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Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Tags LG Electronics unveiled its G Flex smartphone, describing the unit as “the best representation yet of how a smartphone should be curved”.This follows the introduction of Samsung’s curved-screen device, Galaxy Round, which takes a different approach from the LG unit.While the G Flex is curved in an arc from top to bottom, Galaxy Round is curved from left to right.LG said that the design is “optimised for the average face, to deliver improved voice and sound quality”, and that it “offers a more reassuring grip and fits more comfortably in one’s back pocket”.The company also said that in landscape mode, it offers “an IMAX-like experience, with the result being the most comfortable view angle for watching videos or playing games”.The South Korean company said that the construction of the device was “only possible through the successful collaboration with sister companies LG Display and LG Chem”.The 6-inch display is said to feature “the world’s largest plastic OLED display developed and mass produced specifically for smartphones”, while it also includes “the world’s first curved battery technology”.Aside from its curved form, the device features the rear navigation key first introduced with the G2. It also has a “self healing” coating on the rear cover, which has “the ability to recover from the daily wear-and-tear scratches and nicks that un-cased smartphones are likely to receive”.In its Korean-market form, it is powered by a 2.26GHz quadcore processor, has a 13MP main camera, and includes LTE Advanced connectivity.LG Flex will be available in South Korea from next month through the three major operators. Availability in other markets will be announced “thereafter”. LG Devices HomeDevicesNews LG joins curved smartphone pack Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 28 OCT 2013 Steve Costello LG plays to next-gen features in latest flagship Previous ArticleTelstra claims world first on LTE broadcastNext ArticleMyanmar govt sizes up partners for incumbent – report Qualcomm strikes LG patent deal following spat KT makes LG Electronics trade-in move Author
Bud Selig (left) and Frank Robinson. (Photos: Getty)NEW YORK (AP) — The highest-ranking Hispanic woman in a management position at Major League Baseball headquarters said in a lawsuit on Thursday she has faced discrimination there for two decades.Sylvia Lind’s lawsuit, filed in Manhattan federal court, seeks unspecified damages for what she describes as a failure by the league to consider, interview, appoint and promote qualified Hispanic women to managerial and executive positions. Lind, 48, says the league has created a hostile work environment for her because of her age.Lind, the league’s director of baseball initiatives in its Office of the Commissioner, names as defendants the league, Commissioner Bud Selig and Hall of Famer Frank Robinson, who supervised her. Messages to the league were not immediately returned Thursday.The lawsuit says Lind works in an industry dominated by White men and has been passed over for promotions and underpaid since 1995.Lind said Hispanics are underrepresented in the management level while baseball has a high percentage of Hispanic players. She said of 52 people who are vice presidents or above only two are Hispanic and only 12 are women.According to the lawsuit, Lind, who is of Cuban descent and lives in New Jersey, earned her law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 1995. It says she began working for Major League Baseball on Nov. 21, 1995, as supervisor in the legal department of MLB Properties Inc. at an annual salary of $43,000.She said she was the only Hispanic female lawyer in the legal department at the time and no Hispanic attorneys have been hired since.Lind said her troubles with the league worsened after Robinson, who played for several teams between 1956 and 1976, became executive vice president of baseball development in June 2012 and criticized her writing and other skills.She said Robinson, who won rookie of the year and MVP honors with the Cincinnati Reds and MVP with the Baltimore Orioles, lacked the educational credentials, professional license and executive experience to qualify for the job, which paid him more than $1 million annually.Lind said the league’s discriminatory conduct was carried out even as she was assigned to plan, advance and promote the league’s annual Civil Rights Game.“While plaintiff has always maintained a professional demeanor to the public and endeavored to do what is in the best interest for MLB, it has been extremely disheartening, utterly demoralizing and extraordinarily taxing on her, both emotionally and psychologically, to almost singlehandedly perpetuate what she has known to be the diversity and equal employment opportunity falsehood,” the lawsuit said.
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Three Southland women’s basketball teams picked up its first league win Saturday afternoon with Sam Houston State edging Nicholls at the buzzer, Houston Baptist beating Northwestern State and UIW taking down New Orleans. In other conference action, Stephen F. Austin won its seventh consecutive game and moved to 4-0 in league play with a 58-51 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Lamar won its third straight league game with a 72-58 victory against McNeese State and Oral Roberts handed Central Arkansas its first conference game in a 70-60 decision.Sam Houston State 51, Nicholls 50HUNTSVILLE, Texas – Senior guard Jasmine Johnson hit a game-winning three-pointer at the final buzzer to give the Sam Houston women’s basketball team a dramatic 51-50 win over Nicholls State. The win is the Kats first in Southland play this season. | Read More | Nicholls RecapHouston Baptist 67, Northwestern State 56HOUSTON, Texas – Behind Shanice Steenholdt’s seventh double-double, the Houston Baptist women’s basketball team won their first Southland Conference game, as the Huskies defeated visiting Northwestern State, 67-56, Saturday afternoon at Sharp Gym. | Read More | NSU RecapUIW 67, New Orleans 38NEW ORLEANS, La. – Behind a great defensive effort, the University of the Incarnate Word women’s basketball team picked up their first Southland Conference victory of the season in a 67-38 win at New Orleans on Saturday at Lakefront Arena. | Read More | UNO RecapStephen F. Austin 58, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 51CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – It took all 40 minutes, but the Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks came away with a victory on Saturday afternoon at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi by the score of 58-51 thanks to sharp shooting and a stingy defense. | Read More | A&M-Corpus Christi RecapLamar 72, McNeese State 58BEAUMONT, Texas –The Lamar Lady Cardinals needed a big play at a crucial time of Saturday’s game against McNeese State. Gia Ayers delivered. Ayers completed a four-point play with 10:39 remaining in the second half to give the Lady Cardinals the lead for good as they ran their winning streak to three games with a 72-58 victory over the Cowgirls in a Southland Conference women’s basketball game. | Read More | McNeese RecapOral Roberts 70, Central Arkansas 60TULSA, Okla. – Oral Roberts University overcame several rallies and a slew of tough breaks to knock off Southland Conference leader Central Arkansas, 70-60, on Saturday afternoon at the Mabee Center. Alexus Wilson and Dorottya Balla led ORU with 13 points each. | Read More | UCA Recap
31 August 2007The government this week endorsed three initiatives aimed at boosting South Africa’s aerospace industry: building a multi-million rand component supplier park outside Pretoria; expanding an existing support programme for suppliers; and tackling the shortage of skills in the industry.According to Business Day, the supplier park, the Centurion Aerospace Village, will be built with R29-million provided by the European Union, which has also pledged a further R40-million for the project over the next two years.The supplier park will cluster aerospace manufacturing companies that cater for international markets.The second initiative involves expansion of the Aerospace Industry Support Initiative, which aims to develop an industry supplier base through a supply-chain improvement programme and a supplier development programme.According to Business Day, the support initiative will involve the incubation of programmes worth R10-million per year.Taking up the skills challengeThe third initiative involves work done by the National Aerospace Centre of Excellence (NACoE) to address the scarcity of skills and capacity in the local aerospace industry.Engineering News reported this week that European commercial and military airline manufacturer Airbus had entered into a research and technology development partnership with the NACoE, Stellenbosch University and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.Under the partnership, Airbus and the NACoE have committed to fund 30 South African postgraduate positions for work focussing on aerospace-related topics, with core themes such as the development and application of automation and smart structures techniques, technologies and processes.According to Engineering News, Airbus is also working closely with the Department of Science and Technology and the NACoE to develop a scheme that will eventually encompass all areas of aerospace, aerostructures, systems engineering, manufacturing, aircraft operations and management.“This symbiotic relationship will also benefit local small and medium-sized enterprises wanting to position themselves as suppliers to Airbus and other original equipment manufacturers,” Airbus international cooperation manager Remy Moreau told Engineering News.“It will enable them to source local students who are familiar with Airbus, its processes and culture, but without any additional cost to themselves.”Export growth potentialThe government’s prioritising of SA’s aerospace industry is in line with its aim to increase the country’s exports. It also seeks to exploit the growth in commercial air traffic, and the consequent need for aircraft maintenance and modification, around the continent.According to Business Day, government research shows that technology-intensive industries in developing countries grew by 20% over a 13-year period, as opposed to slower growth for lower-tech and resource-based industries.Speaking to journalists at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria this week, Trade and Industry Minister Mandisi Mpahlwa said the government, in deciding whether to back the aerospace sector, was “acutely aware that technology and knowledge are crucial factors of production in modern advanced economies, and those new technological developments can create platforms for further innovations.”Mpahlwa added that as much as three-quarters the more than 200 local companies involved in aerospace-related work were smaller firms, pointing to a thriving medium-sized industry base.In a further boost to South Africa’s aerospace ambitions, the Department of Science and Technology announced this week that the long-awaited South African Space Agency, which will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the country’s space and technology programmes, will be set up by March 2008.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Tags:#advertising#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Though unsurprising, a new study released today by a consortium of big players in advertising found hard numbers to back up what you might have guessed. Specifically, that only 6% of people online are contributing 50% of the clicks to display advertisements. Starcom USA, behavioral targeting network Tacoda and comScore performed the study.Those people who click heavily have a number of other characteristics of note. “Heavy clickers skew towards Internet users between the ages of 25-44 and households with an income under $40,000,” the study said, and they “are also relatively more likely to visit auctions, gambling, and career services sites a markedly different surfing pattern than non-clickers.” The authors conclude that the heavy clickers do shop more online than the population at large, but not at a rate proportional to their click rate influence. In other words, if your ads are getting a lot of click-throughs and you are holding your breath that they will monetize better any day now – you’re not likely to find relief any time soon. The study also found that there was not a high correlation between heavy clickers and increased brand loyalty. Search ads were not included in the findings but add in the fact that after a few years online more people won’t help but be able to learn the difference between their browser’s address bar and search bar – and the overall ad money pot doesn’t look terribly reliable.These numbers probably speak for themselves, and will mean different things to different people, but we do hope that our unusually engaged readers will enjoy checking out the services of RWW advertisers. 🙂 Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…
China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … How to Get Started in China and Have Success What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… Related Posts A new study shows that startups do better when they’re launched in the place where their founders were born or have lived for a long time. Makes sense, but the reasons why are surprisingly complex and modern.Our first guess was that the key to startup success is the founder’s ability to go to their parents’ house to cadge a hot meal. And that’s not entirely wrong. But there’s more to it than that.The study, by Professor Olav Sorenson of the Yale School of Management and Michael Dahl of Aalborg University in Copenhagen, Denmark, is titled “Home Sweet Home: Entrepreneurs’ Location Choices and the Performance of Their Ventures.” It looked at data from 13,166 Danish startups founded between 1995 to 2004 and discovered that companies launched by founders with an average tenure of 6.4 years in a region had a 9% lower failure rate and took in $8,172 more in annual profit than companies launched by newcomers. Each additional year of tenure reduced the failure rate by nearly 2% and increased profits by $1,362.Location = Industry Experience“The effect we found is substantial,” Sorenson told ReadWriteWeb. “It’s similar in size to the value of having prior industry experience.” Although his study was conducted in Denmark, he thinks the data would look similar in other parts of the globe.Sorenson surmises that startup founders do better amid familiar surroundings because social networks are vital when you’re starting a business. “You need investors and early employees to trust you and those are people you already know,” he says.Prevailing wisdom has it that the path to startup success is shorter and smoother if it leads through Silicon Valley. But Sorenson says this is not necessarily the case. Remember: for every Mark Zuckerberg who moves to the Valley to build Facebook, there are thousands of itinerant founders who go there and faceplant.Follow the MoneyHis caveat: if some investor throws a stack of funding at you, go wherever the VC asks you to go. “If you find a VC who will fund your business if you move, you should probably move,” Sorenson said. “Because VCs don’t just bring money to the table, they connect you to other execs and early employees and suppliers and so forth. So that mitigates some of the disadvantages of moving to a new place.”But what if you live in, say, Idaho and you have a great idea for a new company? Shouldn’t you load up the Corolla and set the GPS for Palo Alto? Sorenson said “no”. Unless you have VC waving cash at you from Sand Hill Road, you’re better off staying home in Coeur d’ Alene.“Your chances of success will be better, your expected profitability will be higher. And for the same amount of money you will probably get higher quality people onboard in Idaho.”And you won’t have to pay $2,000 a month for a one-bedroom apartment in Cupertino.Image courtesy of Shutterstock. tim devaney and tom stein Tags:#social networks#start#StartUp 101 How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture