Global Fund demands reimbursement from Govt – Minister Norton

first_imgMultimillion-dollar fraud…culpable individuals to be sanctionedBy: Devina SamarooGovernment is under pressure to find some G$15 million to recompense the Global Fund InternationalPublic Health Minister, Dr George NortonOrganisation, after an investigation into its local malaria programme unearthed massive corruption.Public Health Minister Dr George Norton during an interview with the media on Sunday said the international organisation has demanded that the Government of Guyana repay the amount that was found to be swindled under the programme.Reports indicate that these irregularities affected expenditures totalling US$72,973.“It is quite a large sum of US dollars and it is aimed directly against the government,” Norton remarked, noting that sanctions are very well underway for culpable persons.However, Dr Norton said government will be launching its own investigation into the fraud findings before any further action is taken.Following complaints of incessant irregularities in the Global Fund malaria grant in Guyana, the organisation commenced an investigation into the matter, covering the period January 1, 2013 to June 30, 2015.According to the investigation findings, there were complaints of fabricated data in relation to the distribution of bed nets, malaria surveillance activities and associated fraudulent expenditures, including ‘per diems’ and fuel for programmatic work that allegedly did not take place.The irregularities were facilitated by the inadequate management of the Global Fund malaria programme by the Vector Control Services (VCS) of the Public Health Ministry, which included poor record-keeping and a failure to respond to Global Fund Secretariat Management Actions.During the period under investigation, Dr Reyaud Rahman was Director of VCS. He resigned in December 2015.Dr Norton said it “speaks volumes” that Dr Rahman along with four senior officers resigned from their positions upon completion of the investigation.The minister had previously indicated that with an allegation of corruption and fraud of such magnitude being levied against the government, an investigation will have to be launched to confirm the validity of the information and determine the best course of action to be taken in addressing this messy situation.He had also expressed concerns that this situation might blacklist Guyana from receiving funding in the future.“At this point in time, paying any debt of that nature would certainly not be in the best interest of the economy of the country. We cannot afford to do that. It is unfortunate that this had to happen, we are definitely in need of such funding and we are just hoping that this will not affect us in the future to access such funding,” he expressed.Meanwhile, the report said the investigation found evidence that VCS employees inflated the number of long-lasting insecticide impregnated mosquito nets reported as distributed and had fabricated underlying bed net distribution documents to support the inflated figures.Additionally, the report said VCS employees also fabricated documentation for another surveillance activity relating to the operation of malaria committees.The report further stated that two VCS malaria supervisors responsible for distributing bed nets in the regions confessed that they had inflated bed net distribution figures in the Semester Reports and that they had fabricated underlying documentation to support the figures.The two individuals claimed that an administrative employee had instructed them to inflate the figures.However, when interviewed, the VCS administrative employee denied passing instructions for the figures to be inflated.The report also stated that the former VCS Director claimed he never gave instructions to inflate the figures or fabricate the documents.The report noted that there was an analysis of over 46,000 individual names and signatures on the bed net distribution activity sheets to assess if the activity sheets contained indicators that bed nets had not been distributed to beneficiaries, and upon completion of this exercise, it found that it could not obtain reasonable assurance that 20,981 bed nets, representing 45.2 per cent of the total reviewed, had been delivered to beneficiaries, on the basis of anomalies found in the bed net distribution activity sheets.This figure did not include bed nets where it appeared that a single individual, such as a community health worker, mining camp leader or a family member, had signed legitimately on behalf of a group of individuals.The investigation also found that the average incidence of signature anomalies across the regions and periods under review was similar; indicating that the fabrication of underlying bed net distribution documentation was systematic.last_img read more

