Candlelites

Everything from Everywhere

report noted - Search

report noted Searched between all the resources and sites across the web. To view the full text news click on the links searched. All links are displayed with the source site.



no plans to sell refurbished galaxy note7 units in the country, samsung india sa


shortly after a report out of samsung's home country of south korea suggested that the company is planning to sell refurbished galaxy note7 units in emerging markets like india, the tech giant's india subsidiary has refuted the report.samsung galaxy note7"the report on samsung planning to sell refurbished galaxy note 7 smartphone[s] in india is incorrect," said a samsung india spokesperson.no such confirmation is currently available for vietnam, the other market explicitly mentioned in the report. in case you missed, the report noted that such units will have "a new smaller battery and outer shell," and will hit the market as early as june this year.via






us watchdog offers bleak statistics for afghan progress


kabul, afghanistan — a u.s. watchdog has issued a bleak report, its first to the trump administration, saying the afghan government controls barely half the country, its security forces numbers are declining and that drug production is on the rise while eradication is down.the report by the special inspector general for afghan reconstruction says that the one bright spot is a noticeable drop in corruption when procuring goods and services.the 269-page report was released on wednesday.john sopko, who e to sigar in 2012, noted that his latest quarterly report is the first since president donald trump took office earlier this month. he said it was a good opportunity for the new administration to reflect on the $117 billion washington has invested in afghanistan's reconstruction and security f






un report: sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to north korea


tokyo — international sanctions on north korea are taking a serious toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a united nations-led report.the report issued this week by the u.n.'s senior resident official in pyongyang said sanctions are inadvertently hindering legitimate operations on the ground and have indirectly contributed to a "radical decline" in donations it said are badly needed by millions of north korean women and children.it said "chronic food insecurity, early childhood malnutrition and nutrition insecurity" continue to be widespread in the north, which it noted ranked 98th out of 118 countries in the 2016 global hunger index.more than 10 million people — or about 41 percent of the north korean population — are undernourished, it said.






city watchdog says $4.6 million in affordable housing funds unaccounted for


city hall can't account for about $4.6 million collected from developers to create affordable housing, according to a report the city's watchdog released tuesday.the money is part of $89.9 million in affordable housing funds collected from developers from 2003 to 2015. a city accounting move "allowed" the bulk of the $4.6 million in question to be used for other purposes," according to inspector general joseph ferguson's report.ferguson recommended the money be restored to a fund designated for affordable housing, but mayor rahm emanuel's administration balked, with officials saying they believe the money was spent on affordable housing, even if the records are hard to track. "the purported losses, if any, to the program described in this report were losses on paper only," city budget offi






$4.6 million in affordable housing funds is unaccounted for, city watchdog says


city hall can't account for about $4.6 million collected from developers to create affordable housing, according to a report that chicago's watchdog released tuesday.the money is part of $89.9 million in affordable housing funds collected from developers from 2003 to 2015. a city accounting move "allowed" the bulk of the $4.6 million in question "to be used for other purposes," according to inspector general joseph ferguson's report.ferguson recommended the money be restored to a fund designated for affordable housing, but mayor rahm emanuel's administration balked, with officials saying they believe the money was spent on affordable housing, even if the records are hard to track."the purported losses, if any, to the program described in this report were losses on paper only," city budget






$4.6 million in affordable housing funds is unaccounted for, city watchdog says


city hall can't account for about $4.6 million collected from developers to create affordable housing, according to a report that chicago's watchdog released tuesday.the money is part of $89.9 million in affordable housing funds collected from developers from 2003 to 2015. a city accounting move "allowed" the bulk of the $4.6 million in question to be used for other purposes," according to inspector general joseph ferguson's report.ferguson recommended the money be restored to a fund designated for affordable housing, but mayor rahm emanuel's administration balked, with officials saying they believe the money was spent on affordable housing, even if the records are hard to track."the purported losses, if any, to the program described in this report were losses on paper only," city budget o






machine learning as a service to hit nearly $20b by 2025, driven by healthcare a


the global machine learning as a service (mlaas) market is poised to grow from $1.07 billion in 2016 to $19.86 billion in 2025, at a cagr of more than 38%, according to a new report from transparency market research.demand for mlaas has been highest in the healthcare and life sciences industry, due primarily to the need to integrate structured and unstructured data in these areas, especially data generated by electronic health records. other industries that will benefit from this technology moving forward include manufacturing, retail, telecom, finance, energy and utilities, education, and the government, as mlaas can improve the decision-making capabilities of devices used in those areas, the report stated. enterprises' move to the cloud is another important factor behind the expected gro






watch fox and friends give trump credit for obama’s last jobs report


in january, 2017, the economy added 227,000 new jobs, marking the final jobs report of the obama presidency.however, media matters said, on friday morning, the fox and friends crew lavished praise on the report, hailing it as pres. donald trump’s first economic victory. however, trump was only president for 11 of january’s 31 days and the data for this report was gathered before his swearing-in as chief executive.fox and friends host heather nauert said that “the first jobs report under president trump” is “fantastic news” and held it up as proof that trump’s presidency is already boosting the economy.this is “great news on the job front,” she crowed.“unfortunately for fox’s pro-trump narrative,” wrote alex morash at media matters, “the job creation in this report does not belong to his ad






retirement planning is more than just saving money


want to live a long, healthy, prosperous life? then you may want to read a recent report from merrill lynch and age wave that identifies seven life priorities you should focus on. the report, “finances in retirement: new challenges, new solutions,” shows how your financial strategies integrate with other important aspects of your life. it’s based on a survey done in august 2016, with more than 4,800 adult respondents.let’s take a brief tour through these seven key areas:finances in retirement: seeking peace of mindthe report summarizes the significant trends and challenges that we’ll face in the immediate future: how longer lives lead to longer retirements that need to be financedthe decline of traditional pensionsquestions about social security’s sustainabilityreliance on personal savings






report: why the big challenges in ai aren't close to being solved


image: istockphoto/ktsimage as tech companies continue to dump mountains of cash into artificial intelligence (ai) development, the technology promises to greatly improve our digital lives. however, the ai ecosystem still has major problems to solve before it can advance, a new report said. the report, released friday from edison investment research, said that ai has the potential to be a major differentiator but it is still in the early stages of its development. most of what is referred to as ai, currently, is "simply advanced statistics," the report claims. see: understanding the differences between ai, machine learning, and deep learning according to the edison investment research report, there are three goals that must be solved for ai to move out of its infancy.ai system must be able






there's disconnect between security execs, operators, report reveals


posted 2017-03-07 1 of organizations failing to implement planned cyber-security strategiesibm security's survey of cyber-security operators and executives finds that among its top findings, nearly all organizations say they have a cyber-security strategy in place when not even half do.organizations fall short when implementing their cyber-security strategiesthe survey revealed that while nearly all (90 percent) of organizations claim to have some form of cyber-security strategy in place, the reality is that less than 50 percent have actually implemented the strategy.reputation impact is more important than security impactwhen it comes to impact, more than half (54 percent) of respondents indicated they were more concerned about the impact a security incident will have on their reputation






there's disconnect between security execs, operators, report reveals


posted 2017-03-07 1 of organizations failing to implement planned cyber-security strategiesintel security's survey of cyber-security operators and executives finds that among its top findings, nearly all organizations say they have a cyber-security strategy in place when not even half do.organizations fall short when implementing their cyber-security strategiesthe survey revealed that while nearly all (90 percent) of organizations claim to have some form of cyber-security strategy in place, the reality is that less than 50 percent have actually implemented the strategy.reputation impact is more important than security impactwhen it comes to impact, more than half (54 percent) of respondents indicated they were more concerned about the impact a security incident will have on their reputatio






upwellsurf app


friends not texting the report we willmost accurate forecast for you get pro-tip from local surfers daily tipsget live report with picture of wavesspend more time with family and friend plore new spotsreport you live report come become a upweller now. subscription features: text report (in-app purchase) -monthly text report for $13. 99/month-yearly text report for $129. 99/year-try 7 days text report for $0. 99. get 24 hours to epic forecast, ready for 4. 5/5, get 24 hours to epic report plus live report during there is wave. you will get sent a live text.






