Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Announce All-Inclusive Mexican Destination Event

first_imgOn the heels of CID Entertainment being acquired by PrimeSport, the elite travel and VIP company has announced another all-inclusive event at the Barceló Maya resort in Rivera Maya, Mexico. Adding to the already-existing roster of Phish, LCD Soundsystem, Luke Bryan, and Mad Decent destination festivals at the Barceló, this newly-announced four-night event will feature Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds.The beloved acoustic duo will perform three sets throughout the event, which will take place February 23-25, 2017. Dave Matthews Band recently capped off their 25th anniversary tour and announced that they would be taking at least one year off the road, so this announcement must come as a welcome surprise for all DMB fans.More details about the newly-announced event can be found here.last_img read more

EMC Earns Top Marks On Patent Power 2015 Scorecards

first_imgRanks #1 for Combined Computer Categories; Ranks In World’s Top 5 Across All Industries Alongside Google (#1), Apple (#2) and Facebook (#3)Most people believe that Steve Jobs will be remembered as one of the world’s greatest innovators. Jobs is known for purportedly saying that, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” Having spent the majority of my career around innovation and intellectual property, I agree.In my role at EMC, I follow the world of patents closely; and it is a great honor for me to announce that IEEE’s Patent Power 2015 Scorecards has recognized EMC’s patent portfolio as being one of the very best. IEEE’s Patent Power 2015 Scorecards, their annual roundup of who has the most valuable patent portfolios, was posted on November 30, 2015. IEEE derives their Pipeline Power score by benchmarking the patent portfolios of more than 6,000 leading commercial enterprises, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies worldwide. They take the size of an organization’s patent portfolio, as measured by the number of U.S. patents it has been granted in the most recent full year, and weight it based on a number of other metrics that reflect the growth, impact, originality, and generality of the organization’s patent portfolio.For Computer Software, Computer Systems and Computer Peripherals & Storage categories combined, EMC is ranked #1 – ahead of HP, IBM, Microsoft and Oracle.When viewed across all industries and all geographies, EMC stands in rare air as well with the global elite. EMC ranked #5 overall – in good company alongside Google (#1), Apple (#2) and Facebook (#3).My hat is off to EMC’s engineers who continue to innovate in extraordinary ways and our patent attorneys who continue to obtain high-quality patents at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) and in patent offices worldwide. Looking at the numbers, EMC has approximately 5,900 patents issued by the USPTO, of which EMC Information Infrastructure owns approximately 5,000. EMC has approximately 4,500 U.S. patent applications pending as well. These numbers are a reflection of the great team effort.This gives EMC an incredible competitive advantage in the ability to develop and deliver consistently the best technologies to our customers to help them with their digital transformations and journeys to the hybrid cloud.What might be overlooked in all this achievement is worthy of a closing mention. EMC’s reputation for attracting the best and brightest talent in a highly competitive market has a direct lineage to a relentless, company-wide focus on and investment in innovation. These IEEE Scorecard rankings are further proof that EMC’s innovation engine is robust and thriving.last_img read more

Adani Cancels $1.5 Billion Contract on Australian Mine Project

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Financial Times:Adani Group has cancelled a A$2bn (US$1.5bn) contract with a mining services company for work on its proposed Carmichael coal mine in Australia due to its failure to raise funds for the controversial project.The cancellation of the contract with Downer, an Australian company, on Monday is the latest challenge to hit the Indian conglomerate’s project, which has become a focal point for protesters over the role played by coal in causing climate change.It also follows a decision last week by the Queensland state government to veto a A$900m low-cost loan to Adani and the failure of Chinese investors to back the Carmichael mine.Adani said it remained committed to the A$16.5bn Carmichael project but planned to develop and run the mine on an owner-operator basis to achieve the “lowest quartile cost of production”.The Carmichael project has become a symbol of the global battle between environmentalists and the fossil fuel industry, attracting a series of legal challenges that have caused lengthy delays. The proposed mine sits in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, one of the world’s largest untapped coal resources.Adani’s board gave final approval for the mine in June. But raising money for the venture has so far proved an insurmountable challenge due to the decline in global coal markets and a vocal protest movement led by international environmental groups such as 350.org and Greenpeace.The project has become a litmus test on the future of coal, amid growing investor fears about whether increasingly onerous regulations on the emissions will create stranded assets.On Monday the world’s biggest coal terminal, Port of Newcastle, warned it needed to diversify and prepare for a future without coal.“It looks like another wheel has fallen off the Adani project,” said Tim Buckley, a director at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, an opponent of the Adani project. “With all of the Chinese banks ruling out involvement in the Carmichael proposal, deal funding has fallen over.”More: Adani cancels A$2bn Australia coal mine contract amid cash crunch Adani Cancels $1.5 Billion Contract on Australian Mine Projectlast_img read more