USS Carl Vinson departs Guam

first_img USS Carl Vinson departs Guam The U.S. Navy’s aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and its embarked Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 departed Guam after a scheduled four-day port visit, February 14.While in Guam, Carl Vinson sailors hosted distinguished visitors, toured local sites, and participated in community relations projects with various charitable organizations on the island.Commander, Carrier Strike Group 1, Rear Adm. James Kilby said the port visit was a welcome opportunity for sailors to recharge after weeks of constant training.“A few weeks before we came to Guam, we were able to conduct training as we pushed further west, which was very valuable for the entire strike group,” said Kilby. “After five weeks of work at sea, sailors were able to see Guam, experience the rich culture, and really get re-energized. Everyone here in Guam has been so inviting and gracious. We are fortunate to have come here.”While the visit was important to Carl Vinson sailors, the port call was also important to the people of Guam.Jeff Jones, chairman of the armed forces committee for the Guam Chamber of Commerce, said sailors provide an economic boost for the island.“It has been fantastic having the sailors here for many reasons,” said Jones. “From an economic standpoint, it is a great boost to our economy to have 5,000 sailors participating in water sports, dining at the restaurants, and staying in the hotels.”Jones said in addition to the economic impact, Carl Vinson’s visit is a way to strengthen the historic ties between Guam and the U.S. Navy.“Guam has a long history of supporting the military, especially the Navy,” said Jones. “I think it is great for the island to be able to see the carrier in the harbor and continue to build on the great relationship Guam has with the Navy.”Carl Vinson has deployed to the region several times, starting with a deployment to the western Pacific in 1983 one year after commissioning. Most recently in 2015, Carl Vinson conducted port visits and exercises with regional navies in the South China Sea. View post tag: USS Carl Vinson February 15, 2017 View post tag: Naval Base Guam Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Carl Vinson departs Guam View post tag: US Navy Authorities Share this articlelast_img read more

Conte tells Barca to forget Hazard move

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp But Conte has also sold Nemanja Matic to Manchester United, while Bakayoko will miss the start of the season with a knee injury.– Frustration –Expressing signs of frustration when asked about the club’s transfer activity, Conte made it clear he wants more new faces.“Now for us it is very important to try to improve our squad from the numerical aspect,” he said.“I think only one player is not enough to improve our team. We have a small squad.“We need more players, not of the top level like Neymar, but to improve our squad and our quality. Now we have few players.”Given the significant improvements made by Manchester City and Manchester United, plus club record signings by Arsenal and Liverpool, Conte’s concern is that Chelsea are standing still at a time when their rivals are progressing.After Chelsea and Leicester City sacked Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri less than a year after winning the title, the Chelsea boss is determined to avoid a second-season flop, starting against the Gunners on Sunday.“It’s normal to be a bit afraid to repeat the bad season from two years ago,” he said.“For sure we have to work very hard, harder than last season, to continue to improve every player.“We know Arsenal is a strong team. We want to try to start the season with a win. It’s the first trophy of the season.” Barcelona target HazardLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has told Barcelona there is no chance he will allow Eden Hazard to join the Spanish club as a replacement for Neymar.Neymar completed his world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain on Thursday, when the Brazil striker signed a five-year deal with the French club after paying 222 million euros ($264 million) to release himself from his contract at Barcelona.Neymar’s exit leaves a vacancy in the Barca attack that reports have suggested they would like to fill with Chelsea forward Hazard.Asked on Friday how he would respond to a big-money offer for Hazard, Conte told reporters: “We are trying to buy the players, not to sell them. Otherwise the number is always less and we are in trouble.“These are rumours. Eden is very happy to stay with us and to start the new season.”Hazard is currently sidelined while he recovers from ankle surgery and the Belgian, who was injured on international duty at the end of last season, will miss the start of Chelsea’s Premier League title defence.Hazard’s absence and Diego Costa’s exile after his fall out with Conte leaves the Italian short of attacking options ahead of Sunday’s Community Shield clash with Arsenal.Quizzed on whether he had expressed an interest in Neymar before PSG swooped, Conte said: “No, not true.“It’s an impressive amount of money, £200 million. If PSG is able to do this why not?“For a normal player now you must be ready to spend £40 million, £50 million. If you want to buy a top player, you must be ready to spend this money.”While Conte was never in the hunt for Neymar, he has been keen to add several new signings ahead of a twin assault on the Premier League and Champions League.Having won the English title while absent from European football last season, Conte knows the demands on his squad will be much greater this term.So far, he has landed former Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata, midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko from Monaco and defender Antonio Rudiger from Roma.last_img read more

Here’s how Ravindra Jadeja reacted to his gravity defying catch against New Zealand

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter/APAdvertisement mgNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsgv8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eebnk( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hpnnbWould you ever consider trying this?😱a3bl5Can your students do this? 🌚ee5mRoller skating! Powered by Firework Day of the second match of the Test series against New Zealand series has seen its closure today, and although the Indian batting order once gained failed to make a mark in the second innings, significantly better performance was observed from them during the hosts’ first innings. Along with joint marvel from Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, one of the most talked about topics from the match was Ravindra Jadeja’s super human catch. Before starting the second innings, the superstar cricketer worded in his reaction from the startling catch.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter/APWhile a marvellous performance from the Indian bowlers bundled the Kiwis on 235, at tea, all eyes were on Ravindra Jadeja for his superhuman effort. The fielder was present for an interview session, where he said: “I was expecting him (Wagner) to score towards deep square leg. But I didn’t expect the ball to come at that pace. It came so quickly with the wind and I just stuck my hand out.”“I didn’t even realise when I took the catch. We bowled well as a unit. We will look to bat well and bowl them out again,” Jadeja added.Advertisement This was Shami’s third pick of the match, as the pacer secured a total of four. Other than picking Wagner, the 29 year old dismissed Tom Latham, Henry Nicholls and Kyle Jamieson.Jadeja is renowned for his amazing skills as a fielder, and today’s show stopping effort from the Team India all rounder was seen in the 72nd over at Hagley Oval. Facing Shami’s delivery, Neil Wagner went for a pull towards the square leg, where Jadeja was in position. The 31 year old jumped unbelievably high, and caught the ball with only his left hand.Advertisement The Indian fielders were left ashook with such a marvellous display of fielding abilities from the veteran, and along with the startled spectators, even Wagner, who left the pitch on 21, was astounded on Jadeja’s expertise.Check out the jaw dropping catch in the clip below, courtesy to Twitter user @Sourav206.Ravindra Jadeja. Take a bow!. What a catch!. Stunner!. #INDvsNZ pic.twitter.com/Pe1JIeHENm— Sourav20 (@Sourav206) March 1, 2020In addition to the spectacular catch, Jadeja also had an impressive spell with the ball, securing the vital wickets of Ross Taylor and Colin de Grandhomme.Also read-Twitter goes berserk as Ravindra Jadeja produces one of the all time great catches to dismiss Neil Wagner!New Zealand vs India 2nd Test Day 2 Review: Shami and Bumrah’s efforts go to waste as Indian batsmen bite the dust Advertisementlast_img read more

A’s can’t get the the break they need, lose to Astros again

first_imgOAKLAND — The Athletics needed a break, and the way Marcus Semien saw it, his blooper down the right field line against Houston starter Justin Verlander was just what his team needed.Instead, it went into the books as a foul ball, Semien received the first ejection of his life, and the Astros went on to beat the Athletics 5-1 Saturday night before a crowd of 20,425 at the Coliseum.It was the fourth straight loss … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

The impact, profile and reputation of South Africa on the African continent

first_imgBrand South Africa and the South African Research Chair Initiative in African Diplomacy is hosting a roundtable on South Africa relations with fellow African countries at the University of Johannesburg. Based on Brand South Africa’s SA Inc research project, the findings that will be shared will provide a holistic view of South Africa’s impact on the continent.Johannesburg, Monday 14 March 2016 – One of the objectives of Brand South Africa’s research in peer African markets is to develop a more integrated and holistic understanding of the full spectrum of South African activities in peer markets.Brand South Africa, in partnership with the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARCHI) Chair in African Diplomacy (University of Johannesburg) invite media to a roundtable where findings from research in Senegal, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Angola will be shared.Key issues to be interrogated include:Lessons from a market entry strategy point of viewCultural competency when engaging with peers across the continentLessons from South African expats and expertise in key marketsThe reputation profile of South Africa – beyond policyLessons on the need for creative interventions to share expertise and experiences between government, business, and academia to build national competence and enhance African integration.All guests, including media, are requested to bring along any form of identity (Licence, I.D, Passport) as well register their car by providing the model/make and registration number of the vehicle when confirming attendance.Join the research roundtable  as follows:Date: Wednesday 16 March 2017Time: 09h30-12h30Venue: University of Johannesburg – Kingsway Campus library, Level 5 AuditoriumRSVP: Please confirm your attendance with Tsabeng Nthite [email protected] Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About SARCHI Chair in African DiplomacyThe National Research Foundation (NRF) South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARCHI) Chair: African Diplomacy and Foreign Policy is a newly established research and post-graduate training initiative under the aegis of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Johannesburg. Headed by Prof Chris Landsberg, it seeks to respond to the fluctuating state of Africa’s international affairs by developing a research and outreach agenda embedded in strong basic and applied primary research.Join the conversation at: #SANationBrand. Follow us on Twitter using @Brand_SA and on Facebook. Tell us how you Play Your Part for South Africa through the website or the @PlayyourpartSA Twitter page.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5041Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Salesforce.com Launches Social Enterprise Application at Dreamforce

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… alex williams Tags:#enterprise#news#NYT 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Some of the features with Salesforce Chatter:Profiles: Includes contact information, area of expertise, work history and a photo. We are seeing more profile features in Enterprise 2.0 applications. Starups like CubeTree are using profiles as an anchor for customers to connect.Status Updates: A real-time activity stream – another sign that the real-time web is becoming a standard technology in the enterprise.Feeds: Content and applications will be part of the activity stream. For example, when an update is made to the Salesforce CRM environment, it will ping the feed to notify subscribers.Groups: Users may create their own groups to share content and updates.Social Content: Documents such as spreadsheets can be integrated into a user’s feed, similar to how a photo is shared on a social network like Facebook.This has to be one of the more significant developments in how the enterprise is adopting the consumer web. It’s another sign of the pervasiveness of social networks in people’s lives. On a broader front, this can only help the cause of Enterprise 2.0 style companies. Users benefit in terms of having another option for how they use the social web in their daily work. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Salesforce.com launched a social enterprise application here at Dreamforce today that will allow companies to create their own private, social networks and integrate with Twitter, Facebook and other social applications.Dubbed Salesforce Chatter, the application serves as a secure enterprise collaboration application and social development platform.The application models social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Salesforce.com Chatter provides the capability for customers to have profiles, feeds and groups. It will also integrate Twitter and Facebook so people may get these respective feeds into their social network environment. In addition, developers will have access to the 135,000 applications on the Force.com platform.last_img read more

