Vintage Frank Capra Autographed Studio Publicity Photo

Frank Capra was an Italian-American film director, producer and screenwriter who became the creative force behind some of the major award winning motion pictures of the 1930’s and 1940’s. Nominated for 6 Best Director Oscars and winning 3 in just a 5 year span, separate Capra from the rest. Frank Capra’s Best Director Academy Awards for “It Happened One Night,”1934 “Mr. Deeds Goes To Town,”1936 and “You Can’t Take It With You,”1938 are just indications of his brilliance. He claimed “I made some mistakes with drama.” “I thought drama was when the actor cried.” “Drama is when the audience cries!” A Lifetime Achievement Oscar shows Frank figured it out.   Capra wanted his films “to let every man, woman and child know that God loves them, that I love them and that peace and salvation will become a reality when they learn to love each other.” The messages he conveyed to his audience of “everyman” heroes triumphing over mercenary big business and big government have his classics resonate more than 80 years later. His 1934 first Best Director Oscar for “It Happened One Night,” was also the first film to win the top 5 awards. Best Film, Director, Screenwriting, Best […]

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Intent-Based Analytics: How can I use them Now?

AOS 2.1 is now available, and you can take advantage of our new technology that gives you service aware active insight across your data center infrastructure.  At Apstra we call this new technology Intent-Based Analytics.   Last October, Sasha Ratkovic, our CTO, introduced the concept of IBA in his blog titled “Intent-Based Analytics: What Is It?”.  Josh Saul, our Solutions Architect, recently presented real-world uses cases in his webinar illustrating how IBA probes are compositions of computational stages that bring together elements of the data center Intent store and the active collection of network telemetry state.

Does Sex Impact Athletic Performance? Sex in the Olympic Village and Sexual Abuse Centers

Health Buzz: Sex Doesn’t Have a Direct Impact on Athletic Performance, Research Suggests

For this year’s Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the International Olympic Committee says that 110,000 condoms will be available in competition and non-competition venues that include a medical facility…

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What Is Sex Like In The Olympic Village? Here’s Everything We Know

Some of us watch the Olympics for sports, some of us watch to delight in feats of endurance and strength which prove that bodies are magic, and some of us watch for the compelling human interest stories that hurtle toward either victory or defeat in real time as the events air. And while we only get the emotion porn version of events on TV, there’s obviously way more debauchery going down behind the scenes…

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2018 Olympics Feature First-Ever Sexual Violence Counseling Centers

Four counseling centers are open at the 2018 games.

The centers being opened during the Winter Olympics are an important step forward in the movement to undo the culture of silence around abuse and assault. Providing resources like the center means that powerful systems are recognizing a problem, and taking a much-needed step to address it…

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Larry Nassar isn’t the only doctor accused of molesting patients. We need to do more to stop it

But as Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman said in her victim’s statement, “Talk is cheap.” I hope we can heed her words, and that our collective outrage over Nassar’s conduct leads to instrumental changes in the health care profession…

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Athletes like Adam Rippon, Gus Kenworthy, Aja Evans and more talk sex in the Olympic village… and the 110,000 condoms provided to them. Watch!

Sports Injury Emergency – Athletes and Doctors at Olympics 2018

It’s not just athletes: Doctors at the Olympics have also worked years to get there

The official U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Division recruits a crew of volunteer doctors – as well as orthopedists, chiropractors, nurses, sports therapists, massage therapists, and more – every two years.

Those selected will work with Olympic teams during training and practices and ultimately at the games themselves – some caring for one team exclusively; others moving around as the need arises. And they do it all uncompensated…

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Olympic Athletes Overcome Injury to Compete on Biggest Stage

A career-threatening crash, torn ACL and last-minute appendectomy can’t keep Olympians from Pyeongchang

When the chance to compete on the biggest stage comes around just once every four years, athletes will endure a year-long comeback, an emergency surgery or searing pain.

A snowboarder, a bobsledder and a freestyle skier have proved that hockey players aren’t the only tough athletes at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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Emergencies in Sports Medicine – Oxford Medicine

The essential quick-referral guide for any medical professional providing immediate care for patients with sporting injuries.

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Olympic Health: most dangerous sports and injury risk

Dr. Kweon says the most dangerous sports are all aerial sports, including halfpipe snowboarding. The reason is those sports have the potential for spectacular spills and falls that can lead to traumatic injury. Surprisingly, he says ice and speed skating and Nordic events seem to be less risky.

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High-tech sports medicine gives US Olympic skiers and snowboarders an edge

U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is using virtual reality to help athletes recover faster and perform better.

USSA teamed up with Strivr Labs to create a VR simulation of the Olympic downhill courses in Pyeongchang.

A new visual technology called strobe glasses is helping athletes rewire their brains after an injury.

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Intent-Based Analytics: How can I use them Now?

AOS 2.1 is now available, and you can take advantage of our new technology that gives you service aware active insight across your data center infrastructure.  At Apstra we call this new technology Intent-Based Analytics.   Last October, Sasha Ratkovic, our CTO, introduced the concept of IBA in his blog titled “Intent-Based Analytics: What Is It?”.  Josh Saul, our Solutions Architect, recently presented real-world uses cases in his webinar illustrating how IBA probes are compositions of computational stages that bring together elements of the data center Intent store and the active collection of network telemetry state.

Intent-Based Analytics: How can I use them Now?

AOS 2.1 is now available, and you can take advantage of our new technology that gives you service aware active insight across your data center infrastructure.  At Apstra we call this new technology Intent-Based Analytics.   Last October, Sasha Ratkovic, our CTO, introduced the concept of IBA in his blog titled “Intent-Based Analytics: What Is It?”.  Josh Saul, our Solutions Architect, recently presented real-world uses cases in his webinar illustrating how IBA probes are compositions of computational stages that bring together elements of the data center Intent store and the active collection of network telemetry state.

