SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? FILE – Matt Nieto launches a 3 during Gilas cadets game in the Filoil pre-season tournament. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo isn’t messing around and Chinese Taipei-A, the country’s national team, found that out too on Saturday night.The Blue Eagles cut another giant down to size in dramatic fashion after a last-second triple by Matt Nieto stunned the host Taiwanese, 77-76, in the 2018 William Jones Cup at Xinzhuang Gymnasium.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ NLEX misses out on Super 8 final, falls short against Guangzhou Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Ateneo (5-2), which lost to top teams 3D Global Sports of Canada and South Korea, wraps up its campaign against Iran, which is currently tied with the Canadians and South Koreans in first place with identical 6-1 records, on Sunday.The Eagles have also beaten Chinese Taipei’s B team, Japan, Indonesia and Lithuania.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ LATEST STORIES With Ateneo down two, Nieto buried the clutch 3-pointer off a well-designed sideline inbound play by head coach Tab Baldwin with 0.3 tenths of a second left.Nieto finished with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field to lead the Blue Eagles, who rolled to their fourth straight victory after a 1-2 start.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Liu Cheng and Chen Ying-Chun carried much of the offensive load for Chinese Taipei as they combined for 41 points.Cheng, who fired a game-high 24 points, was impressive on both ends of the floor with 10 rebounds, seven steals and three blocks. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As growers across the Eastern Corn Belt prepare for the 2017 growing season, one major issue that continues to be a challenge is weed control. Now is an appropriate time to make plans for control of weeds, especially aggressive, herbicide resistant species. Palmer amaranth is an aggressive plant that thrives in drought, can grow more than 2 inches a day, is resistant to multiple herbicide modes of action, and produces 100,000 or more seeds per plant. Many populations of this weed are resistant to multiple herbicide modes of action. Palmer amaranth has been observed to emerge from May through September. The key to keeping Palmer Amaranth from establishing itself is implementing management practices to effectively eliminate seed production and hinder its ability to spread.Tips for controlling Palmer amaranth 1. Scout for and identify problem weeds early. Palmer Amaranth is a pigweed species and can easily be confused with other pigweeds, such as redroot pigweed, during early growth stages. It is critical to identify weeds correctly in order to keep them from spreading. Universities such as Ohio State, Purdue, and Michigan State have excellent fact sheets with pictures to aid in weed identification.2. Start with a weed-free seedbed. Effective burndowns or deep tillage will help control Palmer Amaranth and will allow growers to begin the season with a weed-free seedbed. Apply herbicides when the seedlings are less than 4 inches tall.3. Use residual herbicides. Use of residual herbicides will control seedlings at emergence and limit the number of plants that will need to be controlled by post-emergence applications. This is especially critical in soybean fields, where effective post-emergence options are very limited 4. Crop Rotation. Rotation from soybeans to corn will allow for the use of additional herbicide modes of action (herbicides used in corn) that are effective at controlling Palmer Amaranth.5. Hand Weeding. If plants escape normal management practices, removal before they produce seeds is essential. If a seed head has formed, place a trash bag over the seed head before removing the plant from the field to eliminate the spread of seeds across the field.6. Manage drainage ditches, field borders, etc. Regularly mowing ditches, waterways, field borders, etc. will help control the spread of this weed. Although weeds growing in ditches do not directly compete with field crops, they will produce seeds and promote the spread of Palmer Amaranth.
Tags:#children#coding education#education#learn to code#robotics#robots lauren orsini Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Ever since the tech world collectively decided that programming is the essential skill all kids ought to learn, perhaps even before they learn to read, the market has been saturated with tablet apps aimed at raising the next Zuckerburg. Bay Area startup Play-i is taking another approach. The company is literally making physical robots to encourage tangible play with technology. See also: How To Raise The Next Zuckerberg: 6 Coding Apps For Kids“Young children learn from physical interaction,” said Akhil Anumolu, Play-i’s marketing manager. “Why not teach them to program using physical objects?”“One robot per child,” is Play-i’s slogan, but that’s not intended to bring visions of a child-sized robot army to mind. The current prototype is about the size of a radio-controlled toy car and comes with many interchangeable (but choke-proof) parts. By connecting one of the pieces of the robot to another, kids can cause the robot to repeat its actions infinitely and act out a loop. Other parts illustrate concepts like functions and if/then statements. An app is also in the works so that kids can manipulate the robot using a tablet or computer. “We’re not just going to use a screen, there are already tons of apps that do that,” said Anumolu. “We’re going to change the way kids are going to learn programming.”It’s a tall order for a product that doesn’t exist yet, or even have a finalized prototype. But the startups’ pedigreed quartet of founders—all formerly high-ranking employees at Google, Apple, Symantec, and Frog Design—lends it credibility. Play-i has already received $1 million in seed funding from Madrona Ventures and Google Ventures.As the children of the founders’ friends and families test the robot, it continues to change slightly in scope. Right now, Anumolu estimates the finished product will cost less than $100 and be marketed at children ages five to 12. “Their imaginations are actually what’s helping us build this product,” he said. “We’ve seen kids make it into a dragon and program it to attack toy houses, and we’ve seen other kids make it into a pet and teach it to follow them around.”Play-i’s robot prototype will be finalized by August, and released to the world in the form of a Kickstarter in mid-September. And after that, a nation of mass produced robots, one per child? That’s just