Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Montana State Thursday

first_imgJanuary 22, 2020 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Hosts Montana State Thursday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Thursday, Weber State men’s basketball (6-12, 2-5 in Big Sky Conference play) hosts Montana State (9-9, 3-4 in Big Sky play) as the conference season ensues for the Wildcats and Bobcats at the Dee Events Center.In his 14th season at the helm of Weber State’s program, Randy Rahe (272-165, .622) remains the winning-est coach in program history notwithstanding this difficult season.The Wildcats score 71.6 points per game, ranking Weber State 176th nationally in scoring offense.Preseason Big Sky Conference player of the year, senior guard Jerrick Harding (20.7 points per game) is the Wildcats’ leading scorer.Fellow senior guard Cody John (14.1 points per game) is the only other Weber State student-athlete to score in double figures on-average.Junior forward, Czech national Michal Kozak leads the Wildcats in rebounding (5.5 boards per game) and blocked shots (25).Freshman guard KJ Cunningham leads Weber State with 37 assists and fellow freshman back-court mate Judah Jordan paces the Wildcats with 22 steals.Weber State surrenders 69.3 points per game as the Wildcats rank 192nd nationally in scoring defense.The Bobcats are coached by first-year head coach Danny Sprinkle (9-9, .500) who played at Montana State from 1995-1999.The Bobcats score 67.4 points per game as Montana State ranks 277th nationally in scoring offense.Norwegian national, senior guard Harald Frey, leads the Bobcats in scoring (17.4 points per game), assists (90) and steals (31).Englishmen, sophomore forward Jubrile Belo (11.8 points, 5.5 rebounds per game, a team-best 15 blocked shots) and junior guard Amin Adamu (11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds per game) also score in double figures on-average for the Bobcats.Junior forward Devin Kirby (6 rebounds per game) leads Montana State on the glass.The Bobcats surrender 66.3 points per game, ranking Montana State 108th nationally in scoring defense.The Wildcats lead the all-time series against the Bobcats 85-36, including a 52-7 mark at Ogden. Weber State has won 11 consecutive games against Montana State. Tags: Montana State Men’s Basketball/Weber State Men’s Basketball Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Making the Business Case for IT

first_imgOne of the biggest challenges IT organizations face is building executive mindshare, but in today’s world, it’s critical.IT organizations have been trained to think of their value in terms of CAPEX and return on investment. While these are undoubtedly important to the bottom-line, they are not game-changers.To be relevant tomorrow, IT organizations have to adopt a business-down, customer-centric view of the data center and their roles within it.They need to be thinking about aligning IT investments to business goals, not just about improving performance or recovery SLAs. They did need to get out of the data center vacuum.This means thinking about how IT – and data protection too, can be used to bring new applications online faster, reach new customers, deliver new value, drive innovation and outpace competitors. And they need to make sure they’re positioned to take advantage of the benefits that the third platform will enable.If you caught our keynote at EMC World, you heard the folks at Wells Fargo, Sub-Zero Group, and Nielsen talk about how they’re continuously innovating around IT, and how they’re redefining data protection within their organizations.While these three organizations are at very different stages of transformation and have very different environments, they share a “boardroom” view of IT, and this is huge.Regardless of how much data they have, what applications they used to create it, or where their data resides (mainframe, private cloud, etc.), making sure this data is accessible anytime, anywhere, and on any platform or device is their #1 priority. It’s about understanding customers’ needs and delivering the tools internally to meet those needs.In this way, the journey we’re on in the IT world is not unlike the one we’ve been on in the music world. The music’s the same (okay, unquestionably, it was better in the 80s), but the way it’s delivered (i.e., the way customers are consuming it) has changed dramatically. The question is who would you rather be: Sony, Blockbuster, Apple, or Pandora?Like Wells Fargo, Sub-Zero Group, and Nielsen, we’re all on a journey, and it’s our goal to do more than just help you build the business case for IT.You’re going to hear a lot from us in the coming months about:New consumption models: Organizations need to be thinking of IT in “as a Service” terms, and this means delivering Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS) in the cloud, in mainframe environments or in physical environments. Here, multi-tenancy and APIs will be key, allowing organizations to basically manage themselves.Increased visibility and control for the data owners across the organization. This means getting much closer to the applications themselves and amping up self-provisioning.Broad spectrum data protection: Organizations need to provide a data protection continuum. On the RTO/RPO scale, this means providing services all the way from cold storage on a deep archive to high availability on primary storage.Those of you who know me or were at EMC World last month, know I love music, but have never managed to actually click with playing it, which has been somewhat frustrating. But what I find cool is being able to listen to it on whatever format I feel like at the time – whether it’s my tricked-out record deck or through streaming media. Similarly, it’s rewarding to help organizations transform regardless of what platform or stage of the IT journey they are on. In the end, it’s all music to our ears.If you’ve been following my “Five Things Our Kids’ Kids Won’t Know” series, you know the magnitude of change that’s ahead.Exciting? Definitely, although I’m a bit nostalgic for the days when stores were closed on Sundays and kids learned to drive on stick shifts. Scary? A bit, but life without challenge is, well, a bit boring.last_img read more

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Cricket News Mithali Raj achieves special double century in Hamilton Women’s ODI vs New Zealand

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Mithali Raj is a certified legend of the women’s cricket game. The 35-year-old already has plenty of records to her name. Mithali is the only cricketer to go past 6000 runs in ODIs and is fourth in the all-time list when it comes to number of centuries in ODIs. Her average of 51 even after playing for 20 years is testament to her consistency. Ahead of the Hamilton ODI against the White Ferns, Mithali entered another exclusive club and enhanced her legendary status. The Hamilton ODI will be Mithali’s 200th game as a player, making her the first woman cricketer to enter this special club.Mithali’s 200th ODI puts her way ahead of the next player in the list, who is Charlotte Edwards of England who has played 191 ODIs. Mithali had broken Edwards’ record during the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017 in England. Jhulan Goswami, Mithali’s team-mate who has also played for 17 years, is next in the list with 174 ODIs.India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand. In the first match, Smriti Mandhana blasted a century to help India chase down 193 in Napier as they won the match by nine wickets. In the second ODI, New Zealand were again bowled out for 161 and Mandhana showed her class again with a brilliant, unbeaten 90 and Mithali gave her good company to smash a brilliant 63. India won a one-off ODI in New Zealand in 1994 but this is the first time that India Women would have won a bilateral series in New Zealand.Recently, India women’s cricket team was plagued by a spat between Mithali and Harmanpreet Kaur as the veteran was left out of the crucial Twenty20 semi-final encounter against England in the West Indies. Ramesh Powar, who was the coach at that time, had said Mithali was ‘aloof’ and ‘difficult to handle’. Mithali’s manager called Harmanpreet ‘undeserving’ as a captain and accused her of being a liar. However, Mithali said she has moved on and under a new coach WV Raman, Indian cricket would be aiming to make good strides. Mithali Raj is the first woman cricketer to play 200 ODIs.India have taken an unassailable 2-0 loead in the three-match series.Smriti Mandhana has hit a century and an unbeaten 90 in the two matches.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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