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Homepage image: 123rf New hyperscale data centre to be build in South Africa is set to consume 38MW of power. Africa’s neutral data centre, Teraco, is steadily marking its footprint in the cloud infrastructure service market. CEO Lex van Wyk. Pic credit: Teraco.On Thursday, the South African-based hyperscale computing firm launched its Riverfields Hyperscale Centre, located east of Johannesburg.Featuring over 24MW of power and 6,000m² of technical deployment space, Riverfields is the largest commercial data centre operator in Africa, according to the company.The company’s CEO, Lex van Wyk, said: “The Riverfields facility in Bredell brings our power provision to 50MW with over 18,000m2 of white space. All of which is required to meet the increasing demand for hyperscale computing.”Van Wyk explained: “Hyperscale computing has grown enormously, as has demand for colocation facilities. These trends combined are shaping the way forward for Africa and we anticipate significant uptake as more service providers pinpoint Africa as a growth market.”Hyperscale computing on demandThe site of the Riverfields Hyperscale Data Centre FacilityThe company underlined it completed its Johannesburg West build in Isando earlier this year and is opening its Riverfields Hyperscale Data Centre Facility in response to growing demand for these facilities in sub-Saharan Africa.“The demand is driven by big data and cloud computing, as well as enterprise organisations that consume these services locally. Many of which have not been available locally or are only in limited functionality due to restrictions presented by high latencies due to distance,” the company stated.According to research, it is predicted that the global colocation market will grow to more than $50 billion by 2020, a CAGR of over 12% from 2015 to 2020.A significant portion of this demand is being driven by the enterprise, IT and telecommunications sectors.The hyperscale data centre market was estimated at over $1 billion in mid-2015 with significant growth forecast based on storage resource demands in distributed or grid computing environments.Technology trendsAccording to Van Wyk, hyperscale computing is among technology trends that will profoundly shape enterprise computing. Read more…“We will see new sectors emerge and a consolidation of IT resources that will lead to a small, but powerful group of players, bringing what the industry now knows to by hyperscale computing.” Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Generation Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR BRICS Previous articleTanzania: gov to promote gas as primary cooking sourceNext articleUganda: UEGCL sets high targets for the Great Lakes region Babalwa BunganeBabalwa Bungane is the content producer for ESI Africa – Clarion Events Africa. Babalwa has been writing for the publication for over five years. She also contributes to sister publications; Smart Energy International and Power Engineering International. Babalwa is a social media enthusiast.
We’ll send you our regular newsletter and include you in our monthly giveaways. PLUS, you’ll receive our exclusive Rider Fitness digital edition with 15 exercises for more effective riding. SIGN UP Email* The Lunch & Learn Series, hosted every Thursday from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the annual Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), beginning week 2, provides an educational platform for horse enthusiasts to expand their knowledge on a variety of equine related topics including management and maintenance, horsemanship and care, as well as emerging technologies and treatment methods available in the equine veterinary industry.Admission to the Lunch & Learn Series is free for riders, trainers, and owners. All others $25. Register at the door for a chance to win exciting prizes. For more information, please contact [email protected]+ Q&A EventIn addition to weekly Lunch & Learns, we will be hosting a special Q&A about the new Show+ service offered this year at PBIEC.When: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 from 12:00pm – 1:30pmWhere: The Wellington Club at PBIECWhat: Show+ Q&A Session with Wayne Jenkins of CaptiveOne Advisors and his team to educate attendees on this new insurance service. Lunch will be provided. Free to riders/trainers/owners. Tags: WEF, Winter Equestrian Festival, Lunch & Learn, Horse Sport Enews Subscribe to the Horse Sport newsletter and get an exclusive bonus digital edition! More from News:MARS Bromont CCI Announces Requirements For US-Based RidersThe first set of requirements to allow American athletes and support teams to enter Canada for the June 2-6 competition have been released.Canadian Eventer Jessica Phoenix Reaches the 100 CCI4*-S MarkPhoenix achieved the milestone while riding Pavarotti at the inaugural 2021 CCI4*-S at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event.Tribunal Satisfied That Kocher Made Prolonged Use of Electric SpursAs well as horse abuse, the US rider is found to have brought the sport into disrepute and committed criminal acts under Swiss law.Washington International Horse Show Returns to TryonTIEC will again provide the venue for the WIHS Oct. 26-31 with a full schedule of hunter, jumper and equitation classes.
Family of Anthony Borges(PARKLAND, Fla.) — A survivor of the Parkland mass shooting, who shielded fellow classmates from a barrage of gunfire, was released from the hospital Wednesday almost two months after the massacre that left 17 dead and others wounded, a family attorney told ABC News.Anthony Borges, 15, a soccer player at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was shot four times in the back and legs during the Valentine’s Day shooting at the school, his father said in February.According to Anthony’s best friend, Carlos Rodriguez, Anthony placed his body in between alleged mass killer Nikolas Cruz and fellow students.Anthony was the last of 20 students who fled into a room and was trying to lock the door that day when he was shot, Carlos told Good Morning America in February. He held his ground in the doorway, putting his body in between the bullets and his classmates, who all survived uninjured, Carlos said.“None of us knew what to do. So, he took the initiative to just save his other classmates,” Carlos told “GMA.”“He’s my hero,” added Anthony’s father, Royer Borges.Seventeen students and staff were killed in the massacre. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Minimum QualificationsBachelor’s degree.Four years of relevant experience is required. Preferred QualificationsRegulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), Certified ClinicalResearch Professional (CCRP), Certified Clinical ResearchCoordinator (CCRC) or Certified IRB Professional (CIP).Experience with regulatory affairs, oncology, gene therapy orcell therapy. Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.6544CA; CH Job PurposeThe Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate is responsible for handlingthe regulatory affairs for both internal investigator initiatedstudies and sponsored studies. The duties will includecommunications (and submissions to as appropriate) with Cell andGene Therapy (CAGT) investigators, IRB, other internal agencies.This position will also be responsible for the preparing ofsubmissions to the FDA including new investigator initiated INDstudies, as well as study amendments, safety reports and annual INDreports.Job DutiesHandle the regulatory affairs for both internal investigatorinitiated studies and sponsored studies.Track and submit renewals of studies. Track the overall statusof each study on a study status spreadsheet which can be sharedwith upper leadership.Prepare submissions to the FDA including new investigatorinitiated IND studies, as well as study amendments, safety reportsand annual IND reports.Communication with CAGT investigators, including assisting withprotocol amendments.Responding to IRB requests and submission of new protocols,amendments and renewals.Track (and archive per the SOP and version control) and helprevised as requested, the preparation of new protocols, as well asprotocol amendments. Also, the preparation of renewal reports.Draft electronic submissions for new protocols, as well asamendments for various administrative approvals.Draft electronic submissions for unanticipated problems.
ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsHistory has been written in Varazdin, where RK PPD Zagreb hosted match against Telekom Veszprem. The Croatian champions celebrated win over Hungarians after 16 years – 27:23 (16:10) and keep chances to qualify for the SEHA Final4 in Brest, Belarus.PPD Zagreb – Veszprem 27:23 (13:10) 1.Vardar131120437 : 36735 5.Celje Piv. Laško13706395 : 40221 10.Izviđač CO121011337 : 4133 2.Meshkov Brest13823390 : 34826 ShareTweetShareShareEmail 9.Metalurg11218272 : 2807 7.Tatran Prešov12318317 : 36310 RK Celje Pivovarna Laško: Lesjak 10/1 saves, 1 goal, Gajić 3 saves, Dobaj; Babarskas, Janc 4, Razgor 4, Suholežnik 1, Marguč 1, Poteko 2, Zarabec 3, Kodrin 1, Mačkovšek 5, Mlakar 3, Žvižej 6/2, Bećiri;HC Meshkov Brest beat Tatran Presov 33:25 in the last match of the Saturday’s programme.STANDINGS: 3.PPD Zagreb11812314 : 27725 4.Veszprem10712275 : 25422 Related Items: 6.Gorenje Velenje11407293 : 31312 PPD Zagreb: Stevanović 14 saves, Skok; Ereš, Vujić I. 3, Vujić S. 2, Kontrec 1, Vori 3, Cingesar 2, Šebetić 4, Marković 4, Horvat 5, Šušnja, Valčić J. 2, Valčić T., Miklavčić 1, MarkoskiTelekom Veszprem: Borbely, Mikler 7 saves; Ivancsik 1, Ilić 4, Gajić 7, Nillson 2, Nagy 4, Kopljar 2, Marguč 2, Rodriguez, Ancsin, Terzić, Sulić 1, Milašević, Lekai, LigetvariRK Celje Pivovarna Lasko gave a strong resistance in Skopje, but Vardar made it at the end.HC Vardar Skopje : RK Celje Pivovarna Laško 33:31 (18:14)HC Vardar: Šterbik 14 saves, Gjorgjeski, Angelov; Stoilov 3, Nedanovski 1, Fereirra 4, Maqueda 3, Dereven 1, Karačić 6, Dujshebaev 2, Cindrić 2, Čupić 3, Dibirov 2, Shishkarev 1, Borozan 1, Marsenić 4; 8.Nexe10226271 : 2848 Click to comment Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Most Americans think North Korea is a crazy place, led by a crazy man bent on global destruction. This view, of course, is almost completely wrong and explains in part why the current public discussion about what to do with a nuclear North Korea is so unsatisfying. Far from crazy, Kim Jong Un has been methodical and careful enough in advancing his nuclear and missile programs to suggest that he is deterred by America’s overwhelming military capabilities, and at the very least is not eager to spark a military conflict — at least not yet.But what does Kim think of the U.S.? If we are going to continue to rely, as we have for decades, on deterrence to prevent a major conflict on the Korean Peninsula, it helps to know both a little about who we are trying to deter and what our deterrence partner thinks about America. As a senior director in the Obama White House charged with coordinating nonproliferation policy, I thought about this question a lot as we tried to ensure our actions and words intended to influence North Korea would send the right deterrent and diplomatic messages to Pyongyang.After almost 30 years of efforts to prevent a nuclear North Korea, we have demonstrated some patterns; patterns that Kim relies on to guide his decision-making, just as we have come to rely on his patterns to inform ours. We began working to prevent a nuclear North Korea in the late 1980s, and since then five America presidents have tried without final success to achieve this goal. And, to be blunt, the picture these patterns paint is pretty disappointing. Here are a few key lessons we have to assume Kim lives by based on what we have said and done over the last three decades: * * *First, America wants a deal. The United States says it is unacceptable for us to have a nuclear weapon, but they seem to be accepting it. We are still here. After we were caught having lied about nuclear material production in the early 1990s, Washington imposed some sanctions, but then they cut a deal. After we cheated on that deal, America imposed some sanctions but came back in 2005 and again tried to cut a deal. After we tested nuclear weapons in 2006, America imposed some more sanctions, but still offered to talk. Even during the Obama years, America said they’d talk as long as we agreed it was about denuclearization. So, America wants a deal, and all we have to do is wait them out until we can get one we like. Our negotiating leverage goes up every day.Second, America says our isolation is getting worse, but more and more money keeps coming in. China keeps buying coal, our workers keep going to Africa and Asia and sending money home, our arms sales in Africa and elsewhere are bringing in big money. Yes, sanctions may hurt us here and there, but we are in much better shape than we were just a decade ago. So why stop now? China may have to approve some new sanctions now and again, but we have enough deals under the table to make it work.Third, America talks about military options, but they are not going to start a war with us. Not on purpose anyway. If they did not attack us when we didn’t have nuclear weapons and missile that could reach them, they are not going to do it now. The world’s largest economy is not going to risk it all to destroy little ol’ us. And South Koreans are rich. They won’t let the U.S. attack if it means their destruction. If we just keep pushing