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Topal to study in the USA

first_imgTopal was a surprise bronze medallist at the 2015 Games, producing an 11.99m national junior record jump to finish third behind Rellie Kaputin who won gold and Milika Tuivanuavou of Fiji who had just completed her four year US University program.NMHU is in the city of Las Vegas and their athletes compete in Division 2 of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA) program. “Annie’s performance attracted the attention of a number of colleges, but there were a number of requirements she needed to fulfil including the SAT test and NCAA registration before any arrangements could be finalised,” said Athletics PNG Secretary, Philip Rehder.Meanwhile, the East New Britain Provincial Government has also pledged to support talented athletes from the province to pursue a career in track and field while studying in the USA.This follows a decision made last September endorsing a submission by Athletics PNG (APNG) Inc. for some assistance for its athletes studying overseas. A joint announcement about this program will shortly be made by APNG Inc and the Office of the Provincial Administrator.last_img read more

PSL: Cignal HD secures semis berth, overcomes Generika-Ayala

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Allen Durham returning to help Meralco’s PBA Governors’ Cup bid Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Asian stocks follow Wall Street higher after US-China deal Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian With the rise of e-commerce, is it also the end for our beloved CD-R King? MANILA, Philippines–Cignal HD averted a late fourth-set collapse to preserve a 25-15, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22 win over Generika-Ayala Saturday and earn a spot in the Philippine Superliga All Filipino Conference semifinals at Ynares Sports Center.ADVERTISEMENT The HD Spikers squandered five straight points but still got the right breaks down the stretch to score the triumph. They will take on the two-time defending champions Petron Blaze Spikers in the semifinals starting on Tuesday.Rachel Anne Daquis finished with 14 points, while Jovelyn Gonzaga added 10 for Cignal which also capitalized on its towering frontline to score 16 kill-blocks against just five by Generika.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsGenerika-Ayala, which has won twice over Cignal in the preliminaries, leaned heavily in Fiola Ceballos and Patty Orendain who turned in 17 and 11 points, respectively. ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off on Targaryens may premiere in 2022 TECO donates $100,000 to typhoon-stricken Sorsogon Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Today’s sports

first_imgWEEKEND TV/RADIOTODAY BOXING 4:30 p.m.Clippers at Boston Celtics.PRIME/710 5 p.m.New Jersey Nets at Orlando Magic.ESPN 5:30 p.m.Lakers at Indiana Pacers. (T)Ch. 9/570 7:30 p.m.Chicago Bulls at Seattle Sonics.ESPN TRACK AND FIELD 4 p.m.Millrose Games.ESPN2 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 6 p.m.Friday Night Fights.ESPN2 8 p.m.Roman Martnez vs. Francisco Lorenzo, super lightweights.Ch. 46 center_img 11 p.m.James Kirkland vs. Billy Lyell. (T)SHO GOLF NoonPGA: FBR Open – Second Round.GOLF 5:30 a.m.European PGA: Dubai Desert Classic – Third Round. (T)GOLF NBA last_img read more

Zesco out to stop Wydad in final CAF group match

first_imgThe psychological advantage ahead of the final-round match lies with Wydad as they overcame Zesco more comfortably than the 2-0 scoreline suggests in Morocco two months ago.Walid El Karty nodded Wydad into an early lead and a second half own-goal by Kenyan David Owino sealed the fate of under-the-cosh Zesco.Coached by former Real Madrid manager and Liverpool striker John Toshack, Wydad top the table with 10 points despite a mid-group crisis.After defeating ASEC Mimosas in the Ivory Coast and Zesco, the 2011 Champions League runners-up took only one point of a possible six off struggling giants Al Ahly of Egypt.And they battled to translate dominance over ASEC at home into goals until Congo Brazzaville-born Fabrice Ondama scored in the final minute to deliver a crucial 2-1 win.That result, and Zesco holding record eight-time African champions Ahly 2-2 away, eliminated the Egyptian and Ivorian clubs from the title contest.Zesco have exceeded expectations by reaching the semi-finals although coach George Lwandamina remains worried about concentration lapses in defence.“Our defence has a tendency to fall asleep after we score and this allows opponents back into matches,” said Lwandamina, who doubles as the caretaker national coach.What the Zambian outfit do have in abundance, though, is consistent goal scorers with Idris Mbombo from the Democratic RepubIic of Congo scoring five in this Champions League campaign.Clatous Chama and Kenyan Jesse Were have notched four each and John Ching’andu three, and Zesco struck six goals in two previous home group games.Failing to reach the semi-finals cost Ahly coach and former Tottenham Hotspur manager Martin Jol his job amid safety concerns.Netherlands-born Jol was threatened on social media and furious supporters of the Cairo Red Devils reportedly reacted to the African exit by trying to disrupt a training session.Assistant coach Ossama Orabi has taken charge for the meaningless midweek match against 1998 champions ASEC at Stade Robert Champroux in Abidjan.Another fixture where only pride is at stake involves already-eliminated Enyimba of Nigeria and Sundowns in Port Harcourt. Zamalek have a bye as Entente Setif of Algeria were disqualified.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Zesco United players line up before a past matchJOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Aug 22 – Wydad Casablanca of Morocco need a point at Zesco United of Zambia on Wednesday to win Group A and set up a CAF Champions League semi-final showdown with Zamalek of Egypt.But if the 1992 African champions lose at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, they will drop to second spot and face Group B winners Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa instead.last_img read more

