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January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your Comments

first_imgJanuary’s featured nominees are fabulous examples of uniquely talented geocachers. Though many other qualified candidates were nominated, Groundspeak Lackeys selected these three helpful, innovative, and creative nominees.  Now it’s your turn to help select one of them as January’s featured “Geocacher of the Month.”AbbeyAckbar, December Featured Geocacher of the MonthWrite a comment on this blog post about which of these three geocachers you feel should be the featured “Geocacher of the Month.” Those whose nominees were not recognized here are encouraged to submit their nominations again next month.Last month, AbbeyAckbar was chosen as the December Featured Geocacher of the Month. AbbeyAckbar, a geocaching couple, was recognized for organizing some of the most creative and popular events in Dublin, Ireland. They were also acknowledged for their consistent willingness to assist geocachers in need. Congratulations again to AbbeyAckbar and all other December nominees.Here are your nominees for the January Featured Geocacher of the Month. Some testimonials have been edited for length.BloodhoundedBloodhounded SharePrint RelatedAnnouncing the December Featured Geocacher of the MonthJanuary 5, 2012In “Community”December Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsDecember 8, 2011In “Community”January Featured Geocacher of the Month Nominees – Add Your CommentsJanuary 9, 2013In “Community” MemomlsMemomlsNominated by Horseshoechamp, “Memomls has put on many 101 events and always embraces new cachers with her friendly charm. She is the back bone of North Florida and is known far and wide for her giving- not only her knowledge but her wisdom of caching to all she comes in contact with. Memomls is part owner in a starting Geo-Business here in North Florida called The Cache Station which supplies all sorts of items for both new and old cachers alike. She looks out for many geocachers and willingly hosts events for different people’s accomplishments, even when they are new to geocaching.”Comment below to tell us who you think should be the featured January “Geocacher of the Month.” A panel of Lackeys will use your comments to help decide which geocacher is awarded the honor. Each featured “Geocacher of the Month” will receive an exclusive special edition featured ”Geocacher of the Month” Geocoin along with a Geocacher of the Month hat and a certificate acknowledging their contributions signed by two of the founders of Geocaching.com. We will be accepting comments for January’s award through Monday February 6th.Geocacher of the Month GeocoinIf you know an outstanding geocacher you would like to nominate to be a Featured Geocacher of the Month, send an email to [email protected] nomination must meet the following requirements:Please include your name, the name of your nominee, their username, at least one picture of the nominee and a description (500 or fewer words) explaining why he or she deserves to be the Geocacher of the Month. Please inform your nominee that you’ve submitted them for the award. Nominations for the February Geocacher of the Month must be received by February 17th.Once we have received all of the nominations, we will choose the top candidates and post them on the blog. You will then get a chance to champion your favorite. Our goal is to involve the entire geocaching community in this process so we might learn from each other.Share with your Friends:More Nominated by BigAI437, “Kevin has not only started the geocaching blog, Cachecrazy.com, that reaches international geocachers, but he is constantly getting involved with the local community. Recently he set up a geocaching day for a group of local Girl Scouts. He took them out to find some caches after teaching them all about geocaching. Kevin made sure that these young girls had lots of fun and learned about a new sport that is not only fun, but takes you to places that you might have never visited. I am totally inspired by his commitment to geocaching, the geocaching community, and to his local community.” SerenityNowSerenityNowNominated by TeamDotOne, “SerenityNow is responsible for the largest annual events in Ohio known affectionately as the Grand Caching Events (GCE). An example of one of these events is CSI: Cleveland.  Not only do to they go way out of their way to host the best events ever but they always seem to come up with something new each and every year to make people want to keep coming back. We have spent countless hours enjoying their company, enjoying their events, enjoying their caches and most importantly, enjoying their friendship.”last_img read more

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Storage: Data Archiving Slims Enterprise Apps

first_imgEnterprise applications by their very nature are big and consume huge amounts of corporate network resources. Particularly storage. Application data is ever growing, and backups, replications and data snapshots all can require large amounts of storage space.As data sets grow, enterprise systems can grow sluggish. One way to fix the problem is to upgrade hardware, adding faster servers, more memory and more storage space, but the solution is usually only a temporary one until once again system limitations are exceeded.A better solution is to periodically migrate data from the enterprise system to an archival location. Typically the data selected for archival is older and no longer critical to the business. But identifying the database tables and rows that are candidates for archival can be difficult and usually involves assistance from DBAs with input from a business analyst.Two types of approaches are possible for performing data archival: static and dynamic.Dynamic archival will move the data to a typically cheaper and slower storage medium but still be saved in a mirrored set of relational tables. In this way, the archived data, if desired, could be queried exactly the same way as the data kept in the production system. While the speed for retrieval of the archived data may be significantly slower than that of the production data, it is a reasonable trade-off since it is assumed that the archived data will only be infrequently accessed.Static archival is when archival data is moved into static, file-based storage. The approach is simpler than dynamic archival and it may be preferred because dynamic archival methods are not certified by the government for long-term archival.The Formtek | Orion RepositoryLink (RL) product is a good example of a static archival product that integrates with and is certified by SAP. RL is based on SAP’s ArchiveLink interface and can be configured to store more than 600 of SAP’s archivable objects.Formtek’s RL writes SAP archive files that include important metadata. The archive file isn’t in the format of a database table, but one that does completely capture all business transaction information complete with metadata tags. Once the SAP archive files are written, that same information, if desired, can be removed from SAP’s production database. SAP archived data within Formtek’s RL can then be securely managed.last_img read more

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Sachin Tendulkar picks up stake in PBL franchise

first_imgBengaluru, Dec 8 (PTI) Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar today ventured into the world of badminton as co-owner of Premier Badminton League (PBL) franchise “Bengaluru Blasters” alongside Tollywood film stars including Chiranjeevi. “Sachin, Chiranjeevi, Akkineni Nagarjuna and Allu Aravind, besides myself – we all of us have formed a consortium and invested in Bengaluru Blasters,” team Co-Owner and businessman Nimmagadda Prasad told reporters here. This is the second venture of the consortium that owns Kerala Blasters, a part of the Indian Super League football tournament. Asked about the stakes picked up by the consortium members, Prasad denied to share details on it, but said he would disclose the details at an opportune time. “For now we will not disclose the breakup of investments made by the members of the consortium, but would disclose it at an opportune time,” he said. Asked whether it is a riskier affair to enter into badminton league which has not taken off as expected compared to Pro-Kabbadi, Prasad said the investors have bought the team considering the risk factors involved and with a desire to raise the standards of the sport in India. “When it comes sport, every entrepreneur faces this challenge. Let me tell you, sir, this is not a venture for making profits, but to raise the standards of badminton in India,” he said. Asked to comment on Tendulkars presence as a Co-owner of the team, national coach Pullela Gopichand said the maestros presence will not only boost the morale of players, but bring in more spectators. Speaking on the occasion, Tendulkar said given the recent wave of success for India in badminton globally, it is right time to help grow the sport exponentially. “Badminton is the epitome of fitness, flexibility, agility and skill and its adoption will contribute to India?s path to fitness. I?m excited to be part of Bengaluru Blasters team and wish them the very best for the upcoming season,” he said. PTI BDN BS BSadvertisementlast_img read more

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2012 NYC/SOO Referee Appointments

first_imgCongratulations to the following referees on their appointments in the 2012 X-Blades National Youth Championships finals and State of Origin Series. National Youth Championships Finals18’s Boys FinalRob BowenMichael WattTim Pearson18’s Girls FinalJustin ParsonsAmanda Single Liam Cooper18’s Boys Community FinalMarcus MullerZachary SchembriAaron Mackenzie18’s Boys Developing State FinalGiancarlo LeungChristian del CastilloKim White18’s Girls Community FinalJo MasonBrendan JonesJenny Madders18’s Girls Developing State FinalKai MarutaSitha MeadAnne Beetham State of Origin – Game OneMen’s OpenDavid BaggioDale LawrenceLuke McKenzieWomen’s Open Brad SmithMick MedlinMatt LaveryMixed OpenSam ClarkBrett FreshwaterDamien CarlsonMen’s 20’sScott CampbellGavin KingSimon JacksonWomen’s 20’sRebecca WardSam HaconMichael WattMen’s 30’sKim SkellyNathan BudgeMark KellyWomen’s 30’sBrenton TurnerBeau NewellAmanda SingleMen’s 35’sBill SladeTammey ChappelMack HovermanWomen’s 35’sTerri ThomasKaren DaviesJames SteinbergMen’s 40’sBernard O’DonohueRichard McIlroyAndrew SmithWomen’s 40’sAnton Van RensburgNic AltinRob WardMen’s 45’sJohn FrostChris MurrayPaul SullivanMen’s 50’sCraig HughesVictor NaumovskiKen GilbertState of Origin Game TwoMen’s OpenDavid BaggioDale LawrenceLuke McKenzieWomen’s Open Damien CarlsonSam ClarkMark KellyMixed OpenBrett FreshwaterNathan BudgeKim SkellyMen’s 20’s Scott CampbellGavin KingMack HovermanWomen’s 20’sRebecca WardSamantha HaconChris MurrayMen’s 30’sBrad SmithMick MedlinMatt LaveryWomen’s 30’sJames SteinbergTerri ThomasBrenton TurnerMen’s 35’s Simon JacksonBill SladeTammey ChappelWomen’s 35’sKaren DaviesNic AltinRob WardMen’s 40’sBernard O’DonohueAndrew SmithJohn FrostWomen’s 40’sMichael WattTim PearsonRob BowenMen’s 45’sRichard McIlroyPaul SullivanBeau NewellMen’s 50’sVictor NaumovskiCraig HughesAnton Van RensburgState of Origin Game ThreeMen’s Open David BaggioDale LawrenceLuke McKenzieWomen’s Open Damien CarlsonSam ClarkMark KellyMixed Open Brett FreshwaterNathan BudgeKim SkellyMen’s 20’sScott CampbellGavin KingMack HovermanWomen’s 20’sRebecca WardSamantha HaconChris MurrayMen’s 30’s Brad SmithMick MedlinMatt LaveryWomen’s 30’sTerri ThomasJames SteinbergAnton Van RensburgMen’s 35’sSimon JacksonBill SladeTammey ChappelWomen’s 35’sKaren DaviesRob WardNic AltinMen’s 40’sBernard O’DonohueAndrew SmithJohn FrostWomen’s 40’sRebecca WardJo MasonMarcus MullerMen’s 45’sBeau NewellRichard McIlroyBrenton TurnerMen’s 50’sPaul SullivanVictor NaumovskiCraig Hughes Related LinksReferee Appointmentslast_img read more

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Measures to Ensure Smooth Transition from Analogue to Digital Broadcasting

first_imgStory Highlights The Government is putting measures in place to ensure a smooth transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting in the next four years. This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on June 28. He informed that the National Digital Switchover Steering Committee, which he chairs, met on June 1, 2017 and a presentation was made by its Technical Committee. The Committee was formed in 2009 to see to Jamaica’s successful transition from analogue to digital transmission. The Government is putting measures in place to ensure a smooth transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting in the next four years.This was disclosed by Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, at a post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on June 28.The Minister noted that it is necessary for Jamaica to make the switch as global standards for broadcast distribution have migrated, or are migrating from analogue transmission to digital and high-definition transmission.“I am signalling to the country that this is a direction in which the country is heading (digital switchover), and so we have to prepare,” he said.Senator Reid pointed out that the Government has been engaging in discussions with stakeholders and plans are being advanced regarding this anticipated national digital switchover.He informed that the National Digital Switchover Steering Committee, which he chairs, met on June 1, 2017 and a presentation was made by its Technical Committee.The Committee was formed in 2009 to see to Jamaica’s successful transition from analogue to digital transmission.The Minister said that the substantive work being carried out by this Committee will guide Jamaica in its digital switchover process, which is targeted to take full effect in 2021.He noted that recommendations will flow from various streams of work being undertaken by the Committee and its three subcommittees. These include technology standards; licensing framework; service proposition; business model and financing; frequency plan; and analogue switchover plan.“Recommendations will be made to Cabinet from time to time on these matters and I will take to the Cabinet existing recommendations to provide enabling provisions in the Broadcasting and Radio Re-Diffusion Act,” he informed.These provisions, he said, will confer on the Minister the power to introduce dates for digital switchover commencement and analogue switch-off; specify the related standards; make transitional arrangements as may emerge as necessary for analogue switch-off and digital switchover; and introduce dates by which retailers should cease the importation of analogue television sets.“It is also contemplated that there will be legislative provisions for powers to be conferred on the Broadcasting Commission to allow for the issuing of directives to address a range of matters, including anti-dumping considerations and the disposition of analogue sets; and make administrative arrangements as may emerge as necessary for analogue switch-off and digital switchover,” he added.The Steering Committee is co-chaired by Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission, Professor Anthony Clayton; Chairman of the RJRGleaner Group, Lester Spaulding; and the Chairman of the Jamaica Association of Community Cable Operators (JACCO), Anthony Graham.Membership also includes industry stakeholders, such as free to air, cable and retailers; Spectrum Management Authority, the Consumer Affairs Commission, and representatives of other Government entities.The use of digital technology will lead to improvement in production content and distribution; the production of better quality audio and audiovisual product for broadcast or other media dissemination; and enhancement in the viewer/consumer experience, including interactivity, additional channels, audio description and subtitling for persons with visual and hearing impairments, as well as access to broadband, telephony and other services.last_img read more

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Scouting Michigan State A look at the 2015 Spartans

Michigan State then-redshirt junior quarterback Connor Cook (18) during a game against OSU on Nov. 8, 2014 at Ohio Stadium. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe 10-game warmup for No. 3 Ohio State has come to an end.Now begins the most important, and difficult, two weeks of the regular season for the Buckeyes, starting with Michigan State on Saturday. The forthcoming game has been circled on the schedules of college football fans since the season began in August when both teams were ranked in the top five of the AP poll. Anticipation hit its peak during Weeks 4 and 5, as the Buckeyes and Spartans occupied the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the AP poll, respectively. The matchup began to lose some of its luster ever since, especially on Nov. 7 when the Spartans fell to Nebraska 39-38 on the road. Even though it is no longer a meeting of unbeatens, there is still a lot of hype about a game between two top-10 teams with major implications on who advances to the Big Ten Championship Game. Here is a look at the 2015 Spartans. Can Connor still cook? Redshirt senior quarterback Connor Cook is an integral part of Michigan State’s success, but unfortunately for coach Mark Dantonio and his team, there are questions surrounding Cook coming into Saturday’s contest. Cook did not play in the second half of the Spartans’ 24-7 win over Maryland because of an apparent shoulder injury. The Hinckley, Ohio, native took two major hits in the first quarter. On the second one, Cook was slow to get up and visibly favored his right shoulder. He stayed in the game but his arm strength was clearly diminished. The decision to trade his helmet for a headset in the second half was more a precautionary one, Cook said after the game. Both Dantonio and Cook downplayed concerns about the redshirt senior’s availability against OSU, but there is reason to wonder how effective he will be able to be. For a quarterback, an injury to the shoulder is about the worst place, besides maybe to the hand, to be ailing. It’s highly likely that Cook suits up — on Monday, multiple OSU players said they are preparing as if Cook will play — but questions of whether he can he still be the same guy who ranks 28th nationally in passing yards and has a 32-4 record as a starter are legitimate. Everything Michigan State does offensively revolves around Cook’s ability to distribute the football so efficiently. Cook has talent on the outside, namely senior wide receivers Macgarrett Kings Jr. and Aaron Burbridge, who have combined for well over half of the Spartans’ receiving yards, but if his arm isn’t able to deliver the football with the same zip to these players, the offense is vulnerable.The Spartans’ rushing attack has taken steps backward this season with the loss of Jeremy Langford to the NFL, as it ranks 92nd nationally. So, if Cook cannot be his normal self, meaning a larger reliance on the run game, the Spartans could struggle mightily to put up points against the vaunted OSU defense. Reviving the old recipe The old recipe for Spartan success was typical smash-mouth football: a strong run game to set up nothing more than an effective passing game, complemented by an imposing defense to win low-scoring affairs. This has worked incredibly well for Dantonio and Michigan State since he took the helm in 2007. However, the past two years have seen the program veer slightly away from this formula to a more wide-open offense spearheaded by Cook with really good, but not great, defenses — especially this season. The Spartans’ defense has not been the feared unit it has in the past yet this season. It can partly be attributed to injuries in the secondary, but even so, the defense’s performance against Maryland might be what it needed to regain its old mojo. The Spartans have held opponents below 20 points just twice: the Terrapins last week (24-7) and Central Michigan in Week 4 (30-10). However, the old, dominating defense re-emerged against Maryland. The Spartans, who are led by redshirt junior linebacker Riley Bullough, limited the Terrapins to 289 yards total offense, about 100 fewer than OSU allowed. They also forced five turnovers: three interceptions and two fumbles. The latter statistic — turnovers — will be an area where the Michigan State defense will need to repeat its success against OSU, especially because the Buckeyes have been slightly turnover prone this season. The Scarlet and Gray have turned the ball over in each of their past three games, including twice last week against Illinois. For Michigan State to have a real shot at upsetting OSU, the Spartans’ defense will need to be able to generate turnovers, and the offense will have to capitalize on the extra possessions. Beyond the BuckeyesFollowing Saturday’s tilt against OSU, Michigan State is scheduled to return to East Lansing, Michigan, for its final game of the regular season against Penn State. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. read more

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Bale named Club World Cup 2018 Golden Ball winner

first_imgGareth Bale has won the Club World Cup 2018 Golden Ball award following his impressive performances at Abu DhabiThe Welsh winger proved to be a vital member of the Real Madrid squad this week as they became the first team in history to win three Club World Cups in a row.Bale proved to be unstoppable in Los Blancos’ 3-1 win against Japanese side Kashima Antlers in the semi-finals by scoring a hat-trick.In the final itself on Saturday, Bale played the full 90 minutes and helped Real defeat local side Al Ain 4-1 – which nearly saw him repeat his overhead Champions League final goal as well.Now Bale’s exploits in Abu Dhabi have crowned him the Club World Cup 2018 Golden Ball winner.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.Al Ain’s Caio won the Silver Ball with River Plate’s Santos Borre collecting the Bronze Ball.Last year’s winner for the Golden Ball was Luka Modric, who has since gone on to win this year’s Ballon d’Or.🌍🏆 @GarethBale11 🎖 Club World Cup Golden Ball winner#RMCWC | #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/Mn7vi4SsWE— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) December 22, 2018last_img read more

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De Laurentiis is tired of racism in Italy

first_imgThe Napoli chairman believes that if the Italian Football Federation doesn’t fix the racism problems in the league, he will quit the competition.Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly was racially abused during the match against Internazionale Milan in the Italian Lega Serie A.And the Italian Football Federation, better known as the FIGC, did not take serious actions against those who insulted the Partenopei footballer.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….“Once again the system, understood as an organization, has shown that it does not know how to change, punishing the victim and not the executioner,” said Aurelio De Laurentiis, Napoli’s CEO, according to Calcio Mercato.“If we go on like this, football seriously risks imploding, hurting itself. I am ashamed to be part of this system from which I will be going out very quickly if the FIGC will not use drastic measures against racism.”“In this way, Koulibaly is even more humiliated by this affair. I’m offended for him. He was touched, moved, struck in his sensitivity, his and family. His exhibition capacity was exemplary, I’m sorry he did not have justice,” he concluded.last_img read more

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