This SXSW is Different for Dell

first_imgThere are so many issues we could discuss to affect positive change in today’s world. At Dell, we want to use SXSW, where so many people intersect, to get people to the table. We want pressing public policy issues to be discussed. We want the conversation to be a starting point. That’s why when we laid out the plan for 2017’s upcoming SXSW in Austin, TX, we mapped out a different agenda. We are going to do more with this weekend than throw cocktail parties, network, or highlight our products (which are cutting-edge and consumer-driven – still had to be said!).How are we going to do this? Over the course of the next three days, we have taken some of the most relevant stakeholders, members of Congress, and honed experts to discuss a wide-range of public policy issues that are challenging society.Entrepreneurship is part of our DNA at Dell and we know that entrepreneurs and innovators are the engine that drives the world economy.  We want to create a better climate for entrepreneurs to thrive – not just by bringing the best technologies to empower entrepreneurs in the new world of digital transformation – but also by working with leaders, policymakers and the public and private sectors on improving entrepreneurs’ access to four key elements of success: talent, capital, markets and technology.Instead of bringing entrepreneurs and innovators to D.C. to meet with policymakers, we think it’s best to bring the policymakers to SXSW to meet with the entrepreneurs and innovators.  Rather than having discussions in suits in the halls of Congress, we are having discussions in jeans in Austin.We’re excited to be hosting a wide variety of events to tackle some of these issues – everything from panel discussions on how government, entrepreneurs and the tech industry can work together to solve policy challenges; a math competition with seventh and eighth grade student and members of Congress; an interactive policy hackathon (think American Idol meets Shark Tank); a “fishbowl” discussion on diversity and inclusion; and conversations with veterans who are innovating and starting companies.Our agenda is bold, diverse, and we hope inspiring.  Topics we’re going to discuss include:How tech companies are fostering a culture of inclusion, and how government can further incentivize.What should government be doing to encourage women entrepreneurs? What should they stop doing to discourage women entrepreneurs?Advances in technology have radically impacted almost every aspect of our lives—except how we vote. What are the policy implications of using various forms of available technology to simultaneously increase voter turnout and the security of our voting system?The government has data on everything from which sewer lines are in use most to which restaurants violated the health code this year. Entrepreneurs everywhere could use this data to build their businesses and help the government accomplish its goals, so how can we put this data to collective use?What are the policies we need in place to support a digital economy? It accounts for one-third of the U.S. Economy or roughly $5.9 trillion.Why are younger generations less active in government and how can we change that? Two of the youngest members of Congress will talk about how to approach civic engagement for maximum result.What are the next steps in the transportation revolutions and how will policy adapt?What are some of the policy challenges that a home sharing world presents and how should Congress address these legislative issues?We must roll out broadband to rural areas in order to bring the benefits of tech to every person and sector of the economy.  How can we create more public-private partnerships to address rural broadband access?  Last year at SXSW this topic was raised during the government track – we listened and will report back.Diversity in tech, diversity in government and the policy implications of each.What role can and should the government play in preventing, responding to and mitigating cyber-attacks, and what level of cyber-attack constitutes and act or war?We are going to cover a lot of ground on a lot of issues with the right people at the table. We hope we elevate public policy discussion to a new level and we hope to see you there.  If you can’t make it to Austin, you can follow us on social media at #GovEvolve, #DellExperience and #PolicyHack.yylast_img read more

Home sold in days as buyers return to market

first_img The property was listed at offers over $749,000.But he added “Kedron’s not just a fluke”. “In fact another property I have listed on Rode Road which has been on the market for two months also had 21 groups through on Saturday, which is the most interest since I first listed it when it had 30-plus through. “If it was just Kedron, you could question it. But is the market turning? Is there a lot more activity? I think (yes) that’s the case.” Among its charms the home’s kitchen was redesigned, with modern additions, multiple rangehoods, breakfast bar and butlers pantry. A study was added as well as a playroom off the kitchen with internal access to more entertainment space and a fourth bedroom downstairs.Kedron is within the coveted 10km ring around the CBD, located just 8km from the city centre. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER A study was added to the layout.Mr Russell said there were at least 150 people on the property at any one time.“I knew we were going to have a big open home as the property has had more than 5000 views on realestate.com.au compared to the average Kedron property which gets 757 visits and I’d received more than 28 direct enquiries in five days.”The four bedroom house at 9 Jardine Street, Kedron, will have just its fourth owner in 88 years when the ink dries, according to CoreLogic records. Fashionistas’ Byron pad fetches $3.3m More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoStill loads of room to grow out back.The home was renovated, giving buyers the option of walking into a finished home.“It’s also in a great location and in the catchment zone for Mount Alvernia College, Padua College and St Anthony’s Primary School. Anything in this area that’s listed under $800,000 attracts a lot of interest but I think Saturday’s record indicates that buyers are back out in force after the holidays and demand is far outstripping supply.” 9 Jardine Street, Kedron, has gone under contract after just a week on the market.An almost 100-year-old Queenslander listed at offers over $749,000 has sold in just seven days, after seeing a massive 71 groups squeeze through in half an hour.The high activity – coupled with other homes in middle Brisbane in that price range seeing fresh interest – was being taken as a sign of buyers flooding the market in 2020. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 MORE: The rudest place names on earth The kitchen was completely redone and modernised.Five offers were made on the 1923 house within days of listing, with the owners going under contract in a deal struck on Tuesday for 9 Jardine St, Kedron, in Brisbane’s inner north.Agent Lance Russell of Coronis – Stafford was “blown away”, saying it was the most people he had ever seen at a half-hour open home, with his previous record sitting at 46.“It’s lack of supply and a home of that calibre in Kedron is definitely attractive. The other driving factor is the school catchment here.” last_img read more

