Online Political Election Voting System Based On Blockchain Technology

We hear about Blockchain and Bitcoin every day; however, it should be noted that Blockchain is way beyond Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. It is a platform which is being used for carrying out economic transactions in the most incorruptible way. As a matter of fact, this technology can be used not only for economic transactions but for anything of value in a virtual way. Blockchain is being used in the pharmaceutical industry, fashion and accessory industry, food safety industry, airlines industry and many more.

In a world where technology has reached a point where scientists are coming up with flying cars, why is one of the essential systems that form the government of a country still unsecured and rigged? With the advancement of technology, everything has become a lot more transparent and convenient, then why is this technology not being used to carry out easy and fair elections? In most countries, voting is a right for every adult. Then why doesn’t the entire adult population of a country go ahead to vote on the Election Day? Maybe because the voting center is too far. People have to go and stand in huge lines just to cast a single vote. Some even believe that their vote doesn’t count because of unfair election results.

The solution to this huge problem has finally arrived. A platform that allows blending the perfect combination of technology and politics into one. This results in the invention of Blockchain Voting. If this technology can be used for so many other purposes, why can it not be used for the most important function that is voting? Blockchain voting is an online voting platform that allows a secure, hassle-free, reliable and quick method for the sole purpose of voting for an election. Blockchain voting can completely change the way we vote for the best. It will leave no scope of doubt or question in the voter’s mind.

In the modern day and age of technology, there are certain things that work best through the old ways only. However, voting is not one of those things. Voting is the process by which the citizens of a country choose their leaders. This process should be highly secure, fair and absolutely accurate; all which are the characteristics of blockchain. Blockchain Voting is immutable, transparent and cannot be hacked into in order to change the results. Blockchain Voting is an effective means to conduct elections. This will ensure that there is no voter fraud and no repetition of votes leading to a fair election. Blockchain Voting is the need of today’s democratic and adult population who believes that they can bring a change in this world.

The stakeholders involved in Blockchain Voting would be same as the stakeholders in the conventional method of voting. This revolutionary change can encourage a lot of people of the vote. Anyone who has an internet connection and is an adult which means they have the right to vote is eligible to be a part of this process of Blockchain Voting.The use of this technology from a voter’s point of view is very simple.

Anyone with a phone and internet access will easily be able to understand the specifications of the platform. The citizens who are voting don’t have to wait in long lines and don’t have to travel a lot to go and vote. This quick and hassle-free method of voting will engage more and more people to participate in the voting process and be a part of a more democratic world. This is definitely a cheaper and simpler method of conducting elections. As soon as various governments realize the importance of introducing this technology into their political environment, the better it will for nations to have easy and fair elections.

The Green Man, Venus and Their Place in Modern Life

Tannhäuser and Venus – Still Showstoppers

The recently finished Tannhäuser revival at the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, broke all daftness records, but is the production we shall remember. Was it the 40 hospital beds on stage for the exhausted returning pilgrims, or the 20 suits of armour that were raised and lowered randomly, throughout the 3 hours – sometimes replaced with a set of devils? Silly theatre can be so powerful!

During the overture, Tannhäuser, (played by a stunt man) is lowered the 50 feet or so from the top of the stage, waving arms and legs. He takes several minutes to descend into a sea of female flesh, albeit with artificial breasts. I assume, there cannot be a female chorus, so well endowed, with not a wobble in sight. I wondered what the women would do with Tannhäuser’s full suit of armour once he was beneath the sea of limbs. I wasn’t disappointed. During the crescendo of brass, bits of armour were thrown up from the depths and then appeared the real, exhausted Tannhäuser, ready for his domestic with Venus.

Why is Venus important to us in 2017, or why was she important in 12th century Christian Germany, or 19th century Paris? Why is she a key figure in Wagner’s opera, Tannhäuser? I believe it is because she is a good vehicle for the artist to express creativity and challenge popular ideas. That is the role of the artist.

Pagans helped us to Chrstianity

We can understand why Wagner uses Venus as a dramatic vehicle, but why does St. Chad’s Church in Harpswell have William Harrington, (rector, died 1350), resting on a superb Green Man? The Cathedral in Würzburg has a Green Man overlooking God. Nicosia churches have multiple Green Men. The 13th century minstrels were fascinated by Venus.

Is there a connection? Is there an explanation?