Revealed: The players with the most left-footed goals in Premier League history

first_img 11 11 9= Gareth Barry (Aston Villa, Manchester City, Everton and West Brom) has scored 40 left-footed goals in the Premier League – Click the right arrow above to find out who has scored the most since 1992… 6. Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea, Bolton, Manchester City, and Liverpool) has scored 45 left-footed goals in the Premier League 5. Louis Saha (Newcastle, Fulham, Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham) scored 46 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 9= Juan Mata (Chelsea and Manchester United) has scored 40 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 11 11 8. Gary Speed (Leeds, Everton, Newcastle and Bolton) scored 42 left-footed goals in the Premier League 2. Robin van Persie (Arsenal and Manchester United) scored 94 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 9= Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) has scored 40 left-footed goals in the Premier League 7. Harry Kewell (Leeds United and Liverpool) scored 43 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 3. Ryan Giggs (Manchester United) scored 83 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 11 In football parlance, the left foot is a wand.Considering this, we’re pretty sure Mohamed Salah’s wizardry with Liverpool is reaching the levels of Merlin.This season, in the Premier League, Salah has hit 22 goals and an astonishing 19 of them have been struck with his left boot.Mohamed Salah goals: Another record set to tumble as Liverpool star beats Bale, Van Persie and FowlerThe Egyptian is already set to break the record for most goals of this type in one campaign.But how far off is he from being the most prolific scorer of left-footed goals in Premier League history?Click the right arrow above to find out… 4. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea, West Brom, Everton and Manchester United) has scored 49 left-footed goals in the Premier League 11 1. Robbie Fowler (Liverpool, Leeds United and Manchester City) scored 105 left-footed goals in the Premier Leaguelast_img read more

Checkpoint Systems Introduces RFID Versions of Its Mini and Attack Spider Wraps

first_imgCheckpoint Systems has recently announced RFID versions of its Mini and Attack Spider Wraps.Previously available for use with traditional electronic article surveillance (EAS) systems, the new RFID versions are ideal for retailers seeking to protect a wide range of high-risk merchandise with RFID technology. This advanced technology ensures that protected products are available for purchase by consumers.According to Stuart Rosenthal, vice president of sales and marketing for Checkpoint’s Alpha High-Theft Solutions, “Retailers are increasing their RFID footprint in stores and as a result Alpha is supporting these retailers with RFID-enabled products to protect high-risk merchandise and ensure merchandise visibility.”- Sponsor – Mini Spider WrapRFID and EAS versions of the Mini Spider Wrap offer 32-inch cable lengths to maximize display opportunities for small packaged goods, such as housewares, coffee makers, iPods, mobile phones video game hardware, software zip drives, ink and toner cartridges, etc.The strong internal clutch mechanism enables cables to be cinched tightly, providing increased security for smaller boxed merchandise.Key features of this two-alarm unit include:Tough, secure and reusableProtected speaker minimizes defeat and produces a 95 dBA alarmEasy-wind flip top creates a more secure fit7-strand aircraft grade cable for maximum protectionRed flashing LED creates a visual deterrentAuto-lock feature reduces the number of steps required to applyLithium battery provides years of hassle-free operationAttack Spider WrapRFID and EAS versions of the Attack Spider Wrap offer 70-inch and 102-inch cable lengths to protect medium to large packaged goods, especially heavy merchandise such as TVs, computers, boxed electronics and power tools. A strong internal clutch enables the cables to cinch much tighter providing increased security. Attack Spider Wraps® are intuitive to use and provide unyielding protection.Key features of the two-alarm unit include:70″ and 102″ length, 7-strand aircraft grade cable for maximum protectionTough, secure and reusableProtected speaker minimizes defeat and produces a 95+ dBA alarmInternal clutch and easy-wind flip top creates a more secure fitRed flashing LED and speaker grill create a strong visual deterrentAuto-lock feature reduces the number of steps required to applyLithium battery provides years of hassle-free operationAvailabilityThe new RFID versions of Checkpoint’s Spider Wraps are available immediately. For more information, visit checkpointsystems.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Every Tweet Counts: Google News Adds “Most Shared” Section

