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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Palestinian PM hopes Obama speech opened new era

OSLO (AFP) — Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad said Sunday he was hopeful US President Barack Obama's landmark address to the world's Muslims in Cairo had opened up a new era in relations.

"There's a great deal in that speech that gives us reason for hope," Fayyad, a US-educated economist widely respected in the West but reviled by the Hamas rulers of Gaza, said during a visit to Oslo.

"We are impressed by the sincere tone of the speech and the substance of it. It is our hope actually it will in that respect have marked a new beginning."

On Wednesday, in what may be one of the defining moments of his presidency, Obama laid out a new blueprint for US Middle East policy, pledging to end mistrust, forge a state for Palestinians and defuse a nuclear showdown with Iran.

Part of Obama's motivation appeared to be to cleanse the US image in the Muslim world, which has been tarnished by events like the Iraq war, the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal and the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Targeting young Muslims, Obama said: "I know there are many -- Muslim and non-Muslim -- who question whether we can forge this new beginning.

"There is so much fear, so much mistrust. But if we choose to be bound by the past, we will never move forward."

Fayyad was in Oslo for a meeting of Palestinian donors.

The Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip, who gave a luke-warm response to Obama's speech, have never recognised Fayyad's authority, continuing instead to recognise their own prime minister, Ismail Haniya.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Obama has already laid out a comprehensive vision for ed

Obama proposes creating a $500 million matching Technology Investment Fund that would build on existing federal ed-tech programs to help ensure that technology is fully integrated throughout U.S. schools.
According to the Obama campaign, this fund would:
- Help integrate technology throughout classrooms, so innovative learning technologies such as simulations, interactive games, and intelligent tutors can help improve the quality of instruction;
- Develop better student assessments that allow teachers and parents to identify and focus on students' individual needs and talents throughout the school year;
- Create new technology-based curricula with leaders in the technology industry, so schools can create courses that develop students' technology skills through project-based learning; and
- Use technology to help teachers work collaboratively with their peers across the country and provide more personalized assistance to students.
National ed-tech organizations declined to compare the Obama and McCain education plans, citing their need to remain nonpartisan as a result of their nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax status.
But Mary Ann Wolf, executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association, said she was "very pleased to see Obama's plan highlight ed tech."
"We look forward to discussing [with both candidates] the potential for technology ... to serve as a catalyst for transforming our schools for the 21st century," Wolf said.
Do you think education should rely on state funding? as proposed by obama

Soft Skill Classes To Fight Placement Blues  

YQworld-Students are finding new avenues to fight the placement blues. With fewer job opportunities in the market and companies shying away from conducting placement drives at many colleges, students are now concentrating on honing their personality skills. To help them, UT education department has come up with a bouquet of short-term certificate courses in office management, soft skills development, spoken English, personality and grooming, among others.

The department is in the last stage of finalizing modalities of introducing these programmes, which would reportedly begin from mid-January. These courses would be run in collaboration with various government colleges and at the end, UT administration-approved certificates would be provided to students. The duration of courses is around three months.

According to information, courses will be run in the evening after college hours. A senior official from education department said the initiative is in tandem with suggestions made by National Knowledge Commission over optimally utilizing college infrastructure and resources.

Monday, January 19, 2009

How Java Technology Evolves

Java technology evolves through the Java Community Process (JCP) program. The JCP is an open, community-based standards organization with a formal process for defining and revising Java technology specifications. JCP program members are individuals and organizations that share a common interest in seeing Java technology continue to evolve to meet market needs successfully. Even though the JCP is an open, community-based process, Sun Microsystems retains all Java technology-related trademarks and remains the ultimate authority for the Java platform.

The JCP process is straightforward: JCP members who want to extend the Java platform submit a formal proposal called a Java Specification Request (JSR), which then proceeds through a well-defined life cycle of drafts, reviews, and approval ballots. You can subscribe to the JCP mailing list to receive regular updates on JSRs and on JCP procedures, participate in public reviews by responding to requests for public comment, or even become a member of an expert group that shepherds a JSR through the development process.

To stay current with Java ME developments, keep up with the relevant JSRs. To start, read this Introduction to Mobility Java Technology and visit the JCP Java ME technology page. The JCP page lists more than 80 relevant JSRs, both those that have earned final approval and those that are still in process. Your contributions help ensure that Java technology continues to satisfy market needs.

A Brief History of Java Technology

The Java programming language was originally developed for programming consumer electronic devices, but over the years it evolved into a set of technologies used primarily to develop desktop- and server-based applications. In many ways, today's Java ME platform is a return to the origins of Java technology.

