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Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong sets record in Brazilian road race

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first_imgBlack Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time PLAY LIST 00:55Black Nazarene back in Quiapo Church in record time01:08SEA Games 2019: PH's Kristina Knott zooms to 200m dash gold in record-setting run00:49Sweet! Indian bakers make world's 'longest' cake01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: 'Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient'01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07'HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!'03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Kenya’s Jemima Jelagat Sumgong blows a kiss after crossing the finish line and win the Sao Silvestre women’s race in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. The 15-kilometer race is held annually on New Year’s Eve. APSAO PAULO — Kenya’s Jemima Sumgong won another title in Brazil this year, setting a record for the St. Silvester road race following her gold in the marathon at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.Sumgong, who also won the 2016 London Marathon, clocked 48 minutes, 35 seconds in the 15-kilometer (9.3-mile) New Year’s Eve event, finishing 40 seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan, Flomena Cheyech Daniel. The previous record was 48:48, set in 2011.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Ranieri hails Slimani ‘masterpiece’ EDITORS' PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter We are young Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Along with elite athletes, the race draws revelers and amateur runners. They came in droves this year, many in groups of friends, wearing everything from Spider-Man costumes and feathered headdresses to tutus and masquerade masks.“People make it a party, they barbeque,” said Joao Luis Macedo, a lawyer who has participated several times, referring to supporters along the route. “We go through poor neighborhoods, we go through rich neighborhoods. It’s very democratic.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Senators to proceed with review of VFA View comments Don't miss out on the latest news and information. The men’s race was tighter, with three runners finishing within seven seconds of one another. Ethiopian Leul Aleme won with a time of 44:53. He was followed by his compatriot Dawit Admasu, with Kenya’s Stephen Kosgei finishing third.Sumgong said she didn’t run with the record in mind, noting that the heat and humidity made it an especially difficult race for her, according to a statement distributed by race organizers. With her medal in Rio and the St. Silvester record, Sumgong said Brazil was “in my heart.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are youngThe race, named after the Roman Catholic saint whose feast day is celebrated Dec. 31, winds through the historic center of Sao Paulo and is among the region’s top road races.Held every year since 1925, it used to be run at night, so the winner could cross the finish line around midnight to the blast of fireworks. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantinelast_img

UAAP Volleyball Preview: Lady Bulldogs aim Finals breakthrough

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first_imgNational University’s Jaja Santiago. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHead coach: Roger GorayebLast season: 7-7 (5th)ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABS-CBN franchise unlikely Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Motorcycle taxis ‘illegal’ starting next week — LTFRB board member Key losses: Myla Pablo, Rica Diolan, Ivy Perez,Key additions: Risa Sato, Larnie AberinFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnIf head coach Roger Gorayeb is to be believed, National University could be on its way to a big year in the 79th Season of the UAAP.The Lady Bulldogs failed to enter the Final Four last season despite flaunting the attacking trio of Jaja Santiago, Myla Pablo, and Jorelle Singh as they finished the eliminations with a 7-7 record and settled for the fifth seed. Quinahan one-ups Belga as former teammates face off Luis Manzano jokes about Mikee Morada’s proposal to Alex Gonzaga: ‘Baka nagtali lang ng sintas’ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town “I hope they can carry the pressure up until the Finals especially with the social media presence that is why I try to limit their use of social media,” said Gorayeb.Now that NU starts off on practically a clean slate, Gorayeb’s hopes his decision to put in Santiago as the team’s captain will eventually payoff.Gorayeb said Santiago is now the “older sister” of the team and it’s always a good thing to have the best player also as the designated leader.“Jaja has always been their older sister, and she can talk to the younger players and the kids also listen to her,” said Gorayeb. DILG to lock shops in Tagaytay City, other areas near Taal Gorayeb, however, doesn’t see the Lady Bulldogs’ mediocre run the past year as a reason not to aim high for Season 79.“I wanted to reach the top four last year, now I want to go to the Finals because they started recruiting in 2008 but they never had the chance to get to the Finals,” said Gorayeb in Filipino.NU’s early 3-1 record in the elimination round proved false pretense as the Lady Bulldogs lost four of their next five games and even back-to-back wins over University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines weren’t enough to push them to the semifinals.And even though NU had the tallest player in the league in the 6-foot-5 Santiago, the Lady Bulldogs were the second worst blocking team as they averaged just 1.4 blocks per set.Reasons beyond numbers also plagued the team with chemistry problems preventing the Lady Bulldogs to contend against title favorites Ateneo and La Salle.ADVERTISEMENT Bulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Don't miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Anne Curtis talks about renewing faith in God amid the world’s ‘noise and clutter’ Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards View commentslast_img

Boxer lambastes Guard shortage

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first_imgWASHINGTON – Deployment of California National Guard officers, trucks and equipment to Iraq has threatened the guard’s ability to respond to a major disaster in the state, acting U.S. Army Secretary Peter Geren has acknowledged. In a letter to California Sen. Barbara Boxer, he said the state’s National Guardsmen have “adequate capability to respond to small and medium domestic missions.” But, he warned, “equipment shortages could potentially limit their capability to fully respond to large-scale emergencies such as a catastrophic earthquake or major flood.” Boxer released the letter Wednesday and lambasted President George W. Bush’s Iraq policies, saying the war had left Americans at risk at home. But California’s National Guard adjutant general, Major Gen. William H. Wade, refuted the Army’s conclusions and said the state is fully prepared to respond to all types of disasters. “The National Guard has always been ready,” Wade said. “We have never failed to respond to any emergency. There are multiple resources that we can get, and we will exercise every one of those if the need arises.” Congress has long questioned the domestic preparedness of the National Guard, particularly as a growing number of its members have been deployed to Iraq. As recently as May, the state National Guard warned that disaster response could be slower as a result. In California, about 3,600 National Guard officers are federalized, with about 1,400 serving in Iraq and the rest in Afghanistan, South Asia or various parts of the United States. In addition, about 200 pieces of California equipment are in Iraq, including Humvees, fuel trucks and cargo trucks. In a letter Wednesday to Bush, Boxer said she was alarmed by Geren’s letter. “As a senator from a state where such disasters are far too common, I urge you to take immediate action to ensure that our National Guard is fully prepared to respond to domestic emergencies,” Boxer said. Wade, however, said the percentage of equipment in Iraq is small. The real problem, he said, is that the National Guard doesn’t have much equipment to begin with – and what it does have is out of date and in poor condition. “The war fight is not what concerns me,” he said. “We never had the equipment to begin with.” But Eric Lamoureux, spokesman for the governor’s Office of Emergency Services, said the state is prepared to deal with any disaster. “The National Guard is certainly a significant asset, but they’re part of a larger toolbox,” Lamoureux said, noting that the state can call upon police, firefighters and other disaster-response units from other states under mutual-aid agreements. As for the Guard’s equipment shortfall, he said, “I don’t think it’s something that should alarm people.” lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set!last_img

`Legend’ of Will Smith bodes well

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champHOLIDAY SPIRIT: The family comedy “The Perfect Holiday” opened Wednesday. With a cast that includes Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, Queen Latifah and Terrence Howard, the film will likely appeal to black audiences who have made “This Christmas” such a solid hit. “Holiday” opened in just more than 1,300 theaters on Wednesday and could end up having a five-day gross of about $10 million. WILL IT FLY? Hoping to get some word-of-mouth buzz going, Paramount Vantage is opening “The Kite Runner” in 35 locations today. The movie – which is both in Dari and English – is based on the best-selling novel of the same title. It’s a movie that would seem like a hard sell to mainstream audiences. It tells the story of two young boys in Afghanistan whose lives go in different directions after a violent incident. “Kite” was nominated for the best foreign film Golden Globe award on Thursday. Director Marc Forster, calling from London where he is working on “Bond 22,” said he hopes the nod will result in a bigger box office. “I think it’s so important that people go and see the film, and maybe this will help get more people into the cinema,” Forster said. “It’s a film that humanizes that part of the world.” Can Will Smith stop the year-end box office malaise that has taken hold at the multiplex the past five weekends? His new film, “I Am Legend,” opens in more than 3,500 theaters today, and I think it could debut as high as $50 million. Smith is a safer bet than virtually any other star in Hollywood when it comes to filling the seats. Since 1996, he has had a $100 million-plus grossing hit in nine of the past 11 years including “I, Robot,” “Hitch,” “Bad Boys II,” “Independence Day” and the “Men in Black” franchise. A year ago, his drama “The Pursuit of Happyness” opened in first place on the same weekend and went on to gross more than $100 million. I AM ALVIN: Kids who have already seen “Enchanted” and “Bee Movie” should make up much of the audience for Fox’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks,” which stars Jason Lee of TV’s “My Name is Earl.” Parents who remember the chipmunks from their youth might be happy to accompany the youngsters and give “Alvin” a second-place opening of $12 million to $15 million. HOLDOVERS AND EXPANSIONS: “The Golden Compass” has been a major disappointment with a $25.7 million bow last weekend and poor word-of-mouth. It would do well to retain even half of its debut audience to take in about $13 million, which would land it in third place in its second weekend. Critical darling “Atonement” expands from 32 theaters to 107 locations today. It had a healthy $24,901-per-screen average last weekend. The real movie to watch as it expands to 40 theaters is “Juno,” the critically acclaimed comedy-drama that took in more than $400,000 last weekend playing in just seven theaters. That gave it a staggering $60,000-per-theater average compared with the $7,038 average for “Compass.” greg.hernandez@dailynews.com 818-713-3758 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You're all set!last_img

SHANDON CELEBRATES AFTER BEING AWARDED FOUR STAR STATUS BY FAILTE IRELAND

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first_imgRestaurant Manager, Mark – Building Manager, Chanelle – Spa & Leisure Manager, Carolynne – General Manager, Sarah – Reception Manager, Robert – Assistant ManagerThe newly opened Shandon Resort is celebrating in the beautiful sunshine, overlooking Sheephaven Bay after being recognised with a prestigious four-star status by Failte Ireland.Carolynne Harrison, General Manager, said they are absolutely delighted to have been awarded this prestigious rating by Failte Ireland.“It is further proof that we are continuing to hit the right note at the Shandon in all aspects, including people, service and style. Recognition has to go to my superb team who have given their heart and soul to the business & its guests over the last few weeks.’ The Shandon Resort opened to the public on the 25th March 2016 , after an extensive refurbishment of its 50 bedrooms, Restaurant, Bar, Lobby, Leisure Centre and Luxury Spa. Every location on the resort enjoys unrivalled views over the sea.Head Chef Lee Vambeck has been given creative freedom when it came to producing its restaurant menu, with many guests ‘raving’ about the quality of their food & fine dining experience.Photo L-RKonrad – Restaurant Manager, Mark – Building Manager, Chanelle – Spa & Leisure Manager, Carolynne – General Manager, Sarah – Reception Manager, Robert – Assistant Manager SHANDON CELEBRATES AFTER BEING AWARDED FOUR STAR STATUS BY FAILTE IRELAND was last modified: May 10th, 2016 by StephenShare 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:donegalFailte Irelandfour star statusshandon hotellast_img

