Find the Fix for Audio or Distorted Sound Issues

first_imgIf audio is important to you, then you might want to check out our XPS 27 All-in-One system with ten discrete speakers designed in conjunction with a Grammy award-winning audio engineer and record producer.Problems with sound on any computer can be frustrating, though. So our Knowledge Base offers tips on how to troubleshoot audio issues with speakers, headphones or microphones on Dell PCs.Direct2Dell is designed to bring you news and stories about Dell people, products, services, partners and customers. Often those customers need support for their Dell products. For that, our Dell Support team continuously updates a library of articles called the Knowledge Base.In an effort to make that information even easier to find when you need it, each Friday I will bring you a list of the most highly reviewed articles with appropriate responses to the latest trends we are seeing in our customer inquiries.With these publications you can stay informed about the latest troubleshooting guides and resolutions across various client system lines.Questions about these issues should be left in our Support Forums where trained staff are available to assist, rather than commenting here on Direct2Dell.You can also contact Dell Customer Service or Dell Technical Support for assistance. And, as always, our @DellCares and @DellCaresPro teams are just a tweet away for help.This week we’ve seen a lot of interest in these topics:Resolving keyboard lag at system password screensThinking about upgrading a video card? This quick video could helpYour one stop shop for Microsoft Office troubleshootingGet the most out of Windows new security features: Hello & Biometric ScannersNo boot device found under Legacy mode? Give this a tryWindows 10 Education version & dim LCD? Check this outEasy solution to fix audio, low volume or distorted sound issuesDell WD15 & TB16 support for #Ubuntu 16.04All about driversResolve performance issues with Adobe After Effects installed on Precision Workstations using the Dell Precision Optimizerlast_img read more

Irish pension reform hinges on ‘favourable economic environment’

first_imgThe minister, leader of the Labour Party, did not provide any date for reform implementation, saying it would depend on a number of factors, including the “presence of a favourable economic environment”.But she insisted the case for reform was solid.Burton has previously said the launch of the new supplementary system would depend on a number of economic indicators, likely to include unemployment falling to a level deemed acceptable in a country that only recently saw the near-collapse and bailout of its baking system.Nor did the speech shed any light on when the URSG would reveal its findings, despite the Department of Social Protection’s previously saying the proposal would be published by the end of 2015.Burton has previously told the Irish Parliament the group has so far convened five times, inviting around 35 stakeholder groups to offer feedback on its proposals.She also said the group had spoken to experts from Australia, New Zealand and the UK – all countries that have introduced either mandatory or soft-mandatory pension systems. Publishing the proposal by the end of the year would allow its being debated prior to the next general election, taking place no later than April 2016, at a time when Burton cannot guarantee her party’s return to power.The URSG has so far conducted informal consultations with stakeholder groups, being advised by the Irish Association of Pension Funds that, due to the “political reality”, an auto-enrolment system might be easier to deliver than one mandating pension saving.The system has previously been referred to by a number of names by the minister – including Shamrock Saver, Celtic Saver and MySaver – but more recently it was christened the Universal Retirement Savings Scheme by the URSG. The reform of Ireland’s second-pillar pension system will not happen without a favourable economic environment, according to the country’s deputy prime minister.Joan Burton said there was broad agreement that the current level of “substandard” pension provision needed to be addressed but accepted that the reform’s authors should also be aware of its impact on labour costs.Speaking at an event hosted by IBEC, Ireland’s employer association, the minister for social protection said she accepted the need for “clear communication” of any path towards reform and the launch of a universal pension system.She noted the Universal Retirement Savings Group (URSG), convened by government earlier this year to draw up a reform proposal, was now considering the new system’s design and timeframe for introduction.last_img read more

