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AMD and Alienware: Rockets’ Red Glare

first_imgWith Fourth of July around the corner, we know how we expect the day to end – a fantastic display of light and color, inspiring oohs and aahs with its awesome power and visceral thrill. In the spirit of Uncle Sam, we’re pleased to tip our red, white & blue top hat to AMD, which makes a big bang with today’s launch of Radeon™ RX 480 featuring Polaris architecture.Designed for both the PC gamers and VR troopers, the Radeon RX 480 is the most powerful graphics card in AMD’s Polaris line. Its revolutionary FinFET 14 technology allows it to operate efficiently and intelligently, with low power requirements and cool, quiet operation – delivering exceptionally smooth gameplay. And just like Fourth of July fireworks with their stunning and expansive visuals, you can expect premium VR experiences with Radeon RX 480, a fourth-generation card that’s been hyper-optimized for the future of gaming.Buy the new card now and you’re on your way to transforming all of your gaming experiences through the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. If you’ve already bought your system, you’re in luck because our Graphics Amp is specifically designed for easy interior access to periodically upgrade your graphics card. With AMD’s Radeon RX 480, you can have light-up-the-sky VR for less than $450 ($199 Graphic Amp + $249 AMD RX 480 MSRP).&nbsp;</p><p>Just like it’s hard waiting all day for Fourth of July fireworks, we know you feel the same about getting the latest components into your rigs. After we’ve completed our rigorous validation process ensuring that all new elements meet the highest standards of quality, we’ll make the Radeon RX 480 available on Alienware desktops very soon.Not yet a member of Alienware Arena? Sign up to make sure you don’t miss a thing. Follow Alienware on Twitter @Alienware and Facebook, and tune into Alienware.tv for the latest updates, information and gameplay.Ka-boom!last_img read more

Software failure causes outage

first_imgA software coding error triggered the hour-and-a-half long power outage that left the majority of Notre Dame’s campus without power Thursday night, according to University spokesman Dennis Brown.“The power outage was caused by a problem with the software code in one of the power plant’s control systems,” Brown said. “We have corrected the problem and are working with the outside contractor that maintains and updates the system to ensure that this doesn’t happen again.”The power outage lasted from around 9 p.m. to 10:33 p.m., and no injuries were reported, Brown said.Tags: Dennis Brown, power outagelast_img read more

The low-down on layaway

first_imgThere’s still time to plan ahead for holiday gifts while beating the last minute shopping stress. To avoid the usual budget crunch this December, why not give layaway a try?Here’s how it works. You can reserve the items you plan to buy by putting down a small deposit and service fee of $5 to $10. You then make payments in installments. Once paid in full, the items can be picked up at the store.Think of it as a budgeted payment plan over the course of a few weeks or up to 3 months, depending on the store, without being charged any interest fees. Generally, layaway is restricted to in-store items that are not on clearance.While figuring out if layaway is for you, the Better Business Bureau advises consumers to understand exactly what’s involved. For example, how much time do you have to pay it off, when are payments due, and what happens if you miss a payment, change your mind or the layaway item goes on sale? Would you get a refund, store credit or is the money lost?Sears and Kmart have a reputation for their generous layaway programs both stores are filing for bankruptcy. What does that mean for any items on layaway? If the store closes, do you get your money back?Why would anyone chose layaway instead of just charging the items to a credit card? For those who lack the self-discipline to pay off credit card balances, it’s a smarter decision for your budget in the long run. Because you can’t pick up the item until it’s paid off, you won’t owe money long after the holidays are over. Without those extra credit card payments, you can open a savings account early and get started saving for next year.Still interested in layaway? Here are a few stores to choose from.Walmart: Layaway plans run through Dec. 10 and are for in-store purchases only. To be eligible for layaway, each item must cost $10 or more and the total purchase amount must be $50 or more. The down payment is $10 or 10%, whichever is greater, and regular payments can be made at any register in the store where your items are being reserved. Walmart also makes it easy to sign up for payment reminders by email or text.Gamestop: You can spread those payments for your favorite gamer’s gifts over a few weeks. A minimum $25 deposit is required to start your layaway contract, but it’s fully refundable and there are no fees or penalties. Trade-ins can even be used as part of your deposit or payment.Burlington Coat Factory/Baby Depot: There’s a $5 service fee and 20% deposit required. If you make your final payment by Dec. 24 you get a $5 promotional card. If you change your mind, there is a $10 cancellation fee and refunds will be in the form of a gift card.Marshalls/ TJ Maxx: To save you some time, check the store locator first to find out which stores offer layaway. Look for a hanger icon for participating TJMaxx stores and layaway as a Marshalls store feature. Marshalls layaway items are only held for 30 days with a minimum payment of $10 or 10%, whichever is greater, plus a $5 non-refundable fee. You also have 30 days to pay in full at select TJMaxx stores but the minimum is $15 or 10%, whichever is greater. Nolayaway is available for jewelry, items that have been marked down, food items and furniture. 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Myriam DiGiovanni After writing for Credit Union Times and The Financial Brand, Myriam DiGiovanni covers financial literacy for FinancialFeed. She is also a storytelling expert and works with credit unions to help … Web: www.financialfeed.com Detailslast_img read more

Chenango County Fair canceled for first time in 173 years

first_imgWeidman tells 12 News the board worried that an outbreak at the fair could impede the progress the Southern Tier has made in reopening. She says the board eventually decided it was best to cancel the fair all together. Multiple fairs in New York State have been postponed or cancelled due to the virus. For the full list, click here. Agricultural Society President Mary Weidman tells 12 News this is the first time the fair has been canceled in 173 years. The first fair was held in 1847.center_img Weidman says the board was “overwhelmed” in making plans for the fair amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (WBNG) — The Chenango County Fair has been cancelled for the 2020 season.last_img read more

Taking away guns is not the right answer

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe must do something to stop our school children from being shot. How about a “tip line?” If someone is a threat to “go postal,” you report them to the FBI and they investigate and stop it before it happens. What? We already have that? And Nikolas Cruz was reported multiple times and it was ignored? OK then, let’s pass a law that makes it illegal to possess firearms on or near school grounds. If it’s illegal to have a gun near a school, everything will be OK, right? Huh? You say it’s already a felony to have a gun on school property? Oh, wow. These “common sense” gun control schemes simply aren’t keeping our schools safe.Here’s an idea: Let’s repeal the Second Amendment. If we can’t stop lunatics and misanthropes from shooting up our schools, let’s just take all the guns away. Hunters, recreational shooters, law-abiding concealed carriers — they’ll just have to suck it up. We can dress up some goons in special uniforms, maybe “brown shirts,” and suspend the Fourth Amendment and go door-to-door — at night.  Search every house.   I like that. The same as when alcohol was outlawed with Prohibition. We all know how well that worked out.George NigrinyScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img read more

Manchester expansion for Regus rival

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COVID-19: Blora councillors refuse to take screening test after work trip to Lombok

first_imgIn a two-minute video posted on Facebook by a page called Opini Blora, some were seen yelling at health agency staff who wanted to carry out the test at Padangan bus station in Bojonegoro regency in Central Java. The video has garnered at least 724,000 views as of Friday afternoon.”Are you an official? Where is the SOP [standard operating procedure document]? Where is your assignment letter? We went on official visit based on the law, we are not terrorists,” a councillor identified as WR said in the video as reported by kompas.com.Central Java has recorded 12 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Friday morning, according to the provincial administration’s COVID-19 online tracker, corona.jatengprov.go.id. The administration is also monitoring 2,236 people, of which 129 are in Blora. One patient is currently being closely monitored.Kompas.com reported that WR went on to question whether the health agency also performed the test on people coming to Blora from other regions by stopping every bus. Topics : Several councillors later asked to be tested at the Cepu General Hospital in Cepu district. However, health agency staffers said they never showed up.All the 14 people who agreed to be tested were healthy, said Blora Health Agency head of disease control and environmental sanitation division Edi Sucipto.The agency is planning to test the remaining councillors at their respective homes, Edi added. (dfr)center_img Several Blora Legislative Council members from Blora regency, Central Java, have refused to take a screening test of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) administered by the regency’s health agency as a precautionary measure following their domestic working trips.The health agency officials sought to detect whether the councillors had contracted the virus as they had just returned from a four-day working visit to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Some had traveled with their wives and children.Out of the 37 participating councillors, only 14 were willing to take the screening test.last_img read more

