After Meltdown – Best Practices for Updating Your PowerEdge Server’s BIOS

first_imgThe recent news of side-channel analysis vulnerabilities affecting many modern microprocessors has, as you can imagine, generated more than a few inquiries from our customers about updating their PowerEdge servers. If you’re in the same boat, asking yourself “What comes next? How do I apply these BIOS updates?”, then this post should help.First things first, applying a BIOS update to a PowerEdge server is easy. Dell supplies different tools so you can choose the method best suited to your particular IT environment and needs.Updating One or Two Servers?If you’re just updating one or two servers in a small shop, a BIOS update packages can be obtained from support.dell.com manually by keying in your server’s system tag and then looking for a BIOS update such as that shown in figure 1.Fig 1 – support.dell.com showing a BIOS update for PowerEdge serverNOTE: Dell EMC downloads and driver updates are free. That’s always been the case and there are no plans to change that.Downloading this file and then applying it manually to a local server is straightforward, but if you have hundreds or more servers in a remote data center you’ll want to keep reading because we have better options for you.Updating Lots of Servers, Even AutomaticallyIntelligent Automation is a Dell EMC hallmark, and Dell EMC offers a range of OpenManage solutions that can simplify mass server updates. With Dell EMC Repository Manager, new updates from Dell EMC online catalogs can be automatically downloaded, as shown in figure 2.Fig 2 – Dell EMC Repository Manager interfaceYou can tell Repository Manager when to download updates, which servers you own, and what kind of updates you want. You can also command Repository Manager to download different sets of updates for different logical or physical groups of servers, and then to separate them into repositories in different locations. This gives you the flexibility to support different deployment methods.So now you have a BIOS update. You’ve tested it and you want to deploy it to the production servers in your datacenter. Now what? Dell EMC recommends one of the following approaches to automate updates:Use OpenManage Essentials or OpenManage EnterpriseUse an OpenManage integration for either Microsoft System Center or VMware vCenterCreate a custom automation script that operates with standard management APIs provided by the iDRAC with Lifecycle Controller embedded in every PowerEdge server.As an example, OpenManage Enterprise, the next-generation Dell EMC management console, provides a simple click-and-go process to schedule and perform BIOS updates for thousands of servers (see figure 3).Fig 3 – OpenManage Enterprise screen showing target servers to updateThose systems will process the update as scheduled and with no further intervention. If you’re new to managing PowerEdge servers, this is an easy way to efficiently update thousands of servers without a lot of effort.If you already manage your IT environment with an existing management platform such as System Center or vSphere, our integrations and connections make short work of incorporating PowerEdge servers.And you use scripts to perform IT operations, we offer resources on Dell TechCenter as well as open source PowerShell and Python Scripting repositories http://github.com/dell. These assets provide a good starting point for automation, and can be adapted to the specifics of your IT environment.Dell EMC Advantage: Dell EMC provides the tools to deploy updates in a manner that best suits your needs. We realize that one method does not fit all situations.Final ThoughtsDell EMC makes a variety of tools so you can perform server updates quickly and securely, particularly as part of an automated one-to-many update workflow. And because Dell EMC provides easy-to-use tools that integrate well with each other and with third-party tools, they are readily adapted to a variety of IT environments.If you want to download a slightly longer version of this post, you can find it online at http://dell.to/2CpiSEg. For detailed, technical information on performing updates on Dell EMC PowerEdge servers, please visit this Dell TechCenter archive: http://dell.to/2o04cSn or for more on OpenManage systems management tools and technologies, please reference the Dell TechCenter wiki at http://dell.to/2w4myYE.last_img read more

US, Cuba trade terrorism accusations as Havana blacklisted

first_imgTopics : It was the first time that Cuba was not certified since 2015. It joined the ranks of four other US adversaries — Iran, North Korea, Syria and Venezuela.”Cuba’s refusal to productively engage with the Colombian government demonstrates that it is not cooperating with US work to support Colombia’s efforts to secure a just and lasting peace, security and opportunity for its people,” the State Department said.Colombian President Ivan Duque, a conservative ally of the United States, broke off talks with the ELN after a January car bomb attack on a Bogota police academy killed 21 recruits.The militants have been demanding, unsuccessfully, that Colombia grant safe passage for its negotiators to come back from Cuba.   ‘Victim of terrorism’ In Havana, a foreign ministry official in charge of relations with the United States responded that Cuba was in fact “a victim of terrorism.””There is a long history of terrorist acts committed by the US government vs. Cuba and complicity of US authorities with individuals and organizations that have organized, financed and executed such actions from US territory,” Carlos F. de Cossio wrote on Twitter.Cuba on Tuesday demanded an “exhaustive investigation” into terrorism over the April 30 early-morning shooting incident at its embassy in Washington. Police arrested Alexander Alazo, who is originally from Cuba, for firing 32 rounds at the embassy, which suffered bullet damage. No one was injured. Havana said Alazo frequented an evangelical church in Florida popular among conservative US politicians.”I call upon the United States to explain these links” between Alazo and people or groups “who support the current US administration but are inciting hatred and violence against Cuba,” Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said. In a court filing, the Secret Service said that Alazo had been prescribed psychiatric drugs after complaining of hearing voices and had been living in his car for nine months, saying he feared Cuban organized crime figures.The 42-year-old unsuccessfully tried to set ablaze a Cuban flag and instead waved a US flag and “yelled towards the Cuban embassy that he was a Yankee,” the Secret Service said.Referring to the purported mental health issues, Rodriguez said, “If there was hatred in Alazo’s actions, it was hatred induced by the aggressive language of the US administration.”The State Department earlier condemned the shooting and said the United States was committed to protecting diplomatic missions.Rodriguez linked the shooter to a church in the Miami suburb of Doral, a hub of Venezuelans who have fled their country’s crumbling economy. Cuba is a key ally of Venezuela’s leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro, whom the United States is trying to remove. Vice President Mike Pence delivered a speech last year at the church, the Doral Jesus Worship Center, where he called Cuba’s leaders “the real imperialists in the Western Hemisphere.” The State Department certification falls under the Arms Export Control Act and will have little practical effect on Cuba, which does not buy weapons from its long-time foe.But the step is the latest by Trump to increase pressure on Cuba and move away from the reconciliation efforts undertaken by his predecessor Barack Obama.The move is separate from a US designation of state sponsorship of terrorism, which has far-reaching legal effects.The Obama administration removed Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism in 2015, although Trump’s State Department has flirted with putting it back on.The ELN is said to operate in about 10 percent of Colombia but is a smaller player than the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, which reached a landmark peace agreement with the government in 2016. The United States and Cuba traded accusations of support for terrorism as President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday blacklisted the communist island, saying it had not fully cooperated on counterterrorism.Washington increased the pressure on Havana just one day after Cuba urged a terrorism probe over gunfire that hit its embassy in the US capital.The State Department faulted Cuba over the presence of Colombia’s leftist ELN rebels, who traveled to Havana in 2017 to negotiate with the Bogota government but have not returned.last_img read more

Victorian couple pay millions for winter escape

first_imgAuctioneer Nick Penklis calls for opening bids.A $1.5 million opening bid looked like it would stand until Mr Burgoine came in at $1.8 million. From there it was a tussle between the two bidders until at $2.35 million, Mr Penklis sought instruction from the vendor.The auctioneer then reopened proceedings and declared the home “on the market.”An extraordinary scene unfolded as Mr Burgoine and his competitor traded bids of $5000 to $15000 increments until the figure hit $2.405 million.Mr Burgoine then blew away the competition with a call of $2.5 million — a staggering $95,000 increment that halted any chance of a counter.Speaking after the auction, the auctioneer said it was a great example of a two bidder duel with the knockout blow bringing a definitive end to proceedings.“Absolutely! It just overrode any potential increments of $5000 by going up that much,” Mr Penklis said.Sitting in the sunshine on the deck of their new winter home after the auction, the Burgoines declared they were already enjoying the climatic spoils of the day. The new owners can’t wait to start relaxing on the deck. every angle was a winner at 71 Ormadale Rd, YerongaBut it was the integration of indoor and outdoor space that was the major selling point for the eventual buyers, Paul and Dawn Burgoine.Speaking before the auction, Mr Burgoine said they’d spent the past three weeks looking for a Brisbane base.“Our children have grown up now so we’re not having to be stuck in one location with schooling or anything like that. We have a business up here as well.”Mr Burgoine said they established their Brisbane outlet some years ago, so they’ve been familiar with our forgiving cold season.“Brisbane winters are just the best, so the plan is to basically run two homes — six month of the year up here and six months back home in Melbourne,” Mr Burgoine said.Prior to the auction, Mrs Burgoine was philosophical about how things might play out.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“We saw this (house) first up and just loved it. If we get it today we get it. If we don’t — we’re in no hurry. It’s no stress for us,” she said.Auctioneer Nick Penklis opened proceeding by telling buyers even the cushions were included in the sale. New owners, Paul and Dawn Burgoine, blew away the competition at todays auction event.Mr Burgoine said, in the end, he was pleased with how things went.“I just had a number in my head and said, ‘We’ll play the game and see what happens,’” he said.Mrs Burgoine still had butterflies, and was excited about what lay ahead.“I can’t believe it — I’m in shock actually. We’ve got so much going on in our lives (but) obviously, it was meant to be,” she said. Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair center_img 71 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga is a stunning example of contemporary architecture.Set on a private 959sq m hatchet lot with parkland separating its back boundary and a sandy river shoreline, the five-bed, three-and-a-half bath house offered an exceptional standard of modern finish. 71 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga has new southern-state owner set to enjoy our winter sun.Today’s auction of 71 Ormadale Rd, Yeronga was another demonstration of competitive southern-state buyers finding value in our prestige market.The five-year-old home was an architecturally stunning use of timber and glass features that framed its clean lines, quality fittings and river views.last_img read more

Quick starting Baker foils L.V. Rogers 54-46

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe Mount Baker Wild jumped out to a 21-11 first quarter lead en route to a 54-46 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball action Tuesday at the Hangar in Nelson.Scott Watinoogh led the charge for the Wild with 10 of the 21 points. LVR rallied back in the second quarter, out scoring the Wild 13-12 but Baker increased its margin to 45-31 after three periods and never looked back.Mike Hamm led the Wild with 22 points while Watinoogh added 15. Leading the Bomber attack was John Zak with 15 while Jason D’Andrea had 11. Jesse Zak had seven and Clay Rickaby chipped in with six.The Bombers now travel to Vernon Thursday to play in the Clarence Fulton Maroons Invitational Tournament.The tourney is loaded with top caliber AA teams in the province, including second ranked South Okanagan Hornets from [email protected]last_img read more

Nitros snap long drought by capturing KIJHL Championship

first_imgThe top song of 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack.That same year the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup and the Boston Bruins retired Bobby Orr’s Number “4”.That was also the last time the Kimberley Dynamiters won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship.The Nitros snapped the 36-year drought by ousting the Kamloops Storm 4-2 in the best-of-seven KIJHL Final Sunday in Spoolmak Country.Four players each had two points to spark the Dynamiters to a 5-1 series-clinching win.The victory came on the heels of a thrilling 3-2 overtime win Friday in Kimberley. Trevor Van Steinburg scored twice and Jordan Busch, Justin Meler and Jason Richter each had singles to lead Kimberley.Busch, Braden Saretsky, and Richter also finished with two points.The story of the game, and most of the playoffs, was the play between the pipes by goalie Tyson Brouwer.The native of Lethbridge, Alta. stopped 33 of 34 shots in the game to register his 16th win of the playoffs for Kimberley in 20 games.During the playoffs Brouwer had a 1.78 goals against average and a .949 save percentage to finish second to Brock Lefebvre of Columbia Valley.The big difference is Lefebvre played only three games to 20 for Brouwer.Kimberley now represents the KIJHL at upcoming Cyclone Taylor Cup April 3-6 in Mission.The KIJHL is the defending champion after Beaver Valley Nitehawks won the title last year in Nelson.Kimberley opens play Friday against the host Mission City Outlaws.last_img read more

No change in soybeans, bearish surprise

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. soybean ending stocks were unchanged, that was a bearish surprise. At 12:10 pm corn is down 2 cents, soybeans down 11 cents, wheat up 1 cent. Before the report corn was unchanged, soybeans up 1 cent, while wheat was up 2 cents.There were minor changes in the world grain ending stocks. No surprise there.U.S. corn ending stocks were estimated at 2.320 billion bushels, down 35 million bushels. US soybean ending stocks were 420 million bushels, no change. Seeing no change was bearish. Brazil soybean production was estimated at 104    million tons, no change. Soybean production in Argentina was estimated at 55.5 million tons, down 1.5 million tons. Brazil’s corn production was pegged at 85.6 million tons with Argentina corn production at 36.5 million tons. Both were unchanged.Traders were expecting this report to be pretty boring with little changes compared to the January report. They expected U.S. corn and U.S. soybean ending stocks to decline ever so slightly. Brazil soybean production was thought to increase by a small amount with Argentina soybean production declining by several tons. Brazil soybean production was estimated last month at 104 million tons. Argentina soybean production last month was estimated at 57 million tons.With the Brazil soybean harvest in full swing the boats are already lining up to be loaded at export facilities. Brazil has a record amount of soybeans sold for February so it should be no surprise that a big number of boats are already queuing up for loading.There is an article in the Wall Street Journal titled, “The Next Big Farm Bust Is Coming.” It does not paint a very rosy picture. We all know prices received for corn, soybeans, and wheat have fallen drastically since 2012. Meanwhile, prices for inputs have been flat with some small declines. However, those input price declines pale drastically in comparison to the prices received for corn, soybeans, and wheat. We continue to see analysts and economists state that the current farm situation does not match the extremes seen in the 1980s, however.Brazil could see normal rains in the six- to 10-day forecast. Argentina looks to have normal temperatures and rains in that same six- to 10-day forecast.last_img read more

350 miles, all for a smiley. — Munich – Venice (GC1FPN1) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgShare with your Friends:More Probably the most rewarding part of the journey: dipping your feet into the water on the beach in Venice. We all love earning smileys. Seeing that bright yellow face on your Geocaching profile page smiling back at you is the reward you get for a job well done. But how far are you willing to go for it? Would you spend days on the hunt for just one geocache? Would you commit to a 350-mile journey? If the answer is yes, then this week’s Geocache of the Week, Munich – Venice (GC1FPN1),  is for you.The trail.The first step to finding this difficulty 2, terrain 4 geocache is to find a pair of comfortable, broken-in hiking boots. Step two is to get to the beginning stage of this multi-cache at Marienplatz in Munich. After you’re finished taking in the sights, it’s time to start putting one foot in front of the other. As you make your way through the 28 stages, you’ll have to answer questions in order to obtain the coordinates of the final stage. This may sound like a lot of work, but the stunning views along the way make the journey well worth it.Yay for geocaching! Photo by geocacher wanderlust2000While only 36 geocachers have made the journey from Munich to Venice and earned their smiley, their logs are sure to inspire more geocachers to attempt this multi-cache. Geocacher Benjo5 said, “What an awesome experience! …Thanks for the cache, I am really happy to turn this into a smiley icon, as it was quite exceptional and challenging. And at the end, I recommend this trek to everyone. It’s really worth it. Thanks, I will not forget.”Another geocacher who earner a smiley for this epic journey is voduska, who said, “It is difficult to express all the feelings I had and have now, but to everybody who is thinking to do this trek, I would say don‘t hesitate and go. It is such a great experience. It is extremely demanding, but extremely rewarding. And when you finally reach the beach after nearly a month and you can put down the bag and take off that terribly heavy shoes and go for a swim in the sea, you feel like … actually you feel like you’ve just crossed the Alps.”Typical Path before Olperer Hut. Photo by geocache owner DerPateWhen asked about planning and placing this geocache, DerPate said that the real planning came after he initially completed the journey. From there it was organizing all the places he had been into a great multi-cache. In regards to all of the positive feedback, DerPate said, “Even more impressive for me is the feedback of the people having done the cache: There are find logs with a length of more than 40,000 characters (almost 3 log entries are needed in average of all finds) or even more than 150 pictures were uploaded for one log.” For all geocachers aiming to earn this smiley, DerPate had one piece of advice, “To all those cachers out there: Have fun on making your own memorable experiences on your personal interpretation of such a tour :-)”So the question is: how far are you willing to go for a find? Would you complete a 350-mile trek through the mountains? Tell us in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to [email protected] one of the many scenic views you’ll get during the journey. Photo by geocacher Turbo9center_img SharePrint RelatedMünchen-Venedig / Munich-Venice / Monaco-Venezia – Geocache of the WeekSeptember 26, 2018In “Community”T5 Klettersteig caching in AustriaSeptember 21, 2017In “Community”Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day — Pirate’s Quest Stolen Treasure (GC28T4Y) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 18, 2013In “Community”last_img read more

