Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Topline A storm system developing in the Atlantic this week could become the first named December storm in almost a decade, according to meteorologists, possibly making for an unusually late end to hurricane season—though this latest storm is not likely to pose a threat to the United States. Key Facts As of 8:30 Wednesday morning, a low-pressure area in the Atlantic has a 50% chance of developing into a cyclone over the next 48 hours, according to the National Hurricane Center —although it could become a tropical depression rather than a more powerful named storm. If the storm continues to strengthen into a subtropical storm (a system with a colder center that tends to be less organized ), it would be named Owen. The disturbance, which is in a remote section of the Atlantic roughly 900 miles northeast of the Virgin Islands, is on a northeasterly trajectory over an area of warm water, giving it a … [Read more...] about Hurricane Season Isn’t Over Yet: Rare Late-Season Disturbance Could Become First December Subtropical Storm In 9 Years
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Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Ben Owden, author and speaker, advises leaders to “select who they mimic.” Storytelling has been the foundation of Ben Owden’s career from the beginning. What began as a passion for screenwriting eventually veered Owden into advertising and human resources before he had the epiphany that turned him leadership consulting. “I left the city. I went into the woods,” Owden recalls. “I was alone just like, ‘Okay, here I am, God, speak to me. I need to figure out what I I'm doing with my life.’” Owden realized his stories were mostly about changing people’s approaches or, in other words, shifting their mindsets. Today, Owden shares the mindset hacks he began developing to regain control over his own career, helping leaders gain more influence and become more innovative at work. These are five of the subtle mindset shifts Owden recommends to leaders who feel they are losing sight of their career goals. 1. … [Read more...] about 5 Mindset Hacks To Help You Regain Career Control
FTX (File image) FTX was run as a "personal fiefdom" of former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, attorneys for the collapsed crypto exchange said in its first bankruptcy hearing as they detailed ongoing challenges such as hacks and substantial missing assets. In the highest-profile crypto blowup to date, FTX filed for protection in the United States after traders pulled $6 billion from the platform in three days and rival exchange Binance abandoned a rescue deal. The collapse has left an estimated 1 million creditors facing losses totaling billions of dollars. An attorney for FTX said at a bankruptcy hearing on Tuesday the company now intends to sell off healthy business units, but has been the subject of cyberattacks and had "substantial" assets missing. FTX said on Saturday it has launched a strategic review of its global assets and is preparing for the sale or reorganization of some businesses. FTX said on Tuesday it was receiving interest from potential buyers for its assets and … [Read more...] about FTX was run as ‘personal fiefdom,’ faces hacks, missing assets: Attorneys
Elon Musk demanded Twitter staff choose between being "extremely hardcore" and working intense, long hours, or losing their jobs. The resignations of more than 1,000 Twitter employees this week included many people who kept the site running smoothly and protected it from hackers. Their departures set off a wave of hand-wringing about whether the site will continue to operate well. Twitter is unlikely to experience a sudden crash, many tech experts said. But the company could start to experience more outages, slow uploads and hacks. “The site may run just fine for a while, kind of like you can drive a car with the check-engine light for thousands of miles,” said David Thiel, chief technologist for the Stanford Internet Observatory and a former security official at Meta. “Except in this case, people who knew what that light meant and how to service this particular model are gone.” Here are some of the social media jobs that are needed to keep the services running. … [Read more...] about What employees does Twitter need, anyway?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin As a climate scientist and native son of Georgia, I could not be more excited about what is unfolding in my home state. Georgia is rapidly becoming a major player in the Electric Vehicle (EV) production and related infrastructure space. While this is certainly good for the Georgia economy, it is also a win for every inhabitant of Earth. Here’s why I say that. Georgia’s Governor announced this week that Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) and SK On will build a new EV battery manufacturing facility in Bartow County. Touted as one of the largest economic develop projects in Georgia history, it comes on the heels of other recent major EV-related investments within the state. According to the press release issued by the Governor’s office, investments in EV-related projects since 2020 are around $17 billion and could lead to nearly 23,000 jobs. Earlier in 2022, Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America broke ground on an EV … [Read more...] about Georgia Is Becoming An EV Leader -That’s Good For Our Climate
