AS Roma’s talismanic playmaker Francesco Totti confirmed that Sunday’s Serie A match at home to Genoa will be his last after 25 years at the club, but left his future shrouded in mystery by saying he was ready for a “new challenge”.The 40-year-old gave no clues as to whether the new challenge would be a director’s role at Roma or playing at a different club, something which has always been considered unthinkable for one of soccer’s most loyal players.”From Monday, I’m ready to go again. I’m ready for a new challenge,” Totti said on his Twitter feed. “Roma-Genoa, Sunday May 28, 2017, the last time I can wear Roma’s jersey.”Totti added: “I can’t tell you in a few words how much these colours mean, meant and will always mean to me.”I just feel that my love for football never fades. It’s a passion, my passion. It’s so deep I can’t imagine not fuelling it any longer. Ever.”Until Thursday, Totti had refused to confirm or deny his plans for the future, although Roma officials had said he would not be offered another contract after this season.Totti has been little used by coach Luciano Spalletti this season, playing a total of 327 minutes in his 17 Serie A appearances and scoring two goals.Roma need to beat Genoa on Sunday to finish second in Serie A and qualify for the Champions League group stage next season.
Melbourne City 0 Sydney FC 1: Cahill injury compounds hosts’ misery Peter Hanson 19:05 11/3/17 Getty Images Melbourne City lost for the first time in the A-League this season, while Tim Cahill provided Australia with an injury scare. Tim Cahill’s injury compounded Melbourne City’s misery as their 100 per cent record this season was ended by a 1-0 loss to Sydney FC, who remain unbeaten and are now top of the A-League.Former Everton star Cahill limped off with an ankle injury in the first half of the contest at AAMI Park and is believed to have been sent for scans to assess the full extent of the damage.The 37-year-old’s injury will be a major concern for Australia ahead of their World Cup intercontinental play-off against Honduras, the first leg of which takes place next Friday. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player City’s frustrations were compounded when Luke Wilkshire volleyed home Michael Zullo’s cross just shy of the hour to secure a win that sees Sydney, who are now 14 league matches unbeaten, leapfrog their opponents atop the table.59′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! WILKSHIRE!!!!!!!!! 0-1 #SydneyIsSkyBlue #MCYvSYD pic.twitter.com/CXyugd8u9G— Sydney FC (@SydneyFC) November 3, 2017The hosts had responded well to Cahill’s injury and Nick Fitzgerald felt he was fouled in the area by Jordy Buijs, before the same man struck just wide of the right post from 20 yards.But Sydney had the lead when Wilkshire fired Zullo’s delivery into the ground and watched the ball bounce into the top-left corner.Ross McCormack failed to sort out his feet in time when Fitzgerald’s low, fizzed cross needed just a touch as, despite pushing hard for the equaliser, Warren Joyce’s side saw their unbeaten start to the campaign come to an end. read more
Kolkata: After temporary repair work, the bascule bridge in the Port area was opened for vehicular traffic on Thursday morning. However, it has been decided that until the faulty bearing gets repaired or replaced, heavy vehicles will not be allowed on the bridge.According to sources, engineers of Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) were trying to repair the bearing which became faulty. As it could not be replaced immediately, it has been repaired temporarily. For that reason, KoPT is not allowing any heavy vehicles on the bridge as it may cause permanent damage. Also Read – City bids adieu to Goddess DurgaDue to a technical glitch the bascule bridge couldn’t be closed properly from Tuesday night, owing to which huge congestion took place. According to sources, late on Tuesday night the bridge was opened to pass a ship from Singapore. At around 2 am, after the ship crossed the area, on-duty Port Trust employees tried to close the bridge. While doing so, it was noticed that it was not closed fully owing to misaligned sections. Immediately, vehicle movement on the bridge was suspended. Later, all Kidderpore-bound vehicles were diverted towards Taratala via Diamond Harbour Road.
Starting today, Canadians won’t have to be near a television or radio to receive emergency alerts.Life-threatening emergencies will now be broadcast on compatible mobile phones.As of today, the National Public Alerting System — commonly called Alert Ready — will include wireless networks, in addition to traditional broadcast channels.In the case of a life-threatening emergency, officials will send a localized alert that will compel compatible phones to emit an alarm and display a bilingual text warning.Situations that could prompt an alert include forest fires, terrorist threats or an Amber Alert for a missing child.Canada’s broadcast regulator, the CRTC, has said that wireless carriers will conduct one test of the system during the week of May 6.The shrill, siren-like alarm tone is the same one that currently accompanies emergency broadcasts on radio and television.The Alert Ready website says individuals will not be billed for the messages.
JOHANNESBURG – The Latest on South Africa’s leadership crisis (all times local):11:20 p.m.South Africa’s ruling party is welcoming the resignation of President Jacob Zuma after months of growing public anger over multiple corruption allegations.The African National Congress is expressing gratitude for Zuma’s “loyal service” and is encouraging party members to support Cyril Ramaphosa, who is now the country’s acting president.Ramaphosa is expected to be elected swiftly in a parliament vote and sworn in.___11:05 p.m.South African President Jacob Zuma says he has resigned “with immediate effect.”The scandal-tainted leader made the announcement late Wednesday in a televised address to the nation.Zuma says he has resigned despite his disagreement with the instruction of the ruling African National Congress party to leave office immediately. The ANC had been prepared to pursue a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday.Zuma’s tenure has been marred by years of corruption scandals.___10:30 p.m.South Africa is waiting for President Jacob Zuma to deliver the statement he had promised in response to the ruling party’s order to resign.The presidency had said Zuma would address the nation at the top of the hour but the podium shown on TV screens across the country remains empty.The ruling African National Congress says it will move to oust the scandal-tainted Zuma in a parliamentary vote if he does not quit voluntarily.That vote has been set for Thursday afternoon.___3:05 p.m.South African President Jacob Zuma says “I will be out” if parliament votes against him in a motion of no confidence set for Thursday.Zuma’s comment in a live interview on state broadcaster SABC suggests that he will not obey a ruling party order to leave office by the end of Wednesday.The ruling African National Congress says it will move to oust Zuma in a parliamentary vote if he does not quit voluntarily.Zuma says he has been “victimized” and that he disagrees with the ANC party’s efforts to remove him. He says he was willing to resign but wanted to stay a few more months on office.He says he will make a statement later.___2:30 p.m.South African President Jacob Zuma says ruling party leaders have not given him clear reasons for why he should resign and he calls his treatment “unfair.”Zuma broke his silence Wednesday in a live interview with state broadcaster SABC as the nation awaited word on whether he would obey a ruling party order to leave office.Zuma says the ruling African National Congress has not followed party procedures in trying to unseat him. The ANC wants parliament to vote Thursday on a motion of no confidence if he doesn’t resign Wednesday.“I need to be furnished on what I’ve done,” Zuma says. “What is this hurry?”The president has not commented in the ongoing interview on whether he will resign.___2:05 p.m.The speaker of South Africa’s parliament wants to hold a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma on Thursday afternoon.The office of Baleka Mbete says the timing of the vote by open ballot must be agreed upon by the parliament’s program committee at a meeting later Wednesday.However, resistance to Mbete’s plan is not likely. Both the ruling African National Congress party and opposition parties are pushing for a parliamentary vote against Zuma, who has not responded to an order from his own party to leave office.An opposition-sponsored vote of no confidence against Zuma had been scheduled in parliament for Feb. 22, but opposition parties wanted the event to be moved to this week.___1:05 p.m.South Africa’s ruling party says parliament could elect a new president on Thursday if President Jacob Zuma leaves office.Jackson Mthembu, a senior official in the African National Congress, says the party wants to resolve the country’s leadership turmoil as soon as possible.Mthembu says that under an accelerated timeline, parliament would vote to remove Zuma from office on Thursday unless he resigns before then, and that lawmakers would elect a new president immediately after the vote.The ruling party wants Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to take over from Zuma, who has not responded to an ANC order to quit.___12:50 p.m.South Africa’s ruling party says it is preparing for a parliamentary motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma on Thursday.Paul Mashatile, a senior official in the African National Congress, says the aim of the vote is to remove Zuma so that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa can take over.Mashatile says Zuma faces a deadline Wednesday to respond to a ruling party order to leave office.“We can no longer keep South Africa waiting,” Mashatile says.Zuma has been discredited by corruption scandals. Police have raided the home of a prominent business family with links to the president.___8:30 a.m.South African police have raided the residential compound of a business family suspected of using its ties to President Jacob Zuma to influence Cabinet appointments and land state contracts.Agents from the Hawks, an elite police investigative unit, on Wednesday entered the compound of the Gupta family in Saxonwold, an affluent neighbourhood in Johannesburg.The raid happened as the ruling African National Congress Party awaited a response from Zuma after instructing him on Tuesday to quit office because of a series of scandals.The Gupta business family has been a flashpoint for national anger over corruption in state enterprises during Zuma’s tenure. A judicial commission is preparing to investigate the alleged graft.Zuma and the Guptas deny wrongdoing.
