Does Your Organization Need More Innovative Thinkers?

first_imgFor Immediate ReleaseContact: Bruce Seifer, Assistant Director for Economic Development, 865-7179Does Your Organization Need More Innovative Thinkers?Burlingtons Community and Economic Development Office is sponsoring a free workshop hosted by Forward Leap Consulting.Five Ways to Unleash the Creative Potential Within Your OrganizationWhen: Friday, November 9, 20077:30AM-9:30AMWhere: City Hall, conference room 12Coffee and refreshments servedThis interactive workshop will allow participants to discuss and generate solutions to innovative issues. A recent survey found 89% of responding employees felt that innovation was among their top five work priorities, 44% of those same respondents gave their organizations a low rating in how well the innovation process was understood.In this workshop you will learn:-The difference between innovation and creativity-Easy-to-implement ideas that will ignite creativity within your organization-Teamwork skills vital for collaborative innovationThis interactive workshop will also allow participants to discuss and generate solutions to innovation issues. Be prepared to use your creativity and take some great ideas back to your workplace.Register today at (802) 324-8326 or by e-mail at sends e-mail) “I’m pleased that the City’s CEDO department and Forward Leap Consulting is helping to support businesses and other organizations with this workshop,” said Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss. “In a competitive business environment, innovation and creativity are essential. We need to encourage new ideas wherever we can find them.”CEDO offers comprehensive business assistance through partner workshops and other programs such as energy efficiency, Renewal Community tax credits, commercial space finder, business planning, technical assistance and our business loan program. Call CEDO today for more information or to set up an appointment to start your business.last_img read more

Man charged with horrific attack on young Donegal student

first_imgA man has appeared in court in connection with a vicious assault which left a young Letterkenny girl with horrific facial injuries.Shanan Reid McDaid was set upon at the Market Square in Letterkenny in October 2017 as she waited to get a taxi home. Shanan was just 18 and had started college in Galway when she was attacked and repeatedly punched in the face until she became unconscious.She was hospitalised as a result of the attack but thankfully recovered from her ordeal.A man had been arrested in connection with the case several months ago but had been released without charge for a file to go to the Director of Public Prosecutions.The DPP then decided that the man’s case could proceed on indictment.Garda Sgt Jim Collins asked the media not to name the man for fears over his safety.The man is to sign on at Letterkenny Garda station twice a week, surrender his passport and not to interfere with any witnesses.The man’s solicitor Mr Frank DorrianThe man was released on bail to appear again in court for the presentation of a book of evidence on November 4th next.Man charged with horrific attack on young Donegal student was last modified: September 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Magyar Telekom has deployed interactive TV softwar

first_imgMagyar Telekom has deployed interactive TV software provider Zenterio’s TV Operating System on two new set-top boxes that will support both DVR and interactive, multi-room TV services. This deployment allows Magyar Telekom to develop its services for its TV subscribers in Hungary and harmonise its set-top software client environment, according to the company. The independent operating system provides the opportunity to extend deployment and standardize TV offerings across regions.last_img

Turkish service provider Turkcell has tapped techn

first_imgTurkish service provider Turkcell has tapped technology outfit Metrological to provide the integrated Turkcell TV App Store that is available to all subscribers of its Turkcell TV+ service.Metrological App ManagerTurkcell  will be provided with a TV App Store personalised for its TV+ subscribers across Turkey. Using Metrological’s Application Platform,  Turkcell can source local and international content from Metrological’s App library of more than 300 TV apps.The Metrological product suite consists of an Application Platform that provides the content for operators to build their own localised TV App Store. It also includes a back-office product suite for onboarding, monetising and optimising the life cycle of web and native apps across set-top boxes. The Metrological Application Platform provides APIs to support features such as unified search, contextuality, second screen and voice control, while the open SDK enables app development for content service providers, app developers and operators, according to Metrological.“We are excited about the integrated content options that Turkcell TV+ subscribers will experience supported by Metrological’s fully integrated TV App Store. Our personalised TV App Store will bring together the best in regionalised and niche content. Besides that, it’s crucial for Turkcell to have the tools to customise the app offering in real-time to respond to our TV+ customers’ evolving content needs,” said Baris Zavaroglu, director of Digital Media Services of Turkcell.“We are proud to team with Turkcell to give its TV+ subscribers a robust and fully Turkcell-branded TV App Store made up of all the latest OTT content,” said Thijs Bijleveld, SVP of sales and marketing of Metrological.“The Metrological Application Platform makes onboarding and day-to-day content management seamless and ensures Turkcell TV+ customers can enjoy their live TV international apps and even regional favourites without leaving the -main TV screen.”last_img read more

Diet reverses Alzheimerslike symptoms in mice

first_img Source: Reviewed by Alina Shrourou, B.Sc. (Editor)Mar 7 2019A diet containing compounds found in green tea and carrots reversed Alzheimer’s-like symptoms in mice genetically programmed to develop the disease, USC researchers say.Researchers emphasize that the study, recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, was in mice, and many mouse discoveries never translate into human treatments. Nevertheless, the findings lend credence to the idea that certain readily available, plant-based supplements might offer protection against dementia in humans.”You don’t have to wait 10 to 12 years for a designer drug to make it to market; you can make these dietary changes today,” said senior author Terrence Town, a professor of physiology and neuroscience at the Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute. “I find that very encouraging.”What’s more, the study supports the idea that combination therapy, rather than a single magic bullet, may offer the best approach to treating the 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. Combination treatment is already the standard of care for diseases such as cancer, HIV infection and rheumatoid arthritis.For this study, the researchers took a look at two compounds: EGCG, or epigallocatechin-3-gallate, a key ingredient in green tea, and FA, or ferulic acid, which is found in carrots, tomatoes, rice, wheat and oats.The researchers randomly assigned 32 mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms to one of four groups with an equal number of males and females. For comparison, each group also contained an equal number of healthy mice. For three months, the mice consumed a combination of EGCG and FA, or EGCG or FA only, or a placebo. The dosage was 30 mg per kilogram of body weight–a dosage well-tolerated by humans and easily consumed as part of a healthy, plant-based diet or in the form supplements.Related StoriesStudy reveals link between inflammatory diet and colorectal cancer riskDiet and physical exercise do not reduce risk of gestational diabetesAn active brain and body associated with reduced risk of dementiaBefore and after the three-month special diet, scientists ran the mice through a battery of neuropsychological tests that are roughly analogous to the thinking and memory tests that assess dementia in humans. Of particular note was a maze in the shape of a Y, which tests a mouse’s spatial working memory–a skill that humans use to find their way out of a building.Healthy mice instinctively explore each arm of the Y maze, looking for food or a route to escape and entering the three arms in sequence more often than by chance alone. Impaired mice can’t do this as well as their mentally healthy counterparts.”After three months, combination treatment completely restored working memory and the Alzheimer’s mice performed just as well as the healthy comparison mice,” Town said.How did it work? Town says one mechanism appeared to be the substances’ ability to prevent amyloid precursor proteins from breaking up into the smaller proteins called amyloid beta that gum up Alzheimer patients’ brains. In addition, the compounds appeared to reduce neuroinflammation and oxidative stress in the brain–key aspects of Alzheimer’s pathology in humans.Town said he and his lab will continue exploring combination treatment, with a focus on plant-derived substances that inhibit production of the sticky amyloid beta plaques.​last_img read more

PCRF awards £12M grants for new research projects tackling pancreatic cancer

first_img Source:Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Reviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)May 28 2019Seven innovative research projects tackling pancreatic cancer have been awarded grants totaling £1.2M by the UK medical research charity, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF).This is the fourth year that the charity has been able to allocate over £1M for research projects and brings its project portfolio spend to over £9M, with an additional £2M committed to the world’s first national pancreas tissue bank, created in 2016 to further accelerate research progress.The new projects span early diagnosis, potential new treatments and fundamental research to find out why immunotherapy does not yet work with pancreatic cancer. They include the progression of promising virotherapy research, a unique technology to tag unwanted proteins and trigger their destruction and testing whether machine learning techniques can help identify those at risk from developing the disease.Maggie Blanks, PCRF’s founder and Chief Executive, said: The seven awards are:Dr Richard Clarkson, Cardiff UniversityNormal cells are programmed to die if they become damaged or diseased in a process called apoptosis, but pancreatic cancer cells contain a molecule called c-FLIP which stalls this process. Dr Clarkson has shown in laboratory tests that blocking c-FLIP from working ‘releases the brakes’ on the anti-tumour process. He now wants to see if this works in mice with pancreatic tumours and will test new ways to block c-FLIP.Professor Laura Itzhaki, University of CambridgeCells stay healthy by tagging faulty proteins with a molecule called ubiquitin that acts like an address label, sending the proteins to be destroyed by the cell’s waste-disposal machinery. Prof Itzhaki has developed a technology that mimics this process, forcing ubiquitin to attach to selected proteins and trigger their destruction. This project will test if the technology can eliminate proteins produced by a faulty gene called KRAS, which is found in many pancreatic cancers.Dr Gunnel Halldén, Queen Mary University of LondonDr Halldén is progressing her PCRF-funded research which aims to use a flu-like virus, delivered into the bloodstream, to seek out and infect pancreatic cancer cells wherever they are in the body. This project will identify new drugs that improve the ability of the virus to replicate inside the cancer cells and spread within the tumour, which should stimulate the immune system to provide long-term protection from the disease coming back.Related StoriesNew protein target for deadly ovarian cancerBacteria in the birth canal linked to lower risk of ovarian cancerUsing machine learning algorithm to accurately diagnose breast cancerDr Naomi Walsh, Dublin City University, Ireland Dr Walsh aims to design chemotherapy drugs that will target and kill types of cancer stem cells within pancreatic tumours that are responsible for drug resistance and relapse. These drugs are designed using new techniques which enable them to be transported directly into the cancer cells. This means that patients could be given smaller doses and experience fewer side effects. It may also allow more patients to benefit from these new treatments.Dr Laura Woods, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Dr Woods’s project addresses the challenge of diagnosing pancreatic cancer earlier. She will apply ‘machine learning’ techniques to an historic, anonymised database of thousands of GP records to examine whether people who later developed pancreatic cancer shared similar early warning signs detectable before diagnosis. This could provide means of identifying a population of patients whom it would be cost-effective to screen, and increase the number of cancers diagnosed at a treatable stage.Professor Maeve Lowery, Trinity College DublinSome pancreatic cancer patients have faults in genes involved in repairing DNA, such as the BRCA2 gene, which makes the cancer more likely to respond to certain treatments. Professor Lowery will study tumour samples to find changes in different regions of these genes and assess how this affects the response to drugs which target defective DNA repair. She hopes the results will inform a clinical trial where patients are matched with drugs most likely to benefit them.Professor Hemant Kocher, Queen Mary University of London Professor Kocher’s project will investigate why immunotherapy – a treatment which harnesses the patient’s immune system to kill cancer cells – works with some cancers but not with pancreatic cancer. The team will investigate how immune cells interact with each other and are either triggered or dampened in pancreatic cancer. The aim of this project is to determine the most effective way of combining immunotherapy and chemotherapy in future pancreatic cancer clinical trials.center_img Research is the only way we’ll find better ways of tackling pancreatic cancer and we need to keep pushing the boundaries of different research approaches. These projects involve new ideas, new technologies and new techniques that excited our Scientific Advisory Panel and we’re keen to see what they deliver.”last_img read more

Telecom Italia reaches contentsharing deal with Mediaset

Telecom Italia said Thursday the deal will allow subscribers to watch Mediaset’s free-to-air channels and have access to the previous week’s programing posted on-line.The deal is part of Telecom Italia CEO Amos Genish’s plan to expand digital content. Genish was confirmed as CEO this week after the biggest shareholder, Vivendi, lost control of the board to activist hedge fund Elliott last week.Vivendi acquired a 24 percent stake in Telecom Italia and 30 percent of Mediaset with the aim of creating a major Italian media holding, but a deal to take over Mediaset has fallen in dispute. Explore further Telecom Italia has announced a content-sharing agreement with Mediaset, Italy’s largest private broadcaster, as the former telecom monopoly pushes ahead with its plan to improve digital content after a boardroom shakeup. Citation: Telecom Italia reaches content-sharing deal with Mediaset (2018, May 10) retrieved 18 July 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. US hedge fund wrests Telecom Italia control from Vivendi read more

Slovakia faces challenge of shifting gear into ecars

first_img‘Lack of vision’?According to International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates, worldwide electric vehicle production could explode from three million last year to 220 million by 2030.Given such prospects, encouraging e-car production at Slovak plants should be Bratislava’s number one priority, said Peter Badik, co-founder of Greenway, the largest electric vehicle charging network in Slovakia and Poland. Of the three global automakers operating in Slovakia, so far only VW produces electric vehicles Citation: Slovakia faces challenge of shifting gear into e-cars (2018, August 1) retrieved 18 July 2019 from Slovakia to feel most pain from Trump car tariffs: experts Explore further The auto sector generates some 300,000 jobs in Slovakia, making it by far the largest employer in the country. © 2018 AFP “The opposite is true,” he told AFP. “If we keep ignoring technological progress and we don’t try to use it in our favour, it could become a huge problem for Slovakia.”He is echoed by Peter Sevce, director of the Slovak Electric Vehicle Association (SEVA), who insists that Bratislava needs to promote production of e-vehicles, battery management systems and electric engines. “There’s a lack of political will to deal with electromobility in Slovakia,” he told AFP, adding that there is also a “lack a vision about where we see the automotive sector in a couple of years.”According to VW Slovakia spokesman Michal Ambrovic, the e-up! model, the carmaker’s “first-ever mass-produced electric vehicle”, began rolling off the assembly line at its Bratislava plant in 2013.But Sevce contends that VW’s “other electric models will be assembled in Germany, due to fears of a fall in employment in the automotive sector.”Ambrovic declined to comment on this claim. He also refused to disclose the number of e-up! vehicles VW produces in Bratislava or any future VW plans for e-car production on Slovak soil. Slovakia runs the risk of missing the e-mobility boat by foot-dragging on incentives to encourage carmakers to produce electric cars Slovakia reinvented its economy twice in recent decades, first after shedding the communist yoke in 1989 and then again after separation from the Czech Republic. Low corporate taxes drew foreign investors, primarily in the electronics and auto sectors.A skilled workforce and wages that average half those in western Europe coupled with eurozone membership sweeten the deal.But analysts say Bratislava could be missing the e-mobility boat by foot-dragging on fresh incentives to encourage global carmakers to produce electric cars at their Slovak plants. A risk accentuated this week when BMW chose neighbouring Hungary for a new billion-euro factory where it will produce both electric and conventional cars.Of the three global automakers operating in Slovakia—Germany’s Volkswagen, France’s PSA and South Korean Kia—so far only VW produces electric vehicles.But even VW’s future plans for e-car production in Slovakia remain unclear, and it is the same story for PSA and Kia.A new Jaguar Land Rover plant is also due to open in September. Plans call for 150,000 cars to roll off the assembly line annually but it is unclear whether any will be electric.The auto sector generates some 300,000 jobs in Slovakia, making it by far the largest employer in the country of 5.4 million.Annual production has exceeded one million cars in each of the last three years and is forecast to grow by more than a third by 2020.Overall, the carmaking sector accounts for 44 percent of Slovakia’s total industrial production and 35 percent of its exports. A small country but ranked as a major automaker, Slovakia now risks paying a heavy price should it miss out on the accelerating change to electric cars, analysts say. ‘Prestige, regulatory concerns’PSA Slovakia is also not forthcoming about its plans regarding e-vehicles.Spokesman Peter Svec said the carmaker “is preparing for several projects” at its plant in Trnava, a town around 100 kilometres (60 miles) northeast of the capital Bratislava.”At this time, I cannot confirm the details associated with this potential investment,” he told AFP.Slovakia’s third carmaker, the Zilina-based Kia, was unavailable for comment.The economy ministry took one of its first small steps in June to promote domestic purchases of electric vehicles by creating a support scheme worth 3.3 million euros ($3.8 million).Ministry spokesman Maros Stano told AFP that measures to support the development of e-car charging stations across Slovakia are also planned.Martin Vlachynsky, an analyst with the Bratislava-based Institute of Economic and Social Studies, warned that although lagging behind in electromobility could prove problematic, “jumping in first can be risky” too.”Today, e-cars are more of a matter of prestige and regulatory concerns for automakers, due to emission limits,” he told AFP. “They are, and for some time will remain loss-making products,” he added.The expert also insists that decisions on scaling up e-car production should remain decentralised, at the level of car-makers. “This will minimise the risk that the state will take a step in the wrong direction,” Vlachynsky said. 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States race to regulate carsharing apps as industry revs up

first_imgIn this April 23, 2019, photo, Chris Williamson poses for a photo sitting on his car in Phoenix. When Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker convinced him to try something out of the ordinary. He bought the BMW 3 Series convertible and covers the payments by renting it to strangers on a peer-to-peer car sharing app called Turo. It allows his family of seven to have a nicer car, essentially for free. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Explore further When Chris Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker convinced him to try something out of the ordinary. He bought a BMW 3 Series convertible and covers the payments by renting it to strangers on a peer-to-peer car sharing app called Turo. In this April 29, 2019, photo, Steve Webb, VP of Communications, left, and Andre Haddad, CEO, right, pose in the entryway of Turo in San Francisco. Car-sharing apps that let people rent out their vehicles to strangers are growing in popularity in the U.S. But the people who rent cars through apps like Turo and GetAround don’t pay the taxes and surcharges that local governments and airports tack onto traditional rental cars. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) Car-sharing apps’ popularity drives debate about taxes “I think everybody was agreed this is a new industry that needs some more regulation,” Peterson said.Both sides portray their position as a matter of fairness.Those supporting stricter regulations say people who rent out their cars for profit should not only pay the taxes but meet the safety and transparency requirements that go with renting a car.”The goal is leveling the playing field,” said Arizona Rep. David Livingston, a Republican who is sponsoring legislation to treat car-sharing firms like rental car companies. “You want all these companies operating with the same type of rules and regulations so they can compete and the best one wins, whoever that is.”Turo’s lobbyists point to the billions of dollars car-rental firms save on taxes. Most states charge no sales tax for vehicles sold exclusively for rental, and allow those companies to pass along vehicle licensing fees to customers.Turo asks why its users should pay rental taxes if they’re not exempt from other vehicle taxes that benefit rental car companies.”Our host community is individuals that are just trying to offset the cost of a car,” said Steve Webb, the company’s vice president of communications. “And Enterprise is this $24 billion Goliath that is using their political connections to stifle innovation.”Turo says more than 95% of Turo’s 197,000 “hosts” share three or fewer cars on the platform. But some of the company’s 350,000 listed vehicles are owned by people who rent out small fleets.Wagner, the Enterprise executive, calls it a “politically motivated fiction” for Turo to focus on taxes paid by people who occasionally list their car.For Williamson, the Phoenix teacher who rents his BMW through Turo, the prospect of his customers having to take on those taxes and surcharges is concerning. The people who rent his BMW are looking to splurge. He also sometimes rents his family’s Honda Pilot SUV.”Any time you start to creep the price up for anything, you’re going to get people who say, ‘Oh, I guess we won’t take the convertible this weekend. We’ll just take whatever Hertz has on special,'” he said. In this April 23, 2019, photo, Chris Williamson poses for a photo sitting next to his car in Phoenix. When Williamson was in the market for a new family car, a timely ad and conversations with a co-worker convinced him to try something out of the ordinary. He bought the BMW 3 Series convertible and covers the payments by renting it to strangers on a peer-to-peer car sharing app called Turo. It allows his family of seven to have a nicer car, essentially for free. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) It allows his family of seven to have a nicer car, essentially for free.”It’s great to have that little bit of extra income and not have to worry about the car payments,” said Williamson, a teacher from the Phoenix area.But his customers and others using car-sharing apps around the United States get their rentals tax-free. That’s made them a target for rental car companies, airport authorities and local governments. They say users of the upstart apps should pay the same taxes and fees that come with traditional rental cars.At stake is hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue that cities and airports count on to pay for stadiums and convention centers or to fund police, fire and other general operations.”These companies are very sophisticated, technology-savvy companies that have hundreds of millions of dollars invested in each of them,” said Ray Wagner, senior vice president for government relations at Enterprise Holdings, parent of the nation’s largest car-rental firm. “They should be expected to comply with the same rules as a small, mom and pop rental car company located in rural Arizona.”Turo says Enterprise is trying to stifle competition.Car-sharing companies including Turo and GetAround function like Airbnb for vehicles, allowing people to rent out their cars when they’re not using them. Founded about a decade ago, they’ve taken off recently with the help of millions of dollars from venture capital firms and other investors.That’s put them in conflict with the $42 billion-per-year rental car industry and the tourism and government agencies that tax it and regulate safety and consumer protections.The battle is heating up in some three dozen state legislatures as well as the courts and offices of local tax authorities. Barraged with lobbying from both sides, lawmakers are grappling with how to regulate an emerging industry without destroying it—a repeat of recent fights between the taxi industry and Uber and Lyft, and between hotels and Airbnb. Citation: States race to regulate car-sharing apps as industry revs up (2019, May 2) retrieved 17 July 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. “The tragedy would be if we snuffed out something like this in its infancy that has a lot of great potential,” said Arizona Rep. Travis Grantham, a Republican who has introduced legislation backed by Turo that would exempt car-sharing from all rental car taxes except the standard sales taxes. Tourism taxes have long been popular with politicians who can use surcharges on hotel rooms and rental cars—paid largely by visitors who vote elsewhere—to raise money for local priorities.Forty-four states levy excise taxes on rental cars—on top of the standard sales tax, if one applies—and most allow local governments to levy their own as well, according to a March study by the Tax Foundation, a conservative think tank. Airports often add surcharges to pay for sprawling rental-car facilities.Taxes, fees and surcharges can add as much as 30 percent to the cost of renting a car while generating millions of dollars.In metropolitan Phoenix, the baseball league that draws fans to 10 stadiums for spring training every March could see a sharp decrease in revenue as the new platform for car rental grows, said its president, Jeff Meyer. Rental car taxes help cover debt payments for some of the Cactus League’s facilities and for the Arizona Cardinals football stadium.California, Oregon and Washington passed legislation on car-sharing years before the industry took off, and Maryland did so last year. Bills governing the practice have been introduced in more than 30 other states, with the fight especially contentious in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico and Ohio.Turo also is fighting in court with Los Angeles and San Francisco airport authorities, which contend the company should pay fees. Meanwhile, Chicago tax authorities wrote that car-sharing is subject to rental car taxes in response to questions from an Enterprise lawyer, according to a letter provided by the company.In Arizona, Enterprise is backing legislation that would tax car-sharing like rental cars and require them to enter agreements with airports to use their facilities, while Turo supports a proposal that would exempt car-sharing companies from most taxes.In Ohio, a detailed package of new regulations on car-sharing companies was tucked into the House version of the state transportation budget. It came as the Columbus Regional Airport Authority broke ground on a new $140 million car rental facility that relies on a steady stream of car rental user fees.The peer-to-peer companies won a temporary reprieve last month, when the provision was dropped from the bill. But Ohio Sen. Bob Peterson, the No. 2 Republican, said he anticipates a stand-alone regulatory bill will be introduced soon.last_img read more

Zuckerberg security chief accused of misconduct leaves job

first_img Citation: Zuckerberg security chief accused of misconduct leaves job (2019, July 9) retrieved 17 July 2019 from This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore further Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s personal security chief won’t be returning to his job after being accused of sexual misconduct and slurs that included racist remarks about Zuckerberg’s wife, Priscilla Chan. © 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Mark Zuckerberg’s security chief faces racism complaint The parting of ways announced Monday comes five weeks after a Business Insider article uncovered a litany of allegations against Liam Booth, whose LinkedIn profile described him as a former Security Service officer who had been working with Zuckerberg’s family charity since 2017.Booth had been placed on leave since the allegations surfaced. Although its investigation didn’t substantiate the accusations, Zuckerberg’s family office said Booth agreed he shouldn’t return to work to minimize “distractions.”The Bloom Firm, whose lawyers are representing employees accusing Booth, didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment Monday.last_img read more