Daily Archives: March 21, 2018

YPO Announces Signature Events for 2018 YPO Innovation Week

Third-annual global event will inspire business leaders to embrace innovation and disrupt industry practices

DALLAS, March 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — For the third consecutive year, YPO will host Innovation Week, a series of more than 50 events around the world designed to bring together the most dynamic innovators for a chance to network, overturn conventional thinking and come away inspired with actionable, applicable insight.

YPO, the world’s premier leadership organization of chief executives, will host signature innovation events all across the globe from Sydney, Australia to London, England; Tel Aviv, Israel to New York, New York, USA; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Palo Alto, California, USA and Nairobi, Kenya, and more, the week of 7-11 May 2018.

The mission of YPO Innovation Week is to drive innovation and transformation across a diverse range of industries and sectors through signature events, live interactive video casts and livestream events across more than 30 countries. Business leaders and pioneering thinkers will engage in a weeklong forum discussing the most important innovations affecting business today, including augmented and virtual reality, vehicle technology, digital imaging, wearables, smart home, sensors and more.

“As business leaders, innovation needs to be a cultural mindset practiced through all levels of an organization,” says YPO Innovation Week Chair Keith Alper, Founder and CEO of Geniecast. “YPO Innovation Week focuses on making innovative ideas actionable by creating a 360-degree environment for members to learn from each other, from pioneering global innovators and the world’s most innovative companies.”

Highlights include:

  • Real Estate Roundtable Latin America — Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; 6-8 May 2018 The Real Estate Roundtable will explore what is driving success in real estate across the Dominican Republic and the Latin American region overall, including opportunities in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia. In addition, the event will focus on the newest trends in digital marketing and how services, products, processes and operations are being reimagined through the digital lens for real estate initiatives.
  • Angels and Unicorns — Sydney, Australia; 7 May 2018

    Australia’s signature event for Innovation Week will offer deep insights into the worlds of innovation and technology, exploring the best ways to invest in the unicorns of tomorrow. Angels and Unicorns will include panel discussions with the country’s most promising startups and most successful venture capitalists.

  • Silicon Valley Summit — Palo Alto, California, USA; 7-9 May 2018

    For two immersive days, the Silicon Valley Summit will delve into transformative technologies like cryptocurrencies, cybersecurity and autonomous transportation in the very hub of modern invention, featuring unprecedented access to advanced research and cutting-edge development fueling the most ambitious and innovative projects in the world.
  • Global FinTech Summit — London, England; 8-9 May 2018The Global FinTech Summit will focus on the latest disruptions and opportunities across the fintech landscape – including blockchain, bitcoin and robo-advice to online payments, crowdfunding, P2P lending and private equity. The event will also feature keynote addresses on Brexit and its impact on fintech.
  • Africa Ignite 2018: Innovation and Disruption — Nairobi, Kenya; 8-10 May 2018Africa Ignite will explore how leaders are navigating the opportunities and challenges of Africa and how Africa’s boundless spirit of innovation is improving lives both inside and outside the continent.
  • InnovNation: Israel Innovation Experience 2018 — Tel Aviv, Israel; 8-10 May 2018 Recognized as a leading global player in the fields of innovation, R&D and entrepreneurship, Israel boasts the highest concentrations of startups in the world. InnovNation will focus on advancements unique to Israel in areas such as software, security, cybersecurity, mobility, food, social, humanitarian, green energy, water, biotech, medical innovation and more.
  • World Technology Summit 2018: What’s the Future? —  New York, New York, USA; 8-10 May 2018The World Technology Summit will feature amazing advancements being made in some of New York City’s most promising tech incubators as well as opportunities to meet developers creating the next generation of disruptive innovation in health care, finance, education, marketing and social good.
  • Auto Tech Summit — Palo Alto, California, USA; 9-11 May 2018This inaugural event will explore the latest innovations and disruptive technologies in the automobile industry, offering insights on how the transformation of the industry will unfold and how best to adopt and embrace these developments.

YPO Innovation Week offers YPO business leaders with learning and networking opportunities to infuse innovation into their companies, form strategic partnerships, and positively affect their businesses and the communities in which they work. YPO leaders will be able to leverage new partnerships in innovation, fortify innovation into the heart of their company culture, and convert ideas into actionable plans. YPO Innovation Week has become a global stage where next-generation innovations are welcomed, and the latest trends in innovation are adopted.

For more information, visit the YPO Innovation Week website.

ABOUT YPO

The premier leadership organization of chief executives in the world.

YPO is the global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. YPO members harness the knowledge, influence and trust of the world’s most influential and innovative business leaders to inspire business, personal, family and community impact.

Today, YPO empowers more than 25,000 members in more than 130 countries, diversified among industries and types of businesses. Altogether, YPO member-run companies employ more than 16 million people and generate USD6 trillion in annual revenues.

Leadership. Learning. Lifelong. For more information, visit YPO.org.

Contact:
YPO
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Office: +1 972 629 7305 (United States)
Mobile: +1 972 207 4298
press@ypo.org

LEAGOO T5c powered by Spreadtrum SC9853I available in flash sales on Jumia Mobile Week

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — LEAGOO T5c is the world’s first smartphone equipped with Spreadtrum SC9853I SoC. SC9853I adopts the Intel 14nm X86 Airmont microarchitecture, which can greatly enhance SoC performance at an even lower power consumption, bringing the best balance between great performance and power efficiency.

1. Intel X86 Airmont 14nm Foundry Platform

Built on Intel’s 14nm FinFET foundry platform, T5c’s processor can handle daily tasks with ease and enjoy smooth performances, increasing operation speed by more than 25% compared to the previous generation while reducing power consumption by 30%, helping run apps and games at will.

SC9853I is 25%, 36% and 39% stronger than MTK6750 on single-core, multi-core and overall CPU performance.

2. SPREADTRUM’s® latest exclusive DEPTH MAP technology

T5c’s dual camera features SPREADTRUM’s® latest exclusive DEPTH MAP technology, with enhanced dual-camera processing capability. With the DEPTH MAP, the dual camera can get the clear image of foreground and background. The system can recognize the foreground and background detecting which needs focus, thus bringing more accurate and natural bokeh effect.

3. Download Speed Comparison. In three different occasions, Spreadtrum SC9853I’s performance is higher than MTK Helio P23, only slightly lower than Huawei Kirin 970 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.

4. In the voice calling comparison, Spreadtrum SC9853I is only second to Huawei Kirin 970, ranking the second place in the comparison.

5. 5.5 inch SHARP FHD IPS Display

Experience a true to life world with T5c. The phone sports a 5.5-inch FHD IPS screen with IPS display technology that not only provides a wider viewing angle, up to 178 degrees, but also delivers a clear and bright visual experience with brilliant color saturation and contrast. The T5c display’s smooth color dynamics are rendered through 2.5D curved glass.

6. Spreadtrum SC9853I 1.8Ghz 14nm 8-core CPU, Samsung 3GB RAM and Sandisk 32GB ROM

LEAGOO T5c impresses users with a great performance. Along with Mali-T820 GPU and 3GB of RAM, T5c performs very well when dealing with complicated graphics and big games. The 32GB internal memory and expandable 32GB storage provides space for apps, music and videos.

7. Smart Key ISP fingerprint enclave

The Fingerprint sensor used on LEAGOO T5c has an outstanding reliability while being the fastest in its class, for an unmatched user experience. Thanks to Smart Touch technology , it has independent ISP for storing and processing fingerprints. Crafted from premium ceramic, the fingerprint sensor actively learns and progressively improves, so scans are more precise over time.

LEAGOO T5c full specs:

Display: 5.5 inch SHARP FHD IPS
CPU: Spreadtrum SC9853I 1.8Ghz , Intel X86 core, 64bit
RAM: Samsung 3GB
ROM: Sandisk 32GB
Rear Camera: Samsung 13.0 + OV 2.0 dual-cam
Front Camera: OV 5.0 MP
Battery: LG 3050mAH with 5V2A quick charge
Fingerprint: 360° rear front-mounted fingerprint ID

Now LEAGOO is offering deals up to ₦3650 on their official Jumia Store in Mobile Week from19-25th March.

