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Game Changing in Cryptocurrency Mining

LUXEMBOURG / ACCESSWIRE / March 8, 2019 / OnMiners S.A (ww.OnMiners.com) is pleased to announce the official launch of their powerful endothermic cryptocurrency mining rigs with features to take the global crypto mining space by storm. The company informs that their just launched multi-algorithm miners offer the biggest hash rates available in the market, while minimizing power consumption, noise, and heat generation.

OnMiners currently offers three mining rigs viz. On2U, On4U, and OnTower, all capable of mining Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Monero, Dash, and Zcash. All these units come pre-configured, allowing users to start mining immediately just by plugging in.

Hash rate is the most important factor to take into account while choosing a crypto mining rig. In simple words, it can be defined as the speed at which a given mining machine operates. A higher hash rate is always preferred by the miners because it increases their opportunity of finding the next block and receiving the reward.Mentioned below are the hash powers of the three products at a glance.

Hash Power

On2U: 140 TH/s for Bitcoin, 38 GH/s for Litecoin, 5 GH/s for Ethereum, 230 KH/s for Monero, 1.3 TH/s for Dash, and 1.1 MH/s
On4U: 270 TH/s for Bitcoin, 75 GH/s for Litecoin, 9 GH/s for Ethereum, 450 KH/s for Monero, 2.5 TH/s for Dash, and 2.1 MH/s
OnTower: 1620 TH/s for Bitcoin, 450 GH/s for Litecoin, 54 GH/s for Ethereum, 2700 KH/s for Monero, 15 TH/s for Dash, and 12.6 MH/s

The importance of hash power was taken into consideration by OnMiners while designing their three miners. The result is the creation of three products with hash rates that are second to none in the market.

Power Consumption

Another key attribute of the three miners from OnMiners is their endothermic nature. Making use of the latest endothermic chip technology, OnMiners ensures that their products are capable of absorbing heat energy from the surroundings rather than releasing the same. As a result, these miners have a significantly lower energy consumption compared to all available alternatives in the market. The power consumption of the On2U and On4U units are 600W±7% and 1200W±7% respectively. Being a combination of six On4U Units, the power consumption of OnTower is six times that of the On4U miners.

Other Key Features

*Comes pre-configured, so the customer only needs to plug in and start mining
*Original OnMiners air cooling noiseless system
*Network Connection: Ethernet and Wi-Fi
*One year warranty
*Use of 7 nm endometric chip
*Noise level of 18db and 20 db for On2U and On4U units
*Compatible with universal sockets 110v-240v
*Delivered all over the world except for the countries in the war zone

”The global market has seen lots of mining farms closing down their operations in the recent months. With the release of our new products, investors now have a great opportunity to get back on business with higher profitability than ever before,” said Hisao Saito, the CEO of OnMiners.

At the current difficulty level and price, their three miners from OnMiners were designed to deliver 100% return on investment within approximately a month. The launch of these miners certainly creates a win-win situation for the crypto mining investors because they will now be able to run a mining rig or even an entire mining farm without the need of hiring qualified personnel.

To find out more about OnMiners and their products, please visit https://www.onminers.com/

About

OnMiners is a company founded by a group of investors that have invested in the new generation of Endothermic Multi Algorithm CHIP. Their goal is to deliver cryptocurrency miners that are powerful, but have lower power consumption. Utilizing the endothermic chip technology, OnMiners offers a comprehensive range of mining rigs that are easier to set up, release less heat compared to others, and save energy bills for the users.

Contact:

Lucie Weber
lucie@onminers.com
+352 27 86 12 84

SOURCE: OnMiners S.A

 

WomenStrong International Publishes Handbook for Working with Girls

Strong Girls Make Strong Women now available online

“The road to gender justice starts with our girls.”

NEW YORK, March 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — This International Women’s Day, WomenStrong International proudly announces the publication online of our new Strong Girls Make Strong Women Girls’ Clubs Handbook, a free, 258-page resource designed to help girls build the protective assets they need in order to thrive.

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Our Handbook, now readily downloadable online, is intended for educators, facilitators, mentors, and policymakers seeking tools and activities to use with a group or groups of girls, to impart the knowledge, tools, and life skills known to help girls feel strong, empowered, supported, and capable of achieving their goals.

Based on the work of WomenStrong member organizations with more than 10,000 boys and girls in India, Kenya, Ghana, and Haiti, our Handbook incorporates as well best practices documented by leading scholars, practitioners, and research institutions worldwide. Strong Girls is downloadable hereand at www.womenstrong.org, either in full, or module by module; hard copies are also available upon request, at info@womenstrong.org.

Now more than ever, resources such as Strong Girls are needed, as we see girls continue to be victimized, commodified, and deprived of their dreams, here in the United States and around the world. “Indeed,” said WomenStrong Executive Director Dr. Susan M. Blaustein, “the road to gender justice starts with our girls.”

