Plasma TVs are officially dead as LG is the last major company to end production

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TV sales overall have fallen consecutively since 2011.TV makers are looking towards OLED, UHD and 4K to create even thinner and better screens that excite consumers again, but they may not be quite the saviour- and plasma replacement- they are looking for. Panasonic also escaped the fledgling OLED market in May this year, despite previous protestations that it was fully committed to the technology.Both Samsung and LG are still on board with OLED, but have revised their projections for when sets will become affordably mainstream to 2017. Sony hived off its TV business into a separate entity earlier this year, though it says it’s still committed to production of 4K TVs.IHS has reported a good start to the year, with global TV shipments up in the first quarter, but others warn that it’s in no way a trend for resurrection in TV sales.Rethink research points to the drop in plasma sales inflating LCD, as well as an over-supply of sets from the expected World Cup demand. It notes:“People with long memories will know that in 2010, just after the World Cup, there was a dramatic over-supply in the retail channel for flat TVs, which led to a disastrous third quarter, as retailers cleared the channel. Expect that again this year.”TV makers are discovering TV technology is no longer the biggest thing in consumer electronics. The next big thing is in the palm of your hand rather than in front of your sofa these days – and anyone still in the business of making TVs is feeling that. last_img read more

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Quarto Group losses widen to spark sell off

first_img whatsapp Share Tags: NULL Express KCS Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap BOOK publisher Quarto Group announced a near $2m (£1.3m) loss in its half­ year results yesterday, sending shares crashing nearly 12 per cent. The loss is a significant widening on figures from 2014, when first ­half losses were declared at $600,000.The increased losses have been pinned on rising costs, as group revenue has increased slightly to $66.2m, compared with $65.6m over the same period in 2014.Positive news in­cluded a six per cent rise in core publishing revenues, following a number of acquisitions the company undertook during the second half of 2014 and the opening months of this year. Continued pro­gress in children’s publishing and foreign book sales have also been credited as factors for the group’s revenue increase.Chief executive Marcus Leaver said that the results were an indication that the group was making good progress in line with its overall forecast for the year.“I am pleased that we have continued to make good progress in the first half of 2015”, Leaver said.“This is a solid set of results that sees Quarto continuing to develop its business plan. While our half­-year results highlight our increased second-half weighting, we have good visibility in all our businesses. This gives us confidence that, for the third year running, we will have a strong second half, deliver growth for the full­year and further reduce our net debt.”Quarto shares closed down 11.7 per cent last night. whatsapp Quarto Group losses widen to spark sell off Show Comments ▼ Friday 14 August 2015 5:25 am last_img read more

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‘Mr. Trump, are you out of your mind?’ Health policy questions I’d ask at the debate

