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FINALLY! some data on the AIGA Twitter discussion of One Day for Design #1D4D

One Day for Design Deep-Dive by doublethink

It’s not exactly what we are waiting for from AIGA, but Doublethink did a great job at some interesting comparisons and analysis of One Day for Design.

I, like many other tweeters I saw that day, wish we could have had a more structural conversation to follow, so this data is really nice to see.

Unique/interesting stats they have: number of times individual words were said, such as designers 625 & clients 449, do, don’t, yes, no, maybe… very cool stuff :)

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One Day For Design, 04.13.2011 | Blog About Today's Event

It was awesome to participate in this discussion on April 13th! #1D4D Here are some of the highlights from the discussion (and some more info below!)

On April 13, 2011, we brought designers and followers of design together for One Day For Design—an open, global dialogue on the meaning and future of design, and on the meaning and future of professional associations in our field. Led by our eight moderators, it was an astonishing 24 hours of input. More than 30,000 tweets. Nearly 3,900 Twitterers. More than 650 hashtags tweeted. At one point, we ranked as the number-four trending hashtag on Twitter in the United States. Visitors to this site posted more than 300 entries on our blog.

Below is a tiny sample of the passionate voices and insightful comments we heard. Where do we go from here? The group input will contribute to the evolution of AIGA, the world’s largest design advocacy organization, as we explore ways to better serve the needs of the design community. To watch the evolution unfold, visit aiga.org.

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Right, but I have a 1D. (by supergimp2000)

You Have One Day to Rethink the Design Industry

What if you had one day to alter the future of design? What questions would you ask? AIGA is putting on an interesting, online one-day seminar asking some of the important design world teasers of our time. Notably:

What does community mean to you?

Do you believe that design is one of our greatest intellectual resources?

What does it mean to be a designer today?

Does the best design come through inspired individuals or through team effort?

What do you think the public thinks of when they hear “design”? What should they think of?

Is design an art form, a strategic tool, or some combination of both?

While some of these questions highlight the enduring insecurity and lack of clarity that roil the design profession, it’s certainly smart of the industry body to engage its leaders and members to try and come up with some answers.

Fanny Agostini nous présente sa pastille d'été pour BFM TV (VIDEO)

BFM TV continue de miser sur elle. Figure météo de la chaîne, Fanny Agostini anime dès ce lundi et jusqu'au 16 août, une nouvelle pastille vidéo baptisée “2015, année climatique”. “Le nom de cette série d'été a été choisi ainsi car on est vraiment dans une année consacrée au climat avec le sommet (ndlr : Conférence Paris Climat 2015) qui aura lieu à la fin de l'année”, explique-t-elle. 

Dans ce programme court, elle répondra à des questions que l'on se pose comme “Pourquoi quelques degrés en plus ça change tout ?, À quoi ressembleront les saisons ? ou encore Pourquoi n'y aura t’il bientôt plus de vacances au ski ?”

Et la présentatrice a décidé de miser sur l'interactivité. “Il y a des infographies qui viennent illustrer les séquences. Le leitmotiv est : apprendre, comprendre et surprendre !

C'est décidément une année chargée pour Fanny Agostini, qui organisera chez elle, à La Bourboule (Auvergne), un bootcamp du 17 au 20 septembre prochains. Le but de cette manifestation : sensibiliser les journalistes aux problématiques climatiques et environnementales.

Cette semaine est également marquée par l'arrivée d'une nouveauté sur l'antenne de BFM TV. La chaîne lance Retour vers le passé, présenté par Julien Mielcarek. Celui qui est rédacteur en chef de Bfmtv.com revisitera tous les jours une déclaration ou un coup d'éclat qui a marqué la carrière d'une personnalité médiatique. 

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Fanny Agostini nous présente sa pastille d'été pour BFM TV (VIDEO)
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Que sont-ils devenus ? Sophe Thalmann, Miss France 1998.
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Programme TV inédits de l'été : semaine du 26 juillet au 1er août

Stuart Millheiser Explains What the Steve Gleason Act Could Mean for ALS Patients

NEW YORK, Jul. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ –  Stuart Millheiser, founder of the non-profit ALS Guardian Angels, is a recognized voice for ALS awareness and research. His charity offers funding and a strong network of support to victims of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and their loved ones.

According to Stu Millheiser, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Steve Gleason Act on July 16. It passed in the U.S. Senate in April last year. With President Obama’s signature, people with ALS who are suffering motor and speech disabilities would have access to improved health care and machinery.

The Act would allow those with ALS to retain their speech generating devices, or SGDs, for the duration of their hospice, nursing facility or hospital admission. It would also ensure that ALS patients have access to the Internet, which is necessary for the SGD’s environmental controls and upgrade function.

The passage of the bill in the House and Senate is a gigantic victory for Americans with ALS. Access to assistive technology can help ensure more ALS patients are able to communicate with friends and family. When the disease steals victims’ ability to speak, their SGDs can speak for them. SGD manufacturers are applauding the bill’s passing, calling it a major victory for those with communication disabilities.

