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Merson Arsenal allowing Ramsey to leave for free is a crime

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first_imgEx-Arsenal star Paul Merson criticised the club’s poor management over Aaron Ramsey’s contract situation and fears that Mesut Ozil’s lucrative deal will make it difficult to attract top talentThe Gunners are set to lose Ramsey for nothing this summer, once his contract expires, after failed talks over an extension.The 28-year-old midfielder has since been strongly linked with a move to Serie A champions Juventus, who have confirmed their interest in bringing him to Italy.“Letting Ramsey leave is just bad, bad club management isn’t it,” Merson told Sky Sports Debate.“To let player contracts run out in this day and age for how much these players go for and how much they’re worth is criminal.“To let him leave the club and walk away for free, somebody in his prime leaving for nothing, it’s a football crime.”Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.Merson also believes Arsenal will be hard pushed to sign a suitable replacement for Ramsey due to their decision to hand Ozil a new lucrative long-term contract for a weekly wage of £350,000 a week before tax.He added: “Now they have got to replace him and that will cost money but until the Ozil problem gets sorted out they are going to find it difficult to bring in players.“Because if they bid £50-60m for someone, the first thing the player will say is well I want what Ozil is getting.“And when the club says you aren’t getting that then the player will just say well I’m not coming then. And that is what happened with Ramsey.”Merson is a former midfielder who played for Arsenal from 1985 to 1997 and made 327 appearances across all competitions in the process.The 50-year-old won the English first division title twice at North London and was a part of the squad which won the European Cup in the 1993/94 season.last_img read more

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All Clear for Turks and Caicos

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first_imgOne thing we ought remember, is that although the tropical storm warning was discontinued for the TCI since 2pm, the DDME still has to do its checks to ensure that conditions are indeed safe, hence the all clear coming two hours later.    A Tropical Storm warning at 2pm today was discontinued for the Turks and Caicos Islands by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.  Two hours earlier, at noon, the airports were reopened by the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority.  That was approximately the time that tropical storm force winds were predicted to dissipate, and they did.  Nearly all of Florida is under some kind of watch or warning and keeping to its peculiarity, Hurricane Matthew is, in at least two forecast models, expected to move up the south east coast, then make a turn or perhaps I should say a U-turn in the Atlantic and hit Miami.    If the storm does this, it will be much weaker forecasts are saying.    Currently, Hurricane Matthew is moving through The Bahamas chain of islands, expected to slam right into New Providence and Grand Bahama.  Those islands are as ready as can be and will experience Matthew by tonight.  Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 5, 2016 – Minutes to 4pm (Wednesday October 5, 2016) the ALL CLEAR was given for The Turks and Caicos and life as usual in these islands are officially resumed.  If you were looking for an epic encounter with dangerous, killer Hurricane Matthew then you are disappointed.  More sensible heads are grateful though for an uneventful encounter with the storm which has killed and destroyed and proven hard to chart, hard to read and uncommonly far reaching; nearly every country in the Atlantic & Caribbean had some brush with now Category three, Hurricane Matthew.   No damages were reported for the Turks and Caicos and the Department of Disaster Management and Emergencies kept its command center and storm shelters opened from Monday into today.  Again, Turks and Caicos is no longer under Tropical Storm Warning and the ALL CLEAR is issued by the Turks and Caicos Islands Government.    Related Items:all clear given for tci, tropical storm warning discontinued for turks and caicos Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Google will pay Fossil 40 million for smartwatch tech

