I am thrilled to report that—for the first time ever—Dell EMC is the worldwide leader in server unit and revenue share. Worldwide, Dell EMC maintained its global x86 server leadership for the fourth quarter in a row with 18.8% unit share. Additionally, Dell EMC’s x86 revenue share increased 37.9% year over year.To the customers and partners who have chosen Dell EMC PowerEdge, thank you for helping us achieve these milestones. Our growth would not be possible without your support and validation. As I sit with customers around the world, it’s their candid feedback and their innovative ideas that fuel us. We’re committed to offering industry-leading solutions in a simple way that makes life easier.We are committed to continually investing in server innovation to ensure our servers are meeting the needs of the changing market. For example, earlier this year we launched our 14th generation of PowerEdge servers—the most innovative portfolio of servers in the industry. Each server has a scalable business architecture, intelligent automation and integrated security. These next-generation servers have been recognized for their innovative design and architecture by Red Dot Product Design, and the PowerEdge R640 and R740xd both received the IT Pro “Editor’s Choice” award with 5-star ratings.Last year, we started seeing momentum building among many new technology trends. Our customers are driving innovation in their businesses with emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), deep learning (DL), edge computing, and IoT. Our innovative, customer-inspired approach allows us to better identify customer needs and customize our PowerEdge portfolio to help meet the new demands required by emerging technology. The latest generation of Dell EMC PowerEdge servers support accelerator-optimized architectures with GPUs and FPGAs to help increase the velocity of processing and compute at the edge. We’re even packing impressive processing power into small form factors to enable IoT.A recent example of our ability to provide our customers with the flexibility that they need to evolve with the technology is the work that we’ve done with Otto Motors—a business dedicated to putting robots into the world’s dirtiest and deadliest jobs. The workloads that their data center requires drove unprecedented demand for compute power. Having PowerEdge servers at the foundation of their data center’s infrastructure allows them to scale to meet the complex testing requirements and deployment that the increasing compute power demanded. Thus, they could continue their mission of democratizing robotic technology for customers of all sizes.Looking ahead, we expect an evolution within server design, to adapt to the increase of data and to allow fast data access and storage required with the growing use of AI. Server technology changes will be driven by non-volatile memory appearing in various forms, and the adoption of massive non-volatile memory will prompt people to change their methods of developing operating systems, virtual layers and applications, and to make their systems safer for storing data. Furthermore, as workloads evolve toward cloud to core to edge, Dell EMC will continue to innovate for and support our customers looking to implement emerging technologies such as AI, ML and IoT. As the environments where this technology needs to live moves away from the core and towards the edge, distributed security and hardware built to withstand harsh environments will be increasingly critical. Real-time encryption using FPGAs and solutions such as our PowerEdge ruggedized servers, which can operate in temperatures of 23–131°F, or our new PowerEdge C4140 built for ML/AI, are examples of solutions we provide to make these exciting technologies real for our customers2017 was a phenomenal year for PowerEdge servers, but we’re just getting started. In the coming year, we’ll build on this success, and continue to engage with our customers to deliver the foundational tools of a modern data center. I look forward to sharing that progress with you in 2018.To stay engaged, and to follow the success stories of our PowerEdge customers, join the conversation at @DellEMCServers.Note: IDC declares a statistical tie in the worldwide server market when there is a difference of one percent or less in the share of revenues or shipments among two or more vendors. Based on Units. Data from IDC Quarterly Server Tracker, 2017Q3
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) Stock Image JAMESTOWN – A City of Jamestown man is facing charges after allegedly choking a woman and preventing her from leaving a Bush Street address early Sunday.Jamestown Police say the woman attempted to escape the residence through a bedroom window, however, Antonio Hall, 26, allegedly pulled her back into the apartment, preventing her escape.The woman was eventually able to escape the house and made it to her vehicle, but was confronted by Hall. Police say Hall struck her vehicle’s mirror with a hammer, causing it to break.The woman then fled the area in her vehicle. Although, officers say Hall attempted to search for her at a house on Jefferson Street. Police say Hall was arrested while attempting to break into the Jefferson Street house.Hall is charged with fourth-degree criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation, second-degree unlawful imprisonment and second-degree criminal trespass.Officers say Hall was taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case.
