The five tech trends set to change your world in 2011

first_img KCS-content Tags: NULL whatsapp Share MOBILE World Congress (MWC), the world’s biggest mobile phone show, ended yesterday. Here City A.M., looks at the biggest trends to emerge from the show and looks at how they could affect your life over the next year.THE SHADOW OF NOKIA/MICROSOFTTHE bombshell dropped by Nokia the weekend before MWC kicked off, when the Finnish firm said it would effectively kill its in-house operating system and adopt Windows Phone 7 overshadowed everything else. It was a piece of PR brilliance stealing the show before the congress had even started. Other industry bosses spent the show batting away questions about the deal, much to their bemusement. Whether the tie-up will work is another issue altogether. Shareholders think not. MOVE FROM MANUFACTURER WAR TO HANDSET WARThe goalposts have shifted from a competition to see who can make the best handsets to the platform they run on. Google’s Android is streaking ahead, overtaking Nokia as the biggest smartphone operating system in 2010. Microsoft boss Steve Ballmer used his keynote to evangelise about the new platform war, while the ubiquitous Stephen Elop said Nokia wants to push through a “third ecosystem” to compete with the big two players. “Ecosystem” was the buzzword – shorthand for allowing third-party developers to create software to grow your platform, while charging them for the privilege. PAYMENT PLATFORMSWhile publishers have been providing content on the internet for well over a decade, most are only just waking up to the prospect of asking people to pay for it. This was the year the world’s biggest technology firms began to properly facilitate this. First came an announcement from Apple that it will provide an ongoing subscription service through its iTunes platform. The catch: Steve Jobs wants a 30 per cent cut. Then Google came along with its One Pass service, which will only take 10 per cent of subscription revenue. NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATIONNear Field Communication is the latest bandwagon. The technology allows nearby devices to securely exchange information, using an almost unbreakable 80-digit encryption code. This means it could soon replace credit cards as your primary payment method. Orange announced it will be partnering with Samsung to roll out contactless systems throughout Europe, while Visa has been trialling a similar system. MOBILE HEALTHWith an ageing and increasingly technology savvy population, mobile devices are being used as a way of keeping people’s health in check. This is also providing new revenue streams for a host of UK firms, taking advantage of the government’s desire to ease the burden on the public purse. One firm in the US has developed a smartphone ultrasound system that can be used on maternity wards and cardiac treatment facilities. Others are developing ways to quickly transfer patients medical files and symptom details. Thursday 17 February 2011 8:26 pmcenter_img whatsapp The five tech trends set to change your world in 2011 Show Comments ▼last_img read more

AGS veteran Bennett to lead Betfred US expansion

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Image: Degree53 Regions: US Betfred has unveiled Bryan Bennett as the new chief operating officer of the bookmaker’s US-facing business. AGS veteran Bennett to lead Betfred US expansion Betfred has unveiled Bryan Bennett as the new chief operating officer of the bookmaker’s US-facing business.Bennett is a veteran of the US gaming market who has advised start-ups and provided consultancy services for companies in the igaming, sports betting and social gaming spaces.He served as vice-president of marketing at social casino games developer RocketPlay for three years before its takeover by American Gaming Systems in 2015.Following the acquisition, he worked as vice-president of marketing within the AGS Interactive division before becoming senior vice-president of the unit in October 2016 – a role he held until June of this year. He also previously served in senior positions at developers such as Booyah and Kabam.Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Addresscenter_img Topics: People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 1st November 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Peoplelast_img read more

BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) 2014 Presentation

first_imgBK Group Plc (BKG.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BK Group Plc (BKG.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BK Group Plc (BKG.ke)  2014 presentation Company ProfileBK Group Plc formerly (Bank of Kigali Limited) is Rwanda’s largest commercial bank by assets and licensed by the country’s banking regulator, National Bank of Rwanda. It offers a full spectrum of products and services for retail banking, corporate banking and central treasury. Bank of Kigali SA commenced operations in 1967; initially as a joint venture between the government of Rwanda and Belgolaise, with each owning 50% of the ordinary share capital. In 2007, the government of Rwanda acquired the Belgolaise shareholding which increased its direct and indirect shareholding in the Bank of Kigali to 100% of the entire Issued Shares. The Bank changed its name to Bank of Kigali Limited in 2011 under a new law relating to companies. Bank of Kigali Limited now has 79 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda with its head office in the capital city, Kigali. BK Group Plc has a primary listing on the Rwanda Stock Exchange and a secondary listing on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgFirst Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (FMP.zw)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

