Our 2017 Annual Report to Customers

first_imgOne year ago today, we launched Dell Technologies – a new company with a single purpose; to create technologies that drive human progress. Now that we’re one year in, how are we doing?Well, we could answer that question by strictly considering our technology innovation over the past year… and if we did, we’d see the award winning Latitude 7285 2-in-1 … or maybe the new VMware Cloud on AWS … or, in the data center, how about our 14G PowerEdge Server and VxRail Appliance – both now deemed to be number one in their respective segments… but that would be missing the point.In my mind, the only people that can truly answer this question… are our customers. After all, they’re the ones using our technology to transform their businesses.So now, looking through the eyes of our customers, how are we doing?For the answer to that, look no further than our 2017 Annual Report to Customers. In it you’ll find 25 stories about what our customers are doing to transform their business… and change the world.You’ll learn how TGen has partnered with Dell Technologies to apply precision medicine to fight the rarest forms of pediatric cancer.  You’ll also see how Chitale Dairy is keeping small-scale dairy farmers’ most precious livestock healthy and producing at a 10 times higher yield.So, whatever your measure is – technology innovation or customer success – I’d say our first year has been a resounding success.   But don’t take my word for it – read the Annual Report to Customers and then decide for yourself.last_img read more

Vermont Agriculture Innovation Center releases $45,000 for professional development training

first_imgThe Vermont Agriculture Innovation Center (AIC) was created in 2009 when Senator Patrick Leahy secured $469,000 in funding through the USDA’s Agriculture Innovation Demonstration Center program. The goals of the Innovation Center program are to fund state-based Agriculture Innovation programs that provide technical, marketing and organizational development services to value-added agricultural businesses. ‘Value-added’ businesses include farms that do some level of processing for raw products, alternative production (e.g. organic), diversified farming, or local foods marketing.The Vermont Housing Conservation Board, South Hero Land Trust, and Vermont Agriculture and Culinary Tourism Council, were recently awarded funding to provide professional development training to enhance value added agriculture in the state of Vermont. Proposals were reviewed and selected by a review committee and put forward for approval by the Agriculture Innovation Center Board.The Vermont Housing Conservation Board was awarded $35,000 for the Vermont Farm Viability Enhancement Program to provide training for Farm Viability and other agriculture related technical assistance providers on the range of capital available, planning for farm transitions between owners, establishing peer-to-peer learning opportunities for service providers, establishing new individuals to become providers within the Farm Viability service provider network, and identifying and presenting best practices in farmer assistance programs from regions beyond Vermont.The South Hero Land Trust was awarded $5,000.00 to support the continued networking and professional development of the growers in the Champlain Islands, and to encourage producers to enhance business development in the agricultural sector. This county-wide group of farmers will meet on a bi-monthly basis to provide peer-to-peer learning opportunities as well as access to local and regional experts. The topics will include: agricultural business and financial planning, value added resources, diversification and organic transition information, accessing and benefiting from the demand for ‘buy local’, soils expertise, and more.The Vermont Agriculture and Culinary Tourism Council (VtACT) was awarded $5,596.00 to send four of its members to the Culinary Tourism World Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia in September, 2010. The information from the World Summit will be brought back to Vermont and disseminated to council member’s affiliated organizations, offering a peer-to-peer learning opportunity, and by sharing at agricultural meetings such as the Vermont Farms Association meeting. The information will be used in the design of the council’s criteria for establishments listed on the VtACT website and generate ‘best practice’ expectations for farmers and producers, working to comply with the criteria.Senator Patrick Leahy has secured one million dollars for the Vermont Agriculture Innovation Center to continue its work and disburse funds for 2010. Request for proposals from the Agriculture Innovation Center will be out in mid August with funds expected to arrive in Vermont this fall. For more information please contact Colleen Leonard at the Vermont Agency of Agriculture at [email protected](link sends e-mail) or (802) 828-2790.last_img read more

PSIT up for discussion in Franklin County

first_imgBrookville, IN—Franklin County council will hold a public hearing on July 23 during which residents may comment about the Public Safety Income Tax rate and about how the council spends the money.last_img

Job Vacancy: Construction Manager/Civil Engineer Required

first_imgJob Vacancy: GDC (Irl) Ltd Property Developers are currently recruiting.We are a long established Donegal based construction company who specialise in the construction of quality housing developments for both the public and private sectors.Due to our continued expansion, we are looking to employ a professional engineer to join our team who has the desire and experience necessary to successfully manage the day to day operations of construction site activities whilst offering strong commercial assistance across all aspects of housing construction. The RoleThe successful Person will be responsible for the day to day management of construction site activitiesMaterials procurement, quantifying, scheduling, programming, ordering and documentationSub-contractor procurement, pre-appointments, programming and coordinationValue engineering exercises and cost control managementCoordination of structural, external and internal works/finishes from conception to final certificationQuality control management of works and finishes to the highest standardsEnsure compliance with Health & Safety requirements. Safe management of works, management of safety documentation along with the continual development & improvement of current safety, welfare and quality systemsManagement, coordination, distribution of design drawings and details within the teamHave a strong commercial and contractual awareness with a good understanding of correct procurement methods and sub-contractor appointments and paymentsLiaise with and reporting to the managing directorThe PersonRequires a relevant Qualification/Degree in Construction Management/Civil Engineering with a minimum of 3-5 years experience in a similar roleHave a strong practical and technical background in the construction sector and in particular housing developmentBe a strong communicator with good people skillsBe well organised, motivated and able to work using own initiativeHave good commercial acumen and enjoy a varied job roleBe ambitious and keen on pursuing your personal developmentExperience in surveying, setting out, AutoCad, etc an advantageIdeal candidate will have a full clean driving licenceSalary negotiable and depending on experience.Closing date for applications 5pm Friday 29th March 2019 Please forward your CV and cover letter marked for the attention of the Managing Director to GDC (Irl) Ltd, Kilderry, Muff, Co Donegal F93 XA38, or by email to [email protected] Vacancy: Construction Manager/Civil Engineer Required was last modified: March 12th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Civil Engineerconstruction jobsConstruction ManagerGDC (Irl) Ltdlast_img read more

Ratings and post budget speech outlook

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 25 February 2019 – Since Finance Minister Tito Mboweni presented the budget speech last Wednesday, media commentary has focused on several dimensions of the public response to priorities outlined therein, and interventions announced to deal with the country’s broader economic and financial outlook.Brand South Africa welcomes the 2019 budget, which, if read in conjunction with President Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address, provides clear indications of government’s intention to create a conducive environment for growth, increased investor confidence, ease of doing business in South Africa, and fiscal discipline.Minister Tito Mboweni indicated in the Budget Speech that, “Our determination to regain our fiscal prudence will form the basis of our economic recovery… Restoring our finances and fixing our state-owned enterprises will take great courage.”The two themes that emerge from the 2019 Budget Speech, revolved around 1) acknowledgement of challenges, and 2) commitment to change. This was made evidently clear by the Minister’s insistence on the need to take the bitter with the sweet, and thus to engage interventions, and structural reforms, which will set the country on a path of recovery.Media reports following on the Budget Speech, for example, refer to the concerns expressed by credit ratings agency Moody’s, that focus on government’s limited fiscal flexibility, in a challenging economic environment of continued slow GDP growth.The crux of concerns raised by economic analysts, is what they see as an erosion of South Africa’s fiscal strength since the October medium-term budget. Furthermore, due to serious challenges at key SOEs, they expect government deficits to increase in the long term.Brand South Africa would like to caution against pre-emptive pronouncements on the outlook for South Africa’s credit rating prior to the final announcement by Moody’s, expected on 29 March 2019. As indicated by the Minister, steps announced in this budget pave the way for immediate and long term interventions which will not only stabilise the country’s fiscal position, but will address concerns related to SOEs.In the restructuring of ESKOM and as it reviews SOE’s, government will consider the sale of non-core assets and pursue Private-Public Partnerships. This can improve efficiency, and in the long term reduce reliance on state funding. In managing the public wage bill, the first step is to allow older public servants to retire early which is projected to save the state more than R20 billion over the next three years whilst creating employment opportunities.In his State of the Nation Address, President Ramaphosa indicated that South Africa wants to be in the top fifty nations in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. In order to stimulate growth, Minister Mboweni mentioned “Government’s policy actions aim to end the uncertainty that has undermined confidence and constrained private sector investment. The R300billion worth of pledges made at the Investment Conference last year demonstrates that there is pent-up private sector demand if we grab hold of the opportunity.”In a statement released by Business Leadership South Africa, post the budget speech; “In BLSA’s view, the recommendation to this year’s budget was its commitment and credible action in cutting back on wasteful expenditure, reducing the public wage bill, decisively eradicating theft of public resources, and the deliberate focus on debt and debt servicing costs”“We are encouraged that our Finance Minister unambiguously declared that there are no freer lunches for SOE’s –and executives as well as individuals”, said Mohale, CEO of BLSA. He added that “SOE’s must be self-sustainable and not dependent on government handouts since support for Eskom will come with tough conditions. This must not just be for Eskom but all other SOE’s and municipalities, because there is simply no room within this fiscus to spend our way out of a growth constrained environment”.Based on both the State of the Nation, and Budget speech it is clear that government is committed to addressing the fiscal position.Yesterday, the President released a statement announcing the establishment of a Special Investigations Unit Tribunal. This Unit will be responsible for fast-tracking investigations on corruption and irregular expenditure in the private and public sectors. At least seven judges have been appointed to lead these investigations. This once again proves the commitment to root out corruption in all sectors.Brand South Africa remains confident that efforts to capacitate the economy, will ensure a turn-around in the economic performance of the country. Citizens are encouraged to unite and support the nation brand. The time to stand together is now.//ENDS// About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to promote  pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation building.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of the nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live benefits everyone. Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates, individuals, NGOs, government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.last_img read more

