Minnesota Technology & Science

No Cost Intel Skylake-SP Trial Now Available on Nor-Tech’s Demo Cluster

2017-07-06

Nor-Tech just announced the integration of Intel Skylake-SP, running on the Purley platform, into Nor-Tech’s leading-edge demo cluster. We are very enthusiastic about this product. We look forward to working with our current clients and potential clients to quantify these gains for their organizations on our demo cluster.” — Nor-Tech President and CEO David Bollig MINNEAPOLIS, MINN., UNITED STATES, July 6, 2017 — Nor-Tech, the leading experts on Linux-based high-performance technology solutions, just announced the integration of Intel Skylake-SP, running on the Purley platform, into Nor-Tech’s leading-edge demo cluster. Skylake-SP is the Intel tag for the Intel Xeon processor Scalable family. The demo cluster is available to clients and non-clients at no-cost to test drive the latest HPC cluster software and hardware before they commit. The...

Female Employees Represented by Nichols Kaster, PLLP File Class and Collective Action Against Medtronic for Gender Discrimination in Pay and Promotions

2017-07-03

    MEMPHIS, TN, July 03, 2017 — On June 30, 2017, two female employees of Medtronic filed a complaint in federal court in the Western District of Tennessee. The plaintiffs bring claims for gender discrimination in pay and promotions. They bring their case individually and on behalf of all other similarly situated women, including current and former female employees of Medtronic who worked there at any time within three years prior to filing the complaint. The complaint alleges that Medtronic discriminates against female employees through its policies and practices concerning job assignment, career advancement, performance evaluations, promotion, and compensation. Medtronic is a Minnesota medical technology company with various locations around the country, including Memphis, Tennessee. According to its website, Medtronic “is the global leader in medical technology – alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people...

NASA Hosts Awards Celebration for Space Robotics Challenge Prize Winners

2017-06-29

HOUSTON, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA is awarding up to $600,000 in prizes to the winners of the Space Robotics Challenge, a competition open to teams of citizen inventors competing to develop and master technologies within a virtual environment that can someday be used on real robotic hardware. Media are invited to attend the awards ceremony for the Space Robotics Challenge at 2 p.m. CDT on Friday, June 30, hosted by Space Center Houston, located at 1601 E. NASA Parkway. Immediately following the ceremony, finalists, winners and Therese Griebel, from NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington, D.C., will be available for interviews. Members of the news media who wish to attend should contact Molly Porter for registration at [email protected] before 10 a.m. on June 30. Robots that can perform complex tasks without human control will...

America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals Honors Legacy & Roundtable Member Dr. Alan P. Roelfs

2017-06-27

America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals Honors Legacy & Roundtable Member Dr. Alan P. Roelfs America’s Registry of Outstanding Professionals honors Legacy and Roundtable member Dr. Alan P. Roelfs for his outstanding accomplishments in Agriculture. Grantsburg, WI, June 27, 2017– About Alan P. Roelfs Alan P. Roelfs is retired from the USDA-ARS Cereal Rust Laboratory, after 32 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as well as 23 years in the Department of Plant Pathology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Roelfs earned a B.S. in Technical Agronomy and an M.S. in Plant Pathology from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from the University of Minnesota. While a graduate student at Kansas State, he also worked as a research technician for the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in the Cereal Rust Laboratory at the University of Minnesota. At the same time, he...

Canada raises asylum seekers influx with Minnesota governor

2017-06-19

By David Ljunggren | MINNEAPOLIS Canada’s public safety minister raised concerns on Monday with Minnesota’s state governor about an unauthorized influx of thousands of asylum seekers into Canada this year. Nearly 3,500 people have walked into Canada from the United States from January through May, according to government data, crossing the border through fields, forests and ditches to avoid official ports of entry where they would be turned back under a bilateral agreement. Once on Canadian soil, asylum seekers, many of whom are of Somali and Ghanaian origin, are each entitled to a hearing. While Canadians have assisted many stranded or freezing border-crossers, some have also worried about safety, and the fairness of asylum seekers entering Canada without permission. “The problem has not gone away and we need to fully figure out why this is happening and we need...

