2008 Leisure Taiwan launched in Taipei World Trade Center

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

This year’s Leisure Taiwan trade show (a.k.a Taiwan Sport Recreation and Leisure Show) started yesterday, with 131 companies participating including sports media companies such as ESPN and VideoLand Television, businesses selling sports equipment and fitness clubs.

There were also a variety of sports being played in the arena built for the trade show. The events included a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, free style shooting, and bicycle test-riding. In addition, conferences discussed issues related to sports and physical education.

A major topic in the trade show was energy-efficiency and, as a result, bicycles and similar sports equipment were being heavily promoted.

Next Tuesday, companies from the electronics industry plan to promote their industry at “2008 Digital E-Park.” In previous years, organizations from the electronics industry have showcased their products at Leisure Taiwan instead of at the Digital E-Park, so this move has reduced the number of markets covered by Leisure Taiwan.

Archive360 Delivers Day One Support For Microsoft Cognitive &Amp; Media Services And Microsoft Azure Arc

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Archive360 Delivers Day-One Support for Microsoft Cognitive & Media Services and Microsoft Azure Arc by prpingNEW YORK, NY, September 28, 2017 – Microsoft Ignite September 25-29, Booth #1045 Archive360, the world’s leading provider of data migration and management solutions for the Microsoft cloud, today announced Archive2Azure’s day-one support for Microsoft Azure Cognitive & Media Services and Microsoft’s new Azure Archival storage tier. Eliminating time consuming, manual indexing of audio and video files frequently stored in SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Azure, Archive2Azure now expands on Microsoft machine learning capabilities for more intelligent and automated audio and video indexing, search, translation and transcription.Archive2Azure now also supports Microsoft’s new ultra-low-cost Azure Archival storage tier, lowering total storage ownership costs even further. Now Archive2Azure provides companies three Azure storage tiers, Hot, Cool, and Archival. Archive2Azure Cognitive & Media Services and Azure Archival storage tier support will be showcased during Microsoft Ignite, Orlando, Fla., September 25-29 in Archive360’s booth #1045.”The increasing volume of audio and video content stored in SharePoint Online, OneDrive and Azure has become a tedious management challenge for today’s enterprises including corporate legal departments for eDiscovery,” said Tibi Popp, Co-Founder and CTO, Archive360. “Traditionally, they’ve had little indexable data for search and discovery processes and both indexing and search has been largely done through time consuming and error-prone, manual processes. With our support out of the gate for Azure Cognitive & Media Services and the Azure Archival storage tier, we’re automating the indexing process, greatly speeding search and improving discovery accuracy while dramatically lowering total storage costs.” “Because indexing and searching audio and video files has been such a time-consuming process, many organizations have large stockpiles of these files that are difficult and costly to search and discover. This can present eDiscovery, compliance and governance challenges as well as policy-based management issues,” said George Crump, Chief Analyst and Founder, Storage Switzerland. “Archive360 is helping to solve this. By taking advantage of Microsoft’s new Azure capabilities such as Cognitive & Media Services and a low-cost Archival storage tier, they’re taking the cost and risk out of the retention and searchability of audio and video files.”Archive2Azure Cognitive & Media Services indexes audio and video files by spoken word, producing a complete transcription of the speech. Extending Microsoft machine learning, it can immediately translate content into one of 53 foreign languages and, in the near future, will even perform image tracking, facial recognition and emotion from video files. As a result, audio and video files have much more robust indexable metadata which greatly speeds search and dramatically raises accuracy over that of human search.Archive2Azure also now supports the new Azure Archival storage tier. Introduced by Microsoft this week, the Azure Archival storage tier, which joins Microsoft’s existing hot and cool storage tiers, enables a very low cost destination for the long-term archiving of low-touch and inactive files. Archive2Azure will support this new storage tier from day one via FastCollect for SharePoint Extension (see related announcement dated today and found here: http://www.archive360.com/news/), enabling SharePoint Online users to dramatically lower storage and information management costs.”Archive360 is always in lock step with Microsoft, delivering the most advanced functionality available to support new Microsoft developments upon their release,” said Bill Tolson, Vice President of Marketing for Archive360. “With the ability to automatically and intelligently index audio and video files, we’re now better able to support customers with large sets of this data type with the advanced solution they want to improve policy-based retention and disposition, discovery reliability and faster search.”Archive2Azure Cognitive & Media Services and Archive2Azure support for the Azure Archival storage tier are available now. For more information, please visit: http://www.archive360.com/products/archive2azure/Tweet this: .@Microsoft @Archive360 Delivers Day-One Support for #Microsoft Cognitive Services and #Azure Archival storage tier http://www.archive360.com/news/ #Archive2AzureAbout Archive360Archive360 is the world’s leading provider of data migration and management solutions for the Microsoft cloud. Since 2012, Archive360 has securely migrated data into the Microsoft cloud with record-breaking speed, verifiable data fidelity and legally defensible chain of custody. Archive360’s Archive2AzureTM solution is the compliance and unstructured data storage and management solution based on the Microsoft Azure platform. Archive360 is a global organization that delivers its solutions both directly and through a worldwide network of partners. Archive360 is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider and the Archive2AzureTM solution is Microsoft Azure Certified. 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Chicago Transit Authority announces repairs to Blue and Red Line

