British High Commission Cyprus webinar series: technology and women

The British High Commission in Cyprus continues its insightful webinar series with an interview with Amanda Pinot QC, who shares her views on the effects COVID-19 has had on the world. The webinar reveals how elements of the UK adapted to the pandemic and how a #DynamicUK continues to innovate to face challenges.

Pinto, who is chairing the Bar Council for 2020 was interviewed by acclaimed lawyer Christophoros Christophi, about the challenges that the legal sector faces, from a legal practitioner’s point of view.

Pinto’s webinar covers two highly insightful and important topics. The first topic analyzes technology, legal technology, the impact of COVID-19 in the legal profession and where the balance lies in justice for the future.

Pinto speaks about the impact of COVID-19, on the ways in which courts and tribunals practice justice and how technology has better enabled access to justice.

When we talk about technology and

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‘None of us is’ or ‘none of us are’? When Nicole Kidman’s character in HBO’s ‘The Undoing’ got grammar-checked by her British mother-in-law

Viewers like me might’ve cringed last Sunday watching HBO’s “The Undoing” and hearing Nicole Kidman’s character be corrected by her British mother-in-law for saying “none of us are” instead of “none of us is.”



Nicole Kidman et al. looking at the camera: Nicole Kidman and Noah Jupe in HBO's "The Undoing." Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images


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Nicole Kidman and Noah Jupe in HBO’s “The Undoing.” Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images

Toward the end of the series’ fifth episode, “Trial by Fury,” I sat up, not because of anything gruesome, like the bludgeoning of Elena Alves (played by Matilda De Angelis) in episode one, but because Janet Fraser (Rosemary Harris) was trying to school Grace Fraser (Kidman) not in forensic science but in grammar. Drama!

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Some context is in order: Janet is married to Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant), who’s on trial over Elena’s murder. Jonathan says he didn’t kill Elena, though he admits he did have an affair with her and is the father of her second child.

In

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Google under review for possible British competition enquiry

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s competition regulator said on Monday it was assessing whether a complaint about Google related to digital advertising warranted a formal competition law investigation.

FILE PHOTO: The Google name is displayed outside the company’s office in London, Britain November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo

The complaint from Marketers for an Open Web (MOW), a coalition of technology and publishing companies, said it wanted the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to delay the launch of Google’s Privacy Sandbox technology.

MOW said the technology would remove features such as login and advertising from the open web and put them under Google’s control.

“We take the matters raised in the complaint very seriously, and will assess them carefully with a view to deciding whether to open a formal investigation under the Competition Act,” the CMA said.

“If the urgency of the concerns requires us to intervene swiftly, we will also

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British companies risk billions in new costs if EU blocks data sharing deal

British companies risk being hit with £1.6bn in new costs if Brexit negotiators fail to strike a deal over data standards, researchers have warned.

A report from the New Economics Foundation and UCL European Institute released today said that British companies were facing steep new legal fees if the EU decided that post-Brexit UK data standards were not adequate and halted data flows between the two regions. 

Organisations including banks, technology companies and insurance firms currently transfer data, such as personal information or financial details, between the EU and UK so that they can process it. 

After the Brexit transition period comes to an end, the UK will no longer be included under the EU data protection regime, and will require a separate “data adequacy agreement” to allow information to continue to pass to and from the bloc.

If such a deal is not agreed, companies could be forced to

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Sir Kenny Dalglish MBE Appointed Global Sporting Ambassador to British Cyber Technology Company

SIR KENNY DALGLISH MBE APPOINTED GLOBAL SPORTING AMBASSADOR TO BRITISH CYBER TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

SIR KENNY DALGLISH MBE APPOINTED GLOBAL SPORTING AMBASSADOR TO BRITISH CYBER TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
SIR KENNY DALGLISH MBE APPOINTED GLOBAL SPORTING AMBASSADOR TO BRITISH CYBER TECHNOLOGY COMPANY
SIR KENNY DALGLISH MBE APPOINTED GLOBAL SPORTING AMBASSADOR TO BRITISH CYBER TECHNOLOGY COMPANY

The secure VCode® digital technology is behind V-Health Passport™ as part of the FANS ARE BACK™ pilot

The secure VCode® digital technology is behind V-Health Passport™ as part of the FANS ARE BACK™ pilot
The secure VCode® digital technology is behind V-Health Passport™ as part of the FANS ARE BACK™ pilot
The secure VCode® digital technology is behind V-Health Passport™ as part of the FANS ARE BACK™ pilot

SIR KENNY DALGLISH MBE with tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis, developer of the V-Health Passport™

SIR KENNY DALGLISH MBE with tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis, developer of the V-Health Passport™
SIR KENNY DALGLISH MBE with tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis, developer of the V-Health Passport™
SIR KENNY DALGLISH MBE with tech entrepreneur Louis-James Davis, developer of the V-Health Passport™

    V-Health Passport

Test Agnostic & Secure Digital COVID Health Passport
to Get Sports Fans Back Into Stadiums 

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Belmont Receives 3DIP Survey Results on A-J Lode Gold Project, Greenwood Mining Camp, Southern British Columbia.