infrared light could make wi-fi '100 times faster,' new research says


image: istockphoto/chombosan researchers out of eindhoven university of technology in the netherlands recently achieved wi-fi speeds of 42.8 gbit/s on a network that uses infrared rays to transmit data. the innovations could help solve common capacity and bandwidth issues as users consume ever more data in the future. as reported friday on sciencedaily, the 42.8 gbit/s is achieved per ray. and, as each device would have access to its own ray of light, the report noted, user devices wouldn't need to share bandwidth. what the report called "light antennas" would provide the rays, which would be supplied by optical fiber. according to the report, the systems could, in theory, be low cost and could be installed on the ceiling of a business or home, for example. see: video: top 5 ways 5g will c






denver’s nationally-known school reforms paying off, new report says – the denve


by eric gorski,chalkbeat coloradotop-to-bottom efforts to reform denver public schools are showing positive results, helping the district post the second highest rates of academic growth among large u.s. districts, a new report says.the mostly laudatory report from education resource strategies, a massachusetts-based nonprofit, also noted continual challenges facing the 92,000-student district, including widening achievement gaps separating students living in poverty from their better-off peers.between 2009 and 2013, dps trailed only lincoln, neb., in academic growth among u.s. districts with more than 25,000 students, the report said, citing federal data. across all grades and subjects, dps performance improved almost an entire grade level, the report said.academic proficiency increased a






us watchdog offers bleak statistics for afghan progress


kabul, afghanistan (ap) — a u.s. watchdog has issued a bleak report, its first to the trump administration, saying the afghan government controls barely half the country, its security forces numbers are declining and that drug production is on the rise while eradication is down.the report by the special inspector general for afghan reconstruction says that the one bright spot is a noticeable drop in corruption when procuring goods and services.the 269-page report was released on wednesday.john sopko, who e to sigar in 2012, noted that his latest quarterly report is the first since president donald trump took office earlier this month. he said it was a good opportunity for the new administration to reflect on the $117 billion washington has invested in afghanistan’s reconstruction and secur






dhs report: citizens of travel ban countries "rarely implicated" in u.s.-based t


an intelligence report compiled by dhs’ intelligence and analysis unit has concluded that citizens affected by president trump’s travel ban are “rarely implicated in u.s.-based terrorism.” the report concluded that “country of citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity,” and it says that “relatively few” of the citizens of these countries maintain access to the u.s.” the countries named in the president’s original travel ban were somalia, libya, iraq, iran, libya, sudan and yemen. playvideocbs evening newsyoung somali refugees share concerns about trump, travel ban the u.s. has long accepted refugees fleeing violence and famine in somalia, a policy now in jeopardy following president trump's efforts to restr... dhs officials, however, are distancing






report: 2016 saw 8.5 million mobile malware attacks, ransomware and iot threats


image: istockphoto/ali kerem yücel more about it securityin 2016, the number of malicious installation packages hit more than 8.5 million—three times more than the year before, according to a report on mobile malware evolution from kaspersky lab, released on tuesday. the firm registered nearly 40 million attacks by malicious mobile software over the course of the year as well. geographically speaking, the nations with the highest number of attacks were bangladesh, iran, nepal, china, and indonesia, the report stated. the no. 1 malware threat of 2016? trojans, which gained super-user privileges that allowed them to secretly install advertising applications and display ads on the infected device, and even buy apps on google play, the report found. and this trend shows no sign of slowing down






in defense of western state colorado university's financial position


thinkstock by getty imagescolorado’s state auditor recently performed western state colorado university’s first performance review in 15 years.re: “western state colorado university seeking to right ship after dropping $19 million in five years,” feb. 9 news story. the headline and opening statements in your article — “western state colorado university in gunnison is trying to claw its way out of a financial hole” — are grossly out of context and misleading. state auditor dianne e. ray agrees: “the evaluation has identified stabilized and positive trends over the past three years in western’s operating cash flow, student enrollment, and retention rates.”the article ignores funding cuts by the state of over $3 million from 2009 to 2012, combined with minimal appropriations for capital needs






eu: moldova needs to do more to improve rule of law


brussels — the european union says moldova needs to do more to improve the rule of law and the environment for business as the two sides deepen their relationship.moldova signed an association agreement with the european union in 2014, which took effect fully last july.in a report monday, the european commission and its foreign policy arm said that "progress has been made." it noted that moldova introduced reforms aimed at restoring the independence of the judiciary and tackling corruption, among other things.but the report said that "respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms requires greater attention, in part due to weaknesses in the justice system."it also said that the climate for business and investment in the ex-soviet republic "remains negatively affected by widespread corru






