first_imgThe Prince of Wales addressed business leaders and politicians at an event for the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) recently, and called for “profound changes” to the global economy to avoid catastrophic climate change.Video: A speech by HRH The Prince of Wales at the ‘Rewiring the Economy’ DinnerDuring the ‘Rewiring the Economy’ dinner, His Royal Highness said: “It seems to me that if we are to achieve different outcomes to the ones toward which we are presently headed, then we will absolutely need a different kind of economy to get there.” read more

Rabat – ‘Gladiator’ star Russell Crowe is reportedly coming back to Morocco next year in order to shoot scenes in the historical survival drama “Sand and Blood.”A report by Variety said Saul Dibb’s Sand of Blood will be the biggest shoot in Morocco next year.The production is based on the true story of an American ship that was wrecked on the Saharan coast of West Africa in the early 19th century. Russell Crowe will play the captain who negotiated for the safety of his men when they were captured by tribesmen.‘Sand and Blood’ will be the second movie that Russell Crowe films in Morocco, after his epic “Gladiator” which was shot in 2000 in Ouarzazate, southern Morocco.Highly acclaimed by Hollywood producers, Morocco has become one of the most popular film destinations and home to many successful international films.In 2014, Morocco hosted large-scale Hollywood shoots like Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (pictured) and Tom Hanks’ upcoming drama A Hologram for the King.In 2015, several international TV and film productions were shot in Morocco, including scenes for “Spectre,” the last film in the James Bond saga and the global hit “Game of Thrones. read more

“The Secretary General congratulates the people and the Government of Afghanistan, as well as the JEMB, for having conducted a successful and credible election under such difficult circumstances,” a spokesman for Mr. Annan said in a statement.Mr. Annan paid tribute to all the presidential candidates and their supporters for their important role in the democratic process. He also applauded the role of political parties, candidate agents and international observers in making the first-ever democratic elections a success.The statement said the Secretary-General was gratified that the United Nations, especially the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), “played a significant role in the conduct of a peaceful and credible electoral process.”He also assured the new government that it could continue to rely on UN assistance in consolidating peace and security.The JEMB declared that Mr. Karzai secured 55 percent of the vote, which took place on 9 October. An expert panel, appointed in the aftermath of the balloting to investigate complaints, verified earlier today that there were shortcomings with the elections, which deserve to be considered to help shape improvements for future polls.But the panel said the problems that were identified “could not have materially affected the overall result.” read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Loonie at 13-month high, greenback weakens as Fed launches further stimulus by Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press Posted Sep 13, 2012 4:23 pm MDT TORONTO – The Canadian dollar shot up almost a full US cent to a 13-month high Thursday as the U.S. currency weakened after the U.S. Federal Reserve launched another round of economic stimulus.The loonie jumped 0.87 of a cent to 103.27 cents US after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it will spend $40 billion a month on a new round of bond purchases to boost the weak economy, and has not set an end date.The money will be spent on mortgage backed securities to keep interest rates low, encourage lending and support the slow recovery of the housing sector.The loonie has surged in value against the U.S. dollar since last week, up 2.35 cents since last Wednesday’s close, after European Central Bank president Mario Draghi announced the ECB would buy government bonds to hold borrowing costs down the most vulnerable eurozone members. And the greenback further weakened over the last week as speculation grew the Fed was prepared to launch a third round of stimulus, particularly after August job creation figures disappointed even modest expectations.The U.S. central bank will also continue to buy bonds with long maturity horizons under its so-called Twist program, leaving them buying a total of US$85 billion per month for the balance of the year under the two programs.The Fed also says it will keep buying more bonds until the job market shows substantial improvement.That could take awhile as the Fed also has lowered its outlook for growth this year, saying growth will be no stronger than two per cent this year, down from a 2.4 per cent forecast in June.However, it also expects growth to accelerate next year as much as three per cent, up from June’s forecast of as much as 2.8 per cent. For 2014, the Fed projected growth between three and 3.8 per cent.The stimulus program involves quantitative easing, which sees the central bank print more money to fund the bond purchases, which in turn weakens the currency.The Fed turned to quantitative easing as a way to stimulate the economy after it lowered short-term overnight interest rates to about as low as they can go. The Fed said Thursday it has extended a plan to keep short-term rates at record lows through mid-2015.In two previous bond-buying programs, the Fed bought more than US$2 trillion of Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities after the 2008 financial crisis.The currency also found lift from higher commodity prices.Oil prices advanced after attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions and the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya sparked new worries about unrest in the Middle East. The October crude contract gained $1.30 to US$98.31 a barrel.December copper was up two cents at US$3.71 a pound while December bullion gained $38.40 to US$1,772.10 an ounce. read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 6, 2013 1:33 pm MDT Oil falls below $90 a barrel after big jump in US supplies; pump price drops for 7th day NEW YORK, N.Y. – The price of oil fell below US$90 a barrel Wednesday after the U.S. government said that crude supplies are now 10 per cent higher than a year ago.At midday, benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude for April delivery was down 79 cents to US$90.03 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell as low US$89.55 after the government reported a big increase in the nation’s stockpile of oil.U.S. oil supplies grew last week by 3.8 million barrels, or 0.4 per cent, the Energy Department’s Energy Information