JPL Instruments on New Satellite Send Back First Ocean Measurements

first_img 93 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Science and Technology JPL Instruments on New Satellite Send Back First Ocean Measurements By BRIAN DAY Published on Friday, December 11, 2020 | 2:28 pm STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyRed Meat Is Dangerous And Here Is The ProofHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCreative Ways To Burn Calories That Require Little EffortHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Lipsticks Are Designed To Make Your Teeth Appear Whiter!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Top of the News Make a comment Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * This graphic depicts the first sea surface height measurements from the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, which launched Nov. 21, 2020, carrying ocean-sensing instruments designed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Southern tip of Africa can be seen, with red colors indicating higher sea level relative to blue ones. (Credit: European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites)A suite of instruments ,managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory that are mounted to a joint U.S.-European satellite have sent back their first measurements of global ocean levels, JPL announced Thursday.The three JPL-managed instruments aboard the Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite, which launched on Nov. 21 from Vandenberg Air Force Base atop a Falcon 9 rocket,“The data provide information on sea surface height, wave height, and wind speed off the southern tip of Africa,” JPL said in a written statement.So far, everything seems to be working according to plan, JPL Project Scientist Josh Willis said.“Christmas came early this year,” he said. “And right out of the box, the data look fantastic.”Sentinel 6 is the result of a collaboration between the European Space Agency, the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with funding and support from the European Commission and France’s National Centre for Space Studies.It’s one of two twin satellites that will carry on decades of data collection on the Earth’s ocean levels, according to JPL. Sentinel 6B is scheduled to launch in 2025.“Both spacecraft are a part of the Sentinel-6/Jason-CS mission, which will collect accurate measurements of sea surface height for more than 90% of the world’s oceans,” the statement said. “The satellites will also monitor atmospheric temperature and humidity, as well as wave height and wind speed, which will provide crucial information for operational oceanography, marine meteorology, and climate studies.”More information on the Sentinel 6 mission can be found online at also:It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane, It’s A SpaceX Rocket; Vandenberg AFB Launch Hurls JPL-Built Instruments Into Orbit SaturdayOcean-Studying Satellite Equipped With JPL-Built Sensors Arrives at Vandenberg AFB Ahead of LaunchOcean-Studying Satellite Outfitted With 3 JPL Instruments Readied for SoCal Launch Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Calcutta High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Illegal Smuggling & Trading Of Endangered Species Of Birds In The State

first_imgNews UpdatesCalcutta High Court Takes Suo Moto Cognizance Of Illegal Smuggling & Trading Of Endangered Species Of Birds In The State LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK5 Dec 2020 12:15 AMShare This – xThe Calcutta High Court on Friday took suo moto cognizance of the illegal smuggling and trading of endangered species of birds in the State. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee has taken up the matter on the basis of a newspaper report that ‘exposed the tip of an iceberg’ regarding the ‘cruel intrusion’ into the life…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 Calcutta High Court on Friday took suo moto cognizance of the illegal smuggling and trading of endangered species of birds in the State. A Division Bench of Chief Justice Thottathil B. Radhakrishnan and Justice Arijit Banerjee has taken up the matter on the basis of a newspaper report that ‘exposed the tip of an iceberg’ regarding the ‘cruel intrusion’ into the life birds. Through this case, the Bench has decided to address the following issues: Smuggling and illegal trading of endangered species of birds. To fix the responsibility for such smuggling and illegal trading of endangered species of birds.To pass necessary directions upon the appropriate authorities to ensure that no smuggling and illegal trading of endangered species of birds, take place and the violators are taken to task on a war footing. The Court was informed that endangered birds like Tia, Moyna, Chandana and Pahari Moyna are smuggled from North Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and are traded to cities like Kolkata and Delhi, especially during winters. Giving a painful account of how these birds are trapped, the counsel appearing for the Regisrar General of the High Court, Saikat Banerjee, submitted, “A staggering number of birds are cruelly smuggled in various places, in appalling conditions. Birds are trafficked stuffed and suffocated in the piping of suitcases, PVC pipes. They are stuffed in socks, crammed in shoes and their beaks are taped shut. To catch wild parrots, the hunters take two of them as bait and puncture their eyes. These blind and wounded birds are then left on a sheet, where they cry out for help. Soon hundreds of birds will come for help. As soon as they descend, the hunters throw a sheet or chaadar over them and capture them. He also submitted that on Tuesday (December 1) itself, more than 300 Tia and at least 25 hilly Moyna birds were recovered by the forest officers from a bus on Durgapur Expressway. In view of the above, the Bench was convinced that “Larger scale capturing of birds using weapons or otherwise and also bringing birds to captivity beyond those permissible under the law, is clearly demonstrated in the suo motu petition.” It has therefore issued notices to 14 relevant authorities (details of the Respondents are not available in the order). During the course of hearing, the counsel stated that in order to effectively deal with the issue at hand, the provisions of Schedule VII, List III [Concurrent List], Entry 17B of the Constitution of India may be resorted to that speak of protection of wild animals and birds. In addition thereto, he submitted, Articles 48A and 51A(g) of the Constitution speak of protecting, improving forests and wildlife. He also made a reference to the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 which was enacted by the Parliament with an aim to conserve animals, birds, plants and the matters connected therewith. The Bench said that having regard to the importance and emergent situation arising in the matter, it will be dealt with on an urgent basis. It is now listed for hearing on December 8, 202. Case Title: In re : Smuggling and illegal trading of endangered species of birds Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more

