As data growth continues the opportunities for Dell Technologies and Splunk customers expand. To learn more about our joint offerings check the links below.Dell EMC ECS: Splunk SmartStore Configuration GuideDell EMC Ready Bundle for SplunkDell EMC ECS App for SplunkDell EMC Isilon App for SplunkDiscover how Splunk’s SmartStore running on Dell EMC ECS can help you manage large Splunk workloads! In the lead-up to Splunk .conf19 our friends from Big Data Beard set out on an epic roadtrip from Boston to Las Vegas driving an RV loaded with IOT sensors, collecting data and storing it on ECS via SmartStore. With the power of the combined offerings of Dell Technologies, Splunk and other sponsors, the Big Data Beard team captured data, spotted trends, predicted failures, and discovered more exciting ways to use Splunk to extract value from machine generated data. It was a great real time and real-world use case that generated a lot of excitement at the event.Dell Technologies had three sessions at Splunk .conf19 that are archived at the links below.“Splunk Apps for Infrastructure from Dell EMC”. In this session, you’ll hear from an experienced Site Reliability Engineer how Dell EMC’s investment in Splunk apps across their platforms makes it easier for Splunk users to monitor infrastructure and integrate these insights into an overall application performance monitoring strategy.“Cloud-scale On-Prem: SmartStore Best Practices with Dell EMC”. In this session learn how Dell EMC delivers cloud-scale object storage for on-premises deployments of SmartStore and how you can leverage best practices learned from some of the world’s largest global Splunk deployments.“Secrets from a Splunk Ninja: Deployment Architecture Best Practices”. In this session learn more about the best practices that power some of the largest, on-premises deployments of Splunk around the world. Determine if SmartStore is right for your environment and size it for maximum performance and benefit.Dell Technologies and Splunk offer a few ways to help customers tackle AI, ML, or DL challenges with prebuilt, pretested, preconfigured Ready Solutions or Reference Architectures, all with or without GPU’s. I’m a Business Development lead with the Dell Technologies Unstructured Data Solutions (UDS) team. In this role I drive go-to-market and enablement for enterprise data center storage offerings with many of our partners in the Data Analytics and AI Solutions space. One of our key partners in this area is Splunk and I’ve been working with them for quite a while now. In fact, I recently attended .conf19 in Las Vegas with over 11,000 Splunkers and it opened my eyes. Let me tell you why I’m so excited about the possibilities for customers working together with Dell Technologies and Splunk on their journey to AI.Splunk is already one of the largest data aggregators in the industry. I personally evaluated and deployed Splunk back in 2007 at a large media and entertainment company where we were using approximately 50,000 render cores with data coming in from numerous machine logs, applications, data bases, schedulers, render farms and many other sources. With this level of data consolidation there’s a need to apply machine learning for predictive learning and root cause analysis, a significant use case for Splunk.Data growth continues unabated at an exponential rate due to the number of connected devices talking to the network. Everything today has sensors, with all of them transmitting data to some central repository for analysis along with other related data sets. With these and other IOT devices being so prevalent and decentralized we need globally distributed storage repositories to be able to receive this data.Last year, Splunk announced availability of a new modern data path model called SmartStore. SmartStore allows you to decouple compute from storage and also supports the S3 protocol. You still have the hot/cache tier as tier 0 but now you can tier from it directly to a SmartStore target like Dell EMC’s Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) which has been certified by Splunk. In addition, Dell EMC also released an ECS Splunk plugin freely available for customers who have deployed ECS and want to monitor it via Splunk. There are links below for information and downloads.
