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In his words Huawei CEO says company will not be crushed

SHENZHEN, China — Huawei founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei said that U.S. restrictions on access to technology would not defeat the Chinese telecom equipment maker and that the United States and Australia should hold off on buying Huawei’s 5G network gear if they fear it is a security risk.The U.S. has put Huawei Technologies Ltd. on its entity list, restricting American companies from supplying it, though it granted a second 90-day reprieve Monday. It also has asked Canada to hold Ren’s daughter, a Huawei executive, to face U.S. charges related to sanctions on Iran.In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, the 74-year-old Ren said he doesn’t want relief for his company or his daughter to be linked to the U.S.-China trade dispute, as President Donald Trump has suggested.Here are some key points that Ren made in the interview:HUAWEI WILL NOT BE CRUSHED“The entity list will not crush us as the U.S. hopes. By adding Huawei to the entity list, the U.S. wanted to kill off Huawei. But we are not dead; in fact, we are doing even better than before. … The entity list has not affected us as much as it has affected our U.S. partners. They used to supply us with billions of dollars’ worth of components and were suddenly not allowed to do so. Their short-term financial results will surely be significantly impacted and their losses will be felt. After all, stock prices matter a lot to Wall Street.”___5G DOESN’T NEED AMERICAN HELP“Whether the (deadline for enforcing the) entity list is extended or not, that will not have a substantial impact on Huawei’s business, because if you look at connectivity products, such as 5G or core products, we can do well without relying on American companies.”“The biggest impact of the entity list would be on our consumer business. There are billions of Android system users around the world. Banning Huawei from using this system will not ensure America’s national security. If the U.S. still wants to ban us from Android, we may need to work on our own backup plan.”___NO TO RELIEF FOR TRADE DEAL“Many people in China still are very poor. I couldn’t take it if those poor people sacrificed their own interests for the benefit of Huawei.”“I am not approaching this issue purely from my family’s perspective. But we are not asking for a favour from the government to allow the United States to go easier on Huawei. If this whole thing continues, Huawei might grow more slowly and (my daughter) Meng Wanzhou might have to stay in Canada and suffer more. But I would rather take that instead of having the Chinese people, most of whom are poorer than we are, sacrifice for Huawei.”___ENTITY LIST DESIGNATION TO STAY“We think the U.S. government’s entity list cannot possibly be revoked, because it isn’t possible that someone from the United States will step up to revoke the entity list designation. Right now, attacking Huawei in the United States is politically correct, while helping Huawei even once would put (that person) under significant pressure. So to us, the entity list will be there for quite some time.”___SECURITY RISK FEARS“If people in the United States say your 5G technology poses a national security threat to the United States, then I am open to the possibility of a paid transfer of 5G technology and production techniques to U.S. companies so they can build upon it and develop 6G to speed up their own development.”If the U.S. and Australia “still have security concerns, I think they had best not buy Huawei’s 5G or related products. Let other countries first use Huawei’s systems and technologies, test it to see whether it is secure or there are security threats first. To me personally, 5G is just a tool in support of future widespread artificial intelligence adoption. So the tool itself is not the most important part when we talk about security.”___U.S. PRESSURE MADE HUAWEI MORE FOCUSED“At a strategic level, the U.S. entity list is helpful to Huawei, because there are some marginal, unimportant businesses or products in our portfolio. Now, with the pressure coming from the United States, we cut off those products or businesses and take the resources to work on major products.”___HUAWEI LIKES AMERICAN TECHNOLOGY“We hope we can and we will continue to be able to buy American components. Even though we may have the ability to turn out our own components or products, we would choose to reduce our own capacity so as to use more American components in order to contribute together to share the prosperity of society.”The Associated Press read more

Kinder Morgans Trans Mountain pipeline woes having chilling effect on investment in

CALGARY — The suspension of work on Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project will have a “chilling” effect on overall investment in Canada, industry observers say.“Any slowdown or uncertainty regarding a pipeline is clearly a major factor impacting business investment in the energy space,” CIBC deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal said in an interview on Monday.“Energy investment is a very important part of total investment in Canada especially when it comes to rate of growth. To the extent that we see some uncertainty there, it can have a macro impact.”Kinder Morgan considering investing elsewhere as Trans Mountain looks ’untenable’Oilsands face major blow as Trans Mountain pipeline thrown into doubtShares in Kinder Morgan Canada were down about 10 per cent at $16.61, a day after it announced it was suspending all non-essential construction on the project.The move came as the TSX/S&P Capped Energy Index, which tracks Canada’s largest oil and gas industry members, was up slightly on news of rising oil prices.The pipeline company said it plans to consult with stakeholders to try to find clarity on the viability of its $7.4-billion project in view of continuing government opposition in B.C., setting a deadline of May 31 to reach a deal or consider cancelling the project.The warning ups the stakes, but shouldn’t come as a surprise to those who have watched the company’s five-year struggle to win approval and build the pipeline, said analysts at Desjardins Capital Markets in a report on Monday.“The bottom line is that the future of the TMX project remains cloudy, and yesterday’s announcement is only likely to further entrench opposition activists by providing a calendar target,” the report says.It added that Alberta Premier Rachel Notley’s declaration that her province is prepared to invest in the project is comforting and suggests that the project might survive the company’s deadline.Greenpeace campaigner Keith Stewart called the May 31 deadline a power play by Kinder Morgan, whose securities filings show that the B.C. government’s opposition is only one of many obstacles.“Bad projects are bad projects, so if this redirects investment toward good projects that contribute to Indigenous reconciliation and meeting our climate commitments, then that’s a net benefit,” Stewart wrote in an email.In a statement, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association said uncertainties created by those “who seek to subvert the rule of law” undermine Canada’s ability to attract capital to grow the economy and provide jobs for Canadians.Business investment in Canada is being diverted to the United States, Royal Bank CEO Dave McKay warned recently. He said the investment exodus is already underway, especially in the energy and clean-technology sectors, due to Ottawa’s lack of response to a U.S. tax overhaul.In a report in February, Scotiabank said delayed construction of pipelines including the Trans Mountain expansion, Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement and TransCanada’s Keystone XL is causing discounts for Canadian crude prices that are costing the economy roughly $15.6 billion a year, with the impact expected to moderate as more rail shipping capacity comes on line this year. read more

