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Due to the lack of educational experience, students in Vietnam are lacking algorithmic skills that are required for high level computer programming positions. This is problematic, considering that Vietnam is a popular destination of IT job outsourcing. Students are educated in the IT field but the educational programs are lacking many core subjects. There is a worldwide lack of programming students in general, but Vietnam is particularly lagging behind.


There are very few students in Vietnam that are studying IT fields at the University level. There are only several hundred students in the nation that are about to graduate with IT related University degrees.


Samsung Vietnam Mobile Phone R&D is requesting thousands of new programmers to work for them in the near future. Huh Chang Wan from Samsung Electronics Vietnam commented that many students are lacking the skills necessary to work on complex modern projects. The lack of skills may also be attributed to the lack of real world practice opportunities available to students.


In the past, many students only needed a computer and a few books to learn computer programming skills. For the last ten years, somebody could gain proficient skills just by using online material. These days, students need to be challenged and educated with more complex, sophisticated algorithms in order or qualify for high level programming jobs. They also need to keep up with technology trends like Internet of things, smart phone development, smart watches, cloud servers, Unix based servers, and many of the new programming languages and programming libraries available on the market.


In an article originally released by PR Newswire, a merger has recently occurred between Las Vegas Air, Paradise Air, and Goettl Air Conditioning. This announcement was made shortly after the New Year, by the owner of Goettl Air Conditioning, Ken Goodrich.



This merger will add over 20 employees and more than 15 trucks to Goettl’s fleet. Paradise Air has serviced mostly rental home markets, while Las Vegas Air has primarily served clients in the residential sector.



Ken Goodrich claims that the addition of these companies is an ideal situation as they continue to grow their services in the Southwest region of the country. The owner of Goettl Air Conditioning is excited to merge the companies together to benefit all of their customers in the best way possible. The merger will take the strengths of two second generation companies and build a successful company with the mission of proving quality service throughout the region.



A partner at Las Vegas Air, Stephen Gamst, was adamant in showing his excitement about the merger. The merger was a great idea for the company for many reasons. Goettl would be a great combination of strengths and qualities that would benefit his employees and customers. Growing up, Gamst saw Goodrich with his father while he was with his, buying parts at the store. Being raised with the same values in the same business, the merger made perfect sense.



As Goodrich points out, the merger between these companies have brought Goettl a number of offerings. Each company will now be able to benefit from each other; Las Vegas Air and Paradise Air will benefit from Goettl’s customer base and plumbing services, while Goettl will benefit from the expansion into the commercial sector.



Goettl Air Conditioning has been leading the industry since 1926. Founded by the Goettl brothers in Phoenix, Arizona amid the poor economy ravaged by the Great Depression, the family-owned company would go on to become internationally known for their innovative methods and technology. The brothers held over 100 patents at one time.



Goettl offers a wide range of services to Arizona and Las Vegas areas. Services include residential cooling services, heating services, and air quality services. Their customers can experience 24/7 emergency service, seamless customer service, and quality services by quality technicians. Goettl ensures the customers receive service from only the best technical experts in the industry. The company has succeeded through nearly 100 years of service by always putting their customers first.

The December 14 data breach of internet giant Yahoo has done more than simply compromise the online security of millions of users. The financial woes of Yahoo are legendary, but the company recently caught a break when telecommunications giant Verizon proposed a merger and acquisition deal.


Financial analysts have estimated that the Verizon acquisition of Yahoo could cost more than $4 billion, but the deal itself may have been compromised by this latest network intrusion. The December 2016 data breach involved a billion accounts; a previously disclosed breach in September involved 500 million accounts.


When major company mergers are planned, underwriters and attorneys include what is known as a major adverse event provision to call off the deal. Verizon had already invoked the provision after the September network intrusion, and it lowered the acquisition price by $1 billion.


Based on the previous effect of a major breach of Yahoo’s data centers, Verizon could ask for a much deeper discount on the merger, or it could simply walk away from the negotiating table. As can be imagined, Yahoo shareholders are bristling as they think about the future of their investments while Verizon shareholders are calling for the company to retire from the deal.


After the September breach, Yahoo’s shares on Wall Street tumbled by seven percent. Following the announcement of the December incident, Yahoo’s stock lost another 2.6 percent. At this point, Verizon risks acquiring a company with battered financials. This news development is adding fuel to the fire as Yahoo was recently criticized for not protecting customer emails against snooping by the U.S. government.


Equities First Holdings is one of the leading companies offering financial solutions using the stocks as collateral. The company mainly specializes in the issuance of stock-based and margin loans to their clients. In the event of a harsh economic crisis, banks and other alternative financial companies have their lending criterion tightened. As a mater f fact, the increase their interest rates to amounts which do not attract most applicants. Therefore, hey are left to seek other sources of finance using stocks as collateral with companies of Equities First Holdings’ calibre.

The company provides their lending capability which has a risk evaluation mechanism to ensure they offer the best rates for security-based loans. The company also works to offer the most attractive terms in the universe when they work to comply with the alternative rules in the system. For the sake of the most affordable rates, you will have the option of Equities First Holdings as the best.