If a child has access to the Internet, text messaging or email, they could become a victim of cyberbullying. According to recent surveys, more than 40 percent of students in fourth through eighth grades have been the victim of some form of online bullying. Cyberbullying is bullying through email, instant messaging, in chat rooms, on a website, through digital messages, or images sent to a cellular phone. “Cyberbullying is unique,” said Cheryl Varnadoe, a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension 4-H specialist and cyberbullying expert. “It not only looks and feels different than traditional bullying, but presents some unusual challenges in dealing with it. Damage done by cyberbullies is real. And in some cases, can be more painful than traditional bullying.” Research conducted by Georgia 4-H’s Youth Technology Leadership Team shows that children may not tell parents they have been harassed online. “As children get older, the likeliness of them reporting the abuse is less likely,” she said. “One reason they are less prone to tell is they say we didn’t listen or believe them when they did come and tell us.” Parents should pay attention, she said, and take action if their children are: Hesitant to be online. Nervous when receiving an instant message, email or text. Upset after using the computer or cell phone. Hiding or clearing the computer screen or closing the phone when parents enter the room.Withdrawing from friends.Falling behind in schoolwork or avoiding school.Very moody or crying. Almost all American teens use the Internet on a daily basis, according to a recent study by Pew Internet. Approximately 23 million youth log on every day. Most parents, 81 percent, don’t think teens are careful when sharing information online or on their cell phones. More than half of parents and teens agree teenagers do things online they wouldn’t want their parents to know about. Roughly 60 percent of teens own a cell phone and spend on average an hour a day talking and texting, according to U.S. Cellular Statistics. Teach kids to be safe online“As youth go online in increasing numbers, cyber ethics is a critical lesson,” Varnadoe said. “Online, people can feel invisible and capable of doing things they normally wouldn’t do in person or in public.”Tell children not to hurt others online, respect privacy, be responsible, ignore insults from others and be themselves. Appropriate online communication is a proactive way to discourage cyberbullying and make children aware of what is not allowed, she said. “As a parent or caretaker, your goal is to keep a good ongoing dialogue with your child so they will feel comfortable telling you if something bad happens online or somewhere else,” she said. “Build a relationship of trust and then listen carefully to what your child says about their online experiences. Let your child know you believe them and will help them feel safe. Be clear that you need to know if your child receives an inappropriate message, both on and offline.”Spreading the word“I saw my tech team (Georgia 4-H Youth Technology Leadership Team) in a room with a group of kids, and they would rather text and email than talk to each other,” she said. “I also saw them going to a website that allows anonymous postings and being mean. These kids were supposed to be the leaders and teaching others about responsible behavior. I decided then I needed to learn what to do and how to work with others and teach others how to do the same.” Varnadoe created the Cyber Security Initiative to educate youth across the state on cyberbullying and Internet safety. The program introduces youth and adults to the rules of cybercitizenship. Partnering with local UGA Extension offices, the Georgia 4-H Youth Technology Leadership Team travels around the state to lead free classes on cyberbullying, Internet safety and social networking. The program is funded by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board.For more information and to schedule programs, contact Varnadoe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vermont Technical College will open its state of the art clinical learning and simulation center at its Brattleboro campus on Thursday. The additional 1,000 square feet of educational space is possible thanks to a $600,000 grant awarded to VTC through the efforts of Senator Patrick Leahy.Clifford LaPlante, nursing site director of the Brattleboro campus, is pleased and grateful for the new addition, “It enhances the entire educational experience. We can now teach things we wouldn’t otherwise be able to.”LaPlante, who has been a registered nurse for 34 years, has noticed a continual state of growth in VTC’s nursing programs since his arrival nearly 7 years ago. “One of the things that struck me about the nursing department and the college almost immediately was that the nursing department has this desire for continuous quality improvement. It’s constantly looking at student evaluations, at the many facets of the program, and at all the data, and constantly examining and reexamining everything. And no matter how good the numbers are, or how good the evaluation is, the question is always the same: ‘How can we do it just a little bit better?'”One way the college hopes to do things a little bit better is through “simulation technology”. Simulators are very high-tech, life-like mannequins designed to do just about everything a real person can do, including breathe, talk and give birth.Through the use of simulation technology, the college’s nursing faculty will be able to train students to handle just about any situation. “VTC has always had a basic skill lab where first year nursing students learn very basic nursing skills,” LaPlante said, “but these high fidelity simulators will put students in situations they should know and experience, but may not have to deal with every day. We call these ‘high risk – low incidence’ situations, for example, a patient having a heart attack. It’s hard to train for this sort of thing because people don’t have heart attacks on cue.”Those in attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony will include Dr. Philip Conroy, VTC’s new president, as well as cabinet members and local leaders in nursing education. The event, which is meant to be a social occasion as well as a demonstration in cutting edge technology, will be an opportunity to acknowledge everybody’s hard work and Vermont Tech’s continued commitment to the nursing programs. LaPlante, who will be the master of ceremonies, is proud of the hard work he and the rest of the nursing faculty do on a day-to-day basis to ensure the nursing program’s high standards.”I think Vermonters should know that it’s a very high quality program, and they’re very fortunate, I think, to have it to improve the quality of healthcare in Vermont.”About VTC’s Nursing ProgramsThe curriculum for the preparation of both Practical Nurses and associate’s degree Registered Nurses is built upon the foundational concepts of Dorothea Orem and eight outcomes that are prominent in each nursing course. These include nursing process; scientific principles; communication theory; ethical and legal principles; an understanding of the nursing role as a member of an interdisciplinary team; an understanding of the role of the provider of care; teaching and learning principles; and responsibility for accountability and self-growth.About Vermont Technical CollegeFounded in 1866, Vermont Technical College is a public, coeducational, undergraduate institution offering more than 25 bachelor’s and associate degree programs. Vermont Tech currently enrolls approximately 1,650 students. www.vtc.edu(link is external).
