OSL renews PNG Orchids partnership

first_imgPNGRFL Chairman Sandis Tsaka said Oil Search Ltd were the inaugural sponsors of the women’s National Rugby League team when it was launched in 2017 for the Prime Minister’s VIII game against Australian Jillaroos in Port Moresby and the Women’s Rugby League World Cup series in Sydney.He said the renewal of this partnership is timely as the team prepares to play Fiji in the Pacific Test Invitational this month, in Sydney.Later in July, they play their first ever women’s Rugby League 9s at the Pacific Games in Samoa, and in October they participate in the World Rugby League World 9s.In November they play England Rose in the first double header before the PNG LNG Kumuls versus Great Britain Lions Test in Port Moresby.Meantime, Tsaka thanked Oil Search for its support towards women empowerment, particularly in sports and rugby league.(Oil Search Orchids Coach Nigel Hukula and OSL Managing Director, Peter Botten, going through the Orchids selection list)last_img read more

Sharon Isurdeen defies all odds to fill the family and professional roles

first_imgBy Rupa SeenaraineAs many positive stories are shared during this festive time, Sharon Isurdeen’s journey is one that speaks to determination and relentless hard work in order to achieve those goals.Perhaps, her husband, Uttamkumar Isurdeen rings a bell – the avid cricket lover who has been an active voice for wheelchair users across the country, ever since he lost his ability to walk in an accident some nine years ago. However, Sharon’s story brings a sprinkle of inspiration to those who may need a little encouragement in their daily routines or others who are confronted with hurdles that may seem impossible.During an interview with Sunday Times Magazine, she told her story – of taking up the mantle as the breadwinner of the family while working as a full-time teacher and also, attending university.According to the 35-year-old who hails from the Pomona Housing Scheme on the Essequibo Coast, she experienced a life-changing incident in the year 2010 which she distinctively recalled.“In 2010, two years after marriage, my husband was a victim of a vehicle accident.  He was travelling to work as a passenger when a speeding bus toppled, causing him to suffer from spinal injuries which left him confined to a wheelchair to date. Things changed, a lot had to be adjusted. I had to take up the role of a father and husband. I had become the sole breadwinner of my family and I am doing my very best to maintain my family,” Isurdeen remembered.During the time of the accident, she was a student at the Cyril Potter College of Education and despite numerous challenges, she chose to continue, graduating in the year 2012 with credit. This is while caring for her only child, Narindra Isurdeen, who is now 10 years of age.As an agricultural science teacher by profession, Isurdeen said she was given a lifetime opportunity in the form of a scholarship to study at the University of Guyana in 2016. During the 2019 convocation, she successfully graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, majoring in Agricultural Science. Of course, this entailed moving from her home to the East Coast of Demerara to facilitate class sessions.Looking back at her early life, the mother of one expressed that opportunities were scarce, and little resources were available to reach new horizons.“I grew up during the harsh time in life where little opportunities were offered and resources were hard to acquire due to minimum availability of resources. But I cooperate and had I clear understanding of the struggle my parents were going through then. So I’ve developed a sense of contentment and make much with what we had.”Now, she has insisted that this journey has equipped her to handle the bigger challenges that lie ahead. Of course, support from her family and friends has played an integral role. She expressed that the Chairman of Banks DIH, Clifford Reis, who would have sponsored her university education is also a key individual in her accomplishments.“Having developed these skills, I am now capable of handle even bigger challenges. My greatest support is my family who stood by me until now. My husband and son, my friends especially the ones on social media, my students, and most of all, Mr Clifford Reis, who granted me a scholarship to complete my study.  I am so grateful to them all.”At the moment, she said reaching greater heights is also in the future plans, “I want to further my studies.  I am praying and hoping to do my Masters very soon but this can be challenging financially [so] I am hoping that I get a scholarship or any other assistance that will help in this venture.”Her advice to women who are faced with setbacks is: “My advice to everyone especially my ladies is that education is the key to success but self-discipline is the key to all accomplishments.  Respect yourself and others will respect you. Keep the right people in your circle and stay away from anything that will lessen your value. Always set goals and work diligently to achieve them.”Sharon told Sunday Times Magazine that family time is essential to unwinding after a long week. It also brings the focus into play for the days ahead. Her son and husband, who are ardent cricket fans, would opt to attend most of the matches. She tags along as well.During the holidays, she would collect items for care packages, which would be distributed to families in need. These include any packaged food item that can prove useful.last_img read more

