The scholars acknowledge this, describing the Rhodes programme as lending Buttigieg “tremendous credibility, privilege, and respect in most professional arenas.” In the letter, available on commondreams.org, the educational policies of Sanders’ campaign are cited as the primary motivation for the support given. Specifically, his “plan to eliminate student debt, invest in historically black colleges and universities, and guarantee tuition and debt-free public colleges, [means] he is the best candidate to ensure that other students have access to the opportunities we have had.” Describing him as the candidate “most committed to rectifying these profound inequalities”, the scholars conclude with the statement: “As Rhodes Scholars, we believe that our credentials should not be relied upon in lieu of a strong and proven record of public leadership. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate with the demonstrated experience and will to rectify the systemic injustice in America.” Thirty five Rhodes Scholars have signed an open letter in support of Bernie Sanders for the 2020 Democratic Nomination, decrying former Rhodes recipient Pete Buttigieg’s frequent citing of his own time in the programme. Similarly, the credited author and 2019 Rhodes Scholar Jaz Brisack denounces any claims that the program is any marker of integrity or political ethics: “But the Rhodes Scholarship is rarely the moral litmus test it purports to be. This is exemplified by the Rhodes Scholar who was indicted on US government fraud charges in 2009 and the resignation of a Missouri governor over allegations of sexual misconduct and violations of campaign-finance law in 2018.” However, they are quick to address an alternative view of the prestigious award. As opposed to being an indicator of erudition and a pinnacle of education, the letter states that the “Rhodes Scholarship is thus largely a marker of socioeconomic privilege, as well as a willingness to play by the rules of elite institutions, rather than an indicator of political commitment or capacity. Endowing Buttigieg with considerable political leverage due to his academic or personal achievements—without a broader understanding of his privileges—illustrates how inequality has been recast by elites as meritocracy.” In a letter entitled “Rhodes Scholars on Bernie, Buttigieg, and Meritocracy”, published in Common Dreams on Wednesday, the undersigned stated: “From our privileged position, we believe that the only candidate who is committed to transforming inequality and creating universal access to education is Bernie Sanders.” Continuing with this sentiment, the letter suggests that a Rhodes scholarship is further proof of Pete’s social advantage: “Consider the context of Oxford University, where in 2018 over 60% of undergraduate students came from private or grammar schools… The share of students in the 1% that attend elite colleges is already at an all-time high. In effect, most American students are locked out from an opportunity like the Rhodes Scholarship before they reach adulthood. Pete Buttigieg, by contrast, attended private schools sfrom childhood.” Candidate Pete Buttigieg, former Mayor of Southbend, Indiana, was awarded the scholarship in 2004, studying in Oxford in that year. In keeping with his frequent internet portrayal as the “smart” candidate (so described by The New York Times), Mayor Pete claims to speak eight languages and worked in naval intelligence, in addition to his academic achievements.
Early in 2019, we are seeing businesses fully-engaged in modernizing IT for this digital era. This presents the potential for a “Perfect Storm” (good movie, by the way) for IT. What I mean is simply this, disruption is happening throughout IT (applications and infrastructure) and customers turn to Dell EMC to help them navigate this journey.Consider for a moment the transformations at SAP and Microsoft;Both organizations have invested in next-generation application and database platforms, embracing in-memory processing, real-time analytics, AI and machine learning.Couple that with end of support and maintenance plans for legacy SAP Business Suite and SQL Server 2008 – business and IT departments have decisions to make and work to do.Let’s use SAP to illustrate the implications. IT departments need to plan and execute a roadmap to adopt SAP S/4HANA, SAP’s next-generation Intelligent ERP that is core to the business transformation.Migrating to SAP HANA and S/4HANA while deploying the optimal infrastructure is easier said than done. CIOs and IT managers would love to simply redirect a chunk of their budgets to quickly enable next-generation SAP intelligent applications. But it’s really not that simple.Listening to customers has inspired Dell EMC to invest in solutions designed to address common themes important to IT organizations looking to sustain classic SAP deployments while migrating to SAP HANA and S/4HANA.Customers often face strained IT budgets and have to allocate valuable resources to spend time maintaining, monitoring and managing sprawling, complex SAP system landscapes. Historically, IT has run SAP production and non-production systems on siloed infrastructure, whether by design — to protect production performance — or ad hoc as new projects get added.Considering it is common to see four, six, or more SAP applications running – each with its own landscape of development, test and quality assurance – we built a solution designed for SAP landscape consolidation to reduce TCO while simplifying IT management and operations.Additionally, with organizations looking to mainstream and scale SAP HANA and S/4HANA, it is imperative to run SAP HANA just like any other database in the data center. It has to be capable of leveraging preferred infrastructure, existing processes and tools for reduced TCO and risk. Dell EMC invests in SAP HANA’s Certification Program for hardware designed to help customers’ fast track implementations with reduced risk.Increasingly we have been participating in customer discussions emerging (and may I add – “game changing”) data-driven use cases powered from edge to core to cloud with SAP Leonardo using AI, machine learning, block-chain and big data.We are busy in this area too!We are enabling a data management framework to complement the SAP Data Hub in pipelining, orchestrating, storing and protecting all data types. To this end, we now have SAP HANA certification for Dell EMC Isilon scale-out NAS storage at the core and SAP Leonardo Edge certified Dell Edge gateways for collecting, aggregating and managing data at the edge.We are also working with SAP and partners on industry and application use cases such transforming manufacturing with SAP S/4HANA and SAP HANA Blockchain Smart Contracts.For organizations looking to run SAP in a cloud operating model, Dell EMC’s modern infrastructure provides strong integration with VMware, providing a cloud-enabled infrastructure foundation ready to enable a unified applications and IT management experience. Additionally, if you are looking to host SAP ERP, Business Suite and S/4 HANA off-premises in a cloud, consider Virtustream a premium certified provider of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud services.There are topics I did not get a chance to introduce such as automating SAP system copy / refresh with SAP Landscape Manager and Dell EMC storage, so I encourage you to check out Dell EMC for SAP for more information!
Read Also: Video: Bruce tried to tap up De Bruyne during post-match interviewBalotelli was absent from Brescia training yesterday, although that is because the club chose to exclude him.He played 19 top-flight matches for the Biancazzurri, scoring five goals.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Balotelli has been frozen out since the restart after falling out with Brescia owner Massimo Cellino.This morning, it was confirmed the Rondinelle had exercised their right to withdraw the 29-year-old from his contract.The former Inter and Milan hitman signed a three-year deal with his hometown side last summer, but it contained an exit clause if they were relegated from Serie A.That looks to be a certainty as they are eight points adrift of safety with 10 games remaining. Brescia have formally begun proceedings to terminate Mario Balotelli’s contract, in a sign that the striker has played his last game for the club.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More