‘Wahoo bursary’ rejected by Hertford JCR

first_imgRising prices at Wahoo have prompted a unique motion in the Hertford JCR to reimburse some of the cost of Hertford students’ drinks after nights out at the club.Hertford student Omer Sheikh Mohamed proposed on Sunday that the Hertford JCR “reimburse students 50p for every double vodka Red Bull bought in Wahoo upon presenting a receipt to the JCR Treasurer”.The beverage in question has recently increased in price from £2 to £2.50 at Wahoo, while entry costs have risen to £4. Sheikh Mohamed’s motion claimed that, “Wahoo is Hertford’s favourite night out”, and added that the price increases might discourage freshers from frequenting the club and harm the “access work and inclusivity” on which the college prides itself.After an amendment to the motion, which compelled the JCR President to write to the manager of Wahoo “in opposition to the price increases”, subsidy-seekers’ hopes were dashed when the motion fell 16-22 in a vote at the Hertford JCR meeting. Those against the motion included JCR President Hugh Baker and JCR Treasurer Bhavin Patel, who allegedly dismissed it as “obviously a joke” during the course of the meeting.English student Siobhan Dunlop was also against the motion. She said, “I am a finalist, so the closest I get to Wahoo is hearing freshers talk about it in the Tesco queue. When I read about the motion in the JCR e-mail, I had to do a double take. Seriously, I am staggered that anyone would believe in their ‘hert’ it is a useful way to spend JCR money.”Yet Hertford students may not have to worry about affording their Friday nights in any case. Toby Beers-Baker, CEO of Shuffle Nights, clarified that the 50p rise in the price of a double vodka Red Bull only applies after 11pm. He told Cherwell, “Given the extremely high prices of rent and overheads in Oxford, we feel we do give extremely reasonable deals to students.”He went on to note that on non-student nights, a double vodka Red Bull costs £6. He said, “We are providing student prices on a Friday – something competing venues do not do. There is also a fantastic atmosphere at Wahoo on a Friday due to the popularity and clientele of the night.”When asked to justify the rise in prices, Beers-Baker cited expensive improvements to Wahoo, which include a new sound system, lighting rig, and dance podium.last_img read more

Growing the Dell EMC partnership with NVIDIA

first_imgDell EMC announces resell of  the NVIDIA DGX-1 deep learning server available to organizations around the world.For years, Dell EMC has worked to bring the power of GPU-accelerated computing to our high-performance computing customers. This is a quest that continues today, with more momentum than ever before.During ISC 2019, Dell EMC announced a portfolio of AI systems which now includes the NVIDIA DGX-1, offering high performance for the most challenging AI workloads. You can now find NVIDIA GPUs inside several Dell EMC servers and Ready Solutions, including the new Dell EMC DSS 8440 server with up to 10 GPU accelerators, and the Ready Solutions for AI, Deep Learning with NVIDIA offering in our growing portfolio of Dell EMC Ready Solutions.Today, we’re taking things a step further with an expanded partnership with NVIDIA. Customers have asked for NVIDIA DGX-1 to complement the existing Dell EMC PowerEdge line and it’s now available worldwide from Dell EMC. Through this partnership, Dell EMC and NVIDIA will make the power of GPU-accelerated computing conveniently available to organizations just about everywhere.For those homing in on NVIDIA GPU-accelerated deep learning systems to stay competitive, this announcement should be cause for excitement. The NVIDIA DGX-1 is a single server with the all-NVIDIA software stack, designed for deep learning performance. It’s architected for high throughput and high interconnect bandwidth to maximize neural network training performance.Dell EMC can help you get the most out of NVIDIA DGX-1 by pairing the system with PowerEdge servers, PowerSwitch networking, and/or storage including Dell EMC Isilon F800 scale-out all-flash NAS. With the ability to support massive concurrency, scale from 10s TBs to 10s PBs of data and linearly scale bandwidth performance up to 945 GB/s, the Isilon F800 is a perfect data complement to the high performance, high bandwidth NVIDIA DGX-1 system. It’s built for the challenges of AI applications, like deep learning, which are some of the most demanding compute and data-intensive workloads found in today’s data centers.These new AI options allow Dell EMC customers to quickly deploy production-grade deep learning solutions for really tough use cases — from applications like genomics and precision medicine to autonomous driving and advanced driver assistance systems. Systems like these are now essential for organizations that need GPU-based AI systems into production today — not years from now.And there are a great many organizations that fall into that category. The number of enterprises implementing AI grew by 270 percent in the past four years and tripled in the past year, according to the Gartner, Inc., 2019 CIO Survey.[1] The firm found that 37 percent of organizations have already implemented AI in some form.Clearly, AI continues to gain momentum. To keep it going, and to open the AI doors to more enterprises, we need turnkey AI platforms that make it faster and easier to adopt applications for deep learning and other technologies for AI. At Dell EMC, we are working with NVIDIA and other world-class technology companies to bring those platforms to market, all around the world.To learn more about getting started with deep learning solutions from Dell EMC and NVIDIA, contact your Dell EMC sales representative. Availability is subject to geographic restrictions.[1] Gartner, Inc., “Gartner Survey Shows 37 Percent of Organizations Have Implemented AI in Some Form,” January 21, 2019.last_img read more

Greater Tangerang extends PSBB, requires permit for intercity travel

first_imgHowever, residents of the region and Greater Jakarta identity card holders traveling within Greater Jakarta are not required to obtain such permits.Read also: 50 days of Indonesia’s partial lockdown. Is it enough for the ‘new normal’?South Tangerang Mayor Airin Rachmi Diany said people wishing to travel to and from the municipality could acquire the permit through the city’s online permit management information system simponie.tangerangselatankota.go.id.“The application process is similar to the ones issued by Jakarta. The South Tangerang Investment and One-Stop Services Agency will disseminate the information to residents,” Airin said in a statement on Tuesday.She added the permits could also be issued for emergency purposes, such as sick people and dying family members, as well as work trips for workers in companies allowed to operate during the PSBB period.The gubernatorial decree also states that schools are to continue online learning activities until June 15. However, some places of worship are allowed to open and operate under strict health protocols.In South Tangerang alone, there were 242 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Wednesday, 25 of whom died of the disease. Meanwhile, Banten recorded 954 confirmed cases with 69 deaths and 273 recoveries.Topics : Jakarta’s satellite cities in Banten – South Tangerang, Tangerang municipality and Tangerang regency – extended their large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) period until June 14 as health authorities in the region are still recording a high number of new COVID-19 cases in the region.The provincial administration announced the issuance of a 2020 gubernatorial decree on the extension of the PSBB, which were initially scheduled to end on May 31. The administration stated the restrictions could be extended in the future if health authorities were still recording a high rate of COVID-19 transmission in the region.Apart from the PSBB extension, the decree also requires non-residents wanting to go on intercity travel to obtain an exit and entry permit (SIKM) issued by each city and regency administration.last_img read more

UW men’s hockey secures first win of season

first_imgThe Wisconsin men’s hockey team has had a lot of learning moments since the season began, but had not translated those lessons into a win before this weekend.However, a loss away from tying the worst start in program history, the Badgers (1-8-1 overall) finally overcame their slow start and knocked off Ferris State 5-3 Saturday night at the Kohl Center.Like the first nine games of the season, the series finale against the Bulldogs (7-7-1) featured its fair share of ups and downs and adversity for UW to battle through. After trailing twice in the first period-and-a-half and giving up a third period lead for the second night in-a-row, Wisconsin seized an opportunity five minutes and 29 seconds into the final period to take the lead for good.In the final seconds of a power play, UW’s Grant Besse entered the zone along the right wing boards. Besse had the puck swept off his stick, but Joseph LaBate retrieved it on the right goal line and backhanded a pass into the slot. Badgers’ freshman defenseman Jack Dougherty was the only one in the vicinity of the puck and blasted a slap shot over the left shoulder of Bulldogs goaltender CJ Motte for what ended up being the game-winning goal.“It was a really weird play, I saw a rolling puck and I figured I could somewhat put it where I wanted to,” Dougherty said of his goal. “I just let it go, and there was a guy kind of close so I figured I might as well put a little quick release on it, and it happened to go in.”Wisconsin dug itself an early hole in the game, allowing a goal just three minutes and 54 seconds into the opening frame. But as was the occasion throughout the contest, UW fought back and scored its inaugural first period goal of the season to tie the game at one a little more than eight minutes later courtesy of Besse, who had two goals in the game.As head coach Mike Eaves discussed after the game, Wisconsin benefited from winning smaller battles throughout the game.“The thing that our guys did is they built on little victories during the course of the game, and we kept building and we got stronger as the game went on,” Eaves said. “You could feel the energy on the bench increase as the game went along.”Wisconsin went into the second period with the score knotted at one, but again Ferris State struck back and took the lead at the 7:22 mark of the second. This time though, the Badgers answered the goal immediately with one of their own when freshman Corbin McGuire netted his first career goal on assists from Matt Ustaski and Jake Linhart just 37 seconds later.Wisconsin notched another goal with just one minute and 44 seconds left in the second to take the lead into the locker room going into the third period for the second consecutive night.However, the Bulldogs scored first in the final period just like they had done in the previous two to tie the score for the third time. But after that goal two minutes and nine seconds in, Wisconsin answered yet again with Dougherty’s goal three minutes later to gain the lead along with the highest scoring output of the season to date.Besse would seal the Badgers’ first win with an empty netter in the final two minutes, while UW goaltender Joel Rumpel tallied 30 saves to earn his 50th career victory.“You watch a lot of pro athletes that when they haven’t scored for a while and they get that goal, they reach back and drop the monkey off their back,” Eaves said. “We can do that collectively as a group tonight because of the win.”Despite not registering a win Friday night, the Badgers ended their season-opening losing streak at eight with a tie against the Bulldogs.Unlike Saturday night’s high scoring affair, the first game of the series featured a goaltending battle between Wisconsin’s Rumpel and Ferris State’s Motte.Wisconsin outshot the Bulldogs 8-7 in the opening frame, and Motte made several impressive saves, including one with the toe of his right pad to keep the game scoreless after the first 20 minutes.Then in the second, Ferris State took control of the game and had 11 shots on Rumpel, which included several quality scoring chances. Rumpel, a Hobey Baker award finalist a season ago, came up big for his team with saves on each of those 11 shots and had some big glove stops to keep up his end of the shutout.Wisconsin took the lead a little more than two minutes into the final period, but the Bulldogs seized control of the game for the remainder of regulation into overtime. The Badgers mustered just three more shots after their goal, and although Ferris State scored at 7:29 to tie the game at one, Rumpel came up huge to help the Badgers salvage the tie.After the series finale Saturday, Eaves assessed the senior netminder’s play over the two games.“It was good all weekend,” Eaves said. “You can just put an A+ for his efforts this weekend. He was there when we needed him. Again, Joel is going to cover up a lot of mistakes that we make in front of him and he did that a lot tonight for us. He was a big part of the equation in asserting the victory.”Not only did Rumpel stop the 17 shots between the third period and overtime to give the Badgers their first non-loss of the year, but he also stonewalled each of the Bulldogs’ three chances in the shootout to conclude one of his better performances of the season.With an all-around effort from Rumpel and what had been an anemic offense, UW finally got into the win column this weekend, hoping to build off the triumph and make another turnaround from a slow start to the season.“It’s been a long time coming,” forward Matt Paape said. “I know we’ve got a young team, but hats off to the young guys and the older guys for sticking through it, staying together, keep battling against each other each week in practice. It was definitely a good win for us, and it was nice to be able to earn it.”last_img read more