Man’s body found after Lake of the Ozarks boat crash

first_imgAuthorities have found the body of a Eugene man after a boat accident on the Lake of the Ozarks.The Highway Patrol says two boats crashed into each other at about 10 p.m. Saturday at the 4 MM of the Osage Arm. The driver of the upstream boat, 62-year-old Kelly Wise of Atlantic, Iowa, has been arrested on suspicion of boating while intoxicated. He has minor injuries, and his passenger has moderate injuries.Four mid-Missourians were in the boat heading downstream. Troopers say they found the body of 39-year-old Jason Russell of Eugene at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Nathan Sneller, 37, of Jefferson City was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. Driver Bradley Siebeneck, 37, of Holts Summit, and 42-year-old Brian Basham of Eldon have minor injuries.(This story was last updated at 4:25 a.m. Monday.)last_img read more

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To Contain Power Costs, Look First at Your Servers

first_imgAs data centers have grown over the years, server power consumption has taken to center stage in the IT theater. Electricity to power servers is now the biggest operational cost in the data center, and one of the biggest headaches for budget managers.So how do you contain server power consumption? I suggest you begin by looking first at inefficient servers—the elephant in your data center. Old and inefficient servers not only consume more power than newer servers, but they do less work. That means you’re paying more to get less.At Intel, we’ve had a laser focus on this issue for many years now, and the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family continues this focus. It addresses the efficiency problem on two key fronts: processor performance and power management.To increase server performance, the Intel architecture builds hyperthreading technology into the processor. In simple terms, hyperthreading overlays instruction paths to double the number of processor cores and deliver a lot more throughput for the same amount of energy.For further gains in power efficiency, the processor includes a turbo feature that allows energy to be focused where it is most needed. If a job running on one core needs more power, it can make use of the extra power headroom available on other cores to accelerate processing.Other automated power management features in the new processor family include Intel Power Tuning Technology and Intel Intelligent Power Technology. Power Tuning uses on-board sensors and to give you greater control over power and thermal levels across the system. Intelligent Power Technology automatically regulates power consumptionWith capabilities like these, the newest Intel Xeon processor products families deliver up to 70 percent more performance per watt than previous generations.[i],[ii] These gains help you flip the inefficiency ratio that comes with older servers. Rather than paying more to get less, you pay less to get more. Please note: This blog originally apeared on Data Center Knowledge as an Industry Perspective. [i] Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products.[ii] Source: Performance comparison using SPECfp*_rate_base2006 benchmark result at the same TDP. Baseline score of 271 on prior generation 2S Intel Xeon processor X5690 based on best publication to www.spec.org using Intel Compiler 12.1 as of 17 January 2012. For details, please see:  http://www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2012q1/cpu2006-20111219-19195.htmlOpens in a new window.  New score of 466 based on Intel internal measured estimates using an Intel Canoe Pass platform with two Intel Xeon processor E5-2680, Turbo Enabled, EIST Enabled, Hyper-Threading Enabled, 64 GB RAM, Intel Compiler 12.1, THP disabled, Red Hat* Enterprise Linux Server 6.1.last_img read more

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IPL auction: No buyers for VVS Laxman

first_imgAll-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was the biggest draw for the franchises with Chennai Super Kings buying him for a whopping Rs 9.72 crore but struggling veteran VVS Laxman found no takers in the players’ auction for the fifth edition of the Indian Premier League. Live blog The 23-year-old, whose base price was $100,000, went to Chennai after the tie-breaker clause was invoked when two teams – CSK and Deccan Chargers – bid the maximum ($2million) for the Saurashtra player.Both the franchises were asked to bid a secret amount in the tie-breaker and it was Chennai which managed to outbid Deccan in the final round.But the cricketer himself will be paid $950,000 as per the contract he had signed with the now-disbanded Kochi Tuskers Kerala last year and even the secret amount that was bid on him by Chennai would go into the BCCI coffers.Laxman, in contrast, expectedly remained unsold after a string of poor performances on the tours of England and Australia.Laxman started his IPL stint as Deccan Chargers captain in 2008 but at 37 right now, age and reputation of being a Test specialist could also have been factors for the franchises’ snub.Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene, incidentally the KTK captain last season, was also a big draw going to Delhi Daredevils for $1.4 million (approx Rs 6.8 crore).Jayawardene will, however, get $1.5 million as per his contract last year.Some surprise beneficiaries at the auction were West Indian spinner Sunil Narine, who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders for $700,000 (Rs 3.40 crore) and Indian paceman Vinay Kumar, taken by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $one million (Rs 4.86 crore). Narine had a modest base price of $50,000.advertisementA total of 146 players went under the hammer with a purse of $16.94 million between the eight teams after Pune Warriors did not turn up following Sahara’s decision to give up on the franchise’s ownership.Each team had a maximum cap of $2 million, which Chennai exhausted by spending on Jadeja.Other big gainers at the auction were New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum was bought for $900,000 by Kolkata Knight Riders. McCullum’s base price was $400,000.Indian stumper Parthiv Patel went for $650,000 to Deccan Chargers, which was quite high from his base price of $200,000.Among others who went unsold in the auction were England’s James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara and Matt Prior, West Indies’ Ramnaresh Sarwan, Adrian Barath and Darren Bravo and South Africa’s Mark Boucher.Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan, who was with Chennai Super Kings and Kochi in the previous editions, was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for $220,000 (approx. Rs 1.06 crore).South Africa’s veteran opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs, who was released by Deccan Chargers, fetched $50,000 (approx. Rs 24 lakh) from Mumbai Indians, while Australian batsman Brad Hodge was taken by Rajasthan Royals for $475,000 (approx Rs 2.3 crore).Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson went to Mumbai Indians at his base price of $300,000 (approx Rs 1.4 crore). West Indies Andre Russell fetched $450,000 from the Delhi Daredevils, a substantial hike from his base price of $50,000.Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal was turned out to be a bargain buy for Rajasthan Royals, who bought him at his base price of $50,000.Jadeja was supposed to be the highlight of the auction on Saturday and so it turned out to be with almost all franchises placing their bids on the all-rounder.Ironically, just two years ago, Jadeja was banned for a year after trying to negotiate a deal with Mumbai Indians while still on contract with Rajasthan Royals.Dubbed the “rockstar” by Australian spin legend and Rajasthan captain-cum-coach Shane Warne, Jadeja was bought by Kochi for $950,000, and he did well by making 283 runs at a strike rate of 124.12, and taking eight wickets at an economy rate of 7.26.Another big gainer in the auction was Karnataka pacer R Vinay Kumar who was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for a whopping $1 million against a base price of $100,000.Pacers RP Singh and S Sreesanth, who were part of India team not so long ago, were bought by Mumbai Indians for $600,000 and by Rajasthan Royals for $400,000 respectively. Their base prices were $200,000 and $400,000.RP Singh was bought by now defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala for $500,000 in the IPL auction last year while Sreesanth had fetched $900,000.Off-spinner Ramesh Powar was bought by Kings XI Punjab for $160,000 against a base price of $100,000 while Australian Brad Hogg was sold to Rajasthan Royals for $180,000 against a base price of $100,000.Laxman apart, those who went unsold in the auction include India’s VRV Singh, Englishmen Luke Wright, Owais Shah and Graeme Swann, Bangladeshi Tamim Iqbal, Australian pacer Peter Siddle, South Africans Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Justin Kemp and Vernon Philander, Sri Lankan Upul Tharanga, West Indians Marlon Samuels, Dwayne Smith, Fidel Edwards and Ravi Rampaul, New Zealander Tim Southee and big hitting Irishman Kevin O’Brien.advertisementlast_img read more

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No Calvin, no problem

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Mac Belo goes up for a shot. PBA IMAGESSuperstar power forward Calvin Abueva left in a huff after Alaska had started its game against Blackwater, needing to take care of an emergency family matter.His Aces family, though, took care of the Elite in a Petron Saturday Special Game on Saturday night, 88-84, as Alaska notched a fourth straight win and sustained its pursuit of the leaders in the PBA Philippine Cup eliminations at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco shoots for its first winning streak in the conference at 4:30 p.m. against GlobalPort, which tries to rebound from its first loss in the last three games.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid View comments Blackwater, after touching off crowd-darling Barangay Ginebra’s three-game losing streak with one of the upsets of the conference two weeks ago, is now also in the same tailspin and dropped to 2-4 overall.“As great as Calvin is, I don’t think we have ever relied on one guy,” Compton said. “That’s why we are a team. Did we miss him? Yeah. But the other guys stepped up.”Kevin Racal, probably the best defender in the Alaska roster after Abueva, was one of four players in twin digits for the Aces, hitting 12 of his total inside the first three periods.Rookie Jeron Teng hit the biggest triple of the night coming in the final 64-second mark that made it 86-80.Meanwhile, San Miguel Beer versus Barangay Ginebra gets going Sunday, with the three-time defending champion Beermen seeking to extend a five-game winning streak and add to the Gin Kings’ woes in the 6:45 p.m. game.ADVERTISEMENT ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thaiscenter_img ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives “That’s not a question for me,” coach Alex Compton said of Abueva, who asked to leave after warming up. “For us, it’s family first and [PBA] franchise second. We obviously missed Calvin, but the other guys stepped up.”The Aces led practically from the start and sealed their 4-2 slate after the Elite helped doom themselves in the fourth period by missing seven free throws going into the final minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingMagnolia also streaked to a fourth straight win later in the night after holding off TNT KaTropa, 91-83, for 5-2 and solo second place.The Texters dropped to a level 3-3 card after their first loss in the last three games. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tough test up for Neil Etheridgelast_img read more

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Saeed Ajmal, Sohag Gazi bowling actions cleared by ICC

first_imgThe International Cricket Council on Saturday found Pakistan’s Saeed Ajmal and Sohag Gazi of Bangladesh’s bowling actions as legal and both the players can resume their bowling in international cricket.During the retests, a player determines the various types of deliveries he wants to gets checked and have to go the trial under the ICC’s guidelines regarding the bend of arm.”At the retests, it was revealed that the amount of elbow extensions in both the offspinners’ bowling actions for all their deliveries was within the 15-degree level of tolerance permitted under the ICC regulations for the review of bowlers reported with suspected illegal bowling actions,” ICC said in its release.”The umpires are still at liberty to report Ajmal and Gazi in the future if they believe they are displaying a suspect action and not reproducing the legal actions from the retests.”The retests were performed at the Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai on January 24.Ajmal was reported after the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle in August, while Gazi was also reported in August after the second one-day international against the West Indies in Grenada.Both Ajmal and Gazi failed the initial tests, which were performed August 25 at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane, and September 19 at the Cardiff Metropolitan University, respectively.last_img read more

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5 Ways Wisconsin Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions

first_imgAs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) moves forward with standards to reduce power plant emissions—which are due to be finalized in June 2015—many states are wondering how they will comply. WRI’s fact sheet series, Power Sector Opportunities for Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions, examines the policies and pathways various states can use to cost-effectively meet or even exceed future power plant emissions standards. This post explores these opportunities in Wisconsin. Read about additional analyses in this series.Wisconsin has already taken strides to reduce its near-term power sector CO2 emissions by implementing cost-effective clean energy policies. And the state has the opportunity to go even further. In fact, new WRI analysis finds that Wisconsin can reduce its CO2 emissions 43 percent below 2011 levels by 2020 by extending its existing clean energy policies and taking advantage of existing infrastructure. Achieving these reductions will allow Wisconsin to meet even ambitious EPA power plant emissions standards, which are due to be finalized in 2015.Wisconsin’s Power Sector CO2 Emissions Have Been DecliningBetween 2005 and 2011, electricity generation in Wisconsin grew by 4 percent, while CO2 emissions from the power sector declined by 14 percent. This is due in part to the fact that coal generation decreased by 4 percent while electricity from renewable sources doubled over the same time period.Still, coal comprised 63 percent of in-state generation in 2011, while nuclear and natural gas comprised 18 percent and 10 percent, respectively. While renewable generating capacity in the state grew around 60 percent between 2007 and 2011, adding about 480 MW of new capacity, growth has slowed since then—only about 100 MW of new renewable capacity were added in 2012 or planned for 2013.The 2013 closure of the Kewaunee nuclear plant—which comprised 8 percent of the state’s generation in 2011—will also influence Wisconsin’s changing fuel mix.How Wisconsin Can Meet Future Emissions StandardsAs we discussed in a blog post in August, states may have considerable flexibility in how they comply with EPA’s forthcoming power plant emissions standards. EPA could allow states to pursue a range of CO2 reduction opportunities—including greater use of existing lower-carbon power plants, increased use of renewables, and energy efficiency, among other strategies.Wisconsin could greatly improve its ability to meet future standards by taking relatively modest additional steps in continuing its existing clean energy programs—including its renewable energy standard and statewide energy efficiency programs—past 2015, after which no new measures are required. Our analysis found that Wisconsin could use the following tools to reduce its power sector CO2 emissions:Increasing renewable energy. Wisconsin has a renewable energy standard in place requiring 10 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewables by 2015. By meeting this requirement through in-state generation and continuing to add new renewable generation at 1 percent per year beyond 2015, Wisconsin can reduce CO2 emissions by 6 percent below 2011 levels in 2020.Saving energy. Wisconsin’s statewide efficiency program, Focus on Energy, helps electricity customers save energy through rebates, financing options, energy assessments, and other programs. By continuing this program at current levels beyond 2015, Wisconsin can reduce CO2 emissions by 9 percent below 2011 levels in 2020.Using more combined heat and power (CHP). Wisconsin has the potential to use more CHP systems—which use waste heat to generate electricity more efficiently than the average power plant—at sites like universities, hospitals, and dairy farms. Increasing the use of CHP by about 60 percent can reduce Wisconsin’s CO2 emissions by 11 percent below 2011 levels in 2020.Increasing use of existing natural gas plants. The state’s most efficient natural gas plants—combined cycle (NGCC) units—generated much less electricity than they were capable of producing in 2011. Running existing NGCC plants at 75 percent can reduce CO2 emissions by 9 percent below 2011 levels in 2020.Increasing existing coal plant efficiency. Existing coal plants could save energy by upgrading their equipment and making other operational improvements. Increasing coal plant efficiency by 2.5 percent could reduce CO2 emissions by 1 percent below 2011 levels by 2020.Wisconsin’s Clean Energy Policies Are Smart Economic PoliciesThe Cadmus Group estimated that Focus on Energy generated $300 million in electricity savings in 2012. Taking into account the program’s other benefits, like reduced use of natural gas for heating and avoided air pollution, the benefits of Focus on Energy outweighed its costs by nearly three times in 2012.Research shows that the state can also grow the local economy by shifting away from coal. The Union of Concerned Scientists estimates that 680 MW to 2,450 MW of coal capacity (between 8 and 30 percent of Wisconsin’s total 2011 coal capacity) in the state are no longer economically competitive with cleaner sources of energy. According to the American Wind Energy Association, Wisconsin’s wind industry generated over $1 billion in investments within the state as of 2012. Continuing to develop in-state renewable resources after 2015 could help Wisconsin meet future EPA standards and lead to even greater local economic benefits. In fact, the Union of Concerned Scientists found that increasing the renewable energy standard to 25 percent by 2025 could generate over $2 billion in new capital investment, over $600 million in lease payments to landowners, and over 2,500 new jobs.Wisconsin Can Build Off Progress Made to DateWisconsin has already taken steps to reduce emissions in the short term, but it’s important that the state continue to build on the progress it’s made. Taking additional action to extend its clean energy policies beyond 2015 could help the state achieve greater emissions reductions and adhere to ambitious standards, should EPA pursue them. Wisconsin’s experience has shown that emissions reductions are achievable and economically beneficial. This is all the more reason why the state should take additional steps to achieve even greater reductions in both the near and long term. By doing so, Wisconsin will not only be able to meet EPA’s power plant emissions standards, but can help prevent the worsening impacts of climate change.last_img read more