C-NS football reloads; Liverpool aims to topple them

first_img“We’re babies right now”, said head coach Dave Kline, comparing his new lineup to his old one. “They need to believe in themselves, can’t be afraid to accept challenges and must be willing to compete every single day.”Hayes leaves the largest void, having started at quarterback for three-plus years before going to Ithaca College. Though three have vied to replace him, J.J. Razmovski has emerged as the favorite to be under center for Friday night’s opener at CBA, with Dom Isbell and Anthony Testa also taking snaps in last week’s scrimmage.The ground game should remain a strong point with 235-pound junior Da-Ron Brown taking over to pound away yardage, helped by Quamir Jenkins, back after missing most of 2018 due to injury. Utica-Notre Dame transfer Mike Washington, along with Joe Penizotto and Adron Pafford, form a new corps of wide receivers. Three undefeated regular seasons, two consecutive Section III and regional Class AA championships, and a combined 31 wins in 34 games – that’s what the Cicero-North Syracuse football team has accomplished.Continuing this utter domination of the area large-school ranks is a tall order, but in 2019 the Northstars will attempt to do so, knowing that it will require a new set of standouts all over the field to make it so.Gone are Conner Hayes, Jaiquawn McGriff, Nate Geloff, Shyrel Broadwater and Jeremiah Willis, who accounted for most of the Northstars’ offensive production the last two seasons. Most of the defense graduated, too. In all, 17 starters need to be replaced. At least C-NS has a chance to dominate up front. There’s 260-pound  left tackle Matt Hogan and 280-pound left guard Rob Ottaviano, with 280-pound Drew Alvarez moving from center to right guard. Clay McNitt (270 pounds) takes over at center, with Max White (250 pounds) starting at right tackle.Plenty of new faces occupy C-NS’s defensive front, putting more on established players like Elijah Knight and Jerrod Hills, and the linebacker corps is brand-new, too, featuring Alex Nobles, Dom Cavelli and Dennis Green. Washington and Vincenzo Lattanzio pair up at cornerback next to Jenkins and Farouk Ibrahaim at safety.New faces or old, every opponent will want to grab C-NS’s crown, none more so than  its neighbors from Liverpool.The Warriors almost had a chance to do so in 2018, claiming the Class AA-1 division regular-season crown, but falling 17-14 in a tight sectional semifinal to West Genesee, the second straight year Liverpool was stopped one step short of the title game..Taking that last step and getting back to the Carrier Dome in November is all that Warriors players and coaches have worked for in the last 10 months or so, and it is in prime position.“That (the loss to West Genesee) left a sour taste,” said senior captain Jacob Vacco.”We’re definitely motivated, and we have one of the best defenses in Section III”.And it’s Vacco, along with fellow senior captain Bryce Mills, who anchor the Liverpool defense, a pair of inside linebackers flanked outside by two more solid players, Malachi Upshur and Damien Nixon.Combine them with ends Damonte Bell and Huhmier Williams, and the Warriors have an imposing front seven, even more so if Zach Lee and Ryan Safiotti blend in at end. And it makes things easier for a secondary that includes Max Michalak and Christian Matthews at cornerback, flanking free safety Brayden McClain.There are far more questions on offense, where Vacco, Mills and Upshur form a deep and potent backfield, aided by Dakari Mack, but the starting quarterback is new – junior Brendan Mancuso, the son of head coach Dave Mancuso.The older Mancuso said that Brendan does a good job running the offense, yet could still improve his timing on throws. When that happens, receivers Dominic Scro and Kyle Caves, along with tight end Noah Silfer, should benefit.Up front, the line is big on the left side thanks to 300-pound tackle Nate Graser and 280-pound guard Ryan Scifratti, while Nick Hall and Jon Worthen rotate at center. Guard Nick Reed and tackle Jake Ronan work on the other side of the line.Again, Liverpool is favored in AA-1, where there’s just five teams, unlike AA-2, where C-NS is part of a six-team league that includes the likes of West Genesee, Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville.A great indication of where these rivals stand will come Sept. 13 at Bragman Stadium when, once again, Liverpool attempts to wrest way the “Star Wars” Cup from C-NS.“Our players have a great work ethic and leadership,” said Dave Mancuso. “Our goal is to make them disciplined. I hope we are ready, but you never know.”Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story center_img Tags: C-NSfootballliverpoollast_img read more

Tom Strand rues poor defending for the defeat to Sundowns

first_imgMedeama SC coach Tom Strand admits it was painful to see his side lose concentration in the dying moments of his side’s first leg CAF Confederation Cup game with Sundowns in South Africa on Saturday.Medeama were leading 1-0 up to the 80th minute but the Brazillians scored 3 goals under 10 minutes to finish off the game with a 3-1 victory.Many expected the Tarkwa based side to hold onto that 1-0 lead but mistakes on the part of goalkeeper Muntari Tagoe and the defenders caused them This Tom Strand says it is hurting but hopes to make amends in the second leg which will be played at the Essipong stadium on May 18.“It was very painful to see my team go through what happened in the last minute of the game, I thought we could have hold on but poor defending caused us,” he said“Unfortunately we got tired and we were out of position but I hope in all these we are able to change things in the home game. “That is the only chance we have now, we must ensure we get a good result at home, one that will ensure our passage to the next stage of the competition.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

SA’s “biggest’ online retailer

first_imgAugust 30,, one of three budget airlines operating in South Africa, is now amongst the country’s top online retailers – and may be the biggest.According to BA-Comair’s no-frills carrier, 65% of its passengers use the Internet to book their tickets – with a R25 reduction in ticket price for doing so.“We have available 1.2-million seats a year and we will sell over a million of them,” says Gidon Novick, executive director of the started three years ago with one plane servicing one route and has grown to a five plane company servicing five routes and offering taxis, car hire and hotel bookings. 40% of its customers travel on business.Besides the cost savings, transacting online is more convenient. Even in the first three months of operation, more than half of’s bookings were made directly over the net.“People love booking on line”, says Novick. “The airline does offer other ways to buy tickets, but then it expects its passengers to pick up the fee for the higher transaction costs involved.”Low-cost carriers in demandLow-cost carriers have flourished in developed markets where population densities are high, and there are several examples of successful ventures in Africa.The most recent player to taxi onto South Africa’s runways is Civair, which intends to offer low-budget flights direct from the UK to Cape Town and Durban later in 2004. A return ticket from Durban to the UK is expected to cost about R3 000.Locally, is already being challenged by another new entry in the market, 1Time. 1Time aims to offer three domestic flights a day between Johannesburg and Cape Town.The increased competition has been great for the consumer, sparking something of a price war between the new market recently announced that it had slashed fares to Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, George and Durban by up to 30%, with one-way tickets going for as little as R199 (previously the tickets ranged from R400 to R900). 1Time countered by offering a guaranteed maximum fare of R581 or less on one-way journeys between Johannesburg and Cape Town.Optimum was the first successful e-business take-off in South Africa since the hi-tech meltdown in late 2000.The innovative airline was intent on turning more people into air passengers. However, in the process, it was turning more South Africans into online customers.BA-Comair executives insisted on simplicity. The no-frills marketing promise had to be echoed in system design and the user interface.The system behind the savings was built locally – with the help of Microsoft South Africa. There were several global distribution systems in place, but those systems can be huge, complex and unwieldy.Mark Berman, principal technology specialist at Microsoft SA, calls it “a highly customized solution,” which has allowed the airline to drive its transaction costs down to near zero.He says the success of a solution like proves the value of partnering teams with appropriate competencies. In technology terms, he says, “familiarity does not breed contempt, it breeds optimum solutions.”Source: Adapted from Proudly South reporterlast_img read more

Red Hat May Be Stacking The Deck Against Its OpenStack Rivals

first_imgHow 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 …center_img Tags:#Antitrust#Hewlett-Packard#HP#Microsoft#Mirantis#OpenStack#Red Hat#RHEL jodi mardesich Related Posts last_img read more

Archers unleash fury after Ayo fumes

first_imgGo moves on from costly miss in Ateneo loss to La Salle And that proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back for Ayo, who took off his jacket and slammed it to the floor in frustration.“I always thrive in anger and hatred. I’ve always been there. My players can say that and that’s how I was raised,” he said. “Personally, anger or hatred fuels my adrenaline and it helps me in making right decisions.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHis players responded as La Salle got its act together and went on a decisive 10-0 run to finish the game and hack out a 79-76 victory.“They executed the game plan because we’re not going to quit. We’re not just going to wait there and allow them to beat us. We’re going to do our part, we’re going to compete, and we’re going to do whatever it takes, just to win, in the right way, of course,” he said. “There were lots of distractions, I can say that, in the first round,” admitted Ayo, whose team finished at No. 2 with a 12-2 slate. “But we were able to overcome them and we were able to focus when the second round came. It’s just being focused and being committed to the objective, which is to win the championship,” he said.The Green Archers head to the Final Four against No. 3 Adamson riding a seven-game winning streak.Ayo is confident coming into the duel but he is also wary of the challenge the Falcons present.“It will be a dogfight, for sure. They’re going to prepare against us. Our last game in the second round was close, it was decided less than a minute or two. So for sure, it will be difficult for us. We’re going to prepare against them.”Armed with a twice-to-beat edge, the Green Archers take on the Soaring Falcons on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 PLAY LIST 02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8002:49La Salle, FEU put ugly offseason brawl behind: ‘Let’s forget what happened’02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games De La Salle coach Aldin Ayo. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAldin Ayo couldn’t seem to solve what’s puzzling La Salle that it can’t shake off Ateneo on Sunday.Whatever the Bicolano mentor did for the first 30 minutes wasn’t working and the Green Archers found themselves down 12 in the fourth quarter and by seven, 69-76, with 2:24 remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa View commentslast_img read more

Stallion forces draw on leader Meralco

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Working with animals may up depression risk

first_imgWhile it might sound like fun to work around pets every day, veterinarians and people who volunteer at animal shelters face particular stressors that can place them at risk for depression, anxiety and even suicide, says a study. “People who work or volunteer with animals are often drawn to it because they see it as a personal calling. However, they are faced with animal suffering and death on a routine basis, which can lead to burnout, compassion fatigue and mental health issues,” said Angela K Fournier from Bemidji State University in the US. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainVeterinarians in particular are at high risk for death by suicide, according to a study from the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, which also found that from 1979 to 2015, veterinarians died by suicide between two to 3.5 times more often than the general US population. While veterinarians who are dealing with mental health issues may exhibit symptoms common to all populations, such as sadness that interferes with daily activities or changes in appetite. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardAccording to the team of researchers, which conducted the study, increased medical errors, absenteeism, client complaints and spending too little or too much time at work are counted amongst different factors to watch for. The research team also believes that there needs to be a paradigm shift in veterinary training to better prepare veterinarians not only for the animal-related aspects of their jobs, but the human elements as well. In the course of the study, the researchers also looked at employees and volunteers in animal shelters or rescues and animal welfare and animal rights activists, who are at risk for compassion fatigue and psychological distress. And they found that over 2.4 million healthy cats and dogs are euthanised each year in the US, most often homeless animals in shelters, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Shelter workers are then caught in a dilemma because they are charged with caring for an animal and they may ultimately end that animal’s life. Research suggests that this causes significant guilt, which can lead to depression, anxiety and insomnia, as well as greater family-work conflict and low job satisfaction. “Animal welfare agents may also hear gruesome stories of animal abuse or witness the consequences firsthand when they are rehabilitating the animals, which can cause a lot of distress and lead to compassion fatigue,” Fournier said. The study was presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.last_img read more