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Continuing Converged Leadership and Strong Growth in HCI

first_imgA huge thank you to our customers and partners for their support and belief in us. This dynamic growth would not have been possible without their backing. While we are rightfully proud of our continued position as No. 1 in converged systems, a segment that we created and have been undisputed leaders of for several years, I’m thrilled with our success in the hyper-converged systems category, the fastest growing segment of the converged systems landscape. According to IDC’s 4Q2016 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker, revenue from Dell Technologies HCI portfolio outgrew the total HCI market—one of the fastest growing IT markets—by more than two-fold and accounted for 20.9 percent of hyper-converged system shipments in the fourth quarter of 2016.HCI Comes of Age  From a humble start as the younger sibling of converged infrastructure, HCI has quickly come of age and is expected to outgrow the total converged systems market each of the next five years. This is borne out by the fact that we are seeing customers deploy HCI for a broad range of workloads from VDI (Rent-A-Center), real time data analytics (Dimension Data), running core applications to support fast expanding businesses (The CSI Companies), and DevOps to hybrid cloud environment. All the indications are that HCI is gearing up for prime time.Dell EMC Success in HCIDell EMC is no stranger to success and has one of the broadest portfolios of market leading products, all in one place. However, our HCI growth has been phenomenal and we are the fastest growing vendor in the IDC Tracker. Let me explain why this is such a crucial and remarkable achievement.Dell EMC customers are benefitting from the HCI capabilities of both Dell and EMC. Dell has been in the HCI market since 2014 with the XC Series powered by Nutanix. The EMC business established its HCI presence not so long ago and in just over the past 12 months, we have created a highly successful business in VxRail and VxRack. VxRail in particular has grown at a tremendous rate. Since its launch, Dell EMC has sold more than 8,000 VxRail nodes—exceeding 65 petabytes of storage and 100,000 cores—to more than 1,000 customers in dozens of industries across 78 countries. Simplicity, scalability and automation at the right price point are the key ingredients for this success. Benefits realized by customers such as Data Recognition Corporation and Convergys are testament to this fact.Similarly, VxRack is charting its own success path with numerous deployments with Fortune 500 companies, across a wide spectrum of verticals from financial institutions and insurance to hospitality. These businesses depend heavily on VxRack as their core HCI data center that will help them to deliver on their IT transformation aspirations.Our XC Series is also performing strongly, surpassing our goals and expectations as it forges ahead into new opportunities in addition to meeting the increased demand we’re seeing from existing customers, keen to grow their installations as additional workloads are added to their XC Series infrastructure. Click here to check out how customers such as Cardlytics are taking advantage of our solutions.We know one size doesn’t fit all and Dell EMC’s HCI portfolio can cover a majority of workloads and customer needs, including customers who have standardized on industry leading VMware solutions (VxRack SDDC and VxRail) and those who need a choice of hypervisors, different operating systems and bare-metal container use cases (VxRack Flex). We are leaving no stone unturned.Dell + EMC = Better Together   Although the two legacy companies might have embarked on their HCI paths at different times and via different routes — we have, as part of our integration efforts, set ourselves the goal of becoming No. 1 in the HCI market by the end of 2017. We’re very close to hitting that goal. And here’s what’s even more encouraging: we are rapidly closing the gap between ourselves and the #1 vendor, and pulling away from the No. 3 and No. 4 vendors.This remarkable better together result has been achieved by constantly innovating, continually striving to provide customers with the best solutions, and not resting on our laurels. What better example of this than incorporating, in less than six weeks after the Dell EMC merger closed, Dell EMC PowerEdge, into our VxRail Appliances and VxRack Systems portfolio. Highlighting the formidable strength of the Dell EMC partnership, this development again reiterated that we are stronger, and better together.A few weeks ago we announced Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud on VxRail Appliances. As organizations increasingly move towards hybrid cloud as an enabler for IT transformation and adopt HCI for mission critical workloads, EHC on VxRail Appliances will allow organizations to start small and grow as their demand for hybrid cloud services increases. We also announced Native Hybrid Cloud, a turnkey cloud native platform based on Pivotal Cloud Foundry, on VxRail earlier this year and Dell EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud is also available VxRack Flex. All this further underlines the commitment of Dell EMC’s Converged Platforms and Solutions Division to continue to be at the forefront of driving adoption of converged and hyper-converged solutions at every price point.Later in the year, we will introduce new more affordable consumption models and a hybrid cloud platform solution based on the Azure Stack. Our mission is simple: to become our customers’ trusted advisor for the next industrial revolution and expedite their IT transformation journey. We will do this by developing solutions that meet customer needs for a full range of workload applications built on a modern IT infrastructure that delivers scalability, agility, flexibility and powerful results. IDC’s 4Q2016 Worldwide Quarterly Converged Systems Tracker has once again recognized Dell Technologies as No. 1 in the total converged systems market in terms of revenue, units shipped and new capacity shipments. In particular, Dell EMC leads the Integrated Infrastructure Systems segment with a 73 percent market share up six percentage points from the 67 percent in 4Q15. This IDC Tracker also confirmed our phenomenal growth in hyper-converged systems revenue, which was up 206 percent (Y/Y) during the fourth quarter of 2016. According to IDC, Dell Technologies captured 26.9 percent share of the overall Converged Systems (CS) revenue for the fourth quarter of 2016 and 28.4 percent share of the calendar year revenue. We are clearly a leader in this market.last_img read more

Borrello Pushes To Exempt Pennsylvania Workers From NY Quarantine

first_imgMGN Stock Image.JAMESTOWN — State Senator George Borrello has joined local and regional lawmakers in urging New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to exempt from quarantine Pennsylvania residents who work in New York.Borrello joined a group of Southern Tier and Western New York lawmakers in urging Governor Cuomo to provide an exemption for workers who live in Pennsylvania but work in New York from potentially being included in the governor’s COVID-19 travel advisory that now covers more than 30 states.Cuomo’s travel advisory applies to any person traveling to New York from states with a significant community spread of COVID-19 and requires them to quarantine for 14 days.Chautauqua County Executive, New York State Senate Candidate George Borrello (R). Image by Justin Gould/WNYNewsNow. 05/02/19.Borrello noted that “our regional economies are still fragile and working to recover in the wake of our months-long, mandatory shutdown. If Pennsylvania were to be added to the list of states under quarantine, it would be a terrible hit to our struggling recovery. There are thousands of Pennsylvania residents who work in communities in the Southern Tier and Western New York whose employers would be negatively impacted at a time when they can least afford it.” In addition to Borrello, the state lawmakers who signed the letter include Senator Tom O’Mara, Senator Fred Akshar, Assemblywoman Marjorie Byrnes, Assemblyman Chris Friend, Assemblyman Joe Giglio and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano. Together, they sent a letter to Cuomo warning that the inclusion of neighboring state workers in the required travel advisory quarantine would be devastating to local economies across the Southern Tier region.In a letter Monday to Cuomo, lawmakers wrote, “Currently, the travel advisory is one of your administration’s primary efforts to contain the pandemic and protect the positive trajectory that New York State and our local regions have achieved in controlling its spread. While we understand the need for caution behind the advisory and its accompanying quarantine requirement, we also strongly urge you to take into full consideration the potentially severe economic consequences for regions like ours that border another state, in this case Pennsylvania, where there is a daily influx of out-of-state workers essential to our local economies.”The letter outlines a worst-case scenario where, for example, Pennsylvania is added to the Cuomo travel advisory largely because of coronavirus spikes in large cities like Philadelphia and Pittsburgh while border counties remain stable.“Consequently, we appreciate this opportunity to urge you to be pro-active on this consideration and, anticipating a worst-case scenario, immediately work to clarify this concern for employers and workers and, especially, devise protocols that will continue to accommodate across-the-border employment. In fact, we have read the recent reports that you have provided an exemption from the travel advisory/quarantine for New Jersey residents and believe that residents and workers from New York’s other border states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Vermont should be provided a similar exemption,” the legislators wrote.The letter notes approximately 9,500 Pennsylvania residents work within the Southern Tier region and more than 6,300 residents of the Southern Tier work in Pennsylvania.“In short, it is clear that this reality of across-the-border employment is fundamental to our local economies and regional economic success – and it must be taken into account throughout the implementation of New York State’s travel advisory,” the letter said. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters completes acquisition of Tully’s

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Tully s Coffee® brand and wholesale coffee business from Tully s Coffee Corporation for the purchase price of $40.3 million.Initially announced on September 15, 2008, the transaction was completed after receiving the required shareholders vote and satisfaction of the required closing conditions, as set forth in the Asset Purchase Agreement previously filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company financed this purchase through its existing $225 million senior revolving credit facility. This acquisition hits at the intersection of our goals — to bring an outstanding specialty coffee brand into our family of brands and to expand GMCR s West Coast presence, said Larry Blanford, President and Chief Executive Officer of GMCR. The acquisition strengthens our leadership in specialty coffee and will support our plans to establish our proprietary Keurig Single-Cup Brewing system as the preferred way to enjoy coffee throughout North America.Tully s retail locations will continue to operate under license and supply agreements with GMCR. The retail and international business will remain an independent company, operating under the name of TC Global, Inc., owned by its existing shareholders, and managed by its existing management team.As previously disclosed, the Company anticipates that this transaction will be neutral to slightly accretive to its earnings per share for the first twelve months of its ownership, and accretive thereafter.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR)As a leader in the specialty coffee industry, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. GMCR s operations are managed through two business units. The Specialty Coffee business unit produces coffee, tea and hot cocoa from its family of brands, including Tully s Coffee®, Green Mountain Coffee® and Newman s Own® Organics coffee. The Keurig business unit is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup brewing systems. K-Cup® portion packs for Keurig® Single-Cup Brewers are produced by a variety of licensed roasters, including Green Mountain Coffee and Tully s Coffee. GMCR supports local and global communities by offsetting 100% of its direct greenhouse gas emissions, investing in Fair Trade Certified ¢ coffee, and donating at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to social and environmental projects. Visit www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external) and www.Keurig.com(link is external) for more information.Forward-Looking StatementsCertain statements contained herein are not based on historical fact and are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the applicable securities laws and regulations. Owing to the uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, actual results could differ materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the impact on sales and profitability of consumer sentiment in this difficult economic environment, the Company s success in efficiently expanding operations and capacity to meet growth, the Company s success in efficiently and effectively integrating Tully s wholesale operations and capacity into its Specialty Coffee business unit, the ability of our lenders to honor their commitments under our credit facility, competition and other business conditions in the coffee industry and food industry in general, fluctuations in availability and cost of high-quality green coffee, any other increases in costs including fuel, the unknown impact of management changes, Keurig s ability to continue to grow and build profits with its roaster partners in the office and at home markets, the impact of the loss of one or more major customers for Green Mountain Coffee or reduction in the volume of purchases by one or more major customers, delays in the timing of adding new locations with existing customers, Green Mountain Coffee s level of success in continuing to attract new customers, sales mix variances, weather and special or unusual events, as well as other risks described more fully in the Company s filings with the SEC. Forward-looking statements reflect management s analysis as of the date of this press release. The Company does not undertake to revise these statements to reflect subsequent developments, other than in its regular, quarterly earnings releases. WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–last_img read more

Brazilian Navy Sends Field Hospital to Chile

first_imgBy Dialogo March 05, 2010 The Brazilian Navy has sent a field hospital to Chile, on a Brazilian Air Force plane, to help with humanitarian-aid operations for the victims of the earthquake that struck that country. The field hospital has the capacity to see up to four hundred patients per day, relying on a staff of forty-seven military personnel in the healthcare field. The following activities can be performed: • first aid and treatment of common and contagious diseases; • three to four surgeries per day (with anesthesia), such as laparotomy, appendectomy, thoracocentesis, debriding wounds, setting fractures, and amputations; • emergency resuscitation, such as airway, breathing, and circulation management, intensive care (two beds), hemorrhage control, treatment for shock, and other life-saving emergency treatments; • stabilization and evacuation, if necessary, for the next level of care; • admission of up to eighteen patients for a maximum period of forty-eight hours for monitoring and treatment; • up to forty basic X-ray and ultrasound exams per day; • maintenance of an adequate inventory of medical supplies to ensure self-sufficiency for up to sixty days; and • maintenance of an advanced medical team, consisting of one doctor and two nurses trained in prehospital emergency care.last_img read more

Best Mac accessories for your new Apple M1 Silicon Macs » Gadget Flow

first_imgOn Tuesday, Apple unveiled its much-anticipated M1 proprietary chip and the new MacBooks and Mac Mini that use it. But what accessories should you get for your new Mac? We’ve got some great ideas for you in today’s Daily Digest. Keep reading to see the gadgets that can make your new Mac even better.Excited about the new Apple M1 Silicon Macs? So are we. And if you’re looking to upgrade to the next generation of Macs with Apple’s new M1 chip revealed at Apple’s Tuesday event, you’ll want to look into some of the best Mac accessories for M1 Silicon Macs.Related: Apple Silicon Macs—should you buy the new Macs with the M1 chip?- Advertisement – SanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSDThe SanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSD is on our list of the best accessories for M1 Silicon Macs because it delivers lightning-fast transfer speeds. SanDisk’s NVMe technology dramatically increases file transfer speeds up to 1,050 MB/s. DriveSlide Laptop Attachment SanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSD SINEX Multifunctional Laptop Stand CaseThe SINEX Multifunctional Laptop Stand Case is another excellent item on our list of best accessories for M1 Silicon Macs. It has a 3-in-1 design that works as a case, ergonomic stand, and wrist rest. You’ve never worked more comfortably on your MacBook. – Advertisement – Henge Docks Vertical MacBook Pro DockHenge Docks Vertical MacBook Pro Dock with a monitor Another great item on this list of the best accessories for M1 Silicon Macs is the HYPER HyperDrive Duo MacBook USB-C Hub. It attaches to your laptop with a magnet, and the two USB-C ports give you both 100-watt power delivery and 60-watt data transfer. DriveSlide Laptop Attachment HYPER HyperDrive Duo MacBook USB-C Hub Twelve South Curve SE MacBook StandThe Twelve South Curve SE MacBook Stand adds instant style to your workspace. That’s because it elevates your MacBook to a comfortable height and has a beautiful one-piece design.Twelve South Curve SE MacBook StandTwelve South Curve SE MacBook stand on a workspaceTrooss Smart USB-C Charging HubThe Trooss Smart USB-C Charging Hub lets you wirelessly charge your compatible smartphone or Apple Watch right on your MacBook. It also provides seven ports, including an HDMI port that supports 4K at 30 Hz. Henge Docks Vertical MacBook Pro Dock Trooss Smart USB-C Charging HubTrooss Smart USB-C Charging Hub on a laptop ElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook Power Adaptor The Gadget Flow Daily Digest highlights and explores the latest intech trends to keep you informed. Want it straight to your inbox?Subscribe ➜ MonitorMate ProBASE Gen2 Multifunctional StandThe MonitorMate ProBASE Gen2 Multifunctional Stand is a USB 3.1 stand and boasts Superspeed+ data transmission. It also provides several ports, including a Micro SD slot, USB-C port, and a 4K HDMI port.MonitorMate ProBASE Gen2 Multifunctional StandMonitorMate ProBASE Gen2 multifunctional stand on a home workspaceHYPER HyperDrive Duo MacBook USB-C Hub- Advertisement – Mac MiniApple Magic Mouse 2The Apple Magic Mouse 2 is a great addition to any Mac Mini. It’s lighter than previous versions and has fewer moving parts. Plus, its rechargeable design means you won’t have to buy batteries for this mouse.Satechi Type-C Aluminum Stand & Mac MiniThe Satechi Type-C Aluminum Stand & Mac Mini is a stand made just for your Mac Mini. It lifts your Mac and gives you six additional ports with just one USB-C connection. You’ll also love the built-in air vents.USB-C Mini by NondaThe USB-C Mini by Nonda is perfect for anyone who needs a super-small USB-C adapter. It has a low profile, measuring just 1.1 inches long. The opposite end plugs into standard USB-A cables like chargers and storage drives.USB-C Mini by NondaUSB-C Mini by Nonda on a laptopBenQ PD322OU 32-Inch Full-HD DisplayThe BenQ PD322OU 32-Inch Full-HD Display is a great monitor for Mac Minis. It works in the P3 wide color gamut that Apple uses, and it has a MacBook color mode designed for professionals using Apple’s computers. SINEX Multifunctional Laptop Stand Case SINEX Multifunctional Laptop Stand Casecenter_img Henge Docks Vertical MacBook Pro DockThe Henge Docks Vertical MacBook Pro Dock clears up space on your desk since it keeps your MacBook lifted while it charges. Best of all, you can keep your peripherals plugged into this docking station while it powers your laptop. DriveSlide Laptop AttachmentDriveSlide laptop attachment on a MacBook SINEX Multifunctional Laptop Stand CaseSINEX Multifunctional Laptop Stand Case in use HYPER HyperDrive Duo MacBook USB-C HubHYPER HyperDrive Duo MacBook USB-C hub with a MacBook Trooss Smart USB-C Charging Hub Lauren has been writing and editing since 2008. She loves working with text and helping writers find their voice. When she’s not typing away at her computer, she cooks and travels with her husband and two daughters. Trooss Smart USB-C Charging Hub ElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook Power AdaptorElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook power adaptor close up SanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSD SanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSDSanDisk Extreme Pro Fast SSD in a bag HYPER HyperDrive Duo MacBook USB-C Hub The devices that use the new chips include the new Mac Mini, Macbook Air, and MacBook Pro. And thankfully, there are already a bunch of great accessories out there that can make your new Mac experience even better than you’d expect. For your Mac Mini, you could go for a Mac Mini hub and stand that lifts your Mac Mini and gives you six additional ports. And if you’re set on a new MacBook, why not treat yourself to a laptop sleeve that also keeps it charged? No matter which new Mac you choose, you’re sure to find a great accessory for it below.MacBooksSilviano Smart Laptop SleeveFirst up on our list of accessories for M1 Silicon Macs is the Silviano Smart Laptop Sleeve. This sleeve features full-grain eco-leather that’s handpainted with Italian waxes. But what’s more, it charges up to three devices at once.ElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook Power AdaptorThe ElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook Power Adaptor keeps your MacBook’s cords from tangling. It has rubber straps and a VELCRO strap that wraps around the charger, keeping it nice and organized. Henge Docks Vertical MacBook Pro Dock – Advertisement – ElevationLab ElevationHub MacBook Power Adaptor DriveSlide Laptop AttachmentThe DriveSlide Laptop Attachment holds hard drives and hubs securely onto the lid of your laptop. This lightweight, durable office aid consists of a lock and a key. The lock adheres to your laptop while the key fastens onto your hard drives and hubs. Satechi Aluminum iMac KeyboardsThe final product on our list of great accessories for M1 Silicon Macs is the Satechi Aluminum iMac Keyboards. Because of course, you’ll need a keyboard for your iMac Mini. There are both wired and wireless versions. All models feature an extended layout with full numeric keyboards.Satechi Aluminum iMac KeyboardsSatechi Aluminum iMac Keyboards next to an iMacIt’s an exciting time to buy a new Mac. Whether you have your eyes set on a new MacBook or want a Mac Mini, you’ll want to be set with the right accessories. What MacBook and Mac Mini accessories do you need to work your best? Let us know in the comments.Want more tech news, reviews, and guides from Gadget Flow? Follow us on Google News, Feedly, and Flipboard. If you’re using Flipboard, you should definitely check out our Curated Stories. We publish three new stories every day, so make sure to follow us to stay updated!last_img read more

NTT leaders declare campaign to end bride ‘kidnapping’ practice

first_imgRegional leaders of four regencies on Sumba Island in East Nusa Tenggara have declared their rejection of kawin tangkap (capture and wed), a form of bride kidnapping tradition that is commonly practiced on the island but seen as a violation of human rights.The declaration was read out on Thursday by West Sumba Regent Agustinus Niga Dapawole, East Sumba Regent Gideon Mbiliyora, Central Sumba Regent Paulus Limu and Southwest Sumba Regent Kornelis Kodi Mete in Sumba’s largest town of Waingapu.Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Bintang Puspayoga and East Nusa Tenggara Deputy Governor Josep Nae Soi also attended the declaration. “I hope that this violence against women won’t happen any longer in Sumba,” Bintang said on the sidelines of the event.Read also: NTT vows to abolish bride ‘kidnapping’ after nationwide public angerShe added that she would coordinate with the relevant ministries and institutions to end kawin tangkap.The practice has been in the spotlight lately after a video of locals taking a woman in a public place went viral in social media. The footage showed a group of men carrying a distressed-looking woman to a black pickup truck.Another woman later comes and hugs her through an open window, while trying to get her out of the vehicle.Dozens of people can also be seen crowding the car, cheering and taking videos, while the kidnapped women cries as the event unfolds. (vny)Topics :last_img read more

Governor Wolf: Janus Decision Further Rigs Economy Against Workers

first_imgGovernor Wolf: Janus Decision Further Rigs Economy Against Workers Economy,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf issued the following statement today on the importance of workers’ rights and protections for working families in Pennsylvania after the U.S. Supreme Court decision in on Janus v. AFSCME:“The Court’s decision is a major step backward for working families and the middle class. For generations, unions in our country have fought for and won protections we all enjoy, including the 40-hour work week, weekends, paid time off, and improved conditions for those who are trying to make ends meet.“When people can come together and use their voices, we all benefit. And when workers are silenced, families pay the price and the economy becomes more rigged for the rich and powerful.“This case was driven by special interests trying to maximize their own profit at the expense of families, and the Court’s ruling is just the latest effort to deny workers the dignity and respect they deserve.“Here in Pennsylvania, I will continue to focus on creating good-paying jobs and growing our economy. Protecting the rights of those who work hard, every day, to get ahead, is integral to achieving our collective goals.” June 27, 2018center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Signs Legislation to Combat Neighborhood Blight

