Tech Prediction for 2014: A Battle Cry for Protected Storage

first_imgOrganizations buy storage infrastructure for one reason: meeting application service level objectives (SLOs). Applications look to storage for availability/accessibility, performance, and protection. While these functions may seem simple, a look at all of the different storage system and software offerings in the marketplace shows that it’s one of the most complex challenges for any data center.Most storage service level discussions begin with availability and performance. To meet those SLOs, teams deploy multiple storage personalities and configurations – high-performance block storage or scale-out object storage or raw, low-cost IOPs storage, etc. Then they consider protection.Protection is becoming exponentially more challenging to select and provision. Protection SLOs include a recovery point objective, a recovery time objective, version retention, and geographical redundancy. To try to meet the SLO, each storage array, hypervisor, and application offers multiple protection technologies (e.g., archival, backup, replication, clones, and snapshots). The result is a sprawling set of infrastructure configurations, which can be difficult and costly to manage, maintain, and adapt to the application environment.That’s why, in 2014, the storage market will begin the quest for SLO-Defined Storage with a real dragon to be slain around data protection. The answer won’t be a one-size-fits-all product, but a solution that configures the appropriate data protection mechanisms when setting up the primary storage.In 2014, customers will evaluate storage on how cost effectively their architectures deliver to their application SLOs across availability, performance, and protection.The battle cry will be: “I want to provision protected storage.”—More Tech Predictions for 2014SDx (Software-Defined Everything) by Amitabh Srivastava, President, Advanced Software DivisionSoftware-Defined in Two Architectures by Josh Kahn, Senior Vice President, Global Solutions MarketingBringing Hadoop to Your Big Data by Bill Richter, President, IsilonA Whole New World by CJ Desai, President, Emerging Technologies DivisionTargeting the Value Office to Transform IT Business by Rick Devenuti, President, Information Intelligence GroupIT’s Ability to Evolve Quickly by Vic Bhagat, Chief Information OfficerAs BYOD Matures, BYOI is Waiting in the Wings by Art Coviello, President, RSAService Orientation, Big Data Lakes, & Security Product Rationalization by Tom Roloff, Senior Vice President, Global Serviceslast_img read more

