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Motor Show news update – 30 May

NEWS UPDATE FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES MOTOR SHOW LIVEBarney makes new friends at motor show liveCareers Day sure to be an eye openerRoad show brings safety issues in to sharp focusBARNEY MAKES NEW FRIENDS AT MOTOR SHOW LIVEChildren’s favourite Barney proved a big hit with visitors to The Sunday Times Motor Show Live when he made a surprise appearance over the Bank Holiday weekend.The loveable purple dinosaur stopped in on his way to a performance of Barney’s Colourful World Live! at The NIA Academy in Birmingham. He made some new friends in the children’s play area on the Fiat stand before touring the show. CAREERS DAY SURE TO BE AN EYE OPENERStudents seeking a career in the motor industry will have their eyes opened on Careers Day at The Sunday Times Motor Show Live, on Tuesday 1 June.Already, leading careers advisers from the West Midlands have been given a fresh insight into the opportunities available in the modern motor industry as part of the planning process for the day.Advisers from schools and colleges across the West Midlands toured the production plants of manufacturers MG Rover, Peugeot and Land Rover and then finished with a tour of the sights at the show. They heard from experts across the components, production and retail sectors of the industry. Chris Jefferson, education and business adviser from Birmingham and Solihull Connexions said: “To influence young people we need to have an up to date idea of the career opportunities that are available in the motor industry. It’s our job to challenge some of the misconceptions that it’s only an option for school dropouts. A very vibrant industry exists in the UK today that will embrace some of our country’s best talent.”Representatives from the colleges were shown real examples of how the industry is adapting through technological innovation, including concept cars and show debuts.Chris Wallis from the City of Wolverhampton School of Motor Vehicle said: “It’s evident from walking around the show today that the motor industry is on the up. We need to attract high calibre students to make sure we are the best in the world. It’s our duty to tell students from school level that these are positions of prestige and that it’s now less about getting your hands dirty and more about using a laptop.”ROAD SHOW BRINGS SAFETY ISSUES IN TO SHARP FOCUSAs many as one driver in four attending this year’s show is failing a vision screening test and could be unsafe to drive home.That’s a dramatic increase in the one in seven figure recorded at the 2002 show by Specsavers Opticians, which has brought its Drive Safe roadshow back to the event to educate drivers about the dangers of driving with impaired vision.But the increase is not due to show visitors suffering a collective deterioration in eyesight, it’s more about greater understanding of the issues.Jon Clarke, Specsavers’ PR manager, says: “Since we started vision screening in 2002 people are more willing to come forward and discuss the issues. They’re perhaps less worried about failing the test and more concerned with taking appropriate action to get their vision improved.“The numbers failing our vision screening test correlate with the national trend. If one in four drivers visiting the NEC cannot see properly, there’s no doubt that this is putting the lives of road users and pedestrians at risk. That’s why we’re encouraging visitors to the show to come to Hall 10 to take our four minute test, and also why we’re asking the government to tackle this issue head on.”The Drive Safe roadshow is supported by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the road safety organisation Brake. Recent research conducted by Specsavers shows that 87 per cent of motorists are in favour of compulsory eye examinations for drivers every five years, particularly for the over 40s.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Brock Facebook tip Be smart

As registrations come in for the next academic year, Brock University is excited to be welcoming our incoming class.We want our students to have the opportunity to meet and get to know each other before they arrive on campus. The best way to do this is to join our official Facebook group.However, students are reminded to be very careful when posting any personal information online. There are reports of Facebook groups that are not officially administered by the University and whose intentions or affiliations are unclear. For instance, students should refrain from posting class schedules or residence room assignments online.While Brock is a safe community, it is always prudent to keep your personal information private, for your own safety and peace of mind.Incoming students should take care to join the Brock conversation.If you are unsure if you belong to an official Brock Facebook group, please contact liaison@brocku.ca read more

Thad Matta Players given a lot but still deserving of compensation

OSU men’s basketball coach Thad Matta in an Oct. 8 interview with The LanternCredit: Franz Ross / Lantern TV station managerThe NCAA and Big Ten are undergoing major changes, and Thad Matta has taken notice even though he has just over a month to prepare his team for its season opener.The Ohio State men’s basketball coach sat down with The Lantern on Wednesday to discuss his thoughts on paying players, the strength of Big Ten basketball and the upcoming Buckeye basketball season.Players ‘given a lot,’ but still deservingWhen the Ed O’Bannon trial — which went up against the NCAA’s use of student-athlete likenesses — ended over the summer, one thing was clear: student-athletes will be paid in the future.With the decision, players could earn up to $5,000 a year based off the athletic department’s income, which would be a significant change. But for Matta, “it is what it is.”“I understand where the players come from, I think that it’s probably a good thing in terms of what these guys are asked to do,” Matta said of the potential for paying players.He said student-athletes have different expectations that average students wouldn’t necessarily need to worry about, especially when it comes to start times for games running late at night.“So these guys are asked to do a lot that … a normal student isn’t,” Matta said.While student-athletes do not earn a salary or receive pay from their universities, most — especially at a Division I school like OSU — receive extensive financial aid and support, including coverage of the school’s tuition costs.“Now, they’re given a lot, don’t get me wrong on that,” Matta said. “But I think from the standpoint of trying to help these guys out a little bit, I’m all for it.”The O’Bannon decision came just weeks before the Big Ten proposed changes to the NCAA that would include schools being required to cover the full cost of attendance for student-athletes. It would also require schools to guarantee scholarships for a full four years and allow players to return to the university later on to complete their degree if they leave school before graduating.On Wednesday, the conference released a statement saying the decision to guarantee scholarships through degree completion had become official.Matta said he’s found it amusing to hear about other schools announcing they would guarantee scholarships because “Ohio State’s being doing it for years.”“I think that’s kind of the beauty of what this university stands for, where they want to take care of those that have given to the program,” Matta said. “I laughed when I saw schools announcing that and I’m reading it and I’m saying, ‘We’ve been doing this for 10 years and nobody ever knew about it.’”‘Now they’re getting like college basketball’In recent years, football in the Big Ten has not been at its peak.The same can’t be said about basketball, and said he’s perfectly aware of how strong the conference is on the hardwood.“It is what it is, and going into my 11th season now, the one thing I’ve learned about being in the Big Ten is there’s no game on your conference schedule that you look at and say, ‘I know we’re going to win this game,’” he said. “But I think that brings out the best in coaching. I think that brings out the best in your players.”In most years, the teams playing for the NCAA football championship will have no losses, or at most, two. In college basketball, that is rarely the case as the rankings flip-flop throughout the season and teams rise and fall.Over the weekend, the landscape of college football took a shift when five of the top 10 teams in the Associated Press top 25 poll lost, making for an almost completely new set of teams slotting in at No. 2 through No. 5 — and Matta took notice.“I thought it was funny Saturday when I looked at the college football scores, I said, ‘Ahh, now they’re getting like college basketball,’” Matta said. “When (five) of the top 10 teams lose, the competitiveness across the country is becoming what we deal with on a daily basis.”He also said the strength of Big Ten basketball in the collegiate landscape is — at least in part — because of the locations of the schools in the conference compared to where the hotbeds for basketball are throughout the country.“Some of the all-time greatest players are from the Midwest,” he said. “Well, that’s where the Big Ten’s located and I think that’s something a lot of people forget about.”For OSU, being located in the Midwest can be a plus when it comes to recruiting, even in the Buckeyes’ own backyard.There are currently four Ohio natives listed on the OSU’s men’s basketball roster — freshman forward Jae’Sean Tate, sophomore forward Marc Loving, freshman center David Bell and senior forward Jake Lorbach. Aside from Lorbach, each of those players were recruited by Matta to OSU from in the state, but the OSU coach said he doesn’t necessarily focus on recruiting Ohio players unless they are a good fit.“Would I like to recruit inside 270 every year? Yeah, it would save my body a lot of wear and tear on travel,” Matta said. “But you have to go find the players that are going to fit the university, that are going to fit your system and are going to fit the needs that you have.”OSU is scheduled to begin its season Nov. 14 against the University of Massachusetts-Lowell at the Schottenstein Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. read more

Government asks LRC to resolve ESB dispute and clear up any uncertainty

first_imgMINISTER PAT RABBITTE has asked the Labour Relations Commission to intervene in the dispute at the ESB.The Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resource has said that any power disruptions as a result of the dispute would be “out of all proportion” to the issues involved.The ESB Group of Unions has given notice of strike action on 16 December in a dispute over the company’s pension fund. Several days of discussions between unions and management have taken place but no resolution has been found.Education Ruairí Quinn had earlier told the Dáil that government would consider intervening in the ESB dispute if no agreement was reached.That intervention came this evening from Rabbitte: It is unthinkable that our economic recovery should be jeopardised, domestic consumers inconvenienced and our country’s reputation undermined by a power disruption that appears to be out of all proportion to the issues in dispute.“I have therefore this evening requested the Labour Relations Commission to convene the parties at the earliest possible time,” he saod.Rabitte said that he hoped that the LRC would be able to “clear up any uncertainty as early as possible”.As yet there has been no response from either side following the Government’s request.Read: ESB unions in public spat with management over ‘protective notice’ >Read: Multinational companies seriously concerned over possible power outages >last_img read more

Taxe carbone Michel Rocard voit son abandon comme un crime contre lhumanité

first_imgTaxe carbone : Michel Rocard voit son abandon comme un crime contre l’humanitéFrance – Mercredi, lors du conseil des ministres, Nicolas Sarkozy a confirmé et justifié le report de la taxe carbone. Une décision que condamne Michel Rocard, le président de la mission de réflexion sur la contribution climat-énergie, qui évoque “un crime contre l’humanité”. Invité sur France Inter suite à l’annonce du report de la taxe carbone désormais subordonnée à un dispositif mis en place à l’échelle européenne, Michel Rocard assure que dans une dizaine d’années “on parlera de crime contre l’humanité” en évoquant les dirigeants qui n’ont pas mis en place à temps les mesures nécessaires à la lutte contre le réchauffement climatique.Regrettant que la France ait renoncé à sa politique d’entraînement en attendant que l’Union européenne se dote d’une taxe aux frontières, l’ancien Premier ministre estime que “l’argument qui dit qu’il faut attendre un accord à l’échelle de l’Europe est criminel, compte tenu de l’urgence”. Et d’ajouter que “cette renonciation est une lâcheté extrêmement dangereuse”. Mercredi matin, Nicolas Sarkozy a affirmé qu’il ne renoncerait pas à l’instauration d’une fiscalité écologique visant à taxer les énergies fossiles pour encourager entreprises et particuliers à se tourner vers les énergies vertes. “Je subordonne la création d’une taxe carbone intérieure à une taxe aux frontières qui protégera notre agriculture et nos industries contre la concurrence déloyale de ceux qui continuent à polluer sans vergogne” a-t-il déclaré avant d’appeler à une prise de responsabilités générale de l’Europe.Le 24 mars 2010 à 16:31 • Emmanuel Perrinlast_img read more

