National Braille Press Publishing Braille Programs for Rose Parade

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Dell EMC Unity is First Storage Platform Validated with VMware Cloud Foundation

first_imgAs a premier supplier of IT infrastructure, including best-of-breed hardware and software, Dell EMC is able to provide customers with a range of solutions to enable their digital transformation though the deployment of hybrid cloud technology.  While this often takes the form of engineered systems using hyper converged architectures, Dell EMC also delivers components such as best–of-breed network storage systems that are highly cloud-enabled, ideally suited to private cloud deployments.  This versatility is reflected in Dell EMC’s latest cloud announcements that feature these DIY building blocks in the range of hybrid cloud platform options, which also include Integrated Cloud Platforms, Reference Architectures and Public Cloud Platforms.Dell EMC Unity is the first external storage platform to be validated for use with VMware Cloud Foundation, thanks to engineering testing and cooperative efforts by Dell EMC and VMware teams.  Customers can now provision storage for their VMware SDDC-managed hybrid cloud environments using the NFS file resources of their Unity unified storage.  This provides investment protection for existing Unity users as well as deployment flexibility for applications that favor a shared storage approach.  And because VCF’s software defined data center model can span on premises and public cloud deployment models, customers can take advantage of the efficiency and TCO benefits of VCF deployment and administration along with the data management and VMware integration features of Dell EMC Unity.With many organizations at the front end of their hybrid cloud deployments, Dell EMC is providing a comprehensive range of product and platform choices, supported with integration to software platforms such as VCF, that enable customers to have cloud computing their way.last_img read more

Q&A domestic violence program ignored male victims (Aust)

first_imgBrisbane Times 25 February 2015While the increased awareness of domestic violence issues is to be welcomed, its manipulation by those with other agendas is an entirely different matter.Monday night’s Q&A programme on the ABC was a case in point. Not only did it work hard on perpetuating stereotypes about domestic violence, but the producers also refused to accept a potential panelist because she was a woman.I have seen emails which show the producers had originally invited on the panel a man from 1in3, a group working to raise the profile of male victims of domestic violence. He was unable to go on, but well known psychologist and author on men’s health, Dr Elizabeth Celi, was suggested instead. The producers rejected her because she was a woman.More precisely, they rejected her because she was an eloquent and insightful woman who wanted to speak up for men and children who were the victims of domestic violence. You see, the problem was she didn’t fit the stereotype.Yet there was a place on the panel for my old chum, Natasha Stott Despoja, the Ambassador for Women and Girls.  That’s because her perspective on domestic violence is finely attuned to exactly those stereotypes.The sad fact is that much of the “debate” about domestic violence is not a debate at all. It has descended into a 21st century morality play in which roles are assigned according to gender. Men can have only two roles in this play: they are either the brutish perpetrators of domestic violence, or the courageous men who care for women.The voices that are drowned out are the men who are the victims of domestic violence – about one in three of all cases – and the children. Australian Institute of Criminology Statistics show that 45 per cent of children murdered by a parent are murdered by the mother, making this kind of domestic violence an equal opportunity killer.While domestic violence by men against women features large, not once has Ms Stott Despoja mentioned violence against children by women. Why is that? Because it would require admitting women are just as capable of acts of violence as men.And while one woman dies on average each week as a result of domestic violence, men are not far behind; for them it is one on average every ten days. read more

December 2017 Hoosier unemployment drops

first_imgIndianapolis, In. —  Unemployment in the Hoosier state dropped six-tenths of a percent to 3.4 percent for January of 2018. The rate still remains lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent.The Indiana labor force shed 14,195 participants from December, resulting in 10,696 unemployed residents no longer looking for work in the past four weeks, and a 3,499 decrease in residents employed. Indiana’s total labor force, which includes both Hoosiers employed and those seeking employment, stands at 3.30 million, and the state’s 63.6 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.7 percent.last_img

Doc Rivers hints at Clippers’ championship potential

first_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory After practice Monday, Rivers said he’s tried to take the early setbacks in stride: “It is frustrating at times, I guess, but it’s nothing I lose sleep over right now.”But with only forward JaMychal Green (tailbone contusion) sidelined Tuesday, the Clippers were as tantalizingly close to whole as they’ve been all season, and a sense of anticipation was bubbling in the Clippers’ lab.“I’m sure we’ll start tinkering with lineups and having different guys on the floor,” said Lou Williams, the sixth-man extraordinaire who needed only 23 minutes to post 20 points and eight assists in a 120-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday, when the Clippers returned from a nearly two-week trip to win their 10th consecutive home game and run their record at Staples Center to 14-1.“From top to bottom,” Williams added, “we’ll like to see what this team really looks like and start building some chemistry.”Rivers is eager to test out rotations that, so far, “were more in my head, because I haven’t been able to use them.” That includes a lineup featuring Montrezl Harrell at center, Leonard at power forward, George at small forward, Williams at shooting guard and Patrick Beverley or Shamet at point guard.“That’s a lot of shooting on the floor,” Rivers said. “Can that defend well enough? Now those questions we don’t know; I know I wouldn’t want to guard that lineup, but I don’t know if (I) wouldn’t mind going against that lineup. Those things we don’t know and we’ll have to find out.”On the defensive end, George expects the Clippers – whose 103.4 defensive rating ranks fifth in the NBA – to start clicking more often.Related Articles Clippers’ Paul George: ‘If I make shots, this series could be a little different’ Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 center_img “We still got so much to work on,” said George, a four-time All-NBA Defensive Team selection. “On occasions, we’ve showed a unit that’s locked in defensively. … We’re not where we want to be, but we show flashes and we see the potential. We’ll get there.”Rivers likes what he’s seen in quarters like the third period on Tuesday, when the Clippers outscored the Suns 36-25 while holding them to 11-for-32 (34.4 percent) shooting.Another positive harbinger: The team’s resiliency, traced to the mainstays from last season’s team whose collection of comebacks included rewriting the NBA playoff record book with a 31-point resurgence against the Golden State Warriors in a first-round game. It’s also been in evidence this season during instances such as, say, the Clippers’ successful rally from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit against the Boston Celtics in an overtime victory Nov. 20, in the first game Leonard and George played together.Rivers said those all are signs that eventually could prove his theory about these Clippers: “Those are characteristics you want,” he said, “out of a championship team.” LOS ANGELES — The guy running this experiment says he’s noted several positive indicators, but he’s quick to caution that it’s too early to confirm his hypothesis.“I think I do know about this team. I just … have no proof of it,” said Coach Doc Rivers, whose Clippers will host the Houston Rockets (18-9) on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (TNT).Twenty-nine games – and 21 victories – into their 2019-20 campaign, the Clippers still have not had every member of their roster available at once.They’ve had players miss a combined 63 games because of a range of ailments, including Landry Shamet’s 17-game absence with a sprained ankle, Paul George’s 11-game delay while he finished rehabilitating his surgically repaired shoulders, and Kawhi Leonard’s eight missed games due to injury management or a knee contusion. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Game 4 photos: Luka Doncic, Mavs shock Clippers in overtime last_img read more