‘Digital Twin’ Technolo...

The reason why Electronic Arts' award-winning and best-selling simulation videogame "The Sims" became famous is its algorithm is quite near the human ...

Despite Brexit, The United Kingdom ...

As the UK's economy proves wrong all expectations regarding the Brexit, a UK thinktank believes it could become the fastest-growing developing nation ...

Social Care Funding Should Be Revie...

Commons committees are urging Prime Minister Theresa May to immediately discuss and review social care expenses -- currently rising and lacking a "sus...

US Called To Stop Taiwan President ...

Following a controversial call by US President-Elect Donald Trump to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Beijing calls on the White House to block the pass...

‘Digital Twin’ Technology: What It’s All About

The reason why Electronic Arts’ award-winning and best-selling simulation videogame “The Sims” became famous is its algorithm is quite near the human imitation of interaction. When one accomplishes a task in the game — or fails it otherwise — it introduces one to the concept of “what if this happened in real life?”

The idea of a “Digital Twin” for business is exactly the same: by using a digital environment to imitate existing real-world business, corporate or industrial systems, business owners and appointed staff could see how the model works — and if something goes wrong through given parameters. This is why it is currently a billion-dollar business worldwide.

According to Forbes, business owners using virtual model technologies for their businesses learn new lessons and apply these lessons to the real world. It was NASA who first tried to use “Digital Twin” systems, namely for designing new spacecraft and space environments using existing physics parameters to re-create an environment that is conventionally impossible to access.

Forbes sees “Digital Twin” technologies as “powerful masterminds” that could “drive innovation and performance.” It is not exactly a crystal ball — “Digital Twin” technologies create a springboard to expect future critical problems — information that would be useful for technicians and developers who need to see the possible results of their products and unintended side effects.

Despite Brexit, The United Kingdom Could Be The World’s Fastest-Growing Economy

As the UK’s economy proves wrong all expectations regarding the Brexit, a UK thinktank believes it could become the fastest-growing developing nation the world over. However, the thinktank believes this possibility to be true only if it can get its trade deals right with the EU single market.

According to PricewaterCoopers, the UK will suffer immensely after its initial leave from the EU and could limit its growth in different industries. However, the Brexit awarded a “flexible economy” to the United Kingdom given the job vacancies the working age population could fill, further decreasing its unemployment rate.
The PwC said in a statement that the UK’s performance would depend heavily in its dealings with the EU after the invocation of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The UK could become economically better if it would consider deals with “talented workers” from different parts of the world.
PwC estimates the UK’s growth to reach 1.9% from its current amount up to 2050, making it one of the strongest economies of the G7 compared to the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and even Japan. France’s weak economic performance partly due to its poor tourism economy could leave it out of the top 10 strongest economies in the world. Currently, it is at the 10th place

Social Care Funding Should Be Reviewed Immediately, Says MPs

Commons committees are urging Prime Minister Theresa May to immediately discuss and review social care expenses — currently rising and lacking a “sustainable way” to be funded from public coffers. According to the MPs, the “political consensus” must be found immediately to reflect in the next spending meeting.

Adult social care is estimated to gain £900m more in funding in the next two years and can grow higher to £2.6bn in deficit in 2020 if not resolved at an earlier time. The Local Government Association said the causes are retirees, inflation and the National Living Wage rise costs. According to Commons committee leaders, the only way is a cross-party consensus across the board.

According to the Commons Health Committee, the social care system is being strained and is “at breaking point.” According to Dr Sarah Wollaston, separating health and social care has made things difficult due to more barriers and inefficiencies. Dr Wollaston said a new political consensus is needed “to take this forward.”

UK elderly have gone without help or are paying for their own services in nursing homes. Councils — due to lower funding — could not provide funding except for those who prove they could not support themselves entirely. Anyone who receives pensions less than £23,250 could gain council support.

Councils said raising council taxes and subsidising housing scheme payments could help fill the £900 gap that continues to widen.

US Called To Stop Taiwan President From Travelling Into The United States

Following a controversial call by US President-Elect Donald Trump to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Beijing calls on the White House to block the passage of the Taiwan President into the United States. Trump’s call to Tsai was a breach of protocol creating more tension between the US and China.

China views Taiwan as part of its province and Tsa’s authority is only a figure to China. Beijing hopes that the United States would permit their request and block the entrance of Tsai to prevent sending “wrong signals” to “Taiwan Independence Forces.” The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Tsai’s true aim was “self-evident” given her affiliation with the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan.

US President-Elect Donald Trump conversed with Taiwan’s President for 10 minutes, breaking protocol and infuriating China. According to sources, former Republican Presidential Nominee Bob Dole had six months in planning to establish the long-range high-level contact.

Donald Trump in a statement said advisers have briefed him about protocol and said it would displease China to which he said “screw ’em” if they disagree with his idea. Democracy — a watchdog organisation in the United States — said Donald Trump’s actions are “very strange.” He said that by allowing Taiwan Lobbyist Bob Dole to arrange the meeting, Trump’s foreign policy has questionable integrity as Dole factors in Taiwan’s interests above the United States.”

Who Is Liable During A Third-Party Negligence-Caused Work Injury?

An accident leading to sustained minimal to crucial injuries in workplace where an employee performs his or her work is the definition of a work accident injury. Any type of injury that happens inside the workplace is a work accident injury.

Any negligence or irresponsibility an employer commits resulting to an employee’s injuries is considered an accident at work injury as well.

A third party who injures an employee outside of his workplace due to an accident or negligence through no fault on the employee’s behalf is still considered a workplace injury except the employer and the third party must discuss the details of the accident.

Whichever the outcome, the two parties — or one of the two parties — must guarantee the employee proper compensation and benefits for their injuries and other possible consequences.

The two parties can launch separate investigations against each other but the likely culprit is the third party. Employers have a responsibility to discuss the issue with the third party as the employer may choose to first take care of their employee and then claim against the third party to claim compensation for the company through the employee’s recompense.

Claims management specialists at http://www.accidentatworkclaims.co typically discuss cases like this between organisations specifically when the fault of the accident the parties cannot determine easily with the provided data.

If you have a similar scenario, you may wish to consult with a claims specialist when you can.

PM Urges Investors Not To Panic Over Latest Pound Surge

UK Prime Minister Theresa May said the volatility of the Pound Sterling that had plunged it to a 31-year low should not be a cause for investor alarm.

She said: “Currencies of course go up and down. If you stand back and look at the fundamentals of our economy, which are strong, if you look at the other economic data that has been around in recent weeks, if you look indeed at the most recent forecasts now coming out for growth in our economy this year, all of that is more positive than people had expected it to be and predicted it to be.”

She added: “The IMF themselves have upgraded their forecast for growth in the UK economy for this year. They’ve said that the response to the Brexit vote was more orderly than people had expected it to be.

“Yes, the IMF and others have said that they are forecasting a slowdown in the economy next year. What the Government needs to do is to ensure that we are taking the right approach and that in terms of the process of Brexit, we are making that as smooth as possible.”

Today, the pound sterling had fallen to $1.277 reflecting concerns in the market and the outcome of Britain’s economic future.

Prospects for UK economic growth had fallen after the IMF downgraded the UK GDP forecast for 2017 by only 1.1%. However, it raised its outlook for the UK this year by 1.8% in growth.

UK Brexit Should Not Water Down Environment Laws

According to Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Chairman Lord Krebs, the United Kingdom Post-Brexit government should not ‘water-down’ climate laws.

He said:

“It will be absolutely crucial that governments in the UK replace European legislation and don’t see this as an opportunity to say we can now have dirtier vehicles or less efficient household appliances.”

Many climate legal experts agree that EU regulation played a huge role to enforce in the UK certain industrial pollution and air quality standard rules that would help it avoid destruction and prolong biodiversity and marine conservation.

Based on his commissioned studies, reports from his researchers confirmed that Scotland’s vulnerability to global warming did not decrease. He seriously doubted the need for the Scottish government to review its Scottish climate change adaptation programme.

In a detailed climate change risk assessment for the UK released in July, the CCC said Scotland was already experiencing the first signs of climatic change, and faced huge risks if manmade warming continued, particularly to infrastructure, farming and housing.

It said annual rainfall had increased 13% since the early 20th century, while sea levels at Aberdeen had increased by about 15cm in the last century. Maximum temperatures had already increased by 1C, cutting average snow cover in the central Highlands.

Under a high-impact scenario, it said, summer temperatures in Edinburgh could rise by 4.4C by 2060, and five-day rainfall levels increase in the city by nearly 25% to 78.4mm.

The CCC’s analysis of the Scottish climate change adaptation programme, published on Tuesday, found that 109 of its 148 policies and proposals for improving resilience had no timescale for delivery, even though ministers said they were “on track”. Another 11 had been revised or delayed, and there was no information on another eight. It said good progress on adapting key target areas was only being made in two out of 28 target areas: roads and railways, and in energy distribution.

SpaceX Rocket Will Impact Industry

According  to tech business analysts, the explosion of one of SpaceX’s idle rockets would send industry repercussions nationwide.

Last week’s rocket explosion in the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation in Florida taints the first endangerment record for the company.

The  Tesla CEO-run company faced another setback the previous year after its rocket carrying a NASA cargo fell apart in flight. The piling issues — according to experts — are becoming a huge issue for the future of the company.

SpaceX’s objective is to lower space travel costs and promises to speed up launch schedules for space travel.

SpaceX’s recent issues may also compromise deals in between. One is an Israeli satellite operator’s deal to sell the company to a Chinese company. While the two customers can wait as analysts anticipate, the deal may reach a point of doubt as SpaceX will need to speed up its clearing operations with Federal Investigators.

Other clients of SpaceX, including Iridium Communications, SES of Luxembourg, Echostar and KT Corporation in South Korea, may also have to wait.

SpaceX creates a total of $127.4bn yearly for satellite launch services according to a review by the Tauri Group.

If SpaceX fails to clear in time, clients may look for other launch providers.

Guatanamo Bay Release Marks Obama’s Final Achievement

US President Barack Obama’s initial promise of closing down the “expensive and unnecessary” prison in Guatanamo Bay is coming to fruition as he reduced the number of the population from 242 to 61 prisoners.

The US Congress has blocked the transfer of high-risk detainees to US Prisons and moved to ensure that those prisoners are released to other nations securely.

Republicans condemn the last 15 men released from the Guatanamo Bay as the most dangerous and should never have been returned to their countries.

According to journalists, the prisoners come from Yemen and Afghanistan and some from undisclosed nations. They said that the men were approved to transfer to a stable country that can provide security assurances.

For the Yemeni prisoners, the men will have to be stranded until countries with stable security assurances were willing to take them in.

According to analysts, the Obama administration is trying with difficulty to zero the list of the Guatanamo bay population before Obama leaves office. The plan of the administration, according to them, was to get them into different prisoners in their respective countries.

The program may continue or discontinue as the new administration moves in.

UK Border Force Has “Worryingly Low” Patrol Boats

The UK Border Force has a “worryingly low” number of patrol boats. According to ministers, the bolster to maritime security would need eight new patrol boats that would boost the existing five-vessel fleet.

According to previous reports, it became controversial that the Force only has about three cutter vessels patrolling the 7,000 miles of coastal borders.

According to ministers, the agency would be given a “key role to implement strengthened coastal security measures.” Ministers also said the agency would need access to a sufficient number of patrol boats.

Its report added: “Only four of the new vessels are currently deployed and the remaining four will not be available for more than a year.”

The committee also warned the Government could fail to resettle 20,000 Syrian refugees by 2020, saying there is “scant evidence” to suggest the target will be met by local authorities.

But David Simmonds, chairman of the Local Government Association’s Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group, hit back, and said: “This report is out of date.

“We are confident that there will be sufficient places that will support the Government’s pledge to resettle 20,000 people by 2020.

“The focus must now be on ensuring families are matched to the right placements and that they arrive safely and are well supported.”