What revelations are there in the insolvency figures?

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Nigerian president vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools after second raid

first_imgPresident Buhari orders military crackdown on herders accused of killings People with chained legs are pictured after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin, in Daura local government area of Katsina state, Nigeria October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES People with chained legs are pictured after being rescued by police in Sabon Garin, in Daura local government area of Katsina state, Nigeria October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVESNigeria’s president on Tuesday ordered a crackdown on abuse at Islamic schools, after a second police raid in less than a month revealed men and boys subjected to beatings, abuse and squalid conditions.Nearly 300 had been held captive at a school in the Daura area of Katsina, the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, where police said they discovered “inhuman and degrading treatment” following a raid on Monday to free the remaining students.Late last month, police freed hundreds from similarly degrading conditions in neighbouring Kaduna state.“Mr. President has directed the police to disband all such centers and all the inmates be handed over to their parents,” said a presidential spokesman.“The government cannot allow centers where people, male and female, are maltreated in the name of religion,” he said.Prior to this week’s raid, hundreds of captives had escaped the center, police said on Tuesday.The 67 inmates who were freed by Katsina police were shackled, and many were taken to hospital for treatment, police superintendent Isah Gambo told Reuters.“I tell you they were in very bad condition when we met them,” Gambo said.A freed captive told Reuters on Monday that the instructors beat, raped and even killed some of the men and boys held at the facility, who ranged from 7 to 40 years of age. It was not immediately possible to verify his account.While the institution told parents it was an Islamic teaching centre that would help straighten out wayward family members, the instructors instead brutally abused them and took away any food or money sent by relatives.“I deeply regret taking my child to the rehabilitation centre because I was ignorant of what was actually going on here,” Alhaji Lawal Garka, a parent of one of the captives, told Reuters on Tuesday.Police said they had arrested the owner of the facility and two teachers, and were tracking other suspects.Local resident Umar Galadima said that escaped captives were “running for their lives,” with some throwing stones or brandishing weapons to fend off workers who tried to take them back to the facility.The more than 200 captives who escaped were still missing, Gambo said. Police were working to reunite the others with family members.“The inmates are actually from different parts of the country – Kano, Taraba, Adamawa and Plateau States,” he said. “Some of them are not even Nigerians. They come from Niger, Chad and even Burkina Faso and other countries.”Islamic schools, called Almajiris, are common in the mostly Muslim north of Nigeria. Muslim Rights Concern, a local organisation, estimates about 10 million children attend them.Buhari said the government planned to ban the schools eventually, but he has not yet commented on the Katsina school.Related Macky Sall begins second term as Senegal’s presidentcenter_img Ghana’s President John Mahama endorsed for second termlast_img read more

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Mum shocked by brazen home invasion

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Castlegar’s Courson edges Kokanee Springs Petersen for Balfour Senior Men’s Open title

first_img  Flight winners included Petersen taking first flight. England and Bob Hale were tied for Low Net.   Bob Matthew won second flight with a score of 81. Barry Bernard and Dwayne Grieve finished one-two in Low Net with 67 and 69, respectively.   Don Howie won third flight with an 86 with Albert Volpatti topping Low Net with 69. He was one shot better than Hugh Blackstock.   Norm Cassels took fourth flight honours with an 88 while Ron Pederson and Merv Schmidt tied for Low Net at 67. Don Courson of Castlegar outlasted Crawford Bay’s Leif Petersen by two strokes to capture the 2011 Senior Men’s Open last month at the Balfour Golf and Country Club.  Courson finished the 18-hole tournament with a 3-over-par 75 to nip Petersen of Kokanee Springs.   Marc Cross of Birchbank won Low Net honours, edging Ken England and Bob Hale  by a pair of shots. Cross finished with a net 66. last_img read more

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County Senior And Intermediate Football Championship Draws

first_img2Baile Liam1Micheál Breathnach 12Mionlach13Naomh Brendán Group 1Round 3Seamróige CortúinvNaomh SéamusGroup 1Round 4Baile Clár na GaillimhevSeamróige Cortúin CRAOBH SINSIR 2018 Group 4Round 1Naomh MicheálvMuine Mheá/MainistirGroup 4Round 2Muine Mheá/MainistirvCealltrach No.FoireannNo.Foireann 1Corafinne3Anach Cuain Round 2CorafinnevSeamróige CortúinRound 2Anach CuainvCill Ainnín 18Naomh Séamus8Bearna ROUND 2 – FIXTURES Group 2Round 3Cill AinnínvBearnaGroup 2Round 4Réalta ThuamavCill Ainnín Group 4Round 1Naomh GaibrielvCarna/CaisealGroup 4Round 2Ath CinnvNaomh Gaibriel Group 1Round 1Seamróige CortúinvAn Cheathru RuaGroup 1Round 2Naomh SéamusvBaile Clár na Gaillimhe Group 2Round 1Micheál BreathnachvAn SpidéalGroup 2Round 2Naomh BrendánvMicheál Breathnach CRAOBH SINSIR – 2018 GROUP 1 – FIXTURES Round 1Cill Fhir IarainnvCathair LiosgreainRound 1CealltrachvBaile Mhuilinn 10Cathair Liosgreain7Baile Mhuilinn 13Cill Fhir Iarainn11Cealltrach The Draws for the 2018 Claregalway Hotel/Bon Secours County Senior And Intermediate Football Championships was made in the Claregalway Hotel yesterday evening. ROUND 1 – FIXTURES GROUP 2 – FIXTURES 15Leitir Mór16Maigh Cuilinn Round 2Naomh SéamusvBaile Clár na GaillimheRound 2BearnavRéalta Thuama ROUND 2 – FIXTURES Round 4Baile Clár na GaillimhevSeamróige CortúinRound 4Réalta ThuamavCill Ainnín Round 5An Creagán/Magh LochavLeitir MórRound 5Muine Mheá/MainistirvMaigh Cuilinn Group 2Round 1Réalta ThuamavAnach CuainGroup 2Round 2Anach CuainvCill Ainnín GROUP 1GROUP 2 Round 1Seamróige CortúinvAn Cheathru RuaRound 1Cill AinnínvBóthar na Trá/Cn. na Cathrach Group 1Round 5CorafinnevNaomh Séamus Group 1Round 5An Cheathru RuavBaile Clár na Gaillimhe GROUP 3 – FIXTURESGROUP 4 – FIXTURES No.FoireannNo.Foireann Round 4Naomh SéamusvAn Cheathru RuaRound 4BearnavBóthar na Trá/Cn. na Cathrach Championship Fixtures Group 3Round 3Cill Fhir IarainnvLeitir MórGroup 3Round 4Cill ChonlavCill Fhir Iarainn 5An Clochán7Ath Cinn Group 3Round 3Cill Chloirín/Cluain BheirnevBaile Átha’n Rí Group 4Round 3Baile MhuilinnvMuine Mheá/MainistirGroup 4Round 4Maigh CuilinnvBaile Mhuilinn Group 2Round 1Cill AinnínvBóthar na Trá/Cn. na CathrachGroup 2Round 2BearnavRéalta