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Johns Hopkins SAIS Around the World: Amsterdam, Netherlands

May 31st, 2016

Johns Hopkins SAIS Around the World: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Event on 2016-06-30 13:00:00
Johns Hopkins SAIS Around the World The Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni network is 18,000+ strong and spans the globe, working in every sector and industry.  This summer, our global alumni network is availing themselves to speak with prospective students in small, intimate gatherings around the world. The Office of Admissions has made it easy for prospective students to meet our accomplished alumni in designated locations throughout the United States and abroad. Our graduates have studied at our campuses in Washington, D.C.; Bologna, Italy; and Nanjing, China, and they now have influential careers in the public, private, non-profit, and multilateral sectors which shape and define world affairs. Take this opportunity to do further research on Johns Hopkins SAIS and learn why our alumni chose to study economics, politics, security, and diplomacy at one of the most prestigious graduate schools of international affairs. Come hear how they pursued their passion, the great moments and talented friends they still cherish, the classes and faculty that transformed their outlook on the world and the strategies that helped them land a successful career in today’s global environment.   You need only pay for a beverage or light refreshment, if you want. There is no other cost to you. Sign up for an “Around the World” meeting today and explore the unlimited opportunities a Johns Hopkins SAIS degree can offer! Around the World: Amsterdam, Netherlands will be held at Cafe-Restaurant Dauphine. For a full list of Around the World Cities, click here.

at Club Dauphine
Prins Bernhardplein 175
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Serenade! Celebration in Gaithersburg (Ensembles from Japan, USA, Netherlands)

May 13th, 2016

Serenade! Celebration in Gaithersburg (Ensembles from Japan, USA, Netherlands)
Event on 2016-06-25 15:30:00
The sixth annual Serenade! Washington, D.C. Choral Festival, June 23-27, 2016, continues on June 25th with a concert at 3:30pm at Asbury Methodist Village (Gaithersburg, MD) featuring Kobra Ensemble (Netherlands), Tucson Girls Chorus (USA), and Ensemble Planeta (Japan). Free performance. Suggested donation -. The Kobra Ensemble consists of Ingrid Doude of Troostwijk, Star Rabbit, Lea Klarenbeek, Lonneke Cones, Saskia For Bach and Pitou Nicolaes. Since its founding in 2010 they have developed a unique style, which is characterized by a diverse musicality and a lively stage presence. With a mix of early and contemporary classical works, folk music and close harmony, Kobra impresses audiences with their amazing chamber music abilities. The ensemble also crosses artistic boundaries by collaborating with other art forms: several costume designers, visual artists, video artists, instrumentalists, composers and arrangers. Ensemble Planeta, a female group of four Japanese singers, is known for their performance of the works of Bach, Brahms, Schubert and other classical composers and traditional European folk music. Their exceptional voices feature non-vibrato style, which takes audiences inside a unique worldview of timeless and cross-genre repertoire. The songs are arranged and produced by Nahoko Kakiage, the recognized creator of classical crossover style of music in Japan. This is the ensembles first visit to the United States. Founded in 1985, the Tucson Girls Chorus is recognized as an outstanding choral education program working with girls from Kindergarten through High School in seven choirs. The two upper choirs tour nationally and internationally, and have produced CDs.

at Asbury Methodist Village, Rosborough Theater
301 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, United States

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President Obama’s Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands

June 5th, 2014

President Obama and Prime Minister Rutte of the Netherlands speak to the press after a bilateral meeting a the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Mar…

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) (14 PDU) Zeist, Netherlands June 10-11

May 12th, 2014

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) (14 PDU) Zeist, Netherlands June 10-11
Event on 2014-06-10 09:00:00

Are you a PMI Netherlands Memebr? Are you attending PMI Netherlands Summit? Discounted prices may be available for this class. Please check the discount page for details.

This two-day Certified ScrumMaster course provides the foundations of Scrum practices and Agile thinking for your team including the ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Developers, Testers, Business Analysts, andManagement (Project Managers and other Management members). On completion of the course and a successful completion of a post-course online evaluation at Scrum Alliance, you will be registered as Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) with a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance.

No death by Powerpoint in this class!

Unlike other training programs, this is an experiential learning workshop where your will experience what you are learning thru carefully designed activities, well-facilitated discussions, some lecture, and some practice exams. This is not your typical training where the instructor tells you everything from the podium using a power point presentation. Attendees will receive a rich workbook, reading materials that they can use personally or for educating their organization.

About the Instructor

Manoj Vadakkan is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile software development consultant. Manoj has experience in helping companies adopting an Agile way of working. He conducts Scrum trainings all over the world. Manoj has 20 years of experience in Software Development and Project Management.  He shares his experiences by presenting at national and international conferences and by his active participation in the Washington DC Metro area Agile community as a leadership team member of Agile Leadership Network DC chapter ( and a co-founder and organizer of the premier DC-area Agile conference, Agile DC ( More about Manoj on the about page What are they saying about Manoj's training?

The Instructor was very knowledgable and incorporated very useful and engaging activities to help learn the Scrum framework. "Excellent Training" – Ms. Yvette G.

The way the [CSM] workshop was held was very interactive and kept everyone involved. – Mr. Abhijeet B.

Over the course of 30 years I have attended many classes taught by instructors of varying expertise. Manoj is one of the finest instructors I have encountered, his teaching style is engaging and his understanding of the subject is excellent. He keeps the class involved and we in turn learn. His examples are relevant and serve to drive home the specific topic he is teaching.  – Mr. Jim F.

Manoj was the Scrum/Agile Framework and Principles instructor for a class I took under him in May 2011. I found him and his class most instructive… we covered a lot of territory; he was very hands on, thorough, knowledgeable and followed up afterwards above and beyond what was expected. I highly recommend Manoj. – Mr. Matt K.

[Manoj] was a very engaging trainer and used tools outside of a technology to help us learn and interact with one another. I have been practicing agile within my organization for some time now, but Manoj helped educate me further on the various frameworks within agile that I was more unfamiliar with.  – Ms. Mallory M.

Come prepared to actively participate in exercises and discussions. Attendees will go back with knowledge and skills that you can start using with your teams and organizations on the next day. Come with a beginners mind : In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few. This training will help you see new possibilities and learn techniques to come up with your own solutions for your challenges.

Manoj Vadakkan is a practitioner who enjoys helping individuals, teams, and organizations practice Agile well. He will help you learn Scrum practices from his wide array of experience within small & large, private & government, software & non-software, co-located & distributed organizations. Join this workshop to learn from a practitioner!

Manoj will be available to answer questions even after the workshop to help you with taking the test and more importantly to answer questions you may have when practicing what you learned. Based on availability, attendees may schedule a limited number of short calls to get answers for their follow up questions after the training. We want you to be successful in adopting Scrum in your organization.

You want to bring this training or customized training to your organization? Contact Manoj about private classes.

at Theater Figi Zeist
Het Rond 2
Zeist, Netherlands

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Studio Radio Netherlands Worldwide

November 6th, 2011

Check out these Radio images:

Studio Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Image by Gerard’s World
On 5 January 2010 we visited the new studio complex of Radio Netherlands, where we were invited to an interview about our life in Australia.

Radio days (1)
Image by photosan0
It still has that warm old fashioned radio sound. The wiring has deteriorated over the years. I’m afraid that plugging it in the mains will result in my electrocution or a blown fuse.
On the front are the names of the radiostations: Malmö, Motula, Kiev, Reykjavik, Lulea, Kuopio, Sottens, Falun, Athlone, Wilno…..

HAM RADIO 2010 Flea Market in Friedrichshafen
Image by gynti_46
Mini radios viewed on Flea Market.

(by I2HNX)

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