first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 06 APR 2020 Tags Open source software player Red Hat named company veteran Paul Cormier as its new president and CEO, replacing Jim Whitehurst, as part of a leadership shake-up following a $34 billion acquisition by IBM.In a statement, Red Hat said Cormier (pictured, left), who previously served as president of products and technologies, assumed the top job today (6 April), after Whitehurst became president of IBM.Cormier joined Red Hat in 2001 and was credited with driving more than 25 acquisitions, helping the company create a “full modern IT stack based on open source innovation” to disrupt the IT industry.Pushing his credentials further, the company said Cormier had championed a vision for open hybrid cloud, giving customers flexibility to deliver an app anywhere, on any infrastructure.“The opportunity for Red Hat has never been bigger than it is today and I am honoured to lead the company to help our customers solve their challenges and to keep Red Hat at the forefront of innovation,” said Cormier.IBM, which announced the deal for Red Hat in October 2018 and closed it in July 2019, handed the president title to Whitehurst, who will also serve as Red Hat chairman, replacing Arvind Krishna.Krishna, meanwhile, assumes the CEO position of IBM as of today (6 April), after being appointed in January 2020 to succeed Ginni Rometty. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Kavit joined Mobile World Live in May 2015 as Content Editor. He started his journalism career at the Press Association before joining Euromoney’s graduate scheme in April 2010. Read More >> Read more Previous ArticleFree Mobile seeks extension to Orange roaming accessNext ArticleZoom US privacy probe gathers steam IBM warns chips are down until 2023 Home Red Hat appoints new boss as IBM era takes shape IBM advierte de que la escasez de chips se prolongará hasta 2023 Author Related IBMRed Hat IBM predicts device battery boost from chip advance Kavit Majithia last_img read more

first_imgIHF investigation about “poison” in team’s hotel: Slovenia shared buffet with Belarus Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsIt looked like Slovenian NT head-coach Veselin Vujovic put on gamble right wing position after he promoted the 20-years old youngstar from RK Celje PL, Blaž Janc, as the only player in Olympic squad on that position ahead of Gasper Marguč and Dragan Gajic (both from Telekom Veszprem), but “Robot” scored decisive goal 11 seconds until the end for the first victory of Slovenia in Rio!Slovenians beat Egypt 27:26 (15:15) and saved European handball pride after defeats of Croatia and Poland.However, it wasn’t easy against highly motivated Africans who played tough and inspired until the last moment of the match. Egyptians had 19:16 after 37th minute led by fantastic right back El Ahmar (he was TOP scorer with seven goals), but Europeans made 5:0 series to get into control of the match.The African team leveled the score on 26:26 nearly 70 seconds before the end, but Janc was the match winner. The youngstar from Celje netted eight goals in total. Playmaker Marko Bezjak scored seven. ShareTweetShareShareEmail Slovenia complain about Egypt 2021: Poorly organized World Championship Pots for Olympic Handball draw! Related Items:Egypt handball, Olympic handball, Slovenia, Slovenia handball 1 Comment 1 Comment Pingback: Vujovic’s message to players: You are at Olympic Games, not on funeral! | Handball Planet Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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first_imgOn Wednesday October 12 the City of Cape Town invited senior citizens from various old age homes in the greater Athlone area to a lunch and entertainment event at the Athlone civic centre, from 9am to 3pm. When we arrived, we were given a single cheese sandwich and a cup of tea or coffee. This was followed by hours of, apart from three or four impressive items, mediocre entertainment. The only thing that kept most people there, many of whom had had to spent upwards of R20 to R30 travelling to and from the event, was the promise of a delicious, substantial lunch… such a rare treat for many senior citizens who are expected to survive on R1 500 for an entire month. What a disappoint-ment it was to receive an unappetising container with a piece of chicken, rice and vegetables, three slices of carrots and a piece of sweet potato to be exact, which I ate simply because at that stage I was starving as was, I’m sure most every other person there, as no snacks or drinks were provided between the sandwich and lunch. There were chairs set up around the hall but no tables so we had to eat balancing the container of food on our laps. The City must really have little regard or respect for its senior citizens that they do not see the need to treat us with any dignity. It was incredibly sad to see that those who did not have a written invitation were told that they had to buy food. Food stalls were set up around the hall, but why invite people to a catered event and then sell food? It just doesn’t make any sense. As it was the middle of the month and most seniors had to already spend money to get there, I don’t see how they could still expect any of us to be able to afford to buy anything to eat. I feel very disappointed in the City. I must wonder whether the same type of poor quality event would be hosted in a more affluent area. Suzette Little, Mayoral committee member for social development and early childhood development, responds:On October 12, the City of Cape Town hosted a senior citizen event in partnership with the Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged (CPOA). We were joined by Age-in-Action, the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) and the South African Police Service (SAPS) to celebrate our senior citizens and the contribution they make to our society. The event, linked to International Day of Older Persons, is one of the many ways that the City acknowledges the mothers and the fathers of our city, breaking the stigma of ageism and addressing the challenges that many of our senior citizens face. The City invited and transported 500 senior citizens from various seniors clubs across the city to the event at the Athlone civic centre. An additional 500 seniors were invited by our partners Cape Peninsula Organisation for the Aged. The sandwich, cup of tea, and the lunch were served according to the City’s catering policy and every effort was made to ensure quality lunch for the 500 invited seniors. The CPOA does not provide catering for their members but provided food stalls selling quality snacks, food and beverages at nominal rates. These seniors who are all members of CPOA attend this event every year and are aware of this, as it is a normal practice. The programme for the day included educational and informative talks as well as entertainment. The City is committed to its seniors and in acknowledging their contribution to society and we make every effort to provide meaningful programmes and events for our seniors.last_img read more

first_imgKenyan launches effort to have Odinga nominated for Nobel Peace Prize Abiy Ahmed wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Boniface MwangiCourtesy: Capital FM Human rights activist Boniface Mwangi has been awarded the Outstanding Youth Peace Maker Prize 2020 by the Schengen Peace Foundation and the World Peace ForumThe Luxembourg Peace Prize is considered to be among the world’s most prestigious peace awards.Police officers arrest a civil rights activist Boniface Mwangi during a demonstration that was held along Nairobi streets on December 1, 2015. An activist wants Mr. Mwangi prosecuted for pouring a red substance on Police Spokesperson Charles Owino during a past protest. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUPIn recognizing Mr. Mwangi, the Schengen Peace Foundation described Mwangi as a devoted young Kenyan whose desire for social change and justice has made him stand out among many youths of his generation.The organisation said Mwangi is one of the Kenyan youths recognised globally for his passion and excellence in photography that saw him shift into activism after witnessing Kenyans suffering first hand during the 2008 Post-Election Violence. He won international accolades for his photo-series that followed the violence and initiated a countrywide exhibition calling for Kenyans to learn from the past.He is also the founder of Pawa254, a creative hub in Nairobi which offers space for various youth organizations in addition to hosting various events.His courage and strong stand for justice and fight against corruption have been mentioned by the organisation as some of the key admirable characters that saw him get the prize.The Luxembourg Peace Prize was first introduced by the Schengen Peace Foundation in 2012 and is meant to award outstanding peacemakers across the globe.Every year, between eight to twelve awards are given out each year to organizations and individuals in categories ranging from peace activists to environmental peace.Relatedcenter_img Kenyan teacher wins 2019 global teacher prizelast_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Australia were under the pump from the aggressive Johannesburg crowd. This was the team’s first trip ever since the infamous sandpapergate scandal in 2018 that saw Steve Smith and David Warner being banned for one year. Both Smith and Warner were in the team today and they bore the brunt. Warner