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first_imgSome members of a Fossil R&D team are also joining Google as part of the deal.  César Salza / CNET Google is buying secret smartwatch technology from Fossil for $40 million. Design company Fossil said Thursday some members of the research and development team supporting that intellectual property will join Google as well. “We’ve built and advanced a technology that has the potential to improve upon our existing platform of smartwatches,” said Greg McKelvey, executive vice president and chief strategy and digital officer at Fossil, in a press release (PDF). “Together with Google, our innovation partner, we’ll continue to unlock growth in wearables.” The deal is expected to close later this month. Google declined to share further information about Fossil’s smartwatch technology that it’s buying.  In 2015, Fossil acquired Misfit, a wearable-tech startup focused on fitness trackers, for $260 million. The deal married Fossil’s fashion and watchmaking skills with Misfit’s technology. But Fossil appears to be getting out of that market. Fossil and Google have put out a few smartwatches. The fashion company’s latest, Fossil Sport, was a Google Wear OS smartwatch released in November. The watch had Qualcomm’s newest 3100 wearable chip to make its battery life longer. Last year, Google and its partners like Fossil put the emphasis more on fitness when they designed their smartwatches. The devices’ fitness-tracking feature, Google Fit, was revamped with new Move Minutes and Heart Point goals. Sarah Tew/CNET 0 Formerly known as the Google Home Hub, Google’s Nest Hub packs a wealth of Google Assistant goodness into a 7-inch screen. At $59, this is within a buck of the best price we’ve seen. It lists for $129 and sells elsewhere in the $89-to-$99 range.This is one item of many available as part of eBay’s Labor Day Sale (which, at this writing, doesn’t specifically mention Labor Day, but that’s how it was pitched to us). Read the Rylo camera preview HP Laptop 15t Value: $520 (save $780) DJI’s answer to GoPro’s action cameras is rugged little model that’s shockproof, dustproof and waterproof down to 11 meters. It normally runs $350, but this deal drops it to $261 when you apply promo code 19LABOR10 at checkout. Sprint Recently updated to include digital-photo-frame capabilities, the Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant goodness to your nightstand. It’s a little smaller than the Amazon Echo Show 5, but also a full $30 less (and tied with Prime Day pricing) during this Best Buy Labor Day sale. $520 at HP $155 at Google Express Other Labor Day sales you should check out Best Buy: In addition to some pretty solid MacBook deals that have been running for about a week already, Best Buy is offering up to 40% off major appliances like washers, dryers and stoves. There are also gift cards available with the purchase of select appliances. See it at Best BuyDell: Through Aug. 28, Dell is offering an extra 12% off various laptops, desktops and electronics. And check back starting Aug. 29 for a big batch of Labor Day doorbusters. See it at DellGlassesUSA: Aug. 29 – Sept. 3 only, you can save 65% on all frames with promo code labor65. See it at GlassesUSALenovo: The tech company is offering a large assortment of deals and doorbusters through Labor Day, with the promise of up to 56% off certain items — including, at this writing, the IdeaPad 730S laptop for $700 (save $300).See it at LenovoLensabl: Want to keep the frames you already love and paid for? Lensabl lets you mail them in for new lenses, based on your prescription. From now through Sept. 2 only, you can save 20% on the blue light-blocking lens option with promo code BLOCKBLUE. See it at LensablSears: Between now and Sept. 7, you can save up to 40% on appliances (plus an additional 10% if you shop online), up to 60% on mattresses, up to 50% on Craftsman products and more. The store is also offering some fairly hefty cashback bonuses. See it at SearsNote: This post was published previously and is continuously updated with new information.CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. $90 at Daily Steals via Google Express Lenovo Smart Clock: $59.99 (save $20) Share your voice $999 7 Read Lenovo Smart Clock review Review • iPhone XS review, updated: A few luxury upgrades over the XR $999 Turo is kind of like Uber meets Airbnb: You borrow someone’s car, but you do all the driving. I’ve used it many times and found it a great alternative to traditional car-rental services — in part because you get to choose exactly the vehicle you want (not just, say, “midsize”) and in part because you can often do pickup and dropoff right outside baggage claim.Between now and Sept. 1, the first 300 people to check out can get $30 off any Turo rental with promo code LDW30. $261 at Daily Steals via Google Express Sarah Tew/CNET $59 at eBay See It $6 at Tidal The problem with most entry-level laptops: They come with mechanical hard drives. That makes for a mighty slow Windows experience. This Lenovo model features a 128GB solid-state drive, so it should be pretty quick to boot and load software, even with its basic processor. Plus, it has a DVD-burner! That’s not something you see in many modern laptops, especially at this price. Google Nest Hub: $59 (save $70) Best Buy Post a comment See at Amazon Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera: $250 (save $250) Boost Mobile Comments Amazon Lenovo 130-15AST 15.6-inch laptop: $210 (save $90) What’s cooler: A snapshot of a firework exploding in front of you, or full 360-degree video of all the fireworks and all the reactions to seeing them? Oooh, ahhh, indeed. At $250, the compact Rylo dual-lens camera is selling for its lowest price yet. And for an extra $50, you can get the bundle that includes the waterproof housing.This deal runs through Sept. 3; it usually costs $500. Angela Lang/CNET Tidal 3-month family subscription: $5.99 (save $54) $299 at Amazoncenter_img Share your voice Mentioned Above Apple iPhone XS (64GB, space gray) An Echo Dot makes a fine match for any Fire edition TV, because you can use the latter to say things like, “Alexa, turn on the TV.” Right now, the 24-inch Insignia Fire TV Edition starts at just $100, while the 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Editions is on sale for $130. Just add any Fire TV Edition to your cart, then add a third-gen Echo Dot, and presto: The latter is free. Turo Read the AirPods review Rylo Use promo code 19LABOR10 to get an unusually good deal on JBL’s interesting hybrid product — not quite headphones, and not quite a traditional speaker, but something you wear like neckphones to listen to music on the go. Chris Monroe/CNET Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Wearable Tech Gadgets Software Tech Industry Sarah Tew/CNET TVs Speakers Mobile Accessories Cameras Laptops Automobiles Smart Speakers & Displays Free Echo Dot with an Insignia or Toshiba TV (save $50) JBL Soundgear wearable speaker: $90 (save $160) Tags $999 See it Read DJI Osmo Action preview CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See It Apple iPhone XS See at Turo Preview • iPhone XS is the new $1,000 iPhone X Read Google Home Hub review See It Apple AirPods with Wireless Charging Case: $155 (save $45) The Cheapskate Spotify and most other streaming services rely on compressed audio, which robs the listener of full fidelity. Enter Tidal, the only “major” service that delivers lossless audio — meaning at least on par with CD quality, if not better. Want to see (er, hear) the difference for yourself? Grab this excellent extended trial while you can. It’s just $6 for three months, and it’s good for up to six listeners. Though not technically a Labor Day sale, it’s happening during Labor Day sale season — and it’s too good not to share. Nationwide Distributors, via Google Express, has just about the best AirPods deal we’ve seen (when you apply promo code ZBEDWZ at checkout). This is for the second-gen AirPods with the wireless charging case. Can’t imagine these will last long at this price, so if you’re interested, act fast. Turo: Save $30 on any car rental $210 at Best Buy $999 $60 at Best Buy Sarah Tew/CNET Tags I thought this might be a mistake, but, no, the weirdly named HP Laptop 15t Value is indeed quite the value at this price. Specs include an Intel Core i7 processor, 12GB of RAM, a 256GB solid-state drive and a 15.6-inch display. However, I strongly recommend paying an extra $50 to upgrade that display to FHD (1,920×1,080), because you’re not likely to be happy with the native 1,366×768 resolution. DJI Osmo Action camera: $261 (save $89) Google,I’m shocked — shocked! — to learn that stores are turning Labor Day into an excuse to sell stuff. Wait — no, I’m not. As much as I respect the original intent of the holiday (which became official back in 1894), to most of us, it’s just a bonus day off — one that’s blissfully tacked onto a weekend. So, yeah, stores; go ahead, run your sales. I’m listening. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Labor Day doesn’t bring out bargains to compete with the likes of Black Friday (which will be here before you know it), but there are definitely some sales worth your time.For example:We’ve rounded up the best Labor Day mattress deals.We’ve also gathered the best Labor Day laptop deals at Best Buy.The 2019 Vizio P Series Quantum is back under $999.Be sure to check out Amazon’s roughly three dozen Labor Day deals on TVs and audio. Google Express is having a big sale as well, one that includes deals on game consoles, AirPods, iPhones, laptops and more.Below I’ve rounded up a handful of individual items I consider to be the cream of the crop, followed by a handy reference guide to other Labor Day sales. Keep in mind, of course, that products may sell out at any time, even if the sale itself is still running. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. last_img read more

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Hyundai developed airbags that can handle multiple collisions

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first_imgEnlarge ImageGiven how long airbags have been around, it’s a little surprising it took someone until 2019 to figure out a multiple-collision solution. Hyundai According to Hyundai, three out of every 10 collisions involve secondary collisions with other objects. So Hyundai developed an airbag system that hopes to protect you beyond the first hit.Hyundai announced on Monday that it has developed and intends to commercialize a multi-collision airbag system, which the automaker claims is the first of its kind. In essence, it acts like a normal airbag, inflating to prevent injuries during a collision, but it’s unique in the sense that some airbags will deploy upon a second collision, as well.The tech depends on detecting movement of the occupants during and following the first collision. It can change the deployment strength of different airbags based on a person’s position, attempting to mitigate any potential injuries incurred in secondary crashes. “By improving airbag performance in multi-collision scenarios, we expect to significantly improve the safety of our drivers and passengers,” said Taesoo Chi, head of Hyundai Motor Group’s Chassis Technology Center, in a statement. “We will continue our research on more diverse crash situations as part of our commitment to producing even safer vehicles that protect occupants and prevent injuries.”According to Hyundai’s research, cars crossing the center line create the greatest opportunity for multi-stage collisions, followed by sudden stops at toll gates and sideswiping. The automaker didn’t say when this tech would reach production, only that it would eventually end up in both Hyundai and Kia vehicles, since the tech is too potentially important to relegate to a single half of Hyundai Motor Group. 2020 Hyundai Palisade SUV is big in Korea, and everywhere else 72 Photos Hyundai Kia Hyundai Tags Preview • 2020 Hyundai Palisade: Croc eyes, family-friendly SUV heart Comment 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better More From Roadshowcenter_img 1 Share your voice Review • 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous News • 2020 Hyundai Palisade, Widebody Chargers and more: Roadshow’s week in review Auto Tech Future Cars 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More about 2020 Hyundai Palisadelast_img read more

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Death toll in Gazipur boiler blast reaches 13

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first_imgA rescue worker walks through rubble and debris at a garment factory in Gazipur on 3 July, 2017, after an explosion at the factory on the outskirts of Dhaka. Photo: AFPThe bodies of four more people were found in the debris following the boiler explosion at Multi-Fabs Ltd in Gazipur’s Nayarapara area on Tuesday evening, raising the death toll to 13, reports UNB.Firefighters found three bodies in the rubble of the factory around 6:45pm, said Akhtaruzzaman, deputy assistant director of Gazipur Fire Service and Civil Defence. The trio could not be identified immediately.Besides, the body of Amirul Islam, an engineer, was retrieved from under the debris of the factory in the morning, he said.The fire brigade team started their rescue operation for the second day on Tuesday.Earlier, nine people were killed and around 52 others injured as the boiler exploded at the factory on Monday evening.Of them, eight died on the spot while Solaiman Miah, 30, son of late Liakat Ali of Palashbari of Gaibandha, succumbed to his injuries at hospital.The eight other deceased are Mahbubur Rahman, 23, son of Shahar Ali in Sonatala upazila of Bogra district, Abdus Salam, 55, son of late Moksed Ahmed of Mirsarai in Chittagong, Gias Uddin, 30, son of Bachchu in Sadar upazila of Chandpur, Al Amin, 30, son of Aiyub Ali Sardar in Harishpur of Magura, Biplab Chandra Sheel, 38, son of Monindonath of Goalanda upazila in Rajbari, Mujibur Rahman, 37, son of Sagor Ali of Nasirnagar in Brahmanbaria, Mansur, 30, and Arshad Hossain, 36.Of the deceased, eight bodies were handed over to the family members, said Akhtaruzzaman.Meanwhile, two probe bodies were formed to investigate the incident.Additional district magistrate Rahinul Islam said the district administration formed an eight-member probe committee, led by him, to look into the incident.The committee started its work today, Rahinul said, adding that they will complete the inquiry giving priority to seven issues, including the expiry of the boiler, condition of its safety bulb and experience of directors.As part of the investigation, the probe committee members visited the spot, met factory workers and employees, and held a meeting with experts on boiler, he said.The additional district magistrate said they have information primarily that the boiler’s lifespan expired on 24 June.Besides, the Fire Service and Civil Defence formed a three-member committee to probe the incident.Meanwhile, the authorities of Multi-Fabs Ltd, where the boiler exploded, closed the factory for an indefinite period, said its workers.Besides, the authorities of 10 garment factories of the area closed their factories for Tuesday (today) following the incident.After visiting the spot on Tuesday, state minister for labour and employment M Mujibul Haque announced to provide Tk 8,00,000 for each family of the deceased.Of the compensation, the ministry will provide to Tk 5,00,000 while the factory authorities the rest, he said.Besides, this district administration provided Tk 20,000 for the burial of each deceasedlast_img read more

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UN vows sanctions over N Korea missile test