We hope our Handbook can contribute to your important work, and we invite you to join our Learning Community, to share your own experience of educating and empowering girls. On this International Women’s Day, we at WomenStrong International invite you to join us in building a world where girls can go as far as they are able, and where women have the power and freedom to lead.

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Vision Impact Institute Highlights Critical Role of Good Vision for Women and Girls on International Women’s Day

Vision for Balance campaign strives to break down stigmas preventing women from wearing glasses.

DALLAS, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — This International Women’s Day the Vision Impact Institute is highlighting the critical role good vision plays in creating a more balanced world for women and girls. Today, the organization launched the Vision for Balance campaign to encourage women and girls to share how good vision has positively impacted their lives.

Around the world, women and girls face barriers to seeing well, including lack of awareness, limited access to vision care, and cultural stigmas against wearing spectacles.  “Globally, women make up 55 percent of all people with vision impairment and two-thirds of the world’s blind, so it’s crucial that they have access to vision correction,” says Kristan Gross, Global Executive Director, Vision Impact Institute. “In many places, a woman or girl who wears a pair of glasses, faces long-perpetuated stigmas, often tied to her potential for marriage. This can result in lost opportunities for an education or job that may change the trajectory of her future.”

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A recent study of rural Indian students ages 7 to 15, suggests that the rate of myopia is higher in girls, indicating that the need for correction is greater in girls than with their male peers. Yet another study of students in Grades 8 to 10 identified the need for education to dissolve barriers to spectacle wear, finding that 32% of students avoided spectacles so as not to be seen as “unattractive to the opposite sex” – 65% of these students were girls.

“When a woman or girl wears glasses it’s important that she sees herself as a confident member of society with the ability to reach her highest potential,” says Gross.

The Vision for Balance Campaign runs through March 31. To participate, readers can share their story here: https://visionimpactinstitute.org/vision-for-balance/

About the Vision Impact Institute
The Vision Impact Institute’s mission is to raise awareness of the importance of vision correction and protection to make good vision a global priority.

The organization is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which receives support from the Vision for Life Fund from Essilor, the world leader in ophthalmic optics. The Vision Impact Institute hosts an interactive web platform, a unique database of research, available at  visionimpactinstitute.org .

Contact Information
Andrea Kirsten-Coleman
Global Communications Manager
andrea.kirsten@visionimpactinstitute.org

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Waiting for Final Nail in Islamic State Caliphate’s Coffin

PENTAGON A week after U.S.-backed forces announced the start of their final assault on Islamic State territory in Syria, there is little the troops or the countries backing them can be sure of.

Victory over the last remnant of the terror group’s self-declared caliphate, still seen as inevitable, has been delayed as a wave of humanity fled the ever-shrinking patch of land IS calls its own.

‘We have been consistently wrong’

In fact, just about the only thing anyone is almost sure of is what will not be found when the fighting is finally done.

“We’re pretty confident the leadership is not still down in this tiny little, basically, hellhole that remains,” a senior U.S. defense official said Friday, referring to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the terror group’s self-declared caliph.

As for everything else, “We have been consistently wrong, as have our SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] partners, on how big this is,” the official added, referring to the exodus of IS fighters, women and children from their tiny enclave in the northeastern Syrian town of Baghuz.

Since SDF officials estimated in late February that no more than 1,000 people remained in the bombed-out farming community on the banks of the Euphrates River, the Pentagon estimates about 20,000 people have fled.

Initial estimates from the United Nations and SDF officials suggest the total may be even higher, perhaps closer to 25,000.

Pushed to ‘breaking point’

“The number of civilians coming out of Baghuz has exceeded any prediction of humanitarian actors,” Hedinn Halldorsson, with the U.N.’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Damascus, told VOA.

Separately, the International Rescue Committee warned Friday the al-Hol displaced-persons camp was being pushed to a “breaking point” by the exodus from Baghuz, with 12,000 people arriving in just a 48-hour period, pushing the camp’s population to more than 65,000.

And more may still be lurking in the kilometers of tunnels and caves extending far beneath the shattered buildings and ragged tents.

A YPG media official tweeted that a message recovered from the phone of an IS fighter claimed 45,000 people had taken refuge in the final corner of the IS caliphate.

Yet as surprising as the numbers have been, U.S. defense officials do not believe it is an accident or a happenstance of the campaign to liberate this part of Syria from IS rule.

“What we are seeing now is not the surrender of ISIS as an organization but a calculated decision,” the commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, Gen. Joseph Votel, told U.S. lawmakers Thursday, using one of many acronyms for the terror group.

He and other officials warn IS’s goal is to preserve as much of the group’s capabilities as possible as it completes a transition from an almost traditional army to a clandestine insurgency, counting on every man, woman and child to do his or her part.

“The vast majority of these are assessed not to be innocent civilians,” the senior defense official said of the thousands of stragglers who evacuated Baghuz in recent days.

“Some of these folks have been with ISIS for years and have sort of followed the retreating ISIS army, battle after battle,” the official said. “They want to continue this fight even if there isn’t a physical area to protect.”

