Azkals appeal for crowd support

first_imgPhilippine Azkals stalwarts Misagh Bahadoran and James Younghusband sounded out the call for the team’s 12th man—the home crowd—to step up as they bid for glory in the AFF Suzuki Cup starting Saturday when they face Singapore.Gracing the AFF Suzuki Cup Trophy Tour at SM North last Saturday night, Bahadoran expressed hopes for more crowd support as the Azkals gun for a first Suzuki Cup crown, after three straight semifinal appearances.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND “We’ve experienced playing in large crowds in the Suzuki Cup and the atmosphere could get intimidating for away teams,” said Younghusband. “We hope to have that kind of atmosphere here.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Del Rosario keeps Melaka Open lead EDITORS’ PICK As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Azkals have been playing before fewer spectators compared to recent years in their last few friendly matches at Rizal Memorial Stadium, including the 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan last Wednesday.And with the current trend, it will be tough to fill the 25,000-seater Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan, to its capacity.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“We really need your support,” Bahadoran addressed the crowd in the mall, where the AFF Suzuki Cup trophy was displayed.The 30-year-old Younghusband said having a packed PSS could just give the Azkals the boost that they need to hurdle a tough group that also includes Indonesia and defending champion Thailand. 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports We are young Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View comments Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes PH among economies most vulnerable to viruslast_img read more

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first_imgAbout a year ago, I was excited to see SGI announcing its UV300 system at SC14. At that stage the system was in the prototype stage, not productized, but what they demonstrated at their booth amazed me. The system included 64 Intel Solid State Drive Data Center P3700 Series NVMe drives, which were launched in June 2014. Cutting edge single image system with corresponding drives.Besides the unique features of the SGI300 platform that combines 32 sockets of Intel Xeon E7 with NUMAlink interconnect, that’s an amazing platform to see how far we can scale the performance of the multiple NVMe SSDs in the system. That’s exactly what the company did at SC14- demonstrated how far we can scale raw I/O performance by a factor of NVMe SSDs in the system.  With the NUMA optimized NVMe driver SGI was able to achieve a record number of 30 Million IOPS on a 4k Random Reads (64 SSDs) and prove linear performance scalability.               SOURCE:  https://communities.intel.com/community/itpeernetwork/blog/2014/11/15/sgi-has-built-a-revolutionary-system-for-nvme-storage-scaling-at-sc14Next step, which is very logical, was to understand the limitations of a file system level, determine its overhead for the maximum bandwidth and IOPS bottleneck on the 4k random workloads. Obviously, there are some challenges here. Having a single file system across a number of NVMe SSDs requires a way to combine it into a single volume. This can be a part of file system functionality LVM or a separate SW RAID built for the purpose. MD Raid can be an option here. It’s a generic Linux SW RAID implementation. In fact, Intel has implemented the extensions to it in “imsm” container options for SATA and recently introduced it for NVMe.From here I want to refer to SGI’s blog (http://blog.sgi.com/delivering-performance-of-modern-storage-hardware-to-applicationsOpens in a new window) on a recent MD Raid study and XFS file system modifications. They identified the bottleneck for a standard Raid0 implementation in the way of I/O submission, which can be an issue to scale massive NVMe configurations. This resulted in proprietary SGI’s extension in XFS, which is a part of eXFS with extended support of MD RAID with NVMe SSDs. This allows users to continue scaling of I/O parallelism introduced in NVMe specifications.               SOURCE:  http://blog.sgi.com/delivering-performance-of-modern-storage-hardware-to-applicationsOpens in a new window Hard to believe? Come to SGI’s booth at SC15 and talk to them about it.last_img read more

