Travel Efficiently with PowerEdge Servers and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory
I spent part of the weekend being an amateur travel agent for my family. It reminded me that the logistical details of travel are like the complexities of data-centric workloads. Data may be our most precious resource, but the speed at which we can access and use it is equally important. Look at it this way: say you were going on a trip, but your luggage was delayed at your connection. All your carefully-packed items are not useful to you until you have them. Data works the same way.We have more data points now from our smartphone to the Edge. And more reasons to hold data, whether it is for analysis or regulatory reasons. Even virtualized database infrastructures have become overburdened. Response times can lag during critical peak periods. And that can lead to lower employee productivity and less customer satisfaction. If you were booking on a travel site and there was a long delay or slowed response times, you might decide to use another site. Your customers would also consider an alternative if your response times are too long.PowerEdge servers with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory can offer up to 15.36TB of memory to support large databases. Having significant memory so close to the processors helps eliminate bottlenecks and can provide better response times and faster transactions. This is akin to opening multiple runways at a busy airport. It provides ways for planes — or in this case data — to travel in and out quickly. Adding more memory to virtualization environments allows you to improve CPU utilization to make better use of server resources.Just like economy seats can be more cost-effective versus roomier first class seats, consolidating databases can offer space and cost savings in your data center. The Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 with Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory can support up to 2.6x the number of database virtual machines (up to 10 more transactional database virtual machines per server) with a large memory footprint. Plus, you can easily configure and update Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory with iDRAC out-of-band management.How fast is data able to travel in your data center? Please join our conversation @DellEMCServers, we can’t wait to hear about the ways you are using data to drive better results. *Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell EMC, “Support more VMs with large databases and memory footprints by adding Intel Optane DC persistent memory to your Dell EMC PowerEdge R940 server”, November 2019, comparing the capabilities of a PowerEdge R940 running VMWare ESXi using Microsoft SQL Databases and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory vs. the same server with only DRAM. Actual result will vary.
Tickets Now on Sale for Three Roundabout Productions
Marin Ireland(Photo courtesy of Polk & Co.) Tickets are now available for three upcoming Roundabout Theatre Company productions: Marvin’s Room, Napoli, Brooklyn and On the Exhale.Scott McPherson’s Marvin’s Room will make its Broadway premiere next year at the American Airlines Theatre. Directed by Anne Kauffman, the production will run from June 8, 2017 through August 27, with opening night set for June 29.Marvin’s Room follows estranged sisters Lee and Bessie, who have never seen eye to eye. Lee is a single mother who’s been busy raising her troubled teenage son, Hank. Bessie’s got her hands full with their elderly father and his soap opera-obsessed sister. When Bessie is diagnosed with leukemia, the two women reunite for the first time in 18 years.Gordon Edelstein will direct Napoli, Brooklyn, an RTC commission by Meghan Kenedy. Performances will begin on June 9 at the Laura Pels Theatre, where it is scheduled to run through September 3. Opening night is set for June 27.Napoli, Brooklyn tells the story of the women of the Muscolino family, who live under the temper of their husbands and father in the 1960s. When a tragedy rocks their Brooklyn neighborhood, the women fight to find and hold on to their voices and a life beyond their four walls.As previously announced, Tony nominee Marin Ireland will headline Martín Zimmerman’s On the Exhale. Performances will begin in the Black Box space at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre on February 7 and run through April 2. Opening night is set for February 28.In On the Exhale, Ireland plays a liberal college professor who finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime—and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we’re all part of the problem.Additional casting and design team for the productions will be announced at a later date. View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 27, 2017 Marvin’s Room Related Shows
Faculty Travel Grants
