Olympia Council Seeks Members For Advisory Committees

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City Of OlympiaPositions Open on Four Citizen-Member Advisory CommitteesThe Olympia City Council is accepting applications for vacancies on four citizen-member, volunteer advisory committees.  The groups usually meet in the evening.Arts Commission – 1 positionDesign Review Board – 1 position for a person with a Heritage or Historical Architecture backgroundHeritage Commission – 2 vacanciesUtility Advisory Committee – 1 vacancyThe application form is posted on the City’s website, olympiawa.gov, as is information about each committee.  To be considered, submit your completed application by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7.  Interviews with the City Council’s 3-person General Government Committee are tentatively scheduled for the evening of Wednesday, August 14.Questions?  Contact Cathie Butler, Communications Manager, 360.753.8361, cbutler@ci.olympia.wa.us.last_img read more

Weekly Poll: Is Your Cloud Deployment Taking Advantage of What the Cloud Offers?

first_imgalex williams Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing We talk about the cloud all the time so it’s easy to overlook what the differences are between traditional servers and a cloud infrastructure.In a guest post this week, Joe Master Emison makes the distinction but says that many companies are doing it wrong. They are not adapting their cloud infrastructure to a cloud environment.Emison writes:More and more companies are moving from traditional servers to virtual servers in the cloud, and many new service-based deployments are starting in the cloud. However, despite the overwhelming popularity of the cloud here, deployments in the cloud look a lot like deployments on traditional servers. Companies are not changing their systems architecture to take advantage of some of the unique aspects of being in the cloud.What does your cloud infrastructure look like?center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

National Magazine Ad Spending Up 76 Percent Regional BtoB Down

first_imgLocal Magazines-1.7 Advertising for national newspapers took the hardest hit, slipping 7.7 percent in 2007. Late last week, the Newspaper Association of America released its year-end numbers showing advertising revenue down 9.4 percent, the worst drop in more than 50 years. Local Sunday Supplements-4.9 Network Radio-3.9 Ad Spending 2007 vs. 2006%CHNG Outdoor7.2 National Magazines7.6 National Newspaper-7.7 Spanish-Language TV1.5 Internet18.9 B-to-B Magazines-4center_img Spot Radio-2 National Sunday Supplements4.9 Network TV-1.5 National Cable TV2.2 U.S. advertising spending increased 7.6 percent for national magazines in 2007, according to the latest figures from the Nielsen Company’s Monitor-Plus. Marketers’ spending on b-to-b magazines, however, fell 4 percent, while “local” titles saw a 1.7 percent drop.Overall advertising spending increased 0.6 percent. Internet advertising, not surprisingly, led all other media categories with an 18.9 percent increase. National magazines saw the second highest gain, with outdoor advertising following close behind with a 7.2 percent increase.Spending on network television, hit hard by the Writers Guild strike last fall, dipped 1.5 percent when compared to 2006. Local Newspaper-7.5 Spot TV Markets 1-100-5.1 Spot TV Markets 101-210-2.6 SOURCE: Nielsen Monitor-Pluslast_img read more

Morocco bans burqa Reports

first_imgMap of MoroccoMorocco has banned the production and sale of burqa full-face Muslim veils, apparently for security reasons, media reports said Tuesday.While there was no official announcement by authorities in the North African nation, the reports said the interior ministry order would take effect this week.“We have taken the step of completely banning the import, manufacture and marketing of this garment in all the cities and towns of the kingdom,” the Le360 news site quoted a high-ranking interior ministry official as saying.It said the measure appeared to be motivated by security concerns, “since bandits have repeatedly used this garment to perpetrate their crimes.”Most women in Morocco, whose King Mohammed VI favours a moderate version of Islam, prefer the hijab headscarf that does not cover the face.The niqab, which leaves the area around the eyes uncovered, is also worn in Salafist circles and in more conservative regions in the north, from where thousands of jihadists have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq.In some commercial districts of Casablanca, the country’s economic capital, interior ministry officials on Monday conducted “awareness-raising campaigns with traders to inform them of this new decision,” the Media 24 website said.In Taroudant in southern Morocco, authorities ordered traders to stop making and selling burqas and to liquidate their stock within 48 hours, the reports said.Retailers in the northern town of Ouislane were said to have received similar instructions.It was unclear if Morocco plans to follow in the footsteps of some European countries such as France and Belgium where it is illegal to wear full veils in public.The reports were met with a muted response in the absence of official confirmation, though Salafists expressed concern that the measure could be expanded to include the niqab.“Is Morocco moving towards banning the niqab that Muslim women have worn for five centuries?” Salafist sheikh Hassan Kettani wrote on Facebook.“If true it would be a disaster,” he added.last_img read more