We are engaged in a war of algorithms; a battle fought in cyber space that also plays out across air, land, and sea every day. Digital transformation is the key to winning because it gives us a critical advantage: the ability to execute before the adversary can.This “decision advantage” comes, in part, from embedding technology into the mission at the service of the warfighter. Technology transformation at the kinetic level, for example, makes efforts at the tip of the spear more successful. Imagine real-time AI-processed reconnaissance information optimizing ordinance activity on-target. Or turning our ships at sea into floating data centers: optimizing communication, battlefield insights, ship defenses, onboard maintenance, and medical care for our wounded warriors.Today, across the department and in all branches of the U.S. military, IT leaders are looking for solutions to turn their legacy IT footprint into a modern multi-cloud environment. This transformation will also bring sweeping changes to our workforce. Tomorrow’s pilot will need to be as good at multi-mode IT systems management as actually flying an aircraft.Technology transformation with the Department of Defense (DoD) means looking at where computer activity needs to take place. This could include activity in a data center, or on a sensor, drone, mobile device, aircraft, and even an office-based workstation. Where this processing activity, called a ‘workload’ takes place should be optimized for the mission – and not optimized for the convenience of the IT purchasing process. Mission-optimized IT includes Domestic DOD-managed cloud environments and data centers, ad hoc IT networks in forward operating positions with disadvantaged communication, or on the battlefield itself.In support of this transformation, a multi-cloud approach allows the military to deploy infrastructure that is secure and flexible for mission-critical projects. One such example is a recent Defense Department effort to build out a secure, on-premise cloud solution within its existing data center footprint. Outdated and unsupported legacy IT systems were eating up already-scarce funding and leaving our warfighters and their mission exposed to the adversary.Dell EMC is honored to have partnered with DoD in this effort, known as the On-Site Managed Services (OMS) program. It provides high-availability, high-performance, mission-critical compute services. This cutting-edge IT transformation program allows the DoD to manage their most sensitive workloads and provide compute and processing wherever the mission requires.OMS illustrates the point that mission success is all about operation and accessibility, requiring different approaches for each unique workload. With a complex map of challenges and mission-critical considerations, the DoD must continue to approach cloud on a workload-by-workload basis for IT modernization success, appreciating cloud as an operating model.If you want to learn more about how OMS can drive DoD IT transformation, visit: https://www.smartronix.com/services/Cloud-Computing/Pages/On-Site-Managed-Services-(OMS).html
– Advertisement – A new hotel and wellbeing development at the Kings Polo Academy in Cairo is set to become the latest opening from Campbell Gray Hotels. The bespoke international hotel operator will be working with Esmeralda Real Estate Development to bring a new level of comfort and style to Egypt.- Advertisement – Saad Audeh, chairman, Campbell Gray Hotels said: “We are thrilled to be part of this unique project in Cairo by Esmeralda Real Estate Development. “We share their vision to create a totally unique and modern destination, built around the passion and excitement for polo and equestrian pursuits. “Located so close to the Pyramids and the new Grand Egyptian Museum, the resort is perfectly placed for historic tours of Egypt. “Campbell Gray Hotels will deliver its usual exceptional standards of service and create lasting memories for guests staying at this wonderful destination.” OlderJet2.com to launch Bristol base next spring The clubhouse will comprise a speciality restaurant, lounge bar and dining area and a field side outdoor match terrace, perfect for spectators to watch the polo games. The original site has been home to the Kings Polo Academy for three years. The Kings Polo Academy was the first of its kind in Egypt, offering a centre of excellence for polo in the region.- Advertisement – Expected to open in early 2022, the hotel, which will be named next year, will have 70 rooms and suites overlooking the polo fields and landscaped gardens. The boutique hotel will offer spacious bedrooms, an all-day dining restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace, as well as a library lounge which will house the largest equestrian book collection in the region. As well as the hotel, a new clubhouse, adjacent to the existing Kings Polo Academy will also be operated by Campbell Gray Hotels. – Advertisement –
German investment company Aquila Capital has launched a EUR 750 million fund primarily seeking investments in onshore and offshore wind power, photovoltaics, hydropower, electricity grids and heat networks, as well as energy storage with an emphasis on greenfield projects. The Energy Transition Infrastructure Fund (ETIF) will invest in energy infrastructure assets that are essential to Europe’s energy transition. The fund will pursue the three most important subsectors of the energy transition, namely renewable energy generation, energy storage and energy transportation, Aquila Capital said.The company will launch the strategy as a Luxembourg-based Reserved Alternative Investment Fund (RAIF) with a target volume of EUR 750 million and a term of 12 years. The target net IRR is 8% to 10% per annum.“There are numerous developments driving the need for strategic investment in European energy infrastructure projects,” said Susanne Wermter, Head of Investment Management Energy & Infrastructure EMEA at Aquila Capital.“Energy consumption is rising, which is increasingly being met by renewable energy assets such as photovoltaics and wind power rather than fossil fuel and nuclear generation.”The geographical focus of ETIF is on continental Europe and the Nordic countries, with possible additional allocations in Great Britain and in Central and Eastern Europe. Ten to 15 investments with an average equity ticket of EUR 50 to 75 million are planned.“In the coming years, investments in energy storage and grid capacity will become much more important. Our response to this development is the ETIF strategy, which allows investors to participate financially and ecologically in the Europe-wide energy transition on a sustainable basis,” said Roman Rosslenbroich, CEO and co-founder of Aquila Capital.Aquila Capital currently manages renewable energy generation assets with a capacity of about 2,200MW.
Horn wants Pacquiao rematch to settle rules row End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “But obviously, adding up, maybe it worked for seven, eight, ten months, but now the next seven months is not working that great.“Obviously it’s adding up more and more. The more I play, the worse it gets. Yeah, I guess the break is something that I will have to consider right now.”With the US Open just six weeks away at the culmination of the American hard-court swing, Djokovic doesn’t have long to return to full fitness.‘Very tough year’Since winning the French Open last year to complete his career Grand Slam, Djokovic has failed to claim another major title.He crashed out of the Australian Open in the second round and the French Open in the quarter-finals.With world number one Andy Murray losing against Sam Querrey earlier on Wednesday, Djokovic knew he would have regained top spot in the rankings if he won Wimbledon.That honour will have to wait for now and, with Murray hobbled by a long-term hip injury against Querrey, Djokovic conceded the two rivals could be paying the price for their grueling battle for the top ranking last year.“Could be. We both had a very long, very tough year, a lot of matches, a lot of emotions, a lot of things in play,” he said.“Our bodies have taken a lot physically. So, I mean, as an athlete, one way or another, at a certain stage of your career, you’re going to experience these kind of things.“Injuries are part of this sport, unfortunately. Professional tennis is getting very physical in the last couple of years. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic pauses during a press conference after losing his Men’s Singles Quarterfinal Match against Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. APLONDON, United Kingdom — Novak Djokovic admits a long break is on the cards after an elbow injury forced him to retire from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych.Djokovic’s miserable 12 months hit a fresh low on Wednesday when a right elbow problem curtailed his bid to win Wimbledon for a fourth time.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s not easy to kind of play on the highest level throughout the entire season, then be able to do that over and over again every season, and then stay healthy.”The injury was especially frustrating for the 12-time Grand Slam winner as he felt he was finally beginning to play his best tennis after a turbulent period.“For an athlete, it’s really hard to swallow when you have to retire, especially when you’re playing well,” Djokovic said.“I was playing really well, probably the best tennis I’ve played in the last 10 months or so.“It’s just unfortunate. It takes some time to understand why this happened and to learn from it.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Duterte’s ‘soft heart’ could save ABS-CBN, says election lawyer The 30-year-old Serb was trailing 7-6 (7/2), 2-0 and felt he had no option but to call it quits as the pain, from an injury that has troubled him for more than a year, began to increase.“There is a possibility that they will propose surgery, but I don’t think that is good,” Djokovic told Serbian media.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“To go be cut in surgery or to poison myself with pills…. none of the solutions is good.“A logical conclusion is that a kind of a rest and a longer break is a logical solution. Maybe a longer rest is necessary, not only because of the injury but for my mind as well. 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Live Audio Drake remains the top scoring team in the MVC at 78.4 points per game. Additionally, its defense is ranked second in field goal percentage defense at 39.8 percent in MVC games. Drake has held three of its four MVC opponents to less than 40 percent shooting. The Drake University men’s basketball team takes its perfect 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference record and five-game win streak on the road to Valparaiso for its first game against the Crusaders as conference foes. Tipoff for Wednesday’s midweek contest is set for 7 p.m. with the game being broad on The Valley on ESPN3. Drake’s offense has been fueled as of late by sharing the ball as 60 percent of the team’s baskets in the last five games have been assisted and the team has had a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in four of those games. The Bulldogs have recorded 17 or more assists in a game nine times this season and a positive assist-to-turnover ratio in 11 games this season. Currently, the team’s 16.1 assists per game rank 63rd nationally and the 1.32 assist to turnover ratio ranks 40th in the nation. Both are the top averages in the Valley this season. Drake Game Notes Individually, the Bulldogs are led by reigning MVC Player of the Week Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) who averaged 23.0 points per game in last week’s MVC victories. The Crusaders counter with Tevonn Walker’s 14.5 points per game in MVC contests. Story Links Live Stats ESPN3 Following Wednesday’s game, the Bulldogs’ return home to host Evansville Saturday at 2 p.m. Saturday’s contest will be the Bulldogs’ ‘Hometown Heroes’ game and all first responders (police, fire, EMT) and military personnel will receive up to four (4) complimentary tickets by showing a badge or applicable form of ID on game day. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs and Crusaders meet for the seventh time in the programs’ respective histories with Valpo winning four of the previous meetings, including the last, 66-46, Nov. 28, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. The Bulldogs already have two MVC roads to their credit with wins at SIU and most recently at Indiana State for the most MVC road wins by the program since 2012-13. The Crusaders are 6-1 on their home court this season and 10-7 overall on the year in addition to their 1-3 MVC mark.