Yorkshire’s burgeoning digital sector is being stifled by poor transport links across the region and patchy broadband connectivity, according to business and politics experts. New research by the think-tank Centre for Towns - seen exclusively by The Yorkshire Post - shows the region is lagging behind the rest of country when it comes to securing digital jobs, employing only 55,000, or 4.4 per cent, of the industry’s 1.2m workforce. This is compared to 690,000 digital sector positions in the South East, 55 per cent of the total, with London dominating the sector. The research also drilled down into the disparity between cities and towns when it comes to attracting digital firms, with Leeds emerging as a tech hub in recent years while small and medium towns struggle to compete. A Tale of Two Yorkshires as cities, towns and villages in our ageing region drift further apart Responding to the findings, experts warned that the potential to roll out the city’s success … [Read more...] about Yorkshire is losing out on digital ‘jobs of the future’ because of its poor transport links, warn business and political leaders
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In an interview with The Dallas Morning News, Purdy offered a glimpse into what it’s like to work for the embattled company. Purdy was hired by Huawei in 2012 after working as a cybersecurity expert in the private sector and for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Now, he’s on the other side of a government conflict. He worked in Warsaw for two weeks when Vice President Mike Pence and Pence visited Poland and applauded that country’s tough stance on Huawei. He listened as a hired public relations firm grilled his colleagues. He worked with his team late into the night.“There are two things that matter to Huawei employees,” he said. “We want to be part of something really special, really important — and we are. And secondly, we want to be able to provide very well for our families. And we don’t want to jeopardize either of those things by doing something bad for someone on the outside.”As China has become a dominant global … [Read more...] about China’s embattled Huawei insists it only wants a fair fight, not fear and politics
Cúcuta, Colombia – The U.S. State Department is ordering all non-essential U.S. personnel out of Venezuela amid the country's growing political crisis. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro severed ties with the U.S. after President Trump endorsed an opposition leader as interim president. Maduro claims the U.S. wants to install its own unconstitutional government to Venezuela. The military has pledged its allegiance to Maduro, who also has the support of Russia and China. To put on pressure, the U.S. is now considering sanctions on Venezuela's oil exports. Venezuela is the fourth largest supplier of crude oil to the U.S., and sanctions could lead to a rise in gas prices for Americans. Venezuela is in the midst of an economic and humanitarian crisis. More than two million Venezuelans have fled since 2015, some crossing into Colombia. Now, opposition leader Juan Guaidó is promising to change that, but he wants Maduro out, reports CBS News' Manuel Bojorquez. … [Read more...] about What are the economic and security implications of Trump’s Venezuela policy?
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Several hundred people protested in Beirut on Sunday over the state of Lebanon's economy and politics with some demonstrators briefly blocking several main roads in the capital.The majority of the protesters gathered near the government headquarters where some wore yellow vests echoing France's "yellow vest" protests of recent weeks. Demands included free medical care, lower food prices and tax cuts.gi Some later spilled into streets around Beirut, with trash cans set ablaze on one main road where a scuffle occurred between demonstrators and soldiers seeking to open the way, the Lebanese National News Agency reported.An army statement called for "peaceful protest and not attacking public and private property".Lebanon's politicians have yet to agree on a new national unity government more than seven months since the country held a general election. [nL8N1YR0IJ]Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Friday he had hoped to finalise a government agreement later … [Read more...] about Lebanese protest over economy and politics, briefly closing some roads
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK September 27, 2018 7:32 pm Change Font Size Supreme Court of India will pronounce the Judgment Tomorrow on petitions filed by Five eminent citizens led by Professor Romila Thapar against “arbitrary arrests” of human rights defenders including Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha citing “Maoist links” in the Bhimakoregaon case. Protesting the “arbitrary” arrests, the petition said the arrests were made without a shred of evidence and alleged that an emergency-like situation existed in the country. The petitioners demanded a Court monitored SIT probe in the matter. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Khanwilkar and Chandrachud ordered the house arrest of the five rights activists–Varavara Rao, Arun Ferreira, Vernon Gonsalves, Sudha Bharadwaj and Gautam Navlakha– at their respective homes till the disposal of the petition. The activists … [Read more...] about Arrest Of Activists And Lawyers In Bhimakoregaon Case: SC To Pronounce Judgment Tomorrow [Read The Written Submissions For The Petitioners]