Waldemar Januszczak has an offering I’d like to test. In his fascinating BBC4 program on the Dark Ages, he pointed out that early portrayals of Christ gave him a feminine, or at least very boyish face. Only later, with the Mary cult well established in Christianity, do Jesus depictions move toward the heroic Jupiter-face. Waldemar explains thus. Early Christianity had an image problem – how to appeal to the 50% of the population, who were women. To get around this, artists often went for an androgynous Jesus. The later, post Mary-Cult version of Jesus with Jupiter’s face, was designed to bring the pagans on board, without detaching them from their old religion.

Once one starts looking, Waldemar’s argument stands up in many scenarios.

St. George’s female side is beautifully portrayed in any number of early 15th century sculptures by Bernd Notke. The Katherine Church in Lübeck has plaster copies. One of them cannot be a mistake. George is more feminine than the princess waiting to be saved from the dragon. Is the female George another example of the boyish Jesus?

It didn’t happen in a day.

During early Christianity, there were still pockets of pagan sympathy, and belief in gods such as Venus was a staging post between pagan and full Christian. Venus helped keep new Christians in their old comfort zone. Minstrels and poets used her to express sides of their characters, that were no longer acceptable as medieval Christian dinner talk. Was an androgynous St. George a useful comforter for both genders? Why did Venus reappear so many years after her demise as a Roman goddess?

The theory is, that the middle ages were not as Christian as our history lessons have us believe. For example, the Slav King Jaczo, reigned over the area we now call Berlin Brandenburg. He crossed to Christianity in 1154. That was when, with his horse sinking exhausted into the Havel, he did a few try-out prayers to various deities. Things improved after summoning Christ and his horse was helped to the bank of the river. He decided to become a follower, but did he give up his three-headed pagan god Triglav, immediately? Probably not. We all need islands of safety within our vision, before we can take the leap.

Wagner and Venus

Time to apply Waldemar’s theory to Wagner’s Tannäuser. Wagner merged two medieval sagas for his opera. That apart, he remained (nearly) faithful to the original yarns.

Venus lived in the Venusberg, somewhere in what is now Thuringia. Tannhäuser told Venus that he wanted to leave her, because he missed the sky and birdsong. The Venusberg was subterranean, in a mountain, rather than on it, and hidden from mortals. Hold that thought. The protruding bone, which supports female pubic hair is called the mons veneris in anatomy – Latin for Mount of Venus. In the saga, men who entered the Venusberg, accepted perdition.

Let’s assume Venus and Tannhäuser were in a vast cavern, waited on by as much voluptuous flesh as a man could want to gaze upon and sample. You can have too much of a good thing – apparently. Tannhäuser, after an hour of operatic wailing, shouting and accusations, leaves Venus, and returns to the Wartburg. This medieval castle is on a mountain in Thuringia, and is where the rest of the operatic action takes place. The hall can still be visited. In the Wartburg, he rediscovers his love for Elizabeth, the symbol of Christian female purity. She is waiting to be taken and dominated by an honourable knight. Tannhäuser, a knight and minstrel, had been her dream man, before he went sampling without portfolio in the Venusberg.

Tannhäuser gets embroiled in a singing contest on the theme of true love. Elizabeth’s hand is the prize for the winner. Tannhäuser’s friend Wolfram, dutifully sings of pure love – no lust. Tannhäuser blows a gasket and tells them that a bit of lusting after flesh hurt no one. Elizabeth is enthusiastic about the idea. Tannhäuser gets carried away and admits to a sojourn in the Venusberg. He is turned out the castle and told to join pilgrims underway to Rome to see if such a sin can ever be forgiven.

Elizabeth’s Libido, in his Dreams

Nowadays the same soprano sings Venus and Elizabeth, in the same costume and make-up. We have to ask – was the Venusberg a figment of Tannhäuser’s erotic fantasy? Did he fantasise about Elizabeth’s female libido? Is Elizabeth ready to show the lustful part of her femininity? Was this a match made in the Venusberg, rather than in heaven? We never find out. Tannhäuser leaves the distraught Elizabeth to wonder what might have been. She agrees that her husband must be presentable and accepts he must go to Rome. She prays for the Pope’s forgiveness.

Stunning Redemption

Tannhäuser returns from Rome and relates Pope Urban IV’s words. He is as likely to be forgiven such a heinous sin, as Urban’s staff is, to sprout leaves. Elizabeth sinks exhausted to the floor. Wolfram covers her with a shroud. Tannhäuser wants to return to the Venusberg, Elizabeth rises from under the shroud. Now she is Venus and tries to seduce him. Wolfram holds Tannhäuser back, and prevents him approaching Venus. Tannhäuser dies, as pilgrims enter to declare the staff has sprouted leaves – Tannhäuser is forgiven and can join Elizabeth in heaven.

Accepting Sex Drive

In 19th century Europe, many men believed, if women possessed sex drive, they were whores. No one asked the question, was Tannhäuser without guilt, when Venus and he engaged in so-called, sins of the flesh. Did the staff sprout, because there was no sin to be forgiven? In the medieval version of the saga, Tannhäuser does return to the Venusberg, and the staff still sprouts. Were those poets and minstrels trying to tell us, lustful sex is not a sin? Is this why we still love those ancient stories?

We know what Wagner thought. He celebrated female sex-drive on stage, most notably in Tristan and Isolde, although he did let the love potion take the blame for Isolde’s wanton behaviour. No one is fooled, nowadays. We know Tristan and Isolde have the hots for each other, long before the love potion is administered.

Why did Wagner go for the soft ending in his version of Tannhäuser? These operas divided society. The Paris premier of Tannhäuser, (1861) was a disaster and wrecked by the audience’s protests, because the dance was in the wrong place and disturbed dining habits. Perhaps, with such an audience, the medieval ending was unthinkable. The lovers had to go to heaven, not the Venusberg!

Jean Shinoda Bolen, in her Jungian analysis of the role of Goddeses in our lives, defines Venus as the woman with serious sex-drive. I left my copy of Bolen’s ‘Goddesses in Everywoman,’ in a prominent place in my house. No visitor has managed to pass the book without stopping and having a peek. We all need a bit of pagan!

Venus goes other Places

The Tannhäuser story has inspired many works of art, literature and the occasional film (Blade Runner). Aubrey Beardsley added to the genre in the 1890s, with his thin volume, The Story Of Venus And Tannhäuser. It wasn’t printed in full until the 1960s, because no one had the courage. Beardsley died before completion. He describes Tannhäuser’s entry into the Venusberg and the high jinks thereafter. It is pure smut and great fun. Another reason we need Venus – to remind us that life is to be enjoyed and you never know what you might like until you have tried it.

I couldn’t resist Venus and Tannhäuser either. The lovers, in my novel Goddesses, role play Beardsley’s ideas. The complete novel should be a published this year, providing my courage doesn’t desert me.

Goddesses set us Free

Gods and Goddesses, are there to let us let our hair down. They allow us to act out a bit of our character, which otherwise, wouldn’t find an outlet. They appeal to the non-Christian part of us today, as they did for the early Christians 1000 years ago. Waldemar is right. They let us off the hook, but in so doing, keep us on the hook. Let off steam sometimes, is the message. A little bit of what you like, does you good.

Bolen defines women as character types, by using goddesses. If that sounds trite, read her book.

What about the Green Man?

We all love a mystery and the Green Man remains one. We have no idea of his symbolic meaning in pre-Christian society. Why was he so popular with gothic-church builders? Most mysterious, is his enduring popularity as a garden ornament. What position in our character does he personify? We don’t know, but we all like to be a bit mysterious. That is a character trait, too.

Clive La Pensee has used Beardsley’s take on the Venus/Tannhaeuser story, as a major part of his third novel, called Goddesses. He lets his two main protagonists role-play Beardsley’s action, with hilarious and ultimately, disastrous consequences. His heroine Connie, uses a variety of goddesses to achieve sexual liberation, in a way, which would have pleased Venus and Elizabeth.
His second novel – out soon, celebrates women risking disaster, to organise a hostile world to meet their needs. ‘Someone Tell Me What Is Going On!’
Clive has just released his first humorous/sad/wistful collection of poems, dealing with love in old age, Brexit, Fake News and the wisdom of youth. You can ask for your money back, if he doesn’t get a chuckle or a tear out of you.

