Anker’s new PowerPort III Nano charger is three times as powerful

Today we headed to Anker Innovations to check out Anker’s new PowerPort III Nano charger that is optimized to fast-charge the new iPhone 12 and comes in a cute size that fits in your pocket.

It is the smallest wall charger capable of charging the new iPhones up to 3 times faster than a stock charger. The charger, dubbed the Anker Powerport III Nano is the slimmest and lightest in the new line of portable chargers from Anker.

Small, yet mighty
The most attractive thing about the PowerPort III Nano is its size, with a body measuring the same as a 5W stock smartphone charger PowerPort III Nano is small enough to comfortably fit in your front pocket. It features one single USB-C port capable of dispensing up to 20W of power using the Power Delivery standard. The USB-C port features Anker proprietary PowerIQ 3.0 technology, which has been updated and optimized to be fully compatible with the iPhone 12’s fast-charging protocol. This allows the Nano to charge the new iPhone 12 up to 50% in 30 minutes.

Riverbed Global User Conference Registration Now Open — Virtual Event Scheduled for November 17

Free one-day virtual event focused on helping organizations maximize performance and visibility for any user, network, app, anywhere

User Conference to feature 30+ technical breakout sessions with Riverbed experts, customers and partners and includes success showcase with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Riverbedtoday announced that it opened registration for the Riverbed Global User Conference 2020, a free one-day virtual event on November 17, 2020 that includes: 30+ technical sessions with Riverbed experts, customers and partners; General Session Keynotes featuring CEO Rich McBee, Chief Development Officer Dante Malagrino, CMO Subbu Iyer, and special guests on IT and business trends and how to prepare for a work-from-anywhere future; and an Expo Hall with the latest innovations in cloud and SaaS app performance, remote workforce productivity, and unified network performance management (NPM), as well as offerings from Riverbed’s partner community.

LinkedIn: Register for the free one-day virtual Riverbed Global User Conference 2020 on November 17 to help organizations maximize performance and visibility for any user, network, app, anywhere:

The event will bring more than 1,000 attendees together with Riverbed leaders, customers, partners and industry experts to discuss how Riverbed’s visibility and performance solutions and tools can help propel organizations forward to succeed in the current business environment and into the future. Partners, customers and industry influencers participating in the event include leaders and experts from Microsoft, Shell, SBA (Small Business Association), Capital One, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Landform, Gigamon, Versa, Netskope, analyst firm ESG, industry group ONUG and many others. Among the Fire Side sessions planned for the event is an exclusive Q&A with King Abduallah University of Science and Technology who have utilised Riverbed’s solutions to gain end-to-end visibility across its entire network.

“Cloud adoption and digitization had already been growing rapidly for years, but in 2020, the world met an unforeseen pandemic that put IT plans into overdrive, and all operating models have been put to the test,” said Subbu Iyer, CMO, Riverbed.  “In response, forward-thinking organizations are prioritizing investments in digital transformation, accelerating work-from-anywhere models, and strengthening operational resilience. The Riverbed Global User Conference will give attendees the inspiration, essential capabilities, and how-to advice needed to maximize performance and visibility of any network for any application to all users, anywhere.”

What: Riverbed Global User Conference 2020

When: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: Middle East: 11:30am – 8:00pm GST / 10:30am – 7:00pm Arabian Standard Time

Where: Free virtual event


A sampling of the over 30 sessions that will cover use cases, demos, best practices and roadmaps, delivered in a flexible learning environment, include the following:

Roadmap Session 1: Visibility  Covering products including Net Profiler, AppResponse, NetIM Parimal Puranik, Vice President Product Management, Riverbed      Understanding the Economic Value and Benefits of Network Performance Monitoring Bob Laliberte, ESG Practice Director and Senior Analyst Heidi Gabrielson, Product Marketing Director    Infrastructure Monitoring with NetIM: Use-Cases and Workflows Jemant Seth, Group Product Manager, Riverbed Jesper Frishe, Technical Director, Riverbed    Machine Learning and AI for Network Operations and Troubleshooting Vincent Berk, Chief Architect Security and Vice President   Troubleshooting with Wireshark Gerald Combs, Director       Roadmap Session 2: Performance Covering products including Steelhead, Client Accelerator, SaaS Accelerator David Winikoff, Vice President Product Management, Riverbed   Maximize SaaS Performance and Quality of Experience with Riverbed SD-WAN Brandon Carroll, Director Technical Evangelism, Riverbed  Matthew Iakhov, SE Manager Americas Enterprise, Versa Networks   Enhanced Teams and Streams Experiences Brandon Carroll, Director Technical Evangelism, Riverbed    SaaS Offerings for the Public Sector  Marlin McFate, Chief Technology Officer, Public Sector   Performance and Visibility for the Public Sector: A Fireside Chat with the Small Business Administration (SBA) Terrence K. Hudgen, Deputy CTO, Director of Engineering, SBA Mort Batchelder, Solutions Engineer, RiverbedA CTO Conversation: Network Resiliency and Security for a Remote Workforce Shehzad Merchant, Chief Technology Officer, Gigamon Vincent Berk, Chief Architect Security and Vice President   Fireside Chat with Riverbed and ONUG Subbu Iyer, CMO, Riverbed Nick Lippis, Co-founder and Co-chair, ONUG   Customer Session: How this AEC Firm Stayed Competitive through a Global Pandemic Kevin Walgren, Technology Lead, Landform Professional Services Alison Conigliaro-Hubbard, Vice President Product Marketing, Riverbed   Customer Session: Widely Distributed Environment Consulting Firm ERM Discusses the Need to Work from Anywhere Ian Trueman, Director of IT Operations, ERM Alison Conigliaro-Hubbard, Vice President       

Suhail Bahwan Automobiles launches General Tire in Oman

Suhail Bahwan Automobiles has unveiled the General Tire range in Oman. General Tire, with a reputation for producing some of the world’s best off-road and on-road tires, and a history stretching back over 100 years, has now arrived on Oman’s motoring scene. Renowned for its ‘Anywhere is possible’ slogan, the brand has been introduced to the Sultanate in partnership with Suhail Bahwan Automobiles LLC and offers a totally new range of safe, reliable and high value tires for car owners in Oman.

Founded in 1915, and now owned by premium tire and automotive technology company Continental, General Tire operates worldwide and manufactures a wide range of tires for passenger cars, trucks and industrial applications. With its rich American heritage, the brand is best known for its robust and durable high-performance SUV and 4×4 tires.

Mr. Karel Kucera, Managing Director, Continental Middle East, said: “General Tire has been waiting for the right moment to introduce the brand to Oman, and this partnership with Suhail Bahwan Automobiles represents exactly such an opportunity. We can now offer Omani motorists a range of tires designed to provide them with total confidence as well as an enjoyable and safe driving experience in varied weather conditions.”

Keeping in line with its business growth objective, Suhail Bahwan Automobiles partnered with Continental Group to launch General Tires in Oman. Commenting on the occasion Sheikh Ahmed Bahwan, Chairman, Bahwan International Group (BIG) said: “We are delighted to enter into this partnership with General Tire, a brand by Continental. Continental’s General Tire is world famous for its superior quality, heritage and performance. This range is surely going to complement the ever-increasing portfolio of automotive products and services that BIG is offering to its discerning customers.”

General Tire – A Brand by Continental

General Tire is headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, USA and has a long history of evolution spanning over 100 years since its foundation in 1915. From early on, the company has produced tires for all types of motor vehicles.

Based on the brand’s American Heritage, General Tire has proven its ability to compete in the ever-changing tire industry with manufacturing and technological advancements for more than 100 years. With manufacturing bases spread across Europe (Germany, France, Portugal, Romania, Czech Republic) and USA, General Tire continues the long tradition of being the customer’s choice when it comes to Quality, Value and Performance. The brand is driven by its core values – Performance, Reliability and American Heritage.

Today, General Tire has a large and interesting choice of patterns and sizes. Its range includes tough, durable and ultra-high-performance tires for Passenger Cars, Light Vans, SUVs and Off-road 4×4 to meet customers’ needs.

