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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley issued a warning to Russia and Iran today, saying that continued attacks on the last opposition stronghold in Idlib, Syria could result in “dire” consequences. From CNN:

During what was the second session on Idlib in four days, Haley told the council that “the world has seen a clear military escalation” this month by Russia and the Syrian regime, whose forces have conducted more than 100 airstrikes, using “barrel bombs, rockets and artillery” in an attempt to retake the last rebel holdout after more than seven years of war…

“If Assad, Russia and Iran continue down the path they are on, the consequences will be dire,” she said.

“I also want to reiterate what I said last week to the Assad regime and anyone else contemplating the use of chemical weapons in Syria,” Haley added. “The United States followed through when we said that we would respond to the use of chemical weapons. We stand by this warning.”

Secretary of Defense James Mattis declined to say Tuesday whether the US would take military action against the Syrian regime should it use chemical weapons, but he did say Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has “been warned.”

There are said to be around 3 million people in Idlib, with a large percentage of them children. So the concern is that Assad and Russia are going to use the same strategy here they’ve used in other places in Syria, i.e. Russian airstrikes followed by a siege to cut off food and water and, possibly, the use of chemical weapons. Last week President Trump himself warned Russia and Iran not to “recklessly” attack Idlib Province.

But shortly after that tweet the airstrikes began:

And it’s not just the millions of people who could be impacted. A full-scale attack is likely to create another surge of refugees fleeing the country:

As Secretary of State Mike Pompeo noted, Russia pledged to preserve Idlib as a “deescalation zone” and end the war through diplomacy. Yet it now appears poised to throw its planes behind an assault by the government of Bashar al-Assad, also backed by Iran, to capture the territory by force. Moscow cites the presence of an al-Qaeda-linked rebel group, which controls much of Idlib; Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says it is a “festering abscess” that must be “liquidated.” But the United Nations’ Syria envoy estimates there are only about 10,000 fighters in the extremist group. If they follow their usual modus operandi, the Assad, Iranian and Russian forces will fight them by systematically targeting the civilian population and infrastructure, including food markets, schools and hospitals.

The damage could spread far beyond Syria. A full-scale offensive could send hundreds of thousands of refugees streaming north toward Turkey, where some 3.5 million Syrians already are harbored.

Bottom line, there is a real potential for catastrophe here and Russia and Iran clearly don’t care so long as they can claim victory and prop up their puppet Asssad. If things escalate, and especially if there is another use of chemical weapons, it’s very likely the US will intervene with more than strong words. Here are Nikki Haley’s full remarks.

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From the Commercial Observer:

City councilman Jimmy Van Bramer presides over one of New York City’s hottest real estate markets: western Queens. And one of its submarkets, Long Island City, is on track to get 6,200 new residential units by next year and sits at the heart of crucial zoning, infrastructure, transportation and urban planning issues that affect much of the city.

The 49-year-old councilman, who represents LIC, part of Astoria, Sunnyside and Woodside, was raised in his district by a printer father and painter mother, both union members. Since taking office in 2009, he has found himself facing down developers and community activists alike, while trying to stay true to both his core principles and his working-class neighborhood roots.

Over the past few years, he’s netted some victories for his district, like a new modern library for Hunters Point South in LIC and protected bike and bus lanes along Queens Boulevard. He’s also run into controversy over development and transit issues, like when he refused to greenlight a 2016 rezoning for a 200-unit affordable apartment building developed by Phipps Houses in Sunnyside. And last year he clashed with neighbors and businesses along Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside for proposing protected bike lanes there and along 43rd Avenue after two cyclists were killed by motorists. (After getting pushback from local merchants and the community board over bike lanes replacing parking spots, he abandoned the plan. Congressman Joe Crowley—recently unseated in a surprise victory by democratic socialist candidate Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez—even weighed in on Twitter to oppose the bike lanes.)

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President Trump is a fine President and a true American Patriot. And Ovomit is just the opposite..........A TRAITOR AND LAWLESS SCUMBAG

Ovomit's
Acts of Treason:

1.Perpetrating acts of fraud, perjury and conspiracy in his refusal to confirm
his lawful eligibility to serve as president under the U.S. Constitution
Article II, Section 1, constituting impeachable offenses of high crimes and misdemeanors
adumbrated in U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 4;

2. Surrendering sovereign U.S. war-making to foreign powers and international
authorities by attacking Libya without consulting Congress, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article 1, Section 8 and U.S. Code Title 50, Chapter33:1541-1548;

3. Accepting foreign title and office while acting as U.S. President and without consulting Congress when in 2009, Obama assumed the Chairmanship of the UN Security
Council, the international body responsible for declaring war on behalf of the UN, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 9;

4. Making
bribery attempts in word and in deed, as Obama administration offered bribes to
at least three Federal candidates for office: Joe Sestak, Andrew Romanoff and
Jim Matheson, in violation of U.S. Code Title 18, Section 201;

5. Defying a
Federal Court Order by refusing to halt the unconstitutional implementation of
the "Patient Healthcare and Affordable Care Act of 2010, popularly known
as "ObamaCare", in violation of U.S. Constitution Article II, Section
3, and Article III, Sections 1 & 2;

6. Defying a
Federal Court Order by refusing to grant lawful deep water drilling permits, in
violation of U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 3, and Article III, Sections
1 & 2;

7. Executive
Branch creation and implementation of regulations asserting unconstitutional
force of Federal law on matters explicitly rejected by or contrary to the will
and intent of Congress, specifically the EPA implementation of Cap and Trade,
in violation of U.S. Constitution Article I, Section 1 and Section 8;

8. Refusing
to secure our broken borders from illegal alien invasion, international
criminal incursion, and terrorist cadre penetration, in violation of U.S.
Constitution, Article III, Section 3 and Article IV, Section 4;

9. Executive
Branch malfeasance and impeding the administration of justice by preventing the
U.S. Department of Justice from investigating crimes committed for the direct
benefit of the President by presidential associates including: voter
intimidation at the hands of the New Black Panthers and ACORN election fraud,
in violation of U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 3, and U.S. Criminal Code
Section 135, (Comp. St. § 10305);

10. Direct
mobilizing and funding of mob violence, sedition and insurrection, as witnessed
in Wisconsin, by the President's own reelection campaign group Organizing for
America, and including open statements of incitement to the insurrection by the
President himself, in violation of U.S.Penal Code, Chapter 115, Section 2383;

11.
Executive Branch usurpation of lawmaking powers voiding duly enacted
legislation of Congress by improperly preventing the U.S. Department of Justice
from defending established Federal law – specifically the Defense of Marriage
Act, in violation of U.S. Constitution Article II, Section 3;

12. Adhering
to the enemies of the United States, giving them aid and comfort, as witnessed
by consorting with, supporting and installing to powerful Federal positions
persons who in writing, word and deed have called for and promoted the
overthrow of America's constitutionally guaranteed Republican form of
government, and the overthrow of the United States Constitution; including but
not limited to William Ayers, Bernadette Dohrn, Cass Sunstein, John Holdren,
Van Jones, Dalia Mogahed, Harold Koh, and Eric Holder, in violation of U.S.
Constitution, Article III, Section IV and U.S. Penal Code, Section 2385.

, according to Bill Gertz in the Washington Times, “the U.S. government has traced some of the
$1.7 billion released to Iran by the Obama administration to Iranian-backed
terrorists in the two years since the cash was transferred.”

There is a law that applies to this situation.
U.S. Code 2381 says: “Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies
war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort
within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer
death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this
title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office
under the United States.”

But there is one thing Barack Obama has on all
competitors: treason.

He showered hundreds of billions of dollars on
the Islamic Republic of Iran. There are those who say, “It was their money. It
belonged to the Iranian government but was frozen and not paid since 1979.”
Indeed, and there was a reason for that: not even Jimmy Carter, who made the
Islamic Republic of Iran possible, thought that money, which had been paid by
the Shah’s government in a canceled arms deal, belonged to the mullahs who
overthrew the Shah. Likewise Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Clinton, and George W.
Bush all thought that the Islamic Republic was not due money that was owed to
the Shah.

Only Barack Obama did.

The definition of treason is giving aid and
comfort to the enemy. The leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran order their
people to chant “Death to America” in mosques every Friday, and repeatedly vow
that they will ultimately destroy the United States of America and the state of
Israel. How was giving them billions and helping them skirt sanctions applied
by the U.S. government not treason?

A List of Obama’s Constitutional
Violations

Ovomit took the
Presidential Oath, swearing to “.. preserve, protect and defend the
Constitution of the United States” but has:

§ Used Executive Action in direct opposition
to the law, and unilaterally changes the law for at least five million illegal
aliens; Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative power held by Congress; “he shall
take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Article II Section 3; Article
I Section 8

§ In direct violation of ACA Law ( Section 36B
) ordered subsidies be paid under Federal Exchange. Article. I. Section. 1;
Article II, Section 3.

§ *Entered Treaty Agreement with Iran without
Advice & Consent of the Senate. No agreement (including one with the UN) is
valid without 2/3 Senate approval. Article II Section 2.

§ Operation Choke Point program – Direct
infringement on 2nd Amendment.

§ Violated statute on “Material Support of
Terrorism” by returning top terrorists back to terrorist organizations. Article
II Section 3; Dereliction of Duty Article II Section 4

§ Violated Appropriations Act (DOD Section
8111) – GAO report; Article II Section 3

§ Ignored law that requires Congress be
notified prior to any detainees being moved from Guantanamo. “he shall take
Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Article II Section 3

§ Using EPA to “legislate” over States,
Congress, and Federal Court; Article II Section 3; Article I Section 8; Direct
violation of Presidential Oath.

§ Appointed 24+ Federal agency czars without
advice and consent of the Senate; Violation of Article II Section 2

§ Used Executive Privilege in regards to Fast
& Furious gun running scandal. When Government misconduct is the concern
Executive privilege is negated.

§ 23 Executive Orders on gun control –
infringement of the 2nd Amendment

§ Exposed identity and methods of operation of
a Navy SEALs team – Illegal for a President to reveal classified military
secrets. Article II Section 3

§ 2 Executive actions mandating private health
information on patients be turned over to NICS – Violation of HIPPA law.

§ Executive Order bypassing Congress on
immigration – Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative power held by Congress;
Article II Section 3; Article I Section 8

§ Unilaterally issued new exemptions to
immigration restrictions law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who
provided “limited material support” to t

errorists. – Article 1 Section 1; Article I
Section 8 Congress shall have the Power..to establish an uniform Rule of
Naturalization.

§ Issued directive instructing ICE to NOT
enforce immigration laws in certain cases. Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative
power held by Congress; “he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully
executed,” Article II Section 3; Article I Section 8

§ Release of convicted illegal aliens ordered
in direct opposition to law-Article II Section 3

§ Expanded executive action for amnesty to
illegal immigrant relatives of DREAM Act beneficiaries. Article 1 Section 1,
ALL Legislative power held by Congress; “he shall take Care that the Laws be
faithfully executed,” Article II Section 3; Article I Section 8

§ Executive action directing DHS that almost
all immigration offenses were unenforceable absent a separate criminal conviction.
Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative power held by Congress; “he shall take
Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Article II Section 3; Article I
Section 8

§ Ignoring Law (2006 Secure Fence Act) “he
shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Article II Section 3

§ Used DOJ to ignore section 8 of the Voting
Rights Act. ” he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Article
II Section 3

§ Used DOJ to prevent Arizona and Alabama from
enforcing immigration laws. – 10th Amendment

§ Information memorandum telling states that
they can waive the work requirement for welfare recipients, thereby altering
the 1996 welfare reform law. – Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative power held
by Congress.

§ Used NLRB to dictate to a business where
they can do business. (Boeing Dreamliner Plant). No Constitutional authority to
do so.

§ NDAA – Section 1021. Due process Rights
negated. Violation of 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th Amendments.

§ Executive Order 13603 NDRP – Government can
seize anything

§ Executive Order 13524 – Gives INTERPOL
jurisdiction on American soil beyond law enforcement agencies, including the
FBI.

§ Executive Order 13636 Infrastructure
Cybersecurity – Bypassing Congress Article 1 Section 1, ALL Legislative power
held by Congress

§ Attempt to tax political contributions – 1st
Amendment

§ DOMA Law – Obama directed DOJ to ignore the
Constitution and separation of powers and not enforce the law. ” he shall take
Care that the Laws be faithfully executed,” Article II Section 3

§ Dodd-Frank – Due process and separation of
powers. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau writing and interpreting law.
Article. I. Section. 1

§ Drone strikes on American Citizens – 5th
Amendment Due process Rights negated

§ Bypassed Congress and gave EPA power to
advance Cap-n-Trade

§ Attempt for Graphic tobacco warnings (under
appeal) – 1st Amendment

§ Four Exec. appointments – Senate was NOT in
recess (Court has ruled unconstitutional yet the appointees still remain)

§ Obama took Chairmanship of UN Security
Council – Violation of Section 9.

§ ACA (Obamacare) mandate – SCOTUS rewrote
legislation and made it a tax because there is no Constitutional authority for
Congress to force Americans to engage in commerce. SCOTUS has no authority to
Legislate or lay taxes. Article I Section 1 & 8.

§ Contraceptive, abortifacients mandate
violation of First Ammendment

§ Healthcare waivers – No president has
dispensing powers

§ Refuses to acknowledge state’s 10th
Amendment rights to nullify Obamacare

§ Going after states (AZ lawsuit) for
upholding Federal law (immigration) -10th Amendment.

§ Chrysler Bailout -TARP – violated creditors
rights and bankruptcy law, as well as Takings and Due Process Clauses – 5th
Amendment (G.W. Bush also illegally used TARP funds for bailouts)

§ The Independent Payment Advisory Board
(appointees by the president). Any decisions by IPAB will instantly become law
starting in 2014 – Separation of Powers, Article 1 Section 1.

§ Congress did not approve Obama’s war in
Libya. Article I, Section 8, First illegal war U.S. has engaged in. Impeachable
under Article II, Section 4; War Powers Act – Article II Section 3.

§ Obama falsely claims UN can usurp
Congressional war powers.

§ Obama has acted outside the constitutional
power given him – this in itself is unconstitutional.

§ Bribery of Senator Ben Nelson and Senator
Mary Landrey. (Cornhusker Kickback and Louisiana Purchase) Article II, Section
4.

§ With the approval of Obama, the NSA and the
FBI are tapping directly into the servers of 9 internet companies to gain
access to emails, video/audio, photos, documents, etc. This program is code
named PRISM. NSA also collecting data on all phone calls in U.S. – Violation of
4th Amendment.

§ Directed signing of U.N. Firearms treaty –
2nd Amendment.

§ The Senate/Obama immigration bill (approved
by both) raises revenue – Section 7. All Bills for raising Revenue shall
originate in the House of Representatives

§ Obama altered law – (A president has no
authority to alter law) Delayed upholding the Employer Mandate Law (ACA) until
2015 – Individual Mandate will be enforced. A President does not have that
authority – Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powersherein granted shall
be vested in a Congress of the United States; The president “shall take care
that the laws be faithfully executed” -Article II, Section 3; Equal Protection
Clause -14th Amendment.

§ Obama altered law – ACA Medicare cuts
delayed until 2015. Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.

§ Obama altered law – Enforcement of
eligibility requirements for ACA delayed until 2015. Article. I. Section. 1;
Article II, Section 3.

§ Obama wavered ACA Income Verification
Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.

§ Obama altered law – Delayed ACA caps on out
of pocket expenses until 2015. (when implemented premiums will skyrocket)
Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.

§ Obama ignored judicial order to fulfill
legal obligation regarding Yucca Mountain waste. Article II, Section 3

§ Waived Federal provision that prevents U.S.
From arming terrorist groups – Article I. Section 1; Impeachable under Article
III, Section 3.

§ Directed State Department HS to ignore law
barring entry to U.S. those giving political or charitable aid to known
terrorist groups. Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.

§ Obama shelves part of the ACA Law for
Insurers, extending the life of non-qualifying (according to ACA) plans until
Jan. 1, 2015. Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3. Violation of the
Take Care Clause, Separation of Powers.

§ Obama waved ACA individual mandate for those
that lost their insurance. Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.
Violation of the Take Care Clause, Separation of Powers.

§ Obama alters ACA law and exempts companies
employing between 50-100 full-time workers from business mandate until 2016.
Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3.

§ In total, Obama has unilaterally altered ACA
24 times. Article. I. Section. 1; Article II, Section 3. Violation of the Take
Care Clause, Separation of Powers.


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Blaming the victims rarely helps your cause, and usually has an inescapable racist component. You may characterize it however you wish to support your argument. But the simple fact is, PR's infrastructure was shit long before Irma was on the horizon and it's undeniable that it played a part in the recovery failure.. Facts don't bow to political agendas, Balthy...
          Comment on Primary Season's Last Lap by Michale      Cache   Translate Page      
I think Cynthia Nixon's problem is that she comes across as yet another celebrity dilettante come down from the mountain to tell us how it is. I think we've had quite enough of that. I would agree with that.. She seems to have an entitlement issue.. On the other hand her "America Was Never That Great" opponent should be disqualified outright.. :D No, but the story is a nice distraction from the fact that Trump completely botched the response in Puerto Rico. So, we are in agreement that the WaPoop claim is, arguably, hysterical anti-Trump bullshit.. Plays great to the hysterical NeverTrumpers, but little to do with FACTS or REALITY... As to the "botched" response?? PR was "botched" long before Irma made it obvious to the world.. While it's fair to say President Trump wasn't at his best, it's UNFAIR to put ALL the blame on the response and don't assign ANY blame to the lack of preparedness on the part of the PR Government.. In other words, PR had a LOT of infrastructure issues and THAT contributed a LOT to the aftermath of Irma... Speaking of hurricanes, Isaac is moving it's way thru the St Kitts/Nevis area this week.. He better not mess up our family cruise this year!!! :^/
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          BIM Specialist – Infrastructure - Graham Construction - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
We are seeking an experienced BIM Specialist to help showcase and champion BIM in the Toronto Infrastructure division....
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          Support Assistant, IT Department - North Island College - Comox Valley, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
Reporting to the Director, IT - Infrastructure & Educational Technologies, the IT Department Support Assistant provides full administrative support to the... $22.95 - $24.36 an hour
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          Trump signs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in polls      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday authorising sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections, a move that counters critics who claim he has not taking election security seriously enough. The executive order covers not just interference with campaign infrastructure, but it also covers the distribution of disinformation and propaganda, national security adviser John Bolton told repor
          Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - Le Groupe TGC - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Implement infrastructure capabilities in an automated cloud world – such as backups, security tools, IAM, monitoring, etc....
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CO-Colorado Springs, RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce's client is seeking a talented Voice Network Engineer in Colorado Springs, Colorado (CO) that has strong hands-on working knowledge of Cisco as well as carrier-grade VoIP infrastructure; specifically, significantly hosted Cisco and Avaya platforms, and Polycom VVX and Cisco end-point devices. Overview: This role will require problem solving, the ability to communicate and
          FACT CHECK: 'Puerto Rico Was An Incredible, Unsung Success'?      Cache   Translate Page      
During an Oval Office briefing on preparations for Hurricane Florence, a reporter asked President Trump if there were lessons to be learned from the widely criticized FEMA response to Hurricane Maria last year in Puerto Rico. Trump's response? In short: nothing to see here. "The job that FEMA and law enforcement and everybody did, working along with the Governor in Puerto Rico, I think was tremendous," Trump said in a lengthy answer that reprised his criticisms of the island's pre-storm electric grid, credit problems and geography (that it's an island). "I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success." He further claimed that "in a certain way, the best job we did was Puerto Rico, but nobody would understand that. I mean, it's harder to understand." Trump's argument, which he tweeted again this morning, is that because Puerto Rico was hit hard by two hurricanes in a row and already faced infrastructure and other challenges, the federal response was really quite good,
          Conservation-International-Issues-Statement-in-Support-of-the-Market-Choice-Act      Cache   Translate Page      
​Arlington, Va. (September 11, 2018) – Conservation International today issued a statement applauding Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) for authoring the Market Choice Act, which would place a price on carbon emissions while repealing the federal gas tax. The proposal would achieve significant carbon emission reductions and generate revenue for modernizing the United States' infrastructure – which would improve and benefit not only our environment, but also our economy.

The Market Choice Act would levy a tax on fossil fuels and certain industrial facilities and products. The additional revenue – $285 billion for the Highway Trust Fund and $18 billion for the Airways Trust Fund– would provide a pathway for robust investment in American infrastructure, resulting in reduced travel times, improved logistical efficiency, and economic growth.

Additionally, the legislation provides funding for natural infrastructure to aid coastal communities, fund reforestation efforts, and regional conservation partnerships. 

We are pleased to see a thoughtful solution to modernize our economy, protect our environment, and improve livelihoods. This is an important first step to putting the U.S. economy on the prosperous path toward a low-carbon, clean energy future. We are grateful for Mr. Curbelo's leadership on this highly impactful issue," said Shyla Raghav, Conservation International's Climate Lead. 

The carbon tax would start at $24 per ton of carbon dioxide emissions and increase at a rate of 2 percent a year. This proposal would cover approximately 85 percent of U.S. GHG emissions. Representative Curbelo's proposal would reduce carbon emissions by 27–32 percent reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions levels by 2025 and 30–40 percent reductions by 2030. If enacted this legislation would put the Unites States on a path to reducing GHG emissions that would fulfil and exceed the targets set out under the Paris Climate Agreement and Clean Power Plan. 

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Conservation International uses science, policy and partnerships to protect the nature that people rely on for food, fresh water and livelihoods. Founded in 1987, Conservation International works in more than 30 countries on six continents to ensure a healthy, prosperous planet that supports us all. Learn more about Conservation International, the groundbreaking "Nature Is Speaking" campaign and its series of virtual reality projects: "My Africa""Under the Canopy" and "Valen's Reef."  Follow Conservation International's work on our Human Nature blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.  


          Mechanical Engineer - Pave Infrastructure - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience: Minimum 5 years Education: BE/ B.Tech/ Diploma in Mechanical Job Responsibilities: • Working experience of maintenance and repairing of heavy...
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          Site Storekeeper/Incharge - Pave Infrastructure - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Automotive Engineer / Automobile Engineer/ Mechanical Engineer - Pave Infrastructure - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page      
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          Business Analyst - Intermediate - Veritaaq - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Understand regulatory compliance in regards to Dodd Frank Act (DFA) and Europe Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).... $30 - $35 an hour
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Provide internal support to the team structure ensuring distribution of task review of opinions project management with tax and finance teams Assist in creating strategy for (more) p Login for more job information and to Apply
          AVP IT Infrastructure - Banking      Cache   Translate Page      
Job description RoleThe role is part of a global technology service team and therefore is expected to positively impact the overall delivery of information technology services In addition to the overall global technical administrative responsibilities this individual must be able to supervise activities as directed by the Global Head of Infrast
          Senior Infrastructure Architect - Acxiom - Austin, TX      Cache   Translate Page      
Suggesting new technologies or new approaches to achieve business goals. Experience working with a variety of storage system (e.g., EMC, IBM, Hitachi, Netapp or...
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          Technical Writer II - Alexa - Amazon.com - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Frameworks and Infrastructure with tools like Apache MXNet and TensorFlow, API-driven Services like Amazon Lex, Amazon Polly and Amazon Rekognition to quickly...
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          VP Cloud Infrastructure - Central Square Technologies - Lake Mary, FL      Cache   Translate Page      
SAN, iSCSI, NFS – HP EVA, NetApp, EMC, Hitachi, Brocade, etc. Regularly analyzes and reports on key metrics and makes recommendations for improving internal...
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          New Republican Ad Targets Candidate's Rap Lyrics In Hudson Valley Race for Congress       Cache   Translate Page      

National Republicans are hitting Hudson Valley homes with a new ad criticizing the decade-old rap lyrics of a Democrat trying to flip the 19th Congressional District.

The ad from the National Republican Congressional Committee mixes sound-bites from an Antonio Delgado campaign ad with snippets from his 2006 album.

“I’m an attorney, fighting for what’s fair and just," Delgado says in the clip. That's followed by the lyrics: "Gotcha sweatin' this like ya having sex to a porno flick.”

Another snippet includes the lyric "God bless Iraq."

Delgado, an attorney and Rhodes Scholar, is taking on Republican incumbent John Faso in the northern Hudson Valley district. The race is rated a toss-up by Congressional handicappers and is expected to be one of the most expensive in the country.

Delgado is black and running in a district that census data says is 89 percent white.

"It's disappointing that John Faso and his supporters are still focused on distractions by spreading fear, hatred and division," Delgado said in a statement. "We continue to call on Faso to condemn these divisive and deceptive ads."

Delgado said he's focusing on issues such as health care, improving public schools, jobs and infrastructure.

It's the third time Republicans have criticized Delgado for his 2006 album, "Painfully Free," which Delgado recorded as AD the Voice while living in Los Angeles. In July, a New York Post story noted the controversial lyrics. 

“Mr. Delgado’s lyrics are offensive, troubling and inconsistent with the views of the people of the 19th District and America," Faso told the Daily Freeman at the time. Then last month, the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC allied with House Speaker Paul Ryan, put out an ad using the lyrics.

NRCC spokesman Chris Martin said the group has reserved $1.3 million worth of ad time in the district and that the ad will run on both cable and broadcast television.

Republicans could talk about the tax cut they passed last year, or positive national economic data. On his social media feeds, Faso has noted his work to prevent opioid deaths and get a fairer trade deal for New York dairy farmers.

But the campaign ads have focused on rap lyrics.

"We're going to make sure voters understand just how extreme and out of touch Antonio Delgado is," Martin said. "They deserve to know about the sexist, anti-American rap lyrics he recorded before moving to the district and launching his campaign."

The latest polling in the race, released Wednesday by Monmouth University, shows Delgado holding a slim lead. Monmouth ran three models that vary the amount of turnout. Delgado leads 45% to 43% among all potential voters. The lead grows, 48% to 45%, based on historical midterm models and expands even further, 49% to 43%, assuming a surge of Democratic voters.

Delgado is viewed more favorably than Faso by those polled, said Monmouth University pollster Patrick Murray.

“Faso has been trying to paint Delgado as a carpetbagger with a dubious past in rap music," Murray said in a statement. "It’s not clear that those attacks have taken hold, at least not enough to give the Republican an advantage."

A Siena College poll last month showed Faso holding a 45% to 40% lead among likely voters.


          Principal Product Engineer - Microsoft - Redmond, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
Work with design team to set DFT methodology. In this role you will be expected to develop the test hardware infrastructure, DFT, product characterization, and...
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          Infrastructure Project Manager Senior - Nexstaf - Scarborough, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Our client, located in Scarborough, is looking for a Senior Infrastructure Project Manager for a 6-month contract to start. Line of Business: Enterprise... $80 an hour
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          Rebuilding of Ground Zero Transit Infrastructure Completed with Station Reopening      Cache   Translate Page      

A downtown 1 train pulls into the newly-opened WTC Cortlandt subway station in New York on Saturday evening, Sept. 8, 2018. The old Cortlandt Street station on the subway system's No. 1 line was buried under the rubble of the World Trade Center's twin towers on Sept. 11, 2001. Construction of the new station was delayed until the rebuilding of the surrounding towers was well under way. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

Our weekly “New Starts” roundup of new and newsworthy transportation projects worldwide.

Cortlandt Street Reopens, Completing World Trade Center (WTC) Transit Reconstruction

Just in time for the 17th anniversary of the attack that destroyed it, the New York subway station directly beneath the Twin Towers reopened for service Sept. 8.

Known then simply as Cortlandt Street, the new station is named WTC Cortlandt to commemorate the site and connect the station to its restoration.

Global Rail News, in its report on the reopening, quotes New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairperson Joseph Lhota as saying, “WTC Cortlandt is more than a new subway station. It is symbolic of New Yorkers’ resolve in restoring and substantially improving the entire World Trade Center site.”

The new station, which was constructed in a shell finished for the purpose when the MTA rebuilt the No. 1 subway line tunnel that passes through it, is decorated with passages from the Declaration of Independence and other celebrated documents that, when read vertically, reveal words emphasizing human rights and dignity.

The New York Times reported on the artwork when station reconstruction began in 2015. Its report on the reopening itself included some commentary on how infrastructure projects in New York can get hamstrung by the demands of multiple overlapping agencies. Even though the MTA reopened the subway tunnel in fairly short order, it could not begin rebuilding the station itself until the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the World Trade Center, finished work around the station site in 2015.

Metro Line to Connect Shanghai, Suzhou Systems

The metro systems in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Suzhou will become one sometime around the start of 2024, when a new 41.3-kilometer (25.7-mile) subway line connecting the two opens.

Metro Report International reports that China’s National Development and Reform Commission gave the go-ahead for the line’s construction Sept. 6, after the city of Suzhou signed off on it Aug. 28. The line, dubbed Line S1, will have 28 stations, five of them interchanges, all of them underground. It will run from the eastern end of Suzhou’s under-construction Line 3 at Weiting southeast to the western terminus of Line 11 of the Shanghai metro at Huaqiao.

Construction will begin late this year, with a projected completion date of late 2023 or early 2024. The project’s total estimated cost is 27.4 billion yuan (US$3.99 billion).

Ottawa Postpones Confederation Line Opening

Railway Track & Structures reports that officials in the city of Ottawa say they won’t be able to open the new Confederation Line light rail route on Nov. 30 as originally scheduled. At a Nov. 10 meeting of the city’s Finance and Economic Development Committee, staff announced that the line will most likely open in early 2019.

The delay comes at the request of the Rideau Transit Group, which is building the line. The company asked for carveouts in the agreement that called for the Nov. 30 completion date. The largest one concerns the underground Rideau Station, near the line’s midpoint. City staff told the committee that the station still needed significant construction and mechanical work.

Work on the rest of the 7.7-mile, 13-station light rail line is progressing as planned, according to the report. The delay will also allow for operational testing of the entire route.

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          Software Engineer - Integris - Vancouver, BC      Cache   Translate Page      
Build Lego like microservices infrastructure in establishing a highly scalable performant data pipeline to handle both data at rest and data at motion, both on...
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          Vulnerability Assessment Analyst      Cache   Translate Page      
TX-Irving, Job Description: The scope of the Application Vulnerability Assessment (AVA) process is comprised of all client business functions, subsidiaries, managed facilities, critical infrastructure components as well as service provider arrangements that include client branded and co-branded applications. Candidates for this position must have strong understanding of ethical hacking methodologies, framewo
          Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough.

"We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it's something he cares deeply about — that the integrity of our elections and our constitutional process are a high priority to him," said national security adviser John Bolton.

In the order, the president declared a national emergency, an action required under sanctions authority, to deal with the threat of foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

The order calls for sanctioning any individual, company or country that interferes with campaign infrastructure, such as voter registration databases, voting machines and equipment used for tabulating or transmitting results. It also authorizes sanctions for engaging in covert, fraudulent or deceptive activities, such as distributing disinformation or propaganda, to influence or undermine confidence in U.S. elections.

It requires the national intelligence director to make regular assessments about foreign interference and asks the Homeland Security and Justice departments to submit reports on meddling in campaign-related infrastructure. It also lays out how the Treasury and State departments will recommend what sanctions to impose.

With the midterm elections now two months away, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said the U.S. is not currently seeing the intensity of Russian intervention that was experienced in 2016, but he didn't rule it out. He said the U.S. is also worried about the cyber activities of China, North Korea and Iran.

Coats said Trump's order directs intelligence agencies to conduct an assessment within 45 days after an election to report any meddling to the attorney general and Department of Homeland Security. The attorney general and Department of Homeland Security then have another 45 days to assess whether sanctions should be imposed.

"This clearly is a process put in place to try to assure that we are doing every possible thing we can, first of all, to prevent any interference with our elections, to report on anything we see between now and the election, but then to do a full assessment after the election to assure the American people just exactly what may have happened or may not have happened," Coats said.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., are pushing a bill that would prohibit foreign governments from purchasing election ads, using social media to spread false information or disrupting election infrastructure. They said Trump's order recognizes the threat, but doesn't go far enough.

The order gives the executive branch the discretion to impose sanctions for election meddling, but the bill would spell out sanctions on key economic sectors of a country that interferes. Those backing the legislation say that under the bill, a nation would know exactly what it would face if caught.

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said the order leaves the president with broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions. "Unfortunately, President Trump demonstrated in Helsinki and elsewhere that he simply cannot be counted upon to stand up to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin when it matters," said Warner, who is sponsoring the bill.

At a July 16 news conference with Putin in Helsinki, Trump was asked if he would denounce what happened in 2016 and warn Putin never to do it again. Trump did not directly answer the question. Instead, he delivered a rambling response, including demands for investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and his description of Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of meddling.

That drew outrage from both Republican and Democrats.

Trump has pushed back, saying that no other American president has been as tough on Russia. He has cited U.S. sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the U.S.

Mike Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency, said he thought Trump missed an opportunity in Helsinki to publicly scold Russia for meddling. Rogers said when he used to talk to Trump about the issue, Trump would often respond to him, saying "Mike, you know, I'm in a different place."

Rogers said he would tell Trump: "Mr. President, I understand that, but I'm paid by the citizens of the nation to tell you what we think. Sir, this is not about politics, it's not about parties. It's about a foreign state that is attempting to subvert the very tenets of our structure."

In his first public comments since he retired in June, Rogers said: "That should concern us as citizens. That should concern us leaders. And if we don't do something, they (the Russians) are not going to stop."

Rogers, who spoke Tuesday night at the Hayden Center at George Mason University in Virginia, also said earlier media reports claiming Trump had asked him to publicly deny any collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign were inaccurate.

James Clapper, the former national intelligence director who appeared with Rogers and other former intelligence officials, said he personally believes that the Russian interference did influence the outcome of the 2016 election, but didn't elaborate.

"The Russians are still at it. They are committed to undermining our system," Clapper said. "One of the things that really disturbs me is — that for whatever reason, I don't know what it is — the president's failure to dime out Putin and dime out the Russians for what they are doing."

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          South Sudan's President, Rebel Leader Sign Peace Deal      Cache   Translate Page      
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement with rebel factions in the Ethiopian capital on Wednesday to end a civil war that has killed at least 50,000 people, displaced two million and held up the country's progress since it gained independence seven years ago. South Sudan plunged into warfare two years after independence from Sudan in 2011 when a political dispute between Kiir and then vice-president Riek Machar erupted into armed confrontation. A previous peace deal signed in 2015 fell apart a year later after clashes broke out between government forces and rebels. Machar, leader of the main rebel group the SPLM-IO, and other insurgent factions signed the new agreement with the Juba government after assurances that a power-sharing accord would be honored. The deal, mediated by Sudan, reinstates Machar to his former role as vice-president. The stability of South Sudan is also important for Sudan and other neighbouring countries, who fear a new flare up of the conflict could flood them with refugees. The civil war started in 2013, fuelled by personal and ethnic rivalries. The conflict has killed at least 50,000 people, many of them civilians, according to the United Nations. An estimated quarter of South Sudan's population of 12 million has been displaced and its economy, which heavily relies on crude oil production, ruined. The secession of South Sudan also hit Khartoum's economy hard, taking with it most of the region's oil reserves. Khartoum and Juba agreed in June to repair oil infrastructure facilities destroyed by the war within three months to boost production and said a joint force would be established to protect oilfields from attacks by rebels. The United States, Britain and Norway, known as the Troika which back peace efforts, welcomed the signing of the deal. “We hope discussions will remain open to those who are not yet convinced of the sustainability of this agreement,” they said in a statement. “We must seize this broader regional momentum to secure peace for the people of South Sudan.” Mahboub Maalim, executive secretary of the East African bloc IGAD, said the rivals had been at odds over security arrangements and governance but that the final version of the deal had addressed disagreements. “This is probably the best-negotiated proposal signed so far,” he told Reuters after it was signed at a meeting of IGAD leaders. Asked what a failure to implement the deal would entail, Maalim said: “We expect the South Sudanese sides to embrace the wind of change in the region.” The region has seen a series of stunning rapprochements over the past months, including a reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea. IGAD had been expected to readmit Eritrea as a member on Wednesday, 11 years after Asmara walked out on the body in protest at Ethiopian forces entering Somalia. But that move was postponed for procedural reasons and was likely to take place in the bloc’s next gathering, officials said.
          US Seeks to Impose Cost for Election Meddling      Cache   Translate Page      
The United States is hoping to use the threat of calibrated sanctions to deter individuals, companies or countries from attempting to interfere with the midterm elections in November. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing automatic sanctions against actors or entities assessed to have meddled with elections, whether by attacking America's election infrastructure or through the use of propaganda and disinformation campaigns. "It's a further effort, among several that the administration has made, to protect the United States against foreign interference in our elections and really our political process more broadly," National Security Adviser John Bolton said Wednesday while briefing reporters. "We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it's something he cares deeply about," Bolton added. "This order, I think, is a further demonstration of that." Russian meddling attempts There have been ongoing concerns about possible attempts by Russia to meddle with the upcoming November vote as a follow-up to what intelligence officials have assessed to be a fairly successful effort to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But Bolton and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the new executive order is not country specific, citing evidence that China, Iran and North Korea may also be working to influence the midterm election in November. "We see attempts," Coats told reporters Wednesday, repeating previous assertions that the U.S. intelligence community has yet to see "the intensity of what happened back in 2016." "In terms of what the influence is and will be, we continue to analyze all that," Coats added. "This is an ongoing effort here, and it has been for a significant amount of time, and will continue on a, literally, 24-hour-a-day basis until the election." The new executive order gives U.S. intelligence agencies 45 days after an election to report any efforts to meddle with the outcome. The U.S. attorney general and the Department of Homeland Security will then have 45 days to review those findings. If they agree with the assessment, it would trigger automatic sanctions. Those sanctions could include blocking access to property and interests, restricting access to the U.S. financial system, prohibiting investment in companies found to be involved, and even prohibiting individuals from entering the U.S. Additionally, the order authorizes the State Department and the Treasury Department to impose further sanctions, if deemed necessary. Bolton denied that recent criticism of Trump, and his interactions with President Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki, played any role in issuing the executive order. In Helsinki, Trump told reporters he accepted Putin's denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 election over the U.S. intelligence community's assessment and later tried to clarify his statement in a tweet affirming support for the intelligence community. "The president has said repeatedly that he is determined that there not be foreign interference in our political process," Bolton said. "Today he signed this executive order, so I think his actions speak for themselves." Additional measures possible Still, Bolton left open the possibility that the White House could work with U.S. lawmakers on additional measures. Already, members of Congress have introduced various pieces of legislation aimed at setting out stiff penalties for Russia and other countries who seek to meddle with the U.S. electoral process. And some lawmakers said Wednesday the Trump administration's latest effort does not go far enough. "An executive order that inevitably leaves the president broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions against those who attack our democracy is insufficient," Mark Warner, the Democratic ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "If we are going to actually deter Russia and others from interfering in our elections in the future, we need to spell out strong, clear consequences, without ambiguity," Warner added. Republican Senator Marco Rubio said that while the order is a step in the right direction, it is not enough. "The @WhiteHouse & @POTUS deserve credit for taking this action. They did as much as they could do with an executive order but are limited from going further without legislation," he tweeted. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been critical of Trump for failing to fully enact a sanctions law that they passed over a year ago, even though the U.S. Treasury Department did impose major sanctions against 24 Russians as a result. But Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Republican Richard Burr expressed hope late Wednesday the new executive order will "send a clear message" to Russia, Iran and others. "[The executive order] strengthens our ability to quickly and appropriately hold responsible anyone who interferes in our elections," Burr said in a statement.
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          Security and Network Specialist - Princeton Holdings Limited - Cambridge, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
The successful candidate will design, implement, and maintain the technical infrastructure and security environments for the Princeton Holdings Limited group...
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          UCS/Splunk Infrastructure Consultant - Ian Martin Group - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
At the Ian Martin Group, we exist to connect professionals like you with meaningful work at industry-leading companies in your field....
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          Malaysia's China Policy: The More Things Change… - The Diplomat      Cache   Translate Page      

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was, in the popular mind-set, bandwagoning with China – perhaps because of his government's contracts on expansive infrastructure projects with Beijing. At the other extreme, when Mahathir Mohamad returned ...

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          Transportation Engineering Technician – Level III - Summit Design and Engineering Services - Wheeling, WV      Cache   Translate Page      
Construction Engineering Inspection (CEI), Structural Engineering, Land Development, Geotechnical Engineering, Architecture, Transportation and Infrastructure...
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          Professor in ornamental horticulture-Chair in educational leadership on vegetalized infrastructures - Université Laval - Québec City, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
In collaboration with professors of the Department of Plant Science, the selected candidate will teach courses in French to undergraduates, graduate and...
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          China's pockets may not be deep enough to bail out emerging markets      Cache   Translate Page      

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  • China has extended easy credit to vulnerable countries.
  • But its pockets are not as deep as they once were, analysts say.
  • Lending to emerging markets could also face political backlash.

When Malaysia canceled two large-scale infrastructure projects backed by China last month, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said he was afraid the country could go bankrupt. As leader of a government that has tried to crowdfund its $250 billion of debt, that seems to be a reasonable concern.

"It’s all about borrowing too much money, which we cannot afford and cannot repay because we don’t need these projects in Malaysia," Mahathir told the New York Times in interviews about the projects, a rail link and a natural gas pipeline that had a collective price tag of more than $22 billion.

Malaysia is just the latest debt-ridden country to have been courted by Chinese lenders, a potential alternative to International Monetary Fund programs that can come with sweeping stipulations.

For example, China is Venezuela's largest creditor, lending the collapsing country more than $62 billion over the past decade. And just last week, President Xi Jinping offered countries in Africa another $60 billion in aid and loans.

But throwing life lines to emerging markets could be impractical for China in the long run, Nomura economists led by Ting Lu wrote in a recent note.

"China is still financially healthy, but its pockets are not as deep as they were," Lu wrote.

In the first three months of 2018, China ran its first current account-deficit since before joining the World Trade Organization in 2001. It rebounded by the second-quarter, but the setback raised questions about whether current-account deficits could occur more frequently in the future.

China's foreign-exchange reserves have fallen to roughly $3.1 trillion from $4 trillion in 2014. Meanwhile, hard-currency external debt has surged, with corporate offshore dollar bond issuance up about $500 billion during that same period.

"As China’s economy is becoming increasingly constrained by its own production capacity, EM imports from China financed by RMB borrowings would likely squeeze China’s exports, resulting, in our opinion, in a headline trade surplus that could overstate actual FX inflows, ultimately impairing China’s FX reserves," Lu wrote. 

Lending to emerging markets could also face political backlash as China faces an economic slowdown and as a trade war with the US continues to escalate. As Bloomberg Opinion columnist Shuli Ren recently wrote, "China’s shaky domestic economy may mean that it’s no longer politically viable for Beijing to keep being so generous."

For now though, China appears comfortable cozying up to emerging markets. The country been looking to expand economic ties abroad through its Belt and Road Initiative, a trillion-dollar investment venture that has infrastructure investment plans spanning across more than 60 countries.

A recent Pentagon report found the initiative is designed to shape interests to align with Beijing and to avoid confrontation and criticism. Involved countries could "develop economic dependence on Chinese capital, which China could leverage to achieve its interests," it said.

"They know that when they lend big sums of money to a poor country, in the end they may have to take the project for themselves," Mahathir told the Times.

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          U.S. Stands By Saudi Arabia, Despite Criticism Over Civilian Casualties In Yemen      Cache   Translate Page      
Human rights groups have repeatedly accused a Saudi-led coalition of causing disproportionate civilian deaths in the Yemen conflict because of airstrikes that have hit markets, weddings and even a bus carrying children from summer camp. On Tuesday, the Trump administration signaled that it remains firmly behind the coalition: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified to Congress that "the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations of these governments. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said he endorsed and fully supports that position. Pompeo's certification allows the U.S. to continue fueling coalition jets. As Reuters reported, "U.S. lawmakers, concerned about a growing humanitarian crisis, included a measure in this year's defense spending bill that required Pompeo to certify by Wednesday whether Saudis and UAE were taking meaningful
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          High cost of housing top of mind for women, renters and millennial voters, poll says       Cache   Translate Page      

Fifty-seven per cent of Toronto-area voters say they strongly agree it is increasingly difficult to own a home in the region and 38 per cent say housing affordability is among their top three issues going into next month’s municipal election.

Concern about the high cost of housing is disproportionately affecting women, millennials and renters, according to an Ipsos poll released Wednesday.

Mortgages and rents are affecting how much residents save for retirement and their children’s education and impacting whether they have one or more children, says the research for the home builders association and the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB).

The poll indicates that residents’ worry about the cost of housing is on par with crime and infrastructure, both of which ranked in the top three election issues with 39 per cent of respondents. Among nine issues on the poll question, only property taxes registered as a greater concern — among the top three with 45 per cent of those polled.

High profile areas such as transit, social services, traffic and parks all polled lower among the 1,503 residents.

“This isn’t just about putting a roof over people’s heads. This is impacting broad elements of people’s lives,” said Justin Sherwood of the Building and Land Development Association (BILD).

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The poll is intended to put housing issues front and centre in the election, and the social implications are the key takeaway, he said.

Forty per cent of respondents indicated housing costs were affecting their retirement savings; 34 per cent said it was stopping them from making major purchases or taking vacations; and a quarter of residents said they couldn’t afford to buy a home.

A further 12 per cent said housing costs were affecting savings for their children’s education, and 11 per cent said it affected their decision to have a child.

“People are putting off having children... These are significant life decisions that are being impacted: saving for retirement, if they will be able to retire; trying to make decisions about maybe supporting a family member,” said Sherwood.

Renters, millennials and women were the most concerned with housing costs. Sixty-two per cent of Toronto-area renters — a group that represents about a third of households in the region — put the price of shelter among their top three issues compared to 26 per cent of homeowners. Forty-three per cent of women cited housing as a top issue verses 32 per cent of men.

Among millennials — adults under age 35 — 48 per cent cited housing as a top concern, compared to 42 per cent of those 35 to 54 years old and 25 per cent of respondents over 55.

Across the board, 41 per cent of poll respondents expressed concern over young people’s ability to afford housing.

“This whole thing about housing and people being concerned about affordability, I think it cuts across all demographic groups,” said the real estate board’s Von Palmer.

“It all brings it back to there’s an inadequate choice, there’s not enough supply (of housing). We have to start looking at zoning rules to allow for more of that missing middle type housing — semis, rows, multi-units, clustered town homes — we don’t have enough of that. From an affordability point of view that’s a concern,” said Palmer.

BILD and the real estate board say that, while they pushed the same issues in the June provincial election, there’s a significant role for municipal policy-makers too.

“A lot of things that need to happen to bring in more supply has to happen at the municipal level,” said Palmer. “When push comes to shove and you look at the real issues that need to be tackled like zoning rules or taxation at the local level — property tax, red tape — these are all locally driven even though it flows from provincial legislation. Ultimately implementation happens at the local level.”

Builders are struggling with bureaucracy that slows down their ability to bring new housing on the market, said Sherwood.

“Municipalities can find ways to cut red tape,” he said.

The Toronto region needs about 50,000 homes annually to meet the demand, said Sherwood.

“Last year we were able to build 38,000. We’re consistently short,” he said.

The online Ipsos poll between Aug. 20 and 23 is considered accurate within 2.9 per cent 19 times out of 20.


          [Free] 2018(Aug) Ensurepass VMware 2V0-622 Dumps with VCE and PDF 31-40      Cache   Translate Page      
Ensurepass.com : Ensure you pass the IT Exams 2018 Aug VMware Official New Released 2V0-622100% Free Download! 100% Pass Guaranteed! VMware Certified Professional 6.5 – Data Center Virtualization Question No: 31 What two debugging levels can a virtual machine be configured to? (Choose two.) Verbose Debugging Statistics Trivia Answer: B,C Explanation: The two debugging level that a virtual machine can be configured to are debugging and statistics. Reference https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere- 51/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vsphere.vm_admin.doc/GUID-942AD723-2989- 4753-A478-C67FC73CD653.html Question No: 32 Restoration of the vCenter Server Appliance is accomplished using which interface? vSphere Web Client vSphere Client vCenter Server ApplianceManagement Interface vCenter Server ApplianceGUI Installer Answer: C Explanation: Explanation You can also perform a restore operation by deploying a new vCenter Server Appliance and using the vCenter Server Appliance management interface to copy the data from the file-based backup to the new appliance. Question No: 33 After upgrading the vSphere infrastructure and VMware Tools to version 6.5, the 鈥淯pgrade VM Compatibility鈥?option is grayed out in the vSphere Web Client. (See Exhibit.) What must the administrator do to enable the VM compatibility upgrade? VMware Tools should be upgraded last. Restart the ESXi server. Uninstall VMware Tools. Power off the virtual machine. Answer: B Explanation: If Upgrade VM compatibility is grayed out, it is because VMware tools are not installed or they are running the current version. For that you have to restart ESXi server. This way VMware tools will be upgraded or it will ask you to install it. Question No: 34 What is the result of a 鈥淐onsolidate鈥?action on a virtual machine? All snapshots on the virtual machines will be deleted. The virtual machine will be reverted to its last snapshot. Redundant delta disks will be combined and deleted. A new snapshot with memory state will be created. Answer: C Explanation: When initiating a snapshot delete action, the delta disk changes are then written to the base or parent VMDK file and the snapshot is deleted. With vSphere 5, a new option called consolidate was introduced. The purpose of consolidate is if the snapshot deletion process was not successful. In the past there were incidents where a user would initiate a snapshot deletion thinking the snapshot got deleted, yet to find out later that that’s not the case. With the consolidation option, when you initiate a snapshot deletion, if the snapshot fails to delete, the VM will then generate a warning letting you know that a consolidation is required. You would then run the snapshot consolidation option and the snapshot would get committed. Question No: 35 Which two storage configurations on the source server are unsupported with VMware Converter? (Choose two.) Linux LVM software RAID GPT/MBR hybrid disks Windows basic volumes Windows dynamic volumes Answer: B,C Question No: 36 Which two situations could cause a virtual machine to appear with (orphaned) appended to its name? (Choose two.) if a host failover is unsuccessful if a virtual machine was removed from vCenter Server#39;s inventory if a virtual machine was deployed from template, and the template has been deleted... Read More
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          Google to invest $140mn to expand LatAm data center      Cache   Translate Page      

Santiago, Sep 13 (IANS) Google will invest around $140 million to expand its data center in Chile, the company's only infrastructure of its kind in Latin America, which houses the information of millions of its users, the tech giant announced on Wednesday.

The complex, built in the Santiago suburb of Quilicura, is part of a group of 15 data centers that store and transmit information generated by applications like Gmail, Google Maps, YouTube, Waze and Uber, Efe reported.

During an event in the Chilean capital, attended by President Sebastian Piñera, Google announced that it will triple the data center's capacity, hiring around 1,000 people for the construction.

"With this investment, we are preparing for the future. We seek to improve the data center with this development, because our users will demand more and more information," said Edgardo Frias, country manager of Google Chile.

The company confirmed that only a handful of employees will have access to the server room - the highly-secured heart of the complex.

The expansion comes six years after Google announced the creation of the data center with an initial investment of $150 million.

"This expansion will mean improving our users' experience. We seek to make technology more accessible and easier to use," Frias said.

The complex runs on renewable energy coming from El Romero solar plant, located in northern Chile's Atacama Desert.

--IANS

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          IIM Calcutta ranks 3rd in Asia, 2nd in India in FT survey      Cache   Translate Page      

Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) IIM Calcutta has been emerged as the number two B-School in the country and number three in Asia as per the ranking result of the 2018 edition of "Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking", the results of which have just been announced, according to a release.

Globally, IIM Calcutta is ranked 23rd and has improved its rank from 28 last year, an IIM Calcutta release said on Wednesday.

A total of 104 B-Schools took part globally in this year's survey.

Incidentally, based on the 2015 graduates' ratings of their own programme, subject-wise, IIM Calcutta has been ranked No. 1 in Economics and No. 7 in Finance as subjects being taught at the business schools.

These rankings are based on the data collected from top 10 B-Schools on the various subjects they teach.

The rankings were calculated according to the information collected through two separate surveys: the first one was conducted by the business schools and the second by alumni who graduated in 2015, the release said.

The academic infrastructure, sports facilities and all other possible areas of resources have gained substantially and as per the world standard to attract more and more international students.

"Our alliance with CEMS and ESCP Europe have paved the way to garner double degree programme a success. Coupled with student exchange programme with globally well-known business schools, currently IIM Calcutta is tied up with over 100 such schools and the exchange programme is gaining momentum every year.

"In 2017-18, 133 students from IIM Calcutta participated in exchange programme, while 87 students from partner schools spent their term at IIM Calcutta," the release added.

--IANS

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          ASEAN leaders agree to tap 4th Industrial Revolution      Cache   Translate Page      

Hanoi, Sep 13 (IANS) Leaders of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members gathered here on Wednesday for the 2018 World Economic Forum on ASEAN, stressing the importance of fully tapping the Fourth Industrial Revolution for socioeconomic development.

"Digitalization has become a new growth catalyst," Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said, adding that the technological frontier will create many positive changes.

To tap great potential of the Fourth industrial revolution and minimize its potential negative impact, the Cambodian Prime Minister proposed ASEAN countries enhance quality of education and training, sharpen skills of labourers and entrepreneurs, seek innovations, introduce new business models, and improve hard and soft infrastructure, especially their regional connectivity capabilities, Xinhua reported.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said people should not be afraid of having smaller incomes or losing jobs due to automation, because the revolution will help increase productivity and efficiency, lower production cost of goods and services, and utilize both natural and human resources more effectively.

"As our economies develop, they are driven increasingly not by natural resources, which are limited, but human talent, which is unlimited," Widodo said.

Meanwhile, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith proposed developing the ASEAN into a region of innovation with high competitiveness, better information and communication technology infrastructure, quicker trade and investment facilitation, and narrower science and technology gaps among members.

The ASEAN should also give stronger empowerment to private sector and entrepreneurs, Sisoulith said.

Highlighting recent technological achievements which have led to practical results in Myanmar such as sharp decline in prices of mobile phones and rapid growth of banking services, Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said the revolution should be tapped to benefit people of all age and from all areas.

"Our approach to the Fourth Industrial Revolution is based on our belief in the creativity, empathy and stewardship qualities of our people, especially the young," she said.

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said individual countries' approaches to the Fourth Industrial Revolution can be linked with the construction and development of the ASEAN Community.

Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Prajin Juntong agreed that the ASEAN should be connected physically and digitally amid the revolution which helps fuel economic growth.

Thailand has implemented a "Thailand 4.0" policy to shift its economic focus towards an innovation-driven economy, he noted.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also spoke highly of digital economy and new technology, proposing countries to intensify application of new technologies to share innovations and new values as well as to forge connectivity for sustainable development.

Also on Wednesday, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prajin Juntong, Aung San Suu Kyi, Thongloun Sisoulith and Hun Sen attended another plenary session themed "A New Vision for the Mekong Region," sharing their visions for the region in association with the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The five leaders agreed that ASEAN members in general and Mekong countries in particular can no longer depend just on natural resources. They should embrace innovation, reform, creativity to connect the Mekong countries in a more dynamic way for sustainable development.

--IANS

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          SCE Brings New Vision of Digital Economy.      Cache   Translate Page      


Industry leaders attending the first Smart China Expo (SCE 2018) in China’s western city of Chongqing have articulated a new vision for how the world’s digital economy will evolve at the event’s Global Digital Economy Summit, a forum that brought together 650 participants under the theme “New Digital Economy, New Growth Engine.” Speakers projected a future in which Big Data reshapes the way businesses and governments operate, cooperate, and compete. New forces being unleashed by current innovations threaten to disrupt the existing economic growth models of many industries, as digital information will rise to the same status as land and capital as a key element of productivity. Meanwhile, governments around the world are building “smart infrastructure” as they seek to use technology to upgrade power grids, railways, ports and toll roads, and seek to integrate everything. Big Data technology also helps build “smart cities,” boost consumption, and improve social welfare programs ranging from education to philanthropy to healthcare. To view the multimedia release go to: https://www.multivu.com/players/English/8389751-smart-china-expo-sce-2018/

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          BrandPost: Is endpoint security still fit for purpose?      Cache   Translate Page      

Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis” is an old Latin adage meaning “Times change, and we change with them”. Likewise, the cybersecurity threats to an organisation are evolving and so an organisation’s security posture must change in turn to deal with these dangers.

Not so long ago, it was standard industry practice to secure an organisation’s infrastructure with tightly controlled endpoints, firewalls, anti-virus solutions, IPS and IDS systems. This worked well for a time, but then times changed.

Suddenly, employees brought in new smartphones, better than their company-issued mobiles, which promised access to emails, messages and a plethora of apps. IT departments were on the back foot as they couldn’t keep up with the demand for security to these new endpoints, and thus management and oversight became increasingly difficult.

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          IDG Contributor Network: How to manage IT in a spinoff: 5 tips for success      Cache   Translate Page      

Corporate spinoffs pose a special kind of IT challenge. As a particular type of divestiture, a newly spun-off company has options: (1) either begin paying for IT services provided by its corporate parent, (2) start deploying its own infrastructure with a clean slate, or (3) find an alternative company to provide the services its parent once did and/or it requires moving forward.

If you are directing IT at a spinoff, before embarking on any of those courses, you should conduct a standard self-assessment to inventory your IT and communications needs. In particular, determine data residency and identify security requirements. As you undertake this transformation, be mindful of both immediate and long-term costs.

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The Reliability Test Infrastructure team at Seagate develops and maintains the global reliability test systems at Seagate....
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          Technical Sales Specialist      Cache   Translate Page      
CA-Hayward, What you will do: The Technical Support Specialist provides technical expertise for the Facebook physical security infrastructure as part of the Facebook Technical Operations Center (TOC). Located in Menlo Park, CA, the TOC provides phone support, troubleshooting, resolution and documentation support services to Facebook associates, administrative and support personnel. How you will do it: Provide
          Database Administrator at Appzone Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
AppZone is Africa's leading provider of Integrated Banking and Payment software platforms and incidentally creator of BankOne; the world's leading cloud infrastructure for Banking and Payment processing targeted at Small and Medium financial Institutions.Job Description Microsoft SQL Server administration and maintenance functions of production and QA databases in a 24/7 mission-critical environment Participate in database server architecture and design as well as server environment recommendations for the overall infrastructure solution including storage capacity planning Responsible for database alerts, maintenance plans and scripts to acquire, store, and transform data for the company's data warehouse and its various users Manage database security and control access permissions and privileges Maintain the health, performance and integrity of the database systems Responsible for availability, reliability and integrity of business data stored in production databases Communicate regularly with the development team, business and operations team to ensure the security and confidentiality of data Resolve production database issues and implement improvements to prevent a recurrence of the issue Backup and restore databases as necessary Design and develop architecture for data warehouse including source data ETL (extract transform and load) strategy, data movement and aggregation as well as data quality strategy. Required Qualification & Skills Minimum of BSc/HND in computer science, computer engineering or any other related field. Minimum of 4years relevant work experience Strong experience on SQL Server maintenance, Advanced SQL Server concepts like indexes, stored procedures e.t.c with an emphasis on database efficiency. You must be performance driven with a proven track record Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Good communication skills Excellent interpersonal and analytic skills
          Business Analyst at Appzone Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
AppZone is Africa's leading provider of Integrated Banking and Payment software platforms and incidentally creator of BankOne; the world's leading cloud infrastructure for Banking and Payment processing targeted at Small and Medium financial Institutions.Job Opening ID: 36 Location: Lagos Summary Do you have a passion for complex problem solving and designing requirements for software solutions? Do you have the talent and drive required to build solutions that transform the way entire industries function? Is your time so valuable that managers are constantly debating which tasks to assign to you next, because you complete them with ease and speed? Then a career at AppZone is the dream job you've been searching for. Job Description Expectations: Participate in the data gathering, documentation, analysis, implementation, and testing of business processes, systems, and solution requirements. Provide support for parts of the business development cycle including proposal preparation, feasibility studies, and solution presentation. Perform feasibility analysis, scope projects, and work with the project management team to prioritizes deliverables, as well as negotiate timelines and product functionalities. Perform research to discover technologies, practices, components, and regulations that form input to solutions. Produce visualizations, user interface mock-ups and configuration elements of solution design. Document functional and non-functional requirements using best practices and tools. Partner with development and other functional teams to provide effective reporting on software projects. Participate in Integration Testing, User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Functionality Testing, User Training, and Stakeholder Reviews. Required Skills Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any other related field. Project management professional certification will be an added advantage. Basic to intermediate knowledge of programming in any language Must have expert knowledge of the software development life cycle. 3+ years of business analysis and project management experience Good verbal and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal and analytical skills. Aptitude for analytical problem-solving Ability to pay attention to details Ease and ability to learn fast and solve complex problems
          Software Developer at Appzone Limited      Cache   Translate Page      
AppZone is Africa's leading provider of Integrated Banking and Payment software platforms and incidentally creator of BankOne; the world's leading cloud infrastructure for Banking and Payment processing targeted at Small and Medium financial Institutions.Details:Expectations Develop, Implement, and Support software products and solutions that integrate with in-house and third party systems Provide support to business analysts in the conversion of individual client business requirements into software functionality Provide assistance to relevant functional teams by identifying requirements and improvements to architectural design of new/existing applications Provide training to client end users with relevant tools and technical documentation. Lead a technical work stream as a component of a larger project Provide subject-matter expertise, customer advocacy, and analysis through all phases of the development lifecycle Communicate effectively well with internal/external parties. Required SkillsThe skills and competencies required to accomplish your career move are: Bachelor's degree or corresponding combination of education and work experience in software development. 3+ years of programming experience with Web, Windows .NET framework and C# 3+ years experience WPF applications, ASP.NET, MVC, C#, .Net, Web API, JSON, REST, and SQL Server. Good communication skills. Excellent interpersonal & analytic skills. An aptitude for analytical problem-solving Ease and ability to learn fast and solve complex problems Proficiency in object-oriented design and development using software development best practices. Experience with Microsoft SQL database design, T-SQL and stored procedure programming. Experience working on Agile teams using Agile methodologies such as SCRUM Ability to provide technical input for designs, functional specifications, and other project requirements Ability to design, and build, high quality unit tests.
          Head, Technical Operations (Electrical Engineer) at Sunrose Consulting      Cache   Translate Page      
Sunrose Consulting Limited - Our client, one of the leading Power Distribution Companies in Nigeria, is recruiting to fill the position below:Job Description The company is seeking to recruit The Head Technical Operations to provide leadership and management expertise for the planning, coordination and delivery of efficient and cost-effective power distribution services for the achievement of the company's corporate objective. You will ensure new projects are technically and economically feasible and environmentally consistent with the company's strategy. Responsibilities Manage the technical network operations/ distribution function, providing leadership, encouraging teamwork and facilitating the amalgamation process in order to achieve high performance standards and staff pride in the cost effective distribution of power Formulate strategies for Operations & Maintenance to ensure that objectives of reliability and continuity of electricity distribution supply are met Develop maintenance programs, for operation and maintenance in respect of the company's power distribution network Prepare the annual business plans and operating and capital expenditure budgets, ensuring that adequate funding provision is made for all activities. Monitor expenditure against approved levels on a regular basis and investigate and justify significant variances to ensure effective performance and cost control Formulate the development of policies, procedures and standards to direct and control the technical field operations effectively Participate in the award of contracts, for all technical infrastructure projects, responsible for selection of vendors and materials. Develop program of work for the department to ensure that deliverables are achieved within established timescales. Monitor project progress against agreed time, budget and resources. Requirements A graduate of Electrical Engineering, you must have a minimum of 20 years of experience, 5 of which must be at top management position in the Technical Department in a reputable organization in the power sector. Experience should be broad-based and include exposure to managing and implementing technical projects within the power sector. Personal Attributes: Analytical Thinking Drive & Resilience Persistence Energetic Change, Adaptability & Flexibility Tenacious Rugged High level of gravitas and maturity. Skills: Strong Leadership Skills Strong Business Acumen Excellent negotiation skills Strong managerial skills Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Ability to effectively and persuasively present information to top management, customers, and employees.
          Technical IT Project Manager at GVA Partners      Cache   Translate Page      
Growth in Value Alliance (GV Alliance) Partners - Our client, an IT Company, is recruiting suitably qualified candidates to fill the position below:Job Type: Contract Duration: 10 months Job Description IT Project Manager is to oversee the planning and implementation of more than one complex IT project. These projects pertain to the delivery of timely, quality IT services and/or relate to improving business effectiveness or efficiency. The projects managed by the IT PM are more critical, complex, have broader scopes and more impact than those managed by Project Managers. In this role you will manage project scope, schedule and budget for the projects. You will provide significant input into creation of project budget and manages to it. You will also lead teams which are brought together for the duration of the project and work with matrixed or administrative managers to ensure resources are managed appropriately. Duties and Responsibilities Manages the design, development, and implementation of projects to include, but not limited to gathering and defining the project requirements; obtain staffing requirements; and form projected teams. Develops methods, procedures, and quality objectives including metrics for assessing progress; utilizes established project standards, procedures, and quality objectives. Conducts project kickoff meetings; communicates individual roles and project expectations; ensures all project team members have the tools and training required to perform effectively. Assemble and coordinate the internal and external teams to gain consensus on deliverables from each team. Manage the formulation and ongoing tracking of each project. Develops detailed project plans and schedules. Provides work direction and leadership to assigned projects, including scheduling, assignment of work, and review of project efforts. Monitors project milestones and critical dates to identify potential risk to project schedule; identifies ways to resolve schedule issues; keeps management current on any changes. Assesses variances from the project plans; gathers metrics, and develops and implements changes as necessary to ensure that the project remains within specified scope and is within time, cost, and quality objectives. Conducts formal quality assurance reviews with business sponsors during and upon project completion to confirm acceptance and satisfaction. Provides the team with constructive feedback as it pertains to project performance. Interviews, selects, supervises, develops, and if necessary, counsels personnel according to established policies, procedures, and guidelines. Develops and maintains a productive working relationship with project sponsors, project team members, and vendors. Performs related duties and fulfils responsibilities as required. Educational Qualification Bachelors or higher-level degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline. Knowledge and Skill Requirements: Solid project management skills, ability to multitask and manage multiple projects in a cross-functional environment. In-depth knowledge of project management concepts, practices and techniques. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and team building skills, business judgment, and proven expertise in directing the efforts of a technical staff. In-depth knowledge of business functions and extensive understanding of business operations, strategies and objectives. In-depth knowledge of project management life cycle, methodologies and support tools (e.g., MS Project, ABT, Peregrine, Clarity, etc.). A solid understanding of the underlying infrastructure needed to run a large distributed web application Experience in customer engagement to facilitate requirements Demonstrate initiative to stay abreast of technology advancements Demonstrate the initiative to explore alternate technology and approaches to solving problems Experience: 8 years post NYSC experience as an IT Project Manager Information Technology Experience. Experience in managing Information Technology Projects (Project Management Certification required).
          Hardware Support Officer at Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN)      Cache   Translate Page      
Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN) Limited, which has remained a milestone in Nigeria's automobile industry, was conceived in 1969 by the then Federal Military Government under the leadership of General Yakubu Gowon. We manufacture and distribute reliable vehicles for the satisfaction of our customers and other stakeholdersRef Id: HSO092018 Job Division/Department/Unit: Industrial Division Job Level/Grade: Officer Reports To: Reports to Head, IT Key Job Responsibilities Applications Support Infrastructure and Hardware Support Network Administration and Support Database Design and Management. Education & Experience B.Sc/HND Computer Science or Computer Engineering from a recognized Institution. Minimum of 2 years experience in IT infrastructure Development and management
          Asset Management - Business Development - Assetic - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Prior experience in Infrastructure Asset Management, software and services BD, and local government procurement processes would be valued highly....
From Indeed - Mon, 20 Aug 2018 19:18:46 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Labourer - Wood - Clarington, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Must complete a personnel screening consistenting of a criminal backcheck and credit check. Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions is currently seeking a...
From Wood - Sat, 08 Sep 2018 09:49:27 GMT - View all Clarington, ON jobs
          Systems Engineer, Senior (Infrastructure Engineer (Lead)) - Secret Clearance Required - General Dynamics Information Technology - Arlington, VA      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience developing and debugging Java software applications (JDK, Eclipse, LEWIT, Kona). Integrating, planning, coordinating, and facilitating information...
From General Dynamics Information Technology - Tue, 14 Aug 2018 01:37:30 GMT - View all Arlington, VA jobs
          IT Specialist - Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Sheridan, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
And the Information Technology infrastructure sufficient to serve as senior customer technical analyst responsible for resolving the most complex customer... $47,686 - $79,313 a year
From Department of Veterans Affairs - Wed, 12 Sep 2018 02:40:27 GMT - View all Sheridan, WY jobs
          Project Manager, Water/Wastewater - R.V. Anderson Associates Limited - London, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Providing project engineering and technical expertise, analysis and design services for a variety of wastewater, water, road, and infrastructure renewal...
From R.V. Anderson Associates Limited - Mon, 20 Aug 2018 15:56:20 GMT - View all London, ON jobs
          APG and Corsair Infrastructure Claim Victory on Itínere Infraestructuras      Cache   Translate Page      
In a lengthy, protracted process on what to do with a large Spanish infrastructure asset, some resolution appears to be coming. Globalvia is pitted against Corsair Infrastructure. APG Asset Management and funds managed by Corsair Infrastructure Partners signed an agreement to buy and exercised rights to reach a 59.2% majority of the interests in Madrid-based […]
          Energy Seminar: Carla J. Peterman      Cache   Translate Page      
Date: Monday, October 8, 2018. 4:30 PM.
Location: NVIDIA Auditorium, Jen-Hsun Huang Engineering Center

Speaker Biography:

Carla J. Peterman is a Commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). She was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. in December 2012.

