RSF condemns Erdogan security team’s unacceptable behavior towards journalists during US visit

first_img to go further News News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Violence News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 28, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the assault and harassment of journalists by Turkish security guards at an event in Washington, DC where President Erdogan was scheduled to speak yesterday. This is not the first time such unacceptable behavior has been used against journalists covering a visit by the Turkish president to the United States. April 1, 2016 – Updated on April 4, 2016 RSF condemns Erdogan security team’s unacceptable behavior towards journalists during US visit Yesterday at the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was scheduled to give a speech, his security guards harassed and physically assaulted journalists trying to cover the event. They also forcibly attempted to remove several journalists from inside, although they were on the guest list. The Brookings staff prevented them from ejecting the journalists.Adem Yavuz Arslan, Washington Correspondent of Turkey’s Ozgür Düşünce Daily newspaper, was kicked out of the building while checking in. A senior Brookings official eventually escorted Arslan back in but Brookings had to assign a security guard to the seat next to him since Turkish security guards continued to “verbally harass, insult and threaten” him. “Erdogan’s guards are not committing these barbaric acts against independent media on their own, Arslan told Reporters Without Borders (RSF). “I’m pretty confident they have their orders.” Several other journalists were involved in the tussle with Turkish security guards. Another Turkish journalist, Emre Uslu, told AP he was kicked in the leg outside the event by Erdogan’s bodyguards and was prevented from attending the speech. An American reporter attempting to film the harassment received a kick in the chest, according to AFP.“RSF condemns the Turkish security guards’ unacceptable behavior towards journalists covering this important event in Washington, DC,” said Delphine Halgand, RSF’s US Director. “Not only is Erdogan abusing freedom of the press on a regular basis in his own country, but now his security team believes they can obstruct freedom of the press in the United States. ” “Turkey’s leader and his security team are guests in the United States,” declared Thomas Burr, president of the National Press Club, in a statement issued yesterday. “Erdogan doesn’t get to export such abuse.” This is not the first time Erdogan’s security team has used these harsh methods against journalists covering an Erdogan visit to the US. In September 2014, Erdogan’s bodyguards attacked two Turkish journalists in New York during a visit between the Turkish leader and United States Vice President Joe Biden. One of the reporters was Adem Yavuz Arslan, the very same journalist attacked yesterday. Arslan said the president’s nephew, Ali Erdogan, who was a member of his security detail, evicted him from the hotel at the behest of one of the president’s advisers. Once he was on the street, two other advisers, Senol Kazanci and Aydin Ünal, threatened him. “Your existence is a crime,” one of them said. Two unidentified men then physically attacked Arslan in the street in front of the hotel.Turkey is ranked 149th out of 180 countries in RSF’s latest World Press Freedom Index. Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Violence Receive email alerts Follow the news on Turkey Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit RSF_en last_img read more

The 10 biggest new project filings in NYC

first_imgShare via Shortlink Email Address* TF Cornerstone President Frederick Elghanayan with 2-10 54th Avenue and 55-01 Second Street in Long Island City (Google Maps)Opponents chased Amazon’s proposed second headquarters away from Long Island City, but that hasn’t stopped a wave of new projects from coming to the neighborhood.Of the 10 biggest new building applications filed in December, four were for parcels in the Queens neighborhood. Three of those were for projects linked to the Elghanayan family’s companies, TF Cornerstone and Rockrose. If approved, these three projects would together generate nearly 1,700 residential units.The remaining applications covered new projects in Brooklyn, Manhattan and the Bronx. Here’s the full list:1. 2-10 54th Avenue, QueensTF Cornerstone filed an application to build a 812-unit apartment tower on 54th Avenue in Long Island City. The firm purchased the one-acre site, along with an adjacent one at 55-01 Second Street, in November 2018. SLCE Architects is the architect of record for the proposed 39-story tower.2. 23-20 Borden Avenue, QueensInnovo Property Group filed an application to build a five-story, 680,000-square-foot building, consisting of three stories of industrial use and two stories of studio and accessory space, on this site near Long Island Expressway. The developer purchased the 4.7-acre site for $75 million in January 2019. KSS Architects is the architect of record.3. 55-01 Second Street, QueensTF Cornerstone also filed an application for a 34-story, 575-unit apartment building on a site adjacent to 2-10 54th Avenue in Long Island City. In addition to 485,000 square feet of residential space, the proposed building would have 14,000 square feet of commercial space. SLCE Architects is also the architect of record.4. 1515 Surf Avenue, BrooklynLCOR filed an application to build a 26-story, 322-unit mixed-income apartment building on a site one block from the Coney Island boardwalk. The developer, which is majority-owned by the California State Teachers Retirement System, has signed a 99-year ground lease to gain control of the nearly full-block parking lot on Surf Avenue. Anthony Tortora, LCOR’s senior vice president, told The Real Deal that up to 30 percent of the apartments would be designated as affordable. Studio V Architecture is the architect of record.5. 43-14 Queens Avenue, QueensRockrose Development, led by Henry and Justin Elghanayan, filed an application to construct a 19-story, 301-unit residential building in Long Island City. According to the application, the proposed building also includes about 4,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, according to Crain’s. SLCE Architects is the architect of record.6. 203 Newport Street, BrooklynThe Bridge, a New York City-based nonprofit advocating for mental health and housing solutions, filed an application to build a seven-story mixed-use building in Brownsville. Plans call for 174 apartments, about 39,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 2,500 square feet for a community facility. Think Architecture & Design is the architect of record.7. 2226 Third Avenue, ManhattanReal Estate Equities Corporation, a New York City-based real estate development firm headed by Brandon Miller and Mark Seigel, filed an application to build a 10-story mixed-use building on a lot in East Harlem. The developer signed a 99-year ground lease agreement with the property owner Khedouri Associates to control the site. The proposed building features total 98,000 square feet of community facility and 36,500 square feet of commercial area. DXA Studio Architecture is the architect of record.8. 2919 West 16th Street, BrooklynLCOR filed another application in Coney Island, this one for a 16-story mixed-use building with 139 apartments and about 1,500 square feet of commercial space. SLCE Architects is the architect of record.9. 1245 Edward L. Grant Highway, BronxMark Stagg’s Stagg Group filed an application to construct a 12-story, 121-unit residential building in Highbridge. About 30 percent of its units would be affordable, and a third of those would be set aside for formerly homeless people, Crain’s reported. Marin Architects is the architect of record.10. 4778 Broadway, ManhattanJorge Madruga’s MADDD Equities filed an application to construct an eight-story building on a quarter-acre site in Inwood. Most of the 75,000-square-foot building would be dedicated to a community facility, with about 19,000 square feet dedicated to commercial space. Aufgang Architects is the architect of record.Read moreNo Amazon, no problem: TF Cornerstone plans 1,400 apartments in LICCalifornia teachers get in on Coney Island’s redevelopmentRockrose continues LIC expansion with 300-unit tower TagsBronxbrooklynCommercial Real EstateDevelopmentManhattanMultifamily MarketQueens Full Name*center_img Contact Akiko Matsuda Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message*last_img read more

