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Olsens host Footy Show

first_imgBy DANI ROTHWELL THE AFL Footy Show renovated the outdoor area of Mick and Ann Olsen’s home. Mick Olsen has…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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“Teaching for me means breaking barriers, lifting standards and defying the odds” – Rashlie…

first_imgTeachers have the uncanny ability to impact our lives and the lessons they teach us remain with us forever. They paint our minds and encourage us to think outside of the proverbial box. They cheer us on from the sidelines. Our achievements are theirs and our burdens become theirs.They act as mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, and friends. They go above and beyond the call of their duties to ensure that we are the best versions of ourselves. They encourage us to break the barriers and hold ourselves to higher standards. Teachers are truly an inspiration and the lessons in the classrooms remain etched in our minds forever.The fact that they work even when they are at home and on vacation makes teachers even more specials and in order for one to become a teacher, they must love the profession.Nothing speaks for a profession like being in it for almost two decades and making countless sacrifices. For 18 years now, Rashlie Joseph has been sacrificing, inspiring and nurturing the thousands of students who passed through his classes.The 36-year-old is a social studies teacher at the North Ruimveldt Multilateral School in Georgetown. Rashlie has always had a passion for teaching mainly because of the teachers in his life. He saw them as an inspiration and wanted to give back and make an impact as they did in his life.“My passion for teaching developed during my senior years at secondary school. I was extremely fond of children and the many ways I can contribute to life and happiness. Added to that I was always thinking about how I can correct the errors I’ve seen and faced during my school life. I wanted to treat children better than I was treated and carry on the legacy of greatness I experienced having dealt with some teachers who were very good to me,” he noted.“I somewhat started practising to be a teacher through the roles and duties that were given to me as a head prefect for the Grade Seven students at the time and with my fun, down to earth personality, I felt confident that I had the basic qualities and attribute to fit the profession, create excitement and enjoy a successful career.”In his earlier days, Rashlie grew up with his grandmother, whom he described as his first teacher. She encouraged him to follow his dreams and always ensured that he had the resources to accomplish all he set out for.He attended the Tucville Primary School and after he sat the Common Entrance exams, he gained a place at the East Ruimveldt Secondary School. However, at that time, his grandmother was leaving the country for a short time so he moved to Linden where he attended the Christianburg Secondary School. When his grandmother returned home, he moved back to Georgetown and completed his secondary education at the school he now teaches at.When he wrote the Caribbean Examinations Council exams, he immediately knew that teaching was the path he wanted to take. He would have applied to the Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) and got rejected four times but on his fifth try, he was successful.Additionally, Rashlie completed a certificate in Early Childhood Education at the University of Guyana’s Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE) in addition to receiving education in the arts at the Burrowes School of Arts.“After being turned down three times in my attempt to attend the teachers training college (CPCE), I decided in the meantime to complete a diploma for Teachers and Trainers from Cambridge University. I made a fifth attempt to enter CPCE and was successful. There, I completed that which is now called the Associate Degree in Education Programme, with my major in social studies.“As it relates to the subject area I now teach, it was my experiences in those classroom sessions that had a massive influence. I was allowed to express myself and be involved in several debates and public speaking competitions and be as vocal as I can.”In the classroom, Rashlie is quite the charismatic teacher. He not only brings the books but his experiences and personality as well. He speaks to his students in a language they understand, which sets him apart from the rest of the teachers.When asked to pick out one memory that still stands out to him, the search was long and hard. In the past 18 years, he has been making countless memories so to pinpoint one is indeed a tough task. But he searched and came up with one.“I would recall my first opportunity to prepare students for CSEC examinations. I had to exercise bravery and confidence, given that this was not an exam to play with, one which rates the school and prepares students for their lifelong career paths. I was nervous, scared but determined to get it right. My class excelled and ranked among the top performers for that year. With such results, my self-esteem took flight and I believed in myself a bit more,” he recalled.The road to where he is now has been long and challenging, but that did not deter him. Rashlie advises anyone who is contemplating joining the teaching profession to be prepared to exercise compassion, show love and care, and fight for justice when necessary, all in support of our children.“Being a teacher, for me, means quite a lot. It means creating a new and better world with one heart, mind and soul at a time. It means moulding a generation to become greater than the previous. It means creating a happy environment away from home for our children and in many cases a happy home away from a home where life is filled with misery, pain, abuse, and depression. Teaching, for me, also means breaking barriers, lifting standards and defying the odds when negativity presents itself. Whether in the form of people, misconceptions, biases, lack of support or setbacks.”last_img read more

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West Ham v Tottenham confirmed teams: Pochettino makes shock call in midfield

first_img1 The London Stadium hosts West Ham v Tottenham Tottenham Hotspur will be out to avenge West Ham for putting an end to their title challenge last May, as the pair meet at the London Stadium this afternoon.After a woeful start to the campaign, the Hammers have started to turn their form around, with two clean sheets and four points from their last two games.Spurs, while predictably struggling for victories at Wembley Stadium, have been excellent on the road and are the favourites to their winning run away from home.But their starting line-up has caused quite a stir, with manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been rotating his squad this season, bringing Moussa Sissoko into midfield while not naming Mousa Dembélé in his squad.Take a look at the confirmed team news below…West Ham XI: Hart, Fonte, Reid, Ogbonna, Zabaleta, Kouyate, Noble, Cresswell, Antonio, Hernandez, ArnautovicSubs: Carroll, Adrian, Sakho, Ayew, Byram, Masuaku, RiceTottenham XI: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Sissoko, Dier, Davies, Eriksen, Alli, KaneSubs: Trippier, Son, Vorm, Nkoudou, Llorente, Winks, Walker-Peterslast_img read more

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Hibernian 1-0 Hearts: Cummings settles dramatic derby

first_imgJason Cummings’ first-half strike gave Hibernian victory over Hearts in a thrilling William Hill Scottish Cup fifth-round replay at Easter Road which ended with the Hibs forward sent off as both sides finished with 10 men.Cummings, who scored in the first encounter at Tynecastle when Hibs had come from two down to draw 2-2 with their Edinburgh rivals, scored from close range in the fourth minute and as a pulsating first-half unfolded he passed up a great chance to make it 2-0 while Hearts striker Abiola Dauda had the ball in the net only to see it ruled offside.In a frenetic second-half, Hearts forward Juanma Delgado had the ball in the net for the Ladbrokes Premiership side only to see it ruled out.Jambos defender Blazej Augustyn, booked in the first-half for a foul on Liam Henderson, then was shown a second yellow from referee John Beaton in the 75th minute for throwing the ball away at a Hibs free-kick, before Cummings – yellow-carded for his goal celebrations – joined him in some confusion moments later, apparently for kicking the ball away although it may have been for dissent. In the 11th minute, on-loan striker Anthony Stokes sliced open the Tynecastle defence and midfielder Henderson set up Cummings but with only Neil Alexander to beat he tried to round the keeper instead of shooting and saw the ball hooked away for a corner that came to nothing.There was no let-up in tempo.In the 20th minute Dauda had the ball in the net from a Callum Paterson cross but Jambos’ celebrations ended when the flag went up.Play raged from end to end with Alexander saving a low drive from Stokes after he had been set up by Cummings, before Paterson drove just wide from distance at the other end.It was a more purposeful Hearts side which began the second-half but midfielder Miguel Pallardo, booked in the first-half for a foul on John McGinn, was lucky not to see yellow again from referee Beaton for another challenge on the same player.After McGinn sent a left-footed volley from 25 yards wide of the target, Jambos head coach Robbie Neilson replaced Pallardo with Sam Nicholson.In the 65th minute, as the Jambos pressed, Paterson’s ball across the six-yard box was somehow missed by Juanma, who did have the ball in the net moments later from another Paterson cross but again, to Gorgie frustration, the flag was up.The equaliser, however, looked imminent.Hibs’ attacking threat had diminished although Cummings broke free of the Hearts defence again only to send a weak shot straight at Alexander.There was more drama when Augustyn was sent packing for his act of petulance and there was puzzlement of sorts when he was soon followed by Cummings.When players re-focused on the job in hand, Hearts kept pushing for the leveller but even five added minutes could not help, as the Championship side held out, albeit substitute James Keatings missed a great chance in the final seconds. Hibs survived a late battering to set up a home tie against holders Inverness but it will be difficult for that tie to better this one for breathless drama.Despite being in a lower league, Hibs went into the replay as favourites and by kick-off time Easter Road was packed to its 20,000-plus capacity which made for a cracking atmosphere.There was just four minutes on the clock, and stragglers still taking their seats when, from close range, Cummings volleyed in a cross from the right by skipper David Gray to send three stands of home supporters into raptures.Hearts tried to assert themselves but the Leithers were tenacious.last_img read more

