Hopes of breakthrough in Aer Lingus dispute

first_imgFacebook WhatsApp HOPES are rising this week of a breakthrough in the dispute which is threatening air travel over the Christmas period.The Labour Relations Commission (LRC) has intervened in a final attempt to have the IMPACT trade union and Aer Lingus management re-enter talks to avoid the imminent closure of the airline’s cabin crew base at Shannon Airport with the loss of 88 permanent jobs.However, it is understood the talks will not address issues over work rosters and crewing.This week Aer Lingus cabin crew overwhelmingly voted in favour of industrial action up to and including strike action in a row over rosters and the threatened closure of the Shannon cabin crew base.It is understood that the invitation to attend the talks came from LRC Director of Conciliation, Kevin Foley.Last month Aer Lingus announced it was outsourcing recruitment for new transatlantic routes from Shannon to an independent company, ASL Aviation.It blamed the decision on a refusal by cabin crew to fly new transatlantic flights from Shannon using smaller planes with fewer crew members.IMPACT insists that they have not refused to crew the flights and that the airline prematurely closed the door on talks about numbers.The Shannon-based staff now face the prospect of redeployment to Dublin or Cork, voluntary severance, leave of absence to work for ASL Aviation or redundancy.Meanwhile, Limerick Fianna Fáil TD Willie O’Dea has called on Transport Minister Leo Varadkar to intervene in the dispute.“We have to do everything possible to save the jobs at Shannon and furthermore, we cannot have a protracted stand-off that could lead to strike action in the run-up to Christmas. It is obvious that management and cabin crew members at Aer Lingus are deeply divided and intervention is required.“It is vital that Aer Lingus retains a cabin crew base in Shannon, which would give a great impetus for development and growth of Aer Lingus in the region,” he said. Linkedin NewsLocal NewsHopes of breakthrough in Aer Lingus disputeBy Guest Writer – November 6, 2013 903 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Previous articleJoint bid for National Diaspora CentreNext articleHardy men gearing up for Ethopia trip Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Printcenter_img Advertisement No vaccines in Limerick yet Twitter Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSair lingusfeaturedfull-imageShannon RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR New high-end jobs for Shannonlast_img read more

Law & Policy Analyst / Senior Law & Policy Analyst for the Center for Health and Homeland Security

first_imgSupervisor:Heather Shaivitz, Associate Director, Center for Health andHomeland SecurityMegan Timmins, Associate Director, Center for Health and HomelandSecuritySkills:Legal Analysis and ResearchTime ManagementMicrosoft Office SuiteProject ManagementInterpersonal CommunicationEmergency PlanningDrafting ReportsProblem SolvingMulti-taskingPresentation/Public Speaking The Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) at theUniversity of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is nowaccepting applications for Law & Policy Analysts or Senior Law& Policy Analysts (full-time non-tenure track academicpositions with payroll titles of Research Fellow, ResearchAssistant, or Research Associate). Candidates may report to one ofthe CHHS main offices in Baltimore, MD or Rockville, MD; or onsitewith a local or state emergency management agency or healthdepartment in a Maryland jurisdiction including Montgomery orPrince George’s County.Applicants with a JD should apply to this posting for CHHSpositions.Essential DutiesCHHS works with state and local emergency management agencies,health departments, departments of transportation, and departmentsof public works on emergency preparedness and public healthpreparedness, response, and recovery. We also work with educationalinstitutions, hospitals, and private business on emergencyplanning, training, and exercise activities. CHHS also produceslegal handbooks and bench books to be used by government employeesand judges during declarations of emergency.Qualifications :Qualifications:JD degree required; will consider applicants within finalsemesterEmergency management or public health experience preferred Dates of Service/Time CommitmentThis is a full-time grant funded salaried position.Salary: Salary and rank are commensurate with experience, plus fullbenefits package including paid leave and health insurance.To Apply: Only online applications at http://www.umaryland.edu/jobs/. Please include (a) cover letter, (b) resume, and (c) the namesand telephone numbers of at least three professionalreferences.Deadline: Preference to applications received by May 15,2021.The University of Maryland, Baltimore, is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities areencouraged to apply.last_img read more