un rights office: turkey should probe killings, abuses


geneva — the u.n. human rights office is calling on turkey's government to investigate alleged killings and other abuses in the country's southeast in a new report decrying violations including hundreds of alleged unlawful killings and the obliteration of nearly 1,800 buildings during security force operations over 18 months.the 25-page report draws on confidential and public accounts, satellite imagery and other sources because u.n. investigators have failed to win access to the largely ethnic kurdish areas despite a year of attempts to do so.the report released friday focuses on alleged violations between july 2015 and december 2016, when at least 335,000 people were reportedly displaced during the security sweep.the rights office said turkey's government had indicated the kurdistan work






declining adult coloring book sales challenge bookselling's recovery / boing boi


the unexpected success of adult coloring books was a huge boon to booksellers, going from a standing start to $90m in sales in 2015, and bringing plenty of readers into bookstores, where they availed themselves of the rest of the stores' wares. report this ad the decline of the trend poses real challenges to the bookstores, who had begun to experience the first good news in years -- the leading indicators are gloomy, starting with poor third quarter results from barnes & noble. now the sales increases in coloring books seems to be evaporating. barnes & noble noted that the “trends softened” at the end of the year, and the company expects sales to drop in the coming year. to be clear, the publicist i spoke with off the record noted that the books remain a strong seller, but that the market






report: treasury secretary eyes "ambitious timeline" for tax reform


treasury secretary steven mnuchin says he predicts congress could pass a comprehensive tax reform package before lawmakers leave on their annual august recess.he made the comment in an interview with the wall street journal, while adding, “that’s an ambitious timeline. it could slip to later in the year.”mnuchin said the administration has been working with house and senate republicans on a plan. the report, however, noted that the house plan could potentially be in trouble and the senate doesn’t have have one. the wsj noted that it’s unclear whether the administration would back congressional gop plans to make the package revenue neutral, which would mean that lower tax rates wouldn’t increase the deficit.earlier this month, white house press secretary sean spicer said that president trum






un rights office: turkey should probe killings, abuses


geneva (ap) — the u.n. human rights office is calling on turkey’s government to investigate alleged killings and other abuses in the country’s southeast in a new report decrying violations including hundreds of alleged unlawful killings and the obliteration of nearly 1,800 buildings during security force operations over 18 months.the 25-page report draws on confidential and public accounts, satellite imagery and other sources because u.n. investigators have failed to win access to the largely ethnic kurdish areas despite a year of attempts to do so.the report released friday focuses on alleged violations between july 2015 and december 2016, when at least 335,000 people were reportedly displaced during the security sweep.the rights office said turkey’s government had indicated the kurdistan






anti-muslim groups 'tripled in us since trump campaign'


the number of anti-muslim hate groups in the us has nearly tripled since donald trump launched his presidential election campaign in 2015, according to a non-profit organisation that "combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation".the montgomery, alabama, based southern poverty law center (splc) said in a report on wednesday that the number of organisations opposing muslims "leaped" from 34 in 2015 to 101 last year, as the total number of various hate groups remained at "near-historic highs, rising from 892 in 2015 to 917 last year".the splc also noted that fbi statistics showed that the rate of hate crimes against muslims rose by 67 percent in 2015, when trump, who used his election campaign to call for a travel ban against muslims among other policies targ






anti-muslim groups 'tripled in us since trump campaign'


the number of anti-muslim hate groups in the us has nearly tripled since donald trump launched his presidential election campaign in 2015, according to a non-profit organisation that "combats hate, intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation".the montgomery, alabama-based southern poverty law center (splc) said in a report on wednesday that the number of organisations opposing muslims "leaped" from 34 in 2015 to 101 last year, as the total number of various hate groups remained at "near-historic highs, rising from 892 in 2015 to 917 last year".splc also noted that fbi statistics showed that the rate of hate crimes against muslims rose by 67 percent in 2015, when trump, who used his election campaign to call for a travel ban against muslims among other policies targeting






report: problems persist at va crisis line. va: it's fixed!


a new report by the u.s. department of veterans affairs found that problems still persist at the va’s 24-hour crisis line, with call rollover to non-va centers hitting 40 percent in october.it revealed that a national uproar last year over va crisis calls going to voicemail had not led to significant change.a va inspector general report this week said the seven recommendations it made back in february 2016 are “still open,” meaning they haven’t been accomplished.there was such furor over the 2016 report that congress passed the no veterans crisis line should go unanswered act, which was signed by the president in november.this week’s investigation also noted that the non-va centers could keep veterans waiting for some time — 30 minutes was the example given — before the call was answered.h






robots will steal 24.7 million jobs and create 14.9 million new jobs by 2027


image: istockphoto/pj66431470 yes, robots are coming for our jobs, but the casualties won't be as bad as experts once thought. according to forrester research's future of jobs report, released monday, automation and robotics will displace 24.7 million jobs by 2027, while also creating 14.9 million new jobs in the same time period, leading to a net loss of 9.8 million us jobs. now, 9.8 million jobs is still a huge number, but it pales in comparison to the 69 million jobs figure that is often cited by industry experts. for those unfamiliar, that number comes from a 2013 paper out of oxford university that claimed 47% of us jobs (or 69 million) were at a high risk of being automated. forrester's report seems to point to a much smaller impact. the lost 9.8 million jobs seems to echo what we sa






launch of major state department human rights report is low-key


in a possible sign of things to come, the state department gave a decidedly low-key launch friday to its annual report on human rights worldwide. normally the comprehensive report that looks at the human rights situation in nearly 200 countries and territories is released with a bit of fanfare. some years, the secretary of state has personally announced it to reporters, or, at the least, the official in charge of the agency's democracy and rights department does so. this year, new secretary of state rex tillerson was not on hand. and only a state department official who declined to be identified announced the release of the study and agreed to answer reporters' questions by telephone conference call. president trump has indicated that promoting democracy and human rights will not be his ad






un report: sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to north korea


tokyo (ap) — international sanctions on north korea are taking a serious toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a united nations-led report.the report issued this week by the u.n.’s senior resident official in pyongyang said sanctions are inadvertently hindering legitimate operations on the ground and have indirectly contributed to a “radical decline” in donations it said are badly needed by millions of north korean women and children.it said “chronic food insecurity, early childhood malnutrition and nutrition insecurity” continue to be widespread in the north, which it noted ranked 98th out of 118 countries in the 2016 global hunger index.more than 10 million people — or about 41 percent of the north korean population — are undernourished, it said.most read storiesunlimited dig






subway: tests show only "trace" soy in chicken


subway says lab tests it commissioned show its chicken had only trace amounts of soy.that comes after a canadian broadcasting corp. show reported that tests showed only about half the dna from subway chicken samples was from chicken. the rest was mostly from soy.after calling the report "false and misleading," subway followed up by saying it sent chicken samples to two labs and the results from both found soy protein to be less than 1 percent. the sandwich chain said it used samples from the supplier that provides products to all its canadian locations. the company said it uses a different supplier in the u.s., but that the recipe for the product is similar. it says soy is an ingredient it uses in the marinade and seasoning for its chicken.the cbc has stood by its report, saying wednesday






un report: sanctions disrupt humanitarian aid to north korea


tokyo — international sanctions on north korea are taking a serious toll on humanitarian aid activities, according to a united nations-led report.the report issued this week by the u.n.'s senior resident official in pyongyang said sanctions are inadvertently hindering legitimate operations on the ground and have indirectly contributed to a "radical decline" in donations it said are badly needed by millions of north korean women and children.it said "chronic food insecurity, early childhood malnutrition and nutrition insecurity" continue to be widespread in the north, which it noted ranked 98th out of 118 countries in the 2016 global hunger index.more than 10 million people — or about 41 percent of the north korean population — are undernourished, it said.to meet the "urgent needs of the mo