Administration said in its weekly report. Analysts expected an increase of 1.1 million barrels. At 381.4 million barrels, the nation’s supply of crude is 10.3 per cent above year-ago levels.Falling oil prices have spelled some relief for U.S. drivers. The average price of a gallon of gas fell for a seventh straight day, to US$3.73 a gallon. That’s still up 21 cents from a month ago, but down 3 cents from this time last year.The death of Venezuela President Hugo Chavez had little immediate effect on the price of oil. The full impact of his death may not be felt until Venezuela, which sits on the world’s second-largest oil reserves, picks a new leader — one who might choose a course different from Chavez. Elections are expected to be called within a month.Chavez, who died Tuesday after a two-year battle with cancer, oversaw a decline in oil production during his 14 years as the leader of Venezuela. In the short-term, traders will watch for any disruption to Venezuela’s production. Longer term, they’ll want to see if the new government invites foreign investment in Venezuela’s oil industry and is able to boost output.Brent crude, used to price many kinds of oil imported by U.S. refineries, fell 76 cents to US$110.85 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange in London.In other energy futures trading on the Nymex:— Wholesale gasoline dropped 2 cents to US$3.13 a gallon (3.79 litres).— Heating oil slipped 1 cent to US$2.97 a gallon (3.79 litres).— Natural gas lost 4 cents to US$3.49 per 1,000 cubic feet.___Pamela Sampson in Bangkok and Pablo Gorondi in Budapest contributed to this report. read more

The United Nations human rights chief today called on the Somali Government to re-open the case of a Somali journalist and the alleged rape victim he interviewed, after they were sentenced to one year in prison, stressing that the sentencing is a serious blow to the fight against sexual violence in the country.“Sexual abuse in the camps for displaced people in Somalia is a real issue, and any effort to expose, denounce and deter these crimes should be supported,” said the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay. “It is deeply disturbing that a woman alleging rape can be penalized for reporting such a crime, and a journalist jailed for investigating it.”Last month, Somali authorities arrested the woman – who claimed she was raped in September by armed men in government uniforms while living in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) – and the journalist who interviewed her, as well as the person who introduced them. Two other individuals have also been charged in connection with the case.The journalist, Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim, was charged for offending the honour of a State institution and for filing a false report in spite of never having published his interview, while the alleged victim was charged for offending the honour of a State institution.“I raised this case 10 days ago directly with the Government of Somalia,” Ms. Pillay said. “I am now calling on the Government to urgently re-open this case and launch a full inquiry to clearly establish what happened and, if any allegations of abuses against the victim and the journalist are confirmed, to hold those responsible accountable.”Ms. Pillay underlined that the incident also puts at risk freedom of expression in a country where independent journalists have been regularly targeted and killed. “Sexual violence is a perfectly valid subject for any journalist to investigate. No journalist should be arrested and sentenced by a court to one year in jail for doing his work.”She also condemned the statements made by some public authorities, including Police Commissioner General Sharif Shekuna Maye at a press conference last month, which exposed the alleged victim to public stigmatization, and undermined her right to presumption of innocence. “I am very concerned about the impact the penalization of the woman alleging rape could have in the fight against impunity in sexual violence cases, especially given the reports of increasing sexual violence in Somalia,” the High Commissioner said. “And I am particularly shocked by the exposure of the victim of the alleged rape to public stigmatization,” she added. Yesterday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his disappointment over the sentencing and urged the Government to ensure that all allegations of sexual violence are investigated fully and perpetrators are brought to justice. The UN Political Office in Somalia (UNPOS) as well as the Secretary-General’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Zainab Hawa Bangura, had also spoken out in recent weeks about the case, calling for alleged crimes to be investigated and for a fair judicial process to be ensured. read more

first_imgComet C/2012 S1 (ISON) is currently hurtling toward Earth’s general vicinity, and NASA’s Deep Impact spacecraft has made visual contact for the first time. The video above is composed of images captured by the spacecraft over a 36-hour period from January 19-18, 2013. ISON is of particular interest not only because it’s going to swing close to Earth, but it’s a very old-school kind of comet.ISON is what astronomers call a long-period comet. Its estimated orbit takes it way out to the edges of the solar system where the sun doesn’t warm the surface at all. These objects are thought to be somewhat recent residents of the Oort Cloud, a collection of icy bodies at the very edge of the solar system. Slight gravitational perturbations can kick them into a long, lazy orbit around the sun. It could take eons for such an object to make one orbit.ISON was discovered in September of 2012 by a pair of Russian scientists. NASA’s Near-Earth Object Program Office at JPL plotted its course and determined that this is probably the first time ISON has passed through the inner solar system. Predictions put ISON’s path fairly close to us in astronomical terms — about 40 million miles from Earth on December 26th 2013.When a comet reaches the inner solar system, it heats up and the ice and volatile compounds on the surface vaporize to form the characteristic tail. Scientists believe ISON is going to be packed with chemicals from the early solar system since it has been out of reach for so long. It is also expected to glow very brightly as it heats up. In fact, ISON is already actively producing a tail more than 474 million miles from the sun. That’s pretty unusual.ISON is currently just inside the orbit of Jupiter, but it’s going to pass within 1.1 million miles of the sun in November. The heat from that leg of the journey should make ISON bright enough to be seen with the naked eye. Well, assuming it doesn’t break up before that.last_img read more