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Photo: Someone Sprayed #BringBackBruce On Tennessee’s Famous Rock

first_imgTennessee rock spray painted with "Bring Back Bruce."The Rock is one of the major landmarks at the University of Tennessee. According to the UT Athletics website, for decades, students have painted the rock with messages ranging from “birth announcements to memorials, break-up messages to marriage proposals, protests of war to messages of peace, celebration of Vol victories to expressions of, shall we say, disappointment.”Apparently , at least one Tennessee student decided to use The Rock as a personal billboard to advocate the return of former men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl. Pearl enjoyed a successful six-year tenure in Knoxville from 2006-11, before being fired for numerous NCAA infractions. He is currently the head coach of Auburn University. The Vols are in the market for a new head coach after Donnie Tyndall was fired this week for…NCAA violations. Our amateur artist feels Pearl’s track record (at least the positive parts of it) make him the perfect replacement for Tyndall.#BringBackBruce on the rock @coachbrucepearl #VFL pic.twitter.com/QhYzgObwxb— Brandon Carpenter (@bcarp49) March 28, 2015last_img read more

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Bangladeshi Shipbreaking Bill to Improve Working Conditions

first_imgzoom Bangladeshi parliament has passed a ship recycling bill as the country aims to improve working conditions in its shipbreaking yards.Under the Bangladesh Ship Recycling Bill 2018, a part of the country’s efforts to boost its ship recycling industry, the owners are obliged to issue life insurance for all employees and be fully aligned with the relevant global laws and conventions, according to local media reports.Additionally, the bill establishes a zone in Chittagong for the ship recycling industry under Section 4 of the draft law. The establishment of a yard without permission or outside the zone or importing ships without a no-objection certificate (NOC) would be punishable with maximum two years in jail and/or a fine from BDT 1 million to BDT 3 million.Furthermore, importing a ship without a NOC from the shipping ministry, recycling a ship without NOC, as well as producing a fake NOC, would also be punishable by a prison sentence and/or a fine.The bill also requires the formation of a 14-member board which would oversee ship recycling activities. The government of India would also set up a treatment, storage and disposal facility within three years after enacting the law for the management of waste from ship recycling.Bangladeshi shipbreaking yards have long been under the spotlight due to poor working conditions which led to a number of fatal accidents at the yards.With an annual gross tonnage capacity of more than 8.8 million, the Bangladeshi ship recycling industry is one of the world’s most important, second only to neighbouring India in terms of volume.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

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With no budget for rural internet nobodys made a plan auditor says

first_imgOTTAWA — Canada’s auditor general says people who live in rural and remote parts of the country don’t have high-speed internet access because the federal government doesn’t want to pay for a plan to give it to them.In a report Tuesday, Michael Ferguson says the government has been told again and again by different authorities that Canada needs a national broadband strategy, so people who live outside cities don’t get left behind in the digital economy. Without high-speed internet connections, people can lose out on everything from job opportunities to medical treatment.Ferguson says that in 2013, a government analysis found that running high-speed internet to 99 per cent of Canadians would cost between $1.1 billion and $1.7 billion.But governments haven’t wanted to set a budget for carrying out a plan, so the innovation and economic development department hasn’t made one up.Two partial programs, totalling $740 million, didn’t give bidders enough information to put together really useful proposals, and also didn’t check whether the projects they proposed might have been done without public funding. So they did not get as much bang for the buck as they could have.The auditor says the first step the government should take is to set a standard for the minimum amount of internet connectivity Canadians can expect in different parts of the country, and work on a plan from there.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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