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Kamelot recently checked in with the following announcement: "Dutch Nation and EU Kam Fans! On September 14th, Kamelot will play a unique show at the Poppodium 013 (in Tilburg, Netherlands) in support of new album The Shadow Theory. Only a handful of tickets are left for the show, it will...
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We are looking for a Secretary/Administrative Assistant (M1) to join our Ajilon Technology Aerospace team, working onsite at the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. Ajilon Technology Aerospace is a specialized Engineering consultancy with more...
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          Dancing with the Enemy: Paul Glaser      Cache   Translate Page      
Dancing with the Enemy: A true story of the Holocaust in the Netherlands. In addition to being one woman’s fascinating and sometimes horrific account of life as a Jew when the Netherlands were occupied by the Germans in WW2, this is also the true story of how the author found out about his family’s secret. […]
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The Dutch language rights of Lotta Soinninen’s ‘Pieni pahan mielen kirja’ have been sold by Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency to the publisher A.W. Bruna.
          Banche: cosa succede se l'Italia va in default      Cache   Translate Page      

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È curioso scoprire come ormai i paesi dell'area euro siano legati tra loro: facendo i dovuti scongiuri, ad esempio, si scopre che se saltasse l'Italia, la Francia non sarebbe in grado di finanziare i suoi enti locali. Possibile? Proviamo a spiegarlo, illustrando uno studio sullo stato delle banche dell'Eurozona e in particolare del Sud Europa, Italia compresa, che circola da alcuni mesi nelle cancellerie del Nord Europa.

Le banche italiane, infatti, devono difendersi oggi su due fronti. Su quello dei non performing loans (i crediti di dubbia riscossione) la situazione è andata migliorando: stando a Bankitalia sono calati a 130 miliardi a luglio (-21 per cento in 12 mesi). Gli investitori, però, da alcuni mesi sono preoccupati dall'esposizione del nostro sistema bancario al debito pubblico che viaggia al 132 per cento del Pil. Cosa potrebbe accadere nel caso di default parziale dell'Italia?

Lo studio olandese

A dare una risposta al quesito che tutti pensano (soprattutto dalle Alpi in su) e nessuno dice pubblicamente, è stato il governo dei Paesi Bassi. In un paper pubblicato lo scorso maggio, il centro studi CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, braccio del ministero del Tesoro olandese, ha provato a calcolare l'impatto di un default parziale del nostro debito pubblico sul bilancio delle 92 banche europee più importanti, quelle più grandi che ricadono sotto la vigilanza della Bce. 

Fari puntati sul bilancio

Gli olandesi, per la verità, non sono i soli a preoccuparsi dello stato del debito pubblico e delle banche del Sud Europa. Che Btp e titoli bancari siano legati a doppio filo, lo si capisce controllando le vendite sui mercati finanziari: sono iniziate proprio a metà maggio, quando si è formata la coalizione giallo-verde, e sono proseguite per tutta l'estate in attesa delle revisioni del giudizio di merito di credito del nostro paese da parte delle agenzie di rating in vista dell'approvazione della legge di bilancio a fine settembre.

Le rassicurazioni di Tria e Conte

Del resto, le recenti rassicurazioni del premier Conte e del ministro dell'Economia Tria sul rispetto dei vincoli e delle regole europee sul rapporto deficit/Pil hanno fatto tornare il sereno, con nuovi acquisti di titoli di stato e a Piazza Affari, dove dal 14 maggio, il lunedì successivo alla due giorni di Milano cha ha visto la nascita del contratto di governo tra M5S - Lega, i titoli bancari hanno perso oltre il 20 per cento del loro valore di Borsa. Il problema del debito sembra non impensierire più? Troppo presto per cantare vittoria: il macigno resta e resterà sulla testa di questo esecutivo e dei prossimi governi che guideranno l'Italia. Proviamo, quindi, a vedere che cosa potrebbe accadere, se avessero ragione i pessimisti.

Lo stress test degli olandesi

Gli esperti del centro studi olandese, che ha sede all'Aia, hanno utilizzato i dati di bilancio dagli ultimi stress test a partire da giugno 2017. La loro analisi considera "solo gli effetti diretti sulla posizione patrimoniale delle banche", tralasciando quelli che dipendono dai cambiamenti all'economia di un paese (come una recessione) o dai prestiti interbancari. Un modo per dire che l'impatto potrebbe essere persino peggiore di quanto calcolato.

Immaginano, i "pessimisti" olandesi, che l'Italia sia costretta in un modo o nell'altro a cancellare (write-off) il 20% dei titoli di stato in circolazione a seguito di una ristrutturazione parziale del debito pubblico. Risultato? Le più colpite, ovviamente, sarebbero le banche italiane, che hanno in pancia 143 miliardi di euro in titoli di stato italiani (le banche francesi ne hanno per 49 miliardi, le spagnole per 29 miliardi, le belghe per 26 miliardi e le tedesche per 24 miliardi).

L'impatto sugli istituti: un buco di 29 miliardi

Il default parziale dell'Italia, insomma, comporterebbe una perdita complessiva di 29 miliardi, una bomba in grado di distruggere poco meno di un terzo (29%) del capitale delle principali banche italiane. Le schegge, però, arriverebbero anche fuori confine e gli altri europei avrebbero poco da ridere: gli olandesi calcolano un impatto in media del 3 - 5 per cento sul capitale delle banche in tutta Europa, ma segnalano almeno due casi eclatanti.

E su quelli belgi e francesi

La più vulnerabile nello stress test è Dexia, la banca belga colpita dalla crisi del 2008 e salvata nel 2011: nel caso di default italiano il suo capitale si ridurrebbe del 15 per cento, cioè di circa 5 miliardi di euro. Ben più triste, invece, sarebbe il finale per la banca d'investimento statale francese, la Sfil, nata nel 2013 per garantire la stabilità dei finanziamenti al settore pubblico locale del paese d'Oltralpe: è molto esposta al debito pubblico italiano e il suo indice di solidità patrimoniale (CET1 ratio) crollerebbe di ben 23 punti percentuali in caso di un parziale default del nostro paese. In altre parole, sarebbe spazzata via.


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Pub Romeo find his . . . Nicole When University of Calgary student Carlos failed to reach a Netherlands exchange student named Nicole he’d met at the pub, he hoped she didn’t give him the wrong mobile number on purpose. Not wanting to be the bad guy...
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Average fuel prices in Netherlands on September 12, 2018
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The move means grantees from these 11 funders—which include the national funding agencies in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and France as well as Italy’s National Institute for Nuclear Physics—will have to forgo publishing in thousands of journals, including high-profile ones such as Nature, Science, Cell, and The Lancet, unless those journals change their business […]
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EX-RANGERS star Michael Mols poses in a Light Blues jersey alongside MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. And Gers fans jokingly urged the Dutchman to make a playing COMEBACK after he posted the snap. He and Emelianenko – who trains in the Netherlands – are close pals and the former Ibrox ace presented the Russian with his […]
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Model: NOWEE 38 DL Type: motor yacht LOA (m): 11,55 Beam (m): 3,85 Draft (m): 1,05 Air draft (m): 3,09 Air draft min (m): 2,67 Headroom (m): 2,00 Year built: 1999 Builder: Shipsyard Nowee Country: The Netherlands Displacement (t): 11 CE norm: C Hull material: steel Hull colour: blue Hull shape: hard chine Superstructure material: steel Deck material: steel Deck finish: teak Dorades: yes Window frame: aluminium Window material: glass Deckhatch: yes Portholes: brass Insulation: foam plates Radar arch: collapsible Fuel tank (litre): 500 Level indicator (fuel tank): yes Freshwater tank (litre): 2x 250 Level indicator (freshwater): yes Blackwater tank (litre): 170 Wheel steering: hydraulic Outside helm position: hydraulic More info on paintwork: new paint in 2018 Nowee 38 DL. The perfect family yacht. With a minimum headway of 2,67 m, you can head for all most inland waters. With the bow and stern thruster even the smallest berth is, without a scratch, available for you. The Nowee shows a mahogany interior, the salon has a headroom of 2,00 m., dinette, 2 cabins with 4 berths, separate shower and toilet area.. Teak decks on the side walks and aft deck. New paint in 2018. A visit in our covered sales marina is highly recommend. For more information: http://www.devalk.nl/en/yachtbrokerage/452260/NOWEE-38-DL.html
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CinemAsia On Tour comes to Eindhoven with a special Taiwan-programme that touches all your senses! Save the date: on 12, 13 and 14 October in Natlab, one of the most exciting cultural melting pots in the country. CinemAsia and Natlab offer a selection of new Taiwanese films, never screened in the Netherlands before. Ranging from feature films, animation films and Aboriginal documentaries ...

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The Netherlands State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management, Stienje van Veldhoven, has announced the successful completion of testing for the first electric car charging station using IOTA payments. First opened on April 18th, the ElaadNL serves as a proof of concept for the public use cases for both IOTA and electric vehicle fast-charging stations. […]

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7 September 2018. On our way to Lauwersmeer national park in the Netherlands. This photo shows part of it, with barnacle geese flying. Before we arrived in the Lauwersmeer, we saw grey herons in North Holland province. Along the Afsluitdijk … Continue reading
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This 5 September 2018 is about the Dutch ING bank money laundering scandal. Translated from Dutch NOS TV today: Corruption by Dutch corporations abroad is being tackled insufficiently Dutch companies bribing abroad are not always prosecuted in the Netherlands. There … Continue reading
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ASSEN (The Netherlands) 12 September 2018 - The FIM Motocross World Championship has reached its penultimate round at the MXGP of the Netherlands in Assen this weekend. The Dutch TT circuit has been transformed into a Motocross Championship venue full of sand. Last year's Dutch motocross fans witnessed the MXGP Championship being decided as Red

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There are roughly 300.000 Dutch people not living in the Netherlands, I happen to be one of them. :relaxed:#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000


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If you want to be an eco-tourist in Amsterdam, you are in luck. This city welcomes everyone who seeks out ‘green’ transportation, eating, and living. Some sources even claim the Netherlands to be one of the leading EU nations in sustainability. However, official reports do not support this. But not a very high level of …

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IBC2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands - Nextera Video and Adeas, two leaders in the FPGA IP space, have teamed with intoPIX to demonstrate the industry’s first comprehensive FPGA solution for 4K video over...

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          DIGITAL DIPLOMACY MYTHS      Cache   Translate Page      

http://uscpublicdiplomacy.org/blog/digital-diplomacy-myths


Jul 16, 2018

 

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Corneliu Bjola

In the introductory chapter to the edited volume on Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice that Marcus Holmes and I published four years ago, I asked the question of whether digital technologies could be seen as a harbinger of change for diplomacy by revolutionizing the way diplomats perform their traditional functions of representation, communication and negotiation.

As the question remains valid today, it might be useful to take stock of the common conceptions and misconceptions of digital diplomacy so that we can get a better picture of how digital technologies have shaped expectations about diplomatic practice in the past decade and how digital diplomacy may continue to evolve in the coming years.

The Superman Myth

The first and surprisingly common misconception about digital diplomacy is the Superman myth, which claims that digital technology can grant extraordinary powers to those using them, and in so doing, it can help them increase their diplomatic clout to levels they might otherwise not be able to reach.

It is largely for this reason that small- and medium-sized states (e.g., Sweden, the Netherlands, Mexico, Israel, Australia) have proved so keen adopters of digital diplomacy, as it presented itself to them as a great opportunity to “punch” diplomatically above their political or economic weight. It is thus assumed that by being able to directly reach and engage millions of people, MFAs and their network of embassies could positively shape the views of the global public about the country of origin, and in so doing, they could increase the diplomatic standing of the country in bilateral or multilateral contexts.

The argument has a seductive logic, not least because of the scope, scale and reach that digital diplomacy affords MFAs to pursue. At the same time, it suffers from a structural flaw, namely, that digital technologies constitute a distinct source of power, which, if properly harnessed, can offset deficiencies in hard or soft power. In fact, the way in which digital technologies operate is by creating a platform through which other forms of power can be projected in support of certain foreign policy objectives. In short, the digital cannot give MFAs Superman strength, but it can help them channel the strength they already have more efficiently and productively.

The “Walk in the Park” Myth

The second and fairly entrenched misconception is the “Walk in the Park” myth, which supports the view that “going digital” is easy and that MFAs can successfully pursue their digital diplomatic ambitions with relatively modest investments in training and resources.

The speed by which the global public has migrated to the digital medium reinforces the idea of accessibility of social media platforms and the notion that anyone with basic technical skills can take part, shape and influence online conversations. What this view neglects, however, to acknowledge is the fact that with no clear direction or strategic compass, the tactical, trial-and-error methods by which MFAs seek to build their digital profile and to maximize the impact of their online presence cannot demonstrate their value beyond message dissemination. In other words, the adoption of digital tools without an overarching strategy of how they should be used in support of certain foreign policy objectives runs the risk of digital diplomacy becoming decoupled from foreign policy.

With 3.02 billion people or 38% of the world population expected to be on social media by 2021, a fast-growing rate of global mobile penetration and the anticipated launch of 5G technology in the next few years, the potential for positive and meaningful digital diplomatic engagement is strong and substantial.

The strategic use of digital platforms imposes order on digital activities through the definition of measurable goals, target audiences and parameters for evaluation. The goals determine the target audience, which in turn, determine the platforms, methods and metrics to be used. This implies that training cannot be limited to the art of crafting messages, but it must professionalize itself and focus on developing skills by which digital diplomats can strategically harness the power of digital platforms toward achieving pre-defined and measurable goals.

The Extinction Myth

The third and growing misconception is theExtinction myth, according to which digital diplomacy will gradually replace or make redundant traditional forms of diplomacy.

On the weaker side of the myth, there is the perception that digital technologies have the capacity to fundamentally change how diplomats perform their traditional functions of representation, communication and negotiation to the point that they may even put an “end to diplomacy,” as Lord Palmerstone once similarly quipped when he took notice of the arrival of the telegraph.

Stronger versions of the myth go a step further and acknowledge the possibility of having physical embassies and even diplomats replaced at some point by virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI), respectively. While digital technologies have demonstrated clear potential for revolutionizing how diplomats conduct public diplomacy, deliver consular services or manage crises, one should nevertheless be mindful of the fact that the core function of diplomacy that is relationship-building and management cannot be accomplished without close and sustained human contact.

The myth may thus be right about the fact that by increasing efficiency, digital technologies would likely reduce the number of diplomats required to perform certain routine functions. At the same time, the “extinction” hypothesis is hardly credible as the negotiation of human values and interests cannot be delegated to machines, and the amount of trust and mutual understanding that makes the “wheels” of diplomacy turn cannot be built without humans.

The Darth Vader Myth

The fourth and rather dark misconception of digital diplomacy is the Darth Vader myth, which sees the positive potential of digital platforms for engagement and cooperation at risk of being hijacked by the “dark side” of the technology and redirected for propaganda use.

The digital disinformation campaignsattributed to the Russian government, which has allegedly been seeking to disrupt electoral processes in Europe and the United States in recent years, offer credible evidence in support of this view. More worryingly, the digital medium operates in such a way that makes it an easy target for propaganda use.

Algorithmic dissemination of content and the circumvention of traditional media filters and opinion-formation gatekeepers makes disinformation spread faster, reach deeper, be more emotionally charged, and most importantly, be more resilient due to the confirmation bias that online echo chambers enable and reinforce. That being said, one should be mindful of the fact that any technology faces the problem of double use, as the case of nuclear energy clearly illustrates.

Trends are also important to consider. With 3.02 billion people or 38% of the world population expected to be on social media by 2021, a fast-growing rate of global mobile penetration and the anticipated launch of 5G technology in the next few years, the potential for positive and meaningful digital diplomatic engagement is strong and substantial. As long as the prospective benefits of digital diplomacy outweigh the risks, the pollution of the online medium by the “dark side” would likely stay contained, although its pernicious effects might not be completely eliminated.

As we look forward to the digital transformation of diplomacy in the next decade, it is also important to keep in mind the technological context in which MFAs are expected to operate. The 3G mobile technology made possible, for instance, the development and spread of social media networks. The 5G technology, which is due to arrive in just a few years, will likely usher in a whole new level of technological disruption, which could lead to the mass adoption of an entire range of tech tools of growing relevance for public diplomacy, such as mixed reality, satellite remote sensing or artificial intelligence.  

To a certain extent, the future is already here, as the appointment of the first-ever ambassador to the Big Tech industry by Denmark in 2017signaled the arrival of a new form of diplomatic engagement between state and non-state actors and the key role that technology is playing in this transformation.

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CORNELIU BJOLA

CPD Blog Contributor and Faculty Fellow

Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies, University of Oxford


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Two Americans were attacked in Amsterdam by a Muslim Missionary. Did that story even make the news where you live? Has the United States media been deafeningly quiet about this recent jihad attack?

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The suspect in Friday's knife attack at Amsterdam's central railway station had a "terrorist motive" and is believed to have acted alone, police in the Netherlands said Saturday.

Police said the suspect is a 19-year-old Afghan man who lives in Germany. Police would only identify him as Jawed S.

Two US citizens were stabbed, US and Dutch authorities said Saturday. The victims were seriously injured but are not in critical condition, the Amsterdam mayor's office said.

Police shot the suspect after the stabbings. A police spokesman told CNN the teenage suspect remains in a hospital, where he will be questioned later Saturday with the help of a translator.

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Spotify Deepens Relationship With Nielsen To Measure Effectiveness And Reach Of Its Global Advertising Platform Change Language Spotify and Nielsen today announced an expansion of their relationship to include the adoption of Nielsen Brand Effect across Spotify in the U.S., Germany, Canada, Mexico, U.K., Spain, France, Netherlands, Japan and Australia. This will allow marketers to […]

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https://mountainx.com/opinion/letter-the-one-way-forward-is-medicare-for-all/#comments Universal Medical Care - from the perspective of a 3xin 3yr patient in AR & CA hospitals. I had only single room, excellent care, and private health insurance. I don't know if these hospitals [MERCY -SCRIPS] have multi-bed wards. Below are snips from a discussion thread on the subject of WARDS vs PRIVATE ROOMS in nations with free medical for all care. The FOR ALL aspect is probably what drives Canuks and Brits to US hospital stays. The more who are served FREE, the level of service is diminished. It appears that even in nations with FREE MEDICAL CARE, those who can afford an extra expense, will get something similar to the US standard. Nations described: Ireland, England, Spain, China, Australia, Canada, Israel, Netherlands, Brazil. === In my experience (only ever as a visitor, so far), Irish hospitals have rooms of various sizes, from 1 bed up to 6 beds. === From personal experience most hospitals in England are made up of wards with a small percentage single or double rooms. I've stayed in both but mostly on wards I'd expect this would definitely save money over hospitals with only private rooms; it's easier for nurses to see if a number of people are all okay at the same time, require less maintenance and be easier to run with a limited number of staff. I've been in a Spanish hospital (out patient only) and that was in a ward in the ER, I've also been in the ER and a couple hospitals in China. The ER had a ward, the first hospital they wanted to put me in had wards, but I eventually stayed in the building for senior Communist Party Members which had rooms with only two beds (and tv, fridge freezer, private bathroom, room service, attractive nurses etc etc). === In England it depends on the age of the hospital, but certainly there will usually be wards and some single rooms. Higher dependency wards, like Intensive Care, have fewer beds and more staff. Not sure how universal this is, but in my experience you get a room based on clinical need, or you can pay if there are any free. For the birth of one of my children I got the room because I was ill. For the other, I opted to pay £100 a night for it. === Depends on the age of the facility and whether in Australia it's a public or Private hospital. I've never seen a totally open ward, usually they're composed of a number of rooms with usually 4-6 beds to a room (public) with screen dividers and the occasional room of 1 or 2 beds for patients with high acuity. In a public hospital if you have to be admitted, you get what you're given but it costs nothing as it's all covered by medicare. People generally go to private hospitals for elective treatment to jump the waiting list in the public system and that's when it costs and you need private health insurance. === As others indicate, all countries in which I have had the pleasure of seeing a hospital on the inside have both the large wards and private rooms. So that applies to the Netherlands, the UK and Brazil (though in Brazil I think it is 100% dependent on the kind of hospital, some I think are all shared wards). === The few Canadian hospitals I've been in, they were mainly 4-bed rooms; so not quite wards, but not really private. They had curtains to draw around any bed when the patient or doctor needed the privacy. Based on the crowding, it's more spacious than the cliche "ward", but a lot more efficient use of space than the private room. Of course, that's because each room had a washroom, so 1 per 4 beds is more efficient spacewise than 1 per bed. === In Israel, a typical stay in the hospital means you are in a room with six beds. The few single rooms are reserved for serious cases, isolation, etc. The more modern hospitals have more single rooms, the older ones have mostly 6-bed rooms. Yes, it's a bit crowded and unpleasant. But ,hey, it is 100%, totally free.* *Well, almost free.......When my mother was hospitalized for 3 weeks, and it cost the family over $250---to pay for parking the car every time we visited. === HIPAA (Health Insurance Privacy and Accountability Act) may also have something to do with any conversion to single or double rooms with it's stress on patient privacy. You can't discuss a problem with a patient when others are in the same room, after all.
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          Flexible Display Market to Show Exponential Growth as Demand for Curved Displays Increase      Cache   Translate Page      

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          Baking Ingredients Market Worth $16.91 Billion by 2022      Cache   Translate Page      

The baking ingredients market is estimated to be valued at USD 13.03 Billion in 2017. It is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2017 to 2022.

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The baking ingredients market, estimated to be valued at USD 13.03 Billion in 2017, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2017 to 2022. Ingredients such as enzymes improve protein solubility and reduce bitterness in end products, making enzymes one of the most preferred ingredients in the baking industry. With heavy investment in R&D, new applications such as protein-based fat replacements, flavor enhancements, textural improvements are emerging rapidly and prolonging the shelf life of products. Baking ingredients offer several advantages such as reduced costs, volume enhancement, texture, color, and flavor enhancement. Hence, baking ingredients will be viewed as a business opportunity in the next five years. As a result, many multinational players have entered into the production of varied types of baking ingredients.

