first_img[UPDATE 4/23/18] Dell is now shipping systems with Windows AutoPilot for customers in the United States, Canada, France, Germany and the United Kingdom, with other countries to follow soon. Customers who are interested in AutoPilot should contact their Dell sales representative for more details.Today’s workplace is changing fast – in all industries, organizations need to embrace new technology to be successful in their business. The workforce transformation is happening everywhere. But in most cases, their business isn’t IT – it’s finance, retail, manufacturing, hospitality or healthcare. For them, IT is the cost of doing business.IT departments today are faced with more complexity and constrained resources than ever before. Within their environment there are multiple devices, multiple operating systems, and they need to find a way to manage that complexity with constrained resources. They need to simplify the deployment and management of PCs so that they can devote their time, energy and budget to higher-priority activities. And on top of that, their end users have high expectations. They want to be in newer tech faster and their deployment experience is purchasing a mobile phone, taking it home and downloading their apps – why can’t getting a new office PC be that easy?With that, organizations are looking at new ways to simplify PC management to save them time and money, and make their end users happy. Dell is responding to this industry shift by offering new ways to deploy and manage Windows 10 PCs – and more importantly offer our customers a choice in how they do so because we believe that one size doesn’t fit all.Today, we introduced with VMware new ways to deploy and manage Dell Windows 10 PCs.  Windows 10 Provisioning by AirWatch simplifies the deployment of new Dell PCs for IT and improves the experience for end users by simply by-passing the highly manual imaging and configuration processes of the past. The AirWatch agent is pre-loaded on Dell PCs shipped from the factory. Once a user powers on the device and enters in their credentials, AirWatch configures the device from the cloud with all of the relevant company policies, security settings and applications a user needs. Once up and running, AirWatch continues to manage the device and provides a number of self-service options, including the ability to download approved apps and reset passwords, greatly reducing the need to contact the help desk.We also introduced integrations between Dell and VMware AirWatch with Dell Client Command Suite to manage devices from one console and manage them at the firmware level in addition to the OS.I’m proud to say that Dell is the only PC manufacturer with this depth of visibility into PC health and status both above and below the OS – this is something that’s very important for our customers, and is very important to us in delivering PCs that are the easiest to manage in the industry. Check out the AirWatch blog to learn more about how both of these solutions work.You may have heard last month that Microsoft announced its AutoPilot feature as part of Microsoft 365 to provide streamlined deployment and management for Windows 10 PCs powered by Microsoft 365. We are happy to announce that we will also be participating in this program with Dell Windows 10 commercial devices starting in early to mid-2018. With Windows AutoPilot, IT can customize the Windows out-of-box set-up through the cloud and provide self-service deployment experience for the end user. Many of our customers have told us that they want this solution and we firmly believe in offering customers the choice in how they want to deploy and manage their PCs.With all of the solutions here, there is one thing in common that we’re hearing from IT loud and clear. They want a new model for managing PCs with a lighter touch, and Dell can offer them a solution that works for their IT environment.last_img read more

