EC details digital targets up to 2030

first_img Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 10 MAR 2021 Related Author Previous ArticleIntelligence Brief: Is direct-to-consumer satellite broadband now viable?Next ArticleApple preps Germany 5G unit as part of €1B investment Deutsche Telekom loses appeal of Slovak fine Tags EC details AI regulation plan Home EC details digital targets up to 2030 digital focusEuropean Commission Kavit Majithia The European Commission (EC) outlined a roadmap towards achieving a range of digital goals by 2030, placing a major focus on 5G rollouts and integration of technologies including cloud computing and AI in businesses.In a statement presenting its vision and targets for Europe’s digital transformation, the EC explained it aimed to ensure digital sovereignty and pursue policies to “empower people and businesses” through a programme named Digital Compass.The framework includes a target to ensure at least 80 per cent of all adults have basic digital skills, with 20 million ICT specialists employed in the European Union (EU) by 2030. The EC also aims to deliver secure and sustainable infrastructure, providing gigabit connectivity to all households and covering populated areas with 5G.It also aims to produce cutting-edge and sustainable semiconductors in Europe, targeting a share of 20 per cent of the world’s production and deployment of 10,000 climate neutral nodes. The body also wants to produce the region’s first quantum computer in five years.The EC wants 75 per cent of companies to use cloud computing services, big data and AI, and said all key public services should be available online.Other highlights from the plan include a goal to launch multi-country projects, including the possibility of a pan-European interconnected data process infrastructure; deployment of next-generation low power processors; and connected public administrations.The plan needs approval from all EU countries and the European Parliament before it can be put into action. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Industry CEOs join Europe green digital initiativelast_img read more

Traineeship for the International Review of the Red Cross

first_img Similar Stories Traineeship for the International Review of the Red Cross Senior Gender Justice and Development Consultant at United Nations Research Institute for Social Development Connect South Africa Residency Program 2021 – CERN, Geneva ← The Sunny Art Prize international art competition 2019 Tweet +1 Pocket Reddit The Ibrahim Leadership Fellowships LinkedIn 0 Deadline: 20 May 2019  Open to: applicants with a Master’s degree in law, international relations, or another relevant field and a demonstrated interest in humanitarian work, IHL and human rightsBenefits: paid traineeshipDescriptionThe International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC also endeavors to prevent suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the international activities conducted by the Movement in armed conflicts and other situations of violence.PurposeProduced by the ICRC and published by Cambridge University Press, the International Review of the Red Cross is a specialized, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to international humanitarian law, policy and action. It is published three times per year and its principal audience includes governments, international governmental and non-governmental organizations, universities, the media and all those interested in humanitarian issues at large. The Review team consists of four people within the Law and Policy Forum unit of the ICRC’s International Law and Policy department: The Editor-in-Chief, the Managing Editor, the Thematic Editor and the Associate/Editorial Assistant. In addition, there is a Book Review Editor who is not with the team full-time and are occasionally short-term academic trainees joining the team for periods of 2-3 months in exchange for course credit.Accountabilities & Functional responsibilitiesYou will work closely with the Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor and Thematic Editor in the assessment and editing related to submitted articles, and overall content management. In addition, you will assist with the promotion and distribution of thematic editions of the Review. The staff of the Review, including the Associate, regularly interacts with other parts of the institution, including the ICRC’s Legal Division, Protection Division, Operations Department, Policy Unit and so on, ensuring a firm knowledge of current priorities. As an integral part of the Review team, you will assist in the conceptualization of themes, contacts with authors, peer reviewers and the publisher, background research and substantive evaluation of submissions.Additional informationStarting date: 1 September 2019Location: Geneva, SwitzerlandLength of assignment: 12 monthsEligibilityCertifications / Education requiredA Master’s degree in law, international relations, or another relevant field.Desired profile and skillsA demonstrated interest in humanitarian work, IHL and human rights;Excellent command of English and good French reading abilities;Previous editorial work experience (shortlisted candidates will be tested on their editorial and writing skills);Initiative and capacity to work independently under minimal supervision;Excellent ability to work in a team;Excellent communication skills including strong writing abilities;Excellent organizational skills.Important InformationOnly individuals enrolled in higher education or who have recently completed their studies are eligible to be trainees/associates. For candidates to be eligible they must have a maximum of one year’s professional experience after graduation (relating to the post) or two years if they have been in previous traineeships.BenefitsRewarding work in a humanitarian and multicultural environment;Participation in workshop(s) related to the position;12 months’ contract;Paid traineeshipHow to apply?For more information, please visit the official web page. May 13, 2019 Published by Bojana Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program- Journalism → Share 0last_img read more

Muslim Bagel Business Owner Donates All Profits to Boston Charity

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreEhab Sadeek, an Egyptian Muslim who owns a bagel store in Winchester, Mass., called the marathon bombers “cowards who don’t represent my faith or religion.”The all-natural bakery owner, who has run the Bagel Land wholesale business for 17 years, says he will give 100-percent of his profits to the One Fund Boston. And, he will continue to do so until the last victim is out of the hospital. There are more than two dozen people still being hospitalized.(WATCH the video below, or READ the story from CBS)Photo credit: CBS Newslast_img read more

Emerson – gas pressure boost

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Eversheds to fight employment tribunal bias ruling

first_imgNational firm Eversheds last week lodged an appeal against an Employment Tribunal ruling that it must pay £123,300 in compensation to a male associate who suffered sexual discrimination during the firm’s 2009 redundancy programme. The tribunal found that former real estate associate John de Belin was treated less favourably than another associate who was on maternity leave when he was selected for redundancy. Eversheds’ redundancy programme was based on a points system judged against certain criteria. One criterion, which carried a maximum of two points, judged potential redundancy candidates on how quickly they achieved payment for work during a certain timeframe. A woman colleague of de Belin was automatically awarded the maximum two points for this on the grounds that she was not available to be assessed. Eversheds considered that it would have been open to a discrimination claim from her had it not awarded maximum points. De Belin received only half a point for lock-up, giving him 27 points against the woman’s 27.5 when the final points were counted. He was selected for redundancy and took his case to the tribunal. An Eversheds spokesman said the firm would appeal the decision on the basis that the Sexual Discrimination Act excludes maternity from being taken into account when comparing the treatment of men and women.last_img read more

Deleting Facebook Really Will Make You Feel Less Stressed

first_imgAccording to a new study out of Australia, people who deleted Facebook had lower stress levels after five days than people who kept their accounts. The people who got out of the Facebook gulag had lower levels of “life satisfaction” . . . and the researchers think it’s because they lost out on the little dopamine bursts you get when someone likes your posts. Are you one of the millions of people who just deleted their Facebook accounts?  Or, to put it in terms that Facebook would understand, did you say “dasvidaniya” to them?  (That’s Russian for “goodbye,” Comrade.) If so, you should start to feel a BIG weight off your shoulders soon. But . . . there is a side effect.last_img

Happy Fourth of July!

first_imgHappy Fourth of July!For everyone in the U.S. celebrating our Independence Day, I hope you enjoy the holiday with your friends and family. As many of us get ready for a day of picnics, parades, and time with family, the day brings back memories of past Fourth of July celebrations. For me, one of my favorite memories was the Fourth of July parade I saw in Curtis, Michigan in 2005. The parade was billed as the Biggest Little Town Parade.Everyone in town and the surrounding areas turned out to see the parade. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the main street was lined with families watching the clowns, decorated cars, floats, and marching bands in the parade. I’ve seen a lot of parades over the years, but the parade in Curtis has always stood out for me. Here’s why:The family of four in the photo above not only dressed up in red, white, and blue, but decorated every inch of their bikes in red, white, and blueMore than a dozen bagpipe groups from across Canada performed in the paradeLog trucks hauling logs from the nearby northern forests were part of the parade. First time I’ve seen log trucks in a parade Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedCelebrating the Holiday at the 90th America’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeIt’s our first year here. I can’t believe how much fun it is to see the parade in person! The young women and her husband sat next to me on the sidewalk along Woodward Avenue. We quickly exchanged names as we settled in to watch the parade. Her two young children…In “Miscellaneous”Wishing You a Happy Thanksgiving!If you’re in the United States, I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends. I spent the morning with a front row seat on Woodward Avenue watching the America’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person in Detroit, Michigan. What a great parade! I met so many…In “Miscellaneous”Google Doodle Celebrates the Fourth of JulyLove today’s Google Doodle celebrating the Fourth of July holiday in the United States. https://youtu.be/zNucQdwXH9A With the “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band playing the Stars and Stripes in the background, a young fife player struggles to keep up with the rest of the band in the July 4th…In “Miscellaneous”last_img read more

