Continue Reading Previous IAR Systems and Secure Thingz launch Embedded Trust and C-TrustNext Rohde & Schwarz presents innovative T&M equipment for embedded systems Kontron announces the new Qseven-Q7AMX8X module, which is characterized by its low power consumption and, thanks to the powerful NXP i.MX8X processor in dual-core and quad-core configuration respectively, it is ideally suited as a basis for networked terminals in industrial applications. The new Qseven module is designed for use in the extended temperature range from -40 to +85°C and is therefore also suitable for use in machines and devices that have to withstand harsh industrial environments. The new Qseven-Q7AMX8X will be available in three standard versions: with the QuadX+, the DualX+ and the DualX processor, up to four Cortex A35 cores, clocked up to 1.2 GHz. An additional Cortex-M4 core can be used for smaller management tasks in the system that previously required a separate controller. The new Qseven module will be on display at embedded world 2019 at Kontron’s booth.The new module in the Qseven form factor with the dimensions 70x70mm offers the possibility to operate two displays. An HDMI and a dual-channel LVDS interface are available for this purpose. The equipment also includes up to three GB LPDDR4 memory, one Gigabit Ethernet port, up to three PCI Express and five USB 2.0 ports as well as one USB 3.0 port. Between 2 and 64GB eMMC 5.0 flash memory serve as mass storage. In addition, the Qseven-Q7AMX8X module has a SDIO card slot and a serial interface. With numerous additional interfaces, the module can be used according to individual requirements, including one I2S, one I2C, one SPI, two MIPI CSI, eight GPIO and one CAN interface. Uboot serves as boot loader, a board support package for Yocto Linux is available.The Qseven-Q7AMX8X module optionally supports the Kontron APPROTECT security solution powered by Wibu-Systems. A security chip from Wibu-Systems, embedded as a fixed part of the system, in combination with a software framework specially developed for this chip, prevents reverse engineering and copying attempts from the user’s own IP address as well as from a third-party software. Kontron APPROTECT Licensing also allows individual application functions, e.g. for demo purposes, to be available only for a time based trial version or based on time base, by counting executions.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules
Unai Emery admits that Arsenal must start performing better in the first-halves, despite claiming their 11th straight win at Sporting Lisbon on ThursdayBoth sides got off to a slow start at the Estádio José Alvalade with Arsenal managing just two tame shots on target before the interval.But the Gunners began to improve afterwards with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang twice being denied by Sporting goalkeeper Rúben Ribeiro.However, Danny Welbeck bounced on a Sebastian Coates error to score a 77th-minute winner for Arsenal in their Group E game in the Europa League.Arsenal have extended their winning run to 11 games in all competitions, but Emery knows that there is still work to be done if they are to match the club’s record of 14 victories in a row.Merson believes Arsenal should sign Sancho Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho might be the perfect player to play for the Gunners, according to former England international Paul Merson.“Each match is a very big opportunity to improve things and one thing is this. We spoke in the dressing room before the start of the match today about our objectives,” said Emery on Arsenal.com.“And one objective is this. But the most important thing is that when we were in the dressing room at half-time, we spoke.“We cannot impose our ideas in the first 45 minutes but in the second half we have the chance and the opportunity to change the result and continue in our way, thinking only to win this match and to improve things in the second half.“I think we did that in the 45 minutes of the second half. But we need to continue finding the solution for us to be better in the first halves.”Arsenal will now travel to Crystal Palace on Sunday for a Premier League match.
