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first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram When a 12-year-old Christiana Aloneftis watched a fundraiser for opera singer Elena Xanthoudakis, she saw in the artist something she wanted to recreate. The way Elena was able to captivate through her performance, to deliver emotion and to move the audience had Christiana yearning to do the same.And now, as a young opera singer, Christiana needs all the help she possibly can in order to get to Italy and study her chosen path. An evening of Greek song and classical operatic repertoire has been organised, presented by the Greek Community of Melbourne and Victoria (GOCMV) in support of Christiana Aloneftis’ academic and musical study aspirations in Europe. Christiana’s first contact with music was as a seven-year-old when she joined a choir in Alphington as part of the GOCMV. Through the choir, she became more involved music, particularly Greek music, and even performed at the Antipodes festival. She told Neos Kosmos that as she became more comfortable with her voice, and with further singing lessons, she began to love music more and more. A trip to Italy as a 15-year-old student sealed her fate. “When I was 15 I went on a school trip to Italy organised for language students and we went to La Scala theatre in Milan. When I entered the theatre there was a dress rehearsal in progress and I realized in that moment how much I enjoyed performing and how much I wanted to do it in the future. When I came home from the trip I had so much clarity in what I wanted to do. I had the opportunity to study law but I chose to study music at VCA because that’s where my heart was.” And then there’s the added bonus of being able to sing in your cultural language and express your heritage through song. “Greek song is a very personal and intimate expression of my Greek Australian identity and I don’t believe that there is anything quite like it. The powerful language and sweet lyrical melodies tell stories of our people – stories of love, of tragedy, of war and separation and of the deepest and most passionate extremes of emotion. I am honoured to serve the music through the avenue of performance.” But she’s the first to admit that her chosen career path is not an easy one. “There’s a lot of challenges and your voice becomes part of your identity in the way you think about it all the time. You need to make sure it’s healthy and has the capacity to do what you want it to do and when you want it to do it.” Another challenge Christiana faces is funding her trip to Italy so she can attend master classes. GOCMV have gotten behind Christiana to organise an event to help her raise the funds. “Having someone believe in you and be a patron for you is just indespinsible,” she says about GOCMV. This is only the beginning of a very exciting and challenging journey into the world of opera for me but with the support from my home-base; from my cultural heritage, I am determined to walk the path ahead of me. Supporting artists performing on the day include: Charlotte Betts-Dean (Mezzo-Soprano), Robert Barbaro (Tenor), Konrad Olszewski (Concert Pianist) and Michael Mazziotta (Jazz and Improv Pianist). last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram After years of delays and objections a 1,000 square metre mosque is to replace the site of the old navel base in Votanikos, Athens.A parliamentary committee approved the legislation that will allow its construction to move forward on Wednesday.The mosque, which once completed will be the official place of worship for Muslims in Athens, is designed accommodate 350 worshipers over two levels, however, it will not have a minaret.Members of the Parliament from SYRIZA, ANEL as well as Golden Dawn voted down the motion, which was approved by getting enough votes from PASOK and independent MPs. The mosque has been an issue causing stirs between previous Greek Governments, the European Union, the Human Rights Commission and Amnesty International, resulting in Greece being harshly criticised. A Muslim cemetery is also one of the commitments Greece’s government has to fulfill. last_img read more

