Digest for August 25, 1998


Digest for August 25, 1998

                          Table of Contents

RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

01-25 August 98  Sender:  korintia16@hotmail.com
                 Subject: from Korintia

02-25 August 98  Sender:  boatguy@bellsouth.net
                 Subject: from rick raymond

03-25 August 98  Sender:  su2spy@aol.com
                 Subject: from Don Bowman

04-25 August 98  Sender:  Spalato@clear.net.nz
                 Subject: from Narrelle

05-25 August 98  Sender:  vlad.b@usa.net
                 Subject: from vladik


RECENT EMAIL . . .

01-25 August 98  Sender:  "Laura Funk" (lfunk@natick-amed02.army.mil)
                 Subject: Help

02-25 August 98  Sender:  IREX Human Resources (hr@irex.org)
                 Subject: Internship Opportunities

03-25 August 98  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                 Subject: IIE--Fulbright Grants--Fulbright Grants/Government
                                          Grants

04-25 August 98  Sender:  IREX Human Resources (hr@irex.org)
                 Subject: Internship Opportunity

05-25 August 98  Sender:  "Anne Gagarin" (annegagarin@email.msn.com)
                 Subject: Gagarin's property

06-25 August 98  Sender:  ali.yakhyaev@ru.pwcglobal.com
                 Subject: American MBA

07-25 August 98  Sender:  "Vladimir N. Kopylov" (vkopylov@issp.ac.ru)
                 Subject: channel  e-mail <---> traditional mail from abroad
                                          to Russia and back

08-25 August 98  Sender:  Connie Soles (csoles@macs.net)
                 Subject: Russian kids in concert

09-25 August 98  Sender:  YANKI PURSUN (puersuen@stud.uni-frankfurt.de)
                 Subject: Prices for Videorecorder in Russia

10-25 August 98  Sender:  Norov Timur (norov@khj.td.silk.org)
                 Subject: Please.

11-25 August 98  Sender:  "Russian-American Chamber of Comm.(Washington, DC)"
                           (rusric@erols.com)
                 Subject: Re:USEFUL INFORMATION REGARDING INT'L CALLS

12-25 August 98  Sender:  Ronn D Silverstein (silversr@fiu.edu)
                 Subject: expatriates

13-25 August 98  Sender:  Ali Yakhyaev (personalbox@iname.com)
                 Subject: Query

14-25 August 98  Sender:  Navruzova Zarina (nzarina@khj.td.silk.org)
                 Subject: From friend.

15-25 August 98  Sender:  "Makiko Sakiyama" (makikom@ba.mbn.or.jp)
                 Subject: Do you know them?

16-25 August 98  Sender:  "Center for Communications, Health, and the
                           Environment" (ceche@igc.apc.org)
                 Subject: GLobal Health and Environment Bulletin

17-25 August 98  Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
                 Subject: Internet Technologies Program

18-25 August 98  Sender:  "gary clark" (garyclark@hotmail.com)
                 Subject: THURSDAY THOUGHTS

19-25 August 98  Sender:  Noemi Nesseroba Gonçalves (noemi@iaccess.com.br)
                 Subject: Communication between Russia and other countries

20-25 August 98  Sender:  Maria (citzinfo@irk.ru)
                 Subject: Seeking for partners

21-25 August 98  Sender:  Aziza Bobokhojaeva (aziza@khj.td.silk.org)
                 Subject: From  Tajikistan


APPENDIX:        LISTSERV address & basic procedures

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WHAT'S NEW . . .


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RECENT GUESTBOOK ENTRIES . . .

** 01 **********************************************************************

Sender:  korintia16@hotmail.com
Subject: from Korintia

Hi, I'm looking for penpals from all over the world.  I am 35 years old,
happily married,and have three kids.  I would like to improve my German and
Spanish, but also my English.My interests are:children(of course),
languages, studying, music, singing,understand people, a little
diving,ceramics, travelling, painting, sewing,and in a few years sailing
with our boat.  Please write,male or female,soon!

** 02 **********************************************************************

Sender:  boatguy@bellsouth.net
Subject: from rick raymond

hello my name is rick raymond,i am interested in finding out about my
family history.all i currently know is that my grand mother's maiden name
is sokolov and was from the ukraine,and that my grandfathers original name
was either rafflowitz or rafolowitz from odessa.if anyone knows how i can
get more info please e-mail me at boatguy@bellsouth.net


** 03 **********************************************************************

Sender:  su2spy@aol.com
Subject: from Don Bowman

Hello - Privet, I hoping to meet english and russia speaking friends of
russia.  I have meet a few already from moscow,novosibirsk and irkutsk.  I
hope to meet many more basicly on thr trans siberian express train route.
I wish also to add st.petersburg to the list.  I have been to novosibirsk
three times for vacation-holiday andhope to back again this fall.  I will
answer all e-mail if in english.  I am sorry i only speak english and a
couple words of russian.  I wish to expand my knoledge of russia-siberia
about the people,culture,economics,geopraphy,etc.etc.  I am also beginning
to learn how to use may computer.  Again I will answer all e-mail.

sincerely Don Bowman

** 04 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Spalato@clear.net.nz
Subject: from Narrelle

Hi everyone I'm new to the internet and am very interested in
commuinicating with all sorts of people so Hi and write

** 05 **********************************************************************

Sender:  vlad.b@usa.net
Subject: from vladik

hello !  now i face the problem of earning money I'm 17 years old living in
Ukraine,Odessa if anyone has some ideas or advices write me.  I just
finished school and this summer entered the university in Odessa to be a
sociologist.  with best regards, Vlad.



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E-MAIL POSTINGS . . .

Please continue to send your e-mail to friends@solar.rtd.utk.edu.

** 01 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Laura Funk" (lfunk@natick-amed02.army.mil)
Subject: Help


I have a posting for the digest please!

Hello, my name is Laura Duncan and I am from the USA.  I am looking these
past five years for any information regarding my pen-pal of 10 years.
Suddenly my letters stopped reaching her and she continued writing to me
for almost 2 years before giving up.   Her name is Marina Nikolaeva.   Her
last known address was:  Gagarin Str 4-2, Orekhovo-Zuevo, 142612 Moscow
Region.   She is married to Mikhail Nikolaeva and has a young daughter
named Irina.   Marina was a graduate student at a Moscow Pedagogical
College and she was studying to be an English teacher. If anyone locates
her, please give her my name and address:  Laura Duncan, 2 Belmore Road,
Natick, MA 01760 USA.    I would greatly appreciate any information someone
might be able to find for me.   Thank you!

Laura Duncan

** 02 **********************************************************************

Sender:  IREX Human Resources (hr@irex.org)
Subject: Internship Opportunities


The IREX Internship Program

About IREX

Founded in 1968, the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)
provides field access for US specialists to scholars, policymakers, and
research resources of the Newly Independent States, Central and Eastern
Europe, and Mongolia.

IREX also designs and implements training programs to help policy and
academic specialists from the region overcome a legacy of international
isolation.  These programs draw on the resources of American policy and
academic communities to provide emerging leaders with opportunities to
develop new skills in local governance, journalism, curriculum development,
finance and entrepreneurship, parliamentary democracy, and ethnic-conflict
resolution.  IREX thereby enables them to make stronger contributions to
the transitions underway in their own countries.

In these efforts, IREX builds upon strong organizational alliances with
major US academic, government, foundation, business, and media partners.

Program Overview

The IREX Internship Program is designed to give students and young
professionals the opportunity to develop valuable skills and firsthand
experience in the field of international exchanges and training programs.

IREX interns work with staff to organize programs, policy forums,
conferences and orientations in addition to the daily administration of
various project objectives.  All internships are offered on an unpaid basis
and can be either part-time or full-time.  Interns will be given a signed
letter of recommendation upon the successful completion of their specific
program.

Length of Internships

All interns are expected to work a minimum of 15-20 hours per week.  The
actual schedule can be arranged ahead of time between the supervisor and
the intern.  IREX internships operate on a semester basis and are available
in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities of each intern will vary depending upon the nature of
their assigned programs and any educational agreement they may have with
their direct supervisor.  IREX strives to give each intern a certain
portion of substantive work in addition to administrative support
responsibilities.  On occasion, interns may be asked to perform functions
outside their normal role for the greater good of the organization.  IREX
staff will try to keep such times to a minimum.  Placement of interns in
various divisions is based on availability and the internís qualifications
or area background.  The IREX divisions include Central & Eastern Europe,
Eurasia, Policy & Infastructure, Institutional Partnerships Project,
Professional Media Programs, Asia Programs, and The Democratic Transitions
Project.

