WARRIORS UPDATE: The Warriors are looking to snap a league-worst seven-game losing streak as they continue to have the NBA’s worst record (2-12). … Draymond … Scroll down to get insights and news updates from the Warriors’ game Tuesday night against the Grizzlies.GAME ESSENTIALS: Warriors (2-12) vs. Grizzlies (5-8) in Memphis, Tuesday at 5 p.m. (PT). TV: NBCS.ODDS: Grizzlies -5.5. LAST REGULAR-SEASON MEETING: Grizzlies beat Warriors 132-117 in Memphis on April 10, 2019.
6 July 2012 South African Airways (SAA) is exploring the implementation of a voluntary carbon offset project that can support the development of forestry in the southern African region. Speaking at the launch of the Climate Change Policy Framework for state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Pretoria on Thursday, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said that in order for SAA to avoid future penalties, it would require that biofuels make up half of its fuel supply by 2020. SAA operates in a global market that makes it vulnerable to policies in countries that impose penalties and taxes on carbon emissions. The European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) system requires all airlines flying in EU airspace to pay 15% of their polluting carbon emissions for 2012, a charge which they will not have to fully settle until 2013. Under the scheme, it is estimated that around 4 000 airlines will pay the EU for pollution permits. The EU ETS is a cornerstone of the EU’s policy to fight climate change, as well as a tool to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions cost effectively. The EU ETS took effect in January. The law requires domestic carriers and any foreign airline landing in the EU to pay for their emissions under a cap-and-trade system. “This will create a pressing demand for an extremely large quantity of biofuels, which can form a base load against which a fully vertically integrated biofuels industry can develop in South Africa, as well as in the Southern African region,” Gigaba explained. The department has convened a supply chain and technical working group involving SOEs and relevant departments to develop a strategy for meeting aviation biofuels requirements. “We expect an initial strategy to be released in the third quarter of this year,” said Gigaba. Also speaking at the launch, Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi said the parastatal was focused on providing sufficient electricity to sustain South Africa’s economic growth and development goals. “Eskom is committed to provide electricity that ensures the sustainable growth and development of the country,” he said, adding that this would allow for poverty eradication as well as job creation. The Climate Change Policy Framework is aimed at optimising the impact of state- owned companies on reducing carbon emissions and the development of the green economy without it compromising the companies’ financial viability. Source: SANews.gov.za
16 January 2014 The 5th Summit of the International Conference of the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) concluded in Luanda, Angola on Wednesday with leaders recommitting to bringing about peace and stability in the region. South African President Jacob Zuma was among those in attendance at the summit, which focused in particular on conflicts in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Central African Republic (CAR) and South Sudan. The leaders resolved review their implementation of the ICGLR Pact on Security, Stability and Development in the Great Lakes Region and the United Nations (UN) Framework for Peace, Security and Cooperation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Region. Zuma said South Africa had been invited to participate in the summit as South Africa was one of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries that had contributed to the UN Stabilisation Mission in the DRC (Monusco). “Matters discussed in the Great Lakes Region Summit have an impact on the DRC,” Zuma said. “It is for this reason that South Africa participated throughout the summit, and found the consultations useful and positive.”DRC Regarding the security situation in the DRC, the leaders welcomed the declarations signed by the DRC government and the defeated former M23 rebels in December. The summit urged Monusco to urgently intensify its operations to eradicate all other negative forces operating in the eastern DRC, since their activities were also threatening the security of the Great Lakes Region. According to Zuma, the government of the DRC was committed to dealing with this matter, and Monusco had been tasked to effectively eradicate these forces. “This is a matter that Africa has taken up in a particular way to achieve sustainable peace and stability on the continent,” he added.CAR, South Sudan The summit expressed deep concern at the recent outbreak of violence and the worsening security and humanitarian situation in the CAR and South Sudan. They urged the African Union (AU), which meets next week, and its partners to strengthen the International Mission for the Stabilisation of Central African Republic (Misca) by availing resources and logistical support to enable it to fulfil its mandate. They also offered political and other forms of support for the ongoing mediation efforts in South Sudan, led by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development. South Africa, given its experience in conflict resolution and national reconciliation, was requested to assist by intervening in the process of finding an immediate solution to bring about peace in that country. The 6th Summit of the ICGLR will take place in Kenya on 15 December 2015. The ICGLR members are Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, the DRC, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia. Source: SAnews.gov.za
According to a new study, enterprises continue to deploy social networking tools at an increasing pace. At the same time, though, this Cisco-sponsored study also found that a surprisingly small number of businesses have implemented formal processes and policies related to their use of social media. IT departments have also been left out of the loop when it comes to the adoption of social media tools. Only 10% of the respondents currently involve their IT departments as primary decision makers when it comes to choosing technologies for externally facing social networking initiatives.This study was sponsored by Cisco and carried out by the IESE Business School in Spain, the E. Philip Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology in the U.S. and the Henley Business School in the United Kingdom. The researchers conducted in-depth interviews with 100 companies in Europe, Asia and Africa. These businesses were selected because they were early adopters of social media tools.Most of the interviewed companies are using social networks (75%) and micro-blogging tools (50%) as their primary tools to reach their audiences. The study found that social networking tools like blogs, Yammer, Facebook and Twitter are now being used by almost every department in these businesses. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#news#Trends Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… frederic lardinois The Honeymoon is OverAs Neil Hair, assistant professor of marketing at Rochester Institute of Technology and one of the lead researchers of this study told us yesterday, it is also important to note that “the honeymoon period” for social media in the enterprise is coming to an end. Early projects were often led by one or two early adopters who were enthusiastic about the possibilities of using social media tools in their companies. Now, more and more companies are seeing social media as an integral part in how they communicate with customers and vendors.Missing Pieces: Governance and ITOnly 1 in 7 companies have formalized a process for adopting and deploying these tools, however. Only 1 in 5 of the interviewed companies have created internal policies that govern the use of these tools by their employees. As the researchers noted, quite a few companies struggle with finding the right balance between “the social and personal nature of these tools while maintaining some amount of corporate oversight.”Very few companies (1 in 10) report that their IT departments are directly involved in their social networking initiatives. As these tools become more important, however, the the demand on IT to integrate these tools into the existing infrastructure will surely rise as well. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo…
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology dan rowinski Yet if IDC’s predictions prove out, Microsoft might be in trouble.The research firm is calling for Windows-based tablets to have a 10.3% market share in 2016. That includes Windows RT, Windows 8 and Windows 7 tablets (what little there are). When Microsoft started shipping its newest Windows 8 slates, it was probably thinking it would control more than a tenth of the market come 2016.Yet, Windows 8 and RT sales have been poor through the first month or so of availability and Microsoft has reportedly cut its own tablet shipments. And the rise of the tablet will come at the expense of the traditional e-reader along with cutting into the sale of PCs. In the coming years, many people will be using their tablets as the primary way to access the Internet, communicate, play games and work. “Tablets continue to captivate consumers, and as the market shifts toward smaller, more mobile screen sizes and lower prices points, we expect demand to accelerate in the fourth quarter and beyond,” Mainelli said. Tags:#Android#Apple#iPad#tablets Tablets are the hot gifts this year. If you are in the market for a new slate, options abound and people are rushing to buy. The popularity of the tablet sector is so big right now that research firm International Data Corp. has increased its tablet forecast for the rest of 2012 by nearly 5 million shipments.That might not seem like a lot, but if you consider we are already a week into December, IDC’s tablet projection is significant.The recalculation from IDC comes as tablet sales surge on the strength of Apple’s new iPad Mini along with a plethora of strong Android competitors and the release of Windows 8. IDC is now calling for a year-end total of 122.3 million tablet shipments, up from its earlier prediction of 117.1 million. “Android tablets are gaining traction in the market thanks to solid products from Google, Amazon, Samsung and others. And Apple’s November iPad mini launch, along with its surprise refresh of the full-sized iPad, positions the company well for a strong holiday season,” said IDC’s research director for tablet Tom Mainelli in a press release. IDC has also increased its tablet projection for the years to come. For 2013, the research firm forecasts 172.4 million shipments (up from 165.9 million). For 2016, IDC predicts 282.7 million units (up from 261.4 million). What IDC is saying is that pretty soon everybody you know is going to have a tablet of some sort. Your most gadget-enthused friends will likely have a couple. IDC predicts that iPad rule tablets at least through 2016, with a 49.7% market share. That means that Apple would ship nearly 140.5 million iPads in 2016, more than double what it is likely to ship in 2012. Android is expected to lose more ground to Apple in 2016, mostly due to increased popularity of Windows tablets, which will eat somewhat into Android sales. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts