yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Expo on Google News

2008 West
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
Top Links You Must Click On

The California Wellness Foundation Announces 20th Annual California Peace Prize Honorees
Unsung Heroes Each Receive $25,000;

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three community leaders will be honored by The California Wellness Foundation (TCWF) with the 2012 California Peace Prize for their efforts to promote peace and prevent violence in California.

Elder Michael Cummings is a violence prevention specialist who creates safe streets for youth and opportunities for those living in the Jordan Downs Public Housing Complex in Watts, a neighborhood in Los Angeles. Kevin Grant works to help young people involved in the juvenile justice system and those living in Oakland's most impoverished neighborhoods find alternatives to violence. The late Dr. Su Yon Park, who died in September, pioneered making mental health and counseling services more accessible to trauma-exposed youth living in Oakland neighborhoods plagued by violence and poverty.

"For two decades, our Foundation has honored individuals who have displayed great courage and leadership in preventing violence in California communities," said Dr. Diana M. Bonta, president and CEO of TCWF.

All three leaders are being honored for their dedication to providing compassion, hope and alternatives to violence in communities where individuals are disproportionately impacted by crime and involved in the criminal justice system.

On December 12, the Foundation will honor these community leaders at its 20th annual California Peace Prize ceremony in Los Angeles. In recognition of their efforts to prevent violence and promote peace, the honorees each receive a cash award of $25,000.

"We are proud to mark the twentieth year of the California Peace Prize," Dr. Bonta said. "By honoring the work of Elder Cummings, Mr. Grant and the late Dr. Park, we celebrate their inspired passion that has made a remarkable impact on communities working toward a healthier and safer California." 

Elder Michael Cummings
Elder Michael Cummings, also known as "Big Mike," together with his wife Sauna, founded We Care Outreach Ministries, a nonprofit organization working to improve the quality of life for residents, restore hope and strengthen families. In addition to running his own tow truck business, he leads two community programs: Safe Passages, where he walks students to and from David Starr Jordan High School — adjacent to the Jordan Downs housing complex — to ensure youth are without fear of harassment or violence; and Project Fatherhood, a program of Children's Institute, Inc., which helps fathers who are recently released from incarceration learn how to be better parents. Born and raised in Watts, Cummings believes his years on the streets as a former gang member and his experience within the criminal justice system have helped him establish trust and credibility with the people he serves.

"We have to challenge kids to do the right thing," Cummings said. "But, we also have to be role models to give them a reason to be inspired."

Kevin Grant
Kevin Grant is a renowned expert in street outreach, violence mediation and re-entry programs. Growing up on the streets of Oakland, Grant himself was in and out of the juvenile justice system at a young age. Released from federal prison in 1989, Grant says he gained from his experience the motivation to change the direction of his life and the compassion to help others like himself. As a consultant, he provides probation and parole re-entry services and conducts trainings and workshops for law enforcement agencies, community service providers and school districts at local, state and federal levels. Grant is the violence prevention network coordinator for Measure Y, which was passed in Oakland in 2004 to fund violence prevention and public safety. He leads skilled street outreach teams made up of members of the community, who intervene to prevent conflict and/or retaliation before they happen in Oakland's most dangerous neighborhoods.

"I believe that a lot of the violence in our communities is preventable," Grant said. "Through building relationships, we can give the power back to the communities."

Su Yon Park, Psy.D.
The late Dr. Su Yon Park was a licensed psychologist and clinical coordinator at Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland (CHRCO). She joined the center in 2004 to help create a mental health clinic on the campus of Youth UpRising, adjacent to Oakland's Castlemont High School. Working with youth living in a community plagued by poverty, violence and high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder, she helped to normalize mental health by systematically making it more accessible. As a result, the mental health utilization at Youth UpRising/Castlemont Health Center is now the highest among Alameda County's adolescent health clinics. Dr. Park also strengthened the mental health services at Chappell Hayes Adolescent Health Clinic in West Oakland by forging partnerships with the school's principal, teachers, students and other stakeholders.  Understanding the impact of violence on youth, she provided professional development trainings for teachers and school staff to recognize and help students exhibiting behaviors related to exposure to trauma.

"The best possible futures for our young people is realized through approaching relationships with humility, building a collective vision and honoring one another's contributions," Dr. Park said.

Diagnosed with cancer, Dr. Su Park passed away on September 20, 2012. Prior to her passing, the Foundation recognized Dr. Park with her award. On October 12, hundreds gathered to celebrate her life at the Oakland-based Youth UpRising; a grantee of TCWF. TCWF Board Chair David Barlow joined community members, regional, statewide and federal representatives in remembering and recognizing Dr. Park's work.

The California Wellness Foundation is a private, independent foundation created in 1992, with a mission to improve the health of the people of California by making grants for health promotion, wellness education and disease prevention.

The Foundation prioritizes eight issues for funding: diversity in the health professions, environmental health, healthy aging, mental health, teenage pregnancy prevention, violence prevention, women's health, and work and health. It also responds to timely issues and special projects outside the funding priorities.

Since its founding, TCWF has awarded 6,544 grants totaling more than $815 million. It is one of the state's largest private foundations. Please visit TCWF's website at for more information, including a newsroom section devoted to the California Peace Prize and the three honorees. High-resolution photos are also available. Video interview clips are posted at TCWF's YouTube channel.

SOURCE The California Wellness Foundation

About PR Newswire
Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Enterprise Open Source Magazine Latest Stories . . .
Developers generally like to share their code, and many of them do so by open sourcing it on GitHub, a social code hosting and collaboration service. Many companies also use GitHub as a convenient place to host both private and public code repositories by creating GitHub organizations ...
Test-driven development (TDD) has been around for a while now. Behavior-driven development (BDD), a comparably recent methodology, emerged from the practice of TDD and could reasonably be called a narrower application of TDD. The TDD process allows a developer to use a failing unit t...
It is no surprise that OpenStack has evolved into a widely adopted cloud management framework. As it hurtles on a trajectory of rapid growth, a new breed of demands are making themselves felt – demands that a mature platform of this nature and scope must satisfy. One such requirement i...
The combined notions of open source and the ‘community contribution’ model of collaborative software application development are, of course, not new. The history of open source is actually traced back to early software exchanges between universities driven by academic principles of kn...
Using any programming framework to the fullest extent possible first requires an understanding of advanced software architecture concepts. While writing a little client-side JavaScript does not necessarily require as much consideration when designing a scalable software architecture, t...
Cloud computing delivers on-demand IT resources that provide businesses flexibility. The challenge is the cost and complexity of cloud security compliance (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC). Raxak Protect automated cloud security enables cloud apps to be deployed quickly and cost-effectively. Get the...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)! 201 802-3021

SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers