Hospitals in Mayor Sadiq Khan’s London resemble those in a war zone, a senior surgeon working to save victims of the capital’s surging violent crime wave has said. The shock comments made Thursday morning come after two more men were killed overnight, a couple of days after another night of violence saw a boy, 16, stabbed to death and a 17-year-old girl shot in a “drive by”.Wednesday night’s killings, both in Hackney, East London, brought the death toll from suspected murder in the capital to 50 so far this year, pulling away from New York City, which London overtook at the weekend. Dr. Mark Griffiths, the lead surgeon at Barts Health NHS Trust in East London, said that knife and gun wounds had moved from a “niche” part of his job to a daily chunk of his workload, and a growing number of victims were “children”.“Some of my military colleagues have described their practice here as similar to being at [Camp] Bastion,” Dr … [Read more...] about Khan’s London: Lead Surgeon Says Hospital Like Afghan War Zone, Two More Killed Overnight
April 4, 2018 - Written By Kristijan Lucic Honor is planning to announce a new smartphone on May 15 in London. The company has started sending out invites for the event, and as you can see in the provided image, a phone is definitely coming. In addition to teasing the phone itself, Honor also puts great focus on AI (Artificial Intelligence) here, by using the ‘Beauty in AI’ caption. Having said that, the company did not share any more info, but we have a pretty good guess as to what to expect.The Honor 9 smartphone was announced back in June last year, and at the time, it was the company’s flagship handset. The Honor View 10 was announced in December last year, and it took the ‘flagship’ mantle, but it seems like it will be joined by yet another handset, as we’re pretty confident that Honor plans to introduce the Honor 10 on May 15. The Honor 10 will become the company’s new flagship handset, though it will almost certainly be fueled by the … [Read more...] about Honor Announces May 15 London Event, Honor 10 Coming?
The service premiered in Amsterdam in March. On top of its reduced prices, it also makes a point of helping drivers make a "decent living" -- a jab at Uber's reputation for less-than-stellar pay. ViaVan claims it takes the smallest cut of any comparable service in London.This isn't as far-reaching as conventional ridesharing (which can typically cover a whole city), and even the discounted rate can be more expensive than a bus or the Tube if either option will get you where you want to go. Still, it might hit the sweet spot if you're in a relative hurry, but not so much of a hurry that you're willing to pay a premium for a private car. … [Read more...] about Mercedes’ ridesharing ViaVan service comes to London
Earlier this month, I detailed how the EU is currently losing its best and brightest in a startup brain drain to the U.S. As I explained, EU startups are finding it necessary to look to U.S.-based venture funds for investments but often have to “flip” into subsidiaries of U.S.-based parent companies as a condition of the deal, resulting in a mass migration of EU innovators to the U.S. Europe faces the real danger of blowing its startup moment. But if the EU acts quickly, it can counter that threat by engaging with U.S.-based venture funds that are open and willing to invest in foreign startups without requiring them to flip. What I didn’t detail in that earlier story is that the UK is proving to be an exception to the brain drain trend. Last year the UK’s tech sector hit an all-time high of VC investment, attracting almost double ($4.2 billion) the total amount of venture capital invested in UK firms in 2016 ($2.3 billion). The lion’s share of that … [Read more...] about Why London startups are immune to the EU brain drain to the U.S.
March 29, 2018 - Written By Justin Diaz HTC is opening up a Vive X branch in London, which will be the sixth location for Vive X and will be joining the already open locations that reside in Tel Aviv, Beijing, San Francisco, Shenzhen, and Taipei. Out of these six locations there are a multitude of different companies participating as firms who are part of the investment, 26 of which are the most recent and were added to the program back on November 30 of 2017.HTC hasn’t announced any partners for the London location yet, which makes sense given the announcement for its opening was just today. That said, HTC is getting ready to look over a new round of partner submission and is urging any company that’s interested to apply to be a part of the program for the next round and join the already large list of partners. HTC states that it will be looking for applicants for all six locations, and this includes London, so although there are no partners for this location yet this … [Read more...] about HTC To Open Up Vive X Branch In London