Baking powder & mixes dominated the baking ingredients market in 2016

The baking powders & mixes segment accounted for the largest share in the baking ingredients market, followed by oils, and fats & shortenings. Baking products such as muffins, biscuits, cakes, and cookies usually use baking powder in place of yeast. Baking powder is always preferred over other ingredients, especially yeast, because of its quick processing time. The growing number of bakeries and outlets such as in-store bakeries, convenience stores, supermarket & hypermarket bakeries, artisan bakeries, and cafe bakers has cumulatively increased demand for baking powder and mixes, globally.

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Bread: The most consumed baked product globally in 2016

The bread segment accounted for the largest share in the baking ingredients market in terms of both, value as well as volume. Bread and bread products are a great source of energy, easy to prepare, and a cost-effective option as compared to other premium bakery products. The growing bread consumption is also driven by product innovation to cater to the changing demands for healthy food options from consumers.

Increasing consumption of baked foods in developing countries to boost the baking ingredients market

Developing economies in the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East regions are prospering in terms of increasing GDP with the working population on the rise. With the rising population and improved purchasing power of developing countries such as China and India, the market is expected to show double-digit growth in the future. Factors such as changes in eating habits of consumers, increasing urbanization, and rise in the consumption patterns of baked products have driven growth in the market in this region. For instance, bread is replacing traditional Chinese breakfast items such as porridge and fried dough sticks. In emerging economies, the penetration of packaged and convenience food is the driving the baking industry.

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Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Country: Algeria, Eritrea, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan

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1,536 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – August 2018
2,094 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum
32,183 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi region .

Operational Context The key situations include:

1. The Mali situation: began in 2012 with the outbreak of conflict in northern Mali. The regions of Tillaberi and Tahoua bordering Mali and hosting the majority of the refugees are increasingly affected by insecurity and terrorism. A State of Emergency was declared last year, and extended this year. There are currently 58,304 Malian refugees in Niger. UNHCR supports the socioeconomic integration of these refugees and the closure of the camps by the end of 2019 through urbanization and other programmes aimed at integration.

2. The Nigeria situation: began in 2013, with the arrival of the first Nigerian refugees across the border fleeing Boko Haram. The situation deteriorated with the first attacks in Niger territory in 2015. There are over 250,000 displaced persons in the region. The majority live in spontaneous sites or with the local population, while UNHCR manages one refugee camp, with 14,130 people.
An EU Trust Fund project is ongoing in Diffa region, aimed at supporting economic recovery and long term solutions through the construction of durable housing.

3. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs): The displaced population in the Diffa region is extremely mixed, including refugees, IDPs and returnees. Efforts are underway to complete biometric registration of all displaced persons, including IDPs, who often face similar protection risks as refugees. However, the IDP situation in Niger has become more complex with increasing insecurity in the regions of Tillaberi and Tahoua, bordering Mali. In 2018, attacks and insecurity in the area have resulted in the internal displacement of at least 32,183 people (with a huge increase in Abala department this month). Protection monitoring, advocacy, capacity building and coordinated efforts with humanitarian actors are ongoing to ensure an adequate response to the situation.

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Algeria and the Mediterranean. These migratory flows constitute mixed migration, including economic migrants as well as persons in need of international protection. In Agadez, UNHCR works to identify asylum seekers within the migratory flows and works with the government, as well as IOM and NGOs to provide these persons with information and assistance. 2,091 persons, mostly Sudanese, are currently profiled by UNHCR in Agadez. 25% are minors and 222 are unaccompanied or separated children. The situation has become more complex, with the addition of downward movements from Libya and Algeria. A new humanitarian centre is being built to accommodate and screen those seeking protection.

5. Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM): This unique programme aims to provide life-saving protection, assistance and long-term solutions to extremely vulnerable refugees trapped in detention in Libya, through temporary evacuation to Niger. The aim is to deliver protection and identify durable solutions, including resettlement for these refugees, who are mainly Eritrean and Somalian. Their profiles mainly include survivors of torture or other forms of violence in the country of origin and/or transit countries (e.g. Libya) and others with compelling protection needs. Many of them are unaccompanied children (216) and women and girls at risk. To date, 1,536 people have been evacuated from Libya to Niger and a total of 399 individuals have departed for resettlement from Niger to France, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Switzerland. Other countries offering resettlement places are Belgium, Canada, Germany, Norway the UK, and the USA.


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World War II

World War II was the bloodiest war in human history. Over 50 million human beings died in it. It has been studied massively by scholars among from across the spectrum of humanity. Also, it is a war that made us aware of the sacrifice of heroes who defeated Nazism. Like always, we memorize the victims of the evil Holocaust. World War II existed in many phases like the coming of war, the rise of fascist and authoritarian empires, the war itself, and the aftermath of World War II. World War II is directly related to WWI and the Great Depression. The event of WWI ended with many nations suffering economic recessions. Later, dictatorships would rise up that exploited the suffering of peoples in order for these authoritarian rulers to promote racism, bigotry, xenophobia, and ultimately genocide against innocent human beings. By November 1918, Germany surrendered to the Allied forces in ending World War One. The peace agreement was formed in 1919 with delegates from 27 nations. Most of the decisions in that agreement were established by America, France, and Great Britain. Germany and Russia weren’t there. The Treaty of Versailles was hated by Germany since it forced Germany to pay monumental reparations for its role in WWI. Italy and Japan wanted more from the deal too. Wilson thought that this agreement would end wars worldwide, but it didn’t. The 1920’s saw many countries move into democracy and freedom. Other nations came into the opposite direction in embracing dictatorships and totalitarianism. Totalitarianism means that a single party or one solitary leader controls every economic, social, and cultural aspects of people in one country. Totalitarianism would spread massively in the world by the 20th century. The 1917 Russian Revolution led Stalin to take power. Ironically, Lenin and especially Trotsky were critics of Stalin because of his totalitarian tendencies and his reckless actions. So, Joseph Stalin took power after the Russian civil war. That brutal civil war caused starvation, famine, and the deaths of millions of Russians. Lenin, before he died, moderated some of his economic policies.

By 1924, Stalin took over the Communist Party in Russia. Stalin was cruel, a murderer, and a tyrant. He regularly allowed the murder of his rivals and even fellow Communists who disagreed with him. He grew the industrial power of many farms. His Great Terror program murdered Communists who opposed him in the 1930’s. About one million people were imprisoned. The purge eliminated most of the leading officers of the Red Army plus others. Stalin promoted propaganda to maintain his vicious rule. He also violated religious freedom by destroying churches and suppressing religious expression throughout the Soviet Union. Stalin went so far that even to this day; many people falsely view every Communist and every socialist as equivalent to Stalin. Stalin ironically did more to slander socialism than any reactionary extremist could ever do.  Italian totalitarianism rose after Italy being a victor of WWI. Ironically, Italy was once part of the Allied forces during WWI. Italy didn’t get lands on the Adriatic coast that it wanted. Italy experienced a depression after WWI as well.

Veterans in Italy had trouble to find work. The communist party was growing and the government had trouble in trying to adequately handle economic issues. Later, Benito Mussolini rose up in political power. He was once more liberal and then became a dedicated fascist. By 1919, Mussolini created the Fasci di Combattimento or the Fascist Party. This was a far right wing group that promoted nationalism and wanted to control Italy. He had his followers. They were the Black shirts. These criminals fought communists and socialists in the streets of Italy. Italian King Victor Emmanuel III feared revolution. So, he asked Mussolini to form a new government. Benito was called Il Duce or the leader. Benito controlled the government, the army, etc. after years of conflict. He later ended political parties. He controlled the press. He formed a secret police. He promoted brainwashing involving youth groups and Mussolini opposed strikes. He hated liberalism and socialism. Fascism was spreading like a cancer in the world.

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The Further Rise of Fascism

For a time before the rise of Hitler and after World War One, Germany was a democracy. This was the Weimar Republic which was formed in the German town in Weimar.  It suffered struggles because of the economic problems in 1920’s Germany. High inflation and huge economic troubles caused the Weimar Republic to be on the brink of collapse. By the 1930’s, the Great Depression was global and further harmed the Weimar Republic.  Socialist groups were in existence desiring change. Also, antidemocratic far right groups were in existence like the National Socialist German Workers’ Party or the Nazi Party. They threatened the republic. The Nazis were not socialists. They hated socialism, communism, and other beliefs that promoted workers’ rights and class interests. Socialism believes in class struggle and racial equality while the Nazis believed in white supremacy and racism. Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party. Hitler was the son of an Austrian civil servant. Hitler also was a decorated World War I soldier and a failed artist. He was near madness and he was completely evil. He joined the small Nazi Party after the war and ruled it later on. He was in prison because his party tried to cause a rebellion in an attempt to overthrow the Weimar Republic. His book that he wrote in prison was entitled, Mein Kampf or My Struggle. It scapegoated Jewish people, socialists, communists, etc. for the economic problems in Germany. He was very anti-Semitic and he hated Jewish people greatly. Anti-Semitism has been in Europe for centuries and Hitler promoted pseudo-scientific theories as a means to proclaim his racist ideologies. Mein Kampf was a national bestseller in Germany. This book wanted Nazis to have global domination and the extermination of Jewish people plainly speaking. The book falsely assumed that black people were inferior, which is a lie. Germany by the 1930’s had unemployment, hunger, homelessness, and economic collapse. The Nazis gained control by the Germany government by January 1933.

By that time, the president of the Weimar Republic appointed Hitler as chancellor of Germany. Hitler was later President and increased his power massively. Hitler made his powers unchecked by the German parliament or the Reichstag. In 1935, the Weimar Republic’s institutions were silenced. Hitler was the sole ruler of Germany. Hitler was a totalitarian like Mussolini and France. Hitler formed a secret police that crushed dissent. The state controlled press the praised him. He promoted Hitler Youth and the League of German Girls to indoctrinate the youth with Nazi ideas. By the late 1930’s, Hitler used rearmament and public works projects. The Germans cheered for him at Nazi rallies. He attacked Jewish people, communists, and socialists. Many Jewish people suffered abuse, discrimination, and murder by the Nazis and their supporters as well. Japan once saw democracy grow in the 1920’s. There were trade unions, men voting, and other parties formed. This ended with the Great Depression. By the 1930’s, Japan moved into a more militaristic direction. Japan had a constitutional monarchy ruled by one emperor. Japan used its military to attack Manchuria in 1931. They moved a more new regime called Manchukuo in Manchuria. They gained more natural resources in Asia by invasion. They also invaded China to steal Chinese railroads and coastal resources. They also conquered Nanjing where Japanese soldiers murder more than 200,000 Chinese people and many women were raped (called the Rape of Nanjing). Militarism spread in Italy, Germany, and Japan.

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The League of Nations was very weak by America refusing to join it. The League of Nations had no army, no navy, and no power to enforce its proclamations. Hitler and Mussolini harmed societies. Germany’s economy grew from 1933 to 1936. He or Hitler wanted all Germanic peoples to be united in one Reich or state. He wanted to have Lebensraum or living space for Germanic peoples. He sent German troops to the Rhineland by 1936 and the League of Nations didn’t respond to stop him. Mussolini invaded Ethiopia in 1935, which was an independent African nation. Haile Selassie or the leader of Ethiopia wanted the League of Nations to respond and help them, but the League of Nations refused to do so. Ethiopia was conquered until years later when Ethiopia defeated the Italian invaders. Fascists fought in the Spanish Civil War. It lasted from 1936 to 1939. It was about the fascist nationalists fighting against Spain’s democratic Republican government. Hitler and Mussolini aided Franco and the Spanish fascists during the civil war. General Francisco Franco tested his military technology in the war. The Soviet Union aided the Republican forces. France, Britain, and the United States remained on the sidelines mostly (except for some Americans and other Westerners volunteering to join the Republican cause). The Fascists won the Spanish civil war unfortunately.


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Isolationism vs. Interventionism

By the 1930’s, France and Britain wanted appeasement in dealing with the aggressive, fascist nations of Nazi Germany, etc. This wanted to make concessions to prevent enemy nations from going forward with all-out war and maintain peace. This policy didn’t work as the fascist leaders would be bolder to try to conquer more lands unjustly. Some appeasers viewed World War I as so bloody that they wanted peace at any cost. Some believed that the Soviet Union was more of a threat than Germany or Italy. Franklin Delano Roosevelt wanted a Good Neighbor policy with Latin America. He improved relations with the Soviet Union. Back then, at first, he didn’t take a forceful line against Germany aggression. He wanted to focus on its American problems and later embraced isolationism. FDR would later reject isolationism. Hitler in the spring of 1938 conquered Austria. He formed the Anschluss in Austria. He conquered Sudenteland in the fall of 1938. That region of western Czechoslovakia was many ethnic Germans living there. Britain and France appeased Nazi Germany during the Munich Conference. Hitler and British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain plus French premier Edouard Daladier allowed Hitler to rule Sudetenland in order to try to get peace. Chamberlain came to London and praised the Munich Pact. He was wrong as war would occur 11 months later.

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt later condemned aggression in Asia and he did little to stop it. There was the 1937 attack on China. It shocked Americans and the rape of Nanjing would come in December of 1937. Japan attacked with no declaration of war. China experienced terrorism by Japan forces among its cities like in Shanghai and Nanjing. 3 American sailors were killed and the United States gunboat Panay on the Chang River was sank. FDR criticized Japan’s aggression in a speech in Chicago on October 5, 1937. He condemned Japanese attacks on civilian populations. He also said that no part of the war is truly isolated form the world. He wanted an alliance of nations to promote peace against aggression. He was criticized by many for his interventionist stance. Japan continued to invade more territories. France and Britain couldn’t stop Hitler’s aggression. Hitler conquered all of Czechoslovakia into German hands. This alarmed France and Britain. They started to prepare plans for a defensive measure against the Nazis. France and Britain said that if Nazi invaded other territories, then war would transpire. Britain and France signed an agreement with Poland aiding them if Hitler invaded Poland. Hitler wanted the Soviet Union to be a buffer against Poland. So, he or Adolf Hitler would not fight 2 fronts in a war.

That is why Germany signed the Nazi-Soviet Nonaggression Pact with the Soviets on August 23, 1939. They promised to not attack each other. They also agreed to invade and divide up Poland. This aggressive agreement shocked the world. It was one of the biggest mistakes of the Soviet Union. During the early mornings of September 1, 1939, Nazi Germany invaded Poland with a blitzkrieg strike. Fast moving tanks and soldiers conquered Poland. The Soviet Union invaded Poland from the east on September 17, 1939. France and Britain did nothing to help Poland. Poland was soon defeated by the end of September. World War II started with the Nazi invasion of Poland. The Axis Powers were Germany, Italy, Japan, and other nations. The Allies included Britain, France, and later other countries like America, China, plus the Soviet Union. During the spring of 1940, Germany invaded Denmark and Norway on April 9, 1940. By May 10, he used his blitzkrieg forces into the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg. His army was fast and powerful. Laster, he fought France. There was the Maginot Line and other areas. In May 1940, Germany moved into the Ardennes and British forces escaped form Dunkirk. Soon, France was defeated and conquered. It took only 35 days for Hitler to rule over France. The Nazis marched in Paris.

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Winston Churchill gave speeches to Parliament and other places in England to fight the Nazi threat. He said on June 4, 1940 that he would fight everywhere against the Nazis and he won’t surrender. He rallied the British nation. They prepared for battles. Soon, Hitler invaded Britain via Operation Sea Lion. He or Hitler wanted the German air force of the Luftwaffe to bomb the British Royal Air Force. He wanted to control the British skies. The air battle continued between England and the Nazis. The Nazis attacked on July of 1940 starting the Battle of Britain. Almost 1,000 British planes were lost. More than 1,700 Nazi planes were lost. The Blitz included the Nazis destroying civilian infrastructure in Britain. Churches, homes, factories, schools, and other areas were bombed. Many British people lived in subways to escape the bombing campaign from Germany. Later, Hitler halted invasion attempts and the British were victorious. While this was going on, Winston Churchill wanted America to ally with him in fighting the Nazis. Many viewed this war as a fight for democracy globally. Nazis threatened human freedoms worldwide and that’s true.

Back then, America was mostly isolationist. President Roosevelt agreed with Churchill that the Nazi threat was real, but FDR knew that most Americans were opposed to U.S. intervention. The Great Depression was just ending. Many Americans wanted to focus on domestic affairs. The isolationist movement grew after the Nye Committee (named after Congressman Gerald Nye of South Dakota) saying that corporate interests benefited from World War One. Congress even passed the Neutrality Acts of 1935, 1936, and 1937. These laws used restrictions on American trade during the time of war. One example of this policy was Americans were forbidden to sail on ships owned by belligerents or nations at war. Americans were banned from making loans to belligerents or selling them arms and munitions. These laws didn’t make a distinction between aggressors like Nazis and Italy and victims like Poland or Great Britain and France. The interventionists wanted the support of America to giave great aid to the Allied cause.

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Roosevelt was angry at the limitations of the Neutrality Acts. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was anti-Nazi and promoted democracies. Congress passed the Neutrality Act of 1939. This act was different in that it makes it legal to have a cash and carry policy. This allowed belligerent nations to buy goods and arms in the United States if they paid cash and carried the merchandise on their own ships. The British navy controlled the seas. This policy allowed America to aid the British economically. Some Americans didn’t like Roosevelt’s pro-Allies stance. These people wanted isolation and neutrality even in the midst of millions of Jewish people dying by the Holocaust. Isolationists and interventionists debated each other greatly in 1940 and 1941. This came when Britain was alone in Europe fighting the Nazis. Some interventionists wanted to aid the British as a way to keep America out of the war militarily. One group promoting this view was the Committee to Defend America by Aiding the Allies. Isolationists wanted neutrality. They wanted no funding of Allies since they believed that it would ultimately cause war against the Axis. Many of the isolationists were indeed racists and pro-Nazis.  The America First Committee was an isolationist group. Charles Lindbergh was one leading isolationist who condemned the Soviet Union and Japan while not massively criticizing the Axis Powers back then (until Pearl Harbor). The American First Committee had rallies nationwide. American journalist Edward R. Murrow reported news during the Battle of Britain. He exposed the fact that the Nazis were bombing civilian targets. This motivated interventionists to continue in the fight to defend democracy. Germany, Italy, and Japan had the Tripartite Pact in September of 1940. This agreement wanted each nation to defend each other in case they were attacked by another power.

Congress passed the Selective Service Act. This was a peacetime draft. It gave military training of 1.3 million troops and 800,000 reserve troops every year. Also, President Roosevelt aided Great Britain more. He gave 50 WWI era battleships in eight British defense bases. He did this without the consent of Congress as it was an emergency in his mind. FDR soon was elected for an unprecedented third time against Republican nominee Wendell L. Willkie of Indiana. Willkie accused FDR of not handling economic and foreign policy affairs the right way. Yet, most Americans wanted FDR to maintain the course of American society. Once re-elected, President Franklin Roosevelt supported Britain even more. FDR was short on funds from the cash and carry goods program. FDR addressed Congress on January 6, 1941.  He spoke of the four freedoms. They were the freedom of speech, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want, and the freedom from fear. These freedoms were threatened by the Nazi and Japanese militarism. Roosevelt wanted America to aid the Allies in order to stop the Nazi empire. Roosevelt wanted to promote America as the “great arsenal for democracy.” Britain wanted help and America gave the UK help. In March of 1941, Congress passed the Lend-Lease Act. It was numbered 1776 after the big debate among isolationists and interventionists. The act gave Roosevelt the power to send and lease plus lend resources to allies in defense of America. By 1945, America sent more than $40 billion of Lend-Lease aid to the Allies plus to the Soviet Union. It was an act of economic war against the Nazis and the rest of the Axis Powers.

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The historic Atlantic Charter promoted an alliance among Great Britain and America. It occurred on August of 1941. This was when President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill met secretly on a warship of the coast of Newfoundland. They walked about the British response in the world. They also wanted to talk about the future after the war ended and after Hitler was defeated. Both of them signed the Atlantic Charter, which promoted national self-determination and an international system of general security. Roosevelt was more apt to oppose colonialism while Churchill is well known to have supported colonialism including the concept of the British Empire. Hitler knew of these things. He knew America was funding the Allies. So, he responded. American ships escorted arms shipments to Iceland and the British picked them up and sent them to England. By the fall of 1941, Hitler used German U-boats of submarines to attack American ships. Many U-boats shot at the USS Greer, hit the USS Kearny, and the USS Rueben James. Over 100 sailors were killed by these acts. Many Americans were angered. This was close to America declaring war on Germany. America by this time was a neutral nation, but that would change. FDR ordered the Navy to attack German U-boats on sights. By June 1941, the Nazis declared war on the Soviet Union via Operation Barbarossa. This was his greatest mistake since the Soviet Union would mobilize its factories and army to help end the Nazis. The Soviets used millions of its people to organize factories, soldiers, and other resources to respond plus defeat Nazi Germany. By November of 1941, America would be closer to have involvement in World War Two militarily.

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America Enters the War

America came into World War II after Japan’s attack in America. It started by December of 1941. Japan and America were once allies during WWI. Later, things have changed. Japan expanded its militarist empire throughout Asia and the Pacific region. America had forces in Guam and the Philippines. Japan considered this reality a threat to its acquiring of natural resources. Yet, Japan still traded with America. The U.S. supplied Japan with oil and other resources too. Japan took over China and Vietnam (which was called Indo-China back then). President Roosevelt wanted this expansion to end. July 1940 was the time when FDR placed an embargo on naval and aviation supplies to Japan. These supplies included oil, iron ore, fuel, steel, and rubber. FDR made a bigger embargo after the Tripartite Pact was made in 1940. Japanese expansion slowed down. Yet, Japan continued to conquer more territories. General Hideki Tojo was the new Japanese prime minister in 1941. He was called the razor for his sharp mind. He wanted military expansion and keep America neutral. In the summer of 1941, both America and Japan were in serious negotiations in order to end disagreements. Japan wanted to expand while American leaders were opposed to this goal. Japan’s final demands were rejected by U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull in 1941.Tojo tried a final peace initiative, but failed. Tojo decided on fighting America via war. During the beginning of December, Japan would strike America in Hawaii. Japanese diplomats were in D.C. while Japanese ships headed for Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor had a major amount of U.S. naval ships. Tojo sent Vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo to command the attack. He had 6 aircraft carriers, 360 airplanes, and many battleships plus cruisers. There were submarines there too. Japanese wanted a surprise attack in order to end American military forces in the Pacific. Japan wanted to expand into new territories to gain resources.


