[The Source Podcast] Partner Spotlight – World Wide Tech

first_imgDell EMC partners continue to make the difference. Our partners deliver on the promise of IT, digital, security and workforce transformation. The Global Partner Summit at Dell Technologies World was the perfect opportunity for our partners to get the latest details on our plans and strategies moving forward.“It’s about leaning into the future because the opportunity is massive for partners if you think about what’s going to happen with digital transformation over the next several years,” Joyce Mullen, president, Global Channel, OEM & IoT, Dell EMC told CRN.We also leverage the time to listen to those partners, and that’s exactly what “The Source – Partner Spotlight” is all about. For this episode I’m joined by Scott Miller, senior director Partnerships at World Wide Tech (WWT).As a Dell EMC Titanium Black partner, WWT is a leading provider of advanced converged infrastructure, storage, private and hybrid cloud, virtualization, data protection and availability, security and big data analytics solutions.“Titanium Black Partners are innovating in incredible ways,” John Byrne, president, North America Commerical Sales, Dell EMC, noted here on Direct2DellEMC last year. “They understand the four transformations as essential, and are helping their customers prepare for tomorrow… today.”In this episode recorded at the Global Partner Summit at Dell Technologies World, Miller and I talked agile development, and transformation — both internally and with our end customers.For more information visit www.wwt.com or drop Scott an email scott.miller@wwt.comGet Dell EMC The Source app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, and Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play.Dell EMC The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

A Message About Our National Parks from Vice Presidential Candidate Tim Kaine

first_imgWhen I need to unplug from the noise of politics, I ditch the suit and tie for a few hours, lace up my hiking boots, and hit Virginia’s great outdoors.From the Eastern Shore to the Cumberland Gap, Virginia is blessed with some of the finest natural resources of any state in America. There’s no better time to get out and enjoy those resources than 2016—the 100th anniversary of America’s national parks. To commemorate this anniversary, my staff and I will visit every one of Virginia’s national parks this year. I kicked off this effort on April 11th when I joined National Park Service (NPS) employees, local officials, park advocates, and a few sure-footed reporters on the Stony Man Trail in Shenandoah National Park.I’m embarking on this effort for several reasons. First, I want to draw attention to Virginia’s national parks, which are terrific assets, both for recreation and Virginia’s economy. People come from all over the country and world to hike the Appalachian Trail, to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, to watch the ponies run at Assateague Island, to celebrate America’s founding at Jamestown and Yorktown, and to reflect on the sacrifices made on the hallowed battlefields of the Civil War. Aside from their immeasurable intrinsic value, these places are also an economic boon for surrounding communities, particularly in rural areas.Mountain laurel at Thoroughfare Overlook, on Skyline Drive in ShMountain laurel at Thoroughfare Overlook, on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National ParkSecond, I wanted to thank the hard-working men and women of the National Park Service. You’ve probably heard that 1 in 9 Virginians is a veteran, but the Commonwealth is also home to tens of thousands of non-military federal workers. It’s easy to score points by blasting government bureaucrats, but let’s not forget the overwhelming majority of federal employees who work every day to make the federal government more efficient and more accountable. These park rangers put the “service” in National Park Service, and their work benefits all of us.Third, I’d like to use this occasion of the NPS Centennial to trumpet publicly that we need to be doing a better job managing these assets. Across the country, NPS has a $6 billion maintenance backlog, including $163 million of maintenance needs in Virginia and $27 million for Shenandoah National Park alone. Much of this is simple but important—staffing ranger stations, keeping trails visible, making sure rest stops are clean, making sure lights are on in visitor centers—and those are only non-transportation needs. If you count all the roads and bridges that need rehabbing, the total number to nearly $12 billion.A key example of our infrastructure challenge in Virginia is the Arlington Memorial Bridge, which is owned by the National Park Service and connects two other NPS assets: Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. NPS has announced that if it is not replaced, it will have to close to traffic as soon as five years from now and building a new bridge would cost $250 million. That’s equal to last year’s entire NPS transportation budget for the whole country. Closing the Memorial Bridge would be a major traffic headache for 68,000 daily vehicles, as well as a sad commentary on our nation’s inability to invest adequately in infrastructure.This backlog didn’t accrue overnight or because of any one party or official, but it was driven by some short-sighted budget decisions. One of these was sequestration, one of those Washington terms that basically means using a meat-axe to make budget cuts without doing any homework about whether the cuts are in the right places. Exacerbating that was the government shutdown of October 2013, which shuttered our national parks during one of the most popular months of the year. It’s easy to let your eyes glaze over when you see yet another story about budget cuts, but those numbers matter. When you apply a sequestration budget to the National Park Service, what it literally means is that finite personnel and resources are stretched even thinner, more projects like the Memorial Bridge fall through the cracks, and things start to look run-down. Starving our national parks to reduce the budget deficit by a drop in the ocean is the epitome of penny-wise, pound-foolish. This NPS Centennial is a great opportunity to turn this situation around and encourage Congress to make smarter budget decisions moving forward.Fourth and finally, being out in nature keeps me humble. The Blue Ridge is more than a billion years old, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the world. Standing atop a place like Stony Man and amid mountains that were here before humanity itself, I always regain a healthy perspective on all the short-term matters that consume so much attention – the next news cycle, the next election. By the same token, we should never overlook that we small humans have managed to make big changes to this environment in a very short time. Walking through Shenandoah and hearing about the impacts of climate change—from extreme storms to invasive species to changing wildlife migration patterns—drives home the reality that while we may be small and ephemeral, we also possess awesome power that we must exercise wisely and not carelessly.Last year, Pope Francis published an encyclical on the environment. I particularly appreciated his theme that we should think of our planet not just as a trove of resources for us to tap until they are exhausted but as a sacred responsibility whose well-being is up to every generation to preserve for the next.The national parks are America’s way of assuming the mantle of this responsibility. I’m going to be in the parks a lot this year, spending time with family and friends as well as doing everything I can to advocate for taking care of these assets, which bolster our communities and enrich our spirits. See you out there.last_img read more

