Exiting the bailout programme will bring back the sunshine

first_imgIN AN EXCLUSIVE interview with Edwin McGreal of The Mayo News, Taoiseach Enda Kenny outlined his belief that Ireland is “nearly there” in terms of economic recovery.Urging Irish people to “stick with” the economic challenges of austerity and the bailout programme, he said exiting the programme will ‘bring back the sunshine to people’s lives’.In the two-part interview, the Fine Gael leader also told his constituents that his position at the head of government supersedes local issues, including job creation.On austerity: It’s been a hard slog, on a journey of one-to-ten we’ve travelled eight-and-a-half steps. We’ll have one and a half to go and that’s to get up on the dry land and prepare to fly ourselves. So I would say to people: stick with it now. We’ve got a lot of momentum, we don’t want to lose that by doing anything stupid here. Life is never easy at the best of times; it’s not easy these times but I see where the opportunity lies up ahead.center_img On emigration: Emigration is always a difficulty … [Some of the] people I meet in many other countries go there for experience because it is their choice, they want to go. The ones I feel sorry for, who feel that they have to leave because there’s no hope here, and if politics is about anything, it is about demonstrating that there is hope and there is an opportunity for the future.On the bailout: I’m happy that our programme is being followed here, we are emerging from this programme and that’s all about bringing back the sunshine to people’s lives, where they’ll have the opportunity to work and have employment and have prosperity and have a bit of confidence that their futures and their families are intact and in safe hands.On local politics: So for those who say just because you happen to be in government that you can pinpoint any individual area and say ‘here’s a big bonanza for you’, it never works that way until you get the big picture right.On job creation in Mayo: You’re not going to be able to deliver jobs locally unless you sort out the nation’s problems and that’s why the big and difficult decisions about Ireland’s economy have been so crucial and so difficult for people to have to accept and have to deal with but the reality is the people gave this government an unprecedented mandate. They gave me an unprecedented mandate.Part two of the interview will be published online next Tuesday afternoon. Read more at The Mayo News>Read: People from all over the country travel to Dáil Lockout protestMore: Here’s why TDs and Senators can’t update their iPhones and iPads to iOS7Earlier: Research links 5,000 additional suicides in 2009 to global economic crisislast_img read more

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Highdef moon globe is based on over 15000 LROC images

first_imgWhile it doesn’t look like we are going to see a mission to the moon from NASA anytime soon, Sky & Telescope Magazine has developed a new toy to keep lunar enthusiasts from starting an occupy movement of their own. Based on imagery, like the video above taken from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), the heavenly publication has created a new high-definition globe of the lunar surface. While this may sound pedestrian to you, true moon geeks will understand what a huge leap this is, since the last accurate moon globe was created using imagery that was captured in the 1960s during the lunar exploration program.The driving force behind the creation of the new desktop sphere is a man named Kelly Beatty. For years he has been looking for new imagery to be used on a more accurate moon representation. While he still has a place in his heart for the original de facto globe made by Replogle, he was always bothered by the fact that it doesn’t show the real moon. As mentioned above, it’s an airbrushed map from the 1960’s which for its time was acceptable, but pales in comparison to what can be done with today’s technology. Shown side-by-side in the picture above, the new high-res globe is on the left, with the original sitting to its right. Beatty kept searching over the years to find pictures that had enough resolution to satisfy his expert eye, a quest that lasted until late 2009 when the first pictures from the LROC started coming back.It took almost two-years for the LROC cameras to capture enough snapshots to create a 15,000 image mosaic of the lunar surface. The reason it took so long? The team behind the controls had to make sure that each portion they were taking pictures of was being hit by the sun at the same angle range to create an even lighting scheme for uniformity. Their hard work paid off, as they were able to create two daisy-shaped decals that could be applied to a globe. With the help of one of Beatty’s image editors at the magazine, they were able to place the decals correctly as well as adding over 850 lunar feature labels to get the result you see in the picture above.The final product of the new moon globe is a high quality piece, and as such you’re going to pay a bit more to own one. For sale now on Sky & Telescope’s online store, the high quality globe retails at $99.95. While that may seem to be steep, the amount of work that has gone into the model justifies the price tag. Honestly, it’s lot cheaper than what SpaceX is going to charge in the future to take you to the moon!Read more at Sky & Telescope, via Jonathan Crowe.last_img read more

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Marathon one of four Blooms to Brews road races Sunday

first_imgWoodland’s annual tulip festival was canceled this year, unfortunately, but you can still run alongside dazzling fields of flowers on Sunday — and even pick up some flowery championship bling.The fourth annual Blooms to Brews marathon, a Boston Marathon qualifier, is just one of four road races scheduled for Sunday. The others are a half-marathon, a four-person marathon relay and a 10K run. All races start and finish at Horseshoe Lake Park in Woodland and pass alongside tulip and lilac gardens.The Woodland High School Band’s drum line and pep band will stoke up runners’ spirits and keep spectators entertained. The marathon and relay courses will include a Remembrance Mile, featuring photographs of 250 fallen military veterans. All finishers receive flowery Washington medals; relay runners’ medals are interlocking flowers.After crossing the finish line, you can enjoy a catered party with beer, wine and food options — some complimentary, much more for sale. Race-related vendors will be on hand, too. Last year’s run drew 1,350 participants, according to the sponsor, Get Bold Events of Battle Ground.Advance, online registration is closed now, but you can show up bright and early on race day and register in person. Same-day prices are all $10 more than online prices were.last_img read more

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WHS SOFTBALL Wildcats Eliminated From State Tournament In Heartbreaking 10 Loss

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Wilmington High School Varsity Softball team (13-7 in the regular season) were beaten by Dracut High in a walk-off by a score of 1-0 on Thursday, June 7 in first-round state tournament play.“It was a great game both teams with outstanding pitching and defense,” said WHS Softball coach Audrey Cabral-Pini. “This game was decided in the bottom of the seventh, when the [Dracut] Middies had two infield hits and, with two outs, got the timely hit that the Wildcats couldn’t get in the top of the seventh when we left two runners on base.”Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Lose To Melrose By 1 Run, Storm Back With 12-Run Win Over Greater LowellIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats’ Offense Explodes For 15 Runs In Win Over NewburyportIn “Sports”WHS SOFTBALL: Wildcats Defeat Greater Lowell Tech & Stoneham, Qualify For State TournamentIn “Sports”last_img read more

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NOW HIRING 10 New Job Openings In Wilmington

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are some of the newest job openings in Wilmington:Full-Time Associate Director (Talent Management) at Charles River LabsFull-Time Supervisor at Charles River LabsFull-Time Talent Development Partner at Ametros Financial CorporationFull-Time Head Of Compliance Services at SOVOS CompliancePart-Time Customer Service Representative at Lapels Dry CleaningFull-Time Human Resources (HR) Generalist at CutisPharmaFull-Time Desktop Support Technician at Heilind ElectronicsFull-Time AV Installer at Red ThreadFull-Time National Account Projects Coordinator at Standard ElectricFull-Time Behavioral Technician at Advances Learning Center(NOTE: Wilmington businesses — Feel free to send me your job postings at wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”NOW HIRING: 60 New Job Openings In Wilmington (Week of June 16, 2019)In “Business”NOW HIRING: 10 New Job Openings In WilmingtonIn “Business”last_img read more

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Disability pension benefits misused

first_imgNew Delhi: The latest circular which clarified the eligibility for availing disability pension by armed forces personnel was issued after data analytics found that the provision meant for the needy was being misused, the Central Board of Direct Taxes chairman has said. CBDT chief P C Mody said the circular issued on June 24 was not a new directive but only in clarification to the stated policy. Also Read – National Herald case: Officer bearers of Congress were cheats, Subramanian Swamy tells court Advertise With Us “We have full respect for the soldiers working in the armed forces. If there is any disability, then this provision is there but what happened was that over a period of time, the data analytics showed that many were claiming it and that it was being misused. “To stop this, a clarificatory circular was issued. If disability happens due to action, then this pension is untaxed as it has been,” the CBDT chief said. Also Read – Dehydrated elephant being given treatment Advertise With Us The CBDT, which frames policy for the Income Tax Department, had issued circular no 13 of 2019 stating “such tax exemption will be available only to armed forces personnel who have been invalidated from service on account of bodily disability attributable to or aggravated by such service and not to personnel who have been retired on superannuation or otherwise.” Advertise With Us A CBDT circular acts as a policy directive for tax authorities across the country while assessing the income, tax and the exemptions of an assessee. Soon after this was issued, defence and war veterans expressed their anguish. The army, through its official social media posts, said that over the years, broad-banding and the compensation awarded for disability with income tax exemption had led to a rise in the number of personnel claiming disability even for lifestyle diseases. “The Indian Army is concerned for all personnel who are invalidated out of service in combat conditions or otherwise, and need additional support and discourages those who seek financial gains through their disabilities,” it added. The trend is worrisome, that too when the security challenges to the nation are on the rise, the Army said on Twitter. Following the controversy, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s office had also tweeted a letter, saying ineligible personnel had gained from the disability benefits provided by the government to soldiers. Armed forces personnel, including from the Navy and the Air Force, get separate pension if they suffer any kind of disability in the line of duty. The amount depends on their rank and the kind of disability. A group of disabled war veterans of these forces had expressed their resentment at the move, saying, “Disability compensation is not only limited to war or operation disabilities, but is also available to all other medical conditions that arise while a person is serving in the military.”last_img read more

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Mayor Continues To Struggle In Wake Of Thugs Comment

first_imgralejandro@afro.com Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (AFRO File Photo)“If you want to have your kid run amok 24 hours a day, go live out on a farm somewhere,” said Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake, in a clip aired on Fox 45 News in May 2014.The context was a heated public debate over an expanded curfew measure being considered at the time by the Baltimore City Council.  The mayor supported the idea, but many residents were concerned that the bill, which sought to make Baltimore’s already existing curfew more strict, would lead to increased engagements between young people and a police force seen as overly aggressive and often abusive.Stephen Janis, who wrote the news story about the mayor’s comment for Fox 45 while an investigative producer there (he is now with the Real News Network in Baltimore), says that some in the community “considered [the statement] to be dismissive of the complexity of what it means to try to raise a kid in a city like Baltimore,” based on social media reaction to his story, though there were also those who lauded the mayor for calling out irresponsible parents.As Rawlings-Blake’s use of the term “thugs” to describe those engaged in looting during the April 27 riot continues to ring in the ears of many Baltimoreans, last year’s ‘go live on a farm’ episode is illustrative of the political challenge the mayor currently faces as she seeks to show that she is not as disconnected from the community as she has appeared over the last couple months.The mayor’s ‘thug’ comment, much like her ‘go live on a farm’ comment, reduced a fairly complex issue to a stereotypical soundbite.  At the northwest corner of the intersection of W. North Ave. and N. Fulton Ave. on April 27, as mostly young looters were breaking into nearby businesses, this is how one community member, Cory Clarke described the rioting that was taking place to the AFRO:“These [young men], from the street perspective, these are our street soldiers, letting the voices [of the community] be heard.  And the people that can’t speak, and don’t want to do stuff like this, and can’t do stuff like this because they have a prior life to live, [the looters are] the speakers [for them].”The mayor’s ‘thug’ comment the next day suggested she had not heard those voices, and worse, aligned her with the sort of law and order perspective that had long cultivated an environment where police action was insulated from accountability to the community.In some ways, though, the mayor was simply using tried and true political rhetoric (President Barack Obama had made essentially the same comment regarding the looters), employing language that seemed an attempt to draw a dividing line between the community and those who were engaged in acts of property theft and destruction.  But, as Clarke’s comment suggests, some in the community see no such line, and view those young men as part and parcel to the community, not an element that stands apart and in opposition to it.Rawlings-Blake’s failure to perceive that has become a political stumbling block, and lately she has seemed to be making a concerted effort to show that the alleged disconnect between her and the community is more perception than reality, going on neighborhood watches (granted, during daylight hours), and even making appearances at places like barber shops.Dr. John Bullock, a professor of political science at Towson University and a political analyst, thinks the mayor still has a fair bit of ground to cover.“[The mayor’s efforts] still seem distant to some, but I think she’s trying to make those overtures to show that there’s more to her than just the law enforcement [agenda] and calling people ‘thugs,’” said Bullock.And in fairness to Rawlings-Blake, she has hardly been a strictly law and order mayor, in contrast to someone like Martin O’Malley, who introduced zero tolerance policing to the city.  In 2012, Rawlings-Blake hired Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony Batts specifically with an eye toward implementing more community policing.Though many feel she arrived late on the issue, the workgroup Rawlings-Blake put together in the last quarter of 2014 to study and make recommendations regarding the implementation of a police-worn body camera program was a serious and deliberate effort that moved rather quickly as far as municipal initiatives go.But the deliberateness has been part of the problem.  Months after the workgroup released its recommendations, the Baltimore Police are not equipped with cameras and the city is recovering from riots sparked by the death of a man—Freddie Gray—as a result of injuries sustained while in police custody.It also does not help that just weeks before Freddie Gray’s death, the city had moved forward with residential water shut-offs for persons with delinquent accounts, putting the mayor at odds with those concerned that the city was targeting poor and vulnerable residents while ignoring wealthier, commercial customers who also were significantly in arrears with respect to their water payments (as of April 16, just three days before Freddie Gray died from his injuries, the city had shut off 350 residences—with 132 being restored after working out a payment of some sort—and zero commercial customers, despite a new policy of shutting off water to both commercial and residential accounts).This fueled a perception that the mayor is aloof to the difficult realities faced by many Baltimoreans while allowing well-heeled businesses operate outside the same parameters residents are forced to (if it sounds a lot like the complaint that police are held to a different standard than residents when it comes to violent behavior, that is because they are closely related complaints).In part, the tension between many in the community and the mayor comes down to a tension between the need to develop the city economically and improve its public safety.  Many in the community see Baltimore’s public safety issues as a function of its lack of economic opportunities, especially for Black men.But in an interview last January with the AFRO, Rawlings-Blake argued that, as mayor, she cannot pursue that logic from a policy standpoint.“As the mayor, I don’t have the luxury of having that debate [between economic development and public safety], I have to do both, work to create jobs and make the city safer.  I know that if I don’t continue to make the city safer—and it’s made a lot of progress—I won’t see the amount of growth that I’d like to see, and whatever growth we see won’t be sustained.  So you have to continue to push on the public safety front.  You also have to, at the same time, work to spur development, investment, and to create jobs,” said Rawlings-Blake.That calculation has made it more difficult for the mayor to distance herself from law enforcement, which in turn has made many in the community feel like she is on ‘the other side’, as reflected by a comment given by India Bell to the AFRO during a Freddie Gray demonstration on April 23.“[The mayor] should be out here with us, supporting her people, the people that voted her in,” said Bell.last_img read more

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Best eGPUs Add Graphics Power to Your Laptop

first_imgUltraportable laptops are great when you need to put together a presentation for work, crunch some numbers or binge-watch your favorite Netflix shows. But graphically taxing games like Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Devil May Cry 5 and Battlefield V and support for VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and HTC Vive Pro are out of reach. Or are they?If you have a laptop with a Thunderbolt 3 port, there’s a good chance that you can attach an external GPU (eGPU), which allows you to get the benefits of an Nvidia or AMD graphics card, without carrying a bulky workstation or gaming notebook. And now that the mobile version of Nvidia’s powerful new RTX graphics cards are available, you can get a serious boost by connecting your mobile system to an eGPU with an RTX desktop card and get immersed in stunning 4K games. There are even a couple of external boxes that play nice with MacBooks, so they too can know the joys of super-high-res PC gaming.To help you find the best eGPU, we tested the most popular models and ranked them from best to worst.  Stay tuned for our RTX testing and our upcoming review of the latest Razer Core X Chroma. And in case you’re in the market for a new system, check out our best laptops, best gaming laptops and best sub-$1,000 gaming laptops roundups.  We also have a deals page for gaming laptops.MacBook Air vs MacBook Pro: Which 13-inch MacBook Is Right For You?Apple’s entry-level MacBook Air and Pro look pretty similar, but our testing proved they differ in crucial ways.Your Recommended PlaylistVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9接下来播放Which Cheap Tablet Is Best? Amazon Fire 7 vs Walmart Onn02:45关闭选项Automated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-USAutomated Captions – en-US facebook twitter 发邮件 reddit 链接https://www.laptopmag.com/articles/best-egpus?jwsource=cl已复制直播00:0003:4603:46  A no-frills purchase, the Sonnet EFFX Breakaway Box offers little in the way of ports and design. However, it’s easy to get into and install the graphics card, and this box could be fine for people who just want to game on their laptop.Design: Other than the rounded edges along the front and a blue backlit squiggle meant to resemble an “S,” the Sonnet EGFX Breakaway Box won’t turn heads. The 13.4 x 8 x 7.3-inch, 7.1 pound box is rather squat and wide and sure to take up a sizable space on your desk. Two metal lattices on the sides of the device make sure the GPU receives proper airflow.Ports: Like the AKiTiO Node, the Breakaway Box only offers a Thunderbolt 3 port and a port for the AC power cord.Accessibility: Getting into the Breakaway Box involves removing two black bolts on the back of the box and lifting off the top. Installing the GPU is as simple as snapping it in.Compatibility: Despite multiple attempts, we could only get the Breakaway Box to work with the ThinkPad T470. However, we had to install a driver to get the system to recognize the eGPU.Value: At $258.99, the Breakaway Box is the cheapest eGPU we’ve tested, and with the plain-Jane design and lack of ports it shows. Throw in our $419.99 GPU, and you’ve got a grand total of $679.98. Value: For $299, the HP Omen Accelerator not only houses a desktop graphics card, but also lets you augment it even further by adding a HDD or an SSD. It plays well with both types of Thunderbolt 3 ports, and despite its large size runs whisper-quiet. Compatibility: The HP Omen Accelerator works with systems with dual and quad-lane Thunderbolt 3 ports. Ports: HP placed all of the Accelerator’s ports in the back with four USB 3.0 ports, a USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, a Gigabit Ethernet, a secure lock slot and a power port. From $299.99 Accessibility: Access to the Accelerator’s interior involves removing the top from the system, which is accomplished by flicking the Internal Access Switch on the rear right. While the top is enough to remove, I did have a bit of trouble re-attaching the lid and getting it back into place. But when you’re tinkering around inside the Accelerator, both the PCIe slot and HDD enclosure are easy to access. From $299.99 Amazon Ports: The few ports the Core X has can be found in the back of the Core X and consist of a Thunderbolt 3 port and the power input. Compatibility: Like the Core V2, the Core X works with dual and quad-lane Thunderbolt 3 notebooks. It will also be one of Razer’s first enclosures to support MacBooks. Value: At $299, the Core X is Razer’s most affordable eGPU. For the price, you still get Razer’s premium build quality along with a space large enough to fit some of the most powerful graphics cards on the market. However, the Core X lacks ports for USB and Ethernet as well as the Chroma lighting, so gamers looking to create a large gaming station will be left wanting. The AKiTiO Node is the embodiment of getting what you pay for. The Node offers a rather boring design and unintuitive accessibility. The eGPU barely has any ports, and it was compatible with only one out of two Windows laptops we tried. Which when you think about it, puts it on a par with the minimalist ultraportables it’s trying to augment.Design: There are sleek black boxes like the Razer Core, and then there’s the AKiTiO Node. Where the Blade exudes sexiness, the Node screams afterthought. A silver logo embellished with a bootleg version of the Marvel Avenger’s “A” on the front of the system is the black aluminum box’s only bling.Whatever card you place in the Node will have plenty of air, thanks to grates on the front and right side of the box. A spider web cut out toward the left rear delivers air to the power system. Measuring 16.9 x 8.9 x 5.7 inches and weighing 10.8 pounds, the Node is the longest eGPU we tested, so you’ll definitely have to scout out some space before you make that purchase.Ports: The AKiTiO Node has a Thunderbolt 3 port and a power port. That’s it, so you can forget any and all thought of VR due to the lack of a USB 3.0 port. You could try stretching the Rift or Vive’s rather short cables around to the laptop, but I doubt it would work.Accessibility: I had the most difficulty opening the AKkiTtoO Node. The large handle in the back is non -intuitive, as my first inclination was to pull outward rather than push inward. A number of my colleagues also wanted to pull instead of push. Once I got over that hiccup and got to install the GPU, I had a hell of a time puttinglling everything back into place. The inner case rests on a track, but if you push the whole setup out of the cover, you run the risk of removing from said groove and fighting to restore it.Compatibility: The T470 is the only ultraportable that would work with the Node.Value: The Node is one of the cheaper eGPUs aton the list at $268. And for that price, you get a rather bare- bones system that must then be augmented with a GPU. For our testing, the final price of the Node is $688.98, which is still more expensive than the Aorus Gaming Bbox. From $258.99 Razer’s second generation of the Core, the Core V2, retains the beautiful lighting and handsome chassis that we’ve come to expect from Razer, with a few key refinements. The chassis has gotten a little bigger to support more powerful GPUs, including workstation-grade components. It’s still one of the pricier eGPUs for the market, but it’s hard to take issue with such a premium build. Amazon Ports: All of the Core V2’s ports reside in the back, including four USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3, a Gigabit Ethernet port and the power port. Accessibility: Razer didn’t make too many changes to the overall Core design, which means you’ve still got access to the Quick Release handle. Once the handle is flipped outward, you can easily pull out the enclosure and access the interior of the Core V2.Compatibility: The Core V2 is one of the newer eGPUs that is compatible with both dual and quad-lane Thunderbolt 3 ports, making it possible to augment any ultraportable. Value: Priced at $499.99, the Core V2 is one of the pricier eGPUs on the market, and that’s before you add a GPU. However, Razer’s premium construction, easy access and  ability to support workstation-grade GPUs is a boon that shouldn’t be ignored. Design: Razer made a couple of tweaks to the Core V2, but kept the overall sleek design intact. The system is still made of black CNC aluminum with a prominent window to check out your GPU bathed in one of the 16.8 million colors in the Chroma color spectrum. At 10.1 pounds and 11.8 x 5.7 x 1.7 inches, the Core V2 is a bit taller than its predecessor (10.8 pounds, 11.8 x 5.1 x 1.7 inches). That means it can better accommodate larger GPUs, though you can still slide it into a slim space if you don’t mind missing out on that lovely lighting. Never one to rest on its laurels, Razer went back to the lab with the Core and came back with something bigger, more streamlined and affordable. The $299 Razer Core X offers a bigger chassis, perfect for installing massive GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan V while eliminating the USB and Ethernet ports. The Core X will be one of Razer’s first eGPUs to play nice with Macs. However, fans of Razer’s Chroma lighting will be disappointed as the Core X lacks the colorful customization feature. Amazon Razer Core X The only thing bigger than the Asus ROG XG Station 2’s size and outlandish design is its price tag. However, once you get past the initial sticker shock and the box’s out-of-this-world looks, you get an eGPU that’s easy to open with enough ports to support a sizable gaming battle station.Design: Asus sure knows how to put the “show” in showpiece. The front, top and right black plastic sides of the ROG XG Station 2 are stamped with thick lines meant to mimic circuitry gone wild. It gives the box a funky, futuristic chic that I can’t get enough of. But the show really begins once a GPU is added and the box is connected to a laptop. The front-mounted red Tesla coil springs to life, while the interior backlighting illuminates the box with pulsating red light. At 8.3 x 6.3 x 3.7 inches and 5.2 pounds, it’s one of the bigger eGPUs we’ve seen, so you’ll want to have enough space to fit it on your desk.Ports: Ports include four USB 3.0 ports, one USB 3.0 Type-B port, a Gigabit Ethernet, a Thunderbolt 3 and a power port all mounted in the rear. Throw in a powerful-enough GPU and you can support either an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive.Accessibility: The ROG XG Station 2 is one of the easiest eGPUs to open. Slide the long button on the top right toward the back of the box, and both sides fall away, opening like some techno-fauna. From there, you just pop the card in, close the box and you’re ready to rock.Compatibility: The Lenovo ThinkPad T470 recognized the Asus immediately. It was also one of the only systems to work with the Razer Blade Stealth, and was able to charge both systems.Value: At $549.99, the Asus ROG XG Station 2 is one of the most expensive eGPUs, second to the $589.99 Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box. However, the Aorus comes with a built-in GTX 1070 GPU; supplying the same card for the ROG XG Station 2 cost us $419.99, which brings the total price of the Asus to $969.98. From $499.99 Razer Core X » From $499.99 Design: If you’re looking to supersize your external graphics enclosure, the Core X is for you. The Core X eclipses both at 14.3 pounds and 14.7 x 9.1 x 6.6 inches — all the better to fit a massive Nvidia GeForce Titan V, my dears. But size isn’t the only change you’ll see. Razer has ditched the quartet of USB 3.0 ports, as well as Ethernet along the rear of the device, leaving only the Thunderbolt 3 port and power input. It’s still made from jet-black CNC aluminum with the large, silver, tri-headed snake emblem on the left and a large peekaboo grate on the right to let you look at your GPU. 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But since you lose the ability to swap out GPUs, you might find yourself purchasing another Gaming Box in a few years when the GTX 1070 can’t cut the mustard.Design: The Aorus GTX 1070 Gaming Box is hands-down the most adorable eGPU. Measuring 6.4 x 8.4 x 3.8 inches and weighing 5.2 pounds, it’s the smallest box we tested. It’s the perfect size for those with little space to spare.Similar to Aorus laptops like the X7 v6, the Gaming Box is swathed in matte black aluminum. The silver chrome avian logo gleams on the top front of the device. A pair of large grates sit along both sides of the system allowing for airflow and a nice view of the GTX 1070 Mini GPU inside. And if you want to game on the go, the Aorus also comes with a little carrying case for stow-and-go convenience.Ports: Despite its diminutive size, the Gaming Box comes with plenty of ports. 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first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Nordics for Equality march in New York. | Photo: Flickr/swedennewyork eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) Canada and Sweden tied for first with 10 points each. They earned no negative marks and each received full marks for the new trans category.12 countries earned 9 points, including Germany, New Zealand, and Spain. ‘The recent introduction of marriage equality improved Germany’s position,’ a press release stated.The worst-ranked location is, unsurprisingly, Chechnya with -16 points. Their recent anti-LGBTI violence has led numerous countries, including the UK and US, to condemn them.Meanwhile, the US dropped five places, going from 34th to 39th. ‘This is mostly due to attempts by the Trump administration to curtail transgender rights in the military,’ the press release explained. ‘As well as repealing anti-discrimination legislation that had been introduced under the previous government.’Brazil also fared worse than in previous year, ‘due to numerous killings of gays, lesbians and transsexuals’.However, there are success stories too.Israel, Colombia, Cuba, and Botswana all improved their rankings.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . Portugal, Sweden, and Canada most LGBT-friendly travel countriesBermuda Tourism and LGBT Discrimination: Governor John Rankins has to decideWhy LGBT Travelers love Malta as the number one destination on Europe Rainbow Index?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/countries-gay-friendly/center_img With everything going on in the world, it can be difficult keeping up with all the different LGBTI stances and politics in countries. Especially when traveling. GAYSTARNEWS- However, every year Spartacus World releases its Gay Travel Index.The extensive database ranks every country and territory based on 14 different categories. Depending on how many points they earn, either in the positive or negative, the total determines their place in the ranking.Five categories earn positive or negative points:Antidiscrimination legislationMarriage/Civil partnershipAdoption allowedTransgender rightsEqual age of consentThe remaining categories garner negative points:Religious influenceHIV travel restrictionsAnti-gay lawsHomosexuality illegalPride bannedLocals hostileProsecutionMurdersDeath sentencesThis is the first year the organization took transgender rights into account.The index ultimately allows travelers to be aware of situations in any possible destination.Who topped the rankings? And who faltered?This year, Spartacus assessed 197 different countries and territories.last_img read more

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first_imgPrior to its arrival, information about the possibility of a suspicious package was sent to the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR), which led to the inspection. The FGR alert was provided by personnel of the Customs and Migration Department at approximately 10:55 a.m. Cozumel, Q.R. — A review of an Italian ship heading for the United States has led to the discovery of packages of cocaine hidden in a storage compartment. Photo: la Fiscalía General de la República Six packets of drugs, reported to be cocaine, were found inside a storage area of the bathroom of a cruise ship docked on Cozumel Tuesday morning. The cruise ship, MSC Divina, was sailing from the Cayman Islands bound for the United States. Upon a review of the ship, officers found the six packages of cocaine hidden inside a bathroom compartment. The Italian ship was bound for Miami. The search operation involved the Federal Ministerial Police, Navy Secretariat, Federal Police and personnel of the Sistema de Administración Tributaria (SAT) — Tax Administration System. There were no reported arrests at the time of the discovery. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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And so Hanif played, AC Milan are fourth at one point further behind,we think spectrum should have been auctioned?we also have a right to say we dont think it should have been auctioned We have a right to say that spectrum should be bundled with a licenceprovided in some way there is a framework that allows the operator to pass that benefit onto the consumerwhich in some ways was happening But what tended to happen with the CAG reportat least the 2G reportwas that because you havent auctioned it and there may have been a loss to the exchequer in terms of absolute figures and not in terms of the long-term benefit to the nationit got two issues One was spectrum allocation and second was maybe a violation of the first-come-first-serve policy We jumbled it up in our public discourse I think and as a resultthe policy of not auctioning went to the courts and it was mandated that you have to auction it To methats a problem not just in the 2G case but in governance in generalwhich is any authoritywhether its CAG or CBI or even civil societyshould look at policies being implemented wrongly P VAIDYANATHAN IYER: When do you think inter-circle portability will come I cant specify a timeline but I know Mr (Kapil) Sibal had said roaming would become free this year A few of these are aspects we are toying withsome of them have issues to do with the licensing regime and others are just in terms of revenue share SoI cant give you a timeframe but we are implementing those policies and giving consumers the choice SHUBHANGI KHAPRE: In telecomwhat are your concerns as now they are talking about health hazards and cellphone towers A year-and-a-half-agowhen I got into this ministrythe focus in the department of telecom was around the 2G case as we were also fighting a legal battle And I thought what we should do to regulate that consumer space India has embraced wireless telephony like no one other country before it Todaywe are in a situation where we have 6000000 mobile towers and almost 75 lakh DTS sites to connect 900 million mobile subscribers And we have those many handsets also in the market What we are trying to do is really how do we regulate and give more attention to this And not wrong kind of attention that says its dangerous or stop using it We found that there is no real deep research anywhere in the world that says a mobile tower or a handset for sure can cause any health problem In 2003Indias teledensity was five percentand now it is 80 per cent So what we did in 2008 is that we said we will adopt international guidelines for regulating radiation limits from towers and handsets and we adopted those standards In 2010we said we will enforce the standards From September 2012we have taken those standards and made them ten times more stringent Enforcement and implementation We have an enforcement cellbut we dont have enough people in it yet We also need the support of state governments and municipalities and that will help us fix that enforcement We have given a set of model guidelines to them in terms of how far a tower should behow to give permissions and how to regulate them MIHIKA BASU: In an inter-ministerial meetingyou said India has the most stringent norms and theres no conclusive evidence to show association of health hazards The residents associationsparticularly in South Mumbaireacted strongly to your statements Do you think efforts should be made reach out to them We are not doing something in isolationbut something that the whole world is doing Its a global technology that the world uses to connect on phones We can only say that in the absence of thiswe are following stringent standards We have formed a group now to do a purely India-centric studywhich will look at what the world is followingwhat Indias biological issues areare Indians more affected to this than others and so on If we find something conclusivenot only will that be a guiding report for tailoring and changing the policybut I think it could also be an eye-opener for the rest of the world We could be the first country that tells the world that we have so many millions of wireless customersand we thought its important for us to do a study that looks at its potential impacton humans In this committeewe have got our ministryDSTMinistry of Health & Family WelfareMinistry of Environment & Forests to look at its impact on other species too MIHIKA BASU: When is the report expected I cant give you a timeline because it takes time to study the impact on humans and other specieshealth and environmental impacts We are looking at it from a holistic angle and I am concerned about this personally SMITA NAIR: Do cellular operators feel that you might be a little biased when you interact with them I am sure they werent even happy when we made it (the norms) 10 times more stringent They expressed strong reservations to it They said there is no health issuewhich we ignored as we felt its better to be cautious MIHIKA BASU: Is your department in touch 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according to a government report.the votes of other castes incline towards the political parties of their? “We know there are other guys who are capable enough.That’s what wakes me up in the morning and train harder everyday… to turn up at the practice everyday and work harder “There are able and talented guys waiting in the bench totake my place It’s a good place to be in We love thecompetition in team We never complain of competition orpressure of other guys It kind of gets us going We take itin a positive way We try to remain positive on our workethics” he said Asked further about the opening combination Rahul said:“It does not affect or bother me It’s headache for the coachand captain We love to have players competing for a slot Wejust have to train harder and whoever does the job for theteam plays” England pacer Jake Ball threatened to unsettle Kohli’s rhythm by targeting him with short balls but Rahul said it should not be a problem for the skipper who has been inimperious form “Good luck for them he has so many runs He has scored alot of runs off short balls We are not at all worried aboutshort balls We like to make runs off short deliveries? So when they came back (to Mumbai), Kohli said, what it lacks? Am telling you….go with my title suggestion or then @aliaa08 ‘s…you decide! The PSCDCL,” says Upadhyaya. three peanut vendors came before the stage with their carts.

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