What’s in a Task?

first_imgWe need your help!We strive to make it easier for our customers to quickly locate the important support content they need. We know people use different paths to get to content – some prefer to search while others prefer to navigate to content.As we plan for the future, we want to better match commonly performed support tasks to the type of content you might be looking for within Dell EMC Online Support.  We have identified some common customer tasks and a proposed set of task categories.  We’d like your help to match them up using a “Card Sort”.To participate, just click on the link below and you will be presented with an online tool where you can drag and drop common product tasks into the different categories. It only takes about 10 minutes, and it’s fun!Participate Now!Watch this two minute video to find out more about this activity.The results of this card sort activity will help us determine if we got our categories right or whether we need to make some further improvements. Help us shape your future support experience!  We will post the results within the Dell EMC Support community and encourage future dialog on this topic!Holly AndersonPrincipal Manager of Dell EMC Social SupportFollow us @DellEMCsupportlast_img read more

Speaker discusses St. John Paul II’s canonization policy

first_imgSt. John Paul II’s approach to canonization and beatification was unprecedented in its scale, Valentina Ciciliot said during her lecture “John Paul II’s Canonization Policy: the Italian Case.”“Pope John Paul II declared a huge number of blessed, and more than half of all the saints proclaimed by the Catholic Church since the establishment of the Sacred Congregation of Rites in the 16th century,” Ciciliot said Thursday evening at Hesburgh Library.Ciciliot, a postdoctorate fellow at the University’s Cushwa Center, said his new canonization policy was helped by expediting the traditionally long, drawn-out process.“A direct consequence of the new legislation is particularly the possibility to start canonical processes after five years from the death of a candidate to sanctity,” Ciciliot said. “Before, it was 50 years.”Consequently, Ciciliot said John Paul II was able to canonize more modern and relatable figures.“Now the Church is able to compete with the heroes and stars proposed by civil society,” Ciciliot said.Ciciliot said John Paul II’s tendency towards frequent canonizations was an attempt to provide the world with models of morality and sanctity to whom all people should aspire.“John Paul II’s canonization policy has become one of the Catholic Church’s main instruments for the restoration of society,” Ciciliot said.The effect of John Paul II’s canonization policy was especially profound in Italy, since a disproportionally large number of Italians were beatified and sainted. Ciciliot said she believes this was an intentional move by John Paul II to reinstate Italy as a model of Christian behavior.“Italy is the country which more than any other has been in the past a stronghold of the Christian message,” Ciciliot said. “Now it has the task of rediscovering its evangelizing rule and representing it with all necessary force to a modern world.”Ciciliot said John Paul II is also unique in the attention he paid to laypeople and, in particular, laywomen.“During his pontificate, John Paul II led purely and powerfully, especially regarding women, maternity and family,” Ciciliot said.One very prominent example of John Paul II’s focus on women is seen in his canonization of Gianna Beretta Molla, a mother who died after refusing to terminate a pregnancy she knew could result in death.“The new saint was presented as an authentic layperson, as a woman who lived her life and her sanctity in a perfectly ordinary way, close to the experiences of any wife or mother,” Ciciliot said. “No mother of a family had been made a saint since the Middle Ages.”Through the canonization of Molla, Ciciliot said John Paul II hoped to create a modern, ordinary saint out of a mother during a time when pro-abortion movements were sweeping Italy.“The aim was to record a moral high ground through a wider dogmatization of moral principles to which contemporary society should refer, or else face the risk of a breakdown of civilization,” Ciciliot said.Tags: canonization, Hesburgh Library, John Paul IIlast_img read more

Music students perform for lunch concert series

first_imgThe department of music will be putting on a brief concert at 12:10 p.m. Friday, as part of their “Bach’s Lunch” performance series. The performance will be held in the Penote Performers Assembly in the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, and is scheduled to run until 1:10 p.m.“Bach’s lunch is a very informal casual concert that is intended to highlight some of the music students so they can get practice performing in front of a live audience. They’re very short — they’re about 50 minutes, and you’re supposed to bring your lunch,” Noelle Elliott, department of music publicity and concert coordinator, said.Elliott said different students perform each time, in groups ranging from two members to eight.“This Friday, four [students will perform] — three vocalists and one on piano,” she said. “It’s all classical. For this Friday, the majority of the lyrics that the students are singing are in German.”Flyers with translations will be distributed to the audience. Elliott said the performance will include works composed by Richard Strauss and Francis Poulenc. Elliot said the department holds “Bach’s Lunch” concerts four to five times a semester and the performances vary widely in audience attendance.“It depends — if students promote themselves, it can be from 50 – 60 people, and sometimes, there are four people,” Elliott said. “But four people are better than no people. That’s really what performance is about — having an audience. Because if there’s no audience there, then you’re just rehearsing. The energy from the audience is so important for the people performing.”She said that for the performers — all of whom are music majors — this performance experience is critical.“They’re going to be performing in front of a large audience eventually,” she said. “You go out and since you don’t have your music, you’re really performing, and the nerves are there, and it’s a way for them to learn to deal with their nerves. “But, also it’s supposed to be polished and performance-ready, just like they would for their senior recital, or if they’re planning on pursuing a career in music, to prepare them to do this as a career.”Elliott said she encourages anyone interested to attend the free but ticketed concert.Tags: Bach’s lunch, Department of Musiclast_img read more

Festival Recap: The New River Gorge Craggin’ Classic

first_imgOur return to the South East continues to impress. Coming from Colorado, this month has reminded us of all the things we missed when we left in May. It was our first Gauley Fest, our first time rafting the Gauley, and the ‘firsts’ keep on coming. The past seven days have been filled with our first (and second and third) time climbing in the New River Gorge, our very first Craggin’ Classic and our first time to beautiful Fayetteville, West Virgina. What a week it was!We rolled in last Wednesday ready to dust off the cobwebs that had unfortunately accumulated on our climbing gear over the past couple of weeks. You can’t come to The New and NOT take advantage of some of the best rock climbing in the country. The sheer amount of climbing that’s available is enough to make even the most well-traveled climber drool. There are literally thousands of routes for all skill levels and climbing styles. If you have never been to the area, don’t expect to roll in and immediately hop on the crag. The approach trails here can be rugged, hard to find, and many skirt private property.  We highly recommend stopping into Waterstone Outdoors in Fayetteville to purchase a guidebook. You’ll thank yourself and you’ll be able to maximise your time climbing. On top of being a stellar gear shop, Waterstone is also heavily involved with the stewardship of the area can be a fountain of information for those who want a nudge in the right direction.On Friday, following a solid day of climbing and feeling a bit off of our game, we had our first meetup since we got sick. We joined forces with The New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC) to help build a new access trail to Fern Buttress, as well as help with a little housekeeping in the area. Each year before the Craggin’ Classic, NRAC hosts a day of stewardship and conservation. The day allows climbers from near and far to help give back to the land that they love and use. The turnout was excellent and really speaks to the local climbing community, and the climbing community as a whole. It would be easy to take the day before The Classic and climb your heart out. However, 25+ people (some local and some not) showed up at 9:00 AM for a full day of moving rocks, building fences, cleaning up broken glass, and ultimately building a new trial. It was a long, hot, and humid day but we love giving back whenever possible. NRAC is doing amazing things in the community. If you climb in The New, we highly encourage spending a day with them or making a donation to help with gear replacement. They’re out there keeping us all safe. Following the work day, we would have loved to relax but it was day 1 of the American Alpine Club’s Craggin’ Classic! The Craggin’ Classic is “country’s only nationally-touring, grassroots climbing festival.” The festival drew climbers from all over the country for clinics, films, competitions, local food & beer, and a wild late-night dance party in the woods. The Classic is a gathering of the tribe so to speak. It draws the core climbing community to world-class climbing destinations across the country. To be honest, this was one of our favorite festivals to date. The stoke was through the roof and everybody came to climb hard.Saturday and Sunday climbers were treated to breakfast courtesy of the AAC, and delicious coffee from Stone Tower Joe. These guys were awake far before everybody else to make sure we were fed, caffeinated, and ready to send some New River sandstone.Saturday night is the big party at the Craggin Classic’. Once again, it was a priority that everybody was fed. The AAC put on a massive pig roast and it was magical. Following dinner, the crowd turned to the beer booth and got ready for the evening’s raffles, giveaways, and the dyno competition. Men and women who are much stronger climbers than us, took to the stage to show off their strong dyno skills. Contestants had 10 minutes to stick a dyno move on increasingly difficult routes. A “dyno” is when a climber uses dynamic movement and momentum to get to the next hold. In other words, the climbers were launching themselves into the air and trying their best to cling on to the next hold.As the night progressed, it was time for everyone to blow off some steam after a couple hard days of climbing. Just over the hill in the AAC campground, the late night dance party was kicking off. We thought by now everyone would be worn out enough and just want to party. Nope… Climbers gonna climb. By the time we got there people hopped on the wall behind the dance party and started bouldering.Our favorite part of our time here has been getting acquainted with the local climbing community. Everyone at the festival and at the crag has been friendly, caring and overall pleasant to spend time with. So if you are reading this, thank you, and we’ll see you next year!As with every event we attend, we will be repping our sponsors and their awesome gear! You can check out first hand what we use on the road to live outside and play, including gear from La Sportiva, Crazy Creek, National Geographic, RovR Products, Sea to Summit, Mountain House, LifeStraw, and Lowe Alpine.last_img read more

