wednesday.

Alina Marincean said the incident — in which antisemitic graffiti was scrawled on the home — came as a surprise to both museum staff members and local residents in the city of Sighetu Marmatiei, located in northwestern Romania near the border with Ukraine.

“Nothing of this sort ever happened to us and we are organizing yearly public events with a great impact on the local and regional community,” she noted.

Following the discovery of the graffiti on Saturday, Marincean recalled, “I spent the whole next day responding to emails and answering calls from friends, visitors, people I know from around the world from Finland to South America, Israel and the US, people who expressed their concern and also support.”

“There were also visits at the museum from politicians and intellectuals from Romania who wanted to point out the importance of this place that keeps Elie Wiesel’s work and memory alive, as well as the memory of all those 38,000 Jews who never returned to their homes after May 1944,” she added.
Patented Israeli Laser Technology Could be Used to Fight Forest Fires Across the World
Texas, Oregon, Florida, New Jersey, as well as Canada, Greece, India, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK are among other areas battling massive forest fires, a phenomenon experts expect will only increase due to climate change.

It was the massive forest fires in Israel over the past several years that gave electro-optics physicist Daniel Leigh the idea of using algorithm-controlled laser beams from helicopters or trucks to zap leaves, thin branches and pine needles off treetops in the path of fire. The flames are forced downward, where they can be more easily controlled by conventional methods.

Leigh explains that leafy treetops provide a highly combustible smorgasbord for hungry forest fires. Fanned by extreme wind and weather conditions, a forest fire that rises to the treetops spreads out of control in the blink of an eye.

When Leigh shared his idea with ecologist Zvika Avni, former chief of the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) Forestry Department, Avni agreed to be the ecology and the wildfire fighting specialist for Leigh’s startup, Fighting Treetop Fire (FTF).
Swedish Christian Zionists to sail to Israel
Following Swedish pro-Hamas operatives’ failed attempt to reach Gaza by sea, a Christian supporter of Israel from Sweden announced he would take dozens of pro-Zionists to Israel on his yacht.

Stefan Abrahamsson today announced on Facebook that his yacht, Elida, will set sail from Sweden on Aug. 25 to Israel to show solidarity with the Jewish State and Middle East Christians.

“We want to break the silence of the severe persecution and cleansing of the Christian population that is taking place in this region,” he wrote. “As the only democracy in the Middle East amid ​​dictatorships, Israel welcomes us on this show of solidarity with human rights, freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and fundamental democratic values. In turn, we are taking a stand for the values ​​that Israel stands for.”

Abrahamsson wrote that on Aug. 24 he will organize a sendoff party at the Gothenburg marina from which his yacht, carrying about 40 activists, will set sail for Herzliya, Israel. The Elida is expected to reach Israel in October and dock there for several weeks. The sendoff will feature a discussion on “precisely these important issues,” he wrote. Lars Adaktusson, a lawmaker from Sweden in the European Parliament, is scheduled to speak at the event.
Israeli runner Lonah Chemtai Salpeter wins gold at European Championships
Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter won the women’s 10,000-meter run at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin Wednesday, completing the race in 31 minutes, 43.29 seconds.

Israeli-Kenyan Salpeter came 9 full seconds ahead of Susan Krumins of the Netherlands, winning the gold medal. Sweden’s Meraf Bahta came third.

The 29-year-old became the first Israeli to be crowned European champion.

“I still don’t believe it,” she said afterwards. “I’m really happy. I dreamed of this, but I didn’t believe it happened.”

Salpeter will receive a grant of NIS 40,000 (some $11,000) from Israeli sports authorities for her win.

Born in Kenya, she first came to Israel in 2008, working as a caretaker at Kenya’s embassy in Tel Aviv. While running at a Herzliya park, she was noticed by running coach Moti Mizrahi, who suggested she train professionally.
2.4 million tourists came to Israel so far in 2018, ministry says
Israel’s Ministry of Tourism has announced that 2.4 million tourists have visited Israel since the beginning of 2018, a 17% increase in tourists for the same period in 2017.

Citing findings from Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the ministry said in a statement that the number of tourists is 46 percent more than in 2016, almost double the number of tourists that entered during the same period that year.

According to the ministry, 293,400 tourists entered Israel during July 2018 alone, which is around eight percent more tourists than in July 2017.

Over 250,000 tourists came by air, the release said, an 8.8% increase compared to July 2017. 26,200 of them came through land crossings into Israel, a 3.1% increase compared to that month the year before. (Israel only has land border crossings with Egypt and Jordan.)

“Month after month, we are witnessing new achievements and record highs in incoming tourism,” Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin (Likud) said in a statement. “I am pleased that, in the last month, we have also seen an impressive rise in incoming tourism... the tourism industry continues to be a significant factor in making exceptional impact and contributions to the Israeli economy and workforce.”

Levin also praised the ministry’s marketing initiatives and “innovative activities… Together with the incentives for airlines and investments in infrastructure,” for contributing to the rise in tourism.
2,200-Year-Old Earring Found in Jerusalem Excavation Sheds Light on Hellenistic Period in Judea
A 2,200-year-old golden earring was discovered at the City of David’s archaeological excavation just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, shedding light on life in the city after it was conquered by the Greeks.

The rare artifact depicts a finely-crafted head of a horned animal and delicate filigree work, and is believed to date back to the second or third century BCE, a period during which the Temple was the center of Jewish life, but the region was controlled by the Greeks and a significant percentage of the Jewish populace was influenced by Greek culture and beliefs.

During the time period the earring is believed to be connected to, Judea was a semi-autonomous Hellenistic vassal first under the rule of Ptolemaic Egypt from 301 to 198 BCE, and then under the Seleucid Empire, after Antiochus III conquered Jerusalem. Shortly afterwards, Jews who were not Hellenized ultimately took part in the Maccabean Revolt of 167 BCE, which is commemorated in the Hanukkah story.

According to Professor Yuval Gadot of Tel Aviv University, co-director of the Givati Parking Lot excavation, the find is the first earring discovered in Jerusalem from the Hellenistic period, found in an early-Hellenistic period building deep inside the dig.



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This research is a joint effort of Christiaan Beek, lead scientist & sr. principal engineer at McAfee, and Jay Rosenberg, senior security researcher at Intezer, and can be found in the McAfee Labs blog as well.

Attacks from the online groups Lazarus, Silent Chollima, Group 123, Hidden Cobra, DarkSeoul, Blockbuster, Operation Troy, and 10 Days of Rain are believed to have come from North Korea. But how can we know with certainty? And what connection does a DDoS and disk-wiping attack from July 4, 2009, have with WannaCry, one of the largest cyberattacks in the history of the cyber sphere?

From the Mydoom variant Brambul to the more recent Fallchill, WannaCry, and the targeting of cryptocurrency exchanges, we see a distinct timeline of attacks beginning from the moment North Korea entered the world stage as a significant threat actor.

Bad actors have a tendency to unwittingly leave fingerprints on their attacks, allowing researchers to connect the dots between them. North Korean actors have left many of these clues in their wake and throughout the evolution of their malware arsenal.

This post reflects months of research; in it we will highlight our code analysis illustrating key similarities between samples attributed to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, a shared networking infrastructure, and other revealing data hidden within the binaries. Together these puzzle pieces show the connections between the many attacks attributed to North Korea and categorize different tools used by specific teams of their cyber army.

Valuable context

This article is too short to dig deeply into the history, politics, and economic changes of recent years. Nonetheless, we must highlight some events to put past and present cyber events into perspective.
The DPRK, like any country, wants to be as self-sufficient and independent as possible. However, for products such as oil, food, and foreign currency for trading, the country lacks resources and has to find ways of acquiring them. What can a nation do when legal international economics are denied? To survive, it must gain foreign currency for trading. One of the oldest ways to do this is to join the worlds of gambling (casinos) and drugs. In 2005, the United States wanted to shut down North Korean enterprises involved in illegal operations. They investigated a couple of banks in Asia that seemed to have ties with North Korea and operated as money laundering sites. One bank in particular is controlled by a billionaire gambling mogul who started a casino in Pyongyang and has close ties to Pyongyang. That bank, based in Macau, came back into the picture during an attack on the SWIFT financial system of a bank in Vietnam in 2015. The Macau bank was listed twice in the malware’s code as a recipient of stolen funds:

 SWIFT code in malware.

Code reuse

There are many reasons to reuse malware code, which is very common in the world of cybercrime. If we take an average ransomware campaign, for example, once the campaign becomes less successful, actors often change some of basics such as using a different packer to bypass defenses. With targeted campaigns, an adversary must keep its tools undetected for as long as possible. By identifying reused code, we gain valuable insights about the “ancestral relations” to known threat actors or other campaigns. Our research was heavily focused on this type of analysis.

In our years of investigating cyber threats, we have seen the DPRK conduct multiple cyber campaigns. In North Korea, hackers’ skills determine which cyber units they work for. We are aware two major focuses of DPRK campaigns: one to raise money, and one to pursue nationalist aims. The first workforce gathers money for the nation, even if that means committing cybercrime to hack into financial institutions, hijack gambling sessions, or sell pirated and cracked software. Unit 180 is responsible for illegally gaining foreign currency using hacking techniques. The second workforce operates larger campaigns motivated by nationalism, gathering intelligence from other nations, and in some cases disrupting rival states and military targets. Most of these actions are executed by Unit 121.

We focused in our research on the larger-scale nationalism-motivated campaigns, in which we discovered many overlaps in code reuse. We are highly confident that nation-state–sponsored groups were active in these efforts.

Timeline

We created a timeline of most of the malware samples and noticeable campaigns that we examined. We used primarily open-source blogs and papers to build this timeline and used the malware artifacts as a starting point of our research.


Timeline of malware and campaigns.

Analysis and observations

Similarities

During our research, we found many malware family names that are believed to be associated with North Korea’s cyber operations. To better understand this threat actor and the similarities between the campaigns, we have used Intezer’s code similarity detection engine to plot the links between a vast number of these malware families.

The following graph presents a high-level overview of these relations. Each node represents a malware family or a hacking tool (“Brambul,” “Fallchill,” etc.) and each line presents a code similarity between two families. A thicker line correlates to a stronger similarity. In defining similarities, we take into account only unique code connections, and disregard common code or libraries. This definition holds both for this graph and our entire research.

We can easily see a significant amount of code similarities between almost every one of the attacks associated with North Korea. Our research included thousands of samples, mostly unclassified or uncategorized. This graph was plotted using a dataset of only several hundred samples, so there might be more connections than displayed here.

Deep technical analysis

During our research, we came across many code similarities between North Korean binaries that had not been seen before. Some of these attacks and malware have not been linked to one another, at least publicly. We will showcase four examples of reused code that has been seen only in malware attributed to North Korea.

1. Common SMB module

The first code example appeared in the server message block (SMB) module of WannaCry in 2017, Mydoom in 2009, Joanap, and DeltaAlfa. Further shared code across these families is an AES library from CodeProject. These attacks have been attributed to Lazarus; that means the group has reused code from at least 2009 to 2017.

Code overlap of a MYDOOM sample

In the next screenshots we highlight the exact code block that reflects the SMB module we found in campaigns other than WannaCry and Mydoom.

An SMB module common to several attacks.

A lot has been written about WannaCry. As we analyze the code against our databases, we can draw the following overview:

WannaCry code comparison overview.
For our research we compared the three major variants of WannaCry. An early release, called a beta, from February 2017, one from April, and the infamous one that hit the world in May.

2. Common file mapping 

The second example demonstrates code responsible for mapping a file and using the XOR key 0xDEADBEEF on the first four bytes of the file. This code has appeared in the malware families NavRAT and Gold Dragon, plus a certain DLL from the South Korean gambling hacking campaign. These three RATs are thought to be affiliated with North Korea’s Group 123. NavRAT and the gambling DLL share more code, making them closer variants.

Code overlap in a NavRAT sample

3. Unique net share

The third example, responsible for launching a cmd.exe with a net share, has been seen in 2009’s Brambul, also known as SierraBravo, as well as KorDllBot in 2011. These malware families are also attributed to the Lazarus group.

Code overlap of a SierraBravo (Brambul) sample.

A code block reused in the malware families Brambul/SierraBravo and KorDllBot.

4. Operation Dark Hotel

In 2014, Kaspersky reported a more than seven-year campaign against Asian hotels, in which the adversaries used an arsenal of tools to break into the computers of hotel visitors. Zero days and control servers were used, along with the malware family Tapaoux, or DarkHotel, according to the report.

While we examined the DPRK samples, we noticed a hit with the Dark Hotel samples in our collections. By going through the code, we noticed several pieces of code overlap and reuse, for example, with samples from Operation Troy.

Figure 11: Code overlap in a Dark Hotel sample.

Identifying a group

By applying what we learned from our comparisons and code-block identifications, we uncovered possible new links between malware families and the groups using them.

With the different pieces of malware we have analyzed, we can illustrate the code reuse and sharing between the groups known to be affiliated with North Korea.

Groups and families linked by code reuse.

The malware attributed to the group Lazarus has code connections that link many of the malware families spotted over the years. Lazarus is a collective name for many DPRK cyber operations, and we clearly see links between malware families used in different campaigns.

The malware (NavRAT, gambling, and Gold Dragon) possibly created by Group 123 are connected to each other but are separate from those used by Lazarus. Although these are different units focusing on different areas, there seems to be a parallel structure in which they collaborate during certain campaigns.

MITRE ATT&CK

From our research of these malware samples, we can identify the following techniques used by the malware families:

When we zoom in on the Discovery category in the MITRE model, for example, we notice that the techniques are typical for first-stage dropper malware. The adversary drops these samples on victims’ machines and collects information on where they landed in the victims’ networks and which user/access rights they gained.

In 2018, we saw examples of campaigns in which attackers used PowerShell to download and execute these droppers. Once information has been sent to a control server, the adversary determines the next steps, which often include installing a remote access tool to enable lateral movement on the network and pursue the goals of the campaign.

Final words

Security vendors and researchers often use different names when speaking about the same malware, group, or attack. This habit makes it challenging to group all the malware and campaigns. By taking a scientific approach, such as looking for code reuse, we can categorize our findings. We believe our research will help the security community organize the current “mess” we face in relation to North Korean malware and campaigns.

We clearly saw a lot of code reuse over the many years of cyber campaigns we examined. This indicates the North Koreans have groups with different skills and tools that execute their focused parts of cyber operations while also working in parallel when large campaigns require a mix of skills and tools.

We found our months of research, data gathering, and analysis very satisfying. By combining our skills, data, and technology, we were able to draw connections and reveal links that we had not seen before. The cybersecurity industry would greatly benefit from more collaboration and sharing of information, and we hope that this effort between McAfee and Intezer will inspire the community to work together more often.

The authors thank Costin Raiu for providing them with samples they did not have in their collections.

Sources

Glenn Simpson, Gordon Fairclough, and Jay Solomon, “U.S. Probes Banks’ North Korea Ties.” Wall Street Journal, last updated September 8, 2005.

Christiaan Beek, “Attacks on SWIFT Banking system benefit from insider knowledge.” https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/attacks-swift-banking-system-benefit-insider-knowledge/

Atif Mushtaq, “DDOS Madness Continued…” https://www.fireeye.com/blog/threat-research/2009/07/ddos-madness-climax.html

Ryan Sherstobitoff and Jessica Saavedra-Morales, “Gold Dragon Widens Olympics Malware Attacks, Gains Permanent Presence on Victims’ Systems.” https://securingtomorrow.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/gold-dragon-widens-olympics-malware-attacks-gains-permanent-presence-on-victims-systems/

Alex Drozhzhin, “Darkhotel: a spy campaign in luxury Asian hotels.” https://www.kaspersky.com/blog/darkhotel-apt/6613/

Warren Mercer, Paul Rascagneres, and Jungsoo An, “NavRAT Uses US-North Korea Summit As Decoy For Attacks In South Korea.” https://blog.talosintelligence.com/2018/05/navrat.html

Sergei Shevchenko and Adrian Nish, “Cyber Heist Attribution.” https://baesystemsai.blogspot.com/2016/05/cyber-heist-attribution.html

Mydoom code reuse report. https://analyze.intezer.com/#/analyses/113ba80f-1680-43d7-b287-cc62f3740fad

NavRAT code reuse report. https://analyze.intezer.com/#/analyses/4f19fd5a-a898-4fdf-96c9-d3a4aad817cb

SierraBravo code reuse report. https://analyze.intezer.com/#/analyses/8da8104e-56e4-49fd-ba24-82978bc1610c

Dark Hotel code reuse report. https://analyze.intezer.com/#/analyses/c034e0fe-7825-4f6d-b092-7c5ee693aff4

Kang Jang-ho, “A foreign currency earned with a virtual currency … What is the life of a North Korean hacker?” http://m.mtn.co.kr/news/news_view.php?mmn_idx=2018062517065863930#_enliple

Awesome work by the team responsible for the “Operation Blockbuster” report.
https://www.operationblockbuster.com/resources/

By Jay Rosenberg and Christiaan Beek

About the Authors

Jay Rosenberg, senior security researcher at Intezer Labs, leads the research behind Intezer’s code reuse detection technology. From the young age of 12, he began programming and reverse engineering. He has spoken at various conferences internationally, identified new threats, and published his threat intelligence research on some of the largest cyber attacks.

Christiaan Beek, lead scientist & sr. principal engineer is part of Mcafee’s Office of the CTO leading strategic threat intelligence research within Mcafee. He coordinates and leads passionately the research in advanced attacks, plays a key-role in cyberattack take-down operations and participates in the NoMoreRansom project. In previous roles, Beek was Director of Threat Intelligence in McAfee Labs and Director of Incident Response and Forensics at Foundstone, McAfee’s forensic services arm. At Foundstone, he led a team of forensic specialists in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa during major breaches. Beek develops threat intelligence strategy, designs threat intelligence systems, performs malware and forensic analysis, pentesting and coaches security teams around the globe. He is a passionate cybercrime specialist who has developed training courses, workshops, and presentations. He speaks regularly at conferences, including BlackHat, RSA, BlueHat and Botconf. Besides conferences, he is also frequently teaching at universities, Police Academies and public schools to recruit, mentor and train the next generation of cyber-security specialists. Beek contributed to the best-selling security book “Hacking Exposed.” and has two patents pending.


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Эндемик японских островов Хонсю и Кюсю — японский сероу — животное с весьма необычной внешностью. Гладя на него невольно вспоминается детская сказка о волке и козе. Именно на этих млекопитающих одновременно похож японский сероу: окрас, как у волка и рога, как у козы.

Японский серау включает два подвида, один из них, С. с. crispus, обитает в Японии, другой, С. с. Swinhoei,— на Тайване.

Японский серау мельче суматранского, шерсть его гуще и мохнатее, хвост более пушистый, но у него нет такой большой гривы, как у суматранского серау. Цвет — от черно-серого до рыже-бурого с почти белой нижней поверхностью тела и белыми отметинами на ногах, горле и морде. И у самцов, и у самок короткие загнутые рожки.

 

В прежние времена серау существовал почти везде в горных лесных районах японских островов Хонсю, Сикоку и Кюсю, но теперь он остался только в горах Хонсю (исключая округ Чугоку) и Кюсю (в незначительном количестве).

Уничтожение лесов, усилившееся во второй половине прошлого века, намного сократило ареал этого лесного животного.

 

По свидетельству Нагамичи Курода, мясо се-рау гораздо вкуснее, чем мясо пятнистого оленя; из шкуры его делают ковры. Охотились на это животное непрерывно, и к 1924 г. оно уже было основательно истреблено. В тот год серау был объявлен особым памятником природы, что полностью ограждало его от истребления. Позднее специально для охраны серау было учреждено несколько резерватов. Эти меры оказались эффективными, и численность восстановилась до 1500 особей.

 

 

 

 

Японский сероу не может похвастаться большими размерами. Его вес всего 35-38 кг при росте в плечах от 60 до 90 см (в среднем 70 см), хотя некоторые взрослые особи иногда и умудряются «потяжелеть» до 130 кг. При этом самцы лишь не намного больше самок. Окрас у этих представителей семейства полорогих может быть чисто черным, сероватым, темно-коричневым или с белыми пятнами на спине.

 

Рога носят и самцы, и самки, только у первых они чуть больше — до 10 см в длину и около трех в основании. У самок 4-6-сантиметровые тоненькие рожки. Интересно, что возраст представителя любого пола можно легко узнать по числу колец на его рогах. Только в первую зиму у животного образуется не колечко, а просто небольшое утолщение. А вот во вторую зиму, т.е. в возрасте около полутора лет, сероу обзаводятся своим первым четким годовым кольцом.

 

 

 

 

Кроме годовых колец на рогах можно увидеть и дополнительные. Не стоит думать, что перед вами настоящее древнее животное. Просто присмотритесь повнимательнее: годовые кольца имеют очень хорошо заметный край, по сравнению с которым края дополнительных колечек кажутся немного затушеванными. Иногда у старых животных стерты кончики рожек, однако кольцо второй зимы всегда остается целым.


Японские сероу всю свою взрослую жизнь проводят в гордом одиночестве, питаясь желудями, листьями японского кипариса и туи. Только в период гона, который проходит у них с сентября по ноябрь, они собираются в пары, да еще зимой, чтобы веселей было ожидать прихода тепла, могут создавать небольшие группы.



 


Активны утром и вечером, все остальное время предпочитают отдыхать в тени деревьев. Чаще всего встречаются у верхней границы леса и недалеко от кустарниковых зарослей. Увереннее чувствуют себя рядом с многочисленными скальными выходами.


Самки стараются рожать детенышей в укрытии. Обычно на свет появляется всего один малыш, хотя очень редко у него может быть братик или сестричка. Половой зрелости японские сероу достигают в 2,5 года, а максимальная продолжительность жизни едва превышает 10-12 лет. Из-за хищников и болезней в дикой природе они живут в два раза меньше — не более 5 лет.


 

Японские сероу очень редкие животные. Они обитают исключительно на Японских островах, да и то только на Хонсю и Кюсю, хотя раньше встречались по всех горных районах Японии. Уничтожение лесов, особенно интенсивное в первой половине прошлого века, практически оставило сероу без жилья.


До 1924 года на этих копытных охотились ради мяса и шкуры, что поставило их на грань исчезновения. Однако тогда же правительство Японии объявило сероу особым памятником природы. Для них были созданы специальные резерваты, что помогло увеличить их численность до 1500 особей.







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This is not a here's-something-to-think-about blog post; it's a why-hasn't-she-been-posting-anything blog post. Just so you know going in.

Store-bought stories (yes, still) 

In between other things, I've been working towards finishing the book of essays I started writing almost ten years ago about how we don't tell everyday stories as much as we used to. Its working title is (still) Store-Bought Stories: Essays on the Interplay between Commercial and Conversational Storytelling. It will include the fifteen or so essays I've already written on this blog on the topic, plus a few more I'm working on now.

I originally thought the essay on The Neverending Story would be the last essay in the book. But after I finished that essay, I realized that the book would be inadequate without three more essays:
  1. a reality check, to see if things really have changed (I call this the "Am I Wrong" chapter);
  2. a better look around for hopeful signs of positive change ("Points of Light"); and 
  3. advice for those who want to keep things moving in the right direction ("Manifesto").
This past winter, I started working on the "Am I Wrong" chapter. I began, as I always do, by looking around for things I could read to answer the question. When the number of "must read" books reached fifty, I forced myself to stop looking and start reading.

At this moment I am fifteen books into the pile, and two things have happened.

First, the "Am I Wrong?" chapter is now called "I Am So Very Much Not Wrong." I went looking for evidence that the trend I thought I saw was real, and I found abundant evidence, overflowing evidence. Nobody has written a book specifically about the decline in everyday story sharing, but there are hints and pieces of the trend littered all over the place, in many books on history, culture, and criticism. It's definitely a thing.

Second, when I hit the fifteen-book mark, my brain could hold no more, and I had to stop reading for a while and start gathering my thoughts together. I now have an outline with the major points of the essay, along with many quotes gathered from the books I've read so far. My plan is to finish typing these quotes, then read the other fifteen books in this particular pile, then type those quotes into the outline, and finally flesh out the writing in each section.

(If you're curious about the typing-in-quotes thing: I only use about a tenth of the quotes I type in, but I like to read over each set of related quotes in one place to get my thoughts together for that section. It's too hard to remember points and arguments I found scattered across dozens of books. I don't know if other people do this, but I depend on it. In the distant past, I copied excerpts by hand onto index cards, then sorted and resorted them as I worked out the structure of the writing. Now I type everything into a document on the computer. Typing each quote helps me think through the issues. I often read the quotes out loud as I type them, and I usually add some notes to them as well. I typed in hundreds of quotes for Working with Stories, and I throw together a few dozen for every essay I write. That's all in case you want to write non-fiction and you're wondering how people do it.)

The particular pile of thirty books I am halfway through stops just before the internet started, because one of the things that became clear early on was that I was going to have to treat the internet as a step change in story sharing. The internet-age books (another ten or so, plus some essays and articles too recent to have solidified into books) will support their own chapter (so yes, that's four chapters left to write). The ten books left after that are on a variety of topics like community organizing, celebrity culture, and fan fiction. I also pulled twenty of my older books off my shelves for a quick skim, to make sure I'm not forgetting some critical insight.

So that's what I have been up to. To motivate myself to tackle these great piles of books, I designed a cover for the Store-Bought Stories book a few months ago. I was going to show it to you! But some time went by, and now I hate it with a vengeance. That's a good sign. I'll probably take another break from research to redesign it soon. Pretending the book is real helps me keep working on it.

I also wrote a table of contents and a whole first chapter for a popular book whose goal would be to help people reskill themselves (and their families and communities) in story sharing. I ended up hating that attempt as well. I'm not sure a popular book wants to be written on that subject (or wants to be written by me). I decided to put that project on hold until this book is finished and see how I feel about it later.

If you are interested in the topic of Store-Bought Stories, let's talk. I am still looking for a few more people to read drafts of the book and send feedback (when I'm ready for that). I plan to post the rest of the essays here, as I have posted all of book's essays so far. But I will still need some volunteers to read the book as a whole, for proofreading and to check my final editing and presentation.

Other works in progress

So what else is happening? Our monthly Zoom calls at the PNI Institute are going well. We are in the middle of a series of calls going through the uses of participatory narrative inquiry for all of the goals set out in Working with Stories (discovering insights, catching emerging trends, making decisions, generating ideas, resolving conflicts, connecting people). The calls are now being recorded, so you can listen to yours truly and a bunch of other PNI practitioners (and some interested others) talking shop every month.

I have also been writing more blog posts for the pni2.org site -- one on weak signal detection and one on future planning might be interesting to you. If you'd like to get a monthly digest of posts, you can sign up there to receive our newsletter.

Also, I've been doing a lot of coaching lately. I just love helping people learn to use participatory narrative inquiry. I've been inspired by the courage, curiosity, and imagination shown by the people I've been coaching. Good things are happening in the world, people. Good things.

A taste of what's coming up

I leave you with a few of my favorite quotes from my reading so far. Here's one by the great Lewis Mumford, in Technics & Civilization, on the influence of the factory clock (emphasis mine):
[W]hile human life has regularities of its own, the beat of the pulse, the breathing of the lungs, these change from hour to hour with mood and action, and in the longer span of days, time is measured not by the calendar but by the events that occupy it. The shepherd measures from the time the ewes lambed; the farmer measures back to the day of sowing or forward to the harvest: if growth has its own duration and regularities, behind it are not simply matter and motion but the facts of development: in short, history. And while mechanical time is strung out in a succession of mathematically isolated instants, organic time -- what Bergson calls duration -- is cumulative in its effects. Though mechanical time can, in a sense, be speeded up or run backward, like the hands of a clock or the images of a moving picture, organic time moves only in one direction -- through the cycle of birth, growth, development, decay, and death -- and the past that is already dead remains present in the future that has still to be born. (p. 15)
From Ashby's With Amusement for All on the blind ambition of the mass entertainment industry:
For the entertainment mainstream, the effort to divine public preferences was clearly largely a guessing game. "The much-wooed audience does not make 'demands,'" as a leading student of the media has written. "Public opinion, such as it is, speaks with a vast silence, or with a background yammer that is incessant, indecipherable, contradictory." (p. 438)
From the confusing-yet-essential Within the Context of No Context by George W. S. Trow on what happened to community life:
The middle distance fell away, so the grids (from small to large) that had supported the middle distance fell into disuse and ceased to be understandable. Two grids remained. The grid of two hundred million and the grid of intimacy. Everything else fell into disuse. There was a national life -- a shimmer of national life -- and intimate life. The distance between these two grids was very great. The distance was very frightening. People did not want to measure it. People began to lose a sense of what distance was and of what the usefulness of distance might be. . . . Because the distance between the grids was so great, there was less in the way of comfort. The middle distance had been a comfort. But the middle distance had fallen away. (p. 47) 
And finally, the biggest surprise I've found so far has been a pattern I've taken to calling "the escape is the trap." Over and over, mass entertainers have wandered into the discovery that the best way to get our money is to sell us fake versions of the things mass entertainment took away from us. I will have much to say about the many examples of this pattern later, but here is just one example, from Ashby's With Amusement for All:
In 1930 . . . the station manager Glen Rice turned to it [deception] in a desperate effort to help his struggling KPMC in Beverly Hills, California. After "disappearing" for several weeks and stirring speculation that something awful had happened to him, he appeared with a story about how he had gotten lost and stumbled by accident into an unknown "hillbilly" community that refugees from the Arkansas Ozarks had established in the California mountains a century earlier. He claimed that some of the residents were musicians and that he had invited them to perform at KMPC. For several weeks, he milked the story for all it was worth, saying that the hillbillies would arrive soon. On April 6, he excitedly informed the radio audience that they were, indeed, on their way: "Yes, yes, I see them getting off their mules, and there they are. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the hill billies!" The musicians were, in fact, professionals from around the country with considerable experience playing jazz and other kinds of music. ... [T]he label hillbilly tapped the kinds of antiurban, antimodern sentiments that still gripped many Americans. In contrast to the phony and artificial, the mythical hill country supposedly represented what was homemade, authentic, traditional, unpretentious, and rooted. (p. 246)
In other words, our disdain for the phony and artificial has been routinely played upon to sell us the phony and artificial. Our new world of store-bought stories, says George W. S. Trow, "hasn't anything to do with a human being as a human being is strong. It has to do with a human being as a human being is weak and willing to be fooled: the human being's eagerness to perceive as warm something that is cold, for instance; his eagerness to be a part of what one cannot be a part of, to love what cannot be loved."

Now that's something to think about.
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purity, faith, sincerity
June birthstone
star sign:
Cancer ~ pearls bestow wisdom and sincerity on Cancer. they also provide contentment in old age and help moderate mood swings.

-- turquoise --
cleansing, protection, valor
turquoise symbolizes beauty. it lifts depression, gives self-confidence and promotes endurance.
birthstone - December
star sign:
Aquarius ~ turquoise is effective for Aquarius in counteracting and moderating mood swings.
Gemini ~ turquoise protects Gemini from negative influences. it also absorbs unhealthy vibrations.
Libra ~ turquoise brings together within itself the blue vibration of the heavens and the green of the earth; ideal for Libra who is always looking for harmony and balance.

-- peridot --
peridot is said to help slow the aging process, physically and mentally, and also to be helpful in facilitating the birthing process. it often is said to help speech, increasing its eloquence and removing impediments, and it sometimes used to find lost or misplaced things.
August birthstone
Leo - peridot keeps Leo young, strengthens her immune system and revivifies her aura.

-- silver --
some believe that silver transmits and intensifies the power of healing stones, so that when they are set in silver they become even more powerful. turquoise and coral are examples. like gold, silver symbolizes wealth and prosperity. those prone to outbursts of anger and rudeness can be pacified by silver.
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          freshwater pearl earrings. KEY LIME RHYTHMS. bright green earrings. natural stone earrings. beach earrings. spiral earrings. summer earrings by StoneSavvyJewelry      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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freshwater pearl earrings. KEY LIME RHYTHMS. bright green earrings. natural stone earrings. beach earrings. spiral earrings. summer earrings.
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The whole universe is based on rhythms. Everything happens in circles, in spirals. ~John Hartford
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fun earrings for the summer. wonderful beach wear. perfect casual earrings when you want a pop of lime! the matching necklace and bracelet are available separately.

length: 1 7/8" measured from the top of earwire.
all of my ear wires are sterling silver except for the hypoallergenic hooks, which are raw titanium. post ear wires will shorten the earrings by 1/4". flat wire hooks are pictured here.

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matching necklace and bracelet are available separately.
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agates are among the oldest good luck and healing stones. the name is said to come for the Achates River in Sicily. it was described by the Greek philosopher Theoprastus in 350 B.C. and in Byzantium, people already knew how to enhance the color of agate by burning. because of its layered structure, agate was often used for cameo engraving of heads and coats of arms against a deeper underlying color. agate can be found wherever there were former volcanoes.

this lustrous gem acquired its name from the ancient Romans, who wore elongated pearls as ear pendants that they called pirla, a slang diminutive of pira (“pear”). it’s said that if diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then pearls must be her favorite sister. the pearl is an organic gem grown within oysters and a few other mollusks. folklore says that Cleopatra served wine with ground pearls in it to her more important guests. precious pearl jewelry, much loved by kings, emperors, tsars, maharajahs and princes can be admired in museums throughout the world. a pearl necklace worn four thousand years ago by the Persian queen Achemenid can still be admired today.

the role played by silver in ancient civilizations is similar to that played by gold. until the eighteenth century silver was considered almost as valuable as gold. silver jewelry was produced as early as the fourth millennium B.C. Saxony was for a long time the main supplier of silver and it became very rich as a result. after the discovery of the Americas by the Europeans, so much silver was mined in the United States and Mexico that the price and the value attached to silver fell sharply. today the largest deposits of silver are found in Mexico, Australia and the former Soviet Union. silver is a precious metal, not a mineral.

->->-> for those who believe ;)

-- agate --
agate provides inspiration, brings emotional comfort and reduces stress. agate enables the wearer to choose between true friends and false ones. it is said to avert storms and lightning, protect children from danger and bring prosperity.
star sign:
Capricorn ~agate helps Capricorn feel safe and relaxed.
Pisces ~ agate provides Pisces with stamina and patience. it helps
her keep her feet on the ground.
Taurus ~ agate strengthens Taurus thoughtful, down-to-earth characters. it allows them to make their dreams a reality and it helps them to live within their means.
Scorpio ~ agate's crystalline inclusions give Scorpio the purity and clarity to recognize her inner nature.

-- pearl --
purity, faith, sincerity
June birthstone
star sign:
Cancer ~ pearls help Cancer be wise and sincere. they also provide contentment in old age and moderate mood swings.

-- silver --
some believe that silver transmits and intensifies the power of healing stones, so that when they are set in silver they become even more powerful. turquoise and coral are examples. like gold, silver symbolizes wealth and prosperity. those prone to outbursts of anger and rudeness can be pacified by silver.
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          Senior Technician (Discovery Team), Cell Biology - New York, NY - Firmenich - United States      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran. At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and...
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          Senior Associate Scientist/Scientist – Therapeutic Antibody Discovery - Amgen - Burnaby, BC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Amgen is a leading global biotechnology company, with a mission to serve patients around the world. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to...
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          YouTube Kids lança categoria especial sobre leitura      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

O YouTube Kids anunciou o lançamento de uma seleção de vídeos para ajudar a incentivar o hábito da leitura desde cedo. No mês da Bienal do Livro em São Paulo, o aplicativo voltado para crianças recebe também uma playlist divertida sobre a importância dos livros, criada por Maurício de Sousa. “Contadores de história leem livros […]

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          Google Arts & Culture e Deutsche Grammophon digitalizam discos históricos      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Para comemorar o aniversário de Louis Armstrong, a gravadora Deutsche Grammophon e o Google Arts & Culture se uniram para restaurar e digitalizar discos de discos como “Tiger Rag” do arquivo da gravadora. Além disso, a iniciativa conta a história de Emile Berliner, que inventou o gramofone e dos discos que trouxeram a música de […]

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          Google Brasil lança campanha com Cafu e Martha      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Em sua nova campanha, o Google aproxima as gerações de fãs do futebol ao mostrar craques do esporte como Cafu, Rivelino, Kaka e Martha. No vídeo, os jogadores usam a ferramenta de pesquisa do Google para acompanhar de perto seu time do coração mesmo quando não podem assistir ao jogo. A experiência de Busca no […]

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          Google for Education oferece dicas para tornar as aulas mais proveitosas      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

O Google separou três funcionalidades para que educadores e estudantes aproveitem a plataforma e tornem o momento em sala de aula mais proveitoso. “O segundo semestre letivo é um momento muito importante para professores e alunos. Com energias renovadas, o período incentiva ambos a testarem novidades e fazerem adaptações para fechar o ano com chave […]

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          Google e Band criam “Sala Digital” para a cobertura do debate      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Google e Band anunciaram uma iniciativa inédita no Brasil, a “Sala Digital”, um espaço de 300 metros quadrados construído ao lado do estúdio principal, estará disponível para jornalistas e convidados. A ideia, segundo as empresas, tem como objetivo fornecer através do Google Trends (tendências de busca), dados que mostrem em tempo real a repercussão do […]

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          Data Warehouse Architect- SAP - Bevertec - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition 12c including and GIS mapping. SAP BI (BOBJ), SAP Lumira Designer, SAP Lumira Discovery tool with GIS...
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          Treasure Hunter Claims He Found Spaceship Under Bermuda Triangle      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A treasure hunter has made an “astonishing” discovery in the depths of the Bermuda Triangle that he believes is evidence […]
          The most dangerous animal of all : searching for my father ... and finding the Zodiac Killer by Stewart, Gary L.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A memoir from the adoptee whose ten-year search for his biological father leads to a chilling discovery: his father is one of the most notorious--and still at large--serial killers in America, whose name is revealed for the very first time.
          Docile or hostile?: ‘Domestication’ genes found in foxes      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A six-decade breeding experiment with foxes designed to shed light on how wolves became dogs has led to the discovery of genes that favor tame or aggressive behavior, scientists said Monday. Comparing the sequenced genomes of foxes selected across 50 generations for their friendliness towards people with another group bred for hostility uncovered dozens of telltale differences, including one gene in particular, they reported in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. "We were able to show that a specific gene" --- known as SorCS1 --- "does have an effect on behavior, making foxes more tame," lead author Anna Kukekova, an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, to...

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          Discovery - Remedyforce API integration      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

With Discovery-Remedyforce API integration, if a device is no longer available in Discovery after the import into CMDB, does the integration delete the record in CMDB when scheduled?


          Archbishop Fisichella talks Veritatis splendor, Francis, and development of doctrine      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Vatican City, Aug 9, 2018 / 01:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an interview with Vatican News marking the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II's encyclical Veritatis splendor, Archbishop Salvatore Rino Fisichella said that “the magisterium must never be used instrumentally to place a contrast in the development of the doctrine.”

Veritatis splendor, written on some fundamental questions of the Church's moral doctrine, encouraged a renewal of moral theology and taught that there are intrinsically evil acts, that absolute truths exist across various cultures. It also urged sharp caution against moral relativism and the misuse of conscience to justify false or subjective morals.

Archbishop Fisichella, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, stated that “when we speak about the truth, we must always have a dynamic concept.”

“The truth is not a 'fixistic' dimension. The truth, for the Christian, is first of all that living Word that the Lord has left us. Let us not forget Jesus who says: 'I am the way, the truth and the life',” the archbishop said.

“Therefore, the dimension of truth opens to a personal encounter: it is the truth of the Gospel, it is the truth represented by the person of Jesus Christ. All that is the content that Jesus wanted to transmit to His disciples, and that comes from the Apostles to us, is a truth that opens up more and more to a discovery of the mystery that has been revealed.”

He said that “There are some fundamental points that remain as milestones in the dogmatic and moral teaching of the Church. These are elements that remain in their immutability,” and that

“All this then requires from the theologians … a great work of interpretation,” Archbishop Fisichella stated.

Immutuable norms “must, however, be continuously opened through the discovery of the truth of the Word of God.”

The archbishop said that in his opinion, the Church “cannot accept an idea of truth closed in on itself. Truth, by its very nature, refers to fidelity and also to freedom: 'The truth will set you free.' A truth that opens up more and more is a truth that makes every believer, every man, discover a more profound freedom. However, this also requires fidelity. The link between fidelity and truth is a typical link in the biblical conception of truth.”

Asked about fidelity to truth and those who criticize Pope Francis for, they believe, diverging from Catholic doctrine, and who refer to Veritatis splendor, Archbishop Fisichella said that “I don’t think there are any grounds that justify challenging the teaching of Pope Francis in the light of the previous Magisterium.”

The question is an implicit reference to the 'dubia letter' sent by four cardinals to Pope Francis in September 2016. The letter asked the Pope to clarify some passages of Amoris laetitia, and four of the five dubia quoted Veritatis splendor and noted that Francis' apostolic exhortation could be interpreted as contrasting with St. John Paul II’s encyclical.

Pope Francis has not responded to the dubia.

The Vatican News interview also comes on the heels of a change to the text of the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding capital punishment, which has been widely interpreted as a change in doctrine.

Archbishop Fisichella said that “when there is an instumental use” of the Magisterium, “then I fear there is no desire for a discovery of the truth, and also that there is no fidelity to the tradition of the Church. I don’t think there are any grounds that justify challenging the teaching of Pope Francis in the light of the previous Magisterium. On the contrary, we need to reiterate how much continuity there is in development.”

“I think, however, that it is also important to carefully consider the whole teaching of Pope Francis and not just a single particular aspect of it: the mosaic is produced by the whole deck, not by a single card.”

For Archbishop Fisichella, the teaching of Pope Francis is “a great openness in the work of evangelization” without “anticipating the norm of the proclamation.”

According to the prelate, Francis' pontificate is about “being able … to accompany our contemporaries, to walk beside them in order to help them understand, to really understand its application, and sometimes also, perhaps, to take a step back. And so this dimension emerges together with the need for mercy. The Jubilee of Mercy was the concrete sign of how Pope Francis identifies and orients his Pontificate.”


