Doug Field, the new chairman of LEP. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant As New Anglia LEP prepares for its annual general meeting today, its chairman Doug Field still feels he has unfinished business, he told business editor Mark Shields. Wprk on the Ipswich Winerack began in January. The project was supported by the New Anglia LEP and a £15m investment from Homes England. Picture: Angela Sharpe Photography.As he reflects on his first year as chairman of the New Anglia LEP, Doug Field quotes a phrase made famous by Marie Curie.“‘One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done,’” he says.“That’s how I see our progress. We’ve had some successes but we always have to keep going to continue that momentum.”That will be a key concern at today’s AGM held at the International Aviation Academy in Norwich, at the end of a year which has seen some notable successes, along with a couple of economic body … [Read more...] about ‘I want to land a game-changer’ – New Anglia LEP chairman Doug Field on his big hope for 2019
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Galaxy S9 sales haven’t been great so far. To avoid the same fate, the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus need to be massive upgrades. Here’s what I think the upcoming flagships should bring to the table to grab consumers’ interest and outsell the S9 series. Galaxy S10 wishlist — Same features for both models The display and battery sizes aren’t the only differences between the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. The larger model has a dual-camera setup, while the S9 features a single shooter on the back. At 6GB, the S9 Plus also sports 2GB of RAM more than its smaller brother. Samsung should change its strategy with the Galaxy S10 duo and equip both handsets with the same specs and features. The only differences between them should be the screen and battery sizes, just like Google’s Pixel series. That way, the decision of which one to get comes down to the form factor alone. With the Galaxy S9 series, people into photography have to pay extra for the dual … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy S10: Six kick-ass features I want to see
Inside Microsoft’s Inclusive Technologies Lab in Redmond, Washington, a sign says, “When you do not intentionally, deliberately include … you will unintentionally exclude.” This reflects the thinking behind the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a new accessory for Xbox One game consoles to help those with limited mobility get back in the game. A lot of players with physical challenges can’t press all of the 19 buttons on a traditional Xbox controller. Bryce Johnson and Evelyn Thomas were part of a team of researchers who helped design and evangelize the product within Microsoft. And now Microsoft is announcing it will launch the controller as an open platform that will enable people to plug in a wide variety of controller options to help people with limited mobility play games. The controller enables people who don’t have thumbs, fingers, limbs, or good motor control to plug in alternatives that they can control. And that enables them to play games on the … [Read more...] about Why Microsoft wants to make games more accessible for all of us
Q: I am in the process of getting a divorce. I want to buy a new house but am worried about my soon-to-be-ex-wife having an interest in it. Is there something I can do to protect myself? — AlexA: There are steps you can take that differ depending on the state of your relationship with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse.If you are still getting along, you can sign an agreement regarding the property with her that is similar to a prenuptial agreement (called a postnuptial agreement) or make the discussion part of your marital settlement agreement in the divorce case. Any concern would be regarding where the money you are using to buy the home came from. If it is from marital assets, it may be more difficult to draft an enforceable agreement. For this type of arrangement, it is essential to each have your own attorney approve the agreement.If your ex is not willing to cooperate and you are looking to purchase the property using non-marital funds, such as money you inherited or from … [Read more...] about Ask a real estate pro: I want to buy a house, but I’m getting a divorce. Help?
It's a Saturday afternoon, and I've just crashed a doll on a motorized scooter into a framed picture of my friends from grad school that sits on a low shelf in my living room.Fortunately, no inanimate objects, motorized or otherwise, are dinged or cracked. However, I need to reassess the code that directed the scooter to attack my former classmates with such zest. The doll is named Maria. She is one five SmartGurlz fashion dolls that come with a self-balancing motorized scooter dubbed Siggy that you control through an app called SugarCoded. You might have caught SmartGurlz founder Sharmi Albrechtsen on a November 2017 episode of ABC's "Shark Tank," talking about her struggles to get her daughter interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects in school. Albrechtsen walked away with a deal for $200,000 in return for one of the sharks taking 25 percent of the company, having just launched the company in July 2017. Using the crowdfunding platform … [Read more...] about Smart dolls with style want to make coding more fun for girls