School of Architecture moves into Walsh Family Hall

first_imgThis semester, the School of Architecture officially left Bond Hall — its home for more than 50 years — and relocated to the newly-constructed Walsh Family Hall.Michael Lykoudis, dean of the school of architecture, said while he enjoyed his time in Bond, its location felt estranged from other areas of campus.“I’d say, ‘We’re a little bit like Hawaii. We’re the smallest state in the Union, the furthest West and a little exotic,’” he said.Lykoudis said Walsh Family Hall’s position on the edge of campus makes the school easier to find and it offers better parking access.“The location of the building is a great advertisement, if you will, for the school,” he said.The new building’s floor plan also affords architecture students more opportunity to collaborate and mix, he added.“Studios were all broken up on different floors and in some cases, smaller rooms. So, it was hard to have communication of ideas between the studios,” he said. “Here we have big floor plates on two floors … so there’s going to be a greater sense of community, greater sense of what studio culture is about.”Professor of architecture Philip Bess said he will always have a nostalgic appreciation for Bond.“Bond is in a great section of campus, you know?” he said. “From my office I could see the Dome and the lakes.”While the new location offers access to many different parts of campus, Bess said he will miss the historic quarter of Notre Dame.“We’re further away from the heart of campus,” he said.Senior architecture student Patrick Keough said he looks forward to using the new spaces in Walsh Family Hall.“The new studios will be a new dynamic for our studio culture,” he said.Though the new building offers certain advantages, the move to Walsh Family Hall was bittersweet, Keough said.“I know many of my classmates will dearly miss Bond because of the great memories we had inside of it,” he said.While the future of Bond Hall is uncertain, it will likely house offices for other academic departments, vice president for facilities design and operations and University architect Doug Marsh said in an email.“[Bond] is being considered for a variety of academic space that will be centered on undergraduate teaching and learning,” he said in the email. “More information on the backfill planning for Bond Hall will be forthcoming in the early part of the Spring Semester.”Lykoudis said the building’s location and design works well as a representation of the Notre Dame academic mission.“Architecture really embodies the unity of knowledge, which is what we at Notre Dame talk about an awful lot,” he said. “I think the building symbolizes that.”Tags: Architecture Library, Bond Hall, Michael Lykoudis, School of Architecture, Walsh Family Hall of Architecturelast_img read more

Trail Mix 2020 – Vol. VI

first_img Wrong Glorybots 3:38 Cold Beverage The Infamous Stringdusters & G Love 3:52 There’s lots of great new stuff on this mix, too. Discover tracks from Michael McDermott, Jenny O., VickiKristinaBarcelona, Automagik, Turkeyfoot, Nate Lee, Bendigo Fletcher, Teddy Thompson, Lauren Calve, Glorybots, and Jack The Radio. Birds Tricked Into the Trees Damien Jurado July Rain Hayley Sabella Trail Mix is happy to welcome back some long time friends this month. Noted songwriter Will Hoge returns, as do Lizanne Knott and Hayley Sabella. And one of our long time favorite acoustic outfits, The Infamous Stringdusters, have a new collaboration out with G Love, which the mix is proud to feature. DOWNLOAD THIS MONTHS PLAYLIST HERE Wild Fire Lauren Calve So much good music. It’s right here. Grab it and take it on your next outdoor adventure, or just listen while you watch the sunset. However you partake of it, there is the hope that these tunes and these artists bring you a little serenity during these tenuous times. So dig in. And, when you discover a song here that really makes you smile, reach out and grab the whole record. Support these great artists that allow us to showcase their music on Trail Mix each month. Embed Behave Riches Of The Poor 4:06 Serenity Nate Lee I’m Coming Over Automagik Bomb Silo Agents of Good Roots Copy and paste this code to your site to embed. Broken Heart Pat McGee Band Soul Factory Bendigo Fletcher 5:30 It was 1996, I had recently moved to Charlottesville, and I can remember standing in the Plan 9 music store on the Corner, debating over whether to grab a copy of Pat McGee’s From The Wood or Agents of Good Roots’ Where’d You Get That Vibe?. In retrospect, I should have just grabbed them both. At the time, I went with the Pat McGee disc, though I soon returned for the Agents record I had left behind. Both bands became staples of my late 90s/early 2000s listening experience and I frequented their shows as often as possible when they came through town. I became a regular at the Agents of Good Roots shows at Trax before the band broke out and began touring nationally, and I even met my future brother and sister-in-law at a Pat McGee Band release party at Starr Hill Music Hall. What Now Teddy Thompson 3:45 3:42 The Curse Will Hoge 3:58 5:31 Even if I Tried Jenny O. Contender Michael McDermott 2:14 5:18 2:33 Paint The Sky Jack The Radio 3:45 3:56 Promise of Tomorrow Turkeyfoot 3:33 Last week, I traveled via musical time machine back to the mid-1990s Charlottesville music scene. So, I must admit to being a bit excited when I discovered that both bands have recently released new music. A couple Fridays ago, I huddled in front of the television with my wife and brother and sister-in-law to check out a Pat McGee stream that was part of a Longwood University event. All three had attended Longwood when Pat was just starting out his music career in Farmville, and it was during the show that we discovered he and his original band had a new record out. Then, just days later, Andrew Winn, lead singer of Agents of Good Roots, showed up in my “People You Might Know” feed on Facebook, and I clicked his image, ultimately finding that Winn and his mates in AGR were putting out new tunes here and there. With a few emails and Facebook messages, brand new tracks from two of my favorite Virginia bands ended up on this month’s mix. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up VickiKristinaBarcelona This Old World Lizanne Knott Audio PlayerRiches Of The PoorBehaveUse Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.00:000:00 / 5:21 3:18 5:21 3:42 4:01 3:00 All The Same The Harmed Brothers 3:05 last_img read more

Decatur County FOP endorses Harter for prosecutor

first_imgGreensburg, In. —Members of the Decatur County Fraternal Order of police have formally endorsed Nathan Harter for Decatur County prosecutor.The statement reads:In looking at whether to endorse a candidate, we determine whether the candidate shares our values and whether they have demonstrated a similar dedication to serving the public. Regarding the race for prosecuting attorney for Decatur County, we have elected to support a candidate based on his achievements and record. At this time, we formally, officially, and publicly endorse Nathan W. Harter IV for Decatur County prosecutor. From midnight warrants to budget hearings, from training to trials, Harter truly engages with and serves law enforcement. Under his leadership, our public safety community is strong, aggressive, and effective. We are glad to have him as a teammate. Together we are making Decatur County safer, more unified, and more focused on a bright future. We urge our fellow community members to renew their contract with Harter by re-electing him Decatur County prosecutor.last_img read more

Half-time: Southampton 0 QPR 0

first_imgQPR made it to the break on level terms despite a difficult first half at St Mary’s.They were on the back foot from the start and were forced into an early change after Sandro suffered an apparent head injury after eight minutes.The Brazilian midfielder, back after a knee problem, was replaced by Karl Henry following lengthy treatment.Southampton, second in the table and enjoying their best start to a top-flight season since 1988, have looked dangerous so far.They almost went ahead when Dusan Tadic’s shot deflected off Steven Caulker and onto the outside of the post, before Saints forward Graziano Pelle fired into the side netting from near the edge of the six-yard box.Rangers, thrashed 4-0 in their two previous away league games this season, have been largely second best but their passing has been better and they have shown much more willingness to press the opposition.Eduardo Vargas had got through plenty of work for them on the left-hand side in an attempt to track Nathaniel Clyne.Even so, Southampton should be ahead and Morgan Schniederlin missed a great chance for them, steering his shot wide from close range after being set up by Sadio Mane.Rangers’ best opening came in first-half injury time when Charlie Austin shot wide. QPR (4-2-3-1): Green; Isla, Caulker, Ferdinand, Traore; Sandro (Henry 11), Fer; Phillips, Kranjcar; Vargas, Austin. Subs: Hill, McCarthy, Onouha, Dunne, Hoilett, Zamora.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Chinese firm wins SA locomotives order