OBITUARY Carey M Culhane Reinhardt 71

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Carey M. (Culhane) Reinhardt, age 71, of Wilmington, passed away following a courageous battle with cancer on December 31, 2018.Carey was the beloved wife of the late Walter J. Reinhardt, devoted mother of Tracy Connelly and her husband Chris of Wilmington and William Reinhardt and his wife Sabrena of Wilmington, North Carolina. She was a loving “Mimi” to her “angel girl” Claire Connelly and Maximus Reinhardt, cherished daughter of the late William and Dona (Petry) Culhane, dear twin sister of the late Doreen Crawford of Arkansas, aunt of Adam Crawford and his wife Robin and their daughter Lily of Arkansas.Carey crosses the Rainbow Bridge to all of the dear pets that she owned, rescued and fostered. She loved them all.Family and friends will gather for visitation at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:30 p.m.Memorial donations in Carey’s name may be made to the Northeast Animal Shelter, 347 Highland Avenue, Salem, MA 01970 or to the Parish of the Holy Eucharist, c/o St. Gregory Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth, ME 04105.(NOTE: The above obituary is from Nichols Funeral Home.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedOBITUARY: Pauline F. (Lascelles) Capps, 86In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Lucille C. (Enos) Gilson, 77In “Obituaries”OBITUARY: Marie J. (Ciampa) Cummings, 81In “Obituaries”last_img read more

Intercaste lovers found hanging from tree in Uttar Pradesh

first_imgHathras (Uttar Pradesh): Tension is mounting in Sikandrau town of Hathras district after villagers found bodies of a young inter-caste couple hanging from a tree early on Thursday. The bodies have been sent for post mortem. Extra police has been deployed in the locality to maintain peace, police said. The couple, belonging from different communities, were having an affair for the past one year but their backgrounds proved a major hurdle in their unison. On Wednesday, the girl’s mother reported to the police that her daughter was missing. Police then interrogated the family members of the boy.last_img read more

Is Zendayas hinting at being Mary Jane Watson in SpiderMan Far From

first_imgZendayaInstagramFor the longest time, makers of Spider-Man have been stating that the latest reboot, starring Tom Holland as the webslinger, does not have his iconic love interest, Mary Jane Watson. Time and again, Marvel executives have denied rumours surrounding Zendaya’s character in the new Spider-Man films to be that of Mary Jane Watson. But with the latest pictures and a dyed red hair, Zendaya is making netizens wonder if she is MJ!If you remember, Zendaya did introduce herself as Michelle but her friends call her MJ in Spider-Man: Homecoming! As the actress was promoting the upcoming film along with Jake Gyllenhaal and Tom Holland, fans couldn’t help but notice her luscious red locks and connect the dots that go back to Spidey’s lover, Mary Jane Watson or lovingly called, MJ! From the trailer of the upcoming Spider-Man film, it is quite evident that Michelle aka MJ is Peter Parker’s love interest. In fact, she also figured out his big superhero secret and let him know that his secret is safe with her.None of the Marvel executives or even the actors have gone on the record to confirm the speculations. However, you can check out the pictures below and decide for yourself. Zendaya’s postInstagram Zendaya’s postInstagramIs there a possibility that with Spider-Man: Far From Home, Michelle will be rechristened to Mary Jane Watson? Well, that sure would be a treat. So far the trailers or teasers did not showcase any red locks sported by Zendaya so maybe it’s just fans and their speculation.Very recently, during an interview, Tom Holland spoke about how Robert Downey Jr means a lot to him. Much like Tony Stark meant to Peter Parker. “RDJ (Downey Jr) means so much to me. He is such a role model for me when I was a kid and before I’d met him. And then to get a chance to work with him and to get to know him was really a dream come true. He holds a special place in my life like Mr Stark does in Spider-Man’s journey,” Holland said in an interview.Directed by Jon Watts, the film is all set to release on July 2. The movie also stars Jon Favreau, Marisa Tomei, Tony Revolori, Martin Starr, JB Smoove, Cobie Smulders, Angourie Rice and Remy Hii in pivotal roles.last_img read more

Energy analyst proposes injecting carbon dioxide into deep sea ravines for permanent