FIFA open to salary cap and transfer fee limit proposals

first_imgPARIS, France (AFP) – FIFA President Gianni Infantino on Saturday called for discussions over proposals to introduce salary and transfer fee caps to football in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic.World football’s governing body intends to finalise plans in the coming weeks for a financial relief package following the economic damage caused to the sport by the global health crisis.FIFA announced in April it would release US$150 million (133 million euros) to its 211 member associations “as the first step of a relief plan”. UEFA shortly afterwards said it had allocated 236.5 million euros to its 55 member federations.Last month, the German FA and Bayern Munich Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge urged industry talks about a salary cap and reforming the transfer system to keep football “credible”.“On the financial and governance aspects, I also heard some interesting proposals on a wide range of topics,” Infantino wrote in an open letter to FIFA’s members.“From salary caps to transfer fee caps or other taxation mechanisms, to the possible obligation for governing bodies, competition organisers and clubs to build reserves or to contribute to a reserve fund which can be of assistance in hours of need such as now, I personally advocate for clearer and stricter financial regulations – imposing full transparency and good governance principles, and not only limiting this to the transfer system but to the entire football ecosystem.“FIFA is doing already a lot of work on this area, even if we face some strong vested interests who fight against our plea for a better global governance in our sport.”A recent study by accounting firm KPMG said the transfer value of players in 10 of Europe’s top leagues could plummet by up to 10 billion euros due to the economic crash caused by coronavirus.‘Balanced’ international calendarThe French league, declared over in late April, said it would have to take out a government-guaranteed loan of some 225 million euros to tide over clubs impacted by the loss in income from broadcasters.Last season’s Champions League finalists Tottenham have received a £175-million loan from Bank of England to help them through the crisis, as the club predicted losses of £200 million over the next year.Infantino is hoping to push through the rescue package by the time of the next Fifa council meeting later this month.“The need for top-club football to resume has understandably taken priority, but we must also consider national teams, women’s football, lower-tier domestic leagues, youth and the grass roots game,” Infantino said.“We have to show unity across all aspects of football and make sure football can resume in its globality. This is our priority, and our financial relief plan will also follow this principle.”While domestic leagues are gradually restarting, the international calendar has been decimated, with Euro 2020 and the Copa America both postponed until next year.However, Infantino said a reworked international schedule could be published shortly.“On another very important topic, namely the international match calendar, I am happy to report that we also made some good progress,” he said.“In consultation with different stakeholders, we are closer to present[ing] a balanced solution that takes into account everyone’s challenges and needs.”last_img read more

Former volleyball star Leila Barros now a senator in Brasilia

first_imgNCAA: San Beda preys on hapless Arellano, gets twice-to-beat bonus Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Beach Volleyball Republic founder also hoped Barros’ service will also “inspire many young people to pursue their dreams and make this world a better place for the next generation.”She was also the reason why I wanted to be No. 8 & why I wanted to play volleyball when I was in grade school. 🏐Hoping your senatorial service inspires many young people to pursue their dreams and make this world a better place for the next generation 💙❤️ #SenatorLeilaBarros https://t.co/xo3rDe68NC— Charo Soriano (@itscharosoriano) October 8, 2018 A volleyball superstar close to the heart of Filipinos has won a battle in a different arena.Brazilian Leila Barros, who turned heads during the FIVB Grand Prix held in Manila in August 2000, was recently elected the first female senator in the state Brasilia, her country’s capital.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Much gratitude for the 467,787 people who trusted me and now I promise to honor with much work each and every one of you,” said Barros in a post on her official Facebook account.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chrisscenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Prior to her election as senator, Barros also served Secretary of State for Sports, Tourism and Leisure in her hometown.About two decades ago, the 5-foot-10 opposite hitter led the Brazil women’s national team to a bronze finish in the FIVB Grand Prix held in the country.Her impressive showing in the tournament easily gained the admiration of Filipino fans and inspired young volleyball players during the time when the sport wasn’t at the peak of its popularity.Former Ateneo Lady Eagle Charo Soriano was among the throngs of Filipino fans who congratulated Barros.She said Barros inspired her to play volleyball, which was why she used jersey no. 8 when she played for Ateneo.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener PLAY LIST 01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Meet the man who can extend the Warriors’ All-Stars careers

first_imgNo longer did Stephen Curry feel any pain in his left groin. For about a week, he could complete workouts with full intensity. After each workout, Curry said he felt just as great as he did beforehand.So after missing the previous 10 games with his injury, Curry proclaimed himself ready to play for the Warriors’ marquee game against the Toronto Raptors on Nov. 29. The Warriors’ star, though, encountered a roadblock much more difficult than facing multiple defenders at halfcourt. Dr. Rick …last_img

