Climate change is adversely affecting the production of key crops such as wheat and rice, with some countries faring far worse than others, according to researchers including those of Indian origin. The world’s top 10 crops – barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and wheat – supply a combined 83 per cent of all calories produced on cropland. Yields have long been projected to decrease in future climate conditions. Also Read – Pollution makes you more aggressiveThe research shows that climate change has already affected production of these key energy sources. Scientists used weather and reported crop data to evaluate the potential impact of observed climate change. They found that observed climate change causes a significant yield variation in the world’s top 10 crops, ranging from a decrease of 13.4 per cent for oil palm to an increase of 3.5 per cent for soybean, and resulting in an average reduction of about one per cent of consumable food calories from these top 10 crops. Also Read – Physical therapy better for low back pain”There are winners and losers, and some countries that are already food insecure fare worse,” said the reearchers. “These findings indicate which geographical areas and crops are most at risk, making them relevant to those working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals of ending hunger and limiting the effects of climate change. Insights like these lead to new questions and crucial next steps,” they added. The impacts of climate change on global food production are mostly negative in Europe, Southern Africa, and Australia, generally positive in Latin America, and mixed in Asia and Northern and Central America. About half of all food-insecure countries are experiencing decreases in crop production – and so are some affluent industrialised countries in Western Europe, the study found.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission says it is investigating a series of earthquakes that took place Thursday evening in the province’s northeast.The commission says the seismic events struck between 16 kilometres southwest and 25 kilometres southeast of Fort St. John.It says operations in the area were immediately shut down as a precaution and mitigation strategies will be put into place for any operations linked to seismic events.Earthquakes Canada reported a 4.5 magnitude quake just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday that was felt in Fort St. John, Taylor, Chetwynd and Dawson Creek.Honn Kao of the Geological Survey of Canada says the probability is “very high” that the earthquake was caused by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process used in oil and gas extraction.He says his organization is working with the oil and gas commission to conduct further investigation.The Canadian Press
OTTAWA — Global Affairs Canada has issued a travel advisory for Canadians in Britain, warning them of possible violence in the wake of today’s latest twist in the country’s Brexit drama.The department issued the updated advisory as British politicians rejected the latest attempt to coalesce around a path out of the European Union.In the advisory, officials warn of “acts of violence” and confrontations between demonstrators and security forces around the parliamentary buildings and near Westminster Abbey in London.Canadians are urged to avoid areas where demonstrations take place and nearby subway stations.The department continues to recommend Canadians visiting the United Kingdom exercise a “high degree of caution” due to the threat of terrorism.U.K. parliamentarians today rejected for the third time British Prime Minister Teresa May’s plan for Brexit setting the stage for the country to crash out of the European Union next month without a replacement deal in place.The Canadian Press
From buying all-electric cars to installing solar panels on their roofs, environmentalists across the country are taking steps to save the planet — but some of them are dragging their feet when it comes to taking that essential step: going vegan.So PETA and Twilight and The Walking Dead star Christian Serratos, who is a longtime vegetarian and PETA supporter, have purchased ads that will be placed on electric car charging stations, targeting the very people who want to make a difference and urging them to go all the way.The new ads bluntly proclaim, “Producing two strips of bacon generates three times the amount of greenhouse gases that driving 1 mile in a Prius does. Save the world—go vegan.” The ads will be up in time for Earth Day.“Environmentalists who have switched to all-electric cars may be shocked to discover that the hybrids they deemed not ‘green’ enough are still far ‘greener’ than bacon,” Serratos says. “PETA’s message for Earth Day and every day is that the most effective way to help the environment — and animals — is to go vegetarian.”According to the United Nations, raising animals for food is “a top contributor to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global.” A staggering 51 percent or more of global greenhouse-gas emissions are caused by animal agriculture, according to a report published by the Worldwatch Institute. And of course, the meat industry is responsible for the daily suffering and terrifying deaths of billions of animals every year.Serratos is part of a growing list of celebrities — including Bones star Emily Deschanel, Nikita and Divergent star Maggie Q, and Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness — who have teamed up with PETA to point out that the meat industry has a devastating impact on the planet.
