Think like an entrepreneur with Tarun Khanna

first_img Read Full Story On October 8th at 7:15 p.m., HarvardX for Allston presents a free, public event with Harvard Business School Professor Tarun Khanna.Using the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, Khanna will lead a discussion based on his HarvardX course “Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies.”Attendees will learn about prior attempts to address complex health problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose their own solutions. Participants will see that both problems and solutions are multi-disciplinary in nature, and draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.Event Details “Think Like an Entrepreneur: Taking a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Exploring Entrepreneurial Opportunities.”Wednesday, October 8 at 7:15 p.m.Harvard Allston Education Portal175 North Harvard St., Allstonlast_img read more

Supercharging AI and HPC Engines with Dell Technologies and NVIDIA

first_imgWe collaborated on the development of one of Canada’s most powerful academic supercomputers, the Super Cedar system at Simon Fraser University. This TOP500 system, launched in 2017, revs up scientific studies with the power of 584 NVIDIA GPUs. It is helping thousands of researchers from British Columbia and across Canada collect, analyze, share and store immense volumes of data. We worked in collaboration with the Research Computing Service at the University of Cambridge to develop the Wilkes2 supercomputer, which debuted in 2017 as a TOP500 system and the largest GPU-enabled supercomputer for academic research in the UK. This system is based on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, each with four NVIDIA GPUs. It supports a wide-range of compute- and data-intensive research, from aeronautical turbulence and automotive combustion simulations to materials modeling and medical applications. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.center_img Dell Technologies and NVIDIA deliver unprecedented acceleration and flexibility for AI, data analytics and HPC to tackle some of the world’s toughest computing challenges.Dell Technologies has long been on the forefront of innovation when it comes to artificial intelligence and high performance computing, and in many cases NVIDIA has been right there with us.This close relationship of two global technology leaders got started well before 2013, when Dell and NVIDIA worked together to advance the concept of a dense GPU platform, which would emerge in the Dell EMC PowerEdge server family. This concept came to market in 2014, when Dell introduced the industry’s first dense 1U four-GPU platform — the Dell EMC PowerEdge C4130 server.This legacy of innovation continued in the days that followed, and in 2016 Dell Technologies became the first OEM to support NVIDIA SXM2 technology. This technology, which is used in the NVIDIA Tesla V100 SXM2 GPU, enables high-speed, direct GPU-to-GPU communication via the NVIDIA NVLink interconnect.The following year, in 2017, Dell Technologies became the first vendor to support the NVIDIA Volta V100 GPU in a unique, balanced CPU-to-GPU dense platform — the Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 server. This accelerator-optimized, high-density server is built to meet the demands of cognitive computing workloads in a 1U server format that supports four GPUs.In the years since, we have built on our strategic partnership to bring new Dell EMC Ready Solutions for AI to market. These offerings include Deep Learning with NVIDIA, a Dell EMC Ready Solution that provides a GPU‑optimized solution stack that helps organizations shave valuable time from deep learning projects. The Deep Learning with NVIDIA solution is built around NVIDIA Tesla V100 GPUs.Success storiesOver the years, the team of Dell Technologies and NVIDIA has had great success with our common customer base. Here’s a small sample of our mutual successes:We worked closely on a major expansion of the HPC5 supercomputer at Eni, an Italy-based integrated energy company. This system is based on 1,820 Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 servers, each with four NVIDIA V100 Tensor Core GPUs and two 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. With the performance of the HPC5 supercomputer, Eni’s scientists and engineers can use extremely sophisticated in-house algorithms to process subsoil data. Market leadershipIn developing products and solutions with NVIDIA, Dell Technologies builds on a broad and deep product portfolio that spans from best-in-class servers with the latest processing architectures to leading-edge storage and networking systems, all backed by expert services.In a sign of this leadership, Dell Technologies took the top spot in both server revenue and shipments in 2019, with 20.5 percent market share and 16.3 percent market share, respectively, according to Gartner. Meanwhile, Dell Technologies  maintains “a commanding market share lead” in high-performance storage, according to a 2019 report from Intersect360 Research. The firm noted that Dell Technologies also has the No. 1 revenue share position for storage for HPC applications and  is the overall leader in total HPC solutions revenue. Looking aheadToday, we’re excited about our opportunities to support the new NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU in systems, solutions and services that accelerate workloads, from edge to core to cloud, just as we support other NVIDIA GPU accelerators and technologies in a wide range of our offerings.This new GPU is designed to help users tackle some of the world’s toughest computing challenges. It delivers unprecedented acceleration at every scale for AI, data analytics and HPC. As the engine of the NVIDIA data center platform, A100 can efficiently scale up to thousands of GPUs, or it can be partitioned into isolated GPU instances to accelerate workloads of all sizes.NVIDIA reports that the A100 accelerates major deep learning frameworks and more than 700 HPC applications — and that’s one of the reasons why we at Dell Technologies are excited to incorporate this GPU in our portfolio for HPC, AI and data analytics.To learn moreFor a look at how the San Diego Supercomputer Center is capitalizing on NVIDIA GPUs in its new Expanse supercomputer from Dell Technologies, see the case study “Architecting for Mixed Workloads at Massive Scale.”last_img read more

