Richard Skaggs

Richard Skaggs

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Nearly 1,500 miles long, the reef is alight with a kaleidoscope of vivid colours.In 1981, the reef was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a status that helps it draw 2 million visitors a year.Two major bleaching events have wracked the Great Barrier Reef over the last two years, leaving chunks of it dead.Global warming, fueled by our reliance on petroleum and coal, has pushed ocean temperatures 0.68 Celsius over the past century."Everybody thinks we've got to worry about saving the the Great Barrier Reef for future generations," says Daniel Harrison, a research fellow at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, who's working on a project to brighten clouds so that they reflect sunlight away from the reef.Organizations like the Ocean Agency and Great Barrier Reef Legacy are marshalling resources to save reefs.
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Creative agency Barton F Graf is calling on the advertising industry to create ads and donate media space for the Affordable Care Act - also known as Obamacare - ahead of the upcoming open enrollment period.The call to arms comes nearly two months after the Trump administration announced its plans to spend 90% less on advertising to get people to sign up for Obamacare than former President Obama did.This year $10m is being allocated to promotional activities for the Affordable Care Act, down from more than $100m last year.Barton F. Graf has put together the Coverage Coalition in hopes of encouraging its industry counterparts to spread the word about open enrollment, which will begin on 1 November and end on 15 December.The New York-based agency said the Coverage Coalition is a “non-partisan, non-political, pro-bono effort.”For creatives who are interested in contributing, Barton F Graf has provided a simple brief and style guide to help them get started.
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A few months ago, director Ryan Coogler and the cast of Black Panther came to Comic-Con International and showed a trailer for their new movie.Set to Kendrick Lamar’s “DNA,” it caused a reaction stronger than anything else to hit Hall H for that entire con, and probably a few cons prior.There was a standing ovation, with swaths of the crowd in tears—as well as the cast, which hadn’t yet seen the footage.(For a second, I thought Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o might crawl along her own panel’s table to tackle-hug Coogler.)It was exactly the reaction you want to see in a room full of fans who have waited years for a movie to be made.It’s a slightly different cut, and set to Vince Staples’ “BagBak” mixed with some Gil-Scott Heron, but all of the energy that came through in that Comic-Con Black Panther trailer is here, and it’s a sight to behold.
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I can count on one hand how many updates my Huawei Mate 9 has received since launch.It’s October 2017, and the Mate 9 sitting in my desk drawer is running Android 7.0 Nougat with the April 2017 security patch.Apparently that’s not going to be much of an issue any longer.At a briefing in Shenzhen, China, Dr. Chenglu Wang, President of Software Engineering at Huawei, told Android Authority the company is putting a much bigger focus on software updates in the future.The company says Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8 will roll out to the Huawei Mate 9 within four weeks after the Mate 10 launches.The company didn’t give an official estimate on when Oreo will roll out to the P10 series, though we do know it’s coming “in the near future.”
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At our most recent MarTech Conference, there seemed to be a transformation percolating throughout the sessions and presentations.After several false starts in previous years, it seemed to me that “marketing” is now clearly becoming something bigger.Marketing, of course, has grown way beyond websites, emails and ads.It’s now augmented and virtual reality, intelligent voice agents and messaging bots, the Internet of Things’s environmental sensing, and the insight and cognition available through artificial intelligence.In many ways, it seemed to me, marketing is looking, sounding and feeling less like its traditional role of “demand generation” and more like “experience management.”To test my sense, I went to the Chief Martech, Scott Brinker.
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Kwame Moore is the process of transforming a dilapidated industrial area in Malmö to a thriving and sustainable district – renewable district heating is a part of the framgångskonceptet.When the property developer, Kwame Moore came to Sofielund in Malmö, ten years ago, he saw a run-down industrial area plagued by crime.– All questioned why we bought real estate here, but it was precisely for that no one else wanted to go, " says Kwame Moore.today owns Kwame, and his Eroom Förvaltnings AB with the group, around 50 000 square feet of commercial space in Malmö, Svedala and Östra Grevie – of which a total of 22 000 square meters along the Northern end of the Grängesbergsgatan in Sofielund, where everything from bakeries, architects, wholesalers and breweries to rehearsal spaces, cultural associations and mosques co-exist.– in Order to improve the area has residents, property owners, the municipality and the police created Sofielunds Fastighetsägarförening BID (Business Improvement District), who works as a successful american model to joint development of a specific area, " says Kwame.An important part of the renovation has been a conscious thinking and Kwame have chosen E. ON as their energy partners to focus on sustainable solutions.
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Många användare som har uppgraderat till IOS 11 har upptäckt att Garageband inte går att öppna, något som har lett till stor frustration på sina håll.Apple låter via sin supportsida konstatera att man arbetar på en lösning, men till dess att en uppdatering kan presenteras finns det ett knep som kan vara värt att testa.Knepet går ut på att man stänger av möjligheten för Garageband att använda sig av Icloud.Nackdelen är att du i så fall inte kommer åt dina sparade låtar, men du kan åtminstone skapa nya låtar som sparas lokalt.Instruktioner för hur man ska bära sig åt finns på ovannämnda supportsida.
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As the legal battle over iPhone royalties rages on, Qualcomm recently filed a new suit against Apple, this time seeking to prevent the iPhone maker from manufacturing and selling iPhones in China.Though Qualcomm previously sought to prevent Apple from importing iPhones into the United States, taking steps to hinder the iPhone manufacturing process itself — which mostly occurs in China — clearly represents an escalation between the two companies.Originally brought to light by Bloomberg, Qualcomm’s latest suit centers on three Qualcomm technologies Apple is allegedly using on the iPhone.The report reads in part:Qualcomm’s suits are based on three non-standard essential patents, it said.They cover power management and a touch-screen technology called Force Touch that Apple uses in current iPhones, Qualcomm said.
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Research by New York University professors, in collaboration with Airbnb Inc. economists, found that hosts in the city using the online home-rental company would need to rent units out for a significant portion of the year to generate more profit than they would by leasing them to long-term tenants.In 2016, a host would need to rent out a unit for an average of 216 days as a short-term rental to match the annual average revenue from a long-term lease.The research aims to shed light on some of the critical questions facing regulators as Airbnb brings hotel activity to residential neighborhoods, raising concerns about safety of residents and tourists and the loss of affordable housing for local residents.“It’s a complex new problem that’s being generated by the blurring of lines, personal and commercial,” said Arun Sundararajan, one of the paper’s authors and a professor who studies the so-called sharing economy at NYU’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.The NYU researchers said their findings might reassure regulators who fear landlords will shift their emphasis to attracting tourists willing to pay a premium to stay for just a few nights.“You’ve got to be really successful at doing it and you have to really dedicate yourself to doing it, given the costs,” said Ingrid Gould Ellen, a professor of urban policy and planning at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and another author of the report.
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If you’re on the lookout for a really complete rugged phone with good internal hardware, IP69 waterproof rating and nice looks, then NOMU’s latest S10 Pro might be your best option.You can get the rugged phone for as low as $149.99 from October 12th to October 19th, instead of its full retail price of $159.99.Before doing that, let’s learn a bit more about the phone!The original NOMU S10 has been one of the best selling phones ever produced by the Chinese manufacturer.The handset did feature an high durability, being waterproof, dust-proof and shock-proof and packed, relatively good hardware.Around a month back, NOMU has upped their game and launched the NOMU S10 Pro, an upgraded version of the smartphone with improved hardware and durability, indeed the company calls it an IP69 rated device as it can withstand being submerged in 2 meters deep water for up to 1 hour.
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In a paper forthcoming in the November issue of the journal Theriogenology, a team of researchers from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, announced the first successful drying and rehydration of domestic cat spermatozoa using a rapid microwave dehydration method.Far from being an esoteric accomplishment, the successful preservation of cat spermatozoa by dehydration is a potentially important step in addressing key issues involved in the reproductive biology of wild felids.There is a significant risk that in the near future, species key to the biological diversity of the planet may either go extinct or be so reduced in their genetic diversity that wild populations are not viable.Science might be able to rapidly and successfully improve the status of small animal populations if more "libraries" of preserved eggs and sperm are available.Scientists could simply use stocks of reproductive material, preserved in stable, dried form, re-hydrate them and create a population of viable embryos.The idea of preserving sperm, eggs and embryos for later use is not new, but generally the preferred preservation technique is for these materials to be frozen.
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Det var en minst sagt stökig morgon för Trafikverket, som brottades med försenade tåg över hela landet.Orsaken var att de system hos myndigheten som är webbaserade inte fungerade som de ska.– Det var våra internetleverantörer som råkade ut för överbelastning i sina system, säger Bengt Olsson, presschef på Trafikverket.De två internetleverantörer det handlar om är det numera Tele 2-ägda TDC samt DGC.På DGC bekräftar man att det är flera attacker som har riktats mot Trafikverket, både under natten och dagen.Han säger att det rör sig om en ganska standardmässig variant av ddos-attack.
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Ett effektivare arbetssätt och bättre leveranser.De positiva effekterna på Migrationsverkets IT-organisation har varit många sedan införandet av ramverket ITIL för tre år sedan.På Migrationsverket påbörjades införandet av ITIL 2014 efter att man under en period haft en leverans som inte levde upp till verksamhetens förväntningar.– Det var under projektet “Bra ska bli bättre”, där ett deluppdrag kallades “IT- lyftet”, som vi började titta på ITIL för att sedan stegvis börja införa det.Genom att låta det ta sin tid blir det lättare för medarbetarna och de olika enheterna som är involverade i processen att ta till sig den, säger Andreas Åberg, Service Level Manager.En av de första principerna de valde att implementera var Incident Management som handlar om att återställa organisationens tjänster och system så snabbt som möjligt för att minimera de negativa effekterna på verksamheterna.
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Tujia, China’s biggest Airbnb-esque site, has trousered US$300 million in funding, it announced today.The money is technically only for its online offerings, following the earlier detachment of Tujia’s online and offline businesses into separate units.Started in 2011, Tujia became a billion-dollar startup in 2015 with its previous round of funding.With this latest injection of cash, Tujia’s online wing is valued at US$1.5 billion on its own.“We see significant growth in China’s online short term rental market and expect it to reach similar penetration levels of accommodations bookings as in the US and Europe,” said Paul Hudson, founder and CIO at Glade Brook, a new investor into Tujia.Glade Brook has also backed Airbnb and Uber.
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ASP.Net Core is a lean and modular framework that can be used to build high-performance, modern web applications on Windows, Linux, or MacOS.However, ASP.Net Core provides support for several different types of caching including in-memory caching, distributed caching, and response caching.In this article, we’ll look at how you can boost your ASP.Net Core application’s performance and scalability by storing infrequently changing data in the in-memory cache.As always, I will include code examples to illustrate the concepts discussed.How to enable in-memory caching in ASP.Net CoreThe in-memory cache in ASP.Net Core is a service that you can incorporate into your application using dependency injection.
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Telekombolagets Ericssons valberedning föreslår att Ronnie Leten blir ny styrelseordförande.Ronnie Leten var mellan 2009 och 2017 vd för Atlas Copco.Han är idag styrelseledamot i SKF, styrelseordförande i Electrolux och är föreslagen som styrelseordförande i Epiroc, den del av Atlas Copco som planeras delas ut under 2018.Ericssons nuvarande styrelseordförande Leif Johansson har som tidigare meddelats att han inte ställer upp för omval vid årsstämman 2018.Valberedningen föreslår även Kurt Jofs som ny styrelseledamot i Ericsson.Jofs var ansvarig för Ericsson Networks mellan 2003 och 2008 och är idag styrelseordförande i Tieto.
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Men i kulisserna finns flera startup- och finansbolag som med nya skalbara lösningar vill vara med på kalaset.”När gamla strukturer faller så är det de enklare sakerna som först ger vika”, säger Avanzas vd Johan Prom.I det stora hela är bolån dock fortfarande en anmärkningsvärt analog bransch där pappersblanketter trumfar Bank-id.Men en rad experter som Di Digital har pratat med menar att det bara är en tidsfråga innan bolånen digitaliseras på allvar.Avanzas vd Johan Prom tror att det kommer att locka fler utmanare till bolåneområdet.Men som han ser det skulle en digital injektion inte bara ge nya affärsmöjligheter utan även gynna kunderna:
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Shares of Switch Inc.--the data-center company that powers operations of Amazon.com Inc., eBay Inc. and other technology firms--climbed in their trading debut, the latest tech IPO to notch a successful first day as the market heats up.The stock closed at $20.84 on Friday, 23% above its $17 initial public offering price.The IPO priced late Thursday above the expected range of $14 to $16 a share.On Friday, shares surged as high as $24.90 early but receded as the day wore on.The Las Vegas-based company’s offering raised roughly $531 million, excluding shares allotted to underwriters.Its valuation stands at roughly $5.15 billion.
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Apparently banking on fans' appetite for another 1980s Hollywood nostalgia trip, Netflix has decided now is the time for a price bump.With the "Stranger Things" season 2 set to debut on Oct. 27, Netflix confirmed to Business Insider Thursday that it's raising the price of its standard subscription plan from $9.99 to $10.99.Its 4K streaming plan is also getting an increase to $13.99, up by $2 from $11.99.The cost for its entry-level $7.99 service stays the same.In a statement to CNET, a Netflix spokesperson described the timing of the pricing roll out as follows: "Starting Oct. 19, members will be notified at least 30 days in advance, based on billing cycle, on when they will see the price change.Members will be notified with an email and also see a notification within the service.
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the Company Seedling has developed, teddy Parker, who with the help of augmented reality and a related app can teach children to play doctor.As you can see in the video so you can see a model of the teddybjörnens fikitiva insides if you touch your phone or tabletens camera against Parker.in addition, the go to paint fantasimiljöer around teddy's if you are not satisfied with the environment it finds itself in at this time.the more The child interacts with the Parks, the more will the AR settings in the app to be developed, a bit like a Tamagotchi I guess.Parks costs $ 60 and the app should be available for both iOS and Android, although the iOS app on the basis of the institute for architecture is probably a little better for the moment.
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