Deadline Approaching To Join Aces In The Bahamas

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Trip Is Going On As ScheduledWith basketball season quickly approaching, Purple Aces fans have several unique opportunities coming up, including the chance to join the University of Evansville squad in the Bahamas in November.The Bash in the Bahamas will be held in Nassau with three games taking place between November 22-24.  Despite the damage caused to the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian, the impact to Nassau was minimal and the tournament will go on as scheduled.Two packages remain on sale for the Bash in the Bahamas with the final deadline to sign up and pay set for October 18.  To join the team on the flight and utilize your own accommodations, the cost is $1,350 per person.  This includes a direct flight from Evansville to the Bahamas on a private charter 737 jet.  The flight leaves on Thursday, November 21 and returns on Monday the 25th.As an added incentive, this package includes an all-session pass for the entire tournament, which features four games per day over the three days of the event.A package is also available that includes the flight, all-session pass, and accommodations.  This package features a 4-night stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Junkanoo Beach.  Located in the heart of Nassau, the hotel just steps away from the beach.  The hotel includes WIFI, two bar drinks and two bottles of water per room per day.  A UE charter bus will also take fans from the hotel to the tournament for all three games.  The cost of this package is $2,500 per person in a double occupancy room and $2,750 for a single.The month of October will see a pair of events being held starting on October 10 with Hoopfest.  Set for 6 p.m. inside Meeks Family Fieldhouse, the annual exhibition will feature the Aces men’s and women’s basketball teams.  It includes contests, scrimmages, autographs and more.  Adult admission is $5 with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the United Way with a check presentation taking place during the event.  Children ages 12 and under are admitted free while the first 100 UE students who check-in that evening with the Purple Reign Rewards App will receive free admission.A Tip-Off Dinner is set to take place on Oct. 17 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Newburgh.  This exclusive event will feature a plated dinner, two drink tickets per person and the opportunity to preview the 2019-20 Aces men’s and women’s basketball seasons.  Cost is $100 per plate.  Men’s and women’s basketball student-athletes will join the guests at their table.last_img read more

New procedures and protections for Tyson Foods workers in Logansport

first_img Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews By Network Indiana – May 2, 2020 0 325 New procedures and protections for Tyson Foods workers in Logansport Previous articleUnauthorized coronavirus tests seized in IndianapolisNext articleIndiana’s coronavirus cases, deaths continue to climb Network Indiana WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Facebook Google+ Google+ Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Tyson Foods) Tyson Foods announced new procedures and protections for employees after this week’s report that nearly half of its meat packing plant employees tested positive for COVID-19 in Logansport.One of the biggest changes will be a Matrix Medical Network mobile medical clinic on-site in Logansport, reports WISH-TV. According to Tyson Foods, the clinic will be staffed with nurse practitioners prepared to provide daily clinical screenings. The on-site clinics will be installed first in Logansport; Pasco, Washington; Louisa County, Iowa; and Waterloo, IowaTyson Foods did not reveal when it planned to reopen any of its shuttered plants, saying in a press release:“When Tyson Foods begins to reopen idled facilities, it will be with the support of Matrix to further help protect the people who work in Tyson facilities, creating additional healthcare access when it comes to their individual health needs.”Earlier, the meat producer released new video from its plants in Arkansas, showing off new tools to protect workers, including infrared walk-through temperature scanners, sanitizer stations, personal protective equipment and workstation dividers. It also says it has offered bonuses and increased its short term disability pay coverage to 90% with no qualifying waiting period.This week President Trump announced meat packing plants should stay open during the pandemic to provide protein to Americans.Wednesday, Cass County reported 1,200 new cases of the virus, 890 of which were identified as employees working at the Tyson facility in Logansport. There are 2,200 people employed at that plant, making the infection rate close to 41%. The Logansport plant had closed Saturday for 14 days to stop the spread.Governor Eric Holcomb said Thursday that reopening all businesses would take time and significant procedure changes.“When we roll out our next steps that put Indiana back on track tomorrow at 2:30, we’ll roll that out in stages. This will not, I sound like a skipping record I know, be back to normal and business as we used to do it. This will be very methodical and data driven,” said Gov. Holcomb.Indiana Packers in Delphi is another central Indiana meat packing plant closed during the pandemic. Its last update was Tuesday, when it promised to test all employees by the end of business Friday.last_img read more