As Coronavirus Spreads Fast, The US Leads The World’s Humanitarian and Health Assistance Response To The Pandemic

first_imgBy Marcos Ommati / Diálogo April 01, 2020 The U.S. government has mobilized unprecedented resources to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and is providing substantial foreign assistance. “Today, I am pleased to announce that the United States has made available nearly $274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding. Along with the U.S. private sector, the American people continue to lead in responding to this pandemic,” said U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a press statement released on March 26.Pompeo declared that the $274 million will provide resources to 64 of the world’s most at-risk countries to better combat the pandemic and enable the United Nations High Commissioner on Refugees to assist some of the world’s most vulnerable populations.The new amount is in addition to funding the U.S. has already provided to international organizations such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF. U.S. government agencies are prioritizing foreign assistance based on the potential for impact, where the help will be used to scale up communication efforts, water and sanitation, prevent and control infections, manage COVID-19 cases, strengthen laboratories, and more.Below are examples of the specific assistance the United States is providing for Latin America and the Caribbean, which is the region where U.S. Southern Command operates:Haiti: $2.2 million. The United States has invested $1.8 billion in health in Haiti and nearly $6.7 billion in total assistance over the past 20 years.Jamaica: $700,000. This assistance builds upon U.S. investments of nearly $87 million in health and nearly $619 million total over the past 20 years for Jamaica.Paraguay: $1.3 million. United States investment in Paraguay is long-term and includes more than $42 million in health and more than $456 million total over the past 20 years.The Caribbean: $1.7 million for countries in the Eastern Caribbean, which builds upon decades of strategic U.S. investment in the region, including more than $236 million in health and more than $840 million total over the past 20 years.Humanitarian assistance is also being provided to Colombia ($8.5 million) and Venezuela ($9 million). In Colombia, the United States has invested approximately $32.5 million in health over the past 20 years, and nearly $12 billion in total assistance in that same time frame. In Venezuela, the U.S. has invested more than $1.3 million in direct health assistance and more than $278 million in total long-term assistance over the past 20 years.In addition to the March 26 investments announced by Pompeo, two weeks earlier, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which includes $1.3 billion in additional U.S. foreign assistance to help countries around the world respond to the pandemic.Since 2009, American taxpayers have funded more than $100 billion in health assistance and nearly $70 billion in humanitarian assistance globally.last_img read more

Board to make appointments

first_img February 15, 2005 Regular News Board to make appointments Board to make appointmentsThe Board of Governors is seeking applicants for the following vacancy to be filled during its April 8 meeting: Supreme Court’s Bar Admissions Committee: One lawyer to serve a two-year term commencing July 1. This committee coordinates the work of the bench, bar, law schools, and bar examiners.Persons interested in applying for these vacancies may download the application from the Bar’s Web site, www.flabar.org, or should call Bar headquarters at (850) 561-5600, extension 5757, to obtain an application form. Completed applications must be submitted to the Executive Director, The Florida Bar, 651 East Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300 no later than close of business, Friday, March 11. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.last_img read more

Motorcyclist Killed in Cold Spring Harbor Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are investigating a motorcycle crash that killed a man in Cold Spring Harbor Tuesday evening.Police say at approximately 4:50 p.m. 21-year-old Andrew Garafalo of Melville was operating a 2007 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on Woodbury Road when he crossed a solid double yellow line to pass another vehicle also traveling southbound.Garafalo, who police say was traveling at a high rate of speed, struck a 2001 Nissan SUV which was making a left turn from Saw Mill Road to travel north on Woodbury Road.Second Precinct officers and members of the Advanced Life Support MedCAT team responded.  Garafalo was transported to Huntington Hospital via Huntington Community First Aid Squad where he was pronounced dead.The operator of the 2001 Nissan, Sean Phillips Mayoka, 19, of Cold Spring Harbor, was not injured.Both vehicles were impounded for a safety check and the investigation is continuing. Detectives are asking anyone with any information to contact the Second Squad at 631-854-8252.last_img read more

