Wayne Chapple

Wayne Chapple

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This is the story of the two subway systems.New Yorkers celebrated the new Q line extension (Second Avenue Subway) opening this New Year.The stations, the artistic design and the new cars all look great, but the new station is still without sliding platform screen doors (PSDs).Sliding PSDs were considered to prevent falling hazards, but have not been installed to save money.Sadly, the only PSDs in Big Apple are at the AirTrain stations.Capital construction and infrastructure costsThe subway system in New York City is operated by the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA).The MTA not only operates the subway, but also the buses, regional railway, bridges and tunnels in the Greater New York Area.The subway system runs 24 hours and 365 days.The track and station maintenance is usually at night or on the weekend.
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Hungary is currently looking to scrub out brands using ‘totalitarian symbols’ a phenomenon which has brought Dutch lager brand Heineken under the microscope.The brand’s red star is under review via the proposed law that would cull imagery such as the communist star from being displayed in the “interests of domestic public order and public morality,” reports the Financial Times.Heineken has responded to the bill – claiming that it uses the red star in all the territories it is active – it’s logo predates the red star associated with communism although in the 1950s it did drop the red until 1991 and the fall of the USSR, largely to avoid any negative connotations it is only just now being connected with.The company issued a statement defending its trademark: “Naturally, the red Heineken star has no political meaning whatsoever and we use the same brand symbols across the world, in every market.“We will closely monitor this local matter, and hope and trust that this matter will be resolved soon.”It describes its star as marking the five ingredients of its beer:- water, barley, hops and yeast and the ‘magic of brewing’.
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The funding process for start-ups in the UK discriminates against female entrepreneurs, research has revealed.As little as 9pc of the investment that poured into British start-ups in 2016 went to companies with a female founder, according to data from Barclays and the Entrepreneurs Network.The newly released figures draw attention to a culture that gives preferential treatment to businesses run by men, according to the researchers.They reveal that male entrepreneurs are 86pc more likely than their female counterparts to raise venture capital funding in the UK.They are also 56pc more likely to win angel investment."It's frustrating that a significant proportion of funding goes towards male-founded or led businesses," said Annabel Denham, programme director at The Entrpreneurs Network.
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Med See the Woman är Mari Boine albumaktuell för första gången sedan 2009.Därför ville jag använda texter som andra skrivit.Så jag var tvungen att acceptera att vissa ställen inte var perfekta, så länge nerven fanns där.Du har rest runt i världen för att samla in berättelser till albumet?– Jag har bland annat använt dikter av indianska författare, en kvinna och en man – John Trudell, som har skrivit massor av fantastiska dikter, inte minst ett par starka politiska dikter.Jag kan göra både och.
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Spotify has found the top 10 Irish tracks used in St Paddy's Day playlists in Ireland, for purists who want to ensure their cultural appropriation has as much authenticity as possible:The Dubliners - Seven Drunken NightsDropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up To BostonThe Pogues - Dirty Old TownThin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back In TownThe Dubliners - Whiskey In The Jar
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Twitter is getting ready to make another pitch to advertisers in an effort to shore up the company’s finances and reinvigorate growth.The company said that in May it will be reaching out to brands and agencies at Newfronts, the digital content conference put on by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB).It’s Twitter’s first time participating in the conference, where it will be showcasing new original content and live programming for the 2017 season.“We have made major investments in video over the past few years, and being able to present the breadth, depth, and quality of that content at Newfronts is the ultimate culmination of those efforts,” said Twitter’s vice president of global revenue and operations, Matthew Derella.“In 2017 and beyond, we are investing further in the video viewing experience, content development and collaborations, and video solutions for advertisers…”In the last quarter, Twitter reported that more than 600 hours of live premium videos were streamed through its service from across 400 events.
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Insiderhandel blir ett allt hetare ämne på det så kallade dark web, en del av internet man inte kommer åt utan särskild mjukvara eller autentisering.Det varnar det brittiska IT-säkerhetsföretaget Digital Shadows för, efter att ha undersökt frågan.Bolaget, som backas finansiellt av bland annat riskkapitalbolaget Trinity Ventures, indexerade innehållet på dark web och sökte efter ord och begrepp, till exempel 'insider information', som kopplas till insiderhandel.Som en jämförelse dyker ordet 'football' upp strax över 1 000 gånger på de kända dark web-sajter där brottslig verksamhet diskuteras.Företaget kompletterade datainsamlingen med manuell infiltrering av forum på dark web.Michael Marriot som är analytiker på Digital Shadows och den som har ansvarat för studien menar att det blir allt vanligare att kursdrivande insiderinformation säljs på nätets mörkare delar.
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Canopy Growth, a marijuana-growing company based in Ontario, is being added to the S/TSX composite index, The Globe and Mail reports.The company will be added to the index's healthcare sector and start trading on March 20.Shares were down 0.72%, at 11.05 Canadian dollars, on Tuesday afternoon.Large institutional investors use the S/TSX composite index, so it may lead to more demand for the stock and a boost for Canada's marijuana industry, according to The Globe and Mail.Companies must have a certain market capitalization and liquidity to be included in the index.Canopy is the largest legal grower of medical marijuana in the world, and has been hailed as the marijuana industry's first unicorn — it blew past a $2 billion valuation in November, though its total valuation has slipped since then.Canopy's growth is predicated on the company's belief that more countries will legalize marijuana at the federal level, creating new markets for export, Business Insider's Melia Robinson reported.However, though Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to enact federal legalization in 2017, the government isn't rushing the process, potentially dampening investor optimism.And US President Donald Trump's administration, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has vowed to crack down on the recreational marijuana industry in the US, spooking investors.NOW WATCH: This campervan expands to three times its size in seconds with no effortLoading video...
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According to data obtained by NBC News, the number of phone searches at the border has skyrocketed this year, with more searches performed on phones in February 2017 than the entire year of 2015.The data reported by NBC shows a staggering increase over the past few years.In 2015, for example, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) searched less than 5,000 phones; in 2016, DHS searched more than 25,000 phones.If February is any indication, 2017 looks to be even more dramatic.Though phone searches at the border were increasing before Trump was elected—and have always been legal—they began to receive more media attention after Trump signed the recent executive order on immigration.Moreover, while NBC was quick to point out that phone searches have been happening since the Bush era, the report also points out the obvious:
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Have you ever felt your heart skip a beat when you thought you lost your phone?The trend of growth seems to have no end and is only getting bigger.In 2014, the number of mobile devices exceeded the number of people in the world, at over 7.7 billion devices.Ecommerce once upon a time was a computer desktop activity.One would turn on their desktop device, go to the browser, then to their preferred retail site and shop to their hearts content.According to HubSpot, mobile commerce will lead the way with 24.4 percent of overall ecommerce profit by the end of this year.
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And yet, his campaign agenda, one based upon fear and paranoia, has gone forward to demonstrate that he would rather “err on the side of security” than give the citizens of our country the benefit of the doubt.Leaked documents from an upcoming executive order on digital safety help shed some light.After the infamous security breach over at the Democratic National Committee, President Trump seized the moment with a lot of critique for the DNC’s backdated security systems and a lot of praise for the GOP’s foolproof ones.He also went ahead to claim that once he was president, he and his cabinet would work on a protocol to help elevate the country on the cybersecurity front.While his initial stance was to reject Russian involvement in the attacks, he later came to terms with the opinions of multiple intelligence agencies whilst side-by-side declaring that the United States was regularly targeted by cyberattackers from every front, something that he intends to promptly take care of once he takes office.It is believed that this new executive order, which was originally scheduled for February but then delayed, is his attempt to make good on those very promises.
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Bitcoin trades down 4.3%, or $52, at $1174 a coin as selling takes holdWednesday's weakness comes after China's three largest bitcoin exchanges (OkCoin, Huobi, and BTCC) all issued statements saying they will continue to block withdrawals until granted approval to let them resume by regulators, according to Cryptocoins News.The cryptocurrency plunged more than $100 in a matter of minutes on Tuesday
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Each year, publishes Inspiring fifty, a list of the most inspiring women in tech.Last year, platsade Swedish Spotify-the veteran Sophia Bendz and Natural Cycles-the founder Elina Berglund Scherwitzl on the list.in Total, 12 countries are represented on the 50-name-long list.Six of them are swedes.in second place in the totallistan we find Telia, Sweden's ceo Hélène Barnekow.Scroll further down you'll also find artist Robyn, digitalstrategen Sara Öhrvall and superängeln Jane Walerud.
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You could also have uncertain costs and lose handy powered, fibred FTTN cabinetsnbn , the organisation that builds and operates Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN), appear to be escalating its efforts to rebut those who call for it to abandon its fibre to the network build.Last week the company's CEO David Morrow used a Senate Estimates appearance to make the point that that matters beyond nbn 's control impact end-user experiences.He therefore called on internet service providers to invest more in their networks, in order to ensure that their customers enjoy the NBN's infrastructure.The chief advocate of that position is advocacy group Internet Australia (IA), which has loudly and lengthily argued that only FTTC is a worthy investment because the twisted copper pairs on which FTTN relies will all need to be replaced in 10-15 years.IA has also criticised download speeds experienced by NBN subscribers as not reflecting the network's advertised capacity.
