Murray certainly was deserving of the honor; the junior led the 12-1 Sooners to the College Football Playoff while posting 4,945 total yards and 51 touchdowns as a dual-threat quarterback.He was also a standout on the baseball field in Norman; the Athletics selected him ninth overall in the 2018 MLB Draft. Murray, an outfielder, plans to pursue a baseball career after OU’s 2018 season. Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray triumphed over fellow quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa of Alabama and Dwayne Haskins of Ohio State in being named the winner of the Heisman Trophy on Saturday.Murray received 2,167 total points from Heisman voters to claim the trophy, becoming the second consecutive Sooners quarterback to win, following Baker Mayfield in 2017. Four of Oklahoma’s last eight starting quarterbacks (Murray, Mayfield, Sam Bradford and Jason White) have taken home college football’s most prestigious award. HOOVER: Murray’s Heisman win mirrors Mayfield’s, but is one-of-a-kindMurray’s Heisman victory inspired a bevy of congratulatory tweets from football Sooners past and present, including Mayfield and Sooners coach Lincoln Riley, who accompanied Murray to the Heisman ceremony in New York:AND THATS WHAT WE CALL BACK TO BACK. YOU DESERVE IT K1. So proud of you man. Enjoy every second of it. Absolutely nobody can put a ceiling on you…. Football or baseball, follow your… https://t.co/xkQdtY9o8n— Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield) December 9, 2018Congrats Brodie @TheKylerMurray— Dede Westbrook (@DedeTHEGreat11) December 9, 2018Congratulations To my brotha @kyler1murray hard work don’t go unnoticed #Back2Back HEISMAN! pic.twitter.com/z5dgJyvleG— Marquise Hollywood Brown (@Primetime_jet) December 9, 2018Incredible. Congratulations @TheKylerMurray. 2018 @HeismanTrophy Winner.— Trevor Knight (@trevor_knight9) December 9, 2018#BoomerSooner pic.twitter.com/AJ0WIxLNhD— Lincoln Riley (@LincolnRiley) December 9, [email protected] Congratulations! I’m so proud to be a Sooner! May the Lord continue to bless and cover you along your journey! #Heisman2018 #BoomerSooner— Adrian Peterson (@AdrianPeterson) December 9, 2018BACK 2 BACK 👀👀👀— DeMarco Murray (@DeMarcoMurray) December 9, 2018Back to Back! Congrats to Kyler Murray ! BOOMER— Tony Jefferson (@_tonyjefferson) December 9, 2018A pair of Major League Baseball players with OU ties offered congratulations, as well: Diamondbacks pitcher Archie Bradley, who grew up in Oklahoma and committed to play quarterback for the Sooners before opting to play baseball out of high school, and former Sooners pitcher Garrett Richards, who recently signed with the Padres.BOOMER!!! Congrats @TheKylerMurray !! #HeismanTrophy— Archie Bradley (@ArchieBradley7) December 9, 2018Proud to share the same amazing program as you. You have been so much fun to watch @TheKylerMurray. Congrats on your accomplishment. Business isn’t finished. Also take it easy on me in the future! #Boomerforlife— Garrett Richards (@GRICHARDS26) December 9, 2018
Hockey fans looking to check out the Nelson Leafs this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season can pretty much pick any Friday or Saturday from September to February to see the Green and White in action.Those two days of the week offer the best choice as Nelson plays no less than 20 of the team’s 26 home games on Friday and Saturday — 10 on each day.“I really like our schedule,” Leaf head coach Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily earlier this month.“We only play two games at home to start the season (in September) so it will be good to get out on the road and have the boys bond as a team.”Unlike last season when Nelson played 11 of its first 19 games at home — more than a third of the season in the first seven weeks — and nine games during the final three weeks of the regular campaign, the Leafs have a more balanced schedule.Nelson opens the season in mid-September with a two-game, home-and-home series against rival Castlegar Rebels. Leaf fans get a chance to see the defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday, September 29 at the NDCC Arena.Nelson has two mid-week games on Wednesday along with the traditional New Year’s Eve contest, this season against Beaver Valley. The other home games are on Sunday.The Leafs open training camp on the upcoming season Friday, August 31 at the NDCC Arena for three days.Maida expects approximately 30 players in camp.Exhibition season opens for Nelson Tuesday, September 4 at home against Beaver Valley.The Leafs have scheduled four pre-season games, two each against Castlegar and Beaver Valley.ICE CHIPS: KIJHL training camps should fit in just fine now that the BCHL has moved up their schedule. Last year camps of both leagues were held as the same time, forcing KIJHL coaches to wait longer for Tier II cuts to fill our Junior B rosters. BCHL camps are currently running with the Tier II season opening September 8th, a full week ahead of the KIJHL. Trail plays four exhibition games — August 28 and 29 in the Silver City against Prince George and August 31 and September 1 against Merritt.
The Myron Nichol rink of Castlegar took the longest way possible to capturing the Senior Men’s Kootenay Playdowns Sunday in Kimberley.The team of Nichol, third Bill Van Yzerloo and second Gary Beaudry and lead Barry Marsh, both of Nelson, defeated the Ken McHargue rink twice — in the B final and A-B final — to claim the title. Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by naming the rink Team of the Week.The rink now represents the zone at the BC Senior Men’s Championships February 17-22 in Port Alberni.
ATHLETICS: Sinead Jennings is an incredible athlete, less than ten days after she participated in the Lightweight Women’s double sculls Olympic final in Rio – she has now won the women’s Donegal half-marathon. Jennings, 39, reached the Olympic Final in Rio after some incredible performances along with her partner Claire Lambe.In the final, they were unable to make a real impact, and finished sixth in the final. She returned back to Donegal earlier this week and was given a fantastic homecoming in Letterkenny.The mother-of-three, who now resides in Limerick where she works as a doctor participated in the Donegal Women’s half-marathon this morning.She was the first athlete home, winning the half-marathon in a time of 1:23:40. However, her sister Catriona also showed how incredible of an athlete she is – when she won the women’s marathon in a sensational time of 2:53:14.There must be something in the water in Hawthorn Heights.What a fantastic achievement for these two talented siblings. Olympic sensation Sinead Jennings wins Donegal half Marathon was last modified: August 21st, 2016 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:athleticsdonegalMarathonnewssinead jenningsSport
Roberto Di Matteo faces competition from Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for the signing of Theo Walcott from Arsenal, according to The Sun.It is claimed that Chelsea manager Di Matteo plans to make a formal offer for Walcott, but Rodgers is said to be desperate to capture him and plans to finance a £15m bid by selling striker Andy Carroll.The Sun also suggest Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich’s willingness to spend big this summer is leading other Premier League clubs to splash the cash in an attempt to keep up.Meanwhile, the Daily Mail say Chelsea captain John Terry has been told the FA will make a decision this week as they consider charging him with making a racial insult towards QPR’s Anton FerdinandThe Mail also say Chelsea are among the clubs interested in Birmingham’s 13-year-old sensation Foday Nabay and that Blues forward Daniel Sturridge can play in the Olympics after being given the all-clear following his bout of viral meningitis.This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Why You Love Online Quizzes Guest author Alan S Cohen is a serial enterprise technology veteran, and most recently a Vice President at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 Billion.Years ago I was delivering a keynote at a conference when my Yahoo Messenger client popped up on the screen on my computer (and the screens to which I was projecting). In front of hundreds of people, I received this plea from my 11 year-old daughter:“Daddy, I cannot get the printer to work. Can you help me?”After pausing to type back, “I will call you in a half hour,” and closing the application, I received chuckles from a sympathetic and knowing audience of IT people. Right then I realized something: everyone who owned a computer and associated peripherals was the IT person when they went home. Moreover, because operating systems, applications and devices rarely worked flawlessly – despite the marketing hype – they required an enormous amount of human intervention to do even many of the basic tasks. It hit me: In the consumer IT revolution, I was nothing more than “human middleware.”The good news is that it got better. First, I cleaned out all the PCs and turned us into a Mac household. But as a purveyor of multiple technologies to thousands of companies over the past 20 years, I started to find a similar pattern across the entire enterprise technology food chain. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated there are about 350,000 network and systems admins in the U.S. alone. Trust me, once you start to look for IT human middleware, it’s like looking for spiders – you are never more than 10 feet away from one.Why does all this human intervention exist? You would think that if people spend almost $4 billion a year on hardware and software, it would, ahem, work as promised out of the box. Let me posit a few potential explanations:The transition from mainframe computing to client-server 25 years ago transformed the landscape with thousands of new applications and players, but it also created a lot of marginally compatible technologies. “Standards” and “protocols” just did not get the job done.Industry hyper competition forces vendors to push out products fast, frequently bypassing the time to thoroughly test key elements of systems in production environments. The fast eat the slow.When trained experts handle system complexity, it shifts operating expenses from the vendor to the buyer. Instead of perfecting and automating hardware and software operations, they let customers pick up the tab for finishing the product in production. Imagine buying a flat screen TV and then having to pay an expert to come over every month to reconfigure it.More nefariously, creating certification and deep training programs creates a loyal base of richly rewarded specialists.While it is only natural that a certain amount of human expertise is required, especially in complex systems, there has to be a limit to how much extra time and effort it should take to use a piece of software or hardware. And to be fair, almost every IT person I know wants to spend their time building new applications and services, not babysitting infrastructure.Software Eats The World: The Rise Of Developers And The Decline Of OperatorsTraditionally IT vendors sell to “operators,” people responsible for the administration and maintenance of systems. These are the people who go to the big annual vendor conferences, wear crazy hats and dance to aging rock bands like Blues Traveller at some Las Vegas Hotel. The shift to Cloud Computing, built on the back of virtualization technologies, is turning this upside down. Indeed, all the new energy in the cloud computing communities including OpenStack, CloudStack, Amazon Web Services, etc., is about shifting the power to the developers.As Marc Andreessen pointed out last year in a contribution to the Wall Street Journal, Software is Eating the World, the rise of the software economy is transforming and consuming entire industries. Software is also eating IT. Virtualization – which allows you abstract and generalize compute, storage, and now networking technologies so that can be consumed as software – is automating the very factory floor of IT. Just as robots took over the manufacturing process in industries like automobiles, a similar phenomenon is happing in computing.This is a good thing.Unlike carbon-based life forms, distributed software systems do not call in sick, almost never are distracted by Facebook and rarely make configuration mistakes. As more and more applications and computing move into virtualized clouds, the burden of operating computers drops dramatically, including the need for human middleware. Hence another argument for Cloud.This means the new power jobs in IT will shifting to developers: people who create applications and that drive businesses forward or create bone-dry simple IT infrastructure to make it happen. The new IT elite is directly tied to the bottom line and velocity of business.That does not mean IT administration jobs are going away overnight – or that they are unnecessary. But do you want to be on the team that creates big binders of configuration files or the team that crunches a Big Data application that opens up a new market? Peter Sondegard of Gartner estimates by 2015, there will be 4.4 million jobs worldwide devoted to the support of big data.Are You Human Middleware?If you work in IT, I have quick three-question test to determine if you career is headed to permanent human middleware or if you are the positive side of history:Do you spend hours and hours with 200-page (even 2,000-page) manuals?Are there dozens of training companies clamoring to help you build your career?Do most of your causal shirts sport vendor logos?Which side of the bed do you want to wake up on tomorrow?Image courtesy of Shutterstock. alan s cohen Related Posts Tags:#cloud computing#enterprise How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid
Related Posts Samsung is nothing if not intriguing. It battles everybody in the gadget industry on all fronts including Apple, Microsoft, Nokia and, yes, even Google. So, it comes only as a mild surprise that Samsung today announced that it will hold its very own developers conference in San Francisco come October.Apple has been holding its World Wide Developers Conference for the better part of two decades. Google has its own I/O developers conference that started in 2008. Microsoft has Build, its longrunning developer focused event that was held in San Francisco in June. Samsung, never one to be missing from the action, will hold its first developers conference at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco from October 27-29.Interested participants can enter their email on the conference’s promo site, which offers little as to what’s to come except for a few tag lines inviting application makers to “collaborate with fellow developers” and “engage with industry leaders.” Ars Technica reports that a Samsung representative made clear that the developers conference will be “cross product and cross platform.” Samsung is likely looking to attract developers to key features for its various unique features it builds into its smartphones, tablets, televisions and laptops. On smartphones and tablets, Samsung has software developer kits (SDKs) and application programming interfaces for the likes of its Wallet product, smart televisions and the S Pen stylus that ships with its Galaxy Note products. Samsung originally launched the S Pen with the first Galaxy Note “phablet” with apps that it had built itself. In the Galaxy Note II, Samsung had partnered with several app makers, including new aggregator Flipboard, to institute features like Air View that highlight content in an app when you hover a finger or stylus over the screen. Samsung also builds smart televisions and has its own media and app store in with its Media HubThe move to hold an independent developer conference could increase the notion that there is tension between Samsung and Google. The Wall Street Journal reported in February that Google is “getting concerned” over Samsung’s stronghold on the Android smartphone ecosystem.Samsung has said it will be selling smartphones later this year in emerging markets that will run on Tizen, an operating system backed by The Linux Foundation which is funded, in part, by Samsung and Intel. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting say sahmedsaymediacom Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Save money with these DIY camera dolly hacks!Dolly shots have become increasingly popular with indie and low budget filmmakers over the last few years, as more and more affordable options have been hitting the market. However, you may be on a shoestring budget and looking to create the same slick dolly shots. This is where DIY equipment comes in handy.I have a love/hate relationship with DIY equipment. It’s usually pretty cheap and fun to build, and can also be a pain to work with. So before we look at the following hacks just keep in mind that a “hacked” dolly doesn’t compare to the real thing. Renting is also a good option and may save you a lot of frustration later on.If renting or borrowing isn’t in the cards, check out the quick-fix hacks in the video above, presented by Film Riot. These hacks show us how a little creativity on-set can create some very captivating results. These hacks include:Using a CarA Rolling ChairA WheelchairSliding Cardboard Across CarpetHolding a TripodIf you want to create more DIY equipment check out our DIY sliders post.This video was first shared on Film Riot’s YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!Have any dolly tips? Share in the comments below.
University of Santo Tomas took sole possession of the second seed early in the UAAP Season 80 women’s basketball tournament after stopping Far Eastern University, 73-67, Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Jem Angeles put up 21 points to pace the Golden Tigresses who improved to 3-1, half-a-game behind leader National U that holds a 3-0 card.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ WWE legend Rick Flair vows to ‘never drink again’ after near-death experience LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Anjel Aries was a reliable second option for UST as she finished with 18 points while Sai Larosa did the dirty work with a 17-point, 10-rebound double-double.Valerie Mamaril had 21 points to lead the 2-2 Lady Tamaraws.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutIn the other game, De La Salle snapped its three-game losing streak after taking down University of the Philippines 76-64.Charmaine Torres and Marga Dagdagan combined for 33 points to lead the Lady Archers against the 0-4 Lady Maroons. View comments