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Skip to main content GIST Tech-I Competition Bringing together innovative science and technology entrepreneurs to compete at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Research Competitiveness Program Tech-I 2014 Finalist - David Gluckman Print Email The GIST initiative is led by the U.S. David Gluckman - LUMKANI Stage of Development: Start Up Sector: ICT Country: South Africa Website: www.lumkani.com Team: Francois Petousis, Cofounder/Engineer/Strategy Samuel Ginsberg, Cofounder/Technical Director Max Basler, Industrial Design Paul Mesarcik, Engineer/Strategy Emily Vining, Community Relations Company Description: Lumkani is a technology start-up with a vision to mitigate the loss of life and property associated with shack fires in South Africa and across the globe through proactive and early warning. Video:
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New York, 1 June 2016 - The chair of the Statistical Commission, Ms. Wasmalia Bivar of Brazil, addressed the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on 1 June during its Coordination and Management Meeting. Ms. Bivar, who provided her briefing by videolink, informed the Council that the Statistical Commission at its last session in March had agreed “as a practical starting point” on a global indicator framework, which had been developed by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). She also informed the Council of the recent work of the High-level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the plans for a first UN World Data Forum to be held in Capetown, South Africa, in January 2017. The presentation (English, Spanish) was followed by a short Q&A session.
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Although blades on the 150-foot wind turbines at the new German offshore Riffgat power plant 9 miles off the North Sea island of Bokum are finally turning, there is one big problem. They are doing so only because they are being powered by onshore fossil-fueled generators to prevent the rotors from corroding in salty air. And why might that be? While half a dozen wind farms are still being built in the North Sea, there are no follow-up contracts. There is little mystery regarding a clear lack of clamor for wind in the energy marketplace. Politicians are getting the message. Speaking at a June 12 energy conference in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel called for scaling back renewable energy subsidies to contain spiraling costs which have now reached around $27 billion per year. Merkel faces September parliamentary elections where big energy bills imposed upon households and businesses are a hot issue. The Problems Aren’t Just Blowing Offshore Why do I say “allegedly? Lessons for America?
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BERLIN -- For British entrepreneur Timothy Porter and millions of other Europeans who get generous financial incentives for solar panels, the sun has been very lucrative. Not only does the government pay Porter for producing solar energy he produces, at far higher than the market rate for electricity, but he can also use what he generates for himself. "It's fantastic," he said, admiring the solar panel he installed on the roof of his home in the English West Midlands two years ago. Such subsidies are widespread in Europe, where policymakers say that energy from wind and the sun will stave global temperature increases they blame on the use of fossil fuels like oil and coal. But Europe's debt crisis has many countries worrying more about their bottom line than climate. Governments around the world have watched Europe as it has moved to implement generous subsidy schemes like Porter's to meet ambitious green energy goals and race towards a future free of fossil fuels. ? But at what price?
European Budgets Cut Back on Green Solar and Wind Energy
On Jan. 30, a letter arrived at 10 Downing Street from 101 Members of Parliament, addressed to Prime Minister David Cameron. Its message: Stop taxpayer subsidies for wind power. The call is being echoed across Europe, where governments are reconsidering what they — and taxpayers — can afford in terms of green-energy initiatives in an age of austerity. In the boom times before the global economic crisis, European governments were eager to pump cash into renewable sources of energy to make them competitive with fossil fuels and meet carbon-dioxide-reduction targets. Greece, France and the U.K. have slashed subsidies for solar power since the recession began in 2008, and even economic powerhouse Germany has announced it will eliminate government support for solar panels by 2015. Has Europe's green-energy agenda fallen prey to the global economic crisis? Given the economic climate, it's hardly surprising governments have tried to rein things in.
Have You Ever Considered Making Money Online? Kelly Richards of New York was tired of worrying all the time where the next dollar would come from. Life seemed merely a succession of bills and worrying about how to pay them. I read Kelly's blog last month and decided to feature her story in our local job report. Working online has been a big break for Kelly, who struggled for months going from one dead end job to another. "I basically make $6,000-$8,000 a month online." I asked her how she discovered her secret to success. People use their computers everyday but rarely do they think of using them to make money. Another reason why a lot of people are getting interested in these automated software systems is that recently a lot of them have been released on the internet for free. The GoogleTrader site features a free automated trading software system that works with the binary option market. Remember, it’s always better to start small if you are a beginner. Here's how to get started:
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1- ChannelME ChannelME is a great web tool. It allows its users to browse a particular website simultaneously. They are able to look at the same content of a web page with friends in real time and even chat with each other . 2- Search Team It allows its users to search in small teams and collaborate to find the best search results. 3- Mind42 Mind42 is a great collaborative mind mapping tool . 4-Entri Entri is a free collaborative tool for writing and sharing documents . 5- Bounce It is “ a little application that lets people quickly add feedback to any webpage and toss that back and forth with other people” . 6-Wiggio Wiggio makes group work much more easier as its easy and straightforward design provides everything you need to work productively in your groups. 7-My Simple Surface My Simple Surface is a very simple online whiteboard. 8- Hackpad This is a tool to develop collaborative note-taking and writing outlines. 9- Synchtube Synchtube is a great free service for watching videos. 16- Dweeber
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Data Governance Leads to Data Quality (not the other way around) - Collibra
Back to the Blog Archive Data governance and data quality have traditionally been separate disciplines. However, at a recent data governance conference, a keynote speaker made a point that resonated with many attendees: talk about data governance as a way to achieve data quality. An organization might start looking for a data quality tool because analytics and BI projects are affected by poor data quality. However, buying a data quality tool first is like booking a surgery before being diagnosed. Two approaches to answer the above questions are: Critical data elements: identify what is critical for the business. In both cases, once the areas of focus have been detected and prioritized, data governance creates a collaborative framework for managing and defining policies, business rules, and assets to provide the necessary level of data quality control. Data owners can define key systems and processes involved. The screenshot above shows such data quality dashboard.
Librarian in Training: Making Metadata Matter (with Lego)!
A large part of my role involves managing the Research Support Ambassador Programme at Cambridge University. This Programme encourages interested staff to learn more about the research process and receive specialist training to enable them to provide a high standard of research support to library users. In addition to taking classes Ambassadors have the chance to work on a group project in order to produce training materials which can be used by librarians across Cambridge. In 2016 one of the three Ambassador project groups worked on a project to produce a presentation and teaching activity that could be used to explain metadata and came up with the brilliant idea to use Lego. The following guest post contains contributions from Kirsten Lamb (a Research Ambassador) on creating the activity and Rosie Higman (Research Data Advisor) on how it has been used in practice. The Concept Using Lego in Practice
We have a General Election on 8th June, and as always there was a rush to sort out legislation before the dissolution of Parliament. In the ‘wash up’ of bills legislation was passed in the Digital Economy Act which affects data protection. The Digital Economy Act 2017 deals with a large variety of matters, some of which are: Providing for a ‘Universal Service Obligation’ for fast broadband services; Introducing a revised ‘Electronic Communications Code’ to make it easier to provide telecommunications infrastructure; Setting up an age-verification system for viewing on-line pornography; Amending on-line intellectual property offences and increasing the maximum penalty to ten years’ imprisonment; Including e-books in the public lending right; Extending the powers of OFCOM including the regulation of the BBC; and Powers to criminalise the use of ‘bots’ to obtain event tickets. Data Protection changes The three areas affecting data protection are: Public Sector Data Sharing Direct Marketing Code
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