Why Businesses Need to Switch from Manually Signing of Docs to Digital Signing

first_imgHarsh Gala If your business manually signing documents, then you might have faced immense pressure with the bulk signing, risk of documents being tampered, etc.? This is the time when your organization should be looking for digital signing software solution as a business practice.The particular fact says that the employees are wasting about 20-30% of their time weekly in managing the document and signing it. It also highlights the cost incurred in papers.As punctuality plays a significant role, its reputation funnels down to the part where signing a document and handing over on time has been very crucial, it’s funny because we still find a business using the physical signing of the document in this era of digital transformation.So what’s the fix to this problem as the signing of Document is necessary?In today’s fast-paced world, going paperless with digital signatures is the way forward. Government legislation has ensured that digital signatures have the same legal validity as a handwritten signature.Here is where the digital Signing Software comes into existence. This helps in signing substantial business documentation with high-speed multi-signatory digital signing.What is Digital Signing Software?Digital Signing Software is a window application or software which allows signing PDF file using Digital Signature Certificate (DSC). Once configured the Signature Profile the digital signing software signs PDF file automatically according to your preferred location without any human intervention.Learn more about document signing software and why organizations should use this as their work process.  Every organization has that vision to move in the direction of paperless office; however, with the lack of proper awareness it gets a bit hazy. Let us dwell dipper into the next aspect that will help you realize the benefits of digital signing.Also, read How to convert the page to PDF file using PDFBook extensionAdvantages of Digital Signing Software1) LegalityMost important of the thing in a contract is, it should be legally valid across all parts of the world. And must be mutually agreed by the parties.According to the sources, there are more than 25 countries who have made this legal across country borders to make business easy. Digitally signed documents are legally valid in court-of-law. These new laws, if true, makes digital signing adaptation easy across business operations.2) SecurityAs you know, the manually signature on the documents can tamper for forgery. These documents can be misplaced or damaged during any unforeseen events.The benefit of signing documents digitally is, it can not tamper. The documents can be saved in digital ways to protect from different disasters. Digital signing uses a PKI technology that keeps your signature secure from been tampered.3) Bulk signingThe bulk Signing of the document is one of the features of the digital signing software which allows the user to sign bulk documents automatically. Where the user has to sign the bulk document, then they have to sign documents overnight back and forth.Once placed your document in a folder the software will sign your documents from that folder automatically and place in other folders.4) Time ManagementThe physical signing of the document is very much time-consuming. In the corporate world, all the documentation are done on the mail, which leads you to print, sign and then fax as per business processes. This is a very time-consuming process.As you do not have to print and scan documents for signing, you automatically save an enormous amount of time.5) Cost ManagementDigital Signing Software is much cheaper. Not having to pay postage, courier, storage, management, and other document handling fees is a plus.Through the software, the quantity of documents that can be signed is much cost effective.  This also eases your burden to sign multiple documents; hence your management can now focus on other vital issues.Having understood the advantages of digital signing software, business needs to try this software for their specific use cases. During this phase, they need to evaluate within inter-department and functionalities of any application.  Intelligent software that allows the creation of multiple signing profiles and enterprise capabilities to integrate within an SAP environment is the ideal choice for businesses.It would be amazing to know your experience of moving towards the paperless office. Harsh Gala is working as a Digital Marketing Executive. The passion for Technology has driven him to read and write an article on technology and other digital things. Why Productivity and Customer Experience go Han… How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags: #Digital Signing#Document signing Remote Working Culture: The Facts Business Owne… Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more

MS Dhoni: A calming influence in India’s middle order

first_imgMahendra Singh Dhoni is maintaining a “good habit” Virat Kohli had demanded after the first match of the one day international series in Sri Lanka. Dhoni once again produced a solid performance with the bat and ensured India win the third ODI to capture the five-match series 3-0.Dhoni joined Rohit Sharma in the middle after India were reduced to 61/4 in 15.1 overs in their chase of 218. However, Dhoni looked to be the man on a mission as he slowly but steadily kept the scoreboard ticking along with opener Rohit, who went on to score his 12th ODI hundred.Dhoni played a calm knock, scored in singles and twos and allowed Rohit to take the attack back to the Sri Lankan bowlers.This helped India nullify the threat of Akila Dananjaya who once again rocked India with a couple of wickets with his off-break bowling. Dananjaya had picked up his career-best 6/54 in the second ODI and once again looked to put India in trouble. But Dhoni, who stood between Dananjaya and Sri Lanka’s victory in the second game, was once again the man India pinned their hopes on.Special night with the special man. Great way to win the series. #WeMarchOn #IceMan&Hitman pic.twitter.com/qad1WfGaR8- Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) August 28, 2017In the second ODI, India were staring at defeat at 131/7 chasing 231 when Dhoni and unlikely hero Bhuvneshwar Kumar stitched together an unbroken century partnership to give India a three-wicket win for 2-0 series lead.India were once again put in a kind of similar situation, tottering at 61/4 with Shikhar Dhawan (5), Virat Kohli (3), KL Rahul (17) and Kedar Jadhav (0) all back in the hut cheaply.advertisementBut Dhoni and Rohit forged a 157-run unbeaten partnership for the fifth wicket to guide India to their fifth successive ODI series triumph. The victory also helped India clinch their seventh consecutive ODI series against Sri Lanka.The former skipper was calm and cool as usual at the other end even as Rohit struck his maiden century in Sri Lanka, studded with 16 fours and a couple of big hits.Keep Calm and Carry On – @ImRo45 & @msdhoni #TeamIndia #SLvIND pic.twitter.com/tVSfYOl4RP- BCCI (@BCCI) August 27, 2017While Dhoni’s previous knock of 45 not out in the second game involved only one four, he belted a six and four fours in his unbeaten 68 off 86 deliveries in his 299th match.The 36-year-old also surpassed Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally of 9378 to become India’s fourth-highest run-getter in the 50-overs format behind Sachin Tendulkat, Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. Dhoni now has 9434 runs from 296 ODIs for India. He has also played three ODIs for Asia XI to take his aggregate score to 9608 runs.Dhoni loves batting against Sri Lanka and the stats don’t lie. In 61 ODIs, the wicketkeeper-batsman has scored 2261 runs at 64.60 with the help of two centuries and 18 fifties. His career-best of 183 not out also came against the island nation.Yet another match winning knock by Rohit and Mahi Bhai. Very well played. #IndianCricket #Cricket @ImRo45 @msdhoni #INDvSLPic: HT pic.twitter.com/qn1UjVW6kV- Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 27, 2017Dhoni’s form and future has been under the scanner since his Test retirement in December 2014. He stepped down from limited-overs captaincy in January and handed over the reins to Virat Kohli in all the three formats.Since relinquishing captaincy, Dhoni has batted in 16 innings to score 498 runs at an average of 83 with the help of a century and four fifties.Yet another match winning knock by Rohit and Mahi Bhai. Very well played. #IndianCricket #Cricket @ImRo45 @msdhoni #INDvSLPic: HT pic.twitter.com/qn1UjVW6kV- Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) August 27, 2017Enjoyed the way @ImRo45 batted tonight???Loved his positivity & maturity???One more crucial knock from @msdhoni ??? @BCCI- VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 27, 2017last_img read more

2016 Harvey Norman National Touch League Referees Nominations

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA) is calling for nominations for suitably qualified referees to be considered to attend the 2016 Harvey Norman National Touch League (NTL) from Wednesday, 9 March until Saturday, 12 March 2016.   The event will be held at C.ex Coffs International Stadium, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. The Open and Senior tournaments will run concurrently over the four days creating an exciting atmosphere with the best players and officials from across the country in all age divisions, with the potential of international teams. The NTL event has proven to be a highlight for the Touch Football community, providing a great opportunity for professional development through experiencing the highest level of Touch Football in the country.For more information, please click on the attachment below. Nominations close COB on Monday, 18 January 2016. Related Files2016_ntl_referee_nomination_information-pdfRelated LinksNTL Ref Nominationslast_img read more

A look at Facebooks changes over the years in what you see

first_imgFacebook is once again tweaking what you see to focus more on personal connections and take the spotlight off brands and news articles.Facebook says it will highlight posts you are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” That means cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively consume, including video.To try to keep you glued to Facebook, it regularly updates the formula that decides what posts you see. With the latest update, the company says it’s focusing on what Facebook is for — connecting with people you know.Here’s a look at some of the ways the company has changed the posts appearing in users’ customized news feeds, which launched in 2006, as well as some of the factors it uses in deciding what makes up those feeds.___MAKING FACEBOOK “MEANINGFUL”Last June, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook would tweak its formulas to try to boost membership in “meaningful” groups. Whenever someone spends at least 30 minutes a week in a group, Facebook classifies it as “meaningful.” The company estimates that 130 million of its users are in such groups. It wants to increase that to more than a billion by 2022.___DOWN WITH CLICKBAIT?Facebook tweaked its news feed in 2014 to clamp down on “clickbait,” posts with grabby headlines like “you won’t believe what happened next” yet ultimately disappoint.More clicks mean the posts would move higher in people’s news feeds, even if people don’t really want to see them. How does Facebook decide what’s clickbait? For one, it knows how much time you spend reading an article. A quick click generally means you’re not really interested in the post that was shared.Facebook’s push worked. You’re much less likely to see clickbait these days.___YOUR PERSONAL “NEWSPAPER”In 2013, Zuckerberg said he wanted the news feed to look more like a digital newspaper, filled with information tailored to each user. The company gave you more ways to decide what you want or don’t want to see.Later, the company expanded these tools to let you choose the friends and brands whose posts you want to see first. That means a news hound can choose to highlight news articles, for instance. You can also unfollow a specific friend’s posts, while still staying connected on Facebook; you can decide to follow that person again later.___ADS ARE SEPARATEThe changes won’t affect how often you see advertisements, or as Facebook calls them, “sponsored posts.”However, you can tell Facebook not to show a particular ad again, and Facebook will stop showing you that and will show something else instead. Over time, Facebook will tailor the ads it shows you based on such feedback.___DATA RULESIt’s in Facebook’s best interest to show its more than 1 billion daily users stuff that will keep them interested — and keep them coming back. To that end, the company says it surveys tens of thousands of users each day to get a more complete picture of what people want to see.last_img read more