Introducing the VCE Technical Resource Center

first_imgContent on the go – Today’s workplaces are incredibly flexible and it’s rare that someone is sitting at their desk all day. People need and expect access to information at all times, wherever they are.  Now you have that flexibility with VCE content.  Our Technical Resource Center is available and sizes appropriately for all your mobile devices. If you’re like me, you clearly remember experiences where you’ve wasted valuable time trying to find something you need on the internet or a company’s website.  I can name the times I’ve gone in search of help, thinking it’s going to be a waste of time, only to be pleasantly surprised that I quickly found the exact instructions I needed to resolve a problem.  That is the exactly the type of experience VCE strives to provide.Technology today aids companies in improving this experience like never before. We know that at VCE, and we get how important it is to get our users to the help they need quickly! Our customers have complex, demanding jobs and it’s our job to make their jobs easier.Here are 6 of the new features we are launching today with our VCE Technical Resource Center that will greatly help in getting our users to the exact information they need, when they need it!Simple access – Our technical content is now available in 1 centralized location, linked to from many locations. By going directly to https://docs.vce.com/, or by clicking a link from our various portals and software, you are brought to an easy-to-use Technical Resource Center with multiple features enabling you to quickly get to the exact content you need. Full Text Searching – Searching is a method of finding information that is just expected today. We now make it easier for our users by providing the capability to search not just within one document or one product, but across all of our technical content.  Our new portal features the search box, front and center, directing users to the quickest way to find what they need.Filtering – Although searching may be the simplest and initial method we all gravitate to, the search results we get can sometimes be overwhelming. Try searching on just women’s shoes on Zappos! You’ll quickly be presented with tens of thousands of available shoes. But intelligent filtering gets me quickly to what I need (hmmm, as someone with a closet full of shoes, is it need or want? Tough call!). Today you can have the same experience with VCE technical content. We now allow you to filter by the type of system, the component within the system, software offerings, solutions, RCM or type of content – helping you quickly narrow down the search results and present only the content you need.Personalization – With so much content available, when I finally find content I need, I want to save it so I don’t have to search again. Sometimes that means downloading content to my desktop, sometimes it means bookmarking. Today you can do both of those and more, with our new My Docs feature.  You can save content you find, reorganize content, create a custom PDF and download any PDF to be used later.center_img Immediate feedback – Asking for and listening to our customer’s feedback is what makes VCE so great. It is how our company started and continues to be at the core of everything we do.  Now we make it easy for our users to quickly give us feedback on the technical content we deliver, how we deliver it and request any additional information that is needed.  With the click of a button, users are directly in touch with our engineering teams who can respond to questions.So check out the new VCE Technical Resource Center (https://docs.vce.com/ )today and let us know what you think. We love to hear from our users and will continue to work to enhance this experience.last_img read more

Petr Cech happy to spread the praise for Arsenal win

first_imgGoalkeeper Petr Cech believes Arsenal’s collective team effort rather than his crucial saves was key to beating Bayern Munich – but knows more hard work lies ahead if the Gunners are to reach the knockout stages of the Champions League. Arsene Wenger’s men battled to a hard-earned 2-0 victory over the runaway Bundesliga leaders at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night, kickstarting their European campaign following successive defeats. The final result, however, could have been very different but for the intervention of Cech, the veteran former Chelsea stopper making his first Champions League appearance for the Gunners this season, replacing the injured David Ospina, who was at fault for one of the goals in the 3-2 home defeat by Olympiacos last month. Ozil’s late effort was clawed out from behind the line by Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer – who made a remarkable first-half save from Theo Walcott’s point-blank header – before the goal was awarded by the additional referee. The German World Cup winner is confident Arsenal can continue their momentum when they resume Barclays Premier League action at home to Everton on Saturday. “We have to believe in ourselves, keep working hard and then we will be on a good path,” Ozil said on Arsenal Player. “I am really satisfied with my performances. I am on a good way, I feel at ease and you can see that the team and the manager give me their trust.” Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set for a spell on the sidelines after the Wales international was forced off during the second half with a hamstring injury. Wenger confirmed: ” He is all right, but very down because he told me that his hamstring is quite a tough one. He is out (for Saturday).” Cech, though, preferred to focus on the efforts of all the players and not just his key contribution in producing a fine early reaction save to deny Thiago Alcantara and then deflecting over a close-range shot form Robert Lewandowski shortly before substitute Olivier Giroud headed Arsenal in front after 77 minutes. Mesut Ozil netted a second in stoppage time. “Everybody was doing their bit and I was trying to do my bit,” said the 33-year-old, who won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2012/13. “I am pleased with my performance because whenever they managed to get through our defensive block I was there to help my team-mates, but I am pleased with the team’s performance as I thought we had been up for the game. “Obviously if Thiago had scored early in the game then they would have had control of the game, so it was a very important save at the start. T hen I am obviously glad I made the save against Lewandowski as in that moment we could have been 1-0 down, instead in a few minutes we were 1-0 up and that basically decided the game.” Arsenal remain bottom of Group F on head-to-head record, but are now level on points with Dinamo Zagreb, who have a minus five goal difference. The English side travel to Germany next month and will need other results to go their way to stay on course for the knockout stages, with Olympiacos having won 1-0 away to Dinamo to move on to six points, the same as Bayern. Cech said: “Obviously we are back in the game (for qualification), but our position has not changed much as Olympiacos won their game and obviously that have the home advantage in the next leg (against Dinamo) so we still need more points. “We go to Munich knowing we can compete with them and we are positive that we are going in another game where we can get points and obviously it will depend on how the game will go, but it has been a great night here and so let’s see what will happen in the future.” Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: NFL going virtual for upcoming draft

first_imgThe reduction is equal to four months of salary but would be reduced to only two months if the current season is completed.The league adds “it remains understood that the clubs will define the agreements directly with their members.”Serie A has been suspended since the government ordered a nationwide lockdown nearly a month ago. Twelve rounds remain along with four games that were postponed from the weekend of Feb. 22. The Italian Cup semifinals also were interrupted after the first leg.At least 15 players have tested positive for COVID-19.___ In a memo sent to the 32 teams, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell outlined procedures for the April 23-25 draft. The guidelines include no group gatherings.“We have reviewed this matter in the past few days with both the competition committee and CEC (a group of league executives),” Goodell said, “and this will confirm that clubs will conduct their draft operations remotely, with club personnel separately located in their homes.”The draft originally was scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, but the NFL canceled all public events last month as a safeguard against the coronavirus.___The heads of the ATP and WTA professional tennis tours tell the AP that they are coordinating with each other as they weigh how to reschedule the sport’s calendar for whenever play can resume after the COVID-19 pandemic. The NFL is planning a telethon to aid coronavirus relief efforts during the draft from April 23-25, according to two people familiar with the league’s plans.The people tell The Associated Press that the league hopes its massive reach will raise awareness and funds in battling the pandemic. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the telethon has not been announced publicly.Details on conducting the telethon and charities that will benefit will be released soon.Since the NFL’s business year began on March 18, the league has conducted free agency even as team facilities have been shut down and travel has been barred. Its biggest offseason event is the draft, which was scheduled for Las Vegas but now will be done remotely, with ESPN and NFL Network televising the proceedings.— Reporting by AP Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner ___The mother of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has died after contracting the coronavirus.The Premier League club says Dolors Sala Carrió died near Barcelona in the city of Manresa. She was 82.City says “everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends.”Guardiola has coached City since 2016. He previously coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Spain is expected to remain in a nationwide lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic until April 26. The country has more than 135,000 confirmed cases of the new virus with more than 13,000 deaths.Smolov wrote on Instagram that because of the closure of borders “I have found myself obligated to return to Russia to be closer to my family.”Smolov says he is “very grateful to Celta for its support and I want to emphasize that I informed the club about every step.”Spanish media reported the 30-year-old Smolov flew home on a private jet for the 18th birthday of Maria Yumasheva. She is the granddaughter of former Russian President Boris Yeltsin. Smolov published photos on Instagram in January showing him and Yumasheva together on vacation. ___ Formula One race team ROKiT Williams Racing is putting an unspecified number of employees on furlough through the end of May.The team also announced senior management officials and the team’s two drivers, Carlos Sainz of Spain and Lando Norris of Britain, have taken a 20% pay cut that began April 1.“These decisions have not been taken lightly,” the team’s statement read. “However, our aim is to protect the jobs of our staff at Grove (the team headquarters) and ensuring they can return to full-time work when the situation allows.”The move follows a similar announcement last week by McLaren’s F1 team.