low end processing, such as Intel Atom C2000 processor based systems for lightweight workload, small websites, personal cloud storage etc. An example of a dedicated hosting service based upon the Intel Atom C2000 processor is the recently announced Dedibox XC from Online.net in France, 1&1 in Germany also offer Intel Atom C2000 processor based dedicated hosting solutions, and OVH are using Intel Atom C2000 for a personal storage service.Mid to high-end Intel Xeon E3 & E5 processor based systems for running business application, databases etc are available from a wide range of hosting companies.Typically a hosting company will offer a range of compute offerings to their customers ranging from €10-15/month to over €100/month depending on the features and compute capability of the server beingoffered.Many hosting companies will utilise industry standard rack mount servers to meet their customer’s needs, but we are seeing increasing interest in using ultradense microservers to enable new service price points to be met, whilst at the same time increasing the number of customers that can be supported within a given datacentre space.Today many businesses are evaluating the opportunities provided by the compute density that microservers can offer, for some with homogeneous lightweight workloads the benefits are relatively easy to quantify, for other with a more heterogeneous workload there is still the need to deploy a range of different server types to meet their workload demand. What’s most important when considering microservers is to understand the workload being deploy, does it scale by using lots of small process or threads or does it need to scale thru increasing the performance available to an individual process. Another consideration is whether the infrastructure will be virtualised as in this case it may be that virtualising more powerful systems to support many small workloads may be a better solution than deploying many small physical servers. There is no simple answer and every business needs to evaluate its options before making their deployment decision.For those businesses that can use this class of systems there are a number of microserver offerings in the marketplace today from various OEMs and ODMs, these provide customers with a range of processorchoices, often with 1-4 Atom C200 per blade or a single Xeon E3 on a blade.This enables a business to elect the appropriate compute capacity for their workload – Atom for light workloads, the Xeon for more complex compute needs. With the increasing focus on operational costs many IT departments and data centre operators are looking at ways to reduce their energy consumption whilst at the same time increasing the compute density they can deploy within their facilities. Over the years we have seen servers change from standard rack mount offerings, a single server within a 1-4U form factor, to blades where a number of individual server blades can be mounted in larger rack moot chassis, sharing power and networking and enabling greater compute density per rack unit. We are now seeing a new class of ultradense microservers servers coming to the market, these present new opportunities for data centre operators whilst at the same time challenging IT to better understand the workload deployed into their data centre.Microservers are typically a rack mount chassis that contains several 10’s if not 100’s of small blades each of which contains one or more CPUs that act as independent servers. The resultant system houses multiple servers in a single rack mount chassis that shares networking and power connections across all the servers. In order to achieve the server density within a single chassis small power efficient highly integrated server CPUs or SOCs are required, the Intel® Atom™ C2000 series processor fit well into this class of computing – offering full server CPU functionality – 64 bit, ECC memory, I/O, 4 integrated network interfaces all with a low power footprint. The Intel® Xeon® E3 -1200v3 processors are also good alternatives for building highly dense server offering, although consuming more power than an Atom C2000 processor they can offer better performance per server. What’s important when considering deploying this highly dense class of server is to understand the capabilities and workload that these systems can support.There are a couple of usage models that are being considered by various industry playersHyperscale data centre operators – these companies often need to run many small servers handling a relatively simple workload – static webpage serving or Memcached for example. For these workloadsthe demand is fairly well characterised and tends to be lots of small transactions . If one server reaches capacity it is easy to issues subsequent transactions onto another server via load balancing, this works as there is no inter-relationship between successive transactions.Facebook is seen as one of the leaders in the space with the work they have been undertaking with the Open Compute Project to define new ultradense form-factors to enable them to achieve their compute density needs. At the recent World Hosting Days in Germany Quanta demonstrated their Intel Xeon E3 & Atom C2000 based OCP solution.Hosting providers – these companies typically provide access to physical server hardware over the internet, charging for access by way of a monthly fee. Each user has access to a dedicated server and their workload resides only on that server. Hosting companies will offer a range of compute capability to their customers
Dinesh Chandimal will lead the Sri Lankan Twenty20 team in New Zealand following a knee injury to Lasith Malinga, the country’s cricket board has said.Regular Twenty20 captain Malinga sustained the knee injury during the home series against West Indies but was expected to play the two Twenty20 matches that conclude Sri Lanka’s tour of New Zealand.”Lasith Malinga the T20 Captain is injured and unable to tour New Zealand. Dinesh Chandimal has been appointed as the stand-in captain for the T20 leg of the tour,” Sri Lanka Cricket said in a statement.Sri Lanka are also missing injured pacer Dhammika Prasad while stumper-batsman Kusal Perera has been suspended for failing a dope test.Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka and paceman Suranga Lakmal have been added to the squad for the Twenty20 matches on Jan. 7 and 10.
