Hoax calls and bonfires in chaotic night for Limerick Fire service

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Linkedin Email Twitter Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Crews dealt with hoax calls and 17 bonfires in Limerick on Monday nightUNDER fire from rocks, responding to hoax river rescue calls and hoax domestic house fires, Limerick City fire fighters put down one of the busiest nights of the year on May Eve as crews also dealt with up 17 bonfires.With bonfires a tradition on May Eve, firefighters and emergency responders had expected crews to be busy.However, by 6.30pm on Monday night, crews were responding to hoax rescue calls, the first at the River Shannon where a woman was falsely reported as having entered the water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Limerick City Fire SwiftWater Technician Rescue Crews we’re alerted to ther report of a woman in the river at Thomond Bridge.Arriving within minutes of the call, firefighters including the Rescue Boat FireSwift carried out a thorough search and deemed the call to be a hoax.Gardai and emergency paramedics with the National Ambulance Service also attended with Limerick Marine Search and Rescue also on alert.During the course of the night, fire crews attended 17 bonfires and while the majority of were monitored and being properly supervised, crews extinguished three due to safety concerns.However, as the night wore on, firefighters also came under fire from youths throwing rocks and stones on Crecora Ave while the attended a bonfire.While the Fire Appliance was hit several times, no injuries or major damage occurred.A short time later, firefighters were attacked for a second time while attending a bonfire in Watergate. There were no injuries but the Fire Appliance was again damaged. Gardai responded to the incident.Hoax calls were also made to the Fire Service alerting them to a supposed domestic fire in Roundwood Estate and while attending this, another hoax call was made to a domestic fire in Fedamore.After attending both alerts, it was deemed that these calls were hoax and the caller’s details were passed to Gardai.Fianna Fail general election candidate Cllr James Collins has called for prison sentences for those who attack frontline emergency responders such as ambulance crew, fire and rescue staff, or gardai,“We are frequently hearing of ambulance crews also being harassed when they attend in certain parts of the city. We have to put in place deterrents to protect emergency responders who are after all, putting their personal safety at risk in order to help others.“Fianna Fáil previously introduced legislation to ensure that all those working on the frontline are protected and that those convicted of a serious attack on an emergency worker would receive a minimum five year prison term.“Regrettably the Fine Gael led Government failed to support this key piece of legislation. Our party have now updated this Bill and will be pushing the Government once again on the issue.”“These brave frontline staff are attending to emergency calls and then coming under attack with youths firing stones and other objects at them. It’s appalling and nobody should be allowed to get away with treating gardai, ambulance crew or fire brigade staff in this way.“These are the very people we ask to run towards emergencies when we are seeking to escape them. They have to be protected with stiff penalties for anyone who attacks them.”See more Limerick news herecenter_img LimerickNewsHoax calls and bonfires in chaotic night for Limerick Fire serviceBy Staff Reporter – May 1, 2018 1024 Facebook TAGSbonfireGardaíhoax callslimerickLimerick City Fire and Rescue Print Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleLimerick woman scores €33,000 on Winning StreakNext articleLimerick student to take part in the “Olympics of Programming” Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisementlast_img read more

EMC World Tuesday Keynote – Live Blog

first_img10:45 am PTGelsinger is discussing VCAC to build service catalogs to provision software defined storage or SDS. Gelsinger noted that the hybrid cloud is the future. The on premise spend on private cloud is $2 trillion while off premise clouds is about $44 billion.10:48 am PTNow covering vCloud Hybrid Service (vCHS). VMware is working closely with EMC to provide this hybrid cloud. 10:55 am PTGelsinger is discussing the Hybrid Cloud. Customers can use the hybrid cloud to modernize their apps and improve their disaster recovery capabilities as well as capacity on demand. VCE will help customers get to their hybrid cloud requirements, we offer plugins into off premise cloud providers. EMC is demonstrating this on site with Vblock Systems at EMC World in their Build a Hybrid Cloud demonstration.10:56 am PTIn essence Gelsinger’s message focused on the tectonic shifts in IT, software-defined data centers and hybrid clouds. 10:58 am PTPaul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal, just took the stage. He’s discussing the move to the third generation platform – specifically the cloud.11:01 am PTMaritz is discussing how analytics are critical for making applications more usable and how Google and Facebook have been able to create innovative platforms by quickly analyzing their customer data.11:03 am PTMaritz looked at Google and Facebook’s ability to take advantage of their data center to drive value to the third generation platform, focusing on scale. Pivotal exists to help enterprises to get to the third generation platforms. They focus on providing scale and speed with large amounts of data. He’ll be giving an update for where Pivotal is on its journey. 11:38 am PTOverall, Pivotal’s demo showed how their software can enable enterprises to automatically deploy complex applications and move them to heterogeneous off premise clouds. 11:09 am PTMartiz noted that Cloud Foundry is the new OS for the cloud. Cloud Foundry is an open source ecosystem to create the OS with broad industry participation. VCE is very involved in the open ecosystems and can run Cloud Foundry on a Vblock System.11:16 am PTCloud Foundry can be used to automate application deployment, and to accelerate enterprise’s journey to the Hybrid Cloud by using vCHS or AWS as the off premise cloud providers. Martiz is covering the big data suite to build a data lake, which is the third generation data base for the cloud. Pivotal wants to store anything and analyze anything in the cloud.11:19 am PTHDFS will be the file system for the data lake.11:20 am PT 10:42 am PTGelsinger is discussing management in the software-defined data center. Management is the interface to enabling speed and agility with control and efficiency. VMware helps do that through automation and management and are building their portfolio to address these challenges for the future. Their platform helps with cloud automation, cloud operations and cloud business. Their mission is to enable IT to deliver IT as a Service. They’re working closely with EMC to bring these three tools together. Yesterday was a terrific opening day of EMC World. The announcements from Joe Tucci, CEO of EMC, and David Goulden, CEO of EMC Information Infrastructure, provided new product innovations, including ViPR 2.0, EMC Elastic Cloud Storage, and Hybrid Cloud, as well as their acquisition of DSSD. Today I’ll be live blogging the keynotes from Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, and Paul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal. Stay tuned! Keep refreshing this page for updates. 10:04 am PTJonathan Martin, CMO of EMC, just took the stage on day two of EMC World. They noted that there were more than 15,000 tweets that went out about EMC World – many of which were from VCE!EMC is also providing an update on the EMC Build a Hybrid Cloud – built on Vblock Systems. Make sure you stop by the Build a Hybrid cloud booth in the Solutions Arcade. 10:11 am PTPat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware just took the stage at EMC World, here to discuss the future of IT as software-defined. He noted that the industry is dramatically shifting, where IT budgets are flat and enterprises need to save money for today’s IT while building the future for the mobile cloud world.10:16 am PTThe big shift in 1989 was the rise of the PC as compared to the mini computers, where many enterprises are adopting BYOD to enable their employee’s productivity and agility. And now, hardware defined data centers is shifting to software-defined, this shift to software-defined (software defined data center) will be the next major shift for enterprise IT.10:19 am PTGelsinger is discussing software-defined storage and the disruption to the existing storage market. He notes that the hypervisor opens up new opportunities for  enterprise. He is covering separating the control and data planes in storage and delivering abstracted services using the hypervisor.10:30 am PTToday about 70% of applications are virtualized, but VMware hopes to virtualize 100% of applications in the world.Today Gelsinger is announcing support of Virtualized SAP HANA on vSphere 5.5. VCE has a Vblock Specialized System for SAP HANA and is very excited about this new innovation and what it will bring to our customers.10:32 am PTVirtualized HANA should deliver better SLAs, lower TCO, and faster time to market through automated deployments of SAP HANA.10:37 am PT 11:26 am PTPivotal took HDFS from Hadoop and layered on Gemfire and Greenplum to create their data lake software. They redefined the way they license the solution so customers will only have to pay for data that is being worked on and will not have to pay for data at rest. This will also help customers store everything more effectively. Customers can choose run Hadoop and HDFS on Vblock Systems. We’re working closely with Pivotal to provide this solution to our customers.11:29 am PTPivotal is demonstrating how to leverage the third generation platform.last_img read more

10 reasons you’re not rich yet

first_imgby: Jocelyn Black Hodes, Daily WorthAs a financial advisor, I have spent many years helping other people overcome financial stumbling blocks so they can become rich. Ironically, the one person I have had the most trouble helping is myself.Being “rich” can mean different things to different people, but I believe it means having the financial freedom to achieve your goals and live the life you want. I am great at giving advice; I am not always so great at taking my own advice (know anyone like that?). So, when it came to helping my clients understand why they weren’t rich yet, the easy part was explaining the culprits, because I was all too familiar with most of them.Regardless of our upbringing, education, profession or lifestyle, most of us are not where we want to be financially and our reasons are probably more similar than different. The good news is that it is never too late to become rich if you, like me, are ready to own up to the reasons you’re not and do something about it.Want to know why you aren’t rich yet? Keep reading. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more