It all started in the early 1990s with the Green Project and the Oak programming language, later renamed Java. Today's Java ME is the descendant of earlier platforms for small devices created by Sun Microsystems: the Oak part of the Green Project (early 1990s), Java Card (1996), PersonalJava (1997), EmbeddedJava (1998), and more recently, the Spotless System (PDF) and the K virtual machine (1999).

Today, the Java ME platform targets high- and low-end electronic devices with a single Java platform. Java Card, described later in this article, remains an important independent Java platform, distinct from Java ME, based on smart cards.

Java Technology Editions
Java ME is one of three technology editions of the Java platform.* Each edition packages and licenses Java technology differently and provides an appropriate runtime environment to meet the needs of specific application developers:

* Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) provides a runtime environment and a complete set of APIs for desktop applications. It also defines a core set of functionality for the other editions.

* Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) is a superset of Java SE that supports scalable, transaction-oriented, and database-centered enterprise programming.

* Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) defines a set of runtime environments and APIs for embedded and consumer devices, such as mobile phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), TV set-top boxes, and other devices that are constrained from supporting a full Java SE or Java EE implementation.

A typical enterprise application may well take advantage of all three editions, with Java EE technology-based applications on the server side providing services to applications based on Java SE and Java ME technology on the client side. Separating the Java platform into these editions allows for sharper focus on the varying needs of developers working in different target environments, and it enables the editions to evolve in different yet complementary directions.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

What is PayPal ?

Whenever you are surfing through the Internet, possibly you are heard about PayPal. If you are beginner of Internet shopping you must know about PayPal. What is PayPal? how to get free PayPal account? Here is the information about basics of PayPal. In any website or any shopping cart anything you are going to buy online there is multiple options to pay them online. Weather you can pay them through credit card, Debit card or PayPal.

Let me guess you are like to shop online. But you’re little nervous and entering your credit card and shipping information over and over and over again can be a such a pain! I hear it all the time.I think i have a just a right answer for you. You need PayPal account.You don’t need to give your financial information out all over the Internet! Just shop online. Let me show you what i mean.

Now you didn’t give your front door key to every plumber,cable guy or gardener who works on your house, Would you? PayPal never shares your financial information with any of the stores you shop with online. PayPal even has a industry leading fraud prevention team to help fight fraud before it happens.And PayPal is so much faster than other ways to pay online. Once you ready to pay, look for PayPal then just log in. You can even choose how to pay by using your credit card, debit card or bank account.It’s like shopping in the express lane. You’ve probably heard that PayPal is great for eBay, but did you know PayPal is accepted by tens of thousands of online stores?

Just look for PayPal where you already shop.You can’t miss it! and its PayPal its free to pay. And everyone can afford free! Millions of people all over the world use PayPal to shop online.

* It’s safe
* It’s faster
* And it’s trusted

I think you will agree the way to pay online.Ready to feel better to shopping online? Here’s where you can go to sign up for PayPal account. Now you are good to go to get a free PayPal account and shop online and send and receive money from anywhere online.

5 Fantastic Steps to Earn Fast Cash Online

If you are looking for ways to earn fast cash online, you can follow all the steps mentioned below.

1. Do market research. Determine which market you are going into. Market research is very important here and you cannot miss this process. It is going to determine how deep and how profitable your online business is going. Choose a market that is profitable and with less competition. You want people in your market that are willing to spend and you want to make sure the competition is low so that you can dominate the market more easily.

2. Create a lead capture page. The main function of this page is to capture your visitor’s names and emails. You have to build a list by doing so. If you are not building a list, you are not developing your online business. Most people will not buy from you directly; you have to follow up with them as much as you can. This is why you need to have a lead capture page.

3. Choose an affiliate program to promote. In case you don’t have any products of your own to sell, you can join affiliate programs out there. There are a lot of affiliate programs in the internet, choose one that is suitable for you market.

4. Build relationship with your list. No people will buy from a stranger, especially in the internet. There are so many similar products out there that can provide the same solutions as you do, why should people buy from you? Therefore, you have to build relationship with your market. Try to provide the information that your market is looking for, give and you shall receive.

5. Drive massive amount of traffic to your lead capture page. There is no way you can make money without traffic. Traffic is the lifeblood of your online business. If you don’t have any traffic, you will never make any money even if you have the perfect product. Now, most people fail to drive traffic because they lack of action. As long as you take the necessary action, traffic will come.

These are the 5 fantastic steps that you must follow if you want to earn fast cash online. These steps are the basics of internet marketing; you will need to learn more if you want to go deeper. However, these 5 steps are more than enough to build an extra online income stream for you