Brother of ex-presidential hopeful Warren dies from coronavirus

first_img“He was charming and funny, a natural leader.”Worldwide, many relatives have been unable to be at the bedsides of dying coronavirus victims or to hold proper funerals due to the risk of infection.Warren, 70, from the left of the Democratic party, was once a frontrunner to win the nomination, but she dropped out last month after failing to secure significant support in the primaries.Last week, she endorsed her onetime rival Joe Biden, who is set to challenge President Donald Trump in the November election. Former US presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren said Thursday her oldest brother had died from the novel coronavirus, expressing her deep regret that no family members were allowed at his side and no funeral was held.Don Reed Herring, 86, who spent much of his career in the military, died in Oklahoma on Tuesday about three weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, according to US media.”It’s hard to know that there was no family to hold his hand or to say ‘I love you’ one more time — and no funeral for those of us who loved him to hold each other close,” Warren tweeted. Nearly 47,000 deaths have been recorded so far in the US from the COVID-19 outbreak, which has disrupted the run-up to the vote.Warren, who had not previously discussed her brother’s health, has been critical of Trump’s response to the crisis.center_img Topics :last_img read more

German roundup: Nord/LB, KAS Bank

first_imgThe institutional asset management subsidiary of German regional bank Nord/LB has grown its assets to more than €17bn, as of the end of June, up from €15.4bn at year-end 2013.Nord/LB said 20% of the increase in the first half was down to inflows from Versorgungswerke, corporates and banks.One major addition to the subsidiary’s assets was the first real estate debt fund it issued this spring, in cooperation with Deutsche Hypothekenbank for an unnamed German institutional investor.In total, the fund has more than €200m invested in real estate financing backed by “high-quality real estate in Deutsche Hypo’s core markets”. Over the first six months of 2014, Nord/LB issued four new open-ended funds – or Publikumsfonds – for institutional investors, three of which were regional REITs covering the EMEA, the US and Asia Pacific, respectively.The fourth was a regional index fund tracking stock markets in developed countries of the Pacific region.In other news, the Netherlands’ KAS Bank has vowed to become investment service-provider market leader for the German pensions industry.It said it aimed to increase its market share in the country, where it first established a presence in 2010, to 10% among pension funds over the next five years.KAS Bank’s German division said it would target all pension providers, including Pensionskassen, Versorgungswerke, Pensionsfonds and insurers, as well as “corporate investors with assets between €200m and €3bn”.The Dutch company said it expected opportunities to arise from “major upheavals” resulting from regulatory reforms such as IORP II and Solvency II.It said the changes resulting from these reforms would lead to “considerable additional effort and costs for German IORPs, Versorgungswerke and Pensionskassen”.It added that many of the mooted changes had already been implemented in the Dutch market, and said it wanted to bring this know-how to Germany.last_img read more

Noosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market

first_imgThis penthouse at 11/37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, is about to hit the market. ARGUABLY one of the best beachfront apartments on the east coast of Australia is about to hit the market, just two years after it last changed hands.The penthouse in the prestigious La Mer complex on Hastings Street in Noosa Heads sold for $7.2 million in October 2018, but is expected to have a $10 million price tag this time around. Inside the apartment 11/37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads.The three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment at 11/37 Hastings Street has a private rooftop terrace and direct access to the pool and Noosa’s main beach.The unit rents out for a cool $2595 a night over Christmas and $1240 a night in the low season. This apartment at 11/37 Hastings St, Noosa Heads, last sold for $7.2m in 2018.There are only nine apartments in the complex.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ8 hours agoThe most recent sale in La Mer was last year, when a three-bedroom apartment sold for $6.1 million. The view from the apartment in La Mer, Hastings St, Noosa Heads.The Noosa apartment record was set earlier this year when the penthouse in the Noosa Court block at 55 Hastings Street sold for a whopping $14 million.One can only dream.last_img read more