Sky Sports loses out on La Liga rights

first_img The 20 year relationship between Sky Sports and La Liga has come to an end, after Eleven Sports won the rights to show the League’s matches in the UK and Ireland for the next three years. The deal comes after Sky’s bid of less than £18 million was topped by Eleven Sports, who opted not to disclose the amount that it paid for the rights, which will commence next season.  Eleven Sports are owned by Leeds United Chairman Andrea Radrizzani, who has helped the broadcaster gain a strong presence in numerous markets, including: Poland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, USA, Singapore and Taiwan. Javier Tebas, president of La Liga commented on the deal: “Eleven Sports are an excellent partner for us in various markets across Europe and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with them in the UK and Ireland – important markets for us in which La Liga is very popular.”  The decision could be monumental for the way football is broadcast in the UK, as Eleven Sports could utilise its online platforms and broadcast La Liga to an English audience via a online subscription based platform. Although, it may see a more lucrative venture is to set up a channel on UK television, something that may become a realistic ambition if it expands its arsenal with the acquisition of a set English fixtures. The other option for Eleven Sports is to sub-license some, or all of its La Liga offering, a move that would likely favour BT Sport given that Marc Watson is the former CEO of BT and was responsible for the forming of BT Sports, is now in charge of the day to day running of Eleven Sports. Furthermore, having captured the rights to Spain’s top division, Eleven Sports could now look for expansion into the English Premier League, with two Premier League rights packages remaining available.  After the February bidding for the Premier League rights came to a close, package F and G, which contained 20 matches, both still remained up for grabs. However, Sky got the bulk of the package with 128 live games and BT Sport picked up 32 games. Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Sharelast_img read more

Thurston County Board of Commissioners to Hold Public Hearing on the…

first_imgFacebook60Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Thurston CountyThe Thurston County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 to receive public testimony on the proposed draft of the Rochester Subarea Plan update. The Rochester Subarea Plan is part of the 2020-2021 Official Comprehensive Plan Amendment Docket. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a video conference and teleconference option will also be available in addition to in-person attendance to ensure those wishing to provide testimony have every option available.What: Public Hearing – Comprehensive Plan Amendment for the Rochester Subarea PlanWhen: Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. or soon thereafterWhere: Thurston County Courthouse, Building 1, Room 280, 2000 Lakeridge Drive, SW, Olympia, WA 98502Attend virtually through this link Written Comments: If you are unable to attend, you can submit written  comments to Shannon Shula, Associate Planner, at [email protected] no later than 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 2020. You can also hand deliver or mail comments to:Thurston County Community Planning and Economic Development DepartmentAttention: Shannon Shula, Associate PlannerThurston County Courthouse, Building 12000 Lakeridge Dr. SW,Olympia, WA 98502BackgroundThe Rochester Subarea Plan was last updated in 1996. In 2017, the Board of County Commissioners approved a project to review and update to the Rochester Subarea Plan. The county held four open house events between 2018 and 2019, in addition to several other public outreach and community engagement activities with residents and businesses in the Rochester and Grand Mound communities. The Thurston County Planning Commission reviewed and held a public hearing on the draft update on January 8, 2020, and recommended approval of the updated Plan.Copies of the proposed subarea plan and supporting documents are available at the Building Development Center, located in Building One at 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, in Olympia. You can also find the proposed plan and supporting documents at: www.grandmoundplanning.org.To request disability accommodations, call the Reasonable Accommodation Coordinator at least three days prior to the meeting at 360-786-5440. Persons with speech or hearing disabilities may call via Washington Relay:  711 or 800-833-6388.last_img read more