Regulations Limit Corporate Partner’s Basis Reduction and Gain Elimination Transactions

first_imgThe IRS finalized regulations that:prevent corporate taxpayers from using a partnership to avoid corporate-level gain;limit rules that cause basis reduction or gain recognition for consolidated group members that are partners in the same partnership; andapply the basis reduction rule when corporations engage in gain elimination transactions.The regulations apply as of June 15, 2015. They are virtually identical to proposed and temporary regulations that were issued in 2015.Stock Acquisitions to Avoid Gain on Appreciated PropertyA corporation that distributes appreciated property to its shareholders must recognize gain as if it sold the property for fair market value. For example, a corporation recognizes gain if it exchanges appreciated property for its own stock.However, corporations may try to postpone or avoid this result by taking the following steps:the corporation joins a partnership and contributes appreciated property; thenthe partnership acquires the corporation’s stock; andthe partnership makes a liquidating distribution of that stock back to the corporation.The regulations use a deemed redemption rule to blunt the effect of these arrangements. This rule requires the corporate partner to recognize gain when a transaction or a series of transactions has the economic effect of an exchange of its appreciated property for an interest in its own stock that is owned, acquired, or distributed by the partnership.A de minimis exception applies when the corporate partner’s stake in the partnership, and the partnership’s stake in the corporate partner, are very small.An inadvertence exception applies if the partnership quickly disposes of the stock without distributing any of it to the corporate partner or anyone who controls the corporate partner.Basis Reduction for Consolidated Group MembersThe regulations provide some relief from rules that cause basis reduction or gain recognition for consolidated group members that are partners in the same partnership. These rules apply when:a partnership (PS) distributes to a corporate partner (Corp A) stock in another corporation (Corp B),afterwards, Corp A has control of Corp B, andPS’s basis in the stock immediately before the distribution exceeds Corp A’s basis in the stock immediately after the acquisition.The basis of Corp B’s property must be reduced by the excess of PS’s basis in the stock immediately before the distribution over Corp A’s basis in the stock immediately after the acquisition. Corp A, the corporation partner, must also recognize gain to the extent basis in Corp B’s property cannot be reduced.The regulations allow the bases of consolidated group members to be aggregated when:two or more of the corporate partners receive a distribution of stock in a distributed corporation, andthe distributed corporation is or becomes a member of the distributee partners’ consolidated group following the distribution.Gain Elimination TransactionsFinally, the regulations restrict the effect of a corporate partner’s gain elimination transaction. In these transactions, the distributee corporation sidesteps the basis reduction rule discussed above by avoiding formal control of the distributed corporation. For example, the situation described above could be a gain elimination transaction if Corp A did not acquire formal control of Corp B.The regulations make these transaction less effective by applying the basis reduction rule as though the distributee corporation acquired control of the distributed corporation immediately before the gain elimination transaction, regardless of formal control.T.D. 9833Login to read more tax news on CCH® AnswerConnect or CCH® Intelliconnect®.Not a subscriber? Sign up for a free trial or contact us for a representative.last_img read more

The Intel Xeon Scalable Processor: Delivering Breakthrough Performance for the Data Center