first_img22 October 2012A consortium led by Chinese manufacturer CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive (CSR) has been named as the winning bidder to supply Transnet with 95 electric locomotives as the South African state company embarks on a massive drive to upgrade its freight rail capabilities.Transnet will pay R2.6-billion (about US$300-million) for the 95 locomotives, the first 10 of which will be assembled in CSR’s factories in China, while the remainder will be made in South Africa.CSR owns 70% of the winning joint venture consortium – to be known as CSR E-loco Supply – with local partner Matsetse Basadi owning the remainder.R300-bn capital investment programmeEarlier this year, Transnet announced the details of a R300-billion capital investment programme that it said would create over half-a-million new jobs while making its freight rail division the fifth-largest in the world.The company plans to spend the lion’s share of this, R205-billion, on rail projects – R151-billion on freight rail – as it pushes to increase its freight rail volumes from about 200-million to 350-million tons by 2019, while increasing its market share of South African container traffic from around 79% to 92%.This increase would significantly reduce the cost of doing business in South Africa, Transnet said at the time, citing internal studies showing that rail in the country was on average 75% cheaper than road transport.Shifting freight from road to railA large-scale shift in freight transport from road to rail would also “address costs, congestion and reduce carbon emissions,” the company said.In addition to the 95 locomotives that CSR E-loco Supply will deliver, Transnet has invited additional proposals for the supply of 1 064 locomotives, including 465 diesel and 599 electric locomotives.Speaking at the official signing of the tender at Transnet Freight Rail’s depot in Pretoria on Monday, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said the award followed an open and public tender process which drew interest from leading manufacturers around the world.CSR E-loco Supply will deliver the first batch of locomotives by December 2013, with the last batch scheduled to be delivered by September 2014.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Radebe: academia must embrace the ideals of the NDP

first_img1 October 2015The principles of the National Development Plan (NDP), which South African society must strive to fulfil by 2030, were unpacked yesterday by Minister Jeff Radebe, the minister in the Presidency responsible for government planning, monitoring and evaluation.Radebe, also the chairperson of the National Planning Commission, was speaking at a public lecture held at the University of South Africa (Unisa), in Pretoria on 30 September.The NDP, the minister said, identified the critical challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality that needed to be addressed. It also outlined the actions and measures that needed to be taken in order to achieve the vision.It outlined the physical, human and institutional capabilities necessary to ensure socio-economic transformation, Radebe added, saying it highlighted the importance of clarifying roles and responsibilities of different actors in government and society, to ensure effective implementation.“In this sense, the NDP is not the plan of government or the ruling party, but a plan for South Africa that is inclusive of all sections of society in which the state has a specific role relative to the roles of others,” he explained.Reiterating the minister’s remarks after his presentation, human rights lawyer Tseliso Thipanyane, who is the chief executive officer of the Safer South Africa Foundation, said the minister’s message about the NDP not being a government plan but a national plan that needed all sectors of society to participate in implementation, was an important one. It was a message that academics and their institutions, such as Unisa, had an important role to play in making the plan a success.“Academics,” Thipanyane said, “play a major role in producing future leaders of this country. Therefore, as they educate our young people they should bear in mind what the vision of this country is, and this lecture gave them a content of what they should be teaching.”South Africa could no longer have many young people with university qualifications which are not being used to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.During his lecture, Radebe expanded on the NDP’s encouragement of good governance, as part of the non-physical infrastructure that needed to be developed to support socio-economic change. He explained that “the decisions about how to spend public resources, what to prioritise in the face of competing demands, the sequence in which to implement priorities, is a function of governance”.The decision about how much weight to give to international developments that affected our development, as well as the type of relations to have with other nations were functions of good governance. Communicating these decisions to citizens was also a function of government, which must be done in good faith for the good of the South African people, Radebe concluded.Source: SANews.govlast_img read more

IoT and the Transformation of the Modern Workplace

first_imgIn the 1990s and early-2000s, computers changed offices and how they functioned. Suddenly the desk phone was no longer the only access point employees had to the outside world. A computer appeared on everyone’s desks, and the entire approach to sales, marketing, and customer service changed.Here we are in 2019, and the IoT is causing new reverberations and shifts that will shape the business world for years to come. Some even say it has the potential to create more of an impact than the personal computer.The Breadth of the IoTWhether we’re aware of it or not, we all have a significant level of intimacy with the IoT. The average American consumer has 13 connected devices in his ownership – including smartphones, tablets, computers, wearable devices, TVs, security systems, etc.By 2020, Cisco is estimating that the global quantum of IoT devices will reach 50 billion. By 2030, the IoT will create as much as $15 trillion in worldwide GDP growth – the equivalent of the entire Chinese economy.We can’t even wrap our heads around how influential the IoT is in our own personal lives – so we certainly aren’t aware of how it’s impacting larger global trends – including the modern workplace. But while we may not be capable of accurately predicting specific numbers and trends, we can be sure of one thing: The IoT is here to stay. And if the IoT is sticking around for the long haul, it’ll continue to fundamentally alter and transform the modern workplace.The Growth of Remote WorkingRemote working is no longer taboo or out of the ordinary. We all know a handful of people who work from home or only commute into the office a couple of days per week. As a matter of fact, you probably have remote working flexibility opportunities of your own. But this is just the beginning. Cisco believes that more than half of a company’s full-time workforce will be working remotely by 2020. And it’s no coincidence that this is the same year that IoT devices presumably scale up to 50 billion in number.The IoT makes remote working possible. Connected devices, combined with cloud internet access, allows for people to work from anywhere with any device and accomplish the same work that they could undertake in a traditional office setting. For better or worse, it’s rendering the typical office obsolete as an organizational epicenter.Many employees and professionals are opting to work from home. Recent reports show that more than 5 percent of the American workforce, or 8 million people, are now working full-time from home. That may not sound like a lot, but consider that just 3.3 percent were working from home at the turn of the century. Millions of Americans have made the shift in the last decade and a half, which is highly reflective of the growth in connected devices.But not everyone has the ability or desire to work from home. This creates a need for something in between a traditional office and a home office – a place where professionals can gather together, collaborate, and/or independently tackle work projects. Over the past few years, coworking spaces have emerged to fill this void. As the IoT continues to grow up, coworking spaces will play an increasingly important role in the American business world. In fact, some small businesses might even ditch their offices altogether and meet at coworking spaces daily.“As commercial real estate property values continue to skyrocket, coworking spaces will continue to provide a financial advantage for small businesses,” Novel Coworking explains. “Not only can coworking spaces provide all the same amenities and benefits of traditional office spaces, but they even offer some unique advantages over traditional offices, such as the promise of collaboration and unique networking events.”While advances in technology have catalyzed the shift towards remote working, it’s ultimately these other factors that will excite and motivate businesses and their employees. Remote working is cost-effective, more efficient, more fulfilling, and far more practical than having hundreds of individuals cooped up in a central location that’s insulated from the outside world. As more people recognize this, remote working will continue to grow.Changing SchedulesThe IoT isn’t just changing how and where we work – it’s also leading to shifts in when we work.For better or worse, the 9-to-5 is dead. Sure, there are still plenty of people who work standard 40-hour workweeks or have jobs that employ standard eight-hour shifts, but they’re becoming more rare.As businesses shift to account for remote working, so do the expectations and demands. Companies care about output, profitability, and brand image. And they’re finding that employees who work on their own terms are more likely to work when they’re productive. So instead of having a bunch of groggy employees clocking in early in the morning, businesses let their team members use flex scheduling to work when they’re most efficient and productive (within reason, of course).This can, however, create challenges. For global companies – or organizations who have employees working remotely all over the world – time-zones can be tricky to manage. Businesses have to be smart about how they handle this issue.