Takeaways: Sharks avert disaster with improbable comeback

first_imgWASHINGTON — Apparently, the Sharks and the Washington Capitals lacked the patience to wait until Friday for All Star Weekend to get underway in San Jose. They played an “East Coast version” of the All Star Game in the nation’s capital on Tuesday.The Sharks (29-16-7) averted a near disaster by winning a pond hockey track meet with the Capitals that saw 13 tallies, a combined 82 shots and a tying goal with less than a second remaining in regulation. In doing so, the Sharks found a way to scrape …last_img read more

Ghana ‘shows Africa how to win’

first_img19 October 2009South Africa’s 2010 World Cup Organising Committee (OC) has hailed Ghana’s historic win against Brazil in the 2009 Fifa Under-20 World Cup as a example for African football.Historic victoryGhana’s “Black Satellites” beat Brazil in a thrilling final of the tournament in Egypt on Friday to become the first African team to clinch the under-20 World Cup title.They won after a nail-biting penalty shootout victory against the Brazilians, despite being reduced to 10 men in the 37th minute of the game.“What a great moment for African football, and we want to congratulate Ghana’s Black Satellites on an exciting, historic victory that has warmed the hearts of all African football fans,” said OC chief executive Danny Jordaan, who watched from the stands in Cairo.Africa’s ‘golden age of football’Jordaan said Africa was experiencing a golden age of football as the continent hosted the under-20 Fifa World Cup, the under-17 Fifa World Cup in Nigeria and the 2010 Fifa World Cup in South Africa in quick succession.He was quick to point out, however, that it was not enough for Africa to simply host these tournaments, saying that teams should also reach the final stages on home soil.“With a fairytale victory against Brazil in the final, Ghana’s Black Satellites have shown the way and proudly put African football on the world map,” Jordaan said.“We’re delighted for them, and hope it’s a taste of what’s to come at the Under-17 Fifa World Cup and the 2010 Fifa World Cup next year.”The focus now shifts to the Under-17 World Cup, which kicks off in Nigeria next weekend.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Next Einstein Forum looks for Africa’s leaders

first_img4 March 2016The first global forum for science on African soil will take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 8 to 10 March 2016, and the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has launched a global call for support for Africa’s scientific and technological emergence.Its video asks the question: “Can the next Einstein come from Africa?”. It calls on game changers from Africa and around the world to support Africa’s scientific renaissance.Watch the video “Can the next Einstein come from Africa?”:The Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2016, the African global science and technology forum, is convened by the NEF, a global platform that brings together leaders in industry, policy, science, and technology. The first edition of this biennial event will set the stage for a conversation on transforming Africa and the world through a renewed and increased focus on science, technology and innovation.Scientific talentThe NEF is an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with the Robert Bosch Stiftung.“At more than 700 participants from 80 countries already registered, 52% of them young people and 40% women, we are expecting a truly global forum that discusses opportunities, innovations, and solutions,” said Thierry Zomahoun, the NEF chair and president and chief executive of AIMS.“The NEF Global Gathering will unveil Africa’s global contributions to science and technology and as the forum opens on International Women’s Day, we will specifically acknowledge the contributions and address the challenges faced by female scientists.”The NEF Global Gathering 2016 will showcase the innovations and contributions of the NEF’s 15 Fellows – some of Africa’s brightest young scientists who are on the frontline of Africa’s science renaissance. Flying under the radar, these scientists have been tackling some the continent’s most urgent technological and development challenges – from big data and cybersecurity to hypertension, heart disease, immunology and public health.“A great idea can come from anywhere in the world, and there is no doubt that new and novel scientific ideas to solve global health challenges will come from Africa,” said Seema Kumar, the vice-president of innovation, global health and science policy at Johnson & Johnson and a member of the NEF International Steering Committee. Johnson & Johnson is sponsor of the gathering.“The scientific talent in Africa is outstanding with the potential to produce the next Einstein, Pasteur or Madame Curie. The world needs the best science from across the globe to solve the medical challenges of our lifetime like HIV, TB, and other infectious diseases like Ebola and Zika virus, and non-communicable diseases like hypertension and diabetes.”Continent-wide initiativesIn addition, for the first time in history, all 54 African countries will come together to talk science and technology, each represented by NEF ambassadors who will work to raise awareness about science and technology in their countries.With a programme that focuses on advances in basic and applied science and technology as well as an innovation pitching competition, a presidential panel with President Macky Sall of Senegal and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and sessions with ground-breaking scientists and inventors, the NEF Global Gathering 2016 will be live-streamed to a global audience through the Next Einstein Forum.Supporters of science, innovation and technology as drivers of growth in Africa can join the NEF movement by pledging their signature at I Am Einstein.Source: APO-Africa Newsroomlast_img read more

Manure Science Review Aug. 12

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2015 Ohio Manure Science Review (MSR) will be held in Darke County on Wednesday August 12 at Mississinawa Valley High School, 10480 Staudt Road, in Union City, Ohio, close to the border with Indiana.  The MSR is an educational program designed for those involved in any aspect of manure handling, management, or utilization.  The MSR consists of both classroom style presentations and field demonstrations of manure equipment.  Registration opens at 8:15 am and the program begins at 8:45 am. The afternoon field demos conclude at 4:00 pm.This year’s MSR will focus on aspects of manure management related to limiting the chance of manure nutrients to reach lakes and streams.  Topics that will be covered in the morning program include: Ohio’s new rules that limit manure application on snow-covered and frozen ground; lessons learned from the March 2015 application of manure on deep snow; emergency planning 101 for when spills occur; nutrient movement: data from edge of field studies; and the most recent data from university research on expanding the manure application window.Field demonstrations in the afternoon will feature a new poultry litter applicator; solid manure spreader calibration; smoking farm tile to show preferential flow; direct incorporation of pelleted poultry litter; manure application setback distances; cover crops; and applicators for injecting liquid manure, side-dressing liquid manure, and dragline systems on corn.Participants in the event are eligible for the following continuing education credits: ODA Certified Livestock Manager, 4.0 continuing education hours; Certified Crop Adviser, 3.5 Soil and Water Management continuing education units, 1.5 Nutrient Management and 0.5 Manure Management CEUs; and Professional Engineer, 2.0 continuing professional development hours. Indiana office of state chemist hours are available as well.Pre-registration is requested.  Early registration by August 4 is $25/person and registration after August 4 or the day of the event is $30/person.  Morning coffee, juice, donuts, and lunch are included in the registration.  In addition to the program, there will be sponsor exhibits and displays.More information, including details on program topics and field demonstrations, registration forms, and flyers, are available at http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/ocamm/images/MSR_flyer_2015.pdfOhio Manure Science Review collaborators include OSU Extension, the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Soil and Water Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.Event sponsors include the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio EPA, Ag Credit, North Star, Brookside Consultants of Ohio, Cooper Farms, Quellz Products Inc.For more information on the event, call 330-202-3533 or email wicks.14@osu.edulast_img read more

Next From Box: Embedding Storage In Your Apps

first_imgHow Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… If a desktop application can make its operating system create convenient, personal folders for its user, then the cloud-based counterpart should be able to do the same. NetSuite (above) is one of two SaaS applications that is already enabling Box Embed (the other is SugarCRM, below). As Yeh explains it, the automated configuration process for Box on NetSuite actually peruses customer records and generates a folder structure in Box storage for customers by name. Then the existing tagging system is used to flag these customer folders for NetSuite, so that those tagged folders may be shown in NetSuite as though they were NetSuite’s own attached storage. Tags:#Box Embed#Box.net#Chris Yeh#cloud#cloud storage#NetSuite#Salesforce#Workday What Box Embed is not – at least not yet – is an interoperability or cloud integration system. It appears Box could be reserving a niche for itself in this space, perhaps someday competing with services like Informatica that encourage customers to share their own scripts for converting formats and schemas from one service’s database to another.Box Integration “In the past, if you were to take two systems of record and get them integrated,” says Yeh, “there were a certain number of paths.  You could build a custom integration where you’d take data out of one database and move it into another, in some form. You’d do that with a big systems integration: It was a lot of work, and super-costly. Another would be, you’d go through an integration tool like TIBCO, where when you moved data from one system to another, you’d put it on a third-party integration product, and have it be placed onto another system of record, so data was oftentimes duplicated.”These types of integration, Yeh continues, pre-date the advent of apps run through the browser, where user interface components are not only easily generated, but readily shared. It becomes an almost academic matter, then, to make the user interface components of one app appear in the context of another.“So in this particular case, NetSuite is creating a place for us to run – it’s an IFRAME – and what we’re doing is putting a version of Box into that IFRAME which is contextually set up correctly to match the customer records.”It’s integration in one sense – enabling a unified cloud storage structure that’s automatically configured to fit the context of SaaS applications. It’s not integration in the TIBCO or Informatica sense, where the data becomes interoperable from that central location.  But Chris Yeh leaves that matter open for future exploration – and the last time Box left something open for exploration, we didn’t have to wait all that long.If Box makes itself the preferred storage system for work, since its storage agents would already be on your devices, the likelihood you’ll use Box for your personal applications also instead of the others also rises.Lead image courtesy Shutterstock. Here’s a question you may never have thought to ask:  When you’re using an application that’s in the cloud to begin with, why is it up to you to save your documents – especially if you’re saving them to the cloud anyway?  With Box’s latest update, your cloud app saves directly to your cloud storage.If the programs you run on your device aren’t installed there locally, and the system on which you store the documents for those programs isn’t local either, then why is saving documents a manual act?  Put another way, why do you have to “click Save?”  Shouldn’t your program know how to save? Maybe you’re thinking the answer is, “Because I have to name my file at some point.”  Well, consider the pointlessness of that act, too, if the app knew the context of your documents by their contents anyway. (If, for instance, it could tell the title of your paper by looking at the first line.)Saving To The CloudSaving to the cloud has quickly become a market in itself. So there’s been a land rush among Dropbox, Box (formerly Box.net), Microsoft SkyDrive, Apple iCloud, Google Drive and some others to stake their claims to automating the Save command. Granted, Google and Microsoft may have a built-in advantage in this regard, but Box is playing the role of “sooner” in this land rush. Box has begun working with Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers to embed storage and document saving functions directly into their apps, bypassing the manual click altogether.The fruit of their labor is something called Box Embed. Essentially, it’s an interface for allowing applications to access customers Box storage and also their Box functions, such as file preview and task management, inside of SaaS applications so that they appear on the client side.Last March, Box was working to integrate aspects of operating systems into its ecosystem, including a desktop for launching apps from multiple devices. Box Embed is essentially along those same lines: Just as Windows and Mac desktop applications rely on the Load and Save functions of their respective operating system, a SaaS service that uses Box Embed will rely on the Load and Save functions of Box.Can Box Pry Away SaaS Storage Customers?There’s one extra benefit in this for Box, at least potentially: It could pry some customers loose from the built-in, exclusive storage that SaaS providers employ.“In many cases, you see cloud products requiring that you load content into their cloud,” notes Chris Yeh, Box’s platform vice president. He cites an example of a Salesforce user who’s working with a prospective customer, and needs to load several items of sales collateral. With Salesforce, he says, you have to load that material from the service’s own content store.“You’ve got files in Salesforce’s cloud, then you’ve got files in NetSuite, and some more content sitting in Workday.  The idea for us was to find a way to use Box as the cloud file system, if you will, and embed that – where possible – in these third-party applications.”center_img Related Posts scott fulton Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for …last_img read more