first_imgAlthough the Blais-Shewit administration has achieved many smaller goals so far, it has not yet accomplished much of what it promised to have done at this point in its term and has had to re-evaluate and adjust the timeline of several of its major platform points. The group has set a solid foundation for the rest of its term through outreach and relationship-building, but it remains to be seen whether or not it can follow through with the projects it has started.Grade: BTags: 2017 Student Government Insider, blais-shewit, Callisto, sexual assault, Student government, sustainability, University Health Services As the first half of their term draws to a close, student body president Becca Blais and vice president Sibonay Shewit said they have been working hard to integrate student feedback into their initiatives.“We’re still in the process with the [student government] website and a few other things, but just [focusing on] changing the image of student government and going to Moreau classes,” Blais said. “We’ve been working with a lot of business classes now lately and just getting the name brand out there, redoing the social media.”In order to increase their visibility and collect student input, the administration has conducted a “Town Hall On-The-Go” initiative and visited every hall council, Shewit said.“Like we said when we were campaigning, people don’t think student government does anything, and part of us addressing that was focusing more on working on what students are saying that they want,” Shewit said. “ … I think we’ve found if we don’t put so much absolute effort on our communications and getting out to students, we can’t expect them to know what’s going on in our office.”Throughout this semester, student government has also worked to foster connections with the South Bend community, junior and chief of staff Prathm Juneja said.“The area I think we’ve had our strongest focus in is the community engagement and outreach portions,” he said. “Student governments often neglect the South Bend relationship and I think our director, [senior] Adam Moeller, has done just the most incredible job there.”While the administration has not yet reached a partnership with the Awake campaign — a campaign that would donate five cents to a local community partner every time a student brings a reusable cup to a coffee vendor on campus, which was one of the administration’s main platform points — Juneja said student government has accomplished some of its other sustainability initiatives. These achievements, he said, include a Styrofoam ban, and working with campus dining to implement anaerobic digestion, an alternative to composting.“We’re still working on the Awake campaign, but in the meantime, our director of sustainability was able to change the way the Huddle treats plastic bags,” Juneja said. “They were able to get people to stop offering bags. You used to always get a bag with your stuff at the Huddle — we were sending out thousands of bags a week and that’s not happening anymore.”The cabinet has also implemented several of its diversity and inclusion initiatives, such as auditing resident assistant training and hiring a third diversity and inclusion officer, Blais said. In addition, the University’s statement of diversity and inclusion will also be incorporated into prospective students’ acceptance packages.“They do the initial acceptance letter and then they follow immediately with your package and [the statement] is going to be in the package,” Blais said. “We’re still pushing for it to be in the initial acceptance letter, but we have the second one confirmed.”Though the University Counseling Center (UCC) had already begun to discuss internal reviews, Blais said student government also played a key role in ensuring that the UCC underwent evaluation by the Jed Foundation, which is currently wrapping up its review.While they have implemented certain items from their platform, however, many of the administration’s initiatives regarding sexual assault remain in the works.According to their platform, one of Blais and Shewit’s top priorities was to implement Callisto — an online tool which allows students to submit time-stamped reports of sexual assault — by fall of 2017. However, Callisto is still being evaluated by the committee for sexual assault prevention (CSAP) and Blais said they hope to implement it in 2018 at the earliest.“We had to go over the technology logistics and go over data security, over is it is right for Notre Dame?” Blais said. “Are there competing apps or services or anything, which we found there aren’t — things like that. So it is actually moving forward with a decision soon, which is extremely promising and exciting, especially for such a large new service to the University.”Blais and Shewit also planned to create a way for students to call Notre Dame Security Police by typing a key code into buildings. However, they are now instead looking into implementing a safety app which will allow students to contact Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) on the go, Blais said.“If they don’t pilot a new app — because there are challenges with looking at a new app — then they would either embed it directly into ND Mobile or they want to have a direct call button in ND Mobile for NDSP,” Blais said. “So we’re looking to bring the emergency call system to your pocket.”After further conversations with University Health Services, Blais said, the cabinet also reevaluated its goal of implementing a sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) rape kit administration program on campus, a platform point passed down from the Robinson-Blais administration.“In terms of safety, it’s actually better to have [rape kits] at the hospital because those nurses are trained to use them,” Blais said. “And we could train our nurses but they administer them more often, so they have experience with them. You can’t mess up a rape kit, and they’re very easy to mess up. But we have transportation from campus to those rape kits that’s free of charge.”Although the cabinet may not accomplish every item on its platform, Juneja said, it will work to advance each initiative as much as possible.“I don’t think we will achieve every single bullet point on that platform, but I do think that we will leave on April 2 and feel like at least we started pushing on everything,” he said. “So I don’t think we’ll have any regrets.”last_img read more

first_img Lea Michele View Comments Star Files Darren Criss Don’t you approve? As previously reported, the April 8 episode of Glee features gleeful (and one not so gleeful) performances of some Stephen Sondheim classics. Check out this first look of Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Chord Overstreet and Kevin McHale’s a cappella rendition of “No One Is Alone” from Into the Woods, which takes place during a candlelight vigil after Kurt (Colfer) is attacked because of his sexual orientation. Michele and company sound wonderful, but we’re also eagerly anticipating hearing Anna Kendrick sing the Sondheim tune on the big screen later this year!last_img