Small Innovative Catering Equipment That Make Your Life Easier

There’s a great deal of providing food gear out there and, obviously, the words cooking hardware invokes pictures of cutlery and ceramics in your brain. It could likewise incorporate kitchen hardware and machines. However, there is an entire other universe of cooking gear that numerous individuals miss or underestimate as a result of their little stature. We should investigate the undermined and thought little of cooking hardware that makes our lives simpler.

Heating Sheets. These are so imaginative and advantageous amid the preparing procedure. It appears such a straightforward sheet yet it spares you pails of time since you don’t need to scour copied preparing plate any longer. The preparing sheet acts like a non-stick layer between the heating plate and the nourishment.

Hotshot. What are hotshot, you may inquire? This small providing food hardware is the measure of one kitchen fork. It has a handle along the pole and at the two finishes of the handle it has a half emptied metal ball. It is for the most part used to ball melons or some other natural product. You can make an organic product bowl of perfect round natural product scoops.

Cake Dividers. These are round metal rings that include thin metal skims inside the ring. It enables you to cut a cake into superbly even cuts.

Garlic Press. Is it accurate to say that you are as yet battling with garlic planning? At that point look no further. The garlic press is a clever development where you can put a clove of garlic inside it and with the power of the two contradicting handles you can squash the garlic in one quick move. Snappy and simple.

Oil Tester. With this little specialized creation you can put the one end of the oil analyzer in the cooking oil to check whether the temperature you require has been come to. No all the more adding fixings to the cooking oil before the time.

Pizza Cutters. This is a brilliant bit of providing food hardware in the event that you eat or serve a considerable measure of pizza. This round cutting edge basically skims through the pizza cutting it consummately.

Honing Stones. After a ton of utilization, blades have a tendency to go obtuse. Indeed, they do. So you have to hone them in the event that you need to cut the nourishment easily. A honing stone in your kitchen is very convenient for those minutes when you have to hone your most loved blade.

Speed Pourers. Numerous individuals feel this is a pointless bit of providing food gear, however until you’ve utilized one you’ll never get it. The speed pourer embeds into the highest point of a glass bottle flawlessly. It enables you to effectively and without a wreck pour olive oil or vinegar.

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Acoustic Barriers Are The Modern Day Peacemakers

Nowadays there is such a great amount of going ahead on the planet, and commotion contamination is at its most noteworthy. Regardless of whether you’re somebody who blossoms with a tranquil encompassing or you’re somebody who is accustomed to living in the city, certain commotions can be an aggravation when endeavoring to work, unwind and above all impart. Have you at any point attempted to make a telephone call when street works have been in progress? It’s a bad dream! Be that as it may, there are methods for diminishing the clamor contamination and one of these routes is to erect Sound obstructions or Acoustic Fencing.

Sound walls are viewed as the cutting edge peacemakers, and a quick method to keep these irritations hindering our regular day to day existences, yet how would they work?

The material science of sound expresses that sound moves in longitudinal and transverse waves produced by a source, or, in other words can hear things from short and long separations. Sound walls are utilized to ingest and mirror the lion’s share of these waves to anticipate sound getting away from the obstruction borders. For instance when alluding to railroads, sound walls are utilized in regions where there is nearby lodging and workplaces to shield these properties from the clamor contamination the trains emit each time they pass. Acoustic fencing is an alternate sort of sound wall that performs likewise.

Today acoustic boundaries are utilized for commotion counteractive action as well as for security purposes to shield from gatecrashers, for example, vehicle wellbeing and security fencing. Different obstructions are utilized to secure the welfare of subjects like person on foot guardrails, and others shield from Mother Nature herself when she brings horrendous breezes and flooding.

Acoustic boundaries can be produced using an expansive choice of items in a scope of materials including timber, solid, acrylic, aluminum, steel, reused plastics and the sky is the limit from there. All items are developed to an elevated expectation to guarantee that they perform all through their life expectancy, and all materials that are utilized are generally sourced from QA organizations where materials can be recharged. All obstructions are industrialized to be sound permeable, sound intelligent and climate safe, after whatever you would prefer not to spend a gigantic measure of cash for the boundary to separate following a year, or not satisfy its motivation.

