Suomen Lähi-idän instituutin johtajana Damaskoksessa toiminut Ari Kerkkänen on paneutunut perusteellisesti Syyrian historiaan sen synnystä tähän päivään.Jo Ranska toimi maassa häikäilemättömän brutaalisti mandaattiaikanaan 1920–1946.Myös Yhdysvallat ja Venäjä ovat juonineet alueen hallinnasta milloin Egyptin, milloin Saudi-arabian, Israelin, Irakin tai Iranin valtaa hamuavien johtajien kanssa.Armeijan tuella shiialainen alaviitti Hafez Assad valittiin presidentiksi vuonna 1971.Assad halusi modernisoida Syyrian, ja pyrki yhteistyöhön sunnivaltaisen Baath-puolueen kanssa.Muun muassa maan lukutaidottomuus laski 25 prosenttiin.
Mycket har hänt sedan den dagen Jörgen Askeroth klev i på kontoret i Karlskrona där Nordic Tel huserade.Företaget som sedermera blev känt som Europolitan.Jörgen Askeroth blev kvar på företaget i nästan tio år.Efter några års gästspel i andra branscher klev han 2001 in som teknisk chef på Tre, en position som han efter sommaren lämnar över till Per Stigenberg.Han blir kvar som rådgivare till Peder Ramel, styrelseledamot och tidigare vd.Då, 1991 när Europolitan såg dagens ljus, var det fortfarande röstsamtal som var kärnan.
Our weekly column summarizes the tech financing highlights in India this week.E-commerce fundraising is very active in India’s investment sector this week.Some popular e-commerce financing include industrial tools, automobile, food & grocery, and secondhand goods.E-commerce marketplace Moglix raises USD 12 million for Series BFinancing status: USD 12 million Series B round in 2017E-commerce marketplace Moglix on Tursday raises USD 12 million for Series B to support and further strengthen its technology solution in supply chain and manufacturing domain, boost infrastructure growth, and facilitate geographical expansion plans.
SoundCloud announced Thursday that it would be closing its San Francisco and London offices—firing 173 employees, or around 40 percent of its staff.The Berlin-based company has been struggling for years: it reported losses of more than €51 million ($58.1 million) in 2015—losses that have steadily grown since 2010.In January 2017 financial statements, the company said the losses "give rise to a material uncertainty about the Group's ability to continue as a going concern."As Ars reported nearly 18 months ago, the audio social network has been the darling of independent producers and DJs worldwide who use it to share and comment on each other’s work.But like some startups, it has struggled to turn its massive user base into meaningful revenue.As a "freemium" service, most people use the site without paying.
Editor’s note: A version of this post by Xu Wei first appeared on Yicai Global.Jia Yueting, founder of LeTV Holdings (Beijing), said in a statement today that he will undertake all responsibility for the company’s employees, users, clients, and investors.LeTV’s suppliers are recovering debts from the company, he claimed.Jia underlined that he remains LeTV Holdings’ executive director and the biggest shareholder.Resigning from his position as the CEO and even other more important positions are just to advance the mass production of FF 91 as soon as possible, he claimed.LeTV will continue to roll out the best products.
Director James Gunn has confirmed that his Marvel movie "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" will be the first 4K Blu-ray released by Disney.The director indicated in April that he was lobbying Disney to release the film with the extended color and contrast that the format allows."LIGHT and COLOR are such important elements of 'Vol.2's' story, and why we screened the world premiere in Los Angeles in essentially this format," Gunn said in a Facebook post Wednesday (read the full post below).The director said that home releases will also include a 3D version, plus plenty of extras and surprises.
Sony said back in March that it would soon be adding PlayStation 4 titles to its cloud-based gaming service, PlayStation Now.On Thursday, Sony made good on its promise with the addition of 20 PS4 games to the PS Now library.The new entries, spanning span a variety of genres including action adventure, real-time strategy, fighting, racing and more, are as follows:God of War 3 RemasteredMX vs ATV Supercross EncoreExist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky
Vägen som Singapore valt när det kommer till it-säkerhet är så nära perfektion man kan komma.Andra rika länder däremot har hål i sina försvarssystem.Och det är fattiga länder som visar vad de borde göra åt saken, skriver Reuters.Välbärgade länder och organisationer lockar till sig fler kriminella än de som saknar finansiella medel.Det visar en studie från FN:s internationella teleunion, ITU.– Det finns fortfarande påtagliga skillnader mellan länderna när det kommer till medvetenhet, förståelse, kunskap och slutligen kapacitet att köra rätt strategier och program, står det att läsa i dokumenten.