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first_imgThe Democratic Party faction has once again joined the deliberation of the controversial omnibus bill on job creation after withdrawing from the working committee in the House of Representatives Legislation Body (Baleg).Democratic executive Hinca Panjaitan said on Wednesday that the bill had raised public concerns, particularly regarding labor issues.“The people demand that we continue to fight for their interests. We are ready to fight in the committee.” Hinca, the former secretary-general of the Democrats, said the part had sent three lawmakers to deliberate the omnibus bill, in addition to himself.”The three members assigned are Bambang Purwanto, Hinca Panjaitan and Benny K. Harman,” he said.He explained that the party previously withdrew from the working committee because they wanted the House to focus on the handling of COVID-19.However, overtime, the party could accept the deliberation and was eventually willing to return to discuss the government-initiated bill. “It’s after all the political obligation of House members to carry out their main tasks while obeying health protocols.” In mid-April, the chairman of the Democratic Party faction in the House, Edhie “Ibas” Baskoro Yudhoyono, decided to withdraw all of its members from the committee, saying the bill had nothing to do with pandemic handling.Baleg deputy chairman Achmad Baidowi said the lawmakers would likely start discussing labor issues in September after resolving the 10 issues of the bill.The House and 18 labor unions agreed on Friday not to include several proposed revisions in the bill.Among the agreements was not to include proposed amendments that contradicted Constitutional Court  rulings regarding fixed-term employment agreements, wages, severance pay, employment relations, layoffs, dispute settlements and social security.Topics :last_img read more

first_imgThe National Police’s Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) has found reason to believe that the fire that ravaged the main building of the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta last month was caused by arson.Bareskrim chief detective Comr. Gen. Listyo Sigit Prabowo said the fire was caused by an open flame rather than an electrical short circuit, leading investigators to conclude that there may be criminal factors behind the fire.“Based on the findings so far, investigators say there is suspicion of criminal acts behind the incident,” Listyo told the press on Thursday. He added that the police would continue the investigation under articles 187 and 188 of the Criminal Code on arson.Read also: Graft suspect’s office destroyed in AGO blazeListyo also said 130 witnesses had been questioned by a joint force consisting of police and AGO investigators.The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the AGO building on Aug. 22 at 6:15 p.m. before quickly engulfing the entire structure. However, AGO officials said vital case records were out of harm’s way as they had not been stored in the main office. Topics :last_img read more

first_imgAndrew Astorquia.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 2020“Since our launch in 2008, there has been a huge investment in the community including a shopping centre, roads, community buildings, schools, kilometres of bike paths, playgrounds, parks and four display villages,” he said.“It really is a hub of activity out here at the moment with trades from just about every discipline working. It shows the resilience of a city and the importance of creating communities that are well planned to continue to attract families through livability and lifestyle.” CLICK HERE for all the latest Townsville real estate news North Shore has grown significantly since it was launched with about 5500 people now living in the masterplanned community.The community has kickstarted a range of residential and commercial developments such as the Northern Beaches Leisure Centre, Bunnings opening a new store and Stockland Shopping Centre.Most recently, Arcare opened its $20 million aged care facility while there are also plans for a tavern. LR Department of Education Superindentant Reagan Paine, North Shore Project director Andrew Astorqua, Managing Director of Mendi Constructions Jeff Doyle and Project director of CPB Contractors Marcelo Di Bella stand at the new Burdell State School construct on site.MORE than $63 million worth of construction is under way at North Shore as the rapid growth in Townsville’s north continues.A new $40 million state primary school, about 60 homes and site works for Stockland’s latest display village are under construction. RELATED: >>Capital city buyers fed up with unaffordable property prices are heading to Townsville >>Agents aid hot buyers in Townsville >>Seaside life at inland prices North Shore project director Andrew Astorquia said the projects were creating hundreds of local jobs. Cr Paul Jacob.Townsville City Council divisional councillor Paul Jacob said the growth had been helped by families flocking to the northern beaches for the great lifestyle the area offered.“I think it’s really good to see the growth in the northern beaches area … and council has plans for a youth activation hub,” he said.“It is one of the major growth areas of Townsville and having facilities like a school will further aid that population growth.“It has an atmosphere of a family area and it’s nice and close to the beach while one of the other driving forces of the area is you can now get straight on the Ring Road and go to three major employers, being the university, defence barracks and hospital which makes it just that more attractive to people.”center_img The first residents at the new five-star Arcare nursing home facility at North Shore, Townsville.last_img read more