Arena Hospitality Group opens a hotel in Zagreb

first_imgWhen the hotel opens, it will have 115 rooms, will feature a renowned restaurant and bar, a wellness and spa center, a gym, conference facilities and parking. Arena Hospitality Group announced today that they have signed a 45-year lease agreement for a historic building in the center of Zagreb, for the purpose of developing and managing a modern branded hotel in Zagreb. The hotel is expected to open within 24 months. Two days ago, Arena Hospitality Group announced a new investment cycle in 2020, and the most important news is that the complete renovation and repositioning of the popular Hotel Brioni is finally starting. Read more in the attachment. Although for now there is no official information about the exact location of the future hotel, the first step will be to obtain all the necessary permits to decorate the historic building. “This transaction is another important step for the Group in carrying out its strategy to strengthen its presence in Central and Eastern Europe. The new hotel in the center of Zagreb will increase the geographical spread of the Group’s portfolio, which is currently centrally positioned on the Istrian coast, and will reduce the exposure to seasonality. This addition to the portfolio will also contribute to strengthening the Group’s profile in the senior, senior and lifestyle segments. ” stand out from Arena Hospitality Group.center_img Arena Hospitality Group is expanding its portfolio by opening a hotel in Zagreb. ARENA HOSPITALITY GROUP CONTINUES INVESTMENT CYCLE IN 2020 RELATED NEWS: The complete renovation and repositioning of the popular Hotel Brioni is underwaylast_img read more

Goldman Sachs reviews options for City block

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Wet your hands not your whistle: South Korean ‘soju’ diverted to sanitizers

first_imgTopics : South Koreans drink an average of about 12 shots of soju each week, media say, citing industry figures. (The Jakarta Post/Arief Suhardiman)The chemical can also be made from petrochemical feedstock.Whether used for liquor or disinfection, both have the same chemical structure and can break apart the virus particle, said Lee Duckhwan, a chemistry professor at Sogang University in Seoul, the capital.”If there’s any difference, that is the liquor tax imposed on ethanol produced by liquor makers,” Lee said.The virus fears boosted February sales of soaps and hand sanitizers, including those with an alcohol base, to four times the level a year ago, data from a major retailer Lotte Mart shows. Shares of ethanol producers also jumped.Following Daesun Distilling, Hallasan Soju, based on the resort island of Jeju, also provided 5 tons of ethanol to authorities on Tuesday, a company official said.  “Ethanol demand for disinfection has grown while supply is limited…we have decided to provide it,” an official of Daesun Distilling, based in the southeastern city of Busan, told Reuters.To banish the virus, the company has pledged to donate 32 tons of ethanol for use in disinfecting buildings and public places in Busan and southeastern Daegu, the city at the center of South Korea’s outbreak.”We plan to keep donating until the coronavirus outbreak is stabilized and to donate 50 tons more,” added the official, who sought anonymity as he was not authorized to speak to media.South Koreans drink an average of about 12 shots of soju each week, media say, citing industry figures. Ethanol for alcoholic drinks can be produced by fermentation or distillation, typically from grains and plants.center_img Makers of soju, South Korea’s national drink and one of the world’s best selling spirits, are jumping into the fight on the largest outbreak of coronavirus outside China by sharing their stockpiles of alcohol with makers of sanitizers.Disinfectants, such as hand sanitizers, are flying off the shelves, along with medical-grade masks, as infections in South Korea have surged past 5,000 in just over a month since its first patient was diagnosed.South Korean soju makers have responded to soaring ethanol demand for sanitizers by donating the alcohol that goes into the drink, a distilled spirit with 17% to 20% alcohol by volume traditionally based on rice, but now often wheat or potatoes.last_img read more

FTT to cost Dutch pension funds €250m per year despite exemption

first_imgThe FTT zone is likely to comprise all EU countries except the Netherlands, the UK, Luxembourg, Malta and the Czech Republic.The DNB excluded derivatives and repos from its calculations, as it assumed the trade would move out of the FTT area, Dijsselbloem said.The European Commission is intending to tax each derivatives transaction by 0.01%.The minister suggested that falling demand for derivatives, or the extension of duration triggered by the FTT, could lead to pension funds failing to fully hedge their financial risks.The so-called Tobin tax could also hit Dutch pension funds indirectly, the Treasury warned, as middlemen and clearing members could pass on FTT costs.In Dijsselbloem’s opinion, the introduction of the tax could also reduce liquidity on financial markets, and possibly increase the bid-ask spread and transactions costs.Even an FTT exemption for pension funds would be unlikely to counter this effect, he said. The European Commission’s controversial financial transaction tax (FTT) will set Dutch pension funds back by at least €250m every year, even though the country has chosen not to participate in the tax, according to finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem.In a letter to Parliament, Dijsselbloem pointed out the difficulty of measuring overall costs at this time and warned that the financial burden could actually be much higher.Referring to the calculations of regulator De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), Dijsselbloem said the loss for pension funds would take at least a quarter of a percentage point off their returns, and come at the expense of coverage ratio and pensions.He said the DNB had only taken equity and bond transactions into account, which are to incur a 0.1% FTT levy if they have been issued in the FTT zone, or are traded within the area.last_img read more

IORP rapporteur urges Brussels to back pensions working group

first_imgA Dutch MEP has suggested the revised IORP Directive should be used to encourage the growth of occupational pensions rather than simply focus on matters of governance and risk management.A draft report by Jeroen Lenaers, acting as rapporteur for the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL), recommends changes that emphasise that the “introduction of occupational retirement schemes in more member states [sic] remains crucial”.The change was proposed to replace the European Commission’s emphasis on an internal market for occupational pensions that would help foster growth and boost employment.The report by Lenaers, a member of the European People’s Party, also suggested the Commission take account of the need to grow the second-pillar system by providing “significant added value at Union level” by helping coordinate cooperation with individual social partners. It was suggested this would be made possible by a high-level group of experts to “investigate the most important questions concerning pensions policy”, with proposals being put forward on how second-pillar savings rates could be boosted.The proposal is not dissimilar to the Commission’s earlier work on the White Paper on Pensions, which, among other things, proposes various methods by which member states can boost the number of workers contributing towards occupational schemes.The Dutch MEP’s suggestions largely mirror the changes proposed last year during Council of the EU discussions between member states – stripping out the more onerous aspects of the Pension Benefit Statement, for example. In the preamble preceding the amendments, Lenaers said: “The rapporteur has tabled this opinion with the aim to strike the right balance between, on the one hand, the need to have high European standards with regard to governance, supervision, information and transparency, while on the other hand taking into full consideration the much-needed flexibility for member states to efficiently and successfully adapt these standards to suit their specific national situations.”The report was presented to the other members of EMPL at its most recent meeting on 5 March, with the MEPs asked to propose changes to the Lenaers document by 19 March.A second, more crucial report is currently being drafted by Irish MEP Brian Hayes on behalf of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee.Hayes was appointed alongside Lenaers and a number of shadow rapporteurs in early January.last_img read more

Old Football Field

first_imgThe other day Jeff Miller and I were talking about press boxes at different football fields from which we have broadcast games.  A lot of you will remember the old field by the Intermediate School.  There was nothing unusual about this field, but the press box was a real gem.  It was set on top of 4 telephone poles.  The poles were buried in the ground, but still towered quite a few feet above game level.  You got to the press box on an extension ladder separate from the box itself.  You entered the press box through the floor.  On nice, calm Friday nights things up there were pretty good.  Of course, you were very careful when you stood up to stretch because the hole was still in the floor.  The fun nights were when it started to rain and the wind blew.  Besides swaying back and forth you always had the thought of going down that ladder in the rain.  One of my partners got so petrified about getting down that athletic director, Glen Butte, had to forcefully pick him up and carry him down the ladder.  He screamed every step of the way.  What a difference today with the bleachers that Batesville inherited from Walhill Pony Farm with their nice covering.  Not only are they covered on top, but they are covered on 3 sides.  The press box is on the other side of the field and is accessible simply by walking up the bleachers with a handrail.  This press box is very nice, but as new fields are build the newer ones are now equipped with air conditioning and/or heat.  Some even have facilities for keeping and storing food.  Yes, I am talking about high school press boxes!last_img read more