Apaches shoot 65 percent in road winBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterNEKOOSA — The Auburndale boys basketball team raced out to a 25-point lead by halftime on its way to a 63-24 dismantling of Nekoosa in a nonconference game Tuesday night at Nekoosa High School.Auburndale (12-7) continued its efficient offensive play, shooting 65 percent from the field making 24 of 37 shots from the field. The Apaches also made all 10 of their free throw attempts in the win.Cale Jacoby had 18 points, making 7 of 8 shots from the floor, and Caleb Weinfurter had 13 points and seven assists for Auburndale.The Apaches wrap up their Marawood Conference South Division schedule Saturday at home against Stratford. Game time is 7:15 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Apaches 63, Papermakers 24Nekoosa 12 12 – 24Auburndale 37 26 – 63NEKOOSA (24): Statistics not reported. Record: 2-17.AUBURNDALE (63): Cooper Weinfurter 2-4 0-0 5, Luke Olsen 0-4 0-0 0, Logan Willfahrt 0-1 0-0 0, Cason Schmutzer 2-2 0-0 4, Caleb Weinfurter 5-8 0-0 13, Colten Yeske 2-2 4-4 8, Cameron Ertl 3-4 2-2 8, Cale Jacoby 7-8 4-4 18, Colton Wright 3-4 0-0 7. FG: 24-37. FT: 10-10. 3-pointers: 5-11 (Ca. Weinfurter 3-5, Co. Weinfurter 1-1, Wright 1-2, Willfahrt 0-1, Olsen 0-2). Rebounds: 27 (Jacoby 7). Assists: 18 (Ca. Weinfurter 7). Record: 12-7.
Why the most important HR hire of 2017 may be one you haven’t heard of. The birth of the Outbound Sourcer emerged in arguably the most competitive industry for attracting, engaging and hiring talent as tech companies competing aggressively for the best possible engineers and sales professionals. Since then the role has become essentially across all verticals and I’ve worked closely building strategy for Outbound Sourcers in industries ranging from Energy to Pet Care. This new breed of talent champion utilizes social media and creates internal talent pools from former silver medalists and key contacts to be proactively filling the next role literally months before it’s available. Your typical day to day recruiters juggle posting roles to their ATS, screening applicants, working with hiring managers and so on and so on. What they don’t really do is actually recruit. That was the entire reason I was hired to build out global sourcing team for a large publicly traded tech company and as you can see from the graph above I never had push back asking for more headcount. But it all started with my first hire and that’s why hiring and Outbound Sourcer should be your most important hire in 2017. Ask any talent leader at a high-growth company how much of their budget is allocated towards agency spend and you’ll more than likely get a huge groan and then an astounding number. So how do you put those dollars to better use? Simple: hire an Outbound Talent Sourcer. “Attention Talent Leaders: Define 2017 with one game-changing HR Hire” There’s been a tectonic shift in talent acquisition over the past five years. Have you felt it? The old days of your best hires coming from applicants ended somewhere around 2012. Can you still make hires via your ATS, certainly. Are they the best at their position? Not really. Outbound Sourcers sole job is to identify, attract and engage the best passive talent for the company’s hard to fill roles. If recruiting is classic rock; sourcing is jazz, total skill with a heavy dose of creativity. The best tend to come from recruiters tend to have an agency background but I was able to train a team with several right out of college and hungry to learn. If you can only make one HR in hire in 2017, hire a…”
I hopped out to tpc.org to look at some benchmarks. Benchmarks are notoriously awful as measures of actual performance, but they do work – mostly – as a comparison of relative performance.There isn’t a lot of Sparc data, and much of it is old, but if you are looking at replacing some aging 4+ year old Unix hardware, that may be just what you need. (with respects to Bryce’s cash for clunkers blog).For TPC-C the most recent Sparc result I found was from 2003. Running Oracle Database 10g EE on Sun Solaris 8 on 64 single cores of Fujitsu SPARC64 – 1.3 GHz processors, they delivered 595702 tpmC at $12.43/tpmC (tpc.org)So if “this old machine” is setting in your landscape, gulping power and support costs, you could replace it today by running Oracle Database 11g SE1 on Oracle Linux 2 quad core Intel Xeon Processors X5570 2.93GHz delivering 631766 tpmC at $1.08/tpmC (tpc.org)The ROI on this must be about 10 minutes! Ok maybe that is a bit quick, but this is a data base! Export, Import, ta-da! What are you going to do with all that extra rack space and power?Replace a 64 socket platform with a 2 socket platform. Amazing. this could be 1U, or even a blade. You could put it under your desk. There have got to be some examples of older sparc and power boxes sitting in the landscape. Let me know what you have.-Ken I wrote a few weeks ago about the end of the mini generation. This time I thought I would dig out some data to support my case. My personal anecdotal evidence is what I am hearing from my customers. They are looking at replacing hundreds of legacy Unix servers with new high performance Xeon boxes. I am not talking about a one-for-one replacement, but using virtualization to replace 5 to 25 of these older unix boxes with each Xeon 5500 server. The economic incentives here are pretty staggering.Why now?I see multiple reasons1) Ecosystem maturity. Enterprise class tools for virtualization, Linux, high availability from VMware, KVM, Xen, RedHat, Suse and others2) Performance. The performance of 200-2005 vintage sparc and ultra-sparc boxes is easily replaced by Xeon – saving power, space, and potentially licensing.3) Applications readiness. Applications like Oracle are now “made for linux” and do great on X-86 platforms4) Staff. You have the expertise in Linux on Xeon, this is a growing area, capitalize on it.5) Economics. There is real savings to be had in licensing, power, space, staff, sanity( sanity savings is subjective).
Defending Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel won the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday to strengthen his overall lead with seven races remaining. PhotosVettel started from pole position to win his seventh race of the season and 17th of his career. The German led Red Bull to a 1- 2 finish with Mark Webber finishing close behind.”I enjoyed every lap today. The car was fantastic to drive,” Vettel said. “If the car does what you want it to do, this place is really fun. It was a very entertaining race, with the strategy to come in early.” Lewis Hamilton’s slim title hopes took a further blow when his McLaren crashed early on.Hamilton slipped to fifth in the standings, 113 points behind Vettel, who has a 92-point advantage over second- placed Webber.Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso is third in the drivers’ title race ahead of Jenson Button, despite the Briton overtaking the Spaniard late in the race to claim third place at Spa- Francorchamps.Button, who won the last race in Hungary, was left to rue what might have been had he not started the race way down in 13th spot on the grid.”To come away with the third was disappointing,” Button said.”Who knows what would have happened if we had qualified well.” Vettel secured pole position for the ninth time in 12 races this season. But he had not won any of the last three GPs in Britain, Germany and Hungary, and only one of the last five heading into Spa, prompting speculation that he was losing his grip on the title.advertisementVettel’s jubilation was evident at ending that winless run as he stood on top of his Red Bull after the race, and pumped his fists in delight.”What a race!” he told his Red Bull team over the race radio at the end as he won in Spa for the first time, banishing memories of last year’s 15th- place finish.The 24-year-old overcame significant tyre wear early on and held off Alonso when the Spaniard was pressuring strongly.Twenty years after making his F1 debut on the same track, seven- time former champion Michael Schumacher started from last place after crashing during the first lap of Saturday’s qualifying session. The 42- yearold German drove his Mercedes with panache to finish in fifth place behind Alonso.Tyre management proved a crucial factor in Vettel’s win on the seven- kilometre Spa circuit – the longest and arguably the most difficult on the F1 calendar.Hamilton pushed to overtake Sauber driver Kamui Kobayashi on lap 13 and the two cars collided coming into the corner.The crash was more spectacular than harmful as debris from Hamilton’s car flew into the air.Hamilton, who has won two races this season, climbed out of his McLaren as the safety car was then deployed.”I’m not really quite sure what happened, I hit the wall pretty hard,” Hamilton said. “As far as I was concerned I was ahead of whoever I was racing and then I was hit by them.”Vettel seemed to get away quite slowly at the start and Nico Rosberg raced up from fifth place on the grid to overtake him at the Les Combes turn, with Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Alonso both passing Hamilton. On the next lap, Alonso made a brilliant move to overtake Massa on a corner, while Hamilton also sneaked past the Brazilian to get back into fourth.Vettel took an early pit stop on the fifth lap to replace his blistered tyres with soft tyres. He came out of the pits in eighth place, but soon cut through the field and regained the lead when Hamilton went in for new tyres on lap 11.Within minutes, Hamilton was out of the race, despite his team telling him over the radio to “take it easy”.Seventh place for SutilA double points finish slipped out of Force India’s hands as Adrian Sutil finished seventh and Paul di Resta 11th. Nevertheless, it was a brilliant race for both drivers as they overcame poor grid positions, with Sutil eventually earning six points for Vijay Mallya’s team.It looked like a top- 10 finish for di Resta too, but with just six laps to go, the Scottish driver surrendered his 10th position as Ferrari’s Felipe Massa and Williams’s Pastor Maldonado went past.With inputs from AP / PTI
