first_img“During their coursework, the knowledge they obtain gives them intensive training in Naval Sciences, complemented by their knowledge of engineering and the humanities.” Activities planned at each host country Carrying 67 Peruvian Navy Cadets and 231 crew members on board, the Lupo Class, FM-52 frigate has already visited Colombia (Bahía Málaga) and Mexico (Acapulco), and will continue on to the United States (San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle), Canada (Vancouver), Panama (Balboa), and Ecuador (Guayaquil) with the goal of providing practical experience for the fourth-year Cadets, said Captain Carlos Saz García, chief of the Academic Instruction department of the Peruvian Naval School. Carrying 67 Peruvian Navy Cadets and 231 crew members on board, the Lupo Class, FM-52 frigate has already visited Colombia (Bahía Málaga) and Mexico (Acapulco), and will continue on to the United States (San Francisco, San Diego, and Seattle), Canada (Vancouver), Panama (Balboa), and Ecuador (Guayaquil) with the goal of providing practical experience for the fourth-year Cadets, said Captain Carlos Saz García, chief of the Academic Instruction department of the Peruvian Naval School. The Cadet Ensign acknowledged he misses his home and family while participating in the tour, but also that every seaman needs to learn to be away from their loved ones while on Naval duty. They’ll have plenty to keep them busy in the meantime: when they arrive at each port, the Peruvian Cadets and host countries will participate in ceremonies, greetings, sports and other social activities, with receptions provided by host nation authorities. “They will also perform operational functions such as rotating coverage of guard posts at sea and in port, and emergency and operational battle stations,” said Capt. Saz García. That rotation will move through one post under each of the Naval Unit’s departments. The Peruvian Navy’s guided-missile frigate BAP Villavicencio (FM-52) departed on May 2 for VIEX-2015, a foreign instructional tour through the Americas that will extend until July 14. The Cadets will practice a wide array of skills during VIEX-2015, including administrative tasks. The Cadets will practice a wide array of skills during VIEX-2015, including administrative tasks. “This training will complement the theoretical knowledge the Cadets gained during their academic coursework, and will allow them to obtain the skills necessary to perform their duties after their graduation, in operational and administrative roles, as officers assigned to a Naval unit.” “Naval Officers must also acquire knowledge about the shipboard routine of a combat unit at port and at sea, techniques and procedures for navigation, naval kinematics, and ship maneuverability to navigate safely with the support of electronic equipment, instruments, publications and nautical maps, as well as knowledge about the functional organization of a combat unit and guard duties at sea and in port.” Cadet Ensign Diego Bartra Cerna, commander of the Angamos Battalion, said the instructional tour offered a chance to put what he had learned into practice. “We are a combat unit, so these trainings are routine, and the tour shows us the day-to-day demands of life at sea.” “Here we are learning to apply everything we learned in the classroom; we are shown what real life is like during maneuvers, how demanding they are, what relationships with the crew are like, and it gives us a broad overview of the place where we will soon be working,” Cadet Ensign Bartra said. Cadet Ensign Diego Bartra Cerna, commander of the Angamos Battalion, said the instructional tour offered a chance to put what he had learned into practice. “We are a combat unit, so these trainings are routine, and the tour shows us the day-to-day demands of life at sea.” The Peruvian Navy’s guided-missile frigate BAP Villavicencio (FM-52) departed on May 2 for VIEX-2015, a foreign instructional tour through the Americas that will extend until July 14. The Cadet Ensign acknowledged he misses his home and family while participating in the tour, but also that every seaman needs to learn to be away from their loved ones while on Naval duty. They’ll have plenty to keep them busy in the meantime: when they arrive at each port, the Peruvian Cadets and host countries will participate in ceremonies, greetings, sports and other social activities, with receptions provided by host nation authorities. “This training will complement the theoretical knowledge the Cadets gained during their academic coursework, and will allow them to obtain the skills necessary to perform their duties after their graduation, in operational and administrative roles, as officers assigned to a Naval unit.” Activities planned at each host country That knowledge includes information about operating principles; the characteristics and criteria for maintenance, systems and equipment; the language the Navy uses on board a vessel; and training in leadership skills. “They will also perform operational functions such as rotating coverage of guard posts at sea and in port, and emergency and operational battle stations,” said Capt. Saz García. That rotation will move through one post under each of the Naval Unit’s departments. By Dialogo June 09, 2015 That knowledge includes information about operating principles; the characteristics and criteria for maintenance, systems and equipment; the language the Navy uses on board a vessel; and training in leadership skills. “Naval Officers must also acquire knowledge about the shipboard routine of a combat unit at port and at sea, techniques and procedures for navigation, naval kinematics, and ship maneuverability to navigate safely with the support of electronic equipment, instruments, publications and nautical maps, as well as knowledge about the functional organization of a combat unit and guard duties at sea and in port.” The comprehensive training provided by the Peruvian Naval School places its Naval Cadets on par with their counterparts in the most important navies in the region, Capt. Saz García said. A learning experience A learning experience “Here we are learning to apply everything we learned in the classroom; we are shown what real life is like during maneuvers, how demanding they are, what relationships with the crew are like, and it gives us a broad overview of the place where we will soon be working,” Cadet Ensign Bartra said. The comprehensive training provided by the Peruvian Naval School places its Naval Cadets on par with their counterparts in the most important navies in the region, Capt. Saz García said. “During their coursework, the knowledge they obtain gives them intensive training in Naval Sciences, complemented by their knowledge of engineering and the humanities.” It’s good to read the latest news The training of our future naval officers in Peru is good. My congratulations and for the opportunities of their lives these youths of the future have in our excellent Navy. Constant training of our military personnel is the best national security policy.last_img read more

first_imgCongratulations to The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles, East Central Lady Trojans, North Decatur Lady Chargers, and Greensburg Lady Pirates on winning their respective Girls Basketball Sectional Crowns on Saturday Night, February 8th.Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ WaldronJac-Cen-Del  40     Waldron  36The #7 Lady Eagles will battle The #8 Greenwood Christian Lady Cougars in Game 2 at The Southwestern Shelby Regionals tipping off around Noon.Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ Switzerland CountyNorth Decatur  35     South Ripley  29The #14 Lady Chargers will battle The #7 Eastern Pekin Lady Musketeers in Game 2 at The Paoli Regionals tipping off around Noon.Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ South DearbornGreensburg  41     Lawrenceburg  29The #8 Lady Pirates will battle The #5 Evansville Memorial Lady Tigers in Game 1 at The Charlestown Regionals tipping off around 10 AM.Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ Bloomington SouthEast Central  49     Columbus East  35The #15 Lady Trojans will battle The Franklin Central Lady Flashes in Game 1 at The Columbus North Regionals tipping off around 10 AM.last_img read more

first_imgSmall Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to… Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Related Posts Andrew Woodberrycenter_img Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Virtual Reality garnered plenty of headlines this past year. Most of the coverage – from former President Barack Obama virtually visiting Yosemite National Park to Fox live streaming the Super Bowl – focused on the entertainment possibilities inherent in the technology. But many companies and organizations are taking advantage of Virtual Reality for more practical reasons: VR training apps.See also: When virtual pets roam our housesAccording to TrainingIndustry.com, $160 billion in North America and over $355 billion worldwide was spent on training in 2015. The total expenditures have grown every year since 2009. Those numbers indicate a robust market for companies providing training services, but also one that is ripe for disruption by technology such as Virtual Reality.VR has a lot of strengths that make it a natural fit for training: it’s immersive, interactive, memorable, and scalable. For large scale training, you can distribute VR apps easily through a combination of cost-effective headsets like Google Cardboard and an iOS or Android app. For more in-depth training, requiring long-form or high-quality video, the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR provide the perfect hardware.John Alonso, owner of Inlet Shores Group, now offers VR training app creation and distribution as a core service offering at his consultancy. He turned to the technology when a client approached him about training employees for a job they would be performing. “The classroom training, the extensive videos did not give an adequate representation of what the job would be like,” according to Alonso.Enter virtual reality.Alonso’s team now specializes in creating long-form 360 training apps, particularly for Gear VR. Beyond just capturing immersive video, they augment their content with titling, narration, and animations. The mobile Samsung phones and headsets they use to display the training apps are easily distributed across multiple office locations.One of the early adopters of Alonso’s VR training approach has been a division of the government. “Our Federal customer had been using video-based learning for multiple years,” Alonso said. “While video can be effective, it does not put you ‘in the place.’ It doesn’t provide the fidelity that was required. The only other solution was going to the physical place, but this was not financially viable.”Among the many benefits to utilizing training apps is cost savings. Bringing in trainers, or transporting employees to a different location, involves both real costs (airline tickets, hotels) and intangible costs (lost productivity time). The location and time independent nature of VR makes it so students or employees can learn through VR in a classroom, at home, or practically anywhere. For budget-conscious clients, like divisions of the government, the cost savings can be substantial and important.VR works best for dangerous situationsVR training is also particularly well-suited for recreating simulated dangerous situations. UK-based Cineon Productions, started by University of Exeter Professor Dr. Sam Vine, is creating immersive 360 experiences for “safety critical” jobs. Beyond just replicating a dangerous environment, they’re also taking an analytical approach at user interaction with the VR experiences, looking at eye tracking data.This allows them to predict during a real emergency where the employee focus might be, and subsequently, help train employees on how to better approach the real situation in the future. If you’re able to correctly act in a simulated environment, the theory goes, you’re more likely to replicate that in the real world.The market opportunity for production companies and consultancies looking to get into VR training is robust. At Inlet Shores Group, one client went from a small prototype with 10 headsets deployed to increasing their content 15x and deploying over 200+ Samsung Gear VR headsets.The cost to the content producer, outside of the additional headset hardware, is not significantly more than traditional platforms. And with web-based VR app creation platforms, like my company’s, the editing and deployment time is no more than traditional methods, and sometimes much faster.As the cost of Virtual Reality publishing goes down, and the number of head-mounted displays purchased increases, expect more companies to embrace the power of VR for training. It’s a natural fit for an industry that, outside the introduction of internet-based learning, hasn’t seen much disruption since the turn of the century. And the results so far have been positive. According to Alonso, “There is real excitement around VR training apps. We hear repeatedly how it is ‘more than they expected.’”This article is part of our Virtual Reality series. You can download a high-resolution version of the landscape featuring 431 companies here. Tags:#HTC Hive#Internet of Things#IoT#Oculus Rift#Samsung Gear#virtual reality#VR last_img read more

first_imgThe School Sports Australia Combined Touch Tournament commenced on Monday, 20 October 2008 at Prospect Park, Launceston.Master of Ceremonies, Maree Tomlin welcomed the participants to the Opening Ceremony as the junior referees lead the march past. Hosts, Tasmania where introduced last to the applause of the home crowd.School Sport Australia Life Member, Ray Grieshaber wished everyone the best of luck for the tournament and expressed his gratitude to Maree and Steve Tomlin for the work they had put in for the event.Tasmanian 15’s Captains, Rosie Downer and Patrick Fisher, read the Players Oath stating a desire to achieve the highest level of personal performance and conduct.The crowd was treated to a wonderful rendition of the National Anthem  by Tasmanian 12’s player, Ellie Couch. The performance was even more considerable since Ellie’s usual acoustic accompany was sick on the morning and a replacement had to be made very hastily. Tasmanian Australian 20’s Mixed representative, Emma Haines, declared the games open with results going to script on the opening day.For full results, visit http://www.sportingpulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=14-4282-0-0-0last_img read more