Ex-Long Beach Councilman Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Michael FagenA former Long Beach City Councilman was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in Nassau County jail for of filing for unemployment benefits to which he was not entitled.Michael Fagen had been convicted in January of offering a false instrument for filing and petit larceny.Judge Meryl Berkowitz also sentenced Fagen, who was removed from office after his conviction, to five years of probation and ordered him to pay restitution to the New York State Department of Labor.Prosecutors said the 56-year-old ex-lawmaker began receiving $405 per week in Unemployment Insurance Benefits from the state in September 2009, two months before was elected to a four-year term as a city councilman.The full-time position earned Fagen a yearly salary of $19,828 upon his inauguration in January 2010.Fagen failed to disclose his employment with the government and as a salesman for a hotel membership benefits company while he received unemployment benefits.last_img read more

Bicikademija – a platform for the promotion of cycling tourism is expanding to the island of Rab

first_imgThe platform for the promotion of cycling tourism, Bicikademija, continues to expand to other regions and destinations. After Slavonia and Istria, the latest cycling studio is the Island of Rab.The cycling study consists of 7 exams – Paradise Beach, Sveti Nikola, Ciganka Beach, Stolac Lookout, Zlatni Zalaz, Rab City and Dundo Forest.The Bicikademija project is an innovative and interactive approach to the promotion of a certain area as a desirable cycling tourist destination. The bicycle academy consists of a web platform and a mobile application to which the user (Bike Student) registers, who receives a virtual index after this process. The index consists of studies that represent specific areas. Each Study consists of an exam (location). The Student’s task is to register and log in to the system, tour the locations by bicycle, check and take photos and thus take the exam.In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”Rab Bike Academy was financed by the Tourist Board of the Municipality of Lopar, where they will find prizes for the winners who pass this Bike Academy Study.It is estimated that there are over 60 million active cyclists in Europe, generating over 50 billion euros in consumption. Also, cyclists in the destination spend about 30 percent more than “classic” tourists, most often traveling in pairs or in groups of several people and are logically mobile and do not stay long in one place.Bicikademija is a great innovative and interactive project that, together with partners, could be a great story. The first step has been made, now it is up to others to give support, both financial and logistical, to bring the project to life on the ground in full glory as a complete tourist story. Otherwise, tourist destinations are interested in it, they have almost a product, embrace it and tell stories.Find out more about the whole project herelast_img read more

Not all unions are created equal

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion In reference to Frank Coleman’s March 6 letter, there are unions and there are unions. Private-sector unions are and have been badly needed over the years, i.e., to counter the enormous profit pressure on company management. Public-sector unions serve little legitimate purpose, since bureaucrat management is not under similar pressure to control costs. You simply gradually and quietly increase taxes as salaries go up and employees are added.Books have been written arguing the various pros and cons of the above, but fundamentally cost pressure is the issue.Over time, the impact has become huge. For example, the area surrounding the seat of federal government (Washington, D.C.) is by far the richest locale of the nation. Local public-sector workers may manipulate the bureaucratic system and retire on pensions several times that of similar private-sector workers. A private-sector worker can be terminated almost at will; public-sector workers almost cannot be terminated. Now I recognize this is a highly charged, controversial issue. But private and public unions are extremely different in purpose and impact; it could be argued that they should not even be grouped under the same word, union.Clyde MaughanSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:Motorcyclist injured in Thursday afternoon Schenectady crashEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashlast_img read more

People should show ID in order to vote

first_imgJust responding to your editorial regarding voter laws where you don’t feel any proof is necessary. In order to get a driver’s license, one has to provide a previous driver’s license, proof of Social Security, a birth certificate, a passport (expired or active), and two third-party documents proving residence.But to vote, in your opinion, what the heck. Just let anyone do so, because obviously, it’s too hard to obtain proof that you are eligible.But to be eligible to drive, that’s a horse of another color. (Just don’t have an accident with the wrong driver.)Get the picture. Oh, I forgot, your media outlet is totally partisan/biased left-wing Democratic. Thanks for listening.HOWARD PHILIPSONSchenectadyMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady High School senior class leaders look to salvage sense of normalcySchenectady man dies following Cutler Street dirt bike crashEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesSchenectady police reform sessions pivot to online Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinionlast_img read more

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Mount Sinabung erupts again after year of inactivity

first_imgAfter being inactive for more than a year, Mount Sinabung in Karo regency, North Sumatra erupted early on Saturday morning, spewing ash 2,000 meters into the air.The volcanic ash reached Berastagi, which is located around 30 kilometers from the volcano.Muhammad Nurul Asrori of the Sinabung observation post said the volcano began erupting at 1:58 a.m. and continued for one hour. He advised local residents and tourists to stay outside a 3-km radius from the mountain top. “We need to stay cautious because Mt. Sinabung’s status is still at level III, Siaga [Alert],” Nurul said.There were no casualties in the eruption, but several local residents living around the volcano were shocked by the event. The ash covered the residents’ plantation and killed crops.Read also: Threat of Mount Sinabung eruption threatens Lake Lau Kawar tourismA villager of Naman Teran, Pelin Depari, said residents living 5 km from the volcano could hear the mountain rumbling, although they could not see the eruption directly because Sinabung was covered by fog. Topics :center_img “It is traumatic because it has been a year since the last time Mt. Sinabung erupted,” said Pelin on Saturday.He added villagers were now cleaning their houses and fields of the volcanic ash.Karo Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) acting chairman Natanael Perangin-angin said the last time Sinabung erupted was in June 2019. “We thought we were safe. I hope there won’t be another eruption.”He added that at least four districts were affected by the eruption, namely Naman Teran, Merdeka, Berastagi and Dolat Rayat.Although the volcanic ash covered the districts, authorities said no residents had been displaced by the eruption, Natanael went on to say.Officials of the disaster agency, along with local military and police personnel, had distributed 1,500 masks and assisted locals in cleaning the volcanic ash. The local fire department dispatched five trucks to help the cleaning.Read also: Mountains rumbling: Five most active volcanoes in the archipelagoThe 2,460-meter Mt. Sinabung roared back to life in 2010 for the first time in 400 years. After another period of inactivity, it erupted once more in 2013 and has remained highly active since.Sixteen people died in one of Sinabung’s eruptions in 2014. Two years later, another eruption killed seven people.Apart from Mt. Sinabung, volcanic authorities have also placed Mt. Karangetang in North Sulawesi at alert level Siaga.Indonesia is home to about 130 volcanoes because of its position on the Ring of Fire, a belt of tectonic plate boundaries circling the Pacific Ocean where frequent seismic activity occurs. (kuk)last_img read more