Should you feel that you require some sound walls to be introduced, I would suggest that you search for organizations whose work is upheld by the administration “Trust Mark Scheme”, which distinguishes trustworthy firms and tradespeople. It is additionally indispensable that the organization utilized, has wellbeing and security controls set up amid development due the idea of the materials that will be taken care of. Over this it is perfect to utilize the administrations of an organization who can likewise give very prepared experts. A few organizations can offer a full administration with establishment which additionally incorporates, illustrations, estimations, aip’s and check endorsements, which implies you will be continually refreshed from the beginning stage of the venture to the end. It’s unquestionably worth doing some exploration over the long haul.

So as should be obvious, acoustic hindrances truly can have any kind of effect, and it’s a reasonable proclamation to make that the world would not have the capacity to work and in addition it does today without them set up.

9 Mistakes Employers Are Making While Finding the Right Employees

Occupation searchers think all the weight is on them, yet scouts additionally need to manage the pressure, hazard and speculation of the contracting procedure. Straightforward slip-ups amid selecting can cost an organization valuable time, vitality and cash. Despite the fact that a portion of these normal slip-ups may appear to be innocuous to start with, the outcomes could go past just passing up an awesome contract. The time has come to venture up your diversion. To put your organization better than the rest, you should execute consider, botch free enlistment.

These are the main 9 employing botches you should make sure to maintain a strategic distance from.

1. Doing Too Much Talking

It very well may be a troublesome parity, setting up a contender for a situation without giving endlessly a lot of data. Nonetheless, one thing dependably stays valid amid meetings: the applicant ought to do the majority of the talking. Talking about the activity, the workplace and the organization amid a meeting is an exercise in futility. It is something the applicant ought to be set up for before going to the meeting. That way you can invest the energy deciding the range of abilities of a competitor and ensuring they are a solid match inside the organization’s way of life.

2. Incidentally Signaling Correct Responses

When leading meetings make certain to expression questions so they don’t give away the appropriate response you are looking for. This is a simple slip-up managers make when asking yes or no inquiries. Additionally, an enlisting supervisor’s non-verbal communication amid a meeting can give a considerable measure away. Gesturing may appear like a basic enough signal, yet doing as such could demonstrate to the candidate that he or she should react to the inquiry positively. Applicants are inclined to reveal to you what they think you need to hear, so no compelling reason to intensify the issue.

3. Employing Based on Past Success

Indeed, it is essential for any possibility to have a fruitful work history, however it isn’t the most imperative thing. A few supervisors wrongly hire dependent on this quality alone. Thus, they discover soon that even the best candidates may not be the right fit for their interesting positions. Rather, a selection representative should center around aptitudes and qualities that will exchange to their organization.

4. Enlisting from Competitors

It might demonstrate accommodating to employ the perfect individual from a contender. In any case, very frequently organizations will eat up an unremarkable applicant dependent on the way that he or she originated from the opposition. A sluggish individual, even one who knows the intricate details of an industry, is as yet a languid individual and not somebody enlisting chiefs need on their groups.

5. Confusing Applicant Data

As a procuring chief, don’t misinterpret data or answers from candidates. It is anything but difficult to fall into the device of tuning in for what you need to hear, putting either a negative or positive turn on it to suit your requirements. As a business, you can’t stand to commit this error. Rather, tune in to what candidates are stating.

6. Forming a hasty opinion

Directors ought not let their own demeanors act as a burden. Try not to enable individual inclination to hurt the basic leadership process. It is imperative while surveying resumes to give the candidate the time they merit. A 30-second skim won’t give any enlisting chief a reasonable photo of the competitor. Rather, be reasonable and give the resumes and candidates the time they merit, paying little respect to any close to home emotions toward a man.

7. Chasing for Negative Information

It is one thing to be wary against poor hopefuls, and completely another to shoot gaps in impeccably satisfactory candidates deliberately. Selection representatives should center around employing a man as opposed to searching for any motivation to dispense with him or her from thought. This error pursues the past one about close to home inclination.

8. Ignoring a Candidate’s Behavioral Patterns

Amid the enlisting procedure, it is the supervisor’s business to check whether a competitor has significant and fitting work propensities. Their personal conduct standards need to work well with the organization. Any great imminent worker should act professionally and impart viably particularly under unpleasant conditions.

9. Choosing Too Quickly

Expecting to fill basic positions will put enlisting directors under a considerable measure of weight. In view of this issue, they tend to surge the procedure. For better outcomes, spotters require a practical enlisting timetable. Rather than tolerating the main qualified candidate that gets through the entryways, a director should meet something like three to five competitors previously settling on a choice.