2 million students in Ethiopia will now have access to technology thanks to a partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry for Education and Camara Education. Between 2016 and 2019, Dell will deliver over 30,000 PCs to more than 1,250 schools and more than 16 million hours of ICT education training to over 3,000 teachers and school leaders.$3 billion was spent annually with women- and minority-owned suppliers and small businesses. Additionally, 100 of our key suppliers spent more than $350 million with diverse suppliers in their own supply chains.6 million dollars in value returned to commercial customers through Dell’s Asset Resale and Recycling Services. Dell’s US recycling programs recycled more than 21 million pounds of plastics and gold to make new computer parts through our closed-loop recycling process.73 million pounds of recycled materials – sourced from water bottles, used electronics, aerospace scrap carbon fiber- were used in new Dell products since 2013. We also reduced the energy intensity of products 60 percent since 2012 and designed out 1.2 million pounds of packaging to reduce waste for our customers.99 percent of our manufacturing waste was diverted from landfills – this is across all 9 of our manufacturing sites, and to celebrate World Ocean Day, Dell went strawless at global facilities.Dell team members have logged 3 million volunteered hours since 2013 on track to meet our goal of 5 million service hours by 2020.My report letter highlights some of my favorite stories from the past year, and you’ll see a reoccurring theme: collaborative innovation. Because it takes all of us to create the positive change our world needs.As we march toward 2030 we will continue to seek innovative ways to deploy our resources, design out waste, celebrate inclusion and address the greatest need. Our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan captures our commitment of putting our technology and expertise to work for the good of our people and planet, a founding principle of Dell’s purpose: to drive human progress.Stepping into the Chief Responsibility Officer role this year, I’m truly honored to represent this commitment and an impressive body of work that reflects the integrity, passion and entrepreneurial spirit of the global Dell team. Together we remain committed to putting our solutions and expertise to work in innovative and meaningful ways that will have a lasting impact on the communities we serve.Today we’ve launched our FY18 Annual Update on our 2020 Legacy of Good Plan and we invite you to explore this report and its stories at legacyofgood.dell.com.Here are some of the highlights of our FY18 successes:37 million people in rural India will receive improved health screenings thanks to cloud-based analytics solution Digital LifeCare launched by Dell in partnership with Government of India and Tata Trusts.
Sun’s out, guns out … Pat Rafter and Jimmy Barnes (left) in a file picture from Bonds’ 100th anniversary campaign.Former world champion Pat Rafter has missed out on a million-dollar pay-off on land he developed in the Queensland town where he grew up.The star player, who has made more from real estate than his international tennis winnings, had developed the land among several properties he owned in the Eumundi-Noosa region north of the Sunshine Coast.But when the property sold for a tidy $1.01 million this month, it was not Rafter picking up the cheque, but the couple that he had sold it to at a discount. The Rafters kitted out the beach house as their ’forever home’.His father Jim had successfully tamed vast tracts of Eumundi scrub land into what is now valuable residential real estate close to Noosa. Several of the Rafters, including Pat, have held plots in the area, with a massive 1.29ha block at 108 Panorama Drive currently on the market for $1.35m.The tennis superstar and his family have since relocated to a sprawling 38ha estate just over the border in Byron Bay, which film megastar Chris Hemsworth also calls home. Brisbane suburbs to watch in 2019 The Rafter family have a 1.29ha block on the market right now at 108 Panorama Drive, Doonan for $1.35m. These are 2018’s best homes Rafter was on a property divestment spree when he sold the block for $347,500 in May last year – though admitedly he had not wanted much more than that for the block, giving a discount of $17,500.The couple that bought Rafter’s block in Eumundi relocated a 1900s Queenslander to the site which they renovated before the sale. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoA 1900s Queenslander was relocated to the site and renovated.Rafter struck the deal at a time when his stunning Sunshine Beach home in Noosa had been sitting on the market for six months without a solid bite.And while he might not have been so patient with the land sale, his Noosa beach house went on to sell a year later for $15.2 million to the founder of Betty’s Burger David Hales.Rafter has an affinity for sprawling residential land developments, having turned his hand to it after retiring from professional tennis. Rafter went so far as to put a driveway in. His amazing Sunshine Beach beach house sold for $15.2m to burger entrepreneur David Hales. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK MORE: Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51
Brecken Lawrence in battle against McPherson. (Photo by James Jordan)Sumner Newscow report â€” TheÂ Wellington Lady Crusaders split with McPherson and Mulvane. Wellington defeated Mulvane in the nightcap after losing to McPherson earlier in the day.“They played tough and they came back taking Mulvane into three sets,” said Hannah Shuck, Wellington head girls volleyball coach. “I am very proud of the girls as they strive to get better everyday.”Â The scores were:McPherson over Wellington 25-20, 25-21. Wellington over Mulvane 20-25, 25-19, 25-19.The Crusaders will play Clearwater there with Mulvane next Tuesday.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
MLB is learning to cope with COVID-19’s speed and deception, but it may be too late to save 2020 season
So we are shaken once again from our hope certain elements of our society can proceed without being undone by the pandemic. It’s not clear how many Cardinals players are affected, or whether that might also affect their most recent opponent, the Minnesota Twins.What is obvious, though, is that baseball has begun to realize that hope is not a plan.MORE: Why Dr. Fauci says Marlins outbreak isn’t enough to shut down MLBWhen the Marlins took the field last Sunday after three positive tests in two days — which eventually spread to 18 players — it was a complete failure by the club to recognize the gravity of the situation and the league to assert the necessary protocols in the event multiple players from a given team were to test positive. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported there was no item to cover the occasion of multiple positive tests from a single team in the 113-page document that outlined protocols the sport would follow. That helped transform the Marlins episode into an epic disaster.That the Cards and Brewers won’t play Friday is a positive step, as is the report from Passan that MLB now is asserting itself with a stricter plan to deal with the virus: asking players to leave their road hotels only to play games, requiring surgical masks for travel rather than cloth masks and the institution of a “COVID” official to monitor whether players and team personnel are following MLB protocols. MLB told Sporting News the protocols are meant to be a “living document,” meaning there is room for adjustment or improvement, but there ought to have been a higher baseline to begin.One wonders if the adjustments made are arriving too late to see this competition to its planned conclusion.MLB displayed an astonishing, though not unprecedented, arrogance in how it structured its return to play. The principals appeared to spend three months arguing about money, then three days slapping together the plan to launch the season.MORE: Everything to know about MLB and coronavirusAs Dejan Kovacevic of DK Pittsburgh Sports cited, it’s preposterous baseball arranged its 60-game schedule according to the typical short-series routine. If the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are going to play 10 games, it ought to have been two five-game series: one at Yankee Stadium, one at Fenway Park. The word “multiple” is one of great convenience. Was it three, four, five? Just say multiple. In circumstances where specificity is not required, that word gets the job done.In the age of COVID-19, though, it is a word fraught with peril, because multiple so often is attached to “positive tests.” As in, “The St. Louis Cardinals’ game Friday against the Milwaukee Brewers has been postponed because multiple Cards players tested positive for coronavirus.” That’s not an example. That happened. Instead, there is the convoluted arrangement that brought the Sox to New York for a three-game series this weekend, then a four-gamer in mid-August, followed by three games in Boston in late September. Not only is this imbalanced, it requires one more team trip than is necessary. That’s just one example among two teams. Multiply that by all 30 teams and all their various opponents. The Yankees have a couple of two-game series against the Braves. If it was going to be OK for there to be imbalances, why not work those in by eliminating two-games and converting them to four-game series at one particular team’s park?Baseball even determined it was worthwhile to schedule exhibition games prior to the start of the season that required team travel, which may be how this mess – or, at least, this intrusion of this mess into baseball — began. Like everyone in the league forgot how to grip a bat and needed three pretend games as a reminder?It is hard to believe the promise and optimism of Opening Day visited us only a week ago. There has been plenty of actual baseball in the interim, but almost as much consternation regarding how the Marlins are being ravaged and how the league has had to jumble the schedule since — and how many occasions of “multiple” positive tests might force the season to be halted, reimagined or abandoned.
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London: Arsenal fought back from two goals down to salvage a 2-2 draw against Tottenham in a pulsating north London derby on Sunday which both sides will feel they should have won. Spurs preyed on the Gunners’ vacant midfield early on as Christian Eriksen tapped home at the end of a flowing counter-attack before Harry Kane’s penalty doubled the Champions League finalists’ lead. However, Arsenal were always a threat going forward and, after Alexandre Lacazette reduced the arrears in first-half stoppage time, were well worthy of a point after the break. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhPierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the equaliser 19 minutes from time and Arsenal even had the ball in the net again through Sokratis Papastathopoulos, only to see their celebrations cut short by the offside flag. A share of the spoils sees Arsenal maintain a two-point lead over their local rivals with seven points from the opening four games to Tottenham’s five. Tottenham’s long wait for an away win in the Premier League dating back to January also continues, but they did show some resolve after a desperately disappointing 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle last weekend with manager Mauricio Pochettino complaining afterwards of having an unsettled squad. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterThe Argentine had sidelined Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen in the opening month of the season but both returned and the Danish midfielder had a huge impact an an open and frantic encounter. Arsenal boss Unai Emery named the front three of club record signing Nicolas Pepe, Aubameyang and Lacazette together in his starting line-up for the first time, but the Gunners lacked any balance to their attacking intent as Tottenham counter-attacked with ease early on. The visitors went in front with their first serious attack 10 minutes in as Son Heung-min latched onto Kane’s knockdown and freed Erik Lamela through on goal. Bernd Leno got a weak hand to Lamela’s effort and palmed the ball into the grateful path of the onrushing Eriksen to tap home. Leno redeemed himself with a stunning save to prevent Son making it 2-0 and also turned a dipping Eriksen free-kick to safety. However, Leno was helpless to stop Kane continuing his excellent record in the north London derby from the penalty spot after a ludicrous challenge by Granit Xhaka to clearly chop down Son inside the area. To their credit, Arsenal raised themselves off the canvas to reduce the deficit before the break. Hugo Lloris made a fine save low to his right to deny Pepe his first Arsenal goal, but moments later Lacazette burst through before blasting past his French international teammate from a narrow angle to give the Gunners hope. A wild second period raged from end-to-end as Son saw a shot deflected inches wide and Kane struck the inside of the post at one end, while Lloris made a brilliant save to deny Matteo Guendouzi and Sead Kolasinac somehow skewed wide from point-blank range at the other.
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, told the press that his dream of someday winning the Champions League is long gone from his targets.In the life of Gianluigi Buffon throughout over 24 years of career, winning the Champions League almost became an obsession but he never really could fulfill that life goal after so many years.Watching the goalkeeper crying after losing a final became something very common during his time at Juventus, his side was simply not fortunate enough to get that recognition and he eventually decided to stop losing sleep over it.Now that he has made the switch to PSG, the Italian goalie is mostly thinking about the best way to retire and he considered several options as he revealed this Tuesday.PSG just won a Coupe de la Ligue match vs Orleans 2-1, Buffon got in for Areola during the second half and played a fairly good match in the time he had to prove that he is still in great shape.After the game, the press wanted to ask him some questions about retirement and what he is expecting in the Champions League this season for PSG.Manager Thomas Tuchel has made the decision to split the time for both goalkeepers, something that has filled the Italian with hopes for him this season.It was going to take a special offer to keep Gianluigi Buffon in football.He got it ✍️ pic.twitter.com/N4znJu9lPu— B/R Football (@brfootball) December 18, 2018“I had decided to retire. In my mind, I thought the only option was if Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid or Barcelona had come calling,” he told RMC as quoted by Football Italia.“They were the clubs I considered crazy, a dream that wasn’t really worth thinking about seriously. So I was already organizing my post-football life.”“Yet this call arrived in May. I took two weeks to think about it, because if I make a promise and give my word, I want to do it well. I don’t like to embarrass myself.”“After a little introspection and analysis, I thought to myself, I can do another year or two and I can do it well.”“I think PSG will be my last club, because this was a gift to me from life, a reward for behaving professionally. I want to stop playing at a top level club. I never considered going to another country, as I started at a top level and want to end at a top level, that is for sure.”Neymar responds to PSG criticism with a stunning winner Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Despite all the backlash he got today at Parc des Princes, Neymar responded by scoring a stunning winner vs Strasbourg.We all knew that Neymar’s…“As soon as I met the directors, they said our objective is not to win the Champions League, because over seven years we’ve realized this is really difficult. You can’t set that as a target, but we have the ambition to improve, that is true.”“Paris Saint-Germain reached the quarter-finals, so the objective is to take a couple more steps forward and keep going that way.”“I have been trying for 24 years to win the Champions League and never won it! So I know how hard it is to have just that objective, and above all how wrong it can be to have just that as an objective,” he concluded.Tiene 40 años y sigue compitiendo en la UEFA Champions League. Qué clase de leyenda. ETERNO BUFFON. pic.twitter.com/0RbMsxezIe— Invictos (@InvictosSomos) December 13, 2018At the very start of the season for PSG, things were quite difficult as they started with a defeat at Anfield Road.However, the squad managed to get back on their feet thanks to amazing performances by several of their star players and Buffon’s experiences have also been an essential part of it.The main reason that the French giants decided to convince Buffon to sign for PSG, is because of how much he can bring to the table in terms of wisdom of all the competitions he has been a part of during his time at Juventus.‘Gigi’ didn’t really take too much time to think about the offer, but he doesn’t even like obsessing about the trophy.Sometimes when you stop craving something, it may finally come to you in a more organic manner.Maybe this is the season for Gianluigi Buffon, he has a top squad to achieve great things.46′ PSG made a halftime substitution, with @gianluigibuffon replacing @AreolaOfficiel in goal #AllezParis 🔴🔵#USOPSG pic.twitter.com/yma2KFzRpJ— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) December 18, 2018Do you think ‘Gigi’ Buffon has a big chance to win the Champions League this season? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.
Ohio would have $5 million to invest in infrastructure at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and other installations in the state, under an earmark included in a budget bill under consideration by the Ohio House.The earmark would create an Ohio Military Facilities Commission which would be responsible for positioning the state’s installation to survive a future BRAC round, said House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger (R), who added the provision to the budget bill.“This is sorely needed, especially when there are fiscal constraints on the federal level to support our military facilities,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Turner (R), reported Dayton Daily News. He said the legislation is urgent because federal rules prohibit states from spending on base infrastructure during a BRAC process.“It is a game that must be completed before BRAC commences and that’s why it’s so important that this be done now,” said Turner, chairman of the House Armed Services’ Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee.Rosenberger announced the legislation at the National Aviation Hall of Fame inside the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson. “At the end of the day, what this comes down to is about securing jobs and securing, really, America’s future because … Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the pointy spear of our military,” he said.Rosenberger said he would like to double the set aside to $10 million, according to the story. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Two fatal air crashes in Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 model in less than six months have aroused a lot of questions on the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) safety analysis procedure. Per CNBC, the State’s Department of Transportation started their investigation after a new Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea in October last year killing 189 passengers. A similar air crash was reported this month on March 10 when a second Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after take-off, killing all 157 people on board. Post these incidents, authorities around the world — including the U.S., Europe, China, and Indonesia have grounded Boeing 737 Max planes. Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges told the Wall Street Journal, “Clear similarities were noted between Ethiopian Air Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610, which will be the subject of further study during the investigation.” The FAA is responsible for certifying an aircraft as airworthy by putting out bulletins and advisories on problems and fixes. It is often considered as the go-to agency for many aviation flight authorities around the world. Boeing’s flight safety control system, MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) was “added to the Max-8 series because new, heavier and larger engines replaced the old engines and as a result, the updated Max planes had a strong tendency to pitch nose up”, the Asia Time reported. “The new engine, CFM Leap-1B, was selected by Boeing because it was much more fuel efficient than the older models, one of the big reasons customers want the 737 Max.” The DOT investigation suspected that the flight safety system played a role in the fatal crash in Indonesia. The WSJ reported in November last year, that Boeing failed to warn the airline industry about a potentially dangerous feature in its new flight-control system. According to the Asia Times, “Almost every expert today puts the blame for both flight disasters on faulty software that took over running the plane’s flight control system. Many have pointed to Boeing’s alleged lack of transparency in telling pilots what to do if the software malfunctioned. In addition, there had been at least eight pilot-reported flight control incidents prior to the first Lion Air crash.” Trevor Sumner, a software engineer and the CEO of PERCH Interactive tweeted saying that the 737 MAX tragedies were not a software problem. Instead, it was an economic problem as the “737 engines used too much fuel, so they decided to install more efficient engines with bigger fans and make the 737MAX.” In spite of the system complied with all the applicable FAA regulations, “the black box data retrieved after the Lion Air crash indicates that a single faulty sensor — a vane on the outside of the fuselage that measures the plane’s “angle of attack,” the angle between the airflow and the wing — triggered MCAS multiple times during the deadly flight, initiating a tug of war as the system repeatedly pushed the nose of the plane down and the pilots wrestled with the controls to pull it back up, before the final crash”, the Seattle Times reported. According to the Seattle Times, “Since MCAS was supposed to activate only in extreme circumstances far outside the normal flight envelope, Boeing decided that 737 pilots needed no extra training on the system — and indeed that they didn’t even need to know about it. It was not mentioned in their flight manuals. That stance allowed the new jet to earn a common “type rating” with existing 737 models, allowing airlines to minimize training of pilots moving to the MAX.” According to a detailed FAA briefing to legislators, Boeing plans to change the MCAS software to give the system input from both angle-of-attack sensors. Boeing also plans to update pilot training requirements and flight crew manuals to include MCAS. After two fatal crashes in less than six months involving the same plane model, authorities around the world — including the U.S., Europe, China, and Indonesia — grounded Boeing 737 Max planes. To know more about this news in detail, read more at The Seattle Times. Read Next The tug of war between Google and Oracle over API copyright issue has the future of software development in the crossfires F5 Networks is acquiring NGINX, a popular web server software for $670 million 18 people in tech every programmer and software engineer needs to follow in 2019