Blakeman wins 10-pitch at-bat, Humboldt Crabs claim comeback win over Healdsburg Prune Packers

first_imgArcata >> Kyle Blakeman was able to win the battle.And it allowed the Humboldt Crabs to win the war.Blakeman fought off tough pitch after tough pitch, but his ground out to short on the 10th pitch he saw from Brett Bowyer in the bottom of the eighth inning proved to be the game-winner as the Crabs recorded a 4-3 comeback win over the Healdsburg Prune Packers on Wednesday night.“The infield was in and I was just trying to stay short. We needed a run, and I pretty much knew I can’t that I …last_img

Warriors-Magic cheatsheet: Is Durant primed for a repeat performance?

first_imgTwo days after a monster performance from Kevin Durant lifted the Warriors (14-7) past the Kings, the champs will take on a young Orlando Magic (10-10) squad.About the matchup…Where/when: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSBA)Projected Magic starters: Aaron Gordon, Wesley Iwundu, D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier, Nikola Vucevic How the Magic are doing: Through 20 games, Orlando sits tied for sixth in the Eastern Conference in a season in which the primary goal is to develop young talent.T …last_img

List of banned countries grows

first_imgThe US aviation authority has widened its overfly warnings to eastern Ukraine, Kenya and Ethiopia as countries around the world reassess flight operations over war zones in the wake of the loss of MH17.The Federal Aviation Administration now list 14 countries with bans or partial warnings for commercial aircraft.Two with the highest risk are Afghanistan and Iraq which lie in the path of many flights between Asia and Europe.According to the FAA “due to ongoing military operations and insurgent attacks in Afghanistan, the FAA warns that civil aircraft could be damaged by small-arms fire, rocket fire or attacks using man-portable air defense systems.”However there is no evidence yet that insurgents have missile systems capable of bring down a high flying aircraft at 11,000m. Iraq has returned to the hot spot status and the FAA prohibits flight operations at or below 6,700m due to the threat of shorter range missiles and small arms fire.For Syria the FAA states that it discourages flight operations over Syria, saying, “no part of Syria should be considered immune from violence.” US authorities have also warned about Libya and say that it prohibits flight operations within the Tripoli Flight Information Region, which includes small northern sections of Niger and Chad in addition to Libya. Ethiopia has also made the banned list with the FAA warning that flight operations are prohibited in northern Ethiopian airspace. It also cautions that Ethiopian forces may fire upon aircraft crossing into Ethiopian airspace from northeastern Kenya. On Kenya the FAA adds that “recent, credible information indicates a potential near-term terrorist attack against US and Western interests in Kenya,” warning against attacks using Man-Portable Air-Defense System (MANPADS).While not on the FAA banned list Nigeria and the Central African Republic, are listed as war zones with ongoing conflicts.Other Africa countries where conflicts rage are South Sudan, Mali and Yemen.And the deteriorating situation in Egypt has led the FAA to ban flights below 8,000m over the Egypt Sinai Peninsula.last_img read more

Your Cloud Provider Is Toast. Now What?

first_imgServerless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Matt Asay Your cloud provider is great. Your cloud provider is cheap. Your cloud provider is out of business.Now what do you do?If your favorite consumer cloud service goes out of business or simply feels it’s time to end-of-life a particular application, it’s frustrating but life goes on. More often than not, you weren’t paying for the service, anyway. But for an enterprise, losing access to a preferred SaaS application can be devastating.Just ask Xeround’s customers.Learning From Xeround’s FailureRecently the Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) provider terminated its cloud database service, giving free users a week to pack up and move on, and paid customers just two weeks:“Xeround’s leadership forum has recently decided to re-focus the company’s effort. This means we will no longer be able to support our service over public clouds, across all of our currently active data centers… We ask you to please export your database instance and migrate your database to another service of your choosing before the termination date… We regret the inconvenience this causes you.”It’s a nice thought, if not particularly helpful. Moving to an alternative solution is easier said than done. Migration between products, cloud or otherwise, is never particularly easy, often by design.In the case of Xeround, which promises 100% MySQL compatibility, migrating to MySQL might not be difficult. But what if you wanted to move to an alternative database? Or what if instead of a database or other somewhat swappable infrastructure you were hoping to migrate off a SaaS application?Good luck with that.Open Source As A Safety NetCould open source help with this? While not a panacea, giving users both a cloud service and an on-premises deployment, with the latter offered as open source, would ensure a robust back-up plan. It might also give them comfort to use the cloud service in the first place.As Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos argues, infrastructure software is almost entirely open source now as developers “require access to the details [of their cloud infrastructure] — not just to have the ability to do the same, but for the ability to verify the quality and modify to fit their needs.” Businesses are embracing the cloud because it yields cost and convenience benefits, as Forrester’s Ted Schadler posits. Add to this developer peace-of-mind and it’s a near-perfect combination.This isn’t really about source code. While some will want to tinker with code, doing so will generally void your contract with a vendor. Instead it’s about security once the vendor fails or cancels a service: moving a cloud service to your data center, even if only temporarily, buys you time and makes the initiatl investment in the cloud much less precarious.What’s Your Back-Up Plan?As organizations move to the cloud, increasingly with a ‘cloud first’ policy, having a back-up in mind is important. Open source is one option that seems to be working for SugarCRM, Eucalyptus and others. But what’s your cloud back-up plan? Frequent data dumps? If you had the chance to migrate your end-of-life SaaS application to an on-premises, open-source deployment, would you do it?Image courtesy of Shutterstock. Tags:#back-up#cloud#Disaster Recovery#saas#Xeround last_img read more

