Independent journalist murdered

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” October 22, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent journalist murdered to go further BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 27, 2021 Find out more News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Receive email alerts May 28, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown Follow the news on Belarus News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says BelarusEurope – Central Asia News Reporters Without Borders expressed shock at the murder of journalist Veronika Cherkasova, who was stabbed to death at her home in the capital Minsk on 20 October 2004. The worldwide press freedom organisation called on the interior minister, Vladimir Naumov, to ensure the investigation, that has already been opened, was both transparent and thorough.”Against a background of a serious deterioration in press freedom, a link to her work should not be ruled out. It would be very dangerous to allow a climate of impunity to take hold,” said the organisation.Cherkasova, 44, who worked for the trade union newspaper Solidarnost, was found dead by her step-father, worried by her absence from work that day when she had told her mother by phone the same morning that she would be going in.It appeared that the journalist could have opened the door to her killer. Blood was found on her notebook, but investigators have not been yet been able to establish what the murderer was looking for. She had been stabbed around a dozen times.Cherkasova, who previously worked for independent newspapers Belorusskaya Delovaya Gazeta and Belorusskaya Gazeta, had been on Solidarnost since May 2003. The day before her death she had returned from reporting in Myadel district in the north of the country. She was a general reporter, covering a wide range of subjects, but she also undertook investigative work on sects and organised crime. She had recently written a series of article headlined, “The KGB is still watching you”. News Organisation last_img read more

Your Digital Workplace Transformation Just Got Easier with VDI

first_imgThe aroma of coffee permeates homes around the world as millions of employees log on to their computers to start their workdays. Although working from home is something many are still getting used to, a cup of morning joe or a favorite tea and a “hey, how’s it going” from caring colleagues is what gets them through this massive change in their traditional work style.In many instances, remote working was rapidly implemented by companies in response to COVID-19, but there are many indications that ‘working from anywhere’ in some form is here to stay. In a 2020 Dell Technologies customer survey:Roughly 20% of workforces were working remote before 2020During the pandemic, this number has grown exponentially to 80%~40% of the workforce will continue to work from home, even after a vaccine is widely availableHow do companies implement a more productive digital workplace?Many organizations have turned to Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to make remote working more seamless. Traditionally, workstations or PCs operate in an isolated fashion. However, when VDI is used, all desktops and apps are virtualized in a data center. Known for its ability to rapidly deliver secure and easily accessible digital workspaces, VDI has powered a number of different industry applications from colleges supporting thousands of students attending classes from their dorm rooms to retail customer service agents working remotely around the world.As an example, pairing Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) and VMware Cloud Foundation on VxRail with VMware Horizon makes it easier for companies to rapidly deploy virtual workspaces for their employees. This winning hybrid cloud combination allows IT to configure, update and deploy virtual desktops through a centralized location. The best part: VMware Horizon on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP) can be deployed quickly – with some of the largest companies implementing VDI workspaces in a matter of weeks.What else makes VDI on DTCP an attractive solution? We highlight the top 5 reasons below.1. But first, secure ITThere’s one thing we can say about COVID-19 – it has caused a lot of us to look much closer at our business continuity plans. However, beyond ‘business as usual,’ there has been a lot more emphasis around cybersecurity.What we’re finding is it’s best to limit the keys to the IT castle. With VMware Horizon on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform (DTCP), desktops and apps are managed virtually by IT rather than on individual bring-your-own (BYO) and corporate devices with varying levels of security protections. It also means centralized deployment of all applications, security updates, and virus controls for employee use.We’re committed to helping our customers #BeCyberSmart in the age of sophisticated hackers. Giving IT the ability to centralize and manage VDI employee workspaces is a great example of better safeguarding against company threats.2. A hybrid mentalityThe future of cloud looks bright. Flexera’s 2020 State of the Cloud Report states that IT professionals plan to increase cloud spend by almost 50% this year.  It’s also clear that enterprises will operate in a multi-cloud environment. From the same study, 93% of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy and use 2.2 public clouds and 2.2 private clouds, on average. Edge computing adds yet another form of cloud computing to the mix. Why? With the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and autonomous vehicles that can’t afford to fail, ultra-low latency data processing at edge locations becomes extremely attractive to the cloud market.VMware Horizon on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform enables you to set up hybrid cloud environments so you can deploy and scale workloads like VDI quickly. Also, through one user interface, you can manage your on-premises and public cloud environments and burst into the cloud for seasonal demand spikes, if needed.Automated lifecycle management is also a game-changing feature. Deep integration between VMware SDDC (software-defined data center) and VxRail Manager allows you to deploy patches and updates as they happen to ensure you are operating in the most up-to-date hybrid cloud environment.3. The fan favoriteHow many times have you logged on to your laptop and watched an application load for what seems like eternity? We stare at it willing it to go faster, as if the information is being pulled from outer space. We can’t let that happen in the workplace or employees will work around what they are provided by IT.A VDI environment that ensures the best user experience is critical to business continuity and employee satisfaction. Factors like slow logon and excessive application load times have been found to greatly cut into employee productivity. The good news is, VMware Horizon on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform is a best-in-class VDI solution.In a recent independent VDI testing study, VMware Horizon on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform user experience was up to 2.5x better than Amazon WorkSpaces™.¹  That means employees get work done faster so your company is one step closer to meeting its business objectives.4. Regulations that keep you up at nightData governance and customer privacy have become huge topics in board rooms around the world. As country-specific data privacy laws carry hefty fines, IT professionals are looking a lot closer at where data is housed and how it is processed. Centralization and control of IT environments are critical so businesses can reduce their risk.Using a VDI environment such as VMware Horizon on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform, IT professionals can centralize user identity and access management, process mission-critical and sensitive data in the data center and monitor information usage. All of these features help to reduce corporate security concerns.5. Preparing for tomorrowExciting technological advances such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and 5G promise to digitally transform the world as we know it and unleash a range of different use case possibilities across industries. The great advantage of implementing VMware Horizon on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform is that compute resources can be re-allocated to power new and innovative use cases during off-hours.For example, resources can be allocated to perform regular employee tasks using VDI by day, and at night when those resources remain virtually unused, companies can try out new use cases leveraging machine learning or a number of other forward-looking technologies.Wrap-UpVDI is a great way to transform your digital workplace. Once you implement a VDI solution like VMware Horizon on Dell Technologies Cloud Platform, you’ll be able to:Take a flexible, hybrid approach to cloudProvide the best VDI experience for your employeesSecure your data and comply with regulationsInnovate for the future to remain one step ahead of your competitionWhat else are you doing to digitally transform your workforce?¹ Based on a Cloud Evolutions report commissioned by Dell Technologies, “Virtual Desktop Performance and User Experience Comparison:  A Comparison of Horizon on DTCP, Amazon WorkSpaces on AWS, and Microsoft Windows Virtual Desktop on Azure,” based on sessions reporting a 90% or greater user experience ranking using Lakeside SysTrack to simulate remote end user experience; using SysTrack to evaluate the productivity impact of remote worker sessions; and using SysTrack to simulate Zoom collaborative applications, November 2020.  Actual results may vary.last_img read more

Cricket News Smriti Mandhana Breaks Virat Kohli’s ODI Record, Helps India Win Series Against West Indies

first_imgNew Delhi: Smriti Mandhana created history in the third and final ODI against West Indies in North Sound, Antigua with a brilliant fifty that helped India win the match by six wickets and the series 2-1. Mandhana smashed 74 off 63 balls and the knock included nine fours and three sixes as she went past 2000 runs in her 51st innings, breaking the record set by Virat Kohli who achieved it in 53 innings. Mandhana, though, is the third-fastest to 2000 runs in women’s ODIs with Australian duo of Belinda Clark and Meg Lanning achieving the feat in 41 and 45 innings respectively.Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues’ fifty helped India seal the series after losing the first game by one run. West Indies chose to bat and they were jolted immediately with Natasha McLean being dismissed by Shikha Pandey for 3 and Shemaine Campbelle being sent back for 7 by Rajeshwari Gayakwad. There was a moment of controversy when the third umpire was not called in as Hayley matthews was run out by Taniya Bhatia when Mandhana fired a throw. Replays had shown that the ball had popped out of Bhatia’s gloves when she broke the stumps and Matthews was sent packing.Stafanie Taylor shared a 96-run stand with Stacy Ann-King, with Taylor looking good for a century. However, Poonam Yadav dismissed Taylor for 79 and when Jhulan Goswami got rid of King for 38, West Indies lost momentum in the death overs and they were bowled out for 194 in 50 overs. In response, Rodrigues and Mandhana got India off to a flyer and found the boundary on a regular basis. Mandhana, who had missed the first two games due to a toe injury, looked in fine touch and took the attack to the West Indies bowlers.The partnership reached 141 with Rodrigues and Mandhana both going past fifty. However, when Matthews got both their wickets in the space of two overs, West Indies sensed an opening but Mithali Raj and Punam Raut got India closer to the target without any problems. Although both Raut and Mithali fell with India five runs away, Deepti Sharma sealed the deal with a boundary and India won the match as well as the series. Also Read | Priya Punia Shines On Debut, India Beat South Africa In First ODIThe focus now shifts to the five Twenty20 Internationals. The first two games will be played at St Lucia while the final three games will be played at Providence, Guyana. The first Twenty20 International begins on November 9 immediately followed by the next match on November 10. After a three-day break, the games in Guyana will be held on November 14,17 and 20. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more