Same Home Office, Brand New Perspective

first_imgPartners:I’m humbled and honored to begin a new chapter as Dell Technologies’ Global Channel Chief. What you’ve built here is nothing short of incredible – in FY20, you brought in $52B in orders revenue¹ and over 70,000 new and reactivated customers! If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that you’re on a roll. It’s my job to empower you to keep our collective momentum going.The partner community has been close to my heart for the past two decades in my roles at Bell Canada, Dell and Cisco. I’m grateful to be entering this chapter with a number of trusted friends and colleagues by my side; relationships I’ve built while working to accelerate partner growth and deliver outstanding outcomes for our customers. At the same time, I’m meeting new teammates, building new partnerships, and admiring the incredible talent and support that surrounds me.In the coming weeks, I’ll be making the rounds to meet with as many partners as possible. I plan to use this time to listen and learn from you. And as I’m constantly looking to improve your experience with us, we’re staying true to the Dell Technologies Partner Program mantra – Simple. Predictable. Profitable. Dell Technologies’ commitment to its partner community remains unchanged, from Michael to our Executive Leadership Team, and throughout our organization, we are all here to help you grow your business and be successful.Technology is the enabler of everything we do, but it can’t be successful without YOU – our impactful transformers. There’s so much we can continue to accomplish together, and I can’t wait to get started. From my home office in Toronto, I’m looking forward to connecting with you and driving our mutual success!¹This amount primarily represents orders attributable to the Dell Technologies Partner Program on a TTM basis through Q4FY20, and also includes an estimate of VMware orders attributable to VMware channel partners on a TTM basis through Q4FY20. In my first week back at Dell Technologies, I’m excited to have this opportunity to address the partner community. Please see my letter below.last_img read more

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Merchants Bank recognized by FDIC for Money Smart Partner Program

first_imgCommunity Bank NA,Merchants Bank has been recognized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a Money Smart for Young Adults Partner for its leadership in promoting financial education for young people.‘We are giving young adults the skills they need to succeed in today’s world,’ said Doreen Allen, Community Reinvestment Act officer at Merchants Bank and president of the Northfield branch. ‘The need for financial literacy is greater than ever.’The Partner program applauds people and organizations who share a commitment to building young adults’ personal financial management skills. It offers a curriculum designed to help teens develop skills to become confident, productive, self-reliant adults who are able to take full advantage of mainstream financial opportunities.Allen said the program is offered community-wide through schools, scout troops and other youth organizations.The program is an integral part of Merchants’ on-going commitment to financial education. Recently, Merchants Bank and Merchants Bank Foundation joined with Champlain College to sponsor the Vermont Teachers Financial Literacy Summer Institute, which provides training for secondary school educators aimed at helping students learn about managing money.Vermont Matters. Merchants Bank strives to fulfill its role as the state’s leading independent community bank through a wide range of initiatives. The bank supports organizations throughout Vermont in addressing essential needs, sustaining community programs, providing small business and job start capital, funding financial literacy education and delivering enrichment through local sports activities.05.20.2011’ Northfield, VT ‘last_img read more

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Race Day Dreams

first_imgIt’s happening again. I’m leading the race, feeling strong and confident. Suddenly the course takes an unexpected turn, into a building. This seems odd but I continue on, following the course markings up and down staircases, through narrow halls and dimly lit corridors. It’s a challenge to maintain my pace through the twists and turns but I continue to press onward, gradually realizing that not only have the course markings vanished, but that my competitors seem to have disappeared as well.I begin to panic, certain that I have taken a wrong turn and blown my lead. With relief, I spot some people up ahead – surely they can reassure me that I am still on course and will point me in the right direction. When I approach them, however, they seem to know nothing about the route – or even that a race is taking place. My urgent questions are met with blank stares so I continue to make my way through this building that is becoming more mazelike by the minute. My dream of a big victory has vanished along with the course itself and I find myself alone and lost.Eventually my heavy breathing wakes me and I realize this has all been a nightmare – a familiar one at that. Yes, it’s that time again. A big race is approaching and my unconscious fears are making themselves known. Talking with other runners, I realize that these dreams are not uncommon. Turns out many of us dream about getting lost, running into buildings, being in the port-a-john when the starting gun fires. How about the classic looking down and realizing that you are running barefoot – or worse yet, naked? Not generally a good thing unless you’re competing in a clothing-optional event.My guess is that these fears are related to classic performance anxiety. We all tend to question our preparedness before a big race, and in our dreams we are likely to blow things way out of proportion. Maybe in a way they help us to prepare for worst-case scenarios on race day. After all, whatever happens in this upcoming competition, I know it can’t be worse than my nightmares – and it’s not likely to involve any insane indoor running.Still, nightmares of any sort are no fun, so I try to figure out how to rid myself of these pre-race jitters. Positive imagery, self-affirmations, visualizing myself running strong and fast. All of that helps, but in the end, I think what I might need to do is practice some indoor running – up the stairs, through mysterious winding corridors, searching for hidden course markings and passing uncooperative spectators. That way, when this upcoming race takes an unexpected turn, I’ll be ready.last_img read more

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Watch Rep. Ocasio-Cortez sum up the importance of unity—without abandoning progressive values

first_imgOcasio-Cortez reminded viewers of what many on the left already realize, saying that progressives have “assets to offer the party that the party has not yet fully leaned into.” She added that the conversation is deeper than simply “saying anything progressive is toxic and a losing message.”Here are those clips.xRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on criticism from within the Democratic Party: “There are, at least in the House caucus, very deep divisions within the party and I believe that we need to really come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/7AYH24xw3f— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) November 8, 2020- Advertisement – Here is former Ohio Governor John Kasich pressing the narrative that Biden needs to listen to Republicans, as opposed to the “hard left” or “far-left,” when it comes to policy and getting things done. And here is Ocasio-Cortez responding to that assertion.xJohn Kasich, who did not deliver Ohio to Dems, is saying folks like @IlhanMN, who did deliver Minnesota, are the problem.Please don’t take these people seriously and go back to celebrating and building power 🎉 https://t.co/kXAv3UfmgQ— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 7, 2020 On Sunday morning, Ocasio-Cortez talked to Tapper about butting heads within the House and her message to her peers.“If you look at some of these some of the arguments that are being advanced,” Ocasio-Cortez told Tapper, “that ‘defund the police hurt’ or that arguments about socialism hurt, not a single member of Congress, that I’m aware, of campaigned on socialism or defunding the police in this general election.” What’s a possible solution other than dropping progressive values from the campaign trail? Ocasio-Cortez suggested digital campaigning as an area where centralized democratic operations can improve, and become more resilient to Republican attacks.“I believe that we need to really come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart,” Ocasio-Cortez said on divisions within the House caucus. Noting that the House holds a narrower majority than before, the New Yorker stressed that it’s “going to be more important than ever for us to work together and not fight each other.”- Advertisement – xEvery single swing-seat House Democrat who endorsed #MedicareForAll won re-election or is on track to win re-election.Every.👏🏽 Single.👏🏽 One.👏🏽— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 7, 2020And on a heartwarming side, Ocasio-Cortez also talked to Tapper about what it meant to her as a woman of color to see a Black woman elected to the White House. “It’s really incredible,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “For so many of us, especially women, we have grown up… And I know, my entire childhood, we are told we are too emotional, and that this country would never elect, first, a Black president. And luckily, that happened, with the election of Barack Obama, but now, a woman of color, and no less, a Black woman, to the second-highest seat in the land. I mean, it’s really remarkable. You can’t be what you can’t see. That’s very often said. It’s so amazing that so many little girls are growing up with this being a norm for them.”center_img – Advertisement – As we know, all four members of the Squad were reelected this November, as well as Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush, a progressive activist. Bush will be Missouri’s first Black congresswoman. We also saw a rainbow wave across state and local elections, and a groundbreaking number of Muslim Americans elected to office. Certainly, all of those wins are victories to be celebrated.That said, Democrats carry a majority in the House, but a smaller one than before. And people from all sides of the aisle have thoughts on what might have cost people votes or seats—blatant support for movements like defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, Medicare for All, and such among them. On a private call, for example, Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger from Virginia suggested to colleagues that “no one should say ‘defund the police’ ever again.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch from Velika Plana was named the best family accommodation in Croatia