Bullock shines as Rain or Shine rips TNT

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side But it wasn’t just him. The locals also hit their mark as Rain or Shine shot 16 three-pointers to rise to a 3-2 card.Finishing the game strong, Jericho Cruz poured in eight of his 14 markers in the fourth period, alongside five boards and five assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingJewel Ponferrada  chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds, while Mark Borboran got 11 for the Elasto Painters.“Everybody seemed to be on the same page today and that’s why we played well,” said coach Caloy Garcia. “Basically, everybody stepped up in today’s game.” Beau Belga also was a positive influence for his team this time out, doing the dirty work with five points, 10 rebounds, and three assists to bounce back after being ejected in Rain or Shine’s last game against Kia.The Elasto Painters stepped on the gas pedal early, jumping to a 27-11 lead in the first quarter to set the tone for the whole game. They led by as much as 28, 62-34, courtesy of a Maverick Ahanmisi jumper at the 8:28 mark of the third quarter.Debuting import Glen Rice Jr. woke the KaTropa up out of their slumber, chopping the lead down to 12, 66-54, after an RR Garcia free throw with 3:46 left in the period, but a pair of Chris Tiu treys followed by another triple from Mark Borboran restored order for Rain or Shine and brought the lead back up to 20, 77-57.With the absence of its national team players, the KaTropa couldn’t keep up with the hot-shooting Elasto Painters and shot only 28 percent from the field.Rice scored 19 points that went with eight rebounds, and three assists in his first game with the KaTropa, as he struggled to draw support from his locals.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim MOST READ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo 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 Gamescenter_img Perlas Pilipinas routs Singapore to open SEA Games bid Ranidel de Ocampo and Levi Hernandez wound up with 11 points for TNT.The scores:RAIN OR SHINE 105 – Bullock 20, Cruz 14, Ponferrada 12, Borboran 11, Yap 10, Ahanmisi 9, Trollano 7, Tiu 6, Belga 5, Robles 4, King 3, Matias 2, Daquioag 2, Maiquez 0.TNT 73 – Rice Jr. 19, De Ocampo 11, Hernandez 11, Williams 8, Lingganay 6, Tautuaa 5, Garcia 4, Reyes 3, Nuyles 3, Tamsi 2, Carey 1, Golla 0.Quarters: 30-14, 49-32, 77-58, 105-73.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul FILE – Rain or Shine import J’Nathan Bullock scores on a layup against Kia. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMotivated to rebound from his underwhelming debut, J’Nathan Bullock responded to coach Caloy Garcia’s demands to lead Rain or Shine to a 105-73 blowout of TNT Sunday in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The 30-year-old reinforcement made sure the Elasto Painters didn’t make a mistake tapping him as replacement, as he posted 20 points, 14 rebounds, and three assists in the win.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

FIFA World Cup: Germany’s extra-time goals send Algeria packing

first_imgMesut Ozil celebrates after scoring his goal for Germany Substitute Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil scored in extra time Monday to lead Germany over an aggressive Algeria 2-1 and into the World Cup quarterfinals.Statistical Highlights | Match Photos Thomas Mueller provided a cross from the left flank that was slightly behind Schuerrle. The Germany forward dragged his left leg and backheeled the ball into the far corner in the 92nd minute, leaving goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi with no chance.Ozil added the second in the 120th, and substitute Abdelmoumene Djabou pulled one back in injury time for Algeria.Three-time champion Germany, which has now advanced past the second round at nine consecutive World Cups, will next face 1998 winner France on Friday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.With the temperature a chilly 14 degrees Celsius (57 degrees Fahrenheit) and a light rain falling at times, the pace was high at the Estadio Beira-Rio but the goals didn’t come until the end.Ozil thought he had put the result out of reach when he pounded in a rebound after a shot from Schuerrle was cleared off the line by defender Esseid Belkalem, but Djabou volleyed in a minute later to make the last seconds count.Perhaps inspired by the “Disgrace of Gijon” at the 1982 World Cup, when Germany and Austria supposedly conspired to oust Algeria in the group stage, the northern African nation outmatched Germany’s intensity for long stretches in an entertaining match.Algeria was playing in the second round of the World Cup for the first time and dominated early on. A goal from Islam Slimani was waved off for offside in the 17th, one of many opportunities for the Algeria striker.advertisementAt the start of the second half, Germany put Schurrle on for Mario Goetze in an attacking midfield and came out better organized.In the 55th, Germany captain Philipp Lahm unleashed a hard shot that an outstretched Rais did well to push wide with his fingertips.Still, Algeria continued to produce dangerous counterattacks. In the 72nd, Neuer had to come out of his area to head away the danger with Slimani chasing.In the 88th, Germany’s inability to find the target turned theatrical for a moment when Mueller appeared to fall during a free kick.Team Line-ups(from):Germany: Manuel Neuer; Shkodran Mustafi (Sami Khedira, 70th), Per Mertesacker, Jerome Boateng, Benedikt Howedes; Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger (Christoph Kramer, 109th), Mesut Ozil, Toni Kroos; Mario Gotze (Andre Schurrle, 46th), Thomas Muller.Algeria: Rais M’Bolhi; Aissa Mandi, Esseid Belkalem, Rafik Halliche (Madjid Bouguerra, 97th), Faouzi Ghoulam; Mehdi Mostefa, Mehdi Lacen, Saphir Taider (Yacine Brahimi, 78th); Sofiane Feghouli, El Arabi Soudani (Abdelmoumene Djabou, 100th), Islam Slimanilast_img read more