Author Archives: Taiwo Talabi

Tiny machines win chemistry Nobel prize – BBC News

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption Artwork: The scientists are rewarded for their ability to control at the molecular level The 2016 Nobel Prize for Chemistry has been awarded for the development of the world’s smallest machines. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Sir J Fraser Stoddart and Bernard L Feringa will share the 8m kronor (£727,000) prize for the design and ...

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Millennials May Not Be 'the Entrepreneurs of Today' Everyone Thinks They Are

[ad_1] There is a very strong perception that young people today (our so-called Generation Y) are innovative and dynamic and will continue to be the driving force behind successful entrepreneurial ventures. This perception, to a large degree, has come about because of the immense success of Mark Zuckerberg, a member of the millennial generation. Related: 5 Unique Traits of Millennial Entrepreneurs After all, ...

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Price Simplifying Vs. Proposition Simplifying: Understanding Your Options

[ad_1] The following excerpt is from Richard Koch and Greg Lockwood’s book Simplify. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes The two simplifying strategies — price simplifying and proposition simplifying — are very different in what you have to do to make them happen, in what your objectives are and in the way you’re rewarded for success. By comparing and contrasting them, ...

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Philippine President Duterte tells Obama to ‘go to hell’

[ad_1] Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte had harsh words for President Obama after he said the United States refused to sell some weapons to his country. “Mr. Obama, you can go to hell.” (Reuters) If it’s Tuesday, Rodrigo Duterte, president of the Philippines, must be swearing at President Obama. In a profanity-laced speech in Manila, Duterte lashed out once again at ...

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Hong Kong student activist Joshua Wong detained at Bangkok airport

[ad_1] Joshua Wong, the student activist that became the face of 2014’s pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, has reportedly been detained at Bangkok International Airport when he arrived in Thailand from Hong Kong. The 19-year-old’s activist group, Demosisto, posted a statement on its Facebook page in the early hours of Wednesday morning, saying that Wong was being held by authorities. ...

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Americas|Colombia and Rebels Want Peace, but How Has Never Been Less Clear. – New York Times

[ad_1] Rebels seemed stunned by the announcement. “Juan Manuel Santos announced that the cease-fire with the FARC lasts until Oct. 31,” wrote Rodrigo Londoño, the top commander of the rebels. “From then on will the war continue?” Continue reading the main story Both sides have said they are committed to preventing the conflict from resuming, and Mr. Santos has the ...

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IBM opens its wallet for a new headquarters to house its Watson Internet of Things platform

[ad_1] IBM said on Tuesday that it has invested in a new headquarters in Munich for its Watson Internet of Things platform. This will provide a place for IoT innovation and collaboration between clients, partners, and IBM’s local staff of engineers. The post IBM opens its wallet for a new headquarters to house its Watson Internet of Things platform appeared ...

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7 Tips to Improve Recruitment

[ad_1] Recruiting has gotten tougher over the past several months. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment is below 5 percent for the first time since 2008. This means that we are essentially at full employment; it is no longer a buyer’s market. For that reason, we have started to explain to  clients that finding great employees is going to be ...

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A tale of two Syrias, told by drones

[ad_1] In one drone video, government-held west Aleppo appears verdant and bustling. Another shows rebel-held east Aleppo as a pock-marked wasteland. (TWP) Last week, two videos shot by drone of the same city showed the parallel universes that exist within Syria’s miserable, grinding civil war. The first that emerged was footage obtained by the Reuters news agency of the ravaged eastern Aleppo, ...

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For all his accolades, Arnold Palmer was under-rated

[ad_1] THE death of Arnold Palmer (pictured, right) late last month at the age of 87 has prompted countless appraisals of his legacy and place in golf’s history. By the most common metric, wins in major tournaments, his seven titles put him in a five-way tie for seventh place, trailing Jack Nicklaus (left), Tiger Woods, Walter Hagen, Ben Hogan, Gary ...

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The 10 Best-Run Cities in America

[ad_1] It takes a significant amount of planning and research to move, so it’s no surprise that only 11.6 percent of Americans chose to do so between 2014 and 2015. Settling on a new location gets especially complicated when you factor in local government. The decisions that city officials are responsible for, such as services, taxes and budget cuts, can ...

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Patent troll on the rebound as Apple court-ordered to pay $302M in damages

[ad_1] Apple received some bad news from its ensuing legal battles with VirtnetX, with the Cupertino, California-based company found guilty of patent infringement in a recent retrial, Bloomberg reports. The retrial came to be from a judge overruling VirtnetX’s February victory against Apple. VirtnetX, a nonpracticing entity, brought its case against Apple, believing the latter violated several patents related to its virtual private networking technologies. In that February decision, ...

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A Russian company is selling children’s beds modeled after the missile launcher that downed MH17

[ad_1] A boy walks past the Russian Buk-1M missile system in Yeysk, Russia, on Aug. 9, 2015. (Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters) Even in the most carefree times, a children’s bed fashioned after a missile launcher would probably raise eyebrows. But a Russian furniture company has drawn ire for selling a bed frame modeled after the Buk surface-to-air missile system that a Dutch-led inquiry has concluded ...

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