MILAN, Italy – Can’t get to Milan to see Leonardo Da Vinci’s masterpiece “The Last Supper?” As of Saturday, all you need is an Internet connection. Officials put online an image of the “Last Supper” at 16 billion pixels – 1,600 times stronger than the images taken with the typical 10 million pixel digital camera. The high resolution will allow experts to examine details of the 15th century wall painting that they otherwise could not – including traces of drawings Leonardo put down before painting. On the Net: 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.www.haltadefinizione.com
New safes for controlled substances anticipated to help reduce robbery incidents CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health, announced today that it has completed the rollout of time delay safes in all of its 186 CVS Pharmacy locations in Alabama.The safes are anticipated to help prevent pharmacy robberies and the diversion of controlled substance narcotic medications by keeping them out of the hands of unauthorized individuals. In addition, the safes are anticipated to help CVS Pharmacy ensure the safety and well-being of its customers and employees… Yahoo! Finance Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
CCH Tax Day ReportSenate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, introduced two bipartisan bills on July 12 intended to protect taxpayers. The Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Prevention Bill (Sen 3157) and the Taxpayer Protection Bill of 2016 (Sen 3156) are revenue neutral, estimated by the Joint Committee on Taxation as having little to no revenue effect. Both measures were approved by voice vote during an April 20 committee markup (TAXDAY, 2016/04/21, C.1).Sen 3157 would implement guidelines for the IRS in handling stolen identity refund fraud cases and would increase the criminal penalty for misappropriating taxpayer identity in connection with tax fraud. The bill also requires a biannual report from the IRS on the current status of taxpayer stolen identity refund fraud, including details as to detection, prevention and enforcement activities undertaken by the IRS.Sen 3156 would extend the time limit on contesting an IRS levy from nine months to two years. Additionally, the bill would establish the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Matching Grant Program, intended to establish a community volunteer program to assist low income taxpayers through education and outreach. Among other provisions, the bill would also require the IRS to submit a report to Congress on its Future State efforts to expand online taxpayer services.“Protecting taxpayers from bad actors looking to use their identities for fraudulent purposes and enhancing overall taxpayer protections has been a priority of the committee,” Hatch said in a July 12 statement. “By identifying problems plaguing taxpayers and advancing smart legislation to address those issues head on, the American people are seeing real, bipartisan results from this Congress,” he added.By Jessica Jeane, Wolters Kluwer News StaffSFC Press Release: Hatch Introduces Bipartisan Bills to Protect Taxpayers, Reduce Identity Theft and Refund FraudText of the Stolen Identity Refund Fraud Prevention Act (Sen 3157)Text of the Taxpayer Protection Act of 2016 (Sen 3156)
The latest high-tech tool for the world’s largest renewable energy company is not a wind turbine, it’s the new Intel technology-based mobile tablets. Hundreds of wind technicians throughout the company’s U.S. fleet are taking their workflows from paper to the security of Microsoft Surface Pro and reaping the benefits.The Iberdrola Renewables mobility program first started at the company’s headquarters in Spain back in 2012. The intent of the program is to digitize the work order system, and improve inventory management and parts consumption tracking, all securely and in real-time.“We chose the Microsoft Surface Pro because it is slim, yet has a good size screen,” said Jeff Buckley, Iberdrola Renewables senior wind turbine technician. “It has a keyboard so we can put in all the data that we need, and with the protector it is strong enough to hold up to anything that we need to do. When we go out to a wind turbine I have pretty much our whole entire file cabinet on one device.”Securing Mobile Tablets Out in the FieldThe rapid success of the program expanding across the nearly 60 wind and solar farms nationwide is a testament to those who were ultimately responsible for testing and selecting the winning tablet: Iberdrola Renewables’ wind technicians out in the field, teamed up with the company’s security-minded IT professionals.“Security is a must,” said Eduardo De Frutos, Iberdrola Renewables IT project manager. “It is one of our main priorities, and here in the United States it is even more important. We run our systems under very strict regulations.”As one of the top 10 utilities in the world, securing their contribution to nations’ energy infrastructure is top priority for Iberdrola Renewables. “Our company has deployed a whole security infrastructure, from networks to operating systems to hardware. Everything has to be in accordance to security policies,” De Frutos continued. “Our IT counterparts in Spain were analyzing different tablets and validating them. When we analyzed hard disk performance and touch screen sensitivity, the Intel-based Microsoft Surface Pro was number one.”Ultimately, De Frutos said, it all comes down to secure technology and making sure that any new Intel-powered tablet seamlessly integrated into stringent security policies and regulations was the key component of that process. “We came to understand a few years ago that if we’re not able to increase the technology we won’t be able to increase our business. That’s why we put the technology in the center.”Transitioning from Pen and Paper to Real-time Field Data“Our old system was pen and paper with manual entry into the SAP system by plant administrators,” said Amy McGinty, Iberdrola Renewables director of operations business practices. “Thanks to the mobility program, work orders now move directly into the hands of wind technicians in real-time, out in the field.”We’re also finding that our inventory is automatically kept up to date and our understanding of our data is more accurate. At the same time, our wind technicians have a field tool to research, document, report, and solve incidents in real-time.Prior to the launch of the mobile tablet program, technicians would handwrite reports and then hand-deliver them to a wind plant administrator who would reenter the information into a database. The switch from pen and paper to mobile tablets is already saving hours in data entry time per day.“Work order entry was about 25 percent of my day, now that the Microsoft Surface Pro has come into play it’s about 10 percent of my work day,” said Niaomi Thibodeau, Iberdrola Renewables wind plant administrator.“When you get out into the field and start trouble shooting you really need to know the history of that turbine,” said Devin Carder, Iberdrola Renewables wind plant technician. “It’s really nice to have all of that right at your fingertips.”To learn more about the Iberdrola Renewables mobility program, watch the video above we made with our crews out in the field.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal challenges a line call as he plays Victor Estrella Burgos of the Dominican Republic during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)Top seed Rafael Nadal ruthlessly brushed aside Victor Estrella Burgos to power into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.The world No.1, a beaten finalist to Roger Federer in Melbourne last year, clinically took apart the 81st-ranked Dominican to forge a 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 win in 94 minutes on Rod Laver Arena.ADVERTISEMENT He next plays Leonardo Mayer of Argentina.“I’m very happy to be back, it’s a very important beginning for me. It’s good news for me,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting“I want to enjoy every moment I’m here on this court.”The Spaniard left nothing to chance with eight service breaks and 28 winners in a complete first-up performance, dispelling fears over any knee trouble. ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Nadal only conceded three games in the match and had few problems with Estrella Burgos, who has a modest 6-15 record at Grand Slams.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lady Altas escape Lady Stags in NCAA volleyball ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid MOST READ SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais Nadal, 31, wore no strapping on his knee, appeared to move freely and combined his trademark power game from the back of the court.It took his Australian Open record to 52-11 as he chases his second Melbourne Park title after beating Federer in the 2009 final.Nadal, who is gunning for a 17th major title, was hampered by a knee injury at the tail-end of the 2017 season.It forced him to skip the lead-up Brisbane International this month, and he only had a one-match workout at the exhibition Kooyong Classic in Melbourne ahead of the Open.Nadal needs to reach the quarter-finals to be certain of retaining his world number one ranking, with Federer breathing down his neck.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments