Microsoft to donate $1bn of cloud services Advertisement Tagged with: corporate Giving/Philanthropy 118 total views, 1 views today Microsoft Philanthropies, which launched in December, is to give $1 billion in cloud services to non-profit organisations and university researchers over the next three years, supported by Microsoft Research, and Microsoft Business Development.The project will see 70,000 non-profits receive Microsoft’s cloud services through donations and discounts, which will include its Azure, Office 365, Power BI, CRM Online, and Enterprise Mobility Suite products.The non-profit programme will begin rolling out this spring with the goal of serving 70,000 NGOs by the end of 2017. Microsoft expects that in 2016 alone its cloud service donations to non-profits will reach a market value of close to $350 million.In the UK, Microsoft currently donates cloud services, software, and provides volume discounts to NGOs. Charities can check their eligibility and apply on the Microsoft site.The second stage will see Microsoft Research expand cloud access for research by expanding its Azure for Research grant programme by 50 per cent to provide support for 900 university researchers and their projects. The programme invites researchers to apply for Azure cloud computing resources by submitting a research proposal online and detailing how the cloud could help solve some of the research challenges. Winning proposals are awarded large allocations of Azure storage and computer resources for one year.The third stage of the project will see the Microsoft Business Development Group and Microsoft Philosophies increase the number of projects in its Affordable Access Initiative, which provides grants to businesses to help more people get online, to 20 in at least 15 countries worldwide by mid-2017.Microsoft president Brad Smith said:“We’re committed to helping non-profit groups and universities use cloud computing to address fundamental human challenges. One of our ambitions for Microsoft Philanthropies is to partner with these groups and ensure that cloud computing reaches more people and serves the broadest array of societal needs.” 119 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 25 January 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Conte, who was cleared by a court of any wrongdoing in 2016, retorted by calling Mourinho a “little man”.– Sanchez is ‘phenomenal’ –Meanwhile, Mourinho, whose side host Stoke in the Premier League on Monday, has refused to rule out a January move for Alexis Sanchez, describing the Arsenal forward as a “phenomenal” player.But the United manager does not want to be drawn on his chances of beating Manchester City to a deal, saying it is not “ethical” to talk about another club’s player in such a way.City are favourites to sign Sanchez, who is out of contract at the end of this season and has made clear he has no intention of staying at Arsenal.Mourinho, whose squad has just returned from a warm-weather training camp in Dubai, said: “I don’t know if it’s ethical or correct to be speaking about players of other clubs.“If somebody speaks of one of my players to tell we are interested, I wouldn’t be very happy.“Sanchez is an Arsenal player. Probably this weekend he is going to defend Arsenal colours so I don’t think it’s correct to say things about Alexis Sanchez.“At the general level, what I can say is myself and the Manchester United board, and the owners, we don’t believe a lot in the January market.“But in relation to Alexis Sanchez, I don’t say a word. The only word I can say is he is a phenomenal player. Apart from that, he is an Arsenal player and I feel I shouldn’t say much more than this.”Share on: WhatsApp Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Jose Mourinho on Friday said he felt “contempt” for Chelsea manager Antonio Conte as their toxic public row continues to escalate.The Manchester United manager has traded insults with his Chelsea counterpart over the past two weeks, with their dispute becoming increasingly bitter.“I think when a person insults another you can expect a response. Or you can expect contempt,” Mourinho told reporters.“The first time he insulted me I had a response, a response that I know that touched the point where he really feels hurt.“Then he insulted me for a second time but now I change and now (I have) contempt. And for me contempt means the end of the story.”The enmity between the two men stretches back to early last season, with Mourinho accusing Conte of humiliating him with the scale of his celebrations as United fell to a 4-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in October 2016.The two managers have continued to snipe at each other since then, with Ander Herrera sent off during a bad-tempered FA Cup quarter-final in London last March, as Conte accused United of trying to stop Eden Hazard by fouling him repeatedly.Conte has also criticised United’s spending, while Mourinho even mocked the Chelsea head coach for having a hair transplant.However, their comments have acquired more bite lately, beginning when Mourinho implied that Conte was a “clown” for his dramatic touchline celebrations, although he later claimed he was not referring specifically to the Italian.Conte then accused the United manager of going senile, with Mourinho responding by referring to the four-month suspension that Chelsea’s manager received in 2012 for failing to report match-fixing while at Siena.
Because of its low clearance, Arnone said the NJ TRANSIT bridge “routinely gets hit by trucks traveling along County Route 52” and is in “substandard condition.” After working out details and talking to nearby community members through the earlier phases of the project, the county finds itself in the final design phase of the project. The plan is to be ready for construction by the end of the year, said Monmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone, who called the funding “much-needed” and “necessary” in a press release. “We are very excited about the Rumson-Sea Bright Bridge replacement project,” said Rumson Mayor Joseph Hemphill. “Over many years, we have completed numerous projects with the county and have built a tremendous relationship with them. They always produced extremely quality products, and we look forward to the construction of a beautiful bridge. Its time has finally come.” Approved May 11 by the North Jersey TransportationPlanning Authority (NJTPA) Board of Trustees, the countyalso received $800,000 for an additional project in Holmdelto study Laurel Avenue. Dozens of vehicles have crashedinto the NJ TRANSIT rail line bridge over the road in thepast decade. The transition from the existing bridge to the new one will be done in the off-season to not interrupt the heavy summer traffic when anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 vehicles pass over the bridge each day. The new bridge will have one lane of traffic in each direction and will include wider sidewalks and shoulders. RUMSON-SEA BRIGHT BRIDGE Rumson and Sea Bright borough officials provided resolutions of support for the idea, as did the county freeholders. They also proposed some improvements to the Rumson Road and Ocean Avenue intersection near the bridge to “better accommodate” pedestrians and bicyclists, according to the county. FILE PHOTO The Rumson-Sea Bright bridge will soon be replaced with a new, moveable bridge, with federal funding approved May 11. LAUREL AVENUE RUMSON – Monmouth County was recently awarded $31 million in federal funding for the long-sought replacement of the Rumson-Sea Bright bridge spanning the Shrewsbury River. Plans for the bridge’s replacement arose after a 2013 study. Officials established multiple “practical conceptual alternatives” to the existing span. With help from the NJT-PA, state department of transportation, Federal Highway Administration, community members, local officials and permitting agencies, they developed a preliminary preferred alternative to replace the bridge with a new structure south of where it stands today, according to the county. With the additional $31 million in funding granted for the bridge’s replacement, the county has now received a total of $104 million over the years for the project. The existing bridge was originally built in 1950. It carries Rumson Road across the river to Sea Bright and serves as one of two evacuation and emergency routes during tidal flooding and coastal storms. But now, according to the county, it is aging and at the end of its service life. The article originally appeared in the May 21 – 27, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. According to the county, Laurel Avenue, or County Route 52, is a major connection road between the Garden State Parkway and Route 35, serving residents of Holmdel and Middletown townships. There is “significant commercial activity” along the avenue, the county said. By Allison Perrine The problem area, however, is a point at the intersection of South Laurel Avenue and the NJ TRANSIT North Jersey Coast Line between Commons Way and Continental Boulevard, according to the county. There are also vertical clearance problems with the bridge, which is 12 feet, 5 inches above Laurel Avenue. The goal of the study is to identify and assess alternatives for the existing condition. “The purpose of this study is to develop and assess various alternatives for this grade separated railroad crossing and we will be working closely with NJ Transit and NJDOT for potential improvements,” said Arnone.
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Beaver Valley Nitehawks exploded for four first-period goals to double the Nelson Leafs 6-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Monday night in Fruitvale.The Hawks now lead the best-of-seven Murdoch Division semi final 3-2 with game six set for Tuesday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson. Game time is 7 p.m. After being called out by head coach Terry Jones, the top line of Ryon Sookro, Chris Derochie and Colton Donselaar came to play as the trio combined for 10 points.“Our top line is a minus-four in the series which is not good enough,” said Jones following game four’s 9-1 collapse in Nelson. Sookro, who has been invisible for most of the series, especially the two games in Nelson, led the charge with three goals, including two in the four-goal first period.The pair by Sookro, combined with single from Arie Postmus and Daniel Bishop, allowed the Hawks to grab a 4-1 lead.Colton Malmsten and Gavin Currie with a shorthanded tally, his second in two games, gave Nelson some life as the Leafs cut the margin to 4-3.But Sookro, who played his entire minor hockey in Nelson, scored on the power play and Donselaar added a single late in the frame to restore the three-goal advantage for the Hawks.Nelson tried to get back into the game with a strong third period, out shooting Beaver Valley 15-8. But Michael Vlanich, pulled during game four, rebounded to shutout the Leafs.“Mike’s been our rock all year long,” said Jones. “He’s been the reason why we finished where we did (in the standings).” Marcus Dahl scored the other goal for Nelson.The third-period surge allowed Nelson to out shoot the Hawks 36-33.BLUELINES: The Hawks rebounded on the power play scoring three times. . . .Beaver Valley center Dallas Calvin, who at one time was tied for the playoff lead in scoring, had a point and now sits tied for sixth in the post-season race. . . .Connor Enright tried to shift the momentum back to the Leafs with a third-period tilt against Jean-William Caron. . . .Joel Stewart was once again not in the lineup for Nelson as Leaf coach Chris Shaw went with most of the same line up that won game four. . . .Patrick Martens led Nelson in scoring with two assists. . . .Colton Donselaar and Ryon Sookro each had four points to lead the Nitehawks. . . .The series winner meets the Castlegar Rebels who knocked off Spokane Braves in the other Murdoch semi final 4-1. The series is tentatively to start, according to the KIJHL website, Thursday in the Sunflower [email protected]
By Bruce FuhrThe Nelson Daily SportsGeoff Kinrade and his Binghamton teammates have had a little more than a week to enjoy a sweep of the Charlotte Checkers and the Richard F. Canning Trophy as the Eastern Conference Champs.The team sitting at the opposing bench of the American Hockey League Championship series, Houston Aeros, have had only hours to savour their title after almost blowing a three-game lead before ousting the Hamilton Bulldogs in seven games.Which is always a concern heading into an important seven-game set.“I’m not sure how we will respond to this situation . . . there are pros and cons to (having all that time off),” the 6-foot, 207-pound Kinrade told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the Calder Cup Final, beginning tonight in Houston.“We’ve had more time to rest and repair, but also more time to lose focus. I think we’ve done a good job at keeping busy and we are all anxious to play. I now I feel we are ready.”Kinrade, 25, is in his second season with the Ottawa Senators AHL affiliate. The first season didn’t go so well as the B-Sens failed to make the post season.This year, everything has come up roses for Kinrade & Company. Binghamton fought and kicked its way through the first three rounds of the playoffs to get to the American Hockey League showdown.After surviving a seven-game thriller against Manchester Monarchs — which the B-Sens won all four games in overtime, only the second team in AHL history to achieve this mark — Binghamton won eight of the next ten games to reach the final.“We are a very strong team,” said Kinrade, who told The Nelson Daily before the playoffs started this B-Sens team has the players to go all the way.“If we keep playing like we have been, we’ll have a very good chance at winning.”While Binghamton, 42-30-3-5, needed a late-season run to nail down sixth spot in the Eastern Conference while Houston, 46-28-1-5 was cruising along to finish second in the Western Conference.The Aeros continued its strong play in the playoffs, sweeping past Peoria Rivermen 4-0 before getting a pair of fights against Milwaukee Admirals and Hamilton — winning both series in seven games.“We don’t know much about Houston as (due to a quirk in the schedule) Binghamton hasn’t played them in the two years I’ve been here,” Kinrade explained. “All we know is that we should expect our toughest challenge yet.”“We have been anxious all week to start the series . . . no one on the team cared who we would be playing,” Kinrade adds. “We knew both (Hamilton and Houston) are good. We are just happy to be playing finally.”Once again, Binghamton starts a series on the road, with game one Friday in Houston.Game two goes Saturday, also in the Lone Star State before the AHL Final shifts back to Binghamton for games three and four Wednesday and Friday, June 3.“(Starting on the road) hasn’t been a problem for us yet, so it’s definitely not a bad thing,” Kinrade confessed.If necessary, game five is played in Binghamton Saturday, June 4. The series closes out Tuesday, June 7 and Thursday, June 9 in Houston.While Kinrade’s main focus is the AHL Championship, he’s also keeping a close eye on the happening on the west coast and the Vancouver Canucks.Growing up a fan of Kirk McLean, Greg Adams and Trevor Linden, Kinrade hopes this is the year the Canucks can finally raise Lord Stanley’s Mug above their shoulders.However, even winning the Cup may not erase the disappointment experienced 17 years ago.“I know there are a lot of happy people back home, but I know win or lose this year, it won’t come close to the ’94 playoff run,” Kinrade explained. “That still goes down, in my books, as the most exciting playoffs I have ever seen. I don’t think I ever recovered from that playoff.“(Fact is) I’ve found it hard to enjoy watching hockey since then.”Maybe creating a little playoff magic by Kinrade will erase those Canuck nightmares of 1994.It all starts Friday in Houston for the well-rested B-Sens. Geoff Kinrade Pro Career Notes:Kinrade was signed to new AHL ATO by Norfolk on 04/10/09. He made his NHL debut on 04/09/09 vs. Washington.Kinrade signed by Tampa Bay (NHL) to an Amateur Tryout Contract on 04/09/09 and released the same day. He was released from AHL ATO by Norfolk on 04/09/09.Kinrade recorded his first pro/AHL/Admirals multiple point game with two assists on 04/03/09 vs. Philadelphia and scored his first pro goal – the game-winner – on his first pro shot in his first pro game for #2 star on 03/20/09 vs. Binghamton (Jeff Glass).He signed to an Amateur Tryout Contract with Norfolk (AHL) on 03/20/[email protected]
Caught! Ferry’s lorry dumping illegally at DerryreelTHE owner of Donegal’s largest waste disposal company is facing an investigation by environment chiefs after dropping a legal challenge – and could face sanctions including the loss of his license.Jim Ferry, who is 56, could lose his business if environment agency bosses find he is unfit to carry on his Ferry’s Refuse Company based outside Manorcunningham. Ferry had lodged an appeal in the Circuit Court against a conviction handed down last October when he was found guilty of illegal dumping, but lawyers have now withdrawn the appeal.He was originally convicted and fined €12,000 at Falcarragh District Court sitting in Letterkenny after a lengthy legal battle.Judge Paul Kelly also ordered Ferry to pay Donegal County Council a total of €30,750 in costs.The Environmental Protection Agency says it is now reviewing Ferry’s license.A spokeswoman for the EPA said: “Regarding an existing licensee, the agency could form the view that a licensee is no longer a fit and proper person and proceedings can be commenced to revoke a licence.”Applications to renew a licence could also be affected by a conviction.“In assessing an application for a waste licence under the Waste Management Act 1996, as amended, the Agency is obliged to ensure that the applicant is a fit and proper person to hold a waste licence,” the spokeswoman said.“As part of the assessment of fit and proper person, the Agency will seek information on any relevant convictions under the relevant legislation. The nature and gravity of the conviction would be taken into account by the Agency in reaching its decision on whether to grant or refuse a licence.”Ferry, of Rossbracken, Manorcunningham, but originally from Falcarragh, contested 12 charges but was found guilty after a three day trial.The illegal dumping took place at Doire Uí Fríll, Falcarragh, on June 10, 2010 on land right in front of his own mother’s house (pictured).Earlier this week Ferry withdrew his application to appeal the conviction when it came up before the Circuit Court in Donegal.He must now pay out the fine and the costs totalling €42,750.But he could also lose his entire business.The illegal dumpINVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO DONEGAL’S LARGEST REFUSE COLLECTOR AFTER COURT CASE was last modified: March 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Costscourtdonegalferry’s refuseillegal dumping
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced on Wednesday that the adult fall Chinook quota has been met and the lower Klamath River from the Hwy. 96 bridge in Weitchpec to the estuary goes into a size restriction as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. Fishing will remain open on the lower river (with the exception of the full closure from 100 yards around the river mouth), for jack Chinook (less than 22 inches). The quota for the Klamath River above Weitchpec will remain open …
Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWith four games left in its elimination round schedule in the PBA Governors’ Cup, Star is a powerhouse side that has suddenly been taken out of top four talk.And coach Chito Victolero knows that he and his Hotshots cannot get back into that conversation with just one fell swoop.ADVERTISEMENT “All of our last four games are important, it’s actually a must-win for us starting (Friday),” Victolero said as the Hotshots tangle with back-to-the-wall GlobalPort to try and snap a three-game losing streak that will put the Hotshots back in contention for a twice-to-beat privilege.“But we need to take it one game at a time,” he said as Star takes to the Smart Araneta Coliseum floor opposite the Batang Pier in the 7 p.m. contest, where a grieving Stanley Pringle makes his return from a two-game absence to help GlobalPort in its own bid to stay alive for a playoff berth.Pringle went to the US to attend to his ailing father.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutVictolero has fingered the very reason why his Hotshots, after four straight wins to open up the season-ending conference, have slipped.“Our rebounding has let us down. We’re worst in the league,” Victolero said, even if his crew is one of the beefiest, tallest in the league. “That’s something we need to address. We have been outrebounded by an average of 15 (by our last three foes).” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Dumandan gains lead as darkness halts play Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Read Next View comments Meralco is a side that is in top four contention, and the Bolts will try to strengthen their place when they clash with streaking Alaska in the 4:15 p.m. contest.With a 6-2 record, the Bolts are running second behind Barangay Ginebra and they would need to win at least two of their last three games in order to have a shot at that twice-to-beat advantage.“Our ability to handle their (Aces’) pressure defense will be one of the keys for us,” Meralco’s Norman Black said. “And once again, we will rely on our defense to try and get the win.”The Aces, meanwhile, need to extend their three-game winning streak just to have some sort of buffer in advancing.Star will still have to face TNT KaTropa, ousted KIA Picanto and then NLEX to close out the eliminations, and Victolero knows that nothing less than a sweep will do it.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president
NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Wall Street Journal is reporting that CBS and its parent company National Amusements are in talks to settle pending litigation over who controls the broadcaster.CBS and National Amusements, run by media mogul Shari Redstone, have been duking it out in court since May when CBS attempted to issue a special dividend that would strip National Amusements of its controlling stake in the media company.According to the Journal, the settlement talks include CBS dropping the dividend. In exchange, National Amusements would agree not to push for a merger between CBS and Viacom, which it also controls. The trial had been set for early October.The report cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter. National Amusements and CBS both declined to comment.