first_imgIn the 21st century, you need to be the best to beat the giants of this world. We often see so many young talents who have to change the definition of business. There are many talents today who are under 30 and ruling the world like a boss and also return this goodwill back to their community through community service and nonprofit work.CEO Ahmad Rashad, a renowned entrepreneur, has made his name from starting his first business with a $10,000 Loan and turned this into millions in a short period of time. Rashad was in 11th grade when he decided to start a company called “Cargado”, which was an energy drink company. At just the young age of 14, Rashad was honored to receive his first major award, the Rice Award. It was his privilege to be recognized at such a young age for all his hard work.Next, Rashad ventured into the entertainment industry, but he quickly realized that route was not for him. Then came his stock market journey, where he learned about ForEx and trading. Through his profits he received from trading, he acquired multiple streams of income. Rashad not only traded, but also has residential listings on AirBnB. Furthermore, Rashad has built his own Shopify stores. His earnings grossed $1,00,000 in 2018 and more than 620 people endorsed him and his business .After achieving such high success in Forex, Rashad than started his own credit company called “Elite Credit and Business Services.” Through this business, he was able to help individuals receive 3.2 million in business funding.With all the abundant blessings Rashad has received, he believes that it is imperative that he pour these blessings back into his community. He believes in earning, but he also believes in giving back to his community and helping those less fortunate. Rashad has organized many charity events around the city of Atlanta. His most recent event was a back to school giveaway for the kids in which he gave out school supplies, a $500 check, book bags, speakers, headphones and more!Rashad wants to be an inspiration to children and show them that they can achieve anything they put their minds to, no matter their age. Rashad is still very young, but has accomplished many goals. He wants to teach others how they too can change their lives and make a difference in their communities! Through hard work and dedication, you can achieve anything and Rashad is a prime example of this.IBT does not endorse any of the above content.last_img read more

first_imgA man watches a television screen showing a news report on North Korea firing several short-range projectiles from its east coast, on a street in Tokyo, Japan on 4 May 2019. ReutersNorth Korea launched several unidentified projectiles into the sea Saturday, the South Korean military said, in what could be Pyongyang’s first short-range missile launch for more than a year as it seeks to up pressure on Washington with nuclear talks deadlocked.The United States and North Korea have been at loggerheads since the collapse of a summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump in February, when the two sides clashed over sanctions and the extent of Pyongyang’s concessions on its atomic arsenal.North Korea “fired a number of short-range projectiles” from Hodo peninsula near the east coast town of Wonsan in a northeast direction from 9:06am (0006 GMT) to 9:27am, the South’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement.The projectiles travelled from 70 to 200 kilometres (45 to 125 miles) towards the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan, the JCS added.In an earlier statement, it had said Pyongyang had launched an unidentified short-range missile.The last North Korean missile launch was in November 2017.The latest firing comes just a day after South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha said Pyongyang should show “visible, concrete and substantial” denuclearisation action if it wants sanctions relief.That issue was also at the centre of the February talks in Hanoi, where North Korea demanded immediate sanctions relief, but the two sides disagreed on what Pyongyang should give up in return.Earlier this week, North Korean vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui warned Washington of an “unwanted outcome” if it did not adjust its stance on economic sanctions.Saturday’s launch “does not violate Kim Jong Un’s self-imposed missile-testing moratorium”, which “only applied to intercontinental-range ballistic missiles”, said North Korea analyst Ankit Panda.The South’s presidential Blue House said it was monitoring the situation and “closely sharing information with the United States”.It later said the North’s launch on Saturday was against a military agreement signed by the two Koreas in Pyongyang last year, and this leaves Seoul “greatly concerned”.”We call for North Korea’s active participation in making efforts for the prompt resuming of dialogue,” it said in a statement.The White House said it was “aware of North Korea’s actions tonight”.”We will continue to monitor as necessary,” press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.Biegun visitHodo Peninsula, where Saturday’s firing took place, has been used since the 1960s for “live-fire testing, training exercises for artillery and coastal defence cruise missiles”, according to the respected 38 North website.It wasn’t until the mid-1990s that a “formal training area” was established in the region, and Hodo has been “increasingly used for ballistic missile and long-range artillery rocket testing” during the last 10 years, it added.Since the collapse of the Hanoi summit between Kim and Trump, South Korean president Moon Jae-in — who brokered the first meeting between the mercurial leaders — has tried to salvage diplomacy, but Pyongyang has remained largely unresponsive.Kim slammed the South in a speech to his country’s rubber-stamp legislature last month, saying it should not “pose as a meddlesome ‘mediator'” between the US and Pyongyang.Last week, on the anniversary of the Panmunjom summit between Moon and Kim, Pyongyang’s state media KCNA said Washington and Seoul “keep pushing the situation of the Korean peninsula and the region to an undesirable phase”, criticising their joint military exercises.Saturday’s launch came days before US special representative Stephen Biegun visits Japan and South Korea next week.Washington had said Beigun would discuss “efforts to advance the final, fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea” with officials in Seoul and Tokyo.Seoul’s nuclear envoy Lee Do-hoon spoke to Biegun on Saturday to discuss Pyongyang’s latest launch, the South’s foreign ministry said.Pyongyang also said last month that it had test-fired a new type of “tactical guided weapon”.It gave no details of the weapon at the time.”Chairman Kim has decided to remind the world — and specifically the United States — that his weapons capabilities are growing by the day,” said Harry J. Kazianis, Director of Korean Studies at the Centre for the National Interest.”My fear is that we are at the beginning stages of a slide back to the days of nuclear war threats and personal insults, a dangerous cycle of spiking tensions that must be avoided at all costs.”last_img read more