New York – Bahrain’s foreign minister, Cheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, stressed, Monday before the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the need for a political settlement to the “Moroccan Sahara” issue “on the basis of the autonomy initiative,” presented by Morocco.“Regarding the issue of the Moroccan Sahara, Bahrain stresses the need to find a political settlement on the basis of the autonomy initiative and the relevant Security Council resolutions that ensure the territorial integrity of Morocco, and consolidate security and stability in the region,” underlined the Bahraini official during the general debate.The minister also hailed “the return of Morocco to the African Union and the resumption of its vital role in Africa.
TORONTO — North American stock markets moved higher Friday after a surprise improvement in the U.S. jobless rate helped the Dow Jones industrials climb to new highs.Toronto’s S&P/TSX composite index closed 58.39 points higher at 12,438.03.The gains came after the U.S. Labor Department said employers added 165,000 jobs in April, while both February and March numbers were also better than first thought. The combination trimmed the U.S. unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5%.After the jobs report, the Dow crossed 15,000 for the first time and the Standard and Poor’s 500 index, a broader market measure, broke through 1,600. Both pulled back from their highs of the day, but still closed at new records.On Wall Street, the Dow was up 142.38 points at 14,973.96, after rising about 15,000 earlier in the session. The Nasdaq rose 38.01 points to 3,378.63 and the S&P 500 index gained 16.83 points to 1,614.42.The Canadian dollar was ahead 0.05 of a cent at 99.23 cents US.In commodities, the June crude contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange rose $1.62 to US$95.61 a barrel.TSX base metals stocks led the market up 2.8% as July copper gained 21 cents to US$3.31 a pound. June gold bullion was off $3.40 at US$1,464.20 an ounce.Portfolio manager Adrian Mastracci of KCM Wealth Management said the job numbers are encouraging, but there’s “still a long way to go” before a full recovery.“At this time in an aftermath, we need about 250,000 to 300,000 jobs a month,” he said.“I’m hoping we’ll get them soon, but we’re not there yet. It’s a positive sign today, but you’ve still got to be a little bit cautious because I don’t think we’re there yet.”BlackBerry (TSX:BB) users were hit with yet another a service outage on Friday morning, though the company did not say how widespread the problem was or how many users were affected, and representatives for the company would not confirm any details.Shares of BlackBerry fell six cents to $15.77, after spending most of the day higher. The company’s stock initially rose after it said the U.S. Department of Defence approved its new BlackBerry 10 smartphones and PlayBook tablets for use on its networks, a key security approval for the technology company.The TSX information technology sector fell 0.4%.In earnings, Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) says it narrowed its net loss to $260 million or 95 cents per diluted share in the first quarter. That was down from a net loss of $274 million or 99 cents per share in the same 2012 quarter. Air Canada shares fell 18 cents to $2.70.Rona Inc. (TSX:RON) has hired Alain Brisebois, a 30-year veteran of the retail industry who previously worked at Alimentation Couche-Tard, to be its chief commercial officer and senior vice-president of operations. Shares rose 23 cents to $10.38.European markets also fed off the soaring U.S. markets after gains had been limited earlier in the day when the European Union downgraded its economic forecast for the region. In its spring update, the EU said it expected the 17-country eurozone’s economy to shrink 0.4% this year, 0.1 percentage points worse than its February prediction.The Canadian Press
Tensions higher than ever inside ‘bursting’ Saskatoon jail Province blames changing gang affiliations for violence at Saskatoon jail Saskatoon jail locked down after fights involving gang members Three inmates were treated for minor injuries after a fight involving gang members at the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre late Thursday, the latest in a string of violent incidents at the jail.Ministry of Corrections and Policing spokesman Drew Wilby said the incident involved members of unnamed “rival security threat groups” who began fighting in the cultural area, which is a trailer in the yard used by elders for ceremony.“The incident is being reviewed to determine what occurred, how it occurred and how it can be prevented from happening again,” Wilby said, adding that correctional officers quickly stopped the fight, which was first reported by CBC News.In a press release issued Friday, the union responsible for staff at the correctional centre called on the provincial government to provide more resources and better strategies to deal with the increasing gang violence at the Correctional Centre. According to the release, only a few staff members were present during Thursday’s fight and could not prevent the altercation from happening. Additional officers had to be called in to break up the inmates.“We are hearing from our members the way these gangs are being housed and transported around the jail is just not working, and our members are very concerned, not only for their own safety, but for the inmates also,” said Bob Bymoen, president of the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees Union (SGEU).Story continues belowThis advertisement has not loaded yet,but your article continues below.“This situation is only going to get worse unless things change. We need to see a different strategy in dealing with these rival gangs, whether that is isolating them more, providing more high-security areas, providing more staff to prevent altercations, or changing their programming so these factions are kept apart at all times.”Problems at the jail appear to have started last month, when 18-year-old inmate Brent Checkosis was stabbed with a homemade knife inside his cell. Two inmates have been charged with aggravated assault in that incident.That was followed by two major fights between multiple members of the Indian Posse and the Westside Outlaws gangs that left at least four inmates injured and resulted in a five-day institutional lockdown.There have been confrontations and fights between gang members even after 40 per cent of the jail’s population was moved during the lockdown in an attempt to keep rivals away from each other.The provincial government has taken the rare step of attributing the violence to a sudden fracture in relations between the once-friendly Indian Posse and Westside Outlaws.It has been suggested that the former, much older gang is struggling to assert itself.“It’s unpredictable, man. You don’t know what’s going to happen, whether or not somebody’s going to f—ing roll on you or somebody’s going to just attack you out of nowhere,” an inmate currently on a remand unit told the StarPhoenix this month.Fr. André Poilièvre, founder of Str8 Up, an organization that helps people leave gang life, told the StarPhoenix that he’s been visiting the jail since 1998 and he’s never seen tensions so firstname.lastname@example.org/macphersonaRelated
Luiz Carlos da Costa, Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Deputy Special Representative for Operations and Rule of Law, today awarded certificates to the first graduating class at a ceremony at the Police Academy in Paynesville on the outskirts of Monrovia.The 24 officers, including six women, successfully completed a year-long training course conducted by the Ministry of Justice and the Corrections Advisory Unit of the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL). Addressing the graduates, who will soon be deployed to corrections facilities throughout Liberia, Mr. da Costa emphasized their responsibility to uphold basic protections. “As a correctional officer you will be dealing with human beings who, although they have broken the law, have human rights and dignity. It is therefore imperative that you also focus on the humane treatment of those individuals or groups incarcerated.” This is all the more true, he said, “now that peace has returned and a new democratically elected government is in place.”Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf was sworn in as President of Liberia on 16 January, becoming the first woman to lead an African nation.Also addressing the graduates, Marjo Callaghan, the Head of UNMIL’s Corrections Advisory Unit, cited the words of the famous Russian author Dostoevsky, who said “one can determine the morality of a country by the way it treats its prisoners.”Ms. Callaghan urged the new corrections officers to reflect on that statement when they go off to perform their professional responsibilities. She added that the role of a correctional officer is “not to punish” detainees, but to keep their colleagues and prisoners safe, thus contributing to the security of the community as a whole. Acting Justice Minister Mr. Kabineh Ja’neh thanked UNMIL for the valuable training provided and said the graduation of this class “marks the beginning of a new era” showing Liberia’s commitment to develop a new culture of respect for human dignity in which the rule of law will be the order of the day. The ceremony was attended by UNMIL officials, representatives of two organizations which had provided training to the graduates – the International Committee for the Red Cross and the Center for Victims of Torture – as well as proud friends and relatives of the graduates. In addition to the 24 officers who graduated today, a further 55 future correctional officers are undergoing on-the-job training at correctional institutions throughout Liberia.
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Xynthia : François Fillon assure que les zones noires ne sont pas négociables France – Malgré la colère de nombreuses victimes de la tempête Xynthia, dont les maisons situées en “zone noire” seront détruites, François Fillon demeure très ferme : aucune négociation n’est envisageable.Alors que près de 1.500 maisons seront rasées pour laisser les terrains retourner à l’état naturel, les protestations des propriétaires concernés vont bon train. Elles ne changeront pourtant rien à cette décision, comme a tenu à le réaffirmer le Premier ministre François Fillon.À lire aussiQuand une cascade se met à couler à l’envers en EcosseSelon lui, il est hors de question que des populations se réinstallent “dansdes zones où elles pourraient courir un danger mortel” a-t-il insisté, avant d’ajouter que “le devoir du gouvernement est de tout faire pour que cette catastrophe (la tempête Xynthia, ndlr) ne puisse plus se reproduire”.Assurant comprendre le “traumatisme” que constituera pour les habitants des “zones noires” la destruction de leur maison, François Fillon a annoncé la création, “dans les 48 heures”, de délégués à la solidarité. Ces derniers seront placés sous la responsabilité des préfets et seront chargés de “recevoir les personnes qui souhaitent des explications sur les critères choisis par l’État”.Le Premier ministre a par ailleurs indiqué avoir demandé aux compagnies d’assurance de réduire les délais permettant l’indemnisation, évaluée en fonction du prix du marché avant la tempête, de trois à un mois. Le 14 avril 2010 à 16:32 • Emmanuel Perrin
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, July 18, 2016 – On Friday, the PNP getting it done ahead of its executive meetings which are announced for start today and will decide on the unequivocal standard bearers as we near a General Election. Three at large choices were made: Sheba Wilson of the Big South made it through along with another South Caicos islander, Rev John Malcolm and the MP for North & Middle who shifted to go at large will be a part of the PNP’s five in the all island race, Hon Donhue Gardiner.There are two areas to be ratified; South Caicos ED#3 between Hon Ruth Blackman, current PNP appointed member and Alvin Parker; and Electoral District #4, North and Middle Caicos where attorney Mark Fulford and hotel executive, Tueton Williams have to be considered by the NEC. The PNP wants to be done with selection of its 15 candidates by end of the month. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:
The Senate Fiance Committee is creating a new subcommittee to look at Medicaid reform. Sen. Anna MacKinnon, R-Eagle River, will lead the subcommittee. She says the other members will be announced Wednesday morning.MacKinnnon says the subcommittee will review Medicaid reform bills from Sen. Pete Kelly, R-Fairbanks, and from the Walker administration. She says members will focus on finding Medicaid cost drivers to bend the curve on spending.“I’m trying to focus right now at least on how do we save money in a system that is the largest cost driver in the state when we’re facing a 4 billion dollar budget deficit.”The Medicaid program costs the state more than $600 million a year.
