IT Leaders Want More than Just Product Specs

first_imgThe Gartner Data Center Conference opened this morning and over the next three days, I’ll get to know a number of EMC customers better, learning about where their IT operations are heading over the next few years.Gartner conferences attract some of the industry’s most forward-thinking CIOs and data center managers. While their IT organizations are at different stages, they all have one thing in common: a desire to transform IT efficiency and effectiveness.These managers are facing some familiar challenges: exploding data growth, mounting pressure to cut operational costs, and increasingly complex regulatory requirements and security threats.  Other challenges have cropped up recently, like the emergence of mobile computing and the need to access data anywhere at any time.I’m sure there are people here to learn how they can address many of these challenges simultaneously.  Personally, I can’t wait to get down to details of EMC’s “three pillars” approach with storage solutions at the infrastructure layer, VMware’s hypervisor and software-defined data center tech at the virtualization layer, and Pivotal for big and fast data applications on top.But I know IT leaders will be looking for more than just product specs. They also want to know:how to tailor this tech to their own unique use cases,how to automate processes that have cost thousands of man-hours already,how to position IT as a service broker for their business instead of a roadblock.This is where things get more complex – and even more interesting. What I’m hearing from customers is that the rapidly changing face of IT has created a pronounced skills gap within IT organizations. While an event like this is ideal for helping close those gaps, what if you want more? And what about educating an entire IT staff?Education and technical expertise are essential to deploying today’s tech effectively and making IT transformation a reality. That’s why EMC offers a host of cloud and data science education programs running independently from strategic events like Gartner Data Center.If you are at the show, join me in discussing these topics in greater detail during my session, “The Role of IT in Creating an Agile, Predictive Enterprise” on Tuesday, December 10th at 1:45-2:30pm PT in Veronese 2404.Better yet, stop by the EMC booth.While I would love to share our story with you in person, I’m actually a lot more interested in hearing yours.last_img read more

More Power and Innovation with the Next Generation of Dell OptiPlex

first_imgThe next generation of the Dell OptiPlex family features new form factors and accessories driven by the latest Intel® 9th generation processors, delivering more power than ever before.The world of business and technology is merging in a fourth industrial revolution enabled by a perfect storm of technology tipping points. In order to capitalize on this revolution, technology solutions and services need to provide innovative capabilities from the edge, to core, to cloud.For more than 25 years, Dell OptiPlex has continuously adapted to the ways our customers work. In keeping with this commitment, we are proud to introduce the next generation of Dell OptiPlex solutions which deliver a smarter, faster desktop experience.Power your success now, and in the future, with the new line up of OptiPlex towers, small form factors micros and all-in-ones which all feature Intel’s new 9th generation processors. With the latest Intel® processors, OptiPlex users avoid system lag and can experience twice the system responsiveness with Intel® Optane™ technology. The new lineup includes the 3070, 5070 and 7070 tower, small factor and micro’s that are purposefully designed to deliver the ultimate productivity in innovative and compact designs. Because we know size and options do matter, we have upgraded our OptiPlex all-in-ones, in multiple screen sizes, so users can get unmatched power with industry-leading performance and collaboration technology on the OptiPlex 5270, 7470 and 7770.No matter the industry or the role within an organization, less clutter means fewer problems for a user. That is why we delivered a smarter design with our family of OptiPlex solutions. Our all-in-ones feature brilliant full HD displays and custom stands without taking up more workspace. Powerful and compact, the micro now come with the most mounting options, making sure the PC gets out of the way so you can get work done. In addition to the purpose-built mounts, we provide clever stands and cable covers which provide a secure and clutter free workspace.Built with Dell’s focus on sustainability, the OptiPlex all-in-one and tower chassis contain at least 39% post-consumer recycled plastics.An added benefit found in this next generation of the Dell OptiPlex is the integration of Dell Technologies Unified Workspace. Dell Technologies Unified Workspace is the most comprehensive solution to deploy, secure, manage and support virtually all devices from the cloud. This revolutionary solution provides customers with visibility across the entire endpoint environment helping save time, improving user experience, optimizing resources and strengthening security.The workforce is evolving at an alarmingly rapid pace and we as technology providers must deliver solutions which allow customers to keep up. Built for business, these powerful solutions do just that. Dell OptiPlex is proud to provide game changing technology that allows our customers to be more collaborative, productive and secure.Check out the next generation of the Dell OptiPlex portfolio here.last_img read more