7 hours agoEx-Man Utd stars ​Van Persie, Scholes tell Woodward: Solskjaer must stay

first_imgEx-Man Utd stars ​Van Persie, Scholes tell Woodward: Solskjaer must stayby Ansser Sadiq7 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveTwo former Manchester United players believe that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should remain in charge at the club.Solskjaer is under increased pressure after United’s poor performances this season.Some fans believe that he should get the boot.But two players who enjoyed success with United, Robin van Persie and Paul Scholes, are behind Solskjaer.”It has been a rough start,” Van Persie said on BT Sport after United’s battling 1-0 win over Partizan Belgrade in the Europa League on Thursday night. “What is tough for Solskjaer is it’s not his team. He needs time.”Scholes said: “When you assess the season so far, 14th tells you everything. It has not been good enough.”But we have to trust what Ole is doing. He’s right at the start of his rebuild. His first three signings have done very well. I’ve still got the faith. Let him carry on.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Don’t Place Lewd Posters at Schools

first_img Director of the Safety and Security in Schools Programme, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Coleridge Minto, said persons continue to place posters with material that is appropriate for children, at and near schools. Organisers of entertainment events are being urged to desist from placing posters and billboards with lewd material on premises housing educational institutions.Director of the Safety and Security in Schools Programme, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Coleridge Minto, said persons continue to place posters with material that is not appropriate for children, at and near schools.He is calling for responsible use of the nation’s educational facilities.“Our schools must be places where our children can go for learning, and when they are not being used for teaching and learning, they are used for other activities that our communities can be proud of,” he said.ASP Minto was delivering the keynote address at the awards ceremony for the Youth Gambling Prevention All-Island Poster Competition held on Tuesday (July 11) at RISE Life Management Services’ downtown Kingston offices.As it relates to school safety and security, he informed that the Government has earmarked $100 million for the erection of fences at various institutions across the island.He said there has been a reduction of break-ins at schools, and urged communities to do more to protect institutions.The poster competition, organised by RISE Life, is part of activities aimed at preventing gambling among youth, and in particular school-age adolescents, by creating awareness of the dangers that underage gaming poses.It was sponsored by the Betting, Gaming and Lotteries Commission (BGLC) and Supreme Ventures.The Kingston-based Denham Town Primary School dominated the competition, taking the first- and second-place cash prizes of $20,000 and $10,000, respectively, plus trophies, with Immaculate Conception High in St. Andrew receiving a trophy and $7,500 for placing third.Denham Town Primary School also placed fourth, eighth, and ninth and shared tenth place with Immaculate Conception High.RISE Life Management Services operates the only gambling prevention, treatment, research and responsible gaming programme in the Caribbean, which has been in existence for over 11 years.In order to gamble legally in Jamaica, persons must be 18 years and over. As it relates to school safety and security, he informed that the Government has earmarked $100 million for the erection of fences at various institutions across the island. Organisers of entertainment events are being urged to desist from placing posters and billboards with lewd material on premises housing educational institutions. Story Highlightslast_img read more

CIBC to rebrand The PrivateBank as CIBC Bank USA at dozens of

first_imgThe Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is extending its brand across the U.S. by renaming dozens of recently-purchased locations south of the border as CIBC Bank USA.The Canadian lender closed its acquisition of Chicago-based PrivateBancorp in June.Today, the bank announced it is replacing the U.S. company’s brand called The PrivateBank with the CIBC name on 36 branches and commercial banking offices.A soccer field and a theatre in Chicago have also been renamed as the CIBC Fire Pitch and the CIBC Theatre.CIBC bought the U.S. bank for approximately $5 billion US in a bid to secure its foothold in the country.The Canadian bank has said it hopes to one day generate a quarter of its earnings in the U.S.last_img read more

EVM glitches inconvenience voters across city

first_imgKolkata: The seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state were marred by a few instances of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) glitches.Rampant malfunctioning of EVMs was reported from both Kolkata North and Kolkata South, as well as some other constituencies. In some places, voters including elderly citizens were seriously inconvenienced after the EVMs developed technical glitches leading to suspension of the voting process for a while. The Election Commission officials soon addressed the crisis and voting resumed in the affected booths. The voters who queued up at a polling booth in Kolkata South in the morning, complained about poor management by the Election Commission and the malfunctioning voting machines. Senior citizens were found waiting in long queues at multiple booths. An elderly voter standing in the queue outside a polling station under Kolkata South constituency said that he had reached the polling booth at 7 am and had to wait for more than 45 minutes as an EVM developed technical problem. It may be recalled that after taking cue from the previous phases of elections, the Election Commission had earlier assured that there would be alternative arrangements of EVMs in various booths. Senior Trinamool Congress leader and Mayor Firhad Hakim said polling could not be conducted smoothly at various booths of Kolkata South in the morning. In some places, polling was suspended for nearly one and half hour in the morning, Hakim said. While answering media questions on allegations of violence against Trinamool by Opposition parties, Hakim said: “The Opposition parties in the state have lost their footing and hence they are coming up with cooked-up stories. The Central Forces and BJP tried hard but the people of the state are with Trinamool Congress. We will win all the nine constituencies that went to poll on Sunday, with a minimum margin of 2-3 lakh votes. We will win all 42 seats in the state.” Trinamool Congress candidate from Kolkata North Sudip Bandyopadhyay also voiced his protest against the malfunctioning of EVMs. He said that 15 out of 22 EVMs from the polling stations in Chowringhee area had malfunctioned. “I have spoken to some Election officials and they have admitted to the malfunctioning of EVMs,” he added. After the final phase of elections concluded, Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab said: “The number of EVMs malfunctioning was under the permissible limit and they were replaced in all affected places.”last_img read more

