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Auburndale wins six matches by pin, beats Phillips in Marawood dual

first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterAUBURNDALE — The Auburndale wrestling team won six matches by pin to double up Phillips 48-24 in a Marawood Conference dual meet Thursday night at Auburndale High School.Dylan Altmann (126 pounds), Paul Willfahrt (152), Kellar Wolfe (160), Wyatt Weiler (170), Kurt Jankowski (195) and Josh Gabel (285) each won by pin for the Apaches. All but Wolfe’s pin came in the first period.Auburndale will return to action Dec. 29-30 at the Bi-State Classic in La Crosse.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of 48, Phillips 24106: Brad Halmstad (P) pinned Matt Leick in 1:36.113: Jasper Bushman (P) pinned Readi Meyer in 4:10.120: Double forfeit.126: Dylan Altmann (A) pinned Liam Clapero in 0:57.132: Aaron Willfahrt (A) won by forfeit.138: Double forfeit.145: Eli Larson (A) won by forfeit.152: Paul Willfahrt (A) pinned Alex Briske in 0:53.160: Kellar Wolfe (A) pinned Bryen Bushman in 3:02.170: Wyatt Weiler (A) pinned Tristan Kurth in 1:01.182: Hunter Anderson (P) won by forfeit.195: Kurt Jankowski (A) pinned Marty Peterson in 1:59.220: Kris Runnheim (P) won by forfeit.285: Josh Gabel (A) pinned Shayne Foytik in 1:15.last_img read more

FirstRain Research Suite: Look and Drool

first_imgRelated Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Trend CrunchingFirstRain also processes the results it finds to pull out and display a number of trends. The primary one is around executive job changes. The management turnover widget expands into a full page that graphs out recent trends in executives coming and going from any company. In the image below the darker units denote turnover news discovered directly from the company and the lighter units denote news discovered elsewhere – like one company announcing that an exec from this company has been hired.The Management Turnover screen, just one of several trends analysis options. Click for full-screen. Hover over any point in the graph and you can see a detailed view of just who changed jobs, with links to the full story describing the move. FirstRain can track the same trends in things like product inventory, all gleaned from official and unofficial stories on the web. Cross reference items like this and you’ve got a whole new ability to ask informed questions of any of these companies.I WantI love seeing what kinds of tools people who trade in information on high levels have access to. My research workflow, which I wrote about here a year and a half ago, could use a big upgrade. FirstRain is a real inspiration. There’s not much in the consumer space, or hell for less than $10k/year, that I’ve seen that could compare to this though. RSS filtering is really simple, Yahoo! Pipes is probably the least so. There’s no algorithms there, though, just the ability to filter for words in various fields. You can work some serious magic with Dapper (our demo) and I’m excited to see what Toluu can do (our coverage). For company tracking the most comparable thing I’ve seen might be RivalMap, which I recommend to any startups working in competitive market verticals. FirstRain only tracks publicly traded companies, something for startups, like Crunchbase with smart, automatic updates would be great. Nobody in the web world is doing many of the far-out things that a service like FirstRain can do.Part of the problem may be the widespread “it has to be free” sentiment we see in the consumer market. I may not feel like I can spend $10k on a product like this, but I would definitely pay a hell of a lot more for something that can do some of the same kinds of things than I would for, say a premium Flickr account. Developers, please, build research tools I can pay you for!This is great inspiration to spend some time fine-tuning the research flow, but it’s also reason to stay tuned to the bleeding edge of the internet. Once semantic markup is widespread, determining what companies are most relevant to a particular search result and what the real topic of articles are should be a lot easier. Many times enterprise technology learns from consumer technology – FirstRain’s indexing of blogs is probably one example of that. In this case, though, I’d like to see the consumer market do some learning from high-end research tools aimed at the enterprise. The potential is really exciting.Meanwhile, if you’re a FirstRain customer – have a great time. Drop a line here in comments if you would and let us know how it’s working for you. All of us have a vested interest in seeing the web research field move forward. Exotic FilteringThe FirstRain dashboard looks like a startpage, your different companies and topics each have a widget that displays feed previews when you hover over headline links.Two widget types provide a great example of what kind of sub-topics FirstRain discovers. The company offers one widget that displays quotes from executives in the companies you’re tracking. Another widget uses Natural Language Processing and word proximity to pull out stories that contain executives saying anything that amounts to “no comment.” You can imagine what percentage of those stories might be of interest to financial traders.The FirstRain Dashboard. Click for full-screen. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… FirstRain is a web research tool-suite that markets itself to buy-side professionals in hedge funds. It costs $10k per year per user and is today announcing a distribution deal with CapitalIQ, an upstart Bloomberg competitor. That price is less than a Bloomberg box, but it’s still a substantial chunk of change. What kind of emerging research tools are available for financial players at that kind of price-point? FirstRain offers features that many of us who do business on the web would love to have, wether we buy and sell financial abstractions or not. What’s offered is qualitative analysis of search results through more intelligent filtering than is available in any other tool I know of. The feature set feels oddly within reach, too, if only we had a small army of algorithm developers at our disposal. Check out the screenshots below.Filtering v. Speed: The Simple StuffFirstRain argues that the web isn’t really real-time since the bulk of newspaper content, for example, gets uploaded at midnight Eastern time. Exceptions to that rule are numerous, but other services focus on bringing you information fast. FirstRain focuses on bringing you information from around the web that you wouldn’t have found otherwise. Blogs, SEC filings and news releases are all indexed by the service.An engagement with FirstRain begins with users identifying what other research services they already use, whether that’s Bloomberg or Google Alerts. FirstRain will automatically filter out any search results that your other services are already going to deliver to you.FirstRain then finds out what companies and industries you’re interested in. Natural language processing and analysis of word proximity is at the heart of the company’s intellectual property, their ontology will discover relevant content on the web about more than 10k different companies, 85% of the publicly traded companies in the US and some international but relevant firms. It will also filter out content from “left-wing wackos,” they told me, and you regular readers know how we feel about left-wing wackos here at RWW.Below: From a daily update sent to customers, available by email or RSS. Click for full-screen image. Tags:#Product Reviews#web marshall kirkpatrick 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Brief: Building an Enterprise IPv6 Test Lab