first_imgFirst Opinion‘Mr. Trump, are you out of your mind?’ Health policy questions I’d ask at the debate Fighting pandemics. How would you equip the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization to take on and beat global pandemics like Zika?advertisement Leave this field empty if you’re human: Simple evenhandedness was not nearly enough, however. He had come too far to revert to his hair-splitting or arm-twisting incarnations, and he’d never learned to mask his emotions. That meant making his audiences squirm. He told college kids everywhere he went that they could change the world, so why the hell weren’t they? He warned 800 medical students at Indiana University that they’d have to foot the bill for caring for the poor. As boos rang out, a doctor in training asked whether the senator would end medical students’ cherished draft deferments. “The way things are going here today, probably yes,” he said, smiling but serious.It happened again at a luncheon of Civitans, a men’s service club. As his audience chewed on Salisbury steaks, he took the requisite questions on gun control and daylight saving time. Then he turned to his biggest issue — “American children, starving in America” — and asked, “Do you know, there are more rats than people in New York City?” Hearing guffaws, this senator who was kept up nights by images of the hungry children he’d met in the Mississippi Delta grew grim: “Don’t … laugh.”Thomas Congdon Jr., an editor at the Saturday Evening Post who had started as a Kennedy cynic, attended the lunch and was struck by what he witnessed: “He was telling them precisely the opposite of what they wanted to hear.” It was demagoguery in reverse, and helped him win primaries in Indiana, Nebraska, and, on the day of his assassination, in the all-important state of California.Are you listening, Hillary and Donald?Larry Tye is a former health reporter at the Boston Globe and the author most recently of “Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon.”This story was originally published Sept. 26, 2016. I have moderated candidate debates before, and always dreamed about doing it on the presidential stage, where I could put the health and science issues I am passionate about front and center. If I were doing that tonight, here are some of the other questions I would ask even if I wouldn’t expect answers that were candid or clarifying: Mr. Trump, are you out of your mind?That would be my first question at the presidential debate, and it’s one I have been aching to ask the Republican nominee ever since I heard him say he’d “repeal [Obamacare], replace it, get something great!” While his vow is more of a rant than a plan, the limited specifics he has offered suggest it would strip 20 million Americans of their health-sustaining insurance. Hence my skepticism and that of the nonpartisan RAND Corporation and Commonwealth Fund.Next up, Hillary Clinton and her proposal for reforming Obama’s health reforms with a Christmas tree of giveaways, from tax credits to a government-run public option. That might reclaim another 9 million from the ranks of the uninsured, Madame Secretary, but how would you pay a bill that the RAND-Commonwealth Fund report says will top $100 billion a year? And if you’re as serious as you say about insuring all Americans, why not sign onto Bernie Sanders’s Medicare-for-all plan that would stick private health insurers rather than the taxpayer with the higher costs?advertisement About the Author Reprints 5 takeaways from this week’s Clinton-Trump medical circus Newsletters Sign up for D.C. Diagnosis An insider’s guide to the politics and policies of health care. Please enter a valid email address. Related: Larry Tye A conspiracy-free, facts-only guide to the health of Clinton and Trump Tags debateDonald TrumpHillary Clinton @larrytye That, as you should know, is more than a matter of offering up the funding Congress has refused to provide; it means jumping in early enough to keep the viruses off our shores. The only way to do that, says CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden, is to forge precisely the kind of international coalitions that your America-first approach disdains, Mr. Trump. And before you pat yourself on the back, Mrs. Clinton, the Obama administration in which you were a critical link managed that kind of intervention with Ebola only after 10,000 people died in West Africa.NIH funding. You both talk about waging trade wars and taking on the Chinese tiger, but what specific funding levels and other resources would you pledge to the National Institutes of Health to stanch America’s decline in basic scientific research? Where would you find those funds, and how would you re-forge what used to be bipartisan support in Congress?Mental health coverage. We’ve been promised parity in mental health care and coverage for decades, but aren’t close to getting it. What will you do to make sure mental illnesses get the same attention, and reimbursement from insurers, that we take for granted for physical conditions?One in five Americans suffers each year from depression, schizophrenia, or other debilitating and stigmatizing mental illness. You can help end the stigma tonight by telling us any mental illness you have suffered from in your lifetime.Pharmaceutical company donations. You two share one thing when it comes to soaring drugs costs and price-gouging executives: You rail against both, but continue to take donations from the pharmaceutical industry (especially you, Mrs. Clinton).Will you pledge tonight to give back those contributions? Will you put a concrete limit on annual price increases? What about executive salaries?Global warming. Mr. Trump, you’ve called global warming “a hoax,” said you’re “not a big believer in manmade climate change,” and insisted we can wait to “see what happens.” Sorry to sound like a broken record, but are you out of your mind? Are you denying the clear-cut signs that global warming is happening? Who, other than men and women could be to blame? And for just how long do you suggest we do nothing about the floods, droughts, and other impacts here and everywhere?Mrs. Clinton, this time you can crow. But as you know better than anyone, the early evidence on climate change came during your husband’s administration, when you two had your heads buried almost as deeply in the sand as Mr. Trump does now. So excuse my skepticism when I ask precisely how far you are willing to go in reorienting the American and global economies to move away from carbon-dispensing fossil fuels. Health. There’s one more issue where you both have turned transparency on its head: your own health, or lack of it. You are the oldest candidates in the history of our republic, and we have a right to know how healthy (or unhealthy) you are. So here’s what I want to know: Will you commit to releasing not just summaries, but the full record of your last four health check-ups? If not, why not? And will you make available your primary care and specialty physicians to answer all of our follow-up questions?You’ll likely resist such scrutiny of your medical records, seeing it as an unwarranted invasion of your privacy. But having just published a biography of Robert Francis Kennedy, I know how easy it is for presidential candidates to obfuscate when questions are raised about their health. Bobby showed us in 1960, when he was stage-managing his brother Jack’s successful bid for the Democratic nomination.Senator Lyndon Johnson, JFK’s most serious competitor, had learned through sources that Jack had Addison’s disease, a serious condition in which the adrenal glands don’t produce enough hormones. “Doctors,” a senior LBJ aide announced at a press conference a day before LBJ confirmed he was running, “have told me he would not be alive if it were not for cortisone.”If LBJ thought the Kennedys naïve and unready, Bobby’s same-day response to the medical charges made him think again. His brother, he insisted, “does not now nor has he ever had an ailment described classically as Addison’s disease.” Bobby proceeded to release a statement from JFK’s doctors proclaiming his health “excellent” and a page from his political biography attesting to the family’s openness in acknowledging his “adrenal insufficiency.”The hair-splitting denials typified the Kennedy way of doing what it took to win, and are reminiscent of Trump and Clinton’s half-answers on their health. Jack did in fact have Addison’s. His adrenal glands were not just producing insufficient hormones, they were withering away. He had been getting cortisone injections for a decade, with Papa Joe going so far as to stash emergency supplies of the drug in safety deposit boxes wherever his son traveled. No one learned any of that at the time, however. The counterattack worked. LBJ was compelled to disavow his aide’s allegations and eat crow.It was a decidedly different Bobby Kennedy who launched his own crusade for the White House eight years later. He took on then-President Lyndon Johnson in the Democratic primaries and set a standard for truth-telling that could be a model for today’s candidates at Monday’s debate and the rest of the campaign. The Bobby of ’68 still was a politician, not a prelate, but he was far from the prototypical panderer. He made sure that every speech on crime included a call for justice, and that what he said to chambers of commerce differed in the sequence but not the elements from what he said in the slums. Related: STAT, Getty Images [email protected] By Larry Tye Sept. 26, 2016 Reprints Privacy Policylast_img read more

