In many things, two is better than one. So it’s no surprise that 91 percent of study participants in the IDC InfoBrief Improving Productivity with Dual Monitors said they were more satisfied with two displays than a single one.Many of them said that dual monitors were more efficient when that research was release last year, and based on my personal experience, I agree. It doesn’t take a technical wiz to set up multiple monitors, either.With Windows 10, when you connect an additional monitor to your Dell computer, Windows will automatically detect it and display your computer’s desktop. You can then choose how you want your desktop to appear and customize the settings.Don’t let terms like Thunderbolt, display port, digital video interface, video graphics array or high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) scare you away from less eye strain and reduced effort to catch and fix errors.There are many helpful resources on Dell.com/Support; and on Twitter, our @DellCares team is here to help individual customers, and @DellCaresPro is available to assist businesses. And there are webcasts and videos that can also help.YouTube VideosAnd if you like video assistance, our @DellCares team has created many helpful videos that are available on the TechSupportDell YouTube channel. For instance, this one tells you what to do if your monitor screen is flickering.Additional videos there can help you fix a pixelated monitor, determine the best screen resolution and change it if needed, show you how to setup the frames per second (FPS) counter for games and set up a dual monitor stand.Webcast SessionsOur @DellCaresPro team member Shawn Burton is here to coach you through the different ways to configure multiple monitors in a free webcast. There are also some troubleshooting hints and tips throughout the session.This is just one of the many helpful webcasts our @DellCaresPro team regularly offers for free. You can find a list of their upcoming sessions, as well as an archive of past ones like this in our TechCenter community.But if you’re still not sure you’re ready to set up multiple monitors, or you just don’t want to devote the desktop real estate it, there is another option for multi-tasking – our Dell 43 Multi-Client Monitor.
The Vermont History Expo will be suspended for June 2009BARRE, VT (12/4/08) — The Board of Trustees of the Vermont Historical Society (VHS) met on Friday, November 21st. At that meeting the decision was made to suspend the Vermont History Expo for this upcoming year (’09).Tess Taylor, VHS Director of Education and Public Programs, explained, “The Expo has had a nine-year run at the historic Tunbridge Fairgrounds for one weekend in June each of those years. Thousands of Vermonters, and “Vermonters at Heart” old and young have been treated to two days of exhibitions by local historical societies, for whom this event was created, plus offerings by history museums, cultural heritage organizations and associations, performers, history presenters, traditional trades people. It is often referred to as ‘Vermont’s Family Reunion.'”Like most non-profit organizations in Vermont, VHS is looking at a shortfall in its budget due to factors beyond its control: cuts to our state appropriation and the economic downturn that has reduced the likelihood that some donors will be able to maintain their level of giving, plus VHS endowment investments have been compromised.Expo has had a broader and more positive impact than anyone anticipated when it was first conceived. It has become a VHS “brand” and is a signature event in Tunbridge. This year of suspended activity will afford planners the opportunity to create a plan for keeping the Expo experience fresh and responsive to our audiences.Taylor said: “This was a difficult decision. Everyone is fond of Expo. We understand how it increases recognition of local historical societies and fosters interest in Vermont History like no other event or program has. However, Expo has a big budget that utilizes a large amount of staff time; this decision will help us to keep the rest of VHS on-going programs on track. Other factors we considered are that it will be more difficult to secure donors at this time and higher costs to the local historical societies will probably mean that fewer will attend. Lastly, the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial celebration is enjoying major support and attention. This seems like a good year to step back and assess.”Planning is now in progress for alternative programming for 2009 and a fresh look for Expo in 2010.The Vermont Historical Society is a nonprofit organization with offices in Barre and Montpelier, engaging both Vermonters and “Vermonters at heart” in the exploration of our state’s rich heritage. Its purpose is to reach a broad audience through outstanding collections, statewide outreach, and dynamic programming. The Vermont Historical Society believes that an understanding of the past changes lives and builds better communities. For more information call 802-479-8500. Visit the Society’s web site at www.vermonthistory.org(link is external).