first_img Explore further © 2017 Phys.org Density vs. pressure for CO2 at subcritical and supercritical conditions. Credit: Energy Procedia (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1686 (Phys.org)—New Zealand energy analyst Steve Goldthorpe has published a paper in the journal Energy Procedia suggesting that carbon dioxide pulled from the atmosphere (or scrubbed from coal plant smoke stacks) could be stored permanently in deep ocean trenches. Once there, he notes, the gas would become a liquid denser than ocean water, which would cause it to fall naturally to the ocean floor, creating an underwater lake. More information: Steve Goldthorpe. Potential for Very Deep Ocean Storage of CO 2 Without Ocean Acidification: A Discussion Paper, Energy Procedia (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1686AbstractCarbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an essential contributor to the mitigation of climate change. CCS will require vast CO2 storage capacity. At present only geological storage is being considered. This paper revisits an alternative CO2 storage possibility in enclosed basins on the deep and very deep ocean floor. For example, the Indonesian Sunda trench, the Japanese Ryukyu trench and the Puerto Rico trench are more than 6 km deep. If liquid CO2 were to be placed in such a trench, it would be 7% more dense than seawater and could remain permanently as a lake of liquid CO2 on the ocean floor, possibly becoming a solid hydrate over time which could inhibit mixing between the stored CO2 and ocean currents. At depths greater than about 4 to 5 km metres, seawater is under-saturated in calcium carbonate, so ocean ecosystems are significantly different. Any impact on deep marine fauna would need to be investigated. The London Dumping Convention has provisions for disposal of material into the ocean provided the absence of adverse effects can be proven. Deep ocean CO2 entrapment is more certain than geological CO2 storage in deep aquifers. A CO2 delivery concept by ship and vertical pipe is suggested for exploratory trials, with subsea pipelines for permanent installations, which might be much cheaper than geological CO2 storage. There is vast capacity for storage of CO2 in the world’s very deep ocean trenches. The Sunda trench below 6 km has the capacity to accommodate 19,000 gigatonnes of liquid CO2, which is greater than the CO2 yield from all currently known global fossil fuel reserves. The Puerto Rico trench has capacity for 24,000 Gt of liquid CO2 deeper than 7 km. Enclosed basins of limited area could easily accommodate captured CO2. China has the largest potential demand for CO2 storage from power generation and industrial sources, which could be 3 Gt per year by 2050. The Ryukyu trench, which is 700 km from the Chinese coast and is in Japanese water, has two sections deeper than 7 km. Those sections of the Ryukyu trench would have the capacity to accommodate all the CO2 captured in China at 3 Gt per year for over 200 years. In the event that very deep ocean storage of CO2 is found to be practicable and acceptable, the minimum practical depth would need to be determined as a criterions for acceptable additional storage locations. For consideration, there is an enclosed basin on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea 60 km off Southern Greece, with capacity for 84 Gt of CO2 deeper than 4.5 km. Also, there is an enclosed basin in the Arabian Sea, 320 km south west of Karachi, with capacity for 86 Gt of CO2 deeper than 3.5 km. The potential storage of CO2 in such locations would be temperature dependent. The global CCS community has previously considered ocean storage of CO2 on the basis of ultimate dissolution and dispersion of CO2 in ocean water. Those studies have dismissed ocean storage as environmentally unacceptable due to ocean acidification. This paper postulates that very deep ocean trenches (>6 km) and deep ocean floor depressions (>4 km) are environments for CO2 storage, where permanent storage without dissolution, acidification or adverse effects on fauna may be possible. The purpose of this paper is to pose the question “Why not?” to the CCS community and to suggest that active research is timely. In order to prevent serious changes to our planet, most scientists agree that we need to stop pumping greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide, into the atmosphere—and we should probably start trying to remove at least some of what we have already put there. But where would put it? We cannot just dump it somewhere, because it is a gas and would simply make its way back into the atmosphere. Some have suggested injecting it into spent natural gas wells or other underground vacancies. Goldthorpe suggests that perhaps the ocean would be a better option, noting that at depths of 3000 meters, the density of carbon dioxide is greater than that of ocean water, which means it would sink. Ideally, it would sink into a hole of some sort so that it would not spread across the ocean floor. Ocean trenches, he notes, could serve that purpose. They would fill like an empty bucket with water here on land, creating a lake of carbon dioxide. He adds that it is possible that over a long time period, the carbon dioxide would solidify.Goldthorpe takes his idea even further by offering some possible sites—he used Google Earth to check for suitable candidates. He notes that Sunda trench, which is 6 kilometers below the surface in an area south of the Indonesian archipelago would be a good choice. He’s calculated that it could hold 19 trillion tonnes of liquified carbon dioxide, which, he notes, is more than all of the carbon dioxide that humans have injected into the atmosphere to date. He notes also that the idea is not out of the blue—natural carbon dioxide lakes already exist on the ocean floor. Other possibilities might include the Japanese Ryuky trench or the Puerto Rico trench.Goldthorpe concludes by acknowledging that much more study would have to be done before serious consideration, particularly to prevent the top portions from spreading or causing an increase in ocean acidity. Video: Developing carbon management solutions Citation: Energy analyst proposes injecting carbon dioxide into deep sea ravines for permanent storage (2017, September 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2017-09-energy-analyst-carbon-dioxide-deep.html 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.last_img read more

