‘He needs a slap!’ Liverpool fans furious with summer signing

first_img Liverpool star Christian Benteke 1 Liverpool striker Christian Benteke just can’t catch a break.The Belgian was the match-winner against Leicester City on Boxing Day as his sliding strike to prod home a Roberto Firmino cross beat Kasper Schmeichel and gave the hosts a 1-0 win, but he still ended up being scalded by the Anfield faithful.With Schmeichel up for a throw-in as they game reached its dying stages, the Reds found themselves four-on-one with an empty net behind Wes Morgan. But, after charging forward, Benteke somehow hit the Jamaican international with the goal gaping.And supporters were furious, giving the £32million man plenty of stick at the ground and on social media.You can see how Liverpool fans reacted to Christian Benteke’s miss against Leicester City below…last_img read more

Hurst, Dolan head to state championships

first_imgExperience will be key for both Katie Hurst and Lizzie Dolan this weekend, as they bid to close out the track and field season on a high.The two Humboldt-Del Norte League standouts will make the trip to Clovis for the CIF State Track and Field Championships, one of the most prestigious prep meets in the nation.Each, however, has been there before, and that experience could mean something when the competition gets under way today.Hurst, in fact, is making her third trip to the meet, having …last_img read more

Search: Next-generation RDBMS Structured Search

first_imgSearch technology advances have been capturing top headlines on a nearly daily basis.  From our perspective, the evolution of tools in the Enterprise Search space is what is driving all the excitement.  That includes offerings from FAST, Autonomy Endeca, and more recently initiatives from IBM/Yahoo, Google, Powerset, and many many others.The current focus clearly has been on search over unstructured data.  Comparatively, search over structured data using relational database systems hasn’t really changed that much.  Of course Open Source companies like MySQL are changing the relational database market dynamics.  Products like Oracle’s TimesTen realtime database and Oracle’s BerkeleyDB embedded database are pushing the limits of the relational database.  And work like what Formtek’s partner Dynatrek is doing in the area of federated structured searches is interesting too.  But the data storage techniques and algorithms of relational systems haven’t changed that much.What’s interesting now is what Vertica is doing in RDBMS.  Michael StoneBreaker, Vertica’s CTO and chief architect behind the INGRES and POSTGRES databases, is pioneering a new concept in RDBMS called a ‘column-oriented’ RDBMS.  The new technique is well suited for applications like data warehousing, compliance, and business intelligence.Vertica has raised $23.5+ million and yesterday named Oracle SVP Jerry Held as Chairman.  Ray Lane, former Oracle Vice President, is also an investor in the company.The new architecture allows Vertica’s database to be ultrafast, allowing even ad hoc queries over terabyte-sized databases to be speedy.  With innovators like Vertica, structured search may become interesting again.last_img read more

Amazon Prepares for the Arrival of the Apple Tablet: Gives Authors and Publishers a Bigger Royalty Cut for E-Books

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Amazon just announced that it is now offering publishers and authors a new 70% royalty option. Publishers and authors who choose this option will receive 70% of the list price from sales of their e-books in the Kindle store. In order to qualify for this option, publishers have to turn on the text-to-speech feature and make the e-book available in all locations for which the author or publisher has rights. In addition, publishers also have to sell the e-book for at least 20% below the price of the physical book and can’t charge more than $9.99 for the Kindle edition.As Amazon notes in today’s press release, publishers and authors who choose the standard royalty option would only make about $3.15 from every sale of an e-book that sells for $8.99. Now, with the 70% option, these publishers would make $6.25.The 70% royalty option will become available for U.S. publishers on Jan. 27. This is an interesting move by Amazon. A 70% royalty has become the standard among numerous industries, including Apple’s App Store. Of course, there are rumors that Apple will open up its own e-book store when (if?) it launches the Apple tablet/iPad/iSlate. According to the latest rumors, Apple is currently talking to a number of U.S. publishers in order to bring these publishers’ e-books into the iTunes store or into a new Apple e-book store.Publishers have long been unhappy with Amazon’s decision to keep e-book prices low by subsidizing them. Giving publishers a higher cut of the royalties as long as they fulfill Amazon’s requirements looks like a concession to these publishers. If Amazon expects to see competition from Apple in the near future, then this move would make even more sense. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Amazon#E-Books#web center_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Most Organizations Now Use Open Source Software According to Gartner

