Harold Roscoe

Harold Roscoe

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I’d trained so hard, sacrificed so much, and I’d managed to make myself slower.I mean, it was a pretty good achievement when I think about it.To overhaul my diet, strength and sleep, demonstrably improve all of them and still manage to get slower.A week ago someone offered me a place in the Liverpool Rock’n’Roll Marathon (in a northern city in the UK) for this Sunday… and I got tempted.It’s only been four weeks since the last one, my body is tired, I’ve eaten nothing but cake and burgers, not slept, and most importantly: not run more than eight miles.There’s no training effort to have wasted, no weeks of planning my pacing strategy or panicking about what to eat / wear / listen t to make sure I get the optimal wrong.
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p College dropout-turned-Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally got his degree today, and now he’s about to give Harvard’s 366th commencement speech.You can watch him speak here now, where we’ll embed the Facebook Live broadcast on TechCrunch, and provide frequent updates on any news or insights he mentions.For a deeper look at the substance of his talk, read our follow-up: “Zuckerberg tells Harvard we need a new social contract of equal opportunity”“I’ll share what I’ve learned about our generation and the world we’re all building together” Zuckerberg writes.“This is personally important to me and I’ve been writing it for a while.”Live Updates From Zuckerberg’s Speech
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p "By the way if anyone here is in advertising or marketing... kill yourself."
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But while the trailer is suitably cryptic, if you’ve been paying close attention to the rumours surrounding this penultimate season, it paints an intriguing picture of the battles coming to Westeros.Each pronouncement is accompanied by a cut to an appropriate person to represent all the people who hate her and her family...“Enemies to the East” is represented by Grey Worm (Jacob Anderson), and a legion of Unsullied behind him.Also, that theory seems to clash with the fact that Cersei’s declaration of “enemies to the North” shows us Arya (Maisie Williams), trotting along a wintry path alone.“Whatever stands in our way, we will defeat it,” Cersei declares to her brother Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).We have heard a lot about a major between Daenarys (Emilia Clarke) and Lannister forces at some point early on in the season—where the Dothraki attack a convoy of Lannister soldiers returning from a siege of Highgarden, so this seems to be the mustering related to that.
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p As much as we love covering cool tech that has the ability to make life more fun, there are few things more awesome than technology that can be used to fundamentally alter people’s lives for the better.That is what engineers at Chicago’s Center for Bionic Medicine may have achieved with the creation of a manual standing wheelchair that does not limit its users to being stuck sitting down the whole time.“This is the first manual wheelchair that allows users to move while in both standing and seated positions,” Dr. Todd Kuiken, who led the research, told Digital Trends.“It’s an incredibly exciting innovation that expands users’ workspace and, most importantly, enables them to look their peers straight in the eye during interaction.It offers a number of physical benefits as well.”The wheelchair’s unique hand drive mechanism lets users manually drive the wheels while sitting or standing, along with any position in between.
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p Some backstory: WallyHome was originally a product developed by a Seattle startup called SNUPI (an acronym for Sensor Network Utilizing Powerline Infrastructure).Three years later, Wally is back on the market, redesigned, upgraded, and priced to move at $99.99 for a starter kit that includes the hub and one sensor, and $34.99 for each additional sensor.First, Wally remains foremost a water leak detector.It won’t stop until you clear the water from the contacts on the bottom of the sensor or press the mute button on top.If all you want is an alarm that goes off if the toilet overflows, this is a simple and affordable way to get the job done.The Wally hub is a rather industrial-looking box that connects to your router via ethernet.
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p Creating a Facebook campaign to drive traffic to a Google Docs form.I finally get to the end and there's a bunch of gobbledygook about adding a pixel to the /p section of my website before I can activate the campaign.I'm assuming this can't be done with a Google Doc, right?Anyone know a way around this?
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And he finds that, to match the results of standard topology, the lines need to be directed, just as time is.That seems to go counter to what physicists often say.They would reply that it’s a consequence of Einstein’s special theory of relativity, which holds that time is a fourth dimension.The development was highly algebraic, and the more algebraic the technique, the further you get from having a geometrical intuition about what you’re doing.I was trying to explain standard topology to some students when I was teaching a class on space and time, and I realized that I didn’t understand it.Another important conceptual advantage is that there’s no problem thinking of a line that’s discrete.
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the Helsinki stock exchange has listed two Finnish gaming industry, why, the Next Games and Remedy.It brings to the investor new options, but is also inconvenient, told the trade magazine.the Game related exhibits different ratios.Games have become a continuously updated services, which make content for years.it is Essential to get the player to download the game, stay on it and use the money for in-game virtual purchases.the Best games make a lot of money, but the top 100 list of outside success is very low.
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Intel veteran Andreas Nordin starts as group strategy director and partner at IMRSV Studios, which specializes in augmented reality, AR.I come from the u.s. storbolagsvärlden, but have long felt that I want to be able to affect the digital transformation forward in a smaller company where the decision making is shorter.In the tenth edition of the big handelsgalan, Retail Awards in the appointed Netonnets ceo, Susanne Ehnbåge to the Leader of the Year 2017.The jury she was described as an engine in the company's transformational journey and the end: "co-workers testify that Susanne Ehnbåge not only is effective, positive and results-driven but also responsive to the individual and very caring." "I feel incredibly humbled and honored to receive the appointment, it is an award that I share with all my amazing collaborators," she says.Fredrik Hedblom takes office on July 1 as the new ceo of Jetshop, which delivers cloud-based e-commerce platforms.
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p Our weekly column summarises the tech financing highlights in China this week./p p The live streaming industry is becoming popular in China with some big players grabbing a large share of the market.Some other business models also attracted the attention of venture capitalists including an online pharmacy, AI services and hardware, and so on./p p YY Inc.’s live streaming platform Huya secures USD 75 M for Series A /p p Huya /p p Founded in: 2014 /p p Financing status: RMB 517 million (USD 75 million) Series A financing in 2017 /p p YY Inc.’s live streaming platform Huya on Tuesday secured USD 75 million for its Series A round to develop more presenters hosting live streams of their mobile games in hope of attracting new users./p p Read more /p p Online pharmacy Jianke receives USD 50 million for Series A /p Photo from Pixabay.com p Jianke /p p Founder: Xie Fangmin /p p Founded in: 2006 /p p Financing status: RMB 345 million (USD 50 million) Series A financing in 2017 /p p Online pharmacy Jianke on Monday receives USD 50 million for Series A financing round to expand its business in smart healthcare services./p p Read more /p p Online financial management platform Wangcaigu receives USD 8.7 million for Series A /p Photo from 58pic.com p Wangcaigu /p p Founder: Zeng Keqing /p p Founded in: 2014 /p p Financing status: RMB 60 million (USD 8.7 million) Series A financing in 2017 /p p Online financial management platform Wangcaigu on Wednesday landed USD 8.7 million for its Series A financing round to improve its risk management system.
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ring the work you did nokian Tyres informed on Thursday afternoon that it has no comment on the central bureau of investigation on request."nokian Tyres has received publicity today the information that the Fsa has made the central criminal police request for investigation of a possible securities markets offence.the Company currently has no comment on the matter", the company writes.MTV News reported on Thursday afternoon that the national police is starting a criminal investigation into test cheating.fl will confirm the trade to the press, that it has requested the central criminal police to investigate Nokian Tyres possible the securities of the crime.
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p Google is prepping big things for the future of its mobile virtual reality program./p p The company revealed plans to update Daydream, the hardware-software platform that powers Google’s VR services, to version 2.0 in the near future.This update, which Google is calling Daydream Euphrates, is about making VR easier to explore and experience.One of the biggest new features is Chrome VR, which will enable Daydream owners to navigate the web inside their headsets when it rolls out this summer./p p “We were an early supporter and contributor to WebVR standards,” Google VR boss Clay Bavor wrote in a blog post.“Chrome VR, which will make it possible to browse the web in virtual reality, is coming to Daydream this summer.
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p Google is expanding its Android Pay mobile payment service to more markets, saying that soon it’ll be available in Brazil, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, and Canada.The company also promised that a streamlined mobile checkout experience would be coming soon for PayPal users, building on top of Google’s existing partnerships with Visa and Mastercard./p p Reports surfaced this week that Android Pay would be available in more cities.Previously, only those in the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Singapore, Poland, New Zealand, Ireland, and a few others./p p Android Pay launched two years ago as a competitor to Apple Pay and Samsung Pay, offering users an alternative way to pay by phone instead of having to take out their credit cards at the register.In a bid to try to one-up other services, Google said that it will be making it easier for users to integrate loyalty card programs, so if you have a Walgreens Balance Rewards card, you can use Android Pay for future purchases.