Against Asam and attitude omg. Definitely got many ducks in international while making a comeback 😂. When bat speak no need to tell anything by mouth.— Sunny Kunal (@D11_24x7) November 17, 2019 This is the problem with the young players. Coming Back from a ban, scoring a half century against a relatively weaker bowling attack, and then making gestures. They need to learn to be humble. This over confident kid won’t last long in the international arena. MARK MY WORDS!— Shubham Agrawal (@imShubhamA) November 17, 2019The match saw both Shaw and Tare put on a 138 run stand for the opening wicket, which eventually paved way for Mumbai to post a mammoth total of 206. In reply, the Assam batters couldn’t get going and surrendered for just 123.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Daily HuntAdvertisementPrithvi Shaw’s first match after returning from an eight month suspension saw him smash a brilliant knock off 63 in just 39 balls against Assam in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy match on Sunday.Image Courtesy: Daily HuntWhile Mumbai went on to post a comfortable victory, the talk of the match was centered around Shaw, who was making his first appearance after being suspended for ingesting a banned substance from a cough syrup.Shaw’s splendid knock saw him smash a total of seven fours and two massive sixes. Upon reaching the half century mark, Shaw was seen making a gesture with his bat suggesting that his bat will do the talking.However, his gesture did not go we with the fans, who felt that he was projecting himself as being over confident.Shaw is so overrated. Shaw is the next Kambli. He will throw it away with this kind of poor attitude and arrogance.— Raghav Nelli (@rnelli) November 17, 2019
Match stats Why transfer window was subdued – despite Mike Ashley splurge 9 Mitrovic Goal attempts Time is running out for Fulham. With the weeks flying by and defeats piling up, their hopes of conjuring a miraculous escape are fading and for all that Claudio Ranieri tried to keep the mood light after witnessing another lamentable effort on the road from his naive side, the Italian must have seen signs of a group who have already started to accept their fate.More than anything, it was the lack of fight that was most troubling once a dismal error from Cyrus Christie had sent Crystal Palace on their way to a crucial win in the battle to stay in the Premier League. Buoyed by a lively cameo from Michy Batshuayi, Palace fully merited a victory that eased relegation pressure and left Ranieri’s side looking forlorn in 19th place, seven points behind fourth-bottom Burnley and with the walls closing in as 13 games remain.Any positivity Fulham generated after that thrilling comeback against Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday is gone. They lacked the nous to deal with the tension and a first away win of the season was never going to happen, even though Ranieri rued the moment when Aleksandar Mitrovic wasted a glorious opportunity to give Fulham an early lead. “If we score a goal, I think it could change the match,” Fulham’s manager said. “When you take a chance, maybe everybody is more combined and strong.”It was a surprise to see a striker of Mitrovic’s aerial prowess fluff his lines when Joe Bryan’s cross found him unmarked in the six-yard box. Normally so deadly in the air, Fulham’s top scorer wore the look of a man who knew he could not rely on his teammates in defence to lessen the effect of his profligacy. The striker has seen enough to know that mistakes are never far away and it was not long before the division’s worst backline presented their hosts with a gift. Read more Perhaps the arrival of another Belgian forward on deadline day has stirred Benteke after a difficult campaign. Palace have more competition in attack after signing Batshuayi and Hodgson was grateful to have the Chelsea loanee in reserve once Benteke had tired, especially as Wilfried Zaha was suspended.On came Batshuayi, turning on the edge of the area and firing a shot that Rico palmed to Jeffrey Schlupp to gobble up from the rebound. “It was an incredible impact,” Hodgson said. “He has scored in almost every debut he’s had and he almost kept that record going.”Ranieri, whose side failed to muster a single shot on target, tried to finish on a defiant note. “We have to continue to fight,” he said. “We lost a battle but not the war. I am always positive. I want the maximum in every training session. I want the maximum in every match.” Share on LinkedIn Ranieri condemned “a stupid foul” and even Roy Hodgson, Palace’s manager, struggled to make sense of Christie’s thinking. “We got a piece of good fortune,” Hodgson said. “I didn’t expect Christie to handle it and give us that penalty. Only he would be able to tell us how it came about.”It was one-way traffic after Milivojevic had struck a powerful penalty past Rico, who was by far the busier of the two goalkeepers. Belief soared through Palace after a nervy start and Benteke, who looked determined to make up for lost time after being handed his first start since 1 September, was unfortunate to see an overhead kick crash against the bar. Possession Substitutes Fulham Read more C Palace The Observer 13 Ream 58 42 FUL CRY 34 Kelly The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. 3 Sessegnon 5 Tomkins Fouls 8 10 23 Bryan (s 82′) (s 62′) Substitutes 20 Le Marchand 31 Guaita Share on Messenger 10 Townsend Twitter 18 McArthur 15 Schlupp 14 Ayew Share on Facebook Luka Milivojevic celebrates scoring a penalty. Photograph: Sebastian Frej/MB Media/Getty Images Hazard and Higuaín maul Huddersfield as Chelsea end their wobble in style 7 Meyer Lineups 3 van Aanholt (s 72′) Corners Facebook Premier League Crystal Palace 11 C Palace Off target 8 Fulham 5 C Palace On target 0 Fulham (s 90′) 25 Sergio Rico 4 Odoi 6 Dann 44 Riedewald 4 Milivojevic 5 Chambers 26 Sako There was no hint of danger when James McArthur hit a diagonal pass into Fulham’s area in the 25th minute. Yet the presence of Christian Benteke unsettled Christie, who threw out an arm in a doomed attempt to clear.Michael Oliver, the referee, was almost apologetic as he penalised the wing-back, giving Luka Milivojevic the chance to beat Sergio Rico from the spot. 12 Babel 11 1 31 Ramirez 24 Seri 19 Vietto 44 Cisse 29 Wan Bissaka (s 88′) 12 Sakho 10 Cairney 11 Ayite Reuse this content (s 46′) match reports 22 Christie 13 Hennessey Share on WhatsApp Pinterest Fulham Share on Twitter 7 Kebano 21 Fosu-Mensah Share via Email 17 Benteke Share on Pinterest Topics 23 Batshuayi FUL58CRY42%
Eddie Nketiah has not closed the door on a loan move away from Arsenal despite Unai Emery trying to slam it shut.The Gunners boss has expressed a desire to keep a highly-rated forward on his books for the 2019-20 campaign.Nketiah has been catching the eye for Arsenal in pre-season, netting three goals across two games in the International Champions Cup. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? An Emirates Stadium academy graduate has suggested that he could be a useful support option to Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Spells elsewhere have, however, been mooted in the recent past, with there need to get regular minutes into an exciting prospect, and nothing is being ruled out with the window still open.Nketiah has said in The Mirror: “There was talk of [going out on loan] and it was close to happening in January but the club decided that I should stay and I tried to finish the season as strongly as possible.“We’ll see what happens in the future but I’m just enjoying the tour and in the future decisions will be made.“All I can do is do what I’m doing at the moment, work hard in training, work hard on the pitch, and scoring at the moment. I need to keep pushing, keep working and as for the season I want to be playing regularly.“After the pre-season tour, it’s something that I’ll look at with my family and speak to the manager and see what’s best for me.“I feel like I have a great relationship with the fans. It’s nice that they notice that and sing my name. That’s a dream come true. Even out here the fans are screaming my name.“They travel all around the world to see us play and support us. I always try to give them something back and I’m so grateful that they have taken to me like that as one of the boys from the academy and I hope it can continue.”Arsenal boss Emery had previously said when quizzed on his plans for Nketiah’s immediate future: “Last year in small moments when we could give him chances to be on the pitch he did very well. His progress can confirm, we want progress with every player.“He has a very good attitude and they need experience, minutes and confidence. The young energy is very important. “Nketiah was playing very well. Last year, in December we were thinking of loaning or not loaning the player to Germany and we decided he should stay with us to train and progress with us. “We started this preseason with the same idea as we finished last year. He’ll stay with us and my idea is that if you progress like we are seeing from you, you can have a chance with us.”Nketiah has taken in 19 competitive appearances for Arsenal to date, recording three goals.
zoomImage Courtesy: Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport Mississippi’s Port of Gulfport has signed a Letter of Intent with Yilport Holding related to future port expansion and exclusive lease agreement.With the Port of Gulfport nearing completion of the USD 570 million restoration project, Yilport Holding would commit to investing in additional facility and equipment upgrades.“As we continue discussions with Yilport, the Port of Gulfport has a unique opportunity to evaluate a private-public partnership (PPP) that could lead to a significant investment in additional infrastructure and provide both parties with increased global coverage,” Jonathan Daniels, Port Executive Director and CEO, said.“Our central location will allow Yilport to further expand international trade lanes from Gulfport and increase cargo throughput.”This would be Yilport’s first terminal investment in North America. The company currently operates a ferroalloys production and refining facility in Butler, Pennsylvania.Chairman of Yilport Holding, Robert Yuksel Yildirim, said that the company is “committed to Gulfport Port Authority to upgrade, improve terminal productivity and services by applying state-of-the-art port technologies at Gulfport in order to make the port the most competitive port in that region.”“We see a great potential to feed volume particularly refrigerated goods to Gulfport from Yilport terminals in Ecuador and Peru and Latin America to reach out Midwest USA. There is further potential in leveraging the company’s trading subsidiary to handle containerized liquid and bulk products out of the US Gulf Coast region for small and medium-sized shippers.”In November 2017, the Army Corps of Engineers released the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Port of Gulfport Expansion Project, which paves the way for a 282-acre dredge and fill program for further expansion of the port’s operations. The port is now evaluating options to complete the dredge and fill project.
Nova Scotians honoured people who are living with, and those who have died from, HIV/AIDS by marking HIV/AIDS Awareness Week. A red-ribbon flag was raised by Health and Wellness Minister David Wilson during a public ceremony at Province House today, Nov. 30, to commemorate HIV/AIDS Awareness week and World AIDS Day on Dec. 1. “HIV and AIDS are real concerns for Nova Scotians,” said Mr. Wilson. “The number of new HIV and AIDS cases has declined over time, but we continue to see new infections each year. What is truly worrisome are the number of people who aren’t aware they are infected. “Awareness and education are key in achieving fewer new infections.” Each year, a committee, led by the Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS, focuses on a particular aspect of HIV/AIDS or population group of HIV/AIDS for its awareness campaign. This year the focus is on HIV as a chronic, episodic disability. Living a near-normal life span with HIV is possible. HIV/AIDS is no longer an acute, rapidly fatal condition. Particularly for those with access to antiretroviral (ARV) treatment, care and support, the challenge is now about living with a lifelong, episodic disability. As part of HIV/AIDS Week, a panel discussion was held to discuss the challenges and implications of reclassifying HIV/AIDS as a chronic, episodic disability for those living with the disease, and service providers. “Increased attention is needed for prevention and early screening for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections,” said Michelle Proctor-Simms, director of the Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS. “It’s also needed for the often complex care, treatment and support needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and those at higher risk. “Particular emphasis is needed on those living in rural areas and individuals and groups who experience stigma and marginalization.” The Nova Scotia Advisory Commission on AIDS was established in 1988 to implement recommendations of the Nova Scotia Task Force on AIDS. The commission advises government on HIV/AIDS issues and its impact on Nova Scotia, and co-ordinates implementing the provincial HIV/AIDS strategy. This year marks the 24th annual World AIDS Day, highlighting the global impact of HIV/AIDS and nations’ responsibility to ensure universal treatment, care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS. A Halifax World AIDS Day Vigil is taking place on Saturday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m. at FRED, 2606 Agricola St., Halifax. For a full list of events being held across the province during HIV/AIDS Awareness Week, visit www.gov.ns.ca/aids.