Saina Nehwal is an Indian Badminton player who has been ranked as World’s Number 1 ace shuttler clinched India Open Super Series title on March 29, 2015.She defeated the former world champion Ratchanol Intanon of Thailand in the summit clash, which was played at Siri Fort Indoor Complex in New Delhi. The scores achieved were 21-16, 21-14.However, it should be noted that Srikanth Kidambi has won India Open Super Series Badminton Men’s Single’s 2015 title. He defeated Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in three games with 18-21, 21-13 and 21-12 score.In the beginning of this year, Saina had won the Syed Modi Grand PrixGold in Lucknow, before becoming the first Indian women to reach thefinal of the All England Championships. About Saina Nehwal:Saina was born in Hisar on March 17, 1990. The talent sportswoman attended Campus School CCS HAU, Hisar and later shifted to Hyderabad with her familyThe 25-year-old has a brown belt in KarateShe was the first Indian to win Olympics medal in BadmintonThe talented sportswoman won Bronze medal at the London Olympics in the year 2012Till date, she has 14 incredible international titles in her splendid careerAlso, she is the first Indian to win the World Junior Badminton Championship and the first Indian to win a Super Series tournament and Indonesia Open in 2009The China Open Super Series Premier, held in 2014 was won by Saina Nehwal
“Volunteers are the heart and soul of Australian sport,” Senator Arbib said.“The majority of grass roots sport in Australia is organised by small organisations or clubs which depend on volunteers for their existence.”“They are the unsung heroes of Australian sport and we should this week acknowledge and thank them for keeping sport alive in Australia.”Senator Arbib said the Australian Government was developing a National Sport Volunteer Strategy to help maintain the sustainability of sports volunteering in Australia.“The strategy will align with the upcoming National Volunteering Strategy and will set out a vision and priorities for sport volunteering in Australia,” Senator Arbib said.“In order to engage volunteers in sport in Australia we need to ensure that we attract their interest and give them the support and encouragement that they need.”Touch Football Australia Chief Executive Officer, Colm Maguire, has praised the efforts of the volunteers involved in the sport of Touch Football, saying that their hard work is greatly appreciated. “Volunteers are a valuable and integral part of any sporting association and on behalf of Touch Football Australia I thank each and every one for their contribution,” Maguire said. Touch Football is a sport that depends on volunteers at several levels. One of Touch Football Australia’s newest Board Members, Graham Quinlivan, is a great example of trying his hand at different aspects of the sport of Touch Football at a volunteer level. One of the great things about Touch Football is the ability to always improve and reach your full potential. Whether it be a player progressing to represent their permit, having a go at coaching, managing, refereeing or helping at their local affiliate, there is plenty of ways to get further involved in Touch Football. Quinlivan has also been a manager of several teams over his time involved with Touch Football, including managing the Queensland Spirit Women’s Open side in the 2011 Elite Eight series, and the Australian 18’s Boys team at the 2011 Youth Trans Tasman Series. “The Youth Trans Tasman Series was quite an experience, to see what that elite Touch at that level is actually like. I’m grateful for the experience, it’s something I never thought I’d get to do and I never ever imagined putting my hand up for something like that and to get the opportunity was fantastic.”In 2003, Quinlivan decided to represent his permit, the Brisbane City Cobras, for the first time at a National Touch League (NTL) level in the Men’s 50’s division. Quinlivan liked the idea of the challenge and has been playing at a NTL level ever since.“I started playing park Touch in the 70’s. I moved to Queensland in 1989 and there was a bunch of parents from our kid’s school, we used to go to a park and play on Saturday mornings. In the year that the World Masters Games were in Brisbane, we entered a team, and we got beaten in every game,” Quinlivan said. “We decided if we were to ever do it again we’d have to learn how to play properly, so a few of us started to play in a Brisbane social competition. A couple of years later I thought ‘I might find out if I’m good enough to make a Cobras side’. I think they were short for numbers, so they picked me.”18-year-old Sofie Casson is another example of someone getting involved in Touch Football in a number of ways. In 2008, at just 16, Casson was the recipient of a Blues Award at the annual New South Wales Touch Association’s Awards night for her volunteer work. While still at school, she was refereeing junior and senior games at her local affiliate of Scone, had coached an under 10’s Boys team that participated at the Junior State Cup, as well as playing in various teams, from a local level to competing with her permit, the Hunter Western Hornets. Casson is still heavily involved in all aspects of the sport and says that while playing is currently her favourite thing to do, she enjoys coaching and refereeing as well. “I’d always go down to Scone Touch and see my parents play, then I always wanted to play. It’s such a good feeling to be a part of a good team.”Coaching is a way of giving back for Casson, who enjoys teaching others the skills that she has learnt over the four years she has been playing Touch Football. “You just see how they learn from their mistakes and see other people develop. I had been at that stage when I was 14, learning new skills and now that I’m 18 I’m able to pass down what I learnt,” she said.