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A Sports Anchor Got Angry When Another Anchor Stole His Story

first_imgThis happened a few weeks ago, but it just blew up online.  A news anchor in San Francisco named Catherine Heenan was on the air, and talked about how LeBron James is doing “Space Jam 2”.Then a sports anchor named Gary Radnich acted like he was angry, because he was planning to talk about it in HIS report.  And he started complaining that he wasn’t allowed to get mad at her, because she’s friends with his mom.He posted something about it on Twitter though, and said he was joking around.last_img read more

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WCU astronomer to host April 25 program about upcoming total solar eclipse

first_imgA total solar eclipse will darken the skies over a slice of Western North Carolina in August, and Enrique Gomez, associate professor of astronomy and physics at Western Carolina University, is planning a presentation to help the public understand the celestial phenomenon.The public lecture, titled “The Great American Eclipse of 2017: What to Expect and How to Experience It,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, in the theater of A.K. Hinds University Center. Sponsored by WCU’s Department of Chemistry and Physics, the event is open free of charge.The upcoming total solar eclipse has been dubbed “The Great American Solar Eclipse” because a narrow but lengthy swath of North America from coast to coast will experience a period of total darkness during the daytime hours of Monday, Aug. 21.“My intent for this presentation is to talk primarily about the science of an eclipse and how to experience the eclipse safely,” said Gomez, who has witnessed two total solar eclipses in his lifetime – in Mexico City in 1991 and in Austria in 1999.“This will be the first total solar eclipse across the continental United States since 1979, and the WCU campus in Cullowhee will be in the path of totality,” he said. “I will explain the peculiarities of solar eclipses of the Earth-moon system, discuss geometric and atmospheric effects that can be expected during this event, and share proper observing techniques for a memorable, as well as safe, viewing experience.”A total solar eclipse occurs when the entirety of the moon passes in front of the sun and completely covers it, resulting in daytime darkness. Eclipse watchers should use special solar viewing glasses to avoid damage to the eyes from the sun’s intense rays, which are not blocked by the moon.The Aug. 21 happening will mark the first total solar eclipse visible in Cullowhee since July 20, 1506. The next one, astronomers say, will occur Oct. 17, 2153, making the 2017 eclipse a once-in-a-lifetime event.Cullowhee and the surrounding area will be experiencing nearly two minutes of total darkness beginning at 2:35 p.m. Aug. 21, making it a probable prime viewing location, he said. Only the nearby town of Cashiers, with 2 minutes and 23 seconds of darkness, will experience longer totality in Jackson County.Gomez and Steve Morse, director of WCU’s Hospitality and Tourism Program, are among the university’s representatives serving on a task force of people from across Jackson County working to plan events around the eclipse and to prepare for a probable influx of people, one that has the potential to have a large impact on the region’s tourism economy.“From personal experience, I can attest that this is a thrilling event, one that can attract people from thousands of miles away, even from other countries,” Gomez said. “I expect we will be getting many people, perhaps thousands, from major metropolitan areas to our region to witness this event. We could potentially see the population of the western counties double for that day.”A complicating factor is that the total solar eclipse will occur on the first day of classes at WCU and on the heels of the busiest weekend of the academic year as parents help new and returning students move into their residence halls and off-campus apartments Aug. 18-20.University officials are discussing activities that will allow students, faculty and staff to have the opportunity to witness the eclipselast_img read more

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Anti child porn strategy on the cards

first_img3 September 2009The Department of Home Affairs has announced that it is working with other government departments, the South African Police Service and the National Prosecuting Authority to develop a protocol on the protection of children against child pornography, with a focus on advocacy and law enforcement.Increased access to technologyThe decision was taken at a meeting between the Deputy Basic Education Minister Enver Surty, Deputy Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and Deputy Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba during a presentation by the Film and Publication Board on their campaign against child pornography in Pretoria this week.“The increase of access to technology and mobile internet, with all its benefits, poses risks such as creation and distribution of child pornography. We need to be proactive in protecting children against this heinous crime,” Gigaba said.He said the lack of statistics about child pornography should not lead to complacency in protecting children.Government departments working on the protocol include the departments of basic education, social development, and justice and constitutional development.Outright media banGigaba added that he would explore an outright ban on pornography in the public media, as is the practice in countries such as China and India.“To this extent, I will approach the Law Reform Commission with a view to requesting them to investigate and advise on the possibility of such a move,” he said.Pro Child websiteIn a bid to discourage child pornography in the public domain, the department last year launched the FPB Pro Child website to enable members of the public to report incidences of pornography.The website, www.fpbprochild.org.za, aims to alert internet service providers of criminal activities relating to child pornography, or images of sexual abuse hosted on their servers or through their infrastructure.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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MTN, Intel to push broadband in Africa

first_img“MTN recognises the strategic value of partnering with an industry player of Intel’s calibre and stature,” De Faria said. The collaboration covers a wide spectrum of initiatives, including areas such as broadband access through pushing WiMax deployment, offering affordable PC bundles for ordinary African consumers and entrepreneurs, and introducing cost-effective internet browsing devices. South Africa’s MTN Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with the USA’s Intel Corporation which will see the two companies collaborating to accelerate the deployment of broadband access in Africa and the Middle East. According to the statement, such innovations have the potential to create new industries and offer employment to Africa’s growing young population. Intel’s venture capital division, Intel Capital, and the MTN Group will also invest in emerging technology companies that are innovative and demonstrate a potential for advancing the ICT sector by developing products that contribute to solving typically African business and social problems. “These initiatives will contribute to the development of young people in Africa by equipping them with up to date maths and science skills as well as life skills such as critical thinking in the current knowledge economy,” MTN said in a statement this week. “Both companies have expertise in different aspects of ICT deployment and together we can accelerate bridging the digital divide on the continent.” Importance of industry leaders 2 August 2010 MTN senior vice-president for innovation Christian de Faria said the company believed the memorandum of understanding would facilitate the establishment of joint initiatives to support both their broadband strategy as well as corporate social responsibility projects. Other areas of collaboration include joint efforts by the MTN Foundation and Intel Education’s corporate social responsibility initiatives to equip students and teachers with technology skills. “Strategies developed by MTN and Intel to connect the next generation of broadband users in Africa and the Middle East were a perfect fit, which is why we went into discussions to collaborate,” said Intel sales and marketing vice president Gordon Graylish. Skills development According to the statement, the memorandum also underpins the importance of industry leaders such as Intel and MTN to collaborate in order to bring sustainable ICT development to the Africa and Middle East region. “In this way we can accelerate Africa’s entry into the 21st century knowledge and digital economy which will give its citizens economic opportunities similar to those in developed countries,” said Graylish. Emerging technology investment SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Technology: Disruptive Technology of 2008 Continues to Disrupt in 2009

first_imgSaugatuck Technology lists the five areas that they predict will prove disruptive to IT and Technology in 2009.The list looks similar to the technologies that had big impacts in 2008:Open SourceSaaSCloud ComputingVirtualizationSocial ComputingThe report says that given the downturn in the economy that many companies will be hesitant to spend money on new technologies. Most will just be trying to keep their current operations humming.  Open Source, Virtualization, SaaS, and Cloud Computing all offer potential avenues for reducing costs.Other predictions in the report include:– By 2010 35% of non-desktop IT operations will be running on virtual machines– By the end of 2009 most software will be shipped with some components that include Open Source– Companies will find a need to initiate Open Source governance to help them track the licensing and usage of Open Source in their organizations– By 2012, half of the major SaaS products will be offered by pure-play SaaS companies and the remainder will be products that have been repurposed by traditional software playerslast_img read more

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NVM Express: Linux driver support decoded

first_img14.04April 20143.13 √v√ √ DIF/DIX & Metadata, hot-cpu √ √ √ √ √ 3.8 with nvme feature support consistent with 3.19 √ √ √ Greater than 512byte LBA SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES 11 and 12)SLES 11 SP3 which released in July 2014 has a kit for installing the high performing NVMe driver. Please use this link to gain access to that driver.http://drivers.suse.com/intel/Intel_SSD_DC_P3500_P3700/sle11-sp3-x86_64/1.0/install-readme.htmlIntel recommends the upcoming SLES 11 SP4 as soon as it comes out. Hot plug support and boot support will be available in this release.SLES 12 which released in October 2014 has the latest NVMe driver updates, including hot plug support for orderly removal.https://www.suse.com/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/11-SP4/https://www.suse.com/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/12/As you can see, NVMe enjoys broad, mature and hardened support for Linux. Check it out!Here are links to blogs that cover other data center operating systems we work with here in the Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group:VMware ESXiMicrosoft Windows https://communities.intel.com/community/itpeernetwork/blog/2015/06/30/nvm-express-windows-driver-support-decoded √ Power Management: Suspend/Resume √ √ Dynamic partitionsSurprise removalCommand Abort √ Ubuntu:Ubuntu has a process of providing long term support releases, the most pertinent one being 14.04 (released in April 2014).  The three releases of 14.04, and their release date and included kernels, all of which support NVMe are shown in the following table. √ √ √ √ Oracle Linux 7 GAJuly 2014 Surprise removalPer-CPU and Optimizations NVM Express has enjoyed Linux kernel support since early 2011. However, it is a complex landscape to understand all of the Linux Server OS and kernel choices, including when particular features have been adopted. This blog is intended to decode your options for NVMe on Linux.NVMe has been supported in the mainline upstream release of Linux since kernel 3.3. Check out the commit log message for NVMe, and you can pages of updates going back to 2011. The first distributions to support NVM Express focused on the add-in card form factor (without support for hot plug). A flavor of initial distribution support included:Ubuntu version 12.10 in October 2012 with 3.5 kernel, long term support release February 2013Oracle Linux 6.4 in October 2013Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5 in November 2013To learn more about the initial Red Hat support, refer to: http://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/red-hat-launches-latest-version-of-red-hat-enterprise-linux-6. In the past two years, Red Hat has matured and hardened their driver. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta is fully featured, including hot plug support and hot boot capability.Linux kernel support and distributions have matured and hardened over the past two years. As an example, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 Beta is fully featured, including hot plug support and hot boot capability. Let’s look at the upstream kernel features in the NVMe driver and software stack that may be pertinent to your production deployment.Quick Reference Table: NVMe highlights and mainline kernel release support (*through May 2015) Discard/TRIM √ √ Oracle Linux with UEK R3Release dateKernel (as of April 2015) 14.04.1July 20143.13 √ √ √ √ √ √ √ Oracle Linux 7 Update 2TBATBA √ √ √ √ √ √ √center_img √ Oracle Linux 6.7TBATBA 3.8 with nvme feature support consistent with 3.19 √ √ Oracle Linux 7 Update 1March 2015 √ Block-mq, and hot-plug finalization high performance, NVMe 1.0 spec√ 14.04.2February 20153.16 It’s hard to document everything, and reading this table may be more than you need! If you want to view it differently we created this PDF slideshow for you here:https://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-24868The advancement and maturity of NVMe as a platform capability for scale is also well represented in this presentation from Keith Busch. Intel has produced a 30 million IOPS computer with NVMe devices.http://events.linuxfoundation.org/sites/events/files/slides/LinuxVault2015_KeithBusch_PCIeMPath.pdfGiven this history, you probably live in a supported server distribution world, so let’s move on to a few notes about Linux server distributions. We want to highlight the great work of our distribution partners – note that Intel’s visibility is not perfect, so our partners are the final authorities here.Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL):NVMe SSDs have been supported since RHEL 6.5. With the introduction of kernel 3.10 in RHEL 7, support for booting from NVMe was added. RHEL 7.1 becomes even more capable with hot plug features that were added in by Red Hat.Oracle Linux (OL)Oracle Linux includes inbox support for NVMe SSDs beginning with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 3 in October 2013. UEK R3 is supported in Oracle Linux 6.4 (or later) and Oracle Linux 7 (or later), and is enhanced to provide NVMe feature support consistent with mainline kernel 3.19, including hot-plug support (although without the block_mq feature).Oracle was the first vendor to support NVMe hot-plug in a Linux distribution and today hot-plug is supported in all Oracle Linux releases beginning with Oracle Linux 6.4. Trace Events √ √ √ Oracle Linux 6.6October 2014 Oracle Linux 6.4October 2013 √ √ √ √ 3.8 with nvme feature support consistent with 3.19 Multipath NVMe √ √ √ √ √ √ √ 3.8 with nvme feature support consistent with 3.19 Oracle Linux 6.5November 2013 √ Feature/Kernel3.33.63.93.103.123.143.153.163.194.04.1 √ √ √ √ 3.8 with nvme feature support consistent with 3.19 √ √ √ Ubuntu LTS Release NumberRelease dateKernel Disk stats – iostatBIO splitting √ √ √last_img read more

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