EVERTON (4-1-3-2)HOWARD,COLEMAN, STONES, MORI, BAINES,BARRY,DEULOFEU, CLEVERLEY, BARKLEY ,KONE, LUKAKUVARDY, ULLOA,MAHREZ, DRINKWATER, KANTE, ALBRIGHTON,DE LAET, FUCHS, MORGAN, SIMPSON,SCHMEICHELLEICESTER (4-4-1-1)Leicester City are back on the top of the Barclays Premier League after another hugely impressive win, the 2-1 home victory over reigning champions Chelsea.It was their ninth league game without defeat; during that marvellous spell they have taken 23 points from a possible 27, with England striker Jamie Vardy claiming his 15th goal of the season against Chelsea and Riyad Mahrez adding his 12th.Everton return to Goodison Park after drawing 1-1 with Norwich City at Carrow Road last weekend where Romelu Lukaku scored his 15th goal of the season and eighth in the last seven Barclays Premier League and Capital One Cup games.The last three Premier League meetings between these teams have ended in draws, including both matches last season which both finished 2-2. At the King Power Stadium in Leicester the home side came from behind twice to earn a point.At Goodison, Leicester were leading 2-1 until an 88th minute own goal by Matthew Upson cost the visitors two points.
The Chairman of the Agronomy Department at the University of Liberia, Professor Momo Morris, has called for increased awareness on the creation of persistent organic pollutants (POP) and promotion of integrated pest management in vegetable cultivation in the Monrovia areas.According to Prof. Morris, this is necessary because, “residents of Monrovia are not knowledgeable about the effects of POPs and promotion of integrated pest management in vegetable cultivation.”He made the statement at a one-day workshop on Awareness Creation on the effects of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and promotion of integrated pest management in vegetable cultivation, in the Johnsonville area outside Monrovia over the weekend.The main objective of the workshop was to promote the use of integrated pest management techniques in vegetable production, and discourage the use of persistent organic chemicals to safeguard the health of vegetable consumers and the welfare of the general public.Another objective of the workshop was to raise awareness on the effects of the organic pollution promotion and consumption of organically produced vegetables and encourage the use of integrated pest control methods among the vegetable producers.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Diamond robberyThe Police have recovered a car which was stolen during a robbery at Block X Diamond, East Bank Demerara.Reports are the car was stolen at about 01:30h when armed bandits invaded the Diamond property.Ranks acting on information received, swooped down at a location in North Ruimveldt at about 17:15h on Tuesday where they found the motorcar which bore fake registration plates. The car was parked on the public road. However, no one was arrested.Just recently, three men appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged for carjacking and aiding a carjacking.Edwin Angus along with Mahendra Lall and Munesh Persaud were all remanded to prison for the offences. They alleged stole the Allion motorcar belonging to Anthony Pickett from Princes Street, Georgetown.The car was later found in Essequibo.
Three mining officers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) came under fire from the National Bolivarian Armed Forces while travelling in a boat in the Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), Guyana Defence Force Chief of Staff, Brigadier Mark Phillips confirmed.Speaking to Guyana Times Monday evening, Brigadier Phillips said while his troops stationed at Eteringbang were still conducting investigations, the incident occurred.He said that much information is not yet available, however the incident was reported to the police at Eteringbang. Based on the police report troops were dispatched to conduct investigations.Police sources in Eteringbang told Guyana Times that shots were fired, however none of the mining officers, nor the captain of the boat were injured in the shooting incident.The source said the officers were carrying out inspections and monitoring of gold mining camps in the Cuyuni when the Venezuelan soldiers opened fire on them.The officers, the source said, were forced to seek cover by lying flat in the boat as the captain sought to get the attention of the Venezuelan troops with whom he is said to be familiar with.After recognising the captain, the Venezuelan troops ceased fire and asked the GGCM official to identify themselves before they were allowed to proceed.Brigadier Mark PhillipsAfter the frightful incident occurred the GGMC officers then proceeded to file a police report at the Eteringbang outpost.Top government officials including President David Granger have been briefed and reportedly were up to last Monday evening in contact with Venezuelan authorities.This is not the first time there has been tension at the Guyana/Venezuela border.In September last year, the Venezuelan military dispatched heavily armed troops as well as a gunboat and other heavy artillery to the Cuyuni area.Then in December, a Venezuelan helicopter landed at the Kaikan Airstrip, in the said Region Seven.Brigadier Phillips had told Guyana Times several Venezuelan military men dressed in uniform, who were armed, disembarked the aircraft.Reports indicated that the soldiers began to engage in conversations with two villagers and shortly after, they boarded the chopper and took off.Brigadier Phillips told this newspaper that the Venezuelan soldiers were inquiring from the villagers if they had landed in San Juan, Brazil. However, the villagers informed them that they landed in Kaikan, Guyana. Upon receiving this information, the soldiers boarded the helicopter and left.Relations between Guyana and Venezuela have been tense over the past few months after the Bolivarian Republic continues to lay claim over 2/3 of Guyana’s territory, even though an 1899 Arbitration panel awarded the disputed Essequibo region to Guyana.In February 1966, just before Guyana was granted Independence, in Geneva, Switzerland, the Governments of British Guiana, the United Kingdom and Venezuela signed an agreement to resolve its contentions, but Venezuela has sporadically raised the controversy it created.The controversy was reignited by Venezuela when the Government of Guyana granted access to the US-based oil exploration company ExxonMobil, allowing it to drill for oil in the Stabroek block offshore Essequibo.The Venezuelan Government was peeved at this move and made direct contact with the oil company, urging it to discontinue its attempt to carry out drilling activities in the area. Saying it had no part in the territorial issue, the oil company went ahead with its drilling activity.President Maduro later issued a decree on May 26, 2015, which purported to ratify maritime sovereignty over waters within 200 miles including the entire Atlantic Ocean off the Essequibo Coast as well as part of Suriname’s maritime territory and an area which is under dispute with Colombia.Guyana has been seeking the UN help in resolving the issue and has SOUGHT A juridical settlement if the UN process fails.
The Cadillac lifestyle has gotten better for Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who can now import unlimited vehicles which will be exempted from Value Added Tax (VAT).This is in addition to the duty-free vehicle he is already entitled to as a Member of Parliament (MP), along with many other extravagant benefits he enjoys at the expense of the public purse, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira has revealed.Teixeira, in her presentation to the National Assembly on Monday, highlighted that the list of VAT exempt vehicles were expanded to include those imported by and for the use of the Prime Minister and the President.Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo“I had to scratch my head because I thought when you buy cars for presidents’ use; there are all sorts of things that they don’t pay, because it is the Government buying it for the President. But then I saw the word ‘by’. So it’s motor vehicles imported ‘by’ or ‘for’. When I saw it at first I thought it was normal because you got to buy the cars for the President and you got to buy the cars for the Prime Minister. And then I said ‘oh shoot’. It’s true what they say. One little word, one tiny word called ‘by’, that ‘by’ certainly changes the meaning of this amendment,” the former Presidential Advisor pointed out.Teixeira said she was confused even more as to why Nagamootoo was entitled to such a benefit, since he already had duty-free concessions.Junior Finance Minister Jaipaul Sharma had clarified that VAT-exempt items do not attract additional charges for the consumer.Since assumption to executive office, Nagamootoo has been accused of going to extreme lengths to ensure that he would be enjoying quite a sybaritic lifestyle for the next five years.In fact, just three months after being sworn in as Prime Minister, a $22 million customised luxury Land Cruiser was added to his existing fleet of more than 20 vehicles.The Prime Minister’s salary amounts to a whopping $1.7 million monthly and if he is to retire tomorrow, he will receive a pension, calculated to be higher than the pension enjoyed by any former President.Millions of taxpayers’ dollars have been pumped into improving the lavish lifestyle of the Prime Minister.Nagamootoo has cashed in on hefty amounts for the repairs to the bridge and road to his private residence, repairs to the official Prime Minister’s residence and the Office of the Prime Minister.Nagamootoo had refused to move into the State residence, saying that it was unfit for inhabitation, and he would only move in after it was upgraded. He exclaimed that he would not let his dogs live there and then demanded upgrades be done to the tune of millions of dollars before moving in.Cabinet had given its no-objection to the award of a contract for renovation works at the Prime Minister’s residence. The contact was approved to the value of $29,328,078.The PM is cashing in on all these benefits at the expense of taxpayers when his portfolio has been described as nothing short of what was the responsibility of a former Media Liaison attached to the Office of the President under the former Administration.Interestingly, it was Nagamootoo, who popularised local usage of the term “fat cat salaries” and condemned the living of a “Cadillac lifestyle in a donkey-cart economy” when he was sitting on the Opposition benches before May 2015.
