Raiders’ safety Karl Joseph making up for lost time

first_img“Nothing’s changed,” Joseph said Wednesday as the Raiders began preparations in earnest to visit … ALAMEDA — Like everyone else, Karl Joseph was hoping to make a sudden impact in the NFL.Joseph, a first-round draft pick out of West Virginia in 2016, arrived with the reputation as a 5-foot-10, 205-pound enforcer. Compared to former Colts safety Bob Sanders, Joseph’s fearlessness and willingness to sacrifice his body for a quick strike was his calling card.Still is, as it turns out.last_img

How to Explain Virtualization to Your Friends

first_imgtim hastings Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… What kind of friend would you be if you kept the powers of virtualization all to yourself? Something this good needs to be shared, but if your friends are non-technical, you have to get over the hurdle of explaining it to them.Try this: “It’s a computer simulator.” In the same way a flight simulator provides a pretend jumbo jet to play with, virtualization software provides a simulated computer to use. And like with a physical plane, there are many things you can do with virtual machines (VMs) that physical ones cannot do.Here are four cool tricks you can use to explain virtualization:Save GameAnyone who has played Elite, Monkey Island, Tomb Raider or Sim City understands the need for “save game” – that’s everyone right?The virtualization name for this is “snapshot”. Snapshots allow you to pause your PC in the middle of what it’s doing, and save the current state – disk, memory, windows, clipboard, everything – to disk. You can come back at a later date and carry on where you left off; or you can rollback to a previous saved game – the one where you hadn’t opened that dodgy email attachment.If you have a theory you want to test, try it in the virtual machine. If it does not work out you’ll lose nothing. Rollback and try again. When was the last time you took your PC for a joy ride and drive it off a cliff?PortabilityThat funny little pocket in your Levis is designed to hold a USB flash drive that contains a virtual machine. Fact.Now you can travel light, and run your Windows 3.1.1 virtual machine on your buddy’s Mac when you get there – no problem! It is quite reasonable to fit two or three virtual machines on a $20 flash drive. This means you can carry your virtual machines, set up with all your favourite apps with you, where ever you go. No excuses.Legacy ApplicationsDid someone say Windows 3.1.1?Many organisations have legacy applications that can only run on a certain version of the operating system, or cannot co-exist on the same system with other applications. These troublesome applications can often be the reason why some antiqued computer with untouchable status exists in a dusty corner of an office.These applications can be set up in their own virtualized container – one VM for the sole purpose of running this application. Like Lieutenant Worf trapped in the Holodeck, the legacy application is unaware it is being duped by the simulated environment.Server ConsolidationThis is carpooling, but for virtual machines on physical servers.Server consolidation is most relevant to organisations that run lots of applications deployed across multiple servers. When a virtual machine provides a network service (like webmail) instead of a desktop-based application (like Minesweeper), then the monitor, keyboard and mouse becomes less important. These kinds of virtual machines – servers – can share a host machine, and can be moved to a different host machine without anyone noticing.Running many virtualized servers on a single physical server allows for greater utilization of resources. Sophisticated virtualization tools allow resources (processor power, RAM, disk space) to be reallocated where and when it is needed. Low-priority servers can be suspended or run at reduced speed. Applications which only need to run at certain times of the month, or require extra horsepower at peak times. Higher utilization translates into fewer servers, which means less money and reduced running costs (electricity, CO2, data center space, cooling, etc.)So now you know how to equip your friends with the super-powers of virtualization, what do you think they’ll do with them?Image credit: wlodicenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#cloud#Virtualization last_img read more

Mets claim second Open’s title

first_imgBoth teams started off strong with opportunities but due to solid defence could not get the ball across the line.When it looked like the Mets would score the first touchdown after five minutes, the Cobras Emily Hopkin put everything into a diving touch to stop the half before the pass could be thrown. The Mets eventually scored the first touchdown of the game after a well planned half runner picked up Megan Campbell getting away from her winger.Both teams continued to pressure each other’s lines but with strong defence and touchdown saving touches Mets kept the lead at 1-0.The Cobras got the scores to 1-all with a few minutes to go in the first half with a diving touchdown to Stevie-Lee Thompson on the wing.Cobras started off the second half with the first two touchdowns to get out to an extremely handy lead, both scored by Stevie-Lee Thompson on the wing with one being a controversial decision with the wind playing havoc. The Mets were equal to the challenge thrown down by the Cobras and found themselves in the lead with three quick touchdowns. Nicky Albery started the second half scoring with a touchdown on the wing, which was followed by a dive over touchdown to Kate Fitzsimmons after a middle link switch. The third straight touchdown was scored by Kristen Boss bitting a hole between the two middles.Sam Hopkin came to the rescue, scoring in the link to get Cobras back to level pegging late in the second half. Comments were already starting to make their way around the fields question if the game would go to a drop-off or not?   The Cobras and Mets then traded touchdowns through Louise Winchester and Nicole McHugh for the Mets and Sam Hopkin and Kirsty Quince for Cobras.The drop-off only lasted three sets of six, with Cobras holding Mets off in the first set of six touches but were unable to score themselves.  The Mets took the ball down to the Cobras line and Louise Winchester scored a similar touchdown to her one during the match switching in from the link and diving at the line. The Touchdown secured the win for Mets.last_img read more

Ohio State baseball handles BethuneCookman in 3game sweep

Junior left fielder Ronnie Dawson (4) takes a swing during a game against Bethune-Cookman. Credit: Giustino Bovenzi | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State baseball team swept the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats over the course of the weekend, extending the Buckeyes’ season-high winning streak to seven games. The Scarlet and Gray (19-7-1) were powered by strong pitching from junior lefty Tanner Tully in the series-opening 6-2 win, a career day from senior shortstop Craig Nennig during Saturday’s 11-2 victory, and an overpowering 15 hits for a 13-5 win on Sunday.OSU has been red hot, winning 12 of its last 13 games dating back to the 8-7 win over UNLV in Las Vegas on March 15. OSU coach Greg Beals said he really likes what he’s seen from his team over that stretch of play. “The key today was getting a win and finishing out the home stretch in a very good fashion,” Beals said. “A good ball club needs to take care of business at home, and now we need to go on the road and keep the win streak alive.”Game 1 Tully set the tone early for the Buckeyes, overpowering the Wildcats throughout his career-high 8.0 innings of work on a blustery day in Columbus. The Buckeye offense broke through in the fifth inning with three runs to provide Tully with all the run support he needed to earn his fourth win of the season. Tully (4-1) struck out three, walked one and only allowed two runs in his seventh appearance of the year, lowering his ERA to 2.53.Beals said Tully’s performance was big for OSU because it allowed the bullpen to remain fresh for the rest of the series after being used heavily in the two midweek games against the Ohio Bobcats and Toledo Rockets. The Buckeyes were led offensively by junior catcher Jalen Washington and junior center fielder Troy Montgomery. Washington went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored and Montgomery went 1-for-4 with an RBI double, two stolen bases and a run scored in the game.Game 2 The weather played a huge role in the second game of the series, seeing sunshine, rain, snow and heavy winds that eclipsed 30 miles an hour. But Nennig wouldn’t let the bad weather hold the Buckeyes back as the Wrightstown, Wisconsin, native had a career day at the plate. Nennig went 3-for-4, including a three-run home run in the second inning to get the party started for the Buckeyes. His six RBIs accounted for more than half of OSU’s runs in the 11-2 victory. He fell a double short of hitting for the cycle. Senior pitcher Daulton Mosbarger picked up his first win of the season after his 2.2 innings of scoreless work. Redshirt sophomore pitcher Adam Niemeyer, who started the game for OSU, earned a no-decision for the fourth time this year after leaving the game in the fifth inning after pulling his hamstring, Beals said. With the weather being the way it was, Beals said the coaches “just didn’t want to push it at all.”“Hopefully it’s not too bad and (Niemeyer) is able to take his start next weekend,” he said. Game 3OSU continued to pour it on in the final game of the series, pounding Bethune-Cookman for 15 hits en route to the 13-5 victory.  Senior pitcher John Havird (2-1) picked up the win for OSU after allowing two runs on four hits and a walk during his 5.0 innings of work. OSU’s offense across the board had a stellar day. Eight of the nine starters recorded a hit. But redshirt junior right fielder Jacob Bosiokovic and senior second baseman L Grant Davis perhaps had the best outings for the Scarlet and Gray. Bosiokovic went 3-for-4, including his Big Ten-leading ninth home run of the season. Davis went 2-for-5 with a career-high 4 RBIs, three of which came on a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning. Even though OSU put up 30 runs over the weekend, Davis said the Buckeyes still haven’t reached their true potential.“We haven’t really been clicking as a lineup, as a whole,” Davis said. “There’s been certain parts that have been picking each other up throughout each game. I think that if we can figure it out, in terms of getting everyone clicking and everyone putting good swings on the ball, it’s very, very scary what this team is capable of.”OSU is next scheduled to head to Kent, Ohio, on Tuesday for a matchup with Kent State. It begins a four-game road swing that ends with three games over the weekend against the Maryland Terrapins from Friday through Sunday. Edward Sutelan contributed to this story. read more

Official Real Sociedad sign Theo Hernandez on loan from Madrid

first_imgReal Sociedad have confirmed the signing of Theo Hernandez on a season-long loan deal from Real MadridThe Spanish left-back has fallen completely out of the favour at Los Blancos following Julen Loptegui’s appointment as Zinedine Zidane’s replacement and sought a move away this summer in order to ensure that he will be able to rediscover his best form with regular football.Hernandez had only joined Real last year from city rivals Atletico Madrid after impressing them during his loan stint with Alaves.The 20-year-old has now passed his medical examination at the Basque city, which took place earlier this morning, with Sociedad confirming the news that he will be with them until June 2019.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad have agreed to the transfer of Theo Hernandez for the next season, until June 30, 2019,” read a statement.An official presentation will take place later in the forthcoming week.Hernandez made just 23 appearances in all competitions for Real last season.last_img read more

25 year old male arrested and charged for Robbery

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 23, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives if the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force have formally Charged and Cautioned a 25 year old male with Robbery and Possession of Imitation Firearm in connection with a report Thursday 11th May 2017 in Kew Town Providenciales.Around 8:31pm that day, officers responded to the Shanda Bar after receiving reports of a Robbery and that the culprit was subdued by someone outside of the bar. Upon arrival, the victim was located and told officers that the 25 year old male approached him with a scarf over his face and demanded money. After he told the man he has no money and walk off, the culprit pulled what appears to be a gun and followed him into the bar. HE ordered the victim out of the bar and while back on the outside, he was tackled to the ground and held down until police arrival. In his possession was a Black and Pink BB Gun.He was arrested and taken to the station. He will be taken to court sometime later this week.Press Release: RTCIPF#KewTownrobbery#25yearoldmalecharged Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#25yearoldmalecharged, #KewTownrobberylast_img read more

CBI arrests Pearls group CMD three others in Rs 45000 crore scam

first_imgAfter initiating a probe almost two years ago, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) finally arrested milk-seller turned businessman Nirmal Singh Bhangoo and three other company officials on Friday for their alleged involvement in Rs 45,000-crore Ponzi scam.It took several months for the CBI to arrest the Pearls group CMD Bhangoo as it had to thoroughly investigate the documents related to his two companies — Pearls Agrotech Corporation Ltd (PACL) and Pearls Golden Forests Ltd (PGF).Back then, market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) had ordered PACL to return the money to millions of investors after finding its investment scheme illegal. The company had lured depositors by promising returns on investments in agricultural land.But PACL argued that it was not an investment scheme as it sold land to customers through the scheme, Reuters reported.”PACL founder Mr Bhangoo and three other company officials were arrested on Friday as part of the ongoing investigation into allegations of criminal conspiracy and cheating,” said R K Gaur, a spokesman for the CBI.Under the scheme, nearly Rs 45,000 crore was allegedly collected from about 55 million customers across the country, Gaur said.Pearls Group had been raising the money from investors since 1996 through its large agent network consisting of 30 lakh people across India, sources told The Economic Times.CBI has recovered documents related to 14,348 properties owned by Pearls Group all over the country and the properties are estimated to be worth nearly Rs 2 lakh crore.Many unregulated firms have long been exploiting the loopholes in the regulations to launch investment schemes to raise crores of rupees from small investors, which prompted the regulators to increase “scrutiny” of such schemes over the past two years.Similar is the case with the Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy who has been behind bars since March 2014, following the group’s failure to comply with a court order to return the money to investors it had raised through an illegal bond programme. Last year, the Supreme Court had also ordered the group to refund nearly Rs 36,000 crore to bond investors in nine instalments in the next 18 months.last_img read more

