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Future Press Release
Yes, Press Releases are changing! But here I talk about Jeff Bezos (Amazon).
Bezos is famous for requiring teams to act innovative different. One of his leadership tools is the "Future Press Release".
Even books were written about this topic, I would like to keep it short: it is nothing else like a minimized "Published Business Plan" with permanent observed success parameters you want to reach in the future. Something you would give as appetizer to your investors, or for pitching yourself. rep10_2
It is advisable to outline the hard things accomplished, the important decisions, and the design principles that led to success.
Don’t worry at this state how to solve these issues yet, you have still got time to figure that out. This empowers you or your team to make these success parameters happen.
And integrating your team in many parts of this Future Press Release makes it hard for them backing out of the commitments made. It paints a clear vision for them. 1921p
Leadership is less about motivating people to act, it is more about choosing motivated people who act.@norbertomoreau
Feadship Anna pampering ahead of summer season
The giant 110-metre Feadship Anna gets various maintenance activities carried out by Feadship before heading off for a summer of adventures.
More in: NauticWebNews/12866.
The exceptional efficiency of Najiba
11.4 litres at 12 knots – Feadship Najiba (58m) sets new standard for superyacht efficiency.
More in: NauticWebNews/12862.
Maritime festival in Hamburg
The world’s biggest port festival from 10th to 12 May awaits visitors in the unique setting of the Port of Hamburg.
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Asia Boating Awards 2019
The Asia Boating Awards was celebrated ahead of the Singapore Yacht Show at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore. Here are the Nominees and Winners.
More in: NauticWebNews/12872.
Horizon Yachts (Taiwan, China)
With the release of the 2019 Global Order Book, Horizon remains at the head of the world’s Top 20 Yacht Builders. Horizon is also winner of the Asia Boating Awards 2019 in the category "Best Asian Yacht Builder". See also the interview with Horizon CEO John Lu from last year.
More in: NauticWebNews/12885.
Opening ceremony of giant new Feadship facility
Feadship officially opened its brand-new, purpose-built superyacht facility in the port of Amsterdam
More in: NauticWebNews/12973.
Her Majesty viewed how solar panels, district heating and LED lighting have enhanced the energy efficiency of the new facilities and finally could see nineteen classic yachts of the Feadship Heritage Fleet presented along the quay.349:555
PR & Digital Mgmt
Next WannaCry with Microsoft?
Microsoft has revealed massive Windows vulnerability that could bring the next WannaCry and released fixes (CVE-2019-0708) for this critical Remote Code Execution vulnerability.
This vulnerability is pre-authentication and requires no user interaction.
DNS hijacking is a technique that meddles with the fundamental address book of the internet. Means it targets the pillar of internet architecture, the Domain Name System translating the domain name "yourname.com," into the IP address of the computer (i.e. "220.127.116.11.").
Now imaging you visit your bank
Recently a hacker group called Sea Turtle carried out a broad campaign of espionage via DNS hijacking, hitting 40 different organizations. 
GDPR guide after confusion
The EU Data Protection Commissioner was forced to issue new guidelines as some schools banned photos at events like communions, confirmations and sports days. Many principals issued warnings to parents citing the GDPR Norms.
According to the Data Protection Commissioner
Bad bots and their business
Bad bots are responsible for a fifth of all web traffic. This makes it about 20% of web traffic. Destil Networks issued a Bad Bot Report 2019. They explain what bad bots do and what business is behind them. According to the company bot defenders and bot operators are playing a continual game of cat and mouse.
Read the blog post published by the jQuery team, the latest version jquery-3-4-0 can be downloaded here.
FB Group’s are going secret
Bots mass invaded thousands of FB groups and posted unpropitious or vulgar content. At the same time all posts were reported with the result that FB deleted or deactivated the group.
So many admins changed to closed groups which additionally gives better moderation options or they go secret to be undiscovered.
• Closed Facebook groups: require each new member to be accepted by admins.
• Secret Facebook groups: undiscoverable by search, new members need an invitation from group admins.
A FB spokesperson said that they removed many groups violating their policies. But as legitimate, non-violating groups are also affected, they are trying to restore some again. Remembering: weeks ago FB started a campaign to augment groups. 
Electrum Bitcoin Cybercriminals botnet
Electrum Bitcoin has been facing cyber attacks. Cybercriminals exploited a weakness in the infrastructure and got wallet users downloading malicious software versions.
Users are advised to update their wallet apps to the last one I am version (3.3.4) by downloading it from the official electrum.org site. 
New: CallJoy from Google
Google is combining several technologies, like virtual phone numbers, audio transcriptions, automated reporting and analytics to a new service named CallJoy.
CallJoy let small business owners enjoy the same scalable customer service phone options as large corporations.
That Google and others have suspended some business with Huawei is something we have to think over. It could have more disadvantages on long term for both continents as well as for the related corporations. There are other technical solutions I think. Let’s see what managers and analysts from both sides write about.
Coastal Real Estate
Affordable housing challenges by Architects
Cities across the world are facing affordable housing challenges. One of the largest regeneration projects and developing solutions in Europe was presented by architects London.
2000 homes at King’s Cross from four-bed family homes, to student studios and supported living for the elderly.
Oceanix floating City concept
In April 2019, BIG presented Oceanix City at the first United Nations high-level Roundtable on Sustainable Floating Cities. (See the Presentation).
Co-convened with OCEANIX, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Ocean Engineering and the The Explorers Club,
BIG's proposal explores the next frontier for human settlements, and the possibility of living sustainably and in harmony with life below water!
(Big is a group of architects situated in Copenhagen, New York and London) 2567
Airbnb digital service provider or real estate brokerage?
French tourism association claims Airbnb should face same accounting, insurance and financial obligations than real estate brokerage as its services are changing the face of neighbourhoods and need to be more heavily regulated.
A person from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) said the company should be regarded as a digital service provider with the right to operate freely across the EU. 
Shenzhen drop Hong Kong housing model
Shenzhen adopts Singapore housing policy to provide more subsidized homes.
The city, known as China’s Silicon Valley and home to some of the country’s biggest technology companies Huawei, ZTE and Tencent, ranks as the fifth most expensive city globally.
Shenzhen will offer 1 million governmental subsidized homes at 30-50-60% of the prevailing market rate. They ditched the Hong Kong model, where most homes are built and sold as commercial products in the private market.
As stated Fion He (chief analyst, property brokerage Midland Holdings China), "Shenzhen’s home price has soared too high as more are using homes as a tool for asset gains." 2587
5th SmartCitiesIndia 2019 launches
India is one of the World's fastest growing economies with billions of USD planned investments across key government initiatives including the hashtag #SmartCities. Since its launch in 2015, Smart Cities India Expo has been the biggest Asian event on this topic. The Expo. runs from 22-24 May.
AIA Continental Europe & Copenhagen Conference
Copenhagen Conference with a group of 105 architects and other related professionals in the Danish metropole. One topic was Women in Architecture: turning into Leaders, the distinguished and all female panel gave great insights into the increasing diversity of architecture firm cultures. The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture and BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, Henning Larsen 3XN Architects & EFFEKT.
Topic Image: (BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group) The architecture firm BIG has designed Oceanix City. A concept for a floating city of 10,000 people. Read the post in this section.
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Chinese American Names
In English, Lee and Li are different last names, but in Chinese, they’re written as the same character – 李.
The English distinction is the result of two different transliterations. “Lee” comes from a system of romanization of Chinese characters common among speakers in southern China, whereas “Li” comes from, the standard system of romanized spelling used by Mandarin speakers in mainland China.
More about Zhang, Zhou, Jiang or Chang, Chou, Chiang and others on SCMP/inkstonenews.
Spirit houses in Bangkok
The spiritual life of Thailand is a mixture of organized religion and the occult. And beside the Buddhism practiced by 90% of Thais, astrology, ghosts, Hindu gods, Chinese mythology, magic, superstition and ancient animist beliefs have place.
Kanokporn Puwasawatt carries on a fourth-generation family business carving spirit houses in Bangkok, Thailand. These are miniature shrines, perched on pedestals and topped with sloping roofs, are known as spirit houses. They are very popular, five-star hotels, apartment buildings, offices, cafes and even government buildings have them. The typical house takes a month to build and costs more than $1,000.
Who joined the China's 2nd Belt & Road Forum
Government leaders from around the world joined the Forum for further talks: Africa: Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique. Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan. East Asia: Mongolia. Europe: Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland. Middle East: UAE. Oceania: PNG. South America: Chile. South Asia: Nepal, Pakistan. Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.
China’s 10 Most Difficult Dialects
As if Chinese Mandarin and Traditional wouldn't be enough. There are also Cantonese (spoken in Guangdong, Guangxi, Hong Kong, and Macau), Wenzhounese, Minnanese (spoken in southern Fujian and Taiwan), Suzhou dialect, Shanghainese, Changsha dialect, Sichuanese, Shandongese, Tianjinese, Dongbeiren dialect.
Sun Quan, the Emperor (权御天下)
Dizi (笛子), or Zhudi (竹笛) is a Chinese transverse flute built with bamboo cane. It has a history of around 7 thousand years. Meng Xiaojie (孟晓洁) is the first doctor of music specialized in Zhudi of China. Her interpretation of the works with the Zhudi has surprised many people.
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文明交流互鉴应该是对等的、平等的，应该是多元的、多向的，而不应该是强制的、强迫的，不应该是单一的、单向的。(Exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations should be conducted in a reciprocal and equal manner, and be diversified and multi-directional, they should not be compulsory or forced, or be a one-way flow. | Quote by China's President Xi Jinping)
ITB China 2019 successful
The third ITB China successfully closed in Shanghai with around 17,000 attendees, a plus of 2,000 compared to last year. Buyers, trade visitors and exhibitors reported positive business results and experienced a unique gathering of the Chinese travel industry.
The ITB China Conference, co-organized by TravelDaily China, has also maintained strong attendance figures of 4,000 in total. Read hier the full article.
Train Tokio - London
As the Orient Express no longer exist, the Trans-Siberian Railway still runs and China´s Belt & Road connects the world with new lines, Japan connects themself with Europe from "Island to Island". More about on traveller.com.au.
As a side-note, the construction of a bridge or tunnel between Russia and Japan might also lead to the resolution of one of the last hanging threads of the Second World War.
Contest of professional ham cutters
The VIII National Contest of the professional ham cutters (Cortadores de Jamón) in Huelva (Spain) crowned his winners. 3 winners were selected out of 8 cutters for the contest.
As Corteconcepción is a Pata Negra contest with superior quality and not a normal competition, it's worth to see the videos. (article in spanish)
Enjoy this trip through the exciting world of ham!
New Gastronomic Market in Denia, Spain
Els Magazinos is a new Gastronomic and Artisan Market created in 2019 in Denia. It has more than 20 units on approx. 3,000 m2.
More in: CityInsider/2888.
Topic Image: (Archiv) For one week life in Seville revolves around this fiesta. The music, food, dancing and general joy create a very special atmosphere. More about at cityinsider.xyz.
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