Express Logic supports Secure Boot and Secure Firmware Update for STM32 MCUs

first_img Continue Reading Previous ST: STM32 expansion software simplifies security implementation on IoT endpointsNext TI: small 5.5-V DC/DC step-down power module delivers true 6-A performance Express Logic announced that it has integrated the STMicroelectronics’ Secure Boot and Secure Firmware Update v.2.0 services with its X-Ware IoT Platform for its developers using the STM32-family of ARM Cortex-M microcontrollers.The X-CUBE-SBSFU Secure Boot and Secure Firmware Update solution enables the update of the STM32 microcontroller built-in program with new firmware versions based on the X-Ware IoT Platform. The update process is performed in a secure way to prevent unauthorized updates and access to confidential on-device data. In addition, Secure Boot (Root of Trust services) checks and activates STM32 mechanisms, and checks the authenticity and integrity of X-Ware IoT Platform before every execution to ensure that invalid or malicious code cannot be run. This combination of secure boot and secure firmware update adds a new dimension to X-Ware IoT Platform security for the STM32 microcontroller.Because X-CUBE-SBSFU is built on top of STM32Cube software technology, the X-Ware IoT Platform integration will be portable across the entire range of STM32 microcontrollers, beginning with the STM32L4 and STM32L4+ series devices.Express Logic has established itself as the safety leader in the embedded IoT space with its industrial-grade approach, including precertification to SIL 4 and ASIL D safety standards. The new secure boot and secure firmware update services from STMicroelectronics enhance security for Express Logic’s X-Ware IoT Platform for the STM32 microcontroller.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Tools & Software last_img read more

SEC Player Has Left The Team To Focus On Academics

first_imgA general view of Arkansas' football field.FAYETTEVILLE, AR – SEPTEMBER 2: General view during the game between the University of Southern California Trojans and the Arkansas Razorbacks on September 2, 2006 at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Southern California won 50-14. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)This college football season has been quite disappointing for the Arizona Razorbacks, as the team currently owns a 2-7 record.With an upcoming showdown with the LSU Tigers on the schedule for Saturday, the Razorbacks will be shorthanded in the secondary. Since the team’s victory over Tulsa on Oct. 20, Nate Dalton has been out of action.Head coach Chad Morris addressed his player’s absence, saying Dalton’s focus was primarily on academics.Chad Morris says that Nate Dalton has made the decision to focus on his academics and is no longer with the team— Tyler Cass (@5NEWSTyler) November 7, 2018The decision was voluntary for the junior defensive back.Although his impact on the field is usually made on special teams, the Razorbacks will certainly miss his presence. This news marks the fourth scholarship player on Arkansas to leave the program since the start of the season.Now, the Razorbacks will turn to its upcoming game against one of the best teams in the country.LSU and Arkansas will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET from Razorback Stadium.The game will be on the SEC Network.last_img read more

No Interim Judicial Manager for Mercator Lines

first_imgzoom Indian-owned dry bulk specialist Mercator Lines (Singapore) Limited will not be run by an interim judicial manager as requested by the company’s creditor, the Singapore branch of HSH Nordbank AG.As World Maritime News reported yesterday, HSH Nordbank AG asked for an interim judicial manager to be appointed while the financially troubled company is undergoing restructuring. However, the bank’s application was dismissed by the High Court of Singapore on November 12.Following the request for an interim judicial manager to be appointed filed by HSH Nordbank on November 9, Mercator Lines requested for the trading of its shares at the Singapore Exchange to be suspended as of November 12.Mercator Lines is set to meet its creditor in court again on November 20, when the High Court of Singapore will hold two hearings in relation to the case, one for an application for leave to convene a meeting of scheme creditors to consider a Scheme of Arrangement filed by Mercator Lines, and the other for HSH Nordbank’s application for a judicial management.Following a USD 11.9 million net loss recorded for the quarter ended September 30, Mercator Lines marked three and a half years of consecutive losses.last_img read more

Traffic Advisory Inverness County

first_imgINVERNESS COUNTY: Upper South West Mabou Road The Upper South West Mabou Road, known locally as the Irish Road, is closed because of storm damage. The road, between Moran Road and the Rear Intervale Road, is expected to be closed for at least two weeks. Local Area Office: 902-625-4056 Fax: 902-625-0763 Local Area Office: 902-625-4388 Fax: 902-625-4393 -30- INVERNESS County: Murray Truss Bridge Murray Truss Bridge on the Murray Hill Road is closed because of storm damage. The bridge will be assessed and the road closed until repairs are completed.last_img read more

CJI writes to PM for removal of Allahabad High Court judge

first_imgNew Delhi: Months after an in-house panel found Allahabad High Court’s Justice S N Shukla guilty of misconduct by an internal probe, Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate a motion for his removal.A three-judge in-house committee, comprising Madras High Court Chief Justice Indira Banerjee, Sikkim High Court Chief Justice S K Agnihotri and Madhya Pradesh High Court’s Justice P K Jaiswal, had in January 2018 concluded there was sufficient substance in the allegations contained in the complaint against Justice Shukla and that the aberrations were serious enough to call for initiation of proceedings for his removal. Following the committee’s report, the then CJI Dipak Misra, in accordance with the relevant in-house procedure, advised Justice Shukla to either resign or seek voluntary retirement forthwith. After he refused to do so, the then CJI had asked the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court to withdraw judicial work from him with immediate effect, after which he reportedly went on a long leave. On Match 23, Justice Shukla wrote a letter to Gogoi which was forwarded by the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court, requesting that he be allowed to discharge judicial work in the high court. “As the allegations against Justice Shukla were found by the committee to be so serious as to warrant the initiation of proceedings for his removal, he cannot be allowed to resume judicial work in any high court. In these circumstances, you are requested to consider further action,” Gogoi wrote to the PM. When the CJI writes to the President and the prime minister for removal of a high court judge, the Rajya Sabha chairperson appoints a three-judge inquiry committee in consultation with the CJI under the provisions of the Judges (Enquiry) Act, 1968 to look into the allegations. The committee appointed by the Rajya Sabha chairperson would examine the evidence and records, and opine if the same formed the basis for whether or not removal motion be debated in the Upper House.last_img read more

Govt does not plan to merge stateowned firms Pradhan

first_imgNew Delhi: Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Monday said there is no proposal, at present, for the merger of state-owned oil and gas entities under consideration of his ministry. While state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) had last year acquired government stake in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL), Indian Oil Corp (IOC) and Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd (BPCL) were both keen on acquiring gas utility GAIL India Ltd.”At present, there is no proposal to merge state-run oil and gas entities under consideration of the ministry,” Pradhan said in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha here. He had on February 7, 2018, told the Rajya Sabha that IOC and BPCL have separately indicated to the petroleum ministry their interest in taking over GAIL to add natural gas to their oil refining and marketing business. Also Read – Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in SepThen finance minister Arun Jaitley had in the Budget 2017-18 unveiled the government’s plan to create integrated public sector oil majors “through consolidation, mergers, and acquisitions” so that the merged company has the “capacity to bear higher risks, avail economies of scale, take higher investment decisions” and is “able to match the performance of international and domestic private companies”. In response to this, ONGC expressed interest in taking over refiner HPCL and completed the Rs 36,915 crore acquisition in January last year. “IOC and BPCL had written to the ministry for integration with GAIL (India) Ltd. However, the government has not taken any decision in this regard,” Pradhan had said last year. Also Read – Ensure strict implementation on ban of import of e-cigarettes: revenue to CustomsIn the reply on Monday, he said ONGC has acquired 51.11 per cent of government equity shareholding in HPCL. “Post-acquisition by ONGC, HPCL will continue to be a central government public enterprise (PSE), having become a subsidiary of ONGC. It will maintain its cultural uniqueness and brand identity,” he said. For GAIL, it was said that the government may separate the firm’s natural gas transportation and marketing business and sell off the later to a prospective bidder. Incorporated in August 1984 by spinning off the gas business of ONGC, GAIL (India) Ltd owns and operates about 14,000 km of natural gas pipelines in the country. It sells around 60 per cent of natural gas in the country. The government has a 54.89 per cent stake in GAIL India. Pradhan also informed that the country’s finished steel imports rose 4.7 per cent to 7.83 million tonne (MT) in 2018-19, Parliament was informed Monday. The country had imported 7.48 MT of finished steel in 2017-18. In 2018-19, finished steel import stood at 7.83 MT, an increase of 4.7 per cent in comparison to 2017-18, Steel Minister Dharmendra zsaid in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. Stainless steel, flat products such as hot-rolled and cold-rolled coils, galvanised plain- or galvanised corrugated-coated and electrical sheets are the major categories that are being imported from other countries, he told the House.last_img read more

