Equestrian kicks off the spring season close to home

first_imgReddIt Lindsey Follishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-follis/ Facebook Four members of the Horned Frog equestrian team. (Photo courtesy of TCU Equestrian Twitter) ReddIt TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Lindsey Follis is a senior sports broadcasting major and journalism minor from Southern California. She enjoys watching sports, spending time with her family and traveling the world. Lindsey hopes to cover sports professionally in the future. Linkedin Previous articleFormer faculty member sues alleging discriminationNext articleFrogs struggle defensively in loss to Longhorns, 62-61 Lindsey Follis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Lindsey Follishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-follis/ Baseball welcomes Kentucky to start season Lindsey Follis What we’re reading: Yemen facing threats Lindsey Follishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-follis/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Parking tickets racking up for students Lindsey Follishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lindsey-follis/ + posts Twitter Twitter Baseball welcomes struggling California team this weekend TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Facebook printThe Frogs will take on the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo to start their spring season. Photo courtesy of TCU Equestrian Twitter.After ending last season with a losing streak, TCU women’s equestrian is set to kick off their spring season with a fresh attitude. In the fall, the team went 6-4 and lost their last three meets. With the spring season kicking off against Delaware State this Thursday at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, the team is looking forward to getting back into the swing of things.Cydney Benes, a senior rider, is gearing up for one last ride with her team.“I’m looking forward to getting back in the team spirit,” Benes said. “We all have so much fun cheering each other on.” The team’s first meet of the season will be in a different environment than normal — TCU Day at the rodeo in Dickies Arena. This means fans are going to differ from a typical equestrian meet for the TCU team. Drew Rogers, another senior on the equestrian team, is thrilled to experience this new crowd, especially since its made up of fellow Frogs. Rogers said the TCU students will bring the energy for their first meet. “We primarily have family and close friends come watch us, but we would love to have other students come and watch,” Benes said.There is one twist to the meet: the girls won’t be riding their own horses.“One thing that most people don’t know about our sport is that we only have four minutes to practice on the horse that we draw for the meet,” Benes said. Rogers says this creates quite the challenge but it “makes it an equal playing field for both of the teams competing.”Benes also believes this forces her and her teammates to rise to the occasion and shows how gifted they are. “Having only four minutes shows that we are all very talented riders,” Benes said. TCU competes at both 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursday at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. The Frogs will take on Delaware State, a team they defeated 3-1 last April.  Linkedinlast_img read more

Safe haven? Foxtons sales manager jumps ship to Colliers International

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Safe haven? Foxtons sales manager jumps ship to Colliers International previous nextAgencies & PeopleSafe haven? Foxtons sales manager jumps ship to Colliers InternationalChristopher Clare takes up position at global property firm as Associate Director for its new homes team.Nigel Lewis31st August 201801,738 Views One of Foxtons’ senior new homes sales managers has jumped ship to Colliers International.Christopher Clare is a classic Foxtons graduate having joined the company from the University of Limerick and, after starting as a negotiator, rising through its ranks to become a Regional Sales Manager, running its East London new homes team.Clare completed a degree in sports and exercise and initially worked as a fitness instructor before joining Foxtons.He moves to Colliers’ residential team as an Associate Director and the company says he will be hitting the ground running with five developments launching in September.Expertise“Christopher is a great addition to Colliers and his expertise and enterprising spirit, combined with our existing talented team of professionals, will allow us to continue to grow our residential business in West London,” says Ben Morris, head of new homes at Colliers International.“I have no doubt that Christopher will provide the highest level of leadership and expertise within this market as well as top quality advice and service to our clients.”Clare joins a company in a startlingly different place compared to his previous employer.Colliers International, which is predominantly a hotels and new homes property sales firm, reported global revenue up by 14% for the second quarter of this year and employs 13,000 people across 69 countries. Last year it turned over £1.7 billion.Foxtons, on the other hand, reported its first ever loss during the first six months of this year of £2.5 million compared to a £3.8 million profit during the same period last year.Ben Morris christopher clare colliers Foxtons August 31, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

