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Rome, April 21 – The United Kingdom has exceeded 43 million doses of the vaccine and in the last few hours the number of deaths from Covid-19 has drastically reduced to four. Since last Monday, the reopening of the first nation in Europe that has begun to see life with different eyes. Fanpage.it has reached … (© 9Colonne – cite source)

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The 10 most commented series on social networks in Argentina

Kantar Ibope Media found an alternative to measure through social networks, something that it had already been doing with open TV programs

The television industry is undergoing a process of historical transformation with the explosion and expansion of the supply of streaming platforms. The possibility of watching a series, a show, a reality show or a special at the time the user wants makes it very difficult to measure people watching that content.

Until now, the rating, a tool that today continues to be key in air and cable television, is not possible to be counted in this era of streaming and On Demand. The most popular services such as Netflix, Disney + and Amazon Prime Video, among others, do not collaborate much with the cause either: they do not usually make public the consumption figures of their own subscribers.

Hence Kantar Ibope Media -the company that measures air and cable ratings in Argentina in a traditional way- has found an alternative to measure it through social networks, something that it had already been doing with open TV programs.

Based on a formula that adds views / impressions, number of likes and number of tweets, the service specialized in audience measurements measures Social Engagement -social interactions- 24 hours a day, which allows you to create a monthly list of the ten most talked about contents in the streaming universe, according to Kantar iProfesional it’s a statement.

Lali Esposito, above all

At the top of the social media engagement ranking reported by Ibope in March, you can find Sky Red, the Netflix series starring Lali Espósito, which accumulated 12.8 million views / impressions, 334.8 thousand likes; and 106.8 thousand tweets.

Released on the 19th of last month, the story of the three prostitutes who escape from their pimp after having committed several crimes, was a trending topic for several days, and also remained among the ten most viewed productions of the platform in Argentina.

In second place in the top ten was Wandavision, the new Marvel series that is available on Disney +. In the key of a classic sitcom, the story of Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany), a superhero couple who live trying to hide their powers, gathered 9.7 million views / impressions, 297.7 thousands of likes; and 44.2 thousand tweets.

In third place was another content of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was Zack Snyder’s La Liga de la Justicia, the film that could be seen in Argentina through the Flow and DirecTV rental service – it will be available on HBO Max, which lands in our country in June -, had many mentions on networks social: 1.6 million views / impressions, 38.3 thousand likes; and 20 thousand tweets.

Some of the other series with the highest number of tweets and views generated were Falcon and the winter soldier, also from Marvel; the medical drama New Amsterdam; and Love Alarm, a South Korean drama series based on webcomics.

In seventh place appears another Argentine series: El Marginal, which while preparing the premiere of its fourth season, made an agreement with Netflix to make its first three installments available. They are followed by The Mandalorian, the original Star Wars spin-off from Disney +; and Shitsel, a series that shows the intimate side of a family of Orthodox Jews.

British suspense miniseries closes the March ranking Behind your eyes. Living up to its nickname of streaming giant, Netflix made six spots on the list. It was followed by Disney +, with three and HBO Max with a production.

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what happened on a day like today

Like every day, these are some of the relevant events that happened on this same date but a few years ago. Find out what it is about

On April 12, 2010, Microsoft released two models of “social phones” the KIN Uno Y KIN Dos.

They were smartphones with software integrated into social networks, through Verizon Wireless. Designed by Microsoft but manufactured by Sharp, they used the operating system Windows Phone 7.

The KINs were aimed at a type of regular user of social networks and instant messaging applications.

On June 30, 2010, just 48 days after its launch, smartphones were canceled due to their dismal sales.

The KIN was never officially released in Europe.

What’s more…

On April 12, 1976, Ronald Wayne, one of the three co-founders of Apple Computer, leaves the company just eleven days after the company was created, he gave up his 10% quota for $ 800.

In his short time working with co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, Wayne illustrated the first Apple logo, wrote the company’s partnership agreement, and wrote the manual for the Apple I.

The unknown founder of Apple who lost $ 100,000 ...

Ronald Wayne decided to leave Apple because Apple’s partnership agreement established unlimited personal liability for the three co-founders, regardless of which partner produced the debt.

Since neither Jobs nor Wozniak were financially sound, Wayne feared that all the debts would fall on him so he preferred to leave this company of which “he did not see many possibilities of success either.”

Six years later (1982), 10% of Apple Computer would be worth $ 1.5 billion.

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the 10 books that Steve Jobs was inspired by

Not everything was technology for the innovator Steve Jobs, the humanities were also part of his passion and influenced his business decisions

Much of the vision of Steve Jobs in order to Apple It stems from his lifelong interest in humanities books, which gave the company that human touch. As Jobs said when introducing the iPadApple was never just a technology company.

“The reason Apple can create products like the iPad is because we have always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts,” he said.

Steve Jobs arrived at that perspective through books, as can be read in the biography of Walter Isaacson and in other sources.

Business Insider put together a list of the 10 books that most inspired Steve Jobs.

10. Steve Jobs was passionate about William Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ in his final years of high school

Steve Jobs discovered his passion for books in the last 2 years of high school.

«I started listening to a lot of music and I started reading more outside of science and technology: Shakespeare, Plato. I loved it ‘The Lear King’He told Isaacson.

The tragedy could be a warning for a young Jobs, since it is the story of an elderly monarch who goes crazy trying to divide his kingdom.

“‘King Lear’ offers a vivid description of what can go wrong if you lose control of your empire, a fascinating story for any aspiring CEO,” he says. Daniel Smith, author of How to Think Like Jobs.

9. The CEO also enjoyed Herman Melville’s ‘Moby Dick’ as a teenager.

Another epic story that colored Jobs’s outlook as a teenager was “Moby Dick“, A deeply American novel by Herman Melville.

Isaacson makes a connection between the Capitán Ahab, who is one of the most motivated and stubborn characters in literature, and Jobs.

Ahab, like Jobs, learned a lot from direct experience, rather than relying on institutions.

“I attribute all honor and glory to whaling because a whaling ship was my Yale College and my Harvard,” writes the captain at the beginning of the story.

8. ‘The Dylan Thomas Poetry Collection’ appealed to Jobs for its popularity and creativity

Steve Jobs’ intellectual growth at the end of high school was not limited to tough megalomaniacs; he also discovered his love for books in verse, particularly the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.

The author of “How to Think Like Steve Jobs,” Daniel Smith, says that Thomas’s poems “attracted him with their surprising new ways and unfailingly popular touch.”

Do not go gentle into that good night became one of the favorites.

7. Ram Dass’s ‘Be Here Now’ Supposedly Transformed Jobs When He Was In College

In late 1972, Jobs had just started at the Reed College, an elite liberal arts school in Portland, Oregon. He started taking LSD and reading many books on spirituality.

Be Here Now, a meditation guide from Ram Dass, it greatly affected Jobs.

Born as Richard Alpert, Dass offers an account of his encounters with South Asian metaphysics:

Now, although I am a beginner on the road, I have returned to the West for a while to resolve karma or broken commitment. Part of this commitment is to share what I have learned with those of you who are on a similar journey… Each of us finds our unique vehicle to share our wisdom with others.

For me, this story is nothing more than a vehicle to share with you the true message, the living faith in what is possible »

“It was very profound. It transformed me and many of my friends,” Jobs said.

6. Jobs stopped eating meat after reading ‘Diet for a small planet’ by Frances Moore Lappe

In that first year in Reed, Jobs also read “Diet for a small planet,” a high-protein vegetarian book that sold 3 million copies.

It was a breakthrough.

“That’s when I practically gave up eating meat forever,” Jobs told Isaacson.

The book had another effect on Jobs: It encouraged him to experiment with extreme diets like purging or fasting.

5. Jobs also started a juice detox diet after reading Arnold Ehret’s ‘Muscusless Diet Healing System’

Jobs continued experimenting with diets after reading “Muscusless Diet Healing System” by the German dietitian Arnold Ehret of the early twentieth century, which recommended practices such as “intermittent juice fasting.”

“I got into it my way,” Jobs told Isaacson.

After knowing the work of EhretJobs became something of a nutritional extremist, subsisting on carrots for weeks, to the point that, according to various sources, his skin began to turn orange.

Above all, don’t try this at home: Ashton Kutcher tried a fruit-based diet while preparing for his role as Steve Jobs, and ended up in the hospital.

4. Jobs read ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ by Paramahansa Yogananda on the slopes of the Himalayas

Jobs read “Autobiography of a Yogi” by the Indian guru Paramahansa Yogananda when I was in high school.

He then reread it while staying at a guesthouse on the Himalayan slope in India.

The Apple founder explained: ‘There was a copy of Autobiography of a Yogi in English left by another traveler, and I read it several times, because there wasn’t much to do, and I walked from town to town and recovered from my dysentery ( gastroenteritis-like disease) ‘.

Unlike the disease, the book remained an important part of Jobs’ life. I reread it every year.

3. Jobs and Daniel Kottke became interested in the literature of the Beat Generation before their trip to India

Jobs and his best friend at the time, Daniel Kottke, read “On the Road” in the 2 years leading up to his trip to India.

Published in 1957, “On the Road” is a classic reading of the Beat Generation, a literary movement that explores American politics and culture after World War II.

The novel focuses on the travels of Kerouac through North America and Mexico with his friend, Neal Cassidy.

It’s a well-known reading about freedom, humanity, and self-discovery, and it was named one of the 100 best English novels of the 20th century by the Modern Library.

2. Jobs read ‘Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind’ by Shunryu Suzuki and attended classes taught by the author

After Steve Jobs returned from India, his interest in meditation continued to grow with books.

This was due in part to geography (California in the 1970s was the place where Zen Buddhism first took hold in the United States) and he was able to attend classes taught by Shunryu Suzuki, the Japanese monk author of “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind.”

Like everything else, Jobs was very dedicated to Zen.

“He became really serious and conceited and, in general, unbearable,” he sentenced Kottke.

Zen has been a great influence in my life ever since. I thought about going to Japan and trying to enter the Eihei-ji monastery, but my spiritual advisor urged me to stay here (in California), ”Jobs told Isaacson.

1. The Innovators’ Dilemma by Clayton M. Christensen taught Jobs how not to lag behind with technology

Apple got into the habit of boycotting itself. The iPhoneFor example, it had many of the characteristics of the iconic iPod, rendering the music device obsolete.

Jobs could see that cannibalism was a necessary part of growth, thanks to the legendary professor’s “Innovators’ Dilemma” Clay Christensen from Harvard Business School.

The book posits that companies go bankrupt on their own success, staying committed to a product even after technology (and customers) advance, as it did. Blockbuster with the rental of physical films.

Jobs made it clear that the same would not happen to Apple, as he indicated in his explanation of why he needed to embrace cloud computing:

It’s important that we make this transformation, because of what Clayton Christensen calls “the innovator’s dilemma,” where the people who invent something are often the last to see further, and we certainly don’t want to be left behind.

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Brexit and sovereignty in England

At the dawn of the revolutions of the eighteenth century, the British island, deeply rooted in custom, looks suspiciously at the revolutions that plague Europe. At the end of the eighties and the latest political ideas are pouring out, most monarchies end up yielding sovereignty to the people. England, however, with a century of advantage, manages to avoid the impetus of Jacobin barbarism by recognizing the sovereignty of Parliament. Years later, Bagehot would warn that “dividing sovereignty into many parts is equivalent to having no sovereign.” In this momentous contest, England steps in with originality and offers her own solution to the problem of who is sovereign.

Brexit, although characterized as an act of sovereignty of the British people, was strictly speaking not such, at least in a legal sense. The concept of popular sovereignty that comes to say that power comes from the people, that is, from the bottom up, is unknown in English law. The expression ‘We the people’ that heads the North American Constitution would not achieve fit in the English Constitutional Law. The same fate would run concepts such as the Spanish nation or the Spanish people that appear in our Constitution.

