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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden used a virtual meeting with corporate leaders about a global shortage of semiconductors to push Monday for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, telling them that the U.S. should be the world's computer chip leader. "We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday,” he told the group of 19 executives from the technology, chip and automotive industries. “China and the rest of the world is not waiting and there’s no reason why Americans should wait.” He said the country hasn't made big investments to stay ahead of global competitors, and it needs to step up its game. Biden made an appearance at the meeting between administration officials and company leaders held to discuss developing a stronger U.S. computer chip supply chain. The meeting came as the global chip shortage continued to plague a wide array of industries. CEOs of AT&T, Dell, Ford, General Motors, Stellantis (formerly Fiat Chrysler), Intel, Northrop Grumman, and others were scheduled to attend. But industry experts say there's little they can do to stem the shortage, which has delayed a new iPhone and forced automakers to temporarily shut factories because they're running short of the multiple computers needed to run engines, transmissions, brakes and other essential features. Instead, Biden brought up developing a U.S. chip supply chain since most are made in Asia and shipped to the U.S. In February he ordered a review of the supply chain and pledged to work with international partners to ensure stable supplies. Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said there's little that can be done immediately to end the current problem. “This could change things over the next three to five years, but for right now, there's no structural changes that could alleviate the shortage," he said. The shortage already has made it harder for schools to buy enough laptops for students forced to learn from home, delayed the release of popular products and created mad scrambles to find the latest video game consoles. But things have worsened in recent weeks, particularly in the auto industry, where factories are shutting down because there aren’t enough chips to finish building vehicles that are becoming rolling computers. The coronavirus pandemic touched off a cascade of events that led to the problems. Chip factories had to shut down early last year, particularly overseas where most processors are made. By the time they reopened, they had a backlog that was worsened by unforeseen demand. Personal computer demand, for instance, spiked as government lockdowns forced millions of office employees and students to work or attend class remotely. High demand for consumer electronics squeezed the auto industry. Chip makers compounded the pressure by rejiggering factory lines to better serve the consumer-electronics market, which generates far more revenue for them than autos. After eight weeks of pandemic-induced shutdown in the spring, automakers started reopening factories earlier than expected. But they found out that chip makers weren’t able to flip a switch quickly and make the more robust processors needed for cars. Industry executives say the shortage should start to end by the third quarter of this year. It's merely a symptom of a larger problem of the U.S. relying too much on Asia for critical parts such as semiconductors, said Ives said, who called the meeting long overdue. “I think now it's just exposing the structural issues as well as some of the potential national security issues the U.S. faces, given our reliance on Asia,” he said. The U.S. has only 12% of the world's semiconductor factory capacity, down from 37% in 1990, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. The shortage comes just as the auto industry is accelerating plans to shift away from internal combustion vehicles, shifting more toward those powered by batteries. As part of his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan, Biden wants to spend $174 billion over eight years on electric vehicles. That figure includes incentives for consumers, grants to build 500,000 charging stations, and money to develop U.S. supply chains for parts and minerals needed to make batteries. Biden also wants Congress to put $50 billion into semiconductor manufacturing and research. Tom Krisher And Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press
VANCOUVER — The City of Vancouver has outlined the amounts of various drugs people should be allowed to carry for a three-day supply as it seeks a federal exemption to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use. Its proposal aimed at combating the overdose crisis is part of an application to Health Canada and lists possession thresholds for four main drugs: opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine and amphetamine. The recommended amounts for opioids are listed as two grams, while three grams are proposed for cocaine, one gram or 10 rocks for crack cocaine and 1.5 grams for amphetamine, based on long-term studies of drug users. Mayor Kennedy Stewart says the city has worked with police, the health authority's chief medical health officer and experts to determine the three-day thresholds that would prevent people from seeking drugs on a daily basis. The effort is aimed at removing criminal sanctions and reducing stigma as part of a health-focused approach to substance use. British Columbia has also asked for a federal exemption to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of drugs for personal use after a record number of people died from overdose last year. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
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Entertainment news show “Access Hollywood” and its sister talk show “Access Daily” have both been renewed for three more seasons through 2025 in national syndication. “We are thrilled to continue our successful partnership with the NBC Owned stations, bringing the Access brand to local stations for additional seasons,” said NBCuniversal Syndication Studios executive vice president […]
"Emancipation," which will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, is the first major film to pull out of the state over the controversial legislation.
The head of the World Trade Organization said on Monday a meeting this week to tackle "glaring" inequity in COVID-19 vaccine allocation will be attended by major manufacturers and look at solutions such as firing up idle or under-used manufacturing plants in Africa and Asia. WTO Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a former Nigerian minister and World Bank executive who took up the position last month, has vowed to "forget business as usual" at the ailing 25-year-old global trade watchdog and said her top priority was to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The April 14 meeting will bring together vaccine makers from the United States, China and Russia, ministers from wealthy and developing countries, and banking officials to discuss vaccine export restrictions, scaling up manufacturing and a waiver of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 drugs and shots, she told Reuters.
WELLINGTON COUNTY – An update to the County of Wellington’s Road Master Action Plan (RMAP) showed residents’ biggest priority is safer roads. The RMAP, launched in January, is a large-scale study mapping out improvements on the county’s road network. This did not include provincial or municipal roads. Residents were invited to take a survey and to pinpoint speeding issues, safety concerns, intersection improvements, opportunities for improvement or general comments on a mapping tool. In a report going to the roads committee by county engineer Don Kudo and Dillon Consulting, results of this showed speeding and safety issues made up over half of the comments received on the mapping tool. A heat map showed comments were largely concentrated in Fergus and south of Guelph in the Township of Puslinch. Residents were asked to prioritize goals of the RMAP and the number one ranking was: “create a transportation network with a focus on safety.” The speed management guidelines section of the report notes safer roads do not necessarily mean lowering the speed limit. The strongest influence on a driver’s travel speed is the physical appearance of the road and not the posted speed limit the report notes. Highlighted issues with speed limits posted too low were: “Collision potential is lowest when the difference in operating speed between vehicles in the traffic stream is smallest,” the report said. The best practice noted in the report to achieve this is to set the posted speed limit at what 85 per cent of traffic travel at or lower. For example in a case study on Wellington Road 32/Lake Road in Puslinch, which was the subject to numerous complaints from residents, 85 per cent of drivers traveled at 70 km/hr or lower. Based on that and a Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) risk guidelines, the posted speed limit would be recommended to increase from 50 to 70 km/h in the westerly portion of the road and 60 km/hr where there are more single-family homes. This will be the first in a series of updates with the study expected to be finalized in the fall. Keegan Kozolanka, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, GuelphToday.com
The killing of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop Sunday has drawn attention to “pretextual arrests,” which allow police to pull vehicles over for minor traffic violations and then investigate other unrelated crimes.
HALIFAX — The Canadian women's hockey team starts a 47-player selection camp Wednesday in Halifax ahead of the women's world championship in Nova Scotia next month. The 10-country tournament May 6-16 in Halifax and Truro will be the first women's world championship held in over two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 championship in Nova Scotia was cancelled and this year's tournament was postponed from April to May. “The past year has been very difficult for our athletes, coaches and staff, but we have persevered and continued our preparation for the IIHF women’s world championship one year later than expected,” Hockey Canada director of women's national teams Gina Kingsbury said Monday in a statement. “We are grateful to the province and Nova Scotia Public Health, who worked with us to ensure we are able to hold our camp in a secure environment." Six goaltenders, 15 defenders and 26 forwards will vie for spots on Canada's 23-player roster during the weeklong camp at Scotiabank Centre, which is one of two host venues for the tournament. Those invited include 18 players who won an Olympic silver medal for Canada in 2018, including all six defenders, as well as captain Marie Philip-Poulin. Canada is scheduled to open the world championship against Finland on May 6. Russia, Switzerland and the United States are also in the host country's pool. The Americans defeated host Finland for gold in 2019. Canada didn't reach the final for the first time in the history of the tournament and took bronze. This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 12, 2021. The Canadian Press
"We need to build the infrastructure of today, not repair the one of yesterday," Biden told the virtual meeting of executives, holding a wafer-like chip. "For too long, as a nation, we haven't been making the big, bold investments we need to outpace our global competitors."Biden made the remarks as he seeks to push his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, which includes $300 billion aimed at expanding manufacturing, especially in disadvantaged areas and communities of color through loans, grants, investments and the targeted use of federal procurements.The push is part of his broader focus on rebuilding U.S. manufacturing as a powerhouse for the world's largest economy - and a source of good-paying jobs - after years of declining investments and productivity growth, a senior administration official said.
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Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - April 12, 2021) - The global Smart Irrigation Controllers Market will be worth USD 732.7 Million by 2027, according to a current analysis by Emergen Research. The growth of this market can be attributed to the growing utilization of advanced technologies to enhance the efficiency of traditional irrigation controllers. Limited availability of natural resources such as arable land and fresh water has resulted in the growth of the smart ...