This Newstead industrial-chic apartment has hit the market

first_img5a/5 Kyabra St, NewsteadCity skyline views and luxury fittings enhance this contemporary, industrial-style penthouse at 5a/5 Kyabra St, Newstead.Rising over two levels, the apartment was crafted by architect Justin O’Neill and offers four bedrooms and spacious indoor and outdoor living spaces, oriented towards the vistas.Direct lift access leads to the expansive lower level, encompassing lounge and dining areas in an open-plan design. Here, beautiful French oak floorboards contrast with a white colour palette, while extensive glass draws in natural light. 5a/5 Kyabra St, NewsteadThe main also has a dressing room, while its larger ensuite is the epitome of opulence, with Spanish volcano stone basins, black ‘leather quartz’ benchtops, Artedomus Japanese imported wall tiles and imported Italian floor tiles.Further highlights of the residence, which boasts 478sq m of living space, include a Cbus system, Euroluce-designed lighting, automatic blockout blinds and zoned ducted airconditioning. Agent Matt Lancashire said the apartment had been beautifully crafted, and was immediately impressive with its high-quality, industrial-chic finish. “Located within seconds of the incredible lifestyle options of Newstead, New Farm and Teneriffe, even the most fastidious buyer will be impressed by all that this genuine penthouse apartment has to offer,” he said. 5a/5 Kyabra St, NewsteadMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoA nearby formal lounge area boasts glass finish polished concrete, bay windows and a large wall space for artwork, and both zones also have access through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors to separate terraces with a city backdrop. Well-equipped for gourmet creations, the galley kitchen features a suite of quality stainless steel Miele appliances, concrete and stainless steel benchtops, and striking American walnut cabinetry. There’s also an island breakfast bar, scullery and butler’s pantry, while another highlight is the 1000-plus bottle temperature and humidity-controlled wine cellar, on display via large glass doors.Bedrooms are spread across the floorplan, each with neutral decor and carpet flooring. They have either a built-in or walk-in wardrobe, and two of the bedrooms on the upper floor have access to private decks. last_img read more

Harvey Gulf names new board

first_imgHarvey Gulf International Marine’s parent, HGIM Corp., appointed a new board of directors to serve following the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 proceedings.The seven-member board includes two current members remaining on the board and five new members, the company said in a statement.Shane Guidry remains the chairman of the board and chief executive officer for HGIM Corp. Guidry has been with Harvey Gulf for over 30 years and has been the CEO for the company since 1997. He led the company to become the first owner and operator of LNG-powered OSV’s in the United States, as well as the first operator of an LNG bunkering facility in the U.S.Mark Burns brings over 35 years of management and operational experience in the marine and energy industries to Harvey Gulf. Most recently he served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Ensco from 2012 to his retirement in December 2015. Prior to joining Ensco, Burns served twenty-five years with Noble Corporation.Alan Crain has 40 years of experience across various sectors of the international oil and gas industry. He retired as senior vice president, chief legal and governance officer of Baker Hughes.Sherman Edmiston has more than 20 years of experience working with companies undergoing major transitions as a principal investor, investment banker and advisor. Peter Frank contributes extensive investment banking and financial experience to the company. He is a senior managing director on the Black Diamond Private Equity team.Steve Orlando, the founder of Allison Marine Group, James Swent, a proven leader in accounting and finance, as well as international business, with over 35 years of experience working in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and Latin America, also join the board.last_img read more