North Koreans Bet Lives in the Markets

first_img Facebook Twitter There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News [imText1]Recently in North Korea, the number of street stalls (tents on the streets to sell foods and daily goods) have visibly increased. The street stalls are good indications of the economic situation in North Korea by eyesight. When the economy is better the number of the stalls decrease, when the economy is bad, they increase. In other words, the economy in the last years seriously worsened. Park Soon Ja, who recently defected from North Korea said, “the current food situation is the most difficult one. Everyone clamors that if they do not go though this year’s “ridge of barley” (severe food shortage), they will starve to death. Those who still work at the government workpalces were given food for five days in January, and the officials told them they must obtain their own food.” “In reports and workplaces (they) urge everyday that we should become victorious phoenix (or an immortal bird) as we have strived through “the march of tribulation,” but every household is having a hard time as the ridge of barley started. There are a lot of people who leave their houses empty in search for edible plants not yet sprouted on the fields or oysters.” For this reason Park set up a street stall once but all her goods were confiscated by the National Security Department and when she could not find any other way to obtain food, so she defected to China. Double Hardships by Daily Tax of 30% and Confiscation by the Security Department OfficersWe can have a glimpse of the current North Korean economic situation through the background and reasons for Park’s setting up a stall and defection. The street stalls emerged in mid 1990s. As the planned economy ceased to function and the people dying of starvation increased, the result was a chaos in social order. The street stalls first emerged in the border cities and since they became successful profit-making individual businesses, the market spontaneously generated itself and expanded. Meanwhile, the state owned stores, there were no goods to sell and empty shelves were covered with dirt. People would look for the things they need in the marketplaces. However, because the opening hours were controlled by the state, it was inconvenient for the people. For this reason, the stalls like the 24/7 stores in South Korea increased. Those who started the stall business made 1000won as daily profit while those who still worked for the state companied earned 100won a month. Then everyone set up their own stalls. In order to set up a stall you need permission from the Inner City Business Management Department of the Municipal People’s Committee. First you have to submit application in the department office, and pay tax. Tax is 30% of daily profit.However, it is not easy to obtain such permission. The permission is granted by the Director of the Business Department of the Municipal People’s Committee, which he does not grant easily. Park waited for permission for two months, but when she did not hear anything from the department, she bribed with Chinese cigarettes and two bottles of Chinese hard liquor (Kaoliang Liquor). Through this process, she was able to set up a stall on a lot of a 6.6 square meters (it cannot exceed 6.6 square meters). Park borrowed money with 5% interest rate to buy goods from a Chinese descendant in North Korea to start her business. She worked at her stall an entire day and earned 10,000won. When the day was dark, the market patrol came out and collected 30% of their profit as tax. If one does not pay tax, the patrols destroy his stall the next day. The best sold goods are Chinese goods, but liquor, cigarettes, and capitalism goods (such as video tapes) are prohibited to be sold by the state. The Evil Cycle of the Chain of PreyThe biggest problem for running a business is the security department officials and the patrols. Since they have a hard time living on their wage, they use the power called “right to control” in order to live off of the stall sellers. This is a chain of prey. The stall sellers have little left after they pay daily tax, interests, and give what the security officials demand. However, since there is no other way to survive, they try to hold on to the stalls. Park was able to manage her business for a month. One day a person whom she acquainted with in China visited her and asked her if she would buy some goods from him. Most of the goods were liquor, cigarettes and clothes from China. Although they are prohibited goods, they make much profits. She paid him and was able to receive the goods. Then a crowed of people were chased so she looked out and someone told her that officials from the Security Department came for surveillance. The officials came to her stall even before she hid the prohibited goods. An official from the Economic Surveillance Department of the District Security Department was commanding the patrols. As soon as he said, “Take away all these,” two of the patrols opened the sack they prepared and confiscated all Park’s goods. Although Park pleaded saying, “If you take all these I will be loaded with loans,” but they moved to another stall and said, “Come to the Security Department tomorrow.” Security Officials Protect Chinese Descendents with PaymentThe next day Park visited the department, but the inspection director at the Security Department told her, “The goods confiscated yesterday were sent to the mine workers with the command of the Party as goods supply, so don’t even think about getting them back.” The director is clearly lying. The officials confiscate the goods and they either possess them or sell them secretly to others. The security officials and patrols protect Chinese descendents with payment, while they rip off and confiscate goods of the (North) Koreans who are striving to make a living.North Korean people need to sell prohibited goods to survive in their stalls and those who have little power take full advantage of the power to live off on the people. This evil cycle is pervasive throughout the country in present North Korea. Park’s last means to make a living was her stall. Since she borrowed money and bought goods she cannot pay the money back. She did not know how else to survive. She could no longer make a living in North Korea so she secretly crossed Tuman River with her children. SHARE North Koreans Bet Lives in the Markets Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak Newscenter_img By Daily NK – 2005.04.12 4:23pm AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News last_img read more

Toast with a Taste of Wine Country: WALT Introduces ‘Celebrations &…

first_imgHome Industry News Releases Toast with a Taste of Wine Country: WALT Introduces ‘Celebrations & Wedding’…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessToast with a Taste of Wine Country: WALT Introduces ‘Celebrations & Wedding’ Wine PackagesBy Press Release – January 22, 2016 11 0 Linkedin Twitter AdvertisementWALT has announced a unique Celebrations & Wedding wine program for life’s grandest parties. The wine packages are designed to celebrate with extraordinary wine where brides and event planners can select their own wines of both WALT and HALL current releases as well as order large format, etched bottles to commemorate wedding celebrations. The program is designed to target the niche wedding industry and aim at providing quality wine packages that ultimately elevate private experiences.Package benefits will include tastings at WALT’s Tasting Room in Sonoma and at HALL Napa Valley. The packages include celebration pricing on WALT and HALL wines, a gift of club membership for one year, custom bottle etching, and $1 shipping to the preferred venue location. All of the packages are custom selections so there is flexibility to design a package around dedicated celebrations. The etched bottling concept is also ideal for corporate celebrations and anniversaries which is proving to trend throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. With this offer, clients can etch any size wine bottle (750ml, 1.5L, 3L, 6L) with a company, club logo or monogram options in gold, copper or silver.More at Facebook ReddIt Email Previous articleDouglas and Dairy … a Successful PartnershipNext articleMedals for the Mountains: Santa Cruz Mountains Strikes Gold at 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Competition Press Release TAGSWalt Wines Share Pinterestlast_img read more

Heartbreaks Since 1999: Top 10 Browns Losses Since the Rebirth of the Franchise

first_img Dan Gilles has been a sportswriter in Northeast Ohio for 21 years and been a fan of Cleveland Sports his entire life. He primarily covers high school sports and has also covered collegiate sports, the Lake Erie Crushers and other various pro sports as well. He has written for several newspapers and is currently with The (Elyria) Chronicle-Telegram. Dan is a 1992 graduate of Admiral King High School in Lorain and also has degrees from Lorain County Community College and Cleveland State University. When he’s not writing, he plays the drums for a local metal band, is a Saturday night DJ at a local bar and plays in four fantasy football leagues. You can follow him on Twitter @DanGilles1973. One thing about the Cleveland Browns – since they’ve returned in 1999, they’ve found more inventive and heart-breaking ways to lose games than any other NFL team.Sunday’s last-second 26-23 overtme loss by the Browns to the Denver Broncos was the latest in a long line of “Only In Cleveland” improbable losses.The Browns had multiple chances to win the game, even picking off a Peyton Manning pass in overtime, only to squander the shot to win the game, then allow Manning to march down the field to allow a field goal for the loss to put the team at 2-4 on the year. Andrew Clayman from the site Waiting For Next Year compiled a list of all 42 instances in which the Browns had defeat snatched from the jaws of victory in the final minute since the franchise returned in 1999. Whatever you do, avoid being around sharp objects or listening to songs from The Cure while reading this article because chances are good you may feel suicidal when you are done.What I’ve decided to do is take that list of 41 and whittle it down to the 10 most memorable (or most heartbreaking) of those last-second losses. The more unique the circumstance, the better chance it got on the list. I did not include the Browns’ 36-33 loss in the 2002 playoffs to the Pittsburgh Steelers because I wanted to limit it to regular season games (and, also, because that game is still a sore subject).Because it’s so new, I did not include Sunday’s loss in this list. Instead, and because I feel like torturing myself and you, I found 10 others. Enjoy. Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Related TopicsBottlegateBrownsKelly Holcomb Dan Gilleslast_img read more

Ravens’ playoff picture for Week 15

first_imgPicking up the pieces from a difficult 31-28 overtime loss to the Redskins and the subsequent firing of offensive coordinator Cam Cameron on Monday, the Ravens still have a clear path to the postseason entering Week 15.Baltimore has done everything but mathematically clinch a trip to the postseason for the fifth straight year. Only one Powerball-like scenario exists in which the Ravens would miss the postseason that involves the Ravens losing their last three games, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati both winning in Weeks 15 and 17, and those two playing to a tie in their Week 16 meeting.The Ravens can clinch their second straight AFC North division title with a win over the Denver Broncos or losses by both the Steelers and the Bengals this week. Another extremely unlikely scenario exists in which the Raven could secure the division crown with a tie , a Pittsburgh loss or tie, and a Cincinnati loss or tie.Beating Peyton Manning and the red-hot Broncos won’t be an easy chore, but the Ravens will at least have their ticket for the postseason officially punched by way of a tie with Denver, a Cincinnati loss or tie, or a Pittsburgh loss or tie.The Bengals travel to Philadelphia Thursday night to take on the struggling Eagles, who just secured their first win since the end of September this past week.Trying to rebound from an embarrassing home loss to the San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh will travel to Arlington, Texas to take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.Of course, Baltimore must defeat Denver to maintain any legitimate chance of securing the No. 2 seed in the AFC, because it would give them a potential head-to-head tiebreaker over the Broncos and New England. The Ravens currently trail both teams by one game in the race for the second spot in the conference as we enter Week 15.Below is the entire Week 15 breakdown for the Ravens’ postseason hopes:Baltimore can clinch the AFC North with:1. BAL win OR2. BAL tie + PIT tie or loss + CIN tie or loss OR3. PIT loss and CIN lossBaltimore can clinch a postseason berth with:1. BAL tie OR2. CIN tie or loss OR3. PIT tie or losslast_img read more

Jake Brueggen pitches Marshfield baseball past Tomah

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Jake Brueggen tossed six scoreless innings to lead the Marshfield baseball team to an 8-1 nonconference victory over Tomah on Friday at Jack Hackman Field.Brueggen struck out three and walked one to earn the win for the Tigers (3-3).Marshfield opened up a three-run lead in the second as Jeremy Brost doubled and scored on an error, and Matt Meyer delivered an RBI single.The Tigers scored a run in the fourth and blew the game open with a four-run sixth.Meyer finished with two hits and scored twice for Marshfield.Brueggen, a sophomore left-hander, is now 2-0 and has allowed just one earned run in 12 innings.“He has definitely moved himself up in the pitching rotation,” Marshfield coach Mark Zee said.The Tigers play at Medford on Monday and host Stevens Point on Tuesday. Both games will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and at 4:30 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 8, Timberwolves 1Tomah 000 000 1 – 1 4 1Marshfield 030 104 x – 8 6 3WP: Jake Brueggen. LP: Jordan Albrecht.SO: Albrecht 6, Curron 1; Brueggen (6 inn.) 3, Jack Donahue (1 inn.) 2. BB: Albrecht 4, Curron 0; Brueggen 1, Donahue 0.Top hitters: M, Jeremy Brost 2B, run; Matt Meyer 2×3, 2 runs; Donahue 2B.Records: Tomah 1-6; Marshfield 3-3.last_img read more

