Russia: Demonstration of Firing Drill Takes Place on board Petr Veliky

first_img View post tag: Demonstration Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Demonstration of Firing Drill Takes Place on board Petr Veliky View post tag: Petr View post tag: Naval Russia: Demonstration of Firing Drill Takes Place on board Petr Veliky Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: board View post tag: Russia August 7, 2012center_img Demonstration of firing drill security measures took place on board Northern Fleet (NF) nuclear-powered missile cruiser Petr Veliky…(rusnavy)[mappress]Russian Navy, August 7, 2012 View post tag: Drill View post tag: takes View post tag: place View post tag: Navy View post tag: Firing View post tag: Veliky Share this articlelast_img read more

Gervais Cultural and Tourist Center opened in Opatija

first_imgAfter a decade of waiting, Opatija got a facility without which tourist progress cannot be imagined. The Gervais Cultural and Tourist Center was opened, a multifunctional complex intended for all generations and cultural tastes, and the entire investment amounted to HRK 41,5 million. Construction of the center where ‘culture and congresses meet under Učkun’ began in September 2015, on the site of a former Opatija cinema that was demolished to create space for a new building. On the ground floor of the center is a large foyer and a small hall that can accommodate about 300 visitors. On the first floor is the Great Hall with 493 built-in seats intended for more demanding theater and concert productions, cinema screenings and congress events. In the basement there is a club space with a separate entrance that can accommodate about 1000 visitors.With the new Gervais polyvalent center and the Summer Stage, which is often called the ‘pearl of the Mediterranean’ due to its unique architectural identity, symbiosis of greenery and stone and its position on the ‘green peninsula’ of Angiolina Park, we can finally say that culture in Opatija lives on.KC Geravis is an extremely important new space and added value for Opatija for both the cultural and the congress segment.last_img read more

Podcast teaches civics and policy without party bias

first_img“The Policy Paycheck” logo was designed by Jordan Williams, a junior majoring in art. Williams also said the podcast is successful because of its content’s accessibility in addition to its wide availability on streaming services and the Bedrosian Center’s website. “I’m happy that people are gaining what I was hoping to do with that product,” Allen said. “I’m really excited to get more of the marketing out so I can better suit the needs of our audience and have more people listen to it and do more episodes.” In hopes of getting her and her peers’ questions answered, Allen, who is majoring in public policy, created “The Policy Paycheck,” a podcast launched last month dedicated to breaking down major policy issues and analyzing them without bias in easily comprehensible terms. In an effort to think past party lines, “The Policy Paycheck” aims to strictly focus on the data of policy topics ranging from immigration to taxation through conversations with experts and academics in their respective fields.  To publish the podcast, Allen partnered with the USC Bedrosian Center, a research institute in the Price School of Public Policy that focuses on shaping public dialogue surrounding policy issues by sharing information. Aubrey Hicks, the executive director of the Bedrosian Center, believes that Allen’s goal of remaining nonpartisan is an important one when the intent is primarily to inform her audience and prepare them to make their own decisions.  Discussing policy issues is not uncommon for high school and college students, but junior Serena Allen said she noticed that oftentimes she and her peers don’t have the evidence to support their arguments or are immediately intimidated by the jargon and specifics of policy topics.  “I think it works really well at sort of making it accessible to a lot of people where it’s pretty easy to tune in,” Williams said. “It was really breaking down a lot of these big important political discussions that [high school and college students] will be affected by pretty soon and making it something that everyone can sort of grasp and understand.” “I think it’s helpful that I really don’t know — I’m not an expert on any of these topics,” Allen said. “I’m just an undergraduate who’s interested in learning about all these different topics and having the facts to back up anything I believe in. I think a lot of people have an interest in pursuing the same thing in policy and understanding policies.” Junior Serena Allen, who founded the podcast last month, said she wants to keep “The Policy Paycheck” unbiased and nonpartisan, using experts’ input and quantitative data to help students form informed political opinion. (Photo courtesy of Serena Allen) “When we talk about policy and economics, they get so muddled in partisanship, and [Allen’s] idea is to get underneath that,” Hicks said. “I think [Allen] comes with such an open mind to really look at the bigger picture and the sort of what underlies all of this partisanship and how can we get to a place where we have enough information to make our own decisions, regardless of party and politics and all of those sorts of propaganda.” Allen said she wanted the podcast’s content and rhetoric to remain nonpartisan to keep the focus on the foundational facts of policy matters rather than their political interpretations. Not only does she aim to provide information on policy topics, but she said she also hopes to shed light on the misconceptions that divide U.S. political parties. center_img “A lot of the stuff we [at Price Video Service] do — some of it kind of goes over my head because it’s not as familiar — but [Allen’s] podcast is designed for high school students, and it’s actually one of the more interesting things I’ve worked on because it helps me understand it much more easily and clearly,” Hedden said. Corey Hedden, a video producer at Price Video Service, edits Allen’s audio. He said that in working with her he was eager to learn about public policy by listening to “The Policy Paycheck,” despite lacking a background in the field.  More “The Policy Paycheck” episodes will be posted in the upcoming weeks, totaling eight episodes for the first season. Allen said she hopes to produce more seasons and tackle more topics as she collects suggestions from her audience.  “It seems a lot of the time, there’s just certain buzzwords one side uses or the other, even when they’re talking about the same idea,” Allen said. “I think that there’s a huge misconception in American politics that the other side has different goals, when really, everyone’s main goal is to help the American people and to best serve them and the country and make it as beneficial as possible. And so, a lot of the miscommunication I think comes from just not knowing about numbers.” Allen said she believes that the podcast can teach high school seniors preparing to enter college how to argue their ideas and support them with facts and evidence, a skill she thinks is not adequately taught in high school government and civics classes.  Allen said she chose podcasting as her medium because it allows her to ask experts clarifying questions in real time and lighten dense economic topics through casual conversation.  “The Policy Paycheck” has published two episodes to date, the first about taxes and government spending and the second discussing health care programs including Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. Its digestibility is one of the most defining features of its production and content, according to Allen’s peers.  “No policy is as simple as being black and white or right or wrong,” Allen said. “By looking at the nonpartisan lens and the economic side of it, you can kind of take the information you learn from the podcasts and the experts and then be able to make your own decision about what you believe and be able to back it up with something that is helpful to those that you’re discussing these issues with.”last_img read more

