Dave Sumner Smith

8,462 Flips | 11 Magazines | 1,026 Likes | 13,882 Followers | @davesumnersmith | Vertical Network specialist & Chairman of Metzano - operator of the Metzano HR Vertical Network plus many HR-related LinkedIn groups including Linked:HR with almost one million members

Tencent-Backed Chinese EV Maker Seeks $1.8 Billion U.S. IPO

NIO Inc., the electric-car maker backed by technology giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., filed for a $1.8 billion initial public offering as it gears up to …

Electric Vehicles

Florida gunman who killed man in parking row charged

<b>A white man who shot and killed an unarmed black man over a parking dispute in Florida has now been charged with manslaughter, prosecutors say.</b><p>Michael Drejka, 47, shot Markeis McGlockton after a fight broke out over a disabled parking space on 19 July.<p>He was not immediately arrested due to the …

Florida

Harry Uzoka: Chilling moment killer cleans knife on his jeans after brutal murder of male model

Chilling CCTV footage shows the moment a callous killer wipes a knife on his jeans moments after stabbing male model rival Harry Uzoka to death in a …

Crime

Utah man crashes plane into his own house after assaulting wife, police say

PAYSON, Utah — A Utah man flew a small plane into his own house early Monday just hours after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife in a nearby canyon where the couple went to talk over their problems, authorities said.<p>The pilot, Duane Youd, died. His wife and a child who were in the home …

Domestic Violence

States urged to sell surplus wind energy

Wind energy generators have urged State Electricity Boards to arrange to sell surplus energy generated through power exchanges and not to back down …

Renewable Energy

Peugeot eF01 Electric Bike Goes 25 Miles, Folds Up For Travel

The eF01 from Peugeot will fit in the back of its 5008 SUV and even get charged up.We were all very excited when the new Peugeot 5008 was launched …

Electric Bikes

Knife-wielding robber targeting women travelling alone in London, police warn

A knife-wielding robber is targeting women travelling on their own in London, police have warned.<p>The suspect is known to have approached victims at …

Crime

Gun battle on streets of Birmingham car chase captured on CCTV showing passenger shooting at moving car

CCTV footage has captured the moment two gunmen took pot-shots at each other from moving cars during a high-speed chase.<p>D’anglo Smith, 21, was behind …

If you don’t trust your employees to work remotely, you shouldn’t have hired them in the first place

Building software for startups is a huge challenge. Not because writing the software itself is that hard, but most startups have managed to create the least optimal places to do work. In my 10+ years of experience as a software engineer at startups, I cannot trust employers to provide me with an …

Employment

Solar powered car that charges as you drive | Reuters.com

A German start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test the final development of the charging system of its Sion car, an all-electric vehicle with solar panels to top up the battery as you drive. Stuart McDill reports.<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>A German start-up …

Solar Panels

Child rapist apologises before he ‘coughs, turns purple and dies’ as he is executed

A man who raped and killed a seven-year-old girl he was meant to be babysitting said sorry before he took his last breath.<p>Billy Ray Irick, 59, said …

World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented …

Engines

Man shot stranger dead after they started arguing about Donald Trump on Facebook

<b>A man shot a stranger after the pair got into a heated political argument on Facebook.</b><p>Alex Stephens was shot outside his home in Tampa, Florida, by …

Donald Trump

2 pit bulls kill 66-year-old woman walking in North Carolina

A 66-year-old woman was found dead after being attacked by pit bulls when she went out for a walk in North Carolina.<p>The woman had gone out for a walk …

North Carolina

So Apple IS planning to build a driverless car? Silicon valley titan poaches Elon Musk's former chief Tesla engineer

Apple appears to be ploughing ahead with plans to build a driverless car.<p>The Silicon Valley titan has poached Elon Musk's former chief engineer to …

Silicon Valley

Dramatic CCTV captures shooting in east London street... as furious neighbours claim police 'aren't doing anything'

Residents have hit out at the “out of control” levels of gun violence in Walthamstow, urging police to step up action to keep them safe.<p>It comes as …

East London

Muslim convert admits plotting to kill 100 in Isil terror attack outside Oxford Street Disney Store

A Muslim convert radicalised by Anjem Choudary plotted to kill 100 people in a terror attack outside the Disney store on Oxford Street.<p>Lewis Ludlow, 26, who swore allegiance to Islamic State, also plotted to target tourist attractions such as Madame Tussauds and St Paul’s Cathedral by ramming a van …

Extremism

IBM-Maersk blockchain alliance cuts oceanic shipping times by 40%

Did you just get a TV from Tokyo or flowers from France? Blockchain, that potentially disruptive but much-derided technology, might have helped deliver the goods.<p>A blockchain-based IBM partnership with global shipping colossus Maersk has now expanded to include 94 partners, Big Blue said Thursday. …

Blockchain

What Do HR Professionals Really Do? Eight Experts Dispel Common Myths

Human resources is often met with a one-dimensional perception. After all, many people’s interactions with HR come down to a small handful of common interactions. It’s difficult to understand what really goes on without witnessing it every day.<p>We asked members of the Forbes Human Resources Council …

Human Resources

How to manage remote employees

Making remote work an option is an investment that can pay off for employers and employees alike. Companies that embrace telecommuters can recruit the best talent without geographic constraints. Employees who have the opportunity to work from home or another remote location are, according to …

Project Management

German couple who sold son to paedophiles on darknet jailed

A German woman has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in prison for selling her young son on the darknet to abusers, in a case that has horrified the country and raised questions about its child protection services.<p>The 48-year-old woman and her partner, 39, a convicted paedophile, were convicted …

Sociology

These Massive Renewable Energy Projects Are Powering Chilean Mines

Minerals are so abundant in Chile’s northern Atacama Desert, you can get copper just by kicking the mountain—or so says one of the miners’ favorite …

Renewable Energy

Police officer jailed for raping a baby after he was caught by his colleagues

A vile police officer was jailed for 16 years for raping a baby - after being caught by his own colleagues.<p>PC Dean Roberts, 48, filmed himself …

Crime

German start-up trials solar car that can charge as you drive

(The Aug. 7 story corrects to show Sion cannot be charged from other electric cars, removes reference to production taking place at German plants and corrects number of orders to over 6,500)<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - A Munich-based start-up has taken advantage of the strong Bavarian sun this summer to test …

Electric Vehicles

At least 40 shot and four killed in a night of Chicago gun violence

(Reuters) - At least 40 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend during the seven hours from midnight Saturday to early Sunday morning, with four fatalities, city police said on Sunday, a stark violent streak in a city where authorities say gun violence has been decreasing this year.<p>"These were …

Guns

Power Worth Less Than Zero Spreads as Green Energy Floods the Grid

Bright and breezy days are becoming a deeper nightmare for utilities struggling to earn a return on traditional power plants.<p>With wind and solar …

Renewable Energy

Chicago violence toll: 34 people shot, 5 killed

Violence again brought tragedy and chaos to the streets of Chicago this weekend as 34 people were shot and five killed from Saturday to Sunday mornings, police said.<p>Police Patrol Chief Fred Waller, addressing the violence in a news conference Sunday, said the shootings reflect "the devastating …

Law Enforcement

Centrica drives deal with a 'multi-million-pound investment' in electric vehicle charging in the pipeline

British Gas owner Centrica is to make its first major investment in the burgeoning sector of electric vehicle charging.<p>The FTSE 100 group, which is …

11 emaciated children are rescued from a filthy and heavily armed compound

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 11 children were so famished, the sheriff said, they "looked like third-world country refugees."<p>But they weren't found in an underdeveloped country. They were discovered in a remote New Mexico compound where an underground trailer kept them hidden from the outside world.<p>"The only food …

Personal Hygiene

A new study shows how managers can double employee satisfaction

Meditation retreats and free trail mix are nice, but what employees <i>really</i> want is less trendy, and less materialistic, than that.<p>According to a new survey from the American Psychological Association, the top determinant of employee satisfaction and trust in their employer is the timeless concept of …

Research