first_img Jun 21st 2018, 4:10 PM INTEL CHIEF EXECUTIVE Brian Krzanich has resigned over a “past consensual relationship” with an employee that violated a company non-fraternisation policy, the technology company announced today.Chief Financial Officer Bob Swan will serve as interim chief executive while the company searches for a replacement.A leader in data storage, Intel said it has “a robust succession planning process in place” and was looking at both internally and externally for candidates. The company has also retained an executive search firm to help locate candidates.“The board believes strongly in Intel’s strategy and we are confident in Bob Swan’s ability to lead the company as we conduct a robust search for our next CEO,” said Intel Chairman Andy Bryant. Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article The company, which has been transitioning to cloud computing-oriented businesses amid a decline in personal computing, projected second-quarter revenue of about $16.9 billion and earnings of 99 cents per share. Both were well above analyst expectations.“Intel’s transformation to a data-centric company is well under way and our team is producing great products, excellent growth and outstanding financial results,” Swan said. “I look forward to Intel continuing to win in the marketplace.”Intel’s revenues in 2017 were $62.8 billion (€53.86 billion) and it had 102,700 employees at the end of the year.A Dow member, Intel rose 2.2% to $54.64 (€46.86) in pre-market trading.© – AFP 2018 31,930 Views Intel CEO resigns over ‘past consensual relationship’ with an employee Chief Financial Officer Bob Swan will serve as interim chief executive. 35 Comments Thursday 21 Jun 2018, 4:10 PMcenter_img Share9 Tweet Email2 Image: DPA/PA Images By AFP Image: DPA/PA Images Short URLlast_img read more

first_imgUber has urged the Victorian government to bring in swift laws to allow ‘ride-sharing’ within the same legislation regulating the taxi and hire car industries. In a move to ensure a shortterm fix, the company put a submission to Transport Minister Jacinta Allan this week, asking the government to include its services within a new subclass of special purpose vehicle to allow its drivers to legally operate their vehicles as hire cars.Around 4,500 Victorians are registered to drive with Uber, but the company is locked in a legal battle after an undercover operation by the Taxi Services Commission charged 11 people for allegedly driving a commercial passenger vehicle. Under the current arrangement Uber does not charge a fee to register its drivers, instead taking a 20 per cent stake in each fare, but its policy may change if it successfully lobbies the government to bring it within current legislation.At present, taxi operators are charged a fee of $22,000 a year, whilst other services attract a $40,000 annual fee. Uber’s head of policy Brad Kitschke said the company is self-regulated and is not in the business of cutting the taxi market. “The taxi lobby makes all sorts of claims; ride-sharing is a supplement that grows the total transport market.”“The main focus of any fees should be around consumer safety and protection.”“It needs to be appropriate, because a lot of drivers don’t do this as a full-time job.”Director of operations at South Cross Chauffeur Drive, George Kapnias, told Neos Kosmos that the government needs to show Uber the black letter of the law.“After an extensive review of the industry by Allan Fels, legislation was enacted in July 2014 to allow for new entrants to the industry with the view to allow the travelling public choice but also to maintain stringent standards. These standards have been breached en masse by Uber.”“The legislation clearly obligated those operating a PBO (Pre-Booked Only) commercial passenger vehicle service to comply accordingly. The Uber service clearly falls within this category.”Mr Kapnias added that the existing rules “need to be applied by the state government without fear or favour – regardless of the means utilised to book that service.” Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

first_img July Ends With a Rare Black MoonHere’s How to See the Full ‘Thunder Moon’ on July 16 Stay on target The wait is almost over: Stranger Things 3, the third season of the hit Netflix sci-fi series will drop on July 4. But let’s be honest, you’ll probably be binge-watching all eight new episodes in one weekend. It’s OK, Netflix has more in store this July after you’ve left Hawkins, Indiana.Orange Is the New Black returns for its final season on July 26, while Queer Eye‘s Fab Five will be back to transform the stylistically challenged for a fourth season (July 19). It’s also looking to be a good month for anime fans: Saint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac and Kengan Ashura: Part 1 are both coming to Netflix to complete your summer binge-watching schedule.Here’s everything coming to Netflix in July 2019. If you’re not a subscriber, start your free trial here.July 1Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore Astro Boy Caddyshack Caddyshack 2 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)Cheech & Chong’s Up in Smoke Cloverfield Designated Survivor: 60 Days Netflix OriginalDisney’s Race to Witch Mountain Frozen River Inkheart Katherine Ryan: Glitter Room Netflix OriginalKill the Irishman Lady in the Water Little Monsters Mean Dreams Mean Streets Megamind Nights in Rodanthe Paul Blart: Mall Cop Philadelphia Rain Man Road House Room on the Broom Scream 3 Starsky & Hutch Swiped Swordfish Taxi Driver The Accountant of Auschwitz The American The Book of Eli The Brothers Grimm The Hangover The Pink Panther The Pink Panther 2 War Against Women Who’s That Knocking at My Door?July 2Bangkok Love Stories: Objects of Affection Netflix OriginalBangkok Love Stories: Plead Netflix OriginalGood Witch (Season 4)July 3The Last Czars Netflix OriginalYummy Mummies (Season 2) Netflix OriginalJuly 4Kakegurui (Season 2)Stranger Things 3  Netflix OriginalJuly 5In The Dark (Season 1)July 6Free Rein (Season 3) Netflix FamilyThe Iron Lady Sicilian Ghost StoryJuly 9Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns KinkyJuly 10Family Reunion Netflix FamilyGrand Designs (Season 10)Grand Designs (Season 15)Parchís: El documental Netflix OriginalJuly 11Cities of Last Things Netflix FilmJuly 123Below: Tales of Arcadia (Part 2) Netflix Family4 latas  Netflix FilmBlown Away  Netflix OriginalBonus Family (Season 3) Netflix OriginalExtreme Engagement Netflix OriginalKidnapping Stella Netflix FilmLuis Miguel – The Series (Season 1)Point Blank  Netflix FilmSmart PeopleTaco Chronicles Netflix OriginalTrue Tunes: Songs Netflix FamilyJuly 13Sorry AngelJuly 16The Break-Up Disney’s The Princess and the Frog Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein  Netflix OriginalWynonna Earp (Season 3)July 17Pinky Malinky (Part 3) Netflix FamilyJuly 18Secret Obsession Netflix FilmJuly 19Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: New 2019: Freshly Brewed Netflix OriginalThe Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (Season 3) Netflix FamilyLa casa de papel (Part 3)  Netflix OriginalLast Chance U: INDY (Part 2) Netflix OriginalQueer Eye (Season 4) Netflix OriginalSaint Seiya: Knights of the Zodiac Netflix AnimeTypewriter Netflix OriginalJuly 22Inglourious BasterdsJuly 24The Great Hack Netflix OriginalJuly 25Another Life Netflix OriginalWorkin’ Moms (Season 2) Netflix OriginalJuly 26Boi Netflix FilmThe Exception Girls With Balls Netflix FilmMy First First Love (Season 2) Netflix OriginalOrange Is the New Black (Season 7) Netflix OriginalThe Son Netflix FilmSugar Rush (Season 2) Netflix OriginalThe Worst Witch (Season 3) Netflix FamilyJuly 29The CroodsJuly 30Whitney Cummings: Can I Touch It? Netflix OriginalJuly 31Kengan Ashura: Part 1 Netflix AnimeThe Letdown (Season 2 ) Netflix OriginalThe Red Sea Diving Resort Netflix FilmWentworth (Season 7)More on’s Everything Coming to Amazon Prime Video in July 2019Here’s Everything Coming to Hulu in July 2019Best New Anime Streaming on Netflix in 2019last_img read more

first_imgBy Yankuba JallowMatar M’boge, the head coach of Gambia’s U-20 says he is contended with his team’s performance on Sunday in the win over Benin.“My boys kept possession although chances were wasted but actually we played good and I wasn’t disappointed,” he said in a post-match conference.He disclosed that the scorpions came with a game plan which he referred to as a “fast start” but thanked the Benin Coach for the changes he did during the match.“We wanted to get as many goals as possible and keep the ball within us,” he said.On the tactics he will use on the return leg, Coach M’boge said looking at their recent form, out of 15 games they are able to score in all except one which he said will be difficult for Benin to stop them from doing.On the injuries of the two goal scorers (Adama Jammeh and Ebrima Colley), he said he cannot say anything about it.“Definitely we need them for our return leg,” he said.last_img read more

first_imgBritain`s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on 9 December. Photo: AFPBritish prime minister Theresa May faces a fight for her political life this week in a parliamentary vote that will decide the fate of her Brexit divorce deal.The beleaguered leader’s splintered government appears to be facing a heavy defeat in parliament on Tuesday on the draft withdrawal agreement she signed with Brussels last month.The text defining terms on which the island nation leaves its main trading partner after 46 years is the most important to face the House of Commons in years.A big loss could spark immediate challenges to May from both within her Conservative Party and the opposition Labour party.It would also leave the tortuous Brexit process in a state of flux — and raise the prospects of a no-deal scenario — less than four months before the March 29 departure date.Media reports said May was under pressure from her cabinet to try to salvage the deal by delaying the vote and flying to Brussels to seek more concessions ahead of a planned summit with 27 fellow EU leaders on Thursday and Friday.But Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay told the BBC on Sunday: “The vote is going ahead.”Risk of no BrexitMay’s team insists that her vision offers the cleanest break between the UK and EU that Brexit supporters could hope for at this late stage.A rejection by parliament “would mean grave uncertainty for the nation with a very real risk of no Brexit,” May told the Mail on Sunday.She also raised