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin This is a deepdive into the 5 Building Blocks to build the family office of the future: MORE FROM FORBES The Five Building Blocks Of The Future Family Office By Francois Botha The complexity of recent economic, social, political and environmental challenges has thrust the global business community and family offices into a sea of uncertainty. Family office leaders, who have spent much of their tenure operating and investing in stability, have had to react and adapt rapidly to steady the ship in the face of seemingly relentless storms. Even those traditionally working in emerging and frontier markets where uncertainty is normal have faced unprecedented volatility, growing threats and shortened timelines that have required grave tenacity to navigate the new, treacherous waters. Resilience, defined as "the ability to quickly recover from, or adapt easily to adversity or change," has become the hallmark of … [Read more...] about Organizational Resilience As A Building Block For The Future Family Office
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Decentralized finance: lots of promise, and exciting concepts, but still too complicated for people to use. Investors still like the different product lines – from dApps, to interest rate bearing protocols. Those different DeFi segments keep investors curiously watching this roughly three-year-old market. Nevertheless, investors would have been better off starting the year by buying and holding bitcoin. The 2022 crypto winter has been especially frigid in DeFi land. From an investor and user perspective, “DeFi is still largely absent from most people’s habits,” says Tony Tran, founder & CEO of Peer Inc, a Bellevue, WA-based Web3 developer building an exchange for blockchain-based capital raising. “There needs to be significant innovation for DeFi to become the preferred choice, both on user experience and in technology. The absence of a limit order/stop loss feature on decentralized exchanges; the vulnerability to hacks, … [Read more...] about The DeFi Winter: Is It Time For Investors To Move On?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Do you use a Virtual Private Network? Many people use a VPN because they want to protect their privacy and the devices on their network. According to a recent US Federal Trade Commission study, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) collect much more user information than many people realize, including quite a few sensitive personal details. Using a VPN, all the data sent over the Internet is encrypted, so third parties can’t read it. Another reason for using a VPN is to sidestep the throttling of Internet speeds by some ISPs when they detect a user on their network is consuming a lot of bandwidth, such as when streaming movies. With a VPN, it’s possible to circumvent the throttling and get much faster download speeds. However, one of the most important reasons for using a VPN is to access content that may be available in some countries and not others. For example, if you’re a Netflix subscriber in one country, you may not be … [Read more...] about ExpressVPN Launches Aircove Router
(CTN News) – KCRG reports that the City of Iowa County Marengo is warning residents to stay away from the area where an explosion occurred as a precautionary measure. On Thursday morning, fire fighters were called to the scene as a major fire was reported in the 800 block of East South Street. The fire was reported in the 800 block of East South Street. There have been reports that the explosion happened around 11:15 a.m. It has been confirmed that at least two burn victims have sustained injuries as a result of the blast, but little else is known at this time. Detailed information about the building confirms that it is a grain elevator and soybean crushing facility owned by Heartland Crush, according to property records. The Iowa County Transportation Building is the place to visit if you need further assistance. Several people have been evacuated and have been instructed to go there for additional assistance. Due to the smoke, officials are also asking people to stay … [Read more...] about Iowa County Building Explodes, Injuring Multiple People
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Spanning across Florida’s eastern coast, the Indian River Lagoon National Estuary is the most bio-diverse habitat in North America. Stretching 181 miles (291 kilometers) from Volusia's Halifax River southward to Jupiter Inlet in Palm Beach, it is located in an area where tropical and temperate climates meet, it's over 4,000 plant and animal species include native subtropical and tropical residents, plus many migratory winter visitors. The estuary serves as a spawning and nursery ground for many different species of salt and brackish water fish and shellfish. One of these important nursery grounds is the Indian River Lagoon, a bull shark ( Carcharhinus leucas ) nursery habitat that is crucial to survival and recruitment of Atlantic coast bull sharks. Found in coastal waters all over the world, these sharks are famous for being able to go between fresh- and salt-water. Bull sharks in this area mate in the ocean and the females come … [Read more...] about Harmful Toxins Being Found In Bull Sharks