Getting Lost at the Edge

first_imgIt’s hard to read any technology blog, research report, announcement or interview without seeing the word “edge.” It’s becoming almost as commonplace as “cloud,” and can be equally confusing. The concept isn’t necessarily new, however.Before the term “edge” caught fire, we had a long history of decentralizing applications and services—Content delivery networks (CDNs), DNS proxies and DDoS systems are all founded on the principle that the laws of large numbers (“too much” or “too many” of anything) require distribution for efficiency.I often see “edge” used in specific contexts, such as:A set of products: “Hey, look at our edge portfolio, specifically designed for the challenges YOU have at YOUR edge”A physical/geographic location: “YOUR facilities are not ready to enable the edge”Infrastructure transformation: “YOUR edge is dumb. We can make it SMART”A new business model or service offering: “Services and applications are moving to the edge”None of these statements are wrong, per se—which is why the conversations continue—but none of them are necessarily right, either. What do these statements actually tell us about what the edge is and what problems the edge can solve?First, in the interest of clarity, I think about “edge” in two different contexts:The access edge is a terminating point of one network (i.e., the SP) and another network (i.e., the enterprise). In this scenario, one network is using the other for access to content/services/applications. I would categorize SD-WAN and IoT as lead examples here.The network edge is an aggregation point within one network (i.e., the SP). In this scenario, the network is providing a platform for content/services/applications (including network functions) to be offered to others. I would categorize edge clouds (IaaS/PaaS) and data center transformations, such as Central Office Re-Architected as Data Centers (CORD) as initiatives here.Secondly, I think about “edge” in terms of use cases:Dynamic content – “too much” localized content consumption yields new delivery modelHighly interactive applications – “too many” paths yields decentralized aggregation pointsBig data business models – “too much” content yields distributed data processingSecurity – “too many” threat vectors yields localized enforcement pointsIoT – “too many” devices yields decentralized platformsAnd there are many more (“too much” bandwidth = distribution of NFV user planes), and nuanced (“too much” power consumption = centralized Radio Access Networks) use cases.Dell Technologies is focused on just about all of them, from joint innovation with component suppliers and solutions development with ISV partners, to industry-wide initiatives, and customer-specific architectures and engagements. The problem space is large, diverse and complex. So rather than trying to shoehorn everything into a single Dell Technologies edge strategy, we’re taking more of a market-centric approach to edge implementation.However, rather than share (as some of our competitors have done) a proposed list of investments we plan to make or things we plan to do, I submit for your reading pleasure a (non-exhaustive) list of things Dell Technologies is actually DOING related to the “edge:”Dell EMC is a leader in modular data centers (MDCs), allowing our customers to re-define where the “Edge” actually is, and putting IT where it needs to be, rather than in facilities built for where it needed to be in the past. Dell EMC delivers MDCs in different scale and form factors to best meet customer needs. These MDCs also include complete remote management capabilities.Dell EMC offers a broad range of Power Edge Servers and subset of these servers are also offered in ruggedized and short-depth form factors for edge deployments, such as the Dell EMC PowerEdge XR2.Dell EMC also enables accelerators based on FPGAs and GPUs that can be used to accelerate network services, analytics and customer applications at the edge.Dell has an entire range of Edge Gateways specifically focused on IoT.Dell is a founding member of EdgeX Foundry, focused on building a common, open framework for IoT edge computing.Dell EMC Networking has launched the Virtual Edge Platform (VEP), a family of Universal CPE focused on the Access Edge, ideally suited for SD-WAN applications.VMware has also acquired VeloCloud to extend its NSX technology with SD-WAN functionality. Dell EMC Networking has a long history of partnering with leading wireless providers, including Aerohive and Ruckus Networks.Dell EMC is a Platinum member of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), focused on delivering open reference architectures for the network (or carrier) edge.VMware has introduced their Virtual Cloud Network, providing a ubiquitous software layer from data center to cloud to edge.At Dell Technologies, “edge” is more than just a buzzword or a proposed investment, it’s part of our solutions-oriented approach. We’re ready to help you find out what problems the edge can solve for you.last_img read more

NCPD Expands R.E.A.C.H Program With Donation

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York R.E.A.C.H. Program to expand with the help of NCPD Foundation.A Nassau County police program that helps authorities identify residents with cognitive disorders in the event that they go missing will soon be expanding, officials announced Tuesday.The two-year-old program, Return Every Adult & Child Home (R.E.A.C.H.), received a financial boost from the Nassau County Police Department Foundation, a nonprofit that has partnered with the county to build a new state-of-the-art police academy.The $6,000 donation from the group will help Nassau authorities purchase 5,000 wristbands, lanyards and identification cards to assist officers in identifying individuals already registered in the program or who are interested in joining.“This [identification] kit will help further speed the identification of the missing person that has registered,” Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said at a press conference where he was joined by police brass, leaders of the police foundation and the family of a man with a cognitive disorder who has gone missing before.The program, which launched in 2010, provides law enforcement officials with information and photos of the person suffering from any one of a number cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and autism.Police officials said those registered in the program will have their photo and other important information released to police officers in the streets within seconds.Kathy Kammerer, whose husband, Brian, was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s 10 years ago, described R.E.A.C.H as an “extra safeguard” that makes it easier for her to be away from the couple’s home when she’s at work.“It was enough dealing with the fact that he was not going to remember me, my children, and our three children, but as years went by my husband also couldn’t speak anymore,” Kammerer said. “He didn’t understand, we would call his name, he wouldn’t answer to us.”Brian went missing several years ago, she said, but he was discovered at a mall in Bay Shore by authorities who quickly obtained his information through R.E.A.C.H.“This program is amazing for me,” she added.“We believe in the significance of this program,” said Eric Blumencranz, chairman of the NCPD Foundation. “This identification items will not only help our law enforcement, but they’ll help our citizens.”The foundation’s donation comes less than two months after a former top Nassau police official was found guilty for conspiracy after he squashed a burglary investigation revolving around the son of a former foundation board member. Two other top NCPD officials charged with allegedly covering up the case are awaiting trial.“I don’t take any bad reflection from it,” Blumencranz said of the verdict. “My interpretation from it is that the district attorney looked at the foundation…and gave us a perfectly clean bill of health, that we had no wrongdoing whatsoever.”Blumencranz noted that the foundation—which has raised $4 million since it opened in 2008—struggled to raise money since the investigation but has recently rebounded.Residents interested in registering a family member in R.E.A.C.H and obtaining a wristband and identification card can do so on April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nassau County Police Academy in Massapequa Park.last_img read more