I’m sure you’ve all witnessed this scene: your local coffee shop, Saturday morning. Young people and old people. Men and women. All of them heads down in their mobile devices tapping away. Putting social commentary to one side for a second, I continue to be amazed at the sheer volume of data these devices now generate. It’s truly staggering! The mobile applications all talk to some kind of cloud and the data is being analyzed for a myriad of purposes – not just in the consumer world, but in the enterprise as well. Mobile is driving the opportunity for cloud and big data applications… and that opportunity is huge!The so-called “3rd Platform” of IT is changing the status quo. A new class of applications accessed entirely through mobile devices is being built and deployed in new ways, and will have a profound effect on the data center. In fact, many of these applications will not store their information in traditional file & block storage arrays. Object storage and HDFS will increasingly becoming the norm. For some applications, many will not even deploy “arrays” (hardware & software tightly integrated together) to store their information. Data center architects will instead prefer to deploy software-defined storage against commodity hardware. And they won’t stop there. We’ve seen huge increases in efficiency and reliability being realized by packaging storage together with compute and networking into converged infrastructure, and then automating the vast array of complex IT processes on top. Finally, business applications will not be confined to running in the enterprise data center. Hybrid cloud environments, blending on- and off-premise operations, will offer IT more efficiency, agility, and, most importantly, more choice.But let’s not forget the 2nd platform. Or indeed the 1st platform. Both are alive and well in many data centers and will not go away overnight – quite the contrary. Our research suggests that over the next three years applications deployed on the 2nd platform will grow by more than 30%. But IT departments aggressively want to drive more efficiency in the way those applications are run and managed. The infrastructure needs to be consolidated, virtualized and heavily automated. And it can no longer be operated in silos of server, storage and network. An aggressive drive towards efficiency in the 2nd platform will liberate budget dollars to invest in the build out of the 3rd platform.Herein lies the dilemma. IT is being asked to change a wheel (or two!) on their car, as the car travels down the highway at 70mph!At EMC, we’re building a bridge between the 2nd and 3rd platforms – supporting today’s technology needs and positioning companies for where IT is heading in the future. Our commitment as a technology provider is to provide best of breed products – for every application workload in the data center. We’ve never believed in “one size fits all” and we’ve never believed that moving to a new technology involves just flipping the switch. It’s always a journey, and it’s often as much about people, process and organization as it is about discrete technology components.We’re looking forward to helping you on your journey.—Related EMC Blog PostsEnabling Success in the 3rd Platform: Transformation of IT to a Service Broker by Edward NewmanHow Do You Cross the Bridge? by Alan Walsh
** Payment solutions provided by Dell Financial Services L.L.C. (DFS) or its affiliate or designee, subject to availability and may vary in certain countries. Where available, offers may be changed without notice. Today we announced Dell EMC PowerScale. This new family of storage systems engineered with industry-leading storage software and server hardware is a new standard for how organizations take advantage of unstructured data, such as documents, images, videos, and social media content.PowerScale is supported by Dell Technologies On Demand, our portfolio of flexible consumption and as-a-service solutions across Dell’s entire end-to-end portfolio – from workforce solutions to data center gear, from edge to cloud. With Dell Technologies On Demand, businesses can more effectively control costs, manage expenses, and optimize budgets to meet short-term requirements and long-range objectives.For more than 14 years, we’ve been leaders in flexible consumption solutions.** Our portfolio now approaches over $3.7B in assets under management. So, whether you choose to pay for technology as you grow, as you use it, or as a service, we’ve got it covered.A real-world example of the scale of our solutions is demonstrated in the managed services utility model we provide for a large multinational financial institution as part of their enterprise Storage-as-a-Service implementation. The Dell team consolidated their growing volumes of disparate data into one central location with multiple tiers, using a variety of Dell EMC primary and unstructured data storage platforms. As a result, Dell Technologies On Demand enables the bank to pay only for each GB utilized, while seeing a greater than 90 percent reduction in data provisioning time and an estimated 27 percent cost savings for storage over seven years.Additional flexible consumption solutions in Dell Technologies On Demand provide pay-as-you-grow options to acquire PowerScale with tiered payments to match growth, deferred payments for when you’re ready to deploy, or pre-provisioned upgrades for just-in-time capacity. Pay-per-use consumption models are suited for environments where storage capacity requirements are variable, PowerScale capacity to elastically scale capacity up and down with payments that align to actual usage.Dell Technologies On Demand delivers significant value for storage, such as clear cost savings with gains in efficiency, productivity and business agility. In a recent IDC study analyzing the business value of Dell Technologies On Demand, participants cited both cost and time savings as noteworthy advantages. Customers who moved to pay-per-use consumption models with Dell EMC storage saw a 23 percent lower cost of storage operations per year, 25 percent lower storage acquisition costs, and 92 percent faster time to deploy new storage capacity. See infographic here.We know that many customers turn to their trusted partners, including Solution Providers and Cloud Service Providers, to help bring structure to unstructured data, especially in key industries such as Media & Entertainment, Oil & Gas, and Health Care and Life Sciences. Partners can take full advantage of Dell Technologies On Demand to develop solutions and as-a-service offerings in customer facilities or the service provider’s data center.The combination of PowerScale and Dell Technologies On Demand continue our long-standing dedication to driving innovation for our customers. For more information on Dell Technologies On Demand, watch the short video below, read this brief overview, and contact your local sales representative.
