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Speakers Announced For Girl Up Leadership Summit

first_imgThe United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up campaign has announced the speakers for its 5th annual Girl Up Leadership Summit, the only summit that is by girls, for girls.The Leadership Summit will bring together 275 passionate girl advocates from around the world from July 11-13, 2016 in Washington, DC.Speakers at this year’s Leadership Summit will include: • Kate Gilmore, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights • Rosie Rios, Treasurer of the United States • Ashley Graham, Model, Designer and Activist • Dr. Jen Welter, First Female Coach in the NFL, Arizona Cardinals • Yara Shahidi, Philanthropist, Scholar, Actress known for her role on black-ish • Kat McNamara, Girl Up Champion, Actress known for her role on Shadowhunters • Marley Dias, Founder, #1000BlackGirlBooks • Monique Coleman, Girl Up Champion, Actress known for her role in High School MusicalThis year, Girl Up Leadership Summit attendees come from 33 U.S. states and territories, and 9 countries including Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. For the first two days, attendees will participate in leadership training, learn from influential speakers, and engage in skills-based workshops. On the third day these young female leaders will put those skills into action, meeting with Members of Congress during an official lobby day on Capitol Hill.“This year’s Girl Up Leadership Summit is our biggest one yet, and I am thrilled with the lineup of speakers that our passionate girl advocates will get to hear from and learn from,” said Melissa H. Kilby, Director of Girl Up. “As the only summit that is by girls, for girls, we strive to empower, educate and embolden the potential of every girl in attendance. Hearing from powerful leaders such as Kate Gilmore and Rosie Rios, as well as peers such as Marley Dias, will help ensure every girl leaves the summit knowing she has the power and the skills to change the world.”For more information on the Leadership Summit visit GirlUp.org/Summit.last_img read more

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Cineplex signs 4DX deal to expand the technology across the country

first_imgTORONTO – Cineplex Inc. says it has signed an agreement with immersive cinema company CJ 4DPLEX Co. Ltd. to bring 4DX technology to 13 cinemas.The deal with Seoul-based CJ 4DPLEX will mark the first time Cineplex will deliver 4DX’s motion, wind, fog, rain, lightning, snow, bubbles, vibration and scent features to theatre seats in markets outside of Toronto.Cineplex says it will announce cities that will receive 4DX cinemas in the coming months, but is looking at cities like Vancouver and Montreal.Cineplex’s Scotiabank Theatre Chinook in Calgary will be among the first of the theatres to be outfitted with the technology.The CJ 4DPLEX deal comes days after Cineplex announced it is partnering with technology company VRstudios Inc. to bring between 30 and 40 virtual reality installations to Canada.The company has recently been pushing to diversify its business beyond movie theatres in order to combat box office volatility, streaming services including Netflix and dips in audience numbers.Companies in this story: (TSX:CGX)last_img read more

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We hit terrorists in their backyard after Pulwama: Modi

first_imgGreater Noida: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India hit terrorists in their backyard after the Pulwama terror attack and accused the previous Congress-led UPA government of lacking courage to take action against Pakistan-based terror groups after 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in 2008. Addressing a rally here, Modi said what his government did post-Pulwama has not been done in decades. “We hit terrorists in their houses. The terrorists and their masters were not expecting this kind of response. The air strikes were done at 3.30 am and Paksitan lost its sleep. They tweeted at 5 a.m. and started saying that Modi has hit us,” he said. Recalling the surgical strike of 2016 in the wake of terror attack at Uri, he said terror masterminds were accustomed to thinking that India would do nothing, but his government has “taught them a lesson”. He alleged that perception about inaction by India was due to the government that ruled India before 2014. Modi said that there was need of action after the Mumbai terror attack that killed 166 people as the world community was with India. “But it needs courage. There were proofs of involvement of terror masterminds based in Pakistan. But what did India do?” he asked. Modi said the forces were ready for action but “Delhi was cold”. He said terror cannot be fought by constraining hands of defence force. Referring to the terror incidents after the Mumbai attack, Modi said these were also linked to Pakistan but the “remote-controlled” government showed inaction. “What did the then government do? They did not change the policy, but (changed) only home ministers. If they had shown the courage, given reply to terrorists in their language, terrorism would not have become such a big problem (for the country),” he said.last_img read more

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A Peruvian arrested in Casablanca Mohammed V airport for coke possession

Casablanca – The customs services at the Casablanca Mohammed V airport arrested, on Tuesday, a Peruvian national for possessing 750 g of cocaine.The customs services suspected the passenger (aged 28), who was coming from Sao Paolo, and discovered the illegal substance after searching carefully his luggage, a customs services source said.The smuggler was handed to the airport’s judiciary police for investigation.

