Nvidia Nvidia’s new Jetson Nano platform aims to make AI development more accessible to everyone. Announced Monday by Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang at the Nvidia GPU Technology Conference, the Jetson Nano comes in a $99 devkit for developers, makers and enthusiasts and a $129 production-module for mass-market edge systems.Living up to its name, the board measures 80 by 100 millimeters (3.2 by 3.9 inches), but has a quad-core ARM processor, a 128-core integrated Nvidia graphics and 4GB of memory. The preinstalled Jetpack SDK comes complete with a desktop Linux environment based on Ubuntu 18.04 with support for Nvidia Cuda Toolkit 10. See It $99 Post a comment HDMI, DisplayPort 128-core Nvidia Maxwell Memory Share your voice Computers 4Kp30, 1080p30, 1080p60 Best Buy Children who are blind learn how to code with Code Jumper Preview • Cooking your food in a water bath just got cheaper Camera Four USB 3.0 Type-A (host), USB 2.0 Micro Type-B (device) Jetson Nano specs Now playing: Watch this: MIPI CSI-2 x2 (15-position flex connector) Available now through Seeed Studio and SparkFun, the kit is compatible with many popular peripherals and accessories. It also includes projects along with tutorials to help DIYers and students get started with AI right out of the box. A Jetson developer forum is also available for users to get answers to technical questions. Mentioned Above Anova Nano USB Video Decoder Microsoft tech teaches children who are blind how to… Nvidia Graphics Tags CNET may get a commission from retail offers. $73 64-bit quad-core 1.43GHz ARM A57 4Kp60, 4Kp30, 1080p30, 1080p60 See it 0 Anova Nano 4:33 4GB 64-bit LPDDR4, 1600MHz Display 16 Photos Processor Video Encoder
TORONTO — Canada turns 150 this year, and to celebrate the milestone Trafalgar has created a customized itinerary that showcases Prince Edward Island and the country’s four original confederate provinces: Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.Running from June 28-July 8, this 11-day, nine-city itinerary is a one-time departure that kicks off in Toronto with a welcome reception. From there, guests will take a boat ride to the base of Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, visit Canada’s first capital city of Kingston, and then continue to the village of Montebello for a two-night stay at the Fairmont Le Château Montebello resort.On July 1, clients will explore Ottawa’s historical buildings like Parliament Hill and Rideau Hall, plus enjoy special access to spectacular Canada Day 150 celebrations. In Montreal, they’ll partake in the city’s 375th anniversary celebrations and learn about historic sites with a Local Specialist.The tour winds down in eastern Canada with an exclusive Be My Guest dining experience in Charlottetown, a visit to the Prince Edward Island Preserve Company, and a stop at Anne of Green Gables Heritage Place. Other memorable highlights include a visit to Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, a ferry ride to Digby in Saint John, and a Cultural Insight experience at Alexander Keith’s brew house in Halifax.More news: War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps up“We are excited to have created this exclusive itinerary which is only available for our Canadian clients at these high demand destinations during the peak season and we are proud to have arranged exclusive access to the Canada Day 150 celebrations in Ottawa which will be a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Wolf Paunic, president of Trafalgar Canada. “Our loyal agents will benefit in encouraging their clients to book fast and although space is limited, we encourage them to promote this trip to multi-generational families and groups.”Clients have until April 28 to book this exclusive departure, which is priced at $4,965 per person, double occupancy, land and internal flight (single supplement is $1,870 and includes all taxes and service charges).Additionally, a past client discount of 5% (land only) is available for those who’ve previously travelled with TTC’s family of brands.For more information go to Trafalgar.com. << Previous PostNext Post >> Thursday, February 23, 2017 Travelweek Group Share Posted by Tags: Canada, Trafalgar Trafalgar unveils commemorative one-time departure for Canada’s 150th
