Re-Architecting Database Infrastructures to Support Global Financial Transactions

first_imgMany CIOs today focus their attention in two key areas:Increasing agility in deploying and delivering enterprise applications to business constituentsRe-architecting the data center to be more cost-effective and efficient by bringing databases into the fold vs. being a siloImagine a CIO at a large financial institution – their customers are global, whether they are individual traders or financial institutions that manage huge pension funds. They demand instant access to their services to trade and manage funds in real time. The underlying infrastructure, including databases, must process millions of transactions each minute with near zero downtime to keep them not only viable, but also profitable.“Just a millisecond reduction in response time could result in decreased profits for a financial services organization and could mean an economic disaster for their customers.ShareThis CIO’s data centers are not only mission-critical to the financial trading company, but to the broader economy. Countries, enterprises and individual consumers could be financially devastated if the institution’s database went offline for a few minutes, rendering millions of transactions incomplete. As the CIO, the customers’ trust and company’s reputation live and die with the speed, reliability, agility and availability of the data center.Another important requirement is security and data protection. For example, financial organizations are expected to meet the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which is a regulatory compliance law that enforces transparency, accountability and consumer protection for financial processes – such as trades and settlements.Regulatory requirements weigh heavily on CIOs; trading institutions must save records for five years, which requires massive amounts of data to be backed up, archived and retrieved at a moment’s notice. Traditional infrastructure methods for record retrieval can take days or even up to several weeks to access across multiple archived silos, resulting in delayed response to audits or internal investigation needs. Additionally, new regulation requiring intraday liquidity management reporting and compliance are driving more demands for large, agile system deployments.Without a doubt, addressing the high performance and low latency needs of business applications including databases as well as security and availability in the data center are all essential factors for keeping these businesses viable and profitable. But a financial trading institution CIO is also looking to re-architect his or her data center to be more efficient to lower costs.In the past, CIOs kept mission-critical business applications on isolated Oracle, SAP or Microsoft databases because of their unique requirements for high performance, availability and reliability, but that paradigm is shifting. It’s no longer cost-effective or efficient for the trading institution to host 200+ applications on numerous databases, as well as:Multiple (regional/geographic) instancesExcessive heterogeneity/lack of standardsOverlapping functionalityMultiple operational/management solutionsIncreased risk of data loss/security breachesDifficult and costly regulatory reportingIncreased capital and operational costsConsolidation of business applications and databases is becoming the norm.ESG Lab validated impressive performance results about the Vblock Specialized Systems for High Performance DatabasesAs the leader for Integrated Infrastructure Systems,[footnote]Gartner Market Share Analysis: Data Center Hardware Integrated Systems, 2013 and[/footnote] VCE converged infrastructure helps customers deliver business applications and services faster while consolidating data centers to be more cost-effective and efficient.  Databases are one of the top workloads that are deployed on VCE Vblock Systems today and we have a broad portfolio of systems to address their needs.VCE Vblock® Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases is specifically tuned to enable financial institutions and other enterprise customers to meet the highest performance, reliability and availability requirements for online transaction processing (OLTP) and online analytical processing (OLAP) while helping to reduce risk and costs. The system also lowers the time it takes to recall archives – from several weeks to only two or three minutes (or even less).The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), an independent industry analyst firm, recently performed an ESG Lab validation of the Vblock Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases, finding that VCE provides:[footnote]ESG Lab Review, Vblock Specialized Systems for High Performance Databases, October 2014[/footnote]Extremely high throughputs of 4.1 million sustained read IOPS per second22.5 terabytes per hour data load rate to migrate to new environment38.7 gigabytes per second table scans providing faster insights into dataApplication Latency <700 microseconds against 11.2 terabytes of dataVCE also enables financial institutions to utilize the same infrastructure resources for consolidating other enterprise applications in the data center (e.g., internal or backend marketing applications). The ESG Global report found that this specialized system is ideal for consolidating non-Oracle applications, multiple Oracle databases, even those with different versions, all of which aid in minimizing deployment, upgrades, licensing and on-going operational costs.last_img read more

Jenkins releases statement addressing repeal of DACA

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement Tuesday condemning the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the program would end.“A decision to discontinue DACA would be foolish, cruel and un-American,” Jenkins said in the statement. “Foolish because it drives away talented people the country needs; cruel because it abandons people who have done nothing wrong and have known life only in the United States; and un-American because we have always welcomed immigrants to our land of opportunity.” Wei Cao | The Observer Students gathered in front of the Main Building on God Quad last fall to demonstrate their support for DACA students at Notre Dame.Jenkins promised Notre Dame would continue to advocate for DACA students.“In coming days, I hope to meet with congressional leaders to argue for a permanent fix to this pressing problem,” he said in the statement. “In the meantime, Notre Dame will continue to support DACA students financially, maintain their enrollment even if Congress fails to act and provide expert legal assistance should it become necessary.”Tags: DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivalslast_img read more

