Category Archives: Animals

Chaton qui erre dans la circulation empêche la police d’arrêter le grand tunnel à Boston

BOSTON – Un chaton trouvé à pied dans un tunnel routier bondé du Massachusetts a été sauvé avec l’aide de soldats de police d’état qui ont fermé le trafic pour cela.

La police a déclaré dimanche sur Facebook que le chaton a décidé de “jouer un peu de cache-cache” au Ted Williams Tunnel à Boston.

Sgt. Bob Dateo a fermé le trafic vers le bas. The Animal Rescue League of Boston a rapidement sauvé le chaton.

Un soldat a publié une photo du chaton capricieux sur les réseaux sociaux. Une vidéo prise par la police montre que les chats marchent le long de la route pendant que les voitures passent.

Les policiers disent qu’ils ont besoin d’idées sur le nom du chaton.

Le chaton sera mis en adoption lorsqu’il sera médicalement dégagé.



If you are a regular reader of our blog, then you are comfortable with terms like EDI, EC, Logistics, Supply Chain and Technology. Let’s dig a little bit deeper and discuss HUBS and SPOKES.

A HUB is just one type of EDI customer. Hubs are characterized by high volume, lots of partners, high availability and high accuracy. The concept of the “Hub” is simple. These are the companies who reach out to their trading partners and request those partners to trade electronically. Let’s characterize the three types of EDI customers:

(1) Hubs

(2) Spokes (low turnover of trading partners but higher technical requirements)

(3) Ecommerce Service Providers (ECSB) (a “hybrid” with high turnover rate, deal with all implementation guides, and amount to a “Hub of Spokes”).

What is wrong with the current approach to EDI implementation? We need a new concept. Everybody wants to be a “Hub” not a “Spoke”, because that is where the money is made. That is also why new EDI implementations have stagnated. Our answer is to turn “Spokes” into “Hubs”. Currently, the “Hub” realizes benefits; the “Spoke” does not. Why can’t a Spoke become a Hub and trade electronically with lower-tier suppliers and with their own customers? Only because traditionally they have thought it was too complicated.

A generation ago, we had about 1,000 Hubs. This number has not grown! But the number of Spokes has grown astronomically. It is time for bigger Spokes to take advantage of newer technologies and become Hubs

For answers to this question, plan to attend this presentation:

Future of EDI The Next 20,000 Hubs

Todd Gould, CEO, Loren Data

The EDI relationship has frequently been characterized as a Hub & Spoke model, and we have seen major companies (often referred to as 800lb gorillas) dictating EDI to their vendors and suppliers. The future growth of EDI depends on the additional midmarket enterprises entering the market as the new Hubs. Learning from what worked and did not work in the past, along with leveraging the substantial EDI ecosystem will be instrumental in the success of the next growth phase in this market. Together we will explore the Technology Adoption Life-Cycle in a new perspective of how it applies to EDI, what it is to be a Hub, the challenges of being a Spoke, and a roadmap to the exciting explosive growth phase just ahead.

Where and when?

New England Electronic Commerce Users’ Group

Annual 2 Day Conference & Educational Session

Wednesday & Thursday May 11-12, 2016

A Key Speaker

EDI and The Next 20,000 Hubs

Todd Gould

CEO, Loren Data Group

The New England Electronic Commerce Users’ Group (NEECOM), formerly the New England EDI Users’ Group (NEEDI), is a nonprofit organization established in 1990. Members are large and small organizations in a variety of industries. which include manufacturers, distributors, retailers, hospitals, insurance companies, motor carriers, universities, banks and government agencies. The common thread is an interest in EC/EDI and related technologies.

Meeting Registration

All registrations & memberships must be performed online using the website

All questions about registration should be addressed to Ira Keltz (617) 724-1832

Space Is Limited! Please Respond Before May 9, 2016.

So why do we have a donkey for the featured image ? Because I like donkeys.

Actually a Donkey is like a SPOKE. Give it « good grass » and it is happy. Never realizes if it became a HUB it could be sitting across the street in a 5-Star hotel enjoying a first class lunch !

New Hartford, New York cow captured by ‘real live’ cowboys

It was like a scene from an old Western movie on French Road on Friday afternoon as cowboys on horseback corralled and lassoed the famous New Hartford cow.

“We just went hunting for the cow in the woods, the dogs jumped on him and started barking and we (walked) him out here,” said Curt Walker, one of the four cowboys. “Then we roped him. It was dangerous. It was crazy. Truthfully, very scary.”

The rogue cow — which the men deduced is a 1,600-pound, 3-year-old heifer — was first spotted on Route 840 in mid-June. New Hartford police had tried to trap it with food but had no luck.

Utica police got involved Saturday when the cow was seen near the Uptown Theatre on Genesee Street, and were contacted soon after by Walker and his friends.

The four men — Walker, Steven Batchelder, Brandon Martindale and Steven Miller — used three Louisiana Catahoula Leopard dogs and four horses to track down the elusive heifer, which wsa finally caught around 1:30 p.m. Friday.

These guys are experts. They come from Washington County and are hired regularly by farmers whose cattle or other animals run away or become loose.