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As he prepares to depart for the landmark United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged world leaders at the meeting – which he characterized as a “test of our collective will” – to negotiate an agenda to create a new deal to tackle global warming.“Our ultimate goal is a comprehensive agreement on climate change that all nations can embrace,” he told reporters in New York, voicing hope that the Conference will yield a “roadmap to a better future.” Mr. Ban, who is leaving for Bali on Saturday, pointed out that it is crucial to negotiate a new agreement to address the problem by 2009 so that it can enter into force in 2013 when the Kyoto Protocol, the current regime, expires.“Difficult as this path may be, we have no choice,” he said.Transforming the global economy into an eco-friendly one provides an opportunity to jump-start growth and development, not hinder it, the Secretary-General – who has identified climate change as one of his top priorities – observed.The latest report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ( IPCC ) – a recipient of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize – estimated that curbing serious global warming would cost as little as 0.1 per cent of GDP over the next 30 years.It also reported that existing technologies offering at least a 10 per cent rate of return on investment – ranging from energy-efficient lightbulbs to alternative fuel sources – can slash the grown in energy use in the coming decades by half.“We want to unleash the power of markets, capital, innovation and entrepreneurship in our fight against global warming,” Mr. Ban said.He underscored to reporters today his efforts to jump-start efforts to combat climate change, ranging from the largest-ever high-level meeting on the issue in September to his recent visits to Antarctica, the Amazon, the Andes, Lake Chad and Central Africa to witness the problem first-hand.The Secretary-General said that he has also been meeting and making phone calls to world leaders, including President George W. Bush of the United States, President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil, President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India, Prime Minister Wen Jiabao of China and Prime Minister Kevin Rudd of Australia.“Now comes Bali, our biggest moment yet,” the Secretary-General said. 6 December 2007As he prepares to depart for the landmark United Nations Climate Change Conference in Bali, Indonesia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged world leaders at the meeting – which he characterized as a “test of our collective will” – to negotiate an agenda to create a new deal to tackle global warming.
Une tablette Samsung sous WindowsLe constructeur sud-coréen va sortir une tablette tactile qui fonctionnera sous environnement Windows, selon le Korea economic Daily. Samsung fait des infidélités à Google et à son système d’exploitation Android. Le Korea Economic Daily, relayé par l’AFP, explique en effet que le constructeur sud-coréen va bientôt lancer une tablette tactile en partenariat avec Microsoft. Celle-ci sera équipé du système d’exploitation Windows 8 et sera présentée au salon “BUILD” organisé par le géant américain du 13 au 16 septembre en Californie.Pour les analystes, cette association est symbolique de la volonté de Samsung de sortir de sa dépendance au système d’exploitation Android de Google. Un souhait d’autant plus fort après le rachat du géant de l’Internet américain du constructeur de téléphones Motorola. En faisant cela, Google devient ainsi un concurrent de plus pour Samsung.Le 8 septembre 2011 à 13:24 • Maxime Lambert
Adobe stoppe le développement de Flash Player pour les téléviseurs aussi !Après avoir stoppé le développement de Flash sur mobiles, Adobe arrête le développement de son logiciel phare sur les téléviseurs connectés.Les téléviseurs connectés ne bénéficieront plus de la technologie flash sur leur dalle favorite. Le choix d’Adobe s’explique par la priorité donnée au développement de la technologie Air et pour se consacrer pleinement au HTML 5. L’effet d’annonce est moins spectaculaire que le retrait des smartphones (sauf pour Apple qui ne l’utilisait pas…). L’éditeur web a publié dans un communiqué explicatif : “Adobe continuera à apporter son support aux licences existantes qui envisagent d’utiliser Flash Player pour surfer sur des appareils domestiques. Cependant, nous estimons que l’approche la plus juste est d’opter pour les applications, et donc de délaisser l’approche par la navigation sur Internet. Nous encourageons donc notre communauté à choisir cette voie.”Adobe avait lancé le programme Open Screen Project afin de développer Flash sur les téléviseurs et lecteurs Blu-ray notamment. Le 10 novembre 2011 à 18:11 • Maxime Lambert
that he had been asked to go back to receive moneys he had already paid, because the proceedings took place under the 2010 Act which has already been repealed.This compelled us to go to the Printers to find out whether the Rent Act had been enacted and gazetted. A review of the Act reveals that it is now the Minister of Justice, and not the Mayors and Governors, who appoints Chairpersons of Rent Tribunals after consultation with the Chief Justice, but that the Chairperson must be a first class magistrate. Obviously, good laws are made to avoid ambiguity and cumbersomeness. A Magistrate is part of the Judiciary. It should have been left to the Chief Justice to appoint Magistrates to serve as Chairpersons of Rent Tribunals. The Public Service Commission should have been left to appoint the rest of the members. The Registrars of the expiring Magistrate’s Courts should have continued to serve the tribunals instead of a Minister appointing the Registrar.A Rent tribunal is not a Commission of enquiry but a court. Hence the freer the court is from political influence, the more independent it becomes.It is a welcome reform that appeal from the tribunal shall lie with the high court. ]]>
By Kebba JeffangFollowing the ECOWAS Saturday’s summit in Abuja, Nigeria, the Coalition with its President-elect Adama Barrow reacted positively and called on outgoing president Yahya Jammeh once more to reconsider his decision and step down to maintain peace and stability in the country.This statement was read at the press conference by the Coalition’s spokesperson Halifa Sallah on behalf of the president-elect Adama Barrow on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at the Kairaba Beach Hotel.He said “a government is recognized by states and peoples in Africa today because of Constitutional legitimacy. The Constitution of the Gambia states that the authority to govern in the Gambia must be derived from the votes cast by the Gambian people. On 1st Dcember 2016, the sovereign Gambian people had their say. On 2nd December 2016 the IEC gave its verdict. All the contestants agreed that I am the chosen president of the Republic of The Gambia”.He said the decision of the incumbent to change his earlier decision to accept the results and ensure smooth and peaceful hand over of executive power came as a surprise, noting that his decision to reject the results has given rise to national and international reaction against his change of heart.“My position as president-elect and the Coalition 2016 is clear. Section 63 Subsection (2) of the Constitution orders that I assume office on the day the term of the outgoing president expires. He assumed office on 19 January 2012. His term expires in January 2017 after serving five years, as provided by the Constitution,” Barrow’s words delivered by Halifa.Mr. Sallah reading the statement of Barrow said, “we therefore hold that the outgoing President Jammeh is the lawful president of the Gambia until his term expires in January, 2017. On the day his term expires, my term as the lawful president of the Gambia begins. This is the law of the land. My status as the incoming president has unquestionable constitutional legitimacy. I am therefore preparing to assume office after outgoing President Jammeh’s term expires in January and the team for the inauguration is at work. This is what I told the Gambian people in particular and the international community at large”.He said “today I wish to take this opportunity to inform the nation that the constitutional legitimacy of my status as an incoming president has been endorsed at home and abroad.”“At home, civil society groups in large numbers are endorsing the results of the election and are calling on the incumbent not to obstruct the smooth transfer of executive power. They are the Gambia Bar Association, Medical and Dental Association of the Gambia, Gambia Labour Congress, Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa, Initiative for the Promotion of Democracy and Good Governance, Gambia National Trade Union Congress, Gambia Press Union, University of the Gambia Faculty and Staff Association, Gambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, National Youth Council, National Youth Parliament, Gambia Association of Public Health Officers, Civil Society Coalition on Elections, The Association of Non-Governmental Organization, Female Lawyers Association of the Gambia, Musicians’ Union of the Gambia, Gambia Association of Music Producers and Promoters, African Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies, National Association of Gambia Nurses and Midwives and Think Young Women. The list continues to grow by the day to confirm the resolution of Gambians in ensuring that the democratic process and outcome are not derailed by undemocratic means. These initiatives have confirmed the internal legitimacy of my incoming presidency. Those who do their national duty do not want to be thanked but I must commend them for defending the Constitution and the sovereignty of the people, said Sallah.He said externally, the ECOWAS heads of state deployed a high level mission of heads of state to the Gambia on 13th December 2016 to review the political situation with all stakeholders. He said the delegation comprised President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia, President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, President Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone and President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana. He said they are now calling on outgoing President Yahya Jammeh to accept the results of the polls and refrain from any action likely to compromise the transition and peaceful transfer of power to him as president-elect.“They are also calling for my safety and protection to be guaranteed as requested by the Coalition. They also concurred with the Coalition’s position that I should be sworn in on the day the term of office of the outgoing president expires in conformity with the Gambian Constitution and promised to grace the occasion in their numbers,” Sallah said.Sallah noted that in pursuance of peace and reconciliation, ECOWAS selected a duo to mediate in the persons of President Muhammadu Buhari, who will serve as the mediator in the Gambia and President John Dramani Mahama shall serve as co-chair. He said they also requested for AU and the UN endorsement of all decisions made and invited their collaboration to implement them.He said, “prior to this landmark initiative by the heads of state of ECOWAS, I did receive endorsement from the president of ECOWAS Commission, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretray General to West Africa and the Sahel, High representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Eurpoean Commission Federica Mogherini, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica, President Ellen Jonson-Sirleaf, Chair of ECOWAS authority of heads of state and government, UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, Senegal’s minister of foreign affairs Mankeur Ndiaye, US state department, West African Civil Society Forum. The list keeps on increasing to confirm the external legitimacy of my status as president-elect.“In the spirit of national reconciliation, I still wish to call on outgoing president Jammeh to accept his status in good faith and facilitate a smooth transfer of power. This is what is in line with the national interest which he has sworn to uphold and defend under the Constitution. In the letter and spirit of our national anthem, Gambians want to live in unity, freedom and peace each day. For their sake let the doors be open to ensure a peaceful transfer of executive power,” said Sallah speaking on behalf of president-elect Barrow.Meanwhile, while answering questions from journalists, Sallah said when the ECOWAS delegation met his coalition team recently in Banjul, one of the concerns raised was the security for the president-elect. He said this might be the reason why ECOWAS during their Saturday summit in Abuja said they will be willing to provide security. He said it has been captured in the Communiqué which shows that they have listened to them. However, he said how and when that security will be provided they cannot tell. He said President-elect Barrow has confirmed several times that they have hired a private security firm for now.
Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August New Chief Executive vows to protect Macau’s gaming and tourism industry from harm Load More THE 13 Hotel opened for business on 31 August 2018 and is currently welcoming guests for hotel stays and private functions. However, there are still a number of rooms yet to be fitted out due to a lack of funding.Inside Asian Gaming understands that South Shore Holdings would also entertain any interested buyers of the property – a prospect that would be substantially brightened were the company to gain permission to install gaming tables.The 13 HOTEL has space for 66 gaming tables but has yet to apply for their use under a potential “service agreement” arrangement it previously reached with Macau concessionaire Melco Resorts and Entertainment. Macau’s service agreements allow third party hospitality operators to have gaming in their properties under the license of one of the city’s six gaming licensees. Lack of premium mass strategy begs questions of SJM’s Grand Lisboa Palace launch: analysts RelatedPosts Hong Kong-listed South Shore Holdings has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with “an associate of a substantial shareholder” that could result in an investment of up to HK$1.5 billion into the company subsidiary that beneficially owns THE 13 Hotel.According to an announcement issued this week, the MOU expires on 4 April 2019 but if followed through would see a formal agreement entered into either on or before that date. South Shore Holdings will receive a total of HK$70 million by way of earnest money payments in the meantime, which will act as a deposit if the agreement is signed or refunded if not.
Interweave is launching two new eMags-SpinKnit, which launches today and as is available at the Interweave store-and Handcrafted Jewelry Studio, which debuts Dec. 6. The two eMags join digital editions Sockupied and Quilting Arts in Stitches, which Interweave launched earlier this year. The eMags run on Adobe’s Air platform and can be downloaded directly to the user’s MAC or PC computer. Each edition is available for $14.97 and features scrolling slide shows, animation, “how-to-information” and social components. SpinKnit features 15 videos totaling one hour of viewing time, while Handcrafted Jewelry Studio will have more than 40 minutes of video and eight step-by-step projects. Interweave isn’t sharing specifics on the success of the eMags to date but the company plans to launch 18 more in 2011. “Yes, the eMags are profitable for us,” says senior vice president and publisher John Bolton. “We decided to create them for the computer first because we can provide the readers with a superior experience. As the tablet devices gain market share and technology evolves, we expect to adapt our eMags for tablet devices in 2011. That said, we know that more than 95 percent of our existing customer base has access to a computer and can read our eMag.”
Land minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury talks to journalists at the city’s Press Club in Chattogram on Saturday 12 Jan 2019. Photo: UNBNewly-appointed land minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury on Saturday ordered all officials of his ministry to submit their wealth statements within the next month, reports UNB.”The land ministry will be brought under the purview of accountability and freed from corruption,” he told newsmen at the city’s Press Club in Chattogram.”I’ll pay abrupt visits to prevent public harassment, bribery and corruption at different land offices,” he said.Soon after taking charge, the minister told officials that he would not tolerate corruption and that a two-year plan would be adopted for the ministry’s development.Saifuzzaman said land clearance for big projects including bay-terminal, Karnaphuli tunnel, Dhaka-Chattogram Railway and economic zones would get priority.”Illegal establishments along the river banks will be cleared. No one will be spared,” he said.
Share Veteran diplomats say it could take years to assess the results of this week’s nuclear summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Trump doesn’t expect to wait that long.“I think within the first minute, I’ll know,” whether Kim is serious about giving up his nuclear weapons, the president told reporters Saturday. “Just my touch. My feel. That’s what I do.”The same impulsive confidence led Trump to accept Kim’s invitation to the summit without consulting his advisers back in March. The president abruptly called off the meeting in May, only to revive it eight days later.The two leaders are finally set to meet Tuesday morning (Monday night in the U.S.) at a luxury island resort in Singapore, the climax of a diplomatic roller-coaster rivaling any at the nearby Universal Studios theme park.“Be prepared for surprises,” said Victor Cha, a Korea expert who worked in the George W. Bush administration. “These two leaders certainly have a flair for the drama and the dramatic in these sorts of meetings.”Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who’s met twice with Kim in preparation for the summit, said he and other advisers have been briefing Trump on a near-daily basis. But the president, who sees himself as a born deal-maker, downplayed the value of such last-minute cramming.“It’s going to be something that will always be spur of the moment,” Trump told reporters, as he left a G-7 meeting in Canada en route to Singapore. “It’s unknown territory in the truest sense. But I really feel confident. I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people and he has that opportunity.”Analysts say Kim will check off one of his goals simply by sharing the summit stage with Trump. The first such meeting with a sitting U.S. president will help rebrand the North Korean leader from pariah to peacemaker.“Just the fact of a superficially successful summit is a big gain for him,” said Richard Bush, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. “He has sat across the table from the president of the United States, the superpower. That elevates his position, prestige, and power tremendously.”Cracks in the sanctions campaignCracks have also begun to appear in the “maximum pressure” campaign of economic sanctions against North Korea, even though Trump insists the U.S. won’t loosen the screws until Pyongyang’s nuclear program is dismantled.“As long as the summitry is going on, and Kim Jong Un is going to be invited to the United Nations and so forth, it will be very hard to get China, Russia, even South Korea back on board,” said Michael Green, who oversaw Asia policy on the National Security Council in the George W. Bush administration. “The leverage will be dissipated.”Brookings scholar Jung Pak agrees.“Whether we like it or not, the other countries see this as the U.S. turning the spigot back on,” Pak said.The U.S. goal for the summit is straightforward: the complete, verifiable, irreversible end of North Korea’s outlawed nuclear weapons program.“A perfect track record of cheating”But while Kim has made some gestures in that direction — suspending nuclear and missile tests and making a show of disabling a nuclear test facility — veteran diplomats are skeptical that North Korea will surrender its nuclear weapons altogether.“I do not know of a single U.S. official — and we talked to a lot of them — or Japanese official below the level of the president who thinks North Korea is going to denuclearize,” Green said.In the 1990s and again the early 2000s, North Korea agreed to halt its nuclear program only to continue with clandestine research. With each round of diplomacy, Pyongyang’s weapons grew more advanced and more dangerous.“We’ve had multiple deals with North Korea,” Green said. “We now know they have a pretty good track record in these negotiations: a perfect track record of cheating every time.”Pompeo said he’s received personal assurances from Kim that North Korea is ready to denuclearize.“President Trump is hopeful, but he’s also going into the summit with his eyes wide open,” Pompeo told reporters. “We’ve seen how many inadequate agreements have been struck in the past. And you can be sure that President Trump will not stand for a bad deal.”Timing and verificationTiming and verification will be crucial to the success of any nuclear deal. But those details aren’t likely to be worked out during this week’s summit and will instead have to wait for follow-up conversations.The administration has backed away from its demand for immediate disarmament, acknowledging that a weapons program a large as North Korea’s would take time to wind down.But officials still wants to see rapid movement.“This has to be big and bold,” Pompeo said. “We can’t step through this over years.”In exchange for North Korea’s cooperation, the administration is offering Kim both security guarantees and economic aid.“He’ll be safe. He’ll be happy. His country will be rich,” Trump said last month.Analysts suggest the president may be underestimating the value that Kim’s family has placed on nuclear weapons for three generations, substituting his own businessman’s priorities for the North Korean leader’s.“If the North Koreans wanted to be rich, they could have been rich a long time ago,” Cha said.“For Kim, the nuclear weapons are part of his national identity,” Pak added. “To assume that one can go in and talk about making him rich is almost antithetical, almost offensive in a way, for somebody who has achieved and completed his grandfather’s goal.”An end to the Korean War?The summit could also produce some sort of declaration — short of a formal treaty — about ending the Korean War, 65 years after the armistice. Eventually, that could lead to pressure from North Korea and China to withdraw many of the 28,000 American troops in South Korea.Trump, who has complained about the cost of those troops, might welcome the opportunity, though a troop withdrawal would also reinforce doubts about America’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region.The president has also promised Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, that he will press Kim for the return of Japanese citizens who have been kidnapped and held captive in North Korea. And Trump has said he may raise the issue of North Korea’s dismal human rights record with Kim, although he didn’t do so during a White House meeting with one of Kim’s top deputies.Whatever complications may arise after the summit, both sides seem eager to stage a smiling photo of the historic handshake.