Hoosiers affected by COVID-19 can get free job training

first_img By Network Indiana – June 13, 2020 0 432 Hoosiers affected by COVID-19 can get free job training Pinterest Previous articleBetter Business Bureau warns of like-farming scams on Facebook, other social mediaNext articleTwo people hurt in motorcycle crash in Kosciusko County Network Indiana Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterest (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Workforce Development) Hoosiers who have been impacted by COVID-19 can access free job training through a state program.The state’s Next Level Jobs program covers training tuition to help Indiana residents get back to work in high-demand job fields.Jobseekers can find training for positions in advanced manufacturing, building and construction, health and life sciences, IT and business services, and transportation and logistics.To be eligible, you must have a high school diploma or equivalent but less than a college degree. Since March, over 500,000 Hoosiers have filed for unemployment.last_img read more

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Mobile World Congress 2014: What a Difference a Year Makes

first_imgI just returned from Barcelona, Spain where the largest service provider event of the year was held: Mobile World Congress 2014. A year ago, not long after joining EMC, Paul Maritz and I attended MWC2013 based on a view that the service provider and off-premise ecosystem would become increasingly important to the EMC federation of businesses (EMC, VMware, Pivotal and RSA). We met with most of the major telecom companies in the world and, universally, they recognized the value of the EMC focus on driving cloud technology and our new focus on building a platform for big data, analytics and modern applications. As I mentioned last year, we left exhausted but excited by the validation of our EMC focus.This year the activity level was an order of magnitude higher. EMC, VMware and Pivotal were all present. In addition to Paul Maritz and me, VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and EMC Chairman and CEO Joe Tucci also attended.On Wednesday, Joe gave a keynote address that covered the shift to the third platform and how this will result in hundreds of billions of connected devices, the Internet of Things, and millions of new applications. The enabling trends are Cloud, Social, Mobile and Big Data. A key takeaway was that this is inevitable and will disrupt industries.Beyond sharing our view, Joe invited the industry to establish a portable and agile cloud experience by joining the Cloud Foundry community. On Monday, Pivotal announced that Cloud Foundry has moved to a true, open source foundation with the initial members including IBM, HP, Rackspace, and SAP. Many global service providers are already engaged, including NTT, Swisscom, Centurylink, Verizon, and CSC. Joe’s message was clear: the industry needs cloud portability, agility, and an open cloud operating system. Cloud Foundry is the best way to achieve this critical objective.One of the most tangible examples of the traction we are making in the service provider’s future was Joe’s discussion of the Real Time Intelligence (RTI) solution Pivotal has created. We had an early prototype of this offering at MWC2013 and were looking for service provider partners to work with in moving it to reality. We ended up with a long list of operators looking to engage and we began that process. The leading partner for this effort was Vodafone. Fast forward to 2014: we now have the RTI system in Vodafone’s live wireless networks and it has been productized.RTI is a new kind of real time big data platform for a wide range of environments including telecom operators. The RTI system is based on the Pivotal One technologies and provides the ability to access and reason over large, diverse data sets ranging from subscriber databases to billing systems and network information. We then add the Pivotal in-memory real-time analytics to the system to be able to capture and process huge volumes of events coming from the carrier infrastructure. In the Vodafone example, the system ingests over a million events per second collected from the signaling stream of the wireless network. Finally the RTI system is organized as a platform that allows rapid development of new big data applications.In fact, in the Vodafone booth, their Spanish operation wanted to show RTI being used to track and model people and traffic flow over Barcelona in real time. Since their RTI platform was already in place, a new application was developed and deployed in only a few weeks. The system worked by tracing the Vodafone ES employees as they moved throughout the city. You could see in real time how they moved and where they clustered, visualized against 3D maps of the city. In one very interesting view you could see when anonymized employees showed up at the MWC venue and how many were present at any time in the specific halls and sub areas of the site. You could also see where they came from, what parts of the city they passed through, and, given a large enough data set, even visualize population flow in real time to better understand congestion and transportation performance.The key difference between RTI and the existing operator solutions is that RTI creates a common way to collect, manage and reason through your big data and real time data via a modern platform that is optimized for new application development and diverse data sources. We know of hundreds of use cases that RTI can be leveraged to address (from churn management to NPS score visibility and network optimizations)… as a single uniform platform with each use case just means a new application. From concept to product in a little over a year was pretty good progress and exciting to see.Joe closed out by highlighting the EMC progress in building clouds, driving the evolution of storage to accommodate cloud models, and evolving the mobile technology space. He showed off our mobile file sync and share collaboration technology, Syncplicity. Unlike consumer oriented offerings, this system not only provides slick, mobile friendly integration of the user experience but also allows for customer choice of where to store the data (in the cloud, in their data center, hybrid, etc.). In addition to Syncplicity, Joe highlighted VMware’s announced acquisition of Airwatch, which gives VMware the leading technology in Enterprise Mobility management and adds to the already broad end user computing capability within the VMware portfolio. Finally, he told the audience how EMC is helping them manage data at Exabyte scale. It took 26 years to ship a total of 1EB of storage. Last year, EMC shipped that much in a month. Now, we are seeing some individual deals that approach an Exabyte in size.What a difference a year makes! We believe that IT and Telecom are coming together and that EMC technical capability is at the core of this new environment. Mobile World Congress 2014 and the significant visibility of the EMC federation certainly reinforce this.last_img read more

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Collier leading Women of Troy in 2012

first_imgIt is not always easy to look past the bikini-clad athletes that have dominated the beach volleyball scene. Those fans able to look away, however, have surely noticed a constant coaching presence on the sandy sidelines.A new home · The outdoor basketball courts near Parking Structure X will eventually house training facilities for USC’s sand volleyball program. – Emily Tat | Daily TrojanThat would be Anna Collier.Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh and Nicole Branagh are just a few of the many beach volleyball stars Collier has coached, along with Holly McPeak and Nancy Reno in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and Annette Davis and Jenny Johnson in the 2000 Sydney Games.Collier is charged with developing the next generation of beach volleyball stars as the coach of the new USC women’s sand volleyball team, scheduled to debut in spring 2012.“USC wanted somebody with the experience necessary to set a good foundation for the program, and hopefully win right away,” Collier said.Collier’s style is unique because she emphasizes track workouts, as she served as the women’s cross-country and track and field coach at Santa Monica College. She was also the chair of the kinesiology and athletics department at Santa Monica College before coming to USC.“Everybody needs to know how to run track to a certain degree,” Collier said. “When we train, I utilize a lot of running. I can help [my players] by incorporating some of the drills that track and field athletes use to increase speed and jumping ability.”She can empathize with student-athletes interested in playing indoor and sand volleyball. While attending USC, Collier, who was then known as Anna Biller, competed with the track and field, volleyball, and swimming teams.Collier played beach volleyball professionally for seven seasons before beginning her coaching career in 1990.With the season a few months away, Collier’s squad is scheduled to train at the Annenberg Community Beach House in Santa Monica until the scheduled facility is built on the space currently occupied by outdoor basketball courts adjacent to Parking Structure X. The plan is for USC to host the first sand volleyball national championship this season.Scoring is expected to be match play similar to tennis, with five teams of doubles from each school competing to be the first to earn three victories, Collier said.Nike is still developing the uniforms, but NCAA rules will require the midriff to be covered.Players coming to USC on a sand volleyball scholarship will not be allowed by the NCAA to play indoor volleyball. Student-athletes on indoor volleyball scholarships, however, can play sand volleyball.Geena Urango, who played four seasons of indoor volleyball at USC, will receive the first sand volleyball scholarship. Five players are scheduled to train with Collier in the fall, with players from the indoor volleyball team filling out the rest of the squad in the spring.“I believe strongly in all indoor players training on the sand,” Collier said. “Indoor in recent years has become very specialized by position. In sand volleyball, you have to do it all, so you become a better all-around player.”Since being hired in July, Collier has worked closely with indoor volleyball coach and director Mick Haley and the sand program’s assistant coach Cookie Stevens, who holds the same position with the indoor team.“I am very fortunate to have Mick and Cookie’s experience to help guide me through the administrative issues of starting an emerging sport,” Collier said. “I am good to go with the coaching aspect, but I have not coached at the NCAA Division I level, and there are a lot of rules and regulations.”Collier did not hesitate when asked about her immediate goal for the program.“I want to make sure that we create the kind of program USC can be proud of,” Collier said.last_img read more

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Messi: Barca Can’t Change Tikitaka Style

first_imgMessi thinks the La Liga title his side has just won should be valued while admitting that they missed their coach Tito Vilanova.“I think it is a very important title due to what the Spanish League means and the rivals that we have, such as Real Madrid for example which is one of the best sidesin the world”, he said in an interview on Azteca Television. “We were on the back of a change when Guardiola left so when Tito took over it was really good for us until he then had to leave and we noticed the change.It was not because Roura or the others were not up to the job, it was just that we lacked our first team coach who had spoken to us and transmitted to us his own messages from day one and it was obviously not the same without him”, he said.Messi thinks that despite the defeat to Bayern, his side should persevere with its style of play. “It gets more and more difficult; you can’t win everything every year.We have been playing the same way for a long time and all the coaches and opponents study the best way to stop us winning, but we can’t lose our heads over what has happened to us this season. We can’t change the Barcelona style of play that has always characterised this side. We have to be calm now and think about next season”, he continued. With regards his own future Messi said: “I’ve said it many times: one day I would like to play in Argentina, but today I am only thinking about staying here until the very end”.last_img read more

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