Some people may have heard the phrase "due process" on TV courtroom dramas or in human resource offices. But a 1985 U.S. Supreme Court case gives more insight into what it really means and how it applies to Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond and a detective at the center of a arrest that went viral. Public employees facing termination possess legal protections that employees in the private sector don't, partly as a result of Cleveland Board of Education v. Loudermill, a case that started in one of Ohio's federal courts in the 1970s, and other civil service laws. If governments don't follow those protections, public employees can sue them for monetary relief. And in Hamilton County, former employees have done just that, and received settlements, in two high-profile cases in recent years. "It's a powerful section of constitutional law, and if [government entities] don't follow the process properly, you can get in some legal trouble," said Chattanooga attorney Robin Flores, who … [Read more...] about What is due process?
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Video: Cloud storage - your best optionsWhat is cloud computing, in simple terms?Cloud computing is the delivery of on-demand computing services -- from applications to storage and processing power -- typically over the internet and on a pay-as-you-go basis. How does cloud computing work?Rather than owning their own computing infrastructure or data centers, companies can rent access to anything from applications to storage from a cloud service provider. One benefit of using cloud computing services is that firms can avoid the upfront cost and complexity of owning and maintaining their own IT infrastructure, and instead simply pay for what they use, when they use it.In turn, providers of cloud computing services can benefit from significant economies of scale by delivering the same services to a wide range of customers. What cloud computing services are available?Cloud computing services cover a vast range of options now, from the basics of storage, networking, and processing power … [Read more...] about What is cloud computing? Everything you need to know about the cloud, explained
In 2016, the AI hype was just beginning, and many people were still cautious when mentioning the term "AI". After all, many of us have been indoctrinated for years to avoid this term, as something that had spread confusion, over-promised, and under-delivered. As it turned out, the path from big data and analytics to AI is a natural one.Not just because it helps people relate and adjust their mental models, or because big data and analytics were enjoying the kind of hype AI has now, before they were overshadowed by AI. But mostly because it takes data -- big or not-so-big -- to build AI.ZDNet: Black Friday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter's top picks | Cyber Monday 2018 deals: Business Bargain Hunter's top picksIt also takes some other key ingredients. So, let's revisit Big Data Spain (BDS), one of the biggest and most forward-thinking events in Europe, which marked the transition from big data to AI a couple of years back, and try to answer some questions on AI based on what we got … [Read more...] about From big data to AI: Where are we now, and what is the road forward?
SpaceX and Elon Musk have been in the news a lot in recent days, both because of financial disclosures and the rocket company founder's musings on Twitter about his current space obsession—the Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. There has been a lot to process, so here's our best attempt to make sense of what Musk has said and what it may really mean. Musk started breaking news about SpaceX rocket designs about two weeks ago, so we'll start there. Mini BFR Ship On Wednesday, November 7, Musk tweeted that the "Falcon 9 second stage will be upgraded to be like a mini-BFR Ship." He added that this upgraded second stage could be ready to fly by June 2019. This prompted a flurry of speculation that SpaceX may be taking steps toward making the second stage of its Falcon 9 rocket—the part of the booster that presently inserts a payload into orbit and then burns up upon reentry to Earth's atmosphere—fully reusable. However, this was not to be the case. Later, Musk clarified that … [Read more...] about What is going on with SpaceX and all these Big Falcon Rocket changes?
0 Have your say Some of Scotland’s leading experts provide their answers. Attend The Scotsman’s life sciences conference >>Catherine Calderwood Chief Medical Officer, Scotland Brexit. In common with other sectors, life sciences face the challenge of operating in a highly competitive global market, with cost and currency volatility. The sector also has the huge uncertainty of a largely unknown commercial, regulatory and labour market should the UK leave the European Union and the single market. This will likely exacerbate those challenges. The NHS in Scotland has a strong track record in supporting the sector, both in terms of hosting research studies and clinical trials and, increasingly, in working in collaboration with industry on innovative medicines, therapies and products. The NHS alone cannot, of course, address all the challenges facing industry, but it can contribute to the sector’s ambitions for growth and provide some local … [Read more...] about What is the biggest challenge to growing Scotland’s life sciences sector and how can it be overcome?