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Trento, Agusan del Sur

Trento the Municipality of Trento, is a 1st class municipality in the province of Agusan del Sur, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,565 people. Trento was a barrio of Bunawan called Bahayan. On June 15, 1968, it became a separate municipality through Republic Act No. 5283. The town’s name was derived from the Council of Trent. Trento is located at 8°03′N 126°04′E. According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the municipality has a land area of 555.7 square kilometres constituting 5.56% of the 9,989.52-square-kilometre- total area of Agusan del Sur. Trento is classified as Type II climate which has no dry season but with pronounced maximum rain period occurring from December to January. Trento is politically subdivided into 16 barangays. In the 2015 census, Trento had a population of 51,565; the population density was 93 inhabitants per square kilometre. Its economy is dependent on subsistence agriculture, wood products, some mining. Trento National High School

Sylvia Breamer

Sylvia Breamer was an Australian actress who appeared in American silent motion pictures beginning in 1917. Sylvia Poppy Bremer was born on 9 June 1897 in the Sydney suburb of Double Bay, to Frederick Glasse Bremer and Jessie Bremer, she had a sister named Doris, who married actor William J. Kelly. From a young age she trained for the stage with Walter Bentley and at a Sydney Dramatic school run by Douglas Ancelon and Stella Chapman, she started to appear at recitations and on stage from the age of 13, soon after in productions for J. C. Williamson throughout Australia and New Zealand; the Manly Biographical Dictionary project reports that Bremer lived with her mother Jessie and step-father, Arthur George Crook Plunkett on the East Esplanade, Manly, in the early 1910s. By 1915 she had come to the notice of reviewers after she stood in for Muriel Starr in a lead role in the Sydney run of George Broadhurst's play and Paid for. By this time she was famous enough to appear in newspaper advertisements for "Clement's Tonic."

In 1914 Bremer married 46 year old E. W. Morrison, a US actor-director who worked for J. C. Williamson. Like her Australian contemporary Enid Bennett, she determined to try her luck in the United States, the couple departed for San Francisco in October 1916; the marriage appears to have been short lived however and Morrison returned to Australia in February 1917 without her. Within a few months of arriving in the US, Breamer had appeared on stage in Boston and been tested by Thomas H. Ince, her first movie for Ince was The Pinch Hitter, released in April 1917, where she took the leading female role next to Charles Ray. In 1918, she changed the spelling of her surname to Breamer to sound less German. After Ince left the Triangle Film Corporation, she made numerous films for a variety of producers, including Ince and J. Stuart Blackton and opposite leading men including William S. Hart, Will Rogers, John Gilbert, Frank Mayo and Wallace Beery, her film output was significant - she had appeared in forty films by 1924 and was an established and bankable star.

In 1917 Ince had "predicted a future for Sylvia Breamer brilliant to that of his first Australian acquisition, Enid Bennett. Breamer's final leading role in a film was in 1926, opposite Johnnie Walker; when no further film roles came her way she returned to the stage, appearing in a number of plays in 1926-30. In the early 1930s she famously criticized work in Hollywood, she said she "now loathes pictures and everything Hollywood means. There can be no real friendship in Hollywood - nothing but jealousy and sham."She had one minor role in a talkie, a supporting part in the 1936 Frances Farmer, Lester Matthews vehicle Too Many Parents. Breamer's sister Doris joined her in the United States in the 1920s, marrying actor William J. Kelly in 1925. Breamer's mother and step-father moved to the US in the early 1920s. On 1 November 1924 Breamer married Dr. Harry Martin at the Glenwood Inn in Riverside, announcing she would be retiring from films, their divorce in 1926 was public, with Martin accusing her of cruelty.

Martin went on to a long marriage to the columnist Louella Parsons. In 1931, Breamer's engagement to actor Douglas Wood was announced, but it appears the marriage did not eventuate. In 1940, she was again in the news following a dispute over money after a divorce from aspiring politician Edmund R. Bohan, she died in her apartment in the Royalton Hotel on 7 June 1943 as a result of a heart attack. The Pinch Hitter Sudden Jim The Cold Deck *incomplete The Narrow Trail The Millionaire Vagrant We Can't Have Everything *lost film The Temple of Dusk *lost film A House Divided The Common Cause *lost film My Lady's Garter *lost film The Blood Barrier My Husband's Other Wife Unseen Forces Respectable by Proxy Doubling for Romeo The Devil The Man Who Married His Own Wife The Face Between Sherlock Brown Bavu Thundergate The Barefoot Boy The Girl of the Golden West *lost film Flaming Youth *lost film, only one reel survives Her Temporary Husband *lost film Reckless Romance Lilies of the Field *lost film The Woman on the Jury *lost film Up in Mabel's Room Sylvia Breamer on IMDb Unseen Forces.

Video of preserved print rediscovered at the New Zealand Film Archive

Calculus of concepts

The calculus of concepts is an abstract language and theory, developed to simplify the reasons behind effective messaging when delivered to a specific target or set of targets. The theory aims to maximize the likelihood of desired outcomes, by using messaging elements and techniques while analyzing the delivery mechanisms in certain scenarios; the reduction of uncertainty, but not its elimination, is cost effective and practical. Empowered by the internet of things the framework looks at numerous device such as smart phones, laptops, hand held gaming devices, GPS devices, automobile Event Data Recorders and other electronic devices as remote sensors capable of providing data channels. By using elements, the theory discovers underlying key concepts and their relations to better understand how messages can by used to elicit desired behaviors through mental model heuristics and biases; the framework does not serve up spam to potential consumers. The nature of the data produced and consumed by devices in the IoT lends itself to location-based awareness.

Just-in-time and real-time broadcasting of key messages gives the framework an extra dimension, putting it at the forefront of behavioral methodologies. Broadcasting can take place across a number of platforms, photographic, audio or direct human contact; the use of anchoring-and-adjustment and representativeness heuristics provides fertile grounds for “re-wiring” the decision making processes to include either positive or mitigating mental models of a given concept or set of related concepts. The “re-wiring” will produce results that have a significant impact on decisions and behaviors on the target audience; the framework analyses key factors that influence the effectiveness of messaging mechanisms and how differing approaches can lead to different results. The calculus of concepts framework has been implemented utilizing a combination of Naive Bayes classification and Support Vector Machines algorithms to identify the key components of a messaging campaign and its effectiveness; the effectiveness of a communications campaign is measured by numerous results including reach and duration.

The training data set for the model implementation utilized the potential messages and delivery mechanisms with Actors, Objects and Indicia as a few examples. Each concept within the framework is treated by the practical implementation as either an independent or dependent variable and therefore may have a meaningful effect on the outcome of any communication; as with any machine-learning tool the Calculus of Concepts model implementation inputs can be either nominal or ordinal and depending on the particular case. Between 2005 and 2012 one of the largest oil companies in China attempted to buy the twelfth biggest oil company in Canada. Initial proposals and takeover plans were rejected due to a number of issues surrounding political tensions. Stakeholders identified Environment, Domain, Condition, Decision, Actor and Object concepts that needed to be in place to have the key decision makers utilizing the mental models needed to secure the takeover. Over the next 7 years messaging activities were fielded by the Chinese company and its authorized agents designed to elicit Ideations and Decisions that would result in the takeover going through.

In 2012, the takeover was completed after concerted field messaging activity. The process of communication: an introduction to theory and practice David Kenneth Berlo The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America Boorstin, Daniel J Social Engineering: The Art of Human Hacking Hadnagy, Christopher Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior Brafman, Brafman, Rom

Orlicz–Pettis theorem

A theorem in functional analysis concerning convergent series or, countable additivity of measures with values in abstract spaces. Let X be a Hausdorff locally convex topological vector space with dual X ∗. A series ∑ n if all its subseries ∑ k = 1 ∞ x n k are convergent; the theorem says that, equivalently, If a series ∑ n = 1 ∞ x n is weakly subseries convergent in X it is convergent. If μ is weakly countably additive it is countably additive; the history of the origins of the theorem is somewhat complicated. In numerous papers and books there are misquotations or/and misconceptions concerning the result. Assuming that X is weakly sequentially complete Banach space, W. Orlicz proved the following Theorem. If a series ∑ n = 1 ∞ x n is weakly unconditionally Cauchy, i.e. ∑ n = 1 ∞ | x ∗ | < ∞ for each linear functional x ∗ ∈ X ∗ the series is convergent in X. After the paper was published, Orlicz realized that in the proof of the theorem the weak sequential completeness of X was only used to guarantee the existence of the weak limits of the considered series.

Assuming the existence of those limits, which amounts to the assumption of the weak subseries convergence of the series, the same proof shows that the series in norm convergent. In other words, the version of the Orlicz–Pettis theorem holds; the theorem in this form credited to Orlicz, appeared in Banach's monograph in the last chapter Remarques in which no proofs were provided. Pettis directly referred to Orlicz's theorem in Banach's book. Needing the result in order to show the coincidence of the weak and strong measures, he provided a proof. Dunford gave a proof.. A more thorough discussion of the origins of the Orlicz–Pettis theorem and, in particular, of the paper can be found in. See footnote 5 on p. 839 of and the comments at the end of Section 2.4 of the 2nd edition of the quoted book by Albiac and Kalton. Though in Polish, there is an adequate comment on page 284 of the quoted monograph of Alexiewicz, Orlicz’s first PhD, still in the occupied Lwów. In Grothendieck proved a theorem, whose special case is the Orlicz–Pettis theorem in locally convex spaces.

