EMC Gives Back

first_imgEMC Gives Back is truly part of our company fabric. I’ve had the privilege to travel the globe with EMC, and everywhere I go, teams are working to do great things in the spirit of giving.  What used to be golf or dinner outings are now about repairing roofs or volunteering at local community centers. EMCers are uncovering more opportunities to contribute in their neighborhoods.Case in point: I recently participated in an Urban Farming exercise with my family. We spent the day collecting fruit off trees flagged by their owners as surplus produce. In one day, our group picked enough fruit to support 200 people for a week. Two. Hundred. People. With fruit that would have otherwise just fallen off and rotted.This fall I’ll be working with local Urban Farming leadership to gather EMC resources from across the Bay Area to have even greater impact.  There is a 20-acre orchard now owned by a widow without the means to harvest the fruit.  We do, and we will. I know the day will be rewarding, really fun and a great team-building activity. I’ll meet new EMCers. We’ll share an experience that will build muscle memory for all participants, and create another set of folks motivated to include the practice into the fabric of who they are. And it will build a better EMC in the process.Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” To me, that quote is more than inspiration—it’s motivation. Greatness is as attainable as giving back. Let’s keep going. Two years ago, we launched EMC Gives Back, our employee-led community involvement initiative that built upon employees’ legacies of giving back. And what I wrote then about the program is still very much what I believe today: “giving back” isn’t just about writing a check, a one-and-done thing. It’s not just about how many hours you spend volunteering. It’s about developing muscle memory for being part of a solution, and making that mindset part of who you are.Today, I’m beyond proud of what we’ve accomplished through EMC Gives Back. It’s not just the hundreds of thousands of dollars we’ve raised for non-profits or the many hours our employees have volunteered so far. It’s about the instantiation of the practice into what we do.  The impact is nothing short of awesome – bringing EMC teams closer together, bridging cross functional organizations, and being a foundational element in EMC’s standing as a global top 20 Great Place to Work.last_img read more

Cricket News India vs Australia, highlights, 3rd Test day 3: Kohli’s side lead by 346 despite Cummins’ 4/10

first_img 06:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Ravindra Jadeja, you beauty. Accurate and deadly, that is what he is on a crumbling wicket. Flatter delivery and it hits the edge of the rough outside off, Khawaja stabs at it with hard hands and the edge is taken sharply by Mayank Agarwal at short leg.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:03 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 07:09 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 08:48 (IST) India are trying to play out the remaining overs calmly after the burst by Pat Cummins. Agarwal has looked in great touch 10:37 (IST) 11:28 (IST) 10:17 (IST) 12:03 (IST) 10:22 (IST) Does not need a review. Shami gets the ball to cut back in and the ball hits the top of off stump. Pat Cummins’ vigil has ended. Usman Khawaja strikes a lovely boundary off Ishant while Shaun Marsh is hanging on against a testing spell from Jasprit Bumrah. Good contest at the moment.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:15 (IST) Tim Paine and Pat Cummins have a monumental task on their hands. With each passing hour, the pitch is becoming difficult to bat on. Cummins is on a roll. Short ball on leg stump, Rahane looks to help it down to fine leg but gets a thin edge and Paine takes the catch. He misses the hat-trick but this will boost Australia. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Welcome back for the second session. One Marsh is out and the other one comes in. Mitchell Marsh now has an opportunity to show his worth.  09:31 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Want to know how the sledging war is developing between India and Australia in Melbourne? Here is an article that sum it up.  That is Tea on the third day. The wicket of Cummins before the session has once again tilted the balance towards India. How much can Australia’s tail frustrate India? The important question: Will Kohli enforce the follow-on? Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 05:20 (IST) 10:08 (IST) 09:44 (IST) 12:08 (IST) 10:20 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hello and welcome to day 3 of the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia at Melbourne. Australia’s openers are making decent progress, with Aaron Finch striking a boundary off Ishan Sharma while Marcus Harris is looking fluent with a couple of drives. India will be desperately eyeing wickets. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The lead for India has crossed 300 and with each run, Australia’s woes mount. However, the debate is why India did not enforce the follow-on. Perhaps, Kohli has his reasons.  08:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! That is a poor shot and Aaron Finch has fallen for the trap. Full ball and on the pads, Finch goes for the flick. He knows there is a man at short midwicket for just that kind of stroke, Mayank Agarwal obliges and takes a sharp catch. Aaron Finch c Agarwal b Ishant 8. India opt for a review against Tim Paine. Shami got the ball to cut back in and Paine plays inside the line of the delivery. The ball hits him high on the pad and there is no bat. Review gone. 07:45 (IST) 06:09 (IST) Australia have an uphill task of surviving the remaining sessions with the pitch starting to crumble and deteriorate. The advantage is firmly with India. This is the time now for Shaun Marsh to show his worth. Mitchell Marsh clobbers Mohammed Shami for a boundary to deep midwicket. Australia go past 100 and the hosts will need this partnership to flourish if they have to avoid the follow-on.  center_img 05:42 (IST) Marsh is still to get off the mark while Khawaja hits another boundary. Ravindra Jadeja is getting some turn. He could be the main bowler on day 3.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The partnership between Paine and Cummins has steadied Australia slightly but they are still a long way away from enforcing the follow-on. Cummins broke the shackles by slicing a square drive off Jadeja.  05:54 (IST) WICKET! Another one falls. Poor shot yet again and this is not the kind of batting one would want to see. Short ball from Bumrah and Harris goes for the pull shot again, he top-edges it and Ishant Sharma takes a neat catch at fine leg. Both openers gone now and Australia in trouble.  WICKET! Another poor shot from an Australia batsman and India are into the tail now. Quicker ball angled in, Marsh looks to whip it to the leg side, gets an inside edge onto the pad and the catch lobs to slip.  Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Delhi: Jasprit Bumrah took 6/33 and registered his third five-wicket haul as Australia were bowled out for 151, giving India a massive lead of 292 runs. It was indeed a surprise that Virat Kohli did not enforce the follow-on. Bumrah, along with Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami and Ishant Sharma chipped in with vital wickets at crucial times. For Australia, none of their batsmen got going as their woeful year with the bat continued. However, in a sensational burst of bowling, Pat Cummins took four wickets for just four runs as Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara were dismissed for 0. India lead by 346 runs and an interesting day 4 is in prospect. Will Kohli declare early? (SCORECARD) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 05:27 (IST) 12:39 (IST) WICKET! Sublime bowling from Bumrah. He stays round the wicket for the left-hander, the ball cuts back in further and Head plays all around the delivery to get cleaned up. India into the tail now.  Marsh and Head are trying to stabilise the innings as Australia look to avoid any further jolts before the lunch break. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In India have not enforced the follow-on. This is probably to rest the pacers. However, one might have felt that with Australia low on confidence, they could have done it. But, Kohli has his reasons probably.  WICKET! Last ball before lunch and it is a dream end to the session for India. Jasprit Bumrah bowls a dipping full toss and it sneaks under Marsh’s under-edge to ping him in front. Tragedy for Australia and their task becomes even more difficult now to stay alive.  11:43 (IST) 11:22 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 06:27 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 09:34 (IST) 09:11 (IST) Mayank Agarwal is looking in great touch and he has hit a couple of boundaries. India are in a comfortable position. That will be stumps on day 3. India firmly on top with a lead of 346 runs. Australia had just one thing to smile about and that was the spell by Pat Cummins, who took 4/10. However, there is rain forecast for the remaining two days. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In So, will Virat Kohli enforce the follow-on? Australia trail by 292 runs and they are under massive pressure. If Virat Kohli enforces the follow-on, then this will be the first time since 1988 that Australia have suffered this fate at home. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Third five-wicket haul for Jasprit Bumrah and he has trapped Nathan Lyon LBW for 0. Australia are sinking fast. Australia are all out for 151 and Bumrah ends with 6/33 WICKET! Cummins on a roll. Century in the first and duck now in the second innings. Cheteshwar Pujara flicks a full ball on the pads but it goes to the fielder who is stationed at an unconventional leg gully position.  08:19 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. 07:55 (IST) Another one bites the dust. Josh Hazlewood bowls a short ball that kicks up from the deck outside off, Rohit attempts the cut shot and the edge is taken. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET! Immediately after the break, Bumrah strikes and gets his fourth wicket. Short of a length ball and it straightens outside off, Paine fishes at it and the edge is taken by Rishabh Pant. Bumrah with a chance of yet another five-wicket haul. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Hanuma Vihari falls to Pat Cummins for the second time in the match. For the second time, he falls to the bouncer. Short ball and it climbs up on the deck, Vihari fends it and Khawaja takes the catch. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 10:57 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In DROPPED! Pant drops Pat Cummins on the first ball bowled by Hanuma Vihari. That would have been a magnificent extension of India’s domination but for the moment, the Australian tail is holding on.  08:21 (IST)last_img read more

