Biden’s Chance to Challenge China

When it comes to managing relations with China, a nation drawing on centuries of statecraft to inform its strategic designs, president-elect Joe Biden has no better asset than his own political maturity. After a bitter presidential campaign, the new Biden team will be tempted to jettison all of President Donald Trump’s foreign policies. That would be a mistake that Biden is unlikely to make as a longtime veteran of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and former vice president who saw his role partly as serving as a foreign affairs tutor to a young commander in chief in Barack Obama.

a group of people standing in front of a large crowd of people: People wearing face masks watch the flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square to mark the 71st Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China on October 1, 2020 in Beijing, China.

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People wearing face masks watch the flag-raising ceremony at Tiananmen Square to mark the 71st Anniversary of the Founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 2020 in Beijing, China.

If they don’t know it already, Biden’s top policymakers will quickly learn that the Chinese Communist

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Global data challenge winners investigating county-level COVID-19 impact of in-person college classes; social determinants of health

( NewMediaWire ) – December 03, 2020 – DALLAS – Researchers from University of Michigan and University of Alabama studying the impact of in-person college classes on community COVID-19 cases and the affect social determinants of health play in virus outbreaks and deaths won the top awards in the American Heart Association’s first ever COVID-19 data challenge. The challenge focused on understanding the relationships between COVID-19 and other risk factors, health conditions, health disparities and social determinants of health that may bring a higher burden of illness or mortality.

After rigorous peer review by a panel of 26 U.S.-based data science and public health experts, these teams have been selected as winners:

  • Grand Prize ($15,000): Brahmajee Nallamothu, M.D., and Ji Zhu, Ph.D., University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, led the project “Population-based Features and Their Association with Coronavirus Disease 2019 Infection in the United States.” The team analyzed national data
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‘KAUST Challenge’ seeks tech ideas for Hajj & Umrah

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) has launched a new campaign to catalyze research, innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia through new crowdsourcing initiatives that challenge local and international talents to identify ideas and solutions that advance the Kingdom’s national priorities and support Vision 2030. With the “KAUST Challenge,” the university is seeking to develop and support bold science, technology, and engineering initiatives that aim to transform the lives of Saudis and develop Saudi talents.

“We wish to draw on the participative power of crowdsourcing to solve problems faced in the Kingdom and the world with the KAUST Challenge,” said Najah Ashry, vice president for strategic national advancement at KAUST. “The speed, flexibility and scalability of crowdsourcing will bring us new science-based ideas and solutions that can be further developed through deep collaboration with players in the Kingdom’s research-development-innovation ecosystem.”

The focus of the inaugural

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How teachers rose to the challenge of making online learning engaging and fun

In the classroom, Yaritza Villalba used to transform history lessons into fun events like rap battles and speakeasies with root beer and students dressed as 1920s celebrities.

For remote teaching, the New York City high school teacher turned to Flipgrid, a video-sharing tool, to create a similar sense of interaction. She kicked off the year by cheerfully introducing herself in a video and asked students to share a video album of songs that expressed their feelings. She had parents share their skills for a virtual talent show and got videos of a mom singing and a dad playing piano. The lively visuals helped her build relationships in a way that emails and phone calls can’t match.

“I teach students who are teenage parents, who live in shelters, who struggle with neglect and have been incarcerated,” says Villalba of her small public school that helps students up to age 21 earn

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Samsung Invites Startups Changing The World For Good To Enter The 2021 Extreme Tech Challenge

The Extreme Tech Challenge (XTC) is the world’s largest startup competition for entrepreneurs addressing the globe’s most serious challenges. XTC is inspired by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and showcases innovators who are harnessing the power of technology to benefit humankind and make our planet a better place.

The competition provides game-changing startups with the opportunity to raise capital, network with global entities (corporations, VCs, partners), and gain the mentorship they need to pioneer technological breakthroughs and help power a sustainable future.

I caught up with Rajeev Rajan, Chief of Staff & Head of Marketing and Communications to the President & Chief Strategy Officer, Samsung Electronics, and Co-Managing Director of the Extreme Tech Challenge, to find out more.

