What will be renamed next?

first_imgDear Editor,David Granger fired the first salvo in pursuit of his historical mission to misinterpret and revise Guyana’s contemporary political history.In the course of a lecture delivered at Parliament Building on July 6, 2012, he declared; “There is no Father of the Nation, Independence cannot be attributed to a single person or to a single party.”With this single sentence, Granger dismissed out of hand any role for both Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham, by the same token, he distanced himself from Burnham, his benefactor, “the Kabaka” and Founder Leader of the Party – the People’s National Congress (PNC) – he now heads.A mere three years later, Amna Ally speaking at a ceremony hosted by the Women’s Arm of the PNC on August 7, 2015, contradicted Granger. She publicly hailed Burnham as “the Father of the Nation”.It was the politics of deception at work.In the same month and year to mark the same occasion but at a different venue, Granger made a 90 degree about turn, probably to appease the Nortons and other hardline Burnhamites, who had expressed publicly their disagreement with Granger’s earlier “Father of the Nation” statement.Praising Burnham, this is what Granger had to say: “Guyanese, are heirs of a rich legacy bequeathed by Forbes Burnham… we draw strength from our former leader’s exemplary record and renew our collective effort to continue his life’s work and to create a good life for all Guyanese.” Continuing his historical mission to dictate the course of history and to provide his own interpretation of Guyana’s political history, speaking at a President’s College Graduation ceremony in November 2015, Granger declared that Guyana needs a “Second Independence”. He stated that “The independence movement was “incomplete”… it left many citizens languishing in the shadow of dependency with its poverty, prejudices and political partisanship.”Granger completely and consciously side-stepped the programmes and policies implemented by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) from 1957 to 1964 but more importantly, those implemented from 1992 to 2015.At the ceremony marking the 49th anniversary of Guyana’s independence held at the Independence Arch at Brickdam, Georgetown, Granger praised to the skies one Theopholus Lee who he claimed played a major role in the Guyanese people’s struggle for Universal Adult Suffrage – a rather far-fetched and obscurantist approach to Guyanese political history. It was a falsehood which could not survive a test of a Guyanese history lesson nor scrutiny of British Guiana’s historical records.It astounded many that Granger would scrape the barrel searching for an obscure and a non-entity as Lee, a turncoat who openly supported pro-colonial policies against the citizens of the then British Guiana.It came as a surprise therefore that Granger did not use the occasion to name the Brickdam Arch after Theopholus Lee.But this was not to be the end of the revisionist and obscurantist approach to Guyana’s contemporary political history. In fact, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of our country’s independence, Mr Granger was at it again. This time, he delved deep into his party’s album in search of a hero who perhaps Burnham himself never liked anyway. Thus, Granger came up with the name Eugene Correia.The question was where was the name to be placed? A location had to be found to assign the name and, after all, what better place can there be than the Ogle International Airport.The President therefore took it upon himself to sell the name and to publicly justify the name being emblazoned atop the main terminal building at the Ogle International Airport.In this way, Granger opened a can of worms, all hell broke loose, the proposal became mired in controversy from the very outset but there was no turning back.Eugene Correia belonged to privileged and propertied class of the then British Guiana. Following the removal of the PPP Government as a result of the suspension of the Constitution by the colonial powers, he was elected a member of the 1954 Interim Government.Correia belonged to the National Democratic Party (NDP) which fought the PPP in 1953 elections. Correia’s party was closely associated with the League of Coloured People (LCP); a party that appealed to African racism. Correia, along with others, opposed the Rice Farmers’ Security of Tenure Ordinance.According to Cheddi Jagan, “The Ordinance sought to help rice farmers during droughts and floods and to secure and protect their rights. For a landlord who did not keep drains and trenches free from bush; the penalty was again; that the tenant would vacate the land. The landlord deliberately did not uphold the rules of good estate management. And vacating the land was the last thing the tenant wanted to do – The law was of no value to him”.So much for the “admirable role” played by Eugene Correia. Rice farmers today should take note of these historical facts as they continue to struggle for survival 50 years later.Guyana can look forward to more of these brazen and disrespectful acts as we move towards celebrating the 50th anniversary of our country’s independence.Respectfully,Clement RoheeGeneral SecretaryPeople’s ProgressivePartylast_img read more

Sugar workers are ‘expendables’ in current scheme of things

first_imgDear Editor,I am astounded by the fact that this Government can peddle inaccurate information — without verifying the truthfulness of a statement — which appeared in the press to the effect that the European Union (EU) disbursed Gy8.5 billion as financial assistance to the sugar industry in Guyana.What is most disturbing is the fact that the Minister of State would have made an open statement in the press: that the previous Government did indeed collect such a humongous sum.Moreover, when this Government was in the Opposition, its members were privy to all such information via the Economic Services Committee. In addition, numerous debates were held in connection with the subsidy to GuySuCo. They knew exactly what the true figures are. But it does seem that whatever political mileage can be gained for however brief a period, then it seems worthwhile to have a go at it, regardless of if the Guyanese populace is misinformed fractionally!I have been doing some research on the internet, trying to figure out the correct amount of financial assistance given under the Accompanying Measures to Sugar Protocol countries, and found this article titled ‘International Co-operation and Development’, in which it is stated that between the period 2007and 2013 Guyana would have received 143 million Euros, which would have amounted to .8 billion Guyana Dollars (https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/countries/guyana_en).Furthermore, in that same article, it was stated that the Sugar Industry showed signs of recovery after the injection of that amount by the PPP/C government. The PPP also gave subsidies amounted to Gy billion. This Government has given a subsidy of billion, and has received around billion from the EU in 2 years; and the industry, especially Skeldon, is falling apart and Wales is closed. This is a spark of genius coming from a ‘competent’ CEO and his team of experts from the IMC. And of course without any political interference!It must be noted also that the Skeldon Expansion Project was in keeping with the EU’s National Adaptation Strategy (NAS) which outlined five strategies, one of which is the expansion of the sugar industry. It must also be borne in mind that this same Skeldon Factory was lauded by the Coalition Government when it achieved its target. Then suddenly, in the beginning of the first crop in 2017, we were told that it was falling apart. This seems to be a different strategy.The strategy to sell, Moreover the Skeldon Project, would have addressed two other strategies: to improve the sugar industry’s competitiveness, and to diversify into electricity generation. It must be recalled that other value-added activities were also promoted, such as ethanol and packaging. It was a movement in the right direction.However, this Government has made an about-turn and is mainly looking at diversification away from sugar, and privatization as well as ‘right-sizing’ the industry. Unfortunately, it has so far failed to provide support for the livelihoods of those affected by the sugar sector reform it wants to implement (another NAS stipulation). Moreover, The White Paper is indeed ‘white’, since it does not say much about anything and far less about the livelihoods of workers. Workers simply do not have the finance and ‘know how’ to be involved in any type of agricultural production. But they are ‘expendables’ in the current scheme of things!This Government had said that ‘sugar is too big to fail,’ but by shrinking it gradually, they are hoping that no one will complain when it eventually fails.Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

Going back to the mats

first_imgCoach Tom Thomson, who built Santa Fe into a CIF-Southern Section wrestling power, is attempting to do the same for the Heralds by building the program up from scratch. The early returns look favorable. “I’ve got eight solid freshman who are willing to learn,” said Thomson, whose team wraps up its regular season with Saturday’s Freelance League Finals at Webb School in Claremont. “I’ve been watching them from (the first day), and they’ve improved a thousand percent. “There is no comparison. They’ve come a long way in a short span of time. I can’t wait to see them in a couple of years.” Ironically, Thomson thought his days as a head varsity wrestling coach were over when he stepped down at Santa Fe a few years ago. But those plans changed last year when his son Brett, now a freshman at Whittier Christian, decided he wanted to start wrestling. Thomson quickly put the wheels in motion to reviving the Heralds’ once-dormant program. “I asked (Whittier Christian athletics director Jon Caffrey) about starting a wrestling program and he was all for it,” Thomson said. “We made a few calls, got the mats and equipment and when it came time to hire a coach, everything pointed to me.” LA HABRA – To be the best, it helps if you can learn from the best. Whittier Christian High School wrestlers are finding that out. center_img The decision to hire Thomson was easy for Caffrey. “We’re thrilled to have him,” Caffrey said. “He’s the best wrestling coach out there. “Wrestling was the next sport we’ve been wanting to add, so when he approached us with this idea, it was a no-brainer.” The team, made up primarily of football players, has done well despite being heavily loaded with first-year competitors. The Heralds’ strength has been in the lower weights. Brett Thomson, at 103 pounds, boasts a solid tournament resume with one first-place medal and one runner-up. Garrett Fulbright, who wrestles at 112, is a steady 25-7 coming into this weekend. “Coaching the kids is the easy part,” Tom Thomson said. “The hard stuff was taking a kid who had never seen a wrestling mat and getting him to wrestle. “But we have some athletic kids. I taught them the basics and before you know it they were competing in tournaments.” Brett Thomson credits his success, which includes a 24-4 season record, to his dad. “He’s helped lot,” the younger Thomson said. “He tells me what to do, and if I do it wrong, I come back and try to make the correction.” Whittier Christian, which has developed quite a following for its home matches, is now looking forward to Saturday’s league finals. But with CIF-SS stalwart Santa Ana Calvary Chapel in the league, expectations are limited. “It’s going to be a meat-grinder for us with Calvary Chapel in our league,” Thomson said. “Only first place qualifies for CIF, so we are going to have to wrestle flawlessly. “Being a freshman and having to do that is almost impossible. But we’ll give it our best shot.” While Thomson is now entrenched with the Heralds, he still keeps an eye on Santa Fe. “I still go over there and try to help them when I can,” Thomson. “But they are in good hands with (coach Sal Garcia). “If we wrestled them, I’m not sure I could root against Santa Fe. My heart is still there. ” I just want to try to teach these kids here and hope someday they could be that good. That’s our goal.” steve.ramirez@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Malky Mackay appointed SFA performance director

first_img1 Malky Mackay Former Wigan and Cardiff manager Malky Mackay has been announced as the Scottish Football Association’s performance director.Mackay was presented at a Hampden press conference as the successor to Brian McClair, who quit in the summer after a little over a year in the post.The 44-year-old will be in charge of overseeing the SFA’s attempts to produce elite young players.In an SFA statement, Mackay said: “I am immensely proud and privileged to become performance director and I am acutely aware of the importance of this role in achieving future success for our talented young players.“As someone who was fortunate enough to develop as a young player at Queen’s Park and realise my dream of playing for my country at the national stadium, this feels like coming home.“I can’t wait to work in partnership with our clubs and my colleagues at the Scottish FA to help improve future generations of Scotland players.”SFA chief executive Stewart Regan added: “From the start of the recruitment process, Malky was an outstanding candidate and by the end of that thorough process he was the outstanding candidate.“His experiences as a player and a manager are complemented by his strategic outlook and commitment to implement many of the exciting proposals the performance working group have discussed in recent months.“Malky will spend the initial weeks and months immersing himself in these recommendations and speaking to all relevant groups to provide a future framework that is conducive to meeting our shared objective: to provide a better standard of player for the benefit of our clubs and, ultimately, our national teams.”last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Doll company Arklu seeks sales, customer service and HR staff

first_imgArklu the company behind the Lottie brand of dolls, which are based in Colab LYIT on Port Road, Letterkenny are seeking to hire experienced staff members to add to its current team.Its brand of dolls Lottie are now on sale in over 30 countries and have been the recipient of over 30 international toy awards.Following another year of phenomenal growth Arklu are looking to scale up again. In 2016 it signed a book deal with Penguin, a licence agreement with the Worldwide Girl Guides Association and it closed off the year with a major new investment.Arklu now have the following roles available:Customer ServiceArklu are recruiting for a fulltime customer service role to manage the consumer interactions on social media, via email and live chat. SalesArklu are seeking a back office sales support to manage their sales to independent retailers in Ireland and the UK, the role will be desk based and experience in email marketing and using a CRM would be preferred.HRArklu are seeking a candidate to manage the HR function within Arklu, from identifying new recruits, to training requirements etc. The role will also provide assistance to managing office operations, planning, travel etc.For full job descriptions please email careers@arklu.com together with your CV. Job Vacancies: Doll company Arklu seeks sales, customer service and HR staff was last modified: January 23rd, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ARKLUjobsletterkennyLottie dollsVacancieslast_img read more

Harps add McCourt and Houston ahead of season opener on Friday

first_imgPicture by Gerard McHugh.Sean Houston has re-signed for Finn Harps ahead of Friday night’s Premier Division League opener against Cork City in Ballybofey. The Letterkenny man who was the club’s player of the year last season has only been back training in the past fortnight and just featured in one pre-season game, which was Saturday’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of Cabinteely in Dublin.Harps manager Ollie Horgan expressed relief that the 27-year-old midfielder had agreed terms again. “Sean had some matters to get sorted out before he signed and I’m pleased now that he is on board ahead of the Cork game. He was a key man for us last season and got us some vital goals. We will need the same and more from Sean this year if we are to be in with a shout of staying in the Premier Division” Horgan said.Horgan yesterday confirmed the signing of former Celtic and Northern Ireland international Paddy McCourt. The 33-year-old Derry man trained with Harps in Letterkenny last evening having played in a pre-season friendly against Cabinteely on Saturday. The final paperwork is now being completed in order to have McCourt available for the visit of the Leesiders, who are one of the favourites for the top flight title this season.“Paddy is a very experienced player who we hope will be big asset to us for what is going to be a very tough season. Here at home he has played with top Premier teams like Shamrock Rovers and Derry City before going to Celtic, which is a huge achievement and won Scottish League and Cup titles. He also had a lot of experience in England with sides like Barnsley, Brighton, Notts County and Luton Town before moving back to the Irish League with Glenavon for the first part of last season” Horgan said.The Harps manager sees McCourt as a player who can create chances with his silky skills and his signing will certainly put a pep in the step of front men Ciaran O’Connor and Danny Morrissey who will be aiming to be on the end of the Derry man’s assists. “Paddy has come in late so it will take him a little time to get to know the other lads. He has that natural ability to make things happen and we will need him to produce that quality because we are going to be up against very well organised defences in this division. We hope his presence will give all at the club a bit of lift for Friday night’s game against Cork City,” Horgan said.McCourt himself is pleased to have put pen to paper for Harps and is looking forward to a new challenge back in the League of Ireland Premier Division. “I have trained a couple of times with Harps now and played against Cabinteely in Saturday. It’s a good setup here with Ollie Horgan and Paul Hegarty who are doing a good job. I’m looking forward now to being part of the squad for the new season and I want to play my part in keeping Harps in the Premier Division,” McCourt said.Paddy started his professional career with English Third Division club Rochdale in 2001 before moving to League of Ireland club Shamrock Rovers in 2005. Later that year he moved to his home-town club, Derry City, where he won the League Cup three times in 2005, 2006 and 2007, and the FAI Cup in 2006. In 2008 he signed for Scottish Premier League club Celtic and went on to win the Scottish Cup in 2011 and 2013 and the SPL title in 2011–12 and 2012–13.In the summer of 2013 McCourt signed a one-year contract at Championship club Barnsley before moving to Brighton & Hove Albion for the 2014–15 campaign. He joined League One club Notts County on loan for the final third of that season. He left Brighton and in July 2015 signed for League Two club Luton Town before returning to Northern Ireland last year to play wit Premiership club Glenavon.McCourt made his Northern Ireland international debut in 2002, but did not play again until 2009. He scored his first two goals against the Faroe Islands in 2011 and made a total of 18 international appearances.Paddy McCourt with Finn Harps secretary John Campbell.McCourt will link up with a former Derry team-mate in midfielder Barry Molloy this season, after the Derry man opted out of retirement for one more season with Harps.The 33-year-old played 21 times for Harps last season helping to keep Horgan’s outfit in the Premier Division. “Barry did announce his retirement in November after our final game against Bohemians. But I have spoken to him in the past couple of weeks and thankfully he has agreed terms for 2017. We needed a player of Barry’s experience in that position in central midfield. He played at the top level with Derry City for many years and did a good job for us in 2016,” Horgan said.Molloy began his career at Derby County in 1999 and spent four years there before coming back on loan to Drogheda United. In 2004 Barry signed a permanent deal at Drogheda and the following year joined Stephen Kenny at Derry City.  His honours with the Candystripes included five League Cup titles as well as FAI Cup triumphs in 2006 and 2012.In 2010 he was a member of the Derry City squad that claimed the First Division title. He left the Candystripes in December 2014.The following January, Molloy joined Belfast club Crusaders making make five league appearances in the 2014/15 season. He featured a further four times in the following season before leaving the club in November 2015. Last March, Molloy returned to the League of Ireland with Harps.  He made 20 starts and one sub appearance with the club in the 2016 campaign.Harps treasurer Lorna McHugh has spoken about the importance of packing Finn Park on Friday night, and the buzz created by some of the club’s signings ahead of the new season.“Everyone knows we are up against it this year and that it will be tough, but if we all pull together like we recent years and put the effort in to get off on the front foot then we can give ourselves a chance of defying the odds one more time”“Friday should be a great occasion, Cork have been challenging Dundalk at the top of Irish football over the past few seasons and they’ll have a good following of their own.  We have a fair few new attacking players aboard and there is no denying having Paddy McCourt around adds to the excitement- you watch some of the goals he has scored and they are breathtaking.  There will be a cracking atmosphere and hopefully we can start this season as well as we did the last one.” said Lorna.Tickets for their opening game of the season are now available in outlets around the county, including Michael Murphy Sports, Letterkenny; Balor Theatre, Ballybofey; Kernans, Newtown; The Coachhouse, Donegal Town; McCauley’s Restaurant, Lifford; and Ma’cs Newsagents, Buncrana.Along with the Dubai Dream Draw, in which a holiday in the five-star Bonnington Hotel with flights and €500 spending money is on offer to the prize winner, packing Finn Park for the opening game is a vital part of the club’s plan for the early part of the year.Meanwhile, Joe Logan will be Friday night’s guest of honour for the Harps v Cork game. Joe joined Finn Harps in January 1975 from Sligo Rovers. Joe came in a swap deal for future Ireland international Paul McGee. Jobby Crossan from Derry had secured Joe’s signature at the start of the 1974/75 season when he was briefly in charge at the Showgrounds. Jobby wasn’t able to get his own release from Belgian club Tongren and Billy Sinclair replaced him.Joe was transfer listed by Sinclair and Patsy McGowan mooted the idea of a swap for McGee and the deal was done in the January. Joe then made his debut, on 12 January 1975 in a 4-4 draw with Drogheda in Finn Park. Joe scored his first goal in Harps colours later that season, on March 9, in another 4-4 draw this time against Athlone Town in St Mel’s Park. Harps fought back from four goals down to get a point. Joe’s goal was the third scored in the seventy-second minute. Joe didn’t have to wait too long for his second when he notched the equaliser five minutes from the end.In total Joe made 213 appearances (17 of those as substitute) for Harps scoring 52 goals. On two occasions he was top scorer for Harps in the League of Ireland. In the 1979/80 season he shared that accolade with John Minnock both scoring ten times. Joe repeated that tally in the 1980/81 season to again be Harps’ top scorer.A knee injury sustained away to Sligo Rovers at the end of the 1980/81 season would see Joe sidelined for a period of eighteen months. Joe had to undergo a cartilage operation in Derry in October 1981 and eventually battled back to play seven games in the 1982/83 season. Joe realised at that point his senior career was over and returned to the Donegal League to play for his first club Swilly Rovers.Joe made a brief return to Harps in 1986 with Harps in the first division when Charlie McGeever asked him back to solve Harps midfield problems and help the younger players. Joe made six appearances scoring once, his last goal coming in a Shield game away to Sligo Rovers. His final appearance in the colours of Finn Harps came at Finn Park on 23 February 1986 against Monaghan United as Harps lost by a goal to nil.Joe also won a representative honour in Harps colours when he played for the League of Ireland against Irish League in a one-nil victory on March 15, 1981.last_img read more

Donegal artist’s sculpture to be erected in Scotland after Great Hunger Memorial event

first_imgThe atmosphere at the Barras Art and Design Centre was electric last night as hundreds came along to see the unveiling of the final design for Glasgow’s first Great Hunger Memorial.John McCarron, from Buncrana, Donegal was announced as the winning submission beating a competitive field of entrants.His design called ‘The Silent Tower’ depicts three thin, gaunt, emaciated semi-abstract figures representing those forced to leave Ireland, sitting on a three-metre-high steel plinth with engravings of a verse from the poem The Stricken Land and the words An Gorta Mór written on it. The design inspired both the Committee and the multi-generational Irish community of Glasgow, who took part in the public consultation last month and came again in large numbers to hear the winner announced.The memorial was commissioned to commemorate the millions who died of starvation or were forced to flee the effects the Great Hunger from 1845-52. Hundreds of thousands of those displaced immigrated to Glasgow, making the city what it is today.Jeanette Findlay, chair of CCAGM, said, ‘This has been a long journey having started this project in 2015. Tonight, is an important milestone for the project and for Glasgow.’She added, ‘People had to emigrate or starve to death because of the British-engineered programme of starvation and eviction of the Irish people; hundreds of thousands came to Glasgow. It is only right their legacy and struggle are commemorated by their descendants in a permanent and fitting way.’ John McCarron, was delighted when he heard the news his submission was successful.The talented and graceful artist said, ‘The work submitted by my fellow artists was excellent, I felt honoured to have been part of the process and overwhelmed that my design has been picked. A memorial to a terrible event is worthy of a powerful statement.’The event was also an opportunity to add to the fundraising efforts with a raffle for the team shirt worn by Dublin’s own Jonny Hayes on National Famine Memorial Day in 2017 and live music by Boolavogue of the song specially written for the project by Kevin Smith, entitled, ‘We are Building it’.Joining the committee were special guests; Irish Consul General in Scotland, Mark Hanniffy; the Chief Executive of Celtic PLC, Peter Lawwell and the Head of Sculpture and Environmental Art at the Glasgow School of Art, Paul Cosgrove who has offered his expertise to the committee throughout all the stages of the design competition. Archbishop Tartaglia was unable to join us as he was in Westminster at an event celebrating one hundred years of Catholic education in Scotland. However, he sent his best wishes and looks forward to seeing the monument in due course.If you’d like to read more or donate to the Memorial to An Gorta Mór please visit: https://angortamorglasgow.com/ BackgroundThe Coiste Cuimhneachaín An Gorta Mór (Great Hunger Memorial Committee) was formed in 2015 with the aim of building a fitting and permanent memorial to those who died and fled Ireland during An Gorta Mór.Cautious estimates reveal that more than one million died and a further one million fled starvation in Ireland during the years of 1845-1852, a quarter of the country’s population which sat at 8 million at that time. The population of Ireland has never recovered.Hundreds of thousands of those displaced came to Glasgow. The memorial will be built at St Mary’s Church, Calton a fitting part of city where many Irish settled.Donegal artist’s sculpture to be erected in Scotland after Great Hunger Memorial event was last modified: November 27th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:artistbuncranadonegalGlasgowGreat Hunger memorialJohn McCarronlast_img read more

Tackling the Complexity of Modern DevOps

first_imgIn the late 1990s and early 2000s, the rise of the professional Configuration Manager brought new techniques for continuous integration and deployment. The integration of software configuration management and build and test tools helped decrease the ever-increasing complexity of product development. The proliferation of the internet and adoption of public clouds shifted delivery of software from physical CDs and DVDs to on-demand downloads and software as a service. This led to the emergence of multiple product releases per day and the release->break->fix->release approach to product deployment. And without physical media, the cost to release a software product was reduced.But things are changing again and other factors have propelled DevOps, and the new Configuration Management Build Engineer, into the limelight. Techniques such as function as a service (FaaS), micro-services, and cloud-aware apps are driving new development, test, and deployment models. The complexity of applications is increasing as the number of services and functions increase dramatically.  Additionally, infrastructure is being offered as a service on-premises (private cloud) and off-premises (public cloud). Emerging hybrid cloud models require the orchestration of deployed services across those clouds to give even more flexibility to the deployment of applications. The adoption of those new development techniques is making the job of managing and reliably releasing and maintaining software and services extremely complex.Everything is working fine now, why change? There is something to be said about having a well-vetted process that has already been automated. Why mess with it? Good question! The benefits of modernization can mostly be seen through an increase in reliability, highly predictive performance, decreased costs, increased flexibility, and decreased build/test/deploy cycle times.With a little up-front planning, you can get a handle on modern DevOps processes in your enterprise. Here are some things to consider when developing your new DevOps solution:De-coupling services, deployment and infrastructure. Decreasing the dependencies between the different layers of the solution means things can change independent of each other and will increase your reliability and scalability.Understanding and planning for a hybrid cloud. What is the difference between multiple clouds and hybrid cloud. Is your infrastructure one big pool of resources or segmented along cloud barriers?Managing multiple environments. How do you manage multiple environments across an abstracted infrastructure? How do you enforce policies, security, and compliance across environments?Continuous integration and delivery. Create automation for build, test, and deployment through code pipelining and integration with hybrid orchestration and infrastructure.Setting up a multi-environment, hybrid cloud deployment system. Evaluate different solutions that map to your new modern DevOps system.What about FaaS in modern DevOps? How does FaaS play into this new way of doing things?I’ll be tackling each of those six issues in more depth in a series of blogs over the next few months. If you want to learn more in the meantime, check out intel.com/cloud or watch my webcast on DevOps and hybrid cloud.Read the whole series:Increase DevOps Reliability by Decoupling ServicesHybrid Cloud DevOps Ends the Battle of Developers vs. ITFive DevOps Terms You Need to KnowHow to Set Up a Simple DevOps Multi-Hybrid Cloud Systemlast_img read more

Lenovo launches world’s thinnest Yoga 3 Pro tablet for Rs 1,14,990

first_imgChinese tech major Lenovo has launched what is touted to be the world’s thinnest tablet as of current stats, the Yoga 3 Pro in India. First showcased at the CES 2015, the Yoga 3 Pro tablet is now available in India at a price tag of Rs 1,14,990.According to Lenovo, the Yoga 3 Pro tablet is slimmer than a pencil (6.4mm) and is being largely marketed for its flexibility and ease of use. It features a 13.3-inch QHD+ touchscreen display with a 3200×1800 pixels resolution. The tablet is fueled by a 44Whr Li-Polymer battery rated to last up to 7.2 hours on single charge. The device has a 360 degree hinge that allows it to be used in different modes: laptop, stand, tent and tablet.The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro tablet will be officially available via Lenovo SMart Connected Devices stores, thedotstore.com and Croma outlets across India.In addition, the company has also launched the Yoga Tablet 2, Yoga Tablet 2 Pro and Yoga 2 AnyPen in India for Rs 28,990, Rs 49,490, and Rs 22,499 respectively, exclusively via online retailer Flipkart.Notably, the Yoga 2 AnyPen allows users to jot down notes on a tablet using any regular ball point pen or pencil.          The company has also announced that its new Tab 2 A7-30 tablet will be available later this month at Rs 8,500 (2G) and Rs 11,800 (3G).Lenovo has also launched a range of PCs from their ThinkPad series including: the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Rs 1,25,000), ThinkPad  Helix 2 (Rs 1,04,000), ThinkPad X250 (Rs 82,000), Tiny-in-One Monitor and Tiny M73 Desktop starting at Rs 40,000.   Additionally, the company has also announced the launch of its P90 smartphone in the country. The handset features a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a 1920×1080 pixels resolution. It is powered by a 1.83GHz quad-core Intel Atom Z3560 processor coupled with 2GB RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage which is non-expandable. It sports a 13MP rear and a 5MP front camera. The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.      advertisementlast_img read more

IPL 8: Bowlers, openers set up easy win for Delhi against Punjab

first_imgLed by pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile, Delhi Daredevils demolished Kings XI Punjab’s batting order before chasing down a paltry total with nine wickets in hand at the Ferozeshah Kotla to earn their fourth win from eight matches in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Friday. A brilliant bowling performance, led by Coulter-Nile helped Daredevils restrict Kings XI Punjab to 118/8 in 20 overs. In reply, the hosts chased down the target in only 13.5 overs to rise to fourth spot in the eight-team league, where Kings XI still lie last.Put in to bat, Kings XI were reduced to 10 for 4 by the fourth over as the visitors’ top-4 failed to click and got out for single-digits. They were further tottering at 45 for 6 in the 10th over but South Africa’s David Miller (42) led a revival as he anchored the innings to help his side cross the 100-run mark. Miller’s 41-ball innings included four boundaries and a six.Captain George Bailey (18) and Axar Patel (22) also made small contributions when all other batsman failed to reach double-digits. Daredevils bowlers were on the spot today as Coulter-Nile picked up a fantastic 4/20 from his four overs. The Australian was given good backing by veteran Indian pacer Zaheer Khan, who returned to the playing XI with impressive figures of 4-0-17-2.Captain JP Duminy and spinner Amit Mishra also picked up a wicket each for the hosts, who played the last match of the 2015 season here.In reply, Daredevils hardly broke a sweat in chasing down the target with absolute ease. Openers Mayank Agarwal (52 not out) and Shreyas Iyer’s (54) struck half-centuries to guide their team home with the help of a 106-run opening wicket partnership.advertisementAgarwal hit six boundaries and a six in his knock while Iyer, whose wicket was the only minor hiccup provided by Kings XI medio Thakur, smashed four boundaries and three sixes.last_img read more