Young lawyers gather to share service projects

first_imgYoung lawyers gather to share service projects December 15, 2004 Assistant Editor Regular News Young lawyers gather to share service projects Melinda Melendez Assistant Editor Young lawyer groups from across the state gathered recently in Daytona Beach to share information about their local public service projects at the Young Lawyers Division’s annual Affiliate Outreach Conference.Members of the YLD board of governors, representatives from local young lawyer groups, and law students convened to exchange ideas and participate in three tracks of programming. One offered workshops on topics ranging from “How to Do a Bigger, Better Holidays in January Program and High School Mock Trial,” to expanding public service projects, to how to create program identification and execution. Young lawyer affiliates also could opt for a CLE track or attend presentations by affiliates competing for grants.“We have created these three tracks deliberately to make this the premier program for affiliates to come to,” said YLD board member Victoria Wu, who organized the event with fellow board member Alison Haskins. “A lot of our affiliates are new leaders. This may be the first conference when they hear that someone in Tallahassee is doing this, or someone in Sarasota is doing that; we should try that,” Wu said.YLD President Michael Faehner said he was extremely pleased with the high number of attendees and with the success of the event.While a main focus of the outreach program is the exchange of ideas, representatives from all over the state made presentations to compete for grant money to enhance their respective programs. Dade County Bar Association – Horizons Project. The winner of the top prize of $1,750 this year was the Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, whose Horizons project aims to expand the prospects of under-privileged, at-risk teenage girls in the areas of personal growth and career development.The Horizons project includes holding job and life skills seminars, securing summer internships for participants in the programs, and introducing the girls to young professionals who serve as role models.The program is run in conjunction with the PACE Center for Girls of Miami-Dade County. Each year approximately 15 young women participate in the program, and a comparable number of volunteers serve as mentors and organize the program’s events.Horizons holds approximately one event per month, including college tours, cultural events, mock interviews, and seminars ranging from time management skills to resume writing skills. Orange County Bar Association YLS- Compassion for the Homeless. A second place prize of $1,250 was awarded to the Orange County Bar Association – Compassion for the Homeless project. The goals of the project are to provide a service opportunity for young lawyers and to serve as an outreach program to the homeless community.Volunteers for the project will hold a short legal seminar where they will answer questions of interest to the homeless community, such as landlord tenant law and Social Security matters. Another goal of the program is to distribute daily essentials to participants and an ID holder containing contact numbers of public assistance facilities and service programs. Josiah T. Walls Bar Association – Tech for Tots & Street Law Program. Winner of the third place prize of $1,000, the Josiah T. Walls Bar Association Tech for Tots program utilizes modern technology in the Alachua County area to educate kids about their legal rights, as well as their civic duties. The Josiah T. Walls young lawyers, in partnership with LexisNexis, donated and installed six new computers and a printer to a small PreK-8 private school. The program provides a host school with new computer equipment and online access, while the school serves as a site to administer the Street Law Program, which focuses on teaching basic, practical skills in affordable housing, consumer debt, and estate planning. Clearwater Bar Association — Proactive Hurricane Relief. The President’s Award of $1,000 went to the Clearwater Bar Association’s Proactive Hurricane Relief project. Inspired by this season’s hurricane relief efforts, the Clearwater Bar’s YLD decided to implement a plan of action that was not reactive, but proactive. Proactive Hurricane Relief will hold seminars educating citizens in the Clearwater area about the steps necessary to prepare for the hurricane season. It is also the aim of Proactive Hurricane Relief to develop an infrastructure that will be ready to coordinate relief efforts when disaster strikes. The main goals of the project include increasing public awareness of services provided by The Florida Bar, increasing response time in the delivery of supplies to the hardest hit areas, and increasing YLD participation in the collection and distribution of supplies and in hurricane preparedness educational programming. Other Projects Seven other young lawyers groups gave presentations highlighting new and ongoing projects. Each was awarded $500. • Martin County Bar Association YLD – Lead the Way. Partnership with the American Red Cross Youth Leadership Program encourages young lawyers to develop mentoring relationships with high school aged volunteers of the Youth Leadership Program. • Palm Beach County Bar Association YLD – Easter/Passover Toy Distribution. Provides holiday gifts to seriously ill children in the Palm Beach County area. • Marion County Bar Association YLD – Facebook/Book Drive for Local Schools. Compilation and publication of a “facebook” features pictures and contact info for attorneys practicing in Marion County. Donations and proceeds from the “facebook” will be contributed to local public elementary schools to purchase books. • Sarasota County Bar Association YLD – Landlord/Tenant Workshop. Workshop addressed various landlord/tenant issues including dispute resolution, claim filing, and other matters subject to litigation. • Volusia County Bar Association YLD – Bowling for School Supplies. Fundraiser benefits local underprivileged children with the purchase of school supplies with proceeds from lane/shoe rental, food/beverage sale, and raffle ticket sale. • Hillsborough County Bar Association YLD – Migrant Farm Workers’ Project. Project provides attorney aid to migrant farm workers living or working in Hillsborough County. Aid includes ensuring appropriate compensation and protecting work visas. • T. J. Reddick Bar Association YLD – F.O.C.U.S. (Fostering Our Children’s Unique Success) While Bridging the Gap. The program deals with mentoring “cross-over” juveniles by helping them set personal, educational and professional goals, while incorporating the senior community and YLD participants as mentors.The grants were presented the final day of the program at an awards luncheon. In addition to their project presentations, affiliates also were given the opportunity to exchange service ideas at a round table discussion led by Florida Bar YLD board members Ronald Ponzoli and Jewel Cole. Affiliates were also invited to participate in the numerous workshops, CLE seminars, and social events scheduled.last_img read more

