Greg Papa in, Radnich out: ‘It’s like replacing Johnny Carson’

first_imgThe new KNBR lineup: Do you love it or hate it?Love it — Change is goodHate it — Bring back Radnich and/or FitzDon’t care — I listen to 95.7 The GameI’m in a wait-and-see modeVoteView Results Take Our PollBay Area sportscaster Greg Papa made his mid-morning debut on KNBR (680-AM) Tuesday and started off by acknowledging Gary Radnich, the longtime station fixture he’s replacing.“Gary is the godfather of Bay Area sports-talk radio,” Papa told listeners. “… This is a little daunting. It’s a little …last_img

H-DNL football: Players of the week

first_imgTrevor Bell, Antorious Bell — EurekaEureka picked up its fourth win in the last 25 years over Shasta on Friday by a 35-21 margin.Its two Bell-cows had a heavy hand in the win.Trevor Bell opened the game with a 60-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Graham and ended it with a 20-yard touchdown run. In-between, Antorious Bell rushed for two touchdowns to keep Eureka in front.Will Omey, Justin Hagler — St. Bernard’sThe lone undefeated team in the Humboldt-Del Norte League received another big …last_img

How Kevon Looney’s return will impact the Warriors’ rotation

first_imgORLANDO — Warriors center Kevon Looney could play as soon as Monday in Atlanta as he nears his return from a neuropathic condition that has sidelined him most of the season.Looney is the Warriors’ most experienced center and was the opening day starter. While his return will be a welcome addition to a team lacking in institutional knowledge, it will also change a front court rotation that is the deepest of any positional unit on the team.Willie Cauley-Stein started the last 16 games at …last_img

NDP will determine SA’s direction: Zuma

first_img19 February 2013 The National Development Plan (NDP) is a crucial policy-making tool that will help South Africa develop and determine the direction the country takes, President Jacob Zuma said on SABC’s Sunday Live broadcast on the weekend. The NDP is a a blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030. It seeks to do this by drawing on the energies of the the country’s people, growing an inclusive economy, enhancing the capacity of the state, and promoting leadership and partnerships throughout society. In his 2013 State of the Nation Address last week, Zuma said the NDP had set the ambitious target of creating 11-million jobs by 2030, which will require teamwork to get the economy growing at a rate of more than 5% a year. “There are sectors that we have identified that will create these 11-million jobs by 2030,” Zuma said on Sunday. “These include infrastructure and the tourism sector, among others. These sectors have already created jobs and employed people.” On the issue of land, Zuma said the government was committed to resolving issues around this. This would be done within the ambit of the country’s Constitution. He added that while progress had been slow, compensation for land would be equitable. The matter needed to be looked at “differently”, he said. On the issue of education, Zuma said education had be treated as an essential service. However this definition should not be seen as denying teachers the right to embark on strike action. “We are talking about the importance of education,” he said, adding that education was a key element to the country moving forward and developing. For non-performing municipalities, the government was following up on the non-submission of financial reports. On the issue of councillors who received tenders, Zuma said that some had already been fired, and the government was looking at how it could review the tender system. On the matter of the abuse of women and children, Zuma said that a national response was necessary, adding that the government cannot fight this scourge alone. “We need to work together as a nation, government cannot do it alone. We need to have specialised courts that will be ready to deal with such situations and convict perpetrators speedily.” On talks of a possible Cabinet reshuffle, the President said: “I haven’t said anything on it, I haven’t said whether it will happen or if it will not happen. I have not spoken to anyone about this. I don’t know where people are getting this.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Hurricane Sandy: What Will It Take To Get You To Move To The Damn Cloud?