___ ___The Italian soccer players’ association has rejected a proposal from Serie A clubs to reduce salaries by a third if the season does not resume as “shameful and unmanageable.”Serie A said earlier that the guideline measure was agreed on by 19 of the 20 clubs. Juventus already reached a similar deal with its players.The reduction would be equal to four months of salary but would be reduced to only two months if the season is completed.Players’ association vice president Umberto Calcagno says in Gazzetta dello Sport that Serie A’s proposal makes “clear the intention to make only the players pay for the eventual damages from the crisis.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes. April 6, 2020 The list of players who will “compete” will be released later.The Madrid Open was supposed to be played May 1-10, but the entire European clay circuit was abandoned by the ATP and WTA. Both tours are suspended until at least July 13.Wimbledon was canceled entirely for 2020, while the French Open has been postponed from May until September.___Houston Astros pitcher Joe Smith and his wife, TNT sideline reporter Allie LaForce, have started a program to donate meals to medical workers in Ohio and Texas hospitals during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Latest: NFL going virtual for upcoming draft Associated Press ___Celta Vigo forward Fedor Smolov has left his confinement in Spain to be closer to his family back home in Russia.Smolov says he informed the Spanish club of his plan and had its support. The club says the player “repeatedly requested permission to travel to Russia for a personal matter” but “the Spanish league did not authorize it.” Celta says Smolov reported his whereabouts and was committed to return after the personal issues were resolved. It says Smolov would still be subjected to possible penalties for breaking the club’s internal regulations. Moore says the club still wants to “ensure the entire workforce is given as much protection as possible from redundancy and/or loss of earnings during this unprecedented period” but is now seeking “alternative ways to operate while there are no football matches.”Liverpool leads the league with 25 points and nine games to go in a season that has been indefinitely suspended.Moore says “despite the fact we were in a healthy position prior to this crisis, our revenues have been shut off, yet our outgoings remain.”___Manchester United has told staff they will all remain on full pay without any of them being furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic.center_img Chicago’s eight pro teams and mayor Lori Lightfoot are teaming up to encourage residents to stay home to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.The Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox as well as the WNBA’s Sky, MLS’ Fire and National Women’s Soccer League’s Red Stars are joining with the mayor in the “We Are Not Playing” campaign to promote compliance with Illinois’ stay at home order.The initiative will kick off with billboards around Chicago and digital and social media advertisements. Player videos will come online in the next phase.“I am grateful to each of our hometown teams for stepping up and doing their part by joining in this call for every neighborhood and community,” Lightfoot said in a statement. “They’re not playing, and neither are we. The more we stay home and act responsibly, the more lives we’ll save, and the sooner we’ll be able to get our city back on track and enjoying the games we love.”___ ___The Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers have issued a challenge to area residents: Raise $200,000 for the city’s 12 community centers by noon Thursday and the two professional teams will kick in an extra $420,000.The community centers are helping to feed, support and care for vulnerable residents during the current COVID-19 pandemic.“There is no more important time to strengthen them, and we are encouraging everyone who can to chip in. We thank our friends at the Colts and are proud to join them in supporting our neighbors,” Pacers Sports & Entertainment president Rick Fuson said.The announcement comes one day after Colts owner Jim Irsay donated more than 10,000 of the hard-to-find N-95 masks to the Indiana State Department of Health for health care workers. ___Serie A says it has unanimously decided to reduce player salaries by a third if the season does not resume.The Italian soccer players’ association has not yet signed off on the deal.The league says in a statement that the guideline measure was agreed on by 19 of the 20 clubs. Juventus already reached a similar deal with its players.The league says the agreement is “a common line of action to contain” salaries for “players, coaches and members of first squads.” Premier League rival Tottenham has faced criticism for placing some non-playing staff on a scheme that sees the government fund wages.United emailed its full-time staff on Monday morning and encouraged them to volunteer for the National Health Service or in their communities if their workload has been reduced or they cannot work from home due to the COVID-19 outbreak.For around 950 non-match-day, part-time workers, United is covering their average weekly pay based on hours worked between December and February. That commitment has been extended from the end of April until June 1.United is also paying around 3,000 part-time match-day personnel for the remaining Premier League games they would have worked this season.The season has been on hold since last month. No date has been set for the resumption of games. Washington Capitals coach Todd Reirden says he and his family are taking special precautions amid the new coronavirus pandemic because 17-year-old son Travis has a common variable immune deficiency.