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SG mission to Egypt ICAO Secretary General Dr. Fang Liu visited Egypt last week, where she conducted a range of discussions highlighting the importance of sustainable aviation development. In talks with Mr. Sherif Fathi, Egypt’s Minister of Civil Aviation, Dr. Liu discussed how Egypt and ICAO could enhance cooperation in support of improved training, capacity building, and aviation safety and security improvements. More Info...

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Marc's Voice » Digital Cities and a virtuous circle of training and volunteerism In the first two parts of this series I defined what I meant when I use the term “Digital City” and the basic rights that every Digital Citizen has to a JOB! I talked about a sustainable model to drive these jobs and how by paying for multimedia encyclopedias – corporations could create a 3:1 usage of their money – and write it off at the same time! I also alluded to the importance of fiber optic connectivity as a driving force to get us OUT of the monopolistic control vice that telcos and cable companies have over our on-line entrance and exit ramps. It is this synergistic combination of all these factors that leads to the solution – I call a “Digital City.” This is no simple task or set of goals we’ve got facing us. Resuscitating our economy and finding enough work for all is a moral issue.

International Maritime Organization 15/04/2014 IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu chaired the judging panel for the Seatrade Awards 2014 (14 April). The ceremony included an award in support of IMO's theme for World Maritime Day 2014 ‘IMO Conventions: Effective Implementation’, won by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS). IACS Chairman Mr R. Cazzulo received the award from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal; Mr Sekimizu; and sponsor Mr Hui, Managing Director, China Classification Society. 14/04/2014 ​IMO’s Beatrice Vormawah, Head, Technical Cooperation Implementation Coordination Section, represented IMO at the Ghana Maritime Authority’s three-day sub-regional seminar on ship routeing and safety in navigation, Accra (7-10 April), for participants drawn from eight countries in West and Central Africa.

EMI The countries of Europe, through their NM(H)Ss, have developed a cooperation model to develop and implement a comprehensive infrastructure to enable the NM(H)Ss to carry out their duties. This infrastructure is referred to as the European Meteorological Infrastructure or EMI. The EMI combines the national assets of the NM(H)Ss (through EUMETNET) and the shared networked capabilities of two intergovernmental organisations: ECMWF and EUMETSAT. This forms a consistent European information system which enables each NM(H)S to deliver information services to decision makers, customers and users. Within EUMETNET we define the EMI in the following way:

Digital Cities need Open Data, Linked Data and Digital Graffiti : datalysator When talking about the foundation necessary to build smarter, digital cities, the focus is often on ubiquitous broadband, wireless access or sensors – in other words hardware. However, another important ingredient is data, ideally of the open flavour. In other words, open data is one of the key enablers for better services, improved opportunities for citizen participation and new business models (have a look at lokaler for a startup making use of open data). In this discussion, open data is often named synonymously with open government data, i.e., public sector data from local, national or even international government bodies. However, public sector data is not all there is – open data can also include data from businesses (opening hours, details of product and service offers, locations, etc.), from non-governmental organisations, or even from individual citizens.

ESSIP We make plans and write reports for the European air traffic management community, so helping them to plan and then take corrective action. The Single European Sky needs concrete implementation plans for Europe as a whole and these have to be based on the European ATM Master Plan. Our Yearly Deliverables are clearly linked with the European ATM Master Plan. Once a European plan has been agreed to, local and regional plans have to be drawn up. NATO phonetic alphabet The NATO phonetic alphabet, more accurately known as the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet and also called the ICAO phonetic or ICAO spelling alphabet, as well as the ITU phonetic alphabet, is the most widely used spelling alphabet. Although often called "phonetic alphabets", spelling alphabets are unassociated with such phonetic transcription systems as the International Phonetic Alphabet; instead, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) alphabet so assigned code words acrophonically to the letters of the English alphabet that critical combinations of letters and numbers can be pronounced and understood despite language barriers or transmission static. International adoption[edit]

The Future Digital City Posted by Nicos Komninos at 1 May 2009 in Digital Cities / Cyber Cities Futur en Seine is a pioneering Cultural, Technological and Social Event organized by Cap Digital, the Parisian Business Cluster for Digital Content and Services, from 29th May to 7th June in the city of Paris and surrounding region. Invited leading Parisian companies and research labs present their innovative prototypes, digital technologies and demos in prestigious sites throughout Paris during the Festival. Some prototypes of digital services related to cities and experiences of citizens are presented, including: Futur en Seine will address many of the critical issues regarding the digital future of the city: mobility, urban interaction and social networking, urban architectural design, digital solutions for sustainable development, digital business solutions, open source software, digital publishing, tele-presence, new digital applications for tourism, digital art and graphics etc. Source: Futur en Seine- Program

IFTF 20 Combinatorial Forecasts Posted by Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos at 18 July 2014 in Strategic Intelligence - Foresight Institute’s for the Future (IFTF) Technology Horizons program presented its new 2014 map, 20 Combinatorial Forecasts, which explores the future of technology at the intersections of different fields. This map is designed to help you anticipate the future of combinatorial innovations emerging at the intersection of distinct territories. Use this map to visualize the whole range of innovations and see the bigger picture—a more interconnected technology landscape. The map presents 20 new innovative combinatorial forecasts someone can use to navigate the future as it unfolds.

Angle of Attack Awareness and Angle of Attack Management [Ch. 2 of See How It Flies] If you want to go up, pull back on the yoke. If you want to go down, pull back a little more. If you want to go down real fast and spin around and around and around, just keep pulling back. — Aviation proverb. The Future of Sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ [INFOGRAPHIC] Users of social networks are getting tired of sharing — but that doesn't mean sharing is on the decline. A new study analyzes sharing behaviors on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and makes predictions for the future of sharing. Digital agency Beyond released the study for Social Media Week, along with the below infographic. Beyond makes six predictions about where sharing is headed based on the responses of 2,000 social media users in the U.S. and UK, between ages 16 and 40, who are active on either Twitter, Facebook or Google+.

CAeM This web site is provided and maintained by the Commission for Aeronautical Met Expert Team on Education and Training (CAeM ET/ET), a voluntary group convened under the auspices of the Aeronautical Meteorology Programme (AeMP) of the World Meteorological Organization. The CAeM ET/ET comprises aeronautical meteorology experts from around the world as nominated by individual WMO member states and then endorsed during CAeM XIV in Hong Kong in February 2010. The aim of this resource is to provide the best available aeronautical meteorology training and guidance material sourced from around the world. The web site's content covers both operational and non-operational aspects of aeronautical meteorology although the site's primary focus is the specialist needs of the aeronautical forecaster. All the material on the site is reviewed by the ET/ET.

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An Overview of the Major Google Algorithm Updates of 2014 Inbound marketers are constantly on alert for changes in Google's ever-evolving algorithm ... but that doesn't mean we don't miss one every now and then. The combination of frequent algorithm updates and a busy workload means that sometimes a critical update gets lost in the sauce. To make sure you're fully up to date on the latest major changes in SEO, we've compiled a full list of the most important Google algorithm updates from 2014. This year, we saw changes from pirates and penguins and pandas and pigeons; the removal of authorship, and other notable updates.

The International Civil Aviation Organisation is charged with developing the principles and techniques of international air navigation, and fostering the planning and development of international air transport to ensure the safe and orderly growth of international civil aviation throughout the world. by jerry_jenkins Dec 13