NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes

first_img View post tag: Dynamic Manta Share this article Ships and submarines participating in the NATO Submarine Command-led exercise Dynamic Manta have their drills on March 4.Spanish F-80 frigate Santa María arrived at her homeport in Rota Naval Base on March 10 after participating in the multinational exercise along with the French replenishment ship FS Var and the frigate FS Montcalm and other anti-submarine warfare (ASW) escorts from Italy and France.DYMA 16 took place in the Ionian Sea from February 22 to March 4. It has been NATO’s main ASW exercise in the Mediterranean this year.The submarine force was made up of eight submarines from seven different nations: USA, France, Greece, Italy, UK, Turkey and Spain. Participating units belonged to three different types: nuclear, conventional diesel-electric and air-independent propulsion system (AIP) submarines.There were also a number of ASW aircraft, both fixed-wing MPAs and helicopters equipped with low-frequency sonars. In the course of this exercise, the Mistral spent a total of 122 hours hunting and being hunted under heavy air threat. NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes Authoritiescenter_img View post tag: NATO March 14, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today NATO submarine exercise Dynamic Manta concludes last_img read more

Bett 2020: Building the Classrooms of the Future

first_imgGetting reacquainted with my digital office after the winter break served as a useful reminder of how integral technology has become to the way UK consumers and businesses interact, work and access information. According to a recent trends report in Forbes, 2020 is hyped to be the decade when schools also embrace technology. I have already witnessed how new and powerful technology is driving major changes in the way students and teachers teach, learn, and interact, and am incredibly excited about what Dell Technologies has in store in the coming decade for education.We’re off to a flying start this year with our presence at Bett – the first EDU-tech show of the year kicking off on 22 January, bringing together over 800 leading companies, 103 exciting new EdTech start-ups, and over 34,000 attendees.Since Bett 2019 (the year we got a dinosaur on the stand thanks to our partnership with The Natural History Museum), we’ve been busy working on new ways to connect with educators and students attending the show, and we’ve hit on an exciting theme for 2020: Transform Teaching: Accelerate Learning. It’s a direct reference to esports within schools (more on that later), but more broadly it relates to how we can branch out beyond traditional education activities and embrace student passions to drive learning.First up, we’re proud to debut the Latitude 9510 in the UK, following its announcement at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. I encourage all teachers and administrative staff at Bett to check out the newest edition to the Latitude line: the world’s smallest, lightest, most intelligent 15-inch commercial laptop. With a 15” InfinityEdge screen in a 14” size and Dell Optimizer’s built-in AI that adjusts to the way you work, the Latitude 9510 will allow education professionals to be more productive whenever and however they need.We’ll be introducing more functionality to the new Latitude 3310 and Latitude 3310 2-in-1 to provide a smarter, faster and more durable end-user experience at an even more affordable price point. Students and teachers can collaborate and multitask more effectively with features like a world-facing camera and WavesMAXX Audio Pro, all powered by the latest generation of Intel Whiskey Lake Processors. To ensure students have the latest tech to support cutting edge computers, we’re also launching our new generation of wireless keyboard and mice, designed to work seamlessly across up to three devices and lasting up to three years with only one AA battery.We cannot talk about the future of the classroom without calling out our seriously impressive 86-inch 4K interactive monitor (C8621QT), which also premiered at CES. If 2020 is the year when technology officially transcends the smart board, then this monitor with 4K UHD resolution, 20-point multi-touch, USB-C connectivity, and Dell’s exclusive Screen Drop Feature surely must be front and centre of the revolution.We’re continuing to collaborate with Microsoft and Intel this year, unified in our mission to transform the education landscape through technology. Together with Greenwood Academies Trust, a not-for-profit organisation operating 35 open academies that educate approximately 17,000 students, we’re coming up with new and improved ways of supporting teachers and students in the classroom via the latest technology. As well as hosting daily live Skype for Classroom and Teams sessions with Greenwood Academies Trust pupils, CIO Stephen Sanderson will be on stage daily at the Microsoft Live Theatre from 12 to 12:30. He’ll be revealing how their modern learning approach has not only impacted student learning but improved the work-life balance for teachers as well.As proud creators of the award-winning Alienware brand and accessible G-Series portfolio, Dell Technologies has always been passionate about gaming. Esports is reshaping entertainment, and now presents powerful new opportunities in the classroom. Students engaged in esports can develop critical thinking, analytic and leadership skills in an interactive environment accessible to varying skill levels and capabilities. For those able to join us at Bett, we’ll have dedicated Esports stations with Alienware devices pre-loaded with games to play, a McLaren profiling game ready to tell you the best job suited to your skills, and the McLaren racing simulator. Visitors can also get hands-on with an interactive programme that puts them in the driving seat of a Formula 1 car and mimics how the world-renowned automotive racing experts collect and analyse data from over 200 sensors, generating over 13,000 pieces of information.We can’t wait to showcase our exciting new line up of products at Bett this year and demonstrate the transformative solutions already in place in schools across the UK. If you plan on visiting, please join the Dell Technologies stand at #NG43.last_img read more