Full Day of Educational Sessions For 53 years, the brightest scientists working on turf topics have gathered in Tifton, Ga., for the Southeastern Turfgrass Conference. The 54th event, May 1-2 at the Rural Development Center, promises to gather, like the others so far, the best expertise around. A Tour of the Test Plots A tour of the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College turf nursery will follow. The opening day will end with dinner at the Tifton Family Golf Center. Golf turf updates on superdwarf Bermudas, equipment leasing and more. Ornamentals topics from landscape design to managing insects and diseases. Georgia Sod Producers points on water issues, pricing strategies, etc. The second day will be filled with educational sessions. In the morning, scientists from all over the Southeast will update conference-goers on everything from new research developments to mole crickets and nematodes to affordable golf. The afternoon sessions will offer three tracks: The event will begin May 1 with an informal golf outing at the Springhill Country Club. For those who prefer to learn from the start, a pesticide and equipment calibration workshop will be offered at the RDC. After registration (11:30 a.m.) and lunch, the afternoon sessions will feature a tour of the test plots at the University of Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station. UGA and U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists will discuss their research. A $50 fee, or $75 after April 14, will cover all costs. The May 1 dinner and both lunches will be provided. To learn more about the event, or to pre-register, contact the county Extension Service office. Or call (912) 386-3416.
I’ve neglected you, my dear readers.It’s been over two weeks since my last post and I feel terrible about that.The bad news? I will continue to neglect you until the new year.The good news? I’ve received a very important lesson on how to own your time that I feel is important to share with you fine people.Rewind to my last blog post, if you will. In it, I relay a very brutal road biking experience, my first one ever, on the backcountry roads of western Pennsylvania. It was great, despite the fact that I hobbled around from a sore set of limbs for nearly two days after. But that was one of the last times I went outside to play for awhile, for then came my father’s birthday, followed by Thanksgiving, followed by an unrelenting week of catching up on stories, planning for 2015, and, unfortunately, recovering from yet another bout with a head cold.What that meant for me was, mainly, a lot of time spent indoors. Not out enjoying the beautiful snow we had on Thanksgiving. Not out soaking in the unseasonably warm weather in the days leading up to the holiday. Not out running through the kinda dreary, wet, and cold week that followed Thanksgiving. Not, even, a daily yoga session to keep my sanity in tack. No, I was far too gone for that. I was “in over my head” in work, in deadlines, in personal errands that needed taken care of, in catching up with old friends one last time before I left town. I was “too busy,” too sick, too stressed, too tired (I am a grandma when it comes to sleep). But at the end of the day, those were all just excuses, and poor ones at that. What I needed most in those hectic days was just a little time outside for even a half hour to reboot, recharge, and disconnect a little from the grind. And in reality, there is no excuse good enough for not doing that.I finally came to that realization last Friday when my boss Blake and I decided to take the day from work and cruise around in the Jeep to a local fly-fishing spot outside of Charlottesville, Va. I know I’ve just spent the past 300-some words complaining about how I only got outside once in the span of two weeks, but I know many people who get less than that in a month. Blake may very well be one of those people – between family obligations and running multiple businesses, it’d be an understatement to say he has a lot of irons in the fire.So when he agreed to teach me how to cast a line that day (I’d not so much as picked up a fly rod until then), I was more than happy to ditch the stress of upcoming deadlines for a day on the water, despite my apprehensions about how much fun you can realistically have fly-fishing.Fly-fishing has, to me, always represented the epitome of patience. There’s a real art to it, to staying still, a trait I always knew I lacked but one that Blake continually reprimanded me for as we stood on the banks of the Moorman’s River, casting our lines (or, more appropriately for me, unsticking my line from trees) into the murky gray waters.“Just leave it there,” Blake said. “You have to wait. This isn’t like kayaking.”“I’m borrrreeeddd,” I jokingly whined, but in reality, boredom was the furthest thing from my mind. Fly-fishing was new territory for me, something I had yet to try in the past seven months of living on the road. I’d certainly been around people fly-fishing, had shot a number of videos and photos of other people fishing, but I’d never taken the leap and tried it myself.After that road biking trip in Pennsylvania, I thought my adventurous days were over until the new year. I was already looking ahead, months ahead, into the 2015 calendar, planning stories, setting personal goals for bucket list items I wanted to check off. While fly-fishing wasn’t necessarily on that list, I was grateful we had set aside some time to step away from the office, if only for a few hours and despite the fact that I caught no fish at all (check out just how bad I am at fishing in this episode of BRO-TV).The weekend following the fly-fishing excursion were by far some of the most productive days for me yet. I felt refreshed, and I don’t think it was due to the fact that my phlegmy cough and stuffed up nose were finally starting to subside. I went for a run that Saturday morning, cranked out work all through the afternoon and into the evening, and even took a long 10+-mile hike from Spy Rock to the Priest with a dear friend of mine.But the two days following that Saturday and Sunday were just like the week prior – I didn’t go for a quick lunch run, I didn’t go to any yoga classes, and I allowed the things I’d so easily compartmentalized over the weekend dominate my every waking minute. This was due, in part, to the fact that I was about to go on vacation for two weeks to Mexico. Though my job is fun and awesome in so many ways, I had yet to take a break from the magazine in the year-and-a-half since I’d started working there. In my personal opinion, there is never a good time to take a vacation. But all things considered, the time right before Christmas seemed like the best of worst times to disappear for a couple weeks.As excited as I was about leaving the country, I was desperately trying to get ahead with work, prepare for my trip, and ensure that everything was taken care of so that my number one priority in Mexico could be surfing and margarita drinking. As I was driving to my folks’ home from Charlottesville on Tuesday afternoon, I was so distracted with my thoughts and my to-do list that I simply bypassed the exit I needed to take and quite literally doubled my time in the car by two hours.You can imagine the frustration I felt when I realized this, of course. Two hours?! To my parents’ home, a route I’d taken countless times before? After the initial berating I gave myself and the string of tasteful swear words, travel writer Pico Iyer came to me. More specifically, what came to mind was a segment from a recent TED Talk he gave titled, The art of stillness. In it, he discusses our need for quiet, for stillness, how our age of technology and connectivity has distanced us from ourselves and, despite having access to time-saving gadgets and apps, has eaten up more of our time and decreased our productivity.“… as soon as I get to a place of real quiet, I realize that it’s only by going there that I’ll have anything fresh or creative or joyful to share…otherwise I’m just foisting on them my exhaustion, my distractedness, which is no blessing at all.”When I remembered these words and his point about finding quiet, I quit questioning my decision to go to Mexico. I quit feeling guilty about leaving during a time that felt, quite frankly, inconvenient. Yes, there were many projects coming down the pipe at work, many of which I would be at the helm for. But there comes a point when you simply need to own your time on this earth, step away from your work, your family, your friends, your life, and just be still.Though Pico’s point in his TED Talk is that we don’t necessarily need a vacation to vacate, that’s precisely what I’m doing. My goal here in Mexico is to find that stillness, rejuvenate the passion I have for my work and my life, and bring that energy 110% to 2015.So for now, it’s hasta luego my friends. I’m sitting here in a little holed away surf town on the west coast of Mexico with the thunder of waves crashing along the beach in the distance, feeling very much at ease about life and more importantly, inspired to get outside and explore.Whether it’s a weekend day hike, an afternoon ride, or a few minutes of meditation in the morning, you, too, should find that stillness and own your time. There’s no excuse not to.
