SC governor, education leaders announce ‘intermediate solution’ for virtual learning in rural areas

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – On Wednesday, state leaders unveiled a new education initiative called datacasting that will bring instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband internet access.

a screen shot of a computer monitor sitting on top of a table: Datacasting technology supports the delivery of instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband access.

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Datacasting technology supports the delivery of instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband access.

Datacasting technology supports the delivery of instructional content to students living in areas with limited or no broadband access. SCETV said they plan to serve approximately 5,000 students across 34 school districts in the state.

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Gov. Henry McMaster is announcing a new way for students in rural areas of the state to learn from home >> Get the earliest breaking news alerts on your phone with the WIS 10 News app >>

Posted by WIS TV on Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Governor Henry McMaster and State Superintendent Molly Spearman

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Minerva and Prospector Announce New Partnership That Promises to Attract New Investors to the Mining Sector

Companies Will Develop New Maps to Give Prospector Subscribers a User-Friendly Way to Explore Mining Companies and Projects

VANCOUVER, BC and FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 9, 2020 /CNW/ – Today Minerva Intelligence Inc. (TSXV: MVAI) (“Minerva” or the “Company”), an artificial intelligence (AI) company focused on knowledge engineering, announced a new partnership with Prospector, a search engine for the mining industry.  Minerva and Prospector will develop new interactive maps that will offer Prospector subscribers a user-friendly way to explore properties by geography, commodity, or deposit type.

Prospector ( is an AI-enabled technology platform built to modernize the way investors and researchers search for and access information about mining. Prospector draws data from various public exchanges such as TMX Datalinx, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, and represents 48% of publicly traded mining projects globally.

The interactive maps Minerva will produce aim to attract mineral exploration investment to the areas

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Schlumberger, IBM and Red Hat Announce Major Hybrid Cloud Collaboration for the Energy Industry

LONDON, ARMONK, N.Y. and RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Schlumberger, IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Red Hat, announced today a collaboration to accelerate digital transformation across the oil and gas industry. The joint initiative will provide global access to Schlumberger’s leading exploration and production (E&P) cloud-based environment and cognitive applications by leveraging IBM’s hybrid cloud technology, built on the Red Hat OpenShift container platform. 

Collaborative development will initially focus on two key areas:

  • Private, hybrid or multi-cloud deployment of the DELFI* cognitive E&P environment enabled by Red Hat OpenShift to significantly expand access for customers.
  • Delivering the first hybrid cloud implementation of the OSDU™ data platform (the open data platform for the industry).

Through the agreement with IBM and Red Hat, Schlumberger has committed to the exclusive use of Red Hat OpenShift. Using the

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Indiana officials announce new COVID-19 map for schools, school funding resolution

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – Wednesday, Indiana officials made two announcements regarding schools across the state.

This includes solidifying a funding issue and a new tool to help school make decisions during the pandemic.

As schools throughout Indiana settle in to their re-entry plans, state health commissioner Dr. Kristina Box says information is key.

“We know that counties and especially schools have been looking for more guidance,” Box said.

Wednesday, Box announced that beginning this week a new color-coded map will go live on the state’s website.

The map will include a county by county view of community spread of COVID-19.

“The goal is to provide an easy to understand system that local and school officials can use to inform their decisions,” Box said.


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Education Minister to announce how Alberta will spend federal safe school funding

a person wearing a purple shirt: Education Minister Adriana LaGrange

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Education Minister Adriana LaGrange

The Alberta government is set to announce how it will spend safe school funding from the federal government.

The province will receive $262.84 million from Ottawa as part of a new Safe Return to Class Fund announced last week by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau said that although education is a provincial responsibility, parents have said they are “extremely worried” and provinces needed more support to ensure kids and teachers are safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Provinces and territories will have flexibility to spend the money as they see fit, and it will be handed out in two instalments in the fall and in early 2021.

Education Minister Adriana LaGrange and Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Deena Hinshaw are scheduled to speak at 11 a.m.

The Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA) has been raising concerns for weeks over class sizes amid the COVID-19

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CDK Global and NAMAD Announce 2020 Fueling Careers Scholarship Winners

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CDK Global, Inc. (Nasdaq; CDK), a leading retail automotive technology company, together with the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD), today announced the recipients of its annual Fueling Careers scholarship program. The program awarded four students with $12,500 scholarships, which will help support their continued pursuit of a college degree.

The recipients of the 2020 Fueling Careers scholarships are:

“At CDK, we are committed to creating opportunities for quality and inclusive education that promotes lifelong learning,” says Brian Krzanich, president and chief executive officer, CDK Global. “Each of the scholarship winners possesses the characteristics CDK and NAMAD have valued since establishing the Fueling Careers scholarship program in 2017. CDK is honored to play a small role in supporting these students as they continue learning the necessary skills to achieve success in their respective future careers.”

Sabrina Linares is the first student to receive the

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