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15TB HDD launched by Western Digital! Also releases 400GB SanDisk microSD card in India



15TB HDD launched by Western Digital! Also releases 400GB SanDisk microSD card in India

Western Digital-the American computer hard disk drive manufacturer and data storage company-announced on Thursday, their latest Ultrastar DC H620 host-managed SMR HDD with an unimaginable capacity of 15TB. It’s an increase of 1TB from last year’s 14TB SMR HDD. The company has also launched its SanDisk’s 400GB microSD card in India.

The new hard disk drive is the biggest one available in the commercial market, for the 24×7 video surveillance and various other tasks that need a lot of storage and rapidly fast read & write speeds. The new version also has the same rotational speed of 7200RPM, and average latency of 4.16ms, like the 14TB HDD. The SATA model of the newly launched HDD has the maximum interface transfer speed of 600MBps, while the SAS model’s got the maximum transfer rate of 1200MBps. Also, the 15TB HDD has an additional 60TB per 4U of rack space increase, when compared to the previous 14TB disk drive. The data buffer is set at 512MB.

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The pricing of the HDD though, has not been disclosed yet by Western Digital.

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Besides the HDD, there is also the SanDisk microSD card consisting of 400GB space, made available now in India by the company. It has been priced at Rs.22,000 in the Indian market. The SanDisk extreme microSDXC UHS-1 card was also announced on Thursday, during the Indian Mobile Congress 2018.

The microSD card has the maximum reading speed of 160MBps, while the writing speed is up to 90MBps. The transfer rate is also fast due to the 3D NANO technology implemented by SanDisk.

The architecture of this card is based upon the Application Performance Class 2 (A2)-basically for the smartphone users. So the card also helps in loading apps even much faster on the phones. The microSD card is also a tough and greatly built product. It is waterproof, shockproof, temperature proof, and also X-ray proof. It has been marketed by the company to be a supporting card for 4K HDR video recording.

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After one month in Pennsylvania PokerStars generates $2 million in online poker revenue



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The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board’s November revenue numbers have shown that PokerStars generated less than $2 million in online poker income during its first month of operation of its approved on-line poker room in the state.

PokerStars is Pennsylvania’s first operator to start online IDN POKER on November 4, before being launched fully online on November 6.

Although this being a only part month, the figures show a very strong beginning, supporting early cash game figures which suggested the state’s first online poker room would be better than expected.

PA online gambling highlights – November 2019

The growth of PA online gambling was accompanied by some primary highlights and developments in November: several indicators have seen the largest month-to-month gains. Though gross revenue almost doubled, the total taxes collected rose by 51%.

  • Even without the newest operators, the rise of Pennsylvania outstrips New Jersey. Gross online game sales in PA now stands at nearly one-fifth of NJ.
  •  Even with a single operator, Poker marked the report and recorded a 20 percent share of total revenue in its first month.
  • Recently, table games began for reasons that we will discuss below. The segment’s gross revenue has almost tripled since August, with most of the gains occurring in November.
    The market share is not even split as soon as it was launched anymore.

Currently, Rivers (SugarHouse) is the largest dog and Mount Airy (PokerStars) is closely followed. Nearly two thirds of all PA online gambling sales pay for, with the exception of sports betting. The rest is largely shared between Parx and Hollywood.

Newcomer Mohegan Sun is only only a glimpse into the sales report, but Unibet launched it mid-month.

PA online gambling revenue breakdown

otal (Change since August / Change since October)

Total Revenue: $9.66 million (+182% / +95%)
Taxes Collected: $3.48 million (+131% / +51%)
Net Revenue: $6.18 million (+222% / +134%)

Slots: $5.09 million (+102% / +28%)
Taxes: $2.75 million
Revenue: $2.34 million

Table Games: $2.60 million (+188% / +169%)
Taxes: $415k
Revenue: $2.15 million

Poker: $1.97 million (N/A)
Taxes: $314k
Revenue: $1.66 million

 * : Taxes include state tax, CFA county grants, and local share assessment.

PA sports betting revenue

The above figures don’t include sports betting, which also debuted this year. PA online sports betting remained more profitable in November than all other online verticals combined, but only by the thinnest of margins: $9,658,654 to $9,655,811.