Jumbo Pay for Super Eagles if They Win AFCON 2019

first_img*Each player to pocket $95,000 as champions of Egypt 2019Femi SolajaIn a bid to motivate the Super Eagles players to win the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, a massive $95,000 bonus each awaits the players from the group stage matches up till the final match if they lift the cup on the 19th of July at the 80,000 capacity Cairo International Stadium.The massive pay is way higher that what the winning team to the last appearance of Nigeria  at the edition in South Africa where the Late Stephen Keshi tutored side won the cup for the third time. Already the players are guaranteed $10,000 for their 1-0 win over Burundi last Saturday in Alexandria and the same pay await the team should they beat Syli Stars of Guinea tomorrow afternoon at the same venue and could get a total of $30,000 should they maintain a perfect score in the last group match next week at same venue.A top official of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) informed ThisdaySport yesterday evening that it was an agreement the board had reached with the players before it left Asaba training camp before the departure to Ismailia for final preparations.“At the last World Cup finals in Russia, we never had any problem over payments because everything was stated in black and white. Although the team didn’t make it to the knock out phase, the take away from the Mundial was that absolute peace reigned all through our stay in Russia,” the official said last night .Although the football federation has been in the news for wrong reasons over payment to it teams that have participated in global tournaments lately, the gesture bestowed on the senior national team may have been to thread with caution knowing fully well that the tournament in Egypt is a good image laundry to the country.Should the team win its Round of 16 match early next month, each of the players will pocket $12,500 and the quarter final win will reward the players with $15,000 each  and semi final progress will lift each player to $17,500 and a in the final match will give the player a whooping $20,000 each as match bonus.Aside the players’ jumbo pay, the Technical crew are not left behind in the largess. The team Head Coach will collect double of the players rewards while his assistants namely goalkeepers trainer and assistant coach Alloy Agu and Imama Amapakabo will collect 75% of coach’s reward.The Backroom Staff which included the team’s Media Officer, Curator, Secretary are all guaranteed of 75% of what the players received in the progression scale.Should Nigeria win the cup for the fourth time, the conversion rate will reward each of the players with N34.2 million while Head coach will collect N68.4 million.Aside the match bonuses, the players are also entitled to $100 per day as camp allowance and all through to the final match next month would amount to six weeks in camp.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Contender Series hits the road on Wednesday

