Archiv: industry


08.10.2019 - 21:52 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris Johnson’s mission impossible: PM announces last-gasp visit to Dublin to see Leo Varadkar and keep a Brexit agreement ALIVE after saying furious bust-up with Angela Merkel meant a deal was off the table

No10 sources said Mrs Merkel told the premier during the 30-minute showdown that the province must remain within the EU’s customs union indefinitely.

01.08.2019 - 16:56 [ theGuardian.com ]

BMW boss urges Boris Johnson to abandon no-deal Brexit

German carmaker’s CEO offers to travel to London to deliver message to PM saying ‘listen to business’

10.05.2019 - 10:11 [ NewStatesman.com ]

The Tory party is disintegrating, collective responsibility has broken down, yet Theresa May goes on

The few Tory MPs who claim to understand how she thinks believe that it has at last percolated through to her that, were she to walk out after the catastrophic local election results, she would merely compound the view of herself as one of the worst prime ministers in history. They think she feels that if she can get a deal to leave the European Union, however bad it might be and by whatever means, she might yet slough off some of her iniquity.

01.05.2019 - 16:55 [ Portal amerika21.de ]

Unmut über neue Großprojekte im Süden von Mexiko

Aufgrund dieser fragwürdigen Partizipationsverfahren und der fehlenden Information über die Großprojekte distanzieren sich verschiedene soziale Organisationen von den Plänen der Regierung. In der Ortschaft Matías Romero fanden Proteste gegen den Besuch des Präsidenten statt. Der Sprecher der Union indigener Gemeinschaften der nördlichen Zone des Isthmus (Unión de Comunidades Indígenas de la Zona Norte del Istmo, Ucizoni), Carlos Beas, warnte davor, dass für die mexikanische Bundesregierung das Risiko eines Bruchs mit den indigenen Gemeinschaften bestehe. Dies sei schon im Bundesstaat Morelos geschehen, wo sich die Lokalbevölkerung gegen ein thermoelektrische Kraftwerk in Huexca wehrt hatte.

25.04.2019 - 19:00 [ Tagesschau ]

Mexikos Indigene gegen Konzerne „Wir bleiben bis zum Letzten“

Seit Generationen wohnen die Familien dort. Auch die von Cirino Martinez. Er ist als Regionalrat für den Schutz des Gemeindegebiets zuständig: „In diesem Gebiet stellen wir jeden Tag das Brot für unsere Familien her“, sagt er. „Wir machen mit der Natur keine Geschäfte. Wir ernähren mit ihr unsere Familien.“

12.11.2018 - 14:37 [ theconversation.com ]

How the US military is using ‘violent, chaotic, beautiful’ video games to train soldiers

(7.3.2017) As part of a study, we interviewed 15 current and former members of the U.S. military who were between 24 and 35 years old to understand the role violent first-person shooter games played in their recruitment and training.

The majority of interviewees told us it was important to stay in the mindset of a soldier even when not on duty. To them, first-person shooters were the perfect vehicle for doing this.

12.11.2018 - 14:24 [ NBC News ]

Pentagon and CIA enlist video games

(10.3.2003) With “Full Spectrum Warrior,” currently in testing at Fort Benning, Ga., squad leaders learn how to command nine soldiers in complex, confusing urban warfare scenarios. The game isn’t not about sprinting, “Rambo”-like, through alleys with guns blazing.

“It’s not really about shooting at things,” Macedonia said. “Learning how to shoot your weapon is easy. The challenging thing is leading.”

The game the Institute for Creative Technologies has been working on with the CIA for about a year — at a cost of several million dollars — will let agency analysts assume the role of terror cell leaders, cell members and operatives.

“Our analysts would be accustomed to looking at the world from the perspective of the terrorists we are chasing, and learn to expect the unexpected,” CIA spokesman Mark Mansfield said.

09.07.2018 - 13:49 [ Politico.eu ]

Trump envoy seeks to sweet talk Germany Inc. out of Iran

(4.7.2018) In a bid to coax small- and medium-sized German companies active in Iran away from the Islamic Republic, Ambassador Richard Grenell has quietly begun engaging business executives with an offer to help them tap the much larger and lucrative U.S. market, according to people briefed on the talks. On Tuesday, he met with the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry and about a dozen companies to make his pitch.

05.07.2018 - 11:25 [ Techdirt ]

Copyright Industries Reveal Their Ultimate Goal: An Internet Where Everything Online Requires A License From Them

Yesterday, Mike took apart an extraordinarily weak attempt by the UK’s music collection society, PRS for Music, to counter what it claimed were „myths“ about the deeply-harmful Article 13 of the proposed EU Copyright Directive. On the same day, the Guardian published a letter from the PRS and related organizations entitled „How the EU can make the internet play fair with musicians“. It is essentially a condensed version of the „myth-busting“ article, and repeats many of the same fallacious arguments. It also contains some extremely telling passages that are worth highlighting for the insights that they provide into the copyright industries‘ thinking and ultimate goal.