While in Oregon this week I was able to talk with Jake G, He’s in the Brand Promise Validation team (which I thought he was part of Interop team), however you’ll see what he tells me when you watch the video. This is the first part of the day & throughout the afternoon he showed me a couple of innovative ways Intel is testing vPro to ensure it is ready for IT shops & End Users. Also to note, if you have seen my prior posts on CIRA (FAst Call for Help), Jake is the one helped me get the pitures, demo’s & startup data for those posts a few month’s back. Next Up, Jake walks me through the Ideation Lab, their infrastructure & their console testing automation setup.Prior Feet on the Street
Barcelona could now face a fine for the song following the probe ordered by the LFPThe anti-violence committee of the La Liga (LFP) has decided to open a case against FC Barcelona as the result of a song insulting Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo.The song, which was sung by a sector of the crowd during Barcelona’s 5-0 thrashing of Levante Sunday was “He’s a drunk, Cristiano is a drunk”. The song was in clear reference to Ronaldo’s infamous 30th birthday party which was held just a matter of hours after Real had lost to Atletico Madrid the previous weekend, reports Xinhua.The La Liga observer in the ground said he had heard, “the intonation of a song in a sports stadium in the 65th minute of the game and from a group of supporters following the home team — a group of approximately 200 people”.”The fans initiated the following song ‘He’s a drunk, Cristiano is a drunk’ in reference to the Real Madrid players, Cristiano Ronaldo in a choral, coordinated and repetitive manner,” the committee’s report revealed Tuesday.Barcelona could now face a fine for the song, while anyone identified as having taken part in the singing probably faces a fine and a probable stadium ban.This is part of the crackdown on fan behaviour in the wake of the death of a radical supporter of Deportivo la Coruna in a fight against Atletico Madrid radicals ahead of the game between the two sides Nov 30 last year.
New Delhi, Jan 19 (PTI) Tamil Nadu government will soon take steps for holding banned Jallikattu event with the backing of the Centre, Chief Minister O Panneerselvam said today after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi who expressed governments inability to promulgate an ordinance on the issue.”We will soon take steps with the backing of the Centre for the holding of the sport. You will soon see (the steps). All is well that ends well. Wait, good will happen,” he told reporters after the meeting with Modi during which he urged the Central government to issue an ordinance to enable the sport to be conducted.As protests demanding the lifting of the ban on bull taming sport Jallikattu spread across Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister rushed here last night to meet the Prime Minister with a request for ordinance. He was accompanied in the meeting by Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan. Modi told the Chief Minister that he fully understood and respected the sentiments of Tamil Nadu people on the Jallikattu issue.”I am aware of the feelings of the people of Tamil Nadu on the issue,” Modi was quoted by the Chief Minister as having told him.After the Chief Minister pressed for immediate steps for promulgation of an ordinance, the Prime Minister told him that the Supreme Court was yet to give its verdict on the notification of the government on the issue but the Centre would support any steps taken by the state government on this.Panneerselvam also recalled that AIADMK chief Sasikala has written a letter to the Prime Minister seeking Centres ordinance to hold the sport.advertisementThe Chief Minister said he told the Prime Minister that Jallikattu is a traditional right of Tamil Nadu and a sport symbolising bravery and that it should be allowed.Earlier, the PMO indicated the governments inability to promulgate an ordinance on allowing Jallikattu noting that the matter is sub-judice.”While appreciating the cultural significance of Jallikattu, the Prime Minister observed that the matter is at present sub-judice,” the PMO said after the meeting.At the same time, it said, “The Centre would be supportive of the steps taken by the state government.” PTI CPB AKK VSC DV
Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri backed midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek to develop into a “great player” at the club, even if the Italian conceded he will be more important “in the future”.Loftus-Cheek, 22, entered the season off a successful loan at Crystal Palace which saw him earn a spot on England’s World Cup spot roster in Russia.However, the midfielder struggled to break into Sarri’s side as he was limited to just three substitute appearances for Chelsea in the Premier League through the end of October. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Loftus-Cheek has only made one Premier League start this season, but he has made the most of his opportunities given in the Europa League, where he has made five starts. The England international is up to six goals this campaign, with three coming in a hat-trick against BATE in Europe. Loftus-Cheek has started two of Chelsea’s last three games, but was on the bench for their lone Premier League contest.Despite not having him in his preferred XI for the Premier League, Sarri feels Loftus-Cheek can become a star at Chelsea, and appeared to rule out any chance of the midfielder making a loan move in January.”Ruben is a very good player and, potentially, he’s a great player,” the Italian told UK newspapers.”He has played seven matches out of seven in the last month, so I’m really very happy with him. He’s improving a lot from the tactical point of view.”In the future, he will be a midfielder but sometimes we need to use him as a winger, especially in the last part of matches with his physical impact. So he’s a very important player for us.”In the future, he will be more than important.”Sitting fourth in the Premier League table on 37 points, Chelsea host Leicester City on Saturday hoping to close the 11-point gap to league leaders Liverpool. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
AFC Champions League AFC Champions League 2017: Semifinals second leg previews Ashwin Muralidharan This week, we are all set to determine the two finalists of the continent’s premier club competition….. Last updated 2 years ago 22:29 10/15/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images AFC Champions League Persepolis v Al Hilal Urawa Reds v Shanghai SIPG Al Hilal Urawa Reds Persepolis Shanghai SIPG This week, we are all set to determine the two finalists of the continent’s premier club competition….. The second legs of the AFC Champions League semifinals are all set to take place this week as the competition draws ever so close to the final. Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds will be hosting Shanghai SIPG while Iran’s Persepolis will be welcoming Al Hilal in the other game. Let’s take a look at what awaits us: AL HILAL (KSA) v PERSEPOLIS (IRN) Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. Persepolis have a mountain of sorts to climb when they host Al Hilal on Tuesday, looking to claim a very unlikely spot in the all-important final. It is so because of the 4-0 hammering they suffered in the first leg away, which almost guarantees Al Hilal’s spot in the summit clash. Persepolis, playing at this stage of the competition for the first time, had exceeded expectations to reach here but were given a harsh lesson by their Saudi Arabian opponents. Al Hilal were just too good on the night as they seized control of the tie in masterly fashion, thanks to a brilliant hat-trick from Omar Khribin. On Tuesday, Al Hilal have a very simple job of trying to finish off Persepolis’ challenge while the Iranians will hope to draw inspiration from Guangzhou Evergrande who almost overthrew a 4-0 deficit in the quarterfinals against Shanghai SIPG. Even though Al Hilal will be without the services of Abdullah Ateef, who was sent off in the first leg, Persepolis are not expected to make much of this tie. Date: Oct 17, 21:30 UTC+5.30Venue: Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex, MuscatURAWA RED DIAMONDS (JPN) v SHANGHAI SIPG (CHN)Urawa Red Diamonds hold a slender advantage going into their AFC Champions League semifinal second leg clash against Shanghai SIPG at home on Wednesday. Having drawn the first leg 1-1 away, the Japanese team have an away goal bonus which might turn out to be extremely crucial. Shanghai SIPG, who are normally prolific at home, would have been surprised to be held 1-1at home, with Hulk scoring their goal while Kashiwage Yusuke scored the equaliser. Urawa did well to limit the star-studded Shanghai team which has the likes of Oscar and Elkeson and now will be supremely hopeful of clinching victory at home. Moreover, Andre Villas-Boas’ side are not the perfect travellers and could be in for a tough night on Wednesday. They find themselves in a position where they have to score since a goalless draw will suit Urawa Red Diamonds, who themselves have scored a lot of goals at home. All in all, we’re set for a huge game.Date: Oct 18, 16:00 UTC+5.30Venue: Saitama Stadium 2002, Saitama
zoom A total of sixteen new gas carrier ships being built in Japan for Japanese owners are to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines capable of running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) or conventional diesel fuels.The contracts for 20 nine-cylinder, 25 six-cylinder and 16 eight-cylinder Wärtsilä 50DF dual-fuel engines were all placed between the second half of 2014 and December 2015.This total of 61 engines that will be running primarily on LNG represents a notable expansion of Japan’s gas fuelled merchant fleet.According to Wärtsilä, these will be the company’s first 50DF engines delivered for Japan’s LNG carrier market.“We are honoured and pleased to be making this contribution to Japan’s ongoing shift into shipping’s gas age,” says Lars Anderson, Vice President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.The 16 vessels, which have a gas cargo capacity of between 155,000 and 180,000 cubic metres, will be employed mainly in delivering shale gas from the USA to Japan.When operating in gas mode, the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from Wärtsilä’s 50DF dual-fuel engines are at least 85 percent below those specified in the current IMO regulations, and CO2 emissions are some 25 percent less than those of a conventional marine engine running on diesel fuel, the company said. Additionally, the sulphur oxide (SOx) and particle emissions are negligible at almost zero percent.
