Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments Read Next EDITORS’ PICK PBA IMAGESRain or Shine went on a second half blitz to get back on track with a 107-93 win over Blackwater Friday in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.James Yap paced the Elasto Painters with his season-best 15 points on a 2-of-4 shooting from three that went with five rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus MOST READ Raymond Almazan also registered a double-double with 14 markers and 16 boards, while Jewel Ponferrada had 13 points and six rebounds.Gabe Norwood and Don Trollano allowed Rain or Shine to pull away in the final two periods as the Elastopainters found their touch from the outside, going 13-of-26.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad Ali“We came out firing in the second half,” said coach Caloy Garcia. “The difference in today’s game is we’re moving the ball better and we’re trusting our ball movement rather than our individual talents.”Trollano poured eight of his 11 points in the fourth, while Norwood had all of his nine markers in the third to help their side pull away from the Elite. After breakout year, Go still looking to improve on everything Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports The Elasto Painters bounced back from their 81-74 loss to Ginebra on Sunday and improved to 3-1.Blackwater, meanwhile, fell for the second consecutive game and went down to an even 2-2.Raymond Aguilar topped the Elite with 15 points, three rebounds, and two assists, while Mac Belo got 13 markers, nine boards, and three assists.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 107 – Yap 15, Almazan 14, Ponferrada 13, Chan 11, Trollano 11, Norwood 9, Ahanmisi 8, Belga 8, Washington 7, Cruz 6, Tolomia 5, Ibanes 0, Matias 0.BLACKWATER 93 – Aguilar 15, Belo 13, Dela Cruz 12, Sena 12, Buenafe 11, Pascual 8, Gamalinda 7, Pinto 6, Cervantes 4, Miranda 3, Ababou 2, Banal 0, Forrester 0, Perez 0.ADVERTISEMENT As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Quarters: 16-19, 46-39, 75-59, 107-93Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes
10 January 2014The Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, visited Bafana Bafana at their training camp in the city on Thursday, ahead of Saturday’s kick off of the 2014 African Nations Championships (Chan) at Cape Town Stadium.The teams in the tournament are composed of players that ply their trade in their home countries. South Africa plays in the opening game against Mozambique, with kick off at 6pm, followed by fellow Group A contestants Mali and Nigeria doing battle at 9pm.De Lille personally met each and every player and member of the coaching staff before they began training. She also received a Bafana Bafana jersey from coach Gordon Igesund and captain Itumeleng Khune.‘They represent you and me’“It is always great and an honour to meet our sports stars because they represent you and me. It is even greater that, for the first time ever, we Cape Town are hosting Bafana Bafana for an international tournament,” she told the players.“I want to wish you the best of luck in the Chan competition. The whole nation is behind you, so go out there and do the nation proud.“I would also like to remind football fans around the country, in particular Capetonians, to go get their tickets and come support not just Bafana Bafana but the whole tournament,” she added.The history of ChanThe African Nations Championship has been played twice previously, with the Democratic Republic of Congo winning the first tournament, hosted by the Ivory Coast in 2009, by beating Ghana 2-0 in the final. Zambia finished third after a 2-1 defeat of Senegal.In 2011, in Sudan, Tunisia crushed Angola 3-0 in the final to capture the title. Sudan finished third after edging Algeria 1-0.Chan and Bafana BafanaSouth Africa failed to qualify for the first African Nations Championship finals after losing to Zimbabwe 3-0 on aggregate in the qualifiers.Bafana Bafana, however, made it to the finals in 2011 after seeing off both Botswana and Zambia on 2-1 aggregates in the qualifiers. They then finished top of Group B after wins of 2-1 over Ghana, 2-0 over Niger and 2-1 over Zimbabwe.South Africa’s tournament was ended by Algeria in the quarterfinals, with the North Africans scoring a 2-0 victory.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Association
The supply-chain network demands controlToday’s supply-chain security program networks are a far cry from the basic lock-and-key operations of the past. Readily available technological tools and business intelligence data can help support organizations as they fortify their networks. In order to thrive, however, teams must look to integrate and align these enhancements.[text_ad use_post=’2386′]In a column in the March–April 2017 issue of LP Magazine, Maurizio Scrofani, CCSP, LPC, illustrates the challenges faced by organizations when it comes to implementing and aligning technology and strategy in the supply-chain security program. He shares a sample integration roadmap based on his own past experiences. From the article:- Sponsor – Find the right operating and reporting structure to allow your team to thrive and you to spend your time where most needed. As I set out on my own roadmap some years ago, I quickly realized that to build on accomplishments, I would need a structure to institutionalize learning and tackle big projects.I focused first on collaboration and created regions supported by a network of project management teams (PMTs). This structure progressed and socialized ideas in the business and encouraged interfacility, interdivisional collaboration on such topics as audits, green initiatives, investigations, shortage awareness, technology, training, uniforms (yep, those too if you use them), and vendor vetting and engagement.Team leaders were encouraged to become subject-matter experts (SMEs) certified by the Loss Prevention Foundation, American Trucking Association, and International Association of Interviewers. From this experience, the PMT in charge of training enhanced our standard operating manual, which eventually became a digital interactive tutorial. Building on shared knowledge and a “pay it forward” attitude, the network became connected and focused on a singular vision—one team with one goal “to win at all we do.”The column also covers next steps, such as “capturing quick wins” through technology enhancements and improving speed-to-market through new initiatives and programs. Check out the full article, “Test, Do, Learn, Share,” to learn more. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the March–April 2017 issue or register for a free subscription to the magazine. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
All this brings me to the point of explaining the taxonomy here.A 4 socket machine has 4 NUMA nodesEach Socket has one chip or processorEach chip or processor has 10 physical coresEach Core has two threads for 20 threads per socketThe operating system sees each thread as a core. The Xeon E7 was released on April 5th – Now the SGI server here in our lab can now support 320 threads on 160 cores to process data along with its 512GB of RAM (expandable to 4TB with the existing configuration!). And this beast can be expanded to 5120 threads on 256 cores.What a long strange trip it’s been. 30 years ago I stood in a semicircular crowd around a foldup table where a new IBM PC sat. It had 64KB of RAM, a tape port (for storing data on a cassette tape), and a 5 ¼ inch floppy drive (no 8 inch floppies for this baby). This IBM PC sported an Intel 8088 processor, (8 bit bus for the 16 bit 8086 processor), and it was amazing. I was working for FORTH, Inc then and I was impressed. The Intel Architecture has moved so far from those days of the Intel 8086. But enough of the past; the present holds great potential and a lot of water has gone under the bridge. The Xeon E7 brings AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption and decryption right into the core where this security capability can run with nearly no apparent latency for the application. The recent theft of the email addresses from Epsilon demonstrates the dangers in storing data in plain character format. Many enterprises have shied away from database encryption due to the inherent latency in decrypt and encrypt process. This process is handled either through software or an accelerator card on the PCI bus. This builds in latency that can have an effect on the application meeting SLA response time requirements.However, with encrypted data in a database the only time the data is exposed in human readable format is when it is being placed into the client systems and then it is limited to the immediate data at hand instead of the entire data set being exposed. This is a significant security enhancement for mission critical applications. Now, with the Xeon Processor E7 family this trade-off between living with significant latency for security or living with no encryption at all is gone. Corporate Security Officers and developers don’t have to go through those ‘cost – benefit’ breakdowns any longer.Another big gain for System Administrators and Corporate Security Officers is the inclusion of Trusted Execution Technology (TXT) into the processor. This TXT process ensures that an application or virtual machine is spawned in only a ‘known good’ environment. Like current anti-virus ware that looks for ‘known bad’ signatures in the software, a process that can be charitably described as leap-frog between the virus writers and security vendors, the TXT in the core looks for a ‘known good’ signature in the new platform by comparing the configuration of the new hosting platform to a signature of the corporation’s standard platform.And now, with the 32 nanometer process, Intel has been able to squeeze 10 cores on to one processor along with accelerated I/O features and other enhancements. Each core is dual threaded so the operating system sees 20 cores. Look at Task Manager in Windows or /proc/cpuinfo in Linux. With one 4 socket machine you’ll see 80 cores. Whew – Each of these threads blows away the Xeon cores of the past in speed, reliability, and security.A rough heuristicThat IBM PC I brought up at the beginning of this blog is now 30 years old. At first it was viewed as a hobbyists toy like the TRS-80 from Radio Shack. But businesses found the IBM PC expandable and Intel, following Moore’s Law, began the march to ever smaller and more powerful processors giving the consumer and business user more bang for their buck. The old 8086 architecture is barely recognizable in these modern processors.Now the SGI machine in the lab here will have hit the world record performance in SPECint_rate_base2006 of 27,900 (as soon as we finish swapping out the Xeon 7500’s and installing the E7s – yes they are socket compatible with a BIOS update).
Software-first networking can be an interesting theory or a transformative technology for enterprise computing. Which one it is depends on your perspective…and maybe your age.Many of today’s enterprise IT leaders will remember the glory days of infrastructure expansion. If you needed more CPU or storage, it was easy and relatively inexpensive to throw new hardware at the problem of scale and capacity.While that approach was not sustainable, it helped to establish a habitual response to IT challenges: more hardware. For a while it seemed that any computing, storage, or networking problem could be solved by more or better boxes.But the modern IT landscape has blown that assumption out of the water. Data volumes and encryption demands are orders of magnitude larger than they were a mere two decades ago. Computing power has increased exponentially and predictably such that dual-socket servers with 44 cores (88 threads) are now readily available. Eye-popping volumes of corporate data and off-the-charts processing power can be a powerful combination…if your network can move data efficiently enough.Enter the software-first approach. It is a strategy that removes barriers that arise when IT services are bound to physical devices. While you can’t entirely ignore hardware, the right components can prepare you for the future of software-defined everything. Intel and Citrix are working together to help you make a successful transition from a hardware-centric network into a software-defined network (SDN).Hardware Versus SoftwareA hardware-defined network has inherent limitations associated with physical devices. These limitations constrict data flow and make it harder to scale, upgrade, or otherwise transform your data center.A software-first strategy shifts your company’s infrastructure from being overly reliant on hardware. The strategy looks to software solutions, rather than more hardware, to give your data center the agility and throughput that it needs to process today’s gigantic volumes of structured and unstructured data—even when that data is encrypted.One way to begin the software-first journey is to incorporate automation into the network by way of application delivery controllers (ADCs).You might be thinking, “But, Tim, you just told me that moving toward a software-first strategy is the way to go. An ADC is a piece of hardware.” You’re right—at least partially. You can’t replace your hardware-centric data center with a software-centric one over night, but you can take small steps toward your software-defined infrastructure (SDI) goal.Your First StepsIf you want to move toward an SDN, you’re going to want Citrix NetScaler. NetScaler is an ADC that can be deployed as a physical, virtual, physical-virtual hybrid, or containerized appliance. Because each iteration of NetScaler shares a single API and set of code, it’s much easier to transition from a physical NetScaler ADC to a virtual ADC than it would be to install or upgrade hardware. The shared code base and API also mean that NetScaler integrates with your heterogeneous environment regardless of hypervisor, cloud, orchestration platform, or fabric architecture.For example, you could deploy Citrix NetScaler MPX today—that’s the bare-metal version—to optimize network traffic. Then when you’re ready to start walking the software-defined road, you can switch to Citrix NetScaler SDX, which is a physical appliance that supports multiple virtual instances of NetScaler software. Then, once you’re ready to move your network control into the virtual space, you can upgrade to Citrix NetScaler VPX, a virtual appliance.If you’re a cloud-based provider or app developer, the micro-version of NetScaler VPX, known as NetScaler CPXOpens in a new window, might be your best bet.Software-first SupportRunning NetScaler on the Intel Xeon processor E5 family can propel you into the software-first arena. NetScaler was designed to capitalize on technology built into the Intel Xeon processor E5 v4 family allowing NetScaler to bypass main memory and route data through to the L3 cache, which can reach sizes up to 55 MB. That puts data even closer to the processor.The Intel Xeon processor E5 family is available in a variety of configurations, so you can choose the processor that best fits your data center’s needs. The Intel Xeon processor E5 v4 family supports up to 1.5 TB of fast memory (DDR3/DDR4). Other Intel technologies baked into the processor enhance security and accelerate encryption.Read MoreThere’s a lot more to the symbiosis between the Intel Xeon processor E5 family and Citrix NetScaler than this blog can cover. Read our latest paper, Citrix and Intel Help Advance Next-Generation Data Centers with NetScaler,Opens in a new window to get the full picture.To stay up to date on the latest big data news and developments, check out the #TechTim community on Twitter, and follow me @TimIntel.
Francesco ‘Ciccio’ Caputo returned and his impressive brace earned Sassuolo victory over Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna Derby. The Friday night Serie A match saw the Neroverdi take bragging rights from their more illustrious local rivals and surpass them in the standings too. Jeremie Boga also showed his impressive pace and cool head to find the net, while Riccardo Orsolini scored with an unorthodox finish. It was Caputo’s solo effort that stole the show at the Mapei Stadium, though. Click here for the full match report. Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/
About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Arsenal post new update on Lacazetteby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have posted an update on Alexandre Lacazette.The Frenchman has been recovering from an ankle injury that has persisted since preseason.He has missed the club’s last three games and won’t return until October.A statement on the club’s website said: “Left ankle. Alex continues to rehabilitate the injury to his left ankle and is likely to be back in action in October.”
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says he is pleased with the football gods following his team’s win over Aberdeen in the Scottish League Cup final.Ryan Christie scored the only goal of the encounter at the end of the first half as Celtic edged a narrow 1-0 win over Aberdeen to claim the first silverware of the season.However, Brendan Rodgers refused to be drawn on the prospect of winning the Scottish Premiership this season, saying: “We haven’t even played the second round of games yet in the league. That’s a long, long way away.”But the former Liverpool boss admitted the fact that Christie was the match-winner against the team he spent last season on loan with is ironic.“It’s the footballing gods that we saw today,” said Rodgers, according to The National. Match Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“When I came in he wasn’t ready to play week in, week out. We could see there was a talent there, but you need to have that physicality. You need to have that power as well as the quality. He’s always had the quality. I felt he needed to get some games.”“I’ve got good relations with Derek (Aberdeen manager McInnes). We both looked at it and we both felt he still needed to do more in the big games. But there’s absolutely no doubt he went away and got that physicality in body strength and durability in terms of how we want to play and the intensity.”“He came back in the summer and in the last eight or nine weeks he has shown that. It’s fantastic to see his status grow now and in the big games he’s shown really that he has that quality to play for the biggest teams.”“I’m delighted for him. The football gods, lo and behold he scored against the team he was at for 18 months. It was a wonderful finish, a great run off the ball. The keeper made a good save, but he reacts very well to it and finishes it and it ends up being the winner.”