Front-End Development – MYNYML http://mynyml.com/ Thu, 19 May 2022 14:51:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mynyml.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/cropped-icon-32x32.png Front-End Development – MYNYML http://mynyml.com/ 32 32 Senior Front End Developer – Gauteng Sandown https://mynyml.com/senior-front-end-developer-gauteng-sandown/ Thu, 19 May 2022 14:51:50 +0000 https://mynyml.com/senior-front-end-developer-gauteng-sandown/ Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug web and mobile applications used across the enterprise. You will participate in the design and development of front-end designs for business administration products and systems. The functions and tasks are varied. Responsibilities and Duties: Senior front-end developers are expected to have a broad impact within the teams systems. This includes: […]]]>

Design, develop, troubleshoot and debug web and mobile applications used across the enterprise. You will participate in the design and development of front-end designs for business administration products and systems. The functions and tasks are varied.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Senior front-end developers are expected to have a broad impact within the teams systems. This includes:

  • Assist with UX/UI to shape the evolution of the look and feel of systems developed by Fedgroup
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team on architecture, design and UX issues
  • Build using the technology best suited to our current business problems
  • Refactor and improve existing code
  • Review code written by team members
  • Help us with our other JavaScript and Node based web applications if needed
  • Help set up tools, processes and documentation to improve the quality of our code
  • Collaborate on product and technical requirements

Minimum qualifications and experience:

  • 4+ years of experience developing web applications
  • Good understanding of responsive web design
  • Advanced HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript programming skills
  • JavaScript experience (ECMAScript 6)
  • Experience in one of the following frameworks (React, React Native, Angular)
  • Experience with serialization as JSON
  • Experience with wireframing and UI prototyping
  • Experience using web services such as APIs.
  • Experience with Bootstrap 4
  • Understanding of GIT and source control
  • Experience with Node.js
  • Experience with UX design
  • Experience with wireframing and UI prototyping

Tech stack:

  • react native
  • React JS
  • .NET Core
  • .NET Web API
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • BitBucket (Git repository)
  • JIRA (Project tracking)

Advantageous Experience:

  • C#.NET
  • React native experience
  • Understanding SEO
  • Understanding of mobile devices and how to design/develop them
  • Apply UX/UI best practices to systems and help provide a seamless user experience
  • Experience with wireframing and UI prototyping
  • Solid understanding of front-end packages such as WebPack, grunt, gulp
  • Experience with “Style at Scale” (SCSS, Sass, LESS)
  • An eye for a sleek user interface, attention to detail, and a drive to explore new technologies and designs

Applicants must provide

  • resume
  • Portfolio / link to online portfolio

Desired skills:

  • react native
  • React JS
  • .Net Core
  • .Net Web API
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • bitbucket
  • Jira

Desired work experience:

Find out more/Apply to this position

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Composability is driving change for digital experiences https://mynyml.com/composability-is-driving-change-for-digital-experiences/ Tue, 17 May 2022 11:00:31 +0000 https://mynyml.com/composability-is-driving-change-for-digital-experiences/ PHOTO: Athiwat Seeking to solve long lead times and inefficiencies, companies are moving away from monolithic technology and toward composability, decentralizing innovation and delivering business results faster than before. The support is there, with venture capital flowing into decoupled, headless and Jamstack technologies, but companies will need to overcome internal inertia and engage people and […]]]>

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Seeking to solve long lead times and inefficiencies, companies are moving away from monolithic technology and toward composability, decentralizing innovation and delivering business results faster than before.

The support is there, with venture capital flowing into decoupled, headless and Jamstack technologies, but companies will need to overcome internal inertia and engage people and processes for the transition to a decoupled future.

Dig into MACH architectures

Composable, decoupled, and MACH (microservices, API-based, cloud, and headless) marketing technologies are all part of the same modern, modular technology approach where the front-end (what the user sees and interacts with) and the back-end (the business and the underlying data processes) are separated from each other. Non-IT functions like marketing and human resources are then able to manage these separate digital interfaces.

Components can be quickly selected and assembled in different ways to independently optimize front and rear ends without fear that changing one will affect the other.

The separate front-end and back-end work together efficiently through simple communication protocols – more efficiently, in fact, than if they were truly intertwined.

In technical terms, composable technologies disrupt traditional architectures by using decoupled patterns for applications, integrations, and cloud services. Headless content management, headless search, and Jamstack services are examples of well-funded marketing technologies that support the notion of operational independence and rapidly evolving composable businesses.

These modular technologies dramatically reduce time to market, enabling agile business maneuvers like setting up new websites in days and new features in hours.

Related Article: Goodbye DXPs, Hello Composable Stacks

Decoupling promises solutions

Digital technology investors and evaluators clearly recognize the need to address long-standing digital transformation issues such as time-to-market delays, uncontrollable project costs, vendor lock-in, and reliance on specialist skills. Let’s take a closer look at some of the critical expected business outcomes of composable investments:

  • Speed ​​to market: Executive sponsors can immediately demonstrate measurable results with technology that allows them to compete with digital-focused companies, capitalize on timely opportunities, and meet rapidly changing market demands.
  • Operational independence: Business leaders are looking to manage digital products with much less reliance on scarce IT resources or expensive systems integrators.
  • Cost control: MACH composability inherently allows you to reduce technical debt and decommission legacy systems that consume budget and talent.
  • Optimization of intellectual property: By decoupling the front-end from other systems, you can compete with your business rules, market savvy, and differentiated customer experience.
  • Professional development: Your staff is exposed to a broader set of product management and go-to-market skills, which helps retain talent during this “big quit” time.