Investing in commercial property

first_img17 December 2003Foreign investors, mainly from the UK, Ireland and Germany, are increasingly buying South African commercial property as a medium- to long-term investment, according to business information service I-Net Bridge.According to Peter Golding, chief executive officer of Golding Commercial Properties (GCP), a subsidiary of the Pam Golding Properties group, GCP has been receiving ongoing inquiries for commercial property investments of late.Golding told I-Net Bridge that investors are currently looking for commercial properties in South Africa with capital ranging from about R10-million to R200-million to invest.A notable example cited by Golding is that of a “big German financial institution” wanting to invest $20-million (about R128-million) in prime commercial property for a closed end fund.Golding says investors are seeking quality stock and tenant credibility, with a preference for a single, prime commercial A-grade property with a 10-year lease with a branded corporate.And, says Golding, it’s Cape Town which is attracting the most interest.“With its high appeal and tremendous international exposure, Cape Town continues to be seen in an extremely positive light by potential offshore investors who perceive tremendous capital growth in the property market”, Golding told I-Net Bridge.What about the costs? Put simply, that is “not the issue”, he says.Chris Immelman, the head of Golding Commercial Properties’ leasing and sales division, told I-Net Bridge that the demand for quality commercial stock in Cape Town “presents an opportunity for corporates who own their own buildings to consider the benefits of undertaking a corporate sale and leaseback, thereby unlocking capital which can then potentially be better utilised in business.”Golding says that while the national market is currently characterised by a lack of available, quality stock opportunities also exist in centres such as Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Durban and Port Elizabeth.The high demand for residential property in the Boland and Overberg region of the Western Cape is also having a positive impact on the commercial property market in the area.Immelman says the surge in demand for homes in the Helderberg Basin in areas such as Stellenbosch, Gordon’s Bay, Somerset West and Paarl is boosting the demand for commercial property, particularly for the lease and sale of office and retail space.Eugene Muntingh, GCP regional sales manager, says overseas investors are also expressing an interest in this area, with UK and German buyers wishing to invest in fully tenanted property from R5-million upwards.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Cova Tancada – GC1ZW11 – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – November 15, 2012

first_imgA cliff, a cave, and a cachePicture this: Clear blue water, a dark cave, and a treasure. It’s a geocacher’s dream. Well, dream no more, because the geocache really exists and it’s called Cova Tancada (GC1ZW11).The difficulty 3, terrain 4 traditional geocache is located on the largest island of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca. Mallorca is not only home to beautiful beaches and rich history, but a very popular cache. Nearly 260 geocachers have logged a smiley and awarded it 129 Favorite Points since it was published by chrismaxx in October of 2009.Anyone who loves to go for a long, scenic hike when geocaching will appreciate the beauty and reward when logging this cache off the coast of Spain.Inside the caveAccording to the bilingual cache page (German and English), the cave “Sa Cova Tancada del Cap de Menorca” was once used by smugglers who built the entrance to the cave to hide their goods. Those smuggled goods were then transported to the neighboring island, Menorca.The island of Menorca is just 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Mallorca. If the weather permits, geocachers can often catch a glimpse of the nearby island on their way to discover the treasure.To embark on this adventure cachers generally set aside 1.5 hours to get to the cache from the parking location. But, once they reach the cache, time loses all meaning. Even though the cave can be intimidating at times, geocachers have reported that “the view from the end location will have you feeling peaceful and serene.”One geocacher who logged this find writes, “You will sweat, you will be full of joy, and most of all, you will feel so calm when you get to this special place. We were surrounded by a great view and a wonderful group of people. The hike up and down the cliff side was somewhat strenuous, but so worth it. I’m so glad there’s a cache here. Thank you for showing us this great place.”Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] path to the caveShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedPunta de N’ Amer – Cova de ses Crestes GC17QRE GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – August 29, 2011August 29, 2011In “Community”Where Bats Dare — Geocache of the WeekMarch 15, 2017In “Community”Summer vacation inspiration — Es Pontas (GC20APF) — Geocache of the WeekJuly 24, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

USF Presents Computers to Children of Persons Affected by Breast Cancer

first_img It is the most common cancer affecting women. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Estimates, more than 508,000 women died from the disease in 2011. The Universal Service Fund (USF) handed over four laptop computers to the children of persons affected by breast cancer, during its Positively Pink Midday Mingle on October 25 in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Story Highlights The Universal Service Fund (USF) handed over four laptop computers to the children of persons affected by breast cancer, during its Positively Pink Midday Mingle on October 25 in observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.The USF-hosted event, which was held at the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ) Auditorium, Trafalgar Road in Kingston, featured presentations by Harmony Health Clinic and Medical Spa Physician, Dr. Sandra Allen-Knight; Officers and Board members of the USF, and others who shared their personal stories of breast cancer.Several breast cancer survivors were also presented with gift vouchers for spa treatment at the Eden Gardens Resort and Spa in Kingston.Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. the Hon. Andrew Wheatley, who brought greetings at the function, hailed the initiative and stressed the importance of family support for persons battling breast cancer.“In the family structure with husband, wife and children, when the woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and may have to remove her breast, the whole family must support that woman. I am pleased to see that as a society we are maturing and accepting that this is part of the process, and we are more supportive of women affected by this terrible disease,” he said.Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed annually in October internationally in an effort to raise awareness and increase education on early detection, education and treatment of the disease.It is the most common cancer affecting women. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Health Estimates, more than 508,000 women died from the disease in 2011.Women most at risk are over the age of 50 with a family history of breast cancer; have had their first child after age 30; have never had children; or are obese, that is, weighing 40 per cent more than their ideal body weight.Early detection is the best defence. Women are encouraged to do a breast self-examination every month, and have a clinical examination by a physician; and women 40 years and older should do a mammogram at least once a year. Men between 60 and 70 years of age are at increased risk of developing breast cancer.A mammogram is still the number-one screening tool for early detection of breast cancer. It is able to detect lumps two years before they can be felt and has the capacity to detect other abnormalities that indicate the presence of cancer.Additionally, a healthy plant-based diet with limited intake of processed foods and alcohol, and a minimum of 30 minutes’ exercise daily are some simple measures that can be adopted to lower the risk of developing cancer. Breast Cancer Awareness Month is observed annually in October internationally in an effort to raise awareness and increase education on early detection, education and treatment of the disease. last_img read more

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first_imgclick here to see more pictures By FFWPU Colombia, Alejandro Fayad BetancourtWe held a 4-day Divine Principle seminar for Young people, under the theme “Rooting Culture of the Heart” in the city of Cali, Colombia, from October 16 to 19, 2016.In this seminar, 51 young people had the opportunity to renew their life of faith through further studies of the Divine Principle, internal guide. And experienced activities that help strengthen their characters and activities that allow them to understand the heart of Heavenly Parent and True Parents.last_img