          Scientists find teeth of an ancient ‘Mega Shark’ that could have destroyed a Great White      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Swimming in the ocean today comes with a unique set of risks. One of those risks is encountering a creature that could harm you, like a stinging jellyfish or a shark. Of all the sharks you could run into in the deep blue sea, the great white shark is the most feared. If you happened to be swimming in the ocean some 25 million years ago, however, there was a much more fearsome creature lurking. Researchers in Australia have discovered a set of teeth from a shark that would have made the great white look like a chump. The species is Carcharocles angustidens, and it's one of the "megatoothed" sharks that patrolled the waters off of Australia at the time, making meals of just about whatever it wanted. The best example scientists have of this particular species of prehistoric shark measured an impressive 31 feet long. Estimating the maximum size of ancient creatures is a bit of a fool's errand, but researchers have suggested that it may have grown even larger, and that the animal may have not been full grown when it died. Most modern great white sharks come in at closer to 15 feet in length. The teeth in this recent discovery were measured at 2.7 inches in length, with serrated edges and a sharp point. This was an animal that was built for killing, and killing is exactly what it did. Scientists believe the shark would have preyed upon aquatic animals like penguins and even small whales. Yes, whales. But as impressive as this animal would have been, it still would have paled in comparison to the even more intimidating Megalodon. Carcharocles megalodon is estimated to have grown to nearly 60 feet in length, with jaws capable of exerting over 40,000 pounds of biting force. Needless to say, you wouldn't have wanted to run into any of these creatures while taking a prehistoric dip in the ocean.
          Attendant I - Discovery Co-op - North Battleford, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation....
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          Liquor Manager - Discovery Co-op - North Battleford, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation....
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          Clinical Education Specialist, CT at GE - General Electric      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality and more affordable healthcare around the world. GE works on things that matter - great people and technologies taking on tough challenges. From medical imaging, software & IT, patient monitoring and diagnostics to drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies and performance improvement solutions, GE Healthcare helps medical professionals deliver great healthcare to their patients. Learn More About Careers at GE Learn More About GE HealthcareJob Function: Services Business Segment: Healthcare Global Services Role Summary The Clinical Education Specialist (CES) will deliver clinical and operational expertise by providing excellent education and training support within a specific modality or product portfolio to clinical end-users. These clinical experts will facilitate evidence-based practice and support the customer experience and commercial teams from pre-sale through post implementation by providing effective outcome-based education and training solutions. Essential Responsibilities Develop product, clinical, and software knowledge, skills, and competence within a specific modality. Correlates theoretical knowledge with clinical and product information to provide clinicians with the knowledge and the skills to obtain optimal performance from their GE Healthcare equipment Provides pre-sale product clinical evaluations and/or educational sessions to potential customers In partnership with customers, develop and administer clinical training to the end-user personnel aligned with sales order agreement (SOA) to deliver excellent clinical education to achieve high Net Promotor Scores (NPS) Collaborate and coordinate the delivery of customer training with a targeted integrated account management approach including sales, project management, and other service organization teams in accordance with the SOA/terms and conditions Drive realization of revenue thru execution of on-site or remote clinical education delivery Produce comprehensive, consistent and timely completion of documentation requirements pre-through post training Provide ongoing post-installation training and support as needed. Support existing customers with additional training as needed or as product enhancements are launched that require additional training or implementation Maintain customer relationships and communicate all relevant product and/or customer concerns or opportunities to the Management team, Field Sales, Marketing, Customer Loyalty Leads, and Technical Support regarding technical and clinical issue or how to improve the quality of the product or overall product offerings Manage travel & lodging (T&L) budget to plan through optimization of travel strategies and cost savings. Submits expense reports within guidelines, and provides and maintains clear and complete records to comply with all elements relevant to the position Possess strong interpersonal and customer skills, and places personal and business integrity at forefront Differentiate with exceptional customer service and actively integrate user experience and outcomes Qualifications/Requirements Associates degree plus RT certification or minimum 5 years professional experience as nurse or other healthcare professional appropriate to the specific modality Comfortable in a clinical/patient environment Willingness to travel extensively 80+% (4-5 days per week including some weekends) within US and Canada (USCAN) via multiple modes of transportation (car, air travel, train etc.) as necessary To the extent you are applying for a position that requires you to operate a GE owned/leased, privately owned/leased or rental vehicle for company business, candidate must maintain a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record. Proficient use of software applications, such as, Windows Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel and navigating other computer and web-based tools (intranet/internet/apps) Ability to learn specialized industry specific software and provide digital education and training solutions Candidate must be willing to submit to a background investigation, including but not limited to: verification of past employment, criminal history and educational background Willingness to take a drug test Will be required to register with one or more vendor credentialing services by various customer hospitals. This requires, but not limited to, proof of immunization for mumps, measles and rubella(MMR) and hepatitis and drug testing /screening. Candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction Candidate must be willing to work out of an office or home/remote office Desired Characteristics Experience with GE modality specific products Strong verbal communication. Able to communicate complex clinical content in an easy to understand manner Strong and effective teaching and presentation skills Strong organizational skills to sustain in a dynamic environment. Ability to multi-task and make independent decisions while working in a fast-paced environment with multiple and changing priorities. Possess stress tolerance Possess purpose, performance, progress, potential, and pride Ability to support and contribute to strategy and innovation. Through ongoing successes, new expectations and contributions will be generated to transform the clinical education experience Self-confident, service-oriented, conscientious, assertive, persistent, achievement-oriented, flexible and a team player Exceptional interpersonal skills. Behaviors are adaptive, functional, and constructive Dependable. Being reliable, responsible, dedicated, committed, and fulfilling obligations High Integrity: Accepting and adhering to high ethical, moral, and personal values in decisions, communications, actions, and when dealing with others A valid NYSC discharge or exemption certificate will be required (please indicate clearly on your resume). Must have valid authorization to work full-time without any restriction in Nigeria.
          La serie The Orville muestra imágenes de su segunda temporada en un divertido tráiler       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Fox ha lanzado el primer trailer de The Orville Season 2 de Seth MacFarlane. ¡ Esta primera temporada de la serie fue genial! Realmente me sorprendió lo genial que es, así que, por supuesto, ¡estoy emocionada por el regreso del espectáculo! Si aún no has visto la Temporada 1 de Orville, ¡tienes que echarle un vistazo!

Orville es una serie de ciencia ficción de una hora de duración ambientada en 400 años en el futuro que sigue las aventuras del USS Orville, un buque exploratorio de nivel medio. Su tripulación, tanto humana como alienígena, enfrenta las maravillas y los peligros del espacio exterior, al tiempo que lidia con los problemas familiares, a menudo graciosos, de las personas comunes en el lugar de trabajo ... aunque algunas de esas personas son de otros planetas, y el lugar de trabajo es una  nave espacial más rápida que la luz. En el siglo 25, la Tierra es parte de la Unión Planetaria, una civilización de largo alcance, avanzada y pacífica en su mayoría con una flota de 3.000 naves.
Abajo su suerte después de un amargo divorcio, el oficial de la Unión Planetaria Ed Mercer (MacFarlane) finalmente tiene la oportunidad de comandar uno de estos navios: el USS Orville. Decidido a demostrar su valor y escribir un nuevo capítulo en su vida, Ed encuentra esa tarea aún más difícil cuando el primer oficial asignado a su nave es su ex esposa, Kelly Grayson ( Adrianne Palicki).) Como el nuevo comandante, Ed reúne a un equipo calificado, pero excéntrico, incluyendo a su mejor amigo, Gordon Malloy (Scott Grimes), quien tiene problemas con la autoridad, pero es el mejor timonel de la flota; Dra. Claire Finn (Penny Johnson Jerald), uno de los médicos más destacados de la Unión; Bortus (Peter Macon), un extraterrestre de una especie de un solo sexo; Isaac (Mark Jackson), una forma de vida artificial de una sociedad de máquinas que piensa que las formas de vida biológicas son inferiores; el navegador John Lamarr (J. Lee), cuyo humor informal atraviesa incluso las situaciones más difíciles; Alara Kitan (Halston Sage), una agente de seguridad joven e inexperta, cuya gran gravedad en el planeta natal le otorga una fuerza física superior; y Yaphit, una criatura gelatinosa expresada por el comediante Norm Macdonald. De alguna manera, Ed y Kelly deben olvidar el pasado y, con la ayuda de la tripulación, navegar hacia aventuras fascinantes ya veces peligrosas en el espacio exterior, así como las tumultuosas y cautivantes relaciones personales cotidianas con sus colegas.



La  temporada 2 de Orville también está agregando a Jessica Szohr como nueva en la serie regular y Chris Johnson en un papel recurrente en su segunda temporada. Un veterano escritor de Star Trek también se incorporó como productor ejecutivo adicional, y se confirma que un actor de Star Trek favorito de los fans regresa como estrella invitada. Cuando habló previamente de la serie y de lo que MacFarlane estaba buscando cuando estaba desarrollando el programa, el director Jonathan Frakes dijo:

 

"El Star Trek  que tenemos realmente ha encontrado su voz, y Discovery  realmente ha encontrado su voz. Y The Orville  ha llenado un vacío. Para mucha gente,  The Orville  es su nueva Star Trek  porque cuenta historias como [ The Next Generation ], y tiene un humor salvaje.
"[Seth MacFarlane] claramente quería que [ The Orville ] se pareciera a [ The Next Generation ]". Frakes añadidos. "Entonces, contrató al director de fotografía [Marvin Rush] y al operador de cámara, y Brannon Braga, que escribió First Contact  entre otras cosas fabulosas. Robbie Duncan McNeill, uno de nuestros maravillosos directores de Voyager , James Conway, quien dirigió un grupo de grandes episodios de Next Gen : me contrató. Llenó la sala con  gente de Next Gen para que el programa se viera y sintiera como tal. Creo que lo hizo ".
The Orville regresará el domingo 30 de diciembre después de un doble encabezado Sunday Night Football. La serie se reanudará en su casa de jueves siguiente a la conclusión de la temporada de la NFL. La segunda temporada de Orville constará de  14 episodios.




Vía: Ultra Tendencias
          Discovery Could Lead to Better Treatment for Leukemia      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Previous research has revealed that patients with acute myeloid leukemia who also have a particular mutation in a gene called NPM1 have a higher rate of remission with chemotherapy. About one-third of leukemia patients possess this favorable mutation, but until now, how it helps improve outcomes has remained unknown.Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago report on how this mutation helps improve sensitivity to chemotherapy in patients in the journal JCI Insight.
          GeekList Item: Item for Geeklist "BoardGameCo's A:Z Auctions July/August 2018: C-E Ends Saturday 8/11"       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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An item Board Game: Carcassonne: The Discovery has been added to the geeklist BoardGameCo's A:Z Auctions July/August 2018: C-E Ends Saturday 8/11
          The New York Times’s redesign proves journalism matters more than ever      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The New York Times is rolling out a new homepage, one that will show off the staples of its digital journalism: its briefings, the audio newscast “The Daily,” newsletters, and groups of stories that editors have chosen.

The central goal of the redesign was to bring the Times’s desktop experience in line with its suite of mobile apps, which were updated in October of last year. But it was also to understand how people like to read their news in 2018. To find out, the design team talked to 40 readers in New York, Los Angeles, and Houston and asked them questions such as, “How do you start your day?” and “What helps you stay up to speed on current events?” The design is a reaction to these people’s main answers: They come to the Times to catch up on news, of course–but they also want to hear analysis of major events and discover unexpected stories (perhaps to brighten their days after reading about national politics).

The challenge for the designers was to implement a system that would actually help people find what they were looking for on the homepage. The prototyping process was extensive. The team tested out real-time prototypes with 4% of readers and got 15,300 survey responses before doing more in-depth sessions with about 60 people. Some concepts had less text, which in theory would encourage scrolling, but readers didn’t like how empty those designs felt. Other layouts had too many photos–the team realized that images of politicians in suits get boring and repetitive, so those were downsized a bit. Eventually, they settled on a new homepage that still packs a lot of information onto your screen, but also breaks out into sections such as “Most Popular,” “Discovery,” “Features,” and “In other news,” which highlights stories not focused on the United States.

[Screenshot: courtesy The New York Times]

While the redesign was focused on making it easier for readers to find stories,  it also simplified the process of actually running the homepage for the newspaper’s editors. To understand this piece of their task, the paper’s designers sat with the homepage editors for a full day, watching how they worked as news broke. They ended up building a backend tool for the editors so that they could group related stories in a wide variety of formats together on the homepage.

In a world dominated by social media, the paper of record clearly still believes that its homepage, the digital equivalent of A1, plays a role in delivering its journalism effectively. But this is also the last piece of a larger redesign that’s been happening behind the scenes over the past several years–it’s no surprise that the Times prioritized its mobile apps and is only now getting to the homepage.

Still, the redesign is a gesture of strength for a news organization that continues to grow during a shaky period for media. The Times brought in more than $1 billion in subscription revenues in 2017. The paper has 2.9 million digital subscribers.

The Times will start rolling out the new homepage over the next few weeks.


          Service Oriented Enterprise Architect - SoEA modeller - ELITS - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This includes an active communication with Subject Matter Expert’s, a deep discovery and analysis of existing documentation produced by both project...
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Wildshard is once again Alone

There is nothing wrong with the Gearworks guild Wild joined some months ago. They are good folks but it isn't what Wild wants, so he quietly left the guild. He's been a fighter all his life, but age is catching up with him. Wildshard fought in the massive, and now practically extinct, forty man Molten Core raids. Ancient history now, but the glory of that period will never be forgotton. Back then Wildshard was a healer, and a good one. He is proud of his accomplishments. Wildshard also has made the rare jump from Horde to Alliance, which in many ways made him an enemy to both factions.

Being guildless is still a bit disconcerting. The Alliance Autumn Tea Green Guild would likely take him back, but Guild Leader Tiphaine would make him beg for it. Not a chance.

Wild has in mind going on a walkabout. A journey of introspection and discovery. At some point in his journey he may want company. Or he may not. Which means he needs to be prepared for both options. And for that to work, Wild is going to create his own guild.

Wildshard made his way to Dalaran and stopped in at the Dalaran Visitor Center. He asked for directions on how to establish a guild. The requirements are pretty easy, having been greatly simplified over time. At one time starting a new guild required getting ten people to sign up for the guild. These days, Wild only needs four people to sign up. He also must buy a charter, which costs a paltry ten silver, and he must register the guild.

Then there is the matter of how to get four players to sign up with the guild. One idea is to go to a busy area and post in general chat. Offer gold as an incentive if necessary. Always tell the potential signer your intentions for the guild, that the guild is to be a bank-alt, and that you can leave or be removed once it's established.

Wild left the biggest decision for last. What will be the name of the new guild? Wild thought about that. Wildshard loves fishing, farming, and killing. Add those three things together and you get the guild name: BloodNtheWater

Wild also selected his tabard - the Renowned Guild Tabard which grants Guild reputation gains of 100%. Now he must get those four signatures to seal the deal.

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ABOVE: Girls compete in the 100-yard dash at the Harris County Street Olympics Final Event. This past Friday, August 3rd, the 32nd Annual Harris County Precinct One Street Olympics Summer Games, co-sponsored by Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, took place with about 2,000 boys and girls competing in so-called street games. The top-three winners in each age group received gold, silver and bronze medals in the exciting competition at NRG Center. They competed in 12 events that included jacks, Hula Hoop, hopscotch, jump rope and foot races. “We use sports as the carrot to bring our youth to positive, structured activities that also engage their minds and build character,” said Commissioner Ellis. “We are not just teaching the children about the game of jacks, hopscotch or Hula Hoop. We are teaching them about the game of life.” Before the competition, the youth marched into the arena behind two high school bands in the opening ceremony that included three athletes lighting the Olympic flame. “It was fun, competitive and a great experience,” said Julius Crosby, 13, of Finnigan Youth Education Town, who wore his first-place medal in the shuttle relay. “I also enjoyed looking at the animals (in the Discovery Camp booth) in Bright Futures Fair.” Throughout the summer, about 4,000 athletes at 90 participating agencies’ sites competed to represent their youth centers at the Final Event. The free Summer Games, one of the major components of the nonprofit Street Olympics, involved nearly three months of recreational and educational activities to engage youth in positive environments.read more

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The Democrat candidate in the Ohio special election, Danny O’Connor, has been trailing behind the GOP’s Troy Balderson. The race was expected to be an easy win for Republicans, but we all know how inaccurate voter polling can be. But now O’Connor has narrowed his margin with the “discovery” of 588 votes. According to The…

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这里记录过去一周,我看到的值得分享的东西,每周五发布。

(图片说明:2018年6月的气温与1951-1980年平均气温的对比,来自推特@SimonLeeWx

今天夏天,全球高温创纪录。日本韩国都是史上最高温,西班牙葡萄牙接近48度的欧洲高温纪录,北纬71度的一个挪威城市32度。要知道,北极圈是北纬66.5度,这就是说北极圈里面也是高温。上图是今年6月的气温与40年前的平均气温比较,可以看到都是偏高的,尤其是南北极远远偏高。

全球变暖已经是活生生的现实。科学家估计,目前的年平均气温比工业革命前已经升高了1度。《巴黎气候协议》的目标是,气温升高控制在2度,但是成功的希望据说只有5%。如果学过统计学,你就知道,5%的机会在统计学上可以视作不会发生。

千万不要觉得,2度不算什么,《纽约时报》描述了后果。

  • 升高2度:热带珊瑚礁灭绝,海平面上升几米,波斯湾不适合人类居住。
  • 升高3度:北极的森林和大多数沿海城市被淹没。
  • 升高4度:欧洲永久干旱, 中国、印度和孟加拉国大部分地区变成沙漠,美国科罗拉多河接近干涸,美国西南部将不适合居住。
  • 升高5度:人类文明终结。

联合国气候官员称,如果不采取任何行动,目前乐观的估计是全球会升高3度。

气温升高的主要原因是,人类大量消耗化石能源,温室气体(主要是二氧化碳)排放急剧增加。所谓温室气体,就是这一类气体有温室效应,可以让阳光进入温室,但是阻止热量散发出去。火星为什么不适合人类居住?一个原因就是它的表面没有温室气体,留不住热量,导致温度过低。地球现在的问题是,温室气体过多。

现在的计算是,如果人类排放10000亿吨二氧化碳,地球就会升高2度,目前人类已经排放了6237亿吨。有一个网站实时显示目前排放了多少亿吨。

根据计算,2036年3月7日,人类将达到1万亿吨排放量。更热的日子还在后面。

新闻

1、中国的二氧化碳排放

《纽约时报》报道,一个美国教授认为,按照中国现在的二氧化碳排放水平,人类无法达到《巴黎协定》规定的减排目标,即全球平均温度比工业化之前上升不超过2摄氏度,除非中国的排放量大幅下降。

中国是世界最大的二氧化碳排放国。2017年,中国排放了117亿吨的温室气体,占世界总量的四分之一,其中包括92亿吨的二氧化碳,超过美国和欧盟的总和。按照现在的减排速度,中国的二氧化碳排放量最晚将在2030年达到峰值,到那一年,中国五分之一的能源将来自非化石燃料来源。

2、美国的贫富分化

美国经济研究所发现,美国的贫富分化一直在扩大,已经达到了1928年以来的最高点。

现在最富有的1%家庭获得全部收入的22%,只比1928年的23.9%低一点。美国人的年收入至少需要42.2万美元,才能跻身前1%的高收入者。这只是全国平均数,一些州的门槛要高得多,比如康涅狄格州的1%门槛为70万美元。

这就是技术革命的一个社会后果,贫富分化不断扩大,中产阶级消失,财富日益集中在少数富豪手里。

3、开放式办公室

Ruby on Rails 的创始人 DHH 公开抨击,开放式办公室是一个极其糟糕的坏主意。

有人说,开放式办公室可以增加合作。DHH 说实际情况是,开放式办公导致面对面的互动直线下降,因为人们这时需要通过耳机来集中注意力,交流变成依靠即时消息或电子邮件。最糟糕的情况是,同一房间有不同部门的数十个人,销售、营销、客服、管理者、程序员、设计师都混在一起,他们一定会互相打扰。

开放式办公实际带来的不是合作,而是压力和冲突,但它仍然是技术公司的默认配置。我们强迫绝大多数不喜欢开放式办公的人接受这种配置,这为了什么?因为管理层喜欢这样的配置?因为它在照片中看起来不错?还是因为它会给访问办公室的陌生人留下深刻的印象?

4、皮质醇贴片

斯坦福大学的科学家发明了一种皮肤贴片,可以实时测量汗液里面的皮质醇含量。一般来说,我们觉得压力很大的时候,皮质醇分泌就会增加。

以前的测量方法都无法实时得到结果。现在我们可以实时知道人体的感受了,甚至可以找出人群里面最紧张的人,这种传感器为以后更有趣的发明奠定了基础。

5、微型机器人竞赛

美国国防部高级研究局(DARPA)发起了一次微型机器人竞赛。现在大多数机器人都是模仿人类的外形,但是昆虫大小的机器人也有巨大的用处。DARPA 要求,这次参赛的机器人重量小于1克,体积小于1立方厘米。DARPA 为所有参赛者提供3200万美元资助,比赛可能在明年3月举行。

6、最古老的面包

考苦学家在约旦的沙漠里面,发现了一个石头砌的炉子,里面居然还有古人烤剩下来的面包屑。这是现存最古老的面包。

上图是显微镜下的面包屑,可以看到面包经过了充分发酵。

年代鉴定以后,所有人都大吃一惊,这个面包炉子距今14000年。那时人类甚至没有开始农业耕作,因此这个面包不是用小麦粉做的,而是来自野生的谷物。

7、代码搜索

微软的 Bing 搜索引擎新增了代码搜索功能,你问一个编程问题,现在可以直接给出示例代码。

8、机器狗 Spotmini

波士顿动力公司在成立16年后,终于要发售第一款产品了:一个类似小狗的四足机器人,高91厘米,重25公斤。这家公司以前的产品,都是供给美国国防部,这是第一款商业产品,预计明年上市。

这个机器人的功能非常惊人,可以自动识别道路,避开障碍,上楼下楼,跌倒还能爬起,机械臂可以拿起放下各种东西,请看视频

9、博士就业危机

加拿大媒体报道,该国的博士研究生只有五分之一能够找到教职。也就是说,80%的博士只能去企业界或转行,事实上确实有很多博士找不到工作,这篇报道里面就有博士改行当插花师或建筑工。

我想,这样的危机在中国一定更严重。因为中国的博士生规模世界第一,但是国内高校的扩张期已经过去了,现在想进高校当老师其实挺难的。如果转行的话,对个人和社会都是一种浪费。如果你有志攻读博士,一定要慎重。

10、AMD 游戏主机

上海的 ChinaJoy 展会上,AMD 宣布与中山小霸王公司合作推出新的游戏主机,CPU 是锐龙,GPU 是Vega,搭配 8GB GDDR5显存,性能将超过索尼 PS4 及微软 Xbox One 游戏机。

这台游戏机搭配 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD 硬盘,支持正版Windows 10系统,售价4998元,并有中文独占游戏 Onrush。由于没有自己的操作系统,这个所谓的游戏主机其实是一台 Windows 10 电脑。

11、AI 取得 Dota2 的胜利

OpenAI Five 与人类高级玩家的 Dota2 第一场比赛结束,AI 以 2:1 获胜。值得一提的是,AI 输掉的第三局是人类故意为它分配了能力较低的角色,而不是让它自己选择角色,AI 自己预估第三局的胜率只有2.9%。8月下旬将进行 AI 与职业团队的比赛。

12、一句话新闻

  • 随着手机支付的崛起,国内的 ATM 和 POS 设备制造行业大幅衰退,而二维码扫描设备制造业大幅成长。
  • Dart 语言发布2.0版。该语言的前途完全取决于谷歌的 Flutter 框架(Dart 是 Flutter 唯一支持的语言),如果谷歌大力推广这个框架,Dart 才有可能成功。
  • Android 9.0 发布,这个版本大量增加了 AI 支持,可以对每个用户提供更好的个性化服务。
  • Mozilla 浏览器计划取消 RSS 支持,原因是缺乏用户。

教程

1、如何使用 Node 优化图片?(英文)

本文教你使用 JS 的 imagemin 模块,压缩图片的大小。

2、DNS over HTTPS(英文)

DNS 查询都是基于 HTTP 协议的,即使是加密通信,网络服务商依然可以知道你想访问的网站。现在有多种解决方案,本文介绍如何在 Firefox 浏览器打开设置,使得 DNS 协议走 HTTPS 协议。

3、WebAssembly 的发展方向(英文)

WebAssembly 是浏览器可以执行的字节码,使得非 JS 编写的程序可以在浏览器运行。它现在的功能非常少,还处在 MVP(最小可用产品)状态。这篇文章介绍了一些很可能采纳的 WebAssembly 提案。

4、少子化和人口老龄化综述(英文)

全世界发达国家都有少子化和人口老龄化的趋势,这篇文章是我看过的最好的这方面的综述,有大量的数据和事实。除了非洲,其他大洲的人口都接近峰值了,将要开始下降,这意味着许多国家将不得不依靠移民,解决本国人力不足问题。

5、SVG 动画入门:以加载转子为例(英文)

本文手把手教你如何写一个最简单的 SVG 动画。

6、Hash 算法简介(英文)

Hash 算法的概念性介绍。

7、为什么飞机驾驶舱不使用触摸屏?(英文)

现在的飞机驾驶舱还是使用物理仪表盘,而不是触摸屏,这是为什么?主要的原因还是物理按钮会形成肌肉记忆,比操作触摸屏更快。

8、斐波那契数列的计算公式(英文)

如果不用递归,直接算出斐波那契数列的任意项,应该怎么计算?