first_img Listen ICE Health Service CorpsICE Health Service Corps provides care to detained immigrants.When Aly came to the United States almost three years ago, he hoped for a new shot at life. Aly, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, said he feared the person who murdered his father in Africa was also after him. “My life is in danger if I go back to my country,” Aly said. He chose the United States because a family member who lives here said they could help Aly get the medical treatment he needs to stay alive. He has sickle cell anemia, a painful disease that is often fatal if not treated properly. But Aly’s main treatment in federal immigration detention has consisted of ibuprofen and folic acid. That’s the basic care Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has given him since he was detained 30 months ago when he asked for asylum at the bridge in El Paso.  00:00 /04:03 Xcenter_img Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Licensed clinical social worker Emily O’Shea said ICE’s treatment of him is “inhumane.” She works with immigrants and other people with sickle cell through the Sickle Cell Association of Texas.“It’s a potentially fatal situation,” she said.She said what Aly really needs is access to a blood specialist, better pain medication and other treatments. She said if a parent was treating their child with the same care ICE gave Aly, she would call it “medical neglect.” Doctors and advocates worry that a lack of quality health care can have dire consequences for many migrants detained in Texas and other parts of the country.Seven people have died in ICE custody since last October. That doesn’t include a transgender woman with HIV who died right after being released from custody in June, according to the Washington Post. Other health care issues have been raised by an independent federal review citing unsanitary conditions at four different facilities; an outbreak of mumps that has infected over 400 people in Texas detention facilities and has yet to be controlled; and doctors urging immigration officials to adequately treat detainees for life-threatening conditions. Elizabeth Trovall/Houston Public MediaIn a letter, Aly writes about the pain level he experiences ranging from 6 to 10.“Inside My Bones”Inside his detention cell, Aly said he’s depressed, often going two or three weeks without seeing the sun.He’s in his twenties and from an African country, but asked that we not reveal any specific personal information because it could put his life in danger.“In my dorm here it’s very cold. After two, three days sometimes at night my feet hurt a lot, or my hands,” he said.It’s not just that he’s cold, but that the cold aggravates his sickle cell anemia. “I feel it right inside my bones, my bones hurt,” he said.Sickle cell disease affects millions of people around the world. A genetic defect causes blood cells to be sickle-shaped, hard and sticky, which means they get stuck in blood vessels and don’t carry oxygen normally, causing many complications, including pain, infection and strokes. To manage the pain, Aly takes ibuprofen and waits for it to kick in. Sometimes he gets a fellow detainee to rub his feet to help the pain subside.   Shannon Harrison/Houston Public MediaOutside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facility in Houston.Solitary Confinement as TreatmentDr. Kate Sugarman writes medical opinions to help immigrants get released from detention, or get better care, when they face critical health issues.“We have a bunch of people with HIV and it’s complex to have immune suppression and be in a large detention center that doesn’t always have adequate hygienic facilities,” Sugarman said. She said she sees HIV-positive detainees especially vulnerable, considering reports of uncontrolled outbreaks, like the increasing number of mumps cases in Texas immigration facilities.More Than 400 Mumps Cases Confirmed In Texas Immigrant FacilitiesSugarman said she’s worked on other serious cases.One detainee would go into anaphylactic shock in detention. Another had complications because they were partially paralyzed, but she said often ICE doesn’t follow her medical advice. Sugarman said instead, she sees some serious health conditions being treated with solitary confinement.  “Something that I find quite disturbing is for someone to be put into solitary because of a medical problem,” said Sugarman. She said solitary confinement can lead to critical mental health problems, which are compounded with the trauma the immigrant may have already endured in their home country, along with the health issues they’re already facing.In a statement, ICE told Houston Public Media they are committed to ensuring the welfare of all those in the agency’s custody.According to ICE, more than $269 million is spent each year on healthcare services for detainees.Still, a federal investigation earlier this year found poor conditions in four different immigration facilities that negatively impacted people’s health.The Office of Inspector General found violations like mold on the floor and walls, unusable toilets, expired food, a lack of toiletry supplies and no outdoor spaces, which can impact mental health. Meanwhile, the average number of people in ICE custody each day has increased 15% in 2019 to nearly 49,000 detainees, according to data provided by an ICE spokesperson. As for Aly, he’s no longer in Texas.He lost his asylum case and was sent back to Africa. Before his deportation, he said he would try again to flee his home country to find a safe place to live and where he can get basic medical care.last_img read more

