Rising temperatures generate other challenges. In Alaska, many facilities are at risk of collapse or damage as the permafrost on which they sit begins to thaw. In California, wildfires burn on or near key bases. Extreme heat also poses a health risk to soldiers, who must often carry heavy loads during sunlit hours, and to the safe operation of helicopters and other mechanical equipment. … [Read more...] about Could the military’s focus on climate readiness be the way to convince climate deniers?
Disaster recovery v business continuity
Like Walmart, traditional healthcare providers also want to reformat primary care, but the approach is quite different. The focus for doctors is to incorporate a broader set of information—such as whether a person has stable housing or access to vegetables or a job—when making a diagnosis or recommending screenings. Consumers are also bringing their doctors more information, whether it’s their own self-diagnosis from WebMD, health data recorded in an app, or the results of direct-to-consumer tests (for things such as DNA, fertility, thyroid, and food sensitivity). However, it is not clear that all this information is helping. Rather, it may be overwhelming doctors who already spend an inordinate amount of time on administrative work, which is contributing to high rates of doctor burnout. … [Read more...] about Can high-tech capitalism fix the healthcare industry?
"The acquisition will scale Wipro Digital's offering for Chief Marketing Officers (CMO), connecting Rational Interaction's ability to map and orchestrate the customer journey with Wipro Digital's ability to design and build experiences at global scale," a statement said. … [Read more...] about Wipro Digital acquires Rational Interaction
And while Durov continues to keep head above water, winning a case before his deposition against an SEC request for financial disclosures, he was still compelled in early January to release a statement—the first to officially recognize the crisis—in which he declared that the wallet feature would not be attached to the messenger at launch. This condition is tentative only as long as the hearing goes on, but it has the potential to undo the main innovation he proposed in the first place. The SEC has since sought to undermine the legitimacy of the $1.7 billion ICO on which the company depends. … [Read more...] about Telegram, Facebook, and the furious fight over the future of cryptocurrency
In the Oscar’s 92-year history, only five women have been nominated for best director. As of December 2019, men represent 68% of Oscar voters, and 84% of all Oscar voters are white. This lack of diversity comes at a time when America’s trust in the mass media sits at record lows. Will Hollywood become the next institution to lose our trust? It doesn’t have to be, not if we make the choice now to improve gender equity in film. … [Read more...] about How Hollywood’s inequity is creating a social and economic crisis