Teenagers charged with manipulating financial markets using social media

first_img August Graham Thursday 4 October 2018 1:56 pm Tags: Trading Archive by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeCleverstTattoo Fails : No One Makes It Past No. 6 Without LaughingCleverstRest Wow68 Hollywood Stars Who Look Unrecognizable NowRest Wowmoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldCrowdy FanCouple Who Waits 9 Years To Open Their Wedding Present Gets A Rude AwakeningCrowdy Fan Teenagers charged with manipulating financial markets using social media Two young men have been charged with distorting the markets on social media while they were teenagers at a Swedish high school. whatsapp Share whatsapp The pair are alleged to have bought shares in companies listed on alternative exchange Aktietorget before posting positive messages on investor chatrooms to manipulate the prices.They would then quickly sell when the share price rose, according to the prosecution.They are said to have made 1m Swedish krona (£85,000) during six months in 2015 and 2016.The two teenagers allegedly contacted prosecutor Jan Leopoldson for advice while they were pupils at a Gothenburg school.They emailed him asking how to manipulate the stock market legally and whether bloggers are responsible for what they write, Leopoldson, who is now prosecuting the case, told City A.M. “Yet again we see a concrete example of social media being used to affect rates,” he said.In 2016 two medical students were found guilty of writing analyses on internet forums to increase share prices in primarily pharmaceutical companies. The pair made 2.5m krona from the crimes. They were given suspended sentences and a fine. More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

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AFN Convention keynote speakers announced

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Alaska Native Government & Policy | Arts & Culture | Government | SoutheastAFN Convention keynote speakers announcedJuly 31, 2015 by Dave Bendinger, KDLG Share:The Alaska Federation of Natives on Wednesday announced the keynote speakers for the 2015 annual convention.This year renowned Haida weaver Delores Churchill and her grandson Haida master carver Donald Varnell will then deliver the keynote address Oct. 15, the first day of the convention.Both Churchill and Varnell hail from Ketchikan. Their works appear in collections around the world.“AFN is pleased that Delores and Donald have accepted our invitation. Having two keynoters is a way for AFN to showcase the actual sharing of our cultural traditions between generations and they are an inspiration to the entire Native community,” AFN President Julie Kitka said in a statement.  “This year’s theme was chosen as a way to recognize and celebrate the many heroes living among us, the people working humbly to strengthen our communities.”The AFN annual convention is one of the largest Native gatherings in the United States. The convention and the Alaska Native Customary Art Show are both open to the public.The convention will be held October 15-17 at the Dena’ina Convention Center in Anchorage.Share this story:last_img read more

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Effect of Dunleavy’s proposed freeze on new state rules is unclear

first_imgEconomy | Energy & Mining | Politics | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentEffect of Dunleavy’s proposed freeze on new state rules is unclearNovember 15, 2018 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy announces his transition policy council at the Security Aviation hangar in Anchorage last week. Dunleavy plans a freeze on new regulations. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO and Alaska Public Media)Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy wants to freeze any new regulations the Walker administration may have imposed in Alaska, going back to Election Day.Dunleavy said a pause on regulations will give his team an opportunity to assess “whether they’re needed or whether they’ll hurt the economy.”Dunleavy’s pick to become commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, Corri Feige, said close examination of regulations that affect developing natural resources is important.“We need a few days or a few weeks to get our heads around where we’re at now,” Feige said. “I very much appreciate the freeze with regulations, so we have the opportunity to take that pause, like I said, understand where we’re at. And then clearly, in the face of maximizing resource development, and getting the state’s economy back in motion, what needs to be done with those regulations and with the programs that are in place, to ensure that we are executing on that goal.”Five proposed new rules relate to regulating the sale of marijuana.Erika McConnell, the director of the state’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office, said some of the rules are being sought by businesses. They want to know exactly what the law means.“Some of the regulations that are proposed actually were proposed because the existing regulation was really too restrictive on the licensee community,” she said.And she said a lot of work went into these regulations — work on some proposed rules started last year.Dunleavy’s request for a freeze may not have any real effect on what the Walker administration has planned. Walker spokesman Austin Baird said in an email that there are no new regulations that would restrict resource development.Baird wrote Walker will “continue to champion responsible development of Alaska’s vast natural resources, from oil and gas to minerals to timber.”Baird said in its final weeks in office, Walker’s administration will continue working to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, to establish a management plan for the Tongass National Forest, and to continue work on development within the National Petroleum Reserve.Lieutenant governors oversee the publication and adoption of regulations in Alaska. Fran Ulmer, who served as lieutenant governor from 1994 to 2002, said she’s not aware of any authority to freeze regulations. In an email, Ulmer noted that many regulations have nothing to do with economic growth.But John Lindback, who served as Ulmer’s chief of staff, said freezes at the start of administrations are not unprecedented. He’s also worked with state governments in Oregon and other states. He said he’s seen governors seek a pause to new rules before.“I sort of saw it all when I was in Alaska,” he said. “We had travel freezes and, you know, new hiring freezes and regulation freezes and you know it doesn’t take long before all those freezes start to melt as the new administration gets in there and gets more comfortable. You know, they’re new, and so they need a chance to catch up, and I don’t find new governors coming in and doing that kind of thing particularly alarming.”It’s not yet clear exactly which regulations Dunleavy’s freeze will cover. There are four rules that are already published, but which won’t go into effect until after Dunleavy is sworn in on Dec. 3.And there are eight rules that the state has opened for comment from the public, but which haven’t been adopted yet.Alaska’s Energy Desk’s Elizabeth Harball contributed to this report.Share this story:last_img read more