Students Organize Massive March For Our Lives Rally In Houston

first_imgLaura IsenseeMore than a dozen students gathered this week to make signs for the local March for Our Lives rally, which could draw upwards of 10,000 students.Thousands of teenagers are planning to rally in downtown Houston for stricter gun laws Saturday, joining the national movement called March for Our Lives and marking what could be the largest such student protest in Texas.Sixteen-year-old Paige Cromley said that school shootings have made headlines most of her life, even before she was born. So when students in Parkland, Florida, declared they would put a stop to school shootings, she was inspired.“The students want action,” Cromley said.Since then, Cromley has helped organize the local March for Our Lives rally.First, she took it over from a teacher and since then, student organizers have developed several committees to work on different strategies. They’ve drawn student representatives from more than 80 schools, including middle schools, universities, private schools and various districts. Cromley herself is in tenth grade at the John Cooper School in The Woodlands. “We’ve had enough of these people in power telling us nothing can be done when clearly it can be. In other countries, things aren’t like this. We want positive comprehensive action, we’re tired of just thoughts and prayers,” she said.Cromley said that students have used text messages and social media to organize — though adults have helped with legal details and permitting.Laura IsenseeAs about two dozen students gathered to organize for a massive student rally for stricter gun laws, more than half of them said they’ve faced pushback from their school administrations. They attend a diverse group of schools including HISD, Spring Branch and private schools.On Tuesday evening, more than a dozen students gathered in an office near the Galleria to make signs ahead of the rally. Cromley announced that Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner would be joining before she headed off to fundraise.Madeline Lake, who is 16 and attends Conroe High School, said that they’ve drawn support from both Democrats and Republicans.“The message is all the same,” Lake said. “We don’t want our children dying in our schools anymore or being injured. And we shouldn’t let the political parties determine that. And so any change can be made if you make your voice clear and heard.”Lake said that they’re asking for more background checks, raising the age limit for certain weapons and more support for mental health issues.Marcel McClinton, who attends Spring Branch ISD, said that he wants to stand for victims of gun violence.Video Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.“Considering that this is not just a Houston thing and there are hundreds of marches going on around the country and around the world now, to a politician that means you can’t ignore this,” McClinton said.“This isn’t just 30 kids protesting outside of someone’s office because they want change. This is thousands of people who are fed up with the notion that gun reform is something we can’t talk about.”The students plan to start the rally at 9 a.m. at Tranquility Park near City Hall and afterwards, plan to march to U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’ office, since he’s accepted more donations from the National Rifle Association than any other Houston-area politician. To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Listen Share X 00:00 /00:50last_img read more

Actor lodges complaint for being tortured by husband

first_imgKolkata: An actor lodged a complaint with police alleging that she was being tortured by her husband.The actor lodged the complaint with Lake Town police station on Friday against “her husband and others”.A police officer said on conditions of anonymity that the woman told police about the level of torture that went on after the death of her brother-in-law in 2014, considering that she brought misfortune to her in-law’s family.According to a senior police officer of Bidhannagar police Commissionerate, the complainant got married to a doctor, who practices at a well known private hospital in the city, four years ago and thereafter started staying at Bangur Avenue. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeShe lodged the complaint alleging that she had been “subjected to both physical and mental torture at the bangur Avenue residence” and was “tortured’ by her husband.She further told police that they bought a flat recently. On Wednesday, she went to the flat where she was allegedly tortured by her husband and received injuries in the course of action. The woman on Thursday went to Lake Town police station and lodged a complaint in this connection. The police initiated a case under section 498A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and 324 IPC (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means). Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedIt is learnt that the complainant had earlier acted in some Tamil films. But she discontinued the same after her marriage. She told police that recently she once again has expressed her wish to continue her work in TV serials.The police initiated a probe in this connection and would speak to the victim’s husband in this connection. A senior police officer said a notice will be served summoning the doctor and we are hopeful that he would co-operate in the investigation or else necessary legal steps would be taken up.last_img read more

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has reached a milestone 1

first_imgUK broadcaster Channel 4 has reached a milestone 10 million registered viewers, which it says will soon help to inform its creative teams in the commissioning and marketing of content.Channel 4 said its online registration, which viewers are requested to complete in order to watch Channel 4 live on the web or access its 4oD catch-up service, has been key to its viewer engagement strategy.It said this has allowed it to introduce new targeted video-on-demand advertising and drive its digital revenues – which are making up an increasing proportion of the corporation’s commercial revenue.So far, Channel 4 said it has used viewer data to offer personalised recommendations, send emails to viewers and offer targeted ads, with many registered viewers also opting to link their Facebook or Twitter accounts to their Channel 4 account.Channel 4 CEO David Abraham said: “We’ve been able to use the scale of the database to have a new and more direct relationship with our viewers and to offer our advertisers new and innovative ways of better targeting the audiences they want to reach.“In the next phase of our strategy we want to further unlock the behavioural insight the data gives us to help add greater insight to our creative processes.”last_img read more