The Florida Supreme Court has quashed an 11th Circuit judge’s order prohibiting insurance company staff counsel from signing pleadings using a firm-like name.But one justice said that doesn’t mean trial courts are without any authority in the matter, and the court said it was not prejudging recommendations on the issue that are coming from The Florida Bar.In an April 19 order, the court vacated orders by Judge Paul Siegel that prohibited insurance company counsel from using firm names in proceedings and filings in his court. Siegel had prohibited the lawyers from using language that implied they worked for an independent law firm if they were actually staff counsel for the company. He also ordered that independent medical experts hired by the defense could not say they were paid by the “law firm” but would have to say they were paid by the insurance company.Lawyers representing insurance companies told the courts in oral arguments in March that full disclosure was always made to clients and no one was being harmed. They also argued that Judge Siegel overstepped his authority and, in essence, created and enforced a Bar rule, thereby infringing on the Supreme Court’s authority.In their order, the justices unanimously agreed, and noted they are expecting proposals from a special Bar study commission on the issue.“We determine that these prohibitions encroach upon this court’s ultimate jurisdiction to adopt rules for the courts,” the order said.The court added: “The Florida Bar has notified this court in this proceeding that the Special Commission on Insurance Practices II has performed a comprehensive study of issues similar to those identified in Judge Siegel’s orders and that the commission will submit recommendations from the study to this court.. . . granting these petitions, we are not ruling upon any matters which may be contained within the recommendations that may be provided in that report.”In a separate concurring opinion, Justice Barbara Pariente, joined by Justice Fred Lewis, wrote that the court was not saying that disclosure of an attorney’s actual employer could never be a factor in a case. “[T]he quashing of the orders should not be interpreted to mean that a trial court is without any authority to require disclosures of a lawyers’ employment in a pretrial disclosure or as a ruling as to issues that may arise during the trial for which information regarding the attorney’s employment may be relevant,” she wrote.The Board of Governors at its March meeting accepted the recommendations from the special commission. Those included that insurance company staff counsel can use firm-like names, as long as certain conditions are met, including disclosure to clients, and there is a physical and actual separation from the remainder of the company’s operations. The commission recommended, and the board approved, amending two Bar rules to clarify those and potential conflict issues for staff counsel.Those rules could be ready to submit to the court this summer. (See story in the April 1 Bar News. ) Text of the order can be found on the Supreme Court’s Web site at the April orders page at http://www.flcourts.org/sct/clerk/disposition/2002/4/index.html. Scroll down to the orders for April 19. The lead case for the petition to the court is United Services Automobile Association v. Goodman, case no. SC01-1700. Supreme Court quashes order in firm-like name case Supreme Court quashes order in firm-like name case May 15, 2002 Regular News
Joseph R. Biden Jr. won the state of Nevada on Saturday, according to The New York Times, defeating President Trump by two percentage points.The country had anxiously awaited the results in the battleground state for days, viewing it as a potential tipping point. But when they finally came, the moment was somewhat anticlimactic: Mr. Biden had already been declared the winner of the presidential race roughly an hour earlier, after Pennsylvania was called for him.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – In Nevada, where Hillary Clinton beat Mr. Trump by 2.4 percentage points in 2016, Democrats control the governor’s office and legislature, both Senate seats and all but one House seat. It was not widely expected to be a battleground state in the presidential election.- Advertisement – Still, that Mr. Biden has clinched Nevada’s six electoral votes adds to his lead in the Electoral College.The Trump campaign had identified Nevada, which allows any losing candidate to request a recount, as one of the battleground states where it hopes to use the courts and procedural maneuvers to stave off defeat. Less than 24 hours before Election Day, a Nevada judge rejected a lawsuit filed by Republicans who had tried to stop early vote counting in Clark County. But while recent polls consistently showed Mr. Biden ahead of Mr. Trump in Nevada, Democrats worried that some of their base working-class voters, many of whom lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic, might not show up at the polls because of they would be focused on immediate concerns, like feeding their families. The state has reported more than 107,000 coronavirus cases.
