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13
Oct
2020
Posted in website

A cut cable causes Virginia voter website to crash on final day of registration for election

Virginia’s voter registration website went down on Tuesday, the final day for people in the state to register ahead of Election Day. As of early Tuesday afternoon, the website was still not working. 

“Due to a network outage, the Citizen Portal is temporarily unavailable,” the Virginia Department of Elections wrote on its site Tuesday morning. 

Officials said on Twitter that a “fiber cut” in Chester, near the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center, impacted connectivity for multiple state agencies. The cut cable, which appeared to be an accident, affected both the voting portal and the registrar’s offices. 

“We are working with our network providers to restore service as quickly as possible,” the department said. “Please check back later for your online voter registration or absentee needs.”

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Voters looking to register were directed to this statement from the Virginia Department of Elections during the outage on October 13, 2020.

Virginia Department of Elections


The department said it would provide updates via Twitter

The website currently directs voters to fill out and print a paper application for voter registration and a paper application for voting by mail. 

When asked for comment by CBS News, the Virginia Department of Elections said the department is still working to fix the outage. No further updates were provided. 

Angry voters are taking to social media to demand a deadline extension, calling the outage “voter suppression.” Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax called on the state to extend the voter registration deadline due to the outage. 

“I am officially calling for Virginia’s Registration Deadline to be extended beyond today due to the service outages impacting voters’ ability to register statewide,” Fairfax tweeted. “We will work with the Administration to resolve this issue and ensure all voters have access to #Vote.”

05
Oct
2020
Posted in software

Predictive Analytics Software from Ctrl2GO Helped Industrial Companies Cut Costs by 20% in 2020

HOUSTON, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ctrl2GO, the global provider of predictive analytics and maintenance services, has helped its clients cut equipment maintenance costs by 20% in 2020. Such figures were attained on average by enterprises in the machine-building, oil and gas, energy and other industries, which have implemented Ctrl2GO PMM software  (Predictive Maintenance and Monitoring) in their operational processes.

The solutions developed by Ctrl2GO are designed to efficiently process and analyze big industrial data, assessing the technical condition of the equipment and predicting its potential behavior. Such an approach allows companies to streamline maintenance processes, extend overhaul intervals, and prevent up to 80% of equipment malfunctions.

Over the past year, companies using PMM software packages have reduced downtime by 20%, unplanned repairs by 20%, and cut direct repair costs by 5-8%. Diagnostics lead times have been reduced by 90%, while the technical productivity of staff rose by 15-22%.

A definitive case that illustrates the effectiveness of the PMM solution is the servicing of a metals mining and processing giant that saved $510,000 due to higher reliability of the equipment. The issues faced by the client involved the insufficiency of reliability of the equipment that caused unplanned failures in the operation of boilers and turbines, leading to a loss of revenue due to downtime. The solution developed by Ctrl2GO provided technical condition tracking, which was integrated into a single maintenance and repair process of the enterprise equipment. This resulted in a unified approach to monitoring heterogeneous equipment fleets and a transfer of existing technologies to previously unfamiliar equipment. As a result, the client managed to reduce repair costs by $50,700, and increased revenues while reducing equipment downtime to $455,000.

Another example of successful integration of Ctrl2GO solutions can be found in the oil and gas sector,

05
Oct
2020
Posted in website

JEE Advanced Result 2020: IIT Delhi Declares Result And Cut Off Marks on Official Website

New Delhi, October 5: The Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) on Monday released the JEE Advanced result 2020. Students can check their JEE Advanced cut off marks on the official website – jeeadv.nic.in. A total of 43,204 students cleared the exam. Out of the total candidates who qualified for the exam, 6,707 are females.

Also Read | JEE Advanced Results 2020 Date: Results to be Declared on October 5; Here’s How to Check Scores Online at jeeadv.nic.in

Kanishka Mittal of IIT Roorkee zone is the top-ranked female with CRL 17. Meanwhile, Chirag Falor of IIT Bombay zone is the top ranker in Common Rank List (CRL) in the JEE Advanced 2020. Out of 396, Falor scored 352 marks. Candidates can also download the answer key. JEE Advanced 2020: 98% Candidates Allotted Exam City from Top Three Choices, Says IIT Delhi.

Here’s how to check scores 

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  • Log in to the official website of JEE Advanced i.e. jeeadv.nic.in
  • On the homepage, click on the JEE Advanced Result 2020 link
  • Enter your credentials on the webpage and click on ‘Submit’
  • In the next step, the advanced Result 2020 will be displayed on the screen
  • The result will appear on the screen, you can download the result and save it for future reference.

Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ congratulated IIT Delhi for successfully conducting the exam. Pokhriyal tweeted, “I also congratulate @iitdelhi for successfully conducting the exam and announcing the results on time. The results can be viewed at http://result.jeeadv.ac.in.” JEE Advanced 2020 Postponed by IIT Delhi Due to Coronavirus Lockdown.

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The Union Minister also congratulated the students who got

04
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Google delays mandating Play Store’s 30% cut in India to April 2022

Google is postponing the enforcement of its new Play Store billing policy in India to April 2022, days after more than 150 startups in the world’s second largest internet market forged an informal coalition to express concerns over the 30% charge the Android-maker plans to mandate on its store and started to explore an alternative marketplace for their apps.

The company, which is going live globally with the new Play Store rule in September 2021, is deferring the enforcement of the policy only in India, it said. It is also listening to developers and willing to engage to allay their concerns, it said.

Last week, Google said it would no longer allow any apps to circumvent its payment system within the Play Store. The move, pitched by Google as a “clarification” of its existing policy, would allow the company to ensure it gets as high as a 30% cut on in-app purchases made through Android apps operating in a range of a categories.

Google’s announcement today is a direct response to the loudest scrutiny it has received in a decade in India — its biggest market by users but also a place where, compared to Western markets, it generates little revenue. More than 150 startups in India last week formed an informal coalition to fight the company’s strong hold on Indian app ecosystem. Google commands 99% of the smartphone market in India, according to research firm Counterpoint.

Among the startups that have expressed concerns over Google’s new policy are Paytm, India’s most valuable startup, payments processor Razorpay, fantasy sports firm Dream11, social network ShareChat, and business e-commerce IndiaMART.

More than 50 Indian executives relayed these concerns to India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology over a video call on Saturday, according to three people who attended the call.

Several businesses