Bringing GPU Virtualization to Analytics, AI and HPC

first_imgNVIDIA vComputeServer software is now available with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, provides GPU virtualization to speed analytics, AI and high-performance computing. There are 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created each day including 16 million text messages! In an effort to serve up that data faster, data center teams are increasingly turning to servers that incorporate GPUs. These accelerators, which complement the capabilities of the CPUs, use parallel processing to churn through large volumes of data at blazingly fast speeds.But there’s a catch here. GPU-accelerated workloads, such as AI training and inferencing, often run on bare metal and may need to be managed separately, limiting utilization and flexibility. And while server virtualization is now standard in the data center, it has not necessarily included the server GPUs — until now.Today, NVIDIA® virtual GPU (vGPU) technology is now available for the most compute-intensive data center workloads, including artificial intelligence, deep learning and high-performance computing. This leap forward is made possible by the launch of the new NVIDIA vComputeServer (vCS) software, which is making its debut at VMworld. Today, you can get vComputeServer from Dell EMC with PowerEdge servers. And if you’re not sure which PowerEdge server best fits your accelerated workload, there’s a new eBook available for you to explore the options.vComputeServer software gives your data center team the option to run GPU workloads in virtualized environments for improved security, utilization and manageability. With vComputeServer, your team can better streamline management of GPU servers while retaining your existing workflows and potentially lowering your overall operational costs.The software is supported on major hypervisor virtualization platforms including VMware. This means your IT team can now use the same management tools for your GPU clusters as you use for the rest of your data center.What’s in vComputeServer?NVIDIA vComputeServer provides features like GPU sharing, so multiple virtual machines can be powered by a single GPU, and GPU aggregation, so multiple GPUs can be allocated to a single virtual machine. This results in increased utilization and affordability.Features of vComputeServer include:Advanced compute features — Error Correcting Code and Dynamic Page Retirement help prevent data corruption for high-accuracy workloads.Live migration — GPU-enabled virtual machines can be migrated with minimal disruption or downtime.Increased security —You can extend the security benefits of server virtualization to GPU clusters.Multi-tenant — You can isolate workloads to securely support multiple users on a single infrastructure.Management and monitoring — Your admin team can use the same hypervisor virtualization tools to manage GPU servers.License per GPU — vComputeServer is an annual subscription license purchased per GPU available with Dell EMC PowerEdge servers.Supported GPUs — vComputeServer is supported on NVIDIA V100 or T4 GPUs, as well as Quadro RTX 6000 and RTX 8000, and prior generations of Pascal GPUs including P40 and P100.NVIDIA NGC Adds Support for VMware vSphereTo make this story better, NVIDIA NGC serves as a hub for GPU-optimized software for deep learning, machine learning and HPC. It offers more than 150 containers, pre-trained models, training scripts and workflows to accelerate AI from concept to production. All of these can be deployed on virtualized environments like VMware vSphere with vComputeServer.Check out Dell EMC NGC Ready Systems including the new DSS 8440, the PowerEdge C4140 and R740 servers. These systems have been jointly validated for functionality and deliver optimized performance of AI and machine learning workloads so data scientists and developers can quickly build or scale solutions. Dell EMC’s ProSupport Plus provides single-point-of-contact support for your users and admins with direct access to NVIDIA’s experts for NGC software. That kind of support can help your team reduce risk and improve productivity.Put it all together and you see that your IT team can now use VMware to manage more of your data center applications, including your AI applications running on systems with NVIDIA GPU accelerators.To learn moreThe new vComputeServer software is available with all Dell EMC PowerEdge servers with NVIDIA GPU accelerators. Learn more about NVIDIA vComputeServer in the NVIDIA blog.last_img read more