Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong

first_imgMonday Mar 31, 2014 Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong Poor Kosuke Hashino. It was meant to be a great occasion topped off by a wonderful finish, but instead the Japanese flyer showed us what can go wrong when attempting a swallow dive. He’s not the first, nor the last who will succumb to a bit of showboating. Japan became the first Asian nation to qualify as a core team in the HSBC Sevens World Series after they beat Italy 26-5 in Hong Kong on Sunday. The qualifiers featured 12 teams all vying for a spot on the prestigious world series, which takes place over nine rounds each year.As with Carlin Isles’ debut in fifteens, this was to be a memorable occasion for a number of reasons, as Kosuke Hashino’s blooper left shocked viewers gob smacked.With an opportunity for a runaway try, Hashino looked to seal the victory in style with a big swallow dive, similar to the kind of showboating/celebrating/showmanship (your choice) often seen by England wing Chris Ashton, but got it horribly wrong.While Ashton is yet to mess up (unlike Juan Leguizamon a few years back), Hashino lept into the air spectacularly, but left the ball behind. Luckily the win was already a sure thing so he didn’t cost his side anything but a few blushes.EXTRA: You can view more absolute howlers in the Related Posts below the videoADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Funnies , See it to Believe it Related Articles 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: American reacts to brilliant Nigel… 29 WEEKS AGO Video of John Kirwan apologising while wearing… 29 WEEKS AGO Simon Zebo reveals how ‘absolute lunatic’… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

WOTHOUSE / NSW AS

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592298/wothouse-nsw-as Clipboard Architects: NSW AS Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/592298/wothouse-nsw-as Clipboard WOTHOUSE / NSW AS “COPY” Norway Save this picture!© Einar Aslaksen+ 20 Share Year:  Photographs photographs:  Einar AslaksenPhotographs:  Einar AslaksenSave this picture!© Einar AslaksenText description provided by the architects. The site, located north of downtown Oslo, is part of a neighborhood consisting primarily of villas from the 1930’s. Over the past few years, it has been the subject of an increasing number of densification projects. In this particular case, our client wished to build a house for his family of five in the backyard of a property that has been in the family for generations.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanThe yard is encircled by traditional wood clad villas, lush fruit trees and the occasional protected maple. In reverence to the surrounding buildings, the house was given a simple cubic geometry. We aimed to create a compact, solid and restrained stone volume, solidly rooted to the ground. The building’s placement on the site is given by general provisions regarding minimum distances to neighbouring properties and roadways, yet succeeds in creating intimate outdoor spaces towards both the south and the north.Save this picture!© Einar AslaksenThe quadraticstructure is punctuated by precise cut-outs for the windows and doors, whose deliberate placement creates varying daylight effects throughout the building’s three floors. The skylight, located directly above the staircase, fills the house with daylight all the way down to the basement, a room which is simultaneously washed by indirect daylight from the deep light well. The way in which natural light enters and is filtered by the building is constantly changing. This reinforces the characteristic traits of the different living areas, while also ensuring varied views and good contact with the exterior environment.Save this picture!First Floor PlanIn order to emphasize the massiveness of the dwelling, we chose brick cladding which was laid with unusually narrow mortar joints recessed from the face of the brick in order to give the impression of a dry stacked façade. Except for the exterior doors made of ( ), the palette of materials is mostly muted, and the interior limited to concrete and plasterboard surfaces with a continuous flooring surface of untreated spruce.Save this picture!© Einar AslaksenThe family’s space requirements will likely be under constant change over the coming years, and a flexible plan was a prerequisite. We favoured smooth transitions between different functions, and have planned the bedrooms as natural extensions to the first floor living area.Save this picture!© Einar AslaksenSave this picture!Basament Floor PlanWOTHOUSE has stemmed from a particularly good relationship with the client and the different craftsmen, and has resulted in a seemingly simple house with conservative land use and precise details.Save this picture!© Einar AslaksenProject gallerySee allShow lessMalaysia Airlines Flight 17 Victims Honored with “Memorial in the Sky”Architecture NewsHow to Fix America’s Infrastructure ProblemMisc Share CopyHouses•Oslo, Norway 2014 CopyAbout this officeNSW ASOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOsloHousesNorwayPublished on February 01, 2015Cite: “WOTHOUSE / NSW AS” 01 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream ArchDaily Projects Area:  248 m² Area:  248 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses 2014 Year:  “COPY” WOTHOUSE / NSW ASSave this projectSaveWOTHOUSE / NSW ASlast_img read more