Ministry of Cake acquired by French business Mademoiselle Desserts

first_imgMinistry of Cake has been sold to French manufacturer Mademoiselle Desserts for an undisclosed sum.The Somerset and Devon-based dessert maker will become part of the €210m group that supplies retailers including Marks & Spencer, and currently operates two production facilities in the UK.Ministry of Cake currently has a turnover of £30m annually, producing three million slices of cake a week, and employing more than 400 people at its factories in Taunton and Torquay.The company supplies major pub and restaurant chains such as JD Wetherspoon, TGI Fridays and Whitbread.Chris Ormrod, MD for Ministry of Cake, tells British Baker that he will remain the MD of the business and that they have a very clear plan to grow the sites to £40m.“It can only enhance our place in the European market, especially with the uncertainties created by Brexit in the future,” he said.“It opens up new markets to us and offers us the security of being part of a larger company. Our employees also now have an exciting career path, as they will have options to work elsewhere in the European business.’’Didier Boudy, CEO of Mademoiselle Desserts, said Ministry of Cake is a perfect addition to the group.“Combined with our two sites in the UK – The Handmade Cake Company in Maidenhead and Mademoiselle Desserts Corby – we have now an unrivalled state-of-the-art production capability dedicated to our foodservice customers.’’last_img read more

Introducing the New Standard for File in the Cloud

first_imgFile data has experienced rapid growth in the data center. In fact, it often accounts for nearly 50 percent of the on-prem data footprint for an organization1. When it comes to the public cloud, adoption of file has been steady, but it is not as prevalent. This is a reflection of the state of the file services in the cloud today. As they become more mature and capable, more file-based workloads can be supported, and adoption will naturally accelerate.This is why I’m excited to introduce as part of the Dell Technologies Cloud family OneFS for Google Cloud, a fully integrated and managed native cloud file service that combines the power and scale of OneFS with the economics and simplicity of Google Cloud. OneFS is the battle-hardened operating system of Dell EMC Isilon storage arrays, and the industry’s #1 scale-out NAS filesystem2.The OneFS file service offers multi-protocol file access for NFS, SMB, and HDFS workloads. Capacity scales up to 50PB in a single namespace, with performance that scales along with it at a rate of 97 MB/s per TiB. Enterprise data management features include snapshots, native replication, Active Directory support, and high data durability and availability.Organizations can now run high performance file workloads in the cloud to take advantage of Google Cloud’s elastic compute, GPU instances and analytics services – all without having to make any changes to their applications.In addition, the OneFS file service is natively integrated with Google Cloud, making it simple and easy to use with predictable subscription-based pricing and guaranteed performance. Customers simply order it from the Google Cloud Marketplace, and once provisioned they can configure and manage their OneFS filesystems directly from the Google Cloud console. Customers receive a single monthly bill and support from Google while Dell Technologies experts manage the operations for you.OneFS brings game-changing performance for file data in the public cloudBased on third party performance testing with the IOzone benchmark, OneFS delivered sustainable read throughput of 200GB/s and write throughput of 120GB/s.Now to put that in perspective, ESG compared these results to another NAS vendor offering file services in Google Cloud, and OneFS delivered: ​​up to 46X higher maximum read throughput​3up to 96X higher maximum write throughput​3up to 500x higher maximum file system capacity3​Let’s take a closer look at the benchmark configuration and results.Figure 1: IOzone Benchmark ConfigurationESG began testing with the goal of measuring maximum sequential read and write throughput, running the industry standard IOzone benchmark. A 512K block size was used emulate the data processing characteristics of large file workflows such as high-definition video post-production, seismic data analysis, IoT, and genomic processing. The benchmark ran on Google compute instances, each of which mounted a single 2PB file share over NFSv3, which was sized at a 2PB usable capacity.The number of compute cores were scaled from 64 threads, doubling the thread count with each load step, up to 1024 threads where peak sustainable load was achieved, as shown in Figure 2. These I/O threads were hosted by 128 virtual machines at the peak, each having 8 CPUs (n1-standard-8 instances).Figure 2: OneFS for Google Cloud Performance Scalability Benchmark ResultsESG validated that Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud achieved a maximum read performance of 200 GB/s and maximum write performance of 120 GB/s against a 2PB storage volume1.It is important to note that this is a scale-out filesystem, with linear scaling, which means if you want to double these performance numbers, double the size of the filesystem. OneFS can deliver massive throughput up to 945GB/s. ESG performed their benchmark runs with a 2PB configuration, and OneFS for Google Cloud scales up to 50PB. That’s the power of scale that we’re delivering!You can now run your high-performance computing file workloads in the cloud – with an enterprise grade, scalable file service that can go the distance. The new standard for file data in the public cloud has been set. Imagine what that can do for accelerating your business.AvailabilityOneFS for Google Cloud is available today. Customers in North America, Singapore and Sydney will be able to take advantage of OneFS for Google Cloud at launch, with additional global locations to be announced based on customer demand.1Source: ESG, Performance Testing of Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud, May 20202Source: IDC WW Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, 2019 Q4. Ranking by 4Q2019 vendor revenue3Based on a May 2020 ESG Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Performance Testing of Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS for Google Cloud”, estimate based on comparison of publicly available specifications and performance benchmarking results for a competing vendor’s NAS solution and Dell Technologies Cloud OneFS both on Google Cloud.  Actual results may vary. AD# G20000133last_img read more

