US Navy’s Newest Submarine Minnesota Welcomes Her Crew Aboard

first_img View post tag: Minnesota Industry news Huntington Ingalls Industries welcomed the crew of the newest Virginia-class submarine, Minnesota (SSN 783), on March 14 as it moved aboard and enjoyed its first meal in the ship’s galley. Sharing in the celebration were Ellen Roughead, the ship’s sponsor, and her husband, former Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Gary Roughead, who accompanied about 120 crew members to the ship.The submarine is in the final stages of construction and testing at HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division. “I would go anywhere for this crew,” Ellen Roughead said. “They are terrific, and it’s fun to see all of the progress that has been made—and its enormous progress. It’s also my first time aboard.”Minnesota, the last of the block II Virginia-class submarines, is more than 96 percent complete and is on track to delivery in late spring. Construction began in February 2008, and Minnesota was christened on Oct. 27, 2012. The submarine’s next significant construction milestone is initial sea trials, an aggressive series of operational tests that demonstrate the submarine’s capabilities. “This is an exciting step forward in bringing life to Minnesota,” said NNS Vice President of Submarines and Fleet Support Jim Hughes. “While there is work yet to be done, we look forward to working even more closely with the crew as they continue to take ownership of this magnificent vessel.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, March 15, 2013; Image: HII View post tag: US Back to overview,Home naval-today US Navy’s Newest Submarine Minnesota Welcomes Her Crew Aboard View post tag: submarine View post tag: newest View post tag: Aboard View post tag: Naval View post tag: Her Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic March 15, 2013 US Navy’s Newest Submarine Minnesota Welcomes Her Crew Aboard View post tag: crew View post tag: welcomeslast_img read more

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Officials warn of COVID-19 texting scam

first_imgThere are no shortage of scams surrounding the coronavirus and we are here to add another one to the list.Authorities in Maine are warning about a new text scam that tells the user that they have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The message then offers a link where the addressee can reportedly find out where they can get tips and can get tested.The Thomaston Police Department , however, is reporting that this text message is not real and that the worst thing you could do is click the link provided in the message.Once you click the link, you will be taken to an error page, but because you clicked the link, the scammer has access to your phone and all of it’s information.Thomaston Police shared the image to their Facebook page.“The virus is not the only invisible enemy,” the department wrote in the Facebook post. “Be vigilant against all threats!”The Better Business Bureau is also reporting that there are scammers sending text messages claiming to be from a governmental agency. These messages also have a link which will add malware to your device once it is clicked.last_img read more

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Three Athletes and One Former Coach to be Inducted into Tumwater…

first_imgFacebook1Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Tumwater Athletic BoostersThe Tumwater High School Athletic Booster Club is preparing to induct four new members into their Hall of Fame at an induction ceremony to take place on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in the main gym at the school.  The fifth annual induction ceremony will be preceded by silent and live auctions as well as a banquet to raise funds for the school’s athletic programs.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for viewing auction items, dinner and live auction begin at 7:00 p.m. immediately followed by the Hall of Fame inductions.The recently selected inductees include Jim Madison (Class of 1965), Deborah Matuizek, head volleyball and fastpitch coach (1974-2003), Scott Gurnsey (Class of 1990), and Kevin Clark (Class of 1992).Jim Madison was one of the first students to attend Tumwater High School when it was newly opened in 1961.  By the time he was a senior he had lettered eleven times in basketball, football, and track and field.  He held the state record in the discus until it was broken in 1992 by fellow inductee, Kevin Clark!  After high school he went on to play football at the University of Washington before serving his country in Vietnam.Coach Matuizek came to Tumwater to teach graphic arts in 1978 and never left the school!  She coached volleyball until 2003 and fastpitch from 1989-1996, and has influenced hundreds of girls who played for her during her tenure.  She took her volleyball and fastpitch teams to multiple state tournaments, and won a state championship in fastpitch in 1993 capping off an undefeated season.Scott Gurnsey was “all around one of the best athletes to ever play football at Tumwater High School” states long-time T-Bird head coach Sid Otton.  Gurnsey was named to all-league status all three years that he played varsity, was named league MVP twice, was an all-state selection, and an honorable mention USA Today All American his senior year.  He went onto play football at the University of Montana and still lives in Missoula where he is a member of the Grizzly Football broadcast team.Kevin Clark won five state titles in track & field and was a member of two state championship football teams during his career at Tumwater.  He still holds two school records in throwing events at the school and was arguably the best halfback to ever have played for the T-Birds.  After high school, Kevin played football at USC.  Just last year Kevin overcame his battle with cancer and continues to be a coach in the Thurston County Youth Football League for the T-Bird franchise.The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased in advance for $25 each or at the door for $30.  Admission includes a catered dinner by Pellegrino’s, the live and silent auctions, and the Hall of Fame induction ceremony.  To find out more visit the booster club’s website at www.soarauction.com, call the school at (360) 709-7601, or stop by the main office to reserve your spot.last_img read more

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White Rock nips Mount Sentinel in three-set thriller at Single-A Volleyball Championships

first_imgThe road to adding another blue banner to the walls of the Mount Sentinel gymnasium just got a little tougher for the Wildcats.White Rock Christian Academy edged the host Casts 15-9 in the third game of the best-of-three match to defeat the host school 2-1 in round robin play Thursday at the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships.The game was played at the L.V. Rogers Hangar in Nelson.The Wildcats drop to second in C-Division and meet Kootenay rival Fernie Falcons in playoff action Friday.The Wildcats appeared poised to sweep the match against White Rock after opening with a 25-19 victory in set one. However, the Lower Mainland squad rallied back to tie the match with a thriling 25-22 win before continuing the momentum in set three.The Wildcats opened the tournament by bouncing Credo Christian 2-0.After being taken to a 27-25 first set win, Mount Sentinel returned to form in the second game to outlast Similkameen of Keremeos 2-0.Top-ranked Kelowna Christian breezed to a three-match win to claim the A Division title.However, pre-tourney favourite Immaculata was upset 2-0 in B-Division play by Duncan Christian.Cedar Christian won the D-Division title.The tournament continues today at Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.The playoff round concludes Saturday with the gold medal match set for 7 p.m. and the bronze medal game at 5:30 p.m. at Selkirk College.last_img read more

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Oracle Park, Chase Center events put Mission Bay to test

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Concert-goers at the Chase Center may benefit from the San Francisco Giants’ recent struggles.Attendance at Oracle Park dropped to a nine-year low on Monday as the Giants announced that a paid crowd of 26,826 fans took in the team’s 6-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The number of fans who actually showed up and used their tickets was significantly lower.This may be good news for people planning to attend concerts at the newly-opened Chase Center this week. For the first …last_img

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Shrek Needs a Network to Live in the Castle

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market alex williams Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#enterprise#web center_img It takes a lot of data to make Shrek. The big guy has to run, eat, talk. How much data? We’re talking in the order of data centers to process the bits to bring the warm-hearted monster to its animated life.The making of an animated film is a look into the changing world of networking and its importance in the making of just about anything these days.The big question in today’s networking world is how to reduce network complexity and reduce all the power it takes to manage data centers.That’s the issue Dreamworks faces. Today it was announced the studio has chosen Hewlett-Packard to revamp the networking infrastructure so it can efficiently produce films such as Shrek.Dreamworks is in the business of making animated films. The studio has to have the ability to make films efficiently. In many respects, the number of films that Dreamworks produces in a year is dependent on how well it can use its network to do the core processing of the animated characters it is producing. It’s a similar comparison to what we see with the real-time Web. The Internet is at the center of a dynamic supply chain that requires real-time information to be delivered to the right people in the supply chain as events occur. The challenges are similar in a studio where the network is at the center of the film production process.The evidence is in the credits of any animated film. The number of specialists required to make an animated film represents the bulk of the people employed to produce it. The network is critical for these people to do their work. It’s at the center of the film production process. The Dreamworks story is a window into the new networking reality. The studios face challenges with producing high-quality films quickly and efficiently. For mot enterprises the challenges are different. They are not processing animated characters. Instead the increasing challenge is the structured and unstructured data that has to be organized, stored and shared. Networks are at the center of that issue, too. Companies like HP are betting on the premise that the data center network requires a converged infrastructure to manage the complexities of the Web oriented enterprise.The battle is for the network. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

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Secrets of Financial Applications: Traits of Fintech Apps

first_imgHow OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Technology for financial services came about as a response to the challenge of making finance more straightforward and more accessible. Now, people are demanding that their transactions be fast, easy and secure — globalization has required to work at a broader, more rapid speed. Multi-currency digital payments are a norm, peer-to-peer lending is now more popular than going through a cumbersome application at a bank, and insurance claims can be filled out from your home within a few minutes. Financial institutions, banks, and brokers are adjusting to the demands of the public, striving to attract and retain customers by digitizing data.Regardless of the industry, we have to keep in mind that faster and easier is expected to translate into mobile. That’s why the most popular FinTech Apps are available in both mobile and desktop versions. If you’re planning on creating a fintech app from scratch and want to learn more about the most popular types and their common traits you will need to be ready to deliver both a desktop version and have your mobile optimized.Types of FinTech AppsThe broad spectrum of financial applications ranges from insurtech (technology for insurance), regtech (regulatory technology), money transfers, lending apps, payments, and trading — just to name a few. This explosion of new applications for financial services has shifted and revolutionized the way the entire industry does business. So, how your new app will break through in the industry? Tags:#Blockchain fintech#Fintech#FinTech Development What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Diana GonzalezMarketing Specialist at Scopic Softwarecenter_img Digital Payments: Today, people prefer to use mobile wallets instead of credit cards. Digital banking allows people to send money without using traditional banks and process payments more cost-effectively.Investment and Wealth Management: Investment solutions not only allow people to hold their assets in a single place but also manage their financial portfolios at will and from anywhere in the world.Lending: Applications for peer-to-peer consumer lending and B2B lending give consumers easy access to loans. Now users can access loans at only a fraction of the time it would take to obtain the same type of loan from banking institutions. Trading: Online trading apps have given anyone who has access to the internet the ability to invest in the market, monitor risk in real time and share knowledge.Personal Banking: Customers can now manage their money online. Banks and startups in this space are creating online wallets and profiles to maintain services to translate into a better and faster user experience.InsurTech: Insurance companies are also using digital solutions to provide a better customer experience. Users can perform activities such as acquire new services and fill out claims directly from the app at any time.RegTech: Regulation applications use machine learning and big data to constantly observe rules and carry out analysis that allows these companies to solve regulatory issues and challenges.Common Traits of Financial ApplicationsSo, what do these apps have in common? Although each type of fintech app will require its own set of user-friendly features, you can find these traits on all the applications that cater to the financial industry: PersonalizationFinance must take into account a delicate balance between offering services that apply to the masses and treating each customer with individuality – after all, money is a sensitive subject. That being said, fintech apps must understand their clients well enough to implement strategies and build applications that make each user feel unique. This is something a user doesn’t necessarily experience within traditional banking institutions, but with the help of technology like artificial intelligence, financial applications can now better understand the users’ desires and wants with real data. Finding a way to personalize an application for financial services makes transactions more enjoyable.IntegrationIntegration has two fronts when it comes to fintech apps: the capability of integrating with several other systems and cross-platform synchronization. Having the capacity to integrate with multiple applications is more of a necessity than a luxury for fintech apps. Both individual and business customers require a variety of services such as mobile payments, crowdsourcing or financial resource management services – unless an app is prepared to cover all their needs, it must be compatible with other applications to be able to exchange information.One of the biggest challenges with a system that supports multiple devices is the synchronization of state between devices or synchronization between numerous users. If you have a financial application that runs on multiple platforms, it’s suggested to have your setup shared between all these platforms and have a consistent experience.AuthenticationWith money being such a delicate subject and all, security takes on a key role for fintech apps. Building trust and confidence among the app’s user base and potential customers is of utmost importance; people will be wary of using a brand new app that doesn’t have outstanding security measures. Two-factor authentication is a good way of securing digital accounts. Two-factor authentication is the most widely-used security measure for these types of applications. Third party services such as Twilio Verify or Twilio Authy allow verification via SMS or a unique app that the user installs on their device. That way, they have full control over accessing the account. Blockchain Fintech TechnologyBlockchain fintech technology is on the rise and a must-have nowadays for these companies. Using this technology will create further confidence in the users as it is the building block for the app’s transparency. In essence, blockchain development does not allow a single transaction to be modified or deleted once it has been confirmed so any mistakes must be counteracted with another operation. Stock-trading apps and others use blockchain to track the complete lifecycle of a financial transaction, create secure financial products at minimal cost, and make financial services both functional and technologically sophisticated.Data Tracking and AnalysisRegardless of the type of fintech app, users want to be able to track and analyze their financial activities and transaction history. The users can track their financial movements and easily access their transaction history. Having the information accessible in a single dashboard and with graphics or visual representations always helps the user have a better experience online and allows them to understand fluctuations on their financial habits with reliable insights easily. Fintech applications have a bright future ahead and what’s to come is unpredictable, but one thing is a fact: big things are happening. We, for one, are ready for what’s to come. It only takes one significant idea to change the world to be part of the revolution of the financial industry by bringing your own idea to reality. Marketing specialist at Scopic Software where we craft and execute marketing strategies for companies in over 10 different industries. Blockchain – Impending Revolution in Glob… Related Posts last_img read more