the spectre of an early election and a possible return to power of the opposition Labour Party for the first time since 2010.May said the prospects of Labour leader “Jeremy Corbyn getting his hands on power is a risk we cannot afford to take.”Newspapers have identified more than six current and former ministers in May’s cabinet who are also ready to run for her job should she falter over the coming days.EU supporters, meanwhile, are pinning their hopes on a European Court of Justice ruling on Monday on whether Britain’s parliament has the right to unilaterally halt Brexit in its tracks.Token concessionsMay would have a tough job securing better divorce terms acceptable to the Northern Irish DUP party that has propped up her government for more than a year.EU President Donald Tusk signalled that no concessions would be made after speaking to May by phone on Sunday.Yet Brussels also wants to see May succeed and avert the economic nightmare that could unfold should Britain break away without any arrangements underpinning future trade.European officials said they might be able to find a way to offer a token concession in Brussels that May could take back to London.But they stressed that such tinkering cannot alter the basis of the withdrawal agreement itself.The two sides might “work on the (accompanying) protocol or clarify a point that is deemed important so that she can take it back to parliament,” an informed European source told AFP on condition on anonymity.May would then be expected to submit the touched-up version for a second vote at an unspecified date.last_img

first_img “When you put a laser shot into transparent material, it remembers that there was a laser shot, so when another comes along, the interaction is slightly different.” Rayner performed the experiment with a graduate student, Marina Gertsvolf, and a post-doc, Pattathil Rajeev, as well as colleagues from the University of Ottawa and NRC. The memory identified by the experiment is essential in building nanostructures within the solid. The results are detailed in a letter titled “Memory in Nonlinear Ionization of Transparent Solids” published in Physical Review Letters.Such nonlinear ionization memory is not limited to transparent solids. “It works with viscous transparent liquids as well,” Rayner tells “Even though we focus on glass in this letter, it can be applied to other transparent solids or viscous liquids. The key is to use materials in which the atoms can’t move between laser shots. That way local memory can build up.”The local memory that Rayner refers to is not what we normally think of for data storage. “It’s not like a usual computer memory,” he explains. “In our case the memory mainly affects the absorption of intense laser light.” Rayner speculates that a laser shot creates many pebble-like nanostructures in the material scattered across a focal region. “Then, when you ionize with the next light pulse memory comes into play. The pebble-like nanostructures ionize preferentially and grow.”Rayner says that their experiment provides insight into the self-ordered nanostructures that have been observed in the UK and Japan, as well as in Ottowa. “We wanted to look at the onset of ionization. We looked specifically for the memory that had been postulated to be behind the ordering.” Since the memory is only written with intense light, and mainly affects the adsorption of intense light, a very focused beam of light is needed in order to create the initial pebble-like structure. “The memory builds with time and exposure,” says Rayner. Understanding memory in nonlinear ionization has several applications. One of the main applications that Rayner and his co-authors address in the letter is related to understanding “multishot optical or electrical breakdown phenoma in dielectrics.” But there is more. Rayner points out that information written in glass has security-based applications, such as storing secure information efficiently and in a robust container. Additionally, the nanostructures that ultimately grow as a consequence of the memory can be used for creating templates for laying down metals into lines and wires.“We ended up with an interesting consequence as a result of this research,” explains Rayner. “We are learning to control the fabrication of these nanostructures, and this means that you can do a variety of things with them.” Another use includes using what is learned about nanostructures to create channels for microfluids. “Our work might even help advance microsurgery in transparent soft matter,” Rayner enthuses. “The interaction of intense light with transparent matter is quite topical and quite important.”By Miranda Marquit, Copyright 2006 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of Citation: Finding Memory in Nonlinear Ionization (2007, January 8) retrieved 18 August 2019 from David Rayner and his colleagues at the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada in Ottawa have shown that when transparent solids, such as glass, are ionized with short intense laser pulses the material is subtly changed.center_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Different types of UAVs in development. The Raven and Silver Fox have recently been used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Credit: Tariq Samad, et al. (c) 2007 IEEE. Actually, as scientists Tariq Samad, John Bay and Datta Godbole write in Proceedings of the IEEE, UAVs are not all that new, although interest in these small fliers has spiked recently due to current world circumstances. The scientists’ invited paper analyzes current UAV technology and suggests untapped research areas. Also, the group presents a concept of operations for a coordinated fleet of different types of UAVs, which are defined as powered aerial vehicles that use aerodynamic forces for lift, and which can either fly autonomously or be piloted remotely.