For a long time, almost as long as I ve been a member of the exclusive Women in Tech club, I ve avoided talking about diversity.Stereotype threat, an established psychological phenomenon, caused black students to do worse on the test.Identifying themselves with a group that has stereotypical, though mistaken, associations of lower intellectual ability primed them subconsciously to adopt that trait.Identifying myself with a group stereotyped to be worse on average at technical tasks primes me to do worse when faced with a technical task.Developers who are white and men are no less valuable because of their race and gender.This quote, from Maxine Williams, global director of diversity at Facebook, sums up my feeling of fostering belonging beautifully:Every Monday, when we get a new class of hires, I say to them, I don t want you to come in here and think that you need to use blind as a suffix.
Photographer: Adam Ihse / TT A sabotaged mainmast in Boras, a severed cable at a mast in Tranemo and now a suspected sabotage against a telecommunications mast in Falkirk. Crisis Communication has taken a beating from the recent events in West Bengal. The meeting is to exchange information, provide an overall picture of the situation and identify the need for action. - County Board makes no operational measures, but we can, for example, support to people about the need to go up the crisis management staff, or if necessary reinforcement of the military or similar, then we can help with that communication is established, says Lisa Nordahl, safety director. With the today's meeting are also several municipal associations in the county that need to be updated on the situation. - We will begin the study in the morning, the staff are on the way to the scene, says Christer Fuxborg, police spokesperson, said.
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But the jury in U.S. District Court found that Google made "fair use," under copyright law, of Java elements that help different software programs work together.Similar exemptions allow artists and critics to quote or reuse small portions of someone else's work in a larger essay or creation.Oracle and its allies simply argued that the company should be paid for the use of its code.Google co-founder Larry Page testified in person, while Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison appeared on video.Google welcomed the jury's finding in its own statement.You can follow Brandon Bailey at https://Twitter.com/BrandonBailey or find his reporting at http://www.bigstory.ap.org/journalist/brandon-bailey
Groups of Uber drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area were set to rally at two locations Thursday to object to a $100 million Uber driver settlement offer and what they see as an unfair city tax penalty, according to Edward Escobar, spokesperson for the United Drivers group.United Drivers, an association of about 1,000 Uber drivers, joined other associations in the Alliance for Independent Workers, an umbrella organization formed to represent and advocate for the drivers.They say: Liss-Riordan s agreement mischaracterizes them as independent contractors partnering with Uber, rather than as the employees that their tight and unfair employment policies actually make them.The drivers state Liss-Riordan s firm will be paid close to $25 million while the drivers will receive payments that average $218 per person, depending on length of service.In a press release issued Wednesday, the drivers group said: By being mischaracterized as independent businesses, rather than regular employees, the drivers for Uber lose a huge number of significant protections and benefits, such as reimbursement for their driving expenses, health care benefits, and insurance.Uber and Lyft lose in Austin, Texas, will pull out of cityIn a joint statement, the drivers said, We are not high-paid lawyers, big-time lobbyists, or hot-shot executives.
Against a purple backdrop announcing the arrival of a Chinese Technology Powerhouse, Mr. Veghte said, Today we start the next chapter.They re up 40% in the first four months of this year, compared with a 1% decline last year, said Tony Yu, chief executive of the unit s reincarnation, the New H3C Group.Once we became Chinese, some hurdles were gone, Mr. Yu said in an interview.Beijing has recently shifted to a softer sell.More than 20 American and international associations signed a letter to China s insurance regulator on Wednesday to protest draft security rules with data provisions and other requirements for the sector that they said would be an obstacle to trade.Huawei s rotating chief executive took the unusual step last year of publicly urging Beijing to stay open to the best global technology.
It appears in the latest EFCA barometer. This is partly due to major investments in infrastructure in the years after the financial crisis, and that the construction sector gained momentum over the past two years. - But this requires that we strengthen the education and skills systems properly. Even in southern and central Europe developed market for technical consultants positively, further increasing the need for skills in Sweden, according to Magnus Höij. - Right now, Sweden has good potential to attract labor and skills from other European countries, which in the current situation is a lack of mission and an excess of capacity. EFCA- survey are presented twice a year and is based on surveys of the national member associations, as STD companies, and shows the overall trend across Europe.
Intel Corp. INTC 0.32 % Chief Executive Brian Krzanich, who has pushed the semiconductor maker to hire more women and minorities, became a surprise target of Donald Trump s opponents for planning to host a fundraiser for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.Even a suggestion of financial support for Mr. Trump is likely to touch off criticism in Silicon Valley, where many tech executives and workers hold liberal views on social matters and support open immigration policies.Mr. Trump has proposed policies that many in the tech industry oppose, such as temporarily banning Muslims from entering the U.S., and he has attracted opposition from women s groups for his views on abortion and other issues.Any ties to Mr. Trump could present public-relations problems for Intel and for Mr. Krzanich, in view of his highly publicized efforts to make Intel s workforce more diverse by hiring more women and minorities.Another writer made a pointed reference to Andy Grove, the late Intel chief executive and Holocaust survivor: Given that Intel has rich history of diversity initiatives & Mr. Grove Hungarian-born, your stance all the more disappointing.Like many Silicon Valley companies, Intel prefers to let trade associations speak for the company on many legislative topics.
Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics are just round the corner, but what do you know about sport s relationship with technology?Later this summer, Rio de Janeiro will host the first ever Olympic Games to be held in South America.COMPETITION: Win tickets to NFL London at Wembley!Sport and TechnologyGlasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games 3 Steve McCaskillTechnology has become increasingly important to sport over the past few years, with nearly every professional sport having at least some form of interaction with IT.Indeed, many teams and associations are turning to the field of analytics to gain an edge over their competitors.Even the Luddites in many sporting organisations are being converted after seeing the benefits of video and ball tracking technology in enforcing the laws of their game.
With the research set to expand dramatically, privacy advocates have raised serious concerns over not just how the research was conducted, but how law enforcement might use it in the future.Once we were notified that a limited number of images could potentially contain identifiable information we notified the FBI, she tells WIRED.It caused a minor furor in her home country; Iran is not exactly a bastion of women s rights.If a tattoo recognition algorithm says a tattoo might be affiliated with gang activity, that person might be affiliated.Tattoos can last longer than the associations they represent.The Tatt-C competition required participants to perform a series of tests and report their results to NIST, the EFF writes.
The IT industry's key concerns for UK tech are better addressed by remaining in the EUThe UK tech sector has come down solidly in favour of remaining in the EU based on retaining influence on the shape of the digital single market, a stronger negotiating position in the digital global economy, a common security environment, ongoing investment and trade.Negotiations around data sharing propositions such as Safe Harbour and Privacy Shield with the US and future negotiations with the rest of the world around data sovereignty, sharing and data privacy are better served as part of the EU.The digital tech sector across Europe as represented by its trade associations want the UK to remain, said Mr David with the other national trade associations in France, Germany and elsewhere saying they want the UK tech sector within the single market.Clearly the UK is a big enough market for global and international tech companies to be interested in but there is very clear connection between the UK as a focal point for entry into a 500 million person market being a better investment proposition than the UK as a 60 million person market.However based on its membership survey Mr David says it has a mandate to publish those findings and express the opinions of its members.Around 800 TechUK members surveyed produced the following findings:Those that support a vote to remain 70% said the main three reasons were that EU membership makes the UK more attractive to international investment, makes the UK more globally competitive and gives the UK a better deal in its trading relationships with the EU.
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FRANKFURT—Chinese companies are on course to set record investment levels in Germany this year, fueling concerns about the country losing hold of its most innovative and technologically advanced companies.The splurge is drawing attention less for the sums involved than the targets, some of which are considered pivotal to Germany s ambitions in manufacturing and engineering technology.Shareholder associations and German unions have also expressed concern, and last week German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel proposed forming a European consortium to launch an alternative bid for Kuka.Other recent proposed or completed Chinese deals in Germany include China National Chemical Corp. s $1 billion takeover of KraussMaffei Group, a cutting-edge equipment maker that processes plastics and rubber, and Beijing Enterprises Holdings Ltd. s $1.59 billion takeover of EEW Energy from Waste, which operates high-tech waste-incineration plants that produce electricity, heat and steam for industrial use.German firms are world leaders at this, said Margot Schüller, senior research fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies in Hamburg.Germany and Europe will have to get used to China s increased presence, said Yi Sun, a partner at Ernst & Young, where she leads a team advising Chinese companies on investing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Its proposed "roadmap for change towards outcomes-based reward systems" will be discussed by the board of the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations Efpia on June 16, which groups the world's top drugmakers and national trade associations.TOO EXPENSIVEThe concept of drug pricing based on clinical results has been gaining ground for some years and has the support of several leading industry figures, including Novartis Chief Executive Joe Jimenez, the current president of Efpia.Europe already has some ad hoc results-based pricing agreements.Britain, for example, agreed a deal with Johnson & Johnson a decade ago whereby the health service only pays for multiple myeloma drug Velcade in patients who respond after four treatment cycles.Drug pricing is a hot topic worldwide, as advances in medical science come at an increasingly high cost.There are likely to be plenty of battles ahead, especially as the industry is looking for a trade-off in the form of relief from market mechanisms that weigh on drug prices in Europe.
How much more expensive iPhone can be Exactly how and when this charge will be added to the consumer is not decided yet. According Copyswede is the replacement for phones with storage currently 3.50 per gigabyte of storage. Here are some quick calculation example max price premium: IPhone with 16 GB of storage: 56 SEK IPhone with 32 GB of storage: 112 SEK IPhone with 64 GB of storage: 224 SEK IPhone with 128 GB of storage: 448 SEK The so-called private copying compensation arose among the bands of time, when we copied music from CDs and played in the Walkmans. The compensation is in the form of tax on storage media such as tapes, floppy disks, recordable CD, DVD, from October 2012, even on hard drives and USB sticks. The tax rate is highly regulated by law, but set out in detail in the negotiations between the trade associations of importers of storage media and Copyswede, the organization representing the right holders. Private copying previously called for levies on blank media or cartridge tax.