first_imgLe boa perçoit l’arrêt du pouls de la proie qu’il étouffePubliant leur étude dans Biology Letters, des chercheurs américains ont montré expérimentalement que le boa constrictor ‘ressentait’ les battements de cœur de la proie qu’il étouffe, interrompant son effort de constriction dès que cessent ces pulsations.Dirigée par le Dr Scott Boback, une équipe de recherche du Dickinson College en Pennsylvanie s’est livrée à une expérience pour étudier la façon dont le boa constrictor tuait ses proies, et surtout à quel moment il relâchait son étreinte mortelle. Ils ont proposé en laboratoire, à un de ces serpents, un rat mort, mais équipé d’une poche à eau alimentée à distance (et à volonté) par une pompe, simulant les battements de cœur du rongeur, lequel était en outre bardé de capteurs de pression. Ils ont alors observé les réactions du prédateur.Ils ont constaté que tant qu’ils maintenaient la pulsation artificielle, “le boa enserrait le rat plus longtemps que lors de toute observation précédente d’un serpent étouffant une proie”. Confronté, lors d’autres expériences, à un rat sans ‘pouls’ artificiel, le serpent réagissait différemment, commençant son attaque de façon ‘classique’, mais ramollissant rapidement son étreinte.”Il y avait une nette différence, je savais que nous étions en train de découvrir quelque chose d’intéressant”, a déclaré le Dr Boback cité par BBC Nature. Le chercheur résume ses conclusions ainsi : “pendant la constriction, un serpent ‘ressent’ en fait le cœur de sa proie”. Un moyen d’équilibrer l’apport calorique fourni par la proie et la dépense énergétique due à la contraction des muscles, relativement forte et durable, nécessaire à sa mise à mort.Une capacité aux origines mystérieuses À lire aussiUn anaconda avale une énorme proie devant les camérasToutefois, cette découverte soulève quelques questions et notamment celle de l’origine d’une telle sensibilité. Pourquoi les serpents ont-ils développé ce sens alors que leurs proies sont très vulnérables à leurs attaques ? Pour Scott Boback, cette capacité a pu être développée très tôt dans l’histoire de l’évolution des serpents constricteurs, à une période où ils s’attaquaient à de grands reptiles. Les lézards, serpents et autres crocodiliens sont en effet “ectothermes”, ce qui signifie que leur température corporelle est la même que celle de leur milieu extérieur, ce qui leur vaut parfois d’être qualifiés à tort d’animaux “à sang froid”.Avec de telles proies, le lointain ancêtre du boa constrictor ne pouvait donc se fier à l’absence de mouvement musculaire ou respiratoire. En revanche, capter les battements du coeur pouvaient lui permettre de savoir si sa victime était morte ou non, d’après l’étude.Le 18 janvier 2012 à 15:43 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

first_img GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Round Logo MatJoel Hodgson Talks MST3K Live, Eegah! and Returning to Riffs It’s the joke that spawned a thousand callbacks. An awkwardly dubbed-in line in the 1962 caveman horror flick Eegah! became a favorite punching bag on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Is there a wilderness shot with nobody talking? “Watch out for snakes!” It never got old, and was still funny when Jonah and the bots (with new voices) yelled it out in Netflix’s revival of the series. It’s only fitting that the new cast name their first live tour after it.The MST3K Watch Out for Snakes Tour will be the first ever Mystery Science Theater 3000 live show. Unlike Rifftrax Live or the Cinematic Titanic live shows (all of which featured former cast members of the original MST3K), it seems like these shows will take place in the universe of the show. Jonah Ray will perform as Jonah Heston, and will appear onstage with Tom Servo , Crow and Gypsy. The tour’s promo video notes that the robots’ voice may change depending on the show. Pearl’s clone Synthia (played on the show by Rebecca Hanson) will also be there along with her skeletal ska-playing henchmen. The Mads, Felicia Day’s Kinga Forrester and Patton Oswalt TV’s Son of TV’s Frank, will have some pre-recorded bits where they check in on their captors via video. Check out the wonderfully low-budget promo below featuring Day and Oswalt.All cities on the tour will see Jonah and the bots riff on the b-movie classic Eegah! with new riffs. That alone is cause for excitement. I can’t wait to hear what new awkward shaving sequence jokes they came up with in the 24 years since the original episode aired. Some cities will also feature a second screening of a secret bad movie. You can see when, where and what is showing in your city at you’ve ever been to one of the Rifftrax or Cinematic Titanic live shows, you know how fun it is to watch people riff on a movie with a crowd. The live audience adds a different energy to the show, that gives it a more spontaneous feel. (Even when, in the case of Rifftrax Live!, they’re reading from scripts.) This new incarnation of MST3K is perfect for a live show like this, given its heightened sense of theatricality. I’m only sad that Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt won’t actually be there. I desperately want to see a Broadway-style staging of the new intro. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Ibrahimovic Premier League is overrated – theyre lucky I didnt come

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic thinks the Premier League overrated in terms of quality, but is pleased with how his time at Manchester United turned outThe Swedish striker arrived at Old Trafford in 2016 from Paris Saint-Germain on the verge of becoming 35 years old.However, Ibrahimovic proved doubters wrong by embarking on a superb debut campaign with 28 goals scored in 48 appearances in all competitions.He also helped United claim the Carabao Cup and the Europa League titles.However, amid injury struggles from that season’s Europa League quarter-final clash with Anderlecht, Ibrahimovic struggled to regain full fitness at United and left in February for MLS side LA Galaxy.The 37-year-old has now played across seven countries with the likes of Malmö FF, Ajax, Juventus, Barcelona, PSG, United and now Galaxy.“I’d had a long career before I came – different kinds of countries, different kinds of clubs,” Ibrahimovic told FourFourTwo.“People said, ‘You don’t need to go to England, because if you fail in England, people will always say you weren’t good enough’.“Everybody was against it. And guess what? That made me motivated. That gave me adrenaline.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I liked the Premier League. I found it very motivating and very exciting.“It gets a lot of attention, although I feel the quality is a little bit overrated – the individual quality, the technical part.“But the rhythm is high. Even if you are the best, if you can’t handle the rhythm, the pace, then you will not succeed, because the pace is very high.”The only and only feels Premier League teams were let off the hook due to the fact he hadn’t arrived in England earlier in his career.“I’m super proud and super happy that I went to United – it was the right club,” added Ibrahimovic.“We won, and I did what I did before I got injured. I had an excellent time – great memories. I’m attached to United forever.“The supporters are amazing: wherever I went, I saw red shirts, which was fantastic. It’s a very important moment in my career.“As I said when I was in England, you’re lucky I didn’t come 10 years ago, because if I did what I did at 35 years old, imagine it if I was 25. Then it would have been a different story.“I came there and they said I came in a wheelchair. All the people that talked, in the whole Premier League, I put them in a wheelchair. That’s what I did.”last_img read more

Cardiffs Sala deal held up by Nantes

first_imgNantes are understood to be delaying the confirmation of the Emiliano Sala deal to Cardiff City but both clubs remain in advanced talks, according to Sky Sports.The striker has agreed personal terms on a possible £18m deal to Cardiff and is waiting for permission to fly to the Welsh club for a medical ahead of a potential club-record move.The Bluebirds want to complete the transfer of Sala to play against Newcastle United this weekend but the French club want him to play one final game for them against Angers on Sunday.Nantes’ Kalifa Coulibaly was sent off in their league defeat against Nimes on Wednesday and the club’s desire for Sala to be available for selection at the weekend is understood to be holding up the signing.Nantes’ Kalifa Coulibaly was shown a red card in their league defeat against Nimes on Wednesday and Les Canaris’ desire for Sala to be available for the Angers game this weekend is understood to be holding up the deal.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.Sala, who flew to Cardiff on Monday for talks with the club’s manager Neil Warnock and chief executive Ken Choo, has 12 goals in 19 Ligue 1 appearances so far this campaign, with Nantes sitting 13th in Ligue 1.Cardiff, who are 17th in the Premier League standings, have also agreed a deal with Everton to sign striker Oumar Niasse on loan until the end of the season.last_img read more

first_img Commercial Crew setbacks Check out this behind-the-scenes footage of #Starliner’s latest parachute test. It’s part of our path to qualify the entire landing system to fly @NASA_Astronauts.— Boeing Space (@BoeingSpace) May 10, 2019 The timing of the tweet is important. SpaceX has felt like it was a step ahead of Boeing since it already successfully launched a Crew Dragon test capsule to the International Space Station. Both companies are involved in NASA’s Commercial Crew program. But SpaceX has faced setbacks recently, including the loss of a Crew Dragon capsule due to a mysterious engine anomaly during testing. NASA’s William Gerstenmaier reported the failure of an April SpaceX Crew Dragon parachute test during a House subcommittee hearing this week. “The parachutes did not work as designed,” Gerstenmaier said.  The cause of the failure is still under study. Sci-Tech NASA’s wildest rides: Extreme vehicles for Earth and beyond Boeing said it has now completed four out of five major parachute tests and has met all test objectives with the Starliner parachutes performing as expected. The company said it still intends to launch and land an uncrewed test capsule this summer. Delays are common for space projects. The SpaceX issues have called into question NASA’s desired timeline for sending humans into space from US soil later this year. This new parachute video seems designed to offer a little reassurance from Boeing’s side.  Comment Enlarge ImageBoeing’s Starliner prepared for acoustic testing earlier in 2019. Boeing The dream is laid out: NASA wants to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from US soil, ending its dependence on Russian spacecraft and rockets. Those astronauts also need to come back to the ground safely, which is where parachute tests for Boeing and SpaceX crew capsules come in.Boeing on Friday shared some behind-the-scenes footage of a successful parachute test for its Starliner crew capsule. “It’s part of our path to qualify the entire landing system to fly NASA astronauts,” Boeing Space tweeted.center_img NASA, Boeing push back Starliner test flight to ISS SpaceX opens up about the Crew Dragon capsule destroyed in an accident 1 23 Photos Tags Boeing NASA Space SpaceX Share your voicelast_img read more

first_imgEvon PeterEvon Peter has been selected to run the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ rural campuses. He will serve as the new vice chancellor for rural, community and Native education.Download AudioPeter is Neetsaii Gwich’in and Koyukon from Arctic Village. He graduated from UAF in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in Alaska Native Studies. He is finishing a master’s degree in rural development.Peter is responsible for the College of Rural and Community Development, which includes all of UAF’s rural campuses and sites.As vice chancellor, Peter will be responsible for guiding UAF’s rural and community education initiatives, promoting the inclusion of indigenous knowledge in university programs and advocating for Alaska Native education.Peter replaces Bernice Joseph, who died earlier this year after a battle with cancer.last_img read more

first_imgCongress President Rahul Gandhi (right) in a tweet had said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was “scared” of China’s Xi Jinping.ReutersAn hour after Congress President Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, labelling him as “weak” over China’s recent move on JeM chief Masood Azhar, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) targetted the Congress leader said it was his great grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru, who gifted the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) seat to China. Taking to Twitter, the BJP said, “China wouldn’t be in UNSC had your great grandfather, not ‘gifted’ it to them at India’s cost. India is undoing all the mistakes of your family. Be assured that India will win the fight against terror.”The party also asked Rahul Gandhi to leave the matter to the Prime Minister “while you [Congress chief] keep cosying up with the Chinese envoys secretly”. Twitter/BJPEarlier on Thursday (March 14) morning, the Congress president took to Twitter and said: “Weak Modi is scared of Xi. Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India.” Gandhi slammed PM Modi over China’s move to block the UNSC resolution to designate Jaish-e Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist.”NaMo’s China Diplomacy: Swing with Xi in Gujarat, Hug Xi in Delhi, Bow to Xi in China,” Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter. This morning, Mr Gandhi tweeted: Twitter/@RahulGandhiThe remark came hours after China exercised its veto for the fourth time since the 2016 Pathankot terror, to place a hold on the move to tag JeM head Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the UNSC.Meanwhile, India expressed “disappointment” over China’s move. “We are disappointed by this outcome. This has prevented action by the international community to designate the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a proscribed and active terrorist organization which has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019”, said the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement.However, India thanked all those countries that came out in support of India and denounced terrorism. “We are grateful for the efforts of the Member States who moved the designation proposal and the unprecedented number of all other Security Council members as well as non-members who joined as co-sponsors”, said the MEA. The February 14 terror strike in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir has ratcheted up tensions between India and Pakistan leading to tit-for-tat air raids across the line of control (LoC) in Kashmir.Since the suicide attack by the JeM in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on February 14, in which 40 CRPF troopers died, the Congress has repeatedly reminded the government that it was another BJP-led government that had released Masood Azhar in exchange for the passengers of a hijacked Indian plane in 1999.last_img read more