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After Zuckerberg’s big bet, big names in science see hope and reason for caution

first_img“It’s up to them how to process all of the ideas that may come forward. I think the right solution is to start thoughtfully and slowly,” Lander said. “They’re in their early 30s. Their lifetime is a long time. I think they have time to get it right.”Moonshot miss?Zuckerberg and Chan pledged to invest over their lifetime 99 percent of their Facebook shares, equal to $45 billion in today’s dollars. Rather than spending the money through a charity, they’ll be setting up a limited liability company, which will allow them to engage in activities traditionally off-limits to nonprofits, such as making a profit, and spending a lot of money on lobbying.Some analysts worry that model will be less transparent and harder to hold accountable.And then there’s the bottom line: How much could they actually do for health?For starters, the size of the investment into medical research isn’t clear: Zuckerberg also named Internet access, education, and community building as some of the couple’s other goals. They are planning to sell or give no more than $1 billion in shares each year over the next three years to the Initiative, with future amounts to be determined. Related: “I think it makes people feel good, and has some value there. Certainly I think we’re glad that people are giving this money rather than not giving,” Maryann Feldman, a University of North Carolina economist who has researched philanthropic organizations, said in an interview. “But then the question remains: If they paid it in taxes, then in a democracy, we would decide how it would be spent. That’s sort of missing in this model.”advertisement By Dylan Scott and Ike Swetlitz Dec. 2, 2015 Reprints Related: When Mark Zuckerberg announced in a letter to his newborn daughter that he and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, would use 99 percent of their Facebook wealth for philanthropy, he wrote of funding medical research that could lead to “a world without suffering from disease.”Many researchers were predictably thrilled that one of the most famous entrepreneurs in the world is making a public commitment to medicine. But others sounded a note of caution. Lander agreed that one depended on the other. The NIH’s annual budget is $30 billion; Zuckerberg and Chan are, at least at the onset, committing to $1 billion a year at most for all of their philanthropic interests, only one of which is medical research.“No matter how large the philanthropic resources are, they don’t come close to what we as a nation spend on research, nor should it or could it,” Lander said. “It cannot quantitatively substitute for public investment.”“What they can do is allow scientists to take bold risks, to work in different ways, to experiment and pilot different approaches that don’t fit in” with the public sector, he continued. “It gives them a chance to pioneer new approaches.”David Nather contributed to this report. Mark Zuckerberg dedicates huge chunk of his fortune to curing diseases Dr. Eric Lander, one of the top researchers involved with the Human Genome Project and the co-chair of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, said the decision by Zuckerberg and Chan could set “a model for their generation.”At the same time, he advised thoughtfulness and prudence. A high-profile announcement of such a huge sum is also sure to attract all sorts of suitors.advertisement BusinessAfter Zuckerberg’s big bet, big names in science see hope and reason for caution Moonshot goals can be appealing, but many experts in the field say less ambitious, more incremental advancements are what really make a tangible improvement to people’s lives.“The answers and the solutions come in very small packets, and that’s just the nature of science, that it’s more incremental than the concept of a major breakthrough,” Jo Handelsman, the associate director for science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, said in a recent interview with STAT.Philanthropy is no guarantee of medical breakthrough, and there are pitfalls.Zuckerberg has experienced some of these obstacles before. In 2010, he made headlines with a $100 million initiative to improve education in Newark — and again four years later as journalists and analysts questioned the effectiveness of his donation. In a November 2015 Facebook post, Zuckerberg wrote that he had learned many lessons from the Newark initiative, including the importance of engaging the community and thinking in the long term.These challenges are not unique to young philanthropists. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which in 2014 made $1.1 billion in grants toward global health projects, has also struggled to balance long-term planning with short-term impact. Gates himself has acknowledged that it will take longer than anticipated for some of its projects to come to fruition.A foundation official also told SciDev.Net in January that, while individual vaccine-related projects have been successful, the foundation hasn’t done enough to improve the infrastructure used to transport those vaccines to people.Chan and Zuckerberg have already made multiple contributions toward scientific and medical research. In 2012, they established the “Breakthrough Prizes,” which are annual $3 million prizes for physics, life sciences, and mathematics. At the beginning of 2014, they donated $5 million to the Ravenswood Family Health Center, located in East Palo Alto. Later that year, they pitched in on the fight against Ebola, donating $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation.And this past February, they gave $75 million to the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation as part of a fundraising campaign; their gift allowed the hospital to build a “hybrid operating room” equipped with robotic arms to assist surgeons during procedures, said Amanda Heier, CEO of the foundation.No substitute for public investmentsThose involved in medical research will be watching closely to see how Zuckerberg has learned from that history and how he and Chan navigate their new endeavor.Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, said he looked forward to talking with Zuckerberg and Chan about their plans, saying that he was “thrilled” by the announcement. But he suggested that such efforts shouldn’t be used as a reason to scale back on government funding.“Most philanthropic efforts are rather targeted toward specific diseases that the philanthropist is interested in. It’s unusual for philanthropy to support a lot of basic science, and yet the future of everything we hope to see happen in medical research depends upon a vigorous agenda in the basic arena,” Collins said. “That’s where the government is really very important in the effort.” Funding plan targets drug development for rare diseases Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The NIH director on his future, a favorite book, and the time he disobeyed his mom Related:last_img read more