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) riders on the subway portions of the Red and Blue lines may see relief of the slow zone in the coming months. So-called “slow zones” are locations where trains travel at restricted speeds because of track work or deteriorating conditions.

The CTA is putting nearly US$15 millions towards renovation of the O’Hare to Clark/Lake portion of the Blue Line and Chicago to Belmont portions of the Red Line. Work will happen during off peak and overnight hours. The CTA says that one track operations and delays may occur.

“We have heard our customers’ frustration with slow zones and today we are acting to address their concerns,” said Chicago Transit Board chairperson Carole Brown. “I am pleased that we are able to leverage existing contracts to begin this work and I look forward to working with state lawmakers to increase transit investment to bring our entire system to a state of good repair.”

Argentina defeats Paraguay 6-1 in Copa America 2015 semi-finals

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

On Tuesday, Argentina defeated Paraguay 6–1 in the second semi-final of the 2015 Copa América((en))Spanish language: America Cup which was held in Concepción city of Chile to reach the finals.

Argentina had about 60% possession of the ball in front of Paraguay. Two Argentine players and three Paraguayan players were yellow carded in this match with 31 fouls committed. Marcos Rojo netted the first goal of the match in the 15th minute, assisted by captain Lionel Messi. Javier Pastore scored the second goal for Argentina in the 27th minute, also assisted by Messi. Just two minutes before half-time, Lucas Barrios scored the goal for Paraguay to make the score 2–1 at half time.

In the second half, Ángel Di María scored two goals in the 47th and 53rd minutes, in which the former goal was assisted by Pastore. Sergio Agüero scored the fifth goal for Argentina in the 80th minute assisted by Di Maria. Three minutes later, Higuaín scored the last goal of the match assisted by Messi. Thus Messi completed a hat-trick of assists in the match.

Argentina now faces Chile in the Copa America final on July 4 at Santiago.


June 30, 2015
Argentina 6-1 Paraguay Concepción Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Rojo 15’Pastore 27’Di María 47′, 53’Agüero 80’Higuaín 83′ Barrios 43′

Should I Buy New Motorcycle Engines Or Used Motorcycle Engines?

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By Billy Edwards

It depends a lot on what you intend to use your Motorcycle Engines for. If you are going to be using the Motorcycle Engines solely for installation on motorcycles, then used Motorcycle Engines may do already (though if you really want to splurge, new ones are even better.) But what if you were going to place the Motorcycle Engines in cars (rather than car engines)? How would that work out?

Actually, this is already being done by many car assembly hobbyists. Usually, the cars to be powered by Motorcycle Engines are just small cars whose size and weight specifications are proportional to the power output of the Motorcycle Engines. As far back as the 1940s, the Cooper Car Company had been undertaking this practice – to make race cars, at that. Even BMW had tried doing that too in the 1950s. Though the general public may be ignorant of this trend, motorcycle and car assembly hobbyists know this practice works and with relatively good results. Their creations might be known as motorcycle/car hybrids.

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The motorcycle/car hybrids are probably still being built today in someone’s backyard with better results than those experienced back in the 1940s and 1950s – all because modern day Motorcycle Engines are stronger, faster, and better engineered than their early ancestors. Thanks to the decades of research done on how to improve Motorcycle Engines, hobbyists are reaping better rewards from their hybrid assembly efforts.

However, just because it looks like a car, runs like a car, and seems to behave like a car doesn’t mean your motorcycle/car hybrid is automatically allowed on public and private roads in your country. The fact that you are using Motorcycle Engines to power the hybrids may be breaking the law for motor vehicles at some point (especially if you are one of the first to make and try to run these types of hybrids in that country.) So, unless you have some kind of special permit to run your hybrid on public and private roads, you may have to confine use of your Motorcycle Engines-powered hybrid vehicle in special areas only (like in a private racetrack or in an enclosed private family compound.)

If you are attracted to the idea of building motorcycle/car hybrid vehicles powered by Motorcycle Engines by yourself, be forewarned that the process actually entails quite an all-encompassing knowledge of how Motorcycle Engines work, how cars work, and how you can bridge any differences in the engineering of both or either with your own creativity and resources. A very smart mechanic/hobbyist can probably learn from manuals and prototypes alone – but for the less experienced and less talented hobbyist, full-time tutelage under someone very experienced in creating motorcycle/car hybrid vehicles might be more appropriate. There’s no shame in asking for experienced guidance (except maybe to your ego) and in the end, you may get better results that way.

Equally surprising is that companies have been established throughout the world which concentrate on creating such motorcycle/car hybrid vehicles, many for racing. It might benefit you if you did research on how these companies do their work before you set about creating your own motorcycle/car hybrid vehicle.

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Iran stands defiant on Uranium enrichment

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Sunday, May 21, 2006Iran has rejected European Union incentives to give up its uranium enrichment program. Foreign ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said that any plan has to acknowledge Iran’s legal rights under international law, including Article IV of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Learn more about Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty on Wikipedia.

It is believed that Britain, France, and Germany, all member states of the EU, are developing incentives for Iran to give up its enrichment programming in an attempt to defuse mutual fears and perceptions of threats by US, Israeli, and Iranian governments. The incentives are believed to include a raft of security, trade and technology benefits.

The proposal by the three EU members encourages other nations to support the construction of light water power generation reactors, to set up a nuclear fuel bank and the relaxation of United States trade restrictions to allow Iran to purchase commercial planes built in the US. These incentives are conditional upon Iran renouncing its rights under Article IV of the NPT, i.e. stopping its Uranium enrichment program, and cooperating with the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in ways additional to its present cooperation, which at present includes continuous monitoring of many key Iranian nuclear facilities by the IAEA.

If Iran doesn’t comply, Britain, France and Germany will support economic sanctions against Iran, the refusal to issue visas to Iranian officials and a freeze on the assets belonging to individuals and corporations with ties to the Iranian regime.

Mr Asefi said he would not comment on the proposal at this stage. He said it would be “hasty to comment on a raw proposal that has been brought up in the media, and still neither officially nor unofficially given to us.”

Mr Asefi said that any plan would have to recognise Iran’s rights to be considered. “The basis of our work is that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s rights must be recognised in any plan,” he said.

“We cannot retreat. The proposal should provide ways to secure our rights,” he said. “We will not stop enrichment.”

Mr. Asefi warned Europe against economic sanctions saying that they would harm Europe. “We have broad trade and economic ties with European and non-European countries. These ties can be damaged and this damage will harm European countries even more.” he said.

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans graduate students

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See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list.Tuesday, September 13, 2005

NAICU has created a list of colleges and universities accepting and/or offering assistance to displace faculty members. [1]Wednesday, September 7, 2005

This list is taken from Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students, and is intended to make searching easier for faculty, graduate, and professional students.

In addition to the list below, the Association of American Law Schools has compiled a list of law schools offering assistance to displaced students. [2] As conditions vary by college, interested parties should contact the Office of Admissions at the school in question for specific requirements and up-to-date details.

The Association of American Medical Colleges is coordinating alternatives for medical students and residents displaced by Hurricane Katrina. [3]

ResCross.net is acting as a central interactive hub for establishing research support in times of emergency. With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible. [4]

With so many scientists affected by Hurricane Katrina, ResCross is currently focused on providing information to identify sources of emergency support as quickly as possible.

Physics undergraduates, grad students, faculty and high school teachers can be matched up with housing and jobs at universities, schools and industry. [5] From the American Association of Physics Teachers, the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics and the American Physical Society.

If you are seeking or providing assistance, please use this site to find information on research support, available lab space/supplies, resources, guidelines and most importantly to communicate with fellow researchers.

The following is a partial list, sorted by location.

Alabama |Alaska |Arizona |Arkansas |California |Colorado |Connecticut |Delaware |District of Columbia |Florida |Georgia |Hawaii |Idaho |Illinois |Indiana |Iowa |Kansas |Kentucky |Louisiana |Maine |Maryland |Massachusetts |Michigan |Minnesota |Mississippi |Missouri |Montana |Nebraska |Nevada |New Hampshire |New Jersey |New Mexico |New York |North Carolina |North Dakota |Ohio |Oklahoma |Oregon |Pennsylvania |Rhode Island |South Carolina |South Dakota |Tennessee |Texas |Utah |Vermont |Virginia |Washington |West Virginia |Wisconsin |Wyoming |Canada

Colleges offering admission to displaced New Orleans students/OH-WY

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See the discussion page for instructions on adding schools to this list and for an alphabetically arranged listing of schools.

Due to the damage by Hurricane Katrina and subsequent flooding, a number of colleges and universities in the New Orleans metropolitan area will not be able to hold classes for the fall 2005 semester. It is estimated that 75,000 to 100,000 students have been displaced. [1]. In response, institutions across the United States and Canada are offering late registration for displaced students so that their academic progress is not unduly delayed. Some are offering free or reduced admission to displaced students. At some universities, especially state universities, this offer is limited to residents of the area.

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  • 1 Overview
  • 2 Ohio
  • 3 Oklahoma
  • 4 Oregon
  • 5 Pennsylvania
  • 6 Rhode Island
  • 7 South Carolina
  • 8 South Dakota
  • 9 Tennessee
  • 10 Texas
  • 11 Utah
  • 12 Vermont
  • 13 Virginia
  • 14 Washington
  • 15 West Virginia
  • 16 Wisconsin
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Co Q10 And Statins Bad News For Those With High Cholesterol

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Submitted by: D. Thomas Webb

Many seem to be looking for some definitive information on CoQ10 and statins, the most popular therapy for lowering our cholesterol levels. Unfortunately, information coming from the medical community points to bad news for those taking statins to keep their cholesterol levels in check.

Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is synthesized naturally in your body and is found in every cell. It plays a key role in the

mitochondria,

the part of a cell that produces energy. Without that energy, your cells would perish.

Much of the information available today indicate that low CoQ10 levels are a

side effect

of taking a statin drug. This is entirely incorrect.

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Cholesterol is synthesized from the same substance as CoQ10

(mevalonate)

. Statin drugs are designed to act on your body’s synthesis of mevalonate to limit the production of cholesterol. Unfortunately, this will necessarily limit the synthesis of CoQ10, as well. Some studies have indicated that taking statins can decrease CoQ10 levels by as much as forty percent, but not as a side effect.

What does that mean for people that take one of the many statin drugs?

Many in the medical community think that CoQ10 plays a valuable roll in your heart’s operation. It is believed to ease high blood pressure, regulate heart rhythm, and lower chest pain and raise exercise toleration in angina patients.

People suffering heart failure have been found to have lower levels of CoQ10 in heart muscle cells. CoQ10 is thought to increase energy production in the heart muscle, increasing the strength of the pumping action. A low CoQ10 level doesn’t

cause

heart failure, but higher levels of the enzyme in heart muscle cells may decrease the incidence or severity of the condition.

In your brain, CoQ10 levels begin decreasing at age 20. Lowest levels are found in those that have suffered a stroke. Additionally, people suffering from Parkinson’s show a lower than normal level of CoQ10. Research has indicated that increasing the enzyme may increase the level of the neurotransmitter

dopamine,

which appears to be lowered in those with the disease. Additionally, it has been suggested that CoQ10 may protect brain cells from free radical damage.

The enzyme may be used in a number of other areas, including diabetes and migraines. All evidence of it’s effects on these conditions is anecdotal, but many swear by the results.

To date, no

definitive

studies have been done on the true effects of statins on CoQ10 levels. Some smaller studies, however, have shown a striking correlation.

A study at Columbia University found that taking 80 milligrams of a statin drug for 30 days cut CoQ10 levels in half. Kanazawa University researchers in Japan found that even low doses of statins (10 milligrams per day) given over 8 weeks lowered CoQ10 levels by forty percent. Some are now beginning to wonder if the benefits from statin drugs (lower cholesterol) are worth it’s apparent negative effects on CoQ10 levels.

These studies were small, and small studies are not regarded as definitive in the medical community. If, however, you are taking a statin drug to control your cholesterol level, staying current on any future developments in the discussions of CoQ10 and statins is in your interest.