As if to echo that defiance, an Iraqi woman, who fled Baghuz and identified herself as Oum Mohammed, told cameras with the French news agency AFP this past week, “It’s not a defeat, no, it’s nothing.”

“The brave ones are still left,” she added. “Those who remain will win by the grace of God.”

While few U.S. or SDF officials believe IS will be able to prevail in some sort of last stand at Baghuz, many worry that over the long term, the terror group could find a way to re-emerge and perhaps even attempt, at some point, to reclaim territory.

Sleeper cells a concern

U.S. defense and intelligence officials estimate IS has tens of thousands of fighters positioned across Syria and Iraq, some as part of sleeper cells that have already begun to activate.

Kurdish officials in Iraq warn that in some parts of Iraq, the terror group has free rein, essentially ruling the night even as government troops and police seem to be in charge by day.

The group’s financial networks, while significantly degraded, remain functional.

And whether at the SDF screening centers outside Baghuz or in displaced-persons camps, their fervor has not abated.

In one incident at al-Hol this past Tuesday, security guards were forced to fire gunshots to disperse a crowd of about 200 angry women who were demanding to know what had become of their male relatives.

Cooks and janitors?

For now, most of the men are being held in SDF detention facilities, which are being pushed to the limit as the number of those in custody has about doubled in recent weeks.

Many of the men claim to be cooks or janitors, but U.S. officials say almost all 5,000 or so are in fact IS fighters.

More than 1,000 are foreign fighters, hailing from 50 countries spanning Europe, Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. The remainder come from Syria or Iraq.

U.S. officials suspect many of them are content to bide their time in prisons, waiting for a chance to escape and eventually rejoin the struggle.

The U.S. believes the SDF can handle them, for now, but that without more aid from the international community, another crisis may erupt.

“This is a serious generational problem that if not handled properly will sow the seeds of future violent extremism,” Votel said.

Waiting game

For now, though, the focus remains on Baghuz, where at least on Friday, the exodus has stopped.

“We are waiting for [Saturday] morning or perhaps until the afternoon,” SDF spokesman Mustafa Bali told Reuters Friday. “If no civilian or terrorist comes out, we will launch our military operation anew.”

U.S. officials, though, remain cautious, warning IS may simply be trying to buy more time.

“They’ll negotiate and fight, and negotiate and fight,” the senior defense official said late Friday.

“Maybe we’re done in the next couple of days,” the official said. “I hesitate to put a number on it.”

Source: Voice of America

Women Living With Albinism Struggle to Find a Good Job

KAMPALA, UGANDA As the world marks International Women’s Day on Friday, a small group of people living with albinism, especially women, continue to struggle to find their place in the working world.

Albinism, a noncontagious and genetically inherited condition, occurs worldwide, regardless of ethnicity or gender. It most commonly results in the lack of melanin pigment in the hair, skin and eyes, causing vulnerability to sun exposure, which can lead to skin cancer and severe visual impairment.

They are often subject to myths such as having sexual intercourse with someone with albinism would make you rich.

For women like Stibiri Fiona, if this fails, you are quickly branded a ghost and a curse, and are abandoned.

Someone who abuses my nature, I feel so bad and so small, she said. I feel like even shedding tears. I feel like going even to collect my mother in the grave to ask her why she produced me in such a color.

Earning a living

This is life for many Ugandan women living with albinism.

Nawejje Doreen Mayanja is the chief executive officer of Women and Children with Albinism, in Uganda. On the outskirts of Kampala, she provides support to women living with the genetic disorder who can’t find jobs in a formal setting.

When you are qualified, it is a bit competitive to get a job. And just because most of these women were denied the chance to go to school, they are not educated, they are not empowered. You find that they are living below the poverty line, she said.

Working as a primary school teacher, Fiona was married for eight years and has four children. Her husband asked her to stop working, believing her albinism would enrich him to take care of the family.

When that failed, she was allegedly ordered out of their home by her father-in–law.

Now crowded in a one-room house with her children, Fiona’s search for a teaching job has not been fruitful.

When I went there to apply for vacancies, they refused, she said. They said children will fear you. Even other teachers looked at me as maybe a curse. So, as per now, I don’t work.

Social exclusion

According to a 2017 United Nations report, people with albinism face discrimination and barriers that restrict their participation in society on an equal basis with others. As a result, they are more likely to experience social exclusion and poverty.

Ugandan legislator Safia Nalule, who represents people with disabilities, introduced a bill Thursday in parliament on the social, economic and cultural rights of people living with albinism.

I am bringing this bill, first of all, to ask for great awareness about raising persons with albinism. That they are not different from us. It is only a genetic disorder which actually brings about albinism, she said.

The prevalence of albinism varies across the world. According to the World Health Organization, estimates vary from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 15,000 people in Sub-Saharan Africa. In Uganda, it is estimated at 1 in 3,000.

While the killing of people living with albinism is low in Uganda, a report by the Ugandan parliament indicates many are trafficked to Tanzania and parts of Kenya for human sacrifice.

Source: Voice of America