Network Communication – Scots Beavers http://scotsbeavers.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:04:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://scotsbeavers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-4.png Network Communication – Scots Beavers http://scotsbeavers.org/ 32 32 OTT communication services must be licensed; actors should compensate telecom operators for data traffic on networks: COAI https://scotsbeavers.org/ott-communication-services-must-be-licensed-actors-should-compensate-telecom-operators-for-data-traffic-on-networks-coai/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 14:31:11 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/ott-communication-services-must-be-licensed-actors-should-compensate-telecom-operators-for-data-traffic-on-networks-coai/ Telecom operators body COAI on Tuesday called for over-the-top (OTT) communications services to directly compensate telecom operators for the data traffic they conduct on networks, as it called for a framework and lightweight licensing regulations for these services. The Managing Director of the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI), SP Kochhar, said that the association, […]]]>

Telecom operators body COAI on Tuesday called for over-the-top (OTT) communications services to directly compensate telecom operators for the data traffic they conduct on networks, as it called for a framework and lightweight licensing regulations for these services.

The Managing Director of the Cellular Operators’ Association of India (COAI), SP Kochhar, said that the association, as part of the Telecommunications Bill, has made its suggestions on how OTT communication services should be defined to ensure that there is no ambiguity.

Other aspects, such as the exact financial model for OTT communication services to compensate telecom service providers, will be presented to the government as the nuances of the light regulatory framework are discussed, Kochhar told reporters. during a briefing.

OTT communication services include WhatsApp, Signal, Google Meet, Telegram and other similar apps.

In the future, the same principle of data consumption based on revenue sharing can also be applied to other OTTs (all categories), he added. For now, the COAI’s suggestions are limited to the area of ​​OTT communication applications, and not to the entire ecosystem, since the bill mentions communication applications.

COAI argued that KYC is an essential requirement, whether for telecom operators or OTT communication services.

Industry bodies COAI and Broadband India Forum (BIF) were engaged in a pitched battle over the issue of OTT treatment as consultations on the Telecom Bill were underway.

Telecommunications service providers, under the umbrella of COAI, have pushed for OTT communication services to be regulated. COAI has propagated the “same service, same rules” for OTT communication services and telecom operators, to ensure a level playing field.

Meanwhile, digital think tank BIF – which counts tech companies such as Tata Consultancy Services, Cisco, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Facebook-owner Meta among its core members – warned that regulating OTT players could stifle the socio-economic ecosystem and harm innovation.

COAI, in a memo outlining recent submissions on the Telecom Bill, said: “OTTs providing telecommunications services similar to telecom operators such as voice/video calling and messaging within the meaning of the bill on telecommunications … be clearly defined, and the same regulatory and security obligations they must meet as those that TSPs must meet to provide similar services.” Alternatively, he said, telecommunications providers OTT communication services can pay telecom operators directly for the use of their networks to provide services ”in a fair and equitable manner through an equivalent interconnection fee (i.e. a network access charge) for the actual traffic carried by these OTTs on the TSPs’ network, which can be easily measured.” The contribution of OTTs to the costs of A network can be based on assessable criteria such as traffic volume, revenue threshold, and number of users, among others.

COAI cited a report that estimates that 56% of global data traffic on the telco network comes from major OTTs. The association also suggested that OTT’s contribution to the Treasury, if a levy is put in place, could be around Rs 800 crore.

“Since telecom service providers will receive OTT revenues as part of their telecom services rendered, they will automatically pay license fees to the government (as part of TSP adjusted gross revenue) on a progressive basis to the extent of payments by OTTs to TSPs,” COAI said.

Other major recommendations from COAI – whose members include Reliance jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea – include reducing license fees from 3% to 1%, a move the association says will ensure more funds are available to players. networks. The suggestion on lowering levies is also on IBOC’s pre-budget wish list to the government.

COAI further stated that internet shutdowns not only affect the average revenue per user of telecom operators, but also the consumer base.

“Non-commercial infrastructure must also be put in place by telecommunications service providers in this regard, which is costly for them. Reimbursement of the same should be considered by the government,’ COAI suggested. There should be standard operating procedures defined for such actions and accountability for these must rest with those responsible for initiating or overseeing such actions, he noted.

Alongside this, he said, contributions to the Telecommunications Development Fund should come from budget allocation and amounts raised through spectrum auctions as well as ‘contribution from entities that cause traffic i.e. OTT – streaming, gaming and social media companies’.

With respect to user protection, the ” bill may be extended to cover cyber fraud or financial fraud or unsolicited commercial communications and may include a reservation to align the powers of the Department of Telecommunications on this matter with TRAI . Ideally, there should be only one body regulating the issue,” COAI said.

The telecommunications bill seeks to replace three laws: the Indian Telegraph Act of 1885, the Indian Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1933 and the Telegraph Wires (Unlawful Possession) Act of 1950.

The bill proposes that all Internet calling and messaging applications comply with Know Your Customer (KYC) provisions when falling under telecommunications regulations.

The Department of Telecommunications also proposed a provision for fee refunds in the event that a telecommunications or Internet provider surrenders its license.