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first_imgPeople gather at a street-side newsstand showing a copy of the Rodong Sinmun newspaper featuring coverage of a May 14 North Korean rocket test, in Pyongyang. Photo: AFPThe UN Security Council has strongly condemned North Korea’s latest ballistic missile test and vowed strong measures, including sanctions, to derail Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.North Korea’s long-term bid to develop a credible nuclear attack threat to the US mainland saw it launch Sunday what appeared to be its longest-range missile yet.Pyongyang said the new weapon—called the Hwasong-12 — was capable of carrying a “heavy nuclear warhead”.In a unanimous statement backed by the North’s main ally China, the council on Monday vowed to punish Pyongyang’s “highly destabilizing behavior” and demanded a halt to any further nuclear or missile tests.Pyongyang carried out two atomic tests last year, and has accelerated its missile launch programme, despite tough UN sanctions aimed at denying leader Kim Jong-Un the hard currency needed to fund his weapons ambitions.“There’s a lot of sanctions left that we can start to do, whether it’s with oil, whether it’s with energy, whether it’s with their maritime ships, exports,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley told ABC television’s “This Week”.“We can do a lot of different things that we haven’t done yet. So our options are there.”The United States is in talks with China—Pyongyang’s main trading partner—on a possible new sanctions resolution and the Security Council is expected to hold a closed-door emergency meeting starting around 2000 GMT Tuesday.‘A substantial advance’Kim personally oversaw Sunday’s test, the official Korea Central News Agency (KCNA) said, and pictures by state media showed him gazing at the missile in a hangar before the launch.The missile was launched on an unusually high trajectory, before splashing down in the Sea of Japan (East Sea).Analysts said the test suggested an actual range of 4,500 kilometres (2,800 miles) or more if flown for maximum distance.“This is the longest-range missile North Korea has ever tested,” Jeffrey Lewis of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in the US told AFP.On the respected 38 North website, aerospace engineering specialist John Schilling said it appeared to be an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could “reliably strike the US base at Guam” in the Pacific, 3,400 kilometres away.“More importantly,” he added, it “may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)”.The North has made no secret of its quest to develop a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the continental United States—something President Donald Trump has vowed “won’t happen”.KCNA cited Kim as saying the North would never succumb to what it called the “highly ridiculous” US strategy of “militarily browbeating only weak countries and nations which have no nukes”.“If the US dares opt for a military provocation against the DPRK, we are ready to counter it,” it said.‘Reckless provocation’In April Pyongyang put dozens of missiles on show at a giant military parade through the capital, including one that appeared to be the type launched on Sunday.There are doubts whether the North can miniaturise a nuclear weapon sufficiently to fit it onto a missile nose cone, and no proof it has mastered the re-entry technology needed to ensure it survives returning into Earth’s atmosphere.Sunday’s test came less than a week after South Korea elected a new president, Moon Jae-In, who advocates reconciliation with Pyongyang and had expressed a willingness to visit the North to ease tensions.But Moon slammed the latest launch as a “reckless provocation” and said dialogue would be possible “only if the North changes its attitude”.Russian President Vladimir Putin said the test was dangerous, but warned against attempts to “intimidate” Pyongyang.Pyongyang could find itself the target of further global censure after security researchers reported Monday signs of a potential North Korean link to cyberattacks that have wreaked havoc on computer networks around the world.In the first clues of the origin of the massive ransomware attacks, Google researcher Neel Mehta posted computer code that showed similarities between the “WannaCry” malware and a vast hacking effort widely attributed to Pyongyang.Other experts quickly jumped on this as sign—although not conclusive—that North Korea may have been behind the outbreak.last_img read more

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There Are Three Hispanic Republicans In The Texas Legislature Only One Is

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first_img Share Marjorie Kamys Cotera / Bob DaemmrichState Reps. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas; Jose Manuel Lozano, R-Kingsville; and Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock, are the GOP’s three Hispanic incumbents in the state House. Only Lozano will return to the Legislature in January.And then there was one.After Tuesday’s primary elections, the only Hispanic Republican incumbent who will return to the Texas Legislature in January is state Rep. J.M. Lozano of Kingsville. That’s after three Hispanic GOP lawmakers served during the 2017 legislative session. On Tuesday, Dallas Republican state Rep. Jason Villalba lost his re-election bid to Lisa Luby Ryan, a primary opponent who flanked him on the right. His departure from the Legislature follows Round Rock Republican state Rep. Larry Gonzales’ previous decision to not seek re-election.Though it’s possible Republicans could make up for one of those losses in November, the prospect that Lozano might be the only Hispanic Republican in the GOP-dominated Legislature offers a grim outlook for those who want the party to increase its standing among Hispanics in a state that is becoming less and less white. “It’s not frustration. It’s serious concern,” said Artemio “Temo” Muniz, Texas chairman of the Federation of Hispanic Republicans.Hispanic Republicans have long been underrepresented in the Legislature, but the GOP had made some diversity gains in the last decade. During the 2009 legislative session, there were no Hispanic Republican legislators. Just ahead of the 2016 election cycle, that count had climbed to six.But the 2016 elections ultimately dealt setbacks to the GOP’s modest legislative diversity when half of the Hispanic Republicans in the Legislature — three out of six — lost their re-election bids. They lost their seats even though Republican Gov. Greg Abbott had worked on their behalf. Texas Republicans’ dearth of diversity among their legislative ranks stands in stark contrast to the Democrats. During the last legislative cycle, 41 of the 66 Democrats in the Legislature were Hispanic, while 17 were black. Only six were white and two were Asian.Meanwhile, there were only five people of color — the three Hispanics, one Asian representative and one black representative — among the 115 Republicans elected to the state House and Senate. Party leaders, including Abbott, have long rejected the notion that the Texas GOP struggles with diversity.“We continue our efforts to reach out to the diverse communities here in the state of Texas,” Abbott said after the 2016 election, “and that’s something that I championed during my campaign last time and will again this next time.”When the count of Hispanic Republicans in the Texas Legislature was cut in half in one fell swoop in 2016, Abbott — whose campaign did not respond to a request for comment — pointed to the re-elections of Lozano, Villalba and Gonzales as evidence that “the diversity continues in the Republican Party.”Of note, Lozano, the only Hispanic Republican who is returning to the Legislature, is a former Democrat who switched parties in 2012 after his district near the Coastal Bend was redrawn to be less favorable to Democrats.This year, Republicans looking to boost their diversity will set their hopes on two legislative races that are far from certain wins. In Williamson County-based House District 52, social services case manager Cynthia Flores handily won the Republican nomination on Tuesday, setting her up to face Democrat James Talarico in the general election. She’s picked up endorsements from Gonzales, the outgoing Hispanic Republican who currently represents the district, and Abbott.Flores on Wednesday recognized her election could help boost diversity among the GOP’s ranks and described the prospect of serving as the only Hispanic Republican woman in the Legislature as a honor.“It’s all about making sure that we have the right people at the right time who are willing to serve and are true to themselves,” Flores said. But she acknowledged it was too soon to claim that distinction.The district, which President Donald Trump won by 1.4 points, is a big target for Democrats in November. The area was represented by a Democrat before Gonzales won it in the 2010 Republican wave.Some Republicans are also eyeing San Antonio-based House District 117, which switched party hands briefly in 2014 as part of a Republican wave but switched back to Democratic control in 2016. Though the Democratic margin of victory wasn’t wide in 2016, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton won it by almost 11 points.Though the outcomes of those races are uncertain, it’s clear that the Republican Party needs to work harder to elect Hispanics who aren’t left to ride Republican waves into office, Muniz added.In managing the 2014 campaign of former state Rep. Gilbert Peña — who flipped a Pasadena-based district that was held by a Democrat by 152 votes — Muniz said their strategy depended on their ability to ride the “Greg Abbott wave.”Peña, who didn’t have much legislative experience, lost his seat in 2016 when the Democrat who formerly held it won it back with a 20-point margin of victory. This year, the Texas GOP is dealing with the ramifications of the party’s shift away form Bush-era politics to Trump’s, said Victoria De Francesco Soto, a political science lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin.“There was growth of Hispanic Republicans prompted by Bush’s pragmatic politics. It was a pillar of his politics,” De Francesco Soto said, referencing former President George W. Bush, who also served as governor of Texas. “Those ideas have been purged from the Republican Party and Hispanics are not getting the same deference or respect they had when the Bush politics was the major force in Texas.”In a state where Hispanic voters tend to vote Democratic, those politics — and the related lack of Hispanic representation among Republican elected officials — could complicate the party’s efforts to turn out even conservative Hispanics, she added.“There is dwindling space for Latino Republicans at the table in elected office,” De Francesco Soto said. “And that is going to trickle down to the electorate as well.”The University of Texas at Austin has been a financial supporter of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization that is funded in part by donations from members, foundations and corporate sponsors. 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Nations position in product space determines economic growth

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first_img The value of vegetation Researchers have constructed a network of the relatedness between products, providing insight into the economic question of why some countries can quickly climb the manufacturing ladder, while others fail to develop more sophisticated products. While the model may sound intuitive, this research is the first time that countries’ different economic growth patterns have been explained by a product network. Past economic theories have relied on a country’s productive factors (labor, land, infrastructure, etc.) or technological capabilities, but have disregarded product similarities when explaining a country’s growth. In a sense, the product network incorporates these other factors under one model.As part of a test of their model, the researchers asked if, given enough time, all countries could reach most of product space, particularly the richest parts. They found that the answer depends on the overall proximity of product space, as well as a country’s original positioning. For example, Chile and Korea have similar levels of production and export sophistication, but because Korea produces some core products, it can extend its sophisticated product line faster than Chile. The researchers even found that with countries that were developmentally similar, some were on a path to structural transformation while others seemed headed toward a dead end.“What surprised me along the year and a half that this work took was the broad set of implications and questions that were opened,” Hidalgo said. “There are many hard science studies on complex systems where the application of the findings is not well defined. Here we have a well defined area of application (industrial policy), yet the study lends itself for research in similar data sets. We are working on other areas of applications, such as research and health policy.”The researchers suggest that, for economic policy, estimating a country’s position in product space could have important consequences. For instance, countries in close proximity to other products could benefit the most from a relevant structural transformation, whereas countries at the periphery would need to make much longer jumps and would likely present a greater challenge to reform projects.“The proximity between products in the space increases as more countries export them in tandem,” Hidalgo explained. “Thus the movement of countries deforms the space. The technique does not provide a general solution for policymaking, but a new method to analyze and tailor policies for individual countries.” Product space networks of many nations can be seen at www.nd.edu/~networks/productspace/country.htm . Citation: Hidalgo, César, Klinger, Bailey, Barabási, Laszlo, and Hausmann, Ricardo. “The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations.” Science, 27 July 2007, Vol. 317, 482-487.Copyright 2007 PhysOrg.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without the express written permission of PhysOrg.com. Explore further Citation: Nation’s position in ‘product space’ determines economic growth (2007, August 29) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2007-08-nation-position-product-space-economic.htmlcenter_img 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. In a recent issue of Science, physicists César Hidalgo and Laszlo Barabási from Notre Dame, along with economists Bailey Klinger and Ricardo Hausmann from Harvard University, have presented a network of what they coined as the “product space.” In the network, connections show the probabilities that a country exports a pair of products. Their results show how the types of products a nation produces and exports determines the probability of that nation developing more competitive products, thus influencing its overall economic wealth and growth.“As a joke, I can say that this is what happens when a Venezuelan (Ricardo Hausmann) a Canadian (Bailey Klinger) a Hungarian/Rumanian (Laszlo Barabasi) and a Chilean (me) meet in Cambridge, Massachusetts,” Hidalgo told PhysOrg.com of the work’s motivating factors. “They redefine the way in which economic growth is understood.” “In fact, this work was a multi-step process,” he continued. “Ricardo and Bailey had come up with the idea of a distance between products but were not clear of how to make sense of it at the global scale. That’s were I came in and built the network, making the interpretation of a sophisticated concept more intuitive and visual.”The researchers used trade data where all exports are coded within 775 product classes obtained from a National Bureau of Economic Research project. The structure of the product space is such that more sophisticated products (such as metal, machinery, and chemicals) formed the core, and had connections to many other products. A variety of other products (such as fishing, agriculture, textiles, electronics, and mining) comprised different clusters in the periphery of the product space. The product space can be used to visualize the patterns defined by the exports of a particular country. As a rule of thumb, poor countries tend to occupy the periphery of the space while rich countries are preferentially located at the core of it. Since countries can move through the product space by developing goods similar to those they already produce, poorer countries have a more difficult time extending their product variety. But, in simplified terms, it’s easy for the rich to get richer. Product space: Different product groups with links color-coded with their proximity value, and node size proportional to world trade. Credit: Hidalgo, et al. (Click here for a larger version)last_img read more

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Summer fabrics made local at Kairi 2018

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first_imgFind a range of tie and dye, khadi, ajrakh, bagru and dabu prints, laheriya, ikats and weaves in sarees, dupattas and fabrics at the three-day exhibition of textiles for summer. KAIRI 2018 is an initiative of Delhi Crafts Council to provide marketing assistance to skilled weavers and printers from across the country.The exhibition will go on until March 17 at the Aga Khan Hall, New Delhi.Sarees, dupattas, stoles and fabrics will be available at the exhibition including a range of Khadi, Ajrakh, Bandhani, Banaras weaves, Laheriya, Ikat, Kota, Maheshwari, Chanderi, Bagh prints, Tribal weaves from Bastar, Andhra weaves and Prints from Jaipur amongst a huge variety of traditional techniques. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe exhibition showcases a wide variety of traditional techniques ranging from Abdul Rahim’s vegetable dyed Ajrakh sarees, master craftsman Shyamji Vankar’s intricate Gujarat weaves, Brocade and woven fabrics from Benares and Hari Shankar Meher’s Odisha ikats.Biren Basak’s presents delicate Jamdani’s from Bengal and Rashid has ethereal printed fabrics from Jaipur. Sajid Khatri, Sridevi Handlooms and Badshah Miyan present a collection of Bandhani, Ikat and Lehariya respectively that are perfect for the summer. Bagru bring vibrant prints, Salma Khan with Chikankari and Malkha’sunique range of Khadi fabrics are also part of the exhibition.Other exhibitors showcasing their collections at Kairi include Batik by Shunya Batik, Chitrika’s Andhra weaves and Sajid Khatri’s Bandhej and Shibori from Kutch.Self-help groups are well represented by Tana Bana with beautiful weaves from Maheshwar and Kantha by Street Survivors.last_img read more

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Google Cloud hands over Kubernetes project operations to CNCF grants 9M in

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first_imgGoogle today announced that it is stepping back from managing the Kubernetes architecture and is funding the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) $9M in GCP credits for a successful transition. These credits are split over a period of three years to cover infrastructure costs. Google is also handing over operational control of the Kubernetes project to the CNCF community. They will now take ownership of day-to-day operational tasks such as testing and builds, as well as maintaining and operating the image repository and download infrastructure. Kubernetes was first created by Google in 2014. Since then Google has been providing Kubernetes with the cloud resources that support the project development. These include CI/CD testing infrastructure, container downloads, and other services like DNS, all running on Google Cloud Platform. With Google passing the reign to CNCF, it’s goal is to make make sure “Kubernetes is ready to scale when your enterprise needs it to”. The $9M grant will be dedicated to building the world-wide network and storage capacity required to serve container downloads. In addition, a large part of this grant will also be dedicated to funding scalability testing, which runs 150,000 containers across 5,000 virtual machines. “Since releasing Kubernetes in 2014, Google has remained heavily involved in the project and actively contributes to its vibrant community. We also believe that for an open source project to truly thrive, all aspects of a mature project should be maintained by the people developing it. In passing the baton of operational responsibilities to Kubernetes contributors with the stewardship of the CNCF, we look forward to seeing how the project continues to evolve and experience breakneck adoption” said Sarah Novotny, Head of Open Source Strategy for Google Cloud. The CNCF foundation includes a large number of companies of the likes of Alibaba Cloud, AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Oracle, SAP etc. All of these will be profiting from the work of the CNCF and the Kubernetes community. With this move, Google is perhaps also transferring the load of running the Kubernetes infrastructure to these members. As mentioned in their blog post, they look forward to seeing the new ideas and efficiencies that all Kubernetes contributors bring to the project’s operations. To learn more, check out the CNCF announcement post and the Google Cloud Platform blog. Read Next Kubernetes 1.11 is here! Google Kubernetes Engine 1.10 is now generally available and ready for enterprise use. Kubernetes Container 1.1 Integration is now generally available.last_img read more

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Introducing Kweb A Kotlin library for building rich web applications

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first_imgKweb is a library using which you can easily build web applications in the Kotlin programming language. It basically eliminates the separation between browser and server from the programmer’s perspective. This means that events that only manipulate the DOM don’t need to do a server-roundtrip. As Kweb is written in Kotlin, users should have some familiarity with the Kotlin and Java ecosystem. Kweb allows you to keep all of the business logic in the server-side and enables the communication with the web browser through efficient websockets. To efficiently handle asynchronicity, it takes advantage of Kotlin’s powerful new coroutines mechanism. It also allows keeping consistent state across client and server by seamlessly conveying events between both. What are the features of Kweb? Makes the barrier between the web server and web browser mostly invisible to the programmer. Minimizes the server-browser chatter and browser rendering overhead. Supports integration with some powerful JavaScript libraries like Semantic, which is a UI framework designed for theming. Allows binding DOM elements in the browser directly to state on the server and automatically update them through the observer and data mapper patterns. Seamlessly integrates with Shoebox, a Kotlin library for persistent data storage that supports views and the observer pattern. Easily add to an existing project. Instantly update your web browser in response to code changes. The Kweb library is distributed via JitPack, a novel package repository for JVM and Android projects. Kweb takes advantage of the fact that in most web apps, logic occurs in the server side and the client can’t be trusted. This library is in its infancy but still works well enough to demonstrate that the approach is practical. You can read more about Kweb on its official website. Read Next Kotlin based framework, Ktor 1.0, released with features like sessions, metrics, call logging and more Kotlin 1.3 released with stable coroutines, multiplatform projects and more KotlinConf 2018: Kotlin 1.3 RC out and Kotlin/Native hits betalast_img read more

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The 5 Most EnvironmentFriendly States

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first_img April 18, 2018 1,211 Views in Daily Dose, Data, Featured, News The 5 Most Environment-Friendly States Eco-friendly homes LEED-Certified Homes states WalletHub 2018-04-18 Radhika Ojhacenter_img Share Job availability and affordability are, of course, top concerns when considering where to live; but “environmental security” may be a growing concern as many homebuyers also focus on factors such as clean drinking water and air quality. With a reference to natural disasters that caused an estimated $200 billion in property damage in the past year and a recommendation that “We should all try to do our part to save the world for future generations,” WalletHub released the results of a study ranking all 50 states in terms of environmental friendliness.We “spend money through our own consumption and taxes in support of environmental security,” according to WalletHub, so where do we find it?  WalletHub compared 23 metrics and classified them into three major categories, including “environmental quality,” “eco-friendly behaviors,” and “climate-change contribution.” Vermont was ranked the most environmentally-friendly state in the nation, ranking No. 1 for both environmental quality and eco-friendly behaviors. The state ranked around the middle, at No. 23, for climate-change contributions. Vermont was reported to have some of the best air quality in the country and had the second-least amount of solid waste per capita. The top five most environmentally friendly states were rounded out by Oregon, Massachusetts, New York, and South Dakota. West Virginia came in last, leaving it as the least environmentally friendly state in the nation. It ranked lowest for both eco-friendly behaviors and climate-change contributions and was No. 41 for environmental quality. The list of five least environmentally friendly states also included Louisiana, Kentucky, North Dakota, and Alabama. WalletHub also ranked states in terms of LEED-certified buildings per capita. New Mexico took the No. 1 spot for this metric, followed by Hawaii, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Texas. Delaware had the least LEED-certified buildings per capita, followed by Kansas, West Virginia, Nebraska, and Iowa. The highest air quality in the nation can be found in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, and New Mexico. The lowest quality air in the country is in Arizona, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and California. The states with the highest water quality were Minnesota, Delaware, Maine, Nevada, and Colorado; while the states with the lowest water quality were Ohio, Louisiana, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Kentucky. last_img read more

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Working against the best gon make It easy once reg

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first_imgWorking against the best gon make It easy once regular season comes around @P2 ✊🏾 https://t.co/Itx1ivAT93— Brice Butler (@Brice_Butler) August 1, 2018 Top Stories – / 26 Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires On going against Peterson in practice: “Me and Pat came out of high school at the same time, played in the All-American game together on the same team, so I’ve been knowing Pat for a while. I think he has to be the best guy as far as shutdown guy in the league. I’ve seen him give dudes fits on the field. Just being able to go against him and see why. You know, he’s a guy that has a lot of different techniques … he can do it all. When you line up against him, you have to be urgent and assertive and know what you’re doing. He wants you to think.“I’ve had my wins against him but it isn’t easy.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Butler was vocal about his desire to be a regular option on his way out of Dallas and now has an opportunity to fight for the No. 2 receiver role alongside Larry Fitzgerald.After signing a two-year deal with the Cardinals, he’s only thinking about the future ahead, using that hunger to produce more than doubters expect.“My plans are to catch balls,” Butler said.QuotableButler on playing with Fitzgerald: “It’s been good man, being able to be in the locker room with Larry. He’s a complete package as an NFL player. He exhausts all his platform on the field and off.“It’s hard not to like him. Good guy, he practices hard. He’s older but he still takes all the reps that he’s supposed to take. Off the field, I always joke with him, I call him The Mayor, you know, ’cause he can pretty much be the mayor if he wanted to be — or the next president if he wanted to be. I don’t know how America would like a guy with dreads though.”On fitting in his golf hobby with his new teammates like cornerback Patrick Peterson and Fitzgerald: “I’ve been playing with them a lot. Those guys are a lot better than I thought they were. Obviously, I didn’t live here so I didn’t know how much golf was so much of the culture here, and now I know why those dudes are good. So I’m working on my game. I beat Pat once. Me and Pat are even, Larry has gotten me pretty much every time we’ve played ’cause Larry be trying to — he be sandbagging.” Outside of University of Phoenix Stadium, there’s little optimism about the Arizona Cardinals’ receiver group.Pro Football Focus ranked the Cardinals 31st of 32 NFL teams in its receiver preseason preview for 2018. Expectations are that running back David Johnson could be the second best receiving threat behind receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and some might stretch to say second-year tight end Ricky Seals-Jones is the third. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Unsurprisingly, Cardinals receivers have more confidence that there’s talent in the room.“When you got a very extensive coordinator like Mike McCoy and great quarterbacks like we have, there is no limit to what we can do,” free agent signee Brice Butler told Bickley & Marotta Friday on 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station. “All of us are hungry players. I’ve been in the league a while but I haven’t felt like I got my fair shake. If I get that opportunity here, I’ll definitely take advantage of it.“We got guys like Chad (Williams), that second-year player coming from a small school (Grambling State) that’s ready to step up and do his thing as well. We got Greg Little, a guy who’s been out the league a couple years who’s hungry to get back in,” Butler added, listing off rookies Christian Kirk and Trent Sherfield as well. “We got a lot of guys that are hungry.”Related LinksBrice Butler ready to no longer be a ‘pinch-hitter’ with CardinalsPro Football Focus doesn’t believe in the Cardinals’ receiver roomCardinals LB Deone Bucannon to have MRI on hyperextended kneeCardinals DC Al Holcomb stressing importance of missed opportunitiesButler might be more hungry than most.The 28-year-old spent his first two NFL seasons with the Oakland Raiders and then played for the Dallas Cowboys from 2015-17. Last season, he posted a career-best 317 yards on just 15 receptions over 13 games. He scored three touchdowns and had 10 first downs on those catches. 1 Comments   Share   Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more

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Sebastian Dave and Bobby keep the concrete moving

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first_imgSebastian, Dave and Bobby keep the concrete moving down the chute from the truck. July 4, 2001Happy Independence Day! Today construction poured one of the north facing walls of East Crescent’s Phase V. The wall was close enough to the edge of the construction area that they were able to pour the concrete directly from the truck, rather than using the crane bucket. [photos & text Ivan Fritz] Takashige Koga uses the vibrator to help the concrete settle into the formwork.last_img

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GS Groups Technopolis facility in Kaliningrad Ru

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first_imgGS Group’s Technopolis facility in Kaliningrad, RussiaGS Group, the Russian technology supplier to the Tricolor TV platform, has unveiled details of the boxes it is supplying to provide the Russian pay TV leader with a multiroom platform.GS Group is supplying two digital set-tops to Tricolor, a primary device and a secondary box for second TVs.The main device, the GS E501, can receive DVB-S and DVB-S2 signals and has two DVB-S2 tuners. The secondary box, the GS C591, receives the signa by Ethernet.The boxes are based on GS Group’s own chipsets, with software that supoprts automatic device detection, data synchronsiation, IP media server capabilities and encryption and permissions management, according to the group.“The good news for customers is that they don’t need to buy two separate set-top boxes to watch different channels of its satellite operator on two TVs. One set will be enough”, said Andrey Bezrukov, director, strategic marketing, GS Group.“The user can save money as the price of the set is only slightly higher than the cost of any single General Satellite set-top box of those we currently produce, and significantly cheaper than two separate consoles.”] “Our subscribers will by all means find it very convenient to watch different channels on two TVs having just one user account,” said Alexander Starobinets, marketing director of Tricolor TV.“We as an operator will benefit from simplifying customer service. Now our subscribers with two receivers from one set will be able to manage their payments from a single account. The two devices are connected via a local network.”Separately, GS Group has singed a joint venture agreement with Bangladesh’s Beximcom Group to launch the country’s first DTH service,GS Group will provide technical support to the new entity, Beximco Communications Ltd.The commercial launch of the DTH platform is scheduled for the end of this year, and Beximco has set a target of 300,000 subscribers by the end of next year, with an ambition to sign up 400,000 customers annually thereafter.GS Group expanded into international pay TV two years ago with a launch in Cambodia.last_img read more

