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You returned to Mladá Boleslav for work after twenty years. How big did the local club record?

When I left, there was a meadow on the site of the athletic oval, the second league was played on the current first training area, instead of the artist there was slag and we went to various places in the city to train. The club has played European cups several times, the sporting shift is huge, as is the one in terms of club infrastructure. It is necessary to appreciate how the club has moved forward in these areas.

Why did you decide in June, shortly after leaving Slavia in Prague, to accept an offer for the head of the academy in a Central Bohemian city?

Based on the management audit, it was concluded that many things are not working as they should. Representatives of the club approached me with an offer of cooperation. We agreed that things needed to be done with greater intensity and also with the necessary efficiency. We have brought new coaches, we have a project to expand the rehabilitation of youth, the background of changing rooms and also the support of women’s football. In secondary schools, we want and need to renew sports classes, which have always belonged to the pride of Mladá Boleslav football. We have prepared a concept of connecting the training program with other sports such as judo, athletics, gymnastics and more. We want to be a natural leader within the region, to have a positive effect on the development of football and education. We organize seminars for coaches from lower competitions, we have open trainings, we prepare tournaments.

Unhappy Boleslav did not call Red for Do?kal, Hlo?ek then saved Sparta

What are your ambitions as the head of the academy?

The first ambition is, of course, to educate complex players who will be able to make a name for our A-team and who will have the necessary parameters for transfers to larger clubs and abroad. We also want to support dual careers so that the boys are able to succeed in life, have the necessary education and perhaps once return to the system in other positions, such as coaches, physiotherapists, analysts or marketers when their football career does not work out. And then, of course, there is the ability to predict the possible development of football and thus be able to direct boys aged ten or twelve and prepare for football, which will be played in five or seven years, when they grow into adult categories.

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Marek Suchý from Mladá Boleslav during the match in Sparta.

Vlastimil Vacek, Right

Is it realistic to achieve cooperation with foreign clubs, for example within the group of your main sponsor?

We hope so. We try to take advantage of the fact that ?koda Auto is a multinational company. Therefore, we would like to establish cooperation with Wolfsburg. I think it’s directly offered. I believe that it is possible to achieve internships between coaches or the best players in the youth, to organize joint tournaments. In addition, we are already establishing contacts with interesting foreign clubs today and we also have one interesting idea here, and that is to base our vision of cooperation on the blue-and-white club colors.

Will you be able to experience in Mladá Boleslav from the Slavia Academy in Prague, where you finished at the end of the spring part of the season? Or is the environment so different that it can’t be connected?

It turned out that an interesting project can be created relatively quickly. We have had tangible results in five years and Slavia is already benefiting significantly from it. I am sure that we are able to create a similar project as in Eden and that the same quality academy can be established in Mladá Boleslav. Each environment has its own specifics and we will try to make the most of the benefits offered by our environment for working with talented players, we will want to focus on working with detail, support individuals and also the journey to the league should be faster than this is the case for large clubs. I believe that we will be able to be original in certain areas and yes, I realize that we have a very demanding job ahead of us and we will not get anything for free or it will change from day to day.

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Jarolím: I expect more goals from ?koda, young Fila has a killer instinct

Will the plans not be jeopardized by the fact that you also became the sports director of the first team in Mladá Boleslav?

I see it as a great opportunity to combine everything into one functional system. It should not be the case that A is living his life and the youth is cut off. The academy will be a natural support for the activities of the A-team. Yes, every match is important from many points of view, but the concept, vision and our primary goals must be clearly stated in the club. Otherwise, we will always stay in the circle and we will experience such a Czech color over and over again. Therefore, we hire a nutritionist, fitness expert, physiotherapy, launch important projects at the regional level, seek foreign confrontation, establish contacts with experts from around the world, who bring new data and information to set up the right training process and look for progressive methods for player education. etc…

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Ji?í Plí?ek, the new sports director of Mladá Boleslav and the head of the local academy.

FKMB.cz

But the current results of the first team do not add much to you.

It is clear that the results are important for the system to be stable. But I repeat, we need to set up a longer-term concept with clear parameters and points of reference. We said where we want to be in three or four years. In addition, I have no doubt about the strength of the ac. It just needs time to play after a series of changes.

Is the direction related to a certain stagnation, when Mladá Boleslav vacated its position in cup Europe or its vicinity?

We want a stable club that will be one of the better in the Czech Republic. Play with offspring, perform attractive football and produce players who will be attractive and able to respond to the demands of the times.

Is it possible to combine both roles? Will the youth project not suffer from your involvement?

My interest in youth and related projects does not shift into the background, on the contrary, it is a great opportunity for all of us to do things in a connected, systematic and with the necessary overlaps. Of course, some individuals in the whole system will get even more responsibility and will need to work even more as a team, but even here it is a clear philosophy, where we need to have coaches in the system, workers who are able to take over and bear the necessary co-responsibility for creating the system. it is important to have and develop creative personalities here. We will divide it so that we do not lose momentum. It is not and cannot be built on one person.

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Coach of Mladá Boleslav Karel Jarolím.

Vlastimil Vacek, Right

Will it be an effort to apply a unified style from the first team to the last youth team?

It doesn’t have to be a uniform style. The point is to educate players with a profile and character ability to succeed in the biggest of football, so that the boys are able to play more game systems. There is no point in saying that we want to play like Ajax or Barcelona when we know that our role and position are completely different.

During the holidays you almost moved to Prague’s Strahov. You were to become the sports and technical director of the FACR. Why did the cooperation end in the end?

At the beginning of the summer, when the offer appeared, Mladá Boleslav was willing to consider my release. The offer pleased me, it was in a way an appreciation of my work and it deserves to thank Peter Fousek for addressing me, I appreciate it. However, three FACR executive committees took place during the summer, but not once was there a vote to fill the position. In the meantime, the position in Mladá Boleslav changed, there were some personnel changes and I did not want to leave for strength. I believe that the word should be kept and that we should respect the principles of good behavior and mutual respect in society.

Did you feel unwanted at Strahov when none of the three executive committees voted on your cast?

The European Championships were taking place and there were probably other things that were given priority. I didn’t push anywhere, I didn’t offer myself anywhere. I was approached by the union and did not want to be part of the behind-the-scenes pressures. I perceived it as an acceptable person for Czech football. But it is clear that the behind-the-scenes aspects of the occupation or non-occupancy of the position played a role and will always play, unfortunately often to the detriment of the actual development of Czech football.

We would love to thank the writer of this post for this incredible material

We are able to create a project like in Eden, says the new sports director of Mladá Boleslav

) [summary] => You returned to Mladá Boleslav for work after twenty years. How big did the local club record? When I left, there was a meadow on the site of the athletic oval, the second league was played on the current first training area, instead of the artist there was slag and we went to various places ... Read more [atom_content] =>

You returned to Mladá Boleslav for work after twenty years. How big did the local club record?

When I left, there was a meadow on the site of the athletic oval, the second league was played on the current first training area, instead of the artist there was slag and we went to various places in the city to train. The club has played European cups several times, the sporting shift is huge, as is the one in terms of club infrastructure. It is necessary to appreciate how the club has moved forward in these areas.

Why did you decide in June, shortly after leaving Slavia in Prague, to accept an offer for the head of the academy in a Central Bohemian city?

Based on the management audit, it was concluded that many things are not working as they should. Representatives of the club approached me with an offer of cooperation. We agreed that things needed to be done with greater intensity and also with the necessary efficiency. We have brought new coaches, we have a project to expand the rehabilitation of youth, the background of changing rooms and also the support of women’s football. In secondary schools, we want and need to renew sports classes, which have always belonged to the pride of Mladá Boleslav football. We have prepared a concept of connecting the training program with other sports such as judo, athletics, gymnastics and more. We want to be a natural leader within the region, to have a positive effect on the development of football and education. We organize seminars for coaches from lower competitions, we have open trainings, we prepare tournaments.

Unhappy Boleslav did not call Red for Do?kal, Hlo?ek then saved Sparta

What are your ambitions as the head of the academy?

The first ambition is, of course, to educate complex players who will be able to make a name for our A-team and who will have the necessary parameters for transfers to larger clubs and abroad. We also want to support dual careers so that the boys are able to succeed in life, have the necessary education and perhaps once return to the system in other positions, such as coaches, physiotherapists, analysts or marketers when their football career does not work out. And then, of course, there is the ability to predict the possible development of football and thus be able to direct boys aged ten or twelve and prepare for football, which will be played in five or seven years, when they grow into adult categories.

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Marek Suchý from Mladá Boleslav during the match in Sparta.

Vlastimil Vacek, Right

Is it realistic to achieve cooperation with foreign clubs, for example within the group of your main sponsor?

We hope so. We try to take advantage of the fact that ?koda Auto is a multinational company. Therefore, we would like to establish cooperation with Wolfsburg. I think it’s directly offered. I believe that it is possible to achieve internships between coaches or the best players in the youth, to organize joint tournaments. In addition, we are already establishing contacts with interesting foreign clubs today and we also have one interesting idea here, and that is to base our vision of cooperation on the blue-and-white club colors.

Will you be able to experience in Mladá Boleslav from the Slavia Academy in Prague, where you finished at the end of the spring part of the season? Or is the environment so different that it can’t be connected?

It turned out that an interesting project can be created relatively quickly. We have had tangible results in five years and Slavia is already benefiting significantly from it. I am sure that we are able to create a similar project as in Eden and that the same quality academy can be established in Mladá Boleslav. Each environment has its own specifics and we will try to make the most of the benefits offered by our environment for working with talented players, we will want to focus on working with detail, support individuals and also the journey to the league should be faster than this is the case for large clubs. I believe that we will be able to be original in certain areas and yes, I realize that we have a very demanding job ahead of us and we will not get anything for free or it will change from day to day.

616aec02aec42c50a0450100 610024

Jarolím: I expect more goals from ?koda, young Fila has a killer instinct

Will the plans not be jeopardized by the fact that you also became the sports director of the first team in Mladá Boleslav?

I see it as a great opportunity to combine everything into one functional system. It should not be the case that A is living his life and the youth is cut off. The academy will be a natural support for the activities of the A-team. Yes, every match is important from many points of view, but the concept, vision and our primary goals must be clearly stated in the club. Otherwise, we will always stay in the circle and we will experience such a Czech color over and over again. Therefore, we hire a nutritionist, fitness expert, physiotherapy, launch important projects at the regional level, seek foreign confrontation, establish contacts with experts from around the world, who bring new data and information to set up the right training process and look for progressive methods for player education. etc…

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Ji?í Plí?ek, the new sports director of Mladá Boleslav and the head of the local academy.

FKMB.cz

But the current results of the first team do not add much to you.

It is clear that the results are important for the system to be stable. But I repeat, we need to set up a longer-term concept with clear parameters and points of reference. We said where we want to be in three or four years. In addition, I have no doubt about the strength of the ac. It just needs time to play after a series of changes.

Is the direction related to a certain stagnation, when Mladá Boleslav vacated its position in cup Europe or its vicinity?

We want a stable club that will be one of the better in the Czech Republic. Play with offspring, perform attractive football and produce players who will be attractive and able to respond to the demands of the times.

Is it possible to combine both roles? Will the youth project not suffer from your involvement?

My interest in youth and related projects does not shift into the background, on the contrary, it is a great opportunity for all of us to do things in a connected, systematic and with the necessary overlaps. Of course, some individuals in the whole system will get even more responsibility and will need to work even more as a team, but even here it is a clear philosophy, where we need to have coaches in the system, workers who are able to take over and bear the necessary co-responsibility for creating the system. it is important to have and develop creative personalities here. We will divide it so that we do not lose momentum. It is not and cannot be built on one person.

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Coach of Mladá Boleslav Karel Jarolím.

Vlastimil Vacek, Right

Will it be an effort to apply a unified style from the first team to the last youth team?

It doesn’t have to be a uniform style. The point is to educate players with a profile and character ability to succeed in the biggest of football, so that the boys are able to play more game systems. There is no point in saying that we want to play like Ajax or Barcelona when we know that our role and position are completely different.

During the holidays you almost moved to Prague’s Strahov. You were to become the sports and technical director of the FACR. Why did the cooperation end in the end?

At the beginning of the summer, when the offer appeared, Mladá Boleslav was willing to consider my release. The offer pleased me, it was in a way an appreciation of my work and it deserves to thank Peter Fousek for addressing me, I appreciate it. However, three FACR executive committees took place during the summer, but not once was there a vote to fill the position. In the meantime, the position in Mladá Boleslav changed, there were some personnel changes and I did not want to leave for strength. I believe that the word should be kept and that we should respect the principles of good behavior and mutual respect in society.

Did you feel unwanted at Strahov when none of the three executive committees voted on your cast?

The European Championships were taking place and there were probably other things that were given priority. I didn’t push anywhere, I didn’t offer myself anywhere. I was approached by the union and did not want to be part of the behind-the-scenes pressures. I perceived it as an acceptable person for Czech football. But it is clear that the behind-the-scenes aspects of the occupation or non-occupancy of the position played a role and will always play, unfortunately often to the detriment of the actual development of Czech football.

We would love to thank the writer of this post for this incredible material

We are able to create a project like in Eden, says the new sports director of Mladá Boleslav

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After weeks of tensions between the military and civilians who share power in Sudan since the dismissal of the autocrat Omar Al-Bashir in 2019, General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Al-Bourhane, who was the head of the sovereignty council, the Sudanese transitional authority announced Monday (October 25th) that the army had arrested almost all of the civilian leaders.
Update on this coup, which greatly compromises the transition started after thirty years of dictatorship in this East African country.

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Sudanese Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan speaks at a press conference at the General Command of the Armed Forces in Khartoum on October 26, 2021.

Monday morning, General Al-Bourhane dissolved the transitional authorities. Abdallah Hamdok, the prime minister, many of his ministers, their wives, and all civilian members of the Sovereignty Council, the highest authority in the transition, were arrested by the military.

Mr. Hamdok, whose release is demanded by the international community, “Find me”Al-Bourhane said on Tuesday. “Yes, we arrested ministers and politicians, but not all”, again launched the general in a long press conference where he justified all of his action. Mr. Hamdok, a former United Nations (UN) economist, is ” in good health ” and “Will return home when the crisis is over.”

In the wake of this press conference, the Prime Minister’s office called “The putschists” to free ” at once “ all those arrested, in a statement released by the Ministry of Information.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Tensions between civilians and soldiers at the head of Sudanese power

Since 2019 and the fall of Al-Bashir, power has been shared between the civilian government led by Mr. Hamdok and the sovereignty council responsible for leading the transition, but the coup comes amid heightened tensions between civilians and military.

The leadership of the Sovereignty Council was to be transferred to a civilian figure in the coming months and the military had so far affirmed their willingness to respect the transition process, but the exact date of this handover was not yet known. precisely. In addition, the transitional authorities were struggling to come to an agreement on the surrender of Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court.

On October 16, army supporters pitched their tents in front of the presidential palace, where the transitional authorities are based. In response, on October 21, supporters of civil power took to the streets of the country by tens of thousands to ” to save “ their “Revolution”. Two days ago, the civilian camp warned against a “Rampant coup”, during a press conference that a small crowd had sought to prevent.

On Tuesday, three Sudanese ambassadors in Europe announced their defection, condemning the military coup of the day before and proclaiming their embassies as those of the “Sudanese people”, announced on Facebook the Ministry of Information. “We fully align ourselves with the heroic opposition followed by the whole world and proclaim the Sudanese embassies in France, Belgium and Switzerland as embassies of the Sudanese people and their revolution”, wrote Omar Béchir Maniss, Abderrahim Ahmed Khalil and Ali Ibn Abi Taleb Abderrahman Al-Gendi.

The international community has also expressed concern. For the troika in maneuver on the Sudanese issue for years, the United States, Great Britain and Norway, “The actions of the military betray the revolution and the transition” post-dictatorship after the fall in 2019 of the autocrat Omar Al-Bashir. In addition, Washington has “Suspended” assistance of 700 million dollars to Sudan as the prospect of the first free elections seems increasingly compromised.

For his part, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for the immediate release of the ministers, deploring the « multiplication » of coups this year around the world. The “Important geopolitical divisions” which prevent “The Security Council to take strong measures”, the pandemic, economic and social difficulties mean that “Military leaders consider that they have total impunity, that they can do what they want because nothing will happen to them”, he said at a press conference. “I call on the great powers to come together for a unity of the Security Council in order to ensure that there is effective deterrence about this epidemic of coups d’état” which the world is witnessing in Asia or Africa, continued Antonio Guterres.

The 15 members of the UN Security Council are to meet urgently behind closed doors on Sudan from 10 p.m. (Paris time), at the request of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, from the United States, Estonia and France. Mexico, Kenya, Niger, Tunisia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, non-permanent members of the Council, supported this convocation. According to diplomats, the adoption of a declaration has been under negotiation since Monday, but it was not certain that Russia and China, in particular, will ratify its approval.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Coup d’état in Sudan: the United States and Europe very worried about the situation
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets to condemn the military takeover in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, October 25, 2021.

In the streets of Khartoum, where almost all shops – except those selling food – are closed, protesters call for the ” civil disobedience “. The ” general strike “ had won the capital on Tuesday, between employees unable to reach their offices by cut roads and demonstrators determined to block the country. “No to military power”, “The revolution continues”, still chant the demonstrators under a swarm of Sudanese flags, responding to the call of unions spearheading the 2019 revolt.

Since Monday, at least four protesters have been killed by bullets “Drawn by the armed forces” according to a union of pro-democracy doctors, and more than eighty others wounded, in Khartoum, where the security forces are deployed with their armored vehicles on bridges and main roads.

Abdel Fattah Al-Bourhane

Born in 1960, Abdel Fattah Al-Bourhane is a pure product of the Sudanese army. After studying at the military academy, pursued abroad (especially in Egypt), he rose through the ranks to command the army, a key role when in 2015, Sudan joined the led coalition by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the war in Yemen. During the demonstrations against the power of Omar Al-Bashir in 2019, the former Sudanese dictator, General Al-Bourhane was seen as a solution to take the head of the civil-military transition, not having been marked as “Islamist”, and headed the Sovereignty Council, until the dissolution on Monday of all the authorities in place.

The World with AFP

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Update on the situation in Sudan: military coup, arrest of ministers and calls for civil disobedience

) [summary] => After weeks of tensions between the military and civilians who share power in Sudan since the dismissal of the autocrat Omar Al-Bashir in 2019, General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Al-Bourhane, who was the head of the sovereignty council, the Sudanese transitional authority announced Monday (October 25th) that the army had arrested almost all of the civilian ... Read more [atom_content] =>

After weeks of tensions between the military and civilians who share power in Sudan since the dismissal of the autocrat Omar Al-Bashir in 2019, General Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Al-Bourhane, who was the head of the sovereignty council, the Sudanese transitional authority announced Monday (October 25th) that the army had arrested almost all of the civilian leaders.
Update on this coup, which greatly compromises the transition started after thirty years of dictatorship in this East African country.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Coup d’état in Sudan: army regains control and represses protests in blood
Sudanese Army Chief General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan speaks at a press conference at the General Command of the Armed Forces in Khartoum on October 26, 2021.

Monday morning, General Al-Bourhane dissolved the transitional authorities. Abdallah Hamdok, the prime minister, many of his ministers, their wives, and all civilian members of the Sovereignty Council, the highest authority in the transition, were arrested by the military.

Mr. Hamdok, whose release is demanded by the international community, “Find me”Al-Bourhane said on Tuesday. “Yes, we arrested ministers and politicians, but not all”, again launched the general in a long press conference where he justified all of his action. Mr. Hamdok, a former United Nations (UN) economist, is ” in good health ” and “Will return home when the crisis is over.”

In the wake of this press conference, the Prime Minister’s office called “The putschists” to free ” at once “ all those arrested, in a statement released by the Ministry of Information.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Tensions between civilians and soldiers at the head of Sudanese power

Since 2019 and the fall of Al-Bashir, power has been shared between the civilian government led by Mr. Hamdok and the sovereignty council responsible for leading the transition, but the coup comes amid heightened tensions between civilians and military.

The leadership of the Sovereignty Council was to be transferred to a civilian figure in the coming months and the military had so far affirmed their willingness to respect the transition process, but the exact date of this handover was not yet known. precisely. In addition, the transitional authorities were struggling to come to an agreement on the surrender of Al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court.

On October 16, army supporters pitched their tents in front of the presidential palace, where the transitional authorities are based. In response, on October 21, supporters of civil power took to the streets of the country by tens of thousands to ” to save “ their “Revolution”. Two days ago, the civilian camp warned against a “Rampant coup”, during a press conference that a small crowd had sought to prevent.

On Tuesday, three Sudanese ambassadors in Europe announced their defection, condemning the military coup of the day before and proclaiming their embassies as those of the “Sudanese people”, announced on Facebook the Ministry of Information. “We fully align ourselves with the heroic opposition followed by the whole world and proclaim the Sudanese embassies in France, Belgium and Switzerland as embassies of the Sudanese people and their revolution”, wrote Omar Béchir Maniss, Abderrahim Ahmed Khalil and Ali Ibn Abi Taleb Abderrahman Al-Gendi.

The international community has also expressed concern. For the troika in maneuver on the Sudanese issue for years, the United States, Great Britain and Norway, “The actions of the military betray the revolution and the transition” post-dictatorship after the fall in 2019 of the autocrat Omar Al-Bashir. In addition, Washington has “Suspended” assistance of 700 million dollars to Sudan as the prospect of the first free elections seems increasingly compromised.

For his part, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for the immediate release of the ministers, deploring the « multiplication » of coups this year around the world. The “Important geopolitical divisions” which prevent “The Security Council to take strong measures”, the pandemic, economic and social difficulties mean that “Military leaders consider that they have total impunity, that they can do what they want because nothing will happen to them”, he said at a press conference. “I call on the great powers to come together for a unity of the Security Council in order to ensure that there is effective deterrence about this epidemic of coups d’état” which the world is witnessing in Asia or Africa, continued Antonio Guterres.

The 15 members of the UN Security Council are to meet urgently behind closed doors on Sudan from 10 p.m. (Paris time), at the request of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Norway, from the United States, Estonia and France. Mexico, Kenya, Niger, Tunisia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, non-permanent members of the Council, supported this convocation. According to diplomats, the adoption of a declaration has been under negotiation since Monday, but it was not certain that Russia and China, in particular, will ratify its approval.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Coup d’état in Sudan: the United States and Europe very worried about the situation
Thousands of pro-democracy protesters took to the streets to condemn the military takeover in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, October 25, 2021.

In the streets of Khartoum, where almost all shops – except those selling food – are closed, protesters call for the ” civil disobedience “. The ” general strike “ had won the capital on Tuesday, between employees unable to reach their offices by cut roads and demonstrators determined to block the country. “No to military power”, “The revolution continues”, still chant the demonstrators under a swarm of Sudanese flags, responding to the call of unions spearheading the 2019 revolt.

Since Monday, at least four protesters have been killed by bullets “Drawn by the armed forces” according to a union of pro-democracy doctors, and more than eighty others wounded, in Khartoum, where the security forces are deployed with their armored vehicles on bridges and main roads.

Abdel Fattah Al-Bourhane

Born in 1960, Abdel Fattah Al-Bourhane is a pure product of the Sudanese army. After studying at the military academy, pursued abroad (especially in Egypt), he rose through the ranks to command the army, a key role when in 2015, Sudan joined the led coalition by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the war in Yemen. During the demonstrations against the power of Omar Al-Bashir in 2019, the former Sudanese dictator, General Al-Bourhane was seen as a solution to take the head of the civil-military transition, not having been marked as “Islamist”, and headed the Sovereignty Council, until the dissolution on Monday of all the authorities in place.

The World with AFP

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[date_timestamp] => 1635260231 ) [2] => Array ( [title] => Mobile Covid-19 testing lab bags Singapore defence tech prize [link] => https://bofads.com/mobile-covid-19-testing-lab-bags-singapore-defence-tech-prize/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harold Kent ) [pubdate] => Tue, 26 Oct 2021 14:55:54 +0000 [category] => SpacebagsCovid19defencelabmobilePrizeSingaporetechtesting [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=3773 [description] => SINGAPORE – Early last year, when Covid-19 first hit Singapore, there was an urgent need to ramp up virus-testing capacity, which stood at 2,900 tests per day in 2019. In about three months, a team from across the defence industry came together to develop a novel solution – a mobile laboratory for polymerase chain reaction ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

SINGAPORE – Early last year, when Covid-19 first hit Singapore, there was an urgent need to ramp up virus-testing capacity, which stood at 2,900 tests per day in 2019.

In about three months, a team from across the defence industry came together to develop a novel solution – a mobile laboratory for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests that can be deployed in the field and scaled up when required.

In May last year, the first forward deployed lab (FDL) was set up at the Changi Exhibition Centre, contributing to testing at migrant worker dormitories.

Another one was set up in August last year at the Army Museum in Joo Koon.

Today, four FDLs located on the rooftop of a carpark next to Changi Airport Terminal 4 have the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests a day.

As at Oct 1, the four FDLs have processed more than 160,000 Covid-19 samples. The FDL is currently the only field Covid-19 PCR testing lab licensed by the Ministry of Health.

The team behind the FDL was among the winners of the annual Defence Technology Prize, given to those who have made significant contributions to the defence capabilities of Singapore.

The team comprises staff from DSO National Laboratories, the Defence Science and Technology Agency and the Ministry of Defence (Mindef).

Speaking at the prize presentation ceremony on Tuesday (Oct 26), Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that Mindef and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have responded effectively to the unexpected challenges thrown up in the past year.

“When Mindef and the SAF were called to assist in national efforts, I am proud of the way we did it – fully professional, task-oriented, clear goals and with key deliverables in mind and an attitude which says ‘let’s get to work’,” he said.

Other government agencies and Singaporeans recognise that the SAF has the ability to deal with complex issues like the coronavirus outbreak among migrant workers and the home recovery programme for Covid-19 patients, said Dr Ng.

“This confidence and capabilities that others recognise in us reflect well on our ability to prosecute difficult missions when called upon and it is part of our ethos of the SAF,” he added.

Close to 300 testers were trained to operate the FDLs, and about half of them had no background in biology, said Associate Professor Mahesh Uttamchandani, 41, from DSO, who is the founding lab director.

He believes that teamwork was key to the labs’ success. “This is something that I’m most inspired by. What it took was a team from all walks of life, all backgrounds, to come together as volunteers in order to step up against Covid-19.”

Another Defence Technology Prize recipient was the team that developed the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft hangar – the SAF’s first net-positive-energy building – at Changi Air Base (East). This means the facility can generate more electricity than it consumes.

Ms Jolene Chung, 29, who is deputy head of building and infrastructure at DSTA and part of the project team, said the team went beyond operational requirements to deliver the sustainable initiatives for the hangar.

These include a solar energy harvesting system and the recycling of rainwater for non-potable uses such as irrigation of the hangar’s green roof.

This year, the prizes were given to six teams and two individuals.

Head of the Centre of Excellence for guided weapons at ST Engineering Han Meow Kwang, 60, was one of the individual prize winners.

His citation said he was “instrumental in building up Singapore’s strategic capability in rocket motors”, including for use in mine-clearing systems.

He said: “I hope that this award can inspire the younger generation of engineers and technologists to attain greater heights in their field of work, to contribute to the SAF’s defence and technology effectiveness.”

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) [summary] => SINGAPORE – Early last year, when Covid-19 first hit Singapore, there was an urgent need to ramp up virus-testing capacity, which stood at 2,900 tests per day in 2019. In about three months, a team from across the defence industry came together to develop a novel solution – a mobile laboratory for polymerase chain reaction ... Read more [atom_content] =>

SINGAPORE – Early last year, when Covid-19 first hit Singapore, there was an urgent need to ramp up virus-testing capacity, which stood at 2,900 tests per day in 2019.

In about three months, a team from across the defence industry came together to develop a novel solution – a mobile laboratory for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests that can be deployed in the field and scaled up when required.

In May last year, the first forward deployed lab (FDL) was set up at the Changi Exhibition Centre, contributing to testing at migrant worker dormitories.

Another one was set up in August last year at the Army Museum in Joo Koon.

Today, four FDLs located on the rooftop of a carpark next to Changi Airport Terminal 4 have the capacity to conduct 10,000 tests a day.

As at Oct 1, the four FDLs have processed more than 160,000 Covid-19 samples. The FDL is currently the only field Covid-19 PCR testing lab licensed by the Ministry of Health.

The team behind the FDL was among the winners of the annual Defence Technology Prize, given to those who have made significant contributions to the defence capabilities of Singapore.

The team comprises staff from DSO National Laboratories, the Defence Science and Technology Agency and the Ministry of Defence (Mindef).

Speaking at the prize presentation ceremony on Tuesday (Oct 26), Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen said that Mindef and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) have responded effectively to the unexpected challenges thrown up in the past year.

“When Mindef and the SAF were called to assist in national efforts, I am proud of the way we did it – fully professional, task-oriented, clear goals and with key deliverables in mind and an attitude which says ‘let’s get to work’,” he said.

Other government agencies and Singaporeans recognise that the SAF has the ability to deal with complex issues like the coronavirus outbreak among migrant workers and the home recovery programme for Covid-19 patients, said Dr Ng.

“This confidence and capabilities that others recognise in us reflect well on our ability to prosecute difficult missions when called upon and it is part of our ethos of the SAF,” he added.

Close to 300 testers were trained to operate the FDLs, and about half of them had no background in biology, said Associate Professor Mahesh Uttamchandani, 41, from DSO, who is the founding lab director.

He believes that teamwork was key to the labs’ success. “This is something that I’m most inspired by. What it took was a team from all walks of life, all backgrounds, to come together as volunteers in order to step up against Covid-19.”

Another Defence Technology Prize recipient was the team that developed the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft hangar – the SAF’s first net-positive-energy building – at Changi Air Base (East). This means the facility can generate more electricity than it consumes.

Ms Jolene Chung, 29, who is deputy head of building and infrastructure at DSTA and part of the project team, said the team went beyond operational requirements to deliver the sustainable initiatives for the hangar.

These include a solar energy harvesting system and the recycling of rainwater for non-potable uses such as irrigation of the hangar’s green roof.

This year, the prizes were given to six teams and two individuals.

Head of the Centre of Excellence for guided weapons at ST Engineering Han Meow Kwang, 60, was one of the individual prize winners.

His citation said he was “instrumental in building up Singapore’s strategic capability in rocket motors”, including for use in mine-clearing systems.

He said: “I hope that this award can inspire the younger generation of engineers and technologists to attain greater heights in their field of work, to contribute to the SAF’s defence and technology effectiveness.”

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Mobile Covid-19 testing lab bags Singapore defence tech prize

[date_timestamp] => 1635260154 ) [3] => Array ( [title] => How diet affects tumors [link] => https://bofads.com/how-diet-affects-tumors/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tony Grantly ) [pubdate] => Tue, 26 Oct 2021 14:54:51 +0000 [category] => Health And Sciencediettumors [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=3768 [description] => Journal Reference: Evan C. Lien, Anna M. Westermark, Yin Zhang, Chen Yuan, Zhaoqi Li, Allison N. Lau, Kiera M. Sapp, Brian M. Wolpin, Matthew G. Vander Heiden. Low glycaemic diets alter lipid metabolism to influence tumour growth. Nature, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04049-2 The study examined the effects of a calorically restricted diet and a ketogenic diet ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

Journal Reference:

  1. Evan C. Lien, Anna M. Westermark, Yin Zhang, Chen Yuan, Zhaoqi Li, Allison N. Lau, Kiera M. Sapp, Brian M. Wolpin, Matthew G. Vander Heiden. Low glycaemic diets alter lipid metabolism to influence tumour growth. Nature, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04049-2

The study examined the effects of a calorically restricted diet and a ketogenic diet in mice with pancreatic tumors. While both of these diets reduce the amount of sugar available to tumors, the researchers found that only the calorically restricted diet reduced the availability of fatty acids, and this was linked to a slowdown in tumor growth.

The findings do not suggest that cancer patients should try to follow either of these diets, the researchers say. Instead, they believe the findings warrant further study to determine how dietary interventions might be combined with existing or emerging drugs to help patients with cancer.

?There?s a lot of evidence that diet can affect how fast your cancer progresses, but this is not a cure,? says Matthew Vander Heiden, director of MIT?s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the senior author of the study. ?While the findings are provocative, further study is needed, and individual patients should talk to their doctor about the right dietary interventions for their cancer.?

MIT postdoc Evan Lien is the lead author of the paper, which appears today in Nature.

Metabolic mechanism

Vander Heiden, who is also a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, says his patients often ask him about the potential benefits of various diets, but there is not enough scientific evidence available to offer any definitive advice. Many of the dietary questions that patients have focus on either a calorie-restricted diet, which reduces calorie consumption by 25 to 50 percent, or a ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat and protein.

Previous studies have suggested that a calorically restricted diet might slow tumor growth in some contexts, and such a diet has been shown to extend lifespan in mice and many other animal species. A smaller number of studies exploring the effects of a ketogenic diet on cancer have produced inconclusive results.

?A lot of the advice or cultural fads that are out there aren?t necessarily always based on very good science,? Lien says. ?It seemed like there was an opportunity, especially with our understanding of cancer metabolism having evolved so much over the past 10 years or so, that we could take some of the biochemical principles that we?ve learned and apply those concepts to understanding this complex question.?

