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and ingenuity to gain the power to build their own embroidery brands, thus improving their lives and helping to lift their county out of poverty.
Zhang Qin, 43, a respected embroiderer in the Daliu village of the county who founded the local embroidery associ
ation, Qiqiao Workshop, says: “Women around here are good at needlework, and I’m particularly int
erested in it. When I was a kid, I liked watching and learning as the women were sewing.”
She made her first “bucket of gold” when she was 8, she says.
“I sewed 10 pillowslips and sold them for 4 yuan ($0.6). At the time my family was too poo
r even to buy me new clothes, so I bought a large piece of red cloth and made myself a new undercoat with the money.”
Zhang gradually gained a reputation for her exquisite work, and women in the village often went to her for guidance.
Hof Hotel resounded to bays for Trump’s departure. It wasn’t about him, but his specter hung over it.
Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft and Robert O. Work, deputy secret
ary of defense under President Obama, gave an electrifying insight to Artificial Intelligence.
”AI is everything,” Smith warned, a game changer like electricity. He described the present as a “Sputnik moment.”
The former Defense Department official said the “this is the hardest tech challenge the US has ever faced.”
Both Smith and Work painted a picture of China chasing, catching and passing the US in this key area. They des
cribed AI as an enabler for autocracies like Russia and China and a potential threat for democracies.
In Work’s words, “AI gives tyranny new tools it never had before and makes it more powerful than it has ever been before.”
No one said it in the room, there was a laser like focus on the intellect and experience of these two m
en, but at the back of everyone’s minds must have been thoughts of Trump’s warmth for Presidents Putin and Xi.
Every moment they get cut slack by Trump is more machine code, jacking up their AI prog
rams back home. “We are entering a period intense technological competition,” said Work.
In the next war, he predicted, it will be “our AI against their AI, and the side with the best AI wins.”
But as much as moments like this came as sobering jabs to the solar plexus, MSC 2019 also held out hope of a world after Trump.
facturers will start to have 5G as a base specification, rather than an additional special variant of their 4G phones, Stanton added.
The 5G model, which is quite large at 6.4 inches due to what Samsung calls a combination of desi
gn reasons, will launch on the major carriers in the second quarter and first be exclusive to Verizon.
”Although volume expectations will be relatively limited initially, having a foothold at the begi
nning of 5G deployment will be important to Samsung’s brand and being part of the 5G j
ourney with the carriers, so it can learn as much as possible about this new technology and make continuous imp
rovements with iterative devices,” Ben Wood, director of research at market data firm CCS Insight.
The new S10 phones learn your habits. For example, it’ll know you often open a
weather app and access Spotify in the morning, and pre-load those apps in the
background to save you on load time. (It’ll close them when you’re done so it doesn’t drain battery power, too).
Samsung says this small touch will extend the battery life to about 24 hours on one charge — and you’ll have so much power remaining, you can share it with friends.
Perhaps that’s the neatest new feature of the entire lineup: the abili
ty to charge another smartphone by placing it on top of any S10 device. It will make wish
you knew someone — anyone! — with one of these smartphones when you’re at 2% battery life and looking for a boost.
One particularly thoughtful touch is the hotel’s use of photographs. If a couple is celebrating an anniversary, for example
the staff will often track down a wedding photograph and place it bedside during turndown service.
For a wedding held on site recently, the staff even went so far as to print a photo from the wedding that took place earlier th
at day, to have it ready to display in the couple’s bridal suite after the evening’s festivities.
For another guest with Irish heritage who was hoping to reconnect with his roots, a staffer wa
s able to track down a local Gaelic hurling club that had a connection with the guest’s family.
”He drove [the guest] out to the club where his cousin used to play hurling back, I don’t know, a h
undred years ago,” Heery says. “You know, small things. But for the guest, it was a huge moment wh
ere we’re helping him with his family history.”The secret: A farm-to-table menu unlike anywhere else in Ireland
The Emerald Isle’s cuisine may be most famed for creative uses of potatoes, but contemporary Irish food encompasses far
more than spuds; highlighting the country’s excellent produce and meat is one of the hotel’s main culinary goals.
During Adare’s renovation, culinary director Loughlin Druhan loaded his team into a cam
per van and road tripped around Ireland to find the best vendors for every ingredient they needed.