Top 14: French rugby crying out for O’Gara’s expertise

first_img Perfect 10: O’Gara arrives in Paris this weekend, to start his new role as kicking coach at Racing MétroBy Gavin MortimerRONAN O’GARA arrives in Paris this coming weekend to begin his post-playing career as kicking coach for Racing Métro. The Ireland and Munster legend, who scored 1083 points in 130 international appearances, has been hired by the Parisian club to work alongside coaches Laurent Labit and Laurent Travers. It’s an all-new coaching team at Racing and owner Jackie Lorenzetti will be hoping the triumvirate can finally turn his team into Top 14 title contenders.Lion man: Jenkins watches Leigh Halfpenny line up a kick If all goes well for O’Gara, and he shows the same diligence and determination as a coach that he did as a player, it will likely be the first step on a path that will end with him coaching Ireland. Before then, however, O’Gara might have a thing or two to teach the French about goalkicking. At Racing he’ll be working predominantly with Johnny Sexton, his old rival for the Ireland fly-half shirt. But it’s France’s fly-halves who could do with some coaching tips from one of the game’s greatest ever kickers.One of the more curious statistics in international rugby concerns the individual record points scorer. Top of the tree is New Zealand’s Dan Carter. Last Saturday against France, the Kiwi fly-half scored his 1,399th point in Test rugby on his 95th appearance. Carter is now comfortably clear of Jonny Wilkinson, the former England and Lions star having racked up 1246 points in his 97 Tests. Third is Welshman Neil Jenkins (currently in Australia as the Lions kicking coach) on 1090, just seven more than O’Gara managed.A Kiwi, an Englishman, a Welshman and an Irishman. Fifth on the list is an Italian, Diego Dominguez, while Wallaby great Michael Lynagh and South Africa’s Percy Montgomery also make the top ten of target men.But where is the highest placed Frenchman? Not in the top ten, nor in the top twenty, not even in the top thirty. To find France’s record points scorer one has to trawl all the way down to Christophe Lamaison in 33rd spot. The former Brive fly-half scored 380 points in his 37 Test matches, seven more than Dimitri Yachvili managed, and thirteen more than Thierry Lacroix. not for featured Curtains: Michalak did not enjoy France’s summer tourIt’s an astonishing statistic. That one of the major powers in the world game has never possessed a world-class goalkicker, a player they could rely on to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Every other of the so-called ‘Big Ten’ have managed it, so too have Fiji (Nicky Little, 670 points), Canada (James Pritchard, 500 points) and even Georgia can brag about the 435 points scored by Merab Kvirikashvili. But France…Their deficiency in the goalkicking department was never more evident than during Saturday’s third Test defeat to New Zealand. The French lost 24-9 but the scoreline flattered the Kiwis who were under the cosh for much of the first half. Twice France were awarded kickable penalties but scrum-half Jean-Marc Doussain missed them both.The previous week in the second Test, Frederic Michalak had skewed an early sitter, a kick that had it gone over might have settled French nerves. Instead it added to the visitors’ apprehension and they ended up on the wrong end of a 30-0 thrashing. Michalak, by the way, unlikely ever to play international rugby again after his disastrous display in the second Test, has totted up 362 points over the course of his 66 Tests. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The player many French supporters see as the long-term successor to Michalak is Bordeaux-Begles’ Camille Lopez. The 24-year-old made a decent fist of his debut in the first Test against New Zealand, only to be unceremoniously dumped from the side for the second Test in favour of Michalak. Lopez is that rare thing in France, a goal-kicking fly-half. In last season’s Top 14 he finished fifth in the points-scoring list with 232 from 18 starts, a tidy return for a player whose club only narrowly avoided relegation.If France have serious aspirations about winning the World Cup in two years time, it might be an idea for the FFR to bring Lopez and O’Gara together, and give France a goal-kicker to be proud of.last_img read more