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Fidelity Investments launches fixed income ETFs

first_imgThe Fidelity Canadian Short-Term Corporate Bond ETF, also actively managed, invests in Canadian corporate fixed income securities with an average term of maturity of five years or less.The Fidelity Systematic U.S. High Yield Bond ETF invests primarily in U.S. high-yield securities using a quantitative multi-factor model that looks for mispriced bonds based on value and quality. The Fidelity Systematic U.S. High Yield Bond Currency Neutral ETF does the same while aiming to minimize exposure to fluctuations in currency.The Fidelity Systematic Canadian Bond Index ETF seeks to replicate the performance of a proprietary index by investing in investment-grade government and corporate bonds publicly issued in the Canadian market.The new ETFs are also available in mutual fund versions with management fees ranging from 0.25% to 0.53% for Series F units and 0.75% to 1.03% for Series B units.Evolve closing two ETFsOn Tuesday, Evolve Funds Group Inc. announced the closure of two of its ETFs.The Evolve Active US Core Equity Fund and Evolve Active Short Duration Bond Fund will be terminated on or about Nov. 29, the firm said in a release.No further subscriptions for units of the funds will be accepted after Oct. 25.All outstanding units held by investors as of the termination date are subject to a mandatory redemption. Following the termination date, Evolve will convert the assets of both funds to cash and distribute the proceeds pro rata to unitholders. Toronto-based Fidelity Investments Canada ULC has launched a suite of five fixed income ETFs that began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on Wednesday.The Fidelity Global Core Plus Bond ETF is actively managed and invests in investment-grade and high-yield securities from around the world. Keywords ETFs,  Bond funds,  High yield bonds,  Fund caps and terminationsCompanies Fidelity Investments Canada ULC, Evolve Funds Group Inc. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Close of businesswoman making announcement in paper trumpet 123RF Related news SLGI Asset Management terminating two mutual funds Ninepoint launches three ETFs on NEO Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IE Staff BMO InvestorLine launches commission-free trading for ETFslast_img read more