Virgin Media has admitted it "fell short" in delivering broadband speeds ahead of a BBC Watchdog report due to air tonight which found customers in some areas receive 3 per cent of the 200Mbps speed they were originally sold.A letter from executive sales director Neil Bartholomew, seen by The Register, said: "Customers trust Virgin Media and it is our job to live up to that hard won reputation; balancing how we talk and work with customers with the facts a customer needs to know.He said that the report highlights two main issues.Firstly, instances where customers are experiencing slower speeds at peak times.Secondly, examples of where staff have given incorrect statements about speeds to customers in areas with "a high-level utilisation" and not always reading the required "Broadband Honesty Statement" to new customers explaining how a customer's speed could vary at peak times.The announcement comes as Virgin Media prepares to make 226 staff redundant.
"Beskedet betyder slutet för bilar som enbart drivs med förbränningsmotor" säger vd Håkan Samuelsson i en kommentar.Volvo Cars blir därmed den första biltillverkaren i världen som överger den långt över 100 år gamla förbränningsmotorn som enda drivkälla till bilar.Patentet för Nikolaus Ottos fyrtaktsmotor, en teknik som fortfarande används, är från 1876.Beskedet kommer samtidigt som alla tyska biltillverkare har förklarat stark framtidstro på förbränningsmotorer i allmänhet – och dieselmotorer i synnerhet.Läs mer: Då levereras Tesla model 3Men dagens besked blir också en logisk konsekvens av den uppmärksammade intervju som Håkan Samuelsson gav till Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung för en månad sedan, där han avslöjade att Volvo inte kommer att utveckla någon ny generation dieselmotorer.
NATO has warned cyber attacks like WannaCry and Petya could trigger Article 5 of the treaty and be met with a military response from members after the organisation said there are signs the aforementioned incidents were state-sponsored.It has only been triggered once in NATO’s history by the United States following the 9/11 terror attack on the World Trade Center.“As important government systems have been targeted, then in case the operation is attributed to a state this could count as a violation of sovereignty.Consequently, this could be an internationally wrongful act, which might give the targeted states several options to respond with countermeasures,“ said Tomáš Minárik, Researcher at NATO CCD COE Law Branch.“A countermeasure is a state response that would otherwise be unlawful but for the fact that the state is responding to an internationally wrongful act attributable to another state.”WannaCry infected the UK’s health service and took critical systems offline which caused increased waiting times and even some urgent operations to be cancelled.
It doesn’t have a strict narrative or playstyle — instead, the Jagex development studio built a medieval environment in which players can choose to battle monsters, go on quests, or spend time with friends.In 2013, after years of updating the core RuneScape, Jagex released Old School RuneScape, which is a different fork of the game that more closely resembles its 2007 state.“The first age was the Founders era.That mixture attracted a mammoth audience that was too big for the founding Jagex team to fully comprehend.“That led into the second age of Jagex, where the Gowers sold to a venture capital, private equity firm that took the company to the next level,” said Mansell.“The company was founded in 2000.
HPC Blog Enormous happenings at the ISC17 Student Cluster Competition, where students from the Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat (FAU) broke the student cluster competition world record for HPL (LINPACK).This gives the home court German team the coveted Highest LINPACK award.This marks the first time a German team has won a major performance award on their home soil and is likely to result in the declaration of a national holiday featuring parades and a statue raising in their home town of Nuremburg.Lins Packed to the MaxOn the LINPACK benchmark, it was a pretty close grouping between the top five finishers, with FAU grabbing the top slot with a score less than 10 per cent better than second place Purdue/NEU.Both teams were sporting GPU-heavy systems.
We are witnesses to the rapture of presidential disruption.Donald Trump has shown -- and continues to show -- that there's more than one way of acting presidential.On Saturday, he tweeted that any criticism of his aggressive Twittering is mistaken.In this case, however, he (or an intern) superimposed the CNN logo over the opponent's head.Instead of preparing for his overseas trip, his first meeting with Vladimir Putin, dealing with North Korea and working on his health care bill, he is involved in juvenile behavior far below the dignity of his office.CNN tweeted the Sanders quote its spokeswoman was referring to: "The president in no way, form or fashion has ever promoted or encouraged violence.
DÜSSELDORF, Germany — Trek Bicycle Corp. on Friday unveiled its newest bicycle, the Trek Émonda SLR 9, one day before the start of the 104th Tour de France.The Waterloo, Wisconsin-based company says it is the lightest bike it has ever made and the lightest production road bike in the world.It is the same bike that two-time Tour winner Alberto Contador and his Trek-Segafredo teammates will ride over the next three weeks in the sport's biggest race.Business Insider got a peek at the ultralight offering, and you can see photos below.(The bike also comes in a disc-brake version, the SLR 8.)Trek says it is a year-round bike for serious competitive road cyclists.
President Trump gave a speech about energy in the US today, highlighting six policy issues that will direct his administration’s energy policy for the time being.The initiatives Trump talked about today were a hodgepodge of new announcements and old policy, focusing on nuclear energy and fossil fuel exports.Despite calling for energy independence, Trump’s speech steered clear of renewable energy like wind or solar.Trump has falsely stated that climate change is a “hoax” and has appointed officials with close ties to the fossil fuel industry to top energy posts.The new initiatives Trump did talk about included reviving and expanding the nuclear energy sector, reducing barriers to financing coal plants in foreign countries, opening up a new petroleum pipeline to Mexico, pushing more exports of natural gas, opening a natural gas export terminal in Louisiana, and relaxing restrictions on offshore oil and gas drilling.Bloomberg noted this morning that Trump would order a complete review of policies to pinpoint where the US government could roll back nuclear energy regulations.
This article from Digiday magazine is exclusively available to members of the Digiday Plus community.For a limited time, become a Plus member risk-free for your first 30 days.A lack of real differentiationPeople can now choose between Dish Network’s Sling TV, DirecTV’s DirecTV Now, Sony’s PlayStation Vue, Google’s YouTube TV and Hulu’s live TV add-on for a skinny streaming bundle.The costs of these services are similar (see sidebar).For instance, all five services carry the ABC, NBC and Fox broadcast networks, but only YouTube TV, Hulu and PlayStation Vue offer CBS.
The problem with existing fingerprint scanners is that they require a bezel or other surface to mounted on so that clear access can be provided for a fingertip i.e.Samsung chose to go for a bezel-free design with the new Galaxy S8, and was thus forced to move the fingerprint scanner to the back of the phone.“We are excited to announce Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors because they can be designed to support sleeker, cutting-edge form factors, unique mobile authentication experiences, and enhanced security authentication,” said Seshu Madhavapeddy, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This provides OEMs and operators with the ability to offer truly distinct, differentiated devices with added value on truly groundbreaking new devices.”Interestingly, rumour has it that Apple is planning to include such a design with the iPhone 8, and the suggestion is that the fingerprint scanner will remain on the front of the phone beneath the display.This is a dedicated Bixby button – which I'll cover in more detail in the Software section – and while it shows Samsung is taking its new virtual assistant seriously, it feels too much for Bixby to have its own button.Unlike with the G6, though, the display here melts into the sturdy metal rim.
the Finnish transport agency to improve the vainikkala marshalling yard functionality and Luumäki-Vainikkala track section of the proxy ability by extending and constructing new tracks, additional protection by section of track, as well as a new set of equipment.the first phase of The cost is eur 26 million and the total project value is eur 40 million.the Project's first phase to be completed in 2018.the ministry of Transport and communications has awarded the project to repair the debt financing of 28 million euros."the Need for improvement is, since the cross-traffic interference situations, the train may be periodically scheduled amount larger.This causes capacity problems and traffic the spot that the traffic between the locations and the disorders reflect the whole of South-east Finland the transport of goods", says project manager Sakari Nieminen transport agency factsheet.
One of my favorite aspects of SMX Advanced is the guarantee of emerging with a list of new tests to try out, along with pointers given by the industry’s top experts.Maximizing Performance With AdWords Campaign Drafts And ExperimentsMichael Elkins’ session, “Maximizing Performance With AdWords Campaign Drafts And Experiments,” contributed to this list rather quickly.For a quick overview, Google’s testing capabilities began modestly with indefinite ad rotation, which evolved into ACE in 2014, and then more recently, New Campaign Drafts — a playground that offers plenty of new opportunities to improve our campaigns, including tests for ad copies, extensions, bid strategies, and of course, ad rotations.Identify primary KPI to determine success.Apply only one variable to keep results clean.