Marking the 40th anniversary of General Convention’s approval of women’s…

first_imgMarking the 40th anniversary of General Convention’s approval of women’s ordination Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Albany, NY Curate Diocese of Nebraska This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Washington, DC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel General Convention, Submit an Event Listing Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags At the 1976 General Convention in Minneapolis, diocesan representatives came forward during the United Thank Offering Eucharist to present their offering for the year. It was the largest sum in history: $1,628,001.12. 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White/Episcopal News Service[Episcopal News Service] Forty years ago on Sept. 16, 1976, the General Convention officially opened the Episcopal Church’s ranks of priests and bishops to women.When the House of Bishops was reminded of the anniversary at the opening of its Sept. 16 session in Detroit, Michigan, the bishops responded with a sustained standing ovation.An interactive timeline of the history of women’s ordination in the Anglican Communion is here.Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the convention added a new section to the church’s ordination canons that read: “The provisions of these canons for the admission of Candidates, and for the Ordination to the three Orders: Bishops, Priests and Deacons shall be equally applicable to men and women.” (Women were eligible to become deaconesses since 1889 and deacons since 1970.)Then on Sept. 21, while the church was still meeting in General Convention, the House of Bishops said that the 15  women who had been “irregularly” ordained in the two years before the 1976 action did not have to be re-ordained. Eleven women were ordained at Church of the Advocate Philadelphia on June 14, 1974, and four women were ordained Sept. 7, 1975, at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.The Rev. Jacqueline Means, the first woman to become a priest in the Episcopal Church under the provisions of a new canon adopted by the General Convention in 1976.  Here she is congratulated by Bishop Donald J. Davis of Erie after the ceremony on Jan. 1, 1977, at All Saints Episcopal Church in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo: Wide World Photos/via Episcopal ArchivesOn the last day of the 1976 convention, ENS reported that the bishops and deputies had dealt with “the most controversial and potentially explosive issues to come before the supreme legislative body of the church since the very first such meeting in 1785.” The issues included not only women’s ordination but also a complete and historic revision of the 1928 Book Of Common Prayer into the version still being used today.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, told the opening session of the House of Bishops’ Sept. 15-20 meeting in Detroit, Michigan, that she remembers “sitting in the bleachers in the House of Deputies, holding my breath and waiting for President John Coburn to announce the results of the vote by orders” on the resolution. Bishops had approved the canonical change the day before.“I was in my final year of seminary when that historic vote took place, and the way it has changed the church is really quite incredible in the last four decades, and it also has shaped me and my ministry,” she told the bishops, who gave her a standing ovation when Presiding Bishop Michael Curry introduced her.Jennings said she thought it was fitting that on the afternoon of the 40th anniversary the bishops will hear from former Sen. John Danforth (D-Missouri), an Episcopal priest, about ministry in the public square. Jennings will be part of a subsequent panel discussion on the subject along with Danforth; Bishop of Washington Mariann Budde; and the Rev. Kim Jackson, chaplain at the Absalom Jones Episcopal Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Curry will moderate the panel.“I believe that the Episcopal Church’s commitment to gender equality is essential to our ministry in the public square, and I think those of us who are committed to that goal need to be sure we are focused clearly on the church as it is today, not the church as it was on Sept. 16, 1976,” she said.As the first ordained woman to be elected president of the House of Deputies Jennings said she has a sense of the institutional barriers in the way of ordained women, but she cautioned that “when women are elected or chosen, the work has only just begun.”When the Episcopal Church “truly answer[s] the call to gender equality, we will strive on behalf of all women in our churches and communities,” she said.An essay by Jennings marking the anniversary is due to be posted on the House of Deputies website today. A series of essays by other writers will follow over the next few weeks.– The Rev. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem September 17, 2016 at 7:09 pm In my humble opinion this is the most extraordinary event in modern church history. Life changing for the western church. How honored was I to share in the richness of the vote after years of being separated out due to my gender. Thank you to my friends and colleagues who made this happen and continue to make acceptance of women priests happen. The door is open and God holds our hands and hearts as we journey down a road that has at times been rough indeed. Grace will see us through. 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Strong wind blows London Irish restart kick backwards

