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  • Face of Defense: Soldier Keeps Comrades Talking

    02/10/2009 3:43:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 253+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Sgt. Brian Tierce, USA
    BAGHDAD, Feb. 10, 2009 – Because communication on the battlefield is essential, a small group of soldiers here dedicates itself to ensuring Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division’s 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team can talk to one another when it counts. Army Spc. Giselle King prepares a force-tracking monitor on a vehicle at Camp Liberty, Iraq, Feb. 7, 2009. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Brian Tierce  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Army Spc. Giselle King, an Indianapolis native who serves in the brigade’s Special Troops Battalion, focuses much of her time ensuring the communication readiness...
  • Miscommunication Happens [Devotional]

    01/17/2009 8:05:51 AM PST · by tenger · 1 replies · 213+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | January 17, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    Naaman went to his master and told him what the girl from Israel had said. "By all means, go,” the king of Aram replied. I will send a letter to the king of Israel. So Naaman left, taking with him 10 talents of silver, 6000 shekels of gold and 10 sets of clothing. The letter that he took to the king of Israel read: "With this letter I am sending my servant Naaman to you so that you may cure him of his leprosy." As soon as the king of Israel read the letter, he tore his robes and said,...
  • Stockholm to get 4G mobile network in 2010

    01/16/2009 12:28:05 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 5 replies · 471+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/15/2009 | David Landes
    Mobile broadband users in Stockholm will soon be able to surf the internet on a new high speed 4G network, following the signing of a deal between Ericsson and TeliaSonera. The order from Finnish-Swedish telecom provider TeliaSonera marks the first commercial deployment of Ericsson’s Long Term Evolution (LTE) network technology and will provide mobile internet users with data speeds up to ten times faster than those offered on current networks. "LTE brings the highest possible performance and network capacity, which is needed to meet the needs of the fast growing group of mobile broadband users around the world,” said Ericsson’s...
  • Obama Picks Staffer of Pro-Abortion Group as Comm Director

    11/24/2008 9:00:58 AM PST · by julieee · 8 replies · 504+ views
    lifenews.com ^ | 11/23/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC -- Barack Obama told voters during the presidential election that he wanted to work with both sides of the abortion debate to reduce the number of abortions. Yet, over the weekend, he picked a top staffer for one of the biggest pro-abortion groups to become his communications director. The selection of Ellen Moran, the executive director of Emily's List, to become the White House communications director makes it clear that the only agenda Obama plans to communicate as president is more abortions.
  • Equipment Stolen from Charleston Could Jam Emergency Communications

    01/26/2008 6:20:32 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 14 replies · 130+ views
    Huntingtonnews.net ^ | 1/24/08 | Huntingtonnews.net
    Jan. 24, 2008 Equipment Stolen from Charleston Could Jam Emergency Communications By Tony Rutherford Huntingtonnews.net Reporter Huntington, WV (HNN) – The FBI has joined an investigation into the theft of electronic equipment after break-ins at several transmitting towers in Charleston. According to a Huntington TV station, ten break-ins at three separate sites (Garfield, North Charleston, North Gate Business Park) resulted in the loss of a radio receiver/transmitter (repeater) and frequency counter. Charleston police asked the FBI to enter the investigation after they learned the stolen equipment could possibly be used to jam emergency frequencies. Thieves took only the specified equipment...
  • Think More, Communicate Less

    01/20/2008 6:30:49 PM PST · by palmer · 26 replies · 68+ views
    Chronicles Magazine (on paper, link is to title page only) ^ | January 2008 | Chilton Williamson, Jr.
    Think More, Communicate Lessby Chilton Williamson, Jr. For as long as democracy has existed in the modern world, universal education and rapid mass communication have been highly regarded in democratic societies. An educated people, democrats have assumed, is a people capable of informing and governing itself. And a society in close and regular communication with its own citizens, and with foreign societies, will be tolerant of itself and of its neighbors, near or distant. Thus, expectations for modern systems of mass communications have been high. Progress in creating and perfecting a global communications system would expand humanity’s self-knowledge and mental...
  • Young Iranians Turn to Texting

    12/02/2007 7:36:26 AM PST · by nuconvert · 12 replies · 85+ views
    Winona Daily News ^ | December 02, 2007
    Young Iranians Turn to Texting December 02, 2007 Parisa Dezfoulian TEHRAN, Iran -- Every night, millions of young Iranians are engaged in subversive, and in some cases, scandalous activity. According to the country’s Mobile Communications Co., more than 20 million text messages are sent within the country every day, with the largest number of messages sent between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. That’s when the youth in the country communicate with one another, often transmitting messages that would meet with disapproval of the authorities. Using cell phones to send text messages has reached epidemic proportions in the country, creating an...
  • Why We Serve: Army Captain Cites Communication for Iraq Success

