HSBC showed less than impeccable timing when it reported a computer glitch today, Friday, which reports Reuters, it said prevented some of its British business customers from making payments, and thus leaving thousands of workers without wages ahead of a three-day weekend.
The technology of satellite tagging has disclosed that two more red kites have been illegally killed in northern Scotland. The incidents in 2014 are just now being made public as Police have concluded enquiries. No-one has been arrested in connection with any of the incidents.
As Europe notes that the economic impact of the Internet of Things will be measured in Centillions, resultant benefits of a connected society are significant, disruptive and transformational. Along with opportunity, FUD (fear uncertainty and doubt) arises over IoT security systems. Responding the IoTSF (IoT Security Foundation ) has been established and will launch September 23 in London, with the Io/T World Forum follow up in November 18-19 in London. Currently any search for IoTSF tends to land up in the IBM’s IoT Foundation lap!!
Historic Scotland has responded to the convincing persuasions of the determined campaign that sees listed amongst Scotland’s National Monuments, the gypsy travellers’ meeting and wedding place in west Cowal, known as The Tinkers’ Heart.
£5.4 million will be spend researching next generation biomaterials announces the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) as the grant is awarded to Professor Morgan Alexander at the University of Nottingham.
Biotechnology business Xgenex LLC bsiness at Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, now has a commercial agreement with AquaBella Organic Solutions micro-organism innovation for the North America sales of AquaBella, the bio-enzyme water treatment and TerraBella, an organic sustainable soil corrective and root inoculant that improves produce quality, increases yield in a variety of soils and climates, and relieves drought pressure in hard-hit areas of North America. Here in the UK the already valuable Farm Machinery locator is now offering an intriguing, online, UPDATING (!) infographic.
United Kingdom is a great destination when it comes to jobs and prospects for expats, but it only ranks at 31 place among global sites, and its high costs of living and dreary weather drive the UK expats to the continent. Ecuador, Mexico and Malta once again top the best places to live abroad list.
The Scottish Countryside Alliance welcomes a new Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) broadband grant scheme today by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The £9 million will fund community-led broadband schemes where groups of hard-to-reach communities get together to procure super-fast broadband services from commercial providers.
"We produce more than 15 million meals of salmon per day in Norway. Farmed salmon is Norway's most profitable food industry and among the few examples of Norwegian food production that does not receive subsidies. It is difficult, however, to find a food that is more contentious, says Professor Marianne Lien, author of "Aquaculture and the Domestication of Fish."
Scotland has launched its first ever Ice Cream Trail (from Kirkwall to Castle Douglas) designed to celebrate and promote one of the nation’s favourite dairy delicacies. Everyone can enjoy this new edible adventure, which highlights over 100 different ice cream businesses, from Kirkwall to Castle Douglas all selling homemade ice cream.
Diageo, the drinks business, is disclosed as among the highest polluters of any Scottish industrial site. Its Cameronbridge grain distillery at Leven, Fife has CO2 (carbon dioxide) pollution risen to record highs and some of its $3bn profits have to go to meeting past promises successfully. But another slant on Diageo does point to its holistic approach where responsible drinking, female empowerment and access to safe water are also issues of concern.
Although Gaberlunzie has never been into taking selfies, he does find it quite an amusing sideline activity thanks to the ubiquitous smart phone. But its hats off to NASA and Corey S. Powell @coreyspowell
Springer, that giant in science publishing has retracted 64 articles from 10 of its journals after officials realised that “peer reviews” were linked to fake email accounts.Over the past three years, some 230 papers have been withdrawn because of false review issues, according to the academic blog that reports on academic publishing plagiarism and fraud.
Experimental physicist Rainer Blatt from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information is awarded the international John Stewart Bell Prize for his pioneering research in quantum physics at an award ceremony at the University of Toronto on 20 August 2015.
Gaberlunzie is impressed by the DxO’s ONE recently-announced “connected camera,” that has just been awarded the prestigious EISA Award for 2015-2016 in the category of "Best European Photo Innovation". The European Image and Sound Association, more than 15 of the biggest photography magazines through Europe, praised the design of DxO’s first ever camera, as well as the company’s ability to go beyond the conventional approach when creating a camera of this quality.
Ofcom reveals that Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online, but businesses rushing to create apps to reach this market could be wasting their time, according to a new study.
GE is likely to secure EU approval for its proposed €12.4-billion ($13.8 billion) bid for the French ALSO.PA (Alstom's power business) its largest ever dea,l reports Reuters. European Commission approval comes after its rejection 14 years ago when GE attempted a $42 billion takeover of HON.N (Honeywell International), despite US authorities approval.
Hats off to Harvard student Aran Khanna who loses a Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws, but has been offered another internship with a tech start-up in Silicon Valley and learnt much from the incident.
The 2015 ECNP Media Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions to destigmatising disorders of the brain, will be presented to Mary Baker during the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress in Amsterdam this month .
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