first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Google#news#web Google News has begun experimenting with a section titled “most shared” on its home page, apparently tracking activity on outside social networks including Twitter. When people say that some amount of social technology is going to infiltrate every nook and cranny of the internet, they aren’t kidding.The new feature has been given subtle placement on the page; it appears just below the Fast Flip section, near the bottom right hand corner of the page – where probably a mere several million people will see it each day. Its appearance was first reported by independent watch dog blog Google Operating System. At first blush, the new feature has some up sides and some down sides. Google started including Twitter, MySpace and a number of smaller social networks in its “real time updates” section early in 2010. The company is believed to have paid millions of dollars for access to the Twitter firehose, which dominates the real time search section of the site.We’ve emailed Google for confirmation that this in fact where it’s looking for sharing activity. The Good News and the Bad NewsWhy not count the links in that real time stream and use those analytics to do interesting things in Google News? It appears to be a wise move, though it’s nice to see the new feature displayed low on the page.That’s because these kinds of “most popular” widgets run a serious risk of building a self-fulfilling, self-referential, lowest common denominator news cycle that mirrors the old ways and worst parts of broadcast news. Not to mention the risk that the algorithms be effectively gamed by sites pumped up by drooling half-human spam-bot marketing zombie accounts on social networks. Some kind of algorithm must be in place, too, to separate ostensible news coverage from craven link-bait, in the case of sites that publish both. It would probably be safe to assume that there’s some hybrid human eye being kept on what gets into this “most shared” section, much as tech news aggregator Techmeme has humans augmenting machines.On the other hand, such a feature could help highlight another perspective on important news being passed around. It might catch some things you might not want to miss. Individual human editors, pure algorithms and social popularity contests all highlight different content at different times. If I’m looking for general interest news, though, I’d like even that analyzed from multiple perspectives. That’s why Newsy is one of my favorite mainstream news services.Day in and day out, I’ll take a long-tail of smart, topical content that enriches my life and mind, whether millions of other people appreciate it or not. But if I was on the front page of Google News and saw the “most shared” widget? Yeah, I’d check it.center_img marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Marketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & more

first_imgMarketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & moreYou are here: Posted on 10th August 2018Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Online Marketing News From Around The Web:The Twitter Rules: A Living Document , TwitterFacebook Blocks Sharing Of 3D-Printed Gun Files On Its Platforms, BuzzFeedHacking Amazon: Agencies Create Workarounds For An Emerging Ad Giant, AdExchangerHow Marketing Automation Can Boost Your Conversion Rates, Crazy EggHow to Outsource Content Marketing Without Tearing Your Hair Out, Jeff BullasIndi Tackles Inauthenticity in Influencer Marketing Space, Street FightPeople Can Now Find Mentors and Mentees in Groups, Facebook NewsroomStudy: Instagram’s sponsored posts increase 44%, Mobile MarketerTwitter: How to Break Through the Noise and Reach Your Audience, KoMarketingWant to deliver great customer experiences? Here’s what not to do, Think with GoogleThe post Marketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & more appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Marketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & more Facebook’s content review policy: How it works, the teams & tech behind the reviews & the results so farAug 9, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesSince the infiltration of bad actors plaguing the platform during the 2016 elections, Facebook has prioritized its content review process. HomeDigital MarketingMarketing Day: Facebook ad policies & content review process, push notifications & morecenter_img Recent Headlines From MarTech Today, Our Sister Site Dedicated To Marketing Technology:CDPs: Why now?Aug 9, 2018 by Barry LevineOur new MarTech Intelligence report on choosing a CDP vendor elicits an inquiry into how this category emerged only recently, after years of hype about “a single view of the customer.” Here’s our recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web.From Marketing Land:Facebook bans bail bond ads & requires pre-certification for addiction treatment adsAug 9, 2018 by Amy GesenhuesAll addiction treatment centers will have to be certified by LegitScript to run ads on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram or Facebook’s Audience Network. CDP AgilOne partners with Criteo to prevent wasting ads on an already-sold customerAug 9, 2018 by Barry LevineSince it tracks offline purchases as well as online activity, the CDP can tell the remarketer when the sale has already been made. How to maximize value from push notificationsAug 8, 2018 by Sam WelchFinding the right way to utilize mobile push notifications is both an art and a science. Contributor Sam Welch reveals what you need to consider. last_img read more

The Best Place For Tech Startups: Still Silicon Valley … For Now

first_imgThis post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory Ferenstein.There’s a new global ranking of startup ecosystems, with the top three spots all from America—Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York, according to tech company benchmarking firm Compass Startup Genome. The company ranks global regions based on how well they foster top tech talent, host profitable businesses and expand into foreign markets. Tech startups looking for a place to call home may be deeply interested in its latest report—though perhaps they won’t find it surprising. See also: What Startups Can Learn From Jet.com’s Awesome VideoAccording to Compass’ findings, Silicon Valley is pretty much the standard by which the rest of the world compares itself. Bay Area BountyOver the last two years, the tech region just below San Francisco accounted for nearly half of all startup company “exits” (read: acquisitions or initial public offerings), capturing 47%. London came in at a distant second, with 10%, and LA struggled to get noticed, at 6%.Silicon Valley tech companies’ total GDP (gross domestic product) comes to a whopping $535 billion, besting the GDP average for North America, at $430 billion. The area plays host to between 14,000 and 19,000 active startups compared to the American metro average of 4,000. However, living near Google and Apple isn’t cheap. Companies must also cough up more for salaries per employee in this area, averaging around $118,000 per year, compared to $91,000 for the North American average. But the region has nearly twice the national average of founders who already have experience in fast-growing startups (at 35% vs. 17%). Looking Beyond The ValleyThere’s good news for tech businesses beyond the California and New York, too. When it comes to the industry as a whole, the pie is expanding at an impressive pace all over the globe. And some areas are even outpacing Silicon Valley’s growth. “… we see Silicon Valley growing at a 45% rate over the last two years, whereas many other ecosystems further down the index are growing at much faster pace,” Compass wrote. “London has quadrupled in the same timeframe, and Berlin has grown 20 times (due primarily to the two big IPOs of Rocket Internet and Zalando).” Berlin jumped 6 spots from 2012, ranking number 9 in 2015. Amsterdam and Montreal bring additional international flare, coming in at 19 and 20th, respectively. As for other American cities, when you consider all the factors—such as talent pool and number of successful startups—places like Austin, Texas, begin to look even more appealing. The home of music and tech conference mecca South By Southwest, Austin is new to the list and ranks 14th worldwide. In other words, the Bay Area may be the most prominent locale in the startup world. But if ambitious tech folks don’t want to run the gauntlet there—or can’t afford to—they may want to take a closer look at the options. Other regions seem to be ramping up and growing fast. Someday, they might even give Silicon Valley a run for its money. Readers can view the full report here. For more stories like this, subscribe to the Ferenstein Wire newsletter here.Lead photo by Patrick Nouhailler How Connected Communities Can Bolster Your Busi… How to Meet the Demands of the Socially Conscio… Tags:#Leadership#Silicon Valley#startups Related Posts center_img gregory ferenstein How to Cultivate the Skill of Being a Creative … AI Will Empower Leaders, Not Replace Themlast_img read more