South Africa pays less for ARV drugs

first_imgCentral procurement authority To ensure efficiency and cost-effectiveness in procurement, the last meeting of the National Health Council (NHC) of Minister and MECs approved the establishment of a Central Procurement Authority. South Africa’s HIV/Aids treatment programme has been given a shot in the arm, with increased competition and economies of scale enabling the government to procure R4.28-billion worth of antiretroviral drugs at less than half the cost of previous tenders. The decrease in the price of various drugs ranged from 4% to 81%, resulting in a 53% reduction in the cost of the total tender, and translating to a saving of about R4.7-billion – meaning the state could now afford to treat twice as many people as previously budgeted for. “Early this year in my health budget speech I mentioned that the prices that South Africa pays for ARVs are significantly higher than all other countries,” Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said in a statement this week. “The high price paid by South Africa was despite the fact that South Africa has the largest ARV programme in the world.” 15 December 2010 “It is notable that these tender price reductions have been achieved through the same suppliers that are contracted in the current tender,” Motsoaledi said. “There are several reasons for this, including greater efficiency in active pharmaceutical ingredient production, increased competition and a tender system that attempts to achieve the lowest possible price.” The selected suppliers include Aspen Pharma (with a 40.6% share of the tender), Sonke Pharmaceuticals (21.9%), Medpro (10.1%), Abbott Laboratories (9.8%), Cipla Medpro (5.1%), Strides Arcolab (4.2%), Adcock Ingram (4%), Aurobindo Pharma (3.1%), Specpharm (0.9%) and Merck Sharpe & Dohme (0.2%).center_img Economies of scale This authority will implement measures that improve the availability and supply of medicines, achieve the lowest possible procurement prices, and ensure that suppliers are paid on time. The drugs will support the implementation of HIV/Aids treatment in the country for the next two years, effective from 1 January 2011 to 31 December 2012. Motsoaledi said the high prices had made no sense, as South Africa was the largest purchaser of ARVs in the world and should thus benefit from low prices through economies of scale. “Given the clear evidence of the success of this approach to procurement, the Department of Health will be replicating this approach through a Central Procurement Authority,” Motsoaledi said. “The authority will focus on procurement of ARVs, TB drugs, vaccines and drugs for the treatment of diseases related to maternal and child health.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

5 Steps to Powering Continuous Learning in an Evolving Workplace

first_imgAs automation and digitalization continuously reinvent work, employers and employees alike face the urgent challenge of keeping up with ever-shifting skill requirements. Doing so effectively in an endlessly evolving workplace, however, requires that organizations move from episodic corporate training to continuous, on-demand learning.It’s a formidable challenge. According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), by 2022, no less than 54 percent of all employees will require significant re- and upskilling. Of these, about 35 percent are expected to require additional training of up to six months.To keep pace with changing skill requirements, HR leaders must understand the changing nature of work.Today, work is being deconstructed into elemental tasks. These tasks are deployed to the optimal source of work (automation, alliances, gig talent, etc.) and the remaining and new tasks are reconstructed into reinvented jobs. For this reason, HR needs to make continuous reinvention of work a core capability – and set the stage for continuous learning.How prepared are HR leaders and their organizations to respond to this challenge? Findings from a global joint research initiative between HR People + Strategy and Willis Towers Watson on the evolving role of the chief people officer (CPO) reveal a gap between HR executives’ awareness of this issue and their readiness to implement continuous learning across their organizations. Almost all participants (94 percent) in a series of CPO focus groups indicated that in order to handle the changing nature of work, it’s become a priority to move from episodic training to perpetual reskilling. Yet only 18 percent indicate they are prepared to truly drive significant reskilling of the workforce.Our study uncovered five critical steps that will help HR leaders pivot from episodic training to continuous learning:Move to a skills-based talent architecture. It’s time to transition from traditional career ladders based on fixed jobs to reskilling pathways based on tasks and reinvented jobs. Moving to a skills-based talent architecture, which requires mapping skills to tasks and jobs, will be critical to ensuring that talent remains relevant. CPOs as well as other senior leaders need to stop thinking about headcounts and number of employees and start thinking about skills and skill pools.Ensure learning is ongoing and part of the business plan. HR leaders must integrate learning and reskilling into everyday workplace activities in an ongoing –rather than episodic – manner. In this context, it will be important to promote self-motivation and encourage talent to seek out experiences that will help them grow and thrive.Build a talent pool for the future.  Organizations have begun hiring and training people in specific skill areas in anticipation of future needs, that is, before jobs are even available. For instance, United Rentals hires people out of high school and college in this way and finds that this approach reduces ramp-up time when jobs do become available. To ensure access to critical skills at all times, the HR leader must cultivate diverse work relationships and partner with various collaborators, or risk finding themselves at a competitive disadvantageTake a multipronged approach. It’s important to provide transparent and multidimensional development opportunities. CPOs need a multipronged approach to understanding the organization’s learning needs and developing paths for continuous learning.Engage in ongoing conversations with business leaders to understand how skill capabilities align to evolving business needs and develop learning modules to bridge growing skill gaps.Develop learning paths based on an individual’s learning objectives and build on their current skills and previous experience. Because individuals have different learning styles it’s important to provide learning content in a range of formats and media, including mobile. Learning options can include videos, podcasts, virtual/augmented reality, online and in-person courses. Organizations may also seek out external learning partners ranging from community colleges to online course providers such as Coursera or Udacity. Establish manager involvement and organizational support; establishing continuous learning as a priority for the leadership and the company is essential for making it a reality. Seventy-five percent of employees report that they would take a course suggested by their manager[1]. CPOs need to empower managers to monitor employee progress against goals and ensure that learning activities are bridging skills gaps.Ensure continuous learning is at the heart of the new deal. Skills are the new currency of the labor market. CPOs must put continuous learning and reskilling at the heart of their organization’s employment deal to attract and retain the critical talent needed to succeed in the new world of work.Going forward, an organization’s competitive advantage will come from ensuring the continued competitiveness of its workforce. At the same time, security for the individual will come from preparing for opportunity, wherever it might be, and remaining relevant in a world of shifting skills premiums.  It is the role of the CPO to bring the organization and talent together in a mutual commitment to continuous learning and reskilling, enabling talent to thrive and the organization to prosper.About the study: HR People + Strategy (HRPS), the Society for Human Resource Management’s Executive Network and Willis Towers Watson undertook a global research initiative to explore the rapidly changing role of the HR executive in March through August 2019. This research consisted of in-depth interviews with CPOs, CEOs, corporate board members, other C-suite executives and academics, a series of CPO focus groups and a survey of senior business leaders from organizations across a range of sizes, industries and countries. The Future Chief People Officer: Imagine. Invent. Ignite, a comprehensive report based on this work, will be published in December 2019. Readers can also look forward to complementary pieces exploring the key themes and findings, including blog posts, presentations, articles and podcasts.The Authors:Simon King is a senior HR executive with more than 25 years of experience in the Bio-pharmaceutical industry. King started his career in Research and Development at AstraZeneca holding increasingly senior positions culminating in being the Head of HR for Research and Development. In August 2019, he moved to Daiichi-Sankyo, Inc. where he serves as Chief People Officer. Simon has been a volunteer for HR People + Strategy since 2007, lectures at Cornell, and is an active member of the Cornell Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies. This content represents his personal opinions and not those of his employer.Ravin Jesuthasan is an author and Managing Director at Willis Towers Watson. Jesuthasan is a recognized global thought leader and author on the future of work and human capital. He has led numerous research efforts on the global workforce, the emerging digital economy, the rise of artificial intelligence and the transformation of work. Jesuthasan has led numerous research projects for the World Economic Forum including its ground-breaking study; Shaping the Future Implications of Digital Media for Society and the recently launched Creating a Shared Vision for Talent in the 4th Industrial Revolution. [1] 2019 Workplace Learning Report (LinkedIn Learning, 2019)last_img read more

What Is The Data Matrix? Machines and Humans Coexist

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#web#Web 2.0 center_img AndrewNachison from The Media Centre raises some interesting issues regarding RSS contentaggregation. He boils it down to these 3 questions:1. Machines vs. humans? [in regards to aggregation]I agree with Andrew’s conclusion: “This isn’t an “either/or” theory but a“both/and” reality.” P.S. also check out The Media Center Matrix. Rich Skrenta from has asimilar view: “For comprehensiveness, algorithmic techniques will have to come into play.People-powered systems just don’t scale to the long tail.”I too think there’s a middle ground to machine and human/social aggregation. CurrentlyI think we’re probably nearing the peak of human/social feed aggregation, in percentageterms. What I mean by that is that the average blogger/reader probably subscribes to80-90% human feeds and 10-20% machine feeds – and most of the latter would be egofeedsfrom the likes of PubSub, Technorati, Feedster (sometimes egofeeds of otherpeople :-). So topic and tag RSS feeds are at a very early stage of adoption –companies like PubSub, Findory and Topix areleading the way.From now on in, machine aggregation can really only increase its percentage of attention – while human feeds willdecrease. But don’t worry, because it’s not a zero sum game. Aggregation as a market willcontinue to increase at a great rate. Even though the ratio of human-to-machine feedswill even up in thecoming years, the whole pie will grow significantly.2. Who profits from the exploding digital datastream?Andrewsays that “traditional media companies” have in the past “derived enormous profit”from controlling information. But fragmenting audience is quickly moving that control tocontent aggregators – he specifically cites Google and Yahoo.The search and aggregation companies are set to profit. And provided a click-throughis still required to access full content, niche publishers should also profit too.One thing to watch is the brewing controversy(or browsting controversy in that case!) over full-content aggregation, which somecompanies are already attempting to profit from. I wonder also about excerpted content aggregation,or remixes of content – because the boundaries will surely be pushed in those areastoo.3. Who controls the datastream itself?Andrew doesn’t write much about number 3, so I’ll take a punt at it. The control ofcontent is in one sense moving very definitely towards the consumer, or reader (neitherterm seems to fit in this age of the read/write web!). This is something I’ve been exploringover the past months and whichcontinues to fascinate me. RSS Aggregators and topic/tag feeds are two technologies thatin a very real sense give power back to the user. I choose (by subscribing) whatcontent flows into my Aggregator. I choose which of a million niche topics totrack by RSS.However as Andrew points out in his post, Google and Yahoo – and apps like Bloglines –are the main tools now for accessing the datastream. Their influence over the datastreamis increasingly important – you can see evidence of this in Google’s highly profitable advertising business. richard macmanus 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Storage: Tips to Reduce Storage Costs

