Land Rover extends its global partnership with IFRC for five years

first_img Tagged with: British Red Cross corporate Land Rover Land Rover extends its global partnership with IFRC for five years Howard Lake | 14 January 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Land Rover is extending its global humanitarian partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) for a further five years.The relationship was first established in 1954. The very first donated vehicle was a Land Rover Series 1 Defender which was donated to the British Red Cross in Dubai as a mobile dispensary.The partnership was strengthened in 2007 as part of the development of Land Rover’s G4 Challenge. Since then its support has included the loan and donation of 119 vehicles and the provision of direct help to more than 800,000 people.IFRC Under Secretary Joelle Tanguy welcomed the extension of the partnership:“Together we can set up new initiatives and accelerate the reach of water and sanitation programmes that already support thousands of people. We will grow the partnership so it reaches more many more beneficiaries in vulnerable communities around the world.”Next five yearsOver the next five years, under the banner Reaching Vulnerable People Around the World, Land Rover and IFRC will work together in countries including UK, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Portugal and South Sudan to deliver a  range of humanitarian initiatives, including water and sanitation, health and social care and disaster response. Advertisementlast_img read more

Keep Calm and Converge On – Rage Against the Accidental Backup Architecture

first_imgSo you’ve taken the leap. At this point you’re probably at least 90% virtualized and climbing. And you’ve converged your infrastructure so you’re no longer operating in a world of vertical stovepipes across your storage, compute, network, and virtualization layer. Alongside many of your peers in the industry, you prefer a fully-integrated solution as your path to the cloud and you’re not afraid to Defy (VMworld pun intended) traditional architecture of rolling your own solution.But what about your data protection storage? Do you have an architecture that’s designed to integrate with your converged environment? Or is your backup and recovery an accidental architecture of sorts, where applications and virtual machines are protected haphazardly based on needs of siloed IT application owners, database administrators, and virtual machine administrators. Where the strategy may be BYOB (bring your own backup) instead of an intentional strategy.Backup administrators – this is your call to action. You can “keep calm and converge on” in the hands of the VCE solution and EMC backup and archive technology.That’s because EMC backup and archive is, by design, an intentional protection storage architecture that’s perfect for an intentional converged infrastructure, like your VCE Vblock Systems. Time to erase an accidental data protection architecture from your vocabulary.EMC backup and archive for your Vblock Systems is anything but accidental. EMC software and purpose-built backup appliance solutions, EMC Avamar and EMC Data Domain systems, are optimized for highly virtualized environments like the Vblock System, and supported by great partner products from Cisco, VMware, Intel and EMC. Because of a strong coupling to virtualization in a converged solution, backup and recovery must be optimized for a virtual environment; the Vblock System has baked optimized backup and recovery right into VCE’s Data Protection solution powered by EMC technology.All you have to do to press the easy button is implement VCE backup and recovery solutions with your Vblock System purchase. Not only are VCE backup and recovery solutions pre-configured, pre-integrated, and pre-tested to work across all hardware and software components in the Vblock System, they also are built right into the VCE cabinetry with 10 Gig-E cable direct connects, so setting up a secondary backup network is no longer necessary and you can eliminate backup resource contention. VCE serves as a single point of installation and support for the entire integrated solution, backup and recovery included—by deploying VCE’s solution, you therefore end up with a simplified management strategy across your architecture, while taking advantage of leading edge technologies from individual vendors like EMC.With EMC backup and recovery for the Vblock System, your de-duplicated backups (both for physical and virtual environments) can be workload and use case optimized to fit the needs of your data center, with flexible targets of the Avamar Data Store or Data Domain Systems.  And with tight coupling to your virtual environment through VMware’s vStorage API for Data Protection, Avamar allows you to not only protect your business critical applications running on your virtual infrastructure by setting up application specific backup agents, but also by setting up backup proxy virtual machines to offload your backup jobs away from your production environment and universal proxy server load balancing to ensure backup processes are evenly distributed across these virtual machine proxies.With Avamar, restore is a snap. Through tight coupling with VMware (vStorage API for Data Protection), Avamar agents leverage Changed Block Tracking (CBT) backup and restore so that you are only sending unique “changed” blocks across the network; this allows you to recover 30x faster than traditional VMDK restore (you can learn more about Avamar here).What’s not to love about a simple, best-in-class backup and recovery architecture to protect your Vblock Systems? That’s rhetorical, obviously. At the risk of using a double negative, there’s nothing NOT to like.So go ahead, push the easy button on backup and recovery with VCE and EMC so that you can keep calm and converge on.For more information:Replay EMC Backup Recovery Systems’ EMC World session on Avamar and Data Domain for a VCE Vblock System.Download the white paper written by expert industry senior analyst Jason Buffington from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG).Watch Jason sum up data protection of a virtualized, converged environment in a short video.Learn how you can transform your data protection with a solution that’s optimized for virtual environments from our webcast.Hear Steve Rayda, CTO of Purdue Pharma, discuss how EMC backup and recovery solutions was instrumental in transforming and accelerating his Vblock Systems infrastructure.last_img read more

NPFL: Malachi puts Heartland to the sword

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Malachi Ohawume scored two well-taken goals in five second-half minutes to power Rivers United to a stunning 2-0 victory over hosts, Heartland FC in Okigwe in a high profile Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) game decided on Sunday. rivers united Malachi smacked home from close range after an extraordinary assist from second-half substitute, Fortune Omoniwari in the 75th minute and completed his brace with just over nine minutes remaining with a fearsome finish, plundered with frightening with the goalkeeper, Ikechukwu Ezenwa barely moving a muscle. The win keeps United in second place on the NPFL standings, just one point adrift of the leaders, Plateau United who defeated Jigawa Golden Stars 2-1 in Jos. Heartland were the better side in the first half but a combination of profligacy and ill-luck cost them the chance to go into the break with their noses in front by at least, two clear goals. Abiodun Thompson and Aputaziem Ugochuwu came extremely close to opening the scoring in a matter of seconds as the game hit the quarter-hour mark but both men failed to display clinical instincts in front of the goal. Five minutes later, Samuel Nnoshiri struck a freekick against the crossbar from the edge of the bar despite the best efforts of the Rivers United goalkeeper, Drissa Bamba to keep the ball from hitting the back of the net. The loose ball fell towards the path of Ezeali Kingsley whose effort from two yards also clattered against the crossbar. It was a close shave that the visitors would profit from late on. Heartland, however, continued to step on the accelerator and nearly scored in the 24th minute with Adetola Ayooluwa getting into a goal-scoring position but seeing his final touch – a fierce strike fly hopelessly wide. On the half-hour, the visitors rode their luck again when the unmarked Pascal Eze headed millimeters wide from eight yards following majestic work by Nnoshiri who completely took the United defence to the cleaners. Two minutes later, the hosts came close again, this time, through Jide Williams who saw his well-struck effort from 20 yards easily smothered by Bamba. Aputaziem Ugochukwu was presented with the hosts’ best chance of the half in the 36th minute, a side-footed effort from three yards which was struck wide after Julius Emiloju delivered on a plate for the unmarked forward. The shocking pattern of misses continued for the home side as Ezeali Kingsley fired wide from eight yards with just Bamba at his mercy. The hosts commenced the second half exactly as they ended the first and came close to breaking the deadlock in the 52nd minute.center_img Ayoola finally getting the beating of Bamba and wheeling away in celebration only for United’s left-back, Konan Ruffin to produce an audacious goal-line clearance that left him with a broken lip as his face clattered against the right-hand post. There is a maxim in football, “when you don’t take your chances, you will pay dearly for it”. That phrase was ruthlessly exemplified in the 75th minute as Malachi netted clinically from close range following a quickly-taken corner. United scored with their next attack of the game through Malachi who blasted past the shell-shocked Ezenwa as the Naze Millionaires were left to rue missed opportunities and ponder what might have been. Read Also:Rivers United battle Kano Pillars in NPFL duel“It was a good performance by my boys. We prepared well as we knew this was going to be a tough game as we are rival opponents,” technical manager of Rivers United, Stanley Eguma told the club’s official website, www.riversunitedfc.com.ng. The win means United stay in second place on the NPFL standings with 39 points from 22 matches.Next up for the Port Harcourt darlings is a home fixture against Nnewi club, FC Ifeanyiubah at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium on Sunday, March 8, 2020 Statistics Heartland FC:Ikechukwu Ezenwe, Chidera Eze, Julius Emiloju ( Chidiebere Ajoku 83′), Jide Williams, Pascal Eze, Adetola Ayooluwa, Ezeali Kingsley (Sadiq Abubakar 73′), Samuel Nnoshiri, Aputaziem Ugochukwu, Abiodun Thompson and Obioma Chukwuemeka (Olayemi Jacob 57′). Substitutes not usedChijioke Ejiogu, Danvide Ogunloye, Nnamani Emmanuel and Eric Dufegha. Rivers United:Drissa Bamba, Goodwill Kazie, N’Gouan Konan, Peter Ubakanma, Temple Emekayi, Festus Austin, Cletus Emotan, Malachi Ohawume, Ogbonna Onuoha (Fortune Omoniwari 59′), Shuji Oshobe and Esor Nelson( Kunle Odunlami 88′). Substitutes not usedAkande Abiodun, Patrick Kingsley, Bamba Bakary, Rafiu Ishaq and Stephen Gopey. GoalsHeartland FC: nilRivers United FC: Malachi Ohawume 75′, 80′ Yellow CardsHeartland FC: Ikechukwu Ezenwa 31′,Rivers United FC: Godswill Kazie 21′, Austine Festus 35′, Konan N’Gouan 73′ Red Cards: nil FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more