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Finding that phrase on the back of the box used to be the kiss of death when it came to tech.The bad rap Chinese products get for being imitations, fakes or just sub-par isn't always warranted, though - and certainly doesn't apply to the smartphone arena.China has been rapidly taking the phone world by storm, seriously undermining their Western, Korean and Japanese rivals with powerful but affordable flagships.OnePlus, ZTE and Xiaomi have been pumping out hero handsets at ridiculously low prices for years, but there's a new wave of smaller brands that are also worth taking a look at.ZUK, Elefone and Coolpad might not be household names yet, but they're all beginning to make their mark on the industry.Almost everything on this list has the CPU and RAM to compete with big-brand phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7.
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Motorola (under the Lenovo brand) unveiled Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus during this year’s MWC in Barcelona and managed to get some serious attention.Today, the company released two first promotional videos that surely show off the design and features of both phone, reminding us that they offer premium specs, without a “premium” price.Join GizChina on TelegramAccording to the company, both phones offer improved battery life, allowing users to go the entire day without charging.But even if one day their battery drops below 10% then there’s always rapid charging compatibility that can recharge it up to 60% in just 35 minutes, allowing for almost another day of usage.Both phones have an AMOLED display.The Moto G5 carries a 5-inch screen with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, comes with a Snapdragon 430 SoC (8-core @ 1.4GHz) and a 2800 mAh battery and offers excellent grip for those who prefer one hand use.The larger Moto G5 Plus on the other hand is equipped with a Snapdragon 625 SoC under the hood with an octa-core 2GHz CPU, it packs a 5.2 inch AMOLED display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution and a 3000 mAh battery.Have a look at these two videos and let us know what you think.
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On day one, the Nintendo Switch promptly sold out at retailers both physical and digital around the world.If day 2 is any indication, however, the system might be able to avoid some the crippling stock shortages that plagued both the Wii and the mini NES Classic Edition.and a pro controller for $454.99.It's a bit pricier because it has both the guide and the pro controller, but it beats the sort of massively inflated grey market you get with truly sold out products.There's no telling how long that will last (update: gone, but there are other positive signs.t suggests that retailers are having a slightly easier time getting this product back on their shelves.
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Linux fans who love Razer's products should be thrilled that the company wants to support the operating system on its Razer Blade gaming laptop.Razer founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan said on Thursday that the company is now looking to support Linux on the Razer Blade laptop.He is now asking all Linux “enthusiasts” to provide their feedback, suggestions, and ideas in the new Linux Corner section of Razer Insider.“The Linux Corner is a result of this where fans can now discuss their experience, provide feedback, and talk about everything related to Tux’s OS running on the Razer Blade.”The virtual reality-ready Razer Blade laptop ships with a 64-bit version of Windows 10.But there is nothing stopping owners from formatting the solid-state drive and installing a Linux-based operating system such as Ubuntu or Valve Software’s SteamOS platform.
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By Elaine Pofeldt, special to CNBC.comWhen former elementary school teacher Tami Zuckerman dreamed up the idea for VarageSale, a Toronto-based site that runs local online garage sales, she had no shortage of funding options.After her husband, Carl Mercier, a developer and serial entrepreneur, helped her build and launch the site, the couple began hunting for capital and raised an undisclosed amount in seed and Series A funding from both Canadian and U.S. backers.“For them it was really about our retention numbers,” said Zuckerman.Thanks in part to a large-scale government commitment to supporting high-growth job-creating businesses, many homegrown start-ups are attracting financing from both Canadian venture capital firms and U.S. firms, which often invest alongside them.Last year Canada saw four venture capital deals above 100 million Canadian dollars (US$76.3 million as of Feb. 23), compared to 2015, when there were none, according to the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association.
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Buoyed by an inexpensive migrant workforce, California has been the United States’ agricultural mainstay for nearly a century, currently producing about 60 percent of the nation’s fresh produce.But as the state’s minimum wage approaches $15 an hour and competition from a growing Mexican economy mounts, producers face unprecedented operating costs and a workforce that has dropped by 60 percent since the 1990s.Add to this President Trump’s moves to restrict immigration, which threatens to significantly curtail the sector’s already depressed labor supply.Leading California-based growers like Driscoll’s Berries and Taylor Farms are feeling the immediacy of Trump’s executive orders, as millions of dollars of specialty crops are growing right now that will require a workforce to pick them at the end of the season.“Nothing short of our businesses are at risk here,” said Kevin Murphy, CEO of Driscoll’s, at a recent THRIVE AgTech Forum.And yet, unlike the CEOs of Tesla, Under Armour, and Johnson & Johnson, agribusiness leaders have not received their invitation to the White House to discuss agriculture’s place within the administration.
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