Everton vs Chelsea confirmed line-ups: Giroud dropped and Hudson-Odoi benched again

first_img Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Pickford was widely criticised for his performance against Newcastle Sarri’s side are fighting to secure a top four finish this season ADVICE Everton vs Chelsea confirmed line-upsEverton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Andre Gomes, Gueye, Richarlison, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Calvert-LewinSubs: Baines, Walcott, Tosun, Schneiderlin, Stekelenburg, Davies, LookmanChelsea: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, HazardSubs: Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Willian, Christensen 2 REVEALED LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Chelsea will be hoping to keep pace in the race for Champions League football when they visit Everton on Sunday afternoon.The Blues currently sit sixth in the Premier League table but can move back into the top four with an emphatic win against the Toffees. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Any victory for Maurizio Sarri’s side will send them above Manchester United into fifth, but they have to score at least six times without reply to move ahead of fourth place Arsenal.Such an outcome appears unlikely, but Everton did concede three times to a Newcastle side notoriously poor in front of goal last time out, and questions have been raised over goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.There were calls for Pickford to be dropped for today’s match after his horror show on Tyneside, but Marco Silva has kept faith in his No.1. 2 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF RANKED gameday cracker Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining no dice Sarri had a big call to make as well, following Chelsea’s excellent 5-0 destruction of Dynamo Kyiv on Thursday.Olivier Giroud scored a perfect hat-trick in the Ukraine to stake his claim for the opportunity to start in the Premier League, but Sarri has benched the forward with Gonzalo Higuain coming in to start.The Chelsea manager has also frustrated supporters by dropping Callum Hudson-Odoi, the teenage winger, to a substitute role despite his superb performance against Kyiv in midweek. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow last_img read more