Server Storage Caching Considerations

first_imgCaching is storage. Here’s how Wikipedia defines caching:“… .a cache (pron.: /ˈkæʃ/ KASH) is a component that transparently stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster.” With the data explosion and consumers creating content and wanting to access it immediately, caching is becoming more and more important.  My colleague, Susan Bobholz is a Marketing Director in Intel’s Data Center Software Division and talks about the considerations for server storage caching.Right now, one of the hottest storage topics is storage caching. It seems hardly a week goes by without some type of caching software showing up in the press.  I thought I’d spend a bit of time talking about this trend and provide some things to think about when choosing caching software.In many datacenters, the hottest, most frequently accessed data is stored on 15K serial attached SCSI (SAS) hard drives. But those hard drives can become a bottleneck because they are mechanical devices with moving parts.  They simply can’t move fastest enough to keep up with some application demands.  One solution to resolve this is to replace all those 15K SAS hard drives with Solid State Drives (SSDs) but this can be an expensive undertaking.  The beauty of storage caching is that it protects your investment in  hard drives, because your application performance is improved without replacing all those hard drives with SSDs.To be as simple as possible, storage caching allows the hottest, most important data to be stored in a SSD instead of hard drives, allowing that data to be accessed significantly faster.  Often caching is implemented as a server application, but sometimes it’s actually part of the firmware on a RAID HBASo you’ve decided you want to implement storage caching.  There are several caching options out there.  Other than cost, what are some key questions to consider about when deciding which to use?Where does your cache physically reside?As mentioned above, some caching solutions are integrated into a RAID HBA.  This means that the Cache SSD must be attached to the RAID HBA itself and only data on hard drives connected to that RAID HBA can be accelerated.Other caching solutions allow the Cache SSD to be anywhere inside the server itself.   This provides additional flexibility as the data being cached can be anywhere on the server – behind a RAID HBA, behind a SAS HBA or even attached to the chipset SATA ports.In addition to being able to have the Cache SSD inside the server, some caching solutions allow the Cache SSD to be outside the server, in a SAN or NAS.  This is important in virtualized servers as this allows virtual machine migration to occur automatically.  The cache remains active while the virtual machine moves from host to host.Consider where you want the cache SSD to connect to your server when choosing a caching solution.Which OSes are supported? Think about what OSes exist in your datacenter.  Windows?  Linux?  Virtualized OSes such as VMware ESX or Xen?     Think about whether it’s important to have a common caching solution from one vendor across all these environments.  Not all caching solutions support all these OSes.Being able to choose what goes into the cacheThis may sound unimportant, but imagine having an SLA with a customer that requires you to deliver the lowest latency to the data associated with that application. What if you could guarantee that specific data was always in the cache, ready to be accessed?   Several caching solutions available today offer proprietary ways to pin data into the cache.  This is becoming so important that standards bodies such as ANSI T10 are looking into ways to standardize ways to determine whether data should be kept into a cache at all times.Read caching or write caching?   Look at the applications you want to accelerate.  Do they mostly read data from hard drives or do they mostly write data?  Or is it a mix?  Some caching solutions are better are accelerate reads, others are better at writes.  Choose a caching solution that meets the needs of the applications you want to accelerate.Caching algorithms aren’t all the sameWe all learned about Least Recently Used caching in school.  Just as the name implies when the cache is full but new data needs to be added to the cache, the data that has been sitting in the cache the longest without being use will be evicted to make room for the new data.  This can be an effective algorithm and is very common.  But some caching solutions add intelligence to the caching algorithm and are able to decide to keep specific most popular/active data in the cache longer, protecting it from being evicted by more recent, but less popular data. This reduces the probability that important data is evicted from the cache, improving overall application performance.So, these are just some of the areas to consider when choosing a storage caching solution.  What is important to you when you choose a caching solution?  Let me know!Full disclosure:  Intel has its own caching solution:  Intel® Cache Acceleration Software that works with Intel® Datacenter SSDs.  We think it’s pretty cool.  A 30 day trial is available on intel.com.  Susan Bobholz is a Marketing Director in Intel’s Datacenter Software Division.  She’s been with Intel for 20 years, doing everything from software development to initiative management to product marketing, focused on storage technologies and products.  Prior to joining Intel, Susan developed software at Siemens Medical Labs and firmware for Motorola cell phones.  She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering.  She holds 3 patents.last_img read more