Legion Names Patriotic Coloring Contest Winners

first_imgMorgan Decosta (first place), Tyler Greene and Ava Kelly (second place), shown left to right in front row, were the Ocean City Intermediate School winners of the American Legion Post 524 Patriotic Coloring Contest.Also shown (back row, left to right) are Ken Riggione, Post 524 Education Committee; Fred Little Sr., Post 524 senior vice-commander; and Geoffrey Haines, Ocean City Intermediate School principal.“The winners received prizes generously donated by local merchants Gillian’s Wonderland Pier, Johnson’s Popcorn and Playland’s Castaway Cove,” Little said.last_img read more

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Managing for Large Scale Growth

first_imgOrganizations that are growing at rates requiring truly large scale infrastructure, in addition to their immediate growth needs, should be seriously considering how the infrastructure they are creating will sustain itself over time. Answering your short term growth pressures without also addressing the need to manage larger and larger infrastructure is not an approach that will have a happy ending.When we designed the DSS 9000 rack scale solution we understood that – because we have more than a decade of deep experience with the leaders in hyperscale computing. Scale comes with its own set of challenges, and foremost among them is management. How do you manage exponentially expanding infrastructure without losing the advantages that scale delivers?The answer is that you need to have an architecture that allows you to easily incorporate and adopt the technologies that are being developed to address the latest challenges in the industry.  Being an open architecture allows the DSS 9000 to benefit from the work being done across the entire industry to more efficiently manage massive data centers.The promise of fully composable infrastructure is management nirvana for large scale environments; it’s the point when all resources – compute, storage, networking, memory – are fully disaggregated across the infrastructure and available to be independently “composed” into whatever infrastructure combinations you need. While the technology has not quite caught up with the dream yet (see the recent blog by Robert Hormuth, CTO of the Dell EMC Infrastructure Solutions Group), the DSS 9000 offers composable elements in its current version and a path to full composability in the future.Manage at the Rack LevelEfficient, open and agile rack management is at the design core of the DSS 9000. Its management foundation is based on the industry accepted Redfish management APIs. The Intel ® Rack Scale Design (RSD) hardware resource manager also uses the Redfish open APIs as its foundation and this allows the DSS 9000 to implement RSD’s Pooled System Management Engine (PSME) APIs and firmware as part of its Rack Manager component to enable the comprehensive inventory of all devices in the rack.  It is this leveraging of open management APIs and software that lets the DSS 9000 provide a single management interface across the rack and consolidate rack-wide operations, for example, to perform firmware updates to all the devices in the rack at once. Imagine the overall reduction in time consumed (and money saved) that this adds up to across massive infrastructure environments.  Redfish compatibility is also what makes it possible to support ancillary third party gear like switches and servers within a DSS 9000 rack, permitting even greater choice and functionality for customers.Dynamically Allocate Resources Across the RackThe disaggregation of resources provided by Redfish and Rack Scale Design are the beginning steps on the path to full composability. Using integration software from Dell EMC and an orchestration tool (i.e., MAAS, OpenStack Fuel) compute and storage resources on the DSS 9000 can be dynamically allocated across the rack as needed. (See the Transforming Management for Modern Scale-Out whitepaper for details.) The ability to allocate and subsequently decommission resources on the fly gives data centers tremendous flexibility in how they choose to run their day-to-day operations. It allows for higher levels of resource utilization and the ability to respond more rapidly to spikes in demand. Deploy Racks at a TimeThe DSS 9000 is delivered as a pre-integrated rack after being built to customers’ specifications. The server and storage sleds that make up the rack, have a wide range of optional components that give customers tremendous flexibility to optimize for their specific workloads. When the racks are delivered it is as simple as rolling them into place, plugging them in and beginning to provision the systems – no additional cabling or integration of the racks. The building-block chassis structure of the DSS 9000 also makes it quick and easy to scale within a rack, by simply sliding in a fully populated chassis.Benefit From Rack Scale DesignThe DSS 9000 design includes a powerful rack management infrastructure. It has a separate Intel® Atom powered Rack Manager component that is connected to each of the block chassis and, in turn, to each individual server. Status and control of servers, power, and cooling are communicated through a gigabit management network that is independent of the data network. This infrastructure enables faster communication and more extensive management functionality for the increasingly complex workloads service providers and carriers now provide. In addition, it permits independent control at the block level for more efficient power and cooling.Transform Large Scale ManagementTo remain competitive as they scale, organizations need to invest in infrastructure with the ability to adopt new technologies quickly, to take advantage of open platforms and to move toward full composability. The DSS 9000 is infrastructure that helps organizations into a more productive and efficient future. See the DSS 9000 Rack Management video for more details and a look at the DSS 9000 in action.last_img read more