UX Win: Michigan Audubon Society Kirtland’s Warbler Tours

first_imgIt’s rare that two of my interests, user experience and birdwatching, collide. But they did last weekend, when I decided to go on a Kirtland’s Warbler tour in northern Michigan. Why would I want to go on a guided tour instead of enjoying the beautiful spring weekend at home, gardening?Spring migration is a huge birdwatching opportunity to see birds in their beautiful breeding plumage. I’ve shared photos of migrating birds in earlier posts.With spring migration over, I didn’t want to miss my chance to see my first Kirtland’s Warbler of the year.Since Michigan Audubon Society offers tours in late spring and early summer to catch a glimpse of the bird in its breeding habitat, I decided it was time to take the tour.User Experience and Birdwatching?You might wonder, what does user experience have to do with a birdwatching tour?As Jared Spool mentions in delighting your customers, it’s the little things that made the difference.Beginning with me searching online for Kirtland’s Warbler tour information, which was:Easy to findWritten in plain languageProvided details I was looking forExplained what to expectMore about the tour further on, but if you’re wondering why Kirtland’s Warblers are so special, here’s some background.Kirtland’s WarblerThe Kirtland’s Warbler is an endangered bird, a bird that nests in scrubby Jack Pine habitat of northern Michigan, Wisconsin, and parts of Ontario.The bird is very selective about the type of habitat where it will breed: only Jack Pine forests where trees are 5-6.5 feet tall, or trees that are about 15 years old.When trees are taller, the bird leaves the area.Over the years, loss of habitat caused the number of Kirtland’s Warblers to plummet to around 200 singing males in 1971.Thankfully, focused land management practices and education by government and birding groups over the past few decades have increased the population to 2,365 singing males in 2015.With such small numbers and a limited habitat, seeing the Kirtland’s Warbler is on many birdwatchers’ “must see” lists.Going the Extra MileMy first step was searching online for the Kirtland’s Warbler tour information.I knew the tours were held daily, but didn’t know the time, cost, place, how long the tour would last, and other details.My search for “Kirtland’s Warbler tour” in DuckDuckGo brought up exactly the tour information I was looking for. The tour page answered my questions quickly, in easy-to-understand language. I didn’t have to dig into mountains of text to find the details I wanted.The first paragraph in the Guided Tours section explained:Where guided tours are held: at Hartwick Pines State Park, north of Grayling, MichiganWho leads the tours: Michigan Audubon Society seasonal guideCost: tours are free, but a Michigan State Recreation Passport is required to enter the state park (not a problem, I already had my recreation passport).The second paragraph included information on:When tours begin: May 15, 2017Times for tours: once daily during the week at 7:00amWhether tours happen on the weekends and holidays: yes, and an extra tour is available at 11:00mWhen tours end: July 4, 2017Great way to set expectations for customers.Imagine you’re traveling on a long weekend for a special event, perhaps the Memorial Day or July 4th holiday weekends.Nothing worse than to discover the event information didn’t explain they are closed on weekends or holidays.The tour information continued with details for :Where to meet: Michigan Forest Visitor Center at the state parkShort orientation: about the Kirtland’s Warbler and Jack Pine habitat (fascinating to learn about the bird’s nesting habits, lumber harvesting, and replanting)Caravan to see the birds: you can drive your own car or carpool with others in the groupGroup reservations: recommendations to attend the 11am tour for large groups. Helpful if you’re part of a birding group and want your group to attend the tour.Additional details about the tour made it easy for me to plan my tour: walking to the visitor center (accessible entrance), professional photographers, how much walking to expect, what to bring (insect repellant, sunscreen), what to wear (good walking boots/shoes) make it easy to plan for your tour.It was obvious to me that whomever wrote the content on the tour page understood exactly what questions people would have.Information was easy to find, written concisely, and organized in short paragraphs.Nice TouchBirdwatchers are known for traveling hundreds of miles to see birds. Providing lodging information on the tour page means you don’t have to make a second search to find a local place to stay.The Michigan Audubon Society included information about local lodging, with a link to the Grayling Visitor’s Bureau.Wonderful! A small detail, but it makes a difference.My TourAlong with about a dozen other people, I took the weekend tour at 11:00am. The guide provided excellent information about the Kirtland’s Warbler, its history, and the Jack Pine habitat in a short presentation at the Visitors Center.Afterwards, we took a fun hike in the forest to find the Kirtland’s Warbler.We heard the bird singing within five minutes of entering the forest area, but it took a lot longer to find it.I managed to get a ten-second glimpse of the warbler as we were heading out of the forest, but didn’t manage to take a photo. Darn!The photo on this post is the Kirtland’s Warbler photo, taken by Joel Trick of United States Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest, licensed under CC BY 2.0.SummaryMichigan Audubon Society provided key information about their Kirtland’s Warblers tours, quickly and in easy-to-understand language. Their tour page answered my questions about time, date, place, and what to expect.Kudos to them for having:Designers and writers who paid attention to the small detailsHelpful information about groups and weekend toursGoing the extra mile to give lodging information for birdwatchers who might be traveling hundreds of miles to see the birdThank you, Michigan Audubon Society for making my birdwatching tour more delightful! Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Kirtland’s Warbler in Northern MichiganIt’s not that Kirtland’s Warblers are shy birds that makes them a bird every birdwatcher wants to add to their life list. Kirtland’s Warblers are one of the most vocal birds in the spring and are often seen singing on a top, outside branch of a tree or shrub. It’s…In “Nature”Enjoying The Biggest Week in American Birding“Do you need an American Redstart?” asked the fellow with the green “Biggest Week” baseball cap as he looked upward at the 25-foot tall tree in front of us. “Yes, I do,” I replied. And he proceeded to tell me where to look. “It’s at 11 o’clock. Look at the…In “Nature”Photo of the Week: Kentucky Warbler Along Lake Huron ShorelineWhether I’m out in nearby woods and marshes, the southern shore of Lake Erie or the shore of another Great Lake, my weekends are spent birding. Peering through leaf-strewn marshland, harvested cornfields, bare shrub branches and leafed out tree canopies in cold, rainy, snowy, and sometimes sunny weather, I search…In “Nature”last_img read more

