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German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Three artists have sparked outrage from the family of a renowned German sculptor after they destroyed part of a 32-year-old work to brew schnapps.

German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distill schnapps

Three artists have sparked outrage from the family of a renowned German sculptor after they destroyed part of a 32-year-old work to brew schnapps.

Prom 1: The Kingdom, Prom 2: China Philharmonic - review

The beginning of the 2014 BBC Proms season was also the end of an era, as Roger Wright officially ended his time in charge. Rather than go out with fanfares however, Wright’s final night was all muted glow and quiet nostalgia.

Secret Cinema cancels Back to the Future screening just 90 minutes before doors open leaving disappointed fans seething

Secret Cinema’s special outdoor screening of Back to the Future has been cancelled just an hour and half before the doors were due to open tonight.

Too many films are released each year, says British Film Institute

The BFI, the leading organisation for film in the UK, has criticised the “ridiculous” number of films released at British cinemas, which hit 13-a-week last year, saying it was harder for good films to stay on screen long enough to build an audience.

50 Shades of Grey Trailer declared sexy and sexist on Twitter

The first trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey sent the internet into paroxysms this afternoon, with conversation being 5% portrayal of women, 10% Beyonce soundtrack, 15 % "squeeeeee" and 70% Jamie Dornan's torso.

Lily Allen: 'Nobody at Radio One knows what the f**k they're doing'

Woe betide any broadcaster to censor its listeners from the perils of Lily Allen.

When Paris Went Dark, The City of Light under German Occupation, 1940-44 by Ronald Rosbottom, book review

My parents, who lived through the blitz, used to divide the nations of Europe into two categories – those who had fought "a good war" and those who had not. In the first camp were the Russians, Greeks, the Yugoslavs and ourselves. Heading the latter were the French. A tad simplistic, I thought at the time, but after reading Rosbottom's account of the German occupation of Paris, I wonder if they weren't right after all.

Diary of the Dark Years, 1940-1944 Collaboration, Resistance and Daily Life in Occupied Paris By Jean Guéhenno, trans. David Ball, book review

Jean Guéhenno's diary, now published for the first time in English, helps explain why even the most principled Parisians were often completely passive in the face of evil.

Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant, book of a lifetime: A rich panoply of materials

To be asked to pick just one book as a "book of a lifetime" is of course silly – when people only have one book (eg the Bible) a vast amount of nonsense and mayhem follows, as history and our painful present shows.


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Attention sun seekers! Have you packed your ATOL certificate?

Press release offering advice about the ATOL certificate

Aviation regulators launch lithium battery safety guides

A series of videos highlighting the potential fire risks to aircraft posed by the improper carriage of lithium batteries, have just been made available for the aviation industry. The videos, produced by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) in association with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States, target key airline and airport staff, such as cargo handlers, check-in staff and cabin crew.

ATIPAC calls for financial protection clarity for UK holidaymakers

Press release issued on behalf of ATIPAC re their annual report

UK airports enjoy record flight punctuality for first quarter of 2014

UK airports have landed the best ever first quarter on-time performance with 84% of scheduled flights landing 'on-time'

New emergency breathing system for helicopter passengers approved

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) today announced the approval of a new enhanced emergency breathing system that will deliver improved levels of safety for offshore helicopter passengers. The move follows a series of measures announced in February to increase the safety of offshore helicopter flights. These were the outcomes of a comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations undertaken in conjunction with the Norwegian CAA and the European Aviation Safety Agency and advised by a

CAA statement in response to the Transport Select Committee report on offshore helicopter safety

CAA statement following Transport Select Committee report on offshore helicopter safety

Temporary Radio Mandatory Zone approved for southend

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has today confirmed that a temporary Radio Mandatory Zone (RMZ) will be put in place around London Southend Airport. The RMZ, which was requested by the airport operator, will go live on 18 July 2014 and will remain in place until a decision is made regarding the airport's application for controlled airspace. The CAA will review the RMZ in spring 2015. In its request to the CAA, the airport suggested the establishment of an RMZ would allow air traffic c

Rebalancing ATOL: CAA consults on changes to financial protection scheme

Press Release announcing consultation to ATOL scheme

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This intensive hands on Discoverer 9i Administration training course is broken down into twenty one sections and includes the following aspects:

The Discoverer End User Layer
Administrator Business Areas and Simple Folders
Administrating Oracle Discoverer
Complex and Custom Folders in Discoverer Administrator
Aggregating Data in Discoverer Administrator using Drilling and Hierarchies
Scheduling Discoverer Workbooks as the Administrator
Tuning the Discoverer End User Layer with Summaries and Materialized Views
Setting Security and Privilege in Discoverer Administrator
Routine Tasks for maintaining the End User Layer in Discoverer Administrator


There are practical and comprehensive exercises scheduled throughout the course to ensure delegates leave with a sound theoretical and practical knowledge.

The exercises include:

Creation of a Discoverer End User Layer
Simple Business Areas and Folders Creation
Setting up Users and their security in Oracle Discoverer
Creating hierarchies, joins and conditions for drilling


Three Days

Oracle Discoverer 9i Administration course details.

Oracle Discoverer 9i Administration
Training Course


Oracle Discoverer 9i Administrator governs the environment that Discoverer Users exist and operate in.

It is used to perform mandatory tasks such as creating and granting access to Business Areas.

It is also used to perform tasks such as maintaining the End User Layer and setting default item names and table characteristics.

Pre-Requisite Course(s)

Essential SQL (Optional)
Discoverer 9i Desktop

Suggested Further Course(s)


This intensive training course has a dynamic face to face, tutor led learning framework and is delivered by an experienced Oracle professional. In-depth course notes are provided in a presentation file for the delegate to use, and this becomes a valuable reference guide following the course.

On completion all delegates receive a certificate.

On Site or Off Site ?

On Site

All that we require is a private room with tables and chairs, that is large enough to comfortably hold your delegates and a tutor. We will provide each delegate with an individual laptop and all other equipment that is required.

Off Site

If you prefer instead of delivering on site we can deliver the course off site at Seer House, Swansea or we will be happy to arrange a neutral venue that is convenient for you (please be aware this will incur additional costs).

Weekday or Weekend ?

This course has the provision to be delivered over the weekend.
Ideal for your company, if you are working on projects with tight timescales or need to train employees with incredibly busy working weeks.

Standard or Customised ?

If you feel that this is not entirely suitable for your company requirements we offer the service of creating bespoke training packages. We can either customise this training to your exact company requirements or work with you to build a completely new one (please be aware this will incur additional costs).

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