Daily Postcard: Snow Storm Hovers Over Los Alamos

first_imgDaily Postcard: View around noon Thursday on the way to Albuquerque showing a monster snow storm hovering over Los Alamos. Photo by Ken Hansonlast_img

DOJ: $45M Awarded For Testing, Tracking Of Assault Kits

first_imgDOJ News:WASHINGTON, D.C. — Office of Justice Programs Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Katharine T. Sullivan has announced awards of more than $45 million to help law enforcement agencies and crime labs process sexual assault evidence and increase the number of sexual assault kits submitted to crime labs in order to solve more crimes, including cold cases.OJP’s Bureau of Justice Assistance made 36 grants to support the National Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI), an effort to strengthen jurisdictions’ capacity to act on evidence resulting from rape kits, and three grants to the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence ‒ Inventory, Tracking and Reporting (SAFE-ITR) program.“Far too many people endure the physical and emotional trauma of a sexual assault only to have evidence of the crime remain unanalyzed,” Sullivan said. “These grants will help investigators get these kits to labs, where they can be tested, used to solve crimes and ultimately bring justice to victims.”With this year’s funding, SAKI has committed more than $238 million to 70 sites across 44 states. As of December 2019, SAKI sites had uploaded 20,005 eligible DNA profiles to the FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS), where the profiles have found 9,892 matches to offenders and additional crimes, including long-standing cold cases. From 2016, SAFE ‒ ITR has distributed 19 awards valued at nearly $8 million. “We are committed to supporting the SAKI and SAFE ‒ ITR programs, which empower law enforcement to identify and remove rapists from our streets through the analysis of critical forensic evidence,” Acting BJA Director Kendel Ehrlich said. “These grants will help state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies reduce the number of unsubmitted sexual assault kits, expand their capacity for handling forensic evidence in the future, resolve more sexual assault cases and bring a measure of justice to victims of sexual assault.” For a complete list of individual grant programs, amounts, and the jurisdictions that will receive funding, click here. Additional information about Fiscal Year 2020 grant awards made by the Office of Justice Programs can be found online at the OJP Awards Data webpage.last_img read more

Peters & May joins forces with Aurora Global Logistics in Australia

first_imgDave Holley, CEO of the Peters & May Group says that his company has undertaken extensive research into the Australian yacht logistics market and has concluded that Aurora’s marine logistics product and market share are well suited to future growth and stability within the Australian marine market.In an offical company statement, Peters & May says that its current Australian agent, Peters & May Australia, will no longer represent the Peters & May brand or activities in any form and has no association with the brand. “Aurora, in recent years has positioned itself as the leading international yacht logistics company in Australia. This partnership will ensure Australian importers and exporters have access to the most service orientated, extensive and cost effective yacht logistics solutions in the world. It is a pleasure to work with the Peters & May network and we look forward to being able to jointly represent one another’s services within Australia”, says Jason Roberts, director and owner of Aurora Global Logistics.last_img read more

Caulker ‘in a fantastic place’ – Holloway

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Ian Holloway says troubled QPR defender Steven Caulker is “in a fantastic place” after returning to training.Caulker has recently spoken of his mental health issues and addictions to alcohol and gambling.AdChoices广告The 25-year-old was signed from Cardiff City for £8m in the summer of 2014 and has made only 48 league appearances for the R’s. He has not played since last October.He could join Celtic before the transfer window closes – talks have taken place with the Glasgow club, who appear to be interested in a potential deal.However, Holloway has suggested that Caulker, who has one England cap, will be part of his squad.The Rangers boss said: “I’m delighted to have him back. That is a potential England centre-half.“He has only just been training with me. It was pretty well documented; his article in the newspaper was really open – as open as I’ve ever seen any footballer.“Part of me was really sad about that, part of me was pleased and proud of him to actually admit that.Embed from Getty Images See also:Holloway: Cousins has torn hamstring and Hall an ‘ongoing problem’Holloway insists QPR can improveHolloway: I’ve decided on a system for QPRAinsworth snaps up QPR youngsterBorysiuk didn’t get a chance last season – HollowayHolloway: I’m the man to help CaulkerCaulker to start for QPR in cup gameQPR management meet to discuss potential signingsQPR’s Caulker returns to actionFormer midfielder Rowlands given QPR roleQPR training pitch aggravates Hall injury, says HollowayQPR’s Caulker says he’s ‘starting again’ after being ‘set free’QPR assessing Cousins’ latest injurycenter_img “Now he is in a fantastic place and he wants to come back and he wants to work and I can’t believe that I’m the lucky person who will get to work with him. The lads feel the same way.“For me, now, it’s about helping him, to keep playing, keep working and keep improving.”Caulker, who played under Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City, is now in the final year of a four-year contract at Loftus Road.He has been warned by the club after a series of misdemeanours.QPR lost patience with him when he was arrested and charged with failing to provide a breath sample following an incident in Windsor in March.It was the fourth time Caulker had been in trouble with the police and came less than a month after he was fined for throwing objects at passers-by at Clapham Junction station.He pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly after that offence, was fined £650 and ordered to pay £85 costs.Removing his lucrative contract from their wage bill would help QPR’s efforts to add to their squad within the club’s budgetary restrictions.Rangers are keen to sign a striker and remain interested in Barnsley’s Andy Yiadom despite reports of Premier League interest in the right-back.last_img read more

Ronaldo accused of evading millions in taxes

first_imgAi-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite In addition, they say he only declared 11.5 million euros of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, while what he really earned during that time was close to 43 million euros.And finally, they accuse him of “voluntarily” refusing to include 28.4 million euros in income linked to the sale of his image rights for the 2015 to 2020 period to a Spanish company.Ronaldo’s lawyer said the four-time World Player of the Year was stunned by the accusations.“It’s a total surprise for the player who feels wronged, which gives me a special responsibility to speak in his name of his feeling of sadness and injustice,” Antonio Lobo Xavier told Portuguese television.“Ronaldo declared his income in relation to his image rights in 2014, which also included the three previous years.”ADVERTISEMENT In a television interview last month when it was revealed that tax authorities had sent a report to prosecutors on Ronaldo’s alleged fiscal evasion, Ronaldo had said he was “very serene.”“I know these things will be resolved with the best decision, so I’m fine,” he had said.Football scandals The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its top stars.Messi was sentenced to a 21-month jail sentence and 2.09-million-euro fine last year for tax fraud.The prison term will be suspended as is common in Spain for first offences for non-violent crimes carrying a sentence of less than two years.The 29-year-old and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using companies in Belize, Britain, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi’s income earned from his image rights from 2007-09.The income related to Messi’s image rights that was hidden includes endorsement deals with Danone, Adidas, Pepsi-Cola, Procter & Gamble and the Kuwait Food Company.In its statement, Gestha said the most favourable scenario for Ronaldo would be that he is also given a 21-month prison sentence.Former Barca defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working MOST READ Meanwhile Brazil star and Barcelona forward Neymar and his parents are due to stand trial for alleged corruption over his transfer from Santos in 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyercenter_img View comments For Ina, portraying a zombie is like an ‘out-of-body experience’ China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte If he too is put on trial and found guilty, he risks “a fine of at least 28 million” euros ($31.3 million) and could potentially be jailed for three-and-a-half years, the Gestha union of experts at Spain’s Inland Revenue said in a statement.Ronaldo is accused of “four crimes against the public treasury between 2011-14… which involves tax fraud of 14,768,897 euros ($16.5m, £12.9m)”, Madrid’s public prosecutor’s office said in a statement.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new ground“The accused took advantage of a company structure created in 2010 to hide income generated in Spain from his image rights from tax authorities, which is a ‘voluntary’ and ‘conscious’ breach of his fiscal obligations in Spain,” it said.Prosecutors accuse the Portugal international of evading tax via a shell company based in the British Virgin Islands and another in Ireland, known for its low corporate tax rate. LATEST STORIES Azkals survive Tajiks in thriller, firm up hold of top spot in Group F Real Madrid’s Portuguese forward Christiano Ronaldo warms up during a training session at Mitsuzawa stadium in Yokohama on December 13, 2016 ahead of their Club World Cup football match against Club America of Mexico on December 15. / AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGISpanish prosecutors on Tuesday accused Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies, the latest footballer to fall foul of fiscal authorities.The 32-year-old — the world’s highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine — follows in the steps of Barcelona forward and Argentina star Lionel Messi, who was found guilty of the same offense last year although the sums involved were allegedly smaller.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendlast_img read more

Arsenal beat Chelsea, win Community Shield

first_img Made amends LONDON (AP): Arsenal will start the English Premier League (EPL) season on a high note after mastering the experimental ABBA penalty shootout pattern to beat Chelsea to the Community Shield. Wembley Stadium provided the biggest stage yet for global trials with the format that mixes up the order of penalties rather than spotkicks alternating between teams A and B. The long-standing system was deemed by football’s lawmaking body to be handing an unfair advantage to the team going first. And going second in the rejigged shootout, Arsenal overwhelmed Chelsea 4-1 to win the traditional curtain raiser to the English season after the match was locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes. “We showed great composure to come back to the game,” Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech said, “then it is penalties and who keeps their cool better.” Only six penalties were required between Premier League champion Chelsea and FA Cup holder Arsenal. Gary Cahill got Chelsea off to a perfect start before Theo Walcott and Nacho Monreal responded by finding the target for Arsenal. But Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois blazed his kick over the crossbar followed by striker Alvaro Morata also missing. Arsenal duo Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Olivier Giroud then converted their kicks in succession to ensure the north London club started the new season just as it finished the last one by beating Chelsea at Wembley. Just like in the FA Cup final, Chelsea was reduced to 10 men. Victor Moses, who was sent off in the May showpiece, made amends this time by putting Chelsea in front a minute into the second half by getting on the end of Cahill’s header. “Even though we were 1-0 down we didn’t panic and kept control of our game and came back,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal gained a man advantage with 10 minutes to go when Pedro Rodriguez, wearing a mask after being injured on Chelsea’s pre-season tour of Asia, was dismissed for a studs-up sliding challenge on Mohamed Elneny. It proved even costlier when the resulting free kick by Granit Xhaka was headed in by new defensive signing Sead Kolasinac, sending the game into the shootout. “Physically he is naturally very strong,” Wenger said of Kolasinac, who was a free recruit after being out of contract at Schalke. “We have players pumped up in the gym and players who were born strong. And he was the second part.”last_img read more

The Apple Watch Is Coming In April

first_imgTags:#Apple#Apple Watch#iOS#smartwatch#wearables Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts readwrite Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagementcenter_img Apple Watch fitness run summaryApple CEO Tim Cook disclosed Tuesday that the highly anticipated Apple Watch will begin shipping in April.Last September, when Apple introduced the wearable gadget, its first, the company promised it would ship in “early 2015.” Previously, expectations pegged a March release. See also: Apple Watch Battery Supposedly Lasts Only A Couple Of Hours Under Heavy UseCook, answering questions about the watch during his company’s earnings call Tuesday, offered the April timeframe, though he didn’t specify an exact release date. He did, however, mention that development has been progressing “right on schedule.”  The WatchKit developer tools launched last November, which means that by the time the gadget hits the market, app makers will have had about five months to create software and services for it. When the device launches, the base model will cost $350, and premium gold or stainless steel versions could go for as much as $5,000. Questions regarding battery life remain, particularly as recent reports paint a pale picture of its longevity. While Apple typically doesn’t reveal the battery capacity of any of its mobile devices, intrepid hardware experts usually uncover those details in teardowns after the product launch. See also: What You Can Do With The Apple WatchIn other words, the earliest adopters of Apple’s fancy wrist gear will likely take a leap of faith when they purchase—or, more likely, pre-order—the watch. Photo courtesy of Apple What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Your server workloads may be cheating you on power… get it back!

first_imgIn this test case: Idle power for the 4 servers is 782W, and under load – the power increases to 1174W – which is a delta of 392W.  This power increase occurs when work is given to the server and the P/T states react to the workload and increase power/voltage to the system to increase performance.  Exactly what we’ve been used to seeing even since EIST was introduced several years ago. Now, what I’ll show you is something that may be very interesting in scale… I will power cap the servers by 20W each, and set the Intel DCM Power Policy to only allow 1095W for the 4 servers in the rack. Prior to the Intel Xeon X5500 Server Platforms*, measuring server power was done via expensive equipment and could only be performed in a discrete fashion.  Unless you had tons of monitoring equipment to mash-up your power data – it was a tedious process.  Now, using Intel DCM and Node Manager – you can pull multiple servers worth of power info to make some important power decisions in your datacenter.First of all, you need to baseline your workload.  If you’re confident that you can replicate workload patterns then you’ve got a starting point.  Otherwise, it’s usually a good idea to start monitoring and looking for some cyclical patterns and/or common data points (time, power, thermals, etc) to keep track of.In this scenario (like in my last blog) we’re using a SQL workload which can be modified to run the CPU at high levels for a relatively set amount of time.  The base workload runs for 7 min 30 seconds, as shown in the Intel DCM screencap below. Let’s do some quick math:  20W power savings per serer x 10,000 servers = 20kW power savings and you still get the work done.  I hope I just helped some of you server admins get some new ideas on your next “I need a raise” talk with your manager *your mileage may vary, so test your own workloads and report out!center_img What is awesome here is that we can still finish the workload in the same 7 minutes 30 seconds.  So essentially, we have saved 80W of power for each set of 4 servers and still get the same amount of work completed!  In a large datacenter this can be HUGE in energy savings.last_img read more

21st Century Nursing Brings Anytime, Anywhere Care

first_imgIn my days as a practicing registered nurse, technology felt like something that just got in the way of doing the real job of looking after patients. The perception of technology held by my fellow RNs was that it was forced on them by an IT department and that ultimately it was more hassle than it was worth.Today, things have changed. Nurses are truly embracing technology and, in many cases, I’d say they that they are pioneers of its use across the healthcare sector. Just one example is the benefits offered by the flexibility of using tablets and two-in-ones for patient care settings outside of the norm of a hospital or clinic.A couple of years ago we put together a video here at Intel showing a nurse transcribing hand-written notes from a home visit on what would now be deemed to be a bulky laptop. Suffice to say that in just a short space of time mobile solutions have come so far. Writing notes on paper while with the patient then heading back to the office to input them into the appropriate clinical systems on a desktop is, thankfully, a thing of the past.Real-time note-takingNurses now captures notes in real-time on a mobile device during a homecare visit in a way that the patient is comfortable with and finds unobtrusive. Where nurses used to hold a pen and paper they now hold a tablet, phablet or two-in-one which helps maintain that all-important, trust-building eye contact with the patient.All of this is possible because of advances in the computing power of mobile devices. To put this into perspective, it’s likely that the tablet carried by a nurse today has more computing power than the desktop of just a couple of years ago. Combine that performance with the anywhere-anytime, security-enhanced access to clinical applications via the cloud and you have nurses who do their jobs more efficiently and reduce the number of errors resulting from duplicating steps to document patient information.Educating patientsWe want to see patients engaging more in taking good care of themselves too. Mobile devices are helping patients better understand their condition, whether that be through showing x-rays or illustrating responses to treatment in graphical forms. Education is a crucial part of the modern nurse’s role and I’m happy to say that this part of the job is much easier today than it was when I was practicing.We’ve only scratched the surface though, as when we look ahead to the opportunities presented by wearable technologies which can send information to a care team instantaneously, we start to see the true benefits of virtual care. As the population grows and people live longer, this virtual care will become increasingly important, if not essential.Your futureI’d love to hear how you are using today’s technologies in your role – how are mobile devices helping you care for your patients more efficiently and effectively? What is the one feature that you couldn’t live without? And what capabilities do you need moving forward?Leave a comment below or tweet me via @intelhealth – let’s keep the conversation going so that we can build the future of nursing together.last_img read more

Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram to train young pacers

first_imgPakistan’s former captain and fast bowling great Wasim Akram has been given the task of working with the country’s 12 best young pacers during a 12-day camp in Karachi.The Pakistan Cricket Board today named 12 young fast bowlers to attend the camp with Akram at Karachi’s National stadium from August 1.The 12 have been selected after a series of trials held at four centres in Pakistan this month.The PCB’s decision to secure the services of Akram came after a leading electronics giant agreed to sponsor the entire talent hunt scheme on condition that the former Pakistan speedster would head it.According to sources Akram will be paid directly by the sponsors instead of receiving any payments from the board with whom he has had a hot and cold relationship for a while now.Also read: Lord’s failure spurred me on, says England’s Anderson Only recently Akram criticised the national selectors and team management for mishandling left-arm pacer Junaid Khan and senior batsman Younis Khan.This is the second time that Akram will hold such a camp for fast bowlers in Karachi with the involvement of a sponsor as he did it in 2013 as well when he worked with Pakistan team bowlers like Wahab Riaz, Muhammad Irfan, Sohail Khan and Junaid.The former pace great has always said that he is keen to help Pakistan cricket in any capacity and would love to work with young pace bowlers.Also read: England on top after Anderson six-for in 3rd Ashes TestThe 12 youngsters selected for the camp by the national selection committee include some established domestic cricket performers.advertisementThe list includes Mir Hamza, Ahmed Jamal (who won the best bowler prize in the last camp), Majid Ali, Taj Wali, Ahmed Butt, Amir Yamin, Azizullah, Muhammad Irfan, Sameen Gul, Altaf Khan, Bilawal and Zia ul Haq.The list includes a rookie pacer from the Federally Administrated Tribal areas, Sameen Gul and three others pacers from Peshawar.last_img read more