New Portfolio of Inspiron PCs Include Powerful AMD Ryzen

first_imgReaction to our previous systems with Ryzen has been good. Our first offering using these chips was the Inspiron 17 5000, which Digital Trends wrote about last month:“…the Dell Inspiron 17 will provide a good platform for entry-level gaming, able to run some older titles at 1080p as long as you turn down the graphics detail and to run less-demanding recent titles like eSports and the like. At the same time, the notebook should provide better performance in creative apps like image and video editing than you’ll get with machines that rely solely on Intel’s integrated GPU.”Ryzen was also noted by FastCompany as one of the reasons they selected AMD as one of their “World’s Most Innovative Companies 2018.” As we continue to invest in PC innovation here at Dell, we’re excited to work with partners who share that vision. Last week, Dell launched four new notebooks on Dell.com featuring high-performance AMD Ryzen™ Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Vega Graphics or 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processors.These new devices mean big things for Dell consumer and business customers alike. Notebooks powered by the new AMD Ryzen™ Mobile processors deliver the performance for today’s fast-paced and demanding world.“All versions of the notebook get a 256-GB SSD. Some might have trouble fitting everything they need on that amount of space, but we’re happy to not see a sluggish hard-drive-only variant,” Tech Report said of the new 13” Inspiron 7000 2-in1. “All AMD-powered Inspiron 7000 13 2-in-1s get the same 1920×1080 IPS touchscreen display.”They’re built to handle all your day-to-day activities with ease and speedy precision, no matter what you do, from streaming to editing, or where you do it. You get desktop-class performance fit into an attractive ultrathin chassis.AMD Ryzen processors feature true processor level intelligence. The built-in AMD Sense MI technologies are a collection of learning and adapting algorithms enabling these new Dell systems to deliver the power-efficient performance required for a true performance ultrathin notebook.With Dell notebooks powered by the AMD Ryzen Mobile Processor with Radeon Vega Graphics, consumers no longer need to switch to a desktop system in order to perform tasks that were not previously possible with an ultrathin. Delivering a no-compromise system, the Ryzen 7 2700U delivers smooth, playable framerates in games, like you’ve never expected from an ultrathin.With 13” and 15” models available, you can find the Dell Inspiron 5000 and Dell Inspiron 7000 with up to AMD Ryzen 7 2700U performance today on Dell.com. The Inspiron 7000 was the first notebook with the AMD Ryzen 7 2700U to reach retail and launched is available now on at Best Buy.Two new 11” notebook models featuring 7th Generation AMD A-Series processors round out this launch. Both of these systems are exclusively powered by AMD processors and enable customers entry price-point options in exciting clamshell and 2-in-1 formats.Inspiron 5000 15 (launched April 3)Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (launched April 3)Inspiron 11 3000 and 5000 2-in-1 (launched April 3)Inspiron 11 3000 (launched April 3)Inspiron 22” All-in-One (launched February 2018)Inspiron 24” All-in-One (launched February 2018)last_img read more