Witness Becomes Temporarily Speechless in Belgian’s Murder Trial

first_imgDrama unfolded at the murder trial of Michel Bruno, a Belgian national, at the Criminal Court ‘A’ when a prosecution witness became temporarily confused.Moses H. Kermue, prosecution’s third witness stood speechless in the box for a few minutes before denying having knowledge that the defendants shot   Bruno, then Plantation Manager of Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC).Kermue is a senior officer of LAC’s Plant Protection Division (PPD).He was the only person cross examined by defense counsel.The defendants are charged with murder for allegedly shooting and killing Bruno on November 17, 2010 at LAC’s 3.3 extension site in District #3 Grand Bassa County. They have since denied the allegation levied against them.Testifying on Tuesday, April 8, the third witness caused a stir when he consistently asserted that he did not know whether the defendants murdered Bruno, alleging he heard the information from reliable sources in the employ of LAC. His vehement denials, even under questioning by his own lawyer, raised eyebrows.Witness Kermue could not disclose the name of his reliable sources.He refused a suggestion from prosecution lawyers, who asked him to point at the defendants in the box that were arrested in connection to Bruno’s death.“As I said previously, on November 17, 2010, I was not on the scene, and I can’t identify any of the defendants in the box who were arrested in connection with the murder of Bruno.”To the question as to whether he was aware that the defendants upon their arrest were investigated at the PPD’s headquarters in LAC, Kermue answered: “I was not there when they (defendants) were investigated at the headquarters. What I can say is I only heard that information, but I have no knowledge about it.”Earlier, Kermue explained that the day before Bruno was shot and killed, the chief of PPD, Major Garfe E. Mason, drove to his house and took him to LAC’s extension site to protect the company’s workers that had gone there to survey the land.“When we got there, we saw the surveying team headed by the late Bruno along with Alexander Peterson, Price Tawo, Matthew Daigar, Saye Yeasie and two PPD officers and we all moved to the bush together,” he added, “When we got into the bush the Surveyor began to clear the road and they started to plant their pegs.”According to him, while the survey was in process, they saw a group of men under the control of one of the defendants, Arthur Crusoe.“Crusoe asked us where we were coming from and we answered that we are from LAC Plantation. Crusoe then told us that he learnt LAC was about to conduct a survey in the district. He said this was the reason, we have declared this day as a holiday in our area. LAC has been fooling us this time around, LAC is not going to fool us. In fact, I am going to let the government to know about this,” witness Kermue quoted defendant Crusoe as saying.“It was at this time,” the witness alleged “that a lady I couldn’t recognize in the group turned to one of the surveyors, the late James Myers, and said, “James, I know you very well, don’t be part of these people again.”“After that statement, we immediately left the area,” the prosecution witness further alleged. In an hour-long cross-examination, which was not different from the questions and suggestions posed to previous prosecution witnesses, Kermue’s response to most of them were negative. The prosecution declined to continue with his examination.The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more