Man Utd midfielder Matic: Attack and run more – that’s Solskjaer’s messageby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic admits caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged the players to be more adventurous.Solskjaer kicked off his reign with a 5-1 win at Cardiff City.”He had only two days with us but we had a few meetings,” revealed Matic.”He said we need to play more forward, to be more dangerous in attack, to run more, to compete with everything.”And that’s exactly what we did today and we are happy because of that.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic: I hear things, I see thingsby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic is well aware of his doubters.Pulisic admits the criticism has hurt, although he insists the level of expectation which comes with his £58m price tag has not weighed him down.Pulisic said: “You can’t completely ignore it. I don’t live under a rock. I hear things, I see things, but I do my best to block it out. I’m just working hard for myself.“The outside opinions don’t matter as much to me as to what’s in the team and myself and the people who care about me. So I’m just going to keep working and do my best and not worry about it.“This number (£58m) doesn’t mean anything to me. Obviously, I go out and try to give my best every time I’m on the pitch.”I’m not sure what the price tag means to you, but I just have to keep trying to perform at my best for myself and for the team.“I did the best I could with the minutes I got. I tried to help the team as best I could. I guess I’m happy but I going to keep working harder, and I’m never going to stop to try to get more minutes.“The level of competition has been great. Competition in the team can only make me better and I think that’s what makes teams, it’s guys who are maybe not the second or third man, but they are pushing each other in training every single day. That’s what a good team is all about.”
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard urged to target Arsenal moveby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveCeltic striker Odsonne Edouard should be targeting a move to Arsenal.That’s according to former Rangers forward Kris Boyd.Edouard has been in fine form for the Glasgow club this season, scoring nine goals and providing five assists in 17 appearances.Boyd isn’t surprised by the reported interest in the Hoops’ star man but believes the 21-year-old should stay put until the likes of Manchester United or Arsenal come calling.He told the Scottish Sun: “For what it’s worth, if it’s the Premier League he heads for, it should be for one of the giants, Manchester United or Arsenal, and not, with respect, to a Brighton or Southampton.“But I’ve got a funny feeling he’ll have to go and prove himself first at one of those clubs.”
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Roma striker Dzeko blasts: It hit Smalling’s face!by Carlos Volcano12 hours agoSend to a friendShare the loveAS Roma striker Edin Dzeko slammed ref Willie Collum after their 1-1 draw with Europa League opponents Borussia Monchengladbach.Nicolò Zaniolo had Roma in front with a header, but deep into stoppages the referee awarded a penalty in the Europa League match for handball, even though it clearly hit Chris Smalling in the face.“It’s a serious error that cannot happen at this level. It changes the result, the whole game, the group,” Dzeko told Sky Sport Italia.“Now we have another three games where anything could happen. A victory today would’ve made everything easier. I just don’t understand the referee, he was so sure that he was right, but I’d seen it hit Smalling in the face. When I saw the replay on television, it’s just incredible.“The referee kept insisting it was a penalty, I told him it was his face and not the hand. You could see the mark on Smalling’s face where the ball hit him.“You can’t give a penalty like that at the 95th minute. It’s unacceptable. We ran no risks at all in the second half and we’ve lost two points here. We can’t do anything about it now, we have to look forward.”