December 20

Army Provides Mobile Satellite Communications For Disaster Response

first_imgBy Dialogo January 27, 2011 De hecho, cuando alguien no entiende, depende de los otros visitantes ayudar, y eso ocurre aquí.dgedggddcdffgeef Este sitio web es mayormente un recorrido de toda la información que uno desea saber pero no sabe a quién preguntar. Echa un vistazo aquí y sin duda lo descubrirás. eedkbedcbckfgbdd Sometimes the enemy isn’t an insurgency – it’s a storm surge. Just ask Col. Quill Ferguson. “When you enter into a crisis situation, normally one of the first things to go is your communications,” said Col. Ferguson, G6 for U.S. Army North, which frequently responds to natural disasters. “Having a satellite-based network allows you to bridge some of that infrastructure damage that you normally get, whether it’s an earthquake, a hurricane or another man-made or natural event.” In the years since Hurricane Katrina exposed dangerous information gaps between various government responders, the Army has developed high-tech capabilities that enable rapid, inter-agency communications during an emergency. One of those systems, the Joint Incident Site Communications Capability, or JISCC, has been deployed in response to wildfires in California, the earthquake in Haiti and other disaster areas, said Joseph Cellini, JISCC project lead for the Army’s Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications – Tactical (PEO C3T). In austere battlefield environments, network infrastructure can be nonexistent – leaving Soldiers to rely on imported satellite communications to transmit information by voice, data and video. Back in the U.S., a disaster that wipes out the communications infrastructure can have the same chilling effect. “The advanced, futuristic technologies that we live with go away, and you become very austere,” Cellini said. “You have no electricity, satellite, bandwidth and communications. Think of all the things we do on a daily basis. Now take it all away. That’s really what happens at an incident site such as 9/11 and such as Katrina.” Now, the Army is able to fill that void by bringing in its own communications pipelines. Army North relies on vehicles powered by a generator and equipped with a satellite connection, allowing Soldiers to connect with their higher headquarters on both classified and unclassified networks, said Sgt. 1st Class Alberto Hernandez, who is assigned to Army North. “Once we have established communications through the satellite link, it’s just like being back at the office. You have the same capabilities,” Hernandez said. “It helps immensely.” The familiar, user-friendly equipment for transmitting voice, video and data means personnel don’t confront a “learning gap” in the critical moments, Ferguson said. “We can be on the air in 10 minutes or better, and that means the difference in saving lives and coordinating with the first responders at every level – whether it’s the local, state or federal level,” he said. “The most crucial element of any crisis is information, and being able to disseminate that information, to share it with the right people, at the right time.” In addition to satellite feeds, both the Army North vehicles and the JISCC come equipped with handheld portable radios that can run on various bands and frequencies, permitting different agencies to talk to one another. That provides simultaneous situational awareness for first responders including police and fire departments, Emergency Medical Technicians, state and local governments, and relief organizations such as the Red Cross, Cellini said. “There are no longer these disparate communication nodes he said.”Everyone can talk by doing talk groups. It brings everyone on the same common page.”last_img read more

December 18

The challenge with getting ready for your NCUA IT exam

first_imgby: Robin ReminesAccording to the January NCUA Report, “In 2015, NCUA will redouble its efforts to ensure that the credit union system is adequately protected from cyber threats. Field staff will be reviewing credit unions’ ability to manage information security, including their capacity to detect cyber-attacks and perform sound due diligence with regard to any third-parties that handle credit union data.”And if that’s not enough to get your blood pressure up, the report emphasizes that cyber security is among the three supervisory priorities for 2015 (interest rate risk and BSA Compliance are the other two).And to keep it interesting – NCUA will also be focusing on credit unions’ ability to recovery from a security breach – in other words – where is your Incident Response Program?It is clear that NCUA isn’t taking cyber risks lightly. And while the attention is warranted, credit union CIO’s are left without specific guidelines on what specifically “adequately protected” means. This reminds me of when I was a VP/IT at a credit union and NCUA required a pandemic plan.  We all knew we needed a plan yet were left wondering if our efforts would really be effective if that scenario was played out. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