OTTAWA – Colten Boushie’s family is in Ottawa meeting federal ministers after a Saskatchewan farmer accused of fatally shooting him was acquitted late last week.Boushie’s cousin, Jade Tootoosis, said Monday the family has no specific goal beyond building relationships with people who have the power to change the way First Nations people are treated in the criminal justice system.“We’re not in a rush because we want things done right,” Tootoosis said shortly after meeting with Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett.“We have little to no faith in the justice system. We’re here to talk about that.”The family of Colten Boushie day they feel hopeful after their initial meetings on Parliament Hill #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/a9a5LogDsA— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 12, 2018On Friday, a jury found Gerald Stanley, 56, not guilty of second-degree murder in the 2016 killing of Boushie, a 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation.Boushie’s relatives are expected to sit down with Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould on Tuesday.Boushie’s mother, Debbie Baptiste, said justice for Colten would mean a change to the justice system.Chris Murphy, a family friend and lawyer, said the family discussed the issue of jury selection with Bennett.The apparent all-white makeup of the jury has been widely criticized, along with so-called peremptory challenges, which allow lawyers to reject jury candidates without needing to provide a justification.The family of Colten Boushie hopes to to see a change in jury selection process #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/HbBLl9Qs8s— Cormac Mac Sweeney (@cmaconthehill) February 12, 2018Tootoosis said she would like to see the government do away with peremptory challenges.Wilson-Raybould, who is the country’s first Indigenous justice minister, tweeted Saturday in the wake of the Stanley verdict that Canada “can and must do better.”Aboriginal Sen. Murray Sinclair posted a poem online saying he grieves for First Nations youth “who now see no hope,” and says Indigenous Canadians have been grieving for so long it has become part of their DNA.“I grieve for a family that has not yet seen justice from the moment a handgunned farmer (why does a farmer need such a gun?) pulled the trigger and killed their son,” Sinclair wrote.Kevin Seesequasis, a Cree Nation councillor in Saskatchewan, said both Indigenous and non-Indigenous residents are reeling from what he describes as a horrible failure of the criminal justice system.“Colten Boushie was not just the victim of a senseless murder,” Seesequasis said.“If we cannot find some way toward real change for Indigenous people in the criminal justice system, Colten Boushie will also be the victim of a criminal justice system that was stacked against him from the start and a government indifferent to that reality.”Indigenous faculty members and allies sent an open letter to heads of universities across Canada describing the Stanley verdict as “yet another iteration of the systemic violence that Indigenous peoples in this country have faced for over 150 years.”The letter, signed by more than 20 faculty members from schools as far afield as Australia and New Zealand, calls for universities to support anti-oppressive education and enhance institutional accountability towards First Nations communities.‘We must and we can do better,’ Trudeau says in wake of Boushie murder trialJustin Trudeau says much needs to be done to fix the way First Nations people are treated within Canada’s criminal justice system.Trudeau was answering a question from NDP member Charlie Angus, who pointed out that Indigenous people have suffered injustices in Canada throughout modern history.“When Indigenous adults make up three per cent of our population but 26 per cent of our incarcerated population, there is a problem. When Indigenous Canadians are significantly underrepresented on juries and in jury selectin pools, we have a problem. We have much we need to do together to fix the system, in the spirit of reconciliation.”“We understand that there are systemic issues in our criminal justice system that we must address. We are committed to broadbased reform to address these issues as a country. We must and we can do better. Our government is committed to working hard every day to ensure justice for all Canadians,” he adds.But the prime minister says it would be “completely inappropriate” to comment on the specifics of last week’s acquittal.Appeal possible?With many calls for an appeal, we’re asking our legal analyst what one could look like, if the Crown pursued that option.“It’s a question that will need to be examined by the prosecutors over the next 30 days,” says NEWS 1130 legal analyst Michael Shapray. “Because it’s a jury verdict, the jury doesn’t have to explain the reason for their verdict. The issue on an appeal will be whether or not the trial judge who directed the jury on the facts of the case and the legal principles they had to consider made any errors.“Any appeal will be based on an examination of the trial judge’s… ‘charge’ to the jury, and whether or not any errors were made in that charge. It won’t be about the jury’s verdict particularly, although there is one ground of appeal called an ‘unreasonable verdict,’ which could examine the actual facts and whether the verdict was unreasonable. But more likely, it’s going to be an examination of what the judge told the jury their job was, and how the law was reviewed and the facts were reviewed in the case.”But what about the legal concerns about the prime minister or other cabinet ministers commenting on this case?“It’s unusual and we generally let these cases play out before the courts,” says Shapray, who highlights the line politicians have to walk in these scenarios. “Expressing sympathy for someone who’s lost a loved one and who’s just been through the justice system is one thing, but commenting on the system may be failing, without really having more information about the case may be premature.”
PARIS — The number of yellow vest protesters demonstrating on Paris’ Champs Elysees on Saturday is down sharply on recent weeks.Several yellow vest groups had called for a sixth straight Saturday of protests across France, but their call appears to have fallen on deaf ears in the capital at the start of the Christmas break.In a stark contrast to the chaos of previous weekends, groups of tourists strolled down the avenue near the Arc de Triomphe and the road remained open for traffic.In a protective move, the palace of Versailles just outside Paris will be shut for the day after yellow vest protesters said they will hold a demonstration at the famous chateau that was home to succession of French kings until the French Revolution in 1789.The Associated Press
MASSENA, N.Y. — The St. Lawrence Seaway’s 2019 navigation season has started with American and Canadian officials marking the binational waterway’s 60th anniversary.The Washington, D.C.-based Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corp. says executives from the agency and U.S. transportation officials joined their Canadian counterparts Tuesday at the St. Lambert Lock in Montreal to mark the anniversary and the waterway’s opening for the season.The U.S. operates the seaway with the Canadian St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corp.With its opening in 1959, the St. Lawrence Seaway linked the Great Lakes region and North America’s heartland to global markets. Since then, the engineering marvel has seen nearly 3 billion tons of cargo move through the waterway.The seaway opened to commercial shipping in April 1959.The Associated Press
BOSTON — Actress Felicity Huffman is scheduled to plead guilty Monday to allegations she paid $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT score as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme.The “Desperate Housewives” star is expected to enter her plea in Boston federal court two months after she was arrested in the case named “Operation Varsity Blues,” which accused wealthy parents of paying bribes to help their children get into elite universities across the country.Huffman, 56, is among 14 parents who have agreed to plead guilty to charges in the case. Authorities have called it the biggest college admissions cheating scandal ever prosecuted in the U.S., ensnaring Hollywood stars and business executives as well as coaches at such prestigious schools as Georgetown and Yale.The parents are accused of paying an admissions consultant to bribe coaches in exchange for helping their children get into school as athletic recruits. The consultant, Rick Singer, also paid off entrance exam administrators to allow a proctor to take tests for students or fix their answers, authorities say.Huffman paid Singer $15,000 to have a proctor correct her older daughter’s SAT answers and considered going through with the plan for her younger daughter before deciding not to, authorities say.Huffman has apologized and said her daughter was unaware of her actions.“I am in full acceptance of my guilt, and with deep regret and shame over what I have done, I accept full responsibility for my actions and will accept the consequences that stem from those actions,” the Emmy-winning actress said in an emailed statement last month.Huffman has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Prosecutors have said they will seek between four and 10 months in prison. Because Huffman agreed to plead guilty, prosecutors have promised to recommend a sentence at the low end of that range, but the judge could also choose not to send her to prison.Some parents have decided to fight the charges.Fellow actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have pleaded not guilty to paying $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California as crew recruits even though neither of them is a rower.Also scheduled to plead guilty Monday is Los Angeles businessman Devin Sloane, who authorities say paid $250,000 to get his son into USC as a fake water polo recruit.Sloane, who founded a drinking and wastewater systems company, bought water polo gear online and worked with a graphic designer to create a bogus photo of his son playing the sport for the teen’s application, officials say.____Follow Alanna Durkin Richer at http://www.twitter.com/aedurkinricherAlanna Durkin Richer, The Associated Press
One of the top international organization officials participating in the summit, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes is expected to take part in a panel discussion on “Natural Disasters, Climate Change and Food Security,” led by the Republic of Congo’s President Denis Sassou-Nguesso.He is scheduled to hold a joint press conference with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and Independent UN Expert on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Walter Kälin.Mr. Holmes will also visit northern Uganda, where the humanitarian community has been working with the Government to ensure that the nearly 2 million people displaced by more than 20 years of conflict with the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) can find a lasting solution, either by returning to their original homes, moving to other parts of the country, or integrating with the local communities where they now live. In Karamoja, the international community is working to strengthen food and livelihood security in the country’s most under-developed and politically marginalized region, a semi-arid area where the realities of climate change are daily brought home by the increasing frequency of devastating droughts.Mr. Holmes will visit the Acholi and Karamoja regions to see the situation first-hand. He is expected to meet with local officials, UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) workers and the affected communities themselves. 19 October 2009The top United Nations humanitarian official is leaving for Uganda today on a five-day visit during which he will attend an African Union (AU) summit on refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) and tour areas of the country where nearly 2 million people have been driven from their homes by decades of fighting with rebels.
1 April 2010Efforts by the United Nations refugee agency to address refugee protection and mixed migration in Morocco have helped to improve protection, but significant challenges remain, the agency said in a new report. The report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) found that innovative approaches have been taken in refugee community outreach, local integration opportunities and support to voluntary and dignified return in close cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM).Given the largely clandestine nature of migratory movements, it is difficult to estimate the number of foreign nationals currently living in Morocco without legal status, according to the report released on Wednesday by UNHCR’s Policy Development and Evaluation Service.Moroccan Government sources and independent researchers suggest a minimum of some 10,000 irregular migrants of sub-Saharan origin may be in the country. Only about 750 to 800 people, or less than one per cent of the total, have been recognized as refugees by UNHCR.Morocco has a long-standing tradition of hosting refugees and migrants. The country has ratified all the major international treaties concerning migrants, refugees and human rights, including the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol.Hindered by their lack of a recognized legal status, as well as ethnic and linguistic differences, refugees, like other migrants in Morocco, find it hard to establish sustainable livelihoods. These difficulties remain a concern to UNHCR in Morocco.The report identifies the Moroccan diaspora as an untapped source of potential partnership, as they might be motivated to play a role in advocating for the human rights of foreign nationals in Morocco, including refugees.Increased collaboration with the UN country team has increased donors’ confidence in inter-agency coordination, leading to the development of a strategic framework for joint action on migration, which includes a number of refugee protection components related to UNHCR’s 10-Point Plan of Action on Refugee Protection and Mixed Migration.The report also acknowledges that without the active engagement and support of the host State, UNHCR’s efforts will inevitably be limited in their outcome and impact, as the ultimate responsibility to protect and provide durable solutions for refugees lie with States.
“The principle message that emerges from this report is the need to undertake economic reforms with a human face and that requires a rethinking of the whole process of globalization,” said Khadija Haq at today’s launch of the Report on Human Development in South Asia 2001 at a press conference at UN Headquarters in New York.The report – which focuses on the theme “Globalization and Human Development” and covers Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – argues that at the initial stage of opening up the economies to a competitive global market, income inequality will rise, but that eventually “everyone will benefit.” Continuing reforms will also boost productivity and efficiency, increasing a country’s shares in global trade, finance and services.According to the report, South Asia remains home to the largest number of poor people in the world – some 515 million. Over 40 per cent of children did not reach fifth grade in the 1990s, and over one fifth of the region’s population did not have access to health care services. In addition, the region has experienced increasing cases of infectious diseases, such as tuberculosis, malaria and HIV/AIDS.Among its recommendations, the report points to the need to pursue economic growth and human development concurrently, which will require more investment in basic and higher education and training for skills.Regional economic cooperation mechanisms that already exist should be reinvigorated, the report says, while South Asia must also be more integrated into the world market. Poverty reduction must be pursued, and income distribution should be more equitable.Meanwhile, at the global level, the institutions of global governance – such as the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organization – must be reformed. While they were created to serve as global institutions for maintaining financial stability and promoting development and trade, “the impact of policy conditions of these institutions falls disproportionately on poor people and poor nations,” Mrs. Haq said.For globalization to succeed, the report argues, activist governments are needed to protect the interests of the vast majority of South Asians, along with the support of civil society and the private sector.
“We found that significant progress has been made in developing the regulatory framework in the six years since the last review,” the Executive Vice-President and Chief Regulatory Operations Officer at the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, Ramzi Jammal, who is also the team leader of IAEA’s Integrated Regulatory Review Service (IRRS), said in an IAEA news release today. “China’s plan,” he added, “for unparalleled expansion of the use of nuclear power poses a challenge for the regulatory body, which will have to invest effort and resources to ensure that it has the capacity to effectively regulate nuclear and radiation safety.” According to the atomic agency, IRRS missions are designed to strengthen the effectiveness of the national nuclear regulatory infrastructure, while recognizing the responsibility of each country to ensure nuclear safety. These assessments are based on IAEA safety standards and international best practices. In the news release, the expert team recommended that China should continue its progress toward adopting the draft Nuclear Safety Act, which sets out fundamental safety principles. The team emphasised that the Act should ensure the independence of the Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection’s National Nuclear Safety Administration as a regulatory body that is separated from other entities with responsibilities or interests that could unduly influence its decision-making. The team also said that the national policy and strategy to manage radioactive waste should reflect the planned expansion of nuclear power. According to the IAEA, China currently has 32 nuclear power reactors in operation, 22 more than in 2010. There are 24 nuclear power reactors under construction – the highest number globally – and the country aims to have about 90 reactors in operation or under construction by 2020. The country also has 19 research reactors, nearly 100 nuclear fuel recycling facilities and 120,000 radiation sources in service. Furthermore, in the news release, the Director of the IAEA’s Division of Nuclear Installation Safety, Greg Rzentkowski, noted that China had demonstrated a strong commitment to invest and innovate in nuclear safety to meet infrastructure development challenges posed by its expanding nuclear power programme. “The regulator needs to have adequate authority, competence, and financial and human resources to enable China – a global leader in nuclear power – to adopt the highest safety standards and to contribute to the global safety network, building on their national achievement,” he said. “China should lead by example in an open and transparent manner,” he added.
https://the42.ie/3124717 Follow us: the42.ie Wednesday 7 Dec 2016, 12:05 PM Short URL Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article 27 Comments Johnny O’Connor joins Galway’s backroom team after three-year spell with ArsenalGeorge North likely to miss Leinster clash as he undergoes head injury assessment Dec 7th 2016, 12:05 PM I’m excited about this coaching team,” said Gatland. “I said from the outset it was important to have continuity because we need to hit the ground running, given the limited preparation time.“In Rob and Andy, we have guys who understand the Lions concept, who have worked together and know how to coach a winning Lions team.“It is also important to have some new input. Steve has done a great job in shaping the England pack and played a major role in their recent run of successes, so I’m looking forward to working with him.“We may bring in a specialist coach but, fundamentally, this is the core coaching team we believe can help a talented group of players win a Test series in New Zealand.” The 2017 Lions coaching team. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOFarrell was the Lions’ defence coach on the successful tour of Australia in 2013, when his leadership of the defensive side of the game impressed Irish players such as Johnny Sexton, Paul O’Connell and Sean O’Brien.The Englishman joined Ireland’s coaching set-up earlier this year, helping them to victories over South Africa, New Zealand and Australia in recent months.The Lions is a unique experience for players and coaches,” said Farrell of his appointment. “To bring together the best players from four countries and go to the home of the world champions to take them on in their own backyward – that’s pretty special.“As a group, we are going to be tested across the board against the number one ranked team in the world. The challenge for us will be to get on the same page as quickly as possible, appreciate the danger they pose and find solutions to their attacking threats.”The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! By Murray Kinsella 15,480 Views Ireland’s Andy Farrell confirmed as Lions assistant coach Steve Borthwick is forwards coach and Rob Howley will oversee the attack. Share3 Tweet Email ANDY FARRELL HAS been confirmed as the Lions’ defence coach for next summer’s tour of New Zealand. Borthwick, Howley, Gatland and Farrell. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHOThe Ireland assistant coach will join Lions boss Warren Gatland on the 10-match trip, while Welshman Rob Howley – who was a coach on the 2009 and 2013 tours – has been confirmed as the 2017 Lions attack coach.England’s Steve Borthwick will travel as the Lions’ forwards coach.Speaking in Carton House in Ireland this afternoon, Gatland welcomed his assistants to the 2017 coaching team, while also stating that he hopes to “add some specialist people” over the coming months.
Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott addresses the Southeast Conference Mid Session Summit on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Juneau. He urged capital city leaders to talk more with its neighbors about annexation plans. (Photo by Heather Holt)Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott said Juneau is not behaving like a good neighbor.Listen nowDuring a Wednesday speech to the Southeast Conference Mid Session Summit, he lambasted officials for trying to annex parts of nearby Admiralty Island.Leaders from Angoon, the island’s only city, oppose what they call a land grab.“Juneau needs to recognize that it’s the capital of Alaska but also the regional center of Southeast,” Mallott said. “And it has a responsibility and an obligation to reach out affirmatively to every other community in Southeast and say, ‘Let’s be neighbors and let’s work together and let’s build a place that is unassailable by the Legislature or anyone else who would seek to divide us.’”The Juneau Assembly voted in January to add four parcels to its borough, including parts of northern Admiralty Island.It later dropped one parcel after hearing objections from cabin-owners, most of whom live in Juneau.A former Juneau mayor, Mallott said officials should respond similarly to objections from the island’s traditional residents.“The people of Angoon feel so passionate and spiritual about all of Admiralty Island,” Mallott said. “They’re concerned about economic development on that side of the island now. What’s the future of their island, that they share with the rest of our country as one of the most beautiful places on the face of the Earth.”Most of Admiralty Island’s million acres are protected as a national monument.It’s used for subsistence hunting and fishing. But it also has a mine on its north end that has already been annexed by the capital city.Juneau Mayor Ken Koelsch said Mallott is wrong about officials not reaching out to its neighbors.“We attempted to go over to Angoon several times and were not able to find one (time) that was acceptable to the mayor and the group over there that we were trying to meet up with,” Koelsch said.Koelsch said he’ll continue to try to set up a meeting. He also noted that Angoon Mayor Pauline Jim has since come before the Assembly.Angoon residents cite their traditional ties to the island.Koelsch said Juneau also has longtime connections to the land it’s trying to annex. The land includes historic trade routes and areas are claimed as traditional territory by Juneau’s Aak’w Kwáan and Taku Kwáan.The annexation process can take a least a year.Koelsch said that gives Angoon and other opponents more chances to object.“The Local Boundary Commission that’s set up by the state has public hearings once we put the application in and it involves everyone possible that could be affected by it,” Koelsch said.Juneau began looking at the parcels after losing a boundary battle with Petersburg.Both boroughs claimed rights to absorb acreage on the mainland between the two communities.Juneau lost, in part because Petersburg petitioned for the property first. So it began looking at other areas within model borough boundaries set years before.
Paying for airfare isn’t always cheap, however, JetBlue is now giving you the opportunity to fly free for an entire year. There’s one catch though: You’ll have to delete all your Instagram posts.JetBlue, which is bringing back its “All You Can Jet Pass,” recently announced the contest on Instagram. The company said it will cover three lucky winners’ flights for 12 months. So, if you’re selected, you can save a lot of money when you travel to any of the airline’s destinations in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Once you’ve entered the contest, your Instagram feed can only contain your custom entry until March 8. JetBlue also committed to the contest by wiping out its entire Instagram account, so you’ll only see posts promoting the “All You Can Jet” sweepstakes for now.The official rules for JetBlue’s contest are here. Even though you’ll have to give up the ‘gram for a couple of days, it might be worth it to score free airfare and actually take a good vacation (or two, or three) down the line.More on Geek.com:NYC Author Ditches Phone for a Year to Enter $100K Vitamin Water Contest Watch: Here’s the First Four-Legged Robot to Do a BackflipUAE Sheikh Unveils ‘Monster SUV’ on Instagram Stay on target Entering the contest is easy: First, you’ll have to delete all your Instagram posts. Then, you have to upload the company’s “All You Can_____ ” picture, fill in the blank space, and use the hashtag #AllYouCanJetSweepstakes. All pictures must be uploaded on Instagram and JetBlue’s “All You Can Jet” contest page. Entries must be submitted by 9 a.m. EST on March 8. Amazon’s New Facial Recognition Smells Your FearSnapchat’s New Snap Spectacles Will Have Two Cameras, Cost $350
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 05, 2019 Montefiore Nyack Hospital Uses Aidoc AI to Spot Urgent Conditions Faster Montefiore Nyack Hospital, an acute care hospital in Rockland County, N.Y., announced it is utilizing artificial… read more Key Topics for Radiology Administrators at AHRA 2019Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:33Loaded: 2.15%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:33 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Medical imaging plays an increasing role in the accurate… read more Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD software allows remote image access and advanced visualization features. 123PreviousNext News | PACS | August 09, 2019 Lake Medical Imaging Selects Infinitt for Multi-site RIS/PACS Infinitt North America will be implementing Infinitt RIS (radiology information system)/PACS (picture archiving and… read more Technology | Cybersecurity | August 07, 2019 ScImage Introduces PICOM ModalityGuard for Cybersecurity ScImage Inc. is bridging the gap between security and functionality with the introduction of the PICOM ModalityGuard…. read more The CT scanner might not come with protocols that are adequate for each hospital situation, so at Phoenix Children’s Hospital they designed their own protocols, said Dianna Bardo, M.D., director of body MR and co-director of the 3D Innovation Lab at Phoenix Children’s. Pre-hospital ECG access via cell phone using Physio-Control’s LifeNet STEMI alert system. As the world becomes more wired and mobile devices offer instant access to e-mail, apps and the Web, it is only natural for this technology to migrate into the healthcare sector, where physicians seek workflows similar to those found when using their devices during their free time. In addition to anywhere access to patient records, mobile devices can enable new functionality, such as critical results communication, mobile radiology image viewing for referring physician access, electrocardiogram (ECG) waveform access for immediate ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or other emergency assessment, and the ability to view completed reports while on the go.“There is a significant interest in using mobile devices for image viewing, ECGs and structured reporting. The use of tablets for reports is not widely accepted yet, but it is growing.” said Chad Robinson, cardiovascular information system (CVIS) consultant at Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), a Nashville, Tenn.-based network of about 165 hospitals. Of these hospitals, about 130 have cardiovascular programs, which use various forms of CVIS solutions from a small list of vendors.He said younger physicians are typically the drivers for adoption of this technology, with many wanting the flexibility of accessing all their desktop workstation information and apps anywhere by using their mobile devices. The main areas physicians typically use tablets are for reviewing images and completing reports, such as echocardiography, ECG and nuclear perfusion imaging reporting.Additionally, he said physicians use mobile devices to view medical images at the patient’s bedside. Physicians often refer to images while speaking with patients and often use the images to explain the clinical situation to patients and their families. Advanced anatomical imaging has become integral with cardiovascular surgical planning in recent years, so more and more cardiovascular surgeons are carrying iPads on their rounds, Robinson said.Virtual Desktop on the GoTablet devices are seeing increasing use in cardiology as a replacement for the traditional clipboard physicians once carried while on rounds. At hospitals enabled with the latest technology, physicians can use their tablets to immediately access patient electronic medical record (EMR) information, labs, ECGs, medications, orders, imaging and reports. Robinson said this could improve efficient use of time by preventing the need for a physician to walk 10 minutes to look at something for five minutes on his workstation.Another recent workflow enhancement is the ability to use mobile devices as the physician’s workstation anytime and anywhere they find they have time. Some mobile devices even allow physicians to interact with their desktop computer software.Robinson said this level of functionality is enabled using a virtual private network (VPN), which extends a private network across a public network such as the Internet. Using a Citrix environment accessed via the mobile device, physicians can log into a virtual version of their normal Windows desktop computer. They can access all their files and normal software as if they were at their workstation desks. Robinson said physicians are increasingly using this technology to make notes in patient records, order tests or medications, and complete reports while they are away from their desk. Creating a BYOD PolicyMany hospitals have adopted “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies, where physicians bring their own devices to work to gain access to the hospital IT network provided they meet certain prerequisites for security and HIPAA compliance. This usually requires creation of a policy regarding the use of these devices, whereby physicians agree to certain terms and conditions, and possibly allow the hospital to install software on their devices.HCA facilities have a blanket BYOD policy across its system to strictly enforce its IT security mandate. All devices must have AirWatch security software installed to encrypt data, and in the event a device is lost or stolen, the memory of the device can be deleted remotely, Robinson said.For hospitals considering BYOD programs, Robinson suggests the following points:Physicians need to agree to the terms of BYOD policy or they will not be allowed to access the hospital’s network or software. The policy needs to enforce HIPAA and IT security compliance, and should include use of encryption software and the ability to remotely delete the device’s memory if it is lost or stolen.Software used in the devices should be zero-footprint, meaning nothing should need to be downloaded and reside on the device.The device should have an auto logout feature when there is no activity for a period of time.Devices need to have password protection.ECG Review on Mobile DevicesMany ECG management system vendors say their software allows remote mobile device access to static ECG waveforms. Defibrillator-monitor vendors also offer software to allow paramedics to use mobile devices or cellular connections to send pre-hospital ECGs ahead of patient arrival to speed STEMI verification and allow earlier activation of the cath lab. This type of software allows the pre-hospital ECGs to be sent on to the mobile devices of physicians on call.Third-party software vendor Airstrip offers remote access to dynamic ECG waveforms from various manufacturers’ CVIS and ECG management systems. HCA has about 30 hospitals using this software currently and its use is growing, Robinson said. Several HCA hospitals also created STEMI alert networks to remotely view pre-hospital ECGs. This technology has been well received by the hospitals using it, said Jim Wade, MBA, RCIS, RN, FSICP, CVIS manager at HCA. However, from a technical standpoint, it is still somewhat problematic to capture the en-route ECG from various ECG systems since, as yet, there is no standardization for ECG file formats. He said this is a significant unmet need in cardiology IT.Evaluating Needs for Mobile AccessCardiology departments need to ask themselves what they intend to use mobile devices for. If they need to review images and complete reports using a tablet or notebook computer as a primary data entry tool, then a full functionality interface may be needed. However, if mobile devices are only being used for review of quick snippets of information (such as an ECG strip for a suspected STEMI, recent labs or e-mail access) full integration with a CVIS, picture archive and communications system (PACS) or the EMR may not be necessary. While there are many types of mobile device integrations and software options available, the key is to figure out what the physicians really need by asking them and formulating an implementation plan. Wade said clinician buy-in is extremely important for rapid and smooth adoption of new IT systems, so carefully assessing their needs is very important. It may also be helpful to create workflow diagrams of the intended use of the system. When reviewing new CVIS software, consider its ability to integrate with mobile devices. An example of software that is mobile-friendly includes those that are optimized for specific tasks, context-sensative without having too many logic layers and those having user entry and selection controls that requires minimal user interaction. Vendors are attempting to meet these requirements with new versions of software, including use of drop-down boxes for various workflows rather than numerous mouse clicks or use of typing. If software has a similar, fast and simplistic flow (such as using a mobile phone to surf the net) it will be easier for users to navigate the CVIS and maximize the use of mobile functionality.The final consideration is what type of devices do physicians currently use, since certain apps and some integrations are based on specific mobile operating systems. Robinson said the vast majority of the devices HCA connects to hospital networks are Apple iPhone and iPad devices, followed by much lower numbers of Android, Samsung and Motorola devices. This reflects the usage trend across healthcare, where Apple devices are by far the most commonly used devices by physicians. FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Mobile access to dynamic ECG waveforms via Airstrip software. News | PACS | August 08, 2019 NetDirector Launches Cloud-based PDF to DICOM Conversion Service NetDirector, a cloud-based data exchange and integration platform, has diversified their radiology automation options… read more Feature | Information Technology | July 31, 2019 | By Greg Freiherr How Smart Devices Can Improve Efficiency Innovation is trending toward improved efficiency — but not at the expense of patient safety, according to… read more Mobile access to dynamic ECG waveforms via Airstrip software. 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