Arsenal close to agreeing Aubameyang fee

first_imgArsenal had a bid in excess of Sh7.2bn (£50mn) rejected, with Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc saying they would only let the 28-year-old go if their demands were met.It is understood they are holding out for Sh8.7bn (£60mn).One source told Sky on Sunday night that Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud may yet be involved in a deal to bring Aubameyang to the Emirates.Arsene Wenger said on Friday that Giroud would not leave unless another player came in.“Arsenal have made several attempts so far [to sign Aubameyang] and they have all been rejected,” Zorc told Sky in Germany on Saturday.“Either our demands are fulfilled, then there can be another transfer, or they will not be fulfilled and Aubameyang will play in Dortmund until the summer.”Aubameyang was booed by a section of Dortmund fans at the Westfalenstadion during their 2-2 draw with Freiburg on Saturday and a banner in the crowd read: ‘No player is bigger than our club’.Sky understands Chelsea have also been monitoring Giroud’s situation as they continue their hunt for a target man.-By Sky News0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Dortmund’s striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates scoring during the German First division Bundesliga football match against Borussia Moenchengladbach September 23, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 29- Arsenal are close to agreeing a fee of around Sh8.7bn (£60mn) for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with Borussia Dortmund, according to Sky sources.It is understood that talks are ongoing between the clubs, but a deal has not yet been reached for the striker.last_img read more

Tottenham defender Alderweireld out until February

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham’s Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld clutches his hamstring during the Champions League Group H match against Real Madrid at Wembley Stadium in London, on November 1, 2017 © AFP/File / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 12 – Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Tuesday that Belgium international defender Toby Alderweireld’s hamstring problem will keep him out of action until February.Alderweireld, 28, sustained the injury against Real Madrid on November 1 and the Belgian is expected to miss another eight weeks of competitive action. “We cannot change the reality. The reality is that he is injured and cannot play until February,” Pochettino said ahead of sixth-placed Spurs’ clash with Brighton on Wednesday.“You miss the players who are not fit but football is a collective sport about the team not individuals.“Some players have more influence on the team. But we have squad enough and players who can play.”Alderweireld’s layoff means the defender is likely to sit out crunch Premier League games against Manchester City and Manchester United but could return in February for matches against Liverpool and Arsenal.Spurs then face Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 on February 13.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Revealed! The Premier League’s richest owners, from Bournemouth to Man City

first_imgThe transfer window is open and in full flow with owners and chief executives working tirelessly to fulfill their manager’s wishes.And their job has become a lot easier this summer, with the new broadcasting deal coming into play to make the clubs, and the owners, even richer.But how much are each of the Premier League owners – or majority shareholders – worth?Swansea are currently in the process of being taken over by an American consortium which will be completed subject to Premier League approval.Click the arrow above, rightm as talkSPORT ranks the 20 Premier League owners in order of their estimated net worth. 8. The Coates Family (Stoke City) – £2.3bn estimated worth 20. Jason Levein and Steve Caplain (Swansea) – Estimated worth unknown* – click the arrow, right, to see the richest Premier League owners – *Takeover subject to Premier League approval 11. Farhad Moshiri (Everton) – £1.4bn estimated worth 19. Steve Parish (Crystal Palace) – £45m estimated worth 1. Sheik Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan (Manchester City) – £20bn estimated worth 20 13. Assem Allam (Hull City) – £775m estimated worth 20 20 20 6. Katharina Liebherr (Southampton) – £3bn estimated worth 15. Gino Pozzo (Watford) – £120m estimated worth 20 14. Steve Gibson (Middlesbrough) – £165m estimated worth 20 20 20 20 18. Jeremy Peace (West Brom) – £50m estimated worth 4. Joe Lewis (Tottenham) – £3.8bn estimated worth 20 3. Stan Kroenke (Arsenal) – £5.7bn estimated worth 20 9. Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (Leicester City) – £2bn estimated worth 17. Mike Garlick and John Banaszkiewicz (Burnley) – £55m estimated worth combined 16. Maxim Demin (Bournemouth) – £100m estimated worth 20 10. John W. Henry (Liverpool) – £1.5bn estimated worth 20 12. David Sullivan and David Gold (West Ham) – £1.35bn estimated worth combined 2. Roman Abramovich (Chelsea) – £5.7bn estimated worth 5. The Glazer Family (Manchester United) – £3.3bn estimated worth 7. Ellis Short (Sunderland) – £2.4bn estimated worth 20 20 20 20 20 20 20last_img read more

Prison raid sparks unrest

first_imgJERICHO, West Bank – Israeli troops using tanks, helicopters and bulldozers pounded a Palestinian-run prison in the West Bank on Tuesday to seize a Palestinian militant leader and his accomplices in the assassination of an Israeli Cabinet minister. The dramatic 10-hour standoff ignited an unprecedented spasm of violence against foreigners across the Palestinian areas. Aid workers, teachers and journalists took refuge at Palestinian security headquarters in Gaza as militants attacked offices linked to the U.S. and Europe, burning cars and torching the British Council building in Gaza City. Gunmen kidnapped at least 10 foreigners, including an American professor who was held at an abandoned cemetery; after nightfall, three were still in captivity – two French citizens and a South Korean journalist. It was the most widespread violence since Hamas militants swept Palestinian parliamentary elections Jan. 25 – and could foreshadow broader confrontations between Israel and the Palestinians. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 Angry Palestinians blamed the British and Americans for the raid: British monitors left the jail 20 minutes before the Israelis arrived Tuesday morning, citing concerns for their own safety. Three Palestinians were killed in the assault. Israel denied coordinating the attack with the U.S. or Britain. It said recent statements by Palestinian officials and Hamas leaders of plans to release its most-wanted prisoners, combined with the withdrawal of the monitors, forced it to act. The assault on the jail came amid a breakdown in a 4-year-old deal among the Palestinians, Israel, the United States and Britain over the guarding of the prisoners, and it underscored the collapse of relations between Israel and the Palestinians since Hamas’ victory at the polls. British and American officials said they had complained repeatedly to the Palestinians about security conditions at the prison and threatened in a letter last week – a copy of which was sent to Israel – to remove their monitoring teams if things did not improve. By chance, the U.S. team was not on duty Tuesday, the State Department said. “The monitors worked on a rotation basis and the Americans did not happen to be on this morning,” said spokesman Tom Casey. Another State Department spokesman, Adam Ereli, said the United States did not know of the raid in advance. But Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, cutting short a European trip to deal with the crisis, blamed the Americans and the British for violating the agreement by withdrawing the monitors without telling him. Incoming Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, a Hamas leader, called the raid “a dangerous escalation against the Palestinian leaders and freedom fighters.” Other Palestinians condemned the prison siege as a campaign stunt by acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert just two weeks before Israeli elections. Israel was targeting Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine leader Ahmed Saadat, who ordered the assassination of Israeli Tourism Minister Rehavam Zeevi in 2001, and several other militants accused of carrying out the killing. Saadat was elected to the Palestinian legislature in January. “There were clear indications these killers would be set free,” said Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev. “We had to act to make sure these killers would stay under lock and key.” The troops smashed down walls with bulldozers and shelled its walls. Dozens of prisoners and Palestinian police were pulled out of the building in their underwear and searched and blindfolded by Israeli troops. The six wanted prisoners, who insisted to Arab media that they would not be taken alive, were among the last to be taken. The gray-haired Saadat, wearing a light-color jacket, left the prison in a line with his peers. He looked down and did not raise his arms in surrender, as many of the other prisoners had done throughout the day. In addition to the five men implicated in Zeevi’s slaying, Israel seized Fuad Shobaki, the mastermind of an illegal weapons shipment to the Palestinian Authority several years ago, and 15 other militants, said Maj. Gen. Yair Naveh, the chief of Israel’s central command. Israeli government spokesman Raanan Gissin said the men would be put on trial. Zeevi’s son, Palmach, said his father “would have said this is the right thing to do.” The Popular Front, or PFLP, has claimed responsibility for the assassination of his father, who advocated the expulsion of Arabs from Israeli land. One policeman standing near the gate was killed in the shootout and a prisoner was also killed, security officials said. A third Palestinian was fatally wounded, the army said. Explosions shook the prison throughout the day as Israeli tanks fired shells at the walls, and thick smoke filled the sky. Helicopters flew overhead. Youths in the town threw rocks at the Israeli soldiers and protesters placed burning tires in the roads. The six wanted men were being held at the jail under the supervision of British and American wardens in accordance with a deal worked out between President George W. Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon in April 2002. Israeli hard-liners chafed at the deal, believing it allowed an assassin to escape justice; Palestinians disliked having to jail a popular militant leader. Israeli political analyst Yossi Alpher said the March 28 Israeli elections were one of the reasons behind the raid, but the main catalyst was concern that Hamas would free Saadat. Soon after the Palestinian election, Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal said the group planned to release him. On March 7, Abbas said he was willing to release Saadat, but only if the PFLP accepted responsibility for his fate. British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said security conditions at the prison were so bad that the observers had to work from the roof rather than the inside of the prison. Guards were allowing prisoners to use mobile phones in violation of the agreement and failing to enforce rules limiting visitors and phone calls, he said. In Washington, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the Palestinians had been repeatedly informed of the U.S. and British concerns about conditions at the jail. In New York, the U.N. Security Council expressed serious concern about the upsurge in violence and sought the release of the three remaining foreigners. “Israel’s violent incursion – as well as the Palestinian actions carried out in response – risk destabilizing even further the already tense situation in the Middle East,” Ibrahim Gambari, the U.N. undersecretary-general for political affairs, told the Security Council in an emergency meeting. About 15,000 Palestinians, led by dozens of gunmen firing in the air, marched through Gaza City chanting anti-Israeli and anti-American slogans Tuesday night. Earlier, about 300 demonstrators broke into the European Commission building and raised the PFLP flag on the roof. They also torched the evacuated British council offices and burned the cars of employees there. Gunmen also briefly stormed the offices of AMIDEAST, a private organization that provides English classes and testing services. In Gaza, gunmen went from room to room in hotels, looking for foreigners. By midafternoon, they had taken a Swiss Red Cross worker, two Australian teachers, two French medical workers and three journalists – one French and two South Korean, Palestinian and foreign officials said. Also kidnapped were a Canadian aid worker and American professor Douglas Johnson at the American University in the West Bank town of Jenin. Johnson, who teaches English, said he was unharmed and understood his abductors’ actions. “They are angry over what is going on in Jericho. I feel sympathy with them,” he told an Associated Press reporter at the cemetery. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Zinedine Zidane’s agent responds to Man United rumours

