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          “Robat” Uses Sound to Navigate and Map Unique Environments      Cache   Translate Page      
The “Robat” is a fully autonomous terrestrial robot with bat-like qualities that uses echolocation to move through novel
          Security Think Tank: Four key steps to managing software vulnerabilities - ComputerWeekly.com      Cache   Translate Page      

Security Think Tank: Four key steps to managing software vulnerabilities
ComputerWeekly.com
This produces a virtuous circle of cyber security best practice across the organisation, because vulnerabilities found and fixed in one department can teach machines to autonomously address similar vulnerabilities and enforce standards across the rest ...


          Engineer/Scientist - Machine Learning for Autonomous Driving      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-Agoura Hills, Moving mobility forward We are Aptiv - a new technology company with a proven history of enabling mobility. Operating as Delphi, we pioneered advances in the industry. Now, as Aptiv, we're more dedicated than ever to bringing the next generation of autonomous vehicles, smart cities and connectivity to life. Join our innovative team Want to do more than just imagine the ways our world will move tom
          Re: BMW Develops Autonomous R1200GS      Cache   Translate Page      

Good feature for the Harley bar hopper set...


          Re: BMW Develops Autonomous R1200GS      Cache   Translate Page      

Can it drop me off and go park itself and come back when I am ready to leave?


          Value of Simulation      Cache   Translate Page      
Am a long time proponent and practitioner of simulation methods, here how it is planned to use them for changes in mobility, car use and safety.

Making Self-Driving Cars Safe for the World, Through Simulation  By Marc Andreessen

' ... However, in order to realize this dream, it is critically important that self-driving cars be able to anticipate and react to every conceivable drive-time scenario imaginable: in every kind of weather, every type of road system, every variable in environmental behavior playing out around them.

And to do that, we must harness technology to train self-driving cars in the virtual world, through millions of hours of simulated driving, so that they are ready to perform as perfectly as possible in the real world.

For that reason, I’m thrilled that we have funded the most impressive team in the world to implement the best possible system for autonomous vehicle simulation, Applied Intuition. Qasar Younis, Peter Ludwig, and their colleagues blend deep experience across both the auto industry and technology — Detroit and Silicon Valley — required to nail this problem. And I’m really excited to personally be on their board and to work with them to fulfill the autonomy dream.  ... " 


          Drones Build Reconfigurable Sun Shades      Cache   Translate Page      
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart built an organic, reconfigurable sun shade system powered by drones and lego like building blocks. The system can adapt the shades to the angle of the sun throughout the day, or even move the cover around based on where people are sitting. While smart sun shades aren't an earth-shattering technology, the researchers think this is only the beginning of real world "reconfigurable architecture systems." Check out the video: One can imagine an agile versatile canopy autonomously moving through a large public space according to the position of the sun, providing the occupants with shade or actively rebuilding itself to influence the occupants while at times retreating entirely to nearby rooftops. This physical flexibility and integrated intelligence enable, new architectural behaviors which are capable of swiftly activating public spaces in defiance of traditionally lethargic building processes and regulations. Discussion
          Gas Bar Team Member - Westview Co-operative Association Ltd. - Olds, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
It is comprised of a network of approximately 190 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada, along with their branch operations, and Federated Co...
From Indeed - Wed, 12 Sep 2018 21:35:35 GMT - View all Olds, AB jobs
          Dynamics near a periodically forced robust heteroclinic cycle. (arXiv:1809.04006v1 [math.DS])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Isabel S. Labouriau, Alexandre A.P. Rodrigues

There are few examples of non-autonomous vector fields exhibiting complex dynamics that may be proven analytically. We analyse a family of periodic perturbations of a weakly attracting robust heteroclinic network defined on the two-sphere. We derive the first return map near the heteroclinic cycle for small amplitude of the perturbing term, and we reduce the analysis of the non-autonomous system to that of a two-dimensional map on a cylinder.

When the perturbation strength is small there is an attracting invariant closed curve not contractible on the cylinder. Near the centre of frequency locking there are parameter values for which this curve coexists with an attracting periodic solution. Increasing the perturbation strength there are periodic solutions that bifurcate into a closed contractible invariant curve and into a region where the dynamics is conjugate to a full shift on two symbols. These last two dynamical features appear at a discrete-time Bogdanov-Takens bifurcation.


          Food Industry Associates: UK Supply Chain Manager - Disruptive Branded SME      Cache   Translate Page      
£35k-£45k DOE: Food Industry Associates: Exciting and on-trend branded SME, full autonomous responsibility of supply chain, plus a chance to build your own team. Turnover doubling YOY. London
          Assistant de recherche / Research assistant - IPS Therapeutique - Sherbrooke, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
IPS Therapeutique Inc. IPS Therapeutique is seeking motivated and mature candidates capable of working autonomously, with a marked interest in collaborative...
From Indeed - Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:04:28 GMT - View all Sherbrooke, QC jobs
          Why it’s so hard to reach an international agreement on killer robots      Cache   Translate Page      
For several years, civil society groups have been calling for a ban on what they call “killer robots”. Scores of technologists have lent their voice to the cause. Some two dozen governments now support a ban and several others would like to see some kind of international regulation. Yet the latest talks on “lethal autonomous […]
          Rotavirus Study Could Lead to Development of New Treatments for Disease      Cache   Translate Page      
Scientists have provided new insight on the mechanics of a virus that causes severe diarrhea and sickness in young children, according to a report (“ Biophysical properties of single rotavirus particles account for the functions of protein shells in a multilayered virus ”) published in  eLife . The study, from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Carlos III Health Institute, and National Center for Biotechnology, Spain, could open up new avenues for developing effective treatments for rotavirus, which commonly infects children up to five years old, according to the researchers, who add that it is the first paper to detail the interplay between the function and mechanical properties of a multilayered virus. Virus particles enclose their genetic material in a protein shell designed to protect, shuttle, and release its genome at the host cell. The structure of virus particles, therefore, needs to be strong enough to protect the viral ...
          Director & Manager Administration - University of South Asia - Lahore      Cache   Translate Page      
Director & Manager Administration. University of South Asia is a private sector autonomous university with its Act passed by Punjab Assembly, dully empowered to...
From CareerMidWay - Sun, 09 Sep 2018 15:08:48 GMT - View all Lahore jobs
          Chairs Urge Commerce Secretary to Expand U.S. “Entity List” to Include Chinese Government and State Security Entities in Xinjiang       Cache   Translate Page      

September 12, 2018                                                           

(Washington D.C.)--U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair and Cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China respectively, released today a letter urging U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to expand the U.S. Government’s “Entity List” (Supplement 4, Part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations) to include Chinese government and state security entities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), as well as any businesses profiting from the expansion of the region’s surge in security spending.  The Chairs conclude that the “abuses occurring in the XUAR are contrary to the national security interests of the United States. U.S. companies should not be assisting in the expansion of China’s systems for surveillance, detection, and detention, or be complicit in what are gross violations of internationally recognized human rights occurring daily in the XUAR.”

The letter’s recommendations stem from testimony provided by independent experts and U.S. government witnesses at a CECC hearing entitled “Surveillance, Suppression, and Mass Detention: Xinjiang’s Human Rights Crisis” and is the second recent initiative of the Chairs to press for a robust U.S. response to the human rights situation in the XUAR.  The Chairs sent a bipartisan letter in August urging “Global Magnitsky” sanctions against senior Chinese government and Communist Party officials engaged in the repression of ethnic minorities in the XUAR.    

Text of Commerce letter below:

  September 12, 2018   The Honorable Wilbur Ross Secretary of Commerce U.S. Department of Commerce 1401 Constitution Ave NW Washington, D.C. 20230   Dear Secretary Ross:   Thank you for your response to our May 15, 2018 letter regarding controls on the sale by U.S. companies of surveillance and crime control technology for use by Chinese security forces and police.  Our concerns are particularly acute as they relate to the Chinese government’s pervasive surveillance and internment system targeting Uyghurs and other predominantly Muslim ethnic minorities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR).   We appreciated the Department making Mr. Anthony Christino, Director of the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Foreign Policy Division, available to testify at a recent Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) hearing focused on the grave and deteriorating human rights situation in the XUAR.     Joining Mr. Christino on the hearing’s government panel was Ambassador Kelley Currie, U.S. Representative to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, who characterized the scope of the campaign against Uyghur Muslims as “truly breathtaking” and described how “over the past year, hundreds of thousands of law-abiding Uighur citizens of China—men, women and even children—have disappeared into state custody…”  Ambassador Currie focused specifically on the “highly intrusive, high-tech surveillance system in Xinjiang,” which includes:   “thousands of surveillance cameras, including in mosques; facial recognition software; obligatory content-monitoring apps on smartphones and GPS devices on cars; widespread new police outposts with tens of thousands of newly-hired police and even Party personnel embedded in people’s homes; and compulsory collection of vast biometric datasets on ethnic and religious minorities throughout the region, including DNA and blood samples, 3-D photos, iris scans, and voiceprints.”   The testimony of Ambassador Currie and other expert witnesses further underscored that the abuses occurring in the XUAR are contrary to the national security interests of the United States. U.S. companies should not be assisting in the expansion of China’s systems for surveillance, detection, and detention, or be complicit in what are gross violations of internationally recognized human rights occurring daily in the XUAR.   While we believe that longstanding export restrictions on the sale of crime control or detection instruments or equipment to the People’s Republic of China should prohibit all U.S. companies from aiding efforts to expand China’s high-tech surveillance and detention of ethnic minority populations in China, we urge you to also add Chinese government and state security entities in the XUAR, and any businesses profiting from the expansion of the region’s surge in security spending, to the U.S. Government’s “Entity List” (Supplement 4, Part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations).   During the course of his testimony, Mr. Christino said the Commerce Department, as a result of information provided by the CECC, was reviewing whether there is sufficient evidence to justify additional end-user restrictions for XUAR police and security forces, among others.  This was a welcomed acknowledgement.  Given the national integration of China’s state security apparatus, we believe there should also be a presumption of denial for any sale of technology or equipment that would make a direct and significant contribution to the police surveillance and detection system, including dual-use technology sold or resold to any elements of the Ministry of Public Security.  In response to a question at the hearing, Mr. Christino assured the Commissioners that the Commerce Department possesses sufficient authority, within the interagency process, to make such determinations.  Therefore, we respectfully request an update as to the status and anticipated timeline of this interagency process.   The U.S. government has clearly acknowledged the severity of the abuses in Xinjiang.  Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have both voiced public concern about these abuses and have specifically focused on the proliferation of “political reeducation” centers or camps throughout the region.  Our export policy must reflect this reality.     We look forward to your response.   Sincerely,     Senator Marco Rubio                                                              Chair        Representative Chris Smith Cochair
          Shift Team Leader, Packaging at SAB Miller      Cache   Translate Page      
SABMiller is in the beer and soft drinks business, bringing refreshment and sociability to millions of people all over the world who enjoy our drinks. We do business in a way that improves livelihoods and helps build communities. We are passionate about brewing and have a long tradition of craftsmanship, making superb beer from high quality natural ingredients.Reference Number: SAB-467 Location: Ilesa, Osun Work Level: Junior Management Type: Permanent Primary Responsibilities Maintain a safe and healthy working environment: Comply with safety, health and environmental procedures and legislation Maintain safety and housekeeping standards Optimize Production Performance & Processes: Manage shift in accordance with VPO tools and principles Manage shift to achieve production plan within the allowed costs Co-ordinate scheduled maintenance and autonomous operations Monitor and co-ordinate production processes to within budget. Interpret and implement the production plan for shift. Build and foster relationships with customers and suppliers. Administrative Duties: Ensure application of admin systems and procedures. Administer conditions of employment for team members. Contribute to self and team development. Prepare and control budgets. Initiate and Facilitate Team Problem Solving and Decision Making: Apply problem solving and decision making techniques and principles. Facilitate team problem solving Manage Human Resources: Develop employees. Ensure a healthy industrial relations climate. Manage and apply people policies and practices. Optimize Team Performance: Facilitate effective team dynamics. Implement performance management and OPR processes Requirements Education: B.Sc/HND or equivalent in Engineering Experience: Experience in a packaging process environment at Supervisory level. Minimum 2 years in FMCG environment Experience in managing and running a high speed packaging line Personal Attributes: Ability to make decisions Team-player as well as an effective leader Attention to detail, Computer literate Bias for action/comfortable with initiating action Analytical and systematic thinking ability, to enable effective problem solving Sound communication skills(verbal, written, presentation) Ability to manage people as well as ability to drive performance through the VPO tools Good interpersonal and communication skills Ability to facilitate problem solving in a team forum High level of resilience and ability to operate in a high pressure environment Salary Market Related.
          Germany will make autonomous decision on Syria action: Maas      Cache   Translate Page      

Germany will make autonomous decision on Syria action: MaasGermany will make an autonomous decision on whether to participate in any military response to a future Syrian chemical weapons attack in line with international law and the German constitution, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday. Maas told German news agency dpa in an interview posted on the ministry's website that diplomatic means were the top priority to prevent the use of chemical weapons, and any German action would be discussed with German lawmakers.



          Logistics Technology: How New Solutions Are Reshaping Supply Chains      Cache   Translate Page      
Technology has always played a critical freight transportation role, but there's never been a time with more solutions available, more focus on new and potentially transformative concepts, and more confusion about how to navigate this environment. From blockchain, machine learning, and autonomous vehicles to IoT, robotics and bots, shippers are...
          Self Management Leadership Fosters Innovation      Cache   Translate Page      

Innovations in organizations start with creative employees, whose creativity is expressed and enhanced in an autonomous, self-managed environment. You will know a lot about leadership development and why is it so important for everyone. Now, it's one of the key factors of success at job searching.


          Patient Care Coordinator - St. Agnes Hospital - (Baltimore, Maryland, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
The Patient Care Coordinator is responsible for utilization review, discharge planning and transitions in care, in collaboration with MAPMG rounder in acute or alternative settings of care.

Essential Functions:
  • Utilization Review. According to department policy, procedure and protocols, consistently apply and verbally communicate approved utilization review criteria and guidelines for services delivered in acute or alternative care settings.
  • Eligibility and Benefit Verification. Confirm eligibility status and ensure the appropriate administration of benefits in accordance with department policies and procedures.
  • Assessing Right Venue of Care with Hospitalist. Collaboration with Hospitalist to assess the appropriate level of care for patients (i.e., Medical Unit, Surgical Unit, Tele Unit, TCU, ICU) and post- (Home, Continuum or Community-based Services) hospitalization.
  • Coordination of Care. Driving patient care plan through assuring daily plan is executed, and management of transitions and post-hospital care.
  • Effective Discharge Planning. Prompt, clinically appropriate discharge planning beginning at time of admission.
  • Variance Management. Timely steps in identification of delays in throughput, escalation to correct delays, and recording delays to identify patterns and trends that will require corrective actions.
  • Quality Screening. Demonstrate competency to assess all aspects of care across the continuum for variations from quality and utilization standards.
  • Performs other related duties as directed.
    This is a Core PCC position in which the primary work location will be at South Baltimore Medical Center, Non-core Baltimore assignment. This is a 10 hour day position with requirements to work on alternating weekends and holidays.

    Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Two (2) years of experience in acute hospital utilization review or equivalent required.
    Education
  • N/A
    License, Certification, Registration
  • RN License in jurisdiction where assigned required.
  • BLS certification required.

    Additional Requirements:
  • New Hire: Successful completion of PCC Orientation and Assessment of Critical Skills. Passing score on inter-rater reliability.
  • Annually: Successful completion of PCC Assessment of Critical Skills. Passing score on inter-rater reliability.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Ability to conform to established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to analytically problem solve and make decisions.
  • Ability to tolerate and cope with ambiguity.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer software.
  • Recent acute care, case management, or home health experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and clearly present information through the written word, to influence or persuade others through oral presentation in positive or negative circumstances, and to listen well.
  • Demonstrated ability to write clearly, legibly, and effectively, to present ideas and document activities, to read and interpret written information.
    Preferred Qualifications:
  • B.S.N. preferred.
  • Strong clinical knowledge preferred.
  • Flexibility andability to work autonomously preferred.
  • Case management experience is preferred.


  •           Market Operations Manager - Carvana - Dallas, TX      Cache   Translate Page      
    Company culture of internal promotions, diverse career paths and rapid advancement. It can be an autonomous job that requires good decision-making skills, but...
    From Carvana - Wed, 08 Aug 2018 04:37:35 GMT - View all Dallas, TX jobs
              9/13/2018: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: See food: robots serve up more of what we eat      Cache   Translate Page      

    Robots that see underpin the future of self-driving cars, humanoid robots and autonomous drones. Right now, they’re serving their apprenticeship sizing up sausages. Food manufacturers are combining advances in laser vision with...
              Security Think Tank: Four key steps to managing software vulnerabilities - ComputerWeekly.com      Cache   Translate Page      

    Security Think Tank: Four key steps to managing software vulnerabilities
    ComputerWeekly.com
    This produces a virtuous circle of cyber security best practice across the organisation, because vulnerabilities found and fixed in one department can teach machines to autonomously address similar vulnerabilities and enforce standards across the rest ...


              Security Think Tank: Four key steps to managing software vulnerabilities - ComputerWeekly.com      Cache   Translate Page      

    Security Think Tank: Four key steps to managing software vulnerabilities
    ComputerWeekly.com
    This produces a virtuous circle of cyber security best practice across the organisation, because vulnerabilities found and fixed in one department can teach machines to autonomously address similar vulnerabilities and enforce standards across the rest ...


              Innovation Should Not Ignore Privacy or Security Risks      Cache   Translate Page      
    Will new laws ignore privacy dangers inherent in self-driving cars? Even as the country still reels from revelations that almost 2.5 million more people were affected by the recent Equifax than previously thought (bringing the current total up to 145.5 million), the senate has introduced legislation regarding advanced testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles without ...
              Autonomous robots can be bigots. Short-term payoffs work on machines, too.      Cache   Translate Page      
    Autonomous robots can be bigots. Short-term payoffs work on machines, too.
              Slashdot.org: European Parliament Passes Resolution Calling For An International Ban On Killer Robots      Cache   Translate Page      
    An anonymous reader quotes a report from the BBC: The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for an international ban on so-called killer robots. It aims to pre-empt the development and use of autonomous weapon systems that can kill without human intervention. Last month, talks at the UN failed to reach consensus on the issue, with some countries saying the benefits of autonomous weapons should be explored. And some MEPs were concerned legislation could limit scientific progress of artificial intelligence.

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              Comment on Robots can develop prejudices just like humans by Glen Barrington      Cache   Translate Page      
    Could autonomous weapons of war or policing develop prejudices from even well meaning humans? Presumably, robots will try to learn from their handlers and may be able to pickup signals from humans that maybe the humans did not intend to transmit.
              #458: ASMR Videos #Sponstember      Cache   Translate Page      

    Okay, hear me out. Laser, frequent guest and all around radical human, really likes ASMR videos. And they wanted us to watch a bunch so we could share in the joy (?) and weirdness. And since it's Sponstober, we agreed to let them take over choice of the show. But it got weird. Real weird. And tingly.

    For those of you who don't hang out on the weird parts of YouTube, ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, and describes the feeling some people get when they hear certain sounds like whispers and scratches. 

    Mentioned on the show


               Comment on Autonomous robots can be bigots. Short-term payoffs work on machines, too. by Geezer27       Cache   Translate Page      
    A patent Amazon has received would pair humans and machines. In this case, the humans would be in a cage. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/amazon/amazon-has-patented-a-system-that-would-put-workers-in-a-cage-on-top-of-a-robot/ Illustrations that accompany the patent, which was granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office in 2016, show a cage-like enclosure around a small work space sitting atop the kind of robotic trolleys that now drive racks of shelves around Amazon warehouses. The patent was called “an extraordinary illustration of worker alienation, a stark moment in the relationship between humans and machines” by researchers who highlighted it in a study published Friday. See also news item: Seattle area’s last typewriter repairman dies at 96 https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/bob-montgomery-96-dies-seattle-areas-last-typewriter-repairman-had-the-write-stuff/
              Volvo shows off self-driving, electric truck with no cab      Cache   Translate Page      

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              What's Next for Idlib?       Cache   Translate Page      
    Being honest here, not, a fan of Josh Landis- But, he offers some good insights into the dynamics in Syria's north- So I'm sharing the interview. Dated August 08/18
    I've left off the claim in the original title regarding Syria's proxies gathering for Idlib- It's very clear that did not happen. Not even close.
    We have all now been made aware that claims of a coordinated Syrian/Russian move into Idlib were false.

    Part of the interview below:
    "Q: In recent months, we’ve seen Turkish authorities entrenching in northern Syria: school administrators are adding Turkish language school curriculums, local councils are displaying Turkish flags and Turkish propaganda is increasingly visible in public spaces. There’s even a word some residents are using to describe the phenomenon: “Turkification.” What do you see as Turkey’s long-term priorities in maintaining this presence in northern Aleppo?
    JL: I think Turkey is prepared to, in a sense, quasi-annex this region. It’s the only thing that makes sense, because if they don’t, they’re going to be re-conquered by the Assad regime and they’ll be brought back into Syria.

    The long-term problem for Turkey is whether they can do this kind of thing and have it accepted by the international community. And so far, it’s working for them.

    I would compare it to Iskenderun, [also known as] Alexandretta, which was a separate administrative unit of Syria under the French Mandate until Turkey annexed it in 1939. There were somewhere over 40,000 or 50,000 refugees who fled the region into Syria at that time. The Sunnis stayed and became Turks. The lines between a Turk and an Arab could be fungible.
    Q: But do you see that dynamic—of pro-Turkish sentiment among Syrians in the north—playing out now?
    JL: Yes, I do. I think many Sunnis believe that they’d be better off with Turkey. And that’s really demonstrated in the fact that most of the rebel militias who use Turkey as a refuge also see Turkey as, in a sense, a mothership that supplies them with diplomatic support, political support, military support, economic support, everything. And they see the Turks as champions of their Islamic identity.

    In a sense, by being Turks, by being under the umbrella of Turkish rule, in some ways they are more authentically Muslim. It underlines the ambiguities, just like it did in the 1930s, between Islamic and ethnic identity, which we see in today’s civil war and in the uprising against Assad.
    Q: But what does Ankara stand to benefit from potentially annexing northern Aleppo, or at least maintaining a heavy presence there?
    Turkey has a number of things. First, on the most practical level, Turkey gains leverage to affect future negotiations with Assad.

    Second, Turkey is very fearful that Assad will drive all the rebels and their families [who are currently present in northern Aleppo and Idlib] into Turkey, scattering them across Anatolia. And that’s tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of people.
     
    So Turkey has a great interest in not allowing Assad to drive all of these tens of thousands of rebels [out]. They don’t want refugees. They have enough, with two million-point-something.

    [Ed.: As of July 2018, the UN counts more than 3,500,000 registered Syrian refugees living in Turkey.]
    3.5 million is the official UN number- that I've seen many times.

    Q: What kind of leverage does Turkey’s presence in northern Aleppo actually hold over the Syrian government?
    Well, the [potential] trade that’s sitting there, and waiting to be done, is that if the Syrian government controls the Kurds, Turkey will withdraw from territory in [northern] Syria.
    [Ed.: US-backed, majority-Kurdish authorities in a de facto autonomous region of northeastern Syria are pushing forward with plans to negotiate with Damascus for a “decentralized, democratic system” in areas under their control, Syria Direct reported late last month. The Syrian Democratic Council, the political wing of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, announced in July it had entered into talks with the Syrian government for a “roadmap leading to a “democratic and decentralized Syria.”]
    JL:Well, the trade that can be made is that Turkey abandons the Syrian rebels to a certain degree and gives Syria much of Idlib province in exchange for the Syrian government retaking much of the Kurdish region, and America leaving. And that means no more arming of the Kurds, no more weapons going to the Kurds. Syrian intelligence would have to work closely with the Turkish intelligence, I presume, to make sure that the Kurds are not smuggling arms up to the PKK, and that the Turkish army gets to destroy the PKK inside of Anatolia and suppress the Kurds.
    But Turkey doesn’t trust Assad. They believe that he has cooperated with the [separatist, Kurdish-nationalist group] PKK in the past. So Turkey is fearful that Syria will go back to helping the PKK divide Turkey in the same way that Turkey has helped the rebels divide Syria.

    As soon as [Turkey] gives up that territory, they have no leverage whatsoever over Syria.
    Q: You mentioned earlier that Ankara doesn’t want rebels in Idlib streaming into Turkey if they face a possible defeat there. Can you talk more about the stakes in Idlib from a military perspective? Do you see Ankara poised to back rebels there in an oncoming battle, to the extent that we’ve been seeing in northern Aleppo?

    Turkey has 12 observation posts that it has established across Idlib, which are backed up by Turkish soldiers with heavy weapons and tanks. So, if Assad bombs them, he’s going to be bombing Turkey and this is going to be a casus belli in theory. So, Assad has to step very carefully around these observation points.
    Q: You wrote earlier this year on your Syria Comment blog that the US policy of backing majority-Kurdish groups in northern Syria has “pushed Turkey into the sphere of Russian influence.” How is this dynamic playing out today with regard to preparations for a battle for Idlib? Do you see any major contradictions?
    JL:Russia is very keen on trying to make a deal between Turkey, the Kurds and Syria. They’re trying to negotiate a way to avoid war, in much the same way that they did in southern Syria, where the Syrian Arab Army was able to retake all of that region in only about a month’s time and Israel, Jordan, the United States all agreed to it [and] did not enter into the war to stop the Syrian army. And the rebels were forced to make agreements with the army or to retreat to Idlib province.

    The problem is that northern Syria is much more difficult. It’s filled with all these radical Islamist groups, it’s right on Turkey’s border and Turkey is a major power—it’s not like Jordan. And Russia has a great deal invested in Turkey. Russia does not want to go to war against Turkey.

    This is going to tax Russian diplomacy to the max. Nobody knows what to do about it. In a sense, it’s the collecting point of all the problems in Syria. 
    Q: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned his Russian counterpart Putin last month that a battle in Idlib would effectively “destroy” the Astana accord, which placed the province within one of four so-called “de-escalation zones.” Is that just an empty talking point, or is there real concern here of a diplomatic fallout?
    JL;Good question. The Astana accord represents an agreement between Russia, Turkey, Iran and other regional powers to use diplomacy and not to go to war. If that falls apart, it really means the dialogue falls apart. And that means you could fall to blows.

    I think both Russia and Turkey have the idea that they are not going to war. And that they both think they can finesse the situation.

    So, there’s going to be a lot of pushing and pulling, and we’re not sure how it will end. Or where exactly the lines will be drawn. But I think Assad is committed to taking back the whole [province].
    Q: But there’s the argument that Astana is meaningless, that none of the de-escalation zones it established in Syria did much to stop the fighting at all, except maybe in parts of southern Daraa and Quneitra provinces for a period of time.
    That wasn’t their purpose. Their actual purpose was to provide the United States with a graceful way to abandon the Syrian rebels. President Obama [decided], “I’m not going to war against Russia for Syria.” That’s been American foreign policy ever since. They conceded Syria to Russia.

    That meant that they had to find a way to allow Assad and Russia to destroy the rebels. But of course, the US had committed to the rebels. So it’s very embarrassing for America to have to do that. And America kept hoping that it could get leverage, that it could force Assad to step down, that they could save face by getting a negotiated solution. None of that’s turned out to be correct.

    Now it’s a question of whether Turkey will go to war with Syria for these rebel groups. And, my hunch is, Turkey won’t want to."
    I don't think Turkey will go to war for these rebels either- 
              Google's new AI chief has said he worries about 'horrible scenarios' that would trigger 'the complete lockdown of robotics research' (GOOG, GOOGL)      Cache   Translate Page      

    The iCub robot tries to catch a ball during the Innorobo European summit

    • Three top researchers have begun sounding warning bells about the possible negative impacts of AI.
    • Andrew Moore, the newly named head of AI at Google Cloud, said he has conceived of "horrible scenarios" that could potentially lead to a public backlash against the technology. 
    • Other researchers predict AI will lead to more automation in the workplace and reduce job opportunities for humans; and AI will one day enable more intrusion, even into our thoughts.

    Some people quake at the idea of artificial intelligence. It's safe to say that sci-fi films featuring malevolent machines have helped poison much of the public's perception of AI. 

    But three experts in the field say there's good reason to feel uneasy. While killer robots are still many years away, AI in some cases could pose an enormous threat to humans, according to Andrew Moore, the dean of the Computer School at Carnegie Mellon University who will soon take over as head of Google Cloud AI.

    In November, Moore gave the keynote address for the Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative, and said: "If an AI disaster happens, and that would for instance be an autonomous car killing people due to serious bugs, and frankly I believe that’s already happened, then at some point AI systems are going to be locked down for development, at least in the US."

    "There are some even more horrible scenarios — which I don’t want to talk about on the stage, which we’re really worried about — that will cause the complete lockdown of robotics research," Moore continued.

    'There are some even more horrible scenarios'

    Moore's statements come during a time when billions of dollars are being invested in AI.

    Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Amazon, Facebook, and others are pushing hard to develop the technology. Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, once called AI more fundamental to human development than electricity or fire.

    Andrew Moore

    Nonetheless, a handful of researchers are urging caution and warning that AI misuse could bring serious consequences. 

    Last week, Kai-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China, predicted that AI will revolutionize many industries and generate a lot of wealth, but most of it will land in the pockets of a relatively small number of people. He warned that with the help of AI, business owners will automate more and more tasks that were once performed by humans.

    "So it's actually having a doubling effect...creating new AI tycoons at the same time taking away from the poorest of society," Lee said at the Artificial Intelligence 2018 Conference in San Francisco.

    At the same conference, Meredith Whittaker, cofounder of the institute AI Now at New York University and a leading Google researcher, outlined how technologists, including Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, are searching for a means to enable humans to control devices via their thoughts. She predicted that in the not-so distant future, the technology will exist that can interpret and store our thoughts.

    Whittaker then posed a question to the audience: What would happen if the authorities went to a company who had warehoused its customers' thoughts and subpoenaed a person's thought records? She called this possibility "creepy."

    Along the same "creepy" vein is the increasing ability of AI systems to read human emotions. This is something that Moore said is on the way.

    "Up until three or four years ago, the advances in computer vision and speech processing were around recognizing people, recognizing objects, and transforming spoken words into underlying written sentences," Moore told Forbes magazine last year. "Now we realize we can go farther than that. For example, the cameras in modern cell phones have such high resolution that they can see little imperfections in the face and use them to track all the parts of skin as they move around the face.

    "From tracking all the bits of the skin, you can work out what the muscles are doing under the face," Moore continued. "From what the muscles are doing, using previous knowledge from psychology, you can detect facial action units and micro expressions to get information that we as humans are not even consciously aware of.

    "This means that when in dialogue with a person, we can capture when they are excited, when they are happy, when there are fearful, or when there is a showing of contempt."

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    SEE ALSO: As expected, Google Cloud's head of AI will step aside and be replaced by Carnegie Mellon's Andrew Moore

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    Listen for the end of the podcast where our colleague, Gabe Weiss, helps us answer the question of the week about how to get data from IoT core to display in real time on a web front end.

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    Jeff Dean joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Senior Fellow, leading Google AI and related research efforts. His teams are working on systems for speech recognition, computer vision, language understanding, and various other machine learning tasks. He has co-designed/implemented many generations of Google’s crawling, indexing, and query serving systems, and co-designed/implemented major pieces of Google’s initial advertising and AdSense for Content systems. He is also a co-designer and co-implementor of Google’s distributed computing infrastructure, including the MapReduce, BigTable and Spanner systems, protocol buffers, the open-source TensorFlow system for machine learning, and a variety of internal and external libraries and developer tools.

    Jeff received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1996, working with Craig Chambers on whole-program optimization techniques for object-oriented languages. He received a B.S. in computer science & economics from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), and a winner of the ACM Prize in Computing.

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    • Expanding our Public Datasets for geospatial and ML-based analytics blog
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    • Deep Learning Indaba site
    • Google AI site
    • Google AI in Ghana blog
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    • Google Cloud site
    • DeepMind site
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    • Google I/O Effective ML with Cloud TPUs video
    • Liquid cooling system article
    • DAWNBench Results site
    • Waymo (Alphabet’s Autonomous Car) site
    • DeepMind AlphaGo site
    • Open AI Dota 2 blog
    • Moustapha Cisse profile
    • Sanjay Ghemawat profile
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      • arXiv.org site
      • Chris Olah blog
      • Distill Journal site
      • Google’s Machine Learning Crash Course site
      • Deep Learning by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville book and site
      • NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering site
      • Senior Thesis Parallel Implementations of Neural Network Training: Two Back-Propagation Approaches by Jeff Dean paper and tweet
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    How do I get data from IoT core to display in real time on a web front end?

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    • MQTT site
    • Cloud Pub/Sub site
    • Cloud Functions site
    • Cloud Firestore site
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    PLEASE APPLY HERE --> https://vsearch.ws/2x9swGa

    Theology: Christian Church

    Weekly attendance: 1,000+

    Neighborhood: Peoria, Illinois

    The role: The Lead Pastor will be the primary leader and teacher of Richwoods Christian Church and will take primary responsibility for its spiritual and numerical growth.

     

    Meet Richwoods Christian Church:

    Richwoods Christian Church is a non-denominational, Biblically-based community of believers. They are an independent, non-denominational, multi-site church associated with the Restoration Movement which has roots back to 1801.

    The Restoration Movement was a call to unify churches on the essentials of the New Testament: “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, love.”  Some other hallmarks of Christian Churches are the celebration of communion at every worship service and baptism by immersion as instructed in the New Testament.

    Richwoods started in September 1967 with a group of 25 people meeting in a basement.  Their first building on Terra Vista Avenue, in Peoria, was dedicated July 25, 1976 and occupied for 32 years.

    Their Knoxville Campus building was dedicated on July 27, 2008, they launched their East Campus on January 23, 2011, and their Parkway Campus in Pekin in August of 2014 with the merger of Richwoods and Parkway Christian Church.  Their East Campus closed in October of 2015.

    Richwoods is an autonomous church, but they are associated with and work in fellowship with other Christian Churches.

    About the Lead Pastor:

    As the primary leader and teacher of Richwoods Christian Church, the Lead Pastor will be an infectious Christian, a developer of leaders, very talented speaker/teacher and visionary.

    The Lead Pastor will:

    • Take personal responsibility for growing the church (both in numbers and spiritual growth).
    • Be a talented speaker/teacher/preacher, able to consistently engage a large audience.
    • Enthusiastically communicate the values and vision of Richwoods.
    • Find, hire, and lead staff. Be constantly coaching and developing staff to improve.
    • Be a leader of leaders and develop other leaders of leaders.
    • Be involved in the community and expand Richwoods’ impact upon it.

    What you bring:

    The following describes many of the characteristics of the ideal candidate for the Lead Pastor:

    Education

    The ideal candidate for this role will hold either an undergraduate or graduate degree from an Independent Church of Christ/Christian Church, Restoration Movement based college or seminary.

    Experience

    The ideal candidate will have experience managing multiple staff members and leading or helping lead a medium to large church or as a staff member in a very large church.

    Personal Characteristics

    • Enthusiastically agree with the beliefs and mission of Richwoods Christian Church.
    • Understand and appreciate Restoration Movement principles and values.
    • Devoted to being a growing disciple of Jesus.
    • Display honesty and integrity beyond reproach.
    • Be a “down-to-earth” people person. Candidate must truly enjoy people and be highly social.
    • Have a good sense of humor, obviously enjoy life, and weave fun into being a Christian.

    What it's like to live in Peoria, Illinois:

    Peoria is the county seat of Peoria County, Illinois, and the largest city on the Illinois River. Grandview Drive, called “the world’s most beautiful drive” by Theodore Roosevelt,  is a picturesque depiction of the beauty of Peoria - rich in history and legacy, and long known as a center of medicine, education, and culture. 9,000 acres of parks and trails, the largest park district in Illinois, and many other centers of culture and entertainment call Peoria home.  

    Peoria is served by four public K-12 school districts. Peoria Public Schools District 150 is the largest and serves the majority of the city. District 150 schools include dozens of award-winning primary and middle schools, as well as three public high schools, several Christian schooling options, and eight campuses or independently located colleges and universities.

    Peoria has been awarded the All-America City Award four times. In 2007, Forbes ranked Peoria #47 out of the largest 150 metropolitan areas in its annual "Best Places for Business and Careers." Peoria was evaluated on the cost of doing business, cost of living, entertainment opportunities, and income growth. All in all, Peoria, Illinois can be an ideal place for a couple or family to live.

     

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    • Table of Contents:
      • Introduction {0:00}
      • George W. Bush is not cute {0:50}
      • The other 9/11 {2:45}
      • Economic collapse in Argentina… again {4:00}
      • Bringing back the anarchist critique of nationalism {5:25}
      • Here come the hurricanes—time for mutual aid {11:00}
      • #PrisonStrike ends {14:55}
      • Repression roundup {20:35}
      • Next Week’s News {27:40}
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    • Autonomous Mutual Aid in the wake of Hurricane Florence
    • Mutual Aid Disaster Relief will give a brief presentation on September 15th at 10:30am at the Uplift Climate Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    • Anarchist book fairs this weekend:
    • Upcoming anti-fascist action:
      • September 15: Stop the League of the South from disrupting TriPride in Johnson City, TN
      • September 29: Oppose the League of the South’s rally in Elizabethton, TN. Stay tuned to @HollerNetwork and @knoxradical for updates.
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      • The documentary The Take looks at factory takeovers and a little of the abstentionist anti-voting movement in Argentina as a response to the economic crisis of 2001
      • Keep up with resistance news in Argentina through Indymedia Argentina and the excellent anti-authoritarian TV channel Antena Negra
    • Other relevant CrimethInc. output:
    • Hotwire #3, Hotwire #6, and Hotwire #9 have interviews about mutual aid based, autonomous relief efforts in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
    • Some anarchist critiques of nationalism:
    • Donate to the legal defense fund for anti-racists and anti-fascists arrested in relation to the Silent Sam confederate monument in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Check out this guide on experiences and reflections dealing with undercover police infiltration in Toronto
    • Evictions HAVE BEGUN in the Hambach Forest! If you’re in Europe, make your way to the Hambach Forest in Germany to help defend it, and the radical Ewok village of forest defenders who live there. Also, check out our audio documentary about the forest and the defense campaign to stop the cutting.
    • Pre-sales are OPEN for the 2019 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners calendar! The theme of next year’s calendar is Health/Care, and it features art and writing from current and former political prisoners like David Gilbert, Mike and Chuck Africa, and Laura Whitehorn. If you buy 10 or more, be sure to use the discount code “BULK” to get 10 or more calendars for $10 each—you can then sell the calendars to fundraise for your own organizing. Orders start shipping September 10!
    • Use this straightforward guide to writing prisoners from New York City Anarchist Black Cross to write imprisoned American Indian Movement warrior Leonard Peltier.

      Leonard Peltier
      #89637–132
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      Post Office Box 1033
      Coleman, Florida 33521

    • Phone zap for Jason Walker

      You can contact the TDCJ Ombudsman at ombudsman@tdcj.texas.gov, as well as the Telford Unit’s management at 903–628–3171 and garth.parker@tdcj.texas.gov. You can speak to the Regional Director’s office at (903) 928–2623, billy.howard@tdcj.texas.gov and carl.mckellar@tdcj.texas.gov. Contact details for TDCJ head office are (936) 295–6371, Bryan.Collier@tdcj.texas.gov and exec.director@tdcj.texas.gov

      Script for phone calls: “Hello, I am contacting you as I have been made aware of a pattern of bogus disciplinary cases being issued by CO Renitia T. Davis. In particular, I wish to request that you bring in an appropriate outside investigator to fully investigate the recent cases issued to inmates Jason Renard Walker #1532092 and Logan Newsome #2163761 with an eye to getting these fraudulent cases overturned and expunged immediately, as well as conducting a full investigation into Officer Davis’ history. Beyond this, I demand that you cease all forms of harassment and retaliation against Jason Walker, including but not limited to the issuing of bogus cases, the censorship of his correspondence, and the denial of access to heat respite. Please investigate and overturn all recent cases and disciplinary measures issued to Mr. Walker by Telford Unit staff, and investigate the conduct of Lieutenant Estrada, Sergeant Gilstrap, Sergeant Sartin, and Lieutenant Ricks, who have all played a role in the campaign of harassment. Thank you”

    • Phone zap for Kevin Rashid Johnson

      Monday morning, starting at 9 AM, please phone and email the official in charge of interstate compact: Chief of Corrections Operations David Robinson. You can call the main office number at 804–674–3000 and ask to be transferred to his phone line. Robinson’s email address is david.robinson@vadoc.virginia.gov When leaving a message or talking to Mr Robinson, refer to Rashid by his legal name Kevin Johnson. Explain that he is better off in Virginia, that he has been subjected to serious human rights abuses during previous transfers.

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              Vice President U Myint Swe delivers speech at opening ceremony of 15th CAEXPO, CABIS      Cache   Translate Page      



    Vice President of U Myint Swe attended the 15th CHINA – ASEAN EXPO (CAEXPO) and CHINA-ASEAN BUSINESS and INVESTMENT SUMMIT(CABIS) held at the Nanning International Convention and Exhibition Centre — Guangxi, China, yesterday morning.


    Present at the opening ceremony were Mr. Han Zheng, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China and Vice-Premier, leaders of delegations from ASEAN countries, Union Minister for Commerce Dr. Than Myint, Myanmar Ambassador to China U Thit Lin Ohn, Director-General from the Ministry of Commerce U AungSoe, Myanmar Consul-General in Nanning U SoeThet Naung and officials, high-ranking officials from China and ASEAN countries and businessmen.

    At the opening ceremony, Mr. Han Zheng, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the Communist Party of China and Vice-Premier delivered the opening speech followed by speeches made by leaders of delegations from the ASEAN countries.


