EMC has publicly declared 2016 as the year of All-Flash – how apropos that Gartner has again placed EMC solidly in the “Leaders” quadrant of the latest Solid State Array (SSA) Magic Quadrant (ME); a position we’ve held since its inception three years ago achieved on the shoulders of EMC’s market-leading XtremIO all-flash array (AFA).Since its market debut in November 2013, XtremIO has gone on to outsell every all-flash enterprise storage array on the market. But selling more isn’t enough to land you in the “Leaders” quadrant. The Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors on both “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute.” According to Gartner, a “Leader” has the market share, credibility, marketing, and sales capabilities needed to drive the acceptance of new technologies. A “Leader” demonstrates a clear understanding of the market needs and is an innovator and thought leader. We believe EMC’s sales success with XtremIO is a direct result of these characteristics. What we believe may be most impressive about EMC’s placement in the MQ is that our results are based almost exclusively on XtremIO. We can only imagine the results in next year’s SSA MQ when Gartner will be able to consider EMC’s entire all-flash portfolio including VMAX All Flash, Unity, and DSSD.Gartner Magic Quadrant For Solid State Arrays:EMC released XtremIO 4.0 at EMC World 2015, supporting new larger all-flash array configurations, expanding on-demand capabilities, and consolidating workloads at unprecedented levels of performance and availability. It leverages XtremIO’s breakthrough scale-out architecture, which more than doubled previous density with 40TBs per X-Brick, and offers configurations of up to eight 40TB X-Bricks.As the fastest-growing product in EMC’s history, we see customers choosing XtremIO over competing all-flash arrays for its ease-of-use and unique architecture that enables consolidation of mixed tier-1 workloads while delivering consistent and predictable performance at scale. Thousands of customers have deployed XtremIO to take advantage of its always-on, always inline data services (e.g., deduplication and compression), enterprise-class availability, as well as integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM) that enables customers to accelerate and improve IT and business productivity.Although XtremIO makes EMC #1 in AFA market share according to IDC[i], it’s just one of several products in EMC’s all-flash portfolio. Earlier this year, we launched brand-new all-flash products including VMAX All Flash, Unity, and DSSD, offering customers a compelling and comprehensive portfolio of all-flash enterprise storage products on the market. We expect each of these new all-flash solutions to help expand EMC’s leadership position by addressing new market segments and helping customers tackle almost any data center use case, providing customers the most AFA choices in the industry.Our customers value and acknowledge that the power of the EMC portfolio extends well beyond primary storage. EMC also has an extensive portfolio of innovative, best-in-class solutions built and designed for all-flash. A few examples include EMC RecoverPoint for replication, EMC VPLEX for continuous availability, EMC ProtectPoint and EMC eCDM (enterprise Copy Data Management) for streamlined data protection, EMC ViPR for resource management and automation, and EMC AppSync for iCDM. This rich portfolio enables entire workflows to be accelerated, streamlined, protected, and automated, from the storage through the hypervisor and into the application itself, all with unique optimizations for flash storage.2016 is the year of all-flash and EMC’s all-flash product ecosystem is built to accelerate mission-critical workloads. We believe these analyst rankings confirm and validate EMC as a trusted and able leader to help our customers modernize their data centers.[i] IDC Worldwide Quarterly Enterprise Storage Systems Tracker, June 3, 2016http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS41282316This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from [insert client name or reprint URL].Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