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Council announces results, sanction

first_imgThe Junior Class Council and Sophomore Class Council election results were announced Wednesday night, while the Senior Class Council results will be withheld until Thursday night due to a sanction. Kevin Doherty will serve as junior class president and Nicholas Schilling won the position of sophomore class president. The Judicial Council delayed the announcement of Senior Class Council results due to a sanction against one of the tickets. Parker King and his running mates Ben German, Alicia Elliot and Brinya Bjork sent a campaign e-mail through a residence hall listserv, according to a Judicial Council press release. The student body constitution prohibits the use of listservs for campaigning. The Election Committee chose to invalidate eight votes cast for King’s ticket, a number that accounts for around 10 percent of the number of rising seniors living in the hall that received the e-mail. Judicial Council will announce the Senior Class Council election results tonight. Doherty and his running mates for Junior Class Council, Megan Rodts, Kim Neary and Nolan Welsh, won with 54.75 percent of the vote, or 536 votes. The second ticket, headed by Mike Weiss, earned 45.25 percent. 443 votes were cast for him and Julianne Crimmins, Mike Kress and Sean Hannon. Doherty said he looks forward to next year and being able to participate in something he truly loves. “I love meeting new people, ” he said. “I love having a vision and having the opportunity to put it into place.” Doherty said his main objective for next year is to have fun, and he is glad the results reflect students’ reactions to his ticket’s plans. “Throughout the whole campus I feel like people really resonated with us when we went and talked to them,” he said. “They really liked our ideas.” Weiss said although the election process was time-consuming, it was a great opportunity to be able to run. “It was really nice to get out and meet the class,” he said. “And I got to spend a lot of time with three really great people.” Schilling will lead the sophomore class next year, along with Paul DiGiovanni, Mary Clare Rigali and Margaret Preuss. The ticket garnered 56.98 percent of the vote, or 596 votes. The second sophomore ticket, Anthony Krenselewski, received 43.02 percent, or 450 votes. The other members of his ticket were Lizzie Helping, Jackie Picache and Alesandra Mendoza. Although the process was tiring, Krenselewski said, he had a great time running “We wish the best for Nick and them,” he said. “I’m sure they’re going to do a great job.” Krenselewski said he and the rest of his ticket plan to still be involved in student government. “Hopefully some of the ideas we had in place will still get done,” he said. Schilling, a Keough resident, said he looks forward to serving student government with fellow Keough residents Doherty and student body president-elect Pat McCormick. “It’s really neat to be able to have that connection to the other councils beyond just student government,” Schilling said. The other tickets running for Sophomore Class Council made the election process a great experience, Schilling said. “They were phenomenal,” he said. “It made all the work we did that much more important.” Schilling said he thinks the next year has a lot of potential for Sophomore Class Council. “We feel like we bring a really awesome ticket to the table,” Schilling said. “Hopefully we will be able to move forward very quickly to get things rolling for next year.”last_img read more

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High Five: April 2012

first_img1. Doctor’s Orders – Atlanta, GAPhysician assistants can now prescribe healthy hikes in the great outdoors, which can then be turned in for free passes to Georgia’s state parks. The program is part of a larger effort by the park system to encourage people to use the outdoors as part of their exercise routine. A prescribed calorie burn is an effort everyone can get behind. Just don’t be offended if, during your next physical, your doc tells you to “take a hike.”2. Wet Trails – Chattahoochee River, GA The Chattahoochee River will become the nation’s first designated National Water Trail under the new National Water Trail System unveiled by Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar. Salazar signed a Secretarial Order that establishes national water trails as part of the National Trail System Act of 1968, which allows for more water trails to be signed into law without being bogged down in Congress. Recreational tubers rejoiced by cranking up Alan Jackson and chugging Silver Bullets.3. Solar Blessing – Prince George County, MDA group of 36 church officials in Prince George’s County recently sent a letter to their lawmakers, imploring them to support Governor Martin O’Malley’s plan to use Maryland’s portion of the Atlantic Coast for off-shore wind farms. The multi-denominational clergy clan—which included priests, nuns, rabbis, and an imam—called out air and water pollution from coal-burning power plants. In their view, going green isn’t hippie—it’s godly in a do-unto-others kind of way. “As clergy we recognize the core issue is the impact this has on people,” said Reverend Kip Banks Sr. of Upper Marlboro, Md.4. Leading the Blind – Washington, DCEJ Scott is slowly losing his sight due to the genetic eye disease choroidarema, but that has not slowed him down; in fact, it may have sped him up. Scott is now in the midst of running 12 marathons in 12 different cities in 2012 to benefit The Choroideremia Research Foundation. Running blindfolded to prevent further damage to his eyes, Scott has caught the attention of several national news outlets and plans on running in marathons in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., to promote the cause. Even though he can’t see the runners around him, they can see him and that’s the point.5. Streaking the South – Raleigh, N.C. 70-year-old Barbara Latta holds the longest women’s running streak in the country. She has been running every day since December 5, 1983—that’s over 28 years of consecutive running. Several men from the South have even longer running streaks, including 73-year-old Jon Simpson of Memphis, Tenn., who has been running every day since August 30, 1971, a span of over 40 years. The national leader is 61-year-old Mark Covert, of Lancaster, California, who began his streak on July 23, 1968. Covert has run over 16,000 consecutive days. There’s even an organization dedicated to tracking these relentless runners: the U.S. Running Streak Association lists hundreds of streakers across the country: runeveryday.comBeyond the Blue RidgeCentury Mark – FranceRobert Marchand set a speed record for riding his bike 15.1 miles in 60 minutes, at the age of 100. Following the race, he said, “I could have gone faster; I didn’t want to.”Losing by Winning – Fort Worth, TXScott Downard broke the tape at the Cowtown Marathon, then broke the news that he was wearing a buddy’s number and never registered for the race. The event sparked controversy across the web and Downard was disqualified, going from first to worst, and chat forum pariah, in a matter of seconds.Is it drafty on this waterfall? – Spearfish, S.D.A man received a verbal warning when he was busted for climbing Bridal Veil Falls in the buff on a cold, snowy day last month. The man explained he did it for a laugh and luckily got away without a fine—or frostbite.last_img read more

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BLOG: Gov. Wolf Announces Partnership With Waze to Improve Traveler Information (ROUND-UP)