    In his speech, Vice President U Myint Swe said that first and foremost, he was obliged to the Government of the Republic of China, officials from the Guangxi autonomous region and organizers of the 15th CHINA – ASEAN EXPO (CAEXPO) and CHINA-ASEAN BUSINESS & INVESTMENT SUMMIT (CABIS) for their invitation and warm hospitality. As for China, China-ASEAN Expo is being held every year in Nanning; he was pleased to see the remarkable results from that expo, and believes that it would retain its significant place and further strengthen the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership through trade, investment, tourism and connectivity among people. China is ASEAN’s longest partner and the year 2018 is a significant year because it marks the15th year anniversary of ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership. He thanked China for supporting ASEAN community building and strengthening in keeping the ASEAN integration process through the implementation of three schemes for the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025. China also stands for 8 consecutive years as the largest trading partner of ASEAN, and trade volume between China and ASEAN countries has reached 17.1 per cent as of total trade volume of ASEAN countries in 2017. Moreover it was found that China has remained the third largest source of foreign direct investment of ASEAN nations.

    It was needed to keep the momentum going forward, and as for us to double our efforts so as to elevate bilateral trade between China and ASEAN countries to 1 trillion U.S dollars and to reach an investment volume to 150 billion U.S dollars by 2020.

    Moreover the year 2018 has been designated as ASEAN-China Year of Innovation (YOI). With the theme of “Jointly Building the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Forging the China-ASEAN Community of Innovation,” this year’s expo will feature a host of exhibitions, forums and exchange programs, aimed at lifting the friendly cooperation between China and ASEAN to a new level. We welcome the schemes and on-going process of ASEAN-China Year of Innovation (YOI), and to implement the joint declaration on “Science, technology and innovation” at the ASEAN-China summit made by China which will be held in November 2018.

    We are in need of striving to make renovation and making the best use of opportunities utilizing trading, digital economy, technology and fourth industrial revolution. At the same time, we should find ways to promote the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership aiming to cooperate with the new fields including science, digital and technological advancement. We can promote trading and investment through cooperation among the people. Myanmar and China has shared the longest border areas and we also know the importance of “The Belt and Road Programme” and attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation that was held in May 2017. In order to succeed in this programme, it is of great importance to maintain great relationship and peaceful environment between the countries. We are also much obliged to China for assisting to implement the schemes for the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025, including the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Maritime Silk Road Bank that can enhance the maritime trade network, ports, harbours, shipping and basic infrastructure. As for Myanmar and China, cooperation is being made to construct the strategic and comprehensive Kyaukpyu deep sea port project. China is assisting Myanmar’s peace process and national reconciliation programme, and we are going to maintain good relationships. We pledged to maintain the ASEAN-China the ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership and provide support to build the 21st century Maritime Silk Road. The Vice President U MyintSwe concluded his speech by pledging to cooperate closely between ASEAN countries and China.

    Following this, after leaders of delegations from ASEAN countries have delivered their speeches the 15th CHINA – ASEAN EXPO (CAEXPO) and CHINA-ASEAN BUSINESS & INVESTMENT SUMMIT(CABIS) were formally declared to be open. Then Vice President U Myint Swe and party went to the exhibition booth where the Myanmar National booth was displayed and saw the performance of Kayin National Dance. In the afternoon, Vice President U Myint Swe met with media personnel from news agencies and answered questions regarding bilateral relation, economy and trade. Afterwards, Vice President U Myint Swe and party visited the China-ASEAN information Harbour. Later in the evening, they went to Myanmar Consulate General inNanning, China, and met with embassy staff and their family members.

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              Memòria del CENT curs 2017-2018      Cache   Translate Page      

    En març de 2018, el CENT es va traslladar de l'edifici d'Investigació 2 a la planta baixa de la Biblioteca. Des d'aquest nou espai, ha continuat desenvolupant les seues activitats de prospectiva, i prestant serveis a la comunitat universitària, amb la finalitat d'ajudar a millorar l'educació mitjançant l'ús de les noves tecnologies. En abril de 2018, el CENT va adreçar als òrgans de govern un informe amb propostes per a facilitar al professorat la creació de vídeos docents.

    Innovació

    La cinquena convocatòria de MOOC de l'UJI, corresponent al curs 2017-2018, comprenia tres reedicions de MOOC ja realitzats anteriorment. A aquests se'n va afegir un quart, procedent de la convocatòria anterior, que l'equip docent no va poder realitzar en el seu moment en les dates previstes. Aquests quatre MOOC van aplegar en total 2.362 participants.

    1. Cálculo y compensación de la huella de carbono en organizaciones. Del 2 d'octubre al 16 de novembre de 2017. 381 inscripcions.
    2. El aula inclusiva hoy en día. Cómo afrontar el Trastorno del Espectro Autista y las Altas Capacidades (2a edició). Del 16 d'octubre al 19 de novembre de 2017. 1.386 inscripcions.
    3. Aprende a programar en C desde cero (2a edició). Del 2 d'octubre al 5 de novembre de 2017. 362 inscripcions.
    4. Autonomous Mobile Robots (2a edició). Del 14 de maig al 28 de juny de 2018. 233 inscripcions.

    Les funcions del CENT en els MOOC de l'UJI han estat les següents:

    • Gestionar la plataforma informàtica.
    • Proporcionar formació i assessorament, des d'un doble punt de vista tècnic i pedagògic, als equips docents que realitzen els MOOC.
    • Facilitar l'avaluació dels resultats de la convocatòria.

    D'altra banda, en abril de 2018, el CENT va adreçar als òrgans de govern un informe sobre serveis de suport per a la creació de continguts audiovisuals per a la docència en l'UJI. Aquest informe, sol·licitat pel Vicerectorat de Campus, Infraestructures i Noves Tecnologies, descriu breument quins són els tipus de vídeos i de tecnologies de vídeo que es poden utilitzar per a enriquir els processos d'ensenyament/aprenentatge, recull els recursos de producció de vídeo actualment existents en l'UJI i, finalment, presenta un conjunt de propostes per a optimitzar i completar els recursos actuals.

    Suport

    Al llarg del curs 2017-2018, la línia d'ajuda del CENT al professorat usuari de l'Aula Virtual i dels MOOC va registrar un total de 942 accions de suport (assessorament tècnic i pedagògic, resolució de dubtes i incidències, etc.).

    Les activitats de formació sobre educació i noves tecnologies organitzades o impartides pel CENT van ser les següents:

    • Sessió d'acollida al professorat associat de nou ingrés. 7 de setembre de 2017, organitzada per l'USE.
    • Sessió informativa sobre novetats de l'Aula Virtual. 14 de setembre de 2017.
    • Curs d'introducció a l'Aula Virtual (11, 18 i 25 d'octubre de 2017, organitzat per l'USE).
    • Curs d'aprofundiment sobre l'Aula Virtual (8, 15 i 22 de gener de 2018, organitzat per l'USE).

    Col·laboració

    El CENT va continuar mantenint el seu compromís amb la comunitat educativa local i global amb la seua participació activa en els fòrums següents:


              Entry Level Outside Sales - Area Manager - CCP Industries - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
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              UNAM Expands infrastructure to analyze biofuels quality        Cache   Translate Page      

    UNAM Expands infrastructure to analyze biofuels quality  Mexico, Sep. 12 (Notimex).- The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, for its acronym in Spanish) is expanding its scientific horizons in the area of ​​bioenergetics and ecotechnology, by inaugurating new infrastructure in the Ecosystems and Sustainability Research Institute (IIES, for its acronym in Spanish), Morelia campus. In this first stage, the building has five laboratories: Biodiesel and Water; of Innovation and Evaluation of Biomass Stoves; of Technology and Rural Innovation; of Design, Modeling and Simulation, and Ecotechnological Housing. It will also accommodate the Cluster of Solid Biofuels, which promotes projects of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT, for its acronym in Spanish) and the Ministry of Energy, in addition to the Ecotechnologies Unit and the National Laboratory for Ecotechnology and Sustainability Research (Lanies, for its acronym in Spanish). Also, according to information from the UNAM Gazette, there will be three additional working groups: the Analysis of Sustainability and Public Policies of Solid Biofuels; the group on Supply and Demand of Biomass Resources and another one on Analysis of the Impacts of Ecotechnologies. Omar Masera Cerutti, academic coordinator of the projects carried out in the building, affirmed that in Mexico the energy transition is promoted to renewable sources, which is why it is necessary to ensure the quality and efficiency of the technologies that are disseminated in the country, as well as the long-term use of the various devices. "Here we work to generate these conditions, so that industry and consumers use these energies in a broader way and with guarantees about their performance," explained the specialist. He exemplified that in the Cluster of Solid Biofuels research is carried out to innovate in the use of biofuels such as firewood, charcoal and pellets (fuel obtained from various types of biomass such as chips, sawdust or bark to form small granules that can burn efficiently) to generate heat and electricity. While in the Laboratory of Innovation and Evaluation of Biomass Stoves, the emissions of different types of efficient stoves of biomass are analyzed, in comparison with the stoves that are used in rural areas. The academic of the highest house of studies said that this new stage involved researchers, academics and undergraduate and graduate students, as well as specialists from other institutions such as the National School of Higher Studies, Morelia campus, and the Materials Research Institute. The Center for Research in Environmental Geography and the Institute of Renewable Energies, and civil society organizations such as the Interdisciplinary Group of Appropriate Rural Technology. NTX/MSG/LCH/JCG



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    Much is said about the emergence of autonomous cars on our streets, but enclosed areas like ports, factories and corporate campuses may well be where they are put to work first. With this future in mind, Volvo has just announced a new electric vehicle concept built to tow loads around these kinds of environments all on its lonesome, so much so they haven't even bothered with a cabin.

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              WABCO Innovation Center Prepares for Autonomous Vehicle Market      Cache   Translate Page      
    WABCO Holdings Inc. opened its newest Global Technology and Innovation Center in Hanover, Germany. The company, a supplier of technologies and services to improve commercial vehicle safety, efficiency, and connectivity, stated that this $30 million f
              The Marine Corps is quietly monitoring sections of the US-Mexico border to stop migrants and drug traffickers      Cache   Translate Page      

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    • For over a decade Marine Ground Sensor Platoons have quietly deployed to the US-Mexico border to train for combat operations abroad, and their training has real world consequences for those crossing the border.
    • President Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration is quietly supported by the Marine Ground Sensor Platoons that surveil wide sections of the border.
    • These missions are ideal for Ground Sensor Platoons, which are made up of small three- to four-man teams who stealthily advance ahead of the main troops to track enemy movements in a deadly game of cat and mouse.


    Along the US-Mexico border, small teams of Marines are using a suite of advanced sensors and remote monitors to assist the US Border Patrol in scanning the most vulnerable sections of the untamed border. These Marines belong to specialized units called Ground Sensor Platoons, and for over a decade have been quietly partnering with the US Border patrol to help agents catch drug traffickers and migrants who cross illegally into the United States from Central and South America.

    Despite being infantry Marines, the weapons of choice for Ground Sensor Platoons aren’t bullets. The Tactical Remote Sensor System, or TRSS, is a suite of sensors, cameras, re-transmission devices, and monitoring equipment that are used to track enemy movement. The sensors are sensitive enough to detect how many people may be walking nearby, what direction they’re traveling, and can even differentiate between different types of vehicles. Some of the sensors are equipped with day and night imaging capability, allowing Marines to identify the exact nature of their target. And like most equipment fielded by the Marine Corps, the system can take a beating: the Corps claims the sensors and relay equipment can operate autonomously for up to 30 days.

    All of this makes the Ground Sensor Platoon an important partner to the US Border Patrol. And despite some states withdrawing their National Guard units from the region during President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown earlier this summer, the Marines show no sign of slowing down: according to photographs released by the Department of Defense, GSP Marines have been in the field with US Border Patrol as recently as March of this year.

    While the Marines participate in border patrolling in a purely observational capacity, their presence has in the past directly boosted the Border Patrol’s ability to bust drug traffickers and apprehend people suspected of crossing the border illegally. Due to the realism of these missions in terrains similar to Iraq and Afghanistan, one former Marine called it “the best possible training” for the dangerous missions these platoons conduct into enemy territory.

    According to Customs and Border Patrol data, in 2017 Border Patrol officers apprehended 303,916 people attempting to cross illegally in the Southwest sector, which stretches from California to Texas. Former President George W Bush’s administration oversaw the construction of almost 700 miles of barriers on the US-Mexico border, and President Donald Trump continues to pledge to build a wall across the thousand or so miles without a physical barrier. The Department of Homeland Security has continued to extend and expand the US Border Patrol’s ability to monitor the border with drones, CCTV, and other surveillance methods, but there are still gaps. In 2015, for instance, agents stopped 444,825 migrants while an estimated 200,000 migrants got by them and successfully entered the US illegally.

    Joint Task Force-North, Customs and Border Patrol, and the US Marine Corps declined to repeated requests for interviews and comment on these operations. JTF-N and the Marine Corps cited their policy of not commenting on ongoing missions, while Customs and Border Patrol did not respond to phone calls or e-mails.

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    Working with US Border Patrol gives these sensor patrol Marines a unique opportunity to prepare for combat abroad. Marines scan miles and miles of hard-scrabbled hills and valleys under an unrelenting heat that punishes men and equipment alike. And just like in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and Africa, the lives of those being tracked depend on their ability to evade American forces.

    In 2004, Michael Vogel was a young infantry Marine fresh from boot camp, sitting in a squad bay in School of Infantry - East in Camp Geiger, NC. Instructors asked if anyone would be interested in volunteering for a special unit, one that would work behind enemy lines to give advance warning of incoming attacks or IEDs. Unlike infantry platoons of 40 or more Marines, this special unit worked in four-man teams with highly specialized surveillance equipment. Vogel volunteered, intrigued by the idea of going out in front of conventional infantry units. After three months of additional intensive training in topography, equipment specs, and surveillance techniques, he reported to the 4th Ground Sensor Platoon based in Mobile, Alabama.

    The Ground Sensor Platoons evolved from a Vietnam War-era remote sensor program whose success during the battle of Khe Sahn showcased how important early notice of enemy movement could be. During the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ground Sensor Platoons became invaluable for American troops struggling to maintain control over large areas.

    Soon after his arrival to 4th GSP, a squad leader told Vogel to prepare for upcoming training, one that promised real world conditions for the platoon to hone their skills before heading to battlefields in Iraq or Afghanistan. Their enemy for this operation would not be green targets on a shooting range, or other Marines pretending to be insurgents. For the next few weeks, their targets would be drug cartels and human traffickers moving north across the US-Mexico border in southern California. Their mission: help the US Border Patrol stem the tide of drugs pouring into the US using their surveillance equipment. As Vogel and his platoon sat through briefings on drug cartels from Central and Latin America, he focused on the mission. “My thoughts were on the terrain,” he recalled, “it looked just like the mountains of Afghanistan.”

    For the overworked and undermanned US Border Patrol, the opportunity to utilize military-grade surveillance equipment operated by Marines frees more Border Patrol agents to catch smugglers and undocumented migrants  moving north. GSP Marines and US Border Patrol have conducted joint operations along the entire length of the border, and frequently work in one of the most controversial border sectors where a majority of illegal border crossings occur: the Rio Grande Valley.

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    In 2008, Vogel and the rest of 4th GSP arrived at a Customs and Border Patrol base of operations in Texas. “When we landed we were introduced to the lead Border Patrol agent at the hangar for the Border Patrol Air Mobile unit, which is who we worked with. It was great, a lot of the guys we worked with were veterans, really professional guys,” Vogel told Business Insider in a recent phone interview. “They knew what was up, our higher ups had coordinated with them and they set up a tactical operations center for us in the hangar. We slept side by side with these guys for the entire operation.”

    Even as a young Marine, Vogel could tell the Border Patrol was struggling to keep up with the influx of humans and drugs crossing into America. “It felt like they were undermanned, they needed routes covered that they just couldn’t cover with their personnel.” The Border Patrol agents spoke openly about their predicament, admitting “they just couldn’t keep up with what was going on out there,” as he recalled. During his first time on the border with CBP, Vogel estimated that the Marines passed on roughly 50 to 100 sensor reports a week to their CBP partners, a number that “only increased” during later joint operations in the Rio Grande Valley.

    Vogel’s platoon worked with the CBP three times before he deployed to Iraq in 2008 and Afghanistan in 2010. On each joint operation, the Border Patrol put Mr. Vogel and the GSP Marines to work as soon as they touched down in Texas. “That first week is balls to the wall, just getting all your equipment out there. Then you’re going to a 6 hours on, 6 hours off rotation in the TOC.” The TOC,  which stands for Tactical Operations Center, is where GSP Marines keep a constant watch on information feeding into monitors from their sensors, whether in Texas or on the battlefield. Vogel remembered Border Patrol agents wanted the Marines to focus on drug interdiction. Unlike people risking their life to come to America, who often come across the border with little more than the shirt on their back and a bottle of water, Marines were on the lookout for individuals or groups of people carrying large packs that might smuggle drugs. Once located, the Border Patrol could dispatch agents to go out and investigate.

    “Any groups that we saw on our imaging, we had a Border Patrol agent with us in the TOC, and they would call and let their agents know in the field and they would find out what was there.” Vogel made sure to note that the Marines did not go in with the Border Patrol teams to investigate what their sensors picked up, nor did the Marines interact with anyone found crossing the border. “It was firm, in stone: You do not interact with anybody. When we were in the field it was always at night.” And if the Marines came upon someone in the desert while emplacing their sensors? “We would get out of there, or we would just stay where were. We always had a BP agent with us in case something like that happened, and BP would pull whoever it was to the side and deal with whatever was going on with them separately. They really wanted to keep us out of sight, out of mind.”

    For Vogel, the joint GSP-CBP operations were “the best possible training that we could’ve gotten before deploying overseas. Dealing with the terrain, trying to get our equipment to communicate through the mountains, it was brutal. For me as a Lance Corporal it was an eye opener, definitely an eye opener. It was a good working relationship both ways, we learned a lot and were able to help them cover routes that they were struggling with.”

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    Perfecting the ability to remain “out of sight, out of mind” is crucial for Ground Sensor Platoons operating in combat, as their primary role in war zones is to stealthily advance ahead of the main troops, tracking insurgents with their sensors in a deadly game of cat and mouse. It was a game the Vogel played with insurgents in Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan, with more than one close call.

    The partnership between US Marines and US Border Patrol is part of a long standing effort by Joint Task Force-North, a DoD task force based in Fort Bliss, Texas. The task force pairs law enforcement groups with military units that can best assist them on counter-terror and homeland security missions. The military has a long history of being deployed to the border, but after a 1997 incident in Texas when a Marine killed a US citizen herding goats, the military drastically reduced its presence in the area. The task force in charge of coordinating military and law enforcement efforts at the time, Joint Task Force-6, was re-branded as Joint Task Force-North with a new pledge to ensure similar incidents never occurred again, while continuing the military’s coordination with law enforcement agencies.

    After some states have pulled their National Guard units from the border in protest of a White House policy to separate detained parents from their children, GSP Marines have continued operations. According to photos released by the Department of Defense, it appears that Ground Sensor Platoon Marines have been working with US Border Patrol in Texas as recently as late March.  

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              MEPs vote to ban 'killer robots' on battlefield - BBC News      Cache   Translate Page      

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              Syed Jaffar: All about 'Autonomous Transaction Processing' - Part I      Cache   Translate Page      
    There has been a lot of buzz about 'Self driving & Self tuning database', 'autonomous', 'automation', etc. since Oracle 18c announced. I have decided to do my homework and test/validate some of them. So, this blog post will focus about 'Autonomous Transaction Processing (ATP)', how this is helpful to an organization and what role a DBA can play.

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              (USA-OH-Cleveland) Senior Analyst, Business Risk and Controls      Cache   Translate Page      
    Senior Analyst, Business Risk and ControlsinCleveland, OHatKey Bank- Corporate Date Posted:9/12/2018 ApplyNot ready to Apply? Share With: Job Snapshot + Employee Type: Full-Time + Location: 100 Public Square Cleveland, OH + Job Type: Banking + Experience: Not Specified + Date Posted: 9/12/2018 Job DescriptionThis is a position within the Key Corporate Bank Business Risk and Controls Group. The position is primarily responsible for providing advice and consultation to assigned lines of business (LOBs) on compliance and operational risk management topics, including such things as being the subject matter expert on compliance and operational risk activities associated with the LOBs risks, controls, testing, remediation, reporting and coordinating the management and escalation of issues. This position will also engage and consult with corporate Risk Management partners across risk disciplines to develop and implement consistent risk management standards and processes.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS + For assigned Line of Business (LOB), become the subject matter expert (SME) on compliance and operational risk and control matters (Note: This will require ongoing contact and relationship building with LOBs and becoming very familiar with the LOBs). + Partner with assigned LOBs to: • identify risks, create risk description and ratings by assisting the LOB to understand requirements, identify risks, create risk descriptions, support likelihood and impact ratings. + Draft LOB specific compliance and operational risk procedures and processes + Develop and deliver LOB specific training on applicable laws, regulations, risks, standards, industry practices and GRC requirements. + Design, implement and execute controls by assisting the LOB to understand the requirements, identify controls and participating in control design development. + Conduct self-assessment control testing by providing test design and execution guidance + Manage findings, remediation plans and exceptions by participating in remediation plan developing, drafting of risk acceptances, providing guidance to LOB on GRC documentation, validate appropriateness of remediation and facilitated updates to control and test design. + Manage risk reporting by drafting quarterly risk profiles and facilitating Key Risk Indicator design, execution and reporting. + Review risk, control and self-assessment GRC content for consistency across the LOB and the Corporate Bank. + Manage regulatory interaction by coordinating pre-exam preparation activities and supporting the LOB in managing information request and responses to inquiries REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS + College degree or equivalent with emphasis on business and risk management. + Master Degree (MBA, JD) preferred + Minimum 5 or more years of banking industry knowledge with experience in one or more of the following: compliance, audit, risk management, information security environments, line of business, or management + Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to articulate clearly the department vision, strategy and expectations. + Strategic Thinking ability to think through, develop and implement plans that provide a clear direction to support business goals. + Experience in managing several projects simultaneously with strict adherence to deadlines and competing priorities. + Strong Project/Process Management Skills. + Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with external and internal clients, including executive managers. + Proven ability to successfully introduce and integrate new ideas/concepts and manage them through to completion while functioning as a highly effective member of a professionally integrated team. + Strong organizational skills with the ability to set priorities to achieve short and long term goals + Manages and completes assignments, and demonstrates good decision making. + Interacts, builds and sustains collaborative relationships + Demonstrates good teamwork + Accountability + Excellent analytical and problem solving skills + Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with external and internal clients, including executive managers + Solid written and communication skills, and ability to “sell difficult concepts + Strong organization skills and ability to prioritize tasks + Self motivated with ability to work autonomously or in a team environment ABOUT KEY:KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Key is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $134.5 billion at March 31, 2017. Key provides deposit, lending, cash management, insurance, and investment services to individuals and businesses in 15 states under the name KeyBank National Association through a network of more than 1,200 branches and more than 1,500 ATMs. Key also provides a broad range of sophisticated corporate and investment banking products, such as merger and acquisition advice, public and private debt and equity, syndications, and derivatives to middle market companies in selected industries throughout the United States under the KeyBanc Capital Markets trade name. KeyBank is Member FDIC.ABOUT THE BUSINESS:Key Enterprise Risk Management provides leadership on risk management strategies and initiatives for credit, market, compliance and operational risk, as well as portfolio management, quantitative analytics and asset recovery activities. Key's objective is to achieve and sustain strong enterprise risk management practices consistent with industry standards and regulatory expectations in support of business strategies. To reach this goal, risk is identified, measured and managed in a manner that promotes effective decision-making and instills accountability. A strong risk culture is critical to achieving our vision to become the best regional bank in the U.S.FLSA STATUS:ExemptKeyCorp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to engaging a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. 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              Comment on How We Were: The Years of Hitchhiking, by Fred Reed      Cache   Translate Page      
    I really do not understand the pervasive negativity that I perceive. There are so many reasons to be highly optimistic. For example, the upward ramp of computational power continues. Home computers are approaching 1 Teraflop and within roughly a year there will be an Exaflop supercomputer. Notably, all the major global superpowers are racing to have the first Exaflop. This should not be surprising. Once Singularity feedback occurs there will be a volcanic plume of wealth erupting from the nation that closed the loop. The entire universe is being saturated with cognitive ability. The Turing line between what humans and artificial technologies can achieve continues to blur. Recently, an autonomous voice answering service performed so perfectly that it was not possible to determine whether it was human or artificial. A world saturated with technology would be so amazingly interesting. You could walk out your door and run into an Einstein bot or a Plato bot. Such technology will make our lives so much more alive and engaging. We are approaching an artificial/virtual world in which the cognitive environment could interact with people in ways that are not possible now. Of course, the genetics of human IQ has now been unlocked. The recent article from Nature Genetics left no doubt that the Genetic Singularity has essentially arrived. It is not plausible to believe that this will not have an overwhelming impact impact on humanity. The global cognitive elite no longer want to even bother debating the question. Shifting human IQ even by 1 SD will have profound consequences. It should be fairly clear that the medium term trajectory for technological change will be nearly vertical. That is how I see how we are. With all this excitement I would not want to be hitchhiking on a backroad or chemically unconscious for even a second. Getting away from it all would be torture. Sure, I have always felt immediately better whenever I have gotten away from human civilization for a few days, though with all the current excitement I don't want to miss a moment of it.
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    Want to work with driven and knowledgeable engineers using the latest technology in a friendly, open, and collaborative environment? Expand your knowledge at various levels of a modern, big-data driven, micro service stack, with plenty of room for career growth? At Unified, we empower autonomous teams of engineers to discover creative solutions for real-world problems in the marketing and technology sectors. We take great pride in building quality software that brings joy and priceless business insight to our end-users. We're looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to bolster our ranks! Could that be you? What you'll do: • Gain valuable technology experience at a rapidly growing big data company • Take on leadership responsibilities, leading projects and promoting high quality standards • Work with a top-notch team of engineers and product managers using Agile development methodologies • Design, build and iterate on novel, cutting-edge software in a young, fast-moving industry • Share accumulated industry knowledge and mentor less experienced engineers • Participate regularly in code reviews • Test your creativity at Unified hack-a-thons Who you are: You're a senior engineer who is constantly learning and honing your skills. You love exploring complex systems to reveal possible architectural improvements. You're friendly and always willing to help others accomplish their goals. You have strong communication skills that enable you to describe technical issues in layman's terms. Must have: • 4+ years of professional development experience in relevant technologies • Willingness to mentor other engineers • Willingness to take ownership of projects • Backend development experience with Python, Golang, or Java • Frontend development experience with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS • React and supporting ecosystem tech, e.g. Redux, React Router, GraphQL • Experience supporting a complex enterprise SaaS software platform • Relational databases, e.g. Amazon RDS, PostgreSQL, MySQL • Microservice architecture design principles • Strong personal commitment to code quality • Integrating with third-party APIs • REST API endpoint development • Unit testing • A cooperative, understanding, open, and friendly demeanor • Excellent communication skills, with a willingness to ask questions • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot difficult technical issues • A drive to make cool stuff and seek continual self-improvement • Able to multitask in a dynamic, early-stage environment • Able to work independently with minimal supervision Nice to have: • Working with agile methodologies • Experience in the social media or social marketing space • Git and Github, including Github Pull-Request workflows • Running shell commands (OS X or Linux terminal) • Ticketing systems, e.g. JIRA Above and beyond: • Amazon Web Services • CI/CD systems, e.g. Jenkins • Graph databases, e.g. Neo4J • Columnar data stores, e.g. Amazon Redshift, BigQuery • Social networks APIs, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn • Data pipeline and streaming tech, e.g. Apache Kafka, Apache Spark
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    Want to work with driven and knowledgeable engineers using the latest technology in a friendly, open, and collaborative environment? Expand your knowledge at various levels of a modern, big-data driven, micro service stack, with plenty of room for career growth? At Unified, we empower autonomous teams of engineers to discover creative solutions for real-world problems in the marketing and technology sectors. We take great pride in building quality software that brings joy and priceless business insight to our end-users. We're looking for a talented Software Engineer to bolster our ranks! Could that be you? What you'll do: • Gain valuable technology experience at a rapidly growing big data company • Work with a top-notch team of engineers and product managers using Agile development methodologies • Design, build and iterate on novel, cutting-edge software in a young, fast-moving industry • Participate regularly in code reviews • Test your creativity at Unified hack-a-thons Who you are: You're a software engineer who is eager to get more experience with enterprise-level software development, and constantly learning and honing your skills. You love to learn about large systems and make them better by fixing deficiencies and finding inefficient designs. You're friendly and always willing to help others accomplish their goals. You have strong communication skills that enable you to describe technical issues in layman's terms. Must have: • 1+ years of professional development experience in relevant technologies • Backend development experience with Python, Golang, or Java • Relational databases, e.g. Amazon RDS, PostgreSQL, MySQL • Strong personal commitment to code quality • Integrating with third-party APIs • REST API endpoint development • Unit testing • Working with agile methodologies • A cooperative, understanding, open, and friendly demeanor • Excellent communication skills, with a willingness to ask questions • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot difficult technical issues • A drive to make cool stuff and seek continual self-improvement • Able to multitask in a dynamic, early-stage environment • Able to work independently with minimal supervision Nice to have: • Frontend development experience with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS • React and supporting ecosystem tech, e.g. Redux, React Router, GraphQL • Experience supporting a complex enterprise SaaS software platform • Experience in the social media or social marketing space • Git and Github, including Github Pull-Request workflows • Running shell commands (OS X or Linux terminal) • Microservice architecture design principles • Ticketing systems, e.g. JIRA Above and beyond: • Amazon Web Services • CI/CD systems, e.g. Jenkins • Graph databases, e.g. Neo4J • Columnar data stores, e.g. Amazon Redshift, BigQuery • Social networks APIs, e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn • Data pipeline and streaming tech, e.g. Apache Kafka, Apache Spark
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    Internship Opportunities Location: Manassas, VA / Cambridge, MA Job Code: 1998 # of openings: 20 Description Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. We aim to change the way we travel. During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for government and commercial customers. Now as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Aurora’s innovation is combined with Boeing’s size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt the future of the aerospace industry. We look for the following in our interns: + A strong academic record. + Some activity related to autonomous vehicles and robotics. + Experience contributing to a team in a fast-paced/competitive and/or self-directed environment. Aurora’s program has been growing for the past 10 years. We provide qualified college students a world class opportunity to actively participate in challenging real-world assignments to help solve challenging problems. The duration of an internship typically lasts 8 - 12 weeks working in any one of our sites including: + Manassas, VA and Cambridge, MA – Aurora’s Development and Prototyping Sites + Bridgeport, WV and Columbus, MS – Aurora’s Production and Assembly Sites Aurora offer a competitive salary, housing and transportation allowance if required. Our mentors and team members guide you through your work, help you integrate in our culture of collaboration and further develop and gain new skills. Finally, during your time with us, we are interested in your input on how we can continue to enhance your experience in an environment of learning and at the end of your internship, we ask you to present your work experience and lessons learned to the company. Come change the future of the aerospace industry with Aurora Flight Sciences. Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer
              Autonomous Tractors Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2017–2024      Cache   Translate Page      

    Zion Market Research, The Market Research Group Announced The Analysis Report Titled "Autonomous Tractors Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2017–2024 "

    Sarasota, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Global Autonomous Tractors Market: Overview

    In this era of advancement of the autonomous sector and other technological development of the automotive sector has led to the emergence of many opportunities relevant to crop management precision. Autonomous tractor technology is also estimated to provide opportunities to handle and improve past developments and improvements in cropping systems and agronomy. It is a without the use of driver farming machine that uses advanced technological components such as sensors, machine vision system, and others to perform various agricultural tasks.

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    Global Autonomous Tractors Market: Growth Factors

    The global autonomous tractors market demand is anticipated to be significantly raised due to the increase in initiatives by governments for the adoption of new technologies, improved efficiency, and productivity of crop yield. Moreover, the increasing trend of mechanization in agriculture industry and age of farmers in developed countries are further factors driven the market growth. Furthermore, the decline in availability of labor along with an increase in labor wages is also major factors that will drive further demand for autonomous tractor in the forecast period. However, high initial capital investment and lack of technical knowledge among farmers are major factors hindering the growth of the market. Technological advancement has led to the amalgamation of smartphones with agronomic relevant hardware and software; this has led to in creating many potential opportunities for the companies involved. Lack of data management practices in agriculture and smaller land holdings in developing economies are challenges faced by market vendors.

    Global Autonomous Tractors Market: Segmentation

    The global autonomous tractor market is segmented on the basis of power output, crop type, component, farm application, and region. In terms of power output, the market is bifurcated into up to 30 HP, 31-100 HP, and 101 HP & above. Based on crop type, the market is segregated into cereals & grains, oilseeds & pulses, and fruits & vegetables. In terms of component, the market is bifurcated into radar, LiDAR, GPS, camera or vision systems, ultrasonic sensors, and hand-held devices. Furthermore, based on farm application, the market is segmented into tillage (primary & secondary tillage), seed sowing, harvesting, and other farm applications.

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    Global Autonomous Tractors Market: Regional Analysis

    North America is expected to account for the largest share of the autonomous tractors market due to the high rate of adoption of advanced technology. Moreover, lack of trained farm labor and higher disposable incomes of farmers are the major reasons for the future expansion of the North American autonomous tractors market. In addition, the presence of large-scale tractor manufacturers in this region further drives the market growth in North America. Asia-Pacific autonomous tractors markets are anticipated to exhibit significant growth, due to the increasing demand for more food owing to increase in population. Europe is likely to witness the fastest growing region during the forecast period. Huge proficient innovations, joined through continuous development in agricultural technologies may boost the demand of the market in the region.

    Global Autonomous Tractors Market: Competitive Players

    Some of the important key players in the global autonomous tractors market are CNH, AGCO, Mahindra & Mahindra, Deere & Company, Trimble Inc., Kubota Corporation, Raven Industries, Yanmar Co., Ltd, and Autonomous Tractor Corporation, among others.

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              Automotive Wiring Harness Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018–2024      Cache   Translate Page      

    Zion Market Research, The Market Research Group Announced The Analysis Report Titled "Automotive Wiring Harness Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018–2024 "

    Sarasota, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Automotive Wiring Harness Market: Overview

    The automotive wiring harness is an electrical assembly of wires and cables that transmit electrical power or signals in automobiles. It is bound together by straps, cable ties, sleeves, cable lacing, electrical tape, or a combination of these systems. It provides a better safeguard against the vehicular vibrations and is effectively secured from moisture and abrasions. Numerous components are assembled including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, speed sensors, electrical devices, and other electronic components. It is a medium to connect all electronic and electrical components together for power supply, sensor signals, and transmitting data for enhancing vehicle performance.

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    Automotive Wiring Harness Market: Growth Factors

    The automotive wiring harness market is driven by the rapid growth of the automobile industry owing to a rise in vehicle sales and an increase in the demand for premium segment vehicles. Moreover, the rising trend of integrating advanced features in order to improve performance and driving experience is altogether immensely driving the demand of the market. Moreover, the growing demand for electric vehicles acts as an add-on creating prominent opportunities in the future. Furthermore, automotive wiring harness offers ease in installation, maintenance, and replacement for new as well as old automobiles. With the help of wiring harness system, the fuel efficiency of the vehicle is improved; this factor further drives the growth of the market. However, the corrosive nature of the wiring harness, complex wiring integration, and the high cost of advanced technology equipment are some of the factors restraining the market growth to some extent. Overheating or short circuit of the wiring harness with extreme climatic conditions, such as rain and snow may hinder the market growth. Growing trend of autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles and high-growth potential in emerging markets are some of the significant potential opportunities for players in the market. The rise in the use of safety sensors, such as blind spot detection and automated steering control systems, offers various opportunities for market expansion. High fluctuating cost of copper due to increasing demand is quite a challenge faced by players in the market.

    Automotive Wiring Harness Market: Segmentation

    The global automotive wiring harness market is segmented on the basis of vehicle, material, component, application, and region. In terms of vehicle type, the market is segregated into passenger cars, buses, trucks, and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV). Based on material, the market is fragmented into copper, aluminum, and others. Furthermore, on the basis of the component, the market is divided into connectors, wires, terminals, and others. In terms of application, the market is segmented into Body and lightning harness, engine harness, battery harness, chassis harness, HVAC harness, airbag harness, dashboard/cabin harness, sunroof harness, door harness, seat harness, and others.

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    Automotive Wiring Harness Market: Regional Analysis

    Asia Pacific automotive wiring harness market is expected to be the fastest growing market during the forecast period. Owing to automotive production is increasing in the major countries such as China, Japan, and India. In addition, the rise in demand for electric vehicles and proactive government initiatives are likely to further drive the market growth in this region. Moreover, rapid urbanization further increases the demand for passenger vehicles, resulting in remarkable growth of the market. North America will acquire considerable market share during the forecast period due to the high adoption of safety technologies in automobiles. Europe automotive wiring harness is expected to grow due to more stringent government regulations of vehicle emission control.

    Automotive Wiring Harness Market: Competitive Players

    Some of the important key players in automotive wiring harness market are Leoni AG, Delphi Automotive, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Yazaki Corporation, Lear Corporation, Furukawa Electric Company Ltd., Quingdao Sanyuan Group, Samvardhana Motherson Group, THB Group, Spark Minda, Kyungship Corporation, Nexans Autoelectric, Fujikura Ltd., Yura Corporation, PKC Group, and Kromberg & Schubert, among others.

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              Targeting Pods Market to Rise Exponentially at ~7% CAGR with Lockheed Martin, Aselsan, Thales, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, L-3, IAI, MOOG, Qioptik and Rafael ADS      Cache   Translate Page      

    Targeting Pods Market Research Report 2018 published By Market Research Future, provides information on Global Targeting Pods Industry Size, Share, Trends, Growth and Opportunity Assessment, Regional Analysis and Segmentation By Type (FLIR & Laser Designator, Laser Spot Tracker), Component (FLIR Sensor, CCD Camera, MMS, ECU, HD TV, Video Datalink), Platform (Combat Aircraft, Helicopters, UAV), Fit (OEM Fit, Upgrade) & Region–Global Forecast till 2023

    Pune, India -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Targeting Pods Market Highlights

    Targeting pods are electronic devices used by ground-attack aircraft for identifying targets and guiding Precision-Guided Munitions (PGM), such as laser-guided bombs, to those targets. This will benefit the air-to-ground attacks in autonomous or cooperative mode, using integrated laser spot tracker. The increased need for futuristic technologies, such as infrared technologies, thermally cooled infrared devices, and forward-looking infrared technology, will enable the manufacturers to offer new growth opportunities to the market players. The factors driving the growth of the global targeting pods market are increasing military aircraft procurement and upgrades of existing aircraft across the world. However, there are some shortcomings in the operative performance of the targeting pods such as technical constraints of manufacturing targeting pods.

    The market for targeting pods is estimated to witness 7% CAGR during the forecast period 2018-2023.

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    Key Players

    The key players in global Targeting Pods market are Lockheed Martin (U.S.), Aselsan (Turkey), Thales Group (France), Raytheon Company (U.S.), Northrop Grumman (U.S.), L-3 Technologies (U.S.), Ultra Electronics (U.K), Israel Aerospace Industries (Israel), MOOG Inc. (U.S.), Flir Systems (U.S.), Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. (Israel), and Qioptik (Paris).

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    This study provides an overview of the Global Targeting Pods Market, tracking four market segments across five geographic regions. The report studies key players, providing a five-year annual trend analysis that highlights market size, volume, and share for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East & Africa and South America. The report also provides a forecast, focusing on the market opportunities for the next five years for each region. The scope of the study segments the global Targeting Pods market by its type, component, platform, fit, and region.

    By Type
    - FLIR & Laser Designator
    - Laser Spot Tracker

    By Component
    - FLIR Sensor
    - CCD Camera
    - MMS
    - ECU
    - HD TV
    - Video Datalink

    By Platform
    - Combat Aircraft
    - Helicopters
    - A.V.
    - By Fit
    - OEM Fit
    - Upgrade

    By Region
    - America
    - Europe
    - Asia Pacific
    - The Middle East & Africa
    - South America

    The globally targeting pods market has been segmented into type, component, platform, fit, and region. Based on type, the FLIR & Laser designator pods segment is widely used and comprises the largest share in the market due to increasing use of forward-looking infrared sensors, along with laser designators for targeting and surveillance. Based on the component segment, the FLIR sensor segment is expected to have the largest demand in the targeting pods market during the forecast period due to increased spending on aircraft with precision attack capabilities in low light conditions. Based on platform, the combat aircraft segment has the largest demand in the targeting pods market due to the increased spending on upgrading existing aircraft and new aircraft procurement programs, especially for precision ground attack capabilities. Among fit segment, OEM has the largest demand in targeting pods market due to increased spending on airborne targeting and laser designation systems.

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    On the basis of region, the market is segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and South America. The Europe region is expected to dominate the market in the future, due to increased spending on advanced airborne targeting systems by countries, such as the U.K, France, and Russia and the upgrades and procurement of targeting pod-based aircraft. The reason for Russia's dominance in the Europe targeting pods market can be attributed to the country's aircraft upgrades programs. Asia Pacific region is second to the European region in the global targeting pods market due to the increasing need for public safety and increased defense budgets of developing countries. For instance, Egypt has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin to provide Low Altitude Navigation and Targeting Infrared for Night (LANTIRN) navigation and targeting pod system that allows the host aircraft to fly at low altitudes, at night and under-the-weather to attack ground targets with a variety of precision-guided weapons. The system comprises the AN/AAQ-13 navigation pod and AN/AAQ-14 targeting pod.

    Meanwhile, Northrop Grumman was awarded a contract worth USD 116 million by the U.S. military to modernize the latter's advanced targeting systems. These upgrades would improve the range and resolution capabilities of targeting pods.

    Similarly, Ultra Electronic Holdings Plc signed a contract with the U.K. Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft to provide airborne laser targeting pods.

    The report for Global Targeting Pods Market of Market Research Future comprises extensive primary research along with the detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects by various industry experts, key opinion leaders to gain the deeper insight of the market and industry performance. The report gives the clear picture of current market scenario which includes historical and projected market size in terms of value and volume, technological advancement, macro economic and governing factors in the market. The report provides details information and strategies of the top key players in the industry. The report also gives a broad study of the different market segments and regions.

