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Tongue controller for the paralyzed offers greater independence

Tongue controller for the paralyzed offers greater independence

Paralyzed patient Jason Disanto's tongue is pierced in order for him to pilot a wheelchair using the Tongue Drive System at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta

Wed, Nov 27 2013

By Sharon Begley

NEW YORK (Reuters) – From fashion statement to … wheelchair controller? In an advance that promises to improve the lives of the more than 250,000 people in the United States who are paralyzed from the neck down, researchers announced on Wednesday that they have developed a wireless device that operates specially rigged chairs by means of a tiny titanium barbell pierced through the tongue. Read more of this post

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When we focus on immediate returns, we inevitably miss out on what is more important and lasting. Perhaps we need to step off the carousel and consider how we can impact lives through caring

Updated: Sunday November 24, 2013 MYT 7:49:55 AM

The choice is in our hands

BY SOO EWE JIN

Perspective is everything. When we focus on immediate returns, we inevitably miss out on what is more important and lasting. Perhaps we need to step off the carousel and consider how we can impact lives through caring.

A DEAR friend, in the last stage of a terminal illness some years back, wrote to me that it is not about how long we live, but how we live, that makes a difference. How true. Today, we have the phrase, “Live a legacy, leave a legacy.” Read more of this post

SEC ups efforts to combat manipulations of ‘microcap’ stocks; “The problem with policing fraudulent microcaps is that they are like mushrooms. They keep popping up no matter how many you shut down.”

SEC ups efforts to combat manipulations of ‘microcap’ stocks

By Dina ElBoghdady, Friday, November 29, 5:49 AM

The Securities and Exchange Commission is redoubling its effort to combat the manipulation of “microcap” stocks, opening about half a dozen investigations each month into schemes suspected of bilking mom-and-pop investors, agency officials said. As the SEC describes it, the term microcaps typically refers to the low-priced shares offered by the smallest of public companies, the ones that do not qualify to be listed on the large national exchanges, often because their stock is too thinly traded or too cheap. Read more of this post

Asia’s richest man Li Ka-Shing has revealed his inner hopes and fears in a dramatic press interview

Li’s political pipe dream
Eddie Luk
Friday, November 29, 2013

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Asia’s richest man has revealed his inner hopes and fears in a dramatic press interview. And Li Ka-shing, chairman of Cheung Kong and Hutchison Whampoa, said if he could turn back the clock and start again, he’d be a politician. However, Li warned that Hong Kong should not be ruled by an individual, and the government should never exercise its powers selectively. In a wide-ranging interview with the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily, Li spoke about his sons, the HK$2 billion he paid a kidnapper, politics, government, the market situation and his commitment to Hong Kong. Present at the interview was the director of the Li Ka Shing Foundation, Solina Chau Hoi-shuen. Read more of this post

There is little doubt that Li Ka-shing loves his two sons, a point he made clear. What’s more, he said, they love their country

Doting dad happy with how boys turned out 
Eddie Luk
Friday, November 29, 2013
There is little doubt that Li Ka-shing loves his two sons, a point he made clear. What’s more, he said, they love their country. Li said elder son Victor Li Tzar-kuoi is hardworking and meticulous while Richard Li Tzar-kai is clever but playful. He also said Victor, who has been working alongside him for the past 30 years, is “serious and never lazy.” Read more of this post

Li Ka-shing broke his silence of 17 years to say he never had second thoughts when asked to pay HK$2 billion by the kidnapper of his eldest son Victor Li Tzar-kuoi

What tycoon told gangster who abducted son
Staff reporter
Friday, November 29, 2013
Li Ka-shing broke his silence of 17 years to say he never had second thoughts when asked to pay HK$2 billion by the kidnapper of his eldest son Victor Li Tzar-kuoi. However, Li said he told the gangster “Big Spender” Cheung Tze-keung that he could get his hands on only HK$1 billion immediately and that he would have to go to the bank to get the rest. Read more of this post

James Dyson on Negative Feedback

James Dyson on Negative Feedback

November 27, 2013

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Dyson’s first invention was the Rotork Sea Truck, a watercraft he sold while in art school

James Dyson
Managing director, Dyson
Net worth: $4.4 billion

How do you deal with negative feedback?
—@amalt

You learn from it. Often it starts a line of development: Well, yes, that person said they want a light vacuum, which is impossible, because motors are very heavy. So you say, “We might develop light electric motors—no one’s ever done it before; we must do it.” About 18 years ago, we set off on that journey. It took us 15 years before we launched a revolutionary small, light motor. Negative feedback is really interesting. I enjoy it in a masochistic way.

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