Even in the age of Skype and video meetings, sometimes there’s no more effective way to seal a partnership than with a meeting in person.Woo Kyun Kim, an assistant professor of poultry science at the University of Georgia, had spent several months trying to finalize a grant-funded project with a private company in South Korea. When he received funding to travel there and finalize arrangements, he said it made all the difference.The funding was part of the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) Office of Global Programs’ Faculty International Travel Funding Program, which offers CAES faculty travel funding to help facilitate international programs.“We had been talking about a project and collaboration, but it’s very hard to nail down all of the details long distance,” Kim said. “I needed to be there to meet in person with colleagues in industry and at the universities.”Once Kim arrived in South Korea, he was able to finalize the grant with CJ Corporation, an animal nutrition company headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. He has now been awarded $183,000 for a multifaceted research project focusing on ways to enhance poultry productivity by enhancing poultry nutrition.“A three-year project will focus on the effect of a particular amino acid on growth performance, bone development and egg production in pullet and laying hens,” he said. “A second component is examining the gene expression of different nutrient transporters in the intestines and liver and how that expression regulates nutrient utilization. Combined with that, we are also studying bone-regulated gene expression.”In addition to the CJ Corporation grant, which will provide funding for graduate students, Kim also has collaborated with South Korea’s National Institute of Animal Science to organize an annual exchange of researchers.All of Kim’s projects center on enhancing poultry production both in South Korea, where poultry is the second leading animal industry, and in the United States.“Here, there is lots of land, so the scale is much bigger,” he said. “In South Korea, there’s not much land, so farmers there have a very intensive system that has a lot of environmental issues. For example, the high level of ammonia created by having a lot of chickens in a small space affects animal health and growth performance. While that’s not as severe a problem in the U.S., the work we do in South Korea could help address environmental issues in both countries.”After returning from South Korea, Kim met with OGP Director Amrit Bart to discuss his successful trip.“The development and nurturing of networks, engaging with multiple private and public-sector donors, and preparing well before departure all played important roles in Dr. Kim returning to the University of Georgia with multiple partnerships and significant funding,” Bart said. “By laying all of the groundwork, when Dr. Kim received a Faculty International Travel Grant, he was able to fly to South Korea and accomplish a great deal of work in just a few days that will benefit both his research and the University of Georgia as a whole.”In order to provide more opportunities for faculty to travel internationally, the Office of Global Programs (OGP) has recently announced changes to the International Faculty Travel Funding Program, according to Victoria McMaken, OGP associate director.“Previously, faculty had to apply for travel funding on an assigned date associated with a specific window of time in which the travel would occur,” she said. “Those restrictions sometimes made it difficult for faculty to apply, as travel plans can change rapidly and faculty didn’t always know their schedules far enough in advance.”Under the new system, a faculty member can submit an application at any of three annual deadlines for travel that will take place any time during the fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30. The next deadline for applications is Jan. 6, 2017.“Dr. Kim is just one example of the success we’re seeing with this program,” Bart said. “As his experience shows, in order to finalize international projects, it is crucial to have the ability to travel and meet face to face with funders and colleagues in other countries.”To learn more about OGP and its programs, visit www.global.uga.edu .
Panama, U.S. Sign Security Agreement
By Dialogo June 21, 2010 The United States and Panama signed a security agreement to reduce and prevent the crime in Darien province, bordering with Colombia. The agreement called the “Darien Initiative” was signed by Panamanian Economy and Finance Minister Alberto Vallarino and U.S. ambassadress to Panama Barbara Stephenson. Vallarino said he was optimistic about the achievements on implementing the agreement, which is mainly centered on the cooperation of the local authorities in order to create “safer communities,” to face the external threats against the civilians. According to Vallarino, the Darien is a vulnerable zone for illegal actions such as weapons trafficking, smuggling and drug trafficking. “The cooperation will be centered on creating better life conditions for the people, mainly for the younger,” added Stephenson. “The goal is to protect vulnerable young people and change their lives with scholarships and create safer communities.” Darien is considered the zone of higher risk for its proximity to Colombia, where there has been armed conflicts since more than 40 years before, including, guerilla, paramilitaries and drug traffickers.
Lawyers must safeguard their independence
Lawyers must safeguard their independence Lawyers must safeguard their independence Mark D. Killian Managing Editor Lawyers are the keepers of the flame that glows in the torch of Lady Liberty, and the profession’s devotion to truth and the rule of law is paramount if lawyers are going to continue to “guard the thin and occasional indistinct line that separates civilization from the jungle,” according to Harvard law professor Arthur MillerAnd lawyers cannot fulfill their role in society unless they remain independent from public opinion, their clients, and the government, Miller told those assembled at the Trial Lawyer Section’s recent Chester Bedell Luncheon at the Bar’s Annual Meeting, which celebrates the independence of American lawyers.Miller said our system of government is sensitive to rights of individuals and ensuring a fair process, and for lawyers to do their work, they must be independent in thought and action.“Without 360 degrees of independence we would not only degrade ourselves professionally and impair our ability to discharge our duties to clients, but we also would not be able to engage in various types of socially desirable work — whether it is aiding the disadvantaged or participating in the policy issues of the day,” Miller saidMiller said there are four major types of independence lawyers must adhere to: independence in the practice of law; independence from public opinion; independence from clients; and independence from government.Independence in the practice of law, Miller said, is less common and feasible today than it once was because most lawyers do not fit the old pattern of the free professional. That is, the independent attorney working in a rural or small community.“In that environment. . . the lawyer was self-employed without long-term ties to particular clients and rather free to pick and choose among the cases offered to him,” Miller said. “Today many lawyers are in large, sometimes extremely large, firms and many others are essentially employed by business, large public and private institutions, and have much less freedom to work and make decisions.”They are subjected to pressure such as a preoccupation with billable hours and the bottom line.“The practice of law, particularly in the major cities, is becoming a business, obscuring what it means to be a professional,” Miller said, adding that there is an understandable desire to reduce costs and delays, which often leads to a preference for avoiding trials at all costs.“Too often the trial lawyer is dominated by the pretrial lawyer who is dominated by the settling lawyer or dominated by the risk adverse lawyer, and all of them are in turn dominated by judicial pressure or client pressure,” he said. “Although compromise is desirable, sometimes going to trial to achieve a result on the merits is best for the client and, depending on the issues involved, may be best for the community.”Miller said lawyers also must remain independent from public opinion, which might seem strange in a society in which people rule.“But we are also a society that respects the rights of unpopular individuals and groups and ideas, and it is the lawyer who must strive to protect them,” Miller said.When the media get into a “frenzy mode,” prejudice and prejudgement are the frequent results, he said.“We should not succumb to that and we should not contribute to that,” Miller said. “The lure of media exposure and self-aggrandizement simply compromises our processes.”He said participating in the frenzy does not benefit clients and contributes to lack of confidence in our system. The phenomena is nothing new.During colonial times, Miller noted, the press helped whip the public into a frenzy over what was termed the Boston Massacre, where British troops fired into ruckus a mob killing five colonists. Lawyer John Adams, who went on to help write the Declaration of Independence and serve as the nation’s second president, defended the soldiers, an unpopular choice for him.“But Adams believed that no person in a free society should be denied the right to counsel or denied a fair trial,” said Miller, adding that it is said that Adams lost half his practice after taking the case. “But in time his representation of the British increased his public standing, making him in the long-run more respected than ever.”Of the six soldiers charged, four were acquitted and two were convicted only of manslaughter.Miller said Adams later wrote, “It was one of the most gallant, generous, manly, and disinterested actions of my whole life and one of the best pieces of service I ever rendered my country.”Miller said short-term bowing to popular opinion may not necessarily produce the greatest payoff in the long-run.“We must remember we have an adversarial system in which fairness depends on spirited advocacy on both sides,” Miller said. “We must never permit the desire to be liked. . . to compromise our independence, our willingness to stand up for our clients.”Miller also said explaining the law and how it functions to the public is generally a good thing and cannot be done by media people.“I don’t think we can depend on them for accuracy, insight, or balance,” Miller said. “How many times has a jury verdict been called a finding of innocence? And how many times has a denial of certiorari been described as a decision on the merits?”Whether it is print or broadcast, the media has no sense of proportion, he said, citing that is evidenced by the present “maniacal, repetitive, and overblown coverage” of the Scott Peterson case, which will soon be replaced by the trial of Kobe Bryant, which in turn will be followed by that of Michael Jackson.