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Do You Know of the Bloody Purge in Pyongyang?

first_imgNews Do You Know of the Bloody Purge in Pyongyang? By Daily NK – 2005.02.09 12:03pm Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak SHARE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] center_img Facebook Twitter News [imText1]In 1997, Pyongyang was swept by the bloody purge. It was a generational “clean up” which included execution of Suh Kwan Hee, the former secretary of Agriculture Department of the Labor Party, Pi Chang Lin, the former vise-president of Agriculture Science Institute, former secretary general of Gaesung City Party, and Suh Yoon Seok, former secretary general of Pyongyang City Party. November of the same year, the prevailing rumor was “the National Security Department got rid of the spies hired by Americans” across the nation. The full story is that Suh Kwan Hee opposed to the party’s agriculture policy and spoiled the nation’s entire agriculture and ultimately tried to starve the population to death. They “made” the evidence that Suh Kwan Hee had connections with South Koreans and accused him of being a spy. He was executed openly at the Bus rotary in the Road of Unification in Pyongyang city. Because of Suh Kwan Hee incident, Kim Man Keum, the former commissioner of the Agriculture Committee, was “re-killed.” Kim Man Keun was the one who guaranteed Suh’s political life. Kim had already died in 1984, whose body was buried at the Cemetery of Patriots, and his remains were taken out of his grave to be gunshot.1997 was the year three million peopled died of starvation. Dead bodies were lying everywhere that one had to walk over them. For Kim Jong Il, the food crisis was inexcusable unless it could be blamed on someone. For this reason, they made up the “American Spy Incident.” The most common accusation the North Korean government comes up with is either incident of “American spies” or “spies hired by South Korea.” “American Spy Incident.” However, how frequent it may be, once accused there is no way out of that bloody wave of sword. When Pi Chang Lin was executed, there were nineteen of them accused with him. They were all arrested and executed. The official crime the National Security Department sentenced Pi with was that he was “converted” when he was arrested while he was a North Korean spy in North Korea during the Korean War. The National Security Department publicly announced that Pi Chnag Lin was hired by Americans as a spy with an order to murder Kim Jong Il and got involved in the “Revolutionary Movement” after camouflaged as an escapee. The other nineteen accused included vice secretary of the Central Party, a number of secretary generals of different province parties, and other figures. With the special order from Kim Jong Il, the political secretary of the National Security Department at the time executed all of them in the firing ground of the National Security Department locate in Pyongyang city. Kim Jong Il Totalitarian Regime Made a System for Everyone to Accuse Each Other After a while, Suh Yoon Seok, the secretary general of the Pyongyang City Party at the time was arrested. Suh used to be chubby, so people of Pyongyang city used to call him “Suh Daegam” (call name such as “Don”). He was imprisoned in the Security Department’s detention camp accused of “unclear past.” While the entire region around Pyongyang was in deadly mood, Suh emaciated so much that he was left with only bones and skin. Secretary general of Pyongyang City Party is a well-respected position. Towards the end of the mass purge, as if worried that execution of Suh Yoon Seok is taking the wave of purge too far, Kim Jong Il called on Suh on day. When Kim Jong Il saw Suh barely alive, got angry at political secretary of the National Security Department and revoked him, “Who are you to kill this many people?” Baek Hak Lim, the political secretary of the National Security Department at the time, was an old man who did not do much more than merely holding the position. Few days later, Baek Hak Lim was executed, accused of a “anti-party, anti-revolutionary” and Kim Jong Il changed the name of “National Security Department” to “People’s Security Department,” saying that he is sick of hearing about the National Security Department. Here, we can have a glimpse at the cunning politics played by Kim Jong Il. Kim Jong Il proclaimed “I have no responsibility in economics”(Dec, 1996) afraid that he will be blamed for the millions starved to death. He blamed on Suh Kwan Hee and others for holding all the responsibility of the food crisis and made the city of Pyongyang shake in fear of death, then he blamed political secretary of the National Security Department to make sure people do not blame on himself. People living in that reality could not do much more than just grieve and question, “How can there be so many spies in such a small country? People’s lives are worth only lives of flies.” In North Korea, you can always become an “American spy” or a “spy hired by South Korea” if you do not obey Kim Jong Il. If you question about Kim Jong Il’s order, you can disappear accused as “anti-revolutionary.” Kim Jong il made a regime where people can only survive when they accuse each other and obey only Kim Jong Il. If you do not follow the system, you cannot survive. When would South Korean people really get to know about this “fact” about Kim Jong Il? Han Young Jin, North Korean defector reporter at The DailyNK, defected from Pyongyang in 2002. North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News News last_img read more

NSF awards CU-Boulder $5.9 million grant for alpine ecosystem research

first_imgCategories:AcademicsScience & TechnologyEnvironmentCampus CommunityNews Headlines The National Science Foundation has awarded the University of Colorado Boulder a six-year, $5.9 million grant to continue intensive studies of long-term ecological changes in Colorado’s high mountains, both natural and human-caused, over decades and centuries.Awarded to CU-Boulder’s Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, the renewal grant will allow faculty and students, including undergraduates, to continue key environmental studies at the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research, or LTER, site west of Boulder. The study site, considered extremely sensitive to climate change, is adjacent to CU-Boulder’s Mountain Research Station and encompasses several thousand acres of tundra, talus slopes, glacial lakes and wetlands stretching to the top of the Continental Divide.The grant is the largest environmental sciences award in CU-Boulder history, said INSTAAR Fellow Mark Williams, principal investigator on the grant. In 2005, NSF awarded CU-Boulder a $4.9 million renewal grant for environmental studies at the Niwot Ridge site. As one of five initial LTER sites selected by NSF in 1980, Niwot Ridge is now one of 25 such sites in North America and the only one located in an alpine environment, said Williams.”CU-Boulder has a worldwide reputation for monitoring global climate change from Greenland to Antarctica and its impacts on natural ecosystems and human populations,” said Vice Chancellor for Research Stein Sture. “To direct such a key program in our own backyard for the National Science Foundation is crucial from an environmental science standpoint and unique in that it provides a spectacular training ground for our students to work side-by-side with some of the world’s best climate change scientists.”Recent climate studies have predicted the mountainous areas of the American West will become both hotter and drier in the coming years, and long-term meteorological measurements on Niwot Ridge indicate the alpine climate there has warmed slightly in recent decades, said Williams, also a professor in the geography department. The temperatures are significant because even small changes in alpine ecosystems can cascade down and have negative effects on other ecosystems, he said.CU-Boulder researchers also have charted a doubling in atmospheric nitrogen deposition on Niwot Ridge in the past several decades — primarily from automobile, agriculture, ranching and industrial activity — that is now adversely affecting some aquatic and terrestrial life on the ridge, said Williams.In addition, researchers are keeping a close eye on existing populations of the American pika, a potato-sized animal related to rabbits and found in rocky talus slopes as high as 13,000 feet on Niwot Ridge. Of 25 populations of pikas in the Great Basin of Nevada documented between 1898 to 1990, nine had disappeared by 2008, apparently the result of warming temperatures. Pikas in Colorado require deep snowpack during winter that serves to insulate them from extremely cold air temperatures, Williams said.”Many consider the American pika a ‘sentinel species’ in terms of measuring the effects of climate change,” said Williams. “Niwot Ridge has a cold, short growing season, and the biological activity that occurs there is on the razor’s edge of environmental tolerance.”Despite a long-term warming and drying trend in mountainous areas of the West, 2011 was a striking anomaly, said Williams. “What we have seen around here is one of the largest and latest snowfall years on record in the high country and extreme dryness accompanied by an inordinate amount of winter wildfires around Boulder, which is only 15 miles as the crow flies from the Niwot Ridge study area. What has happened from Boulder west to the Continental Divide has been a total disconnect in terms of weather.””The primary climate driver of the Niwot Ridge site is snow, and the mountains are our water towers,” said Williams. “As the alpine climate changes, one of the biggest impacts on humans will be a change in water resources. Even if we end up with the same amount of precipitation, in the form of less snow and more rain, we are going to end up with less usable water for municipalities.”There already are some indications that the snowline in the Rocky Mountains is moving upward, which will affect the abundance and distribution of plants and animals and likely shorten the annual ski seasons at resorts throughout the West in the future, he said.The Niwot Ridge site is a huge benefit to CU-Boulder students, said Williams. “I have five undergraduates working in my chemistry lab this summer. Not only do they get paid, but they learn valuable research skills.” The LTER grant funds research for about 15 CU-Boulder graduate students and 25 to 30 undergraduates annually, Williams said, and there are more than a dozen CU-Boulder faculty members that are co-investigators on the new Niwot Ridge LTER program grant.CU-Boulder ecology and environmental biology department Professor William Bowman, director of CU-Boulder’s Mountain Research Station for the past 20 years, said the Niwot Ridge site has been gaining momentum in stature from its beginnings by the consistent, high-quality research that has resulted in many publications in top-tier science journals.More than half of the research on Niwot Ridge is by scientists and students from around the world that are not associated with the LTER program, said Bowman, also an INSTAAR fellow and who leads a team studying how air pollution, including nitrogen deposition, threatens biological and aquatic communities in U.S. national parks. There are currently 12 undergraduates conducting research at the Niwot Ridge site as part of the NSF’s Research Experience for Undergraduates program, said Bowman, who also is mentoring a student researcher at Niwot Ridge from Fairview High School in Boulder. Published: June 16, 2011 Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Former CU-Boulder postdoctoral researchers Amy Miller ( blue coat) and Katie Suding (black coat) are shown here with other members of a research team conducting a study involving nitrogen deposition on the tundra of the Niwot Ridge Long-Term Ecological Research site west of Boulder. (Photo courtesy William Bowman, INSTAAR)last_img read more

Real Batman Hero Unmasked as Hero for Sick Kids

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreA Baltimore man spent a lot of his own money to dress up as Batman, even customizing a black sports car exactly like the comic book character. You might have seen a news video about him being pulled over by police.But, this Batman isn’t interested in fighting crime. He visits sick children in hospitals, handing out Batman toys and books to up-and-coming superheros who first need to knock-out cancer or other life-threatening foes.Like his caped crusader namesake, he doesn’t seek credit for what he does.“I’m just doing it for the kids,” he says.He spends $25,000 a year of his own money on Batman toys and memorabilia. He signs every book, hat, T-shirt and backpack he hands out, “Batman”.(READ a story by his reporter friend who finally unmasked him in the Washington Post)Thanks to Kate Swafford for submitting the link! – Photo by Allen GoldbergAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

Windies go down in last-ball heartbreak to India

first_imgCHENNAI, India,  CMC – The West Indies produced their best performance of the Twenty20 International series against India but still went down by six wickets, losing off the last ball of the innings in the third and final match at the MA Chidambaram Stadium here yesterday. With India requiring one run off the last ball of the match, bowler Fabian Allen misfielded a drive from Manish Pandey, allowing the batsman to scamper through for a single for the unlikeliest of finishes.India had looked to be easing to victory in pursuit of the Windies’ total of 181 for three off their 20 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant’s 130-run partnership for the third wicket carrying them within sight of a comfortable victory.The pair had carried their side to 175 for two, leaving India to get seven runs from 11 balls, before they both inexplicably gave their wickets away. After scoring his first-ever T20I half-century, Pant needlessly tried to reverse sweep medium pacer Keemo Paul and lost his middle stump.Then off the penultimate ball of the match and with only one run needed, Dhawan launched Allen straight into the hands of Kieron Pollard at long on to give the Windies a chance to tie the contest, where a super over would be required to decide a winner.But Allen, arguably the Windies’ best fielder, was unable to gather the return with Pandey well short of his ground. As Pandey and Dinesh Karthik strolled off the ground into the waiting arms of their teammates, an inconsolable Allen was comforted by his colleagues as he stayed hunched over on the pitch.Earlier, the West Indies would have been satisfied with their eventual total, as they produced their best batting display of the series.New openers Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer gave them a good start during a 51-run opening stand in seven overs. Hope had looked like carrying on to a big total when he skied a delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal into the hands of Washington Sundar who took a good catch at long on to be out for 24.Hetmyer followed soon after, his mistimed drive picking out Krunal Pandya on the cover boundary as the Windies slipped to 62-2. Denesh Ramdin and Darren Bravo then added 32 in four overs before Ramdin tried to give himself room to smash Sundar through the offside and was bowled.His dismissal paved the way for Nicholas Pooran and the Trinidadian did not disappoint as he launched a savage attack on the Indian bowlers during a quickfire, unbeaten half-century. He pulled Kumar over long on for six and then lifted him over long off for another maximum off consecutive balls and then in the next over he reverse-swept Chalal over cover for another huge six.    Bravo wasn’t to be left out, hitting Pandya for a boundary and a six over long off.Pooran brought up his half-century in the last over of the innings, where he reversed swept Khaleel Ahmed for a boundary off the first ball and then punched him past long off for another boundary, pulled him for a six over square leg and then guided him behind third man for another boundary in an over that yielded 23 runs.He finished unbeaten on 53 from 25 balls with four boundaries and four sixes, while Bravo scored 43 not out off 37 balls.India lost two quick wickets in captain Rohit Sharma for four and Kannaur Rahul for 17 to slip to 45 for two early on. But Dhawan who scored 92 and Pant who made 58, took control of the contest and set their team on their way to victory as Windies’ captain Carlos Brathwaite’s insistence on persevering with his fast bowler and medium pacers backfired.Oshane Thomas’ four overs went for 43 runs, Kieron Pollard’s three overs cost 29 and Brathwaite himself went for over 10 runs an over, with his four overs going for 41 runs.Dhawan’s 50 came off 36 balls, while Pant took just 30 balls on his way to registering his first T20 50. And although they both gave their wickets away, India was still able to hold on and claim a nail-biting victory.last_img read more

Teachers’ batting order

first_imgOf course many hundreds of Pakenham High School students have played cricket within the district – far too many to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Galway GAA Club Teams of the 2000s announced

first_imgLiam Donoghue Clarinbridge Liam Hodgins Abbey DuniryEugene McEntee Portumna Ollie Canning Portumna Brian Mahoney Loughrea Brian Feeney Athenry Brian Higgins Athenry Andy Smith Portumna Ger Farragher Castlegar Damien Hayes Portumna Kevin ‘Chunky’ Hayes Portumna Joe Canning Portumna Johnny O’Loughlin Loughrea Ollie Fahy GortFergal Healy CraughwellSubs:Peter Commins (Gort)Greg Kennedy (Loughrea)Paul Hardiman (Athenry)Micheal Donoghue (Clarinbridge)Derek Hardiman (Mullagh)Shane Kavanagh (Kinvara)Garret Heagney (Portumna)David Tierney (Kilnadeema Leitrim)Donal Moran (Athenry)Gavin Keary (Loughrea)The club football team features 4 players from Corofin, who won five county titles in the decade, 3 players from Killererin who won two titles, 2 from Caltra and Salthill Knocknacarra who both followed up county title wins with All Ireland success and one each from Mountbellew Moylough, Caherlistrane, Milltown and Cortoon Shamrocks. Players like Kieran Fitzgerald, Gary Sice, Paul Conroy and Jamie Murphy were held over for consideration next week for the 2010s team. Club Football Team 2000 to 2009:Alan Keane (Killererin)Damien Burke (Corofin) Finian Hanley (Salthill-Knocknacarra) Michael Comer (Corofin)Declan Meehan (Caltra) Diarmaid Blake (Milltown) Alan Burke (Corofin)Joe Bergin (Mountbellew-Moylough) Michael Donnellan (Dunmore & Salthill-Knocknacarra).Cormac Bane (Caherlistrane) Padraic Joyce (Killererin) Tommie Joyce (Killererin)Derek Savage (Cortoon Shamrocks) Michael Meehan (Caltra) Alan O’Donovan (Corofin)Subs and honourable mentions: Brian Donnellan (Mountbellew-Moylough) 2. Ciaran McGrath (Corofin) 3. David Finnegan (Cortoon Shamrocks) 4. Brian Kilroy (Caltra) 5. Niall Coyne (Carna-Caiseal) 6. Ronan Leonard (Annaghdown) 7. Darren Mullahy (Milltown). 8. Aidan Donnellan (Corofin) 9. Niall Coleman (Annaghdown). 10. Paul Clancy (Maigh Cuilinn) 11. Kieran Comer (Corofin) 12. Mark Lydon (Maigh Cuilinn). 13. Michael Newell (Annaghdown) 14. Shay Walsh (Glenamaddy) 15. Noel Meehan (Caltra).HONOURABLE MENTIONS: Goalkeepers: Kevin Kilroy (Caltra), Paul Doherty (Tuam Stars).DEFENDERS: Tomás Meehan (Caltra), Gary Delaney (Corofin), Adrian Fitzpatrick (Annaghdown), Gareth Bradshaw (Maigh Cuilinn), Colm Colleran (Mountbellew-Moylough), Gordon Morley (Salthill-Knocknacarra), Alan Glynn (St Michael’s)MIDFIELDERS: Barry Cullinane (Claregalway), Morgan Duggan (Annaghdown), Pat Gilmore (Cortoon Shamrocks), Michael Mitchell and Martin Bermingham (Killererin), Cathal Blake (Milltown).FORWARDS: Joe Canney (Corofin), Nicholas Joyce (Killererin), Matthew Clancy (Oughterard), Séamus Rabbitte, Seán Armstrong and Alan Kerins (Salthill-Knocknacarra), Brian Faherty and Tomás Higgins (Maigh Cuilinn), Joseph Meehan and Derry O’Brien (Mountbellew-Moylough), Mickey Costelloe (Cortoon Shamrocks), Fiachra Breathnach (Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir), Damien Dunleavy (Kilkerrin-Clonberne), Cillín de Paor (An Cheathrú Rua). Galway Club Hurling Team 2000 to 2009: The Galway club hurling and football teams of the ‘Noughties’ have been announced with 15 players selected from the years 2000 to 2009. In hurling the team includes 6 players from Portumna, who won 5 county championships and 3 All Ireland titles in the decade, as well as 2 from Athenry and Loughrea and one each from Clarinbridge, Tynagh Abbey Duniry, Castlegar, Gort and Craughwell.center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

