TOTTENHAM were lucky to hold on for a 2-2 draw against their bitter rivals Arsenal in the 199th North London derby at the Emirates today.And while Mauricio Pochettino will be pleased enough with the result, he will certainly be happier with his team’s performance compared to last weekend’s embarrassing home defeat to relegation candidates Newcastle.2 Christian Eriksen justified his return to the starting eleven with the opening goal against ArsenalCredit: Richard Pelham – The SunSpurs are ninth in the Premier League after the draw and the 3,000 away fans in the corner will at least be glad of the improved showing by their team.And here’s what William Pugh thought of the Lilywhites’ performances at their neighbour’s home.HUGO LLORIS – 5Stitched up Vertonghen in the first-half with a hospital pass which led to Rose’s booking and an attacking free-kick for Arsenal. Beaten at the near post for Arsenal’s first too. Made some good saves elsewhere but probably didn’t fill his defence with confidence.DANNY ROSE – 6Showed great commitment to block Pepe’s 22nd minute back post header which would have certainly made it 1-1. Decent enough second-half.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 5Solid. Nothing spectacular in a new-look back four.DAVINSON SANCHEZ – 5Filled in well enough at right-back given his side’s emergency situation in the position. Arsenal tried to exploit but he held firm on the whole.JAN VERTONGHEN – 5Same as his defensive partner. Did what he had to. Spurs fans will be glad to see him back in the fold.HARRY WINKS – 6Got up and down the pitch well. More effective in the first half. No huge complaints. Certainly better than his centre-midfield partner.2 Moussa Sissoko spurned a last-gasp chance in a thrilling draw at the EmiratesCredit: ReutersMOUSSA SISSOKO – 4Committed a lot of fouls and none really of the tactical kind. More like the kind where you are getting run around by the opponents and pull or kick them because you are tired.ERIK LAMELA – 6Quiet first ten minutes. Great run and shot for Spurs’ opening goal. Booked for a shirt pull in the first-half. Rightfully subbed as he was ineffective after half-time.CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 7Right place right time for the goal. Most of Spurs attacks went through him… as usual. Just does the simple things well and Spurs will hope he stays. Very impressed by his defensive work also.HEUNG-MIN SON – 7Looked lively and threatening in the first half. Focal point of all Spurs’ counter-attacks which was when they looked most dangerous. Curling effort to make it two on 18 minutes but denied by fantastic Leno save. Kept Arsenal defenders on their toes for entire second-half.HARRY KANE – 6Flick on to set Lamela away for the opening goal. Nailed penalty home with aplomb. Smashed one off the post on the hour mark which should have killed the game. Other than that… errr.SUBSDELE ALLI (on for Lamela, 59 mins) – 5Nothing of note. Will likely struggle for game time if Eriksen and Lo Celso are in front of him.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticGIOVANO LO CELSO (on for Son, 78) – 5Barely enough time to have an impact. Surprised he didn’t come on instead of Alli earlier.Tottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clash
For the sixth consecutive season, NBA teams will combine to set a leaguewide 3-point record. There have already been 23,635 3-pointers made this season, and the league is more than 8 percent ahead of the pace established last year, when the total across the NBA was 23,748.So clearly, the reliance on the 3-pointer is not going to lessen anytime soon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I think it’s a trend for a while — but at some point it has to peak,” said Cleveland forward Kevin Love, one of the many NBA big men who has no trouble making 3s, and that’s a big reason why the totals are soaring. “Every position, 1 through 5, is now shooting 3s. You see that as such a weapon. It makes the game fun, makes it interesting. There’s definitely a lot of spacing out there and it’s wild to see.”Thing is, that peak isn’t visible. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism “I’m sure there’s a ceiling,” Orlando coach Frank Vogel said. “I just don’t know what it is.”Neither does anyone else.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters The first season where the NBA combined to make 15,000 3-pointers was 2009-10, and that seems like ages ago. The 20,000 plateau was broken just two seasons ago, and barring something very unusual this season’s total will top 25,000.Love knew the 3-point pace was higher than ever. But he didn’t think the record would be set this early, and that the previous mark would be obliterated.“Wow. Wow. Wow,” Love said, upon hearing the numbers.Wow is right.The single-team mark is also about to fall, and then get left in the dust for good measure. Houston, which is quite obviously flourishing in D’Antoni’s free-flowing system and has the league’s best overall record, needs only 19 3s to set a season record and break the mark that the Rockets established … you guessed it, last season.The Rockets average 15.5 3s per game, so it’s not outside the realm of possibility that the team record also falls on Friday. It was only two years ago that Golden State became the first team to make 1,000 3s in a season — and the Rockets are on pace to get near 1,300 this season.“It’s safe to say a Mike D’Antoni team will be the first team that averages 50 3s in a game,” Miami coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We can laugh at that now. But it will happen, and his team will probably be the first to do it. His first team that allegedly changed the game only averaged 23 3s a game, that 2004-05 Suns team. And look where they are now, basically doubling that up almost.”He’s exaggerating for effect, but only slightly.That team in Phoenix averaged just under 25 3-point attempts per game. This season’s Rockets are averaging nearly 43, and have gotten 50 or more attempts from deep up 12 times this season.It works for them: Houston is 11-1 in those games. It’s a statistically irrelevant sample size with which to draw a comparison, but the other teams to take at least 50 3s in a game this season — Brooklyn twice, Boston once — are 0-3. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Out of 30 teams, 19 are either on pace to set — or have already set — franchise records for made 3s this season, and a couple others are within reasonable striking distance.There are shooters now all over the league. Only four seasons ago, the total of NBA players who made at least 100 3s was 57. This year, that total is going to be close to doubled. Across the NBA this season, 91 percent of players have attempted at least one 3-pointer and 81 percent of players have made at least one.Rookies are making them; Utah’s Donovan Mitchell has 172 and is closing in on the record for a first-year player, that being 185 by Portland’s Damian Lillard. Also making them are 7-footers; eight guys listed at 7-0 or better will likely get to the 100 mark by the end of the season.And the league as a whole is actually getting better at them. Accuracy from 3-point range has gone up about 1.5 percent over the last three seasons, definitely one of the reasons why scoring per game is higher than it’s been at any point in nearly 30 years.“We all like to get out there, shoot a lot of 3s, spread the floor and try to move the ball as much as you can,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Everybody is more or less the same … with the same outline. Just get it done in different ways.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE – James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets shoots a three point basket over Kyle Anderson #1 of the San Antonio Spurs at Toyota Center on March 12, 2018 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFPMIAMI — Another year. Another record. The NBA’s 3-point craze is not slowing down.Sometime this weekend, almost certainly during one of the nine games on Friday night’s schedule, someone will connect from beyond the arc and take the NBA to yet another long-distance level.ADVERTISEMENT In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ Man City bearing down on title as Premier League returns
Twenty-five-year-old Jamal John of Lot 53 Joseph Pollydore Street, Lodge, was on Thursday further remanded to prison by Senior Magistrate Judy Latchman on a causing death by dangerous driving charge.Jamal JohnJohn, a minibus driver, had denied the charge that was previously read to him.In a bail application, John’s lawyer requested that his client be released on reasonable bail since he was locked up for a long period of time and there are no witnesses in the matter.Bail was however refused since he was previously charged and fined for dangerous driving after being found guilty of the offence.The matter was adjourned until June 15.It was alleged that on December 18, 2017, at Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, he drove minibus, BTT 8476, in a manner dangerous to the public, causing the death of Desmond Grandsoult.Facts presented to the court stated that on the day in question, the minibus was proceeding South along Vlissengen Road at a fast rate while the now dead man was proceeding in the same direction, in front of the minibus. Grandsoult then attempted to cross the road when the accident took place. It was reported that the left front side of the minibus collided with the rear of the pedal cycle which resulted in Grandsoult falling onto the roadway and being run over by the bus. The driver then swerved into the trench.The injured man was picked up in an unconscious state and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was admitted to the High Dependency Unit. The 42-year-old man subsequently died while receiving treatment.It was reported that on the day in question, John fled the scene which resulted in the Police issuing a wanted bulletin for his arrest.
One of the men, who robbed one of Guyana’s top motor racer at the Agricola Public Road after the Buju Banton concert, was remanded to prison when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, slapped with several robbery charges.Kristian JeffreyTwenty-year-old Shamar Charles, of Alberttown, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Faith McGusty to answer to three armed robbery charges.The first charge stated that on July 10,2019 at Lombard Street, Georgetown, while being in company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Tessa Griffith of a phone valued $135,000, a gold band valued $100,000, and a gold chain valued $300,000.It was further alleged that on May 26, 2019 at Agricola Public Road, East Bank Demerara, while being armed with a gun, he robbed Jermaine Inniss of a gold chain valued $440,000.Additionally, it is alleged that on May 26, 2019 at Agricola Public Road, East Bank Demerara, while being in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Kristian Jeffrey of a chain valued $400,000, one wallet valued $10,000, and $15,000.Charles denied all the charges.Police Prosecutor Ceon Blackman told the Court that Guyana’s top car racing champion Kristian Jeffrey, who lost part of his ear during the robbery, was attacked at Flour Mill Road, Agricola, East Bank Demerara (EBD).It was reported that the racer was in company of his friend after leaving the Buju Banton show in May at the National Stadium in Providence, EBD, when they were held at gunpoint by the defendant and relieved of their valuables.Jeffrey, who won the Caribbean Group Four Championship twice, was shot during a confrontation. He was rushed to a private city hospital.The prosecution is also contending that Griffith was standing outside her workplace on Lombard Street, Georgetown at 12:00h when Charles, who was riding a motorcycle, approached her and relived her of her valuables. Prosecutor Blackman objected to bail being granted to the defendant on the grounds of the serious nature of the allegations and the penalty the charges attracts. The case will continue on July 31.
The BC SPCA wants to remind drivers to make our roads safer for pets and people this summer. Keep pets secured inside your vehicle and report unsecured pets. VANCOUVER, B.C. – The BC SPCA is reminding the public to make sure pets are safely secured in their vehicle when travelling this summer.A major distraction to drivers is unrestrained pets which can cause collisions. In a crash, an unsecured pet will become a flying projectile and can injure themselves, the driver and passengers. Animals being transported in the back of trucks are subject to weather conditions. Being exposed to the elements can lead to heatstroke or hypothermia. The type of restraint system for the animal can cause accidental injury or death if ropes or ties are loose.“This time of year we start to see more people taking their pets, particularly dogs, with them on road trips or camping. We recommend that pets are kept inside the vehicle in a secured crate or restrained with a dog seatbelt,” says the SPCA’s general manager, communications, Lorie Chortyk.- Advertisement -The BC SPCA shares, if a pet must be transported in the back of a truck the safest method is to keep them inside a secured crate in the centre of the truck box. Dogs can also be secured using short leads that are cross-tied to the animal’s harness.It is against the law to transport an unsecured pet in the back of a pick-up truck under Section 72 of the B.C. Motor Vehicle Act and Section 9.3 of the B.C. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act. Unsecured dogs often fall out of the truck resulting in severe injuries, death and endangering nearby motorists.“If you see a dog that is unattached in the back of a pick-up truck call 911 to report the license plate number, make and model of the vehicle and provide a description of the dog,” says Chortyk.Advertisement
MET EIREANN have issued Donegal with a ‘Status Yellow’ weather warning as high winds continue to lash the county. You’d be forgiven from thinking it was November as oppose to June, but I suppose the current adverse weather we’re experiencing sums up the unpredictable Irish weather.Wind and rain has battered Donegal over the last 24 hours and that winds is expected to get even stronger before it subsides. MET EIREANN posted the following message on their website regarding the weather in Donegal and other counties such as Monaghan and Cavan – and issued those counties with a YELLOW STATUS warning.“West to southwest winds will continue to reach mean speeds of 45 to 55km/hr and gust up to 90km/hr this afternoon.Forecasters are predicting the winds to subside later this evening but the forecast over the next few days is unlikely to lift spirits.While the wind and rain will ease, there will still be outbreaks of heavy showers over the next few days. Donegal has so far enjoyed a miserable summer, just last week the All-Ireland Gaeltacht Finals in Ardara had to be postponed due to the combination of high winds and a waterlogged pitch.No need to get the BBQ kit, the shorts and sandals and sun-cream out just yet folks. 🙁 MET EIREANN ISSUE WEATHER WARNING FOR DONEGAL AS WINDS INCREASE was last modified: June 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalHome-page NewsMet Eireannweather warningYellow Staus
A Donegal Garda has been accused of crashing into a Garda patrol car while four times over the legal drink-driving limit.Kevin McLaughlin, who is originally from Churchill but serves in Co Monaghan, appeared at Monaghan District Court.The 29 year old is charged with four different offences arising out of an incident in March last in the village of Moyles. The court heard how on March 15th last there was an incident in which two civilians were injured and a Garda car which had arrived at the scene was damaged after a third vehicle crashed into it.Garda McLaughlin is alleged to have had a blood alcohol reading of 215mg per 100ml of blood which is more than four times the legal limit.He is charged with drink-driving, having no road tax, having no NCT cert and also dangerous driving on March 15th last.McLaughlin, who is based at Carrickmacross Garda station and a well-known GAA and rugby player, appeared in court to answer the charges.He was released on bail for the case to be mentioned again on November 13 next.GARDA ACCUSED OF CRASHING INTO PATROL CAR AFTER ALLEGED DRINKING SESSION was last modified: September 16th, 2015 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:ChurchillcourtcrashdonegalGarda Kevin McLaughlin
Road users are warned to take extreme care this Tuesday morning as snow showers and freezing weather are due to create slippy conditions. A Status Yellow snow-ice alert is in place for every county in Ireland from 4am Tuesday which will last throughout the day.Snow accumulations of up to 3cm are in store for Donegal, which will lead to falling road temperatures and ice on untreated surfaces. Donegal County Council are due to grit all regular routes from 8pm tonight. However, motorists are reminded to assume that no road is ice free.Gardai have issued a road safety warning ahead of tonight’s snow, asking road users to check local weather and traffic conditions and be aware of the conditions before setting out on a trip.The following Winter Ready driving advice was shared today:•Drivers should reduce speed and increase braking distances.•Use dipped headlights at all times to ensure you are seen by other motorists.•Watch out for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and allow extra space.•Cyclists and motorcyclists check local road conditions and consider alternative transport where necessary.•Pedestrians should walk on a footpath, not on the street. Walk on the right hand side of the road, facing traffic if there are no footpaths Motorists before commencing your journey:•Clear your windows and mirrors before you set out, carry a screen scraper and de-icer. Do not use hot water on the windscreen.•Do not leave your car with the engine running and unattended. (A number of car thefts occur every frosty morning) Hazardous roads warning issued as snow and ice due tonight was last modified: February 6th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:icesnowWarningweather
Tags:#Analysis#cloud#cloud computing Related Posts guest author 1 Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series on the advantages that cloud computing brings to the machine-to-machine space. It was first published as a white paper by Ken Fromm. Fromm is VP of Business Development at Appoxy, a Web app development company building high scale applications on Amazon Web Services. He can be found on Twitter at @frommww.The use of cloud infrastructure and cloud services provides a low-cost means to create highly scalable applications. Even better, the cloud dramatically improves development speed and agility. Applications can be developed in much less time with much smaller teams. And as these benefits extend themselves in the machine-to-machine (M2M) space, companies creating M2M applications will see dramatic reduction in the cost of developing applications and provisioning services. Articles on the Internet of Things (or Web of Things) are increasingly finding their way into mainstream news. Executives of large companies (such as the CEO of Sprint) and even government officials (such as the Chinese Premier) are speaking about the possibilities and opportunities of having ubiquitous sensors connected to the Internet.The use of the cloud – in combination with the advent of low-cost sensors and high-availability M2M data transmission – will transform old industries and modify many business models.Almost every major electronic device, vehicle, building component, and piece of equipment has the ability to become “smart” by connecting sensors to it. Most devices already do. The difference though is that moving data to the cloud and being able to process it in infinite combinations provides new capabilities in very low cost, transparent ways. M2M Business TransformationThe case for what the Internet of Things might entail has been eloquently made here, here, and here. When devices and machines can send data to the cloud and have dashboards and interfaces on Web browsers, HDTV wallboards, mobile phones, and ipads, the impact becomes large.This potential will affect almost every industry – just as the Internet, email, websites, e-commerce, and now Web 2.0 are touching every industry and every business process. The impact will be most noticeable at non-Web companies. The change here will be dramatic – from where every device is by itself or controlled through a local device to where every device can be accessed anywhere (by authenticated users), where data streams can be “followed,” and interfaces and dashboards