Desired Background

        Academic knowledge of Eurasia, the Baltics, or Central & Eastern
Europe
        Language, cultural, and travel experience in the above regions Genuine
        interest in international relations, education, and exchanges
Excellent
        communication skills

Eligibility & Application Process

Applicants must have at least a college sophomore standing at the time of
application.  Students are asked to submit a cover letter which includes
interests, college coursework or relevant experience, and availability, a
current resume and a 3-5 page writing sample on a topic related to their
field of study.  A personal interview may be requested but a telephone
interview is often sufficient.

All applications should be sent to:

HR/Interns
IREX
1616 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
fax: (202) 628-8189
e-mail: hr@irex.org

** 03 **********************************************************************

Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: IIE--Fulbright Grants--Fulbright Grants/Government Grants

SPONSOR:  Institute of International Education

SYNOPSIS: Support is provided to U.S. citizens for graduate study for one
academic year in Hungary, Iceland, Poland, Romania, Spain, and Syria. Specific
benefits and special requirements of foreign government grants are listed
below. Foreign grants may be supplemented by Fulbright travel grants, or
by a student's own funds.

DEADLINES:  10-23-1998

OBJECTIVES: The sponsor provides grants to U.S. citizens for graduate study
for one academic year in Hungary, Iceland, Poland, Romania, Spain, and
Syria. Foreign grants may be supplemented by Fulbright travel grants, or
a student's own funds. Awards are available for study in all fields in
Finland and Romania. Restrictions, preferences, and special opportunities
for the remaining countries are given below.

HUNGARY--Applications are welcome in all fields of study; however, preference
will be given to subjects in arts and humanities/history, literature, music,
folklore, film, social sciences as they relate to recent changes in Hungary,
political science, comparative politics, the history and culture of East
Central Europe and in certain fields of science, e.g., mathematics.

ICELAND--Excellent opportunities exist in language and literature, mainly
at the University of Iceland. Fields of study include Old Norse, modern
Icelandic, Eddic poetry, the sagas, and modern Icelandic literature.
Applications
in sciences and arts are also welcome.

POLAND--Grantees in the creative arts, particularly weaving, must donate
at least one major work of art to their host institution in Poland, if
required, before returning to the U.S. Candidates interested in study at
the Lodz Film School are advised not to apply for study unless they are
prepared to enroll in the school's three- year degree program; it is possible
to study the history of film at the University of Lodz, in a one-year program
separate from the film school.

ROMANIA--a knowledge of spoken and written Romanian is required. French
is a useful second language throughout Romania.

SPAIN--Projects on issues dealing with contemporary Spanish issues are
favored, but projects in all fields will be considered.

SYRIA--Study in the modern social sciences is not recommended. Grantees
are placed at the University of Damascus, where they audit and regularly
attend at least two undergraduate courses, following the same course of
studies pursued by Syrian students; these courses typically include history,
law, Islamic arts, and sciences.

RESTRICTIONS: Eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens. Generally, applicants
must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent, but may not hold a doctoral
degree. Preference is given to applicants who have received the majority
of their high school and undergraduate education in the U.S. Proficiency
in the host country's predominant language is often required. Candidates
should have a general knowledge of the history, culture, and current events
of the countries to which they are applying. Applicants may apply to only
one country. For grants to Hungary, applicants should have previous experience
in the proposed field of study. M.A. and Ph.D. candidates are preferred,
although graduating seniors will be considered. For grants to Iceland,
advanced graduate students, capable of working independently, are preferred;
graduating seniors applying for Icelandic language study will also be
considered.
For grants to Poland, excellent Polish is required for drama and film studies.
For grants to Romania, advanced graduate students who plan to carry out
individual research and study are preferred; grantees wishing to do field
work are advised to expect difficulties and delays in getting necessary
approvals. For grants to Spain, holders of M.A. degrees with well-defined
projects, as well as advanced graduate students working on their Ph.D.
dissertations, will be considered. For grants to Syria, Ph.D.
dissertation-level
candidates can be considered only if they agree to certain conditions,
including placement only at the University of Damascus, where they must
maintain regular attendance as auditors at a minimum of two undergraduate
courses and follow the same course of studies taken by their Syrian
counterparts.

MONETARY: The following number of grants is anticipated: for Hungary, ten;
for Iceland, one; for Poland, ten; for Romania, seven; for Spain, ten;
and for Syria, not specified. The number of grants awarded varies. Duration
of the award varies from country to country but is generally for one academic
year, from September/October to June. Specific benefits of the awards vary
from country to country. For grants to Hungary, fees will be considered
on an individual basis; the Fulbright grant to Hungary will provided a
fixed-sum payment equal to at least the cost of round-trip transportation
for the grantee, plus a monthly stipend. For grants to Poland, the basic
amount of the Fulbright grant is 975 zl per month and will be increased
for grantees with dependents; housing may be provided by Polish universities.
For grants to Romania, the basic amount of the Fulbright grant is a monthly
stipend of 831,000 lei, and will be increased for grantees with dependents;
students will live in university apartments, but housing for large families
is hard to secure. Grantees for Spain in music and the fine arts should
plan to bring additional personal funds to cover costs of materials, studio
space, and practicing facilities. For grants to Syria, the university provides
monthly stipends to cover nominal dorm fees and other living costs. Tuition
and student health insurance are provided by the Syrian government. The
award is supplemented by a Fulbright grant; the monthly Fulbright stipend
is adequate to provide a comfortable standard of living, including the
costs of rental housing, food, study and research, travel, entertainment,
and miscellaneous expenses. Stipends will not be adjusted during the tenure
of the grant, and students may wish to have additional personal funds available
to cover any extraordinary expenses.

CONTACT INFO: 809 United Nations Plaza; New York, NY 10017-3580

Telephone:  212-984-5330; FAX:  212-984-5325

** 04 **********************************************************************

Sender:  IREX Human Resources (hr@irex.org)
Subject: Internship Opportunity


INTERNATIONAL/FINANCE/ACCOUNTING

FINANCE INTERN

The International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX), a leader in 
international education and training, seeks a highly motivated and 
organized intern to participate in a paid internship with its Finance 
Division.  Duties will include organizing journal entry files and printing 
reports.  Requirements: be pursuing either a finance or accounting degree, 
possess strong organizational skills, and general office skills (filing, 
typing, and Microsoft Office).  The internship will last approximately one 
to two months, possibly longer.  The intern will be expected to work 10 
hours per week; times are flexible to allow for class attendance.  For more 
information on IREX, visit our website at www.irex.org.  Send resume and 
cover letter to:

IREX, HR/Finance Intern
1616 H St, NW
Washington, DC  20006
Fax: (202) 628-8189
E-mail: hr@irex.org
No phone calls please

** 05 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Anne Gagarin" (annegagarin@email.msn.com)
Subject: Gagarin's property

Hello,

My family owned properties in Tambov. would you have pictures? I am writing
a book about my family, and anything related to them is greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Anne Gagarin

** 06 **********************************************************************

Sender:  ali.yakhyaev@ru.pwcglobal.com
Subject: American MBA


Hello, dear friends,

Some of you, may be just like me, are thinking about an American MBA.

Any ideas about sources of finance available in Russia?

Send them to: personalbox@iname.com. I will share mine!

Ali

** 07 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Vladimir N. Kopylov" (vkopylov@issp.ac.ru)
Subject: channel  e-mail <---> traditional mail from abroad to Russia and back


Dear friends, partners and INFO-RUSS  members.

This preliminary version of the project is published in the Internet to
know your oppinion if this service is needed.  Yours positive oppinions are
extrimely needed to append them as approval to the project application.
Your comments, suggestions and approval letters send to vkopylov@issp.ac.ru
or friends@solar.cini.utk.edu Doing this you increase of chance of existing
of the service and decrease time of its appearing.  Hoping on your help and
support, yours sincerely Vladimir Kopylov.