September 24

Help Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week

first_imgUNITED STATES — Teachers provide our children with the tools and resources they need to be successful.To recognize educators and their vital roles, the country will be celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week May 2-6.One way to show your appreciation is by sharing a picture of yourself with an influential teacher, a picture of your child with their teacher or a picture of yourself with a simple thank you to a teacher on social media.Regardless of how you and your family participate in National Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s work to make sure our Hoosier educators know they’re valued. Thank you to all teachers — past and present — for all your hard work.last_img read more

January 11

Eusebio pitches, hits Amat to win

first_img• Photo Gallery: 3/5: Bishop Amat vs. Northview GLENDORA – Chris Eusebio scattered five hits over seven innings to lead the Bishop Amat High School baseball team to a 6-2 victory over Northview in the second round of the Glendora Tournament at Henderson Field on Monday. Eusebio helped his cause with a solo homer in the third inning and finished 2 for 3. Andrew Mistone was the offensive standout for Bishop Amat with a three-run home run in the third inning and an RBI single an inning later. Aaron Elias went the first three innings for Northview and allowed eight hits and four earned runs. Aaron Soto and Martin Valdez went the final four innings and gave up just one run for Northview. “We’re teaching our kids to play the game of baseball, not our opponent, and I felt like we did that better today,” Nieto said. Eusebio gave up a first-inning home run to Ryan Arnold and then settled down. He struck out three and did not allow a walk. “He (Eusebio) was up in the zone early, but he got his slider down and that was the difference,” first-year Lancers coach Andy Nieto said. center_img The Lancers beat Rubidoux 5-1 on Saturday and will face Glendora (2-0) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Henderson Field. Northview (0-2) will continue round-robin play Thursday at 3:30 when it takes on California at Henderson Field. Nick Bergara had three singles for the Lancers on Monday. Bernie Juarez had an RBI single in the fourth inning for Northview that scored Marc Andrade. Sergio Munoz had two hits and scored a run for Bishop Amat. Lancers leadoff hitter Jordan Fox had a single, double, stolen base and scored twice. In other tournament action, Ryan Nodal doubled and drove in four runs to lead host Glendora past Antelope Valley 10-6. Nathan Rollon went two innings to pick up the win for the Tartans, who surrendered 13 hits. Glendora’s offense had 14 hits and took advantage of four Antelope Valley errors. Crescenta Valley, led by pitcher Dustin Emmons, looks to be the team to beat. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

December 17

2016 “Agriculture is Cool!” winners announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Governor John R. Kasich and Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David T. Daniels announced the winners of the 2016 “Agriculture is Cool!” visual arts contest.  Ohio children enrolled in school or home schooled during the 2015-2016 academic year shared their personal interpretation of why Ohio agriculture is “cool” for their chance to win a trip to the Ohio State Fair.Entries, which included photographs, drawings, and paintings, were judged in four different age categories: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12. Ten entries were selected as winners in their respective categories.K-2 Photography:        Abigail Davis, Wadsworth, Medina County, age 7K-2 Drawing:                Grace Lucas, West Portsmouth, Scioto County, age 83-5 Photography:         Madilyn Johnson, Newark, Licking County, age 8 ½3-5 Drawing:                 Ella Bowman, Archbold, Fulton County, age 116-8 Photography:         Riley Yunker, Mount Gilead, Morrow County, age 116-8 Drawing:                 Regan Draeger, Lindsey, Sandusky County, age 149-12 Photography:       Mackenzie Allen, Aurora, Portage County, age 179-12 Drawing:               Katelynn Fetters, Hillsboro, Highland County, age 179-12 Painting:               Sydney Hales, Oregon, Lucas County, age 15Director’s Choice         Jo Bailey, Wooster, Wayne County, age 10The winners were honored by Governor Kasich, Ohio Agriculture Director Daniels and Ohio State Fair Manager Virgil Strickler at a ceremony at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.“The Ag is Cool! program does a great job keeping our youth interested in agriculture,” said Director Daniels. “It is our hope that by sparking that interest, these outstanding kids will have a better understanding of this industry and will be moved to consider a food or agriculture related career in their future.”This year marks the sixth year of the contest, and the sixth year of the “Ag is Cool!” educational program that is featured at the Ohio State Fair, July 27-Aug. 7.last_img read more