Grammy-winning baritone to serve as artist-in-residence

first_imgThe Notre Dame Department of Music will welcome Grammy Award-winning baritone Nathan Gunn as artist-in-residence next week as the beginning of a four-year stint during which the acclaimed musician will perform for the Notre Dame community, instruct students and collaborate with faculty, department chair Peter Smith said.Gunn, who grew up in South Bend, felt drawn to Notre Dame not only because of his ties to the city, but because of his past interactions with the University as well, Smith said. “The idea of … this artist-in-residence position was an outgrowth of those two components — that [Gunn] had gotten to know some of our faculty members, he had worked with some of our students, he had performed here and his family was here too,” he said.Smith said Gunn would participate in the standard responsibilities of an artist-in-residence — giving performances as well as conducting master classes, which allow one student to receive voice instruction while others look on. However, Gunn will approach the position far more personally than past artists-in-residence, beginning next week when he will provide one-on-one voice lessons to five students, Smith said. Gunn will also visit classes and work on scholarly pursuits with faculty.Fifth-year senior Elizabeth Curtin, one of the students who will work one-on-one with Gunn, said she is looking forward to the opportunities a Grammy Award-winning artist can provide to students, many of whom have heard Gunn perform before.“I couldn’t be more excited about Nathan spending some time with us at Notre Dame,” Curtin said. “I have had the privilege of watching him perform several times, and actually having the opportunity to interact with and learn from him will just be fantastic for the music students here, especially those studying voice.”Curtin said Gunn will be effective in helping music majors develop their talents.“Nathan Gunn, besides being an expert in his field, is also extremely approachable and down-to-earth,” Curtin said. “I anticipate that the students will find it easy to work with him and that he will be able to offer insight in his coaching sessions that is accessible and relevant to the aspiring musicians of today.”Gunn’s activities will impact not only music students, but also the campus community as well, Smith said.  Gunn will perform Felix Mendelssohn’s ‘Elijah’ for the University and South Bend communities March 1 of next year.“For the campus community, having someone like [Gunn] doing public events and performing is of course an enrichment,” he said. “If [students] went to hear Nathan sing at the Lyric Opera in Chicago and they wanted a reasonably good ticket, it would cost several hundred dollars. Whereas here, the student price is probably $20.”Overall, adding Gunn to the Department of Music’s programs and plans is an incredible opportunity, Smith said.“Any school of music — Julliard or Indiana University Bloomington, the Curtis Institute of [Music], or the New England Conservatory of Music — any top conservatory or school of music in the country, even the world, would consider themselves fortunate to have this kind of opportunity,” Smith said. “And we’re getting it here at Notre Dame.”Tags: artist in residence, baritone, Department of Music, Music, Nathan Gunnlast_img read more

New York State Pushes for Offshore Wind Development

first_imgNew York State Pushes for Offshore Wind Development FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Associated Press:New York officials are seeking to expand offshore wind generation in the Atlantic Ocean.The state has proposed four new sites for wind energy projects to the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. Officials say they are asking federal regulators to expedite the process.Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo has set a goal of producing 50 percent of all electricity in the state from renewable energy by 2030. He envisions producing 2,400 megawatts of offshore wind, enough to power up to 1.2 million households in the state.A modest project approved earlier this year east of Montauk Point will generate 90 megawatts from 15 turbines when it opens in 2022.The four proposed sites announced Monday are in areas south of Long Island and closer to New Jersey.NY Officials Seek to Expand Offshore Wind Energy Projectslast_img read more

Live Outside and Play Does Trash and Bikes

first_img One of the best parts of our job is interacting with communities and gear shops that care about their surroundings. Over the past week, we had the opportunity to hang out with some pretty rad people on trails in Boulder and Del Norte, Colorado. We organized a trash clean up with Rocky Mountain Anglers and joined for a group bike ride with Kristi Mountain Sports.Boulder Creek Clean Up with Rocky Mountain AnglersRocky Mountian Anglers, or RMA, has a way of getting people outside. The line, “You fish there, do you want to help keep it clean?” is enough to get plenty of customers out on the trail with us. The team from Elevation Outdoors paired with members of the Boulder community to walk Boulder Creek and clear out a serious amount of trash. Trash pick up experts found bike tires, shopping carts, and plenty of micro and macro trash along the riverside. We left from the shop, walked toward the creek, and then scattered among the trail looking far and wide for anything out of place. We returned an hour later with a bounty of out of place goods and restored them to their rightful place, the trash.As a reward for all our efforts, we gathered back at RMA for a barbeque grill out. We gave a tour of the van and got to tour another one from a fellow van dweller/trash clean up participant. The temperature was perfect, the river was clean, and all was well with the world for at least two hours while the community came together.Rocky Mountain Anglers hosts cleanups often. They were kind enough to let us join forces with them for this one, but if you’re interested in helping out regularly, get in touch. You can find a list of their upcoming events on their facebook page. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like to organize a cleanup event with them, they are wonderful humans and happy to help! Group Mountain Bike Ride with Kristi Mountain SportsWe were able to join Kristi Mountain Sports, KMS, on a group bike ride in the Stone Quarry area last Monday. Del Norte, Colorado, has a plethora of incredible mountain biking trails ranging from smooth flowy beginner to super technical rocky boulder hopping, with all trails starting very close to the city itself. KMS held multiple group rides from Sunday through Tuesday while celebrating during their Del Norte Trails Showcase. The Del Norte Trails Showcase gets riders of abilities together in one place to experience the trails the town has to offer.We joined the “chill” ride for the afternoon. The Stone Quarry Area has miles upon miles of single and double track to explore. KMS lent us two full-suspension mountain bikes to explore the area with other riders. Eric, who co-owns both KMS locations (Alamosa and Del Norte) with his wife Lisa, led our excited crew over beautifully and newly built trail. If you’re in the area, make sure to stop at either KMS location and say hello. You will be met with friendly faces, copious advice, and the perfect trail suggestions to explore for your ability. Our next meet up is the Summit for Someone fundraiser. The Elevation Outdoors family is raising money to get everyone outside. Check out our facebook event for more information and how you can help or join!There is one way for this tour to be a reality, our sponsors! Sending a thank you shout out to our title sponsor Nite Ize, and all of our other awesome sponsors that make this happen: Crazy Creek, National Geographic, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, Lowe Alpine, Old Town, Leki, HydraPak, UCO Gear and Wenzel.If you like the gear that keeps us groovin’ click here to enter for a chance to win our Grand Gear Giveaway!last_img read more

Kiker joins CUNA July 10 as chief strategic communications officer

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr CUNA announced Monday that Douglas Kiker is the trade association’s new chief strategic communications officer.Kiker, who will report to CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle starting July 10, will lead all of the association’s communications functions, both external and internal.“Douglas’ skills as a bold leader and strategist and his deep understanding of modern communications landscape will move our association forward,” Nussle said. “I’m honored that he has accepted my invitation to join CUNA and lead our efforts to raise awareness of the credit union difference and deliver even greater value to our membership.”Kiker will be responsible for developing and implementing media and other communications strategies to increase awareness of and support for credit unions and advance CUNA’s public policy objectives.“I am delighted to join CUNA and to work closely with Jim and the rest of his superb team,” Kiker said. “Credit unions play a vital and integral role in our nation’s economy and in the lives of millions of Americans, and I am honored to support their mission.” continue reading »last_img read more

Bill could reduce solar energy incentives

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana House Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications Committee is considering legislation this week that could phase out incentives to install solar panels.Senate Bill 309, if approved by the house, would lower the price the power companies pay for excess energy from solar panels to 3.5 cents per Kilowatt Hour down from 11 cents per kWhr.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Frye-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.State Representative Randy Frye.Currently, only 1 tenth of 1 percent of power generated in Indiana is from solar energy.According to Frye, 3.5 cents is the same rate power companies buy electricity for wholesale.Testimony in committee lasted almost 7 hours.Frye serves on the committee and will have to vote on the bill.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Frye-2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The committee is expected to vote on Wednesday.last_img read more

Everton complete move for Switzerland Under-21 forward Shani Tarashaj

first_imgEverton have signed Switzerland Under-21 forward Shani Tarashaj on a four-and-a-half-year deal. Toffees boss Roberto Martinez told his club’s official website: “Shani is an enormous young talent in Swiss football who, without a doubt, will have a great future. We’re delighted to have found a young player who believes that our club is the perfect step for him to enhance his quality and to grow his career. “He fits in really well to our style and the way we want to play the game. He is a family boy, hungry and he is desperate to fight for his place in our talented young squad.” Tarashaj has scored eight goals in 18 games for Grasshoppers this season. The player told evertontv: “It is a dream for me to sign here at Everton. I am proud and so happy to be here.” The 20-year-old joins from Grasshoppers and will be loaned back to the Zurich club for the remainder of the 2015-16 season to allow him to complete his national service. No fee was announced by Everton but it has been reported as being £3million. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

St Lucia edge Suriname 4-3 in entertaining CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship qualifiers opener

first_imgA small but vocal crowd were kept on the edge of their seats as St Lucia held off Suriname in a ‘nail-bitter’ 4-3 win to secure three points when Group A of the CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship Qualifier got on the way at the National Track and Field Centre. Tanika Bernard finished the night with a hat-trick, netting in the 28th, 57th and 64th minutes for St Lucia, while Britanya St Prix scored in the 14th minute.For Suriname, Orethea Riley (22nd, 76th) and Candy Chin-see-Chong (90+7) found the net. The two sides started slow, being patient with touches, but it was St Lucia who looked more comfortable on the ball, especially in their attacking third.St Prix had troubled the Surinamese defence early in the game but she would break away down the middle to hammer in a beauty past the advancing Suriname keeper. However, less than 10 minutes later, Riley scored her first of two goals (22nd) with a clinical finish to level the scores. Bernard would make it 2-1 in the 28th minute when she capitalised on a Suriname defensive error. The scores would remain 2-1 at the half and Bernard would net two more goals (57th and 64th) to rest St Lucia in a 4-1 lead. However, just when St Lucia thought it was already in the bag, Riley scored a beautiful header in the 76th and Chin-see-Chong 90+7 minute; a free kick from almost at the centre line handed Suriname some hope.However, resolute defending from St Lucia kept the Dutch-speaking country from securing a draw.The CONCACAF Women’s U-20 Qualifiers is being held from July 13-21. Guyana is placed in Group A along with Bermuda, Antigua and Barbuda, Suriname and St Lucia. Matches will continue on Monday from 18:00hrs at the same venue.last_img read more

RCA backs extension to lunchtime racing trials

first_img SIS may appeal High Court judgement on ARC data rights May 8, 2019 Related Articles Due to take place over a five-week period this Autumn, the Racecourse Association (RCA) has confirmed that a further trial of lunchtime racing is due to take place at five different racecourses.The news follows on from trials which took place earlier this year, which originally consisted of three race meetings during May and June, all of which commenced at midday. The new calendar will see lunchtime racing take place at Redcar, Bangor-on-Dee, Ludlow, Carlisle, and Worcester.Andy Clifton, Racing Director at the Racecourse Association, commented: “The trial of lunchtime racing earlier this year demonstrated that there is an appetite from betting customers for racing at this time of day and I am grateful to all of the racecourses taking part this Autumn.“We wanted to gain further evidence from bookmakers, horsemen, racecourses and racegoers from an extended trial over five consecutive weeks to ascertain whether this might become a more permanent part of the fixture mix moving forward, especially in a time of falling revenues.”The lunchtime trials, supported by the Horseracing Betting Levy Board (HBLB), are hoped to monitor the impact upon turnover of widening the time in which racing is available for betting customers, potentially providing additional income for the sport.As of September 25, one fixture per week will begin at 12:15pm, with the first four races at each fixture taking place at 30-minute intervals.It is hoped that the trials may support both on-course and retail bookmakers. Share Submit Horseracing prize money facing cuts as levy drops £17m May 17, 2019 StumbleUpon Share RCA backs Responsible Gambling Week 2019 October 21, 2019last_img read more

Europa League draw: Arsenal, Man United, Wolves discover group stage opponents

first_imgArsenal, Man United, Wolves, Celtic and Rangers have discovered their opponents for the 2019/20 Europa League group stage.All five British teams were in the hat when the draw took place in Monaco, but they’ve all avoided each other having been drawn in separate groups.Manchester United face a couple of long-distance midweek trips after being drawn in a Europa League group with Astana of Kazakhstan, Partizan Belgrade and AZ Alkmaar.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are set to play in Group L and their away clash with Astana will see United make a 6,000 mile round trip to Nur-Sultan.Last season’s finalists Arsenal have been drawn against Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege and Vitoria Guimaraes.Frankfurt reached the semi-finals last term before being knocked out by Chelsea.Wolves have been put in a group with Besiktas, Braga and Slovan Bratislava.Scottish Champions Celtic will play Lazio, Rennes and Cluj – the Romanian club who knocked them out of Champions League qualifying.Rangers, meanwhile, were placed with Porto, Young Boys and Feyenoord.Europa League group stage draw in full:GROUP A: Sevilla, APOEL, Qarabag, F91 DudelangeGROUP B: Dynamo Kyiv, Kopenhaven, Malmo, LuganoGROUP C: Basel, Krasnodar, Getafe, TrabzonsporGROUP D: Sporting CP, PSV Eindhoven, Rosenborg, LASKGROUP E: Lazio, Celtic, Stade Rennais, CFR ClujGROUP F: Arsenal, Eintracht Frankfurt, Standard Liege, VitoriaGROUP G: Porto, Young Boys, Feyenoord, RangersGROUP H: CSKA Moscow, Ludogorets, Espanyol, FerencvarosGROUP I: Wolfsburg, Gent, Saint-Etienne, OleksandriyaGROUP J: Roma, Borussia Monchengladbach, Istanbul Basaksehir, WolfsbergerGROUP K: Besiktas, Braga, Wolves, Slovan BratislavaGROUP L: Manchester United, Astana, Partizan Belgrade, AZ Alkmaar Source: talkSPORTlast_img read more