Kannibelles clean cars for International experience

first_imgThe “Belles” are entering the tournament ranked sixth overall, and are looking forward to playing some of the pacific coast teams who bring both experience and an element of the unknown along with them.The Kootenay team, with players on the roster from Nelson, Trail, Rossland and Salmo, is rebuilding with the loss of five players since Nationals, and this tournament will be an opportunity to gain experience and hone their skills in a short amount of time before the Western Canadian Divisional Tournament early this July in Fernie.The Kannibelles would like to send out huge thank-yous to Nelson Ford for generously donating their lot for the car wash, to those who came and had their cars washed, and to the folks who just waved back and showed their support of the team.Roller Derby is amazing and so is our community, thank you everyone! We appreciate your support. For more information on West Kootenay Roller Derby including scores and schedules, go to:www.kootenayrollerderby.comwww.facebook.com/wkrollerderby The Kootenay Kannibelles — complete with six-foot-tall gecko and a fuzzy pink monster dancing and cheering at the four-way stop leading into Nelson — were out in full force Saturday raising money to defer cost for a 20-team tournament Women’s Roller Derby Tournament this weekend in Spokane.The West Kootenay Roller Derby’s All-stars staged a car wash Saturday at the Nelson Ford Location to earn much-needed funding to go towards international roller derby domination.last_img read more

SUPERSTAR CALIFORNIA CHROME HEADS GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA; NORTH AMERICA’S ALL-TIME EARNINGS LEADER, TRAINED BY SHERMAN, TO FACE SIX RIVALS AT 1 1/8 MILES

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 28, 2016)–With the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita looming on Nov. 5, superstar California Chrome, North America’s all-time earnings leader with $13,252,650, towers over six rivals in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles at The Great Race Place.Fresh off a smashing five length score in the Grade I Pacific Classic at 1 ¼ miles Aug. 20, California Chrome has won five races in a row, most notably the $10 million Dubai World Cup three starts back on March 26. HOPPERTUNITY: Also conditioned by Baffert, the 5-year-old by Any Given Saturday is enjoying a solid year, as he’s banked more than $1.4 million from five starts, the most recent a well beaten fourth behind California Chrome in the Pacific Classic. A workmanlike Grade I performer, he’ll be facing “Chrome” for the fourth time this year, having run third in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes Jan. 9, third in the Dubai World Cup March 26 and the aforementioned fourth place finish in the Pacific Classic. Owned by Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman, Hoppertunity has three wins from 11 starts at Santa Anita and is 21-5-6-4 overall with earnings of $2,962,675. CALIFORNIA CHROME: Trained by Art Sherman throughout his remarkable 23-race career, the 5-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit began his most recent win skein with a facile 1 ¼ length win in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 9, his fourth win from seven overall starts in Arcadia. A winner of the 2014 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, “Chrome,” who was voted Horse of the Year in 2014, is a racing rarity on many accounts, including the fact he is a full horse competing at racing’s highest levels at age five. Blessed with incredible natural speed and stamina, regular rider Victor Espinoza declared “California Chrome is the best horse I have ever ridden,” following his victory in the Pacific Classic–a very large statement indeed considering Espinoza guided American Pharoah to a Triple Crown triumph and Breeders’ Cup Classic honors in 2015. Owned by Taylor Made Farm and Perry Martin’s California Chrome, LLC, the striking chestnut is now 23-14-3-1 overall. California Chrome–Victor Espinoza–125Dortmund–Rafael Bejarano–121Hoppertunity–Flavien Prat–121Win the Space–Gary Stevens–121Soi Phet–Kent Desormeaux–121El Huerfano–Martin Pedroza–121Hard Aces–Santiago Gonzalez–121First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. For scratches, late changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com. THE AWESOME AGAIN IS ONE OF FIVE BREEDERS’ CUP ‘WIN & YOU’RE IN’ CHALLENGE STAKES THE GRADE I AWESOME AGAIN STAKES IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 7 of (of 11)                                                                                               Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PST DORTMUND: A winner of the 2015 Santa Anita Derby, he made California Chrome “run” two starts back when second, beaten a half length in the mile and one sixteenth San Diego Handicap July 23. However, Dortmund was never a threat to “Chrome” in their next encounter, when third, beaten 7 ¼ lengths in the Pacific Classic. Trained by Bob Baffert, he’ll be ridden for a second time by Rafael Bejarano and can be expected to menace anyone desirous of the early lead. A massive 4-year-old colt by Big Brown, Dortmund will be making his third start of 2016. Owned by Kaleem Shah, Dortmund is 12-8-1-2 with earnings of $1,872,480.last_img read more