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The large-scale Saint Sofia development, initially announced in 2014, has been granted the status of priority investment project and will benefit from a number of state-guaranteed incentives for a three-year-project, the state-controlled Invest Bulgaria Agency told BIRN on Tuesday. This was made possible after the coalition government, led by Prime …
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Some metropolitan cities like Dallas or Austin are becoming “Smart Cities.” They use innovative technology in public areas. But one day, Midland might not only be known as the Tall City, but also, a “Smart City.” “We were discussing some outlooks on different technologies we can deploy in our city …
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In order to reshape the way public service is provided and managed,‎ the Federal Government on Tuesday, said its would partner Huawei to create smart cities in Nigeria. ‎Minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu, stated this in Abuja, at a Smart Cities two-day multi-stakeholders international summit, sponsored by Huawei, in collaboration …
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Wireless connectivity combined with continued advances in computing miniaturization, software operating systems and analytics have enabled direct machine to machine interaction. Small sensors and actuators working together now perform relatively simple tasks such as controlling thermostats, traffic signals or water service pressure. Connecting these machines has long been a goal …
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Serious imbalance of men and women working in the IT industry is a worldwide phenomenon. In the United States, for example, the proportion of women in the IT industry is 25 percent. It’s 16 percent in the United Kingdom, 30 percent in Singapore, and 17 percent in Hong Kong – …
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It will involve as many as 24 civic agencies to improve delivery of services Chennai will soon have an integrated command and control centre, covering 24 civic agencies such as Chennai Corporation, Metrowater, Meteorological Department and the Police. Speaking at a brainstorming session organised ahead of the commissioning of the …
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Way back in the 1980s, M.J. Akbar, then founding-editor of The Telegraph, said only half in jest that Indians might soon need a visa to travel to Bombay. Akbar is now Minister of State for External Affairs and Bombay is Mumbai. But the sentiment he expressed then still holds: Mumbai …
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The sight of garbage strewn all over the city and even near the dustbins remains disturbingly ubiquitous. Not only do residents in several parts of the city continue to suffer the misery of having to see such sights, but the apathy of the authorities, including the Municipal Corporation, can be …
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The federal government’s Smart Cities and Suburbs Program has received more than 170 applications, with particular interest from local governments. Under the program valued at $50 million, the government announced the first round of grants in March 2017, which supports councils, companies, research organisations and not-for-profit bodies to work collaboratively …
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A new database from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) documents whether American tap water sources has contaminants that are linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. EWG calls their database the most complete source on the quality of U.S. drinking water, using …