“Much of what we do has become a commodity for the media and a free commodity at that,” Miller said. “We cannot participate in the type of pandering that makes a good TV broadcast. We all must exercise independence from the media.”Miller said lawyers also must remain independent from clients, as well.“Once hired, the lawyer wants for good reason to follow his or her own professional judgment instead of the client’s agenda and dictates when the two conflict,” Miller said. “We did not go to law school to become running dogs or ventriloquist’s dummies for our clients. We cannot become beholden to our clients the way I think, sadly, too many doctors have become beholden to their HMOs.”He said the statement “my client made me do it” is not a viable excuse, but an abdication of responsibility.Miller said his TV mentor, Fred Friendly, told him: “It is not enough to tell a client that he or she or it has a legal right to do something. The independent lawyer goes further and counsels the client as to what is the right thing to do.”Miller also holds that independence from government is essential for the American lawyer.“We forget that lawyers in many countries do not have the benefits of any such assumption of independence from government,” Miller said. “A defense lawyer in the former Soviet Union or China today has no independence worthy of its name. To the extent we have it, we should cherish it.”Another colonial times case illustrates the importance of this independence from government pressure, Miller said.In 1735, printer John Peter Zenger was charged with seditious libels for a pamphlet he published about the royal governor of New York. The governor handpicked two judges to hear the case and one of their first acts was to disbar Zenger’s first two lawyers. So Zenger’s friends got Philadelphia’s Andrew Hamilton, considered by many the best trial lawyer in America at the time, to represent him. However, Miller said, the judges would not allow Hamilton to prove the criticisms of the governor were true because English law at that time did not provide that the truth was a defense from libel.Miller said Hamilton argued with “more eloquence and patriotism than with citation of legal authority” that truth should be a defense and, even with the judge’s instruction that the jury must follow the law, they returned a not guilty verdict.“O.J. Simpson was not the first case of jury nullification,” Miller said. “I think the Zenger case illustrates that if the government, or some part of it, tramples on the rights of the people, it is the lawyers who have the independence and courage and resourcefulness to resist.”In the wake of 9/11, Miller asked: “Are we as lawyers properly discharging and honoring the heritage of John Adams and Andrew Hamilton? Are we demonstrating appropriate independence from the government in defense of civil liberties?”Miller said a lawyer’s devotion to truth and the rule of law are more important than simply doing what they are told to do by higher authorities.Wendell Phillips, 150 years ago, said eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, “and that is true in good times and in bad times,” Miller said. August 1, 2004 Managing Editor Regular News
5 reasons I give thanks this Thanksgiving
I am only 1 year away from my 40th anniversary in the credit union movement and so that puts me only a couple of years from a milestone birthday. Recently I was asked to speak at the 10th anniversary of a branding project I did with Rogue Credit Union and shared the stage with a dear friend, now retired, Charlie Baggett. As Charlie and I said goodbye he said “This may be the last time I ever see you.” I don’t like to think like that and reminded him that the LAST time we saw each other he said that. But the reality of it hit me, I may not get the chance to tell all my “work family” how much they mean to me cuz I don’t spend Thanksgiving Day with them. So here goes, the five reasons that I give thanks:Reason #1: The beginning of my core values.Thank you Mr. Beazely for hiring a 15 year old girl as a serving wench in a fish-n-chips restaurant where I spent my entire high school years working so I could help pay for my private school after my dad lost his job. You told me we were put on this earth to serve others and when we serve others we do work that matters. I knew then that I always wanted to do work that matters.Reason #2: People helping people – now I get it.Thank you Tom Sargent, when you first became a credit union CEO for plucking me off of teller row and away from “Mean Jean” and giving me a desk, my first business card and a purpose. I wanted to do work that mattered and by giving me the opportunity to be the FIRST Member Service Rep at our small credit union I set out to demonstrate that I had more to offer than just my “cash handling” skills. I love helping people and it would later explain why I am doing the things I’m doing today. Reason #3: Dressing for SuccessThank you to Sarah Canepa Bang for also recognizing that this crazy young woman that took lots of, shall we say “fashion chances” really wanted to be in management and should be in management. I’ll never forget the day you pulled me aside in the mail room at the Oregon Credit Union League and told me that I could definitely “pull off” the bright lime green flowered pants I was wearing that day (you could see them from space), but I should dress for where I want to “be” not where I am. That