(Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers used a mobile phone app over the last two weeks to remotely cast votes for the first time, according to technologists and some involved in the process, embracing technology to facilitate an internal party leadership contest.
The development marks a shift in how Congress is adapting to the internet, especially in the midst of a pandemic. Use of the app, named Markup ERVS, had not been publicly disclosed before Friday.
A total of 230 House of Representatives Democrats logged into Markup on their government-provided iPhones to cast votes stating their preference for House speaker, who will be elected by the full chamber early next month, said Markup spokesperson Colby Redmond.
The House Democrats also chose their caucus chair and committee heads through the app, which transfers data to staff in Washington.
Earlier this year, the House changed its procedures for voting on legislation by the full
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed fresh Iran-related sanctions, blacklisting an entity and an individual as Washington continues to ramp up pressure on Tehran during U.S. President Donald Trump’s final months in office.
The U.S. Treasury Department in a statement said that it had slapped sanctions on Shahid Meisami Group and its director, accusing the entity of being involved in Iran’s chemical weapons research and linked to the Iranian Organization of Defensive Innovation and Research, which is blacklisted by Washington.
The move comes days after the killing of the Islamic Republic’s top nuclear scientist last week. Iran’s supreme leader promised on Saturday to retaliate for the killing, raising the threat of a new confrontation with the West and Israel in the remaining weeks of Trump’s presidency.
“Iran’s development of weapons of mass destruction is a threat to the security of its neighbors and the world,” Treasury Secretary
It’s hard to believe, but as we entered 2020, there were still many entrepreneurs and small businesses who treated their website more like a static brochure. There was nothing interactive, and pages rarely (if ever) got updated. A lot of the time, there was no way to actually do business through the website.
Um, hello? This is 2020 — not 1920. Most of us spend hours connected to the internet every day — and we expect a lot more than a brochure when we go online.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for a quality, engaging website should be more obvious than ever before. When stay at home orders went into effect, brick and mortar businesses had to close their doors. People started spending more time at home — and online. And as people get more and more used to interacting with businesses of all
When it comes to innovation, there is nothing that a little bit of hard work and a lot of education can’t do. this is where Ahmad Bazzi comes into the equation. He does this all with the help of his trusty sidekick Broid. It’s a hard job explaining complex mathematical questions to people regarding data sets, but somebody has to do it.
The machine learning that he propagates is using videos to teach. He is a smart man with a lot to offer. He has a PhD in electrical engineering. He teaches Convex Optimization, Machine Learning and programming. Everything that he does has a lot of complexity to it. However, the simple products are the graphs of data that we take for granted.
Broid is more of a corner cartoon. It trully is Ahmad Bazzi that does the complex work. His site is so up to date that he even
The first stage of the next-generation proof-of-stake (PoS) Ethereum 2.0 is now live as of 12:00 UTC Tuesday, according to Beaconcha.in.
A generalized blockchain for decentralizing computer-based applications – from iPhone games to government bonds – Eth 2.0 has been under construction since the genesis of the current proof-of-work (PoW) network in 2015.
Related: First Mover: You Call That a Record? Bitcoin’s November Gains Are 3x Stock Market’s
Tuesday’s launch concludes the opening act, or “Phase 0,” of Ethereum’s consensus mechanism transition, which will see the network – whose native cryptocurrency, ether, is worth $70 billion by market cap – fundamentally change how it settles payments while in motion.
“The launch of the beacon chain is a huge accomplishment and lays the foundation for Ethereum’s more scalable, secure, and sustainable home,” Ethereum Foundation researcher Danny Ryan told CoinDesk in an email. “There is still much work
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PORTAGE, Mich., Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NETA – the InterNational Electrical Testing Association – announces a brand new NETA Worldjournal website, which offers an online archive of past articles, exclusive web-only content, and a convenient way to read and share journal articles online.
NETA World, the official publication of NETA, is the electrical testing’s industry-leading technical journal. Each quarter, NETA World delivers coverage of the latest industry trends, technology breakthroughs, new products, and solutions, as well as maintenance and troubleshooting tips for power distribution systems. Previously offered as a print journal with online PDF access, the new user-friendly website makes access to the journal easier than ever.
“ NETA World journal offers electrical industry professionals the most up-to-date information on case studies, training, and resources.
LONDON (Reuters) – London will be placed into the second highest risk category when a national lockdown ends on Dec. 2, according to a government website which allows residents to check the rules which will apply to them.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that nationwide restrictions in England will end after a month long lockdown, to be replaced by a system of regional restrictions to try to stop the virus spreading from the worst-hit areas.
The decision has been keenly anticipated by businesses all across the country whose ability to trade in the pre-Christmas period will be affected. Hospitality is one of the large sectors which will suffer the most in higher tiers.
A postcode checker was briefly available on Thursday on a government website before the official announcement due to be made by health minister Matt Hancock in parliament.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed broad sanctions targeting Iran, blacklisting a foundation controlled by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and taking aim at what Washington called Iran’s human rights abuses a year after a deadly crackdown on anti-government demonstrators.
The sanctions announced by the U.S. Treasury Department, which also targeted Iran’s intelligence minister, are the latest action to reinforce the “maximum pressure” campaign on Iran pursued by President Donald Trump’s administration. They come little more than two months before Trump is due to hand over power to Joe Biden after losing a Nov. 3 election.
The department imposed sanctions on what it described as a key patronage network for Khamenei. It said it blacklisted the Bonyad Mostazafan, or the Foundation of the Oppressed, which is controlled by Khamenei, in a move also targeting 10 individuals and 50 subsidiaries of the
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