first_imgAs the recovery from Hurricane Sandy moves into its next phases, companies and organizations that depend on the Internet are beginning to ask the hard questions about the effects of the superstorm. Outfits directly affected are wondering how to keep from getting hammered again, while others around the world are looking to make sure they’re not vulnerable to these kinds of disasters.The obvious answer is a cloud-based deployment for websites and services that takes full advantage of the cloud’s elasticity and redundancies. But that’s been true for a while. So what’s the hold up?The Problem Is ClearThe images and stories that came out of Lower Manhattan put the problem in sharp relief, to paraphrase New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Locating so many Internet service providers in one geographic area put a lot of Internet resources in serious risk. It was a gamble that didn’t pay off for many data center operators and their online customers, thanks to flooding that knocked out power – sometimes along with the backup generators and fuel supply pumps.By Saturday, things were getting back to normal, as larger Internet providers like Equinix and Internap were operating either on utility power or stable generator power. But this wasn’t a uniform recovery – Datagram, which hosts prominent websites like Huffington Post, Gawker and BuzzFeed, lost the basement generators at its 33 Whitehall Street facility and did not receive a new backup generator until 2pm Friday.The full impact of the storm is still being measured, as recovery operations continue. But to give an idea of how may sites were dropped off the Internet after Sandy made landfall, take a look at the chart below of IP addresses from the Asia Pacific Network Information Centre. Immediately after Sandy’s landfall a week ago, the number of announced systems dropped by 400, which cut off more than 2,000 separate sites on the Internet using unique IP addresses.APNIC Chart of IPv4 Addresses.The efforts to keep or restore those data centers’ connectivity to the Internet are tales of can-do, sleeve-rolling, American hard work and ingenuity – and they should be applauded for making the best of a bad situation.At the same time, as the tech community gawks at pictures of bucket brigades of petrochemicals and sea-water flooded basement, its obvious that this is not the best solution. The time for excuses justifying these kinds of heroic, yet ultimately unnecessary last-minute saves is over.When The Train Comes, MoveThe Herculean efforts of the data centers whacked by the storm bring to mind another mythical character, King Sisyphus, the rather wicked soul condemned to forever roll a boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down just before it reaches the top. And while the affected ISPs, websites and their customers may not be wicked, they are still facing a Sisyphean situation if they go back to the way things were.The fact is, if this storm didn’t wake companies up to the importance of using off-site public clouds as at least a backup for their online presence, then one has to wonder if what it would take to jog the IT staff into taking action. Tthat’s true for companies in Lower Manhattan – and everywhere else. Your company may be located in an area prone to hurricanes, earthquakes, or tornadoes – or you could be victimized by human error or a malicious hack or even physical attack. The plain truth is that no company is truly safe from the possibility of disaster – so you have to be prepared to get the hell out of the way when trouble comes, and to have a way to get back on your feet if you do get knocked down.The key to doing that quickly and efficiently is to remember that your website is on a network – it does not have to be tied down to one vulnerable server in one vulnerable building.Cloud Costs Coming DownIt’s one thing to say “just get your site on the cloud” and quite another to make that happen. Sites have to be architected in such a way they can be migrated reasonably. Regulatory compliance may also play a big factor for certain industries. Plus there’s the cost of replicating data across multiple locations.But that cost is not as much of issue as it used to be, according to Robert Offley, CEO of managed service provider CentriLogic. Five years ago, the cost of replicating a site was “six to eight times higher than now,” Offley explained. Today site replication is a far more cost-effective option.Simple site replication is just one way to take advantage of the cloud. There’s a full spectrum of cloud-based solutions, anything from backing up your sites’ database in an off-site facility to full-on multisite cloud architecture for a website that can adjust smoothly from server to server, based on regional network and data center outages. There’s a whole host of options out there that aren’t that expensive – not when compared to the loss of traffic and revenue that will hit your business when things do go wrong.What Are You Waiting For?Amazingly, it’s still a lesson that needs to be taught. As the events after Sandy show, there are a whole lot of businesses, including tech-savvy organizations who should really know better, that haven’t taken the time and effort to put active backups in place – much less to move everything into the cloud.If your business is a storefront, you can’t just pick up and move when disaster strikes. But if your business is on the Internet, you most certainly can move your bits when the time comes – or better yet right now.Not taking advantage of the very thing that makes cloud so valuable, the capability to keep your site up and running no matter what happens in any single location, is a waste of the available technology and very short-sighted… to the point of stupidity.Objections will be raised to this argument, of course, chiefly that clouds aren’t perfect solutions, either. First off, cloud facilities can be whacked like any other data center, as Amazon and its customers have found out quite a bit this year. Nor do clouds offer duplication and high-availability services out of the box, as it were. Customers, namely Web admins and developers, have to build their sites to take full advantage of the cloud, or otherwise it’s just another server sitting in the building somewhere waiting to get knocked offline.But when Web teams plan for success in the cloud, elastic services offer a better 21st Century method to avoid or respond to disasters. Certainly a lot better than waiting for a bucket brigade.Lead image courtesy of Shutterstock. Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … brian proffittcenter_img How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#cloud computing#hurricane sandy last_img read more

CTRL V4S listed on Gionee’s website

first_imgGionee seems to be geared up for launch of CTRL-V series smartphone which is the latest addition to the product page on its official website. Though price of the device was not mentioned , according to the catalogue the product sports dual SIM connectivity and runs Android 4.4 KitKat out-of-the-box platform and features a 4.5-inch FWVGA (480×854 pixels) IPS display.The device  is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor along with an ARM Mali 400 GPU and 1GB of RAM. It has 8GB of inbuilt storage, which can be further expanded to up to 32 GB via microSD.CTRL V4S features an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, while the front facing is 2-megapixel. From the various connectivity options the key ones include Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS.Its 1800mAh battery, arguably provides up to 10 hours of talk time and 230 hours of standby.  The gadget measures 134.5×67.7×8.07mm and weighs 85 grams. It is likely to be available in Black and White colour.last_img read more

