Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Facebook Advertisement TAGSAngel TimeslimerickSoulways Therapy Twitter NewsLocal NewsEnergy healing workshop in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – February 28, 2015 1230 Previous articleLimerick hotelier sets sights on tourism growth targetsNext articleHope is on the menu at Adare luncheon Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin Email Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ANGEL Times on Limerick’s Thomas Street will host a primordial energy healing workshop from Soulways Therapy on Thursday, March 5. Primordial energy healing involves looking at beliefs that are intermeshed energetically with our inner maternal and paternal archetypes. This city workshop will use somatic meditation and energetic healing tools to clear old inherited belief systems. The workshop will run from 7 to 8pm and tickets cost €15. For more details log onto www.soulwaystherapy.com WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival
Digital Transformation has been a rallying cry of CXOs over the past few years, and global disruption, due to digitization, has yielded many examples of industry powerhouses becoming a footnote in history. It should come as no surprise then, that a major trend emerged in the most recent Vanson Bourne Global Data Protection Index commissioned by Dell EMC – data is almost unanimously understood to have value and 75 percent of respondents are either already monetizing it or are investing in tools that will help them monetize it in the future.As data becomes more valuable to an organization, there is a corresponding move to collect more of it and keep it for longer. The concept of Data Capital has become ingrained in every industry, as organizations find that using data to power applications and gain new insights from analytics, sets them apart from the competition. This results in a point of friction, as the creation, acquisition and protection of data are somewhat at odds. Data protection challenges range from financial (affordability of backing it up) to logistical (delivering performance and coverage). These played a significant role in the limited improvement of data protection maturity in companies we surveyed. Simply put, what worked to protect 1.5PB of data a few short years ago, won’t work for the almost 10PB of data respondents averaged in the latest study.Not surprisingly, such growth has also created a myriad of challenges for organizations with availability and data retention. More than three-quarters (76 percent) of respondents have experienced disruption of some kind in the last 12 months. To make matters worse, these service level events are coming about through all manner of sources, making it nearly impossible to eliminate risk entirely. From infrastructure failures and ransomware attacks to data corruption and user error, or even cloud provider issue, it’s time to realize we cannot eliminate the cause of a service level event. We can, however, mitigate the damage it causes by having an effective data protection strategy and solutions in place.The stakes are higher than everWhen looking at events that resulted in a disruption, we separated these events into two categories — downtime and data loss. Across these two areas, respondents noted substantial impacts from events.41 percent experienced downtime with an average estimated cost of $527,00028 percent suffered data loss that resulted in an average estimated loss of $996,000One of the most surprising results revealed that those who scored higher in the data protection index were more vulnerable to substantial losses in the event of an outage or data loss.This magnified impact was likely due to the increased importance data plays in their business but shows just how essential it is to get data protection right. Read more about disruption and creating a strategy to protect essential data.Improving protection in three stepsSubscribe value to data and protect it accordingly – Globally, 81 percent of survey respondents say they treat data differently based on its value. As data continues to grow exponentially, it is essential to leverage a variety of data protection strategies across continuous availability, replication, backup, archives, etc. creating an effective data protection solution that can scale.Consolidate vendors to lower risk – Across the board, respondents who used multiple vendors increased the likelihood of something going wrong. Organizations with only a single data protection vendor were twice as likely to indicate they had not experienced a disruption in the last 12 months, with 40 percent reporting they had no adverse issues.Protect more in the cloud – Automatic backup to the cloud was the most frequently included technology as part of a comprehensive data protection strategy with 43 percent of respondents indicating they were using it. This is critical to leverage moving forward, both to defer costs of traditional data protection, as well as to provide coverage within cloud environments themselves.Wrapping upUltimately, the report paints a picture of organizations trying to keep up with the data deluge, it’s increased value to the organization, and new advanced workloads that strain existing data protection solutions. We’ve entered a new age where protecting data has morphed into the need to apply advanced data management strategies to keep it both safe and available at all times. Data Protection can no longer be bolted on as a simple insurance policy, but should be a primary design consideration for any workload that the organization is prioritizing. Over the coming months, we will continue to highlight new technologies and strategies to use in meeting the ever-increasing needs in this space. For now though, please find your complimentary GDPI report here.