first_imgLendlease Communites Regional Development manager Simon Walker at the Elliott Springs display village. Picture: Evan MorganLENDLEASE  will officially open the display village at Elliot Springs today.The masterplanned community south of Townsville will eventually be home to as many as 26,000 people.Forty people have already moved in and 12 homes are under construction.The display village is a joint initiative by Lendlease and Master Builders Queensland showcasing 14 homes from 13 builders.Lendlease Communities regional development manager Simon Walker said the display village features the latest in home design.“The display village showcases Townsville living at its best with homes taking advantage of the sweeping views to the mountain ranges, the Bindal Ridge conservation zone and creek corridors,” he said.“Home buyers looking to build their dream home can preview a new land release on the day as well as compare designs, floor plans and lot sizes and ask questions about all aspects of purchasing and designing their new home.”Visitors will also be able to access the sales and information centre while local state and national builders featured in the village include: AP Williams and Co, Cougar Homes, Darryll Bogotto Constructions, Doble Homes, Fresh Homes, GJ Gardner Homes, Grady Homes, Martin Locke Homes, Michael Case Homes, Pro-View Homes, Ritzco Homes, Tropical Homes and Value Homes.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 2020The estate is expected to also spark commercial development in the area with retail, education and light industry already earmarked.The satellite community is a 40-year development project expected to be completed by 2056 and 30 per cent of the land area will be dedicated to open spaces such as parks and a conservation area. It will eventually have more than 10,000 homes spread out over 1609ha.Master Builders CEO, Grant Galvin said interest at Elliot Springs was mainly coming from owner occupiers who were enticed by the choice available and attention to detail of the builds.“These builders are constantly raising the bar and reaching new levels of success; the quality of these homes is second to none,” he said. “And being local business owners who are part of the community, these builders have designed homes with local knowledge in mind, to ensure they work for the climate and lifestyle of the Townsville region.”To celebrate the opening of the display village there will be a Summer Street Party today from 10am to 1pm with free face painting, snow cones, coffee, sausage sizzle and frozen yoghurt stand.The display village will be open weekly Friday to Tuesday from 10am-5pm.last_img read more

first_imgWORKING DAY AND NIGHT. The Iloilo City Police Office is mobilizing over 400 policemen to enforce the enhanced community quarantine and curfew in the metro in a bid to slow down if not stop the spread of the coronavirus disease. As frontliners in the fight against the pandemic they, too, are risking their lives like healthcare workers in the name of public service. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Themost common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Somepatients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat ordiarrhea, according to the World Health Organization. “We are praying that our personnel whoare frontliners remain safe.  We reallyneed them in securing our borders,” said Sangrines./PN As of this writing, they were waitingto be officially declared as cleared. Dampal stressed on Monday it wasbusiness as usual at the ICPO; policemen will continue to maintain peace andorder in the city and man quarantine control points. Policemen are considered frontlinersin the city government’s campaign to curb the spread of COVID-19. Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO)director Police Colonel Eric Dampal and 40 other policemen earlier classifiedas persons under monitoring (PUMs) were thus cleared, according to ICPOspokesperson Police Captain Shella Mae Sangrines. With this development, the ICPO nowhas only two PUMs left although they already completed their 14-day homequarantine.center_img Thesesymptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected butdon’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. “Our two PUMs are in good condition,”said Sangrines. The PUI cop, who eventually testednegative for COVID-19, was assigned to the ICPO Mobile Group. On the first weekof March he went to Manila. On Monday, Mayor Jerry Treñas himselfmade the disclosure about Dampal being an PUM together with the latter’s 40policemen for having close contact with the PUI cop. He observed home quarantine beginningMarch 31. ILOILO City – The policeman classifiedas a patient under investigation (PUI) for suspected coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) infection tested negative for the SARS-CoV-12 virus.last_img read more

first_imgAnother snow day will result in Batesville students and faculty having a shorter Spring Break.Many students look forward to snow days throughout the year, but those cancellations do catch up. Batesville Community School Corporation announced a plan to make up three snow days that occurred on Dec. 6, Dec. 10, and Dec. 16.Batesville Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts informed the Board of School Trustees Monday evening that make-up days will be: Monday Jan. 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day), Monday Feb. 17 (President’s Day) and Friday Apr. 18 (Good Friday).If another snow day would occur, Roberts indicated that the next make-up day will be Monday March 17, which is the first day of Spring Break.last_img