You trust Amazon to give you great deals on thousands of different products and deliver them in a timely manner. But are you ready to trust them with access to your home or apartment?Amazon has unveiled a new service called Amazon Key, and it’s very similar to Walmart’s new straight-to-your-fridge delivery… with a more limited range. With Amazon Key, customers can authorize Amazon to open the door and slide their parcels inside.Now, a lot of people are reacting to Amazon Key with an unqualified “nope!” Let a stranger open your door while you’re not home, especially after that whole wallet stealing incident that happened last year? Yeah, right!Amazon has taken steps to take as much sketchiness as possible out of the equation. For starters, the people handling deliveries are the same ones currently handling Amazon’s drop-offs. They’ve been pre-screened, and hopefully built up a decent level of trust.On top of that, anyone who wants to sign up for Amazon Key will have to own a compatible smart lock and one of Amazon’s slick new connected cameras — the Amazon Cloud Cam. The thought being that you can monitor the delivery process or review footage later to make sure nothing unsavory happened. In fact, the Key app will notify you when the delivery goes down and show you an instant replay.The Cloud Cam itself is a slick piece of hardware. It’s got a 1080 sensor, infrared LEDs for low-light recording, a microphone, and speaker, and it features full Alexa integration.Prime members can pre-order one (or several) right now. They’re $119 each and Amazon has promo codes that will save you a few bucks on two- or three-packs. The Key app and the actual delivery service kick off on November 8. It’s only available in the 37 markets where Amazon’s own logistics crew does deliveries.Still not comfortable with the idea of letting a delivery person into your house while you’re not home? You could always have Amazon put your parcels in your trunk instead.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Stay on target Amazon’s ‘Marvelous’ Gas Station Discount Causes Chaos in CaliforniaAmazon to Donate Unsold Products Instead of Trashing Them
Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Tech titans and global corporations are not the only ones susceptible to privacy breaches.New research from the University of Arkansas examines how people react when information they consider secret is made public by someone they trust.Social media has made it all too easy to share details of one’s own personal and professional life—not to mention the lives of friends and family. But what happens when, say, a happy couple broadcast news of their pregnancy to close confidants, without setting clear boundaries for repeating the announcement?AdChoices广告That’s what Lindsey Aloia wondered.An assistant professor of communication at UA, Aloia investigated this question within the context of communication privacy management theory (CPM).According to this theory, private information is a possession—like a car, phone, or sweater. When shared, the receiver of said information becomes a “co-owner.”The original possessor, however, carried certain, often implicit, expectations about how their intelligence is shared or used. And when these undisclosed rules are violated, the initial secret-holder experiences so-called “boundary turbulence.”At which point the parties involved can examine their relationship and renegotiate privacy rules, or let this misunderstanding fester and eventually ruin the connection.Aloia’s findings, based on a survey of 216 college students, favor the latter; she explained that privacy breaches tend to damage, rather than strengthen, relationships.In fact, participants reported feelings of anger, fear, and sadness when their information was leaked without permission; the larger the breach, the more intense the emotions.And it doesn’t get much larger than Facebook and Twitter.“Social media has changed the way we think about private information, so it’s changed the way we negotiate privacy boundaries as well,” Aloia said in a statement.Posting an embarrassing story of a friend or an awkward photo of a family member may seem like a harmless joke. But information shared to a social network spreads faster than you can say “meme,” and the result can easily damage even the most stable relationships.So next time you dig up a hilariously humiliating snapshot or are entrusted with an exciting revelation, think twice before sharing it with the world. (Or, better yet, just ask.)“Although it takes coordination at the start, it’s an important step in the process,” Aloia urged. Robot Dog Astro Can Sit, Lie Down, and Save LivesMIT’s AI Knitting System Designs, Creates Woven Garments Stay on target
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Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer September 5, 2017 The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the talk of the business town, at least over here in my native U.K. If you somehow managed to escape this, the abbreviation refers to the major new European Union legislation due to come into effect less than nine months from now.Related: The New EU General Data Protection Regulation: Big Data Protection Gets PersonalFrom May 25, 2018, any organization that controls or processes personally identifiable information about EU citizens must have stringent organizational and technical measures in place (or “privacy by design,” as it’s been dubbed), to comply with the GDPR.The new rules are outlined at the regulation website, but include requirements like mandatory breach notification and the right of data subjects to receive confirmation as to whether their personal data is being processed, and for what purpose. Why should U.S. businesses care? In fact, those that have customers in Europe or even those looking to expand across the Pond should be deep into their planning and implementation phases to get ready for when the regulation becomes law next May. Yet, research by the analyst firm Gartner has already shown that over 50 percent of companies affected by the GDPR will not be in full compliance with its requirements by the end of the looming deadline.Related: Beyond the Privacy Fine Print: Making Privacy More TransparentThis is despite the fact that 92 percent of U.S. companies affected by GDPR cited compliance with it — in a PwC survey of US-based multinationals.– as a top data-protection priority.This is hardly a surprise, given that whenever a new unifying law or big piece of legislation like this is proposed, organizations tend to take a “wait and see” approach, to observe how rules are enforced, before they make critical decisions on how far to go with their response.This stance may prove difficult with the GDPR, however, as fines may range as high as €20 million (almost U.S.$24 million) or 4 per cent of global annual turnover — whichever is greater. My advice to companies, then, is not to be tempted to “wait and see” whether the GDPR rules are enforced, or enforced differently in some countries than others.Indeed, with this unifying data law just around the corner, a passive approach is a poor plan of attack. Companies need to be ready from the start — and here are three key reasons why.1. Customer data must be safeguarded.There is evidence that suggests that privacy sells. Over the last couple of years, the use of ad blocks has increased significantly globally. A recent report by analytics company PageFair showed that ad blocker usage surged 30 percent last year. There were 615 million devices blocking ads worldwide by the end of 2016, with the key reason for downloading software being security.There is also a rising awareness from the consumer side on the abuse of personally identifiable information (PII). This is of great importance to consumers: Their data must be safe, so the onus is on organizations to do this going forward because, first and foremost, it’s the right thing to do and the ethical way to do business — no matter the headache it causes at the start.2. GDPR rules aren’t luxuries, they’re solid best practices.The GDPR is the biggest shake-up to data privacy in a generation, but organizations must remember the overriding principle of these new regulations: to unify data laws across the European continent in order to shift the burden of proof from individuals to organizations. That means that the new rules act as best-practices guidelines for companies to follow. In fact, companies should already have the majority of these in place and now is the best time to start.A “wait and see” approach makes sense only if the potential risks are outweighed by the efforts required to prevent them. GDPR may require coordination and effort in the beginning, but in most cases, it’s just enforcing best practices for data handling and management, so these are steps that companies should be taking as a matter of course.3. GDPR will ultimately help you win more business in Europe Where once citizens needed to show that they were the victims of data misuse or security breaches, organizations must now demonstrate they’ve taken the right pre-emptive actions to protect personal data appropriately. If your company takes the initiative from the start, this will boost your company’s customer base across Europe. Ultimately, proper GDPR compliance will lead to more business wins in the continent.Beyond the final implications of the GDPR, which are great, the impact on reputation and brand loyalty can lead to greater financial impact in the long run.With a new piece of legislation, coverage of the first breaches and fines is likely to be major for the companies involved. I urge companies to spend the time now securing their customer data, and not to run the risk of a headline-grabbing fine and the damage to their brand’s reputation by being a test case.Related: Will Artificial Intelligence Be Illegal in Europe Next Year?A good starting point is to work with partners that understand the complexities of the European market and regulations, who will help simplify the GDPR compliance process by enabling the security, portability and encryption efforts for your customer data. Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. Listen Now 5 min read
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More Great WIRED StoriesGoogle AI tool IDs a tumor’s mutations from an imageThe case for expensive antibioticsInside the all-female trek to the North PoleWhat to do before—and after—you lose your phoneHow a domino master builds 15,000-piece creationsLooking for more? Sign up for our daily newsletter and never miss our latest and greatest stories Many people like to call this model “Newton’s Second Law of Motion,” but I think that presents the wrong idea. It wasn’t only Newton who contemplated the role of force. There were others working on this problem in the 17th century (Galileo, Hooke, Leibniz) and they all made significant contributions.But how would you build this model using force and acceleration? It’s not too difficult to get a value for the acceleration of a moving object by measuring distance and time. What about the force? How can you both apply a constant force on an object AND keep it constant?One way to create a constant force is with the gravitational force—just let things fall. Of course that sort of messes up your experiment since you are also changing the object’s mass. So with these problems, Newton and others had to build this force-motion model through other means. They took a theoretical approach using the data from the motion of the planets orbiting the Sun. If the moon orbits the Earth with the same type of interaction that the Earth orbits the Sun, then the acceleration of an object must depend on its mass. You’re sitting in physics class, working on a traditional problem involving forces and acceleration, when you start to wonder where these terms even came from. Were they just dreamed