Commissioner Peterman is the assigned Commissioner to a number of energy, communications, and water proceedings including energy efficiency, alternative transportation, energy storage, and PCIA reform.

The commissioner’s key interest areas include decarbonization policy, energy markets, and technology adoption. She has led several CPUC clean-energy initiatives including the adoption of the nation’s first utility energy storage mandate, the first framework for energy storage multi-use applications, approval of $965 million of utility investments in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, adoption of utility energy efficiency goals and business plans, and the implementation of California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS). Commissioner Peterman has also been the assigned commissioner for rate cases for Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, California-American Water Company, and San Jose Water Company.

She has also led several telecommunications proceedings, including a competition analysis of the telecommunications sector, and reform of the California Teleconnect Fund.

Commissioner Peterman was previously appointed by Governor Brown, in 2011, to the California Energy Commission (CEC) where she was lead Commissioner for renewables, transportation, natural gas, and the 2012 Integrated Energy Policy Report. At the CEC, Commissioner Peterman oversaw the implementation of California’s RPS regulations for publicly owned utilities, the New Solar Home Partnership Program, and the $100 million annual Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program.

She is the first African-American female to be appointed to both Commissions.

Commissioner Peterman serves on various policy boards including the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), NARUC’s Investment Committee, NARUC’s Energy Resources and Environment Committee (Vice-Chair), and Veloz.  She was previously chair of the California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative, and a board member of The Utility Reform Network (TURN).

She has also received several recognitions for her public service, including KJLH Proven Achievers Award (2018), C3E Government Award (2015), Clean Energy Storage Alliance’s 2015 Policy Champion award; Coalition for Clean Air’s 2014 Clean Air Champion award, and the California Legislative Black Caucus’ Horizon Award (2013).

Earlier in her career, from 2006 to 2011, Commissioner Peterman conducted energy policy research at the University of California Energy Institute and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. She also served as an environmental business analyst at the community redevelopment non-profit Isles Inc., and an associate focused on energy financing in the investment banking division at Lehman Brothers.

Born and raised in Newark and South Orange, New Jersey, Commissioner Peterman holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Energy and Resources from The University of California Berkeley. 

She also earned a Master of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Commissioner Peterman holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Howard University, where she graduated summa cum laude. Commissioner Peterman resides in the Bay area and enjoys reading and family time with her husband and son.


          Scrum Master - The Home Depot - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
Support and facilitate interaction with key members from other IT Teams such as Change Management, Infrastructure, Security, Architecture, DBAs, and Offshore...
From The Home Depot - Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:00:07 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          IL&FS tells staff financial mess due to Rs 16,000 crore stuck funds      Cache   Translate Page      
MUMBAI: Crippled infrastructure development and finance company IL&FS has claimed that if funds worth Rs 16,000 crore stuck with concession authoritie...
          State Highway 31: A Road Trip Through the Heart of Modern India      Cache   Translate Page      
Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018. 12:00 PM.
Location: Encina Hall West, Rm 219

Edward Simpson is a Social Anthropologist and Director of the South Asia Institute at SOAS University of London. He is currently interested in the relationship between infrastructure, automobility and the global-sustainability agenda. From previous research he wrote: The political biography of an earthquake: Aftermath and amnesia in Gujarat India (Hurst 2013). He is the Principal Investigator on a five-year project funded by the European Research Council looking at infrastructure across South Asia. This work is being undertaken in partnership with the Mumbai-based artists CAMP.

This talk follows the route of State Highway 31 through western Madhya Pradesh, central India. The research was part of a larger project looking at the ideas behind the production of infrastructure in South Asia. This journey takes us through landscapes of sex work and opium, some of the oldest nationalist networks in the country, and along the fault-lines of long-running tensions between local communities. The road was one of a series built as a public private partnership and, as such, speaks of the reconfiguration of state relations with private capital and business. Toll booths become places of company ethos, education and for the creation of new kinds of citizens. The nexus of government and private enterprise takes us on a dizzying journey through the world’s tax havens and onto the decks of luxury yachts. Exploring the broader political economy of the road and the organisation of institutions and travellers that sustain it encourages questions about the nature of governance and power in the country.


          U.S. Stands By Saudi Arabia, Despite Criticism Over Civilian Casualties In Yemen      Cache   Translate Page      
Human rights groups have repeatedly accused a Saudi-led coalition of causing disproportionate civilian deaths in the Yemen conflict because of airstrikes that have hit markets, weddings and even a bus carrying children from summer camp. On Tuesday, the Trump administration signaled that it remains firmly behind the coalition: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified to Congress that "the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations of these governments. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said he endorsed and fully supports that position. Pompeo's certification allows the U.S. to continue fueling coalition jets. As Reuters reported, "U.S. lawmakers, concerned about a growing humanitarian crisis, included a measure in this year's defense spending bill that required Pompeo to certify by Wednesday whether Saudis and UAE were taking meaningful
          Latest Vacancies at AppZone, September 2018      Cache   Translate Page      
AppZone is Africa’s leading provider of Integrated Banking and Payment software platforms and incidentally creator of BankOne; the world’s leading cloud infrastructure for Banking and...

          S. 3021, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

As posted on the website of the House of Representatives on September 10, 2018


          Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections      Cache   Translate Page      
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, a move that counters critics who claim he has not taking election security seriously enough. The executive order covers not just interference with campaign infrastructure, but it also covers the distribution of disinformation and propaganda, [&hellip
          Comment on Survey: Women More Likely to Prefer Separated Bike Infrastructure by Marven Norman      Cache   Translate Page      
But a lot of regular bike lanes aren't very good and some are downright bad.
          Comment on Survey: Women More Likely to Prefer Separated Bike Infrastructure by embarcadero      Cache   Translate Page      
Hey, you should play a race card there too. Always appropriate.
          Comment on Survey: Women More Likely to Prefer Separated Bike Infrastructure by CarlessInOKC      Cache   Translate Page      
Okay then. I'm going to keep supporting bike lanes, whether or not they are protected. Incremental progress is how we condition decision-makers to invest in things like protected bike lanes.
          Comment on Survey: Women More Likely to Prefer Separated Bike Infrastructure by CarlessInOKC      Cache   Translate Page      
Yeah, I get that cars are overprioritized. I am a reader of Streetsblog, after all.
          Comment on Survey: Women More Likely to Prefer Separated Bike Infrastructure by Marven Norman      Cache   Translate Page      
No, it's just saying that priorities need to be changed. Take away the sacred cow of convenience for cars and a lot of things are suddenly viable.
          Security Installer      Cache   Translate Page      
OK-Oklahoma City, What you will do Perform Installation, configuration, testing and troubleshooting activities on Intrusion Alarm Systems, Access Control, CCTV, Intercom, Network infrastructure; PA Systems and other PC based Systems including Nurse Call and Sound Systems How you will do it •Perform installation and verification activities on Security related equipment for large installations, including installing,
          Site Storekeeper/Incharge - Pave Infrastructure - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page      
Education: Graduate(Any Stream) Location: Anywhere in India. Experience: 2Years to 5 Years • Handling all type of Raw Material Ex.-Aggregate, Sand, Cement,...
From Pave Infrastructure - Mon, 04 Jun 2018 06:08:29 GMT - View all Shiliguri, West Bengal jobs
          Electrical Engineer - Pave Infrastructure - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page      
Education: B.E/B. Tech in Electrical Engineering Experience: 5 to 15 Years Job Location: Siliguri, Any where in India Job Details: • Timely Estimating &...
From Pave Infrastructure - Thu, 24 May 2018 06:07:59 GMT - View all Shiliguri, West Bengal jobs
          Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections      Cache   Translate Page      
The executive order covers not just interference with campaign infrastructure, but it also covers the distribution of disinformation and propaganda, national security adviser John Bolton told reporters.
          Netherlands Successfully Completes Testing for Electric Car Charging Station Using IOTA      Cache   Translate Page      

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

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          LXer: How to Install Nagios Core on CentOS 7      Cache   Translate Page      
Published at LXer: Nagios (also known as Nagios Core) is a free and open source application which can be used for monitoring Linux or Windows servers, network infrastructures and applications. When...
          Engineer - Non Catalogued - Wipro LTD - Curitiba, PR      Cache   Translate Page      
As an Engineer, you are responsible for areas around Engineering, Global Infrastructure Services etc. You are expected to have a good practical understanding of...
De Wipro LTD - Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:47:38 GMT - Visualizar todas as empregos: Curitiba, PR
          Hyperconvergence : comment Klesia a consolidé son infrastructure      Cache   Translate Page      
Chez Klesia, l'hyperconvergence répond à une problématique d'efficacité opérationnelle après deux acquisitions. Le choix se porte sur l'appliance Nutanix et permet de réduire le TCO de 30 % sur trois ans.
          QA Engineer      Cache   Translate Page      
Micro Focus - Bangalore, Karnataka - Strong experience in Product QA in IT Operations Management Domain ( virtualization, networking and server infrastructure monitoring) or similar...
          Network Administrator - Becker Keating & Young - Edmonton, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
Experience configuration, maintenance and testing of server backup solutions. Research and select new infrastructure solutions that could help our clients.... $65,000 - $80,000 a year
From Indeed - Tue, 24 Jul 2018 01:34:25 GMT - View all Edmonton, AB jobs
          Technology Business Development (TechBD) Associate (Cyber security) - Trigyn - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
Working with the CIOs, Application Development managers, Corporate Sourcing and Enterprise Infrastructure leadership identify the network of vendor...
From Trigyn - Mon, 10 Sep 2018 16:02:30 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
          U.S. Stands By Saudi Arabia, Despite Criticism Over Civilian Casualties In Yemen      Cache   Translate Page      
Human rights groups have repeatedly accused a Saudi-led coalition of causing disproportionate civilian deaths in the Yemen conflict because of airstrikes that have hit markets, weddings and even a bus carrying children from summer camp. On Tuesday, the Trump administration signaled that it remains firmly behind the coalition: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified to Congress that "the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations of these governments. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said he endorsed and fully supports that position. Pompeo's certification allows the U.S. to continue fueling coalition jets. As Reuters reported, "U.S. lawmakers, concerned about a growing humanitarian crisis, included a measure in this year's defense spending bill that required Pompeo to certify by Wednesday whether Saudis and UAE were taking meaningful
          ONAS et Assainissement : 300 milliards de Fcfa mobilisés par le Sénégal pour la dépollution de la baie de Hann, le doublement de la station de Cambéréne...      Cache   Translate Page      
300 milliards de F Cfa, c’est le fonds destiné à l’assainissement de quelques villes, la dépollution de la baie de Hann, le doublement de la station de Cambéréne. La révélation a été faite par Lansana Gagny Sakho, le directeur de l’Office national de l’assainissement du Sénégal (Onas) qui s’exprimait lors d’un atelier tenu lundi 10 septembre 2018 à Dakar, sur l’adoption et la reconnaissance des normes Iso 30500 et ISO 24521 relatives à l’assainissement co-organisé par l’Association sénégalaise de normalisation (Ans),l’Onas et l’Institut national américain de normalisation (ANSI), nous renseigne IGFM.
ONAS et Assainissement : 300 milliards de Fcfa mobilisés par le Sénégal pour la dépollution de la baie de Hann, le doublement de la station de Cambéréne...
En effet, le certificat Qualité de l’Office National de l’Assainissement du Sénégal (ONAS) a été renouvelé avec succès, confirmant ainsi la maîtrise de cette entreprise publique en matière de réalisation d’ouvrages d’assainissement, de travaux de raccordement, et de collecte et traitement des eaux usées, à l’issue de l’audit de surveillance, conduit dans la période du 13 au 14 août 2018, par AFAQ AFNOR.  
   
« L’Office National de l’Assainissement du Sénégal (ONAS) vient de renouveler avec succès son certificat Qualité ce qui constitue est une confirmation de son savoir-faire en matière de réalisation d’ouvrages d’assainissement, de travaux de raccordement, et de collecte et traitement des eaux usées, à l’issue de l’audit de surveillance conduit dans la période du 13 au 14 Aout 2018, par AFAQ AFNOR », a révélé le DG de l’ONAS, Lansana Gagny Sakho.  
   
Qui ajoute: « Avancée significative qui fait passer notre Système de Management de la Qualité de la norme ISO 9001 version 2008, caractérisée par l’approche processus, à la nouvelle norme ISO 9001 version 2015, fondée sur le management des risques »/   
   
Rappelons que l’Office National de l’Assainissement du Sénégal (ONAS) est un établissement public à caractère industriel et commercial chargé de la gestion du secteur de l’assainissement. Il a été créé par la loi n° 96-02 du 22 Février 1996, et organisé par le décret 96-667 du 07 Août 1996.  
   
L'ONAS est chargé de la planification et la programmation des investissements, de la maîtrise d’ouvrages et la maîtrise d’œuvre, la conception et le contrôle des études et des travaux d’infrastructures d’eaux usées et pluviales; l’exploitation et la maintenance des installations d’assainissement d’eaux usées et pluviales.  
   
Sans oublier le développement de l’assainissement autonome; la valorisation des sous-produits des stations d’épuration; et toutes opérations se rattachant directement ou indirectement à son objet, dans la limite des zones urbaines et périurbaines.  

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          The fast rising price of ‘Dutertenomics’      Cache   Translate Page      
* This is my first article in the Asia Times, published last month. More than 2,700 shares as of today, thanks readers.


Inflation is finally catching up with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s high octane economic stimulus measures, a fast growth-geared policy push known locally as “Dutertenomics.”

Statistics released this week showed inflation rose 5.7% in July, the fastest rate in over five years, according to the National Economic Development Authority, a state agency. It marked the fifth consecutive month that inflation breached the central bank’s 2%-4% target band, leading to market speculation that it will soon hike interest rates.

The surge in prices has sparked a local debate over whether global or local factors are more to blame. Economic analysts note that inflation rates were modest as recently as late last year, clocking in at 3% and 2.9% in November and December respectively.

However, Duterte’s controversial Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law came into force in January, a broad-based tax hike that many believe has driven the inflationary trend. Indeed, inflation has steadily risen in recent months: 3.4% in January, 3.8% in February, 4.3% in March, 4.5% in April, 4.6% in May, 5.2% in June, and 5.7% in July, or almost double the December 2017 level of 2.9%.

Duterte’s tax law was passed to help finance the government’s ultra-ambitious infrastructure spending plans, estimated at 8 trillion pesos (US$150 billion) over six years, as well as social welfare programs that aim to reduce poverty from 21% to 15% by the end of his term in 2022. While taxes have risen, widespread infrastructure-building has largely failed to materialize.

Still, the Philippines has recently been among Asia’s fastest growing economies, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 6.9% in 2016 and 6.7% last year. But that growth is now decelerating as inflationary pressures start to weigh against consumption and investment. Second quarter GDP growth fell to 6%, from 6.6% in the first quarter. That means first half GDP growth was only 6.3%, down significantly from the government’s full-year target of 7%.

Duterte’s economic managers, including officials at the Department of Finance (DOF), National Economic Development Authority (NEDA), Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), have played down the TRAIN tax’s impact on galloping prices while at the same time scrambled to offer credible alternative explanations for the inflationary surge.

They have generally pointed to three main factors supposedly beyond their policy control, namely rising global oil prices, a recent fast depreciation of the peso which is currently among Asia’s worst performing currencies this year, and “profiteering” by big and small private businesses that have allegedly unscrupulously marked up their prices.

While the TRAIN law has cut personal income taxes, it has raised several other levies, especially for energy sources such as oil, liquefied petroleum gas and coal. Sin taxes for sugary drinks and tobacco have also been upped, while an expanded 12% value-added tax (VAT) now covers more economic sectors, including electricity transmission and foreign currency-denominated sales.

Official attempts to mostly blame higher global oil prices for the local surge in prices, however, doesn’t hold statistically when compared with other net-fuel importers in the region. Indeed, other oil-importing nations such as Thailand, South Korea and Sri Lanka have all seen a decline in inflation in the first half of this year compared to their full year 2017 rates.


The inflation differential for developed countries between January-June 2018 vis-a-vis 2017 is also statistically miniscule, measuring -0.1 for the United Kingdom, 0.1 for Germany, 0.4 for France and the United States, and 0.6 for Canada.

Instead, it is mostly domestic factors that are driving the Philippines’ inflation situation. First and foremost, inflation is hitting the poorest 30% of Filipino households harder than other demographic groups. In the first half of 2018, overall Philippine inflation was 4.3% but for poor households it was higher at 5%.

That’s because while “food and non-alcoholic beverages” comprise only 38% of the overall Consumer Price Index (CPI) basket, used for calculating the national inflation rate, the products constitute 61% of the poor’s consumption. The telling statistics were calculated by Dr Dennis Mapa, dean of the University of the Philippines School of Statistics (UPSS).

Nor is there any near-term relief in sight. Fare hikes for taxis, buses and point-to-point air-conditioned vans will soon come on-stream, as will phase two tax hikes on oil, LPG and coal in January 2019. A third phase tax hike on energy will be imposed in January 2020 as part of the Train tax reforms. Firms are also expected to start raising wages due to labor demands over TRAIN’s impact on prices, leading to a potential virtuous cycle of inflation.

          Data Quality Analyst - (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
This individual contributor is primarily responsible for providing expertise and technical advice, assisting with or setting the technical direction for varying technical solutions, and serving as a technical expert for project teams.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Completes work assignments and supports business-specific projects by applying expertise in subject area; supporting the development of work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; ensuring team follows all procedures and policies; coordinating and assigning resources to accomplish priorities and deadlines; collaborating cross-functionally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating high priority issues or risks, as appropriate; and recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.
  • Practices self-development and promotes learning in others by proactively providing information, resources, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; providing feedback to others and managers; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses; supporting team collaboration; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
  • Develops requirements for complex process or system solutions within assigned business domain(s) by interfacing stakeholders and appropriate IT teams (for example, Solutions Delivery, Infrastructure, Enterprise Architecture) and leading junior team members in the development process as appropriate.
  • Leverages multiple business requirements gathering methodologies to identify business, functional, and non-functional requirements (for example, SMART) across multiple business domains.
  • Develops and documents comprehensive business cases to assess the costs, benefits, ROI, and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of proposed solutions.
  • Provides insight and supports the evolution of applications, systems, and/or processes to a desired future state by maintaining a comprehensive understanding of how current processes impact business operations across multiple domains.
  • Maps current state against future state processes.
  • Identifies the impact of requirements on upstream and downstream solution components.
  • Provides recommendations to management and business stakeholders on how to integrate requirements with current systems and business processes across regions or domains.
  • Identifies and validates value gaps and opportunities for process enhancements or efficiencies.
  • Supports solution design by providing insight at design sessions with IT teams to help translate requirements into workable business solutions.
  • Identifies and recommends additional data and/or services needed to address key business issues related to process or solutions design.
  • Participates in evaluating third-party vendors as directed.
  • Supports continuous process improvement by participating in the development, implementation, and maintenance of standardized tools, templates, and processes across multiple business domains.
  • Recommends regional and/or national process improvements which align with sustainable best practices, and the strategic and tactical goals of the business.


    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS or related field and Minimum six (6) years experience in IT consulting, business analysis, or a related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years experience working for a health care organization
  • Three (3) years experience working for an IT organization
  • Two (2) years experience working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional technology and/or business solutions.
  • Two (2) years experience in workflow analysis, including the use of modeling software (e.g., Visio).
  • Two (2) years in a leadership role working with project or technical teams.
  • Two (2) years experience in business case development and analysis
  • Two (2) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above)
  • Four (4) years consulting experience in hospital operations.
  • Four (4) years consulting experience in health plan administration.
  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, CIS or related field



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    VICTORIAN Premier Daniel Andrews still has not spoken to new Prime Minister Scott Morrison, almost three weeks after he claimed the top job. Mr Andrews has written to Mr Morrison about the infrastructure projects being backed by both governments,...
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    The new version extends Viz One with higher resource efficiency across multiple cloud infrastructure zones and increased automation, while leveraging Cloud Technologies to improve video production workflows and IT return on investment.


              Project Manager III - (Pasadena, California, United States)      Cache   Translate Page      
    This individual contributor is primarily responsible for developing, analyzing and executing a project plan, scope as well as schedule, and working closely with internal customers, third party vendors and senior management.

    Essential Responsibilities:
  • Completes work assignments and supports business-specific projects by applying expertise in subject area; supporting the development of work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; ensuring team follows all procedures and policies; coordinating and assigning resources to accomplish priorities and deadlines; collaborating cross-functionally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating high priority issues or risks, as appropriate; and recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.
  • Practices self-development and promotes learning in others by proactively providing information, resources, advice, and expertise with coworkers and customers; building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; influencing others through technical explanations and examples; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; providing feedback to others and managers; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and develop weaknesses; supporting team collaboration; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
  • Manages large-scale projects from planning to completion.
  • Develops, analyzes, and manages moderately complex project plans which include schedule, and resource forecast.
  • Manages and monitors project financials for large projects.
  • Monitors overall project performance (e.g., on time, on budget, within scope and with quality) against plan and makes adjustments as needed.
  • Manages project activities related to organizational change management (e.g., development and execution of user adoption, implementation, and training plans) as defined by the project.
  • Ensures adherence to established processes and policies (e.g. SDLC including domain standards, Kaiser standards).
  • Drives allocation of resources, establishes schedules, and task assignments to ensure proper project management practices are in place.
  • Manages the work of own project team and ensures alignment of team member skills and strengths with project demands.
  • Requests and manages internal and/ or external resources based on the alignment of team member skills and project demands.
  • Promotes project vision and objectives with project team.
  • Delivers individual performance feedback to team members.
  • Proactively monitors project risks by identifying risks and trigger events.
  • Monitors the compliance of project plans by ensuring team members follow policies and procedures.
  • Ensures the alignment, buy-in, and coordination of diverse project stakeholders by building rapport with internal customers, third party vendors, and senior management.
  • Identifies and works closely with key stakeholders.
  • Provides insight to key stakeholders and project sponsors by developing project goals, setting the prioritization of deliverables, discussing involvement of business processes (e.g. project change management, communication) and facilitating decisions necessary for project delivery.
  • Communicates tough issues to stakeholders and keeps an independent opinion.
  • Assists with reviews of vendor performance levels and ensures service level agreements are met.
  • Assists with contract negotiations with service vendors and reviews project invoices submitted by vendor for accuracy.


    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Minimum five (5) years experience managing project(s) using project life cycle methodologies (e.g., SDLC, process management, organizational change).
  • Minimum two (2) years experience implementing large, complex projects in a corporate environment.
  • Minimum five (5) years experience managing project budgets.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, MIS or related field and Minimum six (6) years of IT or related business experience, including Minimum five (5) years experience providing project or team leadership. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three (3) years experience working on projects or programs requiring the integration of cross-functional technology and/or business solutions.
  • Three (3) years experience working with an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework.
  • Three (3) years experience working with an IT Service Management (ITSM) framework.
  • Four (4) years experience in business analysis.
  • Three (3) years experience working in a large matrixed organization.
  • Four (4) years experience working with Microsoft Project.
  • Four (4) years experience in infrastructure implementation.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) or equivalent project/program management certification.




  •           IUT World 2018: Léon-Juste Ibombo vante la politique du Congo dans le développement du numérique      Cache   Translate Page      
    La première table-ronde portait sur le « risque de l’utilisation du cyber espace », tandis que la seconde a planché sur « le financement du développement digital ». Paneliste sur la problématique du financement du développement digital, le ministre Léon-Juste Ibombo a dit et redit que le Congo est engagé à devenir un modèle dans la promotion et l’utilisation des services numériques, à travers une politique volontariste. Pour qu’il en soit, a soutenu Léon-Juste Ibombo, le Congo s’assure des bases. Aussi, c’est ce qui justifie l’élaboration par le gouvernement congolais, avec la participation des acteurs de l’administration publique, de la société civile et du secteur privé d’une stratégie nationale de développement de l’économie numérique, assortie d’un plan d’actions pour la période 2018-2022. Des documents indispensables, qui répondent bien aux recommandations internationales, pouvait-il ajouter. Invitant ses interlocuteurs à s’approprier la stratégie nationale de développement de l’économie numérique, Léon-Juste Ibombo a précisé que celle-ci s’articule autour de trois piliers que sont : le ’E-gouv, le E-citoyen et le E-business. Elle se propose, ainsi, de faire du numérique un levier majeur pour la compétitivité des entreprises, l’attractivité du Congo en matière d’investissements directs, et la diversification de l’économie. A l’évidence, cette stratégie, instrument de chevet devrait, pense le ministre Ibombo, favoriser un accès équitable aux services numériques pour tous les citoyens ; développer de nouvelles compétences et des activités innovantes créatrices de valeur ajoutée ; moderniser les usages et les pratiques des services publics et développer les contenus numériques ; mettre en place les principes d’une bonne gouvernance du numérique ; garantir la sécurité et la protection de la vie privée des utilisateurs dans le cyberespace et engager le Congo vers l’innovation numérique pour en faire la cyber référence en Afrique centrale. Autant dire, que ce soit pour s’imposer sur de nouveaux marchés, positionner ses potentiels investisseurs  au cœur de sa stratégie ou plus simplement ne pas perdre pied dans un environnement toujours plus concurrentiel, le Congo a entamé sa transformation digitale. Une profonde mutation qui, au-delà de sa dimension technique, va redessiner le rôle et le fonctionnement de nombreuses administrations congolaises. Et le département ministériel, dont il a la charge travaille sans relâche à relever ce challenge, tel que prescrit comme feuille de route par le chef de l’Etat congolais, Denis Sassou-N’Guesso, « d’arrimer le Congo au développement de l’économie numérique. » Pour matérialiser cette ambition, le ministre Ibombo a martelé que le pays s’emploie à construire plusieurs infrastructures large bande et d’assurer sous peu, à la suite du Gabon, l’interconnexion avec le Cameroun et la Centrafrique. Par conséquent, l’assistance a été amenée à intérioriser cette volonté du gouvernement du Congo qui se résume en ces termes : « Se lancer dans un processus de digitalisation, c’est décider d’intégrer le Congo dans le monde de l’information et du savoir. » Pour qu’une telle société soit possible, et en réponse à la problématique en débat au cours de cette table ronde, il faut un environnement de confiance. Afin de rassurer les potentiels partenaires du Congo, le ministre n’a pas manqué de souligner que son ministère a transmis au gouvernement pour approbation avant adoption par le parlement quatre avant-projets de lois. Il s’agit de l’avant-projet de loi portant protection des données à caractère personnel, l’avant-projet de loi relatif à la cyber-sécurité, l’avant-projet de loi portant lutte contre la cybercriminalité enfin l’avant-projet de loi relatif aux transactions électroniques. Au terme de ces échanges il s’est dégagé l’idée de la collaboration, de la sensibilisation et formation des populations et du changement des mentalités dans l’utilisation responsable des TIC, pour faire éclore, réellement la « Révolution du numérique » en Afrique. Et le Congo n’entend pas rater ce rendez-vous. Roch Bouka/Correspondant Rtga World au Congo
              Senior Bios Engineer - ZT Systems - Secaucus, NJ      Cache   Translate Page      
    Join us at this critical growth inflection point as we engineer the hardware infrastructure powering a world of cloud computing, cloud storage, artificial...
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              IT Specialist - Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Sheridan, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
    And the Information Technology infrastructure sufficient to serve as senior customer technical analyst responsible for resolving the most complex customer... $47,686 - $79,313 a year
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    Delays, breakdowns, creaky tunnels – New Yorkers know the pain of outdated infrastructure. John Foley explains there’s no shortage of plans to upgrade the metropolitan area’s rail network, but exorbitant costs and a lack of political will mean more misery for commuters.

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              9/13/2018: BUSINESS: FIRB holds cards in $13bn APA deal      Cache   Translate Page      

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              The UK Cyber Essentials Requirements for IT Infrastructure provides a window into GDPR expectations for data security requirements      Cache   Translate Page      
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              VPS:: EOL VPS2012 - zone vw-rbx2-018      Cache   Translate Page      
    Chère cliente, cher client,

    OVH fait constamment évoluer ses solutions afin de toujours vous offrir le meilleur de l'innovation. L'offre VPS 2012 a connu de nettes améliorations sur les générations suivantes et son infrastructure ne nous permet plus de vous assurer le meilleur service possible.

    C'est pourquoi, après six ans de bons et loyaux services, nous allons arrêter l'offre VPS 2012 A partir de Jeudi 13/09/2018 23h00 heure de Paris. Soit dans la nuit du Mercredi 12 au Jeudi 13.

    Périmètre : 639 x VPS 2012, tous présent sur la même zone : vw-rbx2-018
    Liste des services impactés : confer le commentaire en dessous.

    Nous procéderons automatiquement au remboursement du montant déjà prélevé au prorata temporis. Celui-ci sera crédité sur votre compte OVH quelques jours après l’arrêt du service.

    Tous les clients impactés ont été notifié par E-mail avec les conditions particulières et étapes.

    Nous vous remercions pour votre compréhension et nous serons heureux de vous retrouver sur nos nouvelles gammes VPS.

    L'équipe VPS d'OVH


    ---------------


    Dear customer,

    OVH constantly improves its products to always offer you the best of innovation. The VPS 2012 offer has seen significant improvements over the next generations and its infrastructure no longer allows us to ensure the best possible service.

    That is why, after six years of loyal service, we will stop the 2012 VPS offer on September 13/09 23h00 Paris Time. It mean, from Wednesday 12 to Thursday 13 night.
    Scope : 639 x VPS 2012, all based on the same zone : vw-rbx2-018
    List of impacted services : see the comment below.

    We will automatically refund the amount already charged on a pro rata basis. It will be credited to your OVH account within a few days after the stop of the service.

    All impacted customers received an E-mail on the subject will all the details.

    We thank you for your understanding and we will be happy to meet you on our new VPS ranges.

    The OVH VPS Team

              Running Apache Cassandra on Kubernetes      Cache   Translate Page      

    As Kubernetes becomes the de facto solution for container orchestration, more and more developers (and enterprises) want to run Apache Cassandra databases on Kubernetes . It's easy to get started―especially given the capabilities that Kubernetes' StatefulSets bring to the table. Kubernetes, though, certainly has room to improve when it comes storing data in-state and understanding how different databases work.

    For example, Kubernetes doesn't know if you're writing to a leader or a follower database, or to a multi-sharded leader infrastructure, or to a single database instance. StatefulSets―workload API objects used to manage stateful applications―offer the building blocks required for stable, unique network identifiers; stable persistent storage; ordered and smooth deployment and scaling, deletion, and termination; and automated rolling updates. However, while getting started with Cassandra on Kubernetes might be easy, it can still be a challenge to run and manage.

    To overcome some of these hurdles, we decided to build an open source Cassandra operator that runs and operates Cassandra within Kubernetes; you can think of it as Cassandra-as-a-Service on top of Kubernetes. We've made this Cassandra operator open source and freely available on GitHub. It remains a work in progress by our Instaclustr team and our partner contributors―but it is functional and ready for use. The Cassandra operator supports Docker images, which are open source and also available from the project's GitHub repository.

    More on Kubernetes

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    While it's possible for developers to build scripts for managing and running Cassandra on Kubernetes, the Cassandra operator offers the advantage of providing the same consistent, reproducible environment, as well as the same consistent, reproducible set of operations through different production clusters. (This is true across development, staging, and QA environments.) Also, because best practices are already built into the operator, development teams are spared operational concerns and can focus on their core capabilities.

    What is a Kubernetes operator?

    A Kubernetes operator consists of two components: a controller and a custom resource definition (CRD). The CRD allows devs to create Cassandra objects in Kubernetes. It's an extension of Kubernetes that allows us to define custom objects or resources using Kubernetes that our controller can then listen to for any changes to the resource definition. Devs can define an object in Kubernetes that contains configuration options for Cassandra, such as cluster name, node count, JVM tuning options, etc.―all the information you want to give Kubernetes about how to deploy Cassandra.

    You can isolate the Cassandra operator to a specific Kubernetes namespace, define what kinds of persistent volumes it should use, and more. The Cassandra operator's controller listens to state changes on the Cassandra CRD and will create its own StatefulSets to match those requirements. It will also manage those operations and can ensure repairs, backups, and safe scaling as specified via the CRD. In this way, it leverages the Kubernetes concept of building controllers upon other controllers in order to achieve intelligent and helpful behaviors.