first_imgReal Madrid president Florentino: Brahim Diaz has quality, magic and personalityby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid president Florentino Perez has welcomed new arrival Brahim Diaz from Manchester City.Los Blancos completed the signing of the 19-year-old from City on Sunday evening and he was presented on Monday.”It’s a special and exciting day,” Perez said.”We are working to strengthen the present and the future with talent of the highest quality.”Brahim Diaz has special talent, the values of this club, quality, magic and personality.”He dreams of winning with this club.”He has chosen this club ahead of other big clubs that wanted to sign him and the Madridistas are going to realise why he came here.”Perez also turned and addressed the player directly.”You’re coming from a friendly club like Manchester City,” he said.”You are arriving at the most demanding club in the world and it will require all your determination.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgCardale Jones swings and misses at a softball.Twitter/@STN_Sports Every year, NCAA member schools have to self-report dozens of violations, the vast majority of which are quite inane. Ohio State’s student newspaper The Lantern reports that the school reported 29 minor violations, six of which came from the football program. The most interesting of them centers on quarterback Cardale Jones’ attendance as a celebrity softball game hosted by Cleveland Browns star Joe Haden.Cardale Jones and Prime Time at Joe Haden’s Celebrity softball game pic.twitter.com/tYUaV2G0Gk— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 6, 2015In one case, an OSU football player was told that he was neither permitted to participate in nor attend the Joe Haden Celebrity Charity Softball game in Cleveland on June 6. However, on the morning of the event he called his position coach and was told he could attend the event but not participate.Because the school had not provided written approval to attend, a violation had occurred. An OSU spokesman could not confirm the identity of the player, but redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones was documented to have attended the game.In response to the violation, a letter of education was provided to all football coaches and staff emphasizing the rules regarding promotional activities, as well as reviewed with football student-athletes.Braxton Miller’s Instagram photo promoting AdvoCare from the spring was also included in the report. It should be noted that there should not be an repercussions for minor offenses like these, but it is always interesting to look at the things that are deemed violations by the NCAA. Many of them are pretty ridiculous.[The Lantern via Eleven Warriors]last_img read more

first_imgzoom Finland’s technology group Wärtsilä and COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry Co (CHI) have joined forces in the development of a natural gas operating fleet concept, a design which has now received Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate. The development project was carried out under the terms of a memorandum of understanding cooperation signed in June 2016 between the three companies.The aim of the concept is to offer global operators a more efficient and economical fleet design that meets current and anticipated environmental requirements according to the classification rules. The fleet comprises four vessels; a pusher tug, LNG storage barge, LNG regasification barge, and a floating liquefaction natural gas barge, according to Wärtsilä.“This is a new and innovative fleet concept that is designed to create better efficiencies for companies involved in any part of the natural gas supply chain. By combining CHI’s know-how in this field with Wärtsilä’ s vast technological competences, we have together taken yet another step forward in creating an optimal LNG supply chain,” Sanjay Verma, Director, Business Development, South East Asia, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said.The parties informed that the concept’s main advantages are its operative flexibility, and the fleet’s competitive CAPEX and OPEX costs. The project has attained the authority of China’s National Patent Office and has been conceptualised by CHI. The design and engineering development, especially in relation to the hinge joint, mooring arrangement, ship type and seakeeping analysis, has also been carried out by CHI.last_img read more

first_imgOTTAWA – Canada’s transport minister says travellers aboard domestic flights will be allowed to carry a small quantity of cannabis with them after Oct. 17.But Marc Garneau warns against packing it into luggage that’s destined outside the country. And the country’s airport screening authority says it has yet to finalize procedures for dealing with passengers taking pot through security lines.Garneau says as long as they are on domestic flights, Canadians can bring up to 30 grams of marijuana with them once possession for personal use becomes legal.The minister warns, however, that international passengers should not carry cannabis.Transport Canada says taking cannabis, or products that contain pot, across the U.S. border remains illegal.While several American states have legalized marijuana, possession of the drug is still illegal under U.S. federal law.In addition, export and import of cannabis remains illegal no matter which country you travel to. For example, if a traveller leaves from the Montreal airport for Amsterdam, they will not be allowed to bring cannabis with them on the plane or in checked luggage.