Malala Yousafzai – A Symbol Of Courage


 Malala Yousafzai – A symbol of courage

According to Jimi Hendrix, “When the power of LOVE overcomes the love of POWER, the world will know PEACE.” – such humble words underpinning a compelling, hopeful message. Words, no matter how simple, can speak volumes. Words can inspire. Words can be the catalyst for change.

This brings me to the story of Malala Yousafzai, a 14 year old Pakistani girl, described as a peace activist, who was shot in the head by Taliban extremists, merely for fighting for what should be every child’s right – to be educated.

Since 2007, Malala’s hometown of Swat has been infiltrated by the Taliban regime, which has set about imposing their will on residents through the use of fear and intimidation1. Under Taliban rule, “men have been forced to grow beards, opponents of their beliefs are beheaded and women are prevented from going to…

View original post 742 more words

February 1943 (1)

Pacific Paratrooper

Tulagi PT base Tulagi PT base

PT Report:

1/2 February – This was the last fight between the Tokyo Express and the PT’s at Guadalcanal and it was the most violent.  Three boats were sunk – the 37, 111 and 123, with a total of 6 enlisted men killed, 3 officers killed, 6 enlisted missing and 6 others wounded.  Five PTs fired 19 torpedoes, claiming 2 destroyers sunk and 2 damaged.

The Makigumo was either damaged by the PTs or by one of the 300 mines laid that day.  Two more Japanese evacuation trips were made on 4/5 and 7/8, but the boats did not attempt to intercept.  During this time, Japanese Gen. Hyakutake and his remaining troops were ferried off Guadalcanal 6 months after the US troops arrived on the island.

IJN Makigumo IJN Makigumo

In the Bismark Sea, the 5th Air Force spotted a convoy and performed the first “skip-bombing” technique.  Mitchell bombers…

View original post 518 more words

Outsourcing EDI Is The Way To Go Says Expert

According to James H. Davis, director of sales of Amosoft, an EDI provider, a vast majority of “all commerce is done through EDI.” Because of its unparalleled importance to the success of supply chain communications, it is imperative for trading partners to speak the same shipping language or hire an outside resource to communicate for them.

“In the traditional supply chain configuration, technology is the predominant communication tool incorporating retailers, suppliers, distributors and manufacturers,” says Davis.

Because most companies aren’t adept at translating the complicated language of the supply chain known as EDI, outsourcing those efforts is the most economical way of doing business, says Davis. “Computers can’t read EDI. They require a translator or an intermediary piece of software so the computer can understand the data,” he says.

Outsourcing such a need is less expensive than performing the service in-house, primarily because EDI has become so “specialized and complex,” says Davis.

Other benefits of outsourcing EDI
There are several benefits of hiring an outside firm to translate the complex languages of the supply chain for your company.

Those plusses, says Davis, include:
• The assurance your company will comply with all EDI standards, both domestic and international
• The ability to merge newer technologies (like web services) with traditional EDI
• The ability to seamlessly link all elements in the supply chain
• The money saved by not having to buy, support and maintain translators and the technology to support those efforts