‘Fastest-growing solar market in the U.S.,’ Texas signs $100 million deal with project developer

first_img‘Fastest-growing solar market in the U.S.,’ Texas signs $100 million deal with project developer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Texas Public Radio:A deal announced Monday could mean a $100 million towards solar projects in Texas. Austin-based solar power company PowerFin Partners will develop and build the projects and Toronto-based real estate investors Fengate will finance the deals as part of today’s announced co-development deal.“Financing of solar projects is pretty difficult,” said Tuan Pham, president of PowerFin. “(The deal) allows Fengate to focus on the financing and us to focus on the operating, development, and construction.”PowerFin is best known for developing projects like CPS Energy’s residential solar program, Fengate director Greg Calhoun pointed to both projects as innovations in the solar market and part of the reason they decided to partner with PowerFin. Another big reason was accessing Texas’ solar market.“Texas is the fastest growing solar market in the U.S.,” Calhoun said. “There’s a great resource here. There’s population growth, so the macroeconomic story makes sense. The resource story makes sense.”It is the second $100 million solar development commitment that Fengate has announced in three months. Fengate will partner with Alberta, Canada-based Greengate Power Corporation.More: Texas Could See $100 Million In Solar Investmentslast_img read more

What has happened to Saturday open homes?

first_imgWhere is everyone? Picture: SuppliedFOR as long as I can remember, Saturday open homes have been a staple of the realty profession. I was taught to fish where the fish are and for many years weekend opens attracted most of the lookers.But in today’s fast-changing era many people actually work weekends, not to mention weekend sports with the kids, and consequently many struggle to get to the open house on Saturday or Sunday.So to be able to inspect a property at 6pm on their way home from work really offers a good option to the busy buyer.We are seeing more and more agents choosing to offer a mid-week afternoon or twilight open inspection.Some of our REIQ agents are even choosing to make the experience more memorable by offering a chilled glass of bubbles and some delicious cheeses. Slowly browsing through your new potential home with a nice glass of wine in hand is a nice way to buy property.Agents will, of course, still take private appointments but visiting a scheduled open home inspection puts less pressure on the buyer and less stress on the seller, who knows they only have to present the home once a week.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020A common real estate profession expression suggests that you can never present a home too well. Simply put, every little bit of polish will be well worth it come contract time. The open home is still one of the most powerful selling tools.A great example of a little extra polish was a home we sold in Kelso, on the river, many years ago.The owners were a switched-on couple and the home had a beaut outdoor undercover entertainment area with a beautiful old fully functional wood stove at one end.For the open home, the seller fired the oven up, baked fresh damper in it and had a pot of coffee perking on the stove top.They served coffee and hot damper with syrup to all visitors. The smell of bread baking and fresh coffee brewing drifted through the home and visitors commented on the presentation and aromas.So whether we do opens on weekends or midweek, the key is to make an effort to do something a little special.Buying a home should be a happy and rewarding experience for all concerned.last_img read more