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Suzanne Goldenberg for The Guardian:With Don Blankenship headed to prison, the entire US coal industry appears headed for a historic transformation – forced mainly by cheap natural gas produced by fracking.The US energy information administration last month released estimates showing coal production declining across the country by 29% in the first 10 weeks of 2016 compared with the same period last year.The agency said it anticipates natural gas will overtake coal as the country’s biggest source of electricity this year – a projection that is expected to result in hundreds more layoffs in the coming months.On the same day, Arch Coal announced it would stop pursuing the Otter Creek project in Montana, which would have been one of the biggest surface mines in the country, blaming capital costs and weakness in the coal markets.The Obama administration has also squeezed off prospects for future coal projects, overhauling the system of fossil fuel leases on public lands. In his final State of the Union address, Obama said he would push for changes to the leasing of public lands for oil, coal and gas leases at cut-rate prices, saying: “Rather than subsidize the past, we should invest in the future.”Meanwhile, the US coal industry’s efforts to find new markets in Asia and Europe have run into troubles. China is moving away from coal, and it is getting harder to get coal to the other big potential market in India. On 1 April, the company behind the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal suspended the $700m project until the courts can rule on a challenge from the Lummi tribe.Full article: The death of US coal: industry on a steep decline as cheap natural gas rises ‘Historic Transformation’ Looms for U.S. Coal
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Thirty one Nassau County police officers will this summer begin testing body-mounted cameras as a part of a new pilot program that may later be expanded to the rest of the department.Starting on Aug. 1, select officers in the First, Third and Fifth precincts will use three different camera models for three months at a time to help the department evaluate which ones are best, officials announced Monday.“This pilot program will benefit members of the community and as well as our officers,” Acting Nassau County Commissioner Thomas Krumpter said.Police departments nationwide are increasingly using the technology to improve the gathering of evidence used in investigations and prosecutions as well as increasing transparency in officers’ interactions with the public.Nassau will be the second police department to begin using body cams on Long Island. The Freeport village police department recently launched the first such initiative on LI.The communities that the testing Nassau officers patrol include Baldwin, Elmont, Great Neck, New Cassel, Roosevelt, Uniondale and Westbury.At the conclusion of the $150,000 test, the Nassau police will use the experience to issue its recommendations to Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and the county legislature.Nassau police announced their plans to launch the pilot program in June 2014 hours after Democrats in the county legislature’s minority proposed legislation mandating that officers use such devices.The proposal came a month after two officers were allegedly caught on camera beating a Westbury man during a traffic stop. One of those officers was later charged with and pleaded not guilty to assault charges.“Transparency is the cornerstone to building public trust,” said Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D-Freeport). “Bringing body camera technology to Nassau is about protecting the police officers that risk their lives to protect us while fostering confidence in all our relations with each and every community.”The police department launched the pilot program in collaboration with the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), a Washington D.C.-based nonprofit the agency hired last year to address ethical issues after a string of recent scandals.On eastern LI, Suffolk County police said they currently have no plans to follow Nassau’s lead.“We recognize that other departments may start using them,” Suffolk police said in a statement. “We will be looking at how these departments handle a number of issues when it comes to body cameras including, legal, logistical, procedural and financial issues.”
