Autodesk University 2019 Preview: Dell Delivers F1 Performance to Manufacturing & Engineering Industry Leaders

first_imgThe Manufacturing & AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) sector has always been about creating safer, stronger, more efficient and more cost-effective products. How do leaders in this industry continue to raise their already high bars? They constantly transform their engineering workflows with the most powerful technology tools so they can develop better designs faster.Starting today, our most powerful 15” mobile workstation, the Dell Precision 7540, is available with up to an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card option. The combination of the power and thermal design of the Precision 7540 with the world’s first ray-tracing GPU means that technical professionals can tackle intensive design and visualization workloads with ease.At Autodesk University (#AU2019) this week, Dell Technologies, NVIDIA and HTC specialists will be on hand to offer advice and share demonstrations of the latest solutions for the sector.Dell Technologies’ customers include some of the world’s leading Manufacturing and Engineering companies, and at #AU2019, we’ll be spotlighting our work with the McLaren Group.Nose of Lando Norris, McLaren MCL34The Dell partnership is helping McLaren bring innovation to the forefront as fast as their race cars. Every decision made at the IT level has a direct impact on drivers on the track. The faster McLaren can design and bring components from the lab, the more success they have on the track.Dell Technologies helps McLaren design, prototype, and develop race car systems more rapidly and efficiently, and deploy complex simulation tools so their drivers and teams know exactly what to expect on race day. McLaren is in a race not just on the track, but also off the circuit as car designs are constantly changing.The McLaren Formula 1 team and the new McLaren Arrow SP Indycar team rely on Dell Precision workstations during the car development process, using them to help bring their designs to life. The workstations have also helped to adapt McLaren’s design workflow by powering VR and 3D CAD visions where full clay models would have been built historically. By digitizing a significant portion of the prototyping process, McLaren engineers can make tweaks almost instantly, helping them to perfect their cars more quickly, saving valuable resources and money.The roll-out of Dell Precision mobile workstations across the organization also means that team members have been able to access vital projects on the go, without sacrificing the processing power needed to fuel-intensive workloads.If you’re attending #AU2019 and are an auto enthusiast (or not!), you won’t want to miss the chance to visit Dell Technologies (Booth #AE300) in the Sands Convention Center. Come check out the stunning McLaren 720S – get a fully-loaded VR experience in the driver’s seat and geek out on the latest technology that drives the supercar’s award-winning design.We’ll also have an exclusive demo of Autodesk VRED 3D visualization and virtual prototyping software which taps into NVIDIA RTX technology for GPU raytracing and AI-powered acceleration to perform accurate real-time rendering. This demo will be powered by a Dell Precision 7820 tower workstation loaded with two NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000 cards and an HTC Vive Pro Eye headset.Dell and McLaren will also be hosting and participating in various workshops throughout the event. It’s going to be an exciting and busy week for the industry – we look forward to seeing you at the show!last_img read more

How to fight stress

first_img 2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Dan BergerIf you ask any American if they’ve felt stress recently, I bet that nine times out of 10 you’ll get a response in the affirmative. It seems inevitable no matter what we do. But there are strategies to help combat stress – and, in particular, strategies that help leaders lessen the stress felt by their employees.The Harvard Business Review cites a few examples of how to keep balance in the workplace. Among other things, they suggest:focusing on what matters – making sure your team is fulfilling the purpose it was meant to fulfill, without extraneous distractions; continue reading »last_img

Pardew wary of outside influences

first_img “We’re damned by TV at times. It is what it is,” said Pardew, who was speaking before the FA’s ruling on Jedinak. “That’s the point I’m trying to make, like our televised game against West Ham. “The punditry seems to be having a greater and greater effect on the decision process at the FA. “That’s a little bit worrying. I hope you’re governed by the FA, not by what people are saying on the TV.” It is not the first time this season television pundits have come under scrutiny after Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho accused Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp of being overly-critical of Diego Costa in January. Referees have been heavily criticised in recent weeks but Pardew insists that overall, officials do an excellent job in this country. “You have to put it into context – the standard of refereeing in England is great,” Pardew said. “That’s overlooked at times. Like all things it’s little waves of periods where something happens and things get highlighted. Press Association Palace captain Mile Jedinak is set to face a four-match ban after he was charged by the FA with violent conduct for elbowing West Ham’s Diafra Sakho on Saturday. The Eagles’ 3-1 victory at Upton Park was televised on BT Sport and Pardew believes the extra media spotlight can be a decisive factor in whether retrospective action is taken. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has told the Football Association not to be swayed by television pundits when it comes to making disciplinary decisions. “It’s a very difficult situation they’re in. When they get incidents wrong and get relegated, I’m not so sure that’s a great idea. “We all make poor decisions and get things wrong. I don’t see missing a week is a good thing.” Pardew added: “What I’ve been saying for the last four years, and what I say every year at the referees’ meeting, is that we should have professional assistants. “I think that will happen. I hope so. The level of game we’re talking about and the incidents we’re having, the fact we haven’t got professional assistants makes it ridiculous to me.” Palace face a trip to Southampton on Tuesday, hoping to extend an eight-point gap above the relegation zone. Saints meanwhile will be desperate to resurrect their challenge for the top four, having won just once in their last five league matches. “It’s sometimes not about personnel, it can be about form and momentum, it can drift away from you,” Pardew said. “They’ll want to get it back and a win will do that – any win, and that’s what they’ll want against us. “It’s hard to sustain a 38-game programme in the Premier League without having periods where it becomes difficult. “Southampton are finding that but they’ll navigate their way through it.” last_img read more

New NHS figures shed more light on problem gambling levels

first_img Related Articles StumbleUpon Submit Kim Mouridsen: Combatting problem gambling with automated player profiling July 3, 2020 Christopher Metcalf, Leon House: Social barriers must be broken on gambling treatment June 25, 2020 RecoverMe: Using mHealth to support problem gambling treatment August 5, 2020 Share Share Figures from the latest Health Survey for England show that around 13% of the country’s population engaged in online betting with a bookmaker in 2018, with the percentage of people who had gambled overall dropping to 51%.The Health Survey also measured problem gambling rates using two different measures – DSM-IV and PGSI – both of which recorded levels below the generally accepted rate of 0.7%. Under DSM-IV, the problem gambling rate for 2018 was recorded as 0.5% of the population, with men more likely to have problems than women (0.7% compared to 0.3%). Using the PGSI standard, the problem gambling rate is 0.4%, with men once again higher at 0.6% compared to women at 0.1%.The PGSI also suggested 0.8% of the population could be classified as ‘moderate risk’ gamblers. In 2016, the figure for the whole of Great Britain (not just England) was much higher at 1.1%.The NHS has been incorporating questions around gambling into its Health Surveys ever since the funding was pulled for the National Gambling Prevalence Studies, the last of which was in 2010. Since then, the Gambling Commission has been reliant on the Health Survey to monitor the effect of gambling in society.Given the 2010 survey had much higher DSM-IV problem gambling prevalence rates at 1.5% for men, 0.3% for women and 0.9% overall (with PGSI reported rates of 1.3% for men, 0.2% for women and 0.7% overall), this could be construed as good news. However the chief executive of NHS England Simon Stevens still used the data to call for more money from the gambling industry. He told the media: “These new stats are a stark reminder of how common gambling is in our society and how easy it is to become addicted, particularly with the aggressive push into online gambling,” said Stevens on Tuesday.“The NHS never stands still as health needs change, which is why we’re rolling out new specialist services to tackle mental ill health linked to gambling addiction, as part of our long-term plan.“But it is high time that all these firms who spend many millions on marketing and advertising step up to the plate and take their responsibilities seriously.”Other figures from the report show a range of gambling participation depending on product:Online betting with a bookmaker – 13% of populationBetting exchange – 2%Horse races (not online) – 10%Dog races (not online) – 3%Sports events (not online) – 7%Other events (not online) – 3%Spread betting – 1%Private betting – 6%Football pools – 5%Bingo (not online) – 3%Slot machines – 8%Machines in a bookmakers – 4%Casino table games (not online) – 4%Poker played in pubs or clubs – 1%Online gambling on slots, casino or bingo games – 4%Further reading: What the numbers say about problem gamblinglast_img read more

Bloemfontein: flower of the Free State

first_imgBloemfontein is the capital of the Free State. A pretty, medium-sized city, it lives up to its name which means “spring of flowers”. There are thousands of rose bushes lining the streets, which create a wonderful spectacle most of the year, but especially in spring.In the middle of the city is a small nature reserve called Naval Hill, where you can go for walks and see small game. Also nearby is the orchid house – another tribute to that lovely name.Bloemfontein was the capital of the independent Boer republic of the Orange Free State until the Union of South Africa was declared in 1910, when it was made the judicial capital of South Africa. It is still the site of the Supreme Court of Appeal.There are a number of museums dedicated to subjects ranging from natural history to warfare. Probably the most poignant memorial is the Women’s Monument, erected to commemorate the tens of thousands of women and children who died in British concentration camps during the South African war (Anglo-Boer War).Bloemfontein is very conveniently situated as a stopover point if you’re driving between Cape Town and Johannesburg, and it is the closest major city to the Kingdom of Lesotho.Source: South African Tourismlast_img read more

