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Diving Teams Train for CSS Georgia Salvage

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Diving Teams Train for CSS Georgia Salvage Authorities View post tag: americas June 19, 2015 View post tag: train View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Naval Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit (MDSU) 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 6 conducted joint training at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story (JEBLC-FS) June 16.Sailors participating in the training are preparing for the salvage of the Civil War Ironclad CSS Georgia.Senior Chief Navy Diver Steve Askew, a Master Diver assigned to MDSU 2, said:The purpose of this training was to take EOD Techs, who are already qualified divers, and make them proficient in surface supply diving for the job we’re about to undertake in Savannah, Georgia.The job in Savannah, Ga. Askew refers to is the salvaging of the CSS Georgia, which currently rests on the bottom of the Savannah River. Divers from MDSU 2 and EODMU 6 Technicians will be working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to bring up parts of the ship’s armor systems, steam engine components, small structure pieces and all her weapons, which include four cannon and upward of 50 projectiles, which are either rifle shells or cannon balls.During the first two weeks of the job, there will be one Navy Diver and one EOD Technician diving together to retrieve unexploded ordnance and various artifacts, said Askew.The joint training this week wraps up three months of training for the salvage operation, scheduled to take place from 21 June until 11 September.[mappress mapid=”16271″]Image: US Navy View post tag: teams Diving Teams Train for CSS Georgia Salvage View post tag: Diving View post tag: Salvage View post tag: CSS Georgialast_img read more

Rough sleeping ban scrapped

first_imgOxford City Council has removed the prohibition of rough sleeping from their proposed Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), meaning that it will not become a criminal offence. The inclusion of a prohibitionof rough sleeping in the PSPO was part of a measure to tackle anti-social behaviour in Oxford’s city centre. However, the Oxford city council confirmed in a statement on 18th  that this section has been removed from the proposal, stating, “The draft proposals to deal with pidgeon nuisance and with rough sleepers who have been provided with indoor accommodation but fail to use it have not been included in the recommendations to the CEB.“In both cases, the consultation process indicated that an Order of this type was not likely to be the most effective way of tackling these issues.”This change has been welcomd by On Your Doorstep (OYD), OUSU’s homelessness action group. Freya Turner, chairman of OYD, commented on the result, telling Cherwell, “We at OYD are very pleased that Oxford City Council has listened to our concerns and those of the sector, and has excluded rough sleeping from the PSPO.“This isbecause activism brought into relief the fact that rough sleeping, which is a product of unfortunate circumstances, should not be lumped together with practices likefeeding pidgeons, which is behaviour that anyone can choose to refrain from.“Moreover, the PSPO as a piece of legislation was clearly not designed for dealing with rough sleeping, because it was restricted to a particular area – the city centre – and therefore it would have just displaced the homeless people further out of the city, which is not a constructive way to help them and would have made it harder for services to reach them.”OYD began their campaign against the proposed prohibition on rough sleeping two months ago with a petition on change.org. The petition gathered significant momentum, gaining 72,280 signatures by the time the Council changed its plans. OYD successfully passed a motion hrough OUSU securing OUSU support for the group’s stance on the PSPO. Last week also saw OYD campaigning on Cornmarket Street against the criminalisation of rough sleeping.The Oxford City Council responded to OYD’s opposition in late April, releasing a statement in response to the petition, assuring people, “The consultation process has been widely supported and before any decision is taken, the Council will be looking closely at what residents, businesses and visitors have said.”Council Leader Bob Price commented, “The propoal has been developed by the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour team in response to complaints from city centre traders, residents and visitors about a range of anti-social and nuisance behaviour.“it seeks to provide a clear framework for city centre activities which will maintain the vibrant and active character that we enjoy throughout the year, while dealing efectively with behaviours that could damage the quality of the city centre experience for shopping, eating and entertainment. It will rprovide legal powers for the first time to tackl persistant offenders who cause a nuisance.”last_img read more