Title of the project:

Organising and support of new communication channel between Russia and
abroad e-mail <---> traditional mail conversion.

Goal of the project: To
improve mutial understanding and communication over the world.

It is very important to improve some aspects of any international
communications between people from various countries, especially
between FSU and other countries.

To improve these relationships it is supposed to organise a new additional
service to involve a lot of people who have no access to the Internet in
the communication .  This service will convert e-mail into usual (surface
mail) and back and thus a lot of Russian people who has no Internet access
will get a new unique excellent additional possibility to communicate with
their friends, partners and relatives.  It is supposed that e-mail coming
from abroad to Russia will be printed out and send to Russian recepients by
usual mail.  On the other hand letters from Russia to abroad coming to the
service will be scanned and will send as e-mail.  I hope that some sponsors
and foundations will support this service and thas this service will be
absolutely free for letters from abroad to Russia.  For back transportation
users from Russia will pay only for sending within Russia.  This
information and further detailes will be published in
http://vladimir-k.kremlin.msk.ru/mailemail.html

I think that only small financial support will be needed for this new
service.  The main part of this will be needed to cover postal expendetures
within Russia and salary of secretary who will make daily work.  It is
supposed that letters will send and receive through one of central Moscow
post offises daily to minimaze delay with delivery.  If the preliminary
experience will be positive this service we will be propagated waidly
within Russia (by making a net of such services in some regions of Russia).


Dear friends, parners and INFO-RUSS members.  This preliminary version of
the project is published in the Internet to know your opinion if this
service is needed.  Yours positive oppinions are extremely needed to append
them as approval to the project application.  Your comments, suggestions
and approval letters send to vkopylov@issp.ac.ru or
friends@solar.cini.utk.edu doing this you increase of chance of existing of
the service and decrease time of its appearing.  Hoping on your help and
support, yours sincerely Vladimir Kopylov.

** 08 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Connie Soles (csoles@macs.net)
Subject: Russian kids in concert

Hello,
I need your help in marketing a video and/or CD of Alexey Tchernikov and
Sasha Klitchanovsky in classical piano concert recorded by Fred and
Connie's production company, Music, Macs, & MIDI Prod. on July 25, 1998
at Christopher Newport University.  I have been to Korolev twice, and
Ukraine once on the 'Ultimate Cruise" with the Russia/West Virginia
Foundation.  Many of the people in West Virginia who know me have
already heard Alexey and Sasha perform the past two summers as guests of
WVA Governor's School.  Each year their ability level improves.  My
husband and I paid for three roundtrip tickets from Moscow to Wash., D.
C. and paid all concert/publicity costs.  We need the foundation and
friends of the foundation help us recoup approximately 6-7 K investment.
Because we didn't know until three days before the concert if they could
even get out of Russia because of visa problems, we had almost no time
to advertise the way we would have wanted to.  However the performance
is incredible and I am so glad I hired a videographer so that all the
people who were on vacation or had other commitments can enjoy the
marvelous concert.

The videos are in VHS format and are currently available for a total of
$19.00.  The CD's will be available in 10 days to two weeks at $9.95 (
talking to the CD producer tomorrow and the CD price is tenative now)

Please let me know in what format you would like to receive a promo of
this concert to be viewed on the Net by interested parties.

Thanks for your help
Connie Soles
Music, Macs, & MIDI Productions

** 09 **********************************************************************

Sender:  YANKI PURSUN (puersuen@stud.uni-frankfurt.de)
Subject: Prices for Videorecorder in Russia


Hi!

How much is a new, simple videorecorder in Russia approx. in Ruble and US
Dollar? Which standard is sold in Russia?

Thanks
Yanki

** 10 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Norov Timur (norov@khj.td.silk.org)
Subject: Please.


HI for all. How are you? I'm fine.
My name is Timur. My surname is Norov. I'm 16 years old. I study in
school N13, and I also study in English and Deutch centres.
 I should like find some penfriends. Please, who would like to make
contact with me though E-mail, write me.
    Your friend Tom.

** 11 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Russian-American Chamber of Comm.(Washington, DC)" (rusric@erols.com)
Subject: Re:USEFUL INFORMATION REGARDING INT'L CALLS



New useful program was offered to us by one of our members. First time
ever, the largest Canadian-American Telecom company gives just for 49.9
cents per minute to call to Russia and NIS. This service worked 24 hours
with the excellent quality.  No hidden costs, no necessity to switch from
your current provider.  This information, perhaps will be useful to the
list members.

Anyone interested is welcome to contact our Washington DC office and we'll
give you a lead.

Karl

** 12 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Ronn D Silverstein (silversr@fiu.edu)
Subject: expatriates



My first post. Do any members know the web address for any american or
canadian expatriates living in Russia? I am planning to move there in the
next 6 months or so. I was hoping that the American or Canadian (I am
both) community in Russia might have an infoormation site on the web?

Thanks

Ronn
silversr@fiu.edu

** 13 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Ali Yakhyaev (personalbox@iname.com)
Subject: Query

Dear Friends & Partners,

Thanks for the fact you exist. I am your thankful subscriber and I am
interested to know anything valuable about sources of financing an
American MBA here in Russia (educational loans).

I would appreciate any information,

Sincerely,
Ali Yakhyaev

** 14 **********************************************************************

Sender:  Navruzova Zarina (nzarina@khj.td.silk.org)
Subject: From friend.


  Hi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My name is Zarina I am from Tajikistan.I`m girl and I am 14. I study
school. I would like to have friends from the different continents.
I think you will Write me,OK?
Your friend Zarina.
________________________________________________________________

  Navruzova Zarina
         nzarina@khj.td.silk.org

** 15 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Makiko Sakiyama" (makikom@ba.mbn.or.jp)
Subject: Do you know them?


To whom may concern:

Does anyone know Igor Alexandvich Camesh and Roman who come from
Vladivostok?  I met them on the Russian ship called "Palada" in Japan last
April.  The ship was owned by the company called "Dabriva" and it was for
students.  Unfortunately, I couldn't receive their airmails.  If anyone
knows about them or their school, please contact me.

Makiko
E-mail: makikom@ba.mbn.or.jp

** 16 **********************************************************************

Sender:  "Center for Communications, Health, and the Environment"
         (ceche@igc.apc.org)
Subject: GLobal Health and Environment Bulletin


Dear Colleague:

As many of you are aware, the Center for Communications, Health and the
Environment (CECHE) currently produces the Global Health and Environment
Bulletin, which formerly existed as two separate bulletins, The
Environmental Cooperation bulletin and the Health Promotion Bulletin.

We invite you to submit information regarding new developments, current
events, activities, or projects related to health and environmental issues
that you would like to have included in the October issue.  As with each of
the previous bulletins, we will not be publishing articles or reports in
their entirety, rather summarizing them in order to include as many as
possible.  Although we cannot assure that all submissions will be included
due to space constraints, we encourage you to send what you feel is relevant
to the topics of health and the environment.  This information will be
disseminated globally in order to reach as many people as possible.  Please
email us your reports/information at <ceche@igc.org>, or fax us at
+(202)-965-5996 by September 11th, in order to expedite the release of the
next issue.

We are also asking that you send email addresses of colleagues whom you feel
would benefit from receiving this bulletin.  We sould be happy to add them
to our mailing list.  If you have not already done so, please send us your
contact information so that we can be aware of our subscribers.  We would
need the following: Name, Title, Organization, Address, Phone, Fax, Email.
This information will remain confidential.

Also, if you would like to be taken off this list, please send a message
saying "unsubscribe <your email>" and we will be happy to comply.

Thank you for your time.  We look forward to your contributions.

Stephanie ADrian
Program Officer, Editor
Center for Communications, Health and the Environment
3333 K STreet, NW, Suite 110
Washington, D.C.  20007
Phone: (202)-965-5990

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Sender:  gcole@solar.rtd.utk.edu
Subject: Internet Technologies Program

SPONSOR:  National Science Foundation

SYNOPSIS: The Advanced Networking Infrastructure (ANI) Program, through
its Internet Technologies activity, supports the goal of accelerating R&D
in strategic technologies. The purpose is to improve the operational or
functional capabilities of the Internet and related collateral efforts
for the benefit of the research and education community.