Still too soon to pull the plug on corn planting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest More rains pushed through Ohio over the Memorial Day weekend, keeping farmers out of unplanted fields or fields in need of a replant in the latter part of May. Terry Jones, Regional Agronomist with Brodbeck Seed says as farmers concerns are concentrated on what is not planted yet, they also need to keep on top of what is planted, up and growing. He also says it is not too late to plant corn in 2017. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins has more.last_img

Love is in the air. And locked to a gate. — Love Lock Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgSee More Photos SharePrint RelatedShow your cache some loveFebruary 12, 2019In “News”3 Tips for New Geocachers – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter”We’ve Got Urban Geocaching on Lock — QuadLockLog (GC330KJ) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 7, 2013In “Community” This is no less-than-three, this is the real thing. Photo by BerticusdanTwo geocachers add their love to the gate. Photo by de donckertjesTwo geocachers showing some love. Photo by Sa LuThe geocache! Photo by Berticusdan Antwerp’s love gate. Photo by Dario1987Geocache Name:Love Lock ♥ Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2/1.5 (but that might change as more locks are added to the gate)Why this is the Geocache of the Week:It’s mid-February and love is in the air. It also happens to be locked to a gate in Antwerpen, Belgium. While this isn’t the first love lock geocache (you can see more of them here), this one is unique in that this gate was created for this specific purpose. Plus, it has a giant heart built into it and who doesn’t like that? Geocachers show their geocaching love in many ways. For some, it’s as simple as finding and hiding geocaches. Others take it a bit further with trackable stickers and other geocaching swag. And then there are some that go totally above and beyond with trackable geocaching tattoos. Some geocachers even show love to each other through geocaching. There have been a lucky few who have used geocaches to propose to their significant other. With Valentine’s Day coming up in many countries, it’s time to think about how you would show your love with a geocache.# of Finds:412# of Favorite Points:184What the geocache creator, Dan Pan, to say:About this geocache: “This exclusive location situated at ’t Eilandje affords a unique atmosphere with a breathtaking 360° view of the city at the MAS (Museum Aan de Stroom), the river Schelde and the port. This place is the city’s new icon, ‘a bridge’ between port, river and city. This combination is what makes this place unique: it is ‘Antwerpian’ and it is global. Couples can eternalize their love by hanging a ‘Lovelock’ at the monument and throwing away the key in the Schelde. This monument is designed in scale of the Cathedral and integrated in the quay. With an eyewink to the Antwerp diamond centre, this beautiful piece of art will capture and save the love of many romantic couples!”Regarding all of the positive logs and Favorite Points: “I Love to read them. They give me a lot of satisfaction, an appreciation for my creativity. They inspires me to make more lovely caches and do better.”A message to the geocaching community: “Lock Up Your Love , Go Geocaching! I’m looking forward to your visit.”What geocachers are saying:“Found this one on our vacation during New Year’s Eve. Although it was freezing cold, we really enjoyed this cache! Took us a little time to solve the “puzzle”, but if you are attentive it’s easy to understand 😉 Thanks for showing us Antwerp.” — Loewenkinder“Wow! What a great cache! Superb idea, location and actual cache container! Very clever indeed! We love Antwerp and this is one of the best caches we have found so a well deserved favourite point is heading your way! TFTC – brilliant!” — Berticusdan“Superbe Cache! Very well done. I had to think more than twice. At the end, my muggle colleage has seen the clue…. I had the right idea, but as so often, not worked on it long enough. Worth a Favorite Point! Thanks for showing me this spot!! TFTC!” — coordinatiusRead More LogsPhotos: How do you show your geocaching love? Post your stories and photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, leave a comment below with the name of the geocache, the GC code, and why you think we should feature it.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

National City man in police custody for allegedly videotaping women inside Walmart

first_img Posted: February 1, 2018 National City man in police custody for allegedly videotaping women inside Walmart restroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man was taken into police custody Tuesday after he was caught allegedly using a cell phone to videotape women using a Walmart restroom.52-year-old Richard L. Shaw, Jr. of National City was arrested for hiding in the women’s restroom at the Walmart on 4840 Shawline Street and videotaping several women as they used the stall adjacent to where he was hiding.Police arrested Shaw when a woman realized what he was doing and notified store security.Police recovered Shaw’s cell phone and found evidence of other victims.San Diego Police detectives would like to talk to any women who used the restroom located at the back of the store on Jan. 30 between 8:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:35 p.m., and 6 p.m. and 6:20 p.m. as they believe they were unaware of his presence and may be victims as well.Those calling in should be prepared to provide a description of the clothing they wore on Jan. 30 when they used the restroom.Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Eastern Division at (858) 495-7900 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. John Soderman, Updated: 4:58 PMcenter_img John Soderman February 1, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more