Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC.sz) 2010 annual report.Company ProfileRoyal Swaziland Sugar Corporation (RSSC) Limited is the largest company in Swaziland with interests in sugar cane farming and manufacturing refined sugar products and ethanol for regional consumption and import to the rest of Africa and Europe. RSSC produces beverage-grade ethanol that is used in alcoholic beverages as well as pharmaceuticals and water treatment products. The company produces feints used to manufacture methylated spirits and bio gels. It also produces compressed molasses stillage used to produce liquid fertilisers. RSSC manages approximately 15 600 hectares of irrigated sugar cane on two estates leased from the Swazi Nation and manages an additional 5 000 hectares of half of third parties. It has capacity to produce 2.3 million tonnes of cane per season and about 430 000 tonnes of raw sugar per season. RSSC is a subsidiary of Tibiyo Taka Ngwane with headquarters in Simunye, Swaziland. Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation is listed on the Swaziland Stock Exchange
Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Eastern Eye today publishes its list of the wealthiest Asians in the UK.The weekly newspaper Eastern Eye, part of the Ethnic Media Group, has published its rich list for 2004 detailing the wealthiest Asians in the UK. 21 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Eastern Eye publishes its rich list Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Prospect research Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 15 April 2004 | News Advertisement
The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) has launched a new website in the UK, with websites in six other languages due to be launched by September. The new site has been developed using SDL Tridion software.WSPA is also using SDL Tridion to develop an extranet called Animal Welfare Online that is aimed at Animal Welfare organisations across the world who are members of WSPA. The site aims to improve information sharing across the world.Mike Walton, head of digital at WSPA, said: “It’s important for us to embrace technology and web content management (WCM) as our websites are one of our most important marketing tools. We need to reach a global audience in multiple languages so it’s vital to use the best WCM technology available for managing global content to keep up the flow of long term donations.”The Member Society extranet (Animal Welfare Online) will include a wide range of resources, from information on how to fundraise to detailed reports on animal welfare issues. Nearly 1,000 organisations in 153 countries will have access to it.Terry Hall at SDL Tridion said: “A single bed of code was needed for the WPSA. With so many sites planned the charity needed a way to transfer information quickly. Previously teams were working on different systems around the world. Now there is a single strategic hub of information, accessible from anywhere in the world.”www.wspa.org.uk Howard Lake | 12 June 2008 | News Tagged with: Digital WSPA launches first stage of six-language website 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
NCGA and ASA Respond to EPA RFS Announcement By Andy Eubank – Nov 23, 2014 SHARE Facebook Twitter The following is a statement from Chip Bowling, Maryland farmer and president of the National Corn Growers Association, in response to Friday’s EPA announcement related to the Renewable Fuel Standard:“Today’s announcement by EPA shows the Administration recognizes the proposed rule was inherently flawed and based on an unworkable methodology. We will continue to work with EPA to ensure that the 2014 and 2015 renewable fuel requirements are consistent with what Congress set forth in the Renewable Fuel Standard.“Congress created the RFS to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and to provide cleaner fuel choices for consumers. We will continue working to defend the interests of corn farmers and consumers by holding EPA accountable for implementing the law as enacted by Congress.“Corn farmers have produced a second record crop in two years-resulting in corn prices that have fallen below the cost of production in many parts of the country. Our members have been frustrated by the uncertainty and delays surrounding the RFS. When the time came for them to speak up, they did so – loudly and forcefully. Our growers and allies sent the EPA a clear signal when this proposal was first issued, with nearly 200,000 people responding to the public comment opportunity in opposition to the reduction. Nearly 10,000 farmers called the White House directly. We have never before seen so much grassroots interest in a particular issue. Our farmers will continue to raise our voices as necessary in defense of this important policy.”In response to the announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency, American Soybean Association President Ray Gaesser highlighted soybean farmer concerns with EPA’s inaction on the issue.“The continued delays create great uncertainty for the biodiesel industry and soybean farmers and limits the industry’s ability to invest and expand,” said Gaesser. “The Proposed Rule was unacceptable and would have taken biodiesel backward from the amounts produced and utilized in 2013. However, ASA believes that EPA can and should finalize a 2014 rule that sets the biomass-based diesel volumes at or above the nearly 1.8 billion gallons that were produced and consumed in the U.S. in 2013.” ASA will continue to work with the National Biodiesel Board and industry partners to secure appropriate and beneficial biodiesel RFS volume requirements from EPA and the Administration.” In making the announcement, EPA noted that it would take action in 2015 prior to or combined with the rulemaking for the 2015 RVO standards. Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Energy NCGA and ASA Respond to EPA RFS Announcement Previous articleDisappointment after EPA Fails to Finalize 2014 Volume Standards Under RFSNext articleImmigration Orders Won’t Help Milk Producers Andy Eubank
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Required fields are marked * Armenian soldier fires artillery at Azerbiajani positions. Photo: Armenian Defense Ministry[UPDATED] At midnight Monday, Armenian and Azerbaijani forces are scheduled to cease all hostilities in their recent conflict.Both sides recommitted to an Oct. 24 ceasefire on Sunday.Hundreds of people have been killed since Sept. 27, when fighting and artillery strikes first broke out in the region, which lies within Azerbaijan but has been controlled by ethnic Armenian forces for more than 25 years, according to Reuters.“The first two attempts at a ceasefire were quickly violated by the Azeris with renewed attacks on innocent civilians,” said former Pasadena Mayor William Paparian. “I hope and pray that this time, with the help of the USA, it lasts and peace can be restored to Artsakh.”Azerbaijan has denied targeting civilians and has accused Armenian fighters of committing the atrocities. Turkey has pledged its support to its ally, Azerbaijan, during the largest military exchange in the region since the mid-1990s.“As the cease-fire enforced by the US is a hopeful measure to stop the aggression by Azerbaijan and Turkey against Armenia, it is also clear indication that the aggression is coming from Azerbaijan, who refuses to honor it,” said Natalie Avakian. “Armenians remain hopeful yet skeptical, praying that Azerbaijan will not break this ceasefire for the third time.”According to a statement released by the U.S. State Department, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov met with Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun on Oct 24 and reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to implement and abide by the humanitarian ceasefire agreed to in Moscow on Oct. 10. The agreement was reaffirmed in the statement issued from Paris on Oct. 17, in accordance with the Oct. 1 joint statement issued by President Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.“The humanitarian ceasefire will take effect at 08:00 a.m. local time (12:00 a.m. EDT) on October 26, 2020. The United States facilitated intensive negotiations among the Foreign Ministers and the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to move Armenia and Azerbaijan closer to a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” according to the statement.The conflict has led to numerous demonstrations in Pasadena and nearby Glendale.On Oct. 16, hundreds of local Armenian Americans gathered in Centennial Plaza in front of Pasadena City Hall to protest the attacks.The event was attended by a number of local leaders and elected officials, including State Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada Flintridge), Pasadena Board of Education Members Roy Boulghourjian and Scott Phelps, Board of Education President Patrick Cahalan, Mayor Terry Tornek, and Councilmember Victor Gordo.“We are here in solidarity with you tonight,” Tornek told the crowd. “The city of Pasadena stands with its Armenian-American community in these difficult times, and mourns for the innocent victims of military aggression.”Gordo, who is challenging Tornek for the mayor’s seat in the Nov. 3 election, emphasized his own immigrant roots.“I know what it’s like to live in the United States and have family elsewhere that you worry about,” Gordo said.Eddie Rivera contributed to this report Community News Local Armenian-Americans Hopeful Monday Ceasefire Will Hold By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, MANAGING EDITOR Published on Monday, October 26, 2020 | 4:12 am Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy
Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival NewsCommunityCrime & CourtPlayground closed again because of ‘extreme vandalism’By Staff Reporter – September 5, 2017 4430 Previous articlePallet of pet food on the missing list in LimerickNext articleTD calls for ‘more attractive service’ as rail strike looms Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Continued vandalism has forced the closure again of the Bruff Community PlaygroundEXTENSIVE damage and acts of vandalism at Bruff playground has forced the closure of the facility amid concerns over child safety.Gardai in the County Limerick town are investigating what they describe as “continuous and extreme” vandalism.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Last Thursday evening, extensive damage was caused to the protective surface coating of the playground.In a facebook post, the committee responsible for the playground said that they were forced to shut the facility until repair works were carried out.The vandalism has left locals reeling at the forced closure of the new facility that opened following extensive fundraising throughout 2014 and 2015.Lynda posted on Facebook that it was “So sad to see this, all the hard work that went into raising funds, to getting the planning, the volunteers that sold so many tickets, to see it closed due to vandalism is a real shame.”Dozens of similar comments were posted on the social media page as Yvonne said that “destructive individuals have no respect for property or the children for whom it was intended.”Since its official opening in 2015, the playground has been forced to close on a number of occasions due to acts of criminal damage and vandalism including one occasion last year when the perimeter fence was cut down.Gardai say that “it is well known who damaged the playground” and they are appealing to witnesses to come forward and contact them either on 061-382940 or the Garda confidential line of 1800 666111.See more Limerick news here TAGSBruffcommunity playgroundGardaílimerickVandalism Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement
365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter Google+ Letterkenny Mayor detects a renewed sense of hope after latest hospital briefing Pinterest The Mayor of Letterkenny says there is a renewed sense of hope about the future of Letterkenny General Hospital, and staff morale is improving by the day since the flooding which knocked out 40% of the hospital’s capacity at the end of last month.Cllr Pascal Blake received a briefing at the hospital this morning, amd was told that temporary x-ray and scanning equipment is currently being commissioned at the hospital, and a functional emergency department with radiology services should be up and running by the end of next week.He says with more services coming online, and visiting now restored, the recovery process is well underway…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/pascalhospital.mp3[/podcast] By News Highland – August 7, 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire News Previous articleCutliffe renews call for open recruitment of polling clerks ahead of Seanad referendumNext articleIrish shoppers are smarter since the recession – NCA News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Facebook Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp
News Updates’Hopefully, Railways Would Rush To Rescue Of Migrants, Their Transportation Being As Much Its Responsibility As The State’: Telangana HC [Read Order] Mehal Jain20 Jun 2020 5:34 AMShare This – x”It is hoped that the South Central Railways would also rush to the rescue of the migrant workers, as it is equally the responsibility of the South Central Railways to help the State Government in transporting the stranded migrant workers out of the State”, observed the Telangana High Court on Friday. Last week, the Chief Justice-led bench had suggested that 2-3 bogies in each train…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”It is hoped that the South Central Railways would also rush to the rescue of the migrant workers, as it is equally the responsibility of the South Central Railways to help the State Government in transporting the stranded migrant workers out of the State”, observed the Telangana High Court on Friday. Last week, the Chief Justice-led bench had suggested that 2-3 bogies in each train be earmarked for ferrying the migrant workers stranded in the state to their home-towns. On Friday, the division bench was informed on behalf of the railways that it is not willing to add/demarcate certain bogies as Sramik bogies in those trains which are running on a regular basis. Since the regular trains are completely booked till October, it is not possible for the Railways to cancel the tickets, and to substitute the stranded migrant workers in place of the regular passengers, it was submitted. Further, as regards the direction of the Court to the state to request the south central Railways to restart sramik Trains for the far off destinations of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar and Jharkhan, the bench was told that since there may not be sufficient number of stranded migrant workers (as there are only about 35O migrant workers), who need to be transported to different destinations, the State would unnecessarily be burdened with huge expenditure for running of the Sramik Trains. Because of this reason, the State is not willing to request the Railways to restart the plying of Sramik Trains. “Since it is the duty of the State to transport the stranded migrant workers, in case Sramilc Trains are required to be plied, the State will be burdened with an expenditure of Rs. 1O,OO lakhs for a single Sramik Train”, it was advanced. In these circumstances, the bench directed the the State Government to consult the South central Railways, and to see if there is a possibility of transporting the stranded migrant workers through Sramik Trains, which may not contain twenty-four bogies, but may be reduced to the number of bogies, which may comfortably carry the migrant workers on their journey back home. The government is also free to request the South Central Railways to reduce the amount to be paid by the State on a pro rata basis. “Secondly, in case the stranded migrant workers cannot comfortably be transported through the Railways, the State is directed to seriously consider the option of transporting the migrant workers by RTC buses, Of course, the State, is required to look after the needs of the migrant workers during the course of their journey by buses”, the Court ordered. Considering the fact that the transportation issue will require some time to be resolved, and that the migrant workers are presently housed in a very small campus, which is needlessly leading to overcrowding, the Advocate General, is directed to submit the affidavits of the Principal Secretary, Social Welfare Department, and Principal Secretary, Labour with regard to the conditions under which the migrant workers are presently being housed by the Government. The State Government is directed to immediately take concrete steps for decongesting the small camPus where the migrant workers are presently being housed, and to provide sufficient comfortable accommodation near the Secunderabad RailwayStation. The Government is directed to explore the possibility of housing the migrant workers in one particular complex belonging to the Telangana Housing Board. The Government should also provide bus facility in case the migrant workers need to be brought to the Railway Station so that they can board the trains, if any. It is the duty of the Government to ensure that those migrant workers, who need to travel by trains, are brought to the Railway station 12O minutes Prior to the time for the departure of the train. It is the duty of the railways to ensure that when the migrant workers are brought through buses, they are ably accommodated while maintaining social distancing and are permitted to safely board the trains. Lasttg, the State Government is directed that in case the migrant workers were to be accommodated in a separate accommodation, their daily needs aad requirements are duly met and it is ensured that social distancing is being observed and the migrant workers are accommodated in hygienic condition. Since these stranded migrant workers mayinclude pregnant women, lactating women, small children, and elderly persons, the State is directed to ensure that nutritional food for these four categories of persons is duly provided. Moreover, the State should also ensure that there is sufficient medical help to look after these four categories of persons.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Next Story