Categories: News 23Jan Franz welcomes national debt expert’s testimony at Michigan House committee hearing State Rep. Ray Franz today welcomed William Fruth, president of POLICOM Corporation, to provide testimony on the desperate need for Congress to balance the federal budget.Franz’ House Joint Resolution CC adds Michigan to the list of states calling for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring the federal government to operate with an annually balanced budget.“Congress has been overspending our nation’s budget for over three decades, and there’s no end in sight,” said Franz, R-Onekama. “It’s unrealistic and unfathomable for personal and business finances, as well as for local and state government levels, and it is unsustainable and unacceptable if our country is to have any kind of future for our children and grandchildren.”At about $17 trillion, the United States’ debt load puts it on a list of 12 out of 182 nations with debt greater than the size of their economy. The debt is primarily owed to private and public investors, foreign investing entities, as well as internal federal government trust funds, such as the Social Security Trust Fund, Civil Service Retirement, and Military Retirement & Medical Medicare.Fruth, economic development consultant with the Balance Budget Amendment Task Force in Virginia, likened America’s direction to “going over Niagara Falls.”“It hasn’t mattered what party is in Congress, they have continued to borrow money to run the nation, and it is breaking the back of our country,” Fruth said. “At every other level, we’re compelled to say ‘no, there just isn’t any money,’ but in Washington, D.C., it’s been too easy to say ‘yes.’“There are several choices we have: we can do nothing, and just hope our nation, our political system and our freedom don’t collapse under soaring inflation and increased taxation; we can elect people to office who will stop the borrowing and spending cycle, but we’ve seen how that’s worked the last 30 years; we can riot in the streets, as we’ve seen citizens do in other countries, but that’s not good; or we can make it unlawful through a Balanced Budget Amendment for Congress to borrow and spend money it has no ability to repay.”Along with testimony from Franz, Fruth and Sen. Mike Green, who sponsored a Senate version of the Balanced Budget Amendment joint resolution, the House panel heard comments in favor of the measure from Charlie Owens, Michigan director of the National Federation of Independent Business. The committee received ‘opposed’ messages from the Michigan League for Public Policy, AFL-CIO and UAW.The House Financial Liability Reform Committee is considering HJR CC and SJR V.From left: Bill Fruth of the Balance Budget Amendment Task Force, Charlie Owens, Michigan director of the National Federation of Independent Business, and state Rep. Ray Franz at the House Financial Liability Reform Committee meeting.
02Oct Rep. Farrington bill improves protection of vulnerable adults Categories: Diana Farrington News,News State Rep. Diana Farrington has sponsored legislation to protect vulnerable adults from abuse or restraint by physical, verbal, mental or financial means.“The only thing more despicable than the abuse of an elder or vulnerable adult is that this kind of illegal behavior is growing rapidly in Michigan,” said Farrington, of Utica. “Ensuring our laws protect and provide justice for the victims of these kind of crimes is a priority that we should all share, regardless of it being fraud or physical abuse. The effects of this abuse is more significant to our senior citizens, so the penalties under the law should better reflect the severity.”Farrington’s legislation also updates the sentencing guidelines that range from one year imprisonment for assault on a person reasonably known to be an elder or vulnerable adult, to 25 years for abuse that results in death. Any restraint or intimidation can be punishable by up to four years imprisonment.“We have to better protect our veterans and seniors from this kind of behavior,” said Farrington. “Vulnerable adults rely on friends, families and caregivers to help make them comfortable, not to take advantage and destroy their quality of life. This legislation will send a clear message that anyone who violates that trust and expectation of care will be penalized.”Farrington’s legislation is part of a bipartisan six-bill package that also requires better licensing for nursing home administrators and assisted living facilities to clarify training and state standards in the care of vulnerable adults. The bill package also increases penalties up to a 20-year felony for embezzlement of more than $100,000 as well as 15-year felony for physical abuse that results in a serious impairment.Farrington’s legislation is House Bill 5028 and it has been assigned for the House Law and Justice Committee for its consideration.#####
Channel provider SPI International is moving into movie and TV series production in partnership with movie director and producer Phillipe Martinez.The partnership calls for four TV series productions, including Salvage Marines, a TV series about a group of soldiers involved in the eponymous militarised deep space operation, production of which started in March; Mister Mayfair, a trilogy about a former New York gangster living in Mayfair, London; and The Intergalactic Adventures of Max Cloud, a story is about a space cruiser that crashes on a planet that is home to an intergalactic prison.“I couldn’t be more pleased to announce our partnership with director and producer Phillipe Martinez. Together we are producing three movies and a brand new TV series in 2019,” said Loni Farhi, president of SPI International.“SPI is investing in products and programmes that will speak to and delight audiences worldwide.”