9、如何通过 npm 窃取信用卡密码?(英文)

本文讲述了作者通过 npm 发布恶意代码的种种手段,非常值得一读。其中有一个技巧,就是package.js 与 package.min.js 的代码不同,恶意代码只放在后者。

工具

1、nouns

一个侦测用户眨眼的装置,让用户通过眨眼控制电脑,可以供霍金那样的用户使用。

2、模拟电路生成器

生成模拟电路的网站。

3、Zotero

管理各种论文和报告的免费桌面软件。

4、fnMatch

一个让对象进行选择性解构赋值的 JS 库。

5、jsinspect

软件项目中,同一段逻辑不应该有多个实现。jsinspect 就是用来查出重复代码的工具。

6、Malvid

一个构建 Web Components 的工具,并且能够自动生成文档。_ _

7、Glances

Glances 是一个用Python编写的跨平台系统监视工具。它自带 Web UI,可以远程监控。

8、Code with Mu

一个 Python 语言专用的代码编辑器。

9、diffconflicts

Git 的合并算法是三方合并(three-way),有人认为这种算法并不是最好的。这里是一个两方合并算法,有兴趣的人可以用它替换到 Git 的合并算法。

资源

1、机械键盘

这个网站收集各种各样的机械键盘。

2、Emulator 101

开源电子书,从零开始讲解如何写一个8080处理器的模拟器。

3、stackshare.io

收集各大网站使用的技术栈。

4、Meteor Wrongs

华盛顿大学维护的一个网站,收集各种假陨石的照片,并附上说明,讲解为什么某块石头不是陨石。

5、Byte 杂志

Byte 杂志是上个世纪很有影响的 IT 杂志,archive.org 提供免费下载。

文摘

1、幸存者偏见

二战时,英国决定要在轰炸机上加装防弹材料,减少被德国炮弹击中时的伤害。

他们按照平安返回的轰炸机被击中的位置,为其他轰炸机加装防弹材料。这种方法看上去正确,其实是错的,真正应该加载防弹材料的,恰恰是那些没有被击中的位置。因为这些轰炸机能返回,就说明它们被击中的位置不是很重要,那些被击中要害位置的轰炸机,都没有能够返回。

这就叫做幸存者偏见,人们过度重视那些幸存的个体,以为他们的特质就代表整个总体的特质。

举例来说,很多创业者总是向某些最成功的企业家学习,比如,比尔盖茨,理查德布兰森,史蒂夫乔布斯,马克扎克伯格,伊隆马斯克等等。殊不知他们可能只是特例,他们的经验不一定普遍适用。

上面这些企业家有一些共同特点。

  • 反传统,不走寻常的道路。
  • 承担巨大风险,有冒险家特质。
  • 极端主义者,他们不喜欢中间立场,有明确的爱和恨。

他们能够成功,并不表示拥有这些特点,你就能成功。很多同样拥有这些特点的人,可能都已经失败了。事实上,稳健经营更能帮助一家小公司生存下来。

2、第一条大西洋海底电缆

以下摘自奥地利作家茨威格的《人类群星闪耀时》一书。

1851年,欧洲大陆都已经连通了电报。但是,美洲一直被排除在世界电报网之外。

大西洋漫无边际,人们根本就不可能在海面上设立众多中间站,更加不可能用一根电线跨越两个大洋。人们不仅不知道海洋的深度,对它的地质结构也知之甚少,大洋底部的电缆能否承受住巨大的海水压力仍然无从得知。

即使从理论和技术上来说,铺设一条如此漫长的海底电缆行得通,但在当时还没有能负载铁铜电缆全部重量的巨轮,也没有一台发电机的功率能输送电流经过如此漫长的距离。就算轮船轻装上阵,也至少要耗费三个星期。并且在此期间,所有的电缆都必须妥善存放,不能露天放置。

英国政府提供了曾经的海战旗舰"阿伽门农"号,美国政府则"贡献"了当时吨位最大的二桅战舰"尼亚加拉"号。经过特殊的改造后,这两艘船都能容纳一半的海底电缆。

最后,同时也是最关键的问题,就是制造电缆。当时,制造一条连接两大洲的电缆需要非常精湛的技术:它既要有钢筋的坚硬而不易断裂的特性,又有非常大的柔韧性,也必须像丝线一样耐压耐磨而能随意弯曲,还必须实心而有一定的空间。总而言之,电缆必须结实、精密。对整个工程而言,电缆上任何一个微乎其微的磨损和坑洼都会破坏电流的传递。

要制造一条这样的电缆,整整需要整座橡胶林的橡胶汁。做一个形象的说明:到工程完工,电缆里使用的铜丝和铁丝长达367000海里,足足能将地球环绕13圈,甚至能将地球和月球连接起来。为此,工厂里的机器整整工作了一年。

下图是160年前第一代的大西洋海底电缆。

3、中美电影周的真相

以下摘自冯小刚的《我把青春献给你》。

中国电影周说穿了,就是由一两个美国穷人,打着热爱中国电影的旗号,从中国的制片厂免费拿到一些电影拷贝,在美国华人集中的城市转着圈的卖票放映,从中有利可图的个人行为。国内的电影制片厂也全无版权的概念,拷贝一撒手就是几个月,条件只不过是几张往返美国的机票。

"中国电影周"放映的电影院条件环境都很差,观众大部分是华人,也有少数闲着没事跟着起哄的白人,因为这些人有强烈的中国情结,看什么破片子都报以热烈的掌声,这些掌声与影片的质量无关,只能反映新老华侨的爱国热情。不明真像的导演误以为自己拍的影片多么伟大,回国后马上约记者采访,据此抱怨国内的发行公司和观众对他影片的冷落是不识货,吹嘘他的影片在美国放映引起轰动。其实也就是寄居美国的少数人自娱自乐的一个派对,主流媒体对此只字未提。

所谓的中美文化交流,说白了还是华人与华人的一次收费联谊会,跟美国大众八竿子打不着。

本周图片

1、2060年的世界人口大国

上图是2060年的世界人口预测。印度是人口最多的国家,17亿左右;其次是中国,13亿左右;后面是尼日利亚,美国,巴基斯坦,印尼,刚果,巴西,埃塞俄比亚,坦桑尼亚和墨西哥。

历史上,亚洲约占世界人口的70%,欧洲大约10%到20%,非洲5%到10%。2060年,非洲人口比重将激增,增加到世界人口的35%左右。

2、Java 的类

Java 语言以众多的类著称,但是你知道它一共有多少个 public Class 吗?

3、LED 街灯

随着 LED 产业的发展,街灯已经大量改成了节能的 LED 灯。传统的昏黄温暖的橙色灯光,变成了明亮的蓝色灯光。有人提出,蓝色的明亮灯光容易对人类造成影响,使得效率降低,失眠和焦虑增加。

本周金句

1、

每颗恒星都在不停燃烧,释放能量。如果宇宙是静止的,必然变得越来越热。幸亏宇宙在不停膨胀,把这个问题解决了。(比尔·布莱森《万物简史》)

2、

人一生最大的幸运,就是在年富力强时发现了自己的人生使命。(茨威格《人类群星闪耀时》)

3、

过去盖起的宫殿中,没有他的位置,他只好在宫殿的旁边,另起炉灶,搭起了一间偏房。问题是偏房越盖越多,越盖越大,越盖越高,渐渐成了一个院落,它就成了另一座宫殿。(刘震云《<我把青春献给你>序言》)

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Stallworth, 65, was born in Chicago, raised in El Paso, TX and was the first African-American in the Colorado Springs Police Dept. in 1969 as a Police Cadet. In 1979 a local paper’s Want Ad from soldier at Fort Carson announced he was founding a new KKK chapter. Stallworth picked up the phone, called the soldier, impersonating a white recruit.  Thus began the undercover sting operation.  Eventually he talked to the head of the KKK, the Grand Dragon himself David Duke, complaining that he was still waiting to get his membership card. Duke personally signed and mailed it, where it was framed and hung in the police station. The case was kept secret until Stallworth published his memoir in 2014. A revised version with 8 pages of photographs was published in July by Flatiron Books with a movie tie-in cover. The book is subtitled: RACE, HATRED AND THE UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION OF A LIFETIME.  The interview has been slightly condensed and edited.

 

Q:  If you’re here Ron, you are happy with the movie. What did you think the film got right in the best way?

RON STALLWORTH: The movie captured the essence of me at 25, going thru this investigation. The problems I had internally, initially to launch it. The problems of working within the police department when I first got hired.  They took some liberties there. I was 19 when I got hired and I wasn’t a police officer, I was a police cadet working in the civilian support capacity. They made it a composite for the purposes of the movie, but they captured what was going on in that environment with officers coming to the Records Bureau and asking for a record on a ‘toad.’ Which was a code word for blacks back then.  It captured things like that very well.  The encounters I had with the Klan members, the phone conversations – it captured that very well to the degree that it was touched upon.  All in all Spike did a masterful job putting his piece together.  What I REALLY liked was the fact that he connects the historical thread between the Confederacy, David Duke the Klan leader I was dealing with, the Charlottesville incident and Donald Trump. Masterful connecting that thread – and I applaud him for it.

 

Q: Ron has a great line in the movie about David Duke –

RS: ‘Do you really think there could be somebody like that in the White House?’ That was never said by me. But that was a subtle reference to what we have today.

 

Q: I talked to Washington yesterday and he said there could be a whole other movie about your issues getting into the Colorado Springs police force. In the movie all we see is Frederick Weller’s smarmy racist cop.

RS:  Weller played that character to the extreme – I never encountered anything like that.  It was very subtle. When I got hired at the age of 19 there were no blacks in the department. Period. For about four months I was the only black in the department. So things that were said or done were done very subtlely done. The most overt act, if you will, was the use of the word ‘toad’ when they would come to me in the Record Bureau and ask me to run a record on a ‘toad.’ My form of rebellion was when John David says, ‘There are no toads here.’  Once I figured out – because it took me a while to figure it out – to notice that every time I was checking up on a ‘toad’ the ‘toad’ was black.  That’s when I realized toad was a code word they used for black names.  When I figured it out, I stopped responding to it. If they came in I would ignore the request.  If they said, ‘Speak a little louder,’ I’d ignore it. Finally they’d say, ‘CADET, I’M TALKING TO YOU. GIVE ME A RECORD ON’ – whatever the person’s name is. They’d tell me the date of birth and ethnicity and at that time I’d respond.  If they ordered me, I’d say, ‘I can’t do this. We don’t have any toads here. We have people. If you give me the name of the person that you’re looking for, I can look it up.’  That was my form of rebellion. 

 

Q: What was the reason this was kept secret for 35 years – until you published your memoir?

RS: The investigation? There was no reason.  Other than I didn’t feel like writing the story.

 

Q: But there was never anything in the paper?  It basically was that the Klansman that were in the military were sent elsewhere?

RS:  Two who were at NORAD [their fingers were on nuclear triggers] were transferred out. But there was no publicity because I was ordered to destroy the files when the Klan decided they wanted Ron Stallworth to be the local chapter leader. The chief basically said, ‘Shut the investigation down now. We’ve gone far enough.’ I argued against it; he was adamant. ‘Shut it down.’ Then he told me to destroy all the files that had been generated. He said, ‘I don’t want it to leak out that we had cops in the Klan. Destroy the files. Don’t talk to anybody about it.’

 

Q: And you kept the files?

RS:  First opportunity after being told that, I walked out of the office with two notebooks about three inches thick with reports. That’s why I have my KKK certificate [he takes out his wallet and shows me his Klan membership card].

 

Q: For 1979.  When you retired in Utah from Public Safety chief, that’s when you wrote your memoir?

RS: I retired in 2006. I didn’t start writing until 2013. Why? I talked about writing the story for years but I never had the gumption until 2013. ‘Now’s the time.’

 

Q:  When Spike took on the movie – I know John David said Spike did not want him to meet you until they began filming – did Spike not want to see you as well?

RS: I didn’t meet Spike until they brought me to Brooklyn last October for the cast reading.  That’s when I met John David, Topher Grace [who plays David Duke], Adam Driver, Laura Harrier. I met them all at that time. John David told me then that he was not going to imitate me. He said, ‘I can’t imitate you, I’m just going to try and channel you. Try to capture the essence of you.’  He captures the 25 year old me very well.

 

Q: Did you have an Afro like that?

RS: Maybe an inch shorter. Yes, I did have an Afro similar to that.

 

Q: And did you have a beard?

RS: At various times in my undercover career I had either a full beard, a short-cropped beard, Fu Manchu, a plain simple moustache or just a goatee. We did that – generally we would  have a look that we would maintain for anywhere from 3 to 6 months. Then change our facial features, change our hairstyle, so we would look different and believe it or not it worked. One time I made a drug case against a guy wearing a full beard and 6 months later I trimmed it into a goatee and made another drug bust with the same guy -- and he didn’t recognize me.

 

Q: We don’t say criminals are the smartest people. The movie has your first undercover assignment covering a Stokely Carmichael rally and Ron gets involved with a woman he meets there.  Was that invented for the movie?

RS:  Yes, because the love interest was part of the script.  It didn’t happen in real life. Stokely Carmichael actually happened. 

 

Q: Were you married during this time?

RS:  No.

 

Q: You were free and unattached and could risk your life without upsetting anyone except maybe your parents.

RS:  I didn’t care what anybody thought, I was a grown adult. My mother never liked that I worked undercover.  She always worried.  ‘Don’t worry, it’s my job.’ My aunt who helped raise me, her older sister, was concerned. I told her the same. The woman I was dating and later married, she became my first wife – she deceased now. Cancer.  She knew some of the undercover stuff I did, not all  because I didn’t tell her everything. She never worried about it other than to be careful because she knew I was going to do it anyway. It’s something I wanted to do.

 

Q: Where did this passion to be undercover come from Ron?

RS:  In terms of a police career that’s what I wanted to do. That developed when I was working in the I.D. Bureau – I was 19 at the time – the narcotics officers would come up and ask for records. When I gave them the records, I saw them and the first time this happened I was, WHAT is this long-haired hippie guy coming up to me, asking for a record, for? Who the hell does he think he is! It had to be explained to me: Those are narcs.  They work undercover, that’s why they look the way they do.  They’re cops. Give them anything they need. Don’t recognize them when you see them in public because they may be working a case and your recognition of them could probably jeopardize their lives.  I thought, Damn that’s neat! I’m a 19 year old kid.  I wanted a little bit of that action.  First of all, I don’t like the idea of uniforms. I’ve never been a uniform person.  I wore my uniform with pride and in my opinion I look good in it.  But I never wanted to put the uniform on and make a career as a uniformed cop.  I wanted to be an undercover cop, blending in with the public, looking like a black militant or a long-haired hippie yet having a gun on my hip, a badge in my wallet and able to enforce the law.  To me, that was the neatest thing in the world.  It was also challenging. Police work is very routine.  You get a complaint about a dog barking, you go to the people and tell them to shut their dog’s barking. And you go on to the next thing.  What challenge is there in stuff like that?  I wanted something that would challenge me. And going into a situation and pretending to be something you’re not and your only true weapon is your ability to talk and work your way out of it.  Not only in it, but out of it. Because everybody carries guns and the fact that you carry one is not that important. I liked the challenge of going into those environments and being someone I wasn’t. And being successful and completing it. That’s where I wanted to go from the very beginning.

  

Q: The movie has Adam Driver’s cop impersonate Ron Stallworth when he meets the Klan face to face.  Two things: Your voice when you were on the phone speaking to Klansmen, did you alter it?

RS: No. I have read where reporters have said, ‘He spoke to the Klan in his white voice.’ When I read those reports it pisses me off.  ‘Cuz there was no attempt to disguise my voice. I talked to these guys on the phone just like I’m talking to you. Because when you’re undercover you try to stay as true to your identity as you are. You know who you are and you know how you normally function. If you try to put on a pretense, such as assuming a fake voice, you have to put on that fake voice ALL OF THE TIME. And you can’t afford to slip out of it. It’s too dangerous. So you talk to them just normally in your regular manner. When I would get on the phone I would simply say, ‘Hi, this is Ron Stallworth. Let me talk to the Grand Wizard’  -- or whatever the case may be. But never, ever did I attempt to disguise my voice. 

Q: And the guy who went to the Klan meetings as ‘Ron’ – did he do something to his voice to sound like you?

RS: Same principle. You can’t play with things like that working undercover.  You stay as true to who you are as possible. He did the same thing – and that’s why this investigation was so hilariously funny.  Because it never should have been successful. They should have recognized from the very beginning that the Ron Stallworth on the phone – that voice is totally different from the Ron Stallworth they’re having meetings with.  Chuck, the officer I describe in the book, who played me, Chuck’s voice is very distinctively different than mine.  A deaf person could tell that! These guys didn’t figure it out. Only once was I challenged. I went to a meeting – and this is depicted in the movie.  Chuck went to the meeting that I had set up and then I called, pretending to be the person who had been at that meeting because I wanted to follow up on something.  I called and immediately Ken O’Dell, the local organizer, he said, ‘What’s wrong with your voice?’  So I said [Stallworth coughs twice, assumes a lighter husky voice], ‘I have a sinus infection.’  He said, ‘I get those all the time. Here’s what you need to do.’ He prescribed a remedy for me.

Q: And that’s as far as it ever went?

RS: That’s as far as it ever went in terms of challenging my voice. 

Q: What about your life since you’ve published this book?  You’ve been anonymous your whole life and now you’re 65 years old – congratulations! – and you’re a celebrity.  The original book has been out, what, 4 or 5 years?

RS: The original book was published in 2014. The revised, edited edition came out June 5th by Flatiron Books. I don’t consider myself a celebrity. I’m still the same kid from El Paso, Texas, that I’ve always been. I’ve been blessed with some good fortune as a result of writing this book.  I understand my reality has changed a little bit. I have relatives and friends coming out of the woodwork that I’ve never HEARD OF before!  I have people who think I’m a millionaire – and I’m far from that.  I’m not even remotely close to that.   But they think I’m a millionaire now because I have a book out and a movie’s been made and the money’s just rolling into me. When I tell them that that’s not true, they don’t believe me.  I have people calling me up, messaging me, just to say ‘Thank you for what you did. We appreciate the service you did.’ That I find fascinating, that people would take the time to do that. I got one of those messages last night.  So my reality has changed but I don’t see myself as a celebrity.  I ‘met’ John David on the phone – he called me up to talk to me a few weeks before I flew to Brooklyn for the cast reading.  He called me up to talk to me and I still have his message on my phone because he essentially said, ‘I’m a little intimidated Mr. Stallworth. I’m going to play you and I want to capture your story, your “essence.”’ He said, ‘Wow! I am so intimidated, this is real scary.’ When we met he said, ‘Sir, it’s such an honor to meet you,’ and I said, ‘No, the honor is mine. You’re the celebrity. I should be intimidated to talk to you.’

Q:  Has anybody threatened you? Has anybody said, ‘I’m from the Klan. You’re a dirty dog and humiliated us and we’re going to get even’?

RS:  Not yet! I fully expect at some point in time will come across. But that’s par for the course. You deal with that as an undercover cop. I’ve been threatened before. When I was working narcotics I got threatened on several occasions.  Once in a courtroom testifying at a trial.  I’m accustomed to have people make threats against me. I fully expect at some point in time one of these white supremacists will say something. They can say anything they want just don’t try to mess with my wife.

Q: So you’ve remarried.

RS:  I have. Been married a little over a year now. 

Q: Is that the first time since your wife died?

RS:  Yes, it’s my second marriage.

Q:  And children?

RS: I have two sons by my first wife, 32 and 28.  They’ve known about my work all along. They knew about this story 8 years ago. They’re very excited about the movie coming out and I said, ‘Recognize that it’s your name coming out of the screen. Run with it! Have fun with it. Tell your friends that’s your dad and if it helps your status with your friends, enjoy it.’ 

Q: Are either of them in law enforcement?

RS: No.

Aussie Aboriginal Series: MYSTERY ROAD

Anyone who was first introduced to Judy Davis in her mesmerizing, galvanizing film debut, the 1979 Australian hit MY BRILLIANT CAREER, should not miss the Aboriginal Aussie series MYSTERY ROAD.  This is a chance to see one of the globe’s greatest English-speaking actors in a truly unexpected role.   Davis was last seen as viperous gossip monarch Hedda Hopper, needling Bette Davis and Joan Crawford in Ryan Murphy’s FEUD. In MYSTERY ROAD, which premieres on AcornTV Monday August 20 with its six episodes, Davis is local cop Emma James in dusty one-horse town Patterson where there are many sheep and cattle and little else. This contemporary drama with its Western setting is hardly where anyone might expect to find Davis who nevertheless gives Emma a solidity, common sense and irritability without a trace of campy theatrics. Emma we discover is to the manor born; her equally wealthy brother runs an enormous sheep and cattle station.  When two local boys go missing, the search that is the series’ motor begins. One is a local hero who has disappeared, an aboriginal soccer star. The other, a white drifter recently arrived from who knows where, might have been his mate or his lover. Or drug dealers. Emma is forced to partner with detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pederson) on a twisty road of discovery, which too often is set in the local bar with ever present mugs of beer.  Swan, a solid, almost monumental aboriginal presence, defines ‘speak softly, carry a big stick.’ His ex-wife shows up, looking for their daughter -- who isn’t missing for long but sees MYSTERY ROAD become a domestic drama with gender a telling factor in what has and what will happen to the many characters including a just paroled pedophile rapist. Meanwhile Davis struts, rolls her eyes and commands everyone’s attention with her insistence on pursuing the truth, wherever it may lead.  The scenery, picturesque but so dry you’ll want to grab one of those mugs, looms mightily as its own character.

 

NEW DVDs:

Action and attitude are the hallmarks of STRIKE BACK SEASON FIVE (Blu-ray + Digital, Home Box Office, Unrated). Yes, SEASON FIVE boasts a new troupe of terrorist-busting  commandos engaged in derring do in North Korea. The Cinemax series works as an update on weekly serials with its continuing storyline that usually ends each episode with a cliffhanger.  STRIKE BACK’s rightly won fans who find its mix of bravery, courage, camaraderie and patriotism irresistible.  Here is CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, CRAZY RICH ASIANS’ legendary Michelle Yeoh, England’s Robson Green (GRANTCHESTER) and the two stars bearded Sullivan Stapleton and square jawed Philip Winchester.

Inspired by the death of a classmate, an Iowa high school’s girls volleyball team captain, THE MIRACLE SEASON (DVD, 20th Century Fox Entertainment, PG) handles tragedy, trauma and regeneration sensitively.  As Iowa City West High returns for a new year, having won the state women’s volleyball championship the previous year, they are devastated when their best and most loved player Caroline ‘Line’ Found (Danika Yarosh) dies in a road accident.  From the title you know going in, that despite a bad start the kids will rally for Line and follow their motto inspired by Caroline’s optimistic, outgoing attitude: ‘Live Like Line.’ Helen Hunt and William Hurt are on hand to give gravitas amid a cast of unknowns. Hunt, who looks wonderful simply because she looks perfectly normal (no weird cosmetic procedures or Botox), is fine as the understanding coach who knows she can’t push her hurting players too much or too soon. Hurt is the anguished father who loses his wife to cancer soon after his daughter’s funeral.  School sports tragedies ironically make for ideal drama – to be so young with so much hope for the future and have it brutally crushed, ended.  And then to rise up as the team channels its sorrow into a positive force and beats the odds to win. A more stirring, similarly themed film is the 2006 WE ARE MARSHALL about the W. Virginia football team wiped out in a 1970 plane crash and subsequent efforts in ’71 to field a team. 

William Witney fans rejoice!  Here in an excellent print is Witney’s 1956 A STRANGE ADVENTURE (Blu-ray, Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Unrated). Set in a snowy hideaway where the good guys are held hostage by ruthless gangsters ADVENTURE is a mix of hotrod teen drama, classic film noir and old fashioned melodrama.  The Republic Pictures production boasts a transparent femme fatale in Liz Taylor lookalike Marla English, first-rate sociopathic villainy from typecast Jan Merlin and Nick Adams, who was in the previous year’s REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE with his good buddy James Dean. Here he’s an asthmatic crook.  Toby Roan and Jay Dee Witney offer an informative audio commentary. 

You won’t get a better look at Sixties’ Swinging London than the satirical SMASHING TIME (Blu-ray, Kino Lorber Studio Classics, Unrated).  This 1967 romp teamed two Bright British Lights – Lynn Redgrave, from the acting dynasty who had won fame as GEORGY GIRL (’66), and Rita Tushingham, the sparrow-like Liverpudlian star of the seminal British working class, kitchen sink dramatic trio, A TASTE OF HONEY, THE LEATHER BOYS and GIRL WITH GREEN EYES.  Thanks to film historian Kat Elinger’s brightly informed audio commentary, SMASHING TIME’s connection to what came before and its suggestion of where Britain was headed becomes clear.  A flop when first released, it’s wonderful mix of slapstick – just seeing the two stars side by side with Redgrave towering a head taller than Tushingham is a visual gag – satire and wish fulfillment plotting as the two lower class mates become celebrated and famous.  On hand, Michael York (Bob Fosse’s Oscar-winning CABARET was in his future).

Tim Robbins devoted himself to live, no-budget, avant garde theater as soon as he graduated from UCLA and CRADLE WILL ROCK (Blu-ray, Kino Lorber Studio Classics, R), a 1999 film revolving around a landmark 1930s agitprop play, reflects that.  As director-actor Robbins is best known for acting in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, BULL DURHAM and MYSTIC RIVER and writing and directing the anti-capital punishment drama DEAD MAN WALKING that won his longtime companion Susan Sarandon her Best Actress Academy Award. CRADLE, blessed with Robbins’ audio commentary, is set in New York during the Depression and highlights Orson Welles’ efforts to present his legendary stage production THE CRADLE WILL ROCK uncensored.  Here too is Nelson Rockefeller commissioning Mexico’s proudly anti-capitalist Communist artist Diego Rivera to create Rockefeller Center lobby murals (they’re still there!) which he … censored!  The extraordinary cast includes Bill Murray, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarandon, Hank Azaria, John Cusack, Jack Black, Paul Giamatti and Ruben Blades.

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          Leaky Amazon S3 Buckets: Challenges, Solutions and Best Practices      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 buckets have become a common source of data loss for public and private organizations alike. Here are five solutions you can use to evaluate the security of data stored in your S3 buckets.

For business professionals, the public cloud is a smorgasbord of micro-service offerings which provide rapid delivery of hardware and software solutions. For security and IT professionals, though, public cloud adoption represents a constant struggle to secure data and prevent unexpected exposure of private and confidential information. Balancing these requirements can be tricky, especially when trying to adhere to your organization’s unique Corporate Information Security Policies and Standards.

Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 buckets have become a common source of data loss for public and private organizations alike. Industry researchers and analysts most often attribute the root cause of the data loss to misconfigured services, vulnerable applications/tools, wide-open permissions, and / or usage of default credentials.

Recent examples of data leaks from AWS storage buckets include:

Data leakage is only one of the many risks presented by misuse of AWS S3 buckets. For example, attackers could potentially replace legitimate files with malicious ones for purposes of cryptocurrency mining or drive-by attacks.

To make matters worse for organizations (and simpler for hackers), automated tools are available to help find insecure S3 buckets.

How to protect data stored in AWS S3 buckets

Going back to the basics provides the most direct path to protecting your data. Recommended best practices for S3 buckets include always applying the principle of least privileges by using IAM policies and resource-based controls via Bucket Policies and Bucket ACLs.

Another best practice is to define a clear strategy for bucket content by taking the following steps:

  • Creating automated monitoring / audits / fixes of S3 bucket security changes via Cloud Trail, Cloud Watch and Lambda.
  • Creating a bucket lifecycle policy to transfer old data to an archive automatically based on usage patterns and age.
  • When creating new buckets, applying encryption by default via server-side encryption (SSE-S3/SSE-C/SSE-KMS) and / or client-side encryption.
  • Creating an S3 inventory list to automatically report inventory, replication and encryption in an easy to use CSV / ORC format.
  • Testing, testing and testing some more to make sure the controls mentioned above have been implemented effectively and the data is secure.

Here at Tenable, I have researched five additional solutions you can use to evaluate the security of data stored in S3 buckets. These five solutions, when implemented correctly and incorporated into daily operational checklists, can help you quickly assess your organization’s cyber exposure in the public cloud and help you determine next steps for securing your business-critical data.

  • Amazon Macie: Automates data discovery and classification. Uses Artificial Intelligence to classify data files on S3 by leveraging a rules engine that identifies application data, correlates file extensions and predictable data themes, with strong regex matching to determine data type, cloud trail events, errors and basic alerts.
  • Security Monkey: An open source bootstrap solution on github provided by Netflix. This implements monitoring, alerting and an auditable history of Cloud configurations across S3, IAM, Security Groups, Route 53, ELBs and SQS services.
  • Amazon Trusted Advisor: Helps perform multiple other functions apart from identifying insecure buckets.
  • Amazon S3 Inventory Tool: Provides either a CSV or ORC which further aids in auditing the replication and encryption status of objects in S3.
  • Custom S3 bucket scanning solutions: Scripts available on github can be used to scan and check specific S3 buckets. These include kromtech’s S3-Inspector and sa7mon’s S3Scanner. In addition, avineshwar’s slurp clone monitors certstream and enumerates s3 buckets from each domain.

With the business demanding speed and ease of use, we expect to see the continued evolution of applications, systems and infrastructure away from on-premises data centers secured behind highly segregated networks to cloud-based “X-as-a-Service” architectures. The solutions and guidance highlighted above will help you identify security gaps in your environment and bootstrap solutions to automate resolution, alerting and auditing, thereby helping you meet your organization's Corporate Information Security Policies and Standards.

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Our latest research examines real-world vulnerability assessment practices at 2,100 organizations to understand how defenders are approaching this crucial step in cyber hygiene.

For our latest research study, "Cyber Defender Strategies: What Your Vulnerability Assessment Practices Reveal," we explore how organizations are practicing vulnerability assessment (VA), and what these practices teach us about cyber maturity.

Our curiosity was piqued by our previous study, “Quantifying the Attacker's First-Mover Advantage,” which found it takes attackers a median of five days to gain access to a functioning exploit. In contrast, we learned, defenders take a median 12 days to assess for a vulnerability. The difference between the two results is a median seven-day window of opportunity for an attacker to strike, during which a defender isn’t even aware they’re vulnerable. This led us to consider how defenders are performing in the all-important discovery and assess phases of the Cyber Exposure Lifecycle.

Our Cyber Defender Strategies Report specifically focuses on key performance indicators (KPIs) associated with the Discover and Assess stages of the five-phase Cyber Exposure Lifecycle. During the first phase – Discover – assets are identified and mapped for visibility across any computing environment. The second phase – Assess – involves understanding the state of all assets, including vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and other health indicators. While these are only two phases of a longer process, together they decisively determine the scope and pace of subsequent phases, such as prioritization and remediation.

We wanted to learn more about how end users are conducting vulnerability assessment in the real world, what this tells us about their overall maturity level, and how this varies based on demographics.

Cyber Defender Strategies: Understanding Vulnerability Assessment KPIs

For our Cyber Defender Strategies Report, we analyzed five key performance indicators (KPIs) based on real-world end user vulnerability assessment behavior. These KPIs correlate to four VA maturity styles: Diligent, Investigative, Surveying and Minimalist.

We discovered about half (48%) of the enterprises included in the data set are practicing very mature (exhibiting a Diligent or Investigative style) vulnerability assessment strategies. However, just over half (52%) exhibit moderate- to low-level VA maturity (exhibiting a Surveying or Minimalist style). We’ll tell you more about what all this means in a moment. First, let’s take a quick look at the methodology we applied to arrive at these results.

To identify our four VA Styles, we trained a machine learning algorithm called archetypal analysis (AA) with anonymized scan telemetry data from more than 2,100 individual organizations in 66 countries. We analyzed just over 300,000 scans during a three-month period from March to May 2018. We identified a number of idealized VA behaviors within this data set and assigned organizations to groups defined by the archetype to which they most closely relate. The vulnerability assessment characteristics for each defender style are described in the table below.

Four Vulnerability Assessment Styles: What They Reveal

VA Style

VA Maturity Level

Characteristics

Diligent

High

The Diligent conducts comprehensive vulnerability assessment, tailoring scans as required by use case, but only authenticates selectively.

Investigative

Medium to High

The Investigator executes vulnerability assessments with a high level of maturity, but only assesses selective assets.

Surveying

Low to Medium

The Surveyor conducts frequent broad-scope vulnerability assessments, but focuses primarily on remote and network-facing vulnerabilities.

Minimalist

Low

The Minimalist executes bare minimum vulnerability assessments, typically as required by compliance mandates.

Source: Tenable Cyber Defender Strategies Report, August 2018.

Here’s what we learned about each vulnerability assessment style:

  • Only five percent of enterprises follow the Diligent style, displaying a high level of maturity across the majority of KPIs. Diligent followers conduct frequent vulnerability assessments with comprehensive asset coverage, as well as targeted, customized assessments for different asset groups and business units.
  • Forty-three percent follow the Investigative style, indicating a medium to high level of maturity. These organizations display a good scan cadence, leverage targeted scan templates, and authenticate most of their assets.
  • Nineteen percent of enterprises follow the Surveying style, placing them at a low to medium maturity level. Surveyors conduct broad-scope assessments, but with little authentication and little customization of scan templates.
  • Thirty-three percent of enterprises are at a low maturity, following the Minimalist style and conducting only limited assessments of selected assets.

Tenable Cyber Defender Strategies Report: Key Findings

Tenable Cyber Defender Strategies Report Key Findings August 2018

Source: Tenable, Cyber Defender Strategies Report, August 2018.

Vulnerability Assessment Matters at Every Maturity Level

By now, you’re probably forming an opinion about how your vulnerability assessment strategies stack up. If your organization seems to be leaning toward the lower-maturity Surveying or Minimalist styles, fear not. There is nothing wrong with being at a low maturity. What is wrong is choosing to remain there.

If you’re a later adopter, it means you have more work to do to catch up. It also means you can learn from the mistakes and experiences of early adopters. Rather than having your organization serve as a testing bed for untried, novel and immature solutions, you’ll benefit from the availability of tried-and-tested offerings. There’s also an existing pool of expertise you can tap into, rather than trying to develop your strategies from scratch. Skipping the experimentation phase, you are poised to jump right into optimization and innovation.

And, if you identify with the most mature vulnerability assessment strategies highlighted here, it doesn’t mean you can take a lengthy sabbatical. Even the most sophisticated defenders know their work is never done.

The ultimate objective – regardless of which style most closely aligns to your own – is to always keep evolving toward a higher level of maturity. We know it isn’t easy. Cybersecurity professionals are hauling a lot of historical baggage. You’re dealing with legacy technology and dependencies alongside the complexities of managing a growing portfolio of continuously evolving and emerging technologies. Meanwhile, the threat environment has escalated noticeably over the past few years. And all of this is happening against a backdrop of competitive business pressures.

When it comes to cybersecurity, we have hit escape velocity, and most organizations now get it.

Our Cyber Defender Strategies Report provides recommendations for each VA style, to help you advance to the next maturity level. We also explore how these four VA styles are distributed across major industry verticals and by organization size, so you can compare yourself with your peers. Click to download the full report.

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Thursday yowls and roars, good Kittens All...the crucial war for our FREEDOM OF SPEECH goes into superdrive, and will continue to relentlessly firestorm across our beloved country, and yes, across the entire world... 1776 FREEDOM WORLDWIDE, baby...
Oh, and believe this Big Cat, the people of China want their FREEDOM too-- from commie tyranny... okay, as Drudge exposed, now the Red Chinese tyranny is threatening to close down their Apple factories because of tariffs... well, to be honest, the Kougar says PLEASE SHUT THOSE SLAVE FACTORIES DOWN!!! NOW!
Okay, this Big Cat has no apple device, relies on no apple device, thus in her case, big effing deal ... now those of you do use apple devices might care a lot ... yeah, who gives a damn about the horrors of working in a China slave factory ... you think the Kougar is lying? Just do the research for yourself ... why are WE THE PEOPLE?  from the land of FREEDOM? buying slave-produced products??? Not to mention every last iota of your personal info, your login info, etc. is on the apple cloud, which is now OWNED by the Chinese Despot government ... isn't that fun, kiddos? Or, as the late great George Carlin might say, THE COMMIES GOT YOU BY THE BALLS.
And who has been warning you about this Chinese Cyber takeover for the last five years, at least? This Big Cat, and those like her, who can actually foresee this obvious developing future. Really, who couldn't have foreseen something like this happening? Given what was has happened in our world?

Rogue message in Chinese broadcast over intercom at National Weather Service...

Phone lines overtaken...


DRUDGE REPORT on Twitter: "APPLE Set for China Data Handover ...

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2 days ago - Good response would be tell China that Taiwan is willing to take over their role and by the way we are building capacity in the United States as ...

Previous Set - Drudge Report Archives

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From the July 25, 2018 11:16:27 GMT edition of the Drudge Report. Under pressure ... Drudge ReportAPPLE iCloud data in China now stored by state-run firm.

Okay, how many otherworld aliens is the Earth *Space Force* at war with... that is the real question... or how many otherworld aliens are deliberately attacking Earth? Check out the very fascinating article below: "Russian Fleet Rushes To Arctic Over Fears US May Have Started War With Unknown Alien Species" 

THIS IS JUST FUN... 

VIDEO: WATCH WHAT HAPPENED WHEN ALEX JONES FOUND OUT HE WAS CENSORED

No globalist is safe


Infowars has obtained exclusive footage of founder Alex Jones reacting to being banned off social media.




Yep... they are that stupidly arrogant... and dangerous as a rabid junkyard dog... 

COMMUNITY STANDARDS = TECH GIANT COMMIE CENSORSHIP 

THEY DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' REASON FOR MASS MURDERING INFOWARS ON THEIR TAXPAYER FUNDED SPY PLATFORMS 


OKAY, IT'S ON, EARTHERS, AND MORE SUCH ATTACKS WILL BE HAPPENING... GOOD LUCK ON KNOWING ABOUT IT, THOUGH ... 

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2625.htm

August 8, 2018
Russian Fleet Rushes To Arctic Over Fears US May Have Started War With Unknown Alien Species
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
At the same time the highly influential Veteran Intelligent Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) organization is warning President Trump that the “Deep State” intelligence on Iran he is receiving could be catastrophic, a new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin today suggests that the United States, if not the entire world, may have even bigger things to worry about—and is due to a believed to be shootdown by the US Air Force of a known and accepted “interstellar-interdimensional device” (most commonly referred as a UFO) within the Arctic Circle on 25 July, whose explosive force was registered at 2.1 kilotons—and has now seen this “devices” suspected “pair-mate”, on 4 Augustenter our Earth’s atmosphere in the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Region-Yugra in West Siberia from where it began transversing the globe—until yesterday, 7 August,when it hovered in the skies over the Philippines, then raced towards the Arctic Circle where it plunged into the Greenland Sea with enough force to cause a 5.8 magnitude earthquake—and in response to President Putin, just hours ago, ordered the immediate deployment of the entire Russian Northern Fleet to Arctic waters.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

Massive “interstellar-interdimensinal” device (above) makes rare appearance over Philippines before racing to, and then plunging into, the Greenland Sea on 7 August 2018

According to this report, throughout the entirety of recorded human history, one of our planet’s most enduring mysteries has been the sudden and unexplained appearance of massive “interstellar-interdimensional” devices in our skies—and who, in the concealing of their presence, use unknown technology to envelope themselves in massive cloud formations—so gigantic, in fact, the late American physicist William Corliss Ph.D., in his 1983 scientific research paper titled “Tornadoes, Dark Days, Anomalous Precipitation, and Related Weather Phenomena”, documented them being able to cover entire regions, resulting in what he called “Dark Days”, as the Sunwould be completely obliterated from the sky.
One of the most written about “Dark Days” associated with these “interstellar-interdimensinal” devices in near historic times, this report details, occurred on 19 May 1780 throughout the entire region of the United Statesknown as New England—and where, shortly before Noon on that day, the sky turned yellowish, then went completely black.  


Shortly before Noon, on Friday, 20 July 2018, this report notes, another of these “Dark Days” occurred that covered the entire Eveno-Bytantaisky and Zhigansky districts of Russia’s coldest region Yakutia—and whose residents of refused to accept official explanations, with many of them stating it was, indeed, caused by what they called a massive UFO.
Though not having the technology to fully track these “interstellar-interdimensional” devices when they enter our Earth’s atmosphere, this report says, this particular “Dark Day” cause, five days later, on 25 July, was determined by the MoD to be operating within the Arctic Circle—with it then being observed that a missile had fired by the US Air Force from their Arctic Circle air base, and that was immediately followed with the registering of a 2.1 kiloton explosion—but that the Americans claimed was due to a crashed meteorite.   

US Air Force fighter pilots admit their being ordered to fire on UFO’s

Near simultaneously with this 2.1 kiloton explosion occurring in the Arctic, this report continues, and also on 25 July, the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) sent out an urgent astrogram (astronomer’s telegram) notifying the world that they had just detected a mysterious fast radio burst (FRB) they designated FRB 180725—and whose frequency of 580 MHz is nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other radio burst ever detected in history.
MoD analysts, this report concludes, have formed a hypothesis that this mysterious never seen before FRB was directed to the “interstellar-interdimensional” device fired on by the US Air Force—and that caused its “pair mate” device to come to its rescue as it may be lying disabled on the seafloor within the Arctic Circle—but whose full consequences of, should the worst have happened, and the Americans, indeed, fired upon an alien craft, are contained in the most highly classified section of this MoD report we’re not allowed to mention—other then to note its containing the full details of the most infamous “Dark Day” event occurring in recorded human history on 14 April 1561—and was when the inhabitants of the German city of Nuremberg witnessed a massive aerial battle involving hundreds of UFO’s in the skies above them—but whose cause of has never been known.  

UFO battle over the German city of Nuremberg on 14 April 1561 as printed in an illustrated news notice in the same month

August 8, 2018 © EU and US all rights reserved.  Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted under the condition it is linked back to its original source at WhatDoesItMean.Com. Freebase content licensed under CC-BY and GFDL.

ANCIENT ET SPACESHIP, OR LOST TECHNOLOGY ON EARTH? 

WHEN RON PAUL GETS SERIOUSLY CENSORED, YOU KNOW THE FALSE FLAGS ARE ON THE DRAWING BOARD... BIGTIME... 

‘TRUTH IS TREASON IN EMPIRE OF LIES’: RON PAUL ON BIG TECH CENSORSHIP

“Challenging the status quo is what they can’t stand and it unnerves them, so they have to silence people.”

‘Truth is treason in empire of lies’: Ron Paul on Big Tech censorship


After the executive director of the Ron Paul Institute got suspended on Twitter, the former congressman from Texas told RT that social media crackdowns are part of a broader effort to silence dissent in the US.
While social media could be a “real delight” and very informative, the biggest role social networks are playing is “working with the government,” Ron Paul told RT on Tuesday. The government is indirectly regulating speech through companies like Twitter and Facebook, he added.
“You get accused of treasonous activity and treasonous speech because in an empire of lies the truth is treason,” Paul said. “Challenging the status quo is what they can’t stand and it unnerves them, so they have to silence people.”

Paul served in the House of Representatives for over 25 years before retiring in 2013 and setting up the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity. The institute’s executive director, Daniel McAdams, found himself suspended from Twitter on Monday, apparently for retweeting a comment by radio show host Scott Horton.
Horton, who is also the editorial director of Antiwar.com, was suspended for criticizing journalist Jonathan M. Katz, after Katz complained to Twitter and got former former State Department employee and author Peter Van Buren banned from the platform.
“I’m just hoping that technology can stay ahead of it all and that we can have real alternatives to the dependency on Twitter and other companies that have been working hand in glove with the government,”Paul told RT.
“And if we, some of us, tell the truth about our government, they call us treasonous and say we’re speaking out of line and they’d like to punish us, and I think that’s part of what’s happening with social media,” he added.

https://www.infowars.com/forbidden-information-infowars-launches-grassroots-guerrilla-campaign 

INFOWARS IS FORBIDDEN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, AND THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD 

‘FORBIDDEN INFORMATION’: ALEX JONES LAUNCHES NATIONWIDE GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN

Red pill your town or neighborhood in this fight for free speech


‘Forbidden Information’: Alex Jones Launches Nationwide Grassroots Campaign
As the past days have made clear, Infowars is the forbidden information the globalists don’t want you to have.
Youtube, Facebook, Apple, Google and others have declared war on free thought, and they’re determined to use their algorithms to censor other conservative voices.
In light of the coordinated blacklisting by big tech monopolies, Infowars is going low-tech and grassroots to circumvent their digital censorship.
Use your own design, or print out ours and post in your area:
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Remember to place them in legal and lawful areas and abide by all local ordinances when displaying your posters. Some places you might post them include entertainment venues, eateries, bars or other public commons areas where posters are already featured.
As always, we here at Infowars salute you, our humble audience, and are deeply grateful for your continued support.

BANNING THE FIRST AMENDMENT COULD LEAD TO A SHOOTING WAR... AND WHY NOT? FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS A FOUNDATION FOR 1776  ... HOWEVER, THOSE EVIL GLOBALISTS ORCHESTRATING A VIOLENT UPRISING SHOULD BE THE FIRST TO EXPERIENCE REAL JUSTICE... 

August 8, 2018

As Globalists And Big Tech 'Identify, Vilify, Nullify And Destroy', Totalitarian Attempts To Ban The 1st Amendment Could Lead To Rivers Of Blood Flowing Through The Streets Of America

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By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die

With 'big tech' and the globalists having launched an all-out war upon the 1st Amendment with Alex Jones and Infowars clearly the 'canary in the coal mine' of tyranny, Steve Quayle recently warned while linking to this story over at Intellihub about the fiasco: "when there is no 'alt news', murder and death will rule the day". 


With Senate Democrats now actually floating plans that would see the US government taking over the internet according to a leaked memo circulating among them that details a plethora of authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms such as Infowars and ANP, allegedly to "get tough on Russian bots and fake news", the fact that one Democratic senator recently said "the survival of our democracy depends on banning sites like InfoWars" tells us everything that we need to know going forward in 2018. (REMINDER TO CONGRESS: Your job approval rating SUCKS at 18%!)

As Quayle also mentioned while linking to this story over at Zero Hedge which reports that the censorship crackdown continues with twitter suspending several accounts of prominent libertarians, including the account of the Director of the Ron Paul Institute, "the first victim in any war is truth - 'propaganda is the execution squad' to all truth - the full-scale NWO pogrom begins!

http://allnewspipeline.com/With_The_Purge_Having_Begun_Is_Civil_War_Next.php


HOW MANY ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS ON OUR PRESIDENT TRUMP? LIKELY, IT SURPASSES THIRTEEN IN NUMBER, IN THE KOUGAR'S OPINION 

http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index2622.htm

August 5, 2018
Trump Taunts “Deep State” Daring Them To Assassinate Him As Historic US-Russia Alliance To Save World Gains Speed
By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers
An astonishing historically centered new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today says that 48-hours after a suspected to be CIA assassination plot failed to kill their nations leader in Wilkes-BarrePennsylvania, an appearing to be fearless President Donald Trump appeared openly again before a cheering crowd of his supporters in Lewis CenterOhio where he actually taunted his “Deep State” demonic anti-Christ globalist enemies daring them to try to assassinate him again—and that he did so by his unmistakably declaring his allegiance to the 25th President of the United States William McKinley—and afterwards Trump’s allegiance to McKinley spreading like wildfire across the globe spurring comments like “Did you pick it up? CONFIRMED!  The Trump US government will begin to fund itself by everything else EXCEPT INCOME TAXES.  That's the future economic plan and I'm so jealous I'm not an American!!!”—with the true significant origins of what Trump is doing being able to be traced back to “The Two Liberators”, Tsar Alexander II and President Abraham Lincoln.  [Note: Some words and/or phrases appearing in quotes in this report are English language approximations of Russian words/phrases having no exact counterpart.]

President Donald Trump not so subtly taunts the “Deep State” to try to assassinate him again during rally in Lewis CenterOhio, on 4 August 2018

According to this report, having been expunged from their history books in order to keep the American people from knowing the true history of their past, the greatest enemy of both the United Statesand Russia has always been the Rated: PG-13

Release Date: Jun 08, 2018

          ADOM now on Steam, a review.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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It's hard to believe that I've been playing this game for nearly 20 years.  My favorite game (ever) has just released on Steam this week.  If you like RPGs and/or Roguelike Games, you owe it to yourself to check out Ancient Domains of Mystery (ADOM) on Steam.  Since this is release week, it's on sale. 


Get It Here:   http://store.steampowered.com/app/333300

If you aren't familiar with ADOM, it's a roguelike game. Maybe you've heard of Rogue, Dwarf Fortress, Nethack, Heroic Adventure!, etc...?  It's best described as a Tactical-RPG where death is permanent and all items are randomized when a new game is created. Discovery is a huge part of a game like this, and there is plenty to discover here. Villages, Magic, Story, Questlines... ADOM has it all, and is one of the original roguelikes.

You may be thinking, how is this a roguelike... it's too pretty. It's true, ADOM has gotten a fresh coat of paint, along with some necessary engine overhauls to make it work in the Steam ecosphere, but it's still very much the same game at heart.  In fact, ASCII mode is only a couple of clicks away if that's how you roll. (Though I have to admit, the new interface is really sweet.)

I've only gotten a few games in since release yesterday, but I can attest to many, many late (all) nighters with this game.  There's a certain threshold that once you get past it, in terms of progress, you really don't want to stop, for fear of angering the RNG gods.

If you're looking for a fun, but brutal, RPG... you owe it to yourself to pick this one up.



          Molecular Templates, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Molecular Templates, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTEM, “Molecular” or “Molecular Templates”), a clinical-stage oncology company focused on the discovery and development of the company’s proprietary engineered toxin bodies (ETBs), which are differentiated, targeted, biologic therapeutics for cancer, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2018. As of June 30, 2018, […]
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New fossils suggest hadrosaurs and therizinosaurs migrated between Central Asia and North America 100 million years ago. The ancient dinosaur remains, dated to the Late Cretaceous, were recovered from the Cantwell Formation in Alaska's Denali National Park. The discovery marked the first time hadrosaur and therizinosaur bones have been found together in North America. Hadrosaurs,
          Cavalier Non-Apologies      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Josh Hader, Sean Newcomb, and Trea Turner with strikes, apologies, and actions underneath them

Josh Hader, Sean Newcomb, and Trea Turner (Illustration by Bitch Media/Photo credit: Patrick Smith, Patrick McDermott, Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

It has been a really hard few weeks for marginalized baseball fans. While it’s always kind of hard to love a sport, players, and culture that all-too-often don’t love you back, it has felt even harder recently as bigoted tweets from players resurface over and over again. In the aftermath, we’re left with reeling fans who are harmed by the words, athletes trying desperately to apologize, and the (mostly white and male) sports media working overtime to let the players off the hook. But the people who are directly hurt by their favorite players’ cavalier tweets are saying that their apologies aren’t enough and players, teams, and media members need to do better.

It all began back on July 17 during the MLB All-Star Game when Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader was on the mound. He’d been having a breakout season, and the 24-year-old reliever, who grew up near Washington, D.C. where the game was being played, had family in the crowd. By the time he left the mound—after giving up a three-run homerun—his name was known for very different reasons. Tweets had been found from 2011 and 2012 in which the then-17-year-old Hader had written an assortment of racist, homophobic, and misogynistic thoughts and slurs, including “kkk,” “white power,” and “I hate gay people.”

Hader later apologized in a press conference for what he chalked up to a youthful mistake. “I’m deeply sorry for what I’ve said, and it doesn’t reflect any of my beliefs going on now. I was young, immature, and stupid, and there’s no excuses for what was said or what happened.” He also blamed rap lyrics. His teammates rallied behind him, likely because they had little choice in the sport where presenting a unified front is valued above all else, and he received a standing ovation in his first home appearance after the scandal. White baseball writers, like Jon Heyman (who blocked me and other female sports writers after we took issue with his coverage of domestic violence allegations against players), bent over backward to excuse him, writing that the tweets “shouldn’t ruin his life” and calling the then-17-year-old Hader “a child.”

It’s worth noting that the person who posted Hader’s tweets is a 16-year-old white kid, who told the Associated Press, “I’m younger than he was at the time, and no one would ever see anything like that from me. It’s horrid.” Then, this week, more tweets surfaced from Atlanta Braves pitcher Sean Newcomb and Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner that contained racist and homophobic slurs. They, too, scrambled to issue apologies and assure the public that their tweets were not representative of their views, or the people they were today. The media has rushed to ask their teammates of color to speak about them without recognizing the systemic barriers and racism that exists in their own clubhouses that might preclude them from saying anything other than what a great guy the offending player is.

But all three of these apologies are lacking, and even my 4-year-old could tell you why. Because a real, true apology comes with action—a demonstration of how you’re going to do better and be better. There’s a song on the PBS Kids show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood that tells kids, “Saying sorry is the first step.” The next step is asking, “How can I help?” In our house, I teach my kids a three-part apology: 1) saying you’re sorry, 2) explicitly saying what you’re sorry for, and 3) asking what you can do to make it better.

Most of the athlete apologies vaguely refer to “offensive” tweets or words, but don’t use words like “homophobic,” “racist,” or “misogynist.” Instead, they skirt around naming their offense. They often apologize to their teams or their organizations—Turner initially apologized for bringing “negative light” onto himself—but they never apologize to the people, fans, and communities they hurt. People like Jenn Rubenstein, a Nationals fan who tweeted at Turner about the impact his words had for them:

“Those words you used?… You knew what they were. You knew what they meant. You may not have thought you meant it *that way,* but in the end your intent doesn’t really matter,” Rubenstein wrote. “If you run over my foot, but you didn’t *mean* to, that doesn’t make my foot less broken, or make it hurt less. An apology, a real one, wouldn’t fix it—but it would help. (By “real” I mean acknowledging pain you caused, *even inadvertently,* [and] how you’ll do better.)” (Rubenstein has also been donating money based on the statistics of athletes who have made homophobic comments through their Twitter account @queerfancystats.)

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To his credit, Turner issued a much better apology the next day, specifically apologizing to the “LGBT, African-American, and special needs communities.” He also apologized to the fans that were hurt: “A lot of fans had been sharing their thoughts in the last few days and I’ve had a chance to read a few of them. I think that’s where it is most affected by what I said and I want to apologize to those people.”

But none of these players have said how they plan to show they’re sorry, and none have faced any disciplinary action from their teams or Major League Baseball itself. Hader was ordered to attend sensitivity training with Billy Bean, MLB’s vice-president for social responsibility and inclusion, and Newcomb and Turner will meet with him, too. In the past, Bean, who is gay, has been used to help defend offending players—a blog post earlier this season by a fan named Andrew, noted that in media coverage from The Athletic that followed Toronto Blue Jay Kevin Pillar’s on-field use of a gay slur last season, “Bean’s personal support of Pillar is used as a kind of Gay Balm for the sport’s persistent homophobia.”

But what about reaching out to the fan communities and donating their time or some money to an organization doing work with marginalized people? In Turner’s case, it would be quite easy. His teammate, Sean Doolittle, works with the D.C.-area organization, SMYAL, to support LGBTQ youth. Taking accountability and showing sincere remorse requires action, and demonstrably showing that you plan to make it right. Otherwise, the words ring hollow. Turner seems to know that, and a column in the Washington Post said that, going forward, “he is trying to determine the best way to demonstrate that growth, to use his platform for good instead of the hurt he caused with those tweets.”

It’s a continuation of the message women are constantly receiving from the sports world: You don’t belong here; this space is not for you. We’re constantly being reminded that we don’t matter.

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In Pillar’s case from last season, he donated his salary from the two games he was suspended to a LGBTQ organization; but as Andrew noted in another post, “That’s not charity, but punishment. The result is the same, money going to LGBTQ ally organizations, but it doesn’t reflect growth on Pillar’s part.” And the following year, a white, cisgender, heterosexual baseball writer wrote about his redemption and growth process a year later. The piece centered Pillar, and how hard the experience was for him, like Heyman’s column centered Hader’s feelings following the discovery of his tweets.

The pain that professional athletes like Pillar and Hader experience as a result of their own words is nothing compared to the impact those words have for the communities they were directed toward. Let’s be clear: These athletes are white, rich, and, as Doolittle tweeted, “have been at the top of the food chain since high school.” Nothing anyone can say to them can really hurt them. In contrast, the impact for marginalized people affected by their words is very real: according to the Trevor Project, lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of straight youth and are almost five times as likely to have attempted suicide.

Each episode of homophobic harassment or abuse more than doubles the likelihood of self-harm. Black Americans are subjected to police violence and mass incarceration, being incarcerated at more than five times the rate than white Americans are. One in six women will be the victim of sexual assault in her lifetime, according to RAINN.

Trea Turner and Josh Hader

Trea Turner and Josh Hader

Trea Turner and Josh Hader (Illustration by Bitch Media/Photo credit: Scott Cunningham and Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

These statistics give a face to what can seem like a victimless offense of sending random teenage thoughts into the Twitter void because it’s very likely that these players don’t see themselves as bigots, and their comments, as their apologies attest, “are not representative of” who they are today. But there is a very real cultural problem that lets white, teenage boys think their words aren’t hurting anyone and that “it’s not serious,” because their words aren’t hurting people like them. Since they will never know what it feels like to have a slur hurled their way or to experience violence as a result of their identity, they also don’t understand how serious these words really are.

It’s clear that a cultural shift needs to happen. The solution is not, as some people have suggested, to make sure that professional athletes scrub their profiles when they’re drafted. As Dr. David J. Leonard, author of Playing While White, noted on Twitter, “The calls for white MLB players to ‘scrub’ or ‘clean up’ social media to get rid ‘evidence’ of racism, sexism and homophobia is emblematic of our collective refusal to address root issues all while focusing on etiquette and simply performing equity, diversity [and] inclusion.” And, as Barry Petchesky pointed out at Deadspin, there is value in public shaming, and hopefully some teenage boys are learning from their favorite athletes’ falls from grace.

Even still, for the people hurt by their words, moving on will never truly be an option. As a queer woman, I will remember their words every time they step on the field, a reminder that baseball isn’t supposed to be for people like me.

by Britni de la Cretaz
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Britni de la Cretaz is a freelance writer and baseball enthusiast living in Boston. Follow her on Twitter at @britnidlc.


          IT Security Analyst (AMERICAS) - Barry Callebaut - Saint-Hyacinthe, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Genome Editing Market Share, Value, Trends And Forecast 2023      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
(EMAILWIRE.COM, August 09, 2018 ) Genome Editing Market was worth USD 3.71 billion in 2018 and estimated to be growing at a CAGR of 14.42%, to reach USD 7.28 billion by 2023. Genome editing is the procedure of modifying DNA within a cell, accurately and efficiently in order to make an organisms life functions enhanced. It is a form of genetic engineering wherein, DNA is inserted or replaced or even deleted from the genome of a living organism, using genetically engineered nucleases. It is a vital and emerging field in biology that offers a lot of scope for research and development as well.

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Applications of genome editing include therapeutic genetic editing as well in infected cells and tissues, thereby removing dangerous mutations, disruption of viral DNA and addition of therapeutic transgenes. It also plays a pivotal role in the future development of stem cell engineering and gene therapy. Additionally, antiviral applications for therapy of uncured diseases such as HIV, herpes and hepatitis B are also under research.

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The major factors affecting the Genome Editing market include the increasing use of genetically modified crops and the technological advancements in the field. The willingness of the government to provide ample funding for further research and development in the area is yet another booster to the market growth. Even though the market is expected to grow vastly in the future years, it is hampered by factors such as the high costs associated with genomic equipment and ethical concerns regarding the modification of and organisms DNA.

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The Global Genome Editing market is broadly classified into Cell Line, Animal Genetic and Plant Genetic Engineering in the basis of application, by technology into CRISPR, TALEN, ZFN, Antisense and Other Technologies and on the basis of end user into Biotechnological & Pharmaceutical Companies, Academic and Government Research Institutes and Contract Research Organizations. Based on geography, the global market is analysed under various regions namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa. The Genome Editing Market is dominated by North America in 2016 with the region accounting for 40% of the overall market share. North America was followed next in line by Europe and Asia-Pacific. Asia-Pacific is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years as is evident from the high CAGR value for the region. Another promising region for the market is Latin America, which is expected to show high growth rates in coming years.

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          UFOs, ALCHEMY, SECRET SOCIETIES AND THE NEW WORLD ORDER      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Down through the centuries, very mysterious individuals have appeared at certain moments in human history and provided convincing demonstrations that "impossible" inventions are possible.

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A "respectable burgher of North Holland" appeared "modest and simple" to the alchemist Helvetius one day in 1666. It was the stranger’s incredible knowledge that startled and inspired the alchemists of Helvetius's day, and though these learned and determined men never did acquire the philosopher's stone that would transmute lead into gold, they did fashion the seeds of the science of chemistry that has accomplished so many transmutations of the human environment and the human condition in the last three hundred years.

Out of the smoky laboratories of the alchemists, Albert le Grand produced potassium lye; Raymond Lully prepared bicarbonate of potassium; Paracelsus described zinc and introduced chemical compounds in medicine; Blaise Vigenere discovered benzoic acid; Basil Valentine perfected sulfuric acid; and Johann Friedrich Boetticher be-came the first European to produce porcelain.

While each of the above is an important discovery, there are rumors that lying amidst the musty pages of certain ancient alchemical laboratories there are recorded experiments with photography, radio transmission, phonography, and aerial flight.

Throughout the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, there were many scholars who claimed that they had received late-night visits from mysterious members of a secret society that had accomplished the transmutation of metals, the means of prolonging life, the knowledge to see and to hear what was occurring in distant places, and the ability to travel across the heavens in heavier-than-air vehicles.

Numerous occult groups have been created around the belief that centuries ago a secret society achieved a high level of scientific knowledge that they carefully guarded from the rest of humanity. According to these occultists, certain men of genius in ancient Egypt and Persia were given access to the records of the advanced technologies of the antediluvian world of Atlantis. Many hundreds of years ago, these ancient masters learned to duplicate many of the feats of the Titans of the lost continent.

There are persistent legends in nearly every culture that tell of an Elder Race that populated the Earth millions of years ago. The Old Ones, who may originally have been of extraterrestrial origin or the survivors of highly advanced terrestrial civilization that was destroyed after the last Ice Age, were an immensely intelligent and scientifically sophisticated species who eventually chose to structure their own environment under the surface of the planet's soil and seas. The Old Ones usually remain aloof from the surface dwellers, but from time to time throughout history, they have been known to visit certain of Earth's more intelligent members in the guise of alchemist or mysterious scientists in order to offer constructive criticism and, in some cases, to give valuable advice in the material sciences.

The decision to form an ancient secret society may have been based on the members' highly developed moral sense and their recognition of the awesome position of responsibility that the discovery of such applications of ancient knowledge had placed upon them. They may have decided to keep their own counsel until the rest of the world had become enlightened enough to deal wisely with such a high degree of technical accomplishments.     

From time to time, the secret society may decide the time is propitious to make one of its discoveries known to the "outside world." Such intervention in the affairs of humankind is usually accomplished by carefully feeding certain fragments of research to "outside" scientists whose work and attitude have been judged particularly deserving. When these scientists accomplish the breakthroughs in their research, they credit the success of the experiments to their own diligence, and the secrecy the society prizes so highly is maintained.

On the other hand, the secret society may feel little or no responsibility of any kind to those humans outside of their group. They may be merely biding their time until they turn the great mass of humanity into their slaves.

By the 1840s, the legend of Agharta had already been widely circulated among the mystically minded in Germany. According to this ancient tradition, the Master of the World already controlled many of the kings and rulers of the surface world by exercising his occult powers. Soon this Master and his super race would launch an invasion of Earth and subjugate all humans to his will.

If certain master magicians, disciples of the Titans, individuals of exceptional intellect, power, and wealth, actually did achieve a high degree of technical accomplishment sev¬eral centuries ago, then they could very well be responsible for a good many of the strange and mysterious vehicles seen in our skies. And if alien life-forms apprehended their advanced technology at the end of the previous century, then they might have established an alliance with the society of humans that easily appeared to be the more advanced and worthy to receive the benefits of their extraterrestrial super science.

The year 1897 may have seemed an ideal time to show the “outsiders” just how far advanced the members of the ancient secret society really were.

The science of the outsiders seemed as though it had gone about as far as it could go, and it was poised confidently on the brink of the twentieth century. Many of the world's most learned men and women were filled with pride over a host of new technological accomplishments.

In 1893, Karl Benz and Henry Ford built their first four¬wheeled automobiles. Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope (1889) was among the first practical systems of cinematography, and in 1895, Louis and Auguste Lumiere presented the first commercial projection. In that same year, Wilhelm Roentgen dis¬covered X rays, Marconi invented radio telegraphy, and Konstantin Tsiolkovsky formulated the principle of rocket reaction propulsion. In 1896, William Ramsay isolated helium, Ernest Rutherford accomplished the magnetic detection of electrical waves, and Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity. The Royal Automobile Club was founded in London in 1897, and cars were going faster every year.

However, with all of these scientific marvels about which to boast, there were as yet no heavier-than-air aerial vehicles to occupy the efforts and the interests of potential aviators; and a good number of brilliant scientists of great reputation had gone on record with their arguments that it was aerodynamically impossible to build such a flying machine. On the other hand, the future of balloon transport seemed promising, and gondolas could be attached to carry passengers. With all the other wonders of modern science, how could anyone bemoan the lack of heavier-than-air flying machines?

And yet, in March of 1897, a bizarre aircraft, often described as resembling a cone-shaped steamboat, was seen flying across the United States and later throughout the world.

The German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin did not build his famous airship, a rigid dirigible, until 1898. Could some mysterious unknown inventors have beaten Count von Zeppelin to the drawing board with a much more impressive vehicle, a forerunner of the modern passenger plane? Or was a secret terrestrial society of master magicians once again displaying their superiority over the outsiders?

The flights of the enigmatic airship continued until August of 1897 when the craft was sighted off the coast of Norway and over Vancouver, British Columbia on the same day.

After a twelve-year absence, the airship reappeared over England in 1909. Within a matter of days, it was sighted over New Zealand, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and Tennessee. Its final appearance seems to have been over Memphis on January 20, 1910.

In 1871, occultist Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote The Coming Race, a novel about a small group of German mystics who had discovered a race of supermen living within the Earth’s interior. The super race had built a paradise based on The Vril Force, a form of energy so powerful that the older beings had outlawed its use as a potential weapon. The Vril, was derived from the Black Sun, a large ball of “Prima Materia” that provided light and radiation to the inhabitants of the inner Earth.

In 1919, Karl Haushofer founded the Brothers of the Light Society in Berlin, and soon changed its name to the Vril Society. As Haushofer’s Vril grew in prominence, it united three major occult societies, the Lords of the Black Stone, the Black Knights of the Thule Society, and the Black Sun and chose the swastika, the hooked cross, as its symbol of the worship of the Black Sun.     

As with many secret groups, there appears to have been more than one order--those who followed the Golden Sun and those who followed the Black Sun. The Black Sun, like the Swastika, is a very ancient symbol. While the Swastika represents the eternal fountain of creation, the Black Sun is even older, suggesting the very void of creation itself. The symbol on the Nazi flag is the Thule Sonnenrad (Sun Wheel), not a reversed good luck Swastika. The Black Sun can be seen in many ancient Babylonian and Assyrian places of worship.

While these societies borrowed some concepts and rites from various Hermetic groups, they placed special emphasis on the innate mystical powers of the Aryan race. The Vril and its fellow societies maintained that the Germanic/Nordic/ Teutonic people were of Aryan origin, and that Christianity had destroyed the power of the Teutonic civilization.     

The secret societies formed in Germany wanted desperately to prove themselves worthy of the super humans that lived beneath the surface of the planet and they wished to be able to control the incredibly powerful Vril force. This ancient force had been known among the alchemists and magicians as the Chi, the Odic force, the Orgone, the Astral Light, and they were well aware of its transformative powers to create supermen of ordinary mortals.

In 1921, Maria Orsic (Orsitch), a medium in the society, now renamed Vril Gesellschaft, began claiming spirit messages originating from Aryan aliens on Alpha Tauri in the Aldeberan star system. Orsic and another medium named Sigrun, learned that the aliens spoke of two classes of people on their world--the Aryan, or master race, and a subservient planetary race that had evolved through mutation and climate changes. A half billion years ago, the Aryans, also known as the Elohim or Elder Race, began to colonize our solar system. On Earth, the Aryans were identified as the Sumerians until they elected to carve out an empire for themselves in the hollow of the planet.

Students of the Vril Society also insist that extraterrestrials worked with Nazi scientists to create early models of flying saucers. According to some researchers, an alien tutor race secretly began cooperating with certain German scientists from the Thule, the Vril, and the Black Sun societies in the late 1920s. Working in underground bases with the alien intelligences, the Nazis mastered antigravity space flight, established space stations, accomplished time travel, an developed their spacecraft to warp speeds.

In 1922, members of Thule and Vril claim to have built the Jenseitsflugmaschine, the Other World Flight Machine, based on the psychic messages received from the Aldebaran aliens. W. O. Schulmann of the Technical University of Munich was in charge of the project until it was halted in 1924, and the craft was stored in Messerschmitt’s Augsburg. In 1937, after Hitler came into power, he authorized the construction of the Rund flugzeug, the round, or disk-shaped vehicle, for military use and for spaceflight.

In April, 1942, Nazi Germany sent out an expedition composed of a number of its most visionary scientists to seek a military vantage point in the hollow earth. Although the expedition of leading scientists left at a time when the Third Reich was putting maximum effort in their drive against the Allies, Goering, Himmler, and Hitler are said to have enthusiastically endorsed the project. Steeped in the more esoteric teachings of metaphysics, the Fuehrer had long been convinced that Earth was concave and that a master race lived on the inside of the planet.

The Nazi scientists who left for the island of Rugen had complete confidence in the validity of their quest. In their minds, such a coup as discovering the opening to the Inner World would not only provide them with a military advantage, but it would go a long way in convincing the Masters who lived there that the German people truly deserved to mix their blood with them in the creation of a hybrid master race to occupy the surface world, truly a New World Order.

In 1991when President George H.W. Bush began speaking about a New World Order to beef up his campaign for reelection, evangelist Pat Robertson, who was briefly a presidential candidate, passionately spoke out that "new world order" was actually a code for a secret group that sought to replace Christian society with a worldwide atheistic socialist dictatorship.

Bush, the conspiracy buffs charged, was a member of one of the world's most devilish and powerful secret societies: the Order of Skull and Bones. What was more, according to these same conspiracists, Bush was linked to the Bilderbergers and the Trilateral Commission, dangerous elitist organizations.

At about the same time that President Bush's alleged secret affiliations were being exposed, a number of fundamentalist evangelists began to take their first real notice of the UFO phenomenon and saw the mysterious aerial objects as the "signs in the skies" referred to in apocalyptic literature and in the book of Revelation. It was a short leap or many evangelists to begin to blend accounts of UFOs with the secret societies of top U.S. government officials, politicians, corporate chairmen, international bankers, and many others who sought to bring into being the dreaded "New World Order."

According to the proponents of this cosmic conspiracy, when President Ronald Reagan gave his famous "alien invasion" speech to the entire United Nations General Assembly in September of 1987, he had already secretly advised representatives of the 176 member nations that the leaders of their respective governments must meet the demands of the technologically superior extraterrestrials or be destroyed.

As Reagan said in his speech: "I occasionally think how quickly our differences worldwide would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world. And yet I ask you, is not an alien threat already among us?"

Some UFO researchers have warned that highly placed members of an ancient secret society that can trace its origins beyond the temples of ancient Egypt to Atlantis have established a plan to create a carefully staged "alien invasion" that will convince the masses of the world that a real-life War of the Worlds alien attack is about to begin. People of all nations will believe their leaders who say that it has been learned that the aliens are a benevolent species and that unconditional surrender to them is for everyone's own good.

Immediately following the "surrender" to the aliens, the leaders of the ancient secret society will form a One World Government, a New World Order, thus fulfilling biblical prophecies about a return to the days of Babylon.

Concern over interference by secret societies in the affairs of government was considered very real long before our present-day paranoia. For hundreds of years, certain scholars have worried about global conspiracies being conducted in secret by such groups as the Knights Templar, the Vril, the Thule, the Black Sun, and the Illuminati--who may all be waiting until the pro¬pitious time to complete world domination.

In 1876, Benjamin Disraeli, British prime minister, warned: "The governments of the present day have to deal not merely with other governments, with emperors, kings, and ministers, but also with the secret societies which have everywhere their unscrupulous agents, and can at the last moment upset all the governments' plans."

For more information about conspiracies and the Conspiracies and Secret Societies: The Complete Dossier by Brad and Sherry Steiger

 


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Vinyl reissues of Achtung Baby, Zooropa, and The Best of 1980-1990. by Ned Lannamann

Creativity and commerce have always had a touchy relationship. During the frustratingly infrequent occasions when they do get along, everything seems to make a little more sense. But there are only a handful of times when the biggest musical act in the world is functioning at the peak of its artistic powers: The Beatles did it in the mid-’60s, Stevie Wonder in the ’70s, and Beyoncé in the last few years.

U2 managed it in the early ’90s, and the Irish quartet’s case is a strange one. By the end of the ’80s, Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. had already experienced massive success and backlash, with 1987’s The Joshua Tree delivering them to every radio dial in the universe and 1988’s bloated Rattle and Hum exposing the limitations of their ambition. Perhaps as a form of self-preservation, they abandoned their ongoing fascination with America for an unorthodox next move: descending into the after-hours discothèques of post-Berlin-Wall Europe and embracing rock-star decadence. New double-vinyl reissues of 1991’s Achtung Baby and 1993’s Zooropa sum up this fruitful, eccentric period; they’re accompanied by a 1998 greatest-hits collection, The Best of 1980-1990, which puts a cap on the era that led up to it.

It’s hard to imagine what a shock Achtung Baby must have been to U2’s mainstream audience—here was a clanging, ultra-modern rock record informed by industrial and dance music. Gone were the Edge’s chiming, canyonesque guitars in favor of blaring blots of noise; Mullen’s martially precise drumbeats had Hulked out into ironwork dance grooves; Bono’s unmistakable heldentenor forwent earnest lyrics about politics and Jesus, opting instead to purr and groan about sex.



But while it’s probably impossible to hear massive hits like “One” and “Mysterious Ways” with fresh ears, the new vinyl reissue emphasizes the thick momentum of the group’s newfound sound. Achtung Baby stands as U2’s most unimpeachable work, with zero weak tracks and a dark, Dionysian vibe that’s seductive and soulful. The album’s deep cuts might be the best ones: “So Cruel” and “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” tingle with the fervor and fire of U2’s fantastic early work, even as they glisten with nocturnal debauchery.

Twenty months later, they delivered Zooropa, which began life as a throwaway EP and blossomed into U2’s wildest album. This was during their never-ending “Zoo TV” tour, which was based around a globe-spanning theme of satellite TV and information overload. The massive undertaking both inspired and bruised the band; Bono started to cope by wearing devil horns onstage. He sings Zooropa’s “Lemon” in a screeching falsetto, the Edge mumbles the monotone “Numb,” and Johnny Cash takes over the mic for the space-lounge bounce of closing track “The Wanderer.” But for all its weird novelties, Zooropa remains a sensational, invigorating listen.



“Daddy’s Gonna Pay for Your Crashed Car” is Zooropa’s masterstroke. Beginning with an Eastern Bloc military fanfare before launching into an apocalypse-furnace drumbeat, Bono’s voice flutters and distorts before your ears, seeming to come from inside your head for certain lines, and broadcasting from a distant planet for others. The lyrics are about a poor little rich girl, but they could just as easily be about the singer’s self-disgust and his need for a higher power to ease the burden of sin. “Daddy won’t let you weep/Daddy won’t let you ache/Daddy gives you as much as you can take,” Bono sputters.

“Stay (Faraway, So Close!)” is disguised as a big, soaring ballad in the spirit of classic U2, but it’s much more than that: A world-weary, last-call lament, it’s a better song than “One” and the emotional high point of the band’s long, dark journey into night. Zooropa is evidence of U2’s massive inventiveness, even as their spirits were being crushed under the pressure of being the biggest band in the world. They would never sound quite so curious again.

Another new vinyl release, the 16-track The Best of 1980-1990, is a glancing overview of U2’s metastasis from scrappy post-punk upstarts to stadium-sized megalodons. It’s heavy on the obvious hits, with four songs apiece from The Joshua Tree and Rattle and Hum. It’s a shame more space wasn’t devoted to their first three exceptional albums—1980’s Boy, 1981’s October, and 1983’s War—or to any of their early non-album singles and B-sides, which are ripe for rediscovery.

But hearing formative hits like “I Will Follow” and “New Year’s Day” in this setting is a reminder of how good U2 were from the start, and why they were so perfectly positioned for massive success. The title track from 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire could be the compilation’s greatest surprise for newcomers; rarely heard on American radio, the song is a powerhouse with symphonic pomp, avant-garde flourishes, and melodic urgency. The rest of 1980-1990 only leaves the listener hungry for a proper overview of U2’s early-’80s prime.



The new pressings aren’t flawless. My copy of Achtung Baby arrived with a small dish-warp, although it sounds stunning. And The Best of 1980-1990 has continual surface noise, audible in between tracks and during quieter songs like “October.”

But the mastering is excellent across the board: Achtung Baby and Zooropa, which are built on busy, claustrophobic sound, are provided a massive soundstage to roam, and they sound infinitely more airy and dynamic than the CDs most people heard in the ’90s. And Adam Clayton’s bass is thrillingly massive, particularly during “Mysterious Ways” and Zooropa’s “Some Days Are Better Than Others.” recommended

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          Democrat/Never Trumper commune raided..Arrests and dead kids!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A dilapidated hovel loaded with Democrat/Muslim terrorists and a few Never-Trumpers was raided in New Mexico, leading to the discovery of a dead child and school shooter-trainees..Some of the Lefties favorite things. An avid Democrat supporter and his bevy of raggedy babes are accused of child neglect, educating youngsters on the finer points of mass murder and other things that would be expected of anti-American, left leaning and Godless opponents of President Trump and everything good. A three year old boy was found dead, undoubtedly having succumbed to the treatment typically given to such by pedophilic, Russian fearing and impeachment advocating, psychopath leftists. The raid is one of many incidents of MAGA occuring across the Nation, with many more expected. The link below will take you to a normal and great American's take on the goings on. If you see something liberal..Say something. https://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2018/08/09/militant-islamist-caught-training-school-shooters-in-new-mexico/amp/
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          Un cacciatore di tesori nascosti di Discovery Channel trova tracce "di un UFO sotto il Triangolo delle Bermuda"      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Il cacciatore di tesori nascosti di Discovery Channel Darrell Miklos sostiene di aver trovato tracce di un'astronave extra-terrestre, mentre esplorava antichi relitti sotto il Triangolo delle Bermude. Lo riporta il Daily Mail.

L'esploratore si è servito di alcune mappe segrete del famoso astronauta della NASA, Gordon Cooper. Cooper fu il primo astronauta a viaggiare da solo, e si ritiene sia stato anche il primo americano a dormire nello spazio. Nel 1963 la sua navicella, la Faith 7, circumnavigò la Terra 22 volte, stabilendo un nuovo record di volo. Per 34 ore, senza potersi muovere, Cooper ebbe l'incarico di cercare dall'alto dei siti per un lancio nucleare, ma finì per imbattersi in un ammasso di rottami metallici in fondo all'oceano.

Darrell Miklos

Che fosse un "tesoro sommerso"? Se sì, di quale tipo di "tesoro" avrebbe potuto trattarsi? La trasmissione Cooper's Treasure condotta dallo stesso Darrell Miklos, infatti, sta tentando di verificare puntata dopo puntata se le anomalie riscontrate dall'astronauta possano davvero essere legate a un "tesoro".

Ora la rivelazione sconvolgente: durante la sua esplorazione, Miklos si è imbattuto in un enorme oggetto sommerso non identificato (USO), riguardo cui ha dichiarato che si trattava di una "formazione diversa da qualsiasi altro relitto da naufragio mai visto". La presunta navicella spaziale, infatti, era lunga quasi 100 metri (300 piedi) e presentava delle lunghe protuberanze sui lati.

Insomma, si tratterebbe di un vero e proprio mistero nel mistero. Il Triangolo delle Bermude, infatti, negli anni è stato protagonista della scomparsa di 75 aerei e di centinaia di navi. Nel tempo, sono state avanzate diverse teorie per spiegare le cause di tali catastrofi: forze paranormali, interferenze elettromagnetiche capaci di rompere le bussole, maltempo, correnti del Golfo o influenza di enormi depositi sottomarini di metano. Ma adesso a quella serie di interrogativi se ne aggiunge un altro: nei pressi delle Bermuda è finito anche un UFO?


          Newspaper racks still exist, so Jose Leal owes me $100      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Newspaper Rack

Ten years is a long time.

In 2008, audiences were gushing over The Dark Knight and dissing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The iPhone was only a year old and people were still in love with their Flip video cameras. MySpace was still a popular social network. Passengers carried portable DVD players onto their flights. Justin Long and John Hodgman were still cranking out those Mac vs. PC commercials. (Their roles would be reversed today.) Everyone experienced Britney Spears’s meltdown, Tina Fey was parodying Sarah Palin on SNL, we lost Tim Russert (and Meet the Press has never been the same), and digital picture frames were products at stores like CompUSA.

It was also a heady year for all things digital, with irrational exuberance running high.

It was also the year I made a bet with Jose Leal.

The wager was simple. If 10 years later I could still buy a newspaper from a newspaper rack on a street corner, Jose would pay me $100. If I couldn’t, I’d pay $100 to Jose.

At the time, in a blog post, I prognosticated that newspapers would adapt to the changes that were the cause of their struggles. “Print newspapers in 10 years won’t much resemble a newspaper today,” I wrote. “My guess is that their focus will be hyperlocal.”

Newspaper racks are thriving

I was wrong about that, but I wasn’t wrong that newspaper racks would continue to serve up freshly printed news, features, sports, comics, movie times, and what-have-you.

As an overall category, printed newspapers continues to decline as people get more accustomed to getting news on their phones and tablets. In 2017, weekday print circulation dropped 11% over the year before and Sunday circulation fell 10%.

Those numbers, however, are deceiving if not taken in context. As of two years ago, newspapers reached 69% of the U.S. population each month, with 81% reading the print format, which is still the most popular format for reading newspapers. Fifty-one percent read only print. The New York Times has about 4 million subscribers, a quarter of whom still get the Grey Lady in print.

The predicted death of print at large also failed to materialize. In fact, print is experiencing something of a resurgence. The publishing industry expected ebooks to capture half of all book sales. Instead, ebook sales topped out at about 25% and then began to slide. Ebook sales fell 10% in 2017 to just 19% of all book sales.

A number of factors account for the failure of ebooks to become the dominant book format, including publishers charging too much for them. But research has found (for example) that children—who were supposed to be the vanguard of the new era of all things digital—prefer to read books on paper over screens. In fact, one study found, eReading devices can actually inhibit reading among children. The study also found that the more devices a child had access to, the less they read overall.

Print is a growth industry

It’s not just books. 2017 was the best year ever for sales of the board game, “Magic: The Gathering.” There are game shops where you can wander in and see players seated at long tables, engrossed in play not on computer screens, but with paper cards. My brother’s kids are hooked on another card-based board game, Settlers of Catan. Video games are unquestionably popular, but they haven’t replaced paper-based gaming. As with almost all new technologies, digital hasn’t killed print. Print adapted.

There is no shortage of brochures. Business cards are still (unimaginably) a thing. In fact, print sales overall in 2017 were up 1.5% over 2016. You read that right: Print is on the rise.

To put it bluntly, print wasn’t just the least-best option that we used while waiting for digital to come along. Print has an important place among types of media

Printed newspapers, though, unquestionably have a tough road ahead. They can’t be anywhere near as current as a news site or app. You can’t click through from an article to related resources, watch a related video, or enlarge a photo. Yet I still believe a print newspaper has value, mainly in the serendipity of discovery. If a print newspaper has original content that is relevant and interesting, readers will anticipate turning the page to find something new and unexpected, something they never in a million years would have clicked on.

Many newspaper racks

Last March, New York Times technology reporter Farhad Manjoo—a voracious consumer of news via social media—experimented for two months, getting his news only from print newspapers: the Times (his employer), the San Francisco Chronicle (his home-town paper), The Wall Street Journal, and the Economist (it’s a magazine but it calls itself a newspaper). “It has been life changing,” Manjoo wrote. “Turning off the buzzing breaking-news machine I carry in my pocket was like unshackling myself from a monster who had me on speed dial, always ready to break into my day with half-baked bulletins. “

Manjoo also discovered the “blessing” of the newspaper: “I was getting news a day old, but in the delay between when the news happened and when it showed up on my front door, hundreds of experienced professionals had done the hard work for me. Now I was left with the simple, disconnected and ritualistic experience of reading the news, mostly free from the cognitive load of wondering whether the thing I was reading was possibly a blatant lie.”

Why Jose thought newspaper would die

Jose’s rationale for believing print newspapers were doomed had their origins in other issues. He firmly believed that citizen journalism would replace (rather than augment) professional reporting. I believe in citizen journalism but don’t believe for a minute that untrained people in their spare time will be able to accomplish the kind of reporting done by dogged professionals with their training, interview and research skills, and connections who spend their time doing nothing else.

Jose also figured opposition to the “rape of our forests” would spell the end of print newspapers, but paper companies like Weyerhauser tend massive forests, part of replanting programs that contribute to the wood harvested each year from U.S. forests—for all purposes, not just print—amounting to less than annual forest growth. Print accounts for only about 36% of all timber harvested in America. The paper industry is using recycled paper for 39% of its fiber needs.

In other words, print is pretty much a sustainable enterprise.

Finally, as he suggested in a July 18, 2008 blog post, Jose figured that the loss of advertising revenue would kill the industry. Despite newspapers losing all-important classified revenue to Craig’s List and eBay, digital subscriptions, native advertising, and display advertising have helped keep the industry afloat and, in some cases (like the “failing” New York Times) thriving.

Because Jose was wrong in his predictions, and because print not only remains popular but is finding new footholds, I can still buy a newspaper from a newspaper rack on the street. In fact, the photos sprinkled through this post are of the racks I pass on my walk to work, from the Montgomery Street BART station (which is actually on Market Street) to my office on Third and King Streets in San Francisco. And these are the racks that are only on the one side of the street I walked on today.

Note the rack with digital signage built in. Print newspapers can generate revenue with digital advertising. (Also, I’m very happy to include beer in this post.)

So here’s my message to Jose:

I can take payment using PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. Let me know which you prefer.

Another rack


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          CUTTING SNAKE EGGS AND FOUND A DEAD SNAKE :( | BRIAN BARCZYK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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          22 Prime Unlimited Steak for a Cause: 1800-PRIME August 18 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Discovery Suites Manila’s 22 Prime presents 1800-PRIME, a one-day fundraising lunch and dinner buffet on August 18, 2018, for the benefit of the Aeta community in Sitio Yangka, Capas, Tarlac. Proceeds of 1800-PRIME will be used to provide the community with clean, potable water, through a water filtration system.

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          2016 - The Year in Rebuke (Part One)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If we had to sum up 2016 in a single word, it would be...unprintable. Seriously, we'd be working hard to come up with the vilest, most appalling, utterly disgusting and likely illegal word in our rich, albeit genuinely filthy vocabulary - and even then we'd fail to do justice to this rotten collection of months.

Fortunately, we don't have to sum things up in a single word. We have this entire page to work with, so let's dive straight into...

JANUARY


The year hits the ground running (like an abscessed boil) when the Post Office releases a "Forever" stamp commemorating the Muslim festival Eid al-Adha, which honors the willingness of Ibrahim to slit his son's throat after being "triple dog dared" by Allah. As part of the festival, modern Muslims are still expected to sacrifice their best farm animal...assuming they have the financial ability to first buy it an orange jumpsuit and get it to pose for a Youtube video.