Nearly two hundred years after the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, Point Breeze, the former US estate of his older brother, Joseph, is to become part of New Jersey’s state's park system. The estate will also be home to a museum dedicated to the French emperor’s older brother and his life and relationship with his younger brother, the emperor Napoleon. The move follows the purchase of the estate, which now consists of buried bricks, an old bridge, and a gardener’s cottage on 200 acres, by the City of Bordentown and preservation nonprofit D&R Greenway Land Trust for $4.6 million (€4 million) in the state of New Jersey.Joseph Napoleon In Point BreezeAccording to NJ.com, the museum could open as early as this autumn. The site’s new caretakers hope to install audio tours and historic signage throughout the area.The estate most recently served as a home for the Catholic group Divine Word Missionaries.The original Point Breeze included sculpture gardens, coach trails, brick bridges, stables, and a lake Bonaparte made by damming a nearby creek.“There’s a real opportunity to celebrate the history and at the same time make this very relevant to people today who want to come and walk on the trails, learn about the land and possibly even garden on the property,” said Linda Mead, the president of D&R Greenway, told the New York Times in a recent interview.Joseph and NapoleonJoseph was born in 1768 and trained as a lawyer. In that role and as a politician and diplomat, he served in the Cinq-Cents - the lower house of parliament after the revolution - and as the French ambassador to Rome. On the 30th of September 1800, as Minister Plenipotentiary, he signed a treaty of friendship and commerce between France and the United States at Morfontaine.On the 30th of March 1806, Napoleon issued a decree installing Joseph Bonaparte as King of Naples and Sicily. Joseph ruled Naples for two years before being replaced by his sister's husband, Joachim Murat. Joseph was then made King of Spain in August 1808, soon after the French invasion.After Napoleon’s defeat at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, British forces sentenced the former emperor to live out the rest of his days—most of which were spent in poor health - on the island of Saint Helena in the South Atlantic.The US LinkJoseph, however, had a better time of it in the US than his younger sibling. In the period 1817–1832, Bonaparte lived primarily in the United States (where he sold the jewels he had taken from Spain) in New York City and Philadelphia.In 1832, Bonaparte moved to London, returning to his estate in the United States only intermittently. In 1844, he died in Florence, Italy. Bonaparte‘s body was returned to France and buried in the Les Invalides building complex in Paris.The relationship between Napoleon and the US is often overlooked. The friendly relationship between France and the young US was destroyed with the Quasi-War between both countries.The Quasi-War was an undeclared war fought from 1798 to 1800 between the United States and France. Most of the fighting took place in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coastline of the United States.However, the loss of the rich colony of Haïti, the strategic useless Louisiana right next ot the growing republic and US animosity against the British meant that Napoleon was interested in restore the Franco-US relations.Napoleon was also completely willing to manipulate the US government to favor him in his duel with Britain, and pushed the US into war with Britain. In sum, the US was just another useful piece for Napoleon's chess game for the future of Europe.
WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has struck an agreement with a trio of Central American nations to temporarily surge security forces to their borders in an effort to reduce the tide of immigration to the U.S. border. The agreement comes as the U.S. saw a record number of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the border in March, and the largest number of Border Patrol encounters overall with migrants on the southern border — just under 170,000 — since March 2001. According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Mexico will maintain a deployment of about 10,000 troops, while Guatemala has surged 1,500 police and military personnel to its southern border and Honduras deployed 7,000 police and military to its border “to disperse a large contingent of migrants” there. Guatemala will also set up 12 checkpoints along the migratory route through the country. A White House official said Guatemala and Honduras were deploying troops temporarily in response to a large caravan of migrants that was being organized at the end of March. The Mexican government announced an increase in security and its troop deployment in March. Psaki said that “the objective is to make it more difficult to make the journey, and make crossing the borders more difficult.” She added that the agreement was the product of “a series of bilateral discussions” between U.S. officials and the governments of the Central American nations. While Vice-President Kamala Harris has been tasked with leading diplomatic efforts to tamp down on the increase in migration at the U.S. border, Psaki declined to share details on her involvement with the discussions and said only that the discussions happened at “several levels." She noted that Roberta Jacobson, who will depart her role as the administration's southwest border co-ordinator at the end of the month, was involved in talks. The increase in migrants at the border is becoming one of the major challenges confronting Biden in the early months of his first term. Numbers grew sharply during Trump’s final year in office but further accelerated under Biden, who quickly ended many of his predecessor’s policies, including one that made asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for court hearings in the U.S. Mexicans represented the largest proportion of people encountered by the U.S. Border Patrol, and nearly all were single adults. Arrivals of people from Honduras and Guatemala were second and third, respectively, and more than half of the people from those countries were families or children travelling alone. ___ Associated Press writer Elliot Spagat in San Diego contributed to this report. Alexandra Jaffe, The Associated Press
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(Bloomberg) -- Nvidia Corp. unveiled its first server microprocessors, extending a push into Intel Corp.’s most lucrative market with a chip aimed at handling the most complicated computing work. Intel shares fell about 4% and Nvidia jumped on the news.Nvidia’s stock rallied further, to a gain of about 6%, after the company said first-quarter revenue “is tracking” above its previous forecast.The graphics chipmaker has designed a central processing unit, or CPU, based on technology from Arm Ltd., a company it’s trying to acquire from Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre and U.S. Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory will be the first to use the chips in their computers, Nvidia said Monday at an online event.Nvidia has focused mainly on graphics processing units, or GPUs, which are used to power video games and intensive computing tasks in data centers. CPUs, by contrast, are a type of chip that’s more of a generalist and can do basic tasks like running operating systems. Expanding into this product category opens up more revenue opportunities for Nvidia.Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jensen Huang has made Nvidia the most valuable U.S. chipmaker by delivering on his promise to give graphics chips a major role in the explosion in cloud computing. Data center revenue contributes about 40% of the company’s sales, up from less than 7% just five years ago. Intel still has more than 90% of the market in server processors, which can sell for more than $10,000 each.The CPU, named Grace after the late pioneering computer scientist Grace Hopper, is designed to work closely with Nvidia graphics chips to better handle new computing problems that will come with a trillion parameters. Systems working with the new chip will be 10 times faster than those currently using a combination of Nvidia graphics chips and Intel CPUs. The new product will be available at the beginning of 2023, Nvidia said. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is the only other maker of these X86 CPUs and graphics chips.“The takeaway is that Nvidia is serious about CPUs and will not be constrained by X86 owned by Intel and AMD,” Hans Mosesmann, an analyst at Rosenblatt Securities, said in a research note. “The level of platform innovation is mind boggling and something that silicon competitors will be tasked to match for many, many years to come.”Revenue in the period ending in April is expected to be higher than $5.3 billion, which Nvidia projected on Feb. 24, the company said Monday in a separate statement.“We are experiencing broad-based strength, with all our market platforms driving upside to our initial outlook,” said Nvidia Chief Financial Officer Colette Kress. “Overall demand remains very strong and continues to exceed supply while our channel inventories remain quite lean. We expect demand to continue to exceed supply for much of this year.”Nvidia is pitching the new CPU to data center owners -- hyperscalers such as Amazon.com Inc.’s AWS and Alphabet Inc.’s Google -- as a way to harness artificial intelligence software more effectively and improve the ability to make sense of the flood of data they receive.Training a program using a trillion data points of information might take as long as a month currently. Grace will reduce that to three days, according to Ian Buck, an Nvidia vice president. For end-users of cloud services, that will lead to computers that can understand natural human language and make online automated help much more effective, he said.The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre provides scientific computing. The decision to use Grace will help with the amount of machines it’s able to deploy, CSCS director Thomas Schulthess said in an interview. Arm technology is widely used in smartphones and other mobile technology where battery life constraints mean that chips have to be more efficient. Nvidia’s decision to use Arm’s know-how as the basis for its CPU will likely help owners of data centers who have power constraints.Using Grace-based systems could help CSCS to move forward the art of complex calculations such as weather forecasting, Schulthess said. Computers could predict more accurately the track of a storm or even provide season-long climate outlooks to provide early warning of a drought, he said.The new processors are made to work closely with Nvidia graphics chips for the data center. Faster connections, new memory chips and the ability to share memory will help the overall performance of the product, Nvidia said.(Updates with earnings forecast in the second paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.
On her Oscar-nominated animated short Burrow, writer and director Madeline Sharafian wanted to create a film based on overcoming the fear of showing ignorance in new environments. With the help of producer Michael Capbarat, Sharafian was able to make her dream into a Pixar SparkShort. Burrow follows a rabbit as she tries to dig a burrow […]
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average dipped below record levels on Monday as investors paused ahead of the start of the corporate reporting season and a key inflation report later this week. Among the 11 major S&P 500 sector indexes, communication services and energy shares were the steepest decliners.