Related Article: What Digital Leaders Want in MACH-Based Architectures

Traditional businesses stuck on outdated platforms

Are these promised business results coming true? Yes and no. Businesses built on speed and market-ready technology (such as FinTech and HealthTech) benefit. However, traditional enterprises, which remain stuck on outdated platforms and neglect to integrate their processes and teams, are yet to fully realize these significant business benefits.

Many enterprise-scale organizations are struggling to let go of monolithic technologies. Time and money have been invested in integrating things like digital marketing software suites – libraries have been built, development teams and management processes put in place, entire departments structured around platform maintenance.

Systems integrators who benefit from longer lead times and more complex and expensive technologies do not help. This limits opportunities for innovation and can lead to turf battles over resources and prioritization, which is why culture is so critical to achieving composable business outcomes.

Keys to success: platforms, processes, people

What does it take to recognize success here? It is a three-pronged approach:

  • Platforms: End portal software suites and monolithic technologies that have passed their expiration date. Leadership teams should work cross-functionally on composability and agree that the adoption of MACH and decoupling will require active efforts to terminate agreements and untangle older technologies such as portal software and legacy content repositories .
  • Process: Established governance processes focus on decision-making. To support the vision of composability, business units will need to break out of entrenched hierarchical structures, decide together to support common user experiences across digital products, and enable creative innovation to localize processes. Business results can be achieved when cross-functional business teams (e.g., marketing, sales, finance, strategy, HR, and IT) together create new processes that previously belonged to IT.
  • People: Empowering cross-functional teams is perhaps the single most important factor in driving digital transformations and achieving business results through decoupled technologies. Achieving operational independence while reducing dependency on vendors and IT requires a culture that enables a decentralized way of working. Hierarchical cultures will struggle with composability because of their siled approach to organizational power that is fueled by “owning” technologies that should be retired or decoupled so that business owners can leverage layers of experience without depending of a key person.

Conclusion: Which side of the composable tipping point are you on?

Despite the fact that many organizations of all sizes will always struggle with cultural barriers, more and more organizations will proactively implement decoupled technologies with an evolved set of processes and updated operating models as as an essential factor in the growth and transformation of their incomes.

We are at a tipping point – investors and buyers have realized this. It is now up to the rest of the organization to help realize meaningful gains by recognizing that internal inertia exists and that organizational change and cross-functional trust are prerequisites for realizing composable enterprise gains.

Eric Feige is a digital transformation leader serving innovation-driven financial services, healthcare and technology organizations. As Chief Strategy Officer at VShift, he mobilizes the marketing, sales, product, technology, human resources and operations functions around actionable strategies that increase revenue growth.

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Marquez and Nakagami sixth and seventh in the sun… https://mynyml.com/marquez-and-nakagami-sixth-and-seventh-in-the-sun/ Sun, 15 May 2022 17:06:00 +0000 https://mynyml.com/marquez-and-nakagami-sixth-and-seventh-in-the-sun/ The Honda pair had hoped for cooler weather this afternoon, but conditions were the hottest all weekend, reducing grip, which is currently a problem for the all-new 2022 RC213V. As always, Marquez gave his all, from the lights out to the checkered flag, taking part in a typically determined race, this time from the fourth […]]]>

The Honda pair had hoped for cooler weather this afternoon, but conditions were the hottest all weekend, reducing grip, which is currently a problem for the all-new 2022 RC213V.

As always, Marquez gave his all, from the lights out to the checkered flag, taking part in a typically determined race, this time from the fourth row of the grid, which he shared with Nakagami and Pol Espargaro (Repsol Honda Team Honda RC213V).

The first lap was particularly frenetic, with Marquez and Nakagami attacking immediately to fight their way through the field, finishing the lap seventh and ninth, after starting from tenth and twelfth.

Marquez did all he could, but as the hot track took its toll on the tyres, he struggled to maintain his usual tight lines, despite changing his front tire on the grid to the most supple to medium, which had been tricky in the cooler. conditions Friday and Saturday, especially in the few left turns of the track.

The hot track became too difficult for some drivers, with seven of the 24 starters sliding, all injury-free, over the 27 laps. Despite the challenges, Marquez has kept everything under control and the 29-year-old Spaniard and six-time MotoGP king will take everything he learned from this race and use it to continue the development of the latest RC213V.

After the race was over, Nakagami had a rather lonely run in seventh place, crossing the finish line 1.5 seconds behind Marquez. It matched his fine seventh place finish at the Spanish GP two weeks ago and suggested the 30-year-old from Chiba is starting to come into his own as the 2022 MotoGP World reaches a third away.

Espargaro didn’t have as strong a start to the race as his RC213V teammates ahead of him. The 30-year-old dropped a few places in the fray, finishing the opening round in 13th, leaving him at the back of the pack, with plenty of work to do.

The former Moto2 World Champion did everything to improve but spent a large part of the race in a group on a circuit where it is particularly difficult to overtake. And he lost positions in the final stages when a rival crashed in front of him at turn three, forcing him to slow down and take evasive action.

Nakagami’s teammate Alex Marquez (LCR Honda CASTROL Honda RC213V) did well to score two World Championship points in 14th, after starting from 21st and picking up a penalty for a long lap.

The 26-year-old Spaniard, who scored his first MotoGP podium here two years ago, got off to a strong start and entered a small group of riders battling for the final championship points.