The House of Three Trees / JK-AR

first_img South Korea Structural Engineer: The House of Three Trees / JK-AR CopyHouses•Sangju-si, South Korea ArchDaily The House of Three Trees / JK-ARSave this projectSaveThe House of Three Trees / JK-AR “COPY” Save this picture!© Rohspace+ 49Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921955/the-house-of-three-trees-jk-ar Clipboard Houses Architects: JK-AR Area Area of this architecture project Area:  60 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Photographs Year:  CopyAbout this officeJK-AROfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSangju-siSouth KoreaPublished on July 30, 2019Cite: “The House of Three Trees / JK-AR” 30 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?消失百年的东亚木构复兴,树枝状‘斗拱’ / JK-AR是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects Photographs:  Rohspace JK-AR Construction:Jae K. Kim, Seoungbum Heo, Yesol Lee, Minho Kim, Jinho Shin, Myunghee NamDesign Team:Jae K. Kim, Seoungbum Heo, Yesol Lee, Youngjune LeeCity:Sangju-siCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© RohspaceRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridText description provided by the architects. The House of 3 Trees is the realization of an architectural fantasy; the fantasy explores an alternate reality in which several historical events of the past century have not occurred. What if timber resources were not depleted in the late Joseon Dynasty of Korea in 17thto 19thCenturies? Despite the exhaustion of timber, what if globalization had begun earlier and had introduced the import of wooden materials from Russia, Canada, Northern Europe, and Japan as affordably as it is now? Finally, what if the reinforced concrete structure had not dominated the architecture of the 21st century? Then, the timber buildings of East Asia may have continued to evolve. These premises can give us an opportunity to retain a culture of timber architecture that we had kept for at least 1500 years, and may further lead us to experience a new architecture. Save this picture!© RohspaceThis house is the rebirth of East Asian timber architecture that disappeared 100 years ago. More specifically, the project is the reinterpretation of the iconic wooden bracket systems ubiquitous in the East Asia timber architecture. Called “Gong-po” in Korea and “Dougong” in China, the system was the most symbolic part of East Asian timber buildings from both structural and aesthetic perspectives. The house criticizes today’s application of traditional buildings that are superficial, merely imitating traditional expressions in architecture, or too abstract. Rather, the house redefines the virtue of East Asian timber buildings in its tectonic aspect which is a combination of structure and ornamentation. Moreover, the house serves as an example of how contemporary technology such as design computation and digital fabrication can reinterpret traditional architecture. Technology can give East Asian timber construction the potential to evolve in a new direction.Save this picture!© RohspaceSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© RohspaceThe 3trees within the house create an interior space, responding to the hexagonally shaped building footprint. Three trees as anchor points are also a minimum requirement to support the roof. Apart from the structure, the wall enclosing the house was required to insulated during the cold winter in Korea, as well to tailor the visual experience while inside the space. As a result, people inside experience only enclosed space dominated by the tree structure, yet they still have a curated view to the outside through apertures. The change of time can be felt through sunlight’s movement as it filters into the gap between the roof and wall. It resembles the sunlight falling into a forest. In this way, the trees become a forest.Save this picture!© RohspaceThe tree structure of the house is solely composed of wooden joinery. The construction method without using additive fastener such as nails is not only intended to follow traditional methodology but to show the sheer strength of engineered timber as a structural element. Save this picture!Floor planSave this picture!Assembly diagramThe footprint of the house follows the erratic shape of the site. Despite its irregular hexagonal form, the house can follow an order generated by algorithmic tools. The order by the tools sets the guideline for placing 3 Trees. Algorithmic tools again guided the design and analysis of the complex form of 3 trees. The4006 pieces of wooden elements generatedtoformthe3 trees resulted from the optimized numbers for construction efficiency and logistics.  Save this picture!© RohspaceIn addition to designing a building form, the typical rural houses around the site inspired the roof design and material choice. Rural houses built in 70 and ’80s, which were designed by construction standards given by a government, have a flat roof that results in poor drainage and rainwater accumulation, which pose serious threats to the homes’ water-resistance these days. The voluntary solution to rainwater leakage is to cover an existing flat roof with a pitched roof made of sandwich panels. This spontaneously made roof inspires the design of a thin and floating roof with the notion of lightness. Also, the use of asphalt shingles, known locally as cheap materials, helped to emphasize the lightness of the roof. Save this picture!© RohspaceMoreover, other commonly used materials in the rural area of Korea were selected for the exterior finish of the house. These included plywood and plastic panels for the exterior walls. Especially, polycarbonate corrugated panels, for the exterior wall finishing material, are often seen as the cladding of warehouses and greenhouses. This translucent panel subtly reveals the plywood finishing inside and, similarly to the roof, gives an ethereal lightness to the building which simultaneously contrasts from adjacent houses and recollects other structures common in the region. Functionally the panels generate an additional air layer and increase insulation performance, as well as protect inner plywood from rainwater.Save this picture!© RohspaceProject gallerySee allShow lessSpatial Design of North No. 27 Shouhehuo Restaurant / DTZW WorksSelected ProjectsShanghai Museum of Glass Park / Coordination AsiaSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/921955/the-house-of-three-trees-jk-ar Clipboard “COPY” 2018last_img read more

In-kind donation report from McKinsey Quarterly

first_img The US-based McKinsey Quarterly has published a report covering in-kind donations for non-profits.Saying no to in-kind donations from companies can be difficult but sometimes it can be essential. “Under the wrong circumstances, it can cost an organisation more to accept an in-kind donation than to buy a substitute”, says the latest report from the McKinsey Quarterly.The report recommends non-profits consider the total cost of ownership of donations, including such variables as transport and repairs, before deciding whether to accept them. Advertisement In-kind donation report from McKinsey Quarterly The report is available online at no charge, but you will need to register at the site to access it.  58 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 October 2003 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: Research / statistics Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

US citizen interrogated by Thai officials for his online activities

first_img News Help by sharing this information ThailandAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News June 12, 2020 Find out more Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Reporters Without Borders is an international press freedom organization that defends the right to inform and to be informed. World Organization for Human Rights USA (“Human Rights USA”) is an American non-governmental organization working through impact litigation to ensure that U.S. laws are consistent with universal human rights standards. Read more about the situation of freedom of speech and Thai lese-majeste law : http://en.rsf.org/thailand.html and http://en.rsf.org/surveillance-thailand,36673.html. The Fourth Amendment of the American Constitution states: “The right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” News Follow the news on Thailand News to go further May 12, 2021 Find out more RSF_en August 21, 2020 Find out more Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Organisation ThailandAsia – Pacific May 7, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 US citizen interrogated by Thai officials for his online activities Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom Reporters Without Borders and the World Organization for Human Rights USA (“Human Rights USA”) are outraged that Anthony Chai, an American citizen from California, was interrogated by Thai officials in Thailand and again later in the U.S. for allegedly insulting the monarchy in 2006. Originally from Thailand, Chai was granted US citizenship in the late 1970s. He faces possible arrest if he returns to Thailand.In 2006, Thai officials also contacted the company who hosted http://www.manusaya.com, the website where comments about the Thai king were traced to Chai’s business computer. It is believed that Chai’s IP address was provided by the web hosting company without his knowledge. In response, the U.S.-based hosting company shut down the website.“We are concerned about the widespread impact of Thailand’s lese majeste laws, including the direct implications for nationals of other countries, especially at a time of political tension through out the country.” the organizations said. “Chai’s case seems to show that American authorities do not object to foreign officials interrogating US citizens on American soil . Even more scandalous, Thai officials can require American firms to comply with Thai laws even when operating in the US . This is contradictory to US law and protection of national business. We are urging the Department of Justice to take action regarding this case”, Reporters Without Borders and Human Rights USA declared.Anthony Chai told Reporters Without Borders and Human Rights USA: ”According to one of the officials who came to interrogate me, he said he wanted to finish his report and to secure documents, booklets relating to the Thai monarchy. Fearing that I might not be able to go back to Thailand, I did cooperate with him, the Thai prosecutor and a palace representative fully. They were a party of three. I answered whatever he needed for his police report and gave him some literature and booklets regarding the Thai monarchy that my assistant and I had received in the mail during the past years. I was shocked to learn that Thai authorities have decided to file a lese majeste charge against me.”last_img read more

Death threats force The New Herald correspondent to flee

first_img October 21, 2020 Find out more RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America ColombiaAmericas ColombiaAmericas April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia Reports News Receive email alerts February 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats force The New Herald correspondent to flee May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today that Olga Cecilia Vega, a correspondent for the Miami-based Spanish-language daily The New Herald, was forced to flee the southern city of Florencia where she lived and worked because of repeated threats ever since she interviewed one of the leaders of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) last October.“Vega’s plight once again shows how the Colombian press is dying in the war zones,” the press freedom organisation said. “Journalists now have to choose between flight or death. Vega, who was already forced into exile once, is the second journalist to have to flee the region where they work since the start of the year.”Reporters Without Borders added: “Eight other journalists suffered the same fate last year. When will this exodus stop? We call on the Colombia authorities to shed every possible light on this case, in which state agents could be involved.”The Florencia region where Vega worked is a war zone. It was in this region that last October she interviewed Raúl Reyes, who is considered to be the FARC’s deputy commander. According to FLIP, a local press freedom group, two men went to her hotel on 28 January and told the manager: “Tell this ‘guerrilla’ that she has 48 hours to leave Florencia.”In the days prior to this visit, she had received anonymous phone calls telling her that the hotel where she lived would be blown up if she did not leave.Vega said she thought the threats were made by the state security agents who took to following her after her interview with Reyes and who were thought to be the source of rumours that she was Reyes’ mistress. Just before leaving Florencia on 1 February, Vega received a visit in her office from two men who confirmed they had followed her and gathered information about her.While working for RCN Radio in 2002, Vega was the target of two attempts on her life and threats from the right-wing paramilitaries of the United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia (AUC) while she was covering peace talks with the FARC. As a result, she had to leave Colombia for several months.Two armed men who are arrested in March 2005 were found to be in possession of extensive videotape footage of her taken during the three months from January to March 2004. The two men were released soon afterwards. Follow the news on Colombia to go further Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF_en 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Newslast_img read more

Apple Bites weekly Limerick News exclusive to Limerick Post TV

first_imgEmail APPLE BITES weekly Limerick news is now exclusively available on www.limerickpost.ie. Check out the Limerick Post TV on Youtube for all of your local Limerick videos.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up This week Apple Bites has coverage of the unveiling of the bust of Frank McCourt at Leamy House and all of the action from the charity soccer match between the Moyross Monks and the Gardaí. WhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsApple Bites weekly Limerick News exclusive to Limerick Post TVBy admin – May 17, 2010 649 Printcenter_img Advertisement Linkedin Facebook Previous articleFight night back at UL ArenaNext articleLee to return for title fight in Limerick adminlast_img read more

Five things you need to know today, May 31

first_img Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, May 31. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. The Odessa Police Department charged six teenagers in connection with the investigations of nine separate shootings over a six month period that left at least two people injured.2. A Midland man died following a fatal crash that occurred Wednesday morning in northeast Odessa.3. An 18-year-old Gardendale woman was pronounced dead Tuesday after reportedly drowning.4. Permian High School’s band and orchestra will join musical forces to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” before a Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago White Sox baseball game Saturday.5. A math teacher from Falcon Early College High School and a fifth-grade science teacherat Hays STEAM Academy are heading to the LiftOff Summer Institute at NASA’s Johnson Space Center June 24 through June 29 in Houston. Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 31 Pinterest Hawaiian Roll Ham SlidersSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local News Five things you need to know today, May 31 Previous articlePermian musicians to perform at White Sox gameNext articleNo foul play suspected in infant boy’s death admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter OC employee of the year always learning Facebookcenter_img Odessa Fire Rescue firefighters fight a fire behind a home belonging to Tandra and Denny Linden at 11313 W. Rolling Hills Rd., Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Odessa, Texas. Battalion Chief Danny Wyatt said that they managed to keep the fire away from the surrounding buildings, but several motorcycles and cars were burned in the fire. Wyatt wasn’t sure how the fire started.  WhatsApp ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School By admin – May 31, 2018 last_img read more

St. Joseph County Jail & Police host Dyngus Day Food Drive

first_img Previous articleLifeline Ministries to donate 100,000 meals to families in need ThursdayNext articlePayment assistance, other housing help available for Hoosiers Brooklyne Beatty TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19Dyngus Dayfood drivehungrySouth BendSt. Joseph CountySt. Joseph County JailSt. Joseph County policeunemployed St. Joseph County Jail & Police host Dyngus Day Food Drive Twitter Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterestcenter_img By Brooklyne Beatty – April 9, 2020 0 570 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp (Photo Supplied/St. Joseph County Jail) The ongoing pandemic has halted many events and celebrations, but one organization is still planning something for the upcoming Dyngus Day.St. Joseph County Jail & Police will host a Dyngus Day Food Drive on Monday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in an effort to help those experiencing hunger due to the recent spike in unemployment.During the last two weeks of March alone, more than 8,500 St. Joseph County residents filed new unemployment claims.The food drive will abide by social distancing guidelines by collecting non-perishable food items outside of the jail’s front doors. Donors will be able to drive through and drop off their donation out of their car window.The St. Joseph County Jail is located at 401 West Sample Street in South Bend. All donations will be delivered to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana. Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Marketlast_img read more

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