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Bitcoin surge doesn’t affect damages, B.C. court says

first_imgThe question for the court was not whether the seller was entitled to be paid, but whether he was due the $535,000 sale price agreed to at the time, or $3.1 million, reflecting the increase in the price of Bitcoin since then.“The plaintiff submits that it would work an injustice to deny him the benefit of the precipitous rise in [Bitcoin] value since June 2019, and asks the court to assess the damages for breach at present market value,” the court said.Ultimately, the court concluded that the seller was owed the value of the crypto at the time of the failed sale.“In the circumstances, using the date of breach to assess the damages puts the defendant in the position he would have been had the contract been fulfilled,” the court said. “The fact that [Bitcoin] is worth more now than it was at the time of the contract does not result in an injustice.” U.S. businesses may have to report crypto assets to IRS A spurned Bitcoin seller is owed money from a deal made in 2019, but he won’t benefit from the cryptocurrency’s meteoric rise in price since then, the Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled.According to the court’s decision, the plaintiff in the case struck a deal to sell 50 Bitcoin to the defendant in 2019 for roughly $535,000. That transaction was never consummated — although the Bitcoin was delivered, the payment never came through. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter BoC digital currency would be greener than Bitcoin, deputy says A gavel rests on its sounding block with a several law books and a justice scale out of fucus in the background. A cool blue cast dominates the scene. (A gavel rests on its sounding block with a several law books and a justice scale out of fucus in t iStock James Langton Court approves data breach settlements with BMO, CIBC Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Cryptoassets,  Lawsuits Related newslast_img read more

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PM Leads Delegation to China for High level Meetings

first_imgRelatedPM Leads Delegation to China for High level Meetings RelatedPM Leads Delegation to China for High level Meetings FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister Bruce Golding will lead a delegation to Beijing, China from Saturday, January 30 – Saturday, February 6, for a series of high level meetings that will cover energy, bauxite and major investments.The visit has been made possible through an invitation from the Chinese government following a visit here last February by the Vice President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping.The Jamaican delegation will include Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Dr. Kenneth Baugh; Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Karl Samuda, Transport and Works Minister, Mike Henry, along with top officials and senior executives from other government agencies.While in China, Prime Minister Golding will pay a courtesy call on Chinese President, Hu Jintao. Meetings have also been scheduled with the Vice President Xi Jinping; Premier Wen Jiabao; Chairman of the China National Development Bank and the President of the Ex Im Bank of China.PM Golding and his team will attend a Chinese-Jamaican Economic and Investment forum and will hold talks with the President of the Chinese harbour, Sun Ziyu. During the Prime Minister’s absence, Minister of Labour and Social Security, Pearnel Charles, will be in charge of the government. The Prime Minister and his delegation will return to the island on February 6. RelatedPM Leads Delegation to China for High level Meetingscenter_img PM Leads Delegation to China for High level Meetings Foreign AffairsJanuary 28, 2010 Advertisementslast_img read more

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CU-Boulder announces key hires in the Division of Administration