The MotoGP paddock is now enjoying a weekend off before entering a very eventful period, with the Italian and Catalunya Grands Prix on May 29 and June 5, followed by the German GP and the Dutch TT June 19 and 26.

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Explore a wide range of NFTs with NFT market development https://mynyml.com/explore-a-wide-range-of-nfts-with-nft-market-development/ Fri, 13 May 2022 21:06:53 +0000 https://mynyml.com/explore-a-wide-range-of-nfts-with-nft-market-development/ The NFTs are the global singing audience as they have had a lot of impact, improving each of them with their annual evolution. They started with the colored pieces, which had some difficulty. So, where does this technological craze come from? The story of NFTs and the man who invented them, Kevin McCoy, begins on […]]]>

The NFTs are the global singing audience as they have had a lot of impact, improving each of them with their annual evolution. They started with the colored pieces, which had some difficulty. So, where does this technological craze come from?

The story of NFTs and the man who invented them, Kevin McCoy, begins on May 3, 2014. Long before the crypto art industry exploded, he designed “Quantum,” a non-fungible coin.

A pixelated image of an octagon, The Quantum, is filled with shapes that all share a central point, with larger shapes surrounding smaller ones and pulsating hypnotically in vibrant color. This one-of-a-kind art installation (2014-2021) is on sale for $7 million.

the NFT are open to evolution, and it’s destined for something, and it’s not something like climate change. It’s the now, the present, and it has something for the future, and it goes on and on. We must therefore start investing in them and consider them from a commercial point of view.

However, to make it a big sensation, you would have to belong to those cryptopreneurs who make their own NFTs – something rare that might be new to the outside world. For this you need an NFT market. Try to build one and become someone great.

What is an NFT?

A non-fungible token is nothing more than a one-of-a-kind digital asset. Bitcoins are fungible, which means they are all the same and can be used interchangeably. A non-fungible token is something like a work of art. I can have two identical digital artworks, but each one is entirely different.

Two NFTs by crypto artist Josie are shown in the example below. Although the two coins are identical, versions #4 and #5 of “Choose” are not on the blockchain.

Now you might have a doubt after hearing all these things that can create NFT

Who can create NFTs?

An NFT can be created by anyone – including artists, entrepreneurs, art advocates, businesses, authors, videographers, social media personalities, and even regular Joes and Joannas. There are no prior experience requirements, and anyone can create an NFT as long as they can prove they created or legally own the content.

The celebrity leap to NFTs

Film stills, posters, snippets of classic lines, and social media content will all be part of Salman’s NFT collection. But there was Big B before Salman. One of the first Bollywood celebrities to launch their own NFT was Amitabh Bachchan. Bachchan said Aug. 30 that his NFTs, which include an autographed poster of Sholay and poems recited by him, will be released on a web platform in November.

Sunny Leone became the first Bollywood star to launch her own NFT line last month. Sunny’s NFTs – a carefully curated collection of artwork – will be available on her website. “NFTs are the way of the future,” the actress said. “They are thrilled to be able to deliver the future to India and the rest of the world, to write history and deliver an NFT that my supporters can buy and sell.” Actors Vishaal Malhotra, Tanuj Virwani and Raai Laxmi are said to have collaborated with NFT platforms.

How does an NFT marketplace work?

From the customer’s perspective, an NFT market can be understood.

All NFT platforms require users to register and download their applications, whether they are NFT creators or collectors. Their apps serve as a digital wallet to store and access your NFTs.

Creators can then upload their digital assets to the creators section of the Marketplace app and convert them into NFTs. They choose the number of copies and the cryptocurrency in which they will accept payments when setting up the NFT. In their NFTs, creators can also specify a fee for future transactions.

The tokens are then submitted for approval and listing after being produced. For marketplace listing, creators can choose between an auction with a reserve price or a fixed price. A smart contract The transaction is created when an enthusiast places an order and ownership rights are transferred.

The exclusive development of the NFT market

  1. Development from scratch

A team with extensive experience in front-end, back-end, and blockchain technologies is needed to create a whole new NFT marketplace. For NFT Buyers, NFT Sellers, NFT Creators and Marketplace Admin you will need to create portals and apps.

A large sum of money would be required to design, build, test, implement and host the applications and portals on a cloud server. Security, authorization, single sign-on, user administration, inventory management, transaction settlement, currency conversion, banking connectivity, shopping cart, marketing and process auctions are just some of the things you will have to deal with.

  1. White Label NFT Marketplaces

Many blockchain developers have already created fully integrated NFT marketplace frameworks. These frameworks are customizable, allowing clients – the NFT market managers – to make the necessary adjustments. The UI/UX is smooth, minimalist and easily customizable.

NFT market development companies are in the best position to offer the latest technological advancements to your market, as they already host many such applications. Moreover, these white label products are fully connected to multiple blockchains, allowing you to use them.

Future use cases

NFT has been something special and has penetrated almost everything – and it is meant to be. It showed the future, as everything was transformed into NFT, and music, games, etc., fed the public towards their developments. Now let’s look at some of the future use cases.

Location-based NFTs

Distributing NFTs to visitors to places – monuments, museums and galleries – was an untested strategy. However, it is currently proving to be a beneficial financial benefit for the participants and the venue.

Visitors were given the opportunity to strike a CryptoVenetian at the Bright Moments NFT Gallery in Los Angeles, for example, with holders gaining exclusive privileges and access to drops.

The incentive was a cost-effective addition – Venetians are for sale on the secondary market, with the most popular selling price being 20 ETH and many people opting for single-digit amounts of ETH.

DNA

Many genetic testing companies have been chastised for handling consumer data privacy – 23andMe, in particular, has come under fire for reselling its users’ data en masse. Nebula Genomics, on the other hand, wants to show that they value privacy. Professor George Church founded Nebula, which placed Church’s DNA data on the blockchain, where it will exist in perpetuity and cannot be deleted.

In the field of personal genomics, Church’s DNA has much historical relevance. The NFT will run on the Ethereum blockchain, encoding the digital location of all of George’s genomic data, which will be held on a decentralized server.

These are things that are beneficial to specific members of the community, and there are a lot more exciting things happening. NFTs have occupied almost every industry and been an important start-up strategy in businesses.

You can expect big turnover in the industry, and NFT acts as a seed for people who are trying to make a breakthrough, and it also helps to improve people’s work.

Conclusion

The development of the NFT market could help people in their daily lives and make them successful entrepreneurs in the making. Have a NFT Marketplace Solution to get the best NFT market creation all over the world. Be a hero in the crypto world with the wide range of facilities available.

Image credit: provided by the author; Thank you!

Linda John

Linda John is a Senior Technical Writer at Blockchain App Factory, dabbling in a wide range of cryptocurrency analysis and predictions. Based in Chicago, Linda John’s astute wit and advice is most sought after among blockchain enthusiasts for advice on new avenues.

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WP Engine expands its headless solution for WordPress – The New Stack https://mynyml.com/wp-engine-expands-its-headless-solution-for-wordpress-the-new-stack/ Wed, 11 May 2022 15:25:12 +0000 https://mynyml.com/wp-engine-expands-its-headless-solution-for-wordpress-the-new-stack/ WordPress technology company WP Engine recently announced new plans for Atlas, a “headless” site and application management framework. With the headless approach, the WordPress software is used strictly as an interface for writers and content editors – it has been decoupled from presentation (design) and publishing (build and deploy). Headless technology isn’t new, but in […]]]>

WordPress technology company WP Engine recently announced new plans for Atlas, a “headless” site and application management framework. With the headless approach, the WordPress software is used strictly as an interface for writers and content editors – it has been decoupled from presentation (design) and publishing (build and deploy). Headless technology isn’t new, but in an interview with The New Stack, WP Engine co-founder and CTO Jason Cohen said most web developers aren’t using it.

“Much of the incredible innovation in digital experiences today comes from headless architectures,” he said. “We found that many developers were excited about headless but didn’t know where to start. This announcement is a direct response to customer feedback, market gaps and internal innovation to make this possible.

What headless technology can mean for developers

By definition, headless technology stores, manages, and delivers a variety of content on a website, but without front-end delivery. For web developers, a headless approach provides flexibility when creating visual components for backend data. In this online age, when you can consume information on anything from a mobile device to a refrigerator door, that is very valuable.

Without the front-end system in place to dictate how content is presented and where it is hosted, web developers are allowed to separate content creation from presentation and create and customize customer-facing elements in their own way.

The Internet of Things and the devices we use to access it are constantly evolving. Smartphones, watches, and even computers are sure to see significant UX design change over the next five to ten years. Adopting a headless solution can be considered “future proof” since the essential backend is kept in place while the frontend can be thrown away and redone.

“Headless allows developers to decouple the frontend and backend of a site,” Cohen said, “so they can have the flexibility to create high-performance, dynamic user experiences. It allows developers to use frameworks and modern development tools outside of the main CMS, and take advantage of the fact that almost all SaaS services today have APIs.

A new way to design

With countless frameworks and templates available for use in the WordPress ecosystem, new competitors need to bring something special to the table. Cohen claimed that the two main differentiators of Atlas are that it is “a complete headless solution (providing a platform for both the CMS and the decoupled front-end) and that it is is the most efficient solution on the market”. He said that “Atlas provides all of these elements of a headless, yet already connected project, from a single vendor, with one company to call for support and pricing.”

Because Atlas controls all the layers, he continued, “it’s the only headless solution where the frontend and backend work in harmony to deliver functionality that isn’t possible when other solutions are sold. separately and not grouped together”.

As for Cohen’s claim that WP Engine is the best performing headless solution, he says it’s “because it leverages WP Engine’s existing CDN (which is the fastest among WordPress platforms according to Google’s Chrome Real User Experience report), and provides the fastest, most scalable content API between the frontend and WordPress, unlike any other solution.

Faust.js and Blueprints

Contributing to the development community in an educational way is part of WP Engine’s values, according to Cohen. Atlas was released to the public with Faust.js, a JavaScript framework geared towards building front-end applications for headless WordPress websites.

Additionally, Atlas offers the option of an Atlas Sandbox account, a free environment where you can learn and play with all of Atlas’ features. Cohen commented, “Our sandbox accounts are a living example of the ‘give first, get later’ rule. Simply put, we really want to help people become headless WordPress developers, so we provide a free sandbox account that doesn’t expire, with pre-made sites to get started with and tons of learning materials.

Additionally, Atlas offers “Blueprints”, which are more complex than the average WordPress template. Blueprints are React-based front-end websites that come with pre-installed plugins for headless WordPress publishing.

“Blueprints are complete, functional, headless WordPress sites containing front-end code, data models, data, and plugins that are quickly deployed, so developers can start learning how to put their projects together by looking at a working site. “, Cohen said. “They could use the Blueprint as a basis for their project or just to learn and tinker with. As we all know, it’s much easier to “modify” than “write”, easier to modify something that works than to create something from a blank sheet of paper (or an IDE empty).”

Conclusion

Headless won’t replace the traditional WordPress CMS system anytime soon, but its use is growing. “The internet is a huge space,” Cohen commented, “with room for many different kinds of technologies with a range of trade-offs. A traditional CMS will still be the right choice for millions of websites, as it is. today, although in ten years there will also be millions of headless sites.

The New Stack is a wholly owned subsidiary of Insight Partners, an investor in the following companies mentioned in this article: Real.

Featured image via Shutterstock.

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Incannex Healthcare (ASX:IHL) plans US FDA meeting over positive IHL-216A results – The Market Herald https://mynyml.com/incannex-healthcare-asxihl-plans-us-fda-meeting-over-positive-ihl-216a-results-the-market-herald/ Tue, 10 May 2022 02:23:48 +0000 https://mynyml.com/incannex-healthcare-asxihl-plans-us-fda-meeting-over-positive-ihl-216a-results-the-market-herald/ Subscribe Be the first with news that moves the market Inannex Healthcare (IHL) announces positive results from a preclinical study testing its drug IHL-216A in rodent models The study compared IHL-216A to CBD and isoflurane in a study model developed with the US NFL to mimic the type of brain injury that occurs in sports-related […]]]>

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  • Inannex Healthcare (IHL) announces positive results from a preclinical study testing its drug IHL-216A in rodent models
  • The study compared IHL-216A to CBD and isoflurane in a study model developed with the US NFL to mimic the type of brain injury that occurs in sports-related concussions.
  • IHL-216A restored spatial memory after 24 hours in rodent models, while rats treated with CBD alone experienced only partially restored spatial memory
  • Incannex says the results further confirm its drug’s benefits and is accelerating a pre-investigation new drug (IND) meeting with the US FDA later this year
  • IHL shares are trading down 7.89% at 35 cents

Incannex Healthcare (IHL) has announced positive results from a preclinical study testing its drug IHL-216A in head trauma.

The study compared IHL-216A to its component drug, cannabidiol (CBD) and isoflurane, using six groups of 24 Sprague Dawley rats.

The study model was developed in conjunction with the US National Football League (NFL) to represent the type of brain injury that can occur in sports-related concussions.

Concussions suffered by NFL players were adapted to rodent subjects to mimic collision mechanisms.

IHL-216A was observed to have a strong neuroprotective effect in that it restored spatial memory after 24 hours in injured rodent models, while those who received only the vehicle as a treatment had not restored spatial memory.

Rats that were treated with CBD alone experienced only partially restored spatial memory, further confirming the benefits of Incannex Healthcare’s new drug combination over CBD alone.

IHL Scientific Director Dr. Mark Bleackley said it was “exciting” that Incannex observed a neuroprotective effect for IHL-216A.

“Combining the results of our two animal studies indicates that IHL-216A has the potential to be effective in reducing the effects of traumatic brain injury across the spectrum of injury severity,” Dr. Bleackley said.

Due to the positive preclinical results, the healthcare stock began preparing a pre-Investigational New Drug (IND) meeting brief for IHL-216A.

The company is targeting a pre-IND meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the September quarter of 2022. The meeting will discuss Incannex’s plan to conduct a clinical trial for a new drug application and a marketing approval.

IHL fell 7.89% to trade at 35 cents at 11:10 a.m. AEST.

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The spin-off: Inside Auckland’s building boom: ‘The next development could be the end of you’ https://mynyml.com/the-spin-off-inside-aucklands-building-boom-the-next-development-could-be-the-end-of-you/ Sun, 08 May 2022 02:10:02 +0000 https://mynyml.com/the-spin-off-inside-aucklands-building-boom-the-next-development-could-be-the-end-of-you/ A switchable glass window allows it to frost at the press of a button. Photo / Provided Previously posted in The Spinoff Real estate prices are falling and the cost of building materials is rising. A developer admits that it is risky to build townhouses. “It is an American oak stair nosing,” says Antony Fotheringhame. […]]]>

A switchable glass window allows it to frost at the press of a button. Photo / Provided

Previously posted in The Spinoff

Real estate prices are falling and the cost of building materials is rising. A developer admits that it is risky to build townhouses.

“It is an American oak stair nosing,” says Antony Fotheringhame. The tanned builder stands on a staircase in a new four-bedroom house on the Te Atatu Peninsula, brushing dust off the steps with his palm.

“Normally you carpet the stairs,” he says. Instead, he made the wooden staircase to match the kitchen floors, then installed a custom handrail that lights up at night.

It took a lot longer and cost more, but Fotheringhame thinks it’s worth it. “It’s the little things,” he says. “We try to do things differently.”

In this crisp suburban family home and the five others built on this 800 square meter site, no corner has been cut.

The kitchen is lit by a switchable glass window that allows residents to protect the living areas from strangers with the push of a button. “It cost us way too much money,” says Ariki Fotheringhame, Antony’s wife and business partner in their A&A Fotheringhame Builders business. “We’re a little over it.”

Kwila wood was used on the decks of five properties at 70 Neil Ave.  Photo / Provided
Kwila wood was used on the decks of five properties at 70 Neil Ave. Photo / Provided

Other developers would block up to 11 properties on similarly sized sites, often with no room for cars or bins. But the Fotheringhams refuse to cut corners to make more money.

Their motto is: “If we can’t live there, then… we don’t want to build it. And we don’t expect anyone else to live there.

This property on the Te Atatu Peninsula recently sold for over $1 million. As they show me around, Antony and Ariki’s nerves are evident. The developers invited The Spinoff to see what they were up to after reading this story which covered the incredible amount of development going on in the western suburbs of Auckland.

Afraid of sticking their necks out and citing the refusal of residents, all the promoters approached had refused to declare themselves. After several tentative email exchanges, the Fotheringhams decided to have their say.

Why now? “We’re not like other developers,” says Ariki. With their two children, the young family lives in the suburbs, they both work there and have family there.

They love the community and say their homes reflect it. “We don’t want to come back year after year and fix things,” says Ariki. “We don’t want to get a bad reputation…we want to walk past and say ‘We built this’.”

A builder works on the roof of the Neil Ave houses in the Fotheringhames.  Photo/Facebook
A builder works on the roof of the Neil Ave houses in the Fotheringhames. Photo/Facebook

If they are making a shonky product, word will soon spread. After two successful developments in townhouse construction on Neil Ave, they consider themselves among the good guys. They recycle old homes when possible, notify neighbors of upcoming construction noises, and guarantee their work for 10 years.

This is not the case for all developers. Thanks to changes to the unit plan, several development companies have reclaimed dozens of sections across the peninsula, moving or demolishing the original homes, then cramming in as many two-bedroom townhouses as they can fit. Residents fight for street parks and find inventive ways to get rid of trash.

This has turned Te Atatū into a battleground between those who want the suburbs to stay the same and those who see the benefits of a growing population. This argument plays out in daily posts on the community’s Facebook page and in conversations between neighbors, all punctuated by the familiar background noise of construction.

Tired of arguments or worried about building three-storey townhouses next door, some have fled the peninsula for quieter parts of the country. The day I visited Ariki and Antony, I took my daughter to school and met a friend. One of his first questions was whether we intended to move. As we spoke, hammers and nail guns could be heard from a nearby construction site.

Antony and Ariki run one of the smaller development companies working in Te Atatū. They have completed two sites and have three more on their books. They already have direct experience of this overflowing tension. Recently, they were accosted by a local who accused them of “ruining the community”.

“She’s lived here all her life,” says Ariki, who can relate to her point. “She’s crazy for that to change.”

The Fotheringhames began to develop two years ago, on a site on Neil Ave opposite the one we are in. Fed up with working for others, Antony decided he wanted to build for himself. They moved the original house from the site next door, built a house in front, then lived there while developing three more townhouses behind them.

One day, during construction, a competing promoter visits them. He asked Antoine why he was only putting four houses on the site, then told him to fire his financial adviser. He thought he was crazy for not maximizing profits by hoarding as much as possible. Visit any street on the peninsula and you’ll see examples of developers doing just that.

“We told him that we care about the community,” says Ariki. “If we weren’t doing it in our own community, we’re not going to do it in somebody else’s community.”

That’s why they refuse to cut corners. “If we skimp there, it drops the rest of what we’re trying to do,” says Antony. “If you cut a corner there, you’ll cut a corner on your roofing product or you’ll cut a corner on the decking.”

Ariki recently quit her job as a schoolteacher to work full-time in the company. With the housing market down and construction costs rising, the two admit it’s not a good time to be a developer. Some products must be ordered 18 months in advance, says Ariki. The banks will no longer lend them money and they have been forced to turn to second-tier lenders. It all sounds risky. He is.

“It’s a huge risk,” says Antony. “If it wasn’t so risky, everyone would be doing it…the next development could be your end.” But the pair refuses to cut quality to save on costs, even during a market meltdown. “We think quality speaks,” says Antony. “Even in a quiet time like this, we like to think that a good product will sell and a crap product won’t.

People seem to notice. I spoke to a potential buyer who recently viewed his Neil Ave site and was impressed with the attention to detail. “The work they produce is legit and they involve you throughout the process…choosing key design elements like faucets and tiles.”

Yet the question remains: why was Te Atatū targeted? The Fotheringhams say it’s not just this suburb. On recent drives to the airport and north to Red Beach, they were shocked at the number of new developments they saw.

Despite the ups and downs of the market, development on the outskirts is here to stay. “You drive anywhere,” says Antony, “and it’s everywhere.”

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Ukraine Live News: Russia targets last fighters in Azovstal steel plant https://mynyml.com/ukraine-live-news-russia-targets-last-fighters-in-azovstal-steel-plant/ Thu, 05 May 2022 19:19:07 +0000 https://mynyml.com/ukraine-live-news-russia-targets-last-fighters-in-azovstal-steel-plant/ WASHINGTON — The United States provided intelligence on Russian units that enabled the Ukrainians to target and kill numerous Russian generals who died in action during the war in Ukraine, according to senior American officials. Ukrainian officials said they killed about 12 generals on the front lines, a number that stunned military analysts. The targeting […]]]>

WASHINGTON — The United States provided intelligence on Russian units that enabled the Ukrainians to target and kill numerous Russian generals who died in action during the war in Ukraine, according to senior American officials.

Ukrainian officials said they killed about 12 generals on the front lines, a number that stunned military analysts.

The targeting assistance is part of a classified effort by the Biden administration to provide real-time battlefield intelligence to Ukraine. The intelligence also includes planned Russian troop movements drawn from recent US assessments of Moscow’s secret battle plan for fighting in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, the officials said. Officials declined to say how many generals had been killed with US aid.

The United States focused on providing the location and other details of the Russian military’s mobile headquarters, which moves frequently. Ukrainian officials combined this geographic information with their own intelligence — including intercepted communications that alert the Ukrainian military to the presence of senior Russian officers — to carry out artillery strikes and other attacks that killed officers. Russians.

The intelligence sharing is part of an increased flow of US aid that includes heavier weapons and tens of billions in aid, demonstrating how quickly early US restrictions on support for Ukraine changed as the war enters a new stage which could take place over months.

US intelligence support to the Ukrainians had a decisive effect on the battlefield, confirming targets identified by the Ukrainian military and pointing them to new targets. The flow of actionable intelligence on the movement of Russian troops that America has given Ukraine has little precedent.

Since failing to advance on Kyiv, the capital, at the start of the war, Russia has tried to regroup, with a more concentrated push into eastern Ukraine which, so far , moved slowly and unevenly.

Officials interviewed for this article spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss details of the classified intelligence shared with Ukraine.

The administration has sought to keep much of the battlefield intelligence secret lest it be seen as an escalation and provoke Russian President Vladimir V. Putin into a wider war. US officials would not describe how they obtained information on Russian troop headquarters for fear of jeopardizing their collection methods. But throughout the war, US intelligence agencies used a variety of sources, including classified and commercial satellites, to track Russian troop movements.

Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III went so far as to say last month that “we want to see Russia weakened to the point that it cannot do the kinds of things it did by invading the ‘Ukraine”.

Asked about the intelligence provided to the Ukrainians, John F. Kirby, the Pentagon spokesman, said that “we will not discuss the details of this information.” But he acknowledged that the United States provides “Ukraine with information and intelligence that they can use to defend themselves.”

After the article was published, Adrienne Watson, spokesperson for the National Security Council, said in a statement that battlefield intelligence was not provided to Ukrainians “with the intention of killing Russian generals. “.

Not all strikes were carried out with US intelligence. A strike over the weekend at a location in eastern Ukraine where General Valery Gerasimov, Russia’s highest-ranking uniformed officer, had visited was not helped by the services US intelligence, according to several US officials. The United States refrains from providing intelligence on Russia’s top leaders, officials said.

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But US intelligence played a crucial role in the deaths of other generals, officials have acknowledged.

The United States regularly provides information on the movement of Russian troops and equipment and helps Ukraine confirm the location of critical targets. Other NATO allies also provide real-time intelligence to the Ukrainian military.

The Biden administration is also supplying new weapons that should improve Ukraine’s ability to target senior Russian officers. The smaller version of the Switchblade drone, now hitting the battlefield, can be used to identify and kill individual soldiers, and could take out a general sitting in a vehicle or giving orders on a front line.

US officials have publicly acknowledged that the United States began providing Ukraine with actionable intelligence in the run-up to the February 24 Russian invasion. Prior to the invasion, for example, US intelligence agencies warned of an impending attack on Hostomel airport north of Kyiv. . This allowed Ukraine to strengthen its defenses. The Russian Airborne Forces were ultimately unable to hold the airfield.

While information provided by the United States to Ukraine has proven valuable, Russian generals have often exposed themselves to wiretapping by talking on unsecured phones and radios, current and former U.S. military officials said. .

“It shows a lack of discipline, a lack of experience, arrogance and an inability to appreciate Ukrainian capabilities,” said Frederick B. Hodges, the former commander in chief of the US Army in Europe, who currently works at the Center for European Policy Analysis. “It is not difficult to geolocate someone on the phone who speaks in the clear.”

Russian military tactics also made senior generals vulnerable. A centralized, top-down hierarchy of command gives decision-making power only to the highest levels—compared to the more decentralized American structure that pushes many battlefield decisions down to senior enlisted personnel and junior officers—forcing Russian generals to make risky trips to the front lines to solve logistical and operational problems.

“When there are problems, the general officers have to go and fix the problem,” said General Hodges.

Although the administration remains cautious about inflaming Mr Putin to the point that he further escalates his attacks – President Biden has said he will not send US troops to Ukraine or establish any “no-fly zone” – current and former officials said the White House finds some value in warning Russia that Ukraine has the clout of the United States and NATO behind it.

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Some European officials believe that despite Mr Putin’s rhetoric that Russia is fighting NATO and the West, he has so far been dissuaded from starting a wider war. US officials are less certain and have been debating for weeks why Mr Putin has not done more to escalate the conflict.

Officials said Moscow had its own calculations to weigh, including whether it could handle a larger war, particularly one that would allow NATO to invoke its mutual defense charter or enter more directly into the war.

“Obviously we want the Russians to know on some level that we are helping the Ukrainians to that extent, and we will continue to do so,” said Evelyn Farkas, former senior defense ministry official for Russia and the United States. Ukraine in the Obama administration and currently executive director of the McCain Institute. “We will give them everything they need to win, and we are not afraid of Vladimir Putin’s reaction to that. We will not be discouraged.”

But sharing information is considered a safe form of aid because it is invisible, or at least undeniable. US intelligence services have provided secret information to Ukraine in a wide range of areas, from Russian troop movements to targeting data, officials said.

Last month, the United States increased the flow of intelligence to Ukraine on Russian forces in the Donbass and Crimea, as military forces in kyiv prepared to defend against a new offensive by Moscow in the eastern Ukraine, U.S. officials said.

“There is a significant amount of intelligence coming from the United States to Ukraine,” Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Senate panel on Tuesday. “We opened the pipes.”

Michael Schwirtz contributed reporting from Ukraine.

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Victorian budget reveals $400m digital spending spree by 2025-26 https://mynyml.com/victorian-budget-reveals-400m-digital-spending-spree-by-2025-26/ Tue, 03 May 2022 06:13:00 +0000 https://mynyml.com/victorian-budget-reveals-400m-digital-spending-spree-by-2025-26/ Credit: provided The Victorian government announced plans to spend over $400m on digital initiatives by 2025-26 in its latest budget, with around $173.5m planned for 2022-23. According to the state budget documents for 2022-23, the bulk of government spending will go to the digital strategy and transformation of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministry, at […]]]>

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The Victorian government announced plans to spend over $400m on digital initiatives by 2025-26 in its latest budget, with around $173.5m planned for 2022-23.

According to the state budget documents for 2022-23, the bulk of government spending will go to the digital strategy and transformation of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministry, at $115.7 million.

Of this amount, $63.2 million will be given to Service Victoria to provide more digital services with “new channels for simple and fast interactions with the government”, and an additional $23.3 million will be spent in this area. in 2023-2024.

The coming financial year will also see $4.4 million spent on government datasets for the state government’s Insights Victoria platform, monitoring and reporting on public health and mobility trends, as well as as using cross-portfolio data and analytics to track deployment. and the progress of economic recovery initiatives.

In addition, $600,000 is to be spent on data integration to support the government’s early intervention investment framework and $200,000 on child labor monitoring and screening of National Scheme workers. disability insurance (NDIS).

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Bitcoin and Crypto are now primed for a $9 trillion fueled earthquake like the price of Ethereum, BNB, Solana, Cardano, XRP, Terra’s Luna and Avalanche Crater https://mynyml.com/bitcoin-and-crypto-are-now-primed-for-a-9-trillion-fueled-earthquake-like-the-price-of-ethereum-bnb-solana-cardano-xrp-terras-luna-and-avalanche-crater/ Sun, 01 May 2022 10:30:08 +0000 https://mynyml.com/bitcoin-and-crypto-are-now-primed-for-a-9-trillion-fueled-earthquake-like-the-price-of-ethereum-bnb-solana-cardano-xrp-terras-luna-and-avalanche-crater/ Bitcoin BTC and cryptocurrency prices have fallen with equity markets this year as investors brace for a more hawkish Federal Reserve (an investor’s top “contenders” for the title of the world’s dominant cryptocurrency taking much by surprise). Subscribe Now to Forbes CryptoAsset & Blockchain Advisor and successfully navigate the volatile bitcoin and crypto market The […]]]>

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and cryptocurrency prices have fallen with equity markets this year as investors brace for a more hawkish Federal Reserve (an investor’s top “contenders” for the title of the world’s dominant cryptocurrency taking much by surprise).

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The price of bitcoin is down around 40% from its peak of nearly $70,000 per bitcoin late last year, with the price of ethereum also nearly halving. Other major coins, including Binance’s BNB

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Ripple’s XRP

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solana, cardano, luna and terra avalanche – also plunged, wiping $1.2 trillion from the combined crypto market in a matter of months.

Now, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell announced that a half-percentage-point interest rate hike was on the table at next week’s meeting, the market is gearing up. for the central bank to start trimming its massive $9 trillion portfolio of assets as it battles runaway inflation.

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“Macroeconomic uncertainty has driven all risk assets down over the past few months, including bitcoin,” Joe Haggenmiller, head of markets at leading crypto-finance firm XBTO Group, said in comments by email.

“The price volatility in the bitcoin market over the past few weeks can largely be attributed to its correlation with other risky assets, which have generally moved in response to the conflict in Ukraine, supply chain issues due to rising Covid cases in China, and ongoing interest rate hikes and future Federal Reserve balance sheet machinations.”

At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Federal Reserve launched an unprecedented stimulus program that saw its balance sheet double and interest rates fall to historic lows as it flooded the markets with liquidity in a bid to to offset the economic damage of Covid-19 and lockdowns. As the pandemic began to recede and inflation soared, the Fed turned to an attempt to cool the economy.

“It is appropriate, in my opinion, to go a little faster [than the Fed has recently]”Powell said last week, speaking after a roundtable with European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde hosted by the International Monetary Fund, adding that he thought “there was something in the idea of ​​uploading “these movements.

However, economic data this week showed that the US economy contracted in the first three months of the year, contracting 0.4% in the first quarter, its weakest quarter since the early days of the pandemic.

“This is bullish for risk assets like bitcoin and stocks in my view as the Federal Reserve may become less hawkish to avoid a recession,” wrote Marcus Sotiriou, an analyst at the UK-based digital asset broker. -United GlobalBlock, in an emailed note.

Bitcoin, crypto and exchange traders are watching closely for any signs that the Fed will deviate from its telegraphed move at its meeting this week.

“An increase of more than 50 basis points, deviating from the current consensus, could lead to lower risk markets, especially bitcoin,” Haggenmiller added. “Either way, the bitcoin market has proven to be relatively resilient over the long term during times of uncertainty.”

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Meanwhile, the bitcoin and crypto community applauded a series of positive developments this week, including the Central African Republic becoming the second country after El Salvador to adopt bitcoin as legal tender and investment giant Fidelity announcing the launch of 401 000 bitcoin accounts.

“Recently, bitcoin has reached a new stage of mainstream adoption: businesses and countries are now onboarding bitcoin without waiting for bitcoin’s price to skyrocket,” said Alex Adelman, CEO of the bitcoin rewards app. Lolli.

“This lack of correlation between price movements and growing mainstream adoption demonstrates that more and more institutions are grasping the immense utility of bitcoin as a currency and store of value and its inevitable and powerful role in our financial future.”

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