Associate Justice-designate, Sinoe County Senator Cllr. Joseph Nagbe–All ‘crucial bills’ to be voted and debated on next weekTo the consternation of many Senators, Pro-Tempore Albert T. Chie on Tuesday, August 14, declared that confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice-designate, Senator Joseph Nagbe, a lawyer by profession, will be conducted by the entire Senate on tomorrow, August 17, after converting itself into a committee of the whole.The motion was proffered by Bomi County Senator Morris Saytumah, a member of the Judiciary Committee. He had just returned from holding discussion with the Senate Pro-tempore Chie.The communication submitted by President George Weah nominating Sen. Nagbe was earlier read by Senate’s Secretary, J. Nanborlor F. Singbeh.The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Claims, Petitions and Human Rights, Grand Cape Mount Senator Varney Sherman, along with few other Senators, argued that the confirmation hearing like all such proceedings, should be handled by the relevant committee, in this case the Judiciary.“I will not attend that hearing, the Judiciary Committee should conduct the hearing while Sen. Nagbe, as co-chair, recuses himself,” Sen. Sherman in a more surprised, and angry mood declared.The nominee was present in Chamber while the heated argument ensued, and at one instance, he was seen in deep conversation with his chairman, who still posed an uncompromising look.Amid the continuing argument and in an apparent reaction to Sen. Sherman’s earlier statement of not attending the confirmation hearing, Pro-Tempore Chie announced that the confirmation will be done in public, and will start at 12:00 noon, to be under the gavel of the presiding officer.Meanwhile, actions on some of the so-called ‘crucial bills’, as were promised three weeks ago, failed to take place again on Tuesday; rather, for instance, the Judiciary committee, through Sen. Sherman, informed the Senate plenary that work on the Alien, and Nationality Law has been completed, and that final report would be presented to plenary on next Thursday for voting process.The chair on the committee on Lands, Mines, Energy and Environment, Senator George Tengbeh of Lofa County, assured plenary that sufficient consultations have been held with stakeholders, and that his committee is now ready for Senate’s final action next week. Senator Conmany B. Wesseh, in the absence of his chairman, the committee on Internal Affairs, Good Governance and Reconciliation, Senator G. Gbleh-bor Brown, verbally informed plenary, that the controversial Local Government Bill is finally ready for passage next week.Presidents’ Day A Bill calling for the repealing of the Acts creating Liberia’s first President Joseph Jenkins Roberts and William V. S. Tubman birthdays, and to create in lieu thereof, an Act establishing Presidents Day, was on Tuesday read before plenary.The bill, sponsored by River Cess County Senator Francis Saturday Paye, in the communication is requesting that, instead of limiting honor and recognition to only two former presidents, there were other presidents, who during their tenure contributed immensely to the growth and development of the country and, as such, a single day set aside to remember of them will not be too much to give.The bill, if passed and enacted into law, will recognize the third Friday in November as Presidents’ Day, and will be observed as National Holiday.The Presidents’ Day Bill was first submitted to the Senate by Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, during the 53rd Legislature but, like many potentially important bills, has been gathering dust in committee room.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa quietly approved a living-wage law for hotels near LAX this week, setting the stage for the opening salvo today in what could be a costly legal battle with opponents. Business leaders plan to file suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, asking that the latest version of the measure be disallowed because it virtually mirrors a previous measure that would have been subject to a public vote. Aides said Villaraigosa signed the latest version of the proposal into law Monday as part of routine business. But the low-key move surprised opponents, who have been preparing their legal challenge for weeks. Opponents argue that the city rescinded an earlier living-wage measure – which they had qualified for a public vote – to avoid an election and that the new measure is not substantially different. “This is contrary to the recognized common law waiting period before a similar ordinance may be re-enacted following a successful referendum petition,” the suit says. Under the living-wage proposal, the city is requiring hotels adjacent to LAX to phase in a wage scale of $9.39 an hour with health benefits or $10.64 without