Siemens and Uniper to cooperate on green hydrogen development FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Magazine:Siemens and the Uniper fossil fuels business spun out of German energy giant E.on have been working together for years and have announced a cooperation agreement aimed at decarbonizing power generation and driving sector coupling.Part of the newly announced initiative will focus on the production and use of green hydrogen. The partners will assess what proportion of Uniper’s natural gas assets could host hydrogen produced using renewable electricity. Uniper plans to shutter or repurpose its coal-fired power fleet within five years as part of a bid for climate-neutral power generation by 2035 and is examining the role green hydrogen can play, not least by supplanting natural gas. Siemens Gas and Power will provide technical support.A planned series of “brownfield transformation” projects will decarbonize coal-fired power plants and reduce the carbon footprint of Uniper’s gas-facilities. The integration of energy storage into the green hydrogen loop is envisioned.Uniper already generates green hydrogen at German power-to-gas plants built in Falkenhagen in 2013 and in Hamburg at a facility constructed two years later. The company, which was spun out of E.on in 2016, also participates in the “cross-sector real laboratories” program funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics in order to bring down the cost of green hydrogen.“After the coal phase-out and the switch to a secure, gas-based energy supply, the use of climate-friendly gas is a big step towards the success of the energy transition,” said Uniper chief executive Andreas Schierenbeck.[Sandra Enkhardt]More: Green hydrogen and the switch to a secure, ‘climate-friendly’ gas-based energy supply
3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Marking National Small Business Week, which started yesterday and runs through Saturday, NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger highlights credit unions’ work with member small businesses and NAFCU’s ongoing efforts to increase credit unions’ member business lending cap.“Credit unions and small business have a unique, cooperative bond,” said Berger. “Small business is the engine that helps drive our economy, and credit unions are a great source of capital for Main Street businesses that promote economic growth and job creation.”In February, the NCUA Board approved a final member business lending rule that removes the prescriptive underwriting criteria and personal guarantee requirements of the current regulation, and gives credit unions the ability to decide if a personal guarantee is required. continue reading »
Morgan Stanley agreed to buy discount brokerage E*Trade Financial Corp. for $13 billion, pushing further into the retail market with its biggest acquisition since the financial crisis.The all-stock takeover adds E*Trade’s $360 billion of client assets to Morgan Stanley’s $2.7 trillion, the companies said Thursday in a statement. Morgan Stanley also gets E*Trade’s direct-to-consumer and digital capabilities to complement its full-service, advisory-focused brokerage.“E*Trade represents an extraordinary growth opportunity for our wealth-management business and a leap forward in our wealth-management strategy,” Chief Executive Officer James Gorman said in the statement. “This continues the decade-long transition of our firm to a more balance-sheet-light business mix, emphasizing more durable sources of revenue.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
In the first year of the project they donated 108 shoeboxes, and today they are donating 729 shoeboxes. The collected shoes will be distributed to children in need in a number of countries. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — A local family and church members are donating shoes for children in need to honor a fallen trooper who was killed in 2014. Skinner also mentioned tomorrow is the last day to drop off shoeboxes at Calvary Community Church. Sharyn Skinner has been collecting and donating shoes for ‘Operation Christmas Child’ in honor of her son who died while on duty; New York State Trooper Chris Skinner. Sharyn Skinner and a few other family members delivered the boxes to the Calvary Community Church in Johnson City, where they were then shipped to the national distribution center in Baltimore Maryland. “Because the pandemic hit everyone worldwide,” Skinner said. “So these boys and girls with little to nothing are dealing with the pandemic as well. Skinner says it was super important to continue the project, especially during the pandemic.