INDIANAPOLIS – Patrick Willis and Paul Posluszny grew up in different worlds. One considered attending the Naval Academy and representing his country on the battlefield if he couldn’t become the next Western Pennsylvania kid to star at Penn State. The other dreamed of creating a better life for his siblings in the South. Willis endured the kind of childhood experiences no youngster should. The real-life nightmare began when his mother left home, abandoned her four children and forced them to fend for themselves with an uninterested father. Willis was 4 years old. Two years later, Willis was cooking meals for his siblings and, by age 10, was working in Tennessee’s cotton fields with his grandmother for $110 per week. The money went to his dad so he could pay the family’s bills. As a teenager, the situation worsened. When Willis learned his father was abusing his sister, Ernicka, he turned him in to child services and Willis and his siblings suddenly needed to find a new family. When Chris and Julie Finley took in Willis and became his legal guardians, things changed. Willis eventually earned a scholarship to Mississippi and began emerging as one of the Rebels top players. Their divergent paths have crossed here, at the NFL’s annual scouting combine, where the award-winning linebackers are vying to become first-round picks in April’s NFL draft. “It would be a blessing, especially the way I grew up,” Willis said, when asked what he would do with his riches. “It would help me take care of those who helped me along the way and make sure that if I have children they won’t have to go through what I went through.” But just when it seemed everything finally was going right, Willis’ 17-year-old brother, Detris, a two-way starter on his high school football team in Bruceton, Tenn., drowned while swimming. Willis delivered the eulogy. He played his senior season like he a man on a mission. Willis finished with 137 tackles, 11
Chris Coleman has hailed Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey ahead of Wales’ EURO 2016 clash with Andorra.The Gunners star has been in impressive form this campaign for the north London side and Dragons boss Coleman claims the 23-year-old can bring his club form into the international arena.“He’s a great player, he really is,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “He’s matured off the ball as well. In possession he’s not so frivolous.“He’s always had lovely balance and great touch.“He’s such an exciting player. Most games he plays for us, he dictates the pace of the game.”
A number of dolphin carcasses have been washed up at different locations on Donegal’s coastline in recent days.Local wildlife ranger Emmett Johnston and local woman Tara Hegarty reported a dolphin carcass washed up on Lagg Beach on Wednesday.This has now been identified as a Striped Dolphin. According to the Inishowen Whales and Dolphin Group, this animal is not commonly recorded here as they are mostly sighted offshore.They say it is unclear how the animal died while a dead seal was also found on the same beach yesterday (Thurs).A spokesperson for the IWDG said “If you do come across a carcass like this please report it as the information is a valuable scientific record. You can post to us here, contact your local ranger or contact the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG.ie).”In another incident, another dolphin was found washed up on a beach in Culdaff and spotted by locals out walking on St Stephen’s Day. There has also been another unconfirmed report of a dolphin being washed up at Portnoo.Concern after dolphin strandings around Donegal coastline was last modified: December 30th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dolphindonegalInishowenLagg Beach
How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… OpenStack is an open-source alternative to Amazon Web Services for building and managing public and private clouds. The key is that it’s open—you can compile, manage and customize the OpenStack code yourself, or you can contract with vendors who will do that for you. And you can run it on any computing platform you like.At least that’s what people expect in the open source world. Red Hat, though, may have other ideas.See also: Why OpenStack Needs Red HatThe open-source vendor makes its money primarily by offering service to corporate customers who run their businesses on Red Hat’s version of the Linux operating system. But it stepped into an open-source buzzsaw earlier this week when an internal Red Hat document surfaced that suggested the company is trying to block its Linux customers from using competing (i.e., non-Red Hat) versions of OpenStack.Exactly what Red Hat is up to isn’t fully clear. Its rivals worry that it’s disadvantaging other OpenStack providers by tying support of its Linux systems to use of Red Hat’s OpenStack implementation. But it’s also still possible, if increasingly unlikely, that Red Hat is simply making clear that it won’t support rival OpenStack setups—saying, in effect, that its customers are free to do what they want, but that Red Hat won’t help out if those OpenStack deployments go awry.See also: Why Red Hat Needs OpenStackRed Hat could clear up those concerns with a few simple, unadorned sentences. Unfortunately, everything it’s said to date has mostly just muddied the waters further. Here’s what we know at this point.Painting A Bullseye On MirantisThe first company in Red Hat’s crosshairs appears to be Mirantis, an OpenStack pioneer that Red Hat backed as part of a $10 million funding round almost a year ago. That investment, however, hasn’t kept the companies close. According to an internal and confidential FAQ obtained by ReadWrite, Red Hat has instructed its workforce to take a hard line against Mirantis OpenStack running running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL):Do not work with Mirantis. They are a Red Hat competitor. We should not engage them jointly with any customers or leverage their services for delivery of our products. Be very clear with customers that RHEL is not supported as a guest on Mirantis OpenStack, and that Mirantis OpenStack is not supported running on RHEL.That document, which apparently dates back to last November, effectively asserts that Red Hat won’t support desktop computers and other clients running RHEL if used in conjunction with Mirantis OpenStack. Its author also trash-talked Mirantis OpenStack:Mirantis OpenStack is a compile-and-ship distribution of OpenStack bits that installs on an unoptimized Linux operating system. Mirantis also makes downstream modifications to enhance the performance of their proprietary toolset, at the expense of upstream compatibility. Mirantis contributes to OpenStack only at the margins: Hadoop on OpenStack and hooks into their toolset. They have no credibility in supporting Linux or fixing issues that occur in the Linux part of an OpenStack environment. Mirantis is a services company that is shipping a product to enable its services.The Wall Street Journal cited the internal memo in a recent story and quoted Hewlett-Packard chief technology officer Martin Fink accusing Red Hat of “taking the art of closed open source tactics to a new level.”Red Hat responded to the WSJ story with a muddled blog post by Paul Cormier, president of product and technology at Red Hat. Cormier reaffirmed Red Hat’s open source philosophy and insisted that talk of “closed open source” amount to FUD spread by Red Hat’s rivals. Yet he somehow managed not to clearly state whether Red Hat will support customers who use other flavors of OpenStack.While Cormier wrote this—To be clear, users are free to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux with any OpenStack offering, and there is no requirement to use our OpenStack technologies to get a Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription.—students of logic might notice that his statement stops short of affirming that Red Hat will honor its support agreement if customers opt for rival OpenStack technologies instead. More on this point in a moment.Who’s Next?Members of the OpenStack Foundation, a developer organization that oversees the project, reacted with alarm to the notion that Red Hat might be wielding its clout in the paid Linux market, where it holds a 64% share, as a weapon. Some commenters likened its attack on Mirantis to Microsoft’s crushing of Netscape almost two decades ago, after the software giant tied its Internet Explorer browser to Windows to ensure its ubiquity.Mirantis CEO Adrian Ionel told me it’s extremely difficult for Red Hat customers to run non-Red Hat distributions of OpenStack on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. “It requires specific patches, and if you apply these patches, you invalidate your support contract,” Ionel said. “Red Hat wants to leverage their OS dominance, and they’re taking a page from the Microsoft playbook—integrating OpenStack into the OS, so companies get better value when they use RHEL.”Which might be great for Red Hat customers who use just Red Hat software—just not so much for those who want features found in rival OpenStack distributions.Red Hat vs. Red HatHP, which also competes with Red Hat’s OpenStack implementation, also wants Red Hat to clarify exactly what it’s up to, per this blog post by CTO Martin Fink:It’s not clear whether Red Hat is drawing an artful distinction between deployment, subscription and support, or if Red Hat will actually provide support for RHEL to customers who don’t use Red Hat OpenStack technologies with RHEL. Therefore, I would encourage Red Hat to confirm whether it will support RHEL if a customer is running a non-Red Hat version of an OpenStack offering on that copy of RHEL.It turns out that Red Hat may have the freedom to withhold support if it wants. An appendix to Red Hat’s support contract notes the following:Red Hat Enterprise Linux is supported solely when used as the host operating system for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform or when used as the guest operating system on virtual machines created and managed with this Subscription…. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is currently the only supported operating system for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.Similar language appears several times throughout the appendix in sections related to licenses for Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure without guest OS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform for Controller Nodes. It suggests that Red Hat could withhold RHEL support from customers using alternative OpenStack implementations without violating its support agreement. Also, if you recall the loophole in the earlier statement by Red Hat’s Paul Cormier—well, it’s also consistent with that.When I asked Red Hat to explain its stance on RHEL support in plain English, the company send me yet another oblique, jargon-laden statement, this time from Tim Yeaton, Red Hat’s senior VP for infrastructure. I’ve included at the end of the post in its entirety. Feel free to scroll down and read it at your leisure; suffice to say, it’s not terribly enlightening.The Closing Of OpenStack, MaybeOpenStack advocates fear that Red Hat can sow some serious damage if it plays hardball this way. “It makes non-Red Hat OpenStack vendors less competitive against OpenStack alternatives, which they might lose to now unless an alternative to RHEL-level support appears,” Dave Nielsen, a cloud-computing evangelist and consultant, whose former clients include HP and Mirantis, wrote in the OpenStack Foundation forum.Unsurprisingly, Red Hat’s competitors are playing up the controversy for all it’s worth. Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu Linux company Canonical, told me that in this week’s OpenStack Summit Survey, five out of six “super user” profiles were building their clouds with Ubuntu. The other was on CentOS.To Shuttleworth, that’s an indication that companies are “comfortable with a move away from RHEL for this new era of Linux,” he told me via email. “RHEL’s lock on mindshare for mission critical Linux is coming to an end.”Of course, Shuttleworth has been saying much the same thing for years. But if Red Hat is starting to play the heavy in open source, you never know—it might finally turn out to be true.Red Hat’s Latest StatementAs promised above, here’s that statement from Red Hat VP Tim Yeaton:RHEL guests are certified to hypervisor platforms, such as KVM, not to OpenStack per se. OpenStack is the control layer that manages multiple hypervisors, and KVM is the default.RHEL guests are certified to run on other supported hypervisors, such as those from VMWare and Microsoft, based on established support relationships.In the case of RHEL OSP, we in turn support other guest OS’ on our embedded KVM, based on the providers’ ability to provide mission critical support in partnership with us. Under this model, we support guests today including Windows and SUSE Linux, since both have large software development and support organizations, as well as support relationships with us.Since we are in the business of building mission-critical cloud infrastructure, delivering on stringent SLAs for enterprise customers based on RHEL, KVM, and OpenStack, we must take responsibility for enterprise-readiness and supportability of our RHEL guests on other vendors’ hypervisors within their OpenStack platforms, and the underlying Linux that is being used within them. Our ability to fully and confidently support customers’ mission-critical environments—top-to-bottom—is paramount, particularly in on-premises private cloud deployments where the underlying technologies are complex. The expertise and experience to do this for OpenStack customers was built via our nearly two decades of experience with RHEL in mission-critical customer environments.Everything clear now?Nielsen, the OpenStack evangelist, said he found Red Hat’s statements confounding. After reading them over and over, he said Red Hat seems to be differentiating between the hypervisor and the OpenStack platform, which “technically is bullshit. They can make that distinction because it sounds different, but technically, it’s not. Then the question comes down to are they going to have support for, or work out an arrangement with any other partners?”I asked Red Hat one more question: Does Red Hat have relationships with any OpenStack vendor similar to the relationships with Microsoft and VMware at the hypervisor level? Red Hat provided a response from Yeaton: “Not at this time.”Lead image of Red Hat executive Paul Cormier by Flickr user Red Hat, CC 2.0Update: An earlier version of this story neglected to mention that Dave Nielsen is a former consultant for HP and Mirantis. Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#Antitrust#Hewlett-Packard#HP#Microsoft#Mirantis#OpenStack#Red Hat#RHEL jodi mardesich Related Posts
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