Cancer cells consume a great deal of glucose, so some scientists had hypothesized that either the ketogenic diet or calorie restriction might slow tumor growth by reducing the amount of glucose available. However, the MIT team?s initial experiments in mice with pancreatic tumors showed that calorie restriction has a much greater effect on tumor growth than the ketogenic diet, so the researchers suspected that glucose levels were not playing a major role in the slowdown.

To dig deeper into the mechanism, the researchers analyzed tumor growth and nutrient concentration in mice with pancreatic tumors, which were fed either a normal, ketogenic, or calorie-restricted diet. In both the ketogenic and calorie-restricted mice, glucose levels went down. In the calorie-restricted mice, lipid levels also went down, but in mice on the ketogenic diet, they went up.

Lipid shortages impair tumor growth because cancer cells need lipids to construct their cell membranes. Normally, when lipids aren?t available in a tissue, cells can make their own. As part of this process, they need to maintain the right balance of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, which requires an enzyme called stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD). This enzyme is responsible for converting saturated fatty acids into unsaturated fatty acids.

Both calorie-restricted and ketogenic diets reduce SCD activity, but mice on the ketogenic diet had lipids available to them from their diet, so they didn?t need to use SCD. Mice on the calorie-restricted diet, however, couldn?t get fatty acids from their diet or produce their own. In these mice, tumor growth slowed significantly, compared to mice on the ketogenic diet.

?Not only does caloric restriction starve tumors of lipids, it also impairs the process that allows them to adapt to it. That combination is really contributing to the inhibition of tumor growth,? Lien says.

Dietary effects

In addition to their mouse research, the researchers also looked at some human data. Working with Brian Wolpin, an oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an author of the paper, the team obtained data from a large cohort study that allowed them to analyze the relationship between dietary patterns and survival times in pancreatic cancer patients. From that study, the researchers found that the type of fat consumed appears to influence how patients on a low-sugar diet fare after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, although the data are not complete enough to draw any conclusions about the effect of diet, the researchers say.

Although this study showed that calorie restriction has beneficial effects in mice, the researchers say they do not recommend that cancer patients follow a calorie-restricted diet, which is difficult to maintain and can have harmful side effects. However, they believe that cancer cells? dependence on the availability of unsaturated fatty acids could be exploited to develop drugs that might help slow tumor growth.

One possible therapeutic strategy could be inhibition of the SCD enzyme, which would cut off tumor cells? ability to produce unsaturated fatty acids.

?The purpose of these studies isn?t necessarily to recommend a diet, but it?s to really understand the underlying biology,? Lien says. ?They provide some sense of the mechanisms of how these diets work, and that can lead to rational ideas on how we might mimic those situations for cancer therapy.?

The researchers now plan to study how diets with a variety of fat sources ? including plant or animal-based fats with defined differences in saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acid content ? alter tumor fatty acid metabolism and the ratio of unsaturated to saturated fatty acids.

The research was funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Lustgarten Foundation, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Hale Family Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Stand Up to Cancer, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the Noble Effort Fund, the Wexler Family Fund, Promises for Purple, the Bob Parsons Fund, the Emerald Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the MIT Center for Precision Cancer Medicine, and the Ludwig Center at MIT.

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How diet affects tumors

) [summary] => Journal Reference: Evan C. Lien, Anna M. Westermark, Yin Zhang, Chen Yuan, Zhaoqi Li, Allison N. Lau, Kiera M. Sapp, Brian M. Wolpin, Matthew G. Vander Heiden. Low glycaemic diets alter lipid metabolism to influence tumour growth. Nature, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04049-2 The study examined the effects of a calorically restricted diet and a ketogenic diet ... Read more [atom_content] =>

Journal Reference:

  1. Evan C. Lien, Anna M. Westermark, Yin Zhang, Chen Yuan, Zhaoqi Li, Allison N. Lau, Kiera M. Sapp, Brian M. Wolpin, Matthew G. Vander Heiden. Low glycaemic diets alter lipid metabolism to influence tumour growth. Nature, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04049-2

The study examined the effects of a calorically restricted diet and a ketogenic diet in mice with pancreatic tumors. While both of these diets reduce the amount of sugar available to tumors, the researchers found that only the calorically restricted diet reduced the availability of fatty acids, and this was linked to a slowdown in tumor growth.

The findings do not suggest that cancer patients should try to follow either of these diets, the researchers say. Instead, they believe the findings warrant further study to determine how dietary interventions might be combined with existing or emerging drugs to help patients with cancer.

?There?s a lot of evidence that diet can affect how fast your cancer progresses, but this is not a cure,? says Matthew Vander Heiden, director of MIT?s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research and the senior author of the study. ?While the findings are provocative, further study is needed, and individual patients should talk to their doctor about the right dietary interventions for their cancer.?

MIT postdoc Evan Lien is the lead author of the paper, which appears today in Nature.

Metabolic mechanism

Vander Heiden, who is also a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, says his patients often ask him about the potential benefits of various diets, but there is not enough scientific evidence available to offer any definitive advice. Many of the dietary questions that patients have focus on either a calorie-restricted diet, which reduces calorie consumption by 25 to 50 percent, or a ketogenic diet, which is low in carbohydrates and high in fat and protein.

Previous studies have suggested that a calorically restricted diet might slow tumor growth in some contexts, and such a diet has been shown to extend lifespan in mice and many other animal species. A smaller number of studies exploring the effects of a ketogenic diet on cancer have produced inconclusive results.

?A lot of the advice or cultural fads that are out there aren?t necessarily always based on very good science,? Lien says. ?It seemed like there was an opportunity, especially with our understanding of cancer metabolism having evolved so much over the past 10 years or so, that we could take some of the biochemical principles that we?ve learned and apply those concepts to understanding this complex question.?

Cancer cells consume a great deal of glucose, so some scientists had hypothesized that either the ketogenic diet or calorie restriction might slow tumor growth by reducing the amount of glucose available. However, the MIT team?s initial experiments in mice with pancreatic tumors showed that calorie restriction has a much greater effect on tumor growth than the ketogenic diet, so the researchers suspected that glucose levels were not playing a major role in the slowdown.

To dig deeper into the mechanism, the researchers analyzed tumor growth and nutrient concentration in mice with pancreatic tumors, which were fed either a normal, ketogenic, or calorie-restricted diet. In both the ketogenic and calorie-restricted mice, glucose levels went down. In the calorie-restricted mice, lipid levels also went down, but in mice on the ketogenic diet, they went up.

Lipid shortages impair tumor growth because cancer cells need lipids to construct their cell membranes. Normally, when lipids aren?t available in a tissue, cells can make their own. As part of this process, they need to maintain the right balance of saturated and unsaturated fatty acids, which requires an enzyme called stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD). This enzyme is responsible for converting saturated fatty acids into unsaturated fatty acids.

Both calorie-restricted and ketogenic diets reduce SCD activity, but mice on the ketogenic diet had lipids available to them from their diet, so they didn?t need to use SCD. Mice on the calorie-restricted diet, however, couldn?t get fatty acids from their diet or produce their own. In these mice, tumor growth slowed significantly, compared to mice on the ketogenic diet.

?Not only does caloric restriction starve tumors of lipids, it also impairs the process that allows them to adapt to it. That combination is really contributing to the inhibition of tumor growth,? Lien says.

Dietary effects

In addition to their mouse research, the researchers also looked at some human data. Working with Brian Wolpin, an oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and an author of the paper, the team obtained data from a large cohort study that allowed them to analyze the relationship between dietary patterns and survival times in pancreatic cancer patients. From that study, the researchers found that the type of fat consumed appears to influence how patients on a low-sugar diet fare after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis, although the data are not complete enough to draw any conclusions about the effect of diet, the researchers say.

Although this study showed that calorie restriction has beneficial effects in mice, the researchers say they do not recommend that cancer patients follow a calorie-restricted diet, which is difficult to maintain and can have harmful side effects. However, they believe that cancer cells? dependence on the availability of unsaturated fatty acids could be exploited to develop drugs that might help slow tumor growth.

One possible therapeutic strategy could be inhibition of the SCD enzyme, which would cut off tumor cells? ability to produce unsaturated fatty acids.

?The purpose of these studies isn?t necessarily to recommend a diet, but it?s to really understand the underlying biology,? Lien says. ?They provide some sense of the mechanisms of how these diets work, and that can lead to rational ideas on how we might mimic those situations for cancer therapy.?

The researchers now plan to study how diets with a variety of fat sources ? including plant or animal-based fats with defined differences in saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fatty acid content ? alter tumor fatty acid metabolism and the ratio of unsaturated to saturated fatty acids.

The research was funded by the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the Lustgarten Foundation, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Hale Family Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Stand Up to Cancer, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, the Noble Effort Fund, the Wexler Family Fund, Promises for Purple, the Bob Parsons Fund, the Emerald Foundation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the MIT Center for Precision Cancer Medicine, and the Ludwig Center at MIT.

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How diet affects tumors

[date_timestamp] => 1635260091 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => La Spezia, with the Parco delle Mura, the redevelopment of a historical and architectural path starts [link] => https://bofads.com/la-spezia-with-the-parco-delle-mura-the-redevelopment-of-a-historical-and-architectural-path-starts/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harry World ) [pubdate] => Tue, 26 Oct 2021 14:27:19 +0000 [category] => LifestylearchitecturaldellehistoricalMuraParcoPathredevelopmentSpeziastarts [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=3764 [description] => It was inaugurated on Saturday 23 October on Park of the Walls, the project of the recovery of the historic walls which is part of a wider project of rediscovery and requalification of the architectural testimonies of the history of Spezzina pre and post Arsenalizia. The works were financed with resources from the Regional Strategic ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

It was inaugurated on Saturday 23 October on Park of the Walls, the project of the recovery of the historic walls which is part of a wider project of rediscovery and requalification of the architectural testimonies of the history of Spezzina pre and post Arsenalizia.

The works were financed with resources from the Regional Strategic Fund and municipal resources for a total of 1 million 500 thousand euros .

“The Parco delle Mura is the first piece of the largest mosaic that is Spezia Forte, the recovery of La Spezia history from the fourteenth to the twentieth century so that the people of La Spezia can regain possession of the places in the heart of our city and become an unprecedented tourist flywheel – declares the Mayor della Spezia Pierluigi Peracchini – the Parco delle Mura winds for 4 km and is a path surrounded by nature that connects the city center with the hilly area: today we inaugurate the first section, but we are already working on the second, with a view to finalize the path to reach the Parco della Rimembranza, whose inauguration is scheduled for next spring.

The Parco delle Mura – continues the Mayor – is beauty to be experienced 24 hours a day, from sunrise to sunset: excursions, romantic walks, Sunday outings, in total safety thanks to video surveillance, at the maximum possible inclusion for people with disabilities, night lighting. A dream of the people of La Spezia that becomes reality thanks to the resources of the Liguria Region which from the very beginning strongly believed in this project ».

«As the Liguria region, through the Regional Strategic Fund, we have gladly financed the redevelopment of an area so important for the city of La Spezia – explained the president of the Liguria region Giovanni Toti -. The Parco delle Mura represents an area of ??great value in the city, both from the point of view of urban and historical greenery, an investment that will allow the city to increase its tourist appeal even more, with a splendid path in the green and a dip in history for its citizens “.

The inauguration of the Parco delle Mura is part of the larger historical project “Spezia Forte” which also includes the Parco della Rimembranza, a Museum dedicated to the Cold War, the restoration of the former convent of the Poor Clares, the recovery of the Quintino Sella anti-aircraft gallery each identified with a specific brand, historical explanatory panels in Italian and English complete with information and QR code. The Parco delle Mura will become a new place for La Spezia people and tourists where, immersed in nature, they can take a dip in the past of our city, admire the breathtaking panorama with unprecedented views and also spend an unforgettable evening with the illuminated walls.

The project of “Redevelopment and recovery of the nineteenth-century walls of La Spezia”, ??has included and involved all those works necessary for the recovery and enhancement of the nineteenth-century walls of La Spezia to make the parallel path accessible to them which, together with the existing historical artifact relating to the so-called security belt, is organically inserted in a compendium that runs for about 4 km and is called “Parco delle mura”. This park is spread over the hilly area of ??La Spezia, embracing the historic nucleus of nineteenth-century expansion and develops in an almost continuous arc in an east-west direction starting from the area behind the Cathedral to the Collina di Gaggiola to the west, including exclusively the areas relating to the paths located outside and above the walls.

Finally, a video surveillance system was created to ensure maximum safety and also discourage phenomena of waste abandonment and a lighting system that will guarantee on the one hand the use of the site even in the evening and on the other will allow a very suggestive view of the walls in evening time from the city.

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) [summary] => It was inaugurated on Saturday 23 October on Park of the Walls, the project of the recovery of the historic walls which is part of a wider project of rediscovery and requalification of the architectural testimonies of the history of Spezzina pre and post Arsenalizia. The works were financed with resources from the Regional Strategic ... Read more [atom_content] =>

It was inaugurated on Saturday 23 October on Park of the Walls, the project of the recovery of the historic walls which is part of a wider project of rediscovery and requalification of the architectural testimonies of the history of Spezzina pre and post Arsenalizia.

The works were financed with resources from the Regional Strategic Fund and municipal resources for a total of 1 million 500 thousand euros .

“The Parco delle Mura is the first piece of the largest mosaic that is Spezia Forte, the recovery of La Spezia history from the fourteenth to the twentieth century so that the people of La Spezia can regain possession of the places in the heart of our city and become an unprecedented tourist flywheel – declares the Mayor della Spezia Pierluigi Peracchini – the Parco delle Mura winds for 4 km and is a path surrounded by nature that connects the city center with the hilly area: today we inaugurate the first section, but we are already working on the second, with a view to finalize the path to reach the Parco della Rimembranza, whose inauguration is scheduled for next spring.

The Parco delle Mura – continues the Mayor – is beauty to be experienced 24 hours a day, from sunrise to sunset: excursions, romantic walks, Sunday outings, in total safety thanks to video surveillance, at the maximum possible inclusion for people with disabilities, night lighting. A dream of the people of La Spezia that becomes reality thanks to the resources of the Liguria Region which from the very beginning strongly believed in this project ».

«As the Liguria region, through the Regional Strategic Fund, we have gladly financed the redevelopment of an area so important for the city of La Spezia – explained the president of the Liguria region Giovanni Toti -. The Parco delle Mura represents an area of ??great value in the city, both from the point of view of urban and historical greenery, an investment that will allow the city to increase its tourist appeal even more, with a splendid path in the green and a dip in history for its citizens “.

The inauguration of the Parco delle Mura is part of the larger historical project “Spezia Forte” which also includes the Parco della Rimembranza, a Museum dedicated to the Cold War, the restoration of the former convent of the Poor Clares, the recovery of the Quintino Sella anti-aircraft gallery each identified with a specific brand, historical explanatory panels in Italian and English complete with information and QR code. The Parco delle Mura will become a new place for La Spezia people and tourists where, immersed in nature, they can take a dip in the past of our city, admire the breathtaking panorama with unprecedented views and also spend an unforgettable evening with the illuminated walls.

The project of “Redevelopment and recovery of the nineteenth-century walls of La Spezia”, ??has included and involved all those works necessary for the recovery and enhancement of the nineteenth-century walls of La Spezia to make the parallel path accessible to them which, together with the existing historical artifact relating to the so-called security belt, is organically inserted in a compendium that runs for about 4 km and is called “Parco delle mura”. This park is spread over the hilly area of ??La Spezia, embracing the historic nucleus of nineteenth-century expansion and develops in an almost continuous arc in an east-west direction starting from the area behind the Cathedral to the Collina di Gaggiola to the west, including exclusively the areas relating to the paths located outside and above the walls.

Finally, a video surveillance system was created to ensure maximum safety and also discourage phenomena of waste abandonment and a lighting system that will guarantee on the one hand the use of the site even in the evening and on the other will allow a very suggestive view of the walls in evening time from the city.

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La Spezia, with the Parco delle Mura, the redevelopment of a historical and architectural path starts

[date_timestamp] => 1635258439 ) [5] => Array ( [title] => ÖFB Cup: WAC continues to struggle at the peat festival [link] => https://bofads.com/ofb-cup-wac-continues-to-struggle-at-the-peat-festival/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Pauline Moonlky ) [pubdate] => Tue, 26 Oct 2021 14:09:02 +0000 [category] => SportcontinuesCupFestivalÖFBpeatstruggleWAC [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=3758 [description] => ÖFB-Cup The start of the round of 16 in the Uniqa-ÖFB-Cup brought a peat festival on Tuesday. The Bundesliga third WAC had to work overtime at the second division Lafnitz, but in the end won 5: 3 (2: 2) after extra time. The decisive goal was scored by Dominik Baumgartner of all people, who had ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

ÖFB-Cup

The start of the round of 16 in the Uniqa-ÖFB-Cup brought a peat festival on Tuesday. The Bundesliga third WAC had to work overtime at the second division Lafnitz, but in the end won 5: 3 (2: 2) after extra time. The decisive goal was scored by Dominik Baumgartner of all people, who had previously also scored in his own goal. The Carinthians turned a deficit twice with well-performing Styrians.

Matthäus Taferner brought the guests into the lead (19th), but Lafnitz turned the game around with Philipp Wendler (23rd) and a header by Baumgartner (26th). Before the break, a goalkeeper mistake led to 2-2 by Dario Vizinger (38th). The goalscorer took the place of goalgetter Tal Baribo after the Israeli was out with a muscle injury in his thigh. According to WAC coach Robin Dutt, Baribo will miss one or two more games.

In the second half, Lafnitz took the lead again through Thomas Schriebl (68th), but Christopher Wernitznig headed Wolfsberger into extra time (78th). In this, Lafnitz goalie Lucas Wabnig defused a shot by Michael Liendl (112th), seconds later Baumgartner put the corner kicked by the WAC director in the goal. Wernitznig (123rd) overcame Wabnig from a distance.

Goal to 3: 5 by Wernitznig (123.Min)

At the end of the day, Wernitznig tied up a double pack with a remarkable long-range shot.

?All’s well that ends well? for WAC

?I was badly positioned at the own goal, but I also know that I’m strong in such a situation,? said WAC defender Baumgartner after the game on ORF. His trainer Dutt spoke of a classic cupfight. ?We didn’t play a good game, our opponents did, so the class difference was evenly balanced. But we have always worked our way back, so the rule is: that ends well, everything is well, ?said the German after the game.

Baumgartner with own goal (26th min)

The WAC defender heads into his own case.

Lafnitz satisfied with performance

The fourth in the 2nd division was satisfied with the performance. ?We can be proud of our performance, even if it wasn’t enough in the end. We kept up well, but everything has to fit against a Bundesliga club, ?said Lafnitz striker Wendler. Coach Philipp Semlic took the same line: ?Our goal was to demand everything from our opponents with our game idea. In the end, we succeeded very well, even if the team was not rewarded for the effort. “

Schriebl scores to 3: 2 (68th Min)

A nice attack brings the new lead for Lafnitz.

On Tuesday (2.30 p.m.), the second Carinthian Bundesliga club Austria Klagenfurt will play at the regional division Weiz. The other six round of 16 games will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

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) [summary] => ÖFB-Cup The start of the round of 16 in the Uniqa-ÖFB-Cup brought a peat festival on Tuesday. The Bundesliga third WAC had to work overtime at the second division Lafnitz, but in the end won 5: 3 (2: 2) after extra time. The decisive goal was scored by Dominik Baumgartner of all people, who had ... Read more [atom_content] =>

ÖFB-Cup

The start of the round of 16 in the Uniqa-ÖFB-Cup brought a peat festival on Tuesday. The Bundesliga third WAC had to work overtime at the second division Lafnitz, but in the end won 5: 3 (2: 2) after extra time. The decisive goal was scored by Dominik Baumgartner of all people, who had previously also scored in his own goal. The Carinthians turned a deficit twice with well-performing Styrians.

Matthäus Taferner brought the guests into the lead (19th), but Lafnitz turned the game around with Philipp Wendler (23rd) and a header by Baumgartner (26th). Before the break, a goalkeeper mistake led to 2-2 by Dario Vizinger (38th). The goalscorer took the place of goalgetter Tal Baribo after the Israeli was out with a muscle injury in his thigh. According to WAC coach Robin Dutt, Baribo will miss one or two more games.

In the second half, Lafnitz took the lead again through Thomas Schriebl (68th), but Christopher Wernitznig headed Wolfsberger into extra time (78th). In this, Lafnitz goalie Lucas Wabnig defused a shot by Michael Liendl (112th), seconds later Baumgartner put the corner kicked by the WAC director in the goal. Wernitznig (123rd) overcame Wabnig from a distance.

Goal to 3: 5 by Wernitznig (123.Min)

At the end of the day, Wernitznig tied up a double pack with a remarkable long-range shot.

?All’s well that ends well? for WAC

?I was badly positioned at the own goal, but I also know that I’m strong in such a situation,? said WAC defender Baumgartner after the game on ORF. His trainer Dutt spoke of a classic cupfight. ?We didn’t play a good game, our opponents did, so the class difference was evenly balanced. But we have always worked our way back, so the rule is: that ends well, everything is well, ?said the German after the game.

Baumgartner with own goal (26th min)

The WAC defender heads into his own case.

Lafnitz satisfied with performance

The fourth in the 2nd division was satisfied with the performance. ?We can be proud of our performance, even if it wasn’t enough in the end. We kept up well, but everything has to fit against a Bundesliga club, ?said Lafnitz striker Wendler. Coach Philipp Semlic took the same line: ?Our goal was to demand everything from our opponents with our game idea. In the end, we succeeded very well, even if the team was not rewarded for the effort. “

Schriebl scores to 3: 2 (68th Min)

A nice attack brings the new lead for Lafnitz.

On Tuesday (2.30 p.m.), the second Carinthian Bundesliga club Austria Klagenfurt will play at the regional division Weiz. The other six round of 16 games will take place on Wednesday and Thursday.

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ÖFB Cup: WAC continues to struggle at the peat festival

[date_timestamp] => 1635257342 ) [6] => Array ( [title] => By playing appeasement, Erdogan and the West are avoiding the crisis [link] => https://bofads.com/by-playing-appeasement-erdogan-and-the-west-are-avoiding-the-crisis/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tom Pauler ) [pubdate] => Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:50:53 +0000 [category] => NewsappeasementavoidingcrisisErdoganplayingWest [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=3752 [description] => Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the press on October 25, 2021, in Ankara. MURAT CETINMUHURDAR / PPO / VIA REUTERS After causing a stir among the Western chancelleries, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally gave up his intention to expel ambassadors from ten countries – France, Germany, United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

After causing a stir among the Western chancelleries, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally gave up his intention to expel ambassadors from ten countries – France, Germany, United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand – accused of interfering in Turkish internal affairs. Monday, October 25, when the Turkish government was going to meet to decide on the sanctions to be imposed, the embassies concerned defused the crisis, thus offering “A way out” to Erdogan, one explains among diplomats.

In a text published on its Twitter account, the United States Embassy recalled its attachment to the Vienna Convention, which governs diplomatic relations, and in particular to article 41, which prohibits any interference in the affairs of the host country. . Other concerned embassies relayed the same message. “Positively welcomed” by the Turkish number one, according to the official Anadolu news agency, the declaration was brandished as a victory by the whole pro-government media, elated by the “Recoil” foreign diplomacy. “After spitting, the ambassadors had to lick their sputum”, headline Monday the daily Yeni Akit. “I think they will be more careful in their statements”, President Erdogan concluded after the cabinet meeting.

In question, the public appeal that the ten ambassadors had launched on October 18 in favor of the release of the patron Osman Kavala, imprisoned for four years without trial despite a decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordering his release.

Read also In Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives up expelling ten Western ambassadors

Outraged, Mr. Erdogan had declared loud and clear, twice last week, that he had ordered the expulsion of the signatories. The president’s remarks led to a fall in the Turkish lira, which fell to its all-time low (9.85 pounds to the dollar) when markets opened on Monday morning. The currency regained color on Tuesday (9.60 pounds to the dollar), driven by the announcement of the de-escalation.

Despite reiterated orders from the Turkish president, no official notification had been received by the chancelleries concerned. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has obviously been slow to implement the decision. According to some Turkish media, diplomats and advisers have made every effort to bring the president to his senses.

Discreet warnings

Sacking the ambassadors had serious consequences. The presence of the “world leader”, the nickname of Mr. Erdogan, at two major international meetings scheduled for the weekend, the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, and the climate conference, the COP26, which takes place at the end of the week. opens Sunday in Glasgow, would have been compromised.

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) [summary] => Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the press on October 25, 2021, in Ankara. MURAT CETINMUHURDAR / PPO / VIA REUTERS After causing a stir among the Western chancelleries, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally gave up his intention to expel ambassadors from ten countries – France, Germany, United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, ... Read more [atom_content] =>

After causing a stir among the Western chancelleries, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally gave up his intention to expel ambassadors from ten countries – France, Germany, United States, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand – accused of interfering in Turkish internal affairs. Monday, October 25, when the Turkish government was going to meet to decide on the sanctions to be imposed, the embassies concerned defused the crisis, thus offering “A way out” to Erdogan, one explains among diplomats.

In a text published on its Twitter account, the United States Embassy recalled its attachment to the Vienna Convention, which governs diplomatic relations, and in particular to article 41, which prohibits any interference in the affairs of the host country. . Other concerned embassies relayed the same message. “Positively welcomed” by the Turkish number one, according to the official Anadolu news agency, the declaration was brandished as a victory by the whole pro-government media, elated by the “Recoil” foreign diplomacy. “After spitting, the ambassadors had to lick their sputum”, headline Monday the daily Yeni Akit. “I think they will be more careful in their statements”, President Erdogan concluded after the cabinet meeting.

In question, the public appeal that the ten ambassadors had launched on October 18 in favor of the release of the patron Osman Kavala, imprisoned for four years without trial despite a decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ordering his release.

Read also In Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives up expelling ten Western ambassadors

Outraged, Mr. Erdogan had declared loud and clear, twice last week, that he had ordered the expulsion of the signatories. The president’s remarks led to a fall in the Turkish lira, which fell to its all-time low (9.85 pounds to the dollar) when markets opened on Monday morning. The currency regained color on Tuesday (9.60 pounds to the dollar), driven by the announcement of the de-escalation.

Despite reiterated orders from the Turkish president, no official notification had been received by the chancelleries concerned. The Turkish Foreign Ministry has obviously been slow to implement the decision. According to some Turkish media, diplomats and advisers have made every effort to bring the president to his senses.

Discreet warnings

Sacking the ambassadors had serious consequences. The presence of the “world leader”, the nickname of Mr. Erdogan, at two major international meetings scheduled for the weekend, the G20 summit in Rome, Saturday, and the climate conference, the COP26, which takes place at the end of the week. opens Sunday in Glasgow, would have been compromised.

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[date_timestamp] => 1635256253 ) [7] => Array ( [title] => Interview: Identifying talent at Nasa using data science [link] => https://bofads.com/interview-identifying-talent-at-nasa-using-data-science/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Harold Kent ) [pubdate] => Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:39:15 +0000 [category] => SpacedataIdentifyinginterviewNASAsciencetalent [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=3746 [description] => David Meza, acting branch chief of people analytics and senior data scientist at Nasa, is helping the US space agency to identify its key data science skills gaps and to put in place a series of programmes to help the organisation secure the expertise it needs. With analyst Gartner suggesting that more than half (53%) ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

David Meza, acting branch chief of people analytics and senior data scientist at Nasa, is helping the US space agency to identify its key data science skills gaps and to put in place a series of programmes to help the organisation secure the expertise it needs.

With analyst Gartner suggesting that more than half (53%) of companies believe the inability to identify in-demand skills is the biggest impediment to business transformation, Meza?s work at Nasa could help the agency find the next-generation capability it needs to fulfil some of its most important work during the next few decades ? including space travel and beyond.

?Of course, that?s definitely part of it ? when we?re in the news, you see a lot of the things we?re trying to do, like go back to the Moon or onto Mars,? he says. ?But we also have other areas that we work on. Earth science is a big area within Nasa, and climate change and climate control.

?We also have things that we?re working on within the area of supercomputing ? we do a lot of research in aeronautics. We support a lot of development activity within different types of software applications and we?re undertaking pioneering work in medical areas, too.?

As acting branch chief, Meza is filling in for the permanent head, who will return at the end of the year. His primary role is to lead the agency?s exploitation of artificial intelligence and machine learning architecture and infrastructure across people resources, with the aim of enhancing and developing human capital processes.

?It?s about using these kinds of advanced data tools to identify various issues, metrics and analysis,? he says. ?We?re looking around our workforce and trying to get a better handle on our workforce: do we have the right skills, do we have the right people in the right place, are we losing people, and what kind of skills are we losing??

?I?m trying to discover and uncover answers from our data, to improve our use of our data and to help drive data-driven decisions?

David Meza, Nasa

That?s a big project for Meza and it requires him to draw on his vast experience, which includes 20 years at Nasa. He?s spent most of that time with the Johnson Space Center in Houston. For 10 of those years, he fulfilled the role of chief knowledge architect. Meza moved to Nasa headquarters in 2019 to take on his current role.

?I?m basically doing the same thing as I was as a chief knowledge architect, but it?s about specialising in the human capital domain,? he says. ?I?m really just trying to enhance our capabilities and use the newer technologies that are available today.? Meza adds that the opportunity to find new answers to challenging questions is his key motivation.

?I?ve always been a technical guy,? he says. ?I?m trying to discover and uncover answers from our data, to improve our use of our data and to help drive data-driven decisions. That?s about helping us to really understand and utilise data for good more than anything else. Data can be used for many different things, but to really use it to help understanding our workforce is key ? and I really like playing with the data.?

Analysing workflows and identifying openings

Meza says one of the primary projects he is leading in the area of human capital is the roll-out and implementation of what Nasa calls the enterprise data platform, which is a group of tools and an associated framework that aims to modernise the organisation?s analytical workflow. He says this work stretches from everything to the agency?s data sources all the way to the presentation layer it uses.

?That work involves updating and upgrading our data warehouse and our data lake-type capabilities, enhancing our analytical workflow, and utilising cloud technologies, as well as other mechanisms,? says Meza.

?It?s all about looking at how we catalogue our data, how we track it, how we create metadata and data dictionaries, and then on to the visualisation aspect ? and there are various ways of doing that, too.?

As part of that work, Meza is looking at how the human capital team enhances its analytical workflows and data models. That exploration exercise involves investigating how the organisation might use machine-learning technology to ensure it keeps track of its data models, and how these models might be refined operationally.

Another major element of Meza?s work is around the continuing support and development of Nasa?s talent marketplace, which is the agency?s internal job-listing and candidate-selection platform. This marketplace gives employees access to a range of internal career development opportunities at their local centres and across the wider organisation.

This platform forms part of the agency?s Future of Work initiative, which is an investigation of the roles and skills that might be required during the next 60 years at home and in space. Meza says his team continues to refine how data is used in the marketplace as part of this long-term initiative.

?We?re doing a lot of different assessments,? he says. ?We?re looking at evaluating and validating some of the models that we?ve already developed to try to see if we correctly identified the right types of knowledge and skills that are within the workforce.

?We?re doing some training needs assessments and literacy assessments. Late last year, we started a digital transformation effort, which is still going go on through this year. That work remains in development and we?re still trying to work through some of those things.?

Implementing graph technology to show relationships

What is already clear, says Meza, is that data talent is spread across Nasa, some of which is not easily identified or categorised due to the wide range of work taking place at the space agency. Help comes in the form of another of Meza?s key initiatives ? a talent-mapping database to identify the data skills required for all kinds of projects.

The talent-mapping database is still being developed, but it uses Neo4j technology to build a knowledge graph. Meza first started using Neo4j?s knowledge graph more than a decade ago. In the case of human capital at the space agency, the graph is designed to show the complex and varied relationships between people, skills and projects.

As a starting point, Meza?s team focused on creating an occupational taxonomy, which analysed the key components of a role from an employee, training and project perspective. To help build this taxonomy, they made use of a database from the US Department of Labor called O*NET, which has descriptions and skillsets for hundreds of occupations.

Capturing those components allowed his team to build a model of the skills associated to different roles at Nasa ? and to start identifying people with skills who could fill those occupations. The model also highlights the kinds of ability that other individuals in Nasa might need to complete tasks in each occupation successfully.

Meza and his team will then get employees across the agency to validate the skills and tasks associated to each occupation, and they will use this feedback to train the model. They will then develop an end-user application and create an interface. Hopefully, by the end of this year, people in Nasa will be using the system to search for talent and potential job opportunities.

Managers will be able to use the talent-mapping database to track skills gaps and boost training in hard-to-fill areas, while employees will be able to use the technology to discover how to upskill if they want to move into new areas of work.

?Within our talent marketplace, we offer opportunities to employees across Nasa to do different types of work,? says Meza. ?Having a work role that is connected to the system will allow us to hopefully find individuals that closely match what we?re looking for. Conversely, an employee who really wants to start doing a particular role can find out what kind of opportunities are out there and think about how to reach that destination.?

Helping to shape next-generational capability

Meza says that implementing all these data-led technologies is just one element of the puzzle. To really help Nasa find and train the next-generation talent it needs, managers and employees will have to get used to making the most of the technology that his team is implementing. Meza recognises that process requires a shift in mindset.