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Morocco’s growth to reach 4.4 % in 2015: Minister

Rabat – Morocco’s economy growth rate is expected to reach 4.4 % in 2015, the minister delegate for the Budget Idriss Azami Al Idrissi said Sunday.Al Idrissi, who was speaking at meeting on “Issues and Challenges of the National Economy”, said that the targeted rate is based on an average oil price of $ 103/barrel and a 4.3 % budget deficit.In 2015, the government will focus on boosting growth and supporting private investments as well as expanding social security. Al-Idrissi also said that the 2015 draft budget bill includes new measures meant to encourage small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and promote job creation.Earlier on Friday, the Council of Government adopted the draft budget bill for 2015.According to Mustapha El Khalfi, the government spokesperson, the main aim of the 2015 draft budget is to improve competitiveness of the national economy.Under the 2015 draft finance law, a 3 billion dirhams fund for industrial development will be established and a battery of measures will be set to boost investment and improve Morocco’s attractiveness of far-reaching projects, he added read more

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Ranjan pleads not guilty in contempt of court case

The case is to be heard again on September 5th. (Colombo Gazette) Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake pleaded not guilty today in the contempt of court case filed against him.Ramanayake was accused of insulting the reputation of the judiciary and lawyers at a press conference. The Attorney General had earlier submitted a draft rule document to the Supreme Court related to the contempt of court allegations against Ramanayake.Following this, the case was heard today where Ramanayake pleaded not guilty. read more

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WestJet Air Canada post record load factor in January Porter drops

by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press Posted Feb 5, 2013 4:43 pm MDT WestJet, Air Canada post record load factor in January; Porter drops AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email MONTREAL – Canada’s two largest airlines reported record monthly load factors in January, demonstrating continued momentum as they start what industry observers expect will be a profitable year.Air Canada (TSX:AC.B) flew with 79.4 per cent of its seats filled across its broad network, up from 79.1 per cent a year ago.The load factor increased on a 0.3 per cent increase in traffic and a 0.1 per cent drop in capacity. The traffic gains were led by a three-per-cent growth on Atlantic routes and 2.1 per cent gain in Canada.Latin America and Caribbean traffic was down nearly 10 per cent on a similar reduction in capacity. Transborder capacity growth outpaced traffic, reducing load factor by 0.8 points to 74.5 per cent.“These results underscore the effectiveness of our disciplined capacity management and award-winning product,” stated Air Canada chief executive Calin Rovinescu.Meanwhile, WestJet Airlines also reported a record monthly load factor as the number of their passengers grew 6.4 per cent to 1.5 million.The Calgary-based airline said Tuesday that its planes flew 80.9 per cent full in the first month of the year, up one percentage point from 79.9 per cent a year ago.“Positive momentum continues into 2013 as January marks our seventh consecutive monthly load factor record,” stated WestJet president and CEO Gregg Saretsky.He added that forward bookings remain strong.Analysts monitor load factor as a measure of how much total fleet capacity is used by an airline to carry passengers.Traffic, or revenue per passenger mile, increased 7.7 per cent in January on a 6.4 per cent increase in capacity or available seat miles.WestJet (TSX:WJA) has expanded its offering this winter to sun destinations by adding service to several destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico from Toronto and Calgary.The airline will report its fourth-quarter and year-end results on Wednesday and is expected to soon announce the schedule for its new regional service, WestJet Encore.Cameron Doerksen of National Bank Financial said WestJet’s traffic results are a clear indication of healthy air travel demand.“We also believe that WestJet’s load factor is benefiting from its charter deal with Thomas Cook,” he wrote in a report, adding that strong bookings suggest continued good traffic numbers in the coming months.Analysts expect WestJet will report 42 cents per share in adjusted profits in the fourth quarter on $856 million of revenues.Meanwhile, Porter Airlines said its load factor decreased 2.1 percentage points to 53.6 per cent in January on a 0.8 per cent increase in traffic and a 4.7 per cent growth in capacity.“These results are good for January, which is typically the slowest period of the entire calendar year,” said president and CEO Robert Deluce.He said Porter’s new leisure package division is only beginning to increase the number of passengers with trips to ski destinations in Vermont and Quebec among the most popular options.On the Toronto Stock Exchange, WestJet’s shares closed up 72 cents or 3.3 per cent to $22.55 while Air Canada’s shares were up two cents to $2.45 in Tuesday trading. read more