In a revelation that shouldn t surprise anybody, Peabody Energy, the United States largest coal company, has been bankrolling think tanks, corporate lobbyists, trade associations, and individual scientists at the heart of the climate denial movement, a new Guardian investigation reveals.Fossil fuel companies aren t exactly a progressive bunch when it comes to climate action, but few have manipulated the facts of global warming as consistently and egregiously as Peabody, which refers to carbon dioxide in glowing terms and asserts that by cranking up its concentration in our atmosphere, the company is fertilizing the planet for the benefit of mankind.The more than two dozen beneficiaries include: the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, which calls carbon emissions an elixir of life, the George C. Marshall Institute, which claims there is not the slightest evidence that more CO2 has caused more extreme weather or accelerated sea level rise, and Willie Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics who, it was revealed last year, has received over $1.2 million in funding from the fossil fuel industry.While the filings obtained by The Guardian don t list amounts of money or dates of individual contributions, the evidence places Peabody at the center of a widespread misinformation campaign—which, again, not terribly surprising given the company s previous attempts to rebrand coal as the cure to global poverty.America s coal industry is quickly losing ground to natural gas, which last year became our nation s most popular energy source for electricity.It would be heartening to see a fossil fuel enterprise acknowledge this reality and take a leading role in developing the energy sources of the future.
Peabody Energy, the United States largest coal company, has been bankrolling think tanks, corporate lobbyists, trade associations, and individual scientists at the heart of the climate denial movement, a new Guardian investigation reveals.Fossil fuel companies aren t exactly a progressive bunch when it comes to climate action, but few have manipulated the facts of global warming as consistently and egregiously as Peabody, which refers to carbon dioxide in glowing terms and asserts that by cranking up its concentration in our atmosphere, the company is fertilising the planet for the benefit of mankind.The more than two dozen beneficiaries include: the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, which calls carbon emissions an elixir of life ; the George C. Marshall Institute, which claims there is not the slightest evidence that more CO2 has caused more extreme weather or accelerated sea level rise ; and Willie Soon, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center For Astrophysics who, it was revealed last year, has received over $1.2 million £850k in funding from the fossil fuel industry.While the filings obtained by The Guardian don t list amounts of money or dates of individual contributions, the evidence places Peabody at the centre of a widespread misinformation campaign — which is not terribly surprising given the company s previous attempts to rebrand coal as the cure to global poverty.America s coal industry is quickly losing ground to natural gas, which last year became the US's most popular energy source for electricity.It would be heartening to see a fossil fuel enterprise acknowledge this reality and take a leading role in developing the energy sources of the future.
That does not mean that the hot coffee in your hand right now is going to kill you.There s even some good news with this announcement: coffee and another hot caffeinated drink, maté, are no longer considered carcinogens by the WHO.Here s how they describe the findings:This was based on limited evidence from epidemiological studies that showed positive associations between cancer of the oesophagus and drinking very hot beverages.In experiments involving animals, there was also limited evidence for the carcinogenicity of very hot water.Smoking and alcohol drinking are major causes of oesophageal cancer, particularly in many high-income countries, stresses IARC director Christopher Wild.CNN reports that Americans and Europeans don t usually drink beverages hot enough to be considered higher risk.
SAP s head of sport says it got involved for the marketing potential, but now it sees a sustainable business as it helps Germany at Euro 2016Like many other technology companies, SAP was attracted to the sports industry because of the branding opportunities created by associations with sports organisations and high profile athletes.Sports operationsSAP Cricket analytics 2 It is confident its ability to offer end to end packages of software that allow back offices to run more smoothly, help organisations connect and attract fans, and improve athletic performance set it apart from other vendors in what is a growing market.The German firm s technology will be used in every day management of the clubs, such as finance, HR and marketing, using analytics to improve processes and communication tools to convey concepts and data across all four territories.Indeed, one of the main things that SAP has learned in its endeavours thus far is that it is impossible to make an impact in sport without the assistance of partners, like the DFB, that help influence the direction of its product.But he was keen to emphasise that it s not just world famous sports leagues and teams that can benefit.Without a successful back office, you will not be successful.
Although most people tend to go for fewer sweet things as they get older, if you re obese, your brain s reward system operates in a different way.In general, people grow less fond of sweet things as they move from adolescence into adulthood.The study volunteers were 20 to 40 years old.The researchers then conducted positron emission tomography PET scans to identify dopamine receptors linked to rewards in each person s brain.Pepino and Hershey explained that it s possible that insulin resistance or some other metabolic change linked to obesity could contribute to the absence of those associations in the obese group.What s clear is that extra body fat can exert effects not only in how we metabolise food but how our brains perceive rewards when we eat that food, particularly when it s something sweet.