WATCH: Mike Gundy Dances in Locker Room after Knocking off No. 10 West Virginia

first_imgMike Gundy had a pretty good day today. Not only did his unranked Cowboys knock off No. 10 West Virginia in homecoming, but he also earned his 100th career win as the Oklahoma State head coach.That calls for celebration.When you win your 100th career game on Homecoming, you #GundyDance #okstate #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/6ssJ3ymcxi— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) October 29, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

WATCH: Cinematic Highlights of OSU’s Win Over Texas Tech

first_imgThe Cowboys won their eighth-straight meeting against the Red Raiders, the longest current streak against another Big 12 opponent.But most of those were not without a little drama. This year was no different. Check out all the big plays per Orange Power Studios.Cinematic Highlights from Oklahoma State’s victory over Texas Tech! #GoPokes #okstate pic.twitter.com/nZIDBwjJGj— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) November 14, 2016 While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

Adarius Bowman Congratulates Chuba Hubbard for Signing With Oklahoma State

first_img While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Former Oklahoma State wide receiver Adarius Bowman — No. 8 all-time in receiving yards at Oklahoma State — has made a name for himself in Canadian football. Over his ten-year career he has been one of the best wide receivers in the CFL, even winning his second receiving title in 2016 at the age of 31.So when he heard that Canadian speedster Chuba Hubbard was headed to his former school, he had to reach out on Twitter.congrats my young brother. A great choice @okstate. I’m excited to see you in that sea of orange— Adarius Bowman (@AdariusBowman) February 1, 2017 Of course, Chuba replied.Thank you Adarius !! Means a lot ?? https://t.co/qcsteX8owd— Chuba Hubbard (@Hubbard_RMN) February 1, 2017Hubbard is the 23rd ranked running back of the 2017 class per 247Sports and brings world-class speed and athleticism to a position of need for Oklahoma State. To see what else he brings, check out PFB’s interview with Hubbard from last month.last_img read more

Are Liverpool any worse off for selling Coutinho?

first_imgPremier League Are Liverpool any worse off for selling Coutinho? Peter Staunton Click here to see more stories from this author Chief Correspondent Last updated 1 year ago 03:28 4/3/2018 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(3) Liverpool celebration Mane Firmino Can Getty Images Premier League Liverpool v Newcastle United Liverpool Newcastle United Opinion Klopp’s great gamble is paying off with the Reds reasonably assured of a top-four slot and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals Jurgen Klopp said pre-match that Liverpool were less predictable since Philippe Coutinho’s departure. That is not to sling mud at the Brazilian who departed for Barcelona in the January transfer window but more to reflect the fact that without one dominant playmaker opponents simply don’t know where the danger is going to come from.Klopp’s gamble in sanctioning Coutinho’s record transfer is paying off. Safely delivered through to the Champions League quarter finals – barring a cataclysmic collapse – and now second to only Manchester City in the Premier League, the manager can currently reflect on a pretty canny piece of business. All that and RB Leipzig dynamo Naby Keita to look forward to in the summer.It would be remiss to say Coutinho was holding Liverpool back or causing them a problem but there is better balance in the team since Klopp has been given the option to play with a more pragmatic midfield three. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Williams case shows Solskjaer isn’t holding Man Utd’s youngsters back – he’s protecting them Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Without the schemer occupying a place in the team ahead of him, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is beginning to carve out a niche instead of the Reds having one attacker too many. His work in providing Mo Salah with the opening goal against Newcastle was excellent.Salah, now safely assured of his status as signing of the season, needs no second invitation in situations like that. He has now scored in 26 separate club games for Liverpool this season – an English and top-five European league record.While Klopp was commenting on the effect on the side since Coutinho’s exit, he mentioned the form of Roberto Firmino. He may never be a bonafide poacher like Sergio Aguero but that is not what Liverpool are looking for.He fits this set-up like a glove, whether it’s leading the line or dropping in to create the play. He gave Sadio Mane the opportunity to shoot at goal for Liverpool’s second, game-killing strike.Newcastle provided exactly what was expected on one of the coldest nights to see a game this season. Rafael Benitez had his team sit deep and resist. It worked until just before half-time and a side of such limited ambition is always going to struggle to get back into a game after falling behind.These types of games have had the habit of biting Klopp on the backside throughout his Liverpool reign. This time, though, there were no mistakes and Liverpool took care of business efficiently.That Mane goal was the 200th Premier League goal of Klopp’s Liverpool reign. They have come in 97 matches. Scoring has never been a problem, rather it’s been keeping them out at the other end.The signing of Virgil van Dijk should help in that regard and, while they lost a superstar in Coutinho, they appear to have gained a bit more balance. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more