first_imgGiven that many businesses plan to roll out some collection of IPv6 equipment in the next few years, it makes sense to set up your own test lab to ensure that you can understand some of the transition issues and deployment problems early on. In the sponsored brief Building an Enterprise IPv6 Test Lab Jeff Carrell and Ed Tittel dive into what you need to know to build your own test lab. This includes a summary of typical devices that they used, some common infrastructure and testing issues, how to configure various IPv6 network services, and some important lessons learned. It is a solid and very grounded paper that I know you will want to read and use as a reference in putting together your own lab. This is a follow-on to our first white paper by the same authors, who looked into how to prepare for IPv6 here. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair david strom Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Nowcenter_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Related Posts Tags:#enterprise#networking#RWEnterpriseSponsored last_img read more

Time for a Clean Sweep of the Cybersecurity Desk

first_imgCybersecurity in 2014 has burned itself up like a mythical Phoenix, glowing brightly and drawing attention from the global audience.  In 2015 cybersecurity will be reborn from the ashes, still a Phoenix glowing with fire and vigor, but also something completely new.  As we move into 2015, it is time to let go of all the news, incident reports, short-term metrics indicators, exploit details, and vulnerability analysis.  Our industry is vibrant and changes at a dizzying pace.  Everything goes stale very fast.  With innovation and creativity running rampant with active attackers, we will not only experience a slew of new events, but entirely new types of activities, target profiling, methods, and even players.  Cybersecurity focus can turn upside down every six to nine months.  So, it is time to wipe the desk clear of the stacks of reports and research to start fresh.  We cannot keep what is old.  We must have an open mind to look forward and not be anchored to an outdated past.  Let it go.  As for me, I will be reviewing my 2014 predictions to see where I my trusty crystal ball did not fail me and where I missed the mark for the year.  Feel free to take a look for yourself and let me know how you think I did.  I appreciate and value opinions.  This prepares and humbles me for penning the forthcoming 2015 cybersecurity predictions. Twitter: @Matt_RosenquistOpens in a new windowIT Peer Network: My Previous PostsLinkedIn: in a new windowMy Blog: Information Security StrategyOpens in a new windowlast_img read more