first_imgMarch 30, 2015 Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals 8 min read Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. All too often, businesses try to use information technology (IT) security policy to bend employees’ behaviors into easily-manageable uniformity. The thinking goes this way: Eliminate individual-use cases and implement one-size-fits-all best-practices security — and you’l eliminate vulnerabilities. The fact of the matter is, however, that each employee shows up with his or her own knowledge, preferences and habits. Your security policy should recognize those differences, enabling your staff to work as efficiently as possible, while providing a convenient way to remain secure.Related: Deflating 4 Myths About the Wonders of Cloud Computing How do you accomplish this? Rather than create a policy to mold all of your employees one way, recognize the outliers, the boundary pushers, the late and early adopters, and build-out an IT security policy that accounts for those differences.Chances are, if you look around your office, you’ll see at least one of each of these boundary pushers. While your security procedures will cover all employees and involve education, training and tools, here are ways you can shape policy to ensure that the following “types” thrive — and your data and your business remain secure.1. Mr. Feet on the GroundSome people cling to old technology. Mr. Feet on The Ground is one of them. He (or she) is holding tight to his Outlook, Microsoft Word and email-attached PowerPoint presentations. Out of all your employees, Mr. Feet is the one most set in his ways, some of which can get you in trouble. This employee still prints out emails and writes down passwords on pieces of paper and sticky notes for all to see. He sends confidential documents as email attachments instead of access-controlled cloud shares. He clicks on links in any email and will enter a username or password without a second thought. He’s the official Luddite of the office and the last to comply with security practices.Mr. Feet, then, is the groundwork to your security policy. Security training and education is essential. So start that training with the basics: secure password protocols, different levels of information security, basic hacking strategies like fraudulent emails and phishing schemes, and management of login information for your various company resources. It’s this employee who’s most likely to accidentally click on “reply all” while attaching an unencrypted yet confidential internal file; and these are the sorts of basics Mr. Feet needs to be made aware of. 2. Ms. Head in the CloudOther employees, on the other hand, have left the executable files far behind and exist with their heads entirely in the cloud. Ms. Head in the Cloud lives in the browser and has an app for every business activity under the sun — not to mention a password and login for each, even if it is the same one for every app! From the company perspective, Ms. Head poses a different type of threat, as she offers little-to-no visibility into the tools she is using, while creating little app-based islands full of company information.This is the employee who pushes the boundaries of your IT security policy in terms of access management and creates a need for IT to develop a relationship with each department to help its staffers find convenient, cutting-edge mobile tools. Rather than trying to rein-in Ms. Head, your policy should enable a safe and convenient way for her to use cloud-based tools and remain efficient.You shouldn’t draw up a list of what is and is not allowed, but rather vet the solutions being used and either find a way to make them work securely or provide an equal alternative. Most importantly, IT needs to offer a tool for secure access management to give Ms. Head quick access to her arsenal of cloud-based tools, as well as retain visibility into her practices there. This means that IT should manage the onboarding and offboarding of employees who use cloud-based tools. That way, if they leave the company, they don’t take their little islands with them.Related: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of the Cloud3. The Gadget GuyYou’ve seen this guy around the office: He had a Bluetooth headset before you’d even heard of “Bluetooth,” and he always has the latest device. Along with his smartphone, tablet, phablet or wearable, The Gadget Guy brings with him both the good and bad of “bring your own device” (BYOD). The Gadget Guy, unlike Mr. Feet on the Ground, who sticks to his work-provided computer for work-related tasks, is accessing work email, files and networks from a variety of personal devices.A common knee-jerk reaction here is to ban external devices, but this ignores the increased productivity and efficiency that can come with employees using devices they choose and are most familiar with. Rather, your best response is to put a BYOD policy in place that educates employees on proper security protocols but also dictates required enrollments. Mobile device management (MDM) software, for example, helps secure company data when a device is lost, stolen or improperly transferred.MDM grants IT important capabilities, such as remotely wiping company-related data, including email, security and encryption settings, and other business-related apps, once that employee or device no longer has leave to enjoy company access. BYOD policy is a section header that needs to be clearly identified in your IT security policy.4. Ms. MobilityMs. Mobility is likely the ghost of the office. She may be the salesperson who’s always on the go or the remote employee that checks in from various locales throughout the day. Either way, she gets the major portion of her work done from coffee shops, airports and random hotels. Much like the Gadget Guy, she likely uses a variety of personal devices and, while BYOD continues to be a concern, the primary concern here is the numerous unsecured WiFi networks she’s constantly connecting to and the plethora of packet sniffers lurking about.Not only do we want Ms. Mobility paying attention to basic BYOD practice, but we need her to pay even closer attention to how she connects to the company network and how she accesses basic things like email and company files.As businesses increasingly move online and into the cloud, so too do their employees — and they do so from remote locations. Your company needs to provide the proper tools to securely access work-related information remotely. It needs to educate about the dangers of unsecured public WiFi. A virtual private network (VPN) can be the first step to secure remote access to email, file servers and other services.Employees need to be well versed in email and file-encryption practices and services, and be aware of their surroundings. Not only can confidential information be inadvertently leaked, but device theft can be a big problem for the mobile employee. This, again, goes back to BYOD policies around MDM software, but should also be expanded with policies around keeping devices on their person and using hard-drive encryption and device-lock cables to prevent theft.5. The Expert in the RanksThen there’s the IT expert lurking in the rank and file, ever-savvy and more knowledgeable than your average bear, but also a potential risk for believing that he or she knows more (and better) than company policy. In a small business setting, the Expert in the Ranks often is the unofficial IT guy, which can mean this person excludes himself (or herself) from company policies and creates his own in-roads around them. Such an individual sacrifices security in the name of convenience, all while enjoying unlimited access to security controls and