Madrid CFF the team that has used the most players this year

first_imgPASSION FRUIT2. 3 Players used by each team The Madrid CFF have used a total of 32 players in the 21 games played so far to be the First Iberdrola team that has used the most players. The Madrid team has suffered a injury calvary that has left you with the team in box. So in the winter market had to go the extra mile to restructure your template and the number of used players went up. Far follows him Athletic, another team that more injuries have you had during the season what forced to Villacampa to pull the quarry to reach 27 players used.The Average number of players used per team is 24. Three more teams are still above average with 25 players used: Seville, Espanyol and Barcelona. The azulgrana, with a wide and balanced squad, have made numerous rotations throughout the course. Valencia alone has used 24 players so far this season. With 23 are Betis, Granadilla and Logroño. Curious that despite the changes in the bench of the Verdiblancas and Tenerife, they are below average. SPORTS22 SPANISH25 MADRID CFF32 ATHLETICtwenty ATHLETIC27 VALENCIA24 VALLECANO RAYtwenty In the caboose are Sporting Huelva, Deportivo and Tacon, with 21 players used for each. The uprising Maria Pry has used only 21 players, just like Real Sociedad and in the last places with 20 footballers lined up are Rayo Vallecano and Atlético. Also striking is the case of red and white who have counted up to three coaches so far this year and, despite this, it has only used 20 footballers. In fact, the newcomer Arias has not debuted, like the Ukrainian Pantsulaya.center_img HEEL22 I RAISEDtwenty-one EQUIPMENTPLAYERS REAL SOCIETYtwenty-one BETIS2. 3 LOGROÑO2. 3 BARCELONA25 SEVILLE25 SPORTING HUELVA22last_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_imgsemi-final spotWin and qualify for the semi-finals. That’s the task facing the Portmore United camp, as they face out-of-contention Daytona in an east St Catherine Constituency-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Football League match today, at Ferdie Neita Park in Braeton at 2 p.m.Portmore are on 12 points and with the win they would cop a semi-final spot alongside already qualified Portsmouth (16 points). Braeton United (14 points) will be hoping that Portmore either lose or draw, to enable them to make the semi-finals instead.In matches played last Thursday, Edgewater swamped Hellshire United 14-0, Braeton United clipped Watson Grove 2-1, Rodwood blanked Southborough 3-0 and Racing United and Cedar Grove drew 0-0.Connection start well in Porus Western Union youth leagueDefending champion Connection opened their account in the 2015 edition of the Western Union-sponsored Porus Summer Youth Football League, defeating newcomers Sporting Academy 2-0 last weekend.The league caters for invited teams in and around Manchester fielding youngsters no older than 16 years. Females are also included.The competition kicked off last weekend at the Porus Community Centre, where it has been exclusively played for more than 15 years. Eleven teams will participate this year, with two games each on Sundays and Wednesdays. Games for this weekend have, however, been suspended due to the Emancipation holiday weekend activities.Last weekend’s opener saw the return of Trinity, which had been absent for years, going up against Rising Stars, last season’s beaten finalists. That game ended with Rising Stars being the victors, winning 2-0.On Tuesday, the first of a double-header featured Tuff Gong against Villa United, which ended with a 1-0 victory for Villa. The second encounter saw Galaxy also winning 1-0, against Settlement.In the lone game played on Wednesday, Russia ran away 5-0 winners over Genius.Mandeville-based shooters do well in Jamaica CupShooters from the Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) were among the top performers at last weekend’s International pistol tournament dubbed the Jamaica Cup. The tournament was hosted over two days and jointly held by the Jamaica Rifle Association (JRA) headquarters on Mountain View Avenue and the Woodleigh range in Clarendon.Heading MRPC’s charge was club president Orville Henriques, who finished third behind top performer Ronald Brown Jr. and Andy Yapp, who was second.Owen Campbell was fifth, but teammates Thomas Jones and Gary Foster occupied sixth and seventh, respectively. Evon Grant of MRPC was 10th.Campbell, Jones, Foster and Grant improved their International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) world ranking.Zones take shape in Jamalco Football LeagueAll four preliminary zones of the Clarendon-based Jamalco Football League (JFL) are showing tangible signs of the teams positioned for second round qualification. Mocho, which completed a 5-0 demolition of Juventus last week, have already qualified from Zone One with six points from two games. With just one game to be completed, the trio of Raymonds (three points), Juventus (two) and Railroad (two) are on collision course to decide the second qualifier.Invincible and Wembley lead the charge in Zone Two with four points each after two games. Savannah are next with three points, but only have one remaining encounter. Two other teams, Top Halse Hall and Harmons, have one point each, but they have two matches in hand.New Bowens are clear leaders in Zone Three and are unbeaten with six points from two games. Next is Top Hill with three points, but they have only completed one of their three scheduled games. Napoli, which won their midweek encounter 2-0 against Hunts Pen, are already sure of qualification from Zone Four, having mined six points from two games. Port, with four points, can still advance if they avoid defeat in their final game.Two matches will be hosted today at Wembley Excellence Centre. Savannah will be up against Invincible at 2 p.m., while Top Hill play Sunset at 4 p.m. Tomorrow’s two games will be hosted at Harmons. Top Halse Hall will play Harmons at 2 p.m., while the final game sees South Manchester battling Hunts Pen.Manchester teams receive kudosDespite failing to reach the semi-finals of the Jamalco-dominated Clarendon Netball Association (CNA) Senior League for the first time in four years, invited Manchester netball teams in the just concluded Juici-Patties Senior and Junior League performed creditably.Knox High produced their best finish in a major netball tournament after copping second in the Junior League. The Spalding based Knox led 15-13 in the junior final against experienced campaigners Denbigh High, but wilted in the hot conditions of the Clarendon Park hardcourts to eventually lose 32-24.Earlier, Team R from Royal Flat won the day’s rally featuring all the teams which had failed to reach the semi-finals. Team R also copped more glory for Manchester when they were declared the most disciplined team, for which they won $20,000. Another Manchester team, Ridgemount, were third in the final rally.Old England advance in Top Notch Summer LeagueAn Orane Richards second half strike gave the Manchester Division One champions, Old England FC, a 1-0 victory over Mandeville United to advance in the Top Notch Summer League. In other matches played last weekend, the star-studded Starliner FC team were held to a 0-0 draw by lesser fancied Broken Hurst, while Manchester All Stars recorded a 1-0 win over Central United.In a top of the table clash, Richards scored from a free-kick in the 70th minute. With this win, Old England FC finished on top of the Group B on seven points. Despite the loss, Mandeville United advanced to the second round after finishing on six points. These results mean that new champions will be created as the defending champion Albion United have only one point, making their final game against Heathfield merely of academic interest.The league continues with three games tomorrow:- Patrick Town FC vs Sinclair Avenue FC, Sunset Strikers vs Team STVET and Albion United vs Heathfield YC. make winning startDefending champions Passagefort United made a winning start to their campaign as they rushed past Westmeade Rising Sun 250-225 in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League last Sunday. In another game, Ken’s Wildflower outlasted Cumberland 250-247 in a close encounter.The competition continues tomorrow with three games – Garveymeade vs Passagefort United at Garveymeade Sports Club, Westmeade Rising Sun vs Waterford at Westmeade and Portsmouth vs Cumberland at the Portsmouth Community Centre.Portmore hunt storm into semisHope & Mercy Ministries stormed into the semi-finals of the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM) Church Football League, after a comprehensive 3-0 win over Faith Temple Pentecostal at the Passagefort playing field last Sunday.Jason Williams (37th, 65th) and Jemarc Graham (71st) scored the goals. With the win, Hope & Mercy will play Fair View in one semi-final game on Saturday, August 8. Defending champions, 65 Waltham Park New Testament will take on Power of Faith Ministries in the second semi-final.Meanwhile, 65 Waltham Park Road New Testament maintained their 100 percent win record, with a 2-0 win over Lighthouse Assembly. Scorers for 65 Waltham Park Road were Shaquille Weir (16th) and Kingsley Morgan (71st).PFM ‘A’ hunt Tru-Juice clashZone B leaders New Raiders (10 points) face third-place Tru-Juice (nine points) in the top clash of the round, in the opener of a double-header in the St Catherine Football Association Under-20 Football League at Lime Tree Oval today, match time is 2 p.m.In the second game at the venue, at 4 p.m., hot Zone A team Royal Lakes (10 points), who are currently third, take on leaders Federal United (13 points) in another big clash, as the competition intensifies.Zone A’s second place team, Portmore United (12 points), could regain the lead if they get by Naggo Head and Federal draw or lose. The match will be played at Ferdie Neita Park in Braeton at 4 p.m.In other games, Portsmouth vs Dunbeholden at Portsmouth; Albion vs GC Foster at Albion Oval; Newland vs De la Vega City and Frasziers Whip vs Spanish Town Police Youth Club. All games begin at 4 p.m.In matches last week, Royal Lakes beat GC Foster 2-0; De la Vega City blanked Albion 3-0; Newland tagged Naggo Head 2-0 and Tru-Juice edged Dunbeholden 1-0.Passagefort United Record ton for SamuelsNational Under-17 representative, 15-year-old, Dominik Samuels, made a record 186 not out to led his team, Ken’s Wildflower, to a massive 287-run win over Waterford in a Portmore Cricket Association Milo-sponsored Portmore Under-17 Cricket League game at Waterford High School last Sunday. The teams are playing for the Milo Challenge Cup.Scores: Ken’s 338-2 (35 overs). Samuels 186 not out, Romane Donigal 79 not out; Waterford 51 all out, Keyon Edwards 18; Loren Green, 3-10; Shamoy Edwards 2-2; Shamar Ervin 2-13.At Hamilton Gardens, Greater Portmore defeated the home team by 21 runs in a low-scoring game. Scores: Greater Portmore 126-7; Niko Jolly 29; Krishan Graham 23; Mark James 22; Danvil Wollaston 3-28; Hamilton Gardens 105 all out; Wollaston 22. Andre Jackson 3-15; Krishan Graham 2-38. The competition continues tomorrow.Hope & Mercy another netball titleFormer champions PFM ‘A’ will attempt to regain the crown they lost last year, as they take on Equator Faith Mission in the final of the PFM Church Netball League at the PFM Sports Complex on Saturday, August 8. Match time is 2:15 p.m.In the play-off for third place, PFM ‘B’ will play Faith Temple New Testament at 1:30 p.m.In semi-final games played last Saturday, PFM ‘A’ beat PFM ‘B’ 29-22. Debbie Ann Coghiel 15/18 shots and Melonie Bailey 14/18 attempts scored for PFM ‘B’. Sophie March scored all of PFM ‘B’ goals from 32 attempts. Equator Faith Mission defeated Faith Temple 22-17. Equator’s Nickeisha Duncan, 20 goals from 25 attempts, led her team, while the top shooter for Faith Temple’s was Lorraine Miller, who shot 12/19.New Raiders,last_img read more

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Former AG Bernard De Santos dies

first_imgFormer Attorney General and Senior Counsel Bernard De Santos died on Friday evening.Guyana Times understands that De Santos was rushed to the Dr Balwant Singh Hospital after he felt unwell and later became unresponsive. The legal luminary was 80 years old at the time of his passing.Senior Counsel De Santos has had an illustrious career, which begun upon his return to Guyana after completing his law degree in 1965 at the Inns Court School of Law of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple London, England.He joined the Luckhoo and Luckhoo law firm before becoming an acting Magistrate in the Georgetown Magisterial District in 1968. After one year, he returned to the Private Sector and opened his own law firm.Former AG and Senior Counsel Bernard De SantosIn 1991, De Santos was appointed a Senior Counsel. That same year, he joined the civic component of the People’s Progressive Party upon the request of Dr Cheddi Jagan and the following year, campaigned for the Party as a candidate – an election which the party won. He was then appointed Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister when the PPP/C took office in 1992 and served five years.As AG, De Santos held several appointments including Member of the Constitutional Reform Commission, Member of the Sub-Committee on Governance, Member of the United Nations Permanent Court of Council, Member of the Sectoral Committees on Constitutional Reform and Foreign Relations.Senior Counsel De Santos then went back to private practice up until his death.last_img read more

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UCLA looks to improve defense

first_imgThat defensive attitude, or lack thereof, changed when DeWayne Walker became defensive coordinator before last season. Which is why UCLA’s defense, regardless of what players said publicly, spent the practice week in a foul mood, working on tackling and looking to atone for an unexpectedly so-so outing in the season’s opening week. No. 13 UCLA wants to make amends today against BYU, which brings an 11-game winning streak and a proven offense into the Rose Bowl, where the Bruins have won 12 of their last 13 games. “Our standards are total domination,” UCLA cornerback Trey Brown said. “(Stanford) made a couple plays that we felt we should have made. Our standards are high. We’re never the type of defense to be satisfied, so we’re not satisfied unless they’ve got zero points, zero rushing yards and zero passing yards.” Stanford rolled up 383 yards on UCLA (1-0), and scored 17 points. It may not sound like a dismal outing, but it is light years from the 166 yards and no points the Bruins allowed against the Cardinal last season. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Bruins want a better showing against BYU than against Stanford. By Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER During a time not too long ago, when UCLA’s secondary couldn’t cover, its defensive linemen and linebackers couldn’t stop the run, and any tackle could be missed, giving up 17 points was reason to celebrate. In 2006, Stanford scored 33 total points in five home games, and scored more than 17 points twice in 12 games. The Cardinal eclipsed 383 yards once last season. “We are definitely looking to raise the intensity against BYU,” UCLA defensive end Bruce Davis said. “We kind of needed that (Stanford game). To have a team like that score 17 points on you is a very humbling experience, especially with the crew that we have, as far as the staff and the team. “So we’re definitely looking to crank it up a few notches and raise the bar because this is a much, much, much better football team.” BYU (1-0) isn’t Louisville when it comes to scoring, but the Cougars averaged nearly 37 points per game last season and are coming off a 20-point, 392-yard performance against a solid Arizona defense. The Cougars also have size in front of, and behind, sophomore quarterback Max Hall. BYU’s offensive line, which features four juniors and a senior, averages 318.4 pounds. Tackling running backs Manase Tonga (234 pounds), Harvey Unga (221) and Fui Vakapuna (234) can also be difficult. “UCLA has very good speed and I think they take more risks (than Arizona) in the secondary in their coverage, which allows their front to be a little more aggressive,” BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said. “I think talent, in general, is similar between Arizona, which, again, I consider to be a very strong defense, and UCLA, which I consider has a strong defense. “But I think the speed element might go to UCLA, just from my first impression.” UCLA, which gave up 19.9 points per game last season, blames much of its problems against Stanford on a missed tackle, and a couple of busted coverages. On 82 of its plays, Stanford averaged 2.88 yards. But three other plays – a missed tackle and two blown assignments – netted the Cardinal 147 yards. In the several seasons before Walker arrived, when defense was more of an afterthought at UCLA, such a ratio would be acceptable. No longer is that the case. Heck, even Walker’s goals apparently changed after one year. Limiting yards after contact has been changed to eliminating yards after contact. “You can’t miss tackles,” Davis said. “Missed tackles will kill you, especially in a game you’re supposed to dominate, which we did, except for a handful of plays. (Walker) expects more out of us. He kind of gave us a buffer last year. We don’t like to give up (yards after a catch). “If they’re going to get their yards, they’re going to have to earn it.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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FIFA admits paying FAI compensation for infamous Thierry Henry World Cup handball

first_img Ireland FIFA has admitted paying the Football Association of Ireland 5million US dollars as compensation for the infamous Thierry Henry handball in a World Cup play-off.France beat Ireland in the 2009 play-off 2-1 on aggregate – with France’s extra-time decider in the second leg owing much to an Henry handball in the build-up – which led to the FAI threatening legal action after missing out on the 2010 World Cup.The payment, initially a loan, was agreed in return for the FAI not taking the case to court. Had Ireland qualified for the 2014 finals they would have had to pay the money back.FIFA said in a statement: “While the referee’s decision is final, and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI) ultimately accepted it as such, in January 2010 FIFA entered into an agreement with FAI in order to put an end to any claims against FIFA.“FIFA granted FAI a loan of USD 5 million for the construction of a stadium in Ireland. At the same time, UEFA also granted the FAI funds for the same stadium.“The terms agreed between FIFA and the FAI were that the loan would be reimbursed if Ireland qualified for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ireland did not so qualify. Because of this, and in view of the FAI’s financial situation, FIFA decided to write off the loan as per 31 December 2014.”Earlier on Thursday, outgoing FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce revealed he was astounded about the payoff, and urged the governing body’s executive committee to investigate the allegations. 1last_img read more

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ONE OF DONEGAL’S MOST UNUSUAL HOUSES PUT ON MARKET FOR €750,000

first_imgThe Dolmen House in RameltonOne of Donegal’s most unusual houses has been put on the market with a price tag of a cool €750,000.The Dolmen House occupies an elevated site of 0.75 acre with an impressive view of Lough Swilly and the surrounding countryside.Designed by MacGabhann Architects of Letterkenny, a triumph of modern design has produced a highly individual home that is instantly captivating. The houses 350 sq m form was inspired by Gortnavern Dolmen, a Megalithic Portal Tomb a few metres north of The Dolmen House site.The inhabitants feel as though they are living within the landscape, because of the ground floor facade, which also maximises the outstanding views and allows the home to optimise substantial amounts of natural light throughout the day.The house is being sold by Franklin Estate Agent in Letterkenny.ONE OF DONEGAL’S MOST UNUSUAL HOUSES PUT ON MARKET FOR €750,000 was last modified: September 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalRameltonSALEThe Dolmen Houselast_img read more

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Volleyball Falls At Wichita State, 3-0

first_img WICHITA, Kan. – The Drake University volleyball completed the season series against Wichita State on Saturday, Oct. 29, evening with a 3-0 loss to the Shockers at Koch Arena.Drake (13-13, 4-8 MVC) nearly rallied for a first-set win before falling in straight sets, 25-23, 25-21, 25-15. Odessa Cody (Chicago, Ill.) led the Bulldogs again with nine kills while Chandelle Davidson (Gretna, Neb.) had 16 assists. Capris Quaites (Omaha, Neb.) and Makena Schoene (Seattle, Wash.) each had four blocks as the Bulldogs held a 7-5 advantage in blocks.Wichita State (16-7, 9-3 MVC) hit .248 in the win as Mikaela Raudsepp, Tabitha Brown, Jody Larson each had nine kills while Emily Hibbert had 33 of the team’s 41 assists.Drake opened the match facing a severe 20-10 deficit, but went on a 10-1 run behind Michelle Thommi’s (Omaha, Neb.) serving to pull within a point at 21-20. Schoene and Cody each had three kills during that run, but WSU pulled back ahead by three points before Drake pulled back within one, 24-23, before a Brown kill ended the set for WSU, 25-23.The Bulldogs opened the second set with a 10-5 lead to force the Shockers into a timeout. However, a 10-5 run WSU tied the match at 15-15. Neither team would lead by more than two points until a 4-0 WSU run gave the Shockers a 23-19 lead that they would use to take the set, 25-21.After the intermission, Drake was unable to maintain that momentum with WSU reeling off a 14-3 run to take a 20-9 lead. Facing that deficit, the Bulldogs were unable to seriously threaten the Shockers in dropping the set, 25-15, to take the match and the season series with the 3-0 win.Following this weekend’s road trip against the top two teams in the MVC, the Bulldogs return home on Monday to host Indiana State. Monday’s 7 p.m. match will be the first meeting of the season between the Bulldogs and Sycamores.Print Friendly Version Box Score (PDF) Next Game: Indiana State 10/31/2016 – 7:00 PM Box Score (HTML) Preview Buy Tickets Live Statscenter_img The Valley on ESPN3 Full Schedule Roster Story Links Watch Livelast_img read more

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HSU athletic director Dan Collen to retire following fall sports season

first_imgArcata >> The longest tenured athletic director in Humboldt State University history, after bleeding green and gold for more than three decades, has decided it’s time to retire.Dan Collen, 61, will finish his HSU career at the end of the 2016 fall sports season after 15 years of leading HSU Athletics and 35 years of service to Humboldt State.“I have been blessed to have been involved with HSU Athletics,” Collen said. “It’s been an honor to work alongside such a tremendous staff and to work …last_img

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How Virtualization Turned an Expense into a New Form of Marketing

first_imgThe Westcon Group is a distributor of equipment data, voice and video network and data center security technology. The company decided two years ago to adopt virtualization. In doing so, the company closed its two data centers in London and New York and started building a brand new one in Cincinnati, Ohio. In building the new Cincinnati data center, they encountered issues that gave them experiences they realized anyone would have when adopting virtualization technology.So what did they do? Before even finishing their own data center, they built two new ones in Denver and London for customers to use and get the experience of what it takes to build a modern data center with virtualization technology. They turned an expense into a new form of marketing that gives customers the confidence to understand virtualization technology and confidence to make the switch. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market alex williams A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts They call these their LEAP Data Centers. LEAP stands for Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan. These are the equivalent of a showroom that gives the customer access and the ability to do hands-on work. The data centers are fully functioning with a full-time staff. Customers use the data center to learn what is required to build a data center environment.So what could have been a real expense has become a way to market virtualization.Turning to VirtualizationTo create the LEAP centers, Westcon drew from what it learned when deciding to build its Cincinnati data center.For instance, they looked at the considerable costs that go into play when virtualization is considered. Depreciating technology is a common issue when virtualization is explored as an option. Westcon learned that the chief financial officer needed to have direct involvement in the technology adoption.They learned that it is not just the CFO but the CIO, too, who is affected when writing off tens of millions of servers. Savings and optimization are critical but they come at a certain cost when existing technology has to be shelved.The process required conversations in executive management for the strategy to be fully realized. It turned the context of the discussion as the subject became one about building the LEAP centers and not just building a new data center for internal operations.Making ChoicesWestcon chose VMware for virtualization. This was two years ago and VMware was about the only game in town. With the context changed, Westicon started looking at its infrastructure. They asked themselves the question:“What are the tools that do not add a competitive advantage?”Westicon decided that messaging, IT development and CRM would be better outsourced to the cloud.The company then decided to virtualize everything else. In particular, that meant its ERP software. Westcon had used JD EDwards ERP software and Oracle database and SQL servers. They turned to SAP and IBM DB2. They chose Cisco UCS for its servers and networking. They used EMC Clarion technology for storage. They also used Amazon Web Services for storage.Westcon CTO Bill Hurley said to us in an interview that they learned how networks become critically important in a virtualized world. In the past, data centers have had a three-tier architecture. Now networks need higher speeds. They need the Internet and other ways to penetrate the network. Zero latency is the goal.“There is a lot more intelligence that needs to be put into the network because with virtualization you are moving from a virtual perspective back and forth from physical devices with no down time even though you are traversing from one machine to another,” Hurley said.The flexibilities that come with elasticity also affect the data center and how it operates. Machines are moving around all the time, sometimes with robots doing the work.Westcon took the experiences of how it made its decisions with its internal operations to create the LEAP centers. Hurley and his team learned through developing its own data center that customers would benefit from doing it themselves, too. That’s the premise behind its LEAP program. “It’s a full data center with truly a classroom feel,” Hurley said.The Westcon experience shows how much data centers are changing. Virtualization is leading the way. Now as we head into 2011, it’s evident networking is a hot topic. The network is flattening. The proof is in the data centers. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#cloud computing last_img read more

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Tim Cook’s Life Is “Incredibly Simple,” Just Like Apple’s Products

first_imgRelated Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Josh Tyrangiel at Bloomberg Business week published a huge interview with Apple CEO Tim Cook Thursday. Apple has a unique position in the world, so it’s automatically worth reading this interview. Though much of it is insubstantial, there are a few key points that speak volumes about Cook and Apple.Cook Is An Apple Product IncarnateThe beginning of the interview attempts to probe Cook’s personality. Tyrangiel doesn’t get much out of him. “I hate talking about me,” Cook says. He identifies as much as he can with the company itself, and he’d prefer to talk about that.But Tyrangiel gets Cook talking for just a moment by asking him about fame, and Cook responds, “I don’t feel famous. You know, I lead a simple life. My life is incredibly simple.”Incredibly simple. It’s a bizarre description. It sounds like it came right out of an Apple keynote. “Incredibly simple. Amazingly beautiful. Unbelievably revolutionary.” Apple’s over-the-top, adverb-y language is probably best characterized by the Steve Jobs-ism “insanely great.”I think it’s remarkable that, in a rare moment of public introspection, a company’s leader would describe his own life in the exact same language he uses to describe his products. It’s kind of vapid, but it’s also impressively single-minded.Oceania Had Always Collaborated With EurasiaWhen the conversation turns to interpersonal relationships among Apple’s leadership cadre, Cook is similarly evasive. Rather than talk about the tension, he turns a question about firing Scott Forstall and John Browett into one about management philosophy. His answer:“The key in the change that you’re referencing is my deep belief that collaboration is essential for innovation—and I didn’t just start believing that. I’ve always believed that. It’s always been a core belief at Apple. Steve very deeply believed this. … So how do we keep doing that and keep taking it to an even higher level? You have to be an A-plus at collaboration. And so the changes that we made get us to a whole new level of collaboration.”That’s a very nice spin move. But I think the most interesting part is where Cook says that “Steve very deeply believed” in collaboration. That may have been true on some level — Cook would certainly know better than I — but it seems to belie all the stories about Jobs as a controlling, tyrannical leader. We heard similar stories about Forstall comparing him to Jobs. Cook brought about a more profound change than it sounds like from the interview he gave. Tags:#Apple#Tim Cook jon mitchell Return Of The MacAs Cook readily admits, a lot has changed at Apple. “Apple has changed every day since I have been here,” he says. But he maintains that “the DNA” is the same. Fortunately for the faithful, Cook offers some substantive points.“We don’t subscribe to the vision that the OS for iPhones and iPads should be the same as Mac,” he tells Tyrangiel. “Customers want iOS and Mac OS X to work together seamlessly, not to be the same, but to work together seamlessly.” That doesn’t sound like something Cook would say if this complete merging of OS X and iOS people keep blogging about was actually going to happen.That tidbit is paired with some interesting news that Apple is “going to bring some production to the U.S. on the Mac” next year. Cook acknowledges some patriotic responsibility to ensure that Apple creates broader wealth and well-being.He describes this, as well as efforts to clean up labor practices at the overseas manufacturers, with the same John F. Kennedy reference he uses to describe the company’s matching program for employees’ charitable contributions: “To whom much is given, much is expected.”Lead image courtesy of Reuters. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowlast_img read more

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