World Cup: India-Pak semifinal tickets costs Rs 1 lakh in black

first_imgICC World Cup ticket.Black marketers are making a killing with cricket enthusiasts from India and Pakistan scrambling to get tickets for the semifinal in Mohali at “any cost”.Tickets for the semifinal – dubbed as the mother of all clashes – have been attracting offer prices up to twenty times the original rate.So big is the rush that tickets priced at Rs 10,000 were being sold for about Rs 50,000.The tickets worth Rs 15,000 are attracting bids of about Rs 1 lakh each. The student block tickets priced at Rs 250 are commanding a price of up to Rs 5,000 while the huge demand has escalated the chair block tickets worth Rs 500 each to Rs 10,000.Fans have been making phone calls to friends and acquaintances, including those in media and police, to arrange the tickets or accept money for passes.The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) stadium at Mohali – which would host the historic semi-final on March 30 – has made arrangements to accommodate 27,500 people.The PCA sold more than 15,000 tickets over the counter on March 21 and 22.Those who bought tickets earlier are trying to sell them in the black market since people are ready to dole out “an unprecedented” amount for tickets.Though police authorities claimed they would check black marketing of tickets, cricket enthusiasts revealed a large number was actually being sold by cops – some of whom are on security duty in and around the stadium.Representatives of some corporate houses, who were ready to pay ‘any amount’, were seen outside the PCA Stadium in an effort to get tickets for the corporate boxes.advertisementThe town also expects more than 200 fans from Pakistan and Mohali’s neighbouring towns – Chandigarh and Panchkula – have also made elaborate arrangements for receiving the guests.MP Pandove, PCA secretary, stated that the association had already sent 50 tickets to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).”The PCB would distribute those tickets among their official visitors, celebrities and other VIPs. Several sports enthusiasts had made arrangement of tickets on their own,” Pandove said.”People from Pakistan are calling us for tickets. The tickets with the PCA have been sold out,” Pandove said.GS Walia, PCA joint secretary, said that some senior political personalities and celebrities were expected to witness the match.”We have made arrangement for world-class hospitality,” he said.AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi and chairman of the Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani are also expected during the match.last_img read more

Aces gun down Road Warriors

first_imgMOST READ View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Alaska coach Alex Compton rhapsodized about having been given a chance to even compete for a spot in the playoffs, and said he looked to honor the game when they played NLEX.ADVERTISEMENT “Our defense was fantastic in the first half. Obviously we’re fortunate to get them after playing Magnolia last Wednesday, so we had fresher legs,” Compton noted.The Aces hurdled their first KO game of the conference and will enter two more in order to make the Final Four. They would have to beat the Fuel Masters two straight times to advance.The quarterfinals start Saturday with San Miguel Beer clashing with TNT KaTropa at 4:30 p.m. and Barangay Ginebra and Magnolia slugging it out at 6:45 at Mall of Asia Arena.Both series are best-of-three.“It’s a steeper, higher mountain,” said Compton of the task ahead as he faces his former deputy, Louie Alas, who has done a marvelous job at Phoenix.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss The Aces did just that, dominating the Road Warriors, 88-80, to complete the PBA Philippine Cup’s quarterfinal cast Friday night at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.“I think the guys battled [well],” Compton said. “I am so proud of the guys’ effort. All you ask is a chance, we had a chance, we took advantage of it, and now we have one more chance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAlaska held NLEX to just eight points in the second period and to a total of 25 for the first half, basically winning it there as the Aces advanced as the eighth seed and will play No. 1 Phoenix Pulse in the quarterfinals.Sonny Thoss finished with 21 points and five rebounds in one of his worthiest games of late. Final four-defining matches up for 3 teams SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anewcenter_img LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Sonny’s been awesome this conference. He’s invigorated. He’s turned back the clock this conference,” he said of his old reliable. “I think when his legs are fresh and playing strong like that, he’s a tough matchup for any big man in the league.”Simon Enciso and Carl Bryan Cruz pumped in 16 points each as Alaska avenged a 70-91 loss in their only elimination round clash.“It has been a tough conference for the both of us. I think NLEX is better than the conference they’ve had. But sometimes the cards are dealt in a certain way,” Compton said.The scores:Alaska 88—Thoss 21, Enciso 16, Cruz 16, Casio 13, Banchero 4, Baclao 4, Ayaay 4, Racal 3, Exciminiano 3, Teng 2, Potts 2, Pascual 0.NLEX 80—Ighalo 16, Galanza 14, Quinahan 13, Erram 10, Paniamogan 8, Magat 7, Rios 5, Baguio 3, Paredes 2, Tiongson 2, Taulava 0, Soyud 0, Tallo 0, Lao 0.Quarters: 23-17, 44-25, 73-50, 88-80Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more