Canadian School Textbook Lists Israeli Children as ‘Spies’ and ‘Soldiers’

Israel has been listed in a Canadian school textbook as a country that recruits children as “spies and soldiers”, placing the Jewish State alongside Afghanistan, Colombia, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen as a human rights violator.
About 800 elementary schools in Ontario province have received the Grade 6 Social Studies textbook, Canada and the Global Community, published by Nelson Canada which also charges Israel with “kidnapping” child soldiers and “forcing” them to fight. Nelson, Curriculum Services Canada (Canada’s standards agency for the accreditation of educational resources) and the Ontario Ministry of Education have all approved the textbook.

Microsoft’s Rural Airband Initiative aims to get country folk online

Microsoft has a plan to connect millions of (mostly) rural households to broadband internet. The Rural Airband Initiative is the company’s newest solution to the problem of farmers and their families living too far off the grid to support normal methods of delivery.
Statements from Microsoft indicate it won’t be trying to profit by selling internet services, its motives are — according to them — purely altruistic. Microsoft says it’s going to spend $10-billion on this initiative, with support from the company’s philanthropic outlets.
Within the next 5 years the company says it will will connect two million people currently without broadband access – if the US government plays ball. That’s a pretty big if, considering what Microsoft is asking.
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The new Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel to open at the end of July

It is the same building, but management said don't expect the same old hotel. Visitors can tell as soon as they walk in the lobby of the new Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel, that things haves changed.
"This is not just new paint and new carpet. It is a total and complete renovation and our owners have spent upwards of $30 million on this renovation,” said Haley Groneneir, the Director of Sales and Marketing for hotel.
The major additions are the restaurants.
Management said the Brim House restaurant was built to energize the space of the lobby level.

The US Is About To Test Its THAAD Missile Defense System

The U.S. is expected to test its Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, sometime in the next few days.

The test has been planned for months, though its exact date won't be announced until after it happens.
The test takes on a new meaning in light of recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests out of North Korea.

Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate Data

A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”
“Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published [global average surface temperature (GAST)] data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite current claims of record setting warming,” according to a study published June 27 by two scientists and a veteran statistician.
The peer-reviewed study tried to validate current surface temperature datasets managed by NASA, NOAA and the UK’s Met Office, all of which make adjustments to raw thermometer readings. Skeptics of man-made global warming have criticized the adjustments.

US official: Hawaii soldier arrested on suspicion of terrorism charges, connections with Islamic State

FBI: Hawaii soldier pledged allegiance to ISIS, wanted to kill 'bunch of people'

An active duty Hawaii soldier who was arrested for allegedly trying to provide material support and training to the Islamic State told an undercover federal agent Saturday that he wanted to kill "a bunch of people."

A criminal complaint alleges that Ikaika Erik Kang, 34, was arrested at his Waipahu apartment Saturday, shortly after pledging his loyalty to ISIS and making the threatening statement.

"A probable cause arrest was made in the interest of public safety," Honolulu FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul D. Delacourt said Monday, after Kang's first appearance in federal court.

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Trump son defends meeting Russian ‘with Clinton material’

Donald Trump Jr denied issuing inconsistent statements about last year's meeting.

He also suggested it was normal practice to receive information about a political opponent.

US officials are investigating alleged Russian meddling in the US election.

The president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and then-campaign head, Paul J Manafort, were also at the meeting with Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Mr Trump Jr insists she provided "no meaningful information" on Mrs Clinton, his father's rival for the presidency.

24-core CPU and I can’t move my mouse

This story begins, as they so often do, when I noticed that my machine was behaving poorly. My Windows 10 work machine has 24 cores (48 hyper-threads) and they were 50% idle. It has 64 GB of RAM and that was less than half used. It has a fast SSD that was mostly idle. And yet, as I moved the mouse around it kept hitching – sometimes locking up for seconds at a time.

So I did what I always do – I grabbed an ETW trace and analyzed it. The result was the discovery of a serious process-destruction performance bug in Windows 10.

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