ahead step by step, we can continue to perfect our weapons systems and we can then start to think about that deal they seem to want so badly.Fourth, America is losing ground in the region. They can talk about a pivot to Asia all they want, but as time goes on, China gets stronger and South Korea and Japan are going to have to decide which side they are on. China is not going anywhere, and neither are we. Even if the long-term trend takes decades, we have time. China has made clear our collapse is a bigger concern than our provocations. We are only getting stronger as America loses ground to China and their alliances show more and more stress. If we can help that process along, so much the better.Lastly, if we give up our nuclear weapons we have nothing left. America cut a deal with Muammar Gaddafi to give up his weapons, and look at Libya now. Iraq’s Saddam Hussein actually stopped developing weapons, and they regime-changed him. With nuclear weapons, I control my destiny. Without them, I am toast. * * *Do we know Kim believes these things? No. I am guessing, albeit based on decades of experience watching the North Korean regime and worrying about its nuclear program. No high-ranking American has ever had a sustained conversation with North Korea’s leader. And between us, I am not taking Dennis Rodman’s word for anything. So perhaps Kim is cowering in his palace? Maybe he is just waiting for the right day to announce a forceful reunification with South Korea and bet that we don’t do anything to interfere. It would be good to find out. And that, as much as almost anything besides preventing miscommunication and miscalculation leading to war, seems as good reason as any to talk to the North sooner rather than later.An ICBM missile test is displayed on a screen in a public square in Pyongyang | Kim Won-Jin/AFP via Getty ImagesKim has learned plenty from us in his short life, and probably absorbed plenty of advice from his late father. He is likely to view Donald Trump much like his predecessors — as a president who doesn’t like North Korea’s nuclear capabilities but with few realistic options for stopping it. Maybe this new one talks louder, and might take more risks, but with a new, less pliable government in South Korea, the current trajectory looks a whole lot like the past. It’s too late to change these lessons, even if we were trying to do so. War with North Korea would be horrific. No sane person would provoke it. And despite the conventional view, Kim is not crazy. He actually seems to have read us pretty well, perhaps better than the current government realizes.Jon Wolfsthal is senior advisor to Global Zero and a fellow at Harvard University. He is the former special assistant to the president and senior director for nonproliferation and arms control at the Obama White House. He was the U.S. government’s on-site monitor at North Korea’s nuclear facility in 1995-96. Also On POLITICO Trump’s tough talk does little to deter North Korea By Jacqueline Klimas The Global Politico For all his fire and fury, Trump hasn’t changed much By Susan B. 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Every March, the famed Allman Brothers Band set up shop at the Beacon Theatre for an extended residency, typically playing around ten shows to the delight of older and younger fans alike. As the band enters its 45th year of music, founding member Gregg Allman is thrilled to have another opportunity to perform.In an interview with Rolling Stone, Allman showed his enthusiasm, saying that “going through the motions would be a real bore… We’re all still real into it.” They have scheduled ten concerts between March 7-22.The band is also planning to release some live concert footage in 2014, including February releases of Boston Common 8/17/71 and Play All Night: Live at the Beacon Theatre 1992. The August 1971 show is one of the last known performances by the divine slide guitarist, Duane Allman, who was killed in a motorcycle accident just two months later, on 10/29/71.They also plan to release a DVD, entitled Live at Great Woods, which captures the Allmans in 1991. While bassist Oteil Burbridge has left ABB for the Zac Brown Band, Gregg Allman is still incredibly enthusiastic for the upcoming Beacon run. “These last few years, we do the Beacon and then we do one month on the road in the summertime and that’s about it. And then everybody goes off to their own respective solo bands. It’s getting more seldom that we get together, you know? It makes you really look forward to it.”Tickets for the Allman Brothers Beacon shows go on sale at 10 AM (ET) on January 10th. The dates of the concerts are listed below:March 7, 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22.-David Melamed (@DMelamz)[Source: Rolling Stone]