Dell Network Security Delivers Record Results at Dell Security Peak Performance 2015

first_imgWe are extremely excited to be joined by more than 650 security channel partners at the Aria Resort in Las Vegas this week for our annual Dell Security Peak Performance conference – “Come for Knowledge. Leave for Power.”For the next three days, our key partners will be immersed in dynamic keynote presentations and 20 technical deep dive and business sessions at three levels of security curriculum. This is our time to honor them for the great successes they’ve achieved and help them to get ready to once again break records in the coming year.  I could not be more pleased to spend dedicated time with our channel partners from across the US and 21 other countries, who have been able to top all charts in terms of sales and trainings. With security being a top priority for all organizations, we are delighted to see the success of our partner strategy and continue this tremendous momentum with new exclusive offers, and a showcase of their successes.At Dell Peak Performance conference we’re highlighting Dell’s phenomenal network security success that our partners have achieved in the last 12 months. A key component of this achievement is due to Dell’s end-to-end channel strategy.  With 12,000 partners selling Dell SonicWALL next-gen firewalls, secure mobile access and email security solutions, we’re elated to see deal registrations increase seven percent to over 4,100 per quarter, while the number of partners submitting deal registrations rose by 12 percent.Through the 8,700 training and certification courses we provided this year, 320 partners have earned the Network Security competency. As a result we now have nearly 1,500 Preferred and Premier level partners certified in Dell next-generation firewall and Dell SonicWALL Global Systems Management solutions.  In Q2 2015, Peak Performance attendees on average for 2014 showed results that their sales increased 40 percent year-over-year compared to those who did not attend Peak.Larry Cecchini, president and CEO of Dell SonicWALL Premier Partner Secure Designs, recently shared this thought with us:“The market for network security solutions is really taking off, and working with Dell in the past year, we’ve increased our Dell SonicWALL revenues by more than 650 percent. We look forward to a great week at Peak Performance and enhancing our offerings by gaining more knowledge of the latest product releases and collaborating with Dell security experts.”Exclusive Event OffersDell also announced an exclusive offer for Dell Security Peak Performance attendees for a 50 percent instant rebate on select Dell SonicWALL TZ and NSA appliances, while supplies last. This rebate will be made available Sept. 1 through Sept. 11 with key distributors Ingram Micro, Securematics, Tech Data, D&H Distributing, and SYNNEX. A second offer that proved successful since last year’s Peak event, a Double Down Security Certified Volume Incentive Rebate, is being offered again this year to incite increased business opportunities for certified Dell network security partners.  Additional channel profitability opportunities will be unveiled during Peak Performance main stage presentations.Recently, we conducted a survey of our Peak Performance registrants to determine what they are seeing as priorities and values from their security provider. According to a representative sample of over 100 partners registered, 83 percent have experienced a significant increase in security sales in the past year. Other survey findings include:70 percent validated Dell’s end-to-end strategy by saying it is “very important or important” that they offer their customers network security, mobile security, and identity and access management from a single vendorFor the top three priorities, partners pointed to network security/UTM (83 percent of respondents), mobile security (68 percent), and email security (48 percent).Profitability (78 percent) and sales/communications tools (49 percent) rounded out the top three most important partner program elementsOur Peak attendees are hearing from an amazing lineup of presenters, from our guest keynote speaker and world- famous hacker, Kevin Mitnick, to Curtis Hutcheson, VP and GM of Dell Security Solutions who will kick off the event, to Patrick Sweeney, Vice President, Product Management & Product Marketing, Dell Software Group, Security Solutions, who will deliver our security roadmap. Security experts are giving demonstrations with Dell One Identity Management, Dell Systems Management and Dell Data Protection and Encryption and more.We want to thank our Platinum sponsors, Tech Data Corp., SYNNEX, Ingram Micro, Securematics, D&H Distributing, are showcasing their services in our Solutions Expo.It has been an honor to lead our worldwide Dell Security channel organization for more than a decade. Through the dedication and success of our loyal partners, I know we will continue grow together. We have had incredible momentum in 2015 recognized across the channel and security industry, as well as awards including the Best Channel Vendor 2015 in the Network Security category, from Business Solutions magazine. The entire executive team and I are here for you, committed to seeing you and your customers’ prosper for the long-term. I am looking forward to meeting with you one on one this week. Follow the conference activity on @DellSecurity  #DellPeak. I personally hope to hear from you on Twitter at @MarvinBlough.last_img read more