‘Mahagathbandhan’ can be revived if Nitish cuts ties with NDA: Congress


Barcelona in 60 million-euro deal for Neymar

first_imgBarcelona have reportedly won the race to sign Brazilian sensation Neymar by securing a 60 million-euro deal for the striker.The Catalan club is hopeful of bringing Neymar to the Camp Nou after the Olympic Games although it is unlikely he will move before the 2013-14 season, reports Xinhua.The 20-year-old is currently contracted with Brazilian club Santos until the 2014 World Cup.Barcelona is understood to have made a down-payment for the star which guarantees his transfer to the reigning FIFA Club World Cup champions.News of the deal follows calls from former Brazil international strikers Ronaldo and Rivaldo for Neymar to join a European club to fulfil his potential.The reported deal ends the hopes of Chelsea, Juventus and Real Madrid, which have also expressed their interest in the starlet.last_img read more

Lady Eagles take crack at confident Lady Tamaraws

first_imgPH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FEU is hoping to make the Finals for the second straight year despite losing key players from last year and prized rookie Lycah Ebon early in the season.“Our morale is high. We have proven that we can beat La Salle, which we have not beaten in a long while. Now there’s no reason why we can’t beat Ateneo,” Pascua added. “We will work hard for it.”The Lady Eagles have also displayed winning attitude throughout the elimination round, which they highlighted by winning 10 straight matches.“But everything changes in the Final Four,” admitted Ateneo leader Kat Tolentino.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines–Far Eastern University only has one shot at making the UAAP Women’s volleyball Finals, but it doesn’t faze coach George Pascua.The Final Four will be the true test of character, something Pascua believes his Lady Tamaraws clearly possess.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “This is all-out war. There are no excuses. The important thing is we focus on the game plan,” he said in Filipino.That plan would need to work as the Lady Tamaraws clash against top-ranked Ateneo, needing to beat the Lady Eagles two straight times to advance to the title series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsGame time is at 4 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.Pascua is speaking with confidence with his crew coming off a victory over three-time defending champion La Salle that put the Lady Spikers’ “four-peat” drive in dire straits. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inauguratedcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Petron, F2 clash for all the marbles LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewlast_img read more

Heat Scorch The Nets, 110-99

first_imgTweetPinShare0 Shares MIAMI — Dwyane Wade found out before the game he would be without his point guard, then was worried in the first quarter about the pain shooting through his left hand and wrist.Neither situation slowed him down — and the Brooklyn Nets never do.Wade scored 30 points on 14-for-19 shooting, Hassan Whiteside added a career-high 27 points off the bench and the Miami Heat clamped down defensively in the second half to beat the Nets 110-99 on March 28.“We all had to breathe collectively today, without our point guard, without somebody who puts pressure around the rim and attacks,” said Wade, who jammed his wrist early but had no ill effects the rest of the way. “I took it upon myself to be that one to attack tonight.”That’s usually the case when he faces the Nets. In his last seven games against Brooklyn, Wade is averaging 27.1 points.He’s never scored fewer than 20 against Brooklyn in a regular-season game; the then-New Jersey Nets held him to 13 in what was a 30-point Heat win in March 2012, a game Wade left early with an injury.“Dwyane Wade. He’s like wine,” Nets interim coach Tony Brown said. “He gets better with age. He was great, he attacked us all night.”Josh Richardson scored 16 points, starting at point guard in place of the ill Goran Dragic, and Justise Winslow added 13 for Miami.The Heat allowed Brooklyn to shoot 61 percent in the first half, then held the Nets to 46 percent after intermission to ensure that Joe Johnson’s first game against his former team would be a winning one.“In the second half, you could see our intensity level, physicality, aggressiveness defensively was much, much better,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “That’s hopefully something we can build on.”Brook Lopez scored 26 points for Brooklyn, which had its streak of seven straight games with 100 or more points — the team’s longest in two years — come to an end. Thaddeus Young made his first 10 shots and scored 20 for the Nets, who got 14 from Sean Kilpatrick.“It was tough once D-Wade got going,” Lopez said. “We had to focus a lot on him. He definitely controlled the game, controlled the tempo. Obviously, he’s integral to what they do. He made a lot of tough baskets, vintage D-Wade stuff.”(TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer)last_img read more

Transport disruptions hit Greece as union protests cutbacks

first_imgATHENS, Greece — Nationwide train and island ferry services have been suspended for a day in Greece, together with most Athens public transport, as the country’s biggest labour union strikes against persisting austerity measures.Tuesday’s strike is being organized by the GSEE umbrella private sector union, which also includes many categories of civil servants.The GSEE and a smaller Communist labour union are also planning separate protest marches through Athens to the house of parliament.The unions want the left-led government to scrap key income and pension cuts imposed at the demand of international creditors during Greece’s eight-year bailout program.The program formally ended in August but the measures are expected to remain in place for years to ensure Greece can keep its budgets balanced and pay off its bailout debts.The Associated Presslast_img read more