Day: October 7, 2020

Ocean Aware project puts $29 million in play for development of fish tracking technology in Atlantic Canada | Local-Business | Business

Fishing, shipping and energy companies in Atlantic Canada are teaming up with the federal government to ramp up knowledge of the ocean and to devise and deploy new technologies to assess wild fish stocks and monitor the health of farmed fish.

Tuesday, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (COS) announced the Ocean Aware Project for Atlantic Canada. It’s the largest block of funding announced to date by the government-funded organization.

It puts $29 million in play for the region, with $13.74 million coming from COS and $15.7 million from industry and academia.

The Ocean Aware project is led by Innovasea, a Boston-based company specializing in fish-tracking solutions.

The company has been operating out of Bedford, N.S., since 2013. Just last week Innovasea announced it was purchasing the 43,000 square foot building it had been leasing in that town.

Through the Ocean Aware project Innovasea will work with other marine-industry and tech companies in

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Dr Fauci takes down Rand Paul in coronavirus response hearing, Internet calls the Republican senator a ‘quack’

On Wednesday, September 23, the US witnessed quite a clash. Republican Senator Rand Paul was quote-unquote schooled by Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, during Fauci’s testimony in front of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. During the exchange, Fauci told the Republican lawmaker he’s “not listening.” 

Paul, who was a practicing ophthalmologist before he became senator, said that some states in the Northeast, specifically New York, allowed the coronavirus to spread unchecked before locking down, leading to widespread cases and death. “New York had the highest death rate in the world,” Paul said. “How can we possibly be jumping up and down and saying, ‘Oh, Governor Cuomo did a great job!'”

Fauci, however, said that “No, you misconstrued that, senator. And you’ve done that repetitively,” adding that New York was hit badly as the virus was spreading silently

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Facing tech issues with virtual schooling? Here are answers to some key questions

Across the U.S., the pandemic has forced students to attend virtual school to prevent spread of the coronavirus. But the more we rely on technology, the bigger the consequences when gadgets or internet service let us down.

Technology being technology, all sorts of things can go wrong. Your internet service may be inadequate for all-day videoconferencing or simply overstressed. Hardware and software can be confusing, can break, and sometimes just fails to work. There can be unanticipated consequences from turning on a new video camera in your home for school lessons.

Here are answers to some common questions from parents now forced to manage their kids’ virtual educations.

Q: We don’t have a computer/enough computers/fast enough internet service for online school. What do we do?

A: This affects millions of people, and there are no perfect solutions.

It’s possible to use smartphones as hotspots for computers, but that’s an imperfect

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