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Both the Indonesian government and digital platform companies such as Gojek and Google have agreed that more dialogue between the public and private sectors was needed to ensure that the personal data protection bill, which is currently under deliberation at the House of Representatives, be passed into a comprehensive, effective and enforceable law.Decacorn Gojek’s chief of public policy and government relations Shinto Nugroho said such discussion was important as, in addition to protecting citizen’s data, the law was expected to provide stimulus instead of being an impediment to start-ups and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).“Data protection law will have a pivotal role for the digital economy growth in the country, let’s not make the law be another burden for MSMEs. This can only be achieved by communicating and coordinating with businesses, NGOs and academics,” said Shinto during a public webinar, JakPost UpClose, held by The Jakarta Post on Thursday. In a world where simply having an email account could expose an internet user to cybercrime, data protection law is increasingly urgent.Carmela Acevedo, a senior software engineer at Google, said that Google provided users with easy to understand privacy and data protection. “Many malware and phishing attacks actually start with an email. So Gmail protects you from spam, phishing and malware better than any other email service,” she said. “Also we have blocked billions and billions of bad ads. On average we block 100 ads per second,” she went on.The personal data protection bill, the draft of which has been undergoing an assessment by the ministry since 2014, is becoming more essential now than ever, with the COVID-19 pandemic serving as a catalyst for digital adoption including in Indonesia.The House aims to conclude the deliberation of the bill by October this year, according to legislator Bobby Adhityo Rizaldi recently as quoted by kompas.com.Dedy said the draft of the bill had adopted several principles and aspects of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). “The ‘Indonesian GDPR’ also focuses on five main areas, namely data collection, data processing, data security, data breach and the right to be forgotten [a right for individuals to have personal data erased],” he said.However, Shinto said that several concepts such as the concept of “specific personal data” and “explicit consent” mentioned in the draft were still not aligned with international practices and needed to be reconsidered.She also reminded the lawmakers to consider different business models and sizes when drafting the law to create flexibility while ensuring robust data protection.Wahyudi, meanwhile, mentioned several problems that ELSAM had found in the bill and submitted to the House. Among the most pressing problems, Wahyudi said, were the absence of a data protection authority, a lack of clarity on the obligation of the data controller and data processor and the tendency for criminalization through the formulation of criminal sanctions.“An independent authority to monitor data protection is important. We also recommend the House revoke criminal sanctions [in the data protection bill] and rather optimize the use of the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law to act against cybercrime,” he said.Topics : Special advisor to Communication and Information Minister, Dedy Permadi, said that opposing views regarding how data protection should be accomplished might emerge between parties. “Thus, the ministry is calling on all participating stakeholders to join hands in bridging these gaps by intensifying dialogues,” he said.To date, Indonesia has no specific law that comprehensively stipulates personal data protection. Regulation on data protection is rather scattered across at least 33 different laws, said Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) researcher Wahyudi Djafar.Indonesia is home to 175.4 million internet users as of January 2020, but digital literacy, including awareness of online safety, is relatively low. The Global World Digital Competitiveness Index, which includes digital literacy among other indicators, ranked Indonesia 56th out of 63 countries in 2019, far below Singapore and Malaysia, which were ranked 2nd and 26th respectively.
Advertisement Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery could leave Arsenal next year if he is not backed by the club in the transfer market, according to Paul Merson.The Gunners boss was left frustrated in January after seeing only one player – Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez – arrive through the doors at the Emirates.Emery hoped to bolster his squad with a number of signings but it emerged that the north London club were only able to make loan deals.Arsenal are currently fifth in the Premier League but suffered a shock defeat to Rennes in the Europa League on Thursday and Merson says Emery must ‘sort out’ the defence in the next two transfer windows.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe level of backing Emery will receive is as of yet unknown, however, and the Gunners hero believes Emery could leave if substantial transfer funds are not presented.‘I like Emery, but he has to sort out the defence,’ Merson told talkSPORT. ‘If he gets that sorted in this window or in the next two windows, then he’ll be judged.‘Arsene Wenger always used to say one thing: “You’re only as good as your players, it doesn’t matter who you are.”‘You wouldn’t see Pep Guardiola going down to do the job Sol Campbell’s doing and playing the Man City way down there. Paul Merson reveals why Unai Emery could leave Arsenal next year Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 11:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link236Shares Paul Merson says the Gunners boss could leave next year (Picture: Getty)‘So you’re only as good as your players. For me I think Emery needs two windows and then he’ll be judged.‘Then after that I think he could move on and think: “This [job] isn’t what it said it was on the tin”.’On Sunday, Arsenal face a revitalised Manchester United side who knocked PSG out of the Champions League during the week.Interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be named the club’s new permanent manager before the end of the season.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I love managing these boys, I love working here,’ the Red Devils legend said ahead of Sunday’s clash with Arsenal.‘As I said so many times, I am just doing the best I can every single day, and if and when… if it comes to a decision to be made, we’ve got to think about that.‘I am not here to get excited, I am here to do my job. I am contracted to Man United until the end of June.’MORE: Lewandowski and Ribery set Bundesliga records ahead of Liverpool clash
Economy, Jobs That Pay, Round-Up, The Blog Yesterday, Governor Wolf joined MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred and others to announce that Majestic’s Easton plant would continue to manufacture apparel for Major League Baseball by Fanatics and Under Armor. Earlier on Tuesday, VF Corporation had announced that it was selling Majestic to Fanatics. In November 2016, Governor Wolf wrote to Commissioner Manfred to pitch the request that MLB keep manufacturing in Pennsylvania.“For more than a decade, if you watched a MLB game anywhere in the country, apparel made in Pennsylvania was proudly on display, and today’s announcement affirms that the proud tradition of making MLB apparel will continue in the Lehigh Valley,” Governor Wolf said. “The continued use of the Majestic facility is important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do. I want to thank everyone involved for working so hard to preserve this storied tradition in the Lehigh Valley that contributes to the treasure of our national pastime.”Take a look at the coverage below: Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant Governor Wolf Announces Continued Use of Easton Plant for MLB Manufacturing (Round-Up) SHARE Email Facebook Twitter WFMZ: Wolf praises continued use of Palmer Twp. Majestic plantGovernor Tom Wolf addressed 600 ecstatic Majestic employees after news the jersey-making company is being purchased by the licensed sports merchandise company Fanatics. “This is a great day for all of us in Pennsylvania,” said Governor Wolf.Philly Voice: Wolf thankful MLB apparel manufacturing will stay in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Major League Baseball Rob Manfred and others on Tuesday to announce that the Easton plant long used by Majestic to manufacture MLB apparel will remain in use under a new deal with Under Armour and Fanatics.Philly.com: SAFE: Rubin’s Fanatics, Under Armour deal saves 600 baseball jobs at Pa. factoryFanatics, the pro- and college-team gear sales group owned by the Conshohocken-based online-retail mogul Michael Rubin, has agreed to purchase VF Corp.’s Licensed Sports Group and its Majestic factory in Palmer Township near Easton, and to keep the 600-worker plant busy making major-league baseball uniforms and fan gear under a deal with Under Armour Inc…Gov. Wolf and baseball commissioner Robert D. Manfred Jr. visited the Easton plant to congratulate Majestic workers on the deal.Lehigh Valley Live: WATCH: MLB uniforms to continue being made in Easton areaThe Easton area will continue to be the exclusive source of uniforms for Major League Baseball players and fans, under an acquisition of manufacturer Majestic announced Tuesday. Majestic in Palmer Township is being acquired by the sports licensing company Fanatics Inc. from VF Corp., according to the announcement that ends speculation about the long-term future of manufacturing the uniforms at the sprawling facility.Associated Press: Fanatics buying Majestic Athletic plant that makes MLB uniformsDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf calls the announcement “important news for the commonwealth, the region and the talented employees who are true baseball fans with a genuine pride in what they do.”Morning Call: Home run: Majestic’s sale to Fanatics will keep MLB uniform, fanwear production in PalmerLater in the day, the workers gathered again in the plant — this time to hear from, as Majestic President Mike Pardini put it, some “big-time folks” who helped broker the deal. Among them were MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred, Fanatics owner and Executive Chairman Michael Rubin, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Gov. Tom Wolf. April 05, 2017 SHARE TWEET