Ceph is ideal for implementing software-defined storage (SDS) environments. We are proud to have delivered advanced SDS solutions powered by Ceph for our customers like University Alabama Birmingham, and Monash University. At Red Hat Summit we are previewing new SDS architectures jointly designed by Dell and Red Hat and powered by Ceph. These new SDS architectures illustrate how to fine tune and optimize Ceph storage for IOPS performance and scalability. Visit the Dell kiosk in the Storage Ecosystem Showcase in the expo hall to learn more.Red Hat has announced Ceph Storage 2, At Red Hat Summit Dell will preview a new open source storage solution – the DSS 7000 storage server with Red Hat Ceph Storage 2. We built the DSS 7000 to deliver maximum density and performance. It provides up to 720 TB of storage capacity using today’s 8TB drives. Visit the Dell expo booth #701 to experience the DSS 7000 and Ceph 2 live in person!Cloud performance benchmarking – Dell leading the way The SPEC Cloud IaaS 2016 Benchmark is the first specification by a major industry-standards performance consortium that defines how the performance of cloud computing infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) can be measured and evaluated for cloud platforms, either public or private. Get more details on SPEC Cloud in this recent blog. Dell is the first – and so far only – cloud vendor either private or public to successfully execute the benchmark specification tests and to publish results. Learn more in our session on SPEC Cloud, Wed 06/29, 3:30 PM, room #2007. OpenStack Cloud – yes we have containersThe Dell Red Hat Cloud Solution is now in its 5th generation and is built on the solid foundation of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8, and we integrate the latest generation PowerEdge server platforms with Intel Xeon E5-2600 V4 family of processors. Working with Intel and Red Hat we have completed phase one in our “on-ramp to cloud” program that developed and refined enterprise capabilities for VM migration, Instance HA and Host maintenance capabilities in OpenStack.At Red Hat summit we are pleased to introduce two new validated extensions for our OpenStack cloud solution powered with Red Hat OpenStack Platform.OpenShift by Red Hat: Platform-as-a-service (Paas) empowers developers to easily develop, deploy, and run applications. Integrates with a standardized container model powered Docker and Kubernetes to provide container-based write once/run anywhere capabilities.Red Hat Cloud Forms: Implements a unified management framework with advanced life cycle management and hybrid cloud capabilities across OpenStack and other infrastructure and cloud platforms.Extensions to our core architecture are all thoroughly validated just like the core architecture to ensure a consistent seamless cloud environment that just works. Guidance for implementing and optimizing all of the validated extensions is provided in technical guides posted on Dell Tech Center. Visit the Dell expo booth #701 to learn more about Dell and Red Hat OpenStack cloud solutions.Dell Sessions at Red Hat Summit 2016What is Red Hat Summit without some interesting and compelling sessions! Experience open source with Dell in our sessions and in Tuesday’s general session.Dell Keynote – Tues June 28 1:45pm, Jim Ganthier, Vice President and GM, Engineered Systems, HPC, and CloudEnterprise Ceph: Everyway, your way Tues, June 28, 10:15 am, Room #3007, Amit BhutaniRepeatable, reliable, OpenStack deployments –pipe dream or reality? Thurs, June 30, 4:45pm, Room #2007, Randy PerrymanMeasuring performance in the cloud: A scientific approach to an elastic problem Wed, June 29, 3:30pm, Room #300, Nicholas Wakou Red Hat Summit 2016 is upon us and the theme this year is “Learn. Network. Experience open source.” Dell is proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Red Hat Summit 2016. We invite attendees to experience Dell and Red Hat’s industry propelling solutions powered by open source engines. At this Summit we are showcasing our OpenStack Cloud and Software-defined Storage solutions with Red Hat Ceph, and exploring developments around new cloud performance benchmarks.Storage formally known as Inktank Before Ceph was acquired by Red Hat they were known as InkTank Storage. We have been integrating Ceph into our solutions for a number of years, and it has been a fun journey to work with the Inktank and Ceph teams and watch Ceph evolve and grow into a de facto standard for open source storage. Dell has probably the widest set of solution offerings with Ceph in the industry. At Red Hat summit we are showcasing Ceph in multiple solutions:Ceph plays a key role and is the default storage environment in our Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution. Ceph delivers massively scalable block and object storage and we have engineered this architecture to bring together the combination of a powerful, scalable core architecture with a portfolio of validated extensions. Visit us at Red Hat Summit expo in booth #701, connect and network with Dell experts, and take a deep-dive into trending topics. We hope to see you there!