WILMINGTON, MA — To continue the testing of federally mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) technology, the MBTA will replace weekend Lowell Line train service with free bus shuttle service between Lowell Station and the Orange Line (connecting at Wellington Station) beginning July 7-8 with an anticipated completion in December 2018, with the exception of the July 28-29 weekend.Should testing be completed sooner than scheduled, customers will be notified prior to the return of train service via train announcements, Twitter @MBTA and @MBTA_CR, and T-alerts.Regular train service July 28 – 29Regular weekend Lowell Line train service during the weekend of July 28-29 comes as a response to customer feedback and input regarding Lowell Folk Festival festivities taking place during that time period. As a result, the MBTA has modified its shuttle schedule to accommodate riders and crowds attending the festival with regular weekend Lowell Line train service on July 28-29.PTC and GLX work on the Lowell LineWith efficiency as a top priority, the MBTA will also take advantage of Lowell Line weekend shutdowns related to PTC by performing work on the Green Line Extension (GLX) project. During weekends in August and possibly into late fall 2018, in which the Lowell Line train service will already be replaced with bus shuttles, GLX is able to perform construction activities that include the shifting of some portions of the Lowell Line track to make room for new Green Line rail in the same area.Bus Shuttle DetailsThe free weekend bus service along the Lowell Line between Lowell and Wellington on the Orange Line will make stops at all stations (except North Station). At Wellington, riders can make subway connections via the Orange Line using a one-way fare costing $2.25 on a CharlieCard or $2.75 with cash/CharlieTicket.All buses are accessible for persons with disabilities. Bicycles are prohibited on all buses during all service hours.Customers should also note that on Labor Day (Monday, September 3), regular Sunday train service schedules will operate on the Lowell Line, not weekend-related bus shuttles.More About PTCThe Lowell and Stoughton Commuter Rail Lines have been identified by the MBTA as PTC “pilot” lines as required by Federal PTC regulations. Rigorous testing of the new system must be completed on these lines by the end of 2018 with similarly robust testing occurring on all lines in which PTC is implemented following the success of each pilot line.The first MBTA PTC installation began the weekend of July 8, 2017, on the Newburyport/Rockport Commuter Rail Line with various Commuter Rail lines across the system currently at various stages of PTC hardware installation.The MBTA’s PTC Implementation Plan submitted to the Federal Railroad Administration provides for the installation of hardware on all commuter rail lines and 2 pilot lines in service (Stoughton Line and Lowell Line) by the end of 2018 with full PTC implementation by December 31, 2020.(NOTE: The above press release is from the MBTA.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email email@example.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedMBTA Adds Extra Late-Night Commuter Rail Trains For This Weekend’s Lowell Folk FestivalIn “Government”Lowell Line Weekend Commuter Rail Service To Be Replaced By Bus Shuttle For 3 Weekends Beginning May 12In “Government”No Weekend Commuter Rail Service On Lowell Line From August 5 to October 1In “Government”
Indian stock markets opened October trading on a positive note with both the benchmark indices â€” the BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty â€” ending Monday’s trading with gains of about 1.40 percent each. The rally led by realty, auto and power stocks was aided by easing tensions between India and Pakistan after the national security advisers (NSAs) talked to each other.The gains in indices coincide with the first meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting that began on Monday and will conclude on Tuesday after which the MPC will announce its statement on interest rate, inflation and GDP.The BSE Sensex gained 377 points, or 1.35 percent, to close at 28,243, while the NSE Nifty ended 127 points higher at 8,738. The first meeting of the MPC will deliberate on interest rate and other key policy issues; the committee will be releasing its statement on Tuesday at 2.30pm.Previously in the day, Sartaj Aziz, adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on foreign affairs, was quoted as saying by IANS that the NSAs of the two countries â€” Ajit Doval and his Pakistani counterpart Nasser Janjua â€” talked to each other to ease tensions in the wake of the recent “surgical strikes” by the Indian Army on terror launchpads along the LoC in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.”Both the officials stressed on the need to establish contact to reduce tensions along the Line of Control,” Aziz said.Stocks that gained the most on Monday were from rate-sensitive realty, auto and power sectors. Top gainers in the realty space included Prestige Estates (5.14 percent), DLF (4.45 percent), HDIL (4.25 percent) and Sobha (2.62 percent).Auto stocks that rallied included Maruti Suzuki (3.70 percent to close at Rs. 5,681.85), Hero Motocorp (3.18 percent to end at Rs. 3,523) and Mahindra (2.64 percent at Rs. 1,443.05).Among other stocks, Adani Ports gained 3 percent to close at Rs. 264.45, while scrips that hit a new 52-week-high on Monday included Hindustan Zinc (Rs. 262.80), SRF (Rs. 1,907.30) and Zee Entertainment (Rs. 588.80).