“A particularly exciting development in UAVs over the last few years has been the emergence of (by now several) small, often portable, relatively low-cost vehicles,” Samad told “These new UAVs, unlike their traditional counterparts, are especially well suited for urban operations and they promise to allow safer, easier, and more comprehensive surveillance and reconnaissance in urban areas.” Current UAVs are quite far from possessing full autonomy; however, a question that scientists debate on is the nature of the coordination system: centralized, decentralized, or a hybrid. Many experts, according to the researchers, believe that decentralized coordination could be more robust due to the lack of a single failure point. Others argue that ground control would be more realistic for military applications, which have a command-and-control basis.“One aspect of UAV technology of particular interest to us is autonomy: how can UAVs successfully operate with minimal human oversight,” Samad said. “Limitations include the fact that obstacle and collision avoidance require the human operator’s engagement. Advances in control algorithms, sensing, and communications are being pursued that should address these and other outstanding challenges. We should remember that our warfighters in the midst of urban operations cannot be expected to devote their attention to low-level aspects of controlling and managing UAVs. Minimizing the associated cognitive and physical workload of urban warfighters through increasingly autonomous UAVs and UAV-based systems is essential for the potential benefits of UAV technology to be realized.”The concept of operations introduced by Samad, Bay and Godbole of an integrated and diverse multi-UAV system uses local control stations that communicate with a single centralized station. While this centralized structure has advantages in coordination, it also faces increased complexity in assigning tasks. In this example, the scientists emphasize the need for a network service architecture that can accommodate both existing and future UAVs.“The current research in this area typically assumes individual UAV capabilities that are well beyond those of today’s craft—the implication is that useful multi-UAV missions are a future, often-distant prospect,” explained Samad. “We believe our concept of operations is unique in that it shows that the benefits of multi-UAV missions—such as coordinated, area-wide reconnaissance and surveillance—can be realized with today’s UAV systems with little or no modifications to the vehicles. (Of course, as UAV capabilities improve additional benefits will be possible.)”Recently, a few types of UAVs have proven effective in Iraq and Afghanistan, providing troops with timely surveillance and reconnaissance. Due to their relatively inexpensive fabrication and testing, along with a variety of applications, UAVs seem poised to play a significant role in the future of war.“Our conops illustrates that coordinated operation of multiple UAVs is feasible with current technology,” said Samad. “We hope that it provides an impetus to research in new multi-UAV system architectures and coordination schemes.”Citation: Samad, Tariq, Bay, John S., and Godbole, Datta. “Network-Centric Systems for Military Operations in Urban Terrain: The Role of UAVs.” Proceedings of the IEEE. Vol. 95, No. 1, January 2007.Copyright 2007 All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of The major impetus for investing in UAV technology lies in the replacement of the traditional, open battleground with the urban theater of war. Urban environments—with their mazes of tall buildings, parked cars, residences, alleys and tunnels—create a three-dimensional challenge for invading troops unfamiliar with the city. UAVs, however, armed with imaging technology, signals and sensors, could provide surveillance and reconnaissance operations for soldiers. Live video coverage, close-up views, and tracking moving objects are well within the reach of UAVs, based on recent demonstrations.Another role that UAVs could serve might involve filling in the gaps in GPS or cellular infrastructure in the limited line-of-sight regions common in urban areas. A fleet of UAVs equipped with radio or cell technology could sense and follow a unit moving through a city, providing uninterrupted communication service.This intelligence aspect of the UAVs represents an area that the authors suggest has yet to be investigated, but has great potential for advanced applications. For example, truly autonomous UAVs would have to communicate with each other, and therefore possess a certain knowledge of their surroundings and reasoning to make