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / November 12, 2020 / Belmont Resources Ltd. (TSXV:BEA)(FRA:L3L2) is pleased to report that it has received results from SJ Geophysic’s 3DIP survey on the Athelstan-Jackpot (A-J) gold project in the prolific Greenwood mining district of southern British Columbia.

The 3DIP data is currently being reviewed by Belmont’s consulting geophysicist Sergio Espenoza, PhD. along with consulting geologist Linda Caron, M.Sc., P.Eng.

The IP results are being correlated with detailed geological mapping on the property and the recently completed drone magnetic survey and will identify and prioritize drill targets. Belmont is currently awaiting approval of a 5 year work program permit application which will enable it to proceed with drilling scheduled for year-end or early 2021.

3DIP results are expected to be announced early next week.

The 3DIP survey covered primarily two mineralized gold zones.

East-West A-J Mineralized Gold Trend

A-J IP Survey Grid over Geology

This

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Evidence of Neolithic Construction Boom Found at British ‘Mega-Henge’ | Smart News

Thousands of years ago, Neolithic humans in southern Britain constructed some of the most enduring evidence of early civilizations: enormous megaliths, including Stonehenge, used by generations of prehistoric peoples as sites for burials and rituals.

Some historians have argued that Neolithic workers built these henges over the course of centuries. But new research published in Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society suggests that ancient builders actually constructed one such structure—the Mount Pleasant henge just outside of Dorchester, England—in a much speedier timeframe of between 35 and 125 years.

Researchers proposed the revised timeline after radiocarbon dating artifacts recovered from the Mount Pleasant site. Though the items tested were excavated more than 50 years ago, they had not been analyzed with modern dating techniques until now, according to a statement from Wales’ Cardiff University.

As Steven Morris writes for the Guardian, the Mount Pleasant complex originally consisted of a timber-and-stone monument;

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British Startup Helps Radio France Get Its Presenters Broadcasting From Home

From time to time, I like to post news from the world of broadcasting. The industry has had to undergo some dramatic changes since Covid-19 reared its troublesome head. Having on-air talent in radio and TV studios became problematic and so many broadcasters have had to look at ways of getting their talent on-air remotely.

One small British startup has been swept off its feet by the need for simple and reliable remote broadcasting solutions. In:Quality was set up in 2013 by Kevin Leach, a former sound engineer and producer at the BBC. Leach developed ipDTL, a real-time communication platform thst’s now used by broadcasters around the world to replace the old ISDN service that’s now being phased out by telcos.

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British cybersecurity firm Darktrace targets $5bn London IPO

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Darktrace uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to spot cyber threats for businesses. Photo: Grabowsky/Photothek via Getty Images

Cybersecurity company Darktrace is targeting a $5bn (£3.8bn) valuation as it lines up banks for an initial public offering in London, it has been revealed.

The British firm, which was established in 2013, is in talks with investment lenders, including UBS and Berenberg, to work on a stock market float next year, Sky News first reported.

City sources told the broadcaster that the appointment of the investment banks, as part of a syndicate of advisers, is likely to be finalised in the coming days.

The company uses artificial intelligence (AI) technology to spot cyber threats for businesses. Some of its clients include BT Group (BT-A.L), William Hill (WMH.L) and online shopping giant Ocado (OCDO.L). Its investors also include KKR & Co, Vitruvian Partners and Summit Partners.

Earlier this year Wall Street bank Goldman

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Metal pollution in British waters may be threatening scallops, study reveals — ScienceDaily

Metal pollution from historic mining appears to be weakening scallop shells and threatening marine ecosystems in an area off the coast of the Isle of Man, a major new study suggests.

The research, led by an interdisciplinary team at the University of York, suggests that the contamination of seabed sediments with zinc, lead and copper from the mining of these metals, which peaked on the island in the late 19th century, is causing the shells of king scallops to become significantly more brittle.

The thinning and weakening of shells threatens the species by leaving them more exposed to the crushing claws of crabs and lobsters, and, in turn, threatens the marine ecosystem because of the important functions, such as water filtration, that molluscs like scallops carry out.

Given that metal contamination is common in many coastal areas around the world, the researchers are concerned that other species of marine mollusc

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