Growing numbers of civilians employed by the Colombian government to clear coca crops are being killed and injured by landmines, according to the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines (CCCM). Colombia’s drug-running rebel groups plant mines in and around coca fields – the raw ingredient of cocaine – to protect their valuable crop. Colombia’s main guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), is one of the largest planters of mines in the world. It has funded its nearly five decade war against the Colombian government mainly by drug trafficking. “The guerrilla groups have declared a war against this government strategy of using manual eradicators. They plant mines in the areas where eradicators work,” Camilo Serna, operations coordinator at the Bogota-based non-governmental organisation CCCM, told AlertNet. As well as aerial spraying coca crops, the Colombian government employs thousands of people to clear the coca plants by hand in jungle areas across the country. The majority are poor and live in rural areas. “We believe civilians should not be put in such danger. The government should only be using specialised military demining teams – which Colombia has – in mined areas,” Serna said. It is a practice that violates the 1997 Mine Bans Treaty, to which Colombia is a signatory, as it places civilians in mined areas, according to the CCCM. Rebel groups booby-trap their coca crops, making the job of clearing coca by hand a risky task. They also make mines from plastic, using paint thinner and fertilizer as a masking agent, making it difficult for metal detectors and dogs to pick up, CCCM says. Colombia has the second highest casualty rate of landmine victims in the world, trailing only behind Afghanistan, according to a recent report by the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). While the report shows the number of new landmine casualties in Colombia has decreased by nearly a quarter – from 741 reported casualties in 2009 to 512 in 2010 – the number of coca clearers maimed and or killed by landmines has increased in recent years. By Dialogo December 02, 2011
Aug 5, 2009Use of hand hygiene and masks may slow flu spread in householdsIn a Hong Kong study, the use of hand hygiene and surgical face masks seemed to reduce flu transmission in households when started within 36 hours after the index patient’s first symptoms, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine published ahead of print. The study involved 407 people who sought treatment for flu-like illness and 794 household members. The households were divided into three groups—control, hand hygiene only, and hand hygiene plus face masks. Sixty household contacts of the patients had lab-confirmed flu within 7 days after the intervention. Hand hygiene with or without masks seemed to reduce transmission, but the differences were not statistically significant. However, a significant reduction (adjusted odds ratio, 0.33; 95% confidence interval, 0.13 to 0.87) was seen in households where the two interventions were started within 36 hours after the first patient became ill.[Oct 6 Ann Intern Med report]Pneumonic plague kills three, sickens nine more in Chinese townThree people have died of pneumonic plague and nine more have the often-deadly disease in the town of Ziketan in China’s Qinghai province, the Associated Press (AP) reported. One of the surviving patients was described as being near death, one was in serious condition, and the others were stable, the report said. Police have set up check points to seal off the town of 10,000, located about 300 miles west of Beijing. The outbreak was detected Jul 30. The report said most of the sick people are relatives of the first victim, a 32-year-old herdsman who fell ill after burying his dog.
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Dani Ceballos became Arsenal’s first major summer signing this week (Picture: Getty)Arsenal though have now reopened talks and are confident they can strike a deal for the 22-year-old left-back.The Gunners do not believe the clubs are that far apart in their valuation and believe they can come to an agreement Celtic will be happy with.AdvertisementAdvertisementTierney has only ever played for Celtic, but is thought to be open to the prospect of joining Arsenal. Arsenal reopen talks with Celtic over Kieran Tierney transfer Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Jul 2019 8:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Arsenal are confident they can reach a deal with Celtic (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery’s summer transfer business has been hindered by a lack of funds, as Arsenal have struggled to convince clubs to part with their star players below their asking prices.But Thursday was a good day for Arsenal fans, as the club announced the double signing of Saint-Etienne defender William Saliba and Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos.Saliba will return to Saint-Etienne on loan for the next year, but Ceballos will go straight into Emery’s team.Emery’s side have looked good in pre-season and are yet to be beaten in normal time, with the Gunners set to kick off their Premier League season against Newcastle at St James’ Park.MORE: Arsenal pay £15m to sign Real Madrid star Dani Ceballos on one-year loan dealMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Comment Celtic want £25m upfront for Tierney (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have return to the negotiating table with Celtic after seeing two bids for Kieran Tierney turned down, reports say.Talks between Celtic and Arsenal had reached a stalemate, with the Hoops refusing to agree to the Premier League side’s payment structures.Arsenal met Celtic’s £25million asking price for Tierney, but wanted to pay the transfer fee in instalments and add-ons.The Scottish Sun claim Celtic will not accept any add-ons that may not be activated.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement
Governor Wolf Tours Scranton Neighborhood Redevelopment Supported with State Investments Economy, Press Release, Seniors Scranton, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today toured the redevelopment on Cedar Avenue in Scranton to see how the partnerships between his administration, United Neighborhood Centers of Northeastern Pennsylvania (UNC) and local officials and organizations are revitalizing the neighborhood. UNC is leading the project to rebuild several city blocks in South Scranton by creating a mix of new homes for working families and businesses.“The transformation that is happening in this section of Scranton is wonderful to see and a demonstration of what is possible when the commonwealth along with leading organizations like the United Neighborhood Center and other members of the community work together,” said Governor Wolf. “The project is helping to improve lives and transition a neighborhood into a center of opportunity to live, work and play.”UNC began leading the community-wide effort in 2008 to transform the neighborhood with new housing, retail and office spaces to reduce blight, improved community partnerships, decrease crime, and bring the community together. More than $20 million has been invested in the project.Over that time, the Department of Community and Economic Development has worked closely withUNC and local officials to designate the neighborhood as an Elm Street Community, investing more than $2.8 million in the project. The Department of Education invests approximately $120,000 a year through the Education for a Family Learning program.“The tremendous beautification and revitalization efforts that have taken place through the Cedar Avenue project, with United Neighborhood Center, have brought about hope for what could be a broader revitalization of the South Scranton neighborhoods and have revitalized the community,” said Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright.In 2010, the United Neighborhood Community Development Corporation developed 40 housing units in the 500 and 600 blocks of Cedar Avenue including townhouses and apartments with commercial space on the street level and living space on the upper floors. The initiative was funded by $1,790,625 of Neighborhood Stabilization Program funds and $25,000 in Neighborhood Assistance Program tax credits from the Department of Community and Economic Development, $75,000 of HRA funds, $$187,500 of HOME funds, $75,000 of CDBG funds, $94,227 of CHDO funds, $225,000 of Local Share funds, and a $300,000 grant from the Weinberg foundation.The second phase of the project transformed multiple properties on Cedar Avenue and Alder Street into 30 apartments over nine buildings. The phase was supported with $420,000 in Local Share, $500,000 from Lackawanna/Susquehanna Behavioral Health, $878,880 from the Weinberg foundation and $7,170,910 from Low Income Housing Tax Credit Equity.To put a capstone on the decade long revitalization, UNC is in the process of completing the transformation of the former South Scranton Bank and Trust building with $150,000 through the Neighborhood Partnership Program from DCED and pending investments. The anchor for the neighborhood will provide space for the community, businesses and UNC services.The United Neighborhood Center is a nonprofit agency dedicated to meeting the needs of local low-income families, seniors, and youth, while also empowering them to attain self-sufficiency. The organization uses a wrap-around approach to address the emerging needs of the community in six departments including community services, child care, youth, older adults, community education and revitalization, and community health and a Housing/Community Development Corporation. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter August 04, 2017
House Speaker Alexander J. Tyler has snubbed the rejection of the US$73 million Electoral District Development Bill by the Liberian Senate. The Speaker said no amount of public maneuverings and invincible hands can stop the money from being included in the national budget.The Speaker stated that the House is determined and stands by its decision to ensure that development goes backs to the districts, which they represent in the National Legislature.Speaker Tyler made the assertions Tuesday, May 20, when members of the National Governors Council of Liberia honored him for his “tremendous performance” at the national and international levels in the interest of the government and people of Liberia.“As we toured the country, we realized that there is the need to include the US$1m for the development of our communities. We are committed as Representatives of the people to ensure that development goes to the communities and we are also determined that from Gbarpolu to Maryland, every town will be developed,” Speaker Tyler told them.The Speaker also frown on the Liberian Senate for taking the rejection of the bill into the press instead of engaging the House of Representatives in order to find a ‘common ground.”“Internal issues must be handled inside before taken outside because it is not a good thing to run things in the press,” Speaker Tyler said. “As responsible and intelligent as everyone of us are, if we have an issue it would be appropriate to stop playing politics but rather sit on the round-table to sort things out than to take it to the media.“But we want to assure our people of development because when we end our tenure there should be something to boast of. Politics is politics, development is development; and the two can’t work together,” the Speaker asserted.He further said. “Let it be cleared that the US$73 million would not be implemented by the Legislature, we will only put it there.”Speaker Tyler’s statement stemmed from the unanimous rejection of the US$73 million for Electoral District Development Fund (EDDF) in the national fiscal budget following an hour of heated debate by senators during their 30th day sitting on Thursday, May 15.After its rejection, Senator Isaac Nyenabo is on record of being on a radio station and boasting of beginning the motion that rejected the bill.The Senate’s rejection of the Bill on Thursday followed a suggestion to plenary by a member of the Senate Committee on Ways, Means, Finance & Budget, Senator Jewel Howard-Taylor suggesting that instead of the US$73 million, the Committee was suggesting an increment in the current County Development Fund (CDF) from US$200,000 to the amount of US$1 million each for the 15 counties.Meanwhile, after the certification of Speaker Tyler, the National Governors Council requested that “all internal issues, which affect the Legislature or the nation be settled internally without going to the media; the renovation of Chief Compound on Camp Johnson Road be made a priority; that the Governors Council represents all the 16 tribes and there be a budgetary allocation for the Council.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)