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail University of Colorado Boulder Vice Chancellor for Administration Louise Vale today announced the appointment of Carla Ho-a as assistant vice chancellor for administration auxiliaries and Melissa Zak as police chief for the University of Colorado Police Department.Ho-a, who joined the Boulder campus last March as the director for administrative projects, will oversee Parking and Transportation Services, the CU Bookstore and Imaging Services effective Jan. 1, 2014. Previously, Parking and Transportation Services reported to the executive director of public safety, who also oversaw Police Services and Emergency Management.“Chancellor DiStefano has asked the campus to examine the fundamental ways we conduct business,” said Vale. “I see this as an opportunity to bring Division of Administration units providing customer service and revenue generation under one leader and organize around efficiency and functionality. In addition, this allows the police chief to focus on the safety and security of the campus.”Prior to coming to the Boulder campus, Ho-a served as the associate dean for finance and administration at the University of Colorado College of Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus, where she oversaw the strategic planning and day-to-day operations of the college including human resources, payroll, budget, finance, facilities, marketing, communications, alumni relations and information technology. Ho-a’s experience also includes budget and planning for the Denver campus, the Colorado Community College System and the Facilities Operations Department at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Ho-a holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Colorado Denver.“Bringing these areas together strengthens our ability to serve the CU-Boulder community,” Ho-a said.  “I am excited to have the opportunity to build on best practices within these enterprises and develop a shared vision for the future.”Zak, who came to CU-Boulder last July as the deputy police chief, is a 21-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department. She will oversee both police and emergency management services. The full-service police agency with 46 commissioned officers provides the university community with round-the-clock police patrol and dispatch communications, criminal case investigations, crime prevention programs, emergency and disaster preparedness planning, hostile threat assessment and response, and event security oversight.“During my six-month tenure as deputy chief, the campus experienced several significant events, including September’s floods, that demonstrated its ability and depth to come together as a community to respond to these incidents. As police chief, I look forward to building upon the established partnerships and finding ways to improve our communication and responsiveness to CU affiliates,” Zak said. “Ultimately it takes each and every one of us to keep our community safe and ensure our students have an environment that is free from distractions to their academic success.”As a captain in the Southwest Area of the LAPD, Zak oversaw gang operations, detective operations, community relations, critical incident and special events, and administrative investigations for a territory that included the University of Southern California and more than 400 LAPD employees. Zak has experience managing safety at large incidents and events including USC football games, the Academy Awards and LA Marathon. In her LAPD position, she worked very closely with USC’s Police Department on reducing theft and investigating major crimes. She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Senior Management Institute for Police.Zak holds a master’s of arts degree in conflict negotiation from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and a bachelor’s of arts degree in criminal justice from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Published: Dec. 17, 2013 last_img read more

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Earn rewards, make the world a better place

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Sept. 5, 2018 Did you know you can earn prizes such as ski passes, gift cards and concert tickets when you recycle or refill your water bottle? With the Positive Impacts Points (PIPs) program, you can be rewarded for your everyday sustainable actions!The history of PIPsAfter a successful pilot program during the 2017–18 school year, the CU PIPs Rewards program has been funded for three years to expand campuswide. “We brought this app to CU Boulder as a way to make it easier for students to connect their interest in sustainability with opportunities to take sustainable actions,” says Dave Newport, director of the CU Environmental Center.Students who actively used the PIPs rewards app during this time took an average of 7,000 actions collectively each month, which saved an estimated 16,000 pounds of avoided carbon emissions. Last year, PIPS were redeemed for over $10,000 in cash value in discounts, gift cards, free fitness classes, climbing gym passes and other prizes.Collective impact data is one reason the PIPs program has been expanded. “The app not only incentivizes sustainable actions, but also makes the cumulative impact of the entire student body’s individual actions that conserve resources and promote wellness,” says Environmental Center Associate Director Marianne Martin.Download the PIPs Rewards app for Apple or Android, and start earning PIPs today.How PIPs workPIPs are a ‘currency of change’ earned for logging actions that support sustainability, health and wellness. Behaviors are tracked, and PIPs are earned through CU’s own PIPs Rewards mobile app. Using the app, here are just some of the ways you can earn PIPs at CU:Refill your reusable water bottle at campus locationsVolunteer on campus and with local nonprofitsRide your bike to classRide the HOP busRecycle or donate your belongingsTake a fitness class at the Rec CenterParticipate in contests, challenges and gamesThe app uses a number of data gathering methods, such as beacons and QR codes, to ensure you receive the PIPs you earn.Get rewardedWhen you’ve earned enough PIPs, redeem them for prizes and discounts right from the PIPs Rewards app! Prizes include:Ski passesYoga passesGift cards to Whole FoodsCredit at the CU Book StoreConcert tickets to the Fox and Boulder theatersRec Center Be Fit passIn addition to earning rewards with PIPs, your actions help quantify how sustainable Buffs really are! Learn more about sustainability at CU Boulder.Categories:Getting InvolvedSustainabilityCampus Communitylast_img read more