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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving sprains knee, leaves game vs Clippers

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Celtics led 74-53 at the half.Irving appeared to injure himself with about five minutes left in the second quarter while weaving through traffic on defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges LATEST STORIES View comments Magic Johnson plans to hug Lakers after NBA trade deadline SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Los Angeles Clippers’ Garrett Temple (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)BOSTON — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving sprained his right knee in the second quarter Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers and was declared out for the rest of the game.Irving had 14 points in 14 minutes before leaving the game.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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10 months agoGoalscorer Alli hit by bottle as Spurs beat Arsenal to reach Carabao Cup semis

first_imgGoalscorer Alli hit by bottle as Spurs beat Arsenal to reach Carabao Cup semisby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSon Heung-min and Dele Alli struck for Tottenham as they defeated Arsenal in tonight’s Carabao Cup quarterfinal.Son pounced onto Alli’s smart ball over the top to put Spurs in front after just 20 minutes at the Emirates.Alli then coolly chipped it over keeper Petr Cech with the outside of his boot in the second half to make it 2-0.The England midfielder was then hit on the head by a plastic bottle thrown from the crowd shortly after that goal.Arsenal had not lost back-to-back matches prior to this defeat since they were beaten by Manchester City and Chelsea in the Premier League back in August. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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15 days agoRodrygo Goes delighted with first months at Real Madrid

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Rodrygo Goes delighted with first months at Real Madridby Carlos Volcano15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveRodrygo Goes is delighted with his first months at Real Madrid.The striker already has a first senior goal, while he is a regular with Raul’s Castilla.”My adaption has gone well,” he said in Brazil during international break. “I live in a really nice city, at the biggest club in the world, with the best footballers in the world, who have really welcomed me in. It was easy to adapt.”After his first goal, coach Zinedine Zidane wasn’t slow to praise the youngster.”My relationship with Zidane is really good,” Rodrygo added. “He was one of my idols, I was always looking at videos of Zidane, he always inspired me. To have him as my manager is something wonderful. He won everything and has a lot of experience to share with me. He is a man who loves to speak and give advice. I make sure to learn and develop.” last_img read more

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