MOST READ His freebies with 10.4 seconds left sealed the deal for the Saints team, comprised of stars from Perpetual, San Beda, Letran, San Sebastian, and St. Benilde.Gab Dagangon added 14 markers and three boards, while Rey Nambatac had 12 points, three assists, and two rebounds for the Saints.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Heroes had a chance to tie the game in the final minute, but Tey Teodoro lost the handle on his drive as the Saints secured the steal, before Eze got hacked on his undergoal stab in the last 10 seconds.Coach Boyet Fernandez enjoyed the rare chance to mentor these collection of players. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPrince Eze imposed his presence down low and carried the Saints over Heroes, 84-80, in the 2017 NCAA All-Star Game Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Nigerian big man continued his dominant tear, tallying a double-double of 17 points, 14 rebounds, and three blocks to come away with the All-Star MVP award.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees LATEST STORIES Quarters: 23-18, 45-41, 66-64, 84-80. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No Christmas Mass at Notre Dame for first time in two centuries PLAY LIST 01:42No Christmas Mass at Notre Dame for first time in two centuries03:48Passengers flock to Naia one day before ‘Undas’04:36Undas 2019: Remembering the dead and reuniting with the living01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net“At least, the players enjoyed the game. We did try to balance the playing time for everyone so that they’ll be given a chance to play. At least in the end, when it was a close game, we made some stops,” he said.CJ Perez paced the Heroes team, made up of studs from Lyceum, JRU, EAC, Arellano, and Mapua, with 15 points, four rebounds, four steals, three assists, and a block.Jerome Garcia also went 3-of-4 from threes to wound up with nine markers in the defeat.The Scores:SAINTS 84 – Eze 17, Dagangon 14, Nambatac 12, Bolick 7, Quinto 6, Baetiong 6, Mocon 5, Valdez 5, Potts 4, Calvo 3, Domingo 3, Dixon 1, Baytan 0, Castor 0, Ylagan 0.HEROES 80 – Perez 15, Garcia 9, Salado 8, Victoria 7, Flores 6, Mendoza 6, Teodoro 5, Munsayac 5, Grospe 4, Enriquez 4, Bunag 4, Nzeusseu 3, Raflores 3, Onwubere 1, Ayaay 0.ADVERTISEMENT Kobe Paras relishes representing Philippines Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments
– Advertisement – Mr. Doe: “Establishing NICTBB will ensure connectivity in all fifteen counties and improve sector growth…” –Thomas Wesseh DoeThomas Wesseh Doe, founder and chief executive officer of WESAGROCOM, Inc., an ICT (information communication technology) and real estate company, says there is the need for a national network that would ensure connectivity in all fifteen counties of Liberia.In a recent interview at the Daily Observer office in Paynesville, Mr. Doe said the implementation of a national network will ensure effective communication across counties as well as improve government’s service delivery.In 2010, the government and its partners invested US$25 million to land the ACE cable in Liberia, with the government paying 60 percent of the cost while LIBTELCO shouldered 20 percent, and the telecom giants, Lonestar and the erstwhile Cellcom (now Orange), paid the remaining 20 percent.However, Mr. Doe said this major national asset is being underutilized, and Liberians are not benefitting from it. “This is why we are saying that if government and its partners can make US$6 million available we will construct this national backbone that will serve the country well,” he suggested.While mobile usage in Liberia has exploded over the past decade, the total number of internet users/internet penetration, has remained relatively low. Out of the estimated five million Liberians, about a quarter of a million are estimated to be regular internet users compared to a little over 2 million mobile phone users. Access to the internet and internet literacy are integral drivers of national development. Therefore, the initiation of the NICTBB (National ICT Broadband Backbone) project will expedite sector growth, Mr. Doe said.“There is an urgent need for a national backbone or network in the country, which must be built in stages throughout Liberia, and these come with enormous benefits, including telecommunications, education, employment, medicine and intra-governmental connectivity through a government network,” he added.The NICTBB, according to Mr. Doe, will be a massive infrastructure network spanning the entire country, providing high capacity long-distance transmission services to licensed, fixed and mobile network operators, internet service providers, and other value added network service providers.“This means these operators will be effectively and efficiently monitored because they will no longer be in control of their own systems. They will all be connected to the national network. With this, we believe government revenue generation will definitely increase to cover the entire country,” Mr. Doe said.The NICTBB would also be a key project in transforming Liberia into a regional ICT hub, he said.Access to the internet and internet literacy has strategically been designated as a key driver of Liberia’s development, and with the development of a NICTBB, the stage would be set for private and public investments to deliver much needed ICT services throughout the country, which would subsequently establish NICTBB as a strong force in the sector in the Mano River Union region.Doe said the NICTBB will be a huge benefit to Liberia in a lot of ways. In the education sector, he said, it will help improve the methods and speed at which educational materials are delivered to rural people, and foster effective and efficient research programs.“It will also create employment in new career possibilities and opportunities in every field of study. In medicine it will give access to e-medicine, provision of adequate medical services, improve medical record keeping…remote diagnostics, new medical education for nurses and doctors,” he said.“The network will also improve government network, the e-government initiative, connecting all government ministries, agencies, and command centers for political parties that would enable them to be in control of their campaigns by establishing a connection to all their campaign activities.“Our primary objective is to provide technical assistance toward the construction of an affordable and effective telecommunications network for the entire nation,” said Mr. Doe.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
“Aubameyang was sick, so we will assess him,” said Wenger on Friday.Arsenal are hoping Aubameyang can reignite his prolific partnership with former Dortmund teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who also joined from Manchester United last month as part of the deal that took Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford.An unusually busy transfer window for Wenger also saw Olivier Giroud join Chelsea, while Theo Walcott could quickly come back to haunt the side he played with for over a decade when he returns to the Emirates in an Everton shirt.Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi joined Dortmund to complete a striker swap triangle between the two London sides and the German giants.“It was difficult because of course Dortmund needed a replacement,” added Wenger on the drawn-out deal for Aubameyang.“It was a cryptic deal because Giroud went to Chelsea and Batshuayi went to Dortmund. That is why it was short in time and tense until the end.”A frantic few days was rounded off when German playmaker Mesut Ozil ended speculation over his future by signing a new three-year deal on Thursday.“Many predicted Ozil would not commit but it is good news for Arsenal,” said Wenger.“The fact you can keep a player of that calibre is good news.”However, Wenger admitted he didn’t get all he wished for in the January window as Arsenal’s leaky defence went unstrengthened despite persistent rumours of a bid for West Brom’s Jonny Evans.No side in the top eight of the Premier League has conceded more goals than Arsenal’s 34 this season and their defensive frailties were again clear as they lost 3-1 at relegation threatened Swansea on Tuesday night.“I couldn’t do everything. I wanted to do more,” added Wenger.“Our defensive numbers are not good enough. That’s where we needed some possible strengthening as well.“We have to improve our defensive numbers. We want to go in the top four. We have to improve our offensive numbers and defensive numbers.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is fighting to be fit for his Arsenal debut due to illness © AFP/File / John MACDOUGALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 2 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger may be forced to wait before handing club record signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang his debut after the Gabon striker missed training on Friday due to illness.Aubameyang joined the Gunners from Borussia Dortmund in a £56 million switch on Wednesday, but may be forced to sit out Saturday’s visit of Everton.
Harrow Weald’s super-featherweight prospect Mitchell Smith knocked out Antonio Horvatic in devastating fashion at Bethnal Green’s York Hall. Smith [pictured] poleaxed his Croatian opponent with a four-punch flurry in the third round, prompting the referee to stop the fight without bothering to count.The victory extended Smith’s unbeaten record to 11-0 and kept the WBO European champion, 22, on course for a British title shot later this year.Meanwhile, Wembley welterweight Gary Corcoran also extended his unbeaten record to 11-0, beating Adam Jones on points.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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The explosion of data driven by sensors, data mining and social media and other Web-based interactions means that more and more companies will need to find ways of dealing with massive data sets – even companies that haven’t typically been data driven before. But new business analytics applications may require more processing power than your organization has ever needed before, requiring you to find ways to handle data as efficiently as possible. Infrastructure-as-a-service providers and inexpensive data warehousing appliances with in-memory analytics will provide options for many organizations. But some may find distributed computing a better fit for their organization’s big data needs.Scientists and academics have been taking advantage of distributed computing for years, but it’s an approach that can benefit information workers in other areas. Here are some methods of running applications in distributed environments, including some newer approaches. Beowulf ClusteringMade popular by NASA in 1993, cluster computing uses commodity hardware to pool resources for virtual applications. Pooling multiple systems allows you to take advantage of parallel processing. Parallel processing puts multiple processors to work on a problem simultaneously – multiple slower processors working in parallel are generally more efficient than a single fast processor working alone. Supercomputers use multiple processors for parallel processing, but a cluster of low-end machines working in unison can become the equivalent of a large supercomputer.Beowulf clustering is a popular architecture for cluster computing. The open source Parallel Virtual Machine (PVM) software package and Message Passing Interface (MPI) implementations, such as OpenMPI or MPICH, are common software for building these clusters.The advantage of using this approach is that you can run an application on a large number of inexpensive pieces of hardware, including systems with completely different hardware. However, some of the newer methods we’ll discuss next may be preferable.Server AggregationAlthough a Beowulf cluster attempts to mimic the behavior of a single machine with multiple processors, each part of the cluster still has its own operating system and software stack installed. Instead of having a virtual application that runs across several machines with each running an operating system, the server aggregation approach runs a single instance of an OS across all the servers in a cluster. Therefore, all the physical resources go to the virtual machine.This can be a real cost saver. The cost of servers is non-linear, so it’s generally cheaper to buy several two-socket systems than a single multi-socket system. And since you’ll have multiple servers, they can be used for other purposes when you don’t need them for massive number crunching jobs.Server aggregation is a relatively new approach to virtualization. As far as we know the only company to offer server aggregation solutions is ScaleMP. However, we expect to see this approach take off over the next few years.Server aggregation makes sense if you want to use your own hardware. But what if you want to use a public infrastructure-as-a-service?Virtual Cluster AppliancesA virtual