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AP Source Pegulas bid 14B for Buffalo Bills highest price for franchise

by John Wawrow, The Associated Press Posted Sep 9, 2014 6:00 pm MDT AP Source: Pegulas bid $1.4B for Buffalo Bills, highest price for franchise in NFL history ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – A person with direct knowledge of the sale process has confirmed to The Associated Press that Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula submitted an NFL-record $1.4 billion bid in reaching a tentative agreement to buy the Buffalo Bills.The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the Pegulas’ formal bid was not made public.Sports Business Journal first reported the Pegulas’ bid earlier in the day.The price was revealed hours after late owner Ralph Wilson’s estate announced it had reached “a definitive agreement” to sell the Bills to the Pegulas.The price eclipses the previous high of $1.1 billion set in 2009, when Stephen Ross completed his purchase of the Miami Dolphins.The Bills sale is subject NFL owners’ approval at league meetings on Oct. 8.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

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UN envoy condemns deadly shooting attack in West Bank

“There is nothing heroic about the killing of civilians. The perpetrators of this violent act must be brought to justice,” Nickolay Mladenov said in a statement issued in Jerusalem.“In order to avoid escalation all must refrain from inflammatory statements and retaliatory action that can only further exacerbate an already tense environment.”Recent weeks have witnessed increasing tensions both in the West Bank and in East Jerusalem, prompting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Security Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights to urge Israelis and Palestinians to defuse tensions and prevent any escalation of the current situation on the ground.Mr. Mladenov noted that today’s tragic incident again highlights “the need for significant steps to help stabilize the situation, reverse the current negative trends and restore hope that a just and lasting negotiated two-State solution is possible.” read more

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Some 18 million newborn deaths a year in SouthEast Asia are preventable

“Scaling up interventions with good quality care around the time of childbirth and during the first days after birth can substantially prevent complications and infections in new-borns, which are the main causes of new-born deaths,” UN World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Regional Director Poonam Khetrapal Sing stressed in Delhi, as health partners signed a pledge to reduce such deaths.The pledge calls for increasing the health workforce – doctors, nurses and specially midwives – which remains critically low in much of the region, below WHO’s target of 23 per 10,000 people, as well as mobilizing sufficient funding and accessing hitherto unreached populations. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), World Bank, Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), led by WHO, pledged to jointly support the accelerated reduction in newborn deaths by ensuring equitable access to life-saving interventions for mothers and babies.Dr. Khetrapal Singh said each preventable death should be accounted for. Countries should review maternal and newborn deaths to improve health services to prevent such deaths.New-born deaths account for more than 50 per cent of the regional mortality of children under five, and remain a major factor for South-East Asia not achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing under-five deaths by two thirds by the end of this year.The region accounts for 30 per cent of global newborn deaths with Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and Nepal as the high-burden countries.The agencies pledged to address underlying factors like health, nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, and highlighted the importance of investing more in early childhood development and adolescent health. Dr. Khetrapal Singh noted that the region made significant progress in reducing under-five deaths, which dropped by 64 per cent from 118 per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 43 per 1,000 in 2015, but reduction in new-born deaths was slower at 55 per cent, from 53 per 1,000 to 34 per 1,000.WHO has set up a Technical Advisory Group of 12 eminent global and regional experts to support countries in South-East Asia. The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals seek to reduce new-born mortality to 12 per 1,000 live births by 2030. read more