In this video tutorial, learn how simple it is to stabilize GoPro footage with a new standalone software app — ReelSteady GO.It seems obvious that action cameras are going to need stabilization. So, it is no surprise that the two biggest action cameras right now, GoPro Hero7 Black and DJI Osmo Action, both tout in-camera stabilization. But, there may be a better way. (For GoPro cameras, at least.) And that is with a new standalone app called ReelSteady GO. What makes this app unique is that it uses GoPro’s own gyroscope metadata to stabilize the footage. As a result, the stabilization process is lightning fast — and it’s the best post-stabilization I have ever seen.Ready to see what all the hype is about? Let’s check it out!If you would like to follow along with the tutorial, you can download a free-trial of ReelSteady GO and use the GoPro clips I have included in the project file!DOWNLOAD THE PROJECT FILEThese assets are free to use in any personal or commercial projects. By downloading, you agree not to redistribute these assets.Backstory on ReelSteadyReelSteady is a company most known for their After Effects plugin, which is arguably the best post-stabilization plugin there is. The results are stunning, and it is frequently used to stabilize racing drone footage. However, it’s an After Effects plugin geared toward professionals, so it is quite expensive at $399. This also means you must have an Adobe Creative Cloud membership to use it.ReelSteady GOReelSteady recently announced a new app called ReelSteady GO. This app is much more affordable (priced at $99) and is a standalone app. (So you can stabilize your footage, then use your editing program of choice.) The catch is that the software only works with GoPro cameras with an internal gyro. This is because the software uses that gyro metadata to quickly stabilize the footage in post. The results often look like the camera was mounted on a motorized 3-axis gimbal.Warp Stabilizer ComparisonIn comparison, Warp Stabilizer (included in After Effects and Premiere Pro) has to perform a frame-by-frame image analysis in order to stabilize footage. Not only is this a much slower process, it’s also prone to errors caused by lens flares and rolling shutter artifacts. Since ReelSteady GO uses the gyro information for stabilization, it’s unaffected by the actual on-screen images of the video.ConclusionI fully expected the footage from the Jeep driving test to be unusable. However, ReelSteady GO handled the stabilization without a hitch. The final footage looked as smooth as a drone flying down the road. The simplicity of the app also makes it approachable for casual action camera users. Hopefully, ReelSteady will continue to expand the app to work with even more action cameras with built-in gyroscopes.Interested in the tracks we used to make this video?“Tropical Cruise” by Cymatix“Adapta” by Tonemassif“Summer Leaves” by Mattijs MullerLooking for more video tutorials? Check these out.Quality vs. Quantity: What Should You Record While Traveling?Editing Tips: Sorting Footage and Creating Quality TimelinesFrom The Wizard of Oz to Transformers: 100 Years of Color GradingCreative Uses for Bokeh Overlays + Free Prism Bokeh PackGetting Creative: Five Cool Video Edits that Genuinely Work
The Touch Football Australia Queensland branch and University Sport are working together to run the Northern University Games Touch Championships to be held at Quad Park Kawana from 3rd to 6th July 2006. REFEREES ARE REQUIRED for this event and they will be paid at a rate of $20 per single and $10 per Dual.If you are interested in refereeing at this event, please contact Glen Richardson at [email protected] to register your interest.This is a great event and heaps of fun and a good chance to earn a few dollars along the way.All referees will also be given a social pass to attend the night time functions – if that interests you?Any assistance will be appreciated! Register your interest now.For Further information check out the Unisport website : Northern University Games Website
VANCOUVER – The final push for votes has begun, with just eight days left in British Columbia’s election campaign.The leaders of all the main political parties were out on the hustings yesterday, trying to get out their message and shore up votes ahead of election day on May 9.B.C. Liberal Leader Christy Clark campaigned in the Kootenays, telling residents her party is the only one that will protect jobs in resource industries like forestry and mining.Meanwhile, New Democrat Leader John Horgan made stops around the Lower Mainland, speaking about his party’s pledge to make life more affordable for British Columbians.One man at an NDP event heckled Horgan, saying his endless promises will bankrupt the province, but the leader responded by saying his party’s platform is fully costed and that he would be happy to speak with the man about his concerns.Green Leader Andrew Weaver spent time in the Interior yesterday, joining a rally in Kamloops.
amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, Jennifer Lopez, Alan Cumming, Liza Minnelli, Uma Thurman, Iman, and Carly Rae Jepsen were among those who gathered at the Plaza last week to support amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, at the fourth annual Inspiration Gala New York.Ms. Lopez and Mr. Cumming were honored at the black tie gala, along with Valentino Garavani, all for their exceptional humanitarian work and commitment to the fight against AIDS.Ms. Lopez, the actress, singer, designer and philanthropist, was presented with amfAR’s Humanitarian Award by André Leon Talley, in recognition of her contributions to multiple humanitarian causes including Amnesty International, Children’s Health Fund, City of Hope, March of Dimes, the GRAMMY Foundation and her work with her own Lopez Family Foundation. Ms. Lopez’s longtime friend Ricky Martin also sent a congratulatory video message. Upon receiving her award, Lopez said, “I was so inspired by the news that the first child had been cured of AIDS. That’s an amazing step, and I know that with amfAR’s help, researchers can soon find a way to deliver a cure to the 300,000 children who so desperately need it.”amfAR Ambassador Liza Minnelli, a longtime dedicated supporter of the Foundation, presented her friend Alan Cumming with amfAR’s Award of Courage. Mr. Cumming has actively supported amfAR’s lifesaving AIDS research programs for more than a decade, hosting and performing at countless fundraising events for amfAR, and he has been one of the leading voices tirelessly speaking out on behalf of people living with AIDS.Iman accepted the amfAR Award of Inspiration on behalf of Valentino, praising his impeccable sense of style, as well as his commitment to raising funds to combat AIDS throughout his career. She said, “Valentino is kind, passionate, and generous, qualities that have laid the groundwork for his lifetime commitment to fashion, the arts, and the reason we are here tonight, the fight against AIDS.”A highlight of the Inspiration Gala was an energetic performance by multi-platinum, Grammy nominated pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen. The entire crowd danced under a shower of confetti to the Canadian singer/songwriter’s hits “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” and “Call Me Maybe.” Uma Thurman opened the event’s program and introduced amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole, who spoke about the great strides that have been made towards curing AIDS just within the past year, through amfAR’s work.The men’s style event, produced by Josh Wood Productions, featured a runway show, thematically styled with camouflage and military tailoring, featuring looks donated by the world’s leading menswear designers, including Carolina Amato, Ted Baker, Band of Outsiders, John Bartlett, Michael Bastian, The Blonds, Hugo Boss, Thom Browne, Richard Chai, Kenneth Cole, The Elder Statesman, Patrick Ervell, Asaf Ganot, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Michael Hockey, Iceberg, Isaia, Marc Jacobs, Robert James, Kenzo, Calvin Klein Collection, Michael Kors, Lanvin, Ralph Lauren, Asher Levine, Moo Shoes, Noir, Rodrigo Otazu, Rick Owens, Alexandre Plokhov, Billy Reid, Sand, Shipley & Halmos, Skingraft, Social Primer, John Varvatos, Ian Velardi, Bottega Veneta, and Y-3.The event also featured live and silent auctions. In a highlight of the live auction, Jennifer Lopez created an impromptu lot by offering a chance to accompany her when she receives her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, as well as a red carpet date with her any time in the next year. Delta Air Lines generously offered to fly the winning bidder first class to wherever the date takes place. A bidding war broke out among the crowd, and once two bidders got to $90,000, Ms. Lopez offered to double the package, raising a total of $180,000.Inspiration events have raised more than $10 million to date for amfAR, and have also been held in Los Angeles, São Paulo, and Miami. The series has seen performances by such legendary artists as Katy Perry, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry, Jennifer Hudson, Scissor Sisters, Cyndi Lauper, Courtney Love, and Sinéad O’Connor. Past recipients of the Award of Inspiration have included James Franco, Kevin Huvane, Francisco Costa, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Fergie, Michael Kors, Ricky Martin, and Robert Duffy/Marc Jacobs International.
APTN NewsAn Indigenous advocacy group in Montreal teamed up with researchers to find out what services homeless Indigenous people in the city need most.They released their findings Friday.APTN’s Tom Fennaro has more details.