FOR BROADCAST USE A new way for Nova Scotians to strengthen personal safety is being introduced today (April 30th) to mark Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs from May 3rd to 9th. The Emergency Management Office has produced an emergency checklist and is encouraging Nova Scotians to fill it out with information on their prescriptions, doctors and emergency contacts. The information should be attached to the inside of the front door and will assist emergency responders or residents who may have to quickly evacuate their homes. Emergency Management Minister David Morse said it is a simple and effective way for Nova Scotians to protect themselves and their families. The free checklist is being distributed by many pharmacies, home-care and community housing networks, the Canadian Red Cross, and through the Emergency Management Office’s website at W-W-W dot gov dot N-S dot C-A slash E-M-O. -30- A new way for Nova Scotians to strengthen personal safety was introduced today, April 30, to mark Emergency Preparedness Week, which runs from May 3 to 9. The Emergency Management Office has produced a medical information checklist that can be used to help Nova Scotians in case of an emergency. The checklist includes information on prescriptions, doctors and emergency contacts, and should be placed in a sealable plastic bag and attached to the inside of the front door. The information will assist emergency responders, and help residents who may have to quickly evacuate their homes. The checklist is designed to ensure privacy, so that personal medical information cannot be seen by visitors to the home. “This is a simple and effective way for Nova Scotians to protect themselves and their families,” said Emergency Management Minister David Morse. “It will complement other emergency programs like Vial of Life.” Nova Scotians are encouraged to pick up the free checklist being distributed by many pharmacies in Nova Scotia, home-care and community-housing networks, the Canadian Red Cross, and through the Emergency Management Office website, www.gov.ns.ca/emo . It also includes useful information on how to prepare a home emergency kit. The checklist was developed in collaboration with the departments of Health, Community Services, and Health Promotion and Protection, Public Safety Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. Emergency Preparedness Week is an annual national event during the first full week of May. During Emergency Preparedness Week, activities are held across Canada to raise awareness of the importance of having an emergency kit, making an emergency plan and identifying local risks.
APTN National NewsA Mi’kmaw high school student in Nova Scotia won a big award for her volunteer work.The Governor General’s Caring Canadian awards were handed out to students at the WE Day celebrations in Halifax.APTN’s Trina Roache was there and brings us this firstname.lastname@example.org
SURREY, B.C. – FortisBC says it has shipped 950 gigajoules of liquefied natural gas from Vancouver to China, marking the industry’s first shipment to the Asian country.The move is part of a pilot project aimed to determine long-term feasibility of B.C. LNG shipments to China.FortisBC’s Tilbury facility in Delta, B.C., supplied the liquefied natural gas, while True North Energy Corp. and CIMC ENRIC Holdings Ltd. provided equipment and logistics.FortisBC spokesman Douglas Stout says that the small but significant step for the province’s LNG export industry could be the first of many shipments from the province.All three companies involved say China is projected to become the world’s second largest LNG importer by next year as its government steps up efforts to combat air pollution and convert millions of homes to natural gas heaters, as well as boost industrial use.They say the country has limited reserves and is turning to others, including British Columbia, to fill the gap.