DEADLINES:  OPEN

OBJECTIVES: In pursuing it's goal of accelerating research and development
strategic technologies, the sponsor supports projects which improve the
operational or functional capabilities of the Internet and related collateral
efforts for the benefit of the research and education community. Areas
of support include but are not limited to complex network monitoring, problem
detection and resolution mechanisms; development of automated and advanced
network tools, networked applications tools or network-based middleware;
and creation of usable and widely deployable networking applications that
promote collaborative research and information sharing. Proposed projects
should enhance knowledge in unresolved Internet-related areas of discovery
and development.

Examples of potential areas of support are: new approaches for improved
performance and reliability of the Internet or networked information; security
mechanisms for access, authentication, privacy, authorization; management
tools for advanced networks; management tools for high performance networking
(QoS delivery, scheduling mechanisms, accounting systems); wireless, satellite
and other alternatives to tethered (wireline) terrestrial network connectivity;
implementations of application-level protocols that improve and facilitate
information processing; improved access and/or utility of networks for
research and education.

RESTRICTIONS: Proposals are accepted from colleges, universities, and other
non-profit and for-profit institutions in the United States. In some instances,
single investigator projects will be appropriate; for others, it may be
necessary to mount a large team effort. Proposals involving collaboration
with researchers and use of facilities of other countries or international
groups are welcome, provided support is requested only for the U.S. portion
of the collaborative effort.

MONETARY: While the full range is eligible for consideration, all proposals
must provide a convincing rationale and justification for the level of
effort proposed. Most awards are anticipated to fall between $50,000-$300,000
per year for up to three years. A request for projects ranging in size
up to $1 million per year for up to three years will be considered if
exceptional
circumstances justify it. In all cases, the project must be designed so
that its impact can be felt during the next two- to- five years. Cost sharing
is encouraged. The amount of available funding per year for this activity
is expected to be up to $5 million.

CONTACT INFO: 4201 Wilson Boulevard; Arlington, VA 22230

_________________________
Telephone:  703-306-1949; Email Address:  ani-itp@nsf.gov

Program Number:  043315

Source of Information: NSF Program Announcement; ;

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Sender:  "gary clark" (garyclark@hotmail.com)
Subject: THURSDAY THOUGHTS


Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

Thursday, August 13th on the living Earth that is 4.6 Billion Years of
Experience


Hello to all friends & family.   Hope you are well & in good spirits!


THURSDAY THOUGHTS


Revel in Every Thing's Thingness.

Beauty is in the Beholder of the Eye.

For me, a painting is that place where the sacred gathers & manifests
itself through the dynamic interplay of energy, color, form, & personal
expression.

I look with all I am to find more of my self in each vision.

Take Care of the Dwelling

Gary

garyclark@hotmail.com
angelfire.com/fl/garyclark

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Sender:  Noemi Nesseroba Gonçalves (noemi@iaccess.com.br)
Subject: Communication between Russia and other countries


Iam very interested in your idea. Please e-mail me all details, as I
intend to belong and support.

Due to political reasons my family changed our name and fled Russia
during the revolution. I alays wanted to know if I have any relatives
alive.

Let's talk about.
--

Noemi Nesseroba GonÁalves
Editora Betelgeuse
mailto:noemi@iaccess.com.br
mailto:noemi@matrix.com.br

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Sender:  Maria (citzinfo@irk.ru)
Subject: Seeking for partners


To whom it may concern:

Joint-stock company Irkutskdortechcomplect is seeking for partners in
cooperation on chemical production such as:
neutral calcium hidrochlorite, menthil cellulose, ethil celluloser,
purified sodium hidroxide, technical sodium hidroxide, metallic sodium,
technical metallic potassium, emulsive polyvinylchloride,
trichloroethylene.

You can send your e-mails to : citzinfo@irk.ru
0r tel/fax[ (3952)46-40-76
To Zaitzev

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Sender:  Aziza Bobokhojaeva (aziza@khj.td.silk.org)
Subject: From  Tajikistan


   Hello , my  name  is  Aziza. I want to have  friends  from other
   countries. Would you  help me to find  them.I`m  17. I am a girl.


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