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Long Island transgender advocates condemned as “deplorable” President Trump’s decision to rollback federal guidelines protecting the rights of transgender students in the nation’s public schools.The Trump administration’s new order rescinds a directive laid out last year by the Obama administration, which warned that preventing students from using restrooms that correspond with their gender identity could potentially make schools vulnerable to discrimination lawsuits under Title IX, a federal anti-discrimination law. Parents and supporters of transgender youth on Thursday expressed dismay at the rollback of the Obama-era guidelines, which they characterized as a dangerous assault on human rights. “All students deserve the dignity and right of being free from harassment and discrimination, including use of the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity,” David Kilmnick, CEO of The LGBT Network, said during a press conference Thursday with transgender Long Islanders and parents. “Refusing to protect our most vulnerable youth is both deplorable and dangerous.” The Departments of Justice and Education on Wednesday published a joint “Dear Colleague Letter” to the nation’s public schools revoking Obama’s guidance measures from a year ago. The administration argued that the previous administration’s directive created confusion, led to a rise in litigation and was ill-advised because it lacked “extensive legal analysis.” The letter also makes clear that the new administration believes that decisions regarding education policy should fall on individual states and local school districts—a notion long championed by Republicans. Transgender advocates bristled at the suggestion that protection for trans youth fall under education policy instead of more broad federal anti-discrimination laws. “They covertly use the words like safety, privacy, state rights and choice to justify their actions when in fact they are working against the values Americans hold most dear: freedom, equality, and justice,” Kilmnick said. LGBT advocates acknowledged that students in New York State are protected under a similar guidance directive issued by the state Department of Education in 2015 and more broadly, under the Dignity for All Students Act, which was signed into law in 2010. Regardless of state law, Kilmnick said falling complacent is dangerous because the protection groups currently enjoy at the state level could eventually be eroded depending on the ever-changing political winds. “We have to be vigilant, we have to resist, we have to stand together and not let this administration keep stripping away civil rights and liberties from all these different groups,” Kilmnick said. Those most affected expressed consternation at the president’s latest decision. “Yesterday really hit home because I am a parent of a transgender youth,” said Lauren Bocketti of Massapequa. Turning to her son Zach Mahmud, she said, “He is my hero, he is the greatest person that I know.” Mahmud, who is 10, transitioned at the age of 4. He was only 2 when he went to his mother and said: “Why did God make me a girl?” Despite the challenges, Mahmud has been “treated fairly” at his elementary school, Bocketti said, adding that her son’s principal often reaches out to report on how he’s doing. “This cannot be allowed to go on,” she said of the attacks on transgender people. Madeline Bruni, 18, began her transition in middle school, she said. She owed her ability to persevere to her family, who supported her through the process. “If you’re going to take away something it has to be a privilege, using the bathroom of your choice is not a privilege, it’s a human right,” Bruni said.Bruni said she’s been mocked, had the police called on her at a local restaurant after entering a bathroom, and was told to use the nurse’s bathroom at school following complaints from other parents. “It almost made me feel like I was some kind of deviant,” she said. Ethan Diaz of Hempstead said he personally had never been confronted but has heard troubling stories from friends about their bathroom odysseys. “Just knowing my friends, my community, had problems and can’t even bring themselves to use the bathroom they feel they’re assigned to—not even assigned—deserve to use,” he said. “They can’t feel comfortable enough, so they go to the restroom that makes them uncomfortable, gives them anxiety, makes them feel scared even more.” New York State in 2015 issued its own guidance to school districts stipulating that students should be allowed to use bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. On Thursday, state officials reminded schools of their responsibility and said they’d stand up for students’ rights. “In New York, whether you are gay, straight or transgender, Muslim, Jewish or Christian, rich or poor, black or white or brown, we respect all people–and we will continue to enforce our laws and stand united against those who seek to drive us apart,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement. “Transgender youth are valued members of our schools and communities across New York State, yet statistics show that more than half of them will attempt suicide at least once by their 20th birthday,” said state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia. “So we must do everything in our power to create learning environments that are safe and welcoming for all. The guidance we have developed with Attorney General [Eric] Schneiderman and our partners underscores the value we place on respecting all students and indeed all people.”Schniederman, one of Trump’s most staunch critics, said schools are mandated to protect the rights of all students, including transgender youth. “The Trump Administration’s decision to rescind this guidance sends a dangerous and divisive message and threatens some of our most vulnerable young people,” he said. “But in New York State, the law remains the law—and school districts have independent duties to protect transgender students from discrimination and harassment when they go to school.” What’s most egregious, Klimnick of LGBT Network said, is how fear among transgender kids has become normalized in society. “That is not something that we should accept,” he said.
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Forty-three British companies doing business in wind and marine energy sectors closed 445 deals for 434 projects across the globe and exported goods and services to 44 countries in 2017, with Germany being the leading market, according to RenewableUK’s latest report Export Nation. RenewableUK’s report, released after a survey carried out with the 43 companies as an illustrative sample, demonstrates the global success of UK-based companies working in the onshore and offshore wind, wave and tidal energy industries, the UK organisation said.The contracts were worth up to GBP 7.5 million each, with some companies earning GBP 20 million overall from their wind and marine energy exports last year.RenewableUK’s Chief Executive Hugh McNeal said: “It’s great to see that UK companies are winning multi-million pound contracts to work on wind and marine energy projects on all seven continents. We are an outward-looking sector, increasingly export-led, securing new deals worldwide.”UK companies delivered contracts ranging from exporting small onshore wind turbines, providing 80-metre blades and cables for offshore wind farms, to exporting expertise by providing consultants for foreign projects.After Germany as the top export destination in 2017, these companies delivered their goods and/or services to, in order of importance: the USA, France, Denmark, China, the Netherlands, Ireland, Taiwan, Belgium and Japan, with other significant markets being Australia, Singapore and South Korea.We are working with the Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to secure continued growth in the industries we represent. Globally, the renewable energy market is worth over $300bn a year; in 2017 we saw investment in renewables reach $333.5 billion, bringing cumulative global investment since 2010 to $2.5 trillion.As the UK leaves the European Union, we must ensure that we seize export opportunities for our businesses in global growth sectors such as renewable energy.“The global renewable energy market is now worth over $300 billion a year. Making the most of our international trading opportunities in clean energy will help us to grow British industry and boost the future prosperity of the UK economy,” McNeal said.
But during last week’s debates, the senators have agreed to the December 2022 schedule, finding the five-year extension of office on current village and youth leaders too long. With 21 affirmative votes, zero negative votes and no abstentions, the Senate approved on final reading Senate Bill No. 1043 seeking to postpone the barangay and SK polls from May 2020 to Dec. 5, 2022. MANILA – The Senate has unanimouslyapproved a bill postponing the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK)elections. If signed into law, it will be the third time that the barangay and SK elections will be postponed under the Duterte administration./PN After the December 2022 local poll exercise, the subsequent synchronized barangay and SK elections shall be held on the first Monday of December 2025 and every three years thereafter. The elected officials shall assume office at noon of Jan. 1, 2023. Once enacted into law, there will be two elections in 2022: the presidential elections in May and the synchronized barangay and SK elections seven months after. “Dahil sa postponement ng barangay at SK elections, matitipid ng gobyerno ang halagang P5 billion para sa halalan at pwedeng ilaan sa ibang ahensya na mas kailangan ng pondo,” said Senator Imee Marcos, who chairs the Senate Electoral Reforms Committee. “Pwedeng ilaan ang pondo sa Department of Agriculture para ibili ng aning palay ng mga magsasaka sa gitna ng pagbagsak ng presyo ng palay. Maaari ring ilaan ang pondo sa Department of Education para sa K to 12 program nito,” she added. The approval of the postponement for barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan 2020 polls came after President Rodrigo Duterte asked Congress during his last State of the Nation Address to again put on hold the village and youth council elections. ABS-CBN News The measure, which was the first bill approved by the Senate in the current 18th Congress, initially proposed to have the barangay and SK elections to take place on second Monday of May 2023.
Jose Mourinho insists he remains unfazed by the pressure to avoid a third season without silverware as Chelsea prepare to launch their Barclays Premier League title bid. Chelsea open their league account at promoted Burnley on Monday night, with Mourinho claiming he is a glutton for punishment for shouldering high-pressure managerial assignments. “I’m not a very intelligent guy in choosing my teams, because I like to work, I like to build, I don’t like easy jobs,” said Mourinho. “I don’t like to get clubs worked by other managers before me. “I don’t like to arrive on time to collect the fruit of their trees. “When I went to Porto, the season before that they were fifth. “Remember what Madrid was when I went there, and what Inter was when I went to Inter. “And when I came back to Chelsea, I came in a moment where one team was over and another one needed to come. “And at the same time I came to a league which is the only league where six teams are competing for the title. Mourinho left Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, returning for a second managerial stint at Stamford Bridge. The decorated Portuguese boss was unable to guide the Blues to a trophy in his first campaign back at the helm – but believes shrewd summer transfer business can now end his barren run. Press Association “So I’m not good in choosing my jobs – or I’m good because I choose what I really love. “So this is my second year of a project, and I’m so happy with that.” Mourinho rejected the notion Chelsea must win the league to secure a successful campaign. “At the end of the season, you, the supporters and the players will judge my work,” he said. “More important than all of you, my boss, my owner, my board – they will judge my work too. “For some to achieve success will be to win the league. “I understand that because of my last 10 years and Chelsea’s last 10 years. “But I really don’t care about it, all I care about is being myself – working hard every day, having ambition to win always the next game. “It doesn’t matter the competition, it doesn’t matter the opponent, and this is part of me. “I don’t need that from you, the supporters, or anybody to motivate me more than naturally I am. “So I want to win against Burnley, that’s the first step, and to win against Burnley will be very hard, I can imagine.”
LEAH BELLACK/Herald photoWhile his team returned to Madison 0-2 after losses to Boston College and New Hampshire over the weekend, Wisconsin hockey coach Mike Eaves felt his players learned a lot from the two games — especially the freshmen.“I think the weekend for our freshmen overall was pretty good,” Eaves said in his press conference Monday. “You take a look at the numbers, the numbers say the same things that we felt in terms of production. So from that standpoint, it was a good springboard for them. We need to continue to build on that.”UW saw several of its newcomers contribute on the scoring sheet in the opening weekend. Forward Jordy Murray had a goal and an assist in Wisconsin’s 5-4 loss to Boston College, while fellow freshman Ryan Little added two assists — including one on Murray’s second-period goal. Eric Springer also collected his first collegiate goal, and Jake Gardiner and Derek Stepan contributed an assist each.With a balanced output from his freshmen, Eaves couldn’t pinpoint just one player who stood out in their first series.“You could put a blanket on several of them. I think that you go right down the list, Jordy Murray, Derek Stepan, Matt Thurber did his thing,” Eaves said. “There were some times that the young defensemen actually did some very nice things in playing their first college game. It’d be tough to have one young man step out because they do different things; they play different positions.“I just think overall it was a very pleasant surprise and a good start for them.”With that in mind, there were also times when the inexperience showed, Eaves said.“We had three freshmen defensemen in the lineup Friday night against the No. 1 team in the country. We were kind of worried about that,” Eaves said.“Giving up the 10 goals was a combination of young defensemen, and Saturday, quite honestly, in the third period we did look a little tired.”As good as some of the freshmen looked, it was the returning members that seemed to struggle for Wisconsin on the road. Defenseman Jamie McBain finished the weekend at minus-five; juniors John Mitchell and Blake Geoffrion had eight and six penalty minutes, respectively; and only two upperclassmen (Mitchell and co-captain Ben Street) scored goals in the two games.“They just struggled this weekend. I think they know it,” Eaves said of his veterans. “They feel bad about it, and they’re very thankful we play this weekend. They get a chance to play at the level that they know they can.”Gudmandson gets start in Saturday’s lossSenior netminder Shane Connelly started the season against Boston College Friday for Wisconsin, giving up five goals but making 32 saves in the process.“Shane Connelly did exactly what we hoped he’d do and bought us some time by making some big saves,” Eaves said. “Shane played very well.”But Eaves chose to go with sophomore goalie Scott Gudmandson, who made just six appearances all of last year, going 1-1-2.Gudmandson faced 33 New Hampshire shots Saturday, allowing five goals in his first road start. Still, his coach liked what he saw in the young goaltender.“In talking to Scotty on the way home, he knows that he played well. He looked very sharp,” Eaves said. “The first goal was kind of unfortunate because it went off the glass, he didn’t know where it was, and it ended up on their stick and in the net. And then they scored within a minute later. That one wasn’t his fault, but the third one he’d like to have back.“[It] was good to see him play like that. He played like a big-timer in that first period, and that’s something he can build on.”Replay system gets faceliftAs Wisconsin prepares itself for the upcoming series at Denver this Friday and Saturday, thoughts of last year’s contest between these two teams come to mind.When the Badgers traveled to face the Pioneers, they were the victims of an officiating mistake by referee Randy Schmidt. After it appeared that Matthew Ford scored the game-tying goal just before time expired, Schmidt reviewed the replay and said the clock was at zero when the puck crossed the line.With a new video review system, different angles of the new will now be used and multiple officials will view the replays.“The league responded to a situation. Will that be sufficient enough? We hope,” Eaves said. “Time will tell us in terms of if something similar does happen, will the steps they put in alleviate some of the things that we had to deal with? That is the hope.”