Photo courtesy of Center of Central American Resources, CRECENSupporters of the TPS for Honduras and other Latin American countries rallied in Houston on May 1, 2018.The termination of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Honduran nationals has caused angst and uncertainty among the Houston Honduran community, with some of them willing to live as undocumented immigrants just to stay in the United States.“(Honduran) people are not thinking of going back,” says Manuel Valladares, who leads Hondureños Unidos de Texas (United Hondurans of Texas), a grassroots group that helps immigrants from Honduras who live in the state.Valladares is a U.S. permanent resident. However, he knows the situation of many TPS recipients well because of the work he does through his organization. According to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, there are around 6,000 Hondurans in the Greater Houston area who are TPS recipients. “They will do the impossible to stay and find a solution,” he emphasizes, and they still have a hope that the federal government might provide some kind of “relief” to TPS recipients, allowing them to stay in the U.S. Share Window of opportunityThe silver lining of an otherwise tough decision, says Valladares, is that the TPS for Honduras will still be valid until January of 2020, which gives that community some time to weigh their options.In its May 4th announcement to terminate the protected status for Hondurans in the U.S., the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) noted that the conditions that resulted from Hurricane Mitch –which is the reason why the status was established— “have notably improved.”“Obviously, the conditions were going to improve considerably”, says Jaime Espinosa, a 55 year-old Honduran and a TPS recipient who has lived in Houston since 1996. “It wasn’t possible that the (Honduran) government kept destroyed streets, destroyed roads, the buildings collapsed…” Espinosa, who owns a furniture store in Houston, argues that the federal government’s argument to end the TPS doesn’t have a solid foundation, and laments that “regardless of Hurricane Mitch, there are other social phenomena that Honduras is going through” such as drug trafficking and organized crime, along with “corruption” and “impunity.”For TPS recipients who have already made a life in the U.S. by raising a family and starting a business –like Espinosa— the termination of the status feels “horrible.”So, what’s the plan? Espinosa acknowledges that at this moment he doesn’t have one. He has an American citizen 17 year-old son and one of the options he is considering is to have his son eventually filing an immigration petition for him and his wife, also a TPS recipient.Then again, even if Espinosa’s son filed the petition, he would have to wait until turning 21 years-old and, considering the TPS will be terminated in January of 2020, there would be a period of time between the termination of the status and the moment when Espinosa’s son would be legally entitled to petition his parents.In that scenario, Espinosa says he might be willing to stay in Houston living as an undocumented immigrant.Low profile“We are considering it,” asserts Espinosa, who adds that if he did that he would keep a “low profile.” But, like others, Espinosa still hopes there is a possibility that the Congress would pass a law allowing TPS recipients to stay. Ismael Andino, another TPS recipient from Honduras living in Houston, is also weighing staying undocumented in the U.S. once the status is fully terminated.Andino, who has lived in the U.S. since 1998 and works as a network technician, says staying as an undocumented immigrant is certainly not his plan A, but he can’t rule it out because he deems that returning to Honduras is not “viable at all” due to the high levels of crime.“I prefer to live here illegally in this country over living legally but fearful for the life of my family in Honduras,” says Andino, who is married with three U.S.-born children: A 9 year-old girl and two 8 year-old twins. Andino is convinced that he and his family would be in danger in Honduras because local criminals would know he had lived in the U.S. for many years and would assume he has financial means. “What worries me the most is the criminality,” he says, “if they think that I have lived for almost twenty years here in this country, the first thing that is going to cross their mind is: ‘Oh, this one brings a lot of money. Let’s see how we kidnap one of his children’.”Andino will consult with an immigration attorney to find out whether he has any chance to stay in the U.S. He thinks getting a visa sponsored by the company he works for could be an option, but he acknowledges it could be a long shot.The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security underscored the high level of criminality in its ‘Honduras 2017 Crime & Safety Report.’ The report highlighted that the Honduran government “lacks the resources to fully address crime and violence” and added there are no areas in major urban cities that are deemed free of violent crime.Citing data compiled by the National Violence Observatory, an academic research institution that is part of Honduras’ National Public University, the report also notes that the Central American country has had one of the highest murder rates in the world since 2010. It also touches on the gang factor and indicates there are an estimated 7,000 street gang members, with the 18th Street and MS-13 (also known as the Mara Salvatrucha) being “the most active and powerful” gangs. The report details these gangs specialize in murder for hire, extortion and carjacking.Silvia Mintz, a seasoned immigration attorney that works in Houston, says petitions filed by U.S.-born children of TPS recipients can be a doable alternative in some cases, but adds that some of these immigrants should restart immigration applications, for instance petitions from relatives who are American citizens, that they may have initiated years ago.“They left those petitions on the back of their mind because they were feeling secure with the TPS, but now is the time to go and revisit those petitions,” says Mintz.