WASHINGTON – Donald Trump campaigned for the presidency by pledging no tax cuts for the wealthy, but newly leaked pages from his 2005 taxes demonstrate how the wealthiest Americans — like Trump — would benefit from some of his tax proposals.Trump’s proposals to eliminate the alternative minimum tax, cut the capital gains tax rate and curb income tax rates would have shrunk his tax bill dramatically if they had been in place over a decade ago. The AMT alone was responsible for roughly 86 per cent of his federal tax bill.The Trump administration has said it would make up for lost revenue by closing loopholes, but the specific deductions Trump’s plan would eliminate have not been laid out in detail.“Any reductions we have in upper-income taxes would be offset by less deductions, so there would be no absolute tax cut for the upper class,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told CNBC in November.Trump’s promise to not slash taxes for the rich has already been called into question by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center and other analysts. According to the group, the top 1 per cent of earners would receive a tax break averaging more than $200,000 each. Those gains would be concentrated among the wealthiest: The top 0.1 per cent would receive tax breaks averaging around $1.1 million. Meanwhile, middle-income households would receive $1,010 in tax cuts, and the lowest-income earners would receive a benefit of $110.The summary of Trump’s 2005 taxes does not provide a full picture of Trump’s finances, the deductions he claimed and the detail of his income earned. Still, the numbers in broad strokes illustrate why his tax plan would be a boon for the ultra-wealthy.Trump made nearly $1 million in wages and another $32 million in capital gains, according to the two pages obtained by journalist David Cay Johnston. Most of his earnings came from business income, rental real estate, royalties and partnerships. Trump offset much of that income through a tax loophole in the 1990s that enabled him to deduct more than $900 million in past losses on his casinos as past business losses of his own.Trump has maintained that the publication of the returns was illegal, although he seemed to take pride in the financial results shown in the returns during an interview for Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to be aired Wednesday.“It’s certainly not an embarrassing return at all,” Trump said.The first big win for Trump would have come from his proposed elimination of the Alternative Minimum Tax, which was first enacted in 1969 to ensure that top earners could not use tax breaks and deductions to avoid paying any federal taxes.Had the law not been in effect in 2005, Trump could have avoided almost all of the federal income tax he paid that year. Instead of paying $36.5 million, he would have paid just $5.5 million.Another smaller benefit would come from a lower tax on the wages Trump pays himself. Under the most recent Trump plan announced during the campaign, the president would pay a lower 33 per cent tax rate on his nearly $1 million in 2005 wages.Other elements of Trump’s tax plan would be likely to benefit him as well, his 2005 filing shows. Trump would cut taxes on pass-through income, such as that earned from assets he holds through various holding companies, to 15 per cent — a boon for people who have set up businesses in the same way he has, a common practice in the real estate business. As such, it would encourage other taxpayers —including regular wage earners — to set up sole proprietor companies, then declare their income as business income, according to the Tax Policy Center.If the president’s current income is similar to his 2005 tax filings, he may also save money through the House Republican plan to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s health care law.The replacement would repeal a 0.9 per cent Medicare surtax on high earners and a 3.8 per cent net investment income tax that would apply to capital gains and rental and royalty income, among other sources. The Congressional Budget Office estimated that repealing these two taxes would amount to a nearly $275 billion tax cut over 10 years.Those savings would largely accrue to wealthier Americans such as Trump. FILE – In this Monday, March 13, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting on healthcare in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” was at the center of the political media Tuesday, March 14, 2017, with a story on Trump’s tax returns propelled by social media. The White House pushed back even before the release of the documents Tuesday night, saying that publishing the information was illegal. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) by Josh Boak And Jeff Horwitz, The Associated Press Posted Mar 15, 2017 6:58 am MDT Last Updated Mar 15, 2017 at 4:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Trump tax bill would have been slashed by his plans
Speaking to journalists after a closed-door session of the Security Council, Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for UN Peacekeeping Operations, said that the work is going on “very, very actively.” “We are working despite all the logistical challenges towards deploying additional troops,” said Mr. Ladsous, who recently returned from the country. “The problem is that it is a landlocked country. The roads are very, very limited. So it’s not easy.”The 15-member Council unanimously authorized, in April, the creation of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA) which is expected to be on the ground by September. The new UN Mission is to take over the responsibilities of the African-led International Support Mission, known as MISCA, and will initially comprise up to 10,000 military personnel, including 240 military observers and 200 staff officers, as well as 1,800 police personnel.The UN is currently “re-hatting” some of the MISCA forces to join the MINUSCA troops, and generating additional forces, Mr. Ladsous said, adding that the process “will not happen overnight.”Also today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon officially appointed his acting Special Representative and head of MINUSCA to that post. Prior to this position, Babacar Gaye, of Senegal, headed the UN peacebuilding office in the country, known by its acronym BINUCA.Central African Republic has been embroiled in fighting currently fuelled by inter-communal retaliatory attacks between anti-balaka and Séléka rebels, after the latter were ousted from power in January 2014. An estimated 2.2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid as a result.In late May, the Security Council strongly condemned the latest wave of violence in the country. It stressed that the CAR Transitional Authorities have the primary responsibility to protect civilians, and to encourage them to take the necessary measures to prevent further violence in the capital, Bangui, and throughout the country.“The situation remains of great concern from a security angle,” Mr. Ladsous said. “Things are probably not as bad now in Bangui as they were. And I think that is in part thanks to MISCA and also to the European force that has now deployed. But in the provinces, as witnessed in incidents in the past couple of weeks, issues are far from settled.”Mr. Ladsous, who earlier this month participated in a meeting of the International Contact Group on the CAR, said there was a strong push for a peace forum to be held in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, starting on 21 July, to find a political solution to the violence. “The hope is that it can be decided that hostilities cease, and that weapons are laid down, and that will pave the way to stage a process of talks on national reconciliation that could take place probably in CAR itself,” Mr. Ladsous said. “But there was a very strong commitment of participants of the international community to make it happen, and a very strong, very unanimous signal.”Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon latest report on the situation in CAR is expected to be out in early August.
