US Marines Improve Maritime Missions during TS15

first_img View post tag: Missions View post tag: Maritime View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval US Marines Improve Maritime Missions during TS15 Authorities View post tag: Marines July 17, 2015 View post tag: Asia-Pacific Back to overview,Home naval-today US Marines Improve Maritime Missions during TS15 View post tag: News by topic Marines embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) and introduced the Joint Automated Deep Operation Coordination System (JADOCS) during exercise Talisman Sabre 15 (TS15).According to Marine Cpl. Steward Bach, a JADOCS operator, their visit aboard George Washington allowed the U.S. Marine Corps to show the U.S. Navy their capabilities and how the Marine Corps can integrate and improve the Navy’s maritime missions.Bach added that JADOCS is a system that links land and sea assets, and creates a clear image that is designed to allow a combatant commander to make better tactical decisions. It improves communication between all allied resources and provides more detail for real-world scenarios, which ultimately allows better tactical engagements.TS15 is a biennial land, sea and air military training exercise between U.S. and Australian forces that features more than 33,000 personnel, 21 ships, 200 aircraft and three submarines, which increases U.S.-Australian interoperability to respond to a wide variety of contingencies and maintain security, peace, and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.Image: US Navy View post tag: TS15 View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img read more

Is This the Renaissance of the PC?