In one of its articles, the Spanish Constitution proclaims that “national sovereignty resides in the Spanish people, from whom the powers of the State emanate”; which would be incomprehensible in England. The equivalent principle in England is that of the sovereignty of Parliament, according to which Parliament is the subject that exercises sovereignty, without any other subject, judges or the people themselves, being able to annul, veto or amend a single law that approves . Like everything English, that theory was forged little by little and reached its maturity at the support of Locke and the insistence of the Whigs. It is true that in 1653, in the time of Oliver Cromwell, sovereignty resided with the Lord Protector (Cromwell himself) and with the people represented in Parliament. However, this novelty did not survive Cromwell himself.

From start to finish, the UK’s relationship with the European Union has been defined by two referendums: the one in 1975, shortly after entering the then European Economic Community, and in 2016, when the majority of the British people supported the departure of the European Union. The first was called by the Labor Party to save the party from the division on the European question that existed at that time and the second was called by the Conservative Party, for precisely the same reason.

Well, in both cases, neither of the two referendums were binding. This was not an arbitrary decision of the government of the day. On the contrary, such a decision was driven precisely by the doctrine of Parliament’s sovereignty, which prevents ultimate sovereignty from being transferred to another subject, in this case, the British people. It is Parliament, the ultimate subject that exercises sovereignty, who decides to be bound by the result of the referendum.

This explains why the figure of the referendum, always viewed with suspicion by British jurists, was not used in the United Kingdom until 1975. The only two national referendums that have been organized have been called in order to solve internal problems of political parties .

Spain, for example, has organized numerous referendums in recent decades, some with profound political consequences. Remember the referendum on the momentous Law for Political Reform in 1977 or the 1978 referendum on the Constitution. Unlike most European countries, for three centuries the United Kingdom has not only had a regime based on the same constitutional principles, but its political authority has not been questioned; on this double circumstance rests the British political success of the last three hundred years. With the Bill of Rights of 1689, the issue is settled and the sovereignty of Parliament is consolidated. Since then, the English constitutional system, less tangible and accessible and therefore less tinged with ideology, has been subject to evolutions but not revolutions. The centuries show it too much.

Despite the extraordinary changes and vicissitudes that the country has suffered, for example, the union with Scotland and later with Ireland, the two world wars or the collapse of its empire, in substance, its parliamentary regime has remained unchanged. It is understood then that the need to draft a constitution to constitute a new regime has not been felt. For the same reasons, the concept of constituent power does not exist or is well understood, heir to that revolutionary France that wanted to establish a new regime and that in England (ahead of the political revolutions a century) was impossible to find accommodation in its legal system. That is why England has not cared for centuries what a constituent power is.

The consequences of this principle go further. The Spanish Constitution allows the modification of any article, although in some cases requiring a referendum. In the United Kingdom, on the other hand, constitutional changes, no matter how serious, do not require a referendum. In the absence of a codified constitution, the British Parliament is not bound by any constitutional principle except that of its own sovereignty. In Spain, any law is subject to the jurisdiction of the Constitutional Court. Not so in England. It is true, however, that during its membership of the EU, Parliament was obliged to draw up laws compatible with European law, thus qualifying – of its own free will – its own sovereignty.

The UK’s exit from the EU, although sustained by the decisive will of the British people, was ultimately a decision of Parliament; the simple and secular exercise of its sovereignty. In the end, so much metaphysical indecision about the EU ended up introducing direct democracy in England. Curiously, its relationship with the EU, now closed, has led to a greater use of the referendum (both national and regional) and without intending it, it has looked, even indirectly, to a certain notion of national sovereignty.

Already outside the EU, without the advice of good old Bagehot and still with a European hangover, one wonders if the referendum has not taken root in old England. With the voices surrounding his departure finally denied, it is now appropriate to ask whether this discreet revolution will not bring consequences in a constitutional system that also relies on unwritten conventions and norms.

Eduardo Barrachina is president of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain in the United Kingdom.

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Boris Johnson’s Government Is Built on Cruelty

Last week, as Britain focused on its gradual emergence from lockdown, the home secretary, Priti Patel, laid out the government’s “New Plan for Immigration.”