improved on the fly to provide new views and device control. Does the concept of “following” a jet engine or a pneumatic thermostat have appeal to equipment makers and airlines or building owners? You bet it does. Equipment, automobile, and device manufacturers need to beginning positioning themselves to gather realtime data on the performance of each product and use cloud processing and data storage to do it. Using this approach, they’ll be able to rapidly improve their products, build direct connections with customers, and get ahead of customer and product issues. They’ll also be able to offer service offerings and develop new revenues sources. Services will become a part of every product. Some as ways to improve customer support and customer connections. Others as revenue sources in and among themselves. Want a quick diagnosis on your transmission? Go to CloudAutoDiagnostics.com and check in with your car’s data feed. It will compare your data from the transmission sensors against others with similar transmissions. Yup, there’s a issue but nothing serious. Want a 10% coupon for the service shop around the corner? Below is a short list where the Internet of Things and M2M in the cloud will matter although it really could be just a single line that says anywhere where there is a sensor, an electronic device, or a machine. Personal Health and Fitness Medical Devices Automobiles Shipping, and Transportation Smart Grid and Smart Buildings Retail Architecture Agriculture Mining Natural Resource Management The use of the cloud – in combination with the advent of low-cost sensors and high-availability M2M data transmission – will transform old industries and modify many business models. As is the case in each disruptive tech cycle, new companies will arise, existing market share will be threatened, and the separation between industries and channels will become blurred. Those in the M2M space who take advantage of what the cloud offers will not only be able to anticipate these changes but will lead the way into these new opportunities. Key M2M Cloud PatternsThe goal of this paper is not to convince readers of what the future will like or even go through what new devices might look like. ReadWriteWeb and other tech publications will do a far better job there. The goal here is to list out the advantages that cloud computing brings to M2M applications. Circuit photo by pawel_231; cloud photo by Rybson.Separation of Data Collection, Processing, Interface, and ControlThe use of cloud computing means that data collection, processing, interface, and control can be separated and distributed to the most appropriate resource and device. Current M2M implementations combine data collection, processing, interface, and control. Either chips in sensor bodies or an onsite laptop or desktop PC tied within a local mesh network perform the data processing and determine the control logic.Once data collection and processing moves to the cloud, however, most current limitations disappear. One of the more obvious ones is that data limits go away. Storing data in the cloud means that the data buffers within devices (whether its 500 or even 5,000 data points) no longer matter. Cloud storage is near limitless and so historic data can be saved for as long as its deemed valuable.The data can be used for showing readings, performance, or status for the last day, week, month, and even year. Individual nodes can be inspected as well as grouped together with similar data from other devices. Analysis can be performed quickly on specific groupings and filters – whether it’s product line, region, demographic, or application use. The consumer Web understands the value of data and the many permutations that analysis can take. Once M2M data moves to the cloud, M2M companies begin to have the same realizations.Not only is there access to super-fast processors, if there are server or storage bottlenecks, these can be addressed by on-demand launching of more servers or horizontally scaling storage. Using the cloud and dynamic languages and frameworks, the cost of ownership goes way down and the limitations go away.Applications are also not restricted by tiny processors, low-power consumption, and special purpose programming languages. Processing in the cloud brings best-of-breed programming capabilities. These include widely popular programming languages and frameworks, flexible data structures, and extensive algorithm libraries. Not only is there access to super-fast processors, if there are server or storage bottlenecks, these can be addressed by on-demand launching of more servers or horizontally scaling storage. Using the cloud and dynamic languages and frameworks, the cost of ownership goes way down and the limitations go away. There’s also a huge increase in the speed of product development.Lastly, interfaces can move to Web browsers, wallboards, mobile phones and tablets, eliminating the need for either having screens a part of every devices or local computers permanently a part of installations. Medical devices no longer have to come with their own monitors. Separating the data input from the processing from the screen readout not only means lower costs (less components to the devices) but also easier upgrading of diagnostics and far better visualization capabilities.An MRI or sonogram sent to the cloud, digitally refined using the latest algorithms distributed across multiple machines, and presented on an iPad or an HDTV screen is going to look a lot better and be more insightful than if displayed on existing monitors, no matter how new the device is. Separating the components and putting the data and processing in the cloud allows devices to keep getting smarter while not necessarily becoming more complex.Data VirtualizationData storage is one of the biggest advantages of using the cloud for M2M applications. The cloud not only offers simple and virtual ways to run applications, it also offers simple and virtual ways to store data. Cloud infrastructure companies are increasingly offering simple-to-use services to provision and maintain databases. These services even extend to offering databases as a service – meaning offering expandable data storage at the end of an IP address all the while masking or eliminating the management of servers, disks, backup and other operational issues. Examples include Amazon’s SimpleDB and RDS service and Salesforce’s Database.com offering.Once transmitted to the cloud, data can be stored, retrieved and processed without having to address many of the underlying computing resources and processes traditionally associated with databases. For M2M applications, this type of virtualized data storage service is ideal.Being able to seamlessly handle continuous streams of structured data from sensor sources is one of the more fundamental requirements for any distributed M2M application. As an example, Appoxy processes the data streams from network adapters from Plaster Networks, a fast-growing leader in the IP-over-power line space. Status inputs are sent by the adapters continuously to Plaster which runs its applications on one of the top cloud infrastructure providers. Appoxy processes these for use with the user dashboard running on the Web. This console provides insights to users on the status and performance of the adapters and their networks (allowing users to see whether they are getting optimal performance out of their devices and networks). The data also provides valuable diagnostic information to Plaster, dramatically reducing support calls and improving device usage and customer satisfaction. The information is also invaluable for product development. Data on the performance of new products and features can be assessed in real-time, providing insights that would otherwise be unattainable from devices in field. This type of smart device marks the beginning of the trend. It’s a fair bet that all network devices will become smart and cloud-aware. Followed by all vehicles, manufacturing equipment and almost all machines of any substance.The types of data stores available include SQL, NoSQL and block or file storage. SQL is useful for many application needs but the massive, parallel and continuous streams of M2M data lends itself well to the use of NoSQL approaches. These data stores operate by using key-value associations which allows for a flatter non-relational form of association. NoSQL databases can work without fixed table schemes, which makes it easy to store different data formats as well as evolve and expand formats over time.NoSQL databases are also easy to scale horizontally. Data is distributed across many servers and disks. Indexing is performed by keys that route the queries to the datastore for the range that serves that key. This means different clusters respond to requests independently from other clusters, greatly increasing throughput and response times. Growth can be accommodated by quickly adding new servers, database instances and disks and changing the ranges of keys.The NoSQL approach play well in M2M applications. Data for sensors or groups of sensors can be clustered together and accessed by an ever-expanding set of processes without adversely affecting performance. If a datastore gets too large or has too many requests, it can be split into smaller chunks or “shards.” If there are many requests on the same data, it can be replicated into multiple data sets, with each process hitting different shards lessening the likelihood of request collisions. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Tamil Nadu Sports Minister Dr S Sundararaj has stirred up a controversy during inspection of a school in Pudhukottai. The minister, during the visit, was seen humiliating young women hockey players. A video of the minister’s late night surprise ‘inspection’ of the school shows him speaking to the players while gesturing at them. Sundararaj is heard reminding the students repeatedly of the scholarship money that the government is paying them.In the video, he asks a woman athlete whether she has enough banyans (vests) and gestures at her.Sundararaj asked a student if she had brought any medals for the state. “Why are we feeding her if she is not winning any medal,” the minister said.”You have put on weight no? We give you Rs 250 for food every day, and we give college students Rs 200 a month. You get more than them combined. I will only give money according to the food you eat,” Sundararaj told another player. The minister further asks a student if she has physically matured after joining the hostel. Moving towards another woman athlete, Sundararaj asked whether the earring that she is wearing were real gold or imitation.Sundararaj, however, rejected the charge of him humiliating the students. The sports minister said he was only motivating them to do better.