    11/02/2007 4:07:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 110+ views
    Why We Serve ^ | Gerry J. Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2007 – An Army officer who commanded an infantry company in Iraq says enhanced communication with local Iraqis increased civic cooperation and boosted stability within his area of operations. Army Capt. Cedric L. Burden poses for a photo in the Pentagon. Defense Dept. photo by Gerry J. Gilmore  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Capt. Cedric L. Burden, 32, deployed to Iraq in September 2005 for a one-year tour of duty. Burden’s unit was responsible for conducting security operations in an area about 18 miles west of Kirkuk. “It was more like Dodge City,” Burden said...
  • 'Silent treatment' leads women to death: study

    09/04/2007 8:08:13 AM PDT · by Grig · 73 replies · 2,554+ views
    CTV ^ | Sep. 4 2007 10:05 AM ET
    A study has found that women who use the 'silent treatment' with their spouses during arguments could be on their way to early deaths. "This is the first time we've seen anything this dramatic that predicts death or heart disease that's not physiological," Dr. Elaine Eaker, who authored the study, told CTV's Canada AM. The study found that women who silenced themselves during marital disagreements were four times more likely to die earlier than women who expressed their feelings during arguments with their spouses. However, Eaker found that the health of men who indulged in the same "self-silencing" practice were...
  • Young Workers: U Nd 2 Improve Ur Writing Skills

    08/27/2007 3:30:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 642+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 26, 2007 | PHYLLIS KORKKI
    <p>A generation ago, employers were still lamenting the poor technical abilities of their entry-level workers. Well, that’s not much of an issue anymore, thanks to the omnipresence of computers, cellphones and the Internet.</p> <p>In a survey of 100 human resources executives, only 5 percent said that recent college graduates lacked computer or technology skills, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, the outplacement firm.</p>
  • Linguists seek a time when we spoke as one

    07/23/2007 7:02:45 AM PDT · by BGHater · 73 replies · 1,620+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 18 July 2007 | Moises Velasquez-Manoff
    A controversial research project is trying to trace all human language to a common root. Around 50,000 years ago, something happened to our ancestors in Africa. Anatomically modern humans, who had existed for at least 150,000 years prior, suddenly began behaving differently. Until then, their conduct scarcely differed from that of their hominid cousins, the Neanderthals. Both buried their dead; both used stone tools; and as social apes, both had some form of communication, which some think was gestural. But then, "almost overnight, everything changes very rapidly," says Merritt Ruhlen, a lecturer in the Anthropological Sciences Department at Stanford University...
  • Gay's too gay for phone giant [female named 'Gay' inappropriate for business-like communication]

    04/30/2007 9:15:21 AM PDT · by bedolido · 91 replies · 1,928+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 04-30-2007 | staff writer
    A WOMAN'S email to the help desk of Telecom New Zealand was rejected by a computer system because her name was Gay and "inappropriate for business-like communication". Gay Hamilton, from the northern South Island town of Nelson, said while she was actually gay, she was concerned that the country's biggest public company was spending its time and resources on trifling issues, the Herald on Sunday reported. "If they do have to put content filters on, then maybe they should ensure that it only gets genuinely abusive words," she said.
  • Cardinal Posts Lenten Message on YouTube

    02/26/2007 6:50:09 PM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 341+ views
    Zenit News Agency ^ | February 26, 2007
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, FEB. 25, 2007 (Zenit.org).- Cardinal Justin Rigali is reaching out to new audiences this Lent by posting weekly Gospel commentaries on the video sharing Web site YouTube. The archbishop of Philadelphia posted his first two-and-a-half-minute video on Ash Wednesday. In the video entitled "Living Lent: The First Sunday," the 71-year-old cardinal explains the benefits of fasting, comments on Sunday's Gospel and then urges his listeners to join a Bible study group. Donna Farrell, spokeswoman for the archdiocese, told the Philadelphia Inquirer that Cardinal Rigali "knew nothing of YouTube" until his staff proposed he try it. "He said: 'Anything...
  • Let Me Re-Phrase That...