Vegan Chef Blends Passion With Artistry to Create Healthy Gourmet Cuisine

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Jay Astafa, one of the few vegan chefs on Long Island, glides around the kitchen at 3 Brothers Pizza Café in Farmingdale on a snowy afternoon, exuding a demeanor that suggests decades of experience.He shifts from the ingredient station to the grill, carefully scrutinizing his work, always mindful of his role in serving plant-based options to his growing customer base at the restaurant, which his father owns.Many of those patrons come as far away as Manhattan and Brooklyn, eager to pay the pricey Long Island Rail Road fare to visit the Farmingdale pizzeria, because Astafa, a lanky 20-year-old with a head of hair as unique as his culinary vision, belongs to a rare breed of chefs on LI.“More and more people are catching on,” Astafa says of the incredible following 3 Brothers has garnered since 2007 (he and his father launched the Farmingdale location last month after selling the original 3 Brothers, which is still in operation under new owners, in Rockville Centre) and the dramatic rise in popularity over the past five years of vegan food, the only cuisine Astafa deals in after eschewing meat and dairy products five years ago. Sixty-percent of 3 Brother’s customers are vegan.“When I became vegan, I became inspired to become a vegan chef,” he says, the aroma of freshly made pizzas wafting through the air. “I would go to my dad’s pizzeria to work there, and they didn’t have any vegan options, and I’m like, ‘Why don’t I just create it myself?’”Astafa became vegetarian at 14, turned vegan five months later, then quickly created a small vegan-only menu, a humble carte du jour compared to his current menu, which carries more than 50 vegan options—from eggplant rollatini and buffalo drumsticks to baked ziti and sausage and pepper heroes.Vegans, unlike vegetarians, abstain from any products originating from animals. So when Astafa cooks pizza or his popular mozzarella sticks, he uses tapioca mozzarella cheese by Daiya, a company that produces dozens of dairy-free products.“Most people have this conception that vegan food is bland, it’s tasteless, it’s boring,” he says. “But what I’m doing, it’s nothing like that.”Jay Astafa’s scallops, mozzarella sticks, macaroni and cheese and a plate of vegan cheese. (Photo by: Rashed Mian/Long Island Press)Now he’s taking five years of on-the-job training and his four-month education at the National Gourmet Institute in Manhattan to The Old Bowery Station in New York City on April 25 and 26, where he will be headlining a pop-up event for 150 people. Astafa, whose aspirations know no bounds, is confident he’ll be serving a packed room each day. As if that wasn’t enough, he’s also currently looking to open up his own restaurant—Jay’s Kitchen—at the end of the year.Astafa, who is intent on doing “something cutting-edge that people haven’t done before,” shows no sign of anxiety or trepidation, despite dreaming up such an ambitious venture at such a young age.“The idea just came to me,” he adds. “I didn’t really want to hold onto it.”Jennifer Greene, a loyal 3 Brothers patron and the organizer of Vegan Long Island, a meet-up group boasting more than 800 members, is confident that Astafa has the chops to make a name for himself specializing in a cuisine still foreign to many foodies.“I was always so excited to introduce other people to Jay’s cooking,” says the 45-year-old Bellport resident. “I knew it would turn on people to vegan cuisine.”Greene made the change to vegan a decade ago and has no regrets.“I used to think nothing of eating meat and animal products,” she says, “but when I learned more about the reality of where our food comes from, I started making choices and I’m glad to have kinder options.”“I’ve never been healthier,” she adds, “or happier.”John Cunningham, consumer research manager for The Vegetarian Resource Group, a nonprofit that educates the public on vegetarian and vegan issues, can also attest to a sea change in the way people consume food during the past decade.“I would say that the number of people that are explicitly vegan has definitely increased,” he says. “If you lump vegans and vegetarians together, the number has grown…from 1 percent to the neighborhood of 5 percent now.“The number of vegans as a portion of that is growing much faster,” he adds.People who exclusively eat vegan do so for many reasons, though their diet change is mostly due to their concern for animals and for personal health. But concern for the environment is quickly climbing up the list.In 2010, a United Nations report released by the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management found that agricultural production accounts for 70 percent of global freshwater consumption and 38 percent of total land use. Also, food production is to blame for 19 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, 60 percent of phosphorus and nitrogen pollution and 30 percent of toxic pollution in Europe.The report suggests that a shift away from animal-based proteins can have a positive impact on the planet.“In the case of food, rising affluence is triggering a shift in diets toward meat and dairy products—livestock now consumes much of the world’s crops and by inference a great deal of freshwater, fertilizers and pesticides linked with that crop production,” Ernst von Weizsaecker, co-chair of the panel, said in the report.Astafa went vegan for many of those reasons and admits there is some activism in the way he cooks. But vegan cuisine also allows him to think outside the box and create something that’s never been tried before.“If I can really give them a gourmet vegan meal, then my mission is done,” he says.Twitter: @jayastafaFacebook: Facebook.com/jayastafaFor tickets to Astafa’s pop-up, visit:  jaykitchenpopup.eventbrite.com. Tickets will be $95 for a seven-course menu.[The print version of this story states 3 Brothers had “moved” from Rockville Centre on March 8; this version reflects the Astafa’s launch of the Farmingdale location last month following their sale of the original Rockville Centre shop to new owners. The Rockville Centre location is currently open for business under different management.]last_img read more

State Police: Two people in critical condition after shots fired in Harpursville

first_img6:52 p.m. UPDATE: ——————————————————————————————— “On Friday night, June 19, New York State Police responded to an incident in Harpursville involving a Broome County employee. The incident is currently under investigation by New York State Police. Ourthoughts and prayers are with the family during this tragic time.” Authorities say Timothy J. Wilcox, 38, shot his estranged wife, Meghan M. Wilcox, 35, before shooting himself. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — New York State Police say a man shot and injured his wife and himself late Friday night in Harpursville. SUNDAY 3:37 p.m. UPDATE: The Broome County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the incident. T. Wilcox is a peace officer with the Broome County Security Division. ——————————————————————————————– In an official press release, it said: Police also say a 16-year-old boy was at the house during the shooting, but was not injured. M. Wilcox is now in critical condition at Wilson Hospital in Johnson City, and T. Wilcox has since been flown to Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse where he is also in critical condition. New York State Police say the investigation is ongoing. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — Broome County released this statement regarding the incident. HARPURSVILLE (WBNG) — As of Sunday, New York State Police say both people involved in the incident remain in critical condition.last_img read more

Israel redeploys spy agency to track virus cases as numbers rise

first_imgIsrael, with a population of around nine million, announced its first novel coronavirus case on February 21. Since then, it has confirmed more than 26,021 infections including 321 deaths, with 980 new cases in the past 24 hours.Use of the security agency’s phone-tracking abilities had been criticized by NGOs as an unjustified violation of privacy. Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman has also consistently urged cabinet to find an alternative. Israel’s parliament passed a law Wednesday enabling the government to use its domestic security agency to track coronavirus infections, as case numbers surged again after a lull.The law, passed on the third and final reading by 53-38, limits the use of the Shin Bet’s surveillance technologies to three weeks and to cases “in which an epidemiological investigation cannot be completed otherwise”.The government had approved a similar measure in mid-March at the height of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak, only to have it blocked by Israel’s top court pending new legislation. Topics :center_img The measure, the details of which were kept secret, was then challenged in Israel’s top court, which ruled that it must be formalized in law or dropped.The government initially chose not to push forward with legislation and the measure was discontinued on June 10 as infection rates dropped.But after nearly a month of growing infection numbers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tabled a bill last week, with a team of ministers appointed to oversee the measure and evaluate its necessity.Zvi Hauser, chairman of the parliament’s foreign and defense committee, which prepared the bill for its second and third readings, said ahead of the final vote that “unfortunately” there was currently “no civilian alternative”.last_img read more

Spectrum begins new Barents Sea seismic survey

first_imgMulti-client seismic data specialist Spectrum has started the acquisition of a new seismic survey of areas available in the ongoing Norwegian 24th licensing round.Spectrum said on Wednesday that the new Norsel High 3D acquisition comprises of at least 1,600 square kilometers, covering four blocks that are included in the round.Data is being acquired by survey partner Sovcomflot (SCF) using its high capacity vessel Ivan Gubkin, formerly known as the Polarcus Amani, with a triple source configuration and a Q-marine acquisition system.“Utilizing these latest acquisition technologies combined with broadband processing will ensure optimal imaging of several large structural closures at the Jurassic and Triassic levels partially identified in the area from existing Spectrum data,” said Spectrum.The company added that the program further includes 3D broadband reprocessing of 2,000 square kilometers of neighboring 3D Spectrum data that cover an additional six blocks included in the 24th licensing round.Merging the newly acquired survey with the existing two datasets through a modern broadband processing sequence will result in a single contiguous, conformable dataset of 3,600 square kilometers covering ten prospective blocks.According to Spectrum, a high quality fast-track 3D volume will be created for delivery before the end of August 2017 allowing sufficient time for evaluation of the area prior to the application deadline of the round on November 30.Further interim Pre-Stack Time Migrated data will be made available in time for application revision prior to November. Pre-Stack Depth Migration will be optional following round block award.last_img read more

