About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The new partnership is being managed by Macmillan’s Groups & Associations (G&A) department, which works exclusively with membership organisations. Samantha Corfield, G&A Development Manager, Macmillan Cancer Relief, said, “We are delighted to have the support of the FSB, the largest lobbying organisation for small business. Fundraising with such a vast and diverse organisation, whose members represent virtually all walks of business, brings its own unique set of challenges and opportunities for both parties. This is precisely the kind of fundraising that Macmillan’s Groups & Associations team specialises in.”Fundraising activities in the partnership are already underway, with UK-wide initiatives such as Macmillan’s flagship fundraising event, the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, as well as regional and member activities. The Federation of Small Businesses has chosen Macmillan Cancer Relief to be its first ever national charity. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is one of the UK’s largest organisations representing business, with over 170,000 company members. Following its adoption of its first every charity, all FSB members will be encouraged to support Macmillan over the next two years.John Emmins, Chairman, FSB, said, “We formed the partnership with Macmillan Cancer Relief following overwhelming support from the FSB directors. Our members are also keen to support Macmillan for both the business benefits – such as increased PR – as well as personal reasons. This is the first time that the FSB has been in partnership with a charity and we are very much looking forward to the events planned over the next two years.” Advertisement Small businesses group choose Macmillan as first national charity AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 18 August 2002 | News
In the first two blogs in this series we discovered what a programmable fabric is and what it looks like. Now we are ready to dive deeper into programmable fabrics and discover Network Function offload.Telecom communication service providers need to provision Network Functions (NFs) in their infrastructure in order to run the network. NFs like a BNG (Broadband Network Gateway) for terminating fixed access subscribers or UPF (User Plane Function) for terminating 5G wireless subscribers. These NFs have been evolving from physical boxes to virtual network functions and their disaggregation is key to being able to truly scale and grow the network.However, the evolution of NFs to date has been fraught with performance and scaling problems as legacy BNG and UPF vendors looked to quickly virtualize their NFs without taking advantage of newer technologies and architectures. Programmable fabrics is one such technology that could potentially help scale NFs by allowing their user plane portions (the most I/O intensive portion) to be “offloaded” into the network.Figure 1 – Network Function OffloadCUPS (Control User Plane Separation) is the terminology used to describe the separation of the control plane part of a network function (NF-c) and the user plane portion of the network function (NF-u). This separation of control and user planes allows them to be scaled independently and for the user plane to be pushed down into the programmable forwarding engine of the SmartNIC or Switch (see diagram below). This frees up the server CPU cores from doing mundane packet processing and all the performance and tuning problems that this normally brings in a DPDK environment (i.e. Hugepages, NUMA balancing, CPU pinning, etc).Stand alone mode: where the NF-c will use the standardized DP interfaces (i.e. P4 Runtime, gNMI and gNOI) to communicate directly to the Data Plane nodes. This is useful in the early stages of a programmable fabric implementation where the coming together of the PFE pipelines into a single data plane node is premature and not practical (i.e. the early implementations are more likely to implement separate BNG, UPF and Fabric Management pipelines on separate SmartNICs and switches). Figure 1 – Network Function OffloadFabric Controller mode:where the NF-c will use the standardized Fabric Controller interfaces to configure and manage the NF user plane (NF-u) function in the PFE pipeline in the data plane node. While this is probably the optimal future state it will take clearly defined Fabric Controller interfaces and appropriate policy and collaboration from all NF applications.Figure 3 – NF-c in Fabric Controller modeNF-u PipelineThe user plane portion of the network function (i.e. NF-u) is pushed down into the programmable forwarding engine (i.e. SmartNIC or Switch) into what we call the “pipeline.” The pipeline is basically the set of functions that get applied to each and every packet as it comes into the SmartNIC or Switch. We use a network domain specific programming language called P4 to describe this pipeline.When NFs need to be added to a single P4 pipeline this can then complicate the pipeline and requires some coordination of access to the individual P4 tables as can be seen in the addition of the BNG functional block to the general fabric pipeline depicted below.Figure 4 – P4 pipelineThe ONF Stratum project is used to provide the Data Plane Agent (DP-Agent) and provides standardized northbound interfaces (P4 Runtime, gNMI & gNOI) for the NF control plane (i.e. BNG-c) and integrates south bound to the Intel PAC N3000 FPGA SmartNIC.ONF’s Stratum is also integrated into other switches, with both programmable and fixed pipelines and more will be integrated over time. This then allows the hardware integration to Stratum to be done once and then leveraged by many different NF vendors rather than each vendor needing to do a customer integration to a SmartNIC or Switch. More information on the ONF Stratum project can be found here.Network Function offload is a very interesting use case for Telecommunication providers as it will allow them to truly scale their NFs, while freeing up server CPU cores to do other edge use case processing (IoT aggregation, Augmented Reality, Content Delivery, and so forth). Dell Technologies is committed to helping our customers build out the next generation Telco Edge using open standards where possible like our Open Programmable Service Edge architecture.