    02/15/2007 9:37:41 AM PST · by 60Gunner · 31 replies · 906+ views
    60Gunner
    Language is the capital that drives the economy of human communication. Each social or professional culture presides over its own unique lexicon. The observer will also note further subdivisions related to slang or specific specialty. Nurses and physicians often use abbreviated terms among ourselves. We do this for two reasons: 1: It saves time; 2: The other person knows what we are saying (as long as the speaker is not just making something up in order to sound cool, which happens from time to time). But I was reminded this week about how easy it is to fall into the...
  • Sex of any kind can harm teens emotionally

    02/09/2007 1:43:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 104 replies · 2,663+ views
    dominican today ^ | 02.06.07 | Amy Norton
    San Francisco.– Teenagers often suffer emotional consequences from having sex, even when it's "only" oral sex, a study published Monday suggests. Researchers at the University of California San Francisco found that up to one-half of the sexually active teenagers in their study said they'd ever felt "used," guilty or regretful after having sex. Though such feelings were less common among teens who'd only had oral sex, about one-third reported some type of negative consequence. Dr. Sonya S. Brady and Bonnie L. Halpern-Felsher report the findings in the journal Pediatrics. The study, according to the researchers, suggests that parents should be...
  • Taiwan quake disrupts some communications services in S. Korea (& Asia; undersea cable cut)

    12/27/2006 1:01:02 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies · 1,480+ views
    Yonhap news ^ | 12/27/06
    (LEAD) Taiwan quake disrupts some communications services in S. Korea SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Yonhap) -- KT Corp., South Korea's largest fixed-line operator, said Wednesday their undersea fiber optic cables were disconnected in the southern seas off Taiwan due to a strong earthquake Tuesday night, disrupting communications services for local foreign companies. KT said that an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude took place at 9:42 p.m. on Tuesday in the area 23 kilometers south of Taiwan, cutting cable lines under the sea, A total of 92 cable lines were found to have been damaged, the company said, adding that the number may...
  • China's landmark broadcast satellite fails

    11/29/2006 12:14:32 PM PST · by Toidylop · 11 replies · 499+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Tue Nov 28, 2006 | staff
    A satellite, aiming to provide a television signal to every household in China, has encountered problems with its solar panels and will not function as planned. China's first direct broadcasting satellite, the Sinosat II, launched on October 29 from southwest China's Sichuan province, failed to deploy a solar panel and an antenna and is unable to undertake its broadcast functions, the China News Service said Tuesday. The report cited a spokesman from the SINO Satellite Communications Co Ltd (SINOSAT), operator of the satellite. The company would continue its plan to launch a Sinosat III satellite sometime in the first half...
  • Dutch consider prohibition of Muslim veil

    11/18/2006 8:23:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies · 922+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 18, 2006 | Mike Corder, Associated Press
    THE HAGUE -- The Dutch government announced plans yesterday for legislation banning full-length veils in public places and other clothing that covers the face -- putting the Netherlands at the forefront of a general European hardening toward Muslim minorities. The Netherlands, once considered one of Europe's most welcoming nations for immigrants and asylum seekers, is deeply divided over moves by the government to stem the tide of new arrivals and compel immigrants to assimilate into Dutch society. "From a security standpoint, people should always be recognizable, and from the standpoint of integration, we think people should be able to communicate...
  • Insights on the Philosophical Issues of Communication

    11/15/2006 4:46:18 AM PST · by kriztine rosales-viray · 21 replies · 386+ views
    kriztine rosales-viray
    Insights on the Philosophical Issues of Communication By: Kriztine R. Viray (The following is a reflection.) There are a number of reasons why philosophical issues of communication research should not be taken for granted in any aspect of media profession. First, issues of this kind are fundamental that when one tries to answer and address them, he is led towards a broader perspective of communication. Second, it is only through these issues that a practitioner gets hold of the nature of his profession. Third, by pondering over these issues, one would realize that communication is not just an ordinary activity...
  • Social Penetration Theory

    11/15/2006 4:45:50 AM PST · by kriztine rosales-viray · 9 replies · 8,265+ views
    kriztine rosales-viray
    SOCIAL PENETRATION THEORY By Irwin Altman and Dalmas Taylor Interpreted by Kriztine Rosales-Viray A. Introduction Not few thinkers have been concerned with the study of interpersonal relationships. This topic is a commonplace in fields such as psychology, sociology, philosophy and other behavioral sciences. Business-centered disciplines have their share of an array of principles about interpersonal relationships. The primary belief was that a successful interpersonal relationship within and without the business establishment yields a successful business. In the field of governance and politics, this topic could not be avoided. But among all the fields that study interpersonal relationships, theories developed in...