Intel Project Athena Specs Potential Laptops and Why You Should Care

first_imgUpdate Aug 8: Intel will now let laptop makers use a “visual identifier” that says “Engineered for mobile performance” on laptops that meet the requirements for Project Athena (see specs section).  Intel thinks the people who are buying laptops — and the things they’re buying laptops to do — are changing. And now it’s outlining the specs the chip maker thinks will be required to meet those shifting needs.It’s all part of Project Athena, an initiative Intel first unveiled during CES in January as a way to redesign notebooks to better meet users’ needs. Intel believes that a new class of mobile is emerging that want to turn to the same device for work and play, and that they’re demanding more portable laptops that don’t skimp on battery life or performance.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/intel-project-athena-specs?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46 Intel’s dropped hints about Project Athena previously. Just this month, the chip maker announced that it was opening partner labs where makers of laptops and components could collaborate on longer-lasting machines. But this week’s Computex trade show is giving Intel a platform to really dive into explaining Project Athena and what kinds of notebooks it will produce for mobile users.Who Project Athena is forAt the heart of Intel’s Project Athena efforts is the idea that users are now turning to laptops to handle both work and side projects or personal passions — with the lines between those efforts becoming increasingly blurred. The way Intel sees it, an office worker who’s completed a report on her work laptop doesn’t want to switch to a new machine to edit the music project she’s working on during her off-hours: she wants one machine that does everything.”It’s really our north star, understanding this new customer,” said Josh Newman, vice president and general manager of the Mobile Innovation Segments for Intel’s Client Computing Group.Laptops built under Project Athena guidelines are trying to address three user demands. They need to be designed to help users focus by waking up instantly and delivering responsive performance no matter the task. They need to adapt to users’ needs, whether that’s with ultra-portable form factors or AI-powered features. And they need to always be ready, offer reliable network connections and enough battery life so that users don’t have fret about their laptop running out of power.Intel stresses that Project Athena is a multiyear process, with the ultimate goal being to deliver notebooks that filter out distractions and immerse users in what they’re doing. These laptops will keep users connected automatically and instantly, adapting to their needs as they’re using the machine and offering more battery than a user can consume in a day. Laptops should also help users collaborate, keep data safe and double as a personal cinema.”This is based on what customers need,” Newman said. “And we believe these are the experiences that will delight them.”For 2019, though, Intel is focusing its efforts on creating a responsive laptop that’s ready to go whenever you wake it up. It’s also pushing for devices that deliver long battery life. And these aren’t either/or goals, Newman noted: Intel wants to meet all three objectives at the same time.Project Athena specsTo that end, Intel’s now publicly spelling out target specs for Project Athena hardware. Working with other parts suppliers and laptop makers, Intel wants Project Athena devices to meet the following standards. Performance: Laptops will have a Core i5 or Core i7 processor augmented by more than 8GB of DRAM. The notebooks will provide at least 256GB of SSD storage, and Intel Optane memory, which prioritizes frequently used apps, will be available as an option. Battery: Intel’s not kidding about worry-free battery life. It’s targeting 16-plus hours of local video playback and 9-plus hours of wireless web browsing. Laptops should be able to deliver 4 hours of battery life after 30 minutes of charging. Ready to Go: Project Athena laptops should wake from sleep in less than a second with support for Connected Standby or Lucid Sleep features. The laptops will also offer biometric login through either fingerprint scanning or race recognition. Connectivity: Expect Thunderbolt 3 as well as Wi-Fi 6 Gig+ as standard connectivity features. Gigabit LTE will be an option as well. Adaptive Intelligence: Project Athena devices will support OpenVino, Intel’s AI tools, as well as WinML. The laptops will support far-field voice services, too for voice-powered commands. Form Factors: Intel is focusing on ultraslim 2-in-1 and clamshell devices. It’s pushing OEMs to deliver displays between 12 and 15 inches at 1080p resolution or better. Those will be touch displays with narrow bezels on three sides.All told, Intel has 23 requirements for Project Athena hardware aimed at delivering the user experience the chip maker envisions. Intel will verify that notebooks are up to Project Athena standards with 15 responsiveness metrics and three battery life metrics. Intel will also test the battery’s charge capabilities after 30 minutes and perform its Smart Sound technology test. When a laptop passes Intel’s tests, it can receive an “Engineered for mobile performance” label that tells customers when a device meets this minimum set of requirements. What to expectLook for a dozen Project Athena models to debut this year, though Intel is leaving it up to the laptop makers themselves to announce when. The company is hoping to scale up the number of available devices in future years. However, the company’s Computex keynote featured four upcoming laptops that meet Project Athena requirements: the Acer Swift 5, the Dell XPS 13 2-in-1, the HP Envy 13-inch Wood Series and the Lenovo Yoga S940.For now, Newman said, the goal is for Intel and its hardware partners to raise the bar in responsiveness, battery life and instantaneous action with this year’s devices. “Our mission this year is to convey how it’s better inside,” he said.Best Laptop BrandsBest Ultrabooks by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeVikings: Free Online GameIf You Have a Computer, This Strategy Game Is a Must-HaveVikings: Free Online GameUndoKelley Blue Book5 Mid-engine Corvettes That Weren’tKelley Blue BookUndoGrepolis – Free Online GameGamers Around the World Have Been Waiting for this GameGrepolis – Free Online GameUndoVerizon WirelessThis new phone will blow your mind.Verizon WirelessUndoTODAYPolice Identify Girl Licking Ice Cream Tub In Viral VideoTODAYUndoMy Food and FamilyHealthy, Homemade Drunken Thai Noodles In Just 20 MinutesMy Food and FamilyUndoAdvertisementlast_img read more

Federal judge sides with Gavin Grimm in trans bathroom case

first_imgHowever, U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen declined the request.She wrote instead in her 30-page opinion that the school board’s policies ‘singled out and stigmatized Mr. Grimm’. Grimm’s lawyers, on the other hand, successfully argued ‘the school board violated his rights under the U.S. Constitution’s equal protection clause as well as federal Title IX protections against gender-based discrimination’.Finally, she ordered both sides to schedule a settlement within the next 30 days.Bringing this trans issue to the forefrontGrimm first brought his case forward in 2014.It was one of the first transgender bathroom cases that made national headlines. The Obama administration officially supported Grimm in his fight. eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Gavin Grimm opens up on his fears about becoming a trans activistIn landmark ruling, US federal appeals court sides with trans student in Wisconsin bathroom caseRepublican claims state will balance budget by cutting transgender careRead the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/federal-judge-sides-gavin-grimm/ GAYSTARNEWS-center_img In one of the first big court appearances for the case, an appeals court found in favor of the student. Eventually, the case found its way bound for the Supreme Court. That is, until Trump’s administration blocked numerous Obama-era guidances and the Supreme Court declined to hear the case.Yesterday’s decision, though, is still a major victory.‘No student should feel unsafe at school, regardless of gender identity. Transgender students are covered by Title IX and are entitled to the same rights and protections as every other student,’ said Sarah Warbelow, HRC Legal Director.‘With the Trump-Pence Administration’s barrage of attacks on LGBTQ people in this country, including children, we are pleased that yet another federal court has reaffirmed legal rights and  dignity of transgender people.’H/t: APShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… In the latest step forward of one of the United States’ highest profile transgender bathroom cases, a federal judge in Virginia has sided with student Gavin Grimm and refused to dismiss the case.Gloucester County School Board request to dismiss the claim that Grimm filed. In his suit, Grimm said his school violated his rights when they refused to let him use the boys’ restroom.last_img read more