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              Scientists Reveal "Lensless" Camera      Cache   Translate Page      
    Cameras have come a long way since the days of photographers hiding under a cloak amidst a startling puff of smoke. At any camera store, you can find video cameras that can record underwater, devices that takes photographs with breathtaking clarity at incredible distances—or even ones that do both. However, regardless of how advanced they get, every digital camera currently in existence is constrained by one thing: the need for a focusing lens.

    Dr. Rajesh Menon tinkers with a prototype "lensless" camera, which uses light scattered by an ordinary pane of glass.
    Image Credit: University of Utah.
    You may remember from high school science class that a focusing lens is typically a clear piece of plastic or glass that guides light rays passing through it toward a focal point. Generally speaking, in digital cameras this focal point will be the image sensor, the device that registers and records the light hitting it. When the lens isn’t set up right for objects at a given distance, you can tell by the blurry nature of the image—but when there isn’t a lens at all, the result is an unintelligible mess.

    This schematic shows how a simple lens can refract light rays, focusing them to a single point.
    Image Credit: Panther, via Wikimedia Commons.
    Although they perform an essential function, lenses also add bulk and cost to cameras. It’s not easy to grind down glass to the perfect shape, and the precision involved there can add a lot to the price tag. And no matter how small your phone’s circuitry gets, the bulk of a lens will always be there. But there just doesn’t seem a way around it if you want your photographs to represent objects that you can recognize.

    But, in the age of digital cameras and advanced computing, does the image that a camera takes in really need to be intelligible to humans? What if a machine could make sense of the garbled mess that is the result of a completely unfocused camera, and then “translate” it into an image that people could actually understand? That’s exactly what Dr. Rajesh Menon of the University of Utah wondered.

    “All the lens does is rearrange this information [the light coming from the object of interest] for a human being to perceive the object or scene,” he says. “Our question was, what if this rearrangement doesn’t happen? Could we still make sense of the object or scene?”

    To satiate his curiosity, Menon set up a miniature glass window—uncurved, so as to let light through without distorting it—in his lab, which he surrounded with reflective tape. On one edge of the window he attached a simple off-the-shelf image sensor, and in front of the window he placed a display that showed various simple images like a stick figure, a square, and the University of Utah “U”.

    This set of diagrams illustrates Menon's experimental setup. In (a) you can see the general concept of the window/image sensor, while (b) shows how the light rays travel through the window; most pass directly through, but a few are scattered into the image sensor by the rough edge of the window and the reflective tape. Images (c) and (d) are photographs of the actual equipment.
    Image Credit: R. Menon, via Optics Express.
    As light from the display (representing an object being photographed) passed through the window, a very small fraction of it—about 1%—was scattered by the glass and redirected towards the image sensor by the reflective tape. It’s important to note that, although the light’s path was modified by the presence of this tape, it differs from the behavior of a true lens in that the light rays don't converge toward a single point. Next, Menon developed an algorithm using deep learning to “unscramble” the blurry images, reconstructing the original object.

    And, to a large extent, it worked! Menon was able to take recognizable photographs using this “lens-less” camera, a first in the history of optics (unless you count the "pinhole camera" effect). Granted, the photos aren’t the sort of high resolution we’ve come to expect from cutting-edge camera technology, but they’re certainly usable. The applications for this technology are far-reaching; autonomous cars could have windows that double as sensors. Future construction projects could incorporate “security glass” that monitors the surrounding area, and augmented reality glasses could be drastically reduced in bulk. And these cameras could be quite cheap as well—Menon says that the biggest cost is in the image sensor itself, which is already quite low. The technology is actually agnostic to the type of image sensor used, so companies (and consumers) could conceivably shop around for the lowest prices. While he acknowledges that there could be an additional cost factor in the software package required to decode the image, Menon is optimistic. “I’d say the cost to the consumer will be much less than what cameras (in your phone, for example) cost today.”

    Some of Menon's experimental results. On the left, you can see the pattern produced by the LED array or LCD, and in the center the unmodified image recorded by the image sensor. The rightmost column shows the "unscrambled" photographs after passing through the algorithm.
    Image Credit: R. Menon, via Optics Express.

    Even so, there are still some kinks to work out. To begin with, Menon’s research was conducted with a bright, high-contrast object, and it’s unclear how the technology will fare under less ideal conditions—outdoors at dusk, for example. Menon says, “My intuition is that with appropriate sensors and more sophisticated algorithms, it should work fine under normal daylight or room lighting.” He does point out that for low-light conditions, a flash or infrared light could help. Nevertheless, he considers the issue of lighting to be one of the biggest limitations in his technology.

    The other big question mark is the camera’s range. Menon found that for the optimal photo, the object should be about 150mm—that’s about 6 inches—from the window. When we consider that many applications, like security cameras, require a much greater range, this is a fairly serious limitation. However, by including the use of additional sensors or adjusting their position, this optimal distance can be lengthened or shortened.

    While the technology is far from perfect, Menon sees this project as an exciting implementation of what he calls “non-anthropomorphic cameras”. He explains, “Cameras have been designed for over 100 years based on human perception. It is arguably true that more images and videos are seen by machines today rather than by humans. This will inevitably be true in the future.”

    So, what if we start designing cameras for machines rather than humans, and only have them translate when we need them to? Menon concludes, “Our paper is one small step in that direction.”

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    You will report into the Senior Team Leader, be self-motivated and enthusiastic, and have the ability to work autonomously and independently. You must be available for all shifts and days at the Auckland Airport. **Your part of the deal** + You will welcome our customers and identify their needs by providing outstanding customer service + Drive sales in store and fellow team members to success + Inspire and motivate team members to achieve sales results and set their own goals + Coach team members on the behaviours, sales skills and knowledge required to be a successful team member + Maintain a strong working relationship with internal and external parties + Analyse store sales performance data + Promote our range of financial and travel products + Manage till stock + Able to work on multiple tasks at any one time + Be able to work efficiently under pressure + Understand current marketing campaigns and how they add value to the customer + Achieve individual KPIs / targets **About You** + Ideally have a min. of one year Retail experience with a sales or customer service background + Have a natural ability for motivating a team to reach sales targets + Have the ability to work in a fast paced environment + Be an energetic team player with excellent communication skills + Bring a professional attitude with you to work everyday This role will draw on your leadership, selling, customer service, communication, attention to detail and numeracy skills. So if you are passionate about sales, and driven to succeed, then apply today! Founded in 1976, Travelex has grown into far more than just travel money. Travelex is the world’s largest foreign exchange specialist, with over 700 branded retail branches across airports and tourist locations in over 30 countries. We also process and deliver foreign currency orders for major banks, travel agencies, supermarkets, hotels and casinos, as well as distributing large quantities of foreign currency banknotes for customers including central banks and international financial institutions. We also play a hand in the money transfer and international payments spaces. Want to get involved?
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    **Sales Consultant - Part time Dandenong Plaza - 25 hours** Availability: Thursday, Friday nights and weekends Welcome to your next step in your Retail career and the world of possibilities that await you as part of the Travelex team, the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist! We are looking for a **Part Time Sales Consultant** to join our friendly team to help us maximise sales through delivering prompt, friendly and enthusiastic customer service in the Dandenong Plaza Store. As well as being self-motivated and enthusiastic, you will have the ability to work autonomously and independently. **Your part of the deal** + You will welcome our customers and identify their needs by providing outstanding customer service + Promote our range of financial and travel products, such as Travel Money card, Phone cards, Western Union transactions + Manage till stock + Be able to work efficiently under pressure + Understand current marketing campaigns and how they add value to the customer + Achieve individual KPIs / targets **About You** + Ideally have a min. of one year Retail experience with a sales or customer service background + Have the ability to work in a fast paced environment + Be an energetic team player with excellent communication skills + Bring a professional attitude with you to work everyday + Experience working with foreign currencies is not essential, as full training will be provided **Our Part of the Deal** + Provide on-going training, feedback, and career development opportunities throughout Travelex + We will value your point of view and respect you as an individual + Provide you the tools and resources required to do your job + Recognise and celebrate your achievements for a job well done with an amazing incentive plan + Free uniform supplied This role will draw on your selling, customer service, communication, attention to detail and numeracy skills. **We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.** **Only successful candidates will be contacted.** Founded in 1976, Travelex has grown into far more than just travel money. Travelex is the world’s largest foreign exchange specialist, with over 700 branded retail branches across airports and tourist locations in over 30 countries. We also process and deliver foreign currency orders for major banks, travel agencies, supermarkets, hotels and casinos, as well as distributing large quantities of foreign currency banknotes for customers including central banks and international financial institutions. We also play a hand in the money transfer and international payments spaces. Want to get involved?
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    **SALES CONSULTANT – MELBOURNE AIRPORT** Welcome to your next step in your Retail career and the world of possibilities that await you as part of the Travelex team, the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist! We are looking for Part time **Sales Consultant** to join our friendly team to help us maximise sales through delivering prompt, friendly and enthusiastic customer service in the Melbourne Airport Store. As well as being self-motivated and enthusiastic, you will have the ability to work autonomously and independently. **Your part of the deal** + You will welcome our customers and identify their needs by providing outstanding customer service + Promote our range of financial and travel products, such as Travel Money card, Phone cards, Western Union transactions + Manage till stock + Provide banking for our corporate customers within the airport + Be able to work efficiently under pressure + Understand current marketing campaigns and how they add value to the customer + Achieve individual KPIs / targets + Be able work for the specified shift times and be able to work in all shop locations within the airport **About You** + Ideally have a min. of one year Retail experience with a sales or customer service background + Have the ability to work in a fast paced environment + Be an energetic team player with excellent communication skills + Bring a professional attitude with you to work everyday + Experience working with foreign currencies is not essential, as full training will be provided **Our Part of the Deal** + Provide on-going training, feedback, and career development opportunities throughout Travelex + We will value your point of view and respect you as an individual + Provide you the tools and resources required to do your job + Recognise and celebrate your achievements for a job well done with an amazing incentive plan + Discounts with airport retailers and restaurants, plus duty free discounts exclusive to airport staff + Free uniform supplied This role will draw on your selling, customer service, communication, attention to detail and numeracy skills. **So if you are passionate about sales, and driven to succeed, then apply today on the link below!** Successful candidates must pass a numeracy test, be able to provide a 5-year checkable history, plus pass credit and criminal record checks. **We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.** **Only successful candidates will be contacted.** Founded in 1976, Travelex has grown into far more than just travel money. Travelex is the world’s largest foreign exchange specialist, with over 700 branded retail branches across airports and tourist locations in over 30 countries. We also process and deliver foreign currency orders for major banks, travel agencies, supermarkets, hotels and casinos, as well as distributing large quantities of foreign currency banknotes for customers including central banks and international financial institutions. We also play a hand in the money transfer and international payments spaces. Want to get involved?
              Researcher - Autonomous Mobility      Cache   Translate Page      
    CA-Mountain View, Role: Researcher - Autonomous Mobility Location: Sunnyvale, CA Duration: Permanent We’re currently looking for a Researcher Autonomous Mobility to join our team in Sunnyvale, CA. This role will be responsible for overall software architecture for autonomous vehicles and development of software and algorithms for autonomous driving. Job functions Include but are not limited to: Work with world-clas
              (USA-VA-Arlington) Part-time Clinical Faculty      Cache   Translate Page      
    Do you remember the professor who encouraged you to believe in yourself and in your ability to be the successful nurse professional you are today? Now you have the unique opportunity to be that professor and create the "a-ha" moment of sudden insight and comprehension that will change a nursing student's life forever. Chamberlain College of Nursing seeks Part Time Clinical Instructors interested in teaching students in our Bachelors of Science in Nursing program studying at our Arlington, Virginia campus. Teaching opportunities are available throughout the region with our clinical partners in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. Clinical teaching is typically scheduled for at least one weekday (M-F), daytime for an 8-week session at a clinical partner site. Chamberlain students experience practice settings that include large and small hospitals, long-term care facilities, community and public-health agencies, faith-based service organizations, independent practices, ambulatory care centers, public health agencies, military services (Army, Navy, and Air Force), VA Medical Centers, schools, home health environments…anywhere healthcare is delivered. We build long-term relationships with superior nurse educators who are experts in their field and committed to providing the finest in practitioner-focused education. We are presently interviewing candidates qualified to teach in the following specialties, beginning in late October 2018: Pediatric Nursing You will be mentoring students, in a clinical setting, while they demonstrate nursing skills and procedures. Family-centered care of children is the focus of this course, exploring issues of normal child care as well as health alterations of children from infancy through adolescence. Students participate as members of the multidisciplinary health team to provide health promotion, illness prevention, health restoration and maintenance and rehabilitative care to children and families. A variety of population and settings are used in the experiential learning component of this course. Mental-Health Nursing Emphasis is on the dynamics of an individual’s ability to function in society. The course focuses on content relative to anxiety, self concept, thought disorders, mood alterations, addictive behaviors, organic brain dysfunction, abuse and violence issues. It also incorporates health promotion and wellness issues such as stress management and personal growth. Therapeutic communication techniques, individual and group therapy practices and community mental-health resources are also incorporated. Complex Adult Health (Critical Care) You will be mentoring students, in a clinical setting, while they demonstrate nursing skills and procedures. A variety of population and settings are used in the experiential learning component of this course. Adult patients with unstable emergent critical illnesses are the focus of this course. Students integrate nursing, technological and scientific knowledge with clinical judgment to potentiate optimal health with a diverse patient population. Students utilize comprehensive assessment techniques, advanced nursing skills and multiple nursing modalities to maximize optimal health. Adult Health I (Med-Surg) The focus of this course is on the needs of adult patients and their families in relation to health promotion and management of conditions that require acute and chronic care. The nursing process is used in the discussion of health alterations affecting selected life processes. Students continue their professional skill development as members of the health team. . Adult Health II (Med-Surg) This course focuses on alterations in life processes, including the effect on the patient’s family. The nursing process is used to make clinical decisions and foster health restoration and maintenance. Emphasis on discharge planning is included. Maternal-Child Nursing (Obstetrics) This course focuses on family-centered approaches to maternal/newborn care and incorporates health promotion and wellness issues. The childbearing cycle, including normal experience, high-risk factors, complications and alterations are studied. Additional women’s health issues are included. Additional clinical teaching opportunities may be available in areas such as Community Health Nursing and more. If you are passionate about nursing and advancing your career through the power of education, we want to talk with you today. In this role, the clinical instructor: + Implements the College's philosophy, curriculum, program outcomes, and course objectives through clinical teaching and service to the College, community, health system and profession + Assumes responsibility for all autonomous aspects of individual teaching assignments + Plans clinical experiences for and provides direct supervision and evaluation of nursing students delivering nursing care to an individual or group of individuals + Evaluates and provides documented feedback to student on level of performance based on course objectives + Is available for remediation of students as required or needed + Orients and maintains current knowledge related to agency/clinical policies, procedures, and expectations with the assistance of the agency/clinical personnel + Develops and posts written clinical assignments consistent with student's knowledge base, skill competency and individual learning needs + Grades homework, quizzes, tests, lab assignments, clinical paperwork and other written work in a timely manner + May teach didactic course content under supervision of course coordinator + Keeps course coordinator informed of all student and agency issues and concerns + Reports to the dean or assistant dean: a course coordinator will also provide direct oversight You are encouraged to explore this opportunity if you have: + A master's or doctoral degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university + An unencumbered professional nursing license in Virginia or NLC Compact state + At least two years professional experience within last five years in inpatient pediatric nursing as a registered nurse + Availability to commit to teaching at least one weekday (M-F) during the daytime or evening for an 8-week session + Teaching or precepting experience is preferred but not required + Have genuine passion for nursing, education, and lifelong learning + Have exceptional subject matter expertise with excellent written and verbal communication skills + Are eager to serve students and colleagues with passion, respect and care + Operate with a sense of responsibility and purpose with the desire to enrich colleagues, students and the broader community Chamberlain University is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today! Chamberlain University is a rapidly-expanding university rich with opportunities for growth and offering competitive wages and benefits. If you enjoy being a part of an exciting team and working in a collaborative, dynamic environment, then Chamberlain University might be right for you. Through Chamberlain Care®, we believe in taking care of those who take care of others. We offer a wide range of benefits that are intended to meet the diverse needs of our colleagues. Whether it's advancing your career, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefit offerings can help you reach your goals. As an educational organization, we also support and encourage colleagues to further their educations by offering tuition assistance and seminars through our Leadership Development Center. If you are ready to join an institution like ours, we welcome you to apply. Req Number: 2018-103866 Department: Faculty FLSA Status: Exempt External Company Name: Adtalem Global Education External Company URL: www.atalem.com
              NIO Goes Public, And TSLA Jumps As A Result?      Cache   Translate Page      
    NIO is one of the electric vehicle (EV) startups we've been most eagerly watching over the past couple of years. It has the backing of some solid Chinese billionaires, has presented an attractive vehicle design in the car class humans now love most, and has ambitious autonomous and connected vehicle plans
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    With artificial intelligence powering the smart phones in our hands and the drones roaming our skies, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang unveiled plans to make all our devices more intelligent. At the GPU Technology Conference in Tokyo, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang announced the new NVIDIA Tesla T4 GPU and TensorRT software to enable intelligent Read article >

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              Integrated Marine Automation System Market Worth $4.00 Billion by 2023 - the New Report by MarketsandMarkets      Cache   Translate Page      

    The integrated marine automation system market in Europe is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period.

    Northbrook, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- According to the new market research report on "Integrated Marine Automation System Market by Ship Type (Commercial, and defense), Component, End User (OEM, Aftermarket), Solution (Vessel Management System, Power Management System, Process Control, Safety System), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023", The integrated marine automation system market is estimated to be valued at USD 3.64 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 4.00 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 1.90% from 2018 to 2023. This market is driven by factors, such as the increasing world trade by sea, increasing maritime navigation safety resulting in a reduction in the number of accidents, and growing maritime tourism.

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    Based on ship type, the commercial ships segment is projected to witness higher growth during the forecast period

    On the basis of ship type, the integrated marine automation system market has been segmented into commercial ships and defense. The commercial ships segment is projected to grow at the higher CAGR in the integrated marine automation system market. Growth in seaborne trade has led to an increase in demand for automation systems in commercial ships or vessels. Passenger and cruise ships account for the largest share of the integrated marine automation system market.

    The vessel management system segment is projected to account for the largest market share in the solution segment of the integrated marine automation system market during the forecast period

    The integrated marine automation system market based on solution, is segmented into power management system, vessel management system, process control, and safety system. The vessel management system segment is projected to account for the largest market share in the integrated marine automation system market based on the solution segment during the forecast period. The vessel management system is the major system monitoring the ship's systems, such as alarm management system, ballast water management, machinery management, and dynamic positioning system, among others.

    The integrated marine automation system market in Europe is expected to witness considerable growth during the forecast period

    The integrated marine automation system market is divided into 4 geographic regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW). The integrated marine automation system market is led by Europe, predominantly by Germany and Italy. The shipbuilding industry in Europe is on the rise. The high growth in the region is attributed to high demand for cruise and passenger vessels. Countries in this region are also focused on developing new generation autonomous ships.

    The key players profiled in the integrated marine automation system market report include Kongsberg Gruppen (Norway), and Wartsila (Finland), among others.

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              09/12 Links Pt2: Soviet Antisemitism in a British Guise; Interview with Colonel Richard Kemp; Artist turns Kassam rockets into flowers and mezuzahs      Cache   Translate Page      
    From Ian:

    Soviet Antisemitism in a British Guise
    Most of all, there was the Soviet practice of wheeling out “citizens of Jewish nationality” to denounce Zionism as a “racist” tool of “imperialism.” In March 1983, the Soviet news agency TASS even published a definition of Zionism drawn up by the state-run “Jewish Anti-Zionist Committee” that read as follows:

    “In its essence, Zionism is a concentration of extreme nationalism, chauvinism, and racial intolerance, justification of territorial seizure and annexation, armed adventurism, a cult of political arbitrariness and impunity, demagogy and ideological sabotage, sordid maneuvers and perfidy.”

    To my mind, the most obvious question here to Jeremy Corbyn, The Morning Star, and those of a similar pedigree, is this: Is there anything in this Soviet definition of Zionism that you disagree with? Make no mistake, the answer is critically important, because it is exactly this characterization of Zionism that grounded both the USSR’s domestic persecution of its Jewish community, and its international alignment with Arab regimes and terrorist groups.

    If the answer is to disagree with this formulation — highly unlikely, given that Corbyn himself was present at dozens of left-wing political gatherings during the 1970s and ’80s where Soviet and Arab antisemitic literature was distributed — then it is a disingenuous one. Because when Corbyn and those in his camp speak and write about the triangle of Jews, Zionism, and Israel, these are the terms in which they think, and have always thought.

    That is why Corbyn’s house journal uses terms like “embittered fifth column” to describe their leader’s Jewish opponents — also used by Valery Emelyanov, an official Soviet ideologue, in 1978 to describe the “internal danger” posed by Soviet Jews. It’s why they have no qualms about saying that Jewish leaders opposed to Corbyn have “tasted blood,” despite the associations with the antisemitic blood libel that such a metaphor unleashes; then again, Vladimir Begun, a particularly toxic Soviet antisemite, wrote with great enthusiasm of the “bloodthirstiness” that was inherent in “Zionist gangsterism.”

    Given the number of occasions that Corbyn publicly defended the Soviet regime — “The Soviet Union makes far greater nursery provision than this country” (1984), “I do not believe that [the USSR] has ever intended to invade western Europe” (1990) — he was clearly well aware of Moscow’s stance on all the key international matters of the time, as well as its propaganda practices. That doesn’t make him a spy, but it does make him an ideological fellow-traveler. And as The Morning Star has demonstrated by defending Corbyn with an ugly rhetorical assault on British Jews, that Soviet-inspired journey rolls on.

    Yisreal Medad: An Exercise in Deconstruction
    Deconstruction is a literary term indicating "a critique of the relationship between text and meaning ".

    I found this poem, "Everything in Our World Did Not Seem to Fit" by Naomi Shihab Nye here. It is an example of "new Palestinian poetry". Excuse me, "Arab Palestinian poetry". Ms. Nye's family roots are in Sinjil, just down the road from Shiloh where I live.

    I realized that here poem is a literal work of deconstruction - of history, of Jewish national identity, of politics and of simple rational logic.

    Let's deconstruct that literary work.

    Once they started invading us.
    Actually, the Arabs invaded Eretz-Yisrael in 638 CE. Moreover, despite the loss of political independence, Jews continued to reside in the Land of Israel, if in small numbers depending on the conditions and crcumstances of the various occupiers.

    Taking our houses and trees, drawing lines, pushing us into tiny places.
    Throughout the Zionist resettlement enterprise, almost all the land was purchased from its owners.

    It wasn’t a bargain or deal or even a real war.
    The Arab terror war against Jews in 1920, 1921, 1929, 1936-1939 and the 1947 war was real as were the fedyeen and the PLO's launching in 1964.
    Interview with Colonel Richard Kemp
    A United Nations report on recent violent clashes along the Israel-Gaza border hasn’t been written yet, but international terrorism expert Richard Kemp already knows it will condemn Israel for defending its borders against armed hordes.

    Kemp, a retired British army officer who has watched, and fought against, terrorism around the world for 30 years, will tell an audience in Hamilton Thursday that’s the traditional response of a world community that doesn’t want to face up to terrorism.

    In an interview ahead of his appearance, Kemp said the recent attacks on the Gaza border were just the latest phase of ongoing efforts by the terrorist group Hamas to smash the Jewish state.

    It’s a campaign built around Hamas’ standard tactic of sprinkling its terrorists among civilians in the hope Israel’s response will result in civilian deaths that can, in turn, spark international outrage against the country.

    “By creating a situation of violent disorder, breaking through the fence and attacking Israeli communities Hamas hope to provoke Israel in the hope that Israel’s reaction will result in many of (Hamas’) own people being killed,” he said.

    Kemp said the tactic has worked to a degree – even fair-minded citizens around the world who understand a country’s right to defend itself are made uncomfortable by the sight of civilians being shot by Israeli soldiers.

    “Even if people are against Israel, most sane people can understand that a country has to respond if it is attacked, if rockets are launched at it or attack tunnels are dug underneath it. Most people can accept that even if they don’t like it,” Kemp said.

    “Even if they accept that they can’t understand how a civilized country like Israel can gun down people involved in peaceful demonstrations. We know they’re not peaceful demonstrations, but that is how it’s portrayed.”



    New York Times Stumbles in a Strange Front-Page Antisemitism Story
    A front-page New York Times news article appears under the headline “U.S. Revives Rutgers Bias Case In New Tack on Anti-Semitism.”

    The Times article hypes what it describes as a “significant policy shift.” It claims that the federal education department and its assistant secretary, Kenneth Marcus, “put the weight of the federal government behind a definition of anti-Semitism that targets opponents of Zionism.”

    It goes on to claim that the Education Department “adopted a hotly contested definition of anti-Semitism that included ‘denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination’ by, for example, ‘claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor’ and ‘applying double standards by requiring of’ Israel ‘a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation.'”

    It’s extremely strange that The New York Times would all of a sudden describe this particular definition of anti-Semitism as “hotly contested.” The Times itself, as recently as this month, published two articles describing the exact same definition as “internationally accepted.”

    On September 4, the Times published a Reuters dispatch: “LONDON — Britain’s opposition Labour Party adopted an internationally accepted definition of anti-Semitism on Tuesday.” An Associated Press dispatch published by the Times the same day begins, “LONDON — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party on Tuesday adopted an internationally recognized definition of anti-Semitism.” On July 26, a Times-written article from London also referred to the same definition as “internationally accepted.”

    Got that? When the British Labour Party adopts the definition, the Times describes it, accurately, as “internationally accepted.” Yet when the US government tries to enforce the definition on an American college campus, then all of a sudden the Times describes the definition as “hotly contested.” In fact, the definition is internationally accepted everywhere except in The New York Times newsroom, or at least in that portion of it responsible for the Rutgers article.
    Sightless in Bethlehem
    “Israel made me hate it” has long been a common theme among Jewish critics of Israel. In fact, New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman practically built his career out of it, winning a Pulitzer Prize for a book based on the claim that he was an uncritical supporter of Israel until he covered the 1982 Lebanon war, where he saw outrageous Israeli behavior that changed his mind.

    That version of Friedman’s biography turned out to be a fabrication. In 1990, pro-Israel activists revealed that he actually had been a hostile critic of Israel all the way back to his days as a student at Brandeis University, in the early 1970s. He was the leader of a student group that publicly derided Israel’s Labor government for not negotiating with Yasir Arafat, and condemned the Jewish community for protesting against Arafat’s infamous speech at the United Nations.

    But back in 1990, before there was an internet, it wasn’t hard for anyone to get away with misrepresenting his biography. The exposure of Friedman’s lies was buried, and he was soon promoted to the position of op-ed columnist for the Times, a perch from which he has bashed Israel on countless occasions.

    Now it looks like a new generation is taking up where Friedman left off in the department of creative autobiographical writing. Case in point: Jacob Plitman, the 27 year-old editor of the far-left magazine Jewish Currents.

    Recently, a major article in the New York Jewish Week featured Plitman, describing him as being at the center of an “emerging new Jewish left” that is more willing than its elders to criticize Israel. And how did Plitman get to be a critic of Israel? You guessed it—Israel made him hate it.

    As a youngster, “his parents sent him to a Young Judea camp.” Plitman “soaked up its messaging on Israel and Zionism,” so much so that he decided to spend his gap year in Israel. And then came The Great Disillusionment.

    “His rosy view of Zionism began to change,” the article reported, when Plitman “visited Bethlehem” (interesting choice for a Jewish tourist) “and came face to face with Palestinians for the first time. ‘The things that I saw there were more powerful than my ability to ignore them’,” Plitman told the Jewish Week. As a result, Plitman and his magazine now devote themselves to railing against “the occupation” and “the settlers.”

    That’s his version. But I have my suspicions. Here’s why.


    Israel among 'shameful' countries abusing human rights activists, according to U.N.
    The United Nations on Wednesday listed Israel among 38 "shameful" countries, which it said had carried out reprisals or intimidation against people cooperating with it on human rights, through killings, torture and arbitrary arrests. Allegations of ill-treatment, surveillance, criminalisation, and public stigmatization campaigns targeting victims and human rights defenders were also included on the list.

    Israel earned its spot on the list for it's ongoing legal battle against Human Rights Watch representative Omar Shakir, who's visa wasn't extended and who's deportation was ordered last May on the grounds of supporting the BDS movement. Interior minister Deri who ordered the deportation last May said he acted on the recommendation of the Strategic Affairs who had gathered information showing that Shakir “is an active and consistent supporter of boycotting Israel.”

    Humans Right Watch challenged the decision and accused Israel of trying to silence criticism on its human right's record and that going after Shakir was an attempt to go after HRW as a whole.

    Shakir remains in the country after the Jerusalem District Court backtracked on its original decision to go through with the deportation and the case remains under review.

    The UN report did not highlight how it categorized the case against Shakir and why it would place Israel on the "shameful' list.
    This Week in Julia Salazar She had a trust fund, her ancestors were Catholic elites, and she has a new version of her conversion story.
    A state senate race that was once hailed as a test of the rising strength and power of insurgent socialists has devolved into a full-fledged New York City tabloid circus, featuring charges of lies, identify fraud, theft, and an affair with New York Mets legend Keith Hernandez.

    And that was just last week.

    Every time the life story of first-time state senate candidate Julia Salazar, 27, seems it can’t get any more convoluted, it does. First, questions were raised about her religious background and political affiliation, after it was revealed she grew up in a Christian family and was a registered Republican who led an anti-abortion group in college before running for office as a Jewish socialist. Then, her self-identification as an immigrant came under fire — she was born in Miami — and her own brother went to town on her claims that she is from a working-class background. Next came revelations of a complex legal dispute with Hernandez’s wife that had led to Salazar being arrested on identity-impersonation charges; she doggedly pursued a defamation countersuit that was ultimately settled in her favor. Amid that story, legal documents surfaced showing her lawyer pointing to “Ms. Salazar trust Account records showing in excess of $600,000” in assets in 2011 and therefore no incentive to steal from Hernandez’s wife.

    Now the campaign has confirmed Salazar has had substantial assets held in trust for her. “Julia’s father, who played a very limited role in raising her after her parents’ divorce, was not able to work due to disability in the final years of his life, but on his death in 2009 he left a house and considerable retirement savings; those assets were put in a trust to be divided evenly between Julia and her brother,” campaign spokesman Michael Kinnucan said. “Julia does not have direct access to the trust; the trustee is a relative in Colombia.”

    On September 13, Salazar will face off with incumbent Senator Martin Malavé Dilan; the primary winner is all but assured of victory in November.

    Salazar’s bid, which has won endorsements from and/or appearances with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Cynthia Nixon, and Nina Turner of Bernie Sanders’s Our Revolution, has even drawn attention in her father’s homeland of Colombia, where a genealogist’s findings further undermine her early campaign claims of having come from a working-class mixed Jewish-Christian family and raise questions about how aware of her own Colombian heritage she has sought to be, despite her repeated statements identifying with it. Meanwhile, interviews with the candidate and with Jewish religious leaders show her story about converting to Reform Judaism could not have happened as she has described it to multiple reporters, because the person she now says guided her conversion process was not an ordained rabbi and also was, in any case, not affiliated with Columbia University the year she initially said she converted through the Columbia/Barnard Hillel.

    According to Maria Emilia Naranjo Ramos, a genealogist with the Colombian Academy of Genealogy and Historic Academy of Córdoba, the Salazars have for generations been a prosperous family in Colombia that has played a prominent role in civic and political life. Far from being the daughter of struggling immigrants of mixed Jewish-Catholic religious heritage, which early news reports described her as based on her statements and those of her campaign, Julia Salazar is the scion of longtime Latin-American Catholic elites.
    Citizens Union drops endorsement of Julia Salazar, citing 'not correct' information about her academic credentials
    A good government group has withdrawn its backing of Julia Salazar for state Senate, saying the candidate provided information about her academic credentials that proved to be incorrect.

    Citizens Union had previously issued its “preference” — the term the group uses rather than endorsement — for Salazar, whose campaign has been plagued in recent weeks by revelations about misrepresentations of her past religious and political beliefs and her immigration status.

    “Citizens Union is hereby rescinding the preference it expressed for Julia Salazar in the Democratic Primary for New York State Senate District 18,” Randy Mastro, the chair of the group, said in a statement. “Salazar recently admitted that the information she originally provided to Citizens Union about her academic credentials was not correct, so Citizens Union has decided to express no preference in this race.”

    A campaign spokesman called it an “error in her endorsement application.”

    "Julia regrets that an error in her endorsement application led to Citizens Union rescinding its endorsement, but remains committed to working with Citizens Union and others opposed to Albany corruption if elected to take money out of politics and clean up Albany,” he said.

    Gillum Aligns With Groups That Support Boycotts of Israel
    Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has aligned himself with several prominent anti-Semitic organizations known for promoting boycotts of Jewish goods and individuals, fueling questions about how the Democratic candidate would handle issues of import to the state's large pro-Israel community.

    Gillum, who is riding a progressive a wave of young Democrats highly critical of Israel, is running against Rep. Ron DeSantis (R., Fla.), a prominent Israel supporter. The Democrat has a history of working with several organizations promoting the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, or BDS, an anti-Semitic movement that seeks to wage economic and political warfare on the Jewish state.

    Gillum's open association with these organizations is raising questions in the pro-Israel community, particularly as U.S. states seek to slash ties with BDS organizations and prevent taxpayer funds from supporting these movements. While Gillum has committed to "push back against anti-Israel efforts, like BDS," he has not distanced himself from several organizations leading the charge.

    DeSantis, meanwhile, has positioned himself firmly against the BDS movement and is the co-author of legislation that will protect American businesses from being pressured into backing Israel boycotts. The issue is likely to be raised with both candidates as the gubernatorial contest heats up in a state with many Jewish voters.

    DeSantis said he is concerned and dismayed by Gillum's ties to radical anti-Israel groups.

    "In all my years in Florida, I’ve never seen a candidate for state office who has been as anti-Israel as Andrew Gillum," DeSantis told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview. "He opposes our embassy in Jerusalem, he does not recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal and indivisible capital, and he even criticizes Israel’s response against Hamas [militants] in May of 2018. His anti-Israel views are part and parcel of his overall far left wing, Democrat socialist agenda. He doesn’t share the values of the vast majority of people in Florida with his position."
    Former ambassador to U.N. Prosor writes scathing piece against Corbyn
    Prosor wrote that during his tenure as ambassador to the UK from 2007 to 2011, “the extreme-Left had started to dominate debate on Israel, not with rational, legitimate criticism but with irrational, racist hatred. I saw antisemitic poison, tropes of ‘Zionist control,’ being injected from the political fringes into the arteries of British public life. Demonstrations outside my embassy turned violent.”

    Prosor said that Corbyn was neither the most charismatic or the smartest of the politicians who attended anti-Israel gatherings at the time, “but he was without doubt one of the most committed. As was his director of strategy, Seamus Milne.”

    Corbyn,” according to Prosor, “can’t solve Labour’s antisemitism problem, because he embodies it.” He called the Labour Party leader an “equal opportunities terrorist sympathizer,” saying that whatever the terrorist group – be it the PLO, Hezbollah, or Hamas – they could count on Corbyn’s support as long as their target was Israelis or Jews.

    “Corbyn didn’t invent the crank politics of conspiracy theory and Jew-hatred. But he has taken it from the fringe meetings of the far-Left and placed it on the front-benches of the House of Commons,” Prosor wrote.

    He concluded: “This is not just an issue for the Labour Party, or for a British Jewish community feeling threatened and vulnerable. Corbyn is an embarrassment for Britain. Around the world, all who, as I do, love and admire Britain are watching and hoping that the British public, famed for their decency, tolerance and sense of fair play, stand together and say, enough is enough.”
    Top Corbyn aide said working in parliament despite rejected security clearance
    A top aide to UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was refused clearance required to work in parliament over security concerns but has worked there regularly anyway, entering with the help of other staff members, Huffington Post UK reported Wednesday.

    Corbyn’s private secretary Iram Awan was hired in late 2017 but was denied clearance due to concerns by security services over her associates, the report said. There were no details on who those associates were or how they could compromise security.

    Despite this, Awan has regularly been working in the Commons, the report said, with other Labour staffers routinely meeting her at the entrance and waving her in to security personnel, apparently as a supposed visitor. The report alleged that this behavior has been practiced for the past nine months.

    “Visitor passes are for visitors only,” a parliament spokesperson told the news site. “They cannot be used to carry out work on the parliamentary estate. While we are unable to comment on specific cases, any alleged breach of the rules on passes will be investigated by the House authorities.”

    The report said little is known of Awan, but noted that she has donated to Helping Households Under Great Stress, a group that seeks to “provide financial, emotional, and practical support and advice to Muslim households impacted by counter-terrorism, national security and extremism-related laws, policies and procedures in the UK and abroad.”
    Another Top Corbyn Aide Working Without Security Clearance
    Another top Corbyn adviser, Andrew Murray, has reportedly been working in the Labour Leader’s Commons office for eight months without the required security clearance. His application has been pending for over a year..

    Andrew Murray was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain until he joined Labour two years ago.

    A quick glance at the parliamentary pass application form might explain why so many of Corbyn’s team have been having trouble. Question 30 asks if applicants have ever been associated with people or groups who have “intended to overthrow or undermine Parliamentary democracy by political, industrial, or violent means?” A number of Corbyn’s top team are probably going to need more than half a page to give full details on that one…
    British MP of Palestinian Descent Condemns “anti-Semitic” Posters, as Labour Party Investigates Infiltration by Iran
    A British Member of Parliament of Palestinian Arab descent has denounced the defacing of bus-stops in London with “Israel is a racist endeavour” posters as “blatantly anti-Semitic,” The Jewish Chronicle reported Thursday.

    Liberal Democrat MP Layla Moran, who represents Oxford West and Abingdon, told the BBC: “I’m a Palestinian… The fact that this has come from a group that purportedly is speaking for Palestinians, I take great offence at myself, because I think it is blatantly antisemitic.” She clarified that “there are extremes in the Israeli government… But to say that an entire country is racist is entirely wrong.”

    Moran was responding to comments made by Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell, a close ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who stated that “It is not at all anti-Semitic to describe a state as racist.”

    The posters were meant to mock the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism, which Labour reluctantly adopted in full last week with a caveat vowing “free speech” on Israel. The IHRA definition, which gives calling “a state of Israel… a racist endeavour” as an example of anti-Semitism.
    Why Rachel Shabi's 'alliance of colour' will go nowhere
    Our token Mizrahi Corbynista has been gracing the columns of the Guardian as a pundit commentating on local politics. But on the question of the antisemitism rampant in the far-left of the UK Labour party, a note of anguish has been creeping into our Shabi's writings.
    Rachel Shabi

    In response to a Labour centrist MP's charge that Labour is 'institutionally racist', her latest piece acknowledges that antisemitism is a real problem in Jeremy Corbyn's faction. What about anti-Zionism? Is there such a thing as antisemitic anti-Zionism? 'Zionism is both racist and anti-racist', she fence-sits unhelpfully, despite having written a book portraying Mizrahim as victims of Israel's Ashkenazi establishment.

    She finds the view common among leftwing ideologues that Jews are 'white' allies of the Christian West to be wrong. "We are a racialised minority' she protests. She herself is a Mizrahi Jew of Iraqi origin.

    Her answer is to start a Jewish-black-Asian-Muslim alliance that would relaunch Jews as 'people of colour'. This alliance is not based on shared Judeo-Christian values. 'If there is a historic sharing of values it is a Jewish-Muslim one,' she writes.
    Corbyn in 2015 – let British jihadis travel to Syria
    Jeremy Corbyn’s antisemitic record has been under scrutiny for several weeks now, and rightly so. But let’s not forget other issues which are important, starting with our own national security.

    He should never be entrusted with the security of the United Kingdom. It would be seriously endangered.

    Look back to early 2015. Islamic State was on the march. No wonder – its strength and confidence had been boosted by a big influx of foreign fighters from Europe. They included Britain’s very own “Jihadi John”, who began his beheading spree in 2014.

    Those fighters were a top priority for Western intelligence services, in large part because there were fears they could return to the West deeply indoctrinated, highly trained, and ready to carry out devastating terrorist attacks.

    Jeremy Corbyn was asked about this issue at the time. He didn’t sound very convinced.
    UK's Corbyn stuns by blasting Hungarian PM for anti-Semitism
    British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn accused Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban of "pandering to anti-Semitism" ahead of a vote in the European Parliament over whether to censure Hungary for breaching core EU values.

    Corbyn, himself under fire for rampant anti-Semitism in his party and for his own anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments, stunned with a tweet on Tuesday that said, "Labour MEPs will vote to hold Viktor Orban's government in Hungary to account. The Conservatives must do the same, and [British Prime Minister] Theresa May should condemn his attacks on judicial and media independence, denial of refugee rights, and pandering to anti-Semitism and Islamophobia."

    Labour has been battling accusations of anti-Semitism for months, and Corbyn has previously apologized for what he has described as "pockets" of anti-Semitism in his party.

    Former U.K. Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks has called Corbyn an anti-Semite and said comments revealed last week that Corbyn made about British Zionists five years ago were the most offensive by a senior U.K. politician in half a century.
    Anti-Israel Satmar group forges UK rabbis’ pro-Corbyn letter
    A hassidic group disseminated a letter in support of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has come under fire for supporting antisemites, in which the signatures of haredi leaders in the UK were forged.

    The Jewish Community Council of North London tweeted overnight Tuesday to “confirm and clarify this letter is fake and bears no authority from any of the assigned names.”


    The letter, purportedly from the leadership of London’s haredi umbrella organization, the Union of Orthodox Hebrew Congregations, claims to have the support of the UOHC’s Principal Rabbinical Authority Ephraim Padwa, Senior Dayan (religious court judge) S. Friedman, and 27 others.
    BREAKING: Leading UK Rabbis have released a letter to repudiate the false notion that British Jews are against @jeremycorbyn and/or the @UKLabour .
    "We feel it's necessary to clarify that Jews have no connection with these irresponsible remarks!
    — True Torah Jews (@TorahJews) September 9, 2018
    US takes on anti-Israel BDS activities on university campuses
    The U.S. Education Department's Office of Civil Rights has decided to adopt the international definition of anti-Semitism, which defines Judaism not only as a religion but also an ethnicity and includes holding Jews responsible for Israel's actions as a form of anti-Semitism, Israel Hayom learned Wednesday.