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… More than half of the 517 organizations surveyed by Gartner use open source software (OSS). When the firm first started tracking open source in the enterprise five years ago, only 10% of organizations were using OSS. Gartner published the results in a report titled Survey Analysis: Overview of Preferences and Practices in the Adoption and Usage of Open-Source Software. This announcement summarizes the findings. Decision makers aren’t just looking to OSS because it’s cheaper – they’re also trying to gain competitive advantages through open source. “Nearly one-third of respondents cited benefits of flexibility, increased innovation, shorter development times and faster procurement processes as reasons for adopting OSS solutions,” reads the announcement.More than one in five respondents (22%) are using OSS in all departments of the organization, while 46% are using OSS for specific departments. According to the announcement, the top uses for OSS were “data management and integration; and application development, integration, architecture, governance and/or overhaul.” Other popular uses were security and compliance, data center modernization and virtualization.Last year we reported an Accenture survey that found that 40% of organizations planned to migrate mission-critical software to open source within a year. It appears that this might be happening quicker than thought, though Gartner includes non-mission critical deployments in its figures.For a look at some of the most popular open source applications in the enterprise, check out this post. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Related Posts klint finley Tags:#enterprise#Trends last_img read more

Nets to play Thunder, Heat in Mexico City this December

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s all part of the NBA’s emphasis on expanding the popularity of basketball in Mexico. Last season, the Phoenix Suns played the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City. The league has played 26 times in Mexico dating back to 1992, the most games held in any country outside of the U.S. and Canada.The games will be televised on ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Netsdies for the ball with Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets will travel to Mexico City in December for two regular-season games as part of the 25th anniversary of the first NBA game in Mexico.The league announced Wednesday that the Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder will play in Mexico City on Dec. 7. The Nets will play the Miami Heat on Dec. 9. Both games will be in Arena Ciudad de Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ View comments EAC’s Laminou out for the NCAA season due to torn ACLlast_img read more

TFA AGM Documents

first_imgAttached is further information in relation to the Touch Football Australia (TFA) Annual General Meeting (AGM).It includes:* Agenda* Previous Minutes* Nominations for DirectorsThe AGM will occur at 11am AEDST on Sunday, 14 December 2008 in Canberra.Related Filesstatement_of_claims_2008_noms-pdfagm_2008_agenda-pdflast_img


first_imgAll the results from day two of the 2004 Australia Cup in Melbourne can be found here. Click on `Full Story’ for all the results. The links below the results will also provide access the SportingPulse website with all scores, statistics and ladders, as well as the official Australia Cup page. Finals will be different for each of the open and senior divisions depending on the number of teams. Keep an eye on the ATA site and the SportingPulse site for the draw and results. The SportingPulse draw, results and statistics can be found using the following link: AUSTRALIA CUP DRAW AND RESULTS 2004 All Australia Cup stories can also be found on the ATA Australia Cup homepage. AUSTRALIA CUP HOMEPAGE 2004 RESULTS: DAY TWO: Womens Round 3: (Continued from day one) NSW (10) def ACT 23’s (2) NSW Seniors (7) def Tas (3) Womens Round 4: Vic 30’s (10) def EPTA Seniors (1) NSW 23’s (5) drew Vic (5) SA (4) def ACT 23’s (1) NSW (8) def Tas (1) Vic 23’s (5) def ACT (3) Womens Round 5: NSW 23’s (7) def ACT (3) NSW (5) def NSW Seniors (1) Vic (8) def Vic 30’s (2) SA (7) def Tas (2) Vic 23’s (10) def EPTA Seniors (1) Womens Seniors Play Off Round 1 4:00pm- NSW Seniors v Vic 30’s Mens Round 4: ACT (10) def NSW Seniors (0) Vic 23’s (8) def Vic 30’s (3) Tas (10) def EPTA Seniors (1) Vic (10) def SA (3) Mens Round 5: Vic 23’s (8) def EPTA Seniors (2) NSW (5) def Vic 30’s (3) ACT (8) def Vic (4) Tas (8) def SA (7) Mens Round 6: SA (7) def EPTA Seniors (1) ACT (9) def Vic 23’s (3) Tas (13) def NSW Seniors (1) Vic (7) def Vic 30’s (0)last_img

Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis internal memo

first_imgOTTAWA – Setting up tattoo parlours and needle-exchange programs in penitentiaries would help reduce the spread of hepatitis C, the federal prison service has told the Trudeau government.A Correctional Service memo obtained under the Access to Information Act advises Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale the proposals “warrant consideration” to round out existing and planned measures to fight hepatitis and HIV in prison.Prison tattooing and needle-exchange programs for drug users have generated intense controversy over the years and the March 2017 memo says detailed research should be carried out before embarking on a syringe needle program, in particular, “to avoid unintended and negative consequences for inmates.”In response to questions, the prison service and Goodale’s office said Monday they were exploring options “to better prevent, control and manage infectious diseases” but did not provide details about possible tattoo or needle programs.The current approach to prevent and control blood-borne and sexually transmitted infections includes screening, testing, education, substance-abuse programs and treatment.The prevalence of HIV among federal inmates decreased to 1.19 per cent in 2014 from just over two per cent in 2007, according to the memo. But it stood at six times that of the general Canadian population.Similarly, the proportion of inmates with the hepatitis C virus fell to 18.2 per cent in 2014 from 31.6 per cent in 2007. Yet the incidence was still about 23 times that of the general population.Federal prison ombudsman Ivan Zinger recently called on the Correctional Service to bring back its safe tattooing program.His annual report said tattooing in prison frequently involves sharing and reusing dirty homemade equipment — linked to higher rates of hepatitis C and HIV among inmates — and there is often no safe means of disposing of used tattoo needles.In 2005, the prison service began a pilot program involving tattoo rooms in six federal institutions, but two years later, the Conservative government of the day ended it.The memo to Goodale says an internal evaluation of the pilot indicated that it increased awareness about disease prevention and had the potential to reduce exposure to health risks. In addition, neither inmates, staff, nor volunteers reported health and safety concerns with the program.“In fact, the evaluation indicated that the majority of staff believed the initiative made the institution safer for both staff and inmates.”Safer tattooing could reduce hepatitis C virus transmission within federal prisons by 17 per cent a year, the memo says.The Correctional Service has tried to keep illicit drugs from entering prisons, but acknowledges that some still make their way into penitentiaries. Although the prison service has made bleach available, it has drawn the line at offering clean needles.A program to provide clean drug-injection needles to prisoners could reduce the spread of hepatitis C by 18 per cent a year, the memo says.In the case of both safer tattooing and needle programs, it wasn’t possible to gauge the potential effect on HIV prevalence or spread among prisoners due to the existing low HIV rates.The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network has long argued for needle-exchange programs in Canadian prisons. However, Correctional Service officials have raised concerns about syringe needles being used as weapons.The memo to Goodale recommends weighing the effect a needle program might have for workplace safety regimes, and it suggests more research be done on the effectiveness of such an initiative from both clinical and cost standpoints.— Follow @JimBronskill on Twitterlast_img read more

Ohio State enters its bye week going up after 497 win over

Ohio State redshirt junior receiver Michael Thomas (3) shakes off Rutgers redshirt freshman cornerback Isaiah Wharton (11) during OSU’s 49-7 win on Oct. 24.Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo EditorIt would be hard for the Ohio State football team to script a better way to begin its lone bye week of the 2015 season.Its first eight weeks of the season had been littered with lackluster outings, despite emerging victorious in every outing.But now, a nearly unblemished performance against Rutgers on Saturday in Piscataway, New Jersey, presides as the backdrop for the Buckeyes as their Week 9 rest gets underway.“It’s definitely what we’ve been waiting for,” junior running back Ezekiel Elliott said following the win. “Coach (Urban) Meyer has been talking about cracking the rock, kind of playing at the potential that we should be playing at.”The Buckeyes, who maintained their No. 1 ranking in the AP Poll and picked up 11 new first-place votes, did not just crack the rock: They broke it to bits.OSU controlled the game from the opening whistle until the clock showed 00:00, blasting the Scarlet Knights 49-7 behind the arm and legs of newly minted starting quarterback J.T. Barrett. The redshirt sophomore threw for 223 yards and three scores while tacking on two more touchdowns and 101 yards on the ground. Elliott added 142 rushing yards and two scores to go along with redshirt junior wide receiver Michael Thomas, who hauled in five passes for 103 yards and a dazzling 55-yard touchdown catch-and-run.The defense dominated, holding Rutgers to just 293 yards, its fewest number of yards gained all season long. The “Silver Bullets” nearly tossed a shutout had it not been for a 10-play, 90-yard touchdown drive with all second-string players on the turf. Even with the garbage time score, the defense looked like the stifling unit it was against Hawaii and Western Michigan.“I think this performance tonight showed not only what our offense is supposed to do but what our whole team is supposed to do,” senior left tackle and captain Taylor Decker said after Saturday’s win. “(I) felt like it was a really complete game.”Stringing together a complete game had eluded OSU up to Saturday’s kickoff. Whether it be the quarterback carousel and a soft run defense or the bevy of turnovers and penalties, something was always missing for the Scarlet and Gray. That trend, however, appears to have been reversed against the Scarlet Knights.The Buckeyes found their guy behind center in Barrett, whose performance led to him being named co-offensive player of the week in the Big Ten, and limited Rutgers to just 104 yards on the ground. The turnovers and penalty woes went by the wayside, too.OSU had just one turnover — an opening-drive fumble from Barrett after he accidentally collided with Thomas as the Buckeyes were nearing the red zone. But “the most impressive thing,” Meyer said, was that OSU was not penalized once during the 60 minutes of action.“That’s definitely a big step for us because if you look at all the games up to here, we had a lot of penalties, a lot of false starts … all that,” Elliott said. “Playing a clean game is great. Those penalties and turnovers kind of hurt our momentum, so when we are able to have our momentum and a roll, it’s a freight train.”Now, the freight train that is the Buckeyes is heading smoothly down the tracks, full of momentum, looking like the team that steamrolled everything in its way during the final games of 2014.“It’s that time of the year where teams either go up or they go down, and we needed to start going up,” redshirt freshman defensive end Sam Hubbard said. “It gives us a great feeling to get our bodies and minds right going into the bye weekend.”With no game on the docket, OSU will take advantage of a light practice schedule to get players back to full strength, as games against Big Ten heavyweights Minnesota, Michigan State and  Michigan loom on the horizon. Last season, OSU had two open weeks — the first was on Sept. 20, just three games into the year, while the second was on Oct. 11. But in 2015, the Buckeyes have played in eight straight weeks, which begins to take a toll. “It’s huge,” Decker said of the bye week, noting that starters have played a majority of the reps in most games. “There are some guys dinged up, just some little things here and there. Those just start to add up on you, a bunch of little things.” When the Buckeyes return, closer to full strength, they know the meat of the schedule awaits. But before the more competitive conference clashes begin, OSU will just savor its time off, especially knowing the team turned in its most complete performance of the season. “It will be nice just to get a little rest, get a little time away, just to kind of take a deep breath and then come back locked and loaded ready to go,” Decker said.  OSU is scheduled to resume action on Nov. 7 at Ohio Stadium against the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. read more