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p A San Francisco-based news startup, UploadVR, has been sued by a former employee, who alleged a long list of inappropriate behavior at the workplace, including gender discrimination and sexual harassment.Notably, earlier this year, an ex-Uber engineer sued her former employer over allegations of sexual harassment.Scott claims that numerous male employees, including Will Mason, the company’s president, and Taylor Freeman, the company’s CEO, openly and regularly discussed their own state of sexual arousal due to the presence of their female colleagues, "and how it was hard to concentrate and be productive when all they could think about was having sex with them."She also specifically cited the behavior of Avi Horowitz, the company’s expansion manager, claiming that he would frequently comment that he "had a boner" and then had to go to the restroom to "rub one out."The civil complaint, which was filed earlier this month in county court in San Francisco, continues:UploadVR even set up a room to encourage sexual intercourse at the workplace.
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Sosiaali- ja terveysalan ammattijärjestö Tehy kertoo tiedotteessaan tuomitsevansa jyrkästi Attendon yt-neuvottelujen tuloksen lakkauttaa vastaavan sairaanhoitajan tehtävät ikäihmisten palveluista.Vastaavan hoitajan tehtävät lakkautetaan ja jaetaan osittain yksikönjohtajille.Vastaaville sairaanhoitajille tarjotaan irtisanomisen vaihtoehdoksi sairaanhoitajan työtä tai muuta työtä.Uusi työmahdollisuus ei Tehyn mukaan vastaa palkkaukseltaan entisiä tehtäviä.Samalla heikentyy ikäihmisten hoito ja jopa potilasturvallisuus voi olla vaarassa, järjestö jatkaa tiedotteessaan.Laki yksityisestä sosiaalipalvelusta edellyttää Tehyn mukaan, että hoitoyksikössä on vastaava hoitaja, joka valvoo esimerkiksi lääkehoidon toteutumista.
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p /p p /p A United Airlines employee posted security codes online over the weekend that are used to access the cockpit, possibly compromising security, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.p Access codes are a security measure airlines use to request access to the cockpit./p p In a statement to Business Insider, United said it used multiple methods, including access codes, to ensure security."The safety of our customers and crew is our top priority and United utilizes a number of measures to keep our flight decks secure beyond door access information./p p "In the interim, this protocol ensures our cockpits remain secure.We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible."
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p Global consultancy firm Deloitte is understood to be interested in acquiring Engine Group, the owner of marketing service agencies such as WCRS, Partners Andrew Aldridge and Mischief.Engine was acquired by Lake Capital in 2014 but the US private-equity firm began entertaining approaches to sell the business earlier this year after hiring investment bank Jefferies.The Drum has learned from multiple sources that there is interest from the global consultancy in buying the company as it looks to bolster its own marketing services offering.Terry Graunke, executive chairman of Engine Group said that he could not comment on speculation.“We continue to execute on a clear strategy which focusses on outstanding client service delivered by best-in-class professionals.We are more than 2,000 strong, with annual revenues of over $450m and a record of delivering award winning work for many of the world’s leading clients,” he said.
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p Dongguan Tailing Electric Vehicle Co., China’s third-largest maker of electric bicycles, said it’ll be joining competitors in raising funds through an initial public offering (IPO) to finance its overseas expansion and create a time-sharing model, as a proliferation of bike-sharing services crimped sales at home.“We will gauge demand in markets abroad, and invest to localise production there,” said Sun Muchu, vice president and a co-founder of the Shenzhen company, also known as TAILG, without providing a time or the size of the fund-raising.“We have seen exports increase at a rapid pace in the past few years, with the volume doubling year on year.”The IPO plan will be crucial for TAILG’s expansion abroad, where overseas sales are expected to generate 30 per cent of total revenue within three years, Sun said.Xinri said it would use its IPO proceeds to strengthen research and development capabilities to churn out high-priced e-vehicles, despite the cutthroat market.TAILG shipped more than 20,000 battery-powered bicycles abroad last year, raking in sales of US$50 million.
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p It didn’t make the cut as one of the many announcements to emerge from Microsoft’s Build 2017 event this week, but this morning the company unveiled that Minecraft – the game it acquired a few years ago for $2.5 billion – has now made its way to the Nintendo Switch.The new game will include the same features found in console versions, Microsoft says, including the multiplayer mini games, Battle and Tumble.But it will also take advantage of the Switch’s flexibility, allowing eight players to get together online or play locally if everyone has a Switch; or up to four can play together in a split-screen view on the TV from a single console.Players can also use the device’s kickstand to play in tabletop mode if the TV is unavailable, which will also support up to four players through a split-screen mode.And players can use either Joy-Cons or the Pro Controller, depending on their preferences.Because the Switch is portable, you can continue to play when you venture out of the home – Microsoft claims the game will run smoothly at 60fps and 720p resolution, no matter if you’re playing on the big screen TV or in the handheld mode.
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