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Former employee claims Apple suffocates the creation of new technologies

Former employee claims Apple suffocates the creation of new technologies

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Gerard Williams III was a lead chip architect at Apple. Last year, Gerard left Apple and founded his own startup Nuvia. According to Nuvia’s website, it is trying to reimagine silicon design to create a new class of processor that delivers the performance and energy efficiency needed to power the next era of computing. Apple sued Gerard last year that he created Nuvia using Apple resources. Apple also accused him of poaching its employees and tried to stop Nuvia from hiring Apple employees. Gerard Williams III has now filed a response in court about Apple’s claims. Gerard now claims that Apple is now trying to poach his startup’s employees. He mentioned in court filing that Apple wants to “suffocate the creation of new technologies and solutions by a new business, and to diminish the fr

3 NetOne Board Members Including The Chairman Resign

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The NetOne board Chairman and 2 other board members tended in their resignations yesterday, Technomag exclusively reported The development was reportedly confirmed by the ICT postal and courier services minister Jenfan Muswere who reportedly said it was the government’s initiative to bring sanity to the sector. Technomag reports that an audit conducted at the MNO had strong implications against the board and another annual report pointed out their weaknesses hence their decision to quit. More: Technomag

TSL gets new CEO

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TSL Limited Zimbabwe, has appointed Derek Odoteye as its group chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from February 1, 2020. TSL is a leading holding company that is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) and is focused on providing solutions in logistics, real estate, commodity production and trades in Zimbabwe and the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Mr Odoteye replaces Patrick Davenish who held the position since May 2018. As a Chartered Accountant by profession and an Alumnus of Harvard Business school, Mr Odoteye’s experience spans over 18 years having worked in New York, New Jersey and the United Arab Emirates including spending a 10-year spell with Deloitte, an international Professional Services firm. He was a senior manager in Assurance Services. His
Zimplats minerals output down

Zimplats minerals output down

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Resources group, Zimplats Holdings Limited’s six elements (6E) production for the quarter to December 31, 2019 totalled 115 908 ounces, which was 18 percent below same period in the prior year. The 6E comprise of platinum, palladium, gold, rhodium, ruthenium and iridium. Quarter on quarter, 6E production fell 23 percent. “6E metal production in final product decreased by 23 percent from the previous quarter mainly due to an increase in concentrate stocks and the build-up of inventory in the furnace on start-up after the 122-day major rebuild shutdown. “The furnace inventory build-up is expected to reverse during the financial year and it is anticipated that all the concentrates stock-piled will be smelted before the end of the year,” said Zimplats in a report for the quarter under
Vaya Adds Intercity & Cross Border Bookings To List Of Services

Vaya Adds Intercity & Cross Border Bookings To List Of Services

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Vaya will be adding Cross Border and Intercity options to its Vaya application in time for the festive season. We are excited to add these services to our existing suite of ‘On Demand Services’ and look forward to bringing safety, convenience and peace of mind to travellers in the region and beyond Dorothy Zimuto – Vaya CEO If you open the Vaya application at the time of publishing the Cross border option is available but I couldn’t find the intercity service. Some of the advantages of Vaya Cross Border include the fact that the service will come with travel insurance for all passengers and all those coming into Zimbabwe using Vaya Crossborder will get 30km free travel on Vaya upon arrival into the country. At the present moment I’m not sure if the service is wo
Alphabet’s Internet Balloon Service Signs Airspace Deal With Uganda

Alphabet’s Internet Balloon Service Signs Airspace Deal With Uganda

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Alphabet the parent company of Google has an interesting unit called Loon. Loon has been working on providing mobile internet to remote areas for a while now – with trials in Kenya taking place earlier this year. Loon’s high-altitude solar-powered balloons might make their way to Uganda which has necessitated a key access airspace agreement which is important for the Loon project in Kenya. Ugandan overflight rights are integral to the Kenyan project because the balloons deployed in Kenya “may get above the Ugandan stratosphere as they provide service across Kenya” according to Scott Coriell Loon’s head of Global Communications. The balloons deployed from the US are designed to fly at around 20KM above sea level which should ensure there’s no interference

Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission Findings Justifies Setting Up Of Recruitment Portal For Nurses

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The recently established (or annointed) Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) discovered gross corruption in the recruitment and selection process of trainee nurses. The corruption was unearthed after ZACC conducted sort of an audit at six major hospital in the country. ZACC’S spokesperson, John Makamure said: We carried out Systems Review exercises in five of the six central hospitals in Zimbabwe on the recruitment and selection of trainee registered nurses. Our findings were quite alarming; there was rampant bribery for one to enrol as a trainee nurse. advertisement Some authorities made brisk business on unsuspecting poor candidates. One hospital has internal policies that benefit staff dependents while the public is cheated to apply and attend interviews. Minister
Zimbabwean Teen Named One Of Top 50 Women In Engineering In UK

Zimbabwean Teen Named One Of Top 50 Women In Engineering In UK

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A young Zimbabwean teen, Melissa Chigubu has been named as one of the top 50 engineering students in the UK. Melissa who has has been living in the UK since 2012 is currently doing her apprenticeship at Advanced Manufacturing Training Centre’s(AMTC). Speaking about Melissa’s achievement,AMTC’s managing director, Paul Rowlett said: Melissa is a talented and dedicated learner who strives to excel, demonstrating exceptional skills for her early career stage. Our training staff regard her competency portfolio as the best they have ever seen, and this accolade recognises her outstanding performance, professional behaviour and support of other learners. … She is a strong advocate for women in engineering and in apprenticeships. She has been instrumental in activities that aim to encourage w
Cyber Security Workforce Gap Is Huge: Over 2.9 Million Workers Needed

Cyber Security Workforce Gap Is Huge: Over 2.9 Million Workers Needed

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(ISC)²’s Cyber Security Workforce Study for 2018 had some interesting revelations regarding the state of the cybersecurity workforce. There might a be a cybersecurity crisis on the horizon is action isn’t taken anytime soon. There’s also a pretty sweet silver lining. Worldwide there’s a shortage of nearly 3 million workers in cybersecurity. Europe, Africa and the Middle East could do with over 140 thousand workers in this space, whilst in the biggest demand lies in Asia which was found lacking 2.14 million cybersecurity workers. 59% of organizations surveyed indicated that their organization is at extreme or moderate risk due to cybersecurity staff shortage. Unfortunately, 39% of companies studied said they didn’t expect to make any changes regarding their cybersecurity staff. What’s th
Standard Bank Closing 91 Branches, The Robots Are Here To Take Our Jobs!

Standard Bank Closing 91 Branches, The Robots Are Here To Take Our Jobs!

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Dramatic title aside, automation has been a very touchy subject over the past few years and recent developments at Standard Bank SA won’t do anything to halt people’s animosity towards the digital transition the world is going through right now. The bank has announced that they will be closing off 91 branches and this is expected to affect 1200 jobs. Why? Well, put simply the bank has said they are revising their business model and because similar measures were taken in Zimbabwe last year (though not at a similar scale), this doesn’t come as too much of a surprise. Standard Bank had the following to say about this move: As part of the implementation of the new banking delivery model, some of the roles currently being performed in our branches will change. These changes will impact ap