U.S. Commerce chief to make pitch for chips funding in Michigan

WASHINGTON, Nov 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo will on Monday make a pitch in Michigan for Congress to approve $52 billion to expand U.S. semiconductor manufacturing even as it continues to review data on the chips market from companies around the world. Raimondo is visiting a United Auto Workers local hall and meeting with Michigan politicians, officials from General Motors Co (GM.N), Ford Motor (F.N) and Chrysler-parent Stellantis on the chips push. Detroit’s Big Three automakers and other global automakers have been forced to cut production and even make some…

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IBM Says New Quantum Processor Could Make Faster Computers

The American technology company IBM says that it has designed a new, very powerful quantum computer processor. The company’s leaders made the announcement Monday. They said the processor, or chip, will lead to quantum systems performing better than traditional computer systems at some tasks within the next two years. Quantum computers use quantum physics to perform difficult computing tasks. IBM said that its Eagle computing chip has 127 qubits. A qubit is a basic measure of quantum information. Traditional computers work using bits of information that represent either 1 or 0. But…

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How to Make Sure Your Shoes Are Comfortable When You Travel

I’m a huge fan of taking walking tours when I travel. Walking tours are a great way to see a city, and if you opt for a food tour you get to sample some of the local cuisine, take in the sights, and get a little exercise in the process. It’s a great combo. That is unless you decided to wear the wrong shoes. Uncomfortable shoes, or shoes not designed for walking long distances, can make a walking adventure a painful idea rather than a pleasant excursion. Travel + Leisure recently spoke…

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RBI to launch campaign to make public aware of central bank’s regulations, initiatives

The Reserve Bank is planning to launch a full-fledged multi-media and multi-lingual campaign to create general awareness among citizens about the regulations and initiatives of the central bank. RBI’s department of communication has sought applications from advertising agencies for designing the creatives for pan-India public awareness campaign. “The campaign will be in 14 languages – Hindi, Assamese, Bangla, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and English with focus on regional languages,” said the expression of interest document floated by the RBI in this regard. The media…

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These 7 tips will make your travel experiences even better

As chief White House correspondent for NBC News, appearing across such network shows as Today and NBC Nightly News, Hallie Jackson earned accolades via her reporting on the 2016 Republican primaries and the rise of Donald Trump. Before joining the political front, Jackson worked in various local markets, including Los Angeles and Hartford Conn. Her current gig has turned the travel-loving Jackson into a true frequent flyer; she logged 250,000 miles last year, following the president around the globe from Saudi Arabia to Beijing. Her favourite airline is Delta Air…

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MobiKwik App Now Lets You Make Ola Cab Bookings

MobiKwik and Ola announced a partnership. This deal will enable MobiKwik users to book Ola cabs and autos across 110 cities in India from within the MobiKwik app. With this partnership, MobiKwik users will have access to Ola’s multi-modal commuting offerings, from pocket-friendly options such as Ola Auto, Micro, and Mini to premium categories such as Ola Prime, Ola Prime Play, Ola Prime SUV, and Ola Lux. It also aims to provide a more seamless experience as customers can directly book an Ola ride through their MobiKwik app and pay up through the…

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Wine, waterfalls and hiking trails make this place the perfect holiday spot

The Columbia River Gorge is a marvel of nature known for spectacular waterfalls, scenery and hiking. But it’s also famous in the world of wine. The region’s geology has given rise to a wine industry that’s growing in both number and reputation, with more than 40 wineries within a 40-mile (60-kilometer) stretch. In 2004, the Columbia Gorge was designated an American Viticultural Area, a wine grape region distinguished by geographic features. Here’s a look at the gorge, the wine region and wineries, along with what visitors need to know about…

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How to Make a Travel Break Sound Like Work Experience

Send your workplace conundrums to [email protected], including your name and contact information (even if you want it withheld). The Workologist is a guy with well-intentioned opinions, not a professional career adviser. Letters may be edited. I’m a mid-50s guy who was recently laid off from an executive job at a struggling company. It was a job I had planned to leave — in fact, I got my notice about two weeks before I was going to quit! My plan was to travel around the world for several months before looking…

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NMC Bill shouldn’t make bridge course for AYUSH practitioners mandatory: panel

The NMC Bill 2017 also seeks a National Licentiate Examination (NLE), a common licentiate examination for medical graduates for enrolment into Medical Register(s). Photo: Mint New Delhi: The parliamentary panel reviewing the controversial National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill 2017 has considered the contentions made by the medical fraternity, it said in its report released on Tuesday. The Bill proposes a provision for specific bridge courses that may be introduced for the practitioners of Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) to enable them to prescribe modern medicines at some level to cope…

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TSA Changes Could Make Thanksgiving Travel Even More Painful

There’s nothing fun about traveling during the holidays—especially Thanksgiving. Crowds are immense. People are cranky. And now, in addition to all of that, the airport security line could be a new sort of nightmare. The Transportation Security Administration is in the midst of phasing in new procedures that could increase wait times in security lines at airports across the country, according to Politico. Among them: Travelers are now required to remove any electronics larger than a cellphone from their carry-on bags and place them in a separate bin. (That’s a significant change from…

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