Arsenal 1-5 Bayern (2-10 agg): Pressure on Wenger grows after UCL embarrassment

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first_img 2 Bayern Munich players celebrate one of many goals at the Emirates Real Madrid also moved safely through into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 3-1 win away to Napoli, as they secured a 6-2 aggregate victory.Belgian Dries Mertens had put the Italians ahead on 24 minutes to raise hope of overturning the first-leg deficit.However, the tie was put to bed with two goals in the space of six minutes, with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos at the centre of the action.The defender headed in a corner on 52 minutes to level on the night, and then moments later saw another header find the net via a deflection off Mertens, who was credited with an own goal.Substitute Alvaro Morata netted a third from close range in the final minute. 2 Calls for Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal will increase after being beaten 10-2 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.The visiting Bundesliga champions were hot favourites to advance from the tie having won the first leg at the Allianz Arena 5-1 last month and they were too good for Wenger’s men as they triumphed by the same scoreline.The Gunners had their backs to the wall but started well and took a deserved lead through Theo Walcott before Bayern reacted after the interval.Laurent Koscielny was sent off for bringing down Robert Lewandowski, who scored the resulting penalty before Arjen Robben struck and then Douglas Costa and an Arturo Vidal double inside seven minutes added insult to injury on another tough night for Wenger.It meant Arsenal tumbled out at the last-16 stage for a seventh successive season, a major gripe of French manager Wenger’s critics, who have grown in number this season.After denying reports of a training ground bust-up involving Alexis Sanchez, Wenger recalled the Chilean for part two of a tie Arsenal were never going to win once they had been brutally picked apart in Bavaria.Some 200 supporters marched from Highbury to the Emirates Stadium before the game in protest against Wenger’s position, and plenty more stayed away altogether.The visiting fans also got involved, halting the game early on as they threw till roll onto the pitch and held up a banner complaining about the cost of tickets for the match.If Wenger had not been paying attention to the protest, his night was to bring some bad news before a ball was kicked as Danny Welbeck was taken ill in the warm-up and replaced at the last minute by Olivier Giroud.Manuel Neuer had to be switched on to intercept the marauding Walcott as the England forward broke behind the visitors’ defence.Giroud then had a good chance but was well marshalled by Mats Hummels as he looked to get his head on the end of a Sanchez cross.Arsenal were sharp in attack and soon got the goal their early persistence deserved as Walcott broke into the box after 20 minutes, taking the ball back from Giroud without breaking his stride, and thrashing an effort past Neuer.Arsenal continued to threaten as Bayern appeared lethargic, with Walcott unfortunate not to be awarded a penalty when he was tripped by Xavi Alonso.Walcott hit the outside netting with a similar chance to that which he had tucked away early on before Lewandowski scuffed a great chance wide for the Germans, as the hosts headed into the dressing room disappointed not to be further ahead on the night.And the same story continued briefly after the interval, Aaron Ramsey crossing for Giroud to head onto the roof of the net, with Hummels then having an effort rightly ruled out for offside.But Bayern eased any pressure on themselves as Lewandowski tucked home a penalty after Koscielny brought down the Polish striker when through on goal.Referee Tasos Sidiropoulos originally showed the Arsenal skipper a yellow card but altered his decision and dismissed Koscielny after a conversation with the assistant referee behind the goal.The fate of the tie was sealed when Robben picked up a wayward goal-kick from David Ospina and then robbed Sanchez of possession on the edge of the Arsenal box before finishing coolly.Wenger introduced Mesut Ozil, Lucas Perez and Francis Coquelin but it was Bayern in control, with Lewandowski hitting the post before substitute Costa scored at the end of a speedy counter-attack.Vidal then took centre stage, deftly lifting a cheeky shot over Ospina after a sloppy Shkodran Mustafi pass and then slotting home with Arsenal down and out.last_img

Kick Off: Academy and grassroots football special – Thursday, March 30

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first_imgMark Saggers is joined by Nigel Adderley, Jack Collison, Andrew Mills, Jason Dodds, James Tyers and Rich Stevens to discuss academy and grassroots football.The panel discuss the way in which youngsters learn their trade and ask whether there is something to be learned from foreign practices.A lack of success on the international scene also encouraged the programme’s contributors to delve further into the reasons behind England’s continuing failures at home and abroad.Listen above or click here to download the Kick Off special from iTunes, along with previous editions.last_img

Marshfield girls basketball rallies past Superior

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first_imgBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Ema Fehrenbach and Ellie Fehrenbach made their season-debuts Saturday and made a statement, leading the Marshfield girls basketball team to a 54-44 nonconference win over Superior at The Boson Company Fieldhouse at Marshfield High School.Ema Fehrenbach, a sophomore, scored a career-high 20 points, and Ellie Fehrenbach, a senior, had nine points and nine rebounds for the Tigers (6-1).Ellie Kummer added 14 points for Marshfield.The Tigers trailed 24-21 at halftime before a 17-9 run in the third quarter pushed them ahead by five. Marshfield then closed out the win against the team that knocked it out of the WIAA Division 1 playoffs a year ago.Alyssa Correll led Superior (3-3) with 17 points.Marshfield plays a nonconference game at Bay Port (5-1) on Tuesday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 54, Spartans 44Superior 14 10 9 11 – 44Marshfield 9 12 17 16 – 54SUPERIOR (44): Mackenzie Kmecik 5, Malley O’Brien 7, Ellie Leadstrom 8, Alyssa Correll 17, MaryLynne Leadstrom 6. Record: 3-3.MARSHFIELD (54): Makayla Scheuer 2, Caitlin Michaelis 4, Ellie Kummer 14, Ema Fehrenbach 20, Ellie Fehrenbach 9, Hannah Meverden 6. Record: 6-1.last_img

Video: What Can You Do With Enterprise 2.0 Tools Today That You Couldn’t Do A Year Ago?

