AP Møller-Maersk vice chief executive Claus Hemmingsen has announced he will step down, following the separation of Maersk Tankers, Maersk Oil and Maersk Drilling.The move forms part of the company’s transformation initiative that started in 2016, with the result that the energy division, over which Mr Hemmingsen presides, will be closed by June.He joined the company in 1981 as a shipping trainee and has served across the world, going on to leading positions across shipping and offshore divisions.Chief executive Soren Skou thanked Mr Hemmingsen for the work he had put in and for his long association with the company.“I have known Claus since 1985, we joined the executive board together in 2007 and have been working closely together on the transformation of AP Møller Maersk over the last two and a half years,” said Mr Skou.“I have truly appreciated our partnership and friendship; Claus embodies the values of AP Møller Maersk and is an outstanding leader who has made many significant contributions.”Mr Hemmingsen, who will remain part of the team until the energy division closes, said: “It has been an international career, and has provided challenges and endless opportunities across multiple industries, and the opportunity for my family to live abroad.“I wish Søren Skou and all my colleagues all the best with the continued transformation and development.” By Alexander Whiteman 03/04/2019
DellIoT Satellite IoT network provider bags €26M funding Dell Technologies announced plans to invest $1 billion in R&D as part of a new IoT effort, as the computing company looks to the segment to fuel further growth opportunities in cloud computing.In a statement, Dell said it would form a new IoT division tasked with creating specific IoT products, laboratories and partner programmes, while deploying artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technology “to work in concert with IoT infrastructure”.Dell, which traditionally operates as a personal computing hardware company, recently made a splash around corporate services including storage and security, and is now looking to build on a $60 billion acquisition of IT company EMC in 2016.Capitalising on digitalThe company said the push is being driven by a growing trend among its customers to digitally transform their businesses, with IoT at the heart of the ambition.Dell explained while cloud computing was on the up for 15 years, the fact every type of product, from phones to cars and oil rigs, are now alive and intelligent means there is a growing requirement for real time processing of information.“These devices simply cannot wait for a response from a centralised cloud infrastructure that may be seconds away,” Dell stated.In an interview with Bloomberg, CEO Michael Dell (pictured) explained the company was also looking for fresh ways to attract customers, particularly those spending money on cloud-based computing services with rivals including Amazon and Microsoft.Through IoT, Dell can develop hardware and software products which can be placed near a connected device to manage all the information created.“Dell Technologies is leading the way for our customers with a new distributed computing architecture that brings IoT and AI together in one, interdependent ecosystem from the edge to the core of the cloud,” the CEO explained in the statement.The new unit will be headed up by Ray O’Farrell, CTO at Dell subsidiary VMware. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 11 OCT 2017 Bharti Airtel makes enterprise IoT play Kavit Majithia Home Dell Technologies creates new IoT division Telenor targets IoT boost through unification Related Tags Previous ArticleInterview: Casa SystemsNext ArticleAlibaba lining up $15B tech investment Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Author
Email Share on Twitter Share on Facebook As the 2016 election cycle heats up, so does another topic for debate: Which political party has the greater sense of self-control?In a new study, “The self-control consequences of political ideology,” that appears today in the journal of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, conservatives showed a greater aptitude for certain aspects of self-control, performing better on tasks that test persistence and attention regulation.At the same time, liberals appear to exhibit greater self-control when confronted with the idea that free will exerts a negative impact on success. LinkedIn Pinterest Share “This study is an attempt to take a contemporary approach to the classic picture of how liberals and conservatives explain behavior and the consequences of those explanations for self-control,” said lead author Josh Clarkson, an assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati who is a former student of Edward Hirt, a professor in the IU Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences. Hirt is also an author on the study.The behavior of political conservatives is often seen as reflecting a Protestant work ethic, according to the authors, through which people are more likely to attribute success to personal perseverance and hard work versus external factors beyond one’s control, such as birth or rank in society.“If you believe that you’re responsible for your own actions, or the outcome of your own actions, you’re actually better able to engage in self-control, which would suggest conservatives should demonstrate a greater capacity for self-control,” Clarkson said.To test their hypothesis, the researchers administered a questionnaire to discern whether participants endorsed or disagreed with statements reflecting a belief in free will. Statements included comments such as “people have complete control over decisions they make,” “people can overcome obstacles if they truly want to,” and “criminals are responsible for the bad things they do.”Not only did the questionnaire results closely correspond to the political ideologies of the participants, but people who most strongly agreed with the statements performed better at certain self-control tasks.The first task used to measure self-control is known as the “Stroop task,” which requires participants to resist the urge to name a word on a colored background rather than simply saying the name of the color, which requires a degree of self-regulation to stifle the incorrect response. The second, an anagram test, gave participants seven letters and unlimited time to make as many English words as they could with the letters, which measures persistence despite boredom or fatigue.Both tests are considered “seminal indices of self-control,” according to Clarkson, although the skills required to perform each are different.“So it is not simply a matter of conservatives being more efficient or liberals being overly analytical,” he said.In their performance on both tasks, however, conservatives outpaced their liberal counterparts. At the same time, both groups were shown to have similar levels of motivation and effort.Despite a seemingly clear distinction, Hirt said the study does not lend itself to blanket statements about conservatives versus liberals’ capacity for self-control.This statement is due in part to the results of a third test designed to explore a more complex relationship between political ideology and self-control: the idea that a belief in free will might inhibit success or lead to negative outcomes.“If you’re struggling with a certain task — whether your job, maintaining a diet or budgeting your expenses — who are you going to blame for your struggles?” Hirt said. “Anyone who feels they are responsible for their own outcomes, that sense of responsibility you take on could lead to greater guilt and inability to rebound.”To test performance under this scenario, a group of study participants was told that the belief in free will has been shown to be detrimental to self-control by causing feelings of frustration, anger or anxiety that inhibit concentration. Under these circumstances, the effects were reversed. Liberals outperformed conservatives, suggesting that a belief in free will can undermine self-control under certain conditions.“If you can get people to believe that free will is bad for self-control, conservatives no longer show an advantage in self-control performance,” Clarkson said.In these experiments, the researchers aimed to navigate a gap in understanding about how two powerful forces in American life — one related to political ideology, one to self-control — interact.“We really view this work as a launching pad to ask about mechanisms driving self-control, when liberals might exhibit better self-control, when conservatives excel, and what are the nuances,” Hirt said. “You can’t get to the nuances, however, if you don’t have a place to start.”Additional authors on the paper are John Chambers of Saint Louis University; Ashley S. Otto and Frank R. Kardes of the University of Cincinnati; and Christopher Leone of the University of North Florida.
Sani Aliyu “Restriction is removed on outdoor communal (non-contact) sports and use of recreational parks for supervised physical exercise; and sporting leagues to resume with no fans in stadiums and with necessary NPIs to be directed by the Federal Ministry of Sports and Youth Development and the NCDC.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Almost six months after sporting activities were suspended in the country due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Federal Government has given approval for eagues and other supervised outdoor events to resume without fans in the stadium.Before yesterday’s nod for sports to return, the FG recently approved use of recreational parks for supervised physical exercise and non-contact sports.The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, disclosed the lifting lifting of the ban during its daily briefing in Abuja.