Next weekend, July 30th-July 31st, the one and only NOLA Crawfish King Chris “Shaggy” Davis will celebrate his 45th birthday in style by hosting Shag Fest, a two-day event featuring some of New Orleans’ finest musicians. The event, to be held at d.b.a., will feature a tribute to Jerry Garcia, a funky superjam, and more. On Saturday, Gravity A and Papa Mali will team up with some very special guests for Gravity Mali Dead, paying respect to Garcia, whose birthday falls two days later on August 1st. Sunday’s lineup features the “Shag Fest Super Jam”, comprised of Eric “Benny” Bloom, Big D Perkins, Eric Vogel, Terrence Higgins, Joe Lawlor, June Yamagishi, and more. Tickets are available for $15 at the door. Every ticket comes with a free beer. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.
The Wisconsin women’s basketball team has started off the season 2-0 with two great defensive games and two double-doubles from senior Tara Steinbauer.The Badgers hosted William & Mary (0-1) in their home opener at the Kohl Center Sunday, and Steinbauer led Wisconsin to a decisive 65-38 victory with 22 points and 12 rebounds in only 24 minutes of action. She shot 8-12 from the field, including 2-3 from behind the arc. “A huge credit to my teammates, they found me on great penetration and drives and dishes,” Steinbauer said. “I couldn’t be more proud of our guards right now. I think their passes inside have been right there, and obviously that puts in me in great position to be able to score on the block.”Wisconsin’s team defense was outstanding. The Badgers allowed William & Mary to shoot only 27 percent from the field, holding the Tribe’s best player, Taysha Pye, to 12 points on 4-14 shooting.Head coach Lisa Stone thought the Badgers came out a little flat in the first half, with Wisconsin only shooting 30 percent from the floor. Wisconsin took a 27-17 lead into the locker room at halftime and came out with a renewed focus, quickly extending its lead to 38-22 after a three-pointer by Steinbauer about three and a half minutes into the second half.“We came in at halftime, and we talked a lot about coming out with energy and intensity,” Steinbauer said, “I just sort of channeled that I guess.”So did the rest of the team. The Badgers would finish the game shooting 56 percent from the field in the second half and 44 percent for the game. Wisconsin remained aggressive the entire game, getting to the charity stripe 26 times. The Badgers converted on 73 percent of those free throws compared to the Tribe’s 7-14 from the line.The Badgers were without senior captain and preseason media all-conference selection Alyssa Karel and junior guard Tiera Stephen for the second straight game due to injury, but other players have been able to fill the void extremely well. Freshman guard Morgan Paige has started in place of Karel in both games this season and had eight points and only one turnover against the Tribe.“Younger players are getting all kinds of experience right now due to some people being out, and that experience is invaluable,” Stone said. “It’s going to help us because our bench strength and depth will become a big advantage for us.”With Karel out, do-it-all sophomore Taylor Wurtz has taken much of the responsibility for bringing the ball up the floor and running the offense. When asked if handling the ball so much made it more difficult for her to know when to shoot, Wurtz made everyone laugh when she matter-of-factly stated, “I know when to shoot.” She finished Sunday’s game with 14 points and deserves a lot of credit for Wisconsin’s low turnover number. The Badgers committed only eight turnovers during the game and only three in the second half.“Taylor Wurtz is doing a great job handling the point,” Stone said. “She is handling the ball, she’s handling pressure and I think she is just doing an outstanding job.”Another player who can’t be forgotten is senior forward Lin Zastrow. Although she has established herself as a low post player, her passing ability cannot be ignored. Through two games this season she has nine assists and only one turnover, something that Stone finds quite impressive from a player who is 6-foot-4.Zastrow also played well Friday night in Wisconsin’s regular season opener at Saint Louis (0-1), as she paced the Badgers with 14 points and four assists, while Steinbauer collected her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.The Badgers defense only allowed 11 points in the first half and only 32 for the game. The Billikens were only able to register a miserable 21 percent shooting night in a dominant 60-32 Wisconsin win. Twenty-eight of Saint Louis’ points came from frontcourt tandem Kathryn Hester and Lauren Woods.
11 December 2014A multimillion-rand manufacturing facility will be opened in Cape Town by SMA Solar Technology, a German manufacturer of solar inverters, on Friday, 12 December.The facility includes a production line and quality test centre for SMA’s Sunny Central inverters, warehousing, as well as the African branch of the SMA Solar Academy training centre.This is the third renewable energy manufacturing facility, supported by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), to open in the country in the past four months.The factory would contribute to the drive to expand the capabilities of the South African manufacturing industry and to increase the country’s industrial base, the DTI said.Green economyThe green economy has been identified as a key focus area of the Industrial Policy Action Plan, and provides significant opportunities for job creation and economic growth.Minister Rob Davies said that Trade and Investment South Africa (Tisa), a division of his department, had facilitated investments to the value of R3-billion in the manufacturing of equipment and components for the renewable energy industry since the 2013/2014 financial year.“Investment in the green economy therefore contributed significantly to Tisa’s 2013/14 investment pipeline of R60-billion. The current pipeline for the 2014/15 financial year is at R27-billion, with a significant contribution from the green economy [at R10-billion],” he said.Supply chainSMA said it had made the decision to invest in South Africa’s manufacturing capacity in response to the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme (REIPPP), through which 1484 MW of solar photovoltaic projects have been procured.Thorsten Ronge, the managing director of SMA South Africa, said the group chose to set up its manufacturing base in Cape Town as it was close to the existing solar supply chain.The company has already supplied inverters to the recently completed 40MW Linde PV plant in Northern Cape province, as well as to the 75MW Kalkbult project, also in the Northern Cape.SAinfo reporter
klint finley Tags:#enterprise#news#Real-Time Web#saas Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts In what is the latest inIBM‘s series of acquisitions, the company today announced an agreement to purchase Coremetrics for an undisclosed sum. The acquisitions expands IBM’s ability to deliver real-time intelligence to enterprises. Coremetrics is a SaaS provider that gleans data from not only a company’s own website, but also social media, mobile media and other sources. Coremetrics’s existing customers include brands such as Bank of America and Holiday Inn.IBM cites Coremetrics’s insights into social network and social media behavior as a driving factor behind this acquisition. According to a survey of CEOs conducted by IBM, over 80% of them are hoping to better understand their customer’s needs and “get closer” to their customers. Social media campaigns have been a key part of many companies attempts to do just that.To this end, Coremetrics functions include “real-time personalized recommendations, email targeting, display ad targeting across leading ad networks, and search engine bid management.”As we noted last month when IBM acquired Sterling Commerce, IBM has been aggressively expanding its B2B offerings through a series of acquisitions.The acquisition rounds out IBM’s WebSphere portfolio of information management and business analytics offerings.The deal is expected to close in Q3 2010. Coremetrics’s approximately 230 employees will be integrated into IBM.
LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 2017 PLAY LIST 03:46Lacson: PH lost about P161.5B tax revenue from big trading partners in 201700:50Trending Articles01:17DTI to cemetery goers: Buy candles and bottled waters in grocery stores, supermarkets01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Although that day would forever be tragic in Crowder’s eyes, the Marquette-product remains grateful to have an opportunity to play for the top team in the Eastern Conference.“Yeah, that day was tough,” he added. “But it was a good day for my basketball career to move on to an organization like this, like the Cleveland Cavaliers, and be able to put myself in position to play for it all. I couldn’t ask for nothing else.”Crowder enjoyed his best statistical season in the league last year, averaging 13.9 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.0 steals on 46.3 percent shooting from the field and a career-high 39.8 percent shooting from behind the arc. Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “There was a lot going on that day, obviously,” Crowder said, in a video uploaded by Def Pen Hoops on Twitter. “The good thing about the whole ordeal was I was able to whisper it to my mom before she passed. I was with her. I just told her, ‘We’re going to Cleveland.’ And like five minutes later she passed.”Jae Crowder talks about telling his mom about his trade to the #Cavs five minutes before she passed away… pic.twitter.com/UVfZ7dISazFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) September 7, 2017Thompson died of cancer on her hospital bed last Aug. 22, the same night the Celtics shipped Thomas, Crowder, Ante Zizic and a 2018 first round pick to the Cavaliers, according to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES View comments MOST READ Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) drives past Brooklyn Nets forward Quincy Acy (13) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 17, 2017, in New York. The Celtics won 98-95. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)The Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics megatrade centered around elite point guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas, but versatile forward Jae Crowder was included in the package as well.Speaking to the media during the Cavs’ introductory press conference, the 27-year-old wing player shared how he informed his sick mother, Helen Thompson, that he was going to Cleveland, just minutes before she lost her life.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary UAAP Season 80 Preview: Expect the ‘unpredictable’ from La Salle Green Archers E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension
MOST READ “I’m happy, but sad at the same time. I’m happy that he’ll be able to spend time with his family and loved ones back in the United States. I’m sad because I’m not gonna be with him every day,” he said. “Sixteen years we’ve played together and we were basically with each other every single day. Now that he’ll be gone in practices and games, it’s gonna be a big adjustment for me. But for him, this one was the best way to go and that’s perfect.”READ: Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career Caguioa and Helterbrand had gone the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in the Ginebra franchise. They started as the upstart “Bandana Brothers” days and became the face of the franchise as “The Fast and the Furious” before settling as reliable veterans for this championship team.Though Caguioa admitted he tried to talk Helterbrand out of retiring last year, but he supports his brother’s decision to end his illustrious run in the pro league.“I kind of talked to him out of it after the first championship last year. But this season, I was ready for it. I kind of sensed it, and I know that he’s ready. I’m happy because he’s happy with that decision,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:41Helterbrand finds perfect time to call it a career03:06Ginebra, Meralco expect ‘tough, rough’ finals series to go the distance01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Scary start: Cavs dealing with numerous early-season issues CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJayjay Helterbrand, who is capping off a triumphant 17-year career, has asked the Ginebra brass to hold off on any retirement ceremony for him until Mark Caguioa decides to hang up his sneakers too.“I told them that I want to wait until Mark retires and we’ll do it together. I think it will be fitting to do that,” said the 2009 PBA MVP.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH READ: Helterbrand to sign one-year extension with GinebraOverall, Caguioa is just grateful to have someone like Helterbrand for the most of his career, adding that their duo could arguably be one of the longest partnerships the league has ever saw.“It’s very rare to have a partner like him, your tandem for as long as 16 years. This might be the longest tandem the PBA has ever seen,” he said. It may be a long wait for Heltebrand as Caguioa isn’t ready to call it a career just yet.READ: Jayjay Helterbrand announces retirementFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I told him wait for about 10 years, when I’m 47 (years old),” said the MVP of the 2012 season.Caguioa shared that it was bittersweet to see his backcourt partner call it a career, but he also believes that it’s just right for Helterbrand to make his exit while on top with Ginebra’s back-to-back titles. View comments
Australia may have been unbeatable in recent times but India will bank on the positive momentum generated in the past few games and a partisan home crowd to secure the coveted gold medal in men’s hockey at the Commonwealth Games.India will be confident after beating Pakistan and England in their last two matches. The noise and the atmosphere at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium has undoubtedly played a big role in India securing their first-ever medal in the event at the Games but Jose Brasa’s men will not want to rest on their laurels.Australia, the world champions and Champions Trophy winners, will like to make it a unique treble as no other men’s team has achieved the feat. And legendary coach Ric Charlesworth will like to emulate himself as he had won the three competitions with the Australian women’s team in 1998.Charlesworth had an unhappy short stint in India and was repeatedly frustrated by what he saw as an un-cooperative attitude by the establishment. Some payment issues also contributed to a premature end to his tenure.India were beaten 2-5 by the Aussies at the World Cup at the same venue earlier this year and the scoreline remained the same when the two sides met in a pool match here. So they shouldn’t lack motivation to make amends.It also promises to be a tactical battle between the two master coaches. India got an immense high by thrashing Pakistan 7- 4 to secure a semi-final spot.Then they came back from 1-3 down to beat England in a tie-breaker. That being an evening tie and played over a longer period will give the hosts less time to recover.advertisementBut the adrenalin rush a packed and screaming home crowd provides can be a crucial factor. Australia plays an all-out attacking brand of hockey which the Indians found difficult to counter in the pool game. Their pressing game and quick off-theball running forced the Indian defence into two early mistakes.The Indians then faded away in the second half. In that context the performance against England was heartening as the Indians ended the match strongly.Sandeep Singh will still be a concern for Brasa as he misses more than he converts on penalty corners, though, his defensive play and distribution seem to have improved.Shivendra Singh, Sardar Singh, Sarvanjit Singh and skipper Rajpal Singh have been on song. Veteran Arjun Halappa has been the vital link between defence and attack while keeper Bharat Chetri will be full of confidence after saving a penalty stroke against England.The Aussie threats are numerous. The team has a few newcomers but that has not diminished its potency. Captain Jamie Dwyer will look to star in the big match. Desmond Abbott, Luke Doerner, Liam de Young, Glenn Turner, Eddie Ockenden and Mark Knowles have been there and done that. Youngsters like Trent Mitton have blended seamlessly into the squad.Aussie women win goldDefending champions Australia needed a tie-breaker to see off New Zealand and seal the gold medal in women’s hockey. With the Kiwis striking in the final minute to make it 2-2, the match went into extra-time and then to penalty strokes where Australia prevailed 4-2.
Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam celebrates scoring a 3-pointer against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — Pascal Siakam isn’t pleased to be taking it easy over All-Star weekend and took out his frustration Wednesday night.Siakam scored a career-high 44 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, OG Anunoby scored a career-best 22 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 129-120 for their sixth straight win.ADVERTISEMENT “If he keeps playing like this, he’s a 2020 All-Star,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said of Siakam.Toronto’s third-year forward was asked whether his big night was a message to those who passed him over for an All-Star spot this year.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“Take it as you want,” Siakam said. “I wish I was going to Charlotte.”Newly signed Raptors guard Jeremy Lin said he was impressed with Siakam’s diverse skill set. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Joel Embiid, 76ers send Knicks reeling to 18th straight loss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Down 103-93 to begin the fourth, Washington cut it to 112-111 on a 3-pointer by Bobby Portis with 4:55 left. Lowry replied with a 3 for Toronto, and Siakam made back-to-back baskets, putting Toronto up 119-111 at 3:44.Toronto faced its biggest deficit, 80-68, at 8:48 of the third. The Raptors answered with a 15-0 spurt, reclaiming the lead at 83-80 before Washington called timeout at 4:43. Siakam scored 19 points in the third, and Toronto closed the quarter on a 35-13 run, taking a 103-93 lead into the final quarter.Washington led 65-59 lead at halftime.LINSANITY IN THE NORTHLin played 25 minutes in his Toronto debut after signing earlier in the day. He was recently waived by the Atlanta Hawks.“I almost feel like I’m cheating, jumping into a 40-something win team,” Lin said. “I’m happy to be here.”Lin received a brief ovation when he checked in for Norman Powell at 4:05 of the first. He finished with eight points, five assists and five rebounds.