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Shawn MendesLast updated on July 3rd 2019 at 071

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first_imgShawn MendesLast updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:10 pmShawn MendesGrammy nominated singer songwriter Shawn Mendes will perform at Fiserv Forum on Tuesday, June 25, the Milwaukee Bucks announced Thursday.The show is part of his world tour, called Shawn Mendes: The Tour. It will feature singer songwriter Alessia Cara as a special guest. Tickets for the show go on sale to the public on March 2 on Fiserv Forum’s website. Fiserv Forum, which officially opened to the public on Aug. 26, hosted The Killers and the Violent Femmes on Sept. 4 for its grand opening show. So far, 42 concerts, shows and special events have been announced for the venue. The upcoming lineup includes:Travis Scott, Feb. 222Cellos, Feb. 24KISS, March 1Shinedown, March 8Eric Church, March 29 and 30Mumford & Sons, March 31Godsmack, April 20P!nk, May 2Cher, May 12New Kids on the Block, June 12Pentatonix, June 18Carrie Underwood, June 20Shawn Mendes, June 25Ariana Grande, July 5John Mayer, Aug. 6Backstreet Boys, Sept. 11Elton John, Oct. 19The Chainsmokers, Nov. 12 Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more

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Twitter We Know the Platform Is Toxic Please Help Us Fix It

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first_img Jack Dorsey wants ideas for how best to measure Twitter’s ‘conversational health.’ Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. Michael Kan Reporter –shares Guest Writer Image credit: ThomasDeco | Shutterstock Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals March 2, 2018 Next Article Register Now » Twitter Add to Queue Twitter knows it has a problem, and it’s looking for help.On Thursday, CEO Jack Dorsey confessed that his company failed to predict that Twitter would become a haven for harassment, abuse and propaganda campaigns. And now that it’s a reality, he’s not really sure what to do. So he’s doing what Silicon Valley does best: crowdsource. He wants your ideas for how to help Twitter measure “conversational health” across the platform.”If you want to improve something, you have to be able to measure it,” he said in a tweetstorm that called for the public to submit proposals.We have witnessed abuse, harassment, troll armies, manipulation through bots and human-coordination, misinformation campaigns, and increasingly divisive echo chambers. We aren’t proud of how people have taken advantage of our service, or our inability to address it fast enough.— jack (@jack) March 1, 2018Twitter’s CEO made the plea as the company has been cracking down on the abuse. It has shut down accounts blamed for spreading misinformation, racism and hate, and removed suspected bots. But the actions haven’t been without controversy. Last week, the company faced backlash from right-wing pundits over fears that Twitter was silencing conservative voices.The incident underscores an ongoing dilemma at Twitter and other social media platforms: safeguards can still end up inflaming hostilities. On Thursday, Dorsey admitted the service can be a divisive echo chamber.”We’ve focused most of our efforts on removing content against our terms, instead of building a systemic framework to help encourage more healthy debate, conversations and critical thinking,” Dorsey said. “This is the approach we now need.”Twitter’s plan to measure the platform’s conversational health presents a problem: How do you gauge something like that? Dorsey said he isn’t sure. It’s why he’s asking for outside experts to submit proposals. “We simply can’t and don’t want to do this alone,” he added.To start, Twitter is taking inspiration from media analytics nonprofit Cortico, which “introduced us to the concept of measuring conversational health [and] came up with four indicators: shared attention, shared reality, variety of opinion, and receptivity.”Whether that approach works for Twitter remains to be seen. “What we know is we must commit to a rigorous and independently vetted set of metrics to measure the health of public conversation on Twitter,” Dorsey wrote. “And we must commit to sharing our results publicly to benefit all who serve the public conversation.”Interested experts can apply here. The deadline is April 13.Recently, rival Facebook also acknowledged that its platform can make people depressed. So it’s now prioritizing content from friends and family since people report being happier when interacting with loved ones on Facebook rather than passively scrolling. 3 min read This story originally appeared on PCMag Twitter: We Know the Platform Is Toxic. Please Help Us Fix It.last_img read more

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Apple Creates a New Company to Sell Solar Energy

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first_img Add to Queue 1 min read Next Article Apple Creates a New Company to Sell Solar Energy Learn from renowned serial entrepreneur David Meltzer how to find your frequency in order to stand out from your competitors and build a brand that is authentic, lasting and impactful. Image credit: Apple Energy LLC Fireside Chat | July 25: Three Surprising Ways to Build Your Brand Apple has a new product quite unlike the ones you’re used to: solar energy. The tech giant has formed a new subsidiary called Apple Energy LLC in order to sell surplus solar power generated by its farms in Cupertino and Nevada.As The Verge notes, the company’s newest environmental responsibility report says it only generates enough energy to provide 93 percent of the electricity it needs worldwide. However, Apple might have plans to expand its farms even further to prepare for new projects, such as charging stations for the long-rumored Apple car.In Apple’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission filing, which 9to5Mac spotted, it said it could legally sell energy at market rates since it’s not a big energy company and can’t influence the price of electricity. While it could mean that Cupertino is thinking of selling power directly to home or business owners, most corporations sell surplus energy to power companies.We guess we’ll know what Apple’s up to soon enough: it requested permission from FERC to begin the LLC’s operations 60 days after it filed its application on June 6.center_img Enroll Now for $5 June 10, 2016 Mariella Moon This story originally appeared on Engadget 512shares Applelast_img read more

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