Blyth-Templeton Academy Congratulates Class of 2017
Blyth-Templeton Academy Congratulates Class of 2017

2017-06-17

Washington, DC, June 17, 2017 – Today, Blyth-Templeton Academy congratulated the Class of 2017 on the completion of their high school journey and their exciting plans for the future. Students and their families along with faculty and board members formally celebrated graduation on Friday, June 9th with a ceremony at the Hill Center on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. “The college arms race is a priority for so many, but not for us,” said Head of School Lee Palmer. “We intentionally encourage our students to pursue their passions and find the right fit rather than seek the prestige of a name. Even so, the class of 2017 has a remarkable list of acceptances. We wish them all the best as they head off to their next endeavors and are grateful for their contributions to our community over the past two years.” “We...

Sonja R. Ethun Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication
Sonja R. Ethun Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

2017-06-14

Sonja R. Ethun Honored as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication Elk River, MN, June 14, 2017– Sonja R. Ethun of Elk River, Minnesota has been recognized as a VIP Member for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding achievements and contributions in the fields of publishing and online media. About Sonja R. EthunMs. Ethun is the Owner of sunnypetsnow.com, which is a national website providing general information about cats and dogs including illnesses, food information and pet supplies. She is responsible for networking, affiliate networking and blogging about pets. Born on June 2, 1948, Ms. Ethun enjoys gardening in her spare time. For further information, contact www.sunnypetsnow.com. About Strathmore’s Who’s Who WorldwideStrathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide is an international advertising, networking and publishing company based in Farmingdale, New York....

Innovative Nor-Tech Just Announced a New Intel Video on Free HPC Cluster Simulation Demo Site Simulationclusters.com
Innovative Nor-Tech Just Announced a New Intel Video on Free HPC Cluster Simulation Demo Site Simulationclusters.com

2017-06-13

David Bollig, Nor-Tech President & CEO Nor-Tech just announced the production of a new Intel video about simulationclusters.com, a free simulation site. We are very proud of this venture and the value it delivers. Moreover we are very pleased about the success of this collaboration with Intel and Dassault Systèmes.” — David Bollig, Nor-Tech President & CEO MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. , U.S., June 13, 2017 — Nor-Tech just announced the production of a new Intel video about simulationclusters.com, a free simulation...

Exclusive: Apple makes iPhone screen fixes easier as states mull repair laws
Exclusive: Apple makes iPhone screen fixes easier as states mull repair laws

2017-06-07

By Stephen Nellis | SAN FRANCISCO Hey Siri, where can I get my cracked iPhone screen fixed? Apple Inc customers will soon have more choices as the company looks to reduce long wait times for iPhone repairs at its retail stores. By the end of 2017, Apple will to put its proprietary machines for mending cracked iPhone glass in about 400 authorized third-party repair centers in 25 countries, company executives told Reuters. Among the first recipients is Minneapolis-based Best Buy, which has long sold and serviced Apple products. The electronics retailer already has one of the screen-repair machines at a Miami-area store and one coming soon to an outlet in Sunnyvale, California. Fixing cracked screens may seem like small potatoes, but it’s a multi-billion-dollar global business. The move is also a major shift for Apple. The company had previously restricted use of...

Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. Launches Crop Marketing Service for the Digital Age
Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. Launches Crop Marketing Service for the Digital Age

2017-06-06

SAN CARLOS, Calif. June 06, 2017 — Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. is replacing outdated and painful marketing practices with the release of FBN Crop MarketingTM, a new future for crop marketing that uses the power of networks and data to level the playing field for farmers and increases profits. FBN Crop Marketing helps farmers find buyers and sell their crops more profitably. It consists of FBN Profit CenterTM, a game-changing web product, and an exclusive crop marketing service called FBN Select MarketsTM. Farmers are already on board. “In the past, producers were financing the whole industry,” said Montana farmer Todd McCabe. “The FBNSM network, in my mind, is changing the whole structure for the good of producers....

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