“No matter what happens, President Trump and Kim Jong Un are going to call it a success,” said former CIA analyst Sue Mi Terry, who’s now a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. “Both leaders are invested in this and they want to. So the optics are going to look good.”Even those who are skeptical of North Korea’s intentions don’t want a return to last year’s open hostility, when Trump and Kim were calling each other names and boasting about their nuclear buttons.Despite Trump’s confidence in his deal-making instincts, though, the ultimate outcome of the summit probably won’t be known quickly.“President Trump would like to see this as a very different, bigger deal,” Cha said. “Everybody else screwed it up. Now he’s going to fix it.”But the veteran diplomat, who was briefly considered for a post as Trump’s ambassador to South Korea, warns the administration will face the same challenges and trade-offs in North Korea that its predecessors did.“We want to solve this problem. But we may be stuck managing it.” Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
People who overturn the apple cart don’t ask for permission. But it takes more than audacity for a 26-year-old to challenge an entire industry. For Ahmed Khattak, it was personal: He couldn’t buy a phone. An international student from Peshawar, Pakistan, Khattak arrived at Yale in 2004 at the age of 18 with no social security number and no credit history. That meant no one would sell him a cell phone.He was appalled at the barriers the U.S. cell phone industry threw in front of consumers at every turn. Restrictive two-year contracts?Indecipherable pricing schemes for voice, data and text? And, once he got a prepaid phone, $50 a week just to call his family back in Pakistan? This, from the most technologically advanced country in the world?”I couldn’t believe it,” Khattak says.In 2007, he went to London for an internship and discovered how to change the game–at the airport, no less, only moments after he got off the plane. “I realized that it was as easy as going to a vending machine, buying a SIM card and [thereafter] paying $22 a month for your phone bill,” he says.It was his “eureka” moment: unlocking cell phones, setting them free. “I decided that I had to change the way people in the U.S. go about their plans and phones,” he says. His New Haven, Conn.-based company, GSM Nation, had sales of $35 million in 2011, its first full year, and is on track to reach sales of $50 million this year.Three components to Khattak’s life help explain how he came to build his business. First, he was exceptionally competitive at squash, good enough to be recruited by Yale.”I am ethnically a Pashtun, and Pashtuns have dominated squash for over half a century. I went on to become a top-10-ranked junior national,” he says.The Pakistan Squash Federation is run by the Air Force, the second major influence in Khattak’s upbringing. He was a military brat–his father was in the Air Force–so he lived the gypsy life of moving frequently and with little notice, more than 15 times, to cities as big as Karachi and to tiny, remote villages.The third component was his can-do personality. “I have always loved building stuff and fixing it; [I am] a problem solver. I tend to look at everything to see where the stress points are and how to fix them,” he says. “I would fix my schoolmates’ and neighbors’ computers and PlayStations. All this was leading to a bigger venture for me.”The chance to study engineering at Yale, his ability to fit into any environment and his tinkerer’s bent laid the groundwork for him to tackle the multibillion U.S. cell phone industry.A Business is BornGSM Nation’s model is simple: Consumers buy manufacturer-unlocked phones that can be used with any network, then they sign up for significantly cheaper voice, text and data plans through third-party carriers such as H2O Wireless or Simple Mobile–with no multiyear contracts.These carriers resell blocks of minutes they’ve purchased from T-Mobile and AT&T.Seed capital for the company first came in the form of a $30,000 loan pooled from friends and family; later it would come from Junaid Shams, who co-founded GSM Nation with Khattak. At the time Shams was in medical school at George Washington University (he graduated in May). “In early 2010, Ahmed came to me with this raw business idea,” Shams says. “We spent the entire night developing it, talking about infrastructure, financing and concept, basically trying to figure out if it was feasible or not.”Raising capital was the first test. Once the company had revenue, Khattak and Shams raised an additional $120,000 in loans. A year after launch, capital arrived from an unlikely angel investor: Khattak’s dentist. Needing a root canal (but with no way to pay for it) Khattak searched locally for an endodontist who would do the work on credit. When he ran across the name Moin Ahmed, he thought, Sounds like he’s from my part of the world. Sure enough, Ahmed was a fellow Pakistani, and he told Khattak not to worry about the money.As GSM Nation stirred to life, Ahmed mentioned that he was seeking a place to park some private capital; Khattak suggested he write a check against equity in the company. Bang: Khattak landed $200,000. Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now So far, Khattak has managed this dance. And it hasn’t distracted him from the pleasures of starting a business. “It’s incredible coming to work every day and seeing what you have done,” he says. “I am obsessed with growing my company to thousands of people … the fact that I can get the thing I desire and [share] it with my friends and family is a good perk.”On a Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, the fog has burned off, and it’s a gorgeous summer day. Khattak has flown in early for meetings. He speaks rapid-fire, his brain clearly buffering half a dozen ideas that simply can’t make it into words fast enough. Despite the demands of GSM Nation, he is already at work on his next venture, eDrop.com, a new way of social shopping for great bargains. “I have assembled an amazing team,” he says. “We are going to release our first beta in [September] and hopefully go into a nice round of funding by October.”Khattak