One day, wheat and oats and corn will be vanquished, and we will eat EVERYTHING off of FRIED CHICKEN. I just hope I’m alive long enough for that to happen . . . and, ironically, have it kill me.Taco Bell is selling those chalupas with fried chicken instead of a shell. And now KFC is selling a PIZZA that uses fried chicken as the crust. Then they put marinara sauce, cheese, and toppings on it.They introduced it in the Philippines and India, but now it’s EXPANDING. They just rolled them out in Singapore . . . so I feel like we’ve probably got a shot at getting them over here one day too.
Spending globally on IoT security is expected to reach $1.5 billion this year as organization worry about the vulnerability of their IoT connected devices, an increase of 28 percent over 2017, says Gartner.The Garner report found that about one-fifth of all organization say that they’ve experience some sort of IoT-based attack over the last thirty-six months.Brian Contos, CISO of Verodin, said that “there are so many IoT device types and vendors that it’s challenging to determine what risks they bring and what levels of controls can be implemented to mitigate that risk.”Ruggero Contu, research director at Gartner, said that “interest is growing in improving automation in operational processes through the deployment of intelligent connected devices, such as sensors, robots and remote connectivity, often through cloud-based services. This innovation, often described as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or Industry 4.0, is already impacting security in industry sectors deploying operational technology (OT), such as energy, oil and gas, transportation, and manufacturing.”
To meet its corporate goals, BMW Group needed to cut carbon emissions and energy use in its data center and make the applications and operations more efficient. It also wanted to develop a larger virtual environment for key applications to lower management costs.Based on its long relationship with Intel, BMW Group tested the new Intel® Xeon® processors 5600 and 7500 series. Moving away from its existing RISC-based platform to the x86 architecture enabled more efficient power usage and increased performance. Virtualization helped BMW minimize its physical server fleet and improve system manageability.Now BMW expects to reduce energy use by 20 percent. Virtualizing the environment on Intel® architecture will let the company consolidate servers by 30:1. Plus, with better system and application performance the business and development teams can get results sooner and speed time to market.“We’re confident that with our new Intel® technology-based platform we will overachieve against the goals we have set ourselves in terms of business performance and energy efficiency,” said Axel-Knut Bethkenhagen, head of corporate license management for BMW Group.For all the details, read our new BMW Group business success story. As always, you can find this one, and many more, in the Intel.com Reference Room and IT Center.
Kumar Sangakkara also smashed his 94th ODI fifty against Australia on SundayKumar Sangakkara joined Sachin Tendulkar in an exclusive club on Sunday, becoming only the second batsman to pass 14,000 career runs in one-day international cricket.The 37-year-old Sangakkara was playing against four-time champion Australia in a World Cup match at the Sydney Cricket Ground when he passed the milestone in his 402nd ODI.He turned Glenn Maxwell for two runs down legside to reach 39. He stroked consecutive boundaries off the subsequent two deliveries and reached his 94th ODI half century from 45 balls.Sangakkara hit unbeaten centuries in his previous two World Cup matches against Bangladesh and England.India great Tendulkar holds the record with 18,426 ODI runs.