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Election rumors swirl – Taipei Times https://scotsbeavers.org/election-rumors-swirl-taipei-times/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 16:00:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/election-rumors-swirl-taipei-times/ With one week to go until nine elections in one, CEC and fact-checkers are working overtime to keep misinformation at bay By Noah Buchan / Staff Reporter Does voting with disposable gloves invalidate a ballot? As the pandemic continues to rage and people wear gloves to protect themselves against COVID-19, fake news is spreading that […]]]>

With one week to go until nine elections in one, CEC and fact-checkers are working overtime to keep misinformation at bay

  • By Noah Buchan / Staff Reporter

Does voting with disposable gloves invalidate a ballot?

As the pandemic continues to rage and people wear gloves to protect themselves against COVID-19, fake news is spreading that wearing them could invalidate a voter’s ballot for the nine-in-one election of next week.

This is just some of the disinformation and misinformation circulating on social media and messaging apps over the past week about election integrity, which prevents the Central Election Commission (CEC ) and fact-checkers in Taiwan to work overtime.

Photo courtesy of Taiwan FactCheck Center

The CEC says whether a person wears gloves to vote is their personal preference, and therefore legal.

As has become routine, the internet, social media and communication apps are full of lies that voting machines can be hacked or votes can be tweaked to favor the ruling party.

“The judiciary is controlled by the [ruling] Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and prosecutors won’t investigate fraud [voting machine] software, opposition parties and candidates must therefore be vigilant and prevent its use,” one wrote.

Photo courtesy of Taiwan FactCheck Center

In response, the CEC issued several statements insisting that the machines and software used to count the votes are all secure and that the vote counting system is built on a closed network and not connected to the Internet.

He added that each electoral district has observers from the public, religious groups, major political parties or candidates, as well as CEC officials monitoring the vote.

The CEC will also provide continuously updated information to domestic and foreign media, and simultaneously broadcast live on the official CEC website. In other words, if there are shenanigans, there will be plenty of people to spot them.

Meanwhile, a message circulating on Line calls on those planning to vote for Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) candidates to do so between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to avoid ballot tampering by election officials.

The message further claims that the ballot boxes will be sealed at 4 p.m. sharp, voters will have already shown up before that date and will be queuing to vote.

National Chengchi University professor Tsai Chia-hung (蔡佳泓), who is also a researcher at the university’s Center for Election Studies, Academia Sinica law researcher Su Yen-tu (蘇彥圖), the Taipei City Election Commission and the Central Election Commission all tell the Taiwan FactCheck Center that the allegations are misinformation. As long as voters arrive at the polling station before 4 p.m., they will be able to vote.

The Taipei Election Commission says election officials will stand at the end of the line with a sign that reads, “Voting Line Ends” (投票排隊終點).

In related news, a Facebook user posted a message claiming he did not see the Republic of China (ROC) flag flying at the presidential office or along Ketagalan Boulevard last week, only Nauru’s. , whose president ends a five-day state visit today.

“What kind of flag is this?” wrote the Facebook user, apparently referring to the flag of Nauru. “Change surreptitiously [the ROC flag] without the consent of the legislator, is this not a betrayal?

The poster added: “We should stop them [the DPP] for treason and shoot him on November 26. The flag in front of the presidential palace is a fraud, the flag of a bandit gang?

The Taiwan FactCheck Center sent reporters to the presidential office and Ketagalan Boulevard to determine the veracity of the messages and found that, as is customary, the Nauru flag and the ROC flag were interspersed along the latter and hung. at first.

Former Foreign Minister Chen Chien-jen (程建人) said that when a foreign head of state visits Taiwan, it is customary to fly the country’s flag at the presidential palace and Ketagalan Boulevard. . This serves to show respect for the country and to publicize the visit to a national audience.

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Real Restoration Announces Strategic Partnership with CORE https://scotsbeavers.org/real-restoration-announces-strategic-partnership-with-core/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:02:43 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/real-restoration-announces-strategic-partnership-with-core/ Chicago, Ill., Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Chicago, IL – Real Restoration Group, a leader in property restoration and construction, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with CORE Group Elite, North America’s most exclusive contractor network. CORE Elite Membership offers exceptional property restoration contractors who have met CORE’s rigorous accreditation standards the opportunity […]]]>

Chicago, Ill., Nov. 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Chicago, IL – Real Restoration Group, a leader in property restoration and construction, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with CORE Group Elite, North America’s most exclusive contractor network.

CORE Elite Membership offers exceptional property restoration contractors who have met CORE’s rigorous accreditation standards the opportunity to be part of a premier service offering; to align with an organization that believes in operating to the highest standards of craftsmanship, quality and integrity, all without giving up independence. Members have access to innovative technologies to increase operational efficiency, unique vendor and vendor resources, world-class networking events, exclusive educational opportunities to elevate every key role in their business, and more. Moreover.

“We are thrilled to welcome Real Restoration to our growing network of the industry’s top independent contractors.“said Dan Cassara, CEO of CORE Group. “The combination of bringing together leaders from the most experienced service providers, while using cutting-edge technology and best practices, will truly be a game-changer. Our partnership with Real Restoration will help them sustain years of growth and success, and only reinforces our unwavering commitment to service excellence for our customers.”

“To cultivate, foster and maintain lifelong friendships with peers and colleagues in our ever-changing industry is why we have joined the CORE Network,” said Morris Gershengorin, founder and CEO of Real Restoration Group.

Real Restoration Group provides construction management, general contracting, and design-build services to clients in the government, education, healthcare, residential, commercial, multi-family, retail, industrial, and commercial sectors. hospitality industry and institutions throughout the Midwest.