    According to a letter written by Assistant Education Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth L. Marcus to the Zionist Organization of America, anyone who acts "to deny the right of the Jewish people to self-determination, on the grounds that the State of Israel's existence is a racist endeavor" or applies double standards to Israel that it does not apply to any other democratic country will be deemed an anti-Semite.

    The ZOA lauded what it called the "groundbreaking decision," saying, "This definition accurately addresses how anti-Semitism is expressed today; it recognizes that Jew-hatred can be camouflaged as anti-Israelism or anti-Zionism. The OCR is not only reassessing the evidence already in the record; the agency is also going to determine whether a hostile environment for Jewish students currently exists at Rutgers [University]."

    Pro-Palestinian activists in the United States have warned the move will hinder pro-Palestinian efforts as any such activity will be deemed anti-Semitic.
    Daphne Anson: Rogues with a Brogue
    In Belfast on Tuesday, heavily outnumbering pro-Israel counter-protesters, dozens of raucous members of an outfit calling itself BDS Ireland (part of part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement along with Sinn Fein) yell their opposition to Northern Ireland's first friendly football match against Israel in Windsor Park. Over 5,000 Israel-haters signed a petition demanding the match's cancellation, but the match went ahead, the home team winning by 3 goals to nil.


    Footballer James Rodríguez Caves In To Israel Haters After Being Subjected to Online Abuse
    Colombian footballer James Rodríguez, considered one of the best players of his generation, was recently in Israel. And he wanted his almost 100 million (!) followers on social media to know just how amazing it is here. So he posted the following on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

    The Israeli flag triggered the haters, resulting in the young footballer being subjected to a barrage of hate – which he clearly was not prepared for. Unfortunately, he caved in, and replaced the tweet and postings with the identical picture and wording, sans Israeli flag.

    Interestingly enough, his next posting is still up, despite clearly identifying Israel and not “Palestine.”
    Honest Reporting: Surf’s Up in Gaza: Riding the Anti-Israel Wave
    In a long and somewhat labyrinthine article in The Independent, author and academic Andy Martin focuses on a documentary film about a Palestinian surfing club in Gaza.

    Feeding the prejudices of The Independent’s readership, every activity in Gaza, even leisure, is turned into an opportunity to attack Israel and spread inaccuracies and falsehoods.

    Martin makes it crystal-clear what he thinks about Israel:
    Set aside the whole dubious history of Israel, the events of 1948 that the Palestinians refer to as the Nakba (or “Catastrophe”), the Six Day War, the occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, the continued imperial expansion and slow-motion ethnic cleansing known euphemistically as “settlement”. Even set aside, most recently, the “Nation State” law that spells out, reiterates and reinforces a condition of apartheid. Do you want to know the final straw? They won’t allow surfboards into Gaza. They are obviously part of some sinister Hamas-inspired conspiracy. They may exhibit coded subversive messages on stickers applied to their decks, such as “Life’s a beach”, or “Surf’s Up, Dude”.

    Are surfboards “illegal” in Gaza?

    So let’s set aside the whole dubious references to “ethnic cleansing” and “apartheid” that Martin casually tosses into the water and deal with his allegations regarding surfboards. Are they really “illegal” in Gaza as the article and the headline suggest?
    Merkel: ‘No excuse’ for far-right violence, attack on kosher restaurant
    Chancellor Angela Merkel assured parliament Wednesday she takes seriously Germans’ concerns about crimes committed by migrants and pledged a strong response, but condemned recent demonstrations as “hateful,” saying there is “no excuse” for expressions of hate, Nazi sympathies or violence in response.

    The comments come after the killing of a German man for which an Iraqi and a Syrian have been arrested prompted days of anti-migrant protests in the eastern German city of Chemnitz that at times turned violent.

    Neo-Nazis were seen giving the stiff-armed Hitler salute in the largest demonstration, the day after the killing, which attracted some 6,000 people, and on the sidelines of the protest masked men threw stones and bottles at a kosher restaurant yelling “Jewish pig, get out of Germany.”

    The day before, in spontaneous protests by hundreds immediately after the killing, several foreigners were attacked and injured in the streets.

    Merkel assured lawmakers that her government was equally aware of its responsibility to take the wider concerns of the public seriously, and that it was working with “all resolution” on the issue.

    “We are especially troubled by the severe crimes in which the alleged perpetrators were asylum-seekers,” she said. “This shocks us… (and) such crimes must be investigated, the perpetrators have to be taken to court and punished with the severity of the law.”
    Pig guts thrown at office of Australian lawmaker whose wife is Jewish
    The district office of an Australian member of Parliament whose wife is Jewish was targeted by racists who threw pig’s entrails at the front door.

    The early Wednesday morning attack follows an earlier attack by the neo-Nazi group Antipodean Resistance on September 1 on another office belonging to the same MP, Labor lawmaker Mike Kelly, in which the group plastered swastika stickers on the door.

    Mike Kelly’s wife is Jewish.

    The attack involving the pig’s entrails took place in the New South Wales city of Queanbeyan, located just 10 miles from Australia’s capital Canberra. The swastika attack took place in the coastal town of Bega, 135 miles from Queanbeyan.

    A former military attorney, Col. Mike Kelly joined the Australian military serving in Somalia, East Timor and Bosnia, and was among senior Australian military personnel who served in the Iraq War. In 1993, he was awarded the Chief of the General Staff Commendation.

    “The series of attacks directed at my electorate offices are evidence of the need for constant vigilance and the confrontation of extremist groups in our country,” Kelly told JTA.

    “If the perpetrators think that they will intimidate me into refraining from defending Israel or supporting our Jewish community they are deluded,” Kelly said. “Actions like this only spur me to greater efforts and commitment. I have faced much worse threats in my Army career and I will continue to fight racism and ignorance wherever I find it.”
    Database helps Jewish families obtain properties' restitution in Poland
    In the small park behind the only synagogue in this city to have survived World War II, Yoram Sztykgold looks around with a perplexed expression.

    An 82-year-old retired architect, Sztykgold immigrated to Israel after surviving the Holocaust in Poland. He tries in vain to recognize something from what used to be his childhood home.

    “It’s no use,” he says after a while. “To me this could be anywhere.”

    Sztykgold’s unfamiliarity with the part of Grzybowska Street where he spent his earliest years is not due to any memory loss. Like most of Warsaw, his parents’ apartment building was completely bombed out during the war and leveled, along with the rest of the street. His former home is now a placid park that is a favorite hangout for mothers pushing baby carriages and pensioners his age.

    The dramatic changes in Warsaw’s landscape have bedeviled efforts for decades to obtain restitution for privately owned properties like Sztykgold’s childhood home, making it difficult for survivors like him to identify assets that may have belonged to their families.

    But for many restitution claimants in the capital, identifying assets will become easier thanks to a recent breakthrough with an unlikely source: the establishment of a first-of-its-kind searchable database. Users need only type in the name of their family to obtain a complete overview of all the assets they may claim under a new restitution drive in Warsaw.
    Israel’s Ride Vision plans to make motorcycling safer
    As the race heats up toward the launch of autonomous vehicles, state-of-the-art technologies like ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) are being designed to prevent collisions. But motorcycles have been largely overlooked in the process.

    According to a 2018 US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report, fatalities in traffic crashes occur nearly 28 times more frequently for motorcycles than for passenger car occupants, and motorcycle drivers comprise 17 percent of all driver- and passenger-related fatalities. There were 5,286 fatal motorcycle crashes in 2016 in the US, a 5.1 percent increase from 2015, according to NHTSA.

    Uri Lavi and Lior Cohen are avid motorcycle riders who want to bring computer safety smarts to two-wheelers. Their company Ride Vision just raised a $2.5 million seed round from YL Ventures for its patented CAT (Collision Aversion Technology) for motorcycles.

    Lavi and Cohen previously worked together in Israel’s homeland security industry. Lavi went on to become CEO of PicScout and brought in Cohen to serve as VP of R&D.

    PicScout developed a technology for identifying images on the web that may have been used or modified without permission and then notifying the copyright owners. The company was acquired in 2011 by Getty Images for $20 million.

    Lavi and Cohen gained expertise in technologies such as artificial intelligence, neural networks, computer vision and threat detection that is relevant in their newest venture, though it is quite different.
    ’70s rock band America heading to Israel to ‘give everyone a night off’
    When Dewey Bunnell and Gerry Beckley of the soft rock band America finally arrive in Israel for their long-planned October 9 and 10 performances in Caesarea, they intend to not only entertain the crowds, but also to learn a little about the country.

    “We’re all geared up to see stuff,” said Bunnell, who splits his time between homes in Wisconsin and Los Angeles, and has never been to Israel.

    Bunnell, 66, and Beckley, 65, are two of the original members of the 1970s-era band, which has been performing continuously since it began as a high school cover band.

    They had planned to perform in Israel in the summer of 2014, but canceled due to the conflict in Gaza.

    Even now, said Bunnell, speaking from his lakeside home in Wisconsin, he doesn’t know that much about Israel and its political situation.

    “Every place has their issues, and I have to profess, I’m not versed in Israel,” he said. “I obviously follow the news, but the region is new to me. It’s just a matter of us going in with our eyes wide open and enjoying it. Our job is to entertain people; we’ve always made that point.”
    Kim Kardashian signs deal with Israeli eyewear company
    World-famous supermodel and reality TV star Kim Kardashian West will be heading back to Israel next year.

    Israeli sunglasses company Carolina Lemke Berlin announced Wednesday that Kardashian West has signed a deal to join Bar Refaeli - the face of the brand - in an upcoming collaboration.

    Supermodel and reality TV star Kim Kardashian West will be heading back to Israel next year.

    Israeli sunglasses company Carolina Lemke Berlin announced Wednesday that Kardashian West has signed a deal to join Bar Refaeli – the face of the brand – in an upcoming collaboration.

    The supermodel will fly to Israel in March “for a visit as part of our cooperation,” the company said. In addition to appearing in advertisements for the brand, Kardashian West will also design her own line of glasses for a limited-edition series sold by Carolina Lemke.

    In a press release on Wednesday, the company said it selected Kardashian West, “the most famous woman in the United States, to be the face of the brand for at least two years, beginning in summer 2019.” The company said it will also be launching a website aimed at selling its products in the United States. Until now, the brand has been focused on Israel and Europe.
    Afghan man sends gravely ill kids to heart center in Israel
    Noorina is five years old and lives in Afghanistan. In July, her father brought her to Israel for lifesaving heart surgery arranged by Save a Child’s Heart (SACH), an Israeli medical charity based at Wolfson Medical Center in Holon.

    When she is older, Noorina may be surprised to learn that an Afghan stranger willingly put himself and his family at risk to give her the gift of health.

    Noorina was the fifth child from Afghanistan sent to SACH through the efforts of that same young Muslim father, who asked ISRAEL21c to call him Jangzapali, a pseudonym to hide his true identity.

    “Jangzapali,” he explains, “means ‘victim of war.’”

    Jangzapali is involved in all types of charity work and has built up an international social-media network over the past few years. Children needing urgent medical care are his top priority.

    “Almost 10,000 [medical need] cases are registered with the Afghan Red Crescent. They are unable to do all cases, so through our broad network on social media, we arrange surgery for poor children in Afghanistan or India. For complicated cases they cannot handle, we work with Save a Child’s Heart,” he says.
    Artist turns Kassam rockets into flowers and mezuzahs
    Holding aloft a missile fragment, Gaza-area artist Yaron Bob explains to a Kann interviewer that not long ago the projectile had penetrated an Israeli car.

    "The incredible Iron Dome is Israel's missile defense system. When rockets are fired into Israel, the Iron Dome shoots a missile to intercept the rocket, preventing destruction and the murder of innocent lives," says the description of one item on Bob's website.

    "Bring Israel's heavenly protection into your home with this limited-edition Mezuzah made from an actual Iron Dome missile!"

    "I cut it into rectangles, polish it, and craft the mezuzot. My mezuzot get grabbed up all over the world. They cost between $150-200."

    Asked how much profit he can extract from a single Kassam missile, Bob makes a quick calculation and answers "About $2,000 per Kassam."

    A tour of his storage area reveals a representative variety of the weapons constantly aimed at Israel's children: "Here are rockets that fell a month ago; this one's a 120mm, this one's a Grad. Wanna see a whole Grad?" he asks deferentially, and lifts one from the pile. "Made in China," he says. "This one here fell in Dimona."

    The interviewer asks Bob,"How do you have all these types?" and Bob retorts, "How do they?"




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    The Patriarchate of Constantinople Started a War That Cannot Be Stopped
    September 11, 2018

    The Constantinople Patriarchate appointed two exarchs “for the preparation of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church”. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church responded to this decision with a statement that is unprecedented in its sharpness.
    It included words about the deadlock in relations between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Constantinople Church, and also about the threat to the unity of global Orthodoxy. The arguments given by the Constantinople Patriarch Bartholomew in defence of his position were called false.
    If not to delve into the essence of the problem, then it is possible to say that such things have happened before. The Russian Orthodox Church in 2000 already expressed deep concern about the actions of the same Bartholomew in Estonia, where he, encroaching on the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church, also promoted a split in the church.
    Now, however, it is not about concern, but about a resolute protest and deep indignation. Taking into account that the church always chooses its words much more accurately than diplomats do and always tries to start with small things in order to not immediately bring things to a deep confrontation, we can ascertain that Bartholomew committed a deed that, if we draw an analogy between the church and state relations, could be called direct and barefaced aggression.
    In other words, in 2000, the Constantinople Patriarchate was engaged in petty theft in Estonia. But today it is not about theft, not about a robbery, and even not about banditry, but about the beginning of open war. And not against the Russian Orthodox Church, but against all of world Orthodoxy.
    If Patriarch Bartholomew simply wrote out Tomos to some abstract Ukrainian Orthodox Christian, then it would be troublesome for his relations with the Russian Orthodox Church, but not a catastrophe for world Orthodoxy. Because, of course, the fight for canonical territory between the actual leading orthodox force (Russian Orthodox Church) and the nominally “first in honor” Constantinople Patriarchate would touch all world Orthodoxy, but it wouldn’t be critical for it. It would just be a conflict between two orthodox chairs, similar to those that often happened in the past. It terms of its scale it would be larger than the Estonian one, because the church and political value of Ukraine is much more, but in general it would keep within this same framework.
    The problem is that Bartholomew took not a church decision, but a political one. He laid down claims to “orthodox papacy”. The Patriarch of Fener individually determined himself as being not just “first in honor”, but also the chief of all Orthodox Christians, having the right, in his arbitrariness, to interfere in the affairs of any church, and in reality – of any diocese.
    He didn’t just intrude into the canonical territory of others (which in itself is bad). He accused the Russian Orthodox Church of provoking a Ukrainian split, having actually put at the same level the pseudo-Patriarch DenisenkoMetropolitan Onufry, and Patriarch Kirill. He stated that he doubts the fairness of the anathema of Denisenko and that he is going to consider this question personally. I.e., for him the Russian Orthodox Church, the autonomous Ukrainian Orthodox Church, and the self-proclaimed Patriarch Filaret (Denisenko) are equal parties to the conflict that he is going to judge. In order for this to be understandable for people who are distant from church problems, this is worse than when it is declared in the West that Stalin and Hitler are equal parties to the conflict. It is even worse than if, having reached the limit of “tolerance”, in the West it is declared that Roosevelt, Churchill, and de Gaulle also bear responsibility equal with Hitler for the Holocaust, the genocide of Slavs in occupied territories, the initiation of war, the tens of millions of victims, and even repression in Germany. It is worse because in the case with Hitler’s evaluation there would be talk of a terrestrial political example, of a temporary phenomenon. But in the available case we are dealing with eternity, with the problem of the immortality of the soul. And it’s not even about one soul, but millions of orthodox souls being plunged into split.
    If to go straight to the point, Bartholomew suddenly decided to allocate to himself the same (and even vaster) powers than the ones the Pope has in the Catholic world. At the same time it is necessary to understand that the Pope isn’t just the Supreme bishop of the Catholic church, but also a secular sovereign governing the state of Vatican. The Pope is only half (as the head of the church) monk and half (as the head of state) politician. Contrary to the precept of rendering unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and unto God what is God’s, the Pope tries to combine in himself the divine and the political.
    With Bartholomew it is worse. Firstly, he has no territorial state (unlike the Pope, who has the Vatican). He lays claim to political influence within the borders of other states. At the same time, his influence is initially destructive, since he can obtain it only by influencing existing churches. And the mechanism of influence available to him, making him allegedly an “arbitration judge”, is giving support for splits. In the same way that he is unable to pave his way to the canonical territory of the Russian Orthodox Church if he doesn’t support the pseudo-orthodox sectarians of Denisenko, he won’t be able to influence neither Serbian, nor Bulgarian, nor any other orthodox church without the support of such schismatics. Splits are his pillar of support. Only the equation of a bandit with their victim in terms of responsibility (or even the bandit’s justification) allows this Turkish subject working (according to local, Turkish legislation) with a status of nothing more than a tourist attraction to claim to be the supreme all-Orthodox judge and the individual determinant of the canonicity of any heresies. The head of a structure that signed uniatism three times – at a minimum – on the terms of the Holy See, whose “Orthodoxy” was recognised by other churches rather out of charity and the unwillingness to create additional split, suddenly decided to become “holier than the Pope”.
    He can’t but understand that he initiates a split in Orthodoxy. At the same time, he understands that he violates not just canons and traditions, but also the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils, which established not only the rules of relations between episcopal chairs, but also the symbol of faith. If today it is possible to ignore one of the decisions of these Councils, then tomorrow it will also be possible to rewrite the symbol of faith. Especially since the Constantinople Patriarchate already three times signed uniatism with the Roman throne, each time recognising its subordinated position towards Rome.
    Bartholomew is not a child small. He knows very well that he acts against the canons of world Orthodoxy and that he touches the interests of all orthodox churches, each of which has its own schismatics who, on the basis of the latest statements of the Constantinople Patriarchate, Bartholomew (as he considers) can recognise as being rather canonical.
    Bartholomew knows what he risks. He also understands that the US weakened and can’t provide him with comprehensive support, and that Turkey – which he is a citizen of – won’t be delighted by his actions directed not just against the Russian Orthodox Church, but also against political Moscow, being the ally of Istanbul. It’s also not a secret for him that practically all orthodox churches refuse to support him and to recognise the competency of his actions in Ukraine. Everyone understands that it can become the next victim of the Constantinople “peacemaker”.
    Constantinople also ought to understand that the influence of the weak and unpopular (the “pro-European”, or to be more exact – pro-American governments of Eastern European countries) on the church situation is minimal. The church in these countries enjoys bigger authority than the government does. Politicians there have no chance of forcing local churches to support Constantinople. Of course, supporters of Bartholomew can be found among local hierarchs, but this will only create additional lines of split, dividing world Orthodoxy in a worse way than the Great Schism of 1054 divided Christianity.
    For Ukraine, Bartholomew’s actions unambiguously mean religious war, in which not streams, but rivers of blood will be shed, and already not only the Ukrainian state (which already burst) will be destroyed, but also the people living on territory that is formally subordinated to the current Kiev authorities. And Fener already knows this. They understand very well that they are provoking a horrible civil religious conflict, thus standing on the side of schismatics and sectarians against true Orthodox Christians. The Istanbul bishop isn’t mistaken. He is aware that he acts against his own faith and hundreds of millions of orthodox believers over the entire world. He sacrifices his immortal soul for the sake of momentary political benefits. Such a decision can be made only by someone whose belief is dead and who stopped being a monk, a priest, a bishop, but who became a politician, who stopped being a servant of God, and who started to serve the knight of this world [the devil – ed]. The Constantinople Patriarch lays claim to the laurels of pseudo-teachers and pseudo-prophets that John of Patmos describes as the forerunners of the Antichrist.
    Bartholomew’s actions already don’t correspond even to the interests of the US (which always acted as a supporter of the Ukrainian split). This is much more than the US would’ve liked. The situation stops being controlled from Washington. The Constantinople Patriarch starts laying claim to the status of an independent political figure who is no less influential than the leaders of the largest faiths and heads of leading states. But he tries to obtain this status without having the corresponding opportunities in orthodox sobornost, as a teacher of split. Bartholomew builds his political career precisely by plunging millions and even tens of millions of Orthodox Christians into split, sacrificing not only his, but also their souls, standing on the side of world evil.
    His actions are much more large-scale than the split initiated by Denisenko, and is thus more dangerous. In comparison with Bartholomew, who strives for the status of a pseudo-patriarch, the pseudo-patriarch Filaret is a mere child.
    Bartholomew’s split is caused by Constantinople’s understanding of the simple fact that the US, which before this served as the base of the ambitions of the Istanbul Patriarchate and gave via its support considerably bigger influence to him than what his weight allows, becomes weaker and is no longer a factor of force.
    Only split, only destruction, only pitting orthodox believers against each other – both in a global context and within the framework of every church – can create for Constantinople a new pillar of support. Bartholomew is not the first to try to become equal to God by acting against God. And he is not the last to try to exchange influence bought in this world on the back of bloodshed for immortality of the soul. At his age and with his rank, spontaneous decisions are simply not made. He weighed up everything: both the possibilities of countering other orthodox faiths and the probable reaction of an anti-American orientated Erdogan – who is the situational ally of Russia in the Middle East, and the inevitability of the bloodshed initiated by him in Ukraine. He weighed things up and made his choice, and he will see it to the end.
    That’s why the Moscow Patriarchate, although it doesn’t opt for an immediate severance of relations, starts responding with statements that are more rigid than what happened in previous such cases. The Russian Orthodox Church reasonably doesn’t want to assume responsibility for inciting a conflict, but shows absolute understanding of the fact that Constantinople won’t cool its passions any more and will go to the very end. Hence the phrase about responsibility falling on the Fener Patriarchate and its leader Bartholomew.
    It is a affirmation of fact that the Second Rome, following the First Rome, definitively (not only in a political, but also in a spiritual sense) turned into a stronghold of world evil. Sooner or later this will be said openly. The church isn’t in a hurry since it is obliged to admonish and heal, and only in second place, if the schismatics and heretics remain incorrigible and stagnate in sin, does it punish and denounce. But we, already now, are obliged to live with the realisation of the fact that the unity of world Orthodoxy once again was subjected to a test and that another split became as inevitable as there being hundreds of thousands, or maybe even millions, of its future victims.

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              Finding a way out of the war against Syria      Cache   Translate Page      


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    The White House is unable to extricate itself from the war in Syria. President Trump is hindered both by the self-proclaimed « stable state » (according to the anonymous op ed in the New York Times), which continues to pursue the Rumsfeld-Cebrowski strategy, and by the reactivated ambitions of his Israëli, French, British and Turkish allies. The logic of these interests could displace the war instead of resolving it.
    Although the White House and Russia have agreed to end the proxy war fought by jihadists in Syria, peace is a long time coming. Why?

    Why is there a war against Syria?

    Contrary to the idea carefully sown by seven years of propaganda, the war against Syria is not a « revolution which went wrong ». It was decided by the Pentagon in September 2001, then prepared for many years, admittedly with a few difficulties.
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    The preparation of the war is explained in depth in Thierry Meyssan’s latest book. It is already available in French, Spanish, Russian and Turkish. It will be published in September in English, Arab and Italian.
    A reminder of the main stages of the planning of the war:
    - In September 2001, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld adopted the strategy of Admiral Arthur Cebrowski, which specified that the state structures of half of the world had to be destroyed. For those states whose economy is globalised, the United States would control the access to the natural resources of those regions not connected to the global economy. The Pentagon commenced its work by « remodelling » the « Greater Middle East » [1].
    - On 12 December 2003, George Bush Jr. signed the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act. From that moment on, the President of the United States enjoyed the right to go to war with Syria without having to ask Congress for approval [2].
    - The Lebanese civil war (1978-90) ended with the Taif Agreement. At the request of the Arab League, and with the approbation of the UN Security Council, the Syrian Arab Army came to the assistance of the Lebanese army in disarming the militias, then, acting as a Peace Force, stabilised the country. Thereafter, Israël accused Syria of having occupied Lebanon, which makes no sense at all. [3]
    - In 2004, during the summit of the Arab League in Tunis, President Ben Ali attempted to push through a motion authorising the League to legitimise the use of force against member states who refused to respect the League’s brand new Human Rights Charter.
    - In 2005, the CIA organised the Cedar revolution in Lebanon. By assassinating Sunni leader Rafic Hariri and blaming the Christian President of Lebanon and the Alaouite President of Syria, they hoped to trigger a Sunni uprising against the Syrian Peace Forces. With the Marines ready to disembark in Beïrut, Syria withdrew on its own initiative, and the tension was dissipated [4].
    - In 2006, Dick Cheney tasked his daughter Liz with creating the « Iran Syria Policy and Operations Group ». They organised the Israeli attack against Hezbollah, thinking that they would be unable to resist for long. US Marines were then intended to disembark in Beïrut and continue their march of « liberation » on Damascus. However, the operation failed, and after 33 days of combat, Israël had to retreat [5].
    - In 2008, Washington once again tried to create conflict with Lebanon as its flash point. Prime Minister Fouad Siniora decided to cut the internal communications of the Resistance and to interrupt air transport with Teheran. Within a few hours, Hezbollah had inverted the Western military system and replaced all of its infrastructures.
    - In 2010, Washington adopted the strategy of « leading from behind ». The Obama administration handed the attacks on Libya and Syria to France and the United Kingdom respectively (Lancaster House agreements).
    - In 2011, beginning of military operations in Syria.
    It is therefore absurd to speak of the war against Syria as a spontaneous event sui generis [6].
    Indirect war
    The original feature of the war against Syria is that although it was declared by states (the « Friends of Syria »), it was in reality fought almost exclusively by non-state armies, the jihadists.
    During the seven years of this war, more than 250,000 combatants arrived from overseas to fight against the Syrian Arab Republic. They were without doubt little more than cannon fodder, and insufficiently trained, but during the first four years of the conflict, these soldiers were better armed than the Syrian Arab Army. The most important arms traffic in History was organised in order to keep the jihadists supplied with war materials [7].
    The Western powers had not used mercenaries on this scale since the European Renaissance [8].
    It is therefore absurd to speak of a « revolution that went wrong ».
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    A war supervised by allies who have their own objectives

    By asking Israël to attack Lebanon on their behalf, then by handing over the wars on Libya and Syria to France and the United Kingdom, and finally by using the NATO installations in Turkey, the Pentagon allowed its plan to be confounded by its allies.
    Just as in all wars, the leading country has to promise its obedient allies that they will be awarded a return on their investment. However, with the entry of Russia into the war, Western victory became impossible. Every one of the United States allies turned progressively back towards its own strategy in the region. With time, the war objectives of the allies gained the upper hand over those of the United States, who refused to invest as much as they should have done, militarily speaking.
    Israël
    Pursuing the colonial ideology of some of its founding fathers, Israël implemented a policy of division intended to split its larger neighbours into a collection of small countries which were to be ethnically or religiously homogeneous. It therefore supported – in vain – the division of Lebanon into two states, one Muslim and one Christian, or again the creation of a Kurdistan in Iraq, then later in Syria. We do not have the Israëli strategic documents, but retrospectively, the line followed by Tel-Aviv corresponds to the « Yinon plan » of 1982 [9] or that of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies of 1996 [10].
    The Israëli strategy stayed within the limits of the « remodelling of the Greater Middle East » designed by Rumsfeld and Cebrowski. However, it did not have anything like the same objective – the Pentagon wanted to control the access to the region’s riches by the developed countries, while Israël wanted to ensure that none of its neighbours could become strong enough to challenge it.
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    The United Kingdom and France fell back on their colonial policy, as it was defined at the moment of the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the division of the Middle East (the Sykes-Picot agreements).
    The British used a replay of the « Great Arab Revolt of 1915 » that Lawrence of Arabia had set up against the Ottomans. At that time, they had promised freedom to all Arabs if they would throw off the shackles of the Ottoman Empire and place the Wahhabites in power, This time they promised freedom if they would overthrow all their national governments and replace them with the Muslim Brotherhood. But neither in 1915, when the British Empire replaced the Ottoman Empire, nor in 2011, did the Arabs find their liberty. That was the « Arab Spring » plan of 2011 [11].
    The French were seeking to re-establish the mandate on Syria which had been handed to them by the League of Nations. This was explained by Picot’s great-nephew (as in the Sykes-Picot agreements), ex- President Giscard d’Estaing [12]. And that is what President Hollande demanded during his visit to the United Nations, in September 2015. Just as in 1921, when France stood for the ethnic separation of the Kurds from the Arabs, it therefore defended the creation of a Kurdistan, not on its historic territory in Turkey, but anywhere, so long as it was on Arab land in Syria.
    Turkey
    As for Turkey, it dreamed of realising the promise of its founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the « National Pact » (Misak-ı Millî) [13], adopted by the Ottoman Parliament on 12 February 1920. Its intention was to annex Northern Syria, including Aleppo, and also to eliminate the Christians, including the Catholics in Maaloula and the Armenians in Kessab.
    Turkey entered into conflict with the other allies – with the Israëlis because they sought to annex Northern Syria rather than making it autonomous – with the British because they wanted to re-establish the Ottoman Caliphate – and with the French because they sought to create an independent Kurdistan in Syria. Above all, it entered into conflict with the United States themselves because they made no secret of wanting to destroy Syria after having dismantled it [14].

    How to escape from this war?

    After seven years of combat, the Syrian state is still standing. The Syrian Arab Republic and its allies, Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah, are victorious. The foreign armies (the jihadists) have suffered a crushing defeat, but not their commanders – the United States, Israël, the United Kingdom, France and Turkey.
    Not only has the war re-awoken the ambitions of the beginning of the 20th century, but none of the protagonists who have not paid for their defeat in blood are ready to abandon the fight.
    It may seem stupid to want to start over with a war which has already been lost by the jihadists. The presence of the Russian army makes impossible any direct confrontation. Far from being eliminated, the Syrian population is now battle-hardened, ready to suffer even more hardship, and is much better armed than before. Above all, it has given the situation some serious thought, and is less manipulable than it was in 2011. However, just as before, Western political rhetoric has once again taken up its refrain « Bachar must go ».
    Logically, therefore, the conflict will have to start again on another battle-field. While in the past, Admiral Cebrowski had planned to take the next stage of the war to Central Asia and the South-East, his successors will first have to finish the job in the Greater Middle East. They are currently studying the possibility of relighting the fire in Iraq, as we see with the spectacular about-face of the Rohani administration and the riots in Bassorah.


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    Determined to show the way to a balkanized and—presumably—better future, California secessionists have yet again reworked their proposal for an independent progressive republic. The latest iteration includes a homeland for Native American tribes, based on the model of Greenland, which is semi-autonomous under the flag of Denmark. (A sizeable minority of Californians seem interested in the idea.) The secessionists also shifted gears strategically, arguing that it will be legal for them to cut ties with the U.S. if a majority of other states agree. They argue that Republican-controlled legislatures would be happy to push the Democrat-run state out the door.


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              Google's new AI chief has said he worries about 'horrible scenarios' that would trigger 'the complete lockdown of robotics research' (GOOG, GOOGL)      Cache   Translate Page      

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    • Three top researchers have begun sounding warning bells about the possible negative impacts of AI.
    • Andrew Moore, the newly named head of AI at Google Cloud, said he has conceived of "horrible scenarios" that could potentially lead to a public backlash against the technology. 
    • Other researchers predict AI will lead to more automation in the workplace and reduce job opportunities for humans; and AI will one day enable more intrusion, even into our thoughts.

    Some people quake at the idea of artificial intelligence. It's safe to say that sci-fi films featuring malevolent machines have helped poison much of the public's perception of AI. 

    But three experts in the field say there's good reason to feel uneasy. While killer robots are still many years away, AI in some cases could pose an enormous threat to humans, according to Andrew Moore, the dean of the Computer School at Carnegie Mellon University who will soon take over as head of Google Cloud AI.

    In November, Moore gave the keynote address for the Artificial Intelligence and Global Security Initiative, and said: "If an AI disaster happens, and that would for instance be an autonomous car killing people due to serious bugs, and frankly I believe that’s already happened, then at some point AI systems are going to be locked down for development, at least in the US."

    "There are some even more horrible scenarios — which I don’t want to talk about on the stage, which we’re really worried about — that will cause the complete lockdown of robotics research," Moore continued.

    'There are some even more horrible scenarios'

    Moore's statements come during a time when billions of dollars are being invested in AI.

    Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Amazon, Facebook, and others are pushing hard to develop the technology. Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, once called AI more fundamental to human development than electricity or fire.

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    Nonetheless, a handful of researchers are urging caution and warning that AI misuse could bring serious consequences. 

    Last week, Kai-Fu Lee, the former president of Google China, predicted that AI will revolutionize many industries and generate a lot of wealth, but most of it will land in the pockets of a relatively small number of people. He warned that with the help of AI, business owners will automate more and more tasks that were once performed by humans.

    "So it's actually having a doubling effect...creating new AI tycoons at the same time taking away from the poorest of society," Lee said at the Artificial Intelligence 2018 Conference in San Francisco.

    At the same conference, Meredith Whittaker, cofounder of the institute AI Now at New York University and a leading Google researcher, outlined how technologists, including Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, are searching for a means to enable humans to control devices via their thoughts. She predicted that in the not-so distant future, the technology will exist that can interpret and store our thoughts.

    Whittaker then posed a question to the audience: What would happen if the authorities went to a company who had warehoused its customers' thoughts and subpoenaed a person's thought records? She called this possibility "creepy."

    Along the same "creepy" vein is the increasing ability of AI systems to read human emotions. This is something that Moore said is on the way.

    "Up until three or four years ago, the advances in computer vision and speech processing were around recognizing people, recognizing objects, and transforming spoken words into underlying written sentences," Moore told Forbes magazine last year. "Now we realize we can go farther than that. For example, the cameras in modern cell phones have such high resolution that they can see little imperfections in the face and use them to track all the parts of skin as they move around the face.

    "From tracking all the bits of the skin, you can work out what the muscles are doing under the face," Moore continued. "From what the muscles are doing, using previous knowledge from psychology, you can detect facial action units and micro expressions to get information that we as humans are not even consciously aware of.

    "This means that when in dialogue with a person, we can capture when they are excited, when they are happy, when there are fearful, or when there is a showing of contempt."

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    NANNING, Tiongkok, 13 September 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Seperti yang diberitakan gx.cri.cn, pada 12 September, ajang 3rd China-ASEAN Information Harbor Forum, diselenggarakan oleh the Cyberspace Administration of China, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology serta the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, digelar di Nanning, Guangxi.
              Comment on Burma's Crimes Go Unpunished, by Eric Margolis      Cache   Translate Page      
    No , that's not the reason, Reasons are the followings - he is a decent human being and he knows the history both of different depths -WikiLeaks and more profound scholastic uuinversity level materials Now the WikiLeaks --- https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Rakhine The usage of the term Rohingya has been historically documented prior to the British Raj. In 1799, Francis Buchanan-Hamilton wrote an article called "A Comparative Vocabulary of Some of the Languages Spoken in the Burma Empire", which was found and republished by Michael Charney in the SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research in 2003.[74][75][76] Among the native groups of Arakan, he wrote are the: "Mohammedans, who have long settled in Arakan, and who call themselves Rooinga, or natives of Arakan."[74] The Classical Journal of 1811 identified "Rooinga" as one of the languages spoken in the "Burmah Empire". In 1815, Johann Severin Vater listed "Ruinga" as an ethnic group with a distinct language in a compendium of languages published in German.[77] In 1936, when Burma was still under British rule, the "Rohingya Jam’iyyat al Ulama" was founded in Arakan.[78][79][note 1] According to Jacques Leider, the Rohingya were referred to as "Chittagonians" during the British colonial period, and it was not controversial to refer to them as "Bengalis" until 1990s.[82] Leider also states that "there is no international consensus" on the use of the term Rohingya, as they are often called "Rohingya Muslims", "Muslim Arakanese" and "Burmese Muslims".[83][note 2] Others, such as anthropologist Christina Fink, use Rohingya not as an ethnic identifier but as a political one.[84] Leider believes the Rohingya is a political movement that started in the 1950s to create "an autonomous Muslim zone" in Rakhine.[85] The government of Prime Minister U Nu, when Burma was a democracy from 1948–1962, used the term "Rohingya".[86] When the Mayu Frontier District was created covering Rohingya-majority areas, the term "Rohingya" was recognized by the Burmese government. The term was broadcast on Burmese radio and was used in the speeches of Burmese rulers.[49] A UNHCR report on refugees caused by Operation King Dragon referred to the victims as "Bengali Muslims (called Rohingyas)".[87] Nevertheless, the term Rohingya wasn't widely used until the 1990s.[86][87][88] https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohingya_people More can be accessed by looking into articles from www.atimes.vom Independet( UK) New York Times Buddhist Ethics Shoebat.com Singspore and Thia media Global research Indian media Counterpunch .vom Sri Lanka Guardian Chinese sources and Indusn sources on Buddhism
              Entry Level Outside Sales - Area Manager - CCP Industries - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
    Job Description: ENTRY LEVEL OUTSIDE SALES If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want the day-to-day freedom of working autonomously, outside sales may be... $36,000 a year
    From CCP Industries - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:20:06 GMT - View all Cheyenne, WY jobs
              (USA-CA-Fremont) Talent Recruiter II - Fremont, CA      Cache   Translate Page      
    The role is designed to provide dedicated local support for a client utilizing one or more products. This position will serve as the primary point of contact as it pertains to operational issues, management of the temporary workforce, and service delivery. He/she will act as an extension of the client’s human resources department by developing and maintaining the relationship with the client and temporary employees through best in class service. Working in conjunction with branch operations and shared services staff, the individual will have a broad range of operational responsibilities resulting in strong client and candidate engagement levels. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with hiring managers to understand staffing needs, facilitating the process to acquire temporary staff, ongoing support of the temporary staff, problem resolution, and overall adherence to contractual service level agreements. In order to be effective, he/she must demonstrate an understanding of the client’s business, processes, procedures, and policies. This individual will be held accountable for meeting and exceeding the overall level of service delivery for the client location he/she supports, including client and candidate outcomes. The success of this individual will be highly impacted by their ability to establish strong working relationships with the client and the development of effective partnerships with the operational support functions within Kelly (e.g., operations, sales support, and product groups). Duties and Responsibilities: Recruitment and Candidate Placement + Maintains thorough understanding and knowledge of current hiring practices, recruitment strategies, and staffing industry trends + Analyzes client recruiting needs and works with account team to develop and deliver recruiting strategy + Develops and maintains relationships with recruiting sources + Involves local field operations in recruiting activities, as appropriate + Ensures successful implementation of strategic recruiting plan + Ensures timely candidate placements and healthy pipeline of qualified candidates + Understands client’s needs to create accurate job order and successful candidate placement + Maintains regular communication with client regarding order status and candidate updates + Facilitates the selection process including: screening and assessing candidates, administering evaluations, conducting interviews and reference checks, and making hiring decisions + Develops and delivers client orientation/onboarding programs for temporary employees + Maximizes temporary employee conversion and direct hire fee income + Deploys and maintains temporary employee recognition and retention programs Account Service Delivery + Serves as local contact for client/employee issues; identifies and executes appropriate actions to resolve issues and/or escalates as appropriate; monitors results to ensure action plans are effective + Monitors NPS results and develops plans to ensure we are meeting client expectations + Monitors compliance with client performance metrics including: order completion, fill order percentage, on-time fill of orders, temporary employee performance + Identifies and implements work processes that improve speed, productivity, efficiency, cost, and/or the client experience + Seeks first-hand client feedback and applies information to improve service + Conducts safety site surveys + Documents order activity in front office systems + Maintains regular contact with client regarding orders (e.g., order confirmation and status updates) + Participates in client meetings, analyzes client needs, and takes orders + Manages co-employment issues and works with HR to make determination about the employment status of temporary workers + Monitors employee turnover and absenteeism, taking action as appropriate + Manages the cost of services: increasing Work Opportunity Credit revenue, reducing unemployment, and workers’ compensation risk + Resolves reporting and billing issues + Reviews and manages internal reports + Provides additional administrative support, as necessary, to ensure internal and external client satisfaction Account Development + Develops strong relationships with client’s end users by understanding the client’s business and staffing needs and creating talent solutions for the client + Participates in routine business reviews + Participates in account-specific lead sharing meetings + Conducts skill alerts, increasing client awareness of Kelly’s suite of offerings + Communicates the value of Kelly programs and services to the client and temporary employees + Identifies potential business opportunities and facilitates connections between clients and Kelly products Candidate Engagement + Manages the temporary workforce including, but not limited to, coaching, counseling, terminations, co-employment, sexual harassment investigations + Monitors Candidate NPS results and develops plans to ensure we are meeting candidate expectations + Demonstrates concern for candidate career growth and development, as well as personal goals and needs + Effectively communicates to candidates to ensure the work is meeting the needs and expectations of the candidate and client + Helps candidates succeed on the job via ongoing coaching, feedback, and development opportunities + Responds to candidate inquiries and addresses challenges in a timely manner + Deploys and maintains temporary employee recognition and retention programs + Serves as primary local contact for employee issues; identifies and executes appropriate actions to resolve issues and/or escalate as appropriate; monitors results to ensure action plans are effective Qualifications: + High School Diploma or equivalent, Marketing, or related field relevant experience + 2 years recruiting, staffing or vendor management experience + Demonstrated experience in screening, hiring, orienting, training, assigning, and managing temporary employees. Must also be able to market candidates to hiring managers and negotiate salary rates. + Must be able to function in complex and matrix environments with multiple stakeholders + Ability to develop strong working relationships with all levels of individuals is essential + Good communication (both verbal and written), negotiation, interpersonal and decision making skills are required. Individual must be able to function independently/autonomously yet know when to get management involved. Must also be comfortable presenting to and influencing many levels of management both within Kelly and the client + Must be innovative in their approach, willing to take risks and operate successfully in ambiguous situations + Attention to detail - with the ability to multi-task, use sound judgment and prioritize are necessary + Strong leadership, problem solving and decision making skills required + Must have proficient computer skills including Word, Excel and PowerPoint **About Kelly Services®** As a global leader in providing workforce solutions, Kelly Services (Nasdaq: KELYA, KELYB) and its subsidiaries, offer a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Kelly® has a role in managing employment opportunities for more than one million workers around the globe by employing 550,000 of these individuals directly with the remaining workers engaged through its talent supply chain network of supplier partners. Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Visit kellyservices.com and connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. EOE including but not limited to Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
              God the Father is incarnate - and 'incarnate' refers to a mode of consciousness      Cache   Translate Page      
    Reading the Fourth Gospel ('of John') it is almost incomprehensible how mainstream Christians became dogmatically fixed on the idea that God the Father was a spirit, and not incarnate; given the multiple and clear references to Jesus stating that he and the Father are the same in form.

    The Father, we are told, is incarnate, has a body - this isn't in doubt, but the question is what this state of incarnation means.

    Part of the prevalent misunderstanding that The Father is spirit derives from the already-existing philosophical idea among Classical pre-Christian intellectuals that God 'must be' a discarnate spirit, because spirit was the highest form. They regarded bodies as matter, and matter as lower than spirit - more restricted, prone to corruption etc...

    Another element is that the nature of purpose of incarnation is mis-stated by the word in-carn-ation itself, with its reference to the body - asif that was the most-important aspect of the definition.


    But if we accept that the ultimate reality of creation is consciousness, and that God 'thinks' creation into manifestation and sustains it as such, and that it is by our thinking that we may come to be like God... then matters become clearer.

    The facts of Jesus being incarnated (from his pre-mortal state as a discarnate spirit), and that he was resurrected into the same incarnate form, ought to show us that incarnation is a higher form than spirit. But it is not the addition of 'matter' or 'solidity' that makes incarnation higher than spirit (matter/ solidity etc. are merely consequences of incarnation) - rather it is the mode of consciousness of an incarnate that is higher than a spirit.

    Incarnation is a necessary step towards divine consciousness - towards the form of consciousness of the Father and the Son.


    We began as children of God in the form of pre-mortal spirits, immersed-in the divine consciousness. As such we were all happy and good; but in the incomplete, immature ways that a young child is happy and good - by virtue of our environment, not from-our-selves.

    Spirit consciousness lacks full agency - a spirit is, to a considerable extent, immersed-in the consciousness of other spirits - the individual is not divided clearly from other spirits, or from God the Father. Therefore, our pre-mortal spirits were passively immersed-in the divine consciousness - they lack 'free will'.

    To fulfil a destiny of becoming fully Sons of God, of the same kind as Jesus became; entails that our consciousness become rooted in itself; and then (like Jesus) chooses (from this state of autonomous agency) to ally with God, with creation.

    Physical, material bodies are 'merely' the manifestation, the consequence, of a greater degree of separation, greater self-generated activity, greater agency.


    Therefore, mortal incarnation is the first step towards that agency without which we cannot become full children of God. Jesus needed to become incarnate to become fully divine.

    When Jesus was incarnated as a mortal - and after he had been baptised by John to commence his ministry; Jesus had the divine mode of consciousness. He was separated from the Father, and could have rejected Him. Thus, Jesus needed to make a choice, an act of will; to Love the Father, to align-with the father's creation. And of course he did.

    And after death Jesus was resurrected to a permanent and incorruptible incarnation - but he remained incarnate because it is a higher mode of consciousness; and this Jesus needed to become fully-divine.

    What this aims-at, what it is 'about', is divine consciousness; which is consciousness of truth and reality. More exactly; when Jesus was thinking - he thought only and always in truth and reality and with Love for it. And - because Jesus did this; this is what we can now be offered as a choice.  

    It was this choice and act of Jesus to align with The Father in truth and reality, in his thinking; that made it possible for our-selves to follow the same path. Once Jesus had done it, reality was changed (because Jesus's thought was reality) - now, because reality has been changed, this path and choice is universally available for anyone else to do.


    We can know this directly (without any mediation of 'communication'), and for our-selves (regardless of circumstances) by thinking in the divine way; which thinking is made possible by two things: first the fact of us being children of God; and second and the fact of the Holy Ghost which will show us the way, if we seek it.

    In this sense, consciousness is the centre and unifying fact of the Christian scheme. It was in order that all Men could become fully-divine, children of God, that Jesus did what he did; and it was necessary for Jesus to do what he did in order for Jesus himself to become fully-divine: he needed to become incarnate, like his Father.

    By recognising The Father as incarnate, we can therefore quite easily recognise why Jesus needed to become incarnate - and (at least in outline) how the incarnation of Jesus made it possible for other Men to become fully children of God.


    (Note: These End Times have the characteristic of locating and amplifying what seem like small errors in Christian theology, to make them decisive in chosen damnation. The error of insisting that The Father is spirit and not incarnate was not very important in earlier times and places; but it has become important now - because it is has become the tip of a wedge that leads to rejection of the goodness of incarnation, hence to the denial of Christ's necessity to Man's salvation.)



              (USA-NY-New York) Advisory Financial Services Delivering Deal Value Senior Associate      Cache   Translate Page      
    A career in our Merger and Acquisition Integration practice, within Data and Analytics Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help organisations uncover enterprise insights and drive business results using smarter data analytics. We focus on a collection of organisational technology capabilities, including business intelligence, data management, and data assurance that help our clients drive innovation, growth, and change within their organisations in order to keep up with the changing nature of customers and technology. You’ll make impactful decisions by mixing mind and machine to leverage data, understand and navigate risk, and help our clients gain a competitive edge. Our team helps our clients undergoing post deal integration turn complex data into actionable business intelligence. As part of the team, you’ll help with data analytics, modelling, benchmarking, and visualisation. **Responsibilities** As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: + Proactively assist in the management of several clients, while reporting to Managers and above + Train and lead staff + Establish effective working relationships directly with clients + Contribute to the development of your own and team’s technical acumen + Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues + Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients + Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand **Job Requirements and Preferences** : **Basic Qualifications** : **Minimum Degree Required** : Bachelor Degree **Minimum Years of Experience** : 3 year(s) **Preferred Qualifications** : **Degree Preferred** : Master Degree **Preferred Fields of Study** : Accounting, Engineering, Operations Management/Research, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Computer and Information Science **Preferred Knowledge/Skills** : Demonstrates proven considerable operational knowledge of Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures including pre-deal operations and information technology due diligence, integration planning, separation planning, synergy and cost savings analysis, and/or post-close transformation, with considerable knowledge of two or more of the following functional areas: Information Technology, Human Resources, Finance, Operations/Supply Chain, and/or Sales and Marketing. Demonstrates proven thorough abilities and success related to project management within a Merger, Acquisition or Divestiture environment, or similar complex project with multiple stakeholders in a fast pace work environment, including the following: - Leading teams that foster a productive teamwork environment, as well as coaching staff including providing timely meaningful written and verbal feedback; - Delivering significant business results that reflects strategic and creative thinking, sharp analytical and problem solving including the ability to frame complex problems and apply creative analytics to formulate a pragmatic solution; - Participating actively in client or management discussions to gather data and understand issues; - Leading project work streams, including project staffing, budgeting, planning, and status updating and also work autonomously with little direction; - Communicating effectively in written and oral formats to various situations and audiences; - Facilitating working sessions of medium to large sized groups -Managing and conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of complex data. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.
              (CAN-ON-Cavan Monaghan) DZ Truck Driver      Cache   Translate Page      
    **Job Title** DZ Truck Driver **Employee Type** Employee **Requisition Primary Location** Cavan Monaghan, Ontario **Job Description** Garbage Truck Driver - $18 per hour Apply today with your **Resume and Driver’s Abstract** **_** 80% Labour - 20% Driving**_** + **Salary - $18 per hour!** + **Hours: Monday - Friday (day shift)** + **40-50 hours per week** + **Benefits: Full Benefit package after 3 months of service** + **Annual boot and clothing allowance** Waste Connections of Canada,the leader in non-hazardous solid waste management in North America is looking for Side Load - Garbage Truck Drivers to join our team in Peterborough,ON. We are looking for a SAFETY inclined, energetic, autonomous and proactive team player capable of making a difference in his/her team and community. **Duties:** Driver will be responsible for manual collection of residential garbage, yard-waste, and recycling. Driver will be responsible for safe operation of the vehicle, maintaining truck and route cleanliness, and completing accurate vehicle condition reports. The driver proceeds to residential customers until the truck has a full load, and then dumps the load at a transfer station and local landfills. + Complete pre and post shift checks of truck + Climb in and out of truck at each house and manually pick up and unload bins and bags weighing up to 50 lbs pounds throughout the day **Requirements** + Commercial drivers’ license - **DZ** is required and must be maintained. + Proven record of safe driving performance. (Perfect Driving record) + Able to start working between around 5-6 am. + Capable to work up to 10 hours per day Must be able pass all pre-employment checks - including, Drug, Fit for Duty, Criminal and Employment Verification. Please note only those successful will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer. Job Type: Full-time Salary: $18.00 /hour Experience: + DZ Driving: 2 years (Required) + Heavy Lifting: 3 years (Required) + Labour: 1 year (Required) **Job Requirements:** **Education:** **Language:** **Certification(s):** **Competencies:** **Responsibilities:** **Skills:** **Who We Are** Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets. Our goal is to create an environment where self-directed, empowered employees strive to consistently fulfill our constituent commitments and seek to create positive impacts through interactions with customers, communities, and fellow employees. OUR PEOPLE MEAN EVERYTHING TO US Waste Connections is always working to protect the health of the communities we serve, and we are grateful for the hard work and dedication that you bring to your job every day. Working here means you are a safety-minded individual who is making important contributions on a daily basis that will make a positive impact on those around you. We appreciate that you are a person of integrity who takes pride in the work you do. **Our Opportunities** BUILD TALENT FROM WITHIN People who want to gain valuable professional experience will find that Waste Connections is a fantastic place to work. You’ll enjoy the opportunity for beneficial training and professional development opportunities that can help enhance your skills and lead the way to a more promising future. LET’S REALIZE YOUR GOALS TOGETHER Bring your passion to succeed and you’ll quickly discover that great opportunities are all around you. At Waste Connections, you’ll thrive if you are friendly, dedicated, and prefer a work hard/play hard culture that is focused on maintaining our reputation as the premier waste services company in the markets we serve.
              HR Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
    • He/ she will be responsible of the management of the Human Resources including: -The participation of the determining of the resources needed: staff, equipment (HES), etc... -The usage of the resources according to the Government Rules & Regulation, the participation of the follow up of individual potential, the development of the capacity of these resources. -The daily follow up of the individual performance of these resources, the communication with the resources and the recruitment • The quality of the results delivered is measured with specific KPIs: - Management: Autonomous, communication, leadership - Technics: respect of SOP and the government rules & regulation, set up of tools, set up of follow up - Financial: competitive costs, cost reduction (less staff but with better productivity and salary) • As our staff is working 24/7, the HR manager has flexible hours work in order to check the presence of the staff and to have meeting with them. In other words: -he have to be ready to work during the night and during the week end -he have to be ready to travel Myanmar wide • Basic Functions: -Handle the responsibility of the operations of HR management (supported by the group) -Staff Management: participate to create an atmosphere favorable to good performance: training, promotion of efficiency and effectively, capacity building, evolvement, rewards, respect of SOP, research of improvement, promote values (honesty, team spirit …) … -Develop a Logistics Mindset: think at the same time: global Company interest, and small very practical actions, be structured and organized with permanently the priorities in mind. -Develop Communication: Participate to provide a clear visibility of the costs, functioning, risks & opportunities • Job Functions: -Anticipation: Have a planning for the evolving of the activity operation per operation, for the training, for the resources … (pro-active) - Agility: be ready to setup solutions at the best cost: support of aggressive action (marketing & merchandising actions), or strike of the drivers, or city events. -Reliability: be realistic and pragmatic, and guaranty that each data/ information is right, each planning and SOP is respected, confidentiality is respected. -Sustainability: each action (decision is action) must be long term oriented. Any repetitive issues must be systematically eliminated (solved) in order to avoid the facing of an accumulation of problems at a highest cost. • Key Results: -Operations must be profitable: competitive salaries for the acquisition of the best candidates, with global costs lower and lower (by the increase of the productivity) -Existence of: -KPIs: weekly and monthly communicated with regularity -Staffing: existing quantity of staff per operation (productivity), OT, regular staff and temporary staff, turn over, average of the seniority…. -Individual development: training, productivity, incident, etc… -Financial: cost per piece delivered, cost per operation per piece delivered… -Planning: resources, training, OT… -Data base: list of the JD for each operation, promotion organization, appraisal organization (every 3 months), list & data base of the staff (tracking record), Staff follow up… -Autonomy: must be able to handle the function and propose several solutions to her/his manager only when necessary -Leadership: the staff considers the HR manager as a professional and a respected leader. -Improvement: every week there is an achievement (planning, data base, problem solved…)
              Director & Manager Administration - University of South Asia - Lahore      Cache   Translate Page      
    Director & Manager Administration. University of South Asia is a private sector autonomous university with its Act passed by Punjab Assembly, dully empowered to...
    From CareerMidWay - Sun, 09 Sep 2018 15:08:48 GMT - View all Lahore jobs
              (USA-CA-Cupertino) Branch Operations Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
    Who We Are More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. While the landscape of our industry has changed dramatically, our culture of innovation and drive to make online trading accessible to everyone continues to drive us forward. We believe in challenging the status quo, fostering an environment of curiosity and learning, and, above all, putting our customers first. About the Role SUMMARY The Branch Operations Manager (BOM) is responsible for operational and sales support to the Branch Managers they are assigned. The BOM works to ensure the branch operates within our Policies & Procedures and that we provide an exceptional client experience. The BOM acts as a delegate for the Branch Managers. RESPONSIBILITIES + Oversight/Operation Support + Provides supervisory oversight to ensure that the branch is operating within E*TRADE’s Policies and Procedures and adhering to all other financial services regulatory requirements. + Make recommendations for the further development and revision of E*TRADE FINANCIAL’s policies and procedures based on the needs of our changing business environment, knowledge of regulatory requirements and a strong understanding of current policy and procedure. + Work with Branch Managers and sales staff in order to achieve satisfactory audit ratings and conducts regular compliance visits and completes self-audit of branch procedures. + Secondary review and designee in the review and approvals of KYCs, RTQs and Investment Suitability. + Coordinates all workflow and staff activities in support of branch sales and operations. + Review and send incoming / outgoing emails. + Assist with TOA rejects and other issues – (ACAT, non-ACAT, mutual fund, etc). + Research and Resolve promotions / marketing issues. + New account / application CIP Restrictions and NIGO. + Interacts with internal cross-functional partners to resolve client issues and escalations (Research and Resolution, Operations and Retirement and Tax). + Partners with management and intervenes where appropriate to mitigate risk. Focuses on identifying opportunities to create efficiencies on issues affecting the branch operations. + Act as a dedicated resource for all oversight and operations support functions on a wide range of customer issues, directly supporting the Financial Consultants (FCs) team and assisting their customers with account questions, issues and escalations. + Reviews branch credits given to clients to ensure policy and procedure requirements are met. Qualifications Basic + A minimum of 3+ years experience in a Customer Service or Operations function in the Banking and/or Financial Services Industry + Education or Training Equivalent to: BA/BS preferably in business administration, finance or related field + Series 7, 63, 66 and 24/9&10 licenses required Preferred + Management and/or in-person Branch/Sales environment experience is a plus + Familiarity with compliance and regulatory guidelines within the brokerage industries + Proven ability to work in a fast-paced, high-profile multi-tasking environment. Must be flexible to shift projects as priorities change in a client-facing and sales oriented culture + Must be detail-oriented with a strong aptitude for problem-solving, decision making and troubleshooting simple to complex issues with the ability to organize and prioritize work + Must possess the ability to work autonomously + Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, organization and interpersonal skills. Excellent customer service and professionalism + Must be proficient in MS Office programs, specifically MS Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point for financial reports, presentations, and other special projects, as required knowledge of VISIO is a plus. Strong technical aptitude and trouble shooting skills are necessary + Knowledge of SalesForce.com is a plus We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit to learn more about the opportunities. E*TRADE Financial is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later. Need help finding the right job? We can recommend jobs specifically for you! Professional AreaSales
              Robots ahoy! Mapping Earth's surface      Cache   Translate Page      
    Most of the planet hasn't yet been mapped properly. Autonomous vehicles are set to change all that.
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    China, Russia Enhance Ties
    By Chen Qingqing in Vladivostok
    Global Times
    2018/9/11 23:53:40

    Xi, Putin discuss regional revitalization cooperation

    Chinese President Xi Jinping (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands during their meeting on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's first visit to the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok in Russia signals a landmark deepening of China-Russia relations and regional cooperation, government officials and business representatives said on Tuesday.

    Xi arrived in Vladivostok on Tuesday at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This was the first time a Chinese head of state had attended the EEF, according to the Xinhua News Agency.

    Xi and Putin held talks and agreed to promote bilateral ties, and safeguard world peace and stability.

    During their discussions Xi said China and Russia should deepen cooperation on projects related to the Belt and Road initiative and with the Eurasian Economic Union, focus on energy, agriculture, high-tech and finance.

    Trade between Russia and China reached $87 billion in 2017, and will most likely exceed $100 billion this year, said Putin, adding that the two countries have established trust-based relations on political, security and defense matters, according to kremlin.ru.

    China-Russia relations are now at their historic best, Chinese Ambassador to Russia Li Hui said in an article published in the People's Daily on Tuesday. Faced with rising protectionism and unilateralism, China aims to improve regional cooperation and facilitate trade based on the win-win principle, said Li. 

    Several Russian officials said Xi's visit is highly important and will further enhance cooperation between the two countries.

    "It's a good opportunity for us, and also for China, as we are dealing with sanctions from Western countries and China has trade frictions with the US," Alexander Borisovich Levintal, Governor of the Jewish Autonomous Region, a Russian federal subject that borders Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, told the Global Times.

    Nikolay Kharitonov, a member of the State Duma, the Russian parliament, also noted that Xi's visit would bring China and Russia closer.

    "The Russian Far East regional governments are now working on attracting more Chinese investment and looking into cooperation on agricultural projects," Kharitonov told the Global Times.

    Over 7,000 people from more than 60 countries have participated in this year's EEF, which was initially proposed by Putin and has been held annually since 2015. Senior officials from nine Chinese provinces and municipalities, including Heilongjiang, Southwest China's Jiangsu and South China's Guangdong provinces, attended a dialogue with representatives from 13 of Russia's federal subjects on Tuesday to discuss potential projects.

    "The scale of the dialogue between Chinese and Russian regional leaders is unprecedented, reflecting the Russian government's strong willingness to attract more Chinese investment to the Russian Far East," Chinese business veteran Xue Xingfa, who has done business in Russia for over three decades, told the Global Times. 

    Regional partners

    2018 is the year of China-Russia regional cooperation. The EEF has become another important regional cooperation mechanism linking China and Russia. Others include the Yangtze River-Volga River and China's Northeast-Russia's Far East, said Li.

    With the support of regional governments from both sides, Russian officials will take potential projects more seriously, Xue said, noting that his company has just signed a deal to import 2 million tons of coal a year from Russia under the enhanced regional cooperation mechanism.

    Some business representatives at the forum noted that regional partnerships between China and Russia will help fulfill the development goals of the two governments, which aim to revitalize Northeast China and support the Russian Far East development plan.

    China's border regions with Russia are not the only ones actively seeking to increase cooperation between the two countries.

    Thanks to the support of the Guangdong provincial government and local officials in the Russian Far East, a methanol-to-olefins project operated by China State Energy Engineering Corp in the Russian Far East will now progress more rapidly, Liu Yunpeng, vice president of the Chinese State-owned company, said on Tuesday. "After we finalize this plan, we'll ship products from Russia to southern China by sea, which will be another example of China-Russia energy cooperation."

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    Juncker: EU Will Send Additional 10,000 Guards to Borders
    12 September 2018
    BBC World Service

    The EU plans to send 10,000 more border guards to tackle unlawful immigration by 2020, the European Commission's president Jean-Claude Juncker said in his annual state of the union address.

    He called for more solidarity, rather than "ad-hoc solutions" for people on migrant ships.

    His speech also tackled the region's other burning issues - populism, terrorism and Brexit.

    This is Mr Juncker's last 12 months in the role.

    He also proposed a new Africa-Europe alliance, based on co-operation rather than charity, leading to a continent-to-continent free trade agreement.

    He recommended that the euro be used more strategically as the biggest currency after the dollar.

    And he called for strong leadership on Brexit. "The United Kingdom will never be an ordinary third country for us," he said.

    The next elections to the European parliament are expected to be held in late May next year.

    Where was the passion?

    Analysis by Katya Adler, BBC Europe editor

    This was Jean-Claude Juncker's final speech as European Commission president, a nod to his legacy.

    He was clearly keen to pat himself on the back where he could. His key message: Europe is going in the right direction (though we can't be complacent). But where was the passion? Public opinion polls across Europe show people more in favour of the EU than they have been in recent years but - and this is a hugely important but - they're also more sympathetic towards populist parties, which are often nationalist and Eurosceptic in nature.

    These parties tend to win favour among voters because their message is that they - unlike traditional parties, and unlike what they call remote technocrats in Brussels - are listening to people's concerns and care deeply about social issues.

    Populist parties are expected to do very well in next year's elections for the European Parliament. Mr Juncker said little today to change that by persuading disenchanted voters.

    In his speech, Jean Claude Juncker also made a notably controversial proposal to abolish EU member countries' vetoes on certain tax and foreign policy issues. This is likely to be pounced on by critics of the EU who accuse it of being an undemocratic institution.

    Mr Juncker said the EU needed to be secure from the many threats that faced it.

    "We will not militarise the European Union. What we want is to become more autonomous and live up to our global responsibilities," he said.

    "Only a strong and united Europe can protect our citizens against threats internal and external - from terrorism to climate change."

    On migration

    Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, currently employs 1,600 border guards across the EU, so the new figure is a substantial hike.

    Mr Juncker committed to further developing the European Asylum Agency to offer more support to member states processing asylum seekers.

    He stressed a need for legal routes for migration into Europe. "We need skilled migrants," he said.

    From the start of Mr Juncker's mandate in 2014, migration has been a major crisis.

    It has sparked a rise in populism that has seen power shifts in Italy, Austria, Hungary and Poland, with Sweden the latest country to register a rise in anti-immigration votes in an election.

    On Wednesday morning, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told legislators in Berlin that illegal migration poses a greater threat to the cohesion of the European Union than the eurozone crisis.

    German parliament is debating its government response to far-right demonstrations in recent weeks.

    On Brexit

    Mr Juncker offered some support to British Prime Minister Theresa May's Chequers plan, agreeing that the starting point for future partnership should be a free trade area between the EU and the UK.

    Brexiteers discuss leadership challenge

    He also emphasised the union's support for Ireland. "We want to find a creative solution that prevents a hard border in Northern Ireland. But we will equally be very outspoken should the British government walk away from its responsibilities under the Good Friday Agreement."

    On terrorism

    There will be "new rules to get terrorist content off the web within one hour".

    Internet platforms will be required to develop new methods to police content but it is unclear what form those would take.

    The written proposal states that net firms that fail to comply would face fines of up to 4% of their annual global turnover.

    On Africa

    He called it Europe's "twin continent" - a supportive nod to the African continent's attempts to build its own version of the EU.

    He said the new Alliance for Sustainable Investment and Jobs between Europe and Africa would help create up to 10 million jobs there in the next five years.

    "We will create framework that brings more private investment to Africa," he said, adding the EU External Investment Plan - launched two years ago - had already started the work.

    BBC Africa correspondent Andrew Harding said Europe is increasingly emulating China's approach to Africa - focusing on trade and on partnerships rather than conflicts and charity. But Europe has some catching up to do, he added.

    On populism

    "We should embrace the kind of patriotism that is used for good, and never against others," he said. "We should reject the kind of exaggerated nationalism that projects hate and destroys all in its path. The kind of nationalism that points the finger at others instead of searching for ways to better live together."

    Is Europe seeing a nationalist surge?

    After the speech, the EU parliament voted to start disciplinary procedures against Hungary for breaching core democratic values.

    On Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he would not respond to "blackmail".

    The commission has already launched disciplinary proceedings against Poland over reforms it says challenge the rule of law.

    On the economy

    "Europe's economy has now grown for 21 consecutive quarters… Never have so many men and women - 239 million people - been in work in Europe," Mr Juncker said.

    "Youth unemployment is at 14.8%. This is still too high a figure but is the lowest it has been since the year 2000."

    On clock changes

    "Clock-changing must stop," the EU Commission president said, announcing an end to EU laws insisting countries change their clocks twice a year. "Member States should themselves decide whether their citizens live in summer or winter time."

    The next elections to the European parliament are expected to be held in late May next year.

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    Total Commander PowerUser 68 Portable | 282.3 Mb

    A powerful tool for system administrators and advanced users, in which well-chosen programs and plug-ins. All this is efficiently integrated into the shell of Total Commander.
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    1. Own repository software - install additional software in TC with a single click
    2. System autofix - all reported issues are promptly rectified and you can see the change in you already installed build
    3. Automatic software update - don't wait for new build for new versions of software, update programs with one click
    4. The main criterion for Assembly - a maximum of functionality for every megabyte

    List of portable software
    * 7-zip - file archiver with a high compression ratio [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * aBurner - recording discs. Supports multisession, retrieval sessions. Record multiple copies of discs. Burn AudioCD
    * Accounts Tuner - setting some additional security settings, user accounts
    * Actual Spy - spy program (Trojan), covert surveillance computer + dispatch report. Intercepts buffer keystrokes, make screenshots
    * Ad Muncher - block ads, popups, banners and other unwanted objects on web pages. Start with Shift to add program to startup, start with Alt removes
    * Advanced IP Scanner - Network Scanner. Getting information about devices on the network
    * AIDA64 - all about computer + stress tests and benchmarks. Start with Ctrl update program
    * AIMP3 - quality Russian audio player. Start with Ctrl associate player with audio files, start with Shift cancels [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * All-Radio - TV, radio and video. Broadcast his radio. Start with Ctrl update program
    * AlReader2 - reading electronic books
    * AntiDupl - find similar pictures
    * Antirun 2.3 - checking removable drives for malicious files in real-time startup + comfortable izvlekalka removable drives
    * AnVir Task Manager - Startup Manager, processes, services and drivers. Replacing Task Manager. Start with Ctrl update program
    * AppCrashView - display information about all the applications that have been closed or stopped emergency
    * ASPack - packer executable files
    * Audacity - multifunctional audio editor
    * AutoHideDesktopIcons - auto-hide desktop icons when inactive member
    * Autoruns - all that autostart system. You can manage the startup of an autonomous system
    * AVSearch - search for text in files
    * AVZ - combat SpyWare, AdWare, Dialer, BackDoor, Trojan + very useful system research and repair ShiChuang. Start with Ctrl update program
    * Back2Life - a safe, convenient and quick recovery of deleted data
    * BadCopyPro - restore data from floppies, HDD, CD, Flash-cards and other carriers
    * Beeline Internet Connection - automatic adjustment of the Internet from Beeline
    * Beyond Compare - Compare files or directories on the content (Win + F2 or Alt + C)
    * BlueScreenView - displays extended information about all the BSOD in the composite table
    * BOOTICE - manipulation boot sectors with ample opportunities. Loading various OS, recovery download
    * BSOD - a collection of instructions for troubleshooting when a Blue Screen Of Death
    * CarotDAV - client for FTP, WebDAV, SkyDrive, DropBox, GoogleDrive, SugarSync. Requires .NET
    * CCleaner + - removal of logs, temporary files, garbage in the registry. Uninstalling, rubbing zeros. Start with Ctrl update program
    * CCProxy - powerful and compact proxy
    * CD-Player - tiny AudioCD player
    * CDSlow - control the drive speed
    * Check Flash - test performance and speed. Editing, saving and restoring partition / drive / boot
    * ChkDskGui - interface for command-line utility Chkdsk
    * CLCL - Clipboard Caching
    * ColorConsole - more functional replacement cmd with support for tabs. Start with Ctrl update program
    * ColorMania - color codes
    * ConvertFN - mass change encoding
    * ConvertXtoDVD 4.2 - Convert any video format compatible with DVD Video + recording to disk
    * CPU-Z - CPU info
    * CrystalDiskInfo - reading SMART Power and acoustic mode
    * CurrPorts - shows all the open ports on your computer, closing TCP-connections, killing processes
    * DirectGRUB - GUI to create a bootable USB drive with ISO podgruzku
    * DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery - search, edit, and recover data on disks
    * DomainHostingView - shows detailed information about domains
    * DOSBox - emulator MS DOS (FAQ in the program folder)
    * Download Master - download manager with automatic search mirrors. Start with Ctrl update program
    * Dr.Web 6 Portable Scanner - treating virus scanner. Start with Shift check the file / folder under the cursor. Start with Ctrl update program
    * Driver Fusion - the complete removal of driver backup, restoration. Requires .NET
    * Driver Genius Professional 11 - Identify unknown devices, search and update your drivers over the Internet. Saving the installed drivers
    * DVD Shrink - compression, removal of protection, editing and cutting DVD-movies
    * Error Lookup - obtain information about errors in ShiChuang
    * ERUNT - registry backup, you can automatically every time you boot
    * Everything - instant (!) Search for files and folders on your PC [Shift + F7]
    * FileTypesMan - file associations system and change
    * FileZilla Server - Configuration, setting and monitoring of an FTP server. Start with Ctrl update program
    * FileZilla - FTP server and client
    * FileZilla - FTP-manager for uploading and downloading files from FTP-servers. Start with Ctrl update program
    * Flash Drive Information Extractor - obtaining information on a flash drive
    * FlashCookiesView - Displays a list of files, cookie, created by Flash component in your Web browser
    * FLV Extract - run, drag flv window. And in the folder where the flv, mp3 and avi will
    * Flying ShiChuang - a set of useful tools. HELP in the folder with the program
    * foobar2000 Merak Pack - a compact assembly of the best in convenience audio player. Automatic download from the Internet biography, cover, lyrics
    * Foxit PDF Editor - PDF Editor
    * FurMark - stress test and benchmark GPU
    * Games for ShiChuang - LIVE
    * Ghost32 - creating / cloning disks / partitions
    * GIGATweaker - Tweaking ShiChuang 7
    * GPU-Z - information about GPU, saving BIOS. Start with Ctrl update program
    * Greenfish Icon Editor Pro - icon editor with support for layers
    * greylink - client DC ++, with the cheat functions. Prohibited by many hubs, but is able to simulate other client
    * Hal - fast and convenient search for torrent files on the Internet
    * Hardware Monitor Pro - all the sensors of the system, including the remote. Output tray in any parameter
    * HD Tune Pro - SMART readings Diagnostics and test HDD, SSD, RAID, Flash. Power and acoustic mode
    * HDD Low Level Format Tool - low-level format
    * HDD Scanner - shows the distribution of information on the disk / folder under the cursor
    * HDHacker - preserve and restore MBR nat. disks, BootSector log. drive or any specified sector drives
    * HDI - LED read / write hard disk
    * HFS - HTTP-create a file server
    * Image Uploader - screenshots, upload images to websites, including those from the Clipboard. You can drag a file to the button
    * Imagine [Editor animation] - creation and editing of GIF, ANI-files
    * Imagine - view, edit and convert graphic files. Start with Ctrl associates program with graphics files, start with Shift cancels [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * IP-TV Player - IP-TV
    * IPNetInfo - shows all available information about IP-address
    * iSendSMS - sending sms and mms via internet. Start with Ctrl update program
    * KeePass Classic Edition - secure storage of passwords
    * KiTTY - modified version of PuTTY
    * Kremlin Decrypt - decrypt a file or folder under the cursor
    * Kremlin Encrypt - encrypt a file or folder under the cursor
    * Kremlin Secdel - delete the file / folder under the cursor can not be recovered (Win + Shift + F8)
    * Kremlin Wipe - mashing the empty spaces for the inability to recover deleted data
    * LanSpy - a program designed to gather information on the remote host
    * LanTalk.NET - does not require a server instant messaging system for LAN
    * MACAddressView - information about network adapters by their MAC addresses
    * MikroTik WinBox Loader - configurator for RouterOS
    * MiniTool Partition Wizard - work with HDD and Flash, partitioning, formatting, resizing
    * mInstaller - creating installers
    * Miranda IM - instant messaging program. Start with Shift launch master database. Start with Ctrl update program
    * MKey - appointment of various actions by any keys and combinations thereof. Manage players, browsers, network connections. Start with Ctrl update program
    * MobaLiveCD - simple virtual machine to check the boot images / flash drives
    * MoleBox - packaging applications into a single exe-file
    * Movavi Video Converter - convert audio / video, cut, watermarks on videos, etc.
    * mp3DirectCut - editor of mp3 files without decompressing
    * MPC Home Cinema - Video Player. Start with Shift associated with video player, start with Alt resets all settings. Start with Ctrl update program [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * MPR - reveals the passwords of more than 110 popular applications (FTP, E-mail clients, internet pagers, Browsers and so on.) Shows passwords hidden under asterisks. Password generator
    * MSI Afterburner - acceleration, configure and monitor GPU. Video recording of the games - Shift + Alt + W
    * MultiBoot - boot repair ShiChuang Vista / 7 and create a multi-menu
    * MyhomeLib - connect to online collections of e-books. Convenient management of collections of all types of books. Start with Ctrl update program
    * NetDrive - Mounts FTP, WebDAV as a local hard drive
    * NetLook - alternative network environment, LAN scanner, navigation through shared resources and messaging
    * NetRouteView - graphical shell standard ShiChuang utilities to manage routes
    * NetSetMan - network setup, creation of profiles with different settings, auto profiles. Start with Ctrl update program
    * NetVoice - chat and voice communication in the network, conference. Does not require a server
    * NetworkTrafficView - display general statistics about network traffic
    * NetWorx - traffic control and speed for all network connections. Start with Ctrl update program
    * NonStopCopy - copy from damaged media
    * Noscript - on / off ShiChuang Script Host
    * Notepad ++ - text editor. Start with Ctrl update program [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * NTFS Links - create hard or symbolic links on NTFS-partitions (HELP in the program folder)
    * NVIDIA Inspector - information about their GPU GeForce overclocking and monitoring
    * Open Hardware Monitor - all the system's sensors. Output tray in any parameter. Requires .NET
    * OpenOffice.org 3 pro - office suite
    * OpenWithView - change the items in the "Open With"
    * Opera LE - Multi modification of the browser, a full zip and RSS clients. Start with Ctrl to make Opera the default browser. With Shift - run without the last session
    * OperaCacheView - view cache web browser Opera
    * OperaPassView - recovery of passwords in the web browser Opera
    * OpPleiList - tiny audio player
    * Orca - editor msi-installer (ShiChuang Installer Package)
    * PageDfrg - defragment registry and swap file at boot ShiChuang XP
    * PeToUSB - creation LiveUSB from LiveCD, change the letters stick
    * PhotoFiltre Studio X - editing
    * PlanMaker - spreadsheet editor [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * Pointofix - random screenshots, drawing on the screen, zoom in with the mouse wheel, etc.
    * PowerOff - scheduler, timer, diary
    * Process Explorer - process management, system information, end the conversation. Replacing Task Manager
    * Process Monitor - monitor file access to the registry, you can filter on a specific program
    * Pserv - manage processes, services, ShiChuang, launch drivers, uninstall the application. ShiChuang Event Log
    * Punto Switcher - automatic switching keyboard layouts diary (a la keylogger). When clamped Shift launch diary. Start with Ctrl update program
    * PuTTY - Telnet and SSH client. Help in your program
    * QIP 2012 - communication protocols via ICQ, Jabber, Mail.Ru Agent, SIP, Ya-line. Runs in stand-alone mode. Start with Shift - Normal mode. Start with Ctrl update program
    * QTranslate - translate text using online translators, pronunciation, spelling. Translation by mouse selection, as in Lingvo. Start with Ctrl update program
    * Quick BFC - convert bat to exe
    * R-Studio - restore deleted files and corrupted partitions from HDD, CD, Flash and RAID
    * Rapid Environment Editor - information about the system / user variables and editing. Start with Ctrl update program
    * RBTray - Window Management
    * RedButton - removal of logs, temporary files. Removing components OC + tweaker. Already set up to secure clearance. Start with Shift same as pressing the red button
    * RegConvert - convert reg to bat and inf
    * RegWorkshop - multifunction replacement regedit
    * Remote Administrator - remote control for controlling the computer on it should be run Remote Administrator Server
    * Restorator - Resource Editor in the dll, exe, ocx, etc.
    * RunAsDate - creates an environment for programs with a specified time. Modifies the program, stopping for them
    * S & M - stress test CPU, PSU and memory
    * SafeMSI - including temporary ShiChuang Installer in Safe Mode
    * Sandboxie - runs the program so that any changes associated with the use of these programs are stored in the "sandbox", which you can later remove
    * SAS.Planeta - view and download satellite maps of the services Google, Yandex and others. Viewing downloaded maps without an internet connection. Start with Ctrl update program
    * SCapture - recording a video file that is displayed on the monitor, creating screenshots
    * ShellMenuView - change the context menu of files / folders in ShiChuang Explorer
    * Simple Port Forwarding - management port modems, routers (routers), redirect Internet traffic from one port to another
    * SiteShoter - create screenshots of web pages
    * Skype - Voice over the Internet between computers (VoIP). Start with Ctrl update program
    * SlimDrivers Free - search and update drivers via the Internet. Backup and remove the drivers. Start with Ctrl update program
    * SmartSniff - intercept and view TCP / IP-packets transmitted through the network adapters between the client and the server
    * SoftPerfect RAM Disk - create a virtual disk in RAM
    * SSD Mini Tweaker - setting under ShiChuang 7/8 SSD with useful and questionable optimizations
    * Stamp - the creation of seals and stamps
    * StreamTransport - web-browser for downloading videos from Rutube, Video.mail.ru, YouTube, Hulu and other sites. Start with Ctrl update program
    * SumatraPDF - view pdf, xps, djvu, mobi files, and comics. Start with Shift associates program pdf. Start with Ctrl update program [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * Super PI mod - CPU benchmark
    * SysTracer - create registry snapshots, files and compare them with each other
    * TcpView - shows open ports and processes using an internet connection, with the possibility of complete
    * TeamViewer - the management of remote PC, presentation, file transfer, video chat (mod by diogen - cut advertising). Start with Ctrl update program
    * Teleport VLX - full or partial download sites from the Internet while retaining all the internal structure of directories and files for later viewing offline
    * TeraCopy Pro - copy to (Win + F5) file under the cursor to the opposite panel, resume support and other pluses (Win + F6 to move)
    * TextMaker - document editor, spell checker, create PDF [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * Tftpd32 - DHCP, TFTP, SNTP and Syslog server + TFTP client
    * TinyPiano - piano keyboard
    * Tireal TFT Test - Test Monitor
    * TrashReg - clean registry + removal from the registry key protection programs Trial. Start with Ctrl update program
    * TrueCrypt - that creates an encrypted container (looks like a normal file mp3, avi, etc.), which can then be connected to a disk and store the information
    * Tunatic - identification of music
    * UFS Explorer - to view file system (can be damaged), including Linux and MacOS, and data recovery
    * UltraISO - recording discs.Understands the 35 image formats, mount, Ripping, create AudioCD, boot flash drives, converting image formats [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * UninstallTool - more functional replacement of "Add or Remove Programs"
    * Universal Extractor - extracting packed files, supports a huge number of Packers (scroll to the object)
    * Universal Virus Sniffer - the fight against unknown viruses. Copes with Winlock. Its recovery OS. Able to work with inactive OS. Start with Ctrl update program
    * Unlocker - Unlock, rename, delete, move files and folders, the process employed, or have an incorrect name (scroll to the object)
    * UoPilot - emulation of mouse and keyboard actions. Start with Ctrl update program
    * UPX Shell - packer executable files
    * Upx Unpacker - UPX decompression protected
    * USB Disk Eject - to safely remove USB drives
    * USB Disk Storage Format Tool - formatting the flash drive, including NTFS, creating boot to DOS flash drives
    * USB Vaccine - protection against viruses stick with auto, by writing to non-removable flash files
    * USBMaster - control USB-storage devices (for details on the menu "Help")
    * USDownloader - easy download manager with popular file servers (iFolder, RapidShare, MegaUpload, DepositFiles, etc.)
    * uTorrent - client for network BitTorrent (P2P). Advertising cut. Start with Ctrl update program
    * Victoria - the test and analysis of HDD (help for F1)
    * VideoCacheView - Extract video files from the cache of web browsers
    * Virtual Panel - temporary panel, allows you to store a reference to the files and folders that have to consult frequently, and in fact refer to them as regular files
    * VirtualBox - create a virtual computer. You can run on the same computer multiple operating systems [Web-installer, the program is set to TC]
    * VirtualDub - video capture and processing. Wanted installed codecs
    * Virus Total Upload - to send a file to the site VirusTotal.com, where he was examined 40 vendors. You can drag a file to the button
    * Visual C ++ 2005 - 2012
    * VKMusic - allows you to search, listen online and download music and video from FaceBook, YouTube, Rutube and other sites
    * VMT - stress test video memory GPU
    * Volumouse - Sound Control, and others. using the mouse
    * WakeMeOnLan - remote turn on the computer
    * WebVideoCap - capture video files from web sites
    * WifiInfoView - an overview of active Wi-Fi networks. For each matching network shows extended information
    * WinContig - defragmenter HDD and Flash. Able to selectively defragment files and folders. Start with Ctrl update program
    * WinDjView - viewing djvu-files [Alt + F3 to open the file under the cursor]
    * ShiChuang 8 Firewall Control - protection from unwanted network activity, controls output applications over the Internet. Start with Ctrl update program
    * ShiChuang XP WPA-Patch - activation
    * WinHex - HEX-editor
    * WinRAR - functional archive. Works with locked files
    * WinRoll - windowing
    * WinSCP - graphical client protocols SFTP and SCP
    * WinUpack - packer executable files
    * Wireless Network Watcher - shows who connects to your WiFi
    * WirelessNetView - an overview of active Wi-Fi networks. For each matching network shows extended information
    * Wise InstallTailor - creating an answer file as mst for msi installers
    * X-Chat - IRC client. Supports parallel operation with multiple servers
    * XP Tweaker - tuning ShiChuang XP + Vista and 7 partially
    * XP-AntiSpy - tweaker system with an emphasis on off loopholes in XP / 2003 / Vista / 7. Start with Ctrl update program
    * Empty Trash, TEMP directories cache IE. Start with Ctrl - restart conductor with cleaning cache icons (icons recover damaged labels). Start with Shift will turn off the conductor
    * Registry tweaks - detailed description of + very useful system restore ShiChuang
    * Shtirlits - Decoding Text
    ... And much more ...
    List of plugins
    WCX plugins
    * btdir.wcx 0.1.0.4 Plugins\wcx\BtDir\btdir.wcx
    * CHMDir.wcx 0.41.0.18 Plugins\wcx\chm\CHMDir.wcx
    * deb.wcx 1.0.0.0 Plugins\wcx\deb\deb.wcx
    * DiskDirExtended.wcx 1.6.7.0 Plugins\wcx\DiskDirExtended\DiskDirExtended.wcx
    * sff.wcx 1.2.0.0 Plugins\wcx\Fax files sff\sff.wcx
    * gaup_pro.wcx 0.6.0.3 Plugins\wcx\GAUP_PRO\gaup_pro.wcx
    * GifWcx.wcx 1.5.0.1 Plugins\wcx\GifUnpack\GifWcx.wcx
    * HA.wcx 1.1.0.0 Plugins\wcx\ha\HA.wcx
    * hlp.wcx 1.0.2.0 Plugins\wcx\hlp\hlp.wcx
    * ICLRead.wcx 1.5.1.0 Plugins\wcx\iclread\ICLRead.wcx
    * InstExpl.wcx 0.9.1.0 Plugins\wcx\InstallExplorer\InstExpl.wcx
    * IShield.wcx 0.9.0.0 Plugins\wcx\IShield\IShield.wcx
    * iso.wcx 1.7.7.0 Plugins\wcx\iso\iso.wcx
    * cpio.wcx 1.0.0.79 Plugins\wcx\LinuxSetupFiles\cpio.wcx
    * rpm.wcx 1.1.0.188 Plugins\wcx\LinuxSetupFiles\rpm.wcx
    * MhtUnPack.wcx 1.9.1.0 Plugins\wcx\MhtUnPack\MhtUnPack.wcx
    * mpq.wcx 1.5.0.96 Plugins\wcx\mpq\mpq.wcx
    * Puzzle.wcx Plugins\wcx\Puzzle\Puzzle.wcx
    * TreeCopyPlus.wcx Plugins\wcx\TreeCopyPlus\TreeCopyPlus.wcx

    WDX plugins
    * AudioInfo.wdx 1.4.0.0 Plugins\wdx\AudioInfo\AudioInfo.wdx
    * autorun.wdx 2.0.0.0 Plugins\wdx\autorun\autorun.wdx
    * crc32tag.wdx Plugins\wdx\crc32tag\crc32tag.wdx
    * DirSizeCalc.wdx 2.2.1.0 Plugins\wdx\DirSizeCalc\DirSizeCalc.wdx
    * EncInfo.wdx Plugins\wdx\EncInfo\EncInfo.wdx
    * exif.wdx Plugins\wdx\exif\exif.wdx
    * FastFb2Wdx.wdx 1.2.0.16 Plugins\wdx\FastFb2\FastFb2Wdx.wdx
    * MediaInfoWDX.wdx 1.0.7.0 Plugins\wdx\MediaInfoWDX\MediaInfoWDX.wdx
    * NL_Info.wdx 1.2.0.0 Plugins\wdx\NL_Info\NL_Info.wdx
    * wdx_translit.wdx 1.6.0.0 Plugins\wdx\TransLit\wdx_translit.wdx
    * wdx4i.wdx 0.5.0.14 Plugins\wdx\wdx4i\wdx4i.wdx
    * xPDFSearch.wdx 1.0.7.0 Plugins\wdx\xPDFSearch\xPDFSearch.wdx
    * ShellDetails.wdx 1.2.4.0 Plugins\wdx\ShellDetails.wdx
    * TCTorrent.wdx 2.0.2.0 Plugins\wdx\TCTorrent.wdx

    WFX plugins
    * AceHelper.wfx 0.0.3.6 Plugins\wfx\AceHelper\AceHelper.wfx
    * ADBPlugin.wfx 10.4.0.0 Plugins\wfx\ADB\ADBPlugin.wfx
    * Back2Life.wfx Plugins\wfx\Back2Life\Back2Life.wfx
    * BadCopy.wfx 1.0.0.5 Plugins\wfx\BadCopy\BadCopy.wfx
    * cloudplugin.wfx 1.0.1.0 Plugins\wfx\cloudplugin\cloudplugin.wfx
    * cpl.wfx 1.0.0.0 Plugins\wfx\ControlPanel\cpl.wfx
    * decClipboardFS.wfx 3.6.3.361 Plugins\wfx\decClipboardFS\decClipboardFS.wfx
    * envvar.wfx 1.0.0.10 Plugins\wfx\Environment Variables\envvar.wfx
    * EventNT.wfx 1.4.2.25 Plugins\wfx\EventNT\EventNT.wfx
    * FSNetShare.wfx Plugins\wfx\FSNetShare\FSNetShare.wfx
    * httpbrowser.wfx Plugins\wfx\httpbrowser\httpbrowser.wfx
    * IECache.wfx Plugins\wfx\IECache\IECache.wfx
    * wfx_iOS.wfx 1.2.0.0 Plugins\wfx\iOS\wfx_iOS.wfx
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              Federal Judge Applies Long-Established Securities Law to ICOs      Cache   Translate Page      
    Miami Judge Rules Bitcoin Is Not Money; Dismisses Money Laundering, Transmitting Charges

    Does a decades-old securities law apply to an initial coin offering (ICO)? In a case that represents the first time securities laws have been applied to cryptocurrencies, a district judge says it may.