first_img 2 Reports before the game suggested Mourinho would be sacked regardless of the result, however the club dismissed those rumours as nonsense.And now Mourinho’s Old Trafford future has been given yet another boost, as the favourite to replace him at United appears disinterested in the role.Zidane’s agent Alain Migliaccio has revealed that the former Real Madrid boss remains ‘exhausted’ from his time at the Bernabeu. Zinedine Zidane’s agent has ruled out a move to the Premier League for the Frenchman amid rumours he will replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.The pressure on Mourinho eased after his team came from two goals down to seal a dramatic 3-2 victory over Newcastle on Saturday. 2 Zidane remains the favourite to replace Mourinho Migliaccio told Journal du Dimanche: “He was exhausted in terms of nerves, he has chosen to take a sabbatical year and he won’t go back on that.“I don’t think he’ll go to England, it’s not his style.“I’ve spoken about it with him and the truth is that it doesn’t attract him.”Some Red Devils supporters brought a cardboard cut-out of Zidane to the Newcastle fixture as rumours of Mourinho’s departure intensified.However, Mourinho revealed to talkSPORT after the victory that his job was never under threat, claiming to have received a text message from the Man United board on Saturday morning. Mourinho’s team secured a huge win on Saturday last_img read more

MacLOCHLAINN EXPRESSES OUTRAGE AT LOYALIST EFFIGY MOCKING DEAD PRIEST

first_imgAFTER a day of naked sectarianism from loyalists in the North, a Donegal TD has condemned a bonfire which mocked a priest who took his own life.“The picture shows a bonfire in East Belfast with an effigy mocking a priest who sadly took his own life in the local area,” said Padraig MacLochlainn.“This is plain evil. Where is the leadership from Unionism? This naked hatred disguised as “culture” has to stop.” The emergence of the picture comes after a day of violence in Belfast.Loyalists shouted ‘second class citizens’ at nationalists on Friday morning in Ardoyne and made various other sectarian comments, all of it captured by RTE – but not shown as yet on the BBC.A loyalist band also stopped to play sectarian tunes outside a Catholic Church and later in the evening loyalists attacked police in both Ardoyne and in east Belfast.A DUP MP Nigel Dodds was taken to hospital after being hit by a brick thrown by drunken loyalist youths.   MacLOCHLAINN EXPRESSES OUTRAGE AT LOYALIST EFFIGY MOCKING DEAD PRIEST was last modified: July 13th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Energy-Efficient Stocking Stuffers and More