“As long as the flight is domestic, then people are allowed to bring up to a certain quantity for their personal use,” Garneau told reporters in Ottawa on Tuesday.Under Bill C-45, Canadian adults will be allowed to carry up to 30 grams of dried cannabis in public.The Canadian Air Transport Safety Authority said Tuesday it is still working to ensure its rules conform with the law.“We have been working with Transport Canada since the government passed the cannabis legislation to ensure our protocols are consistent with government policy,” said CATSA spokeswoman Christine Langlois.“We expect to finalize our procedures in the coming days.”last_img read more

first_imgLEAMINGTON, Ont. – Marijuana producer Aphria Inc. says it met with the Toronto Stock Exchange last week to discuss the exchange’s recent guidance that pot firms with U.S. exposure could face delisting.Aphria chief executive Vic Neufeld says the company reiterated its commitment to work collaboratively with the TSX as it continues to monitor developments in this sector.He noted that Aphria has not received notice from the TSX of a continued listing review.Aphria (TSX:APH) has investments in Florida and Arizona.The TMX Group, which operates the Toronto Stock Exchange, warned companies earlier this month that U.S. federal marijuana laws takes precedence over state laws.It said that companies doing business that violates the federal law are not complying with their listing requirements.Last week, Neufeld said he wanted to remain listed on the TSX and had no plans to move to the smaller marijuana stock-friendly Canadian Securities Exchange.Neufeld has said that if the company cannot reach a compromise, there are options, including a spin-off of its U.S. activities to be listed on the CSE.last_img read more

first_imgTORONTO – Canada’s main stock market index regained some ground Wednesday as rising oil prices helped boost the energy sector and the Royal Bank of Canada posted record third-quarter earnings.Energy was definitely the leader as the sector gained 1.7 per cent, followed closely by cannabis-heavy health-care stocks, said Michael Currie, vice-president and investment adviser at TD Wealth.“Energy is leading because we had a nice day for oil,” he said in an interview.Crude hit a two-week high after rising 3.1 per cent in part due to talk of U.S. sanctions on Iran and a big drop in U.S. crude stockpiles. They fell by 5.8 million, almost four times more than had been anticipated.A dip in the value of the U.S. dollar usually helps the Canadian dollar.“Normally you would see the Canadian dollar perk up a little more than it did on that kind of news on oil,” Currie said.The Canadian dollar averaged 76.83 cents US, up 0.12 of a U.S. cent.The S&P/TSX composite index was up 50.37 points at 16,347.34 after hitting an intraday high of 16,397.08 with 200.2 million shares traded.The health-care sector gained 1.55 per cent as Canopy Growth Corp. continued its hot streak, gaining $1.84 or 3.66 per cent at $52.10. Bausch Health Companies Inc. (formerly Valeant Pharmaceuticals) gained 3.56 per cent to $30.24.Financials was up, led by the Canadian Western Bank and the Royal Bank of Canada. The country’s largest bank by market capitalization delivered a record $3.1 billion in net income for its fiscal third quarter, up 11 per cent from a year ago and hiked its quarterly dividend.“We’re seeing good numbers and of course that was the first one to report of the big banks and it is the biggest and so good news to start and that’s got a big push in Toronto,” Currie added.Information technology, materials and real estate sectors all gained while utilities, consumer staples, industrials, consumer discretionary and telecom services closed down.In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 88.69 points at 25,733.60. The S&P 500 index was down 1.14 points at 2,861.82, while the Nasdaq composite was up 29.92 points at 7,889.10.Most of the decrease came in response to Federal Reserve minutes which pointed to a faster pace of interest rate hikes and the fact that the S&P 500 is coming off an all-time high hit during Tuesday trading.Growing impeachment talk concerning U.S. President Donald Trump following a guilty plea by his former lawyer Michael Cohen and the fraud conviction of his one-time campaign chairman Paul Manafort isn’t having an impact on markets, said Currie.“On the Main Street side of things it’s a big topic [but] on the Wall Street side of things people are kind of dismissing it as a bit of a non-event,” he said.The October crude contract was up US$2.02 at US$67.86 per barrel and the October natural gas contract was down two cents at US$2.94 per mmBTU.The December gold contract was up US$3.30 at US$1,203.30 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 2.2 cents at US$2.67 a pound.last_img read more