Hygiene tips for women before going on a date

first_imgIf you get drenched in rain, take a shower afterwards before getting ready for a date. This will help to prevent any possible infection, say experts. Aashmeen Munjal, beauty and make-up expert, and Ridhi Arya, Dermatologist, Me clinic, have shared tips on how to maintain hygiene during monsoon season:Shower after shower: In case you get caught up and drenched in rain, always take a shower afterwards before getting all dolled up to prevent any possible infection and monsoon related diseases. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfHair: The season and the drizzle apart from making your hair frizzy, affects the hair health badly owing to the pollutants present in rainwater. Always wash your hair if they get wet and conditioning is a must. Also, oil your hair weekly to maintain a healthy scalp.Scrubbing: Scrubbing your body is as important in monsoon as in other weathers.Blot: The T-zone area, that is the forehead, nose, mouth and chin tends to get oily and sticky when you sweat and look tired. Always keep a tissue paper or a blotting paper with you and dab the excess oil away. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveNails: Nails often get less attention in terms of hygiene in monsoon but long and unattended nails could become storehouse of dirt and bacteria and improper trimming may lead to ingrown toenails. Always trim your nails shapely and avoid cutting them too deep to save harm to your skin.Sanitise: Catching cold is very likely in this season, you must keep a sanitiser handy always and use regularly since micro-organisms are susceptible to grow in the rainy season. Watch while you walk: Try to avoid stepping into puddles and walking in rain altogether to save your feet from fungal diseases. Wash your feet afterwards and dry them as soon as you can.Pedicure: Always visit a salon which maintains cleanliness in all aspects including the tools and the products used for the treatment as these could cause fungal and bacterial infections. If you want a more pocket-friendly and a safer care routine, you could opt for home treatments. Dip your feet in lukewarm water with a drop or two of an anti-septic liquid in it for about 10-15 minutes and moisturise them after patting dry.Footwear: Sprinkle some talcum powder in your footwear to avoid infections.Clothes: Always wear a clean set of clothes since dirty clothes are a source of contamination and may lead to skin disorders when worn unclean. Similarly, wear a pair of clean socks daily.Body odour: Monsoon causes humidity after rain which leads to sweating. Thus, use anti-perspirant lotions and deodorant. Do not reserve your good perfumes for peak summer.last_img read more

Firefoxs new WebExtensions permission system

first_imgFirefox’s new WebExtensions permission system by Martin Brinkmann on March 06, 2017 in Firefox – 14 commentsMozilla plans to turn on a permissions system for the installation of WebExtensions in the Firefox web browser that is similar to that of Google Chrome.Whenever you install an extension in Google Chrome, all of the extra permissions that the extension requests are listed in the installation prompt.The idea is to provide users with information on these extra permissions, so that abusive extensions can be avoided.The main issue with the permissions system is that most users are probably ignoring the permissions prompt. One reason for that is that it is often difficult to find out whether a permission is really needed for functionality, or if it is simply there for marketing or outright malicious purposes.Firefox’s new WebExtensions permission systemMozilla plans to launch similar installation permissions in Firefox 54 at the earliest, but most likely in Firefox 55.Firefox will display the extra permissions an extension requires during installation. The current iteration lists all permissions, but no additional information about them in the interface.The permissions come from the manifest.json file of the extension. If you open it in a plain text editor, or a special json viewer (for instance the json viewer of Firefox), you find them listed under the permissions section. This is true for Chrome and Firefox WebExtensions. Please note that you need to extract the extensions file first to get a listing of files included.Google published a page that lists all optional Chrome permissions that extensions may declare, and Mozilla published one as well. The permissions are not identical at this point in time, and it seems unlikely that they will ever be identical. Mozilla plans to support more APIs, and with that may come extra permissions that only Firefox supports.The installation prompt listing the permissions the extension requires is triggered whenever a WebExtension is installed in Firefox. This includes installations from Mozilla AMO and third-party websites, extensions that get side-loaded, and during upgrades.Firefox users who are interested in the feature can enable it right now. Please note that this landed in Firefox 53 Nightly, and that the permission does not exist by default (yet).If you run at least Firefox 53, you may do the following to enable the permission prompts when installing WebExtensions in the Firefox web browser:Load about:config in the Firefox address bar and hit the Enter-key.Confirm that you will be careful if the warning page opens.Right-click in the main area on about:config, and select New > Boolean.Name that Boolean extensions.webextPermissionPrompts.Set it to true.Any WebExtension installation afterwards triggers the installation prompt that highlights the requested permissions.The main tracking bug for the feature is 1308292. Additional information is provided on Mozilla’s Wiki website.While we are at it: check out Firefox’s permissions manager, and the new permissions system that Mozilla plans to launch.Now You: Do you find the installation prompts useful?SummaryArticle NameFirefox’s new WebExtensions permission systemDescriptionMozilla plans to turn on a permissions system for the installation of WebExtensions in the Firefox web browser that is similar to that of Google Chrome.Author Martin BrinkmannPublisher Ghacks Technology NewsLogo Advertisementlast_img read more

LibreOffice 62 with optional Tabbed Ribbonlike interface

first_imgLibreOffice 6.2 with optional Tabbed Ribbon-like interface by Martin Brinkmann on February 10, 2019 in Software – Last Update: February 10, 2019 – 63 commentsLibreOffice 6.2, a new version of the popular open source Office suite, has been released in February 2019. The new version of the cross-platform program introduces lots of new features, among them the final version of the tabbed user interface that is comparable to the Ribbon user interface that Microsoft Office uses.The developers of LibreOffice started the integration of the then-called Notebookbar with the release of LibreOffice 5.3 in 2017.The user interface is not enabled by default; LibreOffice users who dislike the ribbon interface can ignore it and continue using the classic LibreOffice interface.Tip: check out our review of the major version LibreOffice 6.0 here.Another user interface has been moved from experimental to final in LibreOffice 6.2 The Goupedbar Compact user interface is available for selection as well in the new version.Select View > User Interface to select one of the available interfaces in Writer, Calc, Impress, or Draw.LibreOffice 6.2.0 is available as a direct download for all supported operating systems on the official project website. The download is offered as a web download and torrent download. It can be installed over an existing LibreOffice installation.The new version introduces changes to Mac and Linux compatibility. The minimum required version of Mac OS X to run LibreOffice 6.2.0 is Mac Os X 10.9; the next release of LibreOffice will require Mac OS X 10.10.The development team announced that 32-bit binaries for Linux will be demoted. LibreOffice 6.2.0 is the last version with x86 builds produced by The Document Foundation.Check out the changelog on the official site for a full list of changes. Below is a selection of changes:Writer: spreadsheet data can be copied and pasted natively in Writer (Word) now. The new functionality allows you to paste directly into tables (opposed to creating a new table whenever you paste spreadsheet data as was the case in previous versions).Writer: documents with many tracked changes don’t suffer from major performance issues anymore thanks to the ability to hide tracked changes.Calc: Support for signature lines.Calc: Support for custom formulas for data validation.Calc: Regression tool supports multivariate regression analysis.Calc: Regex support to match text against a regular expression and optionally replace.Core: Sign signature lines with an image of your handwritten signature.Core: Source Serif Pro font added and Liberation font updated.Filters: EMF+ vector image import support improved (used in Microsoft Office formats)Filters: OOXML, PPTX import/export, PPT import/export filter improvements.Personalization: Personalization dialog is “much faster, efficient and stable”.Performance: improvements across the board, e.g. latency reduction, unnecessary animations have been removed.Closing WordsLibreOffice 6.2 is a good upgrade to the popular Office application. The integration of new user interface layouts won’t impact users who prefer to use the classic interface; those who like ribbon UIs can switch to the new interfaces easily using the View menu.Now You: which Office application do you use, and why?Summary12345 Author Rating4 based on 9 votes Software Name LibreOffice 6.2Software Category OfficeLanding Page Advertisementlast_img read more

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Top five questions to ask when evaluating a Data Monitoring solution