    So, how does it work? cassandra-operator-architecture.png
    Running Apache Cassandra on Kubernetes

    Architecturally, the Cassandra controller connects to the Kubernetes Master. It listens to state changes and manipulates pod definitions and CRDs. It then deploys them, waits for changes to occur, and repeats until all necessary changescomplete fully.

    The Cassandra controller can, of course, perform operations within the Cassandra cluster. For example, want to scale down your Cassandra cluster? Instead of manipulating the StatefulSet to handle this task, the controller will see the CRD change. The node count will change to a lower number (say from six to five). The controller will get that state change, and it will first run a decommission operation on the Cassandra node that will be removed. This ensures that the Cassandra node stops gracefully and redistributes and rebalances the data it holds across the remaining nodes. Once the Cassandra controller sees this has happened successfully, it will modify that StatefulSet definition to allow Kubernetes to decommission that pod. Thus, the Cassandra controller brings needed intelligence to the Kubernetes environment to run Cassandra properly and ensure smoother operations.

    As we continue this project and iterate on the Cassandra operator, our goal is to add new components that will continue to expand the tool's features and value. A good example is Cassandra SideCar (shown in the diagram above), which can take responsibility for tasks like backups and repairs. Current and future features of the project can be viewed on GitHub . Our goal for the Cassandra operator is to give devs a powerful, open source option for running Cassandra on Kubernetes with a simplicity and grace that has not yet been all that easy to achieve.

    Topics

    Kubernetes

    About the author
    Running Apache Cassandra on Kubernetes
    Ben Bromhead

    Ben Bromhead is Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder at Instaclustr , an open source-as-a-service company. Ben is located in Instaclustr's California office and is active in the Apache Cassandra community. Prior to Instaclustr, Ben had been working as an independent consultant developing NoSQL solutions for enterprises, and he ran a high-tech cryptographic and cyber security formal testing laboratory at BAE Systems and Stratsec.

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              How to Mock AWS Services in TypeScript      Cache   Translate Page      

    I've recently been working on a new project to automatically convert blog posts to audio that has a couple different serverless microservices.

    Each microservice is initialized using the Serverless Framework and typically consists of one or more Lambda functions and either an SNS topic, SQS queue, DynamoDB table, or API Gateway endpoint.

    I decided to implement each serverless microservice using TypeScript rather than my default of traditional Node. I chose this path because I wanted to have static type checking for a more resilient code base.

    Typescript is a very cool language and has grown in popularity in recent years. It provides a lot of different benefits outside of just static type checking:

    .d.ts

    In building out these services I ran into a problem that stopped me dead in my tracks for a few hours. I was writing unit tests for a new adapter inside of one of my services that leverages DynamoDB for storage.

    To effectively test the adapter I needed to mock the responses from the DynamoDB client inside of the aws-sdk . This proved to be a bit more challenging than I originally thought.

    Therefore I thought it would be worthwhile to put together a quick blog post on the two methods I found for mocking the aws-sdk.

    Mocking in TypeScript with TypeMoq

    There are a lot of fantastic tools for mocking TypeScript. The one I chose for my work was TypeMoq . It is very similar to the Moq library in the .NET framework.

    It is fairly simple to get started. Let's say we have a piece of code like the one shown below.

    export class MessageProcessor { conversionAdapter: ConversionAdapter constructor(conversionAdapter: ConversionAdapter) { this.conversionAdapter = conversionAdapter; } processJobs(records: IConversionModel[]): Promise<boolean> { return new Promise((resolve, reject) => { this.conversionAdapter.convert(record).then((result) => { resolve(true); }).catch((err) => { reject(err); }); }); } }

    This code is calling the convert method on a class named ConversionAdapter . From the code, we can see that the method returns a Promise . We use the result of that promise to resolve our outer promise or reject it if there is an error.

    We can set up a test for the processJobs method by using TypeMoq to mock the result of the convert method on ConversionAdapter .

    describe("MessageProcessor", function () { before(function () => { this.model = new ConversionModel(); this.model.url = "url"; this.model.content = "content"; this.model.title = "title"; this.model.userId = "1234-userid"; }); it("processJobs success", function (done) => { var mockAdapterFactory = TypeMoq.Mock.ofType<IConversionAdapter>(ConversionAdapter); mockAdapterFactory.setup(m => m.convert(this.model)).returns(() => Promise.resolve(1)); var processor = new MessageProcessor(mockAdapterFactory.object); var pass = [ this.model ]; processor.processJobs(pass).then((result) => { expect(result).to.eql(true); done(); }); }); });

    The key here is our setup of mockAdapterFactory . We are using TypeMoq.Mock.ofType<IConversionAdapter>(ConversionAdapter) to create a mock of our adapter. We then set up the convert method to return Promise.resolve(1) .

    From there it's just a matter of us passing the actual mock, mockAdapterFactory.object into our MessageProcessor class.

    Now we can wait for our promise to resolve and verify that the result we get back is true.

    OK, now we got the basics of mocking in Typescript. Let's move onto how we can mock AWS services like SNS, SQS, or DynamoDB.

    Two ways to mock AWS services in TypeScript

    To be clear, there is more than these two ways to mock the aws-sdk in TypeScript. These are just two ways I got working and wanted to share my experiences to hopefully save someone time in the future.

    Let's give ourselves some context first. Here we have a class, StorageAdapter , that is using DynamoDB internally.

    export class StorageAdapter implements IStorageAdapter { dynamoClient: DynamoDB; tableName: string; constructor(dynamoClient: DynamoDB, tableName: string) { this.tableName = tableName; this.dynamoClient = dynamoClient; } readItem(id: string): Promise<DynamoDB.GetItemOutput> { return new Promise((resolve, reject) => { let itemInput: DynamoDB.Types.GetItemInput = { TableName: this.tableName, Key: this.setKey(id) }; this.dynamoClient.getItem(itemInput).promise().then((data: PromiseResult<DynamoDB.GetItemOutput, AWSError>) => { if (data.$response && data.$response.error != null) { reject(data.$response.error); } else { resolve(data.Item); } }); }); } private setKey(id: string): Key { let keyStruct: Key = { "ConversionId": { S: id } } return keyStruct; } }

    Here in readItem , we are calling getItem on the DynamoDB client from the aws-sdk . Additionally, we tell the SDK that we want a promise returned to us by appending .promise() at the end of our call.

    We then take the result of that call and reject or resolve our outer promise depending on whether there is an error.

    Now, let's dive into two ways we can mock getItem on the DynamoDB client in order to properly test our code.

    Method 1: Using TypeMoq

    Our first option is to use TypeMoq.

    describe("StorageAdapter", function () => { before(function () => { }); it("readItem correctly", function (done) => { var expectedPr: PromiseResult<DynamoDB.GetItemOutput, AWSError> = { Item: { "ConversionId": { S: "fooid" }, "Email": { S: "kyle@test.com" }, "Status": { S: "Converting" }, "Characters": { N: `${123}` }, "Url": { S: "https://cloudfront.com" } }, $response: null }; var mockAdapterFactory = TypeMoq.Mock.ofType<DynamoDB>(DynamoDB); var mockRequestFactory = TypeMoq.Mock.ofType<Request<DynamoDB.GetItemOutput, AWSError>>(Request); mockRequestFactory.setup(m => m.promise()).returns(() => Promise.resolve(expectedPr)); mockAdapterFactory.setup(m => m.getItem(TypeMoq.It.isAny())).returns(() => mockRequestFactory.object); var storage = new StorageAdapter(mockAdapterFactory.object, "testTable"); storage.readItem("fooid").then((result) => { console.log(result); }).catch((err) => { console.error(err); }); }); });

    We first have to set up our DynamoDB mock which is what we see with mockAdapterFactory . Then we have to create a mocked Request object that getItem returns and we can see that with our mockRequestFactory variable.

    Now we can configure our mocks to return what we need to test our code.

    First, we configure promise() on mockRequestFactory to return a resolved promise with our expected DynamoDB.GetItemOutput declared in expectedPR .

    Next, we configure getItem() on mockAdapterFactory to return the mocked request we just finished setting up.

    From there we just need to pass the actual mock of our DynamoDB client by passing mockAdapterFactory.object into our StorageAdapter .

    If your keeping track we need four lines of code using TypeMoq in order to mock our getItem call on DynamoDB. This is very verbose for writing tests, but it does provide a high level of visibility into what types are being leveraged for this getItem call to complete successfully.

    Let's explore how we can accomplish the same goal using a different mocking library.

    Method 2: Using aws-sdk-mock

    There is another mocking library, aws-sdk-mock , that is dedicated to mocking the aws-sdk .

    We can actually reduce the four lines of code we have with TypeMoq to just one line of code.

    describe("StorageAdapter", () => { before(() => { }); it("readItem correctly", () => { var expectedPr: PromiseResult<DynamoDB.GetItemOutput, AWSError> = { Item: { "ConversionId": { S: "fooid" }, "Email": { S: "kyle@test.com" }, "Status": { S: "Converting" }, "Characters": { N: `${123}` }, "Url": { S: "https://cloudfront.com" } }, $response: null }; AWSMock.mock('DynamoDB', 'getItem', Promise.resolve(expectedPr)); var storage = new StorageAdapter(new DynamoDB(), "testTable"); storage.readItem("fooid").then((result) => { console.log(result); }).catch((err) => { var x = 3; }); }); });

    Instead of mocking our DynamoDB client, the request, and the promise associated with getItem , we can just mock getItem and return a resolved promise. There is a lot less set up in order to create a valuable mock and accurately test our StorageAdapter class.

    This has the benefit of being very concise and clear to follow. However, currently aws-sdk-mock does not have any TypeScript typings which impacts our IntelliSense during development.

    Recapping mocking AWS in TypeScript

    There have been quite a few articles that cover how to mock AWS services, but they often don't incorporate TypeScript. This isn't a problem as anything written for normal javascript can be leveraged in our TS world, just without any types. This is what we see with our use of aws-sdk-mock .

    Testing is key to any production-ready service, even in your low-level adapters that interface with AWS services. However, it can be deceptively tricky to mock AWS services in order to accurately test our code. This is often because the types are more complex, for example, .getItem().promise() actually returns a generic type of PromiseResult<DynamoDB.GetItemOutput, AWSError> .

    What we have demonstrated here, is two approaches to mocking the aws-sdk . Our first approach using TypeMoq demonstrated a TypeScript style, using types and incrementally building up our mock. We build up the entire chain of types from the request all the way up to the resolved promise.

    The second approach using aws-sdk-mock showed how we can mock a single service call with one line of code.

    In method one, we have types and verbosity, but sacrifice conciseness by having to build up our mock. Method two, we have conciseness but lose our types and must then know the specific method calls and client declarations. There is no right answer here, both work great depending on what your preference is.

    On another note, aws-sdk-mock is dedicated to mocking just the aws-sdk . Whereas TypeMoq can be used universally throughout our TypeScript tests. In fact, I ended up using both throughout my services. TypeMoq to mock my classes as well as my interfaces and the SDK mock for mocking out the AWS services.

    Like most things in developing code, there isn't a single right answer. My hope is that my experience in mocking the aws-sdk in TypeScript has given you an example of how you can do the same in your own code.

    As always if you have questions or comments related to AWS or this post, please leave a comment below.

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    Effective Internal Risk Models FRTB: The Importance of Risk Model Approval

    ByNavneet Mathur, Senior Director of Global Solutions, Neo4j | September 10, 2018

    Reading time: 4 minutes

    Sweeping regulations are changing the waybanks handle risk. The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) represents an important shift designed to provide a firm foundation for the future. While laws passed after the financial crisis offered a patchwork, the FRTB is a change that offers banks a motivation for putting in place a strong infrastructure for the future.

    In this series on the FRTB, we explore what it takes to create effective internal risk models using agraph database likeNeo4j. This week, we’ll look at the major areas impacted by the FRTB, including raising risk reserves, the trading desk, and the role and approval of internal risk models.

    What Is the FRTB?

    Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) regulations are part of the upcoming Basel IV set of reforms and create specific capital-reserve requirements for bank trading desks based on investment-risk models. The new regulations require banks to reserve sufficient capital to maintain solvency through market downturns and avoid the need for governmental bailouts.

    Banks are using FRTB mandates as an opportunity to build a firm foundation for future risk management and compliance applications that lowers development and staffing expenses, optimizes reserve ratios, maximizes available capital and drives investment profits.

    FRTB Raises Basel Reserve Requirements

    In the financial crisis a decade ago, banks worldwide held large risk exposures in their trading books without sufficient capital reserves to weather the length and depth of the plunge in investment markets. As a result, regulators created new data management and capital-reserve requirements to avoid another market meltdown.

    In turn, banks created risk compliance models that were tested and approved by regulators. But at many institutions, those models were not maintained, and as time passed, market and internal changes exposed the banks to new investment risks.

    Today, risk-compliance problems are addressed by BCBS 239 (Basel Committee on Banking Supervision standard 239) and FRTB (Fundamental Review of the Trading Book) regulations. BCBS 239 puts forth principles for risk-data governance, aggregation and reporting, and associated IT infrastructure.

    FRTB standards which are part of BCBS and the upcoming Basel IV set of reforms create specific capital-reserve requirements for bank trading desks based on investment-risk models.

    Intense Focus on the Trading Desk

    FRTB regulators develop guidelines that require banks to reserve sufficient capital to maintain solvency through market downturns and avoid the need for governmental bailouts.

    The reserve requirements for trading books are higher than banking books, tempting institutions to engage in regulatory arbitrage the movement of assets between books to affect reserve requirements a practice that is now being tightly scrutinized and regulated.


    Effective Internal Risk Models FRTB: The Importance of Risk Model Approval
    Effective Internal Risk Models FRTB: The Importance of Risk Model Approval
    The Role of Internal Risk Models

    FRTB regulations include default reserve calculations that result in measurably higher capital requirements designed to account for new levels of trading-book risk unaccounted for by the Basel II risk framework. The higher capital requirements translate directly to lower levels of investment capital, flexibility, revenues and profits.

    Banks may accept BCBS’s reserve calculations or develop their own internal risk models to calculate capital-reserve requirements. To use internal-model results, banks must obtain the approval of national regulators by proving how well models represent risk in the banks’ investment strategies.

    The approval process requires a bank to forecast hypothetical profits and losses using its model’s calculated capital reserves as well as to backtest the model with real pricing and holdings data. FRTB also requires that internal models implement expected shortfall calculations to address outlying tail risks in investment strategies.

    The Importance of Risk Model Approval

    To satisfy supervisory authorities of the accuracy of an internally developed risk model, banks must prove all of the following:

    Their data is complete, accurate and consistent; and the components of the risk model can be traced back to original, authoritative data sources There is sufficient pricing and transaction history to test the model back to 2007 Their aggregation rules are accurate and comply with BCBS regulations Their risk models are sufficiently realistic and robust to represent market realities in normal and emergency situations Their framework models historical, current and what-if market scenarios Their policies and procedures for data governance, aggregation and validation are complete and consistently enforced Their IT infrastructure handles inter-day fair-market evaluations, scheduled reports, and ad hoc requests from internal and external risk supervisors

    If a bank fails the regulatory audit, regulators use standard BCBS formulas to determine substantially higher amounts of capital that the bank must reserve to cover potential losses.

    If the internal model passes the audit, the model’s calculated capital reserve requirements replace regulators’ default reserve requirements as well as traditional value-at-risk (VaR) measures.


    Effective Internal Risk Models FRTB: The Importance of Risk Model Approval
    Conclusion

    Internal risk model approval leads to lower reserves and higher levels of investment capital, flexibility, revenue and profits. FRTB mandates higher default reserve requirements than those calculated by banks’ internal risk models.

    Implementing this demands the ability to trace data dependencies through many levels of complexity. A graph database offers an effective way to capture all these connections at scale. Neo4j is the world’s leading graph platform.

    In the coming weeks, we’ll explore how to trace data lineage across data silos and how traditional technologies like spreadsheets, relational databases, and data warehouses fall short. We’ll dive into why banks need a modern graph platform as the foundation for effective internal risk models that meet FRTB requirements.

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    Monash City Football Club, East Oakleigh Cricket Club and Oakleigh Tennis Club are the latest to benefit from the the Andrews Labor Government’s $180 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund (CSIF).


              Project Management Coordinator - AECOM - Markham, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
    AECOM’s Markham office is seeking a Project Management Coordinator reporting to Senior Project Managers to assist in the delivery of Municipal Infrastructure...
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              Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer - MedNet Solutions - Minnetonka, MN      Cache   Translate Page      
    Docker, Kubernetes, ECS. Be on-call availability to diagnose/recover systems outside business hours when required....
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    Conduct code-merges, deploy code to internal &amp; external systems. Proven experience architecting infrastructure in AWS using native tools such as CloudFormation...
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              5G Security Market, 2023      Cache   Translate Page      
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    Durham, NC - projects for water distribution and wastewater collection systems. With a water and sewer service area population of over 270,000, Durham owns... on existing water and sewer infrastructure, evaluating the needs of existing infrastructure, as well as managing water and wastewater projects being...
              $7.53 Bn 5G Security Market: Technologies, Solutions, and Market Outlook 2018-2023 - ResearchAndMarkets.com      Cache   Translate Page      
    ...including Mobile Edge ( News - Alert ) Computing (MEC), IoT networks, and general mobility infrastructure. The report includes detailed 5G security market forecasts for all major technologies, industry verticals, solutions and service types from 2018 - 2023. Fifth generation (5G) cellular is poised to ...

              Comment on Central Park West Needs Protected Bike Lane, Says CB7 Panel by Daphna      Cache   Translate Page      
    That is my vision too: that there is no parking along the park side of a street. That space is better dedicated to bike or bus infrastructure, or wider sidewalks if those are needed. There is no excuse for parking on the park side of a street. No one can claim loading/unloading, picking up/dropping off, etc. Those are rarely what curbside parking is used for, but those are typical the reasons given for defending it. But on a park side of the street, the parking is blatantly long term car storage (for free).
              Sysdig Closes $68.5 Million in Series D Funding to Enable Enterprises to Secure ...      Cache   Translate Page      
    Investment fuels company leadership in delivering converged security
    and monitoring solutions for enterprises adopting containers and
    microservices SAN FRANCISCO (BUSINESS WIRE)

    Sysdig,

    , the cloud-native intelligence company, today announced it

    raised $68.5 million in series D funding, led by Insight Venture

    Partners, with participation from previous investors, Bain Capital

    Ventures and Accel. This round of funding brings Sysdig’s total funding

    to date to $121.5 million. Sysdig will use the funds to extend its

    leadership in enabling enterprises to operate reliable and secure

    containerized infrastructure and cloud-native applications.


    Sysdig Closes .5 Million in Series D Funding to Enable Enterprises to Secure  ...
    Sysdig Closes .5 Million in Series D Funding to Enable Enterprises to Secure  ...
    Suresh Vasudevan, CEO at Sysdig, authored a

    blog

    post with more information on Sysdig’s funding

    .

    Sysdig offers enterprises the first unified approach to container

    security, monitoring, and forensics. Unlike traditional approaches, the

    Sysdig

    was built with an understanding

    of the modern DevSecOps workflow across Kubernetes, Docker and both

    private and public clouds. Sysdig’s open source forensics technology, Sysdig ,

    and its open source security project,

    Sysdig

    , have a community of millions of users, and provide the

    foundation for a rich, commercial product set. Dozens of Global 2000

    enterprises are Sysdig customers today, including many of the world’s

    largest financial institutions, media companies, cable companies,

    technology companies, and government agencies.

    451 Research predicts the cloud-enabling technology market to grow to

    $39.6B through 2020, and containers are predicted to be the fastest

    growing segment of that market at 40%. Gartner predicts that “by 2020,

    more than 50% of global organizations will be running containerized

    applications in production, up from less than 20% today.” 1

    “As enterprises accelerate their move to cloud-native applications, they

    recognize the need for a new breed of solutions that will enable them to

    meet performance, reliability, security, and compliance requirements,”

    said Richard Wells, Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners.

    “Sysdig’s novel approach of tapping an entirely new data source that

    provides both security and monitoring for container-based applications

    has proven more effective, more scalable, and higher ROI. That

    significant technological advantage combined with an experienced

    management team led by CEO Suresh Vasudevan gives Sysdig a strong

    position in the marketplace and we are excited to welcome them to the

    Insight portfolio.”

    Sysdig launched

    Sysdig

    in October of 2017, cementing the Sysdig Cloud-Native

    Intelligence Platform as the only solution to offer unified security,

    monitoring, and forensics with native Kubernetes and Prometheus

    integration for containers and microservices. Last quarter, Sysdig

    expanded on the deep container visibility Sysdig provides to create

    Sysdig Secure 2.0, which brings

    vulnerability

    to cloud-native environments and microservices for enterprise customers.

    Sysdig Secure is the first container security offering to take a

    data-driven approach across all aspects of the container lifecycle.

    “Enterprises are adopting cloud-native technology for its speed of

    development, multi-cloud scaling capabilities, and lower total cost of

    ownership,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO at Sysdig. “But, they are hitting

    roadblocks with old school security and monitoring products. To be

    successful, these organizations need new solutions that are

    cloud-native. Sysdig has emerged as the only solution that delivers

    enterprises the complete set of capabilities needed to protect an

    environment, ensure that it is running smoothly, and meet compliance

    requirements. Sysdig delivers it all, both in the cloud and on-premise,

    in order to grow with companies as they undertake this journey.”

    This round of funding further accelerates the strong momentum and rapid

    growth Sysdig has experienced over the last year. Downloads of Sysdig

    Falco have roughly tripled over the last 12 months and active users of

    the Sysdig SaaS offerings have grown nearly six times year over year.

    Last month, Sysdig opened a second headquarters in Raleigh, North

    Carolina to keep up with company growth while the company also continues

    to scale its offices in San Francisco, Belgrade, and London.

    In addition to its global growth, Sysdig has expanded its executive team

    with the hiring of

    Suresh

    in April and

    Larry

    last month. Sysdig

    continues to deliver on its commitment to leading the industry by

    collaborating with the Cloud-Native Computing Foundation, the PCI

    Security Council, and industry partners and by contributing to the

    development of security recommendations for modern infrastructure.

    About Sysdig

    Sysdig is the cloud-native intelligence company.

    We have created the only unified platform to deliver container security,

    monitoring, and forensics in a microservices-friendly architecture. Our

    open source technologies have attracted a community of over a million

    developers, administrators and other IT professionals looking for deep

    visibility into applications and containers. Our cloud-native

    intelligence platform monitors and secures millions of containers across

    hundreds of enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies and web-scale

    properties. Learn more at www.sysdig.com .

    About Insight Venture Partners

    Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private

    equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies

    that are driving transformative change in their industries. Founded in

    1995, Insight currently has over $20 billion of assets under management

    and has cumulatively invested in more than 300 companies worldwide. Our

    mission is to find, fund, and work successfully with visionary

    executives, providing them with practical, hands-on growth expertise to

    foster long-term success. Across our people and our portfolio, we

    encourage a culture around a core belief: growth equals opportunity. For

    more information on Insight and all its investments, visit www.insightpartners.com

    or follow us on Twitter @insightpartners .

    About Bain Capital Ventures

    Bain Capital Ventures partners with disruptive founders to accelerate

    their ideas to market. The firm invests from seed to growth in

    enterprise software, infrastructure software, crypto, and industries

    being transformed by data. Bain Capital Ventures has helped launch and

    commercialize more than 200 companies since 1984, including DocuSign,

    Jet.com, Kiva Systems, LinkedIn, Rapid7, Redis Labs, Rent the Runway,

    SendGrid, SurveyMonkey, SysDig, Taleo, and Turbonomic. Bain Capital

    Ventures has approximately $3.9 billion in assets under management with

    offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York and Boston. Follow the

    firm via LinkedIn

    or Twitter .

    About Accel

    Accel partners with exceptional founders with unique insights, from

    inception through all phases of growth. Atlassian, Braintree, Cloudera,

    Crowdstrike, DJI, DocuSign, Dropbox, Etsy, Facebook, Flipkart, Jet,

    Pillpack, Qualtrics, Slack, Spotify, Supercell, Tenable, Venmo and Vox

    Media are among the companies the firm has backed over the past 35

    years. The firm seeks to understand entrepreneurs as individuals,

    appreciate their originality and play to their strengths. Because

    greatness doesn’t have a stereotype. For more, visit www.accel.com ,

    www.facebook.com/accel

    or www.twitter.com/accel .

    ____________________________________

    1 Gartner, Smarter with Gartner, 6 Best Practices for

    Creating a Container Platform Strategy October 31, 2017, https://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/6-best-practices-for-creating-a-container-platform-strategy/

    Contacts

    280blue, Inc.

    Amanda McKinney

    amanda@280blue.com
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    Sep 12, 2018 | CyberScoop

    San Francisco-based Sysdig announced a $68.5 million Series D funding round Wednesday, doubling the amount of money the company has previously raised for its container monitoring and security offerings.

    Launched in 2013, the company specializes in platforms that help developers handle vulnerability management, more than 200 compliance checks, and security analytics in containers and microservices used in enterprises.

    Containers have been a big deal in the application development world for a while. The popular infrastructure tech gives developers a way to run applications in a consistent manner across a host of different environments, without wasting computing resources or accumulating large run costs. Among the most well known container services are Docker, rkt, and lxd.

    451 Research believes application containers will be a $2.7 billion market by 2020, with an annual growth rate of 40 percent compared to other cloud-enabling technologies.

    “Enterprises are adopting cloud-native technology for its speed of development, multi-cloud scaling capabilities, and lower total cost of ownership,” said Suresh Vasudevan, CEO of Sysdig. “But, they are hitting roadblocks with old school security and monitoring products. To be successful, these organizations need new solutions that are cloud-native. Sysdig has emerged as the only solution that delivers enterprises the complete set of capabilities needed to protect an environment, ensure that it is running smoothly, and meet compliance requirements.”

    The company says downloads of its open source security projectSysdigFalco have tripled over the last 12 months. Additionally, it has formed partnerships with companies like Google, IBM and Red Hat.

    The funding was led by Insight Venture Partners, with participation from previous investors Bain Capital Ventures and Accel.

    This round of funding brings the company’s total funding to $121.5 million.

    -In this Story- Containers , sysdig , venture capital


              4 top challenges to a secure digital transformation      Cache   Translate Page      

    Digital transformation is vital to many companies' long-term survival, in that it can help them defend against agile startups, better meet customer expectations, find new opportunities, and reduce costs.

    In addition, it can improve security. According to a survey 451 Research conducted late last year, 49 percent of IT professionals and line-of-business managers says that securing customer data is one of their main transformation objectives.

    Research firm Lucid surveyed IT leaders this summer and, again, 49 percent of IT leaders say that better cybersecurity protection is one of the reasons their company is looking at digital transformation. (Lucid had not released the survey results at this writing.) Forty percent say that cybersecurity is the area of digital transformation their company is investing the most in.

    "We are actually seeing more IT leaders take on digital transformation projects to support their cybersecurity strategies," says Monica Bush, director of security and compliance at Nintex, a security vendor that sponsored the survey. That includes everything from better access permissions during employee onboarding and offboarding, she says, all the way to big projects like tracking the location of sensitive data forGDPR and other compliance requirements.

    In addition, moving to modern infrastructures, including cloud-based solutions like Office 365, can often improve security just by itself. Chad Weinman, VP of professional services at RiskLens, says that he's conducted risk analyses recently for large enterprises considering moving to cloud vendors. "We're going to be more worried about outages and data protection because our email environment isn't on-premises anymore," he says. "But what we've found is that the management of Office 365 by Microsoft is often far ahead of what the organization itself was doing, so overall, the actual exposure reduces when migrating to the cloud, rather than increasing."

    Digital transformation projects could also lead to reduced visibility into the corporate environment, fewer human-powered checkpoints, and exposure to new kinds of threats, experts say. In fact, according to a recent survey by Fortinet , security is by far the biggest challenge to digital transformation efforts, with 85 percent of CSOs and CISOs saying it is a big hurdle.

    Few companies are building cyber and privacy risk management into their digital transformation correctly, says Sean Joyce, US cybersecurity and privacy leader for PricewaterhouseCoopers in a recent report . "The winners of the future are going to be the ones that from the design phase all the way to production build in that risk management," he says. "it’s a brand-defining opportunity.”


              FEMA Simulated A Cat 4 Hurricane Striking East Coast Just Months Before Florence      Cache   Translate Page      

    Earlier this year, government disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to Hurricane Florence unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the US East Coast. 

    A fictional "Hurricane Cora" was modeled to charge up the Chesapeake Bay and strike Washington, D.C., created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Argonne National Laboratory.


    Simulated Cone graphical forecast for Hurricane Cora, used for the 2018 National Level Exercise. (This is NOT an actual hurricane, but is used for testing our nation’s preparedness for hurricane impacts.)

    Associated Press (AP) said the computer models showed "catastrophic damage" from the hurricane, which some experts warn that Hurricane Florence could produce a disaster comparable to 2005's Hurricane Katrina in the Carolinas and surrounding states.

    The fictional hurricane knocked out the power grid for most gas stations in the Mid-Atlantic region, severely damaged a nuclear power plant, and blocked critical shipping channels in the Chesapeake Bay, according to a Department of Energy simulation manual.

    "What they were trying to do was create a worst-case scenario, but it's a very realistic scenario," said Joshua Behr, a research professor at Virginia's Old Dominion University who is involved in disaster modeling and simulations.

    Realistic indeed, it just so happens that months after the government's Cora simulation, Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm is expected to hit the same general area -- roughly 200 miles south of the modeled area in Wilmington, N.C.

    On Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm was 575 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. It had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and could make landfall in the Carolinas by the end of the week.

    AP also said the fictional storm made landfall in the densely populated Hampton Roads region, causing a massive 15-foot storm surge and more than 9 inches of rain to the coastal area within the first six hours of landfall. Models showed main routes -- used for evacuations as well as for first responders -- in and around the coastal regions of Virginia, were severely damaged and allowed a delayed response of search and rescue teams.

    Cora slammed +100 mph sustained winds into three nuclear power stations. One was critically damaged. Models also showed thirty-three major power substations were at risk for storm surge and inland flooding.

    Ed Vallee, a meteorologist at Vallee Wx Consulting, warned that "Florence will approach the Carolina coast Thursday night into Friday with winds in excess of 100 mph along with flooding rains. This system will approach the Brunswick Nuclear Plant as well as the Duke-Sutton Steam Plant."

    He tweeted several weather models Tuesday morning that forecasts rainfall amounts 15-40" range in some regions along the coast.

    One of those models is the ECMWF Total Precipitation, which shows the most torrential rain could be situated around the two nuclear power plants in Wilmington, North Carolina.

    Aside from Florence, the fictional storm damaged critical roads, bridges, and debris blocked the Newport News Channel and other waterways.

    Coast Guard Station Cape Charles lost power, and Coast Guard Station Chincoteague was severely damaged by high winds. Models also showed cataphoric damage at Reagan National Airport in Washington.

    The make-believe hurricane knocked out hundreds of cell towers, and power was lost to 135 data centers in Virginia and another 60 in Maryland.

    The scenario projected hurricane-force winds for a 50-mile radius from the storm's center, damaging residential neighborhoods and critical infrastructure.

    AP notes that the Cora hurricane simulation makes no mention of deaths and injuries but instead focuses on infrastructure.

    Another remarkable similarity between the Cora simulation and Florence's path: already saturated ground on that part of the Mid-Atlantic coast.

    "What I fear is that saturation, combined with a storm that kind of stalls out," said Behr, who has studied vulnerable populations in the paths of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and in the Hampton Roads region.

    If parts of the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and or the South East are deluged with water, it could be a Katrina 2.0, Behr said.

    "I believe that those patterns are also going to manifest in Hampton Roads if and when a large storm hits," he said. "The vulnerability of our populations are quite similar to New Orleans. Displacement, pain, suffering, property loss. All those things are going to play out in a fashion that has parallels to how Katrina played out."

    AP warns that Hampton Roads, a coastal region inhabited by 1.7 million people in cities such as Norfolk, Virginia, and Virginia Beach, could experince difficulties in evacuations.

    "I've heard people say Virginia Beach is the world's largest cul-de-sac in the sense that there are not a lot of ways to evacuate," said Michelle Covi, an assistant professor of practice with Old Dominion University and Virginia Sea Grant, a science group that works with other universities in the region on coastal issues.

    "You can't go north because of the Chesapeake Bay," she said. "You can't really go south, and in this case you wouldn't want to because the storm is that way. You generally want to go west, but again there are lots of water bodies."

    It seems as government disaster planners at FEMA have been preparing for "the big one," maybe it will be Florence? 


              Understanding IoT Security Challenges An Interview with an Industry Expert      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly growing and expected to affect all industry verticals as well as our private lives. It is no secret that security plays a very important part in the successful deployment and management of this technology, and its applications are set to transform the way we live and do business. In this blog, we reached out to our technology partner Nexus to better understand the challenges that the industry faces to ensure safe deployment and management of IoT technologies.

    1. What is the biggest security challenge facing the growing IoT?
    Understanding IoT Security Challenges   An Interview with an Industry Expert

    Weak authentication. For Secure IoT, all connected devices and services must have trusted identities. To get reliable security for devices and services, it is a must to provide a ”transport identity” at production stage and then when deploying solutions on the field, update the identities securely, e.g. OTA (over the air). To do this at scale, a public key infrastructure (PKI) is required. A PKI provides cryptographically secure, unforgeable, theft-safe identities, and is the best available security technology for large-scale distributed systems.

    With IoT PKI, Secure IoT can be accomplished by enabling strong authentication and encryption of communication to ensure the integrity of transactions and data.

    2. We often hear IoT devices (things) as being “resource constraint.” Can you elaborate on what is meant by this?

    IoT devices typically have a small memory and a rudimentary operating system with no real user interface, and that presents a challenge as they have limited power, communication, and computing capabilities. These characteristics have led to the development of new concepts and standards to provide these devices with well-functioning and reliable identities, and the capability to automatically enroll when deployed. An example of some of the protocols that cover this are Enrollment over Secure Transport (EST) and Certificate Enrollment for Billions of Things (CEBOT).

    3. What are the main challenges in giving things trusted identities?

    This is not really a technical issue. It is more a challenge in connecting how IoT projects are started and driven. Thinking about it from the project workbench, devices are designed to manage certificates, implementing a straightforward process where an initial transport certificate is issued in the production line. But that is only the first step. When devices are deployed, that transport certificate has to be updated, managed and maintained. IoT projects need to allocate a budget for this. I actually wrote a separate blog about this here .

    4. Can you differentiate between the process of factory bootstrapping and enrollment of things into a trusted ecosystem?

    An important and challenging part of the product lifecycle is to maintain a device’ trusted identity. Take for example the supply chain involving the production of a piece of electronic circuitry, embedding it in an elevator, installing it in a smart building, and subsequently commissioning it to the facility operator.

    Factory bootstrapping takes place in the trusted factory environment by injecting firmware, generating keys, and issuing initial “factory certificate” with a factory Certificate Authority (CA). Commissioning of devices in the trusted ecosystem may require issuing a new digital identity in the form of an operator certificate to the device, which is already “in the field,” (i.e., located in a potentially insecure environment). When requesting the operator certificate from the operator’s CA, the device in the field can authenticate with the help of the factory certificate. The authentication of the device is based on the operator CA trusting the factory CA. In this way, the trusted identity of the device can be maintained along a supply chain and in a complex ecosystem’s multiple products, services and operators.

    5. How is Nexus involved in ensuring a more secure credentialing and enrollment process?

    We have been in the identity and security market for a long time and have been creating products and services to meet changing and challenging market needs, as well as, respective requirements and industry standards. Solutions need to be secure but also a well-integrated part of an ecosystem. They need to protect the central system, as well as the mobile identities of individuals interacting with the system. Nexus has a unique proven experience and position within the market. Many of our customers, for example, in the automotive industry, put great demands on us when it comes to both capacity, security, and compliance. Nexus provide IoT PKI on site and as a cloud service is engaged in new standards projects like ECSEL SECREDAS, Secure IoT, and V2X to ensure that our customers and partners can get access to the latest services for IoT devices for seamless credentialing and enrollment processes.

    For secure IoT, a root of trust is required to underpin the issuance and management of certificates used to establish device IDs. Cryptographic keys used to sign these certificates must be given the utmost protection. Hardware security modules (HSMs) act as trust anchors that protect the cryptographic infrastructure of some of the most security-conscious organizations in the world by securely managing, processing, and storing cryptographic keys inside a hardened, tamper-resistant device. To cover new protocols and new crypto algorithms for Secure IoT, and to ensure a high transaction rate, Nexus relies on Thales HSMs to empower its CM for Secure IoT. For any IoT application, it is crucial to protect data, user privacy and safety. Breaches can harm production continuity and business processes, customers’ trust, and worst of all human health and life. Nexus provides the solutions to secure your IoT.

    Nexus is a leading provider of identity and access management security solutions. Its solutions focus on securing society by enabling trusted identities. Nexus offers a flexible and scalable CA software, which enables customers to register, issue and manage electronic identities for devices and services in any type of IoT use case. Combined with Thales eSecurity, Nexus delivers solutions and services to help secure IoT.

    It is all about Identity of Things (IDoT); all connected devices and services must have trusted identities and a PKI with an HSM root of trust delivers the best security technology for large-scale distributed IoT systems. To learn more visit https://www.nexusgroup.com/solutions/public-key-infrastructure-pki/internet-of-things-iot-security/ and www.thalesesecurity.com , and be sure to register for our webinar “ Identity and Access Management in IoT Manufacturing .”


              vArmour Named to JMP Securities Super 70 List of Hottest Privately Held Companie ...      Cache   Translate Page      

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) vArmour ,

    the leading multi-cloud application security company, today announced

    that JMP Securities has named vArmour to its annual Super 70 list,

    representing the hottest, most strategically positioned private

    companies in the Cybersecurity, Data Management, and Communications

    Infrastructure industries.


    vArmour Named to JMP Securities Super 70 List of Hottest Privately Held Companie ...

    “We believe the agility of our Super 70 companies to iterate new

    products and respond to changing technology dynamics position them well

    to take share from incumbents,” write the report’s authors. “With a

    strong operational foundation and sustainable technological

    differentiation, we believe all of the vendors noted are better

    positioned than ever before to dominate global markets in the long term.”

    “vArmour is honored to be included in the 2018 JMP Securities Super 70

    list,” said vArmour CEO Timothy Eades. “Advanced application control and

    policy automation are the way forward in today’s increasingly mixed data

    center and cloud environments, and being recognized on this report is

    validation to our customers and our overall direction.”

    The 2018 JPM Securities Super 70 distinction is yet another recent

    industry award for vArmour recognizing the company’s innovative approach

    to multi-cloud enterprise application security.

    About vArmour

    vArmour, the multi-cloud application security company, delivers simple

    and intuitive application security to auto-discover application

    communications, optimize policy modeling, and protect critical

    applications and workloads across hybrid clouds. Based in Mountain View,

    CA, the company was founded in 2011 and is backed by top investors

    including Highland Capital Partners, Menlo Ventures, Columbus Nova

    Technology Partners, Work-Bench Ventures, Allegis Capital, Redline

    Capital, and Telstra. The vArmour DSS Distributed Security System is

    deployed across the world’s largest banks, telecom service providers,

    government agencies, healthcare providers, and retailers. Partnering

    with companies including AWS, Cisco, HPE and VMware, vArmour builds

    security into modern infrastructures with a simple and scalable approach

    that drives unparalleled agility and operational efficiency. Learn more

    at www.varmour.com .

    Contacts

    vArmour

    Namson Tran

    ntran@varmour.com
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    Departments of transportation on the East Coast brace for Hurricane Florence impact, and I talk with drone expert Josh Ziering. To listen to the podcast, click here


              Oklahoma DOT eight-year plan includes I-44 widening in West Tulsa      Cache   Translate Page      

    The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s latest eight-year construction plan includes a major Tulsa project.

     

    An $80 million project on I-44 west of the Arkansas River should go out for bid sometime in federal fiscal year 2021. The project was awarded a $45 million federal infrastructure grant.

     


              La ministre des transports confirme le financement d'importantes infrastructures de transport dans la région (LaProvence)      Cache   Translate Page      
    Au lendemain de l'annonce de sa loi de programmation, la ministre des Transports, Elisabeth Borne, a confirmé
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              Network Engineer - NorthwesTel - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
    The Network Engineer is responsible for managing and optimizing Northwestel’s infrastructure resources as they pertain to the commercial video distribution...
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              FEMA Simulated A Cat 4 Hurricane Striking East Coast Just Months Before Florence      Cache   Translate Page      

    Earlier this year, government disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to Hurricane Florence unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the US East Coast. 

    A fictional "Hurricane Cora" was modeled to charge up the Chesapeake Bay and strike Washington, D.C., created by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Argonne National Laboratory.


    Simulated Cone graphical forecast for Hurricane Cora, used for the 2018 National Level Exercise. (This is NOT an actual hurricane, but is used for testing our nation’s preparedness for hurricane impacts.)

    Associated Press (AP) said the computer models showed "catastrophic damage" from the hurricane, which some experts warn that Hurricane Florence could produce a disaster comparable to 2005's Hurricane Katrina in the Carolinas and surrounding states.

    The fictional hurricane knocked out the power grid for most gas stations in the Mid-Atlantic region, severely damaged a nuclear power plant, and blocked critical shipping channels in the Chesapeake Bay, according to a Department of Energy simulation manual.

    "What they were trying to do was create a worst-case scenario, but it's a very realistic scenario," said Joshua Behr, a research professor at Virginia's Old Dominion University who is involved in disaster modeling and simulations.

    Realistic indeed, it just so happens that months after the government's Cora simulation, Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm is expected to hit the same general area -- roughly 200 miles south of the modeled area in Wilmington, N.C.

    On Wednesday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said the storm was 575 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina. It had maximum sustained winds of 130 mph and could make landfall in the Carolinas by the end of the week.

    AP also said the fictional storm made landfall in the densely populated Hampton Roads region, causing a massive 15-foot storm surge and more than 9 inches of rain to the coastal area within the first six hours of landfall. Models showed main routes -- used for evacuations as well as for first responders -- in and around the coastal regions of Virginia, were severely damaged and allowed a delayed response of search and rescue teams.

    Cora slammed +100 mph sustained winds into three nuclear power stations. One was critically damaged. Models also showed thirty-three major power substations were at risk for storm surge and inland flooding.

    Ed Vallee, a meteorologist at Vallee Wx Consulting, warned that "Florence will approach the Carolina coast Thursday night into Friday with winds in excess of 100 mph along with flooding rains. This system will approach the Brunswick Nuclear Plant as well as the Duke-Sutton Steam Plant."

    He tweeted several weather models Tuesday morning that forecasts rainfall amounts 15-40" range in some regions along the coast.

    One of those models is the ECMWF Total Precipitation, which shows the most torrential rain could be situated around the two nuclear power plants in Wilmington, North Carolina.

    Aside from Florence, the fictional storm damaged critical roads, bridges, and debris blocked the Newport News Channel and other waterways.

    Coast Guard Station Cape Charles lost power, and Coast Guard Station Chincoteague was severely damaged by high winds. Models also showed cataphoric damage at Reagan National Airport in Washington.

    The make-believe hurricane knocked out hundreds of cell towers, and power was lost to 135 data centers in Virginia and another 60 in Maryland.

    The scenario projected hurricane-force winds for a 50-mile radius from the storm's center, damaging residential neighborhoods and critical infrastructure.

    AP notes that the Cora hurricane simulation makes no mention of deaths and injuries but instead focuses on infrastructure.

    Another remarkable similarity between the Cora simulation and Florence's path: already saturated ground on that part of the Mid-Atlantic coast.

    "What I fear is that saturation, combined with a storm that kind of stalls out," said Behr, who has studied vulnerable populations in the paths of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and in the Hampton Roads region.

    If parts of the East Coast, Mid-Atlantic, and or the South East are deluged with water, it could be a Katrina 2.0, Behr said.

    "I believe that those patterns are also going to manifest in Hampton Roads if and when a large storm hits," he said. "The vulnerability of our populations are quite similar to New Orleans. Displacement, pain, suffering, property loss. All those things are going to play out in a fashion that has parallels to how Katrina played out."

    AP warns that Hampton Roads, a coastal region inhabited by 1.7 million people in cities such as Norfolk, Virginia, and Virginia Beach, could experince difficulties in evacuations.

    "I've heard people say Virginia Beach is the world's largest cul-de-sac in the sense that there are not a lot of ways to evacuate," said Michelle Covi, an assistant professor of practice with Old Dominion University and Virginia Sea Grant, a science group that works with other universities in the region on coastal issues.

    "You can't go north because of the Chesapeake Bay," she said. "You can't really go south, and in this case you wouldn't want to because the storm is that way. You generally want to go west, but again there are lots of water bodies."

    It seems as government disaster planners at FEMA have been preparing for "the big one," maybe it will be Florence? 


              L'Etat investit pour entretenir le réseau routier       Cache   Translate Page      
    Sur les 5 années à venir, l'Etat va investir 13,4 milliards d'euros dans les infrastructures de transports. Plus de 1/3 de cette somme sera dédiée aux routes.
              Jacobs: Senior Proposal / Inside Sales Coordinator      Cache   Translate Page      
    Competitive: Jacobs: The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work Irvine, California
              Jacobs: Senior Marketing - Inside Sales Manager      Cache   Translate Page      
    Competitive: Jacobs: Jacobs Buildings & Infrastructure line of business is a global network of employees that serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work Irvine, California
              IT BUSINESS ANALYST / IT PROJECT COORDINATOR / IT INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT - Employment Source Markham - Markham, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Infrastructure Renewal - Manager - Government of Saskatchewan - Regina, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
    Assessing Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical components for premature failure or life-cycle condition.... $6,622 - $8,610 a month
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    WI-Waukesha, We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. B
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               Comment on Suggestions for Posts? by Bernays       Cache   Translate Page      
    “Why Comcast Sent Me Pizza.” (The Atlantic, October 2018 issue) https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/brands-on-social-media/568300/ "...About 15 years ago, before Twitter existed, companies paid agencies for “guerrilla” and “buzz” marketing; the agencies would surreptitiously seed conversations about the companies in chat rooms and on message boards, and report back on the sentiments they saw there. Then the social platforms arrived: Blogger, Myspace, YouTube, and others. That’s what spawned the new social-media-management economy. Around 2010, when the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling reinforced the breadth and power of corporate personhood in America, businesses started developing online personalities. Now almost every brand is a #brand too. ...The same infrastructure that allows Comcast to respond quickly to service issues on Twitter (in my experience, much faster than when you call) gives it a platform for clever marketing. In other words, brands have learned to go beyond reacting to customers’ complaints and anticipate what might enchant them—playing offense, not just defense. Which brings us to the case of the Kit Kat marriage proposal.
              MLflow On-Demand Webinar and FAQ Now Available!      Cache   Translate Page      

    On August 30th, our team hosted a live webinar—Introducing MLflow: Infrastructure for a complete Machine Learning lifecycle—with Matei Zaharia, Co-Founder and Chief Technologist at Databricks. In this webinar, we walked you through MLflow, a new open source project from Databricks that aims to design an open ML platform where organizations can use any ML library […]

    The post MLflow On-Demand Webinar and FAQ Now Available! appeared first on Databricks.


              Sr. Product Manager, CX Syndication      Cache   Translate Page      
    Comcast's Technology & Product organization works at the intersection of media and technology. Our innovative teams are continually developing and delivering products that transform the customer background. From creating apps like TVGo to new features such as the Talking Guide on the X1 platform, we work every day to make a positive impact through innovation in the pursuit of building amazing products that are enjoyable, easy to use and accessible across all platforms. The team also develops and supports our evolving network architecture, including next-generation consumer systems and technologies, infrastructure and engineering, network integration and management tools, and technical standards. Comcast brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world's best entertainment and on-line experiences.
              Infrastructure Security PM - Orange - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
    Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Nokia. Within a team of IT security specialists, you will be responsible for designing, implementing and supporting network...
    From Orange - Wed, 29 Aug 2018 10:21:26 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
              Comment on Florence, Details, and Stupification Warning! by Greg Laden      Cache   Translate Page      
    On the PR death rates. The figure referred to by RickA is from an earlier study, which was the first indication that the number of dead from that hurricane was not 64, but much larger, owing to destruction of infrastructure including hospital power sources, etc. That was early August. More recently, the Milken Institute of Public Health released its study, which uses different methodology that is arguably better, and the result of that study is a much higher rate, close to double of the earlier study. I'm not sure if 64 being actually 1400 or actuall 3000 makes much difference when we look at Maria, Trump, FEMA, Puerto Rico, and climate change. But, if anyone wants to look into it further, he's the latest report: https://prstudy.publichealth.gwu.edu/sites/prstudy.publichealth.gwu.edu/files/reports/Acertainment%20of%20the%20Estimated%20Excess%20Mortality%20from%20Hurricane%20Maria%20in%20Puerto%20Rico.pdf
              Project Manager – Standards Development, Construction and Infrastructure - CSA Group - Toronto, ON      Cache   Translate Page      
    Liaising with internal and external partners including clients, management, legal and finance to develop proposals, contracts, and financial analyses for new...
    From CSA Group - Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:20:36 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
              Google to invest $140mn to expand LatAm data center      Cache   Translate Page      
    Santiago, Sep 13 (IANS) Google will invest around $140 million to expand its data center in Chile, the company’s only infrastructure of its kind in ...
              Infrastructure Support Specialist (Linux / SAN / UNIX) - Trigyn - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
    3+ years’ experience programming with SQL, Regular Expressions, XML, BASH, KSH, Perl and Python. Our direct financial services client has an opening for...
    From Trigyn - Wed, 08 Aug 2018 22:05:58 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
              Immigration costs more than it benefits: Swiss study      Cache   Translate Page      
    One of the sleaziest pea-and-shells arguments from the open borders embiggeners is the claim that “migration boosts the economy”. While this is technically true in the short term, the actual dollar benefit is grossly overstated, and the social, infrastructure and environmental costs are exorbitant. Economists brag about the alleged benefit “per-capita GDP”, hoping that no-one […] The post Immigration costs more than it benefits: Swiss study appeared first on Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media.
              Infrastructure Operations Support Specialist - NTT DATA Services - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
    5+ years experience programming with SQL, Regular Expressions, XML, BASH, KSH, Perl and Python. At NTT DATA Services, we know that with the right people on...
    From NTT Data - Wed, 01 Aug 2018 20:04:56 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
              [COMMENT] FedEx (FDX-N)      Cache   Translate Page      
    One of the stronger industrial names out there. Does move around quite a bit, but no one can create the same infrastructure and fleet that Fedex has. Price is above the 200-day moving average. When the economy turns or slows down, he’ll probably exit the name.
              Fiber Optic Splicer - RH Construction Services Inc - Edmonton, AB      Cache   Translate Page      
    RH Construction is a full service Telecommunication Infrastructure Construction Company specializing in Telecom/Fibre Optic Installation, Directional Drilling... $25 - $35 an hour
    From Indeed - Wed, 12 Sep 2018 22:51:21 GMT - View all Edmonton, AB jobs
              Underground Telecommunications Laborers - MasTec Utility Services - Guernsey, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
    MasTec – Utility Services' activities include the installation, maintenance and upgrade of communication and utility infrastructure, including but not limited...
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              Field Technician - Network and Telecom - TrueNet Communications - Rock Springs, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
    TrueNet Communications is a national infrastructure engineering and specialty contractor serving the wireless, broadband, and telecommunications markets....
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              Technicien Informatique spécialisé en réseautique et télécommunication - ProContact Informatique - Montréal, QC      Cache   Translate Page      
    Connaissances et expérience dans l’administration et la maintenance des infrastructures réseautiques et télécom (routeurs, wi-fi, pare-feu etc)....
    From Indeed - Tue, 28 Aug 2018 17:24:23 GMT - View all Montréal, QC jobs
              Field Investigator – BI Aberdeen(Experienced) - SCIS - Aberdeen, MD      Cache   Translate Page      
    Investigators will conduct interviews, retrieve records, conduct research and prepare reports of investigations in compliance with federal standards, all laws,...
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              Breakingviews TV: Off the rails      Cache   Translate Page      
    Delays, breakdowns, creaky tunnels – New Yorkers know the pain of outdated infrastructure. John Foley explains there’s no shortage of plans to upgrade the metropolitan area’s rail network, but exorbitant costs and a lack of political will mean more misery for commuters.
              Project Manager - Yukon Government - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
    As a Project Manager, you will play a key role in helping the Infrastructure Development Branch deliver on its mandate to provide project management services... $80,918 - $93,486 a year
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              USMS Contract Manager - Paragon - Cheyenne, WY      Cache   Translate Page      
    Batons, OC Spray, X-ray machines, magnetometers, closed circuit television, handcuffs. Additional duties may be assigned, and functions may be modified,...
    From Securitas Critical Infrastructure Services Inc. - Tue, 07 Aug 2018 00:03:05 GMT - View all Cheyenne, WY jobs
              U.S. Stands By Saudi Arabia, Despite Criticism Over Civilian Casualties In Yemen      Cache   Translate Page      
    Human rights groups have repeatedly accused a Saudi-led coalition of causing disproportionate civilian deaths in the Yemen conflict because of airstrikes that have hit markets, weddings and even a bus carrying children from summer camp. On Tuesday, the Trump administration signaled that it remains firmly behind the coalition: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo certified to Congress that "the governments of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure resulting from military operations of these governments. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said he endorsed and fully supports that position. Pompeo's certification allows the U.S. to continue fueling coalition jets. As Reuters reported, "U.S. lawmakers, concerned about a growing humanitarian crisis, included a measure in this year's defense spending bill that required Pompeo to certify by Wednesday whether Saudis and UAE were taking meaningful
              Crew Member - Entry Level - Diverisified Infrastructure Services - Hudson, WI      Cache   Translate Page      
    Assist in locating sewer laterals using a portable electronic signal device. Crew Member – Entry Level....
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              Is Australia charged for EVs?      Cache   Translate Page      
    Australia is often considered a natural test market when launching a new tech product or service for reasons such as geographical size, the open-mindedness of people, high-tech infrastructure and government incentives and support. It is then quite surprising to learn that, in a report released by Energeia, Australia is the slowest developed nation to adopt Electric Vehicles (EV).
              MEP Engineer - Pave Infrastructure - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Mechanical Engineer - Pave Infrastructure - Shiliguri, West Bengal      Cache   Translate Page      
    Experience: Minimum 5 years Education: BE/ B.Tech/ Diploma in Mechanical Job Responsibilities: • Working experience of maintenance and repairing of heavy...
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              Infrastructure Engineer - Brown and Caldwell - Seattle, WA      Cache   Translate Page      
    Successful marketing, proposal writing, proposal management, and public presentations experience a plus. When you join Brown and Caldwell you will enjoy a...
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              Senior Network/ Security Engineer - Attain, LLC - Morgantown, WV      Cache   Translate Page      
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              Civil Engineer (Intermediate) - Associated Engineering (B.C.) Ltd. - Whitehorse, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
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              We Resist: Day 601      Cache   Translate Page      
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    One of the difficulties in resisting the Trump administration, the Republican Congressional majority, and Republican state legislatures (plus the occasional non-Republican who obliges us to resist their nonsense, too, like we don't have enough to worry about) is keeping on top of the sheer number of horrors, indignities, and normalization of the aggressively abnormal that they unleash every single day.

    So here is a daily thread for all of us to share all the things that are going on, thus crowdsourcing a daily compendium of the onslaught of conservative erosion of our rights and our very democracy.

    Stay engaged. Stay vigilant. Resist.

    * * *

    Earlier today by me: Trump Regime Redirects FEMA Funding to ICE and Trump Regime Will Triple Size of Child Detention Camp and Hurricane Florence, Part 2.

    Here are some more things in the news today...

    Andy Towle at Towleroad: Trump Attacks 'Incompetent' San Juan Mayor, Again Praises Himself for Hurricane Relief in Puerto Rico, Where 2,975 Died. "Donald Trump praised himself again for the 'unappreciated great job' he did on hurricane relief in Puerto Rico, where 2,975 people died, and also attacked the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz, who has said that many of the deaths were the result of Trump's 'inability to get the job done.' Tweeted Trump: 'We got A Pluses for our recent hurricane work in Texas and Florida (and did an unappreciated great job in Puerto Rico, even though an inaccessible island with very poor electricity and a totally incompetent Mayor of San Juan). We are ready for the big one that is coming!'"

    Thus does Trump continue his reprehensible habit of very visibly attacking, in particular, women of color who criticize him.

    [Content Note: Extreme weather; displacement; death. Covers whole section.]

    Kyla Mandel at ThinkProgress: Government Shutdown Looms as Trump Claims We Are 'Totally Prepared' for Hurricane Florence. "Only one day after the official death toll was published last month, Trump said that the government had done a 'fantastic job' with recovery in Puerto Rico. ...And yet many news reports and studies have shown the government was anything but prepared to deal with Hurricane Maria last year. ...And all of these risks rise to the forefront as a government shutdown looms — a shutdown the president has said he'll follow through on if Congress doesn't provide more money for his proposed border wall."

    This is a really great point. Trump is saying we're totally prepared out one side of his mouth while threatening out the other to shut down the government. Ain't no federal aid getting to hurricane survivors if the federal government is shut down.

    Ashley Parker at the Washington Post: 'Tremendously Big': Trump Reaches for Superlatives in the Face of Calamity.
    Flanked in the Oval Office by charts showing the path of Hurricane Florence, [Donald] Trump on Tuesday issued a warning about the potentially catastrophic storm that at times felt strangely exuberant.

    "Tremendously big and tremendously wet — tremendous amounts of water," Trump said, expressing something close to admiration at the expected precipitation.

    Then the president turned to bragging about the federal response to past storms during his tenure, including Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico — though the estimate of nearly 3,000 excess deaths attributed to that storm ranks it among the deadliest in U.S. history.

    "I think that Puerto Rico was an incredible, unsung success," he asserted.

    Trump has long struggled with public displays of empathy and with rising to the role of consoler in chief. In a range of situations — from deadly shootings and natural disasters to Tuesday's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks — Trump has responded in ways that, at best, seem ill-suited to the somberness of the events.
    This is something about which I've been writing for over two years, yet another character flaw that was glaringly apparent about Donald Trump even when he was a candidate, long before Election Day.

    And it's important because it is part and parcel of what I wrote about yesterday: "There are many things that make Donald Trump unfit to be president. Chief among them is this: He does not care about other people. A man who does not care about other people, or what happens to them, isn't fit to lead them."

    He can't express sincere concern because he doesn't feel it.

    And I am very, very concerned about that as another hurricane barrels toward the U.S. coast. His apathy is deadly. We know that. We need look no further than Puerto Rico.

    (Aside: "Tremendously Big and Tremendously Wet" — With everything else this grifter has stolen, you'd think he could have left me the title of my sex memoir.) (Sorry.) (Not sorry.)

    * * *


    Relatedly, Hillary Clinton published a terrific and terrifying thread on Twitter this morning, outlining the threat posed by Brett Kavanaugh if he is confirmed to the Supreme Court:
    I want to be sure we're all clear about something that Brett Kavanaugh said in his confirmation hearings last week. He referred to birth-control pills as "abortion-inducing drugs." That set off a lot of alarm bells for me, and it should for you, too.

    Kavanaugh didn't use that term because he misunderstands the basic science of birth control — the fact that birth control prevents fertilization of eggs in the first place. He used that term because it's a dog whistle to the extreme right.

    When Kavanaugh called birth control "abortion-inducing drugs," he made it clear that safe and legal abortion isn't the only fundamental reproductive right at grave risk if he is confirmed. Access to birth control is, too.

    Imagine an America in which women are barred from getting IUDs or birth control pills, and doctors are criminalized for prescribing them. It's an America in which women would be punished for insisting on being full and equal partners in society.

    Sen. Kamala Harris asked Brett Kavanaugh last week: "Can you think of any laws that give the government the power to make decisions about the male body?" He said he was not. Because there are none.

    Let's be clear: Women have just as much right as men to make the most personal health decisions without government interference. We are equal citizens and we will insist on nothing less in this country.

    Please call your senators and relay the message: (202) 224-3121

    MAKE YOUR CALLS.

    * * *

    [CN: Anti-semitism; fascism] Anne Applebaum at the Atlantic: A Warning from Europe: The Worst Is Yet to Come. "In a famous journal he kept from 1935 to 1944, the Romanian writer Mihail Sebastian chronicled an even more extreme shift in his own country. Like me, Sebastian was Jewish; like me, most of his friends were on the political right. In his journal, he described how, one by one, they were drawn to fascist ideology, like a flock of moths to an inescapable flame. He recounted the arrogance and confidence they acquired as they moved away from identifying themselves as Europeans — admirers of Proust, travelers to Paris — and instead began to call themselves blood-and-soil Romanians. ...This is not 1937. Nevertheless, a parallel transformation is taking place in my own time, in the Europe that I inhabit and in Poland, a country whose citizenship I have acquired. And it is taking place without the excuse of an economic crisis of the kind Europe suffered in the 1930s. ...Given the right conditions, any society can turn against democracy. Indeed, if history is anything to go by, all societies eventually will."

    Applebaum is the best conservative writing on this subject today. Maybe tied with Jennifer Rubin. Out of a very small field that includes David Frum, who gets a disproportionate share of the plaudits. (It's certainly no coincidence that all three of them are Jewish.) Applebaum and I hardly agree on anything, and I've disagreements with her even in reading this piece, but we agree at least that our democracy is in grave danger, for reasons well beyond the tired narratives of "economic insecurity."

    Eli Rosenberg at the Washington Post: Activists Raised $1 million to Defeat Susan Collins If She Votes for Kavanaugh; She Says It's Bribery. "[A] group of liberal activists in Maine created an unusual crowdfunding campaign that...raised money in the form of pledges that they said they would give to whoever decided to challenge Collins in 2020 if she voted for Kavanaugh's confirmation. If she votes no, the money will never be withdrawn from donors. ...'It seems kind of icky but it doesn't rise to the level of bribery because there's no agreement,' Jordan Libowitz, a spokesman for the Citizens for Ethics and Responsibilities. 'It's just the way money and politics tend to work these days.'"

    Which is exactly how the Republicans wanted it, and now they're complaining that their own lax rules on campaign financing and fundraising are being used against them. I mean, trust that it wasn't progressives who angled for the ability to use enormous sums of money to influence candidates!

    Fredreka Schouten at USA Today: Three-Quarters of the Secret Money in Recent Elections Came from 15 Groups. "Just 15 groups account for three-quarters of the anonymous cash flowing into federal elections since the Supreme Court paved the way for corporate and union money in candidate races eight years ago... Outside money in elections has exploded since the high court's blockbuster Citizens United ruling in 2010, allowing corporations and unions to spend in candidate elections. Groups that don't disclose their donors spent more than $800 million between January 1, 2010 and December 2016, with $600 million coming from 15 organizations, Issue One's analysis found." Welp!

    Speaking of fundraising...


    * * *

    [CN: Nativism; abuse] Andrew Gumbel at the Guardian: 'They Were Laughing at Us': Immigrants Tell of Cruelty, Illness, and Filth in U.S. Detention. "'The conditions were horrible, everything was filthy, and there was no air circulating,' Kimberly Martinez told the Guardian of the five days the family spent cooped up in one facility they — like tens of thousands before them – referred to as 'la hielera': The icebox. Her husband added: 'It's as though they wanted to drain every positive feeling out of us.' They knew, from following the news, that their ordeal of escaping gang violence back home and trekking across desert terrain at the height of summer would not end when they reached the United States. What they did not expect, though, were days of hunger, separation, and verbal abuse that they said they endured at the hands of federal immigration officials."

    Anthony Cormier and Jason Leopold at BuzzFeed: A Series of Suspicious Money Transfers Followed the Trump Tower Meeting. "The June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower has become one of the most famous gatherings in American political history — a flashpoint for allegations of collusion, the subject of shifting explanations by the president and his son, countless hair-on-fire tweets, and boundless speculation by the press. But secret documents reviewed by BuzzFeed News reveal a previously undisclosed aspect of the meeting: A complex web of financial transactions among some of the planners and participants who moved money from Russia and Switzerland to the British Virgin Islands, Bangkok, and a small office park in New Jersey. The documents show Aras Agalarov, a billionaire real estate developer close to both Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, at the center of this vast network and how he used accounts overseas to filter money to himself, his son, and at least two people who attended the Trump Tower meeting."

    [CN: War; violence; death] Spencer Ackerman at the Daily Beast: Pompeo, Mattis Bless Saudi and UAE's Brutal War in Yemen. "Batting down congressional disquiet on U.S. aid to a war that has become one of the world's worst humanitarian crises, two top Trump Cabinet members vouched for humanitarian progress on the part of their allies, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis attested Wednesday morning that both U.S.-supported nations 'are undertaking demonstrable actions to reduce the risk of harm to civilians and civilian infrastructure.' Their endorsement, called 'farcical' by Human Rights Watch's Sarah Leah Whitson, attempts to dodge a bipartisan congressional effort to block U.S. tanker aircraft from refueling Saudi and Emirati warplanes for the Yemen conflict."

    [CN: Gun violence] Lois Beckett at the Guardian: 'A Human Rights Crisis': Amnesty Urges U.S. to Get Tough on Gun Violence. "American gun violence is 'a human rights crisis' and the U.S. government's refusal to pass gun control laws represents a violation of its citizens' right to life, according to a new report by Amnesty International. 'The USA is failing to protect individuals and communities most at risk of gun violence, in violation of international human rights law,' Amnesty argues. 'The right to live free from violence, discrimination, and fear has been superseded by a sense of entitlement to own a practically unlimited array of deadly weapons.'"

    [CN: Disablism] Erin Heger at Rewire.News: People Are Losing Medicaid Coverage Because They Don't Understand the GOP's Work Requirements. "Thousands of Medicaid recipients in Arkansas have lost health coverage for the rest of the year after failing to meet the state's new Republican-backed work requirement. Some don't have health care today because they never knew about the stringent rules. Jessica Greene, a health policy professor at the City University of New York's Baruch College, interviewed 18 Medicaid recipients in northeast Arkansas in mid-August and reported a lack of awareness about the policy. Twelve of the 18 people Greene interviewed did not know about the new work requirement. Many of the Medicaid recipients didn't know how to report their satisfying of the work requirement online."

    [CN: Anti-semitism; Holocaust denialism] Sam Levin at the Guardian: California Transit Agency Allows Ad from Holocaust Denial Group. "A San Francisco public transit agency has approved adverts from a group that promotes Holocaust denial and antisemitic views, claiming the organization has a 'free speech' right to buy train station billboards. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) officials defended their decision to allow ads for the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), which the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has classified as a hate group that aims to 'defend Nazism' and spread Holocaust denial propaganda. ...They come at a time when antisemitic incidents have accelerated at alarming rates in the U.S. and across the world, and as far-right groups and neo-Nazis have increasingly pushed racist and fascist views under the guise of advocating for free speech."

    [CN: Racism] Sameer Rao at Colorlines: MENA Actors Still Overwhelmingly Cast as 'Terrorists & Tyrants'. "Years of discussion about representation and narrative shift in Hollywood have yet to change the overwhelming representation of Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) people as oppressors and extremists who pervert Islam to justify violent subjugation. The MENA Arts Advocacy Coalition, an industry advocacy group pushing for stronger and more nuanced MENA representation, highlights this premise in a new collaborative study released [September 10]. ...MENA Americans constitute an estimated 3.2 percent of the U.S. population, but barely 1 percent of all on-screen roles. ...Seventy-eight percent of MENA characters are portrayed as terrorists or tyrants."

    What have you been reading that we need to resist today?
              Intermediate Geotechnical Engineer - SNC-LAVALIN INFRASTRUCTURE - Saskatoon, SK      Cache   Translate Page      
    Site Investigation- drilling. Valid driver’s licence with a clean driving abstract. We are currently seeking an Intermediate Geotechnical Specialist to join our...
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              Sokoto Govt. gets N4.5 bn UBEC intervention fund      Cache   Translate Page      

    Sokoto State Government says it has received more than N4.56 billion for schools’ infrastructure from the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). The money was under the 2016 and 2017 matching grants. Alhaji Bello Danchadi, Chairman of the State Universal Primary Education Board (SUBEB) made the disclosure on Wednesday at a news conference in Sokoto. He […]

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              Sean Hannity defends Trump administration response to Maria in Puerto Rico because "billions and billions of dollars" were spent      Cache   Translate Page      

    SEAN HANNITY (HOST): If you look at what happened though -- I mean, the loss of life was so sad in Puerto Rico, they had their entire electrical grid that was barely working to begin with, totally fail. It was an across the board failure. And within 60 days they had 50 percent power for people, and within 90 days about 70 percent of power for people, and then now it's 100 percent. Customers -- it's the same with their water systems, they were inoperable and literally water service went to 70 percent in 30 days, 96 percent in 60 days. Considering the infrastructure was old and outdated and not of the best quality -- but just to give you an example of how does America react after such an incident like this, well if you look at the dollars, and this was released back in August, the amount of money that had been spent in the year since the hurricanes hit Puerto Rico -- $1.39 billion, federal grants, were approved for nearly 500,000 home owners and renters. 1.8 billion in low interest disaster loans from U.S. Small Business Administration for nearly 52 thousand businesses. 21 million in claims by the national flood insurance program. 7.9 million for survivors who lost work due to the hurricanes and then you have 100 million dollars for 7,000 households in the transitional sheltering assistance program, on top of that $20 billion obligated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for disaster related community development block grants to Puerto Rico. 3.4 billion in FEMA public assistance funding obligated. 75 -- 79 million for increased enforcement of a stronger building code. 213 million in community disaster loans -- I can go on from here but I think you get the point. And the increases in stockpiles of food and water around the island -- they've added hundred of generators, literally millions and millions of liters of water and millions of meals so that they're there and available in case, of course they're right up there in Hurricane Alley. 

    ...

    I've watched the politicizing -- well look at Puerto Rico! And I'm like, I just read you all the billions and billions of dollars that we spent, the aid that we -- that was given, the infrastructure that was some of the poorest in, not the country but the world even, and all of that has been re-built and its been only a years time. It's hard to build infrastructure in a year where 99 percent of people are getting the power that they need, when everybody did not have power. 

    Previously

    Cable news devoted scant coverage to the increased Puerto Rican death toll

    In 2018, Sunday shows have covered Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico for only 20 seconds

    Sean Hannity's Hurricane Harvey “expert” is a climate denier


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              Google AI with Jeff Dean      Cache   Translate Page      

    Jeff Dean, the lead of Google AI, is on the podcast this week to talk with Melanie and Mark about AI and machine learning research, his upcoming talk at Deep Learning Indaba and his educational pursuit of parallel processing and computer systems was how his career path got him into AI. We covered topics from his team’s work with TPUs and TensorFlow, the impact computer vision and speech recognition is having on AI advancements and how simulations are being used to help advance science in areas like quantum chemistry. We also discussed his passion for the development of AI talent in the content of Africa and the opening of Google AI Ghana. It’s a full episode where we cover a lot of ground. One piece of advice he left us with, “the way to do interesting things is to partner with people who know things you don’t.”

    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.

    Jeff Dean

    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.

    Cool things of the week
    • Google Dataset Search is in beta site
    • Expanding our Public Datasets for geospatial and ML-based analytics blog
      • Zip Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) site
    • Google AI and Kaggle Inclusive Images Challenge site
    • We are rated in the top 100 technology podcasts on iTunes site
    • What makes TPUs fine-tuned for deep learning? blog
    Interview
    • Jeff Dean on Google AI profile
    • Deep Learning Indaba site
    • Google AI site
    • Google AI in Ghana blog
    • Google Brain site
    • Google Cloud site
    • DeepMind site
    • Cloud TPU site
    • 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
    • Neural Information Processing Systems Conference site
    • Previous Podcasts
      • GCP Podcast Episode 117: Cloud AI with Dr. Fei-Fei Li podcast
      • GCP Podcast Episode 136: Robotics, Navigation, and Reinforcement Learning with Raia Hadsell podcast
      • TWiML & AI Systems and Software for ML at Scale with Jeff Dean podcast
    • Additional Resources
      • 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
      • Machine Learning for Systems and Systems for Machine Learning slides
    Question of the week

    How do I get data from IoT core to display in real time on a web front end?

    • Building IoT Applications on Google Cloud video
    • MQTT site
    • Cloud Pub/Sub site
    • Cloud Functions site
    • Cloud Firestore site
    Where can you find us next?

    Melanie is at Deep Learning Indaba and Mark is at Tokyo NEXT. We’ll both be at Strangeloop end of the month.

    Gabe will be at Cloud Next London and the IoT World Congress.


              Global Forensic Technologies Market Reliability and Innovations in Technology 2025      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report "Global Forensic Technologies Market Size, Status and Forecast 2025" to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global Forensic Technologies market size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity. This research report categorizes the global Forensic Technologies market by companies, region, type and end-use industry.

    Forensic technology is the use of advanced technological solutions to retrieve, search and analyze large and complex data sets. This enables end-users to gather information that can be used to address litigation issues, investigations, and requirements in regulatory and financial crime.

    The chemical analysis segment accounted for the most significant chunk of demand-share in the global forensic technologies market.
    The laboratory forensics segment accounted for a considerable chunk of share of the global forensic technologies market. This is attributable to effective and efficient results in laboratory settings, as samples can be analyzed without any contamination (most of the pieces of evidence at a crime scene tend to be contaminated). Moreover, technological advancements (adoption of laboratory information management system (LIMS) software to perform multiple tasks at a time) in laboratory settings are expected to augment the market during the forecast period.
    The Americas will be the major revenue contributor to the forensic science market. This mainly attributes to factirs such as huge government funding for forensic labs, the presence of improved infrastructure, and key vendors, and the growing crime rates in countries such as the US, Columbia, and Brazil.

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    This report focuses on the global top players, covered
    Danaher Corporation
    Thermo Fisher Scientific
    GE Healthcare
    Agilent Technologies
    Eurofins Medigenomix GmbH
    Forensics Consulting Solutions
    Forensic Pathways
    LGC Limited
    Neogen Corporation
    Promega Corporation
    NMS Labs
    Qiagen
    Pyramidal Technologies Ltd
    SPEX Forensics

    Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers
    United States
    Europe
    China
    Japan
    Southeast Asia
    India

    Market segment by Type, the product can be split into
    DNA Profiling
    Chemical Analysis
    Biometric/Fingerprint Analysis
    Firearm Analysis

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    Market segment by Application, split into
    Laboratory Forensics (LIMS)
    Portable Forensics (FaaS)

    The study objectives of this report are:
    To study and forecast the market size of Forensic Technologies in global market.
    To analyze the global key players, SWOT analysis, value and global market share for top players.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, end use and region.
    To analyze and compare the market status and forecast between China and major regions, namely, United States, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India and Rest of World.

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              Global Architectural Services Market Comparisons, Reviews, Key Services & Performance 2018      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report "Global Architectural Services Market Size, Status and Forecast 2025" to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global Architectural Services market size, industry status and forecast, competition landscape and growth opportunity. This research report categorizes the global Architectural Services market by companies, region, type and end-use industry.

    The architectural firms are focusing on providing consultancy and advisory services rather than core architecture designing.
    Developed countries are driving huge demand owing to increased requirement of better infrastructure, also higher disposable income among residents of these countries is anticipated to drive the market. Middle East and Africa region is projected to exhibit fastest growth and is expected to witness a growth rate of 8.3% from 2017 to 2025.

    This report focuses on the global top players, covered
    Gensler
    AECOM
    AEDAS
    IBI Group Inc.
    HDR Architects

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    Market segment by Regions/Countries, this report covers
    United States
    Europe
    China
    Japan
    Southeast Asia
    India

    Market segment by Type, the product can be split into
    Construction and Project Management Services
    Engineering services, Interior Design Services
    Urban Planning Services
    Others

    Market segment by Application, split into
    Education
    Government
    Healthcare
    Hospitality
    Industrial
    Residential
    Retail
    Others

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    To study and forecast the market size of Architectural Services in global market.
    To analyze the global key players, SWOT analysis, value and global market share for top players.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, end use and region.
    To analyze and compare the market status and forecast between China and major regions, namely, United States, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India and Rest of World.
    To analyze the global key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.

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              Growth Opportunities in Global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Market Research Report 2025: ABB Ltd., Emerson Electric Co., Hitachi, Ltd.      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Market Professional Survey Report 2018 to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas market status and forecast, categorizes the global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China, India, Southeast Asia and other regions (Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa).

    n the short term, midstream companies are minimally impacted due to low energy prices and a decline in the price of oil. Since contracts in the oil and gas industry are fee-based, most contracts are finalized at fixed rates and contain minimum volume commitments or guarantees of minimum ROI. The augmented implementation of automation solutions, such as SCADA and DCS, to overcome issues like the unstable flow of fluids in pipelines and risers in the midstream infrastructure will lead to the growth of this market over the next four years.

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    Another trend influencing this markets growth is the availability of automation solutions on the cloud. In the oil and gas sector, automation solutions are likely to be the next logical step in the evolution of automation technology. By shifting towards cloud-based environments, oil and gas companies can significantly reduce costs, achieve greater flexibility, and enhance functionality. A cloud-based platform shifts the task of maintaining data from the oil and gas service companies to the cloud service provider and eliminates the expenses incurred and problems related to the hardware layer of IT infrastructure for companies.

    The global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas market is valued at 76900 million US$ in 2017 and will reach 82400 million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of 1.0% during 2018-2025.

    The major manufacturers covered in this report
    ABB Ltd.
    Emerson Electric Co.
    Endress+Hauser AG
    Fanuc Corp.
    General Electric Co.
    Hitachi, Ltd.
    Honeywell International Inc.
    Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
    Rockwell Automation Inc.
    Schneider Electric SE
    Siemens AG
    Yokogawa Electric Corporation

    Complete Table of Content is available at: https://www.qyresearchreports.com/report/global-automation-solutions-in-oil-and-gas-market-professional-survey-report-2018.htm/toc

    Geographically, this report studies the top producers and consumers, focuses on product capacity, production, value, consumption, market share and growth opportunity in these key regions, covering
    North America
    Europe
    China
    Japan
    India
    Southeast Asia
    Other regions (Central & South America, Middle East & Africa)

    We can also provide the customized separate regional or country-level reports, for the following regions:
    North America
    United States
    Canada
    Mexico
    Asia-Pacific
    China
    India
    Japan
    South Korea
    Australia
    Indonesia
    Singapore
    Rest of Asia-Pacific
    Europe
    Germany
    France
    UK
    Italy
    Spain
    Russia
    Rest of Europe
    Central & South America
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Rest of South America
    Middle East & Africa
    Saudi Arabia
    Turkey
    Rest of Middle East & Africa

    On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
    Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
    Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
    Distributed Control Systems (DCS)
    Manufacturing Execution System (MES)
    Safety Instrumented System (SIS)
    Other Systems

    By Application, the market can be split into
    Oil
    Gas

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    The study objectives of this report are:
    To analyze and study the global Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
    Focuses on the key Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
    Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
    To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
    To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
    To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
    To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market.
    To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
    To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

    In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas are as follows:
    History Year: 2013-2017
    Base Year: 2017
    Estimated Year: 2018
    Forecast Year 2018 to 2025

    For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

    Key Stakeholders
    Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Manufacturers
    Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
    Automation Solutions in Oil and Gas Subcomponent Manufacturers
    Industry Association
    Downstream Vendors

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              Emerging Trends: Industrial Smart Sensors Market by Key Players: ABB, Omron, Raytek, Siemens 2018-2025      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report Industrial Smart Sensors to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global Industrial Smart Sensors market status and forecast, categorizes the global Industrial Smart Sensors market size (value & volume) by key players, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top players in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia India and Other regions (Middle East & Africa, Central & South America).

    A smart sensor is a device that takes input from the physical environment and uses built-in compute resources to perform predefined functions upon detection of specific input and then process data before passing it on.

    Smart sensors enable more accurate and automated collection of environmental data with less erroneous noise amongst the accurately recorded information. These devices are used for monitoring and control mechanisms in a wide variety of environments including smart grids, battlefield reconnaissance, exploration and a great number of science applications.

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    The major players covered in this report
    ABB
    Analog Devices
    Delphi Automotive
    Eaton Corporation
    Honeywell
    Infineon Technologies
    NXP Semiconductors
    Omron
    Raytek
    Robert Bosch
    Schneider Electric
    Sensata Technologies
    SICK
    ...

    The study objectives of this report are:

    To analyze and study the global Industrial Smart Sensors sales, value, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
    To analyze the top players in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, to study the sales, value and market share of top players in these regions.
    Focuses on the key Industrial Smart Sensors players, to study the sales, value, market share and development plans in future.
    Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
    To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
    To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
    To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
    To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
    To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
    To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

    For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

    Key Stakeholders
    Industrial Smart Sensors Manufacturers
    Industrial Smart Sensors Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
    Industrial Smart Sensors Subcomponent Manufacturers
    Industry Association
    Downstream Vendors

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    Table of Contents

    1 Industrial Smart Sensors Market Overview
    1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Industrial Smart Sensors
    1.2 Classification of Industrial Smart Sensors by Product Category
    1.2.1 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Market Size (Sales) Comparison by Type (2013-2025)
    1.2.2 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Market Size (Sales) Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2017
    1.2.3 Flow Sensors
    1.2.4 Position Sensors
    1.2.5 Touch Sensors
    1.2.6 Pressure Sensors
    1.2.7 Temperature Sensors
    1.2.8 Image Sensors
    1.2.9 Motion & Occupancy Sensors
    1.3 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Market by Application/End Users
    1.3.1 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Sales (Volume) and Market Share Comparison by Application (2013-2025)
    1.3.1 Facotry Automation
    1.3.2 Healthcare
    1.3.3 Consumer Electronics
    1.3.4 Public Infrastructure
    1.3.5 Safety and Security

    2 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Competition by Players/Suppliers, Type and Application
    2.1 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Market Competition by Players/Suppliers
    2.1.1 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Sales and Market Share of Key Players/Suppliers (2013-2018)
    2.1.2 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Revenue and Share by Players/Suppliers (2013-2018)
    2.2 Global Industrial Smart Sensors (Volume and Value) by Type
    2.2.1 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Sales and Market Share by Type (2013-2018)
    2.2.2 Global Industrial Smart Sensors Revenue and Market Share by Type (2013-2018)
    2.3 Global Industrial Smart Sensors (Volume and Value) by Region

    3 United States Industrial Smart Sensors (Volume, Value and Sales Price)
    3.1 United States Industrial Smart Sensors Sales and Value (2013-2018)
    3.1.1 United States Industrial Smart Sensors Sales and Growth Rate (2013-2018)
    3.1.2 United States Industrial Smart Sensors Revenue and Growth Rate (2013-2018)
    3.1.3 United States Industrial Smart Sensors Sales Price Trend (2013-2018)
    ...

    List of Tables and Figures

    Figure Product Picture of Industrial Smart Sensors
    Figure Global Industrial Smart Sensors Sales Volume Comparison (K Units) by Type (2013-2025)
    Figure Global Industrial Smart Sensors Sales Volume Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2017
    Figure Flow Sensors Product Picture
    Figure Position Sensors Product Picture
    Figure Touch Sensors Product Picture
    Figure Pressure Sensors Product Picture
    Figure Temperature Sensors Product Picture
    Figure Image Sensors Product Picture
    Figure Motion & Occupancy Sensors Product Picture
    Figure Global Industrial Smart Sensors Sales Comparison (K Units) by Application (2013-2025)
    Figure Global Sales Market Share of Industrial Smart Sensors by Application in 2017
    Figure Facotry Automation Examples
    Table Key Downstream Customer in Facotry Automation
    Figure Healthcare Examples
    Table Key Downstream Customer in Healthcare
    Figure Consumer Electronics Examples
    ...

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              Industry Verticals: mPoS Terminals Market by Key Players: Ingenico, SZZT Electronics, Verifone, NEC      Cache   Translate Page      

    Brooklyn, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/12/2018 -- Qyresearchreports include new market research report mPoS Terminals to its huge collection of research reports.

    This report studies the global mPoS Terminals market status and forecast, categorizes the global mPoS Terminals market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in United States, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan and other regions.

    Mobile POS (mPOS) terminals are specialized integrated mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) that function as electronic point of sale terminals. These specialized mobile devices can also be transformed into payment terminals through use of sleeves or dongles. Equipped with capabilities such as RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), Wi-Fi, smart card, and VoIP (Voice Internet Protocol), mobile POS terminals are additionally used to manage inventory/assets, send and receive invoices, send digitize notes, and capture signatures at counters. These capabilities allow mPOS terminals to accept payments even remotely through wireless applications. Advancements in payment technologies coupled with the move towards EMV (Europay, MasterCard, Visa) chip card payment is expected to fuel market momentum.

    Advancements in networking infrastructure coupled with the penetration of affordable internet connectivity across developing regions can be attributed as the key drivers for the growth of mobile POS terminals market over the forecast period. The convergence of card-based and mobile wallet payment modes at the time of the significant growth in smartphone penetration and mobile app demand can be factored as the major driving force behind the transition in the deployment of traditional systems with mPOS terminals.

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    The major manufacturers covered in this report
    Ingenico
    PAMPOS TERMINALS Technology
    SZZT Electronics
    Verifone
    NEC
    Samsung

    The study objectives of this report are:

    To analyze and study the global mPoS Terminals capacity, production, value, consumption, status (2013-2017) and forecast (2018-2025);
    Focuses on the key mPoS Terminals manufacturers, to study the capacity, production, value, market share and development plans in future.
    Focuses on the global key manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the market competition landscape, SWOT analysis.
    To define, describe and forecast the market by type, application and region.
    To analyze the global and key regions market potential and advantage, opportunity and challenge, restraints and risks.
    To identify significant trends and factors driving or inhibiting the market growth.
    To analyze the opportunities in the market for stakeholders by identifying the high growth segments.
    To strategically analyze each submarket with respect to individual growth trend and their contribution to the market
    To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market
    To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.

    For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2017 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.

    Key Stakeholders
    mPoS Terminals Manufacturers
    mPoS Terminals Distributors/Traders/Wholesalers
    mPoS Terminals Subcomponent Manufacturers
    Industry Association
    Downstream Vendors

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    Table of Contents

    Global mPoS Terminals Market Research Report 2018
    1 mPoS Terminals Market Overview
    1.1 Product Overview and Scope of mPoS Terminals
    1.2 mPoS Terminals Segment by Type (Product Category)
    1.2.1 Global mPoS Terminals Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category)(2013-2025)
    1.2.2 Global mPoS Terminals Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2017
    1.2.3 PoS Terminal
    1.2.4 Card Reader
    1.3 Global mPoS Terminals Segment by Application
    1.3.1 mPoS Terminals Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2013-2025)
    1.3.2 Restaurants
    1.3.3 Hospitality
    1.3.4 Health Care
    1.3.5 Retail
    1.3.6 Warehouse/Distribution
    1.3.7 Entertainment
    1.3.8 Transportation
    1.3.9 Government
    1.3.10 Consumer Utility Services

    2 Global mPoS Terminals Market Competition by Manufacturers
    2.1 Global mPoS Terminals Capacity, Production and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
    2.1.1 Global mPoS Terminals Capacity and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
    2.1.2 Global mPoS Terminals Production and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
    2.2 Global mPoS Terminals Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
    2.3 Global mPoS Terminals Average Price by Manufacturers (2013-2018)
    2.4 Manufacturers mPoS Terminals Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area and Product Type
    2.5 mPoS Terminals Market Competitive Situation and Trends
    2.5.1 mPoS Terminals Market Concentration Rate
    2.5.2 mPoS Terminals Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers
    2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion

    3 Global mPoS Terminals Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2013-2018)
    3.1 Global mPoS Terminals Capacity and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
    3.2 Global mPoS Terminals Production and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
    3.3 Global mPoS Terminals Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Region (2013-2018)
    3.4 Global mPoS Terminals Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
    3.5 United States mPoS Terminals Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
    3.6 EU mPoS Terminals Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2013-2018)
    ...

    List of Tables and Figures

    Figure Picture of mPoS Terminals
    Figure Global mPoS Terminals Production () and CAGR (%) Comparison by Types (Product Category) (2013-2025)
    Figure Global mPoS Terminals Production Market Share by Types (Product Category) in 2017
    Figure Product Picture of PoS Terminal
    Table Major Manufacturers of PoS Terminal
    Figure Product Picture of Card Reader
    Table Major Manufacturers of Card Reader
    Figure Global mPoS Terminals Consumption (K Units) by Applications (2013-2025)
    Figure Global mPoS Terminals Consumption Market Share by Applications in 2017
    Figure Restaurants Examples
    Table Key Downstream Customer in Restaurants
    Figure Hospitality Examples
    Table Key Downstream Customer in Hospitality
    Figure Health Care Examples
    Table Key Downstream Customer in Health Care
    Figure Retail Examples
    Table Key Downstream Customer in Retail
    Figure Warehouse/Distribution Examples
    ...

    About QYResearchReports
    QYResearchReports delivers the latest strategic market intelligence to build a successful business footprint in China. Our syndicated and customized research reports provide companies with vital background information of the market and in-depth analysis on the Chinese trade and investment framework, which directly affects their business operations. Reports from QYResearchReports feature valuable recommendations on how to navigate in the extremely unpredictable yet highly attractive Chinese market.

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    The Kent State University Board of Trustees approved a $3.2 million contract with Akron’s Signet Real Estate Group to lead the design phase for the new home for the College of Business Administration, a marquee building that is proposed to anchor the first phase of the Gateway to a Distinctive Kent State master plan, also called the Kent Gateway Plan.  

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    “We are excited for the opportunity to create a new, iconic College of Business Administration building which will create a collaborative learning environment for business students from all over the world,” said Kevin Belt, vice president of development at Signet.

    The proposed building includes a variety of classroom and learning laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, study and gathering spaces, and common areas that will encourage greater collaboration among students, faculty, staff and business leaders. The new building will model the type of learning environment that best supports students who will become the business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future.

    Signet was chosen from four finalists as offering a vision with the best overall value and most cost-effective approach for completing the distinctive project. Following a P4 approach (public-private partnership plus philanthropy), Signet is developing a variety of innovative financing solutions including philanthropic opportunities to offset project costs. This forward-thinking model  includes significant naming opportunities to recognize the university’s donors for their philanthropy.

    Board Approves Next Step in Partnership With Berkshire Local Schools

    An exciting new educational partnership between Kent State and Geauga County’s Berkshire Local School District has moved a step closer to reality.

    The Board authorized a long-term ground lease and shared services agreement with Berkshire schools to build a new PreK-12 building on 30 acres of land co-located with Kent State’s Geauga Campus.

    The new school is part of Berkshire’s PRIME initiative, which stands for Partnerships for Rural Innovative Models of Education. Berkshire formed a multipartner collaboration with Kent State, the Auburn Career Center, the Geauga Growth Partnership, and other community and educational entities to develop an innovative approach to teaching and learning in the district. The new building will be the centerpiece of the initiative.

    Groundbreaking is set for summer 2019, and the school is expected to open in fall 2021.

    Board Approves Planned Research Expansions in Integrated Sciences Building and Cunningham Hall

    The Board approved laboratory build-outs in the Integrated Sciences Building and Cunningham Hall. The Integrated Sciences Building opened in fall 2017, and it included 13,500 square feet of unfinished space in the basement for strategic expansion of research laboratories. Cunningham Hall was partially renovated and opened in fall 2016, and it included 2,140 square feet of unfinished space on the third floor for strategic expansion of research laboratories.

    The research expansions will contain laboratories and laboratory support areas following an interdisciplinary approach for materials science research and biology, directly supporting and providing a physical presence for the Brain Health Research Institute and supporting Advanced Materials research. The university has budgeted $8 million for this project with funds coming from two sources: $7 million from local funds designated for Phase 1 of the Gateway to a Distinctive Kent State master plan and $1 million from the state capital allocation (Senate Bill 310). Construction is anticipated to begin in summer 2019.

    Center for Architecture and Environmental Design Named After University’s Largest Donors, University Concludes Largest Fundraising Year

    The Board approved the naming of The John Elliot Center for Architecture and Environmental Design and the John and Fonda Elliot Design Studios. John Elliot and his wife, Fonda, are the largest donors to Kent State.

    Mr. and Mrs. Elliot began their lifelong relationship with Kent State as college students in the 1960s, marrying and starting a family while John worked steadfastly to complete his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1970. The Elliots co-founded the American Medical Facilities Management LLC to provide high-quality care in West Virginia.

    As their involvement with Kent State has continued to grow, Mr. and Mrs. Elliot have made additional commitments. They have provided the largest total outright gift in Kent State’s history, surpassing $12 million.

    Such generous gifts have helped Kent State conclude its largest fundraising year in school history, securing nearly $45 million in private support during Fiscal Year 2018. Among its highest priorities, the university focuses on raising funds to support scholarships and student-based programming in nearly every school, college, division and program across all eight of the university’s campuses.

    This year’s record is a 15 percent increase over Fiscal Year 2017, which also set a record of $38.9 million raised.

    Board of Trustees Celebrates University’s Largest Freshman Class, Enrollment Successes

    Kent State’s class of 2022 has arrived and is shattering enrollment records.  

    The university’s Board of Trustees congratulated university leaders on welcoming 4,363 new freshmen, marking the largest class of new, first-year students in the university’s 108-year history. This class also includes more international students than last year and surpasses the size of the 2016 class, which set the previous freshman enrollment record.

    The newest class of Golden Flashes arrives with impressive academic accomplishments, including an average 3.4 high school grade point average (GPA) and 23.5 ACT scores. Nearly half of these new freshmen have already earned an average of 16+ college credits – a full semester’s worth of college class work – prior to beginning their academic career at Kent State.

    In addition to the growing number of freshmen, the number of out-of-state students went up nearly 10 percent this year. The number of first-generation students also rose, up nearly 7 percent compared to last year. And, the number of underrepresented freshmen arrived as one of the largest in history.

    This year’s total overall enrollment throughout the eight-campus system comprises 38,323 students, including 27,143 on the Kent Campus and 11,180 on the Regional Campuses. This incoming class follows a record year for Kent State’s graduates who earned 5,758 baccalaureate degrees for the 2017-18 academic calendar, surpassing the previous year’s record by more than 200 and nearly doubling the number of baccalaureate degrees awarded in 2000.

    Additional areas of enrollment growth include a spike in undergraduate and graduate students in Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and the College of Public Health.

    Enrollment on the campuses of Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas also improved.

    Board Praises President Warren for Leadership, Vision in Annual Review

    Board members praised Kent State President Beverly J. Warren during her annual review commending her for the university’s progress in advancing student success, research, fundraising, partnerships, and the development of the Kent Gateway Plan.

    The Board recognized President Warren’s outstanding contributions to the well-being and advancement of Kent State, finding that she not only met all of her performance goals for the 2017-18 year, but that the number and scope of those goals were ambitious and the results achieved have moved Kent State University forward in realizing the Strategic Roadmap. In recognition of an outstanding year as president, the Board affirmed that President Warren exceeded all performance goals for the year and would receive the full amount of her performance incentive.

    Among other Board actions:

    • The Board named the east wing on the second floor of the Rockwell Hall Atrium as the Carol A. and Douglas M. Mancino Atrium Wing. Carol A. and Douglas M. Mancino are dedicated Kent State alumni who both currently serve on the university’s Campaign Executive Committee. They have pledged $100,000 to provide vital support to the renovation and expansion of Rockwell Hall, home of the Fashion School, as part of the comprehensive facilities master plan.
    • The Board approved a new elevator addition at McGilvrey Hall. The original elevator from 1940 still in use in the five-story McGilvrey Hall is beyond its useful mechanical life and does not meet the modern size requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). A new elevator addition will provide a larger, more reliable, efficient and safe elevator. The university has received $1.1 million in state capital funding in addition to funding designated in the amount of $300,000 from facility renewal and replacement to complete the design and construction of this project. Work on this project will occur in summer 2019.
    • The Board approved roof replacement for Rockwell Hall. The hall’s roof is more than 15 years old, is no longer repairable and is in failing condition. The project will replace the failing roof with a new roof system. It will be funded with $1.5 million in state capital funds that have been allocated and are available from the state’s 2019-20 capital bill. The design phase will begin immediately with work occurring during the summer 2019 construction season.
    • The Board approved the relocation and renovation of the nursing department at Kent State Trumbull. The nursing program on the Trumbull Campus is expanding and has outgrown the existing outdated facilities in the Main Classroom Building. This project will relocate the nursing suite to currently available space in the existing Science and Technology Building. The total project estimate is $1.23 million and will be funded through existing local campus fund balance. The design team selection will begin immediately with construction work anticipated to begin in early 2019 and be completed for the 2019 Fall Semester.
    • The Board approved a resolution of appreciation to Robert Sines, who joined Kent State Trumbull in 1986 as an assistant professor and most recently served as interim dean of the College of Aeronautics and Engineering, leading the college through a significant period of transformation. He retired on July 31, 2018. The Board expressed sincere gratitude to Dean Sines for his contributions to the education of students and the advancement of Kent State.

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              Kent State Selects Top Akron Developer to Design Proposed Home of College of Business Administration       Cache   Translate Page      

    Kent State University has selected Akron’s Signet Real Estate Group to lead the design phase of the marquee building of the first phase of the Kent Gateway Plan – the proposed new home for the College of Business Administration.
     
    The project is part of the university's Gateway to a Distinctive Kent State, a $1.2 billion master plan to transform the Kent Campus over 10 years. The new College of Business Administration building is proposed to anchor in the transformation of the Front Campus along East Main Street, which will include a signature gateway to the university, additional green spaces and a new parking deck.
     
    At its Sept. 12 meeting, Kent State’s Board of Trustees approved a $3.2 million contract toward the design phase of the project, which will begin immediately and culminate in the summer of 2019. The Board must approve further next steps for the project at future Board meetings.
     
    Signet brings more than 20 years of experience in successful development and facility management solutions in the areas of healthcare, higher education, research, public-private partnerships and strategic infrastructure. Since its inception, Signet and its family of companies have successfully managed and currently have in progress more than $4.5 billion in real estate development and construction throughout the U.S. Headquartered in Akron, Ohio and with leadership and expertise in the areas of project structuring, capital formation, operational investment and management, they tailor strategy and resources to meet each unique opportunity.

    “We are excited for the opportunity to create a new, iconic College of Business Administration building that will create a collaborative learning environment for business students from all over the world,” said Kevin Belt, vice president of development at Signet. 
     
    The proposed building includes a variety of classroom and learning laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, study and gathering spaces, and common areas that will encourage greater collaboration among students, faculty, staff and business leaders. The new building will model the type of learning environment that best supports students who will become the business leaders and entrepreneurs of the future. 

    “The innovative design presented by the Signet team appropriately reflects the success and pride of the College and its alumni, by creating an environment that emphasizes forward-thinking, educational best practices to prepare students for business careers of the future,” said Deborah F. Spake, Ph.D., dean of the College of Business Administration.

    Signet was chosen from four finalists as offering a vision with the best overall value and most cost-effective approach for completing the distinctive project.  As part of a P4 approach (public-private partnership plus philanthropy), Signet is developing a variety of innovative financing options including philanthropic opportunities to offset project costs. This forward-thinking model includes significant naming opportunities to recognize the university’s donors for their philanthropy.

    “Kent State’s use of a P4 approach to developing the project provides a creative development solution not previously utilized for a building of this type,” Mr. Belt said. “We thank Kent State for this opportunity and look forward to working closely and collaboratively with them to bring this project to reality.”
     
    Signet has assembled a team of experienced professionals to assist in the delivery of the new College of Business including a design team of Perkins + Will and The Collaborative Inc., a construction team of Turner Construction and Ozanne Construction and an engineer team of Scheeser Buckley Mayfield, Barber Hoffman and CESO. 


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              SSi Selects Star Solutions To Supply Its 4G-LTE And GSM Network Infrastructure For Northern Canada      Cache   Translate Page      

    Star Solutions delivers LTE and GSM “last mile” technology for mobile broadband services

    (PRWeb October 26, 2016)

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              WWF- DRC is looking for a Program Development and Policy Coordinator      Cache   Translate Page      
    Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Duration : 2 years with possibility of extension.
     
    1. Major functions:
    The Program Development and Policy Manager supports the delivery of transformational and lasting conservation impacts by building and leading WWF DRC's energy and infrastructure program, ensuring coherent integration of thematic and geographical plans as presented in the country Strategic Plan, connect with DRC ministries in charge of energy, infrastructure and others to support the regulation of the sector for the benefit of people and the environment.
     
    He/She provides advices to the Head of Conservation on pertinent conservation issues in the country and their implication at regional and international level. He/She leads the tactical implementation of the WWF energy mix and infrastructure programme in all landscapes and in partnership with key international, governmental and local partners. As the Energy Practice focal point, he or she will lead the concertation and empowerment of civil society to take ownership of the future sustainable energy orientation in the DRC. By doing so, he or she will support the engagement with multilateral and bilateral institutions to influence the policies around energy (Oil, hydropower, solar power, mining...) in the DRC.    
     
    He (She) will represent WWF-DRC in the Energy transformational project as developed by the Regional Office for Africa.  He/she will be the contact point with the WWF Freshwater Practice Rivers and Infrastructure Coordinator and E&C Practice team.
     