checks, then pockets, his iPhone and bids goodbye. He is taking a meeting at the airport, then flying back to Connecticut the very same day he flew in. Why? In spite of the insane hours he commits to his work, he reserves one day a week to spend with his wife and son to enjoy the fruits of his American dream.Storming the GatesWhen a twentysomething vaults into an industry with no experience, no contacts, very little capital and meager working knowledge about American business, you have to ask, How did he make this magic? Here’s what other entrepreneurs can learn from the success of GSM Nation’s Ahmed Khattak.Do your homework. “It’s fine to get into uncharted territories, but once you get in, do your research,” Khattak says. “Too many entrepreneurs spend too much time doing risk analysis [before they take action].”Find paying customers ASAP. James Boyle, managing director of the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, where GSM Nation was born, emphasizes the practical: “One of the pieces of advice we give students is to focus on finding the first paying customer as soon as possible. Whether you’re familiar with an industry or not, the process of getting someone to pay you money teaches you a great deal about challenges and opportunities in that space.”Balance the grand vision with immediate action. Ka Mo Lau, co-founder and CFO of advertising tech startup PaperG, calls out fellow entrepreneur and friend Khattak for his ability to move things forward: “Have a grand vision for where you want to go, but like Ahmed, execute on practical, immediate actions that bring you closer to that vision every day.” Enroll Now for Free Ahmed Khattak of GSM Nation. Did the endodontist see the growth potential in GSM Nation from the start? “Not at the time,” he says, “but I wanted to help Ahmed in his venture.” Believing in the man more than in the business itself, he handed Khattak the check.With desperately needed capital in hand, Khattak ramped up inventory, and two friends from Yale joined the company. Still, Khattak ran the show.”I am a very independent person, so I really don’t like a lot of interference. I didn’t seek a lot of help at all,” he says. Indirect help came from the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, which gave him a tiny office space and required him to produce quarterly reports. “It instilled a great deal of confidence in me, and I owe them for that,” he says.GSM Nation was an instant hit. “It’s hard to put a finger on a particular occasion when I thought we were going to be successful,” Khattak says, “because we have surpassed our wildest imaginations. I mean, think of it, in excess of $50 million in sales in just over two years. We have taken such huge leaps that every six months we have a new aim and we literally treat that as our starting point.”He estimates the total market for his industry is $2 billion to $3 billion–but growing fast. “Fifty to 70 percent of T-Mobile activations came from contract-free plans in the past year, and now all carriers are going into this segment,” he says. This translates into more sales for the likes of GSM Nation.Full BoilSoaring growth poses the immediate problem of cash flow. On this point, Khattak and Shams agree. “I think the biggest mistake we made in the early going was not having as much funding as we originally thought we needed,” Shams says. “We were growing so fast [in] the first six to 12 months, faster than what even we had expected, that we didn’t have the funding at the time necessary to allow us to grow at the same pace.”Many of GSM Nation’s wholesale clients are based in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. So after a long day at the office, Khattak returns home, and calls begin coming in from the other side of the globe. With Khattak clocking 20-hour days, GSM Nation sidestepped major crises in its first year. Ever the problem-solver, Khattak admits he was constantly putting out smaller fires.The greater challenge is that there are practically no barriers to entry in the unlocked cell phone market, so the company must continually raise its game. “[It makes] the landscape insanely competitive; we started a company that was essentially a repository of information for people, and then if they wanted a device they could buy one,” Khattak says. “It might sound stupid, but our philosophy is to make sure the person who calls wants and needs what he thinks he does … We are not the cheapest in the industry, but we are the best. A lot of our competitors try to compete on pricing, and they never get anywhere.”Related: Young Entrepreneur Challenges the Way Americans Think About Their CellphonesGSM Nation certainly has its fans: A scan of reviews on ResellerRatings.com turns up myriad gushing comments (e.g., “You guys need a Superman cape.”).Yet cash flow remains the biggest obstacle to growth. “If I had a few million [dollars] more, I would do $200 million in sales this year,” Khattak says.Meanwhile, operations are lean at the New Haven headquarters. With just 14 employees, the company relies heavily on contractors. The work environment is casual, with “no sense of hierarchy.” As for his management style, Khattak says, “I am the kind of person [employees] respect and don’t want to disappoint because of my love for them, as opposed to them being scared of me.”Family ManWas Khattak ever frightened of failure? “Absolutely–still am. The fears are different, though. In the beginning, it was more along the lines of, I would have to go back to Pakistan having failed at something, and my friends and family wouldn’t understand,” he says. Today his fears are of disappointing customers. The fire dance of cash flow to keep product moving means that GSM Nation operates on a precipice. This story appears in the October 2012 issue of . Subscribe » 10 min read This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. December 10, 2012