first_imgWhether it’s my smartphone, my laptop, the IoT devices in my home, or even the car or plane I’m traveling in, the high demand for data-center-driven, connected intelligence is unquestionable.  When you think about all the different workloads being driven by everyone’s use of technology, it’s a bit overwhelming and a testament to how versatile and powerful and essential the data center has become to all of us.Purpose-built for the data center, Intel Xeon processors have been the engine behind that versatile use case delivery for decades.  As the sheer number of data center workloads and use cases have grown, generation after generation of Intel Xeon processors have consistently improved to perform all tasks thrown their way.  And as the growth and urgency for data center capability continues to rise, our latest Intel Xeon Scalable Processors extend our track record of performance leadership for the data center.While AMD attempts its return to the data center after a 5-year hiatus, we at Intel have been delivering leading server CPUs on an almost yearly cadence for more than a decade with a 41X1 performance gain over the past 10 generations. These gains are a direct result of our architecture and our decision to build our CPUs from the ground up for the datacenter.Opens in a new window(Click to enlarge image)The foundation to excelling on the widest variety of workloads – and what sets us apart from our competition – is our industry-leading socket and core performance. The Intel Xeon Scalable processor’s innovative Intel® Mesh Architecture combines with several new integrated platform capabilities, software optimizations and tools, and adjacent acceleration technologies to deliver breakthrough performance of 1.65X on average versus the previous generation, and up to 5X versus the current install base.2Meanwhile, AMD has glued together four desktop PC-targeted processors and called it a server CPU – an approach that can result in bottlenecked and jittery performance. Their approach may look good on some synthetic benchmarks, but for customers, what’s more important is how a system performs in real-world applications. Providing the scale required for today’s rapidly evolving workloads is serious business, and customers cannot afford to take chances with their data center infrastructure.The Intel Xeon Scalable processor excels on a wide spectrum of industry-standard benchmarks and real-world workloads as a result of hardware and software optimizations:Artificial Intelligence: Delivers 2.2X higher deep learning training vs. a 2-year old server, and up to 138X deep learning gains when combined with software optimizations for the new Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors, enabling customers to train in hours vs. days on the same data set.3 Storage: Processes up to 5X more IOPS while reducing latency by up to 70 percent when combined with Intel® Optane™ SSDs and Intel SPDK, helping to improve response times for users accessing stored data.11 Cryptography & data compression: Boosts encryption performance and data protection with Intel® QuickAssist Technology (Intel® QAT), for security without compromise, so customers don’t have to choose between security and performance; for example, Chinese communications company AsiaInfo saw a 1.29X boost in encryption performance vs. the previous generation.5 Machine Learning: Increases machine learning performance using Intel® AVX-512, allowing customers to build better and faster recommendation engines; for example, cloud service provider Tencent increased the performance of its InGame Purchase Machine Learning Platform* 1.57X vs. the previous generation.10 High-Performance Computing: Accelerates HPC workloads on average 1.63X faster and delivers 2X the FLOPS/clock with Intel® AVX-512 versus the previous generation, putting answers to bigger and more complex scientific and business problems in reach.8  For example, Altair RADIOSS increased performance for complex modeling and simulations by 1.61X vs. the previous generation.9 Cloud management: Delivers more cloud services in less time and facilitates a better cloud user experience with high core counts, increased memory bandwidth and Intel QAT; for example, cloud management company Neusoft increased transactions per second for its SaCa* Aclome* application by 1.5X vs. the previous generation.4center_img The variety of today’s workloads and unpredictability of tomorrow’s workloads require data center CPUs to be execution experts across the board. Intel’s data center portfolio is equipped with the breadth rise up to the challenge.  Purpose-built for the data center, we have and will always continue to continuously innovate to deliver leading performance and solutions for our customers.For more information on the Intel Xeon Scalable platform, please visit www.intel.com/xeonscalable.Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.  For more information on the performance and system configuration please see #1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13 at www.intel.com/xeonconfigs. Video transcoding: Increases video transcoding performance with increased core count and Intel AVX-512, enabling a better user experience for video streaming; for example, Keepixo’s was able to transcode up to 55% more live HD Internet TV services with its Genova Live* application vs. the previous generation.12 Database: Increases database throughput when running optimized software such as IBM DB2 (1.47X improvement vs. the previous generation6) or Aerospike Database (4X improvement vs. two generations ago7), allowing customers to reduce the size of their database clusters, which saves costs. Virtualization: Operates up to 4.2X more virtual machines (VMs) and achieves up to 65% better TCO versus a four-year-old system, allowing data center operators to deliver more capacity in the same space footprint.13last_img read more

Candreva: ‘Inter enthusiastic’

first_imgAntonio Candreva hailed Inter “enthusiasm” and concentration after they beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 in the Champions League. Lautaro Martinez scored a goal, and saw a penalty saved, before Candreva’s last-minute counter-attack against a side that was yet to concede in the tournament this season. “We feel the right enthusiasm, the desire to improve ourselves and battle together for the team,” Candreva told Sky Sport Italia. “We must continue like this, as we’re on the right track. The main problem in the other two Champions League games was that we didn’t finish our chances, but we did very well today. “Now we can celebrate this victory until midnight, then start to prepare for the next game this weekend. It’s tiring, but we get over it with enthusiasm and hunger. “The most important thing is to keep focused throughout, never let the concentration levels drop, because that is when we run into trouble. We know that qualification is wide open.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more