    1. Major duties and responsibilities:
     
    In close collaboration with WWF-DRC Head of Conservation, program managers, landscape leaders, the Africa Energy Transfromational team and the relevant Global Practice Teams (Freshwater and Energy & Climate Change in particular) and other keys partners, the Program Development and Policy Manager will:
     
    Strategy and orientations
    • Develop the energy and infrastructure program using a participatory, adaptive management approach. 
    • Engage in energy and infrastructure related policy work to influence the decision making in the way that supports other areas of WWF-DRC works.
    • Ensure that national and provincial strategies for sustainable energy mix are developed in a participative way by the government (mini hydropower, solar power, etc.).
    • Ensure the alignment between WWF-DRC energy programme and the Africa Energy transformational project while also acting as technical representative in the ETP working group.
    • Collect relevant law and application decrees on various aspects (particularly on energy and infrastructures) in order to give policy advices to WWF DRC office and landscapes leaders.
    • Collaborate with related stakeholders in the development of institutional relationships and partnerships relevant to the hydropower and infrastructures safeguards.
    • Connect with parliaments and senators and other government bodies (ADEPI, Ministry of Energy, presidency...) to influence the legal dimension of infrastructure.
    • Connect with Civil Society Organization to support their voice in the energy development in the DRC.
    • Provides technical expertise for WWF activities on Energy and Infrastructure and its relation with (REDD+) in coordination with relevant Practices and national offices;
    • Ensure that relevant global and regional issues are translated into pragmatic orientations in the new strategic activities in parallel to institutional and civil society concertation.
    • Provides support to WWF DRC in developing position in regards of WWF policies, Government and institutions orientations particularly on energy and infrastructure issues.
    • Coordinate WWF technical contributions into relevant high quality development project proposals, inception and implementation at national, sub-national and local scale;
    • Collaborate, with other appropriate partners, in the development of a financial mechanism supporting conservation of water basins related to hydro power dam generation;
    • As much as possible, practically develop based on current experiences, a pilot financial mechanism that could help maintain forest ecosystem services through hydro power revenue's generation;
     
    Finance and Operations
    • With the direct support of the manager of finance and administration, ensures development of project budgets for approval, technical and financial reporting, and monitoring of expenditures against budgets.  Ensures establishment of financial management systems for the project(s) to adequately meet financial management needs and donor regulations and policies.
    • Analyze the current financial resources available and expected needs in the implementation of the new strategy;
    Others
    • Works with WWF programme and Practice communicators to develop communication strategy approaches as necessary, and communication outreach to support WWF's objectives;
    • Other related tasks as required.
     
    1. Profile
     
    Required Qualifications
    •   A minimum of a Master's degree or equivalent in economics of environment, hydro energy or infrastructure engineering or related disciplines.
    • Preferably a minimum experience of 10 years acquired in the area of conservation and development, regional cooperation, including interactions with development institutions. The last 3 to 5 years should be at a senior management level.
    • Familiarity with the work of other Conservation NGOs, Multilateral and Bilateral Development Finance Institutions in assisting conservation inputs in economic reform and addressing poverty reduction in developing countries;
    • Experience with working in large, multicultural organizations in the public or private sector with a diverse workforce and sensitivity to diversity concerns of staff and WWF network;
    • Understanding of institutional and legal framework in DRC as it relates to energy and infrastructure issues;
    • Leadership skills;
    Required Skills and Competencies
    •    Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical and research skills;
    • Innovative, creative and willing to learn and to share knowledge with others.
    • Good writing and communication skills
    • Adherence to WWF's values, which are: Optimistic, Engaging, Determined and Knowledgeable.
    • Fluent in French and with a good command of English

     How to Apply ? 

    If interested, please send your application letter with a CV stating your availability to the Human Resources Manager:
    E-mail: recruit-wwfdrc@wwfdrc.org
    Address: 14, avenue Sergent Moke, Concession Safricas, Quartier Socimat, Kinshasa / Ngaliema, DR Congo
     
              Russian hackers were behind massive British Airways data theft that forced thousands of Brits to cancel their bank cards, experts claim      Cache   Translate Page      
    RUSSIAN hackers were behind the massive British Airways data theft that forced thousands of Brits to cancel their bank cards, experts claim. Security researchers at Risk IQ say a group known as “Magecart” were responsible for stealing 380,000 customers’ details between August 21 and September 5. Experts told the Times hackers “set up custom built, targeted infrastructure […]
              Facilities Attendant - Government of Canada - Dawson, YT      Cache   Translate Page      
    As part of the Government of Canada’s unprecedented investment in the infrastructure of our national parks, national historic sites and national marine... $17.59 - $19.12 an hour
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              Utah rural broadband bill passes house      Cache   Translate Page      
    SALT LAKE CITY — The House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday that will make it easier for rural communities to install broadband infrastructures. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) introduced the bill in 2017. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) sponsored the bill in the House. Hatch feels internet access is a key to development, especially in rural communities. “One of the most efficient ways to close the opportunity and innovation gap between rural and urban communities is to expand broadband infrastructure. This […]
              Contrats de Plan, LNPN, désenclavement: L'ETAT investit pour l'avenir en Normandie... Mais avec l'argent des Normands!      Cache   Translate Page      

    Grand classique bien connu en Normandie a fortiori lorsque notre région était coupée en deux:

    Quand l'Etat central dit investir pour notre avenir il le fait surtout avec notre argent sur le mode "passe moi ta montre et je te dirai l'heure".

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    Sur les 40 dernières années, les haut-fonctionnaires de l'Etat central parisien avaient pris l'habitude d'une certaine placidité normande pour ne pas dire davantage si l'on devait comparer au cas... breton où l'on n'hésite pas à brûler une sous-préfecture pour obtenir l'intérêt sinon la bienveillance de l'Etat.

    On sait qu'à force de sous-investissements chroniques, l'Etat central a accumulé une dette à l'égard d'une Normandie délaissée, un trou normand, un "angle mort" à l'ouest de la région parisienne avant la métropolisation attractive du Grand-Ouest breton.

    Les contrats de Plan Etat-Région furent longtemps sous- financés (40% Etat / 60% région) dans les années 1990/2000 sous prétexte que les Fonds européens pouvaient faire l'affaire pour renforcer la capacité de financement des deux demi-régions normandes. On notera enfin que la gestion ascétique du fakir breton qui dirigeait d'une main de fer la ci-devant région de Haute-Normandie n'a fait qu'aggraver le problème: pourquoi donner quoique ce soit à des gens qui ne réclament rien?

    Encore aujourd'hui, le contrat "inter-régional" Etat/Région pour le développement de la Vallée de la Seine signé au printemps 2015 entre les crépusculaires exécutifs haut et bas normand avec l'Etat s'apparente à une belle coquille vide avec moins d'un milliard d'euros affichés mais avec, surtout, une participation directe de l'Etat inférieure à 400 millions au point qu'un dossier aussi important que le contournement autoroutier de Rouen n'est pas financé par l'Etat mais par l'ensemble des collectivités territoriales normandes (enfin presque...).

    Ce déséquilibre dans la relation avec l'Etat est l'un des plus lourds passifs de la division normande et il semble que nous devions encore traîner ce boulet après la réunification tant qu'un nouveau contrat de Plan Etat/ Normandie n'aura pas été négocié avec fermeté avec la collectivité désormais en charge d'un intérêt général normand resté en friche depuis les années 1960.

    En raison de ce passif,  alors que "Monsieur Investissement" de l'Etat fait, en ce moment, la tournée des popotes normandes, on a raison de rester prudent, sinon méfiant...

    On s'amusera des excès de la novlangue officielle: quand l'Etat ne finance que 50% on dit, désormais, qu'il "régionalise" son effort. En Bretagne, ce serait l'inverse! Foi de Bonnet rouge...

    (Source: Chronique de Normandie, n°549, lundi 10 septembre 2018)

    Avec l'argent des Normands

    L'Etat investit pour l'avenir des territoires à condition que lesdits territoires mettent la main à la poche: confirmation dans Le Figaro daté du 13 septembre 2018. Les grands projets devront attendre. Priorité à l'entretien des réseaux de transports quotidiens. La LNPN n'ira pas plus loin que Mantes-la-Jolie.

    Hervé Morin a donc eu raison d'anticiper en organisant pour le 1er janvier 2020 une Société Normande des Chemins de Fer avec du matériel roulant neuf sur toutes les grandes lignes et un plan massif pour une maintenance normande des trains et des réseaux ferrés normands.

    Cette négociation, digne d'un véritable contrat de plan Etat/Région spécialisé sur la question ferroviaire, Hervé Morin a pu l'avoir avec un certain... Manuel Valls alors Premier ministre en 2016 dans les premières semaines de la toute nouvelle Normandie réunifiée.

    On en viendrait presque à regretter l'ombrageux Barcelonnais quand on voit tout ce qu'on ne peut pas faire avec un ancien député-maire du Havre!

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    Les trompettes de la renommée gouvernementale sont si mal embouchées que nous ne nous obligeons plus à les entendre. Pour celles et ceux qui voudraient encore y croire, on les laissera lire ça (Paris-Normandie, Stéphane Siret, 11 septembre 2018):

    https://www.paris-normandie.fr/region/transports--l-etat-confirme-la-construction-de-la-future-ligne-nouvelle-paris-normandie-GM13686653

    Transports : l’État confirme la construction de la future Ligne nouvelle Paris-Normandie

    Transports. Même si les moyens financiers ne semblent pas à la hauteur des attentes, le gouvernement a confirmé hier soir le maintien du projet de Ligne nouvelle Paris-Normandie.

    La Ligne nouvelle Paris-Normandie (LNPN) verra le jour. En dévoilant hier soir l’enveloppe financière qu’elle entend consacrer aux transports, la ministre a tenté de rassurer ceux qui voyaient le projet reporté aux calendes grecques. La future ligne ferroviaire Paris-Rouen-Le Havre annoncée depuis des années sortira de terre. Mais sans plus de précision sur le calendrier. Tout comme quatre autres liaisons à grande vitesse, Bordeaux-Toulouse, Montpellier-Perpignan, Marseille-Nice et Roissy-Creil. La liaison ferroviaire rapide entre Lyon et Turin est également sur la feuille de route, ainsi que le projet de Canal Seine-Nord Europe destiné à développer le transport fluvial entre l’Europe du nord et l’Ile-de-France. Les travaux seront échelonnés dans le temps s’agissant de ces deux derniers projets.

    Budget en hausse

    Devant les seize membres du Comité d’orientation des infrastructures (COI), mis en place en octobre 2017 et présidé par l’ancien maire de Caen, Philippe Duron (PS), la ministre a donc dévoilé hier soir le montant de l’enveloppe que l’État allouera au domaine des transports. Sur la période 2018-2022, le gouvernement annonce des investissements pour un montant de 13,4 milliards d’euros, contre 9,2 dépensés entre 2013 et 2017. Élisabeth Borne évoque un budget en hausse de 40 % par rapport au quinquennat de François Hollande. Toutefois, l’enveloppe dévoilée hier soir par la ministre est largement inférieure aux préconisations remises en février par le COI. Les membres de cette structure, à laquelle appartient le sénateur centriste de l’Eure, Hervé Maurey, avaient établi une grille d’investissements de 48 à 80 milliards d’euros (nos éditions du 2 février 2018). À cette première enveloppe de 13,4 milliards d’euros s’ajoute un second volet de 14,3 milliards d’euros pour la période 2023-2027 ; « mais là, nous sommes dans la science-fiction », souligne Hervé Maurey.

    « Ce choix politique très clair est nécessaire pour à la fois maintenir un niveau de qualité pour nos infrastructures, garantir la sécurité et la qualité des déplacements de nos concitoyens au quotidien, soutenir la performance de notre économie, assurer la transition vers une mobilité plus propre », indiquait hier soir le ministère des Transports. Dans le détail, 51 % de l’enveloppe iront au rail, 38 % à la route, 6 % au fluvial et aux ports, 5 % aux autres modes de déplacement. Un milliard d’euros sera consacré sur dix ans « au désenclavement routier des villes moyennes et des territoires ruraux ».

    « Pour nous, le compte n’y est pas »

    La prochaine étape sera désormais la Loi d’orientation des mobilités (Lom) qui sera présentée en octobre au conseil des ministres. En fonction des discussions, qui s’annoncent serrées avec les présidents des régions notamment (lire par ailleurs) et des débats à l’Assemblée nationale et au Sénat, le contenu exact du texte pourra évoluer.

    En tout cas, « le compte n’y est pas et nous sommes déçus », estime Hervé Maurey, qui assistait à la réunion avec la ministre. « Par rapport à nos recommandations, il manque en gros 1,5 milliard d’euros d’ici la fin du quinquennat, souligne l’élu eurois. Si les grands projets sont assez peu touchés, ajoute-il, la différence va se faire sur les Contrats de plan Etat-Région avec les collectivités, mais aussi sur la régénération des Trains de l’équilibre du territoire (TET) et des infrastructures routières ». Quant au financement des investissements, Hervé Maurey confie qu’il voit poindre « une taxe sur les poids lourds ».

    (Commentaire de Florestan: sortons les bonnets rouges!)

    De son côté, le député PS Christophe Bouillon livre un sentiment partagé. Pour lui, le maintien de la construction de la LNPN est « une bonne nouvelle », « surtout en ce qui concerne la région parisienne ». Selon lui, améliorer les accès à Saint-Lazare et « faire sauter le bouchon mantois » est prioritaire sur tout le reste. En ligne de mire évidemment, l’édification ex nihilo du tronçon Rouen-Yvetot contre laquelle il a pris la tête de la lutte. « L’histoire n’est pas finie, dit-il. Nous avons encore du temps et l’enquête publique préalable à la déclaration d’utilité publique n’aura sûrement pas lieu avant au moins 2021-2022. Faisons d’abord les travaux nécessaires à Saint-Lazare et dans le Mantois et on verra bien ensuite quels moyens financiers restent disponibles pour ce projet qui doit profiter à tous les Normands ».

    (Commentaire de Florestan: un tunnel profond de 11 km à deux milliards d'euros, est-ce utile pour tous les Normands? C'est effectivement une bonne question! )

    Rendez-vous ce matin

    Le rendez-vous est fixé ce matin, dès 8 heures. Au lendemain des annonces de la ministre des Transports, Hervé Morin est reçu par Élisabeth Borne, qui doit recevoir, un à un, les présidents des Régions. Le « patron » de la Région Normandie se rend au ministère avec un épais dossier sous le bras. Parmi les grands thèmes qu’il compte aborder, la construction de la Ligne nouvelle Paris-Normandie, pour laquelle l’État a donné des assurances hier soir, mais aussi le contournement Est de Rouen, dont la déclaration d’utilité publique date de novembre 2017. En juillet dernier, le président de la Métropole Rouen Normandie, Frédéric Sanchez, a fait part de son inquiétude sur le « retard » pris par le dossier auprès du Premier ministre. Il souhaite que l’appel d’offres soit désormais lancé au plus vite.

    Le Havre attend les navettes du futur

    Deux entreprises planchent sur des projets fous qui mettraient Paris à moins de vingt minutes du Havre ! L’un d’eux est présenté ce matin à des acteurs économiques de la place havraise.
    Avant même de voir le jour, la future Ligne nouvelle Paris-Normandie est-elle déjà devenue obsolète ? Depuis plusieurs mois, des entreprises travaillent sur des projets totalement innovants. D’une part, Spacetrain, qui propose de relier Paris au Havre en dix-sept minutes grâce à une navette autonome circulant en sustentation grâce à des coussins d’air sur un monorail en « T » inversé et capable de transporter jusqu’à 250 passagers. Une première navette d’essai pourrait voir le jour avant la fin 2020.
    D’autre part, TransPod, un train circulant à très haute vitesse (jusqu’à 1000, voire 1 200 km/h) dans un tube à basse pression dans lequel les navettes propulsées à l’énergie solaire et électrique s’affranchissent de la résistance de l’air et des efforts de friction.
    « Difficile de faire mieux »
    Le projet Spacetrain a été présenté début juillet à quelques acteurs économiques du Havre. Ce mercredi 12 septembre, c’est Sébastien Gendron, le président de Transpod qui est au Havre pour évoquer son projet. Il a été convié par un groupe baptisé Parolhe (Paris-Rouen-Le Havre Express) constitué autour, entre autres, de Francine Valetoux, ancien officier de la Marine nationale et ancienne élue havraise, Michel Segain, le président de l’Union maritime et portuaire (Umep), et de Fabrice Tourres, chef d’entreprises. Pour eux, Spacetrain ou TransPod, « difficile de faire mieux pour assure un développement économique et portuaire rapide et pérenne de la Normandie ».
    Commentaire de Florestan:
    La période des fêtes de Noël se prépare au Havre dès la rentrée scolaire semble-t-il, il faut bien faire rêver les grands enfants! Car il faudra bien poser quelque part sur le plancher des vaches normandes les poteaux de béton qui porteraient le fameux monorail en forme de "T" inversé...
    Antoine Grumbach, grand rêveur de cauchemar de fusion entre la mégalopole parisienne et sa porte Océane havraise avait un temps imaginé d'utiliser le terre-plein central de l'actuelle A13 pour faire passer une telle infrastructure.
    Au Havre, certains rêvent tandis que d'autres doivent prendre des décisions concrètes et financées pour l'avenir immédiat de la Normandie!

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              Trump signs executive order on meddling with US elections [text]      Cache   Translate Page      
    Today President Trump signed an executive order that threatens sanctions on foreign companies, individuals or governments that meddle in the 2018 mid-term elections and beyond. Interference is defined as hacks against “election infrastructure,” attempts to influence public opinion online, and leaks of political information. The CIA, the National Security Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are charged with determining whether meddling has taken place. The order requires the State Department and the Treasury Department to formulate sanctions that would be imposed against foreigners or foreign nations, with possible calibration based on the severity of offenses. — Joe
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              6 open source tools for making your own VPN      Cache   Translate Page      
    https://opensource.com/article/18/8/open-source-tools-vpn

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    If you want to try your hand at building your own VPN but aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place. I’ll compare six of the best free and open source tools to set up and use a VPN on your own server. These VPNs work whether you want to set up a site-to-site VPN for your business or just create a remote access proxy to unblock websites and hide your internet traffic from ISPs.
    Which is best depends on your needs and limitations, so take into consideration your own technical expertise, environment, and what you want to achieve with your VPN. In particular, consider the following factors:
    • VPN protocol
    • Number of clients and types of devices
    • Server distro compatibility
    • Technical expertise required

    Algo

    Algo was designed from the bottom up to create VPNs for corporate travelers who need a secure proxy to the internet. It “includes only the minimal software you need,” meaning you sacrifice extensibility for simplicity. Algo is based on StrongSwan but cuts out all the things that you don’t need, which has the added benefit of removing security holes that a novice might otherwise not notice.
    As an added bonus, it even blocks ads! Algo supports only the IKEv2 protocol and Wireguard. Because IKEv2 support is built into most devices these days, it doesn’t require a client app like OpenVPN. Algo can be deployed using Ansible on Ubuntu (the preferred option), Windows, RedHat, CentOS, and FreeBSD. Setup is automated using Ansible, which configures the server based on your answers to a short set of questions. It’s also very easy to tear down and re-deploy on demand.
    Algo is probably the easiest and fastest VPN to set up and deploy on this list. It’s extremely tidy and well thought out. If you don’t need any of the more advanced features offered by other tools and just need a secure proxy, it’s a great option. Note that Algo explicitly states it’s not meant for geo-unblocking or evading censorship, and was primarily designed for confidentiality.

    Streisand

    Streisand can be installed on any Ubuntu 16.04 server using a single command; the process takes about 10 minutes. It supports L2TP, OpenConnect, OpenSSH, OpenVPN, Shadowsocks, Stunnel, Tor bridge, and WireGuard. Depending on which protocol you choose, you may need to install a client app.
    In many ways, Streisand is similar to Algo, but it offers more protocols and customization. This takes a bit more effort to manage and secure but is also more flexible. Note Streisand does not support IKEv2. I would say Streisand is more effective for bypassing censorship in places like China and Turkey due to its versatility, but Algo is easier and faster to set up.
    The setup is automated using Ansible, so there’s not much technical expertise required. You can easily add more users by sending them custom-generated connection instructions, which include an embedded copy of the server’s SSL certificate.
    Tearing down Streisand is a quick and painless process, and you can re-deploy on demand.

    OpenVPN

    OpenVPN requires both client and server applications to set up VPN connections using the protocol of the same name. OpenVPN can be tweaked and customized to fit your needs, but it also requires the most technical expertise of the tools covered here. Both remote access and site-to-site configurations are supported; the former is what you’ll need if you plan on using your VPN as a proxy to the internet. Because client apps are required to use OpenVPN on most devices, the end user must keep them updated.
    Server-side, you can opt to deploy in the cloud or on your Linux server. Compatible distros include CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, and openSUSE. Client apps are available for Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android, and there are unofficial apps for other devices. Enterprises can opt to set up an OpenVPN Access Server, but that’s probably overkill for individuals, who will want the Community Edition.
    OpenVPN is relatively easy to configure with static key encryption, but it isn’t all that secure. Instead, I recommend setting it up with easy-rsa, a key management package you can use to set up a public key infrastructure. This allows you to connect multiple devices at a time and protect them with perfect forward secrecy, among other benefits. OpenVPN uses SSL/TLS for encryption, and you can specify DNS servers in your configuration.
    OpenVPN can traverse firewalls and NAT firewalls, which means you can use it to bypass gateways and firewalls that might otherwise block the connection. It supports both TCP and UDP transports.

    StrongSwan

    You might have come across a few different VPN tools with “Swan” in the name. FreeS/WAN, OpenSwan, LibreSwan, and strongSwan are all forks of the same project, and the lattermost is my personal favorite. Server-side, strongSwan runs on Linux 2.6, 3.x, and 4x kernels, Android, FreeBSD, macOS, iOS, and Windows.
    StrongSwan uses the IKEv2 protocol and IPSec. Compared to OpenVPN, IKEv2 connects much faster while offering comparable speed and security. This is useful if you prefer a protocol that doesn’t require installing an additional app on the client, as most newer devices manufactured today natively support IKEv2, including Windows, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
    StrongSwan is not particularly easy to use, and despite decent documentation, it uses a different vocabulary than most other tools, which can be confusing. Its modular design makes it great for enterprises, but that also means it’s not the most streamlined. It’s certainly not as straightforward as Algo or Streisand.
    Access control can be based on group memberships using X.509 attribute certificates, a feature unique to strongSwan. It supports EAP authentication methods for integration into other environments like Windows Active Directory. StrongSwan can traverse NAT firewalls.

    SoftEther

    SoftEther started out as a project by a graduate student at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. SoftEther VPN Server and VPN Bridge run on Windows, Linux, OSX, FreeBSD, and Solaris, while the client app works on Windows, Linux, and MacOS. VPN Bridge is mainly for enterprises that need to set up site-to-site VPNs, so individual users will just need the server and client programs to set up remote access.
    SoftEther supports the OpenVPN, L2TP, SSTP, and EtherIP protocols, but its own SoftEther protocol claims to be able to be immunized against deep packet inspection thanks to “Ethernet over HTTPS” camouflage. SoftEther also makes a few tweaks to reduce latency and increase throughput. Additionally, SoftEther includes a clone function that allows you to easily transition from OpenVPN to SoftEther.
    SoftEther can traverse NAT firewalls and bypass firewalls. On restricted networks that permit only ICMP and DNS packets, you can utilize SoftEther’s VPN over ICMP or VPN over DNS options to penetrate the firewall. SoftEther works with both IPv4 and IPv6.
    SoftEther is easier to set up than OpenVPN and strongSwan but is a bit more complicated than Streisand and Algo.

    WireGuard

    WireGuard is the newest tool on this list; it's so new that it’s not even finished yet. That being said, it offers a fast and easy way to deploy a VPN. It aims to improve on IPSec by making it simpler and leaner like SSH.
    Like OpenVPN, WireGuard is both a protocol and a software tool used to deploy a VPN that uses said protocol. A key feature is “crypto key routing,” which associates public keys with a list of IP addresses allowed inside the tunnel.
    WireGuard is available for Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, CentOS, MacOS, Windows, and Android. WireGuard works on both IPv4 and IPv6.
    WireGuard is much lighter than most other VPN protocols, and it transmits packets only when data needs to be sent.
    The developers say WireGuard should not yet be trusted because it hasn’t been fully audited yet, but you’re welcome to give it a spin. It could be the next big thing!

    Homemade VPN vs. commercial VPN

    Making your own VPN adds a layer of privacy and security to your internet connection, but if you’re the only one using it, then it would be relatively easy for a well-equipped third party, such as a government agency, to trace activity back to you.
    Furthermore, if you plan to use your VPN to unblock geo-locked content, a homemade VPN may not be the best option. Since you’ll only be connecting from a single IP address, your VPN server is fairly easy to block.
    Good commercial VPNs don’t have these issues. With a provider like ExpressVPN, you share the server’s IP address with dozens or even hundreds of other users, making it nigh-impossible to track a single user’s activity. You also get a huge range of hundreds or thousands of servers to choose from, so if one has been blacklisted, you can just switch to another.
    The tradeoff of a commercial VPN, however, is that you must trust the provider not to snoop on your internet traffic. Be sure to choose a reputable provider with a clear no-logs policy.

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              ​Hollywood goes open source      Cache   Translate Page      
    https://www.zdnet.com/article/hollywood-goes-open-source

    Out of 200 of the most popular movies of all time, the top 137 were either visual-effects driven or animated. What did many of these blockbusters have in common? They were made with open-source software.

    That was the message David Morin, chairman of the Joint Technology Committee on Virtual Production, brought to The Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit in Vancouver, Canada. To help movie makers bring rhyme and reason to open-source film-making, The Linux Foundation had joined forces with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to form the Academy Software Foundation.

    The academy is meant to be a neutral forum for open-source developers both in the motion picture and broader media industries to share resources and collaborate on technologies for image creation, visual effects, animation, and sound. The founding members include Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DreamWorks Animation, Epic Games, Google Cloud, Intel, Walt Disney Studios, and Weta Digital. It's a true marriage of technology and media-driven businesses.
    You know those names. You probably don't know the name of the open-source, special-effects programs, such as Alembic, OpenColorIO, or Ptex, but Morin said, "they're very instrumental in the making of movies".

    And they're more important than you think. "The last Fast and the Furious movie, for instance, while it looks like a live-action movie, when you know how it was made, it's really by-and-large a computer generated movie," Morin said. "When Paul Walker passed away in the middle of production, he had to be recreated for the duration of the movie."

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which you know best from the Oscars, started looking into organizing the use of open-source in the movies in 2016. The group did so because while open-source software was being used more and more, it came with problems. These included:
    • Versionitis: As more libraries were being used it became harder to coordinate software components. A production pipeline, which had been perfected for a 2016 movie, is likely to have out-of-date components for a 2018 film.
    • Organization: While volunteers tried to track these changes, they didn't have the funding or resources needed to go beyond recording changes.
    • Funding: Many open-source programs had lost their maintainers due to getting jobs elsewhere or for lack of funding.
    • Licensing: As all open-source developers know, sooner or later licensing becomes an issue. That's especially true in the motion-picture industry, which is hyper aware of copyright and other intellectual property (IP) issues.
    So, the overall mission is to increase the quality and quantity of open-source contributions by developing a governance model, legal framework, and community infrastructure that makes it easier to both develop and use open-source software.
    In more detail, the goals are:
    • Provide a neutral forum to coordinate cross-project efforts, establish best practices, and share resources across the motion picture and broader media industries.
    • Develop an open continuous integration (CI) and build infrastructure to enable reference builds from the community and alleviate issues caused by siloed development.
    • Provide individuals and organizations with a clear path for participation and code contribution.
    • Streamline development for build and runtime environments through the sharing of open-source build configurations, scripts, and recipes.
    • Provide better, more consistent licensing through a shared licensing template.
    Developers interested in learning more or contributing can join Academy Software Foundation mailing list.
    Morin added, "In the last 25 years, software engineers have played an increasing role in the most successful movies of our time. The Academy Software Foundation is set to provide funding, structure, and infrastructure for the open-source community, so that engineers can continue to collaborate and accelerate software development for movie making and other media for the next 25 years."
    Rob Bredow, SVP, executive creative director, and head of Industrial Light & Magic, said, "Developers and engineers across the industry are constantly working to find new ways to bring images to life, and open source enables them to start with a solid foundation while focusing on solving unique, creative challenges rather than reinventing the wheel."
    If you'd like to get into the movie business, now's your chance. "We're welcoming all the help we can get to set up the foundation," Morin concluded. "Writing code today is perhaps the most powerful activity that you can do to make movies. If you're interested, don't hesitate to join us."
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    Senai Iman is a lawyer and an instructor with the Toronto District School Board. He is also a member of Fix Our Schools, a group of parents concerned about funding for school repairs.

    There’s an infrastructure dilemma in our public schools that gets lost amid the noisy debates over sex-ed and standardized tests -- but one that shouldn’t be ignored. In schools across the city, a lack of investment by the province has left thous


              How Community Choice Aggregation Fits Into California’s Clean Energy Future      Cache   Translate Page      

    This month, California enacted one of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the country: getting 100 percent of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2045. 

    California’s community-choice aggregation (CCA) providers say they’re ready to hit that milestone — and on an accelerated schedule. 

    In a Tuesday forum in San Francisco, CCA advocates laid out how these city- and county-based entities, which have grown to include millions of customers formerly served by the state’s investor-owned utilities, are pushing ahead of the renewable energy and carbon reduction goals set out in California’s just-passed SB 100. 

    They also highlighted how several policies under review by state regulators could stymie the growth of CCAs, including rules that govern how investor-owned utilities are compensated for customers taken over by CCAs, and how the two parties share responsibility for procuring the energy resources needed to keep the grid stable. 

    “We’ve had an explosion of CCAs in the past couple of years,” said Beth Vaughan, executive director of the California Community Choice Association. CalCCA’s 19 members now account for nearly 2.6 million customer accounts, up from about 1.85 million accounts at the end of 2017. 

    Most of the action has been in Northern California. These include several of the oldest CCAs in the state — Marin Clean Energy with 470,000 customer accounts and Sonoma Clean Power with 223,000. There are also more recently launched CCAs, such as Monterey Bay Community Power with 307,000 customer accounts, Peninsula Clean Energy with 291,000, Silicon Valley Clean Energy with 275,000, and East Bay Community Energy with 550,000.

    Taken together, these CCAs add up to 2.1 million customer accounts out of utility Pacific Gas & Electric’s 5.4 million electricity customer accounts and 4.3 million natural gas customer accounts. While Southern California hasn’t seen as many CCAs formed to date, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric are both looking at large-scale CCAs being formed in their service territories, as well as dozens of cities interested in following the lead of Lancaster, California’s Lancaster Choice Energy. 

    And the pace of CCA formation is accelerating. Dawn Weisz, CEO of Marin Clean Energy, explained that she arrived late to Tuesday’s forum because she had just come from a meeting that cemented Solano County as MCE’s newest member.

    While CCAs remain a small percentage of the state’s utility customers, the California Public Utilities Commission estimates that up to 85 percent of the state’s retail load could be served by CCAs, as well as by direct access providers, by 2025. These trends are seen as an existential threat for California’s investor-owned utilities. According to state Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), the utility fight against the CCA model is continuing.

    “Every year, there are probably three or four different efforts, sometimes with a fresh bill, sometimes with a quiet amendment inserted into another bill, other times trying to push something through at the last moment," that are meant "to try [to] blow up CCAs,” Wiener said at Tuesday’s forum.

    The most recent example he cited was language inserted into one of this legislative session’s controversial utility wildfire bills “that would completely undermine CCAs," he said. "Some of us had to...hound people for weeks on end before the language was taken out.” 

    Utilities have long protested that the rules of CCA formation leave them with too high a share of the costs of serving those customers. While CCAs take over the job of procuring energy for their customers, which allows them to exceed utility renewables mandates and increase the roster of clean energy projects being built in the state, utilities remain responsible for all other aspects of keeping the power flowing, including the costs of maintaining transmission and distribution grids and managing customer billing. 

    But in the context of this week’s Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, CCA advocates say they’re fulfilling the promise that led legislators to create them in the first place — giving customers an avenue to support even more aggressive clean energy targets than the state has set.    

    How CCAs are hitting their clean energy targets 

    Most of California’s CCAs have been formed with the express aim of increasing their share of renewables faster than the investor-owned utilities they’re part of, Vaughan said. To date, they’ve contracted for more than 1,300 megawatts of renewable energy. 

    CCAs also provided the first 100 percent clean energy options for customers in the state — a move that prompted utilities like PG&E to follow suit, Wiener said. 

    At the same time, CCAs have been able to deliver their customers lower rates than their utility counterparts for both their standard renewable-rich plans and their 100-percent-clean offerings. That’s largely because CCAs have been able to procure their renewables much more cheaply over the past several years, compared to utilities that have been procuring solar and wind power under state mandate for more than a decade, back when wind and solar were much more expensive. 

    According to a 2017 report from UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation, this underlying market reality has allowed CCAs to offer a much larger share of renewable energy than their affiliated utilities, up to 25 percent more in some cases. Looking at a 12-month period before its publication last year, the report estimated that these efforts have helped reduce carbon emissions by about 590,000 metric tons, which under the state’s cap-and-trade regime translates to $7.5 million in annual savings for electricity ratepayers. 

    “Through our analysis, we found that continued development of CCAs may enable California to surpass its 2020 renewable energy targets by up to four percentage points,” the Luskin Center report said. This analysis was based on the performance of the five oldest CCAs, however, and doesn’t account for the new ones that have been created or proposed since then.

    Tuesday's event brought out several CCAs to tout their accomplishments on this front. Marin Clean Energy, founded in 2008, now has $1.8 billion in committed contracts for a total of 924 megawatts of resources, said Heather Shepard, MCE public affairs director. As of this year, 80 percent of that generation is greenhouse-gas-free. By 2025, MCE plans to bring that figure up to 100 percent, with 80 percent of it in the form of renewable energy — a target that would put MCE far ahead of investor-owned utilities in meeting the state’s new SB 100 goals. 

    This includes a fair share of wind and solar projects outside its service area, but MCE has also deployed just under 20 megawatts in local projects, said David Potovsky, MCE’s power supply contracts manager. Its feed-in tariff program, launched in 2012 for projects smaller than 1 megawattis now fully subscribed for first 15 megawatts, and is adding another 15 megawatts, he noted. 

    CleanPowerSF, the CCA launched by San Francisco Public Utility District in 2016, now has about 80,000 customers, including some showcase clients like Salesforce, which is buying 100 percent renewable energy for its Salesforce Tower and two other office buildings. In June, CleanPowerSF signed long-term contracts for 100 megawatts of solar and 47 megawatts of wind, said San Francisco Public Utilities Commission assistant manager Barbara Hale.  

    And San Mateo County-based CCA Peninsula Clean Energy, which began serving its first customers in late 2016, inked its first 200-megawatt solar contract last year, and has since signed up big commercial customers for its 100 percent clean energy offering, including Facebook's Menlo Park, Calif. headquarters, communications director Kirsten Andrews-Schwind noted. 

    The continued growth of CCAs is of concern to the CPUC, which published a report this year that questions whether CCA growth could undermine the state’s broader clean energy and carbon reduction goals. 

    But MCE CEO Dawn Weisz asserts that “what the [CPUC's report] got wrong is, there is no crisis” resulting from CCA expansion. “If anything, we’re creating a more diverse marketplace. And adding local accountability and transparence really adds a lot of strength.”

    How key policy decisions could support or undermine CCA clean energy plans 

    Despite their record to date, CCAs have had some challenges that utilities don’t face in procuring large-scale renewables, such as their relative lack of financial reserves and creditworthiness to ink long-term contracts. And as the Luskin Center report noted, “whether CCAs can remain cost-competitive with their incumbent IOUs depends on several policy decisions that could occur in the near future.” 

    The first big issue is over the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment, or PCIA — the “exit fee” that CCAs pay utilities when they take over their customers, Weisz said. The goal of the PCIA is “to make investor-owned utilities whole,” or "indifferent" as to whether or not the customer stays with them or joins the CCA, she said (hence the term “indifference adjustment”).  

    The CPUC has been working on the PCIA issue for more than a year. Last month, it issued a proposed decision that, while far from perfect from both the utility and the CCA perspective, does take important steps toward “fair cost allocation,” Weisz said. These include measures to stop charging CCAs for utility-owned generation built before 2002, as well as to limit post-2002 generation costs to a 10-year cost recovery period. These factors will take a significant chunk of legacy utility costs out of the equation.

    CalCCA believes these changes will help reduce today’s cost shifts from utility “bundled” to CCA “departing load “customers, which it calculates as up to $492 million annually for PG&E and up to $25 million annually for Southern California Edison in 2018. But utilities complain that these changes will unfairly burden them with legacy generation costs that should be shared by their former customers, and could potentially lead to CCAs disrupting the state’s energy markets.

    Now, the CPUC is also considering an alternative PCIA plan that would increase, not decrease, those charges by retaining legacy generation costs, as well as imposing additional burdens on CCAs, according to CalCCA’s analysis. The CPUC is expected to make a final decision later this month.

    “The real crux of the issue is that we want to make sure that what’s going into that fee are the unavoidable costs to utilities,” Weisz said. “There’s a lot of stuff in that fee that could have been avoided." 

    The second big issue before CCAs is resource adequacy, or RA — California’s term for the capacity resources that all load-serving entities, including CCAs, have to procure to ensure grid reliability during times of peak demand. Under current CPUC regulations, CCAs have covered the cost of their host utilities procuring resource adequacy through the PCIA charge. It's a method that made sense when CCAs were few and small, but which becomes increasingly difficult to manage under their current growth rates. 

    In February, the CPUC adopted a resolution that would force CCAs to contract for some portion of their share of RA requirements in the current year. CCAs protested, saying it could undermine their low-cost renewables goals by forcing them to buy short-term contracts for resources such as natural gas peaker plants that can meet the state’s needs.   

    “CCA compliance in resource adequacy requirements has been good. But it is challenging, because the market is tightening, and products can be difficult to procure,” SFPUC’s Barbara Hale said at Tuesday's event. 

    Beyond that, CCAs want to see changes in how the PCIA calculates RA costs, Weisz said. “Right now, resource adequacy is being valued in this PCIA in very short-term increments — one year, two years,” she said. CCAs are pushing for a methodology that allows for the RA value of their long-term contracts to be calculated as well. 

    The long-term role of CCAs in California’s energy future

    Weisz conceded that “the lion’s share of resource adequacy services are natural gas” power plants, increasing their share of fossil fuel-fired power. 

    At the same time, CCAs are moving alongside California’s investor-owned utilities to find cleaner ways to manage resource adequacy, including distributed energy resources such as energy efficiency, demand response, energy storage and EV charging, she said. 

    MCE has a pilot project attempting to shift loads at customers’ homes and businesses from peak afternoon and evening hours to earlier in the day when solar power is plentiful, she said. It’s also employing EV charging incentives that encourage workplace charging during peak solar generation hours, rather than later in the day. CalCCA’s Vaughan noted that all of its group's members are working on EV charging infrastructure plans aimed at accomplishing similar load-shifting and -shaping goals. 

    As CCAs grow their share of the California energy market, their role in maintaining and creating new resources for grid stability will increase. This could well lead to more regulations to incorporate them into state energy policy. CPUC President Michael Picker has laid out some ideas on this front, including creating a statewide integrated procurement process to rationalize what could become an increasingly fragmented market for renewables project development. 

    And in the longer run, CCAs that have relied on short-term procurements because of their lack of creditworthiness for longer-term power-purchase agreement contracts will have to grow to a scale that can support their share of the state’s long-range needs. Under SB 350, by 2021 at least 65 percent of a CCA’s renewable portfolio will have to come from contracts of 10 years or more — a rule that “could impact the cost-competitiveness of some CCAs due to their lack of credit history,” the Luskin Center report noted. 

    Getting to a 100 percent clean energy portfolio by 2045 is likely to bring additional challenges.


              Hurricane Florence Could Flood North Carolina With Fecal Matter From Pig Farms      Cache   Translate Page      

    Hurricane Florence could cause pig fecal matter to flood North Carolina's waterways

    Hurricane Florence is barrelling towards The Carolinas and is poised to wreak lots of destruction to the coast even though it’s been downgraded from a Category 4 to a Category 3 hurricane. Besides the property and infrastructure damage that hurricanes often cause, Florence is expected to cause pig manure to flood into waterways in North Carolina. That’s because the state’s hog raising farms are close to the coast and they keep the wet waste (blood and fecal matter) in open air lagoons.

    As Quartz reports, pigs are a big deal in North Carolina. The state has over 2,000 pig farms and 9 million pigs which produce about 10 billion pounds of waste per year. According to Quartz, the waste storage lagoons are roughly the size of football fields.

    As Hurricane Florence approaches, Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization that promotes the preservation of clean water claims that North Carolina’s waterways are under particular threat from these manure lagoons because of outdated management practices.

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    A diploma in Computer Science with at least three years of experience in Information Systems, utilizing project and time management skills....
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              Comment on After Donald Trump, America Will Still Be in Crisis by 005207816      Cache   Translate Page      
    Now I would appreciate someone giving a decent response about whether Donald Trump actually does much all week regarding all the issues/departments of the government referred to here. Does he really have personal communication/contact with all of it? As much as any other president say, of the later 20th century? I&apos;m not sure I see him actually attending to all that much of it. Much like his talk of an infrastructure plan. What plan? Where were the professionals, civil engineers, consultants, etc? We never really saw anybody and still don&apos;t. Just given his television viewing habits, I would venture maybe not all that much is going on. Or maybe it is. How would we even know?
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              Garry Marshall Theatre Appoints New Managing Director      Cache   Translate Page      

    Garry Marshall Theatre's Board of Directors is proud to announce that Kurt J. Swanson has joined the new nonprofit's leadership team as Managing Director.

    "We're thrilled to welcome Kurt to the Garry Marshall Theatre," says Artistic Director, Dimitri Toscas. "His extensive knowledge of nonprofit development and theatre management is bolstered only by his first-hand understanding of the local community and what makes it tick. His leadership style is inspiring and he's quickly become a valued member of our team."

    Swanson is the theatre's first official Managing Director in its year-long history after relaunching as the nonprofit Garry Marshall Theatre in the summer of 2017.

    The role of Managing Director was created after the departure of Executive Director Sherry Greczmiel at the end of the inaugural season. Swanson will lead the organization's charge in fundraising, infrastructure development, and brand-building while guiding the theatre in the best-practice business principles that pertain to nonprofit live performance.

    "I feel very fortunate to have been able to capitalize on my long-time performing arts and theatre background with my business and fiscal skills that have been honed over several decades," says Swanson. "This is my 'home town theatre' since I've lived nearly two decades in the neighborhood and have always admired this performing space."

    Alongside the Artistic team of Dimitri Toscas and Joseph Leo Bwarie, Swanson will be a major player in the continuation of programming during the Garry Marshall Theatre 2018/2019 Season, which begins on October 12 with a new production of Real Women Have Curves by Josefina López.

    With over 30 years of continuous nonprofit business management of performing arts, nonprofit, and social services organizations, Swanson has a long history of bold, dynamic leadership and collaboration. He has served numerous theatres and nonprofits across the country - including the The Broad Stage (Santa Monica) as General Manager, Steppenwolf Theatre Company (Chicago) as Interim Business Manager, Arts Services Associates (Milwaukee) assigned as Business Manager for Theatre X, and Box Office Manager for Skylight Theatre in Milwaukee. He also served as Operations Director of CASA of Los Angeles and Executive Director of Animal Samaritans in the Coachella Valley.

    Swanson's appointment culminates a three-month search process, which considered a significant candidate pool from Los Angeles and across the country. The search was conducted by the Garry Marshall Theatre Board of Directors.

    About Kurt Swanson

    Chicago native Kurt Swanson has been involved in theatre since his years as a musician for High School plays. His performance skill garnered statewide awards and earned him scholarships. He served in a variety of administrative positions with social service and arts organizations in Milwaukee and Chicago, including serving as a founding member of the "Second Tier" collaborative arts organization in Milwaukee, and as manager of Theatre X, an internationally touring ensemble theatre. In Chicago, he served as finance manager for Steppenwolf Theatre during the time of its mainstage, experimental and Broadway productions, often interacting with major stars and virtually every sector of professional theatre production. He has served as senior staff to major nonprofits in the Coachella Valley and Los Angeles, and served on the board of Syzygy Theatre Group.

    About Garry Marshall Theatre

    Garry Marshall Theatre is a nonprofit organization providing innovative performances, educational opportunities, and storytelling activities for all ages, year-round. Located in the heart of Burbank and Toluca Lake's entertainment industry, the critically acclaimed and Ovation Award-winning 130-seat theatre was founded in 1997 as the Falcon Theatre by Hollywood legend Garry Marshall. Reestablished as the Garry Marshall Theatre in 2017, the theatre continues to cultivate new artists and experiences that spark ideas and build community.


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              Spare a Thought for Venezuela      Cache   Translate Page      

    Please spare a thought for Venezuela. This, the 33rd largest country in the world and with about 34 million people, the largest proven reserves of oil, the cheapest price of gasoline in the world, and was in 1950 richer than Germany, has fallen on times so hard in this once Latin America's richest country that 75% of the population lost an average of 11 Kg (24 pounds) in weight in one year because of food scarcity. And you might ask: "Why should I care?"

    Venezuela is located on the northern coast of South America and shares land borders with Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, as well as Trinidad and Tobago. Officially called the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the country was colonized by Spain in 1522 but gained full independence about 300 years later and 188 years ago, in 1830. Venezuela is a charter member of many important international organizations, including the United Nations (UN), the Organization of American States (OAS), Mercosur (the South American trade bloc), and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), to name a few.

    Venezuela is the 10th largest exporter of oil in the world, and its economy is largely based on the petroleum sector, which accounted for over 50% of the gross domestic product (GDP) of the country in 2015. Thanks to a huge government subsidy program, Venezuela has the cheapest gasoline in the world, costing $0.11 per gallon ($0.03 per litre) in 2014, even after a 6,200% increase!

    Give Me Two!

    Venezuela's history, although rocky, has had its glorious moments, including periods of political plurality, as well as oil-fueled economic booms that attracted immigrants from near and far (including Europe) into the country. Venezuela has also had dark moments of political turmoil, dictatorships, and economic gloom, because of various domestic and external factors.

    Venezuela enjoyed both a relatively stable democracy, and significant economic growth between 1958 and the early 1980s. During this period, politics was dominated by two parties, and government revenues more than doubled after the 1973 Arab-Israeli war resulted in a huge rise in oil prices. Although the boom would soon turn to burst, it lasted long enough for Venezuelans to become known for the phrase "Ta barato, dame dos” ("It's cheap, give me two") as they bought up relatively cheap goods in their travels abroad.

    In the early 1980s, the global oil glut brought down crude oil prices, and along with it, the Venezuelan economy. As a result, the country's foreign exchange reserves ran desperately low, as government debt mounted, and in desperation government devalued the currency by 100% on "Black Friday” (February 18, 1983). In addition, government announced an IMF-backed economic reform program which increased fuel, transport, and utilities prices, and lifted the price cap on some basic goods.

    As a result, the country was plunged into economic and political crises, with deadly a wave of protests called the Caracazo riots in which an estimated 300 to 3,000 people died. The prevailing conditions also resulted in two unsuccessful coup attempts (in February and November, 1992), by leftist military officers, led by Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías to overthrow the government. Although Chavéz was imprisoned after the first coup attempt, he was pardoned in March 1994, thus enabling him to contest, and win, the 1998 presidential elections.

    The Road to Hell

    The road to hell, they say, is paved with good intentions. And if anything, Venezuela's current tragic plight proves the adage, given the innocuous and well-intentioned start of the Chavéz-led Bolivarian Revolution.

    Following his victory in the 1998 elections, Chavéz embarked on a reform campaign some have termed "institutional engineering” in a bid to consolidate his power and break the 40-year hold the two leading political parties had on Venezuelan politics. Chavéz also implemented "democratic socialist" economic policies, including the redistribution of wealth, land reform, the creating creation of worker-owned cooperatives, and the attainment of food security and food sovereignty. To implement these policies, Chavéz created social programs called Bolivarian Missions and Communes, and 100,000 state-owned cooperatives.

    Venezuela suffered an economic downturn in early 2002, and this, coupled with anger about Chavéz's war on the elites, and his alignment with Fidel Castro's Cuba led to an abortive coup against his government in April 2002. That same month, managers at the state petroleum company, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), went on a two-month strike over Chavéz's nominations for new members of the company's board of directors. Chavéz had long denounced PDVSA (parent company of Citgo, a US energy company) for its association with the US and business elites. After the collapse of the strike, Chávez fired 18,000 PDVSA employees and replaced them with 100,000 of his supporters, aka Chavistas.

    The failed PDVSA management strike enabled Chavéz to take control of the company's coffers to fund his social programs and support his political base. By 2011, some $500 million was siphoned from the PDVSA pension fund to finance government-backed financiers. Such lavish spending inflicted the Dutch Disease on the country, with its fiscal health wrecked, despite increasing exports of, and revenues from oil.

    Chavéz's policies were initially helpful, but unsustainable because of the drain on the country's finances. While poverty rates decreased 48.6% in 1999 to 32.1% in 2013, Venezuela had the one of the highest literacy rates in the region, and malnutrition fell from 21% in 1998 to 6% in 2009, price controls led to shortages of goods. Similarly, currency controls, introduced to curb capital flight exacerbated matters by leading to a shortage of foreign exchange, a decline in the value of the Bolivar, and increasing inflation.

    Although oil prices increased significantly later in 2002, bringing in huge revenues, Venezuela's economy began to collapse because of what someone called RIDDS: recession, inflation, declining foreign reserves, debt, and shortages. Thus, the huge increase in government spending during the 2012 campaign to re-elect Chavéz ballooned public debt and fiscal deficit. Similarly, the decision to replace trained PDVSA personnel with revolutionaries, and deprive the company of capital decreased oil production, despite increasing levels of proven reserves of oil.

    Between 2007 and 2013, inflation grew an annual rate of 27.4% (at least five times the rate for Latin America), scarcity, (especially of food, medicines and essential goods) set in, and foreign reserves fell at an alarming rate of $38 million per day. In short, all indicators pointed to trouble ahead for Venezuela when Chavéz died in March 2013.

    Enter Maduro

    Following the death of Chavéz, his Vice President and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nicolás Maduro Moros, became Interim President. Maduro went on to win the constitutionally-mandated presidential elections in April 2013, and was inaugurated as President on April 19, 2013. A former bus driver who did not complete his high school education, Maduro made up for his lack of the charisma that Chávez, his predecessor and mentor, had by being autocratic and continuing Chávez's populist programs.

    Things got worse in a hurry. Annual inflation increased from 29.4% in April 2013 to 61.5% a year later. Hyperinflation (i.e. monthly inflation rate exceeds 50%) set in in 2016 when inflation reached an annual rate of 800%, and the economy contracted almost 19%. By September 2016, 15% of Venezuelans were eating discarded food they picked from dumpsites.

    In 2017, inflation reached 4,000%, as Venezuelans lost average of 11 Kg (24 pounds) because of food shortages, and 90% of them lived in poverty. To make matters worse, the US government slapped sanctions on Maduro in a bid to prevent him from raising additional funds. Last month, Venezuela's annual inflation rate reached a staggering 200,000%, meaning that prices increase by that much since August 2017. In addition, corruption and crime increased, and people took to the streets to protest against the difficult conditions they were enduring.

    President Maduro tried every trick in the book to arrest the country's slide into chaos by increasing the minimum wage four times between April 2014 and July 2015, changing the method of calculation of inflation, introducing a crypto currency, the Petro, as well as devaluing and re-denominating the currency by cutting five zeros from it. Nothing worked.

    In exasperation, Venezuelans have been voting with their feet, with an estimated 1.6 million of them having fled their country since 2015, according to the UN agency for migration. The majority of these migrants are professionals and the middle class, thereby depriving the country of much-needed human capital. The mass emigration of Venezuelans has also strained neighboring countries (especially Colombia and Peru, which have taken in almost 1 million, and over 400,000 Venezuelans, respectively), and provided graphic images to a global audience. About two weeks ago, a Summit of 13 Latin American countries agreed to reduce restrictions on Venezuelan migrants, and appealed for more international aid to enable them deal with the inflow of Venezuelans, which Venezuela's president Maduro said was "normal."

    Who Cares?

    Venezuela's economic meltdown should be of concern to many, including those in the Internet infrastructure industry. With one chicken costing 14 million Bolivars (about $2.2), and banks out of cash, it is easy to imagine how difficult it would be to register or renew the registration of a domain name, or purchase a certificate of authority, not to mention buy hardware such as servers. Such challenges impact many people and issues such as online privacy and safety, as well as security, both within and outside Venezuela.

    Venezuela should also be a cause for concern because it has been a major source of funding for developing countries, especially in development cooperation among developing countries in the global South (the so-called South-South cooperation). Between 2000 and 2011, Venezuela spent $7.6 billion (in 2009 USD) on development finance in other countries. In addition, Venezuela initiated the Petrocaribe alliance which provides oil at concessionary terms to its 17 member countries, many of them from CARICOM, the 15-member Caribbean economic community.

    Despite the unimaginable difficulties faced by Venezuelans, they continue to make significant contributions to the maintenance of the global Internet infrastructure as well as the policy development processes that underpin it. The Venezuelan ccTLD, .VE is an important part of the Internet infrastructure, along with copies of the F and L root servers. Earlier this year, the .VE ccTLD was reported to have had an additional 48,000 domain names registered compared to a year earlier. This increase, however, is probably due to the high-handed methods of the Venezuelan government which banned the use of all non-.VE domains in the country.

    In partnership with the Latin America and Caribbean Network Information Centre (LACNIC), Internet Systems Consortium (ISC), and ICANN, Venezuela installed copies of the F- and L-root servers in 2006, and 2015, respectively, thereby helping increasing the resilience of the Internet infrastructure in the region. Venezuela's contribution to the global Internet infrastructure includes the ALBA-1 fiber cable which connects Venezuela, Cuba and Jamaica to the Internet. Other international sub-marine cable projects Venezuela is connected to include the Americas-1 South, the Americas-II, Arcos-1, the Atlantica-1/GlobeNet, and the PAC.

    Besides hardware and hard cash, Venezuela also contributes to the global Internet by participating in ICANN, and other similar regional and international organizations. Venezuela has been a member of ICANN's Government Advisory Committee (GAC) since 2014, is a member of the CCNSO as well as ALAC, and its regional structure in Latin America and the Caribbean, LACRALO. Venezuelans also contribute to the work of Internet-related regional organizations such as LACNOG and LACNIC, work in the DNS industry, and have an Internet Society (ISOC) Chapter.

    What Now?

    In view of the difficult economic situation in Venezuela and the contribution of the country and its people to the global Internet, it is fair to contemplate what can and should be done to support them. Clearly, support from the international community should be coordinated, and tailored to the missions of various organizations or partner providing such support.

    Venezuelans themselves should take the lead in the developing a support program or programs. In this regard, organizations such as ICANN and ISOC, along with international development partners (e.g. World Bank, and the ITU), should work with Venezuelans, as well as regional partners (e.g. LACNIC) to develop a support program to address current needs and plan for the recovery of the Venezuelan economy.

    Although this might be easier said than done given that the US is hell-bent on regime change in Venezuela, the old adage that there's a way where there's a will applies. ICANN, for example, can help in a number of ways including travel support to enable Venezuelans attend the organization's meetings and providing them additional slots in ICANN'S Fellowship and Future Leaders programs.

    ICANN can also support the Venezuelan Internet infrastructure and DNS industry players, including ISPs, registrars, the .VE ccTLD registry, and operators of root server copies. ICANN, ISOC, and the DNS industry outside Venezuela can hire Venezuelans who are or have been active in these communities but were forced to leave their country because of the difficult circumstances prevailing there.

    No Condition is Permanent

    Venezuela's present predicament is a good reason to recall the Nigerian proverb: No condition is permanent! As tough as things are, they will get better. Just as the United States, which once paid tributes to Barbary (aka Ottoman) corsairs based in Tripoli, Libya, can now choose when and how to lord over that country, Venezuela will one day rise from these ashes. This is a great time to leave a lasting legacy on the minds of Venezuelans, especially the younger generation, and all hands should be on deck to help them wade through their present difficulties. So, when next you get in the mood to sing What a Wonderful World, please spare a thought for Venezuela.

    Written by Katim S. Touray, International Development Consultant, and ICT for development advocate


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    Weekly Attendance: 1200

    Theology: Nondenominational 

    Neighborhood: Huntington Beach, CA

    The role: The next Lead Pastor will provide primary spiritual, visionary, and strategic leadership to Mariners Church Huntington Beach.

     

    Meet Mariners Church Huntington Beach: 

    Mariners HB is a son church of Mariners Church based in Irvine, CA, a 50+ year old non-denominational church with a history of planting churches in and around Orange County.

    In 2010, Mariners launched Rooted, a transformational discipleship experience discovered in Nairobi, Kenya and it was wildly successful.  Rooted triggered a resurgence of new people coming to church, accepting Christ, getting baptized, serving and staying together as life groups.  Mariners changed its ministry strategy from a menu-driven model to a simple path, and developed the Transformational Loop to align efforts as a church around the weekend experience, community life and outreach with Rooted as the first step.

    About the same time, Mariners started planting churches with the same DNA:  shared mission, vision, values and strategy. Because typical church plants have an extremely high failure rate, the hope was that by developing a family of churches using the same strategy with Rooted as the catalyst, a shared learnings model would allow these new churches with unique personalities to thrive in their communities.  Initially video venues, Mariners later adopted a model with Lead Pastors, live teaching, shared governance and scalable operational infrastructure. The vision to incubate and develop healthy, high performing pastors and churches capable of becoming fully independent and self-sustaining was being realized.

    Mariners Huntington Beach is one of four churches planted during this time. In 2009, Mariners HB was launched as a video venue with a Campus Pastor.

    In spite of 63 churches in the area, 54% of the population is unchurched; which means over 100,000 people in our community need to meet Jesus.  We see God moving in amazing ways and Mariners HB is primed for a new leader with a passion to reach the community of Huntington Beach and beyond, to inspire people to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world.

    Mariners Church is a community of ordinary people from all walks of life courageously trusting Him to do the extraordinary. Simply put, they trust Him to do what they can’t — heal, transform, renew, forgive, provide, and sustain. And through each redemption story of each believer at Mariners, God is glorified, lives are changed, and communities are impacted in a significant way.

    About the Lead Pastor: 

    The next Lead Pastor will provide primary spiritual, visionary, and strategic leadership to Mariners Church Huntington Beach. The successful candidate will value the heritage and legacy of the entire family of Mariners churches, and commit to being the chief champion of inspiration, calling people to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world. They will lead a world-class staff that will establish systems and programs to maintain health through a balance of discipleship, evangelism, and outreach.

    This individual will first and foremost be an excellent communicator able to teach God’s Word, with an ability to also dream and cast a vision for the next season of congregational life and community impact.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate a deep prayer life and a proven commitment to balancing the rhythms of work and life. They will be a proven “leader of leaders” who can motivate and inspire high-capacity men and women to use their gifts to further the vision.

    The Lead Pastor will: 

    • Exemplify a life of walking closely with Jesus.
    • Serve as primary Teaching Pastor.
    • Preach contextualized sermons through the blending of stories, scripture, and culturally relevant examples.
    • Deliver teaching that is largely grace-filled and biblically-based.
    • Offer life application-driven expository sermons in a conversational tone.
    • Propel a passion for life change through messages of hope.
    • Invest in fellow pastoral and ministry staff for their spiritual growth and development.
    • Communicate biblical truth in a way which inspires people to follow Jesus and fearlessly change the world.

    What you bring: 

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

    Education

    It is likely that the successful candidate will have a graduate college degree in order to be most effective with the highly-educated members of the community.

    Experience & Skills

    • Possesses an entrepreneurial ability, always thinking about and creating ways for greater impact and reaching more people.
    • A remarkable aptitude for teaching and preaching in an effective manner to reach multiple generations.
    • Exceedingly gifted with strong, relational, confident, and dynamic communicating abilities.
    • Comfortable engaging in theological discourse if/when needed.
    • Creative, balanced, and resourceful in use of time and talent.
    • Leadership proficiency in both large and small group surroundings.
    • Substantial experience with diverse people groups and communities.
    • Ability to work in an interconnected, collaborative team environment.
    • Capability to rally and mobilize individuals towards a cause.
    • Experience in complex, multi-site church settings.
    • Life experience in a setting of professionals, entrepreneurs, and people who have made it in life but are seeking significance.

    Personal Characteristics

    • Fully devoted follower of Christ who leads others into full, personal devotion by their example.
    • Champion of the vision of Mariners.
    • A willingness to maximize personal capacity for growth.
    • A supportive spouse who has a vested interest in both the marriage and the ministry, through which the relationship demonstrates a healthy marriage partnership.
    • Display a high level of emotional and relational intelligence.
    • A ‘player-coach’ who can call potential out of younger team members.
    • A measure of life experience that conveys a personal spiritual “gravitas” to those around them.

    What it's like to live in Huntington Beach, California: 

    Huntington Beach, a seaside city in Orange County in Southern California in the Los Angeles - Long Beach - Anaheim area, is an area known for both it's picturesque ocean views and city amenities. It is one of the most populous areas in the greater LA area. 

    The downtown district includes an active art center, Central Park, a large community park in the heart of the city, a colorful shopping district, and the International Surfing Museum. The iconic Huntington Beach Pier stretches from Main Street into the Pacific Ocean. Huntington Beach is also home to many colleges, institutions of higher learning, and excellent public and private schools. 

    Huntington Beach is right outside Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the United States. Los Angeles is often billed as the "Creative Capital of the World", because one in every six of its residents works in a creative industry and there are more artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers, and musicians living and working in Los Angeles than any other city at any time in history. The city's Hollywood neighborhood has become recognized as the center of the motion picture industry and the Los Angeles area is also the center of the television industry. 

    Both Los Angeles and Huntington Beach are thriving cities with a lot of culture and a lot going on. All in all, Huntington Beach is an ideal place for any couple or family to live.

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    The first step in treating a problem is admitting you have one, and Steven Brill knows what our problems are. Over the years he has enumerated the flaws of our health care industry, education system, and approach to gun regulation; his legal career has given him an ear for argument and an eye for detail. In his most recent book, Tailspin, he tells the story of “the people and forces behind America’s fifty-year fall.” Brill paints a bleak picture: public disengagement, income inequality, social and economic stagnation. Our health care is unaffordable, the roads we commute on crumble underneath us, we overdose on opioids, our news sources thrive on division. “Only a democracy and an economy that has discarded its basic mission of holding the community together, or failed at it, would produce those results,” Brill writes. How did we get here?

    Brill sees our national divide not as between left and right, or even between have and have-not, but between the majority who would benefit from government action, and the powerful few who would be harmed by it. But he offers a uniquely generous caveat: “The story is not about villains, although there are some. It is not about a conspiracy to bring the country down. It is not about one particular event or trend, and it did not spring from one single source.” As others have, Brill traces the origins of our malaise to the late 1960s and early ’70s. Instead of a litany of complaints, Brill offers a portrait of trends and their connections, in which “each element reinforced the others” to lead to national crisis, considering everything from finance and construction permits to cable TV and job-training programs. The book presents a useful and comprehensive diagnosis of our collective ills, but, despite promising to tell us about “those fighting to reverse” our decline, falls short of identifying a cure.

    Brill begins the book by blaming himself and others like him: people who benefitted from a meritocracy meant to replace the old-boy networks of previous decades. (He credits it with getting him, a working-class kid from Queens, into Yale.) Well-intentioned as it may have been to admit people to schools and offer them jobs based on talent rather than pedigree, this led to a class of knowledge workers who dug moats to protect their success. Brill writes, “The most talented, driven Americans chased the American dream—and won it for themselves. Then, in a way unprecedented in history, they were able to consolidate their winnings, outsmart and co-opt the government that might have reined them in, and pull up the ladder so more could not share in their success or challenge their primacy.” These knowledge workers made themselves indispensable to our legal and financial systems. They engineered a “casino economy” in which “trading pieces of paper” became a massive sector of the American economy, while legal protections such as the First Amendment and due process were deployed on behalf of business to loosen regulations, allow for the domination of lobbyists in Washington, and rewrite campaign-finance practices in a way that favored wealthy donors. 

    The decline of stable middle-class jobs in areas such as manufacturing coincided with the rise of this knowledge-dominated economy, and the divisions between classes rose sharply as unions were gutted and the middle class lost its bargaining power to lobbyists and lawyers. The loss of economic power led to the disappearance of a unified middle-class culture that encompassed a large percentage of the American population, and into this vacuum stepped cable-news networks that realized, as social-media companies have since, that fomenting outrage and division generates more advertising revenue than fostering solidarity. Sharing no common culture and gorged on partisan talking points, politicians and constituents alike came to define political victory as the refusal “to yield any ground to the other.” And with drastically loosened campaign-finance restrictions, elected officials had less reason to care about concrete results for their supporters and every reason to let donor interests run the show. The result, Brill laments, is that “checks and balances metastasize into paralysis, and the country’s major issues—income inequality, education, job training, the tax code, infrastructure, the deficit, health care—continue to go unaddressed.”  

    I put down Tailspin as daunted by what’s at stake as Brill, but frustrated that he didn’t dare to think bigger.

    In the latter half of the book, Brill devotes chapters to many of these topics. In each, he illustrates convincingly that knowledge workers are deployed to dig and protect the moats of the powerful. One of his most trenchant observations is that, while much in our country is dysfunctional, national-security and military concerns are well provisioned. Why? Because “everyone needs it,” unlike better roads or functional public schools, for which the powerful don’t have to turn to the government. Things break down when the people who run them don’t need them.

    Overall, Brill is deft in explaining the origins and implications of our many crises and weaving these threads into a larger tapestry of distress. His lawyerly method probably helps: it’s easy to dash off grievances, but Brill dives into the particulars of policy, procedures, and personalities, methodically picking them apart in a way others might not dare attempt.

    But he’s less insightful when he addresses the last part of his lengthy subtitle: Who are the people fighting to reverse America’s decline? Working to counter the outsized power of lobbyists, there’s OpenSecrets, the website that lists which interests donate how much to which candidates. (Perhaps, Brill muses almost mischievously, any time cable news shows a congressional hearing, the amount each legislator has received from each interest should be displayed next to their name.) To address unemployment associated with the loss of manufacturing jobs, organizations like the Coalition for Queens offer training in computer coding. (Recruits of this program emerge with jobs at “Uber, Blue Apron, Pinterest, Google, BuzzFeed, and JPMorgan Chase,” Brill gushes.) To counter partisan dysfunction, the Bipartisan Policy Center has “built a kind of shadow Congress that negotiates among themselves and produces a steady stream of policy papers.” (They have fixes for NAFTA, budget reform, and healthcare costs, “ammunition at the ready when policymakers are finally moved to use it.”)

    On their own, these initiatives are praiseworthy, and I don’t mean to disparage them. But they wither in the shadow of the towering challenges Brill identifies. I have to wonder: Are these actually the best solutions he can come up with? Nowhere does Brill consider the merits and drawbacks, for example, of a universal basic income, or worker-owned enterprises, or community land trusts. I put down Tailspin as daunted by what’s at stake as Brill, but frustrated that he didn’t dare to think bigger.

    Maybe this points to a more fundamental issue. Brill has an ideal society in mind, one that he never quite describes, but that appears to have much in common with a postwar America flush with money and bristling with military might.  He seems nostalgic for the common culture of middle-class America, but this era was not as rosy as his references suggest. (It is notable that Brill mentions racial inequality only in a few examples, and usually incidentally.) At one point he writes, “There has always been an inherent tension in societies that are politically democratic and economically capitalist. The former is based on equality; the latter is fueled by the participants’ dreams of accruing more wealth than the other guy.” Brill seems at peace with this tension; he at least thinks it’s unavoidable. But if this is his positive vision of a healthy society, I’m not sure that I share it.

    “One could call this great unraveling of American exceptionalism a perfect storm,” Brill writes. As Tailspin demonstrates, various forces combined and morphed to make existing problems worse. The paradox that runs through Brill’s narrative is that we suffered from too much of a good thing; even as the ship sailed toward the storm, it “appeared to be bright skies all along the way.”

     

    Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America’s Fifty-Year Fall—and Those Fighting to Reverse It
    Steven Brill
    Knopf, $28.95, 464 pp.


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    SQL Server: Security for Developers
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    Learn how to protect databases and preserve the integrity of an organization's data by configuring the security settings in SQL Server. This course cover