Day: September 26, 2020

Watch: USS Delbert Black commissioned at private ceremony

Sept. 26 (UPI) — The USS Delbert Black was commissioned at Port Canaveral in Florida on Saturday.

The ceremony was private, with a small number of in-person guests and speakers, due to COVID-19. But it was livestreamed, with some Navy and political leaders delivering remarks remotely.

Those attending in person included Ima Black, widow of Delbert Black, the Navy’s first Master Chief Petty Officer and the ship’s namesake, and James Geurts, the Navy’s assistant secretary of research, development and acquisition.

Speakers praised the ship’s namesake, who oversaw the creation of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy during the Vietnam War and guided the branch through that era.

Russel L. Smith, the Navy’s current MCPON, was the principal speaker, and several of Black’s successors delivered remarks virtually via video chat.

“Every sailor should know and appreciate the role MCPON Black played in elevating the role of and the

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Team Penske and Stratasys Extend Technical Partnership to Bring 3D Printing Performance to NASCAR and INDYCAR Racing

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. & MOORESVILLE, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In Team Penske’s 53-year history, over 500 victories have proven that speed doesn’t just matter when the green flag drops. It’s equally precious in the days leading up to every race. So today, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSYS) announced a new multi-year technical partnership agreement with Team Penske to continue to bring the time-saving benefits of 3D printing to all Team Penske NASCAR, INDYCAR and IMSA SportsCar teams.

“Stratasys has consistently contributed to our ability to reach new solutions for improving our race performance ahead of the competition,” said Team Penske President Tim Cindric. “Our 3D printing strategy has always been to produce high-quality parts for our racing operations in the shortest amount of time, and the ever-evolving additive technology from Stratasys gives us confidence in our approach.”

Team Penske and Stratasys have worked together through five championships and more than 70 race

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NHS Covid app in England now able to log all test results after flaw fixed

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People tested for Covid-19 in NHS hospitals and Public Health England labs were unable to share their results with the NHS’s contact-tracing app in England, it has emerged.

The Department of Health and Social Care said on Saturday evening that the issue, which was was revealed on Friday by the app’s official Twitter account as it responded to a complaint from someone unable to log their result, has now been fixed.

The app, which launched two days ago, requires a code which the user said was not provided in the text and email he received with his result.

“If your test took place in a Public Health England lab or NHS hospital, or as part of national surveillance testing by the Office for National Statistics, test results cannot currently be linked with the app whether they’re positive or negative. Thanks,” the NHS

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Commentary: Are the best days of Big Tech over?

LAUSANNE: Even though ByteDance is closing in on its TikTok deal with Oracle and Walmart, the global technology industry is getting more confusing than ever.

The forced sale of TikTok and America’s threat to shut down WeChat last week represents an unprecedented attack on global connectivity, which has delivered wonders for the human race in recent decades. 

But the seemingly unstoppable growth of Big Tech is in fact in danger of being pared back by interventionist politicians in many parts of the world. 


This has been illustrated throughout the TikTok saga. US president Donald Trump had threatened to ban TikTok in America, citing national security concerns, unless its US operations were majority owned by an American company. 

But Beijing banned the sale of TikTok to American firms, even though the ban risked killing the short video app in the US.

So Oracle struck

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Africa has held off the worst of the coronavirus. Researchers are working to figure out how.

When the coronavirus first began spreading around the world, there was near-universal concern among experts that countries in Africa could be hit particularly hard, with high rates of transmission that could quickly overwhelm health care systems.

But roughly nine months into the pandemic, which has sickened over 31 million people and caused more than 950,000 deaths around the world, most African countries have fared significantly better than other parts of the world. The reasons are still something of a mystery — more research is needed, and some studies that aim to answer the questions are only just beginning — but scientists said the success of many African countries so far offers crucial lessons for the rest of the world and shine a light on how inherent biases can distort scientific research.

“The initial disease prediction models painted a very bleak picture of severe devastation of lives and economies in Africa,”

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Global Flour Market Projection By Latest Technology, Analysis, Growth, Current Trends And Forecast Till 2029

Pune, Maharashtra, India, August 31 2020 (Wiredrelease) Prudour Pvt. Ltd –: published a new industry research report on “Positive And Negative Impact Of Coronavirus/Covid-19 on Global Flour Market with detailed information break-down data by product types, segmentation by application, 2020 leading key players scenario visible among the impact of COVID-19 such as General Mills, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Goodman Fielder, King Arthur Flour, Associated British Foods (ABF), Ardent Mills, Cargill, ConAgra and Hodgson Mill. 

The Flour market has been pickup high-quality momentum in the latest years includes a thorough compilation of the quantitative analysis of the industry for a period of 10 years in order to assist players to grow in the market. A more extensive study of the product application and services conducted by subject matter experts assessing the Flour market displays data in a statistical format to offer a better understanding of the dynamics that will help

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How Signal Grew From Privacy App to Tech Powerhouse

Ama Russell and Evamelo Oleita had never been to a protest before June. But as demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality began to spread across the U.S. earlier this year, the two 17 year-olds from Michigan, both of whom are Black, were inspired to organize one of their own.

Seeking practical help, Oleita reached out to Michigan Liberation, a local civil rights group. The activist who replied told her to download the messaging app Signal. “They were saying that to be safe, they were using Signal now,” Oleita tells TIME. It turned out to be useful advice. “I think Signal became the most important tool for protesting for us,” she says.

Within a month, Oleita and Russell had arranged a nonviolent overnight occupation at a detention center on the outskirts of Detroit, in protest against a case where a judge had put a 15 year-old Black schoolgirl in

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Georgia Tech vs. Syracuse – Game Recap – September 26, 2020

SYRACUSE, NY — Tommy DeVito threw for two scores, Sean Tucker ran for two others, and Syracuse broke out of its offensive doldrums to defeat Georgia Tech 37-20 Saturday for its first win of the season.

The game, which was delayed more than 30 minutes while three Syracuse players were retested for COVID-19, was the first in the refurbished Carrier Dome. Renovations included a new roof, lighting, air conditioning and a big scoreboard.

The Orange (1-2, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored 17 points off Georgia Tech (1-2, 1-1 ACC) turnovers. Syracuse’s defense, playing without pre-season All America safety Andre Cisco who was injured in a fluke pre-game collision with a teammate, recorded five takeaways. The game marked the second straight game in which the Yellow Jackets committed five turnovers.

DeVito was 13 of 24 for 192 yards. Tucker, a freshman, had 111 yards on 22 carries and touchdown runs of

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LOA parents banding together to navigate learning at home through maze of technology, frustrations | Education

Parents with children in the Lafayette Online Academy are banding together to navigate the emotional struggles, maze of technology and new learning style that have accompanied students’ first weeks in the program.

When school began Sept. 8, approximately 8,500 K-12 students across the district were enrolled in the Lafayette Online Academy, an online learning alternative built around recorded lessons. The program has existed for roughly four years and was scaled up to give parents an alternative to sending their children to in-person classes during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Classes officially began Sept. 14.

The transition has been a challenge, said Amanda Patterson, whose fourth grade daughter is enrolled in LOA. Patterson and roughly 500 other LOA parents have rallied together in the Facebook group “LOA Newbies” to share information

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9 Best Apple Watch bands of 2020, according to a Shopping editor

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Earlier this month, Apple introduced the Apple Watch 6, the company’s latest version of its popular smartwatch, as well as an upgraded model of its iPad device. As NBC News Shopping previously reported, the Apple Watch 6 sports three standout upgrades:

  1. A 20-second timer to help encourage customers to comply with CDC’s coronavirus guidance regarding washing their hands for at least 20 seconds to help reduce the spread of Covid-19.

  2. It sports technology that helps measure your blood oxygen levels and claims to have improved how the new gadget will monitor your sleep. Of course, as with all health-related matters, your

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