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Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Coming into the 2019 NFL free agency period, the Cardinals had a lot of holes that needed to be filled. Fast forward a couple of weeks, and most of those vacancies looked to be taken care of.The team used this period to sign players such as inside linebacker Jordan Hicks, outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and guard J.R. Sweezy, all of whom look to be upgrades upon last year’s squad.According to ESPN, though, none of these acquisitions were as important as their signing of cornerback Robert Alford, which they named as the Cardinals’ most impactful move of the offseason. Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo 29 Comments Share Atlanta Falcons’ Robert Alford celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) Signing Robert Alford fills a significant void opposite Patrick Peterson at cornerback, which has been a position of concern for the past few seasons. Alford stops a carousel of corners since Jerraud Powers retired almost two years ago, at least for the time being. While Alford might not end up being the long-term answer at the position, he will provide the Cardinals a solution for this season and potentially in 2020.Related LinksArizona Cardinals sign former Falcons CB Robert AlfordPFF: Could Cardinals draft Kyler Murray, keep Josh Rosen for QB battle?Arizona Sports NFL Mock Draft Tracker: Who’s next for the Cards at No. 1?The Alford signing might be the move that filled the biggest need, as the Cardinals have struggled to find a consistent running mate opposite Peterson ever since he came into the league eight years ago. Last season, they used three different players at the second cornerback spot (Jamar Taylor, Bene Benwikere and David Amerson), all of whom were less than impressive in their time as starters.Alford was a consistent presence in the Falcons’ secondary over the past six seasons, and the Cardinals will look for him to be a stabilizing presence for them as well. As mentioned in the ESPN article, the 30-year-old Alford may not be a long-term answer, but he should be able to provide some solid production for this season and next. Top Stories
UN Special Adviser Espen Barth Eide sent a stern message to all sides on Tuesday to quit the blame game as to the crash of the settlement talks and reflect deeply as to the next steps.Following a meeting in New York, where he briefed the members of the UN Security Council on what had happened at the talks at the Swiss resort in Crans-Montana, Eide said that the procedure was a collective failure of stitching together a deal.He added that the Security Council, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the UNSG’s Special Representative in Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar and himself, “think that this is not the time to engage in blame game”.“There’s more than enough of that going around, it seems that everybody has the view that everybody but themselves did everything wrong and they were the only one doing it right,” Eide said.We have to admit that it was a collective failure of stitching together a deal in Crans Montana, he said, “despite of the fact that towards the end of the conference we saw more and more of the pieces of the puzzle actually coming on the table that came late, but we were not able to stitch it together to a total deal”.He said that this was due to the perennial problem of the chicken and egg, “what comes first what comes second, all sides in many ways continued to reserve the final gives until they saw the cards of the other side”.“The Secretary-General and the rest of us were trying very actively throughout the ten days of the conference and particularly in his presence on June 30 and then again on July 6 to overcome this by saying that in our view there is a package available where six separate important crucial issues are all settled, and only when they are all settled, we can say that we can have a deal,” Eide said.He added that they thought that it would be possible, but they realized that it wasn’t. “The realisation came at the end of the very long and rather difficult dinner on the night of (July) 6 and moving into the morning of (July) 7. The mood at the dinner led the Secretary-General to conclude that at least there was no imminent purpose to continue, so we decided to close the Conference on Cyprus which began on January 12 in Geneva, and then ended on July 7 in Crans Montana”.He added that Guterres, will always be available if the two leaders decide to continue but it’s up to them, as this a leader-led effort, and it can’t be nothing else. “We cannot do it for them. It has to be owned by the leaders and it has to be supported by the guarantors”.He quoted Guterres who said in his report that the leaders now need to go through a process of reflection, “and we hope that they will not jump to conclusions, we hope they can reflect seriously on what can be done after the conference failed”.“If they so do, we will be available, but right now, we don’t see there being a process. Given the number of developments domestically and around the island, I think it’s quite urgent that this reflection is done in the spirit of understanding and compromise rather than exacerbating the differences that clearly exist, either wise I think it will be even more difficult to restart any process,” Eide said.Every single member of the security council, he said, deplored the fact that the conference failed. “They urged for restraint, they underlined the importance of a cooling-off period and very much underlined the mental idea that it’s up to the two communities and their elected leaders as to what to do next”.In the meantime, he said, he and the UNSG will do a very substantive record of everything that has happened, “because it’s clear and it was also an element of almost every intervention by the council that this process took Cyprus closer than ever before to a settlement”.President of the UN Security Council China’s Liu Jieyi said that the members of the Security Council expressed their intention to renew the mandate of the Unficyp for a further six months. Unficyp is one of the longest-running UN Peacekeeping missions.He also reaffirmed their commitment to support the two sides in their effort to reach a comprehensive and durable Cyprus settlement.You May LikeFigLeaf Beta AppHow to Become Fully Anonymous Online in Less Than 3 Minutes? Better safe than sorryFigLeaf Beta AppUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoCity BeautyDo This To Fix Sagging Jowls Without SurgeryCity BeautyUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoTurkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoRemand for pair in alleged property fraud (Updated)Undoby Taboolaby Taboola
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