NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team: Putrajaya ePrix Report

The action-packed second race of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship took place today on the streets of Putrajaya, Malaysia. NEXTEV TCR Formula E Team’s Nelson Piquet Jr finished in eighth, whilst Oliver Turvey unfortunately retired from the race and could not benefit from polling third in the FanBoost, entitling him him to a boost. Nelson won the FanBoost vote, so received an extra boost of power in the second half of the race.

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GE Keeping Rail Operation On The Right Track For Reliable And Efficient Power Supply

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GE is chosen to provide the Static Frequency Converter (SFC) solution for two of DB Energie GmbH’s converter stations, Bützow and Schwerin
Maximized system reliability, reduced failure time and maintenance over the entire system lifecycle makes GE a perfect partner for this project
GE enables rail operators to connect different power grids and optimize rail system operations


Berlin, November 5, 2015 – GE (NYSE: GE) and Deutsche Bahn Energie GmbH (DB Energie) announce they are partnering to optimize Deutsche Bahn’s rail network’s power supply. Working with DB Energie, GE Energy Management will bring the technology and expertise that will couple energy fed from utility grid to the rail grid ensuring a more efficient and constant power supply. The solution ensures efficient power conversion and high power quality, optimizing rail system operations.

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Welsh drivers give driverless cars the red light


A recent national survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of leading claims portal revealed that 77% of adults in Wales said they would be uncomfortable being a passenger in a driverless car, the highest percentage out of all the regions surveyed in the GB-wide research. The research summary can be exclusively viewed here:

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Panasonic hosts forum on the connected digital future


Panasonic has hosted the first European Heritage Forum on the connected digital future at the Tower of London.

The forum, on Monday 12 October 2015, presented the museum and heritage sector with the chance to discuss the future of internet and social media, and how to develop solutions that incorporate these in to exhibition spaces.

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Pure and Sound Digital announce strategic partnership


London, UK, 3rd November 2015: Pure announces a major on-air campaign and partnership with Sound Digital – the consortium led by Arqiva, Bauer Media and UTV Media which is set to deliver the UK’s biggest ever expansion in national radio stations. Sound Digital, which has been awarded the licence to operate the UK’s second national commercial digital radio multiplex, is set to deliver a step change in choice for listeners with at least 15 national digital radio services commencing in early 2016.

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US software valuations are touching the cloud. Are they justified?


By Scott Ingham, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Despite recent stock market volatility, year-to-date performance in the US software sector continues to be strong versus the broader market. The S&P 500 Index has returned 2.7% compared to 15.4% for the S& 500 Software and Services Index. Valuations are inevitably stretched. The Software and Service’s Index’s Price/Book is 5.2x and the Price/Sales is 4. 7x. This contrasts to 2. 8x and 1 .8x, respectively, for the S& 500 Index. Investors appear happy to pay for growth in what can be best described as a low growth environment. But are these high valuations justified?

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How Much of Your Browsing History Will Spooks Be Able to See?


The chilling aspect of this new legislation is not that security services will be able to access virtually everything in email and Internet browsing, but that it will be under political control. Organizations like CESG do not trap and read vast amounts of electronic communication just because its there. They employ search systems that extract for reading material that contains keywords and phrases. They really don’t want to know that someone is viewing legal porn channels, or sending emails to friends and families because it takes time they need to spend on threats to the State and the citizens. The days are gone when some poor spook had to waste time reading an email to a plumber because it contained the word ‘tank’. Search systems become more effective every month and reduce the amount of information that has to be read by humans. Unfortunately that does not apply to the political ruling elite who want to be able to use information against individual citizens for cheap political advantage and are entirely happy smearing those citizens and ruining their lives. Ed

How Much of Your Browsing History Will Spooks Be Able to See?
by reevoguido

Readers shouldn’t buy the spin of a Theresa May climbdown on the Snoopers’ Charter over the weekend. The Investigatory Powers Bill still leaves significant scope for snooping. The list of what spooks will still be able to do is chilling…

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