first_imgMonday Dec 23, 2013 Strong wind blows London Irish restart kick backwards Sale Sharks beat London Irish 15-3 in the Aviva Premiership on Friday night, and this moment pretty much summed up the evening for the Exiles. Danny Cipriani starred for Sale as he set up a try and kicked a conversion and penalty in poor conditions. The weather played it’s part with this London Irish restart, as the ball was kicked off but went straight up and backwards by a few meters. A few months back we saw a similar thing in New Zealand as wind blew a kick back way over the dead ball line.This wasn’t quite that bad, but was an amusing example of how not to play the conditions.It was Sale’s fifth league win of the season, and London Irish’s eighth defeat. Things got worse for the Exiles today as news spread that James O’Connor will be moving to Toulon next season. If reports are indeed correct, he will link up with other former Wallabies Drew Mitchell and Matt Giteau.View more strange kicks where wind played their part in the Related Posts belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… 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 TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart 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

Bust the filibuster! Pass the PRO Act!

first_imgOn March 9 the House of Representatives passed the Protect the Right to Organize Act, the most sweeping amendment to the 1935 National Labor Relations Act since the notorious, union-busting Taft-Hartley Act of 1947. Unions are now demanding the Senate pass the PRO Act, which undoes parts of Taft-Hartley and strengthens the legal right to unionize. The legislation is comprehensive compared to the more narrowly focused 1995 “anti-scab” bill, or the 2007 Employee Free Choice Act, both of which Congress failed to pass.The PRO Act includes a ban on permanently replacing strikers. The fear that someone who crosses your picket line will be hired in your place, leaving you without employment, is a major deterrent to utilizing the strike weapon when bosses demand concessions. Current labor law only outlaws permanent replacements when the strike is called over an Unfair Labor Practice.The most important provision  of the EFCA was that it allowed unions to win recognition through “card check” — meaning if a majority of workers at a given workplace (or unit within it) sign cards authorizing a union to represent them, they don’t have to go through a National Labor Relations Board-supervised election. PRO takes a step back from EFCA in this regard. But PRO stipulates if a union loses an election due to proven company interference, and a majority of workers have signed cards, the union wins on the basis of a card check.This is huge! If the PRO Act were to be passed before voting at the Alabama Amazon warehouse ended, and Amazon’s proven illegal union-busting tactics caused the union to lose the vote, the company would still have to recognize the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union!Filibustering away workers’ rightsThere are many strengths and weaknesses in PRO, but a review of both the highlights and lowlights makes it clear that its passage would be a big win for the labor movement. Union membership could shoot upward from its current historic low point of just over 10% of the U.S. working class. This happened in the 1930s after the 1935 National Labor Relations Act — the Wagner Act — codified the legal right of workers to organize and bargain collectively.Right now PRO’s chance of passing in the Senate seems slim-to-none. This is because of an enshrined antidemocratic practice known as the filibuster. It basically allows the minority party — in this case the Republicans, none of whom voted for the inadequate “stimulus” bill even with the minimum wage hike yanked out — to block passage of progressive legislation that can’t get a supermajority of 60 votes in favor.The Senate is often referred to as a “millionaires club”; senators’ class allegiance is to capital, not labor. Now a much needed bill — one President Joe Biden has pledged to sign and that, as its name says, protects the right to organize — faces defeat if the Democrats cannot get enough Republican senators to vote with them. Essentially, the First Amendment rights of organized labor are being trampled — you could say Trumped — by way of the Senate’s standard operating procedure.Devil in the details“Captive audience” meetings — where workers are forced to listen to anti-union propaganda, as they have had to do at Amazon and previously at Walmart, Volkswagen, Nissan and other corporations too numerous to mention — are explicitly banned by the PRO Act. “Offensive lockouts,” imposed when workers won’t agree to concessionary contracts, are illegal. For the first time since 1935, there would be actual financial penalties for egregious union-busting acts, such as firing or disciplining workers for organizing. These fines amount to pocket change for huge corporations like Amazon. But they might deter union busting at a small upstart auto parts company, or at a private liberal arts college like Kenyon College where student workers are currently on strike.There is also an important provision that applies the law’s protections regardless of a worker’s immigration status.With the passage of PRO, Taft-Hartley would be undermined, including its blessing of the so-called “right-to-work” laws that spread like wildfire throughout the Jim Crow South. These state laws weaken unions by making it illegal to have a closed shop, where every worker under union contract must be a union member. They prohibit “fair share” fees charged to nonmembers, who the union is still legally required to represent and who benefit from what the union negotiates. PRO restores the right to charge fair share fees in states unions call “right-to-work-for-less,” which now number 28. Many nonunion workers will join the union once they have to pay for representation. But an open shop is still permissible.“Secondary” strikes and boycotts are again legal under PRO. For over six decades, Taft-Hartley has hamstrung unions by banning these tactics — such as boycotting a store that sells strikebreaker-produced merchandise, or a strike by workers in a plant to keep out parts made at a strikebound factory.However, Taft-Hartley language and state laws used to block mass picketing, and allow court injunctions limiting the number of picketers during a strike, are left intact. That makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to stop someone from crossing a picket line — moral appeals are often inadequate! Nor does PRO return to workers the right to engage in sit-down strikes, even when the boss deliberately engages in illegal union busting.Racism and U.S. labor lawOne of the most important deficiencies of the Wagner Act was who it excluded: agricultural workers, domestic workers, public sector workers and others, many of whom are workers of color. This historic and racist denial of rights to oppressed workers remains unaddressed in the PRO Act — which also leaves many gig workers unprotected.Nevertheless, the PRO Act could stimulate a resurgence in militant, anti-racist unionism, especially where it is most needed: in the South, where union density is the lowest and where white supremacy is used to keep Black workers down and the whole working class divided. This is where, historically, “right-to-work” was used as a club against unions that fought racist segregation on and off the job; the laws’ early proponents made open appeals to backward racist attitudes.“Unions benefit all workers, but especially women and workers of color,” said Rep. Nikema Williams, a Georgia Democrat who cosponsored the PRO Act. (Portside, March 11)Now Black workers in Bessemer, Ala., are showing the way forward with their drive for union recognition. Their fight has inspired workers all over the world, with demonstrations and other expressions of solidarity springing up across the country and outside the U.S. With or without Congressional action, a win in Bessemer would be a huge boost to class struggles everywhere.Class solidarity vs. the filibusterIt’s certainly possible for Senate Democrats to introduce motions to do away with the antidemocratic filibuster that now stands in the way of the fundamental human right to have a union. But what will it take to force the Senators’ hands?There is a lesson from the 1930s. Then a big section of the ruling class wanted to overturn the Wagner Act. The case of National Labor Relations Board v. Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. This court was so conservative that President Franklin D. Roosevelt was considering increasing the number of justices to create a more liberal majority.But the year was 1937, the year when the Detroit News moaned that sit-down strikes were “replacing baseball as the national pastime.” There were over 500 workplace occupations. Cooler heads within the ruling class knew they had to make some concessions to buy class peace. The Supreme Court upheld the Wagner Act. It is only by escalating the class struggle that working-class and oppressed people can break the capitalist filibuster and force the Senate to pass the PRO act. Whatever Congress does, the workers, who want and need unions, will ultimately be the force that protects the right to organize. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Irrigators Use App to Control Pivots

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter Irrigators Use App to Control Pivots Facebook Twitter Not only will the system notify growers if there is a problem, it gives them remote control over their entire system, “One of the things most farmers want to monitor is how is their system running.  We can show them if the system is operating and even what their flow rate is.” In addition, DeSalle told HAT that the app can show exactly where the pivot is in a field, “We have a map that will show the direction the pivot is pointing and what area of the field is being covered.”  He added this kind of real time information is very important during the critical pollination period. Home Indiana Agriculture News Irrigators Use App to Control Pivots The technology can also prevent copper thieves from vandalizing the system. Julie Stark with Net Irrigate says there have been more than 30 arrests already this year because of the system, “Pivot irrigation systems have become a target of these burglars. They will vandalize a system to get a few hundred dollars worth of copper wire, but the damage will cost the farmer tens of thousands of dollars in damage.” A vandalized system can also cause crop damage and reduced yields.  She said the monitoring will work even when the irrigation system is shut down. Irrigators Use App to Control Pivots Previous articleLower Corn Prices in Near FutureNext articleIndiana State Fair gets Popping in Just Two Weeks Gary Truitt Irrigation systems are complex, expensive, and extremely critical for crop development this time of year.  Monitoring and controlling these systems just got easier with technology from a company in Bloomington, IN. Edward DeSalle with Net Irrigate says their app called WireRat® lets growers control their center pivots right from their Smartphones, “With that app you can get notifications about your system and its operation.” He said both farmers and dealers find this feature extremely helpful in monitoring the status and operation of their pivots. By Gary Truitt – Jul 18, 2013 SHARE Net Irrigate’s CDMA unit that works on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE NetworkNet Irrigate, LLC was founded in 2005 in Southern Indiana. The first business plan was hatched by two students who were pursuing their MBA degree fulltime at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Their respective backgrounds in agriculture, finance, software, and industrial automation led to the creation of technology which addresses the environmental, political, social, and economic issues related to rising farming costs and diminishing water resources.  The company was recently featured at a Verizon Wireless conference on wireless communication and machine-to-machine communication.last_img read more