Kuzma/iStock(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — The son of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. has joined a chorus of calls to halt the execution of a man convicted of capital murder in the 2004 killings of three Alabama police officers, echoing his father in a letter to the state’s governor that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”Death row inmate Nathaniel Woods, 44, is scheduled to die on Thursday by lethal injection at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Ala., despite the contention that he was not the one who shot the officers and that he received inadequate representation during his 2005 trial.“I stand with hundreds of thousands of Americans across Alabama and the nation, pleading with you not to execute Nathaniel Woods,” Martin Luther King III wrote in a letter sent on Tuesday to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican.Ivey, who has been Alabama’s governor since 2017, has yet to release a statement on Woods’ case, the governor’s press secretary Gina Maiola told ABC News on Tuesday. In his letter, King noted that Ivey has refused to meet with him or even speak to him on the phone about the case.“In just 2 days, your state, and the state I was born in, is set to kill a man who is very likely innocent,” King wrote.King’s letter to Ivey comes after nearly 70,000 people signed a petition on the website Change.org to stop the execution of Woods, who would become the first person executed in Alabama this year and the 67th since the state reinstated the death penalty in 1976.“Killing this African American man, whose case appears to have been strongly mishandled by the courts, could produce an irreversible injustice,” King wrote in his letter to Ivey. “Are you willing to allow a potentially innocent man to be executed?”On June 17, 2004, Birmingham police officers Carlos Owen, Harley Chisholm III and Charles Bennett were shot to death while executing a misdemeanor assault warrant for Woods at a suspected crack house in Birmingham.Woods’ alleged accomplice in the killings, Kerry Spencer, confessed to being the sole gunman who killed the officers with a high-powered weapon, but separate juries convicted both men of four capital murder charges, including killing the officers in the course of committing another crime.During both trials, prosecutors presented the jury the theory that Woods and Spencer acted in tandem to lure the officers into the apartment to kill them.A jury convicted Woods in December 2005, and in a nonunanimous verdict of 10-2 recommended a sentence of death. Spencer was also sentenced to death and is awaiting execution.Woods appealed his conviction, arguing his lawyer gave him inadequate representation by misinforming him that he could not be convicted of capital murder as an accomplice and convincing him to reject a plea deal prosecutors offered him of 20 to 25 years in prison, according to court records.Woods’ appeal was denied by the Alabama Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court.In his letter to Ivey, King stated that Woods “has never had a fair trial” and has not gotten the opportunity to present new evidence since his conviction bolstering his claim that Spencer acted alone and that there was never a plan to lure the officers into an ambush.“So before you allow the execution of Nathaniel Woods, I urge you to grant him a reprieve. We must have time to accurately review the new evidence. With all the concerns expressed by the public, this case requires the highest level of scrutiny possible,” King wrote. “In closing, my father said, ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’ and so I pray that God grants you the courage to do the right thing: to delay his execution.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
The migratory movements of seabirds (especially smaller species) remain poorly understood, despite their role as harvesters of marine ecosystems on a global scale and their potential as indicators of ocean health. Here we report a successful attempt, using miniature archival light loggers (geolocators), to elucidate the migratory behaviour of the Manx shearwater Puffinus puffinus, a small (400 g) Northern Hemisphere breeding procellariform that undertakes a trans-equatorial, trans-Atlantic migration. We provide details of over-wintering areas, of previously unobserved marine stopover behaviour, and the long-distance movements of females during their pre-laying exodus. Using salt-water immersion data from a subset of loggers, we introduce a method of behaviour classification based on Bayesian machine learning techniques. We used both supervised and unsupervised machine learning to classify each bird’s daily activity based on simple properties of the immersion data. We show that robust activity states emerge, characteristic of summer feeding, winter feeding and active migration. These can be used to classify probable behaviour throughout the annual cycle, highlighting the likely functional significance of stopovers as refuelling stages.