By AMELIA NIERENBERG, Associated PressDAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The Museum of Black Civilizations in Senegal opened this month amid a global conversation about the ownership and legacy of African art. The West African nation’s culture minister isn’t shy: He wants the thousands of pieces of cherished heritage taken from the continent over the centuries to come home.“It’s entirely logical that Africans should get back their artworks,” Abdou Latif Coulibaly told The Associated Press. “These works were taken in conditions that were perhaps legitimate at the time but illegitimate today.”In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, The Museum of Black Civilizations is seen during the inauguration in Dakar, Senegal. The new museum in Dakar is the latest sign that welcoming spaces across the continent are being prepared. Focusing on Africa and its diaspora, it has been decades in the making. (AP Photo/Amelia Nierenberg)Last month, a report commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron recommended that French museums give back works taken without consent, if African countries request them. Macron has stressed the “undeniable crimes of European colonization,” adding that “I cannot accept that a large part of African heritage is in France.”The new museum in Dakar is the latest sign that welcoming spaces across the continent are being prepared.The museum, with its focus on Africa and the diaspora, is decades in the making. The idea was conceived when Senegal’s first president, internationally acclaimed poet Leopold Sedar Senghor, hosted the World Black Festival of Arts in 1966.At the museum’s vibrant opening, sculptors from Los Angeles, singers from Cameroon and professors from Europe and the Americas came to celebrate, some in tears. “This moment is historic,” Senegalese President Macky Sall said. “It is part of the continuity of history.”Perhaps reflecting the tenuous hold that African nations still have on their own legacy objects, the museum will not have a permanent collection. Filling the 148,000-square-foot circular structure, one of the largest of its kind on the continent, is complicated by the fact that countless artifacts have been dispersed around the world.Both the inaugural exhibition, “African Civilizations: Continuous Creation of Humanity,” and the museum’s curator take a far longer view than the recent centuries of colonization and turmoil. Current works highlight the continent as the “cradle of civilization” and the echoes found among millions of people in the diaspora today.“Colonization? That’s just two centuries,” curator Hamady Bocoum told the AP, saying that proof of African civilization is at least 7,000 years old, referencing a skull discovered in present-day Chad.Like others, Bocoum is eager to see artifacts return for good. The exhibition includes 50 pieces on loan from France, including more than a dozen from the Quai Branly museum in Paris.More than 5,000 pieces in the Quai Branly come from Senegal alone, Bocoum said.“When we see the inventory of the Senegalese objects that are found in France, we’re going to ask for certain of those objects,” Bocoum said. “For the moment, we have not yet started negotiations.”He brushed off concerns that African institutions might be unable to care for their own heritage, pointing to the new museum’s humidified, air-conditioned storage space.The history of some of the objects in the opening exhibition is grim. Pointing to the saber of El Hadj Umar Tall, a 19th-century West African thinker who fought against French colonialism, Bocoum described how French troops fighting him stripped local women of their elaborate jewelry by cutting off their ears.Contemporary works in the exhibition touch on both triumph and tragedy. There are black-and-white photographs of African nightclubs in the 1960s shot by famous Malian photographer Malick Sidibe, and a stark mural by Haitian artist Philippe Dodard depicting African religions and the middle passage.Works by Yrneh Gabon Brown, based in Los Angeles, reference slavery and contemporary race relations in America.“Sometimes I feel like a motherless child,” Brown told the AP. “And here, as a member of Africa’s English-speaking diaspora, I am proud, reaffirmed.”France, whose president in recent weeks has pledged to return 26 pieces to Benin, is just one of many countries loaning works for the new museum’s opening exhibition. Bocoum now is working with dozens of institutions around the world to plan future exhibits.“This museum is celebrating the resilience of black people,” professor Linda Carty, who teaches African American studies at Syracuse University, told the AP at its opening. “This is a forced recognition of how much black people have brought to the world. We were first.That’s been taken away from us, and we now have reclaimed it.”___Follow Africa news at https://twitter.com/AP_Africa