And speaking of people associated with Youtube videos, Hillary Clinton stays busy denying that she  ever had classified documents on her private email server. An assertion which, like everything else Hillary has ever said, turns out to be wildly untrue.


Of course, not all newsworthy events were domestic. Or even comprehensible...


John "You Rang?" Kerry comes out with the least encouraging pronouncement imaginable about the throat-cutting, suicide-bombing, allegedly non-Islamic murderers of ISIS, ISIL, Daesh, or whatever the hell other name the administration thinks likely to be unrecognized by Democratic voters.

Specifically, Kerry further downgrades our nation's goal from "destroying, degrading, or disrupting" the maniacal killers to merely "denting" them. His goal apparently being to make Hillary look like only the second worst Secretary of State ever, just in time for...

FEBRUARY


Early in the Democratic debate process, Martin O'Malley shocks everyone by announcing that he'd dropped out of the race - which was the first time anyone knew he'd been in the race.

Following Hillary Clinton's discovery in Iowa that she is less popular among young females than a yeast infection, Hillary asks herself what vivacious, high-powered celebrity superstar could help her reel in youthful female votes in New Hampsire, and she comes up with...


Oddly, threats of eternal damnation don't save Hillary from a landslide loss to Bernie Sanders, causing Hillary to break out the really big gun...


But just as things get really bleak for Hillary, the entire political landscape is changed by an unexpected death...


Beloved conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia suddenly dies in bed with a pillow on his head. A local judge pronounces the death due to natural causes without seeing the body or ordering an autopsy, because Obamacare doesn't cover those things.

In the following days, Obama decides to skip Scalia's funeral owing to an absolutely unavoidable scheduling conflict involving a critical tee time...


The country will not see such a blatantly petty snub again until, well, a few days later in...

MARCH


"If I didn't attend a funeral for a sitting Supreme Court Justice," the president may well have said, "I sure as hell won't be wasting my time going to one for some first lady. There's nothing less important than a first lady!"

In his place, the president appropriately sends...the first lady.

And speaking of skipping commitments, seemingly unstoppable primary candidate Donald Trump has a few clearly expressed ideas on the subject...


But of course, there's more than just an election going on. Barack Obama is still holding the reins and shaping critical foreign policy. Which is how we ended up with...


In his never-ending quest to build a legacy, the president tries to normalize relations with the oppressive communist dictatorship of Cuba in hopes of increasing the number of investment opportunities for his wealthy donors, and decreasing the number of Cuban immigrants whose children might grow up to become conservative GOP presidential candidates.

But only days later, the world is again shocked by a brutal act of terrorism - this time in a Brussels airport. Despite his busy travel schedule, Obama immediately swings into action...


Rather than doing diddly-squat about the carnage in Brussels, Obama attends a baseball game with new BFF Raul Castro, then jets off to Argentina where he performes a pelvis-grinding tango at a state dinner to prove his masculinity to ISIS.

Which brings us to...

APRIL


To help shore up support from women who just can't seem to understand the whole complicated "birds & bees" thing, Hillary declares that "unborn persons" have no rights - making it perfectly acceptable to take viable children in the final days (or hours) of gestation and turn them into chop suey. An observation that Bernie Sanders quickly echoes, while admitting that it's put him off Chinese take-out for awhile.

But life and death issues soon take a backseat to a far more important crisis in America...

Springsteen and other (ahem) "artists" boycott North Carolina following passage of a law which segregates bathroom privileges based exclusively on an individual's God-given plumbing rather than their current (and sometimes whimsically flexible) gender self-identification.  This kicks off a firestorm of controversy around the country as liberals try to force businesses to create new bathrooms for each of the 51 sexual genders (no, really) recognized by Facebook, or at least let anyone who enjoys peeing in front of kids do so to fight discrimination.

The country becomes so embroiled in the issue that it becomes necessary for Barack Obama to remind the nation who truly suffers from discrimination in our wretched country...

The tone deaf president assembles a group of allegedly popular rappers (including Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, Wale, DJ Khaled, and others we couldn't possibly pick out of a police line-up) to help with his "Brother's Keeper" initiative which is designed to encourage young black men to avoid incarceration for undocumented acts of wealth redistribution.

Unfortunately, during the president's remarks, rapper Rick Ross's court-ordered ankle bracelet goes off. It turns out that the man selected by Mr. Obama to serve as an exemplary racial role model is required to wear the device until his trial date for aggravated assault and battery, pistol-whipping, and kidnapping.

Were the other dignitaries at the summit nonplussed? Based on their actual pictures below, we're guessing not...


Meanwhile, as the primaries wear on, people finally start realizing that Trump might actually become the GOP nominee...


By the way, in case you don't know, the cartoon above is a tribute to "Forbidden Planet," which is the best sci-fi movie ever made. If you've never seen it, get your hands on it and watch it NOW while the rest of us move on to...

MAY


By a significant margin, Hoosiers go to the polls to declare that they find Trump to be the candidate who is outstanding in the field. And trust us, Indiana folk (like us!) love jokes about fields. But feeling distinctly un-loved, Cruz says "enough" and drops out of the race, practically guaranteeing Trump's nomination.

Assuming, of course, that he doesn't fall prey to the latest death-dealing malady inflaming the media...


In response to the dread threat hypothetically presented by mosquito-borne Zika virus, Barack Obama requests $2 billion to prevent the blood-sucking parasites coming across our southern border from wreaking destruction. The $2 billion will be used to put the young mosquitoes in good schools, settle their families in middle class neighborhoods, and give the grown mosquitoes some walking around money until they can find permanent blood-sucking jobs in government.

That is, unless someone intends to drastically reduce the number of blood-sucking jobs in government...


Donald Trump "seals the deal" when his delegate count pushes over the magic number of 1,237 with multiple states left to go to further pad his margin of victory.  The people have spoken - and they're using very short (frequently 4-letter) words as they storm into...

JUNE

Because Donald Trump's blunt candor is generating so many news stories, Barack Obama jumps back into the erudition spotlight with a devastatingly brutal dissection of contemporaneous political rhetoric and offers wise analytical advice...


Of course, there's no "okey-doke" going on in the Democratic primaries. Everything is honest, legit, and above board...


Bernie Sanders grows peevish when the Associated Press declares Hillary to be the overall winner of Democratic primaries which haven't happened yet. It's almost like a conspiracy of some sort is working against him - but that's crazy, right?

Then without warning...


Terror returns to the United States in the form of an ISIS-inspired lunatic who kills and wounds over 100 people at a Gay nightclub in Orlando, before being sent straight to Hell by a policeman's bullet.

Authorities struggle to discern the killer's motives, having nothing to go on other than his actual 911 phone call in which he swears allegiance to ISIS, and shouts"Allahu Akbar" during his death-dealing spree.

Such a vile act is obviously unacceptable to the Obama administration, and they move quickly to let future terrorists know what they'll be up against...


Frankly, all of these events are getting so overwhelming that Hope n' Change needs a little time off - so we play hooky for a week, confident that it will be a slow period for news.

We are, of course, dead wrong...


(END OF PART ONE - JOIN US WEDNESDAY TO WRAP UP THE YEAR!)


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          Liquor Manager - Discovery Co-op - North Battleford, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Discovery Co-op’s Story*. Discovery Co-op is excited to announce the opening of our Discovery Co-op Wine &amp; Spirits @ Territorial....
From Indeed - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:27:23 GMT - View all North Battleford, SK jobs
          Adoption Specialist - Crop Production Services - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Represent the user’s perspective throughout the service lifecycle - from problem discovery, solution ideation and validation through iterative development and...
From Crop Production Services - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:54:33 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Adoption Specialist - Nutrien - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Represent the user’s perspective throughout the service lifecycle - from problem discovery, solution ideation and validation through iterative development and...
From Nutrien - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:48:41 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Visitor Service Representative - Children’s Discovery Museum on the Saskatchewan - Museums Association of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Nutrien Children’s Discovery Museum (CDM) is currently seeking an energetic, passionate and organized. Individual to join our team as the Visitor Services... $14.25 an hour
From Museums Association of Saskatchewan - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 16:02:20 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Research Coordinator Aortic Biomechanics - University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The genetics of familial thoracic aortic dilatation and dissection is in a phase of rapid discovery. There is 1 opening for this posting....
From University of Saskatchewan - Wed, 01 Aug 2018 06:19:12 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Regional Sales Manager Grain Industry - Razorjack Recruiting - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Discovery conversations &amp; customer presentations. The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for establishing and maintaining profitable....
From Razorjack Recruiting - Tue, 31 Jul 2018 07:25:01 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Business Account Manager - RBC - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Proactively contact clients, gather insights through client discovery, understand their needs and changing circumstances and ongoing satisfaction with all of...
From RBC - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:12:07 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          President: St. Thomas More College - University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
These strategic objectives include Catholic identity and mission, a culture of discovery, indigenous engagement, student experience and sustainable resources....
From University of Saskatchewan - Fri, 04 May 2018 00:22:19 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Business Account Manager Trainee - RBC - Southey, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Proactively contact clients, gather insights through client discovery, understand their needs and changing circumstances and ongoing satisfaction with all of...
From RBC - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 00:26:17 GMT - View all Southey, SK jobs
          Adoption Specialist - Crop Production Services - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Represent the user’s perspective throughout the service lifecycle - from problem discovery, solution ideation and validation through iterative development and...
From Crop Production Services - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:53:44 GMT - View all Regina, SK jobs
          Adoption Specialist - Nutrien - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Represent the user’s perspective throughout the service lifecycle - from problem discovery, solution ideation and validation through iterative development and...
From Nutrien - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 17:49:01 GMT - View all Regina, SK jobs
          Long Haul Truck Driver - NEW DISCOVERY LINES CANADA LTD - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Responsibilities includes but not limited to having a valid commercial driver's license, having knowledge about how to use both single and multi-rear axle... $100,000 - $140,000 a year
From Indeed - Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:54:40 GMT - View all Regina, SK jobs
          Department Head, Central Library - Regina Public Library - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Regina Public Library (RPL) is a mid-sized urban public library where the joy of reading, discovery and. Department Head, Central Library, Regina Public Library... $92,341 - $131,916 a year
From Regina Public Library - Sat, 28 Jul 2018 09:56:41 GMT - View all Regina, SK jobs
          Business Account Manager - RBC - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Proactively contact clients, gather insights through client discovery, understand their needs and changing circumstances and ongoing satisfaction with all of...
From RBC - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 19:12:15 GMT - View all Regina, SK jobs
          Data/Enterprise Architects - Dasro Consulting Inc - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Data discovery and analysis, identify data types, process change analysis (to be), determine how data is collected and transacted, forms and metadata review,...
From Dasro Consulting Inc - Thu, 14 Jun 2018 20:22:32 GMT - View all Regina, SK jobs
          Visitor Service Representative - Children’s Discovery Museum on the Saskatchewan - Museums Association of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Implement daily procedures related to admission, including accurate point of sale transactions, collecting.... $14.25 an hour
From Museums Association of Saskatchewan - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 16:02:20 GMT - View all Saskatoon, SK jobs
          Advancing the capability for collaborative discovery through data and model sharing: The HydroShare      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Aug 16 2018 2:00PM to
Aug 16 2018 3:00PM
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          Jacob Marquez from After the Smoke at Discovery Ventura on 08/09/2018 07:30 PM PDT      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Liquor Manager - Discovery Co-op - North Battleford, SK      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By e-mailor drop your application off at our administration office located at:. Discovery Co-op’s Story*....
From Indeed - Fri, 20 Jul 2018 19:27:23 GMT - View all North Battleford, SK jobs
          2 bed flat to rent in Canary Wharf      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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SHORT LET (Bills Included). Luxury two bedroom two bathroom apartment located within Discovery Dock West, E14, a modern dockside development with 24hr concierge on-site, within only a 3 minute walk of the centre of Canary Wharf. The apartment is...
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          University of Sassari opts for Ex Libris Alma library services platform to increase efficiency and strengthen collaboration       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
, a ProQuest company, has announced that Italy's University of Sassari has selected the Ex Libris Alma® library services platform to improve the library's efficiency, support decision-making, and foster collaboration with libraries at the local and international levels. The university has been using the Ex Libris Primo® discovery and delivery solution, which will be integrated with the Alma platform.
          Koszty integracji Scripps Networks Interactive negatywnie wpłynęły na wyniki Discovery      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Amerykański koncern medialny Discovery Inc. przedstawił pierwsze kwartalne wyniki finansowe po pełnej integracji z przejętą niedawno grupą Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI). Koncern w drugim kwartale br. wygenerował zysk w wysokości 216 mln dol.
          Kids Found Alive In ‘Nailed Boxes’ Were Part Of Trafficking Ring      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

A couple in Missouri have been arrested after police discovered young children nailed in plywood boxes at their home. Laura Cheatham, 38, and Daryl J. Head, 38, were arrested following the discovery of the four [...]

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          Service Oriented Enterprise Architect - SoEA modeller - ELITS - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
This includes an active communication with Subject Matter Expert’s, a deep discovery and analysis of existing documentation produced by both project...
From Elits - Thu, 09 Aug 2018 22:36:50 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
          'Trial & Error' Star Nicholas D'Agosto Teases a Major Discovery in the Case      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Trial & Error: Lady, Killer
'It’s devastating,' says the actor.

          2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport HSE White for sale craigslist      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport 9-Speed Automatic 4051 Miles Fuji White Indigo DUS $40,491.00Rancho Mirage, California, United States 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport specification: Condition:Certified pre-ownedYear: 2018VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): [...]
          Pre-K and Discovery Kids Teacher - Edinburg Common School - Edinburg, NY      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Certification in Early Childhood Education, Special Education or Speech and Language Co-teaching, sensory integration and experience working with children ages...
From Indeed - Fri, 13 Jul 2018 18:10:09 GMT - View all Edinburg, NY jobs
          Paralegal - Legal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NC-Charlotte, Role -Paralegal (Real estate)- Legal Duration – 12+ Months Job Position Description: Draft, edit and file legal documents, such as testimony, discovery, cover letters and other regulatory-related documents, using Word or other Microsoft products, in an accurate, complete, and timely manner;Oversee, review, proofread, cite and quality check regulatory discovery and exhibits before filing with the N
          #9: Star Trek: Discovery - Season One [Blu-ray]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Star Trek: Discovery - Season One [Blu-ray] Sonequa Martin-Green (Actor), Doug Jones...

          Postdoctoral Research Scholar      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NC-Raleigh, Essential Job Duties: The Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to join Dr. Blair D. Sullivan’s research group, Theory in Practice. The researcher will focus on problems in graph algorithms and parameterized complexity relevant to the Data-Driven Discovery Initiative of the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation. The sch
          (USA-MD-Baltimore) Executive Director, Information Technology and Business Services      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
**Executive Director, Information Technology and Business Services** At Johns Hopkins, the mission of Development and Alumni Relations is to build enduring relationships that result in advocacy and philanthropic support for the institution. We are deeply committed to and aligned with the academic mission of the institution. Our work supports its focus on research, teaching, and patient care, and its role as a higher education leader on the global stage. We strive to strengthen Johns Hopkins through partnerships with donors, volunteers, faculty, alumni, friends, and patients. Rising to the Challenge is our $5 billion campaign that supports faculty, students, and clinicians across Johns Hopkins and the work they do to improve our world. It is founded on three pillars: + Advancing Discovery and Creativity: support for faculty, clinicians, and their innovative, cutting-edge research programs. + Enriching the Student Experience: funding for financial aid and student programs that attract and prepare the best and brightest students. + Solving Global Problems as One University: investment in cross-disciplinary initiatives that bring together top thinkers across our schools and divisions to tackle enormous environmental, social, scientific, health, and educational problems that affect us all. Are you up for changing the world? Join us. **General Description:** As a direct report to the Senior Associate Vice President and as a member of the Executive Team for Johns Hopkins University Development and Alumni Relations (JHU DAR), the Executive Director will provide strategic leadership and direct management of groups that develop and deliver a wide range of services including Data Administration, Information Systems and Security, Product Development, and Data Reporting and Analytics. The position will also be required to collaborate closely with the JHU DAR Office of Relationship Management and Research. The Executive Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a long-term vision and strategy for Information Technology and Business Services for the Johns Hopkins development and alumni relations program. Examples of areas of focus include, but are not limited to, the replacement/upgrade of the development and alumni relations database (ALADIN), ongoing data privacy and security efforts, maintaining an efficient and accurate transaction processing environment, and leveraging high quality data to generate metrics, analytics and data in support of the Johns Hopkins University Development and Alumni Relations program. As the institution transitions beyond the Rising to the Challenge campaign, the Executive Director will partner with other members of the Executive Team, JHU DAR, and institutional leadership to identify needs and to help set expectations for future campaigns and fundraising efforts with respect to data management and development business services. **Primary Duties and Responsibilities:** 1. Provide leadership and support for the information technology and business services team which is responsible for revenue management, transaction processing, infrastructure/security, customer support and training, application development, and maintenance across many applications including a proprietary constituent information system (ALADIN). 2. Oversee the management of the multi-year project to replace/upgrade the Johns Hopkins University Development and Alumni Relations database and core transaction system (ALADIN). 3. Guide the long-term vision for how data and technology must support both internal and external stakeholders, and work with program leaders as the organization enhances the ALADIN system to ensure adequate process change and organizational change management occurs. 4. Develop a collaborative environment in which data and technology decisions are business-driven, and stakeholders and staff across the organization are adequately informed of decisions and properly prepared for change and user adoption. 5. Guide and direct the organization’s efforts to collect, organize, manage, analyze, and share data and information to support business operations and decisions. Position colleagues for success in relationships with constituents. 6. Create, maintain, and execute a comprehensive and holistic strategic plan that is customer-focused and includes the areas of operations, data, technology, and analytics. 7. Provide strategic influence in the areas of analytics to enhance the strategy and business decisions of the managers and leaders in the development organization. Focus on the ongoing development and evolution of a metrics, analytics, and data capability that provides central support to all fundraising units, while using a collaborative customer-driven process to enable and communicate fundraising analytic insights to the organization. 8. Oversee the JHU DAR IT Governance process and keep the Executive Team up to date on projects requests. Work with the Executive Team to understand JHU DAR strategic priorities and seek guidance on prioritization of systems and operations project requests. 9. Directly manage four program leaders, with a staff of fifty-five. Ensure that group’s resources are aligned with business priorities. Oversee management of related budgets and manage vendor agreements. Collaborate with similar central University and Hospital leaders. 10. Stay current with trends in philanthropy and with the technical developments that apply to the profession; communicate and lead the organization in applying these developments. **Qualifications:** + Bachelor’s degree required. Additional experience may be substituted for education. + 10 years IT experience, including 5 years management experience, is required. An advanced degree in a technology or business field and proven experience leading large scale, complex projects is desired. Additional education may substitute for experience. + 15+ years of progressively responsible advancement services experience in a complex higher education and/or academic medicine environment preferred. + Ability to conceptualize and implement a development services infrastructure for a complex fundraising environment including the ability to envision and articulate future direction. + Supervisory and management experience; ability to organize, direct, motivate, and evaluate performance of staff. + Ability to successfully manage multiple projects and people on a cross-functional, cross-organizational basis. + Knowledge and experience with governance processes and functions. + Program/project management experience with complex technology projects and cross-functional initiatives (e.g. ERP/CRM implementations, data warehousing/BI, etc.) + Ability to successfully engage in long-term planning as well as short-term management towards annual objectives. + Capability to establish objectives, set performance standards, and organize and motivate a staff team and its individual members to achieve both project-based and operational goals. Customer-focused mindset and solid understanding of how metrics, analytics, and data can be used to further constituent engagement, fundraising progress, and operational efficiency. + Superior interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal, are needed along with the ability to develop and deliver clear presentations to the Executive Team and other institutional leadership. + Ability to translate business needs to IT professionals as well as the ability to translate the intricacies of technology to business professionals. + Ability to lead, direct, and motivate teams effectively and manage through influence is critical. + Ability to act with diplomacy and influence others. + Excellent team building and collaboration skills are required. + Familiarity with decentralized/hybrid development structures. + Operational change management experience is highly desirable. Equal Opportunity Employer: Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
          (USA-PA-Plymouth Meeting) Sr. Director - Regional Sales Specialist, Integrated Technology (Safety, Regulatory, Quality)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
**PURPOSE** IQVIA is committed to delivering a step change in strategy and operations within Regulatory, Safety, and Quality since the merger of Quintiles with imshealth. To do this, IQVIA has steadily invested in core capabilities to meet the needs of customers thoughtfully and uniquely. Furthermore, to achieve this vision, we are currently expanding our team and are looking for a highly motivated, entrepreneurial sales professional to join us on the next phase of growth in our business. This is a high profile role within IQVIA, offering substantial C-Suite visibility, and responsibility/opportunity to cement IQVIA as the leader in Regulatory, Safety, and Quality. Lastly, this role will suit someone who not only has sales experience but who has a desire for designing solutions for clients. RESPONSIBILITIES + Establish and manage an effective business development strategy to drive sales growth and generate opportunities across safety, regulatory and compliance offerings and help to position IQVIA as the market leader in this area. + Serve as overall customer relationship manager and strategic business partner responsible for developing and expanding new business opportunities with customers and working collaboratively with the various functional business units. + Maintain in-depth knowledge of all IQVIA compliance services for appropriate cross-sell opportunities. + Actively prospect and leverage potential new business opportunities within specified potential new and existing customers/accounts. + Establish and execute a comprehensive sales plan for each target account. + Cultivate strong, long-term relationships with key decision-makers within nominated Account segments and develop deep knowledge of the customer organizations. + Actively network in the industry to establish relationships and to identify potential opportunities. + Aggressively pursue awareness of competitive activities, positioning, and pricing, which includes specific reasons for awards and non-awards. + Continuously monitor the status of leads and opportunities to ensure a pipeline of opportunities is maintained. + Analyze potential opportunities and develop sales strategies for each customer account. Ensure appropriate strategy/solution is proposed to the customer. Monitor actions and results against plans. + Establish brand recognition; communicate with internal Project Managers to assess the overall level of customer satisfaction and progress of projects. + Work with operations and functional managers to identify sales team and prepares and leads the sales presentation. + Educate team participants in customer culture, operational needs/methods and sales techniques n