Mens Basketball No 17 Ohio State fights through slow start and slow

Ohio State redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop (33) takes a three-pointer in the second half of the game against Penn State on Jan. 25 in the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe No. 17 Ohio State men’s basketball team could not get out of its own way against Illinois. Whether it was foul trouble or turnovers, the Buckeyes did all they could to keep the Fighting Illini in the game. Even with a 19-0 run to close out the first half, Ohio State could not pull away from Illinois and found itself trailing for 16:23 of the game. However, Ohio State (20-5, 11-1 Big Ten) made a late push to retake the lead and come away with the 75-67 win against Illinois (12-12, 2-9 Big Ten), narrowly avoiding what would have been its biggest upset loss of the season.“To respond like we did being down was really important for us and we knew it was going to be a game of some runs and a game of imperfection,” Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann said. “Having a resilient approach was really important and the guys did that. They deserve a lot of credit.”Trailing 63-60 with 4:31 remaining in the game, redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop drilled a 3 to tie both the game and his career high in points at 32. With 3:39 left in the game, freshman center Kaleb Wesson made a layup to give Ohio State the 65-63 lead. Ohio State finished the game on a 15-4 run to create separation from Illinois in the end.The Buckeyes were carried once again by Bates-Diop, who set a new career high with 35 points. His 13 rebounds, which also led the game, gave him his 10th double-double of the season.With 8:50 left in the second half, Illinois redshirt senior guard Mark Alstork was fouled on a made layup to tie the game at 52. He made the and-1 to give the Illini the 53-52 lead. He stole the ball on the Buckeyes’ next possession and passed it to freshman guard Mark Smith, who took a foul and made his two free throws to put Illinois up three.Ohio State got off to an abysmal start against the Illini, falling into an early 28-13 hole. The Buckeyes quickly regained traction however, fighting back to a 34-30 lead with a 19-0 run over 9:50 to close out the first half. During that stretch, redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop scored 11 points. Ohio State held Illinois scoreless during the final 10:11 of the half.Starting in place of the suspended redshirt senior guard Kam Williams, sophomore forward Andre Wesson started the scoring off for Ohio State with a resounding one-handed dunk for the first basket of the game.Just under four minutes into the game, however, Illinois went on a 17-2 run to pull ahead to a commanding 28-13 advantage. Ohio State battled back, continuing to show this season that even when it allows big runs, it has what it takes to come back from those deficits.“I’m not the most confident guy at that point,” Holtmann said. “When you’ve watched Illinois there has been runs that they do a great job making on teams and then the way they play, it can lead to runs on both ends. I just didn’t think we had enough life to us defensively, but give Illinois credit. But having said that, we do have a pretty poised, confident group.”The Buckeyes did what they needed to do to win. Though they never were able to create much separation from themselves and their opponents, they never gave up and pushed ahead to the eight-point lead late when it needed to ensure it avoided the same devastating loss to Penn State.Ohio State turned the ball over 15 times and was called for 18 fouls during the game, compared to 11 and 23, respectively, by Illinois. The Fighting Illini converted those Buckeye turnovers into 16 points, whereas Ohio State managed 10 points off the Illinois turnovers.Ohio State outrebounded Illinois 45-22 and held a 38-16 advantage in paint points. Ohio State also made 26-of-33 free throws in the win.Up NextOhio State hits the road for its biggest matchup of the year, traveling to West Lafayette, Indiana, to face No. 3 Purdue at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in a clash between the top two teams in the Big Ten. read more

Ramos hoping that dangerous Ronaldo has a bad game

first_imgSpain captain Sergio Ramos is hoping that his Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo has a rare bad game ahead of their first match against Portugal at the World CupAfter playing integral roles alongside each other last season as Real claimed a third successive Champions League title, the duo will now line-up at opposite ends for their respective national sides as Spain face Portugal in their Group B opener on Friday.Ahead of the meeting at the Fisht Olympic Stadium, an anxious Ramos admitted that he does not find the prospect of facing an in-form Ronaldo to be inviting and hopes that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has a rare bad game.“I’d rather have him on my team than against me. We know how dangerous he can be,” said Ramos, according to SportsKeeda.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“He ended the season in outstanding shape. He’s a constant threat.“Not only Ronaldo but the Portugal squad are very talented. There are many players who can hurt you quickly, a lot of skill and safe in their defensive formation.“We will see a match for all sports lovers. It will be beautiful. I hope Cristiano doesn’t play his best match.”Following the shock sacking of head coach Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday, Spain have since confirmed that sporting director Fernando Hierro will take charge of the national side for the World Cup.last_img read more

Astronomers amazed at timing of Markarian 421 blazer

first_img(Phys.org) —The field of view from Earth is being flooded with the brightest display of gamma rays ever seen, the BBC is reporting, at a time when space researchers around the world have just coincidently trained their instruments in the direction from where it’s being emitted—the active galaxy Markarian 421. Hubble Legacy Archive WFPC2 image of Mark 421 and its companion galaxy 421-5. Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive No one knew that Markarian 421 was about to do anything special or unusual. Recently, a program was started to study the active galaxy as part of a routine inspection. But then, just after telescopes around the world focused their attention on the galaxy, it flared, giving observers a spectacular show. As if that weren’t coincidence enough, it also occurred during the annual meeting (April 13 through 16, in Denver, Colorado) of the American Physical Society (APS), which allowed those in attendance to compare notes as the flare-up was occurring.Markarian 421 is known as a “blazer” galaxy—it’s a term used to describe active galaxies with supermassive black holes that emit light across the entire light spectrum in jets that are trillions of times more energetic than the light that can be seen by the human eye—all pointing directly toward our planet. The jets go into overdrive, flaring up, as the black hole consumes matter that is drawn by gravity into their vicinity. Markarian 421 hadn’t shown much life since a flare-up back in 1996, thus there was no expectation that anything new was about to happen.But just as researchers around the world had trained various types of telescopes (from gamma ray to visible light spectrum) at Markarian 421, the blazer began emitting more gamma rays than has ever been witnessed before, giving those at the APS meeting a lot to talk about. The general consensus was that the event was both unprecedented and spectacular, leaving those studying it in awe.The program to study the active galaxy was aimed at attempting to better understand how such huge amounts of gamma rays can be created by the black holes. To that end, researchers were undertaking a project to study the galaxy across a broad range of light—the flare-up has given those working on the study much more to look at than any of them had imagined. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Transforming galaxiescenter_img Explore further Citation: Astronomers amazed at timing of Markarian 421 ‘blazer’ (2013, April 18) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-astronomers-amazed-markarian-blazer.html © 2013 Phys.orglast_img read more

2019 Lok Sabha elections Party representatives meet EC officials

first_imgKolkata: Representatives from various political parties on Monday met senior officials of the Election Commission of India (ECI) in the state raising various issues related to the process of conducting the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.Senior Trinamool Congress leaders including Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Bakshi brought to the notice of the Chief Electoral Officer a number of concerns. They have demanded that the ECI must inform them about the total number of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trails (VVPATs) which will be used during the seven-phase elections in the state. Also Read – Bose & Gandhi: More similar than apart, says Sugata BoseThe TMC leaders also wanted to know from the ECI officials as to in what type of media publications the candidates should publish their affidavits. It was not clearly mentioned in the ECI notification if a candidate has to publish his/her affidavit in national or regional newspapers. It was said that the candidates must publish the affidavits containing criminal antecedents, assets, liabilities, dependents, educational qualifications of candidates and the like in both print and electronic media. In the notification, it has been made mandatory that the candidates must publish their details in the media. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataChatterjee told reporters: “In some instances, there is a gap of 14 to 20 days and polling is being held in just two constituencies. Why has this happened? We have raised the issue with the EC officials.” In pursuance of a judgment of the Supreme Court, the ECI has made it mandatory for all candidates contesting the Lok Sabha elections to file an affidavit along with the nomination paper and the candidates are required to fill up all the columns. If any column in the affidavit is left blank, the Returning Officer will issue a notice to the candidate to submit a fresh one, duly filling up all columns. After meeting the election officials at the CEO office, Partha Chatterjee said that the polls will be conducted in seven phases. There are some religious rituals of a particular community in May as a result of which voters belonging to that community may face problems. He also added that his party has nothing to worry about as people in the state have witnessed the development works carried out by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her set of ministers. The number of total days allotted for the campaign by the candidates contesting the elections in various phases is different from one phase to another, Chatterjee pointed out. All the Opposition parties in the state — Congress, BJP and CPI-M leaders who met the ECI officials stated that the hoardings and posters carrying the photographs of TMC leaders at various places have not been removed yet. They also urged the ECI officials to ensure that all voters can safely reach their polling stations without any fear. The ECI officials assured them that all their demands would be looked into.last_img read more

Wellness guide to quit smoking drinking

first_imgMost lifestyle advice tells you to give that glass of wine or cigarette a miss. Serving as a reminder, a new book on healthy living reiterates the advice we know too well, topped off with practical tips that finally help you say ‘No. ‘Live Well To 101’, a wellness guide by doctor and television presenter Dawn Harper, lists useful tips to quit smoking and drinking: Cigarettes don’t contain just nicotine but a range of toxic, carcinogenic chemicals you wouldn’t want near your body. Next time you reach for a cigarette that looks quite appealing, imagine yourself licking tarmac or chewing on rubber cement. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfIf you get the opportunity to talk to a smoker who has developed diseases as a result of smoking, knowing their stories might help put off your habit. To quit, go public! Telling everyone will keep you motivated. Also put aside cigarette money for something special. It’s easier never to start than it is to quit. Spread the message. Don’t wait for warning signs. They may not come. Be honest with yourself about your consumption and start putting in dry days in your diary. Recognise your triggers and work on them. For instance, if you reach for the bottle when your kids are asleep, find ways to keep yourself occupied and not be tempted.last_img read more