Harvey Rachlin wrote an opinion article for the New York Daily News entitled "A New Good-Cop Routine: Have Police Officers Dole Out Positive Reinforcement Too." The article makes a case that law enforcement should reward good behavior by civilians.
The first phase of 5G (fifth generation of mobile communications system) as described in the respective standards Release 15 changed the philosophy of the mobile networks via its Service Based Architecture, and the latest Release 16 introduces important enhancements increasing the performance further.
It is of my great joy to inform about my new publication, 5G Second Phase Explained by Wiley. This book complements the previous 5G Explained presenting up-to-date architecture, network functions, use cases, network planning, security, and other key aspects of the latest version of the 5G system based on the 3GPP Release 16.
The depth of the information of the current mobile communication specifications is rather overwhelming, making their interpretation increasingly hard. The 5G technical specifications introduce exceptionally large set of novel aspects, and with such amount of new information, it can be challenging to form a clear view on their relevancy in practical environment.
I thus hope this summary serves as useful, compact source of "digested" information for the ones interested in understanding some of the very key aspects of 5G, with relevant references for further exploration. As always, I highly appreciate all your feedback. Associated website
Award-winning science writer Margie Patlak has written the nature memoir More Than Meets the Eye: Exploring Nature and Loss on the Coast of Maine, which will be published on May 1st, 2021 by Down East Books/Rowman and Littlefield. For Patlak, the unique nature of the Maine coast opens a door to deeper ties and insights. Watching a striped monarch caterpillar transform into a chartreuse pendant dabbed with gold, she realizes the limits of life and what is passed between generations. Tides show how fleeting time is and the ephemeral nature of raising a child, and clouds and weather reveal greater forces that take away all illusions of control. She also explores the continental collisions that thrust up and fractured Maine’s mountains; digs into the latest scientific thinking on how animals navigate; and exults in the dizzy dance of plankton under the microscope. Even moose, fox, and fishers reveal more than meets the eye. These facets of the natural world speak a hidden language Patlak translates with her scientific knowledge and reflection. Nature begins to speak about the nature of life. Sy Montgomery, author of The Soul of the Octopus, called More Than Meets the Eye “a beautiful and surprising book…chocked full of natural history observations… in which bereavement gives way to awe,” and Bernd Heinrich, author of Summer World, wrote “to read this book is to gain a deep perspective—from looking close, both backwards and forwards in time and space—for living and enjoying the real world, the one of nature.” Associated website
Liz Alterman's young adult thriller, He'll Be Waiting, was released April 6, and praised for combining a "coming-of-age plot about grief, trauma, and love with an edge-of-your-seat thriller filled with dynamic and unforgettable primary and secondary characters," by award-winning author Keri Kelly. Associated website
Deborah Lynn Blumberg
I recently had an oped come out in the New York publication the Forward - https://forward.com/opinion/467027/new-labor-bill-threatens-americas-entrepreneurial-spirit/. The column deals with the PRO Act, which is a bill currently before the Senate that has a concerning clause in it for freelancers, including freelance writers and editors. I talk about how my great great grandfather Gertz was an entrepreneur and how I'm worried that the PRO Act could damage the small business I've built as a freelancer.
Ann Hoffner's article "Non-Lethal Self-Defense for Boaters" won a Certificate of Merit in the Boating Writers International 2020 Annual Writing Contest. The article appeared in the 2020 edition of "Ocean Voyager" magazine.