first_imgAround the year 2000, the term “tablet PC” was coined. Ten years later, in 2010, we saw the first headline – “The PC Officially Died Today” – and a near decade long debate began, with most tech pundits convinced that the PC would be extinct by 2020.Fast forward to today and the narrative has changed. Worldwide PC shipments increased 17.1% Y/Y in 3Q20 while smartphone shipments are projected to decline 1.3% Y/Y in the same quarter.¹ While the PC has always helped us connect, collaborate and communicate, 2020 has proven the value it brings to our lives more than any other time I can remember. This is a popular opinion – nearly everyone will agree – but I’d take it a step further. I believe we’re witnessing the renaissance of the PC. Not a resurgence, as that would imply a period of little activity, but a renaissance. An entirely new way to think about something.We’ve been designing innovative PCs that can help you “work from anywhere” for years, but we’ve been given a rare opportunity to step back, rethink and use this time as a catalyst for positive, innovative change.IT Doesn’t Touch the PCIt’s mind-boggling what IT teams have accomplished this year. Digital transformation initiatives went from multi-year projects to turning on like a light switch in a matter of days.We have always put the needs of people at our core, with support available at every stage of a company’s journey to provide a productive and connected digital workforce. With solutions like Unified Workspace, we provide ready-to-work PC experiences for employees, regardless of location. Our approach protects from security vulnerabilities, lightens and automates workloads, provides management options from DIY to managed-for-you, and provides support for the unexpected.But how does this evolve in our renaissance phase? Think of PCs that self-heal to keep you working instead of looking for help. Think how the combination of AI, analytics, the cloud and improved connectivity will make remote management of PCs a breeze. And how the promise of predictive maintenance means problems fix themselves before they manifest.A future where IT never physically touches a PC again? That’s a revival that could benefit us all.With AI, PC Now Stands for Personal CompanionWith ever-increasing demands, we need PCs that do more than just work. PCs that are more intelligent, self-aware and user aware. We recently introduced Dell Optimizer, our AI-based software that learns and adapts to how you work and provides faster app launches, extended battery life, and easier log-on and secure lock-outs.Future AI capabilities will benefit us in ways we haven’t yet imagined. . AI will make PC usage more seamless, customized and hassle-free. It will hurdle common tech challenges, like connecting to the local network or setting up a printer. Imagine ubiquitous connectivity and a continuous experience that translates across all your preferred devices so you can always pick up where you left off. Think about having a personal AI assistant on your PC to help manage your work and home life. Setting calendars appointments or making recommendations based on contextual data will be simple tasks completed in the background for you. A PC that becomes a trusted and reliable assistant, or personal companion, while you manage work and play from anywhere.Beyond Form Factor: Collaboration and Connectivity take the SpotlightThe industry has long focused on offering the smallest and lightest devices possible. At Dell, we’ve balanced the demand for compact form factors against the convenience of a variety of ports, long battery life and the connectivity options remote workers need. The themes of “work from anywhere” won’t change (think collaboration and connectivity), but the way they manifest will.As your PC gets more intelligent, it understands when you want to be seen and when you don’t. If you’re participating in a video conference but get distracted – it could be a phone call, or your officemate/partner/child/dog needs you – you can trust your PC to turn off the camera until you choose to re-engage.The space that you occupy at any given moment shouldn’t limit your productivity. Mobile PCs may offer expansive, adaptive screens so you can be more productive wherever you are. Think of workplaces that are completely wireless and turn on by detecting your presence, so you stay productive as you transition from on-the-go to at-the-desk.Remote workers need baseline internet connectivity and 5G availability is expanding. The Latitude 9510 is the first PC available on T-Mobile’s 5G network. However, we still need more PCs that can leverage 5G for anywhere, secure connectivity or that can default to 5G when Wi-Fi is slow. Collaboration and connectivity that make you feel like you’re with your colleagues when you aren’t — that’s the next frontier.PC Luxury Within Reach for AllIn the past, executives and salespeople would often get the top-of-the-line devices—the sleekest laptop with high-end components. I know we’ve all had a moment where we’ve gotten a little jealous of a colleague’s new device. When I think about a renaissance of the PC, I imagine us being able to bring these “premium” experiences to more employees. Our promise is that premium is more than the look and feel of a device, the evolving workforce is redefining it.Premium is about offering the features you care about like low blue light technology and privacy shutters for when you log many hours a day on your device. The unboxing experience also becomes important since IT may never touch the device. And once the PC is out of the box, we should all be able to jump straight into work the moment we power on.While Dell has focused on accelerating the circular economy for years and is vocal about our moonshot goals, there’s no slowing down when we look to the future. Better PC designs engineered for disassembly and material recovery will become more important. And look for more options like PC as a Service (PCaaS) that provide flexibility in IT spending, simpler ways to refresh to the latest PCs and peace of mind with secure data removal and recycling of the device at its end of life.Security Conquers AllThis new way of working comes with more opportunities for security vulnerabilities, making it critical to secure workers’ PCs.According to a recent study, more than three-quarters of organizations prioritize supply chain security during vendor selection to address counterfeit components, malware and firmware tampering. Solutions like Dell Technologies SafeSupply Chain help protect against tampering while the PC is in transport and prevent spyware or other malware from getting injected into the device’s hard drive.Securing below the operating system (OS) is also vital to the overall security of the device, as well as your business. We continue to find ways to bolster PC security with solutions like Dell SafeBIOS — because a compromised BIOS can potentially provide an attacker with access to information on your device.We also need to rethink security in a creative way. Not through patches and updates, but by offering PCs that use machine learning and AI to eradicate malware before it even settles. PCs should offer best-in-class security products and practices to lower the risk of having end-users accessing internal networks from home. For me, a renaissance in this area means I never question if my PC — or the information on it — is secure.The Time for a Renaissance Is NowWe have learned the PC is far from dead. It’s the gateway for us all to work, play and learn. Because of this intimacy, people expect more from their PC now than ever before — and we’re listening.We’re working on augmenting PCs with technologies like cloud, 5G and AI to offer smart, personalized and wonderful experiences. While we’ve long been on this journey, this “renaissance” moment gives us the opportunity to pause and rethink how we bring about this future.¹ IDClast_img read more

Cricket News Mushfiqur Rahim Eliminates Years Of Bangladesh Pain Vs India In Delhi Smog

first_imgNew Delhi: Heading into the Twenty20 International against India at the Arun Jaitley stadium, Bangladesh were carrying years of pain and hurt. In 2016, they spectacularly choked in the World T20 clash in Bangalore when they needed two runs off three balls with three wickets in hand only to lose by one run. In the 2018 Nidahas Trophy final, Bangladesh needed to defend five runs off the last ball but Dinesh Karthik hit a flat six off Soumya Sarkar to deny them the title in spectacular fashion. The scoreline read 8-0. In addition to the scars provided by two very close losses, Bangladesh were facing an uphill task. To add to their woes, they suffered a body blow when their superstar Shakib Al Hasan was banned for two years (one suspended) for not reporting booking approaches. With so much hurt off the field, the win in Delhi, amidst the pollution that was choking the city speaks volumes of their character. That it was led by Mushfiqur Rahim, the constant survivor in the midst of eight consecutive losses was poetic justice. Bangladesh’s spinners had restricted India’s batting to 148/6 and they were given a good start by Mohammad Naim on debut. Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur shared a 60-run stand and put Bangladesh on course.Earlier, Mushfiqur had survived a review off Yuzvendra Chahal and Rishabh Pant did not go for the review. The right-handed wicketkeeper batsman decided to bide his time and take the game deep. Heading into the last three overs, they needed 35 off three overs. India gifted Mushfiqur another life when Krunal Pandya dropped his catch off Chahal and Bangladesh needed 22 off 12. However, the 19th over changed the entire complexion when Mushfiqur slammed four consecutive boundaries off Khaleel Ahmed. When he notched up his fifty, the celebrations were muted. There was no chest-thumping, there was no premature celebrations. It was silent acknowledgement. The lessons of Bangalore and Colombo were learnt on that night in Delhi. Calmly, Bangladesh got over the line and they had broken the jinx.Mushfiqur outlined the blueprint which ensured Bangladesh did not lose their ninth straight game against India. “We have had a lot of close games against India. So we promised ourselves that the next time we go into such a phase of the game, we don’t want to lose. We have learned a lot from those last two games against India that went into the last over, so we discussed on how we can overcome those moments. I was telling Riyad bhai (Mahmudullah) that let’s win in singles and doubles rather than going for big hits. I think we have nothing to lose coming into this game and also in this whole series so that gave the freedom to play to our potential and fearless cricket,” Mushfiqur stated.Also Read | Delhi Air Pollution: BCCI’s Smokescreen, Public’s Convenient OutrageThe win in Delhi comes as a boost at a time Bangladesh cricket was reeling from the recent cricketer’s strike and the ban on Shakib. The calmness and maturity shown from the players despite all the distractions was symbolic of their continuing evolution. For Mushfiqur, he put the ghosts of Colombo and Bangalore to rest by finally guiding his team over the line in grand style.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Annexio and Rieves Lotteries come under ASA fire

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Share Lee Willows, YGAM: Education is central to gambling reform  July 9, 2020 The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has sanctioned the Annexio operated, after upholding two issues raised as a result of text featured on the homepage of its site.Listing various lotteries which users can bet on, text stated “MEGA MILLIONS £256 MILLION,” before detailing “How to win the Mega Millions Jackpot,” and going on to say “Mega Millions has an opening jackpot of $15 million with no cap. It makes the world’s biggest lottery winners!” further down the page.One complainant, who understood that the prize amounts stated were subject to United States taxes and other deductions, challenged whether the ad was misleading, before the ASA also questioned its deceptive nature, by failing make clear that it was offering the opportunity to bet on the outcome of the lottery, rather than participate in it.Responding LottoGo, who had undergone a trading name change from World Lottery Club during the course of the investigation, stated a number of alterations had been made on the advice of the Gambling Commission in 2016.Adding that they did not believe it was misleading to advertise potential prize amounts pre-tax, due to not knowing the tax status of players located across a wide range of jurisdictions. The firm also stated deductions were highlighted in terms and conditions, and that text featured on the website made it clear that consumers were betting on the outcome of a lottery as opposed to entering one.Upholding both issues, the ASA emphasised that the ad didn’t make clear jackpot amounts could be subjected to significant deductions, and that consumers “were unlikely to understand from the ad as a whole that they were being offered the opportunity to bet on the outcome of a lottery via a gambling operator, rather than participate in the lottery itself”.Concluding that the ad was misleading, action laid out by the ASA is stated as “The ad must not appear again in its current form. We told to make clear, as soon as prize funds were quoted, the extent to which winnings may be subjected to deductions. Furthermore, they must make clear that consumers were not being offered the opportunity to participate in a lottery, but to bet on its outcome”.A further issue was brought before Rieves Lotteries Ltd, operators of a website promoting charity scratchcards, with it challenged that the graphical nature of the content would hold a particular appeal to children.Responding, Rieves pointed to its reference only purpose, with the generic animated stock imagery used to reflect season and character, whilst also ensuring customers could identify the scratchcards they had purchased, and to search for further information about those scratchcards.Considering the bright, colourful designs in the ads and cartoon-like imagery were likely to appeal to children, the ASA upheld the complaint and told Rieves Lotteries that the ad must not appear again in current form, and to make sure future ads for gambling products did not have particular appeal to under-18s.last_img read more