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 15, 2015 BLOG: Gov. Wolf Announces Partnership With Waze to Improve Traveler Information (ROUND-UP) By: Megan Healey, Deputy Press Secretarycenter_img Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Government That Works,  Round-Up,  The Blog Governor Tom Wolf yesterday announced travel information available for Pennsylvania roadways is being expanded through a free, two-way data-sharing partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Waze, a real-time crowdsourced navigation app through which drivers share road conditions.“As travelers rely more and more on their smartphones for real-time traffic data, this new partnership represents yet another way PennDOT is modernizing to keep up with the demands of its customers,” Governor Wolf said.Check out the coverage:AP: PennDOT, Waze to share information on roads“The state of Pennsylvania and popular navigation app Waze are partnering to offer drivers even more real-time information about crashes, road conditions and construction zones. Governor Tom Wolf announced the partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Waze on Monday. Wolf says Waze will get PennDOT’s road condition reporting data to share with the app’s users. The department will use data reported by those users to boost traffic-condition monitoring. They say the partnership can help agencies respond more quickly to congestion.” [AP, 12/14/15]Philadelphia Inquirer: Waze, PennDOT to share road-condition info“More information about crashes, construction and other traffic problems on Pennsylvania’s highways is headed to your smartphone, thanks to a new partnership between Waze and the state Department of Transportation. The data sharing will boost the information available to travelers using the crowdsourced navigation app and improve PennDOT’s internal traffic monitoring, officials said. Waze will now receive PennDOT’s data about road conditions to share with its users. The real-time PennDOT data will supplement the incident and slow-down information reported by the app’s users.” [Philadelphia Inquirer, 12/14/15]Fox 29: PennDOT, Waze Team on Traffic Info“The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and popular traffic app Waze  have formed a partnership in order to improve traffic information, Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday. Under terms of the deal, Waze and PennDOT will share data with one another. Waze will share its crowd-sourced traffic and incident reports with PennDOT, while PennDOT will share its road condition reporting data with Waze.” [Fox29, 12/14/15]Fox43: PennDOT and Waze to share road condition info“Governor Wolf believes motorists will benefit from a partnership between PennDot and Waze,  a real-time crowdsourced navigation app through which drivers share road conditions. ‘As travelers rely more and more on their smartphones for real-time traffic data, this new partnership represents yet another way PennDOT is modernizing to keep up with the demands of its customers,’ Governor Wolf said. Waze will receive PennDOT’s road condition reporting data to share with its users, while the department will use data reported by people using Waze to supplement internal traffic-condition monitoring.” [Fox43, 12/14/15]NBC10: PennDOT, Navigation App Waze to Share Road Information“The state of Pennsylvania and popular navigation app Waze are partnering to offer drivers even more real-time information about crashes, road conditions and construction zones.Governor Tom Wolf announced the partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and Waze on Monday. Wolf says Waze will get PennDOT’s road condition reporting data to share with the app’s users. The department will use data reported by those users to boost traffic-condition monitoring.” [NBC10, 12/14/15]last_img read more

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Indiana has 10th Most Overworked Police

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — A new report published by SafeWise, places the state of Indiana at number 10 on the list of the Top 10 States with the most overworked Police Officers.According to the report, as of 2014, there is one police officer for every 294 people in the state. In 2014 each police officer had to handle an average of 13.76 violent and property crimes.There are nearly 12,000 officers in Indiana, and they had to share the load of 435,298 total crimes.Everyone at WRBI would like to thank our officers, dispatchers, paramedics, EMT’s, and firefighters for everything they do to keep our communities safe.last_img read more

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Joyce Bascom

first_imgJoyce Bascom, 81, of Rising Sun, Indiana, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Rising Sun.She was born February 24, 1935 in Aurora, Indiana, daughter of the late Walter and Frieda Bascom.Joyce worked previously as an owner and sales rep. for Merle Norman Cosmetics in Madison, Indiana.She loved her church, Central Baptist Church in Winter Haven Florida, her faith was very important to her. She loved animals, and rescued several cats, but she especially loved her cats, 20 year old white, “Pinky Lee” and 15 year old Harvey. Joyce was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.Surviving are her sister, JoAnn See and brother, Jerome K Bascom both of Greendale, Indiana.She was preceded in death by her parents.A private graveside service was held at River View Cemetery, Monday, December 19, 2016 at 1:00 pm with Pastor Jim Jackson officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana 47001.Contributions may be made to PAWS. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Jofra Archer Awarded Test and White-Ball Contract by ECB