appliance is typically a VM designed to do a specific function with minimal configuration. Virtual cluster appliances are VMs designed for cluster computing right of the out of the box. You can learn more about the approach here.One of the advantages here is that these VMs can be deployed to a cloud service like Amazon EC2. Instead of hosting several physical servers running virtualization or aggregation software, you can have many virtual servers running in parallel in the cloud. You still get the advantage of massively parallel computing, but without the hassle of running physical infrastructure.The Nimbus Project is an open source toolkit for creating virtual infrastructure for cluster computing. It was used by the STAR project build a 100 VM cluster on EC2. Another source for virtual cluster appliances is Grid Appliance, which offers both a general purpose cluster appliance and one built specifically for Apache Hadoop.Photo by hutch Tags:#Server Virtualization#solution-series Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… klint finley
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Government#international#politics#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts curt hopkins A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… An innocuous-sounding set of rules called the “Information Technology (Electronic Service Delivery) Rules, 2011” [pdf] went quietly into effect last month in India. These rules, possessing the force of law, practically guarantees that no user of electronic communications in one of the world’s largest countries will ever be completely safe from persecution again. Under the new rules, anyone who objects to content online will be able to effect that content’s immediate removal. The justifications for removal are so extensive and so vague that virtually anything will qualify for removal. “Won’t someone please think about the children!?” Here are the many, many grounds upon which a disgruntled person may now compel the censorship of online content in India.That content…(a) belongs to another person and to which the user does not haveany right to;(b) is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory,obscene, pornographic, paedophilic, libellous, invasive ofanother’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable,disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering orgambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever;(c) harm minors in any way;(d) infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietaryrights;(e) violates any law for the time being in force;(f) deceives or misleads the addressee about the origin of suchmessages or communicates any information which is grosslyoffensive or menacing in nature;(g) impersonate another person;(h) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files orprograms designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality ofany computer resource;13(i) threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty ofIndia, friendly relations with foreign states, or or public order orcauses incitement to the commission of any cognisable offence orprevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any othernation.My favorite is “harm minors in any way.” In any way, mind you. Some are more equal than others.This law will allow anyone – let’s be reasonable, anyone with money or power – to shut down any critic, journalist, blogger, satirist, religious or ethnic minority, woman, gay person, union member, attorney, activist, loud-mouthed poor person or smart aleck. Theoretically, the law is open to anyone. In other words, a poor farmer could demand a rich software CEO take down a blog post. That, of course, won’t happen. However, should the farmer start a blog criticizing the CEO for riding around on an American software tycoon’s cigarette boat while his employees go without health care, that executive could demand the blog be censored because it interferes with “friendly relations with foreign states.”“Intermediaries,” such as ISPs and Internet cafes, are also liable for any such criminal act. So, the small Internet cafe our farmer uses would also be charged with breaking the law. This sort of “law” is common in highly repressive, authoritarian, non-democractic countries. India deserves better. This law is, plain and simple, a tool of control, one that doesn’t belong in a democracy. Of course, given India’s authoritarian decisions regarding everything from the Blackberry to national ID cards, the term “democracy” in this context seems a little inexact. Yahoo Bangalore photo by Eirik Refsdahl | farm photo by Parag Purandare | other source: New York Times
Around 25 Maoists, including women, attacked the Masudan railway station in Bihar’s Munger district, torched its signalling panel and abducted Mukesh Kumar, an assistant station master and a porter late on Tuesday night. The two were released on Wednesday evening, 16 hours after the abduction even as police, the CRPF and other paramilitary personnel mounted a massive search for them. Issues threatRajesh Kumar, chief public relations officer (CPRO) of East-Central Railway said the incident disrupted movement of trains on the Kiul-Jamalpur section of the division for several hours, causing inconvenience to passengers. Later, the Maoists called the railway control room in Malda through the abducted ASM, and threatened to kill the captives, “if trains are allowed to ply on the Kiul-Jamalpur section.”Many trains were diverted through Jhajha and Barauni and some services were curtailed, said the official. Both the captives were released at Jagdishpur in Lakhisarai district, neighbouring Munger. The Maoists had earlier called a 48-hour bandh in Bihar and Jharkhand to protest “Operation Greenhunt.” “A joint team of the Central Reserve Police Force, Sashastra Seema Bal and the special task force of the Bihar police launched a hunt in the forest and hilly areas for the Maoists involved in the attack and abduction,” Additional Director General of Police Sanjiv Kumar Singhal told The Hindu. The operation is being conducted under the supervision of Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kundan Krishnan and IG (Railway) Amit Kumar, he added.On August 3 this year, a group of Maoists had hijacked a train in Lakhisarai district and abducted two cabin men as part of their week-long protest termed ‘Shahadat Saptah’ (martyr pledge). Meanwhile, the opposition RJD leaders attacked the NDA government and said “law and order has completely broken down in the State”.
Transfers Wenger wants FFP to be fixed or completely ditched Dejan Kalinic Last updated 2 years ago 08:45 23/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) BEN STANSALL Transfers Arsène Wenger Arsenal Premier League The Arsenal boss believes that within the next year major changes will be brought to the regulation of transfer fees Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes “something will happen” in the next 12 months to slow rising transfer fees.The Frenchman had been a supporter of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations before he questioned its value in the wake of Neymar’s world-record €222 million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.Wenger, whose team will host West Brom in the Premier League on Monday, said he expects moves to be made to slow clubs’ spending. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing “Something will happen,” he said.”It is for the first time that politically the German prime minister came out and the president of UEFA came out and I think politically something will happen in the next 12 months to regulate and limit the transfer amount.”Wenger said there were two options going forward – either stricter regulations, or none at all.”You have to go one of two ways. Regulate it properly, or leave it completely open,” he said.”But you cannot be in between. That is where we are at the moment. That is only to the advantage of some clubs who can deal with rules in a legal way.”The regulation has to be stricter and clearer, or open it completely: you can do what you want, provided you can guarantee you have the money to pay.”
MLS MLS records fall on final day of 2017 regular season Goal Last updated 2 years ago 07:48 10/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) John Hefti MLS Toronto Atlanta United v Toronto Atlanta United A host of MLS marks fell on the final day of the 2017 regular season, with Toronto, Atlanta and Minnesota all hitting the record books Decision Day 2017 was one for the record books in Major League Soccer. Aside from the late drama on the pitch that earned the San Jose Earthquakes a playoff spot, records fell all around the league. Toronto FC set the most impressive mark, with the club’s 2-2 draw against Atlanta United running the team’s total haul for the season to 69 points, the most ever for an MLS team in a season. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Dusts Off @MLS Record Books pic.twitter.com/lXrAX5Wjti— Toronto FC (@torontofc) October 22, 2017That same match saw a crowd of 71,874 pack the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, setting a new standalone game record for the league, though in this case Atlanta was merely replacing its own record set earlier this season against Orlando City. A new page in the history booksYou’ve done it again, Atlanta #UniteAndConquer pic.twitter.com/4i0us2BsCn— Atlanta United FC (@ATLUTD) October 22, 2017There were also goals aplenty.The 46 goals scored on Sunday marks the highest-scoring single day in MLS history, and for the first time in league history 10 players have reached the 15 goal mark, with CJ Sapong and Jozy Altidore both netting on the final day. Sapong’s 15th goal of the season set a new club mark for the Philadelphia Union as well, while the Columbus Crew saw Ola Kamara net his 18th goal of the campaign, good enough to equal the club’s previous single-season scoring mark held by Stern John. With goals by CJ Sapong and Jozy Altidore, 10 players in #MLS have now scored 15 goals, most ever in a single season#DecisionDay— MLS Communications (@MLS_PR) October 22, 2017Chris Wondolowski also managed to move himself up a bit in MLS record books, pulling level with Jeff Cunningham with his 134th league goal, good for second all-time behind MLS career leader Landon Donovan (145). While the Earthquakes earned a playoff spot, they did so with the second-worst goal differential of any playoff team in the history of the league at minus-21. The last-minute goal for the Earthquakes also set one other record, with Minnesota United giving up its 70th goal of the season. That total sets the mark for goals against, passing the 1998 Colorado Rapids, who gave up 69 strikes.