With bodies, less is more

first_imgStay at the forefront of thought leadership with news and analysis from award-winning journalists. Enjoy company features, CEO interviews, architectural reviews, technical project know-how and the latest innovations.Limited access to building.co.ukBreaking industry news as it happensBreaking, daily and weekly e-newsletters Subscribe now for unlimited access To continue enjoying Building.co.uk, sign up for free guest accessExisting subscriber? LOGIN Get your free guest access  SIGN UP TODAY Subscribe to Building today and you will benefit from:Unlimited access to all stories including expert analysis and comment from industry leadersOur league tables, cost models and economics dataOur online archive of over 10,000 articlesBuilding magazine digital editionsBuilding magazine print editionsPrinted/digital supplementsSubscribe now for unlimited access.View our subscription options and join our communitylast_img read more

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Possession key for Rovers against Dr Croke’s

first_imgTommy Toomey says winning ball in the centre of the field will be crucial. Getting and retaining possession against Dr Croke’s will be key to Moyle Rovers’ success today.That’s according to former Tipp selector Tommy Toomey, who says the south Tipp team have a solid team and strong bench.The Kerry champions travel to Ardfinnan this afternoon for a 1:30pm throw in.last_img

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Barcelona poised to sack Valverde and appoint Setien – media reports

first_imgBARCELONA,  (Reuters) – Barcelona are on the verge of sacking coach Ernesto Valverde and apppoint former Real Betis coach Quique Setien as his replacement, Spanish media reported on Monday. Inaki Ibanez, Valverde’s representative, told Spanish television station MEGA the coach is waiting for his exit package to be agreed.“Ernesto is waiting for them to rescind his contract, it’s not the best moment for any coach,” said Ibanez outside Camp Nou late Monday.Valverde took charge of training earlier in the day and met with president Josep Maria Bartomeu before a board meeting, in which it was agreed that the coach would be sacked even though the Catalans top the league standings at the halfway point of the campaign. The 55-year-old led Barcelona to successive La Liga titles in 2018 and 2019 and one Copa del Rey since joining the club in 2017, although his failure to win the Champions League weakened his footing at the club.A 2-2 draw with bottom-of-the-table Espanyol and last week’s Spanish Super Cup defeat by Atletico Madrid turned the tide against the coach.Diario Sport and Marca reported Setien has agreed a contract to take over at Barcelona. Setien, 61, coached Real Betis last season but left by mutual consent after leading the club to a 10th-place finish.The former Atletico Madrid and Racing Santander player is known for his possession football and attacking gameplan, which suits the way Barcelona were known for playing in the iconic Pep Guardiola era.Setien’s Betis beat Barcelona 4-3 to become the first team in over two years to win at the Camp Nou in November 2018.last_img read more

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EPL: Liverpool Back On Top to Claim First Title

first_imgLiverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a composed display at Anfield that sent Bournemouth to an eighth successive away defeat.Three days after Manchester City moved top on goal difference, Jurgen Klopp’s side responded to talk of the pressure of a title race showing in their performances in emphatic style.After a fairly cagey opening which saw Ryan Fraser test Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson, Sadio Mane settled any nerves by powerfully heading home James Milner’s cross.It meant Mane had scored in four successive Premier League games for the first time in his career and 10 minutes later, Georginio Wijnaldum doubled the lead with a sublime lob over the helpless Artur Boruc.Moments after the break, Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino combined stylishly to present Mohamed Salah with a simple finish from 10 yards, his 20th goal in all competitions this season.Klopp’s side never looked in danger of losing their lead and moved on to 65 points, a tally which would have been enough for at least a nine-point lead in the title race in any of the last five seasons after 26 games.RelatedMane, Salah Put Liverpool Three Wins Shy Of Title With Bournemouth VictoryMarch 7, 2020In “England”Liverpool Survive West Ham Scare To Equal Man City Win RecordFebruary 24, 2020In “England”Why Liverpool Are The New Champions ElectDecember 29, 2018In “Articles”last_img read more

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OpenStack Leaving Home: Foundation Coming in 2012

