Dr Ismail Ahmed, founder and chief executive of WorldRemitOnline remittance provider WorldRemit is calling for the urgent restoration of money transfers to Nigeria as draconian new rules leave virtually all money transfer operators MTOs unable to provide services to the West African country.Only three companies – Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria – will be able to continue operations, following an extreme and unexpected move by the Central Bank of Nigeria.WorldRemit, in common with all other international MTOs, has been instructed by its local correspondents that transfers to Nigeria will no longer be processed and is, accordingly, suspending services immediately.WorldRemit founder and CEO, Ismail Ahmed said: "This move is arbitrary, inexplicable and hugely detrimental to the Nigerian diaspora who rely on hundreds of money transfer companies and banks, providing them with choice, convenience and competitive pricing."Even now, as we suspend our service, there is no clarity on why this sudden change has happened.
We love a good story about 3D printing being used for medical purposes, and few are as heartwarming as that of Victoria the Brazilian goose.Victoria, discovered on the São Paulo coast in 2015, was missing a large part of her beak.Struggling to eat or drink, she was transferred to the nonprofit Friends of the Sea, which cares for hundreds of marine animals every year.Friends of the Sea contacted a group called the Animal Avengers: a team of four vets, a dental surgeon and a 3D designer, who create prosthetics for injured animals.Initially, veterinarian Dr. Roberto Fecchio and dental surgeon Dr. Paul Miamoto analyzed the animal and … sent me the beak replica data, 3D designer Cicero Moraes tells Digital Trends.It was then that I started working on the first prosthesis design.
Intel just hired ex-Dow Chemical executive Paula Tolliver as its new CIO, the company said in a statement on Monday.Tolliver has spent 20 years at Dow Chemical and was most recently its corporate VP and CIO.She will replace Kim Stevenson, who will now lead Intel's PC and mobile businesses as the COO of Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture CISA Group.Tolliver's hire is another example of Intel's drive to find executive talent from outside of the company.Under CEO Brian Krzanich, Intel has moved away from its long tradition of promoting from within, largely in an attempt to find fresher ideas and a new revenue driver, as the company struggles to find growth from its traditional PC chip business.Among the top 24 leaders listed on Intel's executive management page, 8 people have joined the company within the last 5 years, as opposed to the rest who have spent decades at the chipmaker.Some of the big names include Dr. Venkata "Murthy" Renduchintala from Qualcomm, Steve Fund from Proctor & Gamble, and Wendell Brooks from Allen & Company.Perhaps the most high-profile outside hire is Renduchintala, who was plugged into Intel's 2 spot last year after spending nearly a decade at rival chipmaker Qualcomm.Stevenson, who will be replaced by Tolliver, will report to Renduchintala in her new position.Intel is also in the midst of one of the largest workforce reductions in history, after announcing 12,000 job cuts in April.The company said the restructuring plan is "solidly on track," but it hasn't translated to much growth yet, as investors were not so impressed by its quarterly results earlier this month.NOW WATCH: The Marines are testing a robot armed with a machine gunLoading video...
Tech from Vets is a mobile application, website development, and advertisement company that is helping small businesses establish a digital presence.It is a technology business owned and operated by veterans of the United States Military.The President of Tech from Vets, Dr. Jeff Shuford is a decorated US Army combat veteran and an award-winning software developer.He loves serving his community and he is on a mission to help grow businesses around the world.As an executive with Fairways for Warriors, he influentially impacted the lives of Northeast Florida veterans.According to Breakaway Daily, they are on a mission to teach ambitious individuals to shape our society for a brighter tomorrow.
The most frightening aspect of the herds of immersed Pokemon GO players walking through crowded streets with their eyes glued to the screens of their smartphone isn t the fanaticism, but the precedent.Despite being frequently dubbed as being an augmented reality game Pokemon is actually only a light version of what s to come, augmenting the cyber space with elements from reality.But it does represent a significant shift.As Dr. Raian Ali, an expert in Engineering of Social Informatics and Addiction Aware Technology, said: We are witnessing an era where the cyber space is starting to take the lead and, indeed, host our physical space .Having our real-world environment supplemented by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data may seem revolutionary, but it s nothing new.In fact, we ve been viewing our nearby surroundings through a phone for years, taking videos, snapping pics and using location data to check in to any joint that s even remotely interesting.
Aside from Dr Gillian McKeith s puzzling faecal fascination, the grossest part of her weight-loss show was that week s victim confronting all the food they got through in seven days, piled up on a trestle table in all its glory.Ignoring the fact that even a week s worth of healthy food would look grim all smooshed up like that, this extreme way of confronting food intake definitely does do the trick where it comes to accountability.Thankfully, in this day and age, being shamed on national TV is no longer necessary for us to take a step back and analyse our eating habits.Unfortunately, most have limited databases – or at least US-centric ones – so many products aren t recognised.Going premium £2.50/month, £29.99/year gets you group challenges and access to meal plans and fitness articles, but with the free version offering such a complete, streamlined package, you don t need to spend a penny to start losing weight – no matter how much the frequent prompts to upgrade might make it seem otherwise.2 CARROT Hunger – iOS Free In-app purchases
Dr. Jill Stein, the Green Party s candidate for president, just wants someone to like her.It s unfair to criticize Dr. Stein for merely running for president, even in a tight race like this; there s no inherent evil in making a futile attempt to dismantle the two-party system.In a Reddit AMA in May, she took issue with the concept of mandatory vaccines:In most countries, people trust their regulatory agencies and have very high rates of vaccination through voluntary programs.In the US, however, regulatory agencies are routinely packed with corporate lobbyists and CEOs.So the foxes are guarding the chicken coop as usual in the US.
The second big release in DC's on-screen Extended Universe arrives on 5th August in the form of Suicide Squad.In it a team is put together to face off against some sort of threat, with the clincher being that they're all former villains sent on a suicide mission.They also have implants that will explode and kill them if they step out of line.The trailers show it'll be in the film, but Mad Love chronicles the original origin of Harley Quinn, or Dr Harleen Quinzel as she used to be known.Suicide Squad: Trial by Fire, £16The Suicide Squad has been going for an awful long time, but it really came into its own back in the 1980s when John Ostrander took over.
Theranos has a lot to prove.And on August 1, Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes will have a chance at some redemption.She is presenting data on the company's controversial "revolutionary" tests that take only a finger-prick's worth of blood.That's happening at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry's annual conference in Philadelphia.Theranos has never publicly shared any its data before, saying for a long time that it'd rather go through the FDA approval process.This will be the first time Theranos data has been presented at a medical conference.Holmes is talking now because Theranos has faced withering criticism — ranging from reports that it tests don't actually work to a government shutdown of one of its labs — for almost a year.Even so, it might not be the data that puts the company back in good graces, lab-testing experts told Business Insider.Here's what's in store, according to the presentation's abstract:It's going to be an education session, which means that it's not pegged to specific study data and conclusions that a study-poster presentation would display.This also means that there won't be independently validated data.Theranos will be presenting data that intends to show how the company's finger-prick blood test, which requires only a small amount of blood, stacks up to a typical blood test that draws a few tubes of blood from a vein.Among the tests Theranos will be demonstrating is a test to diagnose the Zika virus.But that information is essentially "useless," since it's still not validated by independent reviewers, Dr. Eleftherios P. Diamandis, head of clinical biochemistry at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, told Business Insider.That's because it won't be independently validated data from a large amount of test samples.
The festivities have wrapped for Microsoft s Imagine Cup, a global competition among students and young people to create new software and devices.The winner this year was ENTy, a polished and highly practical hardware solution for tracking posture, helping with diagnosis and possibly treatment of diseases that affect balance.There were 35 teams in the finals, split evenly between three categories: games, innovation, and global citizenship.All of them presented to a panel of judges on Wednesday, after which a winner was selected for each category.Those three were each awarded $50,000, but the grand prize — prestige and a private mentoring session with Satya Nadella — was reserved for today s final ceremony.Eventually the finalists were ushered out, along with the three judges: Dr Jennifer Tang, a previous winner and founder of Eyenaemia; Kasey Champion, computer science education specialist at Microsoft Learning; and John Boyega, whom you might remember from 2011 s Attack the Block and some flick about a Star War.