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Trump Tweets ‘We Have Defeated ISIS’ as US Starts Withdrawal from Syria



Trump Tweets ‘We Have Defeated ISIS’ as US Starts Withdrawal from Syria

Head Of State Donald Trump has actually tweeted that ISIS has actually been beat, as the White Residence introduced that United States has actually begun taking out its soldiers from Syria.

The United States has actually started the withdrawal of its soldiers from Syria, the White Residence claimed in a declaration. Nevertheless, it included that the action does not indicate an end of the armed forces project in the war-torn nation yet notes a ” brand-new stage” in the battle versus Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS).

” These success over ISIS in Syria do not signify completion of the Worldwide Union or its project. We have actually begun returning USA soldiers residence as we change to the following stage of this project,” White Residence spokesperson Sarah Sanders claimed.

She additionally partially resembled an earlier tweet by Head of state Trump, that additionally claimed that IS terrorists were beat while calling the team ” the only factor for [the US troops] existing [in Syria].”

According to some records, the withdrawal may mainly impact the United States soldiers on the ground collaborating with a partnership of Arab as well as Kurdish militias, called the Syrian Autonomous Pressures (SDF). The United States has a total amount of 2,000 servicemen there, that are specifically associated with educating the regional militias. The information come as the SDF are apparently on the brink of taking back among the terrorist team’s last significant fortress– the community of Hajin, situated east of the Euphrates.

The pullout is anticipated to take in between 60 as well as 100 days, according to records pointing out United States authorities. Added records recommended that all United States State Division workers would certainly additionally be left from Syria within 24 hrs.

Also after the withdrawal, nonetheless, the United States would certainly still keep a significant visibility in the surrounding Iraq, with some 5,200 soldiers posted simply throughout the Syrian boundary. The airplane of the US-led union– the key device of Washington as well as its allies in the Syrian dispute– will certainly additionally still have the ability to proceed their air assault flying out of Qatar as well as various other bases in the center East.

Washington’s choice comes simply days after the Turkish Head Of State Recep Tayyip Erdogan prompted the United States to make its Kurdish allies take out from the community of Manbij, situated west of the Euphrates, in northeastern Syria.

Ankara takes into consideration Syrian Kurdish militias an expansion of the Turkey-based anti-government guerrillas as well as brand names the Syrian Kurdish YPG boxers as terrorists. Erdogan intimidated to get his soldiers to storm Manbij if the United States falls short to meet his need. Recently, he introduced strategies to introduce an armed forces procedure in the Kurdish locations ” within days.”

In very early December, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Team General Joseph Dunford whined that the United States does not have experienced regional boxers on the ground to ” give security” to Syria.

Trump made a statement that the United States would certainly be leaving Syria ” soon” back in March as well as never ever formally strolled it back.

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Dow Dives 800 points to below 22,000, S&P 500 enters bear market



Dow Dives 800 points to below 22,000, S&P 500 enters bear market

Trump resumed his attack on the Fed on Monday, tweeting that the central bank is “the only problem” with the U.S. economy.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held calls on Sunday with the heads of the six largest U.S. banks in order to reassure nervous investors.

The NYSE closes early on Monday at 1 p.m. ET. The exchange is closed on Tuesday for Christmas day.

U.S. stocks plunged on Monday in their worst day of Christmas Eve trading ever, as the S&P 500 entered a bear market.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped by 653 points Monday in volatile trading, falling below 22,000. The Dow sank more than 2 percent, then recovered nearly all of the day’s losses, before again falling more than 2 percent. The S&P 500 fell 2.7 percent, slipping into a bear market, falling 20.06 percent from recent highs. Wall Street traditionally considers a drop of 20 percent or more from recent highs to be a bear market.

The uncertainty over the global economy weighed down all of the indices. The tech-heavy NASDAQ ended the day 3.8 percent or 283 points lower at 7,158. The S&P 500 index closed at 2,700, down 90 points or 3.24 percent.

“Violent volatility resumed as tumbling bond yields, a flattening yield curve and lingering questions about the G20 US-China trade truce combined to stoke increasing recession fears. While US growth is still holding up OK, worries are increasing about the overseas economic outlook. All this macro-economic uncertainty is clouding the 2019 earnings outlook, leading to increasingly violent equity swings as investors try to handicap what 2019 will look like,” Alec Young, managing director of Global Markets Research, FTSE Russell, told ABC News.