    On September 11, 2018, in a district courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, Judge Raymond Dearie ruled that two ICOs were securities, based on established laws that govern the financial instruments. His decision does not imply that all ICOs are securities, but that simply calling a token a “currency” does not preclude it from being classified as a security.  

    Turning back a few pages, in October 2017, businessman Maksim Zaslavskiy was accused of misleading investors in two separate ICOs. He raised about $300,000 in a cryptocurrency called REcoin, which he claimed was backed by real estate, and a cryptocurrency called Diamond, which he claimed was backed by diamonds. In truth, no real estate nor diamonds backed either of the coins, and Zaslavskiy was charged in a criminal complaint with conspiracy and two counts of securities fraud — charges that carry up to five years in jail and a fine.

    Zaslavskiy moved to have the charges dismissed. He argued that his ICOs were not securities, but “the exchange of one currency for another,” and that securities laws are too “unconstitutionally vague” to be applied to his case. 

    Cornell law professor Robert Hockett calls the insistence that the laws are vague a “Hail Mary.” “It is a fallback argument,” he told Bitcoin Magazine. “At first the defendant says the law is clear in that it clearly does not apply, but then he effectively says, ‘I have no way of knowing what I can do because the law is unclear.’”

    Judge Dearie found the laws clear enough. He pointed out that laws are meant to be interpreted flexibly. He then went on to determine that the two ICOs in question were “investment contracts” by applying the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, one of the most important pieces of legislation governing securities, and the Howey Test, a checklist regulators use to determine if an asset is a security.

    Specifically, the Howey Test determines that a transaction represents an investment contract if "a person invests his money in a common enterprise and is led to expect profits solely from the efforts of the promoter or a third party." According to case documents, Judge Dearie found that REcoin and Diamond investors “undoubtedly expected to receive profits in their investments.”

    In his arguments, Judge Dearie also referenced the DAO Report, an investigative report issued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in July 2017 claiming that tokens sold on an Ethereum-based investment fund were securities, and public statements made by SEC Chairman Jay Clayton on cryptocurrencies and ICOs in December 2017. At that time, Clayton noted that “simply calling something a ‘currency’ or a currency-based product does not mean that it is not a security.”

    “Combined with statements the SEC chairman made previously, yesterday’s decision lends further credence to what many of us believe, which is that offered coins will count as investment contracts and hence securities,” said Hockett. “The SEC has made noises that ICOs were securities, but up until now, there has been no official legal ruling declaring they were.”

    The case still has to go to trial and, ultimately, it will be up to a jury to decide whether the ICO in question was a security. Still, Hockett said: “I really doubt an appellate court will overturn the district court’s ruling.”  

    ICOs have been a major source of controversy in the crypto space. So far, about $20 billion has been raised in ICOs, most of that in the last two years. In a talk at MIT in April 2018, Gary Gensler, former chairman of the Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), another regulatory body that has weighed in on ICOs, noted “significant noncompliance” with securities laws in the cryptocurrency space. “Many initial coin offerings, probably well over a thousand, many crypto exchanges, probably 100 to 200, are basically operating outside of U.S. law,” he said.



    This article originally appeared on Bitcoin Magazine.


              Kroger Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results      Cache   Translate Page      

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              Journey through Social Emotional Development as it Pertains to School      Cache   Translate Page      
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    Why Do We Need And Think About Social Emotional Development?

    For a child to develop:

    • Self-Awareness
    • Self-Management
    • Social Awareness
    • Relationship Skills
    • Decision Making

    Without these skills, children are at a higher risk for mental, behavioral and developmental disorders.  The latest statistics from the CDC show that 1 in 7 children (ages 2-8-years old) have a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder.

    What They Need to Master in Their Social Emotional Development

    PK2 to Kindergarten years:

    1. Balancing attachment/relationship with their parent and autonomy from parent.
    2. Understanding and recognition of values and standards of parent/school.
    3. Being able to settle their emotional states more times than not (doing this 100% of the time does not happen until early adulthood).
    4. Ability to imagine and anticipate consequences of their behavior.

    Elementary School Years:

    1. Ability to delay gratification and impulsivity (not fully developed until late adolescence).
    2. Ability to tolerate frustration
    3. Moving away from concrete thinking to ambiguous thought

    To achieve and attain the social emotional skills needed to succeed and be ready for Kindergarten they must be able to:

    1. Move from being ego-centric and using magical thinking to logical and concrete thinking view of their environment/relationships
    2. Sense of self and able to handle autonomous tasks-
      1. Making choices/plans
      2. Solving problems
      3. Taking care of personal needs
    3. Regulate their emotions most of the time – by being able to have:
      1. frustration tolerance,
      2. impulse control,
      3. emotional intelligence

    What it looks like in school while they are mastering these skills:

    Toddlers 1-3 y/o

    • Easily frustrated when not able to communicate &/or attain a task they are interested in
    • Will bite, scream, hit to set a boundary
    • They often have very big reactive emotional outbursts
    • Will follow, scream at, whine to, or touch a caregiver to get  a circle of connection 
    • Their emotions are intense but often short-lived (90 seconds-10min).
    • They want to do things independently, but still require the caregiver’s assistance and security.
    • Tantrums are common. 3 major conflicts per hour. 1 minor conflict per minute
    • Toddlers can parallel play at this stage; playing next to a friend not with them. When a friend intrudes in play “mine” effect ensues.

    Preschoolers 3.5-5 y/o

    • They like knowing and understanding the rules, as well as what the consequence will be if they break them. So they will ask about them or break them to be clear on what they are
    • To build friendships and relationships. They have active imaginations, and enjoy dramatic play with other children where they work out issues of power and control and good and evil.
    • They still have big feelings, but if assisted can eventually express their big feelings with words.
    • Preschoolers love to feel important and seen. They may show this with “bad behavior” most times than not.
    • They start to feel aggression and can often be controlling or demanding. 
    • They have the ability to take turns, play games that emphasize taking turns, delaying gratification, and impulse control. (board games, Uno, team sports, etc)

    Elementary School Years 5-11 y/o

    • Defends and debates when in trouble, when someone sets a boundary, or when loosing/failing.
    • When a word is mispronounced, or rule/routine switched child will point out the minuscule discrepancy
    • Loses control or feeling state when a friend “hurts” them/feelings
    • Most time rigid with thoughts, rules, and transitions

    How you can support your child from 0-5 years old:

    1. Drop your kids off on time.  In early childhood education, school starts at drop off.  This is the time when children practice saying good bye to the safety of home and hello to school and their autonomy. Lack of regularity at drop off creates fear that then shows up as negative behavior in the classroom.
    2. With as much consistency as possible, pick your children up at school at the same time. If necessary, predict in the morning if your pick up will be different that day. When you show up at different times and there is no regularity, you create anxiety and lack of safety for your children, which results in negative behavior in the classroom.
    3. Tell your child that the teacher is on your “team” and teachers’ rules are followed at school and mommy & daddy’s rules are followed at home.
    4. Maintain a bedtime and morning routine that is consistent and predictable for your little one to reduce outbursts and tantrums.
    5. At home try to continue to help them remember that they are one of many, they need to begin to practice how to share with the family just as they share at school
    6. Allow for multiple hours of unstructured play when at home – after school activities are not necessary in the preschool years

     

    How you can support your child in Elementary school:

    1. Wonder and help them learn what it means to be a student:

    •  Define what a student is to you and your family and give that definition and direction to your child.
    • Teach them how to study- children in this age group do not know how and need assistance.
    • Add homework time to their daily routine.  Try not to nag or punish them to do the homework.  Set the time for the homework to be done and when that time has passed tell them to stop.  If they have not finished, then allow them to go to school without the homework.  This will only happen a few times until they get use to the process. Most children in this age group can get their homework done within 2 hours or less. 
      • If extra-curricular activities are impinging on this time, take a moment as a family to see what activity needs to be removed &/or rescheduled.  School work and FREE PLAY in this age group needs to be prioritized over extra-curricular activities.
      • If your child is unwilling to do or try to do the homework after you have consistently tried the above, this is a sign of something greater.  Children in this age group like to succeed and do well and their avoidance of homework can be a sign of learning disability, fears of failure in school, or that they need tutoring or more intensive help with their work.  Please get them assistance rather than punish.

    2. Teach them time management and help them organize large projects.  Try not “to-do” the work for them.

    Choosing Quality Care for your Children:

    • Be clear that their rules and values coincide with the rules and values of your home and family.

    • Identify the time it will take to drop off and pick up your child from school. Think about whether it is better to have it near your work or your home. This is different for each family but important to keep it in mind. Trying to get to a school that is too far away from home or work is something that can cause many issues at home and school.

    • Make sure the ratio of teacher to students is low. Small classes are better for children under 3 years old. NAEYC the national organization for preschools recommends these averages check their site the class of babies under 15 months must have an average of 1 teacher for 3 babies, based on the recommendations of NAEYC. MDCP-S average 17 students per 1 teacher. For a kindergarten classroom, this can be very large in size for children that are “shy” and/or leader- curious types.

    • Always verify that the daycare center has all the necessary licenses and can operate in your city, county and/or state. The NAEYC organization is a good place to start looking for daycare centers in your city.

    • Make sure the rules and routines of the day are based on knowledge and awareness of child development and that they are consistent. Ask them to explain to you how your child's day will be and the reasons why they have decided to create that routine and curriculum. 

    • Make sure the teachers and/or the lead teachers have advanced education in the care of young children. Ask if they have continuous training. Ask them about teacher’s professional development and education to make sure they have been given child development training

    • Make sure they give you access to the school and your child. A quality school will give you an opportunity to be a volunteer or part of the parent association. When schools do not give you access you have to question their reasons.

    • Find out what methods are used to discipline children individually/in the group especially when there has been a conflict between students.  Make sure they match your discipline style and what you do at home

    • If for some reason you do not feel safe at school. Do not question yourself, take it as a hunch and look for another school

    “Be mindful of the school you choose since that school and its culture will become part of your family life and home.”  -Lina Acosta Sandaal, M.A., LMFT 

     

     


              iNext World Flight: BMW Reveals Next Generation Autonomous Electric Car In A Cargo Plane      Cache   Translate Page      
    Yesterday, I've joined the iNEXT World Flight when it landed in San Francisco airport and boarded Lufthansa Cargo's Boeing 777F - the most advanced and efficient cargo aircraft in its class - where BMW presented its vision for the future of mobility, the iNext autonomous and electric crossover.
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               Volvo's self-driving Vera concept keeps on truckin' without a cabin       Cache   Translate Page      

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    Much is said about the emergence of autonomous cars on our streets, but enclosed areas like ports, factories and corporate campuses may well be where they are put to work first. With this future in mind, Volvo has just announced a new electric vehicle concept built to tow loads around these kinds of environments all on its lonesome, so much so they haven't even bothered with a cabin.

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              Intel stock gains after Northland Capital ends bearish call      Cache   Translate Page      

    Shares of Intel Corp. are up 0.8% in premarket trading after Northland Capital Markets analyst Gus Richard upgraded the stock to market perform from underperform. "While we see few near-term positive catalysts, neither does anyone else," he wrote, adding that sentiment toward the stock is "nearing a nadir." He deems the risk/reward more balanced with shares down 23% from their 52-week high. Ultimately, he believes that the company's Optane product, developed in conjunction with Micron Technology Inc. , could prove useful to companies looking to improve performance while conserving power for artificial-intelligence tasks. He also thinks the company's Mobileye unit "has a significant lead in autonomous vehicles," perhaps two years ahead of its closest competitor. Intel shares were down 2.7% so far this year, as of Wednesday's close, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 5.2% over that time.

    Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


              EclipseCon Europe 2018: Sponsor Testimonial: Renesas      Cache   Translate Page      
    Renesas has been developing our own Eclipse based IDE product now for over 8 years for Embedded Developers using Renesas hardware. Last year was our first with a booth and this gave us a great opportunity to show the attendees what we are doing and really get to meet members of the community. Be sure to visit our booth this year for a look at our OpenADx autonomous driving simulation technology demonstrator!

              Global Smart Transportation Market to 2023 - Evolution of Semi-Autonomous and Autonomous Vehicles Presents Market Opportunities      Cache   Translate Page      

    DUBLIN, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Smart Transportation Market by Transportation Mode, Solution, Service, Application, and Region - Global Forecast to 2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The smart transportation market is expected to grow from USD 75....


              BMW Builds the World’s First Completely Autonomous Self-Propelled Motorcycle to Study Safety Technology      Cache   Translate Page      

    The legendary motorcycle creator BMW Motorrad announced that they converted a prototype of their gorgeous R 1200 GS dual sport into a self-proppeled motorcycle that can operate completely autonomously. The idea behind creating this ConnectedRide technology is not to encourage riderless trips around town, but rather to use the technology as a means of further...

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              5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Already Transforming the Banking Industry      Cache   Translate Page      

    Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) -- and its growing impact on and applicability for individuals and businesses alike -- is one of today’s most widely discussed topics. From virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa,to chatbots created by Facebook and Drift , AI is having a significant impact on the lives of consumers.

    Related:#Five Technology Trends That Will Disrupt Your Banking Style

    A study from Statista showed that the number of consumers using virtual assistants worldwide is expected to exceed one billion in 2018. Additionally, a 2018 survey by Accenture projected that 37 percent of U.S. consumers will own a digital voice assistant (DVA) device by the end of 2018.

    It is readily apparent how AI-powered technology is making inroads into everyday life through DVAs and other consumer products, but AI is also having a transformative effect on an industry that impacts virtually all consumers and businesses: banking. Here are five ways that AI is already transforming the banking industry.

    Customer service automation

    As natural language processing technology evolves, consumers find it increasingly difficult to distinguish between a voice bot and a human customer service representative. This stems from improved abilities on the part of voice and chatbots to resolve customer issues without human intervention.

    The benefits to banks of customer service automation are obvious: AIcould lead to significant cost reductions. A recent study by Autonomous predicted that AI could lead to 1.2 million jobs being cut in the banking and lending industry, resulting in up to $450 billion in industrysavings by 2030.

    Despite the potential rewards customer service automation promises, banks and other businesses need to proceed with caution in relying too heavily on voice and chatbots. The popularity of GetHuman illustrates this: It'sa website that connects consumers with human CSRs to resolve their issue. In fact, voice and chatbots often work best when augmenting rather than replacing humans. At a minimum, the option to speak to a human, if necessary, should be readily available.

    Related:This Banker Explains Why Confluence of Fintech and Banks is Unavoidable

    Want an example of how banks are creatively employing AI to serve customers? The Swiss bank UBS, ranked number 35 globally for its volume of assets, according to Accuity’s August 2018 global bank rankings --has partnered with Amazon to incorporate its “ Ask UBS ” service into Alexa-powered Echo speaker devices.

    Ask UBS, which is aimed at UBS’s European wealth management clients, enables users to receive wide-ranging advice and analysis on global financial marketsjust by “asking” Alexa. “Ask UBS” also acts as a teaching resource, offering definitions and examples of acronyms and jargon related to the financial industry.

    While Ask UBS can make a call from a UBS financial advisor to a customer’s phone upon request, it is not yet able to access individual portfolios, execute trades or perform other transactions; it can'toffer personalized advice based on a client’s holdings and goals. According to the Wall Street Journal , the reason is primarily security and privacy concerns. More in-depth and personalized service through a DVA may not be far off, though. In the article, a UBS spokesman stated that the company's aim isto make “Ask UBS” and similar tools “secure, compliant, and trustable for clients.”

    Personalization

    Banks have access to a wealth of customer data, including detailed demographics, website analyticsand records of online and offline transactions. By utilizing machine learning to integrate and analyze information from multiple, discrete databases to form a 360-degree customer view, banks are better positioned to personalize products, servicesand interactions based on the behavior of individual clients.

    According to James Eardley , global director of industry marketing for enterprise software giant SAP, “The next step within the digital service model is for banks to price for the individual, and to negotiate that price in real time, taking personalization to the ultimate level.”

    While personalized pricing of this kind may only become prevalent in the future, banks are already utilizingAI-processed behavioral data to advise individual clients on appropriate credit and savings products, based on their goals and habits. Santander, the world’s 14th largest bank , measured by its current assets, even hosted a competition , with a prize of $60,000, on the machine learning crowdsourcing site Kaggle , encouraging data scientists to write code that better “pairs products with people.”

    Security

    In the banking and payments industry, personalization extends far beyond marketing and product customization,into security. A growing number of banks are utilizing biometric data, like fingerprints, to replace or augment passwords and other forms of client verification.

    A report by Goode Intelligence forecast that 1.9 billion bank customers will be using some form of biometric identification by 2021. The Guardian reported that U.K. bank Halifax even experimented with Bluetooth wristbands that identified a client’s unique heartbeat to authenticate account access.

    In a widely discussed innovation to its popular iPhone, Apple has evolved its Face ID so that it now uses AI-powered facial-recognition techno
              In the Know: Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence in Security      Cache   Translate Page      

    You’ve seen that movie, the one where humans fabricate robots that are so human-like they end up taking over the world. What was once the plot line for every other sci-fi film is now leaking into the reality of our everyday lives.

    The future of artificial intelligence isn’t so distant with voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa , and autonomously-powered self-driving vehicles already on the market. But these technologies still have a way to go and some would argue that these advancements aren’t true artificial intelligence because they lack the ability to learn. A pure artificial intelligence can improve on past iterations, becoming more intelligent and aware, creating pathways to enhance its capabilities and knowledge. In the movies, that’s when the machines really takeover. Artificial intelligence within the endpoint and network security context is still limited because it depends on benign and malicious content to “train” on. With new attack vectors, if the security solution didn’t have a chance to learn it then it is still vulnerable and on a par with legacy AV and network IPS where new threats remain undetected.

    With our current technology, we tend to think more in terms of pseudo-artificial intelligence. Meaning, when a machine mimics cognitive functions that humans consider human. That includes learning, reasoning, and problem solving, which we also define as “ machine learning .”


    In the Know: Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence in Security
    Marketing Hype or Security Gold?

    In the last few years, there has been a lot of buzz around artificial intelligence and machine learning. RSA conferences featuring companies claiming to use artificial intelligence raised a lot of interest, and provided participants with the opportunity to break through the marketing hype and really dig into the innovations that will one day advance the future of artificial intelligence in security.

    As it turns out, many products marketed as using artificial intelligence are just well-established technology like machines that can recognize and identify hostile traffic. Spam filters, anyone?

    As a result, Cybersecurity professionals are starting to see through the smoke and in a survey , 87% said “it will be more than three years before they really feel comfortable trusting AI to carry out any significant cybersecurity decisions.”

    Future of Artificial Intelligence in Security Still Bright

    While confidence behind the technology has room for improvement, the future of artificial intelligence is limitless. We are already witnessing machine learning quantify risk, detecting network attacks and traffic anomalies, and pinpointing malicious applications. But with an onslaught of threats like non-malware and fileless attacks, plus a lack of security manpower, we need the technology to evolve and fast. In North America alone, the infosec community is overloaded with roughly 10,000 security alerts per day .

    Technological boons will help this perfect storm by offsetting the lack of experience among security workers. With the growing availability of big data and heavy-lifting graphic-processing units, we’re likely to see a renaissance period for artificial intelligence beginning this year.

    The evolution won’t come easily or cheaply though. Artificial intelligence solutions require a great deal of backend infrastructure. And the massive computation power necessary for daily training and updating models is still quite expensive.

    Machine vs. Machine

    Cybercrime rings aren’t run by robots yet, but we can assume that as we are leveraging artificial intelligence, so are they. Using the same underlying technology, malicious actors can develop cleaner, more convincing attacks, which could even trick the keenest security professional.

    While artificial intelligence is here to help improve detection, it is not a one-stop-shop. We will continue to need system-wide monitoring and a behavioral approach while current endpoint solutions with artificial intelligence are still static and blind to in-process threats.

    SentinelOne takes the possibility of a machine vs. machine security scenario seriously. Our approach combines AI and machine learning in several detection layers, added with a visibility and monitoring capability that allows an unprecedented view into an endpoint’s activities.

    Endpoints are the point of entry into your environment, your data, your credentials, and potentially your entire business. A compromised endpoint provides everything an attacker needs to gain a foothold on your network, steal data, and potentially hold it to ransom. Unless you secure your critical endpoints (including servers, laptops, and desktops), you may be leaving the front door wide open for attackers.

    Attackers have figured out how to bypass traditional antivirus software with fileless attacks designed to hide within sanctioned applications and even within the OS itself.

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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. Chris Penrose, president of IoT Solutions at AT&T, noted that cellular LPWA IoT services are finally starting to live up to the hype surrounding their early rollouts, saying that ‘use cases are taking off,’ and adding: ‘It’s about how we now truly scale this industry.’ *Vodafone Group* is doubling the number of LTE cell sites supporting the NB-IoT standard, with its existing NB-IoT networks in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Spain, Turkey, South Africa and Australia to be densified while new networks will be commercially launched in the UK, Romania and Hungary, TechRadar reports. 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. Jurgen Hase, CEO at Unlimit, said: ‘With the addition of BSNL’s connectivity, we are further expanding our services and capabilities to help scale essential IoT projects in India and contribute significantly in the digitisation of the rural society.’ Anupam Shrivastava, BSNL chairman, added: ‘By combining our pan-India coverage, last mile network access, and bandwidth with Unlimit’s range of services, we will help enterprises accelerate the pace of their new innovations and fast-track the digital transformation process.’ *BlackBerry* has unveiled ‘BlackBerry Spark’, described as the only Enterprise of Things (EoT) platform designed for ultra-secure hyperconnectivity from the kernel to the edge. BlackBerry Spark is aimed at manufacturers of complex ‘things’ such as autonomous vehicles and industrial equipment with the highest levels of security and safety-certification, as well as consumer-friendly interfaces to complex processes and AI, such as voice-activated speakers with built-in privacy protection. The platform is also designed for enterprises to leverage AI and manage smart 'things' regardless of operating system (Android, iOS, Linux, QNX, Windows) as well as snap-in existing platform services such as Android Things, AWS, Azure and Watson. BlackBerry also claims the Spark platform will make ‘military-grade’ security easy and intuitive for end users. In another launch with eyes firmly on security, US operator *Sprint*, in partnership with its Japanese parent *SoftBank Group*’s member companies *Packet* and *Arm*, has unveiled the ‘Curiosity IoT’ platform, enabling enterprises to manage IoT devices and connectivity over the air across multiple SIM profiles. 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*.
              GOLDMAN SACHS SHARES END LOWER FOR RECORD 10TH DAY / THE FINANCIAL TIMES      Cache   Translate Page      

    Goldman Sachs shares end lower for record 10th day

    Long losing streak is the worst since the investment bank floated in 1999

    Peter Wells in New York



    © FT


    Goldman Sachs shares notched a 10th consecutive decline and their longest losing streak since becoming a public company amid a recent sell-off for financials and concerns about investment banking deal flow.

    Down 0.7 per cent at $230.21, the Wall Street stalwart was the outlier among financial stocks on Tuesday, with the KBW bank index up ¼ of 1 per cent and the S&P 500 banks index 0.2 per cent higher. The benchmark S&P 500 closed 0.4 per cent higher today.

    The 10-day losing streak is Goldman’s longest since it went public in May 1999, according to analysis of Thomson Reuters data by the Financial Times. Moreover, the stock has only closed higher in one of the past 13 sessions.

    This decline surpasses the nine-day losing streak it endured back in May 2008. And it also tops the eight consecutive falls recorded at the height of the financial crisis, when Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, Merrill Lynch was sold to Bank of America and American International Group was saved by a multibillion dollar government bailout.

    Guy Moszkowski, analyst at Autonomous, said the pullback could relate to the recent run up in Goldman shares, which rose 10 per cent between the start of July and the end of August.

    “If I look at the charts for Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, or JPMorgan for the last 10 days they don’t really look all that different,” he said.

    “That said, the equity market overall has been under pressure and if you look at investment banking transaction flow since the start of the quarter it hasn’t been good. Meanwhile estimates for Goldman Sachs had been going up since late July . . . Maybe investors are concerned that trend will reverse”.

    Over the past 10 sessions, Goldman shares have shed 5.1 per cent. That compares with declines of 4.1 per cent for Citigroup, 2.9 per cent for Wells Fargo and 2 per cent for JPMorgan, which are the three-worst performers in the S&P 500 banks index over that period.

    Goldman, though, is a member of the S&P 500’s diversified financial index, and is doing better than only E Trade, Franklin Resources and T Rowe Price over the past 10 sessions.

    A former Goldman partner raised ethical concerns before leaving the bank in 2015, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing people close to the matter.

    Goldman shares are down 9.6 per cent so far in 2018, but down 15.8 per cent from their record closing high in March.


    Additional reporting by Laura Noonan
              Watching BMW’s autonomous motorcycle is equal parts awesome and creepy      Cache   Translate Page      

    BMW's motorcycle-building division has developed a self-riding R 1200 GS but ghost bikes aren't hitting the road anytime soon. The one-off prototype will help BMW build smarter bikes that can detect and avoid accidents.

    The post Watching BMW’s autonomous motorcycle is equal parts awesome and creepy appeared first on Digital Trends.


              Software Developer Co-op - Canadian Tire Corporation - Kitchener, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
    Design and implement a project that demonstrates the capability of autonomous. That requires the completion of a co-op work term....
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              Global Smart Transportation Market To 2023 - Evolution Of Semi-Autonomous And Autonomous Vehicles Presents Market Opportunities      Cache   Translate Page      


              Smart building | How A.I. & autonomous cranes could revolutionise construction      Cache   Translate Page      

    intsite autonomous crane for the construction industryIf you build it, the robots will come, says Malek Murison, as he reports on how one startup sees the potential to make construction smarter, cheaper, faster – and safer. Although the use of AI, robots, and autonomous systems in construction is on the rise, the industry remains “severely under-digitised”, according to research firm McKinsey. This […]

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              Impossible Aerospace: Startup shakes up drones with new battery tech      Cache   Translate Page      

    impossible aerospace - new drone battery technologyDrones have made enormous progress in recent years. Computer vision technology has been steadily improving; obstacles can be detected and avoided; and autonomous flight systems have lowered the barrier to entry to anyone with a few hundred dollars to spend. All of this has allowed aerial drones and their payloads – ranging from optical cameras […]

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              BMWはバイクの無人走行技術で「より安全なバイクライド」を実現しようとしている      Cache   Translate Page      
    #source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000
    4輪自動車の自動運転カーの開発がさまざまな企業で進められているのと並行して、2輪の世界でも自動運転バイクの開発が進められています。BMWもそんな開発メーカーの一つですが、開発の目的は単に自動で走るバイクではなく、人が運転する一方でその安全性を高めるためであることが示されています。BMW built a self-riding motorcycle to help develop safety tech - Roadshowhttps://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/bmw-self-riding-autonomous-motorcycle/BMW’s Self-Driving Motorcycl 全文
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              JET Exam 2018-2019 | Apply Online-Desk Operator/Steno Joint Employment Test      Cache   Translate Page      

    JET Exam JET Exam Board, an autonomous institute under Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India has released JET Exam 2018 Notification with the motive to fill up 766 Desk operator/ Steno vacancies. Applications are invited through online mode for JET Exam 2018 from eligible and capable for recruitment to Desk operator/ Steno Posts. Applicants ...

    The post JET Exam 2018-2019 | Apply Online-Desk Operator/Steno Joint Employment Test appeared first on Recruitmentinboxx.com.


              Gazprom Neft, CNPC set oil-recovery study      Cache   Translate Page      
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    Gazprom Neft, CNPC set oil-recovery study OGJ Exploration News

    Gazprom Neft and China National Petroleum Corp. will study feasibility of surfactant flooding of Sutorminskoye oil field in Russia’s Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Area as a first step under a new technical partnership. The companies agreed to develop and adopt advanced techniques for ... more ... Statistics : 1 Post || 2 Views Post by NewsPoster

              VIDEO: Kampanye Pemilihan Parlemen di Kurdistan Irak Dimulai      Cache   Translate Page      

    BINTANGNEWS.com – Kampanye untuk pemilihan parlemen di wilayah Kurdistan semi-otonomi Irak sudah dimulai. Pihak-pihak yang berbeda membuat persiapan untuk bersaing guna meraih 111 kursi yang diperebutkan. Kakalaw Abdulla melaporkan dari Erbil.
    Campaigning begins for parliamentary elections in Iraq’s Kurdistan

    Campaigning begins for parliamentary elections in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. Different parties are making preparations to compete for the 111 seats. Kakalaw Abdulla reports from Erbil.***


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    Sky Betting & Gaming - Leeds - What you'll do... The Technical Delivery Manager will be responsible for coaching, mentoring and leading autonomous engineering teams who...
              Nurse Practitioner      Cache   Translate Page      
    Hay River Health & Social Services Authority

    The Nurse Practitioner Primary Care – (NP-PC) is an autonomous practitioner who will provide residents of Hay River with advanced health assessment, diagnosis, intervention and follow up care in accordance with the Northwest Territories (NWT) Nurse Practitioner (NP) acts, regulations, policies, standards, guidelines, mission and the objectives of the Hay River Health & Social Services Authority (HRHSSA). The NP-PC will ensure residents have access to timely, professional and sustainable health services required to maintain optimal health. The Nurse Practitioner will collaborate with patients, clients, residents and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for health care in communities; develops and implements population and evidence-based strategies to improve health, and participates in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices.

     

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

    • The NP-PC must be able to make accurate medical diagnosis of common illness, identify critically ill and destabilizing chronically ill clients and apply critical thinking when formalizing evaluations resulting in differential medical diagnosis. In addition, the incumbent must be able to implement appropriate treatment plans based on diagnosis within a NP-PC scope of practice.
    • The NP-PC must have advanced knowledge of, and an ability to apply, advanced processes (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) and advanced nursing practice to ensure that the clients’ physical, emotional, psycho-social, spiritual, educational and daily living needs are met as defined within the NP-PC registration requirements by the Registered Nurses Association of the NWT and Nunavut (RNANT/NU)
    • An ability to educate patients and their families (when applicable) on appropriate self-care methods and techniques.
    • An ability to provide emergency care and treatment, as the position is required to perform advanced nursing functions beyond basic nursing training in accordance with standards, policies and guidelines of the Department of H&SS, HRHSSA and the RNANTNU.

    An ability to effectively triage clients’ health care needs

    • ACLS
    • PALS/APLS
    • BTLS
    • NRP
    • TNCC  

    This level of knowledge is commonly acquired through the successful completion of a Nursing Degree, plus a postgraduate education program (Master’s Degree) as a Nurse Practitioner and 2 years directly related nursing experience. Further qualifications listed on the Job Description found at www.hayriverhealth.ca .

    Status:        Full Time, Indeterminate

    Salary:         Range 22, $58.73 to $70.11 per hour

    Competition No:     049-18

    Closing Date: Open until a suitable candidate found

     

    In addition to an attractive salary, we offer a Northern Allowance of $2.86 per hour up to $5,571 per year. All job offers are subject to references, a satisfactory Criminal Records Check (including vulnerable sector search) and an Employee Health Risk Assessment. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

    Interested applicants may submit a resume or application, quoting competition number to:

    Human Resources

    Hay River Health & Social Services Authority

    37911 Mackenzie Highway

    Hay River, NT X0E 0R6

    Fax: (867) 874-8345

    hrhssa_competitions@gov.nt.ca

    If you would like this information in another official language, contact us at (867) 874-8111

    Si vous voulez ces informations dans une autre langue officielle, contactez-nous à (867) 874-8111


              Mobile App Developer (Android & IOS) at Etech Mobile      Cache   Translate Page      
    Etech Mobile is a Technical Solution Provider which is specialized on providing Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) for various telecom operators, enterprises and content providers alike to render exquisite and innovative services in a very cost effective way; providing a full range of Content aggregator services in the VAS sector including Mobile Marketing (Promotional Mobile Sweepstakes Contest, direct carrier billing, ShortCode Promotional Coupons, ShortCode Voting and Polling ), Mobile content monetization, Mobile Apps Development. Requirements The Mobile Application Developer works to develop innovative mobile solutions using appropriate technologies. This developer will participate in enterprise development projects. Participate in requirements gathering sessions + years developing mobile applications (Android or iOS). 3+ years using Xamarin / Xamarin Forms / Ionic frameworks. Test Driven Development (TDD) and testing patterns. Ability to define technical design for mobile application eco system (enterprise integration working with REST services, Vendor Mobile APIS, Push notifications, etc.). Worked on Social API integration, Core location APIs, Payment gateway integration, Google Maps, Web Views, and Push Notification Service. In App Purchase, Push Notification, Core Data, Storyboard, Auto-Layout, Adaptive Layout. Design Patterns such as Dependency Injection (DI) and Model-View (MVC/MVP/MVVM) 3+ years' experience developing systems using .NET, C#, ASP.NET Deep understanding of web services and integration with third-party systems. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both as part of a team and autonomously. Ability to code from technical specifications. Level of education Bachelor's Degree Skills: Integration .NET Framework Requirements Gathering jQuery C# Web Services Mobile Applications Testing HTML5 AJAX Technical Skills: 3+ years of developing with JavaScript, AngularJS, Typescript or any equivalent 3+ years developing mobile applications using AngularJS and Ionic. Strong knowledge of Objective C, Swift, XCode, Cocoa Testing using NUnit, XUnit or any equivalent. Experience with using tools such as nuget, npm, gulp, and grunt. Experience with using git, or other solutions for Source control Experience with using features of Amazon AWS and or Microsoft Azure Strong in the following technologies: JAVA t (C#), MVC, Razor, HTML, CSS, WCF, CSS/Bootstrap, JavaScript/JavaScript Frameworks (jQuery and Knockout), HTML5, LINQ, AJAX, UI/UX Design, Entity Framework. Expertise within the .NET Framework is important as well as full exposure to the software development life cycle. Thorough understanding of multi-tiered applications. Socket Programming, Network Programming, Chat Servers, XMPP and SIP Library Exposures in a production e nvironment is an added advantage
              Open Throttle On Automotive Innovation      Cache   Translate Page      
    Functional safety takes focus as the autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicle market expands.
              BMW’s autonomous R 1200 GS motorcycle is a safety equipment testbed      Cache   Translate Page      
    BMW Motorrad has unveiled an autonomous motorcycle that is cooler than most of the autonomous cars that are out there. The bike itself is a BMW Motorrad R 1200 GS adventure bike. These bikes are normally festooned with panniers for holding gear and clothing when you see them cruising the roads. BMW’s autonomous bike packs all sorts of electronics inside … Continue reading
              A very rare white marble 'Mythical beast' stone panel, early Tang dynasty (618-907)      Cache   Translate Page      

    A very rare white marble 'Mythical beast' stone panel, early Tang dynasty (618-907)

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    Lot 4. A very rare white marble 'Mythical beast' stone panel, early Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 16 in., 40.6 cm; Width 19 3/4  in., 50.2 cm. Estimate: 150,000 — 250,000 USDLot sold 300,000. © Sotheby's.

    the rectangular fragment deftly carved in relief with a mythical leonine beast depicted in profile striding forward with the interior fore paw raised in motion, the jaws agape in a ferocious aspect, a pointed ear set behind the jaw and below a single curved horn, the luxuriant curled mane and tail delineated with finely carved lines, the powerful body carved with flange-like thick curled tufts of fur running down the back and limbs, above stylized clouds carved of similar coiled flanges tapering to wisps, wood base (2).

    Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978).  

    NoteThe present stone fragment was likely once a panel of a funerary structure, possibly a decorative panel of a wall or door of a sarcophagus. The walls of the sarcophagus of Li Shou, Prince Jing of Huai'an, now housed in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Museum and illustrated in Angela Falco Howard, et. al, Chinese Sculpture, 2006, Beijing, fig. 2.39, feature relief carvings of beasts and stylized clouds similar to the present example on its walls and around the tomb door. The tomb of Li Shou, a cousin of Tang emperor Gaozu, was erected in 631 within the emperor's Xianling necropolis. Other funerary structures from this period feature painted or incised decoration, rather than the lively relief-carving like that which is seen on the tomb of Li Shou. This comparison and the variations in contemporary tomb embellishment would suggest that the present panel was once meant to protect the spirit of a member of the court elite.

    It is worth considering as well a funerary stele erected for Xiao Hongtian, illustrated in Yao Qian and Gu Bing, Nan chao ling mu shi ke, [Tomb Carvings of the Southern Dynasties], Beijing, 1981, pls. 55 and 56. Xiao was conferred as ruler of the Linchuan region in the year 502, and perished in 526. The main face of the stele comprises eight square panels with relief-carved striding mythical beasts among cloud wisps, within foliate borders. The more robust and full body of the present panel implies a slightly later date than the Xiao stele, as does the more stylized and developed treatment of the clouds.

    Sotheby's. Junkunc: Chinese Buddhist Sculpture, New York, 12 Sep 2018


              Director & Manager Administration - University of South Asia - Lahore      Cache   Translate Page      
    Director & Manager Administration. University of South Asia is a private sector autonomous university with its Act passed by Punjab Assembly, dully empowered to...
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              Black Consciousness and the quest for true humanity – Steve #Biko      Cache   Translate Page      
    Steve Biko was assassinated on this day, September 12, 1977 by South African police and security services. Biko founded the South African Students’ Organisation in 1968 for autonomous organising of black students against Apartheid. Out of Fanon and Black liberation struggles elsewhere, he developed the ideology of Black Consciousness. We republish Steve Biko’s 1972/3 article on the […]
              Entry Level Outside Sales - Area Manager - CCP Industries - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
    Job Description: ENTRY LEVEL OUTSIDE SALES If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want the day-to-day freedom of working autonomously, outside sales may be... $36,000 a year
    From CCP Industries - Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:20:06 GMT - View all Cheyenne, WY jobs
              9/13/2018: DRIVING: AUTONOMOUS CARS FOCUS OF FCA SITE      Cache   Translate Page      

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is spending more than US$30 million on a new autonomous-vehicle testing facility on its Chelsea Proving Grounds in Michigan, the automaker has announced. Testing programs at the site are slated to start this month. The...
              Apple patent application applies object recognition and dot projection to autonomous vehicles      Cache   Translate Page      
    A patent application by Apple for a vehicle headlight and display system which uses object recognition to provide better illumination...
              Test Site Assistant      Cache   Translate Page      
    PA-New Stanton, An autonomous vehicle company is currently hiring an assistant for its test site in the New Stanton, PA area. The test site assistant will be responsible for setting up and tearing down the driving course, building props and obstacles, and assisting the manager on a daily basis. Interested candidates should have: Experience using hand and power tools Ability to lift up to 50lbs. An interest in the
              China is reportedly tracking ethnic minorities by sticking QR codes with their personal information on their front doors      Cache   Translate Page      

    xinjiang uighur qr code

    • China is placing its Uighur ethnic minority under an unprecedented amount of surveillance and scrutiny.
    • One new tool of the authorities are QR codes which go on Uighurs' front doors. The codes contain personal information.
    • The codes have also been attached to kitchen knives owned by Uighurs, which appears to be in case the knives are used as weapons.
    • Rights groups have accused Beijing of imprisoning up to 1 million Uighurs in detention and indoctrination camps, and citing bogus excuses for doing so.

    China is tracking members of its Uighur ethnic minority by installing scannable QR codes on their front doors, according to a new report.

    Beijing has been coming under increasing international scrutiny over its treatment of the Uighurs, a majority-Muslim Turkic population living in the western region of Xinjiang.

    Over the past year China has installed 40,000 facial-recognition cameras across the region, forced Uighurs to download an app that monitors their cellphone activity, and built databases of DNA samples and fingerprints to keep track of people.

    The surveillance measures don't stop there.

    Officials in some localities have started putting QR codes — a type of two-dimensional barcode — containing Uighurs' personal information next to their front doors, Human Rights Watch reported on Monday.

    A Uighur who left Xinjiang in 2017, identified by the pseudonym Nurmuhemmet, told Human Rights Watch earlier this year: "Every ... home, where one enters, there's a QR code. Then every two days or every day, the cadres come and scan the QR code, so they know how many people live here."

    Beijing justifies its surveillance and crackdown in Xinjiang as preventing terrorism, and has repeatedly accused militant Uighurs of starting terrorist attacks across the country since at least the mid-1990s.

    Read more: How a Chinese region that accounts for just 1.5% of the population became one of the most intrusive police states in the world

    Xinjiang Uighur China

    Over the past few years, Chinese authorities have also forced Xinjiang residents to put QR codes on household tools that could be used as weapons.

    These include kitchen knives and craft knives, and the codes link to the owners' ID card numbers, Human Rights Watch said.

    By scanning the code, authorities can immediately see residents' identities, contact information, and how many potentially dangerous tools they own, according to a news report from the city of Korla, Xinjiang, which HRW cited.

    The Wall Street Journal's Josh Chin reported last December that a knife salesman in Aksu, a city in northwest Xinjiang, had to install a machine to turn a customer's ID card number, photo, ethnicity, and home address into a QR code.

    The code then had to be lasered onto the blade of any knife he sold.

    xinjiang uighur security

    China is accused of imprisoning up to 1 million Uighurs, with former detainees and witnesses describing scenes of physical and psychological torture in the camps.

    Authorities have cited a slew of seemingly bogus excuses for locking people up. One man was detained for being a terrorist suspect because he set his watch to a different time from Beijing, according to a former detainee.

    Beijing has denied that internment camps exist, but acknowledged that it has a program of "resettlement" for people it considers extremists.

    Earlier this week China told the UN's human rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, to "respect China's sovereignty" after she called on it to allow international monitors into Xinjiang.

    Read more: What it's like inside the internment camps China uses to oppress its Muslim minority, according to people who've been there

    SEE ALSO: Why the Muslim world isn't saying anything about China’s repression and 'cultural cleansing' of its downtrodden Muslim minority

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    Holybro Pixhawk 4 px4 (1.8.0 master) Takeoff issue on Skywalker X8

    Hello guys.We have some troubles here. We are trying to configure pixhawk 4 for full autonomous flight.  Before the launch aircraft sets elevons up and then exactly after launch, it throws elevons level (I think it tries to stabilize itself) and the next moment it sets them up again, but its too late and Skywalker already touches the ground. We have some videos of the launch and all logs. We really stucked at this moment and can't find a solution. Any assumption will be very useful. Sorry for mistakes if they are present (my native language is russian).Attaching some logs and video:https://youtu.be/eVfweGvgkBQhttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1_F5irlB4jnKr1CbdpnWlkJ6QgDiM8aqO/view?usp=sharingSee More

              Global Autonomous Cars Market Expected to Surpass CAGR of 39.7% by 2023 – Component Manufacturers (Continental AG, Bosch Mobility Solutions, Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductor, Cisco), Car Manufacturers (Tesla, Daimler, BMW, Others)      Cache   Translate Page      
    Global Autonomous Cars Market Expected to Surpass CAGR of 39.7% by 2023 – Component Manufacturers (Continental AG, Bosch Mobility Solutions, Infineon Technologies, NXP Semiconductor, Cisco), Car Manufacturers (Tesla, Daimler, BMW, Others) An innovative study report has been released by KD Market Insights highlighting the title “Autonomous Cars Market” report provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, supporting strategic and tactical decision–making. The report studies the Autonomous Cars Market

              Robotic herding of a flock of birds using drones      Cache   Translate Page      
    Researchers made a new algorithm for enabling a single robotic unmanned aerial vehicle to herd a flock of birds away from a designated airspace. This novel approach allows a single autonomous quadrotor drone to herd an entire flock of birds away without breaking their formation.
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    Meredith Attwell Baker, president and CEO of CTIA, spoke at MWCA 2018 about the need for improved regulation around 5G. (Image source: Mobile World Congress) 

    5G will be a key enabler for autonomous cars, the ever-expanding Internet of Things (IoT), smarter and faster artificial intelligence, and the push toward smart cities. But that's only if regulators can either get on board or get out of the way. The need for regulator support behind 5G was the main focus behind the opening keynote of Mobile World Congress Americas (MWCA) 2018 in Los Angeles. And while some of that support is already there, plenty of challenges lie ahead.

    According to a report released in April by CTIA, a trade association representing the US wireless communications industry, the US is among the top four countries leading the world in “5G readiness.” Yet it currently sits at number three, lagging behind China at number one (holding a “narrow lead,” according to CTIA) and South Korea holding second place. The US is ahead of Japan, which currently sits in fourth place.

    Speaking at MWCA, Meredith Attwell Baker, president and CEO of CTIA, stressed the need for the US to lead the 5G race. Baker was optimistic, noting that a year ago, there were no 5G deployments planned in the United Sates—compared to this year, where the first 5G deployments are beginning. Three mobile carriers—Verizon, Spring, and T-Mobile—are planning to launch 5G networks in Los Angeles alone. She said that by 2019, 50 cities across the US will have 5G. “Thank goodness we Americans hate to lose,” she noted.

    Speaking as part of the keynote, Sunil Bharti Mittal, chairman of GSMA—a trade organization that represents mobile network operators and organizes Mobile World Congress—was much bolder in his criticisms of how government regulations are obstructing the proliferation of 5G. “Regulators need to be much more sympathetic to the fundamental building blocks of this entire ecosystem,” Mittal said, adding that the mobile industry is taxed at a level comparable to tobacco if one factors in all of the spectrum charges, auctions, and license fees. “This is the most heavily taxed industry in the world...This industry moves the GDP of the world by five percent. And yet it becomes the punching bag for most regulators and finance ministers to grab easy money.”

    During her portion of the keynote, Baker called for the FCC to modernize federal rules around 5G and give clear direction to localities for procedures and fees around the technology. “We are competing with nations that approve new wireless sites in weeks or days", she said, noting that it took 30 years for the country to build the 150,000 towers for today's networks. She noted that 5G will require five times as much, but we don't have 30 years to wait.

    Let the Spectrum Auctions Begin

    Key to the US winning the 5G race will be policies adopted by Congress, the Presidential Administration, and the FCC. “Policymakers are critical to our success...that we have the ability and resources to meet more communities,” Baker said. “Congress, the FCC, and the administration know we can't afford to lose this race. And it starts with spectrum.”

    The country will need hundreds of megahertz of new wireless spectrum opened up to facilitate 5G communications. In August, the FCC announced that it had established application and bidding procedures for the first 5G spectrum auctions in the US, covering licenses in the 28 GHz (27.5-28.35 GHz) and 24 GHz (24.25-24.45 and 24.75-25.25 GHz) bands. The FCC says bidding for the 28 GHz UMFUS licenses will commence on November 14, 2018, with bidding for the 24 GHz licenses to commence at a later date after the 28 GHz auction concludes.

    In a statement, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the commission is planning more auctions in 2019. “In the second half of 2019, we intend to hold an auction of three more millimeter-wave spectrum bands: 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz,” Pai said. “Between that auction and the auctions for which we establish procedures today, we’ll push almost 5 GHz of spectrum into the commercial marketplace over the course of the next 17 months.” Pai said the FCC is also looking to reform its infrastructure rules to be friendlier to small-cell and fiber-based networks. “These are the kinds of aggressive actions we need to take to promote innovation, investment, and United States leadership in 5G,” he said.

    The first step toward that infrastructure reform could come as soon as the end of this month. On September 4, FCC commissioner Brendan Carr unveiled a Senate proposal to cut costs and streamline approval periods for 5G small cells. The plan, which is set for a vote at the FCC's Open Meeting on September 25, aims to reform laws around the large towers built to provide wireless coverage to large areas to make small cell deployments easier. “Policymakers can’t claim success if 5G is only deployed in big cities like New York and San Francisco,” Carr said in a release statement. “Those ‘must serve’ cities will get next-gen mobile broadband almost regardless of what we do. Success means every community getting a fair shot at 5G. To achieve that success, we need to update our rules to match this revolutionary new technology.” 

    Small Cells, Big Plans

    Small cells like the 5G Radio Dot from Ericsson can be deployed onto existing infrastructure if regulations allow. (Image source: Ericsson)

    Because of its higher frequency, 5G covers less range than legacy wireless communications. Therefore, it is deployed via backpack-sized systems called small cells. Less range means more small cells are needed to cover a larger area. Because of their size, small cells can be fitted onto existing structures, such as buildings or even existing cellular towers. And new power-saving transceivers being developed by companies like Analog Devices are promising to make small cells even tinier.

    The challenge comes in allowing the industry to deploy these small cells in a cost-effective manner. States like Indiana have already enacted small cell bills that require localities to give the thumbs up or down to small cell deployments within a certain timeframe. It also limits the fees that localities can charge for permission and construction. The FCC plan is modeled after these sort of state-level plans. According to the FCC, since Indiana adopted the bill, the city of Indianapolis has become home to the most intensive 5G investment in America. Over 1000 small cells have been built across the state.

    In a statement of his own, Indiana State Senator Jim Merrit, author of the state's small-cell reform legislation, said that removing regulatory obstacles has paved the way for substantial investments in 5G in the state. “We made common-sense changes in our state law to encourage wireless investment, and those efforts are paying off in a tremendous way. This new technology is going to change our world significantly, and I believe Commissioner Carr’s proposals will have that same positive effect on the rest of the nation.”

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    In his own portion of the MWCA keynote, Marcelo Claure, executive chairman of Sprint, praised the FCC order, which could speed up small cell deployment. He talked about the effect of 4G networks on the US economy and his belief that 5G will have an even more significant impact. “In 1998, we lost the 3G war," Claure said. “American carriers spent hundreds of billions building 4G LTE networks...4G created the app revolution...Facebook, Uber, Instagram. All of these companies would never thrive if we didn't build a high quality 4G network.”

    Claure said the adoption of 4G has added trillions of dollars to the US economy over the years. The same 5G report from CTIA, where Claure also serves as chairman, cites numbers from Recon Analytics that support his claim. The report notes that US leadership in 4G accounted for nearly $100 billion of the increase in annual GDP by 2016 and an 84 percent increase in wireless-related jobs from 2011 to 2014. A 2017 report by Accenture (commissioned by CTIA) estimated that the direct and indirect benefits of 5G could add create up to three million jobs and add approximately $500 billion to US GDP over the first seven years.

    Sprint is currently in negotiations to merge with T-Mobile, a move that Claure said would be the “best way for America to win at 5G.” The merger has, however, raised expected antitrust concerns. This week, the FCC said it was pausing its review clock on the merger to further review the complexities that come with two of the nation's largest mobile carriers becoming a single entity.

    The White House Steps In?

    For its part, the Trump Administration has been shown to be making 5G a priority. In March, President Trump issued an executive order blocking a proposed mega-merger between Broadcom and Qualcomm. Trump cited concerns over national security in his executive order, but analysts have speculated that the move was also motivated by attempts to maintain the US position as a leader in 5G by not allowing Singapore-based Broadcom to take over Qualcomm.

    Earlier this year, in regard to the Sprint/T-Mobile deal, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told the press that building a next-generation 5G network was a priority for the Trump Administration—for its potential impact on both commerce and national security.

    In January, a leaked memo from Trump's National Security Council discussed the idea of creating a centralized, government-funded, nationwide 5G network. According to leaked documents, some officials believe that having the government build a 5G network itself—rather than relying on third party carriers—would be the best way to ensure that the US holds a lead in 5G and protects itself from cybersecurity threats from “bad actors” (specifically China). The idea of a nationalized 5G network has been widely criticized and shunned by both the industry and politicians, however. The White House later clarified that the idea was merely floated and was not in the process of being enacted as policy.

    So, So Worth It

    Something as drastic as a having taxpayers foot the bill for a nationwide 5G network may not be in the cards. But most agree that the government will have to move as fast on the policy end as the mobile industry has moved on the technology side if the US is going to keep up with, or even outpace, its competitors in the 5G landscape. There will no doubt be pain points ahead—especially once the engineering challenges of 5G are factored in. But CTIA's Baker said it will all be necessary.

    “[5G] will be like the movie Crazy Rich Asians,” she told the MWCA audience. “Your wife may have dragged you there, but it was so, so worth it.”

    Chris Wiltz is a Senior Editor at  Design News covering emerging technologies including AI, VR/AR, and robotics.

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    A cat or a dog? To choose between adopting a cat or dog can be hard. Dogs need more care while cats are more autonomous, nevertheless, if you want to share cuddles with your pet friend - and not only when it suits your cat - then a dog is probably the right choice for you.


    What is more, puppies are much more sensitive than kittens when it comes to human emotions. There's a lot of evidence that dogs can sense how we feel. According to a study, pooches can tell the difference between happy and angry faces, and even expressions that depict jealousy. Another recent research has investigated the matter more deeply and has shown that dogs can understand how reliable a human is. It turns out, dogs, as real cops, can prove if a person is untrustworthy.


    We've known for ages that dogs can understand what it means when a person points at something. If a dog’s owner, for example, points to the place where somebody’s left a ball, stick or food, the dog is going to go there and explore the place. In the study that was led by a scientist named Akiko Takaoka of Kyoto University, Japan, thirty-four dogs were presented with three rounds of pointing. The purpose was to find out whether a dog would trust someone who lied to it. The scientists aimed to learn whether the dog would find out whether or not the participant was reliable.


    In the experiment, dog owners pointed to a box of food. The animal then ran to it. In the first round, the participants pointed correctly to where food was hidden in a box. However, in the next round, they pointed to an empty container. It turned out, dogs would go to something their owner would point at. That means the dogs understood the people’s gestures. However, if the signals were contradictory, the dogs would feel worried and stressed. Therefore, when in the third round, the same person again pointed to the container with food, the dogs would not follow the showing hand. They didn' trust the liars. All the dogs which took part in the experiment reacted the same way, as the Animal Cognition Journal concluded.


    Once again, the puppies followed the new experimenter with interest. The reason for their behavior was simple. Dogs feel attracted to anything new. And that's why the new participant earned the dogs’ trust again. Takaoka stated that she was shocked the dogs became aware of a person's honesty so fast.


    During another experiment, dog owners asked other people for help. The people then were trying to give the dogs a treat. The pets would not eat a treat from the ones that had bad behavior toward their owners. However, they allowed those that helped their owners and even those who did nothing about the begging to feed them.


    That's what a study led by Neuroscience, and Biobehavioural Reviews declared. In a different experiment, dog owners asked two groups of strangers for help. The dogs demonstrated a good understanding of social rules. However, they avoided interaction with the people who were rude to their owners.


    She has a collie that's considered to be one of the most intelligent breeds. When they went out for a walk, the collie would sit at the point of a junction and wait to see which direction to go. On the top of this, if a stranger has demonstrated to be rude or untrustworthy in some way (and not only when it comes to food) the collie wouldn't trust them.


    It's scientifically confirmed that dogs are more intelligent than it was once thought, but their intelligence differs from humans’ intelligence. When a dog encounters a situation, it'll respond to what’s there. Dogs can't think deeply about what is going on, as a human can. If you mislead your dog, it won't trust or serve you. And if your dog doesn’t like your buddies, there may be something wrong with the people you consider to be your friends.


    Reference: I Heart Intelligence


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    A hiccup in Tesla’s latest over-the-air update caused several owners to lose all functionality of their vehicle’s semi-autonomous Autopilot driver aid system. Tesla told one driver it’s a “known issue” internally and a fix is expected by Friday.

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    Get accessible for an aggression of important new vehicles, aggregate from best-sellers and accurate moneymakers to the acknowledgment of a admired nameplate and accustomed brands affective into bazaar niches.

    As the 2019 archetypal year hits aerial accessory this fall, automakers adapt to acquaint new versions of America’s acknowledged ancestors vehicles, cars and SUVs basic to acclaimed affluence brands … and maybe, finally, the abreast allegorical mid-engine Chevy Corvette.

    The accent is on abundance and the mainstreaming of avant-garde actualization rather than breakthroughs. The 2019 archetypal year isn’t acceptable to see affecting leaps in self-driving or electric vehicles, but those technologies will abide to move into boilerplate models, accretion assurance and ammunition efficiency.

    Vehicles I apprehend to go on auction over the abutting 12 months, through mid-September 2019, include:

    Ford’s new accent on SUVs will get its aboriginal analysis back all-new versions of the Explorer ancestors SUV and Escape bunched hit the market. The Escape and Explorer are the company’s No. 2 and 3 sellers, respectively, abaft F-Series pickups.

    Both models should action Ford’s new Co-Pilot 360 apartment of accepted assurance features, which includes banal detection, avant-garde blow active with automated braking, automated aerial beams and more.

    Earlier versions of the Escape and Explorer authentic their classes, cutting up big sales and profits.

    With SUV sales surging and Ford administration beneath scrutiny, the new Explorer and Escape are vital. If they’re hits, the chat about Ford will change, abatement burden and advocacy morale. If they flop, the vultures ambit Dearborn will dive lower.

    Ford reveals the 2019 Ford Ranger at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in January 2018. (Photo: Mandi Wright, Detroit Free Press)

    The Ford Ranger midsize auto is a abutting to a abiding affair as we get in this life. The old Ranger bunched auto had millions of blessed owners, abounding of whom are acquisitive to see the new, bigger and abundant added avant-garde midsize that goes on auction in the aboriginal division of 2019.

    It’ll be loaded with actualization absolute in the segment, including a 10-speed automated manual and electronics to administer brakes, traction and agent in boxy off-roading.

    The disciplinarian won’t accept to do annihilation but beacon about boulders and adore the scenery.

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    Possible downsides accommodate the actuality that the new Ranger will be a lot bigger than the bunched auto bodies bethink and the actuality that the antagonism has been on auction for years.

    The Encore auto SUV pioneered the bazaar for baby flush SUVs back it debuted in 2013. The little SUV was so far advanced of its time that sales struggled in the aboriginal year, but it’s become a mainstay of Buick’s archetypal line.

    Expect above upgrades in all abstruse areas in the all-new model, including affluence of driver-assist actualization that didn’t abide back the Encore fabricated its aboriginal appearance. Significantly added flush autogenous abstracts and architectonics would be welcome, too.

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    2019 Cadillac XT4 (Photo: Cadillac)

    The 2019 archetypal year could be cardinal for Cadillac. Somehow, America’s signature affluence cast underestimated buyers’ ache for affluence SUVs, but that changes in a big way starting with the XT4 bunched SUV this fall.

    The midsize XT5 SUV has been a hit for Caddy, and the cast expects agnate achievement from the XT4, which will appear with a 237-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo, and added allowance than abounding bunched affluence SUVs.

    Speaking of added room, a three-row Caddy SUV accepted to be alleged the XT6 will go on auction abutting spring.

    Competing with accepted models like the Audi Q7 and Volvo XC90, the XT6 should become a mainstay of Cadillac sales.

    Later in the year, a new action auto – additionally currently bearding – will access to alter the ATS. The bunched ATS had abundant achievement and handling, but beneath commuter and baggage allowance than key competitors like the BMW 3-series. The new car aims to change that and acknowledgment Cadillac to its acceptable role as a baton in both affluence and room.

    Don’t be afraid if Cadillac unveils a new architectonics affair on the XT6 or the new action sedan.

    The 2019 Chevrolet Blazer is alien on Thursday, June 21, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo: Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Chevrolet could be about to rip up the compound for one of the world’s greatest sports cars and alpha over with a mid-engine Corvette.

    No, really. This time I beggarly it. After several apocryphal starts in the past, a mid-engine ‘Vette seems about inevitable. The new blueprint moves the ‘Vette’s agent from beneath the awning area it’s consistently been to amid the commuter alcove and the rear axle. That creates a added alike administration of weight amid the avant-garde and rear axles, one of the keys to abundant handling. Ferrari, Porsche and the $465,000 Ford GT use the aforementioned layout. The mid-engine blueprint will changes the car’s accommodation for a badly altered look.

    Major challenges accommodate befitting the Corvette almost affordable – today’s abject amount is $55,495 – and ensuring the new car is acutely bigger than the stunningly acceptable 2019 Corvette Stingray.

    It’s easier to accomplish the case for the new Blazer midsize SUV. Chevy’s new five-seater will attempt with the Ford Edge and Nissan Murano, a brace of beautiful and well-equipped SUVs that accord some affluence models a run for their money on tech and looks.

    The Blazer has the looks nailed. We’ll acquisition out about the tech back it goes on auction aboriginal in 2019.

    Honda will jump into the aforementioned midsize SUV alcove as the Chevy Blazer with a new five-seater accepted to be alleged the Passport.

    Nothing is accepted about the agent yet, but it’s accepted to allotment abounding genitalia and systems with the beyond Pilot.

    The Pilot and the abate CR-V SUV accumulated to annual for 505,174 sales aftermost year, so it’s safe to say Honda expects a lot from the Passport.

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    Jeep will add three key models, a midsize auto and a brace of ample SUVs.

    The auto is accepted to be alleged the Scrambler. Congenital in Toledo, it will use the aforementioned belvedere and abounding of the aforementioned systems as the Wrangler.

    No capacity accept been revealed, but it’d be a abruptness if the Scramble doesn’t action a four-door aggregation cab model. The actuality of a two-door is beneath certain.

    The Scrambler will acceptable appear with a abounding accompaniment of off-roading goodies, authoritative a backcountry faceoff amid it and the new Ford Ranger one of 2019’s key allegory tests.

    The Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer ample SUVs are added mysterious. They’ll be bigger and accept three rows of seats to backpack added bodies than the five-seat Grand Cherokee.

    The Grand Wagoneer is accepted to be the best comfortable archetypal the Chrysler Group builds, apparently able and priced to attempt with the Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln navigator.

    They’re accepted to be congenital in the aforementioned Sterling Heights bulb that will body the Ram 2500 and 3500 medium-duty pickups. That raises the achievability that — like Escalade and Navigator — they’ll accept a truck-type platform.

    Fiat Chrysler has already delayed the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer several times. It wouldn’t be a shock if they blooper again.

    2019 Nissan Altima (Photo: Nissan)

    While added automakers cheapen cars and re-emphasize SUVs, Nissan — which has been advanced of the ambit and already offers a advanced ambit of SUVs — will acquaint a new adaptation of the Altima, one of America’s acknowledged sedans.

    The 2019 Altima will be the aboriginal to action all-wheel drive, forth with added new features, including Nissan Pro Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving.

    The avant-garde capricious compression arrangement turbocharged agent that debuted in the Infiniti QX50 affluence SUV beforehand this year will bear 248 hp and “is projected to accept a double-digit allotment access in artery mpg,” according to Nissan.

    The Altima is lower, best and added for arresting looks.

    2019 Toyota RAV4
    (Photo: Toyota)

    Toyota will alter the RAV4 bunched SUV — acceptable to be America’s acknowledged non-pickup for the additional beeline year — the beyond Highlander three-row ancestors SUV and Corolla bunched sedan.

    The new RAV4 goes on auction backward this year. It’s the alone one we apperceive annihilation about yet. Based on the aforementioned architectonics as the Camry and Prius, the 2019 RAV4 will accept Apple CarPlay and a advanced ambit of assurance and disciplinarian abetment actualization including adaptive cruise ascendancy and banal detection.

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    The 2019 Lincoln Aviator is alien during New York International Auto Show in March 2018. (Photo: PETER FOLEY/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock)

    The affected Lincoln Aviator SUV gives Ford’s affluence cast a accompaniment to the bigger Navigator, which has been one of 2018’s hits.

    The Aviator has three rows of seats and will action a constituent amalgam model. Assurance actualization will accommodate banal detection, automated braking, lane keeping, blind-spot alert, automated aerial beams and adaptive cruise control.

    In gasoline mode, a twin-turbo V6 provides affluence of ability and ambit for continued trips.

    The Aviator is based on a new rear-wheel-drive based architectonics that is acceptable to affirm a advanced ambit of approaching Ford Motor Co. vehicles, apparently including the new Explorer.

    2019 Audi Q8
    (Photo: Audi)

    Big, abundant SUVs are the new flagships for affluence brands, and BMW and Audi will banknote in on the trend.

    Expect prices that coquette with six figures, abundantly abundant interiors, and every assurance and driver-assistance affection German engineers can deliver. While you’re at it, go advanced and achievement for simple user interfaces to ascendancy acute phones and the big SUVs’ countless features, but don’t authority your breath.

    The BMW X7 (Photo: BMW)

    The SUVs are big, but the Q8 and X7 accent is on affluence for the few, not the many. The Q8 seats five, admitting the X7 is accepted to authority up to seven people.

    Q8 tech will accommodate alien ascendancy parking, anchor and council override if you alpha to accomplish a larboard about-face in avant-garde of an advancing car, and more.

    Details on the X7 are scant, but agent choices in Europe will accommodate a 6.6L 600-hp-plus V12 or twin-turbo 4.4L V8.

    Contact Mark Phelan: mmphelan@freepress.com or 313-222-6731. Follow him on Twitter @mark_phelan.



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    On 5 September 2018, Metropolitan Daniel of Tokyo and All Japan celebrated his 80th birthday. With the blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Archbishop Antony of Vienna and Budapest, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Administration for Institutions Abroad, arrived in Japan to convey greetings to the Primate of the Japanese Autonomous Orthodox Church.
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    Inquiring minds wanna know if it can be programmed with a "hooligan mode" to travel at Rossi like speeds. It would be fun to watch my riderless bike being chased by the cops on TV - LMAO


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    These so called "features" will be the nail in the coffin to motorcycle riding. The appeal of motorcycling as a means of transportation is the inherent skill required. People like to feel superior to those surrounding them. Willing to take a risk and having the skill to do it is part of what motivates the plebeians to take up riding. That and watching too many westerns. Take that away, and a two wheel autonomous vehicle is not any different than a self driving Uber. If anybody can do it, the only differentiating factor is the ability to afford it. It becomes an expensive gadget.


              Uber to spend $150 million in Toronto on engineering, self-driving cars      Cache   Translate Page      
    Uber Technologies Inc is spending millions of dollars in Toronto to open an engineering hub and expand its self-driving car operations, the strongest indication yet that the company is not retreating from autonomous vehicle development despite recent setbacks.

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              Uber to spend $150 million in Toronto on engineering, self-driving cars      Cache   Translate Page      
    Uber Technologies Inc is spending millions of dollars in Toronto to open an engineering hub and expand its self-driving car operations, the strongest indication yet that the company is not retreating from autonomous vehicle development despite recent setbacks.

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              Rapid data analysis at sea leads to largest 3D color reconstruction of the seafloor      Cache   Translate Page      
    A recent expedition led by Dr Blair Thornton, Associate Professor at the University of Southampton, demonstrated how the use of autonomous robotics and artificial intelligence at sea can dramatically accelerate the exploration and study of hard to reach deep sea ecosystems, like intermittently active methane seeps.
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    Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Carleton University of Canada to support research collaboration, capacity building and other forms of academic partnerships.

    "We are happy to have the MoU signed with Carleton University. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with different units of the university," IIT Kharagpur Deputy Director Professor Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya.

    Under the MoU signed on Tuesday at IIT Kharagpur extension campus, Kolkata, both the institutions will focus on opportunities in student exchange, faculty exchange and professional development programmes, said an IIT Kharagpur statement.

    The two institutions will also explore possibilities of collaborative masters’ programmes.

    The MoU will cover the scope of interaction among members of faculty relating to joint research projects, visits for such purposes and when necessary, joint applications for research funding from external funding agencies, the statement said.

    "I am excited about this new partnership. This is the beginning of a long-term collaboration, having students from IIT KGP come to Canada and Carleton students coming to India and launching of exciting professional development programmes," Associate Vice-President, Research and International at Carleton University, Dr. Karen Schwartz said.

    Carleton University is among the best universities in Canada with high research focus and diverse academic programmes. The university has been recently focusing in areas such as autonomous vehicles (which can be guided without humans at the wheels) and technology enablers for smart cities.

    IIT Kharagpur has been similarly carrying research on areas like intelligent transportation, future of cities, digital convergence and centre of excellence in artificial intelligence.


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    (Reuters) — Uber is spending millions of dollars in Toronto to open an engineering hub and expand its self-driving car operations, the strongest indication yet that the company is not retreating from autonomous vehicle development despite recent setbacks. Chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Thursday that Uber will invest more than $150 million over five […]


              Electric Flight Will Transform Our Cities for the Better, and It Will Happen Sooner Than You Think      Cache   Translate Page      

    There’s a revolution in the air. Literally, up in the sky. Winged devices and the necessary ecosystem around them are undergoing the biggest transformation since "humanned" flight began over 100 years ago.

    Technologists have promised flying cars for decades, but the aircraft industry has failed to deliver. This time is different. Instead of cars with fold-out wings, there is a new species of aircraft evolving  —  one that is small, agile, fast, all-electric and emission-free. Most of them are eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) aircraft, meaning they take off and land vertically like a helicopter and then glide horizontally on a fixed wing like an airplane.

    These technical advancements are enabling a new vision for on-demand electric air taxis, allowing an entirely novel type of urban transportation modality that’s as affordable as renting a car or buying a train ticket.

    In the near future, this industry could vastly change how and where we all live, work and play. There are indeed threats and challenges to this vision, but the wheels are already in motion, and the future is much closer than most people think.

    How we got here

    Military development

    As with many technologies, massive military investment played a role in advancing cutting-edge aerospace technologies. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used in the military and pioneered by companies like AeroVironment were critical in perfecting drone tech. While the initial use cases were militaristic in nature, the downstream effects catalyzed a commercial drone industry with world positive use cases  —  from helping cities more safely inspect bridges to delivering blood in Rwanda.

    Energy storage

    Over the last decade, the explosive growth of mobile computing drove a radical reduction in weight while increasing the density of lithium-ion batteries. In the beginning stages of electric flight, power wasn’t possible with lead-acid ballasts sitting in a fuselage. But the advent of energy-dense, lightweight batteries brings with it hyper-efficient, “drive-by-wire” electric rotors in flight. Without the physical constraints of heavy, fossil-fuel-driven drivetrains, rotors can be located strategically on the aircraft to maximize propulsion, minimize drag, and optimize the balance of the aircraft.
     

    Source: International Energy Agency

    Sensors

    After affordable, lightweight energy storage, the second leg of the stool was sensors. Starting with accurate and enhanced GPS, the explosion of low-cost accelerometers, machine vision, and detection devices collectively allowed drones to manage themselves in ways never before possible.

    Software

    Coupled with the right sensors, low-cost rotors, and lightweight composite structures, drones could finally manage themselves, or be remotely piloted. Anyone who has watched an NFL nighttime halftime show has seen extraordinary drone coordination feats which are largely driven by this type of software.

    This trio of storage, sensors and software came together to build today’s $6 billion commercial drone industry. Only 10 years ago, it barely existed. Once drones are allowed to fly beyond visual line-of-sight, the market is expected to grow at an even faster pace.

    Today’s context

    Urbanization and its discontents

    The democratization of flight can’t come soon enough. Cities across the country, and even more so around the world, are choking on their own growth. Dense urban environments promised us efficiency and convenience, but in many cases have delivered congestion, inefficiency, pollution and skyrocketing costs.

    In order to address affordability, pollution and congestion, the transportation paradigm will have to change. As living spaces and communities become more dynamic, commuting patterns will change, and cities will need greater flexibility. Public transportation infrastructure (like subways, commuter trains and ever-widening highways) can be inflexible and expensive. While mass transit will continue to be necessary, taking to the skies will help build a more adaptive and dynamic urban environment.

    Clean, cost-effective air taxis will help support a new urban/exurban paradigm where commuting from many miles away is no longer a punitive prospect. People may no longer need to plan their housing needs around a specific rail terminal, and may no longer need to plan their weekend escapes in the face of walls of traffic.

    The innovators

    There are already major forces at work here, even with much of the activity flying under the radar.

    • Lilium made a splash in 2016 with its Series A led by Niklas Zennstrom of Atomico and the launch of its public flight video. Obvious Ventures subsequently invested in its $90M Series B in 2017, along with Tencent and others.

    • Joby had maintained a low profile until 2018 when it announced a $100M financing led by Intel, including the likes of AME Cloud, JetBlue Technology Ventures, Capricorn Investment Group, and others.

    • KittyHawk was completely hidden from public view until recently, and privately funded exclusively by Larry Page. It is working on two projects, a single-person recreational Flyer and a multi-passenger vehicle called Cora. The company announced a partnership with the New Zealand government in 2018.

    • Airbus’ Vahana project is a single-passenger vehicle called the Alpha One, developed by one of the leading teams from a large corporate player, and had its maiden flight in 2018. The amount of money Airbus has spent on this project is not public.

    • Uber has made clear its intentions to play a significant role in the future of aerial ride sharing, hosting an annual conference called Uber Elevate, proposing guidelines for common standards, and partnering with traditional aircraft manufacturers that are also looking to get into the space. Uber aims to own the entire end-to-end experience for the consumer, whether traveling by ground, air or sea.

    Since these big funding announcements, there have been several dozen other startups entering the urban mobility space, all with differing variations of vehicle design, flight mission and business strategy.

    There are other companies adding hybrid electric tech to traditional long-distance commercial airliners, like Zunum (backed by Boeing and JetBlue) and Wright Electric (backed by EasyJet and others). Finally, there is Boom, which is working on a supersonic jet (not electric, but interesting nonetheless).

    Not since the time of Orville and Wilbur Wright has there been such a wealth of innovation in the aviation industry.

    What’s next?

    Safety first

    Safety is paramount for all stakeholders in the air taxi industry, including regulators, service providers, aircraft manufacturers, suppliers and customers. Everyone is on the same team when it comes to safety. The world is watching, and we all need to make safety the No. 1 priority if we want this industry to develop. Likewise, one unfortunate crash could ground all aircraft and snuff out the industry before it even gets started.

    To that end, the rollout should and will happen gradually.

    1. Crawl: During the certification process, aircraft will go through an extensive battery of tests to ensure the pinnacle of safety and reliability. Aircraft will be assessed in every possible scenario before any customer ever climbs aboard one. This is what regulators are best at, and they already have the necessary processes and talent in place to make it happen.

    2. Walk: Once certified, rides will be offered to the public in a limited way. Regulators will be evaluating safety, of course, but will also ensure that ride providers are prompt, organized and offer high-quality service to their customers.

    3. Run: Once the ride service has proven its ability to operate at the highest level, other routes will be opened up. A higher volume of flights from existing vertiports will be allowed. New vertiports (specifically for eVTOL) will open and new routes will be established.

    4. Fly: The regulators approve autonomous air travel. Volumes increase, prices plunge, and urban flight becomes fully democratized with larger vehicles and longer flight distances. People start to rethink where they live, work and play. For example, people who work in San Francisco may opt to live in the Sierra foothills. Whereas the commute previously took three hours, now it’s a more manageable 30 minutes. We expect this to change real estate prices, reduce traffic in cities, and make the world more accessible to more people.

    Infrastructure

    Step 1 .  Leverage existing architecture: Existing helipads and airports are natural choices for initial air taxi routes, as they are already equipped with adequate physical space, air traffic control processes, and supporting personnel. Most people don’t realize that the helicopter transportation market is already $18 billion globally. For example, helicopter ride-sharing company Blade is operating flights between Manhattan, the Hamptons, and JFK Airport.

    Step 2 . Build out new infrastructure (vertiports): Once the aircraft is proven on existing infrastructure, the market will demand more routes, thus requiring the build-out of new infrastructure. The key requirements are access to charging, air clearances, and proximity to ground transportation. These vertiports will not require much investment, just the charging capability as previously discussed.

    In the early years, new vertiports will likely be built on city outskirts, thus allowing city-to-city hops while minimizing the need to fly over other infrastructure. Fortunately, for a variety of reasons, most cities are built near bodies of water, which provide ideal routes for air taxis. Real estate developers will soon realize how lucrative these infrastructure investments can be, and the private markets will play a meaningful role in opening up new routes.

    Step 3 . Rooftop expansion: In the long term, vertiports will be built on top of existing buildings, enabling hops from building to building within a city. This will happen but will likely be the last infrastructure use case. Multibillion-dollar companies will flourish long before this becomes a reality.

    Air traffic management

    Air traffic control systems work well for traditional air travel, but are ill equipped to handle the air taxi paradigm. Today’s systems still rely on verbal communication, where air traffic controllers must connect directly with pilots to ensure deconfliction. In the early days, air taxis will rely on these systems as well, but as the volume of flights climbs, traditional air traffic control systems may soon become overwhelmed.

    The drone industry has been working on a solution. Drones have a more immediate challenge as there is no pilot onboard to communicate with air traffic control. As a result, companies like Airmap have been working on UTM (shorthand for unmanned aircraft system traffic management). UTM software is rapidly becoming a critical requirement for any consumer or commercial drone, because it helps drone operators automatically request authorization for flights, checks air space restrictions or warnings, and ensures deconfliction with other aircraft.

    As drones become more ubiquitous, air taxis may be able to piggyback on UTM, thus allowing for an air traffic management system that automatically coordinates the operation of all types of aircraft in a safe and seamless manner.

    A note on autonomy

    In the short to medium term, air taxis will be piloted. This approach allows for standardized aircraft certification processes and air traffic control systems  —  and therefore faster commercial deployment.

    However, in the long term, the market will likely transition toward autonomous air taxis. As futuristic as it sounds, it is not a wildly challenging problem  —  and is a simpler matter to address compared to self-driving cars. First, there are fewer obstacles in the sky. Second, there is a whole other physical dimension to keep vehicles from hitting each other. And third, aircraft have been effectively “automated” for many years. Most commercial airliners have robust mid-flight “autopilot” functionality, requiring pilots only for outlier situations.

    Of course, this new capability will require rigorous testing and a new certification protocol. However, we expect that autonomous air taxis will become commercially available sooner than expected.

    Recommendations

    Shared skies

    Ford and GM don’t own highways, just as Airbus and Boeing don’t own airspace. Similarly, air taxi manufacturers and service providers must share the skies among each other and with other types of aircraft. Routes should be open to any air taxi meeting regulator requirements. Dan Elwell, acting administrator at the FAA, reiterated the FAA’s goal of integrated airspace at the 2018 Uber Elevate conference.

    Open infrastructure

    In the conventional aircraft world, both public and private airports exist. Private airports can restrict landings except in the event of an emergency. The early years may require privately funded vertiports, but publicly accessible vertiports should be opened up quickly. Whether funded privately by savvy real estate investors or publicly by transportation authorities, in the future we will see a tremendous number of vertiports accessible by a wide range of certified air taxis.

    Common protocols

    Sharing and collaborating on protocols will ensure healthy competition and the fast growth of the industry. For example, if air taxi companies converged on a set of electric charging requirements, then each vertiport would be robustly equipped to handle any existing and future aircraft. Similarly, convergence on air traffic management systems will ensure consistent awareness of where all other vehicles are and optimize traffic flow, thus providing better service for consumers. Regulators are already leading here and must continue assembling coalitions of the willing.