Dawn of the Artificially Intelligent Consiglieri Mankinds New Best Friend

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 7 min read June 7, 2019 “Are you prepared for the digital earthquake, tornado, hurricane and tsunami (all wrapped into one) preparing to engulf our world?” writes entrepreneur and futurist Stephen Ibaraki. It’s part of the foreword to the book I recently co-wrote with Neil Sahota: Own the A.I. Revolution: Unlock Your Artificial Intelligence Strategy to Disrupt Your Competition.There has been a deluge of fearmongering surrounding the topic of artificial intelligence, including from individuals such as SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who reportedly said: “With A.I., we are conjuring the demon.” But my co-author and I take a different approach to this technology. We view it as an opportunity for positive growth in the commercial and humanitarian sectors. To this end, Sahota, who is a subject matter expert on artificial intelligence for the United Nations, recently gave a keynote on how to reshape our world through the application of AI at the United Nations ITU’s AI for Good Global Summit.   His remarks pointed to a positive long-term outlook: In spite of so many doom and gloom prognostications, AI stands to positively revolutionize life — while providing greater material abundance during what’s being termed the Fourth Industrial Revolution. To help illustrate this, we paint a picture in our book of life in the year 2030 for “Sue,” a hardworking executive who relies on a Financial Intelligent Agent (FIA) like most other successful entrepreneurs.First, it’s important to understand that what we calll “FIA” goes beyond the limitations of Siri or any of today’s other virtual assistants. Instead, imagine FIA as something more akin to the role The Godfather’s Tom Hagen (Robert Duvall) inhabits as consiglieri for the Corleone family. FIA is not only your confidante and advisor; it’s also your fixer. A loyal, outsourced artificial mind, it would happily place a dead horse in your opponent’s bed to close a deal — if that weren’t illegal.To better understand FIA’s future potential, let’s review three ways it could assist you in your personal and business life.1. Respond to the market (even while you sleep)The moment Sue awakes, FIA is waiting with a cappuccino from her smart kitchen. FIA began brewing her favorite drink moments before as it gradually brightened Sue’s room to rouse her naturally, with no shrill phone alarm. As Sue begins dressing, FIA runs down its most recent activities.“I have been making continual micro-adjustments to your investment portfolio based on dynamic trends being monitored on a continuous 24/7 basis,” FIA explains. “Per your preferences, I redistributed your savings through micro-auctioning to the top 10-ranked services for best spot interest rates.”2. Manage your travel plans better than any analog travel agentSue suddenly realizes she forgot to schedule a flight to her nephew’s birthday party next month and reaches for her phone.“Also, no need to fret over missing little Tommy’s get-together,” says FIA. “I examined your calendar. Using UIA (United Intelligent Agent), I booked your flights for August 20th at the lowest rates.”“Whew. Thank you, FIA!” “Also, I am sensing a 90 percent probability high flu outbreak in Amsterdam when you arrive. Using IIA (Insurance Intelligent Agent), I was able to negotiate health insurance for the 23.3 hours of risk.”“That’s smart. No use in paying for the whole weekend if I don’t need it.”“Next, I booked you an autonomous rental car with the best safety record, thus the lowest insurance. You can call him SAM. Your hotel is handled the same way through its intelligent agents (IAs).”“Perfect.”“And just so you know,” FIA adds. “I will handle via IAs all of the fund transfers and payments with the best-negotiated lowest fees. From my analysis of your sentiment thought patterns, I know you worry about this. We can get all this information in one place, updating continuously, with the best deals and rates, lowest fees, no minimums and no overhead infrastructure since it is all virtual.”3. Continuously monitor and respond to your health needs (at all times)“By the way, your health index is down to 94.2,” FIA tells Sue, who has by now finished her berry turmeric shake and poached eggs.FIA senses Sue’s biometrics go on high alert.“But no need to worry,” it says. “I will ensure the necessary supplements are added to your meal plans today when ordering via RIA (Restaurant Intelligent Agent). Your life index is also down, so I will make a gene adjustment via the nanobots. Concurrently, I will ensure micro-adjustments to your retirement savings plan and life insurance via IAs.”“Sounds good,” says Sue, grabbing her things to head out the door.“And just so you know, your work schedule today entails devising multiple project bids on creative design with robot guides.”Sue thanks FIA at the same time daily updates are implanted in her memory via direct neural communication. She is now ready to face her day.     So how likely is it that artificially intelligent assistants will become reality?Is the above scenario madness, or is it the future? Though this scenario appears to be far-fetched, AI could theoretically make it possible. “It may seem like science fiction, but already brain signatures exist for predicting emotions, thoughts and images, as well as new theories for explaining consciousness,” said Ibaraki. “Likewise, labs are experimenting with direct brain interfaces, implantable neuro devices, injectable nanochips, brain modulation and recordings and advanced computer chips modeled on human brains.”Likewise, smart sensors, along with big data analytics, are already being used to predict and respond to variations across the full spectrum of existence, including finance and health — even geopolitical events. It may not be long before AI advances to a new level of prognostication, offering unprecedented insight and support into our day-to-day activities and business needs.Scott Stewart, CEO of the Innovative Lending Platform Association (ILPA), thinks machine learning will transform finance in the AI age. A former executive at the Financial Services Roundtable, he also predicts the rise of hands-on personal assistants. “In the future, your personal algorithm will understand your creditworthiness moment to moment,” said Stewart. “It will offer you products and services to manage any issue in realtime.”Here’s what this might look like: Imagine you own a florist shop. In the fall, your AI consiglieri might begin anticipating the capital needed to prepare for Valentine’s Day. “You could simply authorize your algorithm to fill the cash gap automatically within certain parameters,” said Stewart. “The personal algorithm would then shop for the lowest-cost product that fits your needs and may even contract for those dollars on your behalf.”Ultimately, the potential for greater human and machine symbiosis portends a remarkable alliance. Science fiction movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Ex Machina often depict AIs conspiring to engineer humanity’s doom, but I believe it’s far more likely we will experience a mutually beneficial relationship with our computer compatriots. Here’s to our shared future — one in which people and machines collaborate for positive change.  Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »last_img read more

Costa Rican band performs at Rose Parade

first_imgOkay y’all, La Banda Municipal de Acosta was amazing!! Oh my god I am so proud! When they said, “ From Costa Rica to the world, que vive siempre el trabajo y la paz” I cried so much!!!! — les (@leslie_actually) January 1, 2019 No related posts. #RoseParade an amazing perform by the Banda municipal de Acosta the best band so far— Alejandro (@ale745) January 1, 2019 The TT 5% Club is a group of Tico Times readers who donate at least $2 a month to keep our newsroom operational. That’s how we’re able to bring you stories like these. Click here to become a member of The Tico Times 5% Club today. Facebook Comments The Banda Municipal de Acosta celebrated New Year’s far from home this year – for an exciting reason.The local band was selected to perform at the 130th edition of the Rose Parade, a New Year’s Day tradition in Pasadena, California.Tune in now to enjoy Acosta’s moment in the California sun. Check out the local station Canal Altavisión, Canal 7 or the band’s Facebook page for more. The band performed on Dec. 29 at the Band Fest at Pasadena City College. Courtesy of the Banda Municipal de Acosta via FacebookOnline reactions to the performance were positive.Extremely proud of the performance of the Banda Municipal de Acosta in the Rose Parade.. #ProudToBeTico @CentAm_Beauty— NJ (@antonio2nicolas) January 1, 2019last_img read more

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first_imgappointmentshotelsMarriott International Marriott International has announced the appointment of Brad Mercer to the position of Complex General Manager of The Westin Brisbane and Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane. Effective 15 March, 2018, Brad will be pivotal in continuing to build the Four Points by Sheraton profile in Brisbane and in launching The Westin Brisbane, which is slated to open on 5 November, 2018. He will be the primary strategic business leader of both properties, responsible for all aspects of the hotels’ operation and performance, including strategy execution and guest experience. In particular, he will oversee the opening of the 298-room The Westin Brisbane, managing team recruitment and brand positioning to ensure the successful launch of the Westin brand within the Brisbane market.Brad comes to his new role with 22 years experience, having first joined Marriott International in 2007 as Executive Assistant Manager of The Westin Denarau, Fiji, before transferring to the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney in 2010, as Hotel Manager. In 2013, he was appointed opening General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Brisbane. last_img read more