decisions. Samad, Bay and Godbole describe the complexity of UAV intercommunication, and the complexities of mutual and reciprocal knowledge, beliefs and actions. Citation: Future of war demands futuristic flying machines (2007, April 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from While no one can predict where, when or why countries will fight future wars, experts are already creating war technology that may play a deciding factor in the outcome. Perhaps it’s a bit bold to say scientists can write history before it occurs, but only future historians can decide that. In any case, scientists, militarists, and governments are currently investing large amounts of resources in an intriguing, futuristic technology—fleets of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).last_img read more

first_img… by NPR News Dave Davies 8.22.19 4:23pm Nearly 2,000 cities, towns and counties across America are currently participating in a massive multidistrict civil lawsuit against the opioid industry for damages related to the abuse of prescription pain medication. The defendants in the suit include drug manufacturers like Mallinckrodt, wholesale distributors McKesson and Cardinal Health, and pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens.Evidence related to the lawsuit was initially sealed, but The Washington Post and the Charleston Gazette-Mail successfully sued to have it made public. Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post journalist Scott Higham says the evidence, which was released in July, includes sworn depositions and internal corporate emails that indicate the drug industry purposely shipped suspiciously large quantities of drugs without regard for how they were being used.Higham says one sales director at the pharmaceutical manufacturer Mallinckrodt was jokingly called “ship, ship, ship” by colleagues because of the amount of oxycodone and hydrocodone he sold: “His bonus structure was tied to the amount of sales that he made,” Higham notes. “And that was a time when there was no secret about how many people were dying in places across the country, and the opioid epidemic was raging.”Higham and his colleagues at the Post were also able to access data from the Drug Enforcement Agency that trace the path of some 76 billion opioid pain pills sold between 2006 and 2012. In analyzing the movement of those pills, they made a gruesome discovery.”When you line up the CDC death [by overdose] database with the DEA’s database on opioid distribution, you see a clear correlation between the saturation of towns and cities and counties and the numbers of deaths,” Higham says. “A lot of these towns and cities, small cities and counties in places like Ohio and Pennsylvania have just been devastated. … The death rates just soared in those places where the pills were being dumped.”Interview HighlightsOn the picture emerging from recently unsealed DEA databaseA lot of people thought they knew that their communities were being saturated by these opioids, but I don’t think they really knew the extent of the saturation, and who was responsible. So this database pulls the curtain back on that for the first time. We obtained data that goes from 2006 through 2012. So over that seven-year period … you can see exactly which manufacturers were responsible, which distributors were responsible, and which pharmacies were responsible. And we took that database and we turned it into a usable, public-facing database, so now anybody in the country can go onto our website and they can see exactly what happened in their communities. …Dozens and dozens of local news organizations have done stories about their own communities — which companies flooded their communities with pills, which pharmacies were responsible for dispensing the most tablets of oxycodone and hydrocodone. Those are the two drugs that we looked at, because they are the most widely abused drugs by addicts and by drug dealers.On the communities that were flooded with opioidsIt’s just heartbreaking to see these once thriving communities. They’re almost like zombielands, where people are just walking around in a daze and picking through garbage cans and falling down, and overdosing in public parks and inside of cars and inside of streets and on street corners. It’s a very upsetting scene that’s happening. …These communities need help — desperately need help. Their hospitals need help. Their foster care agencies need help — because so many parents have perished and their kids have no family or [are] being raised by grandparents. Police departments, paramedics, fire departments that used to fight fires all the time now are fighting against the opioid epidemic and carrying Narcan with them, which is an overdose reversal drug, and “Narcaning” people all day long.On how drug distributors generated billions in revenue from the opioid epidemicThey’re making massive amounts of money. Many of them are Fortune 500 companies. In fact, the No. 1 drug distributor in America, McKesson Corp., is the fifth-largest company in the United States — fifth-largest of all companies in the United States — and it’s a company that most people have never heard of. And they are a huge, huge player in this world, and of the distributors that sent these drugs downstream they were No. 1. And they were followed by two other companies that a lot of folks probably have not heard of. One is called AmerisourceBergen and another is called Cardinal Health. … Together those three companies are the three biggest drug distributors in the United States. And they were followed by Walgreens, CVS and Walmart as the top six drug distributors in the United States.On “pill mills” that popped up in Florida, where people could get opioids from corrupt doctors — and then resell them on the streetAll of a sudden, all these drug dealers realize that there was another way to peddle these pills, and they began to open up these so-called pain management clinics, and most of them were in South Florida, heavily concentrated in Broward County, which is where Fort Lauderdale is. … These things … were basically storefront operations in strip malls where you had corrupt doctors and rogue pharmacists working hand in hand inside of a store. So on one side of the store you’d come in, you’d get a cursory examination, the doctor would write you a script. And you literally go next door and get it filled. And these places just became huge open-air drug markets. The parking lots were filled with people who were driving down from Kentucky and West Virginia and Ohio to pick up their prescriptions. And along the highway that goes up through Florida, I-75 and then also I-95, a lot of these storefronts began putting up billboards along the highway at exit ramps saying, “Pain management clinic, next exit.”On the Justice Department’s history of fining drug companies instead of filing criminal charges[Investigators at the DEA’s Office of Diversion Control] started to see a pattern, and it’s a pattern that they see that continues to this day, that there are people within the Justice Department who are not very aggressive when it comes to these cases. They feel that some of them are a little too close to the industry; that maybe some of the people in the Justice Department want to work for the industry one day, so they don’t go as hard against these companies as perhaps they should. … If you take a look at the revolving door between the Justice Department, the DEA and the drug industry, it’s a very impressive revolving door. You have dozens and dozens of high-ranking officials from the DEA and from the Justice Department who have crossed over to the other side and they’re now working directly for the industry or for law firms representing the industry. So if you’re a DEA investigator or a DEA lawyer or a Justice Department lawyer making $150,000 a year, you cross over and you can triple, quadruple your salary overnight.Amy Salit and Seth Kelley produced and edited the audio of this interview. Bridget Bentz and Deborah Franklin adapted it for the Web.Copyright 2019 Fresh Air. To see more, visit Fresh Air. 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first_imgWhile Lazaridis stepped down from his role as RIM’s co-CEO earlier this year amid turbulent times at the company (it recently reported a $518 million loss for its fiscal first quarter and plans to cut 5,000 jobs), his interests in tech stretch beyond his work in mobile. He has also founded two research institutions: the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, an independent theoretical physics research institute, and the Institute for Quantum Computing, a research center focused on fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics and their applications to information processing which was established within the University of Waterloo.In an email interview, we discussed what’s helped him most in the tech business. What follows is an edited version of our exchange:Related: BlackBerry Makes a New Play for Business UsersEntrepreneur: Looking back, what helped you the most in breaking through in the technology business?Lazaridis: We gave people something they not only wanted, but discovered they needed. The BlackBerry literally changed the way people communicated.Entrepreneur: When did you know you’d made the leap from small-time to big-time? Lazaridis: The market told us. We began to realize that we had not just created a new phone, but had created a new industry. We knew that we had made the leap when the BlackBerry went global.Entrepreneur: Who is your tech hero? Why? Lazaridis: I have many tech heroes, but if I were to name one it would be Intel co-founder Andy Grove. He built an amazing company and then at the height of its success he realized that he had to reinvent himself and his company as the earth under the computing world was shifting from memory chips to microprocessors.He had the courage, vision and leadership skills to not just adapt to the change, but to embrace it, and in the process he strengthened Intel’s leadership position.Entrepreneur: What in your opinion makes a tech company great?Lazaridis: It’s not all that different from what makes any company great. It starts with people. A tech company must have visionary leadership that can attract and inspire dedicated employees who believe in the company’s destiny and want to play a role in its success.Greatness also requires customer-based marketing that meets and anticipates customers’ needs. And, a technology company must be focused on providing quality products and real