Drawing on decades of experience and expertise, Real Restoration has developed a streamlined restoration and mitigation process that is suitable for next-level residential, multi-family and commercial restoration, including fire preservation, water, historical monuments, etc.

Their team continues to demonstrate time and time again that the strength of their business lies in their ability to execute emergency construction and restoration projects, regardless of property type, size or scope.

The Real Restoration team has developed and refined internal processes, management and communication techniques intended to improve results with mutually shared goals, focusing on execution and simplifying what might otherwise be a complicated process. and stressful.

From a small family office to the fastest growing companies in Inc 5000 and Crain’s best places to work in Chicago, Real Restoration Group maintains a close-knit family atmosphere while simultaneously embracing growth and opportunity. Recognized throughout the industry for its unparalleled commitment to every client while maintaining the ability to undertake projects of any size, Real Restoration Group’s holistic approach to doing business has been a driver of sustainable growth.

Real Restoration Group is committed to simplifying the construction process, providing an unparalleled customer experience, and exceeding even the highest industry standards.

Learn more about the announcement here.

About the CORE Group

CORE Group Inc., headquartered in Austin, Texas, is a network of disaster restoration contractors providing claims services focused on private clients. CORE contractors must meet all industry standards necessary to perform the work, they are certified, insured and fully vetted. Learn more at gowithcore.com.

About True Restoration

With over 20 years in the industry, Real Restoration has produced a refined yet flexible construction process that allows us to professionally design and manage our clients’ plans on budget, on time and with quality. extraordinary. No matter the type of property or the scope of the project, we are here for all your construction needs. Our team has built, new built and rebuilt thousands of residential and commercial properties, proudly serving a range of private owners, businesses and institutional investors. Learn more

Contact Real Restoration Group

Morris Gershengorin

1322 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60642

(312) 265-4668

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Nuance Communications and NVIDIA Bring Medical Imaging AI Models Directly into Clinical Environments https://scotsbeavers.org/nuance-communications-and-nvidia-bring-medical-imaging-ai-models-directly-into-clinical-environments/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 17:55:00 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/nuance-communications-and-nvidia-bring-medical-imaging-ai-models-directly-into-clinical-environments/ Mass Gen. Brigham Among First to Accelerate Development and Deployment of End-to-End AI Models in Clinical Workflows on Nuance Precision Imaging Network LA VEGAS, November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HLTH—Nuance Communications, Inc. and NVIDIA today announced a partnership that, for the first time, puts AI-based diagnostic tools directly into the hands of radiologists and other […]]]>

Mass Gen. Brigham Among First to Accelerate Development and Deployment of End-to-End AI Models in Clinical Workflows on Nuance Precision Imaging Network

LA VEGAS, November 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — HLTH—Nuance Communications, Inc. and NVIDIA today announced a partnership that, for the first time, puts AI-based diagnostic tools directly into the hands of radiologists and other clinicians at scale, enabling the delivery of improved care. to patients at lower cost.

The partnership brings together the national scale of the Nuance Precision Imaging Network™ – an AI-powered cloud platform that delivers patient insights from diagnostic imaging to clinical and administrative workflows – and MONAI, an open-source, industry-specific medical imaging AI framework co-founded and accelerated by NVIDIA. Together, they enable the safe and efficient validation, deployment and evaluation of medical imaging AI models.

Mass General Brigham is one of the first major medical centers to use MONAI and the Nuance Precision Imaging Network to define a single workflow that connects medical imaging model development, application packaging, deployment and clinical feedback for medical imaging. refinement of the model. It has more than 80,000 employees who provide care to 1.5 million patients each year, with $2.3 billion in annual research expenditure.

Using the combined offer, the medical center deployed an AI breast density model that reduced the waiting period for results from days to just 15 minutes. Women can now speak to a clinician about their test results and discuss next steps before leaving the facility, rather than going through the stress and anxiety of waiting for results.

“With the combination of technologies from NVIDIA and Nuance, our AI researchers can focus on training and developing their models rather than doing all the plumbing underneath,” said Dr. Keith J. Dreyer, Chief Data Science Officer, Mass General Brigham. “This makes it easier to get AI-powered insights for our clinicians, so they can deliver the best care possible, speed time to treatment, and improve patient outcomes.”

The continuous feedback loop from clinic to research reduces model adaptation times from years to weeks. Domain changes in data now take weeks instead of months, and problem detection and repair takes minutes instead of hours. It has also allowed Mass General Brigham to reduce development and maintenance costs for medical imaging AI applications.

“Adoption of AI in radiology at scale has historically been limited by the complexity of clinical workflows and the lack of standards, applications and deployment platforms,” said David Niewolny, Director, Healthcare Business Development, NVIDIA. “This partnership breaks down those barriers, enabling extraordinary AI capabilities to be delivered directly to the point of service, faster than ever before.”

“The strategic partnership between Nuance and NVIDIA simplifies the process of deploying trained diagnostic imaging AI models into existing large-scale clinical applications for everyone. at the bedside,” says Pierre Durlach, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Nuance Communications. “AI imaging developers will now be able to deploy their solutions much faster, helping to transform imaging workflows to improve patient outcomes and healthcare system financial performance.