Annan hails US diplomat and philanthropist for educating public about UN

Speaking on Tuesday evening at a dedication ceremony for the John C. Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University, the Secretary-General commended the former diplomat for working tirelessly “to inform and educate the US public about the work of the UN, and to influence the US Government to make better use of the Organization.””At some of its most challenging times,” the Secretary-General said, Mr. Whitehead “passionately led the charge to defend and support the very idea of the United Nations.” read more

Candace Parkers Celebration Leaves Teammate With Bloody Eye

Los Angeles Sparks star Nneda Ogwumike pulled off a series of good plays and her teammate Candace Parker rewarded her with a bloody eye.Ogwumike hit a clutch shot in the final minute of the first overtime against the Tulsa Shock and in a wild celebration Parker tackled her against the goalpost. Parker’s head caught Ogwumike in the left eye, and the blood started flowing.Ogwumike took it like a champ and returned to the game. She hit six straight shots to keep the Sparks in the lead. Parker redeemed herself  by hitting the game-winning shot with 5.7 seconds for  a 90-88 victory over the Shock.Let’s watch the headbutting encounter in the video below. read more

Ortega Mikler was the difference

On Saturday was the third time when Vardar Skopje and MKB-MVM Veszprém met in this season. Before the derby of Group C the Hungarian fans wished fast recovery to their ex-left back, Tamás Mocsai who had a serious car accident this week.In the first half Blazenko Lackovic got injured and Vardar Skopje couldn’t replace him. The halftime result was 16-10. The end of the game wasn’t so dramatic like last week, but the result is the same: the Hungarians got the two points with an easy, 32-24 win. The best scorers were Momir Ilic (8 goals), Cristian Zeitz (7 goals) and Matjaz Brumen, Alex Dujshebaev and Timur Dibirov with 4 goals.Both coaches said that Veszprém’s goalkeeper, Roland Mikler was the main difference between the two teams. According to Raul Gonzales the match was decided after the first half when Veszprém lead with 6 goals. Carlos Ortega is proud of his team, because they could win easily without the injured players. The Spanish coach said that it was an important step to reach their goals in the season. Alex Dujshebaev mentioned how difficult was to play in the Veszprém Aréna’s atmosphere. According to Gergő Iváncsik Veszprém was well-prepared and played almost without mistakes.VIRAG FARKAS ← Previous Story Veszprem demolish Vardar for the TOP position in Group C Next Story → Kiel beat PSG for TOP spot – RK Metalurg celebrate last second triumph Antonio Carlos OrtegaRoland MiklerveszpremVirag Farkas read more

How Sean Dunne could be declared bankrupt in Ireland and in the

first_imgTHE PROPERTY DEVELOPER Sean Dunne could now be declared bankrupt in Ireland in addition to the United States, where he is currently based, following a ruling by a court in Connecticut.Bankruptcy judge Alan Shiff has granted a motion sought by one of Dunne’s main creditors Ulster Bank – and supported by the National Asset Management Agency – for bankruptcy proceedings to be brought in Ireland in addition to the US.RTÉ News reports that having sided with the bank, a hearing will now take place in an Irish Court on 1 July to allow bankruptcy proceedings to be served on Dunne before negotiations between US and Irish authorities.Carlow-native Dunne had sought bankruptcy in the US in March where the regime is less severe than in Ireland but the bank – to which he owes some €164 million – argued that most of Dunne’s debt is owed to Irish creditors.Read: Eight things we learned about Sean Dunne from his bankruptcy Attempts to redevelop site failed with An Bord Pleanála refusing planning permission for a 37-storey tower at the site in 2009 and as the property crash took hold of the country the site’s value decreased significantly.Read: Bankrupt developer Sean Dunne reveals liabilities of €718 millionRead: Sean Dunne declares bankruptcy in US In bankruptcy filings made in May, Dunne revealed liabilities of €718 million and assets of €42 million with his main creditors being Ulster Bank, NAMA, Certus – a company handling Bank of Scotland’s portfolio in Ireland – and O’Flynn Construction in Cork.The bankruptcy filings revealed that Dunne has an average monthly income of €17,000 per month, €6,352 of which comes from Mountbrook USA, a company owned by his wife Gayle Killilea, where he works as a project manager.Dunne hit headlines during the property boom when he oversaw the purchase of the Jury’s Doyle hotel site in Ballsbridge in Dublin 4 for some €379 million, an unprecedented amount for the seven acre site.last_img read more

Citizenship test under fire

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Calls to make Australian citizenship tests include English language proficiency tests have irked campaigners for multiculturalism. Federal MP, and a long-time supporter for multiculturalism, Maria Vamvakinou says while English skills are an asset, Australian citizenship should not be closed to people with poor levels of English proficiency. “We are a country that was built by people who became citizens who didn’t speak English,” she tells Neos Kosmos.“English language shouldn’t necessarily be the determining factor of whether you get citizenship or not, because there’s a possibility that it will then lead to excluding people and excluding people means you will have people living in this country who are not able to be full members of the community.” Liberal MP Sharman Stone has been calling for the overhaul of Australian citizenship requirements this week and argues English tests should be mandatory.“It makes me very sorry when people come into my office and say they need an interpreter and are feeling alienated,” she said to Fairfax Media.Last week a government discussion paper supported a measure that would require new citizens to sit an English exam before they were eligible to be citizens.Many Greek Australians became citizens during the big post-war wave of migration with little or no English skills, something Ms Vamvakinou says shaped the way Australia is today.“If we had that attitude then, I don’t know what kind of society we’d be today,” she says.Attending numerous citizenship ceremonies in her electorate of Calwell each year, Ms Vamvakinou says she sees many people of all walks of life proudly become part of the “Australian family”.She says it will be quite discriminatory for people coming to Australia from the refugee humanitarian program to be excluded from becoming citizens for their low English skills. “They come here from difficult circumstances and may not be able to become as fluent in English as quickly as others,” she says.“Australian citizenship has been the great leveller, the equal playing field for everybody who chooses to live in this country. “We don’t exclude people from becoming members of the Australian family.”Currently, the Australian citizenship test includes 20 multiple choice questions about Australia’s beliefs, values, law system and people.The government is currently considering developing the test to standardise English language requirements and limiting the number of times a person can sit the test before their application is refused.last_img read more

Smartphones une étude révèle les différences dusages dans le monde

first_imgSmartphones : une étude révèle les différences d’usages dans le mondeUne étude publiée hier par Google révèle de nombreuses informations sur les utilisations de Smartphone  dans cinq pays parmi les plus développés au monde, à savoir la France, le Royaume-Uni, l’Allemagne, les États-Unis et le Japon. Le Royaume-Uni apparaît grand gagnant en terme d’addiction à nos petits boitiers technologiques, mais la France n’est pas en reste avec un score de 38 %, le même qui les États-Unis. Étonnement, ce sont les Japonais qui sont à la traine, avec 17 % d’équipement. Si ces chiffres concernent la période septembre-octobre 2011, l’étude fournit également des données sur la période janvier-février 2011, un peu plus tôt. On constate que c’est au cours de l’année que les Anglais ont acquis brutalement 15 % de smartphones en plus, dépassant ainsi les Américains qui n’en ont acheté que 7 %.L’exception japonaise s’explique sans doute quand on regarde une autre donnée fournie par l’étude, le temps d’internet sur téléphone par jour. Les Japonais font le score énorme de 88 %, bien loin devant les Américains, à seulement 69 %. C’est que les Japonais sont en fait équipés depuis longtemps de téléphones évolués, qui donnent accès à internet, mais n’entrent pas dans la catégorie smartphones.À lire aussiDengue : symptômes, traitement, prévention, où en est-on ?Parmi les autres informations révélées par l’étude, on constate que les Japonais changent plus souvent de Smartphones (pour les 17 % qui en ont). On apprend aussi qu’au Japon ce sont les jeunes hommes qui achètent des Smartphones, tandis qu’ailleurs la parité est presque parfaite. En France il faut apparemment avoir fait de longues études (69 %) pour utiliser un smartphone, tandis qu’aux États-Unis cela ne compte pas. Au Japon c’est pire, les ouvriers pourraient être interdits de smartphones (1 % d’entre eux à peine en ont un).On notera que seulement 2.000 personnes ont été sondées dans chaque pays, ce qui en fait un étude certes fiable, mais loin d’être inattaquable tout de même. Le 27 janvier 2012 à 18:45 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

ASA Announces CAB Campaign—Call About Biodiesel

first_imgIt’s time to plant soybeans and corn across much of the United States, and the American Soybean Association (ASA) is encouraging farmers to pick up their cells phones and make calls next week, April 26-30, from their tractor cab to promote passage of a retroactive extension of the vital biodiesel tax credit.”Call your Senators and Representative and ask them to contact their respective Leadership to stress that the biodiesel tax incentive extension must be enacted before the Memorial Day recess,” said ASA President Rob Joslin, a soybean producer from Sidney, Ohio. “We realize that at this time of year many soybean farmers are spending long hours in their tractor cab planting crops, and this is a perfect opportunity to stop and take a few minutes at the end of a field to call your elected representatives in Washington about the urgent need to extend the biodiesel tax incentive.”All soybean farmers are urged to participate in ASA’s C.A.B. Campaign: Call About Biodiesel. Contact the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to speak with your Senators’ and Representative’s offices.The biodiesel tax incentive expired on December 31, 2009. Since then, biodiesel production and consumption has dramatically declined, biodiesel production facilities have closed, thousands of biodiesel industry workers have lost their jobs, and surplus soybean oil stocks continue to increase as a result of lower demand.”It now has been over 112 days since Congress allowed the biodiesel tax credit to lapse,” Joslin emphasized. “We need soybean farmers to send a strong message to Congress that the biodiesel tax credit needs to be extended before the Memorial Day recess.”The U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 4213, the Tax Extenders Act of 2009, in December 2009, and the Senate passed its version of H.R. 4213, the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act in early March 2010. Both versions of the bill include retroactive extension of the vital biodiesel tax credit through December 31, 2010. The House and Senate must now reconcile the differences between the two versions of the bill approved by the respective chambers.Helpful Points:Farmers should personalize and explain the impact the credit expiration is having on you, your business, and your state:Biodiesel production has stopped and Green Jobs are being lost.The resulting negative impact on State and Local Economic Development.The detrimental effect expiration of the credit is having on Your Bottom Line (estimated impact of $0.25 per bushel).From a Nationwide standpoint, Green Job creation, Energy Security and Environmental Benefits associated with domestic biodiesel production is being lost.Biodiesel reduces our Dependence on Foreign Oil.The Biodiesel Industry creates Green Jobs and Makes a Positive Contribution to the Economy.Biodiesel is Good for the Environment.”Please take a few minutes next week to make three phone calls,” Joslin added. “Your two Senators and your Representative need to know that you care about this issue and how it impacts our economy and your profitability.”ASA member John Hoffman, a producer from Waterloo, Iowa is familiar withtaking just a few minutes to stop and make calls to his Senatorsand Representative from the cab of his farm equipment.last_img read more

Bringing modern India to forefront

first_imgEven though India is a vast country, India barely has anything of its own. From various vegetables, fruits to spices, almost everything was brought to India and became a part of the culture. The same goes for the rugs and carpet industry in India. “Most of the designs of rugs that we see in the market are either inspired by middle-eastern, Nepalese or Indo-Tibetan cultures. You don’t get to see something that is inspired by our own contemporary Indian culture,” said Angelique Dhama, President of OBEETEE. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIndia’s largest luxury carpet maker, OBEETEE, has launched the second edition of the ‘Proud to be Indian’ series with Abraham & Thakore, one of the most successful and respected design houses in India. The new handcrafted collection of rugs fuses timeless traditional techniques with a bold, contemporary colour palette and edgy artistry. The initiative is aimed at bringing the loom to the modern Indian context.The new ‘Proud to be Indian’ collection touches upon India’s fascinating elements: The borders of vintage saris from Kanchipuram, block prints from Sanganer and the timeless tie and dye Bandhani from Kutch. The designs are also influenced by the geometry of double Ikat Telia Rumals and the art of calligraphy; the ornate lettering techniques. Other vintage elements like old handwritten letters, faded ink and calligraphic strokes have also been used in this labour of love. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveOn the launch of second edition of Proud to be Indian collection, Rudra Chatterjee, Chairman, OBEETEE, said “We are proud to partner with Abraham & Thakore to create rugs that represent design, material and craftsmanship that are local, yet exceptional in heritage and quality. What attracted us was their mastery of design, which is both cutting-edge yet tied intricately to India’s ethos.”Elaborating on the association, Angelique Dhama, President, OBEETEE, said, “We were aware of the strong Persian and Central Asian design language of most carpets, we felt the time had come to showcase rugs influenced by India’s own textile traditions, but with an evolved design vocabulary. Though the inspiration comes from India’s rich heritage, the elements and colours are fresh and fun, making the whole compilation very contemporary. This collection reaffirms the ingenuity of the human hand.” With some of the finest weavers to this task; it took more than a year to weave one carpet, hence, providing a year’s employment. The carpets are all hand-knotted using different yarns and finishes. The finest silk was procured and rugs were woven with a knot density of about 200 knots per square inch. “Each rug is made of exquisite material with almost 65-70% of silk and 30-35% of wool. Even the washes that have been applied are either gold or silver finish so as to elevate the product. The carpets are also customised for our patrons. Each buyer can scan a QR code embedded in the tapestry of the carpet and read details about its weaver,” explained Dhama.”When we were approached by OBEETEE, we were excited to be developing carpets with India’s finest carpet weaving company. We found the premise of the project, which focuses on combining the finest carpet weaving skills of India with an Indian design sensibility both challenging and timely,” said designers Abraham & Thakore.”The beauty of this collection lies in the technical virtuosity of a hand knotted carpet, where millions of threads are individually knotted together to create the complex surface of matt and sheen. The design sensibility is low key yet highly distinctive, with a strong respect for material, form and craft,” said the designers.After unveiling the Abraham & Thakore collection in Delhi, OBEETEE will showcase the collection in Germany, followed by New York.last_img read more

Mixed Blessings 4 Ways Computers Forever Changed How We Work

first_img Fifty years ago today IBM’s iconic industrial System 360 mainframe powerhouse made its debut. The “Big Iron,” one of the first mass-marketed server systems ever, made it possible for many of the world’s biggest institutions and corporations to centralize, simplify and scale their massive daily data processing operations.System 360 was so successful, it became the de facto industry standard. Its modern evolution, System z, serves as the data-crunching backbone of thousands of companies today, including global banks, telecom operators, insurance brokers, retail giants and more.Related: An Accelerated History of Internet Speed (Infographic)In honor of IBM’s System 360 golden anniversary, we thought it would be fun to quickly look back on the ways the mainframe’s smaller, more practical computer descendants — the trusty PC, the humble laptop, and an increasingly smarter array of mobile devices — have forever changed how we work, for better and for worse.Here are four ways computers, in all their various awesome, nerdgasmic forms, have permanently altered business and how we worker bees get it all done (or not):1. More work faster. Computers, gadgets and gizmos help us hammer out more work in less time and, hopefully, with fewer mistakes. And fewer mistakes generally equal higher quality work.Note taking, letter writing, record keeping and various other workplace written communication forms went from paper and ink to digital. You can thank German World War II Luftwaffe fighter pilot Ulrich Steinhilper, who pioneered the concept of “textverarbeitung,” which we know as word processing, in 1955 at IBM Germany. Danke, Ulrich.Related: 10 Fascinating Facts About the World Wide Web on Its 25th BirthdayThe Good: Increased worker productivity should lead to more output and higher profits, in theory at least. And more money is never a bad thing.The Bad: Work is often hard, especially if you don’t like your job, and doing more of what you don’t love faster is just more of what you don’t love faster. Other than that, we can’t really see a downside to churning out work with increased speed and better efficiency, especially not from the management side of the office.2. Less talk, more action.In-person meetings and gabfests have gone the way of Facetime and Skype. Thanks to email, texting, apps and the internet, workers don’t need to actually talk to each other face-to-face any more. We can solitarily toil away at our desks (or from wherever in the world we snag a Wi-Fi connection, even at the beach, if we’re lucky) and text, email and instant message (IM) each other instead. Or Snapchat or Facebook or tweet one another… and the list goes on.Related: 4 Ways to Stop Smartphone Users From Using Their Phones During MeetingsThe good: Less time spent chit-chatting by the water cooler or gabbing in meetings gives us more time to spend, you guessed it, working. Also, fewer moments spent together in-person cuts down on office gossip and drama, both of which are toxic timesucks we’re happy to see (and hear) less of.The bad: Face-to-face meetings and discussions are often the birthplaces of innovation, whether they unfold at your desk, in the breakroom, in the conference room or wherever. Too many physical and verbal communication nuances and contextual clues can get lost in text translation, some that arguably even Facetime can’t adequately capture.   3. More distraction, less action.The internet, which we wouldn’t have without a global network of computers, is an infinitely interesting shiny object, begging to pull us away from our work and splash our feet in its unending deluge of diversions.According to recent research, 64 percent of employees waste up to five-plus hours(!) of on-the-clock time on non-work related websites (like Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, ESPN, YouTube, to name a few) every day.Related: Distractions Killing Your Flow? Try This Method.For those of us who do hours of research on the web for work every day, it takes a tremendous amount of focus and self-discipline to stay on-task and produce results.The good: We can’t think of an upside of blowing off your work to slack off on the web, outside of perhaps networking with key business contacts on LinkedIn in ways that benefit your company, preferably its bottom line. Even then, it’s a stretch.  The bad: Once you fall down a distraction vortex online, it’s tough to dig yourself out. Lost productivity leads to less profit. Not good. 4. Getting to the PowerPoint.Presentations are nothing new in business. However, computers made it possible to blend audience-wowing graphs, flow charts, bullet points and other bells and whistles into our business speeches like never before, specifically with a huge leg up from PowerPoint.Related: Avoid the PowerPoint Trap By Having Less Wordy SlidesThe globally popular presentation application, which was originally designed for Apple computers and that Microsoft bought for $14 million in 1987, officially launched in 1990. Presentations have never been the same.The good: Computer-aided presentations help us better visualize and communicate our ideas to co workers, colleagues and target markets. They help people see the big picture.   The bad: More meaningless graphs, flow charts and bullet points and less meaningful stories.    5 min read Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global April 7, 2014center_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

Boston Installs PhoneCharging Solar Benches Across City Parks

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals July 1, 2014 2 min read On-the-go and in dire need of cell phone fuel? Fear not, Bostonians: a burgeoning fleet of solar-powered benches are currently being installed within city parks to recharge depleting devices.In addition to charging electronics, the Soofas — as they’re called — are also able to capture environmental data such as weather, noise levels, air quality and number of passersby per hour. These findings are then uploaded, via Verizon’s wireless network, to soofa.co for public consumption.“Your cell phone doesn’t just make phone calls,” Boston Mayor Martin Walsh told The Boston Globe. ”Why should our benches just be seats?” City officials added that initial units are being funded entirely by Cisco Systems, the San Francisco-based networking equipment manufacturer.Related: With National Rollout, Will Starbucks Make Wireless Phone Charging the New Wi-Fi?Soofa was conceived by Changing Environments, an MIT Media Lab spinoff founded by a trio of female inventors. They say their aim is to get residents out of the house “and into a new, smarter and more sustainable city.”After the invention made its debut at the White House Maker Faire last month, 10 Soofas have currently been installed throughout Boston and Cambridge.Changing Environments is now inviting the public to suggest potential Soofa destinations and to name each of the benches on its website. While Hedy was unveiled in Washington, for instance, Boston is now home to Nanweigo, Spencer, Franklin, Nan, Bela, Lisa, DJ, Mia, Joe and Layla.Related: 13 Accidental Inventions That Changed the Worldcenter_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Register Now »last_img read more

