Pittsburgh Public Schools Deal With Internet Issues On First Day Of Virtual Learning

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — After months of planning, Tuesday was the start of the school year for Pittsburgh Public Schools, but it didn’t come without some technology issues.


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They district is starting the year virtually, for at least the first nine weeks of classes, but some families are still in need of devices.

“I can’t get a laptop. This is the third time I’m in line,” grandparent of four, Rita Waters, said.

Waters had devices for only two of her grandchildren until today. She said the process has been a hassle.

“It’s just so much wasted time. I should be home,” she said outside Pittsburgh Oliver.

Pittsburgh Public Schools continued distributing devices as online learning began.

Chief Accountability Officer Dr. Ted Dwyer says 1,000 devices will be in this week and that a device should get to everyone that needs one.

“We just need the people who need the

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World Elephant Day: Inspur Develops Technology to Protect 300 Wild Asian Elephants and Drive Ecological Harmony

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today marks the 9th annual World Elephant Day. Inspur and China Xishuangbanna National Nature Reserve have joined hands to develop a world-leading system for the conservation of Asian elephants. Powered by AI, big data, and cloud computing, this system enables around-the-clock monitoring of the animals, effectively mitigating human-elephant conflict. It also sets an example of how technology can be leveraged to protect endangered species, promote harmony between humans and nature, and drive sustainable development.

The Asian elephant, the largest mammal in Asia, is listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List for its small population size. Found only in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the southern border of Yunnan (a province in southwest of China), Asian elephants play a crucial role in protecting wildlife resources in their habitats and maintaining local biological diversity and ecological integrity in tropical forest ecosystems.

Thanks to more than

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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. To Host Investor Day | News

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: MRVL), a leader in infrastructure semiconductor solutions, today announced it will host its Virtual Investor Day on Thursday, October 8, 2020 from 8 AM to 11 AM Pacific Time.

The event will be webcasted live and can be accessed through the Events section of Marvell’s Investor Relations website at http://investor.marvell.com/ with a replay available following the event until Friday, October 30, 2020. 

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To deliver the data infrastructure technology that connects the world, we’re building solutions on the most powerful foundation: our partnerships with our customers. Trusted by the world’s leading technology companies for 25 years, we move, store, process and secure the world’s data with semiconductor solutions designed for our customers’ current needs and future ambitions. Through a process of deep collaboration and transparency, we’re ultimately changing the way tomorrow’s enterprise, cloud,

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The Day – Norwich schools will reopen Sept. 8 with hybrid model

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Norwich — Norwich public schools will reopen Sept. 8 under the hybrid model, with half the students attending school in person Monday and Tuesday, the other half Thursdays and Fridays and all students in remote learning Wednesdays to allow for deep cleaning of schools to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The plan follows a regional model for the southeastern Connecticut school districts in the LEARN regional educational service center. The plan has students with last names starting with letters in the first half of the alphabet attending in person Monday and Tuesday, with students with last names in the second half doing remote learning. The positions are reversed for Thursdays and Fridays, and all students will be in remote learning Wednesdays. Scheduled school off days will have no remote classes.

Norwich Free Academy also will start with the hybrid opening model.

Norwich school officials conducted 20 hours of video town

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PM Modi in Independence Day speech

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In his Independence Day speech on India completing 74 years of independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that in the next 1000 days, every village in India will get optical fiber internet.

“In the last five years, 1.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country have been connected with optical fiber cables. Before 2014, only 5 dozen panchayats in the country were connected with optical fiber. Now, our aim is to connect every village with high-speed internet. This goal will be met in the coming thousand days. In the coming 1,000 days, every village in the country will be connected with optical fiber,” said PM Modi from the Red Fort in Delhi.

PM Modi further said that the Union Territory of Lakshadweep on the Arabian Sea will be connected with submarine optical fiber cable.

He also spoke about the Digital India Campaign and how it has played a pivotal role during

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Communist China puts our technology and safety at risk every day

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American institutions are targeted by these sophisticated attacks daily as the CCP looks to steal our intellectual property, our state secrets and our personal information.

The coronavirus crisis, fueled by the CCP’s lies at the onset of the outbreak, has further exposed these threats. The CCP threatened to withhold medical supplies as well as certain pharmaceutical ingredients that are used to manufacture critical medicines Americans rely on and use regularly. And the Department of Homeland Security has caught Chinese-affiliated hackers attempting to steal U.S. research on a coronavirus vaccine.

While cases of this virus continue to grow across the country, Americans are eagerly looking toward our science and technology leaders for a solution. As researchers work on finding effective treatments and developing a coronavirus vaccine, the U.S. must protect this research from China and other bad actors across the globe.

China’s more recent technological power not only endangers America’s national

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Argentina counts on new satellite technology to guard forests day and night

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BUENOS AIRES (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Argentina plans to put into orbit a satellite with new precision technology in the coming days, to monitor felling of its native forests round the clock and accurately measure forest carbon stocks in a bid to help curb climate change, scientists said.

The SAOCOM 1B satellite, manufactured in the South American country, is due to be launched between July 25 and 30 from Cape Canaveral in Florida, managed by experts from Argentina’s National Commission for Space Activities (CONAE).

The satellite, equipped with the latest technology, represents a huge leap from those that use optical sensors.

SAOCOM 1B’s main Earth observation instrument is a radar that works with microwaves in the electromagnetic L-band space, providing information 24/7 about what it can see: soil moisture, crops, forest structure and changes in glaciers.

“There is only one similar satellite developed by the Japanese space agency,” Laura Frulla,

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‘Go ahead, make my day,’ Clint Eastwood tells CBD retailers in lawsuits

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Los Angeles (AFP) – Movie legend Clint Eastwood filed two lawsuits on Wednesday seeking millions of dollars in damages from several CBD manufacturers and marketers that claimed or made it look like he endorsed their products.

The multiple Oscar-winning actor-turned-director, 90, said in one of the lawsuits filed in Los Angeles federal court that three CBD companies used fake news articles featuring photos of Eastwood and attributing quotes to him to promote and sell cannabidiol (CBD) products.

“In truth, Mr Eastwood has no connection of any kind whatsoever to any CBD products and never gave such an interview,” states the lawsuit, which claims defamation.

“By this action, Mr Eastwood seeks to hold accountable the persons and entities that wrongfully crafted this scheme, spread false and malicious statements of facts about him, and illegally profited off of his name and likeness,” the lawsuit adds.

The three CBD companies accused of coming

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Online or in the classroom, teachers and students must show up every day, new rules say

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Observing physical distance, first-grade teacher Caitlin Hicks gives an air hug to Sid Solomon, 6, as she meets students one final time in June, when students pick up schoolwork left behind after Center Street Elementary in El Segundo closed in March. <span class="copyright">(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)</span>
Observing physical distance, first-grade teacher Caitlin Hicks gives an air hug to Sid Solomon, 6, as she meets students one final time in June, when students pick up schoolwork left behind after Center Street Elementary in El Segundo closed in March. (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

When it comes to education, the new state budget goes beyond providing $70.5 billion in funding for K-12 schools — it sets fundamental accountability rules for a new era of distance learning in California by requiring teachers to take online attendance and document student learning.

The budget bill, which Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign, anticipates that schools will continue to rely heavily on online instruction when campuses reopen in the fall. It also implicitly acknowledges the deep learning losses of the last semester, especially among students from low-income families, when school systems struggled to get all students online.

The new

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Dispatches from Digital London Fashion Week, Day Two

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LONDON — Designers taking part in London’s first all-digital showcase, which began Friday and runs through Sunday, have been delving deeper into their respective cultural backgrounds as they navigate the challenges of telling their stories online and in film formats.

Indeed, Saturday was a festival of fashion films – some better than others – with designers showing old, new and re-worked archive pieces in what is a new medium for many.

Tíscar Espadas, a Royal College of Art graduate and recipient of a Burberry scholarship, presented her collection with a video reflecting her Spanish heritage, from music and tap dancing to the wrap-around ties on blouses and the curve on the shoulders of jackets.

Espadas’s video, “Capitulo: II, First Act,” showed a man getting dressed and piling on layers of clothes against a simple white backdrop. It worked much better than some of

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