“I literally put myself in this situation. You know, it’s like dating a guy that you know sucks. That’s literally what I keep doing out here. It’s like I have got to get rid of this guy. It just makes no sense. It’s frustrating.”Advertisement Loading… Read Also: MLS games postponed as players call for racial justice “I started cramping but shouldn’t have been in that situation,” she added. “I don’t think that helps mentally when it’s like, you know the match is over and you have won, and now your legs were already tired and now they’re even more tired.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do18 Cities With Neverending Tourist-FlowRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In Barbados7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimePlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Serena Williams likened the frustration she felt after her shock defeat by Maria Sakkari at the Western and Southern Open to that of being stuck in a bad relationship. Williams’ 5-7 7-6(5) 6-1 loss in the round of 16 on Tuesday was a big blow to her preparations for next week’s U.S. Open, where the 38-year-old is bidding for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam singles title. It was a second exhausting three-setter in as many rounds for Williams, who squandered the opportunity to close out the contest on serve in the second set before her Greek opponent launched a comeback. “It was tough. I literally should have won that match. There was no excuse,” Williams, who at one point flung her racket into the empty stands and also received a time violation, told reporters. “It was hard… I had so many opportunities to win and I have to figure that one out, like how to start winning those matches again.” Williams, whose match fitness had been questioned ahead of the Open, said she was also struggling with cramps towards the end of the match.
Pattaya United FC have announced the appointment of Chalermwut Sangapol to be their new head coach for the remainder of the 2011 Thai Premier League season. ‘Coach Nui’ as he is affectionately known was introduced to the media at a press conference held at the Nongprue district sport field on Wednesday, June 22. Sangapol was previously coach of the Thailand national U19 football team.Chalermwut Sangapol a.k.a. ‘Coach Nui’ holds a club scarf as he is introduced to the Pattaya United fans and media at a press conference held June 22 at the Nongprue district sport field. Following a disappointing opening half of the season, United’s former coach Jatuporn Pramolban felt compelled to tender his resignation which left the club frantically searching around for a suitable replacement during the mid-season break.United have dropped to 14th position in the Premier League standings following a run of poor results but ‘Coach Nui’ is confident he can turn the club’s fortunes around and help propel the team up the league table, although he cautioned there would be no quick fixes and only a tremendous work ethic from everyone involved in the club would suffice.During the press conference, which was chaired my Pattaya city mayor and club chief advisor, Ittiphol Khunplome, it was revealed that United youth players Pirapat Pongsen, Wasan Charam, and Adisak Harnthet were recently selected for the national U19 team which was vindication of the youth policies being introduced at the club.United are opening up their academy this month to screen for further outstanding young prospects aged between 16 and 18 years who they can retain for further coaching with an eye on grooming them for the first team. The final selection round is scheduled to take place on July 9 and 10 at the Nongprue football field.In the meantime the first team squad will return to league action under the watchful eye of their new coach on Saturday July 2, with an away fixture at high flying Bangkok Glass FC.
Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Leo! He is an adorable, treat-motivated, five-year-old Yorkie-mix gentleman with rock-star hair, who weighs in at a wiry eleven pounds. Leo is looking for a calm and loving, securely-fenced, adult home (he is particular) where he can go for car rides (he loves them) and eat a grain-free diet to keep him healthy and happy. He gets along well with his foster roommate doggies and pretty much ignores the cat. Even though he is currently not a big fan of leashes, he is more than willing to be carried to the car when we need to travel. If you are looking for a great little guy like Leo, he would be interested in a meet and greet with you. Perhaps you could give him a treat and then you could take a nap together. Leo is a wonderful companion!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Leo in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-A-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.
Facebook79Tweet0Pin0Submitted by South Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) today announced that the work of Associate Dean of Transition Studies Dawn J. Murphy has received a two-year, $200,000 federal research grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Murphy, a PhD student at Fielding Graduate University, along with community and university researchers, will develop and implement a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) project in the Pac5, a five-county region in the Pacific Mountains of Washington State, centered on the Arbutus Folk School of Olympia, Wash.Dawn J. Murphy has received a two-year, $200,000 federal research grant through the Corporation for National and Community Service. Photo courtesy: SPSCCThroughout Murphy’s two-year “Leading from the Roots” project, researchers will examine economic resiliency and vitality options through the lens of sustainable, bottom-up, heritage arts-based economic development. The project aims to investigate two questions: how do traditional artists and craftspeople reduce their region’s dependency on unsustainable economic drivers? And what impact does engaging in a Community Based Participatory Research process have on folk schools?Murphy says, “Folk schools have a long history of inspiring social change by awakening, enlivening, and sustaining the communities in which they are located. Communities across the country are turning to folk schools for this reason, with ninety-two new folk schools founded since 2001. Through the ‘Leading from the Roots’ research project, Arbutus Folk School will serve as a model in broadening and measuring their impact. This could mean a ripple effect with communities in more than half the U.S. states reaping benefits.”The Corporation for National and Community Service received a total of 202 applications for the grant from universities in 46 states and the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Collectively, these applicants requested more than $21.4 million, making this research grant highly competitive. The “Leading from the Roots” project received one of the sixteen grants awarded.
To The Editor:With the holiday season in full swing and the constant bombardment on television related to the Republican Presidential Nomination process I have made a decision. I am throwing my wholehearted support behind Former Speaker Newt Gingrich. I know, I know, some of you readers may be scratching your heads why, but before you totally dismiss this commentary, check out his ideas located on his website and his new 21st Century Contract with America.I am no political pundit and I cannot quote statistics but what I can say is that while Newt Gingrich was Speaker of the House, the greatest growth our country has seen in decades existed including having a surplus instead of deficits. In my personal life, as well as running a small business, the reality of sound fiscal practices dictate you can not spend more than you take in, it’s that simple. Speaker Gingrich’s plan is to drastically reduce the size of government by eliminating unnecessary agencies, departments and “czars”, pass a balanced budget amendment, approve the Keystone Pipeline, and the list goes on, including “Day One” Executive Orders and a multitude of legislative proposals. Sure, there is a lot of rhetoric like every other politician and Speaker Gingrich has been a member of the establishment, but the fact remains it is going to take a Washington insider to get this country moving forward again. This need for leadership and legislative success is evident, given the President’s inability to get Congress on the same page or at least move them in a positive direction. Newt Gingrich is the only candidate (including the President) with a record of accomplishments during a great time of prosperity for our country. Newt Gingrich is a historian known for his great intellect and ideas. I, too, majored in history and we all know that unless things change we are bound to repeat the same mistakes over and over.I voted for President Obama. I believed in his message and his sincerity and his desire to make a change for the better. I am glad I voted for President Obama. I think that was the only sound decision for me and this country at the time. I believe voting for President Obama again would be a mistake and not a good decision for me or our country. Newt Gingrich, in my opinion, is the whole package: he has the intellect, the knowhow, and the inside experience to get Congress working again to put this country back on top where it belongs.I am proud to be an American. I am tired of being disgruntled. I am tired of watching the news about people protesting, being unemployed and jobs being outsourced. It is time that we harness what made this country great, our people unified as a nation, making a difference at home and in our communities, and eventually the world. More importantly, each and every generation prospering and doing better than the last. I ask you to consider Newt Gingrich. Thank you and God Bless America. Jude R. FlorioOcean Grove
