With continued innovation, combined with rapid customer adoption, Dell EMC is leading the way to modernize datacenter infrastructure with VMAX All Flash.Want to learn more? Check out the VMAX All Flash on EMC.com, including the . Don’t forget to follow @DellEMCStorage on Twitter for the latest and greatest on VMAX All Flash.Visit DellEMC.com/All-Flash for more information on Dell EMC’s All-Flash portfolio.[i] Based on Dell EMC internal testing compared to VMAX 850F, March 2017. Actual performance may vary.[ii] Based on Dell EMC internal testing compared to VMAX 850F, March 2017. Actual performance may vary.[iii] March 2017 Dell EMC internal testing compared to competitive array for OLTP with compression and encryption. We are also announcing many exciting VMAX All Flash software enhancements including the latest version of HYPERMAX, providing greater levels of security, availability and data protection. Highlights of the latest VMAX software enhancements include:RecoverPoint support – VMAX customers can now utilize Dell EMC RecoverPoint 5.1 to heterogeneously replicate to/from Dell EMC storage arrays (including VMAX All Flash, XtremIO, UNITY, VMAX3, VMAX2, VMAX1 and VNX) for flexible disaster recovery.Secure snapshots – prevent accidental or malicious deletion of SnapVX snapshots to protect against both internal and external threats.Data-At-Rest Encryption (D@RE) external key manager – integration with external key managers enables customers to leverage a centralized key management platform for all cryptographic keys and applications including D@RE. Gemalto SafeNet KeySecure and IBM Secure Key Lifecycle Manager are supported in this HYPERMAX release.Non-Disruptive Migration (NDM) with SRDF/S – migrate with confidence by maintaining synchronous replication on the source array while migrating to VMAX All Flash – all without disrupting the host. Today, Dell EMC expanded its high-end storage offerings with the new VMAX 950F All Flash storage array as well as new release of HYPERMAX software. VMAX 950F is the latest Dell EMC premier enterprise storage offering, which has set the industry’s benchmark for enterprise storage arrays for decades.A brief look at the numbers reveals just how far we have come in the enterprise storage arena. VMAX 950F peak performance delivers up to 6.7M IOPS – 68 percent faster than the previous generation – and 150GB/s of sustained bandwidth[i], ideal for mixed workloads involving transactional workloads as well as data warehouse applications. VMAX 950F response times are equally impressive sustaining 350 microseconds for OLTP databases – 30 percent better response times than the previous generation[ii]. Most importantly, the 950F offers best-in-class performance, which is up to 4x faster than the nearest competitor in the real world (for OLTP while leveraging compression technologies).[iii]This new flagship VMAX All Flash is the ultimate platform to consolidate with confidence – offering a 25 percent smaller footprint for the same performance as its predecessor. The 950F also now supports mixing mainframe and open systems and a new, smaller 13TB entry point for mainframe customers. This combined with the massive performance and scale as well as mission critical availability – make the 950F the ideal platform for consolidating enterprise workloads.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — For emergency medical technicians, the coronavirus is constantly close. COVID-19 has become their biggest fear, riding with them in ambulances from 911 call to 911 call, from patient to patient. Many EMTs and paramedics on the front lines of the pandemic have lifelong goals of being first responders. But as the risks increase, some wonder if it’s worth risking their lives for a small paycheck and a dream. In Southern California, EMTs and paramedics are scrambling to help people in the national epicenter of the pandemic, where hospitals are bursting with patients after the holidays and ambulances are stuck waiting outside hospitals for hours until beds become available.
Related Shows View Comments The Illusionists Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2016 Seven incredible illusionists will magically appear on Broadway this fall when The Illusionists—Witness the Impossible begins its six-week engagement at the Marquis Theatre on November 26. Kevin James, The Inventor, is one of the seven stars set to take the stage in the mystifying act. James stopped by Good Morning America on July 2 to give a sneak peek of his close up magic routine, dazzling a young audience member with “The Rose Trick.” Take a look at the clip below!