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Bill Signing,  Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Public Safety Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today signed two bills aimed at eradicating blight throughout Pennsylvania’s communities. House Bill 653 and Senate Bill 667 will help municipalities by providing new tools to help increase redevelopment opportunities statewide. “My administration is committed to addressing blight and we have invested in community redevelopment that enhances that goal,” said Governor Wolf. “These bills are important to help local communities more swiftly address blight and I commend the bipartisan Blight Task Force for its continued dedication to this important cause.”House Bill 653 provides for an accelerated foreclosure process for vacant and abandoned property, while maintaining appropriate protections for property owners. Blighted properties continue to be a major problem for our boroughs, townships and cities. Local officials say that many properties in foreclosure are abandoned. These properties often become dangerous eyesores that reduce the property values of taxpaying homeowners in the neighborhood. Studies show that these properties also become prime locations for increased criminal activity, thereby reducing public safety. The foreclosure process in Pennsylvania currently can last from 300 to 540 days. This bill is expected to reduce the timeframe for foreclosure on abandoned and vacant property by 240 days.This bill is the culmination of four years of work by the bicameral, bipartisan Blight Task Force. Since 2009, eight states have enacted expedited foreclosure laws as a way to help local governments and responsible taxpayers maintain and rebuild their communities.Senate Bill 667 will grant redevelopment authorities the same powers currently allotted to land banks to increase opportunities to combat neighborhood blight. The legislation will allow established redevelopment authorities to get into the fight against blight, saving time and money.A land bank is an independent public entity created by a municipality to expedite the process of acquiring and rehabilitating blighted, dilapidated, and abandoned properties. In many instances, land banks and redevelopment authorities work in unison to eliminate blight in communities.While land banks have been crucial in this fight, many of the commonwealth’s counties have active redevelopment authorities which have been performing similar functions for decades. Granting Redevelopment Authorities the same powers allotted to land banks through the Pennsylvania Land Bank Act will allow them to acquire tax delinquent properties at a judicial sale through a more streamlined process. It will also eliminate the need to form an entirely new entity in these municipalities, which can be redundant and divert resources which could be dedicated to eradicating blight and promoting redevelopment. Governor Wolf Signs Legislation to Combat Neighborhood Blightcenter_img June 19, 2018last_img read more

Filipino workers banned from eleven Caribbean countries

first_img Tweet Filipino nursesMANILA, Philippines — The government of the Philippines has announced a ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to 41 countries, including 11 in the Caribbean.The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) last week adopted the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to stop the deployment of OFWs to countries that lack laws to protect their rights. The deployment ban decision was made to comply with the Migrant Workers and Overseas Filipinos Act or Republic Act (RA) 10022, which only allows the government to send Filipinos to “countries where the rights of Filipino migrant workers are protected.”Philippine Embassies and/or Missions have certified that the following host countries in the Caribbean are not compliant with guarantees for the protection of the rights of migrant workers: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Turks and Caicos Islands and US Virgin Islands.By Caribbean News Now contributor 88 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Share Sharing is caring! NewsRegional Filipino workers banned from eleven Caribbean countries by: – November 7, 2011last_img read more

Congratulations to the ‘Christmas in Dixie’ winners!

first_imgFrom left, Ron Parkison, Nola Dwenger and Mark SchutteBatesville, In. — Big CONGRATULATIONS go out to our Christmas in Dixie Grand Prize Winners, Wednesday!Rob Parkison – Winner of $500 cash from The Friendship State Bank(registered at O’Mara Foods)Nola Dwenger – Winner of trip to Memphis, TN (registered at Gehring Inc.)Mark Schutte – Winner of 55” TV from Pulskamps Flooring Plus (registered at Laker Electric and Plumbing)Thanks to all of our sponsors of Christmas in Dixie and thanks to all the residents who are committed to shopping local. Shopping local is the most important way we grow our economy and create local employment opportunities.Be on the lookout for more photos of the event on our Facebook page.last_img