“Cyclical sectors like technology, financials and industrials led markets lower, while defensive areas like utilities and real estate weathered the storm best. Until confidence in the global economy improves and bond yields stabilize, market psychology is likely to remain fragile,” Young added.

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41st US President George H.W.Bush Dies at the Age of 94



41st US President George H.W.Bush Dies at the Age of 94

Senior George Bush, who was a steady force amid the crisis period of the Soviet Union’s breakup and the invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, died at the age of 94 yesterday. He remained the President during the tenure of 1989 to 1993.

His son, George W. Bush said on behalf of his family: “George Herbert Walker Bush, world war two naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st president of the United States of America, died on 30 November 2018.

“He was 94 and is survived by his five children and their spouses, 17 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two siblings. He was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara; his second child Pauline Robinson ‘Robin’ Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or ‘Bucky’ Bush. Funeral arrangements will be announced as soon as is practical.”

The statement from the late former President’s office had also previously told that George Herbert Walker Bush, a WW II naval aviator, Texas oil pioneer, and 41st US President, died on November 30, 2018. He was survived by his five children and two siblings. His wife, Barbara, had already died, previously, at 73. There was also his second child Pauline Robinson ‘Robin’ Bush; and his brothers Prescott and William or ‘Bucky’ Bush.

The announcements about George Bush Senior’s funeral will be made soon.

Bush had been admitted to hospital in Houston, Texas, back in November 2012 due to the problem of a bronchitis-related cough. It resulted in a two-month stay under the observation of doctors. Two years later, he spent another week in the hospital after the complaint of shortness of breath.

Current US President Donald Trump also admired Bush for his sound judgment, common sense, and unflappable leadership.

Bush was highly respected for showing steady hand during the fall of the Berlin wall, an unpredictable moment in history. As the Soviet-backed communism in eastern Europe collapsed, the US emerged as the single global superpower.

He will also be remembered for bringing two legislative laws that he introduced in America: the clean Air Act Amendments, being signed into a law in 1990, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was also made a law in that same year.

Former US President Barak Obama and his wife Michelle Obama also issued their statement on Bush’s death: “America has lost a patriot and humble servant in George Herbert Walker Bush. While our hearts are heavy today, they are also filled with gratitude. Not merely for the years he spent as our 41st President, but for the more than 70 years he spent in devoted service to the country he loved – from a decorated naval aviator who nearly gave his life in World War II, to commander-in-chief of our armed forces, with plenty of posts along the way.”

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President Donald gets Trumped! Judge orders to restore CNN’s Jim Acosta’s White House pass



In a big blow to the administration of US President Donald Trump, a federal judge ordered the White House, on Friday, to restore the access pass for CNN’s reporter Jim Acosta. But the pass which has been restored is temporary.

There was a heated exchange of words between CNN’s Jim Acosta and President Trump during a press conference, a few days ago.

After that White House had banned Acosta’s entry, and in its response, CNN had also sued White House earlier this week, demanding the immediate return of Acosta’s press credentials.

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US district judge, Timothy Kelly ordered the White House, on Friday, to restore Acosta’s “hard pass” immediately. He also warned that the order is a temporary measure, while the case continues. But he said that he found it likely that CNN would succeed in its claim that its Fifth Amendment rights due to the process were violated.

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The judge also said that White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’s earlier statement on the reasons for revoking Acosta’s pass were certainly untrue and at least were partly based on evidence that was of questionable accuracy.

Sanders had initially said that Acosta had been penalized for touching a White House intern after she tried to remove his microphone, during his interaction with President Trump.

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District judge Timothy Kelly, who’s a Trump appointee, didn’t an emphasis on the first amendment’s protection for freedom of speech and the press but instead focused on a due provision of the US constitution that provides for fair treatment via a judicial or administrative process.

Kelly said in his verbal ruling that whatever process occurred within the government is still so shrouded in mystery that the government at oral argument could not tell him who made the initial decision to revoke Mr. Acosta’s press pass.

After the ruling, White House said it would temporarily restore Acosta’s pass.

The case though will still be continuing further between CNN and the Trump administration.

CNN, the cable news giant, has remained a target for a while, for Donald Trump in his war against ‘mainstream media’.

Meanwhile, reporter Jim Acosta is now back to his work as usual.

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