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Congress: Don’t eliminate funding for the diversity creating Health Career Opportunity Program

first_img @LashNolen Related: [email protected] First OpinionCongress: Don’t eliminate funding for the diversity creating Health Career Opportunity Program As an HCOP student, I spent six weeks during the summer at the university. I received a living stipend, one-on-one mentorship, opportunities to observe in the clinic, and a fully funded MCAT test prep course. I was surrounded by more than 50 students of color from across the nation who were interested in careers ranging from public health to dentistry. This program afforded me financial stability over the summer while I studied for the test that would decide if I would be able to fulfill my dream of becoming a doctor. Beyond that, it provided me with lifelong mentors, shadowing opportunities, and a community that became my family.For many HCOP participants, the program fosters a sense of community that becomes like fictive kin. Through group messages and monthly FaceTime calls, we support one another through the challenging and often isolating journey of being students of color in health care.While the Senate might see the elimination of HCOP as a drop in the bucket, I see the purposeful obliteration of this pipeline program as a grave error that will have detrimental outcomes for underserved communities and the future of medicine. I believe, as does the Student National Medical Association, that eliminating the Health Careers Opportunity Program would be devastating for efforts to recruit and retain more minority students in the medical profession and improve diversity in health care.The program helps provide students from disadvantaged backgrounds with the financial and social capital their counterparts often have, easing their ability to navigate the health professional school application process.Eliminating this program is particularly troubling as the U.S. health care system is suffering from a diversity crisis with no evidence of improvement in the near future. In 1978, 1,410 black men applied to U.S. medical school. This year the number was 1,554, an almost insignificant change compared to applications from white men over that period. Yet studies have shown that black men have better health outcomes when their physician looks like them. The Department of Health and Human Services’ justification for eliminating HCOP is this: “The request prioritizes funding for health workforce activities that provide scholarships and loan repayment to clinicians in exchange for their service in areas of the United States where there is a shortage of health professionals.” While this may appear to be a noble excuse, it is an incomplete one. It does not justify the disruption of a nearly 50-year-old program for increasing diversity in health-related fields with the only federally funded diversity pipeline program of its kind — especially given the looming shortage of up to 122,000 physicians by 2032.We should be doing more, not less, to educate a diverse health care workforce that will meet the needs of the ever-diversifying U.S. population.As a future physician dedicated to advocating for and serving underserved populations, I understand the importance of loan forgiveness programs for those working in underserved and rural areas. But I think that the Senate’s elimination of a program that has helped bolster diversity in health care is misguided and short-sighted.To meet the needs of underserved communities and to solve the diversity crisis in health care, we need a combination of increased loan forgiveness for health professionals along with sustained support for diversity pipeline programs. Funding one program without the other is simply incomplete. Especially when our economy is at an all-time high, austerity policies should not govern the future of health care in our country. We don’t need to de-fund our future to fund our present.Senators could change their minds between now and Dec. 20. Take two minutes to send a note to your senator via the Association of American Medical Colleges, which supports keeping the HCOP program. Call or email your state’s senators directly. Join more than 200 students, health professionals, faculty members, deans, and others representing nearly 80 schools, hospitals, and organizations in signing a petition I started. Show support on social media using the #FundHCOP2020 hashtag. If you are an HCOP graduate, use videos, forums, and social media to tell the world how the program has affected you and your career.I credit the Health Careers Opportunity Program for helping me get into medical school, staying there, and becoming the first-ever black female to be student council president at Harvard Medical School. I want others like me to have these same opportunities. The Senate needs to continue funding this successful and very necessary program.LaShyra Nolen is a first-year student at Harvard Medical School. Tags advocacyCongresseducationHealth Disparitiesphysicians The Senate is preparing to make a big mistake with a small budget