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After smart Stereo benches, a young innovator, Ivan Mrvoš who started from Solin literally from the garage, a few days ago at the largest Smart City fair in Barcelona presented a new innovative product Monna – the first electric smart bike station in response to cycling.Monna is the most advanced multifunctional bench ever designed – for both urban and rural areas. There are two versions of the system. The first is Monna City for city locations such as town squares, marinas or parks. and Monna Country designed for outdoor locations, such as country bike trails, hills, etc.Using the best of our best-selling Steora smartphones – charging smart devices, Wi-Fi, street lights, digital advertising, sensors, data collection, we have created a bike station that comes with a solarium that comes with a bike stand, repair tools and electric charging sockets electric bicycles and other devices – it is written in Monna’s description for the Include website.Two smart 7-screen electrical outlets provide up to 250 watts of power to charge electric bikes, laptops and other electronic devices.There is also a compressor that fills the tires with air in a simple way and with a few clicks via a digital display. The required amount of air pressure is set on the display, connect the air hose to the valve in the tires and press start on the display. When the proper air pressure is reached, charging stops. There are also mandatory stainless steel tools, which are fitted with standard screwdrivers, 6 regular wrenches and 8 wrenches of different sizes, making it easy to repair all types of bikes.Photo: MonnaAll in all, a rounded story, from free electricity and internet access, to bicycle repair tools as well as a tire inflator. See more about the entire Monna product at official websites
“[The sessions are] directed primarily [by] anyone who’s involved in elections: candidates, parties, campaigns, state and local election workers,” Powell said. “Our primary mission is to share best practices in election cybersecurity. Our focus is going to be sharing best practices to do the best job we can — not only tell people about systems and principles but to help people internalize, ‘You don’t click on that link.’ That was what we saw in 2016.” The curriculum comprises three areas of election security: cyber safety, disinformation and malicious bots and crisis communications. Powell said the content will be simplified for accessibility to avoid computer science jargon and coding. The new project’s sessions will be open to the public, including campaign leaders, election officials and the students and faculty at colleges where the training sessions will be held. The project is a collaboration between the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Gould School of Law, the Price School of Public Policy, the Marshall School of Business and the Viterbi School of Engineering. “This is a very different project not only in size but also in focus,” Powell said. “Instead of having small closed meetings which we’ve been having in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles and around the country, these will be open sessions so we could have quite a few people coming.” Six USC schools have joined forces to form the Election Security and Information Project, a program that will employ on-the-ground training sessions in all 50 U.S. states to educate election officials about election fraud prevention. The precursor to the project was a partnership with the National Governors Association with support from the Democracy Fund. Through this partnership, the team of USC faculty traveled to six states and presented election fraud prevention tools tailored to each state’s electoral system. “This is a huge issue for every country and every state to protect the integrity of elections,” project principal investigator and professor Geoffrey Cowan said. “Our piece of it is to really try to help all 50 states think about how they can be less likely to have their system exposed to problems.” “As far as we know, USC is the only private entity which is going to be on the ground in all 50 states as part of this cybersecurity initiative,” said Adam Powell, the managing director of the project. While this first project inspired the current one, Powell emphasized the differences in scale and target audience. “In advance of the 2020 election, we are committed to enhancing election security for voters, campaigns and journalists alike,” said Kristie Canegallo, vice president of Google’s Trust and Safety team said in a November press release from the Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy. The project aims to educate those on the ground about best practices for conducting elections after learning from the mistakes made in past ones, including the recent elections in Louisiana and Minnesota that resulted in electoral fraud. The training sessions are slated to begin in February and will continue through September. Each session will be led by at least two USC faculty members in addition to experts from other industries such as cybersecurity groups and government agencies. The project is funded by Google, which allocated the project team a seven-figure grant to facilitate the sessions. “This is not just one country, it’s not just one political party, it’s not just one office,” Cowan said. “It’s an issue that’s going to be with us for a long time, and hopefully we’ll help the states to protect themselves against it — not just in the presidential race but for state and local elections, too.” Six USC professional schools will join a project funded by Google to help train politicians and members of the public on how to prevent election fraud and ensure election security. Adam Powell (left) and Geoffrey Cowan (right) serve as the project’s managing director and principal investigator, respectively. (Andrea Diaz | Daily Trojan) While national attention has mostly focused on presidential election fraud, Cowan said hacking is prevalent in state and municipal elections, too. The project’s bipartisan team includes Center for the Political Future directors Mike Murphy and Bob Shrum, two former campaign staffers who have worked on congressional, gubernatorial and presidential campaigns.
First Published: 20th August, 2020 22:57 IST LIVE TV Press Trust Of India Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 22:57 IST National Sports Award’s Dignity Has To Be Maintained: Sushil Kumar Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar on Thursday indicated that the selection committee runs the risk of lowering the dignity of the annual national sports awards by making too many recommendations. Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil Kumar on Thursday indicated that the selection committee runs the risk of lowering the dignity of the annual national sports awards by making too many recommendations.An unprecedented five Khel Ratna and 29 Arjuna award recommendations have been made to the sports minister by the selection panel, raising eyebrows.The champion wrestler did not say it in as many words but hinted that giving away the awards to so many athletes can end up lowering their dignity. He said it is necessary to, instead, “maintain the pride” attached with these awards.”I congratulate the ones who have been nominated but I feel people should work towards maintaining the dignity of these national sports awards. This is not even an Olympic year,” Sushil told PTI.”I myself is an athlete, so I am happy for all, but we must maintain the pride attached with these awards.” In 2016, the government honoured four athletes — shuttler PV Sindhu, wrestler Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and shooter Jitu Rai — with the Khel Ratna after their performances at the Rio Olympics.But this year the awards committee has recommended five athletes — cricketer Rohit Sharna, wrestler Vinesh Phogat, paddler Manika Batra, women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal and para-athlete Mariyappan Thangvelu for the county’s top sporting honour.Sushil, who won a bronze in 2008 and a silver in the 2012 edition of the Olympic Games, also did not understand why athletes who have already received the highest sporting honour, were considered for an award that sits lower on the rung.Malik and Mirabai Chanu, who have won the Khel Ratna in the past, applied for Arjuna this year and the committee recommended their names.”Not only this, even it has been noted that a performance which has already fetched an athlete award in the past, has been considered again this year,” said the 37-year-old. Sushil is keen to earn another shot at the Olympics and is training at the Chhatarasal Stadium.He will see competition not only from youngsters such as Jitender Kumar but also old rival Narsingh Yadav, who is getting back to action in 74kg after serving his four-year doping ban.(Photo Credit: PTI) FOLLOW US
For information check out the new website.Register online or at the club this Friday October 14th at 7 p.m. The Nelson Curling Club is ready for another year on the ice.The 2016/17 season kicks off this week with open ice all week for your chance to practise up or give it a try for the first time.The Club is re-energised and ready to go, so curlers are urged to hurry out onto the ice and practice your slide into action.