?It involves a lot of communication, and sometimes a lot of grovelling and begging,? he says. ?I say that tongue-in-cheek, but it?s hard to move an organisation ? not just Nasa, but any organisation ? that has an embedded system and to try and get them to do something different. A lot of the time, that means working in parallel to begin with, which means added costs before you can completely switch over.?

However, Meza believes this joined-up approach will help everyone in the organisation to begin to see how data and technology can be applied in combination to help Nasa overcome some of its most intractable skills challenges. As the technology proves its worth, he expects the agency to begin to think about how graph systems might be applied in other areas.

For now, Meza is keen to continue developing innovative ways to help Nasa fill its most significant skills gaps. When he thinks about the continuing requirement for talent in the agency, he believes the data scientist of the future will be part of a cohesive and collaborative group ? and the technology that his team is developing right now will help point skilled individuals in the right direction.

?As we start to develop our infrastructure and our capabilities to have model libraries and to share code more easily, I think you?ll see data scientists that can easily pick up different domains based on these models and identify how they might be able to use these tools within their own domains,? he says. ?So I think shareability and the use of models is definitely something that?s going to increase.?

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) [summary] => David Meza, acting branch chief of people analytics and senior data scientist at Nasa, is helping the US space agency to identify its key data science skills gaps and to put in place a series of programmes to help the organisation secure the expertise it needs. With analyst Gartner suggesting that more than half (53%) ... Read more [atom_content] =>

David Meza, acting branch chief of people analytics and senior data scientist at Nasa, is helping the US space agency to identify its key data science skills gaps and to put in place a series of programmes to help the organisation secure the expertise it needs.

With analyst Gartner suggesting that more than half (53%) of companies believe the inability to identify in-demand skills is the biggest impediment to business transformation, Meza?s work at Nasa could help the agency find the next-generation capability it needs to fulfil some of its most important work during the next few decades ? including space travel and beyond.

?Of course, that?s definitely part of it ? when we?re in the news, you see a lot of the things we?re trying to do, like go back to the Moon or onto Mars,? he says. ?But we also have other areas that we work on. Earth science is a big area within Nasa, and climate change and climate control.

?We also have things that we?re working on within the area of supercomputing ? we do a lot of research in aeronautics. We support a lot of development activity within different types of software applications and we?re undertaking pioneering work in medical areas, too.?

As acting branch chief, Meza is filling in for the permanent head, who will return at the end of the year. His primary role is to lead the agency?s exploitation of artificial intelligence and machine learning architecture and infrastructure across people resources, with the aim of enhancing and developing human capital processes.

?It?s about using these kinds of advanced data tools to identify various issues, metrics and analysis,? he says. ?We?re looking around our workforce and trying to get a better handle on our workforce: do we have the right skills, do we have the right people in the right place, are we losing people, and what kind of skills are we losing??

?I?m trying to discover and uncover answers from our data, to improve our use of our data and to help drive data-driven decisions?

David Meza, Nasa

That?s a big project for Meza and it requires him to draw on his vast experience, which includes 20 years at Nasa. He?s spent most of that time with the Johnson Space Center in Houston. For 10 of those years, he fulfilled the role of chief knowledge architect. Meza moved to Nasa headquarters in 2019 to take on his current role.

?I?m basically doing the same thing as I was as a chief knowledge architect, but it?s about specialising in the human capital domain,? he says. ?I?m really just trying to enhance our capabilities and use the newer technologies that are available today.? Meza adds that the opportunity to find new answers to challenging questions is his key motivation.

?I?ve always been a technical guy,? he says. ?I?m trying to discover and uncover answers from our data, to improve our use of our data and to help drive data-driven decisions. That?s about helping us to really understand and utilise data for good more than anything else. Data can be used for many different things, but to really use it to help understanding our workforce is key ? and I really like playing with the data.?

Analysing workflows and identifying openings

Meza says one of the primary projects he is leading in the area of human capital is the roll-out and implementation of what Nasa calls the enterprise data platform, which is a group of tools and an associated framework that aims to modernise the organisation?s analytical workflow. He says this work stretches from everything to the agency?s data sources all the way to the presentation layer it uses.

?That work involves updating and upgrading our data warehouse and our data lake-type capabilities, enhancing our analytical workflow, and utilising cloud technologies, as well as other mechanisms,? says Meza.

?It?s all about looking at how we catalogue our data, how we track it, how we create metadata and data dictionaries, and then on to the visualisation aspect ? and there are various ways of doing that, too.?

As part of that work, Meza is looking at how the human capital team enhances its analytical workflows and data models. That exploration exercise involves investigating how the organisation might use machine-learning technology to ensure it keeps track of its data models, and how these models might be refined operationally.

Another major element of Meza?s work is around the continuing support and development of Nasa?s talent marketplace, which is the agency?s internal job-listing and candidate-selection platform. This marketplace gives employees access to a range of internal career development opportunities at their local centres and across the wider organisation.

This platform forms part of the agency?s Future of Work initiative, which is an investigation of the roles and skills that might be required during the next 60 years at home and in space. Meza says his team continues to refine how data is used in the marketplace as part of this long-term initiative.

?We?re doing a lot of different assessments,? he says. ?We?re looking at evaluating and validating some of the models that we?ve already developed to try to see if we correctly identified the right types of knowledge and skills that are within the workforce.

?We?re doing some training needs assessments and literacy assessments. Late last year, we started a digital transformation effort, which is still going go on through this year. That work remains in development and we?re still trying to work through some of those things.?

Implementing graph technology to show relationships

What is already clear, says Meza, is that data talent is spread across Nasa, some of which is not easily identified or categorised due to the wide range of work taking place at the space agency. Help comes in the form of another of Meza?s key initiatives ? a talent-mapping database to identify the data skills required for all kinds of projects.

The talent-mapping database is still being developed, but it uses Neo4j technology to build a knowledge graph. Meza first started using Neo4j?s knowledge graph more than a decade ago. In the case of human capital at the space agency, the graph is designed to show the complex and varied relationships between people, skills and projects.

As a starting point, Meza?s team focused on creating an occupational taxonomy, which analysed the key components of a role from an employee, training and project perspective. To help build this taxonomy, they made use of a database from the US Department of Labor called O*NET, which has descriptions and skillsets for hundreds of occupations.

Capturing those components allowed his team to build a model of the skills associated to different roles at Nasa ? and to start identifying people with skills who could fill those occupations. The model also highlights the kinds of ability that other individuals in Nasa might need to complete tasks in each occupation successfully.

Meza and his team will then get employees across the agency to validate the skills and tasks associated to each occupation, and they will use this feedback to train the model. They will then develop an end-user application and create an interface. Hopefully, by the end of this year, people in Nasa will be using the system to search for talent and potential job opportunities.

Managers will be able to use the talent-mapping database to track skills gaps and boost training in hard-to-fill areas, while employees will be able to use the technology to discover how to upskill if they want to move into new areas of work.

?Within our talent marketplace, we offer opportunities to employees across Nasa to do different types of work,? says Meza. ?Having a work role that is connected to the system will allow us to hopefully find individuals that closely match what we?re looking for. Conversely, an employee who really wants to start doing a particular role can find out what kind of opportunities are out there and think about how to reach that destination.?

Helping to shape next-generational capability

Meza says that implementing all these data-led technologies is just one element of the puzzle. To really help Nasa find and train the next-generation talent it needs, managers and employees will have to get used to making the most of the technology that his team is implementing. Meza recognises that process requires a shift in mindset.

?It involves a lot of communication, and sometimes a lot of grovelling and begging,? he says. ?I say that tongue-in-cheek, but it?s hard to move an organisation ? not just Nasa, but any organisation ? that has an embedded system and to try and get them to do something different. A lot of the time, that means working in parallel to begin with, which means added costs before you can completely switch over.?

However, Meza believes this joined-up approach will help everyone in the organisation to begin to see how data and technology can be applied in combination to help Nasa overcome some of its most intractable skills challenges. As the technology proves its worth, he expects the agency to begin to think about how graph systems might be applied in other areas.

For now, Meza is keen to continue developing innovative ways to help Nasa fill its most significant skills gaps. When he thinks about the continuing requirement for talent in the agency, he believes the data scientist of the future will be part of a cohesive and collaborative group ? and the technology that his team is developing right now will help point skilled individuals in the right direction.

?As we start to develop our infrastructure and our capabilities to have model libraries and to share code more easily, I think you?ll see data scientists that can easily pick up different domains based on these models and identify how they might be able to use these tools within their own domains,? he says. ?So I think shareability and the use of models is definitely something that?s going to increase.?

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[date_timestamp] => 1635255555 ) [8] => Array ( [title] => Scientists uncover a gene involved in sexual conflict in fruit flies [link] => https://bofads.com/scientists-uncover-a-gene-involved-in-sexual-conflict-in-fruit-flies/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => Tony Grantly ) [pubdate] => Tue, 26 Oct 2021 13:38:18 +0000 [category] => Health And ScienceconflictfliesfruitgeneinvolvedScientistssexualuncover [guid] => https://bofads.com/?p=3741 [description] => Journal Reference: Mohanakarthik P. Nallasivan, Irmgard U. Haussmann, Alberto Civetta, Matthias Soller. Channel nuclear pore protein 54 directs sexual differentiation and neuronal wiring of female reproductive behaviors in Drosophila. BMC Biology, 2021; 19 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s12915-021-01154-6 The research uncovers a gene directing development of these neurons and sheds new light on how certain behaviours ? ... Read more [content] => Array ( [encoded] =>

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  1. Mohanakarthik P. Nallasivan, Irmgard U. Haussmann, Alberto Civetta, Matthias Soller. Channel nuclear pore protein 54 directs sexual differentiation and neuronal wiring of female reproductive behaviors in Drosophila. BMC Biology, 2021; 19 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s12915-021-01154-6

The research uncovers a gene directing development of these neurons and sheds new light on how certain behaviours ? in this case sexual behaviours ? are ?hardwired? into the brain. It also shows how sexual conflict drives the evolution of new species and offers a step towards understanding the process of evolution at a molecular and cellular level.

Dr Matthias Soller, the lead author on the paper, explained: ?Darwin?s theory on the origins of species is fundamental to evolutionary biology. But the molecular and cellular drivers of evolution are still a mystery.? Co-author Dr Irmgard Haussmann from Birmingham City University adds ?Even we humans are evolving: 100 years ago no one thought of our electronic world requiring to adapt our brain to completely new tasks.?

While this research offers a way to answer fundamental science questions, understanding the genetics of sexual behaviour could also lead, eventually, to new ways of controlling insect populations, for example in crop management or spread of insect-borne diseases like Malaria.

In the study, published in a BMC Biology collection ?Neurons, Circuits and Behavior?, the researchers focused on a particular molecule ? called sex peptide ? which is passed from the male fruit fly to the female during mating. Sex peptide is responsible for triggering the female?s post-mating behaviour, for example rejecting courting males and increasing the urge to lay eggs.

But sometimes the female needs to resist these behaviours, for example if there is not enough food, or if there are environmental reasons to not lay eggs. The ability to do this relies on a genetic mutation that the researchers were able to identify. This mutation affected the female?s response to sex peptide and, having identified the mutation, the researchers were able to identify the specific gene that is essential for regulating the female?s post-mating response.