Volume XXXNumber 1Page 10 By Will G. HudsonUniversity of GeorgiaThe two-lined spittlebug is an increasingly common pest ofGeorgia turf grasses. It will feed on all turf grasses, but ithits centipede turf especially hard. Both adults and nymphs feed on the plants by inserting theirneedle-like beaks into the stem and sucking out the juices. Thiscauses the grass to yellow, wither and die if it goes unchecked.The symptoms are similar to the damage caused by chinch bugs. Butspittlebug adults are much more mobile. The damage tends to bespread out, rather than concentrated.Spittlebugs overwinter as eggs in plant stems, under leaf sheathsor in plant debris.It’s not spitNymphs hatch in the spring and begin feeding. They exude a white,frothy mass around them that resembles spittle. It serves toprotect the nymphs from drying out and from natural enemies.The nymphs feed for about a month before becoming adults. Adultslive for about three weeks and lay eggs for the last two weeks ofthat time. The eggs take two weeks to hatch in the summer. Twogenerations hatch each year.Adult two-lined spittlebugs are about a quarter-inch long andblack to dark brown. They have two bright, red or orange linesacross their wings. Nymphs resemble small, wingless adults.They’re white to yellowish orange with red eyes and a brown head.Early damage symptoms will look like yellow spots of dead ordying grass. With heavy infestations, these spots may overlap toform large areas of dead turf.Can’t hideThe nymphs are easily detected. Just look on the grass stems nearthe soil surface for their distinctive spittle masses. Adults flyreadily when disturbed and can be flushed from the grass bywalking through affected areas.It’s been reported that spittlebug adults can damage a variety ofornamental plants, too, particularly during late summer and fall,when populations are at their highest levels. The ornamentalplants they prefer include hollies, asters and morning glory.Spittlebug infestations can be controlled with several commonlyavailable turf insecticides. Use plenty of water to apply theinsecticide. This volume is easily achieved with a hose-endsprayer, but not with a hydraulic sprayer pulled behind a lawntractor.Contact your county University of Georgia Extension Service forrecommendations.Take steps to reduce the buildup of thatch. Nymphs need highhumidity to survive. Turf with excessive thatch is much morelikely to provide them the conditions they need.Following good turf management practices, too, can makeinfestations or reinfestations less likely.(Will Hudson is an Extension Service entomologist with theUniversity of Georgia College of Agricultural and EnvironmentalSciences.)
By Brad HaireUniversity of GeorgiaAfter a cool spring that delayed the growth of Georgia’s vegetable crop, harvest has started. Overall, the crop is plentiful and looks good, says a University of Georgia horticulturist.From late April to early July, Georgia becomes a main source for some fresh vegetables like yellow squash, snap beans, sweet corn and peppers, said Terry Kelley, a horticulturist with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.Chilly weatherBut Georgia’s crop is late. Cool spring temperatures slowed its growth. The average daily temperature for much of southeastern Georgia in March was 5 to 10 degrees cooler than March 2004, according to UGA’s Georgia Automated Environmental Monitoring Network.Temperatures have warmed in the past three weeks. “But we’re still having periods of cool, damp conditions,” Kelley said. “And we still haven’t seen many of the regular 90-degree days and 70-degree nights.”Georgia usually ranks third or fourth in the nation in vegetable production. California, No. 1, harvests about 50 percent of the U.S. spring vegetable crop. Florida, No. 2, harvests about 23 percent.Florida’s vegetable crop was late, too, because of the cool spring. States north of Georgia experienced the same cool weather.“Most of the vegetable crops around the southeast have been pretty much delayed because of cool weather,” he said.There may be slightly fewer vegetables this spring compared to last spring, he said, but there is still an ample supply.Consumers usually don’t see big price swings in the grocery stores, unless there is a disaster that takes out a lot of planted acres or keeps farmers from harvesting, Kelley said.Tropical storms in September hurt last fall’s vegetable crops in Florida and Georgia. Supply was low. Prices were high for growers. And consumers saw higher prices for some vegetables like tomatoes.Georgia farmers can usually plant two vegetable crops, one in early spring and another in late summer, because of the state’s mild, subtropical climate.Supply good. Prices, too Fewer vegetables this spring, Kelley said, would be a good thing for Georgia growers. Last spring’s crop was big. Farm prices were low.Prices are good for most Georgia vegetables now. A bushel of Georgia snap beans costs about $16 at the Atlanta Wholesale Market. This time last year, a bushel was about $8.50. A 30-lb box of yellow crookneck squash is selling for about $24 to $26 now, about twice as much as the same time last year, according to U.S. Department of Agricultural reports.Georgia farmers have a window to harvest and sell their fresh vegetable crop. As temperatures warm in spring, vegetables begin to ripen in areas further north. The market follows fresh vegetables. Georgia’s fresh harvest begins after Florida’s harvest, which starts in late February and early March. On a good year, the vegetable harvest in Georgia is winding down as it begins in other states like Tennessee and North Carolina. Because the crop was delayed, however, this may not happen this spring, Kelley said.Northern vegetables may begin to ripen now in the warm weather and begin to flood Georgia’s market window before harvest can end. This could drive prices down.The state’s vegetable crop is worth about $900 million each year.