Soccer wins final regular season match

first_imgTwitter High school hoops: FWCD falls, Paschal and Arlington Heights win nail-biters Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award High school hoops: Paschal and FWCD fall, Arlington Heights wins road tilt Linkedin ReddIt Previous article‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’ promotes domestic violence awarenessNext articleA week to forget: Horned Frogs fall to Jayhawks for first time in 21 years Nick Stephens RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Facebook Messiah Bright finds space against a Baylor defender on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ High school hoops: Paschal and Arlington Heights win, struggles continue for Country Day TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello ReddIt Nick Stephens Facebook Nick is a senior journalism student from Cleveland, Ohio. He covers the TCU soccer team for TCU 360. Nick is an honors student and is minoring in music. Twitter Linkedin High school hoops: Arlington Heights and Country Day lose, Paschal survives printMessiah Bright finds space against a Baylor defender on September 28, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.A late game-winning goal gave TCU soccer a 3-2 victory Thursday over Oklahoma State in their final match of the regular season.The win was the third in a row for the Horned Frogs and gives them confidence heading into the Big 12 tournament.“We showed our character today,” said TCU head coach Eric Bell. “I thought in some tough times, we battled and fought to figure out a way to score goals.”Those tough times for the Frogs began in the seventh minute when Oklahoma State opened the scoring. Taylor Olson played a cross into Grace Yochum, who slid in and finished at the far post.Kayla Hill steps up and slots home a penalty kick against Pittsburgh on August 30, 2018. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.The score remained 1-0 until early in the second half when a 55th-minute corner kick from McKenzie Oliver caused some trouble. Karitas Tomasdottir hit the crossbar with the ensuing header, but the rebound fell right to Kayla Hill, who tapped it in to equalize.TCU took the lead in the 71st minute when Tayla Christensen received a pass from Yazmeen Ryan and finished for the first goal of her career.However, their lead was short-lived– Oklahoma State’s Rachel VanFossen was left unmarked in the 77th minute and found space to tie the match.The game-winner came in the 83rd minute when TCU’s Maddy Warren beat a defender and put a shot on goal. It was saved, but the deflection fell to Messiah Bright, who finished the chance for her fifth goal of the season.Where did she come from?! Messiah Bright cleans up the rebound for her fifth goal of the season! #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/dYndJckw1C— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) October 26, 2018“This is a hard place to come in and play, and it’s always been that way,” Bell said. “Oklahoma State is a good team and I’m happy that we were able to come away with a win.”The win concludes the regular season for TCU. The Horned Frogs finished with a 12-4-2 record overall and went 5-3-1 in Big 12 play, resulting in a fourth-place finish.Next up for TCU is the Big 12 tournament, which begins Sunday. The Frogs will kick off the quarterfinals with a rematch against Texas Tech. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. in Kansas City. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/ Nick Stephenshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/nick-stephens/last_img read more

DataStax Delivers Scale-Out Enterprise Event Streaming for Modern Data Apps

first_img Pinterest Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– DataStax today announced the acquisition of Kesque, a cloud messaging service fully managed and powered by Apache Pulsar, to accelerate delivering open-source, scale-out, cloud-native enterprise event streaming for modern data apps. DataStax also announced the general availability of DataStax Luna Streaming, a production-ready, open-source distribution and support subscription for Apache Pulsar. Apache Pulsar is a cloud-native, distributed event streaming platform that can manage hundreds of billions of events per day, providing API compatibility with Apache Kafka. With the Kesque acquisition, DataStax enables technology leaders to deliver modern data apps with infinite scalability, accelerated developer velocity, and elastic, serverless cloud economics. “We’ve been partnering with enterprises using distributed data at scale for over a decade and understand their requirements,” said Chet Kapoor, Chairman and CEO at DataStax. “There is a strong demand for a database as powerful as Cassandra coupled with scale-out event streaming – both halves of an enterprise data architecture. We are excited to innovate beyond the database and support enterprises with both world-class streaming and database technologies to power modern data apps.” “Organizations begin to adopt event streaming when they realize how widely distributed their processes, systems and data have become, how much broader their ecosystems are, the speed at which they must now operate to compete and how critical it is to collect and correlate massively distributed data at high speeds,” according to Maureen Fleming, IDC’s program vice president for intelligent process automation. “It’s fair to think about event streaming as a superglue for transformation.” “Pulsar is designed to handle fast, high-scale data streaming requirements. We are excited to see the Pulsar community continue to grow with companies like DataStax introducing support subscriptions and contributing to the Apache Pulsar community,” said Sendur Sellakumar, Chief Product Officer, Splunk. Introducing DataStax Luna Streaming Luna Streaming is a ‘subscription-to-success’ with Apache Pulsar service that includes both a free, production-ready distribution of Apache Pulsar and optional subscription tiers for enterprise support and expertise from DataStax. The new SLA and SLO-backed subscription provides enterprises with access to a dedicated staff of highly skilled support engineers, who are experts at operating distributed Apache Pulsar clusters at scale. Collaborating with the Apache Pulsar Community The Apache Pulsar project meets the needs of real-time event streaming use-cases required by modern data apps, including data pipelines, microservices, and stream processing. Its cloud-native architecture and built-in multi-tenancy differentiate it from its predecessors and position it as an enterprise-ready, event streaming platform. Apache Pulsar is used by organizations, such as: Verizon Media, Yahoo, Tencent, Nutanix, and Splunk Inc. Hear What Enterprises and Partners Have to Say: Liquid Analytics drives real-time decisions across Finance, Sales, Marketing, and HR organizations through its AI-based platform, Liquid Decisions. “Our job is to help companies make complex and measurable decisions by mining the data that defines their business. Our work with DataStax enables us to unlock the power of data and event streaming on a global scale. With DataStax, Liquid Decisions will provide customers secure, real-time decisions. Together, Liquid Analytics and DataStax enable customers to respond to business changes faster than ever before.” – Vish Canaran, Data Science Officer, Liquid Analytics Persistent Systems is a global solutions company delivering digital business acceleration, enterprise modernization and digital product engineering. “Our customers are looking for a reliable, cloud-native, distributed event streaming platform for successful app modernization. Streaming with Apache Pulsar simplifies and accelerates app modernization for enterprises by offering enterprise-grade support. We are working with DataStax to bring this to all our clients as they accelerate their modernization journey.” – Sandeep Kalra, CEO, Member of the Board, Persistent Systems Click-to-Tweet: Welcome Event Streaming! @DataStax enters the #eventstreaming category to accelerate streaming data at global-scale. Learn the full power of @apache—pulsar + @cassandra #modern #data #apps https://dtsx.io/3t2cslM Resources Luna Streaming: Enterprise Support for Apache Pulsar DataStax Blog:Data, Data Everywhere: Bringing Together the High Performance Stack for Distributed Data DataStax Blog:Four Reasons Why Apache Pulsar is Essential to the Modern Data Stack Kesque Blog:Kesque + DataStax = The Ultimate Customer Experience RedMonk Video Conversation with Ed Anuff:The Intersection of Application Development and Databases in 2021 Webinar:Apache Kafka or Apache Pulsar For Scale-out Event Streaming? Workshop:Bring Streaming to Cassandra with Apache Pulsar About DataStax DataStax is the open, multi-cloud stack for modern data apps. DataStax gives enterprises the freedom of choice, simplicity, and true cloud economics to deploy massive data, delivered via APIs, powering rich interactions on multi-cloud, open source and Kubernetes. DataStax is built on proven Apache Cassandra™, Apache Pulsar™ streaming, and the Stargate open source API platform. DataStax Astra is the new stack for modern data apps as-a-service, built on the scale-out, cloud-native, open source K8ssandra. DataStax powers modern data apps for 500 of the world’s most demanding enterprises including The Home Depot, T-Mobile, Intuit and half of the Fortune 100. © 2021 DataStax, All Rights Reserved. DataStax is a registered trademark of DataStax, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Apache, Apache Cassandra, Cassandra, Apache Pulsar, Pulsar and Apache Kafka are either registered trademarks or trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation or its subsidiaries in Canada, the United States, and/or other countries. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005242/en/ CONTACT: Francisca Fanucchi Public Relations DataStax +1 415-299-1558 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: DataStax, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 08:05 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 08:05 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005242/en Local NewsBusiness WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Facebook DataStax Delivers Scale-Out Enterprise Event Streaming for Modern Data Apps TAGS  Twitter Previous articleKeyavi DataTM Champions Data Privacy Day by Sharing GDPR White PaperNext articleHead-to-Head Study Shows Guardant360 Liquid Biopsy Outperforms Tissue Biopsy for Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer with Similar Outcomes Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Allahabad HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Plight Of Minor Girls Forced To Trade Bodies During Lockdown In UP’s Chitrakoot [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad HC Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Plight Of Minor Girls Forced To Trade Bodies During Lockdown In UP’s Chitrakoot [Read Order] Akshita Saxena24 July 2020 4:11 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of plight of minor girls in UP’s Chitrakoot, allegedly being forced to “trade off” their bodies to survive the lockdown induced financial crisis. The bench comprised of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh has issued notices to the District Magistrate and Chairman, District Legal…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday took suo moto cognizance of plight of minor girls in UP’s Chitrakoot, allegedly being forced to “trade off” their bodies to survive the lockdown induced financial crisis. The bench comprised of Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh has issued notices to the District Magistrate and Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Chitrakoot, based on a letter petition sent by Supreme Court Advocate Dr. Abhishek Atrey. Dr. Atrey had written to the Chief Justice based on certain news reports that minor girls from poor tribal families in Chitrakoot were forced to work in illegal mines for their survival during the lockdown. As reported by India Today, minor girls from poor tribal families are forced to work in illegal mines for survival but the contractors and middlemen don’t pay their wages easily. These girls are forced to trade off their bodies in exchange for their meager wages. Considering the “seriousness” of allegations leveled, including violation of provisions of Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986, the Court has asked the District Magistrate and DLSA, Chitrakoot, to inquire into the entire matter and submit their separate reports by July 28, 2020. Case Details: Case Title: Suo Moto v. State of UP Case No.: PIL No. 722/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saumitra Dayal Singh Click Here To Download Order/ Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

Lockheed gets $94M for US Navy SEWIP production

first_img View post tag: SEWIP Lockheed gets $94M for US Navy SEWIP production Authorities View post tag: US Navy The U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin a $94.5 million contract for work on full-rate production of surface electronic warfare improvement program (SEWIP) Block 2 subsystems (AN/SLQ-32(V)6).SEWIP is an evolutionary acquisition and incremental development program to upgrade the existing AN/SLQ-32(V) electronic warfare system.The new system will allow U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other warships to determine if the electronic sensors of potential foes are tracking the ship.According to Lockheed Martin, the system is the first sensor to be fully compliant with the Navy’s product line architecture strategy, which facilitates the rapid introduction of new technology into the fleet.Block 2 is the latest deployed improvement in an evolutionary succession of “blocks” the Navy is pursuing for its shipboard electronic warfare system, which will incrementally add new defensive technologies and functional capabilities. Block 2 provides an upgraded antenna, receiver and improved interface with existing ship combat systems.Lockheed is expected to complete work on the latest contract by July 2019. Share this article March 20, 2017 View post tag: Lockheed Martin Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed gets $94M for US Navy SEWIP production last_img read more

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