As chief regulatory counsel of the Americas for BT Global Services, Sheba Chacko closely watches regulations that could have far-reaching implications for the international division of British Telecommunications. She shares her insights on how she helps the world’s oldest communications company stay competitive against a backdrop that often feels like “ever-increasing barriers.” What new regulations in the Americas are you watching most closely? The regulations that are relevant to BT as a provider of information and communications technology services to global companies are those that affect the deployment and security of communications infrastructure and services, and the use, location, storage, […]
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What’s in South Dakota? The Mount Rushmore State may be the fifth least-populous state but turns out it holds plenty of adventure travel.
It’s been 70 years since one of the world’s worst anniversaries: On Aug. 6, 1945, at 8:15 a.m., the United States dropped the first atomic bomb, on its first victim – the city of Hiroshima. In an instant, some 80,000 people died. Three days later, on Aug. 9, a second, bigger atomic bomb, dubbed “Fat Man,” was dropped on the port city of Nagasaki. There, too, the casualties were equally horrific, with 40,000 people killed instantly; a final death toll was ultimately calculated at 50,000. In all, over a span of 3 days, the world’s first use of a nuclear […]
Westminster dog show and Madison Square Garden – it’s hard to think of one without the other. But back in the day, the dog show extravaganza actually got its start back at the Westminster Hotel, in New York City. In the late 1870s, a group of hunting sportsmen who routinely met there created a kennel club to showcase purebred dogs. The name of the hotel, and its association with the dog show competition, has stuck long after its demolition in 1909. During the hotel’s heyday, Charles Dickens stayed there, as well as the American singer Clara Louise Kellogg, American realist […]
Sometimes it’s the people who make the place. And sometimes it’s the dogs. At least that’s the case every year at Madison Square Garden, where more than 2,5000 purebred dogs compete in the what is second only to the Kentucky Derby as the oldest continuously held sports event in the United States: the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. With less than a day to go to the most prestigious dog show nationwide, check out this look back at past champions: 2010 — Sadie OK, this win hardly came as a surprise, given the soft spot judges have held for terriers […]