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Chapter Four

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Solution Tree Press ePub

Chapter Four

Building a Collaborative Culture

The nature of relationships among the adults within a school has a greater influence on the character and quality of that school and on student accomplishment than anything else.

—Roland Barth, author,
consultant, and former faculty
member, Harvard Graduate
School of Education

Our Stories

Conversations within an online community of practice have led to deep, connected learning among educators throughout Ohio, Texas, and Louisiana. Consider this snapshot:

Karen: I am the director of curriculum and instruction. I believe that all children can learn and we need to get it right for them. My husband and I began building our log home 10 years ago and are still working on finishing this project. Maybe we should put the project on YouTube:)

Lani: Welcome!!! What a wonderful project!!! Hope that you'll share what has been most challenging and rewarding to this point. Do you have photos or video of all that has happened along the way?

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Improve XML Web Services' Performance Using SOAP Compression

Hamid R. Arabnia, Leonidas Deligiannidis, Ashu M. G. Solo, and Fernando G. Tinetti CSREA Press PDF

Int'l Conf. Semantic Web and Web Services | SWWS'14 |


Improve XML Web Services' Performance

Using SOAP Compression

Iehab Al Rassan and Haifa Alyahya

King Saud University, College of Computer and Information Sciences

Department of Computer Science

Abstract—Applications are part of our daily life that many people use it more than anything else. Nowadays, applications are connected via the internet and the users want to use fast and efficient services offered through the web services. Web services are the core of modern application architectures that will be used for many years. Regardless of what platform or language that developers are using, the critical skill understands how web services work. “Web services are the inseparable part of any web application, as a result enhancing performance of web services will have a great effect on the overall performance of the system”

[1]. Compressing and reducing the size of SOAP messages traveling over the network, improves the web services performance, which consumer invoke.

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Colin Crisp Indiana University Press ePub

(Mr. Lange’s Crime)

France, 1936, 83 min, b&w

Dir Jean Renoir; Asst dir Pierre Prévert; Prod Films Obéron; Scr Jacques Prévert, based on an outline by Renoir and Jean Castanier; Cinematog Jean Bachelet; Music Jean Wiener, with a song by Joseph Kosma, to words by Prévert; Art dir Castanier and Robert Gys; Sound Guy Moreau; Edit Marguerite Houllé-Renoir; Act Florelle (Valentine), René Lefebvre (Lange), Jules Berry (Batala), Nadia Sibirskaïa (Estelle), Marcel Levesque (concierge), Sylvia Bataille, Odette Talazac, Claire Gérard, Janine Loris, Marcel Duhamel, Henri Guisol, Maurice Baquet, Jacques-Bernard Brunius, Jean Dasté, Sylvain Itkine, Edmond Beauchamp, René Génin, Guy Decomble, and Fabien Loris.

Monsieur Lange’s crime is to kill his boss, a strategy that the film finds perfectly comprehensible. This is a great film, that every film-lover should see, whatever his or her political orientation. Made by left-wing film personnel at a time of high optimism, “It is,” as Noël Burch and Geneviève Sellier note, “a utopian film par excellence, proclaiming the end of capitalist exploitation and the dawn of a new era.”1 Initially entitled “Sur la cour,” it deals with a close-knit community of working men and women living around a courtyard, many of them employed in Valentine’s laundry or Batala’s printing shop. Batala, the emblematic capitalist boss, is played with genius by Jules Berry at his most sinister—voluble, slimy, gesticulatory, exploitative. To evade financial ruin, he takes advantage of a providential train crash to exchange his identity for the vestments of a dead priest, thus allowing the film’s anticapitalism to flow over into anticlericalism. In Batala’s absence, one of his workers, a mild-mannered fantasist called Lange, reorganizes his printing shop as a workers’ cooperative, which flourishes on the profits from Lange’s Arizona Jim tales. Batala reappears (still as a priest) and demands the proceeds; Lange shoots him. The story is told in flashback at an inn on the Belgian border, where Lange and Valentine are seeking refuge. The innkeeper and his clients have understood and wave them through.

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"W" Words: GRE Essential Vocabulary

Ace Academics Ace Academics ePub
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The Slavonian Stave Makers

Edited by Campbell and Lynn Loughmiller University of North Texas Press PDF

Introducing the Slavonian Stave Makers

We first heard of the Siavonian stave makers when Dolph Fillingim told of taking refuge in one of their abandoned camps one night during a storm that prevented his crossing a swollen stream to get home. It seemed odd that Yugoslavians had found their way into this remote wilderness, and our curiosity grew as we continued to hear occasional references to them. Extensive inquiry led us to three of the Original Siavonians who came to America to cut staves and remained. One is Pete Mihelich, who now lives with his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. L. S.

Shrader, near Cleveland, Texas. He was in the stave business for many years.

The two stave makers whose stories follow are

Pete Racki and Anton Knause. Pete Racki, who is well known and still lives in the area, has an immaculate homestead just north of Rye. He has been in the lumber business there for years.

Anton Knause, eighty-seven years old, lives with Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Lombardino, his daughter and son-in-law, near Beaumont When I called at the house in midafternoon, he was alone, and he made his way to the door slowly. "Mr.

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