first_imgMassive changes are happening around the way IT services are consumed and delivered. Cloud-based infrastructure is being tied together and instrumented by DevOps processes, while microservices-driven apps are replacing monolithic architectures. This evolution is driving the need for greater monitoring and better analysis of data than we have ever seen before. This need is compounded by the fact that an application today may be instrumented with the help of sensors and devices providing users with critical input in making decisions. Why is there a need for monitoring and analysis? The placement of sensors on practically every available surface in the material world – from machines to humans – is a reality today. Almost anything that is capable of giving off a measurable metric or recorded event can be instrumented, in the virtual world as well as the physical world, and has the need for monitoring. Metrics involve the consistent measurement of characteristics, such as CPU usage, while events are something that is triggered, such as temperature reaching above a threshold. The right instrumentation, observation and analytics are required to create business insight from the myriad of data points coming from these instruments. In the virtual world, monitoring and controlling software components that drive business processes is critical. Data monitoring in software is an important aspect of visualizing what systems are doing – what activities are happening, and precisely when – and how well the applications and services are performing. There is, of course, a business justification for all this monitoring of constant streams of metrics and events data. Companies want to become more data-driven, they want to apply data insights to be better situationally aware of business opportunities and threats. A data-driven organization is able to predict outcomes more effectively than relying on historical information, or on gut instinct. When vast amounts of data points are monitored and analyzed, the organization can find interesting “business moments” in the data. These insights help identify emerging opportunities and competitive advantages. How to develop a Data monitoring strategy Establishing an overall IT monitoring strategy that works for everyone across the board is nearly impossible. But it is possible to develop a monitoring strategy which is uniquely tailored to specific IT and business needs. At a high level, organizations can start developing their Data monitoring strategy by asking these five fundamental questions: #1 Have we considered all stakeholder needs? One of the more common mistakes DevOps teams make is focusing the monitoring strategies on the needs of just a few stakeholders and not addressing the requirements of stakeholders outside of IT operations, such as line of business (LOB) owners, application developers and owners, and other subgroups within operations, such as network operations (NOC) or communications teams. For example, an app developer may need usage statistics around application performance while the network operator might be interested in network bandwidth usage by that app’s users. #2 Will the data capture strategy meet future needs? Organizations, of course, must key on the data capture needs of today at the enterprise level, but at the same time, must consider the future. Developing a long-term plan helps in future-proofing the overall strategy since data formats and data exchange protocols always evolve. The strategy should also consider future needs around ingestion and query volumes. Planning for how much data will be generated, stored and archived will help establish a better long-term plan. #3 Will the data analytics satisfy my organization’s evolving needs? Data analysis needs always change over time. Stakeholders will ask for different types of analysis and planning ahead for those needs, and opting for a flexible data analysis strategy will help ensure that the solution is able to support future needs. #4 Is the presentation layer modular and embeddable? A flexible user interface that addresses the needs of all stakeholders is important for meeting the organization’s overarching goals. Solutions which deliver configurable dashboards that enable users to specify queries for custom dashboards meet this need for flexibility. Organizations should consider a plug-and-play model which allows users to choose different presentation layers as needed. #5 Does architecture enable smart actions? The ability to detect anomalies and trigger specific actions is a critical part of a monitoring strategy. A flexible and extensible model should be used to meet the notification preferences of diverse user groups. Organizations should consider self-learning models which can be trained to detect undefined anomalies from the collected data. Monitoring solutions which address the broader monitoring needs of the entire enterprise are preferred. What are purpose-built monitoring platforms Devising an overall IT monitoring strategy that meets these needs and fundamental technology requirements is a tall order. But new purpose-built monitoring platforms have been created to deal with today’s new requirements for monitoring and analyzing these specific metrics and events workloads – often called time-series data – and provide situational awareness to the business. These platforms support ingesting millions of data points per second, can scale both horizontally and vertically, are designed from the ground up to support real-time monitoring and decision making, and have strong machine learning and anomaly detection functions to aid in discovering interesting business moments. In addition, they are resource-aware, applying compression and down-sampling functions to aid in optimal resource utilization, and are built to support faster time to market with minimal dependencies. With the right strategy in mind, and tools in place, organizations can address the evolving monitoring needs of the entire organization. About the Author Mark Herring is the CMO of InfluxData. He is a passionate marketeer with a proven track record of generating leads, building pipeline, and building vibrant developer and open source communities. 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first_imgRelated posts:Wondrous or hideous? Frank Gehry-designed natural history museum opens to fanfare in Panama Costa Rica pummeled by U.S. 4-0 in Copa America rout Panamanian Mariano Rivera, retired player of New York Yankees, throws the ball during an exhibition game in Panama City, on Saturday. Panama got a taste of Major League Baseball for the first time since 1947 when the New York Yankees played the Miami Marlins in an exhibition in March. The Marlins shut out the Yankees, 5-0, in the first game of the “Legend Series” Panama City’s Rod Carew Stadium — following a ceremony honoring the legacy of newly-retired Yankees great and Panama native Mariano Rivera, the game’s all-time saves leader. The Yankees closed out the two-game series the next night by crushing the Marlins, 7-0. AFP/Rodrigo ARANGUA Facebook Commentslast_img read more

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