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DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico

DoD Accelerates Hurricane Relief, Response Efforts in Puerto Rico
By DoD News

The Defense Department is accelerating relief operations and the deployment of additional response capacity to Puerto Rico to meet the Federal Emergency Management Agency's need for a comprehensive commodities distribution network able to reach isolated communities and provide sustained medical support for the island’s residents, Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.



Published September 30, 2017 at 09:17AM
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Federal Emergency Response Working Smoothly, Puerto Rico’s Governor Says

Federal Emergency Response Working Smoothly, Puerto Rico’s Governor Says
By Jim Garamone

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the commonwealth and federal team combating Hurricane Maria’s devastation is working smoothly and every resource he has asked for is either on the island or on the way.



Published September 30, 2017 at 07:09AM
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Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
By DoD News

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 34 strikes consisting of 43 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.


Published September 30, 2017 at 05:40AM
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Soldier Credits Adaptive Sports for Recovery, Medal Wins at Invictus Games

Soldier Credits Adaptive Sports for Recovery, Medal Wins at Invictus Games
By Shannon Collins

"Adaptive sports is a big part of recovery because I know, for me, without adaptive sports, I would’ve been lost,” said Army Spc. Stephanie Morris, who lost a leg during service in Afghanistan. Morris won a gold medal in discus, a silver in shot put and a bronze in hand cycle in the women’s track and field competition at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto.



Published September 30, 2017 at 04:54AM
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Invictus Competitor Points to Importance of Family

Invictus Competitor Points to Importance of Family
By Shannon Collins

Medically retired Army Capt. Will Reynolds lost a leg during service in Iraq. Yet, Reynolds persevered with the support of family and friends and today he competes with other wounded and injured service members in athletic competitions like the 2017 Invictus Games.



Published September 30, 2017 at 04:23AM
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Military in Puerto Rico Will Stay Until 'All Needs Are Met,' DoD Liaison Says

Military in Puerto Rico Will Stay Until 'All Needs Are Met,' DoD Liaison Says
By Jim Garamone

Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey S. Buchanan, the joint force land component commander on Puerto Rico, said military forces of all components are working closely with civilian authorities to serve the people of Puerto Rico.



Published September 29, 2017 at 12:41PM
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Exporters, traders feel dollar pain as Bank of Canada skirts guidance

Exporters, traders feel dollar pain as Bank of Canada skirts guidance
Financial Post - 3 hours agoAfter back-to-back rate hikes in July and September, Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz signalled this week a third rate hike is not imminent, reversing recent Canadian dollar strength and once again rewriting analyst expectations for future moves. GBP CAD Exchange Rate Flat as Traders Examine UK's Economic Future - Currency News

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Exporters, traders feel dollar pain as Bank of Canada skirts guidance

Morale Dog Improves Well-Being of Airmen

Morale Dog Improves Well-Being of Airmen
By Air Force Airman Rhett Isbell, 19th Airlift Wing

Milo, the 19th Airlift Wing’s morale dog at Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas, helps the base's chapel staff care for airmen.



Published September 29, 2017 at 07:24AM
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[session] #BigData App Development in a #DevOps World | @CloudExpo #DX

Today traditional IT approaches leverage well-architected compute/networking domains to control what applications can access what data, and how. DevOps includes rapid application development/deployment leveraging concepts like containerization, third-party sourced applications and databases. Such applications need access to production data for its test and iteration cycles. Data Security? That sounds like a roadblock to DevOps vs. protecting the crown jewels to those in IT. read more
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TSX lifted higher as Valeant shares surge, but Canadian dollar slips

TSX lifted higher as Valeant shares surge, but Canadian dollar slips
Toronto Star - 10 minutes agoTSX lifted higher as Valeant shares surge, but Canadian dollar slips. The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.02 cents U.S.
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TSX lifted higher as Valeant shares surge, but Canadian dollar slips

Georgia Training Center Goes Operational for Hurricane Relief Support

Georgia Training Center Goes Operational for Hurricane Relief Support
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Amber Williams, 165th Airlift Wing

For the first time in its history, the Air Dominance Center, a training facility at an Air National Guard base in Savannah, Georgia, is being used in an operational capacity in support of hurricane relief operations.



Published September 29, 2017 at 06:25AM
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DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas

DoD Continues Support in Hurricane-Ravaged Areas
By DoD News

In Puerto Rico, DoD continues ongoing relief operations and deployment of additional response capacity, expanding airfield and seaport throughput and supporting Federal Emergency Management Agency requirements, Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis, a Pentagon spokesman, said in a statement.



Published September 29, 2017 at 05:51AM
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[session] Container Development on Azure | @DevOpsSummit @Azure #DevOps #Docker #Kubernetes

Microsoft Azure Container Services can be used for container deployment in a variety of ways including support for Orchestrators like Kubernetes, Docker Swarm and Mesos. However, the abstraction for app development that support application self-healing, scaling and so on may not be at the right level. Helm and Draft makes this a lot easier. In this primarily demo-driven session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas, a Cloud Solutions Architect/Evangelist at Microsoft, will cover Docker Swarm and Kubernetes deployments on Azure with some simple examples. He will look at Helm and Draft and how they can simplify app development significantly, like app scaling, rollback, etc. Helm is a tool that streamlines installing and managing Kubernetes applications, like the apt/yum/homebrew for Kubernetes. Draft works with pre-provided charts to deploy the apps via Helm. read more
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Canadian dollar weakens as economy stalls, denting rate hike prospects

Canadian dollar weakens as economy stalls, denting rate hike prospects
The Globe and Mail - 20 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar weakened against its U.S. counterpart on Friday after domestic data showed the economy stalled in July, further dampening prospects of a another interest rate hike by the Bank of Canada next month. Canadian Dollar Outlook Dims After Economy Stalls In July - Pound Sterling Live

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Canadian dollar weakens as economy stalls, denting rate hike prospects

Face of Defense: Airman Gives Back to Veterans

Face of Defense: Airman Gives Back to Veterans
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jason Boyd, 110th Attack Wing

Air Force Senior Airman Javonte Lofton works as a hazardous material specialist with the Michigan Air National Guard’s 110th Logistics Readiness Squadron here, and he said it’s his duty to give back to the men and women who wore the uniform before him whenever the opportunity presents itself.



Published September 29, 2017 at 04:41AM
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Strikes Kill ISIS Drone Experts

Strikes Kill ISIS Drone Experts
By DoD News

Coalition airstrikes killed three senior and highly skilled Islamic State of Iraq and Syria officials near Mayadin, Syria, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.



Published September 29, 2017 at 04:05AM
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Study to Examine Role of Adaptive Sports for Rehabilitation

Study to Examine Role of Adaptive Sports for Rehabilitation
By Shannon Collins

Michael Burns, CEO of the Toronto Invictus Games, announced that Invictus, in partnership with the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, is releasing the preliminary findings of the first-ever research study on the impact of the role of adaptive sports in the rehabilitation of service members and their families.



Published September 29, 2017 at 03:23AM
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Military Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Military Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq
By DoD News

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 39 strikes consisting of 50 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.



Published September 29, 2017 at 02:36AM
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Canadian dollar recovers from four-week low as oil prices rise

Canadian dollar recovers from four-week low as oil prices rise
Reuters Canada - 8 hours agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar steadied on Thursday against its U.S. counterpart, recovering from an earlier four-week low, as oil prices rose and the greenback pared some recent gains.
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Canadian dollar recovers from four-week low as oil prices rise

Service Members Work With Puerto Rican, Federal Agencies to Help Island Recover

Service Members Work With Puerto Rican, Federal Agencies to Help Island Recover
By Jim Garamone

A spokesperson for Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan said the Puerto Rican government is working closely with federal agencies -- including the Defense Department -- to recover from the catastrophe that was Hurricane Maria.



Published September 28, 2017 at 01:06PM
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Northcom Appoints DoD Liaison to FEMA for Response Operations

Northcom Appoints DoD Liaison to FEMA for Response Operations
By DoD News

U.S. Northern Command is sending the commander of its Joint Force Land Component Command to serve as the Defense Department's primary liaison to the Federal Emergency Management Agency as hurricane response efforts transition from a sea-based to a land-based operation.



Published September 28, 2017 at 11:58AM
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Fort Bragg Soldiers Assist St. Thomas Hurricane Relief Efforts

Fort Bragg Soldiers Assist St. Thomas Hurricane Relief Efforts
By Army Pvt. Alleea Oliver, 49th Public Affairs Detachment

The 44th Medical Brigade is capable of rapid deployment with flexible teams and conducts Defense Support of Civil Authorities operations to assist civilian responders in saving lives, relieving human suffering and mitigating property damage in response to a catastrophic disaster as directed by the Defense Department.



Published September 28, 2017 at 11:46AM
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ISIS 'Losing on All Fronts,' OIR Spokesman Says

ISIS 'Losing on All Fronts,' OIR Spokesman Says
By Lisa Ferdinando

A spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said coalition and partner forces are making significant progress in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.



Published September 28, 2017 at 10:49AM
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DoD Leaders Announce TRICARE Interim Final Rule Changes

DoD Leaders Announce TRICARE Interim Final Rule Changes
By Jim Garamone

DoD leaders announced the Interim Final Rule that charts the way forward for transforming TRICARE, the military’s health care system, with the the transition going into effect Jan. 1.



Published September 28, 2017 at 10:20AM
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Finding Usability Testers: Tips from an Army Recruiter

After spending 22 years in the U.S. Army, including 3 years as a recruiter, Julie Jackson realized that not only was she qualified to work in usability, but had a knack for it—especially because of her ability to strike up a conversation with nearly anyone, anywhere. Julie shares how her training in the Army has helped in her approach to usability testing, and gives a peek inside how usability testing works for USAJOBS.gov at the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).littlehenrabi/iStock/Thinkstock Tell me about your career in the Army.I spent 22 years in the Army, all of which were in the enlisted ranks. I started my career as a dental assistant, and after 10 years, was called to recruiting. I spent 3 years as a recruiter in Muskogee, Oklahoma and then attended the Career Counselor course. I spent the rest of my Army career as a Career Counselor where I negotiated reenlistment contracts and assisted Soldiers in their transition from military service to civilian life.How did you find us…

Netflix to spend Canadian dollar 500 million to create original Canadian content

Netflix to spend Canadian dollar 500 million to create original Canadian content
Reuters Canada - 1 hour agoOTTAWA (Reuters) - Video streaming company Netflix will spend C$500 million ($401.06 million) to create original Canadian programming, the government said on Thursday, as part of a plan to shake up the country's media and cultural industries.
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Netflix to spend Canadian dollar 500 million to create original Canadian content

Pennsylvania National Guard Joins Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts

Pennsylvania National Guard Joins Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Efforts
By Army Lt. Col. Angela King-Sweigart, Joint Force Headquarters, Pennsylvania National Guard

The Pennsylvania National Guard has sent 14 crew members and two CH-47 Chinooks to assist Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.



Published September 28, 2017 at 08:38AM
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DoD Provides Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts

DoD Provides Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts
By DoD News

A Defense Department spokesman said DoD continues ongoing relief operations in Puerto Rico and is leaning forward to rapidly deploy additional response capacity, expanding airfield throughput and positioning key leaders forward in support of Federal Emergency Management Agency efforts to stabilize the situation and sustain life.



Published September 28, 2017 at 08:03AM
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Senate Confirms Dunford for Additional 2-Year Term as Chairman

Senate Confirms Dunford for Additional 2-Year Term as Chairman
By Jim Garamone

The Senate has agreed to Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford’s reappointment for another two-year term as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.



Published September 28, 2017 at 06:56AM
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BlackBerry provides lift to TSX, Canadian dollar down slightly

BlackBerry provides lift to TSX, Canadian dollar down slightly
Toronto Star - 10 minutes agoBlackBerry provides lift to TSX, Canadian dollar down slightly. The Canadian dollar was trading at 80.24 cents U.S., down from Wednesday's average price of 80.57 cents U.S.. The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 18.45 points to ... Toronto Stock Exchange up 18 points; dollar down - Times Colonist

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BlackBerry provides lift to TSX, Canadian dollar down slightly

Equifax Is an Enron Moment, But Not the Way You May Think | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Analytics #Cybersecurity

Enron changed how U.S. public companies audit and report their financial data. There is also an opportunity to use the Equifax data breach to create a framework for better protection of our data in future. The credit reporting agency reported one of the largest data breaches in the history. Hackers were able to steal sensitive information from its internal servers. The stolen data include name, Social Security Number (SSN), date of birth, and also credit card numbers and driver license numbers in some cases. A massive breach like this can haunt the victims for years to come. read more
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Face of Defense: Sailor Aids Hurricane Relief Effort in Florida Hometown

Face of Defense: Sailor Aids Hurricane Relief Effort in Florida Hometown
By Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Kelsey Adams, Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabrielle Young recently paid a visit to her hometown in Florida, but she didn't make the trip just to visit with friends and loved ones.



Published September 28, 2017 at 06:05AM
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Canadian dollar recovers from four-week low as oil prices rise

Canadian dollar recovers from four-week low as oil prices rise
Reuters Canada - 9 minutes agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar steadied on Thursday against its U.S. counterpart, recovering from an earlier four-week low, as oil prices rose and the greenback pared some recent gains.
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Canadian dollar recovers from four-week low as oil prices rise

Canadian Dollar Drops Against Most Majors

Canadian Dollar Drops Against Most Majors
Interactive Investor - 7 hours agoOTTAWA (Alliance News) - The Canadian dollar weakened against most major currencies in the Asian session on Thursday. The Canadian dollar fell to a 4-week low of 1.2506 against the US dollar, from yesterday's closing value of 1.2476. Against the yen ...
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Canadian Dollar Drops Against Most Majors

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Inherent Resolve Strikes Target ISIS in Syria, Iraq
By DoD News

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 44 strikes consisting of 66 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.



Published September 28, 2017 at 04:06AM
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Retired Navy Chief Shocked to Medal at Invictus Games

Retired Navy Chief Shocked to Medal at Invictus Games
By Shannon Collins

As Sharona Young, a medically retired Navy chief petty officer, crossed the finish line at the 2017 Invictus Games, she was in shock that she had earned her first medal in an athletic competition.



Published September 28, 2017 at 03:55AM
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U.S., Denmark Battle for Medals in Invictus Games Rugby Semifinal

U.S., Denmark Battle for Medals in Invictus Games Rugby Semifinal
By Shannon Collins

Overturned wheelchairs, strong blocking and speed scoring were showcased as national teams competed here at the Mattamy Athletics Centre during preliminary matches leading to today’s rugby semifinals at the 2017 Invictus Games.



Published September 28, 2017 at 03:35AM
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N3N to Exhibit at @ThingsExpo | @N3N_IoT #IoT #IIoT #Sensors #SmartCities

SYS-CON Events announced today that N3N will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. N3N’s solutions increase the effectiveness of operations and control centers, increase the value of IoT investments, and facilitate real-time operational decision making. N3N enables operations teams with a four dimensional digital “big board” that consolidates real-time live video feeds alongside IoT sensor data and analytics insights onto a single, holistic, display, focusing attention on what matters, when it matters. read more
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[session] Continuous Deployment for #Docker | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #DX

Today most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes significant work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost and increase in speed. Sometimes in order to reduce complexity teams compromise features or change requirements read more
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Mattis: U.S., NATO Will Stand by Afghanistan

Mattis: U.S., NATO Will Stand by Afghanistan
By Jim Garamone

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at a news conference in the Afghan capital of Kabul that the United States will stand by his country through thick and thin.



Published September 27, 2017 at 01:23PM
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Why the Canadian Dollar May Have Room to Rise

Why the Canadian Dollar May Have Room to Rise
Bloomberg - 21 hours agoMark McCormick, TD Securities North American head of FX strategy, and Bipan Rai, CIBC senior macro strategist, discuss the outlook for the Canadian dollar at the Bloomberg Canadian Fixed Income conference in New York. (Source: Bloomberg) ...
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Why the Canadian Dollar May Have Room to Rise

Northcom Protects Nation from Natural, Man-made Threats, Commander Says

Northcom Protects Nation from Natural, Man-made Threats, Commander Says
By Jim Garamone

Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is demonstrating his intent as he pushes his country to develop nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them.



Published September 27, 2017 at 09:09AM
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[session] Introducing Google Cloud Mobility Solutions | @CloudExpo @GoogleCloud #AI #ML #Cloud

As businesses evolve, they need technology that is simple to help them succeed today and flexible enough to help them build for tomorrow. Chrome is fit for the workplace of the future — providing a secure, consistent user experience across a range of devices that can be used anywhere. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, will take a look at various options as to how ChromeOS can be leveraged to interact with people on the devices, and formats they already love to use. read more
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Airmen Keep Hurricane Relief Supplies Flowing to the Caribbean

Airmen Keep Hurricane Relief Supplies Flowing to the Caribbean
By Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Smith, Air National Guard Training and Education Center

Air National Guard airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base in Georgia were operating around the clock to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.



Published September 27, 2017 at 05:38AM
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower After BoC Governor Speech

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower After BoC Governor Speech
MarketPulse (blog) - 14 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar was lower on Wednesday after the Bank of Canada (BoC ) Governor delivered a speech in Newfoundland. Governor Stephen Poloz said that there is no predetermined path for interest rate and that the central bank would proceed with ...
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Lower After BoC Governor Speech

Announcing @Yuasa_System to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #DX #IoT #Wearables

SYS-CON Events announced today that Yuasa System will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Yuasa System is introducing a multi-purpose endurance testing system for flexible displays, OLED devices, flexible substrates, flat cables, and films in smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and healthcare. read more
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The Data Briefing: How to Build a Chatbot in a Weekend

The best way to learn a new technical skill is to just play around with the technology. Learning through playing with technology goes for building websites, mobile apps, and now, chatbots. As chatbots have become more popular, some online sites will let you create a chatbot with little or no programming. Now, realize that the easier it is to create the chatbot, the less sophisticated the chatbot will be. However, you may not need a sophisticated chatbot that can handle almost any situation.Zapp2Photo/iStock/Thinkstock Technically, you can build a basic chatbot in about 10 to 15 minutes. I used ChatFuel to build a Facebook chatbot. ChatFuel is free and has a drag-and-drop builder platform. You create text blocks of responses you can link to respond to user messages. ChatFuel provides an artificial intelligence (AI) service you can add to your chatbot so it will respond to key terms or phrases. So, if it takes only 15 minutes to build a chatbot, why spend the weekend?You spend most of th…

A Vacation Lesson: Mastering Logistics with Analytics | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

Okay, so my vacations don’t necessary seem like other folks’ vacations. Yes, we relax. Yes, we spend too much money. Yes, we eat too much food. But for some reason, unusual learning opportunities pop up during our vacations, and this year’s vacation was no different. This year’s vacation theme was… logistics. Our logistics foray started by watching the artsy-fartsy movie “The Lunchbox.” I hate artsy-fartsy movies, but my wife insists on watching them on vacation. The movie was excellent. However, I was totally mesmerized by the lunchbox delivery system that was a featured part of the movie. The lunchbox delivery system, called dabbawalas, delivers hot lunches from homes and restaurants to people at work in Mumbai, India. The lunchboxes are picked up mid morning, delivered to husbands at noon using bicycles and railway trains, and returned to the originating source in the afternoon. read more
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Ohio Army National Guardsman’s School Project Helps Combat Suicide

Ohio Army National Guardsman’s School Project Helps Combat Suicide
By Stephanie Beougher, Ohio National Guard

Ohio Army National Guard, Capt. Michael Barnes is channeling his passion for helping veterans into a master’s degree in nursing, which will allow him to specialize as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. As part of his coursework, Barnes created a website and mobile app to, as his website states, “bring together a wealth of information and resources to combat the risk factors of suicide.”



Published September 27, 2017 at 07:22AM
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Marine Corps Base Wins Recreation Management Award

Marine Corps Base Wins Recreation Management Award
By DoD News

Defense officials said one of four nominated Defense Department installations was recognized as the winner of the 2017 National Gold Medal Grand Plaque Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management for the armed forces during a ceremony in New Orleans, Louisiana.



Published September 27, 2017 at 06:59AM
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Toronto stock market rises 36 points; Canadian dollar edges ahead

Toronto stock market rises 36 points; Canadian dollar edges ahead
Times Colonist - 54 minutes agoThe Canadian dollar was trading at 80.87 cents US, up from Tuesday's average price of 80.84 cents US. The November crude contract was down seven cents to US$51.81 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was up seven cents to US$3.07 per ...
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Toronto stock market rises 36 points; Canadian dollar edges ahead

DoD Officials Provide Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts

DoD Officials Provide Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts
By DoD News

A Defense Department spokesman said that in Puerto Rico, enhanced communications and completed assessments are providing a clearer picture of the extent of the storm damage and the magnitude of the response challenge.



Published September 27, 2017 at 06:29AM
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Airmen Keeping Hurricane Relief Supplies Flowing to the Caribbean

Airmen Keeping Hurricane Relief Supplies Flowing to the Caribbean
By Air Force Master Sgt. Michael Smith, Air National Guard Training and Education Center

Air National Guard airmen with the 165th Air Terminal Operations Center at Savannah Air National Guard Base in Georgia were operating around the clock to send disaster relief to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.



Published September 27, 2017 at 05:38AM
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Taica to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #AI #DX #SmartCities #MachineLearning

SYS-CON Events announced today that Taica will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Taica manufacturers Alpha-GEL brand silicone components and materials, which maintain outstanding performance over a wide temperature range -40C to +200C. For more information, visit http://www.taica.co.jp/english/. read more
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Canadian dollar weakens ahead of Poloz speech as greenback climbs

Canadian dollar weakens ahead of Poloz speech as greenback climbs
The Globe and Mail - 1 hour agoThe Canadian dollar weakened on Wednesday against its U.S. counterpart ahead of a speech by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz, as the greenback posted broader gains against a basket of major currencies. Buy The Canadian Dollar Say TD Securities Strategists, Ahead of Key Poloz ... - Pound Sterling Live

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Canadian dollar weakens ahead of Poloz speech as greenback climbs

Face of Defense: Airman Uses Maintenance Skills on Motocross Track

Face of Defense: Airman Uses Maintenance Skills on Motocross Track
By Air Force Senior Airman Jenna Caldwell

Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas Tangedal, who does motocross racing in his spare time, employs his military skills as an aircraft metal technology journeyman to keep his bike in top mechanical shape.



Published September 27, 2017 at 04:42AM
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Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq
By DoD News

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 48 strikes consisting of 54 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.



Published September 27, 2017 at 04:06AM
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Former Tactical Air Controller Earns Invictus Games Medals in Honor of Father

Former Tactical Air Controller Earns Invictus Games Medals in Honor of Father
By Shannon Collins

Though Patrick Roberts has earned more than 40 medals over the years while competing at the Department of Defense Warrior Games, the medals he earns at this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto will mean more, he said, because they are dedicated to his twin brother, Tim Roberts, and his late father, Jim Roberts.



Published September 27, 2017 at 03:43AM
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Former Tactical Air Controller Earns Medals in Honor of Father

Former Tactical Air Controller Earns Medals in Honor of Father
By Shannon Collins

Though Patrick Roberts has earned more than 40 medals over the years while competing at the Department of Defense Warrior Games, the medals he earns at this year’s Invictus Games in Toronto will mean more, he said, because they are dedicated to his twin brother, Tim Roberts, and his late father, Jim Roberts.



Published September 27, 2017 at 03:43AM
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Fans Line Up for Retired Soldier’s Photo, Autograph at Invictus Games

Fans Line Up for Retired Soldier’s Photo, Autograph at Invictus Games
By Shannon Collins

Competing at the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto is "one of the greatest experiences, ever, as far as my sports world is concerned," said Tony Pone, a medically retired Army specialist who earned gold medals in the men’s shot put and discus at his first Invictus Games.



Published September 27, 2017 at 02:48AM
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TSX down 52 points in midafternoon trading; Canadian dollar climbs

TSX down 52 points in midafternoon trading; Canadian dollar climbs
Times Colonist - 15 hours agoThe Dow Jones industrial average was up 18.52 points to 22,314.61. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 4.46 points to 2,501.12.
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TSX down 52 points in midafternoon trading; Canadian dollar climbs

What's new in Java EE 8

The next edition of the Java enterprise platform is built for the cloud and reactive programming, and will shape enterprise application development for years to come. Get your first look at new APIs and upgrades for Java enterprise security, JSON binding, HTTP/2 server push, and more.

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Higher Despite Fed and US Tax Reform Comments

USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Higher Despite Fed and US Tax Reform Comments
MarketPulse (blog) - 6 hours agoThe Canadian dollar was in a tight trading range on Tuesday after comments from Fed Chair Janet Yellen kept rate hike expectations high and comments form the Trump administration on tax reform put downward pressure on the loonie but the failure from ...
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USD/CAD Canadian Dollar Higher Despite Fed and US Tax Reform Comments

Canadian dollar recovers from near three-week low ahead of Poloz speech

Canadian dollar recovers from near three-week low ahead of Poloz speech
Reuters Canada - 52 minutes agoTORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar edged higher against the greenback on Tuesday, recovering from an earlier near three-week low, as investors positioned themselves ahead of a speech the next day by Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz.
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Canadian dollar recovers from near three-week low ahead of Poloz speech

Daughter Dashes Off with Daddy’s Medals at 2017 Invictus Games

Daughter Dashes Off with Daddy’s Medals at 2017 Invictus Games
By Shannon Collins

A medically retired Navy petty officer said having his family here to watch him compete at his first Invictus Games means everything to him.



Published September 26, 2017 at 11:24AM
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Erosion of U.S. Military Capabilities Must Be Stopped, Chairman Tells Senators

Erosion of U.S. Military Capabilities Must Be Stopped, Chairman Tells Senators
By Jim Garamone

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford asked members of the Senate Armed Services Committee to provide adequate, stable budgets so that the Defense Department can fight today’s battles, and prepare tomorrow’s force.



Published September 26, 2017 at 10:46AM
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Canadian Economy Can Keep Humming With Higher Dollar, Morneau Says

Canadian Economy Can Keep Humming With Higher Dollar, Morneau Says
Bloomberg - 1 hour agoFinance Minister Bill Morneau is sanguine about his country's hot economy, despite a rising Canadian dollar, higher interest rates and Nafta talks threatening to slow growth. Canada's finance minister says economy can grow with strong currency - Reuters

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DoD, Partner Agencies Support Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Efforts

DoD, Partner Agencies Support Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Efforts
By DoD News

The Defense Department and partner agencies are supporting ongoing assessment and response operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Pentagon spokesman Army Lt. Col. Jamie Davis said.



Published September 26, 2017 at 10:02AM
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Mattis: Meeting With Indian Defense Minister Comes at Time of Strategic Convergence

Mattis: Meeting With Indian Defense Minister Comes at Time of Strategic Convergence
By Terri Moon Cronk

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in a press conference with India’s Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman following their bilateral discussions in New Delhi that the United States places great importance on building a vibrant defense partnership with India.



Published September 26, 2017 at 09:14AM
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Supplies From the Sky: Air Force, Army Partnership Delivers the Goods

Supplies From the Sky: Air Force, Army Partnership Delivers the Goods
By Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Hehnly

The Air Force’s 386th Air Expeditionary Wing plays a major logistical role in delivering critical supplies to the frontlines in the war against ISIS. One of the ways the wing supports the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve mission is by conducting airdrops to move supplies down range.



Published September 26, 2017 at 08:46AM
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SIGMA to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #IoT #API #Analytics #AI #DX #SmartCities

SYS-CON Events announced today that SIGMA Corporation will exhibit at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Pavilion at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. uLaser flow inspection device from the Japanese top share to Global Standard! Then, make the best use of data to flip to next page. For more information, visit http://www.sigma-k.co.jp/en/. read more
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Dunford: U.S. Faces Volatile, Complex Security Situations

Dunford: U.S. Faces Volatile, Complex Security Situations
By Jim Garamone

The United States faces a volatile, unpredictable world and must keep up its guard, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a reconfirmation hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.



Published September 26, 2017 at 07:47AM
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TSX drops 29 points; Canadian dollar down

TSX drops 29 points; Canadian dollar down
Times Colonist - 1 hour agoThe Canadian dollar was trading at 80.73 cents US, down from Monday's average price of 81.03 cents US. The November crude contract was down 48 cents to US$51.74 per barrel and the November natural gas contract was unchanged at US$2.99 per ... The Canadian housing market is in good shape, and so are the banks, analysts say - Financial Post

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Retired Marine Breaks Personal Record, Takes Gold at Invictus Games

Retired Marine Breaks Personal Record, Takes Gold at Invictus Games
By Shannon Collins

At the Invictus Games in Toronto, more than 550 wounded, ill and injured service members from 17 nations are competing in 12 sporting events, including archery, track and field, cycling, golf, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball, including medically retired Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Sarah Rudder.



Published September 26, 2017 at 06:56AM
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Face of Defense: Marine Instructor Shapes Bright Future

Face of Defense: Marine Instructor Shapes Bright Future
By Marine Corps Cpl. Michael McHale

Marine Corps Cpl. Saul Huerta-Magdaleno embodies this year's National Hispanic Heritage Month theme of "Shaping the Bright Future of America." He was born and raised in Mexico and moved to the United States in 2011 at age 16.



Published September 26, 2017 at 06:47AM
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Deputy Secretary Reinforces U.S. Support for Defeating al-Shabab, ISIS

Deputy Secretary Reinforces U.S. Support for Defeating al-Shabab, ISIS
By DoD News

Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan reinforced the strong U.S. support for defeating the al-Shabab and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, during a meeting at the Pentagon with Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre of Somalia.



Published September 26, 2017 at 06:13AM
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NetApp Named ‘Bronze Sponsor’ of @CloudExpo | @NetApp #AI #DX #DevOps

SYS-CON Events announced today that NetApp has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. NetApp provides a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with their partners, NetApp empowers global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations. read more
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Canadian dollar firms with central bank speeches in focus

Canadian dollar firms with central bank speeches in focus
BNN - 8 minutes agoTORONTO - The Canadian dollar was marginally stronger against the greenback on Tuesday and outperformed its peers as investors positioned themselves ahead of speeches by central bank officials and oil prices held near more than two-year highs.
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Military Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

Military Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq
By DoD News

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 40 strikes consisting of 52 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.



Published September 26, 2017 at 03:21AM
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