CALGARY – The gatekeepers of Canada’s rich agriculture exports are spending hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade export terminals as they prepare the country to become an ever-growing bread basket to the world.Canadian grain shipments have been steadily rising and hit a record high in the last crop year. And Canadian companies are making long-term bets on the growth of crop exports.Statistics for the 2016-2017 crop year shows Canada continues to improve on the massive logistical hurdle of moving prairie grains to global markets.“It was the best year we’ve ever had in terms of total movement and total amount of grain that was exported,” said Mark Hemmes, president of Quorum Corp., which monitors grain shipping for the federal government.The numbers show Canada’s rail network moved 50.7 million tonnes of grain from Western Canada for a five per cent bump from the year before, with about 39.7 million of that getting shipped to the ports of Vancouver, Prince Rupert, and Thunder Bay.To put it into perspective, the amount of grain hauled on trains last season would be the equivalent weight of carrying 430 CN Towers, which lined up end to end would stretch from about Montreal to Quebec City.Farming techniques and climate change are set to make Canada even more productive, says Karl Gerrand, chief executive of grain handler G3 Canada.“Farmers are getting better at growing grain. They’re using drone technology, they’re using GPS technology, genetics continues to improve, we’re growing more grain out of less land.”The company, which bought a majority stake in the Canadian Wheat Board’s assets after it lost its monopoly in 2012, is in the midst of spending more than half a billion dollars on a modern grain shipping terminal in Vancouver, the first built from scratch at the port since the late 1960s.Gerrand said climate change will also increase international demand for Canadian agriculture, which has already seen a big jump in shipments to Asia.“From a Canadian perspective, we’re positioned fairly well to manage what appears to be coming at us like a freight train,” said Gerrand.“What you’re going to find over time, and research would indicate, is that geographical areas like Canada, the northern climes, will become more efficient at growing grains, at the expense, unfortunately, of the more southern climes.”G3’s terminal will be a dominant player, with capacity to ship about eight million tonnes a year, but all the major grain handlers have been making investments.Winnipeg-based grain handlers Parrish and Heimbecker Ltd. and Paterson GlobalFoods have a West Coast terminal in the works that will be able to ship about four million tonnes of grains a year.The export terminal, to be built on the Fraser River in Surrey, B.C.’s port lands, is still going through regulatory review with a potential construction start next year.And further north, Ray-Mont Logistics International officially opened its new grain terminal in Prince Rupert at the end of August, which can ship about a million tonnes a year.The recent investments come on top of work wrapped up last year, including Viterra Inc.’s tripling the capacity of its Vancouver terminal to six million tonnes a year, and Richardson International doubling the capacity of its terminal, also to about six million tonnes.The transportation system has in recent years strained under the increased load — including a disastrous 2013 shipping year — leading to major investments in smoother operations and better co-ordination.Gerrand said G3’s Vancouver terminal is designed to improve the efficiency of the system, allowing two 134-car trains to unload simultaneously while still hooked up to the locomotive and in motion, which he said will reduce cycle times from farmers fields to the port by more than 40 per cent.“Everyone in the industry is concerned about congestion at all of our ports, including Vancouver. We’re bringing the solution,” he said.Hemmes of shipping monitor Quorum Corp. said the capacity and efficiency investments are needed, since farmers have been improving grain production by about 2.5 to three per cent a year for the past five years, with more growth on the way.He said the latest efforts, however, are part of a long-term push to improve grain transportation, with travel times cut in half since he started monitoring the system in the early 2000s.“It used to be 70, sometimes as much as 80 days to get from the farm to the time it got on a vessel at the port. That’s down into the low 40s now. So the system has become far more efficient.”
DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – Highway 97 is closed between Dawson Creek and Chetwynd due to a collision.The collision is 39km from Chetwynd between Watkins road and the 283 road.There is no estimate on when the highway will reopen.If you’re traveling in the area, let us know what you see.Here is the full details from Drivebc.caHighway 97. Collision between Watkins Rd and 283 Rd (39 km north of Chetwynd). Road closed. Assessment in progress. Next update time Fri Dec 21 at 9:00 PM MST. Last updated Fri Dec 21 at 7:01 PM MST. (DBC-4326) UPDATE #3 – The RCMP have confirmed a pedestrian was killed in this collision. Here are the details: http://energeticcity.mystagingwebsite.com/2018/12/pedestrian-killed-on-highway-97-between-dawson-creek-and-chetwynd/UPDATE – The road is now clear. We are still waiting for more information about the collision from the RCMP.UPDATE – Drivebc.ca says the highway is now open to single lane alternating traffic as of 10:30 pm.
Saudi Arabia rejects UN Security Council seat claiming the body being unable to deal with international conflicts.Saudi Arabia, elected as the non-permanent member for UN Security Council, on Friday rejected its seat, accusing the UN of being ineffective in dealing with international conflicts.In a statement released, Saudi Arabia, an advocate of foreign military intervention against Assad government said, “The kingdom sees that the method and work mechanism and the double standards in the Security Council prevent it from properly shouldering its responsibilities towards world peace.”Critics of the UN has long been target of criticisms of being ineffective in dealing with international conflicts, on which interests of permanent members are in conflict with each other. As for the Syria crisis, while the US, Britain and France advocated supporting the opposition, Russia and China opposed them.