Continental Group acquired General Tire in 1987. Today, General Tire delivers car, truck, and industrial tires to customers all around the world. It also equips 4×4 vehicles with special tires. Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for the sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2019, Continental generated sales of €44.5 billion and currently employs about 240,000 people in 59 countries and markets.

General Tire Range in Oman

Suhail Bahwan Automobiles has introduced two patterns of General tires which are made in Europe and USA – ALTIMAX and GRABBER

ALTIMAX comes in four patterns ALTIMAX ONE, ALTIMAX ONE S, ALTIMAX COMFORT and ALTIMAX SPORT that primarily caters for the Passenger and Luxury car segment. General Altimax‘s new Passenger Summer line provides reliable performance for everyday driving with outstanding grip in dry and wet conditions and significantly improved tread life.

GRABBER offers four patterns GRABBER GT, GRABBER HTS-60, GRABBER AT-3 and GRABBER X-3, which offer asymmetric state-of-the-art pattern design for fast and powerful SUVs/4×4 vehicles. General Grabber keeps the very good performance of the Grabber HP/UHP and offers improved performance in safety, handling and comfort. Grabber tires are the tough highway terrain all-season tires that provide the perfect synergy of comfort, durability and performance for light trucks, SUVs and crossovers.

Both the ALTIMAX and GRABBER patterns come with RTM (Replacement Tire Monitor) technology that provides the user with a warning when the tire is worn and has to be replaced. Also, VAI (Visual Alignment Indicator) technology allows the user to check wheel misalignment to avoid irregular wear of the tires.

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Pearl Yachts’ flagship model, the Pearl 95, will make its North American debut at the upcoming FLIBS 2020. She will be displayed alongside her smaller sister, the Pearl 80.

Both stunning motoryachts feature exterior design by the renowned Bill Dixon and luxurious interiors from the award-winning Kelly Hoppen.  

Pearl Yachts is pleased to announce the yard’s presence at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2020, hosted in Florida over October 28th to 1st November, along with its exclusive dealer for North America & the Caribbean Atlantic Yacht & Ship. The 29m flagship of the British yard, the Pearl 95 RPH, will make her official US debut at this year’s show alongside the smaller 24m Pearl 80 Flybridge.

Pearl 95: US Debut

The Pearl 95 is the largest model in Pearl Yachts’ growing line of superyachts and features sleek exterior lines from Bill Dixon’s renowned studio in the UK. Accommodating up to 10 guests and a crew of five, her luxurious interior design comes from the award-winning South African-born but UK-based interior designer Kelly Hoppen. Since the model’s launch in 2018, the Pearl 95 has been met with industry-wide acclaim, taking the title of ‘Best Interior Design – Power Yachts’ and ‘Best Main Saloon’ at the International Yacht and Aviation Awards 2019, as well as ‘Best Layout’ at the World Yachts Trophies 2018.

Looking forward to the Pearl 95’s US premiere, Iain Smallridge, Pearl Yachts Managing Director, states: “With the first hull in the Pearl 95 sold in 2018 and two additional units sold in 2019, the Pearl 95 is a resounding success. With superb performance, a shallow draft and award-winning layout, she is ideally suited to the American market and to cruising tastes in this fantastic region. We look forward to exhibiting at the Fort Lauderdale Show in a couple of weeks and are thrilled to be showcasing her there.”

PEARL 80: Recipe for Success

On display in Fort Lauderdale alongside the Pearl 95 will be the Pearl 80. Another collaboration between Bill Dixon and Kelly Hoppen, the Pearl 80 was first revealed in the ‘18 model-year and has since sold extremely worldwide. Commenting on the Pearl 80’s recipe for success, Dixon says: “Apart from the obvious attributes of style and performance, the Pearl 80 wins by being adventurous in design, offering clients unique and interesting solutions to enhance tomorrows yachting lifestyle.” Complete with jet ski garage and hydraulic bathing platform, the Pearl 80 offers accommodation for up to eight guests.

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2020 will take place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from October 28th – 1st November. Atlantic Yacht & Ship will be present for the duration of the Fort Lauderdale show and will be delighted to meet you at Dock F, slips 622 – 624. Get in touch to schedule an onboard tour of the Pearl 95 or Pearl 80.