How I’d find the best shares to buy before this window of opportunity closes

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Australia: Primate demands action after Nauru detention files leak

first_img Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Tags Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Anthony Price says: Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Press Release Service Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ [Anglican Communion News Service] Leaked documents about Australia’s detention of asylum seekers on the island of Nauru are “shocking and saddening,” said Archbishop of Melbourne Philip Freier, primate of the Anglican Church of Australia. The documents, which were published by the Guardian newspaper, “paint a picture of successive Australian governments abandoning vital moral principles and treating refugees with callous cruelty to send a message of deterrence,” he said adding: “It is always wrong to use people as a means to another end.”Full article. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Australia: Primate demands action after Nauru detention files leak August 11, 2016 at 4:45 pm Sad and disgusting behavior by the Australian government. Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Events Comments (1) Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 By Gavin Drake Posted Aug 11, 2016 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Shreveport, LA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Comments are closed. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Bath, NC Rector Belleville, IL Submit an Event Listing Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY last_img read more

Professional Fundraising launches e-mail news

 17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 May 2000 | News Professional Fundraising magazine has this month published its first e-mail newsletter. Professional Fundraising magazine has this month published its first e-mail newsletter. PF Plus is the mid-monthly update from the magazine. Professional Fundraising magazine therefore becomes the first UK charity sector print magazine to publish an e-mail off-shoot.Subscribers to the print magazine can choose to receive PF Plus via e-mail or paper. The e-mail version appears to include the full text of the paper version. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Find out how to subscribe to Professional Fundraising magazine. You can also subscribe at no charge to UK Fundraising News, UK Fundraising’s regular and free e-mail newsletter. Professional Fundraising launches e-mail news About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

VW workers fight union busting

first_imgWith 370,000 workers at 61 plants worldwide, Volkswagen is the world’s largest auto company. Last year it made almost 14 billion euros in profit. Yet while VW can well afford to pay union benefits and wages, the company appears hell-bent on keeping its only nonunion factory union-free.Chattanooga VW workers were fighting for a union even before this 2015 photograph was taken.That one factory is in Chattanooga, Tenn. Open since 2011, it is one of VW’s newest plants. The United Auto Workers narrowly lost a representation election, supervised by the National Labor Relations Board, in 2014.At that time the election looked like an easy win for the UAW, based on a neutrality agreement signed by both the union and the company. Nevertheless, workers were subjected to a barrage of well-funded, right-wing propaganda via TV, radio, print media and billboards. What finally tipped the scales was a blatantly false statement by U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) that VW would pull out of Tennessee if the union won.But pro-UAW workers did not give up the fight for union representation. They formed a members-only, non-majority union, UAW Local 42. They chose “42” because that number was worn by a hometown hero, baseball legend Jackie Robinson.In 2015 the 160 skilled maintenance workers in the Chattanooga plant voted — by a better than 2-to-1 margin — to be represented by the UAW as a unit. The NLRB certified the results, but VW refused to recognize the union, claiming an election would have to encompass the whole hourly workforce at the plant to be legitimate. The case was still pending when this year, on April 9, the UAW withdrew from seeking representation for the smaller unit in order to request an election for all Chattanooga VW hourly workers. Since 2015 the union has grown its base of support among workers outside the maintenance unit. By April 9 a majority of plant workers had signed cards stating their desire to be represented by the UAW.Company and state unite to block the unionThis time VW has taken the gloves off. The company itself, with help from the politicians, is now openly leading the anti-union campaign. This includes mandatory “captive audience” meetings, where the company makes workers sit through a hard sell for keeping the union out. One such meeting on April 29 featured Gov. Bob Lee, who extolled the virtues of a nonunion workplace — specifically referring to his management of the nonunionized fabricating company, owned by his family, before his election to state office.Soon after the meeting with Lee, VW supervisors engaged in intimidating conversations with workers and handed out anti-union leaflets.VW has the backing of the reinvigorated 2014 propaganda machine, including the group leading the anti-union drive, Southern Momentum. In a thinly veiled appeal to racism, that group is again plugging anti-Northernism, warning about the dangers of a “Detroit-based” union. The misnamed “Center for Union Facts” and National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation have also joined the fray. Local media coverage has been biased against the union.The company’s arguments are easily refutable. VW hypocritically claimed that no election could take place until the UAW was decertified — through an NLRB election — as the representative of only the maintenance trades at the plant. But VW has spent nearly three years fighting union recognition for those very workers!The company’s staunchest ally has proven to be the NLRB itself, now that the majority of its members are Trump appointees. The union had asked for an election to be held April 29 or 30, but no election was scheduled. On May 3 the board voted 2-1 to grant VW’s request to hold off on an election.Only an unabashedly pro-corporate labor board could render such a decision. That is exactly what Trump had in mind when he appointed John Ring, Marvin Kaplan and William Emmanuel to the NLRB. Ring came from a Philadelphia-based, union-busting law firm, Morgan, Lewis, and Bockius. Kaplan’s former firm, McDowell Rice Smith & Buchanan, brags of “a long-standing reputation as one of the select go-to firms for businesses in difficult times” — a code for “union drives.”(mcdowellrice.com)Emmanuel (not involved in the VW decision) comes from Littler Mendelson, the same law firm that represents both VW and Nissan. The latter was successful in beating back a UAW drive last year at its Canton, Miss., plant through aggressive intimidation. VW has adopted Nissan’s playbook.Lack of safety motivates union driveVW, while highly profitable, has been paying out billions of euros each year since the 2015 “diesel-gate” emissions cheating scandal. Squeezing more product out of fewer workers is a way to recoup some of those losses. So the bosses don’t want any union interference with its profit taking.In Tennessee, company scare leaflets have warned workers that they could lose pay and benefits through the collective bargaining process. While that is actually a rarity in a first contract, it’s hypothetically possible — but only if the company demands these cuts and the union feels it has to accept them. VW is obscuring the fact that, without a union contract, a company can make cuts pay and impose worse conditions any time it wants!Pay and benefits are not the primary complaint, however. Injuries, including repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, are frequent. The speedup — long the bane of autoworkers and a key reason they organized in the 1930s — is pushing workers to their physical limits. As Local 42 explains on its Facebook page, “Changes were made in standardized work, line speed increased, a two-line system was changed to a single line feeding into two, [and] injuries increased in a two-month period. Two previous years before changes, injuries were very seldom.”UAW contracts with Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have language on work standards that make speedup a “strikeable” grievance. Unhealthy work schedules and last-minute shift changes are also taking a toll. A union contract could require advance notice of shift moves and allow shift preference on the basis of seniority. Chattanooga workers are now arguing back when supervisors corner them and badmouth the union. Some 30 workers came to the NLRB hearing on the vote request to explain why they wanted a union. The governor’s speech drew a number of boos.Despite company intimidation, VW workers are fighting for a union.Martha Grevatt is a 31-year retired Fiat Chrysler worker and serves on the Executive Board of UAW Local 869. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Linkly Appoints New CEO, Frerk-Malte Feller

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Linkly Appoints New CEO, Frerk-Malte Feller Former Afterpay Global COO, Frerk-Malte Feller, Appointed CEO of Linklycenter_img Previous articleDaiichi Sankyo and LYSA-LYSARC-CALYM Enter Research Collaboration for Valemetostat in Patients with Relapsed/Refractory B-Cell LymphomaNext articleCytox Launches genoSCORETM-LAB Test to Predict the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease Digital AIM Web Support Facebook TAGS  Facebook Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 last_img read more

Blood Transfusion Service appeals for donations

first_img WhatsApp Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Google+ The Irish Blood Transfusion Service are in Donegal this week as their pre-Christmas appeal for donations is launched.The service will be in Jacksons Hotel in Ballybofey from tonight until Wednesday, and in the Holyrood Hotel, Bundoran on Thursday..Operations Manager Paddy Bowler says extra stocks are much needed at this time of year………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/blood3pm.mp3[/podcast] Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week By News Highland – December 10, 2012 News 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleThree die in Leitrim weekend fireNext articleVisiting restrictions imposed on two wards at LGH News Highland Facebook Pinterest Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released WhatsApp Blood Transfusion Service appeals for donations Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitterlast_img read more