Harvest often

first_imgBy Sharon OmahenUniversity of GeorgiaThe key to helping your home garden produce more vegetables is topick, pick, pick. A University of Georgia horticulturist says themore often you harvest your crop, the more your garden willproduce.”If you want to make sure your garden plants keep producing, youhave to harvest your crops regularly,” said Bob Westerfield, aconsumer vegetable horticulturist with the UGA College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences. “If you stop picking,your plants will stop producing.”In your home garden, you must remember that the fruits of yourlabors are actually part of the plants’ reproductive cycle. “Ifyou don’t harvest your vegetables, your plants will shut down andstop producing,” he said. Best-tasting, tooHarvesting regularly will also ensure you are serving your familythe best-tasting vegetables.”Young squash, corn and cucumbers are much more flavorful thanlarger ones,” Westerfield said. “And if you leave vegetables likesquash on the vine too long they can become tough and chewy.”The success of some vegetables lies in where and how they wereplanted.”I get a lot of calls from home gardeners who want to know whytheir corn isn’t producing,” he said. “They’ll say they have along row of the prettiest corn plants you’ve ever seen, but nocorn.”Westerfield says the problem, in this case, lies in how the homegardener planted his corn. Plant more than one row”Corn is a wind-pollinated plant,” he said. “The tassels andsilks have to touch one another when the wind blows and theycan’t do that if they are planted in one long row.”He recommends planting three or four short rows instead.You can hurt your garden plants, too, by applying too muchinsecticide.”Most plants are pollinated by insects,” he said. “If you useinsecticidal sprays that knock out the insects, how are yourplants going to be pollinated?”For help with these and other home gardening issues, call yourlocal UGA Cooperative Extension agent at 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or visitthe Web at read more

The Dead Zone

first_imgDear EarthTalk: What is a “dead zone” in an ocean or other body of water?— Victor Paine, Tallahassee, FLSo-called dead zones are areas of large bodies of water—typically in the ocean but also occasionally in lakes and even rivers—that do not have enough oxygen to support marine life. The cause of such “hypoxic” (lacking oxygen) conditions is usually eutrophication, an increase in chemical nutrients in the water, leading to excessive blooms of algae that deplete underwater oxygen levels. Nitrogen and phosphorous from agricultural runoff are the primary culprits, but sewage, vehicular and industrial emissions and even natural factors also play a role in the development of dead zones.Dead zones occur around the world, but primarily near areas where heavy agricultural and industrial activity spill nutrients into the water and compromise its quality accordingly. Some dead zones do occur naturally, but the prevalence of them since the 1970s—when dead zones were detected in Chesapeake Bay off Maryland as well as in Scandinavia’s Kattegat Strait, the mouth of the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the northern Adriatic—hints at mankind’s impact. A 2008 study found more than 400 dead zones worldwide, including in South America, China, Japan, southeast Australia and elsewhere.Perhaps the most infamous U.S. dead zone is an 8,500 square mile swath (about the size of New Jersey) of the Gulf of Mexico, not far from where the nutrient-laden Mississippi River, which drains farms up and down the Midwest, lets out. Besides decimating the region’s once teeming shrimp industry, low oxygen levels in the water there have led to reproductive problems for fish, leading to lack of spawning and low egg counts. Other notable U.S. dead zones today occur off the coasts of Oregon and Virginia.Fortunately, dead zones are reversible if their causes are reduced or eliminated. For example, a huge dead zone in the Black Sea largely disappeared in the 1990s following the fall of the Soviet Union, after which there was a huge spike in the cost of chemical fertilizers throughout the region. And while this situation was largely unintentional, the lessons learned have not been lost on scientists, policymakers and the United Nations, which has been pushing to reduce industrial emissions in other areas around the globe where dead zones are a problem. To wit, efforts by countries along the Rhine River to reduce sewage and industrial emissions have reduced nitrogen levels in the North Sea’s dead zone by upwards of 35 percent. 1 2last_img read more

Do This: Long Island Events November 6-12

first_imgDeconstructing the LandscapeArt bends the heart and opens the soul to the deepest of visions. Great photography can capture those dreams and transport the viewr to some of these truths. This reception and exhibit opening features the works of photographer Jerri A Castillo, whose collection will no doubt fascinate and inspire. Runs through Dec. 31. The Anthony Giordano Gallery, 96 Biltmore Ave., Oakdale. Free. 5 p.m. Nov. 12.—Compiled by Spencer Rumsey, Timothy Bolger & Zack Tirana Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Carrot TopIt ain’t easy being orange, or adopting the persona of a vegetable, but somehow Scott “Carrot Top” Thompson has done the impossible and carved out a career in comedy that’s lasted almost three decades since he first raised his curly red hair and let funny words fly out of his mouth. Nobody has mastered the art of making an act out of a prop like Carrot Top. In fact, he says he has 35 trunks full of props, requiring a small army just to keep them all in line. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $39.50-$52. 8 p.m. Nov. 6.Jenny LewisThis indie songstress of Rilo Kiley fame hailing from Las Vegas is touring to promote her latest solo album, The Voyager, which was released in July. Fans of HBO’s Girls may have heard one of her latest tracks, “Completely Not Me,” which was in collaboration with Vampire Weekend’s Rostam Batmanglij. Opening the show is Girlpool. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $25-$30. 8 p.m. Nov. 6.Gold Coast International Film FestivalThis week-long film fest continues through Nov. 9. Hosting the screenings will be cinemas in Port Washington and at Bow Tie Cinemas in Great Neck, Port Washington, Manhasset and Roslyn as well as the Gold Coast Arts Center in Great Neck. Q&As scheduled throughout the festival include those with Jim Serpico, producer of the firefighting documentary Burn, Tony Award-winning actor Phylicia Rashad, sports writer Harvey Araton for The New York Times and others. Times, venues, prices vary. Through Nov. 9. Kathleen MadiganThis journalist-turned-comic has a style all her own. She’s been a contestant on Last Comic Standing, performed on late night TV shows, has released two albums over the past decade and was named “Best Female Comedian” of 1996 by the American Comedy Awards. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $25-$40. 8 p.m. Nov. 6.For many, many more must-see events and performances taking place across Nassau and Suffolk, check out The Island Ear!Thomas MaierNewsday reporter and author of the book Masters of Sex on which the Showtime drama is based will speak about and sign copies of his new book, When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys, a comprehensive history of the deeply intertwined personal and public lives of the two famous families. The Book Revue, 313 New York Ave., Huntington. Price of book. 7 p.m. Nov. 7.Leah LaurentiTwo-time American Idol alumni Leah Laurenti of Medford is holding an album release party, which will be live streamed by Corwood Media, in association with IndiMusicTV, whose founding chairman will be in attendance. Leah will be performing many of the original tunes she penned for the album with songwriter Frank Anselmo, including her two most recent singles “Backin’ Down” and “Mistakes.” Proceeds will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Napper Tandy’s,15 East Main St., Smithtown. $10. 7 p.m. Nov. 7.Jefferson Starship 40th Anniversary with Paul Kantner, featuring the return of Slick AguilarSo everybody knows that when the Jefferson Airplane shed its wings in the 1970s, the Starship took off into the pop stratosphere with a stellar overdrive fueled by arena rock blasted at full throttle. The ole hippie-dippy psychedelic sound wasn’t quite left behind in the rush from its San Francisco roots, but the band headed in a different direction that had harder metallic edges than it ever had. Going further was always the destination of this ship. And what a long strange trip it’s been on—and it’s still going strong. Climb on board and listen to the music of the stars. The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $19.74-$69.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 7.Lou GrammThe former Foreigner frontman will undoubtedly be mixing his latest transcendental musical creations in Christian rock with some of the mega-hit anthems that made he and his previous band household names, among them: “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Cold as Ice,” “I Don’t Want to Live Without You” and “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” along with, surely, his popular solo hit “Midnight Blue.” Not to be missed. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $45-$80. 8 p.m. Nov. 7.Who 2LI’s second annual Doctor Who Convention celebrating all the characters and trivia from the long-running British Sci Fi show. Clarion hotel & Conference Center, 3845 Veterans’ Memorial Hwy., Ronkonkoma. Prices vary. Nov. 7-9.Long Island Gay and Lesbian Film FestivalThe best in current gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender short, documentary, and feature films, plus guest filmmakers and community groups, discussions, parties and receptions provide a chance to meet up with old friends and make new ones. The 17th Annual Long Island Gay & Lesbian Film Festival runs Friday, November 7th through Monday, November 10th, at the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., in Huntington. This year’s lineup features the best in gay, lesbian and transgender features, shorts and documentaries from the United States as well as Israel, Germany, Finland, The Netherlands, Australia and Canada. Among the many guest appearances, both live and via Skype, are Olympics diving champion Greg Louganis (Back on Board), native Long Islander, director JC Calciano (The 10 Year Plan), Don Scime (lead actor and writer of The David Dance), and the directors of To Be Takei. Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave., Huntington. Prices vary. Nov. 7-10.HamletThe Round Table Theatre Company kicks off a month of performing the William Shakespeare play that has become among the most revered and famous in history. Guild Hall, 158 Main St., East Hampton. $25 adults, $15 students. 