Significantly, they found the gene, called Nup54, was present in every cell. Rather than being a signalling molecule present in a few neurons, as the research team expected, the Nup54 protein is a component of every cell?s nuclear pore ? the part of the cell that regulates which proteins are allowed into the nucleus and which messenger RNAs pass out of the nucleus for translation into protein.

?Nuclear pore genes are among the few genes that have been associated with the occurrence of new species,? says Dr Soller. ?We think it?s likely that these changes, including wiring of the brain and a change in behaviour, mark a very early stage of speciation, and therefore show one of the first cellular processes in evolution of new species.?

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) [summary] => Journal Reference: Mohanakarthik P. Nallasivan, Irmgard U. Haussmann, Alberto Civetta, Matthias Soller. Channel nuclear pore protein 54 directs sexual differentiation and neuronal wiring of female reproductive behaviors in Drosophila. BMC Biology, 2021; 19 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s12915-021-01154-6 The research uncovers a gene directing development of these neurons and sheds new light on how certain behaviours ? ... Read more [atom_content] =>

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  1. Mohanakarthik P. Nallasivan, Irmgard U. Haussmann, Alberto Civetta, Matthias Soller. Channel nuclear pore protein 54 directs sexual differentiation and neuronal wiring of female reproductive behaviors in Drosophila. BMC Biology, 2021; 19 (1) DOI: 10.1186/s12915-021-01154-6

The research uncovers a gene directing development of these neurons and sheds new light on how certain behaviours ? in this case sexual behaviours ? are ?hardwired? into the brain. It also shows how sexual conflict drives the evolution of new species and offers a step towards understanding the process of evolution at a molecular and cellular level.

Dr Matthias Soller, the lead author on the paper, explained: ?Darwin?s theory on the origins of species is fundamental to evolutionary biology. But the molecular and cellular drivers of evolution are still a mystery.? Co-author Dr Irmgard Haussmann from Birmingham City University adds ?Even we humans are evolving: 100 years ago no one thought of our electronic world requiring to adapt our brain to completely new tasks.?

While this research offers a way to answer fundamental science questions, understanding the genetics of sexual behaviour could also lead, eventually, to new ways of controlling insect populations, for example in crop management or spread of insect-borne diseases like Malaria.

In the study, published in a BMC Biology collection ?Neurons, Circuits and Behavior?, the researchers focused on a particular molecule ? called sex peptide ? which is passed from the male fruit fly to the female during mating. Sex peptide is responsible for triggering the female?s post-mating behaviour, for example rejecting courting males and increasing the urge to lay eggs.

But sometimes the female needs to resist these behaviours, for example if there is not enough food, or if there are environmental reasons to not lay eggs. The ability to do this relies on a genetic mutation that the researchers were able to identify. This mutation affected the female?s response to sex peptide and, having identified the mutation, the researchers were able to identify the specific gene that is essential for regulating the female?s post-mating response.

Significantly, they found the gene, called Nup54, was present in every cell. Rather than being a signalling molecule present in a few neurons, as the research team expected, the Nup54 protein is a component of every cell?s nuclear pore ? the part of the cell that regulates which proteins are allowed into the nucleus and which messenger RNAs pass out of the nucleus for translation into protein.

?Nuclear pore genes are among the few genes that have been associated with the occurrence of new species,? says Dr Soller. ?We think it?s likely that these changes, including wiring of the brain and a change in behaviour, mark a very early stage of speciation, and therefore show one of the first cellular processes in evolution of new species.?

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He could be a game-changer in the fight against the epidemic. While the European health authorities are examining this antiviral treatment which could be crucial in the fight against the epidemic, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced, Tuesday October 26, during a hearing in the Senate, that France has ordered 50,000 doses of the anti-Covid-19 pill from the American laboratory Merck. At the same hearing, Mr. Véran also said that two-thirds of caregivers were now vaccinated.

France has again reached 5,000 daily SARS-Co-2 contaminations: figures from Public Health France published on Monday show that contaminations have been on the rise again since October 20. If we smooth the numbers over a week, Monday was the third day in a row that the number of new daily cases stood above 5,000. There were 5,084 on Saturday, 5,259 on Sunday and 5,293 on Monday. , while this indicator did not exceed 4,700 cases until October 19.

The government and epidemiologists have insisted in recent weeks on the need to maintain barrier gestures to contain the pandemic, despite the benefits of vaccination.

  • 50,000 doses of Merck’s Covid-19 treatment ordered

“Fifty thousand doses of this drug will be delivered to France from the last days of November or the first days of December, that is to say as soon as the treatments leave the production lines”, Olivier Véran said on Tuesday.

Merck, called MSD outside of North America to distinguish it from a German namesake, reported in early October very encouraging results for this antiviral. According to the American laboratory, which has carried out tests on nearly 800 patients but has yet to make the details public, molnupiravir halves the risk of hospitalization when it is given to patients who have just been tested positive for Covid -19. The group has requested authorization for the treatment from both American and European health authorities, the latter having announced on Monday that they were starting an accelerated procedure.

According to Mr. Véran, the major advantage of this drug is that it is taken in oral form and could therefore be used much easier than intravenous treatments such as, for example, those based on synthetic antibodies. “Imagine that we had [au début de la crise sanitaire] antiviral treatment which reduced the number of serious cases by 50%, imagine the health impact in our country at the heart of the first and second waves, we would have had far fewer deaths and far fewer serious cases “, welcomed the Minister. However, he recalled that this treatment cannot be the only response to the epidemic, stressing the importance of vaccination against Covid-19.

“Vaccination plus antiviral treatment plus monoclonal antibodies equals much lower health impact”, he insisted. This set “We would also put (?) safe in the event of an epidemic wave linked to a new variant of which the damage it could cause is still unknown ?, he concluded. The cost of treatment will be high a priori. Mr. Véran did not specify the amount of the order but, by way of example, the United States ordered 1.7 million doses for $ 1.2 billion this year, or about $ 700 (602 euros ) for each.

Read also Merck’s anti-Covid-19 pill: European Medicines Agency launches expedited review
  • Two-thirds of suspended caregivers now vaccinated

?From the first lifts I have, two-thirds of suspended caregivers returned to work once vaccinated. It’s good “, declared Olivier Véran during a hearing in the Senate on the bill on health vigilance.

“We are therefore at a vaccination coverage rate for employees of health and medico-social establishments which is extremely high, and a rate of suspensions and resignations which is extremely low”, he continued, without saying how many suspensions are in progress. The Minister Delegate for Autonomy, Brigitte Bourguignon, had clarified in the National Assembly on October 20 that on that date 7,930 caregivers were suspended in France.

Read also Vaccination obligation: more than 1,400 employees of unvaccinated health establishments suspended in Ile-de-France

Already obliged since September 15 to justify at least one injection, employees of hospitals, clinics and retirement homes, as well as liberal caregivers, home helpers, firefighters and ambulance attendants, i.e. 2.7 million workers, have since on November 15, attest to a “Complete diagram” vaccination, under penalty of suspension of their employment contract, without remuneration.

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Anti-Covid-19 pill: France has ordered 50,000 doses manufactured by the American Merck

) [summary] => Antiviral from Merck, October 1, 2021. AP He could be a game-changer in the fight against the epidemic. While the European health authorities are examining this antiviral treatment which could be crucial in the fight against the epidemic, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced, Tuesday October 26, during a hearing in the Senate, that ... Read more [atom_content] =>

He could be a game-changer in the fight against the epidemic. While the European health authorities are examining this antiviral treatment which could be crucial in the fight against the epidemic, the Minister of Health, Olivier Véran, announced, Tuesday October 26, during a hearing in the Senate, that France has ordered 50,000 doses of the anti-Covid-19 pill from the American laboratory Merck. At the same hearing, Mr. Véran also said that two-thirds of caregivers were now vaccinated.

France has again reached 5,000 daily SARS-Co-2 contaminations: figures from Public Health France published on Monday show that contaminations have been on the rise again since October 20. If we smooth the numbers over a week, Monday was the third day in a row that the number of new daily cases stood above 5,000. There were 5,084 on Saturday, 5,259 on Sunday and 5,293 on Monday. , while this indicator did not exceed 4,700 cases until October 19.

The government and epidemiologists have insisted in recent weeks on the need to maintain barrier gestures to contain the pandemic, despite the benefits of vaccination.

  • 50,000 doses of Merck’s Covid-19 treatment ordered

“Fifty thousand doses of this drug will be delivered to France from the last days of November or the first days of December, that is to say as soon as the treatments leave the production lines”, Olivier Véran said on Tuesday.

Merck, called MSD outside of North America to distinguish it from a German namesake, reported in early October very encouraging results for this antiviral. According to the American laboratory, which has carried out tests on nearly 800 patients but has yet to make the details public, molnupiravir halves the risk of hospitalization when it is given to patients who have just been tested positive for Covid -19. The group has requested authorization for the treatment from both American and European health authorities, the latter having announced on Monday that they were starting an accelerated procedure.

According to Mr. Véran, the major advantage of this drug is that it is taken in oral form and could therefore be used much easier than intravenous treatments such as, for example, those based on synthetic antibodies. “Imagine that we had [au début de la crise sanitaire] antiviral treatment which reduced the number of serious cases by 50%, imagine the health impact in our country at the heart of the first and second waves, we would have had far fewer deaths and far fewer serious cases “, welcomed the Minister. However, he recalled that this treatment cannot be the only response to the epidemic, stressing the importance of vaccination against Covid-19.

“Vaccination plus antiviral treatment plus monoclonal antibodies equals much lower health impact”, he insisted. This set “We would also put (?) safe in the event of an epidemic wave linked to a new variant of which the damage it could cause is still unknown ?, he concluded. The cost of treatment will be high a priori. Mr. Véran did not specify the amount of the order but, by way of example, the United States ordered 1.7 million doses for $ 1.2 billion this year, or about $ 700 (602 euros ) for each.

Read also Merck’s anti-Covid-19 pill: European Medicines Agency launches expedited review
  • Two-thirds of suspended caregivers now vaccinated

?From the first lifts I have, two-thirds of suspended caregivers returned to work once vaccinated. It’s good “, declared Olivier Véran during a hearing in the Senate on the bill on health vigilance.

“We are therefore at a vaccination coverage rate for employees of health and medico-social establishments which is extremely high, and a rate of suspensions and resignations which is extremely low”, he continued, without saying how many suspensions are in progress. The Minister Delegate for Autonomy, Brigitte Bourguignon, had clarified in the National Assembly on October 20 that on that date 7,930 caregivers were suspended in France.

Read also Vaccination obligation: more than 1,400 employees of unvaccinated health establishments suspended in Ile-de-France

Already obliged since September 15 to justify at least one injection, employees of hospitals, clinics and retirement homes, as well as liberal caregivers, home helpers, firefighters and ambulance attendants, i.e. 2.7 million workers, have since on November 15, attest to a “Complete diagram” vaccination, under penalty of suspension of their employment contract, without remuneration.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers “Here, we prefer to close hospital beds and fire unvaccinated staff”

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Anti-Covid-19 pill: France has ordered 50,000 doses manufactured by the American Merck

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