Sun fun strikes Transat launches new Winter Sun program

first_imgSun, fun & strikes: Transat launches new Winter Sun program Other highlights include Duo programs (eight new ones this year), five new hotels in the Luxury Collection, and Florida, now part of the Fun & Sun brochure. As for routes, daily flights to Punta Cana and Cancun from Toronto will start even earlier this year (in November), while a second flight will be added to Liberia (Costa Rica), Managua (Nicaragua) and Roatan (Honduras) from the Ontarian metropolis. Also from Toronto, the airline will add more flights to Varadero and Holguin.In total, Air Transat will offer 28 destinations from Toronto, seven from Ottawa, five from Hamilton, three from London and one from Windsor, Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie this winter.More news: Beep, beep! Transat hits the streets with Cubamania truckTo entice clients to book super early, Transat’s ‘Super Early Booking Promotion’ applies to any South package booked by June 30 for next winter. With a reduced deposit of $100, clients receive Transat’s Price Drop Guarantee for all-inclusive packages, the option to change their travel dates up to three hours before departure, an upgrade to Option Plus for Luxury or Distinction Collection packages, and a $50 future travel voucher. For any booking of a Florida, Duo, cruise or guided tour package, clients benefit from a reduced deposit of $100 and a $50 future travel voucher.In addition to Sun offerings this winter, Nicole Bursey, commercial director, Ontario and Atlantic Canada, highlighted Transat’s sustainability efforts, which recently landed the company on the list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. Transat ranked 16th on the list and is the only tour operator to earn the distinction. The award was handed out following the event by the Corporate Knights, which evaluated companies’ performance using 12 key indicators including energy productivity, carbon productivity, safety performance and the presence of women in executive management.Both Heffron and Bursey credited the company’s achievements and growth to its relationship with travel agents. Heffron said this relationship is of the “utmost importance”, while Bursey referred to agents as the company’s heart. “We are a Canadian success story, one that’s built on a love for travel,” said Bursey. “And at the heart of it all are retail travel consultants.” Travelweek Group “Although it’s hard to think about winter right now in June, there’s nothing better than getting off to a good start,” said Heffron. “Last fall we launched our new branding featuring a consistently clean look. We got rid of the multiple brands and embraced the star, and also launched aspirational commercials. It’s safe to say that we made the right decision to go to one brand.”Heffron also noted that the company is focused on building its domestic connections and enhancing its cruise program. “We’re in the final stages of planning our cruise program for the years to come, and our brochure will be coming in mid-August,” she said.Transat, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, is experiencing growth across the board, especially in terms of lift. According to Heffron, Air Transat is boosting its winter capacity by 7% on a national basis, in every region across Canada but particularly in the West.More news: Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterOn the importance of offering diversity and options in its product line, she said, “We know how one size doesn’t fit all.”The new Sun & Fun brochure, which sits at a healthy 377 pages, features 36 destinations including two new ones from Toronto and Montreal: Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico. Both departing Sundays, Tampa will be available throughout the winter season, while San Juan launches Dec. 24. << Previous PostNext Post >> TORONTO — This wasn’t your run-of-the-mill product launch. In an effort to inject some fun into an otherwise gloomy day in Toronto yesterday, Transat celebrated the launch of its 2017/18 Sun program with a bit of bowling and plenty of laughs.Denise Heffron, VP National Sales & Commercial at Transat and a self-described klutz, jokingly warned those in attendance that she had bowled a strike and a spare during warmup. Her team, which she named ‘The Beach Bums’ to reflect Transat’s diverse Sun offerings, led a group of media and industry partners in an afternoon of 10-pin bowling at The Ballroom Bowl in the heart of Toronto’s entertainment district.There were a few strikes and lots of gutterballs, not to mention some friendly trash talking between teams, all done in good fun to commemorate what looks to be a stacked winter season for the company.center_img Share Posted by Tags: Transat Wednesday, June 7, 2017 last_img read more

The Arizona Cardinals absolutely fell in love with

first_img The Arizona Cardinals absolutely fell in love with Temple linebacker Haason Reddick during the months leading up to the draft.And, as luck would have it, things in front of them fell just right last Thursday night, allowing the team to pick Reddick with the 13th overall selection of the NFL Draft.“He checked every box at the Combine,” general manager Steve Keim said after picking Reddick. “His workout was off the charts. At the Senior Bowl, he stepped in with all the top talent, played different positions and dominated. So again, he checked every box and then when you talk about the character and those sort of things, he was an ‘A’ football character, he loves it. All the connections we had at Temple, everybody signed off on this kid. Arizona Cardinals’ first-round draft pick Haason Reddick waits to speak while being introduced at the teams’ training facility, Friday, April 28, 2017, in Tempe, Ariz. Reddick was the 13th overall pick in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Matt York) Comments Share Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories “It was a pretty easy pick.”It’s pretty much agreed upon that Arizona did pick up a dynamic talent, but team fit is so important when it comes to young players becoming successful. ESPN’s Matt Bowen believes that’s a plus for the Cardinals as well.Wednesday, Bowen published an article highlighting newly-drafted rookies he feels landed with perfect teams. Reddick’s name was one of nine mentioned in the piece.The Cardinals’ defense highlights defenders who can play in space, attack the run game and also get home to the quarterback. At the Senior Bowl, Reddick displayed those same traits during one-on-ones and team drills. This guy was a star in Mobile. He did it all. Fast and athletic.As a rookie, Reddick (6-1, 237 pounds) should carve out a productive role as a key sub-package defender for the Cardinals. He has the speed (4.52 40) to get sideline to sideline and the physicality to hit the run game in the mouth. And with his experience as a college defensive end, Reddick shows the acceleration and technique to produce as an edge rusher.Also mentioned by Bowen were Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes, Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey, Myles Garrett and Jabrill Peppers of Cleveland, Jamal Adams of the Jets, Tampa Bay’s O.J. Howard, Green Bay’s Kevin King and Dalvin Cook of Minnesota. Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

Rep Maturen votes for plan to boost road repairs across Michigan

first_img Categories: Maturen News Plan includes money specifically for Calhoun and Kalamazoo countiesRep. David Maturen of Vicksburg today helped the state House approve more money for immediate road repairs across Michigan.The $175 million bill provides additional money for road preservation and construction as early as this summer, giving Michigan’s road repairs – including those in Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties – a much-needed boost.“There are very few things in Michigan that get people as agitated as the condition of our roads,” Maturen said. “Drivers are shredding tires and bending axles on potholes that grow daily. We obviously must do more to get our roads in better shape. This bill is a step in a right direction, using money that already is available to help address an urgent need.”In addition to state projects, the bill includes money for county, city and village roads throughout Michigan. Estimated local allocations include Calhoun County ($873,554), Kalamazoo County ($1.45 million), Galesburg ($13,781), Marshall ($53,799), Athens ($8,449), Augusta ($8,008), Burlington ($2,371), Climax ($6,360), Homer ($13,193), Richland ($5,071), Tekonsha ($8,815) and Vicksburg ($24,570) among others.The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees or taxes are required for the investment. The money included in the bill approved today comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects across the state.House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.### 21Feb Rep. Maturen votes for plan to boost road repairs across Michiganlast_img read more

Harmonic has agreed a deal with Comcast that will

first_imgHarmonic has agreed a deal with Comcast that will enable the US operator to buy common stock shares in Harmonic based on specific product sales.The warrant agreement is based on CableOS and other Harmonic sales and deployment milestones during the term of the deal.Harmonic president and CEO, Patrick Harshman, described the agreement as a “significant validation of our new product investment strategy”.“We are well positioned to further strengthen our partnership with Comcast, drive new growth and create value for our stockholders.”last_img

Weve gotten used to new technology that comes alo

first_imgWe’ve gotten used to new technology that comes along and renders obsolete the old tech it displaces. But there are also plenty of instances where the new meshes nicely with the old, changing the world in amazing and unforeseen ways. That’s what I thought when I stumbled across an article from BusinessWeek about a five-employee startup company in Maine called Advanced Infrastructure Technologies (AIT). This outfit unites innovative new materials with one of humanity’s hoariest engineering accomplishments: the construction of the arched bridge. Specifically, the company has designed a system that allows for the building of a new bridge in as few as 10 days, with no heavy equipment involved. What’s more, these structures—because they offer greater protection from corrosive factors like weather and salt—are projected to have a longer life than those made with traditional construction techniques. Although materials are a bit costlier, that’s more than offset by savings in labor. AIT’s technique involves using concrete-filled, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composite tubes. Many people probably still think of carbon as the stuff that makes up the human body or the end of a graphite pencil, or what is left over after you burn paper. OK, most know that it also makes diamonds. But turning it into a fiber that’s strong enough to replace steel in bridge arches? That doesn’t seem possible. Yet it is. Here’s how the process—”Bridge in a Backpack,” as it’s known—works: CF is possible because of one of the peculiarities of carbon is that it can exist in a number of different forms (allotropes), depending on the way the atoms bond together. Each of these allotropes—which can be fashioned by nature into coal and by man into buckyballs and nanotubes—will have very different properties. For example, each carbon atom in a diamond is covalently bonded to four other carbons in a tetrahedron. These tetrahedrons together form a three-dimensional network of six-membered carbon rings. Graphite, on the other hand, consists of sheets of carbon atoms (“graphene” sheets) arranged in a regular hexagonal pattern. The structure of CF is similar to graphite, with the difference being in the way the graphene sheets interlock. One surprising fact is that while carbon fibers are generally thought of as a space-age material, their lineage actually dates back to the late 1800s. Thomas Edison used carbon fibers in his early light bulb filaments, which required the ability to conduct electricity while remaining fire resistant and capable of enduring the intense heat needed to create incandescence. In order to make the fibers, you start with a raw material, or precursor. Edison took a cellulose-based precursor such as bamboo and baked it at high temperature in a controlled atmosphere in a carbonization process known as “pyrolysys.” It’s similar to what we still do today. The technology took a long time to evolve. Bamboo and other such materials were not replaced as precursors until the introduction of rayon into the process in the late 1950s. That yielded the first high-tensile-strength fibers. Shortly thereafter, in the early 1960s, modern CF arrived with the discovery that polyacrylonitrile, derived from petroleum, was the ideal precursor. However, this early manufacturing process produced a fiber that was only 55% carbon. At present, polyacrylonitrile is still the source of 90% of the world’s carbon fiber, but purification has improved dramatically, with standardization of quality coming in 1990. The precursor is now stretched into long strands, and then heated to a very high temperature without allowing it to come in contact with oxygen. Without oxygen, the fiber cannot burn. Instead, the high temperature causes the atoms to vibrate violently until most of the non-carbon atoms are expelled. This method of carbonization leaves a fiber that’s nearly 100% carbon. Carbon fibers are relatively expensive when compared to similar products such as glass or plastic fibers, due to the manufacturing process being slow and energy intensive. But their properties—high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance, and low thermal expansion—make them desirable for particular applications, especially when combined with resins and molded. (If perchance you have some DIY home projects that might benefit from carbon fiber molding, you can have a go at it, beginning with this tutorial.) That is to say, CF by itself is an interesting material, but alone it’s of little value in structural applications. What really kicked its usage into high gear was what happened when it was added to different kinds of resins to create composites, generally termed “carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers” (CFRPs). You may remember the first composite tennis racquets, which revolutionized the game in the early 1980s. And as soon as they could, golfers of a certain age began choosing carbon fiber (usually mischaracterized as “graphite”) shafts instead of steel for their clubs, because the former are more forgiving and much easier on older bodies. Even before that, though, governmental and private aerospace efforts had been quick to embrace the possibilities. Carbon fiber composites’ favorable strength-to-weight ratio means weight savings of 20-30% over heavier metals. Thus it began to replace steel and aluminum—wherever possible consistent with safety—in airplanes and helicopters… a godsend for the Air Force. But commercial interests weren’t far behind. Weight reduction is everything in the airline business. A modern jet aircraft is apt to have carbon fiber all over the place: in its fairings, landing gear, engine cowls, rudder, elevators, flaps, fin boxes, doors, floorboards, and many other components. Much the same happened in extraterrestrial craft. CF has gone into space with NASA and on to the moon. Again, weight considerations are paramount when lifting off from the earth. But equally important is a lower ablation rate (i.e., the speed at which a material is stripped away by the friction of reentry), along with higher bulk density, superior mechanical strength, and high modulus (inelasticity). Carbon fiber composites—including carbon-carbon, which consists of CF-reinforced graphite—that have been densified fill the bill, and are used in nose tips and heat shields. The space shuttle was largely dependent on CF materials. CF/epoxy composites made up the payload bay doors and the shuttle’s remote manipulator arm. Likewise for satellites, which require high specific stiffness and dimensional stability to combat the large temperature swings in space. Thus similar composites are employed in fabricating antenna ribs and struts. Lately, there has also been much publicity about unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, as they are more commonly called. UAV bodies are likely to be made of CF materials. So are the gondolas and tail fins used in blimps. But carbon fiber is not only found in such esoteric arenas. It’s very much a part of the more grounded aspects of life. For example: Race cars—The sport has used the tech to create faster cars with lighter bodies. Among NASCAR and Formula 1 race cars, each of them has a body constructed from carbon fiber composites. Street wheels—While the cost of CF bodies for cars has put them beyond the reach of ordinary consumers (i.e., those who can’t afford Lamborghinis), that’s about to change. CF’s properties make it ideal for electrics, where lighter weight means longer distances between battery charges. BMW plans to be first to market with its electric city car, the i3, slated for release in 2014. Despite the higher cost of a CF body structure, the company will realize savings in the water and electricity needed to make it; thus the i3 will be marketed for about the same cost as conventional 3 Series models. BMW concedes the risk involved, but chances are it will not be the last company to make this leap. Sporting goods—We’ve already mentioned tennis racquets and golf clubs. But that’s just the beginning. CF has also become an integral part of such products as sailboats, rowing shells, canoes, bicycles, motorcycles, tripods, fishing rods, hockey sticks, paintball equipment, archery shafts, tent poles, protective helmets, pole vaulting poles, and pool cues. Shoe manufacturers use carbon fiber as a shank plate in some basketball sneakers to keep the foot stable. Music—Increasingly, CF is finding its way into such things as drum shells, bagpipes, and stringed instrument bodies. It also goes into high-end audio loudspeakers, and musical accessories such as violin bows and guitar pickguards. Building retrofits—CFRP can be applied to enhance shear strength of reinforced concrete by wrapping fabrics or fibers around the section to be strengthened. Wrapping a building column can also improve its ductility, greatly increasing the resistance to collapse under earthquake loading. Such seismic retrofit is a major and very cost-effective application in earthquake-prone areas, since it is much more economic than alternative methods. The use of ultra-high modulus CFRP is also one of the few practical methods of strengthening cast-iron beams, to which it can be bonded. Infrastructure—Prestressed concrete cylinder pipes (PCCP) account for the vast majority of water transmission mains in the US. But they are prone to corrosion and gradual deterioration. Failures of PCCP are usually catastrophic and affect large populations. But over the past decade, CFRPs have been utilized to line PCCPs internally, resulting in a strengthened structural system. Inside a PCCP, the CFRP liner acts as a barrier that controls the level of strain experienced by the steel cylinder in the host pipe. The composite liner enables the steel cylinder to perform within its elastic range to ensure the pipeline’s long-term performance is maintained. Medicine—The poster boy (at least, before his arrest on suspicion of murdering his girlfriend) for carbon fiber prosthetics was South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, who ran in the Olympics on his CF legs. Weapons—CF can substitute for metal, wood, and fiberglass in many areas of a firearm in order to reduce overall weight. Carbon fiber is also a popular material in crafting the handles of high-end knives. Other consumer products (with the caveat that many of these currently are expensive vanity items)—These include such things as wallets, money clips, belts, corkscrew bodies, organizer trays, iPhone cases, license plate frames, attachés and briefcases, laptop stands, duffle bags, sunglass and eyeglass frames, toilet seats, luxury bathtubs, coffee tables, table lamps, pens, sushi plates, and, yes, cigar cutters. All of this merely scratches the surface. The fact of the matter is that carbon fiber has in a relatively short time become an integral part of modern life. New applications are popping up literally on literally a daily basis. Usage is expected to drive a $13+ billion/year business by 2015. That figure will be amplified a great deal as cheaper, more efficient manufacturing techniques are developed. If carbon fibers were suddenly to disappear, we’d be up the proverbial creek without a (CF) paddle… [Doug Hornig is a senior editor for Casey Extraordinary Technology.]center_img Whether AIT will be able to convince a sizeable chunk of the notoriously conservative construction industry that this is in fact a better approach remains to be seen. But so far, it has been involved in the construction of 13 bridges, mostly in Maine, Massachusetts, and Michigan. In any event, the unlikely image of bridge supports made out of fiber got me to wondering just what other uses there might be for this miracle material. I knew that my golf club shafts use it, for example, and that it’s in some car parts which used to be metal. But where else do we find it? Well, turns out that it’s just about everywhere. First, though, just what is it anyway? Carbon fiber, or CF, is a material made up of carbon atoms bonded together in crystals along the long axis into filaments about 5-10 μm (micrometers) in diameter. This is what one such filament looks like; it’s laid atop a human hair for comparison purposes.last_img read more

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From Ibn Saud, Rockefeller, Getty, and even shale oil tycoons like billionaire Harold Hamm of Continental Resources, the oil business created trillions of dollars’ worth of wealth.Those days are over.Now, I’m not saying major oil companies are down for the count… they’re not. I’m also not saying billionaires like the Saudi royals are in trouble… they’re not.What I’m saying is that over the decades to come, those families, those billionaires, and those major companies we know today will not see their fortunes swell. They’ll chug along. They’ll also be surprised as new energy barons leap past them on the Forbes list.You see, oil goes in about every product we use today. From the tube of toothpaste to the lid on a Starbucks cup, it’s hard to get away from oil. This chart shows how much petroleum the world uses on a daily basis.I’m sure the first thing you think when you see this chart is that the oil business must be great.It is for the most entrenched players. Oftentimes, this means governments. After all, as much as 75% of the world’s oil production comes from state-owned oil companies, according to The Wall Street Journal.What I hope you’ll see is that the oil business isn’t getting much better. For starters, climate change warriors are out to attack the business at any chance they can get. I attended a raucous anti-oil protest in Portland, Oregon back in 2016 for research purposes. I attended a Dakota Access Pipeline protest in Portland, Oregon in November 2016Then take taxes into consideration. Every gallon of gasoline sold in the U.S. has a $0.184 federal levy placed on it… and some states, like Pennsylvania (the highest case), pile on as much as $0.582 per gallon on top of that. States need that money to fund their bloated budgets.Oil is under attack from every angle.Meanwhile, alternative power gets the opposite treatment. In some states, you can actually make money driving an electric car or bolting solar panels onto your home.Just to be clear, we don’t have an opinion about which energy source is better. In my newsletter Strategic Investor, we separate our ideology from our investing.With this in mind, we see the oil trade as old, tired, and predictably stale. We see alternative energy as inevitable.center_img Justin’s note: Today, we’re sharing a new essay from Strategic Investor editor E.B. Tucker, who just uncovered one of the biggest shifts of our time…As E.B.’s about to show you, our world is transitioning away from using oil as its primary power source. A new type of energy is taking over—and it’s opening up a huge profit opportunity… By E.B. Tucker, editor, Strategic InvestorA society is only as strong as its access to supplies of reliable energy. While the source of that energy changes over time, one thing doesn’t. Controlling the supply of that energy is as close to printing money as you’ll ever get.Throughout time, the richest barons in history sold society its energy.Last century, oil fueled society. Barons like John Paul Getty made so much money supplying society with oil, the wealth became a burden. From the Rockefellers to the Saudi royals, the story is the same. Controlling the supply of energy is equivalent to a levy on the entire economy.Before oil, it was coal. Coal created scores of 19th-century fortunes. Even Andrew Mellon, who later became Secretary of the Treasury and the third-largest taxpayer in the 1920s behind Rockefeller and Ford, got his start in the coal business.The same trend stretches all the way back to medieval days, when wood provided heat, a cooking flame, and lit rooms. The lords who owned the forest set the price for warmth, hot food, and light.Today we’re on the dawn of a new era in energy. Recommended Link E.B. Tucker Editor, Strategic InvestorP.S. I just released a new video describing everything you need to know about “America’s Third Power Shift.”In short, the biggest power shift in the last 100 years is happening now. And it’s creating a tipping point in the next generation of energy metals. If you know where to put your money ahead of time, you could see once-in-a-lifetime gains. We’re set up to profit from this megatrend in my Strategic Investor newsletter, and you can join.Click here to watch this important presentation…Reader MailbagToday, high praise for Casey’s new blockchain expert Marco Wutzer and his Disruptive Profits newsletter…I’m very excited about your portfolio recommendations, and really appreciate your expertise, intelligence, and great writing—you definitely provide the best overview of the crypto/blockchain world that I have encountered. Thank you so much! —DariusDisruptive Profits is our first-ever advisory dedicated to explosive projects in the up-and-coming blockchain space. You can sign up today right here.In Case You Missed It…Until now, 99% of the largest hedge funds and banks wouldn’t touch pot. That’s about to change… The “Trillion Dollar Mainstream Marijuana Takeover” begins as soon as November 6.And well-positioned investors could see gains of 7,500%… 9,329%… even 12,547% if these companies get taken over. Click here to learn more about this rare opportunity. Simply Put, Batteries Will Be the Oil of the Next CenturyAnd the metals that make up these batteries are already creating a new “gold rush.”Why now?Because these more advanced batteries will hand forward-thinking investors the opportunity of a lifetime—and make two things a reality:1) Electric vehicles will be cheaper than those with combustion engines. Estimates says that 4.5 million new electric vehicles will be sold every year in China alone by 2020.2) Solar and wind power will be even cheaper and—more importantly—be available on-demand, 24/7 (think streaming), thanks to the energy storage capabilities of high-tech batteries. This will lead to the rise of micro-grids and independent home energy.You see, new battery technology is cutting costs in half… while increasing storage capacity.And that’s why the mass production and adoption of the electric car is no longer a pipe dream. It’s a reality.Right on the Cusp of a Surge Earlier, we showed you a chart of oil usage. While it’s a big number, it’s not growing very fast. At least, compared to this chart…Oil’s 1.5% annual demand growth over the last two decades is nothing compared to surging demand for battery capacity.The chart measures battery demand in gigawatt hours (GWh). To put things into perspective, in 2016, all consumer products with lithium-ion batteries added up to 45 GWh, according to The Economist. That means every cordless drill, smartphone, and even e-cigarette combined. Electric car batteries produced that year added another 25 GWh.By 2030, management consulting firm McKinsey & Company expects demand for battery capacity to surge more than 36-fold to 2,900 GWh per year.And that, in turn, will create a massive spike in demand for a handful of new energy metals required to make all these batteries.In fact, The Wall Street Journal says, “The world is about to experience its biggest shift in commodities demand since the 19th century.”There’s no comparison. New energy sources will leap over oil’s tepid growth in the coming years. With clean energy economic incentives in place, no protesters, and technology on its side, a new energy source powers the future.Regards,last_img read more

Sorry Truckers Volvos Autonomous Vehicles Can Handle it From Here

first_img Next Article –shares Add to Queue 2 min read Volvo’s Vera will eventually mean fewer trucking jobs. Jake Leary Sorry Truckers, Volvo’s Autonomous Vehicles Can Handle it From Here This story originally appeared on PCMag Image credit: Volvo Autonomous Cars Volvo is ready to put its first autonomous, fully electric truck to the test. With the assistance of shipping company DFDS, the vehicle, known as Vera, will ferry goods from a logistics center to a port in Gothenburg, Sweden.The car maker has been experimenting with fuel-efficient, driverless vehicles for the last several years, and first teased Vera in September. It’s optimal for short-range heavy-load jobs. The truck follows a predetermined route and is connected to a control center and cloud network. Vera pinpoints its position down to the centimeter, enabling it to detect sudden and minute changes in its environment — a good thing since part of Vera’s route takes it on public roads.”The transport system we are developing can be an important complement to today’s solutions and can help meet many of the challenges faced by society, transport companies, and transport buyers,” Claes Nilsson, President of Volvo Trucks, said in a statement.Volvo eventually wants to expand and include multiple autonomous trucks in its operation. It made Vera compatible with most existing trailers and load carriers to take advantage of existing infrastructure. A fleet of Veras would ideally increase predictability and minimize unnecessary downtime, Volvo says.More Veras would also mean fewer truckers, which Volvo positions as positive, citing the widespread belief that the industry is dying. But according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that’s a misconception, especially for short-distance drivers, who would be most affected by Volvo’s new technology.Fortunately for currently employed drivers, it’ll likely be a while before Vera becomes ubiquitous. Volvo’s statement concludes with a vague promise to extend the vehicle’s availability and functionality in “the near future.” The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List June 17, 2019 Apply Now »last_img read more

Security Threats From Within

first_img Apply Now » Next Article Next Step Technology Add to Queue –shares The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. With all the home office workers, laptops are in frequent use. Many times the security prevention in a laptop is turned off when remotely connecting. This is another major internal vulnerability or internal threat.So if 80 percent of IT crimes are internal, what should a company do about it?Perform a security audit, or have one performed.Unless the knowledge, experience and manpower exist in-house, consult an outside expert on audits, policies, and the subsequent security monitoring and prevention service.Ensure adequate background checks on employees.Establish a security policy, and enforce it. This includes implementing things like swipe cards, changing passwords often and restricting sensitive areas. This creates the right attitude toward information security in your company and clarifies the consequences of any found internal breach. A professional consulting firm specializing in policy development can save time and money and ensure an up-to-date policy.Use firewalls. Firewalls protect against unauthorized logins usually from the outside world, preventing hackers from logging on to your network.Use virus scanning software. Attachments to e-mails received and passed around are the biggest reason for the spread of viruses.Implement ongoing managed services.These are only a few ideas for combating internal security threats that surround us all. Enlist the help of a professional security consulting firm that will do both the audit and policy development before implementing a complete managed services package.Michael Bruck is the founding partner of BAI Security, an 8-year-old information security consulting firm. Bruck leads his security team with a successful 16-year background in IT management and senior engineering positions. He is also the developer and author of best practices that are becoming standards in the information security consulting business. He can be reached via www.baisecurity.netor by email at opinions expressed in this column are those of the author, not of All answers are intended to be general in nature, without regard to specific geographical areas or circumstances, and should only be relied upon after consulting an appropriate expert, such as an attorney or accountant. Q: I have heard that one of the biggest information security threats to a company can come from within. Is this true? What exactly does it mean, and what can be done about it?A: When people think of an information security threat or a “security breach,” thoughts of bad buys, gangsters and hackers come to mind. Companies usually make sizeable investments to prevent intrusions to their systems, put protections in place and know the seriousness of external threats.Companies usually try to patch every loophole and make every system impenetrable. But guess who knows more about these loopholes and ports of penetration than anyone? A company’s own employees (or former employees). In reality, disgruntled, former or fired employees or even external service providers are the most likely culprits of a security breach–anyone with “insider information.” It is for that very reason that four out of five IT-related crimes are committed from within an organization.Internal threats might be someone who knows the weaknesses of the software being used or has the ability to introduce viruses into a system. Viruses can come from within simply by opening e-mail attachments. Some employees find it easy to gain access to restricted areas; this may include the possession of unauthorized passwords. If something is password-protected, chances are there is confidential information involved.center_img Few know as much about your IT security as your employees and former employees do. Here’s how to safeguard your technology from the inside. Security Threats From Within Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. April 1, 2002 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List 3 min read Help prevent internal theft with “Caught in the Act.” Keep your IT under lock and key with Security and Loss Prevention: An Introductionby Philip P. Purpura.last_img read more

Entrepreneurs Help Each Other

first_imgMarketing Magazine Contributor 2 min read Entrepreneurs Help Each Other –shares Make Connections on the Club Network. Want to join a skyrocketing group of entrepreneurs? Check out the Club E Network, a social networking site and broadband channel that connects entrepreneurs of all ages. With a free membership, entrepreneurs enjoy peer-to-peer support and expert advice as well as access to capital and introductions to successful business owners. The online aspect mirrors the best social networking sites, but there are also real-life chapters that throw real-world get-togethers for locals. The first chapters launched in Arizona: Gilbert, Glendale, Phoenix, Prescott, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson. Today, chapters can be found in Austin, Texas; Denver; and Orange County, California, with plans to open additional chapters nationwide. “This is going to be something really special,” says co-founder and serial entrepreneur Corey Kossack, author of eBay Millionaire or Bust.Chance Carpenter, founder of Essential Event Technologies, a digital media production company in Scottsdale, is one entrepreneur who has benefited from the Club E Network. Since starting the business in 2005, Carpenter has built annual sales to approximately $450,000 in part through links he made through the group. “The connections I’ve made from Club E Network have been really phenomenal,” says?Carpenter, 47. “They’ve led to direct revenue in my business. Club E is really about entrepreneurs helping each other.”Club E Network also offers online educational video programming, where members can learn from famed entrepreneurs including Jeff Bezos and Entrepreneur columnist Guy Kawasaki. And if you need the support of an incubator, check out the recently launched eFactory, a development and incubation center for startups. The first is located in Gilbert, Arizona; check out for more information. November 18, 2008 Next Article Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Nichole L. Torres This story appears in the December 2008 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Add to Queue Register Now »last_img read more

Starbucks to Serve Branded Alcoholic Drinks in Japan

first_img March 31, 2016 Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. Lindsay Friedman Next Article Starbucks to Serve Branded Alcoholic Drinks in Japan Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Starbucks If Starbucks created its own brand of alcoholic mixed drinks, what do you think they’d be? The Bourbon-Berry? The Fireball Frap?The phrase “Wine Fraggino” probably isn’t the first idea that comes to mind. However, in Japan the drink is already being served at some Starbucks locations.In a spin off known as Starbucks Evenings, stores will be swapping out caffeine for alcohol alongside cheeses, tarts and other snacks, according to Rocket News. Other, more hearty foods will be served as well, including Ratatouille.Related: Starbucks Now Offers Fizz as a Customized Add-On in Some ShopsThough the new initiative started March 30, some cafes in Japan had already started serving wine and beer during events known as “Inspired by Starbucks.”Image Credit: Starbucks JapanThe list of options will feature some Starbucks specials as well, such as the $8 Wine Fraggino, which is a mixed ice beverage. It’s like a Frappuccino only without the coffee and made with blueberry wine from Hokkaido, a northern Japanese island.Related: Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Will Finally Be Made With Real PumpkinFor those of us in the U.S., Starbucks started a similar effort to serve alcohol a few years ago. Though the trend’s stayed under the radar, there are a few locations stateside participating in “Starbucks Evenings,” according to the company’s website and its interactive map of locations. Surprisingly, the sample menu doesn’t look that bad.Cheers to you, Starbs. Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Add to Queue Image credit: Starbucks Japan –shares Register Now » Staff writer. Frequently covers franchise news and food trends. 2 min readlast_img read more

Majority of US Adults Get News From Social Media

first_img –shares Register Now » Next Article 2 min read Add to Queue Image credit: Shutterstock Sixty-two percent of U.S. adults now get news from social media sources, according to a Pew Research study published yesterday. Reddit has the largest number of users who say they get their news on the site at 70 percent, followed by Facebook users at 66 percent and Twitter at 59 percent.The numbers drop off from there, with just 31 percent of Tumblr users and 19 percent of LinkedIn users saying they get news from those sites. Pew also found that a majority of people (64 percent) get news on just one social media site — most commonly Facebook.The study was conducted from Jan. 12 to Feb. 8, 2016, and surveyed 4,654 participants about their online news habits. Many of its questions were related to specific platforms and news discovery methods.”YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram news users are more likely to get their news online mostly by chance, when they are online doing other things,” the survey found. Reddit, Twitter, and LinkedIn users, however, are more likely to seek out news online.Facebook has rapidly solidified its status as a news source. Three years ago, another Pew study found that 47 percent of its users got news from the social networking site, representing approximately 30 percent of the U.S. population.At its F8 developers conference last month, Facebook introduced an expansion of its Instant Articles feature, which reduces the load time of articles posted by participating publishers. Facebook also curates its own “Trending” section for breaking news, though that has been criticized for prioritizing politically liberal topics.Twitter has also made efforts to boost its news content. It now classifies its mobile app in the “news” category of the iOS App Store, instead of its previous home in the social media category. Since publishers self-identify the category in which their app is listed, the move was likely intended to boost Twitter’s App Store rankings. News reporter Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Majority of U.S. Adults Get News From Social Media This story originally appeared on PCMag News and Trends May 27, 2016 Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Tom Brantlast_img read more

Decoding digital ownership Why your ebook might not feel like yours

first_imgDespite stereotypes that paint millennials as “all technology, all the time,” young people may still prefer curling up with a paper book over their e-reader—even more so than their older counterparts—according to a new study from the University of Arizona that explores consumers’ psychological perceptions of e-book ownership. Provided by University of Arizona Citation: Decoding digital ownership: Why your e-book might not feel like ‘yours’ (2018, May 22) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Credit: CC0 Public Domain —Along similar lines, many study participants lamented restrictions on sharing e-books with friends, or gifting or selling the books, saying this made e-books feel less valuable as possessions than physical books.—Participants described being more emotionally attached to physical books, and said they use physical books to establish a sense of self and belonging. Participants across age groups frequently spoke about their nostalgia for certain childhood books. They also talked about experiencing physical books through multiple senses—describing, for example, the sound, smell and tactile experience of opening a new book, and the ability to highlight or write notes on paper pages. Participants also said they use their physical book collections to express their identity to others who might be perusing their shelves. E-books did not have these associations.—Minimalists expressed a preference for digital books because they take up less physical space.—Many participants said the e-book experience feels more like renting than buying.—While almost everyone expressed strong attachment to physical books, and no one embraced a fully digital reading experience, older consumers, contrary to what one might expect, saw more advantages than younger consumers to reading with an e-reader. They referenced physical benefits that might not be as relevant to younger consumers, like the lightweight nature of e-readers and the ability to zoom in on text.Understanding differences in how people relate to digital versus physical products is important, especially as digital products become more ubiquitous in various domains of life, Helm said.”One of the conclusions of our research was that digital books and physical books are entirely different products,” she said. “E-books feel like more of a service experience; overall, they seem to offer a more functional or utilitarian experience. You have much more richness if you deal with a physical book, where all your senses are involved.””Physical books are very special products, and we know that physical books have a lot of meaning for a lot of people,” Helm continued, noting that books are one of the earliest objects with which children interact. “Digital reading is still fairly new, digital books are still a fairly new product category, and thinking about ownership in the context of these kinds of products is new for most people.”Based on what the study revealed about people’s perceptions of digital ownership, marketers of e-books should consider one of two strategies, Helm said:They should focus on making the e-reading experience more closely emulate the experience of reading a physical book, which might require making physical changes to e-readers that make it easier to do things like scribble notes in the margins, for example.They should further distance e-books from physical books and focus on establishing e-books as a unique form of entertainment—more of a service-based experience that includes features you can’t get from a physical book, like an integrated soundscape, for example.”A lot of participants pointed out that they see digital books as too expensive for what they deliver, because they don’t offer the same richness as a physical book; you read them and nothing is left,” Helm said. “If we position digital reading in a different way—as an independent service experience—consumers might be willing to pay a higher price if there’s an obvious added value. If it’s different from a physical book, they won’t compare it to the physical book anymore, because it’s an entirely different form of entertainment.”Helm emphasized that both physical and digital books have their place. “There are just really different values or benefits that we get out of them,” she said. More information: Sabrina V. Helm et al, Consumer interpretations of digital ownership in the book market, Electronic Markets (2018). DOI: 10.1007/s12525-018-0293-6center_img US book lovers embracing digital editions: Pew study The study also found that adult consumers across all age groups perceive ownership of e-books very differently than ownership of physical books, and this could have important implications for those in the business of selling digital texts.”We looked at what’s called psychological ownership, which is not necessarily tied to legal possession or legal rights, but is more tied to perceptions of ‘what is mine,'” said lead study author Sabrina Helm, a UA associate professor who researches consumer perceptions and behaviors.Peoples’ sense of psychological ownership is affected by three primary factors: whether they feel like they have control over the object they own, whether they use the object to define who they are, and whether the object helps give them a sense of belonging in society, said Helm, who teaches in the UA’s John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.”Psychological ownership is important in people’s perception of how they value certain products or services or objects,” she said. “In the context of digital products, we thought it would be appropriate to look at how people take ownership of something that’s not really there—it’s just a file on your computer or device or in the Cloud; it’s more of a concept than an actual thing.”For the study, which is published in the journal Electronic Markets, Helm and her colleagues convened four focus groups in different age ranges: one group of Baby Boomers; one group of members of Generation X; and two groups of millennials. The millennial groups were split into current college students and older millennials.The researchers moderated discussions with the groups about their feelings surrounding ownership of physical books versus e-books.The following major themes emerged from the discussions:—Participants across all age groups reported feeling a constricted sense of ownership of digital books versus physical books, based on the fact that they don’t have full control over the products. For example, they expressed frustration that they often could not copy a digital file to multiple devices. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furtherlast_img read more