fell cheaply for 4 but Smith showcased his brilliance with 45. Ashton Agar came in and smashed 20 off 9 balls as Australia ended on 196/6. However, it was the start of a special night for Agar. With the ball, he achieved history by taking a hat-trick and finishing with 5/24 as Australia decimated South Africa by 107 runs in the first Twenty20 International at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday.Agar broke a whole slew of records with his performance. The hat-trick was achieved in his very first over after Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa had given the team the early breakthroughs. Agar struck with his fourth ball when Faf du Plessis tried to go inside-out over deep extra cover but he holed out to the fielder instead. Andile Phehlukwayo tried to shuffle across and slog to the on side but he played all around a flighted delivery and was trapped plumb in front. Agar achieved the hat-trick as Dale Steyn drove at a tossed up ball outside off and Aaron Finch at slip took a sharp catch to his left as the record was achieved.Agar became the second Australian after Brett Lee to take a hat-trick in Twenty20 Internationals. Lee had taken the hat-trick against Bangladesh at Newlands in Cape Town. He ended up with 5/24 as he became the second Australian after James Faulkner to take a five-wicket haul in this format. Faulkner took 5/27 against Pakistan in the 2016 World T20 clash in Mohali. Agar became the fourth bowler after Umar Gul, Ahsan Malik and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to take fifers against South Africa in Twenty20 Internationals while the 107-run loss was South Africa’s biggest in this format in terms of runs. The brilliance of Agar summed up a thoroughly dominant performance from Australia as they look to build momentum for the ICC World T20 in October.Smith And Finch Compliment AgarSouth Africa chose to bowl and there was action in the first over itself. David Warner slammed a boundary off Dale Steyn but the bowler immediately took his revenge as Warner top-edged the pull to be caught at fine leg by Tabraiz Shamsi. Finch started off with two fours and Smith also got off the mark with a boundary off Lungi Ngidi. Smith and Finch struck boundaries at regular intervals, with Smith upping the ante with a big six off Kagiso Rabada. Finch tore apart from Ngidi with two fours and a six while Smith smashed three fours off Phehlukwayo as Australia ended the powerplay on 70/1.Finch looked good for a fifty but Shamsi ended the 80-run partnership when Finch miscued the slog to deep midwicket. Matthew Wade looked good with a couple of fours but he ended up giving Dale Steyn his second wicket. Shamsi got his second wicket when Smith was stumped for 45 as South Africa fought back. Alex Carey, though, continued to be aggressive with two fours off Rabada while Mitchell Marsh got going with a big six. Marsh hit another big six but Carey fell to Phehlukwayo for 27. Marsh fell to Ngidi but Agar blasted a six and two fours in the final over as Australia ended on 196/6.In response, Australia proceeded to slice through South Africa’s top order. Quinton de Kock, the skipper, was undone by a swinging delivery from Mitchell Starc. Rassie van der Dussen miscued a drive off Pat Cummins only to be caught well by Starc. Du Plessis looked in great touch with two fours off Cummins but the bowler got his second wicket when JJ Smuts top-edged the pull and was caught at fine leg. Adam Zampa struck in his first over when David Miller was caught by Carey and then Agar proceeded to take the hat-trick and reduce South Africa to 44/7.Had it not been for Rabada and Pite van Biljon, the Proteas would have been humiliated further. Rabada slammed a six and a four to try and make-up for his poor show with the ball. Agar picked up his fourth wicket when Pite van Biljon missed a slog but Rabada had fun with a six off Kane Richardson. Agar,though, continued his record breaking run when he sent back Ngidi for 1 and he almost had his second hat-trick when Shamsi was beaten and the ball just missed the off stump. The proceedings ended when Zampa cleaned up Rabada.Also Read | Respect Steve Smith, David Warner – Cricket South Africa Chief Pleads With FansAfter the match, Quinton de Kock’s reaction summed up the mood in the South Africa camp. “I am not quite sure what happened here. The energy was there but the skills just weren’t enough. Obviously we try and pride ourselves with our fielding and we weren’t at our best today. There isn’t much you can do at practice, it has to be a mental thing for the boys,” De Kock said. South Africa have plenty of work to do if they are to reverse the tide in the second Twenty20 International in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more