Cotton prices right now are the highest in history. Prices for other Georgia-grown row crops are riding high, too. And the ride could last well into next year, say University of Georgia farm economists.Cotton prices for the 2010 crop are currently around $1.20 per pound, the highest ever in 134 years of records, said Don Shurley, a UGA Cooperative Extension cotton economist.Commodity economics can be complicated. But the simple reasons why cotton prices skyrocketed are because:World cotton acreage decreased over the last three years, reducing production.There is uncertainty in the status of the 2010 crops in China, India and Pakistan.Economic recovery has increased global demand for cotton-made items. “The demand side is growing very well, and the supply side has yet to catch up with it. So, that really set the stage for higher prices, the supply-and-demand situation that has developed over the last several years,” Shurley said.Cotton harvest started a few weeks ago in Georgia and will end later this fall. But most farmers won’t get the record prices for this year’s crop, he said. Current prices are what farmers could get if they sold their cotton now. Farmers typically contract cotton in the winter or spring before the crop is planted. At that time this year, prices were 40 cents to 45 cents per pound lower than they are now.“We can talk about a $1 (per pound) cotton, but it’s a moot point really as far as most producers are concerned because they’ve already sold their crop,” he said.Cotton prices will likely go down for next year’s crop. But a pound of cotton should still sell for 85 cents to 90 cents, he said. These are still good prices.Farmers are harvesting soybeans and peanuts now, too. Corn harvest ended during summer. Prices for these other major Georgia commodities are looking good next year. Such an across-the-board outlook is rare, said Nathan Smith, a UGA Extension agricultural economist.Georgia and other southeastern farmers can produce a wide range of crops, unlike Midwest farmers who typically grow only one or two crops in a year. Georgia farmers can decide more freely what and how much they plant, he said.“This year is looking at competition between the major crops grown in Georgia, in terms of peanuts, corn, soybean and cotton, where all the prices are going to be higher than they’ve been in the last two seasons,” Smith said. Peanuts prices next year may reach $500 per ton, $50 more per ton than this year. Corn could jump as high as $5.25 a bushel, $1 per bushel more than this year. Soybeans could reach $11 per bushel, $2 per bushel more than this year, he said.Though prices next year look good, the cost to make the crops doesn’t, Smith said. Energy prices will climb. Seed costs will be higher. Fertilizer will be 10 percent to 15 percent higher next year, too. And weather, as is always the case, must cooperate to make a crop.
Spain reported the steepest daily jump in coronavirus infections in over two months on Thursday, with 580 new cases registered as of the previous day, up from 390 reported on Wednesday and with the regions of Aragon and Catalonia leading the increase.Authorities have reimposed restrictions in some areas of Catalonia, including home confinement in the Lleida area affecting some 160,000 people, and health officials there said measures would have to be taken in the capital Barcelona, but gave no further details.Over 170 localized outbreaks have emerged across Spain since it lifted its nationwide lockdown – one of the strictest in Europe, on June 21, with Catalonia at the epicenter of new outbreaks. Spain’s health ministry put the number of cases confirmed over the past 24 hours in the region at 142, up from 91 the previous day. In Aragon in the east, the number of infections jumped to 266 from 160, according to the health ministry.The Catalan health authority, which counts both confirmed and suspected cases, said the number soared to 1,293 overnight, the highest since at least May 18, when the counting methodology changed.The Catalan capital – home to 1.6 million people and one of Europe’s most visited cities – tripled its number of coronavirus cases from last week.Authorities have also imposed some restrictions in three neighborhoods of a Barcelona suburb that houses some 260,000 people. Topics :
Net new money from institutional clients slowed a bit last year from CHF8bn in 2012 to CHF7.2bn, yet overall assets under management continued grow to CHF109.6bn, an increase of 11% year on year.In the first half of 2014, however, Vontobel saw an “anticipated” slowdown in net new money, with inflows and outflows also from institutional investors balancing themselves out.In its half-year report, it said: “Some global investors have reduced their allocation to the emerging markets – the impact of which was felt in the asset management industry.”With the realignment of the business model, the bank said Vontobel Asset Management’s “efficient and modern” organisational structure would “take account of global competition”.The new division will operate under the name Vontobel Asset Management AG, pending the approval of the Swiss regulator and Bank Vontobel shareholders. Swiss bank Vontobel is spinning off its asset management business into a separate legal entity to increase its international competitiveness.It pointed out that the independence of asset managers was assigned “high importance” in most asset management markets and a “key selection criterion” applied by international consultants and clients.Asset management is one of the major contributors to Vontobel’s bottom line and has been growing in importance for the bank in recent years.As of the end of 2013, profits from this segment of the business stood at CHF103.3m (€84.3m), a 37% year-on-year increase, while overall group net profit amounted to CHF122.3m.