Build Your Business Credit Report, Brand

DUNS Number Can Help, Hurt Business

Businesses of all sizes spend billions of dollars every year to build their brands and bottom lines. Meanwhile, millions of these businesses are oblivious to their business credit report at Dun & Bradstreet, which can deprive them of important opportunities.

Lenders, vendors, insurance companies and prospective clients often check these credit reports as part of their due diligence. They use the reports from Dun & Bradstreet to investigate companies that they are thinking about doing business with. They use these credit reports for both credibility and creditworthiness. These companies and government agencies go to Dun & Bradstreet to make sure that your company is legitimate, viable, stable, reliable and big enough to handle the job. In fact, your business can’t apply for government contracts and grants without a DUNS number (business credit report).

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Unfortunately, many small- and medium-sized businesses fail to create and manage their business credit reports, which can impact their brands and bottom lines in many ways. Such failures speak volumes about a business, while adding to the challenges in the marketplace.

Dun & Bradstreet has been the global leader in commercial credit reporting for more than 170 years. It holds credit reports for millions of companies around the world. If your company doesn’t have a credit report on file, you can apply for a DUNS number for free. D&B will host that file for the life of your business at no charge. The key is to make sure that your credit file is as accurate as possible and as influential as possible. This can help you separate your personal credit from your business credit, which will protect your FICO score and build your D&B scores and ratings.

Once your file has enough data, Dun & Bradstreet will generate scores and ratings for your business on nine different levels that measure the financial strength of your company. An organization’s business credit file is a collection of scores and ratings that allude to an organization’s ability to make good on contractual obligations. For example, the PayDex score indicates the timeliness that your company pays it bills.These scores and ratings can help or hurt a business in numerous ways:

  • a business can use these metrics when deciding to contract with a supplier;
  • a bank can use the information in a credit report when deciding to offer a loan; 
  • an insurance company might use your business credit report to decide whether or not to issue an insurance policy to your company and when calculating your premium; and
  • business owners can use the scores themselves in an attempt to improve their credibility.

Other businesses may be using your DUNS number to make critical decisions that could help or possibly hinder your business. Proactively managing your credit report pays dividends in many ways.

D&B can help you beef up your credit report, while helping you keep a sharp eye on the creditworthiness of others. The key to generating strong scores and ratings is to build in as much positive payment history as possible (operating expenses). Operating expenses are proof that your business pays its bills in full and on time. It requires a paid service from Dun & Bradstreet to build in your positive payment history because D&B will put boots on the ground to verify your trade references and to manually build them into your credit report. It’s an investment that will pay dividends for many years to come. Credit-building is an important part of due diligence, risk management and reputation management.

For more information, contact Gary Chandler, Credit Advisor, Dun & Bradstreet, 866-257-6083 extension 1598 or email him chandlerg@dnb.com

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Recycling Humans Via Sewage, Biosolids

Bodies Liquified, Dumped In City Sewers, Dumped On Food Crops

By Natural News

A new recycling technology has added new meaning to the phrase “you are what you eat.”

Bio-cremation liquefies the dead, then dumps their liquid remains into city sewers where solid and liquid waste are collected as sewage sludge and reclaimed wastewater to be dumped on food crops and much more. Those crops, in turn, are fed back to humans as part of the mainstream food supply.

In a shocking true story that’s part The Matrix and part Soylent Green, a company based in Smith Falls, Ontario has devised a bio-cremation system that it calls an “eco-friendly alternative to flame-based cremation or casket burials,” reports Canada’s CBC News. The company is called Hilton’s Aquagreen Dispositions and touts its approach to dissolving dead bodies as “eco-friendly alkaline hydrolysis.”

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According to CBC News, dead bodies are liquefied with a “process that blends water with an alkali solution…” The company’s website describes the body liquefaction process as follows:

Bio Cremation creates a highly controlled and sophisticated environment that uniquely combines water, alkali, heat and pressure. This process biochemically hydrolyzes the human body, leaving only bone fragments. During a typical Bio Cremation cycle, the body is reduced, bone fragments are rinsed and the remaining by-product is a sterile (but not benign) fluid.

There’s no mention of handling the mercury and other toxic heavy metals that would survive such a process, of course. Those metals would obviously end up in the city’s sewer system.

“The company came under fire in 2016 when it was revealed the liquid byproduct is then drained into the town’s sewage system,” reports CBC News.

Cities across North America – including Toronto – collect sewage into so-called “biosolids” or “biosludge,” which is trucked out of the city’s sewage treatment center and dumped on food crops in rural areas.

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In effect, the practice of “bio-cremation” means that dead humans would be liquefied and fed to plants which are then eaten by other humans. This process is almost militantly called recycling by proponents of biosludge and bio-cremation operations. It’s all pushed under the agenda of “green living.”

On the other hand, the current practice of pumping dead bodies full of toxic chemical preservatives and burying them in cemeteries inside overpriced wooden caskets also seems insane. It makes us wonder: Why hasn’t modern civilization come up with a dignified, eco-friendly way to honor the dead without either contaminating the soil or eating their remains?

It turns out the real answer is as old as human life itself: Bury your loved ones without injecting them with toxic chemicals first, and let nature reclaim the molecules with the help of soil microbes. It requires no electricity, no pressure chamber, no added heat, no artificial chemicals, no overpriced casket and no makeup for the body. Oh yeah, it’s also the way people have handled dead bodies for nearly the entire history of human civilization.

Read The Full Story About Recycling Humans and Sewage.

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