BAYONNE — Tragedy was averted on the evening of Wednesday, September 12, when a Bayonne police officer fired shots and missed a psychologically distressed 25-year-old man who allegedly pointed a fake gun at him on Avenue F while responding to a report of an “emotionally disturbed person,” according to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. The man was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and possession of an imitation firearm. The incident is in the early stages of investigation by the Office of the Hudson County Prosecutor. ×
With the global economy seeing early signs of recovery, businesses are now looking at IT to create value and become more agile to create differentiation in a highly competitive marketplace.For IT organizations, this creates a real challenge. We are dealing with the perpetual necessity to cut costs whilst balancing the need to invest in emerging technologies and innovative ways to augment the IT value chain. It seems, however, there is a simple answer: ‘Software-Defined’ with ‘No Limits’!With VMworld Europe concluding today, you can expect a catalyst of momentum around how software is empowering IT to break down walls, demolish barriers and reveal the opportunities ahead.To celebrate and examine this concept in more detail, the Financial Times asked EMC and VMware to record a short video series on the key elements of how to drive business value through IT Transformation. Over the next few weeks we will release a total of five videos, each addressing an area to cover when considering a transformation. To follow the series, bookmark this blog!Chapter One – Drivers for IT Transformation In the first of this series of master-class videos, we explore how the convergence of cloud, big data and mobile technology is driving IT transformation across businesses.With traditional business models being disrupted by these new technologies, senior technologists from EMC and VMware discuss why, despite pressures from the business for IT organizations to cut operational costs and address the burden of legacy IT applications and infrastructure, changing business expectations in a recovering economy are creating a phenomenal opportunity for organizations to create first mover advantage – if IT can keep pace with the business.Coming soon:Chapter 2: Transforming Your Infrastructure and Delivering a Well Run Hybrid CloudChapter 3: Transforming the Operating Model and enabling the Software Defined EnterpriseChapter 4: Transforming Applications and preparing for the Third PlatformChapter 5: Partnering to Enable Successful Transformations
Help for Hong Kong has won rare bipartisan support in politically polarized Taiwan and three opposition parties have introduced bills to make it easier for Hong Kongers to live in Taiwan if they have to leave the city due to political reasons.Taiwan has no law on refugees that could be applied to protesters seeking asylum, but its laws promise to help Hong Kongers whose safety and liberty are threatened for political reasons.Some say Tsai’s government is not moving fast enough.”Please come up with details of the humanitarian relief at the soonest. Don’t wait until people shed blood like water,” said Chen Yu-jen, a lawmaker from main opposition Kuomintang party.Ivan Tang, a Hong Kong pro-democracy activist, welcomed Tsai’s support but cautioned a sense of urgency among protesters in the city, some of whom had been barred from entering Taiwan due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic.”They have nowhere to go… but the security law could be implemented soon,” he said.Taiwan has become a popular destination for Hong Kongers leaving the city, with the number of Hong Kong citizens granted Taiwan residency jumping 150% to 2,383 in the first four months of 2020 compared with a year ago, official data shows.University applications to Taiwan from Hong Kong also rose 62% in 2020 from a year ago, and island’s education ministry said this week it was planning to raise the quota for Hong Kong students. He said counseling services will also be available for Hong Kongers, some of whom may take part in increasingly violent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.”Many Hong Kongers want to come to Taiwan. Our goal is to give them settlement and care,” Chen said, urging the public not use the word “refugee” as it could be “emotionally harmful” for people from the city.Chen, however, did not give details such as scale, timing and qualification of the relief program when pressed by lawmakers, saying the government is still working on the details.Hong Kong’s demonstrators have won widespread sympathy in democratic Taiwan, which China considers as its territory to be taken by force, if necessary. Taiwan has shown no interest in being ruled by autocratic China. Topics : Taiwan on Thursday promised to settle Hong Kongers who flee the Chinese-ruled city due to political reasons, offering help from employment to counseling as China pushes new security legislation that has triggered fresh protests.Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen this week became the first world leader to pledge specific measures to help people from Hong Kong who may leave the former British colony due to the new legislation, a move that is certain to sour already poor ties between Taipei and Beijing.Chen Ming-tong, head of Taiwan’s top China-policy maker, the Mainland Affairs Council, told parliament the government will establish an organization to deliver “humanitarian relief” that includes settlement and employment in a joint effort with activists groups.
Advertisement Comment Ramsey joins Juventus at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)However, the Sun claim that Ramsey’s injury is worse than first feared and specialists have confirmed to him that he will not play again this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe news is a devastating blow to Ramsey and to Arsenal fans, who had been desperate to see the midfielder in action again.Ramsey had hit good form before his injury and the Gunners have lost all three of their fixtures without him since he was sidelined.MORE: Watch pair of incredible flukes from David Gilbert and Kyren Wilson in Snooker World Championship quarter-final Aaron Ramsey told he’s played his last game for Arsenal after devastating scan results Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 30 Apr 2019 10:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link524Shares Aaron Ramsey has played his last game for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey has been told he’s played his last game for Arsenal after scan results confirmed he will be out for around two months.The Welsh midfielder limped out of Arsenal’s second leg Europa League quarter-final clash against Napoli with a hamstring strain.Ramsey agreed a deal to join Juventus in January and departs Arsenal at the end of the season when his contract expires.The 27-year-old had been in a rich vein of form and had hoped to feature in Arsenal’s final league game of the season before a prospective Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement