Treviso punish Munster mistakes

first_img Ludovico Nitoglia had two tries while Mat Berquist kept the points flowing from his boot as Munster missed out on the chance to become the first side ever to begin a league season with maximum points from their opening three games. Keith Earls and Stephen Archer both crossed Munster, but ill discipline cost them as Berquist amassed 19 points, scoring five penalties, while three different Munster players endured spells in the sin bin. Press Association Things began well for Munster as they bossed the opening stages with Earls opening the scoring with a seventh-minute try. But Ian Keatley, having already missed a penalty, was off target with the conversion, and two Berquist penalties soon saw the momentum swing the other way. Munster regained the lead with a penalty try when Treviso’s scrum collapsed after a gutsy call from captain Peter O’Mahony, Keatley finding his aim this time to make it 12-6. Another Berquist penalty cut the deficit before half-time but when Archer crossed early in the second half, Keatley’s conversion pushed Munster’s advantage into double figures and all looked well for the Irish. That feeling lasted only a couple of minutes before Nitoglia notched his first try, and Berquist’s penalty on the hour mark had the teams tied once more. Nitoglia then dove over from close range for his second score and Berquist sealed it with Munster again down in numbers as Cathal Sheridan took his turn in the sin bin. ends center_img Munster were knocked off the top of the RaboDirect PRO12 table as they were upset 29-19 by Benetton Treviso in Italy.last_img read more

Ebola Survivor Groups to Merge

first_imgThe President of the Ebola Survivors Association of Liberia, Korlia Bonarwolo, has said the proposed plan to merge with the Ebola Survivors Network will bring unity among survivors across the country, instead of causing a division.At long last, the dream of Ebola survivors to unite under a single umbrella organization is now in the pipeline, which means that they will be speaking with one voice causing their plights to be addressed in a timely manner, Mr. Bonarwolo said during a mass meeting of Ebola Survivors at the University of Liberia auditorium.He added that the reason enough attention on the wellbeing of survivors has not been properly tackled is because of too many organizations seeking the welfare of survivors.“I strongly believe that if this planned merger actually works out, things would get better for us. As for the organization I’m representing, we give our unflinching support to ensure that this plan becomes a success.“It is about time that we uphold the dream and vision of survivors calling for a single organization that will advocate for their welfare, which at the end of the day will yield results. If we are serious about seeking the welfare of every survivor in Liberia, then we should do everything possible to make this merger happen.“Politicians have used their strategies to divide us; therefore, it is now time that we come together under one umbrella in order to remain united,” he said.In her remarks, the National Secretary General of the Ebola Survivors Network, Tee Love Lorpseh, said, “For too long disunity has been in our midst making us lack a strong voice, but coming together will strengthen us as a group. Coming together will avoid the preaching of dissimilar agenda by different Ebola survivor associations concerning the wellbeing of survivors.“Let us take the lead for other survivors in the country; let us work together to make sure that whatever has been discussed is fully achieved,” she said.At the end of the meeting, it was agreed upon to disband the other Ebola survivor associations and form a workout plan for the merger and joining of the Ebola survivors’ network. It was also agreed that the new committee will take on the responsibility to draft the Constitution and thereafter present the draft to the survivor community for consultation.However, it was not made clear when the merger will official happen, which will fully disband all existing Ebola survivor associations.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sharks coach expresses dissatisfaction with Martin Jones

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Pete DeBoer learned some bad news when he showed up at Staples Center Thursday night: Logan Couture would be joining the Sharks dog pile of absent bodies.Under the weather with flu-like symptoms, Couture ended up being a late scratch for the Sharks showdown with the Los Angeles Kings, taking a key piece off the chessboard in the midst of a tight race for the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs. With Couture, Joe Pavelski, Erik Karlsson and Radim Simek sidelined by …last_img read more

Top takeaways from 49ers’ final practice in Youngstown

first_imgYOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Andy Dalton’s career-high 418 yards in the Bengals’ season-opening loss at Seattle has the 49ers defense on alert for Sunday’s game in Cincinnati.Dalton’s five sacks can’t be ignored, either. Or the fact his left tackle, Cordy Glenn, has been ruled out with a concussion.The 49ers pass rush keyed a 31-17 win at Tampa Bay last Sunday, sacking Jameis Winston three times and pressuring him on interception returns for touchdowns by Richard Sherman and Ahkello Witherspoon.What …last_img read more

Google Continues Its Land Grab In The Cloud With Stackdriver Buy

first_imgjodi mardesich How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud To give developers another reason to consider its newly spiffed up cloud platform, Google on Wednesday scooped up Stackdriver, a popular service that monitors workloads on the Amazon and Rackspace cloud platforms. Stackdriver, based in Boston in 2012, will join Google’s Cloud Platform team.Stackdriver makes tools to monitor infrastructure, systems and applications. These can range from reports on CPU usage to analyses on minimizing downtime to predictions as to when you may need more computing resources. Traditional data-center monitoring products weren’t designed for the cloud, and developers have had to cobble together tools to track the elastic and ephemeral nature of applications in the cloud.See also: Cloud Wars In 2014: Amazon vs. Google And Other FolliesPhoto sharing service SmugMug, for instance, uses Stackdriver to monitor the health of its systems that run on Amazon Web Services, including Amazon EC2 instances, elastic load balancing, Dynamo databases, MySQL, CloudSearch, Simple Queue Service message queueing, and the petabytes of photos it stores in S3.“Before Stackdriver, all of the [five] people on our operations team spent a lot of time trying to get the data that we need in the format we wanted—often requiring custom development or scripting,” Andrew Shieh, SmugMug’s director of operations, said in a testimonial on the Stackdriver site. “Stackdriver made visualizing and interpreting the data easier, and saves the team about an hour a day.” Googler Toby Smith, senior manager of cloud and infrastructure engineering, raved about the Stackdriver team in a Google+ post. “I’ve been enormously impressed with their domain expertise, their engineering talent, and their clear passion to make the lives of cloud developers better,” wrote Smith, who said he has been working with them for months. “I’m absolutely thrilled that they’re joining our cloud efforts.” Google and Microsoft are in an arms race to strengthen their cloud services. Microsoft recently acquired Greenbutton, which built a dashboard for managing cloud applications. Microsoft General Manager Mike Neil said Microsoft liked Greenbutton’s job management capabilities, and its ability to prioritize jobs and manage costs. Greenbutton’s application is closed to new users as it retools it for Microsoft Azure.In a note on its home page, Stackdriver suggested that it will continue to improve its current products, regardless of their platform.Anthony Myers contributed to this story.Lead image of the Stackdriver team courtesy of Stackdriver Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo…center_img Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … Tags:#Amazon#AWS#cloud#cloud analytics#Devops#Google#Stackdriver Related Posts last_img read more

Who is Tillakaratne Dilshan?

first_imgBorn to a family of a Malay father and a Buddhist mother, Tillakaratne Dilshan (born October 14, 1976 in Kalutara) is a Sri Lankan cricketer and member of the national team since November 1999. He plays for the Indian Premier League (IPL). The right-hand batsman is also a spin bowler. T.M. Dilshan won the award of Twenty20 International Performance of the Year at the ICC awards 2009.Dilshan made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in 1999. Dilshan made his One day international debut against Zimbabwe after 15 months.Family backgroundHe converted from Islam to Buddhism at 16. Dilshan had his education at Kalutara Vidyalaya, Kalutara. He is married to Sri Lankan actress Manjula Thilini. Dilshan has a daughter from his second marriage and a son from his first marriage.last_img read more

Hopworks Urban Brewery opens on Mill Plain Friday

first_imgPortland-based brewery Hopworks Urban Brewery will open its east Vancouver location, at 17707 Mill Plain Blvd., on Friday.The brewery is a 6,000-foot-space with eight barrels for brewing and a restaurant capable of seating 300 people. The brewery includes bicycle parking.It is the second brewery and third overall location for Hopworks Urban Brewery — often abbreviated as HUB. The company started in 2007 on Powell Boulevard in Southeast Portland. A second location opened in Northeast Portland in 2011.last_img read more

For the sake of Art

first_imgSuch is the beauty of appreciation courses, that it helps one understand the medium not only to learn the process of construction but to also appreciate it. There are films, art and theatre appreciation courses offered every year by some of the prestigious institutes in our country.Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in collaboration with National Film Archive of India (NFAI) holds Film Appreciation Course (FAC), to promote comprehensive understanding and insights into the nature of cinema and other related forms and practices.  Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’“Through these courses one gets answers to questions, which later helps one to make, critique or disseminate information about films to someone,” shares Dr Ankit Sharma, Filmmaker and Assistant professor, Department of Mass Communication, Vivekananda Institute of Professional studies.Film-makers, cine-buffs, students along with academicians do this course to understand and to appreciate cinema. “There is nothing such as good or bad cinema. Cinema is cinema. Before criticizing one must understand what goes into the making of a film,” highlights Dr Sharma, who attended the course twice in 2009 and 2014. Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with Netflix At FAC one gets to live with films for a month. One gets to witness such archives and real footages which are not easily available. Watching a film on reel with that sound and feel is a rare treasure in the digital era. National Museum Institute (NMI) organises Art Appreciation Course and Bhartiya Kalanidhi (Hindi medium – covers Indian art) consisting of 20 illustrated lectures encouraging students to know and appreciate Indian and global art. “We as citizens are unaware of our own cultural heritage. This course not only enlightened me but also made me proud of our country’s art and culture. To know those roots, this course is a must,” explains Dr Sulekha Bhargava, freelancer contributing to art and craft, a participant of Art Appreciation in 2001 and 2002. This course not just puts light on the importance of symbols, different sculptors, personalised paintings but also on the archaeological aspect of it.  “From lectures to artefacts and visiting museums, it not only develops a visual understanding but also creates an everlasting impact. No other course witnesses people from different walks of life coming together to cherish what we have,” comments Dr Bhargava. National School of Drama (NSD) conducts Theatre Appreciation Course(TAC) that aims to enable the understanding and appreciation of theatre as an art form in India and the world. “My experience at the Theatre Appreciation Course was incredible. The 9 day course in NSD was well designed and covered a huge array of specialized discipline in theatre itself- compositional techniques in music, importance of Natyashastra, Theatre Scenography, costumes, Women and Puppetry Theatre, Proscenium Theatre etc.,” shared Anjana Ghosal, performing artist/ vocalist who was a participant of TAC-NSD 2016. Apart from these, there are private organisations too which offer similar courses but the major drawback are the lack of archives and high fees. Aspirants aged 18 and above from all over India, gets introduced to history, theory and relationship of Indian and world cinema or theatre to other forms of arts. “The reason for me to apply for this course was basically to be able to develop a creative lens, so as to understand the meaning of the symbols used in the canvas of theatre. It helped me to critique and analyse a theatre production intelligently,” Ghosal added.During a week long course at NSD one gets to interact with renowned theatre practitioners and have discussions. They also get the opportunity to watch the treasured archives along with watching and analysing live plays. “TAC at NSD helped me to understand the difference between theatre acting and acting for cinema. Earlier, while watching a play, I never noticed much of its elements. But now, every play I watch compels me to critically analyze and appreciate the creative work,” says Bishwajeet Mookherjee, a budding filmmaker who believes that the course is for someone who wishes to understand the art of theatre and not for someone who wishes to learn acting. For a better understanding of a subject, one must be acquainted with the history of the subject, its evolution and the basics or nuances of various forms. Notifications for admission to these courses are advertised every year on their official websites, newspapers and social media. One can keep a track between the months of April and June.last_img read more