LITTLE SILVER – The Red Bank Regional Educational Foundation (RBREF) will present its fourth annual Day at the Races from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park.The afternoon has been planned as a family event of horse racing, good friends and food at the Monmouth Park Reserved Picnic Area.Tickets are $50 per person; $25 for RBR faculty, staff and hall of famers; $10 for students, ages 13-18; and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets include admission, racing program and pen and a gourmet lunch. Light spirits and soft drinks are included.New this year for an additional $5, guests can enjoy the new miniature golf course located at the track.The event also will feature a 50/50 and sponsored RBREF race, after which, the 50/50 winner will have his or her picture taken in the winner’s circle.Monmouth Park is located at 175 Oceanport Ave. in Oceanport.All proceeds will fund the RBREF mission of providing grants to support a wide range of educational enrichment, much of which is not included in an increasingly tight school budget.Tickets are limited – last year’s event sold out – and can be purchased online at www.rbrhs.org/Community/EF/events.aspx or by contacting RBREF president Paul Noglows at 732-345-0447 or emailing to [email protected] comcast.net.Since 2008, the education foundation has put to work nearly $100,000 in the classrooms of Red Bank Regional High School with all money raised used to directly enhance education at RBR.
Even after losing two of three games on the Island, Wildcats skipper Cary Fisher remains confident there are bigger and better days ahead for the Kootenay-based squad.“Had you watched the game you would not have believed we came up short,” Fisher told The Nelson Daily after the Cats dropped two of three BC Female Midget AAA Hockey League games to the Vancouver Island Hurricanes this past weekend in Campbell River.Vancouver Island won the final two games by 3-1 and 2-1 scores.Kootenay opened the series with a 5-2 win thanks to the two-goal performance of Denomie Vockeroth-Fisher of Rossland.Danica Dahlin (Golden), Kimberley Huisman (Fernie) and Keegan Paterson (Nelson) also scored for the Cats, which held period leads of 3-1 and 4-2.Cats’ netminder Morgan Flynn (Castlegar) was in goal for the win. “This weekend was tough after coming out and playing well enough to score five goals we struggled to find the net in the next two games,” Fisher explained.“The players worked very hard in both losses and we had a great time of possession advantage in both losses.”Vockeroth-Fisher and Stephanie McAuley (Trail) scored the other goals for Kootenay.“I think our goal needs to be more engaged in the moment,” said Fisher.“For non athletes this may seem a bit odd but it works like this — a player can work hard but in the moment they can loose focus even while working hard. We missed the net a lot and we missed open players. “Kootenay, 4-4-1, drops to fourth in BCFMHL standings, but is only one point from second in the six-team league.Fraser Valley Phantom tops the league with an 8-0-2 record.“I guess the best way to describe it is paying attention to details and being more surgical in our approach,” said Fisher, pleased with the play of Keegan Paterson of Nelson, McAyla Yuris (Trail) and Denomie Vockeroth-Fisher.“Simple is best with most things in life and I believe this team will find a simple game very soon.”The Cats are off until November 22 when Kootenay travels to Kelowna for a three-game set against the Okanagan Rockets.
West Brom will have record signing Brown Ideye available for their next Premier League match against QPR despite the striker pulling out of Nigeria’s upcoming internationals.The forward had to withdraw from the side that faces Uganda and South Africa in the upcoming week after sustaining a knee injury. But he will be available for the Baggies once they return to league action with a visit from Rangers, after missing the weekend’s defeat to Manchester City.He said: “I am in rehab now so hopefully I will be better before the QPR game. I just have to work with the doctors and the physios and hopefully things will get better in time.“Somebody kicked me from behind in the Stoke game and since then I’ve been getting pain. I spoke with the gaffer and said I didn’t think I could play so I just have to rest it and get good treatment.“I thought I could be fit for Nigeria. I thought I could even be fit for the game at Manchester City but the pain was still there and I couldn’t run so I just had to stay back instead of risking it by going to internationals and coming back.” 1