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first_img== March 3, 1933: catchphrase competition ==”Keep your own harem; let us supply your sultanas.” This is a catchy phrase, and if used by an advertiser in The British Baker, would be sure to draw attention to that firm’s announcement. Can you think of others for display advertisements? Think of 12 similar phrases having some bearing on bakery products. The Editor of The British Baker offers a prize of £2 2s. for what, in his opinion, is the best set of 12 phrases sent in.The following are examples and must not be included in your 12 phrases:l “Let us supply your fruit, the raison d’être of our resistance.”l “Use our yeast. Come on, rise to it.”l “Are you fond of animals? If so, try our butter, it won’t get your goat.”last_img

2016 – The Year that Dell EMC Changed Hyper-Converged

first_imgGrab your hover board and power on your flux capacitor—we’re going back in time. The date is February 16, 2016. Hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) didn’t know it yet, but she was in for a wild day. HCI’s morning started routine enough… she woke up to find a handful of friend requests from start-ups. Several established players liked a pic she had just posted. And her latest blog was getting tons of shares (especially from analysts). But this type of thing didn’t get her HDDs spinning… HCI was fairly used to being the center of attention.Then everything changed… Her phone buzzed as someone tweeted to her:@DellEMC launches #VxRail Appliances; sets new standard for #hyperconverged. Jointly developed, optimized, and built with @VMware.HCI set down her coffee and surfed over to Dell EMC’s page to see what all the fuss was about. It was a huge announcement, and everyone she knew was commenting about VxRail. “…creates certainty for customers; leverages a proven building block powered by vSAN; customers can continuously modernize; it’s a simple, agile way to scale on demand; leverages existing tools and processes…”It was new. It was transformative. And one thing was clear. VxRail was about to change everything. HCI then did something that she had never done before. She sent her first friend request.And…. we’re back. Today is February 16, 2017 and one year has passed. From the moment we launched VxRail, we knew it was going to be big. But even we were surprised by its out of the gates success—more than 8,000 nodes sold to over 1,000 customers in more than 70 countries—all in the first year!Even more exciting is that when the dust settles on end-of-year industry numbers, we believe VxRail is the most rapidly adopted HCI appliance ever, and that Dell EMC will be the market leader for hyper-converged.More organizations than ever (over 60% of them) are looking to deploy HCI, if they haven’t already.1 Without question, many of them are choosing VxRail. In fact, with the addition of VxRail in 2016, the Dell EMC HCI portfolio outgrew one of the fastest growing IT markets by more 2x, and now represents more than a quarter of all hyper-converged systems sold.2We see customers that span across industries deploying VxRail for more and more use cases within the data center. Notably, this includes enterprise applications, which aligns to industry research that shows three out of four organizations are already deploying HCI in the core.1So what’s next? I’m glad you asked…Hybrid cloud is fast becoming the new operating model for most IT departments. Sure, transient workloads will continue to benefit from the elastic economics offered by the public cloud. But for long-lasting on-premises workloads, VxRail delivers enterprise performance and ease of manageability at half the total cost of ownership versus leveraging the public cloud.3Today, in addition to celebrating VxRail’s first birthday, we are thrilled to announce Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) on VxRail Appliances . This turnkey hybrid cloud platform helps organizations start small and grow on their journey to transform IT. With EHC on VxRail, customers with smaller deployments can now enjoy the same benefits as larger enterprises—automation, self-service, freeing up resources, minimizing costs, and reducing risk.For more information about this announcement, read the Press Release.Accomplishments of this magnitude are only possible through collaboration. In fact, I would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” 30,000 times.  In each of the 1,000+ companies who invested in VxRail this past year, there were about 10 stakeholders who contributed to that decision. And each VxRail order was further supported by 20 individuals within Dell EMC and our partner organizations. So that is 30,000 people I need to thank.Thank you for joining me in this journey. I look forward to what we will create together in 2017 and beyond.last_img read more

Vermont unemployment rate moves up three-tenths to 5.2%

first_imgMontpelier — The Vermont Department of Labor announced October 21, 2008, that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September 2008 was 5.2% percent, up three-tenths of a point from the revised August rate of 4.9% and up 1.3 points from a year ago.”The nation’s housing and financial services crisis continues to impact Vermont’s labor market,” said Patricia Moulton Powden, Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor. “Seasonally adjusted employment improved a bit in September, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.2%.”Before adjustment, Total Non-Farm jobs grew by 7,250 or 2.4% from August to September. Despite this growth, Total Non-Farm jobs remains down by 0.1%, or about 400 jobs, over the year. The Leisure and Hospitality sector showed its expected seasonal decline of 2,550 jobs or -7.3%. The Manufacturing and Construction sectors have contracted by 800 and 750 jobs respectively over the year.A large monthly seasonal gain came from state and local government as school support staffs return to work. And the Healthcare and Social Assistance sectors showed significant annual gains, growing by 950 jobs or 2.1% over the year.When seasonally adjusted, job levels increased slightly by 100 jobs over August, but still lag a year ago by 700 or -0.2%. Job losses were spread over most industry sectors with only Transportation, Warehousing & Utilities, (+300 / +3.5%), Health Care & Social Assistance, (+200 / +0.3%), and Other Services, (+100 / +0.6%) showing measurable growth in seasonally adjusted private sector jobs.Vermont’s observed seasonally adjusted monthly changes in employment, unemployment and unemployment rate are not statistically different from August values. For comparison purposes, the US seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 6.1 percent, unchanged from August 2008. Unemployment rates for Vermont’s 17 labor market areas ranged from 3.0 percent in Hartford to 6.3 percent in Newport. Local labor market area unemployment rates are not seasonally adjusted. For comparison, the unadjusted unemployment rate for Vermont was 4.9 percent, up seven-tenths of a point from August 2008 and up 1.3 points from a year ago. Job counts decline slightly in September. Unemployment moves up three – tenths to 5.2%October 21, 2008 “The nation’s housing and financial services crisis continues to impact Vermont’s labor market.  Seasonally adjusted employment improved a bit in September, but the unemployment rate ticked up to 5.2%.” Patricia Moulton PowdenCommissioner of the Vermont Department of Labor September2008 August2008 September2007 Total Labor Force 353,300 351,100 352,600   Employment 334,900 333,800 339,000   Unemployment 18,300 17,300 13,600   Rate 5.2% 4.9% 3.9% Vermont Labor Force Statistics Seasonally Adjustedlast_img read more

Fergie works as Moyes appointment looms

first_img Ferguson has already decided he will not speak publicly ahead of the game, preferring instead to address supporters ahead of the trophy presentation after the final whistle. Yet the build-up to such a significant occasion is being overshadowed by the imminent appointment of Moyes. The Everton boss had talks with his chairman Bill Kenwright in London on Wednesday night, at which he is believed to have confirmed his intention to leave when his contract expires in the summer to move into the United hotseat. Moyes was due to address his players on Thursday morning, with the likelihood of a formal statement being issued by United on Thursday afternoon. Some have viewed the task Moyes faces as impossible given Ferguson’s achievements. News that Wayne Rooney has asked to leave underlines just how all-consuming the United job is, especially as Moyes must decide whether to try and talk the 27-year-old round or opt to sell England’s biggest star for a second time, but far from being too difficult to contemplate, United chief executive David Gill believes the job represents an opportunity of a lifetime. “It is a dream job,” he told MUTV. “We knew this day would come. We have been preparing for it. The new manager will inherit a great squad and infrastructure off the pitch, with a great staff. “He will be walking into a difficult situation in terms of the number of trophies, but the positive of also having the support of the Manchester United family.” Sir Alex Ferguson was back out on the training pitch on Thursday morning as the countdown continued to David Moyes’ appointment as his successor as Manchester United boss. With a crowd of TV crews and photographers waiting, Ferguson took a different route to work before turning his attentions to Sunday’s Barclays Premier League encounter with Swansea. It must be an odd experience, even for someone as single-minded as the Scot, for his 1499th game as United boss will also be his last at the ground he has watched the development of the club into one of the finest in the world since his arrival in 1986, when the Stretford End was still mostly terrace and all four sides of the stadium had some form of standing. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

President Bush Votes Yes on ID

first_imgAsked whether ID was a valid alternative to evolution, President Bush told reporters August 1, “Both sides ought to be properly taught … so people can understand what the debate is about…. Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought.  You’re asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, and the answer is yes.”  According to Answers in Genesis, Bush’s science advisor John Marburger tried to soften this statement by claiming that evolution is the cornerstone of biology.  Regardless, the Discovery Institute commended the president for his stance.  See Fox News for the context of the remarks.  Science magazine took note, quoting the director of the Biodiversity Research Center at the University of Kansas, who said that if Bush wanted to promote ID as an alternative to evolution, “that would be a terrible mistake.”  On the other side, David Limbaugh, in an editorial on TownHall.com, thought the anti-ID folks were making the mistake.  The remarks caused enough notice to make the cover of Time Magazine.Update 08/04/2005: On Breakpoint August 4, Chuck Colson also praised President Bush for his position, then added some interesting new information about the former atheist Antony Flew (see 12/09/2004 story).  Colson met Flew in Oxford last week and verified that ID had shaken Flew’s evolutionary beliefs.  Then, Colson posed a follow-up question that made Flew admit it was a provocative point worthy of thought: “He [Flew] could prove theism was the only philosophically sustainable position, but he could not prove who God was.  I said, ‘If you could prove who God was, you could not love God—which is the principle object of life.”  Whether further reflection on that question will move Flew from atheist to deist to Biblical theist is a story in progress.Predictably, the usual heathen (NCSE, ACLU, AUSCS, etc.) beat their voodoo drums over the president’s remarks.  Who will heed the call, and send missionaries to these tribes, lost in darkness and ignorance?  We want to hear Antony Flew respond, “Here am I: send me.”(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

CeXin Women’s Fashion Pink Weave Cosplay Wigs Gradual Color : not sure if it is the same as the picture but still a good wig and I am happy with my purchase

first_imgJust right for my larp character. Nice thick hair and came tangle free, fits well, only thing is that the 2 strands fall directly down on your face, but nothing a bew bobby pins wont fix. So pleased with the purchase and delivery was very prompt. Good value fun cosplay wig look forward to wearing it surprisingly full and good colour toowould reccomend. Absolutely love this wig looks great and feels amazing when on, will be buying more, can’t foult the item or the service. Amazing for the moneyReally nice fancy dressArrived in good time.Women’s Fashion Pink Blue Weave Cosplay Wigs Gradual ColorMaterial: Synthetic High Temp Fiber,,color deviation may happen due to different monitor setting.Length:Long Color:Blend Pink Blue Package:1*wig+Hair CapWith this hair wig, you can attend Halloween, party, cosplay, and any other occasions, something to make you more attractive.When you receive the new product, please take it out and wash it, and then use it thank you!Any question could you please contact with us we will solve it in 24 hours thank you! This wig is absolutely amazing. Lots of fun and very comfortable to wear. Amazing for the money, comes with a hair net and the wig looks just like the picture, has secure fit and doesn’t come off easy. Amazing for the money, comes with a hair net and the wig looks just like the picture, has secure fit and doesn’t come off easy. Bought for tinkerbell dress up, looked very good. Bought for tinkerbell dress up, looked very good. Good quality and excellent colour went well with my halloween costume. A bit disappointed with this wig – the fringe is great. A bit disappointed with this wig – the fringe is great, but there’s a strange layering with the slightly longer purple bits round the front and the curls are very different than pictured. Mostly disappointed because i can’t get it to stay on my head – even with a wig cap on it keeps popping off after just a few minutes. Love this wig, it totally represents my personality haha. Absolutely love this wig looks great and feels amazing when on, will be buying more, can’t foult the item or the service. Not sure if it is the same as the picture but still a good wig and i am happy with my purchase. The wig came reasonably quick, i was worried as i had brought this as part of a halloween costume and luckily it came before then. The only problem i have with this product is that the top of the wig is really thick, yet at the bottom its quite thin, not sure if it is the same as the picture but still a good wig and i am happy with my purchase. Not sure if it is the same as the picture but still a good wig and i am happy with my purchase. The wig came reasonably quick, i was worried as i had brought this as part of a halloween costume and luckily it came before then. The only problem i have with this product is that the top of the wig is really thick, yet at the bottom its quite thin, not sure if it is the same as the picture but still a good wig and i am happy with my purchase. A bit disappointed with this wig – the fringe is great. A bit disappointed with this wig – the fringe is great, but there’s a strange layering with the slightly longer purple bits round the front and the curls are very different than pictured. Mostly disappointed because i can’t get it to stay on my head – even with a wig cap on it keeps popping off after just a few minutes. Love this wig, it totally represents my personality haha. Nice thick hair and came tangle free, fits well, only thing is that the 2 strands fall directly down on your face, but nothing a bew bobby pins wont fix. So pleased with the purchase and delivery was very prompt. Good value fun cosplay wig look forward to wearing it surprisingly full and good colour toowould reccomend. Just right for my larp character. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-12-14 08:28:27Reviewed Item Women’s Fashion Pink Blue Weave Cosplay Wigs Gradual ColorRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  19  reviewsPrice£15.99last_img read more

Minister Neita Headley Commends “Exceptional Performance” of Juniors at World Youth Championships

first_img The team created history by finishing on top of the medal table with eight medals Jamaica outperformed the more than 140 participating countries Minister without Portfolio with responsibility for Sport, the Hon. Natalie Neita Headley has congratulated the young Jamaican team on its “exceptional performance” at the recently concluded 8th IAAF World Youth Championships, held in Ukraine. The team created history by finishing on top of the medal table with eight medals — 6 gold medals and two bronze.Welcoming the athletes who returned to the island on Wednesday, July 17, Minister Neita Headley said our Jamaican athletes continue to make us proud as they demonstrate their talent and prowess on the track and solidify that we are indeed the sprint capital of the world.“This performance is another testament to the amazing ability of our athletes to perform at the highest level. It is also telling the world that our dominance in athletics is the result of a structured programme of hard work and not an overnight phenomenon. It will continue for a long time as we have a continent of young stars waiting to showcase their talent at the senior level,” Minister Neita Headley said.A welcome party headed by Minister Neita Headley was on hand at the Norman Manley International Airport to greet the athletes. “We want to show them how proud we are of their accomplishments so it is only fitting that we have this function in their honour,” said the Minister.The outstanding performances were led by gold medallists Yanique Thompson (100m Hurdles, Girls), Jaheel Hyde (110m Hurdles, Boys), Marvin Williams (400m Hurdles, Boys), Michael O’Hara (200m, Boys), Martin Manley (400m, Boys) and Jamaica Youth (Medley Relay). The bronze medallists were Tiffany James (400m, Girls) and Christoff Bryan (High Jump, Boys). Jamaica outperformed the more than 140 participating countries at the World Youth Championships, including the United States which finished fifth. Kenya, with four gold medals and Ethiopia with three finished second and third respectively.center_img Story Highlightslast_img read more