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first_img‘Old-age protein’ may cause memory lossThe next time you forget where you left your car keys, you might be able to blame an immune protein that builds up in your blood as you age. The protein impairs the formation of new brain cells and contributes to age-related memory loss—at least in mice, according to a new study. 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All the flavours are fresh and cakes moist. Servings are generous, and the cupcakes are crammed full of chocolate chips, Oreo biscuits and bananas respectively, which gives them a unique flavour. Order a day in advance, and you can get a lowfat, dairy free, or low cholesterol batch.Price: Rs 60 per cupcake; fondant cakes (Rs1,200 per kg) are made on order. At: Advait Complex, Sandesh Press Road, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad. Tel: 079 40325838.-Devika ChaturvediNew in townKitsch me quick!Up the quirk quotient of your home with a visit to stylish new store, Nimbu Mirchi-from cushions with silly messages and naughty glasses with Bollywood dialogues to coasters and a lot more, there is no end to the goodies on offer here. There is also a section piled with funky bags for those days when only something eclectic will do. Men will be spoilt for choice here, with their collection of cotton shirts with whacky messages for just Rs 450 and kurtas in varied colours.Price: From Rs 250 to Rs 5,000. 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first_imgLETHBRIDGE, Alta. – A couple who treated their toddler son with natural remedies before he died of meningitis can appeal their convictions to the Supreme Court after a split decision from Alberta’s Court of Appeal.David and Collet Stephan were found guilty last year of failing to provide the necessaries of life in the 2012 death of 19-month-old Ezekiel. Their trial in Lethbridge, Alta., heard they treated the boy with garlic, onion and horseradish rather than taking him to a doctor.There was testimony from a nurse, who was also a friend, who said she had suggested to the Stephans that Ezekiel could have meningitis.The couple’s lawyer argued before the Appeal Court that the trial judge allowed the jury to be overwhelmed by medical evidence and it took almost 39 months from when the Stephans were charged to when they were sentenced.Two of the three Appeal Court judges ruled in support of the conviction.Writing for the majority, Justice Bruce McDonald said the delay in the case was not unreasonable and the judge was not wrong in admitting expert witness evidence. Collet Stephan’s testimony showed she did tests for meningitis and ignored the positive results, McDonald wrote.“This evidence supports the conclusion that they actively failed to do what a reasonably prudent and ordinary parent would do,” he said.But Justice Brian O’Ferrall wrote in a dissenting opinion in favour of a new trial.He felt the trial judge’s charge to the jury was confusing and misleading. He said the jury wasn’t cautioned about doctors who were allowed to testify about what they would have done in the Stephans’ situation.“The standard of care demanded of a medical professional is not the same as that required of parents lacking medical training,” O’Ferrall wrote.“The thrust of this dissent is that the trial judge’s instruction to the jury gave them little choice but to convict,” he continued.“That is, if a parent does not take his or her sick child to the doctor and the child dies, the parent is guilty of failing to provide the necessaries of life. Even in strict liability regulatory offences, due diligence is a consideration.”O’Ferrall’s dissenting opinion means the Stephans can automatically appeal their case to the Supreme Court of Canada if they choose.Defence lawyer Karen Molle, who represented David Stephan, had argued the trial judge allowed too many Crown experts to testify. She said the amount of evidence from three doctors unfairly distracted jurors from the real question of whether the Stephans acted differently than any other reasonable parent.“We can’t undo the impression that these doctors left on this jury,” she argued at an Appeal Court hearing in March. “The jury is emotionally reacting to … a week-long barrage of inflammatory and emotional evidence.”Crown prosecutor Julie Morgan had told the hearing the Stephans received a fair trial and the jury heard evidence from both sides.“The jury found a reasonable, prudent person in their situation would have foreseen medical attention was required,” Morgan said.The trial heard the little boy’s body was so stiff he couldn’t sit in his car seat, so the toddler had to lie on a mattress when his mother drove him from their rural home to a naturopathic clinic in Lethbridge, where she bought an echinacea mixture.The Stephans never called for medical assistance until Ezekiel stopped breathing. He was rushed to a local hospital and died after being transported to Calgary Children’s Hospital.David Stephan was sentenced to four months in jail and his wife was ordered to spend three months under house arrest — the only exceptions being trips to church and to medical appointments.The two were released early pending the outcome of the appeal.The Crown has indicated it will appeal the sentences as being too lenient.— Follow @BillGraveland on Twitterlast_img read more

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Greg Mattison of the University of Michigan has been named Ohio State’s new co-defensive coordinator along with Jeff Hafley. Credit: Courtesy of TNSA year ago, Greg Mattison was preparing for his eighth season with Michigan, coaching a defensive line that would be crucial for the No. 2 total defense in the nation.Now, ahead of his first Spring Game as co-defensive coordinator for Ohio State, the 48-year coaching veteran has been tasked with revitalizing a Buckeye defense that allowed a program-worst 403.4 yards per game the previous season.“Kind of a funny thing, [former players] will be like, ‘Hey coach, I never thought I’d see you in red,’” Mattison said. “Well it’s funny because my wife says I look really, really good in red.”He won’t be the only new coach in red, as Mattison is one of four new defensive coaches for Ohio State this season.Though first-year head coach Ryan Day assembled several new faces to helm the defense, many of these coaches hold connections dating back years.Joining Mattison at co-defensive coordinator this season will be Jeff Hafley, who brings an NFL pedigree with his past six seasons spent as a secondary coach at the professional level. In 2016, Hafley worked alongside Day on the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff.As the secondary coach for the Buckeyes, Hafley inherits a collection of defensive backs that ranked No. 86 in the NCAA with 245.2 passing yards allowed per game this past season.Ohio State redshirt senior cornerback Damon Arnette and junior cornerback Jeffrey Okudah will lead a group that was routinely plagued by pass interference calls last season.Mattison said Hafley’s NFL experience won’t conflict schematically with his knowledge of college defense.“There are only so many things, I believe, in really sound defensive football that you can do,” Mattison said. “Whether you’re in the NFL, wherever, coaching. It’s never been schemes that have won. It’s what you teach the players to run, and who’s running them.”New Ohio State linebackers coach Al Washington is a familiar face for both Mattison and Day. Washington coached three Michigan linebackers to All-Big Ten honors last season and played at Boston College while Day served as a graduate assistant there.The Wolverine ties do not end there, as Day hired former Michigan defensive analyst Matt Barnes as the new special teams coordinator and assistant secondary coach.Barnes spent the past three seasons coaching special teams, secondary and linebackers for Maryland and helped develop second team All-American linebacker Tre Watson.Barnes and Hafley have already proved they can collaborate productively, combining the safety and cornerback rooms to shore up the defense in 2018.Hafley said the players have had no problems adjusting to four new coaches on the defense.“The great part about these guys is they’re just buying into everything we tell them,” Hafley said. “They are trying it. They’re coming out. They’re asking questions.”The only constant on the Buckeye defensive coaching staff is Larry Johnson, who Mattison called “one of, if not, the best defensive line coach in college football.”Johnson’s six seasons with Ohio State have yielded five All-American selections on the defensive line, including 2019 NFL Draft hopefuls Dre’Mont Jones and Nick Bosa in the past two years.Junior defensive end Chase Young has a chance to become Johnson’s sixth All-American this year, coming off a season that saw Young rack up 9.5 sacks, with four coming in the final two games.When integrating so many new coaches on one side of the ball, Mattison said it’s easy when everyone shares a common goal.“The staff is not a staff made up of a bunch of egos,” Mattison said. “This staff here is truly a staff that truly wants Ohio State football and the players we’re dealing with to be the very, very best they can be. And you feel that every day you come in.” read more

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