Just one day after the shooting of “The Voice” singer Christina Grimmie at The Plaza Live Theater in Orlando, tragedy has once again struck the Florida city as news broke in the early morning with regards to a mass shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub, that has left 50 dead, and at least 53 injured. According to reports, at around 2am, an officer responded to shooting outside of the club, and engaged the shooter.‘Voice’ Singer Christina Grimmie Shot And Killed At Orlando ConcertOrlando Police Chief John Mina and other officials said the shooter then ran into the nightclub, which turned into a hostage situation in which the shooter, identified as Omar Saddiqui Mateen, 29, of Fort Pierce, opened fire inside the club. “It appears he was organized and well-prepared,” detailing that the shooter had an assault-type weapon, a handgun and “some type of (other) device on him.”Police responded to the scene and a standoff ensued, with SWAT teams making the decision at 5am to rescue the hostages. Authorities broke down the door with an armored vehicle, assisting 30+ people escape the scene, at which point a shootout with Mateen broke out, who was shot and killed, but not before the worst mass shooting in U.S. history occurred.Mateen has been “on the radar” of U.S. officials, but was not under a specific investigation at the time of the shooting. FBI assistant agent Ron Hopper said that investigators are “looking at all angles right now” in search of a motive behind the shooting, which has all the makings of a homegrown terror attack.We send our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to the victims and families of this terrible tragedy.[via CNN and ABC News – image via Getty Images]
There are some things that just go together; fire and smoke, hugs and kisses, peanut butter and jelly (or bananas, if you’re Elvis Presley), and finally Dell EMC and VMware. You may not have thought of that last one right away, but when it comes to your data center transformation, you should. You know Dell EMC as the foundation to transform your data center with industry-leading servers, storage, data protection, networking and converged infrastructure. You also know VMware as the most trusted virtualization platform for the data center, applications and clients. Together, we have successfully transformed data centers for the better part of two decades.But what you may not know is just how simple and easy it is to get an exceptional support experience when you are running VMware applications on Dell EMC systems.We develop and maintain an incredibly high level of VMware expertise here at Dell EMC, through training, certifications and tools (such as our technical support lab). Dell EMC currently has 10 of only <300 VCDX professionals globally (including VMware employees), and our team holds a combined 1,900+ VMware certifications worldwide.Because of this extraordinary level of expertise, we can do things most vendors cannot when it comes to supporting VMware. For example, during a period between February 1 to October 31, 2018, our support staff handled over 180,000 VMware-related support issues. Of those, 97% were handled in-house. In other words, our customers only had to call Dell EMC because our team was able to determine the issue and resolve it.Now with ProSupport Plus for Enterprise, we support eligible VMware software installed on your Dell EMC systems whether you purchased the software from us or not. Not only will we diagnose the issue, we will own the issue through resolution.At Dell EMC, we continue to listen and work hard to make your support experience even more proactive, predictive, personalized and most of all… simple.To learn more about ProSupport Plus for Enterprise, visit DellEMC.com/ProSupport-Plus.
Western play N.A. United, Santos battle Ann’s GroveFOOTBALL action continues tonight in the 2017 Limacol Round Robin Knock-Out tournament at the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground, Bourda, with a double-header. Fans are hoping for a winner when the first match gets going from 18:30hrs when Georgetown side Western Tigers take on the ancient county’s New Amsterdam United in an all-out brawl.In the second game, the ever-improving Santos will challenge Ann’s Grove just over an hour and a half later.In the opening round of matches on Monday, Police drew with Mahaica Determinators 2-2 while Riddim Squad had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Camptown.After tonight’s matches, the event will move to the Leonora Stadium where Uitvlugt will play Eagles United and Pouderoyen will oppose Den Amstel.The following day the event will move to the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) ground in Linden with Milerock battling Northern Rangers and Winners Connection facing off with Grove Hi-Tech in Group A.The final matches of round one on January 29 will pit Uitvlugt against Eagles United in Group B and Pouderoyen against Den Amstel in Group C at a venue to be announced.The winners of the tournament will take home $500 000 and a trophy while the second-, third- and fourth-placed teams will receive $250 000, $125 000 and $75 000 respectively.Additionally, the winners of each group will receive $100 000 while the respective finishers will pocket $50 000, $30 000 and $20 000.