first_imgSouth Africa will use Touch Football as a secret Aussie cross-code weapon when they make their assault on the International Rugby Board (IRB) World Sevens tournament at the historic Adelaide Oval on 7-8 April 2007.South African Rugby Sevens Coach Paul Treu, has enlisted the assistance of Touch Football Australia’s (TFA) World Champion National Men’s Open Coach Tony Trad to gain fresh insights into utilizing space, numbers, and attacking pieces that are part and parcel of the six a side high octane expansive sport of Touch Football. To assist Treu to grasp the finer points of the game and showcase the skill areas of interest, Touch Football Australia has assembled members of the National Men’s Open Team for two demonstration sessions in the week following the Adelaide leg of the IRB World Sevens.Australian Men’s Open Coach Tony Trad is excited about the opportunity to showcase the skills of Australia’s elite players on a bigger stage.“It’s great recognition for the standards the elite guys in our game set and it’s fantastic that another football code can see the value in what we do. It’s a good opportunity to cross pollinate with a sport that is not disimilar to our own with the emphasis on using the football intelligently and making the most of space. It may open the door for other football codes to work with us. Paul is thinking outside the square and that is only a good thing as far an innovation in sport is concerned.” Trad enthused.The great Rugby League coaching icon Jack Gibson travelled to the United States in the 1970’s to cross pollinate with leading American Football franchises, and sporting codes the world over have been borrowing and swapping coaching ideas and practices for decades.It is common place for all the professional football codes – the  Australian Football League, the National Rugby League, The ‘A’ League, and the Australian Rugby Union to send teams, coaches, players, and administrators abroad on fact finding missions to study successfullclubs and their strategic and operational plans to ensure best practice methods are employed across the board. English Rugby Union World Cup winning coach Clive Woodward enlisted Rugby League legend Phil Larder to reinvent the English defence for the last Rugby World Cup in 2003 and new English Coach Andy Robinson advocated joint training sessions with the British Lions Rugby League team in the run up to the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France.Closer to home, “Skills doctor” and former Australian Rugby League five-eighth, Matthew Johns answered an SOS last month from the Queensland Reds Super 14 Rugby team to assist the ailing Reds backline.South African Sevens Rugby Coach Paul Treu follows the trend, albeit, looking for inspiration in a sport that is not blessed with professional status or as high profile as many of the cross-code projects undertaken by many of his Rugby Union coaching cohorts.Treu is searching for every advantage possible to assist his Springbok Sevens combination as they embark on the closing rounds of the 2006-07 IRB World Sevens series, still very much in contention for the coveted crown. The South African team is currently trailing defending champions Fiji, New Zealand, and Samoa in the IRB World Sevens standings after completing five of the eight global tournaments on the World Sevens circuit.The South African Sevens Coach was an interested onlooker at the Federation of International Touch World Cup played in Stellenbosch, South Africa in January and sought Trad out after watching the Australian Men’s team sweep all before them in the premier event on the International Touch football scene.The Australian Men’s Open team has collected all six FIT World Cups contested since the inception of the event in 1988.Paul Treu was a distinguished Springbok sevens player from 1999-2002 before taking over the reigns as coach of the South African Sevens team from Chester Williams in 2004.The progressive and innovative career coach is passionate about Sevens Rugby and sees the clear correlation between Touch Football and the Sevens genre of Rugby Union.Treu was impressed with the Australian Touch Team’s ability to use space and create numbers from set plays, their positional nous, and off the ball lines runners provided for ball players.“The Australian guys were very impressive. They are very fit, quick, and agile, and their ability to create and provide options off the ball opens up a lot of different running lines. Sevens is all about utilizing the football, these guys have great hands and take good options in a split second. I am keen to put some of this into practice to give my team an edge in a very competitive environment. We have a lot of young guys in the team, many have gone to the Super 14 teams, so this is a perfect time to experiment” Treu said.The demonstration sessions, featuring Australia’s elite Men’s Open Touch Football players, will be held on Tuesday 10 April and Thursday 12 April 2007 from 6.00pm – 9.00pm at the New South Wales Touch Association’s Canterbury Velodrome location at 2 Bayview Avenue, Earlwood.Spectators are welcome to attend.last_img read more