For years, scientists have struggled to explain why the temperatures of Jupiter s upper atmosphere are comparable to those found at Earth.They should be significantly lower, given that the gas giant is five times further from the sun.The scientists believe that the planet s infamous Great Red Spot, a hurricane three times larger than Earth, pumps out heat into its atmosphere.To identify the elusive heat source, astronomers designed observations to monitor the infra-red light 500 miles higher than the planet s rim.Dr. James O Donoghue, research scientist at BU, and lead author of the study, said: We could see almost immediately that our maximum temperatures at high altitudes were above the Great Red Spot far below ― a weird coincidence or a major clue?The Great Red Spot produces two types of turbulent energy waves that collide and heat the upper atmosphere, the study concluded.
Mashable's latest BizChats discussed how to mend relationships that are on the rocks with you fellow coworkers.Over the course of an hour, our influencers covered an array of questions ranging from how to mend a relationship with a supervisor that you got off on the wrong foot with, to constructive ways to improve your work relationship with an incompetent coworker.Several experts took part in the conversation including: Dr. Leah Klungness, Ph.D., psychologist and expert on relationship issues; Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D, psychologist, blogger and expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy for adults; Suzy Welch, business journalist, career advice contributor on the TODAY show and best-selling co-author of The Real Life MBA; and Sylvia Lafair, Ph.D., business leadership expert in optimizing workplace relationships.Check out highlights from the chat in the Storify below.Image: Mashable Composite, NBC / Contributor / Getty ImagesHave something to add to this story?
We have another one of those London Underground map reworking stories today, with this one assembled to show the tube lines that feature the highest concentrations of bacteria.Assembled by internet medical adviser Dr Edd, the Mind the Germs map charts the lab results of bacteria swabs taken from 60 surfaces inside the 10 busiest lines on the network.The results will astound you, or may at least have you pulling your jumper over your hand when pressing a door open button that's previously been mashed by thousands of unclean plague bearers.The results are charted in CFU/10 sq cm, with the CFU bit standing for colony-forming unit – a standard used to count active cells within a sample that can live and grow and therefore stand a chance of infecting people.Hence this chart of shame:Dr Ed explains that a concentration of 1,647 CFU/10 sq cm makes the Northern Line the winner at having bacteria and therefore the loser at being a clean place for humans to be transported around in, with the north/south artery containing an amazing 91.5 times more germs than the equivalent hand rails and posts of the Hammersmith & City line.
Let's start with a quick definition, courtesy in this case of TechTarget which describes it as: a cloud computing environment which uses a mixture of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms .If we consider the desktop as an on-premise computing element then next to none of us: frankly I have a very hard time understanding why one might want to replace every desktop computer with a virtual desktop that sits somewhere in the cloud.Finally, disaster recovery DR in the cloud is increasingly popular – it's usually a whole lot cheaper than paying for on-premise space in a second data centre.Given that in the average case we're likely to wind up with a hybrid cloud setup, then, what matters is that we consider the various items of glue that stick the components together.Which direction you authenticate in is largely immaterial, so long as you have all your systems pointing at a single source of truth by which I mean a resilient single source of truth, of course – you're putting all your eggs in a single basket so a replicated, redundant setup is mandatory .Perhaps, for instance, your cloud apps are split between providers in the interests of resilience or because you're running a combination SaaS services as well as self-managed apps on an IaaS installation.
We have another one of those London Underground map reworking stories today, with this one assembled to show the tube lines that feature the highest concentrations of bacteria.Assembled by internet medical adviser Dr Edd, the Mind the Germs map charts the lab results of bacteria swabs taken from 60 surfaces inside the 10 busiest lines on the network.The results will astound you, or may at least have you pulling your jumper over your hand when pressing a door open button that's previously been mashed by thousands of unclean plague bearers.The results are charted in CFU/10 sq cm, with the CFU bit standing for colony-forming unit – a standard used to count active cells within a sample that can live and grow and therefore stand a chance of infecting people.Hence this chart of shame:Dr Ed explains that a concentration of 1,647 CFU/10 sq cm makes the Northern Line the winner at having bacteria and therefore the loser at being a clean place for humans to be transported around in, with the north/south artery containing an amazing 91.5 times more germs than the equivalent hand rails and posts of the Hammersmith & City line.
A type of bacteria found in your nose could hold the key to fighting antibiotic resistant superbugs, research has suggested.Scientists said a drug called lugdunin, which is made naturally from nasal bacterium called Staphylococcus lugdunensis, produces an antibiotic lethal to the MRSA superbug.Tests showed that it had potent antimicrobial activity against a wide range of bacteria.Nasal swabs from 187 hospitalised patients showed that 5.9% of people carrying Staphylococcus lugdunensis had superbug resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria or MRSA in their noses compared with 34.7% of non-carriers.The findings, published in the journal Nature, suggest that Staphylococcus lugdunensis is a friendly microbe that helps protect us from Staphylococcus aureus.Lugdunin has apparently evolved for the purpose of bacterial elimination in the human organism, implying that it is optimised for efficacy and tolerance at its physiological site of action, said researchers, led by Dr Andreas Peschel from the University of Tubingen in Germany.
The Xiaomi Redmi Pro is arguably the hottest smartphone in the Chinese market right now, with top spec and a dual-rear camera a first for Xiaomi .The phone only launched in China last night  alongside the Xiaomi laptop and is yet to go on sale in any market.That said, the excitement around the device is pretty darn high.We got hold of some screenshots allegedly from the Helio X25 version with 4GB RAM… screenshots of the phone s AnTuTu score.If you don t want to go through the pictures which also contain the hardware info about the phone and just want to know the score, let me pull off a TL;DR for you: 91,719 points.Quite clearly, this isn t the highest for a Helio X25 phone.For instance, the Le 2 scores around 2,000 points more.Again, you can probably thank the not-so-optimised MIUI ROM on the Redmi Pro for it; it should be able to breach the 100k mark in a couple of months if done right.Xiaomi Redmi Pro Benchmarks
Hydrogen fuel-cell cars are currently available to consumers, but only in small numbers.The Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Mirai are on sale in certain regions of California, and will soon be joined by the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.The three manufacturers only plan to sell very small volumes of fuel-cell cars over the next few years, and lack of fueling infrastructure restricts sales to the Golden State for now.But the current fuel-cell landscape represents an important change from past efforts to promote hydrogen cars, according to one expert.There has been significant positive change in the hydrogen sector compared to even a decade ago, Dr. Joan Ogden — a UC Davis professor who studies energy policy — said in an interview with Autoblog Green during the recent launch of the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid.Interest in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles has waxed and waned over the years, but Ogden believes there is something different this time.That something is the framework for a long-term commitment to developing fuel-cell cars, and the fueling infrastructure needed to support them, she said.Part of that is due to the technology becoming more real through the development of more prototype cars, and the low-volume production Tucson Fuel Cell, Mirai, and Clarity Fuel Cell.At the same time, development of policies for fuel-cell adoption is becoming more focused, she said.Regions such as Southern California, and parts of Germany and Japan, now serve as lighthouse cities where efforts to deploy fuel-cell cars in large numbers can be concentrated.Helping to accomplish that is greater coordination among stakeholders in those regions, including carmakers, fueling-network operators, and governments, Ogden said.
Western Digital, via its acquired firm SanDisk, along with Toshiba, has started pilot production of 64-layer 3D NAND.These third generation BiCS3 chips are being fabbed at the Yokkaichi, Japan facilities, operated in a joint venture between WDC and Toshiba.Currently Samsung is shipping 48-layer 3D V-NAND chips.64 layers is the next step to increase per-chip capacity further.Dr Siva Sivaram, EVP for memory technology at Western Digital, has a canned quote: BiCS3 will feature the use of 3-bits-per-cell technology along with advances in high aspect ratio semiconductor processing.The first chips will have 256Gbit capacities but this will grow to 500Gbits.
Our Sun is one of up to 400 billion stars in our Milky Way, itself one of 100 billion galaxies in the universe.But so far we know of only one – Earth – that has life.This is a problem that has long plagued astronomers, and is known as the Fermi Paradox.We don't yet know if life on Earth was a cosmic fluke, or a natural progression for any planet in a star's habitable zone, where the temperature is just right for water – and life – to exist.The three main searches revolve around looking for microbial life in our own Solar System, looking for signs of life in an exoplanet's atmosphere, and searching for a signal from an advanced race."One interpretation of this failure to find alien biology is that it isn't out there," Dr Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Seti Institute Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in California, told WIRED.
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