Johannesburg top MICE destination

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: S.P The Johannesburg Tourism Conference and Events Bureau (CEB) have been awarded a series of bids with an estimated economic benefit to the city of over US$28.5 million.Johannesburg was chosen as the city to host the 59th CIC General Assembly due to its unique wildlife ranching model, demonstrating its international leadership and sustainable use.In 2012 Johannesburg will also host the International Small Business Congress and the Europe Africa Business Summit.  From the success Johannesburg achieved with hosting the FIFA World Cup 2010 the city was awarded the bid to host the World Anti Doping Congress in 2013 highlighting the confidence FIFA has placed in Johannesburg’s ability to host major events.The CEB continues to drive Johannesburg as a leading global destination for business tourism and is prepared to supply all the necessary advice and solutions relating to meetings, conventions, exhibitions and incentives.Another achievement for Johannesburg was to be chosen as the host destination for the 18th agility World Championships (AWC) in 2013, which is the first time the annual event will be held outside Europe. Later this year Johannesburg will be hosting a number of high profile events including the Tenpin Bowling World Championships to be held in November, while the fourth annual Mr. Gay World Competition will take place in 2012.“We are certainly on there on the international campaign and bidding trail, demonstrating that Johannesburg is open for business, with the capacity to host events across a spectrum of size, scope and price,” Johannesburg Tourism Company chief executive Lindiwe Kwele said.“As the continent’s leading hub for business, fashion, music and the creative arts, it’s appropriate that we are hosting a diverse spectrum of events which address these very diverse industry sectors,” Mr Kwele said.last_img read more

Aireon and FlightAware announce Qatar Airways as launch partner

first_imgAireon and FlightAware announce Qatar Airways as launch partnerAireon and FlightAware announce Qatar Airways as GlobalBeaconSM launch partnerAireon LLC and FlightAware announced today that Qatar Airways will be the first airline to adopt the new GlobalBeaconSM solution to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations.The agreement will provide Qatar Airways’ Integrated Operations Centre with minute-by-minute, global tracking of Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) equipped aircraft by 2018.GlobalBeacon combines FlightAware’s worldwide flight tracking information – – including origin, destination, flight plan route, position, estimated time of arrival – with data from Aireon’s space-based ADS-B aircraft surveillance system, due to be operational in 2018.  The solution will provide Qatar Airways with state-of-the-art technology to meet and exceed GADSS requirements and recommendations.“Qatar Airways is a leader in the aviation industry, and their proactive approach to implementing the GADSS recommendations reinforces that point,” said Aireon CEO, Don Thoma. “With a modern fleet of 190 aircraft flying all over the world, across remote and oceanic airspace, Qatar Airways and GlobalBeacon are an ideal match and no new avionics will be required. We’re excited to welcome them as a partner.”Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “As one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, both our needs, and our drive to deliver the very best services for our global passengers, are continually evolving. GlobalBeacon will seamlessly integrate with our existing ICAO 2018 compliant flight watch technology (Total Operations System), and further enhance our fleet management by providing updates every minute.“I am proud of Qatar Airways’ leadership position in this vital area of aviation safety and awareness. We will be the first airline in the world to have the capability to use worldwide satellite air surveillance to support our airline operations and to achieve the highest of flight tracking standards ahead of the ICAO 2021 mandate.”Announced by ICAO in March of 2016, GADSS was created to help improve the ability to detect commercial aircraft in remote locations.  The key components of GADSS recommend that aircraft report their position to the airline’s operations center at a minimum of once every 15 minutes under normal flight circumstances.  However, if an aircraft should become in distress, position reports are then to be provided every minute.  GlobalBeacon will provide a permanent minute-by-minute reporting capability, far exceeding the ICAO recommendation.In addition to aircraft tracking and location reporting requirements, GADSS requires aircraft to provide immediate notification of abnormal events, regardless of air traffic unit boundaries and without a degradation of baseline search and rescue services.  Further, distressed aircraft status tracking under GADSS can be activated by the pilot, automatically by the aircraft and remotely by the operations control center.“With GlobalBeacon, Qatar Airways is getting the most state-of-the-art solution to meet GADSS recommendations in the industry,” said FlightAware CEO, Daniel Baker.  “The adoption of this solution shows their commitment to their customers, employees and international community to help improve airlines and aviation stakeholder’s ability to locate aircraft in distress and improve search and rescue capabilities.”Qatar Airways will also integrate FlightAware’s Firehose application programming interface (API) with their existing visualization tool in their flight operations center.  Firehose provides secure TCP-based streaming flight positions and flight status data via a combination of worldwide air traffic control data, ADS-B, Mode S multilateration (MLAT), and aircraft datalink information.Aireon’s space-based ADS-B service will be operational in 2018, shortly after the completion of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. The constellation will consist of 66 operational low-earth-orbit satellites providing global coverage.  The service will also provide Air Navigation Service Providers with global aircraft surveillance capability, and is expected to help reduce fuel costs, increase safety and enable more efficient flight paths.Source = Aireon LLC – FlightAware – Qatar Airwayslast_img read more

Sellers Continue to Lose High Ground

first_imgSellers Continue to Lose High Ground Agents & Brokers Attorneys & Title Companies Home Prices Home Sales Home Values Investors Lenders & Servicers Mortgage Rates Redfin Service Providers 2014-01-03 Tory Barringer January 3, 2014 427 Views Sharecenter_img Reports from “”Redfin””:http://www.redfin.com/ agents indicate the fourth quarter was a rough one for homeowners looking to sell.[IMAGE]The tech-powered brokerage released its latest “”quarterly survey””:http://www.redfin.com/research/reports/real-time-market-sentiment/2014/just-65-percent-of-redfin-agents-say-now-is-a-good-time-to-sell-down-from-72-percent-in-the-third-quarter.html#.UscBK_RDte of agents in its 22 markets across the nation. The findings indicate a continued shift in market balance: The number of agents saying now is a good time to sell fell 7 percentage points to 65 percent–the third drop in as many quarters–while the number saying now is a good time to buy edged up slightly to 56 percent.Asked about specific challenges, the majority of Redfin agents agreed that sellers are their own worst enemy right now. Sixty-three percent said the greatest problem sellers have is their unrealistic expectations about the value of their own homes, an uptick from 62 percent in Q3. The next biggest challenge was low inventory at 31 percent.Tight inventory was also a major source of frustration for buyers last quarter, with 87 percent of agents listing that as a common challenge. Next was the problem of elevated competition, though that share was down 14 points to 65 percent, reflecting the decline in bidding wars over the second half of the year.Facing these issues, 45 percent of Redfin agents said their buyers-to-be decided to put off their home search for the holidays. Those determined to stay in the game said they’ve had to make concessions on how much they’re willing to pay and which features they want.With mortgage rates expect to climb to 5 percent or higher this year, Redfin also asked agents how high interest rates would have to go before the housing market really starts to suffer. The majority–39 percent–said 5.5 percent is the magic number.””If rates reach 5.5 percent, we’ll start to lose entry-level buyers. The ripple effect will reach homes in almost every price point,”” said Redfin agent Jeff Bale, who operates in Portland. in Datalast_img read more