item.On Dec. 20, it will vote on its proposed budget for the 2020 fiscal year. If approved in its current form, the new budget will completely eliminate the Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP), a nearly $15 million national pipeline program for diversifying the U.S. health care workforce. Enacted in 1972, HCOP is a federally funded grant program that helps students from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds develop the skills needed to successfully compete for, enter, and graduate from medical, nursing, and other health professional schools.Private and public universities can apply annually for HCOP funding to support pipeline programs for K-12 and college students. These programs often include summer research opportunities, test preparation programs, workshops for preparing applications to health professional schools, and more. Since its inception, tens of thousands of students have benefited from the program, many of whom wouldn’t be where they are today without it.advertisement By LaShyra Nolen Dec. 12, 2019 Reprints LaShyra Nolen Related:center_img Adobe Related: An urgent call for diversity in medicine, ‘the profession I love’ Why every child should see a black male doctor I was raised by a single mother in Compton, Calif., and am the first person in my family to pursue a career in medicine. Like many HCOP participants, I was educated in public schools from kindergarten to high school. I afforded my tuition at Loyola Marymount University, a private school, through financial aid and scholarships.advertisement I am one of them. About the Author Reprints As the first in my family to embark on this journey, I often found myself surprised by the “hidden curriculum” of being a premed student. For instance, I was expected to complete hundreds of shadowing hours, when I did not know one person in my community who was a doctor. While summer pipeline programs afforded me the opportunity to gain these experiences, the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) loomed as another big hurdle.As I prepared for the test, I remember being stressed not only by the seven-hour exam but also its cost. I didn’t know how I was going to afford the $315 fee to sit for the test or the $294 cost of the Association of American Medical College’s test prep package. Highly coveted test prep courses and private tutors cost up to $2,000. Like many students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds, my family didn’t have the residual income to easily pay for my MCAT prep, so I was stuck.Then a friend told me about her positive experience at the University of Connecticut’s Health Career Opportunity Programs. I applied immediately and was elated to find out I was accepted. 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Teachers Must Show Moral Leadership – Holness

first_imgRelatedTeachers Must Show Moral Leadership – Holness RelatedTeachers Must Show Moral Leadership – Holness RelatedTeachers Must Show Moral Leadership – Holness Advertisementscenter_img Teachers Must Show Moral Leadership – Holness UncategorizedDecember 3, 2008 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Minister of Education, Andrew Holness, has called on teachers to exercise the highest standards of moral leadership in the classroom.The Minister, who was the guest speaker at the 2008 graduation exercise of the Bethlehem Moravian College held on November 29 at the college campus in St. Elizabeth, argued that poor moral leadership in the classroom is reflected in the performance of students, and standards of behaviour at school.“Teachers occupy a unique space in society. They must be role models to students and provide moral direction. Their authority should extend beyond instructional authority to moral authority in the classroom. Teachers are moral leaders and moralising agents, who should take some responsibility for developing students’ belief systems,” he stated.He noted that while the home environment and parents are primarily responsible for the moral development of students, teachers must also play an important role.According to the Education Minister, teacher leadership is not about “teacher power,” rather, “it is about mobilising the still largely untapped attributes of teachers to strengthen student performance and behaviour. In the truest sense of the word, teachers are leaders, and it is unarguable that they instil, mould, and ultimately control much of the learning and intellectual development of the young in their charge.”Good teacher leadership, he said, is essential in choosing textbooks and instructional material, shaping the curriculum, setting the standards for student behaviour, and deciding which students are placed in special classes.School administrators, the Education Minister stated, must also display the highest ethical and moral conduct in delivering and meeting education targets, including expending school budgets, evaluating teacher performance, selecting new teachers and administrators, designing staff development and in-service programmes, and setting promotion and retention policies.last_img read more

