48-hours-challenge: Time to become a Game Creation Hero
By BFP Staff Thursday, May 21, 2015
By Dr. Birgit Kolb
The European Youth Award invites ingenious people from all over Europe to work together for 48 hours to create games with impact on society.
End of May, a unique chance is awaiting all those longing for the creation of something that has never existed before and having not the creative outlet to elaborate on it: a 48-hour game creation marathon will take over FH Joanneum in Graz from May 29-31. It is organized by the European Youth Award (EYA).
This Innovation Will Help U.S. Companies Win The Oil Price War
By BFP Staff Thursday, May 21, 2015
By Michael McDonald of Oilprice.com
Although some US oil companies are struggling with low oil prices, a new wave of innovation is hitting the oil patch, allowing for a significant reduction in drilling costs.
A variety of different improvements in production are starting to show up at all levels across the industry from small firms to oil majors. Statoil for example recently noted that it is experimenting with different types of sand and chemicals to improve production. And a number of companies have noted that they are moving from drilling wells one at a time, on an ad hoc basis, to drilling multiple wells at once. GE Oil & Gas has produced variable-use pumps that can be turned on and off in order to save energy versus the previous 24-hour a day operation cycle.
Are US Drillers Actually Making A Comeback?
By BFP Staff Wednesday, May 20, 2015
By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com>
Oil prices have rebounded strongly since March. The benchmark WTI prices soared by more than 36 percent in two months, and Brent has jumped by more than 25 percent. There is a newfound bullishness in the oil markets – net long positions on Brent crude have hit multi-year highs in recent weeks on a belief that US supply is on its way down.
Rotorcraft market expansion in Latin America – will the MRO industry catch up?
By Anton Tisov Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Latin America has long been a rather generous market for helicopter manufacturers and sellers. Moreover, in the upcoming several years the already healthy demand is expected to increase even further. However, while helicopter manufacturers from all over the world are doing their best to secure their slice of the rising pie, MRO providers are faced with the pressing need to find fast solutions in terms of maintaining the thriving regional rotorcraft fleet.More...
Political Leadership: Bangladesh model
By BFP Staff Friday, May 15, 2015
By Dr. Sinha M. A. Sayeed
Leadership is a condition precedent for a group, association, body or organization, whatever the circumstances appear to be. A state sans leadership in various areas covering politics, business, education, religion, culture economics, science and technology is like a ship without captain. Of all types and classes of leaderships, political leadership stands high in esteem, altitude and gravity because politics deals with approximately all the issues in and around a state having necessary links with national, bi-lateral, regional and global compacts. Therefore saying is ‘to become a political leader one has to go through a series of pains, sufferings, challenges, odds, dilemmas, sacrifices setting aside various forms and scales of accusations, defamations, slurs both organizationally and individually. Hence the question of an organization, which is in politics called ‘political party’, is important and truth is that political leadership originates centering a political party. Knowing very well that ‘field of politics is not a bed of roses’ here a political leader remains mostly uncompromising on her/his stand, policies and programs based on matching vision and mission aimed at going to power through elections to parliament primarily and to local bodies secondarily.
“Automatic” (Pointer Sisters, 1983)
By BFP Staff Thursday, May 14, 2015
By: Daniel Otero
“No way to control it, it’s totally automatic, whenever you’re around. I’m walking blindfolded, completely automatic! All of my systems are down! Down, down, down…”
When Universities began in Europe in the 9th and 10th Centuries, those institutions of higher learning were created for one purpose: broaden the mind and learn more about the mysteries of our Universe.
Yes, from this unique word, ‘Universe’ did come what’s our present-day University.
Triangle in Anapoima Mandarino Tree Parrot Soap Opera of All Time!
By Judi McLeod Sunday, May 31, 2009
Step aside, Julio Iglesias and all you other romantic Latino singers, Paco the Parrot is here.
Bogota Free Planet (BFP) promised they would record for CFP the Parrots of Anapoima belting out the haunting refrain from the song “Cucurrucucu Paloma”, and that’s just what they did.Colombia gets 7 gold medals in one day
By Jorge Luis Pardo Friday, October 28, 2011
October 26 is a day to remember for Colombia: 7 gold medals in one day at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara. Athletics, skating, weightlifting and gymnastics are the winners.
Vitamin C: If It’s Good For Gorillas Why Not Us
By Dr. Gifford Jones Thursday, October 21, 2010
Are you headed for a heart attack because of “marginal scurvy”, a condition resulting from a lack of vitamin C? Moreover, if vitamin C is sound medicine for gorillas, why isn’t it good for us? And in the 16th century, why did the ship’s cat survive long sea voyages when its sailors died from scurvy?
Today, we know that sailors of old, lacking vitamin C, died of this preventable disease. A shortage of fresh fruit in their diet resulted in degeneration of blood vessels, hemorrhage and death.
Networked Devices Spread Your Photos, Music Around
By Jim Bray Thursday, December 16, 2010
Media servers are becoming popular in this age of wireless home networks, delivering audio and video content from a computer or the Internet to whatever device you may want to use, within reason.
I usually use such devices to stream music, because most of the videos I watch are on Blu-ray and no matter how much hype you hear about downloads taking over, there are still bandwidth and file compatibility issues. I admit reluctantly to accessing YouTube and its ilk for some casual viewing sometimes, but media servers are increasingly playing back music in other rooms of my house.