benefits. In exchange, the City Council said, it will create an Airport Hospitality Overlay Zone for which $1 million in streetscape improvements will be made as well as $50,000 spent on a marketing campaign. Future studies would look at other ways to market the area, including construction of a conference center. Supporters of the living wage say there are more than a dozen changes from the original measure, which focused only on pay for the hotels’ 3,500 workers. firstname.lastname@example.org (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The top two in the First Division will battle it out at Fahy’s Field on Friday night with the winner poised to be top of the pile at the end of the game (kick-off 7.45pm).Finn Harps boss Peter Hutton has watched his side come through all tests so far this season unbeaten, with the only dropped points coming in the opening day draw with Waterford United at the RSC – a venue where Friday night’s opponents won 4-0 last weekend.Hutton knows that Mervue will be difficult opponents on Friday. “Mervue are a good team and possess quality players particularly in captain Tom King and Jason Molloy,” said Hutton. “They have brought in some good additions like Gary Curran (formerly of Harps) but also lads such as Paul Sinnott, Joe Woods and Brendan Lavelle, who has helped fill the void left by Pat Hoban whilst young 16 year old Ryan Manning’s transition to senior level has left many putting him in the same bracket as Waterford’s now departed Seanie Maguire. So they will definitely provide a stiff test but it’s again one we are really looking forward to it will be a real test to our mentality also.”Harps continued their fine start to the season last Saturday night when they ended Longford’s 100% start to the league campaign. Hutton certainly knows the value of the result for his side.“Well it certainly wasn’t one for the footballing purist but it was a good three points against a good Longford team,” he said. “We were up against a stiff breeze in first half and struggled with the elements but Kevin (McHugh) took his goal really well and demonstrated what a top class finisher he is.“Second half was again very much like the first – a battle. We created some good chances with Sean McCarron creating an excellent chance for himself but unfortunately lacked a little composure when shooting. Then soon after a superb cross from Marc Brolly should have been capitalised upon but unfortunately we failed to extend our lead.” Hutton was also happy with how his team defended, and was delighted to keep a first clean sheet of the season. “The team as a whole defended extremely well as a unit against a strong and imposing Longford team and withstood their predicted set pieces fairly well,” he said. “I was delighted to keep a clean sheet. Ultimately clean sheets are the bedrock to a successful season. I think we defended resolutely although at times fortunate, but overall the back five did their jobs and held out against a team that had scored nine goals in their previous three games so it was important we gave nothing away cheaply.”The Harps boss was full of praise for striker Kevin McHugh, who scored his third goal in two games. The front two of McHugh and Sean McCarron have now scored all six league goals for the club this season.“Kevin took his goal extremely well and his hold up play was again an example to any young aspiring centre forward. Kevin has got himself in great physical condition and is leading by example in terms of what is required to play successfully at this level so his presence both on and off the field will undoubtedly help influence the younger players in a positive manner.”Friday’s game will be Harps’ ninth against Mervue United since the Galway side were admitted into the League of Ireland in 2009 and their record at Fahy’s Field is poor to say the least. In eight previous games there, Harps have won only twice – the last victory coming in August 2010 – while last season’s 1-1 draw at the venue was the first time in five games that Harps came home with something from the games.Tommy McBride is available for selection again having served a two match ban. Marc Brolly is a slight doubt as he attempts to shake off a flu bug. Ciaran Coll remains out. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TEAM NEWSSuspended: NoneDoubtful: Marc Brolly (flu). Injured: Ciaran Coll (cartilage tear).Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: L-L-W-D-W-W (10 pts)Mervue United: D-W-D-D-W-W (12 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six away games against Mervue United07-Aug-10 – Finn Harps 3-1 Mervue United (First Division)28-Mar-11 – Finn Harps 0-1 Mervue United (League Cup)13-May-11 – Finn Harps 1-2 Mervue United (First Division)29-Oct-11 – Finn Harps 0-1 Mervue United (First Division)27-Apr-12 – Finn Harps 0-3 Mervue United (First Division)31-Aug-12 – Finn Harps 1-1 Mervue United (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2013Sean McCarron – 3Kevin McHugh – 3Thomas McBride – 1 (in League Cup)Matt Harkin – 1 (in League Cup)James Doherty – 1 (in League Cup)Marc Brolly – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2013 (Harps goalscorers in brackets)23-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 1-0 Longford Town (McHugh)15-Mar-2013 – AL – Finn Harps 4-1 Cobh Ramblers (McCarron 2, McHugh 2)08-Mar-2013 – AL – Waterford United 1-1 Finn Harps (McCarron)03-Mar-2013 – LC – Mayo League 1-4 Finn Harps (Harkin, Doherty, Brolly, McBride)HARPS FACE TOUGHEST TEST TO DATE AGAINST MERVUE was last modified: March 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:finn harpsMERVUE UTD
1 IN DEMAND Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Leeds are in talks to sign Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford, according to reports.Sky Sports understand that the two clubs are discussing a potential £7million deal. Latest Transfer News Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father LIVING THE DREAM three-way race Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Middlesbrough striker Patrick Bamford could be on the move again. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED LATEST RANKED Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing targets moving on Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The former Chelsea academy star joined Boro on a permanent deal in January 2017 after winning Championship Player of the Season while on loan with the club in 2015.Bamford scored 13 goals in 44 appearances for Middlesbrough last term as the club reached the Championship play-offs.He spent five years at Chelsea between 2012 and 2017 after graduating from their academy, but never made a single Premier League appearance for the Blues. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? TOP WORK targets
Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury England produced one of their greatest performances in many a year with a stunning 3-2 win over Spain in Seville.They got off to a phenomenal start when Raheem Sterling scored two goals in the opening 45 minutes having only scored twice in his previous 45 international appearances.Meanwhile Marcus Rashford swept the ball home to put them 3-0 up at half-time. 6 England were fortunate not to have a penalty given against them on 63 minutes Clinical, bold and a joy to behold, talk of relegation from the Nations League’s top tier was replaced by hope of perhaps even making the finals after a win that for a while had shades of the 2001 win in Germany about it.Paco Alcacer netted shortly after his second-half introduction to ratchet up the pressure, and although Sergio Ramos scored with the last act of the game Southgate’s young side passed this test of resilience.England’s maiden Nations League win will not be forgotten in a hurry, with Spain conceding three goals in a competitive home match for the first time ever as the Three Lions were rewarded for their first-half display of bravery and skill in Seville.Sterling ended a superb team move – and his 1,102-day wait for an international goal – in the 16th minute, with Rashford then getting in on the act having missed two glaring opportunities in Friday’s goalless Group A4 draw in Croatia. Rashford fluffed his lines against Croatia but showed Spain no mercy in front of goal when he got his chance Rodrigo read his turn in his own box and robbed the goalkeeper of possession, yet he somehow got back to get in a tackle to deny the Spain striker.Tempers frayed as referee Szymon Marciniak ignored boisterous penalty appeals – although that was not a given as the Polish official performed poorly on the whole.Pickford’s goal was under siege as England reverted to a back-five, with Alvaro Morata unable to turn home as Southgate brought Nathaniel Chalobah on for his debut.Alcacer headed over and the bar was rattled again before Ramos scored – the final action of an amazing night. An excellent, albeit inadvertent, save from Pickford denied Marcos Alonso, with Marco Asensio also stopped by a goalkeeper capable of starting attacks from the back.Pickford produced a pass under pressure that Spain’s midfield maestros would be proud of to find Kane in the 16th minute.The England captain spread the ball wide to Rashford, who sent a lovely ball into Sterling. The forward raced in and lashed across helpless David De Gea, pointing to his ear after scoring his first goal since October 2015. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions REVEALED Sterling made no mistake in front of goal Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade MONEY 6 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 6 REVEALED Southgate’s men kept their foot down and grabbed a third as Ross Barkley’s superb ball was directed across by Harry Kane for Sterling to score on a night that got jittery once Alcacer reduced the deficit in the 57th minute.Jordan Pickford – key in England’s opening two goals – nearly played himself into trouble and there were some other nervy moments, with Ramos heading home at the end of a match that saw Southgate’s men display strength and a streetwise edge that belied their inexperience.It was an amazing end to a day that had started with the Football Association condemning the visiting fans that had run amok overnight in Seville – behaviour that perhaps led to the home fans whistling “God Save The Queen”.Spain started the brighter here and put England’s new-look four-man defence under intense early pressure. 6 6 Spain had no answers for England in the first-half Sterling was ruthless in front of goal no dice huge blow 6 BEST OF RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football News Spain’s attempts to level were quickly punished as Pickford’s quick-fire ball out was controlled by Kane. His brilliant ball found Rashford and the forward fired past Manchester United team-mate De Gea.Sterling was nearly through again as England pushed for a third first-half goal that arrived to the astonishment of those in attendance. Barkley’s superb clipped pass put Kane in behind to direct over for Sterling to slide home the third.England make history during Nations League match against SpainHalf-time whistles nearly drowned out chants of “easy, easy” – and, unsurprisingly, the second half was anything but. ADVICE Saul Niguez rifled over before Asensio’s turn and strike was taken into the side-netting by Joe Gomez.Sterling went down under a challenge from Wolves’ Jonny Otto at the other end, before Pickford denied Saul.Spain’s mounting pressure told in the 57th minute as a needless corner was turned home by substitute Alcacer, thanks in no small part to poor defending.An amazing din welcomed a goal that increased the pressure on this young England side, with Pickford nearly embarrassed in the 63rd minute. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move A job well done by the Three Lions
TEN Donegal angling organisations are to share in a €336,442 windfall from the Government, Minister Joe McHugh has announced.The angling development and conservation initiatives in Donegal are part of the National Strategy for Angling Development and Salmon Conservation initiative.The 2017 Funding Call was first announced in August 2017 with local groups and individuals including local development associations, tidy towns, angling clubs, local authorities and others invited to apply for funding. Said Minister McHugh: “Groups across the county are being recognised for the work they have done and are being funded for their ongoing work.“They include angling organisations in Creeslough, Gweebarra, Buncrana, the Rosses, Lough, Crolly, Ray, Loughanure, Culdfaff and Dunfanaghy.“All the projects are aimed at ensuring that Donegal’s fish stocks and angling infrastructure are protected and enhanced with a view to ensuring a sustainable habitat and delivering the economic, health and recreational benefits they offer to communities here in the county.“I want to congratulate Minister Sean Kyne who was able to quadruple the national budget for this from €500,000 last year to more than €2M nationally this year.” Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh said: “This is great news for local angling clubs today. These voluntary organisations do a huge amount of work on the conservation and enhancement of our waterways which benefits both the communities and tourism for Donegal.”LIST OF RECIPIENTS BELOW AND AMOUNTS BELOW.National Strategy for Angling Development FundBuncrana Anglers Association Feasibility study for habitat enhancement and angling acess on the Crana RiverDonegal2000National Strategy for Angling Development Fund Rosses Anglers AssociationTully Boatshed – for angling boat repair and storageDonegal21492.36National Strategy for Angling Development FundGweebarra Fishing ClubSalmon Fishing Enhancement projectDonegal4000National Strategy for Angling Development FundDunfanaghy Angling AssociationReplacement Lake Boats to improve angling accessDonegal6574.6National Strategy for Angling Development FundThe Letterkenny & District Anglers AssociationAngling boats to improve access to angling.Donegal5684.16National Strategy for Angling Development FundLoughanure AnglersWheel Chair/Less Abled Lake AccessDonegal11269.17National Strategy for Angling Development FundCuldaff Sea Angling ClubJunior Sea Angling Taster SessionsDonegal4275National Strategy for Angling Development FundCreeslough & District Angling AssociationDevelopment Plan 2014-18 for Angling, Tourism and Conservation on the Creeslough Fisheries, Co. Donegal.Donegal223750National Strategy for Angling Development FundInland Fisheries IrelandRay River habitate Rehabilitation ProjectDonegal27000National Strategy for Angling Development FundCreeslough & District Angling AssociationMarketing & Promotion of Game & Sea Angling in Donegal by the Donegal Angling Tourism Alliance (DATA)Donegal24638Salmon Conservation FundCrolly Angling AssociationCrolly River Habitat Restoration and ImprovementDonegal5760Minister McHugh announces €336,000 for 10 Donegal angling organisations was last modified: December 11th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:anglingdonegalgrantsMinister Joe McHugh
The news that Buncrana is to get a Digital Innovation Hub has been widely welcomed by local officials today, who have expressed their delight at the future benefits it will bring to the locality.Cllr. Gerry McMonagle, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, welcomed the confirmation that the new Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub has been successful in its application for funding under Stream 2 of Enterprise Ireland’s Regional Development Enterprise Fund. Stream 2 sees projects being awarded grants of €250k up to €2m.This new Digital Innovation Hub will be located in the former Buncrana Town Council offices and will provide a range of innovation, technology transfer and enterprise support services from LYIT/CoLab, IDA, Enterprise Ireland and the Local Enterprise Office to potential start-ups and to existing small businesses in more traditional sectors to help improve their processes, products, services, marketing and sales. This new hub will support further employment and job creation in Inishowen by increasing the level of digital innovation, education and training. It will also help meet the local demand from small digital enterprises and entrepreneurs for small office and co-working space and the demand from multinational organisations for high quality, attractive e-work space.Speaking following this announcement, Cathaoirleach Cllr. Gerry McMonagle said “this is great news for Donegal and especially for Buncrana and the Inishowen Peninsula. This Digital Innovation Hub will see the former Buncrana Town Council office transformed into an attractive innovation space. It will see the creation of a functioning innovation centre that will deliver a 3 year capacity building programme for enterprise resulting in increased levels of innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation”.The Cathaoirleach also acknowledged the support and assistance provided by LYIT and Co-Lab who were instrumental in the development of this proposal. Co-Lab which is based in Letterkenny on the LYIT campus is providing a stimulating and supportive environment enabling businesses to succeed and it is planned that this successful collaborative model will be mirrored in this new facility in Buncrana.Cllr Jack Murray, Cathaoirleach of the Inishowen Municipal District thanked Enterprise Ireland for funding this initiative and paid tribute to ERNACT for their work in developing the successful business case for this project. “I am delighted to see that funding is being made available by Enterprise Ireland for the Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub and I would like to thank the management and staff in ERNACT who have worked closely with Donegal County Council and other key partners in developing this application for funding. This was a substantial application and a lot of work has gone in to making a strong business case for this development”.Head of Information Systems in Donegal County Council Brian Boyle says that “this initiative will complement the existing plans for the roll-out of broadband, and is one of the key actions of the Donegal Digital Action Plan which has identified Innovation Hubs as key drivers of Digital Innovation”.He added “Donegal County Council has been working closely with a number of partner organisations in the public and private sector over the last number of years to deliver on a range of actions set out in the Donegal Digital Action Plan which aims to create additional start-ups in the tech sector in Donegal, encourage existing businesses to use digital processes, improve the county’s innovation potential by launching new research initiatives with the 3rd level sector and improve the digital skills of workers through delivery of new training courses”.This new Inishowen Digital Innovation Hub will be co-funded by Donegal County Council and will be delivered using a partnership approach between Donegal County Council, Enterprise Ireland, LYIT/Co-Lab and ERNACT.Council welcomes future jobs boost from Digital Innovation Hub was last modified: December 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Digital Innovation Hub
5 June 2013 South African epidemiologist Salim Abdool Karim has been appointed chair of the newly established UNAids Scientific Expert Panel, which will advise on scientific discoveries and strategic needs in Aids research. Karim has conducted research on HIV epidemiology, pathogenesis, prevention and treatment over the past 25 years and holds academic appointments at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban and at Columbia University in New York. He is also director of the Centre for the Aids Programme of Research in South Africa, as well as the interim president of the South African Medical Research Council. “In the 30 years since HIV was identified, the progress made by science has been extraordinary and its benefits have been felt far beyond those directly affected by HIV,” UNAids executive director Michel Sidibe said at a UNAids Scientific Symposium in Durban on Monday. “To reach the end of the Aids epidemic, we need to continue to embrace science and innovation and I am delighted that Professor Karim has agreed to take on the leadership of our new UNAids scientific panel.” The panel’s functions will include convening international scientific consultations to facilitate knowledge sharing and advising UNAids on how it can adjust its policies to best shape global Aids response. The symposium hosted in Durban was the first of these consultations and was held under the theme “Scientific advances from the ‘Mississippi baby’: Implications for public health programmes on mother to child transmission of HIV”. Experts discussed ways to improve early diagnosis of HIV in new-born children and implications of starting them on antiretroviral therapy early, and the insight gained will be passed on from the panel to UNAids to aid future solutions. “Science has the power to illuminate the future path to defeating Aids,” Karim said. “I am humbled by this appointment and look forward to this new challenge.” Part of the challenge will also involve analysing the relevance of new research and findings and how these can be rapidly implemented to prevent new infections and improve the lives of people living with HIV. SAinfo reporter
In an earlier Formtek blog I described and compared BPEL and BPMN 2.0 technologies and discussed how both are important to BPM. BPEL is a language that describes the flow and coordination of interactions between published business component interfaces. BPMN is a notational language that can graphically describe business processes. In the current spirit of all-things 2.0, Ismael Ghalimi even suggests that the next generation of BPM is a combination of these two: BPMN + BPEL = BPM 2.0.Now, after three years of redesign, from September 10th through November 9th, an updated WS-BPEL 2.0 specification is out and available for public review and comment. John Evedon, co-chair of the OASIS specification group and architect at Microsoft, has a list of relevent links related to the new WS-BPEL 2.0 spec.What’s new with WS-BPEL 2.0? Quite a lot. BPEL 1.1 had a lot of unfilled holes that vendors filled in ways that best matched their own product architectures. The result was that BPEL 1.1 did not live up to the goal of avoiding vendor lock-in — vendors did not implement the specification consistently.Because of that, moving up to BPEL 2.0, a lot of syntactic and semantic changes were made to the specification so that it is not backwards compatible. The unpleasant side effect of these mid-course corrections are that upgrading from 1.1 to 2.0 versions of BPEL will not be without pain.It’s unlikely though that the incompatibility problems of the version 2.0 release will stop the momentum behind BPEL. The upside is that long-term the changes should realize the originally envisioned inter-operability of BPEL engines.Microsoft, BEA, Oracle and IBM have been involved with the BPEL specification as editors and have shown strong support of BPEL with their products. Of interest is IBM’s recent purchase of FileNet because it further reinforces their investment in BPEL. FileNet was also an active participant in the BPEL spec and used BPEL for the support of their workflow processing.Many people think that BPEL will power the infrastructure of SOA by allowing business processes to be composed from Web Service interactions. BPEL, Web Services and SOA will enable BPM. If done right, SOA-based BPM could lead to significant ROI.One missing piece of the puzzle, even with the BPEL 2.0 specification, is how human interaction can be drawn into a BPEL-automated business process. But BPEL 2.0 is clearly a step forward.
An Indian-origin student who hanged herself on the grounds of her school in London two years ago died as a consequence of a depressive illness, an inquest into her death concluded this week.Elena Mondal was found unresponsive by her teachers in a wooded area at Hampstead’s exclusive girls’ school Henrietta Barnett in north London in June 2017.Read it at News18 Related Items