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Storytelling that changes the world: How to write and tell your stories

Storytelling that changes the world: How to write and tell your stories Each of us has a story. You have a story. The world needs to hear your story and see life from your perspective. Storytelling is an art that everyone can master – even you! You may not realise that you already have a story. It’s the one you have been telling yourself (and maybe other people) about your life. It’s the story you tell yourself when things go bad, or…

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NNNCo rolling out Newcastle IoT network

The National Narrowband Network Company (NNNCo) will be building out a commercial-grade Internet of Things (IoT) network across Newcastle to enable smart cities applications, it has announced. NNNCo said it was chosen by Newcastle City Council at the start of this year after a competitive tender process, and will spend the next six weeks deploying a long-range wide-area network (LoRaWANTM) as a result. NNNCo CEO Rob Zagarella is hoping for the project to lead to similar rollouts across other Australian…

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5 Content-Distribution Tools for Writers, Marketers and Thought Leaders in Tech

It doesn’t matter how good your content is if no one sees it. April 23, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Marketers, writers and thought leaders in tech write to gain the attention and respect of their specific audiences and ideal customers. But the challenge they face is a big one: to get that content in front of the right people — and impress them. Related: The New PR: 5 Content and News Distribution Strategies You Need…

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Australian regulator under fire over banking misconduct

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s corporate watchdog is “litigation shy” and failed to aggressively pursue banking misconduct, the former competition regulator chairman said on Tuesday, as barristers continued to grill executives at a major inquiry into the financial sector. Former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chair Allan Fels said the regulator had opted to enter into settlements with the banks rather than prosecute them, reflecting concerns that the corporate watchdog had failed to prevent widespread misconduct exposed by the inquiry.…

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Tax bill will slash the number of homeowners claiming the mortgage deduction

Taxpayers would need deductions worth more than the standard deduction for itemizing to make financial sense. And with few deductions left for taxpayers to turn to, that threshold will be a harder hurdle to clear. For example, married couples filing jointly now get a standard deduction of $24,000, up from $12,700 last year. That amount for single filers is $12,000, up from $6,350. For heads of households, it’s now $18,000, up from $9,350. In combination with raising those amounts, the…

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YouTube says computers are catching problem videos, Technology

Tue, Apr 24, 2018 – 8:22 AM [SAN FRANCISCO] The vast majority of videos removed from YouTube towards the end of last year for violating the site’s content guidelines had first been detected by machines instead of humans, the Google-owned company said on Monday. YouTube said it took down 8.28 million videos during the fourth quarter of 2017, and about 80 per cent of those videos had initially been flagged by artificially intelligent computer systems. The new data highlighted the…

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Toronto tragedy: 10 dead, 15 hurt as van hits pedestrians; driver arrested

At least ten people were killed and 16 others injured after a van plowed into pedestrians in Toronto’s northern suburbs on Monday, police said. The white van jumped a curb and plowed into pedestrians. The driver fled briefly but was soon arrested, according to the police, Xinhua reported. Police cordoned off several city blacks and Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has sent an alert, saying that there is no subway service between Sheppard and Finch Stations…

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City hiring bucks trend with strong growth in vacancies

Employers in financial services bucked the trend set by other professional sectors in March with a strong increase in the number of roles available, according to data to be published today. Vacancies for permanent City jobs rose by 11 per cent year-on-year last month, analysis of figures from recruiters by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) reveals. The number of vacancies across professional sectors nationwide fell by two per cent during the same period, with particular weakness in the engineering and marketing…

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NUMBER OF ZERO-HOURS CONTRACTS INCREASES

THE number of zero-hours contracts in the UK has increased to 1.8 million over the past year, new figures show. The total in the year to last November increased from 1.7 million in the previous year, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of contracts not guaranteeing regular hours represents 6% of all contracts, unchanged from the previous figure. The ONS has previously reported that 901,000 workers are on zero-hours contracts. TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Most…

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Ghana Tech Summit Announces Speakers From IBM, Uber, and Google

Ghana Tech Summit, a 12-year initiative of the Global Startup Ecosystem, recently announced its first set of the 25 speakers who will be in attendance. These speakers include execs from companies such as IBM, Uber, Google, LinkedIn, and the United Nations. Black Enterprise will also be joining the cohort set to take place in Accra, Ghana, West Africa, July 18–20, 2018. This is the first time that Ghana has seen a tech summit of this magnitude.  “Entrepreneurs in emerging markets have the same…

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It’s a boy for Kate on St. George’s Day

What will the royal baby be called? Getty Images For Kate, the wait is over. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth Monday to a healthy baby boy — a third child for Kate and Prince William and fifth in line to the British throne. The couple’s Kensington Palace office announced news of the birth around lunchtime, about five hours after the 36-year-old duchess and her husband traveled by car from their Kensington Palace home to the private Lindo Wing of…

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High-profile investors bet on stocks tied to millennials: Sohn Conference

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hedge fund managers at the high-profile 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York pitched stock ideas on Monday that they said should benefit from the growing clout of the millennial generation, ranging from online food ordering to homebuilders. Jeffrey Gundlach, CEO of DoubleLine Capital LP, presents during the 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S., April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid John Khoury, founder and managing partner of the $2.7 billion Long Pond Capital hedge…

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Sebi’s circular naming defaulters draws flak; companies approach FinMin

Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is once again caught on the wrong foot, and this time for one of its recent circulars that made public names of over 2,000 entities, which have defaulted on its dues. Some of the companies named in the list have raised objections with the finance ministry, stating that the list was erroneous, said sources aware of the development. …

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US Senate panel backs Pompeo as secretary of state

Katrina Manson in Washington April 24, 2018 Print this page The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly endorsed Mike Pompeo as secretary of state after Republican Rand Paul withdrew his opposition on Monday, averting what could have been an embarrassing setback for the Trump administration. Mr Pompeo’s confirmation in the full Senate had been expected before Monday’s committee vote, but tension over the administration’s hawkish foreign policy raised the possibility that the panel would deal the president a symbolic rebuke. Mr…

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The veggie burger that bleeds when you cut it

Image copyright Impossible Foods Image caption It looks like meat, it even bleeds. But does it taste meaty enough to convert committed carnivores? The meat industry is a major contributor to carbon dioxide emissions and deforestation, and a huge consumer of water. But can lab-grown veggie alternatives wean us off our addiction to red meat? Silicon Valley tech companies are betting on it. Evan McCormack, 19, is staring a big juicy burger on his plate at a local cafe. It…

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