The details were deeply sinister. Only those coming through resettlement schemes, who amount to less than 1 percent of refugees globally, would be welcomed. Everybody else, forced to take life-threateningly dangerous journeys, would be branded “illegal” and aggressively penalized. They would be blocked from key state support, given diminished family reunion rights and be permanently liable for removal, even if granted asylum.

These drastic proposals — which some suggest could contravene the United Nations’ 1951 Refugee Convention — have been months in the making. Last year, Ms. Patel reportedly raised the possibility of sending asylum seekers to islands in the south Atlantic and considered deploying the Navy to prevent people from reaching Britain’s shores. Her plan, inhumane and wrongheaded, exemplifies how the British government treats migrants and refugees.

But such cruelty goes further than the asylum process. Since Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government took office in December 2019, promising to “Get Brexit Done,” it has sought to institute a harsher, more punitive system of immigration and border control. In the name of British sovereignty, it has suffused its rule with anti-migrant authoritarianism.

Since its election, the government has touted its intent to remake the immigration system. On Jan. 1, its new points-based system came into effect. For all the talk of reform, in many ways the new rules extend the unjust treatment long suffered by non-European Union migrants — subject to outrageously high immigration fees, denied access to basic state support and forced to pay every year to use the National Health Service — to those coming from the E.U. (Before Britain’s exit from the E.U., people from the bloc could enter and settle in Britain with relative freedom.)

But the system introduces new features, like handing out “points” that applicants must accrue to come to Britain. Some are mandatory, like 20 points for a job offer from a government-approved sponsor. Others are optional, such as 10 points for a Ph.D. in a field relevant to the job. The new rules make entry to the country conditional on a migrant’s income (a minimum of £25,600 a year, around $35,000, with a few exceptions) and perceived “skills.” Low-paid workers are effectively excluded. Along with making it even harder to safely migrate to Britain, the new system treats migrants as nothing more than disposable commodities.

This dehumanizing, ruthless approach has been on display through the past year. At the start of the pandemic, a group of organizations handed the government a clear road map to ensure that all migrants, regardless of status, were protected from the virus, including through access to health care and other public services. The government did not listen. Ministers made some changes but largely kept the system intact.

Similarly, after pressure from activists, the government released many people from immigration detention centers, but kept some locked up and continued to detain thousands of others — despite reported Covid-19 outbreaks at a number of facilities.

And while warning against international travel, the government pushed on with deportation flights, ripping people away from their families and loved ones. Osime Brown, a 22-year-old who has autism and learning difficulties, faces deportation to Jamaica — a country he barely knows, having moved to Britain when he was 4. “If he is deported,” his mother has said, “he will die.” In November, the government website boasted that despite the pandemic, there had been over 20 deportation flights that year.

Mr. Johnson’s government has also refused to suspend “hostile environment” policies, a sprawling web of immigration controls through which people without documentation are denied access to basic services like health care and housing. Not even a deadly pandemic can wean the government off the detention centers, deportation flights, bureaucratic cruelty and institutional racism that make up Britain’s immigration system.

The human toll has been horrific. Without a safety net, many undocumented migrants had to choose between potentially contracting the virus at work or becoming destitute. Forty-three percent of migrants surveyed between December and January by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants said they would be afraid to seek health care if they became ill during the pandemic — rising to 56 percent for migrants from Asia and 60 percent for those from Africa and the Caribbean.

For a Filipino man known only as Elvis, a cleaner who’d lived in Britain for over a decade, it was a matter of life and death. With no documents, he was too afraid to seek medical advice when he came down with a fever and a cough in April 2020 during the country’s first lockdown. After being ill for two weeks, he died at home.

Mr. Johnson’s government has left immigrants, especially those of color, exposed and vulnerable. But it’s no use denouncing the current system without understanding that it is built on decades of brutality. British history is full of legislation, like the 1968 Commonwealth Immigrants Act, aimed at making it more difficult for people of color to come to the country.

And for decades, British politicians of all persuasions glossed over the reasons people move while wrongly blaming migrants for almost anything they can think of, from low pay to an underfunded national health service. Even the latest proposals draw on the racialized figure of the “bogus asylum seeker,” popularized during former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s New Labour government as it made asylum rules stricter and harsher in the early 2000s.

Mr. Johnson’s government is the heir to decades of anti-migrant rhetoric and policymaking. Determined to make good on the nativist promise of Brexit, it is taking things to the next level, with devastating human consequences.

Britain has an immigration problem, all right. But it’s not the people coming to the country. It’s the people who rule over it.

Maya Goodfellow is a research fellow at the University of Sheffield in England and the author of Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats.

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Khaled Ahmed Al-Saleh writes | Britain is a media center … First, Darwaza News Network

Khaled Ahmed Al-Saleh writes | Britain is a media center … first

Wednesday, March 31

Unfortunately, some of our intellectuals still say, without research, that Britain is a kiss of freedoms and a refuge for the persecuted.

On the other hand, many world leaders, especially the leaders of our Arab countries, are surprised by the money that is spent from the needy British treasury in order to preserve their stations destined for its old colonies, and also am surprised by the political freedom that the British grant to political refugees, a freedom that allows those opponents to They establish newspapers and open media stations in order to attack the rulers of their countries and sometimes call for a revolution against them.

Of course, we do not deny that freedom of expression in some countries in the West and the East is more extensive than the space in our country, but we are only here trying to shed light on the exploitation of that space in some Western countries, especially Britain and France, in order to communicate with its old colonies and to remain between us influential and benefiting.

In Britain, there are strict laws that prohibit touching the symbols and beliefs of the Christian religion, only Christianity. The editor-in-chief of the newspaper that published the poem of the British poet James Kirkob in 1977, which was understood as an insult to Christ, has not succeeded, to this day, all attempts to nullify the law of insulting the sacred, Although this protection is only for the Christian religion, and as for the rest of the religions, it does not have a protector for them, and the funny thing is that Britain did not criminalize Salman Rushdie, but only banned a Pakistani film mocking him, while it allowed that person to mock Islam, and did not allow another to mock him, and it has prohibited The British Council for the Censorship of Artistic Works, a documentary film on British television about the nun (Teresa) due to what the commission saw of her lack of right, and of course the law of criticizing the Queen of Britain is still in place

The apparent freedom that Britain gives to the refugees …

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Britain would regulate stablecoins to prevent monopolies

British regulators identified this digital market as part of efforts to create a legal framework for virtual currencies in the country

The cryptocurrencies modify the form of saver. El crypto world ceases to be only for connoisseurs, and stablecoin they play a fundamental role in its development. But we go in parts. What is it about?

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies that can eventually be converted to fiat currency. They originated to reduce the volatility of the value for active crypto exchange. Sebastian Resano, sr. Consultant – Sales and Trading de OSL, defines them as: “programmable money”. Its use for making payments, such as investments, is increasingly frequent, in months when the digitization of cryptocurrencies is increasing.

In this context, John Glen, UK Minister of Financial Services, mentioned that “stablecoins will be the “main focus of the government’s crypto regulatory activity“.

His comments occurred during a conference organized by the research group and talks City & Financial Global, reported Reuters agency.

“The decision of the United Kingdom to prioritize stablecoins in the government initiative to regulate areas of the financial market is due to the fears of monopolies emerging in the industry, based on the small number of participants offering services trading cryptocurrencies linked to fiat money“he assured Glen.

The potential exists for some businesses to quickly gain dominance and displace other players, due to their ability to scale and connect to existing online services.“added the official.

John Glen, UK Minister for Financial Services

In this sense, the minister’s argument is based on the general sentiment of various regulators against the stablecoin Diem project. Nicknamed Libra at first, the regulatory authorities of various countries remarked that the Facebook’s international presence as a latent risk factor around sovereign monetary policies linked to the respective national digital currency projects.

The statements of Glen are the foreword to the UK government’s proposed approach to stablecoins as part of efforts to incentivize new technological innovations in the finance sector, amid the context of the country’s exit from the European Union.

For its part, Rishi Sunak, Minister of Finance, previously commented that the Brexi it offered a turning point for the UK financial services industry, when the breakup news was still fresh.

