Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, made some of his first public remarks since joining the administration when he spoke Monday at an event for the American Technology Council. Its members will dive straight into a broad range of issues, meant to develop new best practices for government regarding its use of information technology. Who knew that Big Data could be so hard? He said there was "a lot of room for optimization in the federal government". "It's working and it's very exciting".
Technology CEOS are expected at the White House Monday for an event focused on modernizing government.
While almost all of the group will be in attendance, there are a few faces that will not be seen in Washington. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is not on the list.
Some of the Tech CEOs attending the meeting include Tim Cook of Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL), who outspokenly in criticized Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Agreement to fight climate change and travel ban on immigrants. from several major Muslim countries. I'm not on a council, so I don't have those kind of decisions.
The executives in attendance also included Safra Catz, Co-Chief Executive of Oracle; Alex Karp, CEO of Palantir; Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel; Tom Leighton, CEO of Akamai; Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP; Steven Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm; Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft; and Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM.
Benioff was also among the cascade of CEOs that panned Trump's decision, but like the majority chose to stay on the council.
Cook is reportedly slated to attend a session called "H-1B/immigration".
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the tech executives are attending the meeting to help the administration "make a more efficient, effective government". Kalanick is also on a leave of absence from Uber.
Uber confirmed to CNN that Kalanick had no plans to participate in the summit. The members of the council include Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, the secretary of Defense, the secretary of Commerce, the secretary of Homeland Security, the director of national intelligence, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the US chief technology officer.
Thursday morning's performance comes on the fifth anniversary of Nik Wallenda's televised high-wire walk over Niagara Falls . The helicopter took off at 8:30 a.m. from the roof of the Seneca Niagara Casino parking garage and returned by 8:50 a.m.
Around 100 people got together inside the Capitol rotunda to hear to speeches about how Islamic law is a threat to democracy. The rally began around 10 am and saw heated moments between Anti-Sharia law proponents and Anti-Trump counter protesters.
The then-Russian company's device was available for some regions including Russia and Europe, but sadly not in the United States. However, it has been confirmed that there will be an e-ink at the rear face, probably with a better resolution this time around.
There was no stopping Porsche as Bernhard clocked up a third win, while Bamber secured his second and it was a first for Hartley . There had been four other high-profile failures going back to 1994 at that point but this year's was particularly harsh.
That could help Amazon cut shipping costs and give the company opportunities to sell even more products once in the store. John Meyer, a portfolio and security analyst, said a "price war" between brick and mortar stores is already occurring.
In any case, Trump's tweet does appear to be a criticism of his deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein . Trump slammed the "made up" and "phony" story about the Trump campaign's collusion with the Russians .
India defeated Pakistan by 7-1 in an all-round show in the World Hockey League semi-final played in London on Sunday. In the 49th minute of the game, Pradeep Mor scored his first goal of the match to stretch the lead by 6-0.
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