FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Saturday, Utah State men’s basketball ensues in its Mountain West Conference season by visiting New Mexico at Dreamstyle Arena of Albuquerque, also known as “The Pit.” However, the Lobos have won three out of the last four in the series while the Aggies are 9-8 all-time at Albuquerque. January 24, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Men’s Basketball Visits The Pit Saturday Written by Tags: Anthony Mathis/Dreamstyle Arena/Neemias Queta/New Mexico Men’s Basketball/Sam Merrill/The Pit/USU Men’s Basketball/Vance Jackson Furthermore, the team that has had the lead at the half in the series has won nine of the last 11 games. While junior guard Sam Merrill (18.7 points per game) remains the Aggies’ leading scorer, Portuguese national, freshman center Neemias Queta (11 points, 8.2 rebounds per game). is really coming on of late. New Mexico comes into this game at 9-10 and 3-4 in conference play. Additionally, the Aggies are one of only eight teams in the nation to have six players that have scored 20 or more points this season. The Lobos have lost four out of their last five games and outscore opponents 1468-1458 (77.3-76.7 points per game). The Aggies have traditionally dominated the Lobos, leading the all-time series 23-11. New Mexico’s statistical leaders are senior guard Anthony Mathis (15.5 points) and sophomore guard/forward Vance Jackson (12.8 points, 7.3 rebounds per game). The proficient Aggies have also shot better than 50 percent from the field in three consecutive games. In that span, they are officially shooting 50.5 percent (141-279). Brad James The Aggies are currently 14-5 (4-2 in Mountain West play) on the season and are fresh off of a bye. Queta has scored in double figures in each of the last five games for the Aggies.
March 10, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/9/21 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBy ABC News(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEPittsburgh 4, NY Rangers 2Winnipeg 4, Toronto 3Florida 4, Columbus 2NY Islanders 2, Boston 1 (SO)Washington 5, New Jersey 4 (OT)Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 (SO)Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 3 (OT)Dallas 6, Chicago 1Carolina 3, Nashville 2 (OT)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLGonzaga 88, BYU 78Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund
A motion has passed in the first Oxford University Student Union meeting of Michaelmas term, to mandate both the President and Vice President to publicly oppose the abolition of maintenance grants.This motion comes in the light of plans announced by George Osborne in the emergency budget this summer to remove student maintenance grants and replace them with increased loans.The motion also proposes to mandate the OUSU Vice President to “lobby the University to mitigate the real and perceived fi nancial implications for future students”.OUSU Council noted that “the change would result in the poorest students graduating with bigger debts than the current system and with more debt than their peers”.OUSU has also stated that the Council believes that “maintenance grants are an important source of support, which encourage students from low-income backgrounds to apply to university and allow them to fully participate in student life once here and that replacing grants with loans is regressive and will increase the level of stress experienced by students from low-income families.”The motion passed with 65 votes for, four votes against and seven abstentions.OUSU President Becky Howe, who seconded the motion, told Cherwell, “Cutting maintenance grants would not only impact on students from the most disadvantaged backg rounds – it would mean that those taking the biggest maintenance loans would leave university with thousands of pounds’ more debt than their wealthier peers. It’s completely unfair and unacceptable.”An Oxford University spokesperson commented, “Oxford University off ers a very generous package of no-strings-attached financial support including grants and tuition fee reductions. We take into account the level of student debt when setting our annual financial support package.”It is believed that approximately 16 per cent of Oxford students currently receive maintenance grants, and a survey conducted by OUSU this summer found that 88 per cent of respondents believed that the abolition of maintenance grants “would negatively affect students from low-income backgrounds”.Christian Amos, a history student from St Catherine’s College, told Cherwell, “personally, I think it’s a good thing that Becky Howe is being mandated to do this. Tuition fees are a separate issue, but maintenance grants really have been an asset to many students from low income backgrounds. It is all very well saying that because you only pay back the maintenance grant when you’re earning that it’s not that big an issue, but now it puts undue financial burden on those most reliant on the maintenance loan – those who previously qualified for the grant.”Flora Hudson, an undergraduate from Exeter College, told Cherwell, “I think it is very positive that OUSU have been mandated to speak out against cuts to maintenance grants – as representatives for the Oxford student body, it is important that they stand by the students who will be hardest hit by these cuts and so devastatingly impacted by the irresponsible decisions of our government.”
Free educational program offered for relatives of the mentally illIf you have a loved one living with a mental illness, you may benefit from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family free education program. Locally, the English-speaking program starts Sept. 18 and the Spanish-speaking program starts Sept. 24.The classes consist of twelve 2.5-hour classes for families and caregivers of adult individuals living with a mental illness, with a focus on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, clinical depression, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).The course will be given by family members of individuals with a mental illness that have been trained by NAMI as educators of the Family-to-Family Program.To register for either program, contact Martha Silva at (201) 861-0614 or [email protected] Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteersLearn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. The next information session will be held at the Hudson County Courthouse, 595 Newark Ave. Rm. 901 on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization committed to advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children. CASA works through trained community volunteers to ensure that needed services and assistance are made available to children while helping to move them toward safe and permanent homes. Hudson County CASA volunteers are everyday people who make a direct impact in foster children’s lives. They are trusted, dedicated adults who seek to improve children’s well-being. CASA volunteers get to know their assigned child and his or her circumstances and provide valuable information to the court. Judges rely on the volunteers’ recommendations to make the best decisions about the children’s futures.For further information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.HCCC offers degree for addiction counselingTo help address a national and global issue, Hudson County Community College (HCCC) will offer a new Associate in Science (A.S.) degree program with a Human Services option in Addiction Counseling starting this September.In the HCCC degree program, students will learn the skills needed to fulfill the educational requirements for becoming a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC). These include assessment, counseling, case management, client education, and professional responsibility. Students will also develop an understanding of addiction, gain knowledge of the fundamental effects of addiction on drug/alcohol users and their families, and learn the biophysical impact of substance abuse. While in the program, students can also begin to fulfill the 3,000 hours of related work experience required for certification.After earning this degree, students may gain employment at substance abuse treatment facilities, including drug/alcohol treatment clinics, mental health centers, community health centers, prisons, and private practices. The HCCC program also prepares graduates to transfer to four-year institutions for baccalaureate degrees in Human Services/Social Work, or other related fields. Proposed development for LSP raises concernsFriends of Liberty State Park are concerned about a racetrack proposed for adjacent to the park and the lack of intervention by Gov. Phil Murphy to block it.Like a classic horror movie in which the threat keeps coming to life after it is thought to have been avoided, friends of the park have been battling threat after threat, including potential development hotel and other facilities proposed under GOP Gov. Christopher Christie, and later, the construction of a luxury marina for the south end of the park.A 2015 study done on behalf of Christie said the park has potential to generate revenue that would off-set the millions spent in upkeep.The latest proposal would allow the park’s roadways to be used for auto racing.Sam Pesin, president of the Friends of Liberty State Park, is trying to get state legislators to pass legislation that would end this proposal as well as other proposals that would alter the passive recreational uses at the park.The current proposal for a Formula One racetrack would include grandstands for spectators as well as use of the fields for cricket matches. While most of this would be on privately-owned land bordering the park, the proposal needs to use about 20 acres of the park. In exchange the developers would pay for the environmental cleanup of 200 acres the state has failed to clean up and is currently fenced off for public use. The developers are also offering to allow the public to use the race facilities for charity and other events on days when races are not being conducted. 1 / 2 The headlining band for the Sept. 30 Arts and Music Festival in Hoboken is going to be the Smithereens, featuring Marshall Crenshaw. (See brief) 2 / 2 Friends of Liberty State Park are concerned about a race track proposed for adjacent to the park and the lack of intervention by Gov. Phil Murphy to block it. (See brief) ❮ ❯ × 1 / 2 The headlining band for the Sept. 30 Arts and Music Festival in Hoboken is going to be the Smithereens, featuring Marshall Crenshaw. (See brief) 2 / 2 Friends of Liberty State Park are concerned about a race track proposed for adjacent to the park and the lack of intervention by Gov. Phil Murphy to block it. (See brief) ❮ ❯ Hoboken festival headliner announced: Marshall Crenshaw and the SmithereensFans of rock music from the ’80s are sure to be impressed — the headlining band for the Sept. 30 Arts and Music Festival in Hoboken is going to be the Smithereens, featuring Marshall Crenshaw.Crenshaw had a hit in 1982 with the song “Someday, Someway.”The Smithereens were formed in Carteret, N.J. They had a number of popular songs in the 1980s, including “A Girl Like You,” “Only a Memory,” “Too Much Passion,” and “Behind the Wall of Sleep” and “Blood and Roses.” Former lead singer Pat DiNizio passed away last December.For more information on the free event, click https://www.facebook.com/Hobokenartsfestival/ and keep watching hudsonreporter.com for news for Hoboken, Jersey City, and other Hudson County, N.J. towns.
Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has today (Friday 1 March) opened the new Taunton-based community Link Centre.The centre will work with people who are socially isolated and less likely to access traditional employment services such as jobcentres.Amber Rudd also visited jobcentres in Taunton and Chippenham, learning about how their work has contributed to the region’s record-breaking employment (79.8%).Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said: Press Office As well as continuing her fact-finding tour to establish how Universal Credit is working in local communities across the United Kingdom, Amber Rudd heard from staff in Chippenham about how they were helping homeless people access support. And jobcentre workers in Taunton told her about their efforts to encourage employers to be Disability Confident, opening up their jobs to people with disabilities and health conditions.Since her appointment in November, Amber Rudd has been reviewing the government’s key welfare reform, Universal Credit, which replaces 6 different benefits with one single payment.Earlier this year, Amber Rudd announced that the government would not extend the 2-child limit on Universal Credit for children born before April 2017, when the policy came into effect, benefiting around 15,000 families.She also announced changes designed to make Universal Credit fairer, including pilot schemes to provide more frequent payments for new claimants, a new online system for private landlords and a more flexible approach to childcare provisions.Contact Press Office Out-of-hours (journalists only) 07623 928 975 Caxton HouseTothill StreetLondonSW1H 9NA I want to make sure that everyone who needs jobcentre support knows how to access it, and that they trust us to help them whatever their circumstances. We can be quick to forget the difference having a job makes. England and Wales (local media enquiries) 029 20 586 then 097 or 098 or 099 London Press Office (national media and London area enquiries only – not questions about personal claims) 020 3267 5144 Twitter Facebook LinkedIn YouTube And I know that’s what our dedicated jobcentre staff want to help people achieve – peace of mind and a path to building a fulfilling future. For most people, being in work is good for their mental and physical health and is the best way for them to secure financial stability. Scotland (local media enquiries) 0131 310 1122 Follow DWP on:
On Saturday, September 9th, an impressive crew of musicians converged on the Mountain Theater in Marin County, CA’s Mount Tamalpais State Park for the 2017 edition of Sound Summit: A Benefit For The Mountain. Sound Summit is presented by Roots & Branches Conservancy, a group dedicated to raising funds for natural resource protection and conservation of Mount Tamalpais State Park and the surrounding areas.In addition to serving as a benefit for the state park, explained the Marin Independent Journal, the third consecutive Sound Summit was hosted “in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival, a historic weekend that drew tens of thousands of young people to the same 3,700-seat amphitheater on Mount Tam in June 1967, the Summer of Love, to hear then-fledgling bands like The Doors and the Jefferson Airplane. It was the first major rock festival in America, preceding the storied Monterey Pop Festival by a week…And it was the last major rock event of its kind on the mountain for 46 years, until Sound Summit executive producer Michael Nash staged Tam Jam in the Mountain Theater in 2013.”The 2017 Sound Summit event featured a very special Phil Lesh & Friends show with fellow founding Grateful Dead member Bob Weir, keyboardist Holly Bowling, and more, as well as a solo set by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and performances from indie rocker/actress Jenny Lewis, the legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and San Francisco-based folk band Vetiver.After an afternoon of music from the various opening acts, Jim James took the stage for a solo performance that included Paul Williams‘ classic ballad “Rainbow Connection,” Simon & Garfunkel‘s “America,” and various selections from the Jacket and his solo band’s catalogue. As a special surprise, Bob Weir came out and joined him for the end of his set, marking the second time in as many nights that Weir joined James onstage for an acoustic duo. The two finished out James’ set with Daniel Lanois‘ “The Maker,” as well as the Dead’s “Brokedown Palace” and a set-closing rendition of Buffalo Springfield‘s “For What It’s Worth.” However, this would not be the last time James and Weir shared the stage on this evening.Bob Weir Surprise Guests With Jim James Two Nights In A Row For Dead Tunes & More [Videos]Check out full video of Bob Weirs’s sit-in with Jim James at Sound Summit below, via YouTube user Steve Kiebus:SETLIST: Jim James | Sound Summit | Mountain Theater at Mount Tamalpais State Park | Mill Valley, CA | 9/9/17Rainbow Connection, Here in Spirit, Changing World, Everything Must Change, Wild Honey, America^, Over and Over, A New Life, I’m Amazed, Bermuda Highway, Same Old Lie, State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.), Wonderful^, The Maker* , Brokedown Palace*, For What It’s Worth** – w/ Bob Weir^ – w/ Eric JohnsonOn the heels of their collaborations at the recent LOCKN’ for, among other things, a run through the Grateful Dead’s classic 1977 album Terrapin Station, Sound Summit 2017’s Phil & Friends show with Bob Weir marked another rare modern onstage collaboration between the two founding band members. The set began with Bobby and Phil onstage playing an acoustic “Dark Star” similar to the one Weir played with Dead & Company during their 2017 summer tour. As the song went on, the rest of the band, including Holly Bowling and Ross James, joined the group onstage. The set went on to include takes on live Dead classics like “Playing In The Band,” “Box of Rain,” “Jack Straw,” and “Bird Song.” In addition, the band welcomed out Jim James to add coevals to “Tennessee Jed.” Finally, the band closed out the night with an appropriate “One More Saturday Night.”SETLIST: Phil Lesh & Friends with Bob Weir| Sound Summit | Mountain Theater at Mount Tamalpais State Park | Mill Valley, CA | 9/9/17Dark Star (acoustic) > Dark Star (Full Band) > Playing in the Band, Viola Lee Blues, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed* > Down on the Bottom* > Tennessee Jed*, Box of Rain, Jack Straw, Bird Song, Not Fade Away, One More Saturday Night* – With Jim JamesYou can watch the full Phil Lesh & Friends set with Bob Weir featuring a sit-in from Jim James below in three parts, via YouTube user skiebus (video h/t JamBuzz):Part 1:Part 2:Part 3: You can check out a gallery of gorgeous photos of Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Jim James, and Preservation Hall Jazz Band below, courtesy of photographer Dave Vann.[Cover photo via Dave Vann]Sound Summit 2017 | Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Jim James & More | Mountain Theater | Mount Tamalpais State Park | 9/9/17 | Photos by Dave Vann Load remaining images
If you’re an undergraduate or graduate student and have an essay to share about life at Harvard, please email your ideas to Jim Concannon, the Gazette’s news editor, at [email protected] A college education is not optional. That was what my parents said to me. As I grew older, I knew they were right in that funny way that parents usually are but that we don’t want to admit.They didn’t pressure me to be a doctor or a lawyer, but I had to go to college, and there were no ifs, ands, or buts about it. They said it was a place to figure out the rest of my life. After years of waking up early and endless exams, the idea of putting college off for a little while was tempting. But not only was college not optional, it couldn’t be postponed. Their fear was that I would either become lazy or get pregnant. You see, a certain level of importance was put on my graduation. I would be the first in my family to complete college.My mother and father were in their early to midteens when they began to date. They were unable to complete high school because of unforeseen circumstances. Before you get any wild ideas, I was not one of those circumstances. After five years of dating, they took a walk down the aisle. A year later, I was born.In preparation for my birth, my parents received their GEDs together. My mother took some college courses when I was in grade school, but had to stop before receiving a degree. To this day, my father takes classes at New York City College of Technology in pursuit of his bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies. Aside from my parents, I have a few aunts who tried one or two semesters of college, but were unable to complete a degree.Having never made a transition from high school to college, my family members were unequipped with the experience to help me with college decisions. So what happens when you are the first one in your family to make that transition? If you are anything like me, you felt completely lost.Like any kid, I made many mistakes. At my high school, there were thousands of students. I saw my guidance counselor twice in the three years I spent there. Now, I’m aware that I should have been aggressive. But then, I was a shy teenager. Instead of buying or borrowing a book on getting into college, I was assumed to know how the process worked. I failed to take a realistic look at my high school grades and applied to schools far out of my reach. After three painful rejection letters, I scrambled to find any school that would take me.Once admitted, I spent the academic year making sure that my grades were better and picked a major that I thought sounded great in the school catalog. Eventually, I decided to apply to a university with a real campus feel. So I settled on Saint John’s University. After a couple of schools, four majors, and many student loans, I found myself crossing that big stage. I shook hands with the dean of my college and received a bachelor of fine arts in creative photography. I accomplished what my parents had worked so hard for.Yet, something didn’t feel right. I had the degree, but was still unsure of my chosen career path.Two years later, I found myself attending the Harvard Extension School, trying out yet another concentration I was unsure of. Yet this time, I realized I really needed to figure out what would make me happy. I’ve spent the better part of my college career choosing majors that I thought would help me care for my family in the future. Although that was a nice gesture, I was bouncing around because I hadn’t asked myself the difficult question: What do I truly want to be when I grow up? It wasn’t an easy question.After some soul-searching, I realized that reading mountains of books makes me happy. I have been enveloping myself in books since I was young. My goal is to become a book editor and perhaps one day discover the next great American novel. Although it has taken 10 years to get here, it wouldn’t have been possible without my parents’ great advice. A college education is not optional.
At what other event would you hear, “This time there would be no Jell-O?” mused Egyptologist Peter Der Manuelian last Wednesday at the Harvard Art Museums.It sounded like a line straight from the wildly popular Science and Cooking Public Lecture Series, but the actual setting was a discussion and screening of a motion picture classic. Jell-O, it turns out, played the role of the famously parted Red Sea in Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 silent “The Ten Commandments.” (It made no repeat appearance in DeMille’s 1956 remake.)Lacking high-tech effects in 1923, DeMille and his production team opted for a 5-foot tub filled with the gelatin dessert, along with a few camera tricks, to work their miracle. But there would be no tricks when it came to creating the set for the film in the dunes of Guadalupe, Calif., a stand-in for Egypt. For months, an army of workers toiled on the 800-foot-wide, 100-foot-tall structure.DeMille’s silent classic has captivated film buffs for generations, but it was the vision of the massive set buried in the desert that captured the imagination of NYU film student Peter Brosnan in 1982. After hearing of a giant sphinx swallowed by the California dunes, Brosnan began a 30-year quest to unearth DeMille’s vision, a giant model of the City of the Pharaoh designed for the movie by the Paul Iribe, the “father of Art Deco.” The set had mysteriously vanished when the film wrapped.Brosnan’s fascination with the past and his archaeological hunt yielded his 2016 documentary “The Lost City of Cecil B. DeMille.” Members of the production team visited campus last week to discuss challenges with the dig in Guadalupe, 150 miles north of Hollywood, including a complex permitting process, lack of funding, protected birds, poor weather, and erosion.As the director of the Harvard Semitic Museum, Manuelian is no stranger to massive artifacts, real or replicated. During the talk, the Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology was eager to learn more about how the set-framing sphinxes were created.The project’s lead archaeologist, M. Colleen Hamilton, explained that they were fashioned from a single plaster cast mold, and that the desert helped preserve some of DeMille’s material, including certain sections of the hollow sphinxes. “When they were buried the sand filled the cavity, and that’s what kept them from being crushed,” said Hamilton.Stepping in for Brosnan, a last-minute cancellation, was the film’s producer, Dan Coplan, who said the filmmaker’s fascination with the project grew out of his desire to save an important part of movie history, and to “prove to the world that this really does exist.”The documentary is part archaeological success story, part history of cinema, with Brosnan tracking both his own efforts and those of DeMille, who in 1956 released a second version of “The Ten Commandments,” a Technicolor blockbuster starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner. (This time around, the director built his set in the desert outside Cairo.)As the documentary opens, Brosnan recalls watching DeMille’s 1956 movie when he was 5.“It’s the first film I remember seeing,” he says to the camera, “and I think it stayed with me so much not in the spiritual sense — in the sense of ‘How did they do that?’ and ‘How did they affect me so much with this image that they put on the screen?’”Brosnan’s film offers a compelling narrative and visuals. It also features a clever technological timeline. In 1923 DeMille filmed in the California desert with hand-cranked 35 mm cameras. Sixty years later, Brosnan and his team arrived with 16 mm cameras and sound. Over the years they switched to video and then, near the end of the production, digital high-definition equipment.“And my kids are here,” says Bronson as the documentary comes to a close, “filming me with an iPhone.”The talk was held in conjunction with Massachusetts Archaeology Month. On Oct. 26, the Harvard Art Museums will host a talk with staff, students, and faculty about work at Sardis, in western Turkey.
It was just a year ago at Dell EMC world that we launched the Dell EMC Heroes Program. This program was designed to give Dell EMC and Partner Systems Engineers a physical and virtual community, while keeping their technical training current and relevant.Today we celebrated our first full year of events at the Heroes Reception during the Global Partner Summit at Dell Technologies World.We brought together over 300 partners representing NA, LATAM, APJ, and EMEA and celebrated this incredible program which has held technical training sessions all around the world. From Melbourne, Australia to Doha, Qatar all the way to Johannesburg, South Africa and up to Calgary, Canada – there is no point on the globe that we have left untouched.Heroes Exchange Events bring up-to-date and relevant information about Dell EMC products, solutions and services right to our Partners who are our Heroes! In this forum, they can take their technical development to the next level and stand out among their peers.Our technical events have a twist. We aim to make the experience memorable and exciting for our Partners and so we work hard to ensure that the classroom is a fun and engaging place. After the training, our Partners have had the opportunity to go wine-tasting, go-carting, Porsche-driving, learn about football teams like the Dallas Cowboys, and much more! In these post-training activities, partners can network with each other and our Dell EMC SEs, which strengthens our community as Partner SEs and Dell SEs go to market together to serve our mutual customers.We were joined by Cheryl Cook (SVP Global Channel Marketing) and Joyce Mullen (President, Global Channel, OEM and IOT Solutions) who spoke about the need for the Heroes Program for our Partner SEs. Cheryl thanked our partners for being on the frontlines and representing Dell EMC in the market place. Joyce highlighted that our partners are at the leading edge of educating customers and helping them understand the business value of IT which is essential the success of the business and our partners. We also heard from KC Choi (SVP Global Enterprise Presales) on the importance of going to market jointly with our partners. Partners can use our customer solution centers like their own to host customers and educate them.Lagasse’s Stadium at the Palazzo Hotel is the perfect venue for us to come together and celebrate the year of Heroes success. At this Global Partner Summit, our partners have heard key solutions announcements at mainstage and technical sessions and the Heroes reception is a great forum to cap off the week and reinforce the learning.At this reception we recognized Robert Vargas of Green Services and Solutions (Bogota, Colombia) who were able to displace Sun, Oracle, HP ProLiant for their customer Alkosta (retail industry) by installing PowerEdge, Unity All Flash systems, and Data Domain resulting in energy savings, 75 percent footprint reduction and being Cloud-ready. We also recognized our frequent Heroes guests Manuel Morillo from Arrow (Madrid), Marcin Bednarski and Michal Pytlak from ENUE (Warsaw), and Juan Manuel Lopez from IPM (Madrid).As Dell Technologies World comes to a close, we want to remind you that Q2 is just getting started, and we will be holding many more Heroes Exchange events, more than doubling the numbers in APJ, NAM and LATAM. The Heroes Program is a foundational program that prepares our Partner SEs to represent Dell Technologies as best as possible to customers around the world, but it takes YOUR participation for the Heroes program to be successful!If you are a Dell EMC or Partner SE, please join our LinkedIn Group. If you have attended a Heroes event please share your photos on Social Media – #DellEMCHeroes
When you are standing in the data center manually updating another server, do you ever wonder “They have driverless cars and artificial intelligence, why am I still doing IT management manually? There has to be a better way.”?Did you know that up to 75% of downtime is caused by manual and disconnected IT processes? Additionally, many IT organizations are dealing with increased workloads and reduced budgets.These factors make it critical for IT professionals to work smarter. You need a tool that can deliver better results with less time and fewer steps, so you have the time and energy to drive business goals and manage complex IT infrastructure.At Dell Technologies, we believe an intuitive infrastructure management tool should be part of the value we deliver. Introducing our secret weapon: the latest version of Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise. It is designed to take the complexity out of IT infrastructure management.Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise 3 key pillarsSimplifyIntuitive user interface: The console offers a modern HTML5 GUI and deploys as a virtual appliance for VMware ESXi™, Microsoft® Hyper-V, and KVM environments. With elastic search technology, OpenManage Enterprise is intuitive. It requires less training efforts and new employees can learn the console in no time.Innovative plugin architecture is another exciting new feature. OpenManage Enterprise adds plugin extensibility with a new plugin dashboard. Through the same interface, plugins can be easily installed, updated and disabled. The first plugin will be OpenManage Enterprise – Power Manager. No more roaming through different management appliances just to complete essential tasks. “It’s so easy to be overwhelmed by too many features or too much functionality in a management console. Dell EMC OpenManage FlexSelect is a pretty smart approach to making IT management easy for customers.” notes Matt Kimball, Senior Analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy.UnifyOne-to-many: OpenManage Enterprise is a one-to-many systems management console for the data center. With one single tool, you can manage up to 8,000 devices regardless of form factors, such as Dell EMC PowerEdge racks, towers, modular servers, or newly added support for PowerVault MD and ME Storage systems.In addition, it allows you to monitor third party infrastructure within the same console. Two birds with one stone. Did I mention it allows you to manage devices remotely as well?AutomateAutomate lifecycle management activities: In addition to the user interface benefits mentioned above, OpenManage Enterprise delivers value through automation. It saves you time and reduces the risks of costly human error and IT downtime.See how OpenManage Enterprise helps you not only to complete critical management tasks, but complete them better.Hands-free discovery and deployment: Once a known services tag is discovered on the network, OpenManage Enterprise can automatically deploy the system using a predefined template. The template setup is simple. You can clone it from an existing server/chassis or follow the simple menu driven template creation or editing guide. Why would you still deploy servers manually?Comprehensive updates: It is critical to ensure your infrastructure is up to date. OpenManage Enterprise streamlines the update processes for you. From matching inventory with the latest updates on DellEMC.com, to downloading and streamlining updates, you can manage all these tasks with the menu driven setup feature. It allows you to streamline updates on demand or schedule for later.Configuration drift compliance monitor: Data center security is always the priority. OpenManage Enterprise enables you to set up and monitor individual servers or groups of servers for compliance and receive notification of deviations.Customized Reports: To further enhance your server lifecycle management journey, OpenManage Enterprise enables you to build and design customized reports that align with your unique business processes. For example, one of the most common headaches IT professionals face is locating NIC cards when a vendor issues a recall. Customizable reports provide you the detailed information on the servers that are using the recalled NIC cards.I revealed my secret on how the latest version of OpenManage Enterprise can help you get better results while saving time and effort. While Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise handles all the complicated administrative tasks for you, you can focus on critical decision making. Are you with me? Work smarter, not harder.To learn more about OpenManage Enterprise and stay up to date on all the new capabilities Dell EMC is bringing to market, follow us on twitter @DellEMCServers or visit dell.com/openmanage The causes and costs of data center system downtime: Advisory Board Q&A, Stephen J. Bigelow, Senior Technology Editor Dell EMC OpenManage Enterprise 3.2 will be announced in Dell Technology World 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. The release to web date is June 2019 The first plugin will be OpenManage Enterprise – Power Manager which will be released in July 2019 Accelerating it transformation through intelligent automation in server infrastructure, by Matt Kimball, Moor Insights & Strategy, September 2017  PowerVault MD and ME Storage systems support will be available in OpenManage Enterprise 3.2 Service tag is a unique identifier for each device. This new feature of auto deploy by services tags will be available on OpenManage Enterprise 3.2 release