first_imgWray and Nephew’s popular Contender series, will start on Wednesday, with the first of three road shows, which the promoters have stated will be an exciting build-up to the start of the regular series which kicks off on Wednesday April 5 at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium on Old Hope Road in Kingston.The first of the road shows will see veteran boxer Anthony Osbourne, who has appeared in the Contender series on a couple of occasions, going up against Patrick Miller, who himself is a Contender “graduate”, at Colonel’S Cove in Morant Bay. The second show will take place at Island Village in Ocho Rios, St Ann, on Friday, March 10, featuring Kevin ‘Bus Boy’ Hylton and Glenroy ‘Bumpy’ Beckford, and the third show on Friday March 17, at Breds Sport Park in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, will have a showdown between hometown boxer Jermaine Vassell and popular Miguel ‘Iron Dog’ Raye.HIGH ENERGYCommenting on the road shows to The Gleaner, Wray and Nephew’s Marketing Manager Pietro Gramegna said that he was “enthusiastic and excited about the new series which we are calling ‘the Best of the Best’, as several former champions will be back this year. We are starting with this high-energy series of road shows because we want our loyal and enthusiastic rural supporters to see some live action, and I am sure that they will enjoy themselves”.Boxing Board President Stephen “Bomber” Jones has praised the idea of taking the show on the road, and said that it showed that sponsors Wray and Nephew fully supported the Board’s idea of having live boxing shows outside of Kingston. “Taking the experience of the live boxing matches outside of Kingston is something that we suggested to the sponsors and we are very happy that they have made a start this year. We are sure that our fans outside of Kingston will support the move wholeheartedly.”Mark Kenny, who promotes the series, told The Gleaner that he wanted this year’s competition to be the best ever and was optimistic that the road shows would be a popular innovation. He said that former champions such as Devon Moncrieffe and Sakima Mullings are expected to participate and that the Jamaicans will this year be going up against boxers from Canada. “The competition this year should be very exciting”, he added.There will be delayed broadcasts of the three road shows on Television Jamaica and the weekly shows will be broadcast live each Wednesday night.last_img read more

How IoT is disrupting the world around us

first_imgRelated Posts Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Ronald van Loon Follow the Puckcenter_img Internet of Things (IoT) is changing the world around us. This may look like a bold statement to many, but that’s the truth. From elevators to planes, there will be 30 billion connected devices in the next three years. Clearly, IoT is moving fast, and tech giants are taking bold measures to constantly push the boundaries of what can be achieved with the IoT.The recent Genius of Things Summit that was organized in Munich, Germany was a demonstration of how IBM’s unrivaled IoT ecosystem is changing the way we live, work, and play. Here are a few notable developments that caught my interest.Digital twinThe traditional way of conceptualizing, designing, and developing a product is time- and resource-intensive. Digital twin is an initiative to improve the efficiency of the process by using cloud-based virtual image of an asset maintained throughout the lifecycle. The asset, in turn, remains accessible to every individual involved in the process, thereby allowing people to work collaboratively, reduce errors, and improve efficiency.Airbus and Schaeffler are the two companies that are currently using digital twin engines and bearings. Airbus is using this technology to create a digital thread that allows different engineering divisions to collaborate. This way, in case a problem is discovered, the company can explore whether the product is due to inadequate maintenance, poor manufacturing, or a fault in the design.Cognitive commerceThe ultimate objective of cognitive commerce is to offer a truly personalized service to customers based on their precise preferences. To achieve this, a wide spectrum of technologies is used, from speech recognition to machine learning.Visa is working in collaboration with IBM to offer its customers the flexibility to make payments from any IoT connected device. This, in turn, will eliminate the need to carry sensitive financial information embossed on payment cards, thereby making the customer journey simpler, easier, and more secure.Predictive maintenanceAs the name implies, predictive technology analyzes the data collected using sensors to predict the maintenance needs of an asset. This, in turn, improves asset availability, reduces maintenance costs, and improved customer satisfaction.SNCF, which is a leading freight and passenger transport service, has collaborated with IBM to connect its entire rail system to the IoT ecosystem. Using the data collected from sensors, SNCF will be able to predict repair and maintenance needs of its trains and tracks, improve the security and availability of its assets, and reduce the downtimes associated with unexpected downtimes.While the Internet of Things (IoT) has the power to change our world, we are still at the beginning of the transformational journey that will revolutionize the way we live and work for the better. In the next few years, we can expect to see incredible advancements being made by tech giants, such as IBM and other companies. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#featured#Internet of Things#IoT#top last_img read more