This year, Air France is flying to Split for the first time Thus, 723.048 passengers passed through Resnik in July, which is the first time in the history of that airport. Last July, 695.509 passengers passed through that airport. Although the number of arrivals is higher, there are significantly fewer overnight stays, more precisely 5.346.390 overnight stays, ie 1 percent less than in the same month in 2018. Last month, the long-awaited new part of the passenger terminal of Split Airport was opened, so now the total capacity of the passenger terminal (newly built and old) is 5 million passengers a year. Another one in a series of records was broken this year at Split Airport, Croatia’s busiest airport during the summer. This is confirmed by the statistical data of the Association of French Travel Agencies Les Voyage Enterprises according to whose data Croatia is on the list of the best-selling foreign medium-sized destinations of the French and records an increase of 11 percent compared to the same period last year. The French national airline Air France landed at Split Airport for the first time in mid-July. It’s a company decided to introduce three flights a week by A318 / A319 aircraft during July and August. “Most French tour operators are very satisfied with the bookings and results, especially for July and August, but also for September and October. ” stand out from the Tourist Board of Split-Dalmatia County. DUBROVNIK AND SPLIT AGAINST LIBERALIZATION OF TAXI MARKET, WANT TO INTRODUCE ORDER Les Entreprises du Voyage: Croatia in a positive trend The first days of August also run in record numbers, reaching 200 landings and takeoffs per day on the weekends. RELATED NEWS: In the previous year, Split Airport for the first time in history exceeded the number of three million passengers in one year (3,124.067), and this year 450 passed through the airport, in the reconstruction and expansion of which 1,825.166 million kuna was invested. passengers, almost 110.000 more than in the same period last year. Photo: HGK DANIJELA MIHALIĆ ĐURICA, DIRECTOR OF THE CNTB REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN FRANCE: FRENCH GUESTS ARE IDEAL FOR EXTENDING THE SEASON According to data from the eVisitor system, 923.288 guests stayed in the Split-Dalmatia County in July, which is a 4.000 arrival better result than last year. In the field Split in July, there were 184.677 tourist arrivals and 635.588 overnight stays, which is an increase of 6 percent in arrivals and 5 percent in overnight stays compared to 2018. Also, from January to July, there were 519.538 tourist arrivals and 1.489.261 overnight stays in Split, which is an increase of 10 percent in arrivals and 11 percent in overnight stays. In the period of the previous seven months in the Split-Dalmatia County, the largest number of arrivals and overnight stays from foreign markets were made by Germans (179.841), Poles (164.647), tourists from the UK market (128.914), tourists from the Czech Republic (120.862), BiH 110.1012), Sweden (90.029) and France (85.349). We are especially pleased with the increase in the arrival of guests from distant markets, with the largest number of arrivals coming from the USA (105.348) with a growth of 14%, the Republic of Korea 41.393 and Japan with 17.831 arrivals. However, all seven months of this year’s tourist traffic are excellent in Central Dalmatia with a total of 2.104.507 arrivals (+ 5%) and 9.426.128 overnight stays (+ 1%). The total positive trend in the growth of tourist traffic was mostly contributed by foreign tourists, who came in 1.852.964 or 5 percent more than in the same period last year, while with 161.543 arrivals of domestic tourists there was also a 5 percent better arrival and a 1 percent increase in overnight stays. 4 percent of domestic guests. PUBLIC ELECTRIC BIKE SYSTEM PUT INTO OPERATION IN SPLIT
The project includes liquefaction equipment, storage facilities, and marine shipping infrastructures, and is worth an estimated C$9 billion ($6.4 billion) and is slated to start operations in 2025. Image courtesy of Gazoduq The agency set the deadline for the submission of written comments for the mandate to June 30, 2020, and for the agreement, to ensure its signature, until June 4, 2020. The Québec-based Gazpduq intends to build a 780 km long pipeline between northeastern Ontario and Saguenay. This proposed project would connect TC Energy’s existing main natural gas transmission system in northeastern Ontario to the proposed Énergie Saguenay project, a natural gas liquefaction facility by GNL Québec in Saguenay, Québec. The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada has issued a call for public comments on Gazoduq’s LNG feeder pipeline in Québec. To remind, Énergie Saguenay is proposing to build a natural gas liquefaction complex at Port Saguenay capable of exporting up to 11 million tons of LNG per year sourced from western Canada. As part of the planning phase of the impact assessment, the Agency invites the public and Indigenous groups and Nations to review and provide comments on the environmental assessment and the impact assessment features for the project. The agency has also made funding available to assist the participation of the public and Indigenous groups and Nations in the impact assessment for the project. This consultation required under the Act deals specifically with the mandate of the Integrated Review Panel and the Canada-Quebec Cooperation Agreement, rather than the potential effects of the Gazoduq project itself. There will be several other opportunities for the public and Indigenous groups and Nations to participate throughout the impact assessment process, the agency said.
Around 450 members of 47 tribes metfor a second day to discuss how to resist Bolsonaro’s moves to weaken publicagencies which are meant to protect the environment and native land rights. BRAZIL – Indigenous tribes and rubbertappers joined forces on Wednesday to oppose steps by Brazilian President JairBolsonaro that they said were destroying the Amazon forest they depend on. Indigenous leader of the Celia Xakriaba tribe walks next to the Xingu River during a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, Mato Grosso state, Brazil on Jan. 15. REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES Bolsonaro said tribes have too muchland and he wants to open up the reservations to commercial mining andagriculture to develop the Amazon and lift indigenous people from poverty.(Reuters)