Thuama No.Team NameNo.Team Name ROUND 4 – FIXTURES Round 2An Creagán/Magh LochavCill Fhir IarainnRound 2Muine Mheá/MainistirvCealltrach Group 2Round 1Uachtar ArdvNaomh BrendánGroup 2Round 2An SpidéalvUachtar Ard Group 3Round 5An Creagán/Magh LochavLeitir Mór Round 3Cill Fhir IarainnvLeitir MórRound 3CealltrachvMaigh Cuilinn Round 1Baile Clár na GaillimhevCorafinneRound 1Réalta ThuamavAnach Cuain Round 1Baile Átha’n RívDún Mór Mhic ÉilRound 1Naomh GaibrielvCarna/Caiseal Fixtures by Group 14Cill Chonla17Naomh Micheál Round 3Baile LiamvGleann a’MhadaidhRound 3Micheál BreathnachvUachtar Ard Group 2Round 3Naomh BrendánvAn Spidéal Round 4Cill ChonlavCill Fhir IarainnRound 4Naomh MicheálvCealltrach 2An Creagán/Magh Locha4Muine Mheá/Mainistir Round 3Dún Mór Mhic ÉilvAn ClochánRound 3Carna/CaisealvAth Cinn Round 1Baile LiamvOránMór/MearaíRound 1Micheál BreathnachvAn Spidéal Round 2Dún Mór Mhic ÉilvCill Chloirín/Cluain BheirneRound 2Carna/CaisealvOileáin Árann ROUND 3 – FIXTURES GROUP 4 Round 3MionlachvOránMór/MearaíRound 3Naomh BrendánvAn Spidéal Group 1Round 3An Cheathru RuavCorafinneGroup 1Round 4Naomh SéamusvAn Cheathru Rua Senior Championship Groupscenter_img Group 2Round 3Bóthar na Trá/Cn. na CathrachvAnach CuainGroup 2Round 4BearnavBóthar na Trá/Cn. na Cathrach GROUP 3GROUP 4 Round 5CorafinnevNaomh SéamusRound 5Anach CuainvBearna Round 3Cill Chloirín/Cluain BheirnevBaile Átha’n RíRound 3Oileáin ÁrannvNaomh Gaibriel GROUP 4 – FIXTURES 11Gleann a’Mhadaidh16Uachtar Ard Group 3Round 5Cathair LiosgreainvCill Chonla Group 3Round 1Cill ChonlavAn Creagán/Magh LochaGroup 3Round 2An Creagán/Magh LochavCill Fhir Iarainn 5An Cheathru Rua9Bóthar na Trá/Cn. na Cathrach Intermediate Championship Groups Round 5An Cheathru RuavBaile Clár na GaillimheRound 5Bóthar na Trá/Cn. na CathrachvRéalta Thuama ROUND 3 – FIXTURES No.Team NameNo.Team Name Fixtures By Group Group 4Round 1CealltrachvBaile MhuilinnGroup 4Round 2Maigh CuilinnvNaomh Micheál Group 1Round 1Baile LiamvOránMór/MearaíGroup 1Round 2MionlachvBaile Liam 3Cill Chloirín/Cluain Bheirne4Oileáin Árann Round 2Leitir MórvCill ChonlaRound 2Maigh CuilinnvNaomh Micheál Round 3An Cheathru RuavCorafinneRound 3Bóthar na Trá/Cn. na CathrachvAnach Cuain ROUND 5 – FIXTURES This year sees both championships begin in a group format with the Senior Championship consisting of Four Groups of Five Teams while the Intermediate is Four Groups of Four. Group 1Round 1Baile Clár na GaillimhevCorafinneGroup 1Round 2CorafinnevSeamróige Cortúin print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email GROUP 3 8Baile Átha’n Rí14Naomh Gaibriel Group 3Round 1Cill Chloirín/Cluain BheirnevAn ClochánGroup 3Round 2Dún Mór Mhic ÉilvCill Chloirín/Cluain Bheirne Group 1Round 1Gleann a’MhadaidhvMionlachGroup 1Round 2OránMór/MearaívGleann a’Mhadaidh Group 3Round 1Cill Fhir IarainnvCathair LiosgreainGroup 3Round 2Leitir MórvCill Chonla Round 1Cill Chloirín/Cluain BheirnevAn ClochánRound 1Oileáin ÁrannvAth Cinn Round 3Seamróige CortúinvNaomh SéamusRound 3Cill AinnínvBearna Round 2An ClochánvBaile Átha’n RíRound 2Ath CinnvNaomh Gaibriel Group 3Round 3Cathair LiosgreainvAn Creagán/Magh LochaGroup 3Round 4Leitir MórvCathair Liosgreain Group 4Round 1Oileáin ÁrannvAth CinnGroup 4Round 2Carna/CaisealvOileáin Árann Group 1Round 3Baile LiamvGleann a’Mhadaidh GROUP 1 – FIXTURESGROUP 2 – FIXTURES 20Seamróige Cortúin12Cill Ainnín Group 1Round 3MionlachvOránMór/Mearaí Group 4Round 3Carna/CaisealvAth Cinn ROUND 1 – FIXTURES 6Baile Clár na Gaillimhe19Réalta Thuama GROUP 1GROUP 2 Group 3Round 3Dún Mór Mhic ÉilvAn Clochán Group 4Round 5Baile MhuilinnvNaomh Micheál Group 2Round 5Anach CuainvBearna Round 5Cathair LiosgreainvCill ChonlaRound 5Baile MhuilinnvNaomh Micheál Round 4Leitir MórvCathair LiosgreainRound 4Maigh CuilinnvBaile Mhuilinn Group 4Round 3CealltrachvMaigh CuilinnGroup 4Round 4Naomh MicheálvCealltrach Championship Fixtures Group 2Round 5Bóthar na Trá/Cn. na CathrachvRéalta Thuama Group 4Round 5Muine Mheá/MainistirvMaigh Cuilinn Group 2Round 3Micheál BreathnachvUachtar Ard Round 2OránMór/MearaívGleann a’MhadaidhRound 2An SpidéalvUachtar Ard GROUP 3 – FIXTURES Round 3Cathair LiosgreainvAn Creagán/Magh LochaRound 3Baile MhuilinnvMuine Mheá/Mainistir Group 4Round 3Oileáin ÁrannvNaomh Gaibriel 15OránMór/Mearaí6An Spidéal Group 3Round 1Baile Átha’n RívDún Mór Mhic ÉilGroup 3Round 2An ClochánvBaile Átha’n Rí Round 1Gleann a’MhadaidhvMionlachRound 1Uachtar ArdvNaomh Brendán Round 1Cill ChonlavAn Creagán/Magh LochaRound 1Naomh MicheálvMuine Mheá/Mainistir Round 2MionlachvBaile LiamRound 2Naomh BrendánvMicheál Breathnach 10Dún Mór Mhic Éil9Carna/Caiseallast_img read more