New AI Tookit Powers Large-Scale Deep Learning for Medical Imaging

first_imgThis post is co-authored by Rakshith Vasudev, Software Engineer, Dell EMC HPC & AI Innovation Lab.The new NVIDIA Clara AI Toolkit enables developers to build and deploy medical imaging applications to create intelligent instruments and automated healthcare workflows.In today’s hospitals, medical imaging technicians are racing to keep pace with workloads stemming from the growing use of CT scans, MRI scans and other imaging used in the diagnostic processes. In a large hospital system, a relatively small number of technicians might be hit with hundreds or even thousands of scans in a single day. To keep up with the volume, these overworked technicians need tools to assist with the process of analyzing complex images, identifying hard-to-detect abnormalities and ferreting out indicators of disease.Increasingly, medical institutions are looking to artificial intelligence to address these needs. With deep-learning technologies, AI systems can now be trained to serve as digital assistants that take on some of the heavy lifting that comes with medical imaging workflows. This isn’t about using AI to replace trained professionals. It’s about using AI to streamline workflows, increase efficiency and help processionals identify the cases that require their immediate attention. Hospital IT needs to strategize to make their infrastructure AI-ready. NVIDIA and American College of Radiology have partnered to enable thousands of radiologists to create and use AI in their own facilities, with their own data, across a vast network of thousands of  hospitals.One of these AI-driven toolsets is NVIDIA Clara AI, an open, scalable computing platform that enables development of medical imaging applications for hybrid (embedded, on-premises or cloud) computing environments. With the capabilities of NVIDIA Clara AI, hospitals can create intelligent instruments and automated healthcare workflows.The Clara AI ToolkitTo help organizations put Clara AI to work, NVIDIA offers the Clara Deploy SDK. This Helm-packaged software development kit encompasses a collection of NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC) containers that work together to provide an end-to-end medical image processing workflow in Kubernetes. NGC container images are optimized for NGC Ready GPU accelerated systems, such as Dell EMC PowerEdge C4140 and PowerEdge R740xd servers.The Clara AI containers include GPU-accelerated libraries for computing, graphics and AI; example applications for image processing and rendering; and computational workflows for CT, MRI and ultrasound data. These features leverage Docker and Kubernetes to orchestrate medical image workflows and connect to PACS (picture archiving and communication systems) or scale medical instrument applications.Fig 1. Clara AI Toolkit architecture The Clara AI Toolkit lowers the barriers to adopting AI in medical-imaging workflows. The Clara AI Deploy SDK includes:DICOM adapter data ingestion interface to communicate with a hospital PACs systemCore services for orchestrating and managing resources for workflow deployment and developmentReference AI applications that can be used as-is with user defined data or can be modified with user-defined-AI algorithmsVisualization capabilities to monitor progress and view resultsServer Platforms for the ToolkitFor organizations looking to capitalize on NVIDIA Clara AI, Dell EMC provides two robust, GPU-accelerated server platforms that support the Clara AI Toolkit.The PowerEdge R740xd server delivers a balance of storage scalability and performance. With support for NVMe drives and NVIDIA GPUs, this 2U two-socket platform is ready for the demands of Clara AI and medical imaging workloads. The PowerEdge C4140 server, in turn, is an accelerator-optimized, 1U rack server designed for most demanding workloads. With support for four GPUs, this ultra-dense two-socket server is built for the challenges of cognitive workloads, including AI, machine learning and deep learning.In the HPC and AI Innovation Lab at Dell EMC, we used Clara AI Toolkit with CT Organ Segmentation and CT Liver Segmentation on our GPU-accelerated servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux. For these tests, we collected abdominal CT scan data, a series of 2D medical images, from the NIH Cancer Image Archive. We used the tools in the Clara AI Toolkit to execute a workflow that first converts the DICOM series for ingestion and identifies individual organs from the CT scan (organ segmentation).Next, the workflow can use those segmented organs as input to identify any abnormalities. Once the analysis is complete, the system creates a MetaIO annotated 3D volume render that can be viewed in the Clara Render Server, and DICOM files that can be compared side by side with medical image viewers such as ORTHANC or Oviyam2.Fig 2: Oviyam2 Viewer demonstrating side by side view of Clara AI Processed vs Original CT ScanClara AI on the JobWhile Clara AI is a relatively new offering, the platform is already in use in some major medical institutions, including Ohio State University, the National Institutes of Health and the University of California, San Francisco, according to NVIDIA.The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center and NVIDIA scientists used Clara AI to develop a domain generalization method for the segmentation of the prostate from surrounding tissue on MRI. An NVIDIA blog notes that the localized model “achieved performance similar to that of a radiologist and outperformed other state-of-the-art algorithms that were trained and evaluated on data from the same domain.”As these early adopters are showing, NVIDIA Clara AI is a platform that can provide value to organizations looking to capitalize on AI to enable large-scale deep learning for medical imaging.Fig 3: Ailments on segmented liver identified by Clara AI ToolkitTo learn moreExplore these resources for a closer look at the capabilities of NVIDIA Clara:Clara AI Toolkit Download pageTechnical Developer BlogDeveloper NewsNVIDIA Clara Platform___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________About the co-authorRakshith Vasudev is an AI software engineer in the HPC & AI Innovation Lab at Dell EMC, where he focuses on scalable and high performance deep learning workloads using Nvidia GPUs.His work revolves around building deep learning models, optimizing throughput, running benchmarks, using containerized orchestration with Kubernetes. Rakshith has a master’s degree in software engineering.last_img read more

US ‘directly’ presses Eritrea to withdraw forces from Tigray

first_imgNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States says it has directly “pressed senior levels” of Eritrea’s government to immediately withdraw its troops from neighboring Ethiopia, where witnesses have described them looting and hunting down civilians in the embattled Tigray region. A State Department spokesperson in an email to The Associated Press says Washington has conveyed “grave” concerns about credible reports of abuses. There are no details on how officials with Eritrea, one of the world’s most secretive countries, responded. Ethiopia has repeatedly denied the presence of Eritrean soldiers, who some witnesses have estimated in the thousands. Now concerns are growing that the Eritrean forces refuse to leave.last_img read more

Panelists encourage Notre Dame students to follow their passions

first_imgWhen Notre Dame men’s lacrosse head coach Kevin Corrigan began his coaching career, he knew he was dedicating his life to something he loved. “Find that thing you want to do,” Corrigan said. “Do something you’re passionate about.” Life after college may be uncertain and expectations of students are high, but Corrigan and three other panelists encouraged students to follow their passions and make their dreams a reality during Friday’s panel, “Discerning Vocation in a World of Expectations,” held after a lacrosse scrimmage and live concert at Arlotta Lacrosse Stadium. When panelist Eric Byington, current assistant director of women’s rights organization Calling All Crows and founder of the Elias Fund, worked for a mortgage company, he quickly discovered he lacked passion for his job. “It was draining my soul in a lot of ways,” he said. Byington quit his job and began the Elias Fund, a nonprofit organization that raises money to alleviate poverty and pay for children’s schooling fees in Zimbabwe. “I traveled for three months in Africa, and what struck me most were the people’s friendships and relationships,” he said. During his travel, Byington learned an African saying, “I am strong if you are strong.” “This saying embodied everything I was experiencing in Zimbabwe. It means together we’re all going to be stronger,” he said. The Elias Fund practices this saying as it works to strengthen the people in poverty-stricken Zimbabwean communities. “We can’t stop learning,” Byington said. “Higher education is important, but there is so much to learn from world experience.” All panelists said they had to take risks to follow their passions. Panelist Peter Friedman, Emmanuel College lacrosse assistant coach and co-founder of Triskallian Tours, encouraged students to evaluate risks before beginning a new project. “You’ll have to take risks,” he said. “You have to be willing to work twice as hard in the beginning to get a new project started.” Friedman’s risk was to start Triskallian Tours, an educational-travel and community service program that takes high school students to various locations in Latin America. Panelist Kevin Dugan, manager of Youth and Community Programs in the Notre Dame Athletic Department and director of men’s lacrosse operations, also discussed the risks new projects require. “My father said, ‘The person who never took a risk, no one knows his name,’” Dugan said. “To take a risk, you have to throw your heart over the fence. How much do you believe in yourself? Are you willing to bet on yourself?” Dugan’s love for lacrosse led him to found Fields of Growth, an organization that encourages passion through lacrosse and promotes community growth in Uganda. This Christmas, Notre Dame seniors Nick Gunty and Brian Powers will go to Uganda with Dugan’s Fields of Growth organization to record a CD with a Ugandan children’s choir. Gunty and Powers, who sang and played guitar before the panel discussion, are following their passion and plan to pursue a career in music after graduation. Notre Dame’s Gender Relations Center (GRC) and the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team sponsored the panel. “In college, there is lots of pressure for students to perform well, lots of anxiety for students to decide who they are,” GRC Assistant Director Elizabeth Moriarty said. “Collaborative events like the panel discussion provide a forum for people to discern a sense of identity and talk about important issues.”last_img read more

Pangborn community to move to new women’s dorm, older dorms to receive extensive renovations

first_imgThis July, incoming freshmen women will no longer have the possibility of being placed in Pangborn Hall.Lucy Du | The Observer In a plan announced Wednesday night by vice president for student affairs Erin Hoffmann Harding, the Pangborn community — current residents and rector Sr. Mary Donnelly — will move into one of the two yet unnamed residence halls currently under construction on the east side of campus.Pangborn Hall itself, which Hoffmann Harding described as “functional and safe,” will be used as a “swing hall” for the foreseeable future to house dorm communities whose buildings undergo extensive, year-long renovations. The Walsh Hall community will reside in Pangborn for the 2016-2017 school year, followed by the Badin Hall community and then Morrissey Manor community the following academic year.In a letter to the University community Wednesday night, Hoffmann Harding said the move “will honor the personal relationships, traditions and strong sense of community that have been formed in Pangborn Hall and will continue to flourish among those same women in the new women’s residence hall.”Donnelly, who has served as the rector of Pangborn for eight years, said the move was new territory for her, but she hoped to preserve a number of aspects of the Pangborn community.“What I’m thinking at the moment is that we will take the traditions and the community — what makes Pangborn, Pangborn — into this new place,” she said. “ … I think it’s going to be a combination of retaining what has been and then developing new. So it’s going to be a new community in many ways. It’s less about the building — because Pangborn is not that aesthetically pleasing — it’s about what we do inside.“It’s about the community we build. All of that community and tradition will go with us, and then we have the opportunity to incorporate what has been perhaps with some new,” Donnelly said.In addition to the women currently living in Pangborn and freshmen from the class of 2020, Donnelly said another 60 or so women would be accepted as inter-hall transfers to the new dorm, which will house 225 women. She said this would be a factor in the creation of the new dorm identity.“I also recognize that there will be folks currently on campus who are not members of Pangborn who will also join the community,” Donnelly said. “How do we incorporate all of those folks, plus the freshmen who will come in, and build something? And we have great foundation to build from.In terms of hall staff, however, Donnelly said she and current hall staff would be hiring new RAs for the 2016-2017 school year primarily from the current Pangborn community. Hall government, too, will be elected from the current dorm community.Associate Vice President for Residential Life Heather Rakoczy Russell said the move was a “great opportunity” for the hall community.“I have the great privilege of working with [Donnelly] as her supervisor and I know her to be a very collaborative person, which is why I’m so excited that she will be the rector of this new community,” Rakoczy Russell said. “So I know there will be great listening to the women who will continue to be in this community, and what’s important to them.“But this is also a great opportunity for them to reinvent themselves. What’s the best of what has been, and what’s the next chapter? And because of Mary’s collaborative style, I know it will be a nice balance of those things,” Rakoczy Russell said.In terms of the Pangborn Hall building, Rakoczy Russell said using it as a swing hall will allow for updates to the other dorms that were previously unattainable.“[Using a swing hall is] certainly not a new concept in the field, but it’s a new concept for us here at Notre Dame,” she said. “It’s been a dream, truthfully. … Over the time that I’ve been involved in student affairs, we’ve done renovations over the summer. So the idea of having somewhere between 12 and perhaps even 15 months to do the project comprehensively in a way that would benefit the community all at once  I think is a tremendous opportunity and not one that we’ve had before.”These major renovations will be more significant than previous summer-long residence hall renovations, and will “seek to provide more improvements to the internal configurations of existing halls that facilitate the building of community (e.g., comparable social and study space) and modernize mechanical systems that impact the daily experience of students (e.g., consistency of heat, plumbing),” Hoffmann Harding said in the email.Additionally, typical summer renovations will continue in coming years, with Knott Hall scheduled to receive the first round of renovations in the summer of 2016. According to the email, 18 residence halls will undergo either minor or major renovations over the next decade.Unlike the new women’s residence hall, which will be filled with former Pangborn residents, the new men’s dorm, also set to open for the beginning of next school year, will be filled using the interhall transfer application and incoming freshmen, similar to the process by which Duncan and Ryan were filled when they opened. Fr. Matt Kuczora, the current rector of Carroll Hall, will move to new men’s hall, and Carroll will hire a new rector next year.According to an FAQ on the student affairs website, the new residence halls will be 71,000 gross square feet and the women’s hall will have 225 residents and the new men’s hall will have 221. The names for each hall have yet to be announced, but are scheduled to be revealed later this spring. The men’s hall will be the northern-most of the two buildings, and the women’s dorm will sit just northeast of Hesburgh Library.Student focus groups and listening sessions with rectors helped generate the designs for the two new dorms, and Rakoczy Russell said students talking about their ideal dorm largely described “Mod Quad on the inside and Alumni and Dillon on the outside.” The renovations to Walsh, Badin and Morrissey will largely depend on input from residents and leaders of those dorms in coming months and years, Hoffmann Harding said.According to the student affairs website, the new dorms will feature a variety of room sizes and layouts, divided into six sections, each of which will have a resident assistant in addition to the two assistant rectors and rector of each new hall. The first floors of each new dorm will be mostly dedicated to communal spaces, including a two-story floor lounge, reading room, study areas and a chapel. Upper floors will also include “pass-through” floor loungesBased on the focus group results, the women’s hall “will feature full kitchens adjoined to the floor lounge on every floor, whereas the men’s hall will feature one full kitchen and three kitchenettes adjoined to the floor lounges plus food sales in the basement,” the website states. Additionally, both new dorms will include a fitness room, laundry, vending, storage and an outdoor patio.Students who wish to learn more about the changes and share their thoughts can attend one of the upcoming information sessions with leaders from Student Affairs and Facilities Design & Operations. According to the Student Affairs website, these sessions will be held on Tuesday, January 19 at 9 p.m. in 101 DeBartolo Hall and Thursday, January 21 at 9 p.m. in Carey Auditorium of the Hesburgh Library.Tags: badin hall, Construction, Erin Hoffmann Harding, Housing, Morrissey Hall, Pangborn Hall, residence halls, Walsh Halllast_img read more

Washington Post journalist describes experience covering Donald Trump

first_imgNatalie Weber | The Observer Washington Post journalist David Fahrenhthold delivers the annual Red Smith Lecture Monday. Fahrenthold, who broke news of the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape during the 2016 election, discussed his experience covering Donald Trump.Fahrenthold said that he and others are still adjusting and learning as they try “to adapt to the era of Donald Trump.”Having entered his third year of reporting on the beat surrounding Trump and his businesses, Fahrenthold said he has found himself sticking to three main principles, both as a reporter and reader of the news — stubbornness, openness, and independence.Fahrenthold said stubborness is important when trying to uncover the truth.“Facts get washed away by power and fear,” he said. “We who believe in facts must be stubborn first.”Fahrenthold highlighted the example of his first story on Trump, where he followed the now-president as he campaigned ahead of the the Iowa caucuses, the first major nominating contest. Fahrenthold noticed Trump giving a large check from his charity organization to Waterloo, Iowa charities in attendance.“I thought, ‘that’s illegal, you can’t use your charity to help your campaign,’” Fahrenthold said. “I immediately became interested in the concreteness of the money. Where was it coming from? What else is he doing with it?”Fahrenthold’s questioning led him to a phone conversation with Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s then-campaign manager who said he couldn’t tell the reporter any details, other than “trust me, he has given this money away.”Knowing, as a journalist, that the words “trust me” were a red flag, Fahrenthold said his stubbornness led him to a call with Trump where the candidate said he did give the money to a veteran organization–but he hadn’t donated it until Farenthold started asking questions. Fahrenthold said it was a moment where his stubbornness paid off and he began to follow all things related to the Donald J. Trump Foundation.Fahrenthold credits Twitter with contributing to his principle of openness. He said he has found that it is helpful to let readers and followers know what he is up to and what he’s looking for, as this strategy often leads to helpful tips.In one case, Fahrenthold was looking for a painting of Trump that Trump has purchased at an auction using his charity’s money. A quick tweet was sent to his followers and one suggested checking TripAdvisor. After scrolling through several hundred photos posted by guests of the Trump National Doral Miami, the painting was spotted in the sports bar of the resort.Fahrenthold said that he tries to assert independence when covering Trump.“I don’t pass on the raw version of what he says,” Fahrenthold said. “I don’t retweet him just to debunk him, I think that’s a disservice to people. We’re still continuing to learn that value of independence.”Fahrenthold stressed the importance of news readers following these three principles, too.“Readers should be stubborn,” he said. “Read the whole story, pay for news, and reward good work by sharing it. For openness, open yourself to the world, you can make the problems of the world better. With independence, practice restraint, meaning don’t exhaust yourself, you don’t want to be without energy to make the world a better place.”Tags: David Fahrenthold, Donald Trump, Journalism, Politics, Washington Post Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold was this year’s speaker at Notre Dame’s annual Red Smith Lecture. The lecture, named after sportswriter Red Smith, honors prominent journalists in remembrance of Smith’s legacy. Fahrenthold was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for his coverage of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, specifically for reports on Trump’s fraudulent charity organization and the “Access Hollywood” tape.last_img read more

PrismND creates t-shirt fundraiser to promote intersectionality

first_imgFollowing the recent social unrest and police brutality protests around the nation, junior Aaron Moyer said he wanted to find a way to help individuals in the community that are struggling.Moyer, co-vice president of PrismND, said the group decided to organize a t-shirt fundraiser to raise money for Black LGBTQ causes.“The LGBTQ community is so diverse,” Moyer said. “We saw this as a great way to partner with Black student-led clubs on campus and really promote the intersectionality that sometimes gets overlooked.”One of the groups PrismND partnered with is Shades of Ebony, a club dedicated to uplifting women of color. Senior Kaya Lawrence, the club’s president, said “intersectionality” is the idea that identity consists of multiple components, rather than one single label.“[Intersectionality] provides a unique space for recognizing the ways in which groups can coalesce and unite to really help each other,” Lawrence said. “Intersectionality allows for a common space to recognize the ways in which you can unite and fight for a common goal.”Moyer said the fundraiser gave donors the freedom to choose which nonprofit they would like to donate to, as long as it would benefit the Black LGBTQ community. “All you have to do is donate at least $11.20 to any nonprofit that you’d want to,” Moyer said. “The significance behind that is that Nov. 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance.”Donors then forward PrismND proof of their donation via their website, and they will receive their t-shirt. The t-shirt, designed by PrismND secretary sophomore Molly Doerfler and senior Ellis Riojas, was inspired by the life of Marsha P. Johnson. Johnson was a Black transgender woman whose activism is largely credited for starting the Stonewall uprising of 1969.(Editor’s Note: Riojas is a graphic designer for The Observer.)“We wanted to symbolize the intersectionality between the identities of between Black and LGBTQ identities, so we used the image of Marsha P Johnson,” Doerfler said. “We have a quote from her in the middle that says, ‘No pride for some of us without liberation for all of us’, which embodies the intersectionality that we’re working for.”Although the fundraiser closed Sept. 22, Moyer said continuing to learn about Black and LGBTQ causes is a great way to get involved. Lawrence said it is important to educate oneself, rather than expect Black or LGBTQ friends to do the teaching.“In any group, club [or] organization that you’re in, just recognizing that the power you have to kind of make a change and work towards some kind of intersectional goals, like reaching out to other clubs or organizations on campus or individuals on campus and seeing what you can do to bring light to certain issues and help others and promote intersectionality,” Lawrence said.Doerfler described “allyship” as supporting a community that you are not a part of and being willing to learn from it.“One thing that we’ve really been stressing this semester about allyship is that it’s about working to protect your siblings on campus who might have different lives than you,” Doerfler. “One thing that we’ve really been stressing is that social distancing is a form of allyship because it helps protect your LGBTQ siblings who might not have good home lives.”Lawrence cautioned against performative allyship, adding that she has seen many peers who claim to be allies fall silent when they see instances of injustice.“An important component of allyship is not being afraid to stand up and speak up when the time comes when it’s necessary to do so — so really just not being performative,” Lawrence said. “Performative allyship can really be problematic and empty in a lot of ways so mak[e] sure that you’re putting the action behind your words and your intention.”Tags: fundraiser, LGBT, LGBTQ, LGBTQIA, PrismND, t-shirtlast_img read more

Police Seize Large Quantity Of Cocaine In Monday Traffic Stop

first_imgThe seizure has an estimated value of $10,000 to $12,000. Detectives say the drugs would likely have been sold on the streets in Jamestown.Image by Jamestown Police.Robinson, Mitchell and Page are all charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Police say as the investigation continues additional charges are expected.Anyone with information on the illegal trafficking and sales of narcotics in Jamestown is asked to contact the Jamestown Metro Drug Task Force at their anonymous tip line: 483-TIPS. 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),You mean seize? WNY News Now Image.JAMESTOWN – Jamestown Police say three people are behind bars after officers seized a large quantity of cocaine during a traffic stop Monday afternoon on North Main at Lamont Street.Officers pulled over a vehicle for several alleged traffic violations just after 3 p.m.Through investigation, Kori Robinson, 22, Islandah Mitchell, 20, and Bruce Page, 25, were allegedly found in possession of 3.5 ounces of powder cocaine and 4.7 ounces of crack cocaine.last_img read more