Stuff co.nz 9 September 2014Labour reheated its loan-shark policy today, promising to cap interest rates to crack down on predatory lenders.Under the proposals, it would be illegal to charge exorbitant interest rates to desperate borrowers.Labour hasn’t set the maximum rate – that would be determined by the Reserve Bank, so that it could be changed without amending the law.The plans would also result in a Labour-led government working with banks to establish social lending schemes, with low or no interest.The policy mirrors Labour spokeswoman for consumer rights and standards Carol Beaumont’s Credit Reforms (Responsible Lending) Bill, which was voted down in 2010.Beaumont said that unlike other countries, New Zealand did not set limits on interest rates.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/policies/10476496/Labour-relaunches-loan-shark-policy
Share The Hon Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Valley Constituency, Dr Irving McIntyre has said that plans for a tourism center for the valley have been amended to first establish a vendor’s arcade.Hon McIntyre explained that the original plan for the tourism center could have hurt micro business in the area hence the adjustment to the idea to instead begin with a vendor’s arcade.“Initially we had a massive plan to build a tourism center in Wotten Waven and that would have included the vendor’s arcade, restaurants, booths and shops and even some sulphur pools as well,”he explained, “but in Wotten Waven, we are known for community tourism and somehow in the plan it was defeating the purpose to have little sulphur pools there, which would be actually competing with the people in Wotten Waven themselves.”Hon McIntyre added that the initial plan was therefore amended.“We thought let us just shelve these ones a bit and let us come with something new. So, what we are going to do in the first phase is get the vendors arcade; so we can have washroom facilities so the tourists can feel comfortable when they come and all the vendors, all from Wotten Waven, will have their different stalls.“Later we can come to Phase II and Phase III,” he said. “We just didn’t want the initial one where it would be competing. I wouldn’t want the villagers competing with the sulphur pools at that facility that we spoke about.“We are ontrack with this; later this year we will be starting that program. I think that people are pretty pleased [with] the way we are going rather than to have other people from outside just come and take over those things.” The second and third phases were not detailed. Sharing is caring! Share Share 145 Views no discussions BusinessLifestyleLocalNews Vendor’s Arcade Proposed for Wotten Waven by: – June 29, 2020 Tweet
On Monday, Lacson and Bacolod-Silay Airport Manager Percy Malonesio led the inspection of the installation of thermal scanners and swab-testing booths at the airport. Meanwhile, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz said the airport is already ready for the resumption of commercial flights scheduled on June 15. BY DOMINIQUE GABRIEL BAÑAGA BACOLOD City – Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson is pushing to maintain some restrictions at the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental. Passengers on the special flights will be paying for their own fare. “We will allow those who have already bought their tickets to take the sweeper flights,” he said. Commercial flights from Manila are expected to depart at 11 a.m. and arrive in Bacolod-Silay Airport around 12:30 p.m. Locally-stranded individuals (LSIs) in Negros Occidental and Bacolod City can also book for seats on a return flight, which will leave at 1 p.m. Diaz said sweeper flights for LSIs will serve as an “exercise,” which will be improved before the resumption of commercial flights. With the expected resumption of commercial flights on June 15, Lacson intends to make an appeal to concern agencies to limit the commercial air traffic to sweeper flights. He furthered that the province has already installed a thermal scanner at the airport terminal. It has complete parts and components like the monitor and an alarm system. “If a passenger’s body temperature reaches 37.6 it will immediately alarm indicating that our personnel will remove him or her from the line for examination,” Diaz said. After the thermal scanner, passengers will then proceed to the tourism booth where they will give their health cards that contain information for contact tracing. The next stop would be at the right side of the exit where the swab booth is located. At least five medical technicians will be assigned for getting swab samples to be submitted to the provincial testing center at the Teresita Jalandoni Provincial Hospital. “After the swabbing, passengers will the proceed far right and wait for the vehicle provided by the LGU (local government unit) that will pick them up going to their respective homes for self-quarantine,” Diaz added./PN