More Power and Innovation with the Next Generation of Dell OptiPlex

first_imgThe next generation of the Dell OptiPlex family features new form factors and accessories driven by the latest Intel® 9th generation processors, delivering more power than ever before.The world of business and technology is merging in a fourth industrial revolution enabled by a perfect storm of technology tipping points. In order to capitalize on this revolution, technology solutions and services need to provide innovative capabilities from the edge, to core, to cloud.For more than 25 years, Dell OptiPlex has continuously adapted to the ways our customers work. In keeping with this commitment, we are proud to introduce the next generation of Dell OptiPlex solutions which deliver a smarter, faster desktop experience.Power your success now, and in the future, with the new line up of OptiPlex towers, small form factors micros and all-in-ones which all feature Intel’s new 9th generation processors. With the latest Intel® processors, OptiPlex users avoid system lag and can experience twice the system responsiveness with Intel® Optane™ technology. The new lineup includes the 3070, 5070 and 7070 tower, small factor and micro’s that are purposefully designed to deliver the ultimate productivity in innovative and compact designs. Because we know size and options do matter, we have upgraded our OptiPlex all-in-ones, in multiple screen sizes, so users can get unmatched power with industry-leading performance and collaboration technology on the OptiPlex 5270, 7470 and 7770.No matter the industry or the role within an organization, less clutter means fewer problems for a user. That is why we delivered a smarter design with our family of OptiPlex solutions. Our all-in-ones feature brilliant full HD displays and custom stands without taking up more workspace. Powerful and compact, the micro now come with the most mounting options, making sure the PC gets out of the way so you can get work done. In addition to the purpose-built mounts, we provide clever stands and cable covers which provide a secure and clutter free workspace.Built with Dell’s focus on sustainability, the OptiPlex all-in-one and tower chassis contain at least 39% post-consumer recycled plastics.An added benefit found in this next generation of the Dell OptiPlex is the integration of Dell Technologies Unified Workspace. Dell Technologies Unified Workspace is the most comprehensive solution to deploy, secure, manage and support virtually all devices from the cloud. This revolutionary solution provides customers with visibility across the entire endpoint environment helping save time, improving user experience, optimizing resources and strengthening security.The workforce is evolving at an alarmingly rapid pace and we as technology providers must deliver solutions which allow customers to keep up. Built for business, these powerful solutions do just that. Dell OptiPlex is proud to provide game changing technology that allows our customers to be more collaborative, productive and secure.Check out the next generation of the Dell OptiPlex portfolio here.last_img read more

Culturalist Challenge! Rank the Top Movie Thrillers That Should Be Adapted for Broadway

first_img View Comments The staff is crazy for Culturalist, the website that lets you choose and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank. With Friday the 13th on the calendar and the stage adaptation of Stephen King’s creepy bestseller Misery playing Broadway, we started thinking of other adaptations that could thrill on the Great White Way. With that in mind, we turned to cinema for inspiration. Misery, after all, is already a satisfying suspense film, but what other thrillers would make great Broadway shows? Take a look at our somewhat abbreviated list (forgive us; it’s a crowded genre) and go ahead and rank them. Head to Culturalist to list your top 10 movie thrillers that should be adapted for the stage. National Editor Ryan Gilbert kicked off this new challenge with his list of top 10 picks. Now it’s your turn!STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button.STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on your list. Click the “continue” button.STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button.Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list.Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results next week on!last_img read more

Argentina fights to halt animal trafficking

first_img Authorities also urge Argentines with information regarding animal trafficking to contact the Argentine Wildlife Foundation or the Ministry of Security at 0800.555.5065. Animal traffickers are trying to elude authorities nationwide. Karel Abelovsky, a national of the Czech Republic, was detained in December at Ezeiza International airport after Airport Security Police (PSA) found 24 wild animals, most of them reptiles, in his luggage. PSA officers found animals protected under the International Convention on the Traffic of Wildlife Species (CITES), such as the small copper lizard, which is only found in the Achala Pampa area in the Córdoba province, in Abelovsky’s possession. “There were venomous species and turtles stashed into rolled-up socks, hidden in clothes or in containers,” Police Chief Aníbal Onetto said. Abelovsky is being tried on charges of aggravated attempted smuggling because the illegal animals may have posed a public health threat. Six other suspects who were arrested in connection with Abelovsky’s trafficking ring are awaiting trial. Meantime, this past February in the province of Córdoba, authorities seized 884 illegally obtained rawhides from species including the silver fox, red alligator, mountain cat and guiña cat, dismantled an illegal wildlife workshop and charged one suspect with animal trafficking after finding 200 endangered animals in his possession. Authorities deliver the majority of rescued animals to the Buenos Aires Zoo, where they receive treatment. If the animals aren’t physically able to be returned to the wild, they are housed at the zoo, where they are used to raise the public’s awareness of animal trafficking, said Claudio Bertonatti, the zoo’s director. “The most important thing is that people become informed and adopt a responsible attitude when it comes to choosing their pets,” Fernández Balboa said. “As a consumer, one needs to show solidarity with natural resources, understanding that using wildlife as pets is not acceptable.” BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Government agents earlier this month dismantled a band of smugglers specializing in trafficking exotic birds, including many in danger of becoming extinct. Authorities detained four suspects and rescued more than 350 species of cardinals, songbirds, and other wild birds during a joint operation carried out by the Federal Police, Argentine Customs Agency and animal protection organizations in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Entre Ríos, Paraná, and Santiago del Estero. The operation again thrust the spotlight onto the world’s third-most lucrative trafficking activity – behind narcotics and weapons – according to the United Nations (UN). By Dialogo June 20, 2012 Animal trafficking is a US$20 billion a year global business, according to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. In Argentina, animal traffickers make US$100 million annually. “Animal traffickers capture animals that are often destined for private homes because some people believe it’s much more interesting to bring a pet monkey to their homes than a dog or cat,” said Carlos Fernández Balboa, education coordinator at the Argentine Wildlife Foundation. “Many Argentine species have become the object of a gigantic network of smugglers who supply the demand of clients who have a lot of money. There are people who want to have exotic animals at home simply to feel a different status or appear more eccentric or show sophistication – assuming they alone own a [particular animal]. These people are not conscious of the magnitude of the harm this [commerce] has on nature.” There are 529 species in Argentina in danger of becoming extinct, according to the Argentine Wildlife Foundation. Argentina shares the Gran Chaco Americano, a region covering 247.1 million acres, with Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil. It’s an area that’s become a hotspot for animal traffickers since it is home to land turtles, finches, parrots, toucans, carayá monkeys, lizards, alligators and pumas, which are some of the most-sought after species on the market. However, 80% of species captured by animal traffickers in the Gran Chaco Americano die before reaching the market, according to Argentina’s National Fauna Directorate. The government has taken proactive steps to curtail animal trafficking, as Law 22.421 prohibits the sale of species captured illegally and mandates prison sentences between six months and two years for those found guilty of animal trafficking. last_img read more

Manchester projects win five-year battle

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Governor Wolf Announces Gun Safety Bills Alongside Pittsburgh City Leaders