first_imgAs part of the Family Accommodation Forum, the Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia awards for family tourism and the EHHA awards for the European House of the Year were presented.The award for the best accommodation for a wellness holiday went to wellness Villa Biocrystal from Hreljin, while the recognition for the best accommodation for an active vacation went Willie Falcon Rook from Konavle, a Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch from Velika Plana is the best eco-accommodation. They were declared the best accommodation for the family Sunny apartments in Zagreb.It was chosen as the best accommodation for staying with pets cottage Berry from Pokupsko, the best accommodation without barriers is boarding house Mamica from Pušćina, and the most original accommodation is Bear’s Log from Rakovica. The award for the best accommodation in rural tourism went to the hands B&B Tinka from Momjan, was chosen for the best accommodation in nature B&B Casa Rustica from Vodnjan, was declared the best accommodation on the coast Villa Evelyn from Fažana, and as the best accommodation in the city it was defended apartment Emerald from Zagreb.The statue for the best family accommodation in 2017 in Croatia went into the hands Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch from Velika Plana.Winners of the Tourist Flower Bruce and Megi Yerkovich with the Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli and the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Josip Zaher / Photo: Croatian Chamber of Commerce”I am very touched by this award and recognition. We have been working for ten years and over time we have received various awards and recognitions from Europe, and this is our first award from Croatia, so this is our favorite recognitionSaid Bruce Yerkovich.Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, an intimate and luxurious haven nestled on 50 hectares of Velebit Mountain, a UNESCO-protected and untouched wilderness. As the only luxury ranch in Europe included in the famous travel guide DK Eyewitness Travel, the ranch is a first-class riding destination in Croatia, attractive to those looking for an ecological holiday destination in an adventurous spirit. The restaurant serves seasonal food freshly picked in nature or procured as part of a collaboration with the local community, and in addition to activities with horses, they also offer canoeing, hiking, trekking, biking in nature and caving.The Secretary General of the European Family Tourism Association (EHHA), Villaro Lassen, presented the EHHA awards to four winners from Croatia, Villa Falcon Rook from Konavle as the best family house, and was chosen as the most original house. Villa Vista from Zamasko in central Istria, the best house on the coast is Villa Sreser from Peljesac, and the best wellness house Villa Vadediji from Žminj.Related news: 4th FAMILY ACCOMMODATION FORUM OPENS / Minister Cappelli announces recategorization of family accommodation and favorable HBOR loanslast_img read more

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Uniline has announced a competition to award scholarships to students

first_imgUniline, a leading tourism company, has announced a competition for the award of scholarships to full-time and part-time students in their final years, Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality Management, University of Rijeka – FMTU. Scholarships are awarded to students of the final years of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality, and the amount of the scholarship is HRK 1.000,00 per month, for the scholarship period is from 01.01.2019. to 31.10.2019. The right to apply for scholarships have full-time and part-time students of the final years of the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality who do not receive another scholarship from another legal entity that obliges them to establish an employment relationship after graduation. Obligations of scholarship holders during the scholarship period and after the end of the scholarship: • The scholarship holder undertakes to complete the training in Uniline doo (in Pula) for a period of 1 month during the scholarship period (no later than October 31.10.2019, XNUMX).• After the end of the scholarship period, the scholarship holder undertakes to conclude a fixed-term employment contract with Uniline doo, subject to a probationary period (no later than November 30.11.2019, XNUMX).• The scholarship holder undertakes to remain employed for 12 monthsCandidates send their applications together with their CV and motivation letter to the e-mail [email protected] with the indication “Scholarship competition”.last_img read more

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A generation skewed by internet pornography

first_imgThe Telegraph (UK) 1 June 2012A generation of youngsters may be developing a skewed view of sex from pornography, a court has heard, after a 12-year-old schoolboy raped and sexually assaulted a younger girl after copying a hardcore film he watched on the internet. The case was just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and said there may be many similar   cases throughout the country, lawyers warned. The High Court in Edinburgh heard the boy, now aged 14, was allowed   “unfettered” access to adult websites before forcing a nine-year-old to   perform a sex act on him. Sean Templeton, the boy’s defence counsel, said the case could be “the tip of   the iceberg” because pornography is giving a generation of youngsters a   “skewed view” of sex.…The appalling details of the case emerged amid growing political debate as to whether the Government should force internet providers to adopt an “opt-in” system. This means parents would have to remove a default block on watching pornography on their home computers, thereby preventing their offspring accessing adult images.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/9303598/A-generation-is-growing-up-skewed-by-internet-pornography-court-hears-as-12-year-old-who-raped-a-schoolgirl-is-spared-jail.htmllast_img read more

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Eagles forward tops Leeds United six-man transfer shop list

first_img Promoted Content10 Popular Asian Actresses That Look Irresistible9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets10 Unusual (And Stunning) Human Traits12 Flicks That Almost Ended Their Stars’ CareersTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made Brentford forward Ollie Watkins, Wigan Athletic youngsters Joe Gelhardt and Sean McGurk While Jonathan David who plays Gent completes the list. Leeds United coach Marcelo Bielsa is not the only one desirous of beefing up the club ahead of the challenges ahead but club owner Andrea Radrizzani is equally ready to see the club rattle the big guys. Radrizzani had shortly after the club was promoted revealed his desire to have the duo of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and PSG’s Cavani in the fold if possible even as he admitted that it might be a herculean task to have both players while insisting that there is no harm in trying. Read AlsoEPL newcomers Leeds United eye Ibrahimovic, Cavani Dennis it will be recalled made his debut for the Super Eagles on 10 September 2019 in a 2–2 friendly draw to Ukraine, coming on as a 82nd-minute substitute for Samuel Chukwueze. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Super Eagles and Club Brugge forward Emmanuel Dennis is among six players being hunted by Premier league new comers Leeds United ahead of new season. Leeds United who earned promotion to the Premier league after emerging Championship heroes, are eager to fortify all departments with intent to giving premier league big boys a run for their strength. The Marcelo Bielsa tutored side are not only interested in competing but are determined to avoid a return to the second-tier league. Dennis who has scored 19 goals for Brugge in 71 appearances is considered one the players that could make the dream come through. Dennis who joined Brugge  on a four year deal for a fee of €1.2 million has remained a must play for the club posting impressive runs in all competitions. Aside from Dennis who has made two appearances for the Super Eagles under Coach Gernot Rohr, other players on Leeds United shop list include Norwich City’s winger Emiliano Buendia, who impressed for the Canaries despite their relegation from the top flight.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Magennis called up to replace Ward

first_imgDerby forward Jamie Ward has been ruled out of Northern Ireland’s World Cup qualifying double header next week, with Aberdeen’s Josh Magennis replacing him. In that time he has still scored 11 goals and would have been under strong consideration by manager Michael O’Neill, particularly for Friday’s clash against Russia, which first-choice striker Kyle Lafferty misses through suspension. Martin Paterson, back after a brief self-imposed international break, will now be favourite to lead the line at Windsor Park. But O’Neill has also given himself additional cover by adding Magennis to the group. The versatile 22-year-old can play at full-back and in midfield but also offers a physical aspect in attack. He came on as a late substitute in last month’s friendly against Malta but had not been named in O’Neill’s initial squad. He returns to the fold with confidence high, though, having scored twice for the Dons in a 4-3 defeat at Celtic on Saturday. A statement from the Irish FA read: “Injury has forced Jamie Ward to withdraw from the Northern Ireland squad. Aberdeen’s Josh Magennis has been called up to the squad for the World Cup Qualifiers against Russia and Israel.” Ward, who has four caps and was in line to feature in home clashes against Russia and Israel, started on Saturday against Leicester but lasted just 63 minutes. The 26-year-old has suffered a string of injuries in the last couple of seasons and has managed only 20 appearances for the Rams this term. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Juventus rule out Claudio Marchisio move to Liverpool

first_img “We have renewed with him, our focus is strong and I think Claudio’s first thought is to finish his career here. Not only Liverpool, we have received several offers.” Marchisio, a Juve youth product, signed a five-year contract in July to remain with the Old Lady until June 2020. Marotta also spoke of turning down offers for coveted France international Paul Pogba. “There were offers from other clubs formalised, but we have rejected them because Paul is the heritage of the club,” Marotta said. “Maybe we have loaded him with many responsibilities, but this will help him to become a leader.” Marchisio has been linked with a move to Anfield to work under new Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, but Marotta believes the 29-year-old is going nowhere – despite the Bianconeri having received “several offers”. “We get so many offers for our players, but we are used to buying – not selling,” Marotta told Premium Sport shortly before Juve’s 0-0 Serie A draw at Inter Milan on Sunday evening. Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio is not interested in joining Liverpool and wants to finish his career with Juventus, according to the Turin club’s chief executive Giuseppe Marotta. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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