was the day I went to Casual Corner and put my first suit on layaway. Reason #4: Cooperation among Cooperatives – now I really get it!Thank you to Jack Antonini and Shawna Luna for being my current work family and where I hope to finish my credit union career. When I discovered the trade association for CUSOs little did I know that I would find my bumble bees (reference No Rain video by Blind Melon – Google it). CUSO people have the cooperative heart combined with a shrewd mind for business and there is no better combination in my opinion. Reason #5: The Final Chapter – bringing it all together. Thank you to Chief John Gurule for never making me feel like an old woman and for having faith that I could become not just an Emergency Medical Technician with virtually NO medical background, but you pushed me to become an Advanced EMT. I’ll never forget when I first met you at the Fire Station Open House, recruiting for volunteers. You told me “Our only job is to help people get through their WORST day with dignity and compassion.” I hope I’ve been doing that my entire career, but now it’s in my community and I consider your time and your faith in me to be a precious gift that I intend to give back well into my retirement years. Now somebody pass me the gravy! Happy Thanksgiving y’all. 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Denise Wymore Denise started her credit union career over 30 years ago as a Teller for Pacific NW Federal Credit Union in Portland, Oregon. She moved up and around the org. chart … Web: www.nacuso.org Details
How to hold a great virtual meeting
1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jeff Rendel Jeff Rendel, Certified Speaking Professional, and President of Rising Above Enterprises works with credit unions that want elite results in sales, service, and strategy. Each year, he addresses and facilitates … Web: www.risingaboveenterprises.com Details Face-to-face, in-person meetings carry a lot of value – teamwork, networking, and catching up – but, sometimes, virtual meetings are timelier and more convenient, if not downright necessary. Like a live meeting, virtual meetings take just as much preparation – and a little more patience – to ensure success. Here are ten tips to help assure your next virtual meeting (Slack, WebEx, Zoom, etc.) is as productive as having the entire team onsite.Assign a facilitator. If kept unchecked, virtual meetings can get a little out of hand (distance, buffering, over-talking, etc.). Task the facilitator with keeping the meeting on track and managing appropriate involvement (and, respect your request of the facilitator, too).Work from an agenda. Send an agenda to all – well-ahead of time – and work from it. Expect that participants come prepared with comments or questions for dialogue.Come prepared to contribute. This requires all to pre-read, conduct due diligence, and plan to participate. This helps create strong ideas and solutions during the meeting, rather than a lot of “Let me get back to you” remarks.Use a call-in number. Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is contemporary; but, occasionally Internet audio lacks good quality. A dial-in number is dedicated to audio; but, be mindful of too many speaking at the same time (mobile call-ins tend to cut other lines off).Turn the video feature “On.” It’s a fantastic way to make everyone feel that they are in the same room. Plus, being on camera compels engagement (which is what you need from any meeting).Eliminate distractions. Sign off email, close your web browser, shut your door, and put the cat in another room (seriously; email me if you want to hear the story). Any distraction lessens your attention and diminishes your focus for the meeting.Involve everyone. While not all will equally contribute, hearing from each is vital. As facilitator, go “around the room” several times to make sure everyone can take part.Use the “Raise Hand” feature. In person facilitation is straightforward; one can manage the flow of conversation by being present. When many are part of the discussion, raise your virtual hand so the facilitator knows you have some feedback.Use visuals. While it’s good to see everyone on screen, it’s equally nice to see the highlights of the conversation. Use the notetaking and screen sharing features of your video conferencing platform.Keep meetings to one hour. Attention spans begin to wane, and effectiveness can dip: more reason for a good agenda. If extra time is needed, take a 30-minute break to think about solutions offered and return with a focus on results.Virtual meeting technology allows communication between teams at a distance to be more routine. Success during these meetings asks that we respect time and be present. Commitment to both helps organizations and professionals meet and move forward, regardless of location.
Chemung County confirms second positive case of COVID-19
This announcement came after they confirmed their first positive case earlier in the day on Sunday. CHEMUNG COUNTY (WBNG) — The Chemung County Health Department announced a second positive case of the coronavirus on Sunday. Health Department staff are currently working to find people who have been in contact with the individual. Chemung County Executive Christopher Moss said there will be more information on Monday, March 23. They also want to make the public aware of the fact that test results come back at different dates and times depending on what labs they were sent to and the backlog of those facilities. For more coverage of the coronavirus, click here.
