FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Jobs, Road Projects Focus Of Gov. Holcomb’s 2019 “Next Level” AgendaDECEMBER 6TH, 2018 AMANDA DECKER INDIANAIndiana Gov. Eric Holcomb releases his “Next Level” agenda, for the upcoming legislative session. The focus will be on jobs, economic growth, health, infrastructure and government service.“This agenda remains focused on what will make us stronger, with practical and people-centered solutions,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I look forward to working with Hoosiers, lawmakers and other stakeholders as we team up to achieve these priorities.”The 2019 Next Level Agenda includes five pillars detailing both legislative and administrative priorities for the year ahead.Cultivate a strong and diverse economyTo continue strengthening our economy, Gov. Holcomb’s 2019 agenda focuses on approving an eighth straight balanced budget as well as modernizing economic development tools to increase competitiveness, economic diversity, and flexibility.Maintain and build the state’s infrastructureGov. Holcomb’s $1 billion Next Level Connections program will expand broadband services in rural Indiana, grow the state’s systems of trails, create more nonstop international flights and move up the completion of major highway projects.Develop a 21st Century skilled and ready workforceThe 2019 agenda is designed to ensure all Hoosiers have the tools they need to find meaningful work and careers. To accomplish this goal, Gov. Holcomb’s priorities include expanding the Next Level Jobs initiative, developing a strategy to make Indiana teacher salaries competitive with surrounding states, and helping more high school students earn postsecondary credentials before they graduate.Public health and the drug epidemicFor the state’s economic development, education and workforce programs to continue to be successful, the state must do all it can to help Hoosier families live healthier lives. Gov. Holcomb’s 2019 agenda calls for the adoption of the recommendations in the school safety report and the implementation of the Department of Child Services reform recommendations. The state will continue to work toward becoming the best state in the Midwest for infant mortality by 2024 by establishing an obstetric navigator program in areas with the highest infant mortality rates and requiring verbal screening to assess substance-use disorder in pregnancy. Additionally, Gov. Holcomb will remain focused on fighting the drug epidemic with expanded recovery housing and further development of Family Recovery Courts.
Australia opening batsman David Warner will miss the remainder of the triangular one-day series in the West Indies due to a broken finger but should be fit for the first Test against Sri Lanka at the end of July, captain Steve Smith said.Vice-captain Warner suffered the injury while fielding during Saturday’s victory over South Africa in St Kitts. The series also includes hosts West Indies.”I think he is out for the tri-series so the most important thing from my aspect is that he is right for the test series (in Sri Lanka),” Smith told Cricket Australia’s website.”I think that’s about six weeks away and the medical staff and Dave are confident he will be fine for that first Test match.”Warner was named man of the match on Saturday after completing his first ODI century outside Australia, a knock of 109 off 120 balls at the appropriately-named Warner Park. (ALSO READ: Tri-series: David Warner slams century as Australia beat South Africa)He has also scored a half century in his three innings in the Caribbean and is averaging 82.50.”It’s tough missing guys like Dave. He’s in the form of his life and batting beautifully and he will be a big loss for us,” Smith added.”He has played beautifully at the top of the order on some difficult batting wickets. They have been quite slow … so far throughout the series.”It’s about adapting and getting yourself in. It might take a little bit longer than normal but once you have got yourself in you have to cash in because it’s difficult for the new batsman.”advertisementWarner is looking at the positives of his enforced absence after a busy stretch of cricket, having led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the Indian Premier League title two weeks ago.”It’s obviously disappointing to be sidelined given the form I’ve been in,” Warner said in a statement.”(But this) will give me the chance to freshen up and spend quality time with my family after an intense period of action.”Australia next meet West Indies in St Kitts on Monday with the triangular series final on June 26.Their three-test series against Sri Lanka begins on July 26 and the tour includes five one day.
Android 9 also includes an updated version of the Neural networks API, expanding Android’s support for accelerated machine learning. The latest API adds support for nine new ops including Pad, BatchToSpaceND, SpaceToBatchND, Transpose, Strided Slice, Mean, Div, Sub, and Squeeze.UI improvements in Android 9 include the display cutout, new system navigation, more useful notifications and smart reply, and a magnifier widget to make it easier to select text. “We’re excited about making your smartphone more intelligent. But it’s also important that the technology fades to the back for users. In Android 9, we’ve evolved Android’s UI to be simpler and more approachable — for developers, these changes help improve the way users find, use, and manage your apps,” Burke wrote.In terms of privacy, Google has made the experience for biometric sensors more consist across sensor types and apps. It also added a dialog that prompts the user for a supported type of biometric authentication. This release uses the BiometricPrompt API to create a universal prompt, rather than requiring applications to create their own dialog. The API also support Face and Iris authentication.Other security features include Android Protected Confirmation, stronger protection for private keys, built-in support for DNS over TLS, HTTPS is now default, and compiler-based security migrations. It also restricts access to the mic, camera, and all SensorManager sensors from idle apps.Improvement to the camera include being able to open streams from two or more cameras at the same time on devices that support the multi-camera API. Google has also added new Session parameters which helps to reduce delays during capture, Surface sharing for letting camera clients handle different use cases without having to stop and start camera streaming, and APIs for display-based flash support.Android 9 adds support for HEIF image encoding, making it easy to send HEIF images from the server. HEIF is a photo format that improves compression to save on storage and data. It has also added the ImageDecoder API, providing a simpler way to decode images to bitmaps or drawables.The addition of the Dynamics Processing API enables you to isolate specific frequencies and make quiet sounds louder and vice-versa to enhance the acoustic quality of apps.New connectivity features include Wi-Fi RTT for indoor positioning, data cost sensitivity in JobScheduler, and an implementation of the GlobalPlatform Open Mobile API for NFC payments and secure transactions. After over a year of being in development, Android 9 Pie is finally here. Yesterday, Google pushed the source code to Android Open Source Project and began rolling it out to Pixel devices.The new version adds performance improvements via the Android runtime (ART) by expanding its use of execution profiles for optimizing apps and reducing memory footprints.Android 9 is also optimized for Kotlin, with several new compiler optimizations. Google is continuing to work with JetBrains to further optimize Kotlin’s generated code.Android 9 includes many new features and improvements. According to Google, it is “a smarter smartphone, with machine learning at the core.” With Android 9, your phone will learn as you use it, picking up on your preferences over time.“Android 9 harnesses the power of machine learning to make your phone smarter, simpler, and tailored to you,” Dave Burke, VP of Engineering for Android at Google wrote in a post.By partnering with DeepMind, Google was able to produce a feature called Adaptive Battery, which uses machine learning to prioritize system resources for the apps users care most about.It adds Slices, which are UI templates that can display interactive content from apps in the Google Search app and eventually Google Assistant. Slices will enable users to perform tasks faster by allowing for engagement outside of the fullscreen app experience.Another way it is driving app engagement is with App Actions, which surface apps to the user at the right time depending on the app’s semantic intents and the user’s context.It also extended the machine learning identify entities in text input to support additional types such as Dates and Flight Numbers via the TextClassifier API.
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