first_img4. Electroluminescent night lightWhen I covered these little devices before there was just one company making them: LimeLite Technologies. Today there are at least several others. These plug-in night lights use only trickle of electricity (about 2¢ worth per year, according to LimeLite), but provide a soft glow at night (a photosensor turns it off in the daytime). The cost is about $5, though you may find them sold in two packs for not much more. Lots of companies buy them in bulk, printed with their logos and give them away as premiums. 7. Smart phone app that encourages you to walk moreI don’t have one of these apps, but I have some friends who use them religiously, and the devices have changed their lives by encouraging them to walk more. I guess for some people that competitive drive — how many miles did I walk this week? — makes a huge difference. And if that what makes the difference, go for it.These apps use GPS features of smart phones to measure how far you’ve walked, run, or bicycled, including elevation gain, etc., as long as you have the phone on your belt or in your pocket. Among the leading apps for iPhone are MapMyWalk, Pedometer PRO, Walkmeter, and RunKeeper. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of other similar apps for iPhone and Android phones. Most cost a few dollars or are free — though I suspect the free ones remind you about upgrades with annoying frequency. 3. Smart power stripAlong with measuring the phantom electric loads from televisions and stereo equipment, you can do something about it by installing a smart power strip that turns off selected circuits either when an occupancy sensor senses that no one is present or after a period of inactivity, as indicated by lower current draw (say from a DVD player). There are a number of these devices on the market. I just bought a TrickleStar power strip at a sale price of $25. There’s also the SmartStrip LCG3, the Take Charge Power Saver Smart Strip, the Belkin Conserve Socket, and the WattStopper Isolé Power Strip with Personal Sensor, to mention a few. These products also include surge protection. 9. Cargo bikeCargo bikes are cool. I love the idea of being able to use a bike to haul groceries, pick up kids at school, even help your friends move. There has been a veritable explosion of interest in cargo bikes, with more than a dozen manufacturers now offering them in the U.S. As with a lot of cool stuff, the modern incarnation of this trend came here Europe — especially Holland and Denmark. But a sizeable player remains Worksman Cycles in Queens, New York — the oldest continually operating bicycle manufacturer in the country (founded in 1898, during the first utility bike boom).Brattleboro’s Specialized Sports recently started carrying Yuba cargo bikes, and a recent transplant to town, Dave Cohen, helped to launch the cargo bike revolution in Berkeley in the early 1990s, when he started the worker cooperative Ped-Ex (later to change its name to Pedal Express when threatened with a lawsuit from another delivery company with a similar-sounding name that must have been worried about losing business to the bikes.) A lot of carbo bikes, including Yuba products, are available with battery-powered electric booster motors. 1. LED light bulbEvery time I turn around, it seems, I see another LED light bulb. Among the screw-in replacement lamps, there are many good products — but also some that aren’t so good. Look for products from a reputable manufacturer (a company that’s been around for a while), and select a product that carries an Energy Star label. The most common problem with LED lamps is failure due to poor heat management; I’ve had products fail after less than a year.My latest LED lamp purchase — a Philips EnduraLED 12.5-watt lamp that replaces a 60-watt incandescent light bulb — seems like a real winner. It sells for about $25, but you will sometimes find them on sale for less. 6. Programmable thermostatFor people with standard gas- or oil-fired forced-air or hydronic heat, a properly operated programmable thermostat can save hundreds of dollars of energy per year. The key here is “properly operated.” Studies have shown that most programmable thermostats don’t save energy because the homeowners don’t know how to use them. Take the time to figure it out, and program it properly. A few minutes of set-up could buy several elegant dinners per year. Typical costs are $50 to $100. 5. Low-flow showerheadI know, it sounds boring, but a pleasing shower that saves water means money in the pocket. Expect to spend about $25 for a really good 1.5 gallon-per-minute showerhead. I’ve used a Delta H2Okinetic model for five or six years in our rural home with low (and fluctuating) water pressure. It delivers just 1.5 gpm at 60 psi — I measured about 1.4 gpm at our house, and we love it. Delta reengineered the showerhead to produce large drops (that retain heat) and deliver them at high pressure.center_img I’m not a big shopper. I don’t even particularly like getting presents. Our society is just too much about consumption. Nonetheless, as I’ve done on occasion in the past, I’m providing below some Christmas shopping ideas. 8. Public transit passesAs an easy gift to employees that helps the planet, not much beats transit passes — as long as there’s a public transit option where the passes can be used. When I’ve lived in a place where I could use public transit regularly, I loved the chance to read the paper (today it would probably be an iPad), avoid traffic congestion, and skip the parking hassle. 2. Kill-a-Watt meterThis has been on my Christmas list before. It’s a gadget that lets you measure the electrical consumption of plug-in appliances, equipment, and other devices. It can help us sleuth out hidden stand-by (phantom or vampire) losses — the power draw from a television that’s turned off or a WiFi router that’s on 24-7.I have several Kill-a-Watt meters and regularly lend them to friends. The cost is about $20. Note that it doesn’t work for hard-wired appliances like most dishwashers or 220-volt products. 10. Donate to a good cause in the name of friends and familyThe final gift idea is not a product at all, but rather donating to a cause that will give you and the recipients of your generosity a sense of satisfaction. There are thousands of good causes related to energy and the environment — from national organizations like the Rocky Mountain Institute, to regional groups like the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, to local initiatives like Windham and Windsor Housing Trust and Co-op Power of Southern Vermont. Alex is founder of BuildingGreen, Inc. and executive editor of Environmental Building News. He also recently created the Resilient Design Institute. To keep up with Alex’s latest articles and musings, you can sign up for his Twitter feed.last_img read more

England tour: Injured Zaheer out of second Test

first_imgIn a huge blow to Team India’s chances, pace spearhead Zaheer Khan was on Thursday ruled out of the second Test at Nottingham. Zaheer, who missed most of the Lord’s Test, was yet to recover from the hamstring injury and would be cooling his heels at Nottingham. The left arm seamer could manage to bowl only 13 overs in the Lord’s debacle before pulling out due to an hamstring pull and the team management has decided against risking a far from fit Zaheer for the crucial second Test. Zaheer was India’s hero during the famous win at Trent Bridge, which helped India seal the Test series in 2007 and his absence is set to hurt India’s chances as they aim for a series levelling win. Kerala Express S. Sreesanth was likely to replace the injured Zaheer in India’s playing eleven for the 2nd test. Meanwhile, opener Gautam Gambhir was also doubtful for the second test following elbow injury at Lord’s. The final decision was likely to be taken on Friday morning, before the Test begins.last_img read more

Kontron COMe-bCL6 now with 9th Gen Intel processors and up to 128GB RAM

first_imgKontron is now providing the Kontron COMe-bCL6 Computer-on-Module in the COM Express basic Type 6 form factor (125×95 mm) equipped with Intel 9th Gen processors. With up to four memory sockets it enables a maximum memory expansion of up to 128GB. The COMe-bCL6 offers highest industrial quality and flexible application possibilities.The COMe-bCL6 is available in different processor versions. All versions can be equipped with up to 128GB non-ECC/ECC DDR4 memory. The Intel Optane system accelerator ensures fast data transfer from and to high-capacity mass storage devices. NVMe SSD also supports what is currently the fastest storage technology in a very compact package. Thanks to USB 3.1 support with up to 10Gbps and USB Type-C support, twice the bandwidth (compared to USB 3.0) can be achieved for fast data transfers.The COMe-bCL6 is ideally suited as a powerful successor for existing solutions, as it takes over their pin out and feature implementation. Typical applications include communication, digital signage, professional gaming and entertainment, medical imaging, surveillance and security, industrial edge or server applications, as well as industrial plant, machine and robot control, both at shop floor level and from the control room. The rugged variants of the COMe-bCL6 meet the particular demands of the defense, transportation and avionics sectors by offering an extended feature set and industrial temperature range from -40 to +85°C. With the processors of the 9th Gen Intel offers 25W CPUs for the first time.The COMe-bCL6 supports the Kontron APPROTECT security solution based on Wibu-Systems CodeMeter. In addition, Kontron APPROTECT Licensing enables the realization of new business models such as pay-per-use or time-based test versions.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules Continue Reading Previous Axiomtek: new Intel Smart Display Module Large with latest Intel Core processorNext Employing energy harvesting in wearable medical device designslast_img read more