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Nov. 7-23.Eric Johnson and Mike SternPlatinum-selling, Grammy-winning guitarist Eric Johnson will be joined by fellow guitar legend Mike Stern for a progressive jazz and blues concert. Johnson, an all-time guitar hero, reflects a broad range of influences: blues, country, pop, rock, jazz, fusion and more. Stern, one of the premier jazz-fusion guitarists and composers, boasts musical partnerships reaching from Blood, Sweat & Tears and Jaco Pastorious to Miles Davis and the Brecker Brothers. A dream come true, this collaboration between Johnson and Stern is an eclectic, irresistible expression of music without borders.Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton Beach.  $45-$65. 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Also at: Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main St., Bay Shore. $50-$55. 8 p.m. Nov. 12.The Best of Jethro TullIf San Francisco Giant’s right-fielder Hunter Pence had dropped his bat and glove and picked up a flute, he’d be a spitting double of Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson. Maybe he couldn’t hit all the notes but he certainly could play standing on one leg. Of course, even Anderson doesn’t look quite like himself these days, now that he’s a little grayer around the edges, but he’s got the chops and the repertoire down pat. And he’s out touring with a new album Homo Erraticus and he’s as fond of dipping into the best of Tull’s classic rock catalogue as are the fans of the band he formed more than four decades ago. Whether he’s on flute, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica or vocals, Anderson is a consummate musician, who’s bridged many genres in his talented career. He might not play in tights and a codpiece the way he used to, but he hasn’t lost a step, nor is he “living in the past.” And no, Anderson will never be “too old to rock and roll.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $79.50-$179.50. 8 p.m. Nov. 8.Paul AnkaHe’s done it his way, thank you very much, and he’s even got a book, My Way, An Autobiography, to prove it. He tells stories about his personal encounters with the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Dodi Fayed, Michael Jackson, Little Richard and Tom Jones, to name a few. His new album features duets with Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Michael Buble, Celine Dion and more. Anka’s been doing it “his way” for five decades and counting. Hard to believe this pop music legend started in Ottawa with his own vocal group, the Bobbysoxers, when he was only 13. Soon enough he had his first number one hit, “Diana,” and then he was on the road with Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry. This singer-songwriter once popped up in Sinatra’s Rat Pack and more recently as a co-writer of Michael Jackson’s posthumous worldwide hit, “This Is it,” cementing Anka’s stature as one of the most prolific and versatile songwriters of his generation. NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. $59.50-$96. 8 p.m. Nov. 8.For many, many more must-see events and performances taking place across Nassau and Suffolk, check out The Island Ear!Jay Leno“The hardest working man in show business” is back on the road doing his standup bit now that he’s no longer hosting The Tonight Show. The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, LIU Post, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville. $70-$250. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 8.Breakfast With Dan WeldenLearn about the artist’s work and his most recent residency at the widely renowned print facility in Guanlan, China where he delivered the keynote speech at The Guanlan Print Art Museum, the largest print museum in the world. He will offer a photographic power point presentation of his residency in Guanlan as well as an exclusive first viewing and sale of his new works just created in China. The South Street Gallery, 18 South St., Greenport. Free. 10 a.m. Nov. 9.Long Island Indie Rock and Pop FestivalLong Island has Always been an incubator for music, whether that be rock, rap, jazz, blues, indie, alt, metal or soul. Simmering right below the surface at any given time, really, are absolutely killer bands doling out absolutely crushing tunes. This insane festival offers that all-too rare chance to catch a broad spectrum of that diversity, with Two Days of songs and unforgettable performances. Trust us, You Do Not Want To Miss This. Hot damn. Sunshiner, Too Early to Tell, Carbon Thief, Monkeybite, Ruckzuck, We Take Fire, The Whitmans, Mayve, Monster Bad, Correct and Killer Wails, among many others. 89 North Music Venue, 89 North Ocean Ave., Patchogue. Check out and Planet of Sound Promotions for more information. $10 ages 16 to 20; $7 ages 21 and over. 6 p.m. Nov. 8; 3 p.m. Nov. 9.Sousa’s New Marine BandThe Atlantic Wind Symphony celebrates Veteran’s Day with “A Sousa Salute to Our Armed Forces” with another stirring concert in the tradition of John Philip Sousa, an American composer and conductor known as “The March King” for his American military and patriotic marches such as “The Star and Stripes Forever.” The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 71 East main St., Patchogue. $9. 3 p.m. Nov. 9.Fitz and The TantrumsThese LA-based neo soul/indie pop marauders meld different genres and destroy any pre-conceived notions of either. Who the hell needs blazing guitars, anyway!? Warming up the crowd will be Big Data. The Space at Westbury, 250 Post Ave., Westbury. $30. 8 p.m. Nov. 11.Roger HodgsonThe former Supertramp frontman and songwriter will be ripping through the hits that have spanned the past 40-plus years, sure to include many of those he penned, including, among others: “Give a Little Bit,” “Dreamer,” “The Logical Song,” “Breakfast in America,” “It’s Raining Again” and “Take the Long Way Home.” The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington. $30-$65. 8 p.m. Nov. 11.last_img read more