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PINERGY launches official energy partnership with Basketball Ireland

first_imgToday, PINERGY announced that it is the official energy partner to Basketball Ireland. PINERGY ambassador and shareholder Paul O’Connell teamed up with leading players from the Basketball Ireland Super League to make the official announcement and launch the #SlamSmarter campaign. As part of the partnership, PINERGY will  become the official analytics partner of Basketball Ireland and the official energy supplier of the National Basketball Arena. As the analytics partner, PINERGY will be sponsoring the analytics that will be used by coaching and backroom teams across the country, powering the insights behind the nation’s top performances. This mirrors PINERGY’s approach to its customers whereby SMART energy gives customers greater insight into their energy usage allowing them to make better choices around their energy consumption. To keep to date with PINERGY and Basketball Ireland, follow the PINERGY social channels:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PinergyIRL/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pinergyie/Twitter: https://twitter.com/PINERGY Pinergy Partnership with Basketball Ireland, National Basketball Arena 5/9/2018Paul O’ConnellMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacycenter_img #SlamSmarter recognises the vital role played by smart technology in achieving marginal gains on the court. Throughout the partnership PINERGY will aim to support the growth of the game in Ireland by fuelling these insights and supporting the fans through competitions and other promotions to enhance their engagement with the game.PINERGY will also be the official energy supplier of the National Basketball Arena. The National Basketball Arena will use electricity equivalent to that of 35 domestic homes this year and working with PINERGY will give them greater insight, analytics and control of their consumption of electricity.David Slattery, Head of Marketing at PINERGY said: “We’re delighted to announce that PINERGY is now the official energy and analytics partner to Basketball Ireland. In addition, PINERGY will also become the energy supplier for the National Basketball Arena. In our role as the official analytics partner, PINERGY will power the analytical equipment used by Basketball Ireland, unlocking valuable insights into their energy consumption through the partnership. We are delighted to support this growing sport as part of our portfolio of sports sponsorships.”Conor Meany, Commercial Manager, Basketball Ireland said: “We’re thrilled to have PINERGY on board as the official energy partner to Basketball Ireland. Basketball is one of the fastest growing sports in Ireland and with PINERGY’s sponsorship, it will help the game grow even further. Statistics are a major part of basketball and alongside Pinergy we strive to provide gains to our sport wherever possible. The energy in the National Basketball Arena on match day is something really special, we hope that this partnership with PINERGY will add to the already special energy that our fans produce.”Paul O’Connell, PINERGY Ambassador and former Irish international rugby player said: “In top level sport it’s all about making marginal gains. With PINERGY becoming the official analytical and energy Partner to Basketball Ireland, this will enable Basketball Ireland to make powerful gains using analytical insights that will allow the players to perform better on the court. PINERGY has a great tradition of supporting Irish sports and athletes, and this is something that I’m very proud to be a part of.” PINERGY is the official energy partner to Munster Rugby with its innovative #WeAre16 campaign. PINERGY also sponsors the Blackrock Ladies Rugby team, Young Munster RFC and Strata3 Velo Revolution cyclist James Davenport as part of its #PINERGYpassions campaign. For more information on Basketball Ireland, fans can visit basketballireland.ie or on the following social channels:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbireland/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/basketball_ireland/Twitter: https://twitter.com/bballirlprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Galway Senior Camogie Championship Round-Up

