November 30th is the last day of the record-smashing 2020 Atlantic hurricane season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends today, wrapping up a truly exhausting season that smashed records and dealt repeated blows to vulnerable coastal communities.

“It’s just been crazy,” says Allison Wing an assistant professor of meteorology at Florida State University. “For the forecasters and scientists involved I think everyone is really just a bit tired at this point and kind of ready for it to be over.”

This was the most active Atlantic hurricane season ever documented. Thirteen storms strengthened into hurricanes, the second highest number in recorded history. Thirty storms grew strong enough to earn a name, beating 2005’s record of 28 storms. The World Meteorological Organization actually ran out of storm names by September, turning to the Greek alphabet for labels for the first time since 2005. For comparison, an average season only has a dozen named

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Patch Notes Revealed For November 24

Developer Treyarch has rolled out another update for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S / Series X. Along with adding an ’80s-inspired Nuketown map, the patch address various bugs and gameplay stability issues.

The headlining feature is the addition of Nuketown ’84, an updated version of the classic Nuketown map flavored with a dash of the ’80s. Nuketown ’84 has been included in the Quick Play Core and Hardcore rotation list, as well as Custom Games, the 24/7 feature playlist, and Onslaught on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Treyarch has also enabled the Double XP event until November 30 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.

The update also addresses stability issues across multiplayer and Zombies, fixes hit detection issues in Zombies, irons out problems with knife camos in multiplayer, and more.

This patch comes a

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Xiaomi confirms November 26 launch for new Redmi Note 9 series

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  • Xiaomi has confirmed the launch date of the new Redmi Note 9 series.
  • Three devices are expected to make their debuts, with a 5G Pro version being the rumored headliner.
  • The launch is penned for November 26 in China.

It’s official. After months of speculation and name-guessing, Xiaomi will unveil the new Redmi Note 9 series next week.

Made official in a Weibo post, Xiaomi confirmed that three devices will be on offer. The Chinese OEM also revealed the official physical design for at least one of the devices. It’s unclear if all three phones will share this design.

Nevertheless, expect at least one Redmi Note 9 model to feature a circular rear camera array housing four shooters. Color options will include two shimmering finishes – a gray-violet and a sky blue. The official render provided matches previous shots we’ve seen of the phones on TENAA.

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Beyond the render, Xiaomi

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The 2020 World Industrial Design Conference (WIDC) gets underway on November 25

With the theme of Intelligent Design & Road to the Future, the conference brings together academic advisors, practical experts, and innovative elites from the global intelligent manufacturing field. They will look into broad development models and innovation paths for industrial design in the era of information and intelligence, and explore the infinite possibilities of creativity in design with smart products, smart services, smart cities and smart platforms.

The WIDC is a spectacular international design development event celebrated by design organizations, institutions, and enterprises from more than 40 countries and regions around the world. The conference aims to promote the comprehensive integration of industrial design with economic and social development, while providing an impetus for design exchange and cooperation.

During the opening proceedings of the conference, the 2020 CEID Award Ceremony will be held, announcing the ten gold award winners. It is the first national government award approved by the central

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Here are the top finance stories of the day for November 19

The weekend is near.

New York City public schools, the largest school district in the country, announced it is transitioning its more than 1.1 million students to remote learning. It’s the latest sign of the type of lockdowns that are being rolled back out as a result of a rise in positive coronavirus cases. 

Meanwhile, startup Affirm posted its S-1. It’s the latest development in the red-hot world of buy now, pay later. One interesting nugget from the paperwork is the fact 30% of Affirm’s revenue comes from one merchant partner: Peloton.

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Google Pay has a whole new look as

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10 things in tech you need to know today, November 16

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  1. Amazon faces a civil rights lawsuit. The class-action lawsuit claims Amazon discriminated against workers of color and immigrants by failing to provide PPE and implement COVID-19 safety measures.
  2. Rebekah Mercer is one of Parler’s top investors. The Wall Street Journal revealed Mercer as one of the conservative social-media app’s backers. She and her father, Robert Mercer, have funded conservative causes in the past, and were among the most influential backers of President Donald Trump in 2016.
  3. Elon Musk watched a SpaceX launch from home.
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Going deep: is the internet breaking our grasp on reality? The 20 November Guardian Weekly | Facebook

One of the many worrying aspects of 2020 has been a rise in online conspiracy theories, with supporters of some of the wildest – such as QAnon – even rising to elected office. Others have documented losing their loved ones down the conspiracy rabbit hole. In the first of a new Guardian series on how big tech has thrived during the pandemic, Alex Hern investigates why people are losing their grip on reality online and what Facebook, and others, are doing to stem the flow.

The spread of online disinformation may even be influencing the man still sitting in the Oval Office in his refusal to concede. More than two weeks after election day in the US, Donald Trump has continued to proclaim his “victory” on social media and to delay the transition to the incoming Biden administration. As Simon Tisdall writes, this mess doesn’t just have implications for Americans

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CE Pro Summit & VIP Peer-to-Peer Networking Groups Extend Application Deadline to November 19

Total Tech Summit is extending the application deadline for the CE Pro Summit & CE Pro VIP Peer-to-Peer Networking Groups to Thursday, November 19, 2020. This will be your very last chance to get your application in to attend the only industry event this year to give you real opportunities to network AND actionable business intelligence. CE Pro Summit East is set to take place December 7-8 and CE Pro Summit West, December 9-10, 2020.

When you are accepted to attend either CE Pro Summit, you are able to participate in world-class educational sessions. These sessions include our highly anticipated keynote on the Workforce of the Future, a session on the hottest topic in the residential market: Wellness & Biophilia, a session on Implementing Emerging Technologies Profitably, and on Operational Excellence & Leadership. Learn more about these sessions here.

CE Pro VIP Peer-to-Peer Networking Groups Form to Promote Idea-Sharing

On top of the general sessions, you also have the opportunity

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Update on DU’s web overhaul project for November 2020

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During the past month, DU migrated four websites into Drupal. With these moves, only 34 pages were added to our web ecosystem, which is a testament to the content management of our campus partners. Here is a little detail about the most recent site launches:

Our remaining website migration will be split into work handled by Fastspot and the Division of Marketing & Communications (MarComm). MarComm has started website migration projects with various partners across campus.

We are working to complete the statement of work for Fastspot in the next few days (pending final budget approval) and have finalized the participants in the governance group, which will be co-chaired by Renea Morris, vice chancellor for MarComm and Rohini Ananthakrishnan, assistant vice chancellor, enterprise application services for IT. Members of the Web Governance Group are:

  • Renea Morris, Co-Chair, Marketing & Communications
  • Rohini Ananthakrishnan, Co-Chair, Information
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Cryptocurrency Leaders and Blockchain Legends Meet in Puerto Rico to Address the Future of the Internet and the Global Economy November 16

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) – Crypto Mondays, Dorado Genesis and the Act 20/22/60 Special Committee of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, today announced their first joint event, “THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY”, will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020. Cryptocurrency leaders will gather together for the 3-hour online event transmitted from Puerto Rico. The cryptocurrency and blockchain event will be powered by Zoom, starting at 5:00 PM AST as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Agenda topics will cover bitcoin, mining, stablecoin and staking fundamentals, no barrier entry, entrepreneurship opportunities in crypto, the 4th Technological Revolution and the future of the internet and the global economy.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • ANDREW KEYS – Managing Partner at Digital Asset Risk Management Advisors (DARMA Capital), who recently partnered with LiquidStake to tackle the staking Liquidity problem for Ethereum

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