November 27

‘DraymondShouldntWear23’: Drake trolls Draymond Green with Steph Curry’s ‘hair lint’

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue His username? “DraymondShouldntWear23”Drake, the proud ambassador of the Raptors, continued to be a presence in the sidelines in the NBA Finals being played in his hometown Toronto for the first time in the league’s history.LOOK: Drake rocks Dell Curry Raptors jersey for NBA Finals Game 1Drake took his trolling to the next level, wearing a Curry jersey—Dell Curry, that is—from the NBA great’s Toronto days to finals opener, where he was again seated at courtside.Drake called Dray “trash” immediately after the Raptors won Game 1 😳 pic.twitter.com/vJluvzUCFaADVERTISEMENT Spicy P: Pascal Siakam ignites Raptors in NBA Finals opener Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess — Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 31, 2019He got into the face of Draymond Green after the Raptors’ clinched an impressive 118-109 Game 1 victory over the defending champions, and can be seen on video calling the brash Warriors forward “trash.”He also had an exchange with Stephen Curry, where he even managed to pick up some lint from the hair of Golden State’s main man.But that wasn’t the end of it as Drake to Instagram to “sell off” Curry’s hair lint and take a shot at Green.“Steph Curry hair lint for sale on my eBay right now!!! username: DraymondShouldntWear23”Draymond Green on what happened with Drake after Game 1:📹: @SportsCenter pic.twitter.com/ZMOtconaN0— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) May 31, 2019 Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Green, a notorious trash talker, though, chose not to discuss Drake at length in the post-game interview, saying their encounter is not considered a “scuffle.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP MANILA, Philippines—Anyone interested in lint from Stephen Curry’s hair can simply reach out to superstar rapper Drake on eBay. PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Steph Curry dances and dazzles in Manila return PLAY LIST 03:13Steph Curry dances and dazzles in Manila return00:12Stephen Curry shows off hops with reverse dunk01:36Aussie assistant coach blames Chot Reyes for Fiba World Cup violence02:42PH 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 MOST READ Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too View commentslast_img read more

September 18

Dyche didnt understand why Klopp was angry

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confronted the Burnley boss after a tackle on Joe Gomez in yesterday’s match in the EPLLiverpool defeated Burnley F.C. 3-1 in yesterday’s English Premier League action.But a tackle on Reds’ Joe Gomez made the manager Jurgen Klopp very angry and he confronted Burnley’s, Sean Dyche.“I was a little confused. I couldn’t make out what part of that was right and wrong,” Dyche told The Lancashire Telegraph.Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.“What I would say is this, and I think it’s important to register: there were some excellent tackles last night. I think the only one that was questionable was Bardo’s [Phil Bardsley’s on Alberto Moreno].”“I think Ben Mee’s [on Gomez] was a fantastic tackle. I imagine a player who seems to be an honest player, in Gomez, realized that. That was the message we got after,” he added.“We send him our best if any injury has occurred but it wasn’t from a bad tackle.”“He didn’t reference Daniel Sturridge’s cheating when he went down, nothing near him, and he got a free-kick for it,” he explained.last_img read more

September 18

Burnley star signs new contract

first_imgBurnley youngster McNeil has signed a new contract with the club and has put paid to speculations over his exit from the club.The teenager signed his first professional contract at the club last April and has been in blistering form since he made his debut for the club last season.“A lot has happened in a short space of time and I’m happy to have signed a new deal,” McNeil Lancashiretelegraph.“I hadn’t really thought this far ahead but I’m just happy it’s come so soon.Burnley FC v Manchester City - Premier LeagueMatch Preview: Burnley vs Liverpool Boro Tanchev – August 30, 2019 Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Burnley for the Matchday 4 of the 2019-20 Premier League campaign.“The main aim was to sign it so I can focus on my football and I’ve done that now so I can focus and crack on with what I’m doing.“I think I’ve taken my opportunity well and hopefully I can build on that.“Hopefully I can stay in the team and really focus on this season. I think we’re doing well and we’ve got to keep that form going.“It’s a dream staying in the Premier League. It’s the best league in the world and you always want to stay and play in the Premier League.”last_img read more