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreThis bundle of joy certainly brought a lot of joy to her new sisters – so much so, that they couldn’t help but cry with happiness. Shane and Kasi Pruitt have always been keen on adoption; only two of their four children are biologically theirs.RELATED VIDEO: Dog Starts Tickling Baby to Stop the Crying, Adorable Gigglefest EnsuesSo when the parents started readying themselves for a third adoption, the family was anticipating a lengthy legal process. After 10 months of waiting, an adoption lawyer finally paired them with a 3-week-old baby girl.Two weeks ago, the Pruitts brought the baby back to their home in Rowlett, Texas to surprise their daughters with their new sister – and their reactions are priceless.(WATCH the video below)Click To Share The Sweet News With Your FriendsAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore
Notre Dame is launching a pilot program that will allow selected factories in China to manufacture University-licensed products, with the goal of determining if they can meet and maintain worker treatment standards, University President Fr. John Jenkins said in an email to students late Wednesday night.Annmarie Soller | The Observer In 2013, University Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves appointed a Worker Participation Committee (WPC) to review Notre Dame’s Licensing Code of Conduct due to an increasing frequency of interactions between the University and China, according to the website of the Office of the Executive Vice President. After two years of research and deliberation, the WPC issued a set of recommended changes to the University’s existing licensing policy. Jenkins approved these recommendations and directed the pilot program to begin, according to the email.According to Jenkin’s email, the University implemented a policy in 2001 that prohibited 11 countries, including China, from producing Notre Dame-licensed products. “The University’s decision at that time was bold, principled and widely applauded,” Jenkins said in the email. “It was hoped that Notre Dame’s action would encourage other institutions to follow, and that collectively pressure could be put on countries to reform their labor laws.”Jenkins said that since no other universities have adopted similar policies, and Notre Dame’s action had no discernable influence on the practices of nations that deny freedom of association, the WPC was created to reevaluate the University’s policy.“While still holding to the principle that freedom of association ought to be allowed and independent unions permitted, and recognizing that in the People’s Republic of China such rights are denied at the level of national laws and practices, the WPC considered whether there might be other criteria we should employ focused on the policies and practices of particular factories,” the email said.The committee worked with Verite, an internationally-recognized non-profit organization, to assess six selected Chinese factories using a list of 71 criteria. They proposed four specific recommendations, shared with the Notre Dame community at a public forum in September.“First, that Notre Dame undertake a pilot program with factories that met our standards to see if they sustain a standard of performance acceptable to Notre Dame, and we can confidently verify such performance,” the email said. In addition, the University will work with factories in the area that fell short of their standards to see “if they can improve to an acceptable level.”Notre Dame will also begin evaluating similar factories in other countries that currently manufacture Notre Dame-licensed products. “Even with the formal, legal right to form and join an independent union, worker participation may be below what is acceptable, and the University can use its leverage to encourage improvement. Moreover, the review of factories in different countries could establish a useful benchmark as we deliberate about acceptable standards.”The committee also recommended the University review and, as necessary, revise the current Licensing Code of Conduct to include a “a richer understanding of worker participation and, in general, that it reflects the best practices and the principles of Catholic social teaching.”Finally, the committee suggested the formation of a student subcommittee, in addition to continuing campus participation in the conversation.In response to calls to reject the recommendations, Jenkins analyzed the morality of the policy, concluding that Notre Dame’s actions would not support or sustain any form of injustice.“Participation allows us to affirm those factories that have high standards of worker participation, and to encourage other companies to meet these standards,” the email said. “Whether this in fact occurs is something about which a pilot program will give us valuable information.”According to the email, the pilot program ultimately seeks to promote the full set of workers’ rights recognized by Catholic social teaching at a global level.“I emphasize that this change in policy in no way signals a lessening of Notre Dame’s commitment to the full set of workers’ rights recognized by Catholic social teaching,” Jenkins said. “On the contrary, with the WPC, we are trying to develop a policy that is as effective as it can be in furthering the recognition of those rights around the world.”Tags: China, Father John Jenkins, Licensing, Worker Participation, Worker Participation Committee