Since the company was intercepted in the United States in 2002, it has transacted in more than 2,000 transactions. This is a great achievement in business because these transactions translate to the issuance of more than $2 billion to their customers. However, the company does not view these transactions as a great achievement concerning their work. They look at them as a mere daily business in the office working to meet the needs of their clients which is their daily business.

There are marked differences between the stock-based loans and the margin loans. According to Al Christy, many people consider the two transactions to be seamless. However, there are many things which make these loans different. We are here to look at the interior parts of the system. For the stock-based loans, there is a non-recourse feature which lets you walk away from the loan. On the other hand, the margin loans have no non-recourse feature.

Cyber-attacks have threatened a variety of targets. Russia has been accused of infiltrating DNC computers throughout the year to manipulate the recent U.S. election. Elsewhere in October, an as-yet-unknown attacker committed successful DDoS acts on a variety of internet-enabled devices in order to take down major websites. Between these two incidents and reports from federal agencies that indicated a 1,300 percent spike in cyber-attacks between the years 2005 and 2015, cybersecurity analysts are considering the use of cyber-deterrence.


Deterrence is the military strategy of conveying the capacity to return an attack with the same, or worse, ferocity. This works through two principles, denial and punishment; belittle your potential threat’s ability to carry out a threat and ensure that success will incur such a response that the threat reconsiders engagement. As deterrence has successfully averted nuclear warfare, logic would seem to indicate the practice could be just as viable for cyber-warfare.


Unfortunately, cyber weapons are completely different from nuclear weapons; they are used by persons and organizations just as often as nations. Their ease of replication and distribution renders the establishment of nonproliferation policies impossible. Further, these tools are often used anonymously, elevating the difficulty in identifying the perpetrator. Lastly, cyber attacks are capable of many things; while they can disrupt and delay, they are incapable of catastrophe. Despite its differences to nuclear deterrence, cyber deterrence is not a lost cause; all that is needed is improvement of cyber security, utilization of active defenses and codifying international rules for cyberspace usage.


New Brunswick has become a popular and successful city due to a friendly atmosphere and a variety of businesses and industries. Another reason it has become so successful is Omar Boraie and his son Sam. This man has given millions of dollars to the community and has tried to shape it into the wonderful and inviting city of his dreams.

One of his most popular philanthropic events is to donate money to the State Theatre to create a free movie series in the summer. To Boraie, this is a big deal because he believes it provides the community the kind of entertainment they need and deserve.

Who Are Omar And Boraie?
Omar and Sam Boraie are a father-and-son controlling group in Boraie Development, an urban real estate group that has helped change the face of New Brunswick. Starting from next to nothing, Omar and his son have transformed their vision into one that is not just profitable for them, but for the community.

Through their philanthropy and investment in New Brunswick, they have helped changed what was once a small, but promising, town into one of the most promising in the state. That’s why it’s so incredible that they still have time to give a little money and help the community by funding such fun activities.

What Was The Event They Sponsored?
In summer of 2016, the State Theatre received donations from Omar Boraie that allowed them to create a “Free Summer Movies” series. Boraie Development and The Provident Bank Foundation have funded this event for years. They consider it a way of bridging differences between members of the community and making it a better place for everyone to live.

The movies shown were classics of cinema as well as modern favorites. One of the biggest this year was “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,” which brought in hundreds of people. Other favorites included “Babe” and “Aladdin,” while modern favorites like “Frozen” and “Monster University” were also big draws for a large number of people.

Free movies like this would be impossible without the kind donation of Boraie Development and The Provident Bank Foundation. Omar Boraie has a lengthy history of philanthropy in New Brunswick, particularly with the State Theatre. But why does he consider this such an important duty and how does it benefit the community?

How It Benefited The Community
This summer series helped the community by providing it with high-quality entertainment for the summer. It was particularly useful to teens and children who were getting bored by the summer and wanted something to do. A productive, fun, and family-friendly environment is a perfect way to keep these young people out of trouble and avoid serious problems.

Summer film series also help create a stronger feeling of community between members who attended, bringing a whole new perspective to what New Brunswick has to offer. Omar Boraie is dedicated to transforming this town into a comfortable and fun place to live. His donations and hard work have helped do just that.

What can be expected from Omar and Boraie in the future? It’s hard to tell. He and his family are always so willing to help out the community with their kind donations. That said, it is safe to say that he will always do what he can to improve the quality of his home and make it a better place to live.

With new waves of DDoS attacks reported every day, and dozens of publications on the same, it has become eminent for companies to re-think their cyber security strategies.


Cyber-attacks are becoming more sophisticated as technology evolves. Recently, a luxury goods manufacturer went under attack from a phisher who stole employee finger-prints used as security clearance to their warehouses. The hackers could now access the warehouse at will, going a daring step further to even upload their own fingerprints into the company’s biometric security clearance system.


This is just one of the few cases where Artificial Intelligence is used as a new weapon for hackers. It has forced companies running online businesses to rethink how they approach the issue of cyber security. The new trend for cyber security companies is to change how they think and reason like a hacker. Instead of monitoring hacker teams or evaluating new attacks, the focus now is evaluating a company’s security network and identifying low-levels anomalies that could serve as loopholes for phishers to exploit.


Online retail companies like Amazon are now forced to protect their online apps as well against attacks. In a recently conference they held, Amazon announced their new security protocol, AWS Shield that will exclusively protect all apps running on Amazon Web Services. This new cloud security feature comes ready to install without any extra effort from developers. Amazon also announced a premium paid package that includes protection from high sophisticated attacks, 24-hour mitigation service for clients and cost protection against any monetary losses that companies could incur while alleviating an attack.

The field of advertising requires a lot of innovation and out of the box thinking. Those who choose to make this field their own are often confronted with the need to think in new ways. One such person is advertising pioneer Lori Senecal. Senecal has chosen to make this area one where she knows she can offer something and, in doing so, create new ways of seeing ideas. Her work in advertising has inspired others who find her leadership to be of great use in helping them meet their own career goals. Her work in this field has been hailed by those who appreciate her leadership qualities. Advertising Age named her one of their Women to Watch, in appreciation of her many skills and what she brings to her work here.

Creating A Vision

As the President and the Chief Operating Officer of the MDC Partner Network, she has been instrumental in forging a new path and creating a strategic vision that has helped her propel her field forward into the future. This was a job that she made her own, allowing her to help make the world of advertising in new ways. In her previous jobs, she has also been part of a partnership that allowed for expansion into new areas of the advertising field. She also helped kbs+ grow and expand, leading the company to move from 250 employees to over 900 employees during her tenure.

Global Development

In her present day role, Senecal is about creating a new ways to create global development. Global development is integral to her view of the world. She knows that it is imperative to create a world in which everyone is engaged in a common and successful vision to the betterment of all. Thanks to her efforts, her company has been able to seek out new areas of expansion and find new ways to help inspire company officials in other parts of the world. Her work is one that focuses on the need to create new ways in which it is possible to make advertising ideas work well in many places.

There used to be a time when Adobe Flash was one of the most vaunted web technologies used to provide rich browsing experiences. In 2016, however, Flash continued its rapid spiral into obsolescence as popular web browsers such as Google Chrome and Apple Safari stopped providing support for the plugin.


In 2017, Flash will only be partially supported by the new Microsoft Edge, which is quickly replacing Internet Explorer as the favorite browser of the Windows operating system. According to development updates issued by Microsoft, the next major Windows 10 update will prevent Flash content from playing automatically next year. Web pages that feature Flash elements will display a placeholder along with a click-to-run prompt.


Microsoft intends to allow a few popular sites that still feature Flash to play videos and games automatically, but this provision may not be in place for too long. Google will only allow Flash for another year, and Apple is expected to adopt a similar stance for its Safari browser.


Flash is being quickly replaced by HTML5, a modern web technology that presents a functionality similar to Flash. Web security analysts believe that HTML5 is a more secure platform than Flash; however, the legacy of this plugin will certainly be missed among enthusiasts who believe it is superior to HTML5.


For the time being, small communities of Flash developers are building repositories of games, videos and other interactive web content that will be kept as a sample of the important legacy left by this technology.




JeanMarie Guenot is a business executive in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Guenot currently serves as the President and CEO of Amphivena Therapeutics in San Francisco, CA. Guenot has vast knowledge and over 20 years of experience in dealing with cardiovascular diseases neurology, ophthalmic and autoimmune diseases, and oncology. Jeanmarie Guenot graduated from the University of California, San Francisco in 1993 with a Ph.D. and studied her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. Dr. Guenot’s extensive knowledge in medicinal and physical knowledge with specialties in quantum mechanical and semi-empirical methods have seen her hold various executive positions in various companies, all of that information can be found in full on LinkedIn.



Career Background



Guenot has previously worked in different private and public companies in the pharmaceuticals, venture capitals, and business development sectors. After completion of her Ph.D. degree, Jeanmarie Guenot started her career in science at Hoffman- La Roche in 1993 as the principal scientist in Preclinical R&D. She later engaged in a business career at the Atlas Venture. At the company, she was in charge of the venture capital investment management and helped in building life science companies. Guenot was the vice president of PDL BioPharma and Managing Partner at Guenot LLC. In 2009, she founded SKS Ocular LLC, a biopharmaceutical company in San Diego, CA.



Amphivena Therapeutics



As the CEO of Amphivena Therapeutics, as indicated by their website, Jeanmarie Guenot has led the company in developing bi-functional antibody therapies in the treatment of the hematological malignancies. The company has developed drugs such as the CD3 and the AMV-364 for the treatment of myeloid leukemia. The pharmaceutical company aims at developing drugs that restore the cellular balance in patients facing life-threatening diseases.



Significant Accomplishments at PDL BioPharma



Guenot played an important part at PDL Biopharma for the five years that she was the vice president in Business Development. Her role in the company included alliance management of profit and losses, licensing, as well as mergers and acquisitions. Guenot also licensed Ophthotech for the ophthalmic indication on the oncology drug. She contributed greatly to the co-development and co-commercialization collaboration between PDL and Biogen Idec. The $800M transaction involved three Phase 2 Cancer Patients and autoimmune drug candidates.

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