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Announces Gun Safety Bills Alongside Pittsburgh City Leaders National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Safety Governor Tom Wolf today joined Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, city leaders and advocates in announcing a package of commonsense gun safety measures that will be introduced to Pittsburgh City Council Tuesday.The bills include an assault weapons ban; an accessories, ammunition and modification ban; and an adoption of Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs). Copies are available here of the legislation on assault weapons, accessories/modifications, and ERPOs.“I wanted to be here as a show of solidarity with those here and those across our commonwealth, all calling out for safer communities,” Gov. Wolf said. “Earlier this year, I signed the first major gun safety bill in decades in Pennsylvania. It was long overdue, but we still have a lot of work to do.”Gov. Wolf signed the domestic violence gun safety bill in October. The law includes additional safeguards to help protect victims of domestic violence, including prohibiting abusers with a final protection from abuse (PFA) order from possessing firearms and requiring them to turn in their guns to a law enforcement agency immediately while the order is in effect; eliminates the concerns about an abuser giving a gun to a family member or friend; requires a PFA to be served by the sheriff or duly authorized deputy sheriff; and allows for the time that an abuser is incarcerated not to be counted for the 90 days of a temporary PFA.Gov. Wolf also announced the allocation of more than $1.5 million in funding to eight Pennsylvania municipalities for the 2018 Gun Violence Reduction Initiative. The funding was awarded through a competitive solicitation as part of a Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency program to provide municipalities with funds to implement strategies resulting in the reduction of gun violence in communities.He announced in October that $1 million had been awarded to Pennsylvania for over 70 schools to implement violence prevention programs through the Sandy Hook Promise, which was created after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.And he created, with Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, a School Safety Task Force that issued a report with recommendations on how to make the state’s schools safe. In addition, the General Assembly allocated $60 million in the state budget via the School Safety and Security Committee for grants to schools across the commonwealth to address their unique school safety needs.The measures were announced today, the sixth anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre of 26 schoolchildren and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The city hopes that the bills will be signed by February 14, 2019, the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting of 17 schoolchildren and staff in Parkland, Florida.“We need to make more progress at the state and federal level and I will do all that I can do make that happen,” said Gov. Wolf.center_img December 14, 2018last_img read more

A light, bright, contemporary home, is a stylish landmark in a street of mostly heritage houses

first_img83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate HillThe modern home stands out in the streetscape. Inside it has a double height ceiling void and a feature timber and glass staircase.There are five bedrooms across the lower two levels of the home and two bathrooms, plus a home office.The main bedroom has an ensuite with a freestanding stone bathtub.The living area has four metre high ceilings. This area leads outside to a covered terrace and a swimming pool.Upstairs is an open plan lounge and dining area plus the kitchen which has an island bench and stone benchtops. It also has an integrated coffee maker and steamer. A third living area on this level has built-in cabinetry and timber floors.There are two studies in the home which sits on 417sq m. The house is within the Brisbane State High catchment area. DETAILS 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill Agent: Luke Croft, Ray White – South BrisbaneAuction: Sunday, October 22, 10am 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate HillWhen Jasmine Azhar and her husband bought their three-level Highgate Hill home at 83 Hampstead Rd, about three years ago the plan was to settle there permanently.It was the right size for their family, with one daughter, and was close to Somerville House school which their daughter would attend.“I thought this will be a great place for us to live in, it’s got five bedrooms and three bathrooms,” Ms Azhar said. 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill“It’s a modern home, its unique and it is rare to get a contemporary home in that street.’’She said the home was designed by renowned architect Harry Poulos.What Ms Azhar loves most about the house is the fantastic view from the top floor living and dining room, which can never be built out.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate Hill“The good thing about the house is it would suit anybody who wants a low maintenance home,” she said. “It also has high security – it’s got CCTV, it’s got a full-blown alarm system, it’s a really secure inner city home.“The three massive living areas are fantastic – you could convert one of the living areas and rooms into it’s own little suite.”center_img The city views are amazing from 83 Hampstead Rd, Highgate HillThen her second and third child arrived in quick succession and the house no longer seemed quite right for them.Ms Azhar said they found another bigger house even closer to the school and renovated that, and had now moved in, so they had listed Hampstead Rd for sale.She said they had really loved the Hampstead Rd home and because it was only about eight or nine years old it didn’t require any work.last_img read more

2018 a stellar year for growth at Chapel Hill

first_imgMcGrath Paddington agent Reuben Packer-Hill has seen strong growth in Chapel Hill.According to CoreLogic data, the suburb median house sale price for Chapel Hill was $832,500 — a 6.4 per cent rise in the 12 months to September and a massive 37 per cent in the past five years.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours agoAt the same time last year, Toowoong and Indooroopilly both had a median of $850,000, while Chapel Hill had a median of $782,500, making it far more affordable.However, while Indooroopilly’s median continued to rise to $865,000 this year, Toowong had, in fact, fallen below that of Chapel Hill, now sitting at $797,500. The house at 99 Burbong St, Chapel Hill, sold for $1,020,000 this year.A record low interest rate teamed with increasingly popular school catchments has seen a boost to the median house sale price of Chapel Hill.McGrath Paddington agent Reuben Packer-Hill believed inner-city buyers, who would traditionally consider suburbs like Indooroopilly, had moved out a little further to get more bang for their buck.“As the market has improved over recent years, we have seen more inner-city buyers step out from the likes of Toowong or Indooroopilly to find better value for money,” Mr Packer-Hill said. Popular schools, such as Chapel Hill State School, are driving growth in the suburb.Mr Packer-Hill said school catchments and recent upgrades in infrastructure had also contributed in the suburb’s rise in popularity.“The incredible schooling options in the area continues to be one of the key criteria for most of our buyers, trying to secure placement in either Chapel Hill State School, Indooroopilly State School and Kenmore Primary or High Schools,” the agent said.“The rezoning of Indooroopilly, opening of Legacy Way and redevelopment of local retail precincts have also had a positive impact on prices over the years.”Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:37Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:37 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenWhy moving to a ‘sister suburb’ can save you money00:37Mr Packer-Hill said having more buyers than product available was boosting prices, and he expected this growth to continue into 2019.“It is important that I add context by explaining, this growth has been manageable and more importantly, sustainable.“I believe Chapel Hill still remains relatively undervalued compared to some surrounding suburbs, and that there are key fundamentals for further price growth in the medium-long term. “The first half of 2019 may be a little slower than expected, with school holidays, federal election and completion of the Banking Royal Commission (but) we have very strong fundamentals for continued price growth.”last_img read more

Alliance for a Healthier Indiana plans southeastern Indiana stop

first_imgIndianapolis, in. —  The Alliance for a Healthier Indiana is hosting a series of town hall meetings in 2018 to discuss public health issues plaguing the state. Between April and October, the State of Our Health Road Show will stop in 17 Hoosier cities, from Fort Wayne and Evansville to East Chicago and Madison. The tour kicks off April 13 with the Indiana State of Our Health Summit in Indianapolis. The Road Show will bring together local leaders, health care providers, and elected and other public officials for the purpose of sharing ideas to combat tobacco use, infant mortality, opioid abuse, and obesity. The town hall meetings also offer attendees the opportunity to hear about the Alliance’s plans for 2018 and beyond, with a focus on tackling tobacco use, which is the leading cause of preventable death in Indiana and costs the state $7.6 billion annually.“The Alliance and its partners are committed to improving Hoosier health, but we need support and engagement from concerned communities to achieve our goals,” said Bryan Mills, CEO of Community Health Network and chair of the Alliance. “Our hope is that by meeting citizens and community leaders where they live and work and providing a forum for sharing ideas, we will build significant grassroots support for the Alliance and its priorities heading into the 2019 legislative session.”The Road Show could not come at a more crucial time for the health of Hoosiers. Indiana ranks 38th in the nation in overall health, according to the 2017 America’s Health Rankings’ annual report. This low ranking can be attributed to the state’s poor performance in many important health metrics, including tobacco use, obesity, infant mortality, and opioid abuse.“We cannot afford to take baby steps toward tackling the epidemics of tobacco use, obesity, opioid abuse, and infant mortality,” said Dr. Paul Halverson, founding dean of the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI. “We are taking our message statewide to make it clear that now is the time to make meaningful strides toward a healthier Indiana.”One of the ways that Indiana can improve its health rankings—and in turn, its economy—is by investing more in public health and adopting laws that encourage healthy behaviors. Indiana has consistently ranked at the bottom in public health funding and currently ranks 49th, and it’s taking its toll on Indiana businesses. Taken together, tobacco use, the opioid epidemic, and obesity cost Indiana more than $10 billion in additional health care costs.“Indiana’s poor health rankings and paltry funding for public health initiatives are detrimental to Hoosier health and the state’s economy,” said Kevin Brinegar, president and CEO of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. “Poor health rankings contribute to higher health care spending, which poses challenges in both expanding current businesses and recruiting new business to the state. We encourage anyone who is passionate about making Indiana a healthy place to live, work, and raise a family to show their support at a Road Show town hall.”The State of Our Health Road Show meetings are free and open to the public. Space is limited, and registration is required. The Alliance is looking for partners who are committed to addressing the public health issues affecting Hoosiers. For more information on the State of Our Health Road Show and becoming a partner, visit online here. ·         Indianapolis, Summit, April 13·         East Chicago, May 1·         Gary, May 2·         South Bend, May 3·         Fort Wayne, June 12·         Muncie, June 13·         Richmond, June 19·         Connersville, June 20·         Lafayette, July 11·         Logansport, July 25·         Evansville, August 1·         Terre Haute, August 9·         Vincennes, August 10·         Columbus, September 11·         Bloomington, September 12·         Madison, October 11·         Sellersburg, October 12last_img read more