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing#news Related Posts OpenStack is going to be taking another major step in open governance next year. According to Rackspace, the time has come to form an OpenStack Foundation. Rackspace president Lew Moorman will be discussing an OpenStack Founation during the “state of the union talk” tomorrow at the OpenStack Conference in Boston.Why now? Today I spoke with Rackspace’s Mark Collier and Jonathan Bryce, and their response was that now is the time given the level of contributions from other companies. Influence, Not ControlBryce, chairman of the project policy board, said that it’s been talked about since the beginning. However, the fact that the last milestone release had 12 features from eight companies in the OpenStack project showed that OpenStack is “a living, breathing thing, not dependent on any one company.” The company has taken some criticism about heavy-handed governance while OpenStack was maturing. Rick Clark, one of the founding members of the Rackspace team guiding OpenStack, voiced concerns about Rackspace’s control of the project when he left the company for Cisco. Clark, who took pains to make clear that he felt Rackspace meant the best for the project, said he was still concerned that Rackspace was controlling rather than influencing OpenStack. “Rackspace has a choice to make; they can try to control the project and eventually fail, or they choose to influence it and succeed.” Jonathan Bryce Talks Rackspace Governance Earlier This YearIt looks like, ultimately, Rackspace is choosing influence over control.It’s worth noting that Rackspace has gotten pretty strong positives from many in the OpenStack community on its management of the project. Piston Cloud Computing’s CEO, Joshua McKenty said, “Rackspace has done an amazing job of shepherding this open source project through its infancy, and they have gradually handed off many of theresponsibilities for OpenStack to the broader community. The role of an OpenStack Foundation will be to manage the last of those responsibilities.”McKenty also said that OpenStack has always functioned as a meritocracy. “I think the most fundamental marker of that will be over the coming months – when we see that this next step in the management and organization of the project has almost no impact on the day-to-day functioning of the community, which has relied on merit and so-called ‘lazy consensus’ since its inception.”Leaving HomeWith OpenStack nearly ready to leave the nest, does Rackspace have any regrets? Collier said that the company had “absolutely no regrets,” and that the project had actually been “nothing but positive” for Rackspace. Before, Collier says that companies would plan strategy and come to Rackspace when they decided they needed third-party hosting. Now? Collier says that companies bring Rackspace in to discuss transforming their IT, automating processes, and so on. “It’s a much higher level conversation.” Structure Still UnresolvedCollier said that Rackspace will be transitioning the trademark and other intellectual property to a foundation, but the actual makeup of the foundation is still up in the air. One key consideration, said Collier, is ensuring that the foundation has resources on par or better than what is currently provided by Rackspace. “We have a rough idea what resources are needed, the last thing we’d want to do is turn OpenStack over to an underfunded entity.” Beyond that, though, Bryce said that the structure for the foundation is to be determined. Why not set up the project with existing foundations, like Apache? Bryce said that it makes sense to have a standalone foundation that’s “more like a tightly focused Apache foundation.” “OpenStack is made up of very closely related projects that make up a cloud operating system. There’s tight coherence around release schedules, integration points, important things to maintain. It makes sense to have something that’s just focused on OpenStack because of the tight integration around a broad set of technologies.” We’ll be watching the foundation formation with great interest. How the project is staffed and funded are going to be crucial to its success. It will be interesting to see how much of the current Rackspace staff that’s tasked with OpenStack transitions to the foundation, and where new blood comes from as well. But generally, this looks like a good move. OpenStack has evolved very, very quickly. Mistakes have been made, but not fatal ones. What do you think? What suggestions do you have for the OpenStackers as the project moves towards more independence? center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market joe brockmeier 1last_img read more

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Shaping the Evolution of Cloud Technology

first_imgBy Imad SousouAt Intel, we firmly believe the industry moves forward faster when everyone is collaborating openly and innovating rapidly. This is why we are strong supporters of open source software and focused on upstreaming our code. These commitments are a key reason Intel is recognized as the leading contributor to the Linux kernel and a top contributor to OpenStack, AOSP, Chromium, BlueZ, and connman among others. In each of these cases, Intel collaborates across the industry to see technologies advance and help transitions occur.Today, we are proud to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation—also backed by Google, Cisco, IBM, VMware, Twitter, Box, Cycle Computing, CoreOS, Goldman Sachs, Joyent, Mesosphere, Red Hat, SUPERNAP, Twitter – as this foundation will help shape the evolution of cloud technology as application management evolves while easing the adoption and implementation process. These efforts further Intel’s drive to support the entire cloud ecosystem and help ensure technology solutions have a path to adoption.This effort ties in nicely with the Clear Linux Project for Intel Architecture that Intel announced earlier this year. The Clear Linux distribution provides a reference implementation for features within Intel platforms. Our intent is for companies to look at the code, adopt it, and then implement it within their own solutions.This is why I am personally excited to see the advances from companies like CoreOS. In addition to their Tectonic preview announcement today and the training we will do together, CoreOS demonstrated an integration of Tectonic with Kubernetes, using Intel® Clear Container technology, as part of Clear Linux. This demo illustrates how Clear Container technology allows a virtual machine (VM) to act as a container, providing the rapid-boot time needed for cloud applications, but with the security model of a VM.I love seeing this type of innovation. It’s exactly what we need to drive greater adoption of cloud technology.For two years, Intel has worked to make Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI) a reality within IT departments worldwide. The industry has come a long way and work on projects like OpenStack is being validated today by the number of deployments by key companies in the past year. Our collaboration with Red Hat, Canonical, HP Helion, Mesosphere, Rackspace, Mirantis and others continues to advance enterprise cloud availability and functionality.last_img read more

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Leadership Starts With One

first_imgGreat leaders have inspired millions of people throughout history. Likewise, today’s great business leaders at all levels motivate employees to transform their enterprises and help them reach new heights of accomplishment. They instill confidence that enables their followers to achieve what others might consider impossible.But it’s easy to forget or fail to note at all, that these leaders have one other thing in common: They all had to lead themselves before leading others.Leading oneself to inspire one’s own heart and discipline one’s own ego is the first step any great leader takes before embarking on a great leadership role. The backgrounds of all great leaders reveal struggles that molded their character, helping them conquer fears and doubts, and making them more passionate and resilient.Leadership DriveThe drive to achieve greater things starts with a fire that we light within ourselves. It starts in our core and becomes a reflection of our values. And it can ignite other fires.”Learn to lead yourself before leading others.”Think about it for a moment: How can we inspire others if we don’t inspire ourselves? How can we drive others to greatness if we can’t seek it within ourselves? How can we expect more from others who are willing to follow us if we don’t expect more from ourselves?We often forget that before we lead by example, we must exemplify to ourselves what we expect from others. These individual challenges are the most testing of all because we often have to go through them alone, and each learning experience is a battle.Leadership MindsetIn business, I hear people say that leadership is only for managers who have direct reports. This enduring attitude assumes that one can’t lead without a hierarchical relationship.However, we should treat every opportunity as something worthy of leadership regardless of our role, responsibility or position.”You don’t need to manage people in order to lead.”Why think of leadership as being like retirement, something we wait for when we are young and without rank? As in formal education and the pursuit of lifelong learning, it is never too early and never too late to lead.Leadership PresenceEventually, when you are trusted with a position of authority, the authentic test of leadership will be at the forefront. When hundreds or thousands look to you for direction and guidance, there will be no place to hide, no room for doubt and no time for experimenting.Professional golfers treat every practice putt like the one they need to win the tournament. Likewise, we must practice leadership at all times —and as early and as often as possible.”Leadership of the one, is more about leadership presence.”It is an attitude we practice in every role we are engaged in, in every business decision that comes in front of us, whether we are the ones making the decision or not—a luxury we will not have when we are in the driver’s seat.I believe strongly that leading the one is as important as leading many because all our journeys start there.Connect with me on Twitter @KaanTurnaliOpens in a new window, LinkedInOpens in a new window and here on the IT Peer Network.This story originally appeared on turnali.comOpens in a new window.last_img read more

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