Trans Tasman Tour Diary – Tim Good

first_imgAustralian Men’s Open player, Tim Good tells about day three of the 2014 Trans Tasman Series and how it felt to represent Australia for the first time. Waking up Sunday knowing we had the series in the bag was a great feeling but the job wasn’t done yet. Pete Norman was the unlucky one who was sitting out for game three, after he informed his mother he received some of the best advice I’ve ever heard, “make sure you wear your jersey under your jacket so you don’t look like a reserve in the photo”. Can’t buy experience like that. Off to breakfast we went and once again Trady was searching for clothes to wear. Today Lawy was the victim and by far Trady’s best outfit of the week, but the question is how did he get into the room Bris you sell out. With so much free time we thought one more game of frisbee golf and poker, with Prowse and Robbie breaking the course record of nine under and Ranga taking everyone’s money and ensuring Jack doesn’t win. Trady called one last video session to fine tune for our last game. Then off to the fields we went to enjoy some lunch and show our support for the Mixed and Women’s. Showtime and whitewash we made it three from three, what a feeling. After the games TFA put on a quick presentation, congratulations to all the award winners. To the Men’s boys, Jack an unbelievable three games and rightly deserved Player’s Player, Bris what a comeback earning the Coaches Award and the inaugural winner of the Diggers Award, Mr Touch Football, Terry Deegan.  Before the drinks started to follow we had a little meeting where Trady handed it over the players, our time to thank the coaching staff and anything we wanted to say. The bond this team has really shone through in this meeting with some deep and wonderful words said. This was an amazing week something I will cherish for a lifetime. To represent my country for the first time is something I’ll remember forever and to do with 15 legends who I will be mates with for a long time, and my little brother, is so special. Related LinksTim Good Tour Diarylast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool fullback Clyne set for Bournemouth loan

first_imgLiverpool fullback Clyne set for Bournemouth loanby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool right back Nathaniel Clyne is set to sign for Bournemouth on loan.The Englishman has recently come back from a long term injury.And he has played four Premier League games this season.But the Reds see the chance for the 27-year-old to get regular game time on loan at Bournemouth until the end of the season.The Cherries are without Simon Francis and Adam Smith – who are injured.It is unclear if Clyne will get a chance to battle for his place at Liverpool next term. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: OU QB Baker Mayfield Snags Ridiculous 1-Handed Catch After Practice

first_imgBaker Mayfield of the Cleveland BrownsOAKLAND, CA – SEPTEMBER 30: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns tells to the crowd to be quiet after the Browns scored a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on September 30, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)There are many who believe that Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, who transferred in from Texas Tech a year ago, is going to wind up starting over Trevor Knight this fall. Perhaps the Sooners should also be taking a look at what other positions Mayfield can play. Friday afternoon, Mayfield posted a video of himself making a ridiculous turn-around one-handed catch on his high school’s practice field.The pass came from former Lake Travis High School quarterback Dominic DeLira, who is signed with Iowa State ahead of the 2015 campaign.Mayfield could be poised for a big 2015 – maybe Oklahoma should figure out a way to work him into the scheme, regardless of whether he wins the starting job.last_img read more