first_imgLondon: England pacer Jofra Archer was on Friday awarded a Test and white-ball contract by the England Cricket Board (ECB) after his sensational debut international season.Jofra Archer played an instrumental role in England’s win in the 50-over World Cup for the first time by taking 20 wickets, the most by an Englishman at a single World Cup.The 24-year old also played a major role in the recently concluded Ashes series against Australia by picking up 22 wickets in the four matches he played and helped England draw the five-match rubber 2-2.Archer’s Ashes highlights included six-wicket hauls in both of England’s victories, at Headingley and The Oval, and a thrilling spell at Lord’s when bowling to Steve Smith during the second Test, a statement by Sussex Cricket said.“Test specialists and those playing in all forms of the game will have their salaries paid in full by the ECB. From 1 February 2020, the start of the ECB 2020 Financial Year, those on White Ball contracts will move from receiving a supplement on top of their County salary to have their salaries paid in full by the ECB as per Test contracted players.“Under the structure, players in both formats receive a ‘ranking’ based on their performances on the pitch, as well as a number of other factors, including off-field contribution, fielding, and fitness. Those rankings then correlate with the level of remuneration,” the statement further read.The contracts, which cover a 12-month period commencing October 1, have been awarded to the following players:Tests: James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).ODI/T20: Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Joe Denly (Kent), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).Incremental: Tom Curran (Surrey), Jack Leach (Somerset). IANS Also Read: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Kumar Dahiya Seal 2020 Tokyo Olympics BerthsAlso Watch:Watch CCTV Video | SP Rajen Singh allegedly assaulted Magistrate in Kokrajhar | The Sentinel Newslast_img read more

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BWF suspends tournaments into July amid COVID-19 situation

first_imgKuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Monday the suspension of tournaments scheduled for May, June and July amid the current COVID-19 situation.The events affected include the several BWF World Tour events headlined by the Blibli Indonesia Open 2020 (Super 1000) and a number of Grade 3, junior and para badminton competitions, the world governing body of badminton said in a statement.”The escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic globally has led all parties to confirm the suspension of these tournaments. The health, safety and wellbeing of all athletes, their entourages, officials and the greater badminton community remains the top priority,” it said. BWF has suspended tournaments since mid-March. BWF has also announced the freezing of the world rankings and world junior rankings until further notice. It is also reviewing the impact of rescheduling the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games based on the qualification system.Also read: Can’t remember the last time I had such a long break: PV SindhuAlso watch: Coronavirus Preventive Measures: Dr. Navanil Barua in exclusive interview with The Sentinel Digitallast_img read more

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The Latest: Coyotes staffer in isolation with coronavirus

first_imgThe staffer is asymptomatic and feeling well, the team said.All other staff members or players involved in phase 2 of the NHL’s testing protocol have tested negative as teams prepare to start voluntary small-group workouts on Monday.NHL mandatory training camps can open July 10, pending an agreement to returning to play later this summer.___With curling suspended in its Canada stronghold, Hall of Famer Warren Hansen says alternate plans need to be made to at least get top competitions on television. June 13, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___An Arizona Coyotes staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 and is isolated at home in the Phoenix area. “How it’s going to work and how it’s going to be, you’re never going to know until you try it.”The trials for the Beijing Winter Olympics are less than 18 months away, and Hansen, “We’ve got to make sure that we do everything we possibly can to keep something forging ahead in some way, shape or form.”___Celebrated Pakistan cricket allrounder Shahid Afridi has tested positive for COVID-19.“I’ve been feeling unwell since Thursday; my body had been aching badly. I’ve been tested and unfortunately I’m covid positive. Need prayers for a speedy recovery, InshaAllah,” Afridi tweeted Saturday.center_img A few lower-tier curling tour stops have been canceled but the first top-flight event of the campaign, the Masters in Ontario, remains a go for Oct. 20-25.But with nothing on since March, Hansen, who spent more than two decades running event operations for the national federation until 2015 and has done consulting work since, says that’s too long for curling to go without a presence. Especially with other sports coming back such as soccer, golf, and auto racing.“Find an arena that’s close to the airport, make a deal with some hotels and try and stage the things for at least your television audience,” Hansen said from Vancouver.With the potential for air travel skittishness or restrictions hampering transport, Hansen thinks holding events in major cities such as Winnipeg or Calgary would be a solid alternative. That way, Hansen said, most of the top curlers could probably drive to the competition in a small rink to keep costs down.“I think you’re going to have a (TV) audience that’s so starved for any sport and starved for curling,” Hansen said. “The audiences … I think will be good regardless of what you do or how you do it. The Latest: Coyotes staffer in isolation with coronavirus Afridi quit international cricket in 2017 and has since played in Twenty20 leagues around the world.Former test opener Taufeeq Umar contracted the virus in May and has made a full recovery.A former Pakistan first-class cricketer, Zafar Sarfraz, died during the outbreak.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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