Next week, thousands will descend upon San Diego hoping for a glimpse of the future of IT. Cisco will be hosting its annual Cisco Live! conference in sunny Southern California, where IT decision-makers will have front row seats to discover the technology that will impact the IT environments of tomorrow. Between the Internet of Things, Software-defined Networking and the growth of cloud computing, IT environments are becoming increasingly complicated but converged infrastructure from VCE provides the simplified environments that allows today’s IT pros to prepare for tomorrow’s innovations. We are excited to illustrate just how we are doing this at next week’s show!Since our inception, Cisco has played an important role in helping us pioneer the converged infrastructure market. This continues today as VCE’s cornerstone offering Vblock Systems – which are exclusively Cisco UCS servers and Nexus Data Center Switches – are playing a key role in driving growth for our company. As we move up the stack to include management, orchestration, new applications and an expanded portfolio of platforms, Cisco continues to be an important partner in enabling VCE to deliver complete solutions in an accelerated timeframe, allowing our customers to be nimble and address current market trends. The newly announced Vscale Architecture is built on Cisco spine and leaf, and serves as the building blocks for what we see as the data center of the future. Through VCE’s expanded offerings, customers have more options than ever in how they choose to deploy the latest Cisco innovations. VCE solutions are ACI and InterCloud-ready, and offer IT departments an impressively simplified path to SDN and the cloud.“Click to Tweet: .@Cisco and @VCE – simplifying IT to build tomorrow today faster #CLUS http://bit.ly/1FWb0DbShareIf you are lucky enough to be joining us in San Diego next week, we invite you to visit our booth (#1801) on the show floor for a first-hand look at the latest from VCE. Be sure to stop by any one of our four information kiosks or sit in on a theater presentation in the booth to gain knowledge about VCE Foundation for Cisco UCSD, the VCE Vscale Architecture, VCE Vision Intelligent Operations and Policy Defined Converged Infrastructure. We also have some great sessions planned – at the booth and elsewhere around the conference – that you won’t want to miss, including:At 4:30pm on Tuesday (6/9) in the Cisco Campus Theater, Dave Hayward will discuss the agility afforded through the VCE Vscale architecture. In a time of flux, a highly flexible data-center infrastructure is required to adapt to business change without compromising availability, security, operational simplicity or total cost of ownership.VCE’s Steve Phillips is presenting a breakout session on Wednesday (6/10) from 3:30 – 4:30pm at 11B Upper Level – H on how the Vblock System architecture enables an accelerated time to market with increased application mobility and simplified management for the hybrid cloud. VCE is also participating in a Chalk Talk in the Cisco booth on Tuesday at 3:30 – 3:40pm.On Tuesday, June 9 at 11:30am on the East/West Mezzanine Outdoor Terrace, 2nd Floor – Table 33 – Keith Quebodeaux is leading a Table Topic talk on the Vscale Architecture and its use of ACI to provide a revolutionary approach for IT and business transformation. The power of ACI coupled with the industry-leading VCE lifecycle and management and support ultimately leads to an unparalleled customer experience.Cisco Live! is one of the industry’s best chances to glance into the future of networking, and we are excited to showcase how the world’s most advanced converged solutions help organizations accelerate their journey towards the cloud. Through our work with Cisco, customers can completely transform their business through IT. We hope to see you there!Follow @VCE on Twitter to stay up to date with what’s happening at the sessions and on the show floor and participate in the #VCEDon’tSweatIT contest to win an iPad mini and other great prizes. If you are at the show, make sure to stop by booth #1801 to say hello.
Neoen moving forward with largest wind, solar, storage hybrid project in Australia FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:A $3 billion renewable energy hub in South Australia will begin construction within the next two years after French-based developer Neoen landed a contract for the first 100MW of wind capacity with the ACT government, with a record low price for Australia.The $3 billion Goyder project is one of the most ambitious in Australia, proposing to combine 1200MW of wind, 600MW of solar and 900MW/1800MWh of battery storage. Each component is the biggest of their kind in Australia, and together the hub is the biggest of its kind in the world.Neoen announced on Tuesday morning that it has been awarded a 14-year contract to supply 100MW of wind energy from Stage 1 of its Goyder Renewables Zone as the result of the Australian Capital Territory government’s latest renewables auction, a win that will also see it build a 50MW big battery in Canberra, with locals offered the opportunity to co-invest.The ACT said the contract was awarded at the price of $44.97/MWh, which is a record low for a publicly disclosed price for a wind auction or power purchase agreement in Australia. Given that this is a fixed and flat price for 14 years, the “real price” for when the contract starts in 2023 relates to $35/MWh to $37/MWh, depending on your assumed inflation rate. That equates to less than half the average wholesale price in NSW and the ACT last financial year.Goyder is expected to be able to deliver this because it has a great wind resource and will have a healthy “net” capacity factor of around 45 per cent, and the certainty of a long term contract will allow it to secure finance for the first stage, and then be able to build upon that over time.The Neoen battery in Canberra will, in effect, be a replica of Neoen’s Hornsdale big battery in South Australia and will deliver much the same services – frequency control, inertia, arbitrage and other grid services. There is no direct subsidy for the battery.[Giles Parkinson]More: Australia’s biggest renewable energy hub to deliver low-cost power for ACT
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York The FBI recovered what investigators believe to be human remains from a wooded area in the Village of Babylon on Thursday, authorities said.Few details were immediately available, but the FBI Long Island Gang Task Force’s involvement suggested the case involves a street gang, potentially MS-13, which federal authorities have identified as their biggest priority.“We don’t have further information to release at this time,” said an FBI spokeswoman who confirmed the recovery effort, which has concluded.Suffolk County police referred requests for comment to the FBI. Suffolk Police Chief of Department Stuart Cameron told News 12 Long Island that investigators have been searching for a suspected victim of MS-13 violence in the area.The discovery was made off Ralph Avenue, north of Argyle Lake.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A prominent civil liberties group wants the federal government to open up about a controversial anti-extremism program it fears disproportionately targets Muslim Americans.Officially established in 2011, the so-called “Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)” initiative has been criticized for unfairly targeting Muslims, which has the adverse effect of stigmatizing an entire community based on their religion, activists say. Now the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the government in Washington, DC federal court to get some answers.The free speech group said it was compelled to act because the government has so far refused to release information about funding, training, and whether important privacy safeguards are in place to act as a firewall against civil liberties violations.“For well over a decade, programs and policies like these have sent a very powerful message: When it comes to American Muslims, our nation’s actions often do not match the principles of equal treatment and religious freedom enshrined in our Constitution,” said Hina Shamsi, director of the ACLU National Security Project, in announcing the lawsuit.In its lawsuit, the ACLU argues that there’s been “scant information” made public about the program.“The premise of federal CVE programs is that the adoption of extreme or ‘radical’ ideas places individuals on a path toward violence, and that there are observable ‘indicators’ to identify those who are ‘vulnerable’ to ‘radicalization’ or ‘at risk’ of being recruited by terrorist groups,” the group notes in the suit.The government, the suit adds, has not “publicly disclosed any scientific or other evidentiary support for this premise.”Under the Obama administration, the government has implemented several CVE-related initiatives over the years, including a highly publicized summit last year to discuss the issue, a recently unveiled anti-extremism website, and pilot programs in three major US cities intended to target radicalization.The ACLU argues the pilot program in particular—which was first installed in Boston, Los Angeles, and Minneapolis—is aimed “almost exclusively” at Muslim American communities, a potential infringement on residents’ freedom of religion rights.Among the defendants are the Department of Homeland Security, FBI, Department of Justice, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.What has some activists so concerned is the government’s apparent outsourcing of law enforcement duties to the general public by asking community leaders, social workers and even teachers and students to identify potential hallmarks of extremism and report perceived radical behavior to authorities. “Our best defenses against this threat are well informed and equipped families, local communities, and institutions,” the government argued in its “Strategic Implementation Plan” published in December 2011. Screenshot from the FBI’s CVE “Don’t Be A Puppet” Website.Some of the purported signs of radicalization established by the government resemble normal human behavior, such as isolation and falling into a state of hopelessness. Essentially, communities are being taught to identify those factors in people—presumably Muslims—and notify law enforcement, the ACLU argues.“These are all hallmarks of the human experience, and include constitutionally protected speech and conduct,” the ACLU said. “But CVE programs view them as suspicious. In effect, these programs police Americans’ ideas and beliefs.”The suit comes a week after President Obama visited a US mosque for the first time in his presidency. The president used the platform to condemn the rise in Islamophobia and attacks on mosques and Muslim citizens.But, as the Press noted at the time, Obama’s policies—including promoting CVE—reveal a complicated relationship with the Muslim community.Obama last March held a CVE summit at the White House that advocacy groups said skewed toward Muslim radicalization despite studies that showed law enforcement expressed as much concern with right-wing extremists than it did with Islamist radicalization. These groups also pointed to stats that showed more people having died as a result of right-wing extremism than Jihadist violence since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.But in recent months the perceived threat posed by Muslims Americans has increased after the rampage in Paris that killed 130 and the December shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. that killed 14 people. Anti-Islam sentiment has been one of the storylines of the presidential primary race thus far, and has, at least in the Republican field, reignited the debate around torture and spawned chest-pounding remarks about the extent to which candidates would go to destroy groups like ISIS. Eight months after the White House CVE summit, the FBI was supposed to unveil a long-awaited website dubbed “Don’t Be A Puppet,” dedicated to countering violent extremism, but delayed its release. It has since been published.The site, which depicts a mannequin dangling on a stage, allows a user to explore five sections, such as “What is Violent Extremism?” with the prize at the end being an FBI certificate. The site was reportedly designed as a tool to help teachers and students in American schools identify people vulnerable to extremist ideology.Five years removed from CVE’s unveiling, “The American public has a compelling need to understand how CVE plans and policies are being implemented, who and what they target, and what consequences they have for Americans’ privacy and civil rights,” the ACLU says.
“We think of these parents who, now they’re homeschooling, and they’re trying to take care of the little ones at home, they’re trying to work from home and it’s not easy. We are usually that for the parents,” said Smith. If the state allows camps to operate, changes will have to be made. “I think that kids are going to be needing a return to normal more than ever before,” said Kark. Camp Sertoma run by the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club says an option is to create additional overnight sessions, allowing less people to come in and out. As of now, some summer camps in the Southern Tier are still planning on opening their doors. For more information on Path of Life, click here. “A couple of the things that we’re taking a look at right now are procedures we can put into place for lunch and craft time, things like that where kids are going to be handling a lot of the same materials from one group to the next,” said Kark. “We’re going to do everything we can. They’re going to look to us for stability, and programming, and friendships, and love, and we have to be their rock,” said Smith. “Where the kids would come in on a Sunday and the staff. We would do all the health checks that health department would require us to do. And nobody would be able to leave until the session was over,” said Binghamton Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Marybeth Smith. But the future of summer camps is still uncertain. If camps do close this summer, families will be impacted. For more information on Camp Sertoma, click here. Path of Life camp in Port Crane says it will look to create smaller group sizes while putting more social distancing initiatives into place. “We’re looking forward to a really good summer. We’re in wait and see mode just like everybody else is now,” said Path of Life Camp Director Brad Kark. No matter what decision is made, the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club will continue to serve its kids breakfast, lunch, and dinner. BROOME COUNTY (WBNG) — On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year. While both camps are planning on adjusting, they’re holding onto hope that they’ll be able to be there for the kids.
“Just let a girl live,” she teased while speaking with Us Weekly exclusively on Monday, November 9.Adams and the roofing contractor were together for six years before they tied the knot in February 2016. After less than two years of marriage, Bourelle filed for divorce in October 2017. The former phlebotomist later had her maiden name restored after finalizing her divorce in November 2017. Earlier this year, the reality TV star opened up about trying to salvage her marriage before finally calling it quits.“When things were getting really bad, we were like, OK, we need to go see a counselor,” Adams recalled during an October episode of the “Click Bait” podcast. “Actually, that was my doing, because I knew I needed to do absolutely everything in order to know that was the end of the road. … At that point, you kind of walk through some things and you try as hard as you can, but you can’t force someone to love you.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement – Despite her reservations about pursuing another engagement, the Bachelor in Paradise alum was able to use her past experience to help guide her to her perfect match.“Having been married before, I feel like … I’m not just going to do anything just to do something. I’m not going to do it because I feel like I need to or do this and that. I’m going to do it because it’s the right thing to do, and I’m excited and happy,” she told Us. “If it were to happen, it’d be with the right sentiment.”The Bachelorette airs on ABC Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET.Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants Not looking back! Tayshia Adams‘ divorce from ex-husband Josh Bourelle might play a big role in her dramatic turn on The Bachelorette, but she’s still on “cloud nine.”The 30-year-old California native dished about her journey on season 16 of the ABC dating series following Clare Crawley‘s engagement to Dale Moss during the Thursday, November 5, episode. As she prepared to make her highly-anticipated debut at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, California, Adams revealed that she didn’t hear from Bachelor Nation exes Colton Underwood and John Paul Jones — or from Bourelle.Tayshia Adams on ‘The Bachelorette’. ABC- Advertisement – Though her first marriage didn’t work out, Adams hasn’t closed herself off to the possibility of finding The One — again. While meeting her lucky suitors, the former Bachelor contestant admitted it wasn’t difficult to be honest about her divorce.Tayshia Adams’ ex-husband, Josh Bourelle. Courtesy D&J Roofing Inc./Instagram“It’s not hard at all [to talk about] because it’s definitely something that I’ve experienced in the past and it led me to today,” she told Us. “But I don’t want it to define me because it doesn’t define me. It’s just something that I grew from and I learned from.”In a dramatic new Bachelorette teaser, Adams told the men vying for her heart that she was ready to “really dive in deep and find my life partner” after getting “married and divorced at a really young age.” Speaking directly to the camera, Adams later admitted through tears that “the fear of divorce” would always haunt her.- Advertisement –
China’s foreign ministry said its actions are “entirely necessary and reciprocal countermeasures that China is compelled to take in response to the unreasonable oppression the Chinese media organizations experience in the US,” noting what it said are “discriminatory restrictions” on Chinese journalists’ visa processing, administrative review and reporting activities.Secretary of State Michael Pompeo dismissed the moves and the comparison to the US decision in a news conference Tuesday with reporters in Washington, saying he hopes Beijing will reconsider.“These aren’t apples to apples in any respect and I regret China’s decision today to further foreclose the world’s ability to conduct the free press operations which, frankly, would be really good for the Chinese people, really good for the Chinese people in these incredibly challenging global times where more information, more transparency are what will save lives,” Pompeo said.Topics : China will effectively expel a group of US journalists and prohibit them from relocating to work in Hong Kong or Macau as a tit-for-tat over media access between the two countries expands.China’s foreign ministry on Tuesday said some reporters at the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Washington Post must hand in their media cards within 10 days in what it said was a response to US caps on Chinese media imposed early this month.In addition, China asked five US media outlets to submit detailed personnel and asset information to the government, a decision that mirrored a US move to designate five Chinese media outlets as “foreign missions.” This requirement applies to Voice of America, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post and Time.
8082 Riverside Drive, Hope Island.The five-bedroom, five-bathroom Sanctuary Cove waterfront house hit the market in September.It has space for 10 cars, three separate living areas, a large rumpus room and two outdoor covered entertaining areas overlooking a pool.RE/MAX Regency, Gold Coast agent Martin Moolman said a local Gold Coast family bought the property.The Stoners paid $4.25 million for the property in 2012.Another five-bedroom five-bathroom mansion took out the number two spot after it sold for $2.5 million. 2256 Banksia Lakes Drive, Sanctuary Cove sold for $2.5 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe property at 2256 Banksia Lakes Drive, Sanctuary Cove overlooks the Pines Golf Course and offers luxury living on a grand scale.A 14m heated pool, 10-car garage and several outdoor living spaces are among its features.Hope Island Resort Realty agent Evan Molloy negotiated the sale.It has been listed for rent through Harcourts Coastal at $2000 per week. Hope Island is a boatie’s paradise. Photo: Richard GoslingHope Island Resort is a 360ha resort and residential community started by Shinko Australia in the 1990s.Both resorts today boast some of the most expensive luxury property on the Gold Coast with golf buggies a popular form of transportation around the resorts. 8082 Riverside Drive, Hope Island sold for $4.75 million.TWO Gold Coast mansions sold for a combined $7.25 million, topping the state’s real estate sales list last week according to CoreLogic.Both properties are at Hope Island – the golfing and boating mecca on the Gold Coast with a growing reputation as a family-friendly suburb.Taking the top spot was professional motorcycle racer Casey Stoner’s palatial Gold Coast mansion that sold for $4.75 million. Hope Island Golf Course. Photo: Richard GoslingThe former was developed by Mike Gore, who launched the enclave in 1987 with a show called the “Ultimate Event” featuring superstars Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston.The Marine Village forms the heart of Sanctuary Cove with a range of retail outlets and restaurants including a 217-seat theatre. 2256 Banksia Lakes Drive, Sanctuary Cove.Hope Island is famous for its golf courses including Links Hope Island and two championship courses at Sanctuary Cove, The Pines and The Palms.Sanctuary Cove and Hope Island Resort are two integrated tourist resort projects, which transformed the area into what it is today.
43a Dopson Street Taringa is set to test the market at auction this weekend.Brisbane offers a more conservative auction market than the southern capitals, where putting homes under the hammer more often the rule than the exception.However recent results show interest in Brisbane’s high-end family homes is gaining momentum.Kevin Brogan, auction commentator for Corelogic, said the limited amount of high quality family stock in Queensland’s capital has a lot to do with the hot auction results.“They (agents) definitely use the auction method of sale to excite, interest and develop a bit of urgency, and one of the things they’ve been talking about is the strength of the market for owner occupier family homes. … rather than the investment market,” he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“The issue in Brisbane is that there is stock available, but certainly the agents that are taking a property to auction are doing so because there’s possibly a lack of the right type of quality stock and that’s what that’s giving them that really competitive bidding environment for both them and the vendor.”Certainly this Saturdays round of auctions will have some great options for very high-end owners to consider.Among them is this beautiful extension and renovation at 7 Elizabeth St, Paddington which goes under the hammer at 12:00 tomorrow.The four-bedroom contemporary adaptation of a classic Queenslander cottage will certainly have crowds gathering in anticipation of a big end price.Another suburban stunner at 43a Dopson St, Taringa is also up for grabs at 10:00am.Interest has been huge for this home. Its architectural finish, high-quality fitout and clever indoor/outdoor design will bring in the onlookers — particularly the locals — as the upper end price point for the suburb is tested.