first_imgAndrew Reichman, analyst at Forrester Research has put together cost savings ideas for IT managers facing tough budget constraints.His focus is on Storage. Storage can on average eat up 11 percent of an enterprise’s IT budget.In Reichman’s report called “Five Key Storage Strategies for a Down Economy“, he recommends the following:Negotiate. The storage market is competitive. Seek bids from multiple vendors.Waste Not. Study and find applications locking up more storage space than they need. Consider storage virtualization.Audit the number of backups and replications. Reichman reports that it’s not that uncommon to have 10 copies of the same data. Is it necessary?Study the technology. Storage changes quickly. Low cost options that offer good performance include iSCSI, NFS protocol, and direct-attached storage.Try to minimize the number of tiers of storage. Having too many can be expensive and hard to manage. Again cheap, dense, good-performing disks can minimize the need for tiering and buying expensive hardware.last_img read more

IDF ’10: Capturing Your Experience

first_imgThe time has come and I hope your ready for a great IDF! If you’ve been keeping track of our chatter on Twitter or read our “We Would Like To Meet You” post, you’ve seen we’re quite excited about this year’s Capture Your Experience contest.So, what’s Capture Your Experience? It’s an opportunity for you to share with us your Data Center experience at IDF. Show us your experience attending sessions, watching demos, chatting with your colleagues and catching a glimpse of Intel’s data center experts. Need ideas of what you could do? Check out this video from this year’s CES, where an attendee filmed their experience with Intel’s Infoscape. That could be you, showing us your experience at the Data Center Zone, or walking the halls at IDF talking about the latest and greatest in data center technology. Obviously we’re not relying on you having a video camera at IDF, so we’ve partnered with Cisco to provide you with a Flip Mino HD just don’t delay to sign up, we’ve only got 200 cameras. And to make things even tastier, we’ll be awarding two lucky winners the Ultimate Home System. The Ultimate Home system consists of a Boxee Box, 55″ HDTV, Atom™ based home server, and more!So, what’s the criteria? How are you going to be judged? Well, there’s two chances for you to win: Judge Award or Audience Award. For the Judge Award, the judges will evaluate entries based on overall content creativity, content relevance to Data Center theme, quality of production, portrayal of accurate information and adherence to the 3 min time limit. The Judge Award will be announced at IDF and winning video shown before the 3rd day’s Keynote.For the Audience Award, we will rely on Intel’s YouTube channel and have the YouTube audience judge the submissions. That’s right, we’ll turn this over to all of you to judge the videos, so make sure to spread the word amongst your friends and colleagues. We’ll stop counting the “likes” and “dislikes” on September 24, 2010.That’s it! I hope all of you will join us, stop by the booth to say hello and give your video filming skills a try!Schedule of EventsContest Registration & Camera Pick UpMonday, 11am – 5pm: Capture Your Experience Welcome Desk, 3rd floorTuesday, 8:30am – 7pm: Capture Your Experience Welcome Desk, 3rd floorSubmissions DueBy Tuesday, 7pm:  Data Center Zone, 1st floor or Welcome Desk, 3rd floorEditing StationsMonday, 11am – 5pm: Welcome Desk, 3rd floorMonday, 5pm – 7pm: Data Center Zone, 1st floorTuesday, 8:30am – 7pm: Welcome Desk, 3rd floorTuesday, 11am – 1pm: Data Center Zone, 1st floorTuesday, 4pm – 7pm: Data Center Zone, 1st floorlast_img read more