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Teachers given projects based on racist stereotypes study finds

first_imgTeachers from black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds are being given projects rooted in stereotypes rather than reflecting their personal strengths, a survey of BME (black and minority ethnic) staff has found.Evidence from more than 1,000 teachers in England found additional workloads included black teachers being asked to lead their school’s Black History Month activities, instead of being put in charge of intellectual teacher and learning responsibility (TLR) roles.Some also claimed the bosses relied on stereotypes as an excuse to hand BME teachers classes with the “most challenging behaviour”.The survey, for the National Union of Teachers (NUT) by race equality think tank Runnymede Trust, found 32% of male and 27% of female teachers did not feel staff were comfortable talking about race or sexism.Respondents said structural barriers such as racism – including assumptions about capability based on racial and ethnic stereotypes – were everyday experiences for BME teachers.In particular, BME teachers spoke about an invisible glass ceiling and a widespread perception among senior leadership teams (SLT) that BME teachers “have a certain level and don’t go beyond it”.One primary school teacher of Caribbean origin said: “You can bring experiences of your own culture, get children to ask questions about culture, to lead on faith and Black History month.”(But) having to deal with difficult conversations, you become the mentor for BME, given classes with the most challenging behaviour. It’s the result of stereotypical assumptions.”Kevin Courtney, NUT general secretary, said: “Racism is not discussed enough in schools, even at a time when intolerance is increasing within society. “These findings remind us that it is a defining feature of BME teachers’ lives and deeply affects the experience of young black people. It is urgent we open up conversations about racism in staff rooms, in classrooms and in the curriculum.”Children come to school in a world that is not equal. BME teachers and pupils face racism in the streets, in popular culture and in employment.”Strategies to better use the potential of schools and colleges to reduce racism are urgently needed. The NUT will be using the good practice identified in schools via this research to develop practical tools for schools to challenge the effects of racism.”Dr Zubaida Haque, research associate at the Runnymede Trust, said: “Government and school leaders should be concerned that over 60% of black and ethnic minority teachers are thinking of leaving the teaching profession.”Our survey found that BME teachers were not only overwhelmed with the mountain of paperwork but they are also beaten down by the everyday ‘micro-aggressions’ in the staff room and the low expectations and support by senior staff in their schools.”This has led to BME teachers feeling undervalued, isolated and disillusioned with their careers.”The NUT’s annual conference is being held in Cardiff over the Easter weekend. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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Army is in danger of being reduced to a mere gendarmerie former

first_imgHe said: “The problem comes – and we saw this in 2010 when the defence budget was reduced by seven per cent – that the Government, perhaps not unreasonably, decided to prioritise the big equipment programmes over manpower. The 65,000-ton carrier, capable of carrying up to 40 aircrafts,is due to be ready for its first deployment in 2021, 11 years after the defence review which axed Britain’s old carriers and their Harrier jets.In what will be seen as a veiled attack on HMS Elizabeth, General Lord Dannatt, who was Chief of the General Staff between 2006 and 2009, and prior to that Commander in Chief Land Command, said that problems arise when the Government prioritise “big equipment programmes” over manpower. HMS Elizabeth Aircraft Carrier British army soldiers in Iraq The army is in danger of being reduced to a mere “gendarmerie”, a former army chief has warned, as he says that the emphasis spending on “big ticket machinery” has led to a squeeze on manpower.  General Lord Richard Dannatt, a former Chief of the General Staff, said that “any thought of Britain being taken seriously in the world after Brexit would disappear” if forces are cut any further.His comments come as HMS Elizabeth – the largest and most powerful warship ever built for the Royal Navy –  prepares to begin sea trials this summer before it completes its first voyage to its home in Portsmouth, Hampshire, in autumn.   Speaking at Chalke Valley History Festival, he said that further cuts to the armed forces would mean that  “the Americans would give up on us as a useful ally”, and the army would to be comparable to an armed unit within a civilian police force. HMS Elizabeth Aircraft Carriercenter_img The Americans would give up on us as a useful ally. And frankly, any thought of Britain being taken seriously in the world after Brexit would disappearGeneral Lord Richard Dannatt “If that exercise was to be repeated and the priority was to go to big ticket equipment like aircraft carriers and fast jets, the squeeze would once again come on manpower.”  General Lord Dannatt, who was speaking about his new book Boots on the Ground: Britain and her army since 1945, said: “The professional view and the widespread view is that an army by design, below the strength of what we currently have, would frankly reduce the army to nothing more than a gendarmerie. “The Americans would give up on us as a useful ally. And frankly, any thought of Britain being taken seriously in the world after Brexit would disappear”.Asked whether he believed rumours that the army could be cut further, to 66,0000, he said: “I sincerely hope it doesn’t happen…Our military capability  is really important  combined with our soft power ability to have influence over the world. If it was to become a serious debating point of reducing to 65 or 66,000, I think we would need to resist that.” British army soldiers in IraqCredit:ATEF HASSAN “Where is most of the man power in the armed forced? It’s in the army. And that was what led to the army being reduced from 102,000 to 82,000. And now it’s been reduced to 79,000 at the present time.   Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more

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More than 50 dead and 171 wounded in Iraq attacks

first_imgA SPATE OF attacks in Baghdad and central Iraq on Tuesday killed at least 50 people and left 171 wounded, security and medical officials said.There were 20 explosions and several gun attacks predominantly targeting Shiite Muslims, with most of the attacks striking in Baghdad’s north and east. The Associated Press reports today’s attacks – mostly car bombs – targeted small restaurants, day workers and bus stops during rush hour.The overall death toll was the highest in Iraq in six months, according to an AFP tally.This week marks the 10th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq.The deadliest attack today occurred close to one of the main gates of the heavily-fortified Green Zone, home to major government offices and the embassies of several countries including the UK and the US. That blast killed two soldiers and four civilians.No group has claimed responsibility for the violence.10 years on: Iraq War said to have cost at least 112,000 civilian liveslast_img read more

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NZ to withdraw from Afghanistan

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram New Zealand’s Special Air Service troops will return from Afghanistan in March next year, Prime Minister John Key has confirmed. The decision to end the deployment on schedule had been expected, although the government had kept open the possibility of leaving a small number of the 70 elite soldiers in Kabul. “The SAS has achieved the job they were sent to do with Kabul’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) and they have done that job to the very highest of standards,” Mr Key said on Thursday. “Tragically they have also paid the highest price with two of the SAS’s fine soldiers losing their lives in the course of this work.” he added.last_img read more

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4 vehicles catch fire in West MiamiDade

first_imgWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – Several parked trucks caught fire in Medley, Thursday afternoon.The fire ensued in the area of 9620 N.W. 106th St. and appears that one truck caught fire before the blaze spread to neighboring trucks.7’s Skyforce HD flew over the scene as the smoke filled the air.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is on the scene fighting the fire.It appears that four trucks are involved in this fire.It is unknown how the fire started.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img read more

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Intel promises faster laptops with Ice Lake chips this year

first_img May 30 • Computex 2019: Every announcement you need to know May 30 • Alienware redesigns its thin gaming laptops and offers OLED Intel still has massive challenges. Among them: a PC processor thrust from rival chipmaker Qualcomm; competition with the convenience and connectivity of smartphones; and the loss of its manufacturing technology lead to Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. In addition, Apple is rumored to be considering a switch from Intel processors to Arm chips in its laptops. The consumer electronics giant already uses the Arm family of processors in its iPhones and iPads.In a separate plan, called Project Athena, Intel detailed the changes it hopes to bring to PCs. The company aims to enable a PC with processing power, snappy response and long battery life. Today, PC customers often have to choose which of those are a priority and which they’ll sacrifice, but Athena is designed to deliver it all.Finally, Ice Lake’s new manufacturing processIntel executives, describing their product ahead of the Computex show in Taiwan where Ice Lake’s specs were unveiled, were eager to discuss something other than the Sky Lake designs that arrived in 2015. Back then, Intel had a “tick-tock” approach to chip progress. A tick in one year moved to a more advanced manufacturing process, and a tock the next year updated the fundamental chip design, called its microarchitecture.That system collapsed when Intel couldn’t get reliable results from its new manufacturing process with smaller circuitry. It’s been harder for the chip industry to keep pace with the steady progress charted by Moore’s Law, named for Intel co-founder Gordon Moore, but Intel was stalled on 14nm even as TSMC and Samsung moved ahead.Ice Lake is built with electronics features that measure 10 nanometers — about five times the width of a DNA strand. That size lets the company cram twice as much circuitry into a given area compared with today’s 14nm chips. Intel has been stuck on the 14nm “tock.” The company has refined its 14nm process significantly and offered some rare 10nm chips. Still, Ice Lake marks the first serious arrival of 10nm manufacturing. It also introduces a new microarchitecture called Sunny Cove.”We’ve overhauled the microarchitecture to get better performance out of the box,” said Ronak Singhal, Intel’s director of CPU computing architecture. “Your apps will get faster just by moving to the latest hardware.”Intel’s more optimistic tone is evident.”Intel definitely has more spring in their step than they’ve ever had before,” said Anshel Sag, an analyst with Moor Insights and Strategy. “There’s a lot more ambition and excitement within the company, top to bottom.”Smaller circuitry lets Intel put more electronics on the chip, and one of the biggest beneficiaries here will be those who like Intel’s all-purpose Thunderbolt connector. Adding all that circuitry means Ice Lake chips are significantly bigger than they could have been, though, which means Intel can’t make as many of them from each 300mm silicon wafer it sends through its manufacturing lines.As circuitry shrinks, though, chipmakers pile more and more duties onto processors that previously relied on separate chips. “In our history, we never went through an integration of this size since we integrated graphics on Sandy Bridge,” chips Intel debuted in 2011, said Ophir Edlis, a senior principal engineer.Intel not out of the woods yetIce Lake is a big deal for Intel, but it’s not victory.Intel PC group leader Chris Walker holds a 10nm Ice Lake processor. Stephen Shankland/CNET For one thing, its use of 10nm manufacturing will be limited. Processors for desktop PCs — plugged into the wall for power and thus not needing Ice Lake’s better efficiency — will continue to use the Sky Lake design built on the 14nm process. “10nm has ongoing yield issues,” Kanter said, meaning that an undesirably high fraction of chips don’t meet quality standards.Another challenge is that smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is eager to sell its own Arm-family processors to make PCs work more like phones with long battery life and connections to mobile networks. Microsoft and others used to living in Intel’s world will likely provide the software support that will require.”Microsoft has tried and given up in the past,” said Avi Greengart, an analyst at Techsponential. “But it really looks like Microsoft is going to make the long-term investments needed for Windows on Arm to succeed.” That support is necessary to get computer makers like Asus, Lenovo, HP and Dell to commit their design and sales teams.The Arm-based Apple questionFinally, there’s Apple. It just upgraded its influential MacBooks to ninth-generation Intel Core processors. But moving to Arm processors, as persistent rumors suggest is likely, would be a major blow to Intel. Apple declined to comment on its plans.With Ice Lake, though, Intel can legitimately say it’s again moving forward, improving power and performance.It expects improvements over Ice Lake’s Sunny Cove microarchitecture — Willow Cove in 2020 and Golden Cove in 2021. Intel’s next-generation 7nm manufacturing process is due to go online in 2021, too, shrinking circuitry further. And its Foveros chip-stacking technology could enable more performance and flexibility.”Things haven’t been as exciting in the processor world for many years,” said Christopher Voce, a Forrester analyst. With Ice Lake, though, “Everything they’ve shown is impressive. They turned it up a notch.”Originally published May 27.Update, May 28, 12:53 p.m. PT: Adds more detail about Thunderbolt. Meet Intel’s Ice Lake processor, due to speed up PCs in 2019 After four years, Intel finally has a new processor design. And it’s something the company doesn’t have to be ashamed of. Ice Lake — officially Intel’s 10th-generation Core processor — clocks in at roughly 18% faster than its predecessor, Intel said. The processor’s graphics speed is 50% to 80% faster, and dedicated circuitry will boost AI software and double video-handling speeds. The new processor also has built-in Thunderbolt support for faster connections to external devices, and a companion chip brings improved Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking. It’s also got better gaming performance, with Intel demoing an Ice Lake laptop playing Destiny 2 at its Computex keynote.The new chip kickstarts Intel’s manufacturing process, which stalled with the previous Sky Lake design. The earlier chip was supposed to be on the market for two years, but Intel instead extended its life with modest tweaks while working through its manufacturing problems. Ice Lake will likely usher in thinner, faster and more capable laptops. Software should also improve to take advantage of the more powerful brains that can run it. Combined, we might actually have a reason to put our phones down and upgrade our PCs.”Is there enough here to catalyze customers into saying, ‘Hey, I want to look at this new laptop?”‘ said David Kanter, an analyst at Real World Tech. “The answer is yes.” Computex 2019 • Share your voice Laptops Computers See All Tags Post a comment reading • Faster 10th-gen Ice Lake laptop chip gives Intel some of its mojo back 0 Computex 2019 May 29 • The outrageous computer cases of Computex 2019 May 29 • The laptops of tomorrow will make us even more productive — and it’s terrifying 16 Photos Qualcomm Processors ARM Asus Dell HP Intel Lenovo Microsoft Samsung Applelast_img read more

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No foul play suspected in Juneau mayors death

first_imgPreliminary autopsy results indicate Juneau’s mayor died Monday morning from natural causes, likely a heart issue. Based on that information, Juneau police do not suspect any foul play.Download AudioGreg Fisk was discovered dead inside his Kennedy Street home Monday afternoon.At a press briefing in Juneau on Wednesday afternoon, Juneau Police Chief Bryce Johnson said the 70-year-old was found with some bruises and injuries on his face that were bleeding.“People fall and faces get injured. It could look like there was an assault that took place and that’s why the first looks and people thought an assault took place, but it’s consistent with the fall and that’s the information we got back from the medical examiner as well,” Johnson said.Johnson said the department has evidence that corroborates the medical examiners finding, which indicate facial injuries were not the cause of death. Johnson said it’s likely Fisk fell against a counter after experiencing a heart issue. Fisk had a history of heart problems, Johnson said.Because the death was unattended and Fisk was found with injuries, Johnson said police had an obligation to investigate in case something potentially criminal did show up in the autopsy.After Fisk’s body was found Monday afternoon, rumors quickly spread about the cause. His death has attracted national attention.“There was a time period in which we just didn’t have any answers and, people being people, they run with the unknown for that couple of days. It’s Juneau, Alaska. It’s an exotic location. It’s a newly elected mayor so it was an intriguing story. It’s a tragic story for Juneau because we still lost our mayor, a tragic story for the family,” Johnson said.Juneau police have notified Fisk’s family of the preliminary autopsy results. A final report is due in 2-8 weeks.Photo: KTOO-Juneaulast_img read more

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Wellness Centers Offer Health Joy to Seniors

first_imgDelores Robinson and Renna Summers at the Hayes Senior Wellness Center.WASHINGTON – Catherine Pridgen could no longer bear the thought of sitting in the house she once shared with her husband.  After Pridgen’s husband died from cancer, she needed somewhere to go so she would not be depressed. This, she said, was when she learned about the Hayes Senior Wellness Center Center.Hayes, in Ward 6, is the latest of six senior wellness centers that caters to Washington’s senior residents, ages 60 years and older.The others include Bernice Elizabeth Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center in Ward 1, Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center in Ward 4, Model Cities Senior Wellness Center in Ward 5, Washington Seniors Wellness Center in Ward 7 and Congress Heights Senior Wellness Center in Ward 8.Mr. Prince, 98, and Lorenzo Lewis, 84, enjoy a game of checkers at Hayes Senior Wellness Center.There are classes in nutrition, exercise, reflexology, smoking cessation, and other health care concerns. The centers include seminars, support groups, auxiliary activities, creative arts, and intergenerational programs.  Activities offered at Hayes Center include aerobics exercise, yoga, weight lifting, line dancing, daily lunches and field trips. The services at all the facilities focus on wellness, promoting better health, and preventing disease.  One of the goals, officials said, is provide help that allows seniors to maintain their independence and avoid premature institutionalization, such as nursing homes.Before coming to the Hayes center, most of the seniors occupied their days at the Sherwood Recreation Center.  The seniors were relocated to Hayes Center because Sherwood Center did not have a functioning kitchen.Renna Summers,78, who lives alone at her Capitol Hill Towers apartment, has been coming to the Hayes Senior Wellness Center for two years. She particularly likes communicating with people, dancing, and playing cards and games. “I get to go to my doctor’s appointments and my dentist appointments by coming to the center,” she said. “Seabrook picks us up and carries us free of charge.”Catherine Pridgen, 76, found an oasis at the Hayes Senior Wellness Center following the death of her husband.Although the center provides an excellent place for seniors to socialize, they still get bored sometimes. “Some days we do nothing,” Delores Robinson said.  “I think we should have more activities. We should go on more field trips and have other games we can be involved in when we’re just sitting around after lunch and doing nothing other than playing cards. Maybe we can have some board games and things like that,”Another senior at the center who wanted to be referred to as ‘The Doctor’ or ‘Pastor Allen’ said he was very appreciative the center. “I was born in the ’40s and they had boys’ clubs, not really community centers,” he said. “The community centers are new for seniors.”There are approximately 68 community centers in DC that cater to children, teens, adults and seniors. These centers provide a gateway to learning and involve fun activities. There is usually a center that is close to your home.Pridgen, like many other seniors, sees the community centers as a home away from home.“When somebody dies and you are in the house where they lived, you get depressed,” she said in reference to her decased husband. So I said,‘I got to go,  I can’t stay here.’ We were like two old people. I would be in one room watching my show and he would be in one room. And every time I look around when I couldn’t see him, I said ‘Oh no, I got to go.’”For more information on Washington’s senior wellness centers, call 202.724.5622 or visit http://dcoa.dc.gov/service/senior-wellness-centerslast_img read more

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Kolkata girl gets rape threats for Facebook post on Kashmir

first_imgKolkata: A teenaged girl from Kolkata was trolled and allegedly threatened with rape on Facebook for a post on the plight of Kashmiris in the wake of the Pulwama attack, she said Wednesday. In her February 15 post, the Class 12 girl condemned the deadly terror strike in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 40 CRPF jawans, while highlighting the daily hardships of Kashmiris. She said some people asked her to leave the country and go to Pakistan in reply to her post, and others threatened rape and dire consequences. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata Bose A local shopkeeper also told her that a few men were trying to locate her house through her Facebook pictures, she claimed. “Initially, after receiving the threats, I had deleted my post. But after I came to know that some youths were looking for me, I decided to delete my Facebook account. I did not go to school for the last two days,” she told PTI. The girl lodged a complaint on Wednesday, and said police has assured her of all help, including providing security. The cyber crime division of the Kolkata Police is looking into the matter. The incident comes days after a Kashmiri doctor said he was considering leaving the city, after his daughters complained of ostracism in school and neighbourhood, in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror strike.last_img read more

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How can information technology help market manufacturing and service firms and what

first_img min read Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Enroll Now for Free Wow these are good and insightful questions. Overall, technology is important for a business–it helps you do more with less, save time, be more productive and gain intelligence on key business processes and metrics. For manufacturers in particular, you need to manage and have data on inventory, shipping, receiving, logistics, returns and a number of other “product” related information.Technology can help you manage this much better than you could manage it without a proper technology system in place. If you have business processes at the core of your business, simply adding technology won’t help. In fact, it might hinder things. Keep this in mind. If you need to get every penny from other business processes, a good technology system can help you monitor those costs and know where to invest and where to cut back.Follow the examples of Wal-Mart and Dell. These retailers have thrived by cutting out as much waste as they can from the manufacturing and fulfillment process. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) products from SAP, Everest, Oracle, IBM and others can help.Ramon Ray, Editor and Technology Evangelist, Smallbiztechnology.com August 14, 2007 This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.last_img read more

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