Hughes dismisses Nzonzi rumours

first_imgStoke boss Mark Hughes has played down any suggestion midfielder Steven Nzonzi might leave the club. Nzonzi was this week quoted by The Sentinel as responding to a question about his future by saying: “You never know in football, so I cannot answer that. “Everybody is talking about what will happen next season, but as a player you do not know.” The Frenchman, who joined the Potters on a four-year deal in the summer of 2012, had a transfer request rejected by them in May 2013. And he recently admitted he had not found it easy in February when, for the first time in his Stoke career, he went through a run of Barclays Premier League games being named as a substitute rather than a starter. The 25-year-old, now back in the first XI and a scorer in Sunday’s 4-1 win at Aston Villa, has also emphasised he is happy at Stoke for the time being though – particularly as part of a team producing a more flowing brand of football since Hughes succeeded Tony Pulis last summer. And regarding Nzonzi, Hughes told Press Association Sport: “I think he is enjoying his football at the moment. “I have seen quotes in recent articles and I think all he is saying is that, like all the guys at the club, he is concentrating on getting to the end of the season, making sure we get as many points as we can and seeing where it takes us.” Asked about the perception that Nzonzi, who reportedly pushed for a move at his previous club Blackburn, is something of a troublemaker, Hughes said: “No. “Steven sometimes gets frustrated with himself, and probably too much so, but I think he is maturing as a player and a person. “He understood when he did go out of the team that him not getting back in was through no fault of his own – it was just a consequence of the players who had come in doing well. “But as soon as he got back in the team he performed well, his level was high and as a consequence he stayed in, and that is how I like it to be.” He added: “We are trying to build the club and build the team, and he is very much integral to that process.” Stoke, currently 10th in the Premier League on 37 points, have seven games left this term. They have lost only one in their last eight and are looking to better their personal bests in the division in terms of final position (11th) and points total (47). Their manager was speaking on Wednesday in Manchester, where he presented non-league outfit Wythenshawe Amateurs FC with a cheque for £100,000 as part of the Budweiser Club Futures programme. Wythenshawe, who play in the Manchester Football League Premier Division, are one of eight non-league clubs this season to have been awarded one of the scheme’s £50,000 grants, and they went on to win the additional £100,000 ‘Super Grant’ via a Facebook vote. They plan to use the money to build a new facility at Holly Hedge Park in Wythenshawe, designed not only to host the players, but also to act as a social hub for the local community. And former Manchester United player and Manchester City boss Hughes said at the venue: “This takes me back – I have muddy shoes again, which is reminiscent of days gone by! “I grew up playing on pitches like the one Wythenshawe Amateurs have had to play on. “It has only taken me about 20 minutes to get here today and it is great to be able to support clubs like this.” Press Associationlast_img read more