Made to play for the final half an hour without Li

first_imgMade to play for the final half an hour without Liam Cooper after he was sent from the field for an uncharacteristic brain explosion, the Saints dug deep for a well-deserved 40-30 win.The visitors took the lead after Ricky bailey failed to knock a speculative grubber dead leaving the ball in the in-goal area.The Saints were under the pump and looking likely to concede again on ten minutes when Tommy Lee shot out from his own line to intercept the pass direct from the play the ball.He took it 20 metres as did Matty Lees then the ball was spread right for make-shift centre Mike Weldon, on to cover for the injured Adam Swift after only six minutes, to further relieve the line. From the play ball Zach Docker-Clay grubbered the ball through for his Rovers team mate Graeme Horne to touch down.The Saints forward pack were dominating their counterparts from over the Lump by this stage forcing error after error and when the ball was put down on half way the Saints turned on the style.The ball was spread right with Bailey and Weldon both taking it to the line which created space for Jordan Gibbons. The winger stepped off his right foot finding space and when he found the full back he just shipped it out to the supporting Horne for his second try in the red vee.The purple patch continued from the kick off as the third member of the Rovers trio Mitch Clarke and Jonah Cunningham drove deep into the visitors. From the play the ball Docker-Clay took it to the line before stepping off his right to go in untouched.The second quarter was a tighter affair as the Saints coughed up too much possession to really put the visitors under any pressure and conceded a second try from a suspiciously forward looking pass.The mood was positive at the break with the aim to get back to dominating the visitors pack and watching them disintegrate again.The Saints took another big advantage from the generosity of the visitors when another knock on in their own half gave the Saints position and Docker-Clay showed his class stepping off his right foot to go through the line and then again to go around the static full back.Matty Costello could have scored Saints fifth try had he pinned back his ears instead of stepping inside to be held up.The melee on the line was where Cooper received his marching orders but the visitors were made to drop out from the original decision. Two great drives from Clarke and Lees and a quick play the ball gave Aaron Smith plenty of time to jump out of dummy half and beat the cover to touch down at the posts.But a Saints knock on in our own half and a still disorganised side could have proved a turning point as the Saints let in three converted tries in a ten minute period to go behind for the first time.It would have been easy to have hid behind the 12 men stat and capitulate at this point but emboldened by the large crowd the Saints dug deep and decided to take the game back to the visitors.And in a fantastic last ten minutes came away with the win. Great defence forced the error and the Saints punished it ruthlessly.With the forwards to the fore led by Matty Lees the Saints were pressurising the line. On the last Bailey grubbered through and Weldon won the chase to touch down and retake the lead.The visitors were metres offside at the kick off and from the restart Clarke and Lees were at it again bulldozing their way through the defence. The ball was spread right from Docker-Clay to Bailey and to Weldon who took three defenders over with him.The final act of redemption was left to another member of the Saints back line that had been described as “soft” by the visitors coaching staff prior to kick off.Clarke, Costello and Bailey had walked the defence back towards their own line and on the last Docker-Clay showed another example of his undoubted talent as he stepped off his right to go through the line before stepping so much that he turned the full back around and left him clutching at his own posts as he offloaded to Weldon. The centre then sent out an overhead miss pass to find Jordan Gibbons unmarked for the touchdown.This was a fabulous advert for Reserves rugby. Coach Talbot was full of praise for his players afterwards and especially the three Rovers players who, like all the others who have pulled on the red vee this season, gave the all for their team mates.His only worry now is how to stop them when the Saints face them next Sunday as a curtain raiser to Rovers next home game!Match Summary:Saints: Tries: Graeme Horne (10 & 15), Zach Docker-Clay (18 & 45), Aaron Smith (50), Mike Weldon (70 & 74), Jordan Gibbons (76). Goals: Jordan Gibbons 4 from 8.Wigan: Tries: Harry Smith 2 (3 & 31), Jack Wells (55), Josh Woods (58), Liam Forsyth (66). Goals: Harry Smith 5 from 5.Half Time: 16-12 Full Time: 40-30Teams:Saints: 1. Ricky Bailey; 5. Jordan Gibbons, 4. Matty Costello, 3. Jake Spedding, 2. Adam Swift; 6. Zach Docker-Clay, 7. Rob Fairclough; 8. Mitch Clarke, 9. Tommy Lee, 10. Matty Lees, 11. Graeme Horne, 12. Jack Ashworth, 13. Jonah Cunningham. Subs: 14. Brad Billsborough, 15. Liam Cooper, 16. Mike Weldon, 19. Aaron Smith.Wigan: 1. Gabriel Fell; 2. Liam Marshall, 3. Liam Forsyth, 4. James Worthington, 5. Dominic Manfredi; 6. Harry Smith, 7. Josh Woods; 8. Callum Field, 9. Joshua Ganson, 10. Joseph Bretherton, 11. Nicholas Gregson, 12. Jack Wells, 13. Kyle Shelford. Subs: 15. Patrick Casey, 16. Oliver Partington, 19. Samuel Kibula, 21. Liam Paisley.last_img read more