The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was brutal. American forces were surprised by the attacks. The USS Arizona was destroyed. The USS Arizona was blown up. Nearly 2,500 people were killed. 8 battleships were severely damaged, 3 destroyed left unusable, and 3 light cruisers were damaged. 160 aircraft were destroyed and 128 more were damaged. The U.S. battle fleet was out of commission for almost six months. The Japanese had access to get new raw materials in new territories. Much of the  U.S. aircraft carriers were out to sea in that time. The USS Arizona, the USS Oklahoma, and the USS Utah suffered harsh damage. Nagumo canceled a third wave of bombers. He came back home since he didn’t wanted an American counterstrike. The American Pacific Fleet would recover. As news about Pearl Harbor spread in America, FDR addressed Congress. He promoted unity to fight the Japanese. Nothing was the same. Most Americans soon desired to declare war. The Soviet Union now was in the Allied cause. Political infighting ended between isolationists and interventionists. The only people who opposed involvement in the war were pacifists, isolationists, and others. President Roosevelt gave a speech to promote the declaration of war. Congress supported the declaration of war in the House 388 to 1 and in the Senate unanimously. Later, Japan, Germany, and Italy declared war on America. Democrats and Republicans were in the war effort. Patriotism increased. Many Americans mobilized for the war effort. Some were in the military, some joined other organizations, and some funded the Red Cross. 16 million Americans joined the military in the war. The U.S. Army grew from about 1.4 million to 3 million people. The Navy grew from under 300,000 to more than 600,000 people.

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Americans of every ethnicity and sex were involved in World War II. 300,000 Mexican Americans and 25,000 Native Americans were in integrated units. Nearly one million African Americans joined the military in mostly segregated units. They first worked in limited roles at first. Later, African Americans saw more active combat and served in the white combat units in some cases. This came after causalities mounted. Over 350,000 women served in World War II in a diversity of roles. In 1941, Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers introduced a bill formed the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps which would change into the WAC or the Women’s Army Corps in 1943. The WAC allowed women clerical workers, truck drivers, instructors, and lab technicians to work for the United States Army. Over 150,000 women served in the WAC. 15,000 women served overseas. 600 women received medals for their service. The Army Nurse Corps had 57,000 nurses. These nurses were in danger from the Axis in Europe and in the Pacific. Thousands of more women were in the Navy and Coast Guard auxiliaries. Industry would mobilize too. Roosevelt inspired American production of industry to be used in the war. The War Production Board or the WPB oversaw the conversion of peacetime industry into a war industry. Many agencies made materials to promote resources for the war. Civilian goods were regulated. Organized labor negotiated with the government too. All of these things were controlled with the help of the OWM or the Office of War Mobilization. Defense spending massively ended the Great Depression.

That spending was government money which proves the notion that government intervention can end recessions and depressions. A job came for every worker who wanted one. Production for military supplies increased. Henry Ford produced for America. American made production much more than Axis nations combined by 1944. American production was key in causing the Allied victory of World War II.

After Pearl Harbor, Japan moved as quickly as possible in the Pacific in order for them to control areas before a major American response. In December 1941, Douglas MacArthur struggled to secure the Philippines. The Philippines had little support. Japan destroyed half of the Army’s fighter planes in the region. Japan quickly controlled Guam. They also took Hong Kong and Wake Island. Japan attacked the Philippines by December 22, 1941. MacArthur used his forces to try to stop the Japanese. Yet, the Japanese had bigger numbers, so MacArthur and his forces were forced to retreat. The U.S. left Manila to the Bataan peninsula. They dug in for a siege on Corregidor. Americans suffered heavily and many had low rations. MacArthur left into Australia via evacuation by orders from the U.S. government. Other Americans remained behind. They held out until May of 1942. This was when 75,000 troops surrendered. They were taken as POWs to march 55 miles to the Bataan peninsula to go into a railway. They were forced to march 8 more miles. More than 7,000 Americans and Filipino troops died during the Bataan Death March. Japanese forces continued to get more lands in the Pacific. They got oil and rubber plies in the Southeast Asian region. By the summer of 1942, Japan thought about dominating the Indian Ocean, Australia, New Zealand, and the central Pacific. America had to act quickly to prevent that from happening.

FDR led a response against Japan. This was the Doolittle Raid. It involved a nighttime bombing raid from the USS Hornet aircraft carrier. It was led by Colonel James Doolittle. Doolittle led the raid of 16 B-25 bombings to attack Tokyo. The raid killed 50 Japanese people and damaged 100 buildings. The pilot flew to China where they crash landed. The Doolittle Raid was a small military gain, but it gave Americans more confidence. The Battle of Coral Sea was used to fight Japan. In May of 1942, Japanese moved to take Port Moresby in New Guinea. The Japanese wanted to attack Australia later on. They also wanted to protect its military bases at Rabual, New Guinea. America sent 2 aircraft carriers. They were the USS Lexington and the USS Yorktown along with support vessels to attack the Japanese forces. On May 7-8, 1948, American and Japanese forces fought each other via aircraft. The battle was a draw, but it further gave Americans forces confidence to continue. Aircraft carriers and planes were key weapons in WWII. Japan no longer attacked New Guinea in the future. 1942 saw the Allied response against the Axis Powers to exist in a higher level.

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June 1942 was a time of the Allied forces were still responding and fighting the Axis Powers. The Axis Powers never had a long term strategy in their goals. Hitler wanted to rule Europe and murder Jewish people, Communists, socialists, plus non-white Germanic peoples. Mussolini wanted an empire from Italy to East Africa. Tojo wanted to dominate Western Pacific areas and Asia. The Allied forces had a more unified purpose. Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin wanted Nazi Germany defeated. America created tons of materials for the Allies, but the Allies fought Nazi U-Boats in order for the Allies to carry those supplies to the UK, the Soviet Union, and other Allied forces. German U-Boats sank more than 3,500 merchant ships and murdered thousands of Allied seamen in the Atlantic and Caribbean waters. By mid-1943, the Allied forces used radar to track and destroy German U-Boats. Long range bombers defeated many U-boats too. Germany attacked Russia in 1941. The Nazis send one army north to Leningrad and a second one east toward Moscow. They also had a third group going south to Stalingrad. The Nazis were deep in the Soviet Union. Millions of Soviet soldiers and civilians were killed. The Soviet resistance and the Russian winter ended the Nazi advance. Hitler also wanted to capture Stalingrad in order to get the rich oil fields of the Caucasus Mountains. The battle of Stalingrad was long and harsh. German troops had house by house fights. The Soviet troops counterattacked. The Nazis were trapped. Hitler resisted defeat at first. The remaining German troops surrendered on January 31, 1943. The battle of Stalingrad was a turning point in the war. It was the end of the Hitler advance in the east. Hitler never could dominate Europe. Nazi armies were in retreat and came back toward Germany. The Soviet Union was now in the offensive going westward into Berlin.

There was World War II battles in North Africa too. In the deserts and mountains of North Africa, Germany and Britain fought each other for territories. The British were fighting the Germans and the Italians since 1940. The Allied forces wanted North Africa. Stalin wanted America and Britain to fight the Nazis in France in order to cause a second European front (plus give Stalin more freedom to fight). FDR and Churchill wanted to go into North Africa at first instead. Both thought that they needed more time to go into France from the English Channel. FDR and Churchill wanted to get North Africa, so they could go into Italy. By October of 1942, the British won a major victory at El Alamein in Egypt. The British moved westward. Allied troops landed in Morocco and Algeria and started to move east toward key German position. The Allied invasion of North Africa was started by General Dwight Eisenhower, who was an American. German general Erwin Rommel on February of 1943 led his Afrika Korps against the Americans at the Kasserine Pass in Tunisia. He was called the Desert Fox. Rommel broke through the American lines. He wanted to go to the Allied supply base at Tebessa in Algeria. American soldiers stopped the Rommel assault. Rommel retreated after he lacked the supplies to carry onward. The Kasserine Pass victory inspired Americans. They or the Allies wanted aggressive officers and troops who were trained at desert fighting. Eisenhower put the American forces in North Africa under the command of George S. Patton Jr. He was a tank commander and an expert strategist. Patton’s forces went east. They had confidence. At the same time, the British forces went westward from Egypt. They trapped the Axis armies. The Nazis decreased in power at Tunisia. Rommel escaped and his army didn’t win. By May of 1943, German and Italian forces surrendered with about 240,000 troops.

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By 1943, the Nazis were on the defensive. January of 1943 was the time when Roosevelt and Churchill met at Casablanca, Morocco to plan their next moves. They decided to bomb Germany and invade Italy. FDR wanted the Allies to only accept unconditional surrender. FDR didn’t want Hitler, Mussolini, or Tojo to have some negotiated peace. FDR wanted complete victory. The Allied forces invaded Italy. First, they came to Sicily since it had little U-Boats and it was an island. By July 1943, British and American armies came into Sicily. Eisenhower commanded the joint American-British forces to strike. The Axis escaped into the mainland of Italy. The 38 day campaign caused the Allies to control the western Mediterranean. It paved the way for the invasion of the Italian mainland. It also ended the rule of Benito Mussolini years later. Italy surrendered on September 3, 1943. 5 weeks later, Italy declared war on Germany. Hitler didn’t give up on Italy yet. Mussolini was rescued by a German airborne force from a mountaintop fortress. Hitler made him a puppet leader of northern Italy. In southern Italy, the Nazis fought against the Allies.

The invasion of Italy by the Allies wasn’t easy. Italy had massive mountains, heavy rains, and tough terrain. Allied forces would not completely defeat the Axis until 1944, but the Allied force would have ma
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Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the publication of the latest batch of government no deal Brexit planning papers

Mark Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, is in Downing Street for this morning’s cabinet meeting about a possible no deal Brexit, according to Steve Back, a photographer who covers Downing Street and who tweets as @PoliticalPics.

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One of the more interesting political developments of the last few years has been the growing rupture between the Conservative party and big business. The Tories used to be effectively the political wing of the CBI, but Brexit has changed that and we saw a relatively small, but nevertheless telling, example of that this morning when Dominic Raab, the Brexit secretary, criticised John Lewis for saying Brexit was contributing to a collapse in profits.

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These are challenging times in retail. Profits before exceptionals are always lower and more volatile in the first half than the second half. It is especially so this half year, driven mainly by John Lewis & Partners where gross margin has been squeezed in what has been the most promotional market we’ve seen in almost a decade.

With the level of uncertainty facing consumers and the economy, in part due to ongoing Brexit negotiations, forecasting is particularly difficult but we continue to expect full-year profits to be substantially lower than last year for the Partnership as a whole.

Well, I think it’s probably rather easy at this moment in time for any business that isn’t doing rather well to point to Brexit. But let me just give you the facts; this week we’ve had economic growth accelerating, we’ve had real wages accelerating, we’ve had Relx, the Anglo-Dutch business information company, revise its structure to be headquartered in the UK. So, actually, we have got positive news on the economy this week ...

I don’t doubt that some of the uncertainty around these negotiations will have an impact on business. That’s why we are putting all our energy into getting the good deal that we want with our EU friends and partners ... All I’m just gently saying is that it is rather easy for a business to blame Brexit and the politicians rather than to take responsibility for their own situation.

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This year saw new solar output highs across Europe as summer temperature records were smashed.

In the U.K., solar broke the record for weekly output between June 21 and June 28, producing 533 gigawatt-hours of energy. The spike in output led solar to take over from gas as the number-one energy source in the country, said the European PV industry body SolarPower Europe.

In July, solar also reached a new high in Germany, with a record 6.17 terawatt-hours of production, SolarPower Europe said. Further north, Denmark registered 361 hours of sunshine in May. This led to an increase of 33 percent in solar electricity production, smashing previous records.

And in the Netherlands, a sunny July saw 75 percent more solar power generation than in the same month last year. “Across Europe, records came tumbling down,” observed SolarPower Europe CEO James Watson in a press note.

“One of the side effects of this year’s heatwave has been a record amount of solar electricity production,” he said. “In country after country, solar has set impressive new milestones.”

The organization’s policy director, Aurelie Beauvais, said large-scale solar filled in for conventional generation as the 2018 European heatwave brought thermal power plants to a standstill.

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The European solar market grew by 28.4 percent in 2017, SolarPower Europe figures show. This brought the region’s total installed capacity to 107 gigawatts.

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Furthermore, hot weather would degrade PV performance rather than improve it, she said. At the height of the heatwave in July, even parts of the Arctic Circle saw temperatures rise above 30ºC.

In practice, SolarPower Europe communications director Kristina Thoring told GTM, the cause of this year’s solar records varied from country to country.

“In the Netherlands, it was the increased capacity buildout combined with the remarkably sunny weather that led to a new solar record,” she said.

Whatever the cause, it looks as though next summer might bring a fresh crop of solar records across Europe.

With costs hitting an all-time average low of €43.30 ($50.35) per megawatt-hour in Germany’s latest solar tender, in December 2017, and the European Commission ending five years of trade barriers on Asian panels, the industry is braced for increased growth.

“Europe has been in a transition phase over the last couple of years,” Thoring said. “We are now entering the next growth phase, as the European Union has agreed on a number of positive legislations which will mean increased deployment of solar.”

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SolarPower Europe expects Germany alone to add more than 2 gigawatts of capacity this year, putting it back at the level seen during the country’s solar boom half a decade ago. French installations are also expected to breach the gigawatt barrier this year.

According to SolarPower Europe’s medium growth scenario, the total installed solar capacity across Europe could rise to 116 gigawatts this year and 129 gigawatts in 2019.

Germany will surpass 45 gigawatts of solar this year, and next year Italy and France will hit 20 gigawatts and 10 gigawatts, respectively.

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables solar analyst Rishab Shrestha commented: “Solar as a share of generation will certainly increase in the future given the capacity forecasts.”


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Our stylist, Maria Antoinette is an industry icon for her creative, yet somehow achievable hairstyles for naturalistas. Our textile designer and artist, Melissa A. Mitchell of Abeille Creations, along with Tailor Soila Konchellah, decorated our team with wearable art worthy of an exhibit. Last but not least, our Stylist and Creative Director, Morgan A. Wilder is the talent behind pulling everything together for a cohesive, runway-ready show that we’re proud to bring to New York Fashion Week with Texture on the Runway. Carol’s Daughter THEME: Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price always enjoyed spending time with her family. When she was younger, it was time spent bonding with her mother and now, she enjoys that same special bonding with her own children. For Texture on the Runway, we recreated these special moments shared between, mother, and child by using models that are actual family. Lead Stylists Derick Monroe and Gabrielle Corney using the Pracaxi Nectar style and care line to create styles that celebrated each models uniqueness as well as their family bond. Creme of Nature THEME: At Creme of Nature we are shifting the culture and redefining the future of universal style and texture…with a bold Afrofuturism hijacking of the runway. The “Afro Punk Urban Queen” is fearless in her diverse expression of edgy street fashion, multicultural hairstyling and glow up beauty – which all reflect the glamorous ornamentation of her #BlackGirlMagic that extends to every corner of the globe. This supernatural goddess embodies a generation of boss ladies setting trends all over the world. The Afro Punk Urban Queen has grinded her way from the bottom to the top and from the streets to C-Suites, while empowering her beloved brothers and sisters on the journey. Putting it all together, Creme of Nature brought to life the Afro Punk Urban Queen ethos through beautiful clothing and fabric from De La Cruz New York, cutting- edge hairstyles lead by celebrity hairstylist Pekela Riley, Afro Beat Dancers courtesy of Nedra The Dancer, music by MPerfect Marketing Solutions and visuals by Craig Brimm to showcase our dream. Mielle Organics THEME: Mielle Organics hit the runway with an edgy presentation that brought the brand to life. Hairstyles and looks were crafted and inspired by the woman warriors of Wakanda. Mielle Organics’ lead stylist Key Glover delivered edgy and dramatic looks. Hair was styled using the Pomegranate and Honey collection, including the three newest additions to the line: Moisturizing & Detangling Shampoo, Moisturizing & Detangling Conditioner and Curl Refreshing Spray. SheaMoisture: THEME: “Celebrating Our Shine,” showcased the beauty and versatility of textured hair styles created with SheaMoisture’s award-winning legacy collection, Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Hair Care. The collection provides treatment and styling solutions with natural, certified organic and fair trade ingredients for all textured types and looks. The runway presentation featured stunning styles that demonstrate the many dimensions of texture, designed with as much fashion-forward inspiration as any haute couture collection. Models were dressed in looks that brought the warmth and glow of a tropical day. Davina Bennett, Miss Jamaica and SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Brand Ambassador, headlined the show as the first woman to rock her afro in all its splendor at the Miss Universe pageant, being crowned 2nd Runner-Up. Davina led this charge with celebrity stylist & SheaMoisture Textured Hair Ambassador, Diane C. Bailey, to celebrate our shine and how texture is at the forefront of redefining the hair care beauty standard. The Mane Choice THEME: Texture on the Runway has given so many multicultural brands in this space a platform to showcase textured hair beautifully during Fashion Week. Our goal through this partnership is to continue those efforts by showcasing how our brand is taking strides to empower and offer solutions to all textures. Supporting sponsors included: As I Am, Aunt Jackie’s, ORS Curls Unleashed, Maybelline, Reshma Beauty, Smooth ‘N Shine and Tone Skincare. For more information about Texture on the Runway, email sales@naturallycurly.com and visit: TextureontheRunway.com. Or follow @NaturallyCurly on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. About TextureMedia/NaturallyCurly TextureMedia is the largest digital media company created to inspire, educate and empower the textured-hair community. Founded in 1998, the company influences up to $5 billion in hair care sales each year. TextureMedia operates a family of leading digital properties that engage multicultural beauty enthusiasts through original and user-generated content, branded entertainment, social media and commerce. Its monthly social reach is 16 million strong across its portfolio of brands, which include NaturallyCurly, the flagship, first-to-market platform that champions the textured-hair consumer, SHOP NaturallyCurly, the premier e-commerce destination specifically for curly hair, CurlyNikki, the leading natural hair blogger site and TextureTrends which provides powerful consumer insights and solutions for brands and retailers with research needs about the multicultural haircare segment. About Sally Beauty Sally Beauty is the world’s largest distributor and retailer of professional beauty products based on a store count of more than 3,700 stores in 13 countries. Sally Beauty stores operate throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Chile, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and Germany. Sally Beauty stores service both retail consumers and salon professionals by offering up to 10,000 products for hair, skin, and nails through professional lines such as Clairol, L’Oreal, Wella and Conair, as well as an extensive selection of proprietary merchandise. ###
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As the International Criminal Court (ICC) continues to pursue actions against U.S. citizens, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States moved to counter this international body, which has a questionable reputation. The Trump Administration plans to sanction the ICC if the judges proceed with possible charges of war crimes committed by American soldiers.

National Security Adviser John Bolton declared, "The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court." Bolton also called out the court for bowing to pressure from Palestinians, who are also calling for an investigation of Israel. Never mind that the Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization, as terror groups, have the blood of thousands of innocents on their hands. The Palestinian leadership continues to give stipends to the families of their "martyrs," Palestinians who kills citizens of Israel and the United States and die doing so. The Palestinian authority also pays Palestinians who are in prison for carrying out terrorist attacks in Israel.

The Trump administration will consider banning ICC judges and prosecutors from entering the United States, place sanctions on any funds they have in the U.S. financial system, and prosecuting ICC officials in United States courts. Additionally, any country that cooperates with the ICC in prosecuting Americans will risk forfeiting U.S. aid and military assistance. The United States may also look at negotiating new bilateral agreements that will forbid other nations from surrendering Americans to the ICC.

The court is based in the Hague, Netherlands. Founded in 2002, the United States and Russia (among other nations) refused to ratify the treaty or join the legal body. President George W. Bush was firmly against the establishment of the court. President Obama tried to cooperate with the ICC but was largely thwarted by bipartisan opposition in Congress.

The ICC has been investigating possible war crimes in Afghanistan for over a decade. Last November, the investigators asked to include the actions of U.S. military personnel, civilian contractors and members of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The ICC's "Pre-trial Chamber" is now deciding if further inquiries, or criminal charges, are appropriate.

Since Afghanistan became a party to the ICC in 2003, the court now claims jurisdiction over potential criminal acts committed in a member state, even if allegedly committed by individuals whose country of origin (for example, the United States) is not a signatory to the Rome Treaty that established the international judiciary.

It would be an unprecedented relinquishment of U.S. sovereignty over its legal system, and control over its own citizens, to support the broad, sweeping international powers of this controversial court. The decrees of this court, though supported by most member states of the United Nations, are not accountable to any oversight body; not being a nation-state itself, it would be inappropriate to even have an extradition treaty with such a body.

Some misguided Americans applaud the work of the ICC and strongly support the idea of prosecuting U.S. soldiers and other citizens. For example, the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) has assisted the ICC with thousands of victim statements obtained by the CCR.

The CCR is also providing legal counsel and advice to two detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Sharqawi Al Hajj and Guled Hassn Duran, both of whom claim to be war-crime victims due to their interrogation and detention following the events of 9-11. The CCR claims, "Overall, Al Hajj and Duran's victim's representations make the case for a thorough investigation that brings an end to impunity for over a decade of international human rights violations related to the war in Afghanistan." A CCR spokesperson bemoans the fact that, "To date, no high-level U.S. official from the civilian leadership, military, CIA, or private contractor has been prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity."

As we commemorate another anniversary of the horrific acts of September 11, 2001, we remember the thousands who died in New York City, the Pentagon, and in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. We also remember the sacrifice of over 6,000 U.S. troops who died fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq, the grief of their families, and the over 60,000 U.S. troops who were wounded there. {eoa}

For the original article, visit aclj.org.


          Indonesia: Hivos EOI : Facilitator for Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy Annual Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation      Cache   Translate Page      
Organization: Hivos
Country: Indonesia
Closing date: 19 Sep 2018

Hivos Southeast Asia is an International non-governmental organization guided by humanist values. It aims at structural poverty alleviation with a strong focus on civil society building and sustainable economic development. Hivos Southeast Asia provides financial support for local NGOs, is active in networking, lobbying and exchanging knowledge and expertise.

Title : Facilitator for Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy Annual Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

Duty Station : Jakarta, Indonesia

Duration : September to December 2018

1. Background

Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy is a partnership that is developed to do lobby and advocacy on the issues of Green and Inclusive Energy. This initiative is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, started since the end of 2016 and will be running for 5 (five) years. In Indonesia, Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy engages 3 (three) local Civil Society Organizations, namely: Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia (KPI), and Yayasan Lembaga Konsumen Indonesia (YLKI).

Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy in Indonesia is worked based on the theory of change (ToC) that is built by all the organizations involved, and regularly visited and evaluated, two times every year. Aside that, each of organizations capacity was evaluated using 5C assessment methodology, that shows the capacity of each organizations, as required, to see the impact of the program to the capacity of each organizations related to green and inclusive energy.

Near to its two years of implementation, Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy would like to see the impact of the program to all organizations that are included in the partnerships, and see their changes in capacity. The information gathered from this evaluation, will be used as inputs to the annual planning for 2019, in specific on the capacity development strategies.

Having said that, Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy will require a (team of) facilitator(s), to mediate the process, gather the information, and analyze the result, to feed into the planning sessions for Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy works in 2019.

2. Deliverables

The required deliverables from the Consultant are:

  1. To conduct (and facilitate) 5C assessments for all Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy partners based on the defined indicators;

  2. To provide progress analysis of 5C assessments based on baseline assessment and to provide recommendations, and use the recommendations as inputs for the annual planning for 2019;

  3. To facilitate the annual planning for 2019 of Strategic Partnership Green and Inclusive Energy, using the result of 5C assessments and harvested outcome in the previous period;

  4. Report of the 5C assessment and annual planning 2019, along with its recommendations, Report must be produced bilingual

3. Requirements

The required deliverables from the Consultant are:

  1. The Candidate can be an individual Consultant or organization;

  2. The Candidate has the experience of using 5C assessment to analyze the capacity of organizations, minimum for 3 years;

  3. The Candidate has a strong familiarity with Outcome Harvesting methodology and Theory of Change for monitoring and evaluation;

  4. The Candidate has at the minimum 5 years the experience in group facilitation;

  5. The Candidate speaks Indonesia fluently and be able to write the report in English;

  6. The Candidate has to submit a proposal on how the Candidate propose to facilitate the assessment and also the annual planning.


How to apply:

Interested candidates are requested to submit an electronic copy of their expression of interest/ proposal to hr.sea@hivos.org and imelda@hivos.org no more than 19 August 2018 with email subject: Facilitator SP Annual Planning & Monev

For more information about Hivos Southeast Asia, visit https://www.hivos.org/


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More than three weeks after Wikileaks associate Arjen Kamphuis disappeared without a trace, a local fisherman has discovered his belongings in a sea in northern Norway, prompting local police to search the water and land around where the items were found, the Daily Mail reports.

Arjen Kamphuis, 47, had been missing since leaving his hotel in the northern Norwegian town of Bodo on Aug. 20. He was staying there while on holiday, but the time had come for him to travel back to his home country, the Netherlands. He had been expected to fly home to Amsterdam on Aug. 22, but Kamphuis didn't show up for his flight, which was set to depart from the Norwegian town of Trondheim, located more than 700 kilometers south of Bodo.

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Kamphuis's belongings were found in the waters of a fjord near Kvaenflaget, some 30 miles east of Bodo. Police have so far refused to comment beyond confirming that the items belonged to Kamphuis.

"Due to the ongoing investigation the police do not at this time wish to release any information about which specific items that have been found," Norwegian police said in a statement on Wednesday.

An avid hiker, Kamphuis disappeared after leaving his hotel in Bodø, Norway on August 20, as we reported earlier this month. He was set to fly out of Trondheim on August 22 after a 10-hour train ride. Wikileaks said that it's possible Kamphuis disappeared on the 10-hour train ride between Bodo and Trondheim, though authorities have claimed he had taken a train from Bodo to the town of Rognan on the day he disappeared.

"The train between the two takes (approximately) 10 hours, suggesting he disappeared either in Bodo, Trondheim or on the train," the organization said.

Judging by a recent tweet claiming that Kamphuis' cellphone was used more than ten days after his disappearance, Wikileaks remains hopeful that Kamphuis will eventually be found alive. Though news of the cellphone's activation has only added to the mystery. His phone was purportedly used near the southwestern city of Stavanger on Aug. 30, which is roughly 1,600 km from Bodo. But authorities could not confirm if it was Kamphuis who had switched the phone on. Both German and Dutch SIM cards had been used by the phone on that day.

So far, authorities have given no indication that foul play was involved in his disappearance.

Police are reportedly examining three theories to explain Kamphuis' disappearance: a voluntary disappearance including a possible suicide, an accident, or a crime.

"We haven't made enough progress in the case to be able to eliminate or confirm any of these three theories," said inspector Bjarte Walla."We are keeping all options open."

However, a friend of Kamphuis has emphasized that his involvement with Wikileaks was "minimal" and that he really only helped the organization with information security to secure its valuable trove of leaked documents. The same friend added that "there were absolutely no signs that he wanted to disappear," claiming instead that he "wanted to live a private life."

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          IoT Time: M2M/Internet of Things weekly digest      Cache   Translate Page      
*Mobile TeleSystems (MTS)* has claimed a Russian first with the launch of services over its NB-IoT network in 20 cities across the Federation including Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Kazan and Vladivostok. It plans to offer NB-IoT coverage in all large cities nationwide by the end of 2018. The NB-IoT infrastructure and service rollout is supported by technology solutions from *Huawei*, *Nokia*, *Ericsson*, *Samsung* and *Cisco*, with MTS targeting sectors such as logistics/transport, energy/utilities, mining, manufacturing, retail, health, smart cities and smart housing. The mobile operator highlighted that the NB-IoT network will significantly reduce costs of implementing IoT/M2M solutions due to advantages over existing M2M standards, including increased network capacity, high radio-sensitivity, long service/battery life and low IoT module cost. In another pan-Russia announcement, fixed network operator *ER-Telecom* disclosed that its LoRaWAN-based industrial IoT network has expanded services to 52 cities, stretching from the Pacific port of Vladivostok to the European exclave of Kaliningrad. ER-Telecom – operating under the brands Dom.ru and Dom.ru Business – has partnered platform provider *Actility* for the rollout, targeting 60 cities by the end of this year. IoT solutions on the LoRa network are aimed at the energy sector as well as smart city applications, housing/communal services, other urban services and transport companies among others, offering tailored solutions for ER’s business clients. In the US, *AT&T* is narrowing down the launch window for its upcoming NB-IoT network, which will augment its existing low power, wide area (LPWA) IoT network based on LTE-M technology. AT&T now aims to launch NB-IoT connectivity services in the second quarter of 2019, Mobile World Live reports. 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Vodafone – which claims around 74 million M2M/IoT connections worldwide – says there is strong enterprise demand for NB-IoT-powered applications, with its IoT director Stefano Gastaut stating: ‘NB-IoT gives businesses access to 5G capabilities a year before we expect large-scale consumer availability and I believe this will be a catalyst in the widespread use of IoT by enterprises.’ Indian IoT specialist *Unlimit*, part of the *Reliance Group*, has teamed up with state-owned telco *Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)* to offer IoT services to enterprise customers across India in sectors including automobile, digital manufacturing, logistics, transportation, public sector enterprises and agriculture. Unlimit will leverage BSNL’s pan-India cellular network to provide solutions including IoT device management, managed connectivity, application software and advanced analytics. 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Sprint says that via Curiosity IoT ‘intelligence from device data will be generated instantly through the dedicated, distributed and virtualized core, built together with the new operating system. And the ultimate level of security will be provided from the chip to the cloud.’ Lastly, *Cubic Telecom* has launched its Global Connectivity Management Platform offered ‘as-a-Service’ to IoT device manufacturers worldwide, with the first devices hosted on the platform already being managed in Europe, the USA and South Korea. Cubic says its unique platform solution brings standards-based remote SIM provisioning and cloud-native advanced connectivity management functions such as zero-touch device registration and connectivity activation across different mobile networks, regions and regulatory conditions. Cubic underlines that its IoT platform has ‘entirely new integration capabilities, making it easy for device manufacturers from an array of different industries to deliver a truly global connectivity solution to end users through one global SIM and one platform … across all regions, with complete freedom of vendor choice.’ We welcome your feedback about *IoT Time*. If you have any questions, suggestions or corrections, please email *editors@commsupdate.com*.
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Between 2 and 5 October, The City of The Hague in The Netherlands is hosting the third edition of the international Cyber Security Week.

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          GOLF: Wiltshire trio face Dutch challenge      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Senior Statistician (Medical Devices)      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Quality Specialist medical devices      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Regulatory Affairs Senior Manager - Netherlands      Cache   Translate Page      
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          EC issues objections to T-Mobile, Tele2 Netherlands merger      Cache   Translate Page      
(Telecompaper) The European Commission has sent a statement of objections to Deutsche Telekom and Tele2 over the proposed merger of their Dutch operators, saying it's concerned the deal will lead to higher prices in the Dutch mobile market. T-Mobile said it will engage in talks with the Commission to try and resolve the concerns and still aims to close the acquisition by the end of the year as planned. 
          Rabobank spins off Moonshot book-keeping app Tellow      Cache   Translate Page      
Rabobank is spinning off Tellow, its book-keeping tool for the self-employed in the Netherlands.
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          ISIS execution art denounced by Dutch politicians       Cache   Translate Page      

A new art exhibition in the Netherlands features an interactive piece called "Phantom Pain" that allows users to simulate being beheaded by ISIS.


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          9/13/2018: CITY: The man who would be king — of Holland      Cache   Translate Page      

John Scobie cheers for Canada at international sporting events. He was born and bred here, after all. But, when Canada isn’t playing, he roots for Holland even though he has never visited the Netherlands, nor can he point to any particular ancestry...
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Growshop Alien is a store that offers cheap and quality prices of seeds for the growing market. They are the Netherlands and are available for walk-in seed purchasing or online shipping. The Growshop Alien is a trustworthy online shop as well where they give utmost priority to orders. They are also open within the Netherlands […]
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Users of the Kodi media center may already know that the Netherlands-based repository for third-party add-ons, XvBMC, was recently shut down due to copyright violations. Researchers at security company ESET have discovered that the repository was also part of a malicious cryptomining campaign dating back to December 2017. This is the second instance of Kodi being used for cryptojacking this year. "According to our research, the malware we found in the XvMBC repository was first added to the popular third-party add-on repositories Bubbles and Gaia (a fork of Bubbles), in December 2017 and January 2018, respectively," says ESET's Kaspars Osis,… [Continue Reading]

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          World leaders bid farewell to Kofi Annan      Cache   Translate Page      

Accra, Sep 13 (IANS) World leaders bid farewell to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan at his funeral in his home country of Ghana on Thursday.

On Monday, Annan's body was transferred to the West African nation from Switzerland, where he died on August 18 at the age of 80. However, it wasn't immediately clear why the process took so long.

Among those who attended the state funeral of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate at the International Conference Centre in the Ghanaian capital were UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo, senior government and military officials as well as dignitaries from across the world, Efe news reported.

"Kofi Annan brought considerable renown to Ghana as UN Secretary-General and by his conduct and comportment in the global arena," Akufo-Addo posted to Twitter.

"He gave his life to making peace where there was conflict, to defending the voiceless who were powerless, to promoting virtue where there was evil."

Speaking at the funeral, Guterres said Annan was an exceptional leader who saw the UN as a force for good. "As we face the headwinds of our troubled and turbulent times, let us always be inspired by the legacy of Kofi Annan," he said.

"Our world needs it now more than ever."

There were hymns and a performance by soprano and human rights campaigner Barbara Hendricks, the BBC reported. Annan's nephew Kojo Amoo-Gottfried read a eulogy, describing how he had led a hunger strike in his secondary school to protest against the quality of food in the dining hall.

There were also a moving tribute by his wife, Swedish lawyer and artist Nane Maria Annan. She thanked Ghana for giving the world such an extraordinary man and said her husband had an irresistible aura of radiant warmth.

"His legacy would live on through his foundation and through all of us," she said.

The former queen of the Netherlands, Princess Beatrix, and her daughter-in-law Princess Mabel, who were close friends of Annan, were among the mourners.

Annan started his career at the UN in 1962 and 35 years later became the first person from sub-Saharan Africa to be appointed Secretary General.

His 1997-2006 term at the helm of the UN was marked by his programme to reform the institution and his efforts to draw support from the international community in Africa as well as leading the fight against AIDS.

In 2001, Annan and the UN were jointly awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for "their work for a better organised and more peaceful world".

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Students bury Shell during promotion speech by CEO Shell Netherlands at the UvA Amsterdam on the  12th of  September 2018. Originally published by Indymedia NL. Note: Enough is Enough is not organizing any of these events, we are publishing this text for people across the US and Europe to be able to see what is […]
          Belgium begins criminal investigation into EA’s noncompliance with gambling laws as lockboxes remain in FIFA      Cache   Translate Page      
Activision-Blizzard and Valve may have cooperated with European nations’ lockbox demands, but apparently EA won’t be playing ball. You’ll recall that at the end of last year, Belgium’s and The Netherlands’ gaming regulatory bodies began in-depth investigations into the mechanics and effects of gaming lockboxes of all stripes; ultimately, Belgium’s report, endorsed by the country’s Ministry of Justice, found lockboxes [...]



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          ‘Dutch goverment complicit in terrorism in Syria’      Cache   Translate Page      
This video from The Hague, The Netherlands, shows the beginning near the Peace Palace on 31 August 2013, of the demonstration then against war in Syria. According to Ms Carla Del Ponte, former prosecutor of the Yugoslavia tribunal and member … Continue reading
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This 13 September 2018 video is about six-spot burnet moths mating. Harry Brummelhuis made this video in the Engbertdijksvenen nature reserve in the Netherlands.
          GOLF: Wiltshire trio face Dutch challenge      Cache   Translate Page      
DAVID Howell will hope to put in a strong showing at this week’s KLM Open in the Netherlands.
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          European countries demand that publicly funded research should be free to all      Cache   Translate Page      

MANY scientists have championed the idea that publicly funded research should be available to all and not locked away in pricey journals. Although this “open access” ethos has become more popular in recent years, most researchers’ work remains fenced off by an online paywall. That may change with a radical European initiative unveiled earlier this month.

Eleven European countries, including Britain, France and the Netherlands, have signed up to what is called “Plan S”. This requires scientists who benefit from those countries’ national-research funding organisations to publish their work only in open-access journals on freely accessible websites by 2020. That would in turn prevent papers from appearing in around 85% of periodicals, including some of the most esteemed, such as Nature and Science.

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          David Rosenthal: Blockchain Solves Preservation!      Cache   Translate Page      
We're in a period when blockchain or "Distributed Ledger Technology" is the Solution to Everything™, so it is inevitable that it will be proposed as the solution to the problems of digital preservation. John Collomosse et al's abstract for ARCHANGEL: Trusted Archives of Digital Public Documents states:
We present ARCHANGEL; a de-centralised platform for ensuring the long-term integrity of digital documents stored within public archives. Document integrity is fundamental to public trust in archives. Yet currently that trust is built upon institutional reputation --- trust at face value in a centralised authority, like a national government archive or University. ARCHANGEL proposes a shift to a technological underscoring of that trust, using distributed ledger technology (DLT) to cryptographically guarantee the provenance, immutability and so the integrity of archived documents. We describe the ARCHANGEL architecture, and report on a prototype of that architecture build over the Ethereum infrastructure. We report early evaluation and feedback of ARCHANGEL from stakeholders in the research data archives space.
This is a wonderful example of the way people blithely assume that the claimed properties of blockchain systems are actually delivered in the real world. Below the fold I ask whether Collomosse et al have applied appropriate skepticism to blockchain's claims, and whether they have considered the sustainability of their proposal.

Collomosse et al start by claiming:
ARCHANGEL breaks new ground by proposing the use of a blockchain payload to record digital signatures (content evidence) derived from either scanned physical, or born-digital, document to ensure their integrity over decade- or century-long timespans.
Seven years ago I wrote Do Digital Signatures Assure Long-Term Integrity? in response to Duane Dunston's advocacy of the use of digital signatures to assure the integrity of preserved digital documents. After reviewing the issues I concluded:
Basing the long-term integrity of digital documents on digital signatures, and thus on the ability to keep secrets for the long term is unwise. Fortunately, it is not necessary. There are at least two different approaches to doing so that do not depend on long-term secrets:
  • The technique of entangling hashes, patented by Stuart Haber and others, and implemented in the ACE system, provides tamper-evident storage without secrets. It can detect but not recover from tampering using a minimum of tamper-proof storage. There are practical difficulties in implementing it securely enough, but these are much less significant than those involved in long-term use of digital signatures.
  • The protocol underlying the LOCKSS system provides tamper-resistant storage against a powerful adversary without long-term secrets. It does use short-term secrets, whose life is a day or less, but it limits the damage caused if even these leak.
So they are proposing to use blockchain technology to solve a problem for which a commercial centralized solution has been available for twenty-four years, and an open-source academic solution for eleven years (both based on patents issued twenty-six years ago), and a decentralized solution available for fifteen years which has been in economically sustainable production use for twelve years. None of this work is cited.

The authors do not establish that there is significant unmet demand for services of these kinds, presumably because they are unaware that such services have existed for more than a decade. ARCHANGEL does not even "break new ground" in proposing the use of blockchain technology for this purpose. Victoria Lemieux's 2016 paper Trusting records: is Blockchain technology the answer? concluded:
Blockchain technology can be used to address issues associated with information integrity in the present and near term, assuming proper security architecture and infrastructure management controls. It does not, however, guarantee reliability of information in the first place, and would have several limitations as a long-term solution for maintaining trustworthy digital records.
It is important to observe that:
ARCHANGEL utilises a permissioned blockchain model, in which operators or automatic processes authorised to add content to the AMI commit blocks into the chain encoding content evidence.
They go on to suggest that their permissioned blockchain use proof-of-work to establish consensus:
In our architecture we propose two modes of consensus checking, both predicated upon a permissioned DLT model:
  1. The Blockchain is maintained via proof of work across a private set of nodes, which are maintained collectively by multiple AMIs each with independent governance structure e. g. national archives of different nation states. As such an unprecedented level of collusion would be required to corrupt the Blockchain.
  2. The Blockchain is maintained via proof of work across a public Blockchain maintained globally. In such case a program embedded within the Blockchain (a ’smart contract’) with sole permission to write to the Blockchain is invoked in order to the append data. Access to the smart contract end-point is granted via secret key. In this case corruption would require more than half of the public DLT infrastructure miners to collude, which is again unlikely e. g. on the Ethereum main network.
There are a number of problems here. The first is that permissioned blockchains do not need proof of work to maintain consensus; the canonical permissioned blockchain, IBM's Hyperledger, uses Byzantine Fault Tolerance protocols and thereby avoids the appalling and obviously unsustainable energy use of current proof of work blockchains (the top 5 cryptocurrencies are estimated to use as much energy as The Netherlands). Option 1 could be implemented using Hyperledger far more easily and efficiently than by using proof of work.

The second is that the security of blockchains assumes that a large number of nodes act independently. It has been known for more than four years that this is not the case in public blockchains such as Ethereum, which are dominated by a small number of large "mining pools":
in Ethereum — 3 pools control more than 60% of the hashrate, and 6 pools will get you over 85%.
For major cryptocurrencies these pools contain large numbers of nodes, which were attracted by the rapidly rising "price" of the coin. Since the beginning of this year, however:
MVIS CryptoCompare Digital Assets 10 Index extended its collapse from a January high to 80 percent. ... Wednesday’s losses were led by Ether, the second-largest virtual currency. It fell 6 percent to $171.15 at 7:50 a.m. in New York, extending this month’s retreat to 40 percent.
This makes mining uneconomic for most miners, as does utilities raising electricity prices for miners, so the networks will lose nodes. Committing digital preservation for the long term to infrastructure as volatile as cryptocurrencies is not a route to sustainability.

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Equally, a private blockchain operated by memory institutions faces great difficulty in maintaining adequate participation. These institutions are under severe budget pressure and competition for skilled staff. They are being forced to outsource their IT operations to "the cloud", and are unlikely to take on new or maintain existing in-house tasks. Byzantine Fault Tolerance is a better approach to maintaining consensus than proof of work in networks with a small number of nodes, even ignoring its wastefulness.

Third, Collomosse et al pay scant attention to the fact that digital preservation is primarily an economic problem. A sustainable digital preservation technology requires a viable business model:
We might also explore ... new business models to encourage sustainability. For example, the maintenance of the DLT (in terms of computational effort for mining) might be facilitated by users who seek document verification ’paying’ for that service via contribution of mining effort to maintain the DLT.
The whole point of archives and memory institutions is that they hold materials that are very rarely accessed. Thus the idea of sustaining them economically by charging for access can never work. Not to mention that the idea that individual scholars wanting to verify a document would "pay" by running a network node fails the laugh test.

Fourth, the authors uncritically accept blockchain's marketing hype that the only security threat is the unlikely one of collusion among the independent nodes:
The security of a blockchain is afforded by the immutability of data with the blocks, delivered by the compounding effect of each new block being hashed to include the hashes of previous blocks. Thus as content is committed into the blockchain, the security of the content is reinforced.
There are a number of issues with this:
  • The verifiability "of a blockchain is afforded by the immutability of data with the blocks". The security of the blockchain is afforded by the large number of replicas of the blocks at the large number of nodes.
  • The immutability of the blocks depends on the security of the hash algorithm in use. This is not absolute; "over decade- or century-long timespans" it degrades as happened for example to SHA-1.
  • Their system uses "smart contracts", which in practice are "immutable in name only".
  • Because the security of the blockchain depends upon the entire chain being replicated at each of the large number of nodes, successful blockchain systems suffer scaling problems, consuming large amounts of storage.
  • Unlike the decentralized LOCKSS system, ARCHANGEL and systems such as ACE do not contain "the content", merely hashes of "the content" which can be used for verification only if "the content" itself has survived through some other mechanism.
To do Collomosse et al justice, they do not claim to solve the whole problem of digital preservation, just that:
Blockchain offers a shield which archives can use to defend the records as authentic. ... It was also noted that acceptance of content evidence might eventually become similar to acceptance of DNA evidence in court, but that establishing that level of confidence would require strong public engaged to explain Blockchain in an accessible manner particularly explaining why one could trust the cryptographic assurances inherent in a DLT solution.
But, to the extent that blockchains and cryptocurrencies are perceived by the public as a single technology, and cryptocurrencies perceived as rancid with theft, fraud and manipulation, this may be difficult.

Sustainability is job #1 for archives. There's no point in setting up an archiving system and filling it with content only to have it fail after a decade or so. Sustainability has to be designed into both the technology and the organization into which it is embedded from the start if the contents are to survive the wide range of threats to which archived data is subject. Layering it on afterwards isn't going to be effective.

Basing the architecture of a preservation system on economically and environmentally unsustainable proof of work blockchains, and failing to identify any sustainable business model to support them isn't realistic.
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          Blog – Think. Innovation.: Fab Lab-enabled Humanitarian Aid in India      Cache   Translate Page      

Since June 2018 the state of Kerala in India has endured massive floodings, as you may have read in the news. This article contains a brief summary what the international Fab Lab Community has been doing until now (early September 2018) to help the people recovering.

Note 1: I am writing this from my point of view, from what I am remembering that has happened. In case you have any additions or corrections, contact me.

Note 2: Unfortunately the conversations are taking place in a closed Telegram group, making it difficult for other people to read back on what happened, study it and learn from it. An attempt has been made to move the conversation to the Fab Lab Forum, but that was not successful.

It started with my search for non-chemical plywood in The Netherlands for which I contacted many of the Fab Labs in the BeNeLux. In a response someone gave me an invite link to a Telegram group consisting of Fabbers from all over the world. I joined the group and started following the conversation. Soon people from Fab Labs in India reported about the floodings and asked the international Fab Lab Community there for ideas and help. A seperate Telegram group “Fab for Kerala” was created and several dozens of people joined.

It was interesting to follow the progress of the conversation. At first the ideas were all over the place, as if ‘we’ were the only people going to provide assistance to the affected people in Kerala. Luckily that soon changed towards recognizing the unique strengths and position of local Fab Labs, understanding that not only we are operating in a very complex physical situation on the flood-affected ground, but also in a complex situation of various organizations providing help. The need to get into contact with these organizations was understood and steps taken.

There was also a call for ‘going out there and knowing what is going on locally’ and ‘getting an overview of the data’ first, before anything could be done. Local Fabbers responded that it was very difficult to get to know first what was going on and we should just get started providing the basic needs. These two came together by people putting forward ideas of what practical things could be done and people putting forward understandings of what they heard that people needed.

The ideas that came forward were amongst others:

  • Building DIY gravity lamps so people who do not have electricity can have light at night.
  • Building temporary houses for people who lost their house altogether.
  • Various water filtration systems so people can make their own drinking water.

The needs that came forward were amongst others:

  • A way to detect snakes in the houses that were flooded: as the water subsided the snakes hid in moist dark places and people got bit.
  • Innovative ways to quickly clean a house of the mud that was left after the water subsided
  • A quick way to give people an alternative form of shelter, as they were moving from the centralized government issued shelters back to their own neighbourhoods.

The idea for temporary housing and need for alternative shelter came together and there was a brainstorm on how to proceed. With the combined brain resources in the group the conclusion was quickly drawn that building family-size domes was the best way to go.

Various Fab Labs in India then made practical arrangements on where to source, how to transport and where to build 5 domes. A volunteer from Fab Lab Kerala got the government interested and accomplished that upon showing the success of the domes, the government would finance building more domes.

Various volunteers from these local Fab Labs then set out to get funding for building 5 domes. This proved to be a challenging task, as it appeared to very difficult and costly to move money into India. I do not really understand the specifics of the difficulties, but understood that the government of India is actively preventing money from coming into the country. A pragmatic solution was found, which relies a lot on trust and ‘social contract’ between the members of the Fab Labs.

At this moment volunteers from Vigyan Ashram Fab Lab (in India, but outside of Kerala) have constructed ‘dome kits’ for the skeletons. These kits are being transported to Fab Lab Kerala, so contruction can begin. In the meantime practical challenges are being faced, such as which material to use as ‘walls’ for the domes.

One of the volunteers involved with building the domes has indicated that he will send out regular updates. So, hopefully I can soon link to those from here.

I have been following this group in awe of the amazing willingness and organizing capacity of the international Fab Lab Community.

Hopefully this initiative will continue and people in need will get help. The shift in direction that I have seen from “be all to everything” towards focus on the Fab Labs’ unique position and core competences, I feel has been vital. As is the intent of communication and coordination with other organizations active in the area.

Maybe this could be the dawn of a new category of humanitarian aid and humanitarian development, with the Fab Lab and Maker values at its core. Not to ‘disrupt and replace’, but to provide a different perspective, bring new value and fresh ideas and solutions.

Diderik

P.S.:

Pieter van der Hijden has made an effort to gather information resources relevant to this initiative. For the complete overview, see the international Fab Lab forum. Here a list of the resources:

The text in this article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Photo from article “For Kerala’s flood disaster, we have ourselves to blame” under fair use.


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McDonald's customers in the Netherlands will soon be able to buy fast food for their electric cars as well as themselves.
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Ryanair faces one-day strike in five countries over contractsBRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ryanair faces a one-day walkout by cabin crew across five countries on Sept. 28 as unions step up pressure on Europe's biggest budget airline to accept local contracts. The threatened strike in Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain is aimed at pressuring shareholders set to meet on Sept. 20 to address Ryanair's labour agreements, union officials said on Thursday. "It is time the company accepted to employ us with local contracts under local conditions in accordance with local law," Didier Lebbe, a spokesman for the CNE union in Belgium, told a news conference in Brussels.



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MONTFOORT - Weet je waar dat sappige biefstukje of die heerlijke karbonade op je bord vandaan komt? En weet je wat koeien, varkens of schapen moeten doorstaan voordat ze in de virtrine van de slagerij of de schappen van de supermarkt belanden? Save Movement the Netherlands wil ons daarvan bewust maken in de hoop dat we ons eetpatroon veranderen. Vanmorgen demonstreerde de stichting bij vleesverwerker Van Kooten in Montfoort.

Zo'n tien actievoerders filmden en fotografeerden vanmorgen schapen die het slachthuis in gingen. "We laten de bange blik in de ogen van de dieren zien en zetten dit op social media om mensen bewuster te maken. Ook gaan we ze aaien", vertelde Maria du Toit van The Save Movement Nederland. "We weten wel dat dieren emoties ervaren en een eigen persoonlijkheid hebben, maar veel mensen denken daar niet aan als ze vlees kopen. We willen mensen inspireren om meer plantaardig te gaan eten."

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De sfeer was vanmorgen rustig bij de vleesverwerker. De actie was dan ook in overleg met het slachthuis opgezet. "We zijn blij met de medewerking van Van Kooten", aldus Du Toit. Ons protest is ook niet specifiek tegen deze vleesverwerker gericht. We proberen bij zoveel mogelijk slachterijen te protesteren."

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Catharina Julianna Landa, 94, Goshen, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at Lakeland Rehab & Healthcare in Milford. She was born June 11, 1924, in Leeuwarden, Netherlands to Johannes and Christina (Van Aken) Overdijk. She attended public schooling in the Netherlands and was married on Read More
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There have now been a number of authoritative studies that have shown a
link between cannabis use in adolescence and the onset of schizophrenia
later, for instance the recent South London study1 by Sir
Robin Murray and colleagues from the Institute of Psychiatry at Kings
College, London which looked at over 400 people with schizophrenia and
found that use of Skunk (a type of cannabis produced from genetically
modified plants) increased the risk of developing psychotic illness
threefold. This more or less confirmed the findings of previous work
done in the UK and overseas and was very close to the 2.4 times
increased risk reported in one of the earliest studies carried out on
this subject which looked at over 45,000 soldiers in Sweden.2 It also supported the findings of a three year study of over 4,800 people carried out in the Netherlands.


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Dexter Gordon - Tokyo 1975
(Elemental Music 5990428. CD Review by Leonard Weinreich)

In all likelihood, Dexter Gordon is the only tenor saxophone player with an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Bertrand Tavernier’s 1986 Round Midnight). His talent was displayed early in his career when he skilfully impersonated the airiness and behind-the-beat style of Lester Young, later adding the rich chordal explorations of Coleman Hawkins and reshaping his version of the combination to suit the challenging topology of bebop.

Here, on tracks over 40 years old, never before released and curated by Michael Cuscuna (the most distinguished archaeologist in jazz?), we experience Dexter in full roar. Not only is this his debut performance in Japan, but it’s also Nils-Henning Ørsted Pedersen’s final recorded appearance with this group. And, because the four Tokyo recordings alone would have made an insubstantial CD, they’re augmented by two extended bonus live numbers recorded elsewhere (with group changes): Rhythm-A-Ning, from a 1973 Dutch concert and Old Folks, performed live in the U.S. in 1977.

At 6’ 6”, Dexter was a physical, as well as musical, giant. Towering over most of humankind, let alone his Japanese hosts, his grumbled that “the ceilings are too low and the beds too short”. If these discomforts caused a stiff neck or muscular aches, no audible evidence exists (and, being a Japanese concert, the sound was meticulously engineered). Of the four titles recorded in Tokyo, three (Fried Bananas, Days of Wine and Roses and Jelly, Jelly, Jelly) conjure gastronomic overtones, allowing Gordon to serve course after course of tasty ideas spicily garnished with a fair sprinkling of quotes (Sonny Boy, Chicago, etc.). In full flow, Gordon is an unstoppable force (refer to his epic thrilling duels with fellow tenor master, Wardell Gray). Few jazz musicians can compete with the torrential effect. Or swing as hard.

Having appeared frequently at Copenhagen’s legendary Montmartre Jazzhus club, the band’s ESP is other-worldly. Hardly a surprise because, even earlier, Kenny Drew had been Gordon’s deft piano sparring partner on highly rated U.S. recordings. Nils-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, a native Dane, was a virtuoso bassist who turbo-charged all the performances (check the second chorus of Days of Wine and Roses). And drummer, Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath (a jazz aristo, brother of bassist Percy and tenor player Jimmy), digs in deeply behind Gordon on Days of Wine and Roses. Errol Garner’s ballad Misty, usually a cue for syrupy expression, is approached with sensitivity. In place of cloying sentiment, we hear luscious sustained tones from Dexter and sparkle from Drew supported by Niels-Henning in monster form. To the audience’s delight, on Jelly, Jelly, Jelly (has no academic yet written a thesis on the prevalence of copulatory imagery in jazz song titles?), Gordon sings the 1941 Billy Eckstine back-beat blues that caused second balconies to writhe with pleasure (apparently, Eckstine was once accused of stealing the song from Dexter). The appreciative applause threatened to raise the Yubin Chokin’s roof.

Rhythm-A-Ning was taped in Laren, Holland, two years before the Japanese tour. Gordon’s second chorus with Nils-Henning will fold back your ears with pleasure. Drums are handled by Norwegian Espen Rud. And Old Folks, taken at leisurely tempo, was recorded in 1977 in New Haven with Ronnie Matthews (who supplies a delicious piano solo), bassist Stafford James and drummer Louis Hayes.

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Fried Bananas; Days of Wine and Roses; Misty; Jelly, Jelly, Jelly; Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone; Kenny Drew, piano; Nils-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, bass; Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath, drums. Recorded live Yubin Chokin Hall, Tokyo, Japan, October 1, 1975

Rhythm-A-Ning; Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone; Kenny Drew, piano; Nils-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, bass; Espen Rud, drums. Recorded live De Boerenhofstee, Laren, Netherlands, July 18 1973

Old Folks; Dexter Gordon, tenor saxophone; Ronnie Matthews, piano; Stafford James, bass; Louis Hayes, drums. Recorded live New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. May 5 1977

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Better Call Saul … maybe his brother Chuck will have better luck in court than Mr. Firstenberg … cursory Google search returns this gem … https://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/ems.html “Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS)—also called electromagnetic sensitivity (EMS)—is an alleged condition in which people believe that many common health problems are caused exposure to electromagnetic fields. The symptoms, which can vary considerably from person to person, include headaches; fatigue; anxiety; sleep disturbances; palpitations; irregular heartbeat; shortness of breath; skin symptoms such as prickling, burning sensations and rashes; muscle aches and pains, and many other ailments. The alleged sources include power lines, cell-phone towers, wi-fi networks, fluorescent lights, microwaves, mobile phones, chargers, and other electronic devices. EHS is not recognized by the scientific medical community as a disease. The World Health Organization has concluded that (a) although the purported symptoms are real, there is no scientific evidence of a causal link with EMF exposure and that (b) lowering internationally accepted EMF limits is unlikely to reduce the prevalence of symptoms [1]. In 2009, the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority noted: There is no evidence that RF [radiofrequency] exposure is a causal factor. In a number of experimental provocation studies, persons who consider themselves electrically hypersensitive and healthy volunteers have been exposed to either sham or real RF fields, but symptoms have not been more prevalent during RF exposure than during sham in any of the experimental groups. Several studies have indicated a nocebo effect, i.e. an adverse effect caused by an expectation that something is harmful. Associations have been found between self-reported exposure and the outcomes, whereas no associations were seen with measured RF exposure [2]. During the same year, the Health Council of the Netherlands reached a similar conclusion: “There is no causal relationship between exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and the occurrence of symptoms. However, there is a relationship between symptoms and the assumption of being exposed and therefore most likely with the risk perception.” [3] In 2010, a British team that evaluated 31 studies concluded that people who reported hypersensitivity were no better than nonsensitive individuals at detecting EMF under blinded conditions [4]. In 2012, Bad Science Watch issued a position paper which expressed concern about the dangers of wi-fi opposition: (a) low-income individuals and students might be denied access to educational resources, taxpayers might have to pay to expensive reversion to wired networks, and (c) quack diagnoses and treatments related to anti wi-fi claims [5]. Two Recent Court Cases In 2012, a New Mexico judge dismissed a lawsuit in which the plaintiff claimed to have been harmed by neighbor’s electrical equipment. The lawsuit, brought by Arthur Firstenberg, charged that his health had been seriously impaired by electromagnetic fields generated by cordless telephones, dimmer switches, chargers, Wi-Fi and other computer equipment, and other devices while one defendant rented a neighboring house. The defendants were the house’s owner, Robin Leith, who owned the house, and Raphaela Monribot, the renter. The judge summed up the situation this way: Plaintiff suffers a variety of adverse health effects, some very serious, which he claims arose from his electromagnetic sensitivity (“EMS”).. . . Plaintiff further contends the adverse health effects he sustained were triggered by exposure to electromagnetic fields generated by the utilization of electrical equipment by his neighbor, Defendant Monribot, during her tenancy in Defendant Leith’s house. The electronic devices about which Plaintiff complains include cordless telephones, computer equipment, household Wi-Fi routers and modem(s) for a computer, dimmer switches, chargers for electronic equipment, a microcell, and so forth—all commonplace devices ubiquitous in our community. Plaintiff claims that his symptoms were much worse during Defendant Monribot’s tenancy in the house, but Defendant Leith has attested that she used similar equipment when she lived in the house prior to Defendant Monribot. Plaintiff’s house was at one time commonly owned with Defendant Leith’s house. The two houses continue to be connected by a single electrical drop which comes from the transmission pole to the Leith house and then to the Firstenberg house. In addition, the two houses have common water and gas pipes [6]. Firstenberg, who founded the Cellular Phone Taskforce in 1996, has been crusading against the use of wireless networks. The group’s Web site attributes more than 75 types of diseases, conditions, and symptoms to EHS [7]. His claims in this case were supported by Erica Elliot, M.D. and Raymond Singer, Ph.D. Elliott, who believes that she suffers from EMS, had treated Firstenberg for several years. Singer, who represents himself as a neurotoxicologist, said that his opinions were supported by tests he had administered to Firstenberg. The defendants countered by pointing out that Elliott’s opinions were based on self-serving statements from Firstenberg and that Singer’s tests were improperly designed [8]. The judge agreed, excluded their testimony as experts, and concluded: The weight of evidence indicates that experimental and epidemiologic studies have failed to provide adequate support for a causal relationship between electromagnetic fields and complaints of “EMS.” Experimental studies have found no reliable evidence that people who claim to be sensitive actually experience any unusual physical reactions when exposed to electromagnetic fields. Since Firstenberg could not demonstrate causation, his case must be dismissed [6].”
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  • On Wednesday, Instagram rolled out a new "get support" pop-up for users who search for opioid or other drug hashtags.
  • Tapping on the pop-up’s menu takes you to an Instagram help page with more resources and support.
  • The new pop-up launched in the U.S. on Wednesday, and Instagram plans to roll it out globally soon.

 

Instagram is taking a step to help fight the opioid epidemic.

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When it comes to recycling plastic waste, the Dutch are a pretty inventive bunch. We've seen office furniture fashioned from waste recovered from Amsterdam's canals by folks in boats made from plastic trash, street furniture made from the stuff in the capital too, and household waste recycled into a temporary pavilion for Dutch Design Week. Now the first cycle path constructed using recycled plastic has opened in the municipality of Zwolle in the northeastern Netherlands.

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The European Commission said on September 13 that the EC has approved, under the EU Merger Regulation, the proposed acquisition of sole control over GE Distributed Power Inc. of the US, General Electric Austria GmbH of Austria and Jenbacher International BV of the Netherlands (together “GE Distributed Power Business”), by Advent International Corporation of the
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The Queen of the Netherlands 47, had just finished speaking during a visit to the non-profit YETS Foundation in Schiedam when the mother broke out of the audience to confront her.
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          Traffic Gardens to Teach and Inspire Kids      Cache   Translate Page      

This guest blog post was written by Tiffany Lam, research adviser.

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Some schools are experimenting with traffic gardens like the one pictured above. Photo: Fionnuala Quinn/Bureau of Good Roads

Now that it’s September and school is back in swing, it’s a great time of year to think about creative and innovative ways to get more kids walking and biking to school. Bicycle education in schools is one effective way to help encourage more physical activity, develop healthy habits, and prevent or reduce the risk of chronic disease and obesity early on. In Denmark and the Netherlands, traffic gardens (or playgrounds) have been a key piece of bicycle education for children since the 1950s. Traffic gardens vary in size and form, but typically are miniature, child-scale traffic towns that provide a safe space for children to improve their bicycling skills and learn how to safely share road space with other users. For example, a traffic garden may have small roads winding around green space and trees, traffic signals, road markings, sidewalks, crosswalks, bike paths, bus stops, and driveways to simulate the experience of navigating on actual roads.

One school in Washington, DC, has been experimenting with traffic gardens as a way to engage children in transportation, street design, and road safety issues. The school enlisted the help of the Bureau of Good Roads, a company that teaches people about street design and transportation. Following observations and discussions about how streets are designed, the children made a design plan for a traffic garden. They tried to create a holistic street network that allows people to get around in different ways—by foot, bicycle, public transit, or car.

The children’s traffic garden design prototype included some pretty standard street fixtures, like pedestrian crossings, roundabouts, and traffic lights, as well as some more innovative features, like a tricycle share system, self-driving car, and a designated self-driving car parking spot. The next step was to actually build the traffic garden, using cardboard boxes, fabric, duct tape, and other recyclables and arts & crafts supplies. When construction was completed, the children commemoratively cut the ribbon and proudly presented their work to parents, staff, and street design practitioners, complete with lessons on how to use the tricycle share system and self-driving car demonstrations. Overall, the children were bubbling with enthusiasm as they shared what they had learned about safety for walking and bicycling, safe street design, and transportation planning.

The beauty of using traffic gardens as an educational tool is that it offers an immersive, experiential learning opportunity. It goes beyond safety do’s and don’t’s and engages children in a holistic and hands-on way about how to make streets safer and more comfortable for different kinds of road users. It teaches children how the built environment helps facilitate different transportation choices, and how better design and engineering can enable healthier, safer, and more sustainable modes of transportation, like walking and bicycling. Moreover, using traffic gardens as a teaching tool makes tangible the role of engineering in our day-to-day lives. Piquing girls’ interest in engineering early on could plant a seed to inspire them to later pursue it, which would increase diversity in engineering.

We can’t always import European solutions as a magic bullet, but traffic gardens are an interesting idea that Safe Routes to School practitioners could adopt to bring more attention to children’s school commutes. Research shows that transportation planning is often based on the journey to work, which leaves out children’s journeys, like their school commutes. But Safe Routes to School for children and adolescents are important, especially given the health benefits as well as the link between physical activity and improved academic performance and cognition. Traffic gardens could not only help equip children with the skills to safely navigate streets when walking or biking, but also provide them a better understanding of the behind-the-scenes of street design and transportation planning. Planting this seed early on could lead to healthier, more active communities as well as safer streets for all to enjoy.

Want to learn more about traffic gardens? Check out another blog post on the topic. 

This guest blog post was written by Tiffany Lam, research adviser.


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Cities and regions in New Zealand, Spain, Denmark, UAE, UK, Italy, Canada, US, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Israel and Japan signed C40’s ‘Advancing Towards Zero Waste Declaration’. Signatories commit to reducing the amount of waste generated by each citizen by 15%, the amount of waste sent to landfills and incineration by 50% and to increasing the diversion rate to 70% by 2030.
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As scientists in the Netherlands tried to figure out how to build a super-agile flying robot, they took inspiration from one of nature's most acrobatic flyers: The humble fruit fly.

And by building this robot, they've gained new insights into how the fly carries out one of its flashiest maneuvers.

The robot is called the DelFly Nimble. Its wingspan is about a foot wide. It has four wings that can beat at 17 times per second, which appear very delicate because they're made of the same material as space blankets.

Take a look at the DelFly Nimble in action:

Notably, it does not have a tail.

"The previous designs, they always had a tail, like a conventional airplane tail," said the robot's main designer Matěj Karásek. He's based at the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and he and his colleagues released their findings on Thursday in Science.

In previous generations, he said, flapping wings propelled the robot forward while the tail helped to steer and stabilize it. The DelFly Nimble is completely controlled by the wings. "The challenge was actually integrate the control into the wing motion, and that's what we achieved," Karásek said.

The wings can each move individually or rotate around the center axis — the body of the robot — in order to maximize the machine's agility. It can either be controlled manually or the researchers can pre-program the maneuvers.

The robot can hover for about five minutes on a full battery, or fly for more than a kilometer, Karásek said.

And because the scientists built it and are controlling all the movements, they can use it to learn more about how fruit flies actually carry out their breakneck maneuvers. That caught the attention of biologists.

"When I first saw the robot flying, I was amazed at how closely its flight resembled that of insects, especially when maneuvering," experimental zoologist Florian Muijres of Wageningen University & Research said in a statement.

The researchers tried to get the robot to replicate how they think fruit flies move during what they call "high-agility escape manoeuvres, such as those used when we try to swat them."

And as they replicated what Karásek calls a "rapid banked turn," they noticed something interesting – a "new passive aerodynamic mechanism" that helps the fly steer. Basically, the fly is effectively turning around three different axes around the body as it quickly changes direction. But Karásek says they found that one of those three rotations happened passively, so they didn't actually need to program the robot to turn on that axis.

Karásek sees this type of robot carrying out all kinds of tasks in the future. They want to make them smaller, and more autonomous.

"As it is now, it can already carry a small camera that can send live video feed to the operator," he said. "Our goal is to make them aware of what is around them, able to avoid hitting obstacles or flying into humans, make them able to explore remote areas, fly through openings like windows and doors."

He said the long term vision is to have them working in a swarm to complete tasks, such as pollinating an entire greenhouse or completing a search and rescue operation.

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We've been through a revolution like this before, not that anyone remembers. It was before we were born when the automobile took over the streets. Right now the streets belong to cars. The average street has two lanes for car movement and two lanes for private car storage. I don't know if scooters or bicycles (electric or not) or whatever will end up being the *local* transportation of choice, but change is in the air.

It took the auto companies years to get the people off the streets. They even came up with an insulting term to refer to them, jaywalkers. "Jay" meant "hick". Too dumb to stay off the street, which they wanted to be only for cars.

The streets will have to change. Think Davis or The Netherlands. It won't be quick and there will be great weeping and gnashing of teeth, but it will come. I don't have a dog in this fight but it is fascinating to watch. The term of art is "Complete Streets".


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Henry VIII and the Lords of the Council

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‘Pastime with good company’ – how the image of ‘Bluff King Hal’ glosses over the harsh realities of life-and-death court intrigues played out among the nooks and crannies of the king’s private apartment.
A king spying on his councillors from 'a window above' is hardly our image of 'Bluff King Hal'. Yet that is what Shakespeare gives us at the climax of his King Henry VIII. The occasion is a plot against Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, hatched by Stephen Gardiner, Bishop of Winchester, and sprung on the Archbishop in the Council Chamber. Cranmer, by his office the highest ranking of the king's Council, is kept waiting at the Council Chamber door, until he is summoned within to be upbraided by his fellow councillors. His plight, however, is spotted by Sir William Butts, the royal physician, who brings the king to witness the humiliation of the archbishop from his secret vantage point. Outraged, Henry muses:Is this the honour they do one another? 'Tis well there's one above them yet.He then breaks into the Council meet­ing to remind the councillors that he is master and that, so long as he pleases, Cranmer shall remain untouched. This is an early, and rather good, example of the dramatic reconstruc­tion of reality. Shakespeare dates the event twelve years too early; other­wise he follows closely his source, Johne Foxe's Acts and Monuments (bet­ter known as The Book of Martyrs); while Foxe himself was drawing on eye-witnesses, including Cranmer's own secretary, who were in a position to know. Shakespeare's audience is thus seeing something not very dif­ferent from what happened, as his­torians have begun to realise. Anyone who has read, for example, the 1982-83 History Today series on 'Faction in Tudor and Stuart England', will find himself at home in Shake­speare's world. For faction, the fac­tional plot, and the show trial are what threaten to destroy Cranmer. As Henry VIII tells him: Your enemies are many and not small; their Practices may bear the same proportion; and not ever The justice and truth o'the question carries The due o'the verdict with it: at what ease Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corruptTo swear against you? Such things have been done.Such things had been done indeed: in 1535 against Sir Thomas More, in 1536 against Anne Boleyn and her 'lovers', in 1538-39 against the Poles and their friends, and in 1540 against Cromwell himself. Familiar, too, will be the role of Butts and Sir Anthony Denny, Who ushers Cranmer into the king's presence in the Privy Gallery. For Butts and Denny were leading members of Privy Chamber, as the body of the king's personal servants was known. This group has emerged in recent historiography as one of the key elements in the reign. The members of the Privy Chamber were the king's eyes and ears in the localities; formed an inner royal administration that handled the king's private treasures and procured the king's sign manual or signature, the prime motor of government; and, above all, acted as a seed-bed of faction. 'Faction', in fact, has become interchangeable with 'court politics'. Here comes the difficulty: the politics in King Henry VIII are certainly faction politics, but they are based, not in the court or Privy Chamber, but in the Privy Council. It is among Cranmer's fellow-councillors that Gardiner raises a party against Cranmer; it is in the Council Chamber that the plot is sprung; and after he that the plot is sprung; and after he his divided councillors that Henry VIII commands 'be friends, for shame, my lords!' The Privy Council, of course, was the central theme of the earlier generation of Tudor historiography: for Geoffrey Elton, it was the crown of Thomas Cromwell's achievement, the 'coping stone' of reformed government. And Professor Elton has sought, despite all the winds of change in scholarship and his own trimming to them, to keep this vision intact. He has done so by emphasising the differences between court and Council: 'power in its political guise', he tells us, 'continued to depend only in small part on the function or place of the courtier'. And if courtiers were rarely politicians, then, it seems, politicians were courtiers only reluctantly, and the greatest most reluctantly of all: 'the role of courtier sat uneasily' on Cromwell; the court was 'the one area of public life of which Cromwell had had no experience before he embarked on his career in the king's service'; and he never 'fully penetrated its essence'. This distinction between court and Council leaves Professor Elton free to paint the picture in Reform and Reformation of a king and court swept by the turbulent, irrational waves of faction, while meantime in the Council Cromwell and his successors struggle heroically with the task of governing the kingdom, and even, when they are allowed, reforming it. It is a case, in City of London jargon, of 'Chinese walls' (designed to insulate competing departments within the same organisations). But how strong can such walls be when courtiers and councillors rub shoulders in the palace; when the Council meets a few yards from the king's Bedchamber; and when, above all, courtiers and councillors are often the same person? Such social and personal realities have blown down the City's 'Chinese walls'; they topple, just as remorselessly, Professor Elton's too nice distinctions. From the fragments we shall try to construct a sounder fabric of interpretation that will show the Privy Council, not as something alien to the court, but as its very centre. It had not always been so, however. In his studies of the Council in the first half of Henry VIII's reign John Guy paints a very different picture. The Council then was not at court; it was the 'Cardinal's court'. Domestic government, at any rate, was firmly in the hands of the king's chief councillor, Thomas Wolsey, and he used the Council meeting judicially in the Star Chamber at Westminster as the vehicle of his power. Policy was proclaimed in Star Chamber; Star Chamber enforced it; and Star Chamber broke and humiliated those unwise enough to ,cross the Cardinal Chancellor. The king's Council, in short, attended not on the king, but on the king's minister. This reflected the political realities that made Wolsey (always conditionally, of course) alter rex ('the second king'); the arrangement was also conditioned by geography.The Star Chamber – in fact a rather modest, gabled structure – was situated on the east, or river side of New Palace Yard. At right-angles, on the south side, was Westminster Hall. There, divided only by temporary wooden partitions, sat all three com­mon law courts, King's Bench, Common Pleas and Chancery. While between the Hall and Star Chamber was housed the Exchequer, the oldest department of the bureaucracy. All this was conveniently to hand for Wolsey. For immediately to the north of New Palace Yard lay York Place, the old palace of the archbishops of York, which he had rebuilt in fine style. Thence 'daily ... in the term season' (that is the legal terms when the law courts were in session), he would go in procession of Westmin­ster Hall. He rode on a mule, which was trapped with crimson velvet and mounted with gilt spurs; while before him were borne the symbols of his dual authority, temporal and spiritual. At the door of Westminster Hall the Cardinal dismounted and went to sit in Chancery till 11 o'clock; 'and from thence he would divers times go into Star Chamber ... where he spared neither high nor low'. But what was handy for Wolsey was inconvenient in the extreme for Henry VIII. The residential part of the Palace of Westminster had been destroyed by fire in 1512 and had never been rebuilt. Nor was any sizeable alternative palace constructed in the first two decades of the reign. The nearest adequate accommodation in fact was Greenwich, five miles or so down river, and there the court was 'for the most part ... in the term'. And there Wolsey would go most Sundays: in his barge to the City; then through the City in procession, and by barge again to Greenwich: He being thus in the court, it was wonderfully furnished with noblemen and gentlemen, much otherwise than it was before his coming. After dinner among the lords, having some consulta­tion with the king or with the Council, he would depart homeward with like.But term time lasted for only about sixteen weeks in the nine months from October to June. At other times, and particularly in the long summer vacation, the king and court could be anywhere in the dozen or so royal palaces scattered in the south and south east. Then the problems of communication became acute. Early in Wolsey's ministry, his mentor and sometime patron, Richard Foxe, bishop of Winchester, advised him 'when the term is done, keep the Council with the king's grace where­soever he be'. It was a counsel of perfection. Many of Henry's palaces were cramped and old-fashioned – little better than hunting lodges in fact. It would have been hard to accommodate Wolsey and his train, and in any case he preferred the comfort and modernity of his own houses. Nor, to begin with, was he much concerned that others might get at the king during these long periods of separation. In the course of1515-16, the remaining substantial figures on the Council had either withdrawn from the fray – like Warham and Foxe – or – like Norfolk and Suffolk – knuckled down. The minister sensed correctly that he had nothing to fear from that quarter.But Henry, however dependent he might be on his 'own good cardinal', remained king and retained the capac­ity for independent action. Which turned the spotlight on those who did accompany the king in all his wander­ings; the servants of his Chamber, and more particularly, of the rapidly developing inner circle of the Privy Chamber Under Henry VII these men had tended to be colourless functionaries; under Henry VIII, however, brilliant young men of high birth increasingly took over. They were even given a special name: the king's 'minions'. They were, of course, primarily body servants and boon companions. But in a personal monarchy the line between private favour and public power was a very fine one. The circumstances of 1517 conspired to erase it entirely. The year had begun normally enough. Henry had spent Christmas at Richmond, and was to return there for Easter; otherwise he resided prin­cipally at Greenwich. And there on July 5th took place the ceremonies for the signing of a treaty between Henry VIII and Charles of Spain. These celebrations set the seal on the min­ions' place at court: they made up the bulk of the king's band in the jousts, and the chief of their number, Nicholas Carew, was the king's cup­bearer at the following banquet. But stalking the banquet, like cholera at a masked ball in nineteenth-century Paris, was the 'sweating sickness' (perhaps a virulent form of influenza). Wolsey had fallen victim to an earlier outbreak in June; now he nearly died. Henry, as usual with pestilence, fled - first to Richmond, then to Windsor. And as the disease lingered on into the autumn and the winter, the whole routine of business collapsed. Henry wandered from place to place to the west of London; Wolsey, after his return from a pil­grimage to Walsingham to give thanks for his recovery, retired to Hampton Court, taking Chancery with him. Not till January 21st did Wolsey come back to Westminster for the start of Hilary term; Henry VIII too put in an appearance, but immediately with­drew again to Windsor. In the intervening months, king and cardinal had met only once. Otherwise Henry was left both with­out formal counsel and without for­malised methods of transacting busi­ness. The Privy Chamber stepped into the breach: a clerk (probably Carew's) wrote out the king's letters and his master influenced their con­tents. Minions and minister clashed over the marriage of the wealthy widow of a tenant-in-chief; and able to command the king's signature, the minions won. Wolsey had learned the hard way the value of Foxe's advice and moved immediately to fill the vacuum he had created about the king. Richard Pace, the royal secretary, who had just returned from an embassy to the Swiss, was sent to reside at court in the new year, as was the up-and-coming humanist and lawyer, Thomas More. Pace's job was to write Henry's letters and hold a watching brief for Wolsey; while More's was to act as a 'councillor attendant', consulting with the king on business and handling, in harness with John Clerk, the dean of the Chapel Royal, 'poor men's suits' at court. In addition, More too was soon roped into the thankless task of acting as intermediary between king and cardinal. For Henry it had all the delight of a new game. Clearly modelling himself on Wolsey's grand orations in Star Chamber, he gave 'substantial pre­cepts' to More and Clerk about the discharge of their duties, 'especially enempst (concerning) forfeitures'. He was weaker, however, at detail. On April 1st (appropriately enough) Pace informed Wolsey of a request by Clerk and More that the cardinal should write to the lord steward or controller of the household to make sure that they were actually given 'daily such allowance of meat and drink as the king's Grace granted unto them gladly by his bill signed'. At the same time Pace put in a word for himself, 'for though I have somewhat better than they have', yet still Tam not served according to the order of the king's house, neither as his Grace would I should be'. These events are impor­tant. They mark the first stirrings of Henry's own appetite for control; they also show the intimate connection between household and Council that is a 'central, and neglected, theme of the reign. Yet, most of all, they highlight the gap between intention and fulfilment: Henry might aspire to be master, but he was not even master in his own house. The following year Wolsey put it in order for him. He had, however, his own motives for doing so. The min­ions had not been so easily dealt with. In autumn 1518 they consolidated their position at court by acquiring the formal office of gentleman of the Privy Chamber; eight months later in May 1519 Wolsey procured their expulsion from court on the grounds that they were a bad influence on the king. In their place he put four 'men of greater age, and perhaps of greater repute, but creatures of Cardinal Wolsey'. They were given a hybrid title – 'knights of the body in the Privy Chamber'  – and had a hybrid func­tion, for they were both courtiers and body servants and councillors: indif­ferently they would go on an embassy, appear in a masque and help audit the Jewel House. The politics settled, Wolsey turned at leisure to the administrative details: during thee summer, the four knights, More, the two gentlemen of the Privy Chamber who had survived the purge, and the junior members of the Privy Chamber staff, were all given salaries; in the autumn, their rights to board and lodging at court for them­selves and their servants (which had so agitated Pace and co. the previous year) were settled as well in a series of lists of 'daily liveries in the king's household', issued at monthly inter­vals. This completed the institutionalisation, not only of the Privy Chamber, but also of a Council Atten­dant  – indeed the two groups inter­meshed and overlapped to the point at which they became one. The king now had the private staff he wanted. But it was one hand-picked by Wolsey and spent much of its time liaising with him. The lion, to paraphrase Councillor Attendant More, was stir­ring, but he did not yet know his own strength: the centre of political gravity was still the cardinal and the cardinal's court. Nevertheless Wolsey tended to get jealous – for no very good reason – of the little group of councillors and courtiers about the king and sought to attract them back into his own orbit. Henry, for his part, stood his ground: he insisted that Pace should go to Wolsey only for special items of busi­ness, 'and at other times to remain in the court'. It was less easy to take a firm line when it was the demands of war and diplomacy that called men away. By 1522, however, things had reached such a pass that Henry announced that he would not remain 'so bare without some noble and wise sage persons about him'. Asked whom he wanted, 'his Grace answered that he would name none but some he would have'. The trou­bled international situation, and the consequent need for courtiers to double-up as soldiers and negotiators, were real enough; con­temporaries, on the other hand, sus­pected Wolsey of exploiting the situalion for his own purposes because he wanted possible rivals 'out of the way'. But these excuses, if excuses they were, came to an end in 1525 with the advent of 'right honourable and profitable peace with all outward reg­ions'. In fact Wolsey, never one to neglect a good line when he saw it, played the old tune for the last time and blamed existing disorders on the war effort; then he turned to the task of the 'reformation' of the royal household. The result was the publication of the Ordinances of Eltham in January 1526. The Household (save for its accounting machinery) and the Chamber were passed over cursorily; for the Privy Chamber, on the other hand, detailed regulations were pre­scribed and a full listing of its person­nel given. Next came the chapters dealing with the Council. Their ostensible purpose was to provide for 'a good number' of councillors to give 'their attendance upon [the king's] most royal person'. Twenty such were listed, beginning with Chancellor Wolsey, Treasurer Norfolk, and Privy Seal Ruthall, and ending with the captain of the Guard, Sir William Kingston, and Dr Richard Wolman, who was responsible 'for ordering of poor men's complaints and causes'. But recognising that the leading coun­cillors 'shall many seasons fortune to be absent from the king's court, and specially in the term time', arrange­ments were made for groups of their more junior colleagues to hold the fort: first ten, then four and finally 'two ... at the least [shall] always be present'.Historians have seen two hands at work here: the king, pressing for 'an honourable presence of councillors about his Grace, as to his high honour doth appertain', and Wolsey, more aware of the realities of power which kept councillors 'absent for some reasonable cause', and of course hav­ing his own reasons for welcoming such absence. This indeed seems to be the case. Wolsey's working papers for the Ordinances show that he was thinking throughout of the kind of small group of 'councillors daily attendant' that had existed since 1518-19. In fact 1526 represents a wholesale return to the ad hoc changes of 1518-19. But with one important difference: in 1519 the personnel of the Privy Chamber and the Council Attendant had virtually fused; in 1526 they were carefully separated. Coun­cillors no longer had offices of inti­mate access to the sovereign; while the members of the Privy Chamber, who had such access, were enjoined to keep strictly to their domestic sphere, 'not. . . advancing them­selves . . . or intermeddl[ing] of any causes or matters whatsomever'.These nice distinctions collapsed in the political revolution of the late 1520s, which first bridled Wolsey's power and then broke it. The cardinal, old trouper that he was, kept up appearances to the last. On the first day of Michaelmas Term 1529, as he himself was being indicted in King's Bench, he 'came into Westminster Hall with all his train ... and ... sat in the Chancery'. He was unable, how­ever, to sit in Star Chamber, 'for all the lords and other the king's Council were gone to Windsor to the king'. The conciliar mountain, immoveable so long, had come to the royal, Mahomet.Mahomet also came to the moun­tain. With Wolsey's fall, all his prop­erty was forfeit to the king. Henry seized York Place first. Wolsey left the palace arrayed like a sacrificial victim: the Gallery was hung with cloth of gold, silver and tissue; in the Gilt Chamber, to one side of the Gallery, were trestle tables heaped with gilt plate and a sideboard of gold and jewelled vessels; while in the Council Chamber, to the other side of the Gallery, were stacked silver and silver gilt plate. Under its new owner, the palace was to remain an Aladdin's Cave of plate and bullion; even more importantly, the Council Chamber became his Council Chamber. From Whitehall, his 'place besides Westminster' as he called it, Wolsey had gone in procession to Star Chamber; now the councillors in Star Chamber could come to the king in his 'new palace of Westminster', as it was formally entitled by act of parliament in 1536, or, as it was soon popularly known, Whitehall.These developments – the shift of political gravity from the cardinal's court to the king's court, on the one hand, and the king's acquisition of a new palace at Westminster that replaced Greenwich as his usual term-time residence, on the other permanently altered the Council. What mattered was no longer the councillors in Star Chamber, but the 'Council appointed to attend upon his Grace'. The king's view of counsel had triumphed over Wolsey's. But there is another element to the story – the contribution of the king's most power­ful subjects, the nobility. In May 1525, as they were mopping up after the disturbances which had followed the disastrous financial expedient known as the Amicable Grant, the Dukes of Norfolk and Suf­folk had written jointly to Wolsey, insisting that 'we never saw the time so needful for the king's Highness to call his Council unto him to debate and determine what is best to be done'. The Council outlined seven months later in the Eltham Ordinances can plausibly be seen as a response to this advice. In particular, the emphasis on the 'qualifying office' (as Professor Elton has called it) held by each councillor reflected a typically noble mode of thought. Nobles were used to arguing before the Court of Claims for rights to perform honorific services at the coronation by virtue of offices or property they had inherited; and their libraries contained treatises written to support their claims. Nor were such hereditary offices as earl marshal merely ceremonial, as we tend to think. In 1536 Norfolk cited the treatise on the Marshalship, of which he had commissioned a copy, to plead that, as marshal, 'I may have van­guard' of the army against the rebels of the Pilgrimage of Grace; while in 1526 the Marshalship was the 'qualifying office' for the seat in the Council Attendant of Norfolk's pre­decessor as marshal, Suffolk.In 1526 the role of the nobility in shaping the proposed Council Atten­dant has to remain a matter of conjec­ture; three years later with the fall of Wolsey it is not in doubt. The leaders of the attack on the cardinal were Anne Boleyn and her supporters, who were strong in the Privy Chamber, and the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, who aspired to domi­nance in and through the Council. The two dukes charged Wolsey with having subverted conciliar govern­ment: by monopolising information, by cutting off direct access to the king, and by inhibiting free discussion in the Council itself, where 'if any man would show his mind ... contrary to the opinion of the said cardinal, he would so take him up with his accus­tomable words, that they were better to have held their peace'. And they promised better for the future. Gov­ernment would now, Norfolk assured the Imperial ambassador, Eustace Chapuys, be entrusted 'to those who from birth and circumstances were more competent'. Not that he was taking over; instead, he emphasised, affairs 'would be managed not by an individual but by a Council'.For the next year or two they were. The leading councillors also displayed the characteristic noble concern with office and dignity: in autumn 1529 parliament gave statut­ory authority to the office of 'presi­dent of the king's most honourable Council ... attending up on his ... per­son', and ranked it third in the official hierarchy, behind the chancellor and treasurer but ahead of the privy seal. The office was then assumed by Suf­folk, the second of the duumvirate of dukes. All was not plain sailing how­ever. Some.nobles, like Norfolk, were avid for power and willing, even eager, to assume the consequent burden of work. Most were not. They did not have the habit of business; they did not even have the habit of attend­ing at court, save for the great feasts like Christmas and Easter. Easter also fell near to St George's Day, when the knights of the Garter, who included the leading nobles, met in chapter under the presidency of the king, the sovereign of the Order. Naturally advantage was taken of these unusual concentrations of high-ranking coun­cillors to blend business with pleas­ure: the Council sat on Christmas Day in both 1540 and 1541; while in 1535, as Chapuys shrewdly noted, the lords attending the chapter of the Garter were used to reinforce the commis­sion of oyer and terminer that tried and condemned the recalcitrant monks of the London Charterhouse. A party of lords went on to be present at the executions.John Husee, Lord Lise's London agent, passed over the executions in his letter to his mistress, since 'I know your ladyship so pitiful that such are little pleasant unto your ear'. Whether any of the lords shared her tender­hearted scruples is unclear. But many of them were doubtful about the Reformation, of which the executions were a particularly nasty episode. Their doubts were only reinforced by the fact that the Reformation had propelled another minister into power, Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell had been Wolsey's own 'councillor' and had learned from his old master; while Henry VIII, for his part, enacted some of the same rituals of friendship with the new minister as with the old, 'visiting him and supping at his house', for example. Cromwell's house thus became a power centre, besieged with a 'great multitude of suitors' and buzzing with run1our, like the story about a tripartite meet­ing between the kings of England, France and Scotland that Chapuys picked up in 1535. But the report, Chapuys also noted, 'was circu­lated ... at court'. Never, that is, did Cromwell's house displace the court, as Wolsey's had done; nor did Crom­well demote the Council so ostentati­ously.But he made both court and Council less attractive, even hostile, to his rivals for power. The result was that when the tensions of the 1530s finally boiled over into the rebellion of the Pilgrimage of Grace, it was not only the substance of the government's policy that was attacked, but also its form. The rebels complained that 'your Grace takes of your Council and being about you such persons as be of low birth and small reputation'; and they demanded instead that a Council of 'noblemen of the true noble blood [should] reign or rule about the king'.In 1536 these demands were rejected and the rebellion itself defeated. This was because most of the conservative nobility, in whose interests the rebels claimed to be acting, remained loyal. Men like Norfolk disliked Cromwell and all he stood for, but they disliked rebellion even more. In 1539-40, how­ever, the same issues were raised. But this time the battle was fought not in the field, but in court, Council and Parliament. And, in this safer terri­tory, it was the conservatives, not the radicals, who triumphed.The ground had been cut from under Cromwell's feet by develop­ments abroad. Charles V and Francis I, having settled their own differences, were contemplating united action against heretical Eng­land. Blockhouses and castles along the Channel coast were one line of defence; another was lo rebuild the citadel of orthodoxy. Parliament met in April 1539 and, led by Henry with Norfolk as his mouthpiece, restored the essence of Catholic doctrine in the Act of Six Articles. Two other acts showed that politics had turned smartly right as well. The Act of Proc­lamations provided that proclama­tions could only be issued by 'the advice of the more part' of the Coun­cil, and listed the office holders who were to make up the Council. The old tradition of constitutional history, which concentrated on the supposed conflict between a 'libertarian' parli­ament and a 'despotic' monarchy, has hopelessly obscured the meaning of the act. It was about conflict indeed, but between minister and Council. And conciliarism triumphed, as did, by and large, a more narrowly aristoc­ratic vision of Council in the act of precedence, which put the holders of the eleven principal 'qualifying offices' listed in the act of proclama­tions into a general order of prece­dence. The act also took for granted that the holders of these offices would be noble.Its hand mightily strengthened by these acts, the Council started to exert itself against the minister. In June Nicholas Shaxton, the radical bishop of Salisbury, sought Cromwell's pro­tection against 'the other lords of the king's most honourable Council'. Writing at the same time but from the opposite political perspective, John Husee suggested that Lord Lisle, whose attempts to bring the excesses of the religious radicals in Calais to Henry VIII's attention had been per­sistently frustrated by Cromwell, should signify the king of it and the Council while all the lords are here' for the Parliament. The ending of the parliamentary session on June 28th thus raised some of the domestic pressure on Cromwell; simultane­ously the European scene changed in his favour too and he was able to carry through the negotiations for the Cleves marriage. The prospect of another queen consort moved the question of household reform, which had been intermittently discussed since 1536, to the top of the agenda. And in December 1539, a week or two ahead of the marriage, 'the new book of household' was published.More interesting than its provisions for the new queen, however, is what it tells us about the new Council. The Council was now the Council 'in his Majesty's household': its leading members, it was envisaged, would be resident at court and dine together 'in the king's Council Chamber', at the table of the Duke of Suffolk, who was both lord president of the Council and, as lord great master, chief officer of the royal household. But only earls or above could dine at this table. Cromwell, however, was only a baron. So 'the lord privy seal' was given his own table, at which ate 'such barons and bishops as do not sit with the great master'. This was the reality of an aristocratic council: Cromwell, the leading councillor, could not dine with his senior colleagues because his status was not high enough. It now becomes clear why, four months later, Cromwell was made Earl of Essex and Lord Great Chamberlain: the earldom gave him rank within a noble Council; the Great Chamberlainship, standing within a household one. His promo­tion took place on April 18th, 1540. That day he dined in the Council Chamber with his fellow earls and the dukes. He had made the inner circle at last.Three months later still, however, in July 1540 Cromwell was dead. He was overthrown by his noble fellow coun­cillors, who arrested him in the Coun­cil Chamber; tore the George and Garter, the symbols of his pretensed nobility, from his person with their own hands, and added scandalum magnatum, or criminal contempt for the nobility, to the charges of treason and heresy in his attainder. Norfolk, it seems clear, even wanted to exact the ultimate vengeance of having him executed as a commoner, by hanging, drawing and quartering. But Henry drew the line at that. Otherwise, the noble programme went ahead. The great minister gone, collegiate, conciliar rule was now a reality and was acknowledged as such – prayerfully by the English ambas­sador in the Netherlands, who ended his first despatch to the Council (before he had written individually, first to Cromwell then to Norfolk) by beseeching Almighty God to give the councillors Nestor's years 'to rule, govern and counsel ... to the honour and comfort of our master and lord most sovereign. Amen'. And within this Council, the nobility played a highly active role. They made up half or a )little more of the Council, and they 'were regular attenders. His­torians/ spokesmen as usual of the school-swot tendency, have held nobles congenitally incapable of the neces­sary hard work. Helen Miller's recent study of Henry VIII's nobility proves them wrong: the Earl of Sussex, Cromwell's successor as great cham­berlain, attended three-quarters of Council meetings, Norfolk a third and even Suffolk over a quarter.But it was Henry's programme – and Council – as well. It was Henry, who in the early days of 1539-40, had used his authority, lightly disguised by the Council, to impose the unwonted habit of regular attendance on the nobility; on the other hand, he did not hesitate to reverse orders conveyed in the 'common letters' of the Council by his own instructions written by 'the secretary to the king's Majesty'. And by withdrawing tem­porarily from court he would suspend the Council's sittings entirely. This of course explains the name of the new Council. The Council Attendant had been known by a variety of terms: the 'Council for [the king's] person', or the Council 'in his Majesty's household', as well as the 'Secret' or 'Privy' Coun­cil. From the summer of 1540, how­ever, the last established itself as the official title. The Privy Council, in other words, was 'privy' in the same way that the Privy Chamber was 'privy'. Both were supremely intimate with the king: the latter were his personal, confidential attendants; the former his personal, confidential advisers. The fact was expressed geographically. Hitherto the Council Chamber at court had been part of the outer royal apartments; now it was moved into the privy lodgings. At Hampton Court it shifted from a site off the Chapel Gallery to one at the end of the queen's Privy Gallery; at Whitehall it opened off the king's Privy Gallery directly opposite the antechamber to Henry VIII's Bedchamber. We are thus back in the world of Shakespeare's play, as factions in court and Council struggle for power round the king, with the Privy Gallery, the common territory of the inner circle of the court, as their battle field.But it is a mistake to exaggerate the importance of court faction. As Dr Guy has recently pointed out, the Privy Council did not become a Bed­chamber Council, as in France. There the king's intimate council met in his Bedchamber while he was relieving himself, whence the name conseil des affaires. In England, however, there was a marked preference for formal, responsible counsel. We can now see that the influence of the nobility – with their fondness for office, hier­archy and collegiality –  was the prime force that translated this preference into reality. A century later, Charles I noted that 'the good of aristocracy is the conjunction of counsel in the ablest persons of a state for the public benefit'; while the 'ill of aristocracy is faction and division'. It would be hard to think of a better starting point for the historian of Tudor government.

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[ 05/10/2018 17:00 tot 06/10/2018 17:00. 09/11/2018 17:00 tot 10/11/2018 17:00. 07/12/2018 17:00 tot 08/12/2018 17:00. 18/01/2019 17:00 tot 19/01/2019 17:00. ] Space Waste Lab zal vanaf 5 oktober 2018 tot en met 19 januari 2019 te bezoeken zijn. Tijdens deze periode zijn er ook vier weekenden waarin s’avonds een licht performance te zien zal zijn op het Esplanade plein. Naast 5 & 6 oktober zal dit evenement ook plaatsvinden op 9 & 10 november, 7 & 8 december [...]

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Two Dutch suspects involved in the murder of a police officer in the idyllic town of Spa in Belgium were extradited to Belgium on Tuesday, Belgian media reported on Thursday, following a statement from the Verviers division of the Liege public prosecutor's office.

   The two men, 35-year-old Cyril T. and 38-year-old Mark van den B., were heard by the investigating judge who decided to place them under arrest warrant after both men were accused and charged with homicide for the murder of Amaury Delrez.

   The case went back to Aug. 26, during the night of Saturday and Sunday, when a police patrol decided to monitor a vehicle that was believed to be "suspect", with five passengers on board including the three people involved in the murder case.

   Matters soon took a turn for the worse after one of the police officers present at the scene was shot down by one of the passengers on board, according to Belgian online newspaper Le Vif.

   The first suspect, Yvo T., was promptly arrested in a shelter in Spa. The other two had surrendered to the police the following day after making their way back to the Netherlands, said the newspaper 7 sur 7.

   A court in Amsterdam had to face the issue of extradition demanded by the Belgian courts. After a few months of deliberation, the Dutch courts accepted their surrender to Belgium.

   The two suspects will spend Friday in the Council Chamber wherein they will find out whether their arrest warrant will be extended.

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The BBC says it has solved a common problem with live sports streaming that caused a lag between broadcast and web streaming.

During the world cup, BBC viewers reported that they often heard neighbors celebrating goals before they saw the goal on their feed. This is fairly common for live streaming of sports and other events. For example, Amazon's broadcast of the US Open recently saw delays of up to 45 seconds.

The issue is difficult to tackle because there are many factors, including the broadband speed of the viewer and the equipment being used to view the content.

According to the BBC, it has found a way to make smaller video segments that can be passed through the system more quickly, resulting in viewers seeing action "at the same time as they would see it if they were watching on TV".

However, the BBC's solution would require the co-operation of the whole broadcasting industry. It is on show at the International Broadcasting Convention in the Netherlands today, and the BBC says it could be ready for prime time for the World Cup in 2022.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEhu-FePBC0 As scientists in the Netherlands tried to figure out how to build a super-agile flying robot, they took inspiration from one of nature's most acrobatic flyers: The humble fruit fly. And by building this robot, they've gained new insights into how the fly carries out one of its flashiest maneuvers. The robot is called the DelFly Nimble. Its wingspan is about a foot wide. It has four wings that can beat at 17 times per second, which appear very delicate because they're made of the same material as space blankets. Take a look at the DelFly Nimble in action: Notably, it does not have a tail. "The previous designs, they always had a tail, like a conventional airplane tail," said the robot's main designer Matěj Karásek. He's based at the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and he and his colleagues released their findings on Thursday in Science . In previous generations, he said, flapping wings
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Baarle-Nassau is a municipality and town in the southern Netherlands, located in province of North Brabant. The town is the site of a complicated borderline between Belgium and Netherlands, with numerous small exclaves of Belgium, some of which contain counter-exclaves of the Netherlands.

The complicated border between Belgium and the Netherlands at Baarle-Nassau


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What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.

Top streams for the week

Sean Penn stars in the new Hulu Original drama “The First as a veteran astronaut battling family crisis while guiding the first manned mission to Mars through the politics and funding and technological hurdles necessary to get lift-off. It’s from “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon and costars Natascha McElhone and LisaGay Hamilton. All eight episodes now streaming on Hulu.

The new Prime Original comedy “Forever” stars Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen as a married couple whose comfortable, familiar suburban life gets a jolt when they shake things up with a simple ski trip. It’s created by “Parks and Recreation” veterans Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard. Eight episodes streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Breaking routines is also the theme of “The Land of Steady Habits” (2018, not rated), a comic drama of a newly retired man (Ben Mendelsohn) who leaves his wife (Edie Falco) for adventure. The film by Nicole Holofcener debuts on Netflix days after its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

One of the great political thrillers of all time, “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962, PG-13) stars Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey as American G.I.s captured and brainwashed by North Koreans and returned stateside to play their parts in an elaborate conspiracy stage-managed by Harvey’s ruthlessly ambitious mother (Angela Lansbury in an icy, insidious performance that earned her an Oscar nomination). On Prime Video.

Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand

The women call the shots in “Ocean’s 8” (2018, PG-13), a comic caper spin-off starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.

More intimate are the dramas “The Children Act” (2017, R), starring Emma Thompson as a judge in family court faced with a difficult decision, and “Hearts Beat Loud” (2018, PG-13) with Nick Offerman as a single father who forms a band with his daughter before she goes off to college.

Also new: the remake of “Superfly” (2018, R) with Trevor Jackson, the Sundance award-winning drama “Nancy” (2018, not rated) starring Andrea Riseborough, and the Australian murder mystery “Goldstone” (2016, R).

Available same day as select theaters nationwide is “MDMA” (2018, not rated), a semi-autobiographical drama about a college party drug dealer, and action thriller “Mandy” (2018, not rated) with Nicolas Cage.

Netflix

The Angel” (2018, not rated) dramatizes the true story of an Egyptian presidential advisor who was also working for Israeli intelligence. It debuts directly to Netflix along with “On My Skin” (Italy, 2018, not rated, with subtitles), a true crime drama that arrives direct from the Venice Film Festival. Other foreign films making their respective American debuts include:

The Resistance Banker” (Netherlands, 2018, not rated, with subtitles) set in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam;

Bleach” (Japan, 2018, not rated, with subtitles), a live action supernatural fantasy adapted from a hit manga;

Last Hope: Part 1” (Japan, 2018, not rated, with subtitles), an animated end-of-the-world sci-fi thriller.

Streaming TV:Norm Macdonald has a Show” is a new talk show with celebrity guests. Also new this week are returning shows “BoJack Horseman: Season 5” and “American Vandal: Season 2” and new reality series “Car Masters: Rust to Riches.”

Foreign TV: Life: Season 1” (South Korea, with subtitles) offers a different cultural take on the medical melodrama. Also new:

historical costume melodrama “The Rise of Phoenixes: Season 1” (China, with subtitles);

sexy political melodrama “Ingobernable: Season 2” (Mexico, with subtitles);

non-fiction sports show “Boca Juniors Confidential: Season 1” (Argentina, with subtitles).

Kid stuff: animated fantasy “The Dragon Prince: Season 1” for adolescents and music-oriented “Super Monsters Monster Party: Season 1” for younger kids.

Amazon Prime Video

The four-part documentary “Pistorius” (2018) charts the career and downfall of South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who was tried for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in a much-publicized trial.

Django” (France, 2017, PG-13, with subtitles) dramatizes the story of French jazz legend Django Reinhardt’s escape from Nazi-occupied Paris.

A young man alone in an Antarctica outpost faces deadly creatures “Cold Skin” (2017, not rated), a horror film set in 1914.

Streaming TV: the Prime Original series “Six Dreams: Season 1” (Spain, with subtitles) follows a season with the Betis football club in Spain. Also new is “Call the Midwife: Series 7” from UK and “Blacklist: Season 5” with James Spader.

More foreign affairs: teenage friends swap bodies in the family-oriented fantasy “High Fantasy” (South Africa, 2017, PG-13, with subtitles) is a about friends who swap bodies on a camping trip. Also new:

Tulpan” (Kazakhstan, 2008, not rated, with subtitles), a gentle drama of shepherds on the plains of Kazakhstan;

Adua and Her Friends” (Italy, 1960, with subtitles) with Simone Signoret and Marcello Mastroianni.

Stand-up:Daniel Sloss: Live Shows” features two comedy specials.

Prime Video and Hulu

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a civilian who lost both legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in “Stronger” (2017, R), based on a true story (Prime Video and Hulu).

Also new: action thriller “From Paris With Love” (2009, R) with John Travolta (Prime Video and Hulu) and Christian music drama “Grace Unplugged” (2014, PG) (Prime Video and Hulu).

Hulu

Past seasons of four series created by Tyler Perry for the OWN channel are now available:

The Haves and the Have Nots,” “If Loving You is Wrong,” “The Paynes,” and “Love Thy Neighbor.”

True stories:Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami” (2017, not rated) profiles the distinctive entertainer onstage and off.

Foreign affairs: a vengeful ghost arises in “The Housemaid” (Vietnam, 2017, not rated, with subtitles), a horror film set in 1953 French Indochina.

HBO Now

Hugh Jackman is P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman” (2017, PG), the surprise musical hit of 2017.

The Deuce: Season 2,” David Simon’s drama of the skin trade in New York City of the 1970s, is back with new episodes arriving Sunday nights.

The fundraising special “Stand Up to Cancer” (2018, TV-PG) celebrates its tenth anniversary.

Also new: HBO Original documentaries “Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age” (2018, TV-MA) and “The Oslo Diaries” (2018, TV-14) and the 1990s sports agency comedy “Arli$$: Seasons 1–7,” now streaming for the first time.

Available Saturday night is “Pitch Perfect 3” (2017, PG-13) with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and the a cappella gang back for one more chorus.

FilmStruck

TCM Select Pick of the Week is Ernst Lubitsch’s delightful romantic comedy “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan as Budapest department store employees who bicker by day but unknowingly woo one another as pen pals at night. The master of dry wit plays his irony with a soft, sentimental touch here and creates a community of fellow employees with just as much sensitivity, especially Frank Morgan as their fatherly boss, who hides the pain of his private life with a generous and comforting exterior. There’s not a false note in this sweet and delicate film. Streams through Dec. 27

It’s one of 14 features in the “Director of the Week: Ernst Lubitsch” collection, which spans his career from his German silent movies through the romantic operetta “The Merry Widow” (1934) with Maurice Chevalier to “To Be or Not to Be” (1942) and “Cluny Brown” (1946).

Also new: “Star of the Week: Julie Christie” collects nine films, including her debut “Billy Liar” (1963), her breakthrough “Darling” (1965) and “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” (1971, R) with Warren Beatty; and “Telluride Guest Director: Jonathan Lethem” picks six classic of world cinema, including Akira Kurosawa’s “The Hidden Fortress” (Japan, 1958, with subtitles) and Werner Herzog’s “Stroszek” (Germany, 1977, with subtitles).

Other streams

The second season of the Australian mystery series “Jack Irish” with Guy Pearce and Marta Dusseldorp is streaming in its entirety at Acorn TV.

Alison Steadman and John Cleese star in the British sitcom “Hold the Sunset,” which makes its stateside debut on Britbox.

New on disc: “Ocean’s 8,” “Superfly,” “Hearts Beat Loud,” “The Children Act,” “Goldstone”

At Redbox: “Ocean’s 8,” “Superfly,” “Distorted,” “The Watcher in the Woods”

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at http://streamondemandathome.com.


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JORDAN Smith boosted his hopes of improving his European Tour Race To Dubai standing as fellow Wiltshire players David Howell and Laurie Canter left themselves with work to do to make the cut in the KLM Dutch Open.
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JORDAN Smith boosted his hopes of improving his European Tour Race To Dubai standing as fellow Wiltshire players David Howell and Laurie Canter left themselves with work to do to make the cut in the KLM Dutch Open.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEhu-FePBC0 As scientists in the Netherlands tried to figure out how to build a super-agile flying robot, they took inspiration from one of nature's most acrobatic flyers: The humble fruit fly. And by building this robot, they've gained new insights into how the fly carries out one of its flashiest maneuvers. The robot is called the DelFly Nimble. Its wingspan is about a foot wide. It has four wings that can beat at 17 times per second, which appear very delicate because they're made of the same material as space blankets. Take a look at the DelFly Nimble in action: Notably, it does not have a tail. "The previous designs, they always had a tail, like a conventional airplane tail," said the robot's main designer Matěj Karásek. He's based at the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, and he and his colleagues released their findings on Thursday in Science . In previous generations, he said, flapping wings
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At left, Furuno's Muneyuki Koike and Radio Holland's Erik van der Noordaa

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 — Radio Holland is certainly a well known name in the maritime industry with a history that stretches back more than 100 years to the age of the telegram. Today, its brand is synonymous with innovative maritime communication and navigation solutions, products, and service.

For more than half of its history—55 years—Radio Holland has partnered with Furuno on distributing its equipment. At the recent SMM 2018 trade fair in Hamburg, the two companies extended their partnership with distributorship agreements.

Radio Holland is the distributor for Furuno in The Netherlands, UAE, Egypt and South Africa. In addition, Radio Holland is a dealer of Furuno in USA, Belgium, Portugal, Curaçao, Trinidad & Tobago, Hong Kong/China and Germany. The longstanding partnership involves the supply, installation and service of Furuno Navigation and Communication equipment.

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However, just as the marine industry is undergoing a transformation driven by increasing automation and digitalization, so, too is Radio Holland undergone a number of changes.fergus3

Marine Log recently sat down with Erik Van der Noordaa, CEO of the RH Marine Group, and Fergus Campbell, Director of Services, North America, Radio Holland USA (photo inset at right), at SMM 2018 to discuss those changes, as well as the company’s Global Service Network, its latest innovations in service calls, class surveys, and remote monitoring, as well as its ability to support the cruise industry with turnkey solutions for bridge upgrades under strict deadlines.

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South African farm murders have long been a niche cause on the Internet, and the country has made headlines again due to a South African government plan to seize the land of white farmers under the guise of “South African land reform.”

News of these farm murders and land seizures have gained steam with the release of Lauren Southern’s documentary Farmlands. And United States President Donald Trump has brought even more attention to the plight of Afrikaners with his tweet that he would be looking into the South African land and farm seizure.

Most people don’t know much about the history of South Africa beyond the simplistic propaganda of the 1980s – white South Africans bad, ANC good. The history and current situation of South Africa, however, is much more complex.

Defining Terms: Who Are the Key Players?

Before going any further, terms should be defined and the key players identified:
  • ANC: The African National Congress, the leading party in South Africa since the end of apartheid.
  • Afrikaners: Dutch-, German- and French Huguenot-descended white South Africans who primarily speak a language called Afrikaans.
  • Bantu: A group of black South Africans including the Xhosa (of which Nelson Mandela was a member) who originally lived in the northeast of the country.
  • Boers: A subset of Afrikaners who still lead a rural and agricultural existence.
  • Democratic Alliance: Currently the second-largest party in the South African parliament, the Democratic Alliance is a broad-based centrist party that is comparatively economically liberal for South Africa. It enjoys broad, multiracial support, though it is most popular among all racial minorities – white, Coloured and Indian. Its black supporters are often derided as “clever blacks” by ANC supporters.
  • EFF: The Economic Freedom Fighters, a far-left political party in South Africa that has pushed the South African government to seize land from white farmers. Sometimes derisively called “Everything for Free,” the EFF is the third-largest party in South Africa, but is poised to become the second.
  • Khoisan: A popular name for the original inhabitants of most of the territory now known as South Africa. This is not an ethnic designation, but a linguistic one. These are who the Dutch settlers first encountered.


A Brief History of South Africa: From Early Settlement to the Boer War

To understand the current situation in South Africa, it is important to first understand the country before, during and after apartheid.

South Africa’s modern history begins with the Dutch East India Company, which established trading posts for sailors along the coast. Dutchmen soon started settling the area, with little, if any, conflict with the native Khoisan population. Dutch settlers, however, quickly came into conflict with the Dutch East India Company’s authoritarian rule.

Freedom-seeking Dutch settlers moved north starting in the 17th Century. In 1852, Boers founded the South African Republic (known as the “Transvaal Republic”) and then the Orange Free State in 1854. These are called “Boer Republics” and they, in turn, came into conflict with both southward-expanding Bantu tribes (most notably the Zulu, who were in the process of conquering other nearby Bantu tribes) and the British Empire.

White South Africans” are typically treated as a monolith, but there are two main, distinct groups: The Afrikaans-speaking Afrikaners and the English-speaking British. Indeed, there were intense hostilities between these two groups, especially after the Second Boer War when the Boer Republics were reforged as British colonies.

Telling the Afrikaners to “go home” is a nonsensical statement. They are not Dutch. They do not hold Dutch passports, nor would they at any point have been welcomed back by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In many regions of South Africa, the Afrikaners have been around longer than the Bantus and have a stronger claim on the land, having purchased it from Khoisans. On the other hand, traditionally Bantu land was conquered from other Bantu tribes or taken by the Bantus from the Khoisans.

A Brief History of South Africa: The Boer Wars

“The Boer Wars” refers to two wars between the Boer Republics and the British Empire, but mostly the second one. The first was a rout for the Boers and left the British Empire with egg on their face. They would not be embarrassed a second time.

The first concentration camps were built for Boers. Not just any Boers, but primarily the wives and children of Boer Commandos (irregular guerilla troops) fighting the British Empire. The strategy was simple: Lock up their women and children, and they...
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Let me respond to Dr. Telue's false allegations. As you can see on my LinkedIn profile, I served in executive positions with board accountability for over 6 years total as Acting Center Director of School for Field Studies (based in Beverley MA, USA), as Academic Director (PVC academic) at Zudy University (Maastricht Netherlands) and as Development and Research Funding Officer accountable to the Research School board at Maastricht University (top #5 in THE ranking of young universities). The issue is moot in any case because the Sevua Investigation clearly established in 2013 that I had been lawfully and regularly appointed. The issue was brought up again in 2018 for purely political reasons. The government decided foreign Vice Chancellors were too much of a risk, exposing the joint criminal enterprise or mafia-like organizations that some PNG universities have become. In fact, Dr. Telue himself was an active participant when in November 2017 he came to the Administration Building with a fake court order and in company of armed police, trying to evict the Vice Chancellor. I helped him to find a graceful exit and establish himself, but he still enjoys attacking me with false allegations.
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SOTI’s growth and success is a result of commitment to innovation through entrepreneurial culture and leadership. Employees are driven to make an impact, offer a unique value and most importantly, be part of winning sales team. The Account Manager, Inside Sales role is a pivotal role to SOTI driving revenue within its Partner Network, while also building the SOTI brand. You will be rewarded by helping top-tier companies with innovative mobile device solution. Responsibilities Manage on a day to basis, Partner engagement, interaction and growth (training, pipeline management, lead tracking and marketing) for small and medium sized businesses Effectively manage existing partner whilst identifying and onboarding New Partners to continue regional growth Collaborate with Subject Matter Experts to identify and qualify lead opportunities Actively hunting new business opportunities by willingly cold calling prospect customers in the defined region Design and implement a strategic sales plan and customer target list Conduct product demonstrations to Technical decision makers Work with account team to quote tailored services to customers within a defined territory Manage full cycle of sales process including closing accounts Manage and maintain reseller and sales opportunities Work with account team to quote, price and negotiate with customers Proactively pursue business solutions in the Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solution to customers Following-up with customers to ensure customer satisfaction and expanding sales opportunities Maintaining and updating territory and account data information (Salesforce) Keeping abreast of industry and vertical trends Some travel, local and international may be required in a supporting role for customers/corporate events Qualifications 2 + years of Inside Sales experience actively prospecting and building a channel strategy Proven track records building long term relationships with the channel in the technology space Closing multi-decision maker deals Knowledge of Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) solutions or general software development is ideal for this position Experience in complete software product sales life cycle engagement Superb presentation skills including online demos Proven track record of exceeding targets Solution-motivated, successful and results-oriented Excellent English verbal and written communication skills (essential), Dutch verbal and written skills (highly desirable) Strong MS Office skills required Zealous and Motivated with a 'can-do’ attitude Company Description SOTI is the world's most trusted provider of enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions, with over 17,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide. SOTI's portfolio of solutions and services provides the tools organizations need to truly mobilize their operations and optimize their mobility investments. Our award-winning solution, SOTI MobiControl, allows enterprises to enable, optimize and secure their mobile workforce across all platforms to support corporate-liable and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. We extend secure enterprise mobility management beyond basic mobile device management (MDM) to provide a total, flexible solution for comprehensive management and security of all mobile devices deployed in an organization. We are passionate about producing innovative solutions that deliver results and solve real customer needs.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands - September 13, 2018 - Indie adventure racing game Defunct launches for Nintendo Switch today! The game is available worldwide in the Nintendo eShop, which means it can now be played handheld for the first time. Defunct is the first digital Switch release by SOEDESCO, though more Switch titles are soon to follow.

Dainty robot in distress

In the distant future, earth is void of any living beings and only robots are left. One day, an adorable little robot accidentally falls out of the trash shoot of a spaceship, onto this desolate earth. He’ll need to make his way back to his mothership before it’s too late! The robot is broken though, which means he’ll have to make clever use of the abundance of surroundings he encounters along the way. The robot has to muster all his strength in order to build momentum, reach breakneck speeds and make his way back home.

“Speed and fun”

Defunct was welcomed enthusiastically by many, appreciating the combination of fresh looks, speed and challenging gameplay. Gamewatcher describes Defunct as “packed with replay value”, stating: “There’s so many ways to engage with the game the way you want”. Additionally, the game holds a “very positive” review score on Steam. The Nerd Stash wrote: “This game set out to be an ode to speed and fun which it pulls off from start to finish.”


          Actor Michael K. Williams shared a photo of his old public assistance card on Instagram — and inspired others to tell their own stories      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • Actor Michael K. Williams posted a photo of his New York City public assistance ID card from 1996 on Instagram, with the caption "#tbt."
  • The card features a 29-year-old Williams, less than six years before he landed his starring role on "The Wire," projected him into Hollywood fame.
  • His Instagram followers celebrated his successes, with many mentioning his "humble beginnings."

Actor Michael K. Williams shared a photo of his old New York public assistance card on Instagram on Thursday, inspiring commenters to share their own stories.

Williams, known for playing Omar Little on HBO’s "The Wire," posted the photo of his ID card for food coupons and public assistance from 1996, alongside the caption "#tbt."

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PlasticRoad inventors Anne Koudstaal and Simon Jorritsma take a ride down the 30 meter stretch of ...#source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000

When it comes to recycling plastic waste, the Dutch are a pretty inventive bunch. We've seen office furniture fashioned from waste recovered from Amsterdam's canals by folks in boats made from plastic trash, street furniture made from the stuff in the capital too, and household waste recycled into a temporary pavilion for Dutch Design Week. Now the first cycle path constructed using recycled plastic has opened in the municipality of Zwolle in the northeastern Netherlands.

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We have an immediate opportunity for an Account Executive on our Sales team in the New Cranberry Township, PA office. The ideal candidate must have four years of proven sales experience with at least 2 years of experience specifically selling hardware, software and services. Account Executives (AEs) are empowered to grow and improve customer relationships with FusionStorm. AEs work to find opportunities within their current customer base and find the benefits from the several marketing activities sponsored by FusionStorm to grow their book of business. Travel to client sites is required - FusionStorm AEs work from a local FusionStorm office and engage face-to-face with customers through a consultative sales approach to develop business plans to satisfy the particular needs of the customer. + Dedicatedly engage customers and vendors to increase collaborations and initiate and develop a plan of action to penetrate new markets + You will present the FusionStorm story to intended customers face-to-face. + Be completely informed before customer meetings, as well as timely follow up meetings with customers and managers. + Short-term and long-term sales opportunities via onsite discussions, marketing programs, and telemarketing. + Possess and continue to expand deep understanding about vendor partnerships and FusionStorm solutions, and be able to communicate this to customers. + Work closely with Sales Managers, Vendors, and Internal Resources to ensure open communications and delivery of the contracted solutions to our customers. + Maintain all sales certifications as outlined by vendors. + Meet and engage with core vendors on a constant and timely basis. + Strategize with and fully utilize the Business Acquisition Team within the region. + Understand and abide by all security and operational policies. + Identify the best ways to reach clients and get favorable responses from them + Embrace and support FusionStorm’s mission and core values. + High school diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, Sales, or related field preferred. + Minimum of 4 years of sales experience with proven track record of success with minimum of 2 years of sales experience specifically in selling hardware, software, and services. + Legally eligible to work in the United States + Strong written and verbal interpersonal skills. + Excellent social skills with the ability to present in a group setting. + Able to use discretion and independent discernment. + Expected to have professional image and be business savvy during customer interactions. + Good knowledge of technology and the industry channel dynamics. + Possess a sense of urgency, exceptional organizational and follow up skills. + Work with the customer to confirm they fully understand their system + Prefer a strong working knowledge of computer system applications (e.g.: Windows, Microsoft Office, OSX, Salesforce) WHY FUSIONSTORM? FusionStorm is an award-winning, information technology delivery (ITD) companyTM. We combine best-of-breed products from leading vendors with a full suite of Professional and Managed Services to help our customers save money and grow their businesses. FusionStorm provides advanced technology and data center infrastructure expertise; world-class IT consulting, and managed and support services. We ensure our customer’s IT investments create value and realize high returns. FusionStorm hires extraordinary people who strive to make a difference. Our success is in large part due to our outstanding talented and dedicated employees. If you thrive on transformation, empowerment to make a difference, and identification of solutions in an innovative environment, we want you to join our team. FusionStorm is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with offices in Newark, Irvine, San Diego, Franklin Massachusetts, New York City, Cranberry Township Pennsylvania, Amsterdam Netherlands, Beijing China and Wanchai Hong Kong. For more information about FusionStorm, please visit www.fusionstorm.com. WE OFFER A GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! There's so much more to enjoy about being at FusionStorm than just having a rewarding career. In addition to offering competitive compensation plans and long-term career opportunities, FusionStorm provides an attractive mix of benefit plans to contribute to its employees' good health, future financial security and peace of mind. Please visit our website for more information about our competitive benefits package: http://www.fusionstorm.com/company/careers/beyond-rewarding-career You must be authorized to work in the United States. FusionStorm is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to supporting and retaining a diverse and talented workforce. No AGENCIES, please. We are not obligated to pay any fees for any individuals we decide to hire. Req No.: 2018-2467 External Company Name: FusionStorm, Inc.
          Trial of ISIS Plot to Kill U.S. Ambassador to Suriname Gets No Coverage      Cache   Translate Page      
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Last year, a few foreign news outlets reported an alleged local ISIS plot to murder the U.S. ambassador to … Suriname. My curiosity was piqued -- an ISIS franchise in South America? -- but coverage has been extremely rare.
To date, no American media outlet has regarded an ISIS plot to murder an American diplomat in Paramaribo as newsy enough to send a reporter there, or even to ask around in Washington. These events are so unusual that the U.S. State Department's most recently released Country Reports on Terrorism, in its section on South America, doesn't even offer a section about Suriname.
Here’s what is known, as best as can be pieced together from local news outlets in the former Dutch colony of 500,000 Dutch-speaking people. (Suriname, by the way, is nestled between Guyana and French Guiana, which are on Brazil’s northern border to the east of Venezuela. One other terrorism-related oddity about Suriname: the son of former President Desi Bouterse -- who had ironically worked on the country’s national counterterror unit -- is currently in a U.S. prison serving time for attempting to support Hezbollah in a conspiracy to traffic in narcotics.)
This story broke on July 23, 2017, when “information from foreign intelligence agencies” and local sources led to SWAT raids and the arrests of two Dutch-Surinamese brothers, Raoul A. (35) and Nasser A. (31), who had started a Sharia law-compliant butchery. Several other suspects were arrested as well. A reported target of terrorist plotting was career diplomat Ambassador Edwin R. Nolan, who arrived at his appointed post in December 2015 and who apparently remains on post. There’s been some unresolved, contradictory reporting about whether the ambassador and embassy were credibly targeted, or targeted at all. But information has been scarce, and the American embassy has not commented.
The brothers were among five suspects “believed to be Muslim” who were initially arrested, according to local reporting. One of the suspects reportedly was the daughter of Ronnie Brunswijk, a member of Parliament and former guerilla commando. Brunswijk confirmed that his daughter, who was riding in the same car as the suspects, also was arrested but was soon released. The two arrested brothers, both born in the Netherlands before emigrating to their parents’ native Suriname a few years before their arrests, were charged with terrorism-related offenses and faced trial in Paramaribo.
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Many months elapsed before more news was published about this caper. The May 23, 2018, issue of The Daily Herald, which describes itself as “the leading newspaper for St. Maarten and the Northeast Caribbean,” finally advanced the story by providing some initial trial coverage. It reported that the brothers regarded themselves as ISIS loyalists and actively recruited fighters to go to Syria, at least two of them from Suriname. At a hearing in May, authorities reportedly produced chat messages that showed Raoul A. had developed “tight relationships” with key people within ISIS. He was described as the “brains behind the Islamic State’s branch in Suriname” and said to run online chatrooms where radicalized locals could meet virtually. Both brothers reportedly were planning to relocate to Syria with their families, but were arrested first.
One of their recruits was a local woman named “Fiona S.” She actually attempted to reach Syria but was caught at the Turkey border and returned to Suriname.
Nothing further seems to have been reported about the targeting of Ambassador Nolen and/or the U.S. embassy. There’s been no news since late May on the trial proceedings.
Surinamese authorities did take seriously an “ISIS terror threat” posted on social media threatening mass killings if Raoul A. and Nasser A. were not released from jail, according to the Jamaica Observer. The posted threat: “Listen to me Suriname and listen clearly. This is a message from ISIS. Free our brothers. We will kill 50 peoples from Anton de Kom University, Santa Boma and Lyceum 1. If you do not take it seriously, we will kill more.”
Until now, Suriname had not been associated with Islamic terrorism or any plot such as this. But the plot -- and a presumably ongoing counterterrorism investigation there -- would register as significant on a number of counts beyond just the fact that Islamic terrorists possibly aspired to murder an insufficiently protected American diplomat, a la Benghazi.
American media ought to go down and ask some questions. Here’s why:
1. Suriname maintains close cultural, political, and trade ties to the Netherlands, which happened to be a source country for many passport-holding extremists who fought with ISIS in Syria. Dutch passport holders and thousands of other European Union citizens who fought with ISIS can hop a plane to Suriname without a visa, at a time when returning terrorist fighters are presumed to be widely circulating through the global bloodstream. As documented here, once Islamic terrorists find the easy breach into a Latin American nation like Suriname, they're in the smuggling lanes to the Texas border.
Furthermore, the State Department’s country reports on terrorism has this to say about Latin America:
Many countries in Latin America have porous borders, limited law enforcement capabilities, and established smuggling routes. These vulnerabilities offered opportunities to local and international terrorist groups ... Canada and the Caribbean -- particularly Trinidad and Tobago -- were sources of foreign terrorist fighters in 2016; the return of these trained foreign terrorist fighters is of great concern.
2. A viable Islamic terrorist cell formed in Suriname is certainly a national security concern. This thwarted plot demonstrates that the security of our diplomats and American tourists in sleepy, out-of-the-way corners of the world may no longer be taken for granted. Our national security apparatus may need to start extending a more penetrating view into obscure former European colonies with lax visa requirements -- like Suriname -- to keep Americans safe.
3. When American diplomats anywhere become targets of purported Islamic terrorist plots, that's a news story. Even with U.S. media facing dire criticism these days, many Americans would still prefer to get news from American outlets rather than small foreign newspapers that may be less reliable. As a former reporter myself, I would suggest to American news reporters that they should please get to it already.

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Ashun Wu of China leads the KLM Open after round one at The International Golf  Club by Amsterdam Airport in The Netherlands. Ashun Wu / getty Ashun carded a bogey free -7 under par 64 to top the KLM Open leaderboard, giving him a one shot advantage for the second round; “I made a great start with … Continue reading KLM Open. Ashun Wu Leads.
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Researchers behind the robot, from the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, say it can hover, dart left or right and even do a barrel roll.
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FleetGO introduces 2nd generation of Remote Tacho Download solution FleetGO introduces 2nd generation of Remote Tacho Download solution Unique three-in-one solution gives fleet operators turn key compliance information Hattem, The Netherlands –September 13th, 2018 FleetGO International introduces its 2nd generation of Remote Tacho Download solutions. FleetGO, a telematics service provider from

          The world's largest wind farm was just completed in the Irish Sea — and it's more than twice the size of Manhattan      Cache   Translate Page      

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The world's largest wind farm is up and running.

Bigger than San Francisco, it powers more than half a million homes and sits in the Irish Sea, off the coast of England.

The Walney Extension opened last week with a generating capacity of 659 megawatts, and is located between northern England and the Isle of Man. Its 87 turbines, which stand up to 640 feet tall, are some of the world's biggest in operation. (Taller is generally better for harnessing the wind because wind speeds tend to pick up as you get higher off the ground.)

The project is part of a larger trend of investment in offshore wind farms as a way to produce clean, renewable energy. The first offshore wind farm in the US, a 30 megawatt farm that sits 30 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, was completed in 2016. One recent report estimated that by 2026, 2.3 gigawatts of offshore wind power will be up and running in the US. That'd be enough wind energy to light up more than a million more American households.

Meanwhile, the Dutch are proposing a 30-gigawatt farm, complete with its own artificial island, to be built in the ocean between the Netherlands, Norway, and the UK by 2027. So the Walney Extension may not be able to claim a world record for long.

For now, though, the UK's new wind farm reigns supreme. Here's what it looks like.

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The Walney Extension is an array of 87 turbines in the Irish Sea off the west coast of England. At capacity, the wind farm provides enough power for more than 590,000 homes.



The turbines sit less than 12 miles away from Walney Island in England.



The wind farm spans 56 square miles — an area bigger than the island of Manhattan or the city of San Francisco. (It's about the size of 20,000 soccer fields.)

Orsted, the Danish wind power company that built the new farm, couldn't even fit the whole thing in this video.



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Mexico is one of the largest medical device importers in the world, making it an attractive market for foreign companies. The Federal Commission for Protection of Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS) is responsible for the review, approval, and post-market monitoring of any healthcare product in Mexico. However, regulatory requirements are complex, and it can be difficult to identify the most efficient submission route for your products. In this free webinar, we will examine current medical device registration requirements in Mexico and recent regulatory changes. 

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