“We’ve really had to be careful about what we’re bringing into the house and not leaving and making sure that if we do go out and do something, that we basically leave all of our clothes at the door and make sure that they get washed and wash our hands and make sure we’re really making the right choices because it can get scary for someone like him,” Reirden said Monday.Reirden says his family opted to stop having a nurse come to the house and give Travis plasma treatments for multiple reasons. He says his son didn’t want a nurse taking up four to six hours a trip when that time could be better used to treat patients with more urgent needs, and the family thought it better not to have another person in the house.Travis was out of school earlier this year because of the flu, and his parents continued to hold him out when COVID-19 became a serious concern. A doctor visit in mid-March before the NHL season was suspended turned up positive bloodwork and gave the Reirdens enough confidence that Travis was in a good spot healthwise.They continue to monitor the situation. ___Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum and Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal are each pledging $250,000 to help provide meals for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic in Boston and St. Louis. Tatum made the announcement on Instagram.The pledges will benefit Feeding America, the St. Louis Food Bank and Greater Boston Food Bank. Both Tatum and Beal are natives of St. Louis. “Just trying to find a way where I could be of some assistance during this time and always find a way to give back,” Tatum said during a conference call on Monday. ___Liverpool will no longer use a government scheme to furlough some non-playing staff after a backlash against the use of public cash by the wealthy European champions.Liverpool chief executive Peter Moore says “we believe we came to the wrong conclusion last week to announce that we intended to apply to the Coronavirus Retention Scheme and furlough staff due to the suspension of the Premier League football calendar, and are truly sorry for that.”Under a job retention scheme implemented to help businesses survive the national lockdown, staff can be put on furlough and receive 80% of their salaries from the government, up to a maximum of 2,500 pounds ($3,000) a month.Liverpool had said it would top up salaries to ensure staff still received the full amount, but that still means using public funds to pay some staff. “We are really on top of him and how he is feeling and right now,” Todd said.___The 2020 Madrid Open, one of more than 30 professional tournaments canceled or postponed because of the novel coronavirus, is going to be contested April 27-30 by tennis players holding controllers instead of rackets.The clay-court tournament on Monday announced its plan to go virtual, saying it will involve “the world’s biggest tennis stars squaring off from their own homes.”There will be 150,000 euros (about $160,000) in prize money each for the men’s and women’s events, with the winners deciding how much they want to donate to tennis players who are having a hard time financially without any tournaments to enter. An additional 50,000 euros (about $55,000) will be given to reduce the social impact of the pandemic. The hypotheticals include extending the season beyond November by moving tournaments that already have been postponed to dates later in the year.As of now, both tours have suspended play until at least July 13 because of the novel coronavirus outbreak.Wimbledon, which is run by the All England Club, was canceled for the first time since 1945.WTA Chairman Steve Simon says the women’s tour is “considering an extension to the current 44-week season to enable more tournaments to take place” in order to “maximize earning possibilities” for players left without the possibility of earning income by competing.ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi says the men’s tour is working “with the aim of rescheduling as many tournaments as possible.” Through Project FRONTLINE the couple is funding the first 250 meals, which will be delivered to Mercy Hospital in Lorain, Ohio, on Wednesday. Another 300-500 meals are going to Harris Health in Houston on Tuesday.LaForce said over the phone from Florida that former Browns Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas has donated and the couple has been in contact with Cavaliers forwards Kevin Love and Larry Nance Jr. about expanding the program.Smith and LaForce are both Ohio natives.“We’re hoping people can kick in anything, $10 or $20, for a cause to help people who are putting their lives on the line every single day,” LaForce said.___ FIFA is providing global coordination with competition organizers to provide flexibility to ensure coronavirus-derailed seasons can be completed with as little financial turmoil as possible.FIFA does not set the dates of domestic or continental club competitions but does oversee the implementation of two transfer windows during the year.A FIFA task force has been exploring the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and has backed flexibility in shifting the transfer windows and extending player contracts to allow seasons to be completed.A final decision will be made by the FIFA Bureau. That body includes the presidents of the six regional confederations.UEFA has already determined that competitions in Europe can run beyond the June 30 cut-off for player contracts. Cost-cutting is underway at many clubs and federations to deal with the financial impact of games not being played.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more