up to bring anguish to students, or do they have a deeper connection to reality? The study of physics, of course, is a type of science—and all sciences collect experimental data to build models. Forces and acceleration are no different.Of course we already know the relationship between force and acceleration. You see it in all of your physics books. In one dimension, we get the following mathematical model.This says that the total force on the object should be equal to the product of the object’s mass and its acceleration. It seems clear that we could just apply a force and measure the acceleration to show that this model is indeed true (and we will). Boom. That’s it. In this form it’s easier to see that by plotting acceleration vs. one over the mass, the relationship should be linear. But wait! There’s more. It’s not that we get a linear plot, but also that the slope should be meaningful. In this case, the slope of this function should be net-force (which I measured).Now for the actual plot.[embedded content]Yes, that looks pretty linear. Also, the slope has a value of 0.191 kg*m/s2 or 0.191 Newtons. That’s pretty darn close to my measured value for the force from the fan. I’m happy. Oh, if you still want to plot mass vs. acceleration, I encourage you to do that. It’s the best way to understand that it’s not a linear plot. Constant Mass with Changing ForceNow for the next experiment. What if I keep the mass of the cart constant and just change the strength of the force? I’ll admit that this is not as easy to do as I would like—but it can be done. The fan I am using runs on four AA batteries—if you run it with just 3 batteries, it will have a reduced force. However, you can only get a few data points this way. Instead, I am going to add a resistor to the circuit and still use 4 batteries. Then by increasing the resistance, I will get a reduced force. Oh, I am going to use 5 batteries too—just for fun.But what should I plot? Now if I am changing the force and measuring the acceleration, I should be able to just make a plot of force vs. acceleration. But what should the slope be? Go ahead and think about that while I make this plot. Here it is.[embedded content]If you measure the slope of this line, you get a value of 0.99—but what does this mean? Here is a hint, look at the units. Yes, the slope does indeed have units. In this case it’s the change in the vertical variable (force) divided by the change in the horizontal unit (acceleration). The force is measured in units of Newtons where 1 N = 1 kg*m/s2. So, if you divide this by the acceleration in units of m/s2, you get kilograms. Yes, that’s a mass. The slope of this line should be the mass of the cart plus fan. In this case, I have a measured mass of 0.89 kg—which is a little bit off. However, I think the problem comes from the very small values of force I used in this experiment. Still, it pretty much works. That’s essentially how they built the force-motion model in the 17th century. But you don’t have to do that now. You can verify this model using more modern tools. Here’s how it works.Constant Force with Changing MassLet’s take a low friction cart and apply a constant force. How do you do that? It’s not too difficult, but it helps to have one of these battery-powered fans that sticks onto a cart. Here, it looks like this.I can measure the magnitude of the force from the fan by turning it on and letting it push up against a force probe. With this, it seems to push with a force of about 0.2 Newtons (your fan may vary). I really like using these fans. They don’t always give the best data, but it’s very clear that there is a constant force pushing on the cart. I can also find the mass of the cart and fan—it’s right around 0.898 kilograms. The only thing left is the acceleration. How do you determine the acceleration of a moving fan?Honestly, there are plenty of ways to do this. In the low tech version, just let the cart move about 10 centimeters and use a stopwatch to record the time. Then start over and let the cart go 20 cm and record the time. Keep doing this for longer distances until you get bored or run out of track. You can then find the acceleration by plotting position vs. the square of the time—but I don’t want to do this. It takes too long for one measurement.Another common option is to use a sonic-powered motion detector. This is basically a device that sends out a pulse of sound. The sound travels towards the cart and reflects back to the detector. Based on the time the pulse takes to go there and back along with the speed of sound, it can find the distance to the cart. Since it’s a computer-based system, it can repeat this measurement about 50 times in one second to get position-time data. With that data, it’s not too difficult to find the acceleration.So here’s what I’m going to do. I am going to let the fan push on the cart such that it accelerates. Then I will measure the acceleration (you can use whatever method you like). Once I have the acceleration, I am going to start over and do it again. But this next time, I am going to add mass to the cart. I can repeat this as many times as I like. I should have data for acceleration and mass.Now for the fun part. I want to show that the force-motion model (F = ma) works. Instead of just calculating the required force, I want to make a graph. What could I plot that would produce a linear function? No—it’s not force vs. mass. That wouldn’t work. In order to make a linear graph, you need a function that looks like this:Yes, you’ve probably seen this before. If you plot “y” vs. “x” (where those variables could represent pretty much anything) then this would be a straight line with m being the slope and b the y-intercept. We don’t have the variables for mass and acceleration in this form—so we need to make it look like that. What if I do a little bit of algebra and rewrite the force equation as this:
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