View Comments Related Shows An example of what happens when you don’t use sunscreen. Basal cell. Mildest form of cancer. USE SUNSCREEN PLEASE !! pic.twitter.com/phQsRS5QiI— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 8, 2016 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today and over the weekend. Jeremy Jordan, Patti LuPone & Lea Salonga Team UpThis is some lineup of Broadway faves! Jeremy Jordan, Patti LuPone, Lea Salonga (Allegiance), Norm Lewis, John Owen-Jones (Les Miz), Hugh Panaro, Stephanie J. Block and Marie Zamora, along with Miss Saigon’s Jon Jon Briones and Eva Noblezada, will appear in concert at Carnegie Hall on May 2. The previously reported gala evening, brought to us by the New York Pops and their musical director Steven Reineke, is set to celebrate the collaborations of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg (Les Miz, Saigon). Additional artists will be announced later and we’re currently trying to figure out how to be a fly on this particular wall!Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale Welcome Baby RoccoBroadway baby alert! Stage and screen star Rose Byrne and her long-term boyfriend, Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale, welcomed their first child together into the world on February 1, a baby boy called Rocco. Cannavale announced the news on Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show, joking: “I’m so tired. I think I’ve gained 28 pounds since Monday.” He went on to reveal that Al Pacino had sent a diaper cake to mark the occasion. Cannavale also has a 20 year-old son, Jake, from a previous relationship. Congrats to all the family!The Good Wife Sets End DateThe Good Wife, which has become known over the years for tapping Great White Way faves as guest stars, most recently Matthew Morrison and Cush Jumbo, will end after its seventh season. The news was announced by CBS during a Super Bowl ad. Led by Broadway alum Julianna Margulies, the show’s finale is scheduled to air on May 8, after nine more episodes. However, never fear about the state of your TV screens—showrunners Michelle and Robert King are off to launch another CBS show, BrainDead, starring one Aaron Tveit…James Corden & Elton John Belt The Lion KingSpeaking of the Super Bowl, James Corden aired a special episode of his The Late Late Show after the big game, featuring the legendary Elton John. It was the most watched broadcast since the show’s inception in 1995 and we’re not surprised. Watch below as (at 6:55) the Tony winners couldn’t resist singing “Circle of Life” from The Lion King—Corden’s outfit needs to be seen to be believed. Did we mention that we cannot wait for this year’s Tony Awards…?! Jeremy Jordan(Photo by Bruce Glikas) from $75.00 P.S. Hugh Jackman would like to once again remind you to wear sunscreen. Everyone here at Broadway.com wishes the Tony winner a speedy recovery. The Lion King
Board receives favorable audit Board receives favorable audit November 15, 2005 Regular News Although details won’t be provided until its December meeting, the Bar Board of Governors has heard that the Bar has received a favorable audit for its 2004-05 fiscal year.The Bar is also, consistent with a recommendation from internal auditors, setting up a committee to draw up a succession plan for senior Bar staff and, in light of recent hurricane devastation along the Gulf of Mexico and South Florida, studying the Bar’s emergency preparedness.Audit Committee Chair Clif McClelland told the board in October the committee had received the 2004-05 fiscal review from its auditors and was going over the findings. It will be ready for presentation to the entire board at its December meeting, he added.An audit conducted last year on the Bar’s internal operations recommended that the Bar begin preparing for the succession of its senior management, many of whom have been with the Bar for 20 or more years and are 55 or older, McClelland said.“What the audit committee is suggesting is the board appoint a special committee to look at succession issues,” he said.Bar President Alan Bookman said that would be done, and he said that panel would likely include past as well as current board members and past Bar presidents.The Audit Committee is also concerned about protecting Bar records in the event of a disaster. McClelland noted that when Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, records and evidence for criminal trials in New Orleans were destroyed.He said the committee wants to hear from Bar staff about Bar contingencies for such events and then report to the board on what action might be needed.
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A project to rebuild most Sandy-flattened dunes on Fire Island should be completed this spring, but red tape may keep the island’s residential area from having its beach rebuilt until next winter.That’s the word from lawmakers who have been urging New York State and federal agencies to start the shovel-ready dune projects at two parks on either end of the barrier island while officials work to secure easements from about 20 private oceanfront properties in the middle before that part can begin.“We did not want to wait,” U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) told reporters Sunday during a news conference at Smith Point County Park in Mastic. “God forbid there are more storms this summer. You want a repeat of what happened? No way!”He and Rep. Tim Bishop (D-Southampton) pushed to ensure sand dredged offshore will replenish 15-foot dunes at Smith Point on FI’s eastern end and Robert Moses State Park on the western tip before the window for such work closes in March.A U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers (ACE) spokesman had told the Press last week that the work on FI was not expected to start until winter of 2014, potentially leaving the hard-hit barrier island vulnerable for another hurricane season.But, ACE and the state Department of Environmental Conservation will start work on the less complicated two thirds of the island instead of waiting until plans are finalized for the final part, Schumer and Bishop said over the weekend. They added that they will push the agencies to try and get the middle part of the island replenished with sand before the deadline too, but would not venture to guess the odds of that happening.The work is part of the Fire Island Inlet to Montauk Point Project, a storm mitigation plan for 83 miles of Long Island’s eastern waterfront that was half century in the works before receiving $700 million in Sandy aid funding.“It is imperative that the low-lying Mastic Peninsula receive protection as soon as possible,” Bishop said, echoing concerns across LI’s South Shore bay front communities that are equally concerned about the weakened barrier island’s ability to absorb another major storm surge.
Aug 31, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – Influenza viruses in 18% of a group of Japanese children who were treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) developed resistance to the antiviral drug, which is viewed as one of the key defenses against pandemic influenza, according to a new report in The Lancet.Oseltamivir and zanamivir block neuraminidase, an enzyme that enables the influenza virus to escape from an infected cell and spread to other cells. Previous clinical trials have shown low rates of viral resistance to the two drugs, called neuraminidase inhibitors. Because of this, and because they are effective against all strains of influenza, they are considered an important bulwark against new flu strains that could cause a pandemic. (Two older antiviral drugs used against influenza, amantadine and rimantadine, are effective only for influenza A and are associated with higher rates of viral resistance.)The new study suggests that viral resistance to oseltamivir may be a greater problem than previously believed. “In our study, about a fifth of children developed resistance by day 4 or later during treatment with oseltamivir,” says the report by Maki Kiso of the University of Tokyo and several Japanense and American colleagues. “Furthermore, just over a quarter of children who shed virus for 3 days or more had drug-resistant influenza viruses.”The researchers analyzed influenza A (H3N2) viruses collected from 50 children before and during treatment with oseltamivir in 2002 and 2003. The children ranged from 2 months to 15.8 years of age, but 80% were younger than 5 years; 29 of them were hospitalized for treatment.The authors extracted viral RNA from patient specimens, used polymerase chain reaction to amplify the hemagglutinin and neuraminidase genes, and then analyzed the gene sequences. To identify neuraminidase mutations, viruses from samples taken during patients’ first clinical visits were compared with those from samples obtained later. The investigators also isolated viruses from clinical samples, grew them in cell culture, and, after identifying those with particular mutations, tested them for sensitivity to oseltamivir.Neuraminidase mutations were found in viruses from 9 (18%) of the 50 children, the report says. In eight cases the mutation was known to confer resistance to neuraminidase inhibitors. The mutation in the ninth case had not previously been shown to cause resistance, but sensitivity testing by the authors showed that it did. The testing showed that, depending on the particular mutation, mutant neuraminidase was anywhere from 300 to 100,000 times more resistant to oseltamivir than pretreatment neuraminidase was.Drug resistance was most frequent in viruses from 1-year-old children (4 of 12 patients) and was less common in those younger than 1 year (1 of 9) and from 2 to 6 years old (4 of 22). No resistance was found in the seven children aged 7 years or older.Resistance showed up in the viruses as early as 4 days after the beginning of treatment and persisted through day 7, according to the report. Children with resistant variants generally shed virus longer than the rest, but some of the patients with nonresistant virus were still infectious after 5 days of oseltamivir treatment. The study design did not allow the researchers to assess the relationship between drug resistance and the patients’ clinical course.The researchers write that the increased resistance they detected might be partly explained by their rigorous techniques. They also note that, depending on a patient’s weight, oseltamivir dosages used in Japan may be lower than in other countries and may be suboptimal, which could contribute to viral resistance.In an accompanying commentary, Dr. Anne Moscona of Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City calls the study “a timely wake-up call.” She writes that neuraminidase inhibitors have been shown to be effective against neuraminidase from the virus that caused the 1918 flu pandemic, the avian flu viruses that infected some humans in Hong Kong in 1997 and 1999, and this year’s H5N1 avian flu strain.”Stockpiles of these drugs are a key piece of preparedness and would be critical to an effective response,” Moscona states.The question now, she says, is whether oseltamivir-resistant viruses are transmissible and pathogenic. “If we are very lucky, they may have a growth disadvantage, or, for other reasons, be less virulent or transmissible.” She adds that although there are no reports of transmission of oseltamivir-resistant viruses in humans, the Japanese findings suggest that it “is only a matter of time” until this happens.Moscona concludes that the findings should be taken as “an energizing mandate to learn more about the incidence and mechanisms of resistance to the neuraminidase inhibitors, so that appropriate strategies can be developed for their use during the next pandemic.”Kiso M, Mitamura K, Sakai-Tagawa Y, et al. Resistant influenza A viruses in children treated with oseltamivir: descriptive study. Lancet 2004;364(9436):759-65 [Abstract—access requires free registration]Moscana A. Oseltamivir-resistant influenza? (Commentary) Lancet 2004;364(9436):733-4 [Preview]See also:Aug 26 CIDRAP News story, “HHS releases plan for coping with pandemic flu”
Aug 22, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A 28-year-old woman on the Indonesian resort island of Bali died yesterday of H5N1 avian influenza, marking the second fatal case there this month, according to Indonesian health officials.Also today, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed that it has received from Indonesia a sample from the woman who had the first reported H5N1 infection on Bali, a 29-year-old who died of the disease on Aug 12.Joko Suyono of the health ministry’s avian flu information center said the woman who died yesterday worked for a chicken trader, and authorities suspect she was exposed to infected poultry at work, the Associated Press (AP) reported. She had been hospitalized 4 days at the time of her death.Suyono said tests from two laboratories showed the woman had the virus, according to reports from the Associated Press (AP) and Agence France-Presse.The health ministry said it was determined yesterday that several chickens at the woman’s workplace were infected with H5N1, the AP reported. The ministry gave no information on whether infected poultry might have been sold before the tests.With the latest case, Indonesia has had 105 human H5N1 cases and 84 deaths. The World Health Organization has not yet recognized the case and lists Indonesia’s count as 104 cases with 83 deaths.No human H5N1 cases had been reported on Bali until the 29-year-old woman died of the disease there on Aug 12. She was from the Jembrana district, which officials said is far from the major tourist sites and has avian flu in poultry.Indonesia said last week it was sending a sample from the 29-year-old to the CDC, ending the country’s prolonged withholding of human H5N1 samples from the World Health Organization (WHO). The CDC is a WHO collaborating center.Curtis Allen, a CDC spokesman in Atlanta, confirmed today that the agency received two samples from Indonesia. He said the results of tests by the CDC would be announced by the Indonesian government.In an Aug 20 statement, Indonesia’s avian flu committee said it had sent the CDC samples from the 29-year-old Bali woman and a 2-year-old girl, also from Bali, who had a suspected case but had tested negative for H5N1. The statement said the CDC had already confirmed the findings from the Indonesian labs regarding the two patients.Allen told CIDRAP News today, “I can confirm that we did receive those two samples and those are the two samples we tested. Indonesia would be the ones who would release the information on the results.”Previous reports mentioned a 2-year-old girl with suspected avian flu who was a neighbor of the 29-year-old woman. The Indonesian statement did not make clear whether the girl survived. The woman also had a 5-year-old daughter who died of pneumonia on Aug 3, but she was not tested for H5N1, according to previous reports.Indonesia stopped sending H5N1 patient samples to the WHO last December as a protest against what it considered the unaffordable cost of commercial vaccines derived from the samples. The WHO is trying to hammer out guidelines for sharing of flu viruses that will satisfy the concerns of Indonesia and other developing countries.The Aug 20 statement from Indonesia said H5N1 virus from the samples submitted to the CDC would be genetically sequenced in the next 2 to 3 weeks. The statement predicted that the sampling would show that the virus has not mutated to a more dangerous form, thereby signaling that Bali is safe to visit.
Governor Wolf Announces $136 Million Investment in Water Infrastructure Projects in 17 Counties Infrastructure, Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the investment of $136 million for 17 drinking water, wastewater, storm water, and non-point source projects across 17 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST).“The approvals for these water quality infrastructure projects are an important component of our support for clean water in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf. “The funding provided by PENNVEST delivers the financial backing necessary for communities to make improvements that ensure potable drinking water, adequate wastewater treatment, and storm water management facilities improve our quality of life and strengthen our communities.”The funding for these projects originates from a combination of state funds approved by voters, Growing Greener, Marcellus Legacy funds, federal grants to PENNVEST from the Environmental Protection Agency and recycled loan repayments from previous PENNVEST funding awards. Funds for these projects are disbursed after expenses for work are paid and receipts are submitted to PENNVEST for review.A list of project summaries follows:Drinking Water ProjectsCentre County• State College Borough Water Authority* – received a $24,950,000 loan to construct a new membrane filter water treatment plant and upgrade appurtenances in the Nixon and Kocher wells. The project will provide backup treatment facilities and ensure a continued reliable supply of potable water.Erie County• Corry Municipal Authority*- received a $6,590,000 loan to construct new treatment facilities, a finished water reservoir, booster pump stations, and standby generators. The project will address structural and safety issues with the existing facilities and increase system reliability.Franklin County• Waynesboro Borough Authority*- received a $5,743,200 loan to upgrade their existing treatment facilities, replacing equipment at the end of its useful life in order to ensure a continued supply of reliable potable water. This project also supports a commercial opportunity in the Wharf Road Park resulting in the preservation of 136 existing and 36 new manufacturing jobs.Jefferson County• Eldred Township Municipal Authority – received a $2,406,096 loan and a grant of $2,188,027 to extend water service to areas beyond the Village of Sigel, addressing water quality and quantity issues with private wells.McKean County• Bradford City Water Authority*- received an $11,520,000 loan to construct a second water transmission main between the water filtration plant and the finished water reservoir. The project will ensure continued reliable service to the system and provide necessary redundancy allowing for maintenance.Westmoreland County• Latrobe Municipal Authority – received a $2,691,060 loan to replace 7,000 feet of water line, gate valves and associated reconnections to the new waterline. The project will address water loss issues estimated at 40 percent and increase reliability to ensure water service in the area.Wastewater ProjectsCambria County• Forest Hills Municipal Authority**- received a $4,467,500 loan to extend 23,000 feet of gravity sewers, 1,900 feet of force main, manholes, a pump station and associated appurtenances to provide service to the Luther/Salix Airport area of Adams Township. The project will address issues in an area with an on-lot malfunction rate of 83 percent, eliminating impacts on local streams and drinking water wells.Fayette County• Connellsville Municipal Authority** – received a $14,978,870 loan and a grant of $4,116,385 to construct an expansion of their wastewater treatment facilities, add a pump station, upgrade an existing pump station and install new force mains and interceptors. The project will address wet weather overflows and combined sewer overflows into the Youghiogheny River.Lawrence County• New Castle Sanitation Authority** – received a $23,437,982 loan and an $8,562,018 grant to construct a new headworks facility that includes two mechanical bar screens, two vortex grit chambers, yard piping and other wet weather facilities. The project is the first phase of necessary improvements to facilities to ensure compliance with the effluent discharges into the Mahoning River. The project will reduce wet weather overflows and help satisfy the Consent Order and Agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection.Mercer County• Jamestown Municipal Authority – received a $918,850 loan and a $1,243,150 grant to replace 500 feet of gravity sewers and 1,035 feet of force main, and upgrade the treatment facilities and the Liberty Street pump station. The project will replace facilities that are at the end of their useful life and ensure adequate treatment of effluent before it’s discharged into the Shenango River.Northumberland County• Upper Augusta Township** – received a $1,492,019 loan and a $1,697,027 grant for a sanitary sewer replacement project to convey domestic wastewater from the Village of Mount Pleasant to the Sunbury Municipal Authority’s facilities for treatment. The project will eliminate a treatment plant unable to meet discharge limits into a tributary to the Susquehanna River.Tioga County• Westfield Borough** – received a $2,908,555 loan and a $3,935,104 grant to replace their existing overloaded treatment facility. The project includes a new influent pump station, a mechanically cleaned influent screen, a bypass bar screen, an aerated grit removal system, an oxidation ditch, two secondary clarifiers, two sludge digestion tanks, a chemical feed system, and a new chlorine disinfection system. The project will address discharge violations and ensure adequate treatment of effluent into the Cowanesque River.Union County• Pine Valley Associates, LP – received a $550,000 loan to construct a new extended air treatment plant with a 10,000-gallon equalization tank and a 5,000-gallon sludge holding tank. This project will replace worn out facilities and ensure continued treatment of wastewater before it’s discharged into the North Branch Buffalo Creek.York County• Shrewsbury Borough – received a $1,000,000 loan to pay for their prorated share of necessary construction improvements to the New Freedom Borough treatment facilities. The improvements to the regional treatment plant are necessary to ensure continued service and adequate treatment.Storm Water ProjectsDelaware County• Chester City Stormwater Authority** – received a $9,980,156 loan to install approximately 9,500 feet of pipe, 65 catch basins, 200 manholes, and associated stormwater roadway restoration. Water quality devices such as porous panels, inlet inserts, and filters will be installed to remove trash and sediment from the system and to remove pollutants.Schuylkill County• Auburn Borough – received a $350,000 loan to construct 1,190 feet of storm sewers and 11 storm sewer inlets to redirect flows away from the existing rock channel to connect to the existing stormwater system. This will eliminate the flooding impacts that have structurally undermined buildings in the borough.Non-point Source Water Quality Improvement ProjectsLycoming County• Old Lycoming Township – received a $384,465 loan to purchase a vacuum street sweeper equipped to better clean the sediment and debris from impervious surfaces in accordance with the sediment reduction goals included in three area townships’ Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permits, and prevent pollutants from reaching the waterways. The project is expected to eliminate over 100,000 pounds of sediment in the first permit cycle.* denotes projects that have Drinking Water State Revolving Funds** denotes projects that are funded with Clean Water State Revolving FundsFor more information, visit www.pennvest.pa.gov or call 717-783-6798. SHARE Email Facebook Twitter July 17, 2019
Inside 4 Cruiser Close, Springfield Lakes.More from newsDigital inspection tool proves a property boon for REA website3 Apr 2020The Camira homestead where kids roamed free28 May 2019McGrath Springfield marketing agent, Clare May, said the speedy sale of 4 Cruiser Close, Springfield Lakes, for $495,000 on September 1 was a pleasant surprise.“We took the photo and uploaded it online and literally within a few hours we had a phone call from Melbourne from a lovely couple,” she said.Ms May said the buyer couldn’t wait to secure the home.“She asked if she could put an offer in for the property before she viewed it. Her parents actually live in Springfield Lakes so they came around the next day and told her it was perfect,” she said. 4 Cruiser Close, Springfield Lakes.IT took just 24 hours after being listed for a four-bedder in one of Ipswich’s up and coming suburbs to sell. 4 Cruiser Close, Springfield Lakes.Ms May said the low-maintenance home’s presentation and abundance of living space appealed to the buyer, despite the block being just 400sq m.“It was the presentation of the property. The buyers said they could move straight into the property and see themselves living in the house,” she said.Ms May said the Springfield Lakes market was running hot.“We don’t have enough houses and buyers are not getting an opportunity to purchase property.”