“Even though I was trying to be stoic and figure out what we were going to do on the defensive end, it was very heartwarming,” Lin said. “Every time I’ve come to Toronto, it’s always felt like a home game.”Lin can expect plenty of action when play resumes after the All-Star break. Before the game, the Raptors said guard Fred VanVleet had surgery in New York to repair ligament damage in his left thumb. VanVleet, who was hurt in Saturday’s win at New York, is expected to miss at least three weeks.TIP-INS Wizards: G Tomas Satoransky was inactive because of personal reasons. … The Wizards missed nine of their first 10 attempts from 3-point range. … Washington is 7-23 on the road.Raptors: F Patrick McCaw was inactive because of a sore right shoulder. … Ibaka has scored at least 10 points in 20 straight games, the second-longest streak of his career. He did it in 21 games in 2014. … Siakam made a career-best four 3-pointers, and Anunoby also had a season-high four.THIS IS 40Siakam is the 11th player in Raptors history to reach the 40-point plateau.UP NEXTWizards: Visit Charlotte on Friday, February 22.Raptors: Host San Antonio on Friday, February 22.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “I knew he was good but tonight was something special,” Lin said. “He showed the full package tonight.”Toronto improved to 13-3 without All-Star Kawhi Leonard, who sat for the second time in four games because of a sore left knee. Leonard also missed last Thursday’s win at Atlanta. Coach Nick Nurse said he wouldn’t mind if Leonard played in Sunday’s All-Star Game.Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Kyle Lowry had 14 points and 13 assists as the Raptors used a big third quarter to overcome a 12-point deficit and post their fifth straight victory over the struggling Wizards.Bradley Beal has 28 points and 11 assists, Jeff Green scored 23 and Jabari Parker 22 as Washington lost for the fifth time in seven games.“We’re down right now,” Brooks said. “We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Samsung has launched a new 16GB storage variant of the Galaxy On Nxt in India at a price of Rs 10,999. The Galaxy On Nxt 16GB storage variant will be available for buying exclusively from online retail website Flipkart from January 3. If you chose to buy the Galaxy On Nxt 16GB storage variant during Flipkart 2018 Mobiles Bonanza sale – between January 3 – January 5 – you’ll be able to get it at a reduced price of Rs 9,999.The original Galaxy On Nxt, with 32GB storage, was launched in India in October 2016. The newly announced variant is essentially the same phone with lesser storage. Which means, much like the original Galaxy On Nxt, the newly announced variant also boasts of an all-metal unibody design — top and bottom ends being plastic with brushed metal finish to accommodate the antennas — with curved 2.5D glass on the front.In typical Samsung fashion, the phone comes with a front-mounted physical home button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner. The phone comes with a 5.5-inch Full-HD IPS LCD display with a 1080×1920 pixels resolution and a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor clubbed with 3GB RAM under the hood. The Galaxy On Nxt supports expandable storage of up to 256GB via a dedicated micro-SD card slot. The dual-SIM phone supports 4G LTE (VoLTE-ready) and runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow-based TouchWiz UI.Also Read: Samsung investigating possible Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 battery issueThe Galaxy On Nxt further sports a 13-megapixel camera on the rear with f/1.9 aperture, autofocus and LED flash. On the front you get an 8-megapixel camera, also with LED flash. The phone is backed by a 3,300mAh battery which is non-removable.advertisementSamsung is also set to launch another Galaxy On range phone in India soon. The new Galaxy On phone, from Samsung, will be an Amazon India exclusive and will focus on design, performance and photography elements. The new Galaxy On phone, in addition, will also allow for users to shop “in a new way” suggest a new teaser page that has gone just live on the e-commerce website.Not a lot is known about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy On phone, but, it will most likely be a successor to the Galaxy On Max which was launched in July. The photography-centric mid-level Galaxy On Max phone was launched at a price of Rs 16,900 exclusively via Flipkart. The new Galaxy On phone will likely be on similar lines but will sell on a different e-commerce portal.
He’s not quite the caliber of NBA Dunk Contest champion Zach LaVine, but former Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess is a pretty incredible dunker. Funchess, who played for the Wolverines from 2012-14, declared for the NFL Draft following his junior campaign that included 733 receiving yards and four touchdowns. NFL scouts will certainly love the 6-foot-5, 230-pound pass catcher’s athleticism. Check out this video of Funchess on the court: Former #Michigan WR Devin Funchess (@D_FUNCH) has avatar-like bounce. When NFL teams see his head above the rim?! pic.twitter.com/uLWbbxBQeQ— Rand Getlin (@Rand_Getlin) February 15, 2015Funchess is projected by many to be a tight end at the next level. Jimmy Graham, one of the NFL’s best tight ends, has similar skills on the basketball court. If Funchess can be half the player Graham is, he’ll have a very long career.