×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 The day has nearly arrived for Apple to show the world whether there’s any fire behind the smoke of its streaming service.Apple has kept a tight lid on most of the details of its upcoming service, even keeping its creative partners in the dark about how exactly their work will be distributed. What is undisputed, however, is that the tech giant with a nearly $1 trillion market cap has lined up a who’s who of high-profile talent to vault it into the increasingly crowded original-content arena.Apple is set to unveil its plans for a launching of a revved up Apple TV offering aggregating channels and apps, its plan for original content and a subscription news service on Monday at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif.The company’s active roster is focused on well-known IP and packages with big names in front of and behind the camera. The company has been widely reported to have budgeted $1 billion to launch its most ambitious TV effort to date. However, executives of some video services have complained of a power imbalance in their dealings with Amazon, with the e-commerce giant handling all of their customer relations. Some services may be wary that Apple will become another powerful middle-man. But with the exception of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, few have said outright that they won’t be part of Apple’s service.Overall, analysts are widely optimistic ahead of Monday’s announcement. Needham & Company’s Laura Martin upgraded Apple from a “buy” to a “strong buy” recommendation this week, arguing that the launch of the video service could help the company to both extract more value from each customer, and also dramatically reduce churn. “Our calculations imply that services double the lifetime value per user,” Martin wrote in a note to investors.Wedbush Securities analyst Daniel Ives was equally optimistic, writing in a note to investors: “We believe Monday’s announcement is just the tip of the iceberg for Cook’s broader streaming content strategy to take hold and in our opinion adds a significant potential catalyst to the Apple services growth story for years to come.” Popular on Variety Among the high-profile shows ordered to series at Apple are:a Reese Witherspoon-Jennifer Aniston morning show drama;an Emily Dickinson half-hour series starring Hailee Steinfeld;dramas “Little Voices” and “My Glory Was I Had Such Friends” from executive producer J.J. Abrams, with the latter to star Jennifer Garner;drama “Are You Sleeping” starring Octavia Spencer;an adaptation of the book “Defending Jacob” starring and executive produced by Chris Evans; a based-on-a-true story CIA drama starring “Captain Marvel’s” Brie Larson;and a video-game development studio comedy from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s” Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day.And that’s just for starters. Nearly two years after Apple recruited former Sony TV presidents Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, not a single frame of footage from any of Apple’s shows has been publicly released. One aspect of Apple’s subscription television product that has been confirmed is that the company will not only distribute its own shows but also seeks to be a gateway to selling third-party video subscription services like Starz and Showtime, for a healthy fee. It remains to be seen if AT&T’s HBO will be an Apple partner. Netflix disclosed last week that it will not be on the platform.This part of Apple’s video push is expected to closely mimic Amazon’s Channels business. The e-commerce giant has found success in subscription video with the help of established customer relationships: Amazon already has billing information for its customers on file, and is streaming HBO and Showtime through the same apps that consumers already use to access Amazon’s own content. Finally, Amazon has made it dead-simple to subscribe to new channels directly from its Fire TV devices, with nothing more than your TV remote.All of that has helped the company to turn Channels into the biggest marketplace for standalone video subscription services since its launch in late 2015, with The Diffusion Group estimating a year ago that Amazon was singlehandedly responsible for 55% of all standalone video subscriptions.