Powered by Microsoft Azure, the Nuance Precision Imaging Network provides access to a comprehensive ecosystem of AI-powered tools and insights in clinical workflows to more than 12,000 healthcare facilities and 80% of US radiologists using Nuance’s PowerScribe radiology reporting and PowerShare image sharing solutions. .

MONAI was created by the medical imaging community to turn research breakthroughs and applications of AI into clinical impact. It includes MONAI Deploy, the accelerated processing pipeline that delivers MONAI Application Packages (MAPs), which easily integrate into healthcare systems, using interoperability standards such as DICOM, in data centers and cloud environments.

To learn more, read Nuance’s whitepaper here.

About NVIDIA
Since its creation in 1993, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) pioneered accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics, sparked the era of modern AI, and fueled the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a comprehensive computing company with industry-shaping data center-scale offerings. More information at https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/.

About Nuance Communications
Communications Shades is a technology pioneer with market leadership in conversational AI and ambient intelligence. A full-service partner trusted by 77% of US hospitals and more than 75% of Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Nuance creates intuitive solutions that amplify people’s ability to help others. Nuance is a Microsoft company.

Media contacts:
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Communications Shades
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NVIDIA Corporation
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Certain statements contained in this press release, including, but not limited to, statements regarding: the partnership between NVIDIA and Nuance, and the benefits and impact thereof; and medical centers using the combination of MONAI and technology from Nuance and NVIDIA are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially from expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: global economic conditions; NVIDIA’s reliance on third parties to manufacture, assemble, package and test NVIDIA products; the impact of technological development and competition; development of new products and technologies or enhancements to existing NVIDIA products and technologies; market acceptance of NVIDIA’s products or the products of NVIDIA’s partners; design, manufacturing or software defects; changes in consumer preferences or demands; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of NVIDIA products or technologies when integrated into systems; as well as other factors detailed from time to time in NVIDIA’s most recent reports that NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, including, but not limited to, its Annual Report on Form 10-K and its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on NVIDIA’s website and are available free of charge from NVIDIA. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect new events or circumstances. future.

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Red Hawk Sports Network continues to soar with biggest homecoming production yet https://scotsbeavers.org/red-hawk-sports-network-continues-to-soar-with-biggest-homecoming-production-yet/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 18:08:42 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/red-hawk-sports-network-continues-to-soar-with-biggest-homecoming-production-yet/ The Red Hawk Sports Network (RHSN) continues to move forward. For the second year in a row, RHSN hosted a live broadcast during the return football game at Sprague Field, and this year the team made it even better. This time around, the team partnered with Broadcast Media Operations (BMO) and in doing so gave […]]]>

The Red Hawk Sports Network (RHSN) continues to move forward.

For the second year in a row, RHSN hosted a live broadcast during the return football game at Sprague Field, and this year the team made it even better.

This time around, the team partnered with Broadcast Media Operations (BMO) and in doing so gave RHSN more confidence and all the help it needed. Junior RHSN intern and live show co-host Matt Bruchez thought BMO had helped make things more comfortable for them.

“Twinning with BMO virtually eliminated any possible scenario where we felt there would be a problem,” Bruchez said. “Having that much manpower and having access to that control room made all of us feel really comfortable with how things were going to play out.”

For the live production, a lot of new equipment was used, like game monitors and a cough button added to the booth, wireless cameras used for side reports and on-field action, a jib used for more creative shots and using the place control to change live shots and play pre-recorded packages.

Wireless cameras were used for the first time to track journalists on the sidelines and their stories.
Photo courtesy of Wyatt Lardieri

Getting to host a show is something Bruchez has wanted to do for as long as he can remember and he will never forget his first chance.

“It was so surreal,” Bruchez said. “We had live shows, but as this was the first live show, the adrenaline and adrenaline rush you get on live TV is unlike any other. Last year I got to do some live reporting and so that was a little taster because it was a lot shorter than obviously this show so I really enjoyed it and that’s a show that I will never forget.

Matt Bruchez and Gianna Daginis hosted the live production and it was their first time doing something like this.  Photo courtesy of Stefania Bastinck

Matt Bruchez and Gianna Daginis hosted the live production and it was their first time doing something like this.
Photo courtesy of Stefania Bastinck

RHSN second-year intern Gianna Daginis also got her start as a live show host. The duo were responsible for the pre-match show, which started an hour before kick-off, half-time and post-match.

The idea of ​​hosting such a massive show scared Daginis at first, but the preparation is what helped her pull through.

“It was very scary at first,” Daginis said. “The idea of ​​hosting scared me a lot because I knew how important this show was and I thought, ‘What am I doing here?’ But, working so closely with [Bruchez] to write our screenplay and the three of us, Jason [Naccarella], [Bruchez] and me sitting at the table writing, the rehearsals we did. We nail timestamps almost exactly when [Bruchez] and I was racing like two days before, the day before. And then being on that stage, it wasn’t scary anymore.

The show also featured two secondary reporters, junior broadcast intern Brandon Marrazzo and senior broadcast intern Cathryn Pace. They were tasked with finding stories on the fly and conducting live interviews on camera with whomever they could.

Sideline reporter Cathryn Pace had the chance to ask President Jonathan Koppell a few questions about the day.  Photo courtesy of Thomas Gaffney

Sideline reporter Cathryn Pace had the chance to ask President Jonathan Koppell a few questions about the day.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Gaffney

RHSN aims to make their environment professional and Inside the Nest’s senior production intern and producer Nacarella thinks it gave them real experience.