Home » News » Agencies & People » Buyers in France and Vietnam push prices up in Dorset previous nextAgencies & PeopleBuyers in France and Vietnam push prices up in DorsetThe Negotiator27th December 20170435 Views Sherborne, Dorset was a very busy part of the world on 27th October as buyers from all over the South of England descended on the town for Symonds & Sampson’s latest property auction.15 lots were offered with a 94 per cent success rate cementing Symonds & Sampson’s position as a leading firm of property auctioneers in the region.There were a record number of telephone and proxy bids from people who could not make the auction in person.A detached farmhouse set in 1 acre, on the market for the first time in 50 years sold for £375,000 and a large property in the centre of Weymouth sold after auction.The most interest, however, was reserved for 2 School Cottages, West Stafford. There were over 200 viewings, 100 people registered for the legal packs and 61 people downloaded or read the legals. Guided at £90,000- £100,000 the bidding rose very quickly with, sometimes, 10 bidders with their hands up at any one time. After 53 bids the hammer fell at £220,000.overseas auction bids auction auction lots auctioneers Sherborne Dorset Vietnamese bidders French bidders December 27, 2017The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021
70; passed away on January 10, 2018 at Hackensack University Medical Center. Sharon was born in Jersey City, NJ, and has lived in Bayonne for the past 8 years. She was a Planner for M.E.B.A. Union in Jersey City. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Wife of the Late Gerard VanGeldren. Mother of Lisa Morin, Gerard VanGeldren, Jr. and Jason VanGeldren. Grandmother of Tyler Morin, Brielle VanGeldren and Olivia Morin. Sister of Thomas Peterson and Dr. Carol Beutler. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (envelopes available at the funeral home). Funeral arrangements by G. KEENEN O’BRIEN Funeral Home, 984 Avenue C.
It’s nearing the end of the year and the IT vendor conferences are starting to wind down. Next week will be NetApp’s annual INSIGHT event in Las Vegas, and we’d like to share some thoughts on what you might want to ask NetApp if you happen to be attending their event.NetApp has been in the storage industry for a long time and has had its ups and downs. Given its recent earnings announcements and related media coverage, I think it’s safe to say that NetApp is trying to right the ship now.”A sharp slowdown in enterprise customers’ all-flash array purchases has sucker-punched NetApp,and though it is hiring more sales heads to fix this worry,things aren’t forecast to get better anytime soon.” Blocks & Files – See full article here.ShareBy comparison, Dell Technologies continues to grow while expanding our #1 position across multiple categories, including Storage, Server, Converged, and Hyper-Converged.With that said, NetApp does have a very loyal customer base, many of which will be attending their INSIGHT 2019 event next week. Here are a few key questions.What enhancements to NetApp’s All-Flash (AFF) and Hybrid (FAS) arrays are coming to make them both simpler to manage and more efficient?NetApp has done well over the years, with its all-flash (A-Series) and hybrid (FAS series) arrays, running their ONTAP storage operating system, but as the industry has matured and data storage solutions have gotten simpler and more efficient, the question is ‘will NetApp make the hard changes required to make their arrays simpler and more efficient for customers to use?’Within our Dell Technologies storage portfolio, we have storage platforms, as well as converged and hyper-converged solutions that can meet all the requirements mentioned below, and more. We believe that our portfolio provides more choice and the best opportunity for customers to match the right platform to the workloads and use cases they need without compromising simplicity or efficiency.Questions to ask:General Architecture:When will the siloed islands disappear? Meaning, when will their storage resources be truly shared across the array controllers? Is there still value in creating islands of storage that need to be manually configured, optimized and managed?When will deduplication be made global to provide optimal efficiency and value?When will you be able to provide ‘constant availability’? When will MetroCluster (for remote replication) be truly Active-Active, with volumes Read/Writable at both sites, and providing an RTO of zero instead of ‘near’ zero?SCM as persistent storage? What is their plan for Storage Class Memory (SCM) as a true persistent storage tier? And when they do adopt SCM, will they have intelligent and automated tiering to make the most of the SCM storage tier when mixed with NVMe or other media?Large Scale Unstructured Data:With a Dell Technologies Isilon solution, you get a global namespace that enables more efficient and flexible management. You need to manage just one volume—with no hierarchy of objects. You can easily and non-disruptively change policies that affect redundancy, retention, efficiency, performance, and