Skeletal Remains Found in Setauket

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The skeletal remains of an unidentified person were found on the side of a hiking trail in Setauket on Sunday afternoon, Suffolk County police said.Investigators responded to a report of the discovery along the trail near Gnarled Hollow Road at 4 p.m., police said.The remains were taken to the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, where coroners are working to determine the person’s identity and cause of death.Homicide Squad detectives are continuing the investigation.last_img

The Ministry of Tourism provided HRK 400.000 for the promotion of professional occupations in tourism

first_imgGrants are awarded to projects that promote a new tourism product to strengthen the overall competitiveness of the destination in which the school is located, based on connecting public, civil, private sector and science (development), positive effects on environmental protection, introduction of new technologies and inclusion of strategically defined special forms of tourism (nautical, health, cultural, business, golf, cycling, rural and mountain, eno and gastro, youth, social, etc.)… The Ministry of Tourism has been implementing the program for encouraging vocational occupations since 2009, and so far a total of almost HRK 4 million in grants has been allocated for various secondary vocational school projects.  You can see more information about the selected projects HERE The goal of the Program is to improve the quality of hospitality and tourism staff and secondary vocational education in general in the tourism sector through the promotion, strengthening of competencies and raising the quality of human resources and raising the quality of staff in the hospitality industry.  The Ministry of Tourism has announced the results of the tender for the award of grants in 2019. Based on the program “Occupation Promotion” – PROMOTION AND STRENGTHENING OF COMPETENCIES OF PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS FOR TOURISM in 2019, a total of HRK 427.711,40 was approved for 13 approved projects.last_img read more

Trump’s problem with lawyers deepens his troubles

first_imgThis is a fight between the old America, upright and conscientious, and the new America of easy lies, shirking of duty and alleged extramarital cuddles with porn actresses.It is as if the America of Norman Rockwell illustrations ripped itself off the cover of the old Saturday Evening Post and is coming right at Trump, pitchfork in hand.Trump, a brat in bespoke suits, is in more trouble than he imagines.Now both time and money will work against him.The special counsel never runs out of either. Ask Henry Cisneros.Richard Cohen is a nationally syndicated columnist.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census After that, the record is spotty.Dowd was just the latest of several lawyers who have bailed on Trump.His longtime lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, was early on board and early to abandon ship — although he might yet come back.He, too, favored an aggressive strategy that, to Dowd and others, was sheer foolishness.At the moment, Trump’s team is led by Jay Sekulow, who has argued many times before the Supreme Court but has never tried a criminal case in his life.Typically for a Trump aide, he has often been on Fox News. This, though, is not the same as courtroom experience.Last week, Trump came up with two new names. He learned contempt for the law from a master, Roy Cohn, who was eventually disbarred.This time, though, Trump has met his match.Mueller is seen always in the same film clip, leaving a government building.He shuns the spotlight. He never smiles. He is a central-casting evocation of the old WASP establishment figure — St. Paul’s School, Princeton, University of Virginia Law School and combat in Vietnam as a Marine.He thought his country was owed his service. He was a citizen. He had certain obligations.In combat he was brave, winning a Bronze Star.Trump, in contrast, ducked the draft five times, the last for a bone spur in one foot or the other. (He can’t remember.) Barrett finished up only 11 years later, by which time almost no one could remember what the investigation was about or, even, who Cisneros was.A special counsel, like the shark in “Jaws” or the Pinkerton agents in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” just keeps on coming.Trump seems not to realize that.He is consistent in always loving the face in the mirror, but on other matters he is mercurial and chaotic.Just last week his lead lawyer, John Dowd, resigned, purportedly because Trump will not take his advice.Trump wants to sit down with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and work his charm on the man.Dowd, being an experienced criminal lawyer, looked upon such a meeting with appropriate apprehension — the president, after all, having possibly last told the truth when he stated his name at his inauguration. He announced that Joseph diGenova, another Fox fixture, would join his legal team.DiGenova practices with his wife, Victoria Toensing, in a boutique firm, but one of their clients gave them a conflict and they had to withdraw as Trump’s counsel.T’was a pity. They would have been good fun.They are both enamored of conspiracy theories, some of them having to do with the consummate evil of Hillary Clinton and the murder of Americans she supposedly arranged or permitted — or something! — at Benghazi in Libya.More recently, diGenova discovered a government conspiracy to do in Trump.“There was a brazen plot to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton and, if she didn’t win the election, to then frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime,” he said on Fox News. (Where else?)And who was doing all this? The FBI, of course. Categories: Editorial, OpinionI have two words for Donald Trump: David Barrett.He was appointed an independent counsel to investigate payments made by Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros to a former mistress.That was in 1995. Trump’s problems with lawyers are reminiscent of an organization that spins out of control because everyone’s a coke head.The chaos is extreme, acute and should worry us all.It evinces a presidency that cannot function.Here, after all, is a president who could stand in considerable legal jeopardy.Yet Trump sort of wings it. He must feel he is up against some widow who won’t make way for his Atlantic City casino or some woman who mistakes a spot of sex with Trump for a payday.According to USA Today, Trump’s been involved in 4,095 lawsuits.Most of the time, he goes on the offensive and countersues.last_img read more

Unbeatable view worthy of the fights with council

first_imgThe home was built to embrace the viewThe home has remained almost exactly the same over the subsequent decades, even as neighbouring properties were drastically redeveloped or converted into apartments.“I suspect that for its day it was a bit out there, because it was really designed for the view rather than just plonking a house in there,” he said.The three-bedroom home is on a sizeable 698sq m block with an open-plan living area and balcony designed to take advantage of the view. Classic simplicityAfter a few years of renting the property out David and his sister, Jenny, have decided it was time to sell up.“It would be lovely for it to go to a family and continue that family tradition,” he said.It will be auctioned off on-site tomorrow at noon by Mel Christie at Ray White Coorparoo. Siblings Jenny McKelliget and David Herbert pose for a photo at Greenslopes 4th March 2018 Siblings Jenny McKelliget and David Herbert are selling the family home 40 Beanga St Greenslopes at auction Saturday 10th March. The family moved into the house in 1970 . Photo AAP/ Ric FrearsonThe view from the back of 40 Beanga St might have been very different if it was not for the late Leonard Herbert.The English chemical engineer moved to the Greenslopes home with his family in 1970 when he was lured to Brisbane to take up a job at the CSIRO.He fell in love with the brick home, and especially its views of the Brisbane skyline.center_img With lots of renovations and apartments, it is one of the older homes in the street“At the time one of the tallest buildings was the city hall,” said his son David.Whenever a proposed multistorey apartment complex threatened the perfect view, Leonard Herbert put his time and money into fighting it.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours ago“He did a lot through council just by lodging objections, he had plenty of time on his hands and he was an intelligent guy,” David said.“The thought of looking on to someone’s back wall did not appeal to him.”When David grew up in the brick house in the ’70s it was a bit more of the laid-back family neighbourhood than the hip inner-city suburb it is today.last_img read more

116 Harbour Dr, Trinity Park expected to attract interest

first_img116 Harbour Dr, Trinity ParkMOBILE retirees, young professionals and brown thumbs keen on luxury but not so fussed on high maintenance gardens are expected to flock to inspect a Trinity Park property.Jean and Gus Graham have been living at their 116 Harbour Dr home for six years but with retirement now on the cards, Mr Graham wants a bigger area to “potter around in”. “We bought it off the builder and it has been very, very low maintenance. You’ve got the space but you’ve got no maintenance at all,” Mrs Graham said. 116 Harbour Dr, Trinity Park“The high level of inclusions includes porcelain tiles, granite benchtops, air conditioning and LED downlights throughout, TV and data points to all rooms and low maintenance features such as an exposed aggregate path surrounding the entire house, gutter guard and artificial grass,” she said. “The kitchen boasts induction cooktop, integrated dishwasher, plumbed water filter and waste disposal and illuminated display cabinets. Granite splashback and benchtops with double width counter is perfect for entertaining and daily preparations while enjoying the view of the pool and running water feature.” A spacious master bedroom, with discrete walk-in robe and views of the pool also has an ensuite with double vanities and showers, a bidet and a spa bath. The remaining three bedrooms each have built in robes and the internal laundry has been thoughtfully designed with overhead cupboards, external access, air conditioning and a ceiling fan. 116 Harbour Dr, Trinity Park“We have put in astroturf instead of grass, but now we want a bit more garden.“If I could pick this house up and put it on a larger block, I’d be very happy.”The Grahams said a patio with raised portico style roof and a crystal clear swimming pool, located in the middle of the home, maintained privacy and was the most used part of the house.The area joins two wings of the property and is flooded with natural light and breezes from the marina. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus20 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market20 hours agocenter_img 116 Harbour Dr, Trinity ParkClose to shops, rainforest trails and beaches, the four-bedroom home’s impeccable finishes contribute to the appeal of the home.“The house would suit people with grown children who don’t need a garden to play in, or a retiree who wants to lock up and go touring, or a professional couple who don’t have time to mow lawns,” Mrs Graham said.“It’s a really luxurious kitchen. I used to cook when my children were here but not anymore“We like the location here — the boat ramp is near, we have got the marina, we can walk to Half Moon Bay, if you’re into walking tracks, Earl Hill is close by.“We don’t want to move too far away from the area.”Elite Real Estate Services agent Carol Thomas said no expense had been spared throughout the home.last_img read more