first_imgSenior A The Senior A Camogie Championship got underway at the weekend with a double header in Duggan Park on Friday evening. Mullagh and Sarsfields played out an entertaining 2-7 to 0-13 draw. Rachel Monaghan was the hero for Mullagh on the day, getting the crucial goal from a last minute free to equalise the game. Sarsfields will be wondering how they didn’t come away with the win after they dominated the vast majority of the game and led by 0-9 to 0-3 at half time. Siobhán McGrath was a constant threat for Sarsfields and also showed tremendous accuracy from placed balls. Her sister Orlaith was also impressive in attack, along with Sarah Spellman. Clodagh McGrath and Joanne Daly were dominant at midfield and defenders Laura Ward, Erica Leslie and particularly Maria Cooney were all impressive. Mullagh came back strongly in the second half with the likes of Sarah Dervan, Katie Manning, Rachel Monaghan and the very impressive Erica Coen driving them on. Coen’s goal three minutes into the second half brought Mullagh right back into the game. Aoife Donohue was a threat after moving into full forward and added two second half points. Sarsfields were dealt two major blows in the second half, with Orlaith McGrath picking up an injury after scoring her third point, while her sister Clodagh was forced off injured soon after. The gap remained at three points in the dying minutes when Liam Gordon awarded a 21-metre free to Mullagh and up stepped Monaghan to blast to the net and rescue a draw for her side. It was a brilliant score for Rachel Monaghan and for Mullagh, who showed the timeless value of not quitting until the final whistle.  In the second game at Duggan Park, defending champions Ardrahan were far too strong for a Cappataggle side for whom Caitríona Cormican was outstanding at centre back. Caoimhe Garvey, Michelle Skehill (before her very unfortunate injury), Katie Garvey and Amy Treacy also battled well for Cappy, but they were simply outclassed by their opponents on the day and fell to a twelve-point defeat. In a game which took a while to get going, Ardrahan led by five points at half time and pulled away impressively in the second half with wind advantage. Ava Lynskey was outstanding for Ardrahan, scoring 1-3 while also being involved in much of the play. Nicola Quinn also caught the eye with 1-2, including a great individual goal late in the game. Brenda Kerins, Aoife Lynskey and Cliodhna Walsh were also impressive up front. Shauna Healy, Siobhán Gardiner and Megan Carr performed well in a defence which was rarely threatened, while Andrea Mullins and Denise Diviney were strong in the middle third. It finished at Duggan Park; Ardrahan 2-10, Cappataggle 0-4.Also in the Senior A Championship, St. Thomas’ picked up a valuable win over Davitt’s, on a score-line of 2-13 to 0-11 in Gorton on Sunday. Senior BIn the first game of the Senior B double header in Tynagh on Saturday, Eyrecourt had an impressive win over a Niamh Kilkenny inspired Pearses. A close first half saw Eyrecourt take a 2-3 to 0-6 lead into half time, with Laura and Louise Loughnane getting the goals. Niamh Kilkenny led the Pearses resistance with all six of her teams first half points, including three from play. Eyrecourt dominated the second period, with Molly Burke having a big influence. Burke converted some crucial frees and added two points from play in the second half, while Laura Loughnane and Amanda Lynch also got excellent scores. Niamh Kilkenny continued to keep Pearses in the game with six second half points (four frees). It wasn’t enough however and Eyrecourt deservedly held on to win on a score line of 2-10 to 0-13. While Molly Burke and Laura Loughnane were outstanding, Eyrecourt also had strong performances from Aisling Downey, Olivia Mannion, Paula Kenny, Louise Loughnane and Molly Dunne, who was excellent at centre back. Pearses were simply too reliant on Niamh Kilkenny, who scored all bar one point of her team’s total. Teresa Loughnane, Tara Naughton, Aine Kelly and Orla Kilkennyalso performed well for Pearses on the day.Athenry had a comprehensive victory over Killimor in the second game in Tynagh on Saturday, running out winners on a score line of 4-14 to 1-7. Sabina Rabbitte was the star of the day for Athenry, scoring 2-3 from full forward and tormenting the Killimor defence throughout the game. Leah Crotty’s goal put Athenry in the driving seat early on, with Jessica Gill showing great accuracy from placed balls during the first half. Niamh Horan and Maeve Muldoon responded with good scores for Killimor and Muldoon’s goal brought the sides level. However, Athenry finished the first half strongly scoring1-3, with Rabbitte’s first goal coming shortly before half time. Muldoon and Horan continued to lead the resistance for Killimor in the second half, but Athenry pulled away well with Jessica Gill finishing with an impressive 1-9 (1-7 frees). With the last puck of the game, she blasted a 21-metre free to the net to put the gloss on a very impressive victory. Katherine Glynn, Dervla Higgins, Niamh Keogh, Eimear Keane and Leah Crotty also performed strongly for Athenry. For Killimor, Eimear Porter, Aisling Brehony, Caoimhe Starr (second half), Emer Fahy and Anne Marie Starr battled hard, along with Niamh Horan and Maeve Muldoon. In the final senior B game of the weekend, Oranmore/Maree came out on top against Craughwell in a goal fest in Gorton Sunday. Ten points separated the sides at full time, with Oranmore/Maree raising a staggering seven green flags. It finished in Gort on a score line of Oranmore/Maree 7-9, Craughwell 3-11.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