Afdhel Aziz: Rajeev, welcome.Please tell us a little about what the Extreme Tech Challenge means to Samsung and how the company is involved in it?

Rajeev Rajan:

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Technology Provides the Solution to Remote Work’s Biggest Challenge

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, it threw a monkey wrench into the plans of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) already grappling with the concept of remote work. Some had been testing the waters; others were deeply immersed; but it’s become increasingly clear that all must now find ways to make remote work viable at scale. Technology is the key to getting there.

Among the challenges SMB leaders face are the nuts-and-bolts logistics of providing their employees with the equipment, IT support, and other resources they need and the increased security concerns that come with remote work. The more vexing problem is finding ways to replicate the important cultural elements of the office work environment so critical to maintaining engagement, productivity, and a positive company culture.

At the start of the pandemic, Everlaw, a cloud-native e-discovery firm, already had some of its team working remotely. Since the team was already using

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Global Notebook PC Camera Market 2020 Report Explores Key Regions, Company Profile, Opportunity and Challenge to 2026

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Nov 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Notebook PC Camera Market 2020 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2026 announced by provides an expert and in-depth analysis of key business trends and future market development prospects, key drivers and restraints, profiles of major market players, segmentation, and forecasting. The analytical review on the market presented in the report is a highly dependable ready-to-refer synopsis to produce novel perspectives about various concurrent and past events prevalent in the market. The report study shows the information on market trends and development, drivers, capacities, technologies, and the changing investment structure of the global Notebook PC Camera market. It examines both historical as well as current market conditions eying for forecast accuracy. Both new entrants as well as established market players willing to establish a strong

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Future of jobs: ‘the defining challenge of our times’ – Newspaper

The future of jobs is emerging as an inescapable, persisting issue in national and international discourse in a transforming world, triggered by the induction of latest technologies, spurred by the covid-19-related crisis, and preceded by a fragile recovery from the global recession.

A discourse on a report on the ‘Future of Jobs ’ that includes a chapter on Pakistan for the first time, prepared by the World Economic Forum (WEF), was organised on November 19 in Karachi.

It was attended by top corporate executives and the special advisor on human resource development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari.

Two days earlier an extraordinary comprehensive study on ‘The Work of the Future: Better Jobs in an Age of Intelligent Machines’ was released to the US news media by a distinguished group of researchers of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The report included field studies, market analysis and policy suggestions for changes in skills

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The Ultimate Challenge For Today’s CTOs

Shay Antebi is the Chief Technology Officer of Kryon Systems, a leader in robotic process automation (RPA) solutions for enterprises.

If you work in technology, you know it intricately. Inventing something new is always cool. Maybe it takes us back to our grade-school school days. That pride in being first and knowing that you created something amazing is intoxicating. But unlike grade school, in the technology industry, you also have to sell it. With so much focus on product development, there’s an inherent risk of falling too deeply in love with your own creation. Innovation is only part of the equation for success. 

You might think a chief technology officer (CTO) couldn’t be further from a salesperson. In a perfect world, technologists could innovate away without a care. But we live in the real world, and technology must meet real-world customer problems. To do that, CTOs

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Challenge accepted: Inventing a plausible far-flung future for ST: Discovery S3

Sonequa Martin-Green plays Michael Burnham in the third season of <em>Star Trek: Discovery</em>, which is set over 900 years in the future from the first two seasons.
Enlarge / Sonequa Martin-Green plays Michael Burnham in the third season of Star Trek: Discovery, which is set over 900 years in the future from the first two seasons.

Star Trek: Discovery started out as a prequel to the original series, set roughly 10 years before Captain Kirk and his crew took over the USS Enterprise and boldly went where no man had gone before. But we’re now in uncharted territory with ST: Disco S3, which rocketed the ship and her crew over 900 years into the future. That posed a considerable creative challenge to stay true to the ethos of the franchise while reimagining its future—a challenge facing not just the writers, but series prop master Mario Moreira and science consultant Erin MacDonald as well.

(Some spoilers for S2 and the first five episodes of S3 below.)

The series stars Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, an orphaned human

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