“It was produced and put together so professionally,” Naccarella said. “It gave us all such a great insight into what the professional environment of something of this caliber is really like. And I was so grateful to have that experience.

Jason Naccarella ran the show in the control room with help from professors Vernard Gantt and Stuart MacLelland.  Photo courtesy of Thomas Gaffney

Jason Naccarella ran the show in the control room with help from professors Vernard Gantt and Stuart MacLelland.
Photo courtesy of Thomas Gaffney

Naccarella was the main director of the live show and he was in charge of monitoring everything that was going on and making sure everyone was doing their job efficiently.

Communication between everyone and every group involved was key according to Professor Stacy Gitlin.

“The great thing about what we did was everyone was talking to each other,” Gitlin said. “Everyone was working together towards the same goal and everyone understood that we were all in this together. And that’s overall the best thing about it.

Commentators Campbell Donovan (left), Anthony Cafone (middle) and Charlie Baduini (right) prepare for the football game.  Photo courtesy of Wyatt Lardieri

Commentators Campbell Donovan (left), Anthony Cafone (middle) and Charlie Baduini (right) prepare for the football game.
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GA-ASI, SES and Hughes Partner to Demonstrate NextGen SATCOM on MQ-9B SkyGuardian https://scotsbeavers.org/ga-asi-ses-and-hughes-partner-to-demonstrate-nextgen-satcom-on-mq-9b-skyguardian/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 17:13:50 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/ga-asi-ses-and-hughes-partner-to-demonstrate-nextgen-satcom-on-mq-9b-skyguardian/ Higher data rates increase the security and robustness of RPA SAN DIEGO – November 10, 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), SES and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES) worked together to successfully demonstrate multi-orbit satellite communications (SATCOM) using an MQ- remotely piloted aircraft 9B SkyGuardian® supplied by GA-ASI (RPA). The demonstration took place on […]]]>

Higher data rates increase the security and robustness of RPA

SAN DIEGO – November 10, 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), SES and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES) worked together to successfully demonstrate multi-orbit satellite communications (SATCOM) using an MQ- remotely piloted aircraft 9B SkyGuardian® supplied by GA-ASI (RPA). The demonstration took place on October 20, 2022, at GA-ASI’s Desert Horizon Flight Operations Facility in El Mirage, California. Higher data rate SATCOM transmission included SES’s multi-orbit

“This demonstration proves the importance of the next generation of SATCOM to our aircraft operators,” said Fred Darlington, GA-ASI senior vice president for MQ-9 Systems. “As we expand into new, more complex payloads for our RPA, we will need higher data rates that provide the bandwidth, security, and robustness to run our sensors.”

The demonstration used SES’s O3b MEO system which offers carrier-grade fiber-like performance, scalability and resiliency that paves the way for large-scale use of open architectures and the realization of network sovereignty. -9, can maintain high and critical workload connectivity and resiliency, even in contested environments. During the demonstration, the Connectivity Service roamed seamlessly between the O3b MEO and AMC-15 GEO satellites. Later this year, SES will launch its second-generation MEO system, O3b mPOWER, to further support governments with unprecedented performance, waveform-independent service and enabling network sovereignty.

“We are very proud of our partnership developed over the years between SES, GA-ASI and their government clients. Innovation is key to supporting transformational changes in SRI services, and this demonstration is just one more example of how the industry can work together to bring something special to market,” said Will Tong, Vice President of Strategic Government Initiatives and Head of Aero Market SRI at SES. “Working with GA-ASI, we were able to prove new levels of secure, flexible and high-performance multi-orbit services for ISR, with 10x performance on a significantly smaller form factor, with increased resiliency and security for end users. ”

Integrated into the MQ-9B, the milspec Hughes HM System (HM400) modem powered the MEO and GEO SATCOM with low probability of intercept/low probability of detection (LPI/LPD) modes for the resiliency needed in congested environments and disputed. Combined with the Hughes Resource Management System, the HM400 automatically optimized and switched satellite signals smoothly and within seconds, demonstrating a near real-time capability that enhances the Army’s primary alternate emergency planning (PACE).

“Having worked with General Atomics for many years, we are pleased to support the MQ-9B program with the built-in commercial Hughes HM400 modem as the standard for real-time communications for mission opportunities beyond line-of-sight,” said said Rick Lober, Vice President. President and CEO, Hughes Defense. “Combined with the Hughes Resource Management System, the frequency-independent, open-architecture HM system helps GA-ASI meet its military customers’ requirements for uninterrupted, high data-rate multi-orbit SATCOM, ensuring secure access to information for the right people at the right time.”

About GA-ASI

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a subsidiary of General Atomics, is a leading designer and manufacturer of reliable and proven remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) systems, radars and mission systems electro-optical and related, including the Predator® RPA Series and Lynx® Multi-Mode Radar. With over seven million flight hours, GA-ASI provides long-endurance, mission-capable aircraft with integrated sensor and data link systems necessary to provide persistent flight that enables situational awareness and a quick strike. The company also produces a variety of ground control stations and sensor control/image analysis software, provides pilot training and support services, and develops metamaterial antennas. For more information, visit www.ga-asi.com.

Avenger, Lynx, Predator SeaGuardian and SkyGuardian are registered trademarks of General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.