“We have two offices on opposite coasts and multiple remote workers,” says Micah Johnson of GoFanbase. “Whenever we bring on new people, we make sure that we’re very clear with the team about where they are located and the time zone they are working in. We also have their location stored in an employee database that anyone can look up. This makes scheduling and assigning tasks much smoother since the team knows when other members will be working.”It’s little nuances like these that can’t be accounted for until businesses actually make the shift to new scheduling trends. But thankfully IoT devices and connected platforms allow for rather seamless communication in spite of these issues.Automation for the WinFrom a business ownership and management perspective, the IoT’s most promising impact could ultimately be experienced through automation and technology that allows businesses to streamline tasks that have traditionally been performed on a manual basis.Most are aware of how automation is impacting industrial businesses and manufacturing companies, but it doesn’t stop there. Connected devices are creating opportunities in plenty of other spaces. The IoT and ecommerce, for example, are currently on a collision course.As ecommerce companies are able to automate certain core tasks and processes, they’re able to better educate consumers, enhance cyber security, personalize shopping experiences, streamline the checkout process, enhance logistics and inventory through smart shelving, leverage beacons, establish demand-aware warehouses, and improve maintenance and warranties related to their products.But then there’s the employee perspective, which is noticeably more trepid and less bullish on the idea of automation in the workplace. For years, people have been fearful that the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and robots will make certain jobs obsolete. And they’re right to be fearful – to a degree.The truth is that highly trained and educated individuals don’t have much to worry about. There will always be a role for them. Unfortunately, it’s people on the lower end of the job market that will be impacted the most.“Automation is likely to replace half of all low-skilled jobs,” says Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research. “Communities where people have lower levels of educational attainment and lower incomes are the most vulnerable to automation. Considerable labor market turbulence is likely in the coming generation.”Within the next two decades, it’s entirely possible that we’ll see the modern workplace be restructured from the top-down. You’ll have a handful of business executives and leaders at the top, a few skilled workers in the middle who oversee and monitor the company’s technology, and robots, AI, and automated solutions at the bottom rungs of the corporate ladder. And for better or worse, the IoT will be responsible for this tidal wave of change.Proactively Preparing for ChangeFar too many businesses, executives, and employees are bracing themselves for significant shifts at the hands of the growing IoT sector. But this is the wrong approach. People need to be proactively preparing for change – not bracing for impact.Whether you like it or not, the future of work will look far different than the present. Nothing is certain, except for the fact that the business world will be characterized by change and uncertainty for decades to come. Everything from how we work and where we work to when we work and who’s doing the working is up for discussion. Some of the change will be good, while other changes will be met with resistance. That’s just how these things go.Instead of being blindsided by IoT transformation, you can get ahead of the curve and prepare. If you put yourself in a position where you’re educated on the issues at hand and have skills that are indispensable, you’ll do fine. That’s an oversimplified way of viewing the situation, but in a world of advanced technology, it’s often the simplest approaches that work best. Frank Landman Frank is a freelance journalist who has worked in various editorial capacities for over 10 years. He covers trends in technology as they relate to business. Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Follow the Puckcenter_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Related Posts Top 5 Areas Where Companies Want IoT Solutionslast_img read more

Wimbledon 2011: Paes-Cara out, Bhupathi-Elena in semis of mixed doubles

first_imgLeander Paes and Cara Black bowed out of the Wimbledon mixed doubles event after suffering a straight set defeat in the quarter-finals against Daniel Nestor and Yung-Jan Chan here.Leander Paes made an exit but his doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the semi-finals of the Wimbledon. APThe 14th seed Indo-Zimbabwean pair lost 3-6 2-6 to the eighth seed Canadian-Taipei combination.Paes’ doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi advanced to the semifinals with Elena Vesnina after defeating Israel’s Jonathan Erlich and Shahar Peer 6-4 6-1.Erlich and Peer were no match for the in-form Indo-Russian duo as they sen packing their opponents in exactly an hour.Bhupathi and Vesnina, who dominated proceedings from the word go, committed no double faults as compared to the four by Erlich and Peer.Bhupathi and Vesnina served six winners as compared to six by the unseeded Israeli pair.last_img read more