Furthermore, the congressional passage of the Steve Gleason Act, and its expected approval by President Obama, would be helpful for Medicare patients who rely on assistive technology to share their thoughts and needs with caregivers and loved ones.

The Steve Gleason Act has two goals: to exclude SGDs from “Capped Rental” categories until 2018, and to extend Medicare coverage to SGD-related eye tracking devices that aid in communication.

Currently, the majority of ALS sufferers cannot use their SGDs without highly specialized eye-tracking technology. Last year, Medicare denied coverage of this technology. Now, the Steve Gleason Act will ensure health insurance companies include coverage for eye-tracking technology in their policies.

This legislation honors former NFL player Steve Gleason. The football legend is now fighting ALS. He finds it encouraging that the strides in ALS awareness, research and care have come so far in so little time.

The Steve Gleason Act is set for review in 2018, but advocates are already working with the U.S. Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to give ALS sufferers access to assistive technology after this deadline.

Stuart Millheiser is the founder of ALS Guardian Angels. Millheiser founded ALS Guardian Angels in 2007 to help patients that are suffering from ALS, formerly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Millheiser has helped hundreds of people with ALS by providing everything from medical equipment to support for basic living expenses.

Millheiser has been referred to as “a true angel on earth” for his charitable work. He feels a sense of accomplishment by helping those in need. After the viral spreading of the ice bucket challenge during the summer of 2014, Millheiser is hopeful that more people will continue to become aware of ALS and support this truly important cause.

Media Contact: Stuart Millheiser, ALS Guardian Angels, 949-488-9894, info@alsguardianangels.com

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中行渣打五甲購A (21230) 現報 0.018港元,下跌 41.94 %

[智珠] 香港7月22日 - 中國銀行 (03988) 的窩輪 中行渣打五甲購A (21230) 呈異動, 現報0.018港元, 較上日收市下跌 41.94 %,成交260,000.00份,投資者宜留意下列相關的技術分析指標,以及其正股的股價變動和公司的市場動向,提高警惕 : (貨幣 : 港元) 溢價31.648 %,槓桿比率(倍) 144.839,引伸波幅0 %,對沖值0 %,認購比率1.00,行使價5.88,到期日2015-11-02,10天平均價0.0365,50天平均價0.15436,52周最高0.445,52周最低0.01。

註: 我們的窩輪監察站在每個交易日的交易時段內,全面性監察窩輪的股價異動,由於窩輪波幅往往較正股來得突然和較大,我們認為由其股價觸及百分之五的波幅,即有需要作即時報導,隨而每百分之三再作追擊報導,務使讀者能追貼其走勢。

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The Talk - Josh Groban on Celine Dion's Emotional Interview

Celine Dion broke down during news interview about her husband Renee’s health. Guest host and close friend of Dion and husband Renee says, “Celine [Dion] and Rene are such special people…they were one of the reasons why I even had a career in this business…Her voice, her ability, it gives him life, and so for him to say to her I want you to go out there and give that to other people, that’s typical them.”

En images : après neuf ans de voyage, la sonde New Horizons frôle Pluton

La Nasa a confirmé hier la réussite de la mission New Horizons. Le 14 juillet, la sonde américaine est passée à 12 400 kilomètres de Pluton. 

Après neuf de traversée et 4,8 milliards de kilomètres parcourus, New Horizons a atteint ce 14 juillet sa cible : Pluton. Tout comme Rosetta, la sonde de la Nasa a passé une partie de son voyage en hibernation.

Après avoir recueilli le maximum de données pendant une journée, sans communiquer avec la Terre, New Horizons a “telephoné” à sa base, signant la réussite de sa mission et mettant fin à 21h de suspense.  Elle a pu envoyer une série de 15 minutes de messages, provoquant la joie des scientifiques de la Nasa.

Crédits : NASA/Bill Ingalls

Un succès, célébré par le président des Etats-Unis lui-même dans un tweet. 

Pluto just had its first visitor! Thanks @NASA - it’s a great day for discovery and American leadership. pic.twitter.com/FfztBSMbK0

— President Obama (@POTUS) 15 Juillet 2015

Et également par le Professeur Stephen Hawking

New Horizons est la première sonde à s’approcher si près de Pluton, et également la première a envoyer des images aussi précises de l’astre.

La sonde va maintenant poursuivre sa mission, en s’aventurant plus profondément dans la ceinture de Kuiper, qui contient, explique la Nasa “des milliers d’objets congelés qui expliquent la façon dont le système solaire s’est formé”

Crédits : Nasa 

Cette image obtenue par New Horizons, montre Pluton et sa plus grande lune, Charon. Les couleurs sont “exagérées”,



… Lire la suite sur UsineNouvelle.com

ZTE CORPORATION Preliminary Results Announcement For the Six Months Ended 30 June 2015

ZTE CORPORATION Preliminary Results Announcement For the Six Months Ended 30 June 2015

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.

ZTE CORPORATION

中興通訊股份有限公司

(a joint stock limited company incorporated in the People’s Republic of China with limited liability)

(Stock Code: 763) Preliminary Results Announcement For the Six Months Ended 30 June 2015 This announcement is made by ZTE Corporation (the “Company” or “listed company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) pursuant to Rule 13.09(2) of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the “Listing Rules”) and the Inside Information Provisions (as defined in the Listing Rules) under Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Cap. 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong). The Company and all the members of the Board of Directors confirm that all the information contained in this announcement is true, accurate and complete and that there is no false and misleading statement or material omission in this announcement.

Important: The financial data for the six months ended 30 June 2015 contained in this announcement have been prepared in accordance with the Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises of the People’s Republic of China (“PRC ASBEs”) and have not been audited by an accountant firm, and may differ from the finalised financial data to be announced. Investors should beware investment risks.

I. Major financial data and indicators for the six months ended 30 June 2015 (prepared in accordance with PRC ASBEs)

Unit: RMB in thousands

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Note 1: The above figures are based on figures of the consolidated financial statements.

Note 2: The Company completed the issue of 2015 Tranche I Perpetual Medium Term Notes for an amount of RMB6 billion on 27 January 2015 and 2015 Tranche II Perpetual Medium Term Notes for an amount of RMB1.5 billion on 6 February 2015, which are presented under “Other equity instruments” in the interim

report. For the six months ended 30 June 2015, net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the listed company has been stated less accruable interests attributable to holders of the perpetual medium term notes amounting to RMB180,753,000; basic earnings per share has been arrived at by dividing net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the listed company by the weighted average number of

ordinary shares in issue;

Note 3: Weighted average return on net assets for the six months ended 30 June 2015 has been arrived at by dividing net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the listed company by the weighted average net assets less equity attributable to holders of the perpetual medium term notes amounting to

RMB7,415,500,000 and accruable interests of RMB180,753,000.

Note 4: Owners’ equity attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the listed company as at 30 June 2015 has been stated less equity attributable to holders of the perpetual medium term notes amounting to RMB7,415,500,000 and accruable interests of RMB180,753,000. Net assets per share attributable to

holders of ordinary shares in the listed company has been arrived at by dividing owners’ equity attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the listed company by the number of ordinary shares in issue as at the end of the period.

II. Operating results and financial conditions

For the six months ended 30 June 2015, the Group reported operating revenue of RMB45,937,759,000, representing growth of 21.86% as compared to the same period of the previous year. Operating profit amounted to RMB66,275,000, representing growth of
131.55% as compared to the same period of the previous year. Total profit amounted to RMB2,141,059,000, representing growth of 30.24% as compared to the same period of the previous year. Net profit attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the listed company amounted to RMB1,612,936,000, representing growth of 42.96% as compared to the same period of the previous year. Significant factors affecting the operating profit and net profit for the reporting period are as follows:
(1) In connection with carriers’ networks, faster progress of domestic 4G projects and increased investments in wireline switch and access systems by the three major operators contributed to the growth in operating revenue and gross profit for domestic FDD-LTE
system equipment and wireline switch and access systems. Contract profitability also

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improved in line with the expanding scale of international 4G projects. In connection with the government and corporate sectors, growth in operating revenue and gross profit was reported as the number of signed-up smart city projects continued to grow, while our business in railway transport projects also reported steady growth. As a result of the combined effect of the aforesaid factors, the Group reported growth in operating revenue and gross profit for the reporting period;
(2) Expenses of the Group for the reporting period as a percentage of operating revenue remained largely unchanged as compared to the same period of the previous year. The increase in research and development costs as a percentage of operating revenue was mainly attributable to the ongoing increase in the Group’s R&D investment in products such as LTE, bearer network, SDN and GPON to support long-term development. Meanwhile, selling and distribution costs and administrative expenses as a percentage of operating revenue decreased year-on-year following enhanced cost management by the Group.
As at 30 June 2015, the Group’s total assets amounted to RMB113,537,583,000, representing growth of 6.89% compared to that as at the end of the previous year. Owners’ equity attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the listed company amounted to RMB26,693,672,000, representing growth of 7.30% compared to that as at the end of the previous year. The gearing ratio as at 30 June 2015 was 68.15%, which was 7.10 percentage points lower than 75.25% as at the end of the previous year, reflecting mainly the effect of the issue of perpetual medium term notes by the Group and continuous improvements in the Group’s profitability.

III. Other information

For details of the 2015 Interim Report of the Company, please refer to the 2015 Interim
Report Summary and Results Announcement to be published by the Company on 26 August
2015.

IV. Documents for inspection

Comparative balance sheet and income statement prepared in accordance with PRC ASBEs signed by the Legal Representative, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Finance Division of the Company with the company seal affixed.
By Order of the Board

Hou Weigui

Chairman

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Shenzhen, the PRC
21 July 2015

As at the date of this announcement, the Board of Directors of the Company comprises three executive directors, Shi Lirong, Yin Yimin and He Shiyou; six non-executive directors, Hou Weigui, Zhang Jianheng, Xie Weiliang, Wang Zhanchen, Zhang Junchao and Dong Lianbo; and five independent non-executive directors, Qu Xiaohui, Wei Wei, Chen Naiwei, Tan Zhenhui and Richard Xike Zhang.

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