security. See more details on Isilon here.When is NetApp going to bring true global namespace to large-scale file environments?Today, customers must provision and manage a hierarchy of storage objects that underpin its pseudo-global namespace capability, FlexGroup Volumes. This means that storage managers are faced with inflexible and labor-intensive processes needed to manage dynamic and growing storage for unstructured data. The hierarchy of objects inherent with NetApp’s physical RAID-based architecture requires many manual steps for allocating and assigning ONTAP volumes; for example, setting the protocol, assigning the server, assigning networking to the server, applying permissions. And all these steps must be completed before you can use the storage. Further, storage managers must configure and schedule retention and efficiency on a per-volume basis. Then, efficiency tuning is often required at the pool level. And finally, they must schedule changes to retention and efficiency settings.How about Hyper-Converged Infrastructure?With our Dell Technologies industry-leading HCI, VxRail, customers get a fully integrated, pre-configured, and pre-tested hyper-converged system. VxRail meets all the requirements mentioned below while also providing certified integration with VMware Cloud Foundation. VxRail delivers single upgrade packages every 30 days, all automated, tested and installed in the proper order. For more information on VxRail, click here.If you are like me, you have found NetApp’s HCI messaging a bit confusing recently. For years, NetApp’s HCI solution was sold as a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure, then suddenly, they changed it to disaggregated Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure. Did anything change? Was it ever really Hyper-Converged to begin with?Questions to ask:LCM simple or difficult? How does Life Cycle Management work for NetApp HCI? Does NetApp HCI do automatic server, networking, storage, and VMware patching and upgrades, in the proper order, with the press of a button?Smallest building block available for the edge? What options does NetApp HCI provide for edge use cases when customers need smaller solutions for things like remote offices? Isn’t the smallest NetApp HCI 6 nodes?Software-Defined? Does NetApp HCI come in a version that doesn’t require their SolidFire storage?Is NetApp HCI available as a true op-ex (as-a-service) model – complete HCI stack (hypervisor, server, network, storage), fully managed, on-premise solution available 100% as-a-service?How successful has NetApp’s Data Fabric vision really been?At Dell Technologies, we believe in providing our customers with best-in-class cloud solutions that provide customers with flexibility and choice. You can choose from our turnkey Cloud Platforms, Cloud Validated Designs, Complete Op-ex Models for Datacenter-as-a-Service and Public Cloud support across Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and Amazon AWS. Find all our cloud solution details here.NetApp has been pitching their Data Fabric for years, but when you look at their earnings announcements, the ‘Cloud Data Services’ represents less than 1% of their revenue. So, the obvious question is ‘how many customers are really adopting the Data Fabric?’Questions to ask:Based on a storage operating system? Data Fabric seems to be based on NetApp’s ONTAP so I can see why some existing NetApp customers may find it useful, but what about new customers? Ask NetApp to explain the benefit of Data Fabric if I’m not an existing NetApp customer using ONTAP?What about NPS? Is NetApp Private Storage (NPS) still a viable solution with a roadmap into the future?If you are attending NetApp’s INSIGHT event, please consider these questions and their importance to your infrastructure, and seek the answers you need. And I hope you have a great week!
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Photo: Governor Tom Wolf / CC BY 2.0LITTLE VALLEY – The Cattaraugus County Health Department now has six confirmed cases of COVID-19, the novel Coronavirus.Officials say a female resident who lives in the northwest part of the county with a travel history to Buffalo was tested for COVID-19 last week after being in contact with a positive case at her place of employment.“Her test result came back negative for COVID-19. However, shortly afterwards, she developed a fever, cough and whole-body aches and was re-tested for COVID-19 on March 29,” said officials. “Her test results from the re-test today, revealed that she is indeed positive for COVID-19.”The patient is resting at home and is now under quarantine with her family. Officials say she will be assessed and monitored closely. “The department will conduct a thorough contact tracing investigation, for those individuals that she has been in contact with and the places that she visited,” explained officials. “We continue to ask our residents to bunker down, and avoid any non-essential travel, especially to areas where there is community wide spread of COVID-19 otherwise, you place your family and other Cattaraugus County residents at risk.”