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At #MSBizAppsSummit trying to give this #CringeWorthy #WomenInTech panel the benefit of the doubt. They chose a white actress #GinaDavis to #keynote a #DiversityInTech chat. Hmmm. #refactrtech #womenwhocode #DiversityAndInclusion @RefactrTech @Microsoft
Gina Davis: we don't have enough #female #rolemodels [in tech] so we need to make them up [in film]. If she can see it she can believe it. Me: #BS there are many awesome #womenintech who could be speaking here. Still trying to give this keynote a chance.
Gina Davis on #metoo: Just don't take your dick out and we'll be fine. Me: that's a pretty low bar. #Refactrtech #womenintech #womenwhocode #DiversityInTech #MSBizAppsSummit
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(1) @NYPDONeill is in the @nytimes today, defending the #NYPD’s #FacialRecognition, but his defense left us with more questions than answers. S.T.O.P. and other advocates have challenged the #NYPD’s facial recognition dragnet. #NYC needs reforms, not PR. nytimes.com/2019/06/09/opi…
(2) The truth is that the #NYPD’s #FacialRecognition system is biased and broken. Their database will return more than 200 possible “matches” for every single photo. Meaning that AT BEST it is wrong 99.5% of the time. All too often, NONE of the “matches” will be the real suspect.
(3) #FacialRecognition can be a powerful tool, but only when used correctly. Per @GeorgetownCPT, #NYPD artists #Photoshop images before testing them, altering the faces and copy/pasting #celebrity photos. This isn’t #ForensicScience; it’s an art project. law.georgetown.edu/privacy-techno…
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Good evening and welcome to the late edition of #HRwithEM, a weekly #TwitterSession #TweetChat to connect, learn and share career development tips, employee experience practices, as well as resolve burning #HR issues and/or questions. #HackingHRLagos #TEDxIkeja2019
Thank you to everyone joining us this evening. Please identify yourself and the location you are joining from, so we can acknowledge you properly. #HRwithEM #HackingHRLagos #TEDxIkeja2019
Feel free to tweet your question(s) at me with the hashtag #HRwithEM as the session is going on, and I would respond to all at the end of the session. #HackingHRLagos #TEDxIkeja2019
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and off we go #EnergyTwitter! May the thread start! 💡

Did You Know: To provide vital #oil across the English Channel after the #DDay landings, within months secret #pipelines were unwound from massive spools to reach French ports.
Following the #DDay invasion– June 6, 1944 – Allied forces would need vast quantities of #petroleum to continue the advance into #Europe. Allied leaders also knew that petroleum tankers trying to reach French ports would be vulnerable to #Luftwaffe attacks...
A top-secret “Operation #PLUTO” – Pipe Line Under The Ocean – became the Allied strategy. It would fuel victory with #oil production from the #USA petroleum industry. The secret pipeline mission used a popular #WaltDisney character for its logo. #OOTT
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2 in 3 three people in Wales use #digital technology to support their #health through different actions. Our new report out today phw.nhs.wales/news-and-publi… @PublicHealthW @Cas__Sharp @markabellis
1 in 3 people in Wales use #digital tech to monitor their #health
But we found markedly lower levels in men than women, older ages (although 1 in 5 70+ yrs used tech to support health), less affluent areas, and amongst those who smoke/drink/inactive. #DigitalDivide. Lots more detail here. phw.nhs.wales/news-and-publi…
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India (Bhārat), aka Republic of India (Bhārat Gaṇarājya) constitutes a mosaic of paradoxes and contradictions starting with the existence of gigantic socio-economic disparities which are in sharp contrast with the spectacular technological development in most productive sectors.
Such contradictions reflect significant measurement discrepancies which, in India's case, could be on the order of hundreds of millions of people.
Furthermore, there is the problem of Islamic terrorists, who are trained abroad and find easy fuel in the contradictions within it.
Finally, there’s agriculture which, by some estimates, accounts for 90% of India’s water consumption. Farmers meet irrigation demands by indiscriminately extracting groundwater, which some say accounts for a quarter of the world’s groundwater usage.
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🔴 Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source. #TradeWars

Reuters reports that Google is suspending some business with the Chinese manufacturer

<POTENTIALLY DESTABILIZING FOR #Huawei's PHONES TRADE, IF ACCURATE>

reuters.com/article/us-hua…
If report is accurate, Huawei could be restricted to using the Android Open Source Project (ASOP), losing access to [Android] updates, which would cut the company off from critical Google apps that consumers outside of China expect on Android devices.
Rumors say that Huawei was already preparing its own operating systems in the event of being banned from using Android and Windows, but given US fears about foreign interference, a home-grown OS is likely to face even more scrutiny than Google’s software❗️
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Thread on the backgound of Diane Culligan, who claimed in May to control a bizarre breakaway club from #MillwallLionesses & husband Anthony, a former shirt sponsor's owner (which recently declared Insolvency at the High Court).

An off-site page of this thread unrolls at its end.
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FYI @kelly_noble1 @MichelleYoung90

Anthony David Culligan, b.1963, (husband of @Diane_Culligan) owns 31.73% of SETL Developments Ltd, Co. Number 09704844

Mrs Culligan became Director of #MillwallLionesses, June 2018 & assumed Notifiable Control of @FAWC_ club, Oct.2018
@SheKicksNews

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#MillwallLionesses bore the one of the brand logos of Mr Culligan's #TechStartup company, namely as "SETL Blockchain" = @SETL_io

@TomJGarry
@LucasBall2211
@FrankieChristou

Credit : @MillWallLionesses (the real ones)
& @TheMillwallFans for the £17.5k of life.
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My mentions are full of tweets about Snitchtasha, so I wanted to put something positive out there: my work! This week was a big week for me because FOUR interviews with me were published. First I refreshed my website (interview links follow): cprescodweinstein.com
The first interview to release this week was a super thrilling interview with the glorious and distinguished SUNY Albany Professor Janell Hobson in Ms. Magazine. Prof. Hobson really let me think out loud about what it means to be #BlackandSTEM.
msmagazine.com/2019/05/07/why…
Next came a discussion with @gregmepstein for @TechCrunch about #decolonizeSTEM and #diversity in #technology. Greg asked super thoughtful questions!! techcrunch.com/2019/05/08/dec…
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#kzoo2019 well @WestPoint_USMA were so anxious to talk, they just started on their own at 1328 sharp! Prof Rogers explains his cadets' "mission control center" or laboratory for #Military #History, working 8+ hrs/day on #medieval chronicles' paleography to #data mine 100yrs' war
Specifically looking for artillery information in skirmishes and sieges, to find what on the "laundry list" of sieges leads to #failure vs #success according to the #Database the cadets @WestPoint_USMA built collaboratively for the late #medieval & early #Renaissance. #kzoo2019
A small sample of the +90,000 #data entries - first up is Cadet Liam Kane with his findings on waging war by sieges vs by battles... taking #medieval #Military #History from generalizations to specifically-defined quantities... 47 battles to 134 sieges! #kzoo2019
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This Mother's Day, breast health advocates’ daughters share how their moms have inspired them.

#MothersDay #MothersDay2019 #BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #HealthCare #GEHealth

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/breast-cancer-…
When a mammogram missed Jacquelyn’s breast cancer due to her dense breast tissue, she learned about this technology

#BreastCancerAwareness #breastcancer #mammography #mammogram #technology #HealthCare #GEHealth

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/ultrasound-gav…
A 1,000-square-foot medical clinic in the Andes Mountains is transforming rural healthcare

In the mountains of #Peru, a husband and wife run a #Quechuan-speaking center where patients pay what they can and are never turned away due to a lack of resources

newsroom.gehealthcare.com/medical-clinic…
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In July 1969 the Apollo 11 astronauts conducting several tasks during extravehicular activity (EVA) operations on the surface of the moon. The EVA lasted approximately 2.5 hours with all scientific activities being completed satisfactorily. #OneGiantLeap

#Apollo11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

That's #OneSmallStep for [a] man, #OneGiantLeap for mankind.

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La Cina è vicina.

#Cina, navi da guerra di #Pechino in #Africa

dire.it/22-05-2016/552…
La Cina è vicina.

L'inaspettato volto umano della #Cina che sta "colonizzando" l'#Africa.
#Pechino non è solo il primo investitore nel Continente africano. Sono un centinaio le #Ong impegnate nel sociale.

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La #Cina è vicina.

L'#Africa è già una colonia cinese.
Le multinazionali di #Pechino proseguono indisturbate la conquista del continente nero. Con un piano di investimenti da oltre 60 miliardi di dollari. E scarso rispetto per i diritti dei lavoratori

🇨🇳 agi.it/blog-italia/af…
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Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969.

That's #OneSmallStep for [a] man, #OneGiantLeap for mankind.

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... sometimes solving one problem begets another. #Igbo culture most laudably seems to be pushed by those in diaspora, as seen on the social media. However, 90% of what is shown is mainly #masquerading and #dances. Very beautiful. Moreover, there is need to emphasis other aspects
Like marriage, farming, food, poetry, arts & crafts, industry, commerce, architecture etc. There has been a great awakening; most nostalgia and sometimes, a relapse because one can't compete with global trends. Idolatry is on the increase pitched unto 'say' Omenala, our #culture.
African Traditional #Religion (ATR) especially as practiced by ndi Igbo was just a tip of the iceberg about their culture. It was the culture of a typical Igbo person not to go hungry, as such manliness, was measured by the number of yam tubers one had in his barn and other #farm
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🔴 #Software is eating the world, and it’s only the beginning

#ArtificialIntelligence #AI #MachineLearning #ML #FutureOfWork #Robots #Technology #Disruption

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🔴 #Software is eating the world, and it’s only the beginning

#ArtificialIntelligence #AI #MachineLearning #ML #FutureOfWork #Robots #Technology #Disruption

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - From The Beginning (Live)

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Stung by Big Fines, Big Banks Beef Up Money-Laundering Controls
By Yalman Onaran (Bloomberg)

The tech-race:
☝️New tech allow regulators better AML detection but then forces banks to use even better tech to detect before the regulators

Thread👇
bloomberg.com/amp/news/artic…
Measures by HSBC
HR👉 HSBC quintupled the number of AML employees to 5,000 (2012-2016)
Tech👉upgraded its #Fintech #technology (#MachineLearning scanning transaction data)
Lobby&learn👉in 2016, hired Jennifer Calvery, the U.S. Treas.Dpt’s top #AML official who fined HSBC in 2012.
👉9 big banks paid a total of $20 billion (2012-2015) for lax AML controls
👉 clients evade taxes or violate U.S. sanctions
👉most of the settlements came with deferred-prosecution agreements and outside monitors
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#Panel discussion on "What is the new normal for #CESEE?"
@wiiw_news #wiiwSpringSeminar
Vizek: "Very strong public sector, lot of informal economy. Croatia experienced slow growth before, so new normal not really new. But political willingness to reform very low."
Zubovic: positive trends in #Serbia: - rapid #growth in #IT sector over last 3/4 years w/ 3% to 6% share of GDP - Huge Chinese #investments, but with #externalities - Macroeconomic #stability, no fiscal #deficit anymore - foreign #debt declining - Substantial growth of #GDP
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A little thread, which I may come back to, for all those #technophobes who blame rise in #suicide on #socialmedia.

First: legit, what rise?
Second: The actual experts do not agree with you, and your fear-mongering is likely causing more harm than good.
cf. Thomas, K, and Gunnell, D. (2010). Suicide in England and Wales 1861–2007: a time-trends analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 39, Issue 6, December 2010, Pages 1464–1475.
So, first the data, from #UK (above) and elsewhere (below).

Clearly if this epidemic was *caused* by a *single* factor it would permeate all societies with social media.

[Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Sex — United States, 1975–2015, #USA]
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G Venugopal, chairman of Print and Beyond welcomes the delegates to the KMPA full day seminar #PrintAndBeyond
Ravi Joshi, president of AIFMP highlights the importance of the Federation in terms of government representation. Also traces the history of print in Malabar #PrintAndBeyond
In his keynote address, Manipal Technologies' Gautham Pai highlights the new sense of entrepreneurship. "In the previous generation, being an entrepreneur was the last choice."
#PrintAndBeyond
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[#SmartFuture][#February27]
─The internet will not scale to meet the demands of #AI, #IoT and video streaming without active participation from service providers.
─A lightweight autonomous underwater vehicle for a maximum depth of 200m. The Sparus II is capable of hovering and has an easily configurable payload area and an open software architecture.
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