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Scientology ties at New Village Leadership Academy stir controversy for Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Calabasas, California private elementary school New Village Leadership Academy (NVLA) opened its 2009–10 school year this week amid controversy over its connections to Scientology. The school was founded by celebrity couple Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, who paid about US$1 million to lease the facility in 2008. Former head of school Jacqueline Olivier was removed from her job in July, and replaced by Piano Foster, an individual who has taken Scientology courses at the organization’s Celebrity Centre.

Smith and Pinkett-Smith are good friends with Scientologists Katie Holmes and her husband Tom Cruise. In 2006, Smith acknowledged to World Entertainment News Network that he had discussed Scientology with Cruise: “I’ve talked to Tom about it. [There’s] lots of incredible, wonderful concepts but Jada and I don’t necessarily believe in organized religion.” ABC News reported that 2008 tax returns for the Smiths show they gave $122,500 to organizations with ties to the Church of Scientology.

“All I can say is it is not a Scientology school.”

In an interview with Ebony, Pinkett-Smith denied the school was affiliated with Scientology: “All I can say is it is not a Scientology school. Now, If you don’t trust me, and you are questioning my integrity, that’s a whole different matter. That is straight evil to think I would bring families into that educational institution and then try to get them to convert into some religion,” she said. According to New York Daily News, the school is registered with the government of California as “non-religious”.

The school utilizes a teaching methodology called Study Technology, which was developed by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Study Technology is promoted through Applied Scholastics, a Scientology-associated organization founded in 1972. “Study Technology is a secular methodology intended to help students better understand what is being studied and apply it to real life,” said Pinkett-Smith in an email to ABCnews.com. Karin Pouw, an official with the Church of Scientology, was contacted by ABC News but did not comment on a possible affiliation between NVLA and Scientology, instead referring questions back to the school itself.

New York Daily News cited Radar Online in reporting that former head of school Olivier was fired from her position because she had issues with the Study Tech teaching methodology used in the school. According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Olivier was removed from her $200,000 position with the school because she reportedly did not agree with portions of the school’s curriculum which were developed by L. Ron Hubbard.

“What they seem to have is some sort of a hybrid. Scientology repackaged for the Hollywood crowd.”

Carnegie Mellon University computer science Professor David S. Touretzky, described by ABC News as “the most ardent critic of Study Technology”, spoke with ABCNews.com about his thoughts on Scientology connections with the school: “What they seem to have is some sort of a hybrid. Scientology repackaged for the Hollywood crowd. It’s hitting all the politically correct elements … but snuck in there is this Scientology stuff.” Professor Touretzky operates a web site which analyzes Study Tech and argues that it is actually a form of Scientology masked as an educational method. In a February 2008 interview with Wikinews, Professor Touretzky mused that recent criticism of Scientology on the Internet might prove to “warn off Hollywood celebs from cozying up to the cult”, including Will Smith.

Executive director of the California Association of Independent Schools, Jim McManus, was also critical of L. Ron Hubbard’s methodology, stating: “I look at the Study Tech ideas and it doesn’t seem sound educationally.” University of Virginia psychology professor Dan Willingham, author of Why Don’t Students Like School, asserted to ABC News that the methodology is flawed: “It’s perfectly possible that the methodology is based on ridiculous principles and that something effective is happening in the classroom, but ridiculous principles certainly lowers that possibility.”

“This revenue stream is one of the many sources of income which the Church of Scientology uses for such tactics as invoking frivolous lawsuits and hiring private investigators to intimidate critics.”

Members of the Internet-based group critical of Scientology, Project Chanology, were present at the school’s 2009 opening to protest what they called a “front” of the Church of Scientology. A 2008 press release by Project Chanology was critical of what it referred to as the revenue the Church of Scientology receives from licensing fees schools pay the organization for utilizing the Study Tech teaching methodology. “This revenue stream is one of the many sources of income which the Church of Scientology uses for such tactics as invoking frivolous lawsuits and hiring private investigators to intimidate critics,” said the press release.

According to the web site TruthAboutScientology.com, which publishes data compiled from Scientology magazines Freewinds, Celebrity and Auditor, multiple individuals in management roles at NVLA have attended Scientology classes. In addition to the newly installed head of school, Piano Foster, the school’s director of learning Tasia Jones and its artistic director Sisu Raiken have both received Scientology course training. “I officially took over on July 1, 2009, and I’m looking forward to the challenge. I’ve been working in education for the past 20 years at various public and charter schools so I feel I’m ready for the job,” said Foster of her new position at NVLA.