the half of it. “It’s not just that we want to make a great product,” said Anomolu. “We also want to push for the U.S. education system to start teaching this in school. Whether they use our product or just in general, computer science is something we believe is necessary.”Photo by JD Hancock IT + Project Management: A Love Affair 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Related Posts Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Tags:#cloud#How To Related Posts Choosing a protection product for a virtual infrastructure is a lot like buying an anti-virus product for the Mac OS: most people would say why bother when few attacks have been observed to date. (Although that situation is changing see our coverage here on Mac Defender. )Nonetheless, as more IT shops make use of the cloud, it is only a matter of time before protecting these resources becomes more important. However, you can’t just install your Juniper firewall or Symantec Anti-virus on a cloud-based VM. Physical firewalls aren’t designed to inspect and filter the vast amount of traffic originating from a hypervisor running ten virtualized servers, for example. And because VMs can start, stop, and move from hypervisor to hypervisor at the click of a button, protective features have to be able to handle these movements and activities with ease. As the number of VMs increases in the data center, it becomes harder to account for, manage and protect them. Finally, few hypervisors have the access controls that even the most basic file server has: once someone can gain access to the hypervisor, they can start, stop, and modify all of the VMs that are housed there. As enterprises move towards virtualizing more of their servers and data center infrastructure, they need specialized protective technologies that match this environment. Luckily, there are numerous vendors who have stepped up for this challenge, although the level of protection is still nowhere close to the depth and breadth that is available for physical server protective products. In this two-part article, we’ll first look at the types of features that are available, and highlight a few of the leading products and where they fit in. The second part will address some of the issues that you should ask your VM protection vendor when the time comes to decide on what is appropriate to purchase for your own particular circumstance.Types of protective featuresSadly, there are few unified threat management tool for the virtual world, although Foritnet has its FortiGate VM appliance. Anyone seriously invested in a VM collection is going to need more than one protection product. There are roughly four different functional areas that these products cover:Compliance and auditing. This includes the ability to produce reports to understand various compliance requirements, such as Payment Card Initiative standards and the ability to audit access and administrative logs to track down what someone changed when. While there are many products that offer some of these features, there is a wide variation in what they deliver, and if compliance is important to you, spend more time understanding the specifics of what they can – and can’t – actually deliver. Typical products include: Beyond Trust Power Broker Servers for Virtualization, Precise for the Cloud, and Splunk for Virtualization.Intrusion detection (IDS) and firewall features. These are the features that most people think of when they first hear about VM security, but that are specifically geared towards VMs. Typical products include: Juniper/Altor Virtual Firewall, Catbird vSecurity, and Fortinet FortiGate VM . (Catbird’s product is the one that creates that nifty circular graph shown above.)Access controls. This includes being able to restrict access so that users can’t stop or change any VMs on any protected host machine. These sorts of products also set up policies and access rules to segregate roles such as one role that can run compliance audit reports, while another will allow only network administrators to remove or power down or copy any VMs using the VMware vMotion live migration services. Some of the products have the ability to tie access control roles to particular Active Directory users to make policy deployments easier and more powerful. Typical products include: Hytrust Appliance, CA’s Virtual Privilege Manager and Centrify’s DirectAuthorize.Anti-virus/anti-malware protection. Similar to the AV tools on the physical world, this provides protection against these exploits inside a VM. One typical product is Third Brigade/Trend Micro’s Deep Security.[Reflex Topo Map] Reflex Systems’ Virtualization Management Center has a nice topo map that shows you how your VMs are arranged and as you mouse over each icon you see status information in the top right corner of the screen. Some of the products span multiple categories, such as Reflex Systems Virtualization Management Center, which can handle auditing/compliance, firewall/intrusion detection, and access controls although it actually is composed of a suite of products (sadly, the suite doesn’t quite match our categories exactly). Where does VMware’s vShield fit into this?VMware’s vShield is actually a family of several different modules: Endpoint (for anti-virus protection, the piece that is a prerequisite for Trend Deep Security), Edge (for network security and perimeter defenses), Zones (to partition your virtual network) and App (web and other applications protection). VMware has the beginnings of its own security interfaces that other vendors will most certainly exploit in coming months. Reflex (and Altor/Juniper) also works with this product, although it is not required for its protection. Merger alert!Over the past year, the pace of mergers and acquisitions has picked up as the major virtualization and security vendors try to augment their offerings and integrate products. Last year, VMware purchased Blue Lane Technologies and incorporated their software into its vShield product line. Juniper Networks purchased Altor Networks Virtual Firewall and is in the process of integrating Altor into its line of firewalls and management software. And Third Brigade is now part of Trend Micro’s Deep Security line. There are a number of other smaller players too, as we have mentioned above. As I mentioned earlier, make sure you understand which piece of your virtual infrastructure a particular product protects before you start your evaluation. In part 2 of this series (coming later this week), I’ll look at specific questions you should ask your potential vendor as you proceed with your evaluation. 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