Campaign Link: https://www.jumia.com.ng/leagoo-official-store-cod/

Pre-sale:19-25 March

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries welcomes sentences of abalone syndicate members

The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries welcomes the heavy sentences of abalone syndicate members by the High Court

The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries welcomes and applauds the High Court for the guilty verdict and sentences of members of a transnational organised crime enterprise involved in abalone poaching and smuggling.

On Monday 19 March 2018, a protracted criminal trial that commenced in 2006, over a decade ago, involving Abalone Syndicates reached its end at the High Court. The court declared the Abalone Syndicates members under the leadership of Mr Willie van Rensburg and his co-accused, guilty and sentenced them.

The syndicate members were sentenced on 19 March 2018 as follows: Willie van Rensburg (a previous abalone rights holder prior to Section 28 processes) was sentenced to 8 years 6 months on each of the abalone charges, a total of 19 years and 4 months, Adriaan Wildscutte was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months, Tony Du Toit was sentenced to 15 years and 6 months on each abalone charge, Phillip Muller was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months on each of the abalone charges, and Johannes Liebenberg sentenced to 1 year suspended for 5 years.

DAFF appreciates the hard work of the Police investigating officers and the Prosecutors that had been dealing with this case. DAFF understands the enormous complexity of Abalone poaching and smuggling, therefore heavy jail sentences against poachers and smugglers of Abalone are needed for deterrence and justice purposes.

The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries will continue to work with all relevant national and international law enforcement stake holders in ensuring the sustainability of Marine Living Resources.

Source: Government of South Africa

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries welcomes sentences of abalone syndicate members

The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries welcomes the heavy sentences of abalone syndicate members by the High Court

The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries welcomes and applauds the High Court for the guilty verdict and sentences of members of a transnational organised crime enterprise involved in abalone poaching and smuggling.

On Monday 19 March 2018, a protracted criminal trial that commenced in 2006, over a decade ago, involving Abalone Syndicates reached its end at the High Court. The court declared the Abalone Syndicates members under the leadership of Mr Willie van Rensburg and his co-accused, guilty and sentenced them.

The syndicate members were sentenced on 19 March 2018 as follows: Willie van Rensburg (a previous abalone rights holder prior to Section 28 processes) was sentenced to 8 years 6 months on each of the abalone charges, a total of 19 years and 4 months, Adriaan Wildscutte was sentenced to 15 years and 8 months, Tony Du Toit was sentenced to 15 years and 6 months on each abalone charge, Phillip Muller was sentenced to 4 years and 6 months on each of the abalone charges, and Johannes Liebenberg sentenced to 1 year suspended for 5 years.

DAFF appreciates the hard work of the Police investigating officers and the Prosecutors that had been dealing with this case. DAFF understands the enormous complexity of Abalone poaching and smuggling, therefore heavy jail sentences against poachers and smugglers of Abalone are needed for deterrence and justice purposes.

The Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries will continue to work with all relevant national and international law enforcement stake holders in ensuring the sustainability of Marine Living Resources.

Source: Government of South Africa

Hawks dismantle syndicate for fraud, money laundering and uttering

Northern Cape Five (5) suspects aged between 56 and 37 were arrested by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation during an operation that took place in Upington on Monday, 20 March 2018 in connection with fraud, money laundering and uttering.

The project driven investigation was an initiative between Serious Commercial Crime Unit and Serious Organised Crime Unit through a multi-disciplinary approach to identify and address a group who utilised fraudulent documents to obtain loans from Financial Institutions (Banks) in the Western Cape and Northern Cape.

It is alleged that the syndicate utilized fraudulent documents to purchase vehicles for their personal benefit. They also recruited individuals who would apply fraudulently and assist them with the required fraudulent documentation for a share in the value of the transaction. The approximated amount is R796 000.

The suspects appeared in the Upington Magistrate Court yesterday and they were released on warning. The next court appearance date is scheduled for 25 April 2018 pending further investigation.

Source: South African Police Service