For some of us, the most fascinating part of space discovery isn’t when we learn something exists, but when we learn what that thing looks like and can actually see it. Landing a rover on Mars is incredible, but actually seeing what Mars looks like is where the real thrill lies. We’ve known about the existence of a plethora of exoplanets for some time now, but never quite knew what they looked like. However, using Hubble, astronomers have determined what an exoplanet looks like for the first time ever.The exoplanet, known as the easily memorable HD 189733b, is a deep azure similar to the color of Earth’s oceans when viewed from space.HD 189733b is 63 light-years away from Earth, and one of the closest exoplanets that we can actually see when it crosses in front of its star. Unlike Earth, though, it’s a gas giant, with an atmosphere that sits at a comfortable 1,000 degrees Celsius — 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit. If that doesn’t sound appealing, the exoplanet also experiences 4,350 mph winds, and rains glass for good measure.The exoplanet is close to its star, and its light is faint, so it wasn’t entirely easy to determine its color. Using the Hubble’s Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph, the team essentially sussed out the color through subtraction. As the exoplanet passed over and behind its star, its reflected light became blocked, and thus the amount of light the system gave off decreased. The light that decreased was in the blue area of the color spectrum, while every other color’s intensity stayed the same.HD 189733b: blue because of silicate particles floating in the atmosphere, almost 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, will slice you to ribbons when it rains, and now the first exoplanet with a confirmed color.
Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Short URL By Michelle Hennessy Mar 10th 2017, 11:47 PM Share Tweet Email2 39,136 Views Friday 10 Mar 2017, 11:47 PM Whistleblower David Taylor receives letter reminding him he may still face discipline Taylor was recently reinstated to An Garda Síochána after being cleared by the DPP of allegations that he leaked information to journalists. 60 Comments http://jrnl.ie/3282433 Image: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie Image: Laura Hutton/RollingNews.ie GARDA WHISTLEBLOWER Superintendent David Taylor was sent a letter this morning informing him an internal disciplinary investigation into his case is still underway, TheJournal.ie can reveal.Taylor returned to work three weeks ago at the Traffic Unit in Dublin Castle after a 22-month suspension. The former head of the Garda Press Office was arrested in 2015 and questioned for over 20 hours on suspicion of leaking information to journalists about two Roma children being removed from their families in May 2013.Just last month, Taylor was reinstated to An Garda Síochána after being cleared by the Director of Public Prosecutions. At the time he said he felt he had been vindicated and that he would be “resuming that part of my life which has been put on hold since the start of this process”.As is standard procedure in the organisation, an internal garda disciplinary investigation had been launched in tandem with the criminal probe. This disciplinary procedure was paused, however, pending the DPP’s decision.Today Taylor received a letter from garda management informing him that they are now reviewing the initial internal allegations with a view to deciding whether disciplinary action is appropriate.The threshold of proof in disciplinary investigations is lower than in that of a criminal investigation and it is understood An Garda Síochána does, on occasion, continue to pursue disciplinary action – even after the member of the force in question has been cleared by the DPP.Justice Peter Charleton, the presiding judge in the Disclosures Tribunal into garda whistleblower allegations, last month described Taylor as a central witness. Taylor claims he was told to brief the media negatively that whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe was motivated in his action by malice and revenge.Read: Superintendent David Taylor reinstated after being cleared of leaking informationRead: ‘Every lie told to this Tribunal will be a waste of what ordinary men and women have paid for’>