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Bit.ly Sees The Private Gap Between What You Click and What You Share

first_imgalicia eler In another example, Mason looked at Bit.ly links from Tunisia over the past year, where a revolution occurred in January 2011. “The way people consume social media changes as their government changes,” said Mason. “Human activity is reflected by something so simple as the number of people clicking links.” At today’s Web 2.0 conference, Bit.ly Chief Scientist Hilary Mason reminded us that what we share is only a part of what we’re clicking. Her talk delved into the difference between the links we’re sharing versus the links we’re just clicking and most likely reading, and also took a look at the ways topics are discussed differently based on geography. The real focus of the talk was centered on what happens between identity and privacy, that space where the secrets of our subconscious come out.Using word clouds, Mason looked at how pizza was discussed in New York, where slice was the biggest keyword, in Rome where it’s all about the cheese and San Francisco, which is far more artichoke-focused. If we can see how people are feeling about pizza based on their geographical location, that’s just the beginning.Take a politician for example: Discussions about Herman Cain varied depending on geography, too. In the midwest, more people were talking specifically about his 9-9-9 plan, whereas Floridians were listening to Bill O’Reilly and South Carolina was mostly paying attention to how Cain was leading in that state’s polls. This data map shows some of the top headlines by state. Tags:#web#Web 2.0 Summit 2011 A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… What Does This Mean for Privacy?What you share is your identity, and what you read is your privacy. There’s a space in-between, and that’s what Mason is most interested in. Yesterday, 80 million links were fed into bit.ly, and 27% of those were from the U.S. She breaks it down by the top shared posts from yesterday, which include a Fast Company story about the great tech war of 2012, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle noses, a press release about free RIM stuff and a news article about the oldest marathon runner. What do these all have in common? They make us go “wow,” or satisfy our entitlement to free stuff from tech companies who we feel like have screwed us over. We share those stories with our fellow man, who we believe probably feel the same way. We receive more shares, likes and clicks, and we feel better. The top most-clicked stories from yesterday look at lot different. They probe our inner thoughts – they are our private lives, the parts we don’t share publicly. They are a story called “Know Your Neighbor: He’s Racist,” an animated boob GIF on Tumblr and a story about Hilary Duff revealing if her baby is a boy or a girl. Racism, oddly sexual imagery and ambiguous gender – is that what we’re all really thinking about? According to bit.ly, the answer is yes.“We need better tools to curate, search and analyze in order to consciously curate the things we keep private and the things we share,” said Mason. But don’t be fooled – bit.ly isn’t trying to help you, per se – they are just trying to “build products that help people express themselves in the way they want to express themselves,” said Mason. We might want to appear like Superman, but we’re really all a bunch of Clark Kents, right? What if we’re a little bit of both? And if we are, why shouldn’t our identity reflect that?Images courtesy @hmason.center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Optimize Your Infrastructure with the Intel Xeon D

first_imgIn case you missed it, we just celebrated the launch of the Intel Xeon processor D product family. And if you did miss it, I’m here to give you all the highlights of an exciting leap in enterprise infrastructure optimization, from the data center to the network edge.The Xeon D family is Intel’s 3rd generation 64-bit SoC and the first based on Intel Xeon processor technology. The Xeon D weaves the performance of Xeon processors into a dense, lower-power system-on-a-chip (SoC). It suits a unique variety of use cases, ranging from dynamic web serving and dedicated web hosting, to warm storage and network routing.Secure, Scalable StorageThe Xeon D’s low energy consumption and extremely high performance make it a cost-effective, scalable solution for organizations looking to take their data centers to the next level. By dramatically reducing heat and electricity usage, this product family offers an unrivaled low-powered solution for enterprise server environments.Server systems powered by the new Intel Xeon D processors offer fault-tolerant, stable storage platforms that lend themselves well to the scalability and speed clients demand. Large enterprises looking for low-power, high-density server processors for their data stacks should keep an eye on the Xeon D family, as these processors offer solid performance per watt and unparalleled security baked right into the hardware.Cloud Service Providers Take Note1&1, Europe’s leading web hosting service, recently analyzed Intel’s new Xeon D processor family for different cloud workloads such as storage or dedicated hosting. The best-in-class service utilizes these new processors to offer both savings and stability to their customers. According to 1&1’s Hans Nijholt, the technology has a serious advantage for enterprise storage companies as well as SMB customers looking to pass on savings to customers:“The [Xeon D’s] energy consumption is extremely low and it gives us very high performance. Xeon D has a 4x improvement in memory and lets us get a much higher density in our data center, combined with the best price/performance ratio you can offer.”If you’re looking to bypass existing physical limitations, sometimes it’s simply a matter of taking a step back, examining your environment, and understanding that you have options outside expansion. The Xeon D is ready to change your business — are you ready for the transformation?We’ll be revealing more about the Xeon D at World Hosting Days; join us as we continue to unveil the exciting capabilities of our latest addition to the Xeon family!If you’re interested in learning more about what I’ve discussed in this blog, tune in to the festivities and highlights from CeBit 2015Opens in a new window.To continue this conversation, connect with me on LinkedIn or use #ITCenter.last_img read more

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