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British Army to possess most lethal tank in Europe

first_imgBritish Army to possess most lethal tank in Europe Based in Telford, the contract will create 200 jobs at Rheinmetall BAE Systems Land (RBSL), including 130 engineers and 70 technicians, with a further 450 jobs to be established throughout the wider supply chain across the West Midlands, Glasgow, Newcastle upon Tyne and the Isle of Wight.The new tank will carry additional high velocity ammunition able to travel at faster speeds with an increased range. Ammunition will also be programmed digitally from a new turret with a 120 millimetre smoothbore gun. This cutting-edge tank will also feature an upgraded engine with a new cooling system and suspension to improve accuracy when firing in transit.A new automatic target detection and tracking system will be used to identify threats, whilst new thermal long-range cameras will be fitted as part of a day/night image system.Defence Secretary, Ben Wallace said:This represents a huge shift in the modernisation of our land forces through the increased lethality of Challenger 3. This pioneering new technology allows us to deliver immense warfighting capabilities in battlespaces filled with a range of enemy threats.The £800 million investment will also create hundreds of highly-skilled jobs across the country ensuring our soldiers benefit from the very best of British engineering.Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Chris Tickell CBE said:The announcement of the Integrated Review has provided us with a huge amount of opportunity and left the Army in a good place. The integration of Challenger 3 is key to ensure our success and integration in the land domain, ensuring that we meet our international commitments and continue to protect the nation.As part of the Army’s commitments to adapt to meet future threats, Challenger 3 will be fully digitalised integrating information from all domains whilst being able to travel up to 60mph. The Challenger 3 tank is being developed to replace the current Challenger 2 tank which has been in service since 1998. Full Operating Capability for the tank is planned for 2030, with initial operating capability expected by 2027.Director Land Equipment for DE&S, Major General Darren Crook said:This is a significant step forward for Defence and UK industry as we continue to develop and modernise our fleet of land vehicles and I am looking forward to working closely with our industry partners to deliver the very best capabilities we can for the British Army.As outlined in the recent Defence Command Paper, the British Army will be more deployable and better protected in the face of our adversaries. The announcement of Challenger 3 reaffirms our commitment to invest £3-billion into Army equipment over the next decade, delivering a modernised, adaptable and expeditionary fighting force. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:British, Defence, detection, director, Engineering, Europe, Government, industry, Investment, Newcastle, Secretary, supply chain, technology, Telford, UK, UK Government, Wallacelast_img read more

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Catalyze CU announces summer 2017 participants

first_img Published: May 30, 2017 Catalyze CU, the CU Boulder accelerator, is pleased to welcome its fourth cohort of paricipants. Nearly 50 applications were received and reviewed to select this year’s “most promising ideas and technologies.” Read about the winning companies below.Give & Go automates the film-editing process for sports teams and coaches 72-times faster than current methods. Visit on Twitter at @giveandgofilm.Glimpse allows users to explore the world using a social app that supports local residents. Visit on Twitter at @aglimpseapp.Myra Makes inspires future problem-solvers by creating fun products with adventure-based challenges. Visit on Twitter at @MyraMakes.Pastificio produces artisanal, traditional Italian pasta using organic and heirloom whole grains.ReForm makes a novel, low-cost adjustable prosthetic socket for lower-limb amputees.The Space Research Company provides easier access to basic space research using a small-satellite biological research platform. Visit on Twitter at @TSRCO.Specdrums creates a collaborative musical experience with a device that allows you to tap on different colors to produce sound. Watch the Specdrums video on CU Boulder Today. Visit on Twitter at @specdrums_rings.Very Important Teacher (VIT) allows parents and businesses to recognize teachers using gifts and rewards.Currently in its fourth year, the eight-week startup accelerator program for university-affiliated companies is hosted out of the Idea Forge, a cross-disciplinary design and innovation space on campus. Interested companies apply, interview and are accepted to be part of Catalyze CU. The selected groups then receive structured programming, access to network of mentors and $4,000 in equity-free funding to develop their businesses.If you goWho: Open to the publicWhat: Demo Day final pitch nightWhen: Thursday, July 27, 6 p.m.Where: Boulder Canyon TheaterPast successes of the CU Boulder accelerator program include Shinesty, Mallinda, Kitables, JustLegal (formerly Congo), Stateless (who moved on to be in the Techstars accelerator) and HiveTech Solutions.The program culminates in a celebratory Demo Day pitch night, where each team gives its five-minute business pitch. This year’s event, open to the public, takes place July 27 at the Boulder Canyon Theater in the Boulder Public Library, located at 1001 Arapahoe Ave.Catalyze CU is welcoming mentors and sponsors for the summer 2017 program participants. If you are interested in becoming involved as a mentor or sponsor, please email [email protected] for more information. Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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Israeli 4G network-sharing faces block – report

first_img Strengthening LTE foundation to maximise 5G potential Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more Tags Samsung lights LTE public safety network Author Home Israeli 4G network-sharing faces block – report Bangladesh 4G auction raises $898M Relatedcenter_img 4GCellcomGolan TelecomIsraelLTEPelephoneRegulatory Previous ArticleWhatsApp CEO stresses privacy commitmentNext ArticleVimpelCom CEO embraces OTT players to drive data growth Richard Handford Asia A proposed 4G network-sharing deal between three of Israel’s leading operators – Pelephone, Cellcom and Golan Telecom – is unlikely to be approved by the country’s antitrust regulator, according to Globes.The Israel Antitrust Authority is expected to take a tougher line on the agreement between the three operators, which was agreed in December 2013, than a similar deal announced a month earlier between the country’s two other operators, Partner and Hot Mobile.The authority is concerned about the country having only two LTE networks.Together the Pelephone-Cellcom-Golan Telecom combination has 62 per cent of total mobile connections, according to GSMA Intelligence Q4, 2013 figures, making it a greater potential threat to competition in the authority’s eyes.However, the authority does not need to rule in an either-or manner on network sharing. For instance, it could agree to passive network-sharing, limited to antennae for a limited period of time with certain restrictions.Partner-Hot Mobile is reportedly better placed to receive a green light and, in fact, is likely to be approved albeit with restrictions, such as time limits and a ban on active sharing, and a stipulation on granting access to rivals.No official announcement is thought to be imminent from the authority on the Pelephone-Cellcom-Golan Telecom linkup.It’s not just Israel where there is a momentum behind network sharing as a means to deliver new infrastructure.Just this week the GSMA announced a plan for eight leading operators to share infrastructure deployment in Africa and the Middle East, although the focus was more on reaching unserved communities. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 19 MAR 2014 last_img read more

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Russia gives Google until 18 November to address Android abuse

first_img Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 OCT 2015 Related Home Russia gives Google until 18 November to address Android abuse Author Richard Handford Mobile Mix: AI, Android and open RAN GoogleRussiacenter_img Previous ArticleBlog: Students, smartphones and socialNext ArticleBouygues Telecom sets sights on “return to sustainable growth” Google renueva Android y muestra novedades en IA Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) said Google must change its contracts with handset vendors by 18 November, having previously ruled that the search giant was abusing its market position.The FAS decided in September that Google was breaching competition rules, following a complaint by local search rival Yandex.The case concerned availability of the Google Play app store to vendors only as part of a package including other Google products, with mandatory positioning on device homepages.Google has until next month to adjust its agreements with vendors which restricts which apps can be pre-installed, said the agency.It potentially faces a fine ranging from one per cent to 15 per cent of the turnover of the market in pre-installed apps in Russia during 2014, if it fails to comply.Yandex has offered its own version of Android, with its apps and services replacing those of Google, and with vendors named as supporters. However, it was subsequently reported that these device makers had been pressurised by Google not to support the rival offering.Although Yandex still has a dominant share of the Russian search market, its position has been on the slide due to the increasing use of mobile search which, on Android devices, has given Google a boost.Google is also subject to an EU investigation as to whether its Android activities breach antitrust rules. Google taps retail with NYC store Tags Español last_img read more

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