Ice-cream van to the rescue after transporting patient from Portmarnock beach What a hero. Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share283 Tweet Email 22,423 Views Source: Dublin Fire Brigade/Twitter http://jrnl.ie/3456974 By Cliodhna Russell 37 Comments Thanks to Mark’s Ice Cream of #Portmarnock Beach for allowing his van to be commandeered to transport a patient from the beach. #SuperCool pic.twitter.com/rxmmjIIJPr— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) June 20, 2017 AN ICE-CREAM VAN came to the rescue at Portmarnock beach in Dublin yesterday.The van was used to transport a patient who got a fish-hook caught in their foot.A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade told TheJournal.ie that an ambulance or fire truck couldn’t get to the patient as the vehicles were too heavy to go on the sand at the area of the beach where the man was located.The ice-cream van was lighter and a paramedic got in the back of the truck and the patient was then transported to the ambulance on a path. The patient was then brought to hospital where he was treated for his injuries.Read: It’s official … today was the hottest day of the year> Jun 21st 2017, 10:25 PM Wednesday 21 Jun 2017, 10:25 PM
SEATTLE — Democratic U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell clinched re-election Tuesday night, easily defeating Republican newcomer Michael Baumgartner to win her third term.In early returns, Cantwell led Baumgartner 60 percent to 40 percent.“We focused on jobs and jobs and jobs and people responded well to that,” Cantwell told The Associated Press after a victory speech in Seattle. “We have a lot to do. A lot of people don’t want to see stalemate. We need to get to work on economic issues.”Baumgartner conceded shortly after early results came in. In a statement, he said that he knew beating Cantwell was going to be “an uphill battle.”Cantwell, Washington state’s junior senator, led from the start, amassing a war chest worth more than $8 million that dwarfed Baumgartner’s effort, which added up to about $1 million.Baumgartner is a first-term state senator from the Spokane area who previously worked as a foreign policy consultant.Meanwhile, Democrat Suzan DelBene took a strong lead over Republican John Koster in Washington’s most contested congressional race.In early returns, DelBene led by 55 percent to 45 percent in the race for the open 1st Congressional District seat.Spanning from the suburbs of King County to the Canadian border in Whatcom County, the sprawling, redrawn district was seen as a toss-up throughout the election.DelBene, a former Microsoft executive, defeated a group of Democrats in the primary to face Koster, who faced little opposition from his own party. DelBene used more than $2 million of her own money in the campaign.
BNP leader Mojibar Rahman Sarwar speaks at a press conference to announce his boycott from Barishal City Corporation election at Barishal press club on Monday. Photo: M Jashim UddinMain opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has pulled out of the Barishal City Corporation election, raising complaitns of widespread ballot stuffing and manipulation by the ruling Awami League.The BNP’s Mujibur Rahman Sarwar announced the decision of pulling out from the race, at a press conference at Barishal Press Club at 12:15pm on Monday, around four hours after the voting began.Following Sarwar, Islami Andolan Bangladesh mayor candidate Obaidur Rahman and Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal’s Manisha Chakrabarty boycotted the election complaining vote rigging.In the press conference, Sarwar said, “No sooner had the voting begun than the ballot boxes were filled with stamped ballot papers. Polling agents of BNP and other political parties were stopped from entering the polling stations.”Terming the administration’s role disgraceful, he said, “I was elected mayor once and member of parliament for four times. But, I’ve never experienced such an unprecedented election like this.”He alleged, “Fair election is impossible in Barishal as the prime minister’s relative is contesting here.”Manisha Chakrabarty and Obaidur Rahman brought out separate processions in the southern city, protesting against vote rigging in several polling centres.Manisha told newsman that she was assaulted while she protested against vote stuffing for ‘boat’ [election symbol of ruling Awami League] at Sadar Girls School in broad daylight.Despite allegations of massive rigging, manipulation and intimidation, the BNP did not boycott elections in Khulna and Gazipur, where the ruling party candidates eventually came out winners.However, in 2015, the opposition party had withdran their candidates from the electoral race in Dhaka noth and south and Chittagong city corporations, raising allegations of massive rigging and election engineering.*This report has been rewritten in English by Imam Hossain.
Citation: AMD Announces Eight New Athlon II Processors (2009, October 20) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2009-10-amd-athlon-ii-processors.html AMD Athlon X2 7750 Black Edition 2.7GHz CPU 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. Explore further (PhysOrg.com) — AMD announced today eight new, low cost, Athlon II processors to their Athlon II processor family. AMD has supplemented their standard power processors with 2 quad cores (X4 2.3GHz ‘605e’ and 2.2GHz ‘600e’), 4 triple cores (X3 2.9GHz ‘435’, 2.7GHz ‘425’, 2.3GHz ‘405e’ and 2.2GHz ‘400e’) and 2 dual core processors (X2 2.8GHz ‘240e’ and 2.7GHz ‘235e’). These processors offer excellent performance and low power consumption. With this new line of Athlon II processors, OEM’s and system builders have a wide variety of PC solutions that can provide them with low cost, and power efficient PC’s optimized for Windows 7.All these processors are made using a 45-nanometer production process and have a power consumption of either 45 watts or 95 watts. AMD new Athlon II processors are intended to compete with Intel’s midrange line of CPUs that include the Core 2 Duo E7000 series or E8000 series, with prices ranging from $69 to $143. The Athlon II processor chips are compatible with both Socket AM3 and Socket AM2+ motherboards.When comparing the AMD Athlon II X2 240e processor with Intel’s Core 2 Duo E7400, media and entertainment benchmarks3 performs 70% better with a processor cost saving of $404. The AMD Athlon II X3 435 processor when compared to the Intel Core 2 Duo E8500, delivers a processor cost savings of over $1005 with a 75% media and entertainment benchmarks3 performance.The full new line of Athlon II Processors includes:• AMD Athlon II X2 235e, 45 Watts, 2.7 GHz and priced at $69 • AMD Athlon II X2 240e, 45 Watts, 2.8 GHz and priced at $77• AMD Athlon II X3 400e, 45 Watts, 2.2 GHz and priced at $97 • AMD Athlon II X3 405e, 45 Watts, 2.3 GHz and priced at $102 • AMD Athlon II X3 425, 95 Watts, 2.7 GHz and priced at $76 • AMD Athlon II X3 435, 95 Watts, 2.9 GHz and priced at $87• AMD Athlon II X4 600e, 45 Watts, 2.2 GHz and priced at $133• AMD Athlon II X4 605e, 45 Watts, 2.3 GHz and priced at $143More information: For more information on the new AMD Athlon II processors, visit AMD’s website.© 2009 PhysOrg.com
Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. 3 min read October 26, 2015 The New York attorney general is probing whether three major Internet providers could be short-changing consumers by charging them for faster broadband speeds and failing to deliver the speeds being advertised, according to documents seen by Reuters.The letters, which were sent on Friday to executives at Verizon Communications Inc, Cablevision Systems Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc, ask each company to provide copies of all the disclosures they have made to customers, as well as copies of any testing they may have done to study their Internet speeds.”New Yorkers deserve the Internet speeds they pay for. But, it turns out, many of us may be paying for one thing, and getting another,” New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in a statement.Time Warner Cable spokesman Bobby Amirshahi said in a statement: “We’re confident that we provide our customers the speeds and services we promise them and look forward to working with the AG to resolve this matter.”Cablevision spokesman Charlie Schueler said the company’s Optimum Online service “consistently surpasses advertised broadband speeds, including in FCC and internal tests. We are happy to provide any necessary performance information to the Attorney General as we do to our customers.”Verizon declined comment, saying it had not yet seen the letter.The probe by the attorney general is particularly focused on so-called interconnection arrangements, or contractual deals that Internet service providers strike with other networks for the mutual exchange of data.In the letters, the office says it is concerned that customers paying a premium for higher speeds may be experiencing a disruption in their service thanks to technical problems and business disputes over the interconnection agreements.A 2014 study by the Measurement Lab Consortium, or M-Lab, found that customers’ Internet service tended to suffer at points where their broadband providers connected with long haul Internet traffic carriers including Cogent Communications Group Inc.”Internet service provider interconnection has a substantial impact on consumer Internet performance – sometimes a severely negative impact,” the study said, adding that business relationships rather than technical issues were often at the root of the problem.A spokesman for the attorney general’s office said the findings in the 2014 study, coupled with consumer complaints and internal analysis, prompted the inquiry into the Internet speeds.Some of the letters also raise questions about speeds delivered by Time Warner Cable and Cablevision to consumers over “the last mile,” a term that refers to the point where a telecommunication chain reaches a retail consumer’s devices.(Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Peter Cooney and Christian Plumb) This story originally appeared on Reuters Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Register Now »