On behalf of Dell EMC OEM, I was delighted to participate in the inaugural meeting of the Smart Maritime Council earlier this month. As the maritime industry continues its digital transformation journey, advances in connectivity and digitization are taking seafarers into deep, uncharted waters with deep automation, deep analytics, deep learning, deep artificial intelligence and deep trust with the blockchain!New industry forum provides knowledge sharing platformThe shipping industry is desperate for trusted navigators to chart a course for these technology enablers, all of which will deliver real transformational power. And so, when the industry’s ecosystem comes together to ensure that shipping companies’ real-world operational requirements are driving the development of big data, the Industrial Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics, and secured ledgers, we transform into real shipmates. Actually, I think “shipmates” is a great analogy to describe the work being carried out by the Smart Maritime Network. Together, we are exploring common goals and the standardization of IT systems for the shipping sector. In this endeavor, we’re all guided by the same compass, working to support both shipowners and operators.Simplifying the route to customer value and sustainable competitive advantageWhether it’s using the blockchain to secure customs transactions, data management tools for logistics and scheduling planning, real-time equipment monitoring for predictive maintenance, video surveillance for safety and risk management or IoT analytics to ensure cold chain reefer managements, as an industry, we are working together to make it smooth sailing, simplifying the route to customer value and sustainable competitive advantage.Looking to the horizonIn my book, it’s critically important that shipping companies’ benefit from the new opportunities afforded by technology. This collaboration is exactly why Dell EMC OEM is proud to be one of the founding partners of the Smart Maritime Network and Council. We plan to hold a further five meetings during 2019 in different global maritime centers. The outcomes from these meetings will be shared with the wider maritime industry through a series of four regional conferences to be held throughout the year, beginning in Athens on May 9. Watch this space – it’s all hands now on deck!For further information on the Smart Maritime Council, visit www.smartmaritimenetwork.com or follow the team on LinkedIn or Twitter MaritimeSmart.To learn more about Dell EMC OEM Solutions, visit: www.dellemc.com/en-us/oem/maritime.htmKeep in touch with Dell EMC OEM. Follow us on Twitter @DellEMCOEM or @etienne_maryJoin our LinkedIn Dell EMC OEM & IoT Solutions Showcase page here.
Yough Xtreme Adventure RaceOhiopyle, Penn., April 26Set in the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania, this adventure race is comprised of four disciplines: paddling, running, mountain biking, and rappelling. In under 10 hours, solo racers or teams will be expected to, in total, run 20 miles in between sections, peddle 25+ miles of steep singletrack and fire roads, paddle 9 miles of the classs III section from Ramcat to the Middle Yough River takeout, and descend a 140-foot rappel (just for good measure). americanadventuresports.comOdyssey Wild, Wonderful 24-Hour Adventure RaceOak Hill, W. Va., May 17Ever wanted to do an adventure race but didn’t know how to do one of the sports? If it’s kayaking you don’t know, this wild and wonderful race just might have the solution you’re looking far. Go solo or as part of a 2-,3-, or 4-person team. Expect to trek through the woods with only map and compass as your guide, shred the recently developed singletrack, and hop on board an experienced guide’s raft as they help you navigate the class IV+ New River Gorge. oarevents.com Sierra Nevada SilverbackSaluda, N.C., SeptemberEven for the most seasoned adventure racer, the Silverback is one of the most difficult multi-sport events in the world. A solo-competitor event, this adventure race starts off with whitewater kayaking on the Green River, an 8-mile course that includes the world-class Narrows section of whitewater. From there competitors will don mountain bikes and cruise for another 8 miles through a challenging loop in the Green River Gamelands. Finally, the race ends by trail running that same 8-mile loop. Needless to say, finishing this thing will surely put some hair on your chest. greenrivergames.comKing of the Smokies TriathlonLake Junaluska, N.C., AugustSince launching the race four years ago, race director Bill Wilkins has sought to continue providing triathletes with a challenging yet well-organized event every year. Wilkins has worked diligently to establish a training program for local athletes who want to get serious about tris, citing the King of the Smokies motto “courage, commitment, challenge” as the tools for success. The triathlon itself attracts beginners and professionals alike and includes both sprint and international distance courses with an open-water swim, a back road bike ride, and a run around Lake Junaluska. kingofthesmokies.comRed River Gorge American ClassicSlade, Ky., November 1Known as The Fig XI, this adventure race is the last in Kentucky’s Unbridled Adventure series, three adventure races that are hosted by Flying Squirrel Adventures and Kentucky State Parks. The Fig is not recommended for inexperienced racers or racing teams, as it requires competitors to run, pedal, paddle, and scramble their way through some of the steepest terrain in and around the Red River Gorge. flyingsquirreladventures.comBest of the RestDUATHLONSJerry’s BaddleSaluda, N.C., April • jerrysbaddle.orgAmphibious DuathlonCharlotte, N.C., August 2 • usnwc.orgRussell Fork BaddlunElkhorn City, Ky., October 11-12 • rfbaddlun.blogspot.comTRIATHLONSWinter Challenge XI Off-Road TriathlonSpringfield, S.C., February 15 • winterchallenge.netGreat Greenbrier River RaceMarlinton, W.Va., April 26 • wordpress.greenbrierrivertrail.comInaugural Laurel Lake Half Ironman TriathlonLondon, Ky., July 12 • laurellaketri.comNew River Trail Challenge TriathlonFoster Falls, Va., September 20 • dcr.virginia.govADVENTURE RACESPalmetto Swamp Fox Adventure RaceCharleston, S.C., March 15 • kandoadventures.comREV3 Shenandoah Epic Adventure RaceLuray, Va., April 26 • rev3adventure.comSpecial Operations Adventure RaceHighlands, N.C., June 21 • soarhighlands.orgMUD RUNS & OBSTACLE COURSESMad Anthony Mud RunWaynesboro, Va., February 22 • runthevalley.comCarolinas Spartan SprintCharlotte, N.C., March 22 • spartanrace.comSuperhero ScrambleUnion Point, Ga., April 26 • superheroscramble.comWarrior DashMechanicsville, Md., May 10 • warriordash.comMad Mountain Mud RunHendersonville, N.C., May 31 • madmountainmudrun.comTough MudderDoswell, Va., June 14-15 • toughmudder.com_______________Check Out Our Other Race Ahead GuidesTrail RunningRoad RunningRoad BikingMountain BikingClimbingPaddlingMultisportsSnowsports
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] With an eight-inch height differential, North Carolina State’s Miah Spencer proved no match for Syracuse center Briana Day. As SU forward Taylor Ford was guarded by Wolfpack center Carlee Schuhmacher at the right elbow, the 6-foot-4 Day found herself alone underneath the basket, caught a pass from Ford and banked in a layup while being fouled by the 5-foot-8 Spencer. After the play, SU reserve center Bria Day, Briana’s twin sister, turned to SU graduate assistant Kathleen Moroney on the bench. The assistant flipped through a pile of stat sheets and said to Bria Day, “Three more blocks for a triple-double.”Though that feat never came to fruition, Briana Day clogged the stat sheet on Sunday in SU’s matchup with N.C. State. The center finished with 11 points, 16 rebounds and seven blocks, and aided the No. 23 Orange (15-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) in its 66-49 victory over the Wolfpack (12-8, 3-4). “Briana Day was a beast down there,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “Anything in that paint, she went and she got it.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“She had a big girl game.” In a 33-second sequence at the midway point of the first half, Day swiped a steal from Schuhmacher. Seconds later, Day blocked a 3-point attempt from Wolfpack guard Ashley Williams. SU went to Day on its first two possessions of the second half, the second resulting in a layup from underneath the basket on a feed from Isabella Slim that ended a nine and a half minute stretch for SU without a field goal. “She’s a lot quicker, so if we can take advantage of her matchup as well as our guard matchups, we’ll be a better team,” said SU point guard Alexis Peterson. “I wanted to feed her, get her going early, and get her some looks inside.”Five minutes later, Day spun to her left hand and laid in a scoop layup while being fouled. She was poked in the right eye by Schuhmacher, and had to take a moment with the help of a trainer to readjust her contact lens.After the game, Hillsman said SU’s offense did a good job of recognizing when the N.C. State defense spread the floor and created room for Day to maneuver in the paint. On defense, the head coach said Day allowed SU to “scramble and to go get traps.”Hillsman said Day’s performance reminded him of one that would come from Kayla Alexander, the program’s leading scorer and a WNBA first-round draft pick. “When teams broke us down, Kayla was there to block shots, and Briana Day is there to block shots,” Hillsman said. “I really believe that Briana is a little more athletic than Kayla in her movements, but I guess I shouldn’t say that about a 2,000-point scorer.”Day said she knew how well she was playing as the game went on. In an SU huddle after a Brianna Butler made 3-pointer, the normally stoic Day let out a brief smile. It was an emotion enabled by an all-around dominant performance, and one that her teammates had a sense of early on.“When I notice that she has a lot of rebounds, I try to tip it to her,” Ford said. “I’m always trying to help her out. When I feel like my teammates are playing good, keep rewarding them … If Briana has 16 rebounds and 7 blocks, why not let her get more?” Comments