About SES

SES has a bold vision to deliver incredible experiences anywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As a global leader in content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit satellite constellation offering a unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the world-proven low-latency O3b Medium Earth Orbit system. trade. By leveraging a large, intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner for leading enterprises. telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’ video network carries approximately 8,000 channels and has an unrivaled reach of 366 million homes, providing managed media services for linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on the Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG). Further information is available at: www.ses.com

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services offering software-defined intelligent networks; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities around the world. Hughes’ flagship Internet service, HughesNet®, connects millions of subscribers across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ system powers Internet access for tens of millions more around the world. Hughes supplies more than half of the global satellite terminal market to major satellite operators, inflight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network service provider, Hughes supports nearly 500,000 enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. Based in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes is owned by EchoStar. To learn more, visit www.hughes.com or follow HughesConnects on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Echo Star

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a leading global provider of satellite communications solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, and operating globally, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit www.echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

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I haven’t received any communication from the government about the conversion into shares, says Vi https://scotsbeavers.org/i-havent-received-any-communication-from-the-government-about-the-conversion-into-shares-says-vi/ Sat, 05 Nov 2022 07:22:49 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/i-havent-received-any-communication-from-the-government-about-the-conversion-into-shares-says-vi/ Vodafone Idea (Vi) said on Friday that it had not yet received any communication from the Center on the conversion of its Rs 16,130 crore of accrued interest on AGR-related deferred contributions into equity. The conversion will effectively mean that the central government will own 33% of Vi’s capital and will become the majority shareholder […]]]>

Vodafone Idea (Vi) said on Friday that it had not yet received any communication from the Center on the conversion of its Rs 16,130 crore of accrued interest on AGR-related deferred contributions into equity.

The conversion will effectively mean that the central government will own 33% of Vi’s capital and will become the majority shareholder of the loss-making telecommunications company.

During the FY23 second quarter earnings call with analysts, Vodafone Idea CEO Akshaya Moondra said that even he did not know why there was no communication on the conversion of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) since April.

The conversion would potentially help the loss-making telecom company attract investors and secure funds worth Rs 20,000 crore to expand the 4G network and start 5G rollout. Vi must also pay vendor dues including Rs 7,000 crore to Indus Towers.

“I also don’t know exactly why it’s not happening. The government takes time,” Moondra said.

Vodafone had opted to convert in January and held talks with the DoT for the same. Following this, the department had sent a letter about the conversion in March 2022. Vi had agreed to the conversion, the Vi CEO added.

The reason for the delay is attributed to the fact that Vi originally opted to convert accrued interest into shares on January 11, when its shares closed at Rs 11.80 on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). Since then, the share price has fallen below Rs 10 for most of FY23.

On Friday, shares of Vi closed nearly 1% lower at Rs 8.54 on BSE.


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“I’m close to retirement and I feel uncomfortable” because my current financial adviser has “made transactions that have cost me dearly”. Is it inevitable in this economy – or do I have to jump ship? https://scotsbeavers.org/im-close-to-retirement-and-i-feel-uncomfortable-because-my-current-financial-adviser-has-made-transactions-that-have-cost-me-dearly-is-it-inevitable-in-this-economy-or-do-i-have-to-jump-ship/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 10:17:02 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/im-close-to-retirement-and-i-feel-uncomfortable-because-my-current-financial-adviser-has-made-transactions-that-have-cost-me-dearly-is-it-inevitable-in-this-economy-or-do-i-have-to-jump-ship/ How to find the right advisor for you Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: I have a problem with a financial advisor. I transferred all my money to a large investment management company about 10 years ago. I worked with a great guy there for almost 8 years, but he retired over 2 years ago and I was […]]]>

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Question: I have a problem with a financial advisor. I transferred all my money to a large investment management company about 10 years ago. I worked with a great guy there for almost 8 years, but he retired over 2 years ago and I was assigned a new guy, who came out. I am close to retirement and I feel uncomfortable. He made transactions last year that cost me dearly tax-wise. This never happened in previous years with my former adviser. I may be meeting with another large investment management firm next week to see if I should jump ship. suggestions? (Also looking for a new financial advisor? This tool can help you find an advisor who might meet your needs.)

Answer: Before determining whether you should jump ship, here’s a little insight for you. In large investment management companies, the financial advisor is often not the one doing the transactions; if they are, it is not always guaranteed that they are fiduciary and working in your best interests. Often, salespeople called brokers pass information on to investors (people like you) and then either execute the trades themselves if they are brokers or pass them on to the company’s trading staff.

Are you looking for a new financial advisor or have a problem with your current advisor? Email picks@marketwatch.com.

That said, the advisor or broker should be able to explain the trades and tell you what happened. “Communicating your discomfort to the financial advisor could clear the air and change your opinion of the advisor,” says certified financial planner Danielle Miura of Spark Financials. Some of the questions you may want to consider asking are how they communicate with clients about portfolio changes or what happens if the advisor retires or leaves the company. (Also looking for a new financial advisor? This tool can help you find an advisor who might meet your needs.)

This advisor may simply not be right for you. “Finding an advisor you’re comfortable with is important to your financial success,” says Miura. And know this: there are many different advisors, including those who specialize in working with pre-retirees who are familiar with your concerns. “You don’t have to settle for an advisor assigned to you by your investment management company. It may take some effort to find the right person, but it’s up to you who you want to serve with,” says Certified Financial Planner Bill Kan of Candent Capital.

Certified Financial Planner Eric Henderson at East Horizon Investments says his advice would be to shop around like you’re looking for a new close friend or maybe even a spouse. “Ultimately, when discussing your money, the conversations can become just as personal as discussing sex, politics, health or religion. In a relatively short time, you should be able to weed out the people you don’t want,” says Henderson.

Remember to slow down when focusing on the latter. “While you shouldn’t waste anyone’s time, including your own, finding the right partner for this relationship is critical,” Henderson says. MarketWatch Picks has highlighted important questions to ask a potential advisor in this guide. (Also looking for a new financial advisor? This tool can help you find an advisor who might meet your needs.)

You may want to consider going the investment management firm route and instead hiring a fee-only certified financial planner. Paid planners do not receive compensation from financial companies for recommending their products, and instead are paid by you and work in your best interest. And experts say you should interview no less than three potential companies or planners – and look for someone who can explain the tax implications of what you’re doing, because that was an issue before with your adviser. (Looking for a new financial advisor? This tool can help you find an advisor who might meet your needs.)

You can find good advisors that are right for you on networks such as the National Association of Personal Financial Advisors (NAPFA), the XY Planning Network, or the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Network. “The CFA Institute and the CFP network are two certification bodies considered as benchmarks in investment management and financial planning, respectively. Their members hold themselves to a fiduciary standard,” says Kan.

Before jumping ship, interview the new company and reference your past experiences with financial advisors. “Unfortunately, many advisors verbally dabble in detail and aren’t always the best at communicating complex concepts to clients who don’t have that level of expertise. It’s kind of like the equivalent of a doctor’s bad bedside manner. So don’t be afraid to ask questions,” says Certified Financial Planner Joe Favorito of Landmark Wealth Management.

(Also looking for a new financial advisor? This tool can help you find an advisor who might meet your needs.)

* Questions edited for brevity and clarity.

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CSE, Rogers Communications and Sportsnet announce the extension of their partnership https://scotsbeavers.org/cse-rogers-communications-and-sportsnet-announce-the-extension-of-their-partnership/ Mon, 31 Oct 2022 21:27:34 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/cse-rogers-communications-and-sportsnet-announce-the-extension-of-their-partnership/ October 31, Vancouver, BC – Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CSE), Rogers Communications and Sportsnet today announced a new agreement that will see long-time partners continue to collaborate through media and sponsorship to serve the Vancouver community throughout the 2032 season. -33. Through this renewed partnership, Rogers Communications will retain the naming rights to Rogers Arena, […]]]>

October 31, Vancouver, BC – Canucks Sports & Entertainment (CSE), Rogers Communications and Sportsnet today announced a new agreement that will see long-time partners continue to collaborate through media and sponsorship to serve the Vancouver community throughout the 2032 season. -33.

Through this renewed partnership, Rogers Communications will retain the naming rights to Rogers Arena, home of the Vancouver Canucks. The historic deal also extends the 24-year broadcast partnership agreement between the Canucks and Sportsnet, a division of Rogers Sports & Media. Canada’s #1 sports media brand remains the exclusive regional television and radio partner of the Canucks until 2033.

In addition to arena naming rights, Rogers will work with Canucks Sports & Entertainment to support youth hockey in the community through various initiatives with the Canucks for Kids Fund, as well as to provide more experiences for customers of Rogers so they connect with the team they love.

“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Canucks Sports & Entertainment for another decade to bring hockey fans all the action on ice and support the Canucks’ incredible work in the community,” said Tony Staffieri, CEO. of Rogers Communications. “We share the Canucks’ commitment to helping young people in sports, and we are honored to invest in and work alongside this legendary franchise.”

“We are extremely proud and thrilled that Rogers Arena will remain the home of the Vancouver Canucks and that Sportsnet will continue to be the broadcast home of the Canucks,” said Francesco Aquilini, President and Governor. “We are committed to keeping our fans connected to the team with quality content and in-depth coverage. Sharing our story both in the province and on the national stage is extremely important for the organization. This new agreement is a fundamental part of our quest to continue to be the number one sports brand in British Columbia.”

“This is an important milestone in the long-standing partnership between the Canucks and Rogers,” said Michael Doyle, president, Canucks Sports & Entertainment, Business Operations. “Canucks Sports & Entertainment is proud to operate one of the best locations in North America in a world-class city with some of the most passionate fans in the industry. This expansion will support our quest for a winning culture and provide a world-class experience for our fans and giving back to our community in so many meaningful ways. Community is a fundamental pillar of CSE, and it’s important for us to align ourselves with companies that share these core values. Rogers has connections close ties with the community and has been a big supporter of the Canucks for Kids Fund over the years.This partnership allows us to expand our reach and continue to build strong community ties together.

In addition to the renewed regional broadcast rights agreement with the Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet is the exclusive national broadcast rights partner for the NHL and hosts all 82 Canucks games on television, Sportsnet 650 and via streaming. live on SN NOW.

“Since launching our network in 1998, Sportsnet has been a proud broadcast partner of the Vancouver Canucks,” said Bart Yabsley, President of Sportsnet. “For over 24 years, Sportsnet has had the privilege of bringing Canucks fans across BC and beyond closer to their team by producing the best game broadcasts and most in-depth team content across all of our platforms. We look forward to continuing this legacy with our partners at Canucks Sports & Entertainment for the next decade.”

