Intel set for big China push

first_img Lenovo mobile unit makes gains Related Author AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 02 APR 2014 Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Steve Costello Tags IntelLenovoZTEcenter_img HomeDevicesNews Intel set for big China push Devices Previous ArticleWhatsApp sets new messaging benchmarkNext ArticleTelefonica, Tesla in M2M ‘first’ Apple faces 5G modem wait EC clears SK Hynix to acquire Intel memory assets Intel is creating a “Smart Device Innovation Center” and setting up a $100 million investment fund, in order to work with China’s “growing technology ecosystem, particularly in Shenzhen”.At an event this week, the silicon vendor highlighted that it has a “nearly 30 year history in China”. Since 1998, Intel Capital has invested more than $670 million in 110 companies in the country through two existing funds.The company said it will use its new facility in Shenzhen to “accelerate the delivery of Intel technology-based devices to the China market and beyond”.This will expand its work beyond tablets and provide local manufacturers with access to both products and support, “acting as a bridge between product conception and commercial deployment”.To date, the company has had limited success in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, despite numerous efforts to bolster its position.It has worked with Chinese vendors to bring Intel-powered smartphones to market, including Lenovo and ZTE, but has yet to break out of the “others” category in the rankings.The company has fared a little better in tablets, although again it has achieved nowhere near the level of success it has enjoyed in the PC market.The $100 million fund is focused on “accelerating innovation of smart devices, including 2-in-1s, tablets, smartphones, wearables, IoT and other related technologies in China”.Certainly wearables appear to be something of a target market for the company. Last week it completed its acquisition of health tracker company Basis Science, and it was a central topic in the company’s keynote at CES2014 earlier this year.The company also demonstrated its XMM 7260 LTE chipset, which it said “meets the five-mode requirement of China Mobile today, including support for TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA protocols required in China”.The company said it is “actively engaged in China for certification of XMM 7260”, paving the way for commercial availability in the second half of 2014.Brian Krzanich, CEO of the Intel, said that it is on track to power 40 million tablets this year.last_img read more

Demons’ premiership hopes given a huge boost

first_imgBy Russell Bennett THAT winning feeling. It’s what every side chases on the final day of the season, but something…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Run Galway Bay Partners With Tesco, Because Every Little Helps

first_imgThe 2019 event will see 4,000 participants take ontheir running distance of choice. Starting and finishing in The Claddagh, thelooped route takes in the Wild Atlantic Way along the Salthill Prom beforereturning to the electric atmosphere at the finish line in The Claddagh viaSouth Park. Run Galway Bay, the hugely popular multi-distancerunning event on the shores of Galway Bay taking place this year on October 5this one of the most iconic running races Ireland. Participants signing up to theevent can choose from a flat, fast and friendly; Marathon, Half Marathon or 10kon the edge of the City of the Tribes. This year Run Galway Bay are delighted to announce apartnership with the major retail brand Tesco. Packet pick up for this year’sevent will take place at Tesco, Galway Shopping Centre, Headford Road on Friday4th October and Saturday 5th October. Speaking about the partnership, Ray O’Connor, RaceDirector of Run Galway Bay said ‘We are thrilled to welcome Tesco as a partnerto Run Galway Bay this year.  Theircontinued promotion of an active lifestyle and healthy eating in addition totheir excellent fresh food offering, perfectly complements our event. Tesco, asa big brand partner, adds a new dimension to our event which will facilitatethe further expansion and promotion of this sell-out event. Run Galway Bay isnow regarded as a major big City event with an International flavour butbecause of the quaint Claddagh village location, the event also has a uniquelocal community feel.Speaking on the partnership, Ruairi Twomey,Marketing Director Tesco Ireland said: “We are delighted to be supporting RunGalway Bay this year. With five stores across Galway, we know how popular theevent has become to our colleagues and customers. We wish all our customers andcolleagues taking part the very best of luck.”With numerous athletics clubs and large groups fromcompanies across the country already booked to take part in the largestmulti-distance running event in the West of Ireland, interest in the event isso high that all three distances are now fully sold out six weeks in advancewith a limited number of charity places to be released by Cancer Care West inthe coming days.For more information on the event log ontowww.rungalwaybay.comprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

US prepped for strikes on Iran before approval was withdrawn

first_img(AP) — The United States abruptly called off preparations for a military strike against Iran over the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, a U.S. official said, while Iran claimed Friday it had issued several warnings before shooting down the drone over what it said was Iranian territory.The Trump administration offered no immediate public account of the thinking behind the last-minute halt in U.S. preparations for retaliation, amid days of escalating tensions between the two countries. A U.S. official, who was not authorized to discuss the operation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the targets would have included radars and missile batteries.The swift reversal was a stark reminder of the serious risk of military conflict between U.S. and Iranian forces as the Trump administration combines a “maximum pressure” campaign of economic sanctions with a buildup of American forces in the region. As tensions mounted in recent weeks, there have been growing fears that either side could make a dire miscalculation that led to war.On Friday, the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard’s aerospace division told Iranian state television that Iran had warned a U.S. military surveillance drone several times before launching a missile at it.Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh made the comments standing in front of what Iranian authorities described as pieces of the U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk drone.Hajizadeh told state TV: “Unfortunately they did not answer.”He added Iran collected the debris from its territorial waters. The U.S. military says that the drone was in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz when it was shot down.The New York Times separately reported that President Donald Trump had approved the strikes Thursday night, but then called them off. The newspaper cited anonymous senior administration officials.Asked earlier in the day about a U.S. response to the attack, Trump said, “You’ll soon find out.”According to the official who spoke to The Associated Press, the strikes were recommended by the Pentagon and were among the options presented to senior administration officials.It was unclear how far the preparations had gone, but no shots were fired or missiles launched, the official said.The military operation was called off around 7:30 p.m. Washington time, after Trump had spent most of Thursday discussing Iran strategy with top national security advisers and congressional leaders.The downing of the U.S. drone — a huge, unmanned aircraft — over the Strait of Hormuz prompted accusations from the U.S. and Iran about who was the aggressor. Iran insisted the drone violated Iranian airspace; Washington said it had been flying over international waters.Trump’s initial comments on the attack were succinct. He declared in a tweet that “Iran made a very big mistake!” But he also suggested that shooting down the drone — which has a wingspan wider than a Boeing 737 — was a foolish error rather than an intentional escalation, suggesting he may have been looking for some way to avoid a crisis.“I find it hard to believe it was intentional, if you want to know the truth,” Trump said at the White House. “I think that it could have been somebody who was loose and stupid that did it.”Trump, who has said he wants to avoid war and negotiate with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, cast the shootdown as “a new wrinkle … a new fly in the ointment.” Yet he also said “this country will not stand for it, that I can tell you.”He said the American drone was unarmed and unmanned and “clearly over international waters.” It would have “made a big, big difference” if someone had been inside, he said.But fears of open conflict shadowed much of the discourse in Washington. As the day wore on, Trump summoned his top national security advisers and congressional leaders to the White House for an hour-long briefing in the Situation Room. Attendees included Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, national security adviser John Bolton, CIA Director Gina Haspel, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and Army Secretary Mark Esper, whom Trump has said he’ll nominate as Pentagon chief.Pompeo and Bolton have advocated hardline policies against Iran, but Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House intelligence committee, said “the president certainly was listening” when congressional leaders at the meeting urged him to be cautious and not escalate the already tense situation.On Capitol Hill, leaders urged caution, and some lawmakers insisted the White House must consult with Congress before taking any actions.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said no specific options for a U.S. response were presented at the meeting. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, “The administration is engaged in what I would call measured responses.” And late Thursday, House Republicans on the Foreign Affairs, intelligence and Armed Services committees issued a statement using the same word, saying, “There must be a measured response to these actions.”The Trump administration has been putting increasing economic pressure on Iran for more than a year. It reinstated punishing sanctions following Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of an international agreement intended to limit Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for relief from earlier sanctions.Citing Iranian threats, the U.S. recently sent an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf region and deployed additional troops alongside the tens of thousands already there. All this has raised fears that a miscalculation or further rise in tensions could push the U.S. and Iran into an open conflict 40 years after Tehran’s Islamic Revolution.The paramilitary Guard, which answers only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said it shot down the drone at 4:05 a.m. Thursday when it entered Iranian airspace near the Kouhmobarak district in southern Iran’s Hormozgan province. Kouhmobarak is about 1,200 kilometers (750 miles) southeast of Tehran.Taking issue with the U.S. version of where the attack occurred, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that his country had retrieved sections of the military drone “in OUR territorial waters where it was shot down.” He said, “We don’t seek war but will zealously defend our skies, land & waters.”Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph Guastella, commander of U.S. Central Command air forces in the region, disputed that contention, telling reporters that the aircraft was 34 kilometers (21 miles) from the nearest Iranian territory and flying at high altitude when struck by a surface-to-air missile. The U.S. military has not commented on the mission of the remotely piloted aircraft that can fly higher than 10 miles in altitude and stay in the air for over 24 hours at a time.“This attack is an attempt to disrupt our ability to monitor the area following recent threats to international shipping and free flow of commerce,” he said.Late Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration barred American-registered aircraft from flying over parts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman and several major airlines from around the world on Friday began rerouting their flights to avoid the area, including British Airways, Australia’s Qantas, Germany’s Lufthansa and the Dutch carrier KLM.Democratic leaders in particular urged the president to work with U.S. allies and stressed the need for caution to avoid any unintended escalation.Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York said he told Trump that conflicts have a way of escalating and “we’re worried that he and the administration may bumble into a war.”last_img read more

Known Issues wiki: LANDesk, MS ConfigMgr, Remote BIOS update, and more.

first_imgLANDesk* 8.8 SP2 console requires repeated deletion of two directories when provisioning Failure of collection-based power control in Microsoft* SCCM SP1Intel® MEBX, Web UI, and remote admin passwords are not automatically synchronizedTips on ME firmware updatesWrong IP address for Intel ME on Lenovo M58p using HypervisorIntel(R) AMT does not allow multiple simultaneous commandsNeed to set LANDesk* root certificate as trusted certificateIntel(R) SCS is only supported on English versions of Windows* Server 2008Usage of Locally Administered Address on Intel® Active Management Technology enabled systems Here’s a compilation of some of the issues that were added in the last few months to the Known Issues, Best Practices, and Workarounds wiki:last_img

Add child helpline number DCPCR tells Delhi Metro

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has written to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to display the children helpline number 1098 in the metro premises which will help in curbing the problem of missing children.The letter accessed by Millennium Post was written by DCPCR chairperson Ramesh Negi which states the DMRC has put up notices on hoardings in the Delhi Metro premises, to make the general public aware about the helplines available to them. But the child helpline number is absent from the listed helplines available. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”The commission request you to add the helpline number 1098 for the general public and add the announcement of the same in metro premises,” further reads the letter. Ramesh Negi told this newspaper that their main concern is to curb the cases of missing children for which they have approached different modes of transports. Explaining the need of the helpline number in Metro premises, Jyoti Duhan Rathee, DCPCR member said that in many cases children got separated from their parents during Metro journey. Through the helpline number, the family can trace their kids at the Metro stations. “The kids can also contact the helpline if they face any problem,” added Jyoti. According to Delhi Police data in just 74 days, around 1,177 cases of missing children registered in the city. Police sources told Millennium Post that up to March 15, as many as 585 kids were traced whereas 592 still missing.last_img read more

Ruchi Soya lenders to vote on Patanjalis Rs 4350crore offer

first_imgNew Delhi: Lenders of debt-ridden Ruchi Soya will vote on April 30 to decide on Baba Ramdev-led Patanjali Ayurved’s revised Rs 4,350 crore bid for the edible oil firm, sources said. Patanjali, the lone player left in contention after the exit of Adani Wilmar, had last month increased its bid value by around Rs 200 crore to Rs 4,350 crore for the Madhya Pradesh-based Ruchi Soya. This excludes capital infusion of Rs 1,700 crore into the company. Sources said the Committee of Creditors (CoC) met on Friday to discuss the revised bid of Patanjali and decided to conduct the voting process on April 30. Ruchi Soya Industries owes around Rs 9,345 crore to financial creditors and another Rs 2,750 crore to operational creditors. In December 2017, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) had referred Ruchi Soya for insolvency proceedings on the application of financial creditors Standard Chartered Bank and DBS Bank.last_img read more