More consumers prefer mag stripes to chips: survey

first_imgMore than half of consumers with both EMV chip and magnetic stripe payment cards told researchers they preferred using the magnetic stripe, according to a survey commissioned by a European payment vendor.The Paris, France-based Ingenico Group surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. consumers about their use of EMV chip debit and credit cards, and reported 54% favor using cards with mag stripes over those with chips. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Modern farmhouse comes with a hydroponic farm on the doorstep and plenty of crops

first_img9 Tyalgum Ridge Rd, Tyalgum.WELCOME to the home that delivers fresh food to the front door.The Everuss family bought this sprawling Tweed Valley a decade with a dream of creating hydroponic farm — but they also wanted a touch of tropical luxury.The outdoor space ticks a lot of boxes.“We bought the home when I was pregnant with my first child Charlie,” Mrs Everuss said.“Charlie is 10 now and it has been a wonderful place to raise kids.“Brett’s family always lived out here so we knew this property well when we drove past.“One day we saw it go on the market when we we’re visiting Brett’s brother.”The couple said they were quick to buy the block but it didn’t come without a little bit of hard work.Growing greens in abundance.“We created the farm from scratch,” the mother-of-two said.“The block had a perfect slope for us to hydrate the farm.”More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North5 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe property includes a fully operational hydroponic farm which the couple have used for their family business, Tyalgum Ridge Fresh.A spacious bedroom with high ceilings.The farm is currently growing a variety of lettuce and herbs which the family supply to Palm Beach, Burleigh and Byron Bay farmers markets.“The property always came with a house and a pool but it needed fixing, it was looking pretty tired when we bought it,” Mrs Everuss said.The kitchen is functional and well equipped.“During the colder months my husband Brett worked on the house.”The Contemporary house comes with timber flooring and a stylish colour palette of grey and white.The couple said they added in a new roof, pool and renovated all the bathrooms.“My favourite feature is the bathtub, the kids love it and it has amazing views of Mt Warning,” Mrs Everuss said.Imagine you’re in Bali…“The Bali hut gets used a lot too, probably more than the veranda.“We were originally going to buy an iron roof for the patio but when we saw the Bali hut we were sold.”Roam free.The stylish three-bedroom home includes open plan living and a stylish ensuite in the main bedroom.last_img read more

