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Jakarta, the fastest-sinking city in the world

<b>The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is home to 10 million people</b> <b>but it</b> <b>is also one of the fastest-sinking cities in the world. If this goes unchecked, parts of the megacity could be entirely submerged by 20</b><b>5</b><b>0, say researchers. Is it too late?</b><p>It sits on swampy land, the Java Sea lapping against it, and …

Asia

Indonesia earthquakes: Is it safe to travel and how will holidays be affected?

Two earthquakes in quick succession in eastern Indonesia have cost hundreds of lives on the island of Lombok and on neighbouring islands. Bali has …

Lombok

EXPLAINER-Indonesia bets big on biodiesel to limit costs of oil...

JAKARTA, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Indonesia plans to require all diesel fuel used in the country contain biodiesel starting next month to boost palm oil consumption, slash fuel imports, and narrow a yawning current account gap.<p>While the proposal has been welcomed by the palm oil industry and government, …

Environmentalism

M&S partners with Decoded to turn staff into data scientists

M&S has announced a partnership with Decoded to train its staff to become data scientists, in the latest of a string of tech-focused …

Digital Age

How To Get Data Analytics Professionals Who Understand Business

Many executives say they that they don’t trust their own analytics, but that doesn’t mean they don’t want analytics they can trust.<p>Why don’t executives trust analytics? Some reasons are good, like legitimate concerns about data quality shortcomings. Some aren’t so good, like desperately needing to …

Big Data

Google Simplifies Machine Learning With SQL

Google BigQuery is making it possible for data analysts to deploy machine learning (ML) models using only simple SQL statements, potentially reducing …

Machine Learning

Data-Driven Development - Reports - World Economic Forum

By having granular data that captures the experiences of poor communities, along with the analytical techniques needed to decipher that data, …

Big Data

Indonesia mine nationalisation shakes top copper producer | Financial Times

Indonesia’s nationalisation of a major copper and gold mine formerly run by US metals company Freeport-McMoRan is a win for Indonesian President Joko …

Asia

Big Oil Leaves Analysts Fuming About Being in the Dark on Refinery Outages

Darren Woods, Ben van Beurden and Mike Wirth, three of the world’s most powerful oil executives, forged their reputations by efficiently managing …

Oil

Debt Is the Easy Way for Aramco

<i>This post originally appeared in Money Stuff.</i><p>Saudi Arabian Oil Co. is a gigantic company that owns gigantic oil reserves and makes gigantic amounts of money every year by pumping and selling that oil. It is also a state-owned company whose fortunes are intertwined with Saudi Arabia’s ruling …

Aramco

5 Metrics That Amp Up Agile Team Productivity

Projects carry varying degrees of value to different stakeholders, based on their vested interests and the outcomes they hope to get out of it. From …

Project Management

4 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Exceptionally Well

What is it about these people that keep them in a perpetual state of optimism and positivity?<p>Everyone has that one friend or family member who appears to always be happy and in a good mood. Makes you sick, doesn't it? But seriously, what is it about these people that keep them in a perpetual state …

Self-help

Is Your Website User Friendly? A 25 Point Website Usability Checklist [Infographic]

How user-friendly is your business website? Could you make improvements to provide a better experience for your visitors?<p>Mango Media share their …

Infographics

Gartner predicts the data center is toast: They might be right

Gartner's prediction on the data center's death may not be aggressive enough, as data gravity helps accelerate the process.<p>Technology—especially …

Red Hat

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Universe

Shell and Conoco Don’t Deserve This Treatment

By Liam Denning | Bloomberg<p>You oil investors are one tough crowd. I mean, what do you want, really?<p>On Thursday morning in Europe, Royal Dutch Shell Plc finally came around and gave the masses what they had been shouting for: a $25 billion buyback program. The masses promptly dumped the stock. On …

Royal Dutch Shell

MARKET REPORT: Even its £19bn share buyback can't stop oil giant Shell sinking 3% as earnings disappoint

A chunky £19billion share buyback from Royal Dutch Shell was not enough to stop the oil giant’s shares sliding, as earnings disappointed.<p>Shell …

Oil & Gas Industry

5 Tech Advances Propel IoT

×<p><i>In the internet of things, it’s not uncommon for development projects to stall or fail because of technical challenges. Today, improvements in areas such as security and network performance could help companies better manage their investments.</i><p>Enterprises are investing big money in the internet of …

Internet of Things

Did a study of Indonesian people who spend most of their days under water violate ethical rules?

In April, a paper showing why Indonesia's Bajau people are such great divers drew worldwide attention as a striking example of recent human …

Genetics

Top 3 Reasons You Should Buy a Mid-Range Phone Over a Flagship in 2018

One of the most exciting shifts in the smartphone world over the last few years has been the increasing availability of great mid-range options. …

Mobile Technology

Machine learning will be the engine of global growth | Financial Times

The second quarter US gross domestic product growth due to be announced on Friday morning is to be the highest since it hit 5.2 per cent four years …

Machine Learning

How to Advance in Your Career When Your Boss Won’t Help

I recently moderated a panel at a conference and asked the group of successful executives to describe someone who has been instrumental in their careers. Two panelists eagerly jumped in with stories of bosses who had mentored, encouraged, and opened doors for them. Then, hesitantly at first, the …

Leadership

Greenfield Pros: BP, Eni And Shell Deemed 'Best-In-Class' Among Oil Majors

In the high risk, high reward world of oil and gas exploration, keeping project development costs down has always been a crucial matter for exploration and production companies.<p>The recent downturn, which at its height saw the oil price slump to sub-$30 per barrel levels during the first quarter of …

Oil & Gas Industry

Shell sinks 3.5% as Q2 earnings miss consensus, production slips

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A -3.5%) is sharply lower despite nearly tripling its Q2 net profit from a year earlier, as adjusted Q2 earnings came in below …

Royal Dutch Shell

Exxon isn't as mighty as it once was

ExxonMobil, the king of the American oil industry, is in a deep slump.<p>Profit has come crashing back to earth. Exxon's pumping less oil —- even as more nimble rivals capitalize on the shale revolution. And Exxon's (XOM) share price remains in the doldrums despite soaring oil prices.<p>"It's been a lost …

Oil & Gas Industry

Exxon Mobil To Report A Strong Quarter Backed By Higher Price Realization

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company, is set to report its June quarter financial performance on 27th July 2018. The market expects the company to post a solid performance driven by improved price realization for its upstream operations and higher margins …

Oil & Gas Industry

Python is becoming the world’s most popular coding language

“I CERTAINLY didn’t set out to create a language that was intended for mass consumption,” says Guido van Rossum, a Dutch computer scientist who …

Kim Kardashian

What is Terrarium TV? Here’s everything you need to know

If you’ve ever had the feeling you’re paying too much for TV, you’re far from alone. Whether its the constant price gauging, or the simple fact that …

Smart TV

With 10 Short Words, This Airline Passenger Taught an Incredible Lesson in Emotional Intelligence, as She Persuaded a Plane Full of People to Support Her

She did seven key things. And she persuaded the entire plane as a result.<p>This is a story about an airplane passenger, a viral video--and a lesson in emotional intelligence.<p>By now you may have seen the video (embedded at the bottom of this post). It has more than 3.5 million views on Facebook in …

Emotional Intelligence

Want Less-Biased Decisions? Use Algorithms.

A quiet revolution is taking place. In contrast to much of the press coverage of artificial intelligence, this revolution is not about the ascendance of a sentient android army. Rather, it is characterized by a steady increase in the automation of traditionally human-based decision processes …

Machine Learning