Three arrested for OWI in Jennings County

first_imgNorth Vernon, IN—Saturday, Jennings County Dispatch received a call stating a female had rolled her vehicle on US 50 in the area of County Road 900 W. The driver, Devan Whitaker (26 of Seymour), was uninjured, however, the deputy allegedly detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage. Further investigation revealed that Whitaker was nearly twice the legal limit.While on the scene of the crash, her boyfriend, Jerry Hill (27 of North Vernon) arrived hoping to take her home, however, due to her level of intoxication she was transported to the Jennings County Sheriff’s Office for a certified chemical test.After getting Whitaker booked into the jail, the deputy went to speak with the boyfriend to advise him that Whitaker had been placed under arrest for OWI. At that time the deputy allegedly detected the odor of alcohol on Hill, who had just driven to the sheriff’s office. Further investigation revealed that hill was also well above the legal limit of .08. Hill was then taken into custody and booked into the Jennings County Jail for OWI.Later that evening, dispatch received a call in reference to a traffic accident in Muscatatuck County Park involving two vehicles. A deputy arrived on scene and through his investigation, determined that one of the drivers, James Durbin (49 of Whiteland), was also under the influence of alcohol. After certified testing, Durbin was placed under arrest and transported to the Jennings County Jail.All three were charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Intoxicated with a BAC > 0.08.last_img read more

Boss aims to banish negativity

first_imgFulham manager Rene Meulensteen is confident his side can avoid any more ‘waves of negativity’ and stop the rot in their battle to stay in the Barclays Premier League. The Cottagers went down 2-0 at leaders Arsenal on Saturday when Santi Cazorla fired in two quick second-half goals to break what had been a resolute defensive display. Meulensteen is determined to find the positives from an overall improved performance following on from a 6-0 capitulation at Hull and last weekend’s 4-1 home reverse by Sunderland. “We are starting to look more solid, and that is our way forward,” said the Dutchman. “It gives confidence to the whole team, a feeling that we are more solid and that it is harder for opponents to break us down. “We just need to make sure that one goal conceded does not create a ripple effect, which then creates a wave of negativity, we switch off for one split-second and all the hard work is undone.” Meulensteen added: “We focus on improving performances – making sure that we are defensively more solid, because we strongly believe that if we get more clean sheets, that will eventually keep us up. “We have enough quality to win other games and to create chances to score.” Fulham are just a point above the drop zone, but also only five points off 10th place in a congested bottom half. “I am quite happy that there are lots of teams involved, it is going to be one of the most exciting leagues in years,” Meulensteen said. “A good result can get you three or four places up the table, and then a bad one can put you right back in it.” Captain Brede Hangeland, now recovered from a back problem which needed surgery, feels Fulham can produce what is needed to pull clear of trouble. “At times we have struggled with the balance between defence and attack, and as a consequence of that we have played some good games, but got thoroughly beaten even though we played well which is hard to take,” he said. “We need to find that solidity which we did have at times against Arsenal and then spice that up with some good play going forwards.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Confed Cup: Germany Beats Mexico 4-1 to Set up Chile Final

first_imgLeon Goretzka scored twice in the opening eight minutes as Germany defeated Mexico 4-1 in Sochi to join Chile in the Confederations Cup final last night.The Schalke midfielder swept home a Benjamin Henrichs pass from 20 yards and then slotted home from Timo Werner’s through ball.Werner then tapped home Jonas Hector’s pass to increase Germany’s lead.Marco Fabian scored a brilliant 35-yard strike for Mexico, before Amin Younes added a fourth for Germany.Mexico had plenty of chances to come back into the game at 2-0 down but squandered them. Fabian’s stunner came too late to threaten a comeback, although there was a chaotic ending with several chances at both ends.While Germany go onto Sunday’s final in St Petersburg, Mexico face Portugal in a third-fourth play-off earlier that day.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Upcoming: Spring Fling Fundraiser

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisEvery year, the Thunder Bay Folk Society hosts their Spring Fling fundraiser. It’s a mini music festival that families and members of the community can enjoy.With a total of twelve different bands, prizes, food, and even free activities for the kids–there’s a lot to look forward too.“It’s a great family event, bring your children, dance, kick your shoes off- dance and have fun, even the children enjoy it.” Said Nichola Cornelius, TBFS board member. “I mean bring your families out it’s something to do in the community, its for the community…we need more like this I believe…music, laughter, fun.”Tickets are ten dollars at the door with 16 and under free. The event will take place this Saturday at the VFW from noon until midnight.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Allor Hosts “Coffee Hour” In Tawas CityNext Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Earth Day Bag Projectlast_img read more