The Station House have Christmas party nights all wrapped up!

first_imgFancy doing something different this Christmas? The Station House Hotel has just unveiled their seasonal events, promising great parties at great value.But before December comes around, the hotel is launching fun Spin the Wheel nights every Saturday with a €500 jackpot! The Station House hotel, located in the heart of Letterkenny, has three great Christmas Party Nights on their calendar.Get your office or group night out all wrapped up with a party on either Saturday 8th December, Friday 14th December and Saturday 15th December. These packages offer a Mulled Wine reception, four-course Festive Banquet, and a Disco through the decades with DJ Marty Mac – all for only €25pp.Plus, there are fantastic overnight stay packages on these party night celebrations. Book a room for only €35pps (€15 single supplement). If you’re in the mood for festive food, the Station House have just the right menu for you. All through the month of December you can get a four-course Christmas Lunch in the Depot for only €19.95. This delicious deal will run from 12noon to 3pm each day through December and is a great way to celebrate the season.Don’t forget the very special guest that comes each Christmas! Santa Claus is stopping by the Station House on Sunday the 16th of December from 2pm-3pm to meet young boys and girls at the carvery.The party doesn’t end after Christmas at the Station House. The hotel is ringing in the New Year in style with live music, champagne and a FREE party on December 31st. Let the hotel look after everything on New Year’s Day with a great carvery lunch from 12.30pm to 3.30pm.With all these events and more, the Station House is a perfect choice for celebrating Christmas this year. The team are already looking forward to giving guests, groups and families a warm festive welcome and spreading lots of good cheer.Call 00353749123100 to book any event now or email [email protected]: www.stationhouseletterkenny.com for more   The Station House have Christmas party nights all wrapped up! was last modified: October 30th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas Party NightseventsNew Year’s EveStation House Hotellast_img read more

New Holiday Magic to be Introduced at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

first_imgShare This!Nothing says the holiday season like May 21, right? But this news makes me very happy, because I’ve always thought that Disney’s Animal Kingdom lacked a lot in the holiday decor. Sure, they’ve had a gorgeous Christmas tree that’s filled with unique animal masks, but really, other than that, there hasn’t been a whole lot. This year, however, there will be some great new additions and new entertainment in every single land to help get you in the holiday spirit.First, walking into to Discovery Island, you will see that the village is filled with sparkling white holiday decorations. There will be colorful, animal-inspired luminaries that will line the rooftops of the surrounding buildings, and wireframe lanterns in the shape of beautiful birds can be found perched throughout the area. And during the day, Discovery Island will also included a holiday gathering of winter animals, realized in the form of life-size, artisan-sculpted puppets. Guests will see reindeer, foxes, polar bears, penguins and more who will be able to interact with Guests, accompanied by serenading musicians.©DisneyThen, once evening approaches, the rooftop luminaries and bird lanterns all around Discovery Island will light up and glow. In addition, the Tree of Life Awakening will include a series of wintry tales.Moving over to Dinoland U.S.A, for Donald’s Dino-Bash! Guests will be able to get into the spirit with colorful holiday decorations in the style of Donald Duck and pals, and at night, you’re invited to gather ‘round Truck-O-Saurus for the Holiday Hoopla Dance Party with Chip ‘n Dale.In Asia, the theatre district has been decorated in celebration of Diwali, the holiday festival of lights in India. Glowing flowers, lanterns and more illuminate the square between Anandapur Theater and the waterfront stage. It is also expected that there will still be the celebration of Diwali included in the Up! A Great Bird Adventure Show.Africa’s village of Harambe will offer a new holiday presentation that blends the inspiration and style of western traditions with the colors and textiles of authentic African celebrations. Harambe performers will introduce holiday-inspired enhancements, including costume additions and new music. Finally, inside Tusker House, Mickey and his pals will spread holiday cheer throughout the meal.Last but not least, in the newest land of Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar, the ex-pats who are living and working here will bring a little Christmastime fun to their alien home, with a display at Pongu Pongu of kitschy holiday décor, combining vintage pieces from Earth with items handcrafted from materials indigenous to Pandora.The holiday fun will begin at Disney’s Animal Kingdom on November 8.last_img read more

Business Social Media: Technology with the Biggest Impact on 2010?

first_imgIn a very short period of time, Social Media technology has had a profound impact on how people communicate.  And it is changing how companies communicate and interact with their customers and partners.A report by SmartBrief and Summus highlight eight central Business Social Media themes and facts that shone through in  2010:Over the last 18 months most companies have adopted some form of social mediaMost popular choices of social media by businesses are FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogsBlending social media effectively into a business strategy takes timeBusiness primarily have adopted social media to help build a brandTop industries where social media is used include communications, advertising and marketingLack of high-level management support is the most frequently cited obstacle to a company’s success with social mediaLess than 15 percent of companies using social media have set up metrics to measure a return on investmentMost companies using social media have low confidence in their overall social-media strategyA similar report conducted by Ketchum and FedEX found that among 62 large companies that 100 percent of them have started to integrate social media into some part of how they conduct business.  It differentiates between “digital assets”, like videos on YouTube, with Social Media, like FaceBook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  The report focuses on “Social Media” rather than Digital Assets.Of those 62 companies, the level of engagement varies significantly, with some pushing innovation, while others just observing and trying to do a “me-too” approach.  Three categories of social media use emerge:  Leadership, Participation and Observation.  Many of the companies have partnered with outside firms to help them shape a policy and create an outward-looking face for their organizations.What’s next for Social Media in 2011 and beyond.  It’s anyone’s guess.  Social Media pioneers like MySpace stumbled.  The period of innovation cycles is getting shorter and shorter.  While FaceBook and Twitter are currently hot, how long will it take for the next wave of innovation to come along and make them obsolete too?last_img read more

Israel Lifts iPad Ban

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Israel today lifted its ban on the iPad. After two weeks of banning the popular tablet computers, the Ministry of Communications is allowing them in and returning the confiscated tablets.Moses Kahlon, the Minister of Communications, announced the lift in a press release. The original decision to ban the iPad was made without the minister’s knowledge, inspiring a governmental squabblefest in Israel.iPads were initially banned out of fear that the the tablet’s wireless would interact improperly with communications frequencies because they did not adhere to Israeli Wi-Fi standards. Technical tests carried out by both the ministry and an international lab proved that this was not so. The Ministry is allowing the importation of only one iPad per person.There is no information explaining this restriction in the press release. If there is no risk, it does not immediately make sense. center_img Tags:#Apple#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts last_img read more