Prothom alo file PhotoA week has passed since the prime minister announced that there would no longer be any quota in public service jobs, following which the protesting students postponed their agitation.However, no gazette regarding the quota has been issued as yet.The cabinet division and the public administration ministry are in a quandary as to what to do and many questions remain unanswered.In the meantime, different organisations of freedom fighters and their children took to the streets in Dhaka and outside Dhaka. They have called for a grand rally at Shahbagh in the capital on 28 April.Many women organisations are also demanding that quota for women quota in public service to be retained. There is debate over district quotas.No committee has been formed as yet to decide about quotas for disabled and ethnic minorities and no one has a clear idea about how the current recruitment process will proceed.All this has created confusion among the protesters about the fate of the prime minister’s announcement.There is much discussion about the implementation of the announcement on this sensitive issue in the election year. Administrative officials think that it is important to make the quota issue clear. They, however, think that it will take time to make clarify whether the quota system will be fully scraped or not. They said that this issue is complex as no decision will please everyone. The government has to analyse the issue before taking a final decision.The protesters are also confused. Several of their leaders told Prothom Alo that they think that the government’s target was simply to stop the movement. They are disappointed and angry with the activities of the police and some ruling party student wing Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leaders after they postponed their movement. The recent picking up of three of their leaders by law enforcers and, subsequent release, has also given them cause to worry. A leader said that they do not believe that prime minister will back away from her announcement but confusion was created among students because of the behaviour by the police, BCL and other quarters.However, public administration ministry officials said that as the head of the government made the announcement in parliament, so there is no room for confusion. However, a gazette is needed to make this official. They are waiting for directives from the prime minister’s office.When asked, senior secretary of public administration ministry Mozammel Haque Khan told Prothom Alo that there is no need to be worried over the quota system in public service.So far, the government’s formal decision over the quota system is an announcement made by prime minister Sheikh Hasina in parliament, he said, adding that it is, however, clear that members of ethnic communities and the differently-abled will be recruited through a special system.Asked why the government is taking time to issue the gazette, Mozammel Haque Khan said that it would not take long.Whether the gazette is issued or not, the quota system has been abolished and this is final, he also said.Several officials of the cabinet division told Prothom Alo that they are considering quota system abolished after PM’s announcement. Now if prime minister wants to keep a special arrangement for members of ethnic communities and the differently-abled, it would be fixed by a committee, headed by the cabinet secretary, they added.But, these officials have not yet received any written directives in this regard.Cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam on Tuesday told Prothom Alo that there has been no further progress on the cancelation of the quota system.Students and job-seekers have long been waging demonstrations for reform of the existing quota system in public service, terming it complicated and discriminatory.They say they are not anti-quota protesters; rather they want reformation in the system.According to a Bangladesh Bureau of Statistic (BBS) survey, as many as 2.6 million people are unemployed. And only 359,261 public service posts are vacant as of January 2018, says a report provided by the public administration ministry to Jatiya Sangsad.Prime minister Sheikh Hasina announced on 11 April, amid countrywide demonstrations demanding a reform in quota system, that the quota system would be abolished altogether.The PM, now abroad, will return on 23 April and fly abroad in the last week of April. And so quota related complications will need some more time to be resolved, said cabinet secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam.However, amid the confusion over the quota system’s existence, the process of public service recruitment is going on.Asked about this, former cabinet secretary Ali Imam Majumder told Prothom Alo that the government should issue a circular over the quota system, resolving all complexities as early as possible.”I personally support quotas in some cases. However, open-competition (merit) jobs should be at least of 80 per cent in BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service),” he added.*This report, originally published in Prothom Alo print edition, has been rewritten in English by Mushfique Wadud and Imam Hossain.
APFlorida Gov. Rick Scott gestures as he speaks during a news conference near Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where a former student is suspected of killing at least 17 people Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. The shooting at a South Florida high school sent students rushing into the streets as SWAT team members swarmed in and locked down the building. Police were warning that the shooter was still at large even as ambulances converged on the scene and emergency workers appeared to be treating those possibly wounded. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)Three weeks after the Parkland high school shooting, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has a gun-control bill on his desk that challenges the National Rifle Association but falls short of what the Republican and survivors of the massacre demanded.Now he must decide whether to sign it. Scott has not said what he will do, and he plans to take up the issue Friday with relatives of 17 people slain in the Feb. 14 attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.“I’m going to take the time and I’m going to read the bill and I’m going to talk to families,” he said.State lawmakers delivered the reform package Thursday. The governor has 15 days to sign it, veto it or let it become law without his signature.The measure would raise the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21 and extend a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns. It would also create a so-called guardian program enabling school employees and many teachers to carry handguns if they go through law enforcement training and their school districts agree to participate.Other provisions would create new mental health programs for schools and establish an anonymous tip line where students and others could report threats to schools. The bill would also ban bump stocks that allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire and seek to improve communication between schools, law enforcement and state agencies.Scott has received top marks from the NRA in the past for supporting gun-rights measures, but he broke with the lobbying group after last month’s slayings, which reinvigorated the gun-control movement.The governor, who is expected to seek a U.S. Senate seat later this year, has called for raising the minimum age to purchase any type of gun, but he does not support arming teachers. Instead, he wanted lawmakers to adopt his own $500 million proposal to put at least one law enforcement officer in every school.The NRA opposes raising age limits to buy weapons or imposing new waiting periods. In a statement Thursday, NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer called the bill “a display of bullying and coercion” that would violate Second Amendment rights and punish law-abiding citizens.President Donald Trump congratulated Florida on the legislation, saying state lawmakers “passed a lot of very good legislation last night.”During a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Trump said the White House was working on a plan to ban bump stocks and that efforts to enhance background checks were “moving along well” in Congress.The Florida bill’s narrow passage reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and opposition. Survivors were split as well.Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was among those killed, said more needed to be done, but there was enough good in the bill that it should pass.“My precious daughter Meadow’s life was taken, and there’s nothing I can do to change that. But make no mistake: I’m a father, and I’m on a mission. I’m on a mission to make sure I’m the last dad to ever read a statement of this kind.”The Tampa Bay Times reported that officials in the state’s largest school districts, including Miami-Dade and Broward counties, have balked at the idea of arming employees and instead called for funding to support putting more police officers in schools.Florida’s teachers union asked Scott to veto $67 million set aside for the guardian program. Under Florida law, Scott can sign the bill but use his line-item veto power to eliminate the funding.“If guns are the appropriate answer, then we owe it to our children to provide appropriate numbers of professional, trained law enforcement personnel … whose work assignment is to protect students and staff,” Florida Education Association President Joanne McCall said in a statement.Teachers in some states, including Texas, can carry concealed weapons if they have required training. At least eight states allow, or do not specifically prohibit, concealed weapons in K-12 schools, according to the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.Meanwhile, one student injured in the shooting was transferred to intensive care after his condition worsened. A hospital spokeswoman said 15-year-old Anthony Borges’ condition became critical overnight.A family attorney did not immediately respond to a request for information. The student has filed notice that he will sue Florida authorities to seek money to cover the cost of his recovery.The suspect in the attack, Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old former Stoneman Douglas student, faces 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder for the massacre.His public defender has said he will plead guilty if prosecutors take the death penalty off the table and sentence him to life in prison instead. Prosecutors have 45 days to decide. Share
The first show of ‘IlaGurhoishaa’ was staged on March 6 at the Academy of Fine Arts, Kolkata. The audience gave a standing ovation to a peerless stage presentation of sheer finesse, precision and high quality. Theatre Platform, Khardah, since its inception in 1992 has produced more than 30 plays before and this is the latest. ‘IlaGurhoishaa’, the latest play written by the playwright Bratya Basu, is based on the story of a king, Maharaja Bir Narayan of the ‘Koch’ dynasty of seventeenth century Bengal and Assam. It is a tragic tale of the king which reflects the destiny of his lecherousness. Basu has again shown his remarkable flair of exploring complexities and controversies from the lost pages of history, this time from the history of the ‘Koch’ tribe of Cooch Behar. He admitted to have first conceived the idea from a book, Brihat Banga written by Dinesh Chandra Sen. Dinesh Chandra claimed to know about the history from the caretaker of the palace, Joynath in 1842, who had been advised by the chief advisor of King Harendranarayan, Kalichandra Lahiri, to write down the history. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The rich legacy and empire built by Maharaja Nara Narayan who died in 1621 was enjoyed by his successors and the practice of polygamy was prevalent. It was not unusual for the kings to ignore the consent of the girls or women they were attracted to before marrying them. The use of force in such cases was often practiced. In the narrative, Maharaja Bir Narayan got attracted to a young woman and used his shrewd tactics to propose her, knowing fully well that she was betrothed to a young disciple of her poor father. But she committed suicide soon, in the king’s palace and her lover and her teacher-father decided to take revenge of her death. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThey planned a disastrous end to the life of the king. Bratya Basu has expectedly entwined his imagery prowess with the historical backdrop to create this unbelievable saga of love, violence and death featuring the psychoanalytical complexities of human desires. The king with multiple wives is unable to keep any count over his children. The story reaches its literary climax when the king becomes a victim of his own lustful desires of objectifying any female that he gets attracted to. The playwright therefore uses his literary dexterity to oscillate between the logic of the psyche to the realms of imagination and fiction, thereby adding a different manifestation to the notion of Electra complex and naming it ‘IlaGurhoishaa’. Debasish, the director of the group, should be congratulated for pulling up another brilliant production on stage after ‘Kankra’. He admitted to having been bowled over by the play and the construction of the plot. He explained, ‘I tried to build the play frame by frame with the flicker of a Greek tragedy the way the playwright has penned the progress of the irreversible catastrophe.’ The treatment used in the direction of the play was similar to that of a Greek tragedy in theatre. The use of masks to create eerie and mystic effects was appropriate to generate the perfect feel of a tragic thriller. Some gruesome moments of killings of vengeance were performed intricately. The highlights of the production included the minimalistic use of props and sharply focused lights synchronised with digital background music and live music by Shuvodeep Guha. The detailed and technically strong sword-fight sequences with special effects pushed the audience to the edge of their seats. Tapan Das, the man behind the martial arts training, deserves a salute for making it possible on stage. The success of the action scenes reflects the professionalism of the actors and their relentless practice. The sharpness and strength of the script had a perfect resonance with the theatrical production. Goutam Haldar won the hearts of the audience by his aura and mannerism. The amazing combination of shrewdness and vulnerability, aggression and softness in the character drawn by the playwright was magnificently performed by this actor of great callibre. Senjhuti Mukherjee’s performance helped the play reach the height it did. Equally mesmerising was the level of performance of the new-comer Sumit Kumar Roy. He was the repository of tremendous energy and physical fitness on stage.
A view in vRealize Operations manager consists of the view type, subject, and data components: In this tutorial, the view is a trend view, which gets its data from the CPU Demand (%) metric. The subject is the object type, which a view is associated with. A view presents the data of the subject. For example, if the selected object is a host and you select the view named Host CPU Demand (%) Trend View, the result is a trend of the host’s CPU demand over a period of time. Today we will walk through the parts needed to define and build custom views in vRealize Operations manager, and learn to apply them to real work situations. This article is an excerpt from Mastering vRealize Operations Manager – Second Edition written by Spas Kaloferov, Scott Norris, Christopher Slater. Adding Name and description fields Although it might seem obvious, the first thing you need to define when creating a report is the name and description. Before you dismiss this requirement and simply enter My View or Scott’s Test, the name and description fields are very useful in defining the scope and target of the view. This is because many views are not really designed to be run/applied on the subject, but rather on one of its parents. This is especially true for lists and distributions, which we will cover below: What are different View types The presentation is the format the view is created in and how the information is displayed. The following types of views are available: List: A list view provides tabular data about specific objects in the environment that correspond to the selected view. Summary: A summary view presents tabular information about the current use of resources in the environment. Trend: A trend view uses historic data to generate trends and forecasts for resource use and availability in the environment. Distribution: A distribution view provides aggregated data about resource distribution in the monitored environment. Pie charts or bar charts are used to present the data. Text: A text view displays text that you provide when you create the view. Image: An image view allows you to insert a static image. List A list is one of the simplest presentation types to use and understand, and at the same time, is one of the most useful. A list provides a tabular layout of values for each data type, with the ability to provide an aggregation row such as sum or average at the end. Lists are the most useful presentation type for a large number of objects, and are able to provide information in the form of metrics and/or properties. Lists are also the most commonly used presentation when showing a collection of objects relative to its parent. An example of a list can be found in the following screenshot: List summary A summary is similar to a list, however the rows are the data types (rather than the objects) and the columns are aggregated values of all children of that subject type. Unlike a list, a summary field is compulsory, as the individual objects are not presented in the view. The summary view type is probably the least commonly used, but it is useful when you simply care about the end result and not the detail of how it was calculated. The following example shows Datastore Space Usage from the cluster level; information such as the average used GB across each Datastore can be displayed without the need to show each Datastore present in a list: Although it will be discussed in more detail in the next chapter, the availability of creating simple summary views of child resources has partially removed the need for creating super metrics for simply rolling up data to parent objects. Trend A trend view is a line graph representation of metrics showing historical data that can be used to generate trends and forecasts. Unlike some of the other presentation types, a trend can only show data from that subject type. As such, trend views do not filter up to parent objects. A trend view, in many ways, is similar to a standard metric chart widget with a set of combined preconfigured data types, with one major exception. The trend view has the ability to forecast data into the future for a specified period of time, as well as show the trend line for historical data for any object type. This allows the trend view to provide detailed and useful capacity planning data for any object in the vRealize Operations inventory. When selecting the data types to use in the view, it is recommended that, if multiple data types are used, that they support the same unit of measurement. Although this is not a requirement, views that have different unit types on the same scale are relatively hard to compare. An example of a trend view is shown as follows: Distribution A distribution view is a graphical representation of aggregated data which shows how resources fall within those aggregation groups. This essentially means that vRealize Operations finds a way of graphically representing a particular metric or property for a group of objects. In this example, it is the distribution of VM OS types in a given vSphere cluster. A distribution like a summary is very useful in displaying a small amount of information about a large number of objects. Distribution views can also be shown as bar charts. In this example, the distribution of Virtual Machine Memory Configuration Distribution is shown in a given vSphere cluster. This view can help spot virtual machines configured with a large amount of memory. An important point when creating distribution views is that the subject must be a child of the preview or target object. This means that you can only see a view for the distribution on one of the subject’s parent objects. Both visualization methods essentially group the subjects into buckets, with the number of buckets and their values based on the distribution type. The three distribution types are as follows: Dynamic distribution: vRealize Operations automatically determines how many buckets to create based on an interval, a min/max value, or a logarithmic equation. When dealing with varying data values, this is generally the recommended display. Manual distribution: Allows the administrator to manually set the range of each bucket in the display. Discrete distribution: Used for displaying exact values of objects rather than ranges. A discrete distribution is recommended if most objects only have a few possible values, such as properties or other binary values. Text and images The text and image views are used to insert static text or image content for the purpose of reports and dashboards. They allow an administrator to add context to a report in combination with the dynamic views that are inserted when the reports are generated. Adding Subjects to View Although the subjects are generally selected after the presentation, it makes sense to describe them first. The subject is the base object for which the view shows information. In other words, the subject is the object type that the data is coming from for the view. Any object type from any adapter can be selected. It is important to keep in mind that you may be designing a view for a parent object, however, the subject is actually the data of a child object. For example, if you wish to list all the Datastore free space in a vSphere Cluster itemized by Datastore, the subject will be a Datastore, not a Cluster Compute Resource. This is because although the list will always be viewed in the context of a cluster, the data listed is from Datastore objects themselves. When selecting a subject, an option is provided to select multiple object types. If this is done, only data that is common to both types will be available. Adding Data to View Data is the content that makes up the view based on the selected subject. The type of data that can be added and any additional options available depend on the select presentation type. An important feature with views is that they are able to display and filter based on properties, and not just standard metrics. This is particularly useful when filtering a list or distribution group. For example, the following screenshot shows badge information in a given vSphere Cluster, as long as they contain a vSphere tag of BackupProtectedVM. This allows a view to be filtered only to virtual machines that are deployed and managed by vRealize Automation: Adding Visibility layer One of the most useful features about views is that you have the ability to decide where they show up and where they can be linked from. The visibility layer defines where you can see a hyperlink to a view in vRealize Operations based on a series of checkboxes. The visibility step is broken into three categories, which are Availability, Further Analysis, and Blacklist, as shown in the following screenshot: Subsequently, you can also make the view available in a dashboard. To make this view available inside a dashboard, you can either edit an existing one or create a new dashboard by navigating to Home, Actions, then Create Dashboard. You can add the desired view within your dashboard configuration. Availability The availability checkboxes allow an administrator to devise how their view can be used and if there are cases where they wish to restrict its availability: Dashboard through the view widget: The view widget allows any created view to be displayed on a dashboard. This essentially allows an unlimited amount of data types to be displayed on the classic dashboards, with the flexibility of the different presentation types. Report template creation and modification: This setting allows views to be used in reports. If you are creating views explicitly to use in reports, ensure this box is checked. Details tab in the environment: The Details tab in the environment is the default location where administrators will use views. It is also the location where the Further Analysis links will take an administrator if selected. In most cases, it is recommended that this option be enabled, unless a view is not yet ready to be released to other users. Further Analysis The Further Analysis checkbox is a feature that allows an administrator to link views that they have created to the minor badges in the Object Analysis tab. Although this feature may seem comparatively small, it allows users to create relevant views for certain troubleshooting scenarios and link them directly to where administrators will be working. This allows administrators to leverage views more quickly for troubleshooting rather than simply jumping to the All Metrics tab and looking for dynamic threshold breaches. Blacklist The blacklist allows administrators to ensure that views cannot be used against certain object types. This is useful if you want to ensure that a view is only partially promoted up to a parent and not, for example, to a grandparent. How to Delete a View Views show up in multiple places. When you’re tempted to delete a view, ask yourself: Do I want to delete this entire view, or do I just want to no longer show it in one part of the UI? Don’t delete a view when you just want to hide it in one part of the UI. When you delete a view, areas in the UI that use the view are adjusted: Report templates: The view is removed from the report template Dashboards: The view widget displays the message The view does not exist Further Analysis panel of badges on the Analysis tab: The link to the view is removed Details > Views tab for the selected object: The view is removed from the list vRealize Operations will display a message informing you that deleting the view will modify the report templates that are using the view. Now, you have learned the new powerful features available in views and the different view presentation types. To know more about handling alerts and notifications in vRealize Operations, check out this book Mastering vRealize Operations Manager – Second Edition. 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On day 1 of AWS re:Invent 2018, the team at Amazon released AWS Amplify Console, a continuous deployment and hosting service for mobile web applications. The AWS Amplify Console helps in avoiding downtime during application deployment and simplifies the deployment of the application’s front end and backend. Features of AWS Amplify Console Simplified continuous workflows By connecting AWS Amplify Console to the code repository, the frontend and backend are deployed in a single workflow on every code commit. This lets the web application to get updated only after the deployment is successfully completed by eliminating inconsistencies between the application’s frontend and backend. Easy Access AWS Amplify Console makes the building, deploying, and hosting of mobile web applications easier. It also lets users access the features faster. Easy custom domain setup One can set up custom domains managed in Amazon Route 53 with a single click and also get a free HTTPS certificate. If one manages the domain in Amazon Route 53, the Amplify Console automatically connects the root, subdomains and branch subdomains. Globally available The apps are served via Amazon’s reliable content delivery network with 144 points of presence globally. Atomic deployments In AWS Amplify Console, the atomic deployments eliminate the maintenance windows and the scenarios where files fail to upload properly. Password protection The Amplify Console comes with a password to protect the web app and one easily work on new features without making them publicly accessible. Branch deployments With Amplify Console, one can work on new features without impacting the production. Also, the users can create branch deployments linked to each feature branch. Other features The Amplify Console automatically detects the front end build settings along with any backend functionality provisioned with the Amplify CLI when connected to a code repository. With AWS Amplify Console, users can easily manage the production and staging environments for front-end and backend by connecting new branches. With AWS Amplify Console, one get screenshots of the app, rendered on different mobile devices to highlight layout issues. Users can now set up rewrites and redirects to maintain SEO rankings. Users can build web apps with static and dynamic functionality. One can deploy SSGs (Service Selection Gateway) with free SSL on the AWS Amplify Console. Check out the official announcement to know more about AWS Amplify Console. Read Next Day 1 at the Amazon re: Invent conference – AWS RoboMaker, Fully Managed SFTP Service for Amazon S3, and much more! Amazon re:Invent 2018: AWS Snowball Edge comes with a GPU option and more computing power Amazon re:Invent 2018: AWS Key Management Service (KMS) Custom Key Store
<< Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Princess Cruises Sale pricing for third, fourth passengers on select Princess sailings SANTA CLARITA — For all Ocean Medallion Caribbean cruises on Regal Princess and Royal Princess, sailing November 2017 – April 2018, Princess Cruises is offering discounted US$99 pricing for third and fourth passengers.The cruise line notes there is room for up to four guests in all types of staterooms – interior, balcony and mini-suites, many with interconnecting options.New interactive games and family-friendly offerings onboard Ocean Medallion class ships will include Tagalong Sprint, which pits guests’ digital companions in a race across the ocean floor. Guests see who can speed across the finish line first.At the newly launched Camp Discovery youth center – created in partnership with Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications – Princess offers a wide selection of programs and activities where kids and teens will make memories and create keepsakes while sailing on the Caribbean-bound Regal Princess and Royal Princess.As part of the cruise line’s Discovery at Sea program, there are three centre themes where kids and teens can make new friends and participate in activities, including:The Treehouse, ages 3-7 (formerly Pelicans): A bright, whimsical forest and animal-themed centre including captivating creatures and hands-on activities for kids to focus on play time, creativity and the world around them.The Lodge, ages 8-12 (formerly Shockwaves): Inspired by the great outdoors, this cozy centre is filled with sports activities and fun places for kids to explore, hang out and lounge.The Beach House, for ages 13-17 (formerly Remix): Offers a contemporary surf-themed lounge, featuring a place for teens to hang out and socialize.More news: CIE Tours launches first-ever River Cruise CollectionNew youth and teen centre programming includes MythBusters science activities with new hands-on challenges. In addition, new Camp Discovery offers destination-themed programs focusing on the Caribbean to immerse young cruisers into the culture, nature and customs of this region.Families will also enjoy lively concerts, sporting events and hit blockbuster films at Movies Under the Stars, a giant 300-square-foot poolside movie theatre complete with comfortable chaise lounges and cozy blankets. Travelweek Group Posted by Share Friday, July 7, 2017