Ryan Peters | The Observer The student senate gathered Thursday night in their third-to-last meeting of the semester.Tran and Linares’ argument was focused on the idea that they believe an affiliation with the student union as an organization would help the council better achieve their mission of amplifying the voices of marginalized students. “We want to ensure that [marginalized students] have a voice moving forward in the community,” Linares said. After the Diversity Council’s presentation, Keough Hall senator sophomore Ben Erhardt read and opened up discussion on Resolution SS 2021-21, a resolution encouraging the pursuance of strategies to help alleviate burnout on campus as a result of the fall semester with no break. The resolution proposes having rest days throughout the semester, where students will have no class, exams or homework due. Erhardt also proposed that midterms will be prohibited from being administered during weeks with rest days.An objection was raised that having designated weeks with no tests may cause exams to be clustered together and thus cause more stress for students. However, Erhardt said the sponsors of the bill came to the consensus that having weeks with no exams is a better alternative than having midterms over a five to six-week stretch.“So I think [rest weeks] just ensures that everything stays as it is, but everybody also gets a much needed break at some point,” Erhardt said. The resolution passed with unanimous support among the senators. The next discussion on the agenda was over SO 2021-10, an order to amend the undergraduate constitution to prohibit student union consumption of forced and prison labor. Junior parliamentarian Thomas Davis presented the order and urged the senators to vote against it. He argued that prohibiting offices and departments from purchasing goods that were contributed to or made by forced or prison labor is something that can not be enforced and is not best suited as an amendment to the constitution. “I fear that this is one of those good-intentioned amendments that in the long run will only hurt the constitution,” Davis said. The senate voted in opposition to the order with 27 senators voting against it.The final discussion of the meeting was about P2021-02, a petitioned resolution calling for the implementation of an optional pass/no-credit grading system for the 2020 fall semester. The petition for the optional pass/no-credit grading system was circulated over the past several days and received 1,364 signatures, according to senior and Judicial Council president Matthew Bisner. The only dissent vocalized during the meeting was that the optional grading system would “water down” a Notre Dame degree. However, co-sponsor senior Michael Dugan responded by saying that universities such as USC, MIT and Stanford have already implemented grading systems to accommodate difficulties students are facing while learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.(Editor’s Note: Dugan is a former News Writer and Systems Administrator for The Observer.) After discussion, the petition passed as 30 senators voted in favor of the order, while four voters opposed it and one senator abstained.Tags: Diversity Council of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Student Senate, pass/no-credit petition, student burnout The student senate voted on two proposals Thursday night regarding the pursuance of strategies to attempt to alleviate campus burnout and on an order to amend the undergraduate constitution to prohibit student union consumption of forced and prison labor. Student body vice president senior Sarah Galbenski started the meeting with a moment of silence and prayer honoring Valeria Espinel and Olivia Laura Rojas, two students who died last week.Following executive announcements, chair of the Diversity Council senior Estefan Linares and vice chair senior Frankie Tran presented an argument in favor of the Diversity Council gaining recognition as an organization associated with the student union rather than maintaining its status as a club.
11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Puerto Rico rejected an offer from Electric Power Authority bondholders to lend the utility $1 billion in the wake of Hurricane Maria, saying the deal would hamper the agency’s recovery.Investors holding about $3 billion of power utility bonds said the loan was made to help the island meet local matching requirements to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency funds. They also proposed exchanging $1 billion of outstanding power utility debt for $850 million of new bonds.Prepa, as the agency’s known, is struggling to restore its power grid after the hurricane knocked out electricity across the island.“The bondholders’ proposal is not viable and would severely hamper and limit Prepa’s capacity to successfully manage its recovery,” the island’s Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority said in a statement. “Such offers only distract from the government’s stated focus and create the unfortunate appearance that such offers are being made for the purpose of favorably impacting the trading price of existing debt.” continue reading »