value to its customers.Entrepreneur: As an entrepreneur, what’s next for you?Lazaridis: I am, of course, continuing my involvement at RIM as vice chairman of the board of directors. I am also continuing to pursue my interests in theoretical physics and quantum computing by helping to support research at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Quantum Computing. I am focused on supporting basic research that seeks long-run solutions to today’s most difficult technological challenges.Related: A Look at RIM’s ‘Mobile Fusion’ Phone Management Tool June 29, 2012 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global min read If you’ve been in the business world in the past decade and had a smartphone, it’s likely that at some point you owned a BlackBerry. Since it was released in 2003, the BlackBerry smartphone became popular among business users for features such as its thumb-friendly keyboard, wireless email and instant-messaging app.But while BlackBerry has been losing considerable market share to rivals such as Apple and Google in recent years, it unquestionably was one of the pioneer phones of the mobile industry. That’s where Mike Lazaridis comes in. As a student at Canada’s University of Waterloo in 1984, Lazaridis founded Research in Motion, the company that developed and manufactures the BlackBerry line of devices. last_img read more

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first_img LONDON — Calling all influencers! WTM London 2018 is inviting digital influencers to apply for its hugely popular WTM London Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking event.Formerly called the Bloggers’ Speed Networking, the 90-minute session – now in its fifth year – takes place on Nov. 7 at 9 a.m. in the Global Stage Networking Area. It will include 120 industry digital influencers participating in quick-fire business meetings with exhibitors interested in increasing their media exposure.According to WTM Portfolio Press & PR Manager Paul Nelson, this year’s event will be the biggest one yet, and will feature an increased focus on YouTubers and Instagrammers.“The number of digital influencers attending WTM London has increased dramatically over the past few years, as their power and influence continue to grow stronger, especially in the travel industry,” he said. “The Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking is the perfect opportunity for private and public sector companies in the travel industry to meet with leading influencers and agree on opportunities for exposure.”More news:  Carnival Cruise Line enhances HUB app for families and youthLast year’s event saw 400 exhibitor personnel discuss business opportunities with 120 digital influencers. The event launched in 2014 with 70’s Tara Povey attended last year’s session and secured many new contacts and business opportunities.“I found the Digital Influencers’ Speed Networking super useful,” she said. “I ended up getting quite a lot of collaborations and trips out of it and made some great connections.”Digital influencers will need to register for WTM London as members of the media ( to apply for a spot, and then submit a separate application form for the speed networking at << Previous PostNext Post >> Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Posted by Sharecenter_img Tags: London, WTM Open call for digital influencers at WTM London 2018 Travelweek Group last_img read more

first_imgSIOUX CENTER, Iowa – In the meadow, four white-haired Shorthorn heifers peel off from the others, raising their heads at the same time in the same direction. Unsettling, when you know they are clones.From their ears dangle yellow tags marked with the same number: 434P. Only the numbers that follow are different: 2, 3, 4 and 6.The tag also bears the name of the company that bred them and is holding them temporarily in a field at its headquarters in Sioux Center, Iowa: Trans Ova Genetics, the only large U.S. company selling cloned cows.A few miles away, four Trans Ova scientists in white lab jackets bend over high-tech microscopes in the company’s laboratories. They are meticulously working with the minute elements of life to create, in Petri dishes, genetically identical copies of existing animals.Each year, the company gives birth, using the cloning technique, to about 100 calves. It also clones pigs and horses. Young scientists work at the labs of Trans Ova Genetics in Sioux Center, Iowa, on June 16, 2014. Juliette Michel/AFPThe specialist in reproductive technologies for livestock began to become interested in the 1990s in cloning, a niche market.The birth of Dolly the sheep in 1996 — the first clone of an adult mammal — had seemed at the time like something straight out of science fiction.And the advanced technology raised ethical concerns because it deviates from normal reproduction that marries genetic material from two parents.Still, the controversial technique has spread and is used in a number of countries, including the United States.In 2008, the agency charged with U.S. food safety, the Food and Drug Administration, approved consumption of meat and milk from cloned cows, pigs and goats.But on the other side of the Atlantic, just last December, the European Commission, the European Union’s executive, proposed a ban on the cloning of animals used for food and their import. That has yet to be decided.The commission, however, did not seek a ban on the sale of products from the descendants of cloned animals or insist on the traceability of their origin, actions that were pushed by the European Parliament.The idea of tracking such animals elicits a shrug from Blake Russell, who heads Trans Ova’s animal cloning division ViaGen.