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first_img Kensington Palace said Monday that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child to be born in the spring of 2019. by Gregory Katz And Rod McGuirk, The Associated Press Posted Oct 15, 2018 6:04 am PDT Last Updated Oct 15, 2018 at 12:21 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan’s child on waycenter_img CANBERRA, Australia – They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting career and moved to Britain to be a full-time royal. Prince Harry had stepped down from the military and wanted to settle down.Their marriage was a five-star glamour blowout: the spectacular Windsor Castle setting, the horse-drawn carriage on a warm spring day, the vintage Jaguar with the top down, the Hollywood A-listers mixing with real-life royalty.And now comes the very welcome word that Harry and Meghan, the duchess of Sussex, are expecting their first child in the spring. It is the perfect coda to a May wedding that sent a very clear signal that a new generation of royals is coming to the fore even as Queen Elizabeth II continues her historic reign.The highly anticipated pregnancy was announced Monday just hours after Harry and the former Meghan Markle arrived in Sydney, Australia, at the start of a demanding 16-day visit that also includes Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.Word spread instantly: International visitors gathered outside Buckingham Palace for the Changing of the Guard ceremony felt they were partaking of royal history.“It’s wonderful,” said 29-year-old Canadian tourist Braden Fraser. “I was happy about the first couple of marriages and the children coming. I’m glad to see the monarchy is carrying on. Back home we love them, so I’m glad to be here as it’s happening.”It’s hard to overestimate how popular Harry and Meghan have become.The 34-year-old prince holds a special place in Britons’ hearts as one of the two children of the late Princess Diana. He had a bad boy phase — don’t even ask about the naked billiards game in a Las Vegas hotel suite — but redeemed himself with years of military service and a devotion to helping injured veterans.Harry gained even more respect last year by talking candidly about his struggle with mental health issues related to losing his mother to a car crash when he was only 12. No royal had ever publicly acknowledged this kind of frailty, and his willingness to do so in a bid to end the stigma surrounding mental illness only raised his stature with the public.Enter Meghan Markle, who represented a clean break from the royal mould. She was not British. She was an American TV actress. She was divorced, older than Harry and her mother is African-American.She captivated Britain. There was an ease to her confident smile, and contagious excitement about moving across the Atlantic and joining the royal family.Meghan, 37, is seen as a modernizing influence on the at times stodgy royal family, and she is credited by many with bringing happiness to Harry.There are parallels between her life and that of Princess Grace, another American who left a successful Hollywood career to marry Prince Rainier of Monaco and start a royal family.When Harry and Meghan got engaged, he was asked about plans for children.“You know, I think one step at a time, and hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future,” he said.Meghan has also talked about wanting to have children.“I can’t wait to start a family, but in due time,” she said in 2016, when she was still starring in the TV legal drama “Suits.”The royal couple started dating in July 2016 after they were introduced by friends, and Harry courted Meghan on a trip to Africa shortly afterward. They kept their relationship secret for several months, but word eventually leaked to the British press.Harry confirmed their relationship in November of that year, and at the same time warned the British press against what he characterized as “racial overtones” in its coverage of Meghan. He said the press had been so abusive that he worried about her and her family’s safety.It was another step in Harry’s coming-of-age. He made it clear that he loved Meghan and would protect her.Word of the pregnancy came at the very start of their first extended royal tour as a couple. It seems they withheld the announcement so as not to upstage the wedding of Princess Eugenie — Harry’s cousin — at Windsor Castle on Friday.After their arrival Monday in Sydney, Harry and Meghan held hands and walked out an airport rear entrance and into a car. Meghan, wearing skinny black pants and a black, burgundy trimmed coat, was smiling and clutching folders, while Harry gave a thumbs up to bystanders.The announcement of the pregnancy cleared up the mystery of why Meghan is not joining Harry when he climbs the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Friday to raise the flag for the Invictus Games, which he founded in 2014 to give injured military personnel and veterans the opportunity to compete in sports such as wheelchair basketball. The games open on Saturday.The royal baby would be seventh in line for the British throne — but he or she won’t automatically be a prince or princess.The children and grandchildren of the queen are princes and princesses — that’s why Harry has that title — but this doesn’t apply to great-grandchildren. Same goes for the his or her royal highness designation, though the queen could choose to intervene on their behalf.Instead, the child will likely become an earl if it’s a boy or a lady if a girl.The baby is very unlikely to become king or queen, as it will be behind all of William and Kate’s children, including 5-month-old Prince Louis. And he or she is likely to get pushed still further down the line of succession as more royals are born.The child will, however, have the option of becoming an American citizen. That will be up to Harry and Meghan to decide whether to apply for a U.S. passport for the baby, who will automatically have British citizenship.___Katz reported from London.last_img read more

AE doctors to decide on strike action on Monday

first_imgState doctors’ union Pasyki said it would decide on Monday whether to proceed with Tuesday’s planned 24-hour strike at accident and emergency departments (A&Es) over understaffing issues as the health ministry announced the departments would operate on a skeleton staff.The announcement was made following a meeting on Saturday morning between Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou and state doctors’ unions Pasydy, Pasesi and Pasyki. Present at the meeting were also the heads of the A&Es and representatives of the state health services organisation Okypy, which is now in charge of state hospitals.Ioannou announced the ministry has agreed to the proposal by the unions for the A&Es to operate on a skeleton staff until the sufficient number of doctors is found for the departments to be manned properly.He also made a plea to members of the public to avoid unnecessary visits to A&E, which should be used only for a real emergency otherwise visits should be made to their family doctors (GPs) instead.“People need to learn to use the services of their GPs and stop going to the A&E, which are there to deal with emergencies and not non-urgent cases as is currently the norm,” Ioannou said.He said doctors working at the A&Es are also put under a lot of pressure by patients and that is not fair for them.“They are humans too and, especially lately, due to understaffing, they are putting in a superhuman effort,” he said.According to Ioannou, the understaffing problem is due to a lack of interest by doctors to cover vacant posts at the A&Es, and is exacerbated by time taken off for summer holidays.“We will provide incentives to attract interest by public sector GPs who could, whenever they wish to, during their shift, deal with some cases to help decongest the A&Es,” the minister said.At the same time, efforts continue to fill vacant posts through the purchase of services by doctors.Ioannou said a committee is to be set up to record all problems faced by the A&Es and submit suggestions within two months. Unions too would submit their suggestions, he said.“On the overall problem of shortage of doctors there will be efforts to attract doctors from Greece and other countries,” he said.As regards the announced strike by Pasyki, the minister said that in the case the union decides to proceed, measures have been taken so that A&Es will be manned by skeleton staff able to handle emergency cases.Pasyki head Soteris Koumas said that the introduction of GPs under Gesy has not fully solved the problem of unnecessary visits to the A&Es. Doctors at these departments see an increase in visits during the weekends when their GPs are not available.“There is no on call system for GPs and this is something we must aim for,” Koumas said.The heads of the Pasydy and Pasesi unions said they were satisfied by the decisions taken by the ministry.Pasesi head Andreas Costis said however that all these problems could have been prevented if the ministry had heeded their warnings.Koumas said last week they need at least 20 more doctors for the A&E departments. He had said 15 doctors left these departments, arguing that the Nicosia general hospital’s A&E is down to 11 doctors of the 19 it had, while in Limassol there are also 11 doctors after five walked out. You May LikePlarium I Vikings: Free Online GamePlay this for 1 minute and see why everyone is addictedPlarium I Vikings: Free Online GameUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementCardiologist: This Is What Happens When You Eat GlutenGundry MD PrebioThrive Probiotic SupplementUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoIsraeli rape suspects freed, woman who alleged assault arrested (Updated)UndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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