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first_imgThe Ocean City Fire Department’s ongoing efforts to instruct and certify Ocean City High School students in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and in the use of AEDs (automated external defibrillators) continues this month.Classes are scheduled for 11:40 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Friday (Feb. 24) and 12:40 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 28). Members of the media are invited to learn more and to watch the students in action.The push to educate students in CPR started as part of an effort to expand the focus of “Janet’s Law,” a bill that was enacted in memory of Janet Zelinski, an 11-year old New Jersey girl who died of sudden cardiac arrest following a cheerleading squad practice. In brief, Janet’s Law requires public schools to have automated external defibrillators for youth athletic events and to establish certain plans relating to sudden cardiac events. Ocean City firefighters decided to expand on the requirements by providing full CPR certification.If a responder can begin CPR measures within five minutes of cardiac arrest, “the probability of survival increases exponentially,” Ocean City Fire Capt. Raymond Clark said.The OCFD is also committed to providing CPR training for the entire community. The department offers training for organizations at their sites on their schedule. It has classes scheduled for April 4 and May 21 at the Ocean City Free Public Library, and it is working with the American Heart Association to provide in-person skills testing for online CPR courses. Learn more about these programs. To arrange to visit CPR training in the schools, contact Clark at [email protected] or 609-525-9190. Ocean City Fire Department last_img read more

first_imgIn addition to VxRail for SAP HANA running on HCI, we have even more news!We understand that SAP provides customers choice for HCI software platforms including Nutanix. For SAP customers choosing Nutanix, Dell EMC XC Family also has achieved certification.Dell EMC XC940xd-24 and XC740xd-24 All Flash HCI Appliances Dell EMC has partnered with SAP since the release of SAP HANA in 2011, when they announced the HANA Appliance model for targeted workloads. Since then, our portfolio has expanded for SAP’s Tailored Datacenter Integration (TDI) deployment model for SAP HANA. The SAP TDI model enables customers to lower the TCO by deploying SAP HANA as part of your shared IT model.As HCI adoption has rapidly increased over the last few years—with 75% of deployments in the core data center2—it is no surprise that we have been increasingly asked by our customers, “What about running SAP HANA in production on Dell EMC HCI?”Similar to our investments for Dell EMC servers, storage and converged systems, Dell EMC solutions and engineering teams worked closely with SAP to test, validate and document our configurations meeting SAP HANA performance KPIs for our HCI infrastructure.Dell EMC HCI—in particular, VxRail— is architected to support in-memory database applications such as SAP HANA, with features such as Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors including high-memory options; Dell EMC PowerEdge servers designed for software-defined storage; next-generation future proofing technologies, such as NVMe cache drives; and powered by the leading HCI software, VMware vSAN and VMware vSphere.Our ultimate goal is to deliver the most seamless package of HCI software and infrastructure on VxRail, powered by VMware. Specifically, SAP has certified Dell EMC VxRail P-Series all-flash (P570F), powered by VMware’s HCI software platform (VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN) to run SAP HANA on HCI for production.VxRail P-Series All Flash (P570F) Performance Optimized System Our infrastructure portfolio for SAP HANA just got stronger.Today we have great news! Our SAP HANA certified infrastructure portfolio has grown to include running SAP HANA in production on Dell EMC hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI).And the timing could not be better, especially if you are already running SAP Business Suite applications on Dell EMC. Just consider the momentum of SAP HANA1;Since the 2011 release of SAP’s market-leading SAP HANA platform for real-time computing, adoption has grown to 25,000 customers.With the pending end of maintenance and support for SAP Business Suite 7 applications in 2025, customers are looking to move to S/4HANA. Since its launch in 2015, licensed customers for S/4HANA has grown to 8,900 in Q2/18.center_img With both VxRail and XC Family, Dell EMC delivers a fully engineered, hyper-converged infrastructure solution that enables businesses to innovate faster and accelerate IT operations.Customers implementing the solution can expect the following benefits:Agility―A modern SAP landscape management experience that delivers automated provisioning capabilities for SAP applications including SAP HANA and provides a faster time-to-value.Engineering―Compute, networking, and storage components that are integrated with the specified prerequisites, and dependencies that have been tested to deliver a seamless solution experience.Optimization―Design and deployment guides that highlight proven performance, automation, and resiliency best practices for SAP landscapes including SAP HANA.If this topic is top of mind for you, I encourage you to visit the Dell EMC Booths and meet our experts at SAP TechEd 2018 in Barcelona or talk to your Dell EMC account rep today. We’d be happy to discuss the benefits of SAP HANA on Dell EMC HCI, as well as our broad Dell EMC portfolio of solutions and services that are ideal for any customers’ infrastructure needs in SAP environments.1Source: 451 Research, December 20162Source: SAP Corporate Facts, July 2018last_img read more

first_imgIn the five days since President Donald Trump signed an executive order on immigration, the approximately 30 Notre Dame students from the affected countries, and the staff who assist them, have been uncertain about their futures.“This is a big change, a big sudden change,” Arman Mirhashemi, a Ph.D. candidate in aerospace and mechanical engineering from Iran, said. “You don’t expect it, so you don’t know what to do with it.”The executive order, issued Friday, stops U.S. visas from being issued to nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen for 90 days; changes rules regarding refugees and Syrian nationals specifically; and calls for a review of the visa adjudication process, with the goal of preventing terrorism.Emily McConville | The Observer Notre Dame International’s (NDI) Director of International Programs, Rosemary Max, said most of the approximately 30 students from the countries affected by the order are graduate students in STEM fields, and many come from Iran. In addition, there are also “a handful of faculty handled by the order,” as well as two visiting professors who were slated to arrive next week, but now are most likely not able to enter the United States, University spokesman Dennis Brown said. While all the current students were safely on campus when it was issued, Max said the order still affects them. “These are students who are busy doing amazing things for us,” she said. “They have family members in other countries. Some of them have spouses in another country that they were hoping to go and see very soon, and so there are questions about whether they will be able to do those things in the next 90 days or not, and what will happen after that — we just don’t know.”  The order sparked protests around the country, including in South Bend. On Sunday, University President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement, condemning the order as “sweeping, indiscriminate and abrupt,” and urging Trump to rescind it. Saint Mary’s President Jan Cervelli also condemned the order. According to Mana Derekshani, director of the Center for Women’s Intercultural Leadership, no students of the College are from the affected countries. Soon after the order was issued, students from the seven affected countries received an email advising them not to leave the country. Max said students were invited to come into or email Notre Dame International if they had further questions — but there was not much information to give in response. For several days, the status of people from the affected countries who have green cards was still unclear. The Trump administration said Sunday green-card holders would not be prevented from entering.Some Notre Dame students who are citizens of one of the seven countries affected are also citizens of a country the administration did not name. Initially, dual citizens were included under the ban, but Max said dual citizens of some countries may soon be able to enter — but it isn’t clear which ones. “Someone from the U.K. but [who] was born in Syria might be able to travel, but it’s too early to tell,” she said. “It’s still very murky. I would say one thing is what’s on paper and what’s actually happening at the border — we’re trying to get our mind around those two things, so we can see how best to advise our students.” In addition, Max said it isn’t clear whether students can change their visa status from, say, a student visa to a work visa if they want to get a job. That, Mirhashemi said, is a concern of many students set to graduate this spring. He said a common path for students after school is to get a temporary work visa in their field of study. “Everything is on hold — all petitions and everything for anybody with Iranian origin, as well as the other six countries,” he said. Unlike many Iranian students, Mirhashemi, who has been in the United States for seven years, has permanent residency, as opposed to a nonimmigrant student visa. But over the weekend, he spearheaded an effort to write a letter to Jenkins expressing concern over the scope of the executive order and gratitude towards Jenkins for his statement against it. 21 students from the affected countries signed it — 19 from Iran, one from Syria and one from Iraq.  Mirhashemi, who was involved in political and human rights activism in Iran, said Trump reminds him of former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was hostile to the United States, in that “both see the world in a binary.” He said he worries the order is contradictory to American values.  “When you’re looking at the United States, you’re looking at a country with a rich history toward freedom and justice,” he said. “So you don’t expect this happens in such a country. I think part of my concerns from this are what is going to happen both for me and — it’s not only something that affects the U.S. It affects everywhere.” Max said she hopes Trump will issue another executive order clarifying certain points in the first order, at which point NDI may host a forum to answer questions. In the meantime, she said the University would continue to support those students. “International students — when they come here — there are so many barriers already to get here in terms of traveling, visa, expenses, new culture — and so just maybe keep in mind that these are people who are quite resilient. They’re great resources for our community, and students should feel free to reach out to them and talk to them, and welcome them again especially in this time,” she said. Tags: Donald Trump, executive order, Immigration, Iran, Refugeeslast_img read more

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Following a one-year hiatus, the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the return of its popular Shopping Scramble event in November. The event has been changed from a one day shopping experience, to a week-long event that has shoppers and local retailers in mind as everyone begins thinking about the Holiday shopping season.The 2018 Annual Shopping Scramble will begin on Monday, Nov. 19 with a luncheon at Greensburg City Hall Gymnasium and will conclude with a closing event at Aspen Place Health Campus on Monday, Nov.  26. The week will coincide with Small Business Saturday, a nationwide promotion to encourage supporting local businesses, specifically on Saturday, Nov. 24.The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce will be assisted in this event by the fine folks of MainStreet Greensburg. Both organizations have been designated as Champions of the American Express Small Business Saturday promotion. Area residents will soon see banners, posters and other marketing efforts regarding Shop Small Saturday from these two organizations.The Shopping Scramble will actually begin what the Chamber of Commerce calls “Shop Till You Drop” week in Greensburg and Decatur County and will start on Monday, Nov. 19, with a kick-off luncheon at Greensburg City Hall. At this luncheon, Shopping Scramble participants will receive a meal, their scorecard, goody bags and instructions on how the week will unfold. The event will conclude with light snacks and desserts on Monday, Nov. 26, at Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. This will be more of a late afternoon/early evening event.There will be prizes and the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce will make a contribution to another non-profit organization from the Greensburg/Decatur County area as a result of these efforts.The price to be involved in this event for shoppers is only $20 and that will include the kick-off luncheon, a voucher for a meal at a Chamber of Commerce member restaurant and the closing event at Aspen Place Health Campus.“Our past Shopping Scramble forced shoppers to rush through participating merchant stores and while our tracking of the spending has shown an average of $6,000 boost to the local economy in just six hours, we believe that it just made for a hectic day for many,” Jeff Emsweller, Executive Director of the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce said. “This revamped event can still have team participation as we have in the past, but it gives our shoppers a more relaxed event. They can actually spend more time in stores and not feel so rushed to just get in and out. Our retail merchants will benefit by not feeling like people are just coming in to sign up for an opportunity to win a free gift. This format makes it possible for retailers to provide a more customer friendly service to those shopping by being able to answer questions or helping in the shopping experience.”Shoppers participating in the event will be given an identifying name tag which will tell merchants they are participating in the event. This tag should be worn throughout the week, when the participant plans to shop and will allow the shoppers to sign up for the end event prizes from the participating merchants.While it is not required to spend money at the local retail stores in order to participate, the Chamber asks shoppers to keep track of the stores they visit and write down how much, if any, money they spent at the stores. At the end of the event, the Chamber will ask shoppers to look at their scorecard for an opportunity to win additional prizes through “closest to the pin” type contests. Those scorecards are then collected by the Chamber so data can be used for future planning.Those wishing to participate in this fun event, which gives back to the community in so many ways, may register online at the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce website at www.greensburgchamber.com and then by clicking on the program in the Upcoming Events scrolling section of the website. They may also register by calling 812-663-2832.Submitted by the Greensburg Chamber of Commercelast_img read more

first_img Danish Ansari Written By The women’s division in WWE has performed extremely well over the years and WWE SmackDown has treated the fans to some of the most entertaining matches they have ever seen. Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Braun Strowman Vs Tyson Fury, Will It Happen?A look at some of the best women’s rivalries on WWE SmackDownBayley vs Charlotte FlairCharlotte’s father used underhanded tricks and tactics to gain an edge over his opponents for years. His daughter was on the other side of it throughout her rivalry against Bayley. Charlotte, however, won the final battle as she closed the bitter rivalry by claiming a record 10th Women’s Championship.Asuka vs Becky LynchAsuka and Becky Lynch were involved in an interesting rivalry on WWE SmackDown earlier this year. The feud ended with Asuka digging deep to defeat Becky Lynch at the Royal Rumble PPV. Lynch won the Women’s Royal Rumble match the same night and soon captured the Raw Women’s Championship after the win. Lynch and Asuka never had a one-on-one fight since then. Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Know Where To Watch Upcoming SmackDown Live MatchesBecky Lynch vs Charlotte FlairBecky Lynch has arguably become one of the biggest stars in WWE. Her rivalry with Charlotte which saw her as an underdog through the most part of the feud definitely helped her capitalise and build upon the heat Charlotte has been receiving from fans for being majorly pushed to the top since being brought onto the main roster; your answer in case you wonder why almost every rivalry on this list involves Charlotte Flair.Becky’s rant against the WWE and Charlotte made her an immediate fan favourite as she headlined the PPV which generated the loudest of reactions from the WWE Universe. It was this rivalry that made her an unprecedented accomplishment for a female star and got Becky Lynch her first Women’s Championship win.Naomi vs Charlotte Flair This was another brief rivalry on WWE Smackdown. Since Charlotte was drafted back to Smackdown Live, there was a lot of excitement amongst fans who were expecting a feud between these two talented women down the line. It wasn’t too long before the two clashed in a one-on-one action which showcased the potential both these women have in the ring. Naomi and Charlotte broke out some of the best sequences during the fight.  Also Read | WWE SmackDown Draft 2019: PredictionsWWE: More memorable rivalries to comeWWE has taken major steps in the last two years to assure that women would get what they deserve. From longer matches to more titles and opportunities, and finally main-eventing PPVs. Ever since the Women’s evolution, the ladies have been major milestones, and on October 28 this year, they are looking to do it again with the first-ever all women’s PPV event.Also Read | WWE: Kevin Owens Is No Longer Listed As An Active WWE Superstar! LIVE TV FOLLOW US First Published: 10th October, 2019 22:49 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Last Updated: 10th October, 2019 22:49 IST WWE SmackDown: Biggest Rivalries In Women’s Wrestling In Recent Times WWE SmackDown is home to some of the best women rivalries we have seen in the history of WWE SmackDown. Read on to know what are the most memorable ones.last_img read more

first_img1 Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid will face each other in the Champions League quarter-finals after the rivals were paired together at the draw in Switzerland.The Spanish sides played in the final of the competition last year with Carlo Ancelotti’s Los Blancos overcoming Diego Simeone’s team 4-1 after extra-time.And now the Argentine will be looking for revenge as Atletico attempt to win the trophy for the first time.Elsewhere, Chelsea’s conquerors Paris Saint-Germain take on Barcelona, who defeated Manchester City 3-1 on aggregate.Bayern Munich will face Porto as they try to win the competition for a sixth time, while Juventus play Monaco.Champions League quarter-final draw:Paris Saint-Germain v BarcelonaAtletico Madrid v Real MadridPorto v Bayern MunichJuventus v Monaco Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid to meet in the Champions League again last_img read more