The evolution of manufacturingI was honored to represent Dell EMC at this kick-off event, which was hosted by Emerson Chairman and CEO David Farr, a good friend and the new chair of the NAM Board. However, some of you may be wondering why start a manufacturing tour in Central Texas? When you think of the Austin area – also known as the Silicon Hills – the image of a typical, middle-America factory town doesn’t exactly spring to mind.And yet, it’s right at the heart of an evolution in manufacturing. There is a digital transformation underway in this industry and there are hundreds of businesses in Central Texas – from Emerson and Dell EMC to software companies and small start-ups – who are helping to usher in a new era in modern manufacturing. Austin has numerous examples of companies working together to modernize manufacturing in the U.S. but the same exciting story is being emulated throughout the country.Painting a picture of modern manufacturingSo, what does modern manufacturing look like? Manufacturing is learning from other industries that have been successful in adopting new approaches to technology to gain a competitive edge. Instead of resisting technology, manufacturing is now embracing ways to do things faster, smarter and better. Today’s factories now have the IT tools to collect, analyze and act on data in real time to optimize their operations, lower costs, increase throughput and gain a competitive edge.Let me give you some practical examples. Energy producers are reducing downtime and improving profitability by remotely monitoring critical equipment (think of a refinery or an off-shore oil rig) with sensors, edge gateways and sophisticated cloud-hosted analytics tools. This reduces potential employee exposure to hazardous conditions while helping the company to leverage expertise wherever it may exist. In other industries, such as automobile manufacturing, factories are using technology to do real-time testing and quality control during the assembly process to make adjustments and prevent potential problems before they occur.Lines blurring between IT and factory systemsSo, as you can see, it’s no longer a case of information technology (IT) being confined to the data center and the office with operational technology (OT) (factory systems) on the manufacturing floor. We’re now seeing the lines blur between IT and OT with embedded devices and sensors connecting and talking to previously siloed systems within a manufacturing facility. We’re experiencing how the Industrial Internet of Things – IIoT – can help customers get a more accurate and holistic picture of their performance.Partners who can add valueOf course, harnessing all this data and connecting all of the parts and players requires a complex ecosystem of experienced technology partners and a workforce with the skills needed to succeed in today’s knowledge-based economy. This is where companies like Emerson and Dell EMC can add expertise and value. Dell EMC has enjoyed a long and fruitful partnership with Emerson over the years, from developing data center standards and collaborating on the launch of multiple OEM products all the way through to the solutions that power automation processes on the factory floor. Today, we are working together to help manufacturing customers harness the power of the Internet of Things.Using technology to make manufacturing more competitiveI believe that modern manufacturing has a huge role to play in the global economy and can continue to positively impact the lives of millions of American families. However, we need to make manufacturing more competitive. We need to use technology to reinvent processes and strengthen the industry’s ability to hire workers with the skills needed in this digital age. We can absolutely enable new jobs if we have technology and manufacturing working together in tandem. Above all else, manufacturing needs to attract our best and brightest young people. The industry offers a lifelong, rewarding career with the chance to design and build a new high-tech, high-touch future. It’s exciting stuff!Global competition and increasing customer demands are certainly changing the face of manufacturing as we know it, but I think we’re all ready to embrace the challenge head-on. Dell EMC is proud to contribute to the digital transformation of this vital industry. Join the conversation and be part of the solution. I would love to hear your views and am happy to answer your questions. I also invite you to check out the NAM’s “Creators Wanted” video, which features two Dell EMC team members and highlights the many facets of a career in modern manufacturing.Keep in touch by following Dell EMC OEM or IoT on LinkedIn. While traditional manufacturing in the U.S. has certainly had to contend with ups and downs over the last few decades, the good news is that the modern industry is alive, well and kicking. In fact, right now, it is driving a huge innovation revolution across the U.S. This was the strong, take-away message to policy makers and elected officials from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) at the start of its annual tour last week in Round Rock, Texas.
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As the Jakarta administration extends large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) for another two weeks, Governor Anies Baswedan has claimed that without the policy, the capital city would see 20,000 active COVID-19 cases by November.”Without stricter restrictions and with the current testing rate, we estimate that Jakarta would see 2,000 daily new cases by mid-October and 20,000 active cases by November,” Anies said in a statement on Thursday, as reported by kompas.com.Anies previously said the capital had seen a decline in active cases since it reimposed strict PSBB on Sept. 14. Anies said flattening the curve was not the final goal of PSBB. The policy ultimately sought to end COVID-19 transmission altogether, he added.Read also: Gravediggers under strain as COVID-19 burials surge in JakartaHe expressed hope that Jakartans would limit activities outside of their homes to curb the spread of the virus.”We need to work together to cut off chains of COVID-19 transmission. The government needs to improve its testing, tracing and treatment, while residents need to stay at home as much as possible and follow health protocols,” the governor said.In addition to the rising trend of new confirmed cases, Jakarta, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in Indonesia, has also seen clusters in novel places.Epidemiologist Dewi Nur Aisyah, a member of the national COVID-19 task force’s expert team, said authorities had recently found new transmission clusters.”Some new types of COVID-19 clusters have appeared from places with high transmission risk, such as hotels, Islamic boarding schools, night clubs and wedding receptions,” Dewi said on Wednesday.The task force found three new cases from the Sari Pacific hotel in Central Jakarta, 20 new cases from two wedding receptions in Kebon Pala and Penggilingan and four new cases from Minhajjurrosyidin Islamic Boarding School in Cipayung.Dewi added that authorities had found six new cases from nightclubs and five new cases from a cooking competition celebrating Indonesia’s Independence Day in August. (nal) Topics : In the first 12 days of September, he said, Jakarta had recorded a 49 percent spike in new COVID-19 cases – 3,864 additional patientsIn the 12 days after the implementation of strict PSBB, the city managed to bring down the growth to 12 percent – 1,453 additional cases.”The fatality rate has also decreased to 2.5 percent. However, despite the decline, we still saw a high number of new cases [in the capital],” he said.With the extension, strict PSBB will last until Oct. 11.
For those of us who are part of the electorate — this is my fourth vote — the confirmation emails went out Nov. 12. To be eligible to vote, BBWAA members have to be an active member for at least 10 consecutive years, with a 10-year grace period for writers no longer active. Previous voting members more than 10 years away from active status can apply for a vote based on their baseball coverage in the most recent season.MORE: Hall of Fame ceremony deserves stage by itselfHere’s part of that email. Based on your qualifications, you have been approved to vote in the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame BBWAA election. Your 2020 ballot will be sent from Cooperstown on Monday, November 18 to the mailing address you provided through the voting registration process. You must complete, sign and return your ballot in the envelope provided. Your ballot must be postmarked no later than December 31 in order for your selections to be included in the 2020 results.You will have the opportunity to vote for zero to 10 candidates. Any candidate who receives votes on 75 percent or more of ballots cast will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday, July 26, 2020.It has always been, and always will be exciting to receive that email. So let’s take a look at the players on this year’s ballot, which was officially released at noon ET on Monday. We’ll start with the newcomers. Derek Jeter will be elected, without question, but he’s the only newbie likely to be a part of the class of 2020. After Jeter, guys like Bobby Abreu, Cliff Lee, Jason Giambi present interesting, but complicated cases. All are worth a few years of conversation, at least. From there, players who could receive a few votes but aren’t likely to meet the 5 percent minimum required to stay on the ballot: Alfonso Soriano, Paul Konerko, Josh Beckett, Brian Roberts and Eric Chávez. Also on this year’s ballot, outstanding players who don’t have a realistic shot at winding up in Cooperstown but deserve mention: Heath Bell, Adam Dunn, Chone Figgins, Rafael Furcal, Raúl Ibañez, Carlos Peña, Brad Penny, J.J. Putz and José Valverde.Here are the bios for all the new players on the Baseball Hall of Fame website. The Post Office for the Village of Cooperstown is across the street from the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum — literally, maybe two dozen steps — and this particular Monday is a special day. The 2020 Hall of Fame ballots are being mailed from the 40 Main Street building today, sent out across the country to BBWAA writers who have the honor and responsibility of voting for the players who will make up the class of 2020. And now, a quick look at the holdovers. Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are all in their eighth year on the ballot — each player gets 10, remember — and each received between 59.1 and 60.9 percent of last year’s vote. All three have Cooperstown-worthy numbers, but all three have likely been held back because of the vague character clause on the ballot. This is Larry Walker’s 10th year on the ballot, and he’s made great strides, up to 54.6 percent of last year’s vote. With the ballot-clearing of recent years — 11 players elected the past three years — Walker stands a legitimate chance of being elected this winter. And here are the other returning players, with their 2019 percentage of the vote and how many times they’ve been on the ballot: Omar Vizquel (42.8 percent, third year on the ballot), Manny Ramirez (22.8, fourth), Jeff Kent (18.1, seventh), Scott Rolen (17.2, third), Billy Wagner (16.7, fifth), Todd Helton (16.5, second), Gary Sheffield (13.6, sixth), Andy Pettitte (9.9, second), Sammy Sosa (8.5, eighth), Andruw Jones (7.5, third).
MIDDLETOWN – Poricy Park Conservancy will hold a re-enactment from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9, of Patriot Joseph Murray’s encounter with Colonel Tye.The day’s event will include demonstations, tours of the historic Murray Farmhouse and presentations, such as hearth cooking, games and chores, clothes washing, spinning wheel, colonial garden, woodworking, fence building, and a discussion on George and Martha Washington. There will also be a black powder musket fire demonstration, which will be loud.The event is appropriate for adults and children 7 years old and older. Children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. Reservations can be made by calling the nature center at 732-842-5966, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.The Poricy Park Conservancy strives to provide quality programs at a reasonable cost to visitors. Generous contributions assist the conservancy in sustaining operations. Unless otherwise noted, recommended program donations are $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers with a maximum of $20 per family members and $25 for nonmembers.Preregistration is requested for all programs unless noted otherwise, allowing staff to plan supplies and instructor coverage accordingly. Although walk-in registration the day of program is available with some programs, a program will be cancelled if the pre-registration minimums are not met. Programs are held rain or shine.The park is located at 345 Oak Hill Road, off Route 35 south. Additional information is available by visiting www.PoricyPark.org, or calling 732-842-5966.
By Chris Rotolo |OCEANPORT — At Monday afternoon’s reorganization meeting it was clear the mayor and six-member Borough Council will be focused on horse racing subsidies in the new year.After overwhelming Republican victories this past election season, the council’s first session of 2018 was used to appoint Joseph Irace as the new council president by a 5-1 vote, as well as to swear in incumbents Richard Gallo Jr. and Robert Proto, each of whom won a full-term seat on the council; Stephen Solan, who was elected to a two-year unexpired term; and William Deerin, who captured the bid for a one-year unexpired term.However, the assemblage also provided a stage for the governing body, led by Mayor Jay Coffey, to discuss its focus for the next calendar year, and atop that list was the ongoing debate about Monmouth Park.“We have a financial issue confronting us with the park, which accounts for nearly 20 percent of our tax base,” said Coffey. “And if we don’t get some sort of subsidization of horse racing, the track might not be able to sustain itself.”Coffey’s ominous tidings about the future of this Jersey Shore institution come in response to the lack of New Jersey government subsidies provided to Monmouth Park and the borough, a circumstance the mayor points out is not suffered by surrounding states.Stephen Solan takes the oath to be an Oceanport Councilman.“The four states around us all subsidize their horse racing and thoroughbred racing,” Coffey said. “This year, we need seven people all working together in lockstep to support the advancement of subsidization, be it gambling revenue or, we’re hoping for sports betting.”The fight for sports betting at Monmouth Park has been an ongoing legal battle that began six years ago, but the case to legalize was finally heard by the Supreme Court on Dec. 4, 2017, meaning Coffey’s hopes could be answered in the early months of 2018. Should the state be permitted by the nation’s highest court, Monmouth Park’s share of New Jersey’s sports wagering revenue is estimated at nearly $50 million annually, an amount the venue would split with its sports betting partner, William Hill.Deerin’s election to the council is an addition Coffey is pleased with, as he believes the longtime Oceanport resident’s background can be particularly helpful in achieving the borough’s subsidization goals.“Bill is one of the first people I met when I came to Oceanport in 2002, so I know him well, and I know his financial background will be a tremendous help with what we’re facing with both the park and the fort. His business acumen is much needed in a town like ours. He was elected for a one-year term, but I hope we have him for much longer than that.”“We’re facing some challenges for sure,” said Deerin, who has lived and coached youth athletics in Oceanport for 24 years, and now plans to serve an even larger role in the borough’s recreational sports leagues. “Our biggest focuses are the fort and the track, and we’re determined to make headway with both of them, while financially keeping us in line.”John Drucker was named as the new Fire Prevention Subcode Official, while Michael Macstudy was appointed to replace Proto and serve alongside John Bonforte on the Two River’s Water Reclamation Authority.Mayor Coffey also appointed William Sullivan (Class I), Daphne Halpern (Class IV), James Whitson (Class IV), Michael Savarese (Class IV), Thomas Tvrdik (Alternate I) and Michael O’Brien (Alternate II) to the Planning Board, while Anthony Forlini and Jack L. Harris were appointed to the Environmental Commission.Tearful AcceptanceFire department and first aid squad officer elections were also made official on Monday, as Mike Patterson (Fire Chief), Paul Van Brunt (1st Assistant Chief) and Michael Lippolis (2nd Assistant Chief) each took their oath, as did Kelsey Bernaducci (First Aid Squad Sergeant), John Gallo (2nd Lieutenant) and John Connor (1st Lieutenant).Though it was the emotional acceptance of the first aid captaincy role by Kathy Kenny that proved to be the most heart-warming moment of the meeting.Kenny’s father, Danny Sapp — who passed away in 1978 at the age of 50 — was a former Oceanport Fire Chief, and deeply connected to the borough’s first aid squad, a familial connection to the position that caused Kenny to voice her oath through prideful tears.“It was an emotional moment for me,” Kenny said. “My father died when I was 14 years old and my sister, who is my only living relative and has been very sick, she came out for me today… and I was done.”A teary-eyed Kathleen Kelly celebrates her election as Oceanport First Aid Captain with grandaughter.“I’ve been with the first aid squad for 18 years and today is the first time I’ve been captain, so this means the world to me,” Kenny added. “It’s overwhelming emotion right now, and I wouldn’t be in this position without the support of my family.”“I just hope I fill the footsteps of my past captains as well as they did it,” she said.According to Kenny, one of her priorities as captain is to bolster the numbers of her volunteer squad.“It’s tough being volunteers, and to get people to come out to volunteer,” Kenny said. “We get almost 700 calls a year, but I have great people standing beside to help me do it. And I urge people to join us, because there is no better feeling in the world. We come and help people in their worst time. When they need someone the most, we’re there. It’s truly is something special to be a part of.”For more information on how to join the Oceanport First Aid Squad visit oceanportfirstaid.org or call their nonemergency number at 732-544-0864.This article was first published in the Jan. 4-11, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
Drake (17-7, 12-0 MVC) cruised past Evansville, 101-50, Friday night. The Bulldogs had six players score in double figures with Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) leading the team with 19 points. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) scored 18 points, Maddy Dean (Walker, Iowa) added 13 points, Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) and Nicole Miller (Walker, Iowa) had 12 points each and rounding out the group was Brenni Rose (Shawnee, Kan.) with 10 points. Maddie Monahan (Silver Lake, Minn.) just missed double digits with eight points, but handed out a career-high nine assists. Dean flirted with a triple-double with nine rebounds and eight assists. TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Drake University women’s basketball team visits Indiana State in Missouri Valley Conference action Sunday afternoon. The game against the Sycamores will start at 1 p.m. broadcast on The Valley on ESPN3. As a team, the Bulldogs made a MVC and program-record 20 three-pointers, shot 69.1 percent (38-of-55) from the field and handed out 32 assists. Drake’s shooting percentage is the second-best single game mark in program history. The 32 assists are tied for fourth all-time in MVC history. Drake is just the third team in NCAA Division I to make 20 or more three-point field goals in a game this season joining FGCU & South Florida. Drake Game Notes Live Stats UNI defeated Indiana State (8-14, 6-5 MVC), 56-46, Friday night. The Sycamores pulled to within three points with three minutes left in the game, but the Panthers made seven free throws as part of a 9-2 closing run to earn the road win. Wendi Bibbins led Indiana State with 14 points while Ashli O’Neal added 11 points. Earlier this season, Drake never trailed in the 85-64 win over Indiana State at the Knapp Center. Story Links Live Audio ESPN3 Following Sunday’s game, Drake closes its three-game road trip at UNI on Feb. 16. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the McLeod Center. Print Friendly Version
Fans of both clubs will collect money outside Griffin Park in aid of Stan Bowles ahead of Saturday’s derby between QPR and Brentford.Rangers legend Bowles, who saw out his career at Brentford, has Alzheimer’s disease.Money collected will go to the Stan Bowles Alzheimer’s Fund, which was set up in 2015 following his diagnosis.See also:Onuoha available but Hall missed out againQPR look at Liverpool youngster Owens Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has mourned the death of wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh, and said Indian wrestling has lost a guide and mentor.IOA acting president Vijay Kumar Malhotra, in a condolence message, said Dara Singh raised wrestling’s profile with his impeccable demeanour, both on and off the arena, and added glamour quotient to it.”Indian wrestling in ’50s and ’60s was synonymous with Dara Singh and he gave a new dimension and direction to the sport which then it was confined only to rural India,” said Malhotra.He said Dara Singh’s rise to the fame also attracted rural youths to the sport and gave them a sense of self-belief.Dara Singh, 83, died at his residence in Mumbai early Thursday morning after a brief illness.
West Brom ponder futures of loanees Willock, Dianganaby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Brom are keen on retaining the services of Chris Willock.The former Arsenal youngster, who Albion picked up on a season-long loan from Benfica’s B-team, is yet to feature in Slaven Bilic’s first-team but he has been scoring goals in the U23s side with regularity, says Birmingham Live.Another loanee in Grady Diangana has been performing at a particularly high level in recent weeks. They’re performances that have led to suggestions that parent club West Ham United may consider their options in the January transfer window.As is customary between sides in England, the Premier League Irons have the right to recall Diangana in January, understood to be at any time over a two-week period in January.Albion lost Harvey Barnes back to Leicester City in similar circumstances last season. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say