North Cancels Private Aid Discussion

first_img North Cancels Private Aid Discussion News By Chris Green – 2012.08.29 4:11pm AvatarChris Green There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News center_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak North Korea has cancelled talks with two South Korean NGOs on the subject of aid that were due to take place in the North today.The two groups, Okedongmu Children in Korea and Foundation of Inter-Korean Cooperation, said they received news of the cancellation by fax from the North Korean National Reconciliation Council.It is unclear why the meeting was called off, but both the aftermath of yesterday’s Typhoon Bolaven and anger at the ongoing ‘Ulchi Freedom Guardian’ joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises have since been put forward as possible triggers. Facebook Twitter News SHARElast_img read more

John Bohenick To Succeed James Orchard As Dayco CEO

first_img“I am very excited to be joining Dayco. We will continue to execute our strategic initiatives focused on driving to make our customers more successful now and into the future,” said Bohenick. “The Dayco brand name and promise is highly valued worldwide by our customers and I am anxious to work with our 4,300 dedicated associates and global executive leadership team to continue to maximize the performance of the company for our customers, employees and shareholders.” TROY, Mich. – Dayco announced today that John Bohenick has been named to succeed James Orchard as CEO of the company and its principal subsidiaries, effective Sept. 2. Bohenick also has been appointed to the board of managers of the company effective the same date. Orchard will become a special adviser to the board of managers and Bohenick to facilitate an orderly transition of executive leadership through Dec. 31, 2014. Bohenick, for the past four years, has served as president, SKF Sealing Solutions, a business unit of AB SKF, a global leader for design and manufacturing of bearings, seals, lubrication, mechatronics and services. He previously spent 20 years working for Gates Corp. in a variety of leadership roles culminating in being named president. His career also included working for General Motors on powertrain and vehicle systems. “John is a talented and proven global industry executive,” said Orchard. “His leadership and engineering background, along with his focus on product innovation, and passion for the customer make him the ideal CEO to lead Dayco’s worldwide organization.”center_img Richard Newsted, non-executive chairman of the board of managers, said: “On behalf of the company, I would like to thank Jim Orchard for his executive leadership over the past six years. He has been the primary architect of the company’s vision and strategic roadmap, which are the foundation of the company. We wish him much happiness in his next chapter. We also welcome John Bohenick to the company and look forward to his leadership of our talented global team.”  AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img read more

First steps into South East Asia for Qatargas LNG

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Return of County players a boost for Borrisoleigh

first_imgBorrisoleigh aim to be a force to be reckoned with in this years County Senior Hurling Championship.They overcame reigning champions Clonoulty Rossmore in their opening game of the competition last weekend.Borris secretary Gerry Treacy says having county players Brendan Maher and Dan McCormack back in action will be key to their challenge for the Dan Breen Cup. Photo © @SportsFocuslast_img

Boost for SA aerospace industry

first_img31 August 2007The government this week endorsed three initiatives aimed at boosting South Africa’s aerospace industry: building a multi-million rand component supplier park outside Pretoria; expanding an existing support programme for suppliers; and tackling the shortage of skills in the industry.According to Business Day, the supplier park, the Centurion Aerospace Village, will be built with R29-million provided by the European Union, which has also pledged a further R40-million for the project over the next two years.The supplier park will cluster aerospace manufacturing companies that cater for international markets.The second initiative involves expansion of the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative, which aims to develop an industry supplier base through a supply-chain improvement programme and a supplier development programme.According to Business Day, the support initiative will involve the incubation of programmes worth R10-million per year.Taking up the skills challengeThe third initiative involves work done by the National Aerospace Centre of Excellence (NACoE) to address the scarcity of skills and capacity in the local aerospace industry.Engineering News reported this week that European commercial and military airline manufacturer Airbus had entered into a research and technology development partnership with the NACoE, Stellenbosch University and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.Under the partnership, Airbus and the NACoE have committed to fund 30 South African postgraduate positions for work focussing on aerospace-related topics, with core themes such as the development and application of automation and smart structures techniques, technologies and processes.According to Engineering News, Airbus is also working closely with the Department of Science and Technology and the NACoE to develop a scheme that will eventually encompass all areas of aerospace, aerostructures, systems engineering, manufacturing, aircraft operations and management.“This symbiotic relationship will also benefit local small and medium-sized enterprises wanting to position themselves as suppliers to Airbus and other original equipment manufacturers,” Airbus international cooperation manager Remy Moreau told Engineering News.“It will enable them to source local students who are familiar with Airbus, its processes and culture, but without any additional cost to themselves.”Export growth potentialThe government’s prioritising of SA’s aerospace industry is in line with its aim to increase the country’s exports. It also seeks to exploit the growth in commercial air traffic, and the consequent need for aircraft maintenance and modification, around the continent.According to Business Day, government research shows that technology-intensive industries in developing countries grew by 20% over a 13-year period, as opposed to slower growth for lower-tech and resource-based industries.Speaking to journalists at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria this week, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said the government, in deciding whether to back the aerospace sector, was “acutely aware that technology and knowledge are crucial factors of production in modern advanced economies, and those new technological developments can create platforms for further innovations.”Mpahlwa added that as much as three-quarters the more than 200 local companies involved in aerospace-related work were smaller firms, pointing to a thriving medium-sized industry base.In a further boost to South Africa’s aerospace ambitions, the Department of Science and Technology announced this week that the long-awaited South African Space Agency, which will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the country’s space and technology programmes, will be set up by March 2008.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

MoveSmart: Mashups for Housing Integration

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Chicago based MoveSmart.org is a project aiming to make housing integration a reality, years after legal changes have left de facto segregation intact, by using mashups. The project will combine collections of data concerning public amenities and services, demographic data and economic numbers together with housing search. Think of it as Trulia plus, with a social justice angle, or Zillow for people interested in more than just the price of a house.The idea is that people without a whole lot of money have less access today to in-depth research about the areas in a city they might want to move to. By giving anyone the ability to research the public services, cultural opportunities and racial diversity of a neighborhood, traditionally less empowered people can make more informed decisions about moving.I think this is a great idea and hope the project will succeed. Launching first in Chicago in Q3 of this year, it would be great to see MoveSmart go nation wide. MoveSmart is one of the first entrants in the NetSquared Mashup Challenge, an event that will bring nonprofit mashups together with developers, feedback and funding. $100,000 will be distributed by NetSquared to selected finalists at the event in May. Check out the work over there and consider lending a hand.center_img Tags:#Non-Profits#Product Reviews#web marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

At TDWI: Finding a middle way between Hadoop and relational data warehousing

first_imgI realized this when I was in Chicago the first week of May, attending The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI) conference, where the theme was “Preparing for the Practical Realities of Big Data.” And since it’s built on Intel® architecture, and leverages the full power of Intel® Xeon® E7 processors, HANA has hardware-enhanced performance and security built in, with solid-state drives and cache acceleration for blazing speed and stability. Watch this interview from TDWI to learn more about SAP HANA and how the database helps address big data challenges. There are high expectations around big data at the moment. Many people in marketing, product development, and analytics teams can’t wait to get their hands on big data intelligence to better understand and target audiences. With this in mind, I attended the keynote address by Ken Rudin, director of Analytics at Facebook—a leader in cool, cutting-edge big data processing and analysis addressing a conference of (what some would consider) old-school DBAs. The message from Rudin, who has held senior leadership positions at Zynga, Salesforce.com, and Oracle, was fascinating: Don’t get caught in the tyranny of either/or when it comes to data analysis—businesses need both traditional relational database processing and Hadoop*-based big data analysis. If you’re thinking big data analytics will solve all your BI challenges, you may be looking at it wrong… Follow Tim and Twitter @TimIntel and the SAP analytics team at @SAPAnalytics.Additionally, @TDWI has some very interesting DW feeds. If you’re looking for the technology to get the most impact out of analytics, look no further. So the question is not, how do you get from old-school to cutting edge as soon as possible. Rather, ask which technology is right to generate impact out of data. @krudin said that Facebook started out relying almost solely on Hadoop and big data when the social media giant first launched, but now is increasingly incorporating OLAP and OLTP processes into its analytics. Hadoop is best at exploring huge data sets—putting all the data into one system to discover patterns. Traditional relational data analytics is best at business, looking at focused data to derive metrics and more actionable, granular analysis. Both are valuable technologies: which one is best depends on what kind of impact you are looking for. At the SAP booth, I presented a discussion of the newly released joint solution from SAP and Intel that has optimized Intel® Distribution of Apache Hadoop* software for the SAP HANA* in-memory database. Using SAP Smart Data Access* (watch for availability in coming weeks), this big data solution is able to leverage all types of data for processing in analytical applications. However, TDWI isn’t their show. At TDWI, the focus instead is on traditional database administrators, data analysts, and data scientists, and it’s a very technical conference firmly based on OLAP and OLTP analytics and hands-on issues of data warehousing. Then the question becomes: What’s the best way to integrate data stored in Hadoop into a traditional OLAP or OLTP infrastructure for processing? The answer is just around the corner. This was a conclusion that appealed to many at TDWI, as several people I spoke to registered a bit of skepticism about the value of Hadoop as an engine for analytics. For them, the main attraction of Hadoop is its potential to act as a backend data storage mechanism, where unstructured data can be warehoused.last_img read more