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Analytics 2011 Conference

From http://www.sas.com/events/analytics/us/

The Analytics 2011 Conference Series combines the power of SAS’s M2010 Data Mining Conference and F2010 Business Forecasting Conference into one conference covering the latest trends and techniques in the field of analytics. Analytics 2011 Conference Series brings the brightest minds in the field of analytics together with hundreds of analytics practitioners. Join us as these leading conferences change names and locations. At Analytics 2011, you’ll learn through a series of case studies, technical presentations and hands-on training. If you are in the field of analytics, this is one conference you can’t afford to miss.

Conference Details

October 24-25, 2011
Grande Lakes Resort
Orlando, FL

Analytics 2011 topic areas include:

  • Data Mining
  • Forecasting
  • Text Analytics
  • Fraud Detection
  • Data Visualization (more…)

New Year Resolutions (mostly)

Top  New Year Resolutions

I will lose (or do less of)-

  • weight (in pounds or kilos)
  • double (or triple chins)
  • stretch marks,cellulite, acne
  • generally try and eat /drink/smoke less

I will gain (or do more of)

  • exercise
  • more time with family
  • write my book/blog/poetry

I will quit (or stop doing this)

  • smoking
  • drinking
  • miscellaneous time or health wasting addictions

I will start (initiative)

  • my secret hobby (blog)
  • my latent fantasy (business)
  • something I always wanted to do but didnt, and so likely wouldnt, but it looks good on the list (vacation)
  • keeping my new year resolutions because my spouse and kids forced me to (but not say so too loudly).

Happy New resolutions folks

Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving Id

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_al-Adha

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ‘Īdu l-’Aḍḥā) or “Festival of Sacrifice” or

“Greater Eid” is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims

worldwide to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to

sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma’il) as an act of obedience to God, before

God intervened to provide him with a ram (uncastrated male sheep) to

sacrifice instead.[1]

The meat is divided into three parts to be distributed to others. The family retains one third of the share, another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors, and the other third is given to the poor & needy.

Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, whose basis comes from Sura 2 (Al-Baqara) Ayah 196 in the Qur’an.

 

The incident with Abraham and God is also mentioned in Old Testament

1431 (Islamic Calendar): November 16, 2010.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binding_of_Isaac

The Binding of Isaac, in Genesis 22:1-24 is a story from the Hebrew Bible in which God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, on Mount Moriah.

The narration is referred to as the Akedah (עקדה) or Akedat Yitzchak (עקידת יצחק) in Hebrew and as the Dhabih (ذبيح) in Arabic. The sacrifice itself is called an Olah in Hebrew — for the significance of sacrifices, especially in Biblical times, see korban.

Thanksgiving

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thanksgiving#cite_note-Encyclop.C3.A6dia_Britannica-0

Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada.

Thanksgiving was a holiday to express thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation to God, family and friends for which all have been blessed of material possessions and relationships.

Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. This holiday has since moved away from its religious roots.

Note from Ajay-

Goats are slaughtered on Id and Turkeys on Thanksgiving

Happy Holidays to you.

Related Articles-

http://decisionstats.com/2010/09/18/happy-yom-kippur/

http://www.oyate.org/resources/shortthanks.html

(Id is  a holiday in secular India as we celebrate Minority Festivals-by constitutional law )

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