UN report urges greater green efforts in Latin America and the Caribbean

17 February 2010A new United Nations report calls for greater efforts to advance environmentally sustainable development in Latin America and the Caribbean, which has witnessed the constant reduction of forest areas and the sustained increase of carbon dioxide emissions. According to “Millennium Development Goals: Advances in Environmentally Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean,” the rate of deforestation in the region is double the global average. Between 1990 and 2005, the region’s forest cover decreased by 7 per cent, losing nearly 69 million hectares of forest, states the report, which was published by the Economic and Social Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and launched today in Mexico.Nearly 20 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions – more than all the world’s cars, trucks, ships and planes combined – result from deforestation and degradation of forests. In 2008 the UN launched the Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD) initiative aimed at combating climate change through creating incentives to reverse the trend of deforestation.In addition to the loss of forest cover, the region has also experienced an increase of nearly 41 per cent from 1990 to 2005 of carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of fossil fuels and cement production. Ensuring environmental sustainability is one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) world leaders have pledged to achieve by 2015. Among the targets contained within “MDG 7” is to integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of environmental resources.The targets also include reducing biodiversity loss, increasing the population’s access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation and significantly improving the lives of slum dwellers.The report notes that from 1990 to 2005 the total surface of protected areas grew 120 per cent, consumption of ozone-depleting substances declined by 85 per cent and coverage of drinking water and basic sanitation rose by 10 per cent and 17 per cent, respectively. At the same time, these numbers vary greatly by geographical areas and income levels in each country.With only five years left until the 2015 deadline, the report calls for adopting a “proactive” approach to stepping up efforts to advance environmental sustainability in the region, especially in light of the new challenges posed by climate change. read more

Via Rail gets 72hour strike notice from union representing 1800 station ticket

MONTREAL — Via Rail says it has received notice that one of its unions could go on strike as early as Monday.The Montreal-based passenger rail service got the 72-hour notice from Unifor, which represents 1,800 Via employees who work in stations, telephone sales offices, maintenance centres and administrative offices.Via Rail says the notice is part of normal negotiations under federal law and doesn’t necessarily mean there will be a strike or lockout.Transport minister aims to get on track with Via Rail ’s upgrade proposalVia Rail plan says its ‘survival’ at risk if it doesn’t get access to dedicated track, fleet upgradeThe earliest service disruptions could begin would be Monday just after midnight.The federal Crown corporation says no trains are affected by the strike notice and it is encouraged by the positive tone of negotiations between the two sides.The government-owned railway carries about 10,000 passengers a day, on average.Via Rail says if a strike begins, trains in transit would complete their trips before all services would be suspended for the duration of the strike and until normal operations can safely resume.Negotiations began on Oct. 30 and are being conducted with the assistance of mediators assigned by the federal government. read more

April strong month for home sales

Home buyers in the local area signalled last month that they will take most every new house local contractors can put on the market.Realtors associated with the Simcoe and District Real Estate Board sold a total of 90 homes in April. This is a 43 per cent improvement over the number of homes sold in April of 2018.In a news release, Melissa Mummery, president of the local board, said the year-over-year rebound was so large due to accelerated construction in the Norfolk area.“In continuation of March’s main theme, sales continued to rise in April as buyers took advantage of further gains in new supply,” Mummery says. “That said, the market is still historically tight. Higher levels of new supply would have to be sustained for more than just a few months to bring the market back into balance.”The average home sold in the local area in April fetched $379,900, the local board report says. This is up 5.7 per cent over April of 2018.Through the first four months of this year, the average home in the Simcoe area sold for $390,700. This is a 6.7 per cent increase over the January-April period of 2018.The total value of homes sold in the local area last month was $34.2 million. This is a record for April in the Simcoe district and more than 50 percent higher than the dollar volume for April of last year.Listings were also up in April. The 131 new listings were also more than 50 percent higher than the corresponding period for last year. read more

Poll Do you have concerns about using your credit card online

first_imgTENS OF THOUSANDS of AXA and SuperValu customers have been affected by a recent security breach which put their credit card accounts at “high risk”.Data Protection Commissioner Billy Hawkes confirmed today that the “criminals involved have all the information they need to use the credit cards”.Did the details of the cyber attack worry you? Today we ask: Do you have concerns about using your credit card online? Yes, it has always been a worryYes, but only because of this latest breachNoVote No (898) Poll Results:center_img Yes, it has always been a worry (1149) Yes, but only because of this latest breach (1295)last_img read more

Kenya un parc éolien prévu pour avril 2012

first_imgKenya : un parc éolien prévu pour avril 2012Cette semaine, le Kenya a annoncé qu’il allait prochainement construire un vaste parc éolien d’une capacité de 310 mégawatts. Il devrait permettre au pays de résoudre les problèmes qu’il rencontre chaque année avec ces installations destinées à produire de l’électricité.C’est en majeure partie dans des centrales hydroélectriques, très demandeuses d’eaux que le Kenya produit son électricité. Or, la productivité de ces installations dépend fortement des intempéries et celle-ci est souvent stoppée par les nombreuses sécheresses qui frappent le pays. Le Kenya faisait alors appel à des générateurs alimentés par du diesel, très polluant. Mais tout ceci pourrait changer d’ici quelques années. En effet, le pays a décidé de lancer, pour l’année 2012, son plus grand projet pour l’énergie éolienne autour du Lac Turkana. À lire aussiLe remarquable sauvetage d’un petit éléphant orphelin au KenyaD’une capacité de 310 mégawatts, la centrale éolienne devrait être construite dès le mois d’avril, le permis de construire ayant bien été délivré par les autorités locales, selon les dires du responsable de la compagnie qui s’est exprimé jeudi. Ce chantier annonce ainsi le plus grand projet éolien que le Kenya n’est jamais entrepris avec 365 turbines éoliennes, dont chacune avec une capacité de 850 kilowatts. Une ferme éolienne sera également construite au sein de Loiyangalani, une région isolée au nord-ouest du pays. Le projet éolien coûtera au total près de 617 millions d’euros. Le pays espère ainsi améliorer sa capacité électrique durable de l’ordre de 2.000 MW d’ici 2013.Le 6 janvier 2012 à 19:52 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Seaplane brings new airlift to Freeport from Florida

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SeaplanebringsnewairlifttoGB Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 23, 2017 – Grand Bahama – New airlift for Grand Bahama Island is coming in an eight-seater seaplane and it is being rolled out as an initiative to provide more commercial flights through Port St Lucie in South Florida.Treasure Coast International Airport Director, John Waitrak is quoted in an article from last Wednesday saying the amphibious aircraft will leave the Causeway Cove Marina on Fridays and Sundays for Grand Bahama, adding that the link to The Bahamas will open up the islands and the Caribbean to the Treasure Coast region.Fly the Whale, a NY based airline company is to run the flights.#MagneticMediaNews#SeaplanebringsnewairlifttoGB Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Flo Rida kicks off charity campaign at Holtz Childrens Hospital

first_imgMusician Flo Rida visited Holtz Children’s Hospital to kick off his month-long Text-To-Give campaign.Patients and their families got to sing and dance with Flo Rida as part of the kick off to his Let Your Heart Flo campaign. The campaign benefits the Jackson Health System.He said the experience was just as rewarding for him as it was to the kids. “Just to come in and see the smiles of not just the kids, but the adults who just embrace someone such as myself — I try to keep a positive image because I know how important it is, so to be here today is definitely heartfelt. I’m getting goosebumps,” Flo Rida said.“It’s fun that you’re in front of him for the first time,” said one young girl.“Today was the best day I had, like in years,” said another girl.Flo Rida also recorded a lip sync video for his hit “My House” with the children.He will use it as the main promotional piece for the campaign. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