“There are cattle in the thousands globally now”, and their offspring and descendants are “going to multiply every year,” Russell said. “It would be next to impossible to go backwards.”Cloning can boost the production of animal protein to feed the world’s growing population, said Mark Allan, Trans Ova’s director of marketing and genomics.The technique allows the preservation of desirable characteristics in the cloned animal, such as leaner meat, higher milk production and disease resistance, he noted. The entrance to the labs of the Genetic Advancement Center of Trans Ova Genetics is seen in Sioux Center, Iowa, on June 16, 2014. Trans Ova Genetics is the only company in the U.S. offering cattle cloning services. Juliette Michel/AFPBonanza for breedersCloning is a bonanza for owners of elite cows or bulls, who sell the animals’ sperm or eggs at a premium price but face the extinction of that income flow when the animal dies. By paying $20,000 to Trans Ova for a cloned animal, the owner can keep on reaping profits into the future.Opponents of the practice say dangers loom.The U.S. authorities have made a major mistake by not regulating it, and allowing consumption of cloned meat before long-term studies of its impact on human health, said Jaydee Hanson, senior policy analyst at the nonprofit Center for Food Safety.Mortality rates are higher than for non-cloned animals at all stages of development, and surrogate cows carrying the cloned egg have more problems during pregnancy and delivery, said Hanson.He said that of the millions of cows produced every year, the number that are cloned is “overall pretty insignificant.”“But the bottom line is you do not want large numbers of these animals for a number of reasons, number one being that cloned animals are generally unhealthy.”“Any time you take the natural process and you bring change, there’s always a learning curve,” said Trans Ova’s Russell. Facebook Comments Related posts:Food and Fútbol: Learning from the Netherlands In a Colombian jungle long known for cocaine, a rare nut is now all the rage With COP21 underway, development banks urged to boost ‘green finance’ in Latin America US inflames debate on climate finance with plan for UN talkslast_img read more

first_imgGo back to the enewsletterJumeirah Group has said it plans to temporarily close its London flagship property later this year for an extended period as the hotel undergoes an extensive refurbishment. Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge expects to commence its transformation from 1 September 2019 with a planned completion date of northern “summer 2020”.Jumeirah Carlton Tower | Current room designThe upgrade project will cover all areas of the 17-storey building. Interiors will be significantly remodelled to include a redesigned and enriched guest arrival experience at the hotel lobby entrance; the creation of a celebrity destination restaurant on Sloane Street; a rejuvenated rooftop health club overlooking Cadogan Gardens; and a new state-of-the-art design Spa, with 20-metre indoor pool.All guestrooms and suites are planned to be completely refurbished to a new level of luxury. The number of keys will reduce from 216 to 188 with the introduction of new Signature Suites and Junior Suites, which will capitalise on the hotel’s stunning views of the London skyline and the private Cadogan Place Gardens.Jumeirah Carlton Tower | Current suite designOpening its doors in 1961 as The Carlton Tower, the hotel gained an international reputation as a beacon of British style and sophistication. It was the first modern five-star property to open in London’s chic Knightsbridge district and, at the time, was the tallest hotel in London.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

first_imgThe trial of a Syrian man accused of people smuggling got underway at Paphos district court on Tuesday.The man is facing charges of human trafficking, aiding and abetting migrants to illegally enter the Republic, unsafe transportation of people, and conspiracy to commit a felony.He is accused of transporting 142 people – Syrian nationals – on a boat, on July 23.The case began with the state prosecutor calling the police investigator to the stand.The next hearing has been set for October 4, at which time the defendant’s lawyer will cross-examine the police officer.The case was filed on August 1, and the defendant has been held in custody ever since.You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementAdd This One Thing To Your Dog’s Food To Help Them Be HealthierUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementUndo Concern over falling tourism numbersUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoOur View: Argaka mukhtar should not act as if he owns the beachUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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