information not necessarily needed.Beyond the rule-bending, the Expert in the Ranks often enjoys unchecked IT power, which can benefit the company by revealing the security holes that The Expert has found. There have to be checks and balances for every person in a company and The Expert is no exception. In response, an access-management system is key, again allowing for careful onboarding and offboarding, and potentially giving more than one person access to administrative accounts so that no one person holds all the keys to the kingdom. While The Expert, in a small business setting, can be a valuable employee, he or she should be given access only where needed, rather than in broad strokes.In the end, if you account for these basic employee archetypes, you should find yourself with a basic IT security policy that deals with not only your day-in, day-out security issues but also the occasional extremes. It’s never about creating a policy around a single employee, but creating a holistic approach that allows all your employees to perform with efficiency and convenience while maintaining secure practices.Related: Is My Data Really Safe? Your Questions About Cloud-Based Storage, Answered Register Now »last_img read more

first_imgGalaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus Hands-on: What’s New, What’s DifferentThe Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus offer sleeker designs, better cameras for video and new S Pen tricks. Here’s how they stack up.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpTech This Out: Samsung Galaxy Note 10, GamesCon and Disney+03:24Live00:0005:2805:28 Apple is asking customers to shut down affected MacBook Pro units until they can take the proper steps to get their batteries replaced. If you own any models, visit for details on product eligibility and how to get a battery replacement, free of charge. All other 15-inch MacBook Pro units and Mac notebooks are not affected by the recall.Earlier in June, a video from musician White Panda went viral on Reddit and Twitter showing a burnt MacBook Pro after it caught fire and exploded. The device, a 2015 MacBook Pro with a 15-inch Retina display, was allegedly operating under normal conditions. It’s unknown if the ignition is related to this recall.We’ll update this story as more information becomes available.New 2019 MacBook Pro ReviewedThe iPhone 11 Will ‘Struggle’ and Be a Yawner, Analyst SaysEarly Prime Day Deal: AirPods 2 on Sale Update August 14 9:20 am ET: The FAA has banned the MacBook Pros in question from flying due to fire hazard. Enter your device’s serial number on this site to see if it’s cleared for takeoff. On June 20, Apple announced a voluntary recall of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro units sold between September 2015 and February 2017, which contain a battery that may overheat and pose a fire safety risk. The affected devices can be identified by their product serial number.(Image credit: Laptop Mag)On June 27 the US Consumer Product Safety Commission published a report explaining that MacBook Pro recall totals “about” 460,000 units, with 26,000 of those MacBook Pros sold in Canada. Its report, issued in conjunction with Health Canada, states Apple received “26 reports of the laptop’s battery overheating, including five reports of minor burns and one report of smoke inhalation, as well as 17 reports of minor damage to nearby personal property.”RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU…logoCreated with Sketch.last_img read more

first_imgSource Economists may still classify China as a developing economy, but those of us in the technology space see China as the world’s largest incubator for new ideas and products.At the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing this week, a Tesla executive declared China essential to the carmaker’s plans for a global fleet of electric vehicles.China’s power isn’t just about the size of its consumer market and its labor supply; China is an engine that will drive the next round of innovation.Last year, Pew put the number of smartphone owners in China at 58 percent of the population.According to Pew, overall smartphone penetration is “Skyrocketing.” More importantly, mobile payments are already reshaping lifestyles in China.That level of penetration has created fierce competition, allowing China to innovate and export in the mobile space; gone are the days of copycatting U.S. technology.Alvin Wang, China regional president of HTC VR, welcomed attendees to the “Post-mobile era.” How could that be?Add it all up, drones, WiFi-enabled devices, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, and one can begin to see Wang’s point that the smartphone, once the holy grail of mobile tech, is just a stepping stone to a fully connected, totally immersive future.Looking to the immediate future, it’s clear that China is already playing a significant role in the development of mobile technology and that the furtherance of that trend will be shaped by mergers and acquisitions.In part, that assertion comes from China’s demonstrated capacity and will to lead technological innovation, but mergers and acquisitions also make sense for tech companies outside of China.Tech products, after all, thrive on a scale, and China has the scale like no other.Just as important, as a so-called developing economy, China is still very much in the middle of a massive build, and because it can leapfrog legacy technologies like landline telephones, Chinese technologists can remain nimble.U.S. and European companies should see the emergence of China as a technology leader for what it is, a massive opportunity.last_img read more

first_imgThe report is a comprehensive exploration of Recycled Glass Market offering growth rates, size of the industry, competitive landscape information, factors to the contributing growth of the Recycled Glass Market and more.The global recycled glass market was valued at $3,529.2 million in 2017 and is projected to reach $5,544.9 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2020 to 2025.Recycled Glass are glass obtained after processing of waste glass into usable products. Glass is 100% recyclable and is recycled from readily available domestic materials such as sand, limestone, soda ash, and cullet. Out of all the materials, sand is used in greater volume. Sand, limestone, soda ash and cullet are all mixed, batched, and heated to a temperature of 2600-2800 degrees Fahrenheit and molded into the desired shape in the process of glass recycling. Cullet is used increasingly as it can be substituted for up to 95% of raw materials.Request for a sample copy of this report @ industrialization has resulted in large landfills of waste, which have boosted the demand for recycled products. This is one of the major factors driving the growth of the recycled glass market. Additionally, several government initiatives and awareness campaign for cleanliness are also expected to fuel the growth of the global recycled glass market. The Sustainable Singapore Blueprint is one of the initiatives taken by the Singapore Government to reach its zero-waste goal. On the contrary, complex manufacturing process and contamination by unwanted materials present in product waste stream are expected to hamper the growth of the global recycled glass market.The global recycled glass market is segmented based on product and application. Based on product, the market is segmented into cullet, crushed glass, and glass powder. On the basis of application, it is segmented into bottle & containers, flat glass, fiber glass, highway beads, and others. Geographically, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.Key players operating in the global recycled glass market are Strategic Materials, Momentum Recycling, Reiling Glass Recycling GmbH & Co. KG, Glass Recycled Surfaces, Coloured Aggregates Inc., Harsco Corporation, Vetropack Holding Ltd., Ngwenya Glass, Gallo Glass Company, and G.R.L, Glasrecyclin.KEY BENEFITS FOR STAKEHOLDERSPorter’s five forces analysis helps to analyze the potential of buyers & suppliers and the competitive scenario of the industry for strategy building.It outlines the current trends and future scenario of the recycled glass market size from 2020 to 2025 to understand the prevailing opportunities and potential investment pockets.Major countries in the region have been mapped according to their individual revenue contribution to the regional market.The key drivers, restraints, and recycled glass market opportunities and their detailed impact analysis are elucidated in the study.The profiles of key players along with their key strategic developments are enlisted in the report.Request for a Discount Sample @ MARKET SEGMENTS By ProductCulletCrushed GlassGlass Powder By ApplicationBottle & ContainersFlat GlassFiber GlassHighway BeadsOthers By RegionNorth AmericaU.S.CanadaMexicoEuropeGermanyFranceItalyUKRest of EuropeAsia-PacificChinaJapanSouth KoreaIndiaAustraliaRest of Asia-PacificLAMEABrazilSaudi ArabiaSouth AfricaRest of LAMEAAccess Full Summery @ of content: CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION1.1. Report description1.2. Key benefits for stakeholders1.3. Key market segments1.4. Research methodology1.4.1. Primary research1.4.2. Secondary research1.4.3. Analyst tools and modelsCHAPTER 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY2.1. Key findings2.1.1. Top investment pockets2.2. CXO perspectiveCHAPTER 3: MARKET OVERVIEW3.1. Market definition and scope3.2. Parent/Peer Market Overview3.3. Key Forces Shaping Recycled Glass Market3.3.1. Low-to-high bargaining power of suppliers3.3.2. Moderate-to-high threat of new entrants3.3.3. Moderate threat of substitutes3.3.4. Moderate intensity of rivalry3.3.5. Low-to-moderate bargaining power of buyers3.4. Pricing Analysis3.4.1. Pricing Analysis of Recycled Glass Market, By Region, 2017 to 20253.4.2. Pricing Analysis of Recycled Glass Market, By Type, 2017 to 20253.4.3. Pricing Analysis of Recycled Glass Market, By Application, 2017 to 20253.5. Market evolution/ Industry roadmap3.6. Value Chain Analysis3.7. Impact of government regulations on global recycled glass market3.8. Patent Analysis3.8.1. By Region (2012-2017)3.9. Case Studies3.9.1. Case Study 013.9.2. Case Study 023.10. Market dynamics3.10.1. Drivers3.10.1.1. Growing awareness about sustainable development3.10.1.2. Supportive government regulations3.10.2. Restraints3.10.2.1. Complex recycling process3.10.2.2. High cost of recycling glass3.10.3. Opportunities3.10.3.1. Advancement promoting the use of recycled glassAbout Us:Big Market Research has a range of research reports from various publishers across the world. Our database of reports of various market categories and sub-categories would help to find the exact report you may be looking for.We are instrumental in providing quantitative and qualitative insights on your area of interest by bringing reports from various publishers at one place to save your time and money. A lot of organizations across the world are gaining profits and great benefits from information gained through reports sourced by us.Contact Us:Mr. Abhishek Paliwal5933 Ne Win Sivers Drive, #205, Portland,Or 97220 United StatesCall Answer Direct: +1-971-202-1575Call Answer Toll Free: +1-800-910-6452Email Recycled Glass, Global Recycled Glass, Recycled Glass Market, Recycled Glass Market Size, Recycled Glass Industry, Recycled Glass Market share, Recycled Glass Sales, Recycled Glass Industry Analysis, Recycled Glass Industry Demand, Recycled Glass Industry Trends, Recycled Glass Market Analysis, Recycled Glass Market Data, Recycled Glass Market Demand, Recycled Glass Market Forecasts, Recycled Glass Market growth, Recycled Glass Market Outlook, Recycled Glass Market Overview, Recycled Glass Market Trends, Analysis, Trends, Research Report, Size, Share, Strategy, Survey, Demand, Scenario, Forecast, Development, Business, Growth, Outlook, Industry analysis, Overview, Survey report, Business analysis, strategies, Researchlast_img read more

first_imgOn Tuesday, Apple released iOS 13 beta 3, which came with an interesting feature called FaceTime Attention Correction. This feature aims to fix a long-standing issue of maintaining eye contact in FaceTime calls with the help of augmented reality. Mike Rundle, an app designer was the first to spot the feature while testing the latest iOS 13. Back in 2017, he predicted that this feature will be a reality in “years to come.” While FaceTiming, users naturally tend to look at the person they are talking to instead of looking at the camera. As a result, to the person who is on the other side, it will appear as if you are not maintaining eye contact. This feature, when enabled, adjusts your gaze so that it appears to be on camera. This helps you maintain eye contact while still letting you keep your gaze on the person you are talking to. Many Twitter users speculated that the FaceTime Attention Correction feature is powered by Apple’s ARKit framework. It creates a 3D face map and depth map of the user through the front-facing TrueDepth camera. It then determines where the eyes are and adjusts them accordingly. The TrueDepth camera system is the same camera system used for Animoji, unlocking the phone, and even the augmented reality features we see in FaceTime. To enable this feature, one can go to Settings > FaceTime after installing the latest iOS 13 developer beta 3. On Twitter, people also speculated that it is only available on iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhoneXR devices for now. It is unclear whether Apple plans to roll out the feature more broadly in the future. It would be interesting to see whether this feature works when there are multiple people in the frame. Users have mixed feelings for this feature. While some developers who tested this out felt that it is a little creepy, others thought that this is a remarkable solution for the eye contact problem. A Hacker News user expressed his concern, “I can’t help but think all this image recognition/manipulation tech being silently applied is a tad creepy. IMHO going beyond things like automatic focus/white balance or colour adjustments, and identifying more specific things to modify, crosses the line from useful to creepy.” Another Hacker News user said in support of the feature, “I fail to see how this is creepy (outside of potential uncanny valley issues in edge cases). There is a toggle to disable it, and this is something that most average non-savvy users would either want by default or wouldn’t even notice happening (because the end result will look natural to most).” Read Next OpenID Foundation questions Apple’s Sign In feature, says it has security and privacy risks Apple gets into chip development and self-driving autonomous tech business Declarative UI programming faceoff: Apple’s SwiftUI vs Google’s Flutterlast_img read more

first_imgAs many as 1,200 people came out in support of the “March for the Motherland” in Nicoya, Guanacaste, on Thursday, according to a National Police estimate.  Related posts:Annexation of Guanacaste celebration, protesting come around again Costa Rica celebrates Annexation of Guanacaste Day Annexation of Guanacaste: Moments of Celebration Unions, social actors pledge their support to protesters in Guanacaste Alberto Font While the City of Nicoya announced the event on Aug. 14, days after Ortega’s statements, the “spontaneous demonstration” in Chinchilla’s words was stacked with Cabinet members from her administration, including Carlos Roverssi, Carlos Benavides, Mario Zamora and Roberto Gallardo, the ministers of communications, presidency, pubic security and development, respectively.Representatives from Nicoya’s municipal council, as well as the mayor, also spoke.When asked about the about-face nature of the patriotic march after demonstrations in July highlighted the province’s frustrations with Costa Rica’s central government, the mayor rebuffed the comparison. Jiménez argued that there were more people attending the official event on the evening of July 25 than those protesting that morning.  Facebook Comments NICOYA, Guanacaste – The people of Nicoya saw an aggressive side of their leaders late Thursday morning as national and local politicians vehemently asserted the northwestern province of Guanacaste’s sovereignty and decision to join Costa Rica 189 years ago.The patriotic fervor of the event contrasted with the scene last month during the celebration of the Annexation of Nicoya on July 25, when more than 500 protesters converged on the same city to express their grievances with the San José government’s alleged mistreatment of the province. Hymns blared and marchers yelped as several hundred rallied in front of the Nicoya Court of Justice for the short march to the Plaza de San Blás, waving the Costa Rican tri-color, and red, white, blue and green flag of Guanacaste province as the crowd wended through the provincial capital’s streets.Authorities estimated the crowd at 1,200, according to National Police representative Commander Francisco Cordero Jiménez.In front of Nicoya’s iconic Church of San Blás under a blistering Guanacaste sun, all the province’s 11 mayors signed a ceremonial reaffirmation of the 1824 annexation of Nicoya.Leaders were passionate, if not bellicose, in their denouncement of Ortega’s statements.center_img A couple marching in the “March for the Motherland” on Thursday pauses to sing the hymn of Guanacaste.   Alberto Font The president of the Legislative Assembly, Fernando Mendoza, a lawmaker for the ruling National Liberation Party from Cañas, Guancaste, told the crowd that they would defend their sovereignty with kicks and punches.“We Guanacastecans defend the province’s sovereignty every day, no matter the time, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year; we defend our sovereignty!” he cried.Chinchilla responded to a question about the aggressive delivery of some of the speakers, saying it was a “call for respect,” but reminded reporters the event was not a “war cry” against Nicaragua.On Aug. 13, Ortega told a crowd that sometime in the future Nicaragua could sue Costa Rica in the International Court of Justice at The Hague to “reclaim” the province of Guanacaste, which joined Costa Rica in 1824.Municipal and national leaders present at the march said that the “threat” from Ortega was real, echoing Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo’s statement during an event in Washington, D.C., where he said Nicaragua has “expansionist” intentions for the isthmus.“President Ortega did the same thing with Colombia and Honduras and has fights over territories with three countries. So as, Costa Ricans, especially Guanacastecans, it hurts our soul, touches our heart that he can make a claim on a piece of land that doesn’t belong to him,” Mendoza said.The mayor of Nicoya, Marco Antonio Jiménez Muñoz, equated Ortega’s statements with Nicaragua’s decision to occupy Isla Calero, a small piece of wetlands along the border near the Caribbean coast. Costa Rica viewed the act as an invasion and the dispute is currently under review by the International Court of Justice.“For those who think this is unimportant, it is. The only way to truly raise a strong defense is if he [Ortega] understands this doesn’t just pertain to one government, it has to be the entire population who says with one voice, ‘enough!’” Chinchilla told reporters after the speech, referring to the Nicaraguan leader.last_img read more

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We have over 860,000 relevant followers on Twitter on our various accounts & were recently described as Ireland’s leading online tech news site and Ireland’s answer to TechCrunch, so we can offer you a good audience!Since introducing desktop notifications a short time ago, which notify readers directly in their browser of new articles being published, over 16000 people have now signed up to receive them ensuring they are instantly kept up to date on all our latest content. Desktop notifications offer a unique method of serving content directly to verified readers and bypass the issue of content getting lost in people’s crowded news feeds.Drop us a line if you want to be featured, guest post, suggest a possible interview, or just let us know what you would like to see more of in our future articles. We’re always open to new and interesting suggestions for informative and different articles. 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