Saint Mary’s announces speaker

first_imgBusinesswoman Mellody Hobson will deliver the 2012 Commencement address and receive an honorary doctor of humanities degree from Saint Mary’s, the College announced Monday. Literacy advocate and businesswoman Kathleen Flynn Fox, a 1974 Saint Mary’s alumna, will also be awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree at the ceremony, according to a press release. Susan Fitzgerald Rice, a 1961 College alumna and member of the SMC Board of Trustees, will receive the President’s Medal for her “exceptional contributions to the life of the College and society,” the press release stated. Hobson, a Chicago native and Princeton University graduate, is the current president of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based money management firm where she is responsible for firm-wide management and strategic planning, according to the press release. Hobson is nationally known for her expertise in financial literacy and investor education. She has appeared as a financial contributor on “Good Morning America” and ABC’s “World News Tonight.” She currently serves as a weekly finance expert of the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show radio program and is a contributor to Black Enterprise magazine. Additionally, her financial expertise has been profiled in a number of well-known publications including Essence, Fortune and the New York Times. Commencement will take place May 19 at noon on Le Mans Green.last_img read more

Stacey Sargeant Will Replace Saycon Sengbloh in Eclipsed

first_img Eclipsed Stacey Sargeant will take over for Saycon Sengbloh in the acclaimed off-Broadway production of Eclipsed from November 3. Starring Lupita Nyong’o, who will be transferring with the show to Broadway, the New York premiere officially opened on October 14 at the Public Theater’s LuEsther Theater.Sargeant will play Helena, a role she played in a previous production of Eclipsed at Yale Rep, for which Nyong’o was an understudy. Her off-Broadway credits include Big Love and Our Lady of Kibeho. Sargeant’s TV and film resume includes The Blacklist, Gossip Girl and Glee.Directed by Liesl Tommy and penned by Danai Gurira, Eclipsed is set amid the chaos of the Liberian Civil War. The captive wives of a rebel officer band together to form a fragile community—until the balance of their lives is upset by the arrival of a new girl. Drawing on reserves of wit and compassion, Eclipsed reveals distinct women who must discover their own means of survival in this deeply felt portrait of women finding and testing their own strength in a hostile world of horrors not of their own making.The cast also includes Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia and Zainab Jah. No word yet on which cast members will be joining Nyong’o on Broadway.The off-Broadway production will run through November 29. View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 19, 2016last_img read more

Trisha Yearwood to Join Fox’s Live Telecast of The Passion

first_img View Comments What’s the buzz?! Country music icon Trisha Yearwood has been tapped to play Mary, the mother of Jesus, in The Passion, a two-hour musical event, airing live from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20. Joining the three-time Grammy winner on the Fox telecast will be Latin superstar Prince Royce as the disciple Peter and the previously reported Tyler Perry, the show’s host and narrator.The Passion, written by Peter Barsocchini (High School Musical), tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth through a variety of popular music. Set in modern day, the event will follow the story of Jesus of Nazareth, as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. As Mary follows her son into Jerusalem, she already has witnessed Jesus struggle with opposition from other religious leaders, but bolsters him with the boundless depth of a mother’s love. Peter, meanwhile, remains one of Jesus’ closest confidantes, but his loyalty will be sternly tested.The event will unfold live at some of New Orleans’ most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.last_img read more

Vermont to offer ‘Citizens’ Bonds’ for sale on February 25

first_imgApproximately $20 million in State of Vermont Citizens Bonds will be offered for sale on February 25. The opportunity to purchase the general obligation bonds will be made available first to Vermont residents and businesses. The last Vermont Citizens Bonds offering in March 2009 sold out in less than three hours.Bonds may be purchased in $1,000 increments and must be bought through a registered broker/dealer. The bonds maturities will range from one to 10 years. The State Treasurer s Office does not sell the bonds directly and does not endorse any particular broker/dealer. Any bonds remaining after Vermonters have had the opportunity to invest will then be made available to retail and institutional investors from outside of the state. Based on the strong response to our March 2009 bond offering, I would urge anyone interested in purchasing these bonds to contact a registered broker/dealer right away, said State Treasurer Jeb Spaulding. Interest earnings from the bonds are exempt from state and federal taxes. As a new bond issue, these bonds are sold without commission or trading mark-up.The sale of bonds to investors is the process by which states borrow money to make critical investments in public infrastructure. The money raised by a bond sale funds the construction and maintenance of a wide range of State buildings and transportation projects. Moody s Investor Service has rated Vermont bonds as triple-A, the highest rating available to government issuers. Vermont bonds are also rated AA+ by Standard & Poor s Ratings Service and by Fitch Ratings. The higher the bond rating, the more creditworthy the rating agency evaluates a bond issuer to be.In addition to the Vermont Citizens Bonds, on February 25 the State Treasurer s Office also plans to make available up to $50 million in negotiated general obligation refunding bonds. The amount of refunding bonds, if any, will depend upon the level of interest rates at the time of the sale. Lower interest rates will mean that more bonds can be refinanced for savings. The process of issuing refunding bonds is similar in concept to a homeowner refinancing a home to take advantage of lower interest rates, explained Spaulding. Sales of these bonds enable the State to retire debt with higher interest rates and replace it with debt obligations that have lower interest charges.Investors interested in the Vermont Citizen s Bonds should contact their registered broker/dealer. If an investor does not have a broker/dealer, he or she may consult the Vermont Department of Banking, Insurance, Securities and Health Care Administration s web site to search a data base of registered broker/dealers with offices in the state. For a link to the BISHCA database go to www.BuyBonds.Vermont.gov(link is external) . The preliminary Official Statement for this offering also will be available at this link on the State Treasurer s web site around February 18. The offering is named: State of Vermont General Obligation Bonds, 2010 Series B (Citizens Bonds) and 2010 Series C (Refunding Bonds).Under no circumstances should this announcement of bond issuance be considered an offer to sell or a solicitation to offer to buy, nor shall there be any sales of the bonds in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sales would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The bonds will be offered for sale by means of an Official Statement.Source: Office of the State Treasurer. 2.4.2010.last_img read more

#CUNAGAC is underway!

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr The Governmental Affairs Conference has begun! It’s the biggest week of the year for credit unions and we will bring you coverage every day of CUNA’s 2015 conference. Check out the links below for the latest from Day 1 at #CUNAGAC!CU Magazine: Your Foundation: Providing Impactful PhilanthropyCU Magazine: Advocacy Gives CUs, Members a United VoiceCU Magazine: Desjardins Winners Committed to Financial EducationCU Magazine: Maxwell, Herring Winners Honor Duty to ServeCU Magazine: McChrystal: Beware the Pitfalls of ‘Predictive Hubris’CUNA News Now: NEW: NCUA’s Matz calls 2015 year of reg. reliefCUNA News Now: CU advocacy efforts take center stage during 2015 GACCUNA News Now: GAC: McChrystal presents first-ever ED (Filene) TalkCUNA News Now: GAC: Small CU roundtable explores ‘Five to Thrive’ growth strategiesCUNA News Now: GAC: CUs share their ‘Unite for Good’ storiesCU Times: Metsger Encourages Industry Evolution: Onsite CoverageCU Times: NCUA writing supplemental capital rule: Onsite at GACCU Times: Kasasa Now Flying Under Own Brand: Onsite CoverageCU Times: Credit Unions Are Like Coral Reefs: Onsite Coveragelast_img read more

CFO Focus: Financial results up, confidence in managing change down

first_img continue reading » Even as institutions reported improved financial results last year, CFOs’ confidence in their institutions’ ability to manage the financial impacts of an evolving business environment decreased in 2018, according to a recent Kaufman Hall report.The report, 2019 CFO Outlook: Performance Management Trends and Priorities for Financial Institutions, is based on a nationwide survey in late 2018 of executives from credit unions, banks, and other financial services institutions.The report notes that although the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reported a 30 percent increase in net income year over year for the financial services institutions insured by the agency, those banks and savings institutions also face increased exposure to interest-rate and credit risk, as well as emerging competition from “neobanks” and other nontraditional competitors.The combination of disruptive economic forces and increased competition has had a significant impact on senior executives’ confidence in their institutions’ ability to make course corrections in response to changing market conditions: ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more