Twenty-five certified in ‘volun-tourism’

first_img Tweet 140 Views   no discussions LocalNews Twenty-five certified in ‘volun-tourism’ by: – June 28, 2018 Share Twenty-five (25) persons are now certified in ‘volun-tourism after completion of a three-day workshop hosted by the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA).The workshop, aimed at enhancing tour packages for volun-tourism, commenced on Monday 25 June and ended with a certificate ceremony on Wednesday 27 June 2018.They were presented with certificates from Minister of Tourism and Culture, Senator Robert Tonge during the ceremony held at the Prevo Cinemall in Roseau.Chief Executive Officer of the Discover Dominica Authority, Colin Piper described volun-tourism as an opening for Dominica since it is “a niche area that is taking off around the world”.“The tour operators abroad are very anxious to work with local destination management companies and offerings as it relates to volun-tourism,” he stated.Piper added that many operators are “always happy to work with companies who put packages together where the commission structure is very clearly identified, so that they know how they are compensated to help you sell your properties, your businesses, and your tours”.Meanwhile, Facilitator of the Training Workshop, Joan Leacock, added that she was pleased for DDA’s invitation to facilitate the workshop.Leacock noted that due to the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria, Dominica now has “a clean slate in which you continue to break forth and move to establishing standards and criteria”.“So you can make Dominica greater again by establishing what you need to put in place, to ensure firstly that this does not happen again, and secondly, to use it for the benefit of the country and everybody in it,” Leacock noted.She expressed desire to return to “help with any basic needs or requirements that you have pertaining to where Dominica is going to go to now.”– / 33center_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

Pengalaman Penumpang Jadi Penentu Pertumbuhan Layanan Kereta Cepat

first_imgTapi jangan salah, hadirnya sang kuda hitam, kereta cepat, bukan tanpa beban. Para penyedia layanan ini mesti memikirkan bagaimana cara untuk memastikan para calon penumpang untuk memilih layanan ini. Banyaknya pengembangan dan perbaikan yang dilakukan di ceruk teknologi hingga opersional seolah menganaktirikan pengalaman penumpang, dimana poin ini memegang peranan yang sangat penting dalam kemajuan industri kereta cepat.Adalah Paul Priestman, ketua PriestmanGoode yang bergerak di bidang desain produk, lingkungan, transportasi, dan penerbangan mengatakan bahwa pihaknya pernah berperan sebagai katalisator perubahan wajah perjalanan udara global dengan ide tempat duduk datarnya. Menurut Paul, perubahan tempat duduk pada maskapai British Airways dan Virgin Atlantic inilah yang akhirnya menjadi faktor pendorong utama peningkatan pengalaman perjalanan penumpang.Walaupun dari segi ini kereta cepat tidak perlu unggul sepenuhnya dari pesawat, namun Paul menggarisbawahi bahwa saingan utama kereta cepat di sini adalah penerbangan jarak pendek. Ia mencontohkan kesuksesan Eurostar yang berhasil memangkas waktu perjalanan dari dan menuju bandara. Dirinya beranggapan, bukan tidak mungkin kereta cepat mampu mengambil pasar penerbangan jarak pendek.Seperti yang dilansir KabarPenumpang.com dari laman globalrailwayreview.com (6/2/2018), pesaing lain yang berpotensi menghambat laju perkembangan kereta cepat adalah kendaraan pribadi. Namun Paul beranggapan bahwa kereta cepat menawarkan kenyamanan dan potensi para penumpang untuk memaksimalkan produktifitas mereka. Para pengguna jasa kereta cepat bisa tetap melanjutkan pekerjaan mereka dengan menggunakan laptop dan koneksi internet yang tersedia di jaringan kereta cepat. Lagi, di sini Paul menegaskan bahwa pengalaman perjalanan penumpang dapat serta merta meningkat jika pihak penyedia jasa pun memperhatikan kenyamanan dan aksesibilitas penumpang.Baca Juga: Ini Dia Kendala Utama Pembangunan Jalur Kereta ElizabethMenurut Paul, kehadiran bangku yang empuk, meja lipat, konektifitas internet yang cepat, hingga berbagai pelayanan menjadi tolak ukur pengalaman perjalanan penumpang yang tidak boleh dinomorduakan, karena kelangsungan nafas bisnis transportasi bergantung pada penumpang itu sendiri.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedPerkembangan Kereta Cepat Bakal ‘Interupsi’ Layanan Penerbangan di Masa Depan, Mungkinkah?22/01/2018In “Darat”Layanan Kereta Malam di Eropa – Mantan Primadona yang Tidak Pernah Kehilangan Penggemar22/06/2018In “Darat”Tak Mau Kalah dengan Eropa, India Kini Hadirkan Kereta Cepat29/04/2018In “Darat” Kereta Cepat Shinkansen, Jepang. Sumber: wikipedia Kemajuan teknologi yang melesat pesat belakangan ini membawa dampak positif bagi para konsumennya, tidak terkecuali di sektor transportasi. Kehadiran kereta cepat yang semakin menjamur di berbagai belahan dunia membuka kemungkinan persaingan antar moda, yaitu pesawat dan kereta cepat. Dengan estimasi perjalanan yang tidak jauh berbeda, namun perjalanan dengan menggunakan kereta cepat, para penumpang tidak perlu merogoh kocek sedalam perjalanan udara.Baca Juga: Fenomena Kereta Tabrak Burung Jadi Dampak Ekologi Kehadiran Bullet Train?Hipotesa inilah yang akhirnya membuat para peneliti beranggapan bahwa di masa yang akan datang perjalanan darat dengan menggunakan kereta akan meruntuhkan kedigdayaan dunia dirgantara, terutama pada segmen penerbangan jarak pendek. Anomali runtuhnya kejayaan sektor udara ini mulai terlihat manakala banyak maskapai yang berbondong-bondong menyediakan rute penerbangan bertarif rendah (LCC). Beragam promosi dan peningkatan pelayanan juga terus diakselerasi oleh para pegiat perjalanan udara demi meraih hati konsumen.last_img read more

Investigation rules out foul play

first_imgFOUL play was ruled out last week after a 20-year-old man was found dying in a Pakenham street. On Wednesday…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Aaron Henderson, LPC, CFI Promoted to Vice President of Loss Prevention and Food Safety…

first_imgAaron HendersonAaron Henderson, LPC, CFI has been promoted to vice president loss prevention and food safety at Penske Logistics. He was formerly the director of loss prevention, a position he’s held since February of 2009. Henderson began his career in loss prevention with Macy’s in 1990 and has held positions with increasing responsibility since that time. He’s also worked with Saks Fifth Avenue and Circuit City during his career. He holds an Associate’s Degree in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Coastline Colleges, and also holds his LPC and CFI certifications.Congratulations Aaron! – Sponsor – Information provided by our partners at Loss Prevention Recruiters Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_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

Meet the Intel Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library

first_imgBy Leah Schoeb, IntelAs data centers manage their growing volumes of data while maintaining SLAs, storage acceleration and optimization become all the more important. To help enterprises keep pace with data growth, storage developers and OEMs need technologies that enable them to accelerate the performance and throughput of data while making the optimal use of available storage capacity.These goals are at the heart of the Intel Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (Intel ISA-L), a set of building blocks designed to help storage developers and OEMs maximize performance, throughput, security, and resilience, while minimizing capacity usage, in their storage solutions. The acceleration comes from highly optimized assembly code, built with deep insight into the Intel® Architecture processors.Intel® ISA-L is an algorithmic library that enables users to obtain more performance from Intel CPUs and reduce investment in developing their own optimizations. The library also uses dynamic linking to allow the same code to run optimally across Intel’s line of processors, from Atom to Xeon, and the same technique assures forwards and backwards compatibility as well, making it ideally suited for both software-defined storage and OEM or “known hardware” usage. Ultimately, the library helps end-user customers accelerate service deployment, improve interoperability, and reduce TCO by providing support for storage solutions that make data centers more efficient.This downloadable library is composed of optimized algorithms in five main areas: data protection, data integrity, compression, cryptography, and hashing. For instance, Intel® ISA-L delivers up to 7x bandwidth improvement for hash functions compared to OpenSSL algorithms. In addition it, delivers up to 4x bandwidth improvement on compression compared to the zlib compression library, and it lets users get to market faster and with fewer resources than they would need if they had to develop (and maintain!) their own optimizations.One way Intel® ISA-L could assist to accelerate storage performance in a cost-effective manner is by accelerating data deduplication algorithms using chunking and hashing functions. If you develop storage solutions, you know all about the goodness of data deduplication and how it can improve capacity optimization by reducing the need for duplicated data. During the data deduplication process, a hashing function can be combined to generate a fingerprint for the data chunks. Once each chunk has a fingerprint, incoming data can be compared to a stored database of existing fingerprints and, when a match is found, the duplicate data does not need to be written to the disk again.Data deduplication algorithms can be very CPU-intensive and leave little processor utilization for other tasks, Intel® ISA-L removes this barrier. The combination of Intel® processors and Intel® ISA-L can provide the tools to help accelerate everything from small office NAS appliances up to enterprise storage systems.The Intel® ISA-L toolkit is free to be downloaded, and parts of it are available as open source software. The open source version contains data protection, data integrity, and compression algorithms, while the full licensed version also includes cryptographic and hashing functions. In both cases, the code is provided free of charge.Our investments in Intel® ISA-L reflect our commitment to helping our industry partners bring new, faster, and more efficient storage solutions to market. This is the same goal that underlies the new Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK), launched this week at the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) in Santa Clara. This open source initiative, spearheaded by Intel, leverages an end-to-end user-level storage reference architecture, spanning from NIC to disk, to achieve performance that is both highly scalable and highly efficient.For a deeper dive, visit the Intel Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library site. Or for a high-level overview, check out this quick Intel ISA-L video presentation from my colleague Nathan Marushak.last_img read more