Why the FAA is Paying for New Hiking Trails In Juneau

first_imgThe Southeast Alaska Land Trust plans to donate about 128 acres of land to the City and Borough of Juneau this fall for preservation and natural recreation. The deal is technically an airport project—most of the money the land trust used to get the land in the first place traces back to the Federal Aviation Administration.Listen now: The land is in the Mendenhall Valley, bounded by residential subdivisions to the north, city-owned land that hugs the Mendenhall River to the east, public land to the south and Montana Creek to the west.“It’s mostly really rich wetlands, and they would just be left alone,” says Greg Chaney, Juneau’s lands and resources manager.The trust’s donation will be contingent on the preservation of the land as open space and for natural recreation. The plan is for new hiking trails, and possibly an overnight campsite and community garden.“Basically, the west bank of the Mendenhall River will be an entire network of city trails….For a community of our size, it’s an incredible trail network. And this is the capstone, I mean, this has been years in the making,” Chaney says.The reason this is connected to the FAA has to do with years of runway safety improvements at Juneau’s airport, which wrapped up in December. Basically, the FAA required more flat land around the runway, which meant filling in the surrounding wetlands.Frank Rue, executive director of the Southeast Alaska Land Trust, explains what happened next.“The Army Corps of Engineers required that they mitigate those wetlands’ impacts. And they chose to do it through the in-lieu fee program,” he says.The FAA paid for more than 90 percent of the roughly $85 million runway safety work. Then, the airport paid the land trust $5 million to deal with its wetlands debt. Rue says approximately 86 acres of wetlands were lost, which translated into an obligation to preserve 227 acres of wetlands.Federal law discourages destroying wetlands because they’re ecologically prized for their ability to naturally filter man-made pollution, provide flood relief and support unique ecosystems.The land deal in the Mendenhall Valley will knock out about half of the mitigation debt. The details aren’t set, but it’s consistent with the city’s long-term land use plans for the area, which includes improving a rough trail that follows Montana Creek. The Juneau Assembly must finalize the transfer.The Juneau Assessor’s database lists the property’s value at $20,000.“That because for the city’s purposes, it’s a conservation lot,” Rue says. “They don’t value it as a lot that’s available for development.”Rue won’t disclose how much the trust paid for the parcel–just that it was a much higher market rate before development was off-limits.last_img read more