By then, Sunak revealed that “the government would prioritize leveraging novel fintech innovations, such as central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and stablecoins, to ensure the country stays current with the evolution of the emerging digital economy“.

Also, in January 2021, the UK Department of Financial Policy requested a public consultation on proposed rules for cross-border stablecoins.

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This is Apple’s project to improve stuttering speech

With songs by Dua Lipa, Apple’s new project plans to help people with speech disorders through the sounds that are most difficult for them to pronounce

The projects, products or applications of Apple they are always very innovative. If we are talking about a new launch of the American company that designs and produces electronic equipment, software and online services, surely everyone will picture a new cell phone, a tablet, a computer or even a watch. But this time, it’s about something else entirely.

Apple’s next great invention seeks to help, that is, it is a therapeutic program designed for people who have speech problems and disorders.

Music to help speech disorders

According to many studies, music can help people with speech disorders. That is the purpose of the new Apple Music project, which through great technology and a special algorithm selects the songs that repeat the most. sounds that would be more difficult for these people to pronounce.

This new function that can be found in the application, will be called “Saylists”. Although it is not yet included in the service, this new service is the result of the alliance between Apple and Warner Music, and targets platform users who stutter or have trouble pronouncing the sound correctly a series of letters: Ch, d, f, g, k, l, r, s, t and z.

Apple’s new invention is aimed at users who have trouble pronouncing a series of letters well.

As reported by the BBC, Apple Music uses an algorithm that analyzes songs to identify those that repeat certain sounds the most, and thus managed to create a list with more than 170 songs, among which are Don’t Start Now, de Dua Lipa; Good As Hell, de Lizzo y Right Here, Right Now, de Fatboy Slim.

Since Warner Music they hope that “by creating a therapeutic tool that is as engaging and accessible as word lists,” they can help anyone with speech difficulties, “as CEO Tony Harlow put it.

Meanwhile, Apple continues to develop its new product line by 2021. Many rumors suggest that they will launch new computers and tablets during the month of April.

A week ago the pre-sale of the models of the iPhone 12 Pro y Pro Max in the country, devices that can be purchased from starting at 258,999 pesos.

What makes the difference in this new series is its chip A14 Bionic designed by Apple, the fastest on a smartphone, and that allows you to take advantage of the functionalities of photography with the triple camera system.

This processor is several generations ahead of the Android and it is the first developed with a 5-nanometer process in the smartphone industry, according to the company. This allows the device to be faster and more efficient than any other from the brand, with 50% faster processing power (CPU) and graphics (GPU) compared to the fastest chips on the market.

The new models feature a sophisticated flat-edged design, a surgical-grade stainless steel band, and a precision-molded matte glass back. In addition, they incorporate the Ceramic Shield front with nano-ceramic crystals, which allows it to be more durable and resistant than any smartphone glass.

Regarding sizes, the iPhone 12 Pro is 6.1 inches and the 12 Pro Max 6.7 inches. In both the screen is much broader edge-to-edge Super Retina XDR, with consistent color management throughout the system.

Since last week

Last week the pre-sale of the Iphone 12 Pro Max began in Argentina

But the iPhone 12 Pro Max has a larger panel than any other Apple smartphone yet, with the highest resolution – nearly 3.5 million pixels for a more realistic and extraordinary viewing experience. Both models have IP68 water resistance, the best in the industry.

Photographic sensors in the Pro version include a wider ultra-wide camera, a telephoto camera with an even longer focal length on the iPhone 12 Pro Max, and new wide-angle cameras to capture spectacular professional-quality images and videos in high-intensity environments. or low light.

In turn, the iPhone 12 Pro models also incorporate the new LiDAR scanner, with which you can enjoy immersive experiences with augmented reality (AR), and MagSafe, a new ecosystem of accessories that allow fast wireless charging and are easily attached to the back of the iPhone.

Price and place of pre-sale

At the moment, the official presale of these devices is on the site of MacStation.

Regarding the costs, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max are available in models of 128 GB (258,999 and 288,999 pesos), 256 GB (288,999 and 308,999 pesos) 512 GB (338,999 and 364,999 pesos). The colors in which they can be purchased are graphite, silver, gold and pacific blue.

Regarding the iPhone version 12 Mini, will be from March 26, at a price of $ 178,999 the 64 GB model, $ 194,999 for the 128GB and $ 218,999 for the 256GB. It comes in five colors: black, white, blue, red, and green.

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The original anti-theft system that DODGE devised for its CARS

The novel method reduces the power of the engines and turns them into snails. The development is available on the Challenger and Charger cars

Automobile manufacturer Dodge developed a special mode for its powerful Challenger and Charger cars that should protect them from thieves. The system minimizes the power of your engines and turns them into snails.

The idea is for the car owner to set a special four-digit code that must be entered before starting the engine. If a person gains access to the car without permission and manages to start it with a stolen or counterfeit key without the security code, the on-board system will not allow the power plant to generate more than three horsepower.

As a result, the thief will not be able to escape from the place of the theft and will give up. Even if he decides to go all the way, it will be easy to catch him, Sputnik noted.

So far, the new mode is available only on top-end Challenger and Charger models with 6.2-liter and 6.4-liter HEMI V8s built from 2015 onwards. Owners will be able to install the system by updating their software. vehicle at a dealership.

Xiaomi gets into the electric car business

The company of Chinese origin Xiaomi registered new trademarks related to vehicles, so it is estimated that the tech giant is looking for new scenarios in which to develop, more specifically with electronic cars. The brands referred to are Xiaomi Auto and Xiaomi Automobile.

According to reports released by Gizchina, the project manager will be the company’s co-founder, Wang Chuan.

For the production of its first electric cars, the firm will use one of the plants of the famous Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor, according to Reuters.

Until now, Great Wall had never offered manufacturing services to other companies, but now it would provide the Chinese giant with an engineering consultancy to accelerate the project.

When this information was released, the value of the technology company’s shares rose by more than 9%. While those of Great Wall in Hong Kong rose 15%, and those of Shanghai, at its maximum daily limit of 10%.

Although the companies did not comment on this new project, both would announce their partnership at the end of April.

For the production of its first electric cars, Xiaomi will use one of Great Wall Motor’s plants

Motorcycle or electric car ?: this is how this unusual ecological vehicle is

While all types of electric vehicles that are currently have their advantages, they also suffer from some drawbacks. But Nimbus Halo It came to solve most of the problems: it is a vehicle that includes bicycle, motorcycle and electric car characteristics.

The manufacturer that presented this prototype defined it as the three-wheeled vehicle that is “a electric motorcycle“But it actually looks like a small car.

At 2.3 meters long and only 0.81 wide, it is perfect for navigating narrow streets and offers more flexibility than a classic car in an urban environment.

But that’s not all: it includes a self-leveling system called Nimbus Balance, which makes it lean in turns with great precision without losing stability.

The Nimbus Halo manages to combine the motorcycle efficiency with the car protection and, because of its shape and narrow tires, it has good aerodynamics.

Despite being the size of a motorcycle, it incorporates security systems such as a front airbag and two curtain, side impact bar, automatic braking, ABS and traction control. And it includes a heating system and can be equipped with air conditioning and speakers. Bluetooth.

Three times more environmentally friendly than an electric car

The Nimbus Halo manages to combine the motorcycle efficiency with the car protection

Some driver aids typical of four-wheelers are added, such as the lane departure warning system and parking aid. As for its body, it is made with high-strength steel and aluminum alloy.

Despite being the size of a motorcycle, the Nimbus Halo can fit two people in tandem arrangement, one behind the other. It can also be used to transport small objects.

The vehicle has a range of up to 191 kilometers thanks to its 8.1 kWh battery that can be expanded to 12.4 kWh. And it’s three times more environmentally friendly than an average electric car thanks to its small size.

As for the maximum speed of the car, it is 80 km / h for the Nimbus Halo and up to 145 km / h if it is the so-called X version of the car that is partially made of carbon fiber. It will be available at a minimum price of $ 6,420.

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