Morata Leading man Alvaro Morata condemns Diego Costa to the past Goal Last updated 2 years ago 19:00 25/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Getty Images Morata Stoke City v Chelsea Stoke City Chelsea Premier League The Chelsea striker hit a magnificent hat-trick in a week that saw the Brazilian finally agree an exit, suggesting the previous No.9 won’t be missed Alvaro Morata will have to get used to the spotlight.The Spain international had walked the world’s greatest stages, but never before had he enjoyed top billing.He’d starred for Real Madrid and Juventus, and claimed 12 major titles in his career. He had featured in three of the last four European club finals, and became the most expensive sale in Real Madrid’s history this past summer. Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Yet he arrived in London having never made more than 16 starts in a league season since being promoted from Madrid’s ‘B’ team.On Saturday, however, the 24-year-old was undoubtedly the star of the show, firing a magnificent hat-trick to dismantle Stoke City and finally condemn his predecessor to the past.After a week that saw Diego Costa agree his long-awaited exit, Chelsea’s attack has had a facelift, replacing the snarling, combative Costa for, as Conte put it, “a polite player… the type of person you’d like to see marry your daughter.”Costa was officially traded in for a younger model on Saturday as Morata became the 17th player to score a Premier League hat-trick for Chelsea.It’s been a lightening start. No player has been involved in more goals in their first six Premier League games for Chelsea than Alvaro Morata (eight; six goals, two assists).One of the standout performers of the weekend, Morata’s showing earned him a Pressure Index score of 91, seeing him become Chelsea’s only player in the Pressure Index top 15 for the season so far.He ran in behind Stoke for his first, ran through them for his second, and ghosted in between them for his third, removing any lingering doubts that he may not be good enough to replace Costa as the lone centre-forward.Already there are questions over why he was left out of Chelsea’s Premier League opener, a 3-2 loss to Burnley at home which remains their only defeat of the season so far.“Alvaro didn’t play a lot with Juventus and Real Madrid but now he has a great chance to show that he is a fantastic striker,” Conte said. “He adapted very well to this league, now he needs to continue to work because he has only just started down this path.”Chelsea have a new leading man.The Goal Pressure Index is presented by Sure, Official Partner of Chelsea FC, Everton FC and Southampton FC. Join the conversation on Twitter @Sure.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Crystal Palace captain Milivojevic: Chelsea deserved their winby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace captain Luka Milivojevic had no complaints after defeat to Chelsea.Chelsea won 1-0 thanks to N’Golo Kante’s winner.Looking back over the match, Milivojevic said, “I think we didn’t create enough today, they were the better side for 75 minutes. We tried in the last 15 to 20 minutes to do something, we tried to score and had some chances but I think from my point of view they weren’t clear-cut chances.”They played well and in the end I think they deserved it.”The Serb added: “We all know [what we need to do], we had a lot of chances this season and didn’t convert them. We have to improve. The good thing is we create a lot but still, we don’t score. I think we have to keep our shape, our defensive work as well as our offensive work in the final third, and I think we have to be more clinical. We have to score more and I hope that will change in the future.”
Lucknow: BSP President Mayawati on Wednesday launched a fresh attack on the Congress, holding it responsible for communal forces gaining strength in the country. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister also accused the Congress of adopting double standards. “Communal forces in the country are becoming stronger because of the Congress Party’s policy of double standards. Instead of weakening communal forces, the Congress party is engaged in weakening the forces raising their voice against it. People should remain careful,” she said in a tweet. On Tuesday, she had slammed the Congress after six BSP MLAs in Rajasthan joined the Congress. “The Congress government in Rajasthan has once again broken BSP MLAs and proved that is an unreliable and untrustworthy party,” she had said.
LAVAL, Que. – Canadian aerospace manufacturer Avior Integrated Products says it has entered into a multi-year contract with Boeing’s 737 Max airplane program.The company is a full-service supplier of lightweight structural assemblies and will be involved with access door assembly on the project by the U.S. aerospace giant.Avior CEO Stephen Kearns says the project will involve contributions from the company’s three manufacturing facilities in Quebec.WestJet Airlines (TSX:WJA) said on Oct. 11 that it will be the first commercial carrier in Canada to take delivery of the new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, one of 50 scheduled for delivery in the next four years.The 174-seat aircraft is expected to officially enter service on Nov. 9 with a flight from Calgary to Toronto.Air Canada (TSX:AC) has also placed orders for 33 Boeing 737 Max 8s and 28 of the larger Max 9s, with deliveries starting this year.
TORONTO – Months after cancelling hundreds of renewable energy contracts, the Ontario government introduced legislation Thursday to scrap a law that aimed to bolster the province’s green energy industry.Premier Doug Ford promised during the spring election campaign to repeal the Green Energy Act, which was introduced by the previous Liberal government in 2009 in a bid to grow the province’s solar and wind energy supply.Critics of the act have said it resulted in an increase in electricity costs and saw the province overpay for power it did not need.Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton said Thursday repealing the law will ensure that municipalities regain planning authority over renewable projects, something that was removed under the act.“They didn’t want these wind and solar farms,” McNaughton said. “The people of Ontario should always have the final say on what gets built in their communities.”The government said that future renewable energy projects must first demonstrate need for the electricity they generate before being granted approval.The province would not say, however, if the same rules would apply to natural gas or nuclear projects.The government announced this summer it was cancelling 758 renewable energy contracts in what it called an effort to reduce electricity bills in the province. Energy Minister Greg Rickford said the move would save provincial ratepayers $790 million, but industry officials questioned the figure and predicted there would be job losses.Environmental advocacy groups and opposition parties said eliminating the Green Energy Act is largely symbolic since the contracts were already ripped up.But they argued the move would discourage those in the green energy industry, costing the province significant investments and jobs without lowering electricity bills.“It is largely symbolic, there’s no current investment going forward in green energy, there are no projects to cancel,” said NDP legislator Peter Tabuns, adding the Tory plan “doesn’t actually address the substantial problems that people have with higher bills.”Green Party Leader Mike Schreiner said the legislation will do nothing to lower electricity prices, “but it will have a chilling effect on job creation and investors in the clean economy.”“The government is doubling down on its message that Conservatives want no part of the jobs and investment in the $26-trillion global clean economy,” Schreiner said in a statement.Greenpeace Canada said that while the act was known principally as a way of procuring renewable energy, it was included in a number of other progressive environmental policies, which will now be rolled back if the bill passes.“Although a symbolic blow to renewable energy, this is another sign of the Ford government’s intent to take us back to the 1990s on environmental policy,” said Shawn-Patrick Stensil, a senior energy analyst with the organization.“An objective of Green Energy Act was to empower citizens and communities to flight climate. What we haven’t heard from the Ford government is how it will enable Ontarians to take advantage of the declining cost of renewable energy and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.”Another group, Environmental Defence, said moving away from renewable energy would be costly.“The rejection of wind and solar also comes at a time when renewables are now the cheapest form of new electricity generation in Canada, as they are in many parts of the world,” said Keith Brooks, the group’s programs director.
Kinder Morgan, meanwhile, has given Trudeau until the end of May to find a solution that would provide their investors a measure of confidence that the project would be allowed to proceed.The meeting, convened at the last minute Thursday as Trudeau was departing for the Summit of the Americas in Peru, marked the first time the three leaders have all been in the same room together to hash out the dispute.(THE CANADIAN PRESS) OTTAWA, O.N. – B.C. Premier John Horgan says his meeting with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley did nothing to end his ongoing efforts to block plans to expand an existing diluted bitumen line between the two provinces.Horgan, Alberta counterpart Rachel Notley and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met today on Parliament Hill in hopes of finding a solution to the impasse between the two provinces, which is threatening to kill the expansion project.Horgan says Trudeau laid out “legislative and financial measures” to push the project forward, but he did not elaborate. Privy Council Clerk Michael Wernick, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr also took part in the meeting.Horgan’s opposition to Trans Mountain, rooted in part in the fact his tenuous NDP government depends on the support of the Green party, which staunchly opposes the project, is the main reason Kinder Morgan put the brakes on non-essential spending on theproject a week ago.Trudeau insists the Kinder Morgan pipeline is within federal jurisdiction and that Horgan’s government has no authority to block it, a claim Horgan wants the courts to evaluate, and one he says he plans to press ahead with.Trudeau’s cabinet approved the pipeline in 2016, following an interim environmental review process that included assessing things such as the emissions that will be created from producing additional fossil fuels that will flow through it. The cabinet decided the project, which will build a new pipeline that runs parallel to an existing one but can carry twice as much, was in the national interest.Trudeau has argued repeatedly his government has put in place the environmental protections and policies needed to reduce the risks of an oil spill, and that building the pipeline to get Canadian resources to market is necessary for the Canadian economy.Notley says Alberta will buy an equity stake in the pipeline or even buy the whole thing if necessary.