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Easing of drug laws could halt execution of 5,000 prisoners

“The new limits are set to be applied retrospectively, potentially saving the lives of thousands on death row” writes Saeed Kamali Dehghan for theguardian.com. According to Amnesty, at least 88 people are on death row in Iran for committing crimes while being under the age of 18.Last year European countries funding Iran’s counter-narcotics programme threatened to cut off contributions if Iran continued to use the death penalty for drug traffickers.The lives of more than 5,000 prisoners on death row in Iran could be spared as a change in the law…

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The Clever Engineering Behind Intel’s Chipocalypse

“Google found three possible exploits that take advantage of speculative execution and they aren’t exclusive to Intel” reports vice.com. “During speculative execution, the processor is verifying these assumptions; if they are valid, then the execution continues.And part of what makes threading work so well and so invisibly is something called “speculative execution.”. In speculative execution, the system makes informed guesses as to which branch is most likely to be chosen.It is possible for this speculative execution to have side effects which are not restored when the CPU state is unwound,…

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Deutsche Bank highlights tech adoption trend, releases new AI-based equities algorithmic platform in APAC

“This will offer investors a powerful new tool in achieving and demonstrating best execution for their trades” reports financefeeds.com. Deutsche Bank AG (FRA:DBK) has just reiterated its flair for new technology adoption by announcing the rollout of an upgraded equities trading platform with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities across most Asia Pacific markets.Hani Shalabi, Co-Head of Equity Execution for APAC at Deutsche Bank said, “We are proud to be adding significant horsepower to our already well-known Autobahn platform, paving the way for new best execution standards.The proprietary platform, Autobahn 2.0, was…

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MiFID II rules to affect OANDA’s trade execution through TradingView for European clients

“OANDA said that all legacy trade accounts registered with OANDA Europe Limited will be migrated to V20 trade accounts by early December this year” reports financefeeds.com. OANDA has also released special versions of its mobile trading apps as a part of the migration of the European clients to the new services.You may still use a 3rd party platform for trading analysis, however, you will no longer be able to execute trades on 3rd party platforms that execute trades via an API. Your OANDA account enables you to execute trades through OANDA…

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Great Corporate Strategies Thrive on the Right Amount of Tension

“Strategic stress is characterized by three zones, which executives must consider and effectively manage: Strategic Burnout (too much strategic stress)” reports hbr.org. Strategic Sweet Spot (just the right amount of strategic stress).Deviations from the strategic plan are often assumed to be detrimental to corporate performance.Strategic Boredom (not enough strategic stress).The company had expanded into too many different and overly complex projects, which essentially created high levels of strategic stress. Source: hbr.org Share This:

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How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution

“According to a global survey of 700 executives across a variety of industries conducted by Strategy&, the strategy consulting division of PwC, only 8% of company leaders were said to excel at both strategy and execution” reports hbr.org. Research has shown that only about 8% of company leaders excel at both strategy and execution.Leaders who master both strategy and execution start by building a bold but executable strategy.Getting these three areas right allows leaders to make a big step forward toward closing the gap between strategy and execution: We believe…

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Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate’s vein

“Ohio called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer Wednesday after the executioners couldn’t find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs” writes Andrew Welsh-huggins for sun-sentinel.com. Ohio Correction Director Gary Mohr said that the execution team humanely handled the attempt and that he made the decision to call it off after talking with the medical team.The execution team worked for about 25 minutes to find a vein in Campbell’s arms or his right lower leg as he lay on a gurney in the death…

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Your Strategy Has to Be Flexible — But So Does Your Execution

“Strategy execution should be as varied, as thoughtful, as subtle, as diverse and as intertwined with the strategy itself as is necessary to get the job done” reports hbr.org. Some fall into a trap of excessive complexity, which can undermine thoughtful execution as much as a failure to specify tactics.In short, your execution needs a thoughtful strategy.But all too often, executives fail to execute a strategy because they’re oversimplifying its execution.Emphasizing compliance with a plan can, under stable conditions, accelerate fruition of a strategy. Source: hbr.org Share This:

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Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

“Many strategies fail to get implemented because they do not represent such a set of clear choices” reports hbr.org. Many strategies fail to get implemented, despite the ample efforts of hard-working people, because they do not represent a set of clear choices.Many strategy execution processes fail because “new strategies” are often not strategies at all. Source: hbr.org Share This:

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