About Canucks Sports & Entertainment

Canucks Sports & Entertainment is Western Canada’s leading sports and entertainment company, delivering world-class entertainment at multiple venues across British Columbia. Whether it’s watching your first NHL game or singing along with a favorite artist, Canucks Sports & Entertainment strives to create unforgettable moments that inspire, excite and unite us all. Whatever the score, the event or the evening, our goal is to provide you and your guests with a world-class experience from the moment you arrive until the event is over.

About Rogers Communications Inc.

Rogers is a leading Canadian technology and media company providing communications and entertainment services to consumers and businesses. Rogers shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For more information, please visit: www.rogers.com Where http://investors.rogers.com.

About Sportsnet

Sportsnet is the #1 sports network in Canada. Sportsnet’s multimedia offerings include Sportsnet (composed of four regional channels: East, Ontario, West and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World, SN NOW, Sportsnet Radio Network, Sportsnet.ca, Sportsnet App and podcasts. Sportsnet is the official national multi-platform rights holder of the Canadian NHL and is the regional broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs. Sportsnet also has extensive coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors, as well as the NBA, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, National Bank Open presented by Rogers, FIBA, WWE , IndyCar, Super League Rugby, Premiership Rugby, Bundesliga, FA Women’s Super League and FA Cup. Sportsnet is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Sportsnet.ca.

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The Walt Disney Company Announces Multi-Year $1 Million Grant for Disney Storytellers Fund at Florida A&M University https://scotsbeavers.org/the-walt-disney-company-announces-multi-year-1-million-grant-for-disney-storytellers-fund-at-florida-am-university/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 20:21:59 +0000 https://scotsbeavers.org/the-walt-disney-company-announces-multi-year-1-million-grant-for-disney-storytellers-fund-at-florida-am-university/ Today, The Walt Disney Company announced a $1 million grant to Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) over the next five years with the establishment of the Disney Storytellers Fund. at FAMU. The grant is part of the Disney Future Storytellers program, an initiative to increase access to careers in storytelling […]]]>

Today, The Walt Disney Company announced a $1 million grant to Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism and Graphic Communication (SJGC) over the next five years with the establishment of the Disney Storytellers Fund. at FAMU.

The grant is part of the Disney Future Storytellers program, an initiative to increase access to careers in storytelling and innovation for people from historically underrepresented or marginalized communities. The donation to the SJGC will provide selected students with scholarships and housing, a stipend, specialized programs, mentorship, leadership development, and more.

“Across Disney’s iconic brands, we are committed to increasing representation, inclusive storytelling and opportunity,” said Jennifer Cohen, executive vice president, Corporate Social Responsibility, The Walt Disney Company. “The Disney Storytellers Fund at Florida A&M University’s School of Journalism and Communication will help empower the next generation of black journalists, news and media executives, while building on the rich legacy of creativity and innovation that the university has cultivated for decades.”

The announcement was made by ABC News President and FAMU alumnus Kim Godwin on behalf of Disney during the college reunion call. Established in 1982, FAMU’s much-loved SJGC celebrates its 40th anniversary throughout the year.

“Florida A&M University has changed my life. I first set foot on campus as a shy 16-year-old girl, but graduated as a confident journalist ready to tackle the big guys. reporting,” said Godwin, who became the first black female executive to lead a news division on a broadcast network when she joined ABC News in 2021. “FAMU gave me the tools I needed to get to where I am today, and I’m really grateful.”

She continued, “This gift brings me so much joy because I truly understand how it will change lives and pave the way for success for generations to come in some families. My joy is exponentially greater knowing that Disney is investing in the next generation of journalists – simple, innovative storytellers representing diverse communities across the country. I was one of those kids who worked three jobs and still needed federal grants, scholarships, and church donations to make it through from semester to semester. These Disney scholarships will alleviate financial worries and enable deserving students to put their best efforts into their education.

The $1 million investment is part of Disney’s mission to provide more equitable access to marginalized voices who have historically been underrepresented in the journalism, media and television industries. It is the second such fund the company has established at a historically black university, and follows the establishment of a multi-year Disney Storytellers fund at Howard University earlier this year. Additionally, in 2020, the company launched Disney on the Yard, a multifaceted employee-led initiative dedicated to building a community of historically Black college and university alumni working within The Walt Disney Company. and providing meaningful opportunities for students. Most recently, the HBCU Week Foundation held its annual event for the first time at the Walt Disney World Resort, attracting record numbers of high school students and HBCU representatives, as part of its relationship with Disney on the Yard.

FAMU President Dr. Larry Robinson said that establishing such partnerships ensures that “our tradition of ‘Excellence with Caring’ extends well into the future. I am extremely grateful for this generous gift from The Walt Disney Company and to have him as a key partner with us in changing lives, creating new opportunities and developing the leaders of tomorrow.

Through social investments and programs such as Disney Future Storytellers, the company expands access to careers in media, entertainment, technology and hospitality and helps ensure that the stories told in the industry accurately reflect the rich diversity of the world in which we live. and STEM education for school-aged children to scholarships, mentorship, and creative and technical skills development for teens and young adults, Disney is helping today’s youth dream of their future. , to develop their talents and skills and to become what they imagine they can be .

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