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ODPEM tests tsunami warning system

first_imgODPEM tests tsunami warning system EnvironmentApril 21, 2011 RelatedODPEM tests tsunami warning system RelatedODPEM tests tsunami warning system FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail KINGSTON — Disasters are unpredictable and can occur at any time. As such, it is imperative that preparedness mechanisms be implemented to cushion the impact and damage. Across the globe, discussions are still ongoing about the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that occurred in Japan, causing widespread deaths, injury and property damage. The disaster resulted in many countries re-examining their preparedness mechanisms, especially since a tsunami is likely to take place anywhere, after a massive earthquake. A tsunami is a series of waves caused by the displacement of a large body of water, usually an ocean; though it can occur in large lakes. Due to the immense volumes of water and the high energy involved, tsunamis can devastate coastal regions. While we cannot be completely prepared for natural disasters, it does make sense to be as prepared as possible. To this end, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), recently carried out a Tsunami Simulation Exercise for the Caribbean, to raise awareness about the phenomenon and examine the early warning signs in place for the region. Speaking in an interview with JIS News, Director General of ODPEM, Ronald Jackson, says the initiative was aimed at assessing and improving these mechanisms. “It was really to look at our own protocol for dealing with a tsunami threat, and to really see how our current resources would be deployed, how our existing early warnings mechanisms could be used, to disseminate the warning information out to the last mile,” he says. This was really a region initiative, not just aimed at addressing the targets that ODPEM has, but a region wide objective. The exercise also seeks to ensure that Caribbean disaster management agencies are ready to respond, in the event of a hazard threat, such as a tsunami. “What we did really, was to go through the scenarios that generated within our national emergency operational centre…and then look at what would have been the response by the respective agencies, or the agency with the responsibility,” he informs. With regards to Jamaica, the Director General notes that the Agency has been working to ensure that the early warning mechanisms are up to standard, and will alert the public to a tsunami threat through SMS texting. “The next available mechanism is the electronic media; that’s quite useful and can be immediate for emergency public address or public broadcast. The other option that is available now is to use the coastguard, the JDF (Jamaica Defence Force) air wing, the marine police and the nearby police patrol cars to go in coastal communities and do the loud hail up,” he says.  Mr. Jackson informs that it is important to know the early warning signs of a tsunami and, most importantly, how to respond in the event a tsunami hits, especially if you live near coastal areas. “If you feel a violent earthquake and you’re on the coastline, it means that you need to head to a higher ground,” he states. “Don’t wait to hear a message coming across, move, because the timeframe between the event happening and the dissemination may still be very short, as we saw in the case of Japan and other places which are much more advanced with warning information,” he points out. He notes that when a tsunami occurs, seawater tends to recede from the shoreline, exposing aquatic life living close to the shore. “What that is also saying to you is that, you need to run to higher ground, because what is going to happen is that a wave is going to come back in, (and) that is going to be very devastating,” he says, adding that while some warning mechanisms are in place the agency is planning to develop others to make the warning system even more effective. Through the tsunami simulation exercise for the Caribbean, ODPEM was able to assess the country’s mechanism and its readiness to respond to an event. By CHRIS PATTERSON, JIS Reporter RelatedODPEM tests tsunami warning system Advertisementslast_img read more

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Mobile Mix: Open Labs, Connected PCs and ‘Closed’ 5G

first_imgPlaying onSubtitlesLanguageSettingsQualityAutomatic Automatic HDSpeedNormalQualityAutomaticSpeed0.250.5Normal1.251.52Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%PlayPlayMuteMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00LiveRemaining Time -0:00 Watch in VRWatch in VRdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionsSubtitlesSubtitlesUnavailable Play Video Related contentRelated contentShare VideoShare Video AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 24 AUG 2018 HomeFeatured Content Mobile Mix: Open Labs, Connected PCs and ‘Closed’ 5G UnavailableUnavailable UnavailableLanguageLanguageSettingsHDSettingsFullscreenFullscreenThis is a modal window.Caption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDone Powered by THEOplayer 2021.1.3Close Related ContentClose ShareIn this week’s edition we take a tour around open source evangelist Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs, which opened its doors in London last year. Elsewhere, Saleha reports the news – including a big blow to Huawei’s 5G aspirations – and Steve catches up with Qualcomm to get an update on its ‘always-connected’ PC project. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Previous ArticleEC ready to clear CK Hutchison move for Wind TreNext ArticleLes incendies de Californie donnent des chaleurs à Verizonlast_img read more

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