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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires “I’ll get a few Bibles in the mail, I’m sure, and rightfully so,” he quipped.The Cardinals went 13-3 and reached the NFC Championship Game, which no doubt helped raise their profile among casual NFL fans. However, the type of access that has been promised in this series, with cameras following players and coaches everywhere from meetings and games to their time at home, is the kind that should allow people to feel a different kind of connection with a team that has rarely been among the NFL’s most popular.And whether they like the Cardinals or not, chances are there will be many who feel the excitement of the good times as well as the disappointment in the bad.“I’m extremely excited,” safety Tyrann Mathieu said. “We had a lot to be proud of last year, the things we accomplished as a team. It didn’t end how we wanted it to end, but it was a great season for us.”Now, will that season turn into a great show?That remains to be seen, but based on the reception similar series have received — and the trailer that was released earlier in the week — it appears likely that this will be a worthwhile watch.“I can’t wait until that comes out,” safety Tony Jefferson said. “That’s going to be fun seeing that. I know they made a stop at my house — my son gets some camera time and all that, start him early.” Palmer noted he’s sure there will not be any video of their gameplans or anything like that, but instead he expects footage of interaction between players and coaches as well as their families.“It should be shared with our fans,” he said.And yes, you can count Palmer among those who cannot wait to see what the show has in store.“You’re around guys all day long but when guys leave, who knows what goes on,” he said. “You don’t really know how many kids some guys have or how many people are living with him from back home, whatever the situation is.“It will just be cool to get a different perspective on your own teammates.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling That’s not to say there isn’t some trepidation, as Patrick Peterson said he’s been anxious to see the show.“I’ve been dreading to watch,” he noted, adding he was told the team will watch the seventh episode in Los Angeles. “Which was around the Green Bay game, so I can’t wait to watch it Thursday.”Peterson laughed as he said that.For most of the players, this will be their first time on TV doing something other than playing football. For QB Carson Palmer, though, this is a little bit of old hat.The veteran was on the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009 when “Hard Knocks” came to town. He, along with Evan Mathis (Bengals, ’09), Jermaine Gresham (Bengals, ’09) Corey Peters (Falcons, 2014) and Chris Clemons (Dolphins, 2012) all have experience with that series, though Palmer noted how different this experience was.“I think there’s similarities, and when you do ‘Hard Knocks,’ after a while, the cameras are just part of the environment, and they just kind of blend in,” he said. “And that’s only when they’re with you for three weeks.“When they’re with you from now (offseason) until the end of the season, they really become just a piece of furniture in the room. You don’t really think anything of them, and I think that’s what ‘Hard Knocks’ is trying to get and what we achieved is you just don’t realize when you’re on, who’s mic’d up; you’re being yourself, you’re just going about your business the way you normally do.” Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact 0 Comments   Share   It will not be the first time a television series went inside an NFL organization, as HBO’s “Hard Knocks” has been a staple for NFL fans since it debuted on HBO in 2001. However, what separates the two series, besides the teams involved, is that while “Hard Knocks” almost gives a realtime look at a team during training camp, showing roster battles and cuts, whereas “All or Nothing” will give an inside look at a team months after its season ended.That’s part of why Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was on board with the idea.“That it wouldn’t be a distraction and it was not going to be ‘Hard Knocks,’” he said of what convinced him to be a part of it. “Where that I was talking about players or they were in meetings with us talking about players.“They presented it in a way, and they did a very, very professional job of not intruding our space. We had very small cameras — everybody got used to them after a while — I got used to having a microphone on every day. After a while, you’ll be able to tell I didn’t change any.”Arians is known for his colorful language, and it sounds like viewers will not miss out on that part of his personality. 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heat outside the mansion gates Two people were killed when a drunken driver plowed into the crowd After the funeral at Graceland a cortege of 16 white Cadillacs led a slow procession down Elvis Presley Boulevard to the cemetery There the lawn was banked with some 2200 floral tributes an imperial crown of golden mums hortisculptured hound-dogs and guitars sunflowers in wine bottles Memphis ran out of flowers; reinforcements were sent in from California and Colorado …Presley was not as he has so often been called “the father of rock ‘n’ roll” but he was the first to consolidate all its divergent roots into a single surly hard-driving style Rock had its origins deep in rhythm and blues which in a time of strict musical segregation was black music all the way Presley gave rock and blues a gloss of country-and-western and a rockabilly beat but he preserved the undertones of insinuating sexuality accentuated rock’s and blues’ rough edges of danger from the sharp beat to the streetwise lyrics 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from straight below the waist His first appearances were small Pop cataclysms The sensuous movements that headline writers called “gyrations” and that earned Presley nicknames he did not likeSwivel Hips the Pelvishad their roots in roistering responses of some fundamentalist congregationsOffstage his deferential manner toward adults his shy country-boy come-on to women made him seem whatever heights of fame he achieved strictly and forever down home He defined himself as Critic Greil Marcus points out in an excellent Presley essay “by presenting his authentic multiplicity I am he announced a house rocker a boy steeped in mother-love a true son of the church a matinee idol who’s only kidding a man with too many rough edges for anyone ever to smooth away Something in me yearns for a settling of affairs he said with his pale music and his tired movies; on the other hand he answered with his rock ‘n’ roll and occasional blues I may break away at any time” He never did Not really His later stage shows were full of intentional self-parody; he took to telling audiences “this lip used to curl easier” Get your history fix in one place: sign up for the weekly TIME History newsletter But the legend of Elvis Cocks noted would continue to grow (and not just because many of his fans and true crime enthusiasts are still coming out with theories about what really happened to him) He had helped to define a generation and now that generation could go on without him Read the full remembrance from 1977 here in the TIME Vault: Last Stop on the Mystery Train Write to Olivia B Waxman at oliviawaxman@timecomThe reigning king of tech stocks took a bad stumble Tuesday Apple reported financial earnings that on the face of things met or exceeded Wall Street’s expectations Yet there were also signs that sales of its largest product the iPhone may be slowing faster than most investors have expected And lo $50 billion in Apple’s market value vanished in a matter of minutes What happened Apple has been branching into other areas like streaming music and the Apple Watch in addition to its Mac computers and iPad tablets But these days the company might as well be called the iPhone company Smartphones make up to 69% of Apple’s total revenue Apple isn’t having trouble selling iPhones The issue is whether it can keep selling them after the initial surge of demand that follows a new release Apple says it sold 475 million iPhones last quarter The consensus among analysts had been closer to 49 million with some of the more bullish analysts arguing that Apple would surprise us with as many as 52 million iPhones sold last quarter The Brief Newsletter Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now View Sample Sign Up Now That didn’t happen Apple shares fell nearly 8% in a matter of minutes after the numbers were released This in spite of the fact that Apple’s revenue rose 33% to $496 billion and its net income rose to $185 per share beating Wall Street estimates by four cents a share Apple Inc – Earnings Surprise | FindTheCompany Here’s the thing The headline numbers on earnings reports often tell only part of the story especially with a company like Apple that is so obsessively tracked by analysts investors fanboys and bloggers So yes Apple beat expectations but it really just kind of squeaked past them whereas it typically leaps over them with a substantial margin In other words beating the numbers isn’t enough Investors expect Apple to thrash them And again that didn’t happen But all of this disappointment is centered around the iPhone The selloff late July 21 wasn’t driven as much by Apple missing a target set by analysts It came from a much deeper concern about Apple’s ability to keep dazzlingeight years after it introduced the iPhonewith its technology and design “We think the iPhone has a lot of legs to itmany many many years" CEO Tim Cook said after an analyst hinted the company was a little too focused on the iPhone "We’re in the early innings of it not the late innings" Fine except as any baseball fan knows there can be some ugly things that happen inning by inning even when you end up winning the game This is precisely the concern around the disappointing iPhone sales It’s not so much that the iPhone will die It’s that Apple releases a new generation every two yearswith a semi-generation (the 4S 5S etc) released midway through the cycle After Apple released the iPhone 5 in 2012 sales surged early before disappointing for quarters even through the 5S release Samsung quickly caught up to the speed and features that once set the iPhone 5 apart And Apple’s stock flagged The 8% drop in Apple shares is a hedge against this scenario playing out again It may end up being a blip in Apple’s steady march toward a trillion-dollar market cap But for investors focused on the next few quarters it’s worrisome Do investors have to wait for the release of an iPhone 7 in the fall of 2016 to ride a wave higher Or does Apple have something in store to keep it from becoming a cyclical stock Of course it didn’t help that Apple said that revenue this quarter would come in between $49 million and $51 billion below the consensus estimate of $511 billion Apple pointed out that its iPhone sales rate is three times the industry average Which is encouraging but the broader fear among tech investors is that smartphone sales in general are slowing having reached market penetration in many global markets The iPhone has not only been Apple’s biggest product but also its most consistently reliable Sales of the iPad declined 18% last quarter the sixth straight quarter of year-over-year declines Apple sold an estimated 2 million Apple Watches last quarter assuming a median sales price of $499 which isn’t bad but also below the projections some saw of 3 million or more So Apple may have stumbled but it is still far from falling Over the long term it’s proven foolish to bet against the company Then again Apple’s stock doesn’t 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