Sensex tanks 487 pts as trade jitters take a toll

first_imgMumbai: Markets wilted under selling pressure for the sixth straight day Wednesday as investor sentiment remained grim amid US-China trade tensions and declining foreign fund inflows. The 30-share BSE Sensex plunged 487.50 points, or 1.27 per cent, to end at 37,789.13; while the broader NSE Nifty sank 138.45 points, or 1,20 per cent, to 11,359.45. According to traders, domestic equities tracked weakness in global markets, which have been rattled ever since US President Donald Trump on Sunday threatened to hike tariffs on USD 200 billion worth of Chinese goods this week. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: Icra The recent flare-up in tensions between the world’s two top economies has sent investors scurrying to safe-haven assets like bonds, gold and the Japanese yen. A depreciating rupee, mixed corporate earnings and caution ahead of the elections outcome added to the gloom, analysts added. Index heavyweight Reliance Industries was the biggest loser in the Sensex pack, skidding 3.35 per cent, followed by Bajaj Finance, Tata Motors, Bajaj Auto, SBI and Vedanta. Also Read – Ashok Leyland stock tanks over 5 pc as co plans to suspend production for up to 15 days HDFC twins, Sun Pharma, NTPC, Yes Bank and IndusInd Bank were among the other laggards. Only Asian Paints, HCL Tech and TCS ended in the green, rising up to 0.60 per cent. “The domestic markets have been on the decline for the last two days mainly due to the flare up in the US-China trade war. A lack of an agreement between the two economies could hurt global growth in the near term. “Q4FY19 earnings season so far has mainly been lackluster. Also, the ongoing general elections have kept major market participants cautious. FIIs, which have been supporting the market through their inflows, have turned sellers in the past few days. Expect markets to remain volatile until elections results (May 23rd),” said Hemang Jani, Head – Advisory, Sharekhan by BNP Paribas. All sectoral indices on BSE ended in the red, led by energy, realty, utilities, oil and gas, finance, bankex, healthcare, telecom and teck, which tumbled up to 2.51 per cent. The broader BSE smallcap and midcap indices too ended lower by up to 1.21 per cent. Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) sold shares worth a net Rs 645.08 crore on Tuesday, while domestic institutional investors (DIIs) purchased equities to the tune of Rs 818.84 crore, provisional data available with stock exchanges showed. Other Asian bourses ended significantly lower following weak Chinese trade data. The Shanghai Composite Index declined 1.12 per cent, Hang Seng 1.23 per cent, Nikkei 1.46 per cent and Kospi 0.41 per cent. European stocks were trading on a mixed note in early trade. The Indian rupee depreciated 19 paise to 69.59 against the US dollar intra-day. Global benchmark Brent crude was trading 0.41 per cent lower at USD 69.59 per barrel.last_img read more

Iraqi army launches operation in Ramadi

first_imgBaghdad – The Iraqi army launched a major operation Sunday on the crisis-hit city of Ramadi, swathes of which have for weeks been controlled by anti-government fighters, officials said.Troops were backed by helicopter cover and imposed a ban on movement within the city, military spokesman Mohammed al-Askari told state television.A police lieutenant colonel in Ramadi city, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed the operation had begun. “The Iraqi army launched a large operation with helicopter cover against Daash, Al-Qaeda and terrorists in Ramadi,” Askari said, according to Iraqiya TV, referring to terms frequently used by Iraqi security forces to describe militants.The police officer said those taking part in the operation included policemen, tribal fighters, and SWAT forces. He said helicopters were also firing on targets in the sprawling militant-held Malaab neighbourhood in the centre of the city.An AFP journalist confirmed seeing helicopters firing on targets in Malaab.last_img read more

Another Way To Measure The NFLs Fastest Teams And More Evidence It

Madden ratings are, of course, subjective at their core, which makes them a matter of fierce debate each year — as you would expect to be the case when fans’ favorite players are put on trial using an arbitrary scoring system. By contrast, 40 times are objective and allow for absolute comparisons (mostly), but the only publicly available versions come from a player’s rookie year, which doesn’t necessarily offer a snapshot of how fast a player is later in his career.In other words, there’s no perfect way to measure team speed. But there is a mild correlation, -0.31, between the Madden method and Barnwell’s process (the correlation is negative because Barnwell summed all the players’ 40 times, meaning higher is slower). And the two approaches share conclusions. Like Barnwell hinted at in his piece, speed isn’t necessarily associated with good offenses. I found a negative correlation between a team’s “Madden speed” and its offensive Simple Rating System (SRS) score from last season. (If you’re curious, defense had a very slight positive correlation with speed.)And here’s the twist: In terms of overall team quality (as measured by winning percentage, where the correlation to speed was a paltry -0.056, or SRS, where it was -0.082), how good a team was bore essentially no relationship to how fast its players were. For instance, while the league’s three fastest rosters — Kansas City, Philadelphia and Seattle — had good seasons in 2013, Nos. 4 and 5 on the speed list — Washington and Houston — each won fewer than 20 percent of their games.Looking at the whole league, it appears Al Davis’s all-consuming obsession with team speed was misguided. In 2013 at least, the speed of a roster was completely incidental to how well a team performed. Last week, Grantland’s Bill Barnwell put together a method to determine the fastest (and slowest) teams in the NFL, aggregating the combine and pro day 40-yard dash times for each team’s starting offensive skill players and secondary. It’s a clever way to address the nebulous question of “team speed,” but it made me wonder about alternative ways to quantify which teams are the fastest.My idea? Use the player “speed” ratings from EA Sports’ “Madden NFL 15” video game and compute the team average for every 2013 NFL roster, weighted by each individual player’s Approximate Value (Pro-Football-Reference’s attempt to generate a single numerical value representing the quality of any player’s season, regardless of position).By that method of computation, here were the fastest and slowest teams from a year ago: read more