August 8, 2003VENICE: The IUAV School of Architecture in Venice is one of the most prestigious architecture schools in Italy. It started an intensive summer program of innovative sessions with the intention of facilitating the expressive capacities of its students by putting a consistent amount of space and tools at their disposal. Important architects from all around the world were invited to participate. One of these courses (mandatory to graduate from the School) is A LEAN ALTERNATIVE by Paolo Soleri. The course was organized and delivered by Italian Project Coordinator Antonio Fragiacomo, Structural Engineer Marco Felici, Professor Iolanda Lima [author of the book SOLERI, Architecture as Human Ecology] and her assistant Alessandro Brandino, Cosanti Research Associate Roger Tomalty, with the precious help of Professor Maurizio Ranzi (Roma Tre University), Sandra Suatoni (Istituto Italiano della Grafica), Daniela Bruni and Arcosanti residents Mary Hoadley, Matteo Di Michele, Lorenzo Alfieri, Corrado Falsetti, Robert Clyde and Gianni Scravaglieri. Paolo Soleri arrives in Venice three days after the official beginning of the workshop. The students have been introducted to the LEAN ALTERNATIVE by Marco Felici, Roger Tomalty, Mary Hoadly, Lorenzo Alfieri, and Corrado Falsetti. After a great welcome from all 60 students, Paolo Soleri starts his lesson with a slide show, followed by an interesting SCHOOL OF THOUGHT. [Photo & text: Matteo Di Michele] Roger Tomalty explains how to make plaster tiles. [Photo & text: Matteo Di Michele] Lorenzo Alfieri, Corrado Falsetti, Robert Clyde, and Gianni Scravaglieri build a wooden model. [Photo & text: Matteo Di Michele] Inspite of a very tight schedule, Paolo Soleri and Antonio Fragiacomo find time to visit the open market, next to the Rialto Bridge, for good vegetables and fresh fish. [Photo & text: Matteo Di Michele] The crew has dinner together in a beautiful apartment, right in front of Casanovas house, in the very centre of Venice. Iolanda Lima delights everyone with her delicious dishes from the Sicilian tradition. [Photo & text: Matteo Di Michele] The view of the canal from the kitchen window is fantastic. The atmosphere is gladdened by the chants of the gondoliers that pass non-stop right by the house. [Photo & text: Matteo Di Michele] On Paolos last night, the whole crew celebrates the success of the first week with a dinner at a nice restaurant close to the university. >>from left>> Mary Hoadley, Antonio Fragiacomo, Iolanda Lima, Daniela Bruni, Marco Felici, Robert Clyde, Gianni Scravaglieri, Corrado Falsetti, Alessandro Brandino, Matteo Di Michele, Paolo Soleri, Lorenzo Alfieri. [Photo & text: Matteo Di Michele] It is time for Paolo Soleri to go back to the Arizonian desert. The students try to keep him longer, to thank him and take his picture. [Photo & text: Matteo Di Michele] Roger Tomalty continues the work with wood and silt. His report will follow in a few postings. [Photo & text: Matteo Di Michele]
Sky has announced a UK launch event later this month where it will reveal what’s next for the company, under the tagline “set your TV free”.The November 18 event, tipped to be the launch of Sky’s rumoured next-generation set-top box, has been trailed by Sky on social media with the line: “From 1929 to 2015, a journey of innovation for TV. What’s next?”Back in July the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that Sky was preparing for an imminent launch of a new advanced set-top box called SkyQ that will provide advanced connected TV services with an experience akin to that of Netflix or Apple TV.The box, developed under the codename Project Ethan, will enable the simultaneous recording of four channels on multiple devices and will be able to receive Ultra HD broadcasts, according to the report.From 1929 to 2015, a journey of innovation for TV. What’s next? 18.11.2015 #SetTVFree https://t.co/nTfO0AHg8w https://t.co/GjYuCMQHfo— Sky (@SkyUK) October 30, 2015
Henriette Marie LundDanish public broadcaster DR has appointed a new media director after the resignation of incumbent Gitte Rabøl.Henriette Marie Lund takes up the role on April, handing her control of development DR’s channels, services and platforms.DR Media is responsible for the strategic direction of television, radio, web and mobile business, along with marketing and third-party production.She has been with the pubcaster since 2013, in positions such as acting chief of DR1 and news editor. Before that, she was editorial director at commercial channel TV2 and has worked in Danish media for three decade in total.Rabøl is leaving after six years as media director, but will remain with DR until April 2018 after overseeing tasks such as a diversity driveAs part of the transition, digital manager Michael Arreboe appointed deputy media director, also effective April 1.“Henriette Marie Lund has a clear vision of what good public service content is, now and especially in the future, and even an in-depth insight into production itself,” said DR chairman Michael Christiansen.“I have no doubt that she will be the right person to solve the task she has been given, namely to ensure a strong public service focus, while she will spearhead [our response] to the challenges we face facing in the form of special new media habits and increased digitisation.”