145 Years After Jules Verne Dreamed Up a Hydrogen Future, It Has Arrived

Verne wrote of a world where “water will one day be employed as fuel, that hydrogen and oxygen which constitute it, used singly or together, will furnish an inexhaustible source of heat and light, of an intensity of which coal is not capable”.

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Managing complex supply chains with automation and innovation

The world has drastically changed for discrete manufacturing, and only now are many organisations realising that they haven’t driven sufficient innovation in their supply chains to respond to these challenges. If asked “what do you feel is the biggest threat to manufacturing organisations in 2019?”, you might suggest any of the following: The increased need for product customisations More pressure than ever to get to market faster than the competition The logistics challenge of global supply chains It’s becoming very real for a lot of manufacturers, with rising prices for…

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No pot of gold as China mines Sierra Leone

No pot of gold as China mines Sierra Leone

When the Chinese gold miners came to Masumbiri, a town in northern Sierra Leone, everyone lined up for jobs. Teenagers lied about their age, and women and girls went to cook and clean at the miners’ camp, a gated compound on a nearby mountainside overlooking rice fields. Dayu, a private company that started working in Sierra Leone last year, is the latest in a line of Chinese firms drawn to the mineral-rich ground of the west African state’s Tonkolili district in search of gold. “The people were happy at first…

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Africa is ‘new frontier of economic growth’, Ramaphosa tells G7 leaders

President Cyril Ramaphosa has told world leaders that Africa is the “new frontier of economic growth and development”, as he seeks to boost inbound investment to kick-start SA’s sluggish GDP growth rate. Ramaphosa was speaking at the G7 and Africa Partnership taking place in Biarritz, France. SA was invited to attend the conference by President Emmanuel Macron of France. In an address Ramaphosa said that the adoption by 55 countries of the the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement was a “important milestone”. “This free trade area is now the…

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Santander Brazil Deploys New Strategies in Half the Time with Centralized Decision Engine from FICO

Brazil’s third largest private bank wins FICO® Decisions Award for Decision Management Innovation Highlights: Santander Brazil has reduced the time to deploy or change lending strategies and new analytic models by 50% using FICO® Decision Management Suite By using FICO Decision Management Streaming the bank has also been able to better leverage its data lake and Python code Santander Brazil won a 2018 FICO® Decisions Award for Decision Management Innovation March 14, 2019 — Santander Brazil can now deploy or change new lending strategies and new analytic models in half…

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