African Engineers: Wigs and Witnesses

Many of the most innovative entrepreneurs in Ghana are women. The annals of the Technology Consultancy Centre (TCC) of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, contain many tales of enterprising females who pioneered new ventures based on technologies developed or adapted within the workshops and laboratories of the university. Many of the stories record modest success but the tale of Mrs Appiah was one of both triumph and tragedy. It could also be seen as the conflict between science and religion in microcosm.

Mrs Appiah was a small-scale producer of afro-wigs which were very popular in … Read More

A Change To How Customers Acquire IT Going Forward

In the remaining edition of our four-aspect sponsored collection on intelligent infrastructure, Computer system Company Review joins Hitachi Vantara CTO Tom Christensen to speak about the procurement of IT merchandise and expert services, especially now in these unsure times.

As Christensen puts it: “I assume in this COVID-19 crisis we have appropriate now there is a need to have for transform in how people receive IT likely ahead.” “There are two different flavours, the initially one which is utility usage-dependent in which you are even now in control of your servers, network and infrastructure, but you only pay back for

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The ‘Great Fall’ and the road to recovery

A comparison of the latest financial setting with previous recessions speaks to the severity of the shock made by the pandemic and the worldwide efforts to comprise it. I use the United States as my case in point in the illustration below, but the tale is related all-around the world. The shock to financial growth, and to work as very well, from pandemic-containment efforts make even the 2008 worldwide economical crisis appear insignificant.

 

An unparalleled shock to U.S. GDP

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Financial Assessment. April 2020 details issue is Vanguard’s forecast for second-quarter U.S. growth.

 

But comparisons with the

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Low pressure idles in Bay, thunderstorms raid mainland

Fading potential customers of a cyclone producing in the Bay of Bengal any time shortly have prompted weathermen to change focus to the ongoing pre-monsoon thunderstorm exercise more than mainland India. North-West India is now becoming a member of East and North-East India and the South Peninsula as a hotspot of violent weather conditions exercise.

An incoming western disturbance has attained West Pakistan en route North-West India a cyclonic circulation hovers more than Haryana from which a West-to-East trough has emerged, extending all the way throughout to North-East Bangladesh. It cuts by Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, rendering them

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Cotton cultivation taking centrestage in North

Cotton cultivation is taking the centrestage in North India. On the back of final year’s greater price ranges and buys by the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), farmers in Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan are observed going away from paddy and guar seed to the fibre crop this year.

Farmers in Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan have taken to cotton cultivation principally on two grounds – greater money more than rather fewer remunerative crops these types of as paddy and guar seed, and the labour scarcity for paddy transplantation.

Labour scarcity

For paddy growers, labour scarcity is a

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