    Community collaboration

    The air taxi industry will only be successful if the communities in which they operate are engaged early and if their needs are met. This means rides will be affordable for the vast majority of the community, not just the elite. This means vehicles will be quiet enough to not disrupt your conversation with a neighbor. This means flights will be spaced out and at the appropriate altitude so that your view isn’t marred by a ubiquitous swarm of aircraft. To this end, companies should co-design the service with communities and even facilitate public-private initiatives to kickstart the conversation.

    By following these recommendations, the air taxi industry has a legitimate chance to thrive and realize its true positive potential.

    ***

    Andrew Beebe is the managing director of Obvious Ventures. Joe Blair is vice president at Obvious Ventures. This piece was originally posted on Medium and was republished with permission. Follow Andrew and Joe and Obvious Ventures on Medium.


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              Magnus-type Integrator for the Finite Element Discretization of Semilinear Parabolic non-Autonomous SPDEs Driven by multiplicative noise. (arXiv:1809.04438v1 [math.NA])      Cache   Translate Page      

    Authors: Antoine Tambue, Jean Daniel Mukam

    This paper aims to investigate numerical approximation of a general second order non-autonomous semilinear parabolic stochastic partial differential equation (SPDE) driven by multiplicative noise. Numerical approximations of autonomous SPDEs are thoroughly investigated in the literature, while the non-autonomous case is not yet understood. We discretize the non-autonomous SPDE driven by multiplicative noise by the finite element method in space and the Magnus-type integrator in time. We provide a strong convergence proof of the fully discrete scheme toward the mild solution in the root-mean-square $L^2$ norm. The result reveals how the convergence orders in both space and time depend on the regularity of the noise and the initial data. In particular, for multiplicative trace class noise we achieve convergence order $\mathcal{O}\left(h^2\left(1+\max(0,\ln\left(t_m/h^2\right)\right)+\Delta t^{1/2}\right)$.

    Numerical simulations to illustrate our theoretical finding are provided.


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              SourceMedia Makes Two Additions to Its C-Suite | People on the Move      Cache   Translate Page      

    People

    [caption id="attachment_135385" align="alignright" width="150"] Jeff Mancini[/caption]

    SourceMedia appointed two new c-level executives this week. Former chief marketing officer for the real estate development company Related Companies, Jeff Mancini, is taking on the role of chief strategy officer, and Christian Ward is joining SourceMedia as chief data officer from Yext, where he most recently served as the EVP of global data partnerships. In their new roles, each will be tasked with executing key aspects of SourceMedia’s growth plan including the coordination of new products, business models and brands.

    Mancini has over 20 years of experience as a marketing leader with a resume that includes developing R/GA’s global innovation practice and helping to transform Interbrand into a digital thought leader. Ward also has over two decades of experience driving data innovation across financial service, digital marketing and media companies, including serving chief data officer at Infogroup and as global head of content innovation at Thomson Reuters.

    [caption id="attachment_135387" align="alignright" width="150"] Christian Ward[/caption]

    “We are reimagining what the journey for our members will look like next year and into the future. This will require a new strategy to connect all of the exciting forms of content and live experiences we currently offer, and extend that into new categories,” said Gemma Postlethwaite, CEO of SourceMedia, in a statement.

    Mancini and Ward are former colleagues of Postlethwaite's, at S&P Global-owned PIRA Energy Group and Thomson Reuters, respectively. “I look forward to working with Jeff, Christian and the rest of our leadership team on bringing to life this strategy and the next phase of the SourceMedia business transformation,” she said.

    These hires come days after CMO Matt Yorke moved to Northstar Travel Group to take on the role of chief digital officer.


    Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move...

    [caption id="attachment_135389" align="alignright" width="150"] Andrew Pemberton[/caption]

    Andrew Pemberton was tapped as Pocket Outdoor Media’s new CEO and will succeed Felix Magowan who is moving into the role of co-chairman. Pemberton most recently served as an executive at Panache Cyclewear, but from 2007 to 2009 he served as the publisher of VeloNews when it was owned by Competitor Group Inc., though it is now owned by Pocket Outdoor Media.

    Pemberton also previously worked for Magowan as the interactive brand director for Magowan’s company, Inside Communications. “It’s become clear to me that our brands need someone who understands this new media ecosystem and what drives media success,” said Magowan in a statement. “During his 10 years as COO at a successful cycling start-up, [Pemberton] experienced the pressures and challenges facing manufacturers to reach customers in new ways. He is the right person at the right time to lead our media brands.”

    Verizon Communications announced that Tim Armstrong is out as CEO of Oath, the parent company of brands like HuffPost and Yahoo, and K. Guru Gowrappan will succeed him. Armstrong, who had served as CEO of AOL prior to the company’s acquisition by Verizon in 2015 and maintained that role after the merger, influenced the 2017 acquisition of Yahoo by Verizon, which were later combined into Oath. He has spent nearly a decade as CEO and his last day will be Oct. 1.  

    Gowrappan is a former executive of Alibaba and has served as the COO of Oath since April. He will report to the CEO of Verizon Hans Vestberg, and Armstrong will stay on as an adviser through the end of the year.

    [caption id="attachment_135393" align="alignright" width="150"] Erica Smith[/caption]

    Erica Smith was tapped as beauty writer for the Cut, where she will be responsible for working alongside the brand’s beauty director Kathleen Hou to expand beauty coverage, including writing about trends, product recommendations and celebrity collaborations. Smith started at the Cut in July as a contributor and before that served as managing editor at Man Repeller.

    The Cut president and editor-in-chief Stella Bugbee said in a statement, “Erica brings a fresh voice to the Cut's real-talk beauty coverage,” which will help in the brand in its mission to continue “to cover beauty from the perspective of how real women live and use beauty.”

    Koa Beck is stepping down from her role as editor-in-chief of Jezebel and deputy editor Julianne Escobedo Shepherd announced that she will succeed Beck, becoming the fifth EIC in the brand's 11-year history. Prior to joining Jezebel as its culture editor in 2014, Shepherd served as the executive editor of The Fader from 2008 to 2010.

    [caption id="attachment_135395" align="alignright" width="150"] Julianne Escobedo Shepherd[/caption]

    According to a report from the New York Post, Susie Banikarim, editorial director of Gizmodo Media Group, Jezebel’s parent company, said in a memo to her staff that Beck is leaving the brand in order to finish her book. Beck’s last day is Sept. 28.

    Founder and CEO of Bustle Digital Group, Bryan Goldberg, announced in a staff memo, shared by Variety, that the company will relaunch Gawker “in the first half of 2019,” after the domain, social media accounts and archive were acquired by Goldberg for $1.35 million at auction this summer.

    In the memo, Goldberg says that Amanda Hale was hired as the site’s publisher and will use her recent experience launching and building The Outline to help to relaunch Gawker.

    “She is the right person for this important job,” said Goldberg. “Gawker will be completely distinct from our other properties and sit within a separate corporate subsidiary. That said, it will have access to our shared resources, technology, and business platform.”

    [caption id="attachment_135397" align="alignright" width="150"] Dana Wollman[/caption]

    Dana Wollman was promoted from executive editor to editor-in-chief of Engadget this week. She joined Engadget over seven years ago as a reporter, and in her new role, Wollman will work to continue expanding the brand in producing both short- and long-form video and in general engagement growth.

    “I'm taking over at a busy time,” Wollman wrote in her editor’s letter. “We have some things in the works that I'm excited to share with you guys. Don't worry, though...Our mission remains the same: to explore the ways technology is transforming everyday life.”

    Jacob Weisberg, chairman of Slate, announced that he’s leaving the brand after more than two decades with the company. He said in a tweet that his next pursuit will be launching a podcasting audio company with author Malcolm Gladwell.

    Parker Molloy is joining Media Matters as its editor-at-large. Most recently, she was a senior staff writer at Upworthy.

    Business Insider senior editor Josh Barro announced that he’s leaving the brand to pursue “an exciting next step that will be announced in the coming days.”

    Current Detroit bureau chief for Forbes, Joann Muller, is joining Axios to write its Autonomous Vehicles Newsletter. She begins her new role on Oct. 1.

    Former Vanity Fair communications manager, Olivia Aylmer, is joining The Wing as a New York events curator starting later this month.

    Following last week’s appointment of Sarah Hofstetter to president of comScore, the company announced three further executive hires. Ajay Sravanapudi is taking on the role of SVP of technology architecture and engineering, Kumar Rao will serve as the VP of analytics, and Sumit Shukla was tapped as the new VP of strategic partnerships.

    PeopleMost recently, Sravanapudi served as Videology’s chief technology officer where he was responsible for leading technology, product and global support. In his new role, Sravanapudi will work to streamline the company’s product stacks to enable and accelerate true cross-platform measurement.

    Rao joins comScore from the Broadcast Audience Research Council where he was the chief of measurement science, and he will focus on leading a team of data scientists to develop new analytical methodologies and solutions in his new position.

    Finally, Shukla was most recently the VP of strategic partnerships & corporate development at Neustar and he will be tasked with leading the company’s strategic partnerships team in forging relationships and strategic plans with major digital platforms.

    Meredith Corp. has named Scott Macon as president of Synapse Group. Starting on Sept. 17, Macon will take over for Sebastien Bilodeau, who is leaving the company to accept another opportunity. Macon is currently the president of marketing research company Bizrate Insights, which was acquired by Synapse in 2016. He will continue to serve in that capacity in addition to taking on the responsibilities of his new role.

    Former SVP of diversity & inclusion at Weber Shandwick, Judith Harrison, was appointed as the 2018-19 president of the New York Women in Communications organization. Harrison began this role on Sept. 1 and will work to increase diversity and inclusion for the organization, while also working with the board of directors to reach all segments of the marketing communications business.

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              Volvo Vera Autonomous Truck Operates with Less Emissions and Low Noise Levels      Cache   Translate Page      

    Volvo Vera Autonomous Truck offers a new transport solution that consists of autonomous commercial vehicles for more efficient, safer, and cleaner transportation. Volvo believes that full potential of transport industry is actually yet to be seen while global need for transportation continues to increase significantly in coming decade. This transport system would need to exploit […]



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              BMW Builds the World’s First Completely Autonomous Self-Propelled Motorcycle to Study Safety Technology      Cache   Translate Page      

    The legendary motorcycle creator BMW Motorrad announced that they converted a prototype of their gorgeous R 1200 GS dual sport into a self-proppeled motorcycle that can operate completely autonomously. The idea behind creating this ConnectedRide technology is not to encourage riderless trips around town, but rather to use the technology as a means of further...

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              Uber is investing $150M in Toronto to expand self-driving car efforts      Cache   Translate Page      

    Months after an Uber self -driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, the ride-hailing giant has announced it’s adding a new engineering hub in Toronto and expanding its autonomous research team as it refocuses its self-driving car efforts. In his first visit to the Canadian tech hub since becoming CEO of Uber last […]

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              WATCH: Flapping Robot Sheds Light On How Fruit Flies Move       Cache   Translate Page      

    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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              Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight      Cache   Translate Page      
    A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), is presented in Science. Experiments with this first autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot -- carried out in collaboration with Wageningen University & Research - improved our understanding of how fruit flies control aggressive escape maneuvers. Apart from its further potential in insect flight research, the robot's exceptional flight qualities open up new drone applications.
              Koenig & Bauer’s Large-Format meets LED-UV      Cache   Translate Page      
    Koenig & Bauer's eight-color Rapida 145 with perfecting unit for 4-over-4 production was on display in Radebeul, Germany, where its speed and autonomous printing were highlighted. The press is capable of printing 15,000 sph in perfecting mode with the autonomous printing of multiple jobs and job sections with ErgoTronic AutoRun.
              This robotic bartender is coming soon to an airport near you      Cache   Translate Page      
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    A robotic bartender called Yanu will soon be fixing thousands of drinks at some major European airports. The AI-powered bar unit will be fully autonomous and capable of making 100-150 drinks per hour. Read more...

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              It’s Not Been a Great Day of News for Tesla’s Autopilot      Cache   Translate Page      

    Telsa’s semi-autonomous driving technology came under renewed scrutiny on Thursday. The Washington Post first reported on an incident from earlier in September in which a Tesla Model S crashed when the owner tried to activate the “Summon” self-parking feature. Within an hour, Jalopnik then reported that an over-the-air update to customers’ Model 3 cars has been disabling the autopilot functions altogether.

    North Carolina IT consultant Mangesh Gururaj told the Post that his wife was trying to back out of the garage in the family’s Tesla. They had relied on “Summon” and other autonomous driving features in the past without incident, but this time around their car abruptly veered into the garage’s side wall and lost its front end. Gururaj claims that the car would have kept moving if his wife had not hit the brakes. Tesla declined to provide Gururaj with information about the crash, even though it had retrieved the car logs to investigate. “You are responsible for the operation of your vehicle even during summon mode,” the company told him in an email.

    Gururaj says that he will only drive his Model S manually from now on. A group of Model 3 owners discovered this week, though, that they currently don’t even have the option to engage the autonomous features. According to Jalopnik, Telsa had been pushing out an update on Tuesday and Wednesday that was meant to make the autopilot more adept at navigating lane changes, traffic lights, stop signs, and highway ramps. A Tesla owner told Jalopnik that after the update failed, they reached out to a company representative, who said it was a “known issue.” The owner discovered the next day that all the autopilot features were disabled. Several other owners on the Tesla Motors Club forum recounted similar experiences. Tesla has reportedly been telling customers that the issue will be fixed by Friday.

    Tesla’s autonomous driving technology has been the center of controversy in the past. In March, a driver died after his Model X SUV crashed into a highway barrier in California while the autopilot was engaged. The SUV caught fire and was hit by two other cars. In 2016, the occupant of a self-driving Model S died after crashing into a tractor-trailer. The National Transportation Safety Board noted that the driver did not have his hands on the wheel, as he was supposed to, but also blamed Tesla’s technology. Tesla is by no means the only company to have run into problems with its self-driving car technology. In March, one of Uber’s autonomous vehicles fatally struck a woman in Arizona while the driver was distracted.

    Though autopilot crashes and glitches tend to receive high-profile media attention, Tesla and other self-driving car companies have asserted that the technology will save lives in the long run, because it promises to be more reliable than human drivers. Indeed, there were an estimated 40,100 vehicle deaths last year, most of which did not attract the level of controversy that autonomous car crashes usually do.

    However, some argue that Tesla has been overstating the competence of its self-driving technology, which can be dangerous because many of the autonomous features are still in the beta-testing phase. “People get lulled into a false sense of security,” Cathy Chase, president of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, told the Washington Post. “The Tesla approach is risky at best and deadly at worst.”

    Tesla’s website claims, “All Tesla vehicles produced in our factory, including Model 3, have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.” And CEO Elon Musk himself boasted that the Summon feature would be able to steer a car across the country to meet its owner by 2018.


              Embedded ML Developer - Erwin Hymer Group North America - Virginia Beach, VA      Cache   Translate Page      
    NVIDIA VisionWorks, OpenCV. Game Development, Accelerated Computing, Machine Learning/Deep Learning, Virtual Reality, Professional Visualization, Autonomous...
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              Taking a machine's perspective: Human deciphering of adversarial images. (arXiv:1809.04120v1 [cs.CV])      Cache   Translate Page      

    Authors: Zhenglong Zhou, Chaz Firestone

    How similar is the human mind to the sophisticated machine-learning systems that mirror its performance? Models of object categorization based on convolutional neural networks (CNNs) have achieved human-level benchmarks in assigning known labels to novel images. These advances support transformative technologies such as autonomous vehicles and machine diagnosis; beyond this, they also serve as candidate models for the visual system itself -- not only in their output but perhaps even in their underlying mechanisms and principles. However, unlike human vision, CNNs can be "fooled" by adversarial examples -- carefully crafted images that appear as nonsense patterns to humans but are recognized as familiar objects by machines, or that appear as one object to humans and a different object to machines. This seemingly extreme divergence between human and machine classification challenges the promise of these new advances, both as applied image-recognition systems and also as models of the human mind. Surprisingly, however, little work has empirically investigated human classification of such adversarial stimuli: Does human and machine performance fundamentally diverge? Or could humans decipher such images and predict the machine's preferred labels? Here, we show that human and machine classification of adversarial stimuli are robustly related: In seven experiments on five prominent and diverse adversarial imagesets, human subjects reliably identified the machine's chosen label over relevant foils. This pattern persisted for images with strong antecedent identities, and even for images described as "totally unrecognizable to human eyes". We suggest that human intuition may be a more reliable guide to machine (mis)classification than has typically been imagined, and we explore the consequences of this result for minds and machines alike.


              Safe Exploration in Markov Decision Processes with Time-Variant Safety using Spatio-Temporal Gaussian Process. (arXiv:1809.04232v1 [cs.AI])      Cache   Translate Page      

    Authors: Akifumi Wachi, Hiroshi Kajino, Asim Munawar

    In many real-world applications (e.g., planetary exploration, robot navigation), an autonomous agent must be able to explore a space with guaranteed safety. Most safe exploration algorithms in the field of reinforcement learning and robotics have been based on the assumption that the safety features are a priori known and time-invariant. This paper presents a learning algorithm called ST-SafeMDP for exploring Markov decision processes (MDPs) that is based on the assumption that the safety features are a priori unknown and time-variant. In this setting, the agent explores MDPs while constraining the probability of entering unsafe states defined by a safety function being below a threshold. The unknown and time-variant safety values are modeled using a spatio-temporal Gaussian process. However, there remains an issue that an agent may have no viable action in a shrinking true safe space. To address this issue, we formulate a problem maximizing the cumulative number of safe states in the worst case scenario with respect to future observations. The effectiveness of this approach was demonstrated in two simulation settings, including one using real lunar terrain data.


              Action Representations in Robotics: A Taxonomy and Systematic Classification. (arXiv:1809.04317v1 [cs.RO])      Cache   Translate Page      

    Authors: Philipp Zech, Erwan Renaudo, Simon Haller, Xiang Zhang, Justus Piater

    Understanding and defining the meaning of "action" is substantial for robotics research. This becomes utterly evident when aiming at equipping autonomous robots with robust manipulation skills for action execution. Unfortunately, to this day we still lack both a clear understanding of the concept of an action and a set of established criteria that ultimately characterize an action. In this survey we thus first review existing ideas and theories on the notion and meaning of action. Subsequently we discuss the role of action in robotics and attempt to give a seminal definition of action in accordance with its use in robotics research. Given this definition we then introduce a taxonomy for categorizing action representations in robotics along various dimensions. Finally, we provide a systematic literature survey on action representations in robotics where we categorize relevant literature along our taxonomy. After discussing the current state of the art we conclude with an outlook towards promising research directions.


              Re-purposing Compact Neuronal Circuit Policies to Govern Reinforcement Learning Tasks. (arXiv:1809.04423v1 [cs.LG])      Cache   Translate Page      

    Authors: Ramin M. Hasani, Mathias Lechner, Alexander Amini, Daniela Rus, Radu Grosu

    We propose an effective method for creating interpretable control agents, by \textit{re-purposing} the function of a biological neural circuit model, to govern simulated and real world reinforcement learning (RL) test-beds. Inspired by the structure of the nervous system of the soil-worm, \emph{C. elegans}, we introduce \emph{Neuronal Circuit Policies} (NCPs) as a novel recurrent neural network instance with liquid time-constants, universal approximation capabilities and interpretable dynamics. We theoretically show that they can approximate any finite simulation time of a given continuous n-dimensional dynamical system, with $n$ output units and some hidden units. We model instances of the policies and learn their synaptic and neuronal parameters to control standard RL tasks and demonstrate its application for autonomous parking of a real rover robot on a pre-defined trajectory. For reconfiguration of the \emph{purpose} of the neural circuit, we adopt a search-based RL algorithm. We show that our neuronal circuit policies perform as good as deep neural network policies with the advantage of realizing interpretable dynamics at the cell-level. We theoretically find bounds for the time-varying dynamics of the circuits, and introduce a novel way to reason about networks' dynamics.


              Autonomous Ocean Vehicles Supply Key Data on Hurricane Florence      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Remote Dutch Text Auditor      Cache   Translate Page      
    A customer experience company needs applicants for an opening for a Remote Dutch Text Auditor. Individual must be able to fulfill the following responsibilities: Support the maintenance of Text Analytic auto-coding projects Read comments and indicate if they belong to the category assigned and if the sentiment the computer gave is correct Required Skills: Fluency in Dutch Attention to detail, logical thinking, flexibility, self-motivation Ability to work both autonomously and on a team Asked to support in dictionary and translation duties associated with Text Analytic work
              Seminal Autonomous Vehicle DragonFly Coming This Fall      Cache   Translate Page      

    Full-stack visual intelligence company PerceptIn has announced that it will be offerings its low-speed autonomous vehicle, the $40,000 DragonFly Pod, via a pilot purchase program in November. Initially, the DragonFly Pod will be intended to work as a short-distance transport and primarily sold to corporate or university campuses. However, the company says it will be workable […]

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              Blackmore Is Betting the Rest Of the Lidar Industry Has It All Wrong      Cache   Translate Page      
    Doppler Accumulated Frames from Blackmore lidar

    Lidar is king when it comes to autonomous vehicle sensors, but Blackmore wants to raise the ante further, with increased range and integrated velocity measurement in its FMCW Doppler lidar product.

    The post Blackmore Is Betting the Rest Of the Lidar Industry Has It All Wrong appeared first on ExtremeTech.


              Industrial Engineer R&D - Bath Fitter CA - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
    Autonomous, positive, dynamic and resourceful. The incumbent works in cooperation with various departments, including Engineering, Product Integration, Finance,...
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              Games: Forsaken Remastered, Megaquarium, Nimbatus, BFF or Die, Unity 2018.3 Beta      Cache   Translate Page      
    • Forsaken Remastered adds Vulkan support to the Linux version

      For those who love testing out games with Vulkan, do take a look at Forsaken Remastered which was updated last night for Linux to add in Vulkan support. To enable it, simply load the game and go into the video options where it will now let you pick your graphics API.

    • Build the aquarium you always wanted in Megaquarium, out now for Linux

      Megaquarium is like theme park for those who love fish and it's now officially available with same-day Linux support. Developed by Twice Circled, who were responsible for the rather good Big Pharma which also has a Linux version. Note: Key provided by the developer.

      As someone who is fascinated by ocean life, I often visit our local aquarium to learn a little and take it all in. This is probably why Megaquarium speaks to me on a level other such tycoon builders don't.

    • Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor has come a long way since the Kickstarter, Early Access soon

      Nimbatus - The Space Drone Constructor, as the name might suggest, has you building drones, which you can directly control or give them some autonomous features. The closed alpha is extremely promising and a lot of fun to play with.

    • Puzzle game BFF or Die is out with Linux support, interesting in both singleplayer and local co-op

      BFF or Die is an interesting puzzle game from ASA Studio that I was testing before release (key provided by the developer), one that offers a decent experience if you're alone or if you have friends around for some local co-op.

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      The design is pretty good, while the early levels are naturally as easy as breathing, the later levels certainly get a lot more interesting when many more gameplay elements start coming together. Especially tricky when you think you've mapped out the level in your brain and new enemies appear to throw a spanner in the works, even more so in single-player when you're controlling a light to see what's around independently of your movement.

    • Unity 2018.3 Beta Promotes Vulkan Editor No Longer Experimental, Various Linux Fixes

      The first public beta of the Unity 2018.3 game engine is now available for testing and evaluation.

      Unity 2018.3 beta is shipping today with various workflow improvements, improvements to the Shader Graph, drops their legacy particle system, and other changes. From their overview there isn't all that much to get excited about by Linux gamers...

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              Novel flying robot mimics rapid insect flight      Cache   Translate Page      
    A novel insect-inspired flying robot, developed by TU Delft researchers from the Micro Air Vehicle Laboratory (MAVLab), is presented in Science. Experiments with this first autonomous, free-flying and agile flapping-wing robot -- carried out in collabo...
              C++ Software Engineer – R&D & Autonomous - General Motors - Markham, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
    General Motors of Canada values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Should you be contacted by General Motors of Canada Ltd, please advise if you...
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              Active Safety/Autonomous New Grad - General Motors - Canada      Cache   Translate Page      
    You will be responsible for the development of model based control and diagnostic subsystems related to automated and autonomous driving. This position...
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              Uber is investing $150M in Toronto to expand self-driving car efforts      Cache   Translate Page      
    Months after an Uber self-driving vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona, the ride-hailing giant has announced it's adding a new engineering hub in Toronto and expanding its autonomous research team as it refocuses its self-driving car efforts.
              BMW's self-driving motorcycle isn't as scary as you might think      Cache   Translate Page      
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    A self-driving motorcycle sounds terrifying, but BMW's autonomous bike isn't supposed to ever drive on public roads — it's only for safety research. So that's a relief.

    SEE ALSO: 5 semi-autonomous cars took a road test and barely passed

    This week BMW Motorrad — the motorcycle division of the German car company — showed a prototype driverless bike on a test track accelerating, navigating curves, and braking all on its own. In Munich, safety researchers have been using the autonomous motorcycle to test out features for its real motorcycles to handle dangerous situations.

    What the company learns from the robot-controlled motorcycle will go into its safety and driving systems for its human-driven bikes. This isn't testing for full-fledged self-driving motorcycles. Instead, the tech developed through the prototype will help riders stay stable, avoid obstacles on the road, and manage other dangerous situations, like when they need to brake quickly. Read more...

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              This robotic bartender is coming soon to an airport near you      Cache   Translate Page      
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    A robotic bartender called Yanu will soon be fixing thousands of drinks at some major European airports. The AI-powered bar unit will be fully autonomous and capable of making 100-150 drinks per hour. Read more...

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              Business Services and Compliance Manager at Association of Chartered Certified Accountants      Cache   Translate Page      
    ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We're the world's most forward thinking professional accountancy body. Since we were founded in 1904, we have expanded to over 1400 staff in 55 countries, meaning we're a truly global organisation. Our people enjoy a working environment that is dynamic, human and connected, and have a strong focus on creating value for our students and members.Job Description We're currently looking for a Business Services and Compliance Manager on a full time, permanent basis. This position can be based in Accra, Nairobi, Lagos or Johannesburg. The Business Services and Compliance Manager will lead Business Services activities in ACCA national offices. Activities include Facilities Management, Estates Management, Health & Safety, Business Continuity Planning and Compliance. The role requires collaboration with Market Heads and Global Support functions including Finance, IT&T, Corporate Assurance, Legal and other key stakeholders within ACCA to ensure achieved outcomes are aligned with ACCA strategy and goals. The Job On a day to day basis, you'll be involved in the following: Maintaining all aspects of compliance and audit work for the office Reporting on compliance of facilities and estates, health and safety, security, and annual audits Leading the delivery of the office's safety, health and environment service under guidance of senior colleagues Undertaking risk assessments activities as per agreed schedule and report on mitigating actions Business Continuity planning and maintenance Managing operational and capital budget which includes submission of annual budgets Collaborating with Market Heads and Global Support functions including Finance, IT&T, Corporate Assurance, Legal and other key stakeholders within ACCA [WG1] General office management including administration, logistics, mail handling, meeting room coordination, internal event and workshop support, and other ad hoc duties. The Person We're looking for someone who has the following skills/experience: Fluent in written and oral English Degree educated Previous experience in an office/business management position Sound knowledge of all aspects of compliance Strong project management skills Assertive, collaborative and able to work autonomously Excellent communication skills with the ability to build rapport easily with key stakeholders and colleagues
              Tepper Quad Positions Region for Greater Economic Growth      Cache   Translate Page      

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    As innovations from Carnegie Mellon University continue to transform the Pittsburgh region into a tech hub that attracts top talent and spurs development, the opening of the David A. Tepper Quadrangle positions the region for even greater impact.

    "The Tepper Quad recognizes and celebrates the central role of universities as engines of new discovery, innovation and economic development," said CMU President Farnam Jahanian. "With the built-in resources of the Swartz Center, it helps entrepreneurs from across campus conceive, launch, and lead in new endeavors. By incubating cutting-edge ideas at the intersection of business, technology and society, the Tepper Quad will spark economic development in the region and help cement Pittsburgh as the destination of choice for innovators and entrepreneurs."

    The Tepper building's grand opening is set for Sept. 13-14.

    Pittsburgh native David Tepper, founder of one of the world's most successful hedge funds and lead donor for the Tepper Quad, sought to create a space to inspire interaction within and beyond the academic realms of Carnegie Mellon.

    "Space can limit you in how things are done. This space will not," Tepper said. "This building will add to the vitality of the university and the region, integrating different academic disciplines at the center of campus."

    Tepper School of Business Dean Robert Dammon said the Tepper Quad will help CMU take innovations from labs and classrooms into the global marketplace.

    "The Tepper Quad extends beyond the business school. It's a collaborative, interdisciplinary hub focused on solving problems that really matter to the world," Dammon said.

    Economic Impact

    Carnegie Mellon and the Tepper School's rise in reputation has had spillover effects for the region. The university provides an annual $2.5 billion economic benefit to the Pittsburgh region, according to a 2017 study, "Impact from Innovation: Carnegie Mellon University's Role as a Local and Global Economic Engine." CMU directly or indirectly helped to create 148 startup companies between 2012 and 2016, and many continue to call Pittsburgh home.

    CMU's culture of innovation, solving real-world problems and interdisciplinary research attracts top talent to the region. Pittsburgh's startup-friendly environment, reasonable cost of living, and arts and cultural scene have helped turn the tide on retention.

    "There is a powerful symbiotic relationship between CMU and the region," Jahanian said. "Pittsburgh has benefited immensely from the activity of its universities, while CMU needs the region to flourish in order to realize its ambitions."

    A 2017 Brookings Institution report noted the Pittsburgh region's per capita university research and development spending was nearly two and one-half times the national average. CMU's close proximity to the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has provided an optimal environment for collaboration, and opportunities exist to build on the region's strengths in advanced manufacturing and autonomous systems.

    "Pittsburgh's economic transformation would not have been possible without the innovation emerging from the region's universities," said Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto. "Carnegie Mellon's strengths in technology and autonomy have attracted major investments to the region, and the city's unique partnership with CMU has established Pittsburgh as a living laboratory for improving urban infrastructure."

    The university's partnerships with more than 350 corporations are critical to the region's growth, as many seek opportunities for location on or near Carnegie Mellon's main campus to capitalize on its talent and emerging innovation.

    Since its opening in 2005, Carnegie Mellon's Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) has housed some of the biggest names in technical innovation including Google, Apple and Intel. Google's Pittsburgh Office rapidly grew and became an anchor tenant in East Liberty's Bakery Square redevelopment.

    Facebook recently announced it will open an artificial intelligence research lab in Pittsburgh to expand its research activities with academic communities.

    Tech Transfer Transforms Pittsburgh

    CMU startups and other entrepreneurial ventures also have set up headquarters in Pittsburgh, with many clustering in the city's Strip District and Lawrenceville neighborhoods. "Robotics Row," as it's now called, is breathing new life into former warehouses and factory buildings along the Allegheny River.

    One of those companies is Argo AI, an artificial intelligence firm launched by CMU alumni and former staff of the National Robotics Engineering Center. Last year, Ford Motor Co. announced a plan to invest $1 billion over five years in the startup to develop a self-driving system for an autonomous vehicle slated for deployment in 2021.

    "While we're applying the latest techniques in computer vision and machine learning to the work we're doing every day, some of the most advanced research is being done at the university level. That's why it's critical to stay connected to the academic community, so we can cultivate the young minds that will help us bring cutting-edge work out of the lab and into the real world," said Argo AI CEO Bryan Salesky.

    Argo AI tapped Robotics Institute faculty members Simon Lucey and Deva Ramanan through a university partnership that provides research funding for CMU students. As staff scientists at Argo AI, Lucey and Ramanan are advancing the way autonomous vehicles see and interpret the world around them and better predict road user behavior.

    Only blocks away, CMU spinoff Wombat Security Technologies addresses the human element in cybersecurity by providing organizations with information security awareness and training software to teach their employees more secure behavior. In early 2018, Proofpoint Inc. acquired the company for $225 million.

    Three members of CMU's CyLab Security and Privacy Institute — Lorrie Faith Cranor, FORE Systems Professor of computer science and engineering and public policy; Norman Sadeh, professor of computer science; and Jason Hong, associate professor of computer science — worked with CMU's Center for Technology Transfer and Enterprise Creation (CTTEC) to spin out their research into Wombat.

    CMU has been ranked among the top 10 U.S. universities for technology transfer by the Milken Institute. Since 2005, CTTEC has served more than 5,700 inventors and filed more than 2,100 patents.

    While attracting significant investments from sources outside of the region, Argo AI and Wombat have maintained their headquarters in Pittsburgh. They've also expanded. Argo AI has offices in Dearborn, Michigan; Cranbury, New Jersey; and the San Francisco Bay area; and Wombat has opened offices in Denver and London.

    Students Seek Out CMU's Startup Culture

    Situated at the center of Carnegie Mellon's campus, the Tepper Quad embraces a new model for interconnected research, teaching and learning.

    The Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, a network of CMU programs that help create commercial ventures from cutting-edge research innovations and promising ideas, is located on the Tepper Quad building's third floor. Created in 2015 with a $31 million gift from alumnus and venture capitalist James R. Swartz and his wife, Susan, the center helps students, faculty, staff and alumni tap into the university's "innovation ecosystem." It also connects members of the campus community with national and local entrepreneurial resources.

    "The future of business is in the hands of entrepreneurs, and this program creates campus-wide exposure to entrepreneurship. It's not just about building technical companies or startups," Swartz said. "It's about helping students learn a way of life that's going to serve them well in the future."


    Courtney Williamson, who earned her doctorate in organizational behavior and theory from CMU in 2016, founded AbiliLife in 2014 to create back braces for the elderly and patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

    Courtney Williamson, CEO and founder of AbiliLife, located on Pittsburgh's North Side, launched her startup in 2014 while pursuing a Ph.D. in organizational behavior and theory at the Tepper School. She also was caregiver for her mother, who had Parkinson's disease for 25 years. As the disease progressed, her mother's deteriorating posture and balance made it difficult to walk or sit comfortably.

    Unable to find a product to address this issue, Williamson connected with biomedical engineering students and developed Abililife's Calibrace+. The back brace, designed for patients with neurodegenerative disorders and the elderly, works by lifting the wearer's shoulders up and back, thereby giving the wearer support. Williamson turned to CMU's Project Olympus startup accelerator, now part of the Swartz Center, to connect with mentors, secure funding and launch her business. Her company's brace is now FDA-registered and covered by Medicare and private insurers.

    While Williamson's company is improving quality of life for patients and caregivers, a graduate of the Tepper School's MBA program is working on a creative approach to address urban food security.


    RoBotany co-founders Austin Webb and Daniel Seim graduated in 2017 with MBAs. Through their indoor vertical farming company, they are transforming modern agriculture with automated robotics and software analytics.

    Austin Webb, along with his co-founders, launched RoBotany in 2016 to transform indoor vertical farming with automated robotics and software analytics. Webb said RoBotany's technology improves labor efficiency and crop output year-round, increasing the availability of hyper-local, better tasting produce to the surrounding community.

    Through the Swartz Center, RoBotany sprouted its first crops on campus with its first prototype and now operates in a former steel mill on Pittsburgh's Southside. The company was named one of Inc. Magazine's Coolest College Startups in 2017. It also took first place at the Tepper School's McGinnis Venture Competition and the Allegheny Region CleanTech University Prize competition. RoBotany has leveraged the school's alumni network and other resources to raise over $13 million in funding.


              C++ Software Engineer – R&D & Autonomous - General Motors - Markham, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
    Work with cross functional teams to explore and expand the possibilities of using HD Maps for Automated driving....
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              Uber's $150 million bet on AVs in Toronto      Cache   Translate Page      
    Uber is spending $150 million to open an engineering hub and expand self-driving car operations in Toronto, underscoring the company's commitment to autonomous vehicle development despite setbacks.
              Why Jaguar's Designers Are Adding Googly Eyes to Autonomous Vehicles       Cache   Translate Page      

    For a pedestrian, "It's second-nature to glance at the driver of the approaching vehicle before stepping into the road," says Pete Bennett, Jaguar Land Rover's Future Mobility Research Manager. So understandably, even if you've got the light, you may be hesitant to cross the road if you see that a waiting car has no driver behind the wheel at all. That's why JLR's designers have added the following feature to a series of test vehicles at a facility in Coventry:

    "The intelligent pods [are] run autonomously on a fabricated street scene in Coventry, while the behaviour of pedestrians is analysed as they wait to cross the road. The 'eyes' have been devised by a team of advanced engineers, working in Jaguar Land Rover's Future Mobility division. The pods seek out the pedestrian - appearing to 'look' directly at them - signalling to road users that it has identified them, and intends to take avoiding action."

    I think the next step should be to sign a licensing deal with Pixar.

    "None of us will run you over."



              Volvo's Crazy-Looking Vera: A Driverless--and Passengerless--Vehicle for Transporting Goods       Cache   Translate Page      

    We're used to seeing autonomous car concepts, and even autonomous trucks. But Volvo is the first to break free from the incumbency of the form factors with Vera, their forthcoming driverless vehicle that looks pretty radically different from what came before:

    "Vera is an autonomous, electric vehicle that can operate with significantly less exhaust emissions and low noise levels. It is controlled and monitored via a cloud-based service, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient."

    The idea is that a fleet of these would "optimise transport in highly-repetitive, short distance flows with large volumes of goods, such as ports, factory areas and logistical mega centres, where it offers better delivery precision and flexibility."

    So for now, at least, it appears this is not intended to replace long-haul truckers. But when that step is eventually taken, whether by Volvo, Tesla or another company, there are going to be a lot of people out of work. Who should address that issue? Volvo? The government? The people that are going to be out of work themselves?


              Greece: Roving Cultural Mediator      Cache   Translate Page      
    Organization: Danish Refugee Council
    Country: Greece
    Closing date: 28 Sep 2018

    Introduction

    The Danish Refugee Council assists refugees and internally displaced persons across the globe: we provide emergency aid, fight for their rights, and strengthen their opportunity for a brighter future. We work in conflict-affected areas, along the displacement routes, and in the countries where refugees settle. In cooperation with local communities, we strive for responsible and sustainable solutions. We work toward successful integration and – whenever possible – for the fulfillment of the wish to return home.

    The Danish Refugee Council was founded in Denmark in 1956 and has since grown to become an international humanitarian organization with more than 7,000 staff and 8,000 volunteers. Our vision is a dignified life for all displaced.

    All our efforts are based on our value compass: humanity, respect, independence and neutrality, participation, and honesty and transparency.

    Background

    DRC has been operating in Greece since November 2015, providing support to the Greek Ministry of Migration Policy in ensuring dignified reception conditions for refugees and migrants arriving on Lesvos island. In March 2016, DRC expanded its operations in Athens, in response to the changing context and the build-up of refugee population on mainland Greece.

    1. Purpose

    Under the overall supervision of the Field Protection Manager, and in cooperation with the DRC protection staff, the Roving Cultural Mediator will accompany vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees to and from their places of residence to access medical, legal and other services in the Greek public sector. S/he will ensure safe and dignified access to medical, legal and other services, and provide translation and interpretation as well as culturally appropriate, correct, and smooth communication between the persons of concern and Greek service providers.

    The key responsibilities include:

    2. Duties and Responsibilities

    · In coordination with, and at the request of field protection staff, accompany asylum seekers and refugees via bus, metro or taxi from their place of residence to the service provider and back home again afterward if needed.

    · Provide clear, understandable and culturally appropriate translation and interpretation services for asylum seekers, refugees and the service providers, as required.

    · Support persons of concern to fully express and understand the information being exchanged and take written notes if needed.

    · Ensure the confidentiality of the information is preserved and respected

    · Provide backup support to the protection teams when not accompanying clients

    · Other tasks as required by the Field Protection Manager to support the implementation of DRC’s activities

    3. Required Qualifications

    • Excellent command of written and spoken Greek and at least one of the following:

    Arabic / Dari / Pashtu / Kurmanji / Sorani languages

    • Basic written and spoken English is required
    • Extensive vocabulary and ability to accurately translate complex ideas and information
    • Minimum 1 year working experience; previous experience working in the humanitarian sector is preferred
    • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, working with different groups, partners and nationalities
    • Ability to work with vulnerable individuals, from children to elderly
    • Commitment to humanitarian principles and values
    • Flexible, enthusiastic and willing to learn from others
    • Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
    • Competence with Microsoft Word, basic Excel

    4. Skills & Qualities

    · Good organizational skills to work autonomously and organize transportation for a variety of clients

    · Empathy combined with a genuine desire to improve the quality of the lives of service users

    · Ability to think on your feet and make decisions under pressure

    · General administrative skills

    · Ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

    · Flexibility to adapt to new roles, tasks and situations;

    · Strong observation, analytical and listening skills;

    · The capacity to understand and translate medical, legal and procedural information;

    · The ability to negotiate, mediate and interpret on behalf of service users;

    · Demonstrates integrity by modelling the DRC values and ethical standards

    · Strong analytical skills

    5. General Regulations

    · The employee shall follow DRC instructions on safety, confidentiality and ethical guidelines, including the Code of Conduct and the Humanitarian Accountability Framework.

    · Employee should not engage in any other paid activity during the DRC contract period without prior authorization.

    · Employee should not engage in any activity that could harm DRC or the implementation of any project during the DRC contract period.

    · Employee should not give interviews to the media or publish project-related photos or other material without prior authorization.

    · Employee shall return all borrowed equipment for the project to DRC after the end of the contract period or upon request.

    6. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    The contract will be under the Greek Labor Law, and all allowances will be provided to the employees (Christmas, Easter, Vacation bonus).

    Additionally, the employee will be entitled to receive a DRC mobile phone and a laptop.

    DRC provides training opportunities to develop and strengthen the quality of its services as well as its staff members’ professional and personal development.

    The position will be based in Larisa (Central Greece) and national terms and conditions apply


    How to apply:

    Application Process

    Interested? Then apply for this position on line**: www.drc.dk/about-drc/vacancies/current-vacancies.** All applicants must send a cover letter and an updated CV (no longer than four pages). Both must be in English**.**

    Applications close on the 28th of September 2018.

    *Due to the urgency of the position DRC reserves the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline.**


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