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French military kills north African al Qaeda leader with US help

  • Washington (CNN) - The French military killed a senior al Qaeda terrorist in an operation in northern Mali Wednesday, according to France's Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly.
  • AQIM is one of the oldest al Qaeda franchises and has a long history of operation in North Africa.
  • Droukdal led the terror group for more than 15 years.
  • Droukdal became leader of AQIM in 2004 and led the organization when it pledged formal allegiance to al Qaeda and its founder Osama bin Laden.
  • US officials believe he was actively seeking to expand the terror group's territory in ungoverned areas of Mali.
  • The French military has some 5,000 troops battling AQIM and other terrorist groups in North West Africa an area known as the Sahel.
  • The Pentagon is actively weighing reducing its military support to French forces in northwest Africa which includes intelligence, surveillance and aerial refueling of French military aircraft.

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This map shows where on Earth humans aren’t

  • A compilation of four methods for mapping human impact reveals in detail where humanity’s influence on the natural world is considered to be low.
  • The Global Human Modification and the Low Impact Areas maps are more recent attempts to identify where humans aren’t.
  • Each map looked at evidence for contemporary human transformation, so areas that were changed by humans in the past but don’t have lots of lights, roads, or people now are ranked as low impact.
  • The researchers say that because 50 percent of Earth has only low levels of human impacts, bold calls to preserve half of the planet for nature are achievable.
  • Their map looks quite different, with hotspots of threats in India, Northern Europe, and the East China Sea. It highlights the fact that without protection or restoration, species and ecosystems in areas with high human impact may be more likely to disappear.

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TaxProper raises $2M to automate getting your property taxes lowered

  • If you disagree with how much you’re paying in property taxes, you can appeal the assessment.
  • Once you’ve punched in your address, TaxProper’s algorithm looks at the assessments of similar homes in your surrounding area, looking at things like size, number of rooms, construction materials, etc.
  • They’re offering up two different pricing models, charging either a $149 up-front fee or 30% of total first year tax savings.
  • The company tells me they’re currently seeing an average per customer savings of around $700.
  • One thing to note: TaxProper is only up and running in select areas right now, as the company tests different strategies and makes sure they’re doing everything right region-by-region.
  • It’s currently available in Chicago and the surrounding Cook County area, with plans to roll out “in the coming months” in New York and Texas.

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Summer vacation: What are the risks?

  • Just as in other places, the greatest risk of transmission in hotels is likely in situations where you're in close contact with other people, said Dr. Henry Wu, director of the Emory TravelWell Center in Atlanta, via email.
  • Car rental companies, like major hotel brands, have adopted enhanced cleaning procedures, but sanitizing frequently touched surfaces -- door handles, turn signal, steering wheel -- is still good practice.
  • Remote areas with limited access to medical care also pose a risk, especially for people who might be more likely to become very ill with Covid-19.
  • Amusement parks "have some inherent issues that might increase risk: Crowded areas mixing many individuals from different areas, frequently touched surfaces (e.g. handlebars or seat belts on ride), and many younger adults and children that might be more likely to have mild or asymptomatic illness," he said.

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Visualizing Geospatial Data in Python

  • People who work in data science are probably seeing increased needs to work with geospatial data, especially for visualizations.
  • We need to get some data to use for these examples.
  • While geoplot includes plenty of sample datasets in the geojson format, it helps to know how to load your own data.
  • Again, since the Earth is a 3D globe, a projection is a method for how an area gets flattened into 2D map, using some coordinate reference system (CRS).
  • The next example uses a voronoi diagram, to calculate polygon areas based on a dimension of the data.
  • This is helpful when you want to examine a column of data, to see if it may have any geospatial correlations.
  • Note how the choropleth is overplotted with a point plot by reusing the same `ax` variable.

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Visualizing Geospatial Data in Python

  • People who work in data science are probably seeing increased needs to work with geospatial data, especially for visualizations.
  • We need to get some data to use for these examples.
  • While geoplot includes plenty of sample datasets in the geojson format, it helps to know how to load your own data.
  • Again, since the Earth is a 3D globe, a projection is a method for how an area gets flattened into 2D map, using some coordinate reference system (CRS).
  • The next example uses a voronoi diagram, to calculate polygon areas based on a dimension of the data.
  • This is helpful when you want to examine a column of data, to see if it may have any geospatial correlations.
  • Note how the choropleth is overplotted with a point plot by reusing the same `ax` variable.

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Visualizing Geospatial Data in Python

  • People who work in data science are probably seeing increased needs to work with geospatial data, especially for visualizations.
  • We need to get some data to use for these examples.
  • While geoplot includes plenty of sample datasets in the geojson format, it helps to know how to load your own data.
  • Again, since the Earth is a 3D globe, a projection is a method for how an area gets flattened into 2D map, using some coordinate reference system (CRS).
  • The next example uses a voronoi diagram, to calculate polygon areas based on a dimension of the data.
  • This is helpful when you want to examine a column of data, to see if it may have any geospatial correlations.
  • Note how the choropleth is overplotted with a point plot by reusing the same `ax` variable.

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WANdisco Service Enables Petabyte-Scale Data Migration to Azure

  • Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG.
  • WANdisco LiveData Platform for Azure relies on WANdisco's Distributed Coordination Engine (DConE), which during data migration to Azure enables active-active replication with no single points of failure or scalability bottlenecks, according to Daud Khan, WANdisco's vice president of corporate development.
  • These services automate active-active data plane consistency at scale between an on-premises big data Hadoop environment and Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, according to WANdisco.
  • LiveData Migrator for Azure simplifies data migration to Azure Data Lake Storage by using a single scan of the data and ensuring any changes in the source destination is reflected in ADLS as the migration proceeds.
  • With LiveData Plane for Azure, organizations can create a two-way consistency between source and destination, creating a true hybrid cloud, where applications in the cloud can read and write data and those writes will be reflected on-premises and vice versa.

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