A more direct proofs of the form of the theorem in the locally convex case were provided by McArthur and Robertson. The theorem of Orlicz and Pettis had been generalized in many directions. An early survey is Kalton's paper. A natural setting for subseries convergence is that of an Abelian topological group X and a representative result of this area of research is the following theorem, called by Kalton the Graves-Labuda-Pachl Theorem. Theorem. Let X be an Abelian group and α, β two Hausdorff group topologies on X such, sequentially complete, α ⊂ β, the identity j: → is universally measurable; the subseries convergence for both topologies α and β is the same. As a consequence, if is a sequentially complete K-analytic group the conclusion of the theorem is true for every Hausdorff group topology α, weaker than β; this is a generalization of an analogical result for a sequentially complete analytic group (in the original statement of the Andersen-Christen theorem the assumption

Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association

Contra Costa County Employees' Retirement Association is a retirement association for Contra Costa County, California's public employees. It provides defined benefit plans to other local agencies; the association is a system that provides retirement benefits to employees of Contra Costa County and 16 participating public employers located within the county. As of December 31, 2007, the participating agencies/districts include: Bethel Island Municipal Improvement District Byron, Knightsen Union Cemetery District Central Contra Costa Sanitary District Contra Costa County Employees’ Retirement Association Contra Costa Housing Authority Contra Costa Mosquito and Vector Control District First 5 – Children & Families Commission In-Home Supportive Services Authority Local Agency Formation Commission Rodeo Sanitary District Superior Court of Contra Costa County Contra Costa Fire Protection District East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Moraga-Orinda Fire Protection District Rodeo-Hercules Fire Protection District San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District The retirement benefit structure of CCCERA is based upon the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 referred to as the “37 Act.”

On March 6, 1944, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors voted to adopt an ordinance giving county voters the opportunity to accept or reject the CERL as the framework for retirement benefits for county employees. The measure was passed by the voters. CCCERA began functioning on July 1, 1945; as of 2008, 20 of California's 58 counties have retirement systems that follow the stipulations of the ’37 Act. The service retirement, disability and survivor benefits provided by CCCERA are administered by a 12 member Board of Retirement; the Board adopts regulations, procedures and resolutions as permitted by and amended in the CERL. The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors may adopt resolutions which affect member benefits, as permitted by the County Employees' Retirement Law of 1937; the Retirement Board is responsible for general management of CCCERA while a Chief Executive Officer oversees the operations of the Association. A Comprehensive Annual Financial Report outlines financial, investment and statistical information about the Association in detail.

The CAFR includes an Independent Auditor’s Report focusing on CCCERA’s financial statements. As of December 31, 2012, CCCERA’s net assets were 6.5 billion dollars. By comparison, as of December 31, 1945, the Association’s total assets stood at just under $45,600. At the close of 1946, the Association numbered 550 members. CCCERA’s 2013 membership was 20,000; this figure represents active employees, retirees and deferred members. CCCERA is a contributory defined benefit plan, as mandated by the regulations of the CERL; this plan requires both employees to contribute to the fund. A defined benefit retirement plan does not base future retirement benefits on how much the employee and employer contribute to the fund, nor do fluctuating investment returns play a role in determining final retirement allowances. Rather, a fixed formula, stipulated by the 1937 Act, determines members’ future retirement allowances. Retirement benefits are calculated using three important variables within the following formula: Highest Average Years of Retirement Age at Monthly Salary x Service Credit x Retirement Age Factor As of 2008, CCCERA administers 8 different benefit tiers.

All tiers use the above formula, however. Highest Average Monthly Salary is computed using the highest 36 consecutive months of salary for Tier 2 and Safety Tier C members. Retirement Service Credit corresponds to the length of time a member has worked while contributing to the retirement system. Service credit may comprise time with another ’37 Act County or “reciprocal” agency and may include time “purchased” as a prior public servant. Retired members are entitled to an annual cost of living increase, granted by the Board, effective April 1 of each year; this benefit is based on the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose area Consumer Price Index and may range up to between 2% and 4%. CCCERA is not responsible for providing health benefits to its members; these are administered by the Human Resources department of Contra Costa County. Known as “Other Post Employment Benefits”, the County provides post retirement health benefits for employees who have retired under CCCERA and to the spouses and dependents of these retirees.

The County provides health and dental benefits to active members through contracting with various health and dental plans. Such benefits are established through negotiations between Contra Costa County and the various bargaining units that represent the County's employees; the stipulations of OPEB may be modified, altered or terminated at any time and for any reason as provided in the plan documents. Unlike OPEBs, a CCCERA member's pension is a lifetime benefit; as of 2012, it has significant underfunding liabilities in excess of $1.9 billion. An investigative series by the Contra Costa Times in 2009 highlighted pension spiking issues. CCCERA has reciprocity with 19 other 1937 Act counties as well as CalPERS, it has limited reciprocity with some other California cities, public agencies, retirement systems. The official site lists more specifics. Official website