trump trade policy report suggests he might resist wto system


the trump administration wednesday sent its strongest signal yet that it was prepared to buck the international trade order, including confronting the world trade organization, to assertively defend the economic interests and sovereignty of the united states.in a mandated annual report to congress outlining the president’s trade agenda, the administration repeated trump’s warnings that the u.s. would take tough measures to combat dumping and other unfair practices by trading partners and ensure a level playing field.the document, like trump’s speech to congress on tuesday, was striking in its lack of specifics on what actions the president intended to take. at the same time, the administration gave notice to the rest of the world that the u.s. would no longer tolerate distortions in global






trump trade policy report suggests he might ignore wto rulings


the trump administration wednesday sent its strongest signal yet that it was prepared to buck the international trade order, including confronting the world trade organization, to assertively defend the economic interests and sovereignty of the united states.in a mandated annual report to congress outlining the president’s trade agenda, the administration repeated trump’s warnings that the u.s. would take tough measures to combat dumping and other unfair practices by trading partners and ensure a level playing field.the document, like trump’s speech to congress on tuesday, was striking in its lack of specifics on what actions the president intended to take. at the same time, the administration gave notice to the rest of the world that the u.s. would no longer tolerate distortions in global






businesses beware: smartphone malware rises 400% in 2016, nokia reports


image: istockphoto/brianajackson more about it securitymobile device malware infections reached an all-time high last year, according to a new nokia threat intelligence report, released monday.smartphones were by far the most vulnerable devices, with infections that rose nearly 400% in 2016. attacks on smartphones represented 85% of all mobile device infections in the second half of the year, according to the report. "from these trends, it is clear that cybercrime is moving to the mobile space and that smart phones are becoming the target of choice," the report stated. the report examined trends and statistics for malware infections in devices connected through mobile and fixed networks in the second half of 2016, aggregating data from more than 100 million devices worldwide that use its n






businesses beware: smartphone malware rises 400% in 2016, nokia reports


mobile device malware infections reached an all-time high last year, according to a new nokia threat intelligence report, released monday.smartphones were by far the most vulnerable devices, with infections that rose nearly 400% in 2016. attacks on smartphones represented 85% of all mobile device infections in the second half of the year, according to the report. more about it security"from these trends, it is clear that cybercrime is moving to the mobile space and that smart phones are becoming the target of choice," the report stated. the report examined trends and statistics for malware infections in devices connected through mobile and fixed networks in the second half of 2016, aggregating data from more than 100 million devices worldwide that use its nokia netguard endpoint security s






washington is best west coast state in new national ranking


"the best state report" by u.s. news and world report ranks washington state as the fifth-best in the nation for how well states are serving their citizens. the ranking compared health care, education, infrastructure, crime and more.washington state is no. 5 in a new national ranking of how well states are serving their citizens.the state got high marks for health care and education, according to the the best states report, released tuesday by u.s. news and world report. the report noted the high overall educational attainment and low debt at student graduation in the state. washington’s economy also scored well, with strong growth in its population of young people, the net migration of people into the state and job growth.the state scored highest on infrastructure, which included bridge a






apple takes 92 percent of smartphone industry profits for q4 2016


why it matters to you apple is absolutely dominating the smartphone industry -- which means it won't stop making the iphone we know and love anytime soon.apple is on a roll. the company took over 91 percent of the smartphone industry’s profits for six straight quarters, and now it has officially extended that record to seven straight quarters, according to a report from canaccord genuity. in fact, the company captured a hefty 92 percent of industry profits during the fourth quarter of 2016, despite only accounting for 18 percent of unit sales.apple has a history of taking m ive profits in the smartphone industry — and in some quarters it has even taken more than 100 percent, something that is only achievable because other manufacturers actually lost money during that particular quarter. a






female officers in high demand at st. paul police department


allison rogers knew she wanted to be a police officer, but others had their concerns: did she consider teaching instead? had she seen the most recent news articles about officers who were killed in the line of duty?so rogers pursued a degree in corrections instead.“i had a lot of people telling me i wouldn’t want to be in the profession,” said rogers. “more out of fear than that it wasn’t a noble profession. i’m a pretty small … i’m 5-foot-1. with my boots, i’m 5-3.”in her second year at minnesota state university, mankato, she gained the confidence to switch tracks to law enforcement after speaking with an officer from her hometown of waseca, minn., where she served as a police reserve. on a recent urday morning, rogers, 23, was among 88 people who packed an informational meeting at the n