How VCommerce Could Be the Next Big Trend for Startups

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now » January 30, 2014 There’s e-commerce, m-commerce and even t-commerce, but the next wave of tech-driven shopping may be driven by v-commerce, according to Harry’s co-founder Andy Katz-Mayfield.The shaving startup pushed V-commerce – or vertically integrated commerce – into the Silicon Valley spotlight this week, announcing Wednesday it raised $122.5 million to purchase the 93-year-old German razor factory Feintechnik. The company says it will now be able to create products at the speed of digital demand.Vertical integration is hardly a new concept (it was first employed by Andrew Carnegie in the late 1880’s with Carnegie Steel). But the idea of controlling all stages of production, from R&D to manufacturing to sales, is seeing a renewed interest among retailers who today are able to bypass traditional distribution channels and go straight to consumers—thanks to the Internet.“We control everything now from manufacturing to selling directly. It’s important, because it basically creates this feedback loop where customers can drive innovation and send us straight back to product development,” says Katz-Mayfield.Related: 5 Ways to Grow Your Business in 2014In an increasingly fast-paced global market, Harry’s isn’t the only retail startup looking to cut back on the time it takes to develop new products and bring them to market. Startups like American Giant and Everlane are also cutting out the middlemen and putting a premium on manufacturing, and investors are getting on board: American Giant just raised a $3.6 million round, bringing total funding to north of $8 million, and Everlane has raised a reported $1.1 million.“To me, this is a snapback to, ‘Hey, if I’m going to do product innovation, it makes sense to be closer to my factories to harness their capabilities,” says Willy Shih, author of “Producing Prosperity: Why America Needs a Manufacturing Renaissance,” and a professor at Harvard Business School.What’s Driving the Move Toward the New Vertical IntegrationShih says the reemerging trend stems from two major factors: labor and energy costs.While Shih says companies have always seen the advantages of having product development and manufacturing under one roof, cheap labor in Asia in the ‘90s drove businesses to separate the two.“Labor costs in China were so much lower – 50 cents an hour including salary and benefits, relative to average costs in the U.S. that were twenty times to fifty times higher,” says Shih, driving companies whose products had a labor-intensive component to move manufacturing to Asia.Even though separating these phases created a lag time, Shih says the cost savings made it worthwhile.Related: P90X-Inspired Fitmob Aims to Disrupt Gym Industry“What happened to the notion of keeping product design close to innovation? Well, we filled the sky with planes,” says Shih, joking that his earlier engineering career earned him 5 million frequent-flier miles, as his companies shuttled him to Asia up to 18 times annually.But rising labor costs in Asia and a higher cost of fuel – not to mention the natural gas boom in the U.S. – are turning that model on its head. As a result, Shih says startups today are more willing to move to places with a history of expertise (as in the case of Harry’s and Germany, which has a storied background in precision machining), while others will simply move operations closer to home in the U.S.“As oil got more expensive and labor got more expensive, the arbitrage equation doesn’t work so well anymore,” says Shih. Moving away from startups, Shih points to automakers like Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler, which are investing heavily in factories in southern states like Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama, where labor is now relatively competitive and energy prices are low.  A New Emphasis on TransparencyReturning to the retail-startup space, entrepreneurs and investors alike say consumers are placing more of an emphasis on getting to know the companies they buy from, giving another edge to vertical integration.A recent paper published by Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers partner Randy Komisar points to a new type of “artisanal” manufacturer, based on principles that “promote economic prosperity, enliven local communities, and offer customers a rewarding experience based on quality and value.”“The Internet and compatible technologies are enabling an unprecedented level of transparency and consumers are increasingly informed about what their alternatives are when making purchasing decisions,” writes Komisar.In this vein, Harry’s e-commerce site heavily promotes the relationship with the Feintechnik factory it just purchased, playing up Feintechnik’s history as well as the expertise of the four hundred engineers, designers and craftsmen who work there. Likewise, Everlane encourages its shoppers to get to know its factories: Its site features a map of the factories the company uses with in-depth histories of each facility.“With the advent of the Internet, consumers have real transparency into brands where they’re making things and how they’re making things. I think that’s really important,” says American Giant CEO Bayard Winthrop. The company produces its apparel in the Carolinas and California.Related: 5 Tips for Launching a Side BusinessAnd though American Giant doesn’t currently own its factories, Winthrop says it is actively moving in that direction, already playing an important role in the staffing and training of the workers making its clothing.While Harry’s will continue to manufacture in Germany, and only a handful of Everlane’s factories are in the U.S., Winthrop and Komisar believe the new landscape could help further fuel a rebirth of American manufacturing jobs.“I can say that in the apparel sector, you can expect to see a lot of change coming, which is going to liberate U.S. manufacturing, at least in the cut-and-sew apparel sectors,” says Winthrop, adding that overseas working conditions, like those that led to the Bangladesh factory fire, are also increasingly top-of-mind for American buyers.Can V-Commerce Become a Lasting Trend?Despite some of the advantages of vertical integration, Shih is quick to point out the potential downsides of this startup model. For one, he says, lower energy costs may disappear. At the same time, it may do nothing for the U.S. on a global scale.“It will take effort to move [factories], but the question is, did we actually fix any of our competitiveness problems, other than labor rates shifting and energy costs dropping?” asks Shih.And it may hurt product innovation, he says.“Historically, the argument for specialization, rather than owning the whole thing yourself, is that all your products need to be competitive,” says Shih. “I have a tech shift that obsoletes some of the aspects of my chain, I now need to get rid of it.”However, Shih says this risk may not be as pressing an issue for startups like American Giant or Harry’s.“The razor market is at a much slower pace than the market for computers or tablets,” says Shih.Related: Corner Office Secrets for Staying Innovative Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 7 min read This story originally appeared on FOX BUSINESSlast_img read more

Nicaraguan lawmakers approve construction of proposed canal

first_imgMANAGUA – Nicaraguan lawmakers approved a bill Tuesday aimed at creating a $30 billion alternative to the Panama Canal, a project President Daniel Ortega says “will lift the country out of poverty.”The new law, approved by 85 of 91 legislators, establishes a legal system for the proposed 125-mile canal to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.The legislation also creates a Grand Canal Authority that will have the power to direct the project’s state and private funding as well as to supervise work on the canal.Feasibility studies are expected to cost $350 million, while actual construction costs could hit $30 billion. The government is proposing to raise funds through a joint public-private partnership, with the state maintaining a 51 percent stake.Plans to build a canal across Nicaragua date back centuries but were overtaken by the construction of the 51-mile Panama Canal. In recent years, subsequent administrations have revived the concept as a way to promote development in the second-poorest country in the Americas, after Haiti.The project’s leader, former Sandinista-turned-Contra commander-turned-Sandinista, Edén Pastora, said Nicaragua’s canal, to be built along one of six proposed routes, would be larger and deeper than the Panama Canal. He also said project leaders have had talks with six countries – including Japan, China, Russia and Brazil – that are interested in investing in the project. Facebook Comments No related posts.last_img read more

After 12year hiatus Chambers returns to Olympics

first_img“It worked out. I just have to keep my mind on the present occasion and just go out there and perform well.”Chambers’ time was a season best, not a huge surprise given the speed of the Olympic track surface. But he knows he will have to be even faster in the semifinals.“I know I’ve got the potential to run fast,” he said. “I’ve just put it together at the right time. I wasn’t even expecting to run that fast. I don’t want to run sub-10 (seconds) now and not doing it in the final. I’ll be kicking myself.”He’d be even more aggravated with himself if he didn’t cherish every moment of his first Olympics in a dozen years. The 34-year-old sprinter is much different now than he was in Athens.“More than anything, I’ve learned now in my age not to take things for granted,” Chambers said. “I’ve got kids. I just want to make sure I take the right steps and do the right things to set the right example.”(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) AP Sports WriterLONDON (AP) – Britain’s Dwain Chambers waited 12 years to get back to the Olympics. It could end up being a triumphant return.Chambers, whose lifetime ban as a doping offender was overturned in May, won his 100-meter heat in 10.02 seconds Saturday. He advanced to Sunday’s semifinals, along with favorites Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin.“More than anything, it’s just a great feeling to know that when you’ve had upsets in your life, if you still remain focused and believe in yourself anything can happen,” Chambers said. 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean Comments   Share   The London-born Chambers finished fourth in the 100 at the 2000 Sydney Games. But he was banned from competing for two years after testing positive for designer steroid tetrahydrogestrinone in 2003. The British Olympic Association banned him for life.The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled the BOA’s lifetime ban was not in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency code, declaring Chambers had served his ban and clearing the way for his return.He was named to the British team last month.He had been counting the days until his first race, a wait that gave him time to reflect on what it truly meant to be back.“It was difficult because my last Olympic experience was 12 years ago,” he said. “I still remember it clearly to this day. The main point that I have become eligible to compete, and I just want to make sure I’ve done my team, my friends, my family, the supporters proud. Being here, being eligible to get here is one thing, but performing is what’s important.”Chambers received a warm welcome from the home crowd, which has packed into the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium for two days of track and field.“The welcome was, ‘Wow, what was that?’” Chambers said. “The welcome is what gave it an extra bit more than anything else. The fear of getting through the heats comfortably was nerve-racking for everybody, mostly for myself. … I was just more worried about my performance, just coming this far and not doing it. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Sponsored Stories Top Stories How do cataracts affect your vision? Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debateslast_img read more

Lawsuit accuses Weinstein of assaulting female pro

first_imgLawsuit accuses Weinstein of assaulting female producer NEW YORK, N.Y. – Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted a female employee, threatening her job and future in the industry if she reported anything, and continued the abuse for years, her attorney said in court papers.Alexandra Canosa, a producer on Netflix’s “Marco Polo,” filed a lawsuit in December against Weinstein and his brother Bob as well as their company and board members. She detailed the allegations in a complaint filed Monday.Canosa said she worked for the company for years and that Weinstein began sexually assaulting her in 2010 at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. The alleged abuse continued until September 2017 and took place in New York, Los Angeles and overseas in Malaysia and Budapest. She says he threatened that she would lose her job and he’d blackball her if she denied his advances. The mistreatment occurred until just weeks before the first news reports about his conduct with other women in the film industry.“On many occasions, Harvey Weinstein insisted on meeting with plaintiff in isolated environments for business purposes, made sure that no other persons or bystanders were around when having business meetings with plaintiff, demanded sexual contact, and threatened plaintiff if she would not give him what he wanted, and forcing himself on plaintiff despite repeated requests to stop,” the complaint said.Weinstein attorney Phyllis Kupferstein said in a statement that Canosa was a “friend” who worked for the company for 10 years.Canosa “travelled the world for the company and held several influential roles; overseeing many projects throughout the years. From someone who has been thought of as a good friend, these claims are not only mystifying to Mr. Weinstein, but deeply upsetting, and they are not supported by the facts,” Kupferstein said.Scores of women have come forward since last fall to accuse the movie mogul of sexual misconduct. He is under criminal investigation in New York, London, Beverly Hills and Los Angeles.He was fired from the production company he started with his brother. The business recently filed for bankruptcy.Weinstein has previously denied all non-consensual sex allegations. He has not been charged criminally. by Colleen Long, The Associated Press Posted May 1, 2018 1:06 pm PDT Last Updated May 1, 2018 at 2:20 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

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