I sat down with a customer and one of Microsoft’s Azure Stack program managers at Microsoft’s yearly partner conference (Inspire). The Microsoft PM said something that you will hear over and over from Microsoft, as well as anyone “in the know” about Azure Stack:“Azure Stack is not a virtual machine dispenser.”ShareBy which he meant that Azure Stack is not really intended to be used primarily for Infrastructure as a Service. What did he mean by that? Doesn’t he want to sell Azure Stack? How broken must Azure Stack’s IaaS offering be in order to cause someone employed by Microsoft to discourage its use? The quick answer: There’s nothing wrong with Azure Stack’s IaaS component. It’s not broken. You can get a wide variety of virtual machines out of Azure Stack, and you can manage them via the web portal or call them up via the well-known Azure Resource Manager API. That aspect of it (using the Azure APIs to provision and manage virtual machines) is actually tremendously cool.What we (and Microsoft) really mean here is that if all you’re doing is IaaS, you have no strategic necessity for that IaaS to be consistent with public Azure, and you have no plans to leverage the rich PaaS offerings in Azure Stack, then there are probably more efficient options out there today. Like a diesel F350 in New York City- it’ll get you where you’re going, but there are better choices out there for every-day drivers in Manhattan.To break this down a bit, consider the following:The IaaS market is robust. People have been engineered IaaS offerings using VxRail, Nutanix, Simplivity, and others. Roll your own architectures abound across the industry, including Dell EMC’s ready bundles. There’s no shortage of options if all you want are virtual machines, and don’t want to leverage Azure services.These IaaS offerings are feature rich and mature. A functional comparison of offerings in market will uncover features that enterprises come to expect like infrastructure-level replication with automated failover, snapshots, tightly integrated tenant backup, quality of service controls, tunable parameters for performance and capacity, to name a few. Azure Stack’s IaaS offering will be reliable, but less robust in terms of enterprise features. You will be able to achieve some of that functionality with Azure Stack through guest-level integrations, and some of the vendors (included Dell EMC) are working hard to add these enterprise features to Azure Stack, but they won’t be there at GA.Pure-play IaaS is available at a lower price point than Azure Stack. A customer can get started with a 4 node IaaS stack using one of these solutions for well under $100k street price. Azure Stack is close, but with the integrated networking inherent in Azure Stack, it will take some time to meet those price points.To reiterate, there’s nothing wrong with the Azure Stack IaaS. If you understand the design criteria for Azure Stack, then by all means you are set up to enjoy your experience. IaaS is just not the end game.Then, what is the end game? Why should customers be looking at the Dell EMC Azure Stack. To sum it up:Azure Stack is the only way to deliver Azure-consistent services on-premises. And in fact, if your strategy includes Azure-consistent IaaS, then Azure Stack is the way to goDell EMC Cloud for Microsoft Azure Stack is the best way to experience Azure StackI’d love to hear your thoughts and questions. Comment below – what do you think?
SPENCER’S PICKRICHTERS APPLE CIDERNo apple cider I’ve ever had quenches my thirst like Richters. It’s the perfect blend of sweetness and tartness with just the right proportion of liquid so that every sip has a crisp hint of autumn. The apple groves are up on a rolling hillside off Pulaski Road in Northport and the mill is in a barn to the side. When my sons were very little, I used to drive up there to enjoy the view of eastern Suffolk while they napped in their car seats and I munched on a fresh-picked Macoun and washed it down with a swig of cool cider. Now that’s bliss you can taste. #TOMOTHY’S PICKKEURIG MY K-CUP REUSABLE COFFEE FILTERLike many caffeine junkies, Keurig’s single-serve coffee machines eventually found their way into my heart. Shopping for K-Cups became routine. It seemed there was an endless supply of roasts from around the globe to try. But, at some point, the cost began to add up and the selection was exhausted. And short of replacing the Keurig with a traditional coffeemaker, there’s no way to leave the K-Cup club once a member. That’s where the My K-Cup Reusable Coffee Filter came in. The options are limitless once again. Found some must-try, fresh-ground beans to brew at home? No need to break out the old coffee machine and make a whole pot, just fill up the reusable K-Cup, hit brew and slurp down some wake-up juice. Amazing this simple device is not more widely known. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York CHRIS’ PICKBOB DYLAN COMPLETE ALBUM COLLECTION VOL. ONE (COLUMBIA/LEGACY RECORDINGS)Imagine waking up one morning to discover every single Bob Dylan album ever recorded sitting there, waiting for you, at the foot of your bed. Which would you rock out to first? His 1962 self-titled debut? A lil’ Freewheelin’ action, perhaps? Some Blonde on Blonde? Containing every full-length studio and live release in Dylan’s official Columbia Records canon, including two discs of non-album singles, B-sides and assorted other rarities—spanning more than 50 years—this is the mother lode, my dear friends, the must-have, definitive set. This beast drops as a CD box set and limited-number edition harmonica-shaped USB Nov. 5 and sets the table for Vol. Two, slated for release next year. That monster will include the entire Bootleg Series! This is a real-life “Bob Dylan’s Dream”-come true. (Leopard-skin pill-box hat not included, unfortunately.) RASHED’S PICKNETFLIX ORIGINALSThose with an unhealthy television obsession like myself undoubtedly know about the gains Netflix has made since bursting upon the scene several years ago. Netflix no longer relies on just deals with TV and movie studios to populate its streaming service. It is now investing in its own original content, the most notable being Emmy-nominated House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey as Rep. Francis Underwood, a conniving lawmaker with a thirst for power. Netflix quickly found success with another original, too, Orange is the New Black, chronicling the life of a married-woman-to-be whose past relationship with her drug-dealing girlfriend got her a 15-month prison sentence. Sucks for her, but great news for the rest of us. We feel like we’re locked in the slammer with her, trying to lift her spirits along the way. Like the rest of Netflix Originals’ lineup, this dramedy is worth binging on.
Fighting fraud is one of the biggest challenges credit unions face right now. CO-OP has developed a four-part roadmap for 2017 to help clients mitigate fraud and reduce false positives.“Throughout this year, we are introducing new tools in a layered approach,” says Stephanie Pike, senior product manager for CO-OP. Because fraud is such a complex, rapidly-changing threat today, this means using a variety of tools and approaches. “Sometimes clients will ask why there have to be so many mechanisms in place,” Pike says. “Fraud is changing so rapidly, you can’t just rely on one tool or technology.”It’s equally important to balance security against member experience. While members want greater security, they do not want to sacrifice effortless transactions to achieve it. “Right now, we’re seeing this dynamic at work with fallback transactions. Some issuers are being overzealous and blocking all transactions,” Pike says. “The vast majority of these are legitimate, so issuers have to find a way to balance security against the members’ need to complete transactions successfully.”Sharper tools and support from CO-OP can help. The four key elements to CO-OP’s security roadmap are: continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Tolbert, for his part, told fans via Roper’s Instagram Story in May that he was “content” with two children and expanding their family was “not planned” at the time they discovered they were expecting. “But now this happens, so we’re gonna have three,” he shared. “I’m like, ‘What’s the difference between three and four?’”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants Another little Tolbert! Jade Roper introduced the world to her and husband Tanner Tolbert’s third child together just hours after his arrival.“He’s here and he’s perfect,” the Bachelor alum, 33, captioned an Instagram photo of herself holding the baby boy on Saturday, November 14. The couple, who are also parents of daughter Emerson, 3, and son Brooks, 15 months, have yet to announce the newborn’s name.- Advertisement – Tolbert, 33, revealed via his Instagram Story on Saturday that Roper gave birth earlier that morning. “5:33 AM,” he wrote after sharing videos of the reality star in labor. “Mama and Baby Boy doing great!” She appeared to deliver the baby at home, as fans saw her sitting in an inflatable pool in the pair’s bedroom prior to the birth. (She notably had an emergency home birth with their second child in July 2019.)Roper hinted that her third child’s arrival was imminent on Thursday, November 12. “I’ll be 39 weeks pregnant on Sunday, and I have to say I’m so proud of my body for carrying this far!” she explained on Instagram. “I was so much more intentional this pregnancy with taking care of myself, and I feel like it paid off, because this is the most pregnant I’ve ever been! I’m full of so many different emotions as each night I wonder if we will be meeting our baby. Last night Emmy reached up, grabbed my belly and sweetly said, ‘It’s time to come out, baby.’ #soon #babywatch.”The duo, who wed in January 2016, announced their pregnancy news in May. She divulged via Instagram in June that she expects baby No. 3 to be their “last,” noting: “[I want] to soak up every moment (laughing at myself when I say this cuz our kids keep us crazy busy lol) and document everything since it’ll be the last of the firsts.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Vaučeri su svakako odlična potez, jer se direktno stvara domaća potrošnja te time i pokreće ekonomija. Ono što je za kraj važno istaknuti, kako su turističke bonove pratila odlična i intezivna kampanja “Now is the time. My Slovenia“. Više o kampanji saznajte u prilogu. In the first month of using tourist vouchers, from June 19 to July 19, slightly less than 150.000 vouchers worth a total of 20,5m euros were used, according to the Slovenian government. All adult citizens of Slovenia received tourist vouchers in the amount of 200 euros, children in the amount of 50 euros, which can be used by the end of the year at the latest. Which means that a family of four has tourist vouchers in the equivalent of 500 euros. Vouchers can be used for bed or bed and breakfast, and the state pays the money to the account of the accommodation facility within eight days. So far, 44 percent of vouchers have been used for hotel accommodation, 20 percent for apartments and 10 percent for campsites. Most vouchers are used for accommodation for up to seven days, and most are used for two to four nights.Also, this year there is an increased interest in lesser-known tourist destinations in Slovenia, which the Slovenian government considers to be the greatest and invaluable added value of tourist vouchers. Generated tourist spending of as much as 20 million euros In the first month of use, 150.000 vouchers were used, and an additional 25.000 vouchers were reserved. This move by the Slovenian government is direct generated 20 million euros in tourist spending, i to u domaćem turizmu. U spomenuti iznos nije uračunata dodatna turistička potrošnja, jer se bonovi mogu iskoristiti samo za noćenje. Prema analizama očekuje se kako će uz taj oblik domaće turističke potrošnje, uz 345 milijuna bonova koje poklanja država, građani potrošiti dodatnih 172 milijuna eura za ugostiteljske i druge usluge te tako imati pozitivan učinak na šire gospodarstvo. Znamo kako turizam horizontal i vertikalno veže razne druge industrije. Osobno smatram kako će dodatna potrošnja građana biti puno veća. Naime, kako bi potaknula lokalnu ekonomiju i potrošnju, Slovenija je odlučila uvesti vaučere za domaće turiste. Takozvani turistički bonovi dio su novog paketa pomoći Vlade kao reakcija na ekonomsku krizu izazvanu epidemijom koronavirusa. The most used and reserved vouchers are in Portorož, Izola, Moravske toplice, Kranjska Gora and Podčetrtek, and the most popular accommodation hotels are the hotels Histrion in Bernardin, Sotelia in Podčetrtek and Delfin in Izola. “NOW IS THE TIME. MY SLOVENIA ”OR HOW SLOVENIA WORKS ON ACTIVATING A DOMESTIC GUEST Upotreba vaučera povećava se iz dana u dan, a u prosjeku se dnevni iznos kreće od 5 do 11 tisuća otkupljenih vaučera – ističu iz slovenske vlade te dodaju kako se vaučeri najviše koristi nedjeljom.
Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf 24 Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy this Winter By: Beth Melena, Deputy Press Secretary PSA, Public Safety, The Blog, Weather Safety As temperatures drop and snow starts to fall, the Wolf Administration wants to make sure all Pennsylvanians are safe and healthy. State agencies have developed the following 24 tips for a successful winter season:For Your HealthTo stay healthy this winter:Get a flu shot.Stay warm. Exposure to cold temperatures, whether indoors or outdoors, can cause serious or life-threatening health problems such as frostbite and hypothermia.Check on infants and older Pennsylvanians frequently, as they are at greater risk of developing serious cold-related health problems.If you are going outdoors, be sure to cover all exposed skin with hats, scarves, gloves, etc.Prevent snow removal injuries, and if you or your loved ones have chest pain, shortness of breath, or other symptoms of a heart attack while shoveling snow, call 911 immediately.When possible, push snow instead of lifting it. If you must lift, bend your legs and not your back. Also avoid twisting motions that can stress your back.Follow all safety instructions when using a snow blower.Never use an electric generator, camp stove, or similar device indoors, near windows, or vents since they produce carbon monoxide – an odorless, colorless gas that builds up in closed spaces and is deadly.On the RoadWhen traveling in winter weather:Get the most current and relevant Pennsylvania traffic information on your smart phone by downloading the 511PA mobile app here.Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.Turn on your headlights.Stay in your lane.Increase your following distance.Stay alert, keep looking as far ahead as possible and be patient.Reduce in-car distractions since your full attention is required.Use defroster and wipers.Keep windows and mirrors free of snow and ice.During whiteouts, come to a complete stop only when you can safely get as far off the road as possible or when there is a safe area to do so.Do not stop in the flow of traffic since this could create a chain-reaction collision.Do not pass a vehicle moving slowly or speed up to get away from a vehicle that is following too closely.Always buckle up and never drink and drive.In Case of EmergencyTo be prepared for an emergency you should:Always keep at least three days’ worth of water and non-perishable food in your home for your family, including pets. Keep in mind any special dietary needs, such as infant formula or baby food.Double-check your family’s emergency supply kit before winter approaches and add the following supplies in preparation for winter weather: rock salt to melt ice on walkways, sand to improve traction, snow shovels and other snow removal equipment, portable or hand-cranked cellphone charger, battery-operated or hand-crank lights and radios in the event power goes out, and adequate clothing and blankets to keep you and your family warm.Make an emergency plan for your family, and review it with all family members. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 16, 2016 SHARE TWEET
SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 31, 2017 Governor Wolf Announces $10 Million Budget Proposal to Increase Overdose Antidote Access for First Responders, Law Enforcement Budget News, Press Release, Public Safety, Results, Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced that his proposed 2017-2018 budget will include $10 million to provide live-saving Naloxone to first responders and law enforcement across the state. The money will be available through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.“Expanding access to Naloxone is crucial in continuing our fight against the opioid epidemic,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We cannot help our family members, friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens get the treatment they need if they die from an overdose of prescription opioids or heroin. Since November of 2014, more than 2,320 opioid overdoses have been reversed by first responders across Pennsylvania. As this terrible disease continues to devastate our families and communities, we must ensure the widespread access of Naloxone.”Expanding access to naloxone goes hand-in-hand with the Wolf administration’s “warm-handoff” policy. A warm-handoff is a process in which a person who is identified as having a substance use disorder and/or overdose survivor is transferred from a hospital emergency room or other healthcare provider to a drug treatment provider. Together, Naloxone and the warm-handoff are saving lives across Pennsylvania, and are helping to get those suffering from substance use disorders into treatment, where they can begin their recovery.“Expanding access to naloxone, a life-saving medication, is critical to giving Pennsylvanians a chance to get the treatment they need,’’ said Attorney General Josh Shapiro. “It’s part of the comprehensive plan we need to fight the heroin and opioid epidemic that is harming so many Pennsylvanians. We need to be merciless with drug dealers, understand addiction is a disease, not a crime, and work with the medical and pharmaceutical communities to help curb the abuse of opioids that is fueling this epidemic.”“Cops become cops because they want to protect and serve their communities. I can’t think of any greater service than saving someone’s life,” said Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Chairman Charles Ramsey. “It is our duty as government officials to ensure that law enforcement has the tools they need to do their job and that is what naloxone is.”“The opioid crisis is a public health emergency from which no community is immune. Tackling this challenge involves understanding opioid addiction as a chronic disease that requires prevention, intervention and treatment,” said Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners. “At the same time, you can’t get into treatment for your addiction if you die on the streets or in your home as a result of an overdose. That is why making Naloxone available to law enforcement, EMS, hospital workers, pharmacies, schools, and individuals at risk of an overdose is integral to any effective strategy to combat this epidemic.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf
Share Share Tweet Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Claude Weekes.Police Public Relations Officer Inspector Claude Weekes has called on the church to step up its campaign against crime and violence in Dominica.Weekes who was addressing a village council organised public meeting in Pichelin last night, said the church needs to speak out against criminality.“We must open our mouth and break the culture of silence. Our churches are silent. It is loudly silent in Dominica. Sometimes I believe they have lost their role, they have lost focus, they must get out of the buildings and put themselves on the roads to speak against criminality,” he told the audience.According to Weekes, the Roseau Valley is becoming an area of concern for the police.“Drug dealing brings crime and violence to otherwise peaceful communities. There is a phenomenon developing in the valley with the young boys’ tortured by drugs and that’s a fact because of the magnitude of reports that’s coming in,” he said.Dominica Vibes News 34 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! FaithLifestyleLocalNews The church is loudly silent in Dominica-Claude Weekes by: – June 27, 2011 Share
Pole Winner Sebastian Saavedra’s #17 car during qualification laps.The pole position for the Inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis is set, and it belongs to Sebastian Saavedra, driver of the AFS KV AFS RACING car for KV AFS Racing. If that team sounds familiar it’s because Tony Kanaan won the Indy 500 with last year with them. Qualifying for the Grand Prix is different than what most Indy 500 fans are used to, but the thing to know is that the last segment of qualifying contains the top 6 cars from the first two segments. The final segment, that sets the top 6 starting positions, was shortened by about 2 minutes due to DHL driver Ryan Hunter-Reay crashing as he came out of turn 14 (turn 1 on the 500 course).Grand Prix of Indianapolis Qualifying Results1. (17) Sebastian Saavedra, Dallara-Chevy, 01:23.8822 (104.675)2. (98) Jack Hawksworth, Dallara-Honda, 01:24.0788 (104.431)3. (28) Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dallara-Honda, 01:24.8882 (103.435)4. (77) Simon Pagenaud, Dallara-Honda, 01:25.2881 (102.950)5. (12) Will Power, Dallara-Chevy, 01:25.5216 (102.669)6. (9) Scott Dixon, Dallara-Chevy, 01:25.6548 (102.509)7. (11) Sebastien Bourdais, Dallara-Chevy, 01:24.5187 (103.887)8. (2) Juan Pablo Montoya, Dallara-Chevy, 01:24.6209 (103.762)9. (10) Tony Kanaan, Dallara-Chevy, 01:24.7099 (103.653)10. (3) Helio Castroneves, Dallara-Chevy, 01:24.8839 (103.440)11. (27) James Hinchcliffe, Dallara-Honda, 01:25.1318 (103.139)12. (15) Graham Rahal, Dallara-Honda, 01:25.4748 (102.725)13. (25) Marco Andretti, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.2488 (124.990)14. (8) Ryan Briscoe, Dallara-Chevy, 01:10.2261 (125.030)15. (67) Josef Newgarden, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.3601 (124.792)16. (14) Takuma Sato, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.2804 (124.934)17. (18) Carlos Huertas, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.4264 (124.675)18. (19) Justin Wilson, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.4141 (124.697)19. (34) Carlos Munoz, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.5097 (124.528)20. (41) Martin Plowman, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.4591 (124.617)21. (26) Franck Montagny, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.5571 (124.444)22. (16) Oriol Servia, Dallara-Honda, 01:10.5996 (124.369)23. (83) Charlie Kimball, Dallara-Chevy, 01:10.6413 (124.296)24. (20) Mike Conway, Dallara-Chevy, 01:10.6535 (124.274)25. (7) Mikhail Aleshin, Dallara-Honda, 01:11.2704 (123.198) The Grand Prix course is 2.439 miles and contains 14 turns, five left and nine right. Along with running the opposite direction around The Indianapolis Motor Speedway than the Indy 500, the Grand Prix also differs in that it will begin with a standing start.When asked if the road course changes as drastically as the oval at IMS, Saavedra said, “[It] is very sensitive to temperature…It’s very crucial to pursue the track and almost predict what you’re working on because it is very sensitive.” With that in mind tomorrow’s race is sure to be a good one. Saturday, May 10 GRAND PRIX OF INDIANAPOLIS RACE DAY (Tickets start at $25, 12 and under free) 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Public Gates Open7 a.m.-4 p.m., Celebration of Automobiles10 a.m. Firestone “Race Car” Pin Distribution, Pagoda Plaza11:00 a.m.-11:50, USF2000 Race #212:10 p.m.-1 p.m., Pro Mazda Race #21:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Indy Lights Race #22:45 p.m., IMS Grid Girl Entrance – Pagoda Yard of Bricks3:50 p.m., Grand Prix of Indianapolis Race Begins
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he has not lost faith in goalkeeper Simon Mignolet despite dropping the Belgium international. The 26-year-old was told to expect an “indefinite” period on the sidelines after being left out of the team to face Manchester United on December 14 following much criticism of his form this season. While Rodgers has not told the Belgian when he can expect a recall, he expects him to return a better goalkeeper when he does, having spent plenty of time analysing his performances. “Simon’s response has been fantastic,” said Rodgers, who admitted he had to take Mignolet out of the spotlight to allow him a cooling off period to reassess his game. “People would think coming out of the team would have a negative effect but he has been outstanding and his training has been good and we’re analysing where he can improve. “That time coming out of the team sometimes gives you that reflective period that you don’t have when you’re in the thick of it and it can benefit you. “I’ve seen a real positive reaction from him. John (Achterberg), who’s our excellent goalkeeping coach, and myself sit down with him, study his game and look at the areas we feel the improvements can be made. “Hopefully when he returns he’ll have gained from that time out and becomes a better keeper for it. “We’ve seen it in the past with other keepers at other clubs – sometimes that little period out can really help. I’m confident that’ll be the case with Simon. “I haven’t lost any belief in him – he’s still an outstanding goalkeeper. “I’m sure when the time comes for him to come back in, he’ll be a better goalkeeper for it.” Rodgers, however, has made no decision on when that day will come. “I’ll make my mind up on that at the right time,” Rodgers added. “At this moment in time, Simon is just working hard to get back into the team. “It gives him the chance to reflect and also allow him to refocus on his game. Players need that at times.” Brad Jones has stood in for the last three matches and although he has conceded six goals already his appearance has coincided with an upturn in performances after Rodgers switched to a 3-4-3 formation. The Australian’s distribution is superior to Mignolet’s and while his all-round game may not be any better his manager has been pleased with his contribution. Jones is out of contract in the summer and spoke this week about wanting to earn a new deal, but Rodgers just wants him to concentrate on his matches, with Burnley next up on Boxing Day. “Over his career here he has been number three, number two goalkeeper and when called upon has come in and done very well,” said the Reds boss. “He is a very loyal goalkeeper, he is an important member of our squad. “He has done well in the games that he has played in. He is consistent right the way through. “The reality is footballers play football for the game and he is a wonderful professional. “He didn’t play a lot last season but he still does his work with maximum intensity every day. “They are a close-knit group, the goalkeepers, and they have worked and supported each other.” Press Association