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first_img3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Related Posts Dice asked the participants at Enterprise 2.0 Santa Clara an interesting question: what can you do with enterprise 2.0 tools today that you couldn’t do a year ago? Listening to the responses, three themes surface: adoption, awareness and integration. Much of the improvement we’ve seen in the past year comes not from new tools, but a better awareness of the tools and more people actually using them. The biggest technological change in the past year seems to be more integration between various tools. Adoption – Sure Yammer was available more than a year ago. And before that you could use enterprise IM for real-time communication, and private IRC servers even before that. But if tools aren’t being used, then there isn’t any value.Awareness – Enterprise 2.0 is no longer a fringe idea. As Gil Yehuda points out in the video, business stakeholders are considering enterprise 2.0 solutions for real business problems without having to be sold on the idea of social media first. This is helped by more companies going vertical and/or targeting specific use cases, as Chris Yeh of PBWorks says. Integration – From a technological standpoint, the biggest change of the year has been more interoperation between products. Ross Mayfield talked about Socialtext Connect‘s ability to connect “enterprise 1.0” solutions with enterprise 2.0 solutions. We’d add SocialCast and SimplyBox to that list.We’ve also seen more and more vendors either integrate with each other, like Xobni and Huddle or integrate with SharePoint (many innovation management products are doing that.What can YOU do now that you couldn’t do a year ago?What about you? What can you do now that you couldn’t a year ago? I was surprised not to hear anything about mobile clients or iPads. And I suspect if we were to ask that question this time next year, we’ll all be talking about analytics, but it’s probably still a little too early for that. Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo... Tags:#enterprise#Trends Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of...last_img

Pervasive Performance, Security without Compromise, and the Future of the Agile Data Center — Driven by Intel

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first_imgIn today’s world, disruptive technologies will increasingly be the keys to new digital experiences that bring a company closer to its customers, real-time insights that drive better business decisions, and new product and service offerings that were all but unimaginable just a few years ago. Thanks to transformational technology trends, such as cloud computing and 5G networks, we now have the potential to exponentially increase the volume of data we consume, while emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) promise to help businesses unlock deeper actionable insights from that data.Network Transformation Technologies ShowcasedIntel® Xeon® processor Scalable familyAt Intel, we are excited about the promise of powerful data center technologies spanning compute, storage, memory, network, and security that will enable data scientists and engineers to bring this vision to life. To that end, we are working actively to help organizations develop and implement IT transformation strategies across the enterprise. One way we do this is by bringing new technologies to market, like the upcoming Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family, which we will be showcasing this week at the HPE Discover conference in Las Vegas.Capitalizing on Data Analytics, AI and HPCIntel® Xeon® processors improve data center performanceThis new platform represents a major leap forward in processor architecture and platform advancements, delivering workload-optimized performance for compute, network, and storage. The Intel Xeon processor Scalable family is designed to empower organizations that want to capitalize on data analytics, AI, high-performance computing, and other demanding applications, while gaining the benefits of hardware-enhanced security and reliability capabilities for ideal operational efficiencies and agility.Emerging Markets Require Complete SolutionsOf course, even the best processors and algorithms don’t make a complete solution. You also need lightning-fast 5G networks and memory and storage technologies to power emerging workloads like autonomous vehicles and personalized medicine. We will be demonstrating some of these new technologies at HPE Discover.Intel Innovation Sessions at HPE DiscoverJoin our innovation sessions for a deeper dive into the technologies that enable 5G networks, AI, and modern data centers:“Intelligent Network Transformation.” Speaker: Lynn Comp. Tuesday, 11 a.m.“AI is Transforming Society… It Will Transform Your Organization too!” Speaker: Martin Hall. Thursday, 10 a.m.Performance, Reliability, and Endurance: Intel Innovations to Modernize Your Data Center.” Speaker: Greg Matson. Thursday, 11 a.m.Look for the Intel booth to see how we can enable tomorrow’s 5G networks to run on industry-standard Intel architecture along with the new Intel® Optane™ DC SSDs — ideal for managing an ever-increasing volume of data. Utilizing revolutionary memory media technology, these data center-class SSDs combine attributes of DRAM and storage to deliver an intelligent, amazingly responsive computing experience. Also look for demos showing an AI/object detection algorithm, HPC use cases, and virtual reality on HPE systems with Intel Inside®.If you’re at HPE Discover this week, don’t miss your chance to see these innovative technologies in action at the Intel booth. You may even walk away with some cool giveaways for taking a booth tour. We are excited to be at HPE Discover this week and look forward to having some great conversations about how we can help fuel your business transformation!last_img