H&M And Adidas Join Industry Consortium Partners Delivering A Blueprint For Circular Fashion

Transforming the fashion industry from its linear ‘take, make, waste’ model to a circular one, where materials are perpetually recycled, is considered the ‘holy grail’ of sustainability.  With global apparel consumption projected to rise by 63% to 102 million tons in 2030, and an increase in clothing being sent to landfill accordingly (the Ellen MacArthur Foundation reports that $500 billion of value is lost every year due to clothing underutilisation and a lack of recycling), achieving circularity is becoming even more critical. It has remained elusive, however, with collaborative system-wide changes across the fashion supply chain required in order to ‘close the loop.’ The focus of fashion brands to date has been on somewhat isolated initiatives, including encouraging consumers to mend and wear their clothes for longer, clothing resale, rental and recycling.  Whilst consumer efforts

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Huawei sells Honor brand to consortium to keep budget smartphone unit

A woman shows a Huawei Honor smartphone on Nov. 10, 2020 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province of China.

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Huawei Technologies is selling its budget brand smartphone unit Honor to a consortium of over 30 agents and dealers in a bid to keep it alive, the company and the consortium said on Tuesday.

The deal comes after U.S. government sanctions have restricted supplies to the Chinese company on grounds the firm is a national security threat — which it denies.

The consortium issued a statement on Tuesday announcing the purchase, which will be made via a new company, Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology.

Huawei will not hold any shares in the new Honor company after the sale, the statement said.

In Huawei’s statement, the company said its consumer business has been under “tremendous pressure” due to the “persistent unavailability of technical

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Huawei selling Honor brand to agent-dealer consortium to keep smartphone unit alive

By David Kirton

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] is selling its budget brand smartphone unit Honor to a consortium of over 30 agents and dealers in a bid to keep it alive, the company and the consortium said on Tuesday.

The deal comes after U.S. government sanctions have restricted supplies to the Chinese company on grounds the firm is a national security threat – which it denies.

The consortium issued a statement on Tuesday announcing the purchase, which will be made via a new company, Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology.

Huawei will not hold any shares in the new Honor company after the sale, the statement said.

In Huawei’s statement, the company said its consumer business has been under “tremendous pressure” due to the “persistent unavailability of technical elements” for its phone business.

“This move has been made by Honor’s industry chain to ensure its own

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C Spire expands state university research and development consortium

JACKSON, Miss., Nov. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — C Spire is adding 15 community colleges to the Mississippi Optical Network (MissiON) just 26 months after completing a major technology upgrade of the state’s science and technology research and development arm – increasing capacity and expanding the size of the consortium.

“… C Spire is proud to provide innovative technology and the latest fiber optic infrastructure to help expand MissiON”

C Spire is doubling the size of the network by adding the 15 community colleges across the state from the Delta to the Gulf Coast and the Mississippi Community College Board, which will boost capacity, increase internet speeds and reduce overall costs for participating institutions in the higher education R&D program.

Addition of the community colleges to the consortium has boosted capacity, reduced costs and provided the schools with diverse, fully redundant connections to commodity internet services, state university

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Huawei said to divest Honor smartphone business for US$15 billion to Chinese consortium



Huawei Technologies’ budget smartphone brand Honor has generated revenue of more than US$10 billion in the past five years, according to the company. Photo: Reuters


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Huawei Technologies’ budget smartphone brand Honor has generated revenue of more than US$10 billion in the past five years, according to the company. Photo: Reuters

Huawei Technologies plans to divest its Honor budget smartphone business in a deal worth 100 billion yuan (US$15.1 billion) to a consortium led by information technology services firm Digital China Group, according to a Reuters report on Tuesday.

The all-cash sale will include almost all assets including brand, research and development capabilities, and supply chain management, according to the report, which cited people with knowledge of the matter.

Huawei had no comment on the reported divestment.

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Speculation about such a sale intensified last month when a report by TF International Securities analyst Kuo Ming-chi said sourcing smartphone components by an independent Honor “will no longer

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Huawei to sell Honor to Chinese consortium in $15 billion deal

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  • A new report suggests Huawei is set to offload Honor to a Chinese consortium for a ~$15.2 billion fee.
  • The consortium is said to consist of distributor Digital China and the Shenzhen government.
  • The sale will allegedly include most of Honor’s assets and workforce.

Huawei plans to offload its Honor smartphone division to a Chinese-based consortium, according to a new report by Reuters. Per the report, citing “people with knowledge of the matter,” a consortium led by distributor Digital China and the Shenzhen government plans to purchase the brand in a deal worth ~$15.2 billion.

That massive figure will reportedly include Honor’s research and development and distribution units. Notably, the report only mentions the brand’s smartphone division, so it’s unclear if the sale includes Honor’s other product programs, too.

Huawei without Honor: streamlining its business

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News of a potential sale first came to light in October with the likes

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NPS Intelligent Systems Consortium links field experts and research opportunities

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is widely recognized as a critical and decisive capability in future warfare and national defense. It is featured prominently as a technology that must be mastered by high-level strategic groups in DOD and by the National Security Commission on AI. It creates far-reaching possibilities for disruptive innovation. 

The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is the Navy and Marine Corps graduate school for science, math, engineering and technology (STEM). Because the challenge of using AI effectively in the military is multidisciplinary, NPS is a perfect environment for intelligent systems experts with military interests to congregate. Sixty NPS faculty, led by Distinguished Professor of Computer Science (CS) Dr. Peter Denning, recently formed the Consortium for Intelligent Systems Education and Research (CISER) to enable precisely that. CISER breaks down barriers to quick synthesis of innovative solutions and provides DOD-relevant answers to difficult strategic problems involving AI.

Through its support of online

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International consortium to launch tiny hyperspectral camera

SAN FRANCISCO – An international consortium plans to launch a hyperspectral camera built by South Africa’s Dragonfly Aerospace on a NanoAvionics rideshare mission scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2021.

The mission, called HyperActive, is designed to demonstrate the performance of Dragonfly’s miniature hyperspectral imager plus a high-gain X-band antenna and upgraded X-band downlink transmitter from CubeCom of South Africa. A secondary goal of the HyperActive mission is to gauge commercial market demand for hyperspectral data processed and distributed globally by Space JLTZ of Mexico.

Brent Abbott, NanoAvionics US CEO, told SpaceNew he was eager to fly Dragonfly’s half-kilogram Mantis imager once he learned of its unique features. Through software, Mantis can obtain imagery with various combinations of 148 spectral bands.

For the HyperActive mission, Mexican startup Space JLTZ Mexico will apply machine-learning algorithms to make the data more useful for daily observations, José Luis Terreros

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