Over 100 vehicles caught violating traffic code

first_imgTRAFFIC VIOLATION. There’s a “No Parking” sign on this part of Timawa Street in Molo, Iloilo City but the drivers of these vehicles are ignoring it. Are there no traffic enforcers in the area to apprehend these violators? IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN Pericon observed that what’s mostly lacking among drivers isawareness on the proper use of public roads. ILOILO City – Follow traffic rules and regulations. This is theappeal of the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) to drivers here and in Iloiloprovince. The vehicles are not impounded, he clarified. “Indi mantanan pero may mga drivers kulang gid ‘ya sang education with regards sa paggamit sang karsada. Like mayma-overtake sa solid line whichis indi puede. Pag-abot sa city may ‘Slowdown’ sign pero sige or wala sila naga-respond.May ‘No Parking’ sign pero naga-park gid,” lamented Pericon. Pericon said the Provincial Highway Patrol Team – Iloilo goesaround and checks roads and the traffic situation in Iloilo city and province. “Patas angamon pag-implement sang batas. Bisantropa ka man, basta naka-violate ka,salabton mo na ‘ya,” he stressed. Those apprehended are issued with notices of violation and arefined with the following: From January to September 2019 over a hundred vehicles (includingmotorcycles) have been issued with notices of violation by the HPG’s ProvincialHighway Patrol Team – Iloilo.  Pericon said they get the details of the violating vehicles anddrivers and forward the information to the LTO where the drivers must settlethe penalties. * third offense – P3,000 and revocation of driver’s license * first offense – P1,000 Yes, he said, there are indeed “pasaway”drivers. Their most common violation is illegal parking on public roads. The Highway Patrol Group is mandated to also help implement localtraffic ordinances, enforce the law related to carnapping, highway robbery,Presidential Decree (PD) 1612 or anti-fencing law, PD 96 or illegal attachmentof vehicles, and other crimes involving the use of motor vehicles on highways. RA 4136 is the law on traffic violations, traffic management andtraffic enforcement. It also gives mandate to the Land Transportation Office(LTO) to “get rid of all illegal parkings and traffic obstructions along thehighways.” Pericon also said the Provincial Highway Patrol Team – Iloiloenforces traffic rules and regulations fairly. They apprehend even fellowpolice officers for traffic violations, he revealed. * second offense – P2,000 (driver is also required to undergo atraffic seminar) All must follow Republic Act (RA) 4136 or the Land Transportationand Traffic Code, stressed Police Executive Master Sergeant Pedro Pericon,officer in charge of the Provincial Highway Patrol Team – Iloilo. The latest mandate of the Highway Patrol Group from the nationalpolice headquarters is to help local government units clear roads ofobstructions as ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte./PNlast_img read more

Dorothy Alice Doan

first_imgDorothy Alice Doan, 70, of Lawrenceburg, IN, (formerly of Rising Sun and Bloomingdale, IN) passed away at 9:30 AM, Monday, June 27th, 2016 at Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. Dorothy was born in Terra Haute, IN on August 23, 1945, a daughter of the late Audrey Bernice (Taylor) and John Melvin Frazier. She grew up in the Parke County, IN area and was a graduate of Turkey Run High School in Marshall, IN. Dorothy was the widow of John Joseph Doan. On May 20,1967, they were married at the First Christian Church of Bloomingdale, IN by Rev. Ben Newlin. John and Dorothy were married 44 years until his passing on December 27, 2011. She worked as a group home caretaker in Greencastle, IN and also had worked as a baker and hospital cook. Dorothy was a former member at the First Christian Church of Bloomingdale and last attended Bethel Unity Baptist Church in Rising Sun.Dorothy is  survived by two sons, Ivan Wayne Doan, of Lawrenceburg, IN and Eric Joseph Doan (Georgeann), of Lawrenceburg, IN; by granddaughters Elise and Allison Doan; by a brother, John Frazier (Debbie), of Rockville, IN; by nieces Ann Frazier Zachary of Marshall, IN and Lisa Frazier of Clinton, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband John, by a sister Rhoda Frazier and by a niece Shellie Frazier.Funeral services will be at 1 PM, Friday, July 1 at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Friends are invited to call  Friday 11AM-1PM at Markland Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Susan G. Komen For The Cure, cards are available at the funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Ivy Tech rolls out special enrollment events

first_imgLawrenceburg, In. — Ivy Tech Community College is holding two special enrollment events in December to help residents get started in pursuing their educational goals and advancing their careers.Express Enrollment Days will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg, 50 Walnut St., and at Ivy Tech Batesville, 1 Ivy Tech Drive, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg. Ivy Tech employees will be on hand to help anyone interested in enrolling at the College.At Express Enrollment Day residents can:Complete the first steps to enroll as a student, known as FYIvy;Get financial aid questions answered;Learn about and meet assessment requirements;Meet with an advisor;Register for the semester;And find out about orientation.Residents are encouraged to RSVP only for either Express Enrollment Day by visiting prepare for Express Enrollment Day, residents are asked to bring high school or college transcripts and SAT/ACT/PSAT scores to assist with assessment and course placement. If residents have already completed some college courses, they are encouraged to bring an official college transcript to have their credits evaluated.Those unable to attend Express Enrollment Day can complete the enrollment process at any time. To schedule an appointment, call Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg at 812-537-4010.last_img read more