A bill in Sacramento that would require utilities to submit detailed plans outlining how they would handle disastrous wildfires is moving through the California Legislature — but it’s facing fierce opposition from consumer groups who say it amounts to a giveaway to power companies.And some of the utilities aren’t crazy about it, either.The legislation, Senate Bill 1088, authored by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Santa Rosa, breezed through the Governmental Organization Committee on an 11-1 vote Tuesday and is heading to the Senate Appropriations Committee in Sacramento.“We need the electric utilities and the Public Utilities Commission to implement best practices and also mandate that our investor-owned utilities do the best job they can to harden the grid and prevent these types of fires,” Dodd said.The bill comes after a series of deadly wildfires scorched the state last year. Fires have been occurring with greater frequency, with eight of the 20 most destructive … [Read more...] about Does this California wildfire bill protect consumers? Or give utilities a blank check?
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Nothing in life is ever guaranteed. Be it a sports team lifting a trophy, or a bus running on time. This inevitably stems to the world of IT hardware. For all the ambiguity and uncertainty surrounding the future impact of technology, unwavering confidence in the growth of big-brand enterprise IT hardware in 2018 may be justified. To a certain extent at least. This was brought to my attention recently after Morgan Stanley published a research note which highlighted the details of a ‘perfect storm of conditions’. The note naturally amassed great interest and debate. So, what exactly are these supposed factors that have combined to produce Morgan's "perfect storm for big-brand enterprise IT hardware?" Plenty of Cash Morgan makes a convincing case that more cash is now available for private cloud investment. The largest US enterprises are being nudged by a range of financial dynamics influencing cash availability and promoting aggressive spending, … [Read more...] about Is IT hardware really getting a second life?
Mark Zuckerberg grilled by Congress on the Cambridge Analytica data scandal British data company harvested personal information of around 87m Facebook users Mr Zuckerberg apologises for Facebook's failings Comment: Zuckerberg's apologies can't save Silicon Valley from regulation What we learned from Zuckerberg's grilling from Congress A second hearing will be held on Wednesday from 3pm BST Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook CEO, disclosed on Tuesday his company was "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and likened his firm's attempts to tackle foreign election meddling to an "arms race". The founder of the social media giant appeared before US lawmakers to apologise for how his company has handled the growing furor over online privacy, to promise change, and explain the social media giant's policies. The wide-ranging questions - including about Cambridge Analytica, … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to Congress: Facebook boss admits company working with Mueller’s Russia probe
MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: Today on FACE THE NATION: The president makes bold moves that shake up the stock market and the diplomatic world, leaving administration officials to clarify and clean up. Fears of a trade war spiked in the wake of new tariff threats by the president and counterthreats by China's leader, Xi Jinping. Add to that President Trump attacks on Amazon, plus Facebook's revelation that 87 million users' data could have ended up in a firm working for the Trump campaign, made for a wild week. We will talk to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Overnight, a chemical attack in Syria reportedly kills dozens and injures hundreds. We will have a report from the region. Maryland's Ben Cardin, a top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will be here to talk about that and other news. Then: (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) SHERYL SANDBERG, COO, FACEBOOK: We know that we did not do a good enough job protecting people's data. I'm really sorry for that. And Mark is really … [Read more...] about Full transcript: ‘Face the Nation’ on April 8, 2018
posted on 25 Apr 2016, 06:17 7 1. xondk (Posts: 1904; Member since: 25 Mar 2014) So they force people to work less, but are still paying them so little, so in essence while trying to comply with standards, instead of paying workers properly they still pay them less and at the same time, don't let them work overtime which they can feel a need for doing, because they are paid what they are paid? posted on 25 Apr 2016, 07:30 8 9. jeevanand88 (unregistered) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHZvrY2iVmc posted on 25 Apr 2016, 08:59 3 12. QuasarExod (Posts: 102; Member since: 29 Mar 2016) Company of Sins. 22. Mxyzptlk (unregistered) That's only the tip of the iceberg. 26. marorun (Posts: 5029; Member since: 30 Mar 2015) But who make the biggest margin and can increase salary easier? ;) posted on 25 Apr 2016, 09:18 1 16. Hoggington (Posts: 354; Member since: 23 Feb 2016) Also keep in mind that these workers aren't going home after work each day like … [Read more...] about Comments for : iPhone assembly workers at Pegatron work less overtime, still feel underpaid