Toshiba completes 21 bn sale of chip unit

first_img The deal had been delayed while Chinese regulators examined whether it could violate anti-trust laws, but they finally granted approval in mid-May.”Toshiba hereby gives notice that the closing of the sale has been completed today as scheduled,” the group said in a statement.It added that the deal was worth about 2.3 trillion yen ($21 billion).The business was sold to K.K. Pangea, a special-purpose company controlled by a consortium led by US investor Bain Capital.The Bain-led group includes US tech giants Apple and Dell, as well as South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix.Toshiba said it was reinvesting a total of 350.5 billion yen in Pangea, acquiring a 40.2 percent stake.The sale and reinvestment will give Toshiba a pre-tax profit of 970 billion yen, though the bump was already built into forecasts it announced last month.Toshiba agreed in September to sell its memory chip business in a bid to stay afloat after multi-billion-dollar losses.It struggled after the disastrous acquisition of US nuclear energy firm Westinghouse, which racked up billions of dollars in losses before being placed under bankruptcy protection.In order to survive and avoid delisting, the cash-strapped group decided to sell the chip business—the crown jewel in a vast range of businesses ranging from home appliances to nuclear reactors.Toshiba said last month it had bounced back into the black, avoiding a humiliating delisting from the Tokyo stock exchange.The firm booked a record net profit of 804 billion yen for the year ending March 31, compared with a loss of 965.7 billion yen a year earlier.That marks the first net profit for the firm in four years, and was helped by one-off revenue from tax cuts linked to the sale of its nuclear units. Explore further The sale and reinvestment will give Toshiba a pre-tax profit of 970 billion yen, though the bump was already built into forecasts it announced last month This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Embattled conglomerate Toshiba on Friday completed the $21 billion sale of its prized chip unit to an investment consortium, a move seen as crucial to keeping the Japanese firm afloat.center_img Toshiba says China approves sale of chip unit to Bain consortium Citation: Toshiba completes $21 bn sale of chip unit (2018, June 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from © 2018 AFPlast_img read more

Singapore watchdog fines Grab Uber 95 mn over merger

first_imgA probe found the merger between Uber and Grab had substantially reduced ‘competition in the ride-hailing platform market in Singapore’ Road block for Uber-Grab deal in Singapore This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Citation: Singapore watchdog fines Grab, Uber $9.5 mn over merger (2018, September 24) retrieved 17 July 2019 from Singapore on Monday fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber $9.5 million for breaking competition rules when they merged, saying the deal had increased fares and thrown up roadblocks for competitors. Singapore-headquartered Grab agreed to buy US firm Uber’s ride-hailing and food business in Southeast Asia in March, ending a bruising battle between the companies.In return, Uber received a 27.5 percent stake in Grab.However the deal came under scrutiny across the region, and the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore was among watchdogs in several countries that launched probes.In the conclusion to its investigation, the commission said it had found the merger had substantially reduced “competition in the ride-hailing platform market in Singapore”.Grab fares rose between 10 and 15 percent after the deal as the company reduced the number of points earned by riders and made it harder for them to redeem them, it said.Potential competitors were hampered by exclusivity agreements Grab forged with taxi companies, car rental partners and some of its drivers, the commission said. The deals meant drivers could not work for other companies.The commission fined both firms a total Sg$13 million ($9.5 million)—Sg$6.42 million for Grab and Sg$6.58 million for Uber—”to deter completed, irreversible mergers that harm competition”.The body also criticised Grab and Uber for not getting the commission’s clearance before completing the deal.In addition to the fines, the commission ordered several measures be implemented to ease fares and allow new players to compete with Grab, including reverting to pre-merger pricing and allowing Grab drivers to use other ride-hailing platforms.Lim Kell Jay, head of Grab Singapore, said the firm completed the deal “within its legal rights, and still maintains we did not intentionally or negligently breach competition laws”.In the Philippines, the competition watchdog last month approved the merger but imposed conditions related to areas including pricing and exclusivity arrangements to prevent Grab acting like a monopoly. Malaysian authorities are also examining the deal. © 2018 AFPlast_img read more

Secure data protection in the new internet of things

first_img Citation: Secure data protection in the new internet of things (2019, July 8) retrieved 17 July 2019 from Provided by Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg Explore further “Smart devices can then operate with one another independently of the cloud and therefore work autonomously and fault-tolerantly,” says Güne. “Due to the lack of need to share all data with the cloud, traffic and reaction time are reduced.” This means the development of a technology that enables statutory regulations and industry standards on data security, reliability and privacy to be implemented in the Internet of Things.According to Professor Güne, the background of the research project is the progressive digitalization of all areas of life due to changes in the way the Internet is used. “The Internet, as we know it, is based on network architectures from the 1970s and 1980s, when it was intended for entirely different applications.” Previous systems of access control were either centralized, and thus became bottlenecks, or not flexible enough to cope with the dynamism of the access authorizations.In order to bridge this gap, as part of the project, concepts are being developed that allow for transparent access to the data. Project partner, Professor Sebastian Zug is convinced that “For the application it should make no difference whether the specific information requirement is answered by a server or an IoT node.””As a result, the systems benefit from one another, and can, for example, share computing capacities, data and so on,” explains Mesut Güne. “A fast-growing data pool is being produced, which in turn makes it possible to produce considerably more accurate information, for example in the case of climate model forecasts, the observation of traffic flows or the management of large factories in Industry 4.0.”In this way, the opportunities and possibilities of the Internet of Things can be better exploited and simultaneously the possible risks be more manageable. Credit: CC0 Public Domaincenter_img Volkswagen to network factories in the cloud with Amazon This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The core idea of the team headed by Magdeburg project leader, Professor Dr. Mesut Güne is to develop the self-organizing migration of services. This means that the services—such as home automation, data management, and business logic—no longer operate, as they have until now, centrally in a cloud, but instead can also act independently within a local infrastructure ecosystem. This local server infrastructure, which can also operate in small companies, or even on the computers of the user—or herself, guarantees full sovereignty over proprietary data. This allows companies to be independent of the server infrastructures of external service providers such as Google, Microsoft or Amazon, which are subject to constant changes and even may not be accessible.last_img read more

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