Global investors show confidence in South Africa

first_img4 June 2014South Africa has climbed two spots to become the 13th most attractive destination for foreign direct investment, according to a recent survey by global consulting firm AT Kearney.The results of the 2014 Foreign Direct Investment Confidence Index, which takes in the views of senior executives from 300 of the world’s leading corporations in 26 different countries, were released on Tuesday.South Africa is the only country in Africa on the list of 25 and came ahead of Switzerland, Spain, Japan and Italy. The US maintains its first place position from last year, followed by China and Canada.“The findings bode well not only for the US but for the global economy,” the company said. “Nearly four out of five respondents are more optimistic about the global economy than they were a year ago.”“Despite racking volatility and economic uncertainty on a global scale, the findings from the 2014 FDICI suggest that a corner is being turned,” said Paul Laudicina, founder of the FDI Confidence Index. “Corporations sitting on massive cash reserves are increasingly confident that they can parlay these into productive investments with attractive returns.” African growth Africa managed to increase FDI flows by 12% to $47.6-billion in FDI, the survey found. Its growth was driven partly by investment in extractive industries, but manufacturing and services are also seeing increased interest. South Africa received $4.5-billion FDI in 2012 after a bounce of $5.8-billion in 2011.“We expect to continue to see increased FDI flows to Africa overall. Energy-related companies, retail companies and infrastructure and transport providers, for example, are all committed to invest in the continent,” said Wim Plaizier, managing partner of AT Kearney Africa.“The Renewable Energy Independent Power Provider Programme in South Africa has played a major role in driving investment. While each deal in itself may not be particularly large, these moves are all positive signs of the increased confidence of the global investor community.”He said it was critical for governments and investors alike to respond to this increased investor confidence by putting in place the right levers to capitalise on the many opportunities and drive further job creation and social and economic development.Other key international survey highlights include: Despite unresolved deficits in the Eurozone, 11 European countries still rank in the top 25, some entering the ranking for the first time; Canada moves into the third spot; 39% of respondents voiced a more positive sentiment than last year for second- ranked China; and Russia (last year’s Number 11) fell off the top 25 ranking, despite the fact that the survey was fielded prior to the current political situation in Ukraine.    View the full report:www.atkearney.com/research- studies/foreign-direct-investment-confidence-index  SA reporterlast_img read more

Google Stock Mania Continues – $700/share

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Google’s stock price broke $700 for the first time today, reaching as high as $704.79 in morning trading. That means it has taken Google under a month to go from $600 per share to a staggering $700 share price.Since mid-September Google has added 30% to its stock price and an additional $53 billion to its market capitalization — or about one and a quarter Yahoo!s. Google’s market cap is hovering in the $220 billion range, this morning, and the stock has gained 723% since its IPO in August 2004. Amazingly, despite its phenomenal growth over the past few months, Google has actually been outperformed by a number of other tech stocks this year, including Apple, Amazon, Research in Motion, and Baidu.Chart from Yahoo! Finance.Today’s surge is likely due to rumors about Google’s new open social networking API and the company’s supposed mobile phone plans.Some investors might be wary that Google’s stock topped $700/share for the first time on Halloween, but others aren’t frightened so easily. “Bears certainly make the argument that Google is a scary stock that has benefited more from hype and momentum trading. But Google‚Äôs stock, as I noted yesterday, isn‚Äôt nearly as frightening as some other dot-com stocks,” writes Paul LaMonica of CNNMoney. “Don‚Äôt be fooled… shares of Google, even at $700, are probably more of a treat than a trick.”Update: Google surged late in the day to close at $707/share — a new high for the stock. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#news#web josh catone 1 Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Missouri ~ Corporate, Personal Income Taxes: Deduction for Compensation Payments for Agricultural Losses From Disaster or Emergency Authorized

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportThe Missouri General Assembly has overridden Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill that provides an income tax deduction for income received as payment from any program that compensates agricultural producers who have suffered losses as the result of a disaster or emergency. The deduction is available retroactively for all tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014. The types of programs from which deductible payments may be received include:– Livestock Forage Disaster Program;– Livestock Indemnity Program;– Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish;– Emergency Conservation Program;– Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program;– Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Pilot Insurance Program;– Annual Forage Pilot Program;– Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Plan; and– Livestock Gross Margin Insurance Plan.S.B. 641, Laws 2016, effective October 14, 2016, and applicable as notedlast_img read more

Your Guide To The West Oak Lane Jazz And Arts Festival – June 17 – 19

first_img West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival Friday, June 17 – Sunday, June 19 7100-7400 blocks of Ogontz Avenue The West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival returns with a star-studded lineup of performers, the Craft Marketplace, the International Food Court, giveaways, and more.  This Philly favorite is a three-day long, free outdoor festival.  Sunday, June 1911:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.Jafar BaronOARC Stage 4:40 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.Gerald VeasleyBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage The Music: Super soul sister Chaka Khan is the featured performer at the Sunday main stage show. Additional performers include shining R&B starlet Chrisette Michele, the celebrated Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, legendary jazz master Roy Ayers, Philly talents Christian McBride, Gerald Veasley, the Urban Guerilla Orchestra, and the Philadelphia Freedom Jazz Orchestra, Men of Soul (Jeffrey Osborne, Peabo Bryson, Freddie Jackson and Howard Hewett), and many, many more. 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.Tony Smith QuartetBrownies 6:45p.m. – 8 p.m. Jeffrey Osborne Brown’s Family Shoprite Stage 8 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.Andy Aaron Mean MachineRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.Daud El-Bakara QuintetRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Roy AyersOARC Stage 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.Fred & Tonya DuoVictorias Kitchen Your Guide To The West Oak Lane Jazz And Arts Festival The Art, Food & More: The vibrant marketplace will carry handcrafted jewelry, clothing, paintings, photography, home décor—and Philly 360° creative ambassador Stacey “Flygirrl” Wilson—while the food court will offer tasty treats representing cultures from around the globe.  Children have their very own event at this year’s festival—the Children’s Day event with live performances, music workshops and a video gaming arcade. Free shuttle service to the festival site is offered again this year as well as complimentary parking at many locations. For more information on parking, shuttle service and directions,  click here. Insider Tip: Check out Warren Oree’s breakdown of the festival to make sure you don’t miss a beat. West Oak Lane Jazz and Arts Festival(R. Kennedy for GPTMC) 2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.Philadelphia Heritage Art EnsembleOARC Stage 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.Po/Jazz Connection, hosted by Nzinga with Gregory Jones QuartetThird Element Spa 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Mike BooneOARC Stage 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.Tony Smith QuartetBrownies 3:25 p.m. – 4:25 p.m.Freddie JacksonBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Gregory PorterOARC Stage 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Childrens Program, PersuasionsBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage 8 p.m. – 12 p.m.Val RayRelish Stage – INDOOR 6:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. 2:45 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.Howard HewettBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage 1:15 p.m. – 2 p.m.Talent Search WinnerBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.Urban Guerrilla Orchestra, (UGO)OARC Stage 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.3rioOARC Stage The Schedule:Friday, June 1712 p.m. – 2 p.m.Sherry Butler, Vocal Workshop & PerformanceWest Oak Lane Senior Center 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.The PersuasionsOARC Stage Carl GrubbsOARC Stage 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.Tamika PattonRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 1:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.Philadelphia Clef Club Youth BandOARC Stagecenter_img 5:40 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.Peabo BrysonBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Philly CatsRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.Carmen Butler DanceRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 5:45 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Michael RayOARC Stage 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.Philadelphia Freedom Jazz OrchestraBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Tony “Stickman” WyattWest Oak Lane Senior Center 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.Mi’cal BeckhamRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 7:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.Sam ReedOARC Stage 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.Georgie BondsOARC Stage 6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.Richard Waller and Music ReportOARC Stage Saturday, June 1810:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Central High School Jazz BandOARC Stage 8 p.m. – 12 p.m.Joanna GardnerRelish Stage – INDOOR 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Tia FullerOARC Stage 7 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.Chrisette MicheleBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage 6:45 p.m. – 8 p.m.Chaka Khan Brown’s Family Shoprite Stage 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.Lynn RileyRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.Bootsie BarnesOARC Stage 8 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.TC IIIRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 4:30 PM – 5:30 PMEddie Palmieri Salsa OrchestraOARC Stage 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.Rodney Mack Philly Big BandBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.Rising Star FinaleOARC Stage 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.MonkadelphiaOARC Stage 8 p.m. – 11 PMTimi TanzaniaVictorias Kitchen 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.Abstract TruthRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.Christian McBride & Inside StraightBrown’s Family Shoprite Stage 9:30 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.Edgardo CintronRelish Stage – OUTDOOR 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.3D Ritmo De VidaOARC Stage 12:30 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.Star (Role) ModelsOARC Stage 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.George BarronRelish Stage – INDOORlast_img read more

PowerShell Module for Intel vPro Technology: PowerShell Drives Beta – Part 1

first_imgWe have taken this same concept and exposed AMT (Remotely, Locally, and via HECI) as a PowerShell Drive.To get started with AMT PowerShell Drives, the first thing we need to do is import the IntelvPro Module:Import-Module IntelvProSecond, create a New-PSDrive associated to the remote vPro / AMT system.  To do so, run the following command from the PowerShell console:New-PSDrive -Name AMT -PSProvider amtsystem -Root “/” -ComputerName vproclient.vprodemo.com -Credential $myPScredentialNote: If your AMT client is configured in TLS mode (TLS encrypted traffic over AMT Port 16993), add the –TLS switch to the command.If you run a Get-PSDrive, you should see a the newly created PS Drive label as the name you gave it.Now that you have the New AMT PowerShell Drive created, you can browse and navigate the remote AMT System in a similar fashion as a normal file system drive:Set-Location AMT:Get-ChildItemNote: cd AMT: and dir work as well This just scratches the surface on the many things you can do with accessing AMT within PowerShell as a PowerShell Drive.  Keep a look out on the vPro Expert Center for more usages and information on this topic.Related Content:Version 2 of the PowerShell Module for Intel vPro Technology releasedDownload the PowerShell Module for Intel vPro Technology So you may be asking… “That is great, but what can I do with it?”  Well for one, you can perform a Get-Content and pull the AMT Event.Get-Content AMT:logsEventLog … or perhaps, the AMT Access Monitor (Audit Log)Get-Content AMT:logsAccessMonitor Note: The contents in this post are on topics that are not fully released or implemented.  Content is subject to change at any time.As previously noted in an earlier blog, we just released Version 2 of the PowerShell Module for Intel vPro Technology.  However, what was not mentioned is that version 2 of the PowerShell Module for Intel vPro Technology has undocumented beta features that can expose AMT as a PowerShell Drive.  Much of the vPro / AMT PowerShell Drive functionality works today; however, we do expect minor changes and additions between now and the final implementation.  Never the less, we wanted to get it out there to allow the PowerShell Community access to it so that you start playing with it and provide feedback.PowerShell Drives provides the ability to “map” logical data stores the same as a physical data stores, such as a network drive or a directory on the local computer.  You can change locations into the drive (using “set-location”, “cd”, or “chdir”) and access the contents of the drive (using “Get-Item”, “Get-Content”, or “dir”).”  A prime example of this capability is the native support of Windows Registry and Certificate Store as a PowerShell Drive. …or even enumerate the AMT Hardware Inventory and dump the data to a file for auditing purposesGet-ChildItem -Recurse AMT:HardwareAssets | Out-File C:PSHWInv.txt…or perhaps just pull the BIOS manufacturing information remotelyGet-ChildItem -Recurse AMT:HardwareAssetsBIOS –Matt Royerlast_img read more

Team India Denies Rumours of Rift

first_imgThe Indian team management on Wednesday, sought to deny a media report about chief coach Duncan Fletcher being ignored meetings and also not being kept in the loop about team strategy. Related Itemslast_img