West Nile fever can be lengthy, serious illness
Sep 8, 2004 (CIDRAP News) – West Nile fever, usually considered a relatively benign manifestation of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus, can be a prolonged, serious illness, according to a study published Sep 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.The authors, led by John T. Watson, MD, MSc, of the Chicago Department of Public Health, write that most West Nile studies have focused on patients who contract meningitis or encephalitis. However, three serologic studies in the United States and Romania showed that those conditions occur in only about 1 in 150 infected people, the researchers note. Of the approximately 20% of infected people who have symptoms, most have West Nile fever only.West Nile fever is generally described as a febrile illness of sudden onset lasting 3 to 6 days, with malaise, anorexia, nausea, vomiting, eye pain, headache, sore muscles, and rash. Interviews with 98 Illinois residents who contracted nonparalytic West Nile fever in 2002, however, revealed a more debilitating, longer-lasting illness.The authors located former West Nile patients through public health agency records. The Illinois Department of Public Health tested cerebrospinal fluid and blood specimens submitted for suspected arboviral infection in 2002 and notified local health authorities of the results. People with positive results who didn’t have paralytic fever, meningitis, or encephalitis were considered to have West Nile fever; 331 cases met this definition. One hundred forty of those people lived in the jurisdictions of cooperating health departments. Of that number, the authors were able to contact and interview 98.The authors report that 63% of the respondents said they had symptoms for at least 30 days, and the median time for full recovery was about 2 months. Fatigue was the most commonly reported symptom. Ninety-four respondents said they had felt exhausted for a median of 36 days. More than half of respondents reported fever, headache, muscle pain, muscle weakness, rash, neck pain or stiffness, and difficulty concentrating, the study said. The median duration of muscle weakness was 28 days.West Nile fever also kept people home, causing 57 respondents to miss a median of 10 days of work or school. Thirty respondents had been hospitalized, with a median stay of 5 days. The rest received outpatient medical care, and nine people reported having physical or occupational therapy.The researchers suggest that the severe illness reported might be due to changes in the virus. They recommend mandatory reporting of West Nile fever to facilitate timely public health interventions such as mosquito control.Watson J, Pertel P, Jones R, et al. Clinical characteristics and functional outcomes of West Nile fever. Ann Intern Med 2004:141(5):360 [Abstract]
Surge in data traffic expected during Idul Fitri as more people stay home
The estimated increase this year was slightly higher than the 20 percent to 30 percent increase seen in the corresponding period last year because of large-scale social restrictions to curb the COVID-19 outbreak, with school and offices temporarily closed and many religious and public events banned.The fast-spreading coronavirus has infected people in at least 32 provinces of the country. As of Wednesday, 240 patients have died of the disease while 222 people have recovered.Read also: Telkomsel reports 16 percent jump in broadband traffic as people follow physical distancing rulesEven with more and more people expected to stay at home, the minister said, the bandwidth currently offered by cellular operators should be able to sustain the rising demand.Between February 16 and March 29, Indonesians’ length of stay at home increased by 15 percent, according to data released on April 1 by American multinational tech giant Google. Their movement to transit stations correspondingly declined by 54 percent, to parks by 52 percent, to retail and recreational places by 47 percent, to grocery and pharmaceutical stores by 27 percent as well as to offices by 15 percent.“We are ensuring the availability of adequate bandwidth with the operators,” said Johnny, a NasDem Party politician. “We have yet to see any extraordinary increase. It is still under control and the capacity of existing bandwidth [is sufficient].”Johnny added he was concerned about hoaxes related to the novel coronavirus circulating on the internet as people spend more time online.Topics : The Communications and Information Ministry is expecting national data traffic to rise by up to 40 percent during Idul Fitri, set to take place on May 24, as people may be staying at home to avoid contracting the novel coronavirus.Since the government issued the stay-at-home order in March, the ministry has recorded a 5 percent to 10 percent increase in data traffic compared to normal levels.“We are working with cellular operators to anticipate an increase ranging from 30 percent to 40 percent in data traffic during Ramadan and Idul Fitri,” Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate said in a statement released on Wednesday.