Celtic and Rangers learn Europa League play-off opponents

first_imgCeltic will take on Lithuanian side Suduva in their Europa League play-off, while Rangers face Russian outfit Ufa.Suduva sealed their spot as Celtic’s opponents by defeating Spartaks Jurmala 1-0 on aggregate.Rangers, meanwhile, were denied a rematch with Progres Neiderkorn after last year’s loss when the Luxembourg minnows conceded late on to Ufa.With Progres leading 2-1 and the tie heading for extra-time, Ufa struck a last-gasp equaliser to go through 4-3 on aggregate. Rangers now instead face a long-haul trip to the Republic of Bashkortstan in central Russia.last_img read more

Completing Loss Prevention Courses for Certification Drives Results

first_imgWeston Pate, LPCThe decision to pursue LPQ or LPC certification through the Loss Prevention Foundation means that soon you will be able to achieve better results in your organization and in your professional life. But between that decision and the credential after your name lies just a little work in the form of comprehensive loss prevention courses.Weston Pate, LPC, zone manager, asset and profit protection for Kmart, knows how much hard work must go into the LPC curriculum. In the recent Certification column in the September-October issue of LP Magazine, Pate shares his experience as a working LP professional who elected to pursue certification. In the column, Pate talks about the benefits he has seen on an organizational and personal level since taking the course:“I think that one of the biggest benefits I have seen is the ability to speak to certain parts of the business better, such as supply chain, and I also have seen interest from my peers and my direct reports now that they see the LPC credential on my signature. I believe this has been a great benefit because if others take the course, then they too will be better equipped to drive better results.”Pate also points out how comprehensive the loss prevention courses in the certification process are:- Sponsor – “It’s very comparable to my college coursework and takes the same level of discipline and self-motivation to complete. This is something that you have to motivate yourself to do, and the feeling you get once you have completed the coursework and final exam is amazing.”Check out “Drive Better Results in Your Company and Career” to read the full column and learn how the certification process can change the way an LP professional approaches his job. You can also visit the Table of Contents for the September-October 2016 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 nowlast_img read more

The Eco-Technologies Great Debates – Client Architecture and the Data Center

first_imgI have just returned from the Intel sponsored Eco-Technology Great Debates where I was slotted into the topic of Thin vs. Thick Client Energy Efficiency. I had the opportunity to weigh in on the side of “Thick” clients as the most energy efficient. The bad news is that our team lost; the good news is that we didn’t lose by much (29 to 24)! The best news is that all of the teams had some very strong arguments (and even several very entertaining exchanges). Being a simple data center guy, I learned a lot, especially as it relates to thin client architecture and energy impacts. No contest, thin clients consume less energy at the device level than do thick clients (PCs and Laptops). But is that really the energy efficient answer? For thin clients, compute and storage are necessarily displaced to the data center. Data centers with thier concentrated IT equipment are typically inefficient to power and cool relative to laptops and PCs which are distributed by nature and cooled by ambient air. Generally data centers require 1 watt of power for cooling and electrical distribution (house load) for 1 watt of IT load (newer data centers are more efficient but still incur additional power costs simply to power and cool). Therefore, every kW of power that is shifted from distributed thick client use to a data center causes more or less 2 kW of impact in the data center! Wow! With the majority of the world’s data centers facing power or cooling capacity constraints and some with no additional grid power available at all, total energy costs extend beyond the simple house load + IT load equation. Expansion and upgrade of facilities increases energy consumption, as well. There are too many areas to detail here but needless to say the total power consumption for extracting and manufacturing data center components, transporting them to a site and construction of new facilities is non-trivial and likely larger per unit of compute than for the typical laptop. This collateral consumption is not comprehended in any calculations of alternative client model power efficiencies of which I am aware.. I also have no specific data on the power efficiency of PCs or laptops to provide rigorous comparison to data center power utilization efficiency. The above arguments, however, do appear to be logical. More work needs to be done to collect the data and analyze these concepts in detail….. If you want to see the instant replay of all of the debates (including the client debate, liquid vs. air cooling and ac power vs dc power in the data center), click on the web link above and look for the embedded webcast URL at the bottom of the resulting page. There are also a couple of links to other articles on the subject that are well worth reading. TTFN!last_img read more

Japan eye record gold haul at Tokyo 2020

first_imgJapan’s previous best effort in terms of gold medals was as host of the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and at the 2004 Athens Games, when they won 16.Thirty golds would have put them above second-placed Britain’s 27 in Rio, but still a long way behind the table-topping United States, who captured 46.Yamashita was also bullish about Japan’s chances at next year’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, predicting nine medals overall.The country’s previous best haul at a Winter Games was five gold medals and 10 in total as host of the Nagano Olympics in 1998.ADVERTISEMENT Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MVP favorite Fajardo, Beermen likely to banner Mythical Team LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I reckon we can aim to get 2.5 times the amount we did in Rio,” the former Olympic judo champion told local media, pointing to Japan’s recent success in gymnastics, table tennis and badminton.“That’s just my personal opinion, not that of the technical committee,” added the 60-year-old Yamashita, who was Japan’s deputy chef de mission in Brazil.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“We will collect the relevant data and decide (the official target) hopefully by next summer.”Yamashita, who won judo gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, also raised the hope that the host nation’s track athletes could deliver a surprise after a Japanese sprinter, Yoshihide Kiryu, finally broke the 10-second barrier last month after years of trying. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claimscenter_img No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges 2020 summer Olympic games host city, Tokyo, is projected on the floor as dancers perform during the closing ceremony in the Maracana stadium at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)A senior Japanese Olympic official has called on the host country’s athletes to win a national-record 30 gold medals at the 2020 Summer Games, local media reported Friday.Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) sports committee chairman Yasuhiro Yamashita backed home-grown competitors to more than double their haul of 12 golds at last year’s Rio Olympics, where Japan finished sixth in the medal table.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Cavs’ Shumpert to have arthroscopic surgery on left knee

first_imgLATEST STORIES View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Eagles ready to put collapse behind them Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Shumpert was not available Tuesday night after playing seven minutes Monday night in a victory at Philadelphia. He’s averaging 4.8 points and 3.1 rebounds in 13 games this season.The Cavaliers were in Atlanta on Thursday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 Malditas save PH from shutout Iman Shumpert of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on October 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPCLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was set to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Friday morning.The Cavaliers said Thursday that Shumpert was reevaluated by team physicians Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. James Rosneck after the Cavaliers’ home victory over Miami on Tuesday night. Shumpert was scheduled to have surgery at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Gameslast_img read more

India lose their No.1 ODI ranking to Australia

first_imgAustralia moved five ratings points clear of South Africa, which dropped one place to third after the defeat in the series.Four-time World Champion Australia on Sunday returned to the top of the one-Day International Team Rankings, displacing India, after defeating South Africa 4-1 in a five-match series, as per the latest International Cricket Council release.Australia started the series in third position on 114 ratings points but equalled India’s 117 points, claiming the top spot by 0.2 points when the ratings are calculated beyond the decimal point.Australia moved five ratings points clear of South Africa, which dropped one place to third after the defeat in the series, which concluded in Sydney on Sunday.South Africa moved ahead of Australia last month, following its 2-0 victory